News for Thursday, August 4, 2011



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Routt County events calendar for Aug. 5 to 11

Fat Man and Little Boy: The Atomic Duo, are an acoustic pair from Austin with a gritty and lyrical approach to modern-day protest folk music. The boys aren’t afraid to delve into politics, the recession and the gloomy scape of the American dream. They play a free show at 10 p.m. Saturday at The Boathouse Pub.

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Kaeshammer returns to Strings in Steamboat

Boogie-woogie pianist, singer brings a backing big band

Last year, boogie-woogie pianist and jazz singer Michael Kaeshammer spent half the year on the road. The highlight, he said, was playing Strings Music Festival in Steamboat Springs.

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Steamboat surfboard maker puts boards on display during Artwalk

Hundreds of miles from an ocean and in the midst of Steamboat Springs winters, Paul Hobson spends his evenings grinding and sanding away at his line of custom-built wooden surfboards, imagining the waves underneath them when they finally see salt water.

Aspen, other towns take on grocery bag fees

City councils consider charging for each plastic and paper bag used by consumers

The governments of Aspen, Basalt and Carbondale intend to take a coordinated approach on implementing a fee on disposable grocery bags, officials said Wednesday.

Silverthorne man indicted for wife’s murder

A grand jury Wednesday indicted Silverthorne photographer Dale Bruner for the brutal murder of his wife Stephanie Roller Bruner last November.

District Attorney's Office denies Steamboat man’s request

Huber denied reduced sentencing

A request for a reduced jail sentence for Adam Huber was denied by the Routt County District Attorney’s Office this week.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Routt County Fair is 97 years young

Entering its 97th year, the Routt County Fair is an event so rich with heritage and local lore that we like to say, “You can’t call yourself a local until you’ve experienced the Routt County Fair.” The Routt County Fair Advisory Board cordially invites all locals, neighbors and visitors to one of Routt County’s longest running traditions, which this year runs from Aug. 18 to 21 at the fairgrounds in Hayden.

Stepping out in Routt: Butcherknife Trail

This route makes a great lunch loop from downtown and away from the bustle of Lincoln Avenue. Skirting along Butcherknife Creek from Stehley Park to the Strawberry Park schools, the trail passes through woods and rocky outcroppings and to a meadow at the school athletic fields.

The Record for Aug. 3

The Record for Aug. 3

Steamboat briefs: Lama Karma Namgyel to perform ceremonies

As a precursor to the Sept. 30 visit of Holiness Ngawang Tenzin Rinpoche, the Venerable Lama Karma Namgyel will visit Steamboat Springs this weekend to bless the valley for Rinpoche’s visit.

Weekend's occupancy forecast in Steamboat down from last year

A sterling weather forecast and events like the Steamboat Wine Festival and Ride 4 Yellow highlight the coming weekend in Steamboat Springs, but local lodging properties and businesses should expect fewer overnight visitors than the corresponding weekend from last year.

Steamboat Springs Running Series returns to Mount Werner

The Steamboat Springs Running Series returns Saturday with what’s long been one of its most popular races.

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Sporting clay shoot fundraiser to aid Olympic hopes

The Colorado Gold Medal Initiative and the Rocky Mountain Division of the United States Ski and Snowboard Association are putting on a sporting clay shoot starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Three Quarter Circles ranch west of Steamboat.

Steamboat youth lacrosse Week 6 results

Results for Steamboat youth lacrosse for Week 6.

Steamboat Winter Sports Club team registers top finishes in New Zealand

In anticipation of the biggest summer competition of the year, a handful of Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club snowboarders fine-tuned their skills at the Electric Quarter Pipe Battle in Snow Park, New Zealand.

Steamboat Legion team wraps up season

The Steamboat Springs American Legion Post 44 baseball team went 1-2 at the state legion baseball tournament, placing fifth out of eight teams.

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2 Steamboat golfers net aces

Charlotte Fleming knows nothing about the game of golf, but if her mom has anything to say about it she will spend plenty of time on the course. Charlotte has not made her first trip to Las Vegas, but she has been a regular at the Steamboat Golf Club, and her presence has been lucky for her mom, who netted her first hole-in-one Monday on the No. 3 hole at the course.

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Jimmy Westlake: Moons, asteroids and comets

Moons, asteroids and comets may be the little guys in our solar system, but they’ve been making some big news lately. By the latest reckoning, there are 13 planets and dwarf planets in our solar system and between them they own 171 moons.

The Record for Aug. 2

12:46 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a couple arguing in Steamboat.

Steamboat briefs: Registration for city youth flag, tackle football to close

Registration for the city of Steamboat Springs’ 2011 youth flag and tackle football program closes at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

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Young actors to unveil production in Steamboat

“Hèrcule’s Labours of Love,” is one of six pieces making its world premiere during today's and Friday’s Youth Festival, which culminates the month-long Youth Artist Intensive for eighth- through 10th-graders.

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Sheriff investigates fight at Routt County Jail

Adam Huber, the man serving a six-month sentence for stabbing a 14-year-old boy in the hand at Bud Werner Memorial Library in April, was involved in an altercation Saturday with the boy’s older brother, William Ellifritz, who has pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary and second-degree theft related to six burglaries at downtown businesses May 4.

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Buffalo Pass open to summit, but not for long

For people who have been waiting for the unrelenting snow banks to allow the Buffalo Pass road to open up access to the Continental Divide north of Steamboat, it’s time to make plans. Forest Road 60 is open to Summit Lake, but it’s likely to close down again.

Steamboat City Council passes 1st reading of goat ordinance

City Council President Cari Hermacinski couldn’t quite control her giggling, and Councilman Walter Magill wouldn’t be goaded into voting “yes,” but the council passed the first reading of a new goat ordinance Tuesday night that would allow more city residents to keep domestic goats in their backyards.