Letters to the editor


Letter to the Editor: Affordable impact

When it comes to climate change, I’m neither a denier, an industry apologist nor an ideologue. Even so, I couldn’t help but notice a recent letter touting the benefits of EPA’s Clean Power Plan completely ignored any mention of what those benefits might actually be, instead offering self congratulatory horn-blowing about past successes of the renewable energy lobby in Colorado, and a reminder that we’re fortunate to live in such a progressively trending state.

Letter to the Editor: Fireworks upset goats

Please eliminate your pagan tradition of explosives this coming Fourth of July. The blasts are terrifying. The crazy colors and patterns in the sky are worse.

Letter to the Editor: Gay marriage clarity

The purpose of this letter is to try to bring some clarity to the issue of gay marriage. This issue becomes easier to understand if one divides marriage into two components and does not try to make it a single issue.

Steven Ross: THC harmful to babies

During this week’s Children’s Hospital of Colorado’s sixth annual Neonatal Advanced Practice Conference, it was mentioned that next month the American Academy of Pediatrics is releasing its recommendations for young mothers, who are considering using marijuana products during their pregnancy and consuming marijuana while breast feeding their infant.

Letter to the Editor: Punishing and taxing

In what is usually the worst day of someone’s life, when they find themselves behind bars, only a family member or close friend coming to visit can provide solace. That practice is scheduled to come to an end for Routt County residents.

Baker: Writing is on the wall

Well, the good folks of Craig are upset at New Belgium Brewing for supporting an environmental group that is suing the Colowyo Coal Mine. Coal miners are afraid — and rightly so — of losing their jobs.

Kotowski: Take focus off weapons

We are all aware of the horrendous carnage at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston last week, resulting in nine dead at the hands of a 21-year-old sociopathic killer. It was sadly reminiscent of another attack not too long ago somewhat closer to home.

Salky: Not enough trash cans

I am thoroughly disgusted and embarrassed by the amount of trash that is heaping over the trash cans on Main Street.

Troeger: Plans clean up the air

In regards to EPA’s Proposed Clean Power Plan: No matter how much the deniers, industry apologists and ideologues try to twist the facts and attack science, health-robbing air pollution and manmade climate change are real.

Letter to the Editor: Broadband improves

I have just returned from this year’s Mountain Connect conference in Vail where the theme was developing rural broadband infrastructure through public/private partnerships.

Elizabeth K. Allen: Suspension a problem

I recently found out Officer Kristin Bantle was “in trouble” with the police department and that she has been suspended from her position as school resource officer for teaching a girls safety class at the middle school and at the 2015 Girls to Women Conference held at Colorado Mountain College for eighth-graders.

Kevin Copeland: Goal will destroy area

The propaganda blitzkrieg that Washington and their lock step cronies have created, has morphed into more than a laughable distraction. Our way of life is seriously under threat from a radical environmental agenda, that, if left unchecked and allowed to come to fruition, will cause social and economic chaos for everyone.

Paul Bonnifield: Local effects of mine

The three articles in the June 11 edition of the Today were sobering to say the least.

Bideau and Monger: End won’t justify means

On Tuesday, City Council will look to approve a 25-year downtown Urban Renewal Authority plan.

Scott L. Ford: Pay for it the right way

Infrastructure improvements in downtown Steamboat Springs are needed and long overdue. So why is creating a new district within the Urban Renewal Authority the wrong way to pay for them?