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Nancy Spillane: Are you OK with medical bankruptcy?

September 25, 2017 — Medical debt is the leading cause of bankruptcy in the United States. If the Graham/Cassidy Healthcare bill comes to fruition, that number will go up. In the years 2011 to 2017, the United Kingdom had zero people claim bankruptcy due to medical bills, Japan had […]

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Our view: Don’t give up on downtown vision

September 23, 2017 — We are disappointed, on more than one level, that Steamboat Springs City Council decided against appealing Judge Shelley Hill's recent ruling reversing the city's approval of a 60-unit apartment building at 1125 Lincoln Ave. in the heart of the downtown commercial district. Now that the "case […]

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Ken and Cindia Montgomery: Thank you South Routt community

September 22, 2017 — We just want to thank all our friends and neighbors who attended our celebration of our family business, Montgomery’s General Merchandise, being in the family for 70 years at the same location in this building built in 1890 in Yampa. It has proudly always been […]

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Jennifer Schubert-Akin: Plan to unleash prosperity, growth, optimism for all Americans

September 22, 2017 — Congress's lack of success in passing a bill to address skyrocketing healthcare costs has left their approval rating floundering in the teens. Polls suggest that unless the Republican majority can deliver a victory by the end of the year, voters will throw them out. This […]

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Gayle Dudley: Health and rec does attract tourists

September 20, 2017 — I was shocked to read the recommendation for funding from the committee to spend our lodging tax dollars. Their statement that the Health and Rec facility does not attract tourists to come here is unbelievable. When I am at Health and Rec (and I am […]

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Christopher Hamsher: Details on health care bill matter

September 20, 2017 — I never go online to shop and only look at the price but not at the reviews. You don’t either. But that is what the United States Senate might do next week. One of our political parties is working a last ditch plan to repeal […]

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Paul Hebert: Maintain environmental safeguards in Colorado

September 20, 2017 — As soon as Scott Pruitt was confirmed as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, anyone who cares about the environment knew there was going to be trouble. As the attorney general of Oklahoma, the new secretary had sued the EPA 17 times, and many […]

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United Way: Thankful for $20K Day support

September 20, 2017 — We would like to thank the Routt County community for your unwavering support during last week’s $20K Day. We were able to raise $40, 892.76 to continue our support of our community's most critical health and human service needs. We are so thankful to live […]

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Our view: Smart traffic signals deserve green light

September 19, 2017 — When we looked at the city of Steamboat Springs' list of proposed capital improvement projects for 2018, one particular item rose to the top. As the council begins to ponder next year's spending plan, we hope they'll quickly allocate funds for "smarter" traffic signals, which […]

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Diane R. Miller: Re-authorize CHIP

September 18, 2017 — When I graduated from nursing school in 1993, my first job was at a pediatric clinic for children from low-income families. That clinic served mostly uninsured children whose parents made too much money to qualify for Medicaid but could not afford to purchase health insurance […]

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Our view: Igloo no frozen treat

September 18, 2017 — We hope when Steamboat Springs City Council reconvenes Sept. 19, it re-thinks its informal Sept. 12 decision to go well over budget and award a building contract outside the formal bidding process to fast track the replacement of its aging childcare facility known colloquially as […]

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Dog’s Eye View: Shaken

September 16, 2017 — It was the day of the total eclipse of the sun. The day was unforgettable for many reasons. We planned to drive north from Craig for the full experience. My husband and I secured our little adopted terrier mix, Lawrence, in the car in his […]

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Letter: SSSD Board of Education looks to future

September 15, 2017 — There are many great places to live in Colorado, but it is rare to find a community that has so much to offer — exceptional quality of life, mountain activities at your doorstep, and schools that rank among the very best in the state. Steamboat […]

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Sharon Raggio: When the world is traumatic

September 15, 2017 — Hurricanes. Earthquakes. Devastating fires and floods. Political strife. Racial division. Immigrants and refugees. War. School and workplace violence. The next global, regional or local tragedy — the world overwhelms these days. As humans we are wired for empathy, and with the amount of traumatic experiences […]

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Diann Ritschard: Too many humans on earth

September 15, 2017 — In response to “Climate Change: what can we do?” (Letter to editor, Sept.14) What we can do is address the root of the problem, which is too many humans on the earth. Human demands on the earth’s resources in not sustainable. Unless we take measures […]

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The Haven: Celebrate National Assisted Living Week

September 15, 2017 — This week we are celebrating National Assisted Living Week. This year's theme is “Family is Forever,” and we want to thank our residents for entrusting us with their care and comfort and becoming a part of our family. The Haven, a nonprofit organization, has been […]

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Frank Roitsch: Routt County deserves thanks

September 14, 2017 — I would like to thank the county commissioners and road and bridge for having one-fourth mile of asphalt added on Routt County Road 78 as it goes around a curve while it goes up a hill after leaving C.R. 76 at the top of the […]

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Brian Kotowski: The true motivations of Islamist aggression

September 14, 2017 — Eric Morris’ letter to the editor, "Do we know our enemy?", attributes the events of 9/11 and subsequent Islamist attacks to Western involvement in the Middle East. I suggest that such an analysis is dangerously shallow and ignores more than a millennium of evidence regarding […]

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Brodie Farquhar: Columnist distorts facts about college sexual assaults

September 13, 2017 — Bret Stephens, a conservative columnist for the New York Times, is at it again – distorting or ignoring the facts and context surrounding difficult subjects. This time, Stephens is lauding Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and her action last week to revise Title IX guidelines on […]

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Steven Richheimer: The climage change problem, what can we do?

September 13, 2017 — Climatologists point out that no particular storm can be tied to climate change — only that such devastating storms such as Harvey and Irma will become more common in the future, as the Earth warms due to the continued increase in atmospheric greenhouse gases. Climate […]

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