We think the timing is right for placing a BID funding proposal back before voters. This is not a general election. Only those who are commercial property owners in the BID district, which encompasses Lincoln Avenue and Yampa and Oak streets from Third to 12th streets, will have a say on the issue.
What this green-leaning ski town could use in 2014 is a doctoral candidate in environmental economics to tell us in quantifiable terms the net benefit of Steamboat Springs’ passion for recycling.
In response to concerns that the South Routt Medical Center was facing serious financial challenges, local residents recently formed a citizens advisory committee to help ensure the future viability of the center.
Steamboat’s first retail marijuana store isn’t due to open for four days — Wednesday at the soonest — and we already can foresee that local regulations are apt to evolve, perhaps quickly.
The news this week that three Front Range men spent the night huddled by a campfire in Diamond Park while family members worried about their safety reminds us of the limits of modern communications technology and the unforgiving nature of the Rocky Mountains in all seasons.
The Colorado Department of Education could not have been more blunt Dec. 19 when it turned down the Steamboat Springs School District’s plan to withdraw from the regional body that supplies special education services to children in six school districts in Northwest Colorado.
The Steamboat Pilot & Today is continuing its Christmas tradition of reprinting one of the most famous newspaper editorials of all time, “Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus.”
The entire community has a great deal riding on the success of the new Hospitality Resource Panel recently formed by the law enforcement and restaurant/bar industry communities. The panel’s goal is to rein in the growing problem of people in Steamboat Springs who consume alcohol in excess.
Come Jan. 1, Steamboat Springs, and other mountain towns across Colorado, will be faced with the task of educating visitors about the rules and regulations governing the sale and use of recreational marijuana.
We think the time has come for the city of Steamboat Springs to allow a pilot program to permit a limited number of Triple Crown youth baseball games to be played on the forbidden diamonds at Emerald Park.
While the UGB has been beneficial, the Steamboat Pilot & Today thinks the plan should not be treated as a “sacred cow” that is never subject to review or revision. The proposal to discuss possible adjustments to the plan is healthy and an important step in planning for the city’s continued growth.
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.
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.
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 National Retail Foundation predicts the average American shopper will spend $737.95 this Christmas, which translates to total forecasted holiday sales of $602.1 billion nationwide during the 2013 holiday shopping season. Keeping those staggering totals in mind, the Steamboat Pilot & Today encourages area residents to consider spending those dollars locally rather than shopping online or traveling to the malls and big-box stores in Denver.