Monday, November 24, 2003
Public hearing today
to discuss county budget
A public hearing on the 2004 Routt County Budget will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the Commissioners Hearing Room of the Routt County Courthouse Annex.
The proposed $41.3 million budget is $5.1 million more than in 2003, an increase that can mostly be attributed to the construction of the court-ordered justice center.
Revenues also went up to $38.7 million, an increase of $4.7 million from 2003 levels, but most of that increase is because of the $7 million in certificates of participation the county plans to issue for the construction of the justice center.
Routt County commissioners will have the chance to adopt the budget tonight after taking public comment. Anyone interested is encouraged to attend.
Commissioners honoring Routt County employees
Routt County commissioners are honoring employees who have spent five years with the county at a lunch today.
The employees include Doug Barry, Jason Blackbourne, Barb Bond, Pat Chase, Renee Donahue, Margot Gasch, Joan Lucas, Michelle Maneotis, Liz Mann, Mark Marchus, Chad Phillips, Scott Pierce, Chris Pholman, Bryan Rickman, Ed Russell, Tony Weiss and Jay Whaley.
Two Steamboat Springs Realtors, Molly Hibbard and Marci Valicenti, are collecting monetary and tangible donations to support soldiers from Routt County and their families. Monetary donations can be made payable to The Yampa Valley Community Foundation. Write "Support the Troops Fund" on the memo line. Donations can be mailed to the Yampa Valley Community Foundation, P.O. Box 774965, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477.
Tangible donations can be dropped off at Steamboat Real Estate, 635 Yampa St. or Prudential Steamboat Realty, 1875 Central Park Dr. Donations received before Dec. 3 will be received by the troops in time for Christmas.
Suggested donations include: magazines, baby wipes, pre-paid phone cards, cookies or Gatorade mix. No alcohol or liquids.
For more information, contact Marci at 879-5000 or Molly at 879-8100.
Routt County Republicans set to meet at noon Dec. 3
Routt County Republicans will meet at noon Dec. 3 in the Commissioners Meeting Room of the Routt County Courthouse. Call 870-2891.
Leadership Class looking for suitable Santa Claus
The Steamboat Springs High School Leadership Class is looking for a suitable Santa Claus (costume will be provided) to take pictures with children from noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 13. Those interested should e-mail email@example.com or call Lucianne Myhre at 879-1562.
Over-The-Hill Gang to meet at Catamount Ranch
The Over-The-Hill Gang will hold its December dinner Dec. 3 at Catamount Ranch and Club. Cocktails are at 6 p.m. and dinner is at 7 p.m. Cost is $20 per person. Reservations must be made by calling 871-9300.
Kaleidoscope accepting registration for workshops
Kaleidoscope Art Exploration for Kids is accepting registration for after-school and school-break art workshops for children ages 6 to 12.