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.
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.
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.
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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The Routt County Clerk & Recorder's office had received about 5,300 valid ballots as of Monday evening, according to Elections Supervisor Kim Bonner.
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.
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.
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.
Three Hayden School Board candidates agreed Tuesday that educating families about the importance of education is crucial for the district and students to succeed.
Fielding's withdrawal leaves Tony Connell and Clark Davidson vying for the only contested council seat this election cycle.
Who can get the job done? That must be the basis for deciding who to vote for.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Steamboat Springs City Council candidates Tony Connell and Clark Davidson are among the few candidates spending on their campaigns.
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.
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.
The signs do not require a permit to place them on private property, but they cannot be placed in the public right-of-way.
With ballots arriving in mailboxes and Election Day fast approaching, voters here have another chance to meet the candidates.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kenny Reisman is running unopposed for the at-large Steamboat Springs City Council seat.
Walter Magill is running unopposed for the Steamboat Springs City Council District 3 seat.
Scott Ford is running unopposed for the Steamboat Springs City Council District 2 seat.
Tony A. Connell is running against Clark Davidson and John Fielding for the Steamboat Springs City Council District 1 seat.
Clark Davidson is running against Tony A. Connell and John Fielding for the Steamboat Springs City Council District 1 seat.
John Fielding is running against Clark Davidson and Tony A. Connell for the Steamboat Springs City Council District 1 seat.
Roger Good is running against Tony Rosso for the Steamboat Springs School Board District 1 seat.
Tony Rosso is running against Roger Good for the Steamboat Springs School Board District 1 seat.
Joseph Andrew is running against Randall Homan for the Steamboat Springs School Board District 2 seat.
Randall Homan is running against Joseph Andrew for the Steamboat Springs School Board District 2 seat.
Medora Fralick is running for the Hayden School Board at-large seat.
Tim Frentress is running for the Hayden School Board at-large seat.
Brian Hoza is running for the Hayden School Board at-large seat.
Sharon Johnson is running for the Hayden School Board at-large seat.
Mary Ellen Denomy is running against Jay Rickstrew for the Colorado Mountain College Board of Trustees District 3 seat.
Jay Rickstrew is running against Mary Ellen Denomy for the Colorado Mountain College Board of Trustees District 3 seat.
Routt County voters will be receiving ballots for the Nov. 5 election in the mail this week. Area residents have a little more than two weeks to make their decisions, and the Steamboat Pilot & Today encourages voters to use that time for education and careful reflection on the issues.
Routt County Elections Supervisor Kim Bonner said voters here can expect a few significant changes this election cycle due to recent legislation.
In the first forum of the season, Steamboat Springs City Council and school board candidates were asked to address issues affecting education, young families and poverty during the event hosted by First Impressions of Routt County.
In the coming weeks, candidates here will address a variety of issues ranging from the construction of a new police station to a proposed tax increase to support public education.
The South Routt School District is trying to drum up some interest for two School Board seats that will go without any candidates in November.
A candidate for state treasurer stopped in Craig and Steamboat as part of his statewide listening tour. In July, Broomfield Mayor Pat Quinn announced his candidacy for treasurer in the 2014 election and since then has been high-tailing it across each Colorado county. So far, the Democrat has been through 38 counties, but his plan is to hit all 64.