A 10-person committee wants Moffat County voters to extend the term limits from two terms to three for county elected officials, which means an additional four years in office.
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.
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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
Tina Kyprios is running for the Routt County Board of Commissioners District 2 seat
Doug Monger is running for the Routt County Board of Commissioners District 2 seat.
For the first time in 12 years, Northwest Colorado will not be represented at the state Capitol by someone named White. The real question is whether Senate District 8, a typically safe Republican seat, will stay in GOP hands, or if Breckenridge Democrat Emily Tracy can topple two-term state Rep. Randy Baumgardner.
Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District seat has been one of the most fiercely contested in the state — if not the nation — the past few years, and for good reason.
Voters on Nov. 6 will decide whether to retain Judge Michael O’Hara III as the chief judge for the 14th Judicial District, which encompasses Routt, Moffat and Grand counties.
Brett Barkey is running unopposed for district attorney for the 14th Judicial District, which encompasses Routt, Moffat and Grand counties.
2 CU Board of Regents seats are on the ballot this year.
Colorado voters soon will decide the latest attempt at marijuana legalization, this one in the form of Amendment 64, which proposes amending the state constitution to allow adults 21 and older to possess and use small amounts of marijuana.
The town of Yampa is asking voters to approve reducing the number of Town Board seats from six to four.
The Morrison Creek Metropolitan Water and Sanitation District in South Routt County near Stagecoach is requesting an increase in its mill levy cap.
Amendment S, put on the ballot by Colorado lawmakers, would reform the state’s government employee personnel system through a variety of changes that supporters say are necessary to modernize and make flexible the state’s rigid personnel rules.
Amendment 65, one of three statewide ballot questions to be decided by Colorado voters this fall, seeks to strike down the U.S. Supreme Court’s controversial 2010 Citizens United decision by instructing state lawmakers and Colorado’s congressional delegation to push for and support campaign finance reform at the federal level.
The outcome of the Nov. 6 election has the potential to shift county government’s regulatory outlook on permitting oil and gas wells, but it would take time for any policy changes to be noticed.
Business issues from the need to support lone eagles to the role of government in economic development got a close look Wednesday when the Steamboat Pilot & Today hosted local candidates.
With the voter registration deadline less than a week away, Routt County Clerk and Recorder Kay Weinland is encouraging voters to verify their information online.
The newspaper's Coffee and a Newspaper gathering will provide opportunity for an informal meet and greet with local candidates. All are welcome to stop by between 7 and 9 a.m. Wednesday.
New voters who registered from Sept. 14 to Monday at www.govotecolorado.com using a mobile device or tablet may not be registered, according to a news release.
During a Monday meeting held by Citizens Supporting Property Rights, candidates for the state Legislature were asked: "How would you facilitate the oil and gas industry when local governments are creating their own regulations with a knee-jerk reaction?"
The atmosphere at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction turned electric Saturday night during Club 20’s featured candidate debate for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District.
This weekend marked what one candidate called the first substantial debate of the campaign season. On Saturday, Club 20 hosted a series of debates for Western Slope candidates vying for state and national offices at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction.
As every American voter knows by now, the national political conventions, once a mad flurry of political maneuvering, have devolved into carefully orchestrated pep rallies.
Mayor Jim Haskins, incumbent council member Bill Hayden seeking re-election
With the Monday filing deadline quickly approaching, the race for the Hayden Town Council is starting to take shape. The council has four seats up for election this fall, including mayor.
Emily Tracy, Democratic candidate for Colorado Senate District 8, was out in Steamboat Springs neighborhoods Friday afternoon knocking on the doors of unaffiliated voters and even some Republicans who might be leaning toward the middle.
According to a precinct-by-precinct analysis of Tuesday’s GOP primary results, Randy Baumgardner and Moose Barrows each carried 14 of Routt County’s 18 voting precincts.