News for Thursday, May 6, 2010

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Steamboat officials reach base area deal with bank

Agreement allows release of $2.5 million to start work as talks continue

City officials reached a deal with U.S. Bank late Thursday that will allow the release of $2.5 million to start work at the base of Steamboat Ski Area, pending the deal’s approval in a special meeting at 5 p.m. today at Centennial Hall.

Steamboat girls tennis close to 6th regional title

4 matches vs. Vail Mountain to decide champion today

The Steamboat Springs High School tennis team put six of its seven entries in regional finals matches at Thursday's competition in Grand Junction. With one more good round of tennis today, the girls can wrap up their sixth consecutive team regional championship.

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‘True athletes’ coming to Craig

Special Olympians competing Saturday at Moffat County High School

When more than 100 Western Slope Special Olympians gather Saturday at the Moffat County High School track, they will assemble with a common goal.

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Training sessions to help volunteers broach depression, suicide with teens

Suicide and depression are difficult topics to broach in any conversation, but with teenagers the challenge is necessary, local mental health professionals say. About 15 Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide members will learn how to bring the message to youths.

Steamboat Sailors’ Keegan Burger wins tennis tournament

Steamboat Springs High School junior Keegan Burger won the 18-and-under Rolling Hills Junior Indoor Open tennis tournament in Golden during the weekend.

Steamboat girls JV lacrosse team ends season at home

Aleigh Aurin scored twice for Steamboat Springs and Olivia Gorr once, but it wasn’t enough, and the Sailors’ junior varsity girls lacrosse team dropped its season finale at home, losing, 10-3, to Battle Mountain on Wednesday night.

Steamboat officials question bank notice

Base area adviser says US Bank playing rough; city exploring other lenders, options

As the city opens talks with other lenders for its $17.5 million base area redevelopment loan, a leading adviser of the project called U.S. Bank’s default notice a heavy-handed, ethically questionable ploy that should not stall this summer’s work.

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Steamboat girls soccer falls to Glenwood, 3-1

Glenwood avenges earlier loss to Steamboat with victory

The outcome in no way factored into the 4A Western Slope League title race, but that didn’t matter much to Glenwood Springs’ girls soccer team. A win against Steamboat Springs is always a big deal.

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Benefit to help Hayden's Morrison family

Funds from dinner to assist with Logan Morrison’s medical bills

Katresha Morrison said the Hayden community has rallied around her family since her son Logan’s diagnosis of Burkitt’s lymphoma in December. Now it’s Hayden Valley Elementary School’s turn.

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Steamboat OKs $75K for marketing

Chamber, Mainstreet get excess 2009 funds for events, promotions

The Steamboat Springs City Council voted, 5-2, to give $75,000, which comes from a pool of excess 2009 funds, to the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association for a summer marketing package promoting downtown events presented to the City Council in April.

Weather takes toll on Routt County track teams

Squads hope break in rain leads to better marks

The spring’s tumultuous weather had the Steamboat Springs, Hayden and Soroco high school track teams slugging through another cold and windy meet, this one the Clint Wells Invitational at Moffat County High School in Craig.

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Steamboat girls tennis enters regional tourney as team to beat

The bottom line is results always breed expectations. So although the Steamboat Springs High School girls tennis team enters today and Friday’s regional tournament in Grand Junction with questions abounding, the Sailors still enter the tournament as the team to beat.

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Cool weather puts spring Yampa River flow on ice in Steamboat

The Yampa River was flirting with a record low Wednesday where it flows beneath the Fifth Street Bridge in downtown Steamboat Springs. But the scarcity of water has less to do with the winter’s low snowfall total than it does with a cold start to spring.

Steamboat briefs: Hayden council to consider repealing license ordinance

The Hayden Town Council is scheduled to consider tonight whether to remove the town ordinance that requires license fees for plumbers and drain layers.

The Record for May 4

9:28 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers arrested a 22-year-old Steamboat Springs man on a warrant at the police station in the 800 block of Yampa Street.

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Steamboat artist to discuss role landscape painters played in conservation

Artist Joan Hoffmann has spent the past 37 years painting Western landscapes in watercolors and oils. Today, she’ll present a 7 p.m. slideshow of her paintings while engaging the audience in a philosophical conversation about the role artists have played in the conservation of public lands.

Education Fund Board request up for 2nd reading

Approval could provide $50K for Steamboat counselor

The Education Fund Board will hear a second reading for a Steamboat Springs School District counselor. The Educational Excellence Commission is scheduled to present the request June 2 to the Fund Board.