News for Wednesday, September 5, 2007



The Record for Sept. 3

12:20 a.m. A Steamboat Springs Police Department officer made a traffic stop on Routt County Road 36.

Rec center up to voters

City will request up to $3.4 million property tax increase

The construction, operation and maintenance of a $34 million recreation center at Ski Town Fields would cost Steamboat taxpayers up to $3.4 million in additional property taxes next year, according to ballot language passed by the Steamboat Springs City Council on Tuesday.

Gianetti completes 15 states in cross-county biking quest

With each stack of flapjacks and bowl of pasta, Steamboat's Gary Gianetti is knocking each of the 50 states off his list - 8,000 calories and 100 miles at a time.

Steamboat briefs for Sept. 5

The Yampa Valley Team is seeking volunteers to join the "Walk to D'feet ALS" on Saturday, Sept. 29, in Denver. ALS is also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Register on the Web at: Donations can be made at or by mailing to: Stevensons/ALS Walk, P.O. Box 772524, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477. Call Eileen Stevenson at 879-5664 to learn more about an effort to honor numerous Yampa Valley residents who are fighting this disease, or who have lost the battle.

Humble Ranch to host fundraiser Saturday

Annual event benefitting education and therapy center includes barbecue, auction, games for children

A local nonprofit organization that helps the community throughout the summer months is asking for a little help in return this weekend.

Program offers new families help in getting started

Two-year-old twins James and Zakk Leftwich bounded for the jungle gym. Their parents, Chris and Rachel, were close behind, ready to help the energetic boys over precarious spots but giving them space to explore.

Our View: Funding hurdles are worth overcoming

The idea of bringing all-day kindergarten to the Steamboat Springs School District certainly isn't new, but we were nonetheless pleased to see the School Board discuss the possibility during a recent meeting. It's an idea we think could benefit local families and, most important, children.

Genah Burditt: Spur countywide issue

An important date for our community is quickly approaching. On Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Routt County Courthouse Annex, the Regional Planning Commission will hold a special use permit hearing to discuss whether or not it is in the best interest of the Routt County community to allow Xcel Energy to build a railroad spur consisting of two solid concrete retaining walls, 3,000 feet long and 27 feet high, across the nature preserve at Carpenter Ranch in Hayden.

Tease photo

Tigers bound into new school year

Four-day weeks bring change to Hayden

Patrick Hunter said the best part about starting first-grade is that he has to study harder.

County approves deputy pay jump

Deputy Kurtis Luster got a big raise Tuesday.

Strawberry Park announces traffic plan

New fixes for campus congestion to start Monday

Strawberry Park Elementary School Principal Brenda Barr has been on the job less than a month, but she already has heard a chorus of complaints about the school's congested parking lot.