News for Monday, December 12, 2011

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Mary Walker: Helping 1 girl at a time

Whenever I get home from my trips to Kenya, one of the toughest things I encounter is trying to keep on top of news from Kenya.

Steamboat briefs: Community Holiday Party is Tuesday at Howelsen Hill

The 34th annual free Community Holiday Party is from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Howelsen Hill.

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Jimmy Westlake: Look out for Geminid meteor shower

Shower appears to be getting stronger, better each year

The annual Geminid meteor shower peaks this week, but it will be competing against the bright December moonlight. You can see some Geminid meteors several days before the shower actually peaks Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning, and for several days thereafter.

The Record for Dec. 11

12:02 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a theft in the 2200 block of Après Ski Way. Police said an unknown number of items was reported stolen from a vehicle.

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Forest Service warns that voluntary trail closures might not be enough to protect big game

As development and recreation creeps farther into traditional big-game wildlife habitat, Forest Service officials worry that more mandatory closures might be necessary to protect animals like elk and deer.

Soroco boys basketball bests Moffat junior varsity

The Soroco High School boys basketball team will only get three games in before the long winter break, and they won the second of those Monday night, beat the Moffat County High School junior varsity squad, 78-57.

Man airlifted to Denver after downtown Steamboat fight

Police say the injured man is expected to be OK. A 21-year-old Steamboat Springs man was arrested on suspicion of assault. Officers are continuing to investigate.

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Changes in store for Routt County

The Colorado Supreme Court approved Monday Democratic-drawn maps of new state legislative districts. Routt and Eagle counties will make up the new House District 26.

Ride through Steamboat a nostalgic 1 for some

Michael Joseph Miller’s trot to the railroad tracks where Steamboat Springs Police Department officers said he was subdued by a Taser at 10:30 p.m. Sunday and then arrested began more than 10 hours earlier atop Emerald Mountain.