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Aubyn Royall: Vote against Amendment 71

"Amendment 71 would take away your voting rights by making it more difficult for citizens to participate in the ballot initiative process." — Aubyn Royall  

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Paul Bonnifield: Public lands issue vitally important

"Voters must know the candidates' positions on the future of national forests, BLM and national parks." — Paul Bonnifield

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Mayling Simpson: Financial devastation with ColoradoCare?

"I don’t see the predicted financial devastation in Routt County. I see workers with expensive health insurance who will benefit tremendously from ColoradoCare." — Mayling Simpson

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Our view: Initiative could save a life

"This deadly scourge (of opioid addiction) threatens every county in Colorado, and initiatives like the one introduced by (Attorney General Cynthia) Coffman are worth supporting." — Editorial Board

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Stand for America

Foreign relations, national security and terrorism are possibly the most talked about issues on TV, radio, newspapers and by most politicians and presidential candidates. This has a huge negative impact on our citizens.

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Our view: On the right track

Beyond the monetary concerns, hiring an assessment coordinator to take a fearless and thorough look at such metrics as test scores, curriculum and overall student achievement and develop workable strategies for improvement shows that the South Routt School District remains committed to providing its students the best education possible.

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Gary DeKoter: Amendment is risk we shouldn't take

"I think this amendment is a risk the people in this state should not take." — Gary DeKoter

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Steve Hofman: Amendment 69 would make bad system worse

"Free health care in Colorado will become the 21st century’s California Gold Rush, but this time on steroids." — Steve Hofman

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Our view: New airport parking system a plus

"We think the money the county spent on the new parking system is a wise investment." — Editorial Board

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Joni Stiles: Thank you for everything

"It will not be possible for me to thank every person who helped us during these last nine weeks as I know there are still many I am unaware of, but I will do my best." — Joni Stiles

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Erin Biggs: Clean water, sacred land

"The level of love, dedication and peace we experienced at the Sacred Stone Camp has changed each and every one of us." — Erin Biggs

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Annabelle Stone: Keep Steamboat as is

"I think that it would ruin the “Steamboat look” for people arriving from the airport to have a five-story building on Lincoln Avenue." — Annabelle Stone

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Our view: An ounce of prevention

We were taken aback this week by news that Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue had to respond to a wildfire on Rabbit Ears Pass that was attributed to an abandoned campfire. We would have thought people in the region would have gotten the message by now.

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John Lanterman: Project is wrong for Steamboat

"The proposed project at 12th and Lincoln has many negative impacts on the character of downtown Steamboat Springs and should have never been approved." — John Lanterman

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Tara Stroman and Lindsey Simbeye: A beautiful sight

"Our hearts are overflowing with gratitude for all the people from across Northwest Colorado who showed up to support the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sept. 3." — Tara Stroman and Lindsey Simbeye

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