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Election 2018

Ballot issues

State ballot issues

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

Local ballot issues

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


Federal candidates

• U.S. House of Representatives: Scott Tipton (R)

State candidates

• Governor: Jared Polis (D)
• Secretary of state: Jena Griswold (D)
• Treasurer: Dave Young (D)
• Attorney general: Phil Weiser (D)
• University of Colorado regent at large: Lesley Smith (D)
• University of Colorado regent 3rd Congressional District: Glen Gallegos (R)
• House of Representatives District 26: Dylan Roberts (D)

Local candidates

• Routt County commissioner: 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: Garrett Wiggins (R)
• Routt County coroner: Rob Ryg (R)
• Hayden mayor: Joseph Redmond
• Hayden council members: Zach Wuestewald, Trevor Gann, Tammi Engle

Latest election coverage

Routt County welcomes new leadership

January 8, 2019 — Two new county officials were sworn in Tuesday morning at the Routt County Courthouse in addition to several re-elected officials.

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Routt County elected officials to be sworn in Tuesday

January 5, 2019 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Routt County's newly elected and re-elected officials will be sworn in during a special ceremony at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8 in the third floor hearing room, which is located in the historic Routt County Courthouse on Lincoln Avenue in downtown Steamboat Springs.

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Steamboat fire district inclusion election will not be held in May

November 14, 2018 — A May election to determine whether Steamboat Springs would be included in the surrounding fire protection district — and pay its property tax— will not happen.

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Routt County commissioners vote against excluding Steamboat properties from new fire district boundary

November 13, 2018 — The Routt County Board of County Commissioners narrowly rejected two measures that could have postponed the proposed May election in which voters would determine if the city of Steamboat Springs will be included in the surrounding fire district.

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City, fire district to discuss proposed property tax that would fund Steamboat emergency services

November 8, 2018 — Steamboat Springs City Council and the Steamboat Springs Area Fire Protection District Board will host a joint work session at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12 in Centennial Hall to discuss the proposed May election to include the city within the district. Under the proposed measure, city and district voters would decide if the district should expand to include the city, which would levy the district property tax on city residents.

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Midterm election sees highest Routt County voter participation in 20 years

November 7, 2018 — Routt County voters turned out in greater numbers for this year’s midterm election. A greater proportion of active voters cast ballots in Tuesday’s election than in any midterm election since 1998.

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Downtown Steamboat BID funding proposal fails for 3rd time

November 7, 2018 — Downtown Steamboat Springs stakeholders overwhelming defeated a plan to fund the downtown business improvement district.

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VIDEO: Election night in Routt County

November 7, 2018 —

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Steamboat voters ground sales tax to support commercial air program

November 6, 2018 — The future of the air program that brings tourists to Steamboat Springs during the winter months is now in peril after voters decided not support an additional sales tax.

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Tim Redmond wins Hayden mayor’s race

November 6, 2018 — Tim Redmond is going to be Hayden’s new mayor.

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Melton wins Routt County commissioner race

November 6, 2018 — Democrat Beth Melton won the Routt County commissioner's race over Republican incumbent Cari Hermacinski.

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Wiggins beats Bantle in sheriff’s race

November 6, 2018 — Routt County voters elected Garrett Wiggins to serve another four years as sheriff in a tight race against Democratic challenger Kristin Bantle.

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Steamboat, Oak Creek fire mill levy adjustment authority measures pass

November 6, 2018 — Editor’s note: This story was updated at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7.  STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Measures intended to reduce the impact of the Gallagher Amendment on Oak Creek and Steamboat Springs Area fire protection districts and Colorado Mountain College passed in Routt County. A similar measure failed in

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Tipton defeats Mitsch Bush in 3rd Congressional District race

November 6, 2018 — The bid by Democrat Diane Mitsch Bush to unseat Republican Congressman Scott Tipton in Colorado’s giant 3rd Congressional District didn’t catch the blue wave on election night.

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Voters approve additional financial support for West Routt, Yampa fire districts

November 6, 2018 — Voters on Tuesday approved giving more financial support to both the West Routt and Yampa fire protection districts.

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Voters approve property tax referendums for South Routt, Hayden schools

November 6, 2018 — Voters approved property tax referendums 4A and 5A by about a two-to-one margin, providing funds for both the Hayden and South Routt school districts. 

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Steamboat voters renew education sales tax by huge margin

November 6, 2018 — Steamboat voters overwhelmingly approved Referendum 2B with more than 85 percent of the vote, renewing the half-cent education sales tax for 10 more years.

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Colorado Mountain College wins tax revenue proposal

November 6, 2018 — Western Colorado voters approved Colorado Mountain College's bid to adjust property tax rates during lean budget years in a ballot initiative Tuesday.

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Judge retention questions on ballot to get simplified

November 6, 2018 — Residents of Colorado will find a different format for judge retention questions in future elections thanks to voters' approval of Amendment W in this year's election. Amendment W, a 2018 ballot measure that seeks to change the format of judge retention questions in future elections,

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Definition of industrial hemp to be removed from state constitution

November 6, 2018 — Colorado's voters have spoken Tuesday regarding the state's official definition of industrial hemp voting in support of a proposed state constitutional amendment on the issue. Statewide Colorado voters cast more than 980,000 ballots in favor of Amendment X and almost 635,000 ballots against the measure.

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