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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Routt County election officials received 213 ballots Wednesday, bringing the total number of Routt County residents who have voted to 2,322.
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.
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.
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.
Residents could pay double the property taxes
As the city nears a decision this fall about whether to annex Steamboat 700, concerns have been raised about how well the proposed project will achieve its No. 1 goal: affordable housing. Principal and Project Manager Danny Mulcahy said residents of the development could be subject to property taxes 20 to 50 percent higher than residents of the city.
Hermacinski settles on running for 2-year, at-large seat
Former City Council President Kevin Bennett confirmed Tuesday that he will run for a District 1 seat in this year's City Council election.
Nomination petitions can't be picked up for three more weeks, but make no mistake, the race for four open Steamboat Springs City Council seats has begun.