Steamboat briefs for Oct. 18 |

Steamboat briefs for Oct. 18

Half-cent tax committee offers yard signs to public

— Members of the Half Cent Makes Sense Committee announced that yard signs are available for community members who want to show their support for ballot issues 2A and 2B – the renewal of the half-cent sales tax for education and the expansion of its funding boundaries to include other Routt County school districts. Signs are available behind Cantina Mexican restaurant in downtown Steamboat. Call Kristi Brown at 819-0053. Members of the Half Cent Makes Sense Committee also will answer questions about 2A and 2B from noon to 4 p.m. today, Oct. 25, Oct. 26, Nov. 1 and Nov. 2 in front of City Market and Safeway in Steamboat Springs.

Snowmobile ordinance open to debate Monday

At 5 p.m. Monday in the Routt County Courthouse, the Routt County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing regarding Ordinance 91-2, which allows snowmobiles to travel on portions of Routt County Road 129 and C.R. 62. The 1991 ordinance currently allows snowmobile operation on designated segments of the roads from Dec. 1 to April 1. The ordinance provides for fines if snowmobile operators use the machines out of season, speed, fail to yield to other traffic, exceed noise levels or commit other violations. Board of Commissioners Chairwoman Diane Mitsch Bush said the ordinance is up for discussion only, and no official action will be taken on the ordinance.

American Legion offering transport to VA services

The American Legion Post 44 is providing transportation to VA medical centers in Grand Junction and Denver and to the VA Clinic in Craig. Contact Routt County Veterans Affairs Officer Mike Condie at 879-5489 or by e-mail at, or visit the office in the Steamboat Workforce Center in Sundance Plaza off Anglers Drive.