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Our view: Blending ski town cultures

We were encouraged this month to read that the top two executives of Aspen Skiing Company went out of their way to send an indirect message to the Steamboat Springs community saying they value Steamboat’s unique local character.

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Our view: Now’s the time to connect

"We agree with our council president that the people living in West Steamboat deserve the same access to bike and pedestrian trails that the rest of the city enjoys . . ." — Editorial Board

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Our view: Exploring collaborative solutions

Sometimes, viable solutions to vexing problems come to light when loosely related issues are considered in tandem.

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Our view: Worth the wait

"We appreciate that all of this work and research was completed by a group of volunteers, who have demonstrated tremendous dedication to the task laid before them." — Editorial Board

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Our view: Time will tell

As we anticipate the closing in early fall of the sale of Intrawest Resorts and Steamboat Ski Resort to a new company being funded and created by Aspen Skiing Company and KSL/Capital Partners, there are many questions to be answered.

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Our view: A road to somewhere

"it’s a public road that shouldn’t be quietly vacated without more investigation and debate." — Editorial Board

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Our view: Life is a highway

We were impressed this week by the bipartisanship implicit in the news that State Sen. Randy Baumgardner, R-Hot Sulphur Springs, and State Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush, D-Steamboat Springs, are co-sponsors of a new bill working its way through the Colorado legislature that has the potential to break the log-jam over how best to raise more funds for maintaining and modernizing the state’s long-neglected transportation system.

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Our view: Breathing life into history

"The stories and history found in the original Three Wire Winter are definitely worth emulating, worth preserving, and worth sharing with the world." — Editorial Board

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Our view: Are we there yet?

In addition to the added safety and improved traffic flow, the roundabouts — particularly the one to be built at the very doorway to the Ski Area — offer the potential to more effectively brand the resort.

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Our view: Let's not make a deal

"Judge Hill’s ruling should send a strong message that any attempts by the district attorney to keep information from the public and the press will not be allowed." — Editorial Board

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Our view: Living up to our promise to vets

"Northwest Colorado should be proud of Steamboat Springs area rancher Jim Stanko for his role in lobbying Congress to extend funding for the Veterans Administration’s Choice Program." — Editorial Board

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Our view: 'This ship is sailing ...'

"We feel the shared facility will immeasurably improve communication, collaboration and camaraderie between the officers and deputies who staff Routt County’s two largest law enforcement organizations." — Editorial Board

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Our view: Securing future of Howelsen Hill

We are cautiously intrigued by the possibilities suggested by Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. potentially bringing its expertise in ski area operations, food and beverage and marketing to historic Howelsen Hill.

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Time’s up

We were more than a little concerned last week to learn that the Community Committee for Education, or CC4E, has extended the timeline for presenting its recommendations for school facilities construction and upgrades to the Steamboat Springs School Board.

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Our view: Roping in more parking

Though we admire City Council President Walter Magill’s consistent efforts through the years to address our downtown parking problem, we don’t buy the logic that 100 new spaces at the rodeo grounds would put off the need to impose paid parking on the downtown commercial district.

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