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.
The Routt County Board of Commissioners is expected to make it official this afternoon and put the controversial growth management tool known as the transfer of development rights program in the deep freezer.
The Routt County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to approve $200,000 in purchase of development rights tax dollars to help conserve the 480-acre Frye Ranch in North Routt County. The ranch has ties to the beginnings of the American space program.
County Agenda for Feb. 1 and 2
On Tuesday night, County Commissioner Nancy Stahoviak told developer Ed MacArthur of Steamboat Sand and Gravel that he would be asked to live up to most of the same stringent requirements placed on an applicant four years ago before winning a permit to mine gravel along the Yampa River south of Steamboat Springs.
Steamboat 700's responsibility for a new road connecting Routt County Road 129 to U.S. Highway 40 in western Steamboat will be up for discussion Monday at a joint meeting of the Steamboat Springs City Council and Routt County Board of Commissioners.
$10,800 to come from general fund for administrative costs
Despite losing the support of the Routt County Sheriff's Office, the Greater Routt and Moffat Narcotics Enforcement Team received a boost in funding Tuesday after two county commissioners voted in favor of giving the drug task force $10,800 for administrative costs.
Mitsch Bush will take over in January
Diane Mitsch Bush, a Democrat, defeated Republican Paul Strong in Tuesday's election. Mitsch Bush netted 4,422 votes compared to 3,248 for Strong. The vote totals represented a 58 percent to 42 percent victory.
Following are comments of residents who waited in line for hours to vote Tuesday:
Democrats reclaimed governors' offices from the Northeast to the Rockies to the South on Tuesday, putting them on track to take a majority of the governorships for the first time in 12 years.
Firebrand Republican Rep. Marilyn Musgrave was in a dead heat for a third term Tuesday while a Democrat opened an early lead in the expensive and high-profile battle for a GOP-held seat in suburban Denver.
Democrats took Senate seats away from Republicans in Ohio, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania on Tuesday but the GOP battled hard to retain its control of the chamber.
Democrats won 18 Republican-held districts in nearly every region of the country to move within striking distance of retaking control of the House on Tuesday as voters demonstrated their disenchantment with a war, a president and scandals on Capitol Hill.
Resurgent Democrats swept toward control of the House and grabbed Republican Senate seats in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Rhode Island Tuesday in midterm elections shaped by an unpopular war in Iraq and scandal at home.