The Steamboat Springs School Board should move forward with a plan to make all five of its seats at-large positions instead of seats tied to specific geographic boundaries within the school district.
Importantly, any decision about building a new police station shouldn’t be made without clarity on what the implications are for the city’s fire department.
Four years into the Bike Town USA initiative, it’s hard to see anything but positives about the long-term vision as well as the specific projects that have been completed and the many more on the to-do list.
Recognizing the growing influence and potential of location-neutral businesses in Steamboat Springs and Routt County is becoming increasingly essential to our economic health.
While Routt County may have been justified in its decision to stand by an RFP process that ultimately re-awarded an exclusive Class One service contract to longtime local shuttle and taxi service Go Alpine, county officials didn’t emerge from the process unscathed.
There’s merit to the Steamboat Springs Education Fund Board’s recent decision to establish a minimum level of funding for the Steamboat Springs School District this year, but we hope such a move doesn’t come at the expense of evaluating individual funding requests on their merit.
Even in a city that bills itself as Ski Town USA and is home to more Winter Olympians than any other community in the country, Johnny Spillane stands out above the crowd.
College officials will tell you that all commencements are special, but there’s no denying that Colorado Mountain College Alpine Campus’ spring 2013 commencement ceremony is of particular significance.
With another ski season in the books, it’s appropriate to stop and thank the personnel at Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. for a job well done in this the 50th anniversary season.
The wide array of sports offered at Steamboat Springs High School is one of the school’s greatest attributes, and we urge school officials to work diligently to solve a funding shortfall without cutting such activities.
In 2005, the East Routt Library District asked voters for what amounted to $29 million throughout 20 years to expand the Bud Werner Memorial Library and hire additional personnel to staff the new facility.
Don’t be fooled by the rain and snow of the past couple days; Northwest Colorado remains very much in the midst of extreme drought conditions. And absent historic levels of moisture throughout the next few weeks, nothing can change that reality.
Routt County Sheriff Garrett Wiggins has taken a lot of heat in the past two weeks for his take on two of Colorado’s new gun control laws, and we think unfairly so.
In the case of the Steamboat Springs School District and the Education Fund Board, a fundamental change in the granting process is long overdue, and we support the efforts of Fund Board members to push the district in that direction.
A long and thorough process to identify the next recipient of the city’s 1 percent tax on nightly lodging accommodations is coming to an end, and one project stands above the rest as most deserving of the annual revenue stream.