10/15 Election forum re-play:

10/7 Election forum re-play:

Scott Bideau: Schools need help

I had an unpleasant surprise the first time I toured our schools and saw them all bursting at the seams — more than any demographic report can possibly describe.

Heather Sloop: Develop transparency to build trust

Steamboat Springs City Council, District 3

Erin Walker: Time for independent, fresh perspective

Steamboat Springs City Council, District 3

Kathi Meyer: Has skills to be part of way forward

Candidate, Steamboat Springs City Council, at-large

Chuck McConnell: Promises to be open, transparent

Candidate, Steamboat Springs City Council, at-large

Jon Quinn: Vote ‘yes’ on broadband

Seeking broadband independence, opting out of Senate Bill 152

Kathy Goudy: Incumbent wants to continue service

Colorado Mountain College needs trustees with energy and vision. As a taxpayer-subsidized institution, trustees must be accessible, listen to the communities comments and understand fiscal responsibility. I have done this for the past four years as the sitting trustee for Eastern Garfield County and hope for your vote for re-election.

Jon Warnick: Experience duration to benefit board

I have always had a passion for education and have been directly involved with CMC the past 15 years. This includes serving seven years on the CMC Foundation Board, where I headed the finance committee, served as treasurer and was the board chairman for four years.

Steamboat School Board candidates face off at annual election forum

Five candidates for the Steamboat Springs Board of Education’s open four-year seat sounded off Wednesday during an annual election forum at The Steamboat Grand.

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Election 2015: Referendums 3A and 3B would fund school improvements through property tax increases

Referendum 3A proposes to increase property taxes for Steamboat Springs homeowners to generate $92 million through bonds for the Steamboat Springs School District.

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Q. & A. with Richard Levy, Steamboat Springs City Council, District 1 candidate

Steamboat Springs City Council candidates answer 10 questions that local voters want to know.

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Q. & A. with Tim Kirkpatrick, Steamboat Springs City Council, District 1 candidate

Steamboat Springs City Council candidates answer 10 questions that local voters want to know.

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Q. & A. with Patrick Slowey, Steamboat Springs City Council, District 1 candidate

Steamboat Springs City Council candidates answer 10 questions local voters want to know.

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Q. & A. with Mike Shaler, Steamboat Springs City Council, District 1 candidate

Steamboat Springs City Council candidates answer 10 questions local voters want to know.

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Q. & A. with Robin Crossan, Steamboat Springs City Council, District 1 candidate

Steamboat Springs City Council candidates answer 10 questions local voters want to know.

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Q. & A. with Jason M. Lacy, Steamboat Springs City Council, District 2 candidates

Steamboat Springs City Council candidates answer 10 questions local voters want to know.

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Q. & A. with Michael Buccino, Steamboat Springs City Council, District 2 candidate

Steamboat Springs City Council candidates answer 10 questions local voters want to know.

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Q. & A. with Erin Walker, Steamboat Springs City Council, District 3 candidate

Steamboat Springs City Council candidates answer 10 questions local voters want to know.

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Q. & A. with Heather Sloop, Steamboat Springs City Council, District 3 candidate

Steamboat Springs City Council candidates answer 10 questions local voters want to know.

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Q. & A. with Chuck McConnell, Steamboat Springs City Council, at-large candidate

Steamboat Springs City Council candidates answer 10 questions local voters want to know.

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Q. & A. with Kathi Meyer, Steamboat Springs City Council, at-large candidate

Steamboat Springs City Council candidates answer 10 questions local voters want to know.

Q. & A. with Kathy Goudy, Colorado Mountain College Board of Trustees, District 2 director candidate

Colorado Mountain College Board of Trustee candidates answer five questions local voters want to know.

Q. & A. with Jon Warnick, Colorado Mountain College Board of Trustees, District 2 director candidate

Colorado Mountain College Board of Trustees candidates answer five questions local voters want to know.

Election 2015: Hayden voters to decide marijuana tax, fluoride issue

Residents of Hayden will vote on a tax on marijuana cultivation and whether or not to put fluoride in the town's water supply.

Election 2015: Proposition BB decides whether state keeps marijuana tax revenues

With Proposition BB, Colorado voters will decide whether the state gets to keep marijuana tax revenues or refund that tax money back to taxpayers and the marijuana industry.

Election 2015: Voters asked to opt out of telecom bill

Voters in eight jurisdictions in Routt County will be asked in the November election to free-up local governments from the constraint of a state law that prevents them from providing services in the area of telecommunications.

Citizens for a Better Plan Committee: No on 3A, 3B

As election day approaches, we hope everyone will take the time to look carefully at both sides of the school bond issue. Although we are passionate supporters of Steamboat’s schools, we cannot support this bond proposal.

The Yes 2 Steamboat School Committee: Yes on Referendums 3A, 3B

Steamboat Springs is a great place to live, with schools that rank in the top 1 percent of Colorado. This has caused student enrollment to grow every year for over a decade, putting both elementary schools and the middle school overcapacity.

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Q. & A. with Margaret Huron, Steamboat Springs School Board at-large candidate

Steamboat Springs School Board candidates answer 10 questions local voters want to know.

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Q. & A. with Joseph 'Joey' Andrew, Steamboat Springs School Board at-large candidate

Steamboat Springs School Board candidates answer 10 questions local voters want to know.

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Q. & A. with Lindsay Wert, Steamboat Springs School Board at-large candidate

Steamboat Springs School Board candidates answer 10 questions local voters want to know.

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Q. & A. with Michelle Dover, Steamboat Springs School Board at-large candidate

Steamboat Springs School Board candidates answer 10 questions local voters want to know.

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Q. & A. with Sameta 'Sam' Rush, Steamboat Springs School Board two-year at-large seat

Steamboat Springs School Board candidates answer 10 questions local voters want to know.

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Q. & A. with Jane Colby, South Routt School Board, District 2 candidate

South Routt School Board candidates answer five questions local voters want to know.

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Q. & A with Jules Palyo, South Routt School Board, District 4 candidate

South Routt School Board candidates answer five questions local voters want to know.

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Q. & A. with David Long, South Routt School Board, District 4 candidate

South Routt School Board candidates answer five questions local voters want to know.

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Q. & A. with Kristina Schalnus, South Routt School Board, District 5 candidate

South Routt School District candidates answer five questions local voters want to know.

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Q. & A. with Kelsi Edwards, South Routt School Board, District 5 candidate

South Routt School Board candidates answer five questions local voters want to know.

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Q. & A. with Ronald 'Rod' Olinger, South Routt School Board, District 5 candidate

South Routt School Board candidates answer five questions local voters want to know.

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Q. & A. with Brett Mason, South Routt School Board, District 7 candidate

South Routt School Board candidates answer five questions local voters want to know.

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Q. & A. with Sean Veilleux, South Routt School Board, District 6 candidate

South Routt School Board candidates answer five questions local voters want to know.

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Q. & A. with Kevin Lind, Hayden School Board, at-large candidate

Hayden School Board candidates answer five questions local voters want to know.

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Q. & A. with Lacey Ramos, Hayden School Board, at-large candidate

Hayden School Board members answer five questions local voters want to know.

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Q. & A. with Tammie Delaney, Hayden School Board, at-large candidate

Hayden School Board members answer five questions local voters want to know.

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Q. & A. with Greg Hermann, Hayden School District, at-large candidate

Hayden School District candidates answer five questions local voters want to know.

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Q. & A. with Anne Lowe, Steamboat Springs School Board at-large candidate

Steamboat Springs School Board members answer 10 questions local voters want to know.

First of two election forums held Wednesday at The Steamboat Grand

Community members looking to learn more information about candidates running for the Steamboat Springs School Board or City Council can do so during a two-part election forum kicking off Wednesday night.

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OSMRE releases Colowyo environmental assessment ahead of deadline

The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement has completed its environmental assessment of Colowyo Coal Mine and issued a Finding of No Significant Impact. Sometime this week, it will issue a mining plan recommendation to the Secretary of the Interior's Office.

Routt County clerk tests online system that sends voters updates on the status of their mail ballots

A new opt-in website would allow voters in the 2015 all-mail election to track their ballots with voice, text or e-mail updates

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Rising Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson gets warm welcome in Steamboat Springs

Carson signed books, posed for photos with fans and even fit in a game of pool before giving a speech at the Freedom Conference.

Voter information:

Voters guide:

Sample ballots:

2015 issues and candidates:

State ballot issue

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