County Agenda for Feb. 11 and 12
Tim Corrigan is expected on Wednesday to become the first Democratic candidate to join the race for the District 1 Routt County commissioner seat.
Tuesday’s election results proved once and for all that I am the world’s worst at predicting political outcomes. And I have a college degree in political science.
Kim Weber, of the city of Steamboat Springs Finance Department, confirmed this week that the voter-approved 0.25 percent general sales tax to fund ski season air service becomes effective Jan. 1, 2012.
Good going, Steamboat. You piled the city tax higher. That’s terrific. While you’re at it, why don’t you pass the plastic bag tax — oops, I mean “user fee” — too?
I am very concerned that what I perceive to be the current economic model of the ski and tourism industry in our town badly is broken. The mere fact that an industry that is now almost 50 years old requires this type of subsidy in the first place underscores a very significant systemic problem.
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We are writing this letter on behalf of the Steamboat Springs Education Association to promote our endorsement of Proposition 103, to ask our community to support this vital lifeline for our schools and to vote “yes” on Prop 103.
Routt County Clerk and Recorder Kay Weinland said it’s unusual to have a large increase in voter registration during an odd-year election but attributed the shift to the hot-button issues on this year's ballot.
I know some of you think medical marijuana is a scam by “druggies” to obtain their pot more easily, and I am sure there are a few who do not really need it. I also am sure there are many more who medical marijuana helps to live a less painful and more productive life.
There is no doubt in my mind that the medical aspect of cannabis is truly amazing. It might not be for everybody, but it saved my life and will probably save many lives in the future when doctors and scientists get the opportunity to work with cannibinoids.
Air service is one of the most important economic drivers for our community, touching directly or indirectly every individual, family, business and organization across our community.
One element of this new 0.25 percent sales tax that has not been discussed in any detail is the positive impact that a growing city of Steamboat Springs sales tax base would have on the Steamboat Springs Education Fund.
There is nothing as permanent as a temporary tax.
The expected $1.3 million that could be generated annually by Referendum 2B's passage would be administered by the Local Marketing District board.