Steamboat briefs: Hayden commission tables Kum & Go zoning request |

Steamboat briefs: Hayden commission tables Kum & Go zoning request

— The Hayden Planning Com­mis­sion tabled a request Thurs­day from Kum & Go to amend the town's historic downtown zoning district. The service station was scheduled to ask that the zoning district be amended to permit gas stations, paving the way for Kum & Go to relocate to and expand on a lot at the northwest corner of Walnut Street and Jefferson Avenue.

Under current rules, new gas stations can't be built downtown because of concerns that they create traffic congestion. Planning Commission Chairman Karl Koehler said he wasn't sure when the issue would return to the commission.

BOCES board OKs budget proposal and more cuts

Unanimously approving a budget deficit proposal that included several cuts Thursday night, the BOCES board moved the organization out of 2008-09 and into 2009-10. The Northwest Colo­rado Board of Cooperative Edu­cational Services carried a $44,632 deficit into this school year after it revealed in Septem­ber that it had overspent its 2008-09 school year budget by nearly $317,000.

Approving the proposal allows BOCES and the board to focus on this school year and start planning for 2010-11, Board President Brian Hoza said at the meeting in Kremmling. Hoza said the board still would monitor closely how BOCES operates under Executive Director Jane Toothaker. See Saturday's Steamboat Today for more.