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Rachael Shiebler: Driving in Steamboat is dangerous

Driving in Steamboat Springs is dangerous, walking in Steamboat Springs is hazardous and biking in Steamboat Springs can be close to a brush with disaster and bodily injury.

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Patrick and Christy Browning: Don't enforce people out of the parks

"... please don’t deliberate, regulate, enforce or intimidate the people to the point where they will choose to not utilize Steamboat’s most prized amenities, our parks." — Patrick and Christy Browning

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Ken Collins: National Parks need support

"Our parks are our legacies — our playgrounds — our outdoor medicine for our mental health." — Ken Collins 

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Doris Dewton: CMC: Amazing community asset

"Colorado Mountain College has proven to be an amazing community asset in all nine counties in its service area covering some 12,000 square miles." —Doris Dewton

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Friends of the Yampa: Colorado’s Water Plan will keep the Yampa mighty

"For more than 30 years, Friends of the Yampa and others have worked fiercely to defend this jewel of the Western Slope but with Colorado’s mushrooming population, the Yampa is on red alert." — Friends of the Yampa

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Steamboat Free Summer Concerts board of directors: Focusing energies on 2017

"2016 was an excellent summer on so many levels; however, with the cancellation of the fifth and final show of the season, it is with deep regret that we will not be able to promote a fifth show." — Steamboat Free Summer Concerts board of directors

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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.