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Our View editorials

Our view: It’s time for Baumgardner to resign

February 21, 2018 — After an outside investigation found the sexual harassment complaint filed against Colorado State Rep. Randy Baumgardner to be credible, the legislator stepped down as chair of the transportation committee but did not resign, denying the allegations that were made against him. The Senate-initiated investigation was

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Our view: The graying of Steamboat

February 17, 2018 — We ran to the medicine cabinet for a dose of Geritol this week after reading a Feb. 15 article in the Denver Post reporting that Steamboat Springs ranks first in the United States in terms of the population gain among people 65 and older. Really? Could

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Our view: Setting high standards for Steamboat teens

February 13, 2018 — We applaud Principal Kevin Taulman and the Steamboat Springs High School faculty for expecting respectful behavior from their students when attending school-sponsored events. The recent decision to have students and parents sign behavior agreements prior to attending the annual Snowcoming dance last week is one

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Our view: Reading the tea leaves with Alterra Mountain Co.

February 10, 2018 — It's no surprise to resident and destination skiers that the base of Steamboat Ski Area does not compare favorably to our competitive set, whether it is our new sibling resorts at Aspen and Deer Valley, or the base villages at competing Vail and Whistler/Blackcomb. And

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Our view: Celebrating all that makes Steamboat great

February 6, 2018 — For 105 years, Steamboat Springs has celebrated Winter Carnival — a tradition that commemorates our town's unique character. It's the sight of young skiers being pulled down a snow-covered Lincoln Avenue behind galloping horses that symbolizes Steamboat's reputation as a cowboy ski town. Many of

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Our view: A punch to the heart

February 3, 2018 — The Jan. 28 feature story in the Steamboat Pilot & Today, entitled "Filling the Canvas," by reporter Audrey Dwyer, hit us like a punch in the heart, and figuratively knocked the wind out of us. The story was conceived to bring to light the fact that

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Our view: Oak Creek takes positive steps with potential land purchase

January 30, 2018 — The town council in Oak Creek voted unanimously last week to pursue the purchase of nearly 200 acres of land to protect public access to a popular hiking trail right at the edge of town. To us, the $1.25 million planned purchase is emblematic of a

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Our view: It’s time pot shops are treated like other retailers

January 27, 2018 — We would call upon Steamboat Springs City Council to give the retail marijuana industry here its due and lighten up on the regulatory stance that has been imposed on the $10 million industry that collects a significant measure of sales tax to help fund our

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Our view: Steamboat Women’s March was hopeful

January 23, 2018 — About 500 people put powder pursuits aside Sunday morning to participate in the 2018 Women's March in downtown Steamboat Springs. The march attracted a multigenerational crowd with men, women and children gathering together to support this year's theme — Power to the Polls. And while

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Our view: You could save a life

January 20, 2018 — Steamboat Today reported Jan. 15  that the majority of the five traffic deaths in Routt County last year were preventable. And we are both dismayed and disturbed that area motorists continue to get behind the wheel without taking a moment to buckle their seat belts. The

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Our view: There’s no time to waste

January 16, 2018 — The news, Jan. 11, that the Yampa Valley Housing Authority was already prepared, just 49 days after the Nov. 7, 2017 election, to move forward with two distinctly different plans that could add an additional 130 affordable housing units to the community's inventory was almost

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Our view: Treating troubled residents in a secure setting

January 13, 2018 — Routt County is well-served by Mind Springs Health in Steamboat Springs. And it's reassuring that Mind Springs broke ground in September 2017 on its new state-of-the-art West Springs Hospital in Grand Junction and a ribbon-cutting for the new facility was held last week. Yet, the local

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Our view: Preserving Steamboat’s public art

January 9, 2018 — If you've ever admired the majestic bronze elk in West Lincoln Park or pondered the red granite gates that rise above the Yampa River Core Trail during a morning run, you're experiencing some of the city of Steamboat Springs' public art collection. In total, there

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Steamboat Art Museum is cultural jewel

January 2, 2018 — Steamboat Springs is home to several gems that quietly sparkle — places that add dimension and culture to our mountain community — and the Steamboat Art Museum is one of those. If you haven't visited the Steamboat Art Museum lately, you're in for a treat.

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Our view: Spring Creek is wrong place for performance venue

December 30, 2017 — We admire Piknik Theater Director Stuart Handloff's goal of creating a new community performance stage in a serene setting, but we are concerned that Spring Creek Park is the wrong place at the wrong time. City of Steamboat Springs Parks and Recreation commissioners were tentatively

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Our view: Raising city fees makes dollars and sense?

December 26, 2017 — User fees are nothing new in the city of Steamboat Springs; if you have ever played co-ed softball, you’ve paid a modest fee to cover the cost of the umpires who call the balls and strikes. You probably thought nothing of it. Less familiar is

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Our view: Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

December 23, 2017 — Steamboat Pilot & Today continues its Christmas tradition of reprinting one of the most famous newspaper editorials of all time, "Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus." The editorial was written by veteran newsman Francis Church for the New York Sun in 1897 in response

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Our view: Routt County treasurer needs to change tactics

December 19, 2017 — "Less confrontation, more collaboration" was the title of a Steamboat Pilot & Today editorial published on Aug. 16, 2016, that encouraged Routt County's elected officials "to work together to solve community problems and issues" and specifically called upon Treasurer Brita Horn to work more collaboratively

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Our View: Snow guns a blazin’

December 16, 2017 — If you're an early riser, you've probably seen the snow guns at work at Steamboat Ski Area as snowmaking crews take advantage of ideal weather conditions to make up for Mother Nature's reticence to deliver the real stuff. Thanks to the efforts of these teams

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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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