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Overlook Park Development Begins – Will Eventually Bring New Homes Online in West Steamboat Work began this month on the long-awaited Overlook Park residential subdivision in West Steamboat, which was approved a decade ago for 140 lots on 70 acres just west of the existing West End Village subdivision. Bob Zibell, who purchased the dormant project from Yampa Valley Electric Association in January 2018 for $3.28 million, is optimistic t...

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North Routt Fire District Awaits Election Results for More Funding The North Routt Fire Protection District sent out more than 600 ballots as part of a special election. In addition to voting in new board members, voters are being asked whether to increase the mill levy to hire more staff and whether they support additional taxes to offset future financial impacts from the Gallagher Amendment. In North Routt, Gallagher has resulted i...

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Survey to Ask Citizens for Input on Howelsen Hill and Parks Steamboat Springs is again seeking public input from home owners on the future of Howelsen Hill and future desires for the area parks system. The city this week mailed out 3,000 surveys which ask residents to weigh in on specific conceptual plans for Howelsen that call for changes ranging from a new performing stage to the removal of softball fields to make way for a tubing hil...

Government Affairs Monthly Report


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...

Government Affairs Monthly Report


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...