News for Wednesday, June 21, 2006

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Contractors provide the action

The companies providing bucking bulls and other livestock will rotate this year, renewing the action for both contestants and spectators every couple of weeks.

Cowboy crisis fund offers 'a hand up, not a hand out'

Cowboys have earned a reputation for living life on the edge.

Learn the lingo

To help understand what modern day rodeos are all about, here are some terms and phrases commonly used during the competition that might help spectators understand the sport a little more

Briefs for June 22

Officers said charges are pending against a 21-year-old woman who was driving a motorcycle that crashed into a car Saturday near Routt County Road 129 south of the Mad Creek trailhead.

Cowboys back in chutes on Friday

During the winter, the Brent Romick Rodeo Arena welcomed NCAA Championship skiers, past and present Olympians and an award-winning band.

A true K-12 conversation

Hayden School Board discusses students young and old

The Hayden School Board discussed the district's youngest students and oldest students at a meeting Wednesday night.

Board to look at utility bills

Much to their surprise, the monthly utility bills of three Oak Creek residents skyrocketed from the typical $150 to nearly $700 in February.

The Record for June 22

11:11 a.m. U.S. Forest Service officers were involved in an incident with a group of about 100 Rainbow Family members on U.S. Forest Service Road 550. Officers said the group members began throwing rocks and sticks at them. The officers eventually left the scene because they didn't want to escalate the situation.

Young guns

Town Challenge popular among Steamboat's children

Isabelle Boniface is on the accelerated cycling program.

Mystique still surrounds modern cowboys

A piece of the Wild West lives on in Northwest Colorado.

New tricks, acts to entertain you

The 2006 Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series features five specialty acts this year -- Blake Goode, Jerry Wayne Olson, Wild Thang, John Harrison and Mexican cowboy Jerry Diaz.

Rodeo board of directors involves a big commitment

Michael Sisk has been competing in rodeos since he was in high school and has been competing in the Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series for 15 years.

Forest Service denies Rainbow permit application

Today, Forest Supervisor Mary Peterson denied an application from an individual for a permit to allow the Rainbow Family to gather on National Forest Land in North Routt County.

Business officials meet to discuss gathering

Area law enforcement officers on Friday tried to calm residents concerned about the Rainbow Gathering 30 miles north of Steamboat Springs.

Double the satisfaction

Veterinarians help animals and owners

Doctor volunteer time for rodeo

The only rodeo Dr. Jeanne Fitzsimmons attended as a youngster growing up on Long Island was in Madison Square Garden.

Cowboy legend Pat Mantle

When Pat Mantle worked as a pickup man in the rodeo arena in Steamboat Springs, some rodeo fans were more intent on watching Mantle work than the cowboys riding broncs in the arena.

Rodeo has rich history

Steamboat is known as the cradle of ski competition West of the Mississippi, but cowboys and cowgirls have been trying to best each other in rodeo events here longer than ski jumpers have been gliding off Howelsen Hill.

It's not all clowning around

While clowns may not be the only reason fans flock to the rodeo, they certainly are crucial ingredients in a memorable rodeo experience.

Six days, 300 miles for ALS

Group riding in memory of former ski lift operator

On the fourth day, the six bicyclists rested. Riding a bicycle from Vernal, Utah, to Georgetown takes endurance and determination, but it is a trip Cody Smith started planning when he was 6 years old.

Gatherers: Treatment unfair

Members of the Rainbow Family of Living Light say they are being unfairly targeted by law enforcement officers monitoring their campsite in Big Red Park in North Routt County.

Things you'll see at the rodeo

Following is a guide to the rodeo events that are held during the Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series

Scott Stanford: The place for sports geeks like me

My fascination and interest in newspapers began with the sports page. It wasn't the stories or the photos that attracted me -- it was the scores, standings and statistics. It was the numbers.