News for Friday, July 24, 2009



City Market recalls tainted beef

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.

Steamboat youth lacrosse summer league for July 24

Week 1 Standings

Adult League Softball: Coed "C" for July 23

Thursday's games

Sailors girls hoopsters show signs of progress

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.

Spring Creek race 1 of Running Series' most popular

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.

Steamboat briefs: Routt County Fair Royalty applications due today

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.

The Record for July 22

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.

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Soroco's Bruggink an All-American wrestler

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.

21st Century Team will begin training Monday

Cheryl Arnett's second-grade class is published. Web published, that is. On Arnett's class Web site, at, several videos and projects are posted showcasing the students achievements during the year.

Local officials discuss Aigner lecture video

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.

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Sam Bush turns to tradition in approach to 'newgrass'

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.

Speaker discusses economic, environmental benefits of saving historic buildings

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.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Raising beef and raising money

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.

Hayden could vote on tax increases

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.

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Emerald City Opera program coaches young singers

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.

VNA plans in limbo

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.

Aspen Skiing position won't cut staff, pay

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.

Vail bikers want more runs

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.

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Rob Douglas: Automatic annexation votes would be unwise

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.

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What to do this weekend for July 24 to 26

What to do this weekend for July 24 to 26