Steamboat’s streak of sales tax gains continues
Steamboat Springs’ streak of sales tax gains continued into the fall.
Collections in October were up 10.8 percent, or $12,270, over the same month last year.
According to a preliminary report from the city, collections were up 39.9 percent from lodging and amenities, 19 percent from sporting goods and 14.5 percent from restaurants.
Year to date, the city’s sales tax collections are up 8.6 percent compared to 2013.
“It was great to see our October numbers following in suit with the rest of the summer,” city Finance Director Kim Weber said.
The mountain area saw a 40 percent jump in sales tax collections in October.
Weber said a lot of the jump in the mountain area was attributed to a couple of large groups that shifted and stayed at lodging properties on the mountain in October this year instead of in September.
Alice Pleasant Park was awash Saturday in locally brewed beer and homemade pie — just a few of the many offerings at the inaugural Homemade Homegrown festival.