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Steamboat Springs High School faculty, staff: We take hate crimes seriously

The staff and faculty of Steamboat Springs High School would like to share with the community that we are taking the current events related to hate crimes in our workplace very seriously.

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Deirdre Boyd, Larry Gravelle and Jenny Shea: An opportunity to teach tolerance

"As humanities teachers who have developed the 10th-grade interdisciplinary American Studies curriculum at Steamboat Springs High School, we are troubled, disappointed and heart-sick that students from our school engaged in the hateful act of using swastikas to threaten and intimidate fellow students." — Deirdre Boyd, Larry Gravelle and Jenny Shea

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Cathie Voorhees: Hate crime should be taken seriously

"Any signs of hate toward a group of people cannot be tolerated; especially here in Steamboat." — Cathie Voorhees

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Rabbi Mark Asher Goodman: Community on edge

"And we ask that Steamboat Spring High School make a concerted effort to show that intolerance and hatred have no place at their school, and that the purveyors of targeted harassment will have consequences for their actions." — Rabbi Mark Asher Goodman

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Cindy Ruzicka: Swastika quiz question is troubling

"Addressing this issue of swastikas at the high school is far from over. However, polling the community about the number of swastikas does little to enhance the conversation.

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Jim Boyne: Thank you Steamboat

"For all of you who actively participated in any or all of Winter Carnival’s events, thank you for allowing Winter Carnival to “Take You to the Mountains," capturing your hearts and minds as you put the exclamation point on Winter Carnival, a celebration of all that is good in Steamboat Springs, Colorado." — Jim Boyne

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John Spezia: Scolding unwarranted

"Did Trump's party ever give President Obama a chance?" — John Spezia

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Paula Salky: Swastika incident could have been handled differently

"It's not just a Jewish thing — it's an ignorance, bigoted, hate thing." — Paula Salky

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Brian Fitzgerald: Grooming Emerald for fat tire biking

"So, pony up, fat tire bikers and supporters, to keep the riding on Emerald available this winter." — Brian Fitzgerald

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Geoff and Janie Leaver: Thanks for the great emergency care

"In an era where consumers feel the need to be critical of many service providers, it is pleasing to report the service my wife received was exceptional." — Geoff and Janie Leaver

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Mariana Ishida: Congressmen need to host town hall meeting

"I write to the Steamboat Pilot & Today to request your support in urging Senator Gardner and Representative Tipton to hold a town hall event in Routt County." — Mariana Ishida

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Dylan Roberts: Stop hiding, Scott Tipton

"Congressman, hold a town hall. Facebook posts and press releases are not enough. Come listen to the concerns of your constituents and meet with us face to face." — Dylan Roberts

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Rodger Steen: Our senators should vote to maintain BLM methane rule

"Everything is wrong about wasting this natural resource; it could be efficiently captured and sold. Nothing is right about wasting it." — Rodger Steen

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Trish Carpenter: Bumper pads should be banned

"Bumper pads have yet to be ostracized throughout our great country. Let's ensure that in Steamboat Springs there are no baby deaths attributed to their use." — Trish Carpenter

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Kevin Copeland: Your "Dewey" didn't win

"For those who voted for President Trump, congratulations. You now have at least four years to hopefully witness his administration succeed and restore the pride we all should have in America." — Kevin Copeland

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