News for Friday, September 21, 2007

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Widow of soldier 'sick' over anti-war T-shirts

A former Hayden resident and widow of a soldier killed in Iraq has sharp words about a Flagstaff, Ariz., T-shirt distributor she believes is dishonoring the name of her late husband.

Gunman threatens Rio Blanco deputy

Criminal charges are pending against a 21-year-old Meeker man who was arrested Thursday after he allegedly pointed a loaded assault rifle at a deputy's head, the Rio Blanco County Sheriff's Office reported.

Briefs for September 21

Hearing to unseal records continued

Great Paint Out showcases plein air works

Painting outdoors comes with its challenges - namely, that light changes, and so will the painting if it's not finished in three or four hours.

Center offers hiring help

Workshop to explain employee documentation law

Colorado's new employment verification law is the topic of a roundtable discussion at Howelsen Lodge on Monday.

Briefs for September 20

Hearing to unseal records in murder case is today

On Scene

It's often difficult to find regional variations in the age of mass media.

Happy hours

Happy hours

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Day of atonement

Jewish community reflects on past year for High Holy Days

Throughout the years, the Jewish community in Steamboat Springs has shifted from its role as a gathering place for the High Holy Days to a place for communal worship and learning.

The Record for September 18

Tuesday, Sept. 18

Margaret Hair: 'Dinner and a Movie' is back

Dori Weiss won't tell me what five movies she plans to show in her "Dinner and a Movie" series, which will be held at the Steamboat Smokehouse for the next five Thursdays.

Tough-luck Rams prep for Mustangs

It's not exactly how Soroco High School football coach David Bruner drew it up. In his first year at the helm - and with an offense designed to make the scoreboard flicker like a firecracker - Bruner has had to take a different approach with a small and inexperienced team.</p

Golf in sixth straight state tourney

Playing on a big stage with big stakes, the Steamboat Springs High School golf team shot its lowest score of the year at Thursday's regional tournament in Cortez.

Hayden looks to get on track

Football plays Paonia tonight

Maybe the best part of regular-season high school football is that there's always next week.

Ready to rally

Fast course, high stakes highlight Rally Colorado

There's not a huge margin for error for the top drivers in this year's Rally America Championship tour.

Craft gems

Program at Arts & Crafts Gym makes creating even easier

Since it opened in January, the Steamboat Arts &amp; Crafts Gym has offered space and materials for visiting or local art fans to make projects ranging from finger painting to quilt making.

Poppin', funky Latin

ONDA combines tight horns with Afro-Cuban rhythms

Mixing Latin rhythms with American song forms isn't anything new - Dizzy Gillespie and Chano Pozo did it popularly in the 1940s, and without that collaboration, Latin jazz might have come a lot later to the scene.

Twentymile Coal Co. cited

Emergency response plan fails to meet federal standards

The federal Mine Safety and Health Administration has cited Twentymile Coal Co. for a failure to file an acceptable emergency response plan for its Foidel Creek Mine in Routt County. Out of 455 underground coal mines in the United States, Twentymile is the only one without an approved emergency response plan, the MSHA said.

The wild and wooly days

Bandanna's reunion show a relic from the way music was

As a way of explaining what live music was like in Steamboat Springs 30 years ago, Rick Bear slides a yellowed bar tab across the table.

Jane McLeod: Too good to be forgotten

Parsley is undoubtedly one of the most familiar herbs - maybe even too familiar to generate much excitement. Some of us dismissed it as a garnish that was perched (often with a slice of orange) on the side of every restaurant entree we ordered. Little did we know, or probably care, that the little clump of ruffled leaves was packed with vitamins, minerals and antiseptic chlorophyll, making it a beneficial as well as attractive garnishing herb.

Crunching the numbers

More information needed for Oak Creek annexation move

After a lengthy and impassioned Oak Creek Planning Commission meeting Wednesday, developer Heather Kline was left with two options for her Darling Annexation proposal: come back with current construction costs and make another presentation to the Planning Commission, or leave nearly two years of work behind.

The Record for September 19

Wednesday, Sept. 19

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Company training

Emerald City Opera teaches singing, acting in workshops

Holding your own on an opera stage goes beyond singing - you also have to be able to stand up and sit down in a hoop skirt.