News for Wednesday, June 14, 2006

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Skier visit numbers rebound

2005-06 season brings more than 1 million vacationers

Riding a wave of 431 inches of snow, the Steamboat Ski Area bounced back over the one million-skier threshold during the 2005-06 ski season.

Wind challenges youth

Final round of Haywhacker Championship today

It was social hour at the Hole 11 tee box.

Team to manage Rainbow group

Most people associate National Incident Management teams with natural disasters such as forest fires, not public prayer circles. But when the prayer circle includes an estimated 15,000 to 25,000 people in the Routt National Forest, the impact on the forest becomes a concern.

Climbing the walls

Artist paints three-dimensional murals in homes

Richard Schultz got all Fs in his high school art class. He never went to art school, and his work experience consisted of management and sales positions and drywall work.

Vandalism concerns business owner

When someone threw a rock through a window of Jace Romick's downtown business in October, he shrugged the vandalism off and called police to report the incident.

Season ski pass rates announced

With only a couple of tracks of snow remaining on the top of Mount Werner serving as a reminder of last year's epic ski season, it is already time to budget for next season's pass.

Officers find more in search

Routt County law enforcement officers have recovered more items they think are related to a string of thefts in the county.

Cyclists go for the gorge

Road bikers raising money for MS

Lee Cox has noticed an influx of road cyclists in Northwest Colorado.

Dig uncovers old fuel tanks

Workers dug up several large, rusty pieces of Steamboat Springs history Wednesday.

Scott Stanford: Newspaper shifts staff

Change is one of the exciting parts of this business

I have worked many jobs in the newspaper business.