Letters to the editor


Donna Stich: Ignite new rivalry

I read with great dismay the article in the Friday’s Steamboat Today that the Winter Carnival sculptures were discontinued this year, which sounds as a lack of interest on the students’ part.

Ed Miklus: City manager solved

I ask for your indulgence as I foray into the first person. I have previously expressed my displeasure with an interim city manager appointing a permanent chief of police. Though still not endorsing the process, the outcome could not have been better. The city of Steamboat Springs is extremely fortunate to have a man of Cory Christensen’s expertise, experience and most of all character as our chief of police. Our fair city will be a better place with his leadership.

Bob Stein: Recognition appreciated

Thanks to Wednesday’s issue of Steamboat Today and Audrey Dwyer for shedding further light on this important financial support for arts and education in our community.

Thanks for coverage: Rx Task Force

On behalf of the Rx Task Force, we want to thank you for reporting on the growing opiate addiction issue in our valley. Your article provided a necessary community snapshot of this rising national epidemic.

Partners in Routt County Board members: Thank you for support

As board members of Partners in Routt County, we want to thank the community for 20 years of supporting our mentoring programs. Community-based mentoring between adult volunteers and at-risk youth, along with our school-based mentoring led by a committed staff, have served thousands of young people across the valley.

Bank of the San Juans: Thanks to community

Our most sincere gratitude goes out to the South Routt community for pulling together and donating 297 books for our local schools.

Allen Hischke: Clear snow off roofs

We have had quite a bit of snow this winter so far — more than we have had here in recent years.

Katherine Cain: Selah offers services

Each year at this time, the nation turns its attention to the issue of crisis pregnancy and choice, as we mark the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in 1973 to legalize abortion in the United States.

Dennis D. Brust: Reader shares research

American peace officers are currently under attack. The mainstream media, which rely on hot topic stories that often incite emotional responses that help bolster their polls, along with ill-informed, ignorant politicians looking to support a sensitive topic for political gain, bear a lot of responsibility for this horrific situation.

Friends of the Yampa: Group helps Yampa

The board of the Friends of the Yampa is pleased to announce its new officers for 2016. Friends of the Yampa is the preeminent river advocacy group located 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. Charlie Preston-Townsend has been elected president for 2016, with Eugene Buchanan as vice president. Kent Vertrees will fill the role of secretary, while Greg Henion will continue as the board’s treasurer.

Jennie Lay and Betsy Blakeslee: Snow drawings return

A pair of community snow drawings has once again taken the Yampa Valley landscape during the past two weeks — first a rendition of the historic Yampa River flow on Lake Catamount, then a mirage of across a winter wheat field next to the Hayden airport.

Fred Auch: Thanks for response

On behalf of the owners and guests of the Edgemont Condominiums where the chimney fire occurred Friday, I’d like to express our appreciation to the members of the Steamboat Springs Fire and Police departments and the Routt County Sheriff’s Office that responded to the alarm.

Sam Jones: Community wants clarity

To all of the members of the Local Marketing District: As you begin your campaign to renew the 0.25 percent airline sales tax, I think we, the community, would love some clarity and real data regarding the results of the past five years.

Paul Bonnifield: Gas cheaper than coal

I understand the deep emotional concern expressed in Gary Burkholder’s letter, “Coal miner speaks out.” The same concern and fear is expressed by many residents in Routt County.

Noreen Moore: Resident praises council

As we go through the steps to bring light to our community’s agencies and leadership, I want to praise the current City Council. I had the pleasure, and I use that word with purpose, of sitting through a council meeting when dealing with the issue of further clarification and disclosure of the police report.