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Letter to the editor: We're all in this together

"Let us affirm everyone’s right to express themselves without harm to any and instead with kindness to all." — Erin Biggs, Nancy Spillane, Diane Miller, Mariana Ishida, Linda Delaney, Nancy Working, Lisa W. Berry, Betty Truelove and Nancy Porter

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Julie Hagenbuch: Rhetoric is making America sick

"The so-called plans advanced by Congressman Tipton, Speaker Ryan, and others, all propose to give the subsidy money back to the richest Americans." — Julie Hagenbuch

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Adam and Lora Reichley: Support early childhood education

"A great way to ensure the continued success of the Discovery Learning Center is by supporting the upcoming Casino Night at the Steamboat Grand from 7 to 10 p.m. March 11." — Adam and Lora Reichley

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Diane R. Miller: Playing politics with air, water

"Cory Gardner says his vote for Pruitt was meant to help Colorado hold the federal government responsible for errors made in trying to clean up toxic mine waste. Yet he rejected a bill that would keep mines in Colorado and elsewhere from polluting in the first place." — Diane R. Miller

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Patrick Curran: Call for more balance

"On average, you run columns about four times a week and two or more are anti-Trump." — Patrick Curran

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Steven Richheimer: True meaning of the swastika

"It is ironic, yet very sad, that the swastika — this ancient symbol of spiritual victory and attainment, was appropriated by a force that used it for exactly the opposite reasons — to enslave and brutalize human beings." — Steven Richheimer

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Scotty Stoughton: WinterWondergrass thanks Steamboat

"We now fully understand what makes the community of Steamboat Springs so tight knit and majestic beyond the natural beauty." — Scotty Stoughton

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Steamboat Springs High School faculty, staff: We take hate crimes seriously

The staff and faculty of Steamboat Springs High School would like to share with the community that we are taking the current events related to hate crimes in our workplace very seriously.

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Deirdre Boyd, Larry Gravelle and Jenny Shea: An opportunity to teach tolerance

"As humanities teachers who have developed the 10th-grade interdisciplinary American Studies curriculum at Steamboat Springs High School, we are troubled, disappointed and heart-sick that students from our school engaged in the hateful act of using swastikas to threaten and intimidate fellow students." — Deirdre Boyd, Larry Gravelle and Jenny Shea

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Cathie Voorhees: Hate crime should be taken seriously

"Any signs of hate toward a group of people cannot be tolerated; especially here in Steamboat." — Cathie Voorhees

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Rabbi Mark Asher Goodman: Community on edge

"And we ask that Steamboat Spring High School make a concerted effort to show that intolerance and hatred have no place at their school, and that the purveyors of targeted harassment will have consequences for their actions." — Rabbi Mark Asher Goodman

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Cindy Ruzicka: Swastika quiz question is troubling

"Addressing this issue of swastikas at the high school is far from over. However, polling the community about the number of swastikas does little to enhance the conversation.

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Jim Boyne: Thank you Steamboat

"For all of you who actively participated in any or all of Winter Carnival’s events, thank you for allowing Winter Carnival to “Take You to the Mountains," capturing your hearts and minds as you put the exclamation point on Winter Carnival, a celebration of all that is good in Steamboat Springs, Colorado." — Jim Boyne

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John Spezia: Scolding unwarranted

"Did Trump's party ever give President Obama a chance?" — John Spezia

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Paula Salky: Swastika incident could have been handled differently

"It's not just a Jewish thing — it's an ignorance, bigoted, hate thing." — Paula Salky

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