News for Thursday, July 22, 2010



Regional fire count hits 14

Lightning-caused blazes include 1 near Rabbit Ears

The Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit reported 10 new fires Thursday, adding to four that already were burning in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties. One of the new fires is near Rabbit Ears Pass in Grand County.

Steamboat Lake swim beach still closed because of E. coli

The lake closed Wednesday after E. coli levels exceeded 235 organisms per 100 milliliters. Steamboat Lake State Park Ranger Matthew Schuler said in an e-mail that the laboratory likely didn’t receive the second test Thursday. Park officials hoped to open the swim beach as soon as this afternoon.

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Cash advised of charges during 1st court appearance in Steamboat

Man suspected of shooting wife June 11

Robert Cash was silent throughout his arraignment in Routt County Court on charges of attempted murder in the first degree and crime of violence Thursday afternoon. Cash is charged with attempted first-degree murder and crime of violence, both felonies.

2 vying for vacant South Routt School Board seat

Members to consider District 7 candidates today

Ryan Adrian, a deputy with the Routt County Sheriff’s Office, and Brett Mason, manager of parking and security at Steamboat Ski Area, have expressed interest in becoming members of the South Routt School Board.

Hayden to ask voters for mill levy override

School Board to consider ballot language for proposed tax increase at August meeting

The Hayden School Board, by a 4-0 vote, approved a motion Wednesday night to ask residents to consider approving a mill levy override to increase property taxes.

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Steamboat Relay For Life in need of donations

Cancer fundraiser has raised $78,000 of $200,000 goal

The 37 teams registered for Relay For Life have raised about $78,000, which is less than half the fundraising goal of $200,000, event Co-Chairwoman Susan McIntosh said. The event raised $169,000 in 2009 and $209,000 in 2008.

Land-use changes sought for medical marijuana in Oak Creek

Town Board to consider applications at meeting tonight

The Oak Creek Town Board will hear three requests for land-use changes at a meeting tonight, all for medical marijuana establishments.

GOP Routt County sheriff hopefuls outline goals

Republican candidates define themselves in TV18 interview

The two Republican candidates vying for a chance to stand against Democrat Gary Wall to lead the Routt County Sheriff’s Office explained their goals in a casual discussion with Steamboat TV18 on Wednesday.

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Steamboat CMC campus officials seek building plan feedback

College hosts walking tour of proposed road, planned facility

About 30 people participated in a walking tour of Colorado Mountain College's proposed road location and 48,000-square-foot geoexchange facility planned for the Alpine Campus. The group included residents, CMC staff, and project architects and engineers.

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Fire activity slows Wednesday near Moffat County

After a flurry of activity Monday and Tuesday, no new wildfires were reported Wednesday, according to the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit. Twelve fires started Tuesday in western Moffat County and parts of Rio Blanco County, fire officials reported. Fire activity decreased Tuesday night due to cooler temperatures and higher relative humidity. Eight of the 12 wildfires were contained by Wednesday, according to a news release.

Steamboat briefs: LIFT-UP gathers donations before free Friday concert

LIFT-UP of Routt County will collect nonperishable food items at the entrance to Friday’s free concert at Howelsen Hill.

The Record for July 20

12:11 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers talked to a woman who was intoxicated near Seventh and Oak streets. Officers gave her a ride home.

Summer Ten­­­nis Champ­ionship hits off Friday in Steamboat

The Steamboat Tennis Asso­ciation is preparing to field its largest Summer Ten­­­nis Champ­ionship field. Organizers ex­­pect more than 148 players to compete in Fri­­day, Sat­urday and Sun­­­day’s tournament at the Tennis Cen­­ter at Steam­boat Springs.

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Steamboat's Humble Ranch trail debate illustrated along Agate Creek

About 11 years after Ed and Cheri Trousil closed on their pur­chase of Hum­ble Ranch, in May 1999, the public trail a­­long Agate Creek south of Steamboat Springs is a scenic, little-used reminder of how a conservation effort that began with all sides stating the best intentions descended into legal battles, property disputes and appeals through four years, two courts and teams of lawyers.