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Hazelbaker family: Thank you so much

Thank you so much to everyone who provided support and compassion after Conrad (Conch) passed away so suddenly.

Kenneth Finn and Bob Doyle: Pot policy harmful

In response to your recent editorial, “Pot experiment seems to be working,” we are concerned that the general public is unaware of the numerous and growing problems since marijuana commercialization began in Colorado five years ago under the guise of medicine.

Dave Peregoy: Historical atrocities

As a country, we have spent far too much and lost too many American lives on military campaigns in places where oil is the primary motive and have little to show for it. At some point we should have the wisdom to say, “Enough.”

David Moss: Presidents as idiots

This letter is written in response to Bob Stevenson’s letter published in Thursday’s Steamboat Today. Mr. Stevenson properly takes offense to the Cal Thomas editorial published Wednesday, in which Thomas implied that President Barack Obama was an idiot using a quote from Shakespeare.

Tom Willman: Media and Big Pharma

Our ability as individuals to opt-out (the exemption) of complying with what many people in Colorado consider to be draconian-statist wishes is, after all, granted by law. The notion that “rolling up your sleeve” is in the greater community interest, “come on dude, just do it for the collective,” is in my opinion borderline Marxist, if not medical tyranny in nature.

John Mertz: Suffering with dignity

As of Feb. 6, Colorado House Bill HB1135, which will legalize physician-assisted suicide, has been postponed indefinitely by the House Committee on Public Health & Human Service; however, most indicators suggest the issue is far from behind us.

Bob Stevenson: Criticisms unfounded

Cal Thomas criticizes President Obama as not measuring up in Thomas’ war-monger contest (Wednesday’s Steamboat Today). Thomas seems to prefer the right’s Cheney/Bush “let’s make up and sell wars to America” approach.

Linda Lewis: Questions to answer

How many of those affected by the recent measles outbreak were vaccinated? How many were unvaccinated? Was the virus identified as the wild virus or the measles vaccine virus?

Nick Rowse: Annual visitor

On Saturday, while visiting my family here on Laurel Lane just below the Steamboat Ski Area, a fireworks display was shooting off for about 20 minutes or so. Regardless of the spectacle of lights and noise, which many people enjoy, I wanted to let your readers know of negative impacts to other people and to the environment.

Guy Lothian: Poem about Storm Peak

Poem about Storm Peak

Lisa Ciraldo: Parents’ voices needed

There seems to be a misconception that, since our schools are currently over capacity, the path has already been chosen to build an additional elementary school. This is not the case.

Bill Dring: A shared history

I applaud President Obama for his good sense of history and for his courage...

Willie Richardson: Board action confusing

This letter is regarding the Oak Creek Town Board meeting at 6 p.m. today.

David Moss: Obama’s firestorm

As has been widely reported, President Barack Obama made some very controversial remarks during his speech at the National Pray Breakfast. He indicated that Christians “should not get on their high horse” as Christianity has been used as a basis for justification of “terrible deeds” throughout history including the Crusades and the Inquisition and, more recently in the United States, slavery and Jim Crow laws.

Soren Jespersen: Let’s keep our river safe

Ten years ago, Friends of the Yampa participated in a process with the city of Steamboat Springs, Colorado Division of Wildlife, a citizens advisory committee and numerous other stakeholders to create the Yampa River Management Plan.

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