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
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
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
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.