Friday, July 31
Kent Nightwalker says shot was only intended to scare bear away
An Eighth Street resident admitted to killing a bear in downtown Steamboat Springs on July 20, but he said the shot was intended only to scare the bear away. Kent Nightwalker said he intended to shoot into the dirt and accidentally killed the male bear.
Grades 4 to 6
Steamboat squad hosts Breckenridge on Saturday
Shortened season or not, the Steamboat Springs Rugby Club has the opportunity Saturday to put another big check on its to-do list. Steamboat and Breckenridge play at 2 p.m. Saturday at Whistler Field to decide the 2009 Mountain League Championship.
There are a lot of things to like about the 15th annual Mount Werner Classic. Race routes climb some of the most spectacular parts of the mountain, allowing for late summer views not seen often in the valley.
Former Steamboat Springs City Council President Kevin Bennett is considering running for a second tour of duty on a "back to basics" platform of protecting the city's water, expanding parks and open space and slowing the pace of development in Steamboat Springs.
When more than $30,000 went missing from a local real estate agency in March 2008, the owner became suspicious and started looking into accounting practices.
The Yampa Valley Community Foundaiton's Northwest Colorado Rural Philanthropy Days event is scheduled for Sept. 16 to 18 at the Sheraton Steamboat Resort. All local nonprofit groups are invited. The conference includes forums with Front Range funders and government representatives, along with networking and learning real world tools. The $115 early registration is available through today. The keynote speaker is Robert Egger, author of "Begging for Change: The Dollars and Sense of Making Nonprofits Responsive, Efficient and Rewarding for All." Register at www.northwestrpd.org or call the Community Foundation at 970-879-8632.
12:54 a.m. Colorado Division of Wildlife officers and Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a bear in the 3100 block of Columbine Drive.
In the words of her family, Carol Jacobson was: A spontaneous gift buyer. A dirty-fingernails girl. A woman of marvelous ability, character and fortitude. An artist. The greatest mom, the greatest daughter, a real blessing.
At 1 p.m. today, Bravo's "Top Chef" winner and Boulder chef Hosea Rosenberg will give an interactive cooking demonstration at Torian Plum Plaza as part of the sixth annual Wine Festival at Steamboat.
At 7 p.m. today, Freddy Jones Band will take the stage at the bottom of Howelsen Hill as part of the 2009 Steamboat Springs Free Summer Concert Series. Local bluegrass and folk rock band Missed the Boat opens the concert at 6 p.m.
Every Thursday at 8 a.m. for the past year and a half, Carol Jacobson and Janet Sheridan sat in a corner at Serendipity Cafe & Coffee Shop as friends and writing partners. The two women would read works that the other had written and offer critique and advice.
The leader of Vail Resorts said Thursday that the company has had to get more agile during the past year and has learned some important lessons.
Big turnout for forum Thursday
Vail Valley banker Dan Godec knows what he and the folks at Community Banks of Colorado have been doing to weather this economic storm. But it was good to hear another company's doing many of the same things.
The fate of Ruth's Chris Steak House now is in the hands of a district judge who will decide whether the struggling, upscale restaurant must remain committed to the seven years left on its downtown Aspen lease, which commands $35,412 a month.
Fueled by a retiring baby boomer generation with an affinity for mountain resort property, Routt County's real estate market ballooned to unfathomable levels in the middle part of this decade. But the housing bubble has burst, and the real estate development market in Steamboat and ski towns like it might never be the same.
A day after reportedly falling off his skateboard, resident Shane Braselton, 20, was pronounced dead Wednesday in Grand Junction, Moffat County Coroner Owen Grant said.
It would take unheard of walk-up business at the Wine Festival at Steamboat this weekend to boost lodging occupancy to 2008 levels for the first weekend in August.
Jennifer Calderazzo and her husband, Michael Warren, proved this year that you can come home to Steamboat Springs, even in difficult economic times.
Wine Festival at Steamboat seminars - Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel, starting at 11:30 a.m.
According to the Steamboat Pilot & Today, at about 10 p.m. July 20, Towny Anderson heard a gunshot. Anderson looked out his window and saw a slain bear lying on the ground next to an overturned garbage can. Anderson didn't see who shot the bear.
Thursday, July 30
If local veterans are anything like Mike Condie, the discharge presentation they got before concluding a tour of military service likely went in one ear and out the other.
When Dane Dixson crashed on Howelsen Hill in January of 2006, the reality of head trauma set in for the Dixson family.
At this point in his season, nerves are never the biggest problem for Frank Ruppel. The 10-year-old local swimmer admits the first meet of the season might carry some nerves, but after that, it's all excitement.
On Friday, the Pilot & Today will unveil Part 1 of a five-part series titled "House of Cards: The rise and fall of Routt County's real estate economy." Staff members have spent the past couple of months reporting this in-depth look at the buildup and fallout of the real estate-driven economy.
12:02 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department and Colorado Division of Wildlife officers were called to a report of a bear in the 1300 block of Morgan Court.
The Steamboat Wine Festival is still in need of a few volunteers for the Friday Stroll on July 31 and the Grand Tasting on Aug. 1. The wine festival benefits the local adaptive ski program, S.T.A.R.S. Volunteers who work a four-hour shift earn a free festival ticket for Friday or Saturday. For more information, e-mail email@example.com.
Kimberly Saari teams up with bistro c.v. to present new work, new wine
For an art show that will share an opening reception time with the Stroll of Steamboat Grand Tasting, mixed-media artist Rob Williams kept red, whites and roses in mind.
Inaugural event features local, national talent in range of media
Almost 40 performances, workshops and demonstrations are on schedule for the inaugural Steamboat All Arts Festival. Molly Killien, spokeswoman for the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association, described the festival as the "newest and most collaborative event in Steamboat Springs."
A modest 1 1/2 story home at 634 Oak St. is among Steamboat Springs' oldest and most rare structures. The Bourguin House, already on the Routt County Register of Historic Places, has been deemed worthy of addition to the Steamboat Springs Register.
Community Alliance organizer: Video wasn't meant for public
Iowa State University has removed a video from its Web site featuring Community Alliance of the Yampa Valley organizer Steve Aigner, who is a professor emeritus in the school's Department of Sociology. A university official said the video was removed at Aigner's request.
The Steamboat Springs Police Department will have one more patrol officer on the streets in the next couple of months, thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice's COPS Grant program.
A fire near Rangely had been limited Wednesday morning to "creeping and smoldering," the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit reported. However, afternoon winds of as fast as 30 miles per hour helped cause the fire to pick up "significantly," and grow to span about 1,330 acres of Bureau of Land Management property, according to the FMU.
Houston golfer shoots past field in local tournament
For the second time in three years, Houston resident Chris Lauinger has lassoed the title in the Cowboy Shootout junior golf tournament. Lauinger shot a 71 to lead the field in the 16- to 18-year-old division.
Steamboat Youth Lacrosse 2009 Summer League
Wednesday, July 29
2009 Coed Summer Soccer League
The Steamboat Springs 9-and 10-year-old and 11- and 12-year-old Little League teams were knocked out of their respective state tournaments during the weekend.
Colorado's lone stage race of the year is coming to Steamboat in September. The inaugural Steamboat Springs Bicycle Stage Race is slated for Sept. 4 to 7.
Ryan Bradley may not know all the details of Howelsen Hill's long and proud Olympic tradition, but he understands what it takes to be an Olympian.
Now that Hayden residents have wisely approved a home rule charter and taken the first steps toward adopting new taxes, it's time the town passes a half-cent sales tax for education similar to the one collected in Steamboat Springs.
2 bruins euthanized; trash not being secured, officials say
Wildlife officials euthanized a bear in Aspen during the weekend and another one in Glenwood Springs, in a season that's shaping up to be a deadly one for bruins lured by human food and irresponsibility.
Longtime local was a gun enthusiast, repair shop owner
Lorna Lou Farrow, a local shooting enthusiast and co-owner of Farrow Repair Service in western Steamboat Springs, died Tuesday after she was struck by a dump truck while checking her mailbox on U.S. Highway 40.
Play features absurd jokes, local students
Cody Poirot will appear this weekend in a production of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic operetta "The Pirates of Penzance." Shows are at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at Perry-Mansfield's Julie Harris Theatre; tickets are limited.
Monday, July 27 12:10 a.m. A traffic stop was made in the 100 block of Trafalgar Drive. Police issued two tickets for underage consumption of alcohol.
The Port Chester, N.Y., Police Department's investigation into the death of Chris Corna continues, Lt. James Ladeairous said Tuesday. Ladeairous said there are no updates on the investigation, which is pending a toxicology report from the Westchester County, N.Y., Medical Examiner's Office.
Robinson Construction would finish trails, landscaping under deal
Robinson Construction and the town of Hayden could extend their agreement on Lake Village subdivision, meaning the Oregon-based contractor would do more work than planned.
In an effort to protect the interests of Northwest Colorado's energy industry, the Colorado Geological Survey plans to apply for a $5 million federal recovery grant to test whether the hills north of Hamilton would be suitable for carbon sequestration.
I met Greg Scott during a golf trip in Phoenix, and Greg was indeed a great golfer. His sense of humor, stories and helpful hints about the course made it a great four-day trip.
Growth can be good. In a strong economic environment where existing year-round employers are adding to staff and new business/light industry is moving to the valley with high-paying, stable, year-round jobs, planned communities such as Steamboat 700 are viable and desirable.
Liam Baxter became the 391st member of the Boys & Girls Club of Steamboat Springs during its open house Tuesday. The club, a branch of the Boys & Girls Club of Craig, opened its doors June 8.
Police allege Dean Mowatt stole credit card information from guests
A fifth individual has been arrested in connection with what police are calling the "Jamaican lottery scam" investigation, which already has seen four other Routt County residents federally indicted and arraigned.
4-day culinary event features TV show winner, seminars, tastings
The day Gail Wiltshire heard Boulder fish chef Hosea Rosenberg had been chosen to compete on the Bravo TV cooking competition "Top Chef," the TeamSage Productions employee and sixth annual Wine Festival at Steamboat organizer called Rosenberg's restaurant.
As the parents and sister of Rebecca Green, we would like to thank the people of Steamboat Springs for your love and concern. You took us into your homes and cared for our every need. Your expressions of sympathy were true and heartfelt. We now understand why Rebecca loved this town so much.
One of the many things I love about living in Steamboat is that I don't have to dress up to go anywhere. Jeans and shorts are appropriate for almost any function, including the biggies: graduations, weddings and funerals.
Tuesday, July 28
No new cases have been reported regarding the King Soopers and City Market recall of nearly 500,000 pounds of beef products because of a possible salmonella contamination, the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association said Tuesday.
In the far northern constellation of Auriga the Charioteer, not far from the bright star Capella, an astronomical mystery is about to play out, as it has every 27 years for the past century. Professional astronomers and citizen astronomers worldwide are watching and waiting for the star Epsilon Aurigae to begin to fade during August. Epsilon Aurigae is an eclipsing binary star, not in and of itself very unusual, but the object that is creating the eclipse remains one of the most puzzling of astronomical mysteries.
Greg Scott was Northwest Colorado's favorite singing cowboy, one of those special personalities who define a community for longtime residents and loyal visitors. Subtract him from the Yampa Valley and the cultural landscape has been irretrievably diminished. But as we've learned so poignantly this summer, life must and will go on.
Commissioners forced to set daily Board of Equalization hearings
Perhaps a sign of the recession, Routt County Commissioners - sitting as the Routt County Board of Equalization - are scheduled to hear about 450 property valuation appeals this year, which Commissioner Diane Mitsch Bush said is twice the usual amount.
Operator shoots for September opening
A local couple has signed a lease to reopen the Space Station gas station and convenience store in downtown Steamboat Springs. The station at Seventh Street and Lincoln Avenue has sat vacant for more than two years, and its owner was nearly cited for nuisance issues by the city.
Boy Scouts-affiliated program encourages outdoor activities
A couple of local teens are organizing a Venture Crew that will provide Steamboat Springs' young adults with access to a number of outdoor activities. Venture Crew is a youth development program created by Boy Scouts of America for young men and women ages 14 to 20.
Area Wildlife Manager Jim Haskins, of the Colorado Division of Wildlife, said the agency has identified a single suspect in last week's shooting of a bear in downtown Steamboat Springs.
Akron/Family pushes the limits of music categories
Recently, Akron/Family has shifted in a new direction, building on what it knew and what it likes to create - a fluid concept-rock-without-a-theme sound that'll be on display Wednesday at Ghost Ranch Saloon. The show starts at 9 p.m., and tickets are $10 at the door.
Men's B League
Sunday, July 26 12:03 a.m. A traffic stop was made at Walton Creek Road and Village Drive. The driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, and the vehicle was towed.
Sale features antique prints and newer paintings
At 11 a.m. Thursday, the 11th annual "Spirit of the American West" fine art show and sale opens at the Steamboat Springs Center for Visual Arts. Mary Williams' collection will be on display and available for sale through Sunday, and the gallery will extend its hours through the weekend.
During a new campaign called "Taking It to the Streets," anyone interested in signing up for classes at Colorado Mountain College doesn't have to go to the campus to do so. The college will set up registration tents from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., beginning today, at a number of locations in town.
Monday, July 27
Disability Awareness Week is a time to think about challenges facing people with disabilities or, taking awareness one step further, to pretend to have a disability.
Steamboat Institute announces its speakers for event in August
The Steamboat Institute has announced its slate of speakers for the inaugural Freedom Conference in August. The Institute promotes limited government, lower taxes, free markets, a strong national defense and individual rights and responsibilities as its mission.
There's a lot to like about action sports. The once second-tiered sports world of the X Games, Dew Tour - and anything else that involves a little bit of lunacy - has come a long way in the past 15 to 20 years.
Bamboo stems, crystal glasses part of performances
In addition to the traditional Bach and Brahms, this week's musical offerings at the Strings Music Pavilion bring brass, gold and crystal, as well as bamboo and blues, to the stage.
2:57 a.m. Department of Wildlife officers were dispatched to a report of a bear in the 400 block of Dabney Lane.
Running Series results: Spring Creek Memorial
Racers made three, four or five laps on the 13-mile course in the Greenridge Enduro race, but it didn't take Steamboat Springs daredevil Kerry Lofy very long to figure out why it's called enduro racing.
YVMC has always paid special attention to its pediatric patients, especially when it comes to radiation dosage.
Registration is under way for the 2009 Steamboat Triathlon, Aug. 30 at Lake Catamount. Offering a sprint-distance event, the triathlon takes place entirely in Steamboat Springs.
All bugs have a purpose here on Earth. It's just that some bugs tend to - well, bug us more than others.
Open house event is at 4 p.m. Tuesday
The Boys & Girls Club of Steamboat Springs has come a long way since opening its doors June 8. This week, people can see for themselves. The club is holding an open house at 4 p.m. Tuesday at its location in the George P. Sauer Human Services Center on Seventh Street.
Generations of all sorts took to the courts, and that was the best part of the weekend's Steamboat Tennis Association Championships, Jim Swiggart said Sunday after the final matches had ended.
Standing next to his mother, 3-year-old Vincent Schierenberg, blond hair sticking out from beneath a light green baseball hat, extended his right arm toward a black 1962 Chevrolet Impala. "That's cool," he said.
Sunday, July 26
Search and Rescue spotted riders from the air Sunday
A 15-year-old girl and 25-year-old woman who became lost after horseback riding Saturday were rescued Sunday afternoon near the Sarvis Creek Wilderness Area in South Routt County.
The following is a list of people booked into the Routt County Jail on suspicion of the listed charges. The arresting agency is listed in parentheses.
1:50 a.m. Routt County Sheriff's Officials assisted a motorist at mile marker six off Routt County Road 14.
Real estate transactions for July 16 to 23
Mr. Lewis : you are correct in that the CAYV has never publicly stated that they are an advocate of no-growth. However, when the leader of the CAYV has the opportunity to speak freely outside the controlled confines of well-rehearsed and scripted speech that takes place within the Yampa Valley - the truth is finally told. : Please explain to us how on your Web site and in public forums your organization states, "The Community Alliance has a long history of working on growth issues." : Yet, in the sixth sentence of his lecture in the friendly confines of Iowa State University only 3 months ago, (Steve) Aigner states, "The organization for which I now organize, the Community Alliance of the Yampa Valley, has fought growth forever."
I was heartened to read John Salazar's commentary concerning health care in last week's Pilot & Today. If Mr. Salazar means what he says about the problems, we can solve them well short of the essential nationalization of the industry under the current House bill.
Several years ago, I attended a forum on growth that the Community Alliance of the Yampa Valley sponsored. It was a two-night event, with a panel of experts from all across the state. I was so impressed, I joined CAYV that night. It wasn't long after I found myself on the board of directors, and I am proud to represent the Community Alliance.
Who in their right mind would kill an innocent bear looking for food in an alley in downtown Steamboat? I am so angry about this. I hope that the authorities find whoever did it and he is charged in court. Then he should be sentenced to the same jail time, fine and community service given to Michael Vick.
After reading about the bear shot in downtown Steamboat, I could only think of one thing. Why are some residents storing their trash outside? This tragedy could have been so easily avoided if folks would keep food sources such as trash, birdseed and pet food locked away indoors with trash going out the morning of pickup. This is standard procedure in the mountains and law in some towns. I hope you find your renegade bear-killer, but in the meantime, by simple common sense changes in our own behavior, we can keep the bears in the Colorado mountains wild ... and alive.
Alas, we don't need more opinions unsupported by facts. Health care reform is a difficult enough problem without fanning the flames with unsubstantiated comments as Mr. McConnell (July 12: The Suicide Option) did when he launched into typical G-No-P rhetoric. To wit:
I was just informed that Greg Scott passed away a few days ago. Sadly, his passing leaves a void in the Yampa Valley that may never be filled. Greg was my friend for more than 30 years, through my tenure in Steamboat and after I moved to Maui.
It was a tough move politically, but Routt County commissioners were correct last week to restore full hours and salaries for 11 airport employees and the building department's electrical inspector.
August FUNraiser event will help church pay for $5 million project
Father Ernest Bayer, of Holy Name Catholic Church, is inviting the community to a "big party." The church is holding a fundraiser Aug. 9 at Saddleback Ranch, west of Steamboat Springs.
Glenda Hachenberger and Edward Meagher III have announced that David Henderson has joined Woodstone Consulting in Steamboat Springs as an executive performance consultant.
The U.S. Forest Service is reminding campers to be careful with campfires this summer.
Judging by pre-game warm-ups, Steamboat Springs 9- and 10-year-old Little League All-Star coach Craig Pasternak figured it could be a long day.
Matches played Saturday
The sixth Hayden Public Library Reader of the Week is 4-year-old Valeria Gutierrez.
Bill Meyers is fast, and he isn't about to let his age slow him down.
Unless one is actually in the market for a $6 million home, it's difficult to wrangle an invitation to tour one of the Yampa Valley's showcase properties. Residents and visitors have a chance Aug. 1 to glimpse how the other half lives while making a difference for a range of local nonprofit organizations. They also can make notes about custom details that could be incorporated into the remodel of a more modest Steamboat home.
Steamboat Springs City Council voted in favor of allowing Howelsen Place developer Green Courte Partners to sell six remaining one-bedroom condos formerly reserved for qualified buyers under income-based deed restrictions to market-rate buyers. In exchange, Green Courte has agreed to make cash payments to the city's affordable housing fund at the closing of each unit. A seventh unit sold under the previous deed restrictions is occupied by a longtime Steamboat resident.
To Lawrence Jaconetta, the burritos at Lupita's Cantina are a work of art. With ingredients he selects and toppings he chooses, the burritos are tortilla-wrapped acts of expression for the Oak Creek artist.
This year's Behind the Boat skiing and wakeboard camp at Bald Eagle Lake featured plenty of new faces. Nikko Landeros, though, is an old hand by now.
Firm wins honor for office design
When Vertical Arts designers and architects crafted their space, they hoped to keep the environment conducive to collaboration. "We wanted to create an open loft space as our studio because we work close together as teams," designer Katy Vaughn said.
Silverthorne has a Target, and Eagle County has a Home Depot. Now, both of the mountain communities within 100 miles of Steamboat Springs are on track to get the national retailer they are missing.
75 years ago - From the Friday, July 27, 1934, edition of The Steamboat Pilot (Golden Anniversary Edition; the Pilot ran several letters to the editor from Colorado newspapermen and some from local residents, celebrating 50 years in operation):
Meghan Hartley, a May graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, was awarded a $2,000 Presidential Scholarship for the 2009-10 academic year at Western Washington University.
The abundant hay crop being harvested this week in the Elk and Yampa river valleys doesn't necessarily assure an economic boon for area farmers and ranchers.
Jon Wade Age: 41 Occupation: Dad, husband, friend & broker/owner at Colorado Group Realty<
The Giving Bikes Back program is a collaboration of Home ReSource and Wheels Bike Shop and provides bikes to children and adults who may not otherwise be able to afford them.
River tubes are flying out the doors at retailers this season, which some see as a business boon and others see as a cause for concern. Peter Van De Carr, owner of Backdoor Sports and member of the Respect the Yampa campaign, sees rentals as a more environmentally responsible way to float.
Woman moved to join Relay For Life after disease killed her father, friend's sister
When Susan McIntosh was 19, cancer took her father. Twenty-eight years later, cancer killed the sister of a friend - but not before McIntosh decided to work to stop the disease.
Baggs, Wyo., area native Tom Williams has been taking his burro with him to compete in running events. "She's really a lot of fun to run with," Williams said. "She can carry all your water and your pack. I don't run by myself anymore. She's too much fun to run with."
The Steamboat Springs Running Series welcomed a record number of competitors to a race for the third time this summer, with 145 competitors swamping Saturday morning's Spring Creek Memorial run.
The hard part wasn't putting a smile on C.J. Burger's face. No, the hard part came early Saturday morning at the Steamboat Tennis Association Championships when C.J. finished his match, walked into the Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs and had to pick which family member to watch.
Saturday, July 25
In the summer, Bald Eagle Lake becomes home to an adaptive sports camp. The camp is a collaboration between Steamboat's Access Anything founders, Craig and Andrea Kennedy, and Adaptive Adventures, a larger organization.
Varsity, junior varsity girls' spirit lead to successful camp experience
Twenty members of the Steamboat Springs High School cheerleading team returned from a camp at Regis University on Thursday with plenty of good news.
Car dealers prepare to trade new cars in 'Cash for Clunkers'
Car dealerships are ready to rev up the Car Allowance Rebate System, dubbed "Cash for Clunkers." Congress approved the program in June, and President Barack Obama signed it June 24.
Most residents of Northwest Colorado would tell you they know something about Nathan C. Meeker, the ill-suited Indian agent who played a pivotal role in the bloody conflict that sealed the fate of the Northern Ute tribe.
Hayden manager: Utility rates probably will increase to cover money shortfalls
On paper, it appears Hayden is losing about 29 percent of the water it produces each year. Hayden Town Council members discussed the problem at their meeting Thursday.
Stagecoach State Park is hosting a litter clean-up today, which is "Colorado Cares Day" across the state.
Two Steamboat Springs Little League all-star teams head to Denver for state tournaments this weekend with different levels of experience. Each, however, have the same goal.
12:34 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers arrested a 21-year-old Craig woman on suspicion of possession of less than one ounce of marijuana, driving under the influence and DUI per se.
Friday, July 24
Meat sickens 2 with salmonella in Routt County
King Soopers and City Market have recalled 466,236 pounds of ground beef linked to 14 cases of salmonella in Colorado, including two confirmed cases in Routt County. Recalled meat was produced on dates ranging from May 23 to June 13.
Week 1 Standings
It took a handful of dedicated workers five hours of hacking and hiking in the hot July sun, but Cara Marrs said it was worth it.
Summer camps give reason for optimism for Steamboat Springs High School team
Results in June don't mean a whole lot come November and December, but the work the Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team has put in this summer certainly should help.
Applications for Routt County Fair Royalty are due today. Interested girls ages 8 to 19 can call Missy Wilhelm at 879-2968 for an application and details. Applicants don't need to have their own horses or be members of 4-H or FFA.
12:05 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of an assault in the 600 block of Lincoln Avenue. Officers arrested a 40-year-old North Carolina man on suspicion of third-degree assault and being a fugitive of justice.
High School athlete fares well at national tournament
Lauryn Bruggink gets offended when people ask her whether she'll wrestle again. Of course, the rising Soroco sophomore is used to the question and to the critics of her wrestling at the high school level.
Mountain officials: No plans to expand 2 downhill trails
In the past few years, more Colorado ski resorts have spent increasing amounts of money and time on building up downhill mountain biking trails and features on their slopes to create a growing summer attraction - and it's a trend that some local riders and businesses wish Vail Mountain would follow.
Amendment to Home Rule Charter unnecessary
Most Tuesday evenings, the 7 p.m. public comment period during Steamboat Springs City Council meetings passes with little consequence. Often, no one steps to the podium to address the council. This week, Steve Aigner provided a notable exception.
Donovan D. Rypkema was in Steamboat Springs on Thursday to give a presentation about the importance of historical preservation - economically and environmentally. And about 20 representatives from Colorado Springs to Hayden and places in between also made the trip to Centennial Hall to hear Rypkema speak.
Cheryl Arnett's second-grade class is published. Web published, that is. On Arnett's class Web site, at moffatsd.org, several videos and projects are posted showcasing the students achievements during the year.
Stamina, professional demeanor and role preparation are highlighted in the curriculum of Emerald City Opera's Artist Institute for Emerging Singers. Performances by the group are scattered throughout coming weeks.
Community Alliance organizer: Community Alliance has 'fought growth forever'
The Community Alliance of the Yampa Valley has postponed its petition drive to make future annexations subject to a public vote, backing off from an ultimatum issued by Community Alliance's organizer Steve Aigner to City Council earlier this week. The decision, though unrelated, comes amid increasing attention given to a video of an April sociology presentation by Aigner at Iowa State University.
Council OKs 1st reading of 3.5 percent increase on hotels, cars
The town of Hayden tested its legs as a home rule municipality Thursday when council members approved the first reading of two possible new taxes on hotels and car rentals.
CattleWomen's scholarship fund alive and well after 23 years
The Routt County CattleWomen have been giving out agriculture scholarships for more than 23 years. The first two scholarships were given out in 1986 and were for $250. Since that time, the amounts have increased, and so have the number of recipients.
Organization unsure about TMH purchase
The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association may buy its portion of the current The Memorial Hospital campus, or the whole facility or none at all, said Cole White, VNA director of operations.
What to do this weekend for July 24 to 26
For the past four decades, Sam Bush has been a leading name in the reinvention of American music, using his skills as a mandolin player, guitarist, singer and songwriter to coin a musical term and an accompanying revitalization of mountain music. Bush performs in Steamboat Springs on Saturday.
Company: Maintaining service is key to success
The Aspen Skiing Co. will fill the same number of positions next winter as the prior ski season and avoid pay cuts despite the recession.
Thursday, July 23
Kelly Boniface insisted the glittering tiara that stuck from her bike helmet wasn't an attempt to show off or flaunt her victory in Wednesday night's Town Challenge mountain bike race at Steamboat Ski Area.
Oak Creek man was subject of family's 30-year search
Last weekend's death of Robert "Cowboy Bob" Matteson in a garage in Oak Creek brought an end to a 30-year family mystery rooted in upstate New York.
Economic assistance to be distributed in the fall
The Yampa Valley Community Foundation nearly has met its goal to raise $30,000 in 30 days for the Community Cares Fund. The fund was established to assist those residents who have been adversely affected by the economic recession.
Officials debate possible revisions to ordinance
Steamboat Springs City Council took a step toward changing the affordable housing rules it imposes on developers Tuesday night. But council members made it clear that more work must be done before Aug. 4.
Winter X Games bronze medalist Colby James West is in town all week training on the water ramps at Bald Eagle Lake in preparation for the 2010 Winter X Games.
Tennis players from Steamboat Springs will take the courts Friday looking for titles and promoting youth tennis in the Yampa Valley.
12:35 a.m. An intoxicated individual was reported near 11th Street and Lincoln Avenue.
A Steamboat Springs man was chosen Wednesday to receive a $20,000 grant to make a positive impact on the environment.
Attorneys negotiating out-of-court settlement for former council candidate
The city of Craig has until Monday to file an answer to former Craig City Council candidate Francisco Reina's civil suit in Moffat County District Court.
Community has helped improve, supply Kenyan rescue center
Whenever I am preparing to return to Kenya, as I will be next week, I take the time to reflect on the progress of the nonprofit Tasaru Scholarship Fund that I established just 18 months ago.
Historic Routt County hopes preservation work catches on
Preservation of the more than 100-year-old Diamond Window Cabin, which is sagging into the hillside on the southern side of Yellow Jacket Pass, is a two-pronged approach.
Wednesday, July 22
US Ski Team member collides with car while on bike in France
World champion and four-time Olympian Todd Lodwick was released from the hospital with bumps and bruises after a biking accident near Albertville, France, on Wednesday afternoon.
We agree that Ty Lockhart's proposal - as submitted - to build three duplexes on a parcel of land platted for an athletics field at Heritage Park falls short of acceptability
Starting different and potentially exciting new enterprises requires confidence in the market and one's government. Unfortunately, there is little confidence today because of the threats and anti-private industry words and actions currently emanating from Washington.
Now that the City Council acknowledges that the intersection of Third Street and Lincoln Avenue is one of the busiest in town, isn't it time for a left-turn signal there?
Bike race cost is $25 for adults, $15 for children
As one of the longest races in the Steamboat Springs Town Challenge mountain bike race series, the Ski Area Sunshine Loop holds a special place to local riders.
Local tennis pro Marie Matrka traveled to Cincinnati last week with hopes of earning her third straight title in the Thomas E. Price Metropolitan Tennis Championships.
Residents approve charter, 76 to 52; 13 percent of those registered voted
Hayden will become Colorado's 100th home rule municipality. Voters approved the town's home rule charter Tuesday, 76 to 52. The change from statutory to home rule allows the Town Board of Trustees to decide whether to put new taxes before voters.
Performances of Perry-Mansfield's annual "Evening of Dance" are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the camp's Main Studio off Routt County Road 36. The program includes a mix of new works and repertory pieces.
Group launches petition drive for ballot question
Members of the Community Alliance intend to hit the streets this weekend with a petition drive meant to ensure public votes on future major annexations to Steamboat Springs.
Serious fudge fans know there's only one place to buy fudge in Routt County - from Carolyn White, known as the "Fudge Lady," at the marina at Steamboat Lake State Park.
Steamboat swimmers stroke to strong finishes in Grand Junction
63 Steamboat swimmers traveled to Grand Junction last weekend to compete against many larger and year-round teams. They came home in 4th place overall.
12:08 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a complaint of a loud party in the 700 block of Walton Pond Circle. Officers issued a warning.
13-year-old task force has conducted 25 investigations this year
After a brief discussion Tuesday, the Routt County Board of Commissioners approved a $10,800 contribution to the All Crimes Enforcement Team's 2010 budget.
The U.S. Forest Service is hosting a public meeting and field trip beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday to North Routt County to visit proposed snowmobile parking lots and snowmobile routes in the Columbine area. Meet at the North Routt Fire Station No. 2 on Routt County Road 129, just north of Steamboat Lake.
Coed Summer Soccer League Standings for July 21
Tuesday, July 21
Musician was found in North Routt County cabin; no suspicious circumstances
Hayden-based musician Greg Scott died Monday night at a cabin in North Routt County. He was 61. The musician started performing in Steamboat Springs in 1973.
Emergency responders called to cabin in Big Red Park, north of Columbine
Emergency crews are responding to the scene in Big Red Park, north of Columbine. County dispatchers also paged the county coroner.
Some building department, airport staff exempt from pay cuts
Commissioners eliminated the 10 percent pay cut and furlough program for the building department's electrical inspector and 11 airport employees who are governed by Federal Aviation Administration guidelines.
Adult male killed from shot to the head Monday night
Jim Haskins, Colorado Division of Wildlife area manager, said officers are treating the Monday night killing as a crime and investigating who shot the bear.
Mens "B" League
Gary Miller, who had come to Steamboat for years, died July 9
A familiar face and plane will be missing from the festivities at Steamboat Springs Airport in early September for the annual Wild West Air Fest.
One week after turning down a similar request from Sheriff Gary Wall, the Routt County Board of Commissioners will hear from two other department leaders seeking exemptions from the countywide pay cuts adopted April 1.
At the end of three days of soccer, all that separated the hometown U12 boys soccer team from its second Steamboat Mountain Soccer Tournament title was a single goal.
A man was left with only cuts and bruises after falling asleep while driving 60 miles per hour on U.S. Highway 40 on Monday morning near Milner.
Sunday, June 19
If you've noticed an increase in the number of shooting stars in recent nights, there's good reason. This month's annual Delta Aquarid meteor shower is increasing in activity as we get closer to its peak in the morning July 29.
Choice for community service officer has 'not formally accepted'
Oak Creek's top candidate for its community service officer position is yet to accept the town's offer, Town Trustee Dave Ege said Monday.
Oak Creek homeless man took on jobs to eke out an existence
Robert Matteson was a familiar figure around Oak Creek, where he often worked odd jobs scooping snow in the winter and mowing grass in the summer. He was homeless for most of his years in Oak Creek, but he always was ready to work, those who knew him best said Monday.
Council will decide whether to adopt pre-annexation plan
At its 5 p.m. meeting today, the Steamboat Springs City Council will consider adoption of a pre-annexation agreement with the developers of 360 Village. The agreement marks the beginning of more detailed negotiations concerning the proposed 110-acre community.
I'll take my Bethlehem and Eggs scrambled, if you please. We made a little raid across the border into New Mexico earlier this month so that I could continue researching my new book on the health benefits of a diet rich in green chilies.
Monday, July 20
A man was left with only cuts and bruises after falling asleep while driving 60 miles per hour on U.S. Highway 40 this morning near Milner. Colorado State Patrol Sgt. Scott Elliott said Sean Stevens, 34, apparently fell asleep as he drove his 2006 Dodge Charger toward Steamboat Springs.
When it comes to fighting heart disease, there are some fats you want to collect to win the battle and some you want to avoid. Fatty acids omega-3 and omega-6 are two of the "better" fats to try to get in your diet because of their role in heart health, among other benefits.
Saturday, July 18
Yes, we can successfully grow raspberries in our mountain environment. In fact, one of my favorite hikes along the Elk River off Seedhouse Road is a particular treat for me in the late summer when the wild raspberry bushes along the river are loaded with this delicious fruit.
Area cyclists finish in top half of expert mountain biking field
The last piece of evidence Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club cycling coach Ben Clark said he needed to predict a great finish from Linnea Dixson came the day before her ride in the USA Cycling Mountain Bike Cross Country National Championships.
Residents will decide whether to change to home rule system
Hayden residents will dictate their town's governance during a vote today on the proposed home rule charter. The town will decide whether to remain a statutory town or switch to a home rule town and whether to accept or reject the charter.
An invitation for a walk or movie, a helping hand with laundry, an offer to give a person a ride to and from treatment.
We're sort of in a sports purgatory right now. With Major League Baseball's All-Star festivities wrapping up, baseball is about the only sport in full swing at the moment.
This week marks the return of Beatlemania - Alpin Hong style - to the Strings stage. This will be Hong's fifth visit to Steamboat Springs in the past two years. Hong returns to perform tonight and Tuesday.
Memorial service held Sunday for 4th-generation Hayden resident
About 10 American Airlines employees from across the country who made their way to Hayden in 1989 to work as seasonal employees at Yampa Valley Regional Airport returned this weekend to honor Ann Copeland during her memorial service Sunday afternoon in the Hayden High School gymnasium.
The Routt County Road and Bridge Department will close Routt County Road 14 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Tuesday, from about the Steamboat Springs city limits to the Tree Haus subdivision, to repair a slide area. There is no detour. Call the department at 879-0831.
Former Oak Creek mayor Kathy "Cargo" Rodeman filed a civil suit Friday against the Town Board and its former police officials in response to a July 2008 incident in which she was stunned with a Taser and arrested on suspicion of five misdemeanor charges.
Sunday, July 19
Woman suffered from neck pain, shortness of breath after 65-foot leap
Steamboat Springs woman, 25, complained about neck pain and shortness of breath after 65-foot leap Saturday. It took rescuers more than four hours to get her from the remote area.
Sure, it brings thousands armed with umbrellas, sunscreen and lawn chairs to the soccer fields of Steamboat Springs.
Joe Bullock had a rocky road to getting raw foods, sandwich shop running
The seeds of Joe's Magic Foods sprouted about 25 years ago, when Joe Bullock lived in an abandoned warehouse in Chicago.
Laura Lamun's move into a new factory allowed her to use feng shui to arrange her body products business just how she wanted.
The following is a list of people booked into the Routt County Jail on suspicion of the listed charges. The arresting agency is listed in parentheses.
12:04 a.m. Police arrested a 35-year-old transient woman on Seventh Street on suspicion of second-degree assault and criminal mischief.
A memorial service for Hayden native Ann Copeland is at 2 p.m. today at the Hayden High School gym. A wake is at 6 p.m. at the HiWay Bar at 136 E. Jefferson Ave. in Hayden. Memorial donations may be made to the Ann Copeland Memorial Scholarship Fund, in care of First National Bank of the Rockies. An online guestbook is at www.grantmortuary.com.
On Tuesday night, I had to umpire a Steamboat Springs men's softball league game. I went into the game like any other for the past 20 seasons; calling balls, strikes and outs. But what happened that evening was something I hadn't experienced in four decades of playing, spectating or officiating organized team sports.
I read the commentaries in Steamboat Today because politics, for which I've never cared much, is becoming a bit relevant. I'm a Christian school teacher, and one of the unfortunate facts of modern Christian education is that only the teacher, not the whole family, gets employer-provided health insurance, without paying a fortune. This was quite different when I taught college. This, coupled with subsistence wages and in some schools terrible politics, will cause Christian schools within the next five years to be taught more by mothers interested in tuition breaks than by trained, experienced educators.
It appears that those who supported the president's stimulus plan have over-promised and under-delivered. We were promised 8.4 percent unemployment, and we are headed to 10 percent and beyond. As with the stimulus plan, two more pieces of flawed legislation are being rushed through Congress - cap and trade and health care.
In my opinion, Steamboat 700 has been more than fair in their concessions to the city. Unfortunately, our town has put off recommended (by staff) improvements for 8 to 10 years in some cases, waiting for a "sugar daddy" to come and bail them out.
In the coming weeks, Congress will be taking action on one of the most important pieces of legislation that will come before us - health care reform.
City officials and Steamboat 700 developers should take all reasonable steps to complete annexation negotiations in time for a pre-election vote by the City Council. Such a vote, regardless of its outcome, would be in the best interest of the city and its residents.
Hosted Tours owner Brad Somers has opened for business in a kiosk on Lincoln Avenue at Seventh Street. Somers has run Hosted Tours mostly online for four years.
Integrated Community serves medical community, Spanish speakers
Craig is the interpreter program manager for Integrated Community. The service is free for patients and for the doctors, dentists and other health professionals involved.
Folks of all ages line streets to enjoy annual parade
Scores of Hayden residents lined the streets to watch the Hayden Daze annual parade. Children gathered candy tossed from floats, which followed a "Let the Good Times Roll" theme.
In order to prepare runners for potentially competing in college and for successful high school careers, Greg Long has started running camps Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings and Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
The Hayden Public Library announces its fifth Reader of the Week for the Summer Reading Program. Eight-year-old Faith Day is this week's top reader.
Marilyn Harris, of Steamboat Springs, was named to the spring honor roll at Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass., a private high school. Students must maintain at least a 5-point grade average on a 6-point scale to be named to the honor roll. Harris is a member of the Class of 2011.
Frank W. Potter, age 13, accidentally drowned in the Yampa River on Monday afternoon when he slipped into a deep hole about a mile west of the depot where he had been wading and swimming with a group of boys. Frank was not a good swimmer, and when he got into the deep water, he went under. Some of his companions attempted to bring him to the surface, but he pulled them into the water, and they were forced to go for help. The body was recovered a little before 6 p.m. when William Gossard succeeded in catching a hold of one of Potter's feet with a grappling hook. He and Jack Johnson located the body by swimming around in the vicinity of the accident. The water was murky, and it was difficult to see the bottom of the hole, which is estimated to be 12 feet deep.
Business is 2nd to offer pet cleaning service in town
An active member of the local dog community, Frank Cefaratti Sr. and his son, Frank Jr., had an idea. They decided to offer a new service at their Mountain View Car Wash & Detailing - a self-service dog wash.
Locals, visitors get glimpse of Routt County agricultural life
The buses have been packed to the gills on this year's Cow Town Ranch Tours, organizer Marsha Daughenbaugh said. That's a welcome change after a year when two tours were canceled because of lack of interest, she said.
Hospital prepares for disaster
Joey Dunlap was one of three YVMC employees who donned decontamination suits to take part in an emergency preparedness drill Wednesday morning. The scenario was that three people were accidentally sprayed with an agricultural pesticide
Occupation: Executive director, Rocky Mountain Youth Corps
Brain tumor changes everything in 5th annual Tour de Steamboat
When 38-year-old cycling enthusiast Brad Cusenbary was diagnosed with a brain tumor, helping raise money was the only thing that seemed to make sense.
Kassandra Collins leads Relay For Life team development
Collins, a 50-year-old Steamboat Springs resident, lost her mother to breast cancer 17 years ago. She herself was diagnosed with colon cancer in December 1998 and has been in remission for 8 years. Last month, the disease struck close to home, once again. Collins' father was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer June 23.
Weekly real estate transactions for Routt County.
Developers of Wildhorse Meadows and Trailhead Lodge have signed a contract for the $3 million gondola to be manufactured by Leitner-Poma in Grand Junction.
Tailwind Tours can tailor guided bike rides to riders' desires. The company has guides who can assist in fly-fishing, among other outdoors specialties, and has a shuttle bus that can take riders to where they want to go after a ride.
Prudential Steamboat Realty reports on its blog that although sales remain substantially below recent years, showings in June were on par with June 2008.
Joe Bishop is 72 years old, but his face lit up like a child's Friday evening as Troy "The Wild Child" Lerwill spun donuts into the dirt of the Brent Romick Rodeo Arena with his motorcycle, opening his signature and wildly popular rodeo act.
Plans for a South Valley mining operation from 2005 have re-emerged
Ed MacArthur, of Native Excavating, confirmed that plans for a gravel mining operation (minus a concrete batch plant) near the Colorado Highway 131 Bridge over the Yampa River have been submitted to the Routt County Regional Planning Department.
Although the actual season is more than a month away, the work the Sailors team put in Friday, Saturday and today at the Steamboat Mountain Soccer Tournament should go a long way come the opening of the season.
Saturday, July 18
Ivancie, a 2008 Steamboat Springs High School graduate, had found her perfect college destination in the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash.
A tuber pulled a 60-year-old man from the Yampa River west of the James Brown Soul Center of the Universe Bridge on Friday afternoon.
Soccer Scores for the week of July 14
A year ago, Ron Pannesi wasn't sure Steamboat Springs would even have a disc golf course for the summer of 2009.
Superintendent expresses concern about costs at School Board meeting
Hayden School District Superintendent Greg Rockhold expressed concern to Hayden School Board members Wednesday about how to pay for middle school gymnasium repairs needed to "keep the building from falling in," pending a report from a structural engineer who inspected it.
Department's No. 2 will stick out Steamboat 700 annexation
Planning Services Manager John Eastman, the No. 2 official in the city of Steamboat Springs' Planning and Community Development Department, is resigning.
Cunningham: Legal action next step to collect full-day kindergarten tuition
The Steamboat Springs School District may be forced to take legal action to collect about $1,500 in unpaid tuition from parents of children who attended full-day kindergarten last year.
Agency provides services at Steamboat Community Center
Mexicans interested in getting identification can get help all day today from the Mexican consulate.
3:35 a.m. A bear was reported near the 1000 block of Crawford Avenue.
State Bridge Lives, a two-day music festival originally scheduled for July 25 and 26 at State Bridge Lodge, has been postponed. The event has been rescheduled for Sept. 11 to 13 at State Bridge Lodge and will keep the same lineup with a few additional acts to fill an extra day of music, said event coordinator Ted Tilton.
Jobless figures decline to 7.7 percent in June
Unemployment rates dropped 1 percent from May to June in Routt County, to 7.7 percent, according to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.
Sex-slavery survivors visit Steamboat during cultural immersion
Watching them laugh and smile as they prepare for a bike ride along the Elk River, it's hard to imagine the horrors these women have endured.
Friday, July 17
Number was 7.7 percent in June, less than in May but more than double a year ago
Unemployment numbers decreased a full percentage point from May to June, according to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. But June's figure of 7.7 percent unemployment still is more than double Routt's unemployment rate of 3.4 percent in June 2008.
The two-day music festival originally scheduled for July 25 and 26 at State Bridge Lodge has been postponed. The event has been rescheduled for Sept. 11-13, and will keep the same lineup plus a few additional acts.
Coed "C" league
For the men's club at Steamboat Golf Club, the annual Cowboy/Cowgirls Shootout is much more than just another golf tournament.
Recent Steamboat Springs High School graduate Charlie Smith's boredom has turned into an opportunity to play collegiate tennis.
Nationally known act in Steamboat Springs for 2-week run
Troy "Wild Child" Lerwill, who has been voted five times as the Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association comedy act of the year, will perform at both Steamboat rodeos this weekend and again at next weekend's shows.
Frank, who swims for the Steamboat Springs Team Lightning summer club swim team, admits he wasn't exactly a fish when he started competitive swimming at age 6. But a couple of coaches and long lessons later, Frank is one of the best and brightest swimmers in the region.
$3 million shortfall possible in public works, recreation, replanting
More cuts are under way for the town of Breckenridge as officials work to absorb an estimated $2 million to $3 million revenue shortfall for 2009.
Man from Texas on his way to Washington with large cross on his back
With $5 in his pocket and a 12-foot cross on his back, James Strickland left Longview, Texas, on foot 11 weeks ago hoping to make his way to Aberdeen, Wash.
1:49 a.m. An intoxicated pedestrian was reported at Seventh Street and Lincoln Avenue.
Blues guitarist Davy Knowles plays the Old Town Pub at 10 p.m. today with his band, Back Door Slam. He said people at the show can expect "lots of loud electric guitar but also some subtle moments - I think those are important, too."
By his own admission, Aspen Municipal Judge Brooke Peterson doesn't cut much slack when it comes to motorists who park illegally in disabled spots.
All Steamboat Springs High School juniors and seniors are required to complete the National Safety Council's Alive At 25 defensive driving class if they intend to park a vehicle on campus or apply for open campus privileges during the next school year. Parking permits will be sold to juniors and seniors for $40 after Aug. 18 in Mr. Hensen's office at the high school. Sessions of the nearly five-hour Alive at 25 class are scheduled for August 6, 12, 18, 20 and 25. The cost is $30. Register and see class times on the Web at coloradosafedriver.com. New drivers also can take the class to apply for their Learner's Permit.
- Brown Bag Lecture - Tread of Pioneers Museum, noon
Location near Routt County Jail could house new headquarters
If the day arrives when Steamboat 700 helps the city of Steamboat Springs build a new public safety building, the downtown police department would move west but not as far west as the proposed annexation.
If you wear clothing or eat food, you are actively involved in agriculture. And you have a responsibility and opportunity to be involved with people and organizations that are preserving the agricultural heritage and economy.
It's safe to say that Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp's production of "Machinal" will be unlike anything you will find on TV, at the rodeo or anywhere else in Steamboat Springs this weekend.
The expression "justice delayed is justice denied" is a cliche, but it's nonetheless proving true with the glacial pace of the prosecution of Eduardo and David Capote for their suspected roles in the death of Richard Lopez.
Delay gives Lockhart time to consider request for open space
Routt County Commissioners delayed taking action Tuesday on a proposal from Ty Lockhart to develop duplexes on land originally platted for an athletic field at Heritage Park. The conceptual planned unit development amendment would convert a parcel along U.S. 40 into three duplexes.
Rodeo season 2009 is upon us, and it's remarkable to think many fans of the Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series aren't acquainted with J.C. Trujillo. He's only the most famous bronc rider this cow town has ever known.
The New York Times' Supreme Court reporter Adam Liptak spoke at the first installment of this year's Seminars at Steamboat lecture series. He practiced law for 15 years before joining the Times as legal reporter, and he's covered the Supreme Court beat for about a year.
Greyboy Allstars, Pimps of Joytime bring soul to Howelsen Hill at 6 p.m. today
It's been a few years since The Greyboy Allstars made a stop here, but don't expect any radical changes from the funk and jazz group at tonight's second installment of the Steamboat Springs Free Summer Concert Series. Opening band The Pimps of Joytime takes the stage at about 6 p.m. at Howelsen Hill.
Artist brings full band to Ghost Ranch Saloon tonight
When asked to whom he would compare his sound, hip-hop artist Lyrics Born answered without hesitation. "Nobody," he said Thursday. "There's absolutely nobody on the planet who's doing what I'm doing right now."
Thursday, July 16
39-year-old local treated after fall while mountain biking
The 39-year-old woman fell after going off the trail while mountain biking near the third bridge, more than a mile from the trailhead. Her injuries were not life-threatening. She reached an ambulance at about 10:45 a.m.
The South Routt School Board meets at 6 p.m. today in the South Routt School District's administrative offices in Oak Creek, behind Soroco High School. Agenda items include a quarterly financial comparison, discussions of the proposed Song Mountain development, a charter school and elementary school gym construction and acceptance of three gifts from the Education Fund Board.
School district officials plan to cut down on number of stops
The Hayden School District won't cut bus service next year for students who live in town. Instead, the district plans to consolidate a number of stops to reduce the wear and tear on its buses and other vehicles that take children to and from school, Transportation Director Festus Hagins told the Hayden School Board on Wednesday night.
Delay allows him to consider combining case with brother's
A hearing for David Capote, one of two Miami men charged in connection with the January fight that led to the death of Sgt. 1st Class Richard Lopez, was delayed Wednesday.
When it comes to mountain bike races in Colorado, winning is nothing new for Barkley Robinson. The local biker dominates the Town Challenge mountain bike series - a winning streak that dates back to last season was only snapped last week when he had a serious crash early in the race.
Kayla Wille wins North Dakota county fair contest
Kayla Wille was in the right place at the right time with the right sheep. The 7-year-old South Routt County resident won the title of supreme grand champion at an open sheep show Sunday in Bowman, N.D., with a ewe lamb her family had bought the day before.
Work will not affect Steamboat Art Museum operations
Work has begun on a $400,000 restoration of the city-owned Rehder Building downtown. The work is not expected to have a significant impact on Steamboat Art Museum operations.
Events include street dance, parade, fair and golf tournament
The fireworks have been canceled, but the show will go on at this year's Hayden Daze.
For a quarter century, the Steamboat Mountain Soccer Tournament has drawn the best teams from across the state to the fields of Steamboat Springs.
May decline reveals dip in retail sales, overall drop in west Steamboat
Steamboat Springs' sales tax collections decreased by 16.5 percent for May. April and May traditionally pull the lowest amount of sales tax income, city Revenue Supervisor Kim Weber said, so the decrease in May didn't have a huge impact on year-to-date revenue.
Mark Witcher was sure he'd have honors and bragging rights on the next hole after putting his tee shot on No. 7 at Haymaker Golf Course to within 3 feet.
When Steamboat Springs Team Lightning club swim team coach Essi Kenttala said last weekend's ABC meet in Craig would serve as a home event, she wasn't kidding. "Our kids were winning left and right," Kenttala said.
1:46 a.m. A bear was reported in the trash at Eighth and Oak streets.
Wednesday, July 15
With the city's 2010 budget process quickly approaching, it's an appropriate time for Steamboat Springs to fill its vacant finance director position.
The Steamboat Springs City Council won't let Steamboat 700 developers off the hook when it comes to paying for all or part of a new $9 million police station. However, council members agreed in principle Tuesday night to cutting the developers some slack on U.S. Highway 40 improvements.
The Steamboat Springs American Legion baseball team had a legitimate chance to win four games during the weekend and qualify for postseason play.
The fifth annual Kent Eriksen Tour de Steamboat returns Saturday with two unique rides benefiting one great cause.
Officials to consider pick-up zone improvements
The Hayden School Board will discuss the district's bus routes when it meets at 6 p.m. today.
11- and 12-year-olds advance to state tournament
The Steamboat Springs 11- and 12-year-old all-stars hit like a team playing for its postseason life Tuesday, downing Summit 14-4 to advance to the Little League state tournament for the fourth straight year.
Seminars at Steamboat series starts with The New York Times' Adam Liptak
The New York Times reporter Adam Liptak took a few minutes out of a busy Tuesday to discuss his speaking engagement in Steamboat Springs.
Comic superhero reported missing from My Wireless location
The Man of Steel is missing. A mannequin dressed as Superman - complete with blue tights, the familiar "S" logo on the chest and red cape - was reported missing Monday.
Sheriff's Office employees not exempt from countywide pay cut
Routt County commissioners elected not to act on a request by Sheriff Gary Wall to restore some of his employees' salaries.
Consider the legume. This odd-sounding word resembles the noise you produce when you have a swollen sore throat and can barely swallow. Or the choked-up noise a clogged toilet makes when you try to flush it.
Monday, July 13 12:32 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers responded to a report that children were moving traffic cones at 13th Street and Lincoln Avenue. They took care of the situation.
Resort Ventures West, developer of the residential community Wildhorse Meadows, reports it has signed an agreement with Grand Junction's Leitner-Poma of America, to build the development's pulse gondola linking the Trailhead Lodge condominium building and the remainder of the 47-acre master-planned development with the base of Steamboat Ski Area. Construction is slated to begin this summer, with operation anticipated for February 2010.
Tour de Steamboat takes to highways this weekend
Sold-out golf tourney tees off in battle against breast cancer
Mary Effinger entered Steamboat's first Rally for the Cure golf tournament 10 years ago, and she hasn't missed one since. Her dedication has been driven by her willingness to help with the cause of finding a cure for breast cancer.
At its meeting Tuesday, the Craig City Council took the final step needed to allow voters to keep or repeal a city charter provision that limits a person's personal financial contributions to their own political campaign.
Hayden resident was killed last week in 4-wheeler accident
Hayden will say goodbye to Ann Copeland with a memorial service and wake Sunday. The scholarship fund in Ann Copeland's name is in the care of First National Bank of the Rockies.
Tuesday, July 14
The New York Times' Adam Liptak will discuss changes on and impacts of the court
Adam Liptak's talk, 'The Roberts Court in the Obama Era,' is free and open to the public as part of Seminars at Steamboat.
Drew Marinelli hopped on a road bike for the first time about a week before he set off April 1 to ride 6,000 miles across the country to increase awareness and raise funds in the fight against global hunger.
Team still can claim district title today
Steamboat's 11- and 12-year-old all-stars team lost to Summit County, 7-2, on Monday, just a couple days after beating them by 10 runs.
Local men's 'B' softball for July 13
Steamboat Springs Running Series
Sunday, July 12
Late July and early August often are the hottest weeks of the summer for much of the northern hemisphere. This stretch of sizzling weather has been referred to as "the dog days of summer" for centuries.
Capital costs among issues to be discussed by city, developers
The proposed Steamboat 700 master-planned community takes center stage during today's Steamboat Springs City Council work session at 5 p.m. in Centennial Hall.
Son of late president scheduled to speak at August conference
Michael Reagan, conservative talk radio host and son of the late President Ronald Reagan, will speak in Steamboat Springs at an August conference.
Former Senate majority leader to attend Democrats' meeting
Ken Gordon is bringing his strong support for a public health care option to Steamboat Springs.
Elizabeth Oldham's office dimisses local charges in lottery scam case
Elizabeth Oldham, 14th Judicial District Attorney, said her office dismissed the charges Monday after the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Colorado issued a 12-count indictment July 7 against Troy Cox, Catrina Graham, Simon Guthrie and Yanique Mendez.
Monday, July 13
Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series
It's the midway point of the Major League Baseball season, and several things have become apparent. Sports reporter and columnist Luke Graham breaks it down.
Colorado State University's summer outreach tour hits Steamboat Springs today and Tuesday with scheduled appearances by CSU-Fort Collins President Dr. Tony Frank, CSU System Chancellor Joe Blake and head football coach Steve Fairchild.
Friends, rescuers found Steamboat canoeist Stothart on Saturday
By all accounts, Brian "Tigger" Stothart was an elite boater, a funny guy and a thoughtful friend. But his real passion, friends said, was his wife, Valerie, and their children, Samuel and Sophia. Stothart disappeared June 13 while running the Encampment River in southern Wyoming with four others. His body was found Saturday.
One of the best things about Steamboat is the wide variety of music options. We are fortunate to have a full spectrum of venues, times, genres and acts to choose from. Within these choices, Strings provides a range of possibilities to suit all schedules, tastes and budgets.
Saturday, July 11
Officer slightly injured while restraining man
Some of the most beautiful and imaginative gardens in Steamboat Springs are created with flowering annuals. These undemanding plants become fully grown in just one season, giving gardeners an opportunity to experiment with color, texture, shape and design.
Imagine not having the use of your thumbs. Could you ride a bike? Grip or swing a golf club? Send a text message to a friend?
Blue skies, warm temperatures, trails, lakes and rivers are reasons to get outside, but summer play does not come without risks. Poor preparation and judgment can have serious health consequences, particularly for older adults.
Concert scheduled for July 25, 26 as part of effort to bring energy to burned-down venue
On July 25 and 26, Scott Stoughton will try to bring the spirit of State Bridge Lodge back. A two-day concert is planned for the music venue, riverside resort and all-kinds-welcome gathering spot just south of the Routt-Eagle county line and will feature music from Shakedown Street, The Laughing Bones, Frogs Gone Fishin', Bonfire Dub Trio and more.
Sunday, July 12
A debate has raged in my mind since the day I first arrived in the Yampa Valley and saw expensive mountain bikes strapped to the top of every Subaru.
Locals will travel Friday to Berlin for the 30th annual International Footbag Players Association World Footbag Championships.
Steamboat Springs city officials should be applauded for their attempts to dissuade the U.S. Postal Service from consolidating both of its branches to the downtown location, but we fear those efforts simply won't be enough when dealing with an autonomous federal agency.
Saturday, July 4
The Yampa Valley Construction Trades Association has announced the recipients of its 2009 scholarships.
Bed and breakfast, interior design, oxygen bar among ventures
A new store in Old Town Square offers interior and floral design services, gifts, antiques and event planning. Room 635 Steamboat is the place to go "when cowhides and antlers is not what you need."
Harold Drinkwater, of Denver, who is in charge of the social welfare survey of Routt County, is getting his committee together with the purpose of proceeding with the intensive study of conditions in this section.
Age: 47 Occupation: Area manager, Ace at the Curve Place of birth: Golden
Officials: Unexpected funding to go into reserves
Routt County school districts are receiving unexpected money that County Commissioner Doug Monger described as Christmas in July, but don't expect school officials to splurge on any presents.
The public health care option now being considered will be just one more nail in the coffin of free-market capitalism and one giant step toward the socialism of America that the political left wants so badly.
Every part of our body politic has helped weaken liberty. We're now getting the government we deserve.
A unique family reunion is giving the century-old Hahn's Peak Schoolhouse a fresh coat of paint - and settling a sore spot for the Wheelers.
This year's Tour de Wyoming began Saturday in Laramie, Wyo., with registration. It carries riders over four mountain passes - about 173 miles of the 366-mile trip are uphill. The ride ends Friday in Laramie.
Steamboat Springs motor dealership gets new owners
Before Michael Graves took the helm of Steamboat Powersports in Riverside Place, he partnered with the president of the Texas Motorcycle Dealers Association. Graves and Alan P. Lamb are the new owners of the dealership.
Routt County's weekly real estate transactions.
Collection legal for homes not connected to municipal water
Yampa Valley rain, in no short supply this year, can be harvested legally for personal use since July 1, after the Colorado Senate approved a measure to legalize collection units in rural areas.
Paragon Technology Group expands staff
All Steamboat Springs High School juniors and seniors are required to complete the National Safety Council's Alive At 25 defensive driving class if they intend to park a vehicle on campus or apply for open campus privileges during the next school year.
Steamboat native Charlie Pappas got the ball in 27th minute of extra time, weaved his way through two defenders and slid through the mud for a try that gave the Steamboat Springs Rugby Club a 5-0 win.
1970s duplex gives way to 8,000 square feet of mountain contemporary space
The Boulder developers of a set of duplex townhomes in the mixed aspen and conifer forest at 2330 Val d' Isere Circle moved earth and heaven to realize their latest project.
The dollar value of permitted construction projects that came through the Routt County Regional Building Department in the first six months of 2009 is just 20 percent of what it was on the same date in 2008.
Nearly 400 competitors showed up Saturday for this year's Steamboat Doubles Volleyball Tournament. Play continues today until the final wraps up at about 6 p.m.
Little League 11- and 12-year-olds win, 12-2
It was almost expected that when playing the first game of the district Little League tournament, the Steamboat Springs 11- and 12-year-old team would come out with some nerves.
Greg Danziger and Michelle Gansmann are the newest broker/associates at Colorado Group Realty in Steamboat Springs.
Children make bedazzled spuds at park; fair continues today
Kiddos turned taters into pieces of art and sent them down a ramp Saturday, pipe cleaners waving and googly eyes awhirl.
Ryan Dingle understands what it means to have a dream. He also understands what it means to wait.
I really don't look at it as a fisherman vs. tuber thing. It's a respect the river thing.
Athletes from across the region traveled and toiled up the slopes of Howelsen Hill bright and early Saturday morning for the Steamboat Springs Running Series 8-mile and 4-mile races on Howelsen Hill.
For the past 50 years, the American Cancer Society has conducted long-term cancer prevention studies, tracking participants throughout decades to pick out factors that might cause cancer.
There are two sides to every coin. Unfortunately, Planned Parenthood is notorious for showing only the one side of the coin and pretending that the other doesn't exist.
Nomination petitions can't be picked up for three more weeks, but make no mistake, the race for four open Steamboat Springs City Council seats has begun.
Friday, July 10
Saturday, July 11
Steamboat Springs is hosting a pair of Little League district tournaments this weekend.
Parasite knocks Erik Lobeck out of competition in New Mexico
Leighton White said it was confidence that launched him on the Tour Divide mountain bike race for the second consecutive summer.
Worsley qualified for the Canadian National Team at the Canadian World Championship Trials in Montreal. By finishing third in the 200-meter freestyle event, Worsley will compete for the Canadian 800 relay team at the World Swimming Championships in Italy on July 27.
Aspen hospital officials ask that women redo mammogram exams
More than 100 patients who have had mammograms at Aspen Valley Hospital in the past year are being called back in for a second screening, raising concerns among some people that the original diagnosis was inaccurate.
Mitchell to discuss large retail companies in Silverthorne
For many years, national retailers have said their big box stores bring in jobs and tax revenue. On Monday, author Stacy Mitchell will make the case that such retailers haven't lived up to their promises, and in some cases, actually may hurt local economies.
Thursday, July 9
Craig Swimming Complex to close during swim meet
Annual event a chance to socialize with families with deep roots
The annual Pioneer Picnic, scheduled for Sunday at Phippsburg's town park, is a tradition that brings old-timers and old-lineage families together to reminisce. The event is a collaboration between Steamboat Springs, Hayden and South Routt.
3 finalists evaluated; decision possible next week
The city of Steamboat Springs is closing in on the hiring of a new finance director, at a time when declining revenues and budget cuts have made the city's coffers a principal concern.
News flash! Lincoln Avenue and Steamboat Springs undergo an unprecedented building boom. But it's not what you think. I'm talking about the building boom of 1909. That was the year the Moffat Railroad finally pulled into Steamboat.
Friday, July 10
Former YVRA operations manager killed when her four-wheeler rolled Thursday night
Copeland, a vibrant member of the Hayden community, died Thursday night in a four-wheeling accident on the Copelands' Pyramid Llama Ranch south of town. She was born in Hayden and worked at YVRA for 21 years.
Members of the media, event sponsors and VIPs got a glimpse of this weekend's Hot Air Balloon Rodeo on Friday morning. The Hot Air Balloon Rodeo is Saturday and Sunday at Bald Eagle Lake. Balloons launch and fly from 7-9:30 a.m.
2009 Adult Softball Coed "C" League
The inventory of homes and condominiums on the market in the Roaring Fork Valley has hit a level rarely, if ever, matched before, according to veteran real estate agents.
In fall 2008, the Community Agriculture Alliance was awarded a grant to assist in the development of a Cultural Heritage Tourism program for Northwest Colorado.
On the timeline of our lives, we tend to mark events that signal significant turning points. For residents of the Yampa Valley, Tuesday presented one of those moments when Steamboat Springs officially ceased to exist as a quaint little ski town.
Dogs attacked, injured jogger July 5
Municipal Court Judge Kevin Peck ordered the city to destroy a local family's two pit bulls after he found the animals violated a city ordinance on vicious animals.
Federal recovery grant may help VNA get more families insurance
Listen to health care officials, and they'll say it hasn't been easy persuading families to enroll their children into Medicaid or Child Health Plan insurance, even when those children are eligible and uninsured.
Event offers contest for pilots, colorful skies for visitors
The 29th annual Hot Air Balloon Rodeo is Saturday and Sunday at Bald Eagle Lake. The launch field opens at 6 a.m. each day, with balloons inflating at 6:30 a.m. and taking off at about 7 a.m.
Community divided on further liberalizing of dog laws
The city has expanded a program that allows dogs to be off-leash in two city parks, but some proponents are pushing for an even more relaxed approach to dog regulations in Steamboat Springs.
Denver-based band twists tradition with its hardened sound
James & The Devil brings its "high-paced, high-energy rock 'n' roll fest" to the Old Town Pub today and Saturday.
35th annual craft fair, fundraiser offers activities, entertainment
A full schedule of live entertainment, children's art activities and more than 150 artisan vendors brings colorful energy and creativity to West Lincoln Park today and Sunday.
The Steamboat Springs American Legion baseball team wraps up its home slate Saturday, still with an outside chance to make the district playoffs.
Winter Sports Club, Lowell Whiteman union offers off-season training
The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, in conjunction with The Lowell Whiteman School, has selected 14 skiers for its inaugural Austria Residency Program.
Howelsen Hill 8-Miler awaits racing enthusiasts Saturday
Sunday's Mountain Madness race was the last Steamboat Springs Running Series event this year that will take place entirely on roads. Starting at 8 a.m. Saturday morning with the Howelsen Hill 8-Miler, the Running Series now will stick to area trails.
Plan calls for 20,000 trees to be planted in Steamboat
Tristan Frolich hopes to combat the mountain pine beetle epidemic decimating Routt County's forests. If he wins the Green Effect contest, put on by SunChips and National Geographic, he will receive a $20,000 grant to do just that.
Local woman suffers minor injuries in vehicle rollover
Governor: State partnering with New Mexico, Texas to apply
Gov. Bill Ritter today announced that Colorado is partnering with New Mexico and Texas to apply for a high-speed rail corridor designation between El Paso and Denver, running through New Mexico.
35th annual tournament is Saturday at Ski Town Fields
After years of being the doormat for teams across the Western Slope, Steamboat's club will spend this weekend playing for its third consecutive Cowpie Classic Rugby Tournament title.
Wildflower illustration workshop - Trillium House at the Yampa River Botanic Park, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday, July 8
Thursday, July 9
The acident occurred this morning on Colorado Highway 131. The driver's car rolled onto its roof; she was treated on scene by paramedics.
National Weather Service issues red flag warning until 9 p.m. today
Temperatures in the mid-80s combined with low humidity and gusty winds will "create explosive fire growth potential," according to the National Weather Service.
Residents ask for natural preservation at Rita Valentine
The Steamboat Springs Parks and Recreation Commission trimmed the most controversial aspects from a conceptual design plan for Rita Valentine Park, which several residents protested at the commission's meeting Wednesday.
12:44 a.m. Routt County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to U.S. Highway 40 at the base of Rabbit Ears Pass, where a dead deer was reportedly blocking the road. Deputies removed the deer.
Former Steamboat hockey player traded from Anaheim last week
Former Steamboat Springs hockey player Ryan Dingle, who was playing for the Anaheim Ducks' AHL franchise in Des Moines, Iowa, was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers last week.
Labor department emphasizes retraining for green-energy jobs
Although the local branch of the state workforce office has more job openings posted now than in recent months, the picture still is grim compared to previous years, staffers at the Frisco office said Monday.
Steamboat Youth Lacrosse 2009 Summer League Week 4 Standings
Men's A League
Event back in Steamboat this weekend for 28th time
The Steamboat Doubles Volleyball Tournament - formerly called the Powder Keg tournament - returns to Steamboat this weekend for the 28th time. The volleyball competition begins Friday and continues through Sunday at Howelsen Hill.
6-week chamber music program includes recreation with rehearsals
Now in its third week of a six-week session, the Rocky Mountain Summer Conservatory program offers close-knit rehearsal experiences to high school and college students from across the country.
Glen Alan Shaffer, the 50-year-old Craig man who led police on a multi-county chase Monday night, next will appear in court at 1 p.m. Wednesday, when he will be advised of the charges against him.
After Wednesday's Emerald Mountain cross-country Town Challenge series mountain bike race, Tom Scrimgeour, Peter Daley and Win Park shared laughs, popsicles and promises to buy the first round at the post-race party.
USPS intent on moving Sundance boxes downtown; new location proposed
The U.S. Postal Service remains intent on closing down the Sundance at Fish Creek substation and transferring 2,584 postal boxes from that location to join 5,243 existing boxes at the downtown post office.
Danny Mulcahy pushes for September vote on annexation
A decision about whether to annex the proposed Steamboat 700 master-planned community west of city limits could be delayed again, a prospect that is frustrating Principal and Project Manager Danny Mulcahy.
Band mixes up sounds, lineup in return to 'Boat
The San Francisco-based Americana band makes its first Steamboat appearance in a couple years, and brings with it a new lineup and sound. Click below to listen to the band performing "Two Loose Cannons."
Community service officer position in Oak Creek soon may be filled
The Oak Creek Town Board will consider a recommendation to hire a community service officer at a meeting tonight, a step in the ongoing process of bringing a police presence back to the town.
Wednesday, July 8
Squad in town from Denver for 2009-10 swimsuit calendar photo shoot
Squad is in town through Saturday for its 2009-10 calendar shoot. Taking a break from the typical beach location, the cheerleaders opted this year for a spot that says "Colorado."
The new Trillium House at Yampa River Botanic Park will be the site of the three-day workshop for artists of all ages and abilities.
Local coed softball results for July 7
Police say guns, truck were stolen from same Craig residence
The Craig man who led deputies on a 40-mile chase Monday faces nine charges and remains in Routt County Jail on two $50,000 bonds.
The third Town Challenge Mountain Bike Series race begins today on an old stalwart with a new twist. For the race, riders will climb and descend Emerald Mountain in a cross-country competition.
2009 Adult Softball Men's B League Standings
Other base area amendments get council's OK
The Steamboat Springs City Council unanimously approved an ordinance Tuesday setting height limitations as tall as 105 feet at the base of Steamboat Ski Area. Council also up-zoned 10 base-area lots to its highest-intensity zoning designations.
Routt County livestock-judging team places 4th overall in event
The more Catharine Koroulis gets to talk, the better she does in livestock-judging competitions for 4-H.
There are two starry crowns that twinkle in our summer skies, one in the north and one in the south. Although each is a tiny constellation, their shapes are distinctive, making it a snap to locate them on a map. They lie nearly 90 degrees apart in the sky, on opposite banks of the river of stars we see as the Milky Way.
Day for Writers features 2 authors, 4 seminars and intimate setting
At its annual Day for Writers, the Steamboat Springs Writers Group hopes to bring a large conference feeling to a small setting.
Rollingstone unveils local deal; Broncos cheerleaders in town
Scott Owens was looking and looking and looking some more. The Dallas resident was sure he had hit a good shot Monday on No. 11 at Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club, but he couldn't find his ball on the 172-yard par 3.
"It wasn't a bird. It wasn't a plane. It definitely wasn't Superman," said Rod Pscholka, a Silverthorne resident.
Property tax increase expected to offset sales tax decline
Lean times have hit Eagle County's government. Work already has started on the county's 2010 budget, and department directors will need to present the budget-builders with funding requests either level with, or less than, the money they're spending this year.
More than 1,000 tubers, rafters and kayakers floated the Yampa River on July 4, a number that could underscore a need for improved management techniques.
Reducing allowable home sizes in Pitkin County in order to increase the market for transferable development rights received plenty of discussion from county commissioners Tuesday but little support.
Monday, July 6
Motorists can expect 15- to 20-minute delays on U.S. Highway 40 between Muddy Pass and Kremmling for much of the rest of July.
The recent behavior of South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford finally tipped the scales in favor of a subject I've wanted to write about for a long time. Male menopause.
In today's struggling economy, preventive services and affordable health care are more important than ever to ensure that woman and their families in need of health care services do not go underserved.
Most people in this world are oblivious and hidden to the fact that every year, Canada brutally slaughters 350,000 baby harp seals. This is the largest mass slaughter of any species on the face of the Earth.
The Routt County Board of Commissioners made the difficult, but ultimately correct, decision Tuesday to lay off three county employees and leave 10 other positions unfilled through 2010. Although it may not be the last set of layoffs for county employees, the commissioners should be commended for their efforts to "right-size" county government.
Canadian fiddling group Leahy performs Friday evening
Believe it or not, we are already one week into the Strings summer season, and I hope you've had a chance to join us for one of our concerts. But whether you have or haven't, carpe diem - seize the day - and come on down. Read about the upcoming programs and pick one - I know you'll be glad you did.
Gelande jumping results
Tuesday, July 7
Commissioners cut one position each in Human Resources Department, Building and Plant/Purchasing Department, and Clerk and Recorder's Office. Furloughs also could be eliminated, and county might reduce the 10 percent across-the-board pay cut.
Mountain Madness Results for Sunday, July 5, 2009
The question of how best to share Routt County's roads - an issue discussed at length by the Routt County Board of Commissioners and bicyclists Monday night - will be sent to a varied group of users for advisement.
When Linda Danter started the Rally for the Cure Golf Tournament in Steamboat Springs, she had no idea she would be helping Amy Brown or Julie Hagenbuch. But she was thinking about them. And hopefully, this year's Rally for the Cure tournament will help.
Rodeo Series Results for July 4, 2009
Growth, development items dominate today's council agenda
Today, the Steamboat Springs City Council will consider giving final approval to a package of amendments that would pave the way for taller, denser and more predictable developments in the base area.
A few fights and some DUI arrests fill July 4 police blotter
Local emergency responders credited wet conditions and a strict state law for a safe Fourth of July holiday weekend in Routt County.
3 layoffs to be considered today, another dozen for 2010
The Routt County Board of Commissioners could decide today which county employees will lose their jobs as part of ongoing budget cuts. The commissioners also will consider whether to abandon a countywide furlough plan adopted in April.
A new location, expanded schedule and increased master classes are on tap this summer for Emerald City Opera. The Steamboat Springs performance company is entering its seventh season with a bigger schedule and a tighter budget than ever before.
Sunday, July 5
Wyoming authorities have found a water shoe and a helmet that possibly belonged to Steamboat Springs resident Brian Stothart, but they have been unable to recover Stothart, 35, from the Encampment River where he is presumed to have drowned June 13 while boating with friends.
Monday, July 6
Man led police on 30-mile pursuit from Routt County to Grand County
Glen Alan Shaffer was arrested on U.S. Highway 40 in Grand County after a chase that began in Routt County and reached 75 mph at times. The pursuit began after Steamboat Springs Police Department officers tried to pull over Shaffer near Fifth and Yampa streets.
Wooed by Michael Jackson's global fame and earning power, a bevy of financial firms, including Fortress Investment Group, ponied up tens of millions to finance the singer's luxe lifestyle and kick-start his troubled career.
Local law enforcement officials say several fights and a handful of DUI arrests were the most serious infractions. Wet conditions may have helped prevent any fireworks-related fires.
The 28th annual Steamboat Springs Writers Conference is from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 18 at the Depot Art Center on 13th Street. The cost of $60 covers four seminars and a catered luncheon.
In-district CMC students eligible
During tough economic times, it's important to save a buck whenever possible. Through a unique grant offered through Colorado Mountain College, Colin McCaulley realized some savings on his education.
It was almost a perfect plan, Linda Casner explained. In the most Steamboat of traditions, she ran with her 5-year-old golden retriever Duncan, in Sunday's Mountain Madness Steamboat Springs Running Series race.
Most of us know that our plants need water, sun, soil nutrients and warmth. But many gardeners give little thought to how the plant uses those elements to create foliage, blooms, seeds or root growth.
With federal grant funds, Steamboat Springs will purchase 2 additional vehicles
Steamboat Springs Transit's hybrid bus has proven so popular that drivers and passengers have just one complaint: There's only one of them. That's set to change as the city has been allocated grant funding that will allow it to purchase two additional diesel-electric hybrid buses.
Holly McPeak insists she is not still trying to put the game of professional beach volleyball on her back. The volleyball legend said Wednesday that, since her retirement earlier this year, she no longer feels the need to campaign for the sport to grow. She is, however, helping 2003 Steamboat Springs High School graduate Katie Carter.
One day per week, for the past 10 years, Betty Leipold has helped share Routt County's history.
"If only I had known." That thought is common to many of Dr. William Baker's cardiology patients as they look back and realize they failed to recognize some early symptoms of their heart disease.
Redmonds, Daughenbaughs keep agricultural tradition alive
Two longtime Routt County families were honored Sunday for their part in keeping the Yampa Valley's ranching tradition alive. The Daughenbaugh and Redmond families each were presented with a 2009 Heritage Family Award before the Mountain Valley Bank Ranch Rodeo at the Brent Romick Rodeo Arena.
Saturday, July 4
Sunday, July 5
Cathryn Wohlfert thinks her cancer survivor story isn't bad - it's pretty good, even. Diagnosed with breast cancer in late December 2007, Wohlfert quickly found a wide base of support in Routt County. A friend's physician and fellow breast cancer victim served as an emotional touch point.
Friday, July 3
Steamboat Springs - The following is a list of people booked into the Routt County Jail on suspicion of the listed charges. The arresting agency is listed in parentheses.
Grand County searchers found a Craig man who lost his way while hiking Friday afternoon.
Part of Katie Carter's reason for continuing to play volleyball is the rapid progression of her career. The other part, and the most important to Carter - a 2003 Steamboat Springs High School graduate and former All-American at UCLA - is that she absolutely loves the life she is living.
Coming off a record showing at the World Championships that included four individual medals, U.S. Nordic combined head coach Dave Jarrett beams at the possibilities in Vancouver at the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Steamboat Sprint leads way for July 4 festivities
Thousands of spectators lined Lincoln Avenue, waiting after the skate skiing portion of the Rocky Mountain Division Ski Jumping Extravaganza had wrapped up and before the annual July 4 parade started. Racers in the Steamboat Sprint took full advantage, flying down the course in front of a crowd a regular series event will never see.
Fletcher takes target jump title in Nordic Combined event
Bill Demong made the three laps up and down Lincoln Avenue in 6 minutes, 19 seconds to finish first in the 2-kilometer skate ski race Saturday during the Rocky Mountain Ski Jumping Extravaganza.
Next winter, fans from across the globe will travel to Canada for a chance to watch some of the best athletes in the world compete for gold, silver and bronze.
Richard J. Rende Jr. Age: 28 Occupation: Sales for Brown & Brown Insurance
The week's real estate transactions in Routt County
Sherman Poppen's 'Snurfer' displayed in national museum
Sherman Poppen, 79, is a longtime resident of Steamboat Springs and is widely recognized as the grandfather of snowboarding for his invention of the Snurfer.
Police say the trend of prescription drug abuse is noticeable but not overwhelming in Steamboat. Local physicians differ in their views on the prevalence of the problem.
Dick Maday honored by F.M. Light & Sons for years of service, assistance
Stetson sales representative Dick Maday retired this month after selling the cowboy hats to retailers for 33 years. He represented the company to F.M. Light & Sons for about 24.
Fourth of July daytime events in Steamboat, Yampa draw large crowds
The parade in Steamboat Springs managed to stay dry, while the parade in Yampa experienced a downpour, but the viewers in both towns were happy with the celebrations.
The Steamboat Springs chapter of the Colorado Restaurant Association is scheduled to meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Steamboat Smokehouse, 912 Lincoln Ave.
Consumer safety needs to be considered, but is the government going too far in protecting us?
When I was growing up, Fourth of July was as special to me as Christmas.
It is unfair for this City Council to bond this community for 10 years to the Atira Group, which undoubtedly would change in structure during that period of time.
If there ever was a time to quote one of Ben Franklin's gems, it would be now. "Those would give up essential liberty to gain some temporary security deserve neither security nor liberty," he said.
We are about to see whether democracy works. In the debate about health care, watch what happens to the public option.
The Atira Group's request for 10-year vesting on its proposed Ski Time Square redevelopment project is too long, but the city should remain open to a compromise from the three-year standard.
Class notes: Zopf named to Bentley University Dean's List; Local students graduate from Colorado College
Andrew Nathan Zopf, of Steamboat Springs, a senior and economics/finance major at Bentley University in Waltham, Mass., was named to the school's Dean's List for outstanding academic achievement in the spring 2009 semester. To make the list, a student must maintain a grade point average of 3.3 or better, with no grade below a 2.0 level in the semester.
To really have a "green house," certified by Routt County and Steamboat Springs, and to earn a platinum rating from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, Green Building Council, Michael Mow's house is going through extra tests and certifications during construction. By the time it is complete in September or October, the Stagecoach house likely will be the fifth platinum-certified house in Colorado.
Starting Friday, the Picnic Theatre Festival presents free performances of three works, featuring actors from Steamboat Springs and six transplants from New Zealand, where Stuart Handloff recently earned a graduate degree in directing.
The Tepee Creek Trail ends as it begins: dead and decimated trees lie everywhere as the singletrack dips into the running waters of Rock Creek. The four miles in between the finish and Lynx Pass-area trailhead, however, contain a just-difficult-enough hike through rolling terrain.
Bill Reid, chief operating officer of Alpine Mountain Ranch, reported Thursday that paving work on seven miles of internal roads at the luxury subdivision just south of the city limits is under way. The paving alone is costing nearly $1.5 million, he said.
Who could blame members of the Wilton West development group if they felt a little overlooked? The proposed annexation of Steamboat 700 and the potential for 2,000 new dwelling units in the West of Steamboat area have grabbed the headlines for more than a year.
Hayden Public Library announces the third Reader of the Week for the annual Summer Reading Program, and Tyler Sholes has won the honor.
A group of 28 Routt County men signed up to join the CCC. The Larson Transportation Co took them to the camp near Yampa on Monday morning. Some may be kept at Yampa, and others will be sent to camps at various places across the country. Routt County was allotted 26 men, but more men were sent because some might not be accepted.
Equestrian properties put focus on the animals
Who knew there was a Western movie set tucked away inside a private riding arena in Steamboat's south valley? When Candy and Maury Bunn built storage units into the north end of their arena on Routt County Road 14C, Candy persuaded her husband to create scaled-down Western facades on the cabinets.
Rob Powers is hard to miss when he's on the job. He was the man behind the microphone Saturday during the annual Fourth of July Parade.
Saturday, July 4
Craig man got turned around in Buffalo Park south of Rabbit Ears Pass
Grand County searchers found a Craig man who got turned around while hiking near Rabbit Ears Pass.
People urged to stay away from firing sites
For about 20 minutes tonight, fireworks will be launched into the air at a rate of nearly three per second with the goal of pulling off Steamboat Springs' largest Fourth of July pyrotechnics display.
12:03 a.m. A person reported a bear getting into a trash can in the 1400 block of Steamboat Boulevard. The bear was gone when police arrived. A resident was ticketed for a trash violation.
The Women's Financial Network will host workshops Monday and Tuesday titled "Safe Wealth Accumulation Secrets Unveiled."
US Nordic combined skier prevails in event at Howelsen Hill
On the heels of showing well during the 2008-09 season, Brett Camerota appears the most likely and able candidate to fill the team's fourth spot for the 2010 Olympics.
Hayden's elected leaders should head for their next meeting ready to make tough decisions, Town Manager Russ Martin said. Martin warned the Town Board of Trustees on Thursday that Hayden's enterprise fund could run about $250,000 short for the year.
Agriculture alliance, extension have planned 4 Cow Town tours this year
Routt County's ranchers are opening their doors to the public during upcoming ranch tours, hoping to teach people about agriculture and their food supply.
Like the community it chronicles, the Tread of Pioneers Museum has had a unique and sometimes rough-and-tumble history on its way to a more refined existence.
Daughenbaughs to serve as grand marshals for Fourth of July event
The Obamas probably are busy this weekend, John "Doc" Daughenbaugh joked, explaining why he and his wife were chosen as parade grand marshals.
Friday, July 3
Search and Rescue contacted man, who is cold and wet but otherwise OK
Unable to field a team of its own, Routt County Search and Rescue turned the search for a lost hiker in Buffalo Park south of Rabbit Ears Pass over to a Grand County search crew.
Local highlights of the holiday include the Fourth of July Parade, the Pioneer Block Party celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Tread of Pioneers museum, and the annual fireworks display.
Featuring art openings at formal galleries, alternative venues, retail stores and restaurants, the July First Friday Artwalk includes several dynamic showings of new work. Receptions are from 5 to 8 p.m. today and are free and open to all ages, unless otherwise noted.
The Rocky Mountain Jumping Extravaganza begins at 9 a.m. today at Howelsen Hill.
Yampa River inches toward prime tubing levels
Steamboat Springs is flirting with a rainy holiday weekend, but a meteorologist said it's hard to say how much precipitation monsoon winds might bring to the Yampa Valley.
This Fourth of July, consider the freedoms we are surrendering to the federal government and what our founding fathers would think if they could see their nation now.
Officers book 20-year-old Steamboat man in connection with June 19 crime
Steamboat Springs Police Department officers on Wednesday arrested a 20-year-old Steamboat Springs man in connection with a June 19 thwarted burglary at Double Z Bar & BBQ.
Steamboat Sprint is Saturday, Mountain Madness on Sunday
Organizers of the Steamboat Springs Running Series hope to get a running start this weekend at attracting more young competitors with a Saturday-Sunday Running Series doubleheader.
The U.S. Forest Service is reminding people to leave their fireworks at home if they are visiting the Routt National Forest this July 4 holiday. Fireworks are never allowed on national forests. Fireworks reach extreme temperatures and can start forest fires.
1:41 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a noise complaint in the 500 block of Ore House Plaza, where a man and a woman were trespassing in a hot tub. Officers issued a warning.
I love patriotism; I always have. I was born an Army brat. It is in my blood. My great-grandfather rode motorcycles in WWI. My grandfather served in WWII. My father served in Vietnam, my uncle was a paratrooper in Vietnam, and, most recently, my nephew is serving in the United States Marine Corps and just returned from his first tour of duty in Iraq.
Bob Mullen likes to joke that his golf career started in a cemetery behind his house when he was 9 years old and will eventually end in a cemetery.
Under a couple of garage-sale car coverings in an Elk River Estates driveway, a 40-foot-long reptile is waiting to be unleashed Saturday at the Fourth of July Parade.
When someone walks away from Jonah Skurky-Thomas' and Micah Bell's ceramics show featuring natural figures and themes, the artists want that person to feel comfortable in their own skin.
This weekend's installments of the Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo will start at 7 p.m. tonight and Saturday to allow for fireworks at Howelsen Hill, which will follow the event each night after the sun sets.
Riverside resident ticketed for mowing shrubs on city land
A battle has sprung up between Steamboat Springs residents who voluntarily have maintained a piece of city-owned property in their neighborhood and government officials who think the parcel should be allowed to evolve more naturally.
Fundraising goal is $9,000 to $15,000
Mainstreet Steamboat Springs plans to offer whistles for a $5 suggested donation at stores and at holiday events this weekend to raise money for a new noon whistle.
Mountainfilm brings movies on Zero Emissions bike route
On Thursday afternoon, Telluride Mountainfilm tour presenter Drew Ludwig was on a bike, en route from Carbondale to Steamboat Springs as part of a tour that will take him to Wyoming and Utah later in the summer.
Thursday, July 2
Airport manager says pilot attempted to abort landing before plane crashed into a small gully just west of Steamboat Springs Airport late Thursday morning.
Austin Hinder, a Steamboat Springs High School quarterback and rising senior, will take part in Steve Clarkson's Super Seven quarterback retreat through Saturday.
High school event slated for Sept. 21 and 22
Steamboat Springs High School coach Steve Dodson confirmed earlier this week that this year's Class 3A and 4A regional golf tournament will be held at Haymaker Golf Course.
Vail Valley's Sarah Will earns US Ski Team and Olympic honor
The Vail Valley's Sarah Will heard this week that she's being inducted into the U.S. Ski Team Hall of Fame and the Olympic Hall of Fame.
The body of a Front Range school administrator who went missing on the Colorado River last month was found Wednesday just upstream from Rancho del Rio.
Colorado senator makes stop in Aspen, says bill needs work
The energy-climate bill passed last week in the House will face an even tougher battle in the Senate, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet predicted Wednesday during a stop at the Aspen campus of Colorado Mountain College.
12:05 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a drunken driver at Lincoln Avenue and Eighth Street. Officers contacted the driver and issued a warning.
More than $2,000 worth of merchandise was stolen from a downtown Steamboat Springs store in a burglary Tuesday night or Wednesday morning, police said.
Early reservations and high demand flood popular weekend
If you don't already have a campground for the July 4 weekend, odds are you're out of luck. Stagecoach and Steamboat Lake state parks, along with Steamboat Campground, are all booked for the weekend.
Local government offices will be closed this Friday, but all Steamboat Springs banks and the city's two U.S. Postal Service offices will remain open on the day before the Fourth of July holiday Saturday.
Arts Council artists volunteer time, creativity for annual exhibit
The more than 50 artists who contributed work to the Steamboat Springs Arts Council's annual artist member show are more than creative resources, said show co-chair Dona Steele.
Art on the Mountain features regional vendors through weekend
About a dozen painters, photographers, jewelers and other craftsmen from the state and region will set up shop in Gondola Square this weekend.
The lodging barometer compiled by the Steamboat Springs Chamber anticipates 9,600 people will spend Saturday night in guest lodging - enough to occupy 69 percent of Steamboat's 17,281 guest pillows.
The Union Pacific railroad company began work this week on safety upgrades that could have prevented one of the scariest moments in Buck Chavarria's life.
A crowd of 600 to 700 people gathered around a small burial site for Brett Stearns' funeral Wednesday afternoon at Craig Cemetery.
Event expected to bring 500 to Craig
After months of planning, youths from 10 states are coming to Craig for one of the most competitive rodeos around.
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Freestyle, Nordic combined qualifiers coming in December
Freestyle and Nordic Combined teams will take part in a two-day competition in late December, Andy Wirth confirmed Wednesday.
Adam Zabel knows landscapes. When he sits down to paint scenes of the Yampa Valley, the Routt County native doesn't need to snap a photo or even step out of his door.
Lack of nightlife in 660,000-square-foot area concerns some
The Atira Group developers are asking for a 10-year grace period before being required to bring the Ski Time Square redevelopment project to fruition. Development plans for Ski Time Square call for five buildings totaling more than 660,000 square feet of mixed-use development on 4.6 acres.
Tab Benoit will make an appearance at Ghost Ranch Saloon
Tab Benoit and his band are back in Steamboat for the first time in a few years with a show at 9 p.m. Thursday at Ghost Ranch Saloon.
During the week of June 14 to 21, Steamboatpilot.com's Question of the Week asked, "If it were put to a public vote today, would you support annexing the proposed Steamboat 700 development into city limits?"
Back in the early '80s, my husband and I came to Steamboat for the first time to visit friends.
No one needs a reminder of the very real consequences the recession is having on Routt County and many of its residents. But we're going to provide one anyway.
According to ESPN.com, former Steamboat Springs hockey player Ryan Dingle has been traded from the National Hockey League's Anaheim Ducks to the Philadelphia Flyers, as part of a move by the Flyers to acquire defenseman Chris Pronger from the Ducks.
Steamboat Springs boys sweep pair of games from Summit
The Steamboat Springs American Legion baseball team bounced back from recent losses Sunday, sweeping a pair of games from Summit.
The U.S. Nordic Combined team has been in Steamboat Springs all week conducting a team camp.
Gov. Bill Ritter issued an order Tuesday morning for the lowering of all U.S. and state flags in honor of a fallen local firefighter.
Staff members at the new Family Birth Place at Yampa Valley Medical Center are looking for donations from local artists to enhance the ambiance of the hospital wing that opened in May.
It was her day to be thanked, but Janet Borden had to express some gratitude of her own Sunday. She was appreciative that the city of Steamboat Springs provides a legal means for her husband, Tim, to exercise his obsession with fire.
Burning American flags on the Fourth of July may not appear to be in keeping with the purpose of the holiday, but local veterans organizing such an event this weekend disagree.
12:29 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a noise complaint at Deerfoot Avenue and Broad Street. Officers were unable to locate the source of the noise.
My wife and I purchased a condo in Steamboat Springs more than 30 years ago.
It would be tough to find the best athlete in the Streeter family. But that's what happens when you have 12 All-American selections and three college national championships.
Something is wrong with my cell phone. It has taken over my life. We have a strange and complicated relationship. I believe it owns me.