Murray Selleck can’t remember the first time he helped put on the annual Ski Haus Avalanche Clinic, which returns to Steamboat Springs tonight. The clinic is “just full of critical skills for any backcountry skier, and we’ve been skiing in the backcountry around here for a long time,” said Selleck, an employee at Ski Haus.
Growing up near Houston, Texas, guitarist and singer Hamilton Loomis was steeped in a grizzled, downtrodden brand of traditional blues music. Coming through the scene as a teenager, Loomis turned heads and garnered praise as a rising star in that blues world.
Volunteers have been called 7 times in 6 days to begin 2010
Since the start of the new year, Routt County Search and Rescue volunteers have been called seven times in six days for lost snowshoers, skiers and snowmobilers.
During his free concert at last year’s MusicFest at Steamboat, country musician Jack Ingram played his entire set wearing ski goggles and a T-shirt. At 1:30 p.m. today, Ingram returns to the Gondola Square stage for his third free concert there, notching his sixth or seventh performance as part of the MusicFest at Steamboat.
Commissioner begins push for 2nd term with Thursday event
Ten months before voters will go to the polls, Diane Mitsch Bush drew a small crowd to the courthouse lawn Thursday to officially announce her campaign for a second term as a Routt County commissioner. About 30 people gathered in front of the Routt County Courthouse in downtown Steamboat Springs to support Mitsch Bush.
Appeal efforts, challenges continue as Sundance closure deadlines near
Several Steamboat Springs residents are appealing to federal and state authorities to keep postal services at the Sundance branch as deadlines for its closure approach. The U.S. Postal Service plans to end retail postal service Jan. 15, one week from today, at the Sundance at Fish Creek branch off Anglers Drive.
Three people reportedly were caught in an avalanche Thursday in Mushroom Bowl, which is out-of-bounds terrain that is accessed from Vail Mountain, authorities said.
For the Steamboat Springs High School team, a win at 6:30 p.m. today against Rampart at Howelsen Ice Arena could at least reveal the foundation of the who’s who in the Peak hockey conference. Steamboat could establish itself as one of the teams to beat as the hockey season goes on.
The Aspen Skiing Co. had a “relatively busy holiday period” and is running slightly ahead of last season’s business pace, spokesman Jeff Hanle said Wednesday. The number of riders hitting the slopes at the ski company’s four ski areas increased about 3 percent from last season, Hanle said.
Locals fare well at 4 days of competitions at Keystone
Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club skiers flew away with a few top finishes as the club’s Alpine team hit the slopes for four days of competition at Keystone. Shane McLean led the way for the team, logging its only first-place finish in a super G race Monday. She also was third in another super G race the same day.
The Spring Creek Trail off Amethyst Drive will be closed for two weeks, starting today, for hazardous tree removal and fire break operations.
A lot in Genna Bradley’s life has changed since she was a freshman. Bradley, a Steamboat Springs High School senior who competes for Moffat County High School, is hellbent on winning the Class 4A diving championships.
Marty Galloway, a 25-year-old who graduated from the University of Colorado in May, soon will get his chance at a childhood dream.
Orchestra runs ensemble for high school, adult musicians
Organizers of a new classical music group hope to bridge the gap between student and adult ensembles available in Routt County. The Steamboat String Ensemble starts rehearsals from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. Monday at the Depot Art Center.
And so it goes with making New Year’s resolutions. If you are like me, my failure rate is far greater than my success rate. Now I could say I was a “failure,” but after reflection on the subject, I am convinced it is more about making realistic or substantive resolutions. With that said, I plan to take some pressure off my life of failed resolutions this year.
What to do this week for Jan. 8 to 14
Wednesday, Jan. 6