Saturday, April 30
Most government intervention translates to higher costs, more regulations and eventually higher taxes. Recipients of government handouts, more often than not, become entitled to a point of thinking it is their inalienable right to receive this hand-out (i.e. unemployment insurance, public pensions, etc.).
The accommodations tax was levied by locals to fund improvements that “promote tourism and enhance the vitality of Steamboat Springs as a premiere destination resort, and enhance the community identity, environmental desirability and economic health.”
Strawberry Park and Soda Creek Elementary Schools are planning to cut the fifth grade band program from the curriculum, and we think this is wrong.
Water is an integral part of life in the West, and meeting our future water needs is one of the biggest issues facing all of Colorado.
Last week I submitted a letter to the editor that was subsequently edited without first contacting me to clear up an obvious error on my part.
I would like to respond to the concerns and comments regarding the ad we ran last week for our Easter services.
Buy local, buy local, buy local. Jobs, jobs, jobs. Affordable housing, affordable housing, affordable housing. Hollow words and sentiments in light of the actions that occur in our community.
We applaud secondary teachers in Hayden for pushing for more instructional time with students. Expanding the school district’s calendar to include more school days and class time is something that the Hayden School Board should explore. Too often, school district calendars are set according to adults’ needs. This proposal seems focused squarely where it should be — on what’s in the best interest of students.
The quest for No. 7 now begins. The Steamboat Springs High School girls tennis team wrapped up the regular season Saturday in much the same way the team has in the past. Steamboat leaves Wednesday for regionals, a tournament that has been mighty good to the Sailors. The girls team will be looking to win its seventh straight title.
On Friday, Steamboat Springs High School Athletic Director Luke DeWolfe probably spent more time on the phone than he had for a while. It’s not that DeWolfe loves the phone. It’s that spring makes sports in the Yampa Valley this time of year a scheduling nightmare.
Laurie Hallenbeck: Hayden Town Talk for May 1
Lila Rider: Oak Creek/Phippsburg news for May 1
I’m not the type of sports fan that wears my allegiances on my sleeve — or my body. Sure it’s cool to see a stadium full of fans dressed in their favorite player’s jersey, and I understand that players jerseys are more popular than ever. It’s just not my style.
Lone female officer has background in domestic abuse, sexual assault cases
When Steamboat Springs Police Department was looking to hire a new officer, the goal was to hire the best person available who would fit in with the department and the community. The department found Kristin Bantle, a 39-year-old who has spent the past 13 years working at the Mason County Sheriff’s Office in Ludington, Mich.
Steamboat resident Libby Foster, 34, gave birth to her first baby 10 weeks ago, and Dervla Lacy, 33, had Declan six weeks ago. Statistics show women in Routt County are more likely to have children in their 30s than to give birth in their 20s.
It definitely didn’t come as a surprise or a shock. The Steamboat Springs High School boys lacrosse team won at Battle Mountain on Friday in salty conditions. The win locked up the Mountain Conference title. Also with the win, Steamboat has gone 30 for 30 in conference games.
Soroco High School horticulture group manages district’s greenhouse
Horticulture at Soroco High School isn’t just another class. The students have two classrooms. There’s the traditional classroom where students learned about plant science. And there’s the South Routt School District’s greenhouse where the students maintain about 3,500 plants.
The Record for April 29
The Jail Report for April 23 to 29
The above-described lease parcel, known locally as the Warrick Property will be auctioned for lease. The minimum acceptable bid for this parcel is $5,502.00 for grazing and $13,815.09 for recreational use.
2.Project:Sign Code #TXT-11-09 Applicant: City of Steamboat Springs, Department of Planning & Community Development, P.O. Box 775088, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477 Type of Application: Official Text Amendment to CDC
1.Project: Howelsen Hill Summer Jump Applicant: The City of Steamboat Springs 2.Presentation: Community Area Plan Update, Compass Jason Peasley, AICP, City Planner
Request for Proposals For Environmental Due Diligence Audit (EDDA) for the Yampa Valley Regional Airport
1. PETITIONER: Camilletti and Son's Inc. ACTIVITY #: PZ2009-009 & PS2011-004 PETITION: Zone Change from Agriculture Forestry (A/F) to Medium Density Residential (MDR) and Lot Line Adjustment LEGAL: Lots 1 & 2 of Block 9 Milner, plus adjacent vacated Pine Street & 1st Avenue LOCATION: Southeast side of Milner, South of 2nd Avenue
COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-069 Original Grantor(s): Wolfgang M Bennett and Janette M Manke Original Beneficiary(ies): Bank of America, N.A.
Bids will be accepted for Custodial and Maintenance Supply for all district locations. Publication Date: May 1, 2011 Bids Due Date: May 20, 2011 Award Contract: May 31, 2011
Sage Creek Coal Company, LLC. (SCCC), 36600 Routt County Rd. #27 Hayden, CO. 81639, has submitted an application for Technical Revision (TR) of the Peabody Sage Creek Mine, Permit Number C-2009-087. The revision (TR02-11) addresses modifications to the hydrology monitoring plan.
The Hayden Public Library requests bids for a Serenity Garden Area consisting of an arbor, flatwork stone, and planters. Call or stop by the library, 276-3777 for more information. Bids due May 13th at 5 p.m
Case Number:20110029 Plaintiff: SUBALPINE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, a Colorado non-profit Corporation Defendants: GISA PITTEL AND BANK OF AMERICA, NA
Case No. 11-08-0283P. Proposed Base Flood Elevation Determination for the City of Steamboat Springs, Routt County, Colorado
COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-070 Original Grantor(s): James S Hooper Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., acting solely as nominee for Lehman Brothers Bank, FSB
Project: Parking Code Update #TXT-11-08 Applicant: City of Steamboat Springs, Department of Planning & Community Development, P.O. Box 775088, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
CITIZENS' MEETING ROOM, CENTENNIAL HALL, 124 10TH STREET WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2011, 5:00 P.M. 1.Project: Howelsen Hill Summer Jump Applicant:The City of Steamboat Springs
Rock work planned last week along U.S. Highway 40 in Mount Harris Canyon near Hayden has been delayed until Monday, weather permitting. The work will take place near mile point 113.7, or about six miles east of Hayden in the Mount Harris Canyon. Crews are scheduled to work from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
As area outdoors enthusiasts stash snowboarding boots and tire of their Alpine touring equipment, a whole season of shoes — and other items — dawns. The Outdoors page will examine the newest must-have equipment available at some local shops in a two-part story, starting today.
One of my favorite journalists, Joe Posnanski, now with Sports Illustrated, said it best when he said journalists don’t root for a team or a player. They root for a story. That’s maybe not quite as true in a small city like Steamboat Springs, where we writers get to connect so deeply and so often with the community and the people and kids we cover.
Guam-Saturday, April 29, 2011--Heavy lifting wasn’t the only action taking place today as Armed Forces Entertainment HEAVY Medal Tour III helped usher in the Grand Opening of the new Charles King Fitness Center at Navy Base Guam.
The International Year of Forests is a global platform to celebrate people’s action to sustainably manage the world’s forests. The United Nations General Assembly declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests to raise awareness on sustainable management, conservation, and sustainable development of all types of forests.
The Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer team was scheduled to play Moffat County High School at 9 a.m. today in Craig.
Steamboat Springs Little League is looking for interested girls softball players. Last year, the league had 26 girls and two teams that played Summit, Granby, Kremmling and Craig.
The Steamboat Springs High School girls junior varsity played its best game of the season, dispatching the Summit junior varsity, 7-4, on Thursday. Even without their top scorer Aleigh Aurin, the Sailors were able to come away with the victory.
The Oak Creek Town Board chose long-term savings over short-term affordability when choosing a bid on its new water tank project at Thursday night’s town meeting.
John Fielding is a man of many projects, and his latest is the construction of a wood-beamed greenhouse in the backyard of an Old Town Steamboat Springs home. His latest project is intended to benefit area nonprofit groups through sales of locally grown foods, plants and more in a new market on the city’s west side.
County Commissioner Doug Monger expressed some misgivings this week in the wake of the unanimous tabling of Sweetwood Ranch proprietor Ryan Wood’s petition for a special-use permit that would allow him to operate a guest ranch and special events center on his cattle ranch about five miles northwest of Steamboat.
Horizons Specialized Services’ Family Support Program budget was cut more than 50 percent this year, but a new grant award will soften the blow. Horizons was awarded a Daniels Fund grant, which will benefit its Family Support Program. The program reimburses families for costs associated with care for children with special needs and provides resources for the families it serves.
Skeeter Bourn grew up listening to big band swing. The music was so engrained in his family that his father encouraged his children — all seven of them — to start their very own brass band. As a trumpet player in the Steamboat Swings Big Band, Bourn has returned to his lifelong passion.
3:04 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a bear that went through an electric fence and killed eight chickens in the 700 block of Princeton Avenue. Officers chased the bear away.
The Hayden Public Library will host its annual Scholastic Book Fair through May 10 during regular library hours. There will be books available for all ages and prices. There also will be school supplies, toys, computer game software and other fun items to purchase. Call the library at 970-276-3777.
Rock work planned Friday along U.S. Highway 40 in Mount Harris Canyon near Hayden has been delayed until Monday, weather permitting. The work will take place near mile point 113.7, or about six miles east of Hayden in the Mount Harris Canyon. Crews are scheduled to work from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
I’ve been able to confirm through confidential sources that a North Routt woman, Lola Daylooj, is building an ark on top of Grouse Mountain and is taking reservations for couples only, at her Facebook page. Daylooj reportedly has booked a pair of timber parrots, two whistle pigs and a pair of virtuous coyotes to ride out the flood with her.
Moffat County High School senior Jessica Wiseman hopes to someday work with children as a career. But, not everything about that line of work is easy on the first attempt, she concedes. So, for now, she’s planting seeds, both literally and figuratively.
Friday, April 29
The Steamboat Springs and Battle Mountain boys lacrosse teams duked it out in the snow Friday for the Mountain Conference crown. The Sailors skated to a 9-2 win against the Huskies.
Veteran California-based Steamboat Springs developer Charlie Sher has done what no one else has been able or dared to do this year. Sher has pulled building permits for a pair of spec homes on adjacent lots in Old Town Steamboat Springs and is preparing to begin construction.
County sees 39 lender property sales through end of March
The March market report released by Land Title Guarantee Co. paints a statistical picture of the influence of bank-owned home sales on the Routt County real estate market. The number of all transactions in Routt County is up 22.76 percent through the first quarter of the year.
The number of real estate sales in Routt County in March grew by more than 14 percent during a relatively strong March 2010 to 142 transactions, according to research by Land Title Guarantee Co.
Oak Creek resident Joseph Hehr, 37, died in a car crash Friday morning on Colorado Highway 131 about five miles south of Toponas. Routt County Coroner Rob Ryg said Hehr was traveling to Arizona, where he was moving. Hehr’s parents were following their son and witnessed the accident.
Lawrence Jaconetta in custody on suspicion of harassment, menacing
Oak Creek Town Board member Lawrence Jaconetta, 35, was booked into Routt County Jail Friday morning on suspicion of harassment and menacing, both misdemeanors, for reportedly making threatening phone calls to a South Routt resident.
People interested in discussing and learning about the future of Northwest Colorado energy will have to keep their fires burning a little longer. The date for the 2011 Colorado Coal and Power Generation Conference has been pushed back to the fall to allow for further planning. Conference organizers originally planned the event for May 18, 19 and 20 in Craig, however a news release Wednesday announced the event would be rescheduled. “It’s important to the citizens of Colorado to have a strong, vibrant dialogue about the benefits and the issues that face coal,” event coordinator Gena Hinkemeyer said in the release.
Just before 11 a.m. Friday, Colorado Highway 131 in extreme southern Routt County was closed while officials responded to a traffic accident with injuries.
Hayden Superintendent Mike Luppes said the calendar proposal has “pluses and minuses.” While he said extra days for students is a good thing, he expressed concern about teachers losing prep time.
Authorities believed Nelson may have been coming to Craig
A man wanted on the Front Range for attempted murder whom the Craig Police Department was keeping an eye out for was found dead in a motel room Tuesday, authorities reported. Melvin “Catfish” Nelson, 60, had at least one relative in Craig and had lived in the city before, police said. He was wanted by the Lakewood Police Department for allegedly robbing and shooting a woman.
Thursday, April 28
Local organizers of a prescription drug disposal program hope to rid the community of unused medications with a goal of saving lives.
We appreciate feedback on our editorials
The Editorial Board is always open to suggestions for local topics to consider. And we’re looking for two new community representatives to serve four-month terms alongside me, General Manager Scott Stanford and reporter Tom Ross.
Crews will remove rocks that have developed cracks
If the weather cooperates, delays are likely today on U.S. Highway 40 near Hayden as crews work to remove rocks posing a danger to passing motorists.
2:08 a.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies helped a driver on Colorado Highway 131 near mile marker 54.
Hayden Middle School recently released its 2010-11 third-quarter honor roll.
Frank Gerken sees world of experiences through career at Army National Guard
On April 15, Frank Gerken’s plane touched down in Hayden, where his wife, Mary, greeted him after his 493-day deployment in Baghdad, Iraq. Upon his return, Gerken retired from the Army National Guard after 31 years in the service.
Normally when talk begins about the girls Western Slope League, Battle Mountain and Steamboat Springs roll off the tongue. Not any longer. Glenwood Springs won their second consecutive league title Thursday, downing Steamboat Springs, 2-1.
Looking through the window through the lens of poetry
During this revelatory and temperamental time of year — mud season — that is so particular to the high Rockies, I can’t think of a more appropriate poet to read than Wendell Berry, specifically his book “Window Poems.”
Trio to play concert at Ghost Ranch Saloon at 9 p.m. today
The trio of twentysomething Boulder residents that make up Whiskey Blanket have allowed their hip-hop horizons to broaden during the past eight years they have worked together. They are playing a free concert at 9 p.m. today at Ghost Ranch Saloon.
The instruments of the Steamboat String Quartet sighed like the frozen air of winter, and a chorus of voices, soft and solemn, rose to the ceiling of the United Methodist Church on Tuesday evening as the Yampa Valley Singers launched into “Requiem,” by Mack Wilberg.
Hayden senior, other local track teams to compete close to home
Track meets today in Craig and Saturday in Kremmling will represent the closest-to-home meets for local high school teams this season. Steamboat, Hayden and Soroco are scheduled to compete in the Clint Wells Invitational at 1 p.m. today at Moffat County High School. For Tigers runner Chris Zirkle, today's meet in Craig is more than close to home. For half of his competitive season each year, it is home.
The Routt County Youth Art Show reception from 5 to 7 p.m. today will feature the work of students from 14 schools and youth art organizations ranging from elementary to high school students.
Steamboat developer in murder-for-hire case pleads guilty to 1 charge; sentencing set for June 30
Real estate developer and part-time Steamboat Springs resident Brooks Kellogg agreed to a deal Thursday that acknowledges his role in a murder-for-hire plot. Kellogg will be sentenced June 30 and is likely to get at least six years behind bars.
Craig City Council member Gene Bilodeau said he and council member Don Jones were willing to compromise while negotiating a new lease with Moffat County for space in the Moffat County Public Safety Center. “The negotiations have been somewhat arduous,” Bilodeau said Wednesday. “The point for us is if that’s what it takes to get something done and move forward, that’s what we want to do.” The city and county are discussing a two-year deal — at a price of $60,000 per year — for the Craig Police Department to remain at the safety center, the same facility that houses the Moffat County Jail, Moffat County Sheriff’s Office and Colorado State Patrol.
Kati More, 38, waived her right to a preliminary hearing in Routt County Court on Wednesday. Her case will now move to District Court, where a hearing is set for 9:30 a.m. May 31.
A preliminary hearing date has been set for Jamison Fjoser, 36, who is accused of manufacturing methamphetamine. He remained in custody at Routt County Jail in lieu of $2 million bail Wednesday.
City officials said River Road could reopen within two weeks, but they cautioned that many uncertainties remain with work including asphalt repairs and the removal of a large boulder overhanging the road along the Yampa River south of downtown Steamboat Springs.
The Steamboat Springs Planning Commission is scheduled to discuss, but not vote on, tentative plans to relax the city zoning code and allow secondary housing units in low-density neighborhoods during a work session 6:30 p.m. today in Centennial Hall.
Wednesday, April 27
Famed Olympic documentary maker and producer Bud Greenspan’s “Vancouver 2010 — Stories of Olympic Glory” broadcasts at 6 p.m. today on Showtime.
The Steamboat Springs High School girls junior varsity lacrosse team lost Tuesday night, falling 12-6 to a combined junior varsity/varsity team from Eagle Valley. Steamboat is scheduled to play its final game of the season Thursday on the road against Summit.
12:33 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of people having an argument in the first block of Balsam Court.
Increasing fuel costs affect nearly everyone, including shoppers in grocery aisles, energy consumers and just about anyone who puts a nozzle into a tank — or buys a product or service from someone who does.
United Way grant to help fund Sept. 24 conference
Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide, the Jeffrey Allen Dye Suicide Prevention Project at the Yampa Valley Community Foundation and the Yampa Valley Medical Center recently were awarded a grant from Routt County United Way that will pay for the “Yampa Valley Community Mental Health Conference: Building a Caring Community.”
Mine received citation, has plan to address pillar compression that cause ceiling collapse
Officials with the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration confirmed Wednesday that it was a March 30 noninjury accident at the underground Twentymile coal mine in West Routt County that closed the longwall mining apparatus for nearly a month.
The Sailors continued their quest for three years of undefeated conference play, running away with a 16-0 win Wednesday against Glenwood. The team next faces a tough Battle Mountain squad Friday.
Munchies restaurant to take over entire space
In the 30 years P.K. Baldwin has worked in the convenience store business, her dream was always to open her own store. Barely a year after she realized her lifelong dream with Mountain Market in Oak Creek, Baldwin will close the store because of ongoing health problems.
The part-time Steamboat Springs resident has asked for a change of plea in his murder-for-hire case, indicating an agreement has been reached that could prevent a trial. He is scheduled to appear during a 2:30 p.m. Thursday hearing in federal court in Denver.
This week is Money Smart Colorado Week, and Yampa Valley Bank is one of numerous banks, schools, libraries and government agencies across the state offering free seminars to Coloradans with the goal of helping them make better financial choices.
A man claiming to be from the Steamboat Pilot & Today newspaper has contacted some classifieds advertising customers. The Pilot does not contact customers to verify credit card information.
Local health centers offer reduced rates as part of national campaign
As a part of the Get Yourself Tested campaign, Planned Parenthood is offering discounted STD testing opportunities on Friday, including $10 STD tests and $10 HIV tests.
Tuesday, April 26
Easter. A time of re-affirmation of faith, a new beginning, a rising of goodwill. That’s why I was shocked and offended when I saw the advertisement in the Steamboat Today last week.
The opening paragraph of Sunday’s article about medical marijuana in Oak Creek (“Oak Creek medical marijuana debate continues”) is very enlightening: “Although the South Routt School District, Oak Creek Police Department, and several residents support a town ban on the sale and commercial growth of medical marijuana, the Oak Creek Town Board is looking at forging ahead with revisions to the ordinance that was passed just more than a year ago.”
It’s typical for Routt County to receive late-spring snowfall. It’s also typical for areas of the county to experience flooding issues during peak runoff. But this spring and summer are shaping up to be anything but typical here in the Upper Yampa Valley, and residents need to be prepared.
Oak Creek’s Ordinance 609 was repealed at an April 14 Town Board meeting after a heated debate. But from that debate, Town Trustee Wendy Gustafson garnered several suggestions around which to frame a proposed replacement ordinance.
Program to include academics, outdoor activities or training with Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club
High school students who participate in The Lowell Whiteman School’s Steamboat Summer Academy will be able to continue their athletic training or take part in outdoor activities. But more important, school officials say, is the opportunity for those students to get an entire year of credit in one of several subjects during a five-week period.
Munden, Scherar to work for Wiggins
Two Steamboat Springs Police Department patrol officers have resigned with plans to return to the Routt County Sheriff’s Office.
Registration for Little League baseball and softball in Steamboat Springs is open. Sign-up runs until May 6 and is open to children ages 8 to 14.
Even when Caitlyn Berry already had locked up an academic scholarship to Colorado Northwestern Community College in Rangely, the Soroco High School senior found an opportunity to keep playing volleyball.
The Animal Healing Center is holding a free feral cat spay day Saturday to reduce the number of feral cats and kittens who are euthanized in the shelter each year, lessen the burden on taxpayers and help control the feral cat population.
9 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department code enforcement officers were called to a report of bears getting into trash in the 1300 block of Blue Sage Drive. They issued a warning.
Mine gets federal approval to continue operations
Officials of Peabody Energy confirmed Tuesday that an interim plan was approved to resume longwall production at their Twentymile coal mine. Twentymile stopped using its longwall mining machinery in early April after encountering “unforeseen geologic conditions.”
Officials say Sweetwood Ranch proposal doesn't fit county regulations
Ryan Wood, of Sweetwood Ranch, spoke passionately Tuesday about his vision for translating the business plan of a Napa Valley winery onto his Elk River beef operation. But at the end of the afternoon, the Routt County Board of Commissioners couldn’t see a way to make his plans fit county regulations.
600 to 700 children expected to participate in annual event hosted by Steamboat High School's leadership class
Soda Creek Elementary School second-grader Sidney O’Hare had never tried to lasso anything, until the 15th annual Kids Carnival on Tuesday. The high school’s leadership class hosted the event that included games and prizes for students in preschool through second-grade.
Steamboat’s mass exodus creates a community of refugees
Back when dinosaurs roamed the Earth, people sent postcards when they went on vacation. Now, of course, dinosaurs are extinct and so almost are postcards. People can now tweet, text, blog or Facebook their adventures, and post every memorable moment instantly.
Monday, April 25
The Routt County Board of Commissioners is expected to vote sometime between 3:30 and 5 p.m. today on the fate of a request from Ryan Wood, owner of Sweetwood Ranch, for a special use permit to run a guest ranch.
Nicolas Hessenberger 1 of 267 Rocky Mountain West students to get Daniels Fund
Those who know Steamboat Springs High School senior Nicolas Hessenberger say he has a big heart. It’s one of the reasons he’s involved in so many things that require him to volunteer his time. And it’s at least part of the reason he was awarded a Daniels Fund scholarship.
To all of you who escaped to warmer weather, say hello to mud season
Welcome home all of you spring break pilgrims who returned home over Rabbit Ears Pass on Sunday night wearing your tacky beach shorts and river sandals. We missed you. Fortunately, you brightened our snowy days with photo galleries of tropical destinations posted on Facebook.
Mirko Erspamer will give 10 percent of sales to middle school
Mirko Erspamer dedicated his art show this month at Ciao Gelato to his former teacher and the middle school’s art program. He’s donating 10 percent of the proceeds from his art sales during the show that runs through this week.
The Record for April 24
The Steamboat Springs High School leadership class is hosting its annual Kids Carnival today in the practice gym. The carnival includes games and prizes for local preschoolers through second-graders, including home-schooled students in those grade levels.
Road and bridge director says spring is like none in 20 years
Routt County officials are preparing to enter unknown territory as they contemplate a spring runoff season that has the potential to cause flooding like the valley hasn’t seen in decades. More than 100 inches remains on Rabbit Ears Pass.
Board to vote on closing courthouse during USA Pro Cycling Challenge
The Routt County Board of Commissioners learned Monday that race organizers would like to turn their hearing room into the press office and interview room one afternoon in late August when the USA Pro Cycling Challenge road race comes through Steamboat Springs. The commissioners are expected to vote today on the fate of those plans during an 11 a.m. meeting.
Polaris is the alpha star in our constellation of Ursa Minor, the Little Bear, but most people in the U.S. see it as the star marking the end of the handle of the unofficial star pattern called the Little Dipper. To locate it, just follow a line through the two stars at the end of the nearby Big Dipper’s bowl, the so-called “pointer stars.”
Sunday, April 24
Steamboat's lacrosse cover boys keep the spirit of the sport
Yes, Andy and Jake Flax have been the cover boys for Steamboat Springs lacrosse. The two picked up the game in 2002 at a camp and to date, they’re the most successful and intriguing stories from Steamboat lacrosse.
110-, 300-meter hurdler newly focused for senior season
There isn’t much about Hayden High School senior Hayden Blake at the starting line of a race that screams hurdler. He might not look like a hurdler at the start, but he’s proving by the end of the race this season that he most certainly belongs.
June 11 is the magic date to begin preparing plots for spring
The magic date is June 11. That’s when this area experiences the average date of the last killing frost. Of course, this is a 30-year average and will vary from year to year. Also, you might have protected areas near your home that allow for early planting.
An illness, injury or disability can seriously affect a person’s emotional well-being. While contending with challenges of daily living, they often grieve loss of independence and fear moving into a long-term care facility. Regular visits from a compassionate helper and friend can make all the difference for a person in this situation.
12:52 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to help another agency in the 700 block of Marketplace Plaza.
Kindergarten round-up is from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 4 at Hayden Valley Elementary School. Bring the child’s immunization records and birth certificate.
Hayden Secondary Schools teachers Dean Massey and Susan Koehler presented a proposal to the Hayden School Board and about 45 teachers, parents and community members who attended the meeting. The proposal would add eight school days to the district’s 158-day 2011-12 calendar.
Officials: Fish will not be transferred
Officials with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Denver announced last week that they will begin euthanizing nonnative smallmouth bass that they remove from the Yampa River in spring rather than transferring them to Elkhead Reservoir east of Craig. Too many of the relocated bass are escaping over the dam spillway, they say, and returning to the Yampa, where they threaten endangered native fish.
County Agenda for April 25 and 26
As many local families flow back into town after spring break, this seems like a good time to explore a medical specialty that often is taken for granted or misunderstood. That specialty is family medicine.
Habitat ReStore sells used appliances, fundraises for next build
There’s a new resource for Steamboat Springs residents looking to buy inexpensive large home appliances. Routt County Habitat for Humanity opened a Habitat ReStore appliance outlet at 718 Oak St. in Old Town Steamboat. At ReStore, Habitat sells used large appliances such as stoves, dishwashers, washers, dryers and refrigerators at discounted prices.
The Jail Report for April 16 to 22
12:22 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of an intoxicated pedestrian staggering in alleyway in the first block of Eighth Street. Officers warned him to move along.
School district, Police Department, some residents support ban on marijuana sale, commercial growth
Although the school district, Police Department and several residents support a ban on the sale and commercial growth of medical marijuana, the Town Board is looking at forging ahead with revisions to the ordinance that was passed last year.
Local affordable housing advocates say a proposal that would reduce deed restrictions on some West End Village homes is not a death knell for their efforts and results — rather, they said, it indicates the need to periodically change policies to suit changing markets.
Farmers still would be affected by not receiving farm subsidies
Kurt Frentress said 20 percent of his Hayden farm’s revenue comes in the form of farm subsidies. Some of that support is on the chopping block. A House budget proposal would reduce U.S. Department of Agriculture farm subsidies by $30 billion during the next 10 years.
Saturday, April 23
2006 Steamboat Springs grads hope to get Rams to national champtionships
In their fifth season as Rams, Steamboat grads Andy and Jake Flax are guiding the Colorado State University lacrosse team on its quest for a Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association national championship, which hasn’t happened since 2006.
Skier latest athlete close to making US team
A spot on the U.S. Ski Team isn’t that far away for Michael DeGrandis, who has been a member of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club for the past four years. He’s the highest ranked skier in the United States Ski and Snowboard Association that’s not on the team.
Steamboat Springs gears up for season of big events, around-town projects
Now is not the time, not in a town where the wet, sloppy snow just won’t stop and the sites of planned summer construction still are buried deep in snow. But soon the biking summer will be upon Steamboat, and local leaders predict that this will be a biking summer the likes of which they’ve never seen.
Thank the heavens for thundersnow. I always forget how bleak mud season is in Steamboat. It’s always still snowing in the weeks after the close of Steamboat Ski Area, and it also always feels like the weather each year is particularly hopeless. Then came the thundersnow, that sweet, sweet white rumble. It has snowed so much even in the past three weeks that only a truly special storm could brighten my eyes. And it sure did.
It was the kind of wet, cold and miserable day that was made for just about anything but good scores in track and field events. Still, the Hayden and Soroco high school athletes continued to better their marks Saturday at a meet in Rifle.
COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-064 Original Grantor(s): Royce E. Meyers Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., acting solely as nominee for AMERICAN MORTGAGE NETWORK, INC., A DELAWARE CORPORATION
Invitation for Bid (IFB) #215 Road & Bridge Chip Seal 2011 Routt County, Colorado
ROUTT COUNTY REPORT OF ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FOR DECEMBER 2010
ACTIVITY #: PS2011-006 PETITIONER: LESA DOYNE PETITION: Milner General Store Lot Consolidation LOCATION/LEGAL: Lots 23 , 24 & North 10' Lot 22 Block 3, Milner
COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-068 Original Grantor(s): Thomas Nelson and Dana Nelson Original Beneficiary(ies): Community First Mortgage, LLC
COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-067 Original Grantor(s): Kosak, LLC Original Beneficiary(ies): Alpine Bank
DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION PUBLIC HEARING OVERLOOK PARK #PP-05-10 Applicant:Steamboat Real Estate Solutions 1, LLC c/o Slopeside Consulting, Ltd, Norbert Turek, 14 Park Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 (970) 846-1610 Location of Development: Tract of Land west of West End Village
COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-063
COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-062 Original Grantor(s): Brian C Colding and Leah Colding Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., acting solely as nominee for Freedom Mortgage Company
COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-066 Original Grantor(s): Jayne Ayres Taylor Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., acting solely as nominee for SunTrust Mortgage Inc
Steamboat lake Water and Sanitation District will hold a public meeting, April 29, 2011 starting at 6PM in the North Routt Fire Station # 2 conference room.
ACTIVITY #: PZ2009-009 & PS2011-004 PETITIONER: CAMILLETTI & SONS, INC. PETITION: Zone Change from Agriculture Forestry (A/F) to Medium Density Residential (MDR) and Lot Line Adjustment.
NOTICE OF OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT MORRISON CREEK FUELS REDUCTION PROJECT USDA FOREST SERVICE
COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-065 Original Grantor(s): Donald Francis Wuest and Marlene Paula Wuest Original Beneficiary(ies): Regions Bank d/b/a Regions Mortgage
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COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-061 Original Grantor(s): Janice M. Johner Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Perl Mortgage, Inc.
Last week, one of my liberal friends complained about corporations like General Electric, Bank of America, Verizon and Citigroup not paying federal income tax for 2010. I think she was shocked to learn that I could not agree more.
You want to do what is best for your children. You know about the importance of car seats, baby gates and other ways to keep them safe. But did you know that one of the best ways to protect your children is to make sure they have all of their vaccinations? Here are five reasons to vaccinate your child during National Infant Immunization Week this week.
Congrats to Colorado Mountain College on its new four-year bachelor’s degree programs. It’s a shame the in-district tuition applies only to Steamboat Springs school district students. The cost per credit hour for them is $95. The cost to Oak Creek, Yampa or Hayden students per credit hour is $200. What a shame this institution is not as available to all Routt County students as it is to those privileged few who happen to live in the right school district.
Early next month, the Steamboat Springs City Council is scheduled to take action on a proposal that would allow West End Village homeowner Rebecca Roof to buy out of her deed restriction in an effort to help her sell her home. We think City Council ought to support the proposal.
Routt County Search and Rescue located and brought out two skiers near the Hogan Park Trail on Saturday evening. A male and a female skier had hunkered down in an area accessible from the Morningside area of Steamboat Ski Area. Rescuers reached them at about 10 p.m., and neither was hurt.
Paul Draper, Routt County Road and Bridge director, said the department is seeing small landslides washing out parts of roads, including a section near Appel Dam on Routt County Road 33. There are cones up around the section of road that has washed away, he said.
A possible scam attempt Wednesday morning left Craig resident Donna Stewart nervous for her safety and that of others in the community. As she was getting ready for work, Stewart said she received a call telling her she had won $900,000 and two men would be bringing a check to her home.
Friday, April 22
11:50 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a man causing a disturbance at a business in the 2600 block of Copper Ridge Drive. The man was warned not to return.
■ Steamboat Springs High School Monday: Glazed pit ham, roasted fingerling potatoes, goat cheese tart with arugula, extra virgin olive oil and fleur de sel
Routt County Road 179 is closed from C.R. 33B to C.R. 33 for about four miles because of water running across the road causing the road to wash out, according to a news release from Routt County Road and Bridge Department.
It would take awhile to list the resumes of Tammy Jacques-Grewal and Rishi Grewal. The two have won mounds of races, across multiple disciplines all across the globe. And now the two are the newest members and coaches of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club.
Happy birthday wishes to Joey Deckler, Alena Velasquez, Jerry Delay, Garrett Murphy and Tim Frentress Jr.
We could still use more jewelry for bingo, so keep up the good work.
Routt County real estate transactions for April 15 to 20, 2011
Pine Street home, adjacent lot sell for $272,000 in early April
The sale of a handsome bank-owned home on Pine Street in Milner for $272,000 on April 8 was for two side-by-side lots and included a 2,697-square-foot active solar home. For the price of $100 per square foot for recent construction, the buyers also obtained an investment lot.
A man was sentenced to 22 months in prison Friday for his role in a July 2010 fight in Hahn’s Peak. Anthony Richard Allen was found guilty of second-degree assault under the heat of passion in a Jan. 6 jury trial in District Court before Judge Michael O’Hara.
Realtor Lisa Ruffino has been tracking sales at the 136-unit Sunray Meadows condominium project on Village Drive for eight years and has seen it evolve from stalled construction project to red-hot seller’s market to “distressed city” and now, finally, to a property with increasing demand.
I arrived home from work Thursday feeling out of sorts and realized I’d made the classic error of allowing the weather to knock me out of my exercise routine. When mud season has you down, one of the best remedies is heavy breathing. But too often, the same weather that gave you the rotten snow-for-Easter blues becomes an excuse for staying on the couch.
South Routt Elementary School students were three of 10 Oak Creek children who spent Earth Day afternoon walking around their hometown picking up trash. The effort was initiated by 8-year-old Aidan Story, who was born April 22, which is Earth Day. He told his mother that for his birthday this year he wanted to pick up trash with his friends.
The Routt County Regional Building Department issued a building permit this week for exterior renovations valued at $3.05 million at The Phoenix at Steamboat condominium project on Après Ski Way this week. The permit covers work on six residential condominium buildings and an amenity building.
Seven local dogs have been on a mission to help children learn to read, but more are needed. Routt County’s Heeling Friends pet therapy program will offer training Tuesday through Thursday to people and their dogs interested in volunteering for the program.
Kathy “Cargo” Rodeman will receive $25,000 from the town
Kathy “Cargo” Rodeman and the town of Oak Creek settled for $25,000. Rodeman filed the suit in response to her 2008 arrest by former Oak Creek police officer Erik Foster, who entered her home and stunned her with his Taser. The town admits no wrongful conduct in the settlement.
Snow was 15 feet deep Friday at the summit of Buffalo Pass
Mike Gillespie, Colorado Snow Survey supervisor for the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Denver, confirmed that the snow depth at the Tower measuring site at Buffalo Pass stood at 180 inches, setting a record for measured snow depths there that go back to the mid-1960s.
Thursday, April 21
Board approves business credit to comply with new standards
South Routt School Board members unanimously approved adding one business credit, an integrated economics class during the first reading of an amendment to the district's graduation requirements. The School Board will consider a second and final reading May 19. Final approval would bring the district’s graduation requirements up to 26 credits.
After the State Bridge Lodge in Bond burned to the ground in 2007, the venue’s general manager, Scotty Stoughton, of Vail, watched the ashes smolder and felt what he calls a “huge void” inside. But construction is under way now and in a little more than a month there will be an outdoor amphitheater and a stage.
Ty Camilletti and Greg Johnson won't be back for next season
A pair of successful Hayden High School athletics coaches are moving on, accounting for two of a heap of coaching jobs the Tigers middle and high school programs are looking to fill. Neither high school wrestling coach Ty Camilletti nor volleyball coach Greg Johnson will return next season.
10 girls head to Denver for weekend games
Nikki Fry and nine teammates have started working in the offseason. The team works in the gyms when it can and then heads down to Denver on Sundays to play other schools from across the state. The offseason games in Denver become all the more important for the Sailors team with the departure of 3 key seniors.
Hayden High School class hosts barbecue fundraiser
Learn how to swing with local country dancers, and enjoy two hours of a DJ spinning country favorites during Steamboat Stomp at the Deport Art Center. Swing dance lesson from 7:30 to 8 p.m., open social dancing from 8 to 10 p.m.
Commissioners aim for equal populations
Come June, more than 1,500 Steamboat Springs residents are likely to find themselves living in a different county commissioner district than they have for the past decade. The county is in the process of equalizing its three districts, as it is required to do once a decade after the most recent U.S. Census is finalized.
Dusty Atkinson has heard for years that if he knew where to look, he could find geode rock formations right here in Steamboat Springs. So on a gray day in March, Atkinson, his sister Sisi and his friend Chris Ketter set out to comb an eroding hillside west of Steamboat.
Although Steamboat Ski Area is celebrating more than 400 inches of snowfall during the 2010-11 ski season, it is unlikely that the elk wintering across Steamboat Springs are as enthusiastic. A combination of deep snow and crusting caused by the melting and refreezing of snowpack made winter a difficult one for local elk herds. Large groups of elk were seen closer to town in winter in numbers and areas where they typically have not been seen.
Former Ski Corp. employee Jackson must serve 90 days
The Routt County District Attorney’s office released the wording of a bomb threat that was sent to Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. after Patrick Steven Jackson, 25, was sentenced in 14th Judicial District Court on Thursday to 90 days in jail, receiving a deferred judgment on a felony charge. Jackson admitted to sending the email threat to Ski Corp. on about Jan. 15.
Snowmelt and rain have taken their toll on at least a couple of business owners, as they watched water soil their mattresses and threaten their marijuana crops this week. On Thursday morning, water once again had flooded the Mountain Mattress and Furniture building. The flooding started Monday night and has continued after snowmelt and rain and snow showers this week.
Troy Zabel taking superintendent position with Bayfield School District
Hayden Secondary Schools Principal Troy Zabel will take over as superintendent in Bayfield, a district of about 1,350 students in a community less than 20 miles southeast of Durango. The Hayden School Board voted unanimously to accept his resignation Wednesday night.
It’s been more than 15 years since the Pilot & Today began publishing an annual Locals section. In that time, we’ve written about hundreds of Routt County residents, some of them newsmakers already, many of them not.
1:07 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of loud music in the 600 block of Lincoln Avenue. They issued a ticket.
Principal Troy Zabel to leave district for superintendent job in Bayfield
The Hayden School Board delayed consideration of a controversial change to the Secondary Schools’ woodworking program in a meeting that lasted more than six hours Wednesday night. Secondary Schools Principal Troy Zabel also resigned to take a job in Bayfield, and the district superintendent was given the go-ahead to pursue bids for demolition of the condemned middle school gym.
Sundberg to be recognized at Town Council meeting Thursday for 34 years of service
The town of Hayden is losing its first, and only, municipal court clerk. Beth Sundberg is retiring after 34 years with Hayden. Sundberg joked Wednesday that she never thought about staying as long as she did after starting her job in 1977.
10-year-old plays solo at New York’s Merkin Hall after winning award
On Friday, Lowell Whiteman Primary School student Jacob VanDerWerf played a Vivaldi piece at Merkin Concert Hall after winning an award in the American Protégé music competition. Jacob received honorable mention in the international piano and strings competition.
Men plan to bike from San Francisco to Boston for Habitat for Humanity
A Steamboat Ski Area lift operator has packed up his skis and is putting in some miles on his bike to prepare for a cross-country ride that will help a needy family build a home. Mike Logunetz, 25, will start the journey called Bike for Homes on May 9 with his cousin Jim Boge.
Wednesday, April 20
Even though Anna Marno, a Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club member and U.S. Alpine Ski Team development athlete, figured the worst after a Feb. 14 crash in Aspen, she knew it was all part of the process.
The Oak Creek Town Board is scheduled to discuss two hot-button town issues at a work session Thursday night. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Town Hall, 129 Nancy Crawford Blvd.
After heavy rains that clogged culverts, water flow subsided
Senior County Road Engineer Heather McLaughlin reported late Wednesday afternoon that the problems that popped up Tuesday with creeks and ditches overwhelming road culverts around Routt County had subsided.
The South Routt School Board will discuss Thursday night whether to ask voters to consider a half-cent sales tax.
12:34 a.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to a report of a suspicious incident near mile marker 28 on Routt County Road 129.
Zabel will start in his new position July 1. The Bayfield School District said 22 people applied for the position. Zabel will take over for interim superintendent Dr. Morris Ververs.
Logging to remove beetle-killed pines, installing new pavers and sidewalk snowmelt systems along Ski Time Square Drive and the daylighting of Burgess Creek are some of the construction projects under way at the base of Steamboat Ski Area.
A lift mechanic was taken to Yampa Valley Medical Center Wednesday afternoon after falling about 20 feet while working on the Sunshine Express chairlift at Steamboat Ski Area. The second lift mechanic involved in the accident was evaluated by emergency responders but was not transported to the hospital.
Steamboat Partners owns Wildhorse Marketplace on Mount Werner Road, where Kyteler’s is located. The pub never opened, and Steamboat Partners is repossessing the site.
City officials have closed a stretch of River Road between the Brooklyn and Tree Haus neighborhoods at least until Friday after two boulders described as being half the size of a car slid onto the narrow road at about 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Steamboat's head of schools will earn $195,000 per year to lead the Novato Unified School District. Her last day with the Steamboat Springs School District is June 30.
Since 1995, Routt County woman hasn't missed a race
The feeling never gets old for Jennifer Schubert-Akin. And how could it? Few people ever run a marathon, let alone the Boston Marathon. But on Monday, Schubert-Akin completed her 17th in a row.
Runner Diane Carter completes Boston Marathon with torn meniscus
By mile nine of the Boston Marathon on Monday, Diane Carter had her cane. By mile 11, she couldn’t run anymore, and by mile 13, the cleanup crew had passed her and streets were opening up. But for Carter the Boston Marathon was the culmination of a dream.
Tuesday, April 19
The Hayden School Board is scheduled to discuss Wednesday night whether to change the district’s 2011-12 calendar to start school before Labor Day.
In an opinion issued on April 11, 2011, the Colorado Supreme Court held that a water rights application filed by the Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District for a pipeline from Morrison Creek to Stagecoach Reservoir was speculative.
I’m writing in regards to the front-page photo in Saturday’s edition of the paper.
As the seasons change and the weather gets warmer, we all look forward to shedding our clunky boots and buying the latest spring and summer footwear.
Town’s sole police officer, commissioner at odds
The oft-troubled Oak Creek Police Department is again having issues. In a recent letter to the Oak Creek Town Board, Officer Lance Dunaway outlined his frustrations in communicating with Police Commissioner Chuck Wisecup, who also is the Oak Creek fire chief and a member of the Town Board.
Colorado Mountain College stuck another feather in its cap Monday when the Higher Learning Commission approved the college system’s plan to offer four-year bachelor degree programs in business administration and sustainability studies.
2:06 p.m. Officers were called to a report of a woman in the 2200 block of Après Ski Way who reported that a cargo container was missing from the top of her car. The woman later found the container at the car wash she had driven through earlier.
Steamboat Briefs: Community Bible study ongoing on Thursdays
Park managers poised to discuss merger of agencies
The three managers of five Colorado State Parks in Routt and Moffat counties were planning a meeting with their counterparts at the Colorado Division of Wildlife when they sat down Tuesday with the Routt County Board of Commissioners.
Roads inundated as snowmelt gives taste of what’s to come
Routt County Road and Bridge Department crews were kept hopping Tuesday as they were called to inspect numerous road culverts across the northern half of Routt County that were overwhelmed with rushing spring water that had begun to run across unpaved county roads.
About 20 homes lost water service for a few hours Tuesday
A broken water main in the Steamboat II subdivision left about 20 homes without water Tuesday morning but caused no reports of property damage or water contamination. The break occurred in front of a house at 40620 Anchor Way, and the homes were without water from about 2 a.m. to noon, the metropolitan district manager said.
College will offer classes for four-year degrees in business, sustainability
A federal accreditation agency awarded Colorado Mountain College the right to offer Bachelor of Arts in sustainability studies and Bachelor of Science in business administration programs. The college plans to hire three full-time faculty members, including one at the Alpine Campus.
Unemployment was at 8.3 percent in March, down from 8.4 percent in February. Colorado’s unemployment rate was 9.2 percent in March, compared with 9.3 percent in February and 9.7 percent in March 2010.
Monday, April 18
Kirsten Miller and Janie Townes found what so many departing high school athletes find: They get to college, and the lack of a sport leaves a void. But Miller, a 2008 Hayden High School graduate, and Townes, a 2009 Steamboat Springs High School graduate, each found something in the least likely sport — women’s rugby.
1:25 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers contacted an intoxicated skateboarder at Third Street and Lincoln Avenue.
Student vocalists and instrumentalists are encouraged to audition for the 2011 Youth Honor Recital, sponsored by the Steamboat Symphony Orchestra. The deadline to apply to audition is April 30. For more information, visit www.steamboatorchestra.org.
Have you ever wondered why the date of Easter Sunday hops around from year to year? Sometimes it falls in March and sometimes in April. This year Easter Sunday falls on April 24, almost as late as it can be. The oft-stated rule for determining the date of Easter Sunday is this: Easter is the first Sunday after the first full moon that falls on or after the March equinox.
Democrats suggest joining West Slope, Front Range districts
Democratic proposals for congressional redistricting would join Routt and other Northwest Colorado counties with part of the Front Range, potentially splitting the Western Slope’s voice in Congress and opening the door to local representation from, for example, a Boulder resident.
Spring calving season is the time of year ranchers in the Yampa Valley most look forward to. It’s the season of new life, when 2-week-old calves romp in the newly greening hay meadows. However, spring 2011 has been one of protracted winter, and the cold, wet storms that are expected to dominate the weather forecast for much of this week are taking a toll on calves.
The middle of April is a season of migrations in Northwest Colorado, and that fact was evident early Saturday morning along U.S. Highway 40 to Colorado Highway 318 for the lonely drive through Brown’s Park and Clay Wash Basin to Flaming Gorge Reservoir.
Copper Spur 3-season tent wins Outside magazine Gear of the Year award
Outside magazine awarded Steamboat Springs outdoor gear company Big Agnes a 2011 Gear of the Year honor for the company’s Copper Spur UL4 tent, a three-season tent that sleeps four. Outside magazine’s spring/summer buyers’ guide reaches newsstands April 26.
Steamboat Springs School Board may look local to fill position
At least two former superintendents live in Steamboat, and that might be good news for a Steamboat Springs School District that will soon find itself with a leadership void after Superintendent Shalee Cunningham leaves to take the same position with the Novato Unified School District in Marin County, Calif. The Novato School Board is scheduled to appoint Cunningham and approve her contract tonight.
Sunday, April 17
Hospital offers books, journals and assistance
We all have heard many references to “Steamboat’s best-kept secret,” a phrase that has been used to describe various restaurants, retail businesses and services. While it’s always nice to discover delicious cuisine or a new shopping experience, I’d like to tell you about another secret that could truly enhance your life. For free.
County Agenda for April 18 and 19
I’m not sure anyone has paid attention at this point, but yes, Barry Bonds was on trial for lying to a grand jury. It essentially broke down to this: Prosecutors said he knowingly used and abused steroids in his career, and he testified he didn’t get injected by anyone but a doctor and never knowingly took steroids. Regardless, Barry Bonds belongs in the Hall of Fame.
12:01 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a suspicious car in the 900 block of Lincoln Avenue.
The Howelsen Hill Centennial Campaign, which is raising money for improvements at Howelsen Hill, is still seeking community donations to help leverage foundation support. Since July, the campaign has raised more than $268,000 in private donations and pledges and more than $937,000 in grants, according to a news release.
Friday, Saturday meets yield top finishes from local athletes
Hayden and Soroco high school track and field athletes continued to better their times and distances Friday and Saturday at meets across the region. Soroco found a few top finishes at a Friday meet at Coal Ridge, while the Rams and Tigers thrived Saturday in Glenwood Springs.
Hayden school officials consider changes to woodworking class
A change in the Hayden Secondary Schools woodworking program could leave one teacher without a job next school year. The Hayden School Board will consider Wednesday whether to change the program to building trades. If it approves the change, board members will consider a reduction in force, or layoff, of teacher Jeff Steinsberger.
This is part of a series of profiles about Aging Well fitness and wellness class instructors in Routt and Moffat counties. This feature appears once per month on the Aging Well page.
Growing summer squash is effortless and rewarding — sometimes too much so, as the biggest task can be keeping the crop picked. The length of growing season is different for each variety of squash, but given our local growing season, it’s summer squash only in my vegetable patch.
Expert gives tips for last-minute filers
A health care expert gave a reminder last week that could help small business owners filing last-minute federal income tax returns Monday. Taxes were one of many health care-related topics on the table Thursday at Steamboat Smokehouse, where Neil Waldron, of Rocky Mountain Health Plans, spoke to about 20 members of the local business community.
Program flourishes in 7th year
The Montessori teachers at Strawberry Park Elementary School are pleased with the program’s evolution since it started seven years ago. Karen Kutska, who teaches first- through third-graders in lower Montessori, said the program is now more accepted in the community and the school.
The Steamboat Springs High School baseball team found a masterful performance Saturday in the first game of a two-game day at Eagle Valley, but did not fair as well in the second game.
Saturday, April 16
Like so many athletes from Steamboat Springs, Blake Worsley dreams of making it to the Olympic Games someday.
12:25 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a bear in the 1900 block of Cornice Road.
The following is a list of people booked into the Routt County Jail on suspicion of the listed charges. The arresting agency is listed in parentheses.
The Old Town Hot Springs is hosting a new Triathlon Club in Steamboat, according to a news release. Training is May 2 through Aug. 28. The group is coached by triathlete Amy Charity, an Ironman competitor and defending champion of the Steamboat Triathlon and Cat 4 Steamboat Stage Race. Athletes will have coached sessions as well as individual workout schedules, according to the release.
9th annual event at fairgrounds nets nearly $95,000
The North Western Colorado Bull Sale saw 35 bulls change hands, bringing in a total of $94,700. The bulls sold for an average of $2,706, which is the highest average in the sale’s history, according to Community Agriculture Alliance's Marsha Daughenbaugh. The sale bulls came from several seed stock ranches across Northwest Colorado.
School district leaders average 3 years in position
With Steamboat Springs Superintendent Shalee Cunningham’s impending departure, the school district will be looking for its fourth superintendent since 2007. Her short stint isn’t unusual. It’s on par with the national average.
City Council could give final approval to housing policy proposal May 3
When U.S. Forest Service employee Rebecca Roof got a transfer to Arizona, she found it difficult to get out from under her roof in Steamboat Springs. What has unfolded since indicates a new approach to affordable housing policy.
The Steamboat girls lacrosse team has made the state playoffs, disbanded because of a lack of interest, rebounded as a junior varsity team and now appears to be on the brink of once again becoming a varsity program.
Every spring and summer, the bark beetle epidemic in Colorado’s forests takes on added dimensions. Rather than the green and gold we’ve used as backdrops to family portraits and souvenir postcards, receding snows reveal new swaths of rust-red forest that have succumbed to bark beetles.
Steamboat Springs School District again will have turnover in its superintendent position. Instead of immediately looking for a permanent replacement for Shalee Cunningham, the School Board instead should seek an interim hire until later this year.
Even with the snowy week since the close of Steamboat Ski Area, it feels like it was a month ago. Still, this wasn’t a season I’ll be soon forgetting. Based on the multitude of experiences I logged this year, I’m not sure ski seasons come much better. I realized many of the goals I laid out for myself, and some I hadn’t.
Spring bicycle tuneups are key to a long, problem-free season
What was but an afterthought in the first week of April becomes the focus of a long line of Steamboat locals with sunrise the Monday morning after the ski area closes. With trips away from the mucky Routt County spring to the dry desert on the mind, Steamboat’s cyclists become eager for that tuneup, and local bike shops, slow all winter, suddenly explode.
ACTIVITY #: PP2011-005 PETITIONER: RAYMOND HEID PETITION: Administrative Permit for Commercial Horseback Rides LOCATION/LEGAL: County Road 62, 2 miles Northwest of Clark
DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION NOTICE OF FINAL DECISION FLATTOPS VIEW VILLAGE LOT 18 #VHR-11-02
DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION NOTICE OF FINAL DECISION SKI HILL SUBDIVISION PARCEL D #MEM-11-02
DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION NOTICE OF FINAL DECISION ORIGINAL TOWN OF STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, BLOCK 32 LOTS 5 & 6 #FP-11-06
DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION NOTICE OF FINAL DECISION ORIGINAL TOWN OF STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, BLOCK 31 LOT 1 #MEM-11-03
ACTIVITY #: PP2011-012 PETITIONER: CLAY ROGERS PETITION: Administrative Permit for a tree nursery with retail sales LOCATION/LEGAL: West side of US 40 between Mt. Werner Vet Clinic and the Steamboat Christian Center
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING AGENDA CITIZENS' MEETING ROOM, CENTENNIAL HALL, 124 10TH STREET THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011, 5:30 P.M.
Those matters coming before the Routt County Planning Commission at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, 2011 in the New Commissioners Hearing Room, Historic Courthouse, 522 Lincoln Avenue, THIRD FLOOR, Steamboat Springs are as follows:
COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-053 Original Grantor(s): Jason Scott Mousley Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., acting solely as nominee for LEHMANN BROTHERS BANK, FSB
ACTIVITY #: PS2011-003 PETITIONER: FINCHER, DALE & JONALYN PETITION: Lot LIne Adjustment to Relocate Property Lines Between Three Buildable Lots. No new lots will be created. LOCATION/LEGAL: N2NE4NW4; Lot 2 Sec 14-4-85; Lot 9 Sec 11-4-85 101.09 ac. Located approx 12 mi S of Stmbt Spgs; E of Grouse Creek Park Road
ROUTT COUNTY REPORT OF ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FOR NOVEMBER 2010
ROUTT COUNTY REPORT OF ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FOR OCTOBER 2010
ROUTT COUNTY REPORT OF ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FOR SEPTEMBER 2010
COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-057 Original Grantor(s): Kraig B. Kidwell and Amy M. Kidwell Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., acting solely as nominee for Finance America, LLC, dba FinAm, LLC
COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-056 Original Grantor(s): Jeffrey Paul Weisshaar and Leslie E. Weisshaar Original Beneficiary(ies): National City Mortgage a Division of National City Bank
Case No. 11PR16 Estate of Donald Lee VanCleave, Deceased.
Separate sealed BIDS for the construction of ALPENGLOW WAY WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT, will be received by the OWNER at the office of the ENGINEER, CIVIL DESIGN CONSULTANTS, INC., 2145 Resort Drive, Suite 100, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 (970) 879-3022 until 3:00 PM prevailing time on 29 April 2011, and then at said location publicly opened and read aloud.
The Town of Yampa is accepting sealed bids for a 1978 Massey Ferguson Model 40B industrial tractor with loader and rear tire chains. Bids must be clearly marked on the outside of the envelope "TRACTOR BID".
COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-054 Original Grantor(s): Richard A Brown and Elizabeth Rich Brown Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., acting solely as nominee for lender, Spectrum Funding Corporation
ORDINANCE: 2378 An ordinance adding definitions and use criteria for temporary on-site Real Estate sales office to the Steamboat Springs Community Development Code (CDC).
PROPOSED ORDINANCE: An ordinance amending provisions relating to Medical Marijuana Businesses set forth in Chapter 12, Article VI and Section 26-92 of the Revised Municipal Code; providing for severability; providing an effective date; and repealing all conflicting ordinances.
The Nevada System of High Education, Business Center North Purchasing Department will accept sealed Bids until: 2:00PM, 4/28/2011 for the STORM PEAK LABORATORY REMODEL & EXPANSION ATOP MT.WERNER, STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO #7937 (DRI)
COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-055 Original Grantor(s): Tony Morgan and Wendy Fletcher Original Beneficiary(ies): First National Bank of the Rockies
COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-052 Original Grantor(s): Alex Rogger Original Beneficiary(ies): Washington Mutual Bank, FA
Case No. 11CW5. DISTRICT COURT, WATER DIVISION 6, COLORADO TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN WATER APPLICATIONS IN WATER DIVISION 6
Rachelle Steele-Cerone finished third Saturday when her opponent didn’t show up.
■ Steamboat Springs School District Spring break, no school
The Steamboat Springs High School girls junior varsity lacrosse team lost, 9-7, to Fruita on Thursday.
A pack of distance-running boys led the Steamboat Springs High School track team Friday at a meet at Weld Central High School in Keenesburg. Jack Burger won the 3,200-meter run, and Jeff Sperry won the 800. Asher Rohde was second in the 3,200.
The Steamboat Springs High School boys lacrosse team couldn’t snap a three-game losing streak Friday in a game at Littleton. The Sailors fell, 6-4.
The Steamboat Springs High School girls tennis team struggled Friday in the highly competitive Mullen Tournament. Steamboat had one player advance to Saturday’s play.
Sailors to face No. 1 Demons on April 28
Even before the second go-round for teams in the Western Slope League, the spotlight already had shifted to Friday’s Steamboat Springs-Palisade girls soccer game. Steamboat knew this, took control of the game early and withstood a late Bulldogs rally to win, 3-2.
Water district concerned about rights
The Colorado Supreme Court released an opinion this week that critics say could jeopardize the Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District’s ability to obtain additional water. The district had been looking to firm up its water supply by finding an alternative source to the Yampa River.
12:20 a.m. Domestic violence was reported in Steamboat.
Big Agnes, the Steamboat Springs-based maker of sleeping bags, pads and tents, has been named recipient of Outside magazine’s 2011 Gear of the Year award for its new Copper Spur UL4 tent, according to a news release. This marks the second major accolade for the Big Agnes Copper Spur UL4 tent this year.
The Oak Creek Town Board meeting Thursday night was standing room only, and many audience members were there to talk about an issue that wasn’t even on the agenda: medical marijuana.
Local health care workers help youths make better choices about food, exercise
Wellness Clinic workshops in Hayden began about a month ago when Dr. Sheila Fountain began to notice that youths with health problems such as obesity and diabetes weren’t getting the treatment they needed.
Vamoose. Hit the road, Jack and Jill. Jump in the car and set out in search of a cheap thrill. Mud season gotcha down? If you’re like me and a trip to Belize isn’t in the financial picture this month, ignore the seven-day forecast for Steamboat and don’t let it cramp your style. There are plenty of destinations only a short drive away.
Dan Johnson said Dinosaur National Monument should be fully open in time for Easter, if all goes as planned. “Barring any kind of major blizzard or something blowing in … our hope is to try to get things open before the end of April,” said Johnson, the monument’s chief of interpretation. The Canyon Area Visitor Center, located off U.S. Highway 40 near Dinosaur, and all campgrounds in the park opened Friday. Entry to the monument is free, although there are fees for some campgrounds.
Hayden High School students Ben Williams, Graig Medvesk and Mark Doolin drive to Craig each weekday to play with the Bulldogs varsity baseball team. The main reason, Doolin said, is because of the more advanced baseball program at Moffat County High School.
Friday, April 15
Laurie Hallenbeck: Hayden Town Talk for April 17
Lila Rider: Oak Creek/Phippsburg news for April 17
Realtor Susana Field’s recent sale of a new townhome in the Aspens at Walton Creek is a case study of the time Realtors sometimes invest in finding the right homes for their buyers. Field said last week that her clients had been house hunting here for two years. The three-bedroom, 3.5-bath condo with a one-car heated garage sold for $400,000.
Edgemont, a slopeside condominium project at Steamboat Ski Area, put up its 10th transaction since July 1 this month with the $2.4 million sale of a three-bedroom plus den unit that was priced at $3.15 million last year. The sale allowed developer Atira Group to retire the $45 million construction debt on the building.
Public Trustee Jeanne Whiddon confirmed that Community Banks of Colorado, holder of the original deed in the luxury townhome project, Chadwick Estates Villas here, was the sole bidder in a foreclosure sale at the Routt County Courthouse on April 6.
Routt County real estate transactions for April 8 to 14
Wildlife officials have asked animal control officers to increase patrols in the residential neighborhoods south of Steamboat Ski Area this week after a reported brush between a cow moose with a yearling calf in tow and a dog that was off leash.
Passengers traveling through Yampa Valley Regional Airport in Hayden in spring and summer will get a sneak peek at the new airport restaurant, but they may have to travel outside to get to the baggage carousels as construction at the airport proceeds.
Steamboat Springs Superintendent Shalee Cunningham confirmed to the Marin Independent Journal, of Novato, Calif., that she would be the next superintendent of the Novato Unified School District. According to the newspaper, the Novato School Board is expected to make an announcement about the position Tuesday.
The Steamboat Springs High School girls tennis team lost its second match of the season Thursday at Denver East, 5-2.
Summer in Steamboat has evolved during past decade as cycling bloomed
The best part of mud season? That it promises to give way to summer, my favorite time of year in Steamboat Springs. Summer certainly has evolved here during the past decade. There’s more to do — and to offer visitors — from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend than ever before.
Thursday, April 14
Oak Creek votes, 3-2, against placing liens on properties
Although several audience members at a full Oak Creek Town Board meeting Thursday night had other issues to discuss, the main focus of the meeting was, as expected, Ordinance 609. The board voted, 3-2, to repeal the ordinance, with the intention to revisit the issue.
Local 4-H and National FFA Organization members will vie for two $500 scholarships tonight during the third annual Bunkhouse Bull Session at the Routt County Fairgrounds in Hayden. The winners also will have something to take with them this year, organizer Don Hayes said. He said they would take home custom-made trophy buckles in addition to the scholarships, instead of just a pat on the back.
Janelle Shuler’s paintings will be on display through April at Off the Beaten Path Bookstore. The store also is hosting a writing workshop at 5 p.m. Tuesday and a Poetry Slam at 6 p.m. Thursday.
Steamboat department prepares for annual training course
Burning pressurized gas sent flames 20 feet into the air Wednesday night at the Steamboat Springs School District bus barn, but the fire was no accident. About 20 firefighters with Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue were practicing how to extinguish fires fueled by gas such as propane and natural gas.
Livestock producers now have more protection for data
On Feb. 11, we wrote about a bill to protect confidential information collected by the Colorado Department of Agriculture. The bill (HB11-1111) would protect livestock producer information collected by the Colorado Department of Agriculture from being shared with any other state, federal or foreign government, industry partner or other database.
The Record for April 13
The May 16 jury trial for Robert Cash has been postponed. Attorneys met with 14th Judicial District Judge Shelley Hill on Wednesday to discuss the case and decided to delay it because it was unclear whether Cash’s competency evaluation would be completed in time. A new trial date has not been set.
Kayla Dawn Barker, the woman who police say stole nearly $70,000 from her employer in 2009, pleaded not guilty Thursday in District Court.
A record number of teams participated in the eighth annual Penguin Plunge on March 19, according to a news release, and still more participants raised money but opted not to jump. The participant fundraisers brought in more than $40,000 this year for the plunge at Catamount Ranch and Club. The overall event raised more than $75,000.
Adam Huber says he has no animosity toward teens involved
Speaking at the Routt County Jail on Wednesday evening, Adam Huber expressed remorse for the April 4 incident that sent a local teenage boy to the hospital with stab wounds to his hands. Huber, 40, has been jailed in lieu of $30,000 bail since he was arrested April 4.
$1M GOCo grant announced by governor
Rocky Mountain Youth Corps expects to see a portion of the $1 million in Great Outdoors Colorado funds set aside by Gov. John Hickenlooper, Executive Director Gretchen Van De Carr said. The dollars will be allocated through the Colorado Youth Corps Association.
After loan, market challenges and low ratings several institutions say worst is behind them
Leaders of several banks with Routt County branches said this week that despite troubling ratings from two financial research companies, the worst is behind them and profits are returning.
The Excel gymnastics boys team wrapped up its season during the weekend, competing at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs at the regional championships.
The grueling sports of halfpipe, slopestyle and ski cross have a way of separating out the best. The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club again proved its worth, wrapping up the 2010-11 season at the United States of America Snowboard Association National Championships at Copper Mountain with multiple top finishes.
When I say that Cormac McCarthy is America’s greatest living author, I know, I’m making a divisive statement. His detractors can be as venomous as his fans are messianic. I am a card-carrying member of the latter group. “All the Pretty Horses” is a good primer for McCarthy’s other novels, and it’s the first novel of three that compose McCarthy’s magnum opus, the Border Trilogy.
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Freddy Jones Band to play free shows
The latest addition to the Steamboat Springs Free Summer Concert Series’ 2011 lineup was announced Thursday. Vermont-born blues rock singer Grace Potter and her band, the Nocturnals, will play the second concert in the series on July 14. The Freddy Jones Band, this summer’s only returning act, also will play July 22.
All That Jazz to participate in event Saturday
Everyone who walks in the door of All That Jazz has a musical story to tell. Store owner Joe Kboudi never gets tired of them. Independent music stores across the world are places where people go to engage in a conversation about music, Kboudi said. That’s enough reason to celebrate the third annual Record Store Day.
They’re not getting greedy. Sure, a blast of hot weather could greatly speed along the snowmelt process, sending a wall of water down the Yampa River to the great delight of Steamboat Springs’ already active kayaking community.
Chandler Sedberry and Serina Kidd spent the week in Whistler, British Columbia, at the 19th annual Whistler Cup much the same way the two Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Alpine skiers had spent the entire season: Inseparable.
12:23 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a mother bear and her cub in a trash bin in the 1900 block of Cornice Road. The bear was gone when police arrived.
Local education officials heard grim predictions about the future of statewide education funding during a forum Wednesday afternoon at the Steamboat Springs School District’s administrative offices.
A Success Steps Luncheon for small-business owners is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Steamboat Smokehouse. The topic is “Health Care Reform: Where are we Now?”
Instead of taking high school juniors off campus to listen to financial professionals speak about a variety of topics, students were challenged to create educational videos. The videos were shown Wednesday.
Wednesday, April 13
Road improvements, gravel pit go before county officials
Peabody Energy hasn’t given the final approval for company officials here to build the new Sage Creek Coal Mine that is intended to gradually replace Twenytmile Coal Co.’s Foidel Creek Mine in western Routt County. However, the management team is working on steps to create the new Sage Creek underground portal.
Many entertainment venues slow or stop as they wait for summer
Steamboat Ski Area chairlifts had barely stopped toiling away before several local entertainment venues started packing away for mud season. The Old Town Pub, Ghost Ranch Saloon, the Boathouse Pub, Sweetwater Grill and The Tugboat Grill & Pub are taking breaks from live entertainment, and some are closing altogether during the April dead period.
Colorado Supreme Court declines to take up city's appeal
The Colorado Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to take up the city of Steamboat Springs’ appeal of a lower court ruling affirming a local contractor’s standing and, by extension, that of homeowners in West Acres Mobile Home Park, to sue for damages over condemnation of a greenbelt.
Ordinance 609, passed unanimously by the Town Council in March, would allow the town to place liens on properties with unpaid electric bills. At least two property owners are questioning the fairness of the ordinance. The town says it loses between $8,000 and $10,000 annually in unpaid electrical bills.
The redesign, performed internally, is intended to make it easier for residents to find information and data as well as offer online bill pay for water and sewer customers. Other features are planned for the coming months.
Led by its distance runners, the Steamboat Springs High School track and field team picked up a team relay and individual win Saturday at a track meet in Eagle Valley.
On Tuesday evening, athletes were gathered in Olympian Hall at Howelsen Hill for a Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club tradition: recognizing the accomplishments of the best coaches and athletes this season.
After reading Sunday’s paper (“Omar Campbell: Let’s vote on pot”) I decided I had to write in. It is incredible that in the free society of the United States we are always looking for the next law that limits our freedom. The weed debate continues with each side making up things — because that’s what people do.
I am a new property owner in Steamboat Springs. Having spent many years enjoying Steamboat vacations, my wife and I are delighted to have recently purchased a condo in Howelsen Place in the city’s newly vibrant downtown.
Last week Steamboat Springs Police Department Capt. Joel Rae stood up before the City Council and suggested an outright ban on medical marijuana dispensaries. He’s not alone in his belief that the proliferation of medical marijuana in our community is causing more harm than good.
Moffat County Natural Resources Director Jeff Comstock recently addressed the need for updating the county’s current system of keeping mineral ownership records. “The big reason the time is right in my mind is we have more people than in history that are working through those books, tearing them up and these are physical things and we have people standing in lines waiting,” he said. “In this modern day and age it ought to be done at their home computer over the Internet.” Comstock’s thoughts were echoed by a group of county employees from various departments who spoke Tuesday to the Moffat County Commission about the need for making electronic those records, which are currently kept in large, worn books in the Moffat County Assessor’s Office.
Tuesday, April 12
The Hayden Granary is looking for volunteers to clean up the barn for this summer’s upcoming community barn dances and potluck suppers. Volunteers will work from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday with a supper to follow.
12:57 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of someone following two men down the street in the 600 block of Lincoln Avenue.
College waiting for federal approval to offer programs
Colorado Mountain College Alpine Campus students who have residency in Steamboat Springs can expect to pay $95 per credit hour for the college’s bachelor’s degree program classes. The school's rates are contingent on a federal agency accrediting the four-year-degree program next week.
8th graders prepare for high school at conference
For more than 100 local eighth-grade girls, the prospect of growing up is a daunting one. Not only is there college, jobs and bills out there in the “real world,” there’s another major hurdle to overcome before they’re out on their own: high school.
State Rep. Randy Baumgardner discusses proposed changes to oil, gas commission
State Rep. Randy Baumgardner said House Bill 1291 could indirectly create more legislative battles about policy adopted last year to convert some Front Range power plants from coal to natural gas. He said if HB 1291 passes it could spur challenges pushed by the Colorado Mining Association.
Sandy Evans Hall is leaving after 25 years
The search to find a replacement for longtime Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association executive Sandy Evans Hall is under way. Chamber President Jeff Steinke said the job opening was promoted to chamber executives throughout Western resort communities.
Aleigh Aurin scores 7 in Sailors 8-5 win vs. Huskies
The Steamboat Springs High School girls junior varsity lacrosse team started fast and withstood a late Battle Mountain rally Tuesday, picking up an 8-5 win at Gardner Field.
Traffic-stopping rockfall mitigation expected to end Wednesday
Traffic is expected to return to normal Wednesday afternoon as a crew wraps up rock-scaling efforts in the Mount Harris Canyon area along U.S. Highway 40. The efforts began March 31, when an Arvada company began its work for the Colorado Department of Transportation.
Each season of the year brings its own unique geometrical pattern of bright stars into our early evening sky. Summer has its summer triangle, fall has the great square of Pegasus, winter has the magnificent winter hexagon, and spring offers us the spring diamond.
Students chosen to participate in electric cooperative program
Two Steamboat Springs High School juniors will represent Yampa Valley Electric Association at a weeklong youth program this summer in Washington, D.C. Martha Anderson and Owen McIntosh were chosen by YVEA to participate in the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Youth Tour from June 9 to 16.
Steamboat police detective preparing report for DA’s office
Steamboat police Detective Dave Kleiber, investigating the stabbing April 4 at Bud Werner Memorial Library, said he is finalizing witness statements and compiling them into a report that he will deliver to the Routt County District Attorney’s Office.
Monday, April 11
Can you imagine what the Masters golf tournament would look like if it was taken over by the guys who run NASCAR? The best golfers in the world would abandon the time-honored tradition of walking the fairways, and instead they would zoom around the course in gaudy golf carts with souped-up motors and emblazoned with corporate logos.
It wasn’t always pretty, but the Steamboat Springs High School soccer team did what it needed to do this evening and picked up a 3-0 win against Western Slope rival Moffat County. Palisade, which has a half-game lead on Steamboat in the standings, plays Steamboat at 6 p.m. Friday for a showdown that could have playoff implications.
Commissioners discuss plans for wastewater treatment facilities
County officials grappled Monday with how best to fund a $150,000 improvement project at the Milner wastewater treatment facilities in the wake of a state withdrawal of energy impact grants. The county began talking in August 2010 about improvements to the wastewater treatment plant it owns in Milner.
Just like that, it’s summer in Steamboat Springs. Steamboat Springs Transit promptly switched to its summer bus schedule Monday, one day after Sunday’s end to the 2010-11 ski season.
School Board meets to discuss plan should superintendent leave
A conversation among Steamboat Springs School Board members Monday night set the table for how they will proceed in May if they need to replace Superintendent Shalee Cunningham. School Board members met for less than a hour during a workshop Monday night and decided, without taking action, how to proceed at their May 2 meeting.
DuBord to make formal statement later
Longtime Deputy City Manager Wendy DuBord said Monday that she plans to retire by the end of 2011. She said no definite date is set and no formal plans have been made, though word of her pending retirement is making the rounds. She said she’ll work with colleagues to reach a fixed retirement date and then make a formal announcement, possibly in the next two months.
White, Baumgardner support law that would keep more local revenues tied to public lands
Two local legislators are co-sponsoring a bill that would help local governments keep more of the combined dollars they have traditionally received from the federal government in shared revenues from mineral leases and property taxes. Routt County Commissioner Doug Monger said Colorado Counties Inc. asked state Sen. Jean White and state Rep. Randy Baumgardner to carry the bill.
The annual Bunkhouse Bull Session is at 6 p.m. Friday at the Routt County Fairgrounds in Hayden, and more local FFA and 4-H youths are needed to perform their Western- and agriculture-themed writings. Trophy belt buckles and scholarships will be awarded to the top performers.
The Record for April 10
Sunday, April 10
The Record for April 9
The Steamboat Springs Teen Council hosts a forum at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Olympian Hall at Howelsen Hill for teens to come and learn more about the council.
Initial reactions at ski season’s end indicate a comparatively strong local economy in March, capping a winter that some say brought slightly better business to Steamboat Springs than a year ago.
County Agenda for April 11 and 12
As a child, Anna Wichern would gather with other children outside the swinging doors of a New York City saloon to steal a peek at the patrons. That is, before a policeman tapped their little shoes with his baton and told them to skedaddle. Childhood memories shine bright for Wichern, who will celebrate her 100th birthday in June. Wichern fondly recalls her happy upbringing and close-knit family, which eventually brought her to Steamboat Springs.
Steamboat schools prepare for possible loss of superintendent
The Steamboat Springs School Board has scheduled a two-hour workshop tonight to discuss the district’s transition should Superintendent Shalee Cunningham leave. Cunningham is the finalist to become superintendent of the Novato Unified School District in Marin County, Calif. Officials from the district were in Steamboat Springs on Wednesday and Thursday to observe Cunningham.
In order to break up the seemingly extra-long winter this year, I took a break last week and visited St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Most of the island is a national park, which allowed us to get our hiking legs back exploring the interior mountains and vegetation along the shoreline. One of the plants that I saw in abundance, and one we can successfully maintain in our homes in Routt County, is an air plant, also known as tillandsia.
Last week in Monday Medical, we kicked off “National Public Health Week 2011 — Safety is No Accident” with a bird’s-eye view of our community’s system of trauma care. This “chain of survival,” involving participation from prehospital emergency responders through advanced care and rehabilitation, is designed to help bring the injured individual step by step, link by link, to his or her best possible outcome.
At this point, it’s hard to understand. The just-ended, 2010-11 ski season was my first full season back on skis since the Buffalo Bills mattered. I didn’t have a number to reach, but with Sunday’s Closing Day, I logged day No. 39 on skis.
Miserable weather slowed, but didn’t stop, the Hayden and Soroco high school track teams Saturday in a meet at Eagle Valley High School. Hayden was led in the meet by distance runner Chris Zirkle, who won the 3,200 run in a driving rain and the Rams had a number of other medal-worthy performances.
Closing Day brings 8 inches of snow, end-of-season events
At the end of a season in which 433 inches of snow fell at Steamboat Ski Area, it was only fitting that Sunday brought eight inches of powder that had fallen at mid-mountain since the previous morning, including 5 inches since 5 a.m., according to the last snow report of the 2010-11 season. The day eventually stopped snowing and weather warmed up slightly for the Splashdown Pond Skim.
South Routt School District will be accepting bids for the replacement of the metal roof on the South end of the Bus Barn in Yampa, CO.
Town of Oak Creek Accounts Payable - March, 2011
Please be informed that Ira Wertenteil has applied for a land use change of Minor impact by proposing to establish an open use community space with room for a few vendor spaces and sale of used furniture and accessories at the Oak Creek Plaza, Lots 9 & 10, Block 3, Original Town of Oak Creek, also known as 116 E. Main. If you wish to submit written comment you may do so by addressing your correspondence to: Town Clerk, P.O. Box 128, Oak Creek, CO 80467.
Town of Yampa Accounts payable March 2011
Saturday, April 9
It would be fair to say that Maggie Rose Carrigan’s finish at last week’s 2011 USASA Nationals is impressive, but it wasn’t as inspirational as her journey to get there.
ROUTT COUNTY REPORT OF ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FOR AUGUST 2010 ALPINE LUMBER CO 33,314.00;AMERICAN FAMILY LIFE 279.56;ALSCO 553.82;ALPINE INN 131.98;APWA WESTERN SLOPE BRANCH 30.00;LEXISNEXIS RISK DATA MGMT 50.00;AIT LABORATORIES 180.00;ADVANCED LAW ENFORCEMENT TRNG CAMP 450.00;ALPINE WINDOW CLEANING LLC 810.00;LANGUAGE LINE SERVICES 19.05;ARONOWITZ & MECKLENBERG, LLC 183.00;ACTION DRAIN SERVICE 705.00;ARIEL CLINICAL SERVICES 90.00;ALPINE CREDIT INC 16.00;ACCUTEST MOUNTAIN STATES 75.00;ALPINE BANK - STEAMBOAT 66.43;ADVANCED
ROUTT COUNTY REPORT OF ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FOR JULY 2010 AAAE 1,895.00;ACET 10,800.00;AMERICAN FAMILY LIFE 279.56;ALSCO/AMERICAN LINEN 502.52;ARTESIAN BOTTLED WATER CO 70.00;ADVOCATES AGAINST BATTERING & 3,125.00;AXIS STEEL 725.00;ALPINE LUMBER 132.81;LEXISNEXIS RISK DATA MGMT 50.00;ABC ENTERPRISES INC 22.50;ADAMSON POLICE PRODUCTS 600.00;AIT LABORATORIES 125.00;LANGUAGE LINE SERVICES 174.36;ACTION DRAIN SERVICE 380.00;ACCUTEST MOUNTAIN STATES 449.00;ALPINE BANK-STEAMBOAT 66.43;ACEEE 60.00;ADVANCED COPIER SOLUTIONS INC 1,462.77;ACCOUNT BROKERS OF LARIMER COUNTY 16.50;A&E TIRE INC
NOTICE IS HEREBY, GIVEN that the Steamboat Springs City Council on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, adopted the following ordinances on first reading: PROPOSED ORDINANCE: An ordinance amending Article II, Chapter 25 of the Steamboat Springs Revised Municipal Code by the addition of regulations relating to Cross Connection Controls.
City of Steamboat Springs Request for Proposal Diesel/Electric Hybrid Transit Bus Proposal Deadline - June 15, 2011 The City of Steamboat Springs is requesting sealed proposals for the purchase of two (2) 2011 diesel electric hybrid, 35-foot heavy-duty buses with the option to purchase up to 4 additional buses of identical make.
Sage Creek Coal Company LLC, 36600 CR 27, Hayden, CO 81639, (CDMG Permit No. C-2009-087, approved June 8, 2010) is requesting release of Phase II bond liability on 462.4 acres of its reclaimed lands (originally Seneca II Mine area) at the Peabody Sage Creek Mine.
Estate of Enriqueta Trujillo, Deceased Case Number: 11PR17, Div. 2A
TOWN OF HAYDEN - ACCOUNTS PAYABLE MARCH 31, 2011 BEAR RIVER COOP-VEHICLES & SUPPLIES $3752.81; BRATTON-SCORIA $417.24; PINNACOL-WORK COMP $1568; JAG'S-SIDEWALK PROJECT $1369.01; CDC-ENGINEERING $312.50; CO DEPT OF REVENUE-TAXES $2566; SGM-PROJECTS $291.25; CROFT-UTILITY BILLS $557.50; DANA KEPNER-R&M $84.87; DAVIS AUTO-SUPPLIES $363.98; HAVEN-ROOM RENTAL $100; DPC-CHEMICALS $897.72; ATMOS-GAS $2749.56; HACH-SUPPLIES $487.62; HASKINS, JIM-
To Every person in Actual Possession or Occupancy of the hereinafter Described Land, Lot or Premises, and to the Person in Whose Name the same was Taxed or Specially Assessed, and to all Persons having a Interest or Title of Record in or to the said Premises and To Whom It May Concern, and more especially to MORLEEY M BLOUKE TRUST ( ETAL) C/O IAN REITH. You and each of you are hereby notified that on the 1ST day of NOVEMBER A.D. 2007 the then County Treasurer of the County of Routt, in the State of Colorado, sold at public tax lien sale to DAVID L BARNES the following described real estate situate in the County of Routt, State of Colorado, to-wit: LOT 28 SOUTH STATION I AT STAGECOACH
ACTIVITY #: PP2011-002 PETITIONER: DUCKELS CONSTRUCTION, INC PETITION: Preapplication Conference for a 11.7 acre expansion of existing Hogue River Gravel Pit
ACTIVITY #: PP2011-001 PETITIONER: DUCKELS CONSTRUCTION, INC PETITION: Preapplication Conference for a 22.4 acre expansion of existing Bettger Gravel Pit
Steamboat Springs School District RE2 Notice of Invitation for Bids Grounds Maintenance- 2011 Spring/Summer Season
Steamboat Springs School District RE2 Request For Proposal Concrete Sidewalk Replacement at Strawberry Park Campus
Union Telephone Company, a Wyoming Corporation, hereby gives Public Notice pursuant to the Federal Communications Commission's Nationwide Programmatic Agreement for Review of Effects Under the National Historic Preservation Act (the "NPA"), that it plans to construct a 80 foot tower and a fiberglass building 8' long X 16' wide X 8' high, a generator building 8' X 12' wide X 8' high ("Facilities") for the purpose of transmitting radio frequency signals for telecommunication purposes at the following location: Southeast 1/4, Section 31, T. 7 N., R. 88 W., 6th PM, Routt County, Colorado.
The Meadows Condominium Owners Association, Inc., managed by Central Park Management, Inc., 800 Weiss Drive, Suite A, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487, is revising its Declaration and By-Laws.
Union Telephone Company, a Wyoming Corporation, hereby gives Public Notice pursuant to the Federal Communications Commission's Nationwide Programmatic Agreement for Review of Effects Under the National Historic Preservation Act (the "NPA"), that it plans to construct a 80 foot tower and a fiberglass building 8' long X 16' wide X 8' high, a generator building 8' X 12' wide X 8' high ("Facilities") for the purpose of transmitting radio frequency signals for telecommunication purposes at the following location: Southeast 1/4, Section 31, T. 7 N., R. 88 W., 6th PM, Routt County, Colorado.
Seneca Coal Company LLC, 37796 CR 53, Hayden, CO 81639, (CDMG Permit No. C-1980-005, approved September 23, 1981) is requesting release of Phase II bond liability on 219.7 acres of its reclaimed lands at the Seneca II Mine. A surety bond in the amount of $651,869 is currently in place and $203,319 is being requested for release. Those portions of the permit area for which Phase II bond release is requested were revegetated from the beginning of mining through 2005 in accordance with the Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety (CDRMS) rules and regulations.
The Board of County Commissioners of Routt County is seeking proposals to lease oil, gas and other mineral interests owned by Routt County located in or under the land described as follows: Township 6 North, Range 87 West of the 6th P.M. Section 19: Lot 4 Section 30: Lot 1
COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-051 Original Grantor(s): Matthew R McQueen Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., acting solely as nominee for EverBank
COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-049 Original Grantor(s): Matthew B. Helm Original Beneficiary(ies): Nationstar Mortgage LLC
COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-048 Original Grantor(s): Steamboat Grand Partners, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company Original Beneficiary(ies): Bank of the West
With much sound and fury, the government shutdown (and interruption in the supply of government cheese) has been averted with a “historic” deal to cut $38.5 billion from anticipated government spending this fiscal year. But, folks, this is a sideshow. This “historic” cut is only about 1 percent of the roughly $3.82 trillion set to be spent this fiscal year (there is no actual budget for this year), and more than 0.27 percent of the national debt, which is almost $14.3 trillion.
The Colorado House of Representatives has introduced HB 1223 to change the makeup of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. The proposed changes would add more industry professionals to the commission. Last year this COGCC issued the third largest number of drilling permits in Colorado history. Do we really need more?
The days have been plentiful; the snow has been light and deep, My days off have been well timed and that’s great, because you surely don’t come cheap.
My respect for and admiration of the Steamboat Springs Police Department only increased when I read the April 6 Steamboat Today. Capt. Joel Rae had the audacity and courage to say what a lot of us more timid folk are reluctant to talk about — banning the so-called medical marijuana industry. Increasing DUIDs and reselling by licensed users to others was predictable. Kudos also to Dr. Harrington and two other local doctors who have spoken out on the adversities of this issue in the past.
My wife and I decided to settle in Steamboat Springs after a few nights in the Howelsen Place penthouse overlooking Ghost Ranch Saloon. Ghost Ranch Saloon looked fun, so we walked across the street to have dinner and enjoy some music. We slept well at Howelsen Place after a nightcap on the deck listening to more “city” sounds.
Laurie Hallenbeck: Hayden Town Talk for April 10
Lila Rider: Oak Creek/Phippsburg news for April 10
1:33 a.m. A Steamboat Springs Police Department traffic stop at Hilltop Parkway and Sandhill Circle led to the arrest of a 28-year-old man on suspicion of driving under the influence, DUI per se and speeding.
The Jail Report for April 2 to 8
Police captain says flexibility remains under new proposal
Steamboat Springs Police Capt. Joel Rae said last week that proposed changes to city noise regulations would not change levels of enforcement. “Basically, there needs to be a victim when we’re talking about enforcing the noise ordinance. We are not going to be driving down the streets with our decibel meters,” Rae said. Rae’s comments followed a Tuesday night meeting, where City Council discussed potential revisions to the city’s noise regulations.
Satellite collars yield valuable information to gauge health of herd
From his office, Jeff Yost can tell the herd of Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area bighorn sheep is flourishing. Yost did not have to fly over the area or hike into the Routt National Forest to know this. All he did Thursday was log on to a website. A map popped up showing the four sheep in the herd wearing satellite collars.
Campuses aim to attract students amid decreasing enrollment numbers
The Lowell Whiteman School has seen positive results from its use of online promotion, specifically through Facebook and YouTube. Using social media has helped get the word out about the secondary school in the woods off Routt County Road 36 just outside of Steamboat Springs, new Admissions Director Derek Svennungsen said.
Sailors girls fall to Demons, 4-1, on Saturday
Glenwood Springs came out to a fast start on Saturday, winning 4-1 against Steamboat Springs. Steamboat dropped to 6-1-1 overall and to 4-1 in the Western Slope League. The Sailors look to get back on track against visiting Moffat County at 6 p.m. Monday.
April 2 dawned with nearly 100 racers clamoring to load the gondola at Steamboat Ski Area, early morning adventurers eager to participate in the third-annual Cody’s Challenge randonee race. From the start of the day’s race, through its base area finish and to a post-race party that rocked into the night, the spirit of Cody St. John, the man who the race was created to memorialize, was ever-present.
Headed into one of their toughest weeks of the season, the Steamboat Springs High School girls tennis team was near top form Saturday, despite playing with a shuffled lineup. The squad played a handful of girls out of their usual positions but still beat Evergreen, winning six of seven matches at a Saturday morning dual.
Sailors are undefeated in league but have struggled outside of it
The Sailors lost a pair of one-goal games during the weekend to two Front Range teams. On Friday Steamboat fell to Air Academy, 6-5, and on Saturday the team lost a tight game to Valor Christian in overtime, 10-9. The team winds down its season with two more Mountain Conference games, against Glenwood Springs and Battle Mountain.
Annual rite of spring runs smoothly on closing weekend
One by one, about 25 teams of cardboard craft marauders dumped their corrugated creations into a Dumpster at the base of Steamboat Ski Area on Saturday morning, after spending hours constructing them from tape, cardboard, string and paint.
12:10 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers secured an open door at a business in the 600 block of Lincoln Avenue.
Front Range trancefusion rockers Yamn return to Steamboat today with their renowned light show. Local mountain grass jammers Missed the Boat will play from 9 to 11 p.m., followed by Yamn. Old Town Pickers will also make an appearance at the show.
The drawing for artwork in a Japanese relief benefit through the Artists’ Gallery of Steamboat is at noon Monday. Donations will be accepted until drawing time. All proceeds benefit the Japanese Red Cross.
There will be plenty of training and techniques to go over. But the real gain of the Triathlon Club is that when participants look over and see someone else going through the same thing, they make more progress.
The announcement that women’s ski jumping would be included in the 2014 Winter Olympics hasn’t changed Madison Keeffe’s life. But she said no mater what part ski jumping plays in the rest of her life, the sport’s inclusion in the Olympics is truly a great thing.
Friday, April 8
Permanent structure planned for shows at ski area base
Jim Schneider, Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. vice president of skier services, said Tuesday that he was talking to contractors for cost estimates on a new stage to be built in summer at the base area. And Senior City Planner Bob Keenan said Wednesday that a representative of Eric Smith Associates had delivered an application for a minor building exterior modification to permit the stage.
21 sales at or above $2M in Yampa Valley in 2010; 2011 has 8 through March
The market for $2 million-plus homes is alive in Routt County. The valley saw 21 sales of improved residential units priced at $2 million and above in 2010. And there have been eight in 2011, including the March 31 sale of a home on Pebble Run for $2.03 million.
Routt County real estate transactions for April 1 to 8, 2011
The downward pressure on the prices of existing homes, the cost of undeveloped lots and the difficulty of obtaining financing are the key culprits to what is expected to be a slow construction season across Routt County. However, there are signs of people interested in building new homes.
In the midst of an early spring when few building lots have sold in Steamboat Springs, a 0.96-acre lot at 2155 Bear Drive sold for $400,000 on Thursday.
Har Mishpacha plans Shabbat service and yoga
Members of the local Jewish community as well as vacationing visitors are spending the coming days spiritually preparing for Passover. The Steamboat Springs Jewish congregation Har Mishpacha, which means mountain family, hosted a Shabbat celebration Friday night and discussed Passover, a weeklong commemoration of the liberation of ancient Hebrews from slavery.
Festival announces authors for Sept. 10 event
The lineup for the 19th annual Literary Sojourn festival of authors was finalized last week. The Sept. 10 event, presented by Bud Werner Memorial Library, will feature renowned authors Jennifer Egan, Peter Mathiessen, Paula McLain, Julie Orringer and Jim Shepard.
Katchafire brings Maori, Marley traditions to Steamboat for Closing Day
New Zealand reggae band Katchafire first opened for the legendary Wailers about seven years ago, an experience that vocalist and guitarist Logan Bell called nothing short of “jaw-dropping.” On Sunday in Gondola Square, Katchafire will open for the former band of reggae king Bob Marley once more in the final installment of the Bud Light Rocks the Boat free concert series.
As you begin your holiday shopping in preparation for the secular version of Easter, please consider saying “no” to Big Candy this year. Instead of buying bags of the same old M&M’s in pastel colors, invest your hard-earned candy budget in traditional confections such as homemade chocolate bunnies, malted duck eggs, bunny corn, jelly beans and, of course, those sugar-frosted yellow, green and blue marshmallow Peeps.
The Steamboat Springs City Council is right to pursue a noise ordinance that is enforceable, easy to understand and respectful of downtown residents and businesses. The existing ordinance fails those guidelines, as does the city’s first attempt at revising it. The state of Colorado’s rules, which would take effect in the absence of a city ordinance, are even worse.
3rd annual event is from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday
Some area dogs will get their spring cleaning Sunday during the third annual Poochy Paddle at Old Town Hot Springs. The event is from 2 to 4 p.m.
The Hayden Town Council took little time to unanimously approve a new lease for the Hayden Speedway on Thursday. Western Colorado Racing Association, of Craig, will operate the racetrack south of Hayden on Routt County Road 53 from today until Sept. 1. The lease agreement start date was changed from May 1 to allow Western Colorado Racing Association to start preparing the track for the first race May 21.
Sailors powers past Skiers with 7-0 sweep
The Sailors rolled Friday, trouncing intra-mountain rival Aspen by winning all seven matches in a dual in Steamboat Springs. Steamboat plays Evergreen at 8 a.m. today. If the team is as thorough today as it was Friday, that too could be a lopsided outing.
As we reflect on the past few years since the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council was created and observe the tremendous progress it has made, one of the important outcomes is that we have created four jobs within a nonprofit organization with a small budget. These part-time positions are integral to helping YVSC grow existing programs that have become mainstays for the community as well as to explore new programs and projects that will enhance sustainable efforts in our beautiful valley.
Commissioners vote to recommend approval of ranch permit
The Routt County Planning Commission voted unanimously Thursday night to recommend approval of Ryan Wood’s request for a permit to allow him to operate a small guest ranch and host special events at Sweetwood Ranch.
As the ski season winds down, so do the estimated number of people expected to spend the weekend in local lodging properties. The Lodging Barometer forecasts that 3,200 people will spend the night in area lodges and hotels Saturday.
Thursday, April 7
As is the case for many media organizations, some of our best stories are the result of suggestions or tips from readers. On Wednesday, about 20 readers converged in the Steamboat Pilot & Today’s community room for our third Coffee and a Newspaper gathering.
The Record for April 6
From Monday to May 11, weather permitting, the Steamboat Springs Street Department will be sweeping up scoria that residents have raked out onto the asphalt shoulders of the roads, according to a news release. All commercial contractors and property management companies who provide this service must remove the materials themselves for disposal.
Reggae legend Bob Marley’s former band, The Wailers, plays the Closing Day party for Steamboat Ski Area and the final Bud Light Rocks the Boat free concert. New Zealand reggae up-and-comers Katchafire opens the show at 2 p.m.
Budget fallout wouldn’t affect post offices, Social Security checks, electronic tax returns
Although a shutdown could furlough thousands of federal employees in Colorado, including some or all of the 30 employees at the U.S. Forest Service office in Steamboat Springs, business is expected to carry on as usual at local post offices and human service organizations.
2010-11 ski season wraps up Sunday with free concert
Closing Day isn’t a day you just show up for. Many local skiers and riders plot out elaborate games for Sunday, the final day of the season at Steamboat Ski Area. Some make a list of their “must hit” runs. And many dress up for the occasion.
This time last year, Oak Creek’s Sarah Hamilton was preparing for another long summer in her kayak. Now, she’s still got her eyes on the river, but her means of transportation down it has changed. Hamilton joined the U.S. women’s rafting team late last summer.
Golf season is coming, and that can only be good news for locals bound to play the city-owned Haymaker Golf Course. The Haymaker Golf Course Management Committee announced recently that greens fees from last year won’t increase for the 2011 season.
Steamboat girls squad preps for showdown Saturday against league foe Glenwood
With an easy 6-3 win Thursday night against Eagle Valley, the Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer team set up the marquee matchup of the young season in the Western Slope League on Saturday in Glenwood Springs.
About a dozen local architecture firms will display models, renderings and sketches of mostly residential projects to represent the artistic nature of local homes and their designs during the Celebrate Architecture exhibit at the Deport Arts Center. The exhibit will have a reception at 5:30 p.m. Friday and continues through April.
Celebrate last weekend of lift-accessed skiing with live music
Closing weekend at the Steamboat Ski Area doesn’t just mean the end of first-chair powder days and fresh corduroy turns. It also marks the end of winter entertainment season, which brought live music of all kinds to Steamboat Springs. Before some venues close for mud season and the downtown streets empty out until summer, there are a few more chances to let loose.
Shalee Cunningham in midst of 3-year contract
Officials from the Novato Unified School District in Marin County, Calif., are in Steamboat today to observe Shalee Cunningham. School Board President Robin Crossan said the district is readying a succession plan should it become necessary.
Sochi games to include women’s ski jumping, ski halfpipe competitions
Long awaited news for local athletes and coaches came early Wednesday when it was announced that six new events will be included in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Big news for Steamboat athletes was the inclusion of women’s ski jumping and men’s and women’s ski halfpipe.
Steamboat snowboarder Taylor Gold competes Tuesday in the men’s open halfpipe at the United States of America Snowboard Association National Championships at Copper Mountain. Gold took home th
Taylor Gold wasn’t sure how he would perform. The Steamboat snowboarder had just completed a 20-hour flight from the Junior Worlds in Italy and was preparing for the United States of America Snowboard Association National Championship men’s open halfpipe event at Copper Mountain on Tuesday. But Taylor capped an impressive season with a win Tuesday.
This year’s Relay For Life in Steamboat Springs is scheduled for July 22 and 23, but a kickoff party is from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. today at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. Freshies is providing the food.
Mailing offers to file businesses’ reports at inflated price
Routt County business owners are among businesses statewide being targeted in a possible scam. The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office is warning businesses and nonprofit agencies about a “deceptive mailing” from a private company offering to file required reports with the Secretary of State’s office for much more than the $10 filing fee.
New plan from Sweetwood owner includes fewer large events
Ryan Wood, of Sweetwood Ranch, is scheduled to return to the Routt County Planning Commission tonight for a second attempt at gaining a favorable recommendation for a permit that would allow him to operate a small guest ranch and to host special events on his lower Elk River Ranch.
Steamboat Springs High School takes on ‘Macbeth’
A cast of 17 Steamboat Springs High School students will perform a one hour and 15 minute version of "Macbeth" this weekend. Performances begin at 7 p.m. tonight in the high school auditorium. There also will be 7 p.m. performances Friday and Saturday as well as a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee. Tickets are $10, or $5 for students with activities cards.
Wednesday, April 6
Half-cent sales tax revenues to fund $2.3M next school year
The Education Fund Board approved all second reading requests Wednesday from the Routt County school districts and local community groups for next year. Fund Board members approved $2,302,145 in funding requests from the Steamboat Springs, Hayden and South Routt school districts and Partners in Routt County, Rocky Mountain Youth Corps and Yampatika.
The Record for Tuesday, April 5: Police, fire and ambulance calls.
City officials to form committee for proposals; several groups express interest
City officials plan to form a committee to review requests for future uses of the city’s accommodations tax, which will have hundreds of thousands of dollars available annually as of 2014 and already has plenty of suitors knocking on the door. The City Council conducted an initial discussion Tuesday of how to plan for future uses of the accommodations tax and supported a collaborative approach.
Police captain’s statements spark new medical marijuana debate
Steamboat is not yet moving toward a ban on medical marijuana centers, and the idea of a vote is purely hypothetical at this point, but the topic arose Tuesday night when the City Council conducted a first reading of proposed revisions to the city’s medical marijuana regulations.
About 20 friends and supporters of the man accused of stabbing a Steamboat Springs teenager Monday appeared in Routt County Court on Wednesday to try to persuade a judge to lower the $100,000 bond. At the end of the hearing, the judge lowered the bond for 40-year-old Adam Huber to $30,000. The Routt County District Attorney’s Office has charged Huber with felony second-degree assault.
The Boys & Girls Club of Steamboat Springs will be closed Wednesday to April 15 for staff training in Denver.
The Hayden Town Council is scheduled to consider Thursday night whether to approve a lease agreement with Western Colorado Racing Association Inc. to use the Hayden Speedway.
The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office is warning businesses and nonprofit agencies about a “deceptive mailing” from a private company offering to file required reports with the Secretary of State’s office for much more than the $10 filing fee. The mailings came from the Corporate Controllers Unit, a Nevada-based company listing a Denver post office box as a return address.
Georgetown work continues Wednesday with intermittent closures
A 25-mile stretch of Colorado’s main east-west highway was shut down Tuesday so crews tethered to a mountainside by ropes could pry loose unstable boulders threatening to tumble onto traffic 300 feet below.
On April 4, 2011, public health departments across Colorado will start celebrating National Public Health Week by providing safety tips to prevent injuries at home, in the workplace, at play and in the community.
Monday’s incident in which a 14-year-old Steamboat Springs boy was stabbed in his hands during an altercation with a vagrant man at Bud Werner Memorial Library may have been alarming, but it wasn’t representative of the overall safety of our community.
The shenanigans have begun. The presidential election is still 20 months away, but presidential hopefuls already are launching websites and personal attacks. I have big news. And I do mean big. There is a new electorate. Bathrobe moms.
City Council meeting proclamation praises 3 after hospital incident
Three Steamboat Springs Police Department officers have received one of the highest recognitions from the city for their work in preventing a man from taking his own life in February. Scott Middleton, Matt Conley and Stuart Hutton were recognized.
Cari Hermacinski had to bang her gavel Tuesday night to get a passionate crowd quiet enough to talk about potential changes to city noise regulations. And that was before the discussion even started.
Rain compounded snowmelt on Butcherknife Creek
On May 10, 1984, former Steamboat residents Lenny and Gail Brooks and their children felt secure that Butcherknife Creek had settled down where it flowed behind their home. But things changed suddenly when a rain-soaked embankment slid and diverted the flow across the their backyard.
Rae: Marijuana use, DUIDs have “skyrocketed” since dispensaries opened in 2009
Capt. Joel Rae, of the Steamboat Springs Police Department, asked city officials Tuesday night to consider an outright ban of medical marijuana sellers in Steamboat Springs. Rae said Steamboat police are encountering more marijuana in arrests and on city streets.
Today’s sentencing hearing for a 29-year-old Craig man who pleaded guilty to nine felonies relating to sexual exploitation of children was continued until May. As part of a plea agreement with the 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, Stephan White pleaded guilty in January to three counts of sexual exploitation of children, a Class 3 felony; four counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a Class 4 felony; and two counts of sexual exploitation of a child, also a Class 4 felony.
Tuesday, April 5
Altercation, stabbing Monday described as random, isolated incident
Library Director Chris Painter described the library as peaceful and calm Tuesday, although senior staff members were in meetings much of the day tending to business and discussing Monday’s incident, when a man reportedly stabbed a teen in the hands.
The Education Fund Board will consider second readings of all requests Wednesday night. The volunteer group that allocates the city of Steamboat Springs half-cent sales tax for education had been scheduled to review those requests March 23.
Steamboat Springs, like many school districts, has issues with student attendance, truancy and dropouts, Superintendent Shalee Cunningham said Tuesday. She created a program two years ago that would work to help students stay in school.
There are star clusters visible to the unaided eye, but there is only one star cluster that forms a constellation all by itself. You can see it high in the eastern sky on spring evenings as a smattering of several dozen faint stars, not far from the familiar outline of the Big Dipper.
Team falls, 13-12, even as it shows its potential
Save for the first few minutes and the last few minutes of Monday night’s game, the Steamboat Springs High School lacrosse team showed that the gap between it and Front Range teams is closing.
Idaho mini-tour event designed to mimic World Cup format
An eager group of Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athletes traveled to Sun Valley, Idaho, the past two weekends to compete in a four-event mini-tour, the USSA Super Tour Finals.
Girls helped a Colorado U16 team finish third during the weekend at the Tier 2 Girls National Championships
A trio of Steamboat Springs girls hockey players helped a Colorado U16 team finish third during the weekend at the Tier 2 Girls National Championships in Anaheim, Calif. Hannah Samlowski, Sara Stout and Megan Stabile were part of a Mountain States Girls Hockey League all-star team.
4:33 p.m. Officers were called to a report of a man who stabbed a 14-year-old boy at Bud Werner Memorial Library. The boy had stab wounds on his hands, was transported to Yampa Valley Medical Center and was released. A 40-year-old man, who has lived in Steamboat for about a year was arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault and attempted first-degree assault.
ProBuild Holdings announced Monday that it is acquired the assets of Harbert Lumber Co., including the store in Steamboat Springs. Steamboat store General Manager Rod Wille had confirmed Friday that the store will reopen Monday as a ProBuild.
The Quiznos Pro Challenge will become the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, and 25 hours of TV coverage of the race are scheduled to be broadcast through NBC Sports Group. The seven-day cycling race kicks off Aug. 22, and Steamboat Springs will participate in two of the seven stages.
Board president has temporarily assumed executive director role
June Lindenmayer was with Perry-Mansfield for 11 years, and her resignation was effective March 15. No information was available today about Lindenmayer's reason for leaving.
Stuart Sanderson, president of the Colorado Mining Association, contends the public doesn’t fully understand the intricacies of the state’s mining industry. “I think there is much that is not understood about our industry and it is interesting because Colorado has undergone such incredible demographic changes in the last decade and a half — increases in population (and) political transformations,” he said. “
Monday, April 4
The Steamboat Rocky Mountain Cheer program will look to build on its success at the Jamfest Nationals last month with all-star team tryouts beginning this week. Program director Summer McParland said the tryouts begin with the older girls this week. The first mandatory clinic for girls ages 13 to 18 is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. today.
No action taken at Monday meeting; more discussion is scheduled for May
The Steamboat Springs School Board briefly discussed Monday night whether to ask voters to approve a property tax increase in November. Finance Director Dale Mellor presented a preliminary proposal that would generate an additional $900,000 annually for the district, which expects funding cuts at the state level in the coming years.
As city officials address proposed changes to Steamboat’s medical marijuana regulations, one point of discussion tonight could be whether and how to allow some industry operations — such as cultivation and product manufacturing — to occur in residential areas. City Council is slated to conduct a first reading of the revised medical marijuana ordinance tonight.
It’s all my fault. The delayed April Fools’ Day joke that fell from the sky and plastered Steamboat with a fresh coat of white on Sunday would never have been perpetrated on us had I not attached my bike rack to the trailer hitch on April Fools’ Day proper. What was I thinking when I prematurely pumped air into my bicycle tires? Perhaps I was misled by the average March daily high of 40.6 degrees.
Steamboat Briefs: CR 129 closed to through traffic north of Columbine
12:20 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a suspicious incident in the 2200 block of Village Inn Court.
Proposal goes to Routt County Commissioners
The Routt County Board of Commissioners will hear a proposal this morning to spend almost $218,000 in property tax revenues dedicated to conservation to protect an additional 1,330 acres of prime elk habitat on Wolf Mountain northeast of Hayden.
Many Christian Heritage School students and staff members will go barefoot today as they try to raise awareness and collect black shoes as part of the global One Day Without Shoes. Christian Heritage School’s high school students will deliver the shoes they collect this week to the Wakiso Christian International Academy in Uganda during a mission trip scheduled for April 2012.
New management for City Cafe, Staxx at Haymaker Golf Course
Two eateries at city facilities have changed management in the past two weeks. Olivia Murray, who operated City Cafe in Centennial Hall on 10th Street since April 2009, has left that position to become the food and beverage operator and executive chef at Staxx New West Bar and Grill at the city-owned Haymaker Golf Course. Taking Murray’s place at City Cafe is Nicolette Powell.
Adam Huber, 40, was peacefully taken into custody late Monday afternoon. Steamboat Springs police suspect Huber of stabbing a teen in both hands during an altercation in the library's teen reading area.
The Jail Report for March 16 to April 1
Some flowers can add flavor and aroma to salad dressings and more
The aromas, colors and textures of some flowers and plants are so tantalizing, they seem good enough to eat. Luckily for us, many flowers are edible. They not only make a beautiful garnish, but many flowers enhance food with flavor and fragrance, too.
I’d like to offer an overview from the perspective of someone who has spent a career working with the injured and ill. The good news is that it is not all gloom and doom. We here in the Yampa Valley are fortunate to have a comprehensive system in place to help manage the hazard of accidental injury.
City Council to review potential changes to regulations Tuesday
Proposed changes to city regulations would increase the allowable level of nighttime noise in commercial areas, while affirming the potential for continued violations to impact a business’s liquor license, setting the stage for public discussion this week. City planning staff is scheduled to present proposed noise ordinance revisions to City Council on Tuesday.
Raising teens in county subject of roundtable discussion
A recent survey of parents whose children attend Routt County schools revealed that 25 percent of them are unfamiliar with local agencies that work to prevent youth substance abuse. Familiarizing parents with local youth-serving agencies was one of the goals of the workshop, which was a roundtable-type discussion, said organizer Michele Petix.
Craig resident Doreen McIntyre has high praise for Yampa Valley Golf Course in Craig. “This is the best course in Northwest Colorado,” she said. Doreen, 67, and her husband, Ed, played golf with friends Jim and Linda Showalter on Saturday, the first day the local course has been open this year.
Sunday, April 3
The Record for April 2
The Steamboat Springs School Board is scheduled to hear a presentation about the district’s fine arts curriculum from Superintendent Shalee Cunningham at a meeting scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. today.
With Adams State in Alamosa and Mesa State College in Grand Junction starting Division II programs this year, opportunities are increasing for players in Colorado to play at a collegiate level. There are options for collegiate club lacrosse all across the West. But club lacrosse is what it is: Players pay fees, coaches have second jobs and it’s not the NCAA.
Lacrosse in the West has been a fluid situation. There’s no question the sport has grown rapidly during the past 20 years in the mountains and in California. The rankings show the power of lacrosse in the West, and Steamboat gives a great little sample. It’s tough to cruise across town and not see at least one group of young people carrying lacrosse sticks and a ball.
The Hayden High School boys basketball team’s season ended a week before players would have liked, but the Tigers still received plenty of accolades in the way of post-season awards. Five Hayden players earned all-Western Slope League honors.
There are many unanswered questions about Parkinson’s disease. Some, such as what causes the condition in the first place, are troubling. Others, such as why exercise improves lives of people coping with the disease, are more optimistic.
County Agenda for April 4 and 5
COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-046 Original Grantor(s): Robert Hyams Original Beneficiary(ies): Eagle River Mortgage Inc.
COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-045 Original Grantor(s): Christopher F. Eldridge and Daniel Abrahams Original Beneficiary(ies): BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.
A day after the temperature in Steamboat Springs reached 66 degrees, Mother Nature shifted gears. The 8 inches of new snow reported at Steamboat Ski Area’s mid-mountain after 5 a.m. Sunday created a late-season powder day for skiers and snowboarders but wreaked havoc on travelers at Yampa Valley Regional Airport in Hayden.
Many people think that non-cigarette tobacco is healthier or better than cigarettes; but it is hard to uphold that throught with the following information: According to a National Center for Biotechnology Information Study, “Smokeless tobacco use appears to be an important predictor of smoking initiation among young adult males.”
The Record for April 1
Laurie Hallenbeck: Hayden Town Talk for April 3
Lila Rider: Oak Creek/Phippsburg news for April 3
Hayden’s decline in building permits is apparent, but it does not affect the small community as it does others in Routt County, Town Manager David Torgler said. The valuation of permits issued in Hayden has dropped from a high of more than $13 million in 2007 to about $1.3 million in 2010.
Kelly Conway has joined Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties as a full-time sales associate based out of its Steamboat Springs office.
April is National Autism Awareness Month. In the six years that the Yampa Valley Autism Program has been providing support services to families affected by this disorder, we have seen the rate of autism spike.
Routt County real estate transactions for March 24 to 31, 2011
Saturday, April 2
I like mud. I like the vision of a defensive lineman covered in the stuff, arms stretched as far as he can reach the moment before he collapses on an opposing quarterback. I like the vision of a powerful bronco dancing in an arena full of the stuff as it tries to unseat a tough-as-nails cowboy.
Ski Corp. also planning permanent stage
Big plans are brewing for this summer’s phase of the multiyear, $20 million redevelopment project at the base of Steamboat Ski Area. The taxpaying public is on the brink of seeing the most visible and talked-about payoffs of the base area redevelopment.
Results also show health care, schools as top economic development strengths
Initial results from a Routt County economic development survey show strong support for local schools and health care facilities, indicating that quality of life remains a primary driver of regional business growth. The survey remains open online.
The 97th annual Routt County Fair is more than four months away, but some local youths already are busy preparing. For many Routt County 4-H members, that means buying a baby animal that they will then tend to in the months leading up to the fair.
The Steamboat Springs High School baseball team dropped two games Saturday in Delta, falling 5-1 and 11-6.
Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club snowboarder Taylor Gold won a silver medal Saturday in the halfpipe at the 2011 FIS Junior World Snowboard Championships in Valmalenco, Italy.
The Steamboat Springs High School girls tennis team bounced back Saturday. After losing for the first time this season Friday to Fossil Ridge, the Sailors wrapped up a weekend of home matches by beating Poudre High School, winning five of seven matches.
The most active period of rockslides in memory along a stretch of U.S. Highway 40 between Steamboat Springs and Hayden calls for swift, decisive action from the Colorado Department of Transportation. CDOT crews have been performing rock-scaling work in the area for the past several weeks, and officials with the state’s transportation department have vowed more work in the wake of the series of recent rockslides. That may not be enough.
Information to help group create programming
A Routt County parent survey conducted by Grand Futures Prevention Coalition will help it create new programming to promote alternatives to youth substance abuse. The survey was completed by 235 parents whose children attend Steamboat, Hayden or South Routt schools.
A few months ago, I came across an online comment about Steamboat Ski Area. One commenter talked about Christmas Tree Bowl, how wonderful it was and how much he wished he were there at that moment. I’d never skied Christmas Tree Bowl. So, on Tuesday with a friend, we skied Christmas Tree Bowl on Tuesday, and it was awesome.
Four wildfires from El Paso County to Larimer County broke out as temperatures soared to 82 degrees at Denver International Airport on Saturday, beating the record by 6 degrees, officials said.
The Cody’s Challenge randonee race at Steamboat Ski Area is a ski patrollers party. The annual event, in its third year, is in memory of a former patroller in Steamboat Springs, Cody St. John, and his co-workers dominate the grueling race that incorporates long stretches of climbing and sharp descents down Steamboat’s steepest runs.
The Town of Hayden, in accordance with National Flood Insurance Program regulation 65.7(b)(1), hereby gives notice of the Town's intent to revise the Dry Creek floodway located directly south of US Highway 40.
ROUTT COUNTY REPORT OF ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FOR JUNE 2010 AMERICAN CIVIL CONSTRUCTORS INC 247,817.00;AMERICAN FAMILY LIFE 279.56;ABA REFRIGERATION 85.00;ALSCO/AMERICAN LINEN 502.53;ARTESIAN BOTTLED WATER CO 182.00;ADVOCATES AGAINST BATTERING & ABUSE 35.00;ASPEN GROVE PLUMBING & HEATING 153.72;APCO INSTITUTE 147.66;AXIS STEEL 299.40;AMERICAN BAR ASSOC
1.Project: Howelsen Hill Lighting Project Applicant: The City of Steamboat Springs
DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION NOTICE OF FINAL DECISION FIRST ADDITION TO STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, BLOCK 9 LOTS 8, 10 & 11 #FP-11-05 Let it be known to all interested parties that a request for the development application described below has been filed in the office of the Steamboat Springs Department of Planning & Community Development:
1.Project: Text Amendment to CDC - Complete Streets #TXT-11-05 Applicant: City of Steamboat Springs, P.O. Box 775088, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477 (970) 879-2060 Type of Application: Official Text Amendment to Community Development Code General Description: Revisions to CDC to include Complete Streets Project Planner: Janet Hruby, City Engineer 970-871-8245 or 970-879-2060; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-042 Original Grantor(s): Edward Havel and Erin Havel Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., acting solely as nominee for Sky Investments, Inc. D/B/A North Star Lending
Notice is hereby given that work for the OWNER of the Oak Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Project, is essentially complete. Notice is given to all Creditors of Duckels Construction that FINAL PAYMENT will be made on, or after, April 30, 2011. Creditors requesting payment for work, materials, or other provided services which relate to the construction project, must file notice with the OWNER on, or before, Friday, April 22, 2011, at 5:00 p.m.
The following matter is being reviewed by the Routt County Planning Department. The Planning Director will make a decision regarding this matter on 04/12/2011. ACTIVITY #: PP2011-010 PETITIONER: BUCKING RAINBOW RIVER LLC PETITION: Administrative Renewal of Bucking Rainbow Outfitters Conditional Use Permit for Guided Rafting Trips on the Elk River LOCATION/LEGAL: 5 miles east of CR129 on CR64
Invitation for Bid (IFB) #214 Road & Bridge Striping Project 2011 Routt County, Colorado The Routt County Board of Commissioners is accepting proposals for the 2011 Striping Project.
COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-045 Original Grantor(s): Christopher F. Eldridge and Daniel Abrahams Original Beneficiary(ies): BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.
The Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District requests comments on the scoping letter for Rangeland Management in the Stewardship Analysis Area. The analysis area includes 12,802 acres in one sheep and cattle allotment in Routt County, Colorado. The analysis area is located north of Hayden and includes the following townships and ranges: T10N; R87W. The purpose of this document is to determine whether or not to continue to authorize livestock grazing on the Stewardship allotment, and if so, under what conditions. The document includes three alternatives: a no action (no grazing) alternative, continue current management alternative, and the proposed action, which would modify livestock grazing management by using adaptive management to reach resource goals and objectives.
1. PETITIONER: SWEETWOOD RANCH (Tabled from 2/17/11) ACTIVITY #: PP2011-003 PETITION: Special Use Permit for a Guest Ranch LEGAL/ LOCATION: 44285 RCR 129, 5 miles north of Steamboat Springs
Sailors team now prepares for biggest week of season
The inevitable happened the past two days with the Steamboat Springs boys lacrosse team. Steamboat again defeated Mountain Conference opponents, beating Grand Junction, 11-4, on Friday and Fruita-Monument, 11-3, on Saturday.
Sailors beat Delta, 6-0, improving to 5-0-1
Steamboat Springs High School freshman Tatum Sear just has that sense that she belongs. Sear scored three goals in Saturday's 6-0 win against Delta at Steamboat. The Sailors now are 5-0-1 overall and 3-0 in the Western Slope League.
Routt Powder Riders takes group on annual snowmobile ride
Clients and their counselors from Horizons Specialized Services were taken on a 20-mile snowmobile ride Saturday morning courtesy of Routt Powder Riders, with sleds and guides provided by Steamboat Snowmobile Tours. It was the 14th year the snowmobiling club has organized the ride for Horizons clients and counselors.
Weekend events in Routt County this weekend includes a free concert with Los Lonely Boys at 3 p.m. today in Gondola Square. Also check out Neon Brown at 9 p.m. today at Sweetwater Grill and Highwater at 9:30 p.m. today at The Tugboat Grill & Pub.
1-time, $90K payment in February 2010 again skews city figures
A one-time, $90,000 sales-tax payment credited to the February 2010 books has resulted in a misleading picture of Steamboat Springs business in February 2011. According to a preliminary February sales tax report issued by the city Thursday, sales tax collections dropped nearly 1.5 percent in February compared with February 2010.
The Record for March 31
The Steamboat Springs High School girls tennis team hit its first bump in the road Friday afternoon, dropping five of seven matches to Fossil Ridge after what has been a torrid start to the season. Steamboat returns to the court at 10:30 a.m. at home today against Poudre Valley.
The county reports that Routt County Road 129 is closed to commercial and through traffic, effective immediately, from Columbine to the Three Forks Ranch, about 10.2 miles. The closure is because of spring thaw and impassable road conditions.
Routt County school lunch menus for April 4 to 8
Several events are planned leading up to April 10, Closing Day
End-of-season celebrations are under way at Steamboat Ski Area today with the Los Lonely Boys performing at 3 p.m. in Gondola Square. The concert will usher in the last eight days of skiing at the ski area, which has reported receiving 415 inches of snow since October.
Sharon Mensing to replace school founder Nancy Spillane
Sharon Mensing hasn’t always been an educator. Mensing, who will become head of school at the Lowell Whiteman Primary School on July 1, replacing school founder Nancy Spillane, didn’t discover her love for the classroom until after a career in business.
COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-041 Original Grantor(s): Frank G. McCarthy Original Beneficiary(ies): National Bank of Kansas City
After a five-year professional football career after college, Keith Miller discovered he had a powerful bass-baritone voice. Miller is now a presence on the New York Metropolitan Opera stage and is returning to Colorado for a 15-day tour with a show Sunday in Steamboat.
Urbane kicked off the third Skate Deck Art Show with a First Friday Artwalk reception Friday night and works will be on display through April. The Skate Deck Art Show features about 25 entries this year, coming from a variety of local artists.
Friday, April 1
Conventional wisdom says that at some point, the Mountain Conference will eventually catch up to the Steamboat Springs High School lacrosse team. Friday wasn’t that day. The Sailors ran away with an 11-4 win against the Tigers.
Harbert Lumber in Steamboat Springs is slated to reopen Monday as a ProBuild, store General Manager Rod Wille confirmed today. Wille said the change in ownership to Denver-based ProBuild would result in "business as normal."
Spring without a freeze could cut down on bear-human problems
With temperatures expected to reach 60 degrees in Steamboat Springs on Saturday, spring is starting to show, and bears are waking up from winter hibernation to smell it. There already have been several sightings of hungry bears in the area, including one bear photographed March 21 while crossing Steamboat Boulevard.
Local painter spearheads fundraising effort for First Friday Artwalk
Local artist Phil Wright’s idea to use his art to help support the Japanese Red Cross has gained momentum with other members of the Artists’ Gallery of Steamboat who have contributed pieces to a drawing and sale during First Friday Artwalk.
MTHDS, or Music That Heightens Different Senses, fuses rock with hip-hop beats. The Denver-based band plays at 9 p.m. today at Ghost Ranch Saloon. Read the rest of Routt County's events in the calendar.
Robby Zehner said it’s like riding a bike, though not even Lance Armstrong can always hop in the saddle after a long break and win a race. Zehner won the NASTAR Race of Champions for the fourth time in a row and the fifth time in six years.
Skiers and riders may have to make do with a 400-inch winter because it’s increasingly unlikely that Mother Nature will allow the 489-inch record of three seasons ago to fall.
Recent discussions at the city level about restrictions and possibly bans on medical marijuana newspaper advertising are, as we recently said in an editorial, off target. The newspaper would oppose any such restrictions on the grounds that they would violate the state Constitution and the First Amendment.
Although Steamboat opened eyes across the league March 26 with two come-from-behind wins against Glenwood Springs, the team has a better opportunity Saturday to legitimize its standing as a player in the conference.
The growing Ignite Steamboat group is presenting its most acclaimed guests yet at a free event next week. The local networking group for entrepreneurs, business strategists and tech professionals meets at 6 p.m. Thursday at Steamboat Smokehouse.
Account of a huge 1910 wildfire uses real stories and accounts
Timothy Egan’s “The Big Burn” is a charged and poignant narrative history of the radical sea change in environmental politics that happened during Theodore Roosevelt’s administration, and the fire that changed everything again just a year after he left office.
The Hayden junior high wrestling team will cap a strong season by sending 11 wrestlers to the state tournament in Denver this weekend.
The Sailors have outscored conference opponents, 71-10, this season and have won 26 straight games against conference opponents.
Fresh off the program’s first win at the Western Slope Open, Steamboat preps for a pair of home matches.
Steamboat will get a look at several of the top distance running schools in the state.
First Friday Artwalk listings in Steamboat