Former county commissioner Bill Haight dies at 80 | SteamboatToday.com

Former county commissioner Bill Haight dies at 80

The family of former Routt County Commissioner and State Highway Commissioner Bill Haight informed the Steamboat Today that he died Feb. 2 at the Loveland Heart Center of the Rockies after suffering a heart attack in Steamboat Springs on Jan. 31. He was 80.

Haight's family roots in Steamboat Springs go back 100 years. A petroleum engineer by profession, he was a tireless public servant. As a county commissioner, he helped to see that Yampa Valley Regional Airport was built. Haight also served on the Yampa Valley Electric Association and Governor's Aeronautics and Aviation boards.

A funeral Mass and celebration of Haight's life will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center, 1605 Lincoln Ave.