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Letters to the Editor

Joe and Becky Gerze: Steamboat is not Disneyland

August 16, 2017 — I just read the letter from Stephanie Levin about what an eyesore the roller coaster is. As a full-time resident and a viewer of the mountain, I couldn't agree more. We do not understand how and why this thing was allowed to be built. When […]

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Erin Biggs: Does civility exist anymore?

August 16, 2017 — Have we lost all sense of civility? As George W. Bush once said, "Civility is not a tactic or a sentiment. It is the determined choice of trust over cynicism, of community over chaos." I feel like an old fogey saying this, you know, "back […]

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Stephanie Orozco and Pat Carney: OTHS committed to serving community

August 15, 2017 — Three issues keep being raised about Old Town Hot Springs:  location, affordability and crowds. We understand OTHS is in a busy area of town. And while you can't choose where a natural hot spring occurs, we think the location of OTHS, in the heart of […]

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Lon and Eileen Allen: Pool needs community support

August 15, 2017 — For the first time in its 125-year history, Old Town Hot Springs is asking for our help. We are the oldest nonprofit in Steamboat Springs, and we have launched a campaign to raise money for our expanding facilities and we are asking you and the […]

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Linda Delaney: Don’t play with health care during recess

August 15, 2017 — Just because the Senate did not manage to pass multiple bills to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act — or ObamaCare — does not mean the efforts are over. Congress may be on vacation but all the tweets from the “summer White House” make […]

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John Aviza: Balance is Steamboat’s challenge

August 14, 2017 — There have been several comments on the negative and positive side of Steamboat’s tourist industry. There's no question that Steamboat currently needs a robust tourist industry in order to sustain what it has become. But at what point do you cross the line between quality […]

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Keegan Baird: Buff Pass is overcrowded

August 14, 2017 — Ah, Buffalo Pass. Remember when nobody parked on the road? It was only a few years ago. Now it's overcrowded and people are making new "campsites" in the most ridiculous places. Should the USFS be doing something about this? I think so. Don't you my […]

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Franco Funicello: Steamboat is a ski town

August 10, 2017 — In response to the wonderful picture of Jonah Lake placed on the front page of Steamboat Today on Aug. 2, it reminds us of the solitude that Colorado still holds for us all in response to "Tourism impacts," "Traffic 'over the top" and "Growth overwhelming" […]

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Bob Hiester: Core Trail etiquette declining

August 10, 2017 — One of the most unique features of Steamboat Springs is the Core Trail. What a wonderful asset, accessible to people of all ages. It brightens my day when I see families with little ones walking along with the Yampa River in close proximity for much […]

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Anne-Marie Lair Reynolds: Happy birthday, Medicare, Medicaid

August 10, 2017 — On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Social Security Amendments of 1965 into law, which created America's first federal health insurance programs — Medicare and Medicaid. They were part of LBJ's Great Society, a collection of domestic policies and programs his administration […]

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Franco Funicello: Steamboat is a ski town – hello?

August 9, 2017 — In response to the wonderful picture of Jonah Lake placed on the front page of Steamboat Today on Aug. 2, it reminds us of the solitude that Colorado still holds for us all in response to "Tourism impacts," "Traffic 'over the top" and "Growth overwhelming" […]

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Dan Furlong: Are locals the problem?

August 7, 2017 — The Steamboat Pilot & Today's "JAMPACKED" article was an interesting read but missed the 800-pound moose in the room. A comparison of U.S. census population data for Steamboat vs. the traffic count data the Pilot published, shows a surprisingly direct relationship. The Pilot's numbers show […]

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Scott Wedel: City should stop spending money on summer marketing

August 7, 2017 — The local discussion over summer tourism is an important political issue because the city government funds by the amount of $750,000 the Steamboat Springs Chamber and Resort Association's efforts to promote non-winter tourism. It is not rude, certainly not "vile," to our summer tourists to […]

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Begee and Erin Biggs: Respect for dogs and their owners needed in public areas

August 7, 2017 — Hello from one-dog owning couple to all other Steamboat dog owners. With a nickname like "Dog Town, USA," it's obvious that most Steamboaters love dogs. It's great that the city is allowing more off-leash areas, and we hope they will be well utilized, but what […]

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Kevin Copeland: Old Glory should be flown properly

August 4, 2017 — If Ken Collins's comments in his July 17 letter to the editor, “Upside down,” weren't so offensive and hypocritical they'd border on comic droll and merit a retort in any case. The flag code of the United States of America, explains in simple language that, […]

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David Ihde: Spillane letter had it backwards

August 4, 2017 — In response to Nancy Spillane’s letter on Tuesday, Aug. 1 concerning the representation of the people by Cory Gardner on Obamacare, she has it backwards. According to the polls Nancy cites, we are to believe that after raucous Town Hall meetings in 2009 decrying the […]

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Vail Kozatch: 10 essential health care benefits

August 4, 2017 — Congratulations and thanks to John McCain, Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins for showing the wisdom and courage to vote “no” on the most recent inhumane health care bill. In order to provide decent coverage any future revision of a healthcare plan must contain 10 essential […]

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Tim Selby: Improving Oak Street

August 4, 2017 — As someone who has spent the last 24 years on Oak Street, I have been very pleased to see all the improvements that have been made recently. The ability to walk safely and conveniently down the new sidewalks really adds to the nature of the […]

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Lou Coggia: Trump not fit to be president

August 4, 2017 — With regards to Cal Thomas’ column on Aug. 3, “The President is not the Enemy,” I could not disagree more. The issue is not Trump’s personality – his narcissism and boorishness, nor his disregard for the truth. It his abuse of his power and position. […]

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John DeVincentis: Don’t be a grumpy local

August 3, 2017 — I've lived in Steamboat Springs for 34 years. Back then there was so little summer traffic you could walk across Lincoln Avenue blindfolded, and you wouldn't have to worry about getting hit by a car. Not even close. Things have changed. Yes, there is a […]

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