News for Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Steamboat Radio News - Shannon Lukens

Nearly half of the households in Steamboat Springs spend too much of their income on a mortgage or rent payment. The Steamboat Pilot & Today reports the numbers are from the U.S. Census Bureau. Steamboat Springs City Council is considering new goals to guide future housing policies, based on those numbers. Three key values council has discussed include:

  • The ability for those who are employed in Steamboat to also live in Steamboat if they choose to.
  • The cost of housing is not such a significant financial burden that it precludes other life essentials.
  • The opportunity for families with children to live in Steamboat if they choose to.

Council member Scott Ford analyzed the census data and reported that of the 9,600 people working full-time, year-round in Steamboat, about 43 percent of them live within city limits. That means another 5,461 people, or about 57 percent of the workforce, commute to Steamboat from other areas of Routt County, and also from Moffat County. Another 1,851 Steamboat residents work for an employer somewhere else.

The library in Steamboat is hosting an Introduction to Genealogy Seminar this Sunday. It’s free. It is for those who are starting to research and document their family history. Call 970-879-0240, ext. 305, for more.

A special seminar on Substance Use Prevention and Recovery is June 6-9 in Craig and Steamboat Springs. The June 6th event is at CNCC in Craig. The second seminar is Friday through Sunday at CMC in Steamboat. It is designed to educate medical providers and community members about the newest and most effective medical and behavioral health treatment strategies to help people avoid and recover from substance use disorders. Register before May 17 which is this Friday at SUPARSeminar.com  That link is: https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=2560991

 

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