Letters to the editor


Callie Bradley: 1st DitchFest a success

If you weren’t in Decker Park in Oak Creek on Sept. 20, you may very well wish you had been. Locals and out-of-towners alike were entertained by some great music, art, exhibits and games.

Tom and Rosie Kern: Thanks to community

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the entire community of Steamboat Springs and Routt County for being so welcoming and helpful over the last three years.

Jim and Gayle Dudley: Community support

In March 2013 our son Matt Dudley was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. He immediately started writing on www.caringbridge.com and a caring community was formed.

Ken Collins: Pay them by the hour

America has an employment problem. Yes, we also have an unemployment problem. But this is different.

Johannah K. Hall: Community approach

Last spring, Mountain Montessori Charter School was established. Still in its toddler stages, it soon will grow into a full-blown working plan, and like our children, it will need your community and individual support to continue in its growth.

Tom Schatz: An environmental waste of breath

Environmental issues have been front and center in Colorado this year. No wonder: The state’s natural beauty is perhaps its greatest treasure.

Ed Miklus: Know facts before tax

In the article entitled “Winter air service plan program approved” in Wednesday’s Steamboat Today, readers should take note that Mr. Porter, LMD chairman, exclusively uses the term “seats” when referring to the rosy colored picture of the program.

Betty Leipold: Best option for station

I still think the most logical place for a new police station is the Iron Horse Inn.

Kathleen Marie Kelly: Rebuttal to editorial

I thought the opinion of the Steamboat Today that gave advice to Oak Creek was cavalier. Does any of your staff live in Oak Creek? When stating that “we urge, we think,” who actually is the we?

Dusty Atkinson: Merge in right place

I think it would be helpful to explain to the town why you should drive all the way up to the merge point in construction zones.

State Rep. Randy Fischer: Having a voice in water planning

Our goal for the water plan is to provide a path forward for providing Coloradans with the water we need in the future while seeking to maintain such divergent values as healthy watersheds and environment, robust recreation and tourism economies, vibrant and sustainable cities and viable and productive agriculture.

David Moss: Response to EPA letter

The purpose of this letter is to provide three counterpoints to Jeff Troeger’s letter to the editor entitled “EPA Confusion” in Steamboat Today on Friday.

Gary Hofmeister: History redux

By sheer serendipity, I have been immersed in World War II as of late. I awoke a few days ago noticing it was Sept. 1 and, being a history buff, remembered this was the beginning of WWII when the Nazis invaded Poland (and the Soviets a few weeks later, lest we forget.)

Veronica Bea McMahon and Connie Smith: Hayden’s kindly firefighter

Recently, we had the absolute pleasure of meeting “Simon,” one of the firefighters stationed at the Yampa Valley Regional Airport in Hayden.

Judy Gunthorpe: Be courteous on roads

This is in response to Terri Willliamson’s letter, “Impact of Words,” published Thursday regarding the use of bicycle bells. During one of my regular summer visits about five years ago, I wrote in the same vein.