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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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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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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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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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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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Our view: New report signals progress

"Now that CC4E has a new report in its hands, it’s our hope the release of updated demographic information will allow the group to move forward with its task of providing the school board with recommendations about the district’s future facility needs." — Editorial Board

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Our view: Potential benefit for local housing

We have a new tax source, but we also have a workforce housing problem. Why not use the former to help alleviate the latter?

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Our view: Trade division for unity

"Regardless of who you voted for, now is the time to respect the will of the people and unite as Americans to solve our common problems." — Editorial Board

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Our view: Residents deserve to know

We commend Routt County Treasurer Brita Horn for working diligently, and successfully, to negotiate payment terms with the energy giant, but the same time, we’re frustrated by her unwillingness to release the particulars of the settlement.

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Our view: Compassion for the terminally ill

Voters have the opportunity this election cycle to show more compassion for the terminally ill and approve Proposition 106.

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Our view: Amendment 69 — Too big, too risky

"The aim of Amendment 69 is a laudable goal but it’s how this huge statewide system would be executed that concerns us." — Editorial Board

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Our view: Take Colorado off sidelines

Colorado voters witnessed a confusing and tumultuous political process in spring 2016 that saw controversy spring up around both the Democratic and Republican state caucus procedures used to assign national convention delegates to presidential candidates. In the wake of that disputed process, we think it’s time for Colorado voters to get off the sidelines and approve Proposition 107, which would amend state statues to establish a presidential primary to be held in March of each presidential election year.

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Our view: Pot tax should be approved

"This vote is not about whether or not the county should allow marijuana grow facilities, but about whether or not the county should tax the industry." — Editorial Board

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Vote ‘no’ on Amendment 70

Though we tend to agree that the state’s minimum wage is inadequate and in need of thoughtful examination and possible modification, another constitutional amendment, in our opinion, is not the right way to go about it.

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Our view: Vote ‘yes’ for tuition-free, all-day K

"We think the mill levy override is a small price to pay for ensuring our youngest students receive the strong foundation they need to flourish in school." — Editorial Board

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