News for Wednesday, October 16, 2013

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Routt County prep sports weekend preview for Oct. 17

The Steamboat Springs High School football team is hoping for a huge home upset while the volleyball and soccer squads are playing in key matchups that could have big post-season consequences.

Steamboat Springs cocaine dealer to serve at least 4 years in prison

Rather than taking his chances at trial, a former Steamboat Springs resident on Wednesday pleaded guilty to distributing cocaine and will serve a minimum of four years in prison.

Hayden officials to review Internet infrastructure

The Hayden Town Council on Thursday is expected to hear from an EAGLE-Net representative about the future of high-speed Internet access in the town.

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Everything on the line in 8-man football

With one game remaining for most of the local 8-man football district teams, nearly everything remains up in the air.

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Steamboat's Diane Carter to run New York Marathon to raise money in honor of Matt Dudley

Diane Carter already has run 14 marathons, but stepping to the starting line on Staten Island next month to begin the New York Marathon might be the most special of them all because Carter will be running to help support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society on behalf of a special friend, Dr. Matt Dudley.

Election forum Thursday at The Steamboat Grand

With ballots arriving in mailboxes and Election Day fast approaching, voters here have another chance to meet the candidates.

Sporting good sales see greatest boost in Steamboat's August sales tax report

The city collected 7.4 percent more in sales tax revenue in August compared with the same month last year, which represents an increase of $107,619.

The Record for Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013

2:02 a.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to a report of two people arguing in the 3100 block of Ingles Lane.

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Steamboat artists win awards at PleinAir Moab art festival

Two Steamboat Springs artists walked away with awards from the PleinAir Moab art festival last week.

Election Guide 2013: Amendment 66 raises taxes to help fund schools

Amendment 66 is a statewide ballot initiative seeking a nearly $1 billion income tax increase, the largest in Colorado history, as a solution for a massive overhaul of Colorado’s public school funding process.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Wednesday, Oct. 16

Yampa Valley Regional Airport's estimated annual economic impact ranks sixth in the state, an attempted murder trial is set to begin in Steamboat and some federal employees are working without pay in Routt County.

Election Guide 2013: Jay Rickstrew

Jay Rickstrew is running against Mary Ellen Denomy for the Colorado Mountain College Board of Trustees District 3 seat.

Election Guide 2013: Mary Ellen Denomy

Mary Ellen Denomy is running against Jay Rickstrew for the Colorado Mountain College Board of Trustees District 3 seat.

Election Guide 2013: John Fielding

John Fielding is running against Clark Davidson and Tony A. Connell for the Steamboat Springs City Council District 1 seat.

Election Guide 2013: Walter Magill

Walter Magill is running unopposed for the Steamboat Springs City Council District 3 seat.

Election Guide 2013: Morrison Creek water district pursues additional revenue in Referendum 5A

The Morrison Creek Metropolitan Water and Sanitation District, which serves the Stagecoach area, is coming to voters for the second consecutive year seeking additional revenue for its looming financial challenges.

Election Guide 2013: Voters to have say in how lodging tax is spent with Referendum 2A

For the first time in nearly 20 years, voters here will have a say in how the city of Steamboat Springs spends its lodging tax. If local voters approve Referendum 2A, the city for the next decade will be able to spend millions of dollars to improve and create a variety of multiuse trails while also dedicating $900,000 to the creation of the Yampa River promenade.

Election Guide 2013: Steamboat School Board format changes on ballot in form of Referendum 3A

In response to the challenge of attracting candidates to fill Steamboat Springs School Board positions during election season, the board is proposing to replace its current director district format with an at-large system.

Election Guide 2013: Proposition AA would enact taxes on legal retail marijuana

Proposition AA would “impose a 15 percent excise tax on the average wholesale price of retail marijuana when the product is first sold or transferred by a retail marijuana cultivation facility,” according to the Committee for Responsible Regulation, which is campaigning for the measure.

Election Guide 2013: Tim Frentress

Tim Frentress is running for the Hayden School Board at-large seat.

Election Guide 2013: Randall Homan

Randall Homan is running against Joseph Andrew for the Steamboat Springs School Board District 2 seat.

Election Guide 2013: Through Referendum 5B, West Routt Fire Protection District seeks mill levy increase

After an unsuccessful ballot initiative in November 2011, the West Routt Fire Protection District is going back to voters with a more modest proposal. The fire district’s board decided in August to ask voters to increase the mill levy by 1.5 mills.

Election Guide 2013: Sharon Johnson

Sharon Johnson is running for the Hayden School Board at-large seat.

Election Guide 2013: Tony A. Connell

Tony A. Connell is running against Clark Davidson and John Fielding for the Steamboat Springs City Council District 1 seat.

Election Guide 2013: Brian Hoza

Brian Hoza is running for the Hayden School Board at-large seat.

Election Guide 2013: Medora Fralick

Medora Fralick is running for the Hayden School Board at-large seat.

Election Guide 2013: Roger Good

Roger Good is running against Tony Rosso for the Steamboat Springs School Board District 1 seat.

Election Guide 2013: Tony Rosso

Tony Rosso is running against Roger Good for the Steamboat Springs School Board District 1 seat.

Election Guide 2013: Clark Davidson

Clark Davidson is running against Tony A. Connell and John Fielding for the Steamboat Springs City Council District 1 seat.

Election Guide 2013: Kenny Reisman

Kenny Reisman is running unopposed for the at-large Steamboat Springs City Council seat.

Election Guide 2013: Scott Ford

Scott Ford is running unopposed for the Steamboat Springs City Council District 2 seat.

Election Guide 2013: Joseph Andrew

Joseph Andrew is running against Randall Homan for the Steamboat Springs School Board District 2 seat.