Steamboat Springs City Council member Cari Hermacinski hit the mark this week when she said that when it comes to selling the Iron Horse Inn, the city of Steamboat Springs’ focus should be on offsetting as much of the original $5.19 million debt as possible.
We question the value of spending so much taxpayer money to achieve slight reductions in class size, particularly when research shows questionable benefits of doing so.
The Steamboat Springs City Council’s decision to remove “interim” from Deb Hinsvark’s city manager title grabbed the headlines last week, but the council deserves kudos for a related step taken during its March 5 meeting.
Based on the results of last year’s mandatory water restrictions in Steamboat Springs, we see no reason not to take similar steps this year.
The Routt County Fair’s home arts competition is one of the annual highlights of the weeklong summertime celebration of agriculture and ranching, always featuring an eclectic mix of homegrown produce, homemade baked goods and unique arts and crafts creations from residents young and old
By not committing to fund for all-day kindergarten, the Steamboat Springs School Board risks sending the message that the educational value of the program isn’t worth ensuring that every eligible child has access to it.
A chain is only as strong as its weakest link, which makes the federal government’s actions during the past couple of weeks as it relates to security at airports across the county all the more baffling.
Proposed legislation that would give firefighters in local municipalities like Steamboat Springs collective bargaining rights is bad policy that should be rejected by lawmakers in the Colorado House of Representatives.
A scorecard that attempts to rank U.S. ski resorts by their environmental impacts falls short of fairly depicting the Steamboat Ski Area and its overall efforts at sustainability.
The majority of the Steamboat Springs City Council was right last week to propose an extended contract for Interim City Manager Deb Hinsvark.
Sometimes it takes a special milestone to recognize the significance of things we otherwise might take for granted. That sentiment was hard to escape last weekend during the 100th anniversary of the Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival.
The consistently subpar performance of United Express’ Denver-YVRA leg during the past few months has cast a pall over the operation of the airport and certainly the impression of the unfortunate travelers who have fallen victim to the late and canceled flights.
The city of Steamboat Springs, and its taxpayers, came perilously close to dumping another $1 million into the Iron Horse Inn last week before City Council members finally got it right by pulling the plug on the proposed sale of the fire and police stations at 840 Yampa St.
We urge the county to promptly follow through on a proposed review of how Routt County regulates agriculture tourism, including on-farm food production.
The time has come for the Steamboat Springs School District to rid itself of an antiquated tiered sports system. We think such a change is possible with collaboration and funding from the district, the Education Fund Board, the Steamboat Booster Club, community supporters and the families of student-athletes.