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Our View editorials

Our view: Hands off national monuments

May 27, 2017 — We were pleased this week with the news that Colorado U.S. Sen. Corey Gardner and U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton had reached out to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, asking him not to make any changes in the status of Canyons of the Ancients National Monument in […]

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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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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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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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Our view: Telling might save a life

May 13, 2017 — A week ago, administrators at Steamboat Springs Middle School may have averted a tragedy. On May 7, school officials were notified that one of their students had "threatened harm and actions that may or may not have included harm to others," according to a letter […]

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Our view: Busy season ahead

May 9, 2017 — It was a case of déjà vu when we learned last week that Steamboat Springs City Manager Gary Suiter wanted to investigate the possibility of the city running its own building department in the wake of Routt County Building Department Director Ben Grush's announcement he […]

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Our view: Addressing a deadly dilemma

May 6, 2017 — According to traffic safety statistics released by the Colorado State Patrol, as of March 31, troopers had investigated 114 crashes that involved fatalities or injuries specifically linked to driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, a 6.5-percent increase over 2016 numbers for the same […]

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Our view: Highway roadblock ahead

May 2, 2017 — It's said that Nero fiddled while Rome burned.Today, that old saw might aptly be repurposed to read, GOP lawmakers fiddle while Colorado's roads crumble.

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Our view: Blending ski town cultures

April 29, 2017 — We were encouraged this month to read that the top two executives of Aspen Skiing Company went out of their way to send an indirect message to the Steamboat Springs community saying they value Steamboat's unique local character, just as they value the way the individual […]

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Our view: Now’s the time to connect

April 25, 2017 — Steamboat Springs City Council President Walter Magill voiced his opinion during a recent council meeting that he'd like to see more trail connections on the west side of the city to give residents living there easier access to downtown via pedestrian- and cyclist-friendly trails.

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Our view: A road to somewhere

April 11, 2017 — Routt County is considering vacating County Road 18C, and that decision has sparked a public outcry from those who use the roadway. As of Monday, 187 people have signed a petition to keep open the road that crosses the Yampa River just south of Lake […]

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Our view: Life is a highway

April 8, 2017 — We were impressed this week by the bipartisanship implicit in the news that State Sen. Randy Baumgardner, R-Hot Sulphur Springs, and State Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush, D-Steamboat Springs, are co-sponsors of a new bill working its way through the Colorado legislature that has the potential […]

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Our view: Breathing life into history

April 4, 2017 — A collaboration between Bud Werner Memorial Library and the Tread of Pioneers Museum is breathing new life into a collection of oral histories that tell the stories of our area's history through the voices of some of this town's pioneers. Last week, the project was […]

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Our view: Are we there yet?

April 1, 2017 — Few would argue that traffic congestion in Steamboat Springs, particularly during the frenetic winter and summer tourism seasons, has long presented vexing problems for residents and visitors alike. The hope of mitigating some of those problems is, in a large measure, why we were so […]

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Our view: Let’s not make a deal

March 28, 2017 — It was a First Amendment victory when District Judge Shelley Hill ruled March 16 that the court should not have closed a Jan. 26 court hearing that outlined the plea deal offered to Miguel Diaz-Martinez, a 60-year-old man charged with 41 felonies and accused of […]

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Our view: Living up to our promise to vets

March 25, 2017 — Even as members of Congress are understandably preoccupied this month by the debate over the American Health Care Act, the clock is ticking on a Veterans Administration program that is of particular importance to military veterans in Northwest Colorado. It's a federal program that provides […]

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Our view: ‘This ship is sailing …’

March 21, 2017 — It appears we're finally on the verge of realizing a plan to build a new shared law enforcement facility that will serve as home to both the Routt County Sheriff's Office and the Steamboat Springs Police Department. During a joint meeting March 14, city council […]

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Our view: Securing future of Howelsen Hill

March 18, 2017 — We are cautiously intrigued by the possibilities suggested by Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. potentially bringing its expertise in ski area operations, food and beverage and marketing to historic Howelsen Hill.

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Our view: Roping in more parking

March 11, 2017 — We support City Council President Walter Magill's proposal to create an estimated 100 new remote parking spots by paving the dirt parking at Romick Rodeo Arena. But even though we admire Magill's consistent efforts through the years to address our downtown parking problem, we don't […]

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Our view: Seminars success story

March 7, 2017 — Seminars at Steamboat has released the summer's speaker line-up, and, once again, the free talks will focus on timely and important topics, such as climate change, Brexit and fake news.

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