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Steven Hofman: Government spin on a holiday display

It would seem that unlike public officials in Routt County, neither the president of the United States nor the speaker of the House, and all the legal minds at their beck and call, sees any church-state problems with multireligious displays and activities.

Brodie Farquhar: Decoration decorum

Thank you so much for protecting the delicate sensibilities of your readership Friday, regarding the front-page article about dog zapped, Christmas tree lights turned off.

Marguerite Salazar: Questions to ask when insurance shopping

The clock is ticking. For folks that do not get their health insurance through their employer, Monday is the deadline to enroll in a health plan that starts Jan. 1. Jan. 15 is the deadline for coverage that starts Feb. 1, and open enrollment ends entirely Feb. 15.

Omar M. Campbell: Remember Pearl Harbor

Dec. 7 marks the 73rd anniversary of the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese — also our entry into World War II.

Colby Townsend: Deciding to shop local

As a local retailer, I like to compare notes with other business owners whenever I get a chance. While talking to another retailer, I was disheartened to hear her say that she will be closing her store in the near future. The theme of our conversation was that the traditional store front retailer quickly is becoming a thing of the past.

The Friends of Crossan’s M&A Market: Thank you for support

At this time of year, I think of all the wonderful businesses and individuals that have helped the Crossan’s M&A Market in Yampa. This year, we have been successful in our First Call of The Wild Auction, which included an authentic Heritage Out House as our signature offering.

Teresa Audesirk: Why are we so wasteful

I’m doing some laps at Old Town Hot Springs. It’s unseasonably warm; nice, but not great for a “Champagne Powder” economy.

Randy Kelley: Protect our resources

As a seasoned river runner, I can tell you nothing compares to the experience of floating a wild river through wild lands. Preserving that experience depends on a lot of factors, not least of which is ensuring we keep enough water in our rivers to support recreational use.

Ken Constantine: Hunters important

Most residents in our area are aware that hunters are an important source of income for area businesses during various hunting seasons.

Scott Wedel: An important night

I think Wednesday's 6 p.m. Oak Creek Planning Commission meeting could be the most important meeting in years. After the joint meeting of the Town Board and Planning Commission last month, this meeting is to discuss fundamental sweeping changes to the land use code affecting every property owner. 

Willie Richardson: Wrestling with pot issue

The town of Oak Creek is currently wrestling with the new and emerging retail marijuana business, its placement within town and the concerns of its residents to this new and not wholly accepted industry.

Routt County Habitat for Humanity board of directors: Thanks for support

Fifteen years ago, a group of committed volunteers formed the Routt County affiliate of Habitat for Humanity — International with the mission of building or renovating simple, safe houses with people in need in our community. Over the years, through the generosity of hundreds of individuals, companies and nonprofits, Routt County Habitat was able to build 10 single-family/duplex units and 20-plus renovations.

Kate Nowak: Thanks for generosity

Last Wednesday evening the place to be was at Ciao Gelato. Warmth and love were circulating the air as patrons stopped in to say goodbye to Lynne and Massimo and their wonderful staff.

Linda D'Aquila: Ornament sales ended

Although it is bittersweet to see a local tradition fade away, it is always exciting to accept change and a challenge. The Kiwanis Club has decided to let the commemorative Christmas ornaments become a thing of the past. We look forward to developing new ways to raise funds in support of the growing needs of our community.

Laura, Kyle and Ian Case: Relentless givers

Have you ever met someone who makes you a better person?

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