News for Friday, June 23, 2006



Officers tackle concerns

Residents worry about Rainbow Family effects on community

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

Forest service cracks down

Officers and Rainbow defendants square off at federal hearings

Routt County resident Tina Harding had not been pulled over in six years. That is until Thursday afternoon, when she and her 3-year-old daughter were stopped by U.S. Forest Service officers while delivering food donations to Rainbow Family of Living Light gatherers.

Ski area offers summer fun

Daily activities include hiking, biking, dining

Gone are the days when the Steamboat Ski Area was about skiing and skiing only.

The Record for June 24

1:42 a.m. A woman in the 1900 block of Cornice Drive was concerned about her husband because he had not returned from a trip with a friend. Officers contacted the man and discovered that he had passed out at his friend's house after a night of drinking. Officers woke the man and told him to call his wife.

Briefs for June 24

An unidentified man was injured Friday when he was hit by a train near U.S. Highway 40 and the Connell gravel pits west of Steamboat Springs. It was unclear whether the man was in a vehicle or on foot at the time of the accident.

Return of the rodeo

For Routt County rodeo fans such as Ren Martyn, Friday night marked the beginning of summer with the opening night of the Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series.

Back in business

Museum's new exhibit shows how Steamboat used to shop

Curator Kelly Bastone's favorite piece in the Tread of Pioneers Museum's new exhibit is a Selch Diary container circa 1950.

Rainbow members arrested

Four men jailed on possession, 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.

Firefighters focus on personal safety

When not responding to emergency calls, Steamboat Springs firefighters have spent the past three days focusing on their own safety and reviewing the department's safety procedures.