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Don Lorenz: Pearl Lake, great skiing

The ski jumpers in Bill Fetcher’s video titled “Skiing at Steamboat Lake 1973” were the Lorenz brothers, Jim and Don. Bill’s dad, John, shot the videos on a beautiful skiing day in Routt County.

Ken Collins: On Keystone pipeline

Both houses have passed the Keystone even in the face of an executive veto. Let’s see what they accomplished.

Nikki Brown: Honest, kind mechanic

I want to acknowledge Shaun Doran at Doran Auto Repair for his kindness and honesty.

Brett D. Barkey: Heart-wrenching losses

I was deeply saddened by this week’s tragic loss of Deputy Clark Kreger, of the Routt County Sheriff’s Office, and Deputy Alycia Riggs, of the Grand County Sheriff’s Office.

Leigh and John Whittum: Family appreciates care

Between Dec. 21 and 25, our daughter Maggie experienced a vascular insult (bleeding) in the pons/brainstem (brain). The diagnosis was a cavernomous angioma (cavernoma).

Debra Hinsvark: Celebrate Howelsen Hill

I would like to “second” the voice of the editorial board’s written celebration of Howelsen Hill that appeared in last Sunday’s paper. Howelsen is indeed a community gem – one that residents, city employees and Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club members have taken great pride in for years and one with a long history.

Jim Boyne: The value of a $10 button

As most of us know, the purchase of a $10 Winter Carnival button is the official entry pass to viewing or participating in all of the Winter Carnival events, including the street events and the Night Extravaganza, which are signature events during the festivities.

Karen Vail: To area dog owners

I met a young woman at the corner of Third and Maple streets walking two dogs recently. The conversation went something like this: Me: Do you need a bag? Woman: No, I don’t. A long pause.

Koye Carlstrom: Encourage right projects

In response to the Jan. 20 article, “Routt County Building Department studying possible cut in permit fees,” I would like to propose another option that would be in all of our interests.

Lynn Abbott: For the classical fans

Classical music fans, we have a special treat coming our way Friday at 10 a.m. Just tune in to WWFM at 91.1 on your FM dial to hear Live from Steamboat, a broadcast from the Strings Music Festival of 2013.

Joe Meglen: Lincoln’s birthday

“History is written by the victor ...” Feb. 12, the anniversary of Lincoln’s birthday, is an appropriate time to examine some uncomfortable facts.

Bill Pass: Steamboat sets example

The following is a description of a situation we encountered Thursday night at the Steamboat Springs Transit Center. In light of highly publicized stories of ineffective government (both nationally and in our own City Council) and disrespectful/combative police confrontations nationwide, this exemplifies how citizens, government and police should act on a daily basis.

The Routt County RedneX Committee: RedneX Games on hiatus

You may or may not have heard about a little gathering known to many as the Routt County RedneX Games (aka Routt County Redneck Olympics).

Matthew Grasse: Missing the point

I guess I’m one of the first new shuttle riders to the west end. The shuttle is very pleasant; it has that new shuttle smell, the driver is happy to have a new job. I’m glad the city has addressed this very important issue.

Sam Jones: School-time efficiency

Reading the articles in the paper regarding whether or not our school district should cut select standardized tests from our academic program got me thinking about school-time efficiency.