Letters to the editor


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.

Gary Burkholder: Coal miner speaks out

I was a coal miner. I worked at the Twentymile coal mine for 23 years and 10 years at other mines here in Colorado before that.

Brandi Dudley: Holidays bring reflection

During the holidays, most all tend to reflect on memories, bask in festivities and dole out good cheer. I, for one, have enjoyed our winter wonderland — the lights all aglow and the living Nativity. It is a time of remembrance of the life-changing gifts we have received and those whom have given them. We all eagerly await a new year and desire it to be better than the previous, and that is my hope for all of us.

Benjamin Cole: Take care of us 1st

It seems as of late, and particularly in Colorado, that everyone is concerned with Syrian refugees and whether they should be accepted into our country and state.

Rodger Steen: Climate change for real

There appears to still be a public debate regarding climate change and whether human-caused increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide are damaging for human habitation. The important related facts are irrefutable and lead to the conclusion that humans are causing climate change that already has and will continue to have a serious impact on our environment.

Brodie Farquhar: Issue based on biases

Later this month, Hayden voters will vote whether the town can have a commercial marijuana-growing operation in the town’s industrial park. Or, the vote will be whether Hayden descends into druggie decadence with the aroma of pot so strong that passers by can get high, simply by driving through.

Garret W. Ehrick: Working on snow day

As I sit here in my office, Sending another email, checking another document, The snow gets deeper, and my soul sinks ever lower. The computer screen is dim, the Internet slow And the snow is ever rising.

Bob Frank: Thank you for patience

The Yampa Valley Housing Authority, the city of Steamboat Springs and Connell Resources would like to say, “thank you” to residents of Fish Creek Mobile Home Park and the Yampa River Botanic Park for their patience, endurance and, mostly, for friendly cooperation during the months of the water and sanitary sewer improvement project that affected their lives and homes.

Sam Buchanan: Article appreciated

Nice article on snowblowing. So far so good with my own blower. I broke a bolt on the left rotor my first time out, but then I popped another one in, and it started spinning again.

Tammy Stewart: Thank you Samaritans

My daughter, Shilah, and I were heading up to the cemetery to lay a wreath on my son Ryan Stewart Allen’s grave during the three-day snowstorm on Wednesday. We brought snow shovels with us to dig through the three feet of snow it would take to get to his grave.

Brita Horn: Story missed facts

I am writing in response to the article titled, “Undersheriff releases documents related to Routt treasurer’s beef over online payments of building fees” printed Wednesday.

Kate Nowak: United local effort

In my tenure as executive director of Routt County United Way, there have been a handful of moments that have done nothing short of take my breath away, moments where I was truly amazed by the generosity and kindness of spirit of this community. Our 2015 Holiday Exchange Market was one of those moments.

Bill Wallace: Setting record straight

After seeing Dennis Brust’s commentary published in the Sunday Viewpoints section of the Steamboat Pilot & Today (United Nations interaction impacts US), I can only conclude that Dennis must have in his possession compromising photos of the Pilot’s editorial staff. Why else would the Pilot publish such silliness?

Letter to the editor: Routt County commissioners respond to allegations made by county treasurer

A letter to the editor from Routt County Commissioners Tim Corrigan, Doug Monger and Cari Hermacinski concerning allegations made by County Treasurer Brita Horn.