News for Wednesday, August 18, 2010



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Hundreds attend closing sand mandala ceremony in Steamboat

Buddhist monks will perform a healing ceremony at noon today

The excited chatter and the gasps of joy and amazement from the hundreds packed into Library Hall on Wednesday night told the story of how lumps of carefully placed grains of sand can touch thousands of people in the Steamboat Springs community.

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Bingham, Jacques-Grewal wrap up Steamboat Town Challenge championships

Brad Bingham and Tammy Jacques-Grewal each won their respective races Wednesday. They each sewed up season-long points champions and dethroned Steamboat Springs cycling royalty: Barkley Robinson and Kelly Boniface.

Steamboat Springs Education Fund Board elects leaders

New members appointed; Open Meetings Law discussion tabled

The group that administers the city’s half-cent sales tax for education took on a new look Wednesday night. The Steamboat Springs Edu­cation Fund Board said goodbye to longtime members Tom Ptach and Michael Loomis; appointed two new members, Teresa Wright and Ann Hender­son; and elected a new slate of officers including Kristi Brown as president.

Adult Coed D League Softball playoff scores for Aug. 17

Adult Coed D League Softball playoff scores for Aug. 17

Adult Coed B League Softball playoff scores for Aug. 17

Adult Coed B League Softball playoff scores for Aug. 17

DOW to discuss black bear population with Moffat County residents

Northwest Colorado residents will soon have a forum to discuss ideas about living harmoniously with the area’s black bear population. The Colorado Division of Wildlife will host a public meeting from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 31 at American Legion Post 62, 1055 Moffat County Road 7, on managing the region’s black bears. The meeting provides an opportunity for local residents to give input to the DOW about the species and its presence in the areas north of Craig and Steamboat Springs, as well as all of North Park.

Hayden School Board to finalize wording for proposed mill levy override

The Hayden School Board meets tonight to finalize the wording of a proposed mill levy override that could generate as much as $321,473 a year for the school district.

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Steamboat Springs High School sports fundraising kicks off

Booster Club helps high school after funding structure changes

The Steamboat Springs Bo­­oster Club kicks off its first big fundraiser of the year today with the sale of the Steamboat Sailors Gold Cards. The Booster Club has seen the Colorado High School Activities Asso­ciation make several changes to the way fundraising is done at schools.

Eagle man launches write-in bid for governor

Mike Moore is running for governor as a write-in candidate. The odds are struck-by-lighting long, and he knows it.

Town Challenge's last race today on Mount Werner

Mount Werner Cross Country starts at Thunderhead Express chairlift

The simplicity of the final stop on the 2010 Steamboat Springs Town Challenge Mountain Bike Race Series makes it the perfect backdrop to settle final point standings in several divisions. The Mount Wer­­­­ner Cross Coun­try starts for most at the Thun­­­der­head Ex­press.

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Emerald City Opera, New York singers join in Steamboat for 'Carmen'

Collaboration opens Steamboat All Arts Festival

For almost eight years, Keri Rusthoi longed for a way to perform the extravagant, dramatic French opera “Carmen.” Rusthoi, a soprano, will play Micaela in a concert version of “Carmen” at 7 p.m. Thursday at Strings Music Pavilion.

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Riley Polumbus: What goes up, must come down

Cory Prager is part of a growing community leading us into the next generation of mountain biking. Prager coaches the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club’s Gravity Team. Since I have been a bit confused by the new terminology about biking, I called Cory to get up to speed.

Steamboat Symphony Orchestra concert season shows musical evolution

Steamboat Symphony Orch­estra Music Director Ernest Richardson has more than music to think about when he chooses a season program. He searches for pieces of pivotal importance that demonstrate growth and evolution in the history of symphonic music, the history of mankind, and what soon will become the history of his orchestra.

Steamboat briefs: Eggs recalled because of salmonella risk

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Monday announced that Wright County Egg, of Galt, Iowa, is voluntarily recalling eggs produced by its farms on specific dates because of possible contamination with salmonella enteritidis, a foodborne bacteria that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems, according to a news release.

The Record for Aug. 16

12:16 a.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to a report of an unlocked door in the 300 block of South Grant Avenue in Oak Creek. Deputies locked the building.

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Gary Wall, Garrett Wiggins prepare for Routt County rematch

Retention and relationships key in sheriff campaign strategies

Garrett Wiggins has faced Gary Wall before. The men ran against each other in the 2006 election for Routt County sheriff, which Wall won. But now, with more history behind each of them and potential issues on both sides, the men are preparing new strategies for the rematch.

Routt County to fight state agency about coal power plant decision

The Routt County Board of Commissioners voted, 2-1, on Tuesday to join a lawsuit seeking to force a judicial review of the recent decision by Xcel Energy and the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission to convert several Front Range coal-burning power plants to natural gas in an effort to reduce pollution.

Adult Men's B League Softball standings for Aug. 16

Adult Men's B League Softball standings for Aug. 16

Adult League Volleyball summer 2010 playoffs

Adult League Volleyball summer 2010 playoffs

Steamboat Springs Team Lightning results for Aug. 6 to 8

Steamboat Springs Team Lightning results for Aug. 6 to 8

Frontier reverses decision, retains Aspen service

United boosts winter flights to ski resort

Less than a month after Frontier Airlines announced it would pull out of the Aspen market this fall, the airline said Tuesday it will maintain its Denver-Aspen connection throughout fall and winter.

Steamboat Springs Education Fund Board to elect officers tonight

Brown in line for presidency; group to address Open Meetings Law

The Steamboat Springs Edu­cation Fund Board is slated tonight to elect new officers, including longtime member Kristi Brown as its new president. Current President Mark Andersen is poised for a shift to the vice presidency. Don Schwartz likely will be the new secretary, and Dean Massey likely will be the new treasurer of the Fund Board, which administers the city’s half-cent sales tax for education.

Steamboat Sailors golf 6th in season-opening tournament

The Steamboat Springs High School golf team finished sixth Tuesday in Grand Junction in the team’s first tournament of the season. Playing in the Warrior Invi­tational at Tiara Rado Golf Course, Steamboat shot a team score of 240.

Our View: Election shows system’s effectiveness

Last week’s vote wasn’t your average primary election. Turnout in Routt County was 42 percent, an astonishing increase from 18 percent in 2006 and 3 percent in 2002. This speaks to the ease and acceptance of the mail-in ballot.