News for Saturday, September 8, 2007



Soroco squad conquers Hayden in five

The girls on Soroco High School's volleyball team seem to have conquered the confidence issues that plagued them in the past. A win against 2006 District 5 champ Rangely, last week in Grand Valley, was the tipping point.

Steamboat fumbles away, has six turnovers in loss to Palisade

Steamboat's getting close.

Welcoming in another session

Lowell Whiteman students prepare for new school year and new travels

In three years at the Lowell Whiteman School, senior Brady Findell has waded in the coastal waters of Buton, trekked through the rural edges of Siberia and strolled through the cobblestone streets of Lisbon.

Mudslide blocks River Road

Road may not reopen today

A mudslide forced the closure of Routt County Road 14, or River Road, from the Brooklyn neighborhood in Steamboat Springs to Mount Werner Road, after a mudslide reported at about 9:45 p.m. Thursday. There was no detour or route for traffic to move through the slide area Friday, and county officials were unsure when the road might reopen.

Tom Ross: Desert ghosts making a comeback in Dinosaur

Eight gray ghosts slipped silently through the sage and blooming rabbit brush, heading directly for us. They made not a sound, but gazed at us unblinking. The desert bighorns made their approach with the wind in their favor, and the dogs were oblivious.

Briefs for September 8

Gov. Bill Ritter to speak at Medical Society meeting

Qdoba, Mother's Deli slapped with liquor license suspensions

Qdoba Mexican Grill patrons craving a Corona with their giant stuffed burritos had to settle for Dr Pepper on Friday, as the business served a one-day suspension for failing an alcohol compliance check in June.

The Record for September 6

Thursday, Sept. 6

Murder rare in Routt County

Last homicide in area was of Lori Bases back in 2000

Thursday's suspected murder of 1-year-old Brianna Simon would be the first homicide in Routt County since 2000, and only the seventh in nearly 30 years.

Tease photo

Mom arrested for murder of 1-year-old daughter

What began as an argument between a Steamboat Springs couple led to the suspected murder of their 1-year-old daughter.