Steamboat Springs City Council could meet in executive session Tuesday to discuss recent police investigation
Closed-door session could focus on options for bringing closure to investigation
Steamboat Springs' new top cop on Tuesday night will tell the city's elected officials that while it has been a tough year for the community and his department, there is a sense of encouragement that the culture of the department is changing for the better.
The firefighters were at Cafe Diva restaurant with their wives for date night.
The upcoming monthly releases of marijuana sales tax data also could be used to estimate how many of the sales are coming from locals and tourists.
Potential changes include the addition of a aerial adventure course and zipline in the summer, and a privately run ski school in the winter.
A lift ticket at the city's century-old ski hill will cost $25, not much more than the $20 lift tickets sold at Howelsen three ski seasons ago.
A one-year trial membership in the vacation club costs $1,899 and allows members to stay at all nine properties.
Steamboat Springs is one of three communities in Colorado selected to participate in a National Main Street Center pilot program that will test a "revamped" approach to the Mainstreet program.
City officials and local land managers have made it clear they currently don't have enough funds in their own budgets to take on the responsibility of maintaining the new trails that are being created with the backing of millions of dollars in lodging tax funds.
New concrete trail connections would allow hotel guests and others safer, more convenient access to the Walton Creek Trail and the Core Trail.
The Steamboat Ski Area plans to open 31 trails across 168 acres Wednesday.
The city's Planning Commission voted unanimously Thursday to approve the conceptual plans for a 180-unit development that would feature 11 four-story residential buildings on a 6.73-acre lot.
A growing bamboo ski pole company and a local entrepreneur trying to create the equivalent of a Fitbit for cattle now have some more money to grow their businesses thanks to their victories in a local business plan competition.
The passes now use a technology called radio frequency identification, or RFID, to automatically open gates and give skiers access to the lifts.
Slavin Management Consultants in January will launch a nationwide search for a new city manager.
Mauled trash cans, tricky relocation operations and a report of a bear taking a ride in a garbage truck are fresh signs Steamboat Springs still has room to improve when it comes to keeping local wildlife out of garbage and trouble.
Assistant City Attorney Dan Foote said prior to August, the city was hearing from as many as two new individuals each month who wanted to get in on the local marijuana industry in some form.
Poor pedestrian lighting, missing sidewalks and the presence of a flood zone were some of the things that led a consultant to deem the downtown area blighted last year.
The driver was not injured in the crash.
The former city council in August decided to order another yearlong suspension of the city's affordable housing ordinance that formerly required developers to create affordable units in their projects or pay a fee in lieu of their creation.
Steamboat Springs Transit secured $132,515 in state funds to expand the service at a time the regional bus line is seeing more passengers.
Big tasks still await the new council in the coming weeks.
Not satisfied with the public's response to voluntary trail closures, the U.S. Forest Service is making some of the closures in popular areas such as Mad Creek mandatory for the first time.
Routt County Sheriff Garrett Wiggins and Moffat County Sheriff K.C. Hume are among several elected officials in the state expressing opposition to the possibility of relocating Guantanamo Bay detainees to Colorado.
During their campaigns, the four community members who won seats on the council vowed to find a way to bring some closure to the police investigation after the city denied the public access to several reports that detailed the findings of the investigation.
For half of a day every month, the city's water department employees fan out across the city to deliver dozens of notices that warn water customers if they don't pay their bills that are more than 60 days past due their water will be shut off.
"A lot of people are living in storage units, and a lot are sleeping in their cars," Angela Mackey said.
In Chiauaua, Mexico, where Edgar had his own dental practice, he never had to worry about where he would be living the next day.
The budget will undo the cuts made last year to winter bus service, add a new human resources manager and commission a study aimed at figuring out what is going on in the soil beneath the surface of Howelsen Hill. But it won't include the new ranger division the city wanted or some of the additional full-time equivalents it said it needed to improve customer service and meet new demands.
The endorsement came last week after several leaders of the local youth hockey, lacrosse and soccer organizations talked to the commission about how the expansion of the ice arena could benefit them.
Intrawest's latest earnings report shows sales of the company's season and multi-day passes are up 10 percent versus the same time last year.
Councilman Tony Connell said most of the other proposals for the Iron Horse were around $1 million or less, a figure substantially lower than the $3.05 million Ski Town Commercial offered.
As driverless cars get closer to market, state announces new initiative to bring more tech to roadways
Hundreds of engineers, elected officials and state transportation leaders gathered in Denver on Wednesday to plan for what many expect will be the greatest shift to the country's transportation system since Americans traded their horses and buggies for Model Ts.
The buyers of the Iron Horse said they plan to renovate the property and add more density for workforce housing.
The ATM was reported stolen last month from the Steamboat Ski Area and contained an estimated $4,480 when it was taken.
Firms outline recruiting strategies for hiring new city manager
The City Council on Tuesday night will decide whether to choose one of the firms and kick off the city manager recruiting process or defer and leave the entire process to the new city council that will be seated next month.
It was a lifesaver for bus drivers, City Market employees, hospital workers, a former city manager and a public works director when affordable housing was nearly impossible to find in Steamboat Springs in 2007 and 2008.
"Anytime we have a piece of property that borders the bike path and the river, it's inspiring to us," Friends of the Yampa board member Kent Vertrees said. "We had a great opportunity there."
New Steamboat Springs City Council will be tasked with improving strained relationships with other elected officials
New city leaders will be tasked with improving relationships with other boards
In recent months, there has been some friction between the council and city staff and the Steamboat Springs School Board, Routt County commissioners and the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club over a number of big community issues.
Steamboat Springs Fire Marshal Doug Shaffer said the family was eating dinner Monday evening when they noticed an ember come down from a pipe on a wood stove that was in use.
Campaign finance reports filed with the city show what each candidate had raised and spent between Sept. 1 and Oct. 8 in the four city council races that drew 11 candidates.
As it sat down behind closed doors last month to consider getting rid of the Iron Horse Inn, the Steamboat Springs City Council had a seemingly tough choice to make.
Cory Christensen has more than 26 years of law enforcement experience.
The two construction projects that are happening on both ends of Yampa Street right now are poised to significantly change the look and feel of the city's downtown roadway.
Attorney disagrees with city's refusal to release Iron Horse proposals
Chris Beall, the paper's First Amendment attorney, said the city should reverse its decision and release the records because the city's denial of them is “based on a clearly erroneous understanding of law.”
The 11 community members running for Steamboat Springs City Council weighed in on the city's bear problems, marijuana rules, government transparency and much more Thursday night in front of a large audience at the Steamboat Grand.
City officials see home-based child care centers as the quickest way to increase capacity in a city where dozens of parents are stuck on waiting lists to get their children and infants in existing centers.
Council members believe their financial commitment will remove some of the drama that has occurred in recent years when the hyper-popular concert series has not received as much city money as it would have liked.
It will be the first time in 21 years the council has hired a new city attorney.
Council members felt that releasing the other seven proposals it has considered for the Iron Horse could damage the pending sale to Ski Town Commercial.
“I'm just shocked at the (financial) exposure we could have if this passes,” Council President Bart Kounovsky said.