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Allison's picks for May 26

Tonight ¤ DJ Kip Strean When: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Where: Jade Summit Restaurant in Ski Time Square Cost: Free Why you should go: Because you will get to try out Jade Summit's new dance floor.

Music calendar for May 26

Tonight ¤ Organstein, jazz trio When: 7 p.m. Where: Three Peaks Grill, 2165 Pine Grove Road Cost: Free Call: 879-3399

Policy to limit record access

Judge: Rule created because of concern about identity theft

A new 14th Judicial District policy restricts the public's access to court records.

Technology shown at summit

Internet, satellite, TV capabilities evolve to fit residents' needs

Local communications companies have big plans for the role new wireless Internet, satellite and TV capabilities will play in Northwest Colorado.

A new Sunshine lift?

Ski Corp. executive hints at replacement this summer

A Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. executive hinted Thursday that a new high-speed chairlift is in Steamboat Ski Area's future.

Class project raises $50K for Habitat

There's a difference between talking about change and doing something about it. For 13 years, Leadership Steamboat has offered a program that helps community members initiate change.

Invitation to the world's best

There's serious kayak competition at Paddler's pro invitational

Routt County residents have a rare opportunity this Memorial Day weekend to put the Yampa River's high flows into perspective. The Paddler Magazine Invitational brings 35 of the world's best professional kayakers to Steamboat Springs on Monday, turning what may be the Yampa's peak flow into a competitive playground for international bragging rights and hefty cash prizes.

Mozart to make appearance

Strings Quartet will play classical music during elegant dinner

John Sant'Ambrogio said the string quartet is a metaphor for life. Each instrument, like each person in the world, has a unique role to play.

They came to win

Noise Pollution takes title at Battle of the Bands

It takes Noise Pollution drummer Nathan Walsh 30 minutes each morning and evening to make his mohawk stand up. That rock 'n' roll image helped Walsh and his bandmates win the third annual Teen Battle of the Bands on Saturday night.

Snow, crowds greet campers

Sites are scarce, but holiday hiking opportunites abound

People who had visions of packing up the tent and heading for the hills to camp this holiday weekend may have to revise their plans.

Home on the range

Writer Queeda Mantle Walker to share historical perspective

Queeda Mantle Walker grew up in what is now Dinosaur National Monument before there were roads, running water and electricity in the area.

Arts calendar for May 26

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

On Scene for May 26

Clap if you believe Wow. I counted at least 176 middle school and high school students who worked really hard to put on a professional-caliber production of "Peter Pan."

Shuttle serves downtown

Officials: Riders can avoid hassles by parking at Stock Bridge

There will be a new way to get around downtown this weekend.

Adult baseball draws near

The Yampa Valley Adult Baseball League is more than hot grounders, base hits and a few curve balls.

Principal graduates with his students

Soroco High School's 25 seniors aren't the only students graduating this month.

Grads from two schools walk

Commencements held for Soroco, South Routt County Alternative

Two hardworking groups of South Routt seniors will receive diplomas Saturday.

Steamboat youth hockey players skate in Canada

Hockey is no longer just a winter sport.

Youth lacrosse tournament arrives

Steamboat Springs' up-and-coming lacrosse players will have a chance to show off their skills during this weekend's Steamboat Classic Lacrosse Tournament.

Swim lesson session starts

A new session of swimming lessons begins Tuesday at the Steamboat Springs Health and Recreation Center.

Allison Plean: Nine lives

My life didn't flash before my eyes, I didn't see any tunnel, and I definitely didn't see Patrick Swayze glowing in a beam of light from heaven ("Ghost" reference).

Opposites attract

Mixed media artist combines opposing forces

Eileen Braziel says she became an artist because her father was a science professor.

Pushing blues boundaries

Johnny O. Band plays its own hybrid brand

Marion Edwards auditioned for the "Ed Sullivan Show" in 1966, the year fellow Johnny O. Band member John Ohnmacht was born.

A quick slide into summertime

'Howler' Alpine Slide on Howelsen Hill opens to riders Saturday

There still are a few patches of snow on the face of Howelsen Hill, but that won't stop the Howler Alpine Slide from racing into summer action during the weekend.

Dos Amigos

With a team of award-winning chefs shaping the menu, and a recently remodeled dining room to showcase their talents, Dos Amigos is moving into a new era as it continues to provide one of the most rewarding Mexican dining experiences in Steamboat.

Whittle the Wood attracts international attention

When the historic cottonwoods shading Craig City Park began to deteriorate several years ago, the Craig Parks and Recreation Department decided to leave the tree stumps for local artists to decorate with elaborate carvings.

Triple Crown jewel of Steamboat summer

Triple Crown Sports and Steamboat Springs have been partners for 23 years

Strings features cultural music on an intimate level

Strings in the Mountains Music Festival is celebrating its 19th year of bringing exceptional music to Steamboat Springs. Strings will offer 70 concerts this summer showcasing 170 musicians who can entertain every musical taste.

Summer rodeo one of Steamboat's top draws

Rodeos in Steamboat Springs, Hayden and Moffat County preserve our Western lifestyle and entertain thousands of tourists each year.

Rounding up a good time

Organizers of the 20th annual Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championship Trials are expecting a large turnout for the event's silver anniversary.

Craig's heritage comes out in the summer

Festivals, rodeos and the Moffat County Fair are some of the activities that remind the town of its past.

Dinosaur more than just bones

Dinosaur may only have about 320 people, but that doesn't mean there's nothing to do in the tiny town in western Moffat County.

Hikes in Flat Tops offer unmatched scenery

A trip to Trappers Lake in the White River National Forest two hours south of Steamboat Springs will allow hikers to explore a singular mountain range in Colorado - The Flat Tops, home of the Flat Tops Wilderness Area and the largest elk herd in the state.

Mount Werner home to summer leisure

Sipping martinis while watching the sun set is among the many ways to enjoy the summer at Mount Werner. The Hazie's Sunset Martini Bar at Thunderhead might be the ideal destination after hiking or mountain biking some of the 50 miles of trails on the ski mountain.

Yampa River Botanic Park offers visitors serenity

If you visit the Yampa River Botanic Park once, chances are you will return again and again.

Much to shout about in South Routt - Summertime filled with activities

Like a bear buried in snow during the winter, summertime is when South Routt comes out to play.