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Letters to the Editor

Beth Lavely: Columbine survivor says ‘never forget; never again’

April 19, 2018 — April 20 marks the 19th anniversary of the school shooting at Columbine High School. Since my time as a student at Columbine, I have tried to develop as a leader working to serve our whole community with diligent evasion of anything that identified me with

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Katie Davidson: Barbara Bush served with grace

April 18, 2018 — I was writing yesterday and had the news on in the background when I heard that Barbara Bush had passed away. I’d heard the day before or so that she had declined going to the hospital and was going to stay home with her family;

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Pam Courtney: International visitor wants 8-day, 11-day pass

April 18, 2018 — We have been coming to Steamboat from Australia with our family of 14 people for 14 years in a row and only spend two weeks a year here. The price of this new ticket is way too high as we do not need a pass

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Norma Ruth Ryan: Women leadership in Routt County is strong

April 18, 2018 — For as many times we hear of the virtues and power of women’s leadership, we hear its perceived limitations double: “This district isn’t ready for a woman.” “She’s too young.” “What about her family?” The problem with this line of thinking isn’t just that it’s

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Olive Morton: Bill Hill is smiling from heaven

April 18, 2018 — Old timers in Steamboat who remember Bill Hill, former leader of the Steamboat Chamber Resort Association and business professor at Colorado Mountain College, know that Bill would be so pleased to see the iconic Steamboat Barn being preserved. He worked tirelessly to find a way

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Deirdre Boyd and Jenny Gabriel Shea: Sen. Baumgardner refused to meet with local teachers at Capital

April 18, 2018 — Colorado teachers put democracy into action on Monday. We held a direct action rally at the state capitol and lobbied our state representatives to adequately fund our public schools and to do what’s best for Colorado students. We both teach in Steamboat and went down

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Diane Brower: Methane rule is necessary regulation

April 17, 2018 — In 2016, the Bureau of Land Management adopted a regulation requiring companies to control the amount of methane that leaks into the atmosphere as a result of oil and gas development. The rule replaced a 37-year-old regulation that didn’t reflect current technologies or best practices.

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John Fry: Rodeo needs to be part of Howelsen discussion

April 17, 2018 — We might want to consider retaining the PRC Rodeo, with respect to the Howelsen redevelopment discussion, if we wish to retain our core identity and past as a cowboy ski town. The iconic event has only recently considered eliminating Steamboat from the circuit. Lest we

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Nancy Spillane: GOP creating plan to discriminate against cancer patients

April 17, 2018 — The GOP-run Department of Health and Human Services is trying to bypass the health care rules Americans fought so hard to establish by expanding a niche type of health insurance. This would adversely affect cancer patients and their families like mine. Most families have a

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Lia Kozatch: If you’re sneaky, you’re going to get caught

April 16, 2018 — The term "disappeared" can apply in a variety of ways, most notably when people, usually people vocally opposing government actions, disappear suddenly and without a trace. Members of our government have been doing this with critical health care information for a few years, most recently

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Steamboat figure skaters: Thank you Steamboat for making ice show possible

April 16, 2018 — On March 30 and 31, we put on “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on Ice.” It was an incredible experience for us, as skaters of the Steamboat Skating Club, and it took a lot of time and effort not just from us. There were many people

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Melanie Lepow: Wirth leaves indelible mark on Steamboat ski community

April 16, 2018 — On a very warm August day eight years ago, Andy Wirth stepped into the position of CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Corporation, bringing more than 25 years of significant hospitality experience and a long list of once-in-a-lifetime accomplishments. And on the heels of his retirement

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Marsha Daughenbaugh: Thank you for the sendoff

April 16, 2018 — Words are not adequate to express my appreciation to our community for everything done to make my retirement from Community Agriculture Alliance so special. It started with Matt Stensland’s wonderful article in Steamboat Today, which prompted cards, emails and flowers. The retirement party, hosted by

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Kerri Ann Crocker: Thank you community for Easter event support

April 12, 2018 — I want to take moment to say a sincere “thank you” to our community for supporting North Routt Preschool at this year's Easter egg hunt and pancake breakfast held March 31. What a fun event supporting a good cause. First, I want to thank Vista Verde

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Ron Arenman: Pass increases for seniors ‘unconscionable’

April 11, 2018 — Dear Editor, I just wanted to add to the others that have commented on the Ikon Pass. I'm a senior citizen and have supported the mountain for well over a decade. My pass has gone up 37 percent over the last two years, and now,

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Paul Wellman: River Queen needs to be scuttled

April 9, 2018 — Seems "some members (of the Steamboat Springs City Council) have grown impatient and frustrated with the uncertainty surrounding the future of an iconic riverboat-themed playground…." A little counsel to the council members throwing tantrums. Patience is a virtue. Maybe if something had been proposed at

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Sarah Woodmansee: Why should we care about greenhouse gas emissions?

April 9, 2018 — The television channels are filled with ads talking about Colorado greenhouse gas emissions and how stringent they are, but I wanted to know, what are greenhouse gases, and why should we care about them? As carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, ozone and water vapor emissions

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Patti and Tom Zehner: Senior pass, local pass would be IKONic

April 9, 2018 — We have read the letters from Romberg, Working and Schrader that were published during March. Alterra, are you listening? The local families and seniors are not impressed with your new price strategy. Like the other authors, we feel that what Alterra has done with the

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Brian Kotowski: Gun laws hurt law-abiding citizens

April 9, 2018 — Julian Edelman is a wide receiver for the NFL’s New England Patriots. Edelman was in Texas last week when one of his Instagram followers posted the following to Edelman’s account: "Dude, there is a kid in your comment section says he’s going to shoot up

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Mia French: Longtime local needs community’s help

April 8, 2018 — I am asking our wonderful community for help. Beth Boyd is a friend, constant ray of sunshine and a longtime local who you may know from one of her many yoga classes, African dance or a healing massage in many locations, including Strawberry Park Hot

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