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Steamboat Springs sales tax collections increase for 9th straight month

The city of Steamboat Springs collected $1,383,290 in September compared with $1,329,202 in September 2012 for a 4 percent increase, according to a report released Thursday by the city. Collections have increased in every month of 2013, which puts year-to-date sales tax collections up 6.3 percent compared with the first nine months of 2012.

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November off to a snowy start in Steamboat Springs

The storm cycle that entered Steamboat Springs on Sunday night had dropped 20 inches at Steamboat Ski Area by Wednesday morning and 12.8 inches in town by Wednesday afternoon.

About one-third of ballots have been cast ahead of Election Day

The Routt County Clerk & Recorder's office had received about 5,300 valid ballots as of Monday evening, according to Elections Supervisor Kim Bonner.

Steamboat Ski Area pass pricing deadline Monday

The second pricing deadline for Steamboat Ski Area passes for the 2013-14 ski season is Monday. Beginning Tuesday, most pass prices increase for the final time ahead of the ski season.

Hayden School District voters overwhelmingly approve redistricting for at-large school board seats

The change was intended to attract more candidates and make the races more competitive. It takes effect this fall when three of five seats are up for election.

Early Steamboat Ski Area season pass pricing deadline Saturday

Season passes for adults 18 to 69 are $979, teens 13 to 17 are $539, seniors 70 and older are $429 and children ages 6 to 12 are $299 if purchased by the early deadline.

Steamboat's March sales tax collections show slight improvement in final report

The city collected $2,197,395 in March compared with $2,124,982 in March 2012, an increase of 3.4 percent and a slight bump from the preliminary March report, which showed a 3.1 percent increase.

Education Fund Board approves Routt County school district grant requests totaling $2.5 million

The Steamboat Springs Education Fund Board on Wednesday night approved its 2013-14 budget after giving its final support to all grant requests from Routt County’s three school districts.

March shows growth in sales tax collections in Steamboat

Sales tax collections in Steamboat Springs increased in March, but the growth slowed dramatically from January and February of this year, when it neared double digits.

Steamboat sales tax collection figures show improvement from preliminary February report

Sales tax collections in the city of Steamboat Springs were up 7.6 percent in February compared with February 2012, according to a final report released Monday.

Steamboat closes all but 2 lifts Tuesday because of weather

Most of the chairlifts at Steamboat Ski Area closed at about 10:15 a.m. Tuesday because of sustained winds in the upper 50 mph range, according to a news release from the ski area. The ski area expected all of its remaining 12 lifts to operate Wednesday.

Preliminary February 2013 report shows Steamboat Springs sales tax collections up 7 percent

Sales tax collections in the city of Steamboat Springs were up nearly 7 percent in February compared with February 2012, according to a preliminary report released Monday.

Steamboat tax collections look even better in final January report

Already good news got slightly better Thursday when the city of Steamboat Springs released its final sales, use and accommodations tax report for January. The city collected $1.9 million in sales taxes for an 8.5 percent improvement compared with January 2012.

Steamboat Ski Area announces pass prices for 2013-14 ski season

Season passes for adults will increase $20 to $979 if purchased by June 1. The 2.1 percent increase from the 2012-13 adult season pass rate is the largest increase in pass prices for next season.

Steamboat Springs January sales tax collections show 8 percent improvement

Following a December 2012 report marred by collections that were below December 2011 levels, the January report showed growth in all sales tax areas and categories as well as growth in other taxes the city collects.

December sales tax collections for Steamboat Springs take hit

December sales tax collections in the city of Steamboat Springs were down more than 5 percent compared with the same month in 2011, according to a report released Wednesday by the city.

Final November sales tax report confirms that collections in Steamboat Springs took hit

November sales tax collections for the city of Steamboat Springs couldn’t overcome a lack of natural snow — only 17 inches were recorded at midmountain throughout the month — and fell by 1.3 percent compared with November 2011.

Steamboat Springs sales tax collections increase in October, marking 8th such month this year

City of Steamboat Springs sales tax revenue in October increased 2.36 percent compared to the same month last year. The increase marks the eighth month in 2012 in which collections have been up relative to 2011.

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Steamboat Ski Area to open Thunderhead Express, Bashor on Sunday, more lifts Monday and Tuesday

With nearly 2 feet of snow falling on the mountain during the past week and another foot in the forecast, Steamboat Ski Area officials announced Saturday that additional terrain will open Sunday.

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Annual Yule Log hunt begins Monday in Steamboat

A more than 30-year tradition of hunting for a 50-pound log in mid-December continues Monday, when the first Yule Log clue will be announced.

Final report: Steamboat sales tax collections down for 2nd month this year

September sales tax collections in the city of Steamboat Springs were down more than 2 percent compared with the same month last year despite a slight improvement from the city's preliminary report issued earlier this month.

Steamboat's September sales tax collections see small decrease

Sales tax collections in the city of Steamboat Springs saw a small decrease in September, marking only the second such decrease this year.

Steamboat sales tax collections increase in August for 5th straight month

The city collected $1,440,663 in August compared with $1,411,179 in August 2011, a 2.09 percent increase, marking the fifth consecutive month of year-over-year increases and the seventh month this year. Year-to-date collections are up more than 2 percent.

Steamboat sales tax collections see modest gain in August

Sales tax collections in Steamboat Springs saw a modest gain in August marking the fifth consecutive month of year-over-year increases and the seventh month this year.

July sales tax collections in Steamboat move into the positive compared with 2011

The city collected $1,539,889 in general sales tax revenues in July, an increase of less than 1 percent compared with the same month last year, when the city collected $1,528,713.

Building-use tax boosts Steamboat's July tax collections

After three straight months of decline, July building-use tax collections saw a 262 percent increase compared with July 2011. The tax had seen an increase in only one other month this year.

Routt County resident hits hole-in-one, wins car

Routt County resident Toni Hennessy on Saturday hit the second hole-in-one of her life, and this one happened to come with a car.

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Haze clears in Routt County as wildfires grow in Moffat

Two wildfires in nearby Moffat County continue to grow, including the Wolf Fire which is estimated at 4,200 acres.

Airline tax pushes Steamboat June collections into positive compared with 2011

Preliminary June sales tax collections are up more than 4 percent compared with the same month last year, but when other taxes the city collects are added in, the total is more on pace with June 2011, with an increase of 0.19 percent.

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Snow, low temperatures forecast for Saturday in Steamboat

It looks like winter weather is here to stay, and with the opening of Steamboat Ski Area just 18 days away, resort officials are ready for snow and low temperatures.

Community recycling event is Saturday

A community recycling event Saturday offers Routt County residents one last chance to clean out their garages before winter takes hold in the Yampa Valley.

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Nicole Miller: 2nd time’s not always the charm

Remember me? I’m the girl who stumbled across the finish line of the Steamboat Triathlon last year in 407th place after 3 hours, 33 minutes and 39 seconds — good enough for last. Disappointed with my finish, I was determined not to make the same mistakes again. On Sunday, I finished in 3 hours, 24 minutes and 5 seconds. Dead last. There’s something to be said for consistency.

Nicole Miller: Patience pays off

Everything I know about Canada I learned on the TV show “South Park.” That was a bad start to my education, but the show has hit some true points. I traveled to Canada with my dad Feb. 12 for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia. It was my first time visiting our northerly neighbor.

Nicole Miller: Olympics a dream come true

This always was my dream. Some little girls want to be ballerinas. Some want to be astronauts or teachers. I wanted to be a freestyle moguls skier. I didn’t grow up in Steamboat, but like most kids who did, I set my sights on the Olympics early. As a child, I assumed being an Olympic athlete was the greatest thing anyone could do in a lifetime.

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Nicole Miller: Triathlons are easy*

This isn't the kind of thing I do. Things that happen before noon. Things that involve bike shorts. Things I won't win. I'm a 24-year-old copy editor, and I'm deep in the throes of a quarter-life crisis.

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TV18 Video: Steamboat Today News

Nicole Miller of the Steamboat Pilot & Today provides the morning news, which airs on Steamboat Today between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. on Steamboat TV18. The top headlines include closing day at the Steamboat Ski Area; Habitat for Humanity's next groundbreaking; and a report on a DUI accident.

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TV18 Video: Steamboat Today News

Nicole Miller of the Steamboat Pilot & Today provides the morning news, which airs on Steamboat Today between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. on Steamboat TV18. The top headlines include coverage of Thursday's School Board meeting; a report on February sales tax; and a preview of Saturday's ice skating show.

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TV18 Video: Steamboat Today News

Nicole Miller of the Steamboat Pilot & Today provides the morning news, which airs on Steamboat Today between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. on Steamboat TV18. The top headlines include Strawberry Park students undertaking environmentally conscious efforts; the preservation of the heart spring at the Old Town Hot Springs; and the latest on School Board member John DeVincentis.

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TV18 Video: Steamboat Today News

Nicole Miller of the Steamboat Pilot & Today provides the morning news, which airs on Steamboat Today between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. on Steamboat TV18. The top headlines include e-mails reveal an angry side of School Board member John DeVincentis; a car accident leaves a popular ski patrol member in critical condition; and vandals nearly destroy a $700,000 house.

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TV18 Video: Steamboat Today News

Nicole Miller of the Steamboat Pilot & Today provides the morning news, which airs on Steamboat Today between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. on Steamboat TV18. The top headlines include the status of school Superintendent Donna Howell; an arrest of a Hayden man on suspicion of attempted arson; and the City Council's decision to lift a moratorium on new vacation home rentals.

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TV18 Video: Steamboat Today News

Nicole Miller of the Steamboat Pilot & Today provides the morning news, which airs on Steamboat Today between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. on Steamboat TV18. The top headlines include an update on Molly Look; a rise in bear sightings; and the Planning Commission's ruling on Old Town Hot Springs' renovations.