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Letters to the Editor

Wallie Morris: Stripping seniors of health care is shameful

June 28, 2017 — Senate Republicans should be ashamed. In an effort to reduce the deficit and decrease federal spending, they are championing major cuts in Medicaid and encouraging increased rates of private insurance for older adults. These changes could leave many of the nation's seniors unable to afford […]

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Paul Wellman: Brust letter makes no sense

June 28, 2017 — I am replying to Dennis D. Brust’s letter to the editor, “Politics, not science.” Dennis, your piece is very aptly titled. What you are saying is a mind boggling spew of AltRight political rhetoric. You are towing the line very admirably. However, none of your hilarious […]

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Chris Kramer: Kids should stop yelling for tubers to lean back at C-Hole

June 28, 2017 — Over the last few days I’ve seen kids yelling to tubers approaching the C-Hole to lean back. I feel badly for those visiting our town, both young and old, who follow the advice and inevitably flip on their tubes. Quite often, they lose a hat […]

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Ryan Tyler Watson: Remembering an Oak Creek ‘trailblazer’

June 28, 2017 — Anyone that knows me well would likely agree I am no model citizen. I'm also not sure how close I am to qualifying as a “nice guy” either. My point being: I am no one to stand on a pedestal and preach values. But I […]

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Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser: Gallaher’s unintended effect on rural Colorado

June 27, 2017 — The story of Colorado Mountain College is inspiring and unique. Fifty years ago the citizens of Garfield, Lake, Eagle, Summit and Pitkin counties bucked the conventional thinking in Denver and voted to create a college in Colorado's central mountains. This courageous and generous act – […]

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Melissa Hampton: Why the rush to destroy people’s lives?

June 27, 2017 — Interesting question with a very simple answer, and it has nothing to do with health care. It has everything to do with money and holding onto Congressional seats. The proposed health care bill is a massive tax cut for the very rich and has little or […]

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Dennis Brust: Paris Accord is politics, not science

June 26, 2017 — The Paris Climate Accord was an exercise in power politics and not good science. This so-called "accord" was the most one-sided agreement in political history. Two of the top three biggest polluters, China and India, gave themselves a free ride until 2030. The Obama administration […]

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Julie Hagenbuch: Respect your constituents

June 26, 2017 — When calling Senator Gardner regarding healthcare a few days ago, the last thing I expected was a tirade of lies and insults from the staffer. After stating my concern that a tax break for the wealthy takes away funding for health insurance, will raise premiums […]

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Nancy Spillane: Cruel health care bill hits children, seniors in nursing homes

June 23, 2017 — In less than one day, these organizations agree that the new Senate health care bill asks low- and middle-income Americans to spend significantly more for less coverage. The hardest hit will be children, millions living in nursing homes with conditions like Alzheimer's or the aftereffects […]

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Paul Wellman: Coal mining is antique industry

June 23, 2017 — Western coal mining is fast disappearing along with all coal mining. Tipton’s American Energy Act is a cruel joke on all people whether they know it or not — better than hoping that this act does not pass so Colorado miners will be able to […]

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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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