News for Thursday, June 22, 2006

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Busy weekend predicted

Rainbow gathering not likely to hurt lodging numbers

Tourism in Steamboat is expected to rebound sharply this weekend after a somewhat sluggish start to the summer season.

Starting a garden from scratch

Preparation and forethought are critical for gardening success.

Project stalled

Commission tables decision about Wildhorse complex

Wildhorse is not yet ready to run, city officials said Thursday night.

A sweet challenge

Local chefs showcase their talent for Advocates benefit

After 20 years of stiff competition, this year's Decadent Dessert fundraiser poses a tough challenge for local chefs hoping to win the People's Choice and Presentation awards.

On Scene for June 23

I went to the modern dance performance that was part of the New Works Festival at Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp on Saturday night. Only at Perry-Mansfield do you walk past horse corrals to see world-renowned choreographers and dancers perform.

Cold fusion

Artist heats up kiln to expose talent

While working on a commissioned piece of stained glass, Robin Clow found a love letter from her client to his wife that was written after the birth of their first child.

A bigger and better Taste

Oak Creek hosts ninth annual event Saturday

Food, fun and live entertainment are on the agenda for Saturday's ninth annual Taste of South Routt in Oak Creek.

Steamboat wins at Sopris

Brodie, Baden win individual divisions in Glenwood meet

Amy Brodie earned her high points award. The 12-year-old Steamboat Springs Swim Team member competed in the maximum eight events en route to scoring 93 points in Glenwood Springs last weekend.

LeRoy moving up, on

Steamboat native named Alpine coach at DU

Andy LeRoy will celebrate his 31st birthday Saturday in fitting fashion -- coaching what he's calling a "farewell camp" for the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club's Alpine Ability Program in Mammoth, Calif.

Allison's Picks for June 23

Tonight ¤ Huge in Germany, '80s hair tribute band When: 10 p.m. Where: Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill

Allison Plean: Western hospitality

There's only one thing more exhausting than hiking up the Fish Creek Falls trail the morning after a long night -- hiking up Fish Creek Falls with the house�--guests you've been entertaining all weekend.

The Duke of Gypsy soul

Vasyl Popadiuk brings gypsy world fusion music to the tent

Ukrainian violinist Vasyl Popadiuk starts every morning with two double espressos. But that's only one reason he plays his violin at lightning speed.

Music calendar for June 23

¤ Steve Boynton When: 2 to 5 p.m. Where: Poolside at The Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel Cost: Free to hotel guests Call: 871-5500

Arts calendar for June 23

¤ The Steamboat Springs Arts Council is seeking new members to serve on its Visual Arts Committee.

Franks fares well

Local qualifies for U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship

Former Steamboat Springs High School golfer Jeff Franks will play in the esteemed U.S. Amateur Public Links Champ�--ionship in July.

One day only

Faculty members create show, perform it in 24-hour period

On Tuesday, the faculty at Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp did not know what their program would include for Saturday's "One Night Only" performance.

Drug distribution charge dismissed

Man accepts plea deal, won't serve additional jail time

Drug distribution charges were dismissed Wednesday against a Steamboat Springs man accused of selling cocaine near Soda Creek Elementary School last June.

4 Rainbow participants arrested on drug, obstruction charges

Four members of the Rainbow Family of Living Light were arrested Thursday night on suspicion of possessing psilocybin mushrooms and obstructing police officers.

Branded teens threatened

Police report on assault of students submitted to court

Teens were threatened and told to keep quiet about a March 11 incident in which juveniles were branded with a heated coat hanger, according to a Hayden police report.

Town Board talks tough

Oak Creek officials deal with code violations

Oak Creek Town Board members say they want to get serious about enforcing land-use and town codes and about citing residents who don't comply.

Duct tape and domination

Hillstomp brings homemade dreams to Steamboat

John Johnson and Henry Kammerer of the band Hillstomp are not morning people.