News for Saturday, December 17, 2011




Hayden wrestling leaves West Grand with pile of wins

The Hayden High School wrestling team picked up a pile of top finishes Saturday at a tournament in West Grand.

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Soroco girls basketball falls short in 41-38 loss

As disappointed as the Soroco girls team was when a potentially tying 3-point shot glanced off the rim in the closing seconds of Saturday’s 41-38 home loss to Gilpin County, coach David Bruner couldn’t be overly disappointed.

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Soroco boys hoops hangs on for overtime win

It was a day of discovery for the Soroco High School boys basketball team Saturday as it outlasted Gilpin County, 78-70, in overtime. The Rams realized that they can play defense and shoot well enough to rack up a 20-point lead on a quality opponent.

Steamboat wrestling shows well in West Grand

Just a week after placing three wrestlers at the highly competitive Wheat Ridge meet, Steamboat saw seven wrestlers place Saturday in West Grand.

Steamboat briefs: Volunteers needed for dog sled race in Stagecoach

Stagecoach State Park hosts a dog sled race, sponsored by the Stagecoach Property Owner’s Association and the Colorado Mountain Mushers, on Jan. 7 and 8.

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Council aims to strengthen relationship with rural schools

Hoping to strengthen the support they receive from the Colorado Department of Education, a group of educators from rural public school districts across the state met Thursday in Denver for the first time as a newly formed Rural Education Council.

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Steamboat Springs Airport construction on schedule

New fixed-base operator facility to better serve pilots in Steamboat

Local pilot and former Steamboat Springs Airport Commission Chairman Mike Forney said the new fixed-base operator facility that the city expects to complete in March will better serve an already significant economic driver for the community.

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Tom Ross: Send yourself a postmark

Trip to post office was something to look forward to

We have arrived at the happ, happ, happiest time of the year. Our days are supposed to be merry and bright, but I find myself missing my post office box.

The Record for Dec. 16

The Record for Dec. 16

The Jail Report for Dec. 10 to 16

The Jail Report for Dec. 10 to 16

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Regis Jesuit skates past Steamboat hockey to 5-1 win

The gap between the Steamboat Springs hockey team and the elite of the state has been defined. Saturday’s 5-1 loss to Regis Jesuit showed just how far Steamboat has to go to compete with the best.

Steamboat's Schaffrick 4th at Dew Tour

A week after finishing second at the Grand Prix, Steamboat’s Maddy Schaffrick followed it up Saturday with a fourth-place finish at the Winter Dew Tour in Breckenridge.

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Steamboat Winter Sports Club ski cross coaches bring racing experience

The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club has two new coaches leading the ski cross program, and snowboarding director Jon Casson thinks they'll be a perfect fit.

Joel Reichenberger: Best part of Tebow mania

I was a Denver Broncos fan pre-Tim Tebow, but my favorite part of the Tebow mania that’s swept the nation isn’t what it has done for Denver’s record. It’s not even that Tebow got mentioned in a Rick Perry debate speech.

Georgia McWhorter: Lack in coverage

My goodness, you certainly gave a comprehensive report on the Steamboat Springs Shoot-Out basketball tournament on Dec. 9 and 10. No schedules printed, no blips about who won — except for Steamboat Springs High School.

Skidge Moon: The rogue gang

Kudos to Mike and friends for their horse adventure (“Ride spurs nostalgia,” Dec. 13 Steamboat Today). Everyone that I’ve spoken with has been full of laughter, something much needed during our time of high unemployment, foreclosures and many businesses struggling to survive.

Our View: County better served by new house district

Partisan politics may have led to the recently approved redistricting maps of Colorado’s house districts, but the end result is a new district that better fits Routt County interests.

Steamboat girls basketball drops final game at Wyoming tourney

The Steamboat girls basketball team couldn’t overcome slow starts in both halves Saturday, falling 57-26 to Cheyenne Central.

Steamboat boys basketball loses 5th in a row

Steamboat (3-6) lost its third straight game of the Flaming Gorge Classic tournament and fifth in a row Saturday, falling in its final game before the New Year, 52-32, to Evanston.

John F. Russell: Coke or Pepsi?

Truth is, there isn’t really a right answer. But the question that should be on everyone’s mind is who is more popular, Hall of Famer John Elway or newcomer Tim Tebow?

On the Market: Trailhead Lodge lands 2 contracts at Wildhorse in Steamboat

Kerry Shea, broker/owner of Wildhorse Meadows real estate and representing sales of Trailhead Lodge, reported this week that a pair of three-bedroom luxury condominiums is under contract.

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Edgemont begins pre-sales for new Steamboat townhomes

The Atira Group will launch the sales effort for the second phase of its luxury project adjacent to the Steamboat Ski Area slopes with the intent of beginning construction on four $2 million-plus townhomes in 2012.

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Hahn's Peak Roadhouse brings new energy to North Routt

The North Routt community received a fresh jolt of enthusiasm this weekend with the opening of Hahn’s Peak Roadhouse, owned by Carroll and Darren Zamzow, formerly of Steamboat Springs.

Hayden boys basketball team set for big matchup

The Hayden High School boys basketball team beat North Park, 59-41, on Friday night to even its record at 2-2. But today is when the Tigers will find out what they’re made of.

Hayden girls basketball rolls in Walden on Friday

The Hayden High School girls basketball team set the stage Friday for a huge early-season showdown at 4 p.m. today against Little Snake River High School out of Baggs, Wyo. The Tigers downed North Park, 65-26, to ensure both squads would enter the game undefeated.