News for Friday, August 7, 2009



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Thackery plays blues for friends

'Blues on the Elk River' brings guitarist to the public

North Routt resident Larry McCoy has been booking blues guitar powerhouse Jimmy Thackery in Clark since the early 1980s. At 3 p.m. Sunday, Thackery and The Drivers will headline a concert at Glen Eden Resort.

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First Friday Artwalk listings

Featuring art openings at formal galleries, alternative venues, retail stores and restaurants, the August First Friday Artwalk includes several showings of new work, along with continued presentations of summer shows. Receptions are from 5 to 8 p.m. today and are free and open to all ages, unless otherwise noted. Many events include refreshments and live entertainment.

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Softball team earns 2nd place at Special Olympics

This summer has been about a lot more than winning for local softball coach Chris Kuxhaus, who prefers to focus on building his players' confidence and skill levels while making sure they're having a good time.

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Snowmass event offers youth development riders opportunity

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club cyclists will travel to the Mountain States Cup race in Snowmass on Saturday. As usual, Linnea Dixson, Sarah Dixson, Dane Dixson, Mark Dennis, Sam Chovan and Alec Schaffer will be among the field.

Jamey Swiggart dominates Montana State Junior Open tennis

Rising Steamboat Springs High School sophomore Jamey Swiggart admits he was a little overwhelmed playing No. 1 singles as a freshman on the tennis team.

Steamboat rugby aims for 3rd straight Ski Town Classic win

There's more at stake than just a trophy when the Steamboat Rugby Club takes to the field Saturday at the Ski Town Classic Rugby Tournament in Park City, Utah.

Court briefs: Attorney asks for delay in marijuana case

The case against Timothy Nelson, a Hayden man arrested on suspicion of growing marijuana, was delayed Wednesday at the request of his attorney.

Fortress reports $171M net loss

Intrawest's parent company releases 2nd-quarter financials

Fortress Investment Group reported a $171 million net loss for the second quarter, which ended June 30. The company saw a net loss of $250 million in the second quarter of 2008.

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Marijuana dispensary laws vague

City considers regulations for budding industry

Colorado's regulations governing medical marijuana dispensaries are vague or nonexistent. On Tuesday, the Steamboat Springs City Council rejected a proposed emergency moratorium on such businesses to allow city officials enough time to craft an ordinance governing them.

Tax increases head to Hayden voters

Town to decide whether to charge more for lodging, car rentals

Hayden residents will vote on two proposed taxes in November. The Hayden Town Council decided at its meeting Thursday to take accommodations and car-rental taxes to voters.

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What to do this weekend for Aug. 7 to 9

- Intermediate Showcase Day - Perry-Mansfield, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Rob Douglas: Health care responsibility reform

The health care reform debate - pitting President Barack Obama and liberal Democrats on one side against Republicans and conservative Democrats on the other - is wildly misnamed.

The Record for August 5

12:02 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers arrested a 26-year-old Steamboat man on suspicion of driving while ability impaired and driving a defective vehicle after a traffic stop at Whistler Road and Athens Plaza.

House of Cards: Red Hawk Village: A case study

Walk into the Steamboat Springs offices of Mountain Valley Communities and an empty desk will greet you. It turns out a receptionist is an expendable luxury for the company in times like these.

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House of Cards Part 2: The mortgage market folds

Erik Griepentrog doesn't take bagels to work on Mondays anymore. For Griepentrog, it is one of many steps - others include selling a car and cutting back on child care expenses - he and his family have taken in the past year to curb spending.

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Cornbread to perform Saturday in Oak Creek

For the past few years, Graham Geppert has played bass in rock bands with his peers. For the past few months, he has joined his father and two other musicians in a traditional bluegrass band called Cornbread.

Steamboat briefs: Cancer study enrollment to take place during Relay

In an effort to better understand ways to prevent cancer, the American Cancer Society is recruiting 500,000 adults nationwide for a new research study called CPS-3.