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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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Our view: Make Howelsen the beneficiary

"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

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Our view: An ounce of prevention

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.

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Our view: Permanent kindergarten funding fix

"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

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Our view: Housing demand outpacing supply

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.

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Our view: Tax proposal is noble but misguided

"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

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Our view: Now is the time to get involved

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.

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Our view: Don’t be part of the problem

"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

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He was always quotable

We can’t speak for the black bears who tangled with recently retired Colorado Parks and Wildlife Area Manager Jim Haskins, but we’re certain Steamboat Pilot and Today’s newsroom will sorely miss him.

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Our view: A place for all people to play

"When the STARS Ranch becomes a reality, it will set Steamboat apart from other mountain communities." — Editorial Board

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Our view: What a difference a year can make

We recognize that years of engrained negativity cannot be erased in a single year or by a single survey. Change is a process, and processes require time. But to see such a dramatic turnaround in such a short period gives us great hope for the future, and that hope is anchored in the knowledge that the changes we’ve seen through the past eight months are only the beginning.

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Our view: Keeping kindergarten free

"In a progressive, caring community like Steamboat, it’s difficult to accept that family wealth could determine a child’s educational opportunities." — Editorial Board

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Our view: Time to chill

While we don’t doubt the good intentions behind city staff’s desire to replace the children’s after-school care facility known as the Igloo, we applaud Steamboat Springs City Council for deciding June 21 to table plans to build a new modular building at a cost of $775,000, at least until its October budget hearings.

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Our view: Housing proposal worth vetting

"We too are cautiously optimistic about Brynn Grey’s proposal, and we think the city is wise to explore all options when it comes to Steamboat’s housing crunch." — Editorial Board

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Our view: Eye on the prize

Keep your eye on the prize, Steamboat. The inconvenience we’re now experiencing will seem a minor thing, indeed, when compared to the spectacular results we’ll all be able to enjoy for decades to come.