News for Friday, January 26, 2007



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Sans Community Center?

Current building likely to be demolished before new one is finished

The Steamboat Springs Community Center could come down months before a new one is finished, despite promises to the contrary. A 2005 agreement between the city and the East Routt Library District was intended to ensure continuous operation of the center. And seniors, who frequently use the center, took that agreement as a promise that the city would build a new facility before the current one is destroyed to make room for an $11.4 million expansion of the Bud Werner Memorial Library.

Oak Creek OK's raises

Oak Creek's administrative staff received an $8,800 raise Thursday night.

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Video: Morning News Update

Topping the news this morning, as Susan Bunn raked a dime across a scratch-off lottery ticket she bought Wednesday, the ticket appeared to show she had won $500,000. City planners Thursday strongly supported plans for the expansion of Bud Werner Memorial Library, but acknowledged future parking concerns at the heavily used Lincoln Avenue and 13th Street site. Steamboat Springs police Officer Matt Harmon has been promoted to detective, replacing 30-year veteran Det. Ross Kelly. Brought to you by Coleman Cook and Sharon Pace-Ward of Colorado Group Realty in Steamboat Springs.

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In constant change

Mary Levingston favors interactive process of watercolors

Mary Levingston learned how to forge her mother's signature before she entered kindergarten. And that's how her art career began.

Jumping for Junior Olympics

Two weekends of Nordic action hit Howelsen Hill

Steamboat Springs' top Nordic athletes will get their shots at qualifying for Junior Olympics during competitions at Howelsen Hill over the next two weekends.

Sailors hockey preps for 2 games

When Steamboat Springs hockey coach Jeff Ruff looks at today's game against Pine Creek and Saturday's against Pueblo County, he can't help but be cautious.

Schools seeking track coaches

With less than a month before the season begins, Steamboat Springs High School and Soroco High School still are looking for head track and field coaches.

Triple whammy

Trio of Sailor wrestlers score pins in first matches

Although only three Sailors competed in the Rifle-Glenwood-Steamboat triangular wrestling meet Thursday, Steamboat made the trip worthwhile.

Leaving your plants home alone

If you don't have a kindly neighbor or a house-sitting/property management service to keep an eye on your houseplants while you're on vacation, here are a few things you can do to help your plants survive while you're away.

Makeover at Monson Hall

CMC hosts open house to showcase facilities upgrades

Monson Hall has new tenants.

Happy hours

A good excuse to have a margarita and some chips with salsa.

On Scene

Did you know that a whole genre of American music has been largely unrecorded and basically died overnight in the 1920s?

There's no place like a safe home

Sixth annual Colorado Ski for Women theme hits close to heart

Becoming a healthy adult can be difficult for children exposed to domestic violence.

CD Reviews

Cat Power, also known as Chan Marshall, has a voice that penetrates the soul.

Country that makes you laugh

Kip Attaway said women flash him at almost every show.


African master drummer plays with local band during his visit

Dr. Djo Bi knows the names of the past 50 generations of men in his family because of a song he learned.

Allison Plean: Jungle fever

I fell asleep once in a clouded leopard cage with the leopard asleep in my lap. I woke up to find him sitting in front of me for one second before his eyes dilated and he swiped my face.

Kerry Hart: Colorado high school students are not disadvantaged

I recently returned to Colorado after a six-year hiatus, most of which was spent in Wyoming. During my absence, I basked in the glow of living in a state with a $2 billion surplus while I watched funding for higher education in Colorado take a downward turn. I was actually thankful my children were no longer in high school in Colorado, and that I wouldn't have to deal with the Colorado system of state-funded higher education.

Make-up games scheduled

The Steamboat Springs-Delta basketball game has been rescheduled for Feb. 13. The boys and girls junior varsity teams will start at 2 p.m., followed by the varsity girls at 3:30 p.m. and varsity boys at 5 p.m. The games will take place at Kelly Meek Gymnasium at Steamboat Springs High School.

'A great place to walk to'

Library receives rave reviews despite parking questions

City planners Thursday strongly supported plans for the expansion of Bud Werner Memorial Library, but acknowledged future parking concerns at the heavily used Lincoln Avenue and 13th Street site.