News for Wednesday, May 19, 2010

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Economic Summit starts tonight at The Grand

State economic director, Intrawest president kick off event

Don Marostica, executive director of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, is a keynote speaker scheduled to kick off Economic Summit 2010 at 6 p.m. today at The Steamboat Grand.

The Record for May 17

8:25 a.m. A person turned over a found radio to Steamboat Springs Police Department officers at the police station in the 800 block of Yampa Street.

Steamboat briefs: Bridge over Trout Creek to be closed until June 1

The bridge over Trout Creek on Routt County Road 33 (Twentymile Road) is closed until June 1, Routt County Road and Bridge Department Supervisor Paul Draper said.

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Steamboat council approves teen center plan, renames highway

Members vote to rename road Gossard Parkway

City officials have approved design plans for a new teen center but until a massive fundraising effort or change in city finances, construction of the facility is put on ice.

Steamboat Springs City Council OKs base area work

Members approve spending $2.5 million while refinancing negotiations continue

Redevelopment work at the base of Steamboat Ski Area has a green light to occur this summer. All seven members of the Steamboat Springs City Council voted Tuesday night to allow $2.5 million in spending for work that can begin as soon as crews are in place.

Steamboat officials critical of anti-tax ballot measures

They say initiatives would force further cuts and result in fewer services

Routt County government and Steamboat Springs school officials are critical of three ballot measures they say would affect revenues, require additional budget cuts and reduce services. School district officials say Proposition 101, which would reduce vehicle fees and taxes, would cost the school system $1.23 million in revenues throughout a four-year period.

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Gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes visits Craig

Governor candidate Dan Maes said it is time for Gov. Bill Ritter to “go home.”

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Steamboat talk radio show hits its stride

Cari and Rob Show gains national attention tapping into heated campaign season

The Cari and Rob Show, hosted by Steamboat Springs City Council President Cari Hermacinski and Rob Douglas, was the venue for a U.S. Senate candidate’s comments that received state and national attention early this week.

Leslie Perkins: Show courtesy

Road construction stinks. We all know it. I have been taken aback, however, by the attitude people have had toward it.

Betty Leipold: Patience lauded

The city fathers should heap praise and appreciation on everyone for their patience during the construction.

Our View: Sustaining sustainability

Despite delaying Earth Day a month, the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council, in cooperation with numerous other local organizations and businesses, has put together a full slate of events for Saturday that will provide invaluable educational and practical lessons for all of us.

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Joanne Palmer: Tohubohu is not a vegetarian dish

This week, I decided to go through my "Column Ideas" folder and pull out some interesting trivia and tidbits — all guaranteed to make good conversation this weekend. Read on to learn a new word and to find out when people say they wouldn't mind texting.

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Hayden Speedway season gears up for 10-race lineup

The green flag drops Saturday on the Hayden Speedway’s 2010 racing season. The quarter-mile track will feature 10 races throughout a four-month season that ends Sept. 11.