Routt County Manager Tom Sullivan, Steamboat Springs City Manager Jon Roberts, Steamboat Springs School District Superintendent Shalee Cunningham and South Routt School District Superintendent Scott Mader all said their entities would lose revenue if three ballot measures are approved.
Over coffee cake and tea, the conversations turned to life, children, and politics. Personal issues and moral observations drifted to the ceiling tiles of the Mount Werner room in the Sheraton Steamboat Resort. It was the first coffee break during the 18th annual Literary Sojourn conference, and the words of world-renowned authors had shaken loose deep-seated stories among the 500 guests.
Tigers volleyball loses at home in 4
The games were close Saturday as the Hayden High School volleyball team battled Vail Mountain at home. Still, the Tigers said their four-game loss wasn’t a fluke, and they saw in their opponent many of the qualities they hope to develop as the season wears on.
When three separate pieces of Riverfront Park sold for nearly $5 million this month, it was a combination of well-established tenants and development potential that sealed the deal. The light industrial/commercial park on Steamboat’s west side sold for $4.95 million.
City administrators aren’t ruling out the possibility of job cuts in a proposed 2011 budget that again projects decreased sales tax revenues and largely is balanced by debt incurred for water and wastewater projects that will be paid for by higher rates for city customers, beginning next year.
Rotary Trail’s designer promises unique experience
Aryeh Copa’s creation, the Rotary Trail project on the back side of Emerald Mountain, is only half finished, and Friday morning, he didn’t have a bike. Still, when he showed off his pride and joy to visitors, he couldn’t help but ride it. Or at least pretend.
There are those people who can hold a room. Then, there are those who can hold an entire soccer field of seventh-grade girls. On a late September day that felt more like mid-July, Tony Roberts and all of his 40-plus years of soccer knowledge were on display at Emerald Field.
The Record for Oct. 1
The Jail Report for Sept. 25 to Oct. 1
Colorado voters are about to be exposed to a ballot box virus masquerading as Amendments 60, 61 and Proposition 101. Within each of these initiatives is a virus that will permanently cripple local and state governments’ ability to finance and invest in critical services such as road maintenance, education and municipal infrastructure.
These voter-sponsored initiatives were written and submitted by citizen activist groups as is their right in the state of Colorado. Although I understand the frustration at government that these initiatives were conceived in, I think they are misguided in their ability to bring fiscal responsibility to the state.
There has been some chatter in recent political advertising in Colorado about repealing the 17th Amendment. The 17th Amendment was a federal government attack on state’s rights.
I am impressed with how quickly the Lincoln Avenue construction is going, especially since the weather is cooperating. Just as impressive is how cleanly Scott Contracting works — no debris or rubbish left behind.
Extraordinary things can happen in a small town. Neighbors reach out to help neighbors, as well as strangers. Good Samaritans return cash found on the ski slopes or wallets left at restaurants. Just look at the events around Routt County — someone always is putting on a benefit for someone somewhere.
W.I.N. draws about 30 for lunchtime networking; events continue monthly
Kate Znamenacek quickly realized at The Egg & I last week that she would need more chairs. The first meeting of Women in Networking drew about 30 people for lunch Wednesday — far more than Znamenacek thought would show up to her initial attempt to increase connections between local businesswomen.
Michelle Krasilinec is the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association’s new public relations manager. Krasilinec is a Colorado native and has lived in Steamboat Springs for more than four years. She replaces Molly Killien, who is moving closer to family in the Northwest.
The Navigator Awards, presented by the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association and the Steamboat Pilot & Today, will be presented Oct. 29. The awards are designed to recognize the accomplishments and contributions of outstanding Chamber members and are presented annually to one local business and a person who stand out as leaders in the business community.
Laurie Hallenbeck: Hayden Town Talk for Oct. 3
Lunch menus for Routt County school districts for Oct. 4 to 8
Colorado Northwestern Community College is offering technology for teachers, which will provide instruction about SMART Boards, projectors and teacher-oriented websites.
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Ulrich Salzgeber, of Buyer’s Resource Real Estate, received the Realtor of the Year award at the Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors annual luncheon Sept. 17 at Catamount Ranch & Club. Lori Thompson, last year’s recipient, presented the award to Salzgeber.
Clouds filled the sky Sept. 23 above the Yampa Valley and rested atop Mount Werner, obscuring the view of Thunderhead Lodge from the ground below. It was the first cloudy day in some time, and it was exactly what the scientists for the Storm Peak Lab Cloud Property Validation Experiment being conducted in Steamboat Springs were hoping to see.
The ladies at the Phippsburg Community Club are the light of the town. Or at least they’re paying the bills for it. The thrift store and community center at the old church at the end of Third Avenue has just about everything. In fact, the center turns only a few items away during its weekly Thursday operations, and the store regularly pulls in $150 to $400 per week in revenue.
Realtors see turnaround in prospective sales for September
After a summer-long drought in the resort condominium market, Steamboat Realtors are seeing the modest beginnings of a change. Beth Bishop, of Prudential Steamboat Realty, said she and Lisa Olson have put two condominiums in The Terraces at EagleRidge under contract this week (to different buyers), marking the first two prospective sales there since 2008.
Seriously, this warm streak has been awesome and terrible, but bizarrely astonishing. I checked the Weather Channel app on my phone Friday to see just what lies ahead of us.
Seven weeks ago, Olympic skier Johnny Spillane had his first face-to-face meeting with his biggest fan.
Lila Rider: Oak Creek/Phippsburg news for Oct. 3
Real Estate transactions for Sept. 24 to 30