News for Wednesday, July 2, 2008

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Strings celebrates new venue with gala concert

It is uncommon for classical music concerts to begin with standing, whooping ovations. On Saturday, opening night for the 2008 Strings Music Festival featured two such displays - rowdy ones - well before any performers took the stage.

Knezevich a Soroco finalist for principal

Mader, Rockhold settle in as new superintendents in South Routt, Hayden

Former Steamboat Springs High School Principal Mike Knezevich is one of three finalists to become the South Routt School District's new secondary principal.

Colorado 131 repaving reaches Oak Creek

Detours, delays expected on Main Street in town through July 10; businesses still open

Drivers on Colorado Highway 131 in Oak Creek should expect delays and detours through July 10, as the Colorado Department of Transportation rehabilitates the road through town.

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Haymaker starts golf league

Haymaker Golf Course is trying to make its Thursday afternoons a lot more interesting.

Sailors basketball No. 1 at Gunnison tourney

The opening week of the Luke DeWolfe era as Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball coach couldn't have gone much better.

Steamboat briefs for July 2

Northwest VNA warns about firework risks

The Record for June 30

1:29 p.m. A man was reportedly skateboarding on U.S. Highway 40 on Rabbit Ears Pass. Routt County Sheriff's Office deputies were unable to locate the man.

Murray Tucker, Ph.D.: Money in the bank

If I have money in banks and stocks in my portfolio, I have wealth. If I take that wealth and buy a restaurant, I have a risky business that may or may not yield a return equal to or greater than my passive investment.

Fund Board ballot issue advances

City Council approves first reading and two-question format

City officials gave initial approval Tuesday to a two-part ballot issue that would ask voters whether to renew the city's half-cent sales tax for education and, if so, whether to share its revenues with schools across Routt County.

Ken Brenner: Are we prepared?

The recent articles in the June 23 Today and June 29 Pilot alerting us to a significant increase in the level of interest in Routt County from oil and gas companies hopefully caught your attention. They caught mine. Are we prepared to find the right balance of energy production and good paying jobs with the many direct and indirect impacts to our region?

Our View: Plan supports multi-modal transportation

Nevermind that Routt County commissioners Nancy Stahoviak and Doug Monger ignored the wishes of many Strawberry Park residents and much of the cycling community.

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Joanne Palmer: Traffic is killing my pie obsession

Here in Steamboat Springs we have two seasons: winter and construction.