News for Monday, March 29, 2010

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Steamboat Springs High School shows well in track

The Steamboat Springs High School track and field team laid out another strong early-season performance Saturday at the Mickey Dunn Invitational track meet in Grand Junction. The Sailors placed 12 times at the meet, an effort highlighted by Jeff Sperry’s second-place finish in the boys 800-meter run and a trio of boys who placed in the 3,200.

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Interest aplenty in girls hockey in Steamboat

Girls swarm event meant to introduce the sport

For many years, Bobby Yeager didn’t think the state of girls hockey in Steamboat would be his concern. “I was a wrestler,” he said Sunday afternoon. But on Sunday, Yeager was doing what the 18-year-old version of himself might have never expected: helping organize and run a recruitment effort to introduce hockey to Steamboat’s young girls.

The Record for March 27

The Record for March 27

Steamboat briefs: Staff cuts on School Board agenda tonight

The Steamboat Springs School Board meets at 7 p.m. tonight at Centennial Hall, 124 10th St., for an agenda that includes resolutions to not renew some probationary contracts and classified staff positions for the 2010-11 school year.

Youth 4-H program expanding to Steamboat

Town Kids designed for children who don’t live on ranches

After two successful years in Hayden, the 4-H Town Kids program is coming to Steamboat Springs. Routt County 4-H Extension Agent Jay Whaley is hosting an informational meeting about the program, which will partner with Yampatika, at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Routt County Extension Office.

Aging Well: Simple practices can prevent foodborne illness

A group of 10 older adults brought plenty of cooking experience to a presentation at The Haven Community Center last year. Even so, questions during “food safety bingo” stumped at least a few of them.

Deb Babcock: Container gardening

With our short growing season here in the mountains, it makes a lot of sense to place some of your favorite plants in a container. Doing so will allow you to move parts of your garden indoors when the weather turns frosty, or bring colorful plants to locations where you can enjoy them more when in full bloom, moving them out of the way again once they’ve flowered.

County Agenda for March 29 and 30

County agenda for Routt County commissioners

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Penguin Plunge in Steamboat a chilly thrill

Fundraiser brings in more than $83,000 for CT scanner

With six jumps into just-above or just-below freezing water behind them, Stan Urban and his Land Title Guarantee Co. team came to Saturday’s seventh annual Penguin Plunge with something a little different. Penguin Plunge is a fundraiser for the Healthcare Foundation for the Yampa Valley, an organization that helps raise money for the Yampa Valley Medical Center.

Monday Medical: Underage drinking statistics alarming

Underage drinking statistics in Routt County are alarming and well above the national averages. In 2007, underage drinking cost U.S. citizens $68 billion. In addition, alcohol-related injuries from underage alcohol use are a leading cause of death for people younger than 21.

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Governor candidate John Hickenlooper getting a feel for campaign

Denver Mayor John Hick­enlooper said unabashedly Sunday that he’s learning on the fly in his statewide campaign for governor and that he’ll welcome all the input he can get on Western Slope perspectives about the future of Colorado.