County Agenda for Feb. 11 and 12
The top election officials in two of Colorado’s largest counties testified Monday that taxpayers are spending thousands of dollars mailing ballots to voters in uncontested primaries, a practice that upsets Democrats and Republicans.
Three Steamboat Springs men have applied for the position that was vacated by Diane Mitsch Bush, a Democrat who was elected last month to serve the new House District 26 representing Routt and Eagle counties.
Democrats in Routt County as well as across Colorado celebrated Tuesday night after taking control of the state House and Senate and seeing the passage of two amendments with widespread liberal support.
When Dick Soash was elected state senator in 1976, it was the first time a local Democrat held the seat since Republican rancher Charlie Murphy wrestled the seat away from Steamboat’s "Preachin’" Bob Norvell in 1928.
Colorado voters picked President Barack Obama on Tuesday, the first time the state backed a Democratic presidential candidate for a second term in 76 years.
Amendment S would change the state charter, allowing as many as six finalists for a job, allowing temporary workers to work as long as nine months and allowing job applicants to live within 30 miles of the Colorado border.
Voters young and old turned out in large numbers for the 2012 election, headlined by a hard-fought battle for the presidency.
Follow live updates from Routt County and Northwest Colorado races. Tim Corrigan leads in the District 1 county commissioner race, and Doug Monger will hold his District 2 seat.
Follow for live updates on Colorado and national issues and elections.
Brian Harvey, of KEZZ, and Scott Stanford, of the Pilot & Today, will provide live election results from the Steamboat Today office from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday on KEZZ Easy 94.1 FM.
Boosted by strong early voting and mail voting turnout, Election Day waits have been non-existent in Routt County and Steamboat Springs. The polls close at 7 p.m. today.
In Maine, electors for one of its two congressional districts — the one with the most lobstah — could go for Obama. The other district — comprising the woodsier, mooseier part of Maine — could go for Romney.
Routt County voters can cast ballots during the early voting period that began Monday and continues through Nov. 2.
For those of you who don’t know me, I am Tim Corrigan, and I am running for the Routt County Board of Commissioners’ District 1 seat. I’m a dedicated husband, a parent of four, a community volunteer, a local businessman and the president of the Soroco School Board.
After 60 years of living the bounties provided by Routt County, I would like to give back to this very special Yampa Valley community by serving as a county commissioner.
Who is Doug Monger? I’m a fiscal conservative, a moderate Democrat, a problem solver, and a consensus maker who takes pride in thinking outside the box. I am a strong advocate for private property rights and multiple uses of our public lands. I am a leader and have consistently shown leadership qualities.
I am running because I believe we need a fresh perspective and vitality to address the critical issues we face in our county. Right now, we need to work together through all areas of our county to get our economy moving.
Some residents who own property in the Stagecoach area but do not use it as their residence weren't notified about a proposed mill levy cap increase on the November ballot for the Morrison Creek Metropolitan Water and Sanitation District.
Emily Tracy, the Democratic candidate for Senate District 8, said Colorado’s statehouse is occupied by “very much an urban/suburban Legislature.” Republican candidate Randy Baumgardner said collaboration between parties is the only way to get things done in Denver.
Some residents already have received their ballots, but another opportunity to meet local candidates before the Nov. 6 election is Thursday night.
Diane Mitsch Bush is running for the Colorado House District 26 seat
Chuck McConnell is running for Colorado House District 26
Jim Barrows is running for the Routt County Board of Commissioners District 1 seat
Tim Corrigan is running for the Routt County Board of Commissioners District 1 seat