September 2011

There are 2 blog entries for September 2011.

Community members recently celebrated the addition of 586 acres of Emerald Mountain open space that will be undeveloped and publicly available in perpetuity.

City officials spent months debating and negotiating the purchase of the land on the north side of Emerald owned by Lyman Orton.  It was a tough sell for some as the city faced a shrinking budget that had led to a reduction in city services and furloughs for some city employees. 

The purchase was finalized on March 16.  It was paid for using a $600,000 Great Outdoors Colorado grant and about $755,000 from the city's capital improvements fund. 

Howelsen Emerald Mountain Park will manage the property and spearhead fundraising efforts for improvements.  Groups including the Steamboat Springs Nordic

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To help develop policies that will stabilize the nation’s housing market and support an economic recovery, the National Association of Realtors® urges the White House to host a summit of policy makers, industry leaders and government stake holders focused on revitalizing the nation’s housing.

“As the leading advocate for housing issues, Realtors® know that home ownership supports our nation’s economy,” said NAR President Ron Phipps, broker-president of Phipps Realty in Warwick, R.I. “Housing and home ownership issues affect all Americans, which is why we need strong policies that will help stabilize the housing market and lead the way out of today’s economic struggles.”

A housing recovery is key to America’s economic strength, and NAR wants to make sure

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