News for Monday, February 6, 2006

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Welcome to Winter Carnival

Beginning as the organizing committee for the first Winter Carnival, the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club (SSWSC) has maintained the Winter Carnival as a service to the community since 1914.

Riverwalk up for review

The Steamboat Springs City Council will consider tonight two parts of a proposed 10-building development project along the Yampa River between Third and Fifth streets.

Giving students more options

Group looks at regional collaborations for vocational training

The idea of pooling resources at high schools in Routt and Moffat counties to offer students a wider range of vocational classes has a great deal of local support.

A great tradition lives on

Traditionally, February was when people fought cabin fever during the long winters that help define Northwest Colorado.

A Nordic queen

Sarah MacCarthy will accept her crown as 2006's Winter Carnival queen knowing she represents "the other side of skiing."

Carrying on a lighted tradition

More than 60 years ago, Claudius Banks started the tradition of skiing down Howelsen Hill with flares strapped to his ski clothes.

Biathlon one of unique events

The International Muzzle Loading Ski Biathlon, one of the most unusual events of the Winter Carnival, is the only competition of its kind in the country, event said coordinator Paul Yonekawa

Ski band glides to a tune

To participate in the Steamboat Springs High School band, you have to do more than play an instrument -- you have to play that instrument on skis.

Street events keep spectators coming

For many Steamboat adults, the Winter Carnival shovel race is a rite of passage. And it's only one of many unique and entertaining street events held on Lincoln Avenue each February.

Schools get PC 'direction'

Members of the Steamboat Springs School Board gave an unofficial go-ahead Monday night to a transition plan for school district computers, but they raised several concerns about the plan's effectiveness.

'Steamboat's Own Winter Games'

The theme is perfect. In honor of the community's Olympic tradition -- past and present -- the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club selected "Steamboat's Own Winter Games" as the theme for the 93rd Winter Carnival.

The Record for Feb. 6

Saturday, Feb. 4 12:08 a.m. Extra patrol officers were dispatched to Routt County Road 200 and Routt County Road 200A.

Taylor bill clears Senate

A bill by Republican state Sen. Jack Taylor of Steamboat Springs passed unanimously through the Senate on Monday at the state Capitol in Denver.

Retail kiosk going away

Downtown commercial center poised to expand

The owners of Fifth Street Marketplace have plans to expand their downtown Steam�boat Springs commercial center, where a small retail kiosk stands at Fifth Street and Lincoln Avenue.

Land trust to present annual report

The Routt County Board of Commissioners will review today annual reports regarding conservation easements and other protected lands.

News in brief for Feb. 7

Comunidad Integrada seeking volunteer treasurer Comunidad Integrada is looking for a volunteer advisory board member to serve as treasurer of the organization.andidates must have at least three years of board management experience, three years of ac�--�--counting or financial management experience and a passion for intercultural exchange and understanding. panish-speaking skills are not necessary. Call 846-5521 for more details.

The Record for Feb. 7

Sunday, Feb. 5 1:02 a.m. An officer was requested in an alley near the 500 block of Grand Street to investigate a possible car accident. Police said an accident did not occur.

Feeling at home

Buffaloes take advantage of Howelsen's hospitality

The University of Colorado Buffaloes ran wild during the Laura Sharpe Flood Memorial Ski Invitational on Friday and Saturday in Steamboat Springs, but that didn't stop a pair of local skiers from riding high in the slalom.

Sculpting the snow

Getting a day off from school is not the only reason local high school students participate in the Winter Carnival's annual snow sculpting contest.

Legendary couple named Carnival marshals

Annabeth Light Lockhart grew up attending the Winter Carnival every year, and she still can remember how exciting she found the annual celebration of winter in Steamboat Springs.

Sports club continues to thrive

It's a rare municipality in the United States that counts a multisport ski area among its city parks. In Steamboat, we have Howelsen Hill.