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Election 2017

Routt County unaffiliated voters have right to cast ballots in 2018 party primaries

April 5, 2018 — Unaffiliated's have right to vote in 2018 primaries

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Lane Iacovetto earns GOP nomination in Routt County treasurer’s race

March 26, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Routt County Republicans signaled this weekend they're ready to embrace new leadership at the Routt County Treasurer's Office when they overwhelmingly voted for an outsider candidate over the county's current chief deputy treasurer. Candidate Lane Iacovetto, who has campaigned on making changes

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Colorado Republicans start choosing favorite state treasurer candidates in straw polls

March 20, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Denver County Republicans gave District Attorney Brett Barkey's campaign for Colorado state treasurer a boost this week when they chose him as their top candidate in a straw poll. Barkey, the DA for Routt, Moffat and Grand counties, earned 34.6 percent of

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Judge could intervene in Routt County sheriff ‘election battle’

March 15, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A judge will likely decide whether to release personnel records for a former Steamboat Springs Police Department officer who has filed to run for sheriff. On Feb. 1, current Routt County Sheriff Garrett Wiggins filed the request for Kristin Bantle's records with

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Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper inches toward 2020 presidential race

March 13, 2018 — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is taking steps toward a presidential run in 2020, holding meetings with veteran political players, ahead of a visit to Iowa next month for an official trip that is sure to draw attention. The Democrat's actions in recent months signal to

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Lane Iacovetto launches campaign for Routt County treasurer

February 5, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A lifelong Routt County resident who helped turn her family's working ranch west of Steamboat on Trout Creek into a major tourist draw has announced a campaign for Routt County treasurer. Lane Iacovetto, Routt County's deputy clerk and recorder, said she wants

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Recount adds up to passage of $22.9M school bond in Hayden

November 30, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Hayden School Board and school administration members can finally exhale. Routt County Clerk Kim Bonner reported Thursday after a recount of the vote on the Hayden School District’s $22.9 million bond/mill levy issue that the result remained unchanged – the measure passed

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Fate of $22M bond issue in Hayden goes to recount Thursday

November 27, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The process of recounting the Nov. 7 results of the Hayden School District’s $22 million bond election gets underway at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Routt County Courthouse in Steamboat Springs with public testing of the equipment, followed by the actual recount

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Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser: Post-election reflections – David vs. Gallagher

November 15, 2017 — Just over 50 years ago, by a margin of 2-1, the citizens of our mountain communities voted to create Colorado Mountain College. That vote established a new tax district in five counties (now six) and a board of trustees to oversee the college's fiscal health

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Hayden school bond vote deadlocked: 427-427

November 7, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The fate of Hayden School District's $22 million school bond issue to build a new middle school and high school could depend on the willingness of nine voters, whose ballots were initially rejected for having problematic signatures, to follow up. The vote was

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Town of Hayden approves additional taxes for infrastructure improvements

November 7, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Thanks to voters, the town of Hayden will have the money it needs to make infrastructure repairs that will include improvements to roads and the water system. Residents voted in favor of the tax measure 325-232. "That's a big deal for Hayden,"

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Voters deliver ‘very good night’ for Steamboat schools

November 7, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The Steamboat Springs School District and the Board of Education received a much-needed vote of confidence from their voters Nov. 7 with the passage of  two ballot measures devoted to putting the district back on solid financial footing when it comes to taking care

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Steamboat City Council will keep health insurance benefits

November 7, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Steamboat Springs City Council members won't have to worry about losing their taxpayer-funded health insurance benefits anytime soon. City voters handily approved the health benefits for their elected officials Tuesday, with 64 percent of residents supporting the measure. Since 1990, council members

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Scott Ford wins 2nd term on Steamboat City Council

November 7, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Steamboat Springs’ data-loving, Hawaiian shirt-wearing city councilman handily won a second term Tuesday night. “I’m thankful for the confidence that the folks in Steamboat Springs have placed in me,” Councilman Scott Ford said Tuesday after election returns came in. Ford won 78

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Workforce housing tax passes in Steamboat

November 7, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Sheila Henderson was all smiles at a downtown watch party Tuesday night when she learned Steamboat Springs voters were backing a tax proposal that is expected to provide safer, more convenient housing opportunities for the low-income clients Henderson works with every day.

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LIVE UPDATES: Election Day in Steamboat Springs 2017

November 7, 2017 — Editor’s note: We will be updating this story throughout the evening, so check back for local election news. 10:55 p.m. Hayden school issue is proving every vote really does count. Hayden school bond vote deadlocked: 427-427 10:25 p.m.  Town of Hayden approves additional taxes for

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Ford outspends Arnold in only contested Steamboat City Council race

November 6, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A lack of competition in most of the Steamboat Springs City Council races this fall also led to the lowest fundraising and campaign spending totals in recent history. Council candidates Scott Ford and Peter Arnold, who are running in the only contested

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Educator and businessman square off for open Colorado Mountain College board seat

November 6, 2017 — A former K-12 schools superintendent and longtime education consultant, Peg Portscheller of Battlement Mesa views her run for the open western Garfield County seat on the Colorado Mountain College Board of Trustees as a natural extension of her lifetime work. “This is my 47th year

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Steamboat’s 5A for Homes campaign raises $26K

November 3, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — After raking in more than $26,000 in contributions and knocking on more than 2,000 doors, leaders of the 5A for Homes campaign said they are cautiously optimistic about the ballot initiative's chances heading into the final weekend of voting. "We've gotten very

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Tipton holds early fundraising edge in congressional race, but Routt County’s Mitsch Bush has strong 3 months

November 2, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — There's still a long time to go before voters in Colorado's 3rd Congressional District decide who they want to send to Washington, D.C. But the most recent fundraising totals for the leading candidates, as well as the latest voter registration tallies in

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