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Brita Horn: Taxpayers must be treated equally

"Our county’s citizens repeatedly have told me that they appreciate that I will stand up for them against a large corporation pulling political strings." — Brita Horn

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North Routt 5th and 6th grade students: Stop overfishing

"We are students at North Routt Community Charter School, and we are concerned about the problem that could potentially destroy the oceans- overfishing." — Fifth- and sixth-grade students from North Routt

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Wendy Rogers: Grateful for our firefighters

"My heart goes out to the Flanigans for all that they lost early Sunday morning. But I have to say "thank you" to Captain Hetrick and the Steamboat firefighters for their work in isolating the fire to this one house." — Wendy Rogers 

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Roger Steen: Increased setbacks needed

"The single most contentious landowner issue related to oil and gas wells and production is with the setback minimums, which are the minimum distances between drilling/production equipment and a house, or high-occupancy building regardless of who owns the surface." — Roger Steen

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Letter to the editor: Wrong project, wrong location

"City Council ignored the building code and voted for the project in spite of its many drawbacks."

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Kristin Bantle: Review firearm safety

"Gun tragedies can happen to anyone, and it only takes seconds if the gun is not properly secured." — Kristin Bantle

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Jamie Pallotti: Dangerous precedent

"If one developer is allowed to magically turn the "accessory unit" allowance into small footprint homes then a precedent is set." — Jamie Pallotti

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Town of Yampa hits series of home runs

Thank you to all who attended, danced and donated to our highly successful auction and concert with Todd Park Mohr on July 30.

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Paul Sachs: Thank you, Ms. Karin

Ms. Karin's studio was a calm and beautiful oasis for so many children. She is one of those people who make Steamboat such a special place. She will be sorely missed.

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Elaine Dermody: Protect your wilderness

"Practicing "leave no trace" and complying with the wilderness regulations will help to keep your wilderness areas pristine for your enjoyment and others." — Elaine Dermody

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Heather Martyn: Slippery slope?

"If you pass a 2 percent increase in taxes on marijuana and alcohol perhaps, together as a community, we can start to stabilize the mountain that is slowly being eroded for many generations to come." — Heather Martyn

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Maureen Smilkstein: Another look at dogs off leash

"There are 2,500 acres of open space managed by the city and over 150 miles of trails. I think we already have the space and quality trails to accommodate all users including dogs off leash." — Maureen Smilkstein

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Future of Howelsen

I am in complete support of keeping Howelsen Hill and Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club as a means to positively influence our kids.

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Brodie Farquhar: Zika is real

"Republicans, like Rep. Scott Tipton and Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado, are responsible if Zika becomes a pandemic in the U.S." — Brodie Farquhar

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Loren Wood: Great athlete will represent U.S. at Rio

"So go for the gold in Rio, Jenn Suhr, and hopefully we will see you carrying the American Flag, leading the American athletes, at the opening or closing ceremonies in Rio." — Loren Wood

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