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Sheriff Garrett Wiggins' 2017 budget calls for new patrol deputy, investigator

As much as he values a second K9 unit, Sheriff Garrett Wiggins said his highest priorities are adding a new patrol deputy and a new criminal investigator to his staff.

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.

County Agenda for Feb. 11 and 12

County Agenda for Feb. 11 and 12

Corrigan to announce commissioner candidacy

Tim Corrigan is expected on Wednesday to become the first Democratic candidate to join the race for the District 1 Routt County commissioner seat.

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Ptarmigan Inn plan concerns some in Steamboat

Hotel could be redeveloped into 10-story condo complex

A major redevelopment project at the base of Steamboat Ski Area is moving forward, but it’s also drawing the ire of some of its neighbors.

Routt commissioners could ax transfer of development rights

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.

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Preserved Routt County ranch has links to the space program

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.

GOP Routt County sheriff hopefuls outline goals

Republican candidates define themselves in TV18 interview

The two Republican candidates vying for a chance to stand against Democrat Gary Wall to lead the Routt County Sheriff’s Office explained their goals in a casual discussion with Steamboat TV18 on Wednesday.

County Agenda for Feb. 1 and 2

County Agenda for Feb. 1 and 2

Hermacinski eyes council presidency

Economic development, growth issues on council's priority list

Cari Hermacinski is making no secret of her aspirations to be the next president of the Steamboat Springs City Council. Hermacinski won re-election Tuesday against former City Council President Kevin Bennett. Kenny Reisman and Jim Engelken, who also is a former councilman, won their races and will be the only new members to join the body when it meets Tuesday for the first time since the election and begins to chart a course for the next two years.

More voters return ballots

Routt County election officials received 213 ballots Wednesday, bringing the total number of Routt County residents who have voted to 2,322.

Commissioners promise to hold gravel pit to strict conditions

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.

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Engelken supports more open space, less growth

Jim Engelken, 51, is running for the two-year, at-large City Council seat, against landscaper Kyle Pietras. Engelken moved to Steamboat Springs in 1979 as a Safeway employee. He has worked at the grocery store since then and served on the City Council from 1995 to 2001.

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City Council candidates gather for public forum Friday

Evidence is mounting that the biggest issue has been taken off the table in the most compelling race in the 2009 City Council election. Former City Council President Kevin Bennett has made his opposition to the proposed Steamboat 700 annexation a cornerstone of his campaign against City Council President Pro Tem Cari Hermacinski.