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Susan Mizen: Thank you for helping to create a champion

"Thank you Steamboat for seeing people for their potential, respecting them for their contributions and celebrating them for their achievements." — Susan Mizen

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Nancie McCormish: Thanks for shining a light

"Thanks for shining a light on the regular folks who call Routt County home and will do so until we die." — Nancie McCormish

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Diane R. Miller: Live free or die

"Ask your representatives to reject any proposal that would result in people losing their health coverage or that would degrade the quality of health insurance." — Diane R. Miller

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Our view: A road to somewhere

"it’s a public road that shouldn’t be quietly vacated without more investigation and debate." — Editorial Board

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Nancy S. Working: Defend our Wilderness

"Help to preserve, protect and defend our protected Wilderness areas, for the wildlife, the plant life and for your legacy." — Nancy S. Working

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Our view: Life is a highway

We were impressed this week by the bipartisanship implicit in the news that State Sen. Randy Baumgardner, R-Hot Sulphur Springs, and State Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush, D-Steamboat Springs, are co-sponsors of a new bill working its way through the Colorado legislature that has the potential to break the log-jam over how best to raise more funds for maintaining and modernizing the state’s long-neglected transportation system.

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Dog's Eye View: When you have a new hammer …

You’ve probably heard this old saying that ends with, “… everything looks like a nail.” It occurred to me that this applies to some commonly used cues/commands we use with our dogs.

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Arty Smith: Why close the Meadows lot?

"Why would Intrawest collect a payment for a full year’s pass but decrease shuttle service in the last two weeks?" — Arty Smith

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Edith Lynn Hornik-Beer: Town hall meetings are important

"As an independent voter, I get imperative information from town hall meetings." — Edith Lynn Hornik-Beer

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Our view: Breathing life into history

"The stories and history found in the original Three Wire Winter are definitely worth emulating, worth preserving, and worth sharing with the world." — Editorial Board

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Bob and Sarah Woodmansee: Climate change and the economy

"The financial costs of unanticipated changes in our climate to our agricultural, recreation and tourism industries and quality of life cannot be calculated without knowing what those changes might be." — Bob and Sarah Woodmansee

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Heather Martyn: Making our kids great

"For parents whose kids are approaching middle school and high school and are concerned about steering them in a healthy direction, they may want to take a hard look at the Steamboat Springs High School theater program." — Heather Martyn

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Christine Manzanares: We want government-run health care

"Actually there are a lot of us that want single-payer, Medicare for all, or that horrible term 'socialized medicine.'” — Christine Manzanares

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Wallie Morris: Support Planned Parenthood

"I urge our community and our representatives to look at our progress and consider the impact defunding Planned Parenthood will have on female reproductive health, the unplanned pregnancy rate and the abortion rate for low-income women in our community." — Wallie Morris

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Carelessness not tolerated

Please remember, space not speed.