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Letters to the Editor

Routt County United Way staff and board of directors: Proud to bring together community

May 25, 2017 — Routt County United Way celebrated its 20th anniversary of the Day of Caring Wednesday, May 24. This year’s event boasted its most project sites and volunteers in the history of the event, with 331 volunteers to serve 36 project locations around Routt County.┬áThe Day of […]

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Sally Claassen: Defunding AmeriCorps would take away jobs

May 25, 2017 — I seem to recall Candidate Trump promising jobs, jobs, jobs. His budget director justifies slashing food stamps because “we need people to go to work.” How then does it make sense that AmeriCorps is on the chopping block in the president’s budget proposal? It simply […]

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Save Arnold Barn members: Thank you

May 25, 2017 — This letter conveys a hearty thank you to City Council and staff, members of URAAC, Save Arnold Barn supporters and stakeholders, the agricultural community, Historic Routt County and to everyone who has helped the Save Arnold Barn project move forward one more important step. May […]

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Patti Zehner: Trumpcare leads to bankruptcy

May 24, 2017 — Life has its surprises and not always good. Cancer, multiple sclerosis or a baby born prematurely can bankrupt a family. The Affordable Care Act that we have today places a ban on both annual and lifetime dollar limits for essential health expenses but not for […]

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Hope Cook: Be tough, not cruel

May 24, 2017 — Franklin D. Roosevelt once said, "Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough." Unfortunately, our for-profit health care system does not entertain such thoughts. When one considers […]

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Karen DeLine: Slow down in wildlife areas

May 22, 2017 — After driving over Rabbit Ears Pass this afternoon, I was compelled to write this letter. I was heartbroken after seeing a doe, which had been hit and was lying on the side of the road. Next to her were two perfectly formed, beautiful fawns that […]

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Nancy Working: Resolve to protect public lands

May 22, 2017 — Did you know that a 2017 survey, which was completed by Colorado College and polled voters in seven Western States (including Colorado), showed that by greater than a three-to-one margin, voters support conservation on national public lands? On May 20, Colorado celebrated its first Public […]

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Mark Ensner: No mountain bikes in the wilderness

May 22, 2017 — I have been an avid hiker and backpacker all of my adult life. Thirty-three years ago I started mountain biking and horseback riding. I no longer ride horses but still enjoy the other three pursuits. From my vantage point, mountain biking does not mix well […]

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Ken Collins: Too much sand

May 19, 2017 — There’s the old joke: What do you have when the lawyers are buried up to their heads in sand? Not enough sand. America’s problem is that we have too much sand. Sand is, apparently, all over D.C., and the GOP Congress has its collective head […]

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Anne Barounos: Let’s give Americans what they want

May 19, 2017 — With all due respect to recent letters to the editor about the November 2016 election results and what the majority of American voters wanted/expected from that election, many voters voted for their Republican candidate because they anticipated he would keep his promises. They especially believed […]

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Clark Davidson: $31M bond is not the answer

May 17, 2017 — Dear Editor: CC4E's thoughtful presentation to the school board was followed up by a workshop on Monday. During the discussion, several CC4E members confirmed that the end was "rushed." I don't want to criticize a group of volunteers that felt the pressure of a deadline. […]

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Bill Hindman: Train article brought back memories

May 17, 2017 — "The Last Train" feature in the April 30 Steamboat Pilot brought back fun memories for me. As a counselor at the Lowell Whiteman Camp for Boys, I met young men from the East and Midwest as they stepped off the train at the Steamboat Depot. […]

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Cristina Harmon: Protect our national monuments

May 17, 2017 — While the current review of 27 national monuments initiated by the Trump Administration appears to be a broad effort to involve the public in commenting on and possibly rescinding some of the designations, it is clear to me and many others following the process that […]

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Wallie Morris: Protect individuals with pre-existing conditions

May 17, 2017 — What do asthma, depression, an abnormal pap smear, cancer, obesity and ADHD have in common? Under the current form of the American Health Care Act, they can be considered pre-existing conditions. And under the AHCA, pre-existing conditions can result in denial of coverage, significantly higher […]

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Rachel Oberly: Where’s the love for the locals?

May 17, 2017 — I’ve not been in Steamboat all that long, and I don’t have as much right as a longtime local or a family raising kids here to complain, but I am a young person trying to make a living in Steamboat, and I don’t think we […]

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Libby Lukens: Let history be a guide

May 16, 2017 — With AP U.S. History tests coming up, many begin to question the teaching of American history. This debate has seen some heated backlash on both sides of the argument, with one group debating that, to quote Ben Carson, "Most people when they finish that course, […]

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David Ihde: It’s the Republicans turn

May 16, 2017 — This letter is in response to Brodie Farquhar’s letter to the editor dated Tuesday, May 9. What’s the matter with you Brodie and others on the left who have written letters recently to this newspaper decrying what the Republicans passed for healthcare? Where were you […]

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Alvin Skiles: Revisit senior pass price

May 15, 2017 — I did a survey on what other ski areas charge for senior passes for the 2017-18 season, and Steamboat Ski Area is the highest price at $699. Here is a list of ski areas and their senior pass prices: Aspen Snowmass, $479; Copper, $319; Crested […]

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Joann Marion: Ski area should invest in some bear proofing

May 15, 2017 — I read with interest your article regarding bear-proof trash containers and the fact that all properties owned by Yampa Valley Housing Authority will now have bear proof containers. This is great news for the safety of the bears. Last week, my husband and I took […]

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Joanne Palmer: Navigating grief

May 13, 2017 — There are a dozen ways to get from O'Hare airport to my childhood home in Evanston, but I only know one. The directions I know are as familiar to me as the sound of my son's voice and start with a panicked cry, "Kids, kids, […]

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