"In our opinion, this recent records request was a shot across the bow for city officials." — Editorial Board
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.
"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
One of the most obvious things all of us can do to support Search and Rescue is to minimize the need for its services.
"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
We are grateful for our associations with our homegrown businesses, which together, serve to promote the Steamboat brand across the nation and beyond.
"We support CC4E’s desire to spend the approximate $3,000 the updated (demography) report will cost." — Editorial Board
The changes at the Sheraton have the potential to affect the local economy, and the community deserves direct communication about what that entails.
"Ultimately, we think it would be a beautiful thing if that tax money could be dedicated to Howelsen Hill rather than being used to build something new that the city would have to maintain down the road." — Editorial Board
We were gratified and encouraged last week by news of Yampa Valley Medical Center’s $150,000 gift to our county’s three school districts, money intended to help the schools improve their efforts in the area of behavioral health, including those related to substance abuse.
"We applaud the school board for seeking a way to find a long-term solution for making all-day kindergarten free for all students." — Editorial Board
The Community Housing Steering Committee's final recommendations aren’t likely to be the cure-all for our housing problem, but we’re encouraged to see the community re-engaging behind this essential need.
"We don’t view substance abuse education and treatment as a core city service, and therefore, we would not support a new sales tax to address this issue, even though it’s an important one." — Editorial Board
Securing adequate community housing is of concern to all Routt County residents, and we encourage the public to become involved with the important work of the newly formed Community Housing Steering Committee.
"In our opinion, the rules that govern dogs in public places should not be an inconvenience to people who control their dogs in the first place." — Editorial Board