Taylor Fletcher, who was recently named to the U.S. Olympic team, led the way for the U.S. at Junior Worlds today. At the X Games in Aspen, Steamboat snowboarder Mick Dierdorff qualified today for Saturday's finals.
Oak Creek Town Board members vote, 4-2, to approve conditional license
Oak Creek Town Board members approved a conditional business license Thursday night for the town’s first medical marijuana dispensary. Board members voted, 4-2, to grant the business a six-month conditional license with stipulations.
In “Throw Down Your Heart,” master banjo player Béla Fleck explores the origins of the banjo in African string instruments, traveling to several countries in East Africa and West Africa and playing with local musicians. In a short set before a screening of that movie today, local musicians John “Musemason” Mason and Cary Kamperschroer will play a short set exploring a similar theme.
Ryan Atkinson, 25, is being held on suspicion of supplying alcohol to minors
Ryan Atkinson, the 25-year-old man sought by Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies in connection with a suspected underage drinking party, turned himself in to authorities at 9:15 a.m. Thursday. Atkinson is held on suspicion of three counts of contributing the delinquency of a minor and three counts of witness intimidation.
One of the most rewarding aspects of Darrel Levingston’s professional career has been the opportunity to help people. Levingston, 55, wants that to continue, but in a different role. He will challenge incumbent Rob Ryg, a former pastor, in November’s Routt County coroner race. Levingston said he thinks the most important role for a coroner is working with families and helping them get through difficult times, something he said he’s familiar with having served as a family liaison for Search and Rescue.
Laura Wait's style accommodates her evolving ideas and allows for depth within the same subject. In her latest collection, Wait pursues an idea she’s been after for a while, experimenting with the way we interact with words and what the shapes of those words mean. The show, “Litterarius,” opens with a reception today from 5 to 8 p.m. at K. Saari Gallery at Vertical Arts.
Bison is the newest menu item in the Steamboat Springs School District. Nutritional Services Director Max Huppert just got his first order of bison hot dogs. Introducing bison is another way Huppert is trying to change how Steamboat students eat. It’s not easy, but that doesn’t stop him from trying.
Basketball squads to face Eagle Valley; hockey takes on Doherty
There are certain questions to be answered, but as the Western Slope League basketball schedule officially hits the midway point, there is good news for the boys and girls teams. As the second half of the league schedule begins today at Eagle Valley, each Steamboat Springs High School team still controls its own destiny.
More than 80 students are set to participate in the 14th annual Dance Showcase, a student-directed, student-choreographed and student-performed concert. Watch an interview with the show’s directors at www.exploresteamboat.com. Tickets are $8 for students, $10 for adults and $12 for reserved seating. Call 879-1562 for more information. The High School is at 45 Maple St.
Food used to be such a simple topic: “Can I get enough at a price I can afford to sustain my family?” As Americans have become more sophisticated, the topic of food has become more complicated. Food and its production has been cussed and discussed in the international relations, political, social, environmental, financial and emotional arenas.
New York Post puts ‘fabulous’ ski resort town as sexiest city
Here’s a secret about Aspen: It’s not one of the most expensive small towns to live in the United States. In fact, it’s not even in the top 50. But as for its sexiness, Aspen is on a catwalk of its own. The New York Post gushed Jan. 25 that there’s no ski resort sexier than Aspen, despite its, well, not-so-favorable publicity of late.
The Soroco High School girls basketball took some heart in a late-game charge that brought the Rams to within two possessions of a talented Meeker squad in the second half of a loss last weekend. The squad will try to finish off one of those drives starting at 5 p.m. today when it plays host to Plateau Valley.
New entity forming to explore ways to expand use of fair facilities on a year-round basis
The Routt County Board of Commissioners, the County Fair Advisory Board and a group of citizen advocates have mutually agreed to restructure their relationship. Going forward, the fair board won’t take up proposals from citizens groups eager to raise funds to augment facilities at the Routt County Fairgrounds in Hayden.
The fourth Winter Olympics Games — then referred to as IV Winter Olympics — were held from Feb. 6 to 16, 1936, in the market town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. It also marked the final year during which the summer and winter games were held in the same country, as well as the first time a symbolic torch was lit. A record 668 athletes arrived from 28 nations to compete in 17 events in eight sports. Australia, Bulgaria, Greece, Liechtenstein, Spain, and Turkey made their debut.