Letters to the editor


George Avgares: Thanks for help

Every year, our back-to-school supplies drive and fundraiser seems to grow exponentially. Our community’s giving tied to this event speaks volumes to the need that we are fulfilling.

Steven Hofman: Editorial misses point

The Steamboat Pilot & Today’s Sunday editorial, “Conservation and oil wells,” completely missed the main public policy point that is central to the purpose of Routt County’s purchase of development rights program.

Peter “Mike” Yurich: Changing the rules

I was interested in ViewPoints expressed in Wednesday’s newspaper on Oak Creek, “Staying the course,” and approving the latest marijuana business license. I think the opposition to the new marijuana business is not the license but the location where they intend to build.

Ron Roundtree: Campaign ad includes quote from non-supporter

An ad placed on page 2 of the Friday, Sept. 5, edition of the Steamboat Today by Diane Mitsch Bush that quoted me as supporting her current campaign is in error.

Brooke Bumgarner: A new school is needed

From the perspective of a 2013 Steamboat Springs High School graduate, it is of upmost importance to keep class sizes small to maintain the current level of education.

Clarice Navarro-Ratzlaff and Don Mares: Suicide and the stigma against mental illness

When members of the Colorado General Assembly and Mental Health America of Colorado learned that Robin Williams had died by suicide, we were saddened. His kindness and passion for helping those in need moved us. His portrayals of teachers, healers, fathers and friends who used the experience of their own struggles to help others will be a source of inspiration always.

Ana F. Lash: Honoring readers

Every year since 2006, the friends and family of longtime Hayden resident and book lover Bern F. Giannini have supported the Hayden Public Library with a special program and award called the Bern F. Giannini Young Reader Award.

Honey Stinger: Thank you

Honey Stinger would like to personally send out a huge thank you to all of the volunteers, sponsors and participants of the fourth annual Steamboat Stinger. We could not have had such an amazing race if it were not for each and every one.

Andy Kennedy and Emilie Rogers: Recycle drop-off spots

We at Yampa Valley Sustainability Council, in partnership with Routt County, Waste Management, Twin Enviro and the city of Steamboat Springs, have spent the past two years struggling to provide adequate options for the high demand on our public recycling drop-off locations.

Diana Eubank: Trashy talk, trashy pond

I so enjoyed watching four young boys play and swim with the abandon and innocence of youth this past Sunday at Fetcher Pond, that is until their very nasty and foul language, at a loud volume, began.

Willie Richardson and Kathleen Marie Kelly: Let your voice be heard

The Town of Oak Creek Planning Board is meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Town Hall to review and consider a land use application by petitioner Dank Frank’s LLC. This application will entail a “minor land use change” to Oak Creek’s Title 17 Land Use Code.

Mary Pat Ettinger: Art festivities successful

Dear editor, Many thanks to the Steamboat Resort Association and the Steamboat Springs Arts Council for their outstanding work on this last weekend’s art festivities.

Gene Cook: Great fishing demise

Every time I come home from fishing on the Yampa, I intend to write this letter. Perhaps now is the right time.

Donna Triptow: Supportive community

I would like to share with the Steamboat Springs community my experience in the recent 10th annual triathlon based at Lake Catamount on Sunday.

Gregory W. Smith: We work for Colorado, Routt County

In late June, Colorado PERA released its annual financial report containing another clean audit by KPMG and showing earnings of more than $6 billion in investment performance, a return of 15.6 percent and an improved funded ratio. This strong investment performance comes even with a more conservative assumption on future investment returns the PERA Board implemented last year.