News for Wednesday, September 19, 2007




Flames destroy home in Hayden

Dog dies, but second pet saved in fire

A fire destroyed a 3,200-square-foot Hayden home Sunday night.

Gene Cook: Enough is enough

Are you concerned about the appearance of Howelsen Hill and the north side of Emerald Mountain? From the Lincoln Avenue canyon it may look OK, but have you looked at it from the higher viewpoints north and east of downtown?

Steamboat briefs for Sept. 19

The LIFT-UP of Routt County Donation Center will be closed until further notice in order to process the large amount of donations it has received from the community.

The Record for Sept. 17

7:11 a.m. A truck ran into a utility pole near Third Street and Lincoln Avenue, knocking out cable service to thousands of Steamboat Springs residents for nearly eight hours. No injuries were reported. Comcast crews later repaired the utility pole.

Our View: Let the healing begin

The Steamboat Springs School Board's hiring of interim superintendent Dr. Sandra Smyser on Tuesday was the first step in a process we hope will improve relationships and trust in a school district and community that need help with both.

Bill Dring: Oppose rail spur

I urge the citizens of Routt County to make their voices heard in opposition to the Xcel rail spur proposal before the Board of County Commissioners' meeting Sept. 24.

Orchestra's performance proves growth

The Steamboat Springs Orchestra ( has become increasingly professional under the able direction of Ernest Richardson. At this point, about 20 of the orchestra's 30 musicians are paid to perform, a number that will increase as more meet professional standards. Such standards include getting it right the first time, and last weekend's concert came close - it required only three rehearsals.

Candidates picnic to provide informal setting

Voters get first organized chance to interact with most Council hopefuls on Friday

Steamboat Springs voters will have their first organized opportunity to meet candidates for City Council on Friday at the City Council Candidates Picnic. Organizers say the picnic, as opposed to a forum or debate, will give the public a relaxed opportunity to chat with the candidates.

Soroco homecoming features food, fun, football

Already three days into homecoming week, South Routt School District students, staff and parents have been "preparing for total Ramination" beginning with tonight's much-anticipated 18th annual Soroco Ram Fan Booster Club Chili Cook-off.

Tease photo

Board selects Smyser

Experienced district leader hired as interim superintendent

Sandra Smyser is the Steamboat Springs School District's new superintendent.

Council passes reduced moratorium

Demolition ban in effect until March

Almost one month after enacting a ban on demolitions and exterior alterations of historic structures, the Steamboat Springs City Council has significantly reduced those restrictions.

Another state appearance on the line for Sailor golfers at regionals

Before the best high school golfers in the state can tee off at Broomfield's Broadlands Golf Course in search of a state title, they must prove themselves at regionals.