Anti-Second Amendment Colorado Sen. Hudak resigned last Wednesday rather than face a recall election, which she was certain to lose.
The 4 Yellow Foundation is moving on. Our volunteer committee members have returned to their family and business lives. However, 4 Yellow is forever.
Throughout the Amendment 66 discussions, we heard three things loud and clear — this community supports education, and given our growth and education goals, there is a funding need on the horizon. Third, supporting our education system is a bipartisan, shared value.
This past week, Routt County commissioners tabled a request to amend a gravel hauling permit to expand the hours gravel can be hauled from the Steamboat Sand and Gravel pit on Colorado Highway 131 south of Steamboat Springs.
Pharmacists cannot determine with any certainty where a prescription drug has been and whether it has been secured or safely stored on its way to the pharmacy. Making matters worse, there is no uniform oversight of this supply chain, where prescription drugs pass through many different hands (manufacturers, distributors, dispensers and re-packagers). All that exists is a patchwork of state regulations that vary enormously from state to state.
Most of us have been hearing these words for years and attempt to make at least some of our purchases locally. But, with the ease of shopping on the internet in the middle of night with our jammies on, or the perceived great deals we think we can get in Denver or at big box stores, we often don’t even look to see if the same products are available here in Steamboat.
There is a land-use proposal being discussed by the City of Steamboat Springs and Routt County. This proposal to modify the criteria for changes to the Urban Growth Boundary could affect the long-term quality of life of our community. This initiative is under the radar even though it is the most important land-use proposal since Steamboat 700.
Our good friend, the brilliant (late) Tony Blankley, told me shortly after President Barack Obama was inaugurated a truly scary story. Obama’s first major executive order to be signed as he entered his first term in office was for the eventual closure of the Guantanamo Bay facility. Upon signing it, he handed one of the pens to his lead counsel, Greg Craig, while offhandedly asking, “Where are we going to put them?”
Members of the new Steamboat Springs City Council didn’t delay late last month before taking the first step toward creating two new lodging tax steering committees, and that was welcome news — as was the possibility that the city could use a portion of the initial funds to extend the Yampa River Core Trail south of town.
On Wednesday, Steamboat Springs area residents will be hitting the slopes for the first day of the 2013-14 ski season and enjoying more than 630 acres of open terrain while donating to a local organization that exemplifies the spirit of the community.
My friends and family who have enjoyed the hit movie “The Hunger Games” have no idea how close that fiction is to reality every wildfire season here in Colorado. In the federal version of the movie, “The Wildfire Games,” our communities are thrust into the same deadly contest every year and left with the barest resources to save their homes from burning to the ground.
Increasing our telecommunications connectivity is of the utmost importance to the community, but nobody wants that new cell tower in his or her picture window. We get that. But we think the bumpy trip through the Routt County planning process, which is being endured late this fall by Union Wireless and residents of two rural subdivisions south of Steamboat Springs, could have been avoided.
The recent article about the major tire transfer prompts me to highlight the amount of work that has been accomplished by Saw Wisecup and the Cole family.
Water Rights bill is a disaster for rivers and public lands.
The Constitution provides for removal from office of public officials. “Bribery, treason and other high crimes and misdemeanors” are the most often cited reasons. However, actions that “subvert the structure of government or undermine the integrity of office or even the Constitution itself” are also “high” offenses deserving impeachment. Charges are made by the House and tried by the Senate.