December 15, 2017 — I would like to express my thanks and appreciation for the spirit of cooperation on all sides at Wednesday night’s meeting. The Parks and Recreation Commission was most gracious in their willingness to listen to and understand the feelings of all who spoke at the
December 14, 2017 — After reading about the Yampa River Queen and the people who are trying to save it, I just feel it’s my obligation to send something to you at this paper. I believe that the park should get torn down and rebuilt. The people who are
December 14, 2017 — As we wait for winter to make a permanent appearance in the valley, it's important to be grateful for those residents working hard to ensure the ill-effects of a long fall are not long remembered. As a daily user of Steamboat's Uphill Access program, I
December 13, 2017 — Congratulations to Doug Jones, who defeated Roy Moore in the race to fill the Alabama Senate seat previously held by Jeff Sessions. Democrats can be justifiably ecstatic at a victory won in such deeply red territory. Donald Trump won Alabama last year by 28 points.
December 12, 2017 — The future of CHP+ is in the hands of our lawmakers. On Jan. 31, 2018, funding for CHP+ could run out leaving 9 million children and pregnant women nationwide without health coverage. Five-hundred families in Routt County are currently enrolled with CHP+, and many of
December 12, 2017 — "This land is your land; this land is my land." Nowhere else is this song expressed more wonderfully than by a visit to a National Park or monument. My memories of backpacking in the Bears Ears are of hiking down a steep canyon rim, gazing
December 12, 2017 — What is this thing called "fake news" – a term popularized by Donald Trump, his administration and his base? Is it real or fake? As a retired journalist who started work in late 1974, I catalogued the statement as merely an update on old themes.
December 11, 2017 — Since 1979, Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears National Monuments have been my workplace, which has provided a modest living and a place where I could connect with my home, planet Earth. As I reflect on the many students who accompanied me on Outward Bound courses,
December 11, 2017 — Dear Editor, I am writing to clarify a statement that I made at a Sierra Club meeting regarding gray wolf reintroduction on Thursday, Dec. 7 in Steamboat Springs. I stated that the Sierra Club, along with other groups, had been meeting with ranchers to discuss their
December 11, 2017 — Thanks to Steven Hofman for his referral to/summary of the letter "How tax reform will lift the economy." The letter is quite wonky, as Mr. Hofman promised. However, I have some issues to bring up. First, one letter doesn't form a consensus. Just as the
December 11, 2017 — When I travel somewhere and people ask the question, "Where are you from?" I proudly say "Steamboat Springs." Those who know this glorious place, whether by firsthand experience or heard tales from a friend of a friend, stare at me with envy. This is a look
December 8, 2017 — Shopping for health insurance is about as much fun as picking dog hair off your black fleece, but right now, it’s essential to make health insurance your top priority. Here in Colorado, we have two deadlines to consider. If you want insurance coverage to start
December 7, 2017 — Dec. 7, 2017, marks the 76th anniversary of the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese and also our entry into WWII. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, bless his memory, called it a “day that will live in infamy.” Dec. 7, 1941, also marked a
December 6, 2017 — The endorsement this week of U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, R-Alabama, by President Donald Trump and the Republican National Committee is an abomination. Rarely in history has a major political party — in this case, the self-acclaimed party of family values — proven itself morally
December 4, 2017 — After the Republicans passed their tax bill this week, and the Congressional Budget Office informed us that it would add $1,000,000,000,000 to our federal deficit, I started thinking about the things we could buy with that money. Here are a few of the things I
December 4, 2017 — Regarding Brodie Farquhar’s letter to the editor, "Trump hijacks Navajo honor with his narcissism," my knee-jerk reaction is "way to completely miss the point, Brodie." Which isn’t to say that I disagree with the letter. Trump is a narcissist. And a liar, a punk, and
November 29, 2017 — To the kind woman at E3 Chophouse Thanksgiving evening, Thank you for reminding us there are good and generous people still in the world, by anonymously covering part of our meal. Your gesture touched us deeply. Sincerely, Jack Richardson The vet enjoying a meal with
November 29, 2017 — Regarding Trump’s crack about Pochohantas/Sen. Warren while "honoring" the few remaining Navajo code talkers from World War II, is anyone surprised? The Navajo code talkers are legitimate heroes, and they should be honored for helping the United States secure victory over Japan, by providing secure
November 28, 2017 — Article II of the Constitution says the President will, “take care that the laws be faithfully executed." At no point does the Constitution suggest the President or the executive agencies can ignore or change laws but that is exactly what the current administration has done.
November 28, 2017 — Whether deaths from acts of terrorism or the passing of a former President of the United States, it seems like the American flag flies at half-staff more and more these days. One could even argue that our nation lives in a "half-staff" era. As a