News for Sunday, June 13, 2010



Cashes remain hospitalized

Sister says Robert Cash must have been ‘very tormented and despondent’

Rhonda Cash remained in serious condition at St. Anthony Central Hospital in Denver on Sunday afternoon. Linda Cash Remy, Robert’s sister, said her brother is “in extremely critical condition.”

Robert Cash's condition uncertain

Spokeswoman says Denver hospital has no listing today for man who shot wife, self Friday

A spokeswoman for St. Anthony Central Hospital in Denver said today that Rhonda Cash remains in serious condition there, but the hospital has no listing for her husband, Robert Cash, who was in critical condition at the hospital Saturday night. Police said Robert Cash shot Rhonda and then himself Friday morning at their western Steamboat home.

The Record for June 11

12:21 a.m. A Steamboat Springs Police Department officer driving near the 900 block of Critter Court saw a garage bay at the school district’s bus facility open. An employee was working, and everything was fine.

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Steamboat's youth reading programs aim to make reading fun

Bud Werner Memorial Library events try to prevent academic regression

Sarah Kostin, the youth services librarian at Bud Werner Memorial Library, said the summer reading programs are intended to associate the library and reading with fun. Summer education programs like the reading programs offered at Bud Werner could prevent what educators call the “summer slide.”

Steamboat briefs: Calligraphy basics class to start at Steamboat Arts & Crafts Gym

The class with Andy Kennedy is from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 29 and July 1. The three-class fee is $100, plus $20 for materials.

The Jail Report for June 5 to June 11

Margaret Ann Courtney, 32, Steamboat Springs — Driving under the influence, possession of a Schedule 1 controlled substance, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia (Colorado State Patrol)

Kara Givnish and Paul Sachs: Event collaboration

Heading into this summer, we knew the Lincoln Avenue construction was going to cause significant challenges for the Steamboat Marathon, Half-Marathon and 10K.

Laurie Hallenbeck: Hayden Town Talk for June 13

Laurie Hallenbeck: Hayden Town Talk for June 13

Lila Rider: Oak Creek/Phippsburg news for June 13

Lila Rider: Oak Creek/Phippsburg news for June 13

Local Spotlight: Chad James

Age: 37 Occupation: Mortgage adviser Place of birth: Cedar Falls, Iowa

Real Estate transactions for June 8 and 9

Real Estate transactions for June 8 and 9

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Cycling season starting to pick up speed in Steamboat

June is Bike to Work Month; Routt County Riders growing

Cycling season is rolling in Steamboat, and Routt County Riders has new developments in the middle of a month dedicated to pedaling promotion. June is Bike to Work Month in Steamboat Springs. The month-long encouragement of getting around on two wheels culminates in Bike to Work Week.

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New owners take over marina store in Stagecoach

Thurstons’ plans for Stagecoach business include cookouts, ice fishing supplies

The Thurston family is rapidly expanding across the Stagecoach area, and as they do, they are building a family environment for the community and visitors. Tami and Tom Thurston began operating the Stage­coach marina store two weeks ago after they leased the building and bought the boats.

360 Village land listed privately for sale at $3.99M

Owner Hank Wilton purchased land with $6.74 million personal guarantee loan in 2007

The 354 acres west of Steamboat Springs that were part of the proposed 360 Village residential project are on the market for $3.99 million, an amount that is less than what is owed on the original land purchase of $6.74 million. And people close to the project say that if it ever goes forward, Hank Wilton, of Wilton Development, based in Richmond, Va., is unlikely to be involved.

On the Market: 2 earn owner status at Colorado Group Realty

Dean Laird and Eliese Pivarnik are the newest broker/owners at Colorado Group Realty, Steamboat Springs’ largest independent real estate company.

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Developer: Trends show better housing market on horizon in Steamboat

The developers of Alpine Mountain Ranch and Club rallied the troops here Tuesday, using historical data to make the case that when the mountain resort real estate economy turns around, it will be “Steamboat’s turn.”

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Hayden’s Murphy Smartt headed to Fort Hays on track scholarship

Hayden graduate Murphy Smartt knew right away when he tore his ACL in his left knee that his athletic future might be in doubt. But while most of the schools cooled on Smartt or pulled offers, Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kan., didn’t. Smartt is headed to Fort Hays on a track scholarship in August.

Mike Lawrence: Ties are cruel

Isn’t American soccer past the point of being happy with ties? I had to consider that question Saturday, after the U.S. team gave up an early goal to powerful England but went on to hold its own and earn a 1-1 draw on the second day of the 2010 World Cup.

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New adventures await Steamboat outdoorsman Matt Tredway

Founder of Everything Outdoor Steamboat retires from teaching

Matt Tredway has 23 years of experience teaching in the Steamboat Springs School District. He’s a well-known local adventurer, his wife claims he’s as strong as he’s ever been, and now, after resigning from his post teaching math and science at Steamboat Springs Middle School, he has all the free time in the world.

Joel Reichenberger: Marabou is a treat

Marabou reminds me of Disney World. Anything seems possible out there, and my favorite story of why occurred when I was covering my very first Town Challenge Mountain Bike Race.

Our View: US 40 progress is impressive

After what many longtime locals would acknowledge was a particularly wet and cold spring, Mother Nature generally has been cooperative during the past couple of weeks. The result: substantial progress on the U.S. Highway 40 construction project through downtown Steamboat Springs.

Business File: Steamboat Chamber to host mixer Wednesday

The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association hosts a business after-hours mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Old Town Hot Springs on the upper deck.

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Consignment store in Steamboat to accept, sell used athletic equipment

After looking around the space normally reserved for cars and “seeing how much idle gear we had,” Genah Burditt said, she began thinking about better ways to finance her family’s sports habit. Thus arose Boomerang Sports Exchange, a sports consignment store that is having a grand opening June 20.

Looking Back for June 14, 1935: Placer work will start at Hahn’s Peak

The placer deposits of Poverty Bar at Hahn’s Peak are to be a scene of activity this year, after years of idleness. Work is to begin at once by a company headed by Ray Jewell, of Pueblo, who two weeks ago made extensive tests on the ground at the lower end of the bar, near the Columbine road.

Best of the Web: CMC building

Probably some of the best news we’ve heard around here in awhile … awesome!