News for Thursday, January 1, 2004

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Howelsen's Nordic trail grooming to continue

Trails in the Howelsen Hill area offer good options for Nordic skiing, from a quick lunchtime skate-ski trip to a long cross country trek with picturesque views of town.

North Routt plan getting updated

Preliminary work to update a plan for recreational uses in North Routt County has begun and public meetings likely will be scheduled for the next month or two.

Happenings for Jan. 2

FRIDAY n The American Association of University Women will meet at noon at the Selby Center for a luncheon and a program about the economic revitalization of Bulgaria presented by Henri Stetter. Visitors are welcome. Call Milly at 879-8440.

Autumn Phillips: My inner control freak

It probably started with Rolling Stone's "Top 500 Albums of All Time" list, which I read from beginning to end in November. Then on to the top 100 albums of the year, which I didn't read in December.

Briefs for Jan. 2

Registered nurse refresher course starts Jan. 9

Bill Smith is back in town

The guys that are Bill Smith discussed which song they would open with for the first set last Saturday night.

It ain't traditional bluegrass

It sounds like bluegrass, but listen closer.

Pushing paint across paper

Sandra Sherrod spent her life working as an oil and gas landman in the 1960s and '70s male-dominated oil industry.

Open mic night

Mahogany Ridge offers a platform for anyone wanting to get their feet wet

It's almost 11 p.m. It's cold. It's snowing. And a man is walking down Fifth Street with a guitar and a banjo, headed toward Mahogany Ridge.

Nightlife

Music Tonight Leftover Salmon will play tonight and Saturday at Levelz, 1860 Ski Time Square. Tickets are $18 in advance or $20 at the door and are available at All That Jazz and Lupo's. Call 870-9090.

Brief points

Supper group seeks nonprofit

Police say New Year's Eve typical

Two stolen vehicles and five DUI arrests made for an average New Year's, despite the larger than average crowds in town, according to the Steamboat Springs Police Department and Routt County Sheriff's Office.

Triple Crown to televise finals

Triple Crown will televise select games from this summer's World Series in Steamboat Springs, said Triple Crown representative Thad Anderson.

100 parade with flags

Visitors, residents mark new year with patriotism

About 100 amateur skiers and snowboarders celebrated the new year with patriotic flair Thursday morning as they paraded down the ski mountain waving American flags.

The Record for Jan. 2

Wednesday, Dec. 31 12:40 a.m. A loud party was reported in the 3500 block of Whistler Road.

Regis to provide early season test

The season is young, but the Steamboat Springs hockey team is ready to measure itself against a quality opponent.

Tongs kick off College Week

No one is more surprised that Fighting Tongs is doing so well than the members of Fighting Tongs.

BLM expected to OK swap

Emerald Mountain Partnership expects approval at federal level

The Emerald Mountain Partnership is expecting the BLM at the federal level to approve a land exchange that could preserve Emerald Mountain.