Council President Bart Kounovsky said as he was reviewing the 281-page budget book this weekend, it was the city's proposal to increase its workforce by nearly 10 full-time equivalents that stood out the most.
In one presentation, attendees of the 2015 Economic Summit will see how a medical technology company, a farm, an outdoor retail manufacturer and a high school teacher have innovated their businesses in Steamboat Springs.
Brent Whittington's path to purchasing a titanium bicycle manufacturing company in Steamboat Springs started in June when he picked up a brochure at the city's visitor center.
Gary Suiter will have a busy first week as interim city manager in Steamboat Springs.
State Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush, D-Steamboat Springs, and Rep. Bob Rankin, R-Carbondale, plan to again introduce a bill that would require drivers of passenger vehicles to have chains or winter tires with adaquate tread whenever there is snow and ice on I-70 between Morrison and Dotsero.
According to a search warrant at the Routt County Courthouse, an accountant at the city recently received an email that was made to look as though it was from Finance Director Kim Weber.
With an early funding commitment from the Steamboat Springs City Council and improved driver recruiting efforts, the transit service plans to avoid a repeat of the major cuts and changes that left many riders frustrated last year.
Colorado Department of Transportation spokeswoman Tracy Trulove said road paving in the project area should wrap up sometime next week.
Steamboat Springs cty officials say private fundraisers have pledged more than $1 million toward the creation of a second sheet of ice at the Howelsen Ice Arena.
A fall drive on the Flat Tops Scenic Byway or a trip to the Front Range will cost area drivers significantly less money this fall than they did last year.
Some Steamboat Springs City Council members recently wondered aloud what the district's plans were for investing in the nearby intersections that would be impacted by a new high school.
As new trails are built in public lands around the city, officials are brainstorming ways to pay for the added trail maintenance.
Several city council candidates have suggested they would want to make changes to the parking system early in their council careers.
The state's High Performance Transportation Enterprise Board is seeking approval of a toll range of $3 to $30 for ExpressToll customers and $5 to $30 for drivers who don't use ExpressToll.
As maintenance and repair bills have mounted on the hill, some council members have appeared to question whether maintaining the current level of operations at Howelsen is worth the large capital cost.
An audience of more than 60 people showed up to learn more about where the candidates stood on city issues ranging from a potential lift ticket tax to downtown parking.
Lettunich, who has practiced law in Steamboat for more than 39 years, was appointed city attorney in 1994.
The education campaign would have come right before a potential ballot initiative seeking the renewal of the quarter cent sales tax that supports winter air service at YVRA.
Notable projects include the construction of a new pedestrian underpass below U.S. Highway 40 at Fish Creek and a new pedestrian and bicycle sidewalk connection in west Steamboat from Riverside Plaza to Shield Drive.
Concerns raised about the wall included the possibility of vandalism, sight obstruction, risks related to falls from the wall, inadequate parking at the park, wildlife impacts and potential interference with other park activities.
Yampa Street will be closed next week between Sixth and Seventh streets to accommodate the work.
An individual or individuals who hijacked three pieces of construction equipment caused an estimated $80,000 to $100,000 of damage at a trailhead that was under construction on the west side of Emerald Mountain.
The new working group that is planning the facility resolved Wednesday to have a proposal ready for the Steamboat Springs City Council and the Routt County commissioners to consider by Dec. 15.
By adding a monthly work session on specific topics ranging from bus routes to downtown parking, the council is hoping to arrive at more informed decisions.
The "bounce-back" wall is being planned by Steamboat Lacrosse, LLC, and would aim to benefit all types of youth sports.
Gary Suiter, a management consultant who has spent many years managing cities in Colorado, said Tuesday he feels confident and comfortable stepping into the interim role here for at least the next several months.
Whoever the council hires for interim city manager is expected to serve in the role for several months until a new city council that is seated in November hires a permanent manager.
It's getting more and more expensive to keep the city's historic but mudslide-prone ski hill stable and safe.
The era of rooftop margaritas in downtown Steamboat Springs won't end when the Rio Grande Mexican restaurant closes next week.
City managers aren’t lasting long in Steamboat Springs City Hall these days. As the Steamboat Springs City Council prepares to hire a new manager, some members are wondering how they can work better with their managers. Former managers and council members have suggestions.
In a small kiosk on Lincoln Avenue, John Weinman is working hard to keep old vintage bicycles out on the road.
The new group will have its first meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the commissioner's hearing room.
The council took no action after an executive session on Tuesday night that was called to discuss the potential sale of the property that currently has a defunct hotel next to an apartment complex that houses about 50 tenants.
All three of the candidates are Colorado residents who have extensive experience managing cities in Colorado and around the country.
Steamboat Springs City Manager Deb Hinsvark's last day in City Hall was marked by hugs and well wishes from several city employees and a resolve from her seven bosses on the city council to figure out how to avoid similar departures of their managers in the future.
The Steamboat Springs City Council has at least eight people to choose from to lead the city on an interim basis after City Manager Deb Hinsvark's expected resignation and departure Tuesday night.
Two men who were camping at the grow site were taken into custody without incident after an early morning operation that started at 4 a.m.
The incident started just after 6 p.m. when deputies said inmate Threasa Lynn McIntosh, 45, tore pages out of a book and flushed them down the toilet, causing it to plug and overflow and flood the holding cell.
Carson signed books, posed for photos with fans and even fit in a game of pool before giving a speech at the Freedom Conference.
As Steamboat Springs City Council weighs Iron Horse sale, tight-knit community of tenants hopes to stay
For the second time in three years, residents at the city-owned Iron Horse Inn are worried they may soon lose their homes and have to scramble to find another piece of workforce housing they can afford.
The city's unlicensed growing facilities were thrust into the spotlight on June 13 when a caregiver's medical marijuana grow operation caught fire on Downhill Drive and caused $20,000 worth of damage to the building.
All four seats are now contested, and six candidates are vying for district 1.
Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue headed up the mountain around 4:20 p.m. to help a 55-year-old man who had possibly broken his neck in a mountain bike crash on the advanced Flying Diamond trail.
Forest Service officials say the incident is isolated and the risk to the public is low.
The Local Marketing District board is asking the Steamboat Springs City Council to approve a 2015-16 operating budget that would spend nearly $50,000 on the public education effort.
Goodbye, cups of coffee at Paddlewheel and margaritas on the Rio Grande rooftop. Hello, half rack of ribs on Fifth Street and a pizza pub in Old Town Square.
Prospective candidates have until 5 p.m. Monday to gather the 25 necessary signatures of their constituents and return their petitions to City Hall.
Community members on the Western Slope will be able to weigh in on the proposed pricing for the lane on Sept. 21 during a telephone town hall hosted by CDOT.
Several council members want to bring in an interim city manager from outside of City Hall while the search for a permanent manager commences.
According to a press release from the leadership of the Rio Grande restaurant chain, it has become "increasingly challenging to operate" the Steamboat Rio three hours away from the company's headquarters in Fort Collins.