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Voters have until 7 p.m. Tuesday to drop off ballots

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.

Voter turnout low in Routt County as Election Day nears

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.

Bloomberg, Gates each put in $1 million for Amendment 66 campaign

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.

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Hayden School Board candidates discuss standardized testing, school calendar during forum

Three Hayden School Board candidates agreed Tuesday that educating families about the importance of education is crucial for the district and students to succeed.

Citing family crisis, John Fielding withdraws from Steamboat Springs City Council race

Fielding's withdrawal leaves Tony Connell and Clark Davidson vying for the only contested council seat this election cycle.

John Fielding: Real reforms in government

Who can get the job done? That must be the basis for deciding who to vote for.

Clark Davidson: Invest wisely in our future

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.

Tony Connell: Experience is an advantage

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.

Tony Rosso: Long-term future in mind

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.

Roger Good: Ready to accept new challenges

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.

Joseph Andrew: Bringing new ideas to district

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.

Several school board, city council candidates in Routt County not fundraising this election season

Steamboat Springs City Council candidates Tony Connell and Clark Davidson are among the few candidates spending on their campaigns.

Our View: Vote 'no' on Amendment 66

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.

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Steamboat city council, school board candidates face off at election forum

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.

City reminding residents of campaign sign rules

The signs do not require a permit to place them on private property, but they cannot be placed in the public right-of-way.

Election forum Thursday at The Steamboat Grand

With ballots arriving in mailboxes and Election Day fast approaching, voters here have another chance to meet the candidates.

Election Guide 2013: Amendment 66 raises taxes to help fund schools

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.

Election Guide 2013: Voters to have say in how lodging tax is spent with Referendum 2A

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.

Election Guide 2013: Steamboat School Board format changes on ballot in form of Referendum 3A

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.

Election Guide 2013: Morrison Creek water district pursues additional revenue in Referendum 5A

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.

Election Guide 2013: Proposition AA would enact taxes on legal retail marijuana

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.

Election Guide 2013: Kenny Reisman

Kenny Reisman is running unopposed for the at-large Steamboat Springs City Council seat.

Election Guide 2013: Walter Magill

Walter Magill is running unopposed for the Steamboat Springs City Council District 3 seat.

Election Guide 2013: Scott Ford

Scott Ford is running unopposed for the Steamboat Springs City Council District 2 seat.

Election Guide 2013: Tony A. Connell

Tony A. Connell is running against Clark Davidson and John Fielding for the Steamboat Springs City Council District 1 seat.

Election Guide 2013: Clark Davidson

Clark Davidson is running against Tony A. Connell and John Fielding for the Steamboat Springs City Council District 1 seat.

Election Guide 2013: John Fielding

John Fielding is running against Clark Davidson and Tony A. Connell for the Steamboat Springs City Council District 1 seat.

Election Guide 2013: Roger Good

Roger Good is running against Tony Rosso for the Steamboat Springs School Board District 1 seat.

Election Guide 2013: Tony Rosso

Tony Rosso is running against Roger Good for the Steamboat Springs School Board District 1 seat.

Election Guide 2013: Joseph Andrew

Joseph Andrew is running against Randall Homan for the Steamboat Springs School Board District 2 seat.

Election Guide 2013: Randall Homan

Randall Homan is running against Joseph Andrew for the Steamboat Springs School Board District 2 seat.

Election Guide 2013: Medora Fralick

Medora Fralick is running for the Hayden School Board at-large seat.

Election Guide 2013: Tim Frentress

Tim Frentress is running for the Hayden School Board at-large seat.

Election Guide 2013: Brian Hoza

Brian Hoza is running for the Hayden School Board at-large seat.

Election Guide 2013: Sharon Johnson

Sharon Johnson is running for the Hayden School Board at-large seat.

Election Guide 2013: Mary Ellen Denomy

Mary Ellen Denomy is running against Jay Rickstrew for the Colorado Mountain College Board of Trustees District 3 seat.

Election Guide 2013: Jay Rickstrew

Jay Rickstrew is running against Mary Ellen Denomy for the Colorado Mountain College Board of Trustees District 3 seat.

Our View: Be informed this election season

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 voters will start receiving ballots on Wednesday

Routt County Elections Supervisor Kim Bonner said voters here can expect a few significant changes this election cycle due to recent legislation.

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Steamboat City Council, school board candidates address issues at First Impressions forum

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.

First Impressions' candidates' forum marks start of busy campaign season in 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.

South Routt School Board seeking 2 new members; 4 candidates plan to run in Hayden

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.

Candidate for state treasurer passes through Northwest Colorado

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.

4 candidates running for Steamboat Springs School Board

The upcoming Steamboat Springs School Board election will feature two competitive races and, for the first time in at least a decade, an empty race in one of the districts. All the action in the November election will be in Districts 1 and 2 where four candidates are running.

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Field set for Steamboat Springs City Council election

The field for the Steamboat Springs City Council race is set, and all the action will be in District 1 where four new candidates are vying for a seat.

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Cheneys highlight Freedom Conference in Steamboat Springs

Former Vice President Dick Cheney defended the National Security Agency while speaking Friday as part of the fifth annual Freedom Conference, put on by The Steamboat Institute.

Election season for Routt County school boards starts Wednesday

Routt County residents who are thinking about a run for a local school board will have plenty of seats to apply for this election season.

Moffat County term limit extensions being discussed

A 10-person committee wants Moffat County voters to extend the term limits from two terms to three for county elected officials, which means an additional four years in office.

County Agenda for Feb. 11 and 12

County Agenda for Feb. 11 and 12