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Duane Koukol: Train poem

The train runs to a ski resort. Nine-hundred tickets sold, in 14 hours!

Scott Bideau: URA frustrations

As a member of the Steamboat Springs School Board, I’ve had an opportunity to publicly express my personal frustrations with the proposed downtown Urban Renewal Authority and its impact on school funding. I’d also like to point out two significant concerns I have as an individual citizen of our community.

Scott L. Ford: TIF is a bag of snakes

There are many infrastructure improvements planned for downtown. I agree many of these are warranted and long overdue. Also overdue is a discussion about options on how to pay for them.

Curtis J. Comeau: Bear myopia won’t do

Though I applaud the City Council’s decision regarding commercial dumpster bear proofing, why do they continue to ignore the same solution for residential?

Elaine Dermody: Investigation questions

The city is hiring a former police chief whose department under her leadership was accused of having a harsh work environment and staff faced allegations of sexual harassment. This person is now going to fairly investigate similar charges against the Steamboat Springs Police Department leadership. Really?

Thomas W. McMahon: Full disclosure needed

The actions of the city of Steamboat Springs staff thus far have the appearance of a wish to 1) “Maintain control of the investigation” and 2) “To maintain control of the release and manner in which information is released.”

Lori Keefe: Arnis benefit a success

Last Friday we had a little get together to help out Chris Arnis and his family. It was an overwhelming success.

Sam Jones: Facts about URA elusive

As I read through the discussions regarding the proposed downtown URA, I find myself making that same twisted face when something seems a bit crazy.

Meg Bentley: Letter was ‘un-American’

This letter is actually to the “formers” — former City Council members, former council presidents, former council president pro-tems. I am one of you: a former City Council member.

Laura Case: Environmentalism and hypocrisy

While I applaud the students and their writing abilities, my family and I will be turning every single light on in our house, as has been our tradition for many years now.

Ty Lockhart: Heritage Christian School site purchase is a win-win

Education has always been a good, strong priority for our community. And the community historically has funded education in an unprecedented way while being prudent.

Lisa Brown: Hospice daffodils a hit

Thank you so much for your participation and support of our annual daffodil fundraiser for Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association’s hospice and palliative care program. More than 50 volunteers logged a total of 212 hours for this event. We had more than 200 local businesses participate in our presales and had six local retailer partners provide space for us on our sale day.

Green teams: Turn out the lights!

Steamboat Springs is well known for its celebratory light displays. Our Fourth of July fireworks event, as well as the Winter Carnival Night Show, light up the evening sky.

Letter to the editor: Former City Council members address current council about police department allegations

These allegations leveled against Chief of Police Joel Rae and Deputy Chief Bob Delvalle are extremely serious, and they need to be taken very seriously. Any process that fails to examine fully the falsehood or truth of these allegations would be inconsistent with the values of our community and could threaten the safety of our citizens.

Jack Horner: Simple beer kind of guy

Ya know, I’ve enjoyed many macro brews in my lifetime.