Steamboat Springs Bike Town USA is trying to live up to its name with the addition of volunteer ambassadors on local trails. “We’re hoping the cyclists will be the friendly face of Steamboat,” said Amy Stern, director of the Bike Town USA initiative. Some of the 13 volunteer ambassadors have already hit the trails with their yellow jerseys that read “Ask me, I’m local.” Bike Town USA recruited the volunteers largely by word of mouth. Photo: Trail ambassador Scott Bideau visits with Tony and Joey Magnotta of Littleton on Emerald Mountain.
“We’re surprised with the results,” said Scott Bideau, a school board member and co-chair of Yes 2 Steamboat Schools, a committee formed to support the bond measure, after hearing preliminary results Tuesday night. “But I just talked with the team, and we’re all very proud to have stood alongside the principals, the teachers and parents who supported this plan.”
“We support downtown Steamboat Springs but believe that no end justifies potentially illegal or unethical means. We find the proposed URA and TIF process itself to be the only menace to public morals and encourage our fellow citizens to hold City Council accountable to the policies and state law they took an oath to support” (excerpt of a joint statement from Routt County Commissioner chairman, Doug Monger, and Steamboat Springs Board of Education Director, Scott Bideau).
In one of the biggest candidate pools for an open-seat election the Steamboat Springs School Board has had in recent memory, the panel finally got to full strength Thursday evening. The School Board unanimously elected Scott Bideau to fill the open seat, and for the first time since July, the district knows who its permanent members will be for at least two years.
Scott Bideau, a member of Steamboat’s location-neutral workforce, will address the Steamboat Springs City Council on Tuesday and ask them to help foster his growing sector of the economy. He said the presentation will mostly be informal.