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Our view: Tracking down trail intel

December 12, 2017 — The hiking and biking trails that surround Steamboat Springs are a significant draw for people who choose to vacation here, but as more and more dollars are invested in this amenity, we think spending money to commission a study to understand visitors' preferences when it

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Our View: ‘Barn raising’ about more than preservation

December 9, 2017 — The Arnold Barn, located not far from the current ski base at Mount Werner, now sits in disrepair at the edge of a remote parking lot for skiers. But in its day, it was an example of how early 20th century families supported themselves in the

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Our view: Routt County leaders listened

December 5, 2017 — When Mother Nature finally decides to dump a bounty of snow on Northwest Colorado, Routt County will be ready to keep the roads clear, especially in North Routt, where county commissioners look poised to add another snowplow driver to serve the area this winter. We

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Our View: What’s in a ski resort’s name?

December 2, 2017 — We were encouraged this week when David Perry, president and chief operating officer of the new company formed by the Henry Crown Family and KSL to acquire Steamboat Ski Resort and the other Intrawest resorts, said the new corporate name won't swallow up the identity

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Our view: It’s time to give where you live

November 28, 2017 — When it comes to giving, Steamboat Springs and Routt County have a solid track record of stepping up and helping fellow community members in times of need. And there is no other time all year when that spirit of giving is on display more than

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Our view: Steamboat millennials rethink housing, go mobile

November 26, 2017 — Our view: millennials rethink housing

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Our view: A decade of public service

November 21, 2017 — For the first time in 10 years, Walter Magill didn't have a council meeting to attend Tuesday night. The former Steamboat Springs City Council president has finished out his decade-long tenure on the council and officially stepped down from the dais Nov. 14. Looking back

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Our view: A creative approach to West Lincoln Park

November 19, 2017 — Instead of spending $150,000 to rehabilitate the lightly used and unsafe playground structure known as the Yampa River Queen in West Lincoln Park, it is time to move forward to build an artistic park shelter in the midst of the mineral springs that set the

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Our view: Every vote counts

November 14, 2017 — If you've ever doubted that every vote counts, the Hayden School District bond issue ballot measure proves you wrong. In a rare occurrence, the vote on Referendum 3A was deadlocked at 427 to 427, and its fate rests on 11 ballots that were rejected by

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Our view: Reaching a tipping point

November 11, 2017 — Recent reporting on the scarcity of single-family homes in the city of Steamboat Springs priced in the $400,000 and $500,000 ranges suggest to us that the dream of working families building a single-family home here is fading, and the typical mountain resort town pattern of down-valley

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Our view: New face at the statehouse

November 7, 2017 — Colorado House District 26 is fortunate to have an emerging young leader in Dylan Roberts to fill out the balance of the legislative term that former State Rep Diane Mitsch Bush left in November to run for the U.S. Congress. Roberts was selected to fill the

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Our View: Vote ‘yes’ on 4B to support CMC

November 4, 2017 — The ballot question known as Referendum 4B was written to allow CMC administrators, going forward, to collect sufficient additional funds to offset annual hits they say their operating budget has been absorbing from the effects of an amendment to the Colorado Constitution known as the Gallagher

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Our view: Roll out the welcome mat

October 31, 2017 — Last week, Steamboat Springs City Manager Gary Suiter proposed to City Council that riders participating in this summer's Ride the Rockies be allowed to camp at Howelsen Hill as they pedal through the state and possibly stop in Steamboat overnight. The response from several council

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Our view: Consistent bus service matters

October 28, 2017 — We can empathize with the task Steamboat Springs government and City Council face in balancing the 2018 budget in the face of declining sales tax revenues. But, we would think that something the city has learned in the past few years is that cutting transit service,

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Our view: Vote ‘yes’ on Referendum 2B

October 24, 2017 — This fall, Steamboat Springs voters are being asked to decide whether or not city council members continue to receive medical and dental health insurance benefits in return for their public service. This issue is Referendum 2B on the ballot, and we think the decision whether

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Our view: Valley’s future in hands of Hayden voters?

October 21, 2017 — In many ways, the communities of Steamboat Springs, Hayden and Craig are one big community called the Yampa Valley. Our futures are bound together, with residents traveling back and forth along the U.S. Highway 40 corridor for employment, recreation, education and shopping. And that's why we think

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Our view: Vote ‘yea’ on 5A

October 17, 2017 — Steamboat Springs has been debating the issue of affordable housing for years now, and this fall, citizens have the opportunity to take some action when they consider Referendum 5A, which appears on the Nov. 7 ballot. The ballot measure, proposed by the Yampa Valley Housing

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Our view: Schools are among our most critical assets

October 15, 2017 — The success the Steamboat Springs School District has had in attracting and retaining top-notch teachers and staff is the primary reason our schools are ranked among the top 10 in Colorado. They are the human assets that help to rank our schools among our very

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Our view: $1 lift tickets are a distraction

October 11, 2017 — It came out of left field when Steamboat Springs City Council President Walter Magill pitched the idea of $1 weekend lift tickets at Howelsen Hill during last week's budget retreat. The purpose of the cheap tickets, Magill said, would be to attract more skiers to

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Our View: Historic ballot questions

October 7, 2017 — In spite of a scarcity of contested candidate races, we believe the implications of the Nov. 7 election will prove to be of historic importance. And we urge Steamboat Today readers to attend the Oct. 11 Election Forum sponsored by the Routt County Democrats, Routt

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