News for Monday, October 18, 2010



Hayden volleyball team falls in 5 against West Grand

Hayden High School girls volleyball coach Greg Johnson said at its best, his team can play toe to toe with any opponent in the Western Slope League. At its worst, it can lose to any team, as well, and that’s what he said happened Saturday when an unfocused effort resulted in a five-game loss on the road at West Grand.

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Luke Graham: Making Division II sports a goal

At least in American culture, high school athletes are taught to strive for the Division I scholarship. It’s a great goal to have, but for most, it doesn’t apply. Honestly, knowing your own ability is sometimes a tough thing to decipher.

County Agenda for Oct. 18 and 19

County Agenda for Oct. 18 and 19

The Record for Oct. 16

The Record for Oct. 16

Craig teen dies after crash

A one-vehicle wreck Saturday resulted in the death of a 16-year-old from Craig, according to a news release from the Colorado State Patrol. Just before noon Saturday, a 1996 Dodge Ram pickup driven by Samuel Jesse Sheridan, 18, rolled on Moffat County Road 10 about 20 miles northwest of Maybell.

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Down syndrome brings Steamboat family closer together

For Steamboat Springs residents Nick and Tracy Metzler, the news that their second daughter, Christa, had Down syndrome was devastating. Her arrival nearly 12 years ago should have been a cause for celebration, but it became a traumatic, sorrowful event. With time, the Metzlers said they have come to view Christa’s arrival as a blessing

Aging Well: Program provides free help with Medicare

If Betsy Packer wore a Halloween costume, it might be that of a super hero with a large “M” emblazoned on the cape. Packer is the Northwest Colorado coordinator for SHIP — the Colorado Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program. She provides free counseling to older adults overwhelmed and confused by Medicare.

Team Lightning swim results from 2010 Yellow Leaf Invite

2010 Yellow Leaf Invite results

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Dozens of children corral, paint pumpkins at Steamboat event

Children take to pools at Old Town Hot Springs, paint pumpkins

Children bobbed in the water at the Old Town Hot Springs on Sunday afternoon, ready and waiting with numbers printed in marker on the backs of their hands. When they got the go-ahead, they set off on their mission: Find the pumpkin whose number matched their own so they could snag it, dry it, paint it and take it home.

Steamboat briefs: Steamboat Today reporter arrested on suspicion of DUI

Steamboat Springs police arrested Mike Lawrence, of Steamboat Springs, early Sunday, on suspicion of weaving and driving under the influence of alcohol.

Lunch menus for Routt County school districts for Oct. 18 to 22

Lunch menus for Routt County school districts for Oct. 18 to 22

Deb Babcock: Design basics for your garden

Landscape your exterior to complement your interior

Have you ever seen that funny sign that reads “Plan Ahea,” where there wasn’t enough room at the end to include the “D”? Organizing a garden is kind of like that. If it isn’t planned, it’s going to look a little off. Even rustic, native and natural gardens will benefit from landscape design.

Monday Medical: Guide to Community Health Fair

For attendees looking for the best way to get the most out of the Fall Into Health Community Health Fair at Yampa Valley Medical Center and its adjoining campus Saturday, here are a few hints.

High-interest topics on agenda for Steamboat City Council

Emerald Mountain, dog parks will be part of Tuesday's meeting

Tuesday’s Steamboat Springs City Council agenda will include more discussion of the possible purchase of 586 acres on Emerald Mountain as well as an ordinance establishing off-leash dog parks. The issues have attracted public interest and comments, and at least one City Council member expected a fair amount of discussion.

John Salazar: Fighting for others

I am seeking re-election as your Representative in Congress because the rural Colorado values we all share must have a seat at the table when important issues are debated.

Scott Tipton: Common sense approach

I’m Scott Tipton, and I would be honored to have your vote Nov. 2. I’m running for Congress because I want to do all I can to preserve the American dream for my children and yours.