It was a big night for Routt County Democrats. In other election races. Democrat Diane Mitsch Bush defeated Paul Strong for county commissioner. Routt County also took a liberal stance on several statewide ballot proposals. Brought to you by Coleman Cook and Sharon Pace-Ward of Colorado Group Realty in Steamboat Springs.
The following are vote totals in the mid-term election in Routt County. These totals were reported by the Routt County Clerk and Recorder's Office.
Voters on Tuesday approved Referendum 3C, a mill levy that will raise $600,000 in 2007 and $25,000 more per year through 2015 to fund teacher salary increases and help attract and retain quality staff members.
Rputt County voters wait hours to cast ballots
Laura Hetrick earned her "I Voted" sticker. Hetrick spent nearly two hours in line Tuesday, waiting to vote in a midterm election that not only involved a lengthy ballot with numerous local and statewide races, but also was the biggest test yet for the Routt County's new electronic voting system.
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Democrat Gary Wall, a private investigator and former chief of police in Vail, was elected Routt County sheriff Tuesday over challenger Garrett Wiggins. Wall received 4,235 votes, or 55 percent of cast ballots. Wiggins garnered 3,423 votes, or 45 percent. Wall will take over for Republican Sheriff John Warner in January.
Steamboat Springs voters struck down a proposed pay raise for the City Council. With all votes counted, Referendum 2A was defeated, 66 percent to 34 percent. Voters cast 2,356 votes against the referendum, compared to only 1,231 votes in support.
Mitsch Bush will take over in January
Diane Mitsch Bush, a Democrat, defeated Republican Paul Strong in Tuesday's election. Mitsch Bush netted 4,422 votes compared to 3,248 for Strong. The vote totals represented a 58 percent to 42 percent victory.
Hayden voters decided Tuesday to lift restrictions on how much money the West Routt Library District can collect.
Coalition spells out agenda, asks for sessions with council
Developers and property owners at the base of the ski area thanked the City Council on Tuesday night for reaching out to them; then, they laid out five issues they want resolved.
State Rep. Al White, a Winter Park Republican, cruised to re-election Tuesday night in House District 57, which includes Routt County.
Democrat Mike Kerrigan cruised to an easy victory Tuesday to become Routt County's next assessor. With all of the votes counted, Kerrigan grabbed 56 percent, beating Republican Dick Klumker, who got 27 percent and independent candidate Nancy Terry, who received 17 percent.
Soda Creek Elementary School will be rebuilt, and Strawberry Park Elementary School will be renovated and expanded after Steamboat Springs School District voters passed Referendum 3D on Tuesday.
Wow. If we vote Democratic, Bush and Cheney get impeached, Nancy Pelosi becomes president, troops leave Iraq, Saddam comes back, digs up the hidden weapons of mass destruction and smuggles them across the porous Mexican border to blow us all to bits.
As local attorneys, we were stunned to read the Sunday Pilot article attributing "Turnover Troubles" in the 14th Judicial District Attorney's Office to low salaries.
At Issue: Election problems
Our View: The county needs more voting centers and double the number of voting machines before the next election.
Sailors use early camps to gain edge over rivals
By 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, a group of eager players were inside the gym at Steamboat Springs High School, preparing for the upcoming basketball season. It didn't seem to matter that the first official practice is still four days away.
Steamboat native makes legendary kill on local ranch
Jeannie Jo Logan was born and raised on her father's 400-acre ranch north of Steamboat Springs near Deer Mountain. But after the family sold Joe Zimmerman's property recently, they decided to take advantage of their final chance to hunt on the land before moving. They had harvested bull elk from the land's residential herd throughout the years, but Logan had a feeling the big one was out there during the Oct. 21 weekend.