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Look back and remember

May 27, 2017 — Today is Memorial Day. On this Monday morning, men and women and children of our community will stand together in this place that is our home, feel the passage of time, hear its sound in the rhythm of hoof beats. The riderless horse of age-old […]

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Our view: Hands off national monuments

May 27, 2017 — We were pleased this week with the news that Colorado U.S. Sen. Corey Gardner and U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton had reached out to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, asking him not to make any changes in the status of Canyons of the Ancients National Monument in […]

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Routt County United Way staff and board of directors: Proud to bring together community

May 25, 2017 — Routt County United Way celebrated its 20th anniversary of the Day of Caring Wednesday, May 24. This year’s event boasted its most project sites and volunteers in the history of the event, with 331 volunteers to serve 36 project locations around Routt County. The Day of […]

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Sally Claassen: Defunding AmeriCorps would take away jobs

May 25, 2017 — I seem to recall Candidate Trump promising jobs, jobs, jobs. His budget director justifies slashing food stamps because “we need people to go to work.” How then does it make sense that AmeriCorps is on the chopping block in the president’s budget proposal? It simply […]

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Save Arnold Barn members: Thank you

May 25, 2017 — This letter conveys a hearty thank you to City Council and staff, members of URAAC, Save Arnold Barn supporters and stakeholders, the agricultural community, Historic Routt County and to everyone who has helped the Save Arnold Barn project move forward one more important step. May […]

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Dog’s Eye View: Incorporating dog training into everyday life

May 25, 2017 — I have been meeting with a few other dog trainers to create a focus group and preview a new class. Several years ago, Sandra Kruczek and I taught a City Dog class, in which we reviewed basic skills in the classroom, then took our training […]

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Patti Zehner: Trumpcare leads to bankruptcy

May 24, 2017 — Life has its surprises and not always good. Cancer, multiple sclerosis or a baby born prematurely can bankrupt a family. The Affordable Care Act that we have today places a ban on both annual and lifetime dollar limits for essential health expenses but not for […]

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Hope Cook: Be tough, not cruel

May 24, 2017 — Franklin D. Roosevelt once said, "Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough." Unfortunately, our for-profit health care system does not entertain such thoughts. When one considers […]

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Our view: Lessons on acceptance

May 23, 2017 — Steamboat Springs High School students and staff celebrated their differences and their similarities during the school's first-every Diversity Week May 15 to 19. The observance was kicked off with a school-wide assembly featuring a presentation by Schuyler Bailar, the first openly transgender athlete to compete […]

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Karen DeLine: Slow down in wildlife areas

May 22, 2017 — After driving over Rabbit Ears Pass this afternoon, I was compelled to write this letter. I was heartbroken after seeing a doe, which had been hit and was lying on the side of the road. Next to her were two perfectly formed, beautiful fawns that […]

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Nancy Working: Resolve to protect public lands

May 22, 2017 — Did you know that a 2017 survey, which was completed by Colorado College and polled voters in seven Western States (including Colorado), showed that by greater than a three-to-one margin, voters support conservation on national public lands? On May 20, Colorado celebrated its first Public […]

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Mark Ensner: No mountain bikes in the wilderness

May 22, 2017 — I have been an avid hiker and backpacker all of my adult life. Thirty-three years ago I started mountain biking and horseback riding. I no longer ride horses but still enjoy the other three pursuits. From my vantage point, mountain biking does not mix well […]

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Our view: The little town that could

May 20, 2017 — We were both pleased and proud to learn last week that our neighbor to the south, the tiny town of Oak Creek, was recently named by Colorado Parks and Wildlife as 2017's Northwest Region Partner of the Year. According to CPW's website, the town was […]

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Ken Collins: Too much sand

May 19, 2017 — There’s the old joke: What do you have when the lawyers are buried up to their heads in sand? Not enough sand. America’s problem is that we have too much sand. Sand is, apparently, all over D.C., and the GOP Congress has its collective head […]

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Anne Barounos: Let’s give Americans what they want

May 19, 2017 — With all due respect to recent letters to the editor about the November 2016 election results and what the majority of American voters wanted/expected from that election, many voters voted for their Republican candidate because they anticipated he would keep his promises. They especially believed […]

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Book review: Patchett’s ‘Commonwealth’ a realistic view of family

May 18, 2017 — “Commonwealth,” by Ann Patchett I am a fan of great writing, and Ann Patchett's “Commonwealth” is the epitome of that. Her fans who have read “The Magician's Assistant,” “Bel Canto” or “Truth and Beauty” will not be surprised. In fact, with “Commonwealth,” they might find […]

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Dog’s Eye View: Building a relationship with 2-year-old terrier Lawrence

May 18, 2017 — It has come to this. Our frisky 2-year-old terrier mix, Lawrence, has been enrolled in the Canine Life and Social Skills, or CLASS, program, taught through community education at Colorado Northwestern Community College in Craig. This program has three levels to which our dog/owner training […]

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Community Agricultural Alliance: Appreciate uniqueness of where we live

May 18, 2017 — As I complete my first year at Yampatika and as a resident of the Yampa Valley, I continue to be amazed by the natural beauty all around me. It is a great time to be outside. The weather is almost perfect. Cool, crisp mornings give […]

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Clark Davidson: $31M bond is not the answer

May 17, 2017 — Dear Editor: CC4E's thoughtful presentation to the school board was followed up by a workshop on Monday. During the discussion, several CC4E members confirmed that the end was "rushed." I don't want to criticize a group of volunteers that felt the pressure of a deadline. […]

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Bill Hindman: Train article brought back memories

May 17, 2017 — "The Last Train" feature in the April 30 Steamboat Pilot brought back fun memories for me. As a counselor at the Lowell Whiteman Camp for Boys, I met young men from the East and Midwest as they stepped off the train at the Steamboat Depot. […]

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