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Letters to the Editor

Steamboat Springs Creative District: The Queen is beyond repair

November 21, 2017 — The question we have been asking ourselves is, “how did we get to this level of controversy?” Steamboat Springs Parks and Recreation staff began a process over six months ago to seek public input on West Lincoln Park with stated plans to replace the Yampa

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Barbara Gehl: Slow down in South Routt

November 19, 2017 — South Routt County is a rural area and there are often animals/pets crossing the road. In this year alone, I have lost at least five cats to the highway. I live in a reduced speed area — 45 mph — which nobody respects and slows

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Vail Kozatch: Budget plan hits cash-strapped retirees hard

November 19, 2017 — The current G.O.P. tax plans from both the House and the Senate could implement a budget that cuts half a trillion dollars from Medicare over the next 10 years. Taking away federal spending on the elderly, the disabled and the poor translates directly to the

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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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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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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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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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Chris Ricks: Diane Mitsch Bush deserted her electorate

November 13, 2017 — Why are so many people so happy with Diane Mitsch Bush's decision to quit her job as our state representative? Why is she receiving so many accolades for abandoning her constituency? She campaigned on and was elected to serve a full term, not one-half of

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Diane Brower: We must be stewards of the environment

November 13, 2017 — The expansive, wild, natural environments of our country have for decades been considered part of what makes America great. Many people who live in places like western Colorado experience a sense of something that surpasses the ordinary when they are immersed in the wonder, beauty

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