Republican primary set for Colorado House District 26

Routt County residents Dave Moloney and Chuck McConnell made the ballot during Friday’s district assembly in Denver.

Contests set for Routt County offices in November general election

The slate of major party candidates for Routt County office is set, with three contested general election races in November.

Darrel Levingston to challenge Rob Ryg for Routt County coroner

Darrel Levingston is once again challenging Rob Ryg for the office of Routt County coroner in November.

State Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush seeks to reduce red tape for small businesses in Colorado

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.

Colorado House District 26 could see Republican primary contest between Routt County residents

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

2 Routt County Republicans declare intent to run in 2014

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.

Hayden School Board race avoids recount

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.

2 uncounted ballots could trigger recount in Hayden School Board race

Uncounted ballots are not expected to change the outcome of Tuesday's Hayden School Board election, but it could trigger a recount.

Denomy wins Colorado Mountain College trustee seat

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.

2 of 3 Hayden School Board seats decided

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.

Unofficial results show narrow win for West Routt Fire Protection District

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.

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Election: Secession question voted down in Moffat County

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.

Colorado passes tax on marijuana for schools, regulation

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.

Roger Good, Joseph Andrew elected to Steamboat Springs School Board

The two men said they look forward to helping a school district that already earns stellar academic ratings gain even higher marks.

Steamboat Springs School Board seats now at-large

Steamboat residents resoundingly passed Referendum 3A on Tuesday, making Steamboat Springs School Board seats all at-large.

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Tony Connell wins race for Steamboat Springs City Council

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.

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40 percent of Routt County voters turn out in final 2 days of 2013 election

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.

Morrison Creek water district mill levy defeated

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.

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Steamboat Springs voters overwhelmingly support spending lodging tax on trails, Yampa promenade

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.

Colorado voters reject major education funding change

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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2013 election results

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About one-third of ballots have been cast ahead of Election Day

The Routt County Clerk & Recorder's office had received about 5,300 valid ballots as of Monday evening, according to Elections Supervisor Kim Bonner.

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Voters have until 7 p.m. Tuesday to drop off ballots

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.

Voter turnout low in Routt County as Election Day nears

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.

Bloomberg, Gates each put in $1 million for Amendment 66 campaign

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.

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Hayden School Board candidates discuss standardized testing, school calendar during forum

Three Hayden School Board candidates agreed Tuesday that educating families about the importance of education is crucial for the district and students to succeed.

Citing family crisis, John Fielding withdraws from Steamboat Springs City Council race

Fielding's withdrawal leaves Tony Connell and Clark Davidson vying for the only contested council seat this election cycle.

John Fielding: Real reforms in government

Who can get the job done? That must be the basis for deciding who to vote for.

Clark Davidson: Invest wisely in our future

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.

Tony Connell: Experience is an advantage

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.

Tony Rosso: Long-term future in mind

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.

Roger Good: Ready to accept new challenges

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.

Joseph Andrew: Bringing new ideas to district

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.

Several school board, city council candidates in Routt County not fundraising this election season

Steamboat Springs City Council candidates Tony Connell and Clark Davidson are among the few candidates spending on their campaigns.

Our View: Vote 'no' on Amendment 66

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.

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Steamboat city council, school board candidates face off at election forum

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.

City reminding residents of campaign sign rules

The signs do not require a permit to place them on private property, but they cannot be placed in the public right-of-way.

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.

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.

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: 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: 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: 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: Kenny Reisman

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

Election Guide 2013: Walter Magill

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

Election Guide 2013: Scott Ford

Scott Ford is running unopposed for the Steamboat Springs City Council District 2 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: 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: John Fielding

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

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