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Scott Wedel: Council should adhere to code

"Will we say that the Community Code defines the sort of height, mass and setbacks that the community has agreed is desired in our downtown area? Or will we say that the Community Code standards are no longer relevant ...?" — Scott Wedel

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Ron Pollard: Disappointed in system

"I was very disappointed how delegates were awarded to Cruz without the opportunity for local Coloradans to vote." — Ron Pollard

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Loretta Van Norstrand: No vote a mistake

"I was very unhappy that the Republican Party made the decision to eliminate the vote of the people to express their support for a presidential candidate." — Loretta Van Norstrand 

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R. Guthrie: Be safe this summer

"Put two vehicles passing each other and a biker in the middle, and you’ve got an accident waiting to happen." — R. Guthrie

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Chris Kipfer: Ski companies benefit from monopolies

"Most of our ski companies profit from government-granted and protected monopolies on public lands." — Chris Kipfer

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Alissa Merage: Alpine coaster vs. peace and beauty

Having lived in Southern California for a brief spell and returning recently to Colorado, the thought of a roller coaster at the base of the Steamboat Ski Resort is dredging up thoughts of the world we left behind.

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Robert Stevenson: Creating better future

... virtually all in that field (of climate science) believe we must materially reduce carbon emissions, at risk of drastic, if not existential, threats to our planet.

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Ed Miklus: Defeat air service tax

"… in the alter universe of Ski Corp, it is perfectly acceptable to raise the senior season pass rate 20 percent."

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Jim Schlaver: Pass hike hits all adults

A few letters have appeared recently protesting the unreasonable, 20-percent increase in senior rates for 2016/17. Actually, all adults are paying exorbitant prices.

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Lou Dolman: Group protests pass increase

I am writing on behalf of Steamboat’s Over The Hill Gang to protest the 20-percent increase in senior pass rates for 2016-17.

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Chuck McConnell: Purposeful job destruction

It’s ironic that while politicians and presidential candidates decry the decline of the American middle class, the campaign against coal is costing tens of thousands of high-paying, middle-class jobs.

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Steve Soule: Pleasure became disaster

"If you are ever on the Core Trail and see a potential hazard on the pavement, please move it off the trail." — Steve Soule

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Luther Brentson: Keep rates affordable

I want to say kudos to Patti and Tom Zehner and also to Bob Burks for their comments about reconsidering senior ski pass rates in their letters to the editors last week.

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Ann Ross: Seniors not for increase

There is a saying “Two is company, three’s a crowd,” but in this case three is not enough. I am adding to the Zehners’ and Bob Burks’ concerns about the increase in senior ski pass rates, hoping more will chime in.

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Marcus Honnecke: Increase lease fees too

Alvin Skiles wrote last week concerning the 20 percent price increase for over-70 senior skiers by the Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp.