News for Thursday, February 23, 2006



Base-area lodge evacuated for fire

The Eagle Creek Lodge near the base of the Steamboat Ski Area was evacuated Thursday afternoon after a fire broke out in a third-floor condominium.

Nordic Junior Olympic team diverse

It will be a mix of event veterans and rookies when the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club J2 Junior Olympic Team travels to the Northeast.

Winter Sports Club skiers off to nationals

Five Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Alpine skiers qualified for next month's 2006 J2 National Championships.

Oak Creek questions police presence

The recent funeral of a longtime Oak Creek resident has caused many residents to feel as if police were targeting Oak Creek residents during and after the funeral.

Police: Drug deal nets six arrests

Suspected methamphetamine transaction involved armed robbery

Two Craig men were arrested Wednesday night after they used a gun to rob a Steamboat Springs man of 10 grams of methamphetamine, police said.

Residents assist hurricane victims

Local groups donate crops, manpower to help livestock owners

Several Routt County residents are planning trips to the Gulf Coast to help people and livestock affected by hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Fletcher ignores pressure, grabs bronze

American snowboarder Rosey Fletcher seemed on track to win a gold medal Thursday in front of a large and enthusiastic crowd at the Melezet Ski Area in Bardonecchia, Italy. But she insists she wasn't thinking about the final result.

Last laps on the ski loop

Hayden students finish cross-country program

Young voices carry far on packed snow.

Briefs for Feb. 24

Humane Society offering $30 off spayings, neuterings The Routt County Humane Society is promoting Tuesday's Spay Day USA with $30 discounts on pet spayings and neuterings. A limited number of slots are available, and the Humane Society encourages pet owners to call their veterinarian to schedule an appointment. People who qualify as low-income can receive additional discounts. Call 879-RCHS.

Unlock your inner performer

Residents participate in 34th annual Steamboat Dance Theater show

The Steamboat Dance Theater has allowed local men and women to unlock their inner performers for more than three decades.

Arts calendar for Feb. 24

Art opportunities ¤ The Steamboat Springs Arts Council is accepting entries for "The Printed Image," a national juried printmaking exhibition, juried by Susan Hover Oehme, master printer and director of Riverhouse Editions.

Taking the edge off

Gorgone, Shaw fail to make parallel giant slalom final, but stay upbeat

Luckily for Johanna Shaw, it was hard to stay upset when there were a couple of goofy Italian guys at the bottom of the women's parallel giant slalom course who were wearing top hats and funny tuxedos and waiting to take a picture with her.

Forest service cites riders

Officers remind area snowmobilers to remain in-bounds

U.S. Forest Service officers cited about 20 snowmobilers, warned 75 others and attempted to serve six arrest warrants to those who were caught violating new boundary regulations on Rabbit Ears and Buffalo passes last weekend.

On Scene for Feb. 24

Center of the universe Trudging through snow on the slopes of Howelsen Hill on Sunday with a camera slung over my shoulder, I saw children everywhere.

'Garage band' emerges

Local rockers In-Cog-Nito release debut CD

Stringed instruments of all kinds hang on the walls and lie on the floor. Recording equipment, amps and speakers are piled in corners, topped with crushed Coors cans beneath vintage concert posters and a hip-swinging Elvis cutout.

Jugglers, not clowns

New venue to host juggling, music show

Steamboat Springs audiences will get a free taste of vaudeville Saturday night, when the Steamboat Springs Mountain Theater hosts an evening of dazzling juggling interspersed with musical sets of jazz, funk and classic rock.

Staff picks for Feb. 24

Tonight ¤ Performance by rock, blues, funk, punk jam band Hard Poor Corn When: 10:30 p.m.

Music calendar for Feb. 24

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

Expo focuses on environment

If you're feeling green, two environment-focused events today and Saturday could satisfy your itch.

The Record for Feb. 24

9:24 a.m. A Florida woman reported that her purse was stolen at a business in the 500 block of Lincoln Avenue. The woman told police she had about $1,000 in her purse, making the theft a felony. A report was taken.

Sailors on high

Steamboat plays Montrose fresh off two road wins

In retrospect, the Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball team probably didn't need to beat Rifle and Glenwood Springs on the road to make the 2006 4A Men's State Tournament.