News for Friday, September 14, 2007



Transition in store for park

Housing Authority hopes for changes for mobile home owners

After closing on its $3.2 million purchase of the Fish Creek Mobile Home Park two weeks ago, the Yampa Valley Housing Authority has turned its sights to future plans for the park.

Tourism up this weekend

Retired ballplayers offered multisport mulligans at tourney

World Series-winning pitcher Tom Browning and former Chicago White Sox slugger Ron Kittle will test the fairways at Catamount Ranch & Club during this weekend's Celebrity Golf Classic, which benefits Tier 2 sports at Steamboat Springs High School.

Officials lift water-use ban

Tests show no signs of contamination after pipe break

A ban on water use in west Steamboat Springs was lifted Thursday afternoon after tests on nine water samples showed no signs of contamination. City officials made the announcement at about 1 p.m., almost 48 hours after the ban was implemented.

Community donations equal nonprofit support

Giving a little helps a lot.

Vail Christian bumps past Soroco in three

The temperature in the gym in St. Clare in Edwards when Vail Christian hosted Soroco on Thursday was just fine, thank you.

Deb Babcock: Slow food movement

Last month at the Strings in the Mountains tent, Steve Schroeder, former president of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, talked about health care and the critical issues facing Americans as we try to live healthy lifestyles.

A mash-up of musical styles, people and beer

Playing two sets, especially when you only have one record's worth of original material, can be a stretch.

CD reviews

Reviews of Kanye West, "Graduation," and Ann Wilson, "Hope & Glory"

Finding Americana

Kort McCumber combines roots rock, bluegrass and country

Since he last played Steamboat Springs in June, Kort McCumber - peddler of Americana and player of many stringed instruments - has finished up a sixth record and won a songwriting contest at the Founders Title Folk and Bluegrass Festival in Utah.

Steamboat briefs for Sept. 14

A recent resignation has opened a spot on the Yampa Town Board.

Vanishing point

The Depot's "Points on a Compass" looks at past, future

The three bodies of work in the Depot Art Center's "Points on a Compass," contributing artist Phoebe Fulkerson said, have a common theme: they all convey a sense of disappearing.

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Fruits of labor

Steamboat Art Museum presents its first international show, about apples

With its fourth full show, the Steamboat Art Museum is making a jump.

Mudslide cleanup continues

Electric company investigating cause of River Road slide

The Yampa Valley Electric Association is investigating the cause of last week's River Road mudslide amid allegations from a property owner that the electric company's recent trenching in the area is to blame.

Margaret Hair: Preserving culture by the spoonful

On Saturday, the second annual Chuckwagon Chili Challenge (part of the third annual Downtown Hoedown) will go back-to-back with the fourth annual Festival of the Americas.

Steamboat's first 50-mile 'ultra' kicks off Saturday

Betsy Kalmeyer has dreamed of bringing an ultramarathon to the area's prime mountain trails ever since she first moved to Steamboat Springs.

Soroco, Hayden football open league play tonight

The outcome of today's Class 1A Western Slope League football opener for Soroco and Meeker might be determined on the first drive.

Steamboat looks for complete game against Eagle Valley

For six quarters this year, the Steamboat Springs High School football team has played well.

Battle Mountain beats Steamboat at the net, wins, 3-0

The last time the Battle Mountain girls volleyball team visited Steamboat Springs, they rolled over the Sailors, outscoring them, 75-31, in an emotional final home game last year.

Race, chili and Festival highlight Saturday events

On Saturday, Kristin Cronin will put her white chicken chili to the test.

The Record for Sept. 12

3:34 a.m. A wild animal reportedly was in a woman's freezer in the 1800 block of Huckleberry Lane.

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Courthouse renovation, expansion to come online in October

Wednesday's dedication of the new Routt County Justice Center, and a massive move to the new facility this weekend, clear the way for county officials to renovate the downtown Routt County Courthouse and Courthouse Annex.

Turning pro

Steamboat Springs Orchestra launches its first full season Saturday

For the first concert of its first full season, the Steamboat Springs Orchestra will rehearse only four times.