Letters to the editor


Andy Kennedy and Emilie Rogers: Recycle drop-off spots

We at Yampa Valley Sustainability Council, in partnership with Routt County, Waste Management, Twin Enviro and the city of Steamboat Springs, have spent the past two years struggling to provide adequate options for the high demand on our public recycling drop-off locations.

Diana Eubank: Trashy talk, trashy pond

I so enjoyed watching four young boys play and swim with the abandon and innocence of youth this past Sunday at Fetcher Pond, that is until their very nasty and foul language, at a loud volume, began.

Willie Richardson and Kathleen Marie Kelly: Let your voice be heard

The Town of Oak Creek Planning Board is meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Town Hall to review and consider a land use application by petitioner Dank Frank’s LLC. This application will entail a “minor land use change” to Oak Creek’s Title 17 Land Use Code.

Mary Pat Ettinger: Art festivities successful

Dear editor, Many thanks to the Steamboat Resort Association and the Steamboat Springs Arts Council for their outstanding work on this last weekend’s art festivities.

Gene Cook: Great fishing demise

Every time I come home from fishing on the Yampa, I intend to write this letter. Perhaps now is the right time.

Donna Triptow: Supportive community

I would like to share with the Steamboat Springs community my experience in the recent 10th annual triathlon based at Lake Catamount on Sunday.

Gregory W. Smith: We work for Colorado, Routt County

In late June, Colorado PERA released its annual financial report containing another clean audit by KPMG and showing earnings of more than $6 billion in investment performance, a return of 15.6 percent and an improved funded ratio. This strong investment performance comes even with a more conservative assumption on future investment returns the PERA Board implemented last year.

Charlie Preston-Townsend: Planning the future of Yampa River

The Friends of the Yampa is a volunteer-run nonprofit based in Steamboat Springs and dedicated to the protection and enhancement of the recreational and environmental integrity of the Yampa River and its tributaries through stewardship, advocacy, education and partnerships.

Paul Bonnifield: Start of a golden age

Right now, Americans are freer than in the past. They are living longer and enjoying their last years. Opportunities are plentiful for those who see it and have the courage to try.

Jack Horner: Core trail is for bikers

As the manager of a small business on west U.S. Highway 40, I can say from experience, traffic has always been a thorny issue.

Susie Makens: No apology from me

The other day I went to see the movie, “America.” Not knowing what to expect, I was captivated from the beginning.

Joe Meglen: The state of our union

As we observe the state of our union, and the direction we are traveling, it is obvious that unless there is a drastic change in course the idea of America, the great experiment in liberty, will be extinguished.

Jacquelyn Greenspan and family: Parrot, lost and found

My name is Jacquelyn Greenspan, and my family was the one that lost our African Grey Parrot, Kahli, in Steamboat a little over a week ago.

Michael Osterman: Imagine a safer Yampa

If the city were to make Yampa Street one way from Fifth Street to 12th Street, there would be numerous benefits.

Ken Collins: Mi casa e su casa

“The browning of America.” Wow. Of all you wrote, Omar, that line stood out (“Omar Campbell: Thoughts about Mexico,” Tuesday’s Steamboat Today).