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Our view: Steamboat’s middle class at risk

"We have a strong middle class in Steamboat Springs; let’s not price them out of the community." — Editorial Board

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Scott Bideau: The gift of a portrait

"The idea behind Help Portrait, a worldwide movement recently brought to Steamboat, is simple: 1. Find someone in need, 2. Take their portrait and 3. Print their portrait." — Scott Bideau

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Jay Gallagher: County should not bypass public process

"The county should not be seen as bypassing the public process of reviewing the master plan and zoning regulations in its pursuit of making these changes." — Jay Gallagher

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Bob Woodmansee: Selective listening

"The county commissioners took it upon themselves to change regulations that were the product of serious community involvement in which stakeholders argued, negotiated, and yes, compromised to achieve a community vision for the future of Routt County." — Bob Woodmansee

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Ben Beall: Another vision to consider

"There is another vision that needs consideration in regards to the county commissioners' approval of countywide secondary units in rural Routt County." — Ben Beall

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Our view: A celebration of giving

"This level of fundraising is a testament to our community’s generosity, and we think it’s pretty fantastic to live in place where giving is a way of life." — Editorial Board

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Webber family: The end of a tradition

For 77 years, the Webber family has brought magic to the local children on Christmas Eve. It is with heavy hearts that we are saying goodbye to this beloved family tradition.

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Cari Hermacinski: Citizen-initiated change

"In my opinion, this entire process was a good example of how citizens can have a real and tremendous impact on good governance at the local level." — Cari Hermacinski

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Our view: Secondary units good idea

Though last week’s decision by the Routt County Board of Commissioners, which will allow rural homeowners to construct secondary housing units on their properties, elicited disagreement between county commissioners and the Routt County Planning Commission, we think the move has the potential to relieve at least some of the county’s affordable housing problems.

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John Whittum: Rapid growth in Steamboat

We common people can accept population growth, but can we tolerate an expanding Disneyland manipulated by those whose main interest is in maximizing private profit while degrading the quality of public life and overwhelming the streets and sidewalks of our town?

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Marc C. Smith: America's Thanksgiving holiday

"Who isn’t glad for Thanksgiving Day? We Americans relish this special day of family, friends and gastronomic delight." — Marc C. Smith

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Our view: The Routt County way

" ... no matter what may be percolating across the nation, we live in an inclusive community that values kindness, tolerance and compassion for others." — Editorial Board

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Margaret Huron: Time to give thanks

"Thank you for all the resources, thoughtful comments, passion for education and community support for learning that have provided an environment in which the Steamboat Springs School District can flourish and continue to achieve a reputation for excellence." — Margaret Huron  

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Meghan Hanson-Peters: Topic of teen sexual assault is vitally important

"I imagine that most would agree with me that we do not want any of our children to be the victims of or the perpetrators of sexual violence." — Meghan Hanson-Peters

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Our view: Another call for board unity

The rift that developed within the Steamboat Springs School Board appears to have arisen following the November 2015 election of Margie Huron, Michelle Dover and Sam Rush to the board, and the subsequent election of newcomers Huron and Rush as board president and vice president, respectively.

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