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Republican senate, congressional races main attraction for June 28 primary election

Senate, congressional races are 'primary' attraction

In the case of Colorado’s 2016 primary election, there might be more motivation for a Routt County Democrat to change his or her affiliation to Republican than vice versa.

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Delegate to Democratic National Convention raising funds for trip

Fundraising for Philly trip

Steamboat Springs resident Erin Biggs, who will represent Colorado's 3rd Congressional District at the Democratic National Convention, set for June 25 through 27 in Philadelphia, is asking for help with the $600 per night hotel expenses.

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Hayden community health fair Thursday

The Hayden Valley Elementary Health & Wellness Team is gathering the Hayden community for a health fair this Thursday, April 28.

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Oak Creek finalizes town board election results

The town of Oak Creek released final results from its regular municipal election, held April 5, which reflected no changes since the initial results were announced.

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Citing funding woes, unaffiliated candidate halts candidacy

Al White announced he would withdraw from the state senate race after determining he could not attract sufficient funding to support an effective campaign.

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Flip of a coin sends Routt County treasurer to Republican National convention

Routt County Treasurer Brita Horn knew she had a better-than-average chance of becoming a delegate to the Republican National Convention. What she could not have known was that it would come down to a coin flip.

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Former state Senator Gail Schwartz, of Crested Butte, is seeking U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton's seat

Former two-time Colorado state senator Gail Schwartz of Crested Butte announced April 9 her candidacy for Congress in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District.

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Oak Creek voters elect town trustees

Oak Creek town administrator and clerk Mark Alice Page-Allen stressed the results reported Tuesday are unofficial, noting there remain four outstanding overseas ballots that may be returned through April 13 and could potentially change the outcome of the race.

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Oak Creek Town Board to hold election Tuesday

Incumbents William “Bill” Auer, Wendy Gustafson and Kelly McElfish are looking to hold their spots on the board, while challenger Daniel J. Gosnell hopes to earn his way in. The trustee positions are four-year terms, with elections being held every other year.

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Routt County motor vehicle office moves within the courthouse for remodeling

Routt County Clerk Kim Bonner said that, beginning April 7, the motor vehicle office will operate from a temporary location in the Routt County Courthouse.

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Ted Cruz leading presidential campaign fundraising race in Steamboat Springs

According to records from the Federal Election Commission, Cruz has raised $8,805 from 37 donations in Steamboat Springs.

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Oak Creek gears up for municipal elections

Voting will take place at town hall in Oak Creek on April 5, with absentee ballots available from town administrator Mary Alice Page-Allen.

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Al White, former state tourism director jumps into Senate District 8 race

Al White wants to be your state senator (again)

Unaffiliated candidate for Colorado State Senate District 8, Al White, acknowledged Thursday that fundraising will be difficult without receiving funds directly from one of the two major parties, but said he thinks “the time is right” for his independent run for office.

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Dems see big caucus turnout; GOP hurt by lack of poll

Republicans hurt by lack of poll, local party official says

With Super Tuesday 2016 now a part of history, local leaders of both major political parties are saying precinct caucuses went smoothly, and turnout in Routt County was comparable to, or even better, than previous presidential election years.

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Sanders wins Routt County precinct caucus

Sen. Bernie Sanders handily won the Democratic precinct caucus in Routt County, gathering 406 votes to Hillary Clinton’s 230, according to Catherine Carson, chair of Routt County Democrats.

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Avon publisher running for Colorado House District 26 as Republican

Cacioppo publishes the monthly “Business Briefs” newspaper online and with 10,000 copies in print in Eagle County. The paper covers a mix of politics, business, entertainment news and restaurant reviews.

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GOP dumps presidential preference poll

Local Republican official doubts change will affect caucus turnout

A local GOP official said the executive committee's decision to nix the traditional presidential preference poll during Tuesday's precinct caucus is unlikely to adversely affect turnout.

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Local Democrats expecting large caucus turnout

Precinct caucuses for Routt County’s Democratic and Republican parties — the first in Colorado’s four-step process of selecting its respective parties’ nominees for president of the United States — are scheduled for Tuesday with sign-up beginning at 6:15 p.m.

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Bob Dapper files to oppose Tim Corrigan in commissioner race

Bob Dapper enters commissioner race

Bob Dapper of rural Steamboat Springs seeks Routt County Commissioner District 1 seat.

Front Range group spent $40,000 on Steamboat school board race last fall

Campaign finance reports submitted within the last month give some insight into who paid for local advertisements supporting and opposing candidates in November’s school board race in Steamboat Springs.

Melanie Sturm: Trump, Sanders and Rorschach elections

“All the great inspiring leaders and organizations … think, act and communicate the exact same way … opposite to everyone else,” Simon Sinek revealed in his famous TED talk. They “start with why they do what they do.” Consider how these transformational whys moved masses to Think Again

Hayden residents voting on marijuana grow operations

Town Clerk Sharon Johnson said more than 1,100 ballots were mailed to voters who live within town limits.

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Routt County Commissioner Doug Monger to run for fifth term in November

Routt County Commissioner Doug Monger announced this week his intention to run for a fifth, four-year term.

Steamboat school board discusses next steps following bond failure

Current and newly elected Steamboat Springs School Board members Wednesday evening were able to reflect on failed Referendums 3A and 3B and consider next steps.

Hayden residents approve marijuana tax, will keep fluoride in water

Hayden residents have voted to tax wholesale sales of marijuana that is grown to be sold to retail stores.

Schalnus, Palyo hold on to retain seats on South Routt School Board

Tammie Delaney and Kevin Lind defeated Lacey Ramos and Greg Hermann to earn spots on Hayden School Board.

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Steamboat says 'no' to $92 million school bond, 79 percent opposed

$92M building proposal fails by 4-to-1 margin

Steamboat Springs voters were resolute in their opposition to the school district’s proposed $92 million bond measure Tuesday — with 79 percent voting against Referendum 3A.

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Crossan, Lacy, Sloop and Meyer win city council seats

Robin Crossan, Jason Lacy, Heather Sloop and Kathi Meyer won't have much time to relish their elections to the Steamboat Springs City Council before the hard work starts.

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Teachers support helps earn Dover, Huron seats on Steamboat Springs School Board

Michelle Dover and Margaret Huron, two school board candidates who earned a strong showing of support from the Steamboat Springs school employee union, soared to victory in Tuesday’s election, along with incumbent candidate Joey Andrew.

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Election Day 2015 live updates

Live updates from the 2015 election — covering the Steamboat Springs School District bond issue, school elections in Steamboat Springs, South Routt and Hayden, four contested Steamboat Springs City Council races and the local broadband referendums.

Latest campaign finance report shows jump in donations to anti-bond group

The latest campaign finance reports show a handful of local businesses as the latest supporters of the anti-bond Citizens for a Better Plan, reflecting the signs of support seen in the windows of some businesses.

Routt County voters taking their time casting ballots in 2015 election

Routt County Clerk Kim Bonner reported at mid-afternoon Thursday that her office had received 3,600 completed ballots for the Nov. 3 election, representing about 23 percent of the total mailed out.

Human error in county clerk's office delays election ballots for North Routt's Precinct 1

Steamboat Springs postmaster Debbie Staffieri confirmed Wednesday that her staff will make certain that, once received, the ballots will go directly to the post office in Clark.

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Campaign spending lopsided in Steamboat Springs City Council races

Campaign finance reports filed with the city show what each candidate had raised and spent between Sept. 1 and Oct. 8 in the four city council races that drew 11 candidates.

Division emerges among candidates in Steamboat school board race

Union donations put spotlight on perceived political motives

The Steamboat Springs School District employee union’s decision to financially back two school board candidates and not endorse two others has put a spotlight on perceived political motives of the candidates and board president Roger Good.

Joseph “Joey” Andrew: Continuing hard work, commitment pledged

Growing up, one thing my parents always advocated was the importance of diversifying my skill set. Not only would it make me a well rounded adult, but in times of hardship, I could always return to a past skill for employment.

Michelle Dover: Candidate promises to protect public education

My name is Michelle Dover. I am a parent of a student in our excellent district, I work at Bud Werner Library and I am running for school board.

Margaret Huron: Every district student deserves quality education

Great school districts don’t just happen — they require a concerted effort from the community, which is why I decided it’s time for me to be a part of that effort.

Anne Lowe: Brings new perspective, grounded in principles

I am Anne Lowe, and I’m asking for your vote for the Steamboat Springs School Board. I’ll bring a new perspective to the board, grounded in the following principles.

Lindsay Wert: Focus on expanding Steamboat schools success

I am Lindsay Wert, and I would like to be your representative on the Steamboat School Board. With the belief that our schools are one of the primary factors of our quality of life in Steamboat Springs and greater Routt County, I would like to help perpetuate and expand recent success of the Steamboat School District.

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City council candidates promise fresh start at candidate forum

The 11 community members running for Steamboat Springs City Council weighed in on the city's bear problems, marijuana rules, government transparency and much more Thursday night in front of a large audience at the Steamboat Grand.

Routt County voters invited to track their mail ballots with automated messaging

Voters in the Nov. 3 election have a new option to automatically keep tabs on the status of their own ballots this year with the Ballot Trail service, offered by the Routt County Clerk's office.

Patrick Slowey: Candidate committed to leading by example

Steamboat Springs City Council, District 1

Richard Levy: Personality can bring openness to community

Steamboat Springs City Council, District 1

Mike Shaler: Steamboat Springs represents what Shaler loves

Steamboat Springs City Council, District 1

Tim Kirkpatrick: Collaborative approach brought to leadership

Steamboat Springs City Council, District 1

Robin Crossan: Over 14 years educational volunteer experience

Steamboat Springs City Council, District 1

Campaign finance reports reveal top donors for Steamboat school bond campaigns

A $5,000 donation from Sara Craig-Scheckman for the anti-school bond group, Citizens for a Better Plan, dwarfs all other donations made to that group or the pro-bond Yes 2 Steamboat Schools, according to campaign finance reports due Tuesday.

Our View: Consensus matters

The sheer size of the proposed $92 million school bond issue, the number of unanswered questions it has raised and the level of rancor it has inspired in the community strongly suggest it needs a longer gestation period.


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County, school, city ballot issue

Steamboat Springs RE3 School District

Town of Hayden

Steamboat Springs City Council, District 1

Steamboat Springs City Council, District 2

Steamboat Springs City Council, District 3

Steamboat Springs City Council, at-large

Steamboat Springs School Board, at-large (3 seats open)

Steamboat Springs School Board, at-large, 2-year term

South Routt School Board, District 2

South Routt School Board, District 4

South Routt School Board, District 5

South Routt School Board, District 6

South Routt School Board, District 7

Hayden School Board, at-large (2 seats open)

Colorado Mountain College Board of Trustees, director, District 2