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Our View editorials

Our view: Vacationers aren’t the only ones who need better transportation

May 19, 2018 — We believe that, just as subsidizing airline flights for the destination vacationers that make our resort economy hum is a critical need, we, as a community, should do more to boost funding for the Steamboat Springs Transit system. Let’s not forget, it's the SST buses that

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Our view: Reducing wildfire risk

May 15, 2018 — With wildfire season upon us, we were pleased to learn that Routt County has a new weapon in its arsenal of firefighting tools. Routt County Emergency Management Director Mo DeMorat announced last week the Civil Air Patrol's Colorado Wing, which is an auxiliary arm of

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Building affordable housing on both sides of town

May 12, 2018 — Steamboat Pilot & Today was not surprised to learn this week the Reserves at Steamboat affordable apartment complex won the "Peoples' Choice Award," from Housing Colorado on April 26. Housing Colorado is the industry organization that supports professionals engaged in the business of designing, developing

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Our view: Spring cleaning time in the Yampa Valley

May 8, 2018 — It's springtime in Routt County, and residents of the Yampa Valley appear to be focused on leveraging the start of the season to spur cleanup efforts across our communities. Over the past week, the Steamboat Pilot & Today has published several letters to the editor

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Our view: Reconnecting with the original “locals”

May 5, 2018 — This week's visit by young dancers from Fort Duchesne, Utah, the second in two years, represented a valuable cultural exchange between the modern Ute people and the current residents of Steamboat Springs and the Yampa Valley. It has always felt awkward to us that we don't

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Our view: Bipartisan help for parks and wildlife

May 1, 2018 — We were encouraged by the news April 24 that the state legislature had, in an overwhelmingly bi-partisan vote, passed a funding bill for Colorado Parks and Wildlife. The new bill, known as the Hunting, Fishing and Parks for Future Generations Act, awaits the signature of Gov. John

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Our view: The facts of childhood deaths must not be hidden from society

April 28, 2018 — Childhood deaths must not be secret

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Our view: E-commerce vs. brick-and-mortar stores

April 24, 2018 — The news that Amazon.com Inc. has begun collecting and remitting local sales tax to the city of Steamboat Springs on certain online purchases is a welcome development, and it represents a small step toward leveling the playing field for local retailers. City Finance Director Kim

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Our view: Helping every student lead a productive life

April 21, 2018 — Steamboat Pilot & Today has been reporting for quite a few years about the school district's ongoing efforts to assimilate non-native speakers from primary grades to the high school into its classrooms. But we were surprised this week to learn that there are currently 278

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Our view: The value of community journalism

April 17, 2018 — To anyone who follows the news, it would appear the industry itself is under attack. Whether claims of "fake news" leveled by the President or cuts to already lean newsrooms, newspapers and media organizations are now in the rare position of making headlines. The most

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Our view: Not your typical church

April 10, 2018 — Steamboat Springs seems to be a breeding ground for nonprofits. Passionate people like to settle here and create organizations that serve various needs within our community. And when it comes to serving the needs of local teens, there's one nonprofit that has established itself as

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Our view: Unaffiliated voters can now take part in June 26 primary

April 6, 2018 — For too long, the 1.4 million Colorado voters who are registered as "unaffiliated" have been frozen out of participating in primary elections, unless they were willing to temporarily register with one of the major parties and then go through the process of reverting to unaffiliated

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Our view: Rolling coal is symbol of intolerance

April 3, 2018 — Stories published last week about the two people who were ticketed for rolling coal on Lincoln Avenue during the "March For Our Lives" demonstration seemed to strike a nerve in the community, sparking hundreds of comments, which if you took the time to read, are

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Our View: Buffalo Pass too popular?

March 31, 2018 — Buffalo Pass is one of a relative handful of places in the Colorado Rockies where the general public can drive 15 minutes outside a major resort town, unload a couple of snowmobiles and use them as shuttles to access seemingly endless powder skiing runs. However, the popularity

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Our view: A place at the Olympics bid table

March 27, 2018 — It was symbolic last week that a group of Steamboat Springs community leaders gathered at the base of Howelsen Hill in Olympian Hall, under the flags that represent each one of Steamboat's Olympians, to engage in a discussion about the possibility of Denver and the

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Our View: Come together, right now…

March 24, 2018 — We were encouraged this week to hear from both Steamboat Springs City Council members and representatives of affordable housing developer Brynn Grey that their March 20 meeting, the first in 182 days, was both positive and productive. We say that because the clock is ticking on

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Our view: Diane Moore a fearless advocate

March 20, 2018 — For 34 years, Diane Moore has been a fearless advocate for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault through her work with Advocates Building Peaceful Communities — a nonprofit organization she helped launch in 1984. In our opinion, no one has done more for victims

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Our view: Peaceful, powerful protest

March 17, 2018 — More than 150 Steamboat Springs High School students, as well as students at the Steamboat Springs Middle School, walked out of class Wednesday morning in solidarity with students from across the country as part of the #Enough National School Walkout. Students joined together to raise

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Our view: A champion for agriculture

March 13, 2018 — When it comes to Routt County ranching, a number of names quickly come to mind, and at the top of the list is Marsha Daughenbaugh, who has served as executive director of the Community Agriculture Alliance for the past 15 years. Last week, Daughenbaugh announced

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Our view: Jump-starting business recruitment

March 10, 2018 — We were impressed this week to hear that the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association embraced Routt County's addition to Colorado's Rural Jump-Start Zone program in spite of the fact that the program won't be extended to the city limits of Steamboat Springs. We interpret that endorsement as a positive

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