News for Friday, June 11, 2010

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Ski Corp. notes positive trends, again opts to not release skier figures

Colorado Ski Country USA says its 22 members resorts experienced a slight increase in skier visits in 2009-10. Locally, ski area officials tout strong customer satisfaction.

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Police: Steamboat man shot wife, self

Officers stormed into west Steamboat home after hearing gunshot

Police Capt. Joel Rae said it appears that 55-year-old Robert Cash shot his wife, 48-year-old Rhonda Cash, in the back of the neck at about 6:30 a.m. Friday and then turned the gun on himself. Rhonda Cash was flown out by air ambulance later in the day and is listed in critical condition.

Moffat County Commission extends pot dispensary moratorium

The Moffat County Commission has decided to continue its freeze on medical marijuana dispensaries.

Steamboat briefs: Hayden library seeks teen summer reading buddies

The Hayden Public Library will begin its annual program for reading mentors. “Bradley’s Book Buddies” will accept applications from teens ages 13 to 18 to be paid mentors for the summer.

Vail assessing flood damage

Gore Creek hit record 2,350 cubic feet per second Sunday

Flood waters in some parts of Vail earlier this week exceeded 100-year-flows, the Federal Emergency Management Age­ncy reported.

3rd Street could open Tuesday in downtown Steamboat

Downtown paving crews plan to open 13th Street on June 18

The planned opening of Third Street next week will enable turns in all directions and make parking available on both sides of Lincoln Avenue from Third to Seventh streets, with two lanes of traffic in each direction.

Steamboat's Free Summer Concert Series lineup set

Country act, Grateful Dead tandem added to schedule

John Waldman, promoter for the Steamboat Springs Free Summer Concert Series, announced that country artist Big Kenny will open the five-show series June 26 and that the Rhythm Devils will play July 23.

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Youth baseball team earns World Series bid

Summit Extreme goes 3-1 at Triple Crown Mountain Division 2 tournament

If history was any indication, the Summit Extreme 13-and-under AA baseball team knew what it was up against. The team, comprising players from Summit County and Steamboat Springs, played in a Triple Crown Mountain Division 2 tournament Saturday and Sunday in Grand Junction.

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What to do this week in Steamboat for June 11 to 17

Cash'd Out, "the next best thing to Johnny Cash," performs at 9 p.m. Wednesday at Ghost Ranch Saloon. The show costs $10 at the door.

Country-rock act to play Old Town Pub in Steamboat

New Riders of the Purple Sage toured with Grateful Dead

The early members of the band included rock legends Jerry Garcia and Phil Lesh, which later led to extensive touring with the Grateful Dead and acts such as Janis Joplin and The Band. Now, more than 40 years since it was formed, the New Riders of the Purple Sage will appear at Old Town Pub on Tuesday to play two 75-minute sets.

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Culture on display at RED Contemporary in Steamboat

Herencia Milenaria commemorates ceramic styles of Jalisco, Mexico

An exhibit shown twice in the United States since the 1960s is on display at RED Contemporary gallery in Steamboat Springs. Herencia Milenaria: Crafts­men in Evolution will be on display at the gallery in the Sheraton Steamboat Resort until Aug. 5

Aspen tries to save historic Given Institute

In a last-ditch effort to save the Given Institute from demolition as its owner grows cozier with a potential buyer, the Aspen Historic Preservation Commission is applying to get the building listed with the National Register of Historic Places.

Jo Stanko: State agriculture by the numbers

Colorado is a state of great diversity and contrasts, with her line of mountain ranges stretching from the northern border to the southern border, her high desert region in the west and her high plains in the east. She presents a wide variety of opportunities for recreation, education and occupation. When most people think about Colorado, they might think about the diversity represented by her national parks and monuments: the high mountains of Rocky Mountain National Park, the red sculptures of Garden of the Gods, the plains of the Pawnee Grasslands and the stories about the past at Mesa Verde, just to name a few. However, as people look and think about Colorado, there is one sector of the state that, while it exists in some form in every county, people either don’t see or take for granted — and that is agriculture.

World Cup kicks off today; several Steamboat venues airing games

Robin Craigen will be cheering for two teams in the same soccer game Saturday when the United States begins its 2010 World Cup campaign against England.

The Record for June 9

12:12 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to help a driver in Dream Island Plaza.