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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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Our view: Seminars success story

"The Seminars series brings the world to Steamboat and provides intellectual nourishment for a community that is most widely known for its outdoor recreation." — Editorial Board

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Our view: Keep them coming back

A reliable, fully staffed public transit system is a crucial commodity in a resort town such as Steamboat Springs. This was graphically illustrated during the recent WinterWonderGrass event, which saw thousands of festival goers descend upon Steamboat and record numbers of riders utilizing the city’s free bus service.

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Our view: Fresh perspective

" ... we applaud the City Council for seizing the opportunity to embrace a new perspective and give an under-represented voice the chance to be heard." — Editorial Board

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Our view: Special place deserves special care

Spring Creek has never been easy in the political sense of the word, with issues of access to private property and the importance of the winter trail closure to protect the elk that winter on the upper section.

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Our view: Lesson learned

"Bigotry, hatred and racial intolerance should never be marginalized or minimized on any level ..." — Editorial Board

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Our view: Risk is part of the game

While we understand City Council’s fiscal concerns and appreciate its desire to protect taxpayer interests, housing development is seldom a risk-free proposition.

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Our view: Living with moose

"With the diversity and proliferation of wildlife in Northwest Colorado, it’s imperative that we learn to live compatibly with animals and nature." — Editorial Board

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Our view: Let that SnowStang run

In our view, an innovative program that has the potential to reduce traffic on I-70 during peak travel periods benefits not only the I-70 ski resorts dominated by Vail, but also makes it more palatable for Front Range skiers to set out for a long weekend in Steamboat via the interstate, Colorado Highway 9 and U.S. Highway 40

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Our view: Steamboat Springs School District still tops

"Steamboat Springs School District remains a solid, top-performing school district, and we’re proud to call it our own." — Editorial Board

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Our view: Affordable education right here at home

We feel fortunate to have an institution like Colorado Mountain College right here in our small, remote community, a college that offers quality education at truly affordable prices.

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Our view: Charter school shines

"In our opinion, having a charter school in North Routt strengthens the entire community." — Editorial Board

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