News for Thursday, September 16, 2010



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Soroco paces game against West Grand

It wasn’t powerful swings and big blocks that made the difference Thursday night as the Soroco High School volleyball team beat West Grand for the second time in less than a week.
Instead of power, the Rams relied on patience, and instead of force, they were powered by finesse. 

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Moffat soccer makes a statement in 5-1 win against Steamboat

Introducing the newest contender into the foray known as Western Slope League soccer. Although it’s still early, Moffat County made a league-wide statement Thursday in Steamboat Springs, downing its U.S. Highway 40 rival, 5-1.

Downhill racing kicks off Saturday in Steamboat

Area officials and users haven’t been able to agree on whether the Creekside Trail at Steamboat Ski Area is best as a downhill-only or multidirectional trail. One thing will be for sure this Satur­day, however: traveling up the controversial singletrack would be a tremendously bad idea. Creekside might officially be two-way, but for a few hours starting at 10:30 a.m. Sat­­ur­day, it will host Steam­boat’s best bombers in a downhill mountain bike race.

Sen. Al White set to visit South Routt School Board

Sen. Al White, a Hayden Republican, is scheduled to meet with the South Routt School Board at 5:45 p.m. before tonight’s meeting.

Water storage study on Northwest Colorado forum agenda

The search for a water storage facility in the neighboring Yellow Jacket Water Conservation District will be among the topics of discussion Sept. 24 when the Community Agriculture Alliance, the Colorado Water Con­­servation Board and the Yampa-White-Green River Basin Round­­table hosts a water forum in Craig.

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Buffalo Pass project receives $100,000

Money will help pay for fresh gravel on lower section of road

The Hahn’s Peak Ranger District of the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest received a $100,000 jump-start this week on its plans to make improvements to Buffalo Pass Road/Forest Road 60. The federal funds will pay for fresh gravel on 2.5 miles along the lower section of the road, which already was worked on in 2007-08.

Hayden to consider accepting grant for police position

The Hayden Town Council is scheduled to consider accepting a grant tonight that would restore a Hayden Police Depart­ment officer position to almost full time. The department was awarded a $60,000 Justice Assistance Grant from the Colorado Division of Criminal Justice, Chief Ray Birch said. Birch said one of his part-time officers would be able to work about 33 or 34 hours per week, up from eight to 10, with the funding.

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Bust of Steamboat looking for artists, sponsors for annual event

Every year, Megan Morgan translates the beauty of the female form and breast cancer awareness into works of art for the Bust of Steamboat fundraiser for the Yampa Valley Breast Cancer Awareness Project. This year’s ninth annual fundraiser is from 5 to 8 p.m. October 29 at Three Peaks Grill.

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Emerald trails open in Steamboat for season's swan song

Only 2 routes still closed as loggers finish work

A summer of making do has come to an end for area mountain bikers as most of Emerald Mountain’s singletrack trails are open again. Logging operations on the popular downtown Steamboat Springs mountain are winding down, and all but two of the trails closed for much of summer are open and ready for riders.

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OktoberWest returns to Steamboat with beer, activities

Live music, family fun and brews on tap for event’s 2nd year

Inventing captivating musical jams and brewing handcrafted beer share an inseparable bond for String Cheese Incident keyboardist Kyle Hollingsworth. His passion has taken him through musical heights with SCI, like a sold out three-night run at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, but also to the stage of the second annual Steamboat OktoberWest this weekend at Steamboat Ski Area.

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Undefeated Steamboat, Moffat to battle on soccer field today

It’s not necessarily a week where the Western Slope League will be won. But it’s certainly one where the Steamboat Springs High School soccer team could either announce itself as the early favorite or fall into the chase pack. Steamboat (3-0-1 overall and 1-0 in league) plays at 6 p.m. today against Moffat County before traveling for a game against Battle Mountain at noon Saturday.