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Paul Bonnifield: Local effects of mine

The three articles in the June 11 edition of the Today were sobering to say the least.

Bideau and Monger: End won’t justify means

On Tuesday, City Council will look to approve a 25-year downtown Urban Renewal Authority plan.

Scott L. Ford: Pay for it the right way

Infrastructure improvements in downtown Steamboat Springs are needed and long overdue. So why is creating a new district within the Urban Renewal Authority the wrong way to pay for them?

Monteiths: Thank you for support

We wish to express our thanks for all the support, flowers, phone calls and prayers from the whole community during the last few years.

Chuck McConnell: Voters should decide

A committee of local residents has formed to amend the Steamboat Springs Home Rule Charter. We think the important decision of whether Steamboat Springs should use tax increment financing to pay for improvements to an area of downtown should be in the hands of voters and not a simple four vote majority of city council.

Friends of the Yampa Board: Thank you, community

This past weekend, Friends of the Yampa hosted the 35th annual Yampa River Festival. With remarkable weather and great river flows, this was by far the most well-attended Yampa River Festival ever.

Conway: Rain is sign

When I experience and hear about the extremely high rates of rain that Steamboat, and Colorado in general, are experiencing, I cannot help but think about global warming.

Douglas: Newspaper has obligation

On Thursday, the Steamboat Today published an editorial, “Our view: The public deserves to know,” calling on the city of Steamboat Springs to release a public report about its investigation into allegations of misconduct by Steamboat Springs Police Chief Joel Rae and Deputy Chief Bob DelValle once the investigation concludes.

Bob Enever: Show up to comment

The sales tax makes the city council partners with the businesses in town, but this partnership does not always act in ways that non-business residents would prefer.

Anita Hartley: Keep dog under control

Every time I have hiked the Soda Creek Trail on Buffalo Pass I have either seen moose or their hoof prints along the path.

Lee Cox: Sprinklers seem excessive

So, we have just broken the record for rainfall in May. May I ask why people’s sprinkler systems are still turned on?

Bill Hayden: Entertainment of year

The entertainment of the year was enjoyed by all on May 21 in Hayden. It was provided by the elementary students of Hayden School District and included acrobatics, singing, dancing, magic acts, skateboard demonstrations and a special duet with daughter and dad.

Fielding: Another name proposed

In response to Ken Collins’ support of gay marriage, I offer the following observations.

Weintraub: Find the care you need

Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM) empowers people to make informed decisions about their sexual and reproductive health by providing high quality health care, comprehensive sex education and strategic advocacy.

Stehle: Thank you, YVMC staff

I would like to say thank you to the staff at Yampa Valley Medical Center for the care they gave me before, during and after my surgery — the doctors, nurses, physical therapist, occupational therapist, respiratory therapist, the diabetes educator and the nurse navigator for the joint replacement.