Eight state legislatures have introduced resolutions declaring state sovereignty under the Ninth and 10th amendments to the U.S. Constitution - Arizona, Hawaii, Montana, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, Oklahoma and Washington.
The results of the 2006 election demonstrate that, at a minimum, Routt County is once again home to two political parties.
At Issue: Election problems
Our View: The county needs more voting centers and double the number of voting machines before the next election.
Steamboat Springs School District voters are supporting a pay raise for teachers. As of 8:30 p.m., 1,259 voters, or 59.92 percent, voted yes for Referendum 3C, while 842 people, or 40.08 percent, voted no.
Major decisions will be made on Election Day. There are seven state amendments, seven state referendums, two school bond issues and a City Council pay raise on Tuesday's ballot.
In Referendum 2A, the Steamboat Springs City Council asks voters for a pay raise.
Make no mistake - Routt County Referendum 3C is an initiative brought about as much by political convenience as by thoughtful analysis.
We believe that America's 30-year war on drugs has been a costly and unproductive national failure. We believe there has to be a better way and that the progressive decriminalization of certain drugs may be a significant part of the solution.
Amendment 43 on the Nov. 7 ballot would change the Colorado Constitution to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman. Let us be crystal clear - this is a purely political amendment that is an unnecessary waste of the voters' time. The only thing to be gained by voting for it is to send a message of intolerance that we know the people of Colorado do not support.
At issue: Proposed state amendments 40, 41 and 42
Our view: Each proposed amendment is flawed and should be defeated.
At issue: Amendment 39 and Referendum J
Our View: State issues on school funding would undermine local control and should be defeated.
At Issue: Amendment 38 Our View: The ill-conceived measure would cost taxpayers, disrupt government and undermine representative democracy.
Bond issue to replace Soda Creek Elementary and renovate Strawberry Park Elementary should be approved.
At issue: Referendum 3C
Our View: More specifics are needed on mill levy override to help attract and retain quality education staff in the Steamboat Springs School District