News for Friday, November 21, 2008

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Wrestlers place high in meets

The Steamboat Peewee wrestling program enjoyed success at tournaments each of the past two weekends.

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New ski coach looks forward to season

Kate Warner said she's almost always a meticulous person - planned, prepared and punctual. Almost, of course, is the key word. There was nothing meticulous about Warner's spur-of-the-moment move to Steamboat Springs.

Vandahl, Calkins expected to redshirt

Former Sailors learning the college basketball ropes as freshmen

Michael Vandahl and Aaron Calkins spent the better part of three years terrorizing the Western Slope League.

Reiter, Mueller finish strong

Last season was rough for Steamboat Springs snowboarder Erica Mueller. Last week was even harder.

Steamboat briefs for Nov. 21

City Clerk Julie Jordan placed on indefinite leave

The Record for Nov. 19

12:05 a.m. An ambulance was requested in Steamboat Springs for a highly intoxicated 19-year-old woman. She was cited for minor in possession.

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A fair trade for charity

Work of Human Hands benefits artisans in developing countries

When Work of Human Hands fair trade craft bazaar organizers look through a catalog to select items to sell, they find stories from the wood-carvers, papermakers and jewelers who produce those items.

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Mainstreet: Spend locally

Group aims to prevent flow of dollars out of Steamboat

Wary about dollars slipping away through online and out-of-town sales, Mainstreet Steamboat Springs again is launching a "shop local" campaign in the holiday season.

118 try for city manager spot

Flood of applicants vying to be Steamboat's top administrator

An application deadline to become Steamboat Springs' next city manager has passed, and 118 people have applied for the job of the city's top administrator. Phil McKenney, of executive search firm Peckham & McKenney, said he is pleasantly surprised by the high level of interest in the position.

Airman's spirits high in Iraq

Routt County resident says she's enjoying the experience

Airman 1st Class Rebekah LaDue said her experience in Iraq has been valuable.

Airman's spirits high in Iraq

Routt County resident says she's enjoying the experience

Airman 1st Class Rebekah LaDue said her experience in Iraq has been valuable.

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Food sought for '08 community dinner

United Way expects about 450 attendees

From turkey to cranberry sauce to green bean casserole, Routt County United Way is in need of food donations to feed the estimated 450 people who will pack the Steamboat Springs Community Center for next week's annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner.

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Frogs Gone Fishin' is working its way into the business

Hooked on music

At 2 p.m. on a Tuesday, the four recent college graduates who make up Denver funk rock band Frogs Gone Fishin' are gathered around their kitchen table. Frogs Gone Fishin' is keeping busy by playing regional gigs.

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Rob Douglas: The people hidden behind the numbers

We all should make it a priority to ensure none of our neighbors goes hungry or cold

On Tuesday evening, the Steamboat Springs City Council members born with Y chromosomes outvoted the council's sisters of fiscal sanity and passed a 2009 budget with numbers even Miss Whittier would decry as excessively Pollyannaish.

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Reeling in the reels

Film festival has about 40 submissions for growing snow-movie event

Brian McCleary didn't necessarily mean to start Bent & Broken Productions. He just wanted to get what his friends were doing with skis, snowboards and snowmobiles on tape.

On scene: Little snowboarder that could

Little snowboarder that could

CD review for Nov. 21, 2008

Ra Ra Riot

Layoffs affect 16 at Ski and Resort Corp.

Diamond: Not all impacted workers will lose jobs outright

This week's layoffs affected 16 Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. employees, Ski Corp. President Chris Diamond confirmed Thursday.

ILC loses Section 8 program

Rent-assistance vouchers go through Grand Junction

As of Nov. 5, the Grand Junction Housing Authority took control of all Section 8 housing vouchers in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties. Colorado Division of Housing officials said they took the program away from the Independent Life Center in Craig because it could not meet federal administration requirements. Section 8 vouchers pay the majority of a person's rent on a scale dependent upon income and number of children. Eligibility is based on the same factors.

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Smokeout educates students

Steamboat youths engage in interactive anti-smoking lessons

Steamboat Springs High School sophomore Jessie Dunlop donned a less-than-fashionable "40-pound purse" - a portable oxygen tank - Thursday, getting a feel for what life would be like down the road with smoking-induced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

New Pioneers honored

Community Alliance event spotlights sustainable practices

When Steve Aigner describes the people and enterprises nominated as 2008's New Pioneers of the Yampa Valley, he lands on one word: "courageous."

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'Twilight' puts stake in music

Premiere after party features local DJ and themed prizes

There is a lot of subtlety in the song selection on the original motion picture soundtrack for "Twilight."

Margaret Hair: Thanksgiving, Steamboat style

In an extremely dorky moment after work on Monday, I decided to start a recipe binder, complete with dividers for main dishes, sides, desserts and bread.