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Dog’s Eye View: Relationship more important than size

November 18, 2017 — All too often I hear the comment, "He gets enough exercise, we have 5 acres for him to run on. He's outside all day long." I think you can see where I'm going with this. It's not the size of the yard that matters. It's

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Rodger Steen: HR 4239 is assault on public lands

November 17, 2017 — Here comes another assault on our national public lands and environment. HR 4239 is a bill before the House that would transfer administration of our publicly-owned and BLM-administered oil and gas resources to state control. This might appear to be a reasonable concept if the

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Northwest Colorado Health: Children facing loss need support

November 16, 2017 — Children's Grief Awareness Day on Thursday, Nov. 16 raises awareness of children around us who are facing loss. There are more grieving children than most of us realize. One out of every five children will face the death of a parent or someone close to

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Dave Peregoy: Having Mitsch Bush serve on national level will be invaluable

November 16, 2017 — In the Nov. 14 issue, there were two letters to the editor that caught my attention. The first from Diane Brower regarding our public lands and how we must become stewards of our environment. I could not agree more. She specifically mentions the fact that

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Community Ag Alliance: Partnership a new resource for producers

November 16, 2017 — Although Trout Unlimited (TU) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) differ in some respects, the non-profit and federal agency share some important, fundamental goals. The mission of NRCS is to provide resources to landowners and agricultural producers to help them with conservation. Trout Unlimited

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David Ihde: No one owes you a place to live in Steamboat

November 16, 2017 — In response to Ryan Boyd’s letter on greed, your letter reads like a true Marxist replete with all of the ignorance on economics and the true definition of greed. No one owes you a living or a place to live in Steamboat Springs. This is

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Nancy Spillane: Tax reform could cut $25B from Medicare

November 16, 2017 — The Congressional Budget Office recently stated that the tax cuts in 2018, as proposed in the GOP's tax reform bill, would total $136 billion, including slashing the budget to core programs like Medicare. The CBO says the law would force a cut of $25 billion

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Craig Henningfield: Men, time for a change

November 16, 2017 — "Sex harassment is not just a women's issue," wrote Nicholas Kristof in an Oct. 28th Steamboat Today commentary, for "we men can be more than passive observers, and a start is surely to be better at listening." Listening is good; changing is better. Recently, I

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Alex Evonitz: Editorial about down-valley growth was spot on

November 15, 2017 — So how do we do grow intelligently, while meeting the needs of someone like myself? I am 62, single, living and working in Hayden. I have a good job, but in spite of that fact, the current pricing trends lend to difficulty getting into a

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Katy Lee, Mayling Simpson: Thank you voters

November 15, 2017 — We, Katy and Mayling, wish to thank all those who supported us by signing our petitions to run for the Steamboat Springs school board and voting for us on Nov. 7. You are invited to our swearing-in on Nov. 20 at 5:30 p.m. at the

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Tales from the Tread: Colorado Gives Day perfect chance to help local nonprofits

November 15, 2017 — Colorado's largest one-day online giving event is coming up and local nonprofits need your support. On Tuesday, December 5, thousands of donors will #GiveTogether to support Colorado nonprofits while making a difference in their communities and state. Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide movement

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Anne-Marie L. Reynolds: Health care discussions demand compromise

November 15, 2017 — As we have discovered since January, health care reform is a moving target and must have bipartisan support. Compromises need to be made while protecting what we already have that is working. Ever since it was announced, the future of the bipartisan deal from Senators

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Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser: Post-election reflections – David vs. Gallagher

November 15, 2017 — Just over 50 years ago, by a margin of 2-1, the citizens of our mountain communities voted to create Colorado Mountain College. That vote established a new tax district in five counties (now six) and a board of trustees to oversee the college's fiscal health

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Our view: Every vote counts

November 14, 2017 — If you've ever doubted that every vote counts, the Hayden School District bond issue ballot measure proves you wrong. In a rare occurrence, the vote on Referendum 3A was deadlocked at 427 to 427, and its fate rests on 11 ballots that were rejected by

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John Spezia: Citizens must stay involved with housing initiatives

November 14, 2017 — I would like to congratulate the folks who promoted the 5A affordable housing property tax and especially commend the energy and motivation of Catherine Carson. Since the entire community is now contributing to the affordable housing fund, it is important that the citizens be involved

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Brad Meeks: We do not take taxpayers’ generosity for granted

November 14, 2017 — This summer, the city of Steamboat Springs published the results of a community survey. While the survey questions focused primarily on attitudes about city services, some information relating to attitudes about K-12 education were also captured. Based on the published report, when evaluating the quality of

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Robert Albert: Casey’s Pond is unrivaled

November 14, 2017 — Ditto to Madeline Butler's letter to the editor, "Grateful … in Steamboat." Casey's Pond is to nursing homes, what Steamboat/Yampa Valley are to every other place in the United States: unrivaled. My intention today is for those of you reading this to intentionally think of

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Routt County Clerk Kim Bonner: Explaining the Hayden school tie vote process

November 14, 2017 — As the designated election official for Routt County, I feel the need to explain the post-election process as it relates to certifying the election, and in particular, to the tied Hayden RE-1 question. When Colorado passed HB 13-1303 making Colorado elections mail-ballot elections, certain statutes

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Stewart L. Beall: Our Manchurian president — a veteran’s perspective

November 14, 2017 — "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country." — Nathan Hale, Sept. 22, 1776, hanged by the British for Continental Army Intelligence gathering. Nov. 11 is my holiday, along with millions of other veterans beginning at Lexington and Concord,

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Steamboat Springs School Board: Thank you to Steamboat voters

November 13, 2017 — The board would like to express its gratitude to Steamboat Springs voters for the commitment they made this week to fund critical and urgent school district projects. With your generous support, the district will proceed with plans for roof replacements at five facilities; installation of

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