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Election 2017

Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser: Post-election reflections – David vs. Gallagher

November 15, 2017 — Just over 50 years ago, by a margin of 2-1, the citizens of our mountain communities voted to create Colorado Mountain College. That vote established a new tax district in five counties (now six) and a board of trustees to oversee the college's fiscal health

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Hayden school bond vote deadlocked: 427-427

November 7, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The fate of Hayden School District's $22 million school bond issue to build a new middle school and high school could depend on the willingness of nine voters, whose ballots were initially rejected for having problematic signatures, to follow up. The vote was

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Town of Hayden approves additional taxes for infrastructure improvements

November 7, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Thanks to voters, the town of Hayden will have the money it needs to make infrastructure repairs that will include improvements to roads and the water system. Residents voted in favor of the tax measure 325-232. "That's a big deal for Hayden,"

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Voters deliver ‘very good night’ for Steamboat schools

November 7, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The Steamboat Springs School District and the Board of Education received a much-needed vote of confidence from their voters Nov. 7 with the passage of  two ballot measures devoted to putting the district back on solid financial footing when it comes to taking care

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Steamboat City Council will keep health insurance benefits

November 7, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Steamboat Springs City Council members won't have to worry about losing their taxpayer-funded health insurance benefits anytime soon. City voters handily approved the health benefits for their elected officials Tuesday, with 64 percent of residents supporting the measure. Since 1990, council members

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Scott Ford wins 2nd term on Steamboat City Council

November 7, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Steamboat Springs’ data-loving, Hawaiian shirt-wearing city councilman handily won a second term Tuesday night. “I’m thankful for the confidence that the folks in Steamboat Springs have placed in me,” Councilman Scott Ford said Tuesday after election returns came in. Ford won 78

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Workforce housing tax passes in Steamboat

November 7, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Sheila Henderson was all smiles at a downtown watch party Tuesday night when she learned Steamboat Springs voters were backing a tax proposal that is expected to provide safer, more convenient housing opportunities for the low-income clients Henderson works with every day.

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LIVE UPDATES: Election Day in Steamboat Springs 2017

November 7, 2017 — Editor’s note: We will be updating this story throughout the evening, so check back for local election news. 10:55 p.m. Hayden school issue is proving every vote really does count. Hayden school bond vote deadlocked: 427-427 10:25 p.m.  Town of Hayden approves additional taxes for

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Ford outspends Arnold in only contested Steamboat City Council race

November 6, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A lack of competition in most of the Steamboat Springs City Council races this fall also led to the lowest fundraising and campaign spending totals in recent history. Council candidates Scott Ford and Peter Arnold, who are running in the only contested

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Educator and businessman square off for open Colorado Mountain College board seat

November 6, 2017 — A former K-12 schools superintendent and longtime education consultant, Peg Portscheller of Battlement Mesa views her run for the open western Garfield County seat on the Colorado Mountain College Board of Trustees as a natural extension of her lifetime work. “This is my 47th year

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Steamboat’s 5A for Homes campaign raises $26K

November 3, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — After raking in more than $26,000 in contributions and knocking on more than 2,000 doors, leaders of the 5A for Homes campaign said they are cautiously optimistic about the ballot initiative's chances heading into the final weekend of voting. "We've gotten very

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Tipton holds early fundraising edge in congressional race, but Routt County’s Mitsch Bush has strong 3 months

November 2, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — There's still a long time to go before voters in Colorado's 3rd Congressional District decide who they want to send to Washington, D.C. But the most recent fundraising totals for the leading candidates, as well as the latest voter registration tallies in

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Voter turnout low; only 14 percent of ballots returned so far in Routt County

November 1, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Just a little more than 14 percent of the 17,644 election ballots mailed to voters last month for the Nov. 7 election have been accepted at the Routt County Courthouse thus far. And County Clerk Kim Bonner is issuing a plea to

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Dylan Roberts to fill Colorado HD 26 seat

October 29, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A group of residents from Routt and Eagle counties chose Dylan Roberts to advocate for them in the Colorado House of Representatives. Roberts was chosen Saturday to fill the Colorado House District 26 seat vacated by Diane Mitsch Bush, the Democrat who

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2015 voter turnout in Routt, Steamboat may be tough to match in ’17

October 23, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Mail ballots for the Nov. 7 election are in the hands of voters this week, but with few contested candidate elections in Routt County this election cycle, it's an open question if voter turnout will match 2015's odd-year election when significantly more

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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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