News for Monday, September 24, 2007



Small propane tank explodes in Hayden

No injuries, little damage reported in morning blast

A small propane tank explosion shook Hayden this morning, but little damage and no injuries were reported.

Coming to Search and Rescue's aid

Randall Hannaway, president of Routt County Search and Rescue, figures his group of 50 rescuers puts in as many or more volunteer hours as any organization in the county.

Steamboat residents work together to save injured pet

When Dancy St. John got home from picking up her children at school Tuesday evening, she heard yelping and barking coming from her backyard, where the Elk River runs at the bottom of a 40-foot drop.

Johnson uses winter driving skills to win Production GT

There wasn't a driver with a bigger smile on his face than Matthew Johnson when the conditions for Sunday's Rally Colorado turned overcast and gloomy.

The Record for Sept. 22

1:50 a.m. A woman reported two or three drunken men in the street yelling near the 200 block of Lincoln Avenue. The men were gone when Steamboat Springs police officers arrived.

Steamboat briefs for Sept. 25

Sections of Routt County Road 16, also known as Lynx Pass, will be closed to traffic today through Friday for bridge replacement. The closed section is 10 miles south of the intersection of C.R. 212 and C.R. 16. A different section of C.R. 16 will be closed Oct. 1 through 5 for another bridge replacement. Motorists who need to head south over Lynx Pass must use Colorado Highway 134 via Gore Pass. Call the Routt County Road and Bridge Department at 870-5308 for more information.

Monday Medical: Register to become a bone marrow donor to help others

Imagine you or someone you know needed a bone marrow or stem cell transplant to treat a deadly disease or immune system disorder. One of the first questions you'd ask is, "How hard is it to find a match?"

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Rail spur nears next hurdle

Planning commissioners to consider Xcel's application tonight

After receiving hesitant approval from the Routt County Planning Commission, Xcel Energy is approaching its potentially final hurdle in receiving county approval for a proposed rail spur east of Hayden. The project has been in the works for four years.

Adult day service for seniors will add to long-term care options

As older adults make up a growing segment of the U.S. population, there is an increasing emphasis on services that help keep seniors independent, living with families or living with caregivers instead of in skilled nursing or assisted-living facilities.

Luke Graham: Enough with all the coach-speak

Football lends itself to predictions. While coaches preach "one day at a time, one week at a time," it's always more fun to look ahead.