Incumbent tops challenger Laurie Hallenbeck for School Board
Hayden School Board member Vance Fulton will retain his seat and get his first full term as a board member. Fulton received 341 votes to opponent Laurie Hallenbeck's 206 in the District B School Board race.
4th-generation Hayden resident beats Zehner for School Board
A former member of the Hayden Town Board, now Hayden Town Council, will represent District A on the Hayden School Board. Tim Frentress received 356 votes to the 192 received by opponent Darren Zehner, a 65 percent to 35 percent victory.
Denise Connelly won an uncontested race for her District 3 School Board seat Tuesday and will serve a second term. She received 2,749 votes.
Longtime local defeats former educator Bill Kennedy for District 1
Brian Kelly won another chance to give back to the education community. He received 2,174 votes to challenger Bill Kennedy's 1,546, taking the Steamboat Springs School Board District 1 seat.
Walter Magill, a 39-year-old engineer and surveyor, will return to the Steamboat Springs City Council. Magill was first elected to the council in 2007 to finish a vacated term. Magill did not face an opponent in the District 3 race and will serve for four years. He received 2,293 votes.
Small-business owner, soccer coach wins City Council seat
Kenny Reisman beat Ken Solomon for a District 2 seat on the Steamboat Springs City Council in Tuesday's election. He won with 56.3 percent of the vote, 1,776 to 1,379.
Former councilman defeats Pietras for 2-year position
Former Steamboat Springs City Councilman Jim Engelken won a return to city leadership Tuesday, defeating political newcomer Kyle Pietras for the council's two-year, at-large seat.
Council president pro tem easily defeats Bennett
In what turned out to be the most lopsided race of the 2009 election, Cari Hermacinski defeated Kevin Bennett for a District 1 seat on the Steamboat Springs City Council. She won with 63.6 percent of the vote, 2,066 to 1,184.
With the approval of Referendum 2C on Tuesday, city voters made it easier for residents to formally challenge decisions made by the Steamboat Springs City Council. The referendum passed with 64 percent of the vote, 1,947 to 1,114.
Hayden voters passed a referendum Tuesday that will increase sales tax for car rentals at Yampa Valley Regional Airport. Based on 2008 rental car figures, Referendum 2B would generate $143,500 next year for the town of Hayden.
Cari Hermacinski has retained her seat on the Steamboat Springs City Council. Joining her will be newcomer Kenny Reisman and former council member Jim Engelken. All three won their contested races Tuesday night. Brian Kelly won the contested Steamboat Springs School Board race.
Many counties across Colorado are projecting turnout of less than 50 percent
The Denver Post reports that last-minute ballots streamed into county clerks' offices around the state Tuesday, but many counties still expected overall turnout to be well below 50 percent.
Elections officials have now collected more than 620 ballots today
More than 850 people have dropped of ballots or voted as of 6 p.m. today, Routt County election officials said. Anyone who still needs to vote must deliver a ballot to the Routt County Courthouse in downtown Steamboat Springs by 7 p.m.
Ernesto Sanluis-Espinoza, one of three men arrested in an All Crimes Enforcement Team drug raid Aug. 31, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge during a hearing Monday and will be deported.
Who but the dynamic duo of Harriet Freiberger and Ken Proper could come up with a sexy cover photo for a serious history book about Steamboat Springs?
Children across Routt County dressed up for Halloween. Here are some reader submitted photos. There's a chicken, a giraffe, a fairy and more.
Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association has seasonal flu vaccine available for all ages. H1N1 vaccine is only available for high-risk groups at this time. For more information and for a complete list of clinics, go to www.nwcovna.info/flu.html or call the VNA flu hot line at 871-7684.
3 counties in 14th Judicial District agree to reduction
Commissioners for Routt, Grand and Moffat counties agreed Monday to trim the 14th Judicial District Attorney's personnel budget by 5 percent in 2010, to make up for lost revenue.
CMC's Alpine Campus is trying to generate interest in its new historic preservation program and is hosting an open house from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. today in the second-floor lounge of Bristol Hall.
If Steamboat Springs City Council approves a new medical marijuana ordinance tonight, it effectively will formalize collection of the city's 4.5 percent tax on marijuana sales.
The Record for Nov. 1
Voter turnout surges in recent days; ballots accepted until 7 p.m. today
Voter turnout through Monday surged by about 1,000 votes since late last week. More than 4,000 Routt County residents now have voted in the 2009 election.
Hermacinski's fundraising prowess continues in October
Coucilwoman Cari Hermacinski continued to raise money at a breakneck pace last month and reported about $8,500 in fundraising in her bid for re-election in the second of three campaign finance filings this election cycle.