News for Thursday, June 8, 2006

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What to do if a big chill is predicted

It happens every year. The weather turns warm in May, and the garden centers entice us with newly arrived plants, which we immediately place in the garden. Then, the nights turn cold, and we experience a frost.

A long road ahead

Young U.S. Nordic team's first jump training at Howelsen

For Steamboat Springs native Davis Miller, it felt good to get the first ski jumps of the training season under his belt.

Airport vision unveiled

Developers have big plans for the Steamboat Springs Airport and 168 acres of privately owned land adjacent to it.

Swimmers start with success

Lichtenfels, O'Connell siblings take high-point honors

Swimming has changed for Emma Lichtenfels.

The grass isn't always green

Strings showcases three up-and-coming bluegrass bands

Scott Kessel, the drummer for the band Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem, is a Dumpster diver.

Allison Plean: Catch and release

The first and only time I went deep-sea fishing, I caught a huge ocean tally. Sadly watching the life slowly escape him as he flopped around on the deck trumped any feeling of victory I had while reeling him in.

Retiring staff: Schools have changed

Today is the last day of school for students in Steamboat Springs -- until fall. But for 11 long-term employees of the Steamboat Springs School District, today is truly the last day.

Spouting off

Clay artists interpret theme in varying ways

Bill Sanders understands that making teapots may not be considered a manly thing to do. But when he heard that the theme for the upcoming Steamboat Clay Artisans' show was "Spouting Off!" he let it stretch his imagination.

Allison's picks for June 9

Tonight ¤ Spouting Off! art show and meet the artists reception When: 5 to 7 p.m. Where: Studio Gallery 27 in Ski Time Square Cost: Free Why you should go: To see all the imaginative ways clay artists interpreted the "Spouting Off!" theme. And you get to meet them.

Harbor Hotel plan gets nod

Council to review Howelsen Place proposal next

A project that would include the demolition of the Harbor Hotel was approved by a majority of Steamboat Springs Planning Commission members on Thursday.

Overcoming Alzheimer's

YVMC provides support for people with memory loss

Dealing with a disease that involves the mind can be scary and isolating. One of the most helpful coping mechanisms for Barb Ross, whose father has Alzheimer's disease, has been reaching out to others who are in similar situations.

Arts calendar for June 9

Opportunities ¤ The Steamboat Springs Arts Council is seeking new members to serve on its Visual Arts Committee. The group is an advisory committee composed of artists, educators and business members who have a passion for visual arts. They help plan and execute gallery exhibits and visual arts programs for the arts council. We would like to build a multi-generational committee to best represent the needs of our community. For more information or for an application, e-mail beth@steamboatspringsarts.com or call 879-9008, ext.106.

Music calendar for June 9

Tonight ¤ Steve Boynton When: 5 to 7 p.m. Where: Poolside at Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel Cost: Free to hotel guests Call: 871-5500

Spread the love

The Melodians are one of the originals of reggae

When Tony Brevett, lead singer of The Melodians, was 13, he rode on the handlebars of Bob Marley's bicycle.

Hayden man dies in auto accident

A 39-year-old Hayden man died Wednesday night when he was thrown from the vehicle he was driving after losing control of it on a dirt road.

The Record for June 9

12:03 a.m. Two mini-motorcycle riders were given a verbal warning for riding their bikes near Ninth and Oak streets.

Briefs for June 9

The Operation Lifesaver Train and Safety booth will depart from the Depot Art Center at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. today. The 1 1/2 hour train rides will allow passengers to see what an engineer sees from the cab of a locomotive. Train officials will be on hand to answer questions.

Electric association updates its members

Lawrence Covillo, president and general manager of the Yampa Valley Electric Association, said the company's annual meeting is the best way for members to get an update on what the company is doing.

New bucks in store for Hayden

Money aims to spur interest and spending in local businesses

Hayden officials plan to introduce a new form of currency in hopes of encouraging residents to spend money in town.

Marijuana resolution meets resistance

Oak Creek Town Board's support of drug for medicinal purposes stirring controversy

Maybe Oak Creek residents aren't as supportive of medicinal marijuana as the Oak Creek Town Board is.

Pro-Am to bring top golfers to Haymaker

The region's top professionals and best amateurs will join forces Monday for the First National Bank of Steamboat Springs Pro-Am golf tournament.

Program features electronics recycling

Dusty old computers, outdated VCRs and unwanted stereos soon can find new life.

A devoted friend of education

Dawes honored for service to schools

Education in Steamboat Springs rarely, if ever, had a friend like Margaret "Poogie" Dawes.