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McConnell sweeps past Moloney in Republican state House primary with 60 percent of vote in Routt, Eagle counties
McConnell said Tuesday night he looks forward to debating state Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush on gun control issues and educational standards initiatives like Common Core.
Voters have until 7 p.m. Tuesday to turn in their primary election ballots.
Thanks to a new state law, voters from outside Steamboat Springs may drop off completed primary ballots through the end of the business day Tuesday at the Oak Creek, Yampa and Hayden town halls as well as at the Clark Store in North Routt.
Voters planning to participate in primary elections need to have their ballots turned in by 7 p.m. June 24.
Ballots for the June 24 primary election will be mailed out to all eligible voters in Routt County on June 2.
Routt County residents Dave Moloney and Chuck McConnell made the ballot during Friday’s district assembly in Denver.
The slate of major party candidates for Routt County office is set, with three contested general election races in November.
Darrel Levingston is once again challenging Rob Ryg for the office of Routt County coroner in November.
As a member of the house committee that oversees natural resource issues, state Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush said, she’s interested in what the legislature can do to facilitate the Colorado Water Conservation Board’s task of developing a new long-term state water plan.
Chuck McConnell, who ran for House District 26 in 2012, has stated he will vie to be the GOP’s candidate in the 2014 race. Fellow Routt County Republican Dave Moloney also has declared his candidacy for H.D. 26
Two Republicans from Routt County have set their sights on political office with Dave Moloney announcing his intention to run for state House District 26 and Cari Hermacinski filing an affidavit for her intent to run for Routt County Board of Commissioners District 3.
Two Hayden ballots that were not counted because there was something wrong with them, such as not being signed, will not affect the outcome of the Hayden School Board race nor will they trigger a recount.
Uncounted ballots are not expected to change the outcome of Tuesday's Hayden School Board election, but it could trigger a recount.
Incumbent Colorado Mountain College trustee Mary Ellen Denomy, of Parachute, won re-election Tuesday night, garnering about 61 percent of the votes cast across the six-county college district.
Two Hayden School Board incumbents have been re-elected, but outstanding votes could determine who wins the third open seat. A recount might also be necessary.
Based on the final, unofficial votes from Tuesday night, the West Routt Fire Protection District now will be on better financial footing after voters narrowly passed a tax increase.
Moffat County will not act to secede from Colorado. The voters came out against the measure, 55 to 45 percent. Eleven counties put the question on their ballot. The counties were split, and the exact number in favor was not available at time of press. Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid introduced the idea of putting the secession question to voters in Moffat County. But, he said he wasn’t disappointed by the results.
Those in favor of Proposition AA in Routt County reached 74 percent. Statewide, the tax was passed with nearly 65 percent of voters in favor with 71 percent of the vote counted.
The two men said they look forward to helping a school district that already earns stellar academic ratings gain even higher marks.
Steamboat residents resoundingly passed Referendum 3A on Tuesday, making Steamboat Springs School Board seats all at-large.
After winning with 59 percent of the vote Tuesday night, the local businessman won't have too much time to savor his victory before getting to work as a council member.
After the final ballots were counted Tuesday, 7,321 people cast ballots, representing 46 percent of eligible voters. Tuesday’s voter turnout represented 500 fewer voters than cast ballots in the last odd-year election in 2011, when record turnout of 7,826 voters cast ballots.
Referendum 5A, which asked voters to approve a fixed 30 mill increase for the Morrison Creek Metropolitan Water and Sanitation District, was voted down Tuesday.
With the approval of 71 percent of city voters, the 1 percent tax paid by lodging guests will be dedicated to local trail projects and a new promenade on Yampa Street for the next decade.
With 7,175 votes cast in Routt County, nearly 70 percent, or 5,009 voters, rejected Amendment 66. Statewide, the issue was losing almost 2-to-1, about 66 to 33 percent with 70 percent of the vote counted.
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The Routt County Clerk & Recorder's office had received about 5,300 valid ballots as of Monday evening, according to Elections Supervisor Kim Bonner.
Voters how just have a few days to get their ballots in for the Nov. 5 election. Locally, voters are strongly encouraged to drop off their ballots at the courthouse instead of mail them in.
The Routt County elections office has received and processed about 3,000 valid ballots out of the more than 15,000 that were mailed out.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates top the donor list to proponents of Amendment 66, the school finance measure that includes a $950 million tax hike.
Three Hayden School Board candidates agreed Tuesday that educating families about the importance of education is crucial for the district and students to succeed.
Fielding's withdrawal leaves Tony Connell and Clark Davidson vying for the only contested council seat this election cycle.
Who can get the job done? That must be the basis for deciding who to vote for.
Thank you for taking the time to engage in our democratic process. Although we all find ourselves frustrated with politics at times (for some, it’s all the time), it’s important that we do our best to pay attention and vote or our democracy does not work.
Steamboat Springs is a wonderful city and I am so grateful to live in a place with so many incredible attributes. The single best asset is the caring and empathetic community.
Throughout my professional career, I have been a member of a system or organization. I have developed business models, sports teams and collegiate courses of study. Engaging in these activities takes skills in planning, creating a vision for success and gathering input from stakeholders.
Many of you already have received your ballots for this fall’s election. Some of you already may have submitted your mail in ballot. For those of you who have not, I would suggest that the school board election is by far the most important local decision you will make when you cast your ballots this fall.
First of all, I would like to thank everyone who took the time to meet with me during the candidate forums and my districtwide Coffee and Chalk Talks to discuss their concerns, ideas and hopes for the future of our school district. Because of the success of the Coffee and Chalk Talks, if elected to the Steamboat Springs School Board, I will be continuing to hosting these public meetings throughout the district during my term in office.
Steamboat Springs City Council candidates Tony Connell and Clark Davidson are among the few candidates spending on their campaigns.
There is nothing in Senate Bill 213, which Amendment 66 funds, that specifies how the tax money generated by the new two-tiered income tax would be spent.
Thursday night’s election forum at The Steamboat Grand brought out differences among the three candidates in the Steamboat Springs City Council District 1 race on the issue of pay raises for city employees.
The signs do not require a permit to place them on private property, but they cannot be placed in the public right-of-way.
With ballots arriving in mailboxes and Election Day fast approaching, voters here have another chance to meet the candidates.
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.
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.
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.
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: 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.
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.