News for Friday, June 30, 2006

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Spring Creek Scramble

Returning runners repeat wins on challenging course

Ken Brenner fondly recalls the days he and his sister Patty Brenner Hagberg used to jog up the trail along Spring Creek to Buffalo Pass.

Try the triathlon

Local racer urges folks to start training

Bill Goldsmith may not have been pleased with his finish last Sunday at the 2006 Ford Ironman Coeur d'Alene, but at least the Steamboat Springs triathlete was content getting his "base miles" at the grueling Idaho race. This means Goldsmith's body can handle being subjected to Ironman races that include a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and 26.2-mile run. This also means he'll be ready for the significantly tamer second annual Steamboat Triathlon on Aug. 27.

Staples plans store

Office supply chain interested in Steamboat

Staples, with more than 1,500 office supply stores and $16.1 billion in annual sales, is preparing to enter the Steamboat Springs market.

Fraternity visits Horizons

Pi Kappa Phi members on bike ride to raise funds, awareness

Tony Macias knows all about the beer guzzling, party fanatic "frat boy" stereotype.

Craig man pleads guilty in meth case

Defendant accused of using gun to rob Steamboat resident of drugs

A Craig man accused of using a gun to rob a Steamboat Springs man of 10 grams of methamphetamine pleaded guilty to felony robbery and menacing during a court hearing Friday.

District 3 team picked for state

Little League coach Stace Toye set out the clean, bright red district tournament jerseys.

City puts utility lines underground

City officials are working to improve the appearance of the alley between Yampa and Lincoln avenues.

Vets worry about Parvovirus

Humane Society vaccinates dogs at Rainbow Gathering

Officials with the Routt County Humane Society spent Friday vaccinating dogs for the Parvovirus at the Rainbow Gathering in hopes of halting an outbreak.

Far from the yellow brick road

Partners children forge relationships by building scarecrows

Jailei and Missy are singers, fraternal twin sisters and scarecrows.

Richard "Dick" Kennedy (1940-2006)

Former Routt County resident Richard "Dick" Kennedy died June 20, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs. He was 66.

Steamboat residents compete for footbag title

Guettich, Shunny head to Germany for World Championships

Hands off. It might as well be the sporting motto in Germany during July.

Bonnie Lurenda Laws Postoskie (1944-2006)

Steamboat Springs resident Bonnie Lurenda Laws Postoskie died June 21, 2006. She was 61.

Arnold L. Miller (1950-2006)

Former Steamboat Springs resident Arnold L. Miller died at his home on June 20, 2006. He was 56.

Business is down

Visitors concerned about Rainbow gathering activities

Steamboat Lake State Park manager Ken Brink stared despondently across the lake on the eve of one of the park's busiest weekends. There were no vehicles Friday afternoon on the Placer Cove boat ramp, where he is used to seeing 12 to 15 vehicles backing in boat trailers.

Rainbow Gathering update

U.S. Forest Service Update for June 1, 2006

About 6,000 people are at the illegal Rainbow Family gathering site and incoming traffic has increased.