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Nick Rowse: Annual visitor

On Saturday, while visiting my family here on Laurel Lane just below the Steamboat Ski Area, a fireworks display was shooting off for about 20 minutes or so. Regardless of the spectacle of lights and noise, which many people enjoy, I wanted to let your readers know of negative impacts to other people and to the environment.

Guy Lothian: Poem about Storm Peak

Poem about Storm Peak

Lisa Ciraldo: Parents’ voices needed

There seems to be a misconception that, since our schools are currently over capacity, the path has already been chosen to build an additional elementary school. This is not the case.

Bill Dring: A shared history

I applaud President Obama for his good sense of history and for his courage...

Willie Richardson: Board action confusing

This letter is regarding the Oak Creek Town Board meeting at 6 p.m. today.

David Moss: Obama’s firestorm

As has been widely reported, President Barack Obama made some very controversial remarks during his speech at the National Pray Breakfast. He indicated that Christians “should not get on their high horse” as Christianity has been used as a basis for justification of “terrible deeds” throughout history including the Crusades and the Inquisition and, more recently in the United States, slavery and Jim Crow laws.

Soren Jespersen: Let’s keep our river safe

Ten years ago, Friends of the Yampa participated in a process with the city of Steamboat Springs, Colorado Division of Wildlife, a citizens advisory committee and numerous other stakeholders to create the Yampa River Management Plan.

Don Lorenz: Pearl Lake, great skiing

The ski jumpers in Bill Fetcher’s video titled “Skiing at Steamboat Lake 1973” were the Lorenz brothers, Jim and Don. Bill’s dad, John, shot the videos on a beautiful skiing day in Routt County.

Ken Collins: On Keystone pipeline

Both houses have passed the Keystone even in the face of an executive veto. Let’s see what they accomplished.

Nikki Brown: Honest, kind mechanic

I want to acknowledge Shaun Doran at Doran Auto Repair for his kindness and honesty.

Brett D. Barkey: Heart-wrenching losses

I was deeply saddened by this week’s tragic loss of Deputy Clark Kreger, of the Routt County Sheriff’s Office, and Deputy Alycia Riggs, of the Grand County Sheriff’s Office.

Leigh and John Whittum: Family appreciates care

Between Dec. 21 and 25, our daughter Maggie experienced a vascular insult (bleeding) in the pons/brainstem (brain). The diagnosis was a cavernomous angioma (cavernoma).

Debra Hinsvark: Celebrate Howelsen Hill

I would like to “second” the voice of the editorial board’s written celebration of Howelsen Hill that appeared in last Sunday’s paper. Howelsen is indeed a community gem – one that residents, city employees and Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club members have taken great pride in for years and one with a long history.

Jim Boyne: The value of a $10 button

As most of us know, the purchase of a $10 Winter Carnival button is the official entry pass to viewing or participating in all of the Winter Carnival events, including the street events and the Night Extravaganza, which are signature events during the festivities.

Karen Vail: To area dog owners

I met a young woman at the corner of Third and Maple streets walking two dogs recently. The conversation went something like this: Me: Do you need a bag? Woman: No, I don’t. A long pause.