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Our view: Keep them coming back

A reliable, fully staffed public transit system is a crucial commodity in a resort town such as Steamboat Springs. This was graphically illustrated during the recent WinterWonderGrass event, which saw thousands of festival goers descend upon Steamboat and record numbers of riders utilizing the city’s free bus service.

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Our view: Fresh perspective

" ... we applaud the City Council for seizing the opportunity to embrace a new perspective and give an under-represented voice the chance to be heard." — Editorial Board

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Our view: Special place deserves special care

Spring Creek has never been easy in the political sense of the word, with issues of access to private property and the importance of the winter trail closure to protect the elk that winter on the upper section.

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Our view: Lesson learned

"Bigotry, hatred and racial intolerance should never be marginalized or minimized on any level ..." — Editorial Board

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Our view: Risk is part of the game

While we understand City Council’s fiscal concerns and appreciate its desire to protect taxpayer interests, housing development is seldom a risk-free proposition.

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Our view: Living with moose

"With the diversity and proliferation of wildlife in Northwest Colorado, it’s imperative that we learn to live compatibly with animals and nature." — Editorial Board

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Our view: Let that SnowStang run

In our view, an innovative program that has the potential to reduce traffic on I-70 during peak travel periods benefits not only the I-70 ski resorts dominated by Vail, but also makes it more palatable for Front Range skiers to set out for a long weekend in Steamboat via the interstate, Colorado Highway 9 and U.S. Highway 40

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Our view: Steamboat Springs School District still tops

"Steamboat Springs School District remains a solid, top-performing school district, and we’re proud to call it our own." — Editorial Board

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Our view: Affordable education right here at home

We feel fortunate to have an institution like Colorado Mountain College right here in our small, remote community, a college that offers quality education at truly affordable prices.

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Our view: Charter school shines

"In our opinion, having a charter school in North Routt strengthens the entire community." — Editorial Board

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Our view: Think hard before heading for backcountry

The Jan. 12 avalanche that injured Steamboat Springs Search and Rescue member Jay Bowman in Fish Creek Canyon reminds us that everyone who sets out for the backcountry in search of powder has an obligation to check avalanche conditions and understand the implications before they go. And once you go, use sound judgment, and be as self-reliant as possible.

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Our view: They're back

"We think it’s a great project to showcase Steamboat’s love for snow and it’s passion for the arts." — Editorial Board

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A push in the right direction

If city and county elected officials needed a push to take a fresh look at the area’s growing housing problem, County Commissioner Cari Hermacinski delivered that push — or maybe it was more of a shove — during a Jan. 17 meeting of the Routt County Board of Commissioners.

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Our view: The road twice plowed

"We’d like to see the county study traffic volumes on its roads and find a way to plow the busier roads at least twice on heavy snow days." — Editorial Board

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Our view: A bridge too far

The proposal to sell the undeveloped lot for $1.3 million arrives when there are more urgent questions to be answered by local governments about community priorities.