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Letters to the Editor

Cristina Harmon: Monumental concerns

June 22, 2017 — On June 12, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke released his recommendations for Bears Ears National Monument in Utah as part of a 15-day review of that new monument and a 60-day review of 27 monuments nationwide. Despite 96 percent of comments received by June 24 supporting […]

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Paul Bonnifield: Coal miners need to take note of Tipton’s proposal

June 21, 2017 — Rep. Scott Tipton’s commentary on his proposed American Energy Act is an eye opener. Every Routt County coal miner knows that the strength of western coal is its low sulfur content. Eastern coal has higher BTUs, and it is 1,000 miles nearer the largest market […]

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Artie Weber: Thanks Select Super staff in Oak Creek

June 21, 2017 — It is with great pleasure that I write this letter of thanks to Dawn, Lennard and the rest of the Select Super staff. The 2017 South Routt Elementary School PE field day was enjoyed by many. We had flag tag, the shoe kick, shark attack […]

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Dave Peregoy: It’s time for Congress to do their jobs

June 16, 2017 — On May 4 our Congressional Representative Scott Tipton voted with the other Republicans in the House​ to pass their version of a healthcare plan that at the time was shown to be wildly unpopular. In fact our president recently called the house plan “mean.” Within […]

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Linda Delancey: Uncertainty is compounding health insurance crisis

June 14, 2017 — The headlines decry "Obamacare in Death Spiral" and cite as proof that insurance companies are pulling out of health insurance exchanges. In truth, Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act is being sabotaged by the uncertainty perpetuated by the current administration. The president outlined his strategy […]

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CC4E: Community input, support appreciated

June 14, 2017 — Dear Editor, We are writing to thank you for the May 16 editorial, "Our view: CC4E's recommendation to Steamboat school board makes sense." We want to make sure the community knows that the Steamboat Springs Board of Education will discuss on June 19 and decide […]

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Markus Kleet: Thanks to anonymous rescuers from Steamboat

June 12, 2017 — Our lives were saved by Steamboat residents. My wife, Kelly, and I capsized on a rapid just below Radium on the Upper Colorado River Saturday. We kept getting pulled under and banged around while losing body heat rapidly. A group of certified swift water rescuers […]

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Richard McGinnis: Why keep the Senate Healthcare plan a secret?

June 12, 2017 — While we worry about the Russians interfering with our democracy and who lied about what, the Senate Republican leadership is quietly hijacking our system of government. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has invoked a rule that will allow the Senate version of the Affordable Health […]

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Carl Marbach: When did Steamboat become so selfish?

June 12, 2017 — The Steamboat Pilot & Today newspaper reported that City Council turned down a request from Stacie Fain, Bob Adams airport manager, for exemption from city rules that prohibit camping and fires on city-owned property. The airport wanted to have five camping sites and fire pits […]

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Vail Kozatch: Tipton celebrated Mental Health Month by cutting funding

June 9, 2017 — May's Mental Health Month started with Congressman Scott Tipton voting to cut a key funding source for mental health. How? By voting to repeal the Affordable Care Act and eliminating Medicaid expansion. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation: • Medicaid funded 25 percent of all mental […]

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Jennifer Schubert-Akin: Personal responsibility is a marathon

June 8, 2017 — The 37th annual Steamboat Marathon took place last week, and its success demonstrates again why the race is ranked one of the top 10 destination marathons in North America. I have competed in this race on many occasions, but I had to sit this year […]

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Bob Woodmansee: Beware of the “hoax” diversion

June 8, 2017 — During the past week, there has been a media and political frenzy questioning whether President Trump believes human-caused climate change is a hoax. His belief is not the point. He withdrew us from the Paris Climate Accords. The ensuing White House-provoked frenzy, including, Scott Pruitt's […]

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Bob Nestora: May the water gods smile on you

June 6, 2017 — Dear Editor, Having noticed that water restrictions have begun earlier that usual, I wanted to pass on my successful personal experience with water conservation. It’s not scientific but anecdotal; it’s simple, and it seems to work. I have a small lawn and usually in the […]

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Diana Simon: New sidewalks needed

June 6, 2017 — Dear Editor, Last Saturday, I rode home on my power-assisted trike after a special time taking pictures at the Botanic Park. Unfortunately, I rode up the sidewalk off Mount Werner Drive and had a traumatic experience riding the upper part. The sidewalk has big cracks […]

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John Spezia: Paris Agreement alternative

June 5, 2017 — On May 23, a statewide climate summit with elected officials and senior staff representing 27 local Colorado governments pledged to initiate the Compact for Colorado Communities network. The network goals were to create a uniform, statewide climate change education, action and policy program to strengthen […]

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Paul Wellman: Letter is absolute nonsense

June 1, 2017 — In response to Chuck McConnell, I don’t hate anyone or anything. But I have to call you out on your letter. You should be embarrassed about posting such a piece of absolute nonsense. The fact that Obama sold out to Big Pharma and the insurance […]

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Lisa Kirkland: What happened to democracy?

June 1, 2017 — To the Editor, I find it hard to believe that for the savings of a meager $10,000 in road maintenance, the Routt County commissioners voted yesterday to keep private a scenic road that crosses the Yampa River south of Lake Catamount. More that 50 people […]

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Carol Fischer: ACHA will doom the sick

May 31, 2017 — The Senate has formed a committee to finalize the Senate version of the American Health Care Act. It has 13 members: 12 white guys and one Cuban (Ted Cruz). No females and No Democrats. These 13 men will write the Senate’s health care bill in secret […]

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Travis Brown: Letter writer’s hypocrisy is disgraceful

May 31, 2017 — In response to the opinion of Mr. Chuck McConnell's letter titled "Hate letters disgraceful," I would like to say: Mr. McConnell, the criticism directed at Trump is neither hateful nor is it undeserved.

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Brian Kotowski: Letter writer’s diagnosis of Manchester bomber ‘delusional’

May 30, 2017 — In his May 29 letter to the editor, "We are the losers,” Paul Wellman diagnoses the Manchester bomber and derides as "delusional" published alternatives to his own conclusions. I submit that Mr. Wellman’s indictment of Western "terrorism" as the root cause of the Manchester atrocity […]

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