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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.

Mark Traum: Thank you, attendees

A warm and heartfelt thanks to our wonderful and extremely generous attendees of last Saturday’s inaugural Ski for Parkinson’s Nordic event. We are all truly fortunate to be living in such a caring and supportive community.

Omar M. Campbell: Groups comforting

I wish to express my admiration and gratitude to the following law enforcement organizations: town police; state patrol and wildlife officers; County Sheriff’s Department and All Crimes Enforcement Task Force. Every day, they risk life and limb to protect us residents.

Karen Jimmerson, Jane Bennett: Thank you, Joan

We would like to send a big shout-out to our friend Joan Lazarus and thank her for her incredibly generous outreach to our community during her time as executive director of Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp.

Karen Jimmerson and Jane Bennett: Thank you, Joan

We would like to send a big shout-out to our friend Joan Lazarus and thank her for her incredibly generous outreach to our community during her time as executive director of Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp

Omar M. Campbell: Having these organizations in comforting

I wish to express my admiration and gratitude to the following law enforcement organizations: town police; Colorado State Patrol; Parks and wildlife officers; Routt County Sheriff’s Department; and ACET (All Crimes Enforcement Task Force). Every day, they risk life and limb to protect us citizens.

Scott Wedel: City’s path is flawed

The most recent City Council meeting was an attempt to push toward finalizing the location of a police station that instead put the selection process into turmoil and significantly damaged the reputation of the city manager.

Stephanie Finegan: What an opportunity

After reading the latest story about the city of Steamboat looking into becoming a STAR Community, my first thought was “what an opportunity.”

Randy Watson: Great Steamboat service

Our family was in Steamboat over the holidays. Beautiful town, a very special place as you know. While we ran into friendly and consumer driven folks everywhere, you should know this, we had a waitress, Keri at Mazzola’s that represented your community better than anybody.

Robin Stone: Solving the bear problem

Let's be aware of the probable consequences over the next 30 years of the initial steps Steamboat Springs is considering to solve the bear problem.

Kate Nowak: Grateful to community

Routt County United Way, along with several key agencies and community partners, revamped our holiday program to help families and individuals in need while providing them a chance to participate in the process.Thanks to our wonderful community, the market was successful in helping 239 families and 833 individuals.

Howard Bashinski: Turn on headlights

Please consider this letter my plea to drivers to please turn on their headlights in inclement weather. I think there are still people who don’t understand that the purpose of turning on your headlights in the rain or the snow is to make you more visible to others, rather than to help you see better.

Kent Vertrees: Prevent grouse listing

As an adjunct college professor who teaches students in an outdoor classroom near Dinosaur, I am closely following the fate of greater sage grouse. As the longtime manager of a local business, Steamboat Powdercats, I recognize that a healthy sagebrush habitat is an important driver for our local recreation dependent economy, as well as the iconic bird.

Robert P. Baker: Recognize origins

First, let’s be clear that the idea of a decorated tree at solstice does not come from any of the theistic religions but is a pagan tradition that predates all of those religions. As a practicing pagan, I am quite happy that Jews, Christians and even Muslims recognize paganism by putting decorated trees in their houses and on their lawns.