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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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Cristina Harmon: Protect our national monuments

May 17, 2017 — While the current review of 27 national monuments initiated by the Trump Administration appears to be a broad effort to involve the public in commenting on and possibly rescinding some of the designations, it is clear to me and many others following the process that […]

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Wallie Morris: Protect individuals with pre-existing conditions

May 17, 2017 — What do asthma, depression, an abnormal pap smear, cancer, obesity and ADHD have in common? Under the current form of the American Health Care Act, they can be considered pre-existing conditions. And under the AHCA, pre-existing conditions can result in denial of coverage, significantly higher […]

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Rachel Oberly: Where’s the love for the locals?

May 17, 2017 — I’ve not been in Steamboat all that long, and I don’t have as much right as a longtime local or a family raising kids here to complain, but I am a young person trying to make a living in Steamboat, and I don’t think we […]

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Libby Lukens: Let history be a guide

May 16, 2017 — With AP U.S. History tests coming up, many begin to question the teaching of American history. This debate has seen some heated backlash on both sides of the argument, with one group debating that, to quote Ben Carson, "Most people when they finish that course, […]

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The Bock’s Office: ‘King Arthur’ less regal, more rollicking

May 16, 2017 — Centuries of lore are bound to change over time in the telling of one of the greatest tales of all. Still, even accepting that, some elements of "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword" are more than hard to swallow along with your popcorn.

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David Ihde: It’s the Republicans turn

May 16, 2017 — This letter is in response to Brodie Farquhar’s letter to the editor dated Tuesday, May 9. What’s the matter with you Brodie and others on the left who have written letters recently to this newspaper decrying what the Republicans passed for healthcare? Where were you […]

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Our view: CC4E’s recommendation to Steamboat school board makes sense

May 16, 2017 — After more than a year of studying the needs of the Steamboat Springs School District in the wake of a failed bond issue, the Community Committee for Education — CC4E — presented its formal recommendations to the school board last week.

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Alvin Skiles: Revisit senior pass price

May 15, 2017 — I did a survey on what other ski areas charge for senior passes for the 2017-18 season, and Steamboat Ski Area is the highest price at $699. Here is a list of ski areas and their senior pass prices: Aspen Snowmass, $479; Copper, $319; Crested […]

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