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Our view: A bridge too far

The proposal to sell the undeveloped lot for $1.3 million arrives when there are more urgent questions to be answered by local governments about community priorities.

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Our view: Barn may get new lease on life

We were given reason to hope last week with the news that the Steamboat Ski Area has emerged as a potential caretaker of the historic Arnold Barn.

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Exploring an innovative solution

We were both intrigued and encouraged at the news of a recent proposal by a small groups of developers to create a 40-unit micro-apartment complex on a 2.79-acre parcel situated at Pine Grove Road and its abutment with Sundance Plaza.

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Our view: Open the door council

"If the Steamboat Springs City Council is making New Year’s resolutions for 2017, we hope a pledge to meet less often in executive session tops that list." — Editorial Board

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Our view: This little ski area needs more marketing

The success of the latest in a series of free ski days, hosted by the city of Steamboat Springs Parks and Recreational Services Department at Howelsen Hill Dec. 23, leads us to the conclusion that, without a doubt, there is demand for low-cost family Alpine skiing and snowboarding in the heart of downtown Steamboat.

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Our view: 500 new reasons to think twice

"In the final analysis, the ski area’s new policy isn’t about money; it’s about doing all that can be done to ensure the safety of residents and guests." — Editorial Board

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Our view: Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

The Steamboat Pilot & Today is continuing its Christmas tradition of reprinting one of the most famous newspaper editorials of all time, “Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus.”

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Our view: Seize the opportunity

"City Council wasted time and precious political capital quibbling over an amount as little as $10,000 that ultimately helps move a housing project forward when Steamboat’s housing shortage is reaching crisis levels." — Editorial Board

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Our view: Closing the housing gap

We all know that demand for housing here is outpacing supply. What that means is that we are in the midst of a housing crisis that threatens to undermine every sector of our economy.

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Our view: Protecting, serving the community

"Policing, by its very nature, is reactive, so it’s nice to see our local police department embrace opportunities to work toward collaborative solutions to community challenges." — Editorial Board

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Our view: Exodus suggests opportunity

On Nov. 22, Steamboat Springs Resort Association CEO Jim Clark, who had been at his post a little more than two years, tendered his resignation. This situation could be seen in two ways — as another setback or as an emergent opportunity.

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Our view: Question of council compensation

"We also urge the council to take the necessary steps to abide by the city charter and put the health insurance question on the ballot for voters to decide." — Editorial Board

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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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