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Election 2017

Ballots are in the mail to Routt County voters

October 18, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Election Day is less than three weeks away, and ballots in the all-mail election are going out to voters this week. For voters in the Steamboat Springs area, the big issues are tax questions posed by the Steamboat Springs School District and the

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Our view: Vote ‘yea’ on 5A

October 17, 2017 — Steamboat Springs has been debating the issue of affordable housing for years now, and this fall, citizens have the opportunity to take some action when they consider Referendum 5A, which appears on the Nov. 7 ballot. The ballot measure, proposed by the Yampa Valley Housing

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Election 2017: Q & A with Janet Hollifield, Hayden School Board candidate

October 17, 2017 — Do you favor the school district’s pursuit of a bond issue to help secure a BEST Grant from the Colorado Department of Education, which would enable the construction of new middle and high schools? Why or why not? I most certainly do favor the bond

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Katy Lee: 3C, 3D address district’s critical maintenance issues

October 17, 2017 — There are two tax proposals for school funding on the upcoming ballot that merit wider community discussion. Ballot question 3D is a $12.9 million bond request to repair roofs, correct the HVAC system at the middle school and address safety issues at Gardner field. Ballot

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Election 2017: Hayden Schools looks to build modern campus with passage of 3A

October 15, 2017 — With its aging secondary schools deemed unsafe, the Hayden  School District is pursuing a plan that could help the district of 443 students build a new, 21st-century school campus for 33 cents on the dollar. The goal is contingent on a tentative $41 million Colorado

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Election 2017: Steamboat schools seek approval for $12.9M bond, $1 million mill levy

October 15, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Steamboat Springs School District is asking voters' permission to raise taxes as it launches a multi-year capital projects push that begins with catching up on deferred maintenance The Steamboat Springs School Board was unanimous in its decision to seek voter approval Nov. 7 both

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Election 2017: 5A promises to bring new era of affordable housing to Steamboat area

October 15, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The board of the Yampa Valley Housing Authority voted Aug. 24 to seek voter permission to collect a 10-year, one-mill property tax within its district, which includes the city of Steamboat Springs and an area that is similar to the boundaries of

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Election 2017: Tax dollars would fund infrastructure improvements in Hayden

October 15, 2017 — The town of Hayden is asking taxpayers for money to fund basic government services that include repairs and maintenance to roads and the water system. "Clean water, good roads, flush the toilet," town manager Mathew Mendisco said. "All important things." The Hayden Town Council recently

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Election 2017: Steamboat residents to decide fate of city council health insurance plans

October 15, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Steamboat Springs residents will decide this fall whether their elected officials should continue to get health insurance benefits from the city government as part of their compensation package. Since around 1990, council members have received the same insurance benefits that city employees

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Election 2017: Soroco withdraws mill levy request for salaries due to math error

October 15, 2017 — South Routt County schools teachers and staff members will wait until at least 2018 to learn the fate of an intended property tax to increase salaries after the school board voted unanimously Sept. 28 to withdraw its ballot question seeking to raise property taxes because

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Election 2017: Q & A with Kathi Meyer, Steamboat Springs City Council candidate District 2

October 14, 2017 — Do you think the city's codes regulating downtown development need to be changed in the wake of the lawsuit that stopped the 1125 Lincoln Avenue project? No. I think there is a reason for the rules. We need to maintain the character of Main Street

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Election 2017: Q & A with Lisel Petis, Steamboat Springs City Council candidate, District 1

October 14, 2017 — Do you think the city's codes regulating downtown development need to be changed in the wake of a lawsuit that stopped the 1125 Lincoln Avenue project? Please explain. Yes, but only to make the codes more clear. We need to better define what "special circumstance"

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Election 2017: Q & A with Scott Ford, Steamboat Springs City Council candidate, at-large (2-year term)

October 14, 2017 — Do you think the city's codes regulating downtown development need to be changed in the wake of a lawsuit that stopped the 1125 Lincoln Avenue project? Please explain. Although I was not involved in the series of council decisions made regarding this project, there are

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Election 2017: Q & A with Peter Arnold, Steamboat Springs City Council candidate, at-large (2-year term)

October 14, 2017 — Do you think the city's codes regulating downtown development need to be changed in the wake of a lawsuit that stopped the 1125 Lincoln Avenue project? Please explain. No, the codes are there to preserve the character of Main Street. Until a compelling case is

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Election 2017: Q & A with Sonja Macys, Steamboat Springs City Council candidate, District 3

October 14, 2017 — Do you think the city's codes regulating downtown development need to be changed in the wake of a lawsuit that stopped the 1125 Lincoln Avenue project? Please explain. City codes are simply the tools that we use to operationalize a community plan or a land

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Election 2017: Q & A with Andrew A. Benjamin, South Routt School District School Board candidate

October 14, 2017 — Why are you qualified to serve on the school board? As I am running in the only contested seat in the race, it will be the voters that ultimately decide if I am qualified or not. I have been a resident of the Yampa Valley

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Election 2017: Q & A with Brian Hoza, Hayden School Board candidate

October 14, 2017 — Do you favor the school district's pursuit of a bond issue to help secure a BEST Grant from the Colorado Department of Education, which would enable the construction of new middle and high schools? Why or why not? I absolutely do support the bond measure.

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Election 2017: Q & A with Aden Morrison, Hayden School Board candidate

October 14, 2017 — Do you favor the school district's pursuit of a bond issue to help secure a "Best Grant" from the Colorado Department of Education, which would enable the construction of new middle and high schools? Why or why not? I am not 100 percent in favor

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Election 2017: Q & A with Medora Fralick, Hayden School Board candidate

October 14, 2017 — Do you favor the school district's pursuit of a bond issue to help secure a "Best Grant" from the Colorado Department of Education, which would enable the construction of new middle and high schools? Why or why not? I strongly support the district's pursuit of

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Election 2017: Q & A with Loren “Lance” Miles, South Routt School District School Board candidate

October 14, 2017 — Why are you qualified to serve on the school board? I'm a native to Routt County; my family history goes back to when they rode horses to school.  My wife and I have lived in the South Routt district for nearly 25 years. We have

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