News for Tuesday, September 4, 2007

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City Council faces rec center deadline

Tonight's meeting is last chance to finalize ballot issue

Tonight's meeting of the Steamboat Springs City Council includes potential adoption of ballot language asking voters to fund a new recreation center, and the first reading of an extended moratorium on building and demolition permits involving historic structures.

Season Nordic passes on sale

Touring Center looks forward to changes for skiing operation

The staff of the Steamboat Ski Touring Center is preparing for a new season, highlighted by a pair of Fish Creek projects that could change the look of the cross-country skiing operation that occupies the Sheraton Steamboat Golf Course in winter.

Chamber member wants more voice in board elections

Cindy Looper, Elk Run Inn owner and Craig Chamber of Commerce member, has an issue with the Chamber, and Chamber leadership thinks it's a good point.

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Symptoms of sharing

CMS teacher hoping support group makes lives easier

Awooden placard hangs above the doorway of Nicole Beckum's second-floor classroom at Craig Middle School. The phrase on the board reads a simple, but apt, message: "Find the good in every day."

Taxes a hard sell in Dinosaur

Residents 90 miles from schools and hospital in Craig

When Moffat County voters head to the polls in November, they will be asked to increase taxes in exchange for improvements to Craig schools and a new hospital on the west side of town.

Resort Group expanding

Office building under construction on Snapdragon Way

Construction is under way on a three-story office building at 675 Snapdragon Way in the Central Park business district, just east of the Taco Bell/Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant.

Golfers return home after road tournaments

After nearly three weeks on the road, the Steamboat Springs High School golf team finally gets the chance to play at home.

Public input sought for economic study

Steamboat Springs officials hope most of the 3,500 Routt County residents who were mailed a survey last week will complete and return it promptly. The survey is part of an economic development study for the city and will help consultants analyze the retail and shopping patterns of local residents.

Donations aid newspaper preservation

An effort that began more than a year ago to digitize and make available on the Web all of Routt County's historical newspapers finally has the funding it needs to proceed. The $45,500 project is being conducted by the Bud Werner Memorial Library and was made possible through organization grants and private donations.

Steamboat briefs for Sept. 4

The Steamboat Pilot & Today Editorial Board includes two community representatives and five members of the newspaper staff.

The Record for Sept. 2

12:31 a.m. A woman called to complain about noise on the 3200 block of Lincoln Ave.

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Labor Day, centennial give Oak Creek reason to party

As rain threatened and Oak Creek's annual Labor Day celebration hit mid-afternoon Monday, about 75 people gathered at the edge of Decker Park to watch several men and boys try to climb a greased pole.

Inaugural fundraiser to benefit Partners in Routt County

Jazz, local coffee houses, roasters, baristas and a live auction will highlight the inaugural fundraiser for Partners in Routt County.