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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

Hickenlooper ends White House bid, mulls Senate run in 2020

August 15, 2019

DENVER — Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday ended his longshot bid for the Democratic presidential nomination and said he may instead challenge one of the most vulnerable Senate Republicans in 2020. In a video message , Hickenlooper...

West Steamboat Annexation ballots are due by 7 p.m. Tuesday

June 23, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Ballots for the West Steamboat Neighborhoods annexation election must be turned into the secure ballot drop box at the Steamboat Springs City Hall or Routt County Courthouse by 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 25....

Steamboat annexation election postponed to June 25

April 17, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The date of the West Steamboat Neighborhoods annexation election has been postponed by a week to June 25.  The Steamboat Springs city attorney and City Clerk’s Office requested additional time to print and...

Let’s Vote committee reaches signature threshold for West Steamboat annexation election

March 7, 2019

Brynn Grey Partners would develop this area west of the under-construction Overlook Park subdivision into three neighborhoods west of Steamboat Springs.  (Photo by John F. Russell) Editor’s note: This story was corrected on April 2. A special election would take place after the City Council makes a determination as to whether the referendum petition is sufficient or insufficient.  STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The petition that would put...

Routt County welcomes new leadership

January 8, 2019

Beth Melton joins a group of re-elected county officials who were sworn in at the Routt County Courthouse Tuesday morning. (Courtesy photo) STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Two new Routt County officials were sworn into office Tuesday...

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...

Downtown Steamboat BID funding proposal fails for 3rd time

November 7, 2018

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Downtown Steamboat Springs stakeholders overwhelming defeated a plan to fund the downtown business improvement district. The final vote total was 64 in favor and 108 against. “I’m glad it was decisive, so...