10/15 Election forum re-play:

10/7 Election forum re-play:

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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.

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13 community members file for Steamboat Springs City Council race

All four seats are now contested, and six candidates are vying for district 1.

Details of proposed mill levy override to run new Steamboat Springs school revealed

If a discussed ballot measure and mill levy override for a new high school and districtwide updates are approved by voters, the average homeowner could see school-related property taxes increase by $287 within a few years.

Routt County commissioners set to sign off on beer garden at the fair

Routt County Fairgrounds manager Jill Delay reminded the board that alcohol sales at the fair had been banned by the county commissioners in the early 1990s and then approved in 2010, but the only time a beer garden was actually offered was in 2012.

Property owners have until June 1 to appeal property tax valuations

A new link at the county assessor’s Web page allows property owners quick access to the comparable sales used by appraisers to value property from single family homes, to resort condominiums and commercial buildings.

School Board will consider billing city for past URA harm

The Steamboat Springs School Board Monday will consider whether to bill the city of Steamboat Springs for financial harm the district has suffered from the city’s tax increment financing mechanism used to fund the Base Area Reinvestment Plan.

US Senator-elect Cory Gardner visits Steamboat

During his first appearance in Steamboat Springs since the Nov. 4 election, U.S. Senator-elect Cory Gardner spoke about his road to candidacy and his plans for when in office.

Hermacinski is commissioner-elect after final ballot count

Cari Hermacinski is Routt County’s District 3 commissioner-elect after this week’s validation process for ambiguous ballot signatures affirmed her election night victory.

Replacement for Grand County judge sought

Grand County Judge Ben McClelland will be leaving office after Grand County voters ousted him, 3,222 to 2,841, during Tuesday’s election. This past summer, the 14th Judicial District Performance Commission recommended that the judge not be retained, and county voters followed their advice despite the fact that about two-thirds of judges recommended for non-retention are retained anyway.

Campaign spending was lopsided in most Routt County races heading into Election Day

The latest campaign finance reports filed by Routt County candidates reveal the biggest spenders heading into Election Day claimed victory in every race. But in the case of the Routt County Commissioner's race, the vote gap was a lot closer than the spending gap.

Final margin of Hermacinski/Ivancie Routt County commissioner race pending until next week

Cari Hermacinski outpolled incumbent Steve Ivancie by 89 votes out of 10,125 cast, but the presence of 107 ballots that had signatures that did not closely match the signatures on file for the voter has left a shred of doubt about the ultimate outcome.

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Voters swarm to election in Routt County

The 10,581 Routt County voters who took part in the 2014 election likely set a midterm record for participation.

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Hermacinski apparent winner over Ivancie by 89 votes of 10,125 cast

It’s unlikely, but Ivancie could gain about 30 votes when the final 121 ballots are tallied and come within .5 percent of Hermacinski’s vote total — the threshold for an automatic recount.

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Downtown Steamboat Springs stakeholders narrowly reject proposal to fund BID with property tax

The defeat of the tax measure sends downtown business leaders back to the drawing board to try and figure out how to secure more revenue for upkeep and improvements in a downtown area that just two years ago was scrambling to find money to save flower baskets on Lincoln Avenue. It also casts doubt on whether the Steamboat Springs City Council will continue to consider a proposal from the city to use tax increment financing under an urban renewal authority to fund things like sidewalks and pedestrian lighting downtown.

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Democrat incumbent Mitsch Bush defeats McConnell in state house race

Colorado House District 26 incumbent Diane Mitsch Bush defeated challenger Chuck McConnell by a healthy margin Tuesday night.

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Election Day 2014 live updates

Live updates from the 2014 election, covering Routt County, state and national politics

Voters re-elect Routt County Coroner Rob Ryg

Voters again have decided they want to keep Rob Ryg as their Routt County coroner.

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