News for Friday, July 18, 2008



Youth tournament starts today

The 24th annual Steamboat Mountain Soccer Tournament may be down a little in numbers this year, but that doesn't mean the effect on the local economy isn't still substantial.

Evidence debated for Cisneros murder trial

Motions hearing continues today for Cisneros murder case

District Court Judge Michael O'Hara could make rulings today determining what, if any, evidence will be excluded from Luz Cisneros' upcoming murder trial, as the case's motions hearing continues at the Routt County Justice Center.

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New athletics director hired

Hayden schools' former superintendent steps up to sports

Just two weeks after stepping down as superintendent of Hayden schools, Mike Luppes was hired as the district's new athletics director during a School Board meeting Wednesday evening.

Performing arts school turns 95

Perry-Mansfield celebrates with shows, food, root beer floats

If 95 years have passed since your last old-fashioned root beer float, it might be time to end the drought.

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Routt County prepares for softball showdown

Gary Nelson has three guarantees before he and the Routt County Pirates head to Lakewood for the Mile High Summer Classic Softball Tournament.

On Scene: Tubing the Yampa, kind of

Not that the readers of 4 Points need another "Margaret Hair fails at outdoor activities, almost without fail, all the time" story, but here it goes:

CD review for The Hold Steady, "Stay Positive"

CD review for The Hold Steady, "Stay Positive"

News in Brief for July 18

Barney earns degree from Stanford

The Record for July 18

Wednesday, July 16

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Equal opportunity everything

E.O.E. doesn't hold anything back, from grooves to jokes to jams

"In general, I'm trying not to kill these guys, which promotes the message of the band, which is tolerance," says E.O.E. percussionist Gabriel Velasco, nursing a cup of coffee and reflecting on the marathon session of jovial insults that has just transpired between his bandmates.

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In the fold

Origami teacher shares craft gym schedule with close relative

When Tina Weintraub goes through the 14 steps to make a simple origami jumping frog, it's clear she has spent years using this craft as a way to engage children of all ages.

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Bumpus brings 'Fresh' funk

Chicago act formed out of love for Sly Stone

A few weeks ago, Chicago funk, soul and jam eight-piece band Bumpus went on a West Coast tour for the first time. For 10 years, the soul-fired band has hit up cities across the Midwest and down the East Coast.

Eldridge felt he had to resign

Sheriff Wall not ready to discuss 'issues' with his traffic stop, DWAI conviction

Former Deputy Lance Eldridge said Thursday that he felt "he had no choice" but to resign from the Routt County Sheriff's Office late Tuesday night.

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Rob Douglas: Does one box trump the other?

There are two paths we follow when we seek the official judgment of our fellow citizens. The first path ends at the ballot box. The second concludes at the jury box.

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Volunteers needed to build playgrounds

In 1985, more than 1,000 volunteers worked together to construct 50,000 board feet of playground equipment at Strawberry Park and Soda Creek elementary schools.

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Sparse support for urban growth

County commission votes against three boundary expansions

The Routt County Planning Commission is not in any hurry to extend the Urban Growth Boundary for ambitious developers.

Tennis event to boost Sailors

The Steamboat Springs High School boys and girls tennis teams have done plenty to prove their worth in the past year, both ranking among the most successful programs at the school.

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Johnson, Gardner in spotlight for local grapplers

At first glance, young, blond-haired Tyler Johnson seems to have little in common with the giant of a man standing next to him in a year-old picture.

Margaret Hair: MacMaster brings island music out of isolation

It's not often that a writer gets the chance to ask a well-established, almost-three-decades-in-the-making musician a question she has never heard before.

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On not getting by

'Nickel and Dimed' stage adaptation addresses low-wage America

Auden Thornton, acting as journalist Barbara Ehrenreich, stands on stage in an un-air-conditioned Julie Harris Theatre, sorting clothes and looking a little bored, a little confused.