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Nick Bokone, SBBR Public Affairs Consultant

City Council Hears Howelsen Hill Vision, Considers Next Steps
At their August 1st regularly scheduled meeting, Steamboat Springs City Council heard an hour-long presentation from Boulder based consultants The SC Group on the possible future of the Howelsen Hill recreational area. Members of council liked some parts of the consultant's vision for the area while not liking others and considered what to do next. After much considerat...

Former Routt County Commissioner Running for Congress

Nick Bokone, SBBR Public Affairs Consultant

Current Democratic State Representative and former longtime Routt County Commissioner and Diane Mitsch Bush of Steamboat Springs has announced plans to challenge Republican Congressman Scott Tipton for Colorado's 3rd Congressional District seat in the 2018 election. Mitsch Bush was first elected to the statehouse in 2012. She currently serves as chairwoman of the House Transportation Committee and vice chair of the House Agriculture, Livestock a...

SSBR Working to be a part of Downtown Steamboat Revitalization

Nick Bokone, SBBR Public Affairs Consultant

The Steamboat Springs Board of REALTORS® is working hard to find our place in the downtown revitalization project currently taking place in Steamboat. Through the National Association of REALTORS®’ Placemaking Initiative, money is available to local REALTOR® associations such as ours to build community gathering areas that fit well into a larger cohesive project. Things such as small parks or parklets, trail heads, community gathering areas, po...

Planning Forms and Applications Going Digital May 1st

Nick Bokone, SBAR Public Affairs Consultant

Steamboat’s Planning Department is rolling out updated development application forms intended to streamline the overall process, provide digital capabilities and enhance departmental resources for applicants. The new program takes effect May 1st. The new suite of development application forms include: one simplified application for all processes; digital submittal capabilities; dynamic submittal requirements customizable to each project; reduce...

Capitol Connection

Colorado Association of Realtors

Sine Die! Wednesday, May 6th, the final gavel came down on the first session of the 70th General Assembly. In total, 682 bills were introduced. CAR tracked 71 bills this year and took a position on 36 of them. A split Legislature this year with Republicans controlling the Senate and Democrats controlling the House meant every bill sent to the Governor for his signature had to have bipartisan support. The Legislative Policy Committee (LPC...