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Marcus Honnecke: Increase lease fees too

Alvin Skiles wrote last week concerning the 20 percent price increase for over-70 senior skiers by the Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp.

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Jim Webster: No to parks and rec tax

"In my view, a dedicated property tax to fund parks and recreation with an elected Parks and Recreation Commission is not the best choice for Steamboat." — Jim Webster

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Michael Buccino: More campaign transparency

"We must be sure their education is guided by local people who are not controlled or unduly influenced by outside powers." — Michael Buccino

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Alvin Skiles: Slap in the face

"This increase (in the cost of a senior ski pass) is a slap in the face to seniors, many who have skied Steamboat many years prior to reaching the senior age of 70.

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Anne Kroeger: Consider outdoor rink

"An outside (skating) rink would be invigorating to say the least and a great money maker." — Anne Kroeger

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Jon Quinn: Input to broadband plan

"A broadband planning effort is underway, which I applaud, but I feel that the recent plan from Neo Fiber submitted to the county is focused too much on long-term goals of redundancy, and attracting other middle mile providers, but does not adequately address the more immediate needs of our underserved residents." — Jon Quinn

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Bob Burks: Reconsider rates

"Does Ski Corp. really appreciate the contributions aging skiers have made?" — Bob Burks

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Mary Anne Fairlie: Don't compromise music education

"Music education is the breath of life for the quality of our schools and community; let’s not let it suffocate." — Mary Anne Fairlie

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Dennis D. Brust: Government scandals, fraud, corruption

Government scandals are one of the most important issues; most citizens don’t know much about it, as most news organizations only cover breaking news issues or, in some cases, don’t cover at all.

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Josh Nowak: Another perspective on broadband plan

"We have known for years that broadband is no longer a luxury; it is a necessity in today’s world." — Josh Nowak

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Alexandra Mathisen: Thank you from North Routt Preschool

"I would like to take a moment to write a letter of sincere thanks on behalf of the North Routt Preschool to the community for their support for our Easter fundraiser." — Alexandra Mathisen

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R.B. Rick Fisher: Debt of gratitude

"Although I have lived in Steamboat since 1973, this is my first letter to the Steamboat Pilot & Today, but necessary for the debt of gratitude I feel to Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp.’s Ski Patrol and Yampa Valley Medical Center’s emergency department." — R.B. Rick Fisher

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Letter to the editor: Big thank you to businesses

A big "thank you" to Mambo Italiano restaurant, Natural Grocers and Wells Fargo Bank.

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Patti and Tom Zehner: Don't gouge seniors

"If someone is skiing at 70, it is because they have supported their local ski mountain for at least 20 to 50 years." — Patti and Tom Zener

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Lisa Brown: Daffodils for hospice

"Year after year you adorn your offices, schools, homes and businesses with our cheerful daffodils." — Lisa Brown