Steamboat's Towny Anderson named Downtowner of the Year



Towny Anderson

— Mainstreet Steamboat Springs announced today that Towny Anderson of Steamboat has been chosen as the 2010 Governor’s Award recipient of the Downtowner of the Year Award.

According to a Mainstreet news release, "Anderson’s dedication to the success of downtown Steamboat Springs is evident in his attempts to retain the court services of Routt County and to lobby to keep the postal services for the area in downtown Steamboat. His participation in the Friends of the Chief’s efforts to acquire and establish the historic Chief Theater as a cultural and performing arts center may result in a more vibrant performing arts venue as an anchor to the downtown core."

Anderson has served on the Mainstreet board since the organization's inception in 2004, according to the release, and as president from 2008 to 2010.

The Governor’s Awards are a part of Downtown Colorado Inc.’s annual conference, which is this week in Glenwood Springs. Anderson is scheduled to receive the award at a banquet Thursday, according to the release.


boatski 6 years, 7 months ago

Wait I thought Towney was involved with the purchase of the Iron Horse Inn when he was on City Council?? Maybe all the good he has done out ways the bad?


Jon Quinn 6 years, 7 months ago

Congratulations Towny. You have worked hard for this community for many years and deserve the recognition.

YVB, I may not agree with every political stance Towny took over the years, but I have tremendous respect for his dedication to the community and the 1000s of hours he has given of his time towards public service. You ought to ask yourself who is the real loser, YVB? Seems to me that any man who throws insults at another without the courage or courtesy of putting his name behind them is indeed a real loser. Cowboy up, pardner!


John Fielding 6 years, 7 months ago


Looks like I missed a real hot comment if it has been removed already. Anyplace we can go to view removed comments to help learn what the parameters of propriety are?



Jon Quinn 6 years, 7 months ago

YVB, I have to apologize to you. My comments were said in anger and were inappropriate. How can I ever appeal for a higher level of dialogue from those who post here when I am guilty myself?

Look I believe that there is some garbage in these blogs, but there is also sometimes a good exchange of ideas to be found. I know that when there is a respectful exchange of opinion that the legitimacy of this blog grows, and when we simply attack each other, we discredit ourselves and make a mockery of this form of social dialogue.


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