Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs School District member Margaret Huron - Credit: Sherrie Peif

Negotiator’s mom changes tune, votes for raises despite deficit spending

Margaret Huron, the mother of one of the Collective Bargaining Team’s (CBT) negotiators representing the Steamboat Springs Education Association, was the deciding vote after much controversy surrounding her recusing herself from the same vote just a week earlier.

By Sherrie Peif · June 6, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Education, Steamboat Springs
Portion of a flyer mailed to Steamboat School District residents that was paid for with union money. The two women who were evetually elected were supported with more than $40,000 of union funds. Previous Steamboat elections have not exceeded $2,000.

Campaign filings show heavy union involvement in more school districts

Both women amended their filings within two minutes of each other the day after they were due to say the money came from the Public Education Committee instead of CEA President Kerrie Dallman.

By Sherrie Peif · February 4, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Education, Steamboat Springs
File photo - Todd Shepherd

Unions, outside money place big bets on school board races statewide

And Colorado Fair Share—which, according to its website, is invested in efforts to “Get big money out of politics”—kicked in one-third of the total amount donated to the committee with a $75,000 contribution.

By Sherrie Peif · November 3, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Education, Elections, Jeffco, K-12 Transparancy, National, Politics, Sherrie Peif, Steamboat Springs, Thompson
File photo: Todd Shepherd

Union funding reaching new heights in Steamboat

The Colorado Education Association (CEA) donated $3,500 to two Steamboat Springs Board of Education candidates they hope will flip the reform tide in Steamboat Springs.

By Sherrie Peif · October 16, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Education, Elections, K-12 Transparancy, Sherrie Peif, Steamboat Springs
Steamboat’s downtown Urban Renewal Authority comes at the expense of local schools

Steamboat’s downtown Urban Renewal Authority comes at the expense of local schools

Every dollar the state spends backfilling diverted property taxes is a dollar that can’t be divided among all of the other school districts.

By Scott Bideau · June 5, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Education, Elections, Featured, Steamboat Springs, Taxes
Tax Increment Financing wrong way to fund downtown Steamboat Springs improvements

Tax Increment Financing wrong way to fund downtown Steamboat Springs improvements

Simply put, they want someone else to pay. The URA/TIF in this context is essentially nothing more than a form of legally sanctioned crony capitalism.

By Scott L. Ford · May 28, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Featured, Politics, Property rights, Steamboat Springs