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Task force discussing Steamboat fire, emergency services

This time, the Steamboat Springs City Council and rural Steamboat Springs Area Fire Protection District board of directors are taking a different approach to evaluating fire-related issues.

Steamboat sales tax revenue decline in January improves

The decline in Steamboat Springs sales tax figures for January shrank by nearly half, according to a final report the city released Thursday evening.

Friends of the Chief to present update to Steamboat City Council

The Steamboat Springs City Council on Tuesday will hear an update about the plan to transform Chief Plaza Theater into a single-stage performing arts center.

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Proposal would add bike racks in downtown Steamboat Springs

In an effort to continue to the Bike Town USA push, Mainstreet Steamboat Springs Manager Tracy Barnett has an idea to add more bike racks downtown for two-wheeled commuters.

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Stories event to feature 3 Steamboat speakers

Although the Stories event Friday night at the Steamboat Springs Community Center is hosted by the Steamboat Christian Center Women’s Ministry, coordinator Michele Dudas said it’s geared toward all local ladies.

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Steamboat resident seeks 3rd Congressional District seat

Gaylon Kent fulfills lifelong dream in pursuit of office

Gaylon Kent, a Steamboat Springs resident, hopes to secure the Libertarian Party of Colorado nomination that would allow him to run for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District.

Steamboat resident questions CMC project

John Fielding asks City Council to reconsider campus secondary access

A neighbor of Colorado Mountain College’s Alpine Campus is worried that the approved secondary access required with the construction of the new classroom and administration building will waste taxpayer dollars.

Steamboat Springs City Council to consider airport items

Projects part of master plan and will improve safety

City Council members will consider whether to approve a resolution to use grant funding to relocate a portion of Routt County Road 44 and will consider a first reading of an ordinance to buy land near the airport.

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Steamboat plans for improvements to Yampa Street

Although city officials, community leaders and Yampa business owners may not be sure what the street eventually will become, one thing they agree on is that Steamboat Springs needs a plan.

Steamboat, Hayden lose out on creative district designation

Steamboat Springs and Hayden are not among the latest Colorado communities to have officially designated creative districts.

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Steamboat couple hits the big stage with their startup company

Tony and Carrie Requist were invited to debut U Grok It during the prestigious Launch Festival in San Francisco this week. The feedback has been positive.

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CMC to realign 12th Street in project to build campus access

Colorado Mountain College will realign 12th Street as part of a construction project to make the Crawford Avenue spur the secondary access to the Alpine Campus.

Steamboat public safety director to draft new false alarm rules

Joel Rae says existing ordinance a burden on staff time

The Steamboat Springs City Council gave Public Safety Director Joel Rae an informal OK on Tuesday to submit a revised false alarm ordinance.

Steamboat City Council approves Howelsen Hill jump funding

Facing a shortfall to complete upgrades to the ski jumping facilities at Howelsen Hill, the members of the ski hill’s Centennial Campaign asked the City Council to use available funds to make up the difference. They got their wish.

Pot registry in decline in Routt County, state

Number of medical marijuana patients has dropped here and across state

The number of registered medical marijuana patients has decreased 35 percent in Routt County since June 2011, a trend that mirrors statewide numbers.

Steamboat City Council to consider funds

Review will occur during Capital Improvements Program presentation

The Steamboat Springs City Council has to decide how to spend nearly $350,000 in Colorado Lottery Conservation Trust Fund dollars.

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Steamboat dispensary owner questions marijuana legalization

A state ballot initiative that would legalize marijuana possession for recreational use is getting a lukewarm reaction from the owner of Steamboat Springs’ largest medical marijuana dispensary.

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Steamboat students learn about Pakistan

Iqra Fund Executive Director Genevieve Chabot visited students at Lowell Whiteman Primary School to educate them about children who live in remote mountain villages in Pakistan.

State Rep. Baumgardner's methane bill gets initial approval

In a party-line vote, the Colorado House of Representatives gave initial approval this week to a bill that would add methane gas captured from active or inactive coal mines to the state’s renewable energy standard.

Steamboat Springs sales tax revenues down in January

Missing tax filers responsible for decline

Steamboat Springs sales tax collections declined year over year for the first time in nine months, according to a report released Thursday by the city.

Mel Stewart named Steamboat's fire chief

He takes over for Ron Lindroth, who left Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue in January to take a position in Montana. Stewart has been with the city since 1997.

Leadership Steamboat takes on downtown recycling

This year’s Leadership Steamboat class wanted to leave its mark on the community. So students in the class that seeks to create business and community leaders decided to work toward a permanent solution for downtown recycling.

Per diem hike for state lawmakers awaits final approval

State lawmakers are considering increasing the daily per diem by $33 for legislators who live more than 50 miles from Denver.

Bill would prohibit secret ballots for Colorado public bodies

A measure to prohibit state and local public governing bodies from using secret ballots to make decisions moved forward in the state Legislature on Monday.

Steamboat farmers market to expand

Mainstreet Steamboat Manager Tracy Barnett decided to expand the 2012 farmers market by 10 booths after getting the go-ahead from the Routt County Board of Commissioners to use the alley between the historic courthouse and the adjacent annex building.

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Sales tax issue being resolved in Steamboat Springs

Residents getting refunds from Verizon

Greg Kammerer is among an unknown number of county residents being charged the tax. Since finding out he has been paying a city sales tax he shouldn’t have been charged, Kammerer has been trying to fix it.

Mainstreet Farmers Market likely won’t expand

The Mainstreet Steamboat Springs Farmers Market likely won’t expand this summer after the organization that promotes downtown was told it couldn’t expand onto the Routt County Courthouse lawn.

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Record snowfall helps segments of Steamboat's economy

Steamboat Smokehouse owner Fritz Aurin said the snowstorm that has left behind more than 3 feet of snow in the past two days is nothing but good news, not only for him but also for many local businesses.

Downtown Steamboat flower donor sparks community support

A prospective Steamboat Springs resident challenged the community to raise the funds needed to save the downtown flower baskets. A handful of community members and businesses delivered.

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Steamboat Ski Area says 27 inches in 24 hours is a single-day record

Bryan Baker said not many days during his 11 years living in Steamboat Springs were as good as Monday.

Donor for downtown Steamboat flower baskets emerges

Richard Thompson, of SoHo, N.Y., said he would contribute one-third of the first $10,000 for the flower baskets and their watering, but he challenged other residents, businesses and organizations to provide the rest.

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Cookbook to commemorate 100 years of Routt County Fair

There’s some time until the 100th anniversary of the Routt County Fair in 2014, but some already are working to commemorate it.

Final 2011 sales tax report confirms growth in Steamboat

The city collected about $2.7 million more in 2011 than it projected to and about 4.4 percent ahead of 2010 numbers.

Groups work to save downtown Steamboat flower baskets

A couple of local organizations are working to save the flowers that accent downtown Steamboat Springs throughout summer.

Parks and Recreation Commission to discuss fee waiver process

Issue then will be placed on March City Council agenda

The Steamboat Springs Parks and Recreation Commission will suspend waiving fees for users of city fields, facilities and rooms until after commission members and the City Council can discuss it further.

Steamboat City Council approves firefighter schedule change

The Steamboat Springs City Council approved the schedule that will reduce staffing at certain times in April, May, October and November.

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Verizon Wireless asks for Routt County customers' help with tax issue

Verizon Wireless officials said Tuesday that the company’s billing systems are capable of differentiating between city and county addresses but that they need their customers to update their account information to ensure accuracy.

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Some Routt County residents wrongly paying Steamboat sales tax

Each month Rob Douglas pays a city sales tax on his Verizon Wireless bill — it was $2.55 in February. But there’s a problem. He doesn’t live in Steamboat Springs city limits. Douglas is among an unknown number of county residents who, because they still have a Steamboat zip code, are assessed a sales tax it doesn’t appear they should have to pay.

Steamboat City Council to review winter air service agreement

Council on Tuesday night will consider an amendment to the winter air service contribution agreement between the Local Marketing District and Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp.

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Weather affecting Steamboat ski shops

Ski sales are down; tunes, clothes, sunglasses up

Ski Haus owner Rod Schrage is one of several local ski shop owners and managers whose businesses are relying on alternatives to typical winter sales of skis, snowboards and related gear because of little snow, warm weather and sunny skies this season.

Multiple sclerosis fundraiser returns to Steamboat

Vertical Express for Can Do MS back for 28th year

The 28th annual Vertical Express for Can Do MS returns to Steamboat on Feb. 26. This year’s event will feature a Super G race down the Sitz and See Me ski runs and an afternoon skills competition.

Steamboat's Chocolate Soup shifts concept to concentrate on macaroons

The success of Chocolate Soup’s wholesale macaroon business has led owner Lisa Ciraldo to scale back the local commercial operation.

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TIC to maintain Steamboat Springs presence into foreseeable future

The company that was founded here in 1974 will keep about 145 employees at its west Steamboat complex, an official confirmed Thursday. TIC once had as many as 220 employees based in Steamboat Springs.

Steamboat to continue discussion about firefighter salaries

The Steamboat Springs City Council heard about firefighter salaries Tuesday, and it’s far from making a decision.

Survey shows matching priorities between city, some Steamboat residents

According to results from the city’s online “Dollar Game,” the budgeting priorities of many of the residents who took the survey match those of city officials.

Steamboat City Council addresses issue of governance

Task force to be formed to discuss fire, emergency services

Steamboat Springs City Council members gave an informal go-ahead Tuesday to forming a four-member task force to address how local fire and emergency services are managed.

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Steamboat business owner opens bakery

The Bakery will offer breads, pastries and other baked goods, in addition to lunch and dinner

A friend of Doug Matthews had a dream about opening a bakery in Steamboat Springs. So Matthews did. Matthews opened The Bakery, 1117 Lincoln Ave., on Monday.

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Steamboat relies on manmade snow for Winter Carnival events

Most of the snow for this year’s Winter Carnival street events will be manmade, and that’s not as unusual as one might guess.

Steamboat City Council to consider new fees

Revenues expected to cover staff costs, not add to bottom line

The Steamboat Springs City Council will consider first readings of two new fees that city officials say are intended simply to cover the costs of processing those requests.

Oak Creek native in fair condition after fatal car crash in Texas

John Lipsie had recently moved with family to Texas. He was the passenger in a BMW involved in a deadly accident Thursday night in Livingston, Texas.