News for Friday, June 22, 2007

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Immigration nabs 38 in region

Five people in Routt and Moffat counties detained

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials detained 38 "criminal aliens, fugitive aliens and other immigration status violators" from northern Colorado and western Wyoming during a three-day operation. Five people in Routt and Moffat counties were detained, officials said Friday.

Sachs is 'Friend of Education'

School Board honors local attorney for volunteer efforts

The Steamboat Springs School Board honored local attorney Paul Sachs on Wednesday night as its 2007 Friend of Education.

Tourism heats up with weather

There could be less visitors in town Saturday night than there were at this time last year, but don't expect that trend to hold.

Encore, please

Classical pianist Olga Kern returns to 'Boat for performance

Four years after wowing Steamboat Springs audience members, classical pianist Olga Kern is back for an encore performance. Kern plays a concert Thursday at Strings in the Mountains Music Festival Park.

Emerald expands for public

City to use 10-acre Smilkstein plot for recreation, open space

Locals soon will have more space for recreational activities on Emerald Mountain.

Seminar focuses on wildfires

Free event stresses landscaping for protection, prevention

A couple of South Routt residents want their neighbors throughout the county to know a beautiful yard also can be a functional yard.

Deb Babcock: Tell mosquitoes to buzz off

One thing you don't want to cultivate when gardening this summer is a bunch of mosquito bites. In addition to the many diseases mosquitoes can transmit, their bites itch and turn into unsightly red welts.

The Record for June 20

1:50 a.m. A 20-year-old Steamboat Springs man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and being a minor in possession. An 18-year-old Steamboat Springs woman was arrested during the same incident on suspicion of third-degree assault, harassment, being a minor in possession and criminal mischief.

Briefs for June 22

Sometime during the early morning hours of June 19, an unknown person drove a vehicle onto the Soroco High School football field, causing significant damage to the turf.

Tease photo

Perry-Mansfield faculty to perform onstage Saturday

Faculty from Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp will steal the spotlight from their students Saturday night for the annual "One Night Only" performance.

Tease photo

Emerald exhibit shows real gem

Local artist Carol Jean is finally ready to grow up.

A stroll through history

Walking tours reveal historic side of Steamboat

The organizers behind the Cultural Heritage Walking Tours of Steamboat Springs know how to incorporate two passions of local residents - exercise and an interest in Yampa Valley history.

Brother between the ropes

Resident watched sibling play in U.S. Open

Scott Matthews rubbed elbows with the pros at the 2007 U.S. Open last week in Western Pennsylvania. In fact, he walked the course during the June 13 practice round.

Gates swing open on rodeo season

The outcome of the first performance of the Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series will remain uncertain until late Friday evening. But for local cowboys and cowgirls, opening night in Steamboat Springs is generally welcomed with a rush of emotions.

Short and sweet

Stereomaid singer Eric Olsen knows what he likes. Snow days, big hair and The Who and Miles Davis top his list. He also likes playing music - all the time.

Wither Cabin moved

Hahn's Peak's oldest building gifted to historical society

Hahn's Peak's oldest home has a new home.

YVHA funds run low

Poll uncertain if tax will pass

Local voters may be asked in November to pay a sales tax of one cent for every $10 to support the Yampa Valley Housing Authority.

Allison Plean: My best friend's wedding

Mrs. Marchele McCarthy (formerly McEntee) did the worm in her wedding dress on Saturday.

On Scene

Notes from around town

A good friend of mine had company in town for the past week, and every night, it's been a struggle for us to find something to do other than play another round of "Guitar Hero." Luckily, he was here for what may turn out to be one of the best nights of the summer - a backyard concert in true Steamboat style.