Election Day 2015 live updates
November 3, 2015
Steamboat Springs — UPDATE: 10:35 p.m. STORY: Schalnus, Palyo hold on to retain seats on South Routt school board
10:35 p.m. STORY: Crossan, Lacy, Sloop and Meyer win city council seats
10:30 p.m. STORY: Hayden residents approve marijuana tax, will keep fluoride in water
9:55 p.m. STORY: Steamboat says ‘no’ to $92 million school bond, 77 percent opposed
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9:01 p.m. Final election results are in. Heather Sloop has won the District 3 Steamboat Springs City Council with 51 percent of the vote with 1,800 votes. Erin Walker had 49 percent of the vote (1,728 votes).
8:45 p.m. Routt County voters show strong support for Proposition BB — the only statewide issue on the ballot. Local voters approve the measure with 72 percent of ballots cast in favor and 28 percent against. The state will use marijuana tax money for schools and other programs.
8:40 p.m. In the race for Hayden’s two at-large school board seats, Tammi Delaney and Kevin Lind win over Greg Hermann and Lacey E. Ramos. In South Routt School District, incumbent Jules Palyo has earned 344 votes to challenger David L. Long’s 328 in District 4.
8:35 p.m. Heather Sloop is now leading Erin Walker in the District 3 city council race, 1800 votes to Walker’s 1,728.
8:32 p.m. Hayden voters likely to approve marijuana tax for future wholesale sales and also likely to keep fluoride in city water.
8:25 p.m. Modest but improved turnout in Steamboat Springs and Routt County with about 8,150 ballots cast compared to 7,351 in. 2013 and 7,873 in 2011.
8:15 p.m. Early results show Michelle Dover, Margaret Huron and Joey Andrew leading the Steamboat Springs School Board race.
8:15 p.m. The broadband referendums throughout Routt County are passing by an overwhelming majority. The ballot measure will allow local governments to provide telecommunication services.
8:10 p.m. In Steamboat Springs City Council District 2 race, Jason Lacy is winning with 74 percent of the vote and Kathi Meyer is leading the at-large race with 66 percent of the vote. With 400 ballots left to count, Heather Sloop is narrowly edging out Erin Walker in the District 3 race by only 70 votes.
8 p.m.: Referendum 3A, the $92 million school bond, losing 77 percent to 23 percent.
7:52 p.m. Early results in the Steamboat Springs City Council District 1 race show Robin Crossan leading with 32.53 percent of the vote.
7:50 p.m. The Denver Post reports that Colorado voters have overwhelmingly approved Proposition BB, which allows the state to spend millions of marijuana tax money for schools and other programs.
7:40 p.m. According to Joel Reichenberger, preliminary election results are expected in a few minutes.
7:38 p.m. The last ballots dropped off at the downtown drop box are being opened now. No results have been released yet in Routt County.
7 p.m. Joel Reichenberger is now reporting live from the courthouse. He said with 5 minutes left before polls closed at 7 p.m., people were still pouring into the courthouse to turn in their ballots.
6:45 p.m. Here’s some election trivia. In the last odd-year election in 2013, 7,321 people cast ballots, representing 46 percent of eligible voters. With 7,300 ballots cast as of mid-afternoon, Routt County could be on track to best 2013’s voter turnout. There were 15,651 ballots mailed out this election.
5:15 p.m. Routt County Clerk and Recorder’s Office has been busy all day with voters lined up to drop off ballots on the last day to vote. As of 3:30 p.m., 7,300 ballots had been scanned, according to Routt County Clerk Kim Bonner. That total is 1,500 more than the count at the end of the day Monday. The polls will remain open until 7 p.m. Reporter Joel Reichenberger will be at the courthouse to gather up-to-the-minute results, which we’ll continue to update throughout the evening.