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Laura Case: Individual vs. collective

"If health care was treated like car insurance, cell phones and other products, capitalism would work." — Laura Case

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Kristopher Hammond: Full-day K is no brainer

"If the trajectory of a child’s life can be improved by just one or two degrees at age 5, imagine the difference that angle will make in 20 years." — Kris Hammond

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Mayling Simpson: A fact check on Amendment 69

"Let’s not miss this opportunity to improve health care for all Coloradans. Vote “yes” for Amendment 69." — Mayling Simpson

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Hollie Sutton: Vote 'yes' on 3D

"Remember that a "yes" vote on 3D means safety for our children and those who drive them." — Hollie Sutton

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Katherine George: Vote for full-day kindergarten

"As a parent of two primary school children who attended full-day kindergarten in Steamboat Springs and paid for it, I am voting “yes” on Referendum 3C." — Katherine George

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David Ihde: Government should stay out of health care

"The reasons for double-digit premium increases are the result of Obamacare, not shareholder dividends and CEO pay." — David Ihde

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Daniel H. Smilkstein: Medical center provides essential service to South Routt

"The additional revenue generated by the increased mill levy will essentially bring us back to parity and help cover operating and capital expenses." — Daniel H. Smilkstein 

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Ben Beall: What's the future of our public lands?

"There is one question that I don’t think has gotten enough exposure in this election and it is important for the future of Routt County. What is the future of our public lands?" — Ben Beall

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Al Rosenthal: Vote 'no' letter was false

"The letter “Vote ‘no’ on Amendment 69," which ran in the Oct. 24 issue of Steamboat Today, is a letter of fear and speculation disguised as certainty." — Al Rosenthal

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Jim Sunderland: Better health care for all

"Colorado Care is focused on helping contain increasing medical care costs through prevention programs and removing financial obstacles to primary care and early treatment." — Jim Sunderland

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Tammie Mader: Vote 'yes' on Referendum 3D

"As a community, we owe it to our children to be transported to and from school, athletic events and field trips in the absolute safest vehicles." — Tammie Mader

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Kathy Dietrich: Vote 'no' on Amendment 69

"So, we will get to pay high taxes, not keep our doctor and will lose jobs." — Kathy Dietrich

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YVMC: Hospital opposes Amendment 69

"ColoradoCare would threaten the sustainability of Colorado hospitals." YVMC board and executive team

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Medora Fralick: Vote ‘yes’ on 3D

Safe, reliable transportation to and from school and events is one way we can attract and maintain our student base and help improve the economies of the district. This is a small price to pay for a huge return to our District and our kids.

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Patrick Delaney: Vote 'yes' on 3D

"Help ensure safe, reliable transportation for our region’s children and support our boys and girls by voting 'yes' on 3D." — Patrick Delaney