As a former teacher, 14-year resident, business owner, residential and commercial property owner and father of two elementary kids, I chose to get involved with the Facilities Master Plan, because I knew this decision would affect my family on many levels.
In the past few weeks, we have seen a lot of information printed about the need for more space at the elementary level. Some residents have suggested that building a third elementary would alleviate all of our problems with overcrowding and a new high school is unnecessary.
Though my family and I have lived in this town for 12 years, we still consider ourselves new to the area. We’ve always appreciated how incredibly friendly the people are and how well-designed the town is as a whole — carefully and thoughtfully planned and developed.
I wanted to thank everyone I made contact with during the set up, movement and take down for this running race.
A sincere thank you to the board of education and all who have attempted to sort out the school investment needs in Steamboat Springs. The community needs folks like yourselves willing to give your time to improve the quality of our discussion.
With one son in fourth grade and another in eighth grade, we are closely following the debate about the high school bond issue. Reading the Sept. 29 front page article about that topic, we were struck by the following three facts.
On behalf of Yampa Valley Fly Fishers/Trout Unlimited Chapter and the Yampa Valley Stream Improvement Charitable Trust, we would like to extend a special thanks to the volunteers, fly-fishing guides, fly shop owners and landowners who donated their time and property to support the 17th annual Golf Trout Tournament throughout the weekend of Sept. 12 to 14.
Public education is the promise America makes to its children. It is the common denominator of a thousand cultures, languages and histories — it is what binds us as a nation.
After living in Steamboat Springs for 15 years but not raising any children here, we were presented with the opportunity to visit the high school with a retired teacher as our host. This was mid afternoon but seemed fairly representative. The traffic was its usual mess at Third and Fish Creek Falls, fortunately not at peak time.
During the past few weeks, water secured by the Colorado Water Trust has been augmenting natural flows of the Yampa River.
The Routt County Board of Commissioners are on the verge of destroying, in perpetuity, the rural agricultural Routt County that is the reason that so many of us decided to live and raise our children in this place.
As coordinators for the fourth annual Yampa Valley Crane Festival, we want to thank the Steamboat Today for excellent coverage of this year’s events and local residents for their support of the cranes and the crane festival.
I am in full support of the proposal for a new high school on the west end of town in the proposed location. The proposal makes sense and makes good use of existing space.
As of yet, I have heard little about the smaller schools that will be affected by the upcoming education mill levy.
I have been a proud member of this community since the mid ’90s. We now have two young children who are beginning their journey into our public school system, which we have advocated even before their birth.