News for Thursday, December 22, 2011



Routt County Christmas services

Routt County Christmas services

Jack Weinstein: Irish pub opens Friday

Steamboat’s newest bar will open Friday. McKnights Irish Pub & Loft is scheduled to open at 5:30 p.m., co-owner Kerry Shea said.

Steamboat briefs: Steamboat Pilot & Today will close at 3 p.m. Friday

The Steamboat Pilot & Today will close its office at 3 p.m. Friday in observance of the Christmas holiday. The office also will be closed Monday and will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

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Moose prowl streets of Steamboat Springs

A moose and her two calves appear to have found a good source of mineral nutrients while wandering the residential streets of Steamboat Springs.

Eugene Buchanan: Tebowing for snow

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Puh-lease. This might hold true for the Routt County Courthouse lawn, the lights hanging over Lincoln Avenue and the bell-clangers outside City Market, but not in the most traditional sense of having a very white Christmas.

Summit County residents mixed on possible Olympics bid

Former Breckenridge Mayor Ernie Blake will join public and private sector leaders from across the state on the newly formed Olympic exploratory committee, which will decide whether Denver should bid to host the 2022 Olympic games.

Holiday bookings are strong in Vail Valley

Local lodges are gearing up for a busy holiday season, but there still are some rooms available.

Post office, banks in Steamboat to be closed on Monday

There’s still time to make it to the bank and post office before Christmas, but time quickly is running out.

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Routt County events calendar for Dec. 23 to 29

Steamboat’s acoustic bluegrass quartet Old Town Pickers will play two nights at The Tugboat Grill & Pub. The band takes the stage at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

Be prepared for emergencies during holiday season

The Routt County Office of Emergency Management can offer a wealth of knowledge to help people be safe and prepared during the holiday season and throughout the winter.

Steamboat Ski Area could open Morningside Park on Saturday

With seven inches of fresh snow, Steamboat Ski Area officials announced Thursday plans to open Morningside Park this weekend.

Yampa Valley snowstorm brings mixed reviews

The wind and snow event that roared through the Yampa Valley early Thursday morning didn’t do much to help people who enjoy playing in the snow outside the boundaries of the ski area.

The Record for Dec. 21

12:30 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a male and female arguing at the Sunray Meadows bus stop. They were gone when officers arrived.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Making dreams come true

Everyone is busy making plans for the holiday season, and this time of year can be hectic to say the least. So once it calms down, think about next year.

Nicole Inglis: Entertainment memories of 2011

Off the mountain, the past year's live-music culture flourished late into summer and is coming to life again as the winter season picks up.

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World Citizens brings hip-hop to Steamboat on Friday

Projecting himself through his distinctively deep voice, Jeff Price will perform as an MC with World Citizens at a special free hip-hop show Friday night at Sweetwater Grill.

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Inaugural Stars at Night fundraiser to benefit Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Foundation

The Stars at Night fundraiser Thursday will feature a celebrity fashion show, live auction, music, a Champagne toast and dancing.

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Steamboat skiers just short as Selections wraps up

High winds blew away Thursday’s planned dual moguls competition, which was to wrap up the U.S. Freestyle Team selections event. That did little to disappoint the athletes, who again were at their best in a shorter single moguls event.

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Steamboat graduate Hostetter wins slalom race

Mary Rachel Hostetter has finally found her comfort zone. The 2009 Steamboat Springs High School graduate wrapped up a brilliant week of slalom skiing Thursday by picking up a win at Howelsen Hill.

Lifts now running at Steamboat Ski Area after windy morning

Lifts now are running at Steamboat Ski Area after high winds forced the resort's closure Thursday morning. The ski area picked up 7 inches of snow in the past 24 hours.