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Ken Collins: A scary scenario

"Welcome to the world of folks who think that there is no safety in gun-free zones, and 'good guys with guns will stop ...' You have got to be kidding." — Ken Collins

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Mary Ann Demody: Important votes for CMC

"I will neither be voting for extending our president’s contract nor for additional compensation beyond what the faculty and staff is receiving." — Mary Ann Denomy

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Murphy Roberts: Make America change again

"The United States of America is the greatest country in the world because it was built on this concept. The United States has never waited on change." — Murphy Roberts

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Ryan Spaustat: Fatherhood, off-script

Of all the gifts Charlie has given me, this realization is my favorite — joy as the very condition of existence. I look back on his birth, and I should have celebrated the gift of his life and the joy it would bring me. I didn’t know that then, but I do now.

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Michael Turner: Council shows lack of integrity

Five of our council members have blatantly shown us their priorities, which appear to be “grab what you can, line your pockets and the hardworking employees and volunteers of the city and the constituents can “eat cake!” — Michael Turner

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Brodie Farquhar: What's going on down under?

"Why do we need large-capacity magazines in rapid-fire weapons like the AR-15?" — Brodie Farquhar

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Soda Creek students: Mountain lion education

"Now you know what to do if you ever cross paths with a mountain lion and how to prevent trouble." — Soda Creek Elementary School first and fourth grades

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Robert B. Stevenson: Why is pot the whipping boy?

"If pot is to be the designated whipping boy (again), let’s not pretend it’s because of pot overdoses." — Robert B. Stevenson

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Jane Dougherty: Wear Orange to end gun violence

Gun violence can happen to anyone. That is why I will be participating in the Wear Orange campaign.

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Bill and Kathy Cox: Applause for Mr. Knapp

"In a community that focuses on sports involvement, important as well, we wish to acknowledge one teacher who has shaped the landscape of music education for our youth in Steamboat Springs for approximately 11 years — James Knapp." — Bill and Kathy Cox

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Sheri and Ben Steiner: Steamboat'ers are awesome

"How we love Steamboat! We’ve lived here for 40 years, and people never cease to amaze us." — Sheri and Ben Steiner

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First Impressions Council: Support free full-day kindergarten

"It takes a village to raise a child and having access to full-day kindergarten gives all children a chance to start school ready for lifelong success." — First Impressions Council

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Tom Sullivan: Wear orange June 2

z'June 2 is National Gun Violence Awareness day, and on that day, I will wear orange in remembrance of my son Alex Sullivan, who was murdered celebrating his 27th birthday in the Aurora theater massacre on July 20, 2012." — Tom Sullivan

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Dennis Brust: Government control of health care

Liberals want the government to control health care, and they want to keep the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. Conservatives want to repeal it and create a better plan.

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Paula Salky: A day to remember

"Memorial Day is the day where we can set aside our political differences and stand together to remember." — Paula Salky

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