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Government Affairs Report - Nick Bokone, SSBR Political Consultant Hayden spends money to Advertise Affordable Housing Options As home prices skyrocket and become difficult to obtain for some in Steamboat Springs, the town 25 miles west has launched a marketing campaign aimed at luring development and families to the Hayden community. This year, the town has set aside about $6,000 for advertising. At the beginning of February, dig...

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Steamboat to Consider Property Tax Money for Fire Protection City officials have started meeting with the Steamboat Springs Area Fire Protection District to lay the groundwork for a possible ballot initiative that would ask Steamboat voters to pay for their firefighting and EMS services with a new property tax. The move would create a unified fire district with all district residents paying the same tax for emergency services. Curren...

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Yampa Valley Housing Authority Ready to Move Forward with Plans for Affordable Housing The Yampa Valley Housing Authority could select the development partner, or partners, it will rely upon to deliver on its promise to the voters of building more affordable apartment projects as soon as ths week when it meets to listen to proposals from interested companies. On Jan. 11, just 65 days after the 2017 election, when voters in Steamboat...

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November Coffee with Council Takes On Town Hall Format Join Councilman Scott Ford and other available councilmembers for Coffee with Council scheduled for Friday, November 10 from 7:30am to 9:00am. The November town hall session brings an open question format into the hall as well as discusses election results and City Council priorities for the next two years. Coffee with Council sessions are typically held the second Friday of eac...

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Routt and Eagle County Democrats Set to Meet to Pick Interim State Legislator
State Representative Diane Mitsch Bush is resigning from her state legislative seat to run against Congressman Scott Tifton, and Democratic party officials have announced a structure to find her replacement. They’ll meet in Yampa on October 28th to interview people interested in running for the seat. The Representative’s decision kicks off another politic...