Last week’s rejection by the Routt County Planning Commission of Union Wireless’ plan to locate a new telecommunications tower on private property in the midst of the Big Valley Ranch and Hilton Gulch residential subdivisions suggests that county officials might need to get out in front of the proliferation of new cell towers.
The world’s most recent natural disaster hit close to home as historic flooding ravaged roads, bridges, residential neighborhoods, ranches and businesses in 17 counties surrounding Boulder and the Denver area.
Based on voter will and the ballot language, it’s clear to us that businesses that sell marijuana in Colorado should not be regulated any differently than liquor stores, and for the most part, the newly adopted marijuana regulations are similar to laws governing the sale of alcohol.
You only get one chance to make a good first impression, and for travelers entering Steamboat Springs on U.S. Highway 40 from the east, their welcome to town is less than memorable. But thanks to an investment by the city of Steamboat Springs, those drab highway median strips from JD Hays Way to Pine Grove Road are getting a face-lift.
A significant number of the people attending this week’s public hearing about the city of Steamboat Springs’ proposal to build a new police station in Rita Valentine Park professed their love for the police department despite their strong opposition to the plan.
Summer’s end and the start of a new school year provide the Steamboat Pilot & Today with the perfect opportunity to remind area residents about the importance of supporting local schools and taking an interest in the education of our young people.
We agree with Steamboat police Chief Joel Rae’s decision that in the interest of public safety, his department needs to deter people from crossing at the uncontrolled Lincoln Avenue intersections with Sixth and 10th streets. However, we’re concerned about the approach taken thus far.
Among the many admirable nonprofit organizations that benefit the Routt County community, the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps deserves special recognition this month as it celebrates its 20th anniversary.
Our message to the community is simple: come out, cheer loudly and enjoy every minute of the exhilarating excitement a top professional cycling race offers.
The Steamboat Springs City Council needs to make a firm decision Tuesday about the future use of Steamboat Springs’ lodging tax and make it with conviction lest the voters who will pass judgement on it Nov. 5 lose confidence that this council knows best how to spend an estimated $7 million during the next decade.
Routt County has a lot to celebrate, including the fact that it is the skinniest county in the skinniest state, as documented in last Sunday’s Steamboat Pilot & Today cover story, “Tipping the Scales.”
Night skiing would be a welcome addition to the $35 million in public and private funds that have been invested in updating the base area of the ski mountain during the past six years, including completion of the promenade.
We applaud the Soroco School District for its continued foresight in sharing administrative functions with the Steamboat Springs School District.
For the second time this year, the Steamboat Springs School Board is faced with a vacancy.
The Steamboat Springs City Council would be smart to regulate marijuana retail businesses the same way liquor stores are regulated.