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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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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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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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Our view: The numbers don't lie

"The city did a stellar job of mitigating negative impacts and communicating with the business owners and the public about the Yampa Street improvement project." — Editorial Board

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Our view: New stewards of the land

From what we can see, this is precisely what Routt County taxpayers have indicated they want, and it is precisely what developers such as Bruce Grewcock are trying to do. And while it might be easy to cast judgment upon wealthy “outsiders” who are purchasing and developing these parcels, why would we? They are actually doing us all a great service by investing their own money — not taxpayer dollars — into the preservation and enhancement of the visual vistas that are a big part of what makes our community unique.

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Our view: Innovative funding source matters

"We appreciate the U.S. Forest Service’s openness to adopting creative solutions to get the trails built." — Editorial Board

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Our view: You can get there from here

BrightView suggests that Steamboat consider installing new roundabouts at Mount Werner Road and Steamboat Boulevard, Mount Werner Road and Mount Werner Circle and Ski Time Square Drive and Mount Werner Circle. All three make sense to us.

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Our view: It’s a new world

"In our opinion, this recent records request was a shot across the bow for city officials." — Editorial Board

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Our view: Public use means public use

It sounds overly simplistic to say, but the only proper use of funds earmarked for public improvements is to make improvements that stand to benefit the public — the entire public — not just the small segment of it that pays for the privilege when they cut their monthly rent checks.

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Our view: Ski area signals start of improvements

"We are encouraged that Ski Corp. is positioning itself to improve the ski area, which in turn will elevate the visitor experience, hopefully resulting in more skiers and more visitors." — Editorial Board

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Our view: By the light of the moon ...

One of the most obvious things all of us can do to support Search and Rescue is to minimize the need for its services.

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Our view: Less confrontation, more collaboration

"Ultimately, we expect our elected leaders to work together to solve community problems and issues, and we’d like to see more collaboration and less confrontation from the county treasurer." — Editorial Board

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Our view: Homegrown success story

We are grateful for our associations with our homegrown businesses, which together, serve to promote the Steamboat brand across the nation and beyond.

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Our view: Avoid paralysis by analysis

"We support CC4E’s desire to spend the approximate $3,000 the updated (demography) report will cost." — Editorial Board

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Our view: Un-Convention-al

The changes at the Sheraton have the potential to affect the local economy, and the community deserves direct communication about what that entails.

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