News for Friday, November 26, 2010

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Tough start to season for US Nordic Combined team

Olympic gold medalist Billy Demong's strong cross-country ski propelled him to 32nd overall in a World Cup competition in Kussamo, Finland. Steamboat's Taylor Fletcher and Bryan Fletcher also competed in the World Cup A event.

Injured snowmobiler flown to Frisco hospital

The 56-year-old man is thought to have broken his leg after riding into a deep depression in a field near Fish Creek Reservoir. Routt County Search and Rescue crews were assisted by a Flight for Life team based out of Frisco.

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James and the Devil in midst of 3-night stand in Steamboat

James and the Devil band members describe their music as “rock ’n’ roll with mountain grass, funk, hip-hop and rhythmic dance chemistry.” The five-piece, Denver-based band is scheduled to perform at 10 p.m. today and Saturday at The Tugboat Grill & Pub.

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Skiers and riders feast on terrain at Opening Day of Steamboat Ski Area

Thanksgiving Day 2010 will go down as one when Steamboat carved a lot more than turkey. Yes, Thursday was a day made for Thanksgiving puns and asides as eager skiers and riders gobbled up and gave thanks for what were the best season-opening conditions anyone can seem to remember.

The Record for Nov. 24

A noise complaint was made in the 1000 block of High Point Drive. Police told people to turn down loud music.

Steamboat briefs: Symphony Orchestra hosts Holiday Concert on Dec. 5

The Steamboat Symphony Orchestra is providing free admission to its Holiday Concert Mati­­nee for low-income seniors, Hospice patients, and residents of The Haven Assisted Living Center and the Doak Walker Care Center.

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Christy Belton: Winter work in Routt County reminds us of our good fortune

Winter is a welcome visitor to our ranch this year. After a hectic fall, we are looking forward to the simplicity winter offers. Although the cold weather doesn’t usually make a rancher’s work easier, it does add a degree of predictability to the job.

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Annual Thanksgiving meal brings volunteers, Steamboat community together

Jackson Creagan served rolls Thursday with an élan that made him the star of the buffet line at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. He was one of more than 50 volunteers at the Routt County United Way's annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner that drew 330 people in its first three hours alone. The dinner still was going strong at 4 p.m. as families, friends, co-workers and strangers shared a free meal provided by community donations and orchestrated by a United Way planning effort that began in early October.

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Steamboat Clay Artisans’ annual event to fill Depot today, Saturday

Potters will be loading up the kilns with items to be sold during the Steamboat Clay Artisans' annual Holiday Pottery Sale today and Saturday at Depot Art Center. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. today and again from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Baumgardner, White gear up for state legislative session

Economy, jobs, budget and tourism top priorities

State Rep. Randy Baum­gard­ner said he has a focused plan heading into the 2011 state legislative session starting in early January. Baumgardner, a Republican from Hot Sulphur Springs who represents House District 57, said the upcoming session will be all about the economy and making Colorado a “more business friendly state.”

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Hayden commercial kitchen illustrates challenges in economy

An example of hope during economic booms and resilient entrepreneurship during economic busts sits atop a hill in southeast Hayden. Francis and Ruth Abate are the owners of Create a Stir, a facility that offers hourly rentals of a sparkling, commercial-grade kitchen.