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Heather Sloop: Sloop explains position

You voted for transparency and action in this year’s election, and I think you have a right to gain a better understanding of my position regarding the police investigation report. I am going to list for you a timeline of events and my decisions surrounding them so you may have a better comprehension of who I am and what I stand for.

Kristin Bantle: Thank you, residents

I graciously thank all those that believe in me and stood up, defending my reputation. I sincerely apologize to anyone who feels my conduct has let him or her down in any way.

Heather Sloop: Letter to the citizens

You voted for transparency and action in this year's election, and I believe you have a right to gain a better understanding of my position regarding the police investigation report.

Kristin Bantle: Former officer addresses community

I graciously thank all those that believe in me and stood up, defending my reputation. I sincerely apologize to anyone that feels my conduct has let them down in any way.

Bonnie Nee: Singers congratulated

On Nov. 29, Yampa Valley Singers from Steamboat Springs joined Distinguished Concerts International New York’s annual presentation of “Messiah … Refreshed,” at Carnegie Hall.

Scott Wedel: Rate increase wrong

Today, the Oak Creek Town Board is scheduled to approve a 10 percent across-the-board increase to water rates. This simply is wrong, and the good residents of Oak Creek should not tolerate it. The rate increase is projected to bring in about $40,000 in additional revenues.

Jim Webster: To be open to change

About one month ago I wrote a letter to the editor about some people’s propensity to resist change despite overwhelming evidence the surrounding environment had altered. I referred to my frustration with the new layout at City Market in my search for frozen blueberries, the voters’ rejection of a plan for a new school and resistance to evidence of climate warming.

Eric Meyer: Keep your trail systems

Steamboat Springs is in a position few other places in the country can claim in respect to significant planned trail expansion on local and federal government lands. This has been made possible through the relationships built with local land managers and the strong majority of voters approving the capital investment in trails using a portion of the taxes collected on short term accommodations.

Kate Nowak: Thank you community

Hosting the Community Thanksgiving Dinner has been a long tradition for Routt County United Way.

Sofía Scherff-Zamora: Girl gives thanks

I would like to thank Steamboat Today for all you have done. You have written a couple articles about me. I would like to give you a special thank you.

Dean Massey: Soroco has fine details

I teach science at Soroco High School and have chosen to stay primarily because of the quality of the student-centered school community I found when I arrived four years ago.

Jay Whaley: Picture not so negative

As I have read and digested the series of articles called the “State of Soroco,” it really set forth a negative connotation and concern for our district.

Nowak, Downing: Need community effort

Community charitable organizations are coming together again this year to help those in need enjoy a bright holiday. They have combined forces, spearheaded by Routt County United Way, to hold the second annual Holiday Exchange Market on Dec. 12 at Colorado Mountain College.

Richard Lowe: Conflicts raise questions

During the Nov. 23 meeting of the Steamboat Springs School Board, I tried to point out what I think to be some inherent and obvious conflicts of interest that, left unchallenged, would have put the school board in a precarious position in the future.

Vicki Barron: Hospice volunteers care

If you know a hospice volunteer, you know they are exceptionally caring, compassionate and dedicated people.