Winter air tax supporters lead local fundraising in 2nd filing

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Election 2011

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— After the second campaign finance period deadline passed last week, the committee promoting the tax to supplement the winter air service program still leads all local fundraising efforts.

Steamboat Citizens to Regain Seats & Secure Our Economy reported $17,426 in available funds during the reporting period that stretched from Oct. 7 to Oct. 23, including more than $11,500 in new contributions. It spent more than $10,300 during the period.

The finance reports were due Oct. 28. It was the second of three reporting periods. The final reporting deadline is Dec. 1.

Major contributors supporting the campaign efforts to promote winter air service tax include Terry Sports, $5,000; B&K Distributing, $2,500; Starwood Hotels & Resorts, $1,500; and Yampa Valley Construction Trades Association, $1,000. The sales tax measure would generate an estimated $1.3 million a year to supplement the program that provides revenue guarantees to airlines that fly into Yampa Valley Regional Airport during the ski season.

The campaign spent most of its money on printing, mail and copy services, but also spent nearly $2,000 on social media and photo work.

The committee reported more than $40,000 in cash and nonmonetary contributions during the first reporting period, which ended Oct. 6 and was due Oct. 11. It reported spending nearly $30,000 during that period.

In addition to issue committees — including medical marijuana business advocate Sensible Steamboat — candidates for Steamboat Springs City Council and Steamboat and South Routt school boards were required to filed reports by the second deadline.

Only Steamboat Springs School Board candidate Rebecca Williams, who is being opposed by Sandra Sharp for the District 5 seat, filed a report. Candidates don’t have to file reports if they don’t have contributions or expenditures to report.

No committees filed reports to oppose the air service tax or to support medical marijuana bans in the county, Steamboat Springs, Oak Creek or Yampa.

To reach Jack Weinstein, call 970-871-4203 or email jweinstein@SteamboatToday.com

List of 2011 election contributions from Oct. 7 to 23

Winter air service tax

■ Steamboat Citizens to Regain Seats & Secure Our Economy

Monetary contributions: Millennium Bank, $100; Resort Realty and Consulting, Inc., $150; TSM Eagle, Inc., DBA Subway & Coldstone Creamery, $250; Steamboat Trading Co., $50; J. Mark Halvorson and Diane M. Halvorson, $100; Yampa Valley Construction Trades Association, $1,000; James T. Gill, $50; Randall J. Rudasics and Kathie J. Rudasics, $50; Charles W. Porter, $100; Northwest Data Services, $50; B&K Distributing, $2,500; Kathleen I. Steitz and Thomas C. Steitz, $25; Richard H. Gibson and Sherry L. Gibson, $100; Lena Franzen, $50; Native Excavating Inc., $250; Terry Sports, Inc., $5,000; Northwest Graphics Inc., $100; The Tap House Sports Grill, $50; Home on the Range, $100; and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., $1,500.

Total this period: $11,575

Funds on hand: $5,851.05

Total and funds on hand: $17,426.05

Expenditures: $10,324.99

Funds at end of reporting period: $7,101.06

Medical marijuana

■ Sensible Steamboat

Monetary contributions: RK Enterprises, $7,500.

Total this period: $7,500

Funds on hand: $889

Total and funds on hand: $8,389

Expenditures: $4,999.53

Funds at end of reporting period: $3,389.47

Steamboat Springs City Council District 1

■ Committee to elect Richard Levy

Monetary contributions: Jeffrey and Jennifer Campbell, $75; Linda Carlton, $50; Kevin and Jane Bennett, $50; and Ken Brenner, $25.

Total this period: $200

Funds on hand: $2,309.51

Total and funds on hand: $2,509.51

Expenditures: $481.44

Funds at end of reporting period: $2,028.07

■ Scott Myller for Council

Monetary contributions: James Cook, $100; Cheri Scully, $250; Wendy Wade, $49; Eric Smith, $99; Brian Harrington, $100; Geneva Taylor, $100; Cari Hermacinski, $150; June MacArthur, $50.

Total this period: $898

Funds on hand, $257.99

Total and funds on hand: $1,155.99

Expenditures: $954

Funds at end of reporting period: $201.99

City Council Disrict 2

■ Bart Kounovsky

Didn’t file.

City Council District 3

■ Sonja Macys

Monetary contributions: Lynn Abbot, $20; Kevin and Jane Bennett, $100; Arianthe and Paul Stettner, $125; Beverly Lehrer-Brennan, $25; Steven and Linda Lewis, $100; Marian and George Tolles, $25; Cheryl and Kenneth Flagg, $50; Robert Steele, $100; Elaine Gay, $100; Dan Foley, $50; Libby Foster, $50; Alyce Beck, $100; and non-itemized contributions (less than $20 each), $9.

Nonmonetary contributions: Sonja Macys, $23.40.

Total this period: $854

Funds on hand: $1,188.15

Total and funds on hand: $2,042.15

Expenditures: $1,008.49

Funds at end of reporting period: $1,033.66

■ Dave Moloney For City Council

Monetary contributions: Ruth Moloney, $100; Gannet Hallar, $75; Colleen DeJong, $25; Lynn Reiff, $100; Cameron Boyd, $100; John Lamb, $250; Robert Douglas, $250; and Robin Hanley, $200.

Total this period: $1,100

Funds on hand: $1,432.22

Total and funds on hand: $2,532.22

Expenditures: $2,369.47

Funds at end of reporting period: $162.75

City Council At-large

■ John Fielding

Monetary contributions: John Fielding, $600.

Total this period: $600

Funds on hand: $0

Total and funds on hand: $600

Expenditures: $600

Funds at end of reporting period: $0

■ Kevin Kaminski

Didn’t file.

■ Daryl Levin Campaign For City Council

Monetary contributions: Robert Polanco, $200.

Total this period: $200

Funds on hand: $150

Total and funds on hand: $350

Expenditures: $187.51

Funds at end of reporting period: $162.49

Steamboat School Board District 2

■ Wayne Lemley

Didn’t file.

Steamboat School Board District 4

■ Robin Crossan

Didn’t file.

Steamboat School Board District 5

■ Rebecca Williams

Monetary contributions: Janie Ritthamel, $115; Melba Goebel, $105; Julie Warnke, $25; Mark Schenk, $100; Heidi Chapman-Hoy, $25; Jim Hoy, $25; Bethany Aurin, $50; and contributions less than $20 each, $52.

Total this period: $497

Funds on hand: $0

Total and funds on hand: $497

Expenditures: $504.11

Funds at end of reporting period: ($7.11)

■ Sandra Sharp

Didn’t file.

South Routt School Board District 4

■ Jules Palyo

Didn’t file.

■ Byron Dean

Didn’t file.

South Routt School Board District 6

■ Tim Corrigan

Didn’t file.

South Routt School Board District 7

■ Brett Mason

Didn’t file.

Comments

Scott Wedel 2 years, 9 months ago

So how can those promoting bans on MMJ not be filing? I see plenty of their Yes on 1A and 2C signs so they must have spent enough to require reporting.

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steamboatsprings 2 years, 9 months ago

The MMJ guys are not really known for following the law now are they?

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1999 2 years, 9 months ago

how are they not following the law SBS...????

it's appears that those promoting the ban are not following the law.

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hereandthere 2 years, 9 months ago

"MMJ guys are not really known for following the law". Please elaborate on your charges Steamboatsprings. Scott, and others, have pointed out that it is the anti pot crowd that have chosen to circumvent the election reporting requirements by not registering, and we get this, from the towns self appointed cheerleader. The anti MMJ crowd has demonstrated the willingness to play fast and loose with the facts. But to say that the pro MMJ is known for not following the law, is nothing, if not a bold faced lie on the part of Steamboatsprings.

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Scott Wedel 2 years, 9 months ago

Steamboatsprings, You misread my post. The pro-ban people are the ones apparently having trouble following the laws.

In contrast, it appears the dispensaries owners are following the laws.

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jerry carlton 2 years, 9 months ago

Too bad the pro tax guys did not contribute their money to the air fare fund. Maybe then The citizens of Routt county would not have to pay more tax on bread and milk.

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