News for Monday, May 25, 2009

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Saloon opens with strong sets

Ghost Ranch venue rocks big opening weekend

Blues-laden soul, punk and early rock 'n' roll were among the styles covered in Ghost Ranch Saloon's opening weekend, with sets from The Informants, Tony Furtado, Agent Orange, the Amputators and Missed the Boat.

Hinder commits to Cal

Nationally recruited SSHS quarterback picks California school

Steamboat Springs High School junior quarterback Austin Hinder- listed as the second-ranked quarterback and No. 84 prospect overall by www.rivals.com - verbally committed to the University of California-Berkeley on Monday. The 6-foot-5 Hinder said his ties to the Cal program played a big role in the choice.

Aging well: Connecting with grandchildren through nature

School almost is out for the summer, and that means many older adults are expecting visits from grandchildren.

Harriet Freiberger: We need reminding

It's a simple thing - wearing a poppy, and yet more than a colorful accessory, the small red flower pinned to a hat or a shirt collar reminds us. It is Memorial Day. We are called upon to come to a stop, to understand why and how we can enjoy so much. The day has been declared a national holiday. The calendar is marked accordingly, we make our plans for outings with family and friends, but a deeper and louder voice comes from within.

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Memorial Day events

Memorial Day events

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Scout lays flags to rest

Strbuck has placed boxes at post offices, library for old American flags

Old Glory is entitled to a respectful retirement when she gets tattered or torn, and Boy Scout Leo Starbuck is trying to make sure each worn-out flag receives a proper send-off.

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River Festival slalom event draws crowd for annual competition

Barry Smith has paddled a kayak in each of the Yampa River Festival kayak slalom competition's 29 years.

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Luke Graham: Games of the year

Although the prep season has wrapped up, it's hard not to look at the 2008-09 year and think about some of the accomplishments. It gave us great performances from Hayden, Steamboat and Soroco athletes and teams. Several athletes won state titles, including Kylee Swiggart and Sara Bearss in tennis and Cole Worsley in swimming.

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Steamboat briefs: American Legion offers transport to VA services

American Legion offers transport to VA services

Deb Babcock: Growing vegetables locally

With such nice weather lately, it's tempting to get outside and start planting vegetables in your garden right away.

Monday Medical: Memory loss, diabetes: Is there a link?

Yampa Valley Medical Center presents Taking Care of Me, its free monthly family health program at 6 p.m. June 1 in Conference Room 1. The topic is "Memory Loss and Diabetes: Is There a Link?" Emmalie Conner, of the Alzheimer's Association, will be the presenter.

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Students tell classmates to be fearless in graduation speeches

Moffat County High School's graduation ceremony was all about movement. The students filed into the school gymnasium Saturday in pairs, a girl in white and a boy in blue. Paparazzi parents snapped photos, and the crowd sent forth whoops and hollers for their favorite graduates.

Local Realtor completes training, earns designation

Lisa Balstad recently was awarded the Graduate Realtor Institute designation, according to a news release. Balstad, who sells real estate for Re/Max, About You LLC, has been selling real estate now for nearly three years.