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Letters to the Editor

Cheryl Jensen: Cross-country ski in the light of the waxing moon

February 21, 2018 — There’s no full moon in February this year, but if you enjoy skiing cross country by moonlight, there’s a great opportunity next week. On Feb. 27 and 28, the trails at Haymaker Nordic Center will be open at 5 p.m. for skiing or snowshoeing under

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Joan Remy: There is no one answer to school shootings

February 21, 2018 — Millions of people are once again feeling the effects, each in their own way, after the recent shooting and multiple deaths and woundings at the high school in Parkland, Florida.  There will be countless discussions and solutions presented. Will banning AR-15s and stricter gun laws

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Scotty Stoughton: Letter to Steamboat Springs from WinterWonderGrass founder

February 20, 2018 — I would like to take a minute to express our sincere gratitude to the entire community of Steamboat Springs for your overwhelming support of WinterWonderGrass. Our team has been working diligently to deliver an experience to you and our guests that is truly unique, safe,

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Meghan Hanson-Peters: School shootings can happen anywhere

February 20, 2018 — Dear America, At first I wrote "To my Civics students." Then, "Dear Colleagues." Or, "Members of my community…" Everyone connects. So it is a "Dear All of Us." What we witnessed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School can happen anywhere. Anywhere. Yes, here with me.

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Phyllis Coletta: Will we join the students in Parkland?

February 20, 2018 — The high school kids who survived the Parkland shootings are organizing a national March for Our Lives on March 24, and they hope kids in every city will stand in support of gun control. They said, “This is about us creating a badge of shame

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Anne Daugherty: You can’t legislate morality

February 20, 2018 — This is in response to the letter to the editor, “Thoughts, prayers’ are meaningless," on Feb. 16 in Steamboat Today. In answer to your closing question, yes, Brodie, you missed something, the bottom line actually. You can't legislate morality. Here we are again indeed. I

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Jessica Miller: What will it take for the shootings to stop?

February 19, 2018 — We ask for common sense gun legislation. You say, "They will take our guns if we let them pass this law!" Nothing happens. Then, a mass shooting occurs. The response is so predictable you would not be able to tell the difference between the coverage

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Scott Wedel: Editorial on seniors based on false assumption

February 19, 2018 — The editorial writers when musing about local aging trends apparently failed to read the source study. The editorial’s statement “According to the study, based on the share of new arrivals who are moving into Steamboat” is simply not stated within the study. The study stated,

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Lindsey Lambek: Spring Creek Trail needs to be developed correctly

February 19, 2018 — The problems created by downhill bicyclists that Johnny Walkers's letter to the editor addresses occurs on the entire length of Spring Creek Trail. To say there is a problem on only one section is myopic. I have been riding mountain bikes and walking dogs on

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Haley and Bill Doyne: You can’t legislate crazy

February 19, 2018 — To even write these words, I struggle. Again, and regrettably again, our fountain of youth are targeted for no reasonable explanation. Our parents remember where they were when John and Bobby Kennedy were shot. They were landmark events. Sept. 11, 2001, was Tuesday morning. My

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Wendy Lind: Life is rarely black and white

February 19, 2018 — Current atmosphere that it is, it seems likely that the occurrences of mass shootings will only continue to grow. Though it would appear we can all agree that the pain and loss of lives in each of these events is tragic, debate over the best

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Jim Boyne: Thank you Steamboat

February 16, 2018 — The 105th Winter Carnival is in the books as one of the best. On behalf of the board, staff, athletes, coaches and volunteers of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, we wish to extend our gratitude for making the carnival exciting for all who participated

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Brian Kotowski: Letter offers nothing meaningful in wake of school shooting

February 16, 2018 — Brodie Farquhar’s recent letter to the editor condemns the "thoughts and prayers" offered after the murders in Florida. It contains a laundry list of predictable partisan talking points and contributes absolutely nothing useful or meaningful. We now know that the Florida shooter was reported to

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Rodney Branstetter: ‘Thoughts and prayers’ do have meaning

February 16, 2018 — On Valentine’s Day, I watched as a Denver 9 News reporter described the tragic murders at a Florida school. After awhile, she said, in a hushed voice, "we will be back in a moment." What followed immediately was an advertisement for a new Hollywood horror

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Brodie Farquhar: “Thoughts and prayers” in wake of another school shooting are meaningless

February 15, 2018 — So. Here we are. Again. Valentine’s Day Massacre 2.0 had more casualties that the 1929 gangster hit in Chicago, but fewer deaths and woundings than in Las Vegas. So as these things go, it wasn’t a big mass shooting, but a medium-sized one. That being

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Kevin Fisher: Sunlight needs shown on Haymaker process

February 15, 2018 — One of Steamboat's premier municipal resources, Haymaker Golf Course, is in the process of transitioning the head golf professional role from a contract-based engagement to a full-time, paid city position. I support this move, as the previous structure is outdated and can be financially burdensome.

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Wallie Morris: Chipping away at bad health care policy

February 14, 2018 — Last week, Congress extended Children's Health Insurance Program —CHIP — funding for the next 10 years. In Colorado, 75,000 children and hundreds of pregnant women can now rest assured they will have access to affordable health care. Extending federal funding for CHIP should be a

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Rodger Steen: BLM taking step backward

February 13, 2018 — On Feb. 12, our Bureau of Land Management took a significant step backwards by allowing greater waste of the U.S. citizens' petroleum resource. Secretary Zinke is proposing to cancel the recently enacted requirements on petroleum well producers to collect and pay royalties to the federal

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Steamboat 2nd-graders thank organizers for Ski Town USA initiative

February 13, 2018 — Printed below are letters from Soda Creek Elementary School second-graders to Lori Keefe, the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club and Christy Sports for hosting the Ski Town USA Initiative, which allowed second-grade students to ski for free at Howelsen Hill. Thank you for inviting us

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James DeFrancia: A parade does not a patriot make

February 12, 2018 — As a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, a Vietnam veteran and a retired Navy commander, I strongly disagree with Dr. Rainwater's comments in a Feb. 10 letter to the editor. A parade does not a patriot make. Service makes a patriot, whether in the

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