News for Friday, July 2, 2010

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Homeless man's journey taking him to Steamboat

David Muniz left Greeley last month and hit Rabbit Ears Pass this afternoon

David Muniz left Greeley on June 22 on his way to Steamboat Springs. By this afternoon he was high on Rabbit Ears Pass, 13 miles from the edge of town.

Park City to host ski jumping, Nordic combined championships

The U.S. Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Championships will return to Park City, Utah, the U.S. Ski Team announced Friday. The July 30 to Aug. 1 events will be held for the third straight time in the summer.

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What to do in Routt County this week

The New Orleans-based group E.O.E. fronted by Billy Franklin plays funk and reggae at 9 p.m. Saturday at Ghost Ranch Saloon. The group has performed at New Orleans Jazz Fest.

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Jimmy Westlake: July’s parade of planets

Don’t be alarmed if you are sunbathing on a South Pacific isle July 11 when suddenly the sun disappears and the stars pop out at midday. It’s just a total eclipse of the sun. All five of the bright naked-eye planets will be visible this month, four of them at once in our early evening sky.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Be the judge at the county fair

The annual Routt County Fair is based on participation by, from and for locals. The 96th edition of the fair, scheduled for August, is no different and provides a great variety of opportunities for participation in old and new events and contests. This year highlights a contest that gives back to the community, You Be the Judge.

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String Board Theory returns to Steamboat for the 1st time since May

The Steamboat Springs band, which has been together since 2007, now plays a “groove-infused, funk dance rock,” bassist Jeff Barlow said.

Hayden Town Council votes ‘no’ to dispensaries

Hayden manager to draft ordinance prohibiting marijuana shops

The Hayden Town Council said “no” to medical marijuana dispensaries for a second time Thursday. After hearing options about how to address dispensaries in town limits, the council directed Town Manager Russ Martin to draft an ordinance that would prohibit medical marijuana establishments in Hayden.

Routt County Planning Commission votes, 8-1, for gravel pit

Proposal must get approval from commissioners

The Routt County Planning Commission voted, 8-1, Thurs­day night to recommend approval of Alpine Aggregates’ request for a permit to mine gravel at a site along Colorado Highway 131. The site is close to the Yampa River below Lake Catamount.

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First Friday Artwalk today at downtown Steamboat venues

The Steamboat Springs Arts Council at the Depot Art Center presents the Steamboat Clay Artisans and their Pot’anical Exuberance exhibit. Fifteen artists are showing works that depict a garden/botanical theme from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

Former Craig resident sentenced for bank fraud

Patricia Cabano, a former Craig woman who pleaded guilty to two counts of bank fraud, was sentenced to 40 months in prison June 18 in U.S. District Court in Denver. Cabano, 56, now of West Sacramento, Calif., was originally charged with 31 counts of bank fraud.

Steamboat Youth Lacrosse summer league standings

Steamboat Youth Lacrosse summer league standings

Steamboat swim team wins in Aspen

Team Lightning earns overall title at June event

Steamboat Springs’ Team Lightning swim team ran away with the overall title at the June 26 and 27 Aspen Invitational. Steamboat scored 2,247 points, a full 400 points more than second-place Glenwood Springs Team Sopris Swimming Club.

Steamboat briefs: Fourth of July holiday lodging estimates show slight dip from 2009

About 8,700 visitors are projected to come to Steamboat Springs this weekend, compared with the 9,600 who came for the Fourth of July last year, according to the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association’s lodging barometer.

Mountain Madness race could draw crowd in Steamboat

Half-marathon, 10K among Steamboat Springs Running Series’ most popular events

Scott Blair said the experience was a little overwhelming last year as he sat behind a registration table and watched wave after wave of racers show up. The Mountain Madness half-marathon and 10-kilometer race was the first Steamboat Springs Running Series event he directed, and as the waves came, he did the only thing he knew was necessary.

Ranch Rodeo makes a return to Steamboat tonight

Most folks don’t get to see the daily workings of ranch life. Depending on the time of year, those duties can include penning steers and roping and branding calves. Those looking to get a glimpse of the ranching lifestyle are in for a treat when the Mountain Valley Bank Ranch Ro­deo returns to Steamboat Springs tonight.

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July Fourth Ski Jumping Extravaganza ready to take off this weekend

A Steamboat winter tradition continues to build steam on 4th of July

The crowd will be on hand to watch one of Steamboat Springs’ longest-running winter traditions — ski jumping — take flight in the warm July air during the July Fourth Ski Jumping Extravaganza. This is the fifth year the event will be held on Howelsen’s K-68 ski jump.

Yampa celebration lasts all weekend

The Fourth of July celebration in Yampa will go on all weekend as the town hosts a community picnic, a car show, fireworks and the traditional parade through town.

The Record for June 30

12:02 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to check on a reportedly intoxicated person at Lincoln Avenue and Third Street. Officers gave the person a courtesy ride and left the person with a sober friend.