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Tim Rowse: Community voices need to be heard

"If we don’t understand what the community wants and act on that, we run the risk of political illegitimacy and voter unwillingness to move forward." — Tim Rowse

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Shannon Fatjo: A sincere "thank you"

"We serve many walks of life in our community in many different circumstances, and I, for one, am thankful not only for our community this time of year but all year and especially to those that work to reach our fellow families and community members during tough times with giving hearts and warm smiles." — Shannon Fatjo

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Joe Meglen: Making housing affordable

"Since government is the cause of “unaffordable” housing the solution is not more government but less." — Joe Meglen

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Chris Rainwater: Will Trump fix VA?

"The contract between our nation and its veterans is being broken and abused every single day by the VA." — Chris Rainwater

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Jessica Speer: Shoutout to post office crew

"I would like to give a shout-out to the har working post office staff." — Jessica Speer

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Daniel Tyler: Thank you Post Office employees

"What you do is difficult in normal times, and it's extraordinarily challenging during the holiday season." — Daniel Tyler

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Grey Schuhmacher: Trails building process needs scrutiny

"I'm concerned about the lack of disclosure regarding the use of the 1 percent lodging tax and impediments to building trails with those funds." — Grey Schuhmacher

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Charlie Williams: Advice for elected official

"Email is so impersonal, especially for a local elected official in a small tightly knit community." — Charlie Williams

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Omar M. Campbell: Remembering Pearl Harbor

"It is difficult to imagine the spirit, energy and sacrifice displayed during the WWII era taking place today." — Omar Campbell

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Routt County commissioners: Public input prompted action

"The Routt County commissioners were prompted to consider the liberalization of rules governing secondary units based upon citizen input received at a public hearing well over a year ago." — Routt County commissioners

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Diane R. Miller: Proposed oil, gas leases concerning

"The time for residents of Routt County to act is now, while the BLM can still withdraw parcels from consideration and/or impose stricter technical and environmental stipulations on its lease sales." — Diane R. Miller

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Margaret Huron: Change is needed

"It has become clear to me in evaluating the latest developments in communication among school board directors that change is needed." — Margaret Huron

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Roger Good: No such thing as 'free money'

"To make it as clear as possible that there is no such thing as “free money” when it comes to the construction of school facilities . . ." — Roger Good

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Scott Bideau: The gift of a portrait

"The idea behind Help Portrait, a worldwide movement recently brought to Steamboat, is simple: 1. Find someone in need, 2. Take their portrait and 3. Print their portrait." — Scott Bideau

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Jay Gallagher: County should not bypass public process

"The county should not be seen as bypassing the public process of reviewing the master plan and zoning regulations in its pursuit of making these changes." — Jay Gallagher