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EDITORIAL: City should reassess impact fee system

The city of Steamboat Springs’ system for charging developers for the impacts their projects have on traffic and roads is under scrutiny once again, this time by two council members who are questioning the fairness of the current process. The question surrounding the fee centers on whether or not a developer should be charged based […]

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EDITORIAL: Our view: To err is human, to explain is crucial

We are all human beings, and as human beings, we occasionally make errors. Sometimes, our errors involve inconsequential trivialities and are barely even noticed; other times, they are larger and more impactful, and, as a result, everyone notices. But, large or small, noticed or otherwise, we’ve found the best way to address an error— any […]

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EDITORIAL: Old Town Hot Springs has always been Steamboat’s rec center

Twice in this century well-intentioned citizen-led initiatives to build a grand new municipal recreation center in Steamboat Springs have been unsuccessful in gaining the financial support of the broader community. In spite of the documented desire for such amenities as indoor swimming pools and public gymnasiums, efforts to build these facilities, which would have cost […]

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EDITORIAL: Keep ‘Councilcare’

During a budget retreat late last year, Steamboat Springs City Council members were met with a ticklish dilemma when, during budget discussions, they were told by City Attorney Dan Foote that the taxpayer-funded insurance benefit members receive — and have received since 1992 — was never properly approved by voters, as stipulated in the city charter. […]

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EDITORIAL: Tourism is Steamboat’s ‘bacon and eggs’

Once, there was a small town in South Arkansas whose entire economy was based on a single industry, a paper mill that employed more than 1,000 workers directly and supported a large number of ancillary employers, as well. The mill paid its workers generous salaries and provided them with benefits packages that would make almost […]

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