Brandon Gee

Reporter

Email: bgee@steamboatpilot.com Call: 970-871-4210

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Brandon Gee covers government and politics for the Pilot & Today. He started working for the newspaper in June 2007, after his graduation from DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English writing with a minor in political science. Brandon did summer internships at the Evansville (Ind.) Courier & Press, The Oregonian in Portland, Ore., and The Wall Street Journal. He spent a semester abroad in London, where he interned with Moneywise magazine.
Brandon is from Evansville, Ind. and is a huge fan of the Indianapolis Colts and Indiana University basketball. When not at work, he can be found on Mount Werner enjoying his first season on the slopes.

Recent Stories

Steamboat 700 petitioners submit 600 signatures

Let's Vote committee required to collect 829 signatures by Nov. 12 to force referendum of annexation

The committee that hopes to bring the city of Steamboat Springs' annexation of Steamboat 700 to referendum submitted its first collection of signatures Tuesday. City Clerk Julie Franklin confirmed Wednesday that the committee, known as Let's Vote, has submitted 14 petitions, which the group says contain more than 600 signatures.

Hermacinski eyes council presidency

Economic development, growth issues on council's priority list

Cari Hermacinski is making no secret of her aspirations to be the next president of the Steamboat Springs City Council. Hermacinski won re-election Tuesday against former City Council President Kevin Bennett. Kenny Reisman and Jim Engelken, who also is a former councilman, won their races and will be the only new members to join the body when it meets Tuesday for the first time since the election and begins to chart a course for the next two years.

More mail-only elections likely for primaries, odd years

Routt County's first election conducted exclusively with mail ballots isn't likely to be its last. That means an all-mail-ballot format may continue to be used in August primary and November odd-year elections in Routt County.

Magill re-elected in unopposed race

Walter Magill, a 39-year-old engineer and surveyor, will return to the Steamboat Springs City Council. Magill was first elected to the council in 2007 to finish a vacated term. Magill did not face an opponent in the District 3 race and will serve for four years. He received 2,293 votes.

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Reisman defeats Solomon for District 2 seat

Small-business owner, soccer coach wins City Council seat

Kenny Reisman beat Ken Solomon for a District 2 seat on the Steamboat Springs City Council in Tuesday's election. He won with 56.3 percent of the vote, 1,776 to 1,379.

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Hermacinski re-elected to City Council

Council president pro tem easily defeats Bennett

In what turned out to be the most lopsided race of the 2009 election, Cari Hermacinski defeated Kevin Bennett for a District 1 seat on the Steamboat Springs City Council. She won with 63.6 percent of the vote, 2,066 to 1,184.

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Hermacinski, Reisman, Engelken win City Council seats

Cari Hermacinski has retained her seat on the Steamboat Springs City Council. Joining her will be newcomer Kenny Reisman and former council member Jim Engelken. All three won their contested races Tuesday night. Brian Kelly won the contested Steamboat Springs School Board race.

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Election day arrives in Steamboat

Voter turnout surges in recent days; ballots accepted until 7 p.m. today

Voter turnout through Monday surged by about 1,000 votes since late last week. More than 4,000 Routt County residents now have voted in the 2009 election.

2nd finance deadline arrives

Hermacinski's fundraising prowess continues in October

Coucilwoman Cari Hermacinski continued to raise money at a breakneck pace last month and reported about $8,500 in fundraising in her bid for re-election in the second of three campaign finance filings this election cycle.

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Atira solicits Ski Time Square ideas

Site at base area sits vacant as council tables redevelopment plans

From landscaping and a playground, to an ice skating rink and tethered balloon rides, there has been no shortage of ideas thrown out for using the site of the demolished Ski Time Square commercial area.

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Recent photos

Jack Redmond lowers his hat to the crowd while his wife Wanda, right, waves as the couple is presented with a Heritage Family Award by Community Agriculture Alliance Executive Director Marsha Daughenbaugh. Routt County Extension Agent C.J. Mucklow also helped with the award's presentation. Daughenbaugh's family also was presented with a Heritage Family Award before the Mountain Valley Bank Ranch Rodeo at Brent Romick Rodeo Arena on Sunday.

Kerry Timmerman cheers after receiving his diploma at the Christian Heritage School graduation ceremony Sunday.

Graduate Kerry Timmerman gives high fives to the audience after leaving the stage during Christian Heritage School's graduation ceremony Sunday.

Dane Abosso, of ASI-Modulex, in Denver puts some finishing touches on the newly renovated Bud Werner Memorial Library. A dedication ceremony for the renovation and an associated expansion begins today at 4 p.m.

Pianist Rick Saint Pierre rehearses Thursday in the newly renovated Bud Werner Memorial Library's community room. Saint Pierre will perform today at a dedication ceremony for the library's renovation and expansion.

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