News for Thursday, February 2, 2006

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City endorses water settlement

Recreational rights proposal reaches final draft

The Steamboat Springs City Council on Thursday unanimously approved a settlement between the city and the Colorado Water Conservation Board about a recreational water right application.

Waiting, watching, wide-eyed

Three days at Sundance Film Festival

Park City, Utah -- My new friend Tom is lying on his back with his feet in the air, wearing a black suit with a Hawaiian-style purple shirt and expensive shoes.

Officials approve pilot program

Routt County should adopt a pilot program to preserve open spaces, planning commissioners agreed Thursday.

Music calendar for Feb. 3

Tonight ¤ Steve Boynton When: 4 to 7 p.m. Where: Chaps in the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel Cost: Free Call: 871-5500

Arts calendar for Feb. 3

Tonight ¤ The opening reception for work by Jay Moore, Al Krnc, Rick Jackson and Barry Eisenach is from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Wild Horse Gallery in the lobby of the Sheraton Steamboat Resort. Call 879-7660.

Liquor hearings proceed

The Steamboat Springs City Council voted unanimously Thursday to accept police allegations that six local businesses sold alcohol to a minor in December. The vote sets the stage for upcoming show-cause hearings, during which each business presents its case before the council determines appropriate punishment.

Snapshots of the cowboy

Sculptor Rick Jackson spent most of his life working on ranches in Texas, and the American cowboy, as form and symbol, fills his art.

On Scene for Feb. 3

Gypsy punks perform I first read about the band Gogol Bordello in a New York Times feature article about how cool it is to be Russian in Manhattan these days. There was one line about a Ukrainian gypsy punk band, and it stuck with me forever. Ukrainian gypsy punk ... it sounded so, well, me.

The art of being alone

Joel Johnson paints more than landscapes. He paints moments.

Meet: Great American Taxi

Great American Taxi is such a new band, it hasn't released a CD, and you probably haven't heard of it.

Something different

Railroad Earth defies classification

Something about the way Railroad Earth wanders from one musical genre to another makes the band an easy target for comparison. Because the members cannot be quickly slipped into one category, it's easier to point out who they sound like, which changes with every song.

Society's anxiety

Amanda Adare explores drama, loneliness of human experience

When you look an Amanda Adare painting in the eyes, it's hard to look away.

Top college racers take on Buffs

Some of the top college ski racers will be chasing Buffaloes down the slopes of Steamboat Ski Area and Howelsen Hill this weekend.

South Routt School Board fills vacancy

The South Routt School Board no longer has a vacancy. Gary Miller, a small-business owner and member of the Routt County Planning Commission, will fill the District 5 spot left open by the resignation of former School Board president Hank deGanahl, who left his seat in November.

Local snowpack nears record

Vacationers flock to enjoy prime conditions

Andy Wirth couldn't resist showing off in front of an audience of airline executives gathered in the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel ballroom this week.

Burglaries in South Routt

Officers advise residents to remain alert

ack Tail Estates subdivision in South Routt County has police officers warning residents about the importance of locking doors and being aware of suspicious activity.

Local kids named to All-Stars

NBC is kicking of its Winter Olympics coverage with a one-hour highlight show previewing, perhaps, America's next generation of Olympians.

Ranchers share their heritage

Barbi Bonfiglio grew up listening to the ranch stories her grandparents told. In Oak Creek, the ranching lifestyle is a part of daily life for many -- and a lifestyle that is passed down from generation to generation.

Man convicted of vehicular assault

A jury convicted an Idaho Springs man of felony vehicular assault Tuesday at the Routt County Courthouse in Steamboat Springs.

Worsley qualifies for event

Steamboat Springs freshman Cole Worsley qualified for the Junior Olympics during a weekend club swim meet in Denver.