Some of Steamboat Springs' young voters were feeling overwhelmed on the eve of Election Day but knew the importance of casting their first vote in a presidential election.
Returned ballots are processed, but not yet counted, by bipartisan election judges in secure rooms under video surveillance.
Steamboat Springs, Hayden, Oak Creek, Yampa and all Routt County residents can drop off mail-in 2016 election ballots at the drop-off locations.
"We encourage South Routt voters to support their local health care facility and vote “yes” on Referendum 5A." — Editorial Board
"Currently, the clinic is operating at a net loss and will be facing dramatic cutbacks unless the additional funding is approved."— Ken Rogers
"Noticeably absent from their editorial, however, was any mention of the awful human costs of our current mess." — Paul Hebert
"If health care was treated like car insurance, cell phones and other products, capitalism would work." — Laura Case
"If the trajectory of a child’s life can be improved by just one or two degrees at age 5, imagine the difference that angle will make in 20 years." — Kris Hammond
"Let’s not miss this opportunity to improve health care for all Coloradans. Vote “yes” for Amendment 69." — Mayling Simpson
Some vocal opponents have emerged to question the math of the Steamboat Springs School District’s proposed mill levy override to fund all-day kindergarten.
Corrigan picks up fundraising pace; Dapper still out-spending him two to one.
"Remember that a "yes" vote on 3D means safety for our children and those who drive them." — Hollie Sutton
An op-ed submitted by Brodie Farquhar, candidate for Hayden Town Council.
An op-ed submitted by Ashley McMurray, candidate for Hayden Town Council.
"As a parent of two primary school children who attended full-day kindergarten in Steamboat Springs and paid for it, I am voting “yes” on Referendum 3C." — Katherine George
"The reasons for double-digit premium increases are the result of Obamacare, not shareholder dividends and CEO pay." — David Ihde
"The additional revenue generated by the increased mill levy will essentially bring us back to parity and help cover operating and capital expenses." — Daniel H. Smilkstein
"There is one question that I don’t think has gotten enough exposure in this election and it is important for the future of Routt County. What is the future of our public lands?" — Ben Beall
"The letter “Vote ‘no’ on Amendment 69," which ran in the Oct. 24 issue of Steamboat Today, is a letter of fear and speculation disguised as certainty." — Al Rosenthal
"The aim of Amendment 69 is a laudable goal but it’s how this huge statewide system would be executed that concerns us." — Editorial Board
Gail Schwartz might have been a late entry in the race for the 3rd Congressional District, but it hasn’t stopped the Crested Butte Democrat from leading the latest round in campaign fundraising.
"Colorado Care is focused on helping contain increasing medical care costs through prevention programs and removing financial obstacles to primary care and early treatment." — Jim Sunderland
The Routt County Clerk's office sent out 16,435 ballots the week of Oct. 17 for the all-mail Nov. 8 election, and by the end of the day on Monday, 1,400 or 1,500 ballot were expected to have been returned.
"As a community, we owe it to our children to be transported to and from school, athletic events and field trips in the absolute safest vehicles." — Tammie Mader
"So, we will get to pay high taxes, not keep our doctor and will lose jobs." — Kathy Dietrich