News for Thursday, June 29, 2006

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Community rolls along on railroad

Three years after Xcel Energy officials started trying to find ways to transport coal from the railroad to the Hayden Station power plant, there still seems to be no ideal solution.

Hayden girls meet in finals

Auto Body team wins town slow-pitch softball tournament

A mix of young softball players and slowpitch veterans helped Hayden Auto Body win this year's Craig Parks and Recreation tournament in Craig.

A rock 'n' roll rodeo

Organizer wants to keep fans on the edge of their seats

For the past 26 years, stock contractor Mack Altizer has been rocking professional rodeo with a powerful blend of foot-pounding music and fast-paced rodeo action.

A ranching celebration

Cowboys' Roundup Days showcases rural Western heritage

Dean Vogelaar wants to turn back the clock. He wants to see cattle drives down Lincoln Avenue, attend pioneer picnics and compete in ranch rodeos.

Fourth of July weekend festivities

An Old Town Farmers Market is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Routt County Courthouse.

Abandoning the paper trail

Steamboat court leaders to begin using new electronic system

Local attorneys will begin e-filing paperwork in selected cases July 1 as part of a new 14th Judicial District order designed to modernize the court's filing system.

Davis: Meant to be

Country singer Linda Davis was at home watching the 1994 Grammy Awards when it was announced that she and Reba McEntire won Best Country Vocal Collaboration.

Lessons from the South Side

The Chicago Blues Reunion passes on a Midwestern musical legacy

Chicago in the 1960s was a place where race-related problems were prevalent and a clear boundary existed between the city's North and South sides.

Art opportunities for June 30

The Steamboat Springs Arts Council is celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2007. To commemorate what is sometimes referred to as the Emerald Anniversary, SSAC is seeking artwork to be considered for a poster that will be the artistic design and branding for the anniversary. The artwork should relate to "emerald" in some way, as in the color emerald or the mountain that looms above the Depot Art Center. Entries are due Sep. 1, 2006. Download the entry guidelines at www.steamboatspringsarts.com, or e-mail beth@steamboatspringsarts.com. Contest guidelines are available at the Depot, 1001 13th St.

Putting art before the horse

Studio Gallery 27 explores the New West with upcoming show

As our society changes, art should adapt in a way that honors the past while incorporating the present and the future. It's a simple concept with a complicated creative response.

City acquires riverfront land

Parcel will include trails, fishing areas, conservation plots

The city of Steamboat Springs has acquired land that officials said is ideal for public fishing, wildlife watching and environmental education.

Attorney files complaint, seeks to halt court actions

Denver civil rights attorney David Lane re-filed a complaint Thursday morning in U.S. District Court in Denver that seeks to stop the makeshift federal court proceedings set up for the Rainbow gathering.

Rainbow group prepares

Members build kitchens, anticipate arrival of thousands

The "Spongebob" oven at the "Lovin' Oven" Kitchen, hidden deep in the woods of the Rainbow Family area in the Routt National Forest, billows smoke around the clock.

Tour de U.S.A

Ditty Bops put the pedal to the metal

While training for a three-month bicycle tour across the country, The Ditty Bops vocalist and guitarist Abby Dewald was hit by a car.

Allison Plean: Maiden voyage

Bad pirate jokes and cheesy comments about "booty" are perfectly acceptable when flying a pirate flag on the back of your flotation device on the Yampa River.

Free concerts begin tonight

Since Deb Lenhart and Jeff Miller formed the band In Flight, they have wanted to play on stage in the Steamboat Springs Free Concert Series.

Ceremony to dedicate new ski jump

John Adams, chairman of the Colorado Ski Heritage Project Committee, has opened meetings for years with the simple question, "What have we got, and what do we need?"

Allison's picks for June 30

Friday ยค Chicago Blues Review When: 5:30 p.m. Where: Howelsen Hill Cost: Free Why you should go: Because it's the first free concert of the summer! Everyone will be there, including you.

On Scene for June 30

It was shameless, but I guarded my bid on a silent auction item at the Decedent Desserts fundraiser on Sunday. That mountain bike was destined to be mine. I would need it to lose the eight pounds I gained from eating 26 different decedent desserts.

Tube soon: Yampa River levels dropping daily

It's tubing season in Steamboat Springs, but if the warm and dry weather persists, it could be over soon.

Steamboat No. 1 for July 4

Ski Town USA is Colorado's top tourist destination this weekend

Steamboat Springs is the top destination for Coloradans this weekend, according to AAA Colorado.

Art on the Mountain begins

After seeing Audrey Bortz's photographs at Art on the Mountain, a couple changed the theme they had decided on for decorating their house. They bought three of Bortz's photographs to start the process.

Holiday bus service expands

Officials hope to reduce traffic during Fourth of July weekend

Residents and visitors who plan to attend the city's fireworks show or other Fourth of July holiday events can take advantage of expanded free bus service.

Fishy business: Kids learn the trade

Catching the trout of the century takes more than a line and a lure.