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Election 2018

Oct. 10: Ballot issues election forum, 5:30 to 8 p.m. at The Steamboat Grand
Oct. 15 to 19: Ballots mail to all eligible, active voters
Oct. 29: Last day to apply for a ballot to be mailed
Nov. 6: Election Day

Voter information

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Ballot issues

State ballot issues

• Amendment V: General assembly age requirement reduction
• Amendment W: Judicial retention election ballot
• Amendment X: Industrial hemp definition
• Amendment Y: Congressional district drawing
• Amendment Z: Legislature district drawing
• Amendment A: Prohibition of slavery as punishment for a crime
• Amendment 73: Public pre-K to high school education income tax
• Amendment 74: Just compensation for property owners
• Amendment 75: Campaign contribution limits
• Proposition 109: Transportation projects debt increase, Editorial Board opposes
• Proposition 110: Transportation projects sales tax, Editorial Board supports
• Proposition 111: Payday lender limitations
• Proposition 112: Oil and gas minimum distance requirement

Local ballot issues

• Referendum 2A: Steamboat commercial air program sales tax, Editorial Board supports
• Referendum 2B: Steamboat education sales tax, Editorial Board supports, Election notice for 2B contains misprint
• Referendum 2C: Steamboat municipal court jurisdiction
• Referendum 4A: Hayden School District mill levy
• Referendum 5A: South Routt School District mill levy
• Referendum 6A: Timbers Water and Sanitation District tax
• Referendum 6B: Yampa Fire Protection District mill levy
• Referendum 6C: Yampa Fire Protection District mill levy adjustment authority
• Referendum 6D: West Routt Fire Protection District mill levy
• Referendum 6E: West Routt Fire Protection District mill levy adjustment authority
• Referendum 6F: Oak Creek Fire Protection District mill levy adjustment authority
• Ballot Issue 6G: Steamboat Springs Area Fire Protection District mill levy adjustment authority
• Ballot Issue 7D: Colorado Mountain College trustees mill levy adjustment authority


Federal candidates

• U.S. House of Representatives: Scott Tipton (R), Diane Mitsch Bush (D)Gaylon Kent (L)

State candidates

• Governor: Jared Polis (D), Walker Stapleton (R)
• Secretary of state: Wayne Williams (R), Jena Griswold (D)
• Treasurer: Brian Watson (R), Dave Young (D)
• Attorney general: Phil Weiser (D), George Brauchler (R)
• University of Colorado regent at large: Lesley Smith (D), Ken Montera (R)
• University of Colorado regent 3rd Congressional District: Alvin Rivera (D), Glen Gallegos (R)
• House of Representatives District 26: Nicki Mills (R), Dylan Roberts (D)

Local candidates

• Routt County commissioner: Cari Hermacinski (R), Beth Melton (D)
• Routt County clerk and recorder: Kim Bonner (D)
• Routt County treasurer: Lane Iacovetto (R)
• Routt County assessor: Gary Peterson (R)
• Routt County sheriff: Kristin Bantle (D), Garrett Wiggins (R)
• Routt County coroner: Rob Ryg (R)
• Hayden mayor: Joseph Redmond, Ashley McMurray
• Hayden council member: Zach Wuestewald, Trevor Gann, Tammi Engle

Latest election coverage

Q&A with Tim Redmond, Hayden mayor candidate

October 19, 2018 — Q&A with Hayden mayor candidate Tim Redmond

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Q&A with Ashley McMurray, Hayden mayor candidate

October 19, 2018 — Q&A with Hayden mayor candidate Ashley McMurray

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Soroco schools seek new property tax for wage increases

October 18, 2018 — South Routt School District is seeking passage of a new property tax to raise an additional $250,000 per year to attract and retain teachers and staff by offering salaries and wages that are more competitive with neighboring districts.

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Roberts has raised $78K in bid for re-election to HD26

October 18, 2018 — EAGLE — Democrats are raising more campaign money than Republicans nationwide and regionally for this election cycle. Across the country, data analyzed by OpenSecrets.org's Center for Responsive Politics show that 2018 congressional campaigns will be the most expensive in American history. By Election Day, the

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Hayden School District mill levy up for renewal

October 18, 2018 — Hayden School District is seeking to renew an existing mill levy that generates $321,473 annually for local schools.

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Q&A with Scott Tipton: Republican candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District

October 18, 2018 — Q. What would be your top three legislative priorities if elected? A. I'm a lifelong resident of Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District and fight hard every day in Washington to put our fellow Coloradans back to work and improve the quality of life in the 3rd

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Q&A with Diane Mitsch Bush, Democratic candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District

October 18, 2018 — Bio: Routt County has been my home since 1976, when I moved from Saint Paul, Minnesota. Almost immediately, I began working with ranchers and conservationists on land preservation and water issues. I was Routt County's planning commissioner for 10 years, Routt County commissioner for two terms

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Q&A with Gaylon Kent, Libertarian candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District

October 18, 2018 — Bio: Gaylon Kent and his wife, Marian, moved to Steamboat Springs in 2011 before moving to Hayden in 2014. He is a writer and earns a living as a hotel night auditor and also works part time at Walmart. Past occupations include radio announcer, newspaper

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Steamboat council, fire district board push pause button on inclusion election

October 17, 2018 — You might have mistaken the Steamboat Springs Area Fire Protection District board meeting for a performance event in Steamboat Springs City Council Chambers on Monday night.

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Steamboat’s half-cent education sales tax up for renewal

October 17, 2018 — The half-cent public education sales tax first approved by voters in 1993 is up for renewal on the November ballot.

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Referendum 2A will determine future of Steamboat air program

October 17, 2018 — The reserves will run out at the end of 2019, and supporters of Referendum 2A say it is again time to increase the Steamboat Springs sales tax in order to support the flight program that incentivizes air carriers to bring direct flights filled with tourists to Yampa Valley Regional Airport.

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Kristin Bantle: A new paradigm of transparency and accountability

October 17, 2018 — My core values are rooted in my community, expressed through my collaboration, heard when I communicate and demonstrated by my compassion. I have proven that I will stand up for this community, and I will continue to do so as sheriff. I possess the collaboration

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Garrett Wiggins: School and officer safety, combating opioid abuse among priorities

October 17, 2018 — One of my first vivid memories as a young child is that of a tall, fit, dark-haired man sporting a flat-top haircut, sharply-dressed in a Florida State Trooper uniform. He was getting into a shiny, fast car with cool graphics, lights and a siren. The

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Q&A with Dylan Roberts, Democrat candidate for Colorado House District 26

October 17, 2018 — Bio: I was the luckiest kid in the world because I got to grow up in Routt County. This caring and beautiful community shaped who I am today and taught me the importance of giving back. While in college, I took a semester off to run

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Q&A with Nicki Mills, Republican candidate for Colorado House District 2

October 17, 2018 — Bio: Nicki Mills is a regular person with extraordinary compassion and care for her friends and neighbors. She is not afraid to step into the gaps and get dirty when it comes to serving in her communities. She continues the long tradition passed on from her

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Routt County fire protection districts, Colorado Mountain College seek relief from Gallagher Amendment

October 16, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Several Routt County fire protection districts and Colorado Mountain College are seeking a measure that would allow them to adjust their mill levy rates to accommodate for reductions in property tax revenues within their districts due to the Gallagher Amendment. The college, along

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West Routt, Yampa fire districts ask voters for more tax dollars

October 16, 2018 — The West Routt and Yampa Fire Protection District’s are going to voters in November for help with an issue that is impacting rural fire departments throughout the state.

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Cari Hermacinski: Concrete changes to benefit all citizens

October 16, 2018 — This November, I am asking the citizens of Routt County to re-elect me as a county commissioner. As a fifth-generation native of the Yampa Valley, an attorney and a businesswoman in the telecommunications industry, I have a longterm commitment to our county and an experienced

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Beth Melton: An innovative leader for the future

October 16, 2018 — The oldest of five kids from a working class family, I grew up on a farm in rural Washington. From a young age, I learned the value of a hard day’s work, a strict budget and a strong community. These things are as important to

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Q & A with Kristin Bantle, Democrat candidate for Routt County sheriff

October 16, 2018 — Bio: Kristin Bantle has a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Montana, a master's degree in psychology and communication from Regis University, as well as an associates in criminal justice from West Shore Community College. Bantle spent five years as a social

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