News for Thursday, December 1, 2011

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Hayden girls beat Cedaredge, 56-37, at tournament

There are good ways to open the season and there are great ways, and Thursday night the Hayden High School girls basketball team and senior post Erin Koehler definitely went right through good and all the way to great.

Hayden passes 1st reading of utility rate increase

The Hayden Town Council voted, 4-1, on Thursday night to approve the first reading of an ordinance that next year would raise monthly water rates in Hayden by 71 percent and sewer rates by 29 percent.

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Soroco boys drain it from deep to roll over North Park

Soroco sophomore Matthew Regan burst onto the scene with a red-hot, 3-point shot and helped his team to a booming 70-45 win against North Park.

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Soroco girls basketball overcomes for win

With turnovers, poor shooting and clunky execution, it looked like what it was: the first game of the season. The Soroco High School girls basketball team overcame all that Thursday night and opened the season, 1-0, knocking off North Park in Oak Creek, 33-23.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Multiple forest uses can create conflict

Colorado’s economy depends on elk hunting and agriculture to play large roles, and throughout the years, the two juggernauts have co-existed on Routt National Forest.

Part of Backcountry Ball proceeds to benefit injured local man

In addition to raising money to preserve quiet, nonmotorized areas for quality backcountry skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing, a portion of the proceeds from this weekend’s 13th annual Backcountry Ball will support Jim Linville.

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Philosophy gives way to art for Quang Ho in Steamboat retrospective

Denver-based painter will be featured at the Steamboat Art Museum starting Friday

When Quang Ho was 11 years old, he couldn’t do his homework. So instead, he drew. With art, he didn’t have to battle the language barrier that came with immigrating to the United States from Vietnam just days before the fall of Saigon in 1975.

The Record for Nov. 30

9:25 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a two-car, noninjury accident at Steamboat Springs High School.

Steamboat briefs: Routt County Habitat project done for winter

Routt County Habitat for Humanity finished the foundation at its two-duplex unit at 2750 Honeysuckle Lane and closed it up for the winter.

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Routt County events calendar for Dec. 2 to 8

The Holden Young Trio has taken off in a new funky electro direction with the addition of synthesizers. They play The Tugboat Grill & Pub at 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Steamboat lodgings anticipate bookings picking up for weekend

Steamboat innkeepers are hoping for a late surge in bookings similar to the one they experienced last week as they head into the second Saturday of the ski season.

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Brooklyn artist Shaun Acton has 1st show in Steamboat

Abstract artist Shaun Acton wanders into the concepts of time, space and metaphysics with an attentive curiosity and a good-natured humor, layering his creations with mystery and acceptance.

BLM to hold discussion about Emerald Mountain rules

A leash law is one of numerous rules that have gone into effect for land on Emerald Mountain overseen by the Bureau of Land Management. That rule and others will be explained during a public meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library in Steamboat Springs.

Hayden Christmas Tree Festival is Sunday

Members of Friends of the Hayden Christmas Tree Festival are busy making the final preparations for the upcoming auction that last year netted $4,500 for 25 local nonprofit groups. The group hopes the auction brings in more than last year’s total.

Mainstreet Steamboat a semifinalist for national award

Mainstreet Steamboat Spr­­ings is a semifinalist for the 2012 Great American Main Street Awards, the National Trust for Historic Preservation announced Thursday. The group is among 10 semifinalists for the award.

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Steamboat Symphony Orchestra presents annual holiday concerts

The Steamboat Symphony Orchestra will perform Williams’ “The Lark Ascending” this weekend at its two holiday concerts, which are family-friendly events. The concerts are at 7 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday.

Steamboat Springs sales tax collections are up, again

A preliminary report from the city shows an increase of 2 percent over October 2010. After budgeting for a 10 percent sales tax revenue decrease in 2011, the city is now up 3.95 percent from 2010 collection.

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Powerful gusts cause damage around Steamboat, shut down ski area

The Steamboat Ski Area resumed operations at 8:30 a.m. Friday, one day after winds clocked at 123 mph shut down the lifts and caused damage across the city.