Monday, February 28
The U.S. Nordic Combined squad was denied its ambitions for a World Championship medal in a team relay event in Oslo, Norway, on Monday after giving its competitors too great a head start in the cross-country ski race. The Americans placed no higher than fifth in the ski jumping and started the race 1:08 behind the leaders.
Erin Oliver always wanted to ice fish. On Sunday at Stagecoach Reservoir, she got her chance. Oliver, visiting her mother, Lura Gerhart, of Steamboat Springs, from Denver, attended the Cure Your Cabin Fever day at Stagecoach Lake State Park. Park employees provided free hot chocolate and granola bars. Children rode sleds down the boat ramp. The new reservoir trail loop was groomed for skiing or snowshoeing, rentals of which were free.
¿Quiere practicar su español? Integrated Community seeks several volunteers to help staff the front desk.
County Agenda for Feb. 28 and March 1
The Record for Feb. 26
Baseball breeds eternal optimism. That’s what makes baseball season the most wonderful time of the year. In Steamboat Springs, baseball usually is relegated to gymnasiums and middle-of-the-pack finishes. Here’s saying for the first time in a long time, the Steamboat Springs High School baseball team will make an appearance in the state playoffs.
Planting asparagus is probably one of the best investments a vegetable gardener can make. Because it takes a couple of years before it can be harvested, it starts out as a crop for the patient gardener, but after that, it is ideal for the impatient gardener as it pops out of the ground almost overnight, sweet and tender and ready for dinner.
Jon Roberts spending time out of hospital, walking with a cane during recovery
Steamboat Springs City Manager Jon Roberts is walking with a cane and spending one day a week at a second home near Colorado Springs as his recovery continues to rapidly progress after a Jan. 2 skiing accident.
Sarah Braat is passionate about healing. As a massage therapist and qigong instructor at Yampa Valley Integrated Health, Braat is able to use her training to help her clients heal in Yampa Valley Medical Center’s clinic that aims to treat the whole person.
Lowell Whiteman School preparing for annual international travel program
The Lowell Whiteman School’s foreign travel program has evolved since its first trip in 1958. The program is now a nearly monthlong experience that requires students to participate in community service projects, become immersed in another culture and undertake some type of physical adventure.
When Lu Etta Loeber’s grandson Henry was diagnosed with severe autism 12 years ago, her initial shock ebbed into fear, worry and denial. Today, Loeber is a strong advocate for her grandson and other families of people with autism and, with time, patience and dedication, she has forged a bond with Henry that, though not typical, is no less special.
Regional tournament details began to firm up late Saturday and Sunday, as the hurdles the Hayden boys and girls basketball teams will have to overcome in pursuit of the state tournament became more evident.
Winter Sports Club Free Ski member has impressive finishes
On a snowy Friday in Killington, Vt., Penn Lukens just went bigger than everyone else. The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Free Ski Team member used two impressive finishes Friday to wrap up the skiing NorAm Grand Prix halfpipe championship. He won the first competition and was second in the second competition.
Sunday, February 27
Team event set for today in Norway
All five competing United States skiers finished in the top 30 at the Nordic combined World Championships in Oslo, Norway. Demong finished seventh, logging the fastest skiing time of the competition and moving up 22 spots.
Planned west Steamboat subdivision offered for $3.8 million
Overlook Park, a proposed 139-lot residential subdivision on Steamboat Springs’ far west side, has emerged from foreclosure and resumed the city planning process. The 70-acre parcel is on the market for $3.8 million.
The critical importance to our economy of Steamboat Springs’ ski season jet service underscores the need for a quick solution to the impending funding crisis for the flight program. The winter air service program works like this: Our resort community negotiates minimum revenue guarantees to commercial airlines, who in turn bring ski-season flights to Yampa Valley Regional Airport in Hayden.
1:10 a.m. During a traffic stop at U.S. Highway 40 and Riverside Drive, Steamboat Springs Police Department officers arrested a 30-year-old Steamboat Springs man on suspicion of fugitive of justice, driving under suspension, expired plates, operating a motor vehicle without insurance and defective tail lamp.
There is a certain amount of optimism that spring breathes. Weather changes, snow melts, and, of course, it’s the start of baseball season. To some, including new Steamboat Springs High School baseball coach Kellen Baker, it’s the best time of year.
The sun had slid away, the cold had set in, and, underneath a snowstorm that was oh-so-slowly beginning to unload, the first Steamboat Park Challenge had come and gone from Howelsen Hill in Steamboat Springs. The competitors didn’t leave, however. As soon as the last competing snowboarder flew on his last scored ride Thursday, a stream of riders and skiers started to hike right back up to the launching point.
Saturday’s thrilling Class 2A district championship basketball games helped make last weekend’s state championship wrestling tournament seem like it took place a month ago, but one thing has stuck with me. Despite capping the season with a second-consecutive state championship, Hayden senior Treyben Letlow didn’t get the respect he deserved on the floor of the Pepsi Center.
The following is a list of people booked into the Routt County Jail on suspicion of the listed charges. The arresting agency is listed in parentheses.
The National Brotherhood of Skiers is hosting its annual summit in Steamboat Springs this week, with about 1,000 participants. Officials estimate that summit attendees will contribute $500,000 to the local economy through retail purchases, ski rentals and entertainment.
Census data show more lights off more often
Local housing units and vacancies are heating up while lodging community “pillows” are cooling off, indicating real estate trends that could be troubling for Steamboat Springs’ resort industry. Local economic prognosticators said 2010 census data also could indicate increasing affluence among part-time residents across Routt County.
Proposed reductions could affect other educational programs
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s proposed budget cuts wouldn’t affect only K-12 education in Routt County. Other educational programs expect to take a hit in their state funding including the Northwest Colorado Board of Cooperative Educational Services.
Happy birthday wishes to Dylan Richardson, Shirley Gossert, Mike Bunn, Suzie Copeland, Ashly Shipman, Blake Copeland, Theresa Silvers, Cody Sweetser, Tyler Delay and Kraig Copeland.
We had a really nice Valentine’s Day party. We just had food for us down there and we had our Olympics there in the hallway.
An analysis released by Colorado Group Realty this week shows that the average price per square foot of single-family homes at the ski mountain during the second half of 2010 was $279, down $29 from the second half of 2009.
Routt County real estate transactions for Feb. 18 to 24, 2011
Could a modest uptick in sales of building lots signal a modest resurgence in construction in Steamboat Springs? Colorado Group Realty colleagues Jon Wade and Chris Paoli see positive signs. Jim Cook isn’t so sure.
Saturday, February 26
It wasn’t the kind of game either team hopes to put forward in the next two weeks, but Paonia found just a little more to be happy about Saturday, outlasting the Hayden High School girls basketball team, 34-33, in Hayden to win the district championship.
The Hayden boys basketball team celebrated its second consecutive district championship on Saturday, winning, 58-56, against Paonia. The win has the Tigers at a No. 1 seed going into regionals.
Project: Medical Marijuana Discussion Applicant: City of Steamboat Springs, P.O. Box 775088, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477 General Description: CDC Amendment creating new use regulations and definitions for medical marijuana businesses.
GROSS COMPENSATION PAID DURING 2010 TO ROUTT COUNTY EMPLOYEES *Employees indicated receive additional compensation in the form of fringe benefits paid by Routt County. The County average for such benefits is 32% of gross salary.
ROUTT COUNTY TREASURER SEMI ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDING 12/31/2010
1. PETITIONER: BRAD NICKUM ACTIVITY #: PP2011-006 PETITION: Appeal of the administrative renewal of the Conditional Use Permit for Steamboat Lake Outfitters Horseback Tours PP2008-035 LEGAL/ LOCATION: Parkside at Steamboat Lake, Filing 6, along County Road 129 2. PETITIONER: ROUTT COUNTY ACTIVITY #: PI2011-004 PETITION: Adoption of the 2011 Routt County Zoning Map LEGAL/ LOCATION: County-wide
YAMPA VALLEY HOUSING AUTHORITY 2010 & 2011 SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET HEARING Let it be known that to all interested parties that the Board of Directors of the Yampa Valley Housing Authority (Authority) will hold a public hearing on the March 10, 2011 beginning at 1:00 p.m. on 2010 and 2011 Supplemental Budgets. The hearing will be held in the 3rd floor Board of County Commissioners hearing Room, Routt County Historic Courthouse, 522 Lincoln Avenue, Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
In the matter of petition by KIRK & MARTI HAMILTON for the purpose of zero side setback for approximately 20 feet of the eastern boundary for an existing two-story garage and approximately 5 feet of existing second-story deck.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an application has been presented to the Town of Hayden, Colorado for a text amendment to the Hayden Land Use Code. The application seeks to add a new permitted principal use to the HD: Historic Downtown Zone District. The proposed new use would allow the relocation of a Motor Vehicle Fueling Station as a permitted principal use in the Historic Downtown District. This request will be heard in a Public Hearing before the Town Council on March 17, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. The Hearing will be held at the Haven Community Center, 302 South Shelton Lane, Hayden, Colorado.
Case No.11C14 In the Matter of The Petition of Adult: Stacey Foster Sear For a Name Change to Stacey Renee Foster Public Notice is given February 17, 2011 (date) that a Petition for a Change of Name of an Adult has been filed with the Routt County Court. The Petition requests that the name of Stacey Foster Sear be changed to Stacey Renee Foster.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION MEETING AGENDA CITIZENS' MEETING ROOM, CENTENNIAL HALL, 124 10TH STREET WEDNESDAY, MARCH 09, 2011, 5:00 P.M. 1. Project: Howelsen Hill Lighting Project Applicant: The City of Steamboat Springs 2. Project: 919 Oak Street- Exterior Alteration Applicant: 919 Oak Street, LLC
Steamboat Springs moguls skier Jeremy Cota notched another podium finish today in a dual moguls World Cup event in Marianske Lazne, Czech Republic.
World Championships continue Monday with team event
All five Americans placed in the top 30 Saturday during the opening event of the 2011 Nordic Combined World Championships in Oslo, Norway. Billy Demong clocked the fastest cross-country race, finishing seventh, one spot ahead of defending champion and Steamboat Springs skier Todd Lodwick. Fellow Steamboat skiers Johnny Spillane, Bryan Fletcher and Taylor Fletcher were 19th, 22nd and 26th.
It wasn’t hard to tell what Hayden High School girls coach Eric Hamilton’s message to his team was at halftime of a District 5 semifinal game against Rangely on Friday. But after the break, Hamilton’s plea for his team to rebound and up the ante on defense worked, as Hayden used a big second half to run away with a 61-44 win.
Just like that, it happens. Sure, for the better part of two-plus quarters the Meeker High School boys basketball team toyed with the notion of upsetting top-seeded Hayden on its home floor. But as the Tigers have done all year to district competition, Hayden clamped down, got scoring from all over and ran away with a 64-48 win.
Sailors girls finish strong with 605 points; boys finish 4th overall with 563 points
The Steamboat Springs High School girls skiing team rebounded with a strong second day at the state-skiing meet in Aspen. The girls were good in both the Nordic skate-skiing portion and the slalom Alpine race and jumped up for a second-place overall finish, just behind Aspen.
Steamboat Pilot 112.67, OCPO 85.00, OCPO 85.00, South Routt EDC 30.00, JLD Electric Inc 121.80, Routt County Sheriff's Department 1,559.76, DPC 6.00, Qwest 166.56, Ray, Janet L. - Petty Cash 19.50, Gregory D. Samuelson 1,554.41, Robert H
The legislative process isn’t at all unfamiliar to the freshman lawmaker Senator Jean White. White served as her husband Al's staff aide during his political career and learned much in his shadow, she said. She stepped into the spotlight in December when she announced her interest in taking Al’s position. Now, about a month and a half into her first legislative session, White said things are about what she imagined they would be at the Capitol.
Kicking off the annual Bud Light Rocks the Boat free concert series at 3 p.m. today, the North Mississippi Allstars come straight from the hill country with their modern Mississippi juke-joint blues. Check out other events in Routt County this weekend by clicking here.
Routt County school lunch menus for Feb. 28 to March 4
Hayden Mat and Frame has moved to a new location at 175 W. Jefferson Ave. in downtown Hayden, across the street from Hayden Town Hall.
Owners want westside mobile home park to remain as is
Sleepy Bear Mobile Home Park, one of the last of an endangered species in Steamboat Springs, has been listed for sale for $3.2 million. The owners of the westside mobile home park say they are optimistic that a like-minded buyer will keep the neighborhood intact.
After attending this week’s presentation about community-supported agriculture, I realized that most of these folks just need to can it. Their food, that is. In case you’ve missed out on the trend, more people in Northwest Colorado are looking for ways to purchase fresh, healthy produce and meats grown closer to home.
Request for Proposal #211 Laptop and Desktop Computers 2011 The Routt County Board of Commissioners is accepting proposals for approximately twenty five (25) laptop computers and forty five (45) desktop computers.
Friday, February 25
Sailors end season at playoffs in Colorado Springs
Sierra entered tonight’s Class 4A boys high school basketball playoff game having not lost in that season-ending tournament in two years. The team kept that momentum up in Colorado Springs against Steamboat, ending the Sailors’ season.
Like others who spent years in Yampa Valley, Kinsley Wood saw the Steamboat lifestyle seep into his soul. It’s those small glimpses of the Steamboat culture that make the town a vital character in his first novel, “Beneath the Surface."
Front Range man was acting violently toward himself, police said
Police say Lucas Chase, of Firestone, steered the car he was driving toward an oncoming snowplow on Rabbit Ears Pass and later acted violently and tried to injure himself at Yampa Valley Medical Center.
Weather delays, cancels flights at YVRA in Hayden
The resort community is gearing up for a second big ski weekend in a row as the National Brotherhood of Skiers comes to town.
About 6 inches of dry, fluffy Champagne Powder had to be wiped from cars Friday morning, and Steamboat Ski Area reported 8 inches for the 24-hour period. But it’s not a winter wonderland for everyone. Routt County law enforcement officials and emergency responders were called to car wrecks almost nonstop Friday because of icy and slippery roads.
Ski area reports 8 inches of snow in 24 hours
About 6 inches of dry, fluffy Champagne Powder had to be wiped from cars this morning, and Steamboat Ski Area reported 8 inches for the 24-hour period.
1:30 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers made a traffic stop and arrested a 22-year-old Steamboat Springs man on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.
Northwest Colorado Rural Philanthropy Days is bringing in nonprofit sector professional Dr. Martha Vail for two workshops at the Steamboat Springs Community Center.
Oak Creek Town Board approved, 5-0, a land-use change of major impact to allow a eight-unit housing complex on Lincoln Avenue.
At the end of last weekend’s Colorado Press Association annual convention and awards banquet, a speaker urged the newspaper editors and publishers to go back to their communities and brag about their accomplishments.
The Routt County Board of Commissioners voted this week to approve Human Services’ request to apply to the Colorado Children’s Trust Fund for a $21,143 grant that would help the department continue and expand its fatherhood classes.
Base area nightclub presents noise, parking mitigation plans
A proposed base area nightclub that has drawn noise and parking concerns from Clock Tower Square homeowners received initial support from the Steamboat Springs Planning Commission Thursday night by a 6-0 vote.
A frequently asked question to the Routt County Extension Office is one regarding the growing goat industry. Are meat goats really a viable venture when compared with other animal options? The answer is yes. However, as in many other industries, specific challenges and costs always come into play; therefore, proper planning and management is the key to success.
Steamboat Springs High School basketball coach Luke DeWolfe at first just had to shake his head when the Class 4A state basketball bracket was released. “I think anytime you look and see you drew the defending state champs the last two years, you’re not wildly excited,” DeWolfe said about playing eighth-seeded Sierra at 7 p.m. today in Colorado Springs.
In the second installment of the Depot Show concert series, The Haunted Windchimes bring honeyed harmonies and spirited pickin’ rooted in the tradition of old-time bluegrass, country and blues music. The show starts at 8 p.m. today and tickets are $15.
Band kicks off Bud Light Rocks the Boat free concert series Saturday
Blues-rock band North Mississippi Allstars kicks off the annual Bud Light Rocks the Boat concert series at 3 p.m. Saturday with a free outdoor show in Gondola Square. The concert coincides with the start of new lift hours at Steamboat Ski Area.
Sailors’ Alpine, Nordic boys in 4th, girls in 3rd after opening day
The Steamboat Springs High School Alpine and Nordic teams struggled Thursday in the opening day of the Colorado State Skiing Championships. The boys team sits fourth and the girls sit third after Thursday’s events.
For yoga instructor Vincent Bolletta, yoga is more than a physical, mental and spiritual activity. It’s an artistic adventure that expresses the elegance and extraordinary subtleties of the human body. In his yoga workshops and photographic project of yoga postures, he focuses on the artistry of the personal and healing properties of yoga.
District tournament basketball games start at 6 and 7:30 p.m. today in Hayden
By the numbers, today’s district tournament basketball game should be an easy one for the Hayden High School boys team. The Tigers, 16-3 and playing at 7:30 p.m. today at home against Meeker, thrashed the Cowboys and nearly everyone else still alive in district play this season. The girls also play Rangely at 6 p.m.
7 teams have signed up for Sunday event with room for more
For more than 25 years, skiers have taken to the slopes at Steamboat Ski Area to raise money for multiple sclerosis. They’re back Sunday. And there’s still time to sign up. There are two more chances to sign up for the Vertical Express for Can Do MS, a Super G race down the Sitz and See Me ski runs along with an afternoon poker run, breakfast and lunch on the mountain and dinner at Ore House at Pine Grove.
Thursday, February 24
Peter and Gretchen Van De Carr confirmed that they were not caught up in this week’s earthquake, although the hard-hit city of Christchurch was their destination.
Team starts competition Saturday in Norway
Several U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team members have been preoccupied with family and injuries this year. But as the 2011 World Championships are set to begin Saturday and continue through March 4, don’t tell the Americans they don’t have a chance.
The Steamboat Park Challenge, a four-date collection of performances that will help crown the best in Steamboat park riding, starts today. The first competition, one of two big airs, is at 6 p.m. at Howelsen Hill. Registration starts at 5 p.m. and costs $20.
A group of locals started their competitive mountain bike racing season last weekend at the 24 Hours of Old Pueblo mountain bike race in Arizona. Steamboaters Kelly Boniface and Trevor Walz rode on the winning team in the five-person co-ed division.
Although most of Steamboat Springs’ bikers have yet to come out of hibernation, some are already planning for what could be an epic summer in 2011. Local mountain biking advocacy group Routt County Riders is kicking off the coming season by hiring for its only paid position, a part-time gig as the club’s executive director.
Maybe no state championship combines the team element quite like the state high school skiing championships. For a team to win, both its Alpine and Nordic teams have to do well. And maybe at no time in the past several years has the Steamboat Springs High School ski team had a better chance in both.
8:26 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers helped Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue emergency responders with a 51-year-old woman feeling lightheaded on Oak Street.
Volunteers are needed for Bilingual Preschool Story-time, coming soon to the Bud Werner Library. Organizers are seeking enthusiastic, creative, and compassionate volunteers that are fluent in both English and Spanish, great with children, available one Monday morning per month, and comfortable reading and speaking in front of a large group of kids, parents and caregivers.
Tonight at its biweekly meeting, the Oak Creek Town Board is scheduled to hold a hearing on a land-use change regarding a new multifamily housing complex called Oak Creek Commons, an eight-unit multifamily project on Lincoln Avenue.
State funds are available for five downtown Steamboat Springs businesses seeking to improve their energy efficiency, and all local businesses are welcome to a March 22 energy workshop that will teach efficiency tips.
Security officers at Yampa Valley Medical Center soon will carry Tasers. But hospital CEO Karl Gills said he hopes the officers, contracted through Denver-based Healthcare Security Services, never have to use them.
Proceeds from the Family Development Center’s Casino Night Fundraiser will help pay for classroom and curriculum supplies. They’ll also help the organization provide preschool scholarships, which are provided to about half the preschool's students.
Outdoor planting season in the upper Yampa Valley is at least three months away, but vegetable growers here and on Colorado’s temperate Front Range are already lining up pledges for the 2011 crop from residents eager to get fresh produce.
Wednesday, February 23
Routt County’s population growth from 2000 to 2010 slightly outpaced statewide growth rates and was focused in Steamboat Springs, moderate in Hayden and minor in Oak Creek.
Considering where the Soroco High School girls basketball team has been for the past 10 years, the 2010-11 season has to be deemed a success. But for the winningest Rams team since 2001, that provided little consolation Tuesday night.
Hayden found a new health insurance provider that will save the town and employees money for the rest of the year.
From 1954 to 2007, Routt has fewer big farms but more small
For Routt County ranchers, agricultural land has more value than just what it provides to make a living. There’s value in the ranching lifestyle and in adding diversity to the local economy. In Colorado, the number of farms fell by less than 1 percent, from 36,200 to 36,100.
The Penguin Plunge isn’t just for penguins anymore. This year, for the first time, the annual fundraiser for Yampa Valley Medical Center will provide an outlet for those who, for whatever reason, might not want to experience the shocking pleasure of jumping into 33-degree water on a mid-March morning.
Local photographer Kim Keith normally doesn’t take pictures of faces, but on a month-long trip to Africa in November, that was all she saw. Faces of the children in HIV orphanages, and faces of lionesses sunning themselves on the savanna.
7:15 a.m. Deputies were called to a report of two trucks that collided in the 21000 block of Colorado Highway 131. The side mirror on one of the trucks was damaged.
A benefit has been scheduled to support the family of Gregg “Bomar” Tipton, a longtime Steamboat Springs resident, Steamboat Ski Patrol member and fly-fishing guide who died Jan. 25 of complications from a stroke.
Nonprofit organization places aquarium at Boys & Girls Club, plans presentations
Gavin Graham has lofty goals, but he’s starting small. Graham founded the nonprofit Saving the Exotic Aquatic and Marine Biotopes One Animal at a Time, and he hopes the organization will help the environment while providing education to future conservationists.
An awards show suitable for the mountain town
It’s time to roll out the red carpet and get ready for Steamboat’s first Snowy Awards. Co-masters of ceremonies of this year’s event will be Michael David and Patty Zimmer, two of the funniest people in the Yampa Valley.
Bombay Grill closes, Kyteler’s Irish Pub pub set to open soon
An Indian restaurant has closed its doors in Wildhorse Marketplace and an Irish pub and restaurant is getting ready to open after delays of about a year. Kyteler’s Irish Pub is in the final stages of work and likely will open in March.
Not yet ready to receive visitors after Feb. 8 crash
Routt County Commissioner Nancy Stahoviak is back in Steamboat Springs at the Doak Walker Care Center and recovering from injuries suffered in a Feb. 8 car crash, but she’s not quite ready to receive visitors.
Coffey Anderson was 19 when he picked up a guitar for the first time. Within three months he had a gig. Now 28, Anderson travels the country playing music for packed houses nearly 200 nights a year at a mix of venues. “Last year, I opened up for Boys II Men,” Anderson said. “And then, I had a chance to play a Baptist Church, and then I played a Catholic mass.
Tuesday, February 22
The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club qualified 12 J3 Alpine skiers for the March 6 to 12 Junior Olympics at a weekend competition in Winter Park.
Steamboat Springs freestyle moguls skier Brittany Loweree had a pair of top finishes Monday and today in Quebec.
Tonight you can find local resident Jasmine Marchman front and center at Ghost Ranch Saloon, dancing to the beats of Northwest-based electronic music producer Doug Appling, known behind the tables as Emancipator. Tonight’s show will serve as a fundraiser for the Colorado Mountain College chapter of Amnesty International.
College officials also approve budget for Steamboat building project
Colorado Mountain College said Monday they will increase tuition starting this summer to make up for lost revenue.
Applications for artist entries for the 10th annual Bust of Steamboat are being accepted until March 1. Final selections will be awarded by May 1.
Excitement built this past week when the strongest solar flare in nearly five years erupted on the sun, precipitating a chance for a large geomagnetic storm. As it turns out, the blast was rather weak when it blew past Earth on Thursday night, but the message was clear — solar activity is heating up again after a prolonged lull.
Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp.’s Snowball Community Grant Program will give $10,000 Snowball Grants each to Boys & Girls Club of Steamboat Springs, First Impressions of Routt County and the Jeffrey Allen Dye Suicide Prevention Project Endowment.
If you’ve thought about how nice it would be to have extra time to ski or ride at Steamboat Ski Area, your wish will come true this weekend. Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. announced Monday that expanded spring lift hours will go into effect Saturday.
The Record for Feb. 20
I’ve delivered pizzas in the state capital of Wisconsin, where I’ve joined in protest marches. But I never delivered pepperoni pizzas to protesters inside the Capitol in Madison. So it came as a surprise Monday to learn that people are ordering deluxe pizzas from Ian’s Pizza parlor in Mad Town and having them delivered to the protesters in a show of cheesy solidarity.
Soroco High School basketball girls host Meeker, boys play Paonia today
Soroco High School’s boys and girls basketball teams begin postseason games today. The girls host Meeker at 6 p.m. in the opening round of the district tournament. The Soroco boys open postseason play with a preliminary district tournament game at 5:30 p.m. today in Paonia.
Monday, February 21
Sheriff’s Office says 19-year-old found under 15 feet of snow
A Meeker teenager who had been trapped by an avalanche in the Routt National Forest on Sunday afternoon was found dead Monday. James Sizemore, 19, was found under 15 feet of snow about 200 yards from the top of the avalanche, Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office deputies reported.
Former county commission candidate vying for city office
Last summer, Craig resident Frank Moe went for a walk. He tallied 55 miles during his trip knocking on doors and meeting one-on-one with residents for several months. The walk was part of a larger goal — winning a seat on the Moffat County Commission.
Rio Blanco County officials say they have slight hopes of finding a 19-year-old snowmobiler alive after he was trapped in a Northwest Colorado avalanche. A search began Sunday but was suspended because of avalanche danger.
Look out, bacteria — there’s a new detective in town, and your days may be numbered. A Yampa Valley Medical Center laboratory is using two sophisticated instruments to identify infectious bacteria faster than ever before.
The Tigers are 16-3 and trying to make the state tournament for the second consecutive year, thanks in large part to the work of Graig Medvesk, who has turned into not just the best player in district, but possibly all of Class 2A.
When Hayden High School boys basketball coach Mike Luppes took the job, it didn’t seem like a big deal. Boys basketball in Hayden wasn’t a big deal. The Tigers usually finished in the middle of the pack and “postseason” wasn’t a word often used. However, the Tigers have been the biggest surprise of the winter season so far.
If your houseplants are looking a little sickly lately, maybe it’s time to perk them up with some new soil, a larger pot, some trimming or other care. The first step is to carefully check the plant and the pot it is sitting in.
This is part of an ongoing series of profiles about Aging Well fitness and wellness class instructors in Routt and Moffat counties. This feature appears monthly on the Aging Well page
Steamboat basketball squad to play Sierra on Friday
The details are sketchy to Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball coach Luke DeWolfe at this point, but perhaps the details aren’t all that important. His Sailors will travel Friday to play Sierra. No matter what the team’s record, its strengths or weaknesses this year, that matchup will make for one heck of a hurdle.
Sunday, February 20
12:08 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of an intoxicated person in the 600 block of Marketplace Plaza. Officers could not find the person.
Hayden Middle School announced its second-quarter honor roll last week.
Two drivers were taken to Yampa Valley Medical Center with injuries that weren’t considered life-threatening after a car crash Friday night on Rabbit Ears Pass.
As the FBLA vice president for District 9, which includes 23 high schools on the Western Slope, Hayden High School senior Casey Zabel was tasked with organizing the annual District Leadership Conference, which was hosted by the Hayden chapter.
There is nothing Tyler Hockaday would rather be doing next month than spending a week in Washington, D.C. The Hayden Middle School sixth-grader and two of his classmates will represent the Hayden School District at the Junior National Young Leaders Conference from March 5 to 10.
Police captain says many factors play into volume violations
Little is certain about potential revisions to a city noise ordinance or how those revisions could affect downtown businesses — but, if nothing else, improved equipment for enforcement is in place.
Senior wrestler walks away with 71 straight wins
The state championship match took 5 minutes, 36 seconds and ended as they so often have, with Hayden’s Treyben Letlow pinning his opponent.
Applicant: Mark Scully, P.O. Box 774137, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477 (970) 870-0552 Location of Development: 703 Lincoln Ave Type of Application: Development Plan General Description: Development Plan to process a Conditional Use, office on the pedestrian level in the Commercial Old Town zone district. Project Planner: Seth Lorson, City Planner, (970) 871-8280 or Email: slorson@steamboatsprings,net
NOTICE IS HEREBY, GIVEN that the Steamboat Springs City Council on Tuesday, February 15, 2011, adopted the following ordinances on first reading:
NOTICE IS HEREBY, GIVEN that the Steamboat Springs City Council on Tuesday, February 15, 2011, adopted the following ordinances on second and final reading:
COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 10-289 Original Grantor(s): Halleh Kokani Dunnicliffe Original Beneficiary(ies): Wells Fargo Home Mortgage of Hawaii, LLC
Men stuck near north fork of Fish Creek
Search crews spent much of Saturday bringing five uninjured but very tired men out of a steep area on the north fork of Fish Creek, where the men spent Friday night outdoors after getting stuck in rough terrain while snowmobiling.
COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 10-287 Original Grantor(s): Randy Lee Mardis and Maggie C Mardis Original Beneficiary(ies):Bank of America, N.A.
COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 10-288 Original Grantor(s): Paul B Ackerman and Hillary A Ackerman Original Beneficiary(ies): Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
NOTICE OF CONTRACTOR'S SETTLEMENT COUNTY OF ROUTT STATE OF COLORADO NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on or after the 4th day of March 2011, final settlement will be made by Routt County, for and on account of the contract of said, Concrete Works of Colorado, Inc. for 2008 CDAG 08-HDN-01 the replacement of 12 runway sign faces at the Yampa Valley Regional Airport.
COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 10-290 Original Grantor(s): Mark A. Sills Original Beneficiary(ies): First State Bank of Altus
Soroco boys basketball team beats De Beque, falls to Vail Mountain
The Soroco High School boys basketball team split a pair of games during the weekend, beating De Beque, 57-43, on Friday before falling, 60-55, on Saturday to Vail Mountain.
The Soroco High School girls basketball team ended the regular season Saturday with a 51-39 win against Battle Mountain. The Rams, 11-5, now turn their attention to the district tournament where they will host Meeker on Tuesday.
COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 10-291 Original Grantor(s): Talara K Babcock Original Beneficiary(ies): Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING Steamboat lake Water and Sanitation District will hold a public meeting, February 27, 2011.
The Record for Feb. 18
The Jail Report for Feb. 12 to 18
As a warm wind whipped over Steamboat Lake on Saturday afternoon, children tried their hand at snowball and beanbag throws, and local dogs pulled their owners on a comically small sled. The inaugural North Routt Snow Carnival was an opportunity for the community to get together for an afternoon of outdoor activities to raise money for a new snowcat.
Newspaper named best of its size at industry convention
The Steamboat Pilot & Today was named the top overall newspaper in its circulation class for the eighth time in nine years Saturday at the annual Colorado Press Association convention in downtown Denver. The Pilot & Today won a total of 36 awards in the CPA’s Better Newspaper Contest.
Real estate transactions for Feb. 11 to 16
Laurie Hallenbeck: Hayden Town Talk for Feb. 20
Lila Rider: Oak Creek/Phippsburg news for Feb. 20
Public to see drawings of new building for 1st time at planning meeting Thursday
Steamboat Springs residents will have an opportunity to size up the new 60,000-square-foot building being planned on Colorado Mountain College’s Alpine Campus on Thursday when the plan is presented to the Steamboat Springs Planning Commission.
Cattlemen’s trust says guest ranching can support cattle operations; some neighbors wary
Neighbors of Ryan Wood’s Sweetwood Ranch who protested plans for guest ranch operations on the property, along the lower Elk River, said last week they had very different expectations for the ranch’s use based on the land’s original conservation easement.
South Routt County, except for the Oak Creek/Phippsburg and Stagecoach markets, put up some notable numbers on 39 transactions in 2010. The 39 sales totaled $30.8 million, for an average transaction price of $791,000 and a median price of $450,000. The average price per square foot was $352.
ROUTT COUNTY REPORT OF ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FOR FEB 2010
DISTRICT COURT, WATER DIVISION 6, COLORADO TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN WATER APPLICATIONS IN WATER DIVISION 6 08CW32 - ROUTT COUNTY
COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 10-286 Original Grantor(s): Steven L. Cless and Vicki L. Cless Original Beneficiary(ies): First National Bank of the Rockies
Saturday, February 19
The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association and its Special Event Funding Committee hit the nail on the head with their approach to funding allocations this year. We don’t envy the committee's task, but we’re pleased with the results of its work this year.
Tammy Jacques was surprised to hear herself say it. The former national team road and mountain cyclist, who earned six World Cup podiums, stood at the end of the fifth annual Steamboat Ski Marathon at Lake Catamount looking like a woman that has found a new calling. Jacques is just part of a new contingent finding the glories of long-distance, cross-country skiing.
It’s hard not to fall in love with wrestling at the state tournament. Rarely, if ever, is the passion of high school sports put on such grand display as it is at Denver’s Pepsi Center, where hundreds of athletes take the mats and let their power and emotion fly.
Tom Thurston leaves today to lead two dog teams through the race, one driven by fellow Routt County musher Kris Hoffman, of Grizzle-T Dog and Sledworks. Thurston and Hoffman hope to train a championship team for 2013.
Steamboat’s season ends today against No. 1 Lewis-Palmer in state tournament
The Rangers’ Jordy Fleming found the net late in overtime of today’s second round state playoff game between fourth-seeded Steamboat and No. 1 Lewis-Palmer, netting a power play goal to give Lewis-Palmer a 2-1 win in Colorado Springs.
Crews spend night moving executive jet after slide before take-off late Friday; no injuries
Yampa Valley Regional Airport Manager Dave Ruppel said he expects little to no impacts for passengers at the Hayden airport today after a private jet slid off a runway late Friday and closed the airport to flights until about noon Saturday.
12:35 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers witnessed a car accidentally hit an owl at Ninth Street and Lincoln Avenue. The owl died.
12:15 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to help Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue emergency responders with an intoxicated 19-year-old man at Colorado Mountain College. The man was taken to Yampa Valley Medical Center and issued a summons for underage consumption of alcohol.
The nonprofit Routt County Riders cycling advocacy group recently elected a new board of directors. The new board includes President Mike Loomis, Vice President Janet Hruby, Treasurer Paul Strong, Secretary Randy Howie and members Mel Stewart, Derek Hodson, Gretchen Sehler, Scott Schlapkohl and Robin Craigen.
Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent have made waves by sweeping the top honors at International Bluegrass Music Association Awards at each ceremony since their 2008 debut. The duo plays the Strings Music Pavilion on Tuesday.
The Steamboat Pilot & Today took home 23 awards at the annual Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters newspaper contest banquet Friday night in downtown Denver.
While working on a construction site, local carpenter Brian Leach fell from a ladder, hitting his face on a piece of wood and breaking several bones. But that’s not enough to end his lifelong relationship with wood as a way to make a living and works of art.
25 feet of snow in Steamboat has to melt sometime soon
One of the biggest crowds of the ski season is in town this weekend, but not a soul among it is thinking about the inevitable — all of this white stuff has got to melt sooner or later. The fact is, Newton’s little-known seventh law of thermodynamics states: “What falls down, must flow by.”
Rights, neighbors’ concerns and more factor in Sweetwood permit debate
The Routt County Planning Commission wants to know more about how Ryan Wood intends to manage the impacts of special events, including weddings, on his Elk River cattle ranch. With that, the commission voted to table Wood’s request for a special use permit until April 7.
Charges increased for town water users
Steamboat Springs Public Works Director Philo Shelton said Friday that staff in City Hall have been hearing questions lately from residents and ratepayers who are curious about water and sewer charges that are increasing this year.
Enjoy the daylong North Routt Snow Carnival event at 9 a.m. today at Steamboat Lake State Park or check out some of the nightlife entertainment this week in Routt County. Click here to see more events.
The Steamboat Springs High School boys and girls Nordic teams each finished second on Thursday at a 5-kilometer classic race at Devil’s Thumb Ranch. The girls finished with 164 points, behind winning Middle Park. The boys were second behind Summit.
Tigers earns share of league title with 69-45 victory
The Hayden High School boys basketball team locked up a share of the league title and the No. 1 overall seed in the district tournament on Friday by dispatching Vail Mountain, 69-45.
The Steamboat girls basketball team had opportunities to ruin Moffat’s party. But in the end, the Bulldogs got timely baskets and dominated the offensive glass and the Sailors couldn’t quite close the gap, falling, 59-50. The win secured at least a share of the Western Slope League title for Moffat County.
The Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball team made its final case for inclusion in the Class 4A state basketball playoffs Friday in Moffat County, in much the same way the team dominated its past eight games.
A year ago, Treyben Letlow celebrated a victory in the Class 2A state wrestling semifinals by rolling to his back, pumping his fists and letting out a whoop that pierced even the frenzied air of Denver’s Pepsi Center. On Friday night, taking the first step to a repeat with a first-round pin, Letlow walked off the mat with nary a word, his eyes focused and his message clear.
Friday, February 18
Routt County Search and Rescue will conduct a search at 5 a.m. Saturday for five lost snowmobilers near the north fork of Fish Creek, according to a search request dispatched tonight. Routt County Communications also dispatched a report of a head-on collision tonight between two vehicles on Rabbit Ears Pass.
Hockey tops Cheyenne Mountain for 1st time in Steamboat history
Steamboat hockey defeated Cheyenne Mountain, 7-4, on Friday in the first round of state playoffs in Colorado Springs, setting up a second-round match there at 11:45 a.m. today. The win against the Indians marks the first time in Steamboat’s history the team has beat Cheyenne Mountain.
Ronald Eugene Noel, 49, may have moved from the area
Routt County Undersheriff Ray Birch said Ronald Eugene Noel, 49, last checked in with the Sheriff’s Office on Nov. 1 and was due back by Feb. 10. There is reason to believe that Noel has moved from the area.
Hayden wrestlers win quarterfinal matches today in Denver
Two Hayden wrestlers advanced this morning and will wrestle starting at 7:15 p.m. tonight in the semifinals of the state wrestling tournament in Denver. Junior Chad Terry and senior Treyben Letlow will both wrestle in the semifinals for the third consecutive year. UPDATE: Treyben Letlow won his semifinal match tonight with a pin, while Chad Terry lost in the semifinals. Get the full story in Saturday's Steamboat Today.
County Planning Commission moves guest ranch, special events discussions to April for North Routt ranch
The Routt County Planning Commission voted unanimously Thursday night to table Ryan Wood's request for a permit to operate a guest ranch at his North Routt County cattle operation on the lower Elk.
Four-year-old Graham Kindred shyly crunched across the snowy pasture at Sidney Peak Ranch toward a chestnut-brown horse, holding a carrot in his mitten. Carlito was rescued from a ranch near Stagecoach, where he was neglected.
Sailors team heads into playoffs after 2 regular-season losses
The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team’s season has been a strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The Sailors have been good at points — darn good, in fact. But there have been times, especially down the stretch, when the team strays from its principles and has no business on the ice.
Soroco Rams weekend schedule
Hayden Tigers weekend shedule
Steamboat Sailors weekend schedule
The Army’s 10th Mountain Division’s legacy is almost the stuff of myth. They were a group of Olympians, ski bums, mountaineers, loggers, trappers and general outdoorsmen who banded together and became elite soldiers.
Tucker Smith, who has called himself “chief executive officer” of the band Steam Powered Airplane for the last 15 years, will appear Saturday as the bass player for the Jackson Hole-based bluegrass outfit.
The Hayden High School girls basketball team couldn’t overcome a dismal start Thursday, and fell, 50-42, to Little Snake River, Wyo.
Several tribute bands have shows at local venues
Nightrain, a Guns N' Roses tribute band, is one of three bands playing in Steamboat this weekend bringing some familiar tunes from past decades. Tributes to Prince and Bruce Springsteen will also appear at local venues.
Additional 400,000 acres saw infestation, according to surveys
Each year, scientists with the U.S. Forest Service and the Colorado State Forest Service conduct aerial surveys of forested lands across the state and Rocky Mountain region. The results of these surveys help forest managers better understand the spread and trends of insects and impacts of disease on forested lands.
Sergeant hopes to use lessons learned from predecessor
Sam Silva stepped into his new role as a sergeant at the Steamboat Springs Police Department with modesty this week. On Monday, Silva’s bosses announced the promotion. On Tuesday, Silva began supervising the patrol officers he had worked alongside just a day before.
Longtime policy leader named president of Colorado River District
A longtime leader in regional water circles — one of the biggest “water buffaloes” around, so to speak — will promote Western Slope interests at a time of increasing thirst and demand from the Front Range. Steamboat Springs attorney Tom Sharp has been named the new president of the Colorado River District’s board of directors.
The Steamboat Today has launched the website RouttCountyLegals.com this week. The site is a collection of all legal and public notices published in the newspaper. Legal notices from Sunday’s edition of the Steamboat Pilot & Today are on the site, and all future notices will be published there. We are in the process of adding everything that previously published in 2011.
Governor’s budget proposes reductions to K-12 education funding statewide
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has proposed cutting $332 million for K-12 public education in 2011-12 in an effort to balance the state’s budget. The cuts would create tough choices for local schools.
Based in Fort Worth, Texas, Josh Weathers and the True Endeavors is led by singer-songwriter Josh Weathers and backed by a smooth horn section. Rhythm, blues and catchy tunes leave crowds reeling with soulful energy. The band plays at 9:30 p.m. tonight, Saturday and Sunday at The Tugboat Grill & Pub.
A fast-moving storm hit the valley hard Thursday and left a good load of snow in its wake. As of 5 a.m. Thursday, Vail Mountain was reporting no new snow in the past 24 hours. The 1 p.m. update reported 11 inches of new snow on the mountain. The valley floor got a good share of snow, too.
Group to focus on Twin Tunnels during meetings
In the hope a fresh set of eyes will yield new ideas, the Colorado Department of Transportation is inviting a team of experts to examine and offer suggestions for the Twin Tunnels, seen by many as a key problem area along the Interstate 70 mountain corridor.
5 homes sell for $13.74 million to $20 million in past 7 weeks
Deep discounts in Aspen’s luxury home prices have lured the wealthiest buyers off the sidelines in recent weeks and fueled hope among real estate agents that the market has turned a corner after a rough couple of years.
Thursday, February 17
Letlow also advances; all other Hayden, Soroco wrestlers heaed for consolation bracket
Hayden’s 130-pound junior won an opening-round match at the state wrestling tournament for the third time in his career today, and Friday, for the third time, he’ll strap in for the toughest day in Colorado prep wrestling: the quarterfinals and potentially the semifinals at state.
Hayden's Chad Terry and Treyben Letlow were the only high school wrestlers from Routt County to advance in the first round of the Class 2A state wrestling tournament in Denver.
Proposed legislation aims to boost year-round economies in resort communities
U.S. Sen. Mark Udall is taking another shot at a bill intended to increase opportunities for summer recreational activities on ski resorts that use U.S. Forest Service land, including Steamboat Ski Area.
Adult league basketball standings for Feb. 17
Adult league volleyball standings for Feb. 17
Adult league indoor soccer results for Feb. 17
Ski marathon will be held at Lake Catamount
The Sven Wiik Cup Nordic Race Series wraps up Saturday with the fifth annual Ski Marathon at Lake Catamount. The event, which begins at 9 a.m., feature five races of varying length — 1.5, 5, 12, 20 and 40 kilometers.
Hayden wrestler hopes for undefeated finish at state tournament
Hayden senior Treben Letlow has won 67 matches in a row. He hopes to make it 68 today as he and seven other wrestlers from Routt County high schools begin competition in the Class 2A state wrestling tournament in Denver.
12:58 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers stopped a car at Lincoln Avenue and Old Fish Creek Falls Road and arrested the driver on a warrant.
The Hayden Town Council is scheduled to consider whether to accept a new health insurance plan for town employees tonight.
Several neighbors raise concerns about noise, traffic
A request for a permit to allow guest ranch operations on the Sweetwood Ranch on the lower Elk River is scheduled to be considered by the Routt County Regional Planning Commission tonight. Several neighbors have already expressed concern.
Group votes to put additional projected revenue in reserves
The Education Fund Board on Wednesday night decided against increasing the 2011-12 budget despite more than $100,000 in additional projected sales tax dollars. Instead, they voted unanimously after to save the money.
Town to begin newsletter produced by high school students
A group of Hayden stakeholders acknowledged that the community hasn’t done a good job of promoting itself. That’s about to change. A group of community leaders discussed efforts to provide better information to prospective residents.
Presidents Day weekend is upon us, and with it comes a surge of visitors to Steamboat Springs, according to the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association’s forecast lodging numbers.
Wednesday, February 16
"Keep Steamboat Cool” effort draws rebukes; bar owner says intent is to raise awareness
A promotional campaign alleging that future city noise regulations could “put an end to indoor and outdoor entertainment in Steamboat” turned up the volume on a downtown debate Wednesday, as city officials cited opposite intentions of potential revisions that actually could increase the level of allowable nighttime noise.
Attorney says Rodney Williams was defending himself in incident
The bail for Rodney Williams III was halved to $50,000 Wednesday in Routt County Court. Routt County public defender Sheryl Uhlmann represented Williams and argued that her client was not a flight risk.
Slow start doomed basketball squad
Hayden managed only 13 first-half points and couldn’t cap a late comeback Tuesday, falling, 60-43, to Wyoming Class 1A’s top-ranked team.
This past weekend marked the final two Rocky Mountain Junior National Qualifiers for the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club cross-country ski team. Winter Sports Club skiers captured the Rocky Mountain Nordic points total and the Colorado Cup Trophy for the third year in a row.
Willy Porter he said he’s grateful each time another song “comes along,” which the songs have continued to do for more than two decades. The singer-songwriter will play an acoustic show at First String Music tonight. The show starts at 7:30, and tickets are $15.
12:16 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to help Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue emergency responders with a 40-year-old man having abdominal pain.
The Steamboat Springs Education Fund Board is scheduled to hear the first readings tonight from its Education Excellence committee, which will present requests for nearly $1.4 million at 5:30 p.m. at the George P. Sauer Human Services Center on Seventh Street.
The city of Hayden is in great need of jobs, as is the country. If granted, Kum & Go’s request to relocate elsewhere in downtown Hayden will add significantly to the tax rolls and create many new jobs — including jobs related to construction, building materials and government oversight the proposed project.
Everywhere we look — if we are looking — we see evidence that the human population, projected to reach 7 billion sometime this year, is straining Earth’s capacity to support it. In our own backyard, the energy industry clashes with those who recognize the need to preserve our dwindling untrammeled spaces.
A petition for a special-use permit has been submitted to the Routt County Planning Commission by Ryan Wood, of Sweetwood Ranch, which is located about five miles north of Steamboat Springs along the Elk River. The range of activities being requested by this special-use permit goes considerably beyond the intent of the original conservation easement granted by Bill and Cynthia May (the previous ranch owners) to the Yampa Valley Land Trust.
Some good news came out of the state Capitol on Monday. In a 3-2 party-line vote, the Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee approved a measure that would make it tougher to change the state constitution through ballot initiatives.
Steamboat Springs resident Johnny “Musemason” Mason has found a new way to bare his soul, and it’s not through song, as the longtime local musician has done in the past. Mason electronically published the semi-autobiographical mystery, “A Gypsy Affair,” last week.
You can rent a movie, rent a car, rent a hotel room — so why not rent a life? Yes, life. I know you think I’m kidding but it can be done. Spring, the season of renewal, is just around the corner, so read on to re-create your life.
Resort leaders in Steamboat Springs are studying the creation of a rural transit authority and with it a new countywide sales tax of as much as 1 percent to help stave off what they call an impending crisis in funding the Fly Steamboat program.
$65,000 allocation includes $10,000 for Quiznos Pro Challenge
As city officials allocated $65,000 for special events with little fanfare at Tuesday’s Steamboat Springs City Council meeting, a surprising debate arose about a chunk of that allocation: $10,000 for the Quiznos Pro Challenge road bicycle race.
Tuesday, February 15
Chief talks of risks from simultaneous blazes as panel supports consolidation plan
Fire Chief Ron Lindroth said Tuesday that dangerous problems could arise if more than two minor fires occur simultaneously in Steamboat Springs or its surrounding area, while asking city officials to support plans for a consolidation of fire and emergency services.
Hearings canceled for Robert Cash, accused of shooting his wife
Hearings scheduled this week to set the stage for Robert Cash’s attempted murder trial have been canceled so his competency can be determined. Cash is accused of shooting his wife, Rhonda, at their Steamboat Springs home in June.
Entry fees for March 5 event increase $20 after cutoff
This year, the prices for the March 5 race were restructured. In the past, entry was always a flat fee. Early registration fees this year are $50 for a youth individual, $85 for an adult individual, $150 for a two-person team, $150 for a youth team, $200 for a family team and $225 for an adult team. Those costs all increase by $20 starting Friday.
2011 budget has $10,000 less than previous year for Steamboat attractions
Some of Steamboat’s best-loved summer events likely will have to do with less community funding this year, and in some cases, a lot less. Events that stand to receive less funding this year include the Steamboat Wine Fest, Steamboat All Arts Fest, Steamboat OktoberWest, the Free Summer Concert Series, the Pro Rodeo Series, the Rocky Mountain Bull Bash and the Tour de Steamboat.
LIFT-UP of Routt County received a donation of $2,000 from Coca-Cola Bottling Co. High Country in Hayden. The bottling company looks to give to a community nonprofit each year, and this year chose LIFT-UP as a recipient, according to a news release.
The Record for Feb. 13
Dennis Lodwick offered a little race strategy at The Home Ranch on Sunday morning. Figuring that if anyone knows how to get the best of Lodwick’s son, Todd, in a cross-country ski race, it would be the old man, so I slipped Dennis a $5 bill and whipped out my reporter’s notebook, preparing to take detailed notes. “Start out slow, and then taper off,” Dennis whispered in my ear.
City Council, commissioners to discuss urban growth boundary
The Steamboat Springs City Council and the Routt County Board of Commissioners meet at 5 p.m. today in a joint meeting to decide whether to temporarily put the urban growth boundary on ice, but the discussion also is a precursor to tackling the larger Steamboat Springs Area Community Plan later this year.
High overhead in the early evening skies of late winter, you’ll find a close pair of stars, nearly equal in brightness. Upon seeing these stars, one would not be surprised to learn that they always have been associated with the mythological Gemini twins. These stars of winter represent the twin sons of Leda, from Greek mythology.
Resident confirmed as director of Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing
Steamboat Springs’ Sue Birch has been confirmed by the state Senate as the new executive director of the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing. The Senate vote was 32-0-3. Birch now can focus solely on a department with an annual budget of more than $4.5 billion and nearly 300 employees.
Monday, February 14
12:34 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of an intoxicated pedestrian at Fifth and Oak streets. A taxi was called.
Mitchell VeDepo, a 2009 graduate of Hayden High School, recently was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2010 semester at Colorado School of Mines.
Routt County Search and Rescue and Steamboat Ski Area’s Ski Patrol were kept busy Saturday and Sunday evenings with two similar missions in the Fish Creek drainage. On Saturday, a 35-year-old Illinois man injured his leg while skiing out of bounds in an area called Endless Gully, and on Sunday, a 52-year-old man called for help from the same Endless Gully area out of bounds from Steamboat Ski Area.
Despite having spent nearly their entire lives in the United States, the girls gathered at Panda Garden Restaurant in Steamboat Springs on Sunday evening considered it important to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Nearly two dozen young Chinese girls who had been adopted by Steamboat Springs-area parents crowded into the dining room.
For all its natural beauty and community benefits, the Yampa Valley throws plenty of obstacles at married couples. But some say the prize is paradise.
Locals can register for extended Olympic distance for $75
Now is the time for local athletes considering competing in either of this summer’s triathlons in Steamboat Springs to take advantage of discounted registrations. A number of changes are taking place this year for local triathletes. The annual Steamboat Triathlon, scheduled for Aug. 28, has been extended to Olympic distance.
County Agenda for Feb. 14 and 15
It’s easy to take sleep for granted, that is, until zzzzz’s are replaced with restlessness, tossing and turning and daytime exhaustion. While the occasional poor night’s sleep is inconvenient, chronic sleep disruption can significantly affect people’s quality of life, making it difficult for them to concentrate and cope with stress, increasing their risk of accidents and illness and exacerbating underlying health conditions.
Some of my favorite houseplants are ones from friends who gave me pieces of stem and leaf from plants in their own homes. Propagating houseplants is easy to do and a great way to increase your houseplant collection or make gifts for friends. One way to propagate houseplants is by placing a piece of stem and leaf in water or potting mixture to root.
Individual Career and Academic Plan helps teens map out future
Tatum Sear is the exception rather than the rule. Just a freshman at Steamboat Springs High School, Sear knows she wants to attend college to be a lawyer or psychologist. She said the Individual Career and Academic Plan, ICAP, that she started filling out last week and will complete by Thursday should help her get there.
More than three years have gone by since we wrote about Yampa Valley Medical Center’s newborn oxygen study. The Monday Medical article went well beyond Northwest Colorado, prompting numerous calls from other hospitals to YVMC neonatal nurse practitioner Tracie Line Detwiler. Eventually, six hospitals and hundreds of families participated in the research.
Sunday, February 13
Sailors to play Cheyenne Mountain Indians on Friday
The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team was slotted Sunday as one of two No. 4 seeds in the 16-team state tournament. The Sailors, 13-5, will travel to Monument and begin postseason play Friday against No. 5 seed Cheyenne Mountain Indians.
Runners come out for Love the Run You're With on Sunday
Sunday's Love the Run You're With 10-kilometer race at Howelsen Hill was challenging but fun, competitors said. Brad Bingham won the men's division, while Deirdre Pepin took top honors in the women's division.
Those worried that Steamboat Springs High School senior Meghan Lukens might have trouble keeping up with the speed of hockey at the next level need to look no further than Howelsen Ice Arena on any afternoon. Lukens was the only girl to make the high school boys hockey team, and plays on the girls U19 team.
Steamboat Springs High School wrestling team fell short Saturday at the regional tournament in Grand Junction, failing to qualify to the state meet. “It was tough wrestling,” coach Shane Yeager said.
Soroco wrestlers Dillon Koler at 119 pounds, Josh Baker at 140 and Tristan Palyo at 145 all qualified on Saturday in Palisade for the state wrestling tournament in Denver.
COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 10-275; Original Grantor(s): Jeffrey A Becker and Ellen M Becker Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Lehman Brothers Bank, FSB, A Federal Savings Bank. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: CitiMortgage, Inc.
The students from Strawberry Park Elementary School were here doing artwork with the seniors. They’ve been enjoying that.
Good luck to all the Tiger athletic teams that will be traveling this weekend to tournaments. Wrestling has started for the junior high and their first match will be Feb. 26 in Craig.
December’s sales tax revenue report released last week reveals some positive signs for the local economy while also affirming the prudence of city officials who conservatively budgeted a 10 percent decline in revenues for 2010.
My vote against the Walgreens development at the Feb. 1 City Council meeting was twofold: first against the lessee and second against the building itself.
Freddie Mac reports that a growing number of homeowners refinancing their mortgages are choosing to take the occasion to reduce their principle balance.
More buyers coming to the table without need for loans
Cash buyers represent a growing share of real estate transactions nationwide, and Steamboat Springs is no exception to the trend. The National Association of Realtors recently reported that 28 percent of all sales in 2010 were done without loans.
Real estate transactions for Feb. 7 to 10
Sickness and injuries have plagued the Hayden High School wrestling team all season, and they continued to do so Saturday as the Tigers wrapped up competition in the regional wrestling tournament in Palisade. That didn’t stop five top Hayden wrestlers from advancing to state, however.
Unexpected 2010 revenues to help reduce reserve spending
When city Finance Director Deb Hinsvark presents a preliminary report of 2010 year-end general fund figures to City Council on Tuesday in Centennial Hall, the overall message, she said, will be positive.
Homeowners appeal Clock Tower nightclub plans in Ski Time Square
The Clock Tower Square building is poised to return to its roots as a nightclub, but residential owners in the building bracketed by Burgess Creek Road and Ski Time Square Drive aren’t thrilled about it. Scott Agnew confirmed last week that he hopes to remodel three commercial condominiums in the garden level of the building to revive the Powder Room nightclub.
On Friday afternoon, Steamboat’s newest ski course was a huge hit. Heat after self-organized heat flew out of the gates with the same goals, through the short course, yelling and laughing about turns and lines and winning and losing.
COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 10-281; Original Grantor(s): Dale Neffendorf Original Beneficiary(ies): First State Bank of Altus Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: 2010-1 RADC/CADC Venture, LLC
ACTIVITY #: PP2011-006; PETITIONER: NICKUM, BRAD L. & CAROLYN E. (JT) PETITION: Appeal of the Administrative Renewal of PP2008-035, a Conditional Use Permit issued to SLO allowing guided horseback rides through a private easement.
COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 10-284; Original Grantor(s): Cook Properties, L.L.C. Original Beneficiary(ies): Wells Fargo Bank, National Association Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: Wells Fargo Bank, National Association
TOWN OF HAYDEN ACCOUNTS PAYABLE JANUARY 31, 2011
COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 10-277; Original Grantor(s): John S Neusel and Nancy Ann Neusel Original Beneficiary(ies): Bank of America, N.A.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING AGENDA CITIZENS’ MEETING ROOM, CENTENNIAL HALL, 124 10TH STREET THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2011, 5:00 P.M.
Request for Proposal (RFP) #208; Review Appraisal Services for Yampa Valley Regional Airport (YVRA) ROUTT COUNTY, COLORADO The Routt County Board of Commissioners is accepting proposals for appraisal services for two parcels in connection with intended land acquisition for YVRA.
COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 10-278, Original Grantor(s): Anita C. Sills, Original Beneficiary(ies): First State Bank of Altus Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: 2010-1 RADC/CADC Venture, LLC
Jen le Roux named faculty member of the year for college system
Jen le Roux always knew she wanted to be a teacher, but she stumbled into adult education. An associate professor teaching ESL and developmental English classes at CMC’s Alpine Campus, she was named the college’s faculty member of the year. Le Roux was chosen from among faculty members of the year from each CMC campus.
COMBINED NOTICE - AMENDED - PUBLICATION FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 10-233, Original Grantor(s): Wesley Charles Nelson, Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., acting solely as nominee for First Horizon Home Loans, a Division of First Tennessee Bank N.A.
COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 10-276, Original Grantor(s): Gregory S. Danziger; Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Homecomings Financial, LLC (F/K/A Homecomings Financial Network, Inc.)
DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION PUBLIC HEARING CMC - Administration Building, #DPF-10-03
DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION, NOTICE OF FINAL DECISION, SKI RANCHES SUBDIVISION FILING 3 LOT 31
All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the personal representative or to the District Court of Routt, County, Colorado located at 1955 Shield Drive, Steamboat Springs, Colorado on or before May 31, 2011, or the claims may be forever barred.
Workers at the city’s wastewater treatment plant have nearly completed installation of new filter equipment, known as a “bar screen,” which will replace aging infrastructure that created “constant maintenance issues,” according to a city news release.
COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 10-283; Original Grantor(s): Daniel R Sharp and Melissa B Sharp Original Beneficiary(ies): Washington Mutual Bank, FA Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: Bank of America, National Association
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The Jail Report for Feb. 5 to 11
Like many of the other students participating in the annual Science Explorers workshop Friday, South Routt Elementary School student Lance Bryant was all about the dinosaurs. Lance was one of about 80 students from across Northwest Colorado selected to attend the annual Science Explorers workshop, in which three groups of students rotated through paleontological activities in the George P. Sauer Human Services Building.
COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 10-279 Original Grantor(s): Karen A. Gan, Original Beneficiary(ies): First State Bank of Altus
NOTICE TO CREDITORS, ESTATE OF MACDONALD CRARY MOORE, Deceased, All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the personal representative or to: x District Court of Routt County, Colorado,______ Probate Court of the City and County of Denver, Colorado on or before June 6, 2011, or the claims may be forever barred.
NOTICE OF PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE AT TAX LIEN SALE AND OF APPLICATION FOR ISSUANCE OF TREASURER’S DEED FILE 10-37 To Every person in Actual Possession or Occupancy of the hereinafter Described Land, Lot or Premises, and to the Person in Whose Name the same was Taxed or Specially Assessed, and to all Persons having a Interest or Title of Record in or to the said Premises and To Whom It May Concern, and more especially to MARK A SILLS.
COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 10-259; Original Grantor(s): Kristi Lauren Good and John Paul Minier; Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., acting solely as nominee for SunTrust Mortgage, Inc.
COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 10-190; Original Grantor(s): P-BURG PROPERTIES, LLC Original Beneficiary(ies): MOUNTAIN VALLEY BANK
COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 10-266. Original Grantor(s): Michelle Garza. Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., acting solely as nominee for Encore Credit Corp.
COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 10-252; Original Grantor(s): Colleen Stricklin-Sheil; Original Beneficiary(ies): Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
COMBINED NOTICE OF SALE, RIGHT TO CURE, AND RIGHT TO REDEEM Public Trustee Sale No. 10-OSP This Combined Notice concerns the Deed of Trust, Security Agreement, Financing Statement, and Fixture Filing dated October 23, 2007, recorded October 25, 2007 in Routt County, Colorado, under Reception No. 665873, amended by that certain First Amendment to Deed of Trust, Security Agreement, Financing Statement, and Fixture Filing dated and recorded November 19, 2009 under Reception No. 693448 (as amended, the “Deed of Trust”), granted by SV Timbers Steamboat, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, who is the original grantor (“Grantor”) of the Deed of Trust and the current owner (“Owner”) of the Property encumbered thereby, which is described below (the “Property”).
COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 10-248; Original Grantor(s): Chadwick Estates, LLC; Original Beneficiary(ies): Community Banks of Colorado Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: Community Banks of Colorado
Request for Proposal (RFP) #207; Appraisal Services for Yampa Valley Regional Airport (YVRA)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN of a public hearing before the Board of Trustees of the Town of Oak Creek, Colorado, at 7 o’clock p.m. on March 10, 2011, at the Oak Creek Town Hall, 129 Nancy Crawford Boulevard, Oak Creek, Colorado, for the purpose of considering the adoption of an ordinance at second and final reading to repeal and reenact by reference the Oak Creek Land Use Code.
All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the personal representative or to the District Court of Routt, County, Colorado located at 1955 Shield Drive, Steamboat Springs, Colorado on or before June 7, 2011, or the claims may be forever barred.
COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 10-049 Original Grantor(s): Shayna Sutherin and Bradley R. Cooke Original Beneficiary(ies): Vectra Bank Colorado, NA.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL #206; DIGITAL RECORDING SYSTEM ROUTT COUNTY, COLORADO The Routt County Board of Commissioners is accepting proposals for a digital recording system.
NOTICE is hereby given that the Catamount Metropolitan District (“District”) of Routt County, Colorado, will make final payment at 34035 East US Hwy 40, Steamboat, Colorado, on March 2, 2011 at the hour of 9:00 a.m. to Holmquist-Lorenz Construction Company, of 2667 Copper Ridge Circle, Steamboat Springs, Colorado for all work done by said Contractor(s) in construction work performed on the Catamount Maintenance Shop and Office Building.
COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 10-254; Original Grantor(s): Bruce C. Tweeten Original Beneficiary(ies): Steamboat Gmac Real Estate And Steamboat Home Mort Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: Chase Home Finance LLC
COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 10-273; Original Grantor(s): Steamboat Grand Partners, LLC; Original Beneficiary(ies): Texas Community Bank, N.A.
DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION PUBLIC HEARING APPEAL: Clocktower Commercial Condominiums Units C1, C2 & C3 (The Powder Room) #COU-10-01
COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 10-260; Original Grantor(s): Edward J. Mooney and Lauren F. Mooney Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for CitiMortgage, Inc., Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: CitiMortgage, Inc.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL #203; SIX MOTOR GRADERS 2011; ROUTT COUNTY, COLORADO. The Routt County Board of Commissioners is accepting proposals from qualified vendors six new, unused, current model of the latest design in production tandem drive and/or 6 wheel drive, articulated frame motor grader.
COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 10-280; Original Grantor(s): C. Joseph Ramos Original Beneficiary(ies): First State Bank of Altus Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: 2010-1 RADC/CADC Venture, LLC
PUBLIC NOTICE The Board of County Commissioners of Routt County is seeking proposals to lease oil, gas and other mineral interests owned by Routt County located in or under the land described as follows:
COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 10-282; Original Grantor(s): Melanie A Dailey Original Beneficiary(ies): Bank of America, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: Bank of America, N.A.
The petition requests that the name of Bryan Michael Barbaley be changed to Bryan Michael Joyce.
Saturday, February 12
This wasn’t the end to the regular season the Steamboat Springs High School hockey team had in mind. The squad lost its second lopsided game in as many days, falling to 13-5 on the season after an 8-3 loss Saturday at Standley Lake.
Soroco High School senior Ceanna Rossi scored 17 points Saturday, helping her Rams past Meeker, 61-45. Rossi also grabbed 10 rebounds, rounding out one of the best games of her career as the team bounced back from a hard loss Friday night against Hayden.
The Soroco High School boys basketball team hung with Meeker through most of the first half of Saturday’s game, trailing just 21-18 with 2 minutes, 13 seconds remaining in the first half. The Cowboys used the next 10 minutes to put the Rams away, however, sending Soroco to a 70-37 defeat.
Sports talking heads sometimes suggest it’s good for a high-quality team to lose a game before the season-ending tournament, that a loss can allow the team to refocus. Hayden High School boys basketball coach Mike Luppes said that wasn’t the plan, but it quickly became one after the squad was upset on Saturday, 53-52, at West Grand.
The Tigers struggled today with a West Grand squad that has limped though the season. They managed to defeat the Mustangs, however, 50-37.
After the team claimed a tight must-win game Friday night, the playoff hopes for the Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team took a blow today as the squad dropped a game to Delta.
The high school basketball state playoffs are less than two weeks away, and the Sailors are hoping they can ride their hot streak to the tournament. The Sailors showed no signs of letting up as they torched Delta on Saturday, winning 74-46.
The Sailors girls basketball team never lost its composure during a four-minute scoring drought in the second quarter, and made key free throws down the stretch to defeat Palisade, 49-44, on Friday night.
The Soroco High School girls had hoped for a measure of revenge Friday night, the Rams figuring four solid quarters against Hayden would give the team a victory when last month two solid quarters gave them a fat half-time lead. Soroco didn’t play any solid quarters, however, and could do little to hang with a Tigers team playing on Senior Night intent on showing it remained the team to beat in Class 2A basketball in Routt County.
It was Senior Night for the Hayden boys basketball team Friday, and senior Graig Medvesk made his special. Although his Tigers turned to the bench often, Medvesk was in long enough to score a game-high 21 points, and that was more than enough to push Hayden’s star over 1,000 career points as the Tigers rolled over Soroco, 65-46.
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Routt County school lunch menus for Feb. 14 to 18
Kit Croop came off the bench to score a career-high 15 points, and the Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball team imposed its will on Palisade for a 42-27 win in Kelly Meek Gymnasium on Friday night. The win reversed an earlier 47-44 loss to the Bulldogs and solidified Steamboat’s hold on second place in the Western Slope League standings.
Late goals help No. 3-ranked team pass Sailors hockey team, 4-1
Lance Ostrom’s goal just more than two minutes into the third period gave hope to the Steamboat Springs High School hockey team in its showdown with No. 3 Chatfield on Friday night at Howelsen Ice Arena. But the rally was short-lived. Chatfield went on to defeat the hometown Sailors, 4-1.
COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 10-225 Original Grantor(s): Jeremy Kassib and Alexandra Kassib Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Cherry Creek Mortgage Co., Inc.
Several local women of all ages, professions and personalities will have the chance to be open about their bodies and sexuality when they read the “The Vagina Monologues” during the first celebration of V-Day Steamboat Springs.
Steamboat Symphony Orchestra event offers evening of dancing
While riding the gondola at Steamboat Ski Area last week, Steamboat Symphony Orchestra violinist Teresa Steffen Greenlee offered one nugget of advice for the teenage boys: Learn to dance. That’s because someday they might be invited to an event like the Steamboat Symphony Orchestra Winter Soiree.
Formed in 1979, this skate punk, funky ska outfit known as Fishbone still is hitting stages across the world with live shows of unparalleled energy. Frantic, euphoric and frenzied with a touch of social commentary. The group plays at 9 p.m. at Ghost Ranch Saloon. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.
30 years later, I return to sidelines
My assignment to cover Steamboat Springs High School boys and girls hoops Friday night lit a big fat nostalgia bomb for me. I spent nine years split into two stints covering sports for the weekly Steamboat Pilot.
It’s been years since the process began, and the Oak Creek Town Board could be a month away from approving its updated land-use code. At its biweekly meeting Thursday night, the Town Board approved, 6-0, a first reading of the code and held its final public hearing on the matter.
Friday, February 11
As city explores economic development, Honey Stinger expands
At least one well-known local business owner isn’t holding his breath to see what economic development policies city officials may or may not craft in Centennial Hall. “I don’t follow any of that stuff, to be honest,” Bill Gamber said Thursday. “I’m too busy.” Stopping by the BAP house and Honey Stinger hive to chat with Gamber sheds an interesting light on the City Council economic development discussions, which have remained largely theoretical and “in the clouds,” as Councilman Jon Quinn noted last month.
Girls, boys teams finish first at Howelsen
Home hill advantage paid off for the Sailors today as they took out opponents on Howelsen Hill. The girls and the boys teams finished in the top spot.
There have yet to be any big breaks in the investigation of the Jan. 22 Strawberry Park Hot Springs armed robbery, Undersheriff Ray Birch said Saturday.
Commissioner will need physical therapy also after crash Tuesday
County Manager Tom Sullivan reported today that Routt County Commissioner Nancy Stahoviak was due to be taken sometime during the day to Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver where she was to undergo shoulder replacement surgery. Stahoviak, a wheelchair user, suffered multiple injuries Tuesday morning when the van she was a passenger in lost control while traveling north on Colorado Highway 131 and turned onto its side.
98th annual Winter Carnival street events results
Steamboat Springs moguls skier Michael Degrandis capped off a banner week in Park City, Utah, with a second-place finish Thursday in a NorAm event. Degrandis finished fourth on Wednesday in a single moguls event and followed that up with another strong skiing performance in Thursday’s singles event.
Runners encouraged to love the run they’re with this weekend
The third race of the winter version of the Steamboat Springs Running Series will pay tribute to Valentine’s Day, but make no mistake: This event is more about strengthening the heart than warming it. The Love the Run You’re With is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Sunday.
The Soroco wrestling team should have a good opportunity today and Saturday to send multiple wrestlers to state. With a week off, the Rams were able to heal and prep for one of Class 2A’s toughest regions.
Throughout the rebuilding of Steamboat’s wrestling program, coach Shane Yeager never has been as excited for the regional wrestling meet as he is this year. The Sailors will field six wrestlers for today and Saturday’s meet at Mesa State College in Grand Junction. The meet begins with weigh-ins at 10 a.m. today.
The season begins anew today for Hayden Tigers wrestling team, with Hayden healthier than it has been and eyeing the state wrestling tournament Feb. 17 to 19 in Denver. Hayden, along with Soroco, begins the regional wrestling meet at 6 p.m. today in Palisade.
The Soroco boys basketball team faces perhaps the toughest stretch of a schedule that’s already left the young team bruised. They will travel to meet rival Hayden tonight and then will face Meeker at home Saturday. The Rams girls team also has been eager to get another shot at Hayden after playing well against the Tigers for only half of their previous meeting.
Going on three decades as a touring, recording musician, folk-rock singer-songwriter Martin Sexton still maintains his original, neo-soul rhythms with gospel funkiness. He uses his entire body as an instrument, from scatting to beatboxing. He plays at 9 p.m. today at Ghost Ranch Saloon.
Hayden boys and girls basketball teams are set to take on rival Soroco at home. The teams will then head to West Grand to play at 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
Steamboat Springs High School's Alpine ski team wraps up regular season today with a slalom event at Howelsen. The Hockey team will take on No. 3 Chatfield at home today, and then hope for a win against Standley Lake on Saturday. The boys and girls basketball teams are set to placve against Palisade today and then Delta on Saturday.
The classically trained jazz musicians turned rockers comprising Hot Soup will warm up The Tugboat Grill & Pub this weekend with shows tonight and Saturday. Both events start at about 9:30 p.m. and cost $5 at the door.
Dada Nabhaniilananda will be in Steamboat Springs this weekend performing a multimedia concert today and leading a meditation and kiirtan (chanting) workshop Saturday. The concert is at 7:30 p.m. today, and tickets are $15. The workshop is from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Christie Ginanni Stepan is watching her concept of home evolve before her eyes. The three-year Steamboat resident, through her printmaking and mixed-media art, has found herself exploring the physical and emotional manifestations of shelter and comfort.
Groups work to ensure confidential information is protected
Information technology is moving at a much faster pace than is the legislation to protect how that information may be shared or disseminated. The recent release of highly sensitive documents through the WikiLeaks website illustrates the vulnerability of confidential information and the potential damage that security failure can cause. In a sense, the WikiLeaks documents were a wallet lying on the sidewalk.
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Auditions for a musical film for middle-school-age actors are from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday at Steamboat Springs Middle School. All talents are welcome; each participant will have one minute.
A Routt County Jail inmate is facing more than a DUI charge after a jailer said he hit him in the nose with a dinner plate. Colorado State Patrol arrested Matthew Justin Jakeway, 30, of Denver, on Tuesday evening on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.
Facts of Rodeman case still to be determined at April trial
A U.S. District Court judge ruled Wednesday that former Oak Creek Police Department officer Erik Foster didn’t use excessive force when he used a Taser to subdue the town’s former mayor, Kathy “Cargo” Rodeman, during a 2008 arrest.
Like so many of us, Jenna Erickson had fallen in love with Steamboat Springs and made it her home. She worked two jobs, loved being outdoors, gave selflessly of her time to volunteer with Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports and had a boyfriend. She would have turned 23 on Saturday. Instead, her family and friends will mourn her death during a service in Maryland.
Housing Authority votes, 6-1, on Thursday to move ahead with ballot question
The Yampa Valley Housing Authority’s board of directors voted, 6-1, on Thursday to go to the voters in fall with a property tax proposal that would generate about $395,000 a year. Board members say the new tax would provide sufficient funding to support the Housing Authority’s annual operations, expand counseling for families struggling to find affordable housing, bolster a down payment loan fund and set aside funds for future projects.
Lawmaker ends sponsorship
State Rep. Randy Baumgardner has backed off his sponsorship of an Arizona-style crackdown on illegal immigration because he worries it would cost taxpayers if it is challenged in court. Baumgardner, R-Hot Sulphur Springs, said he would ask fellow lawmakers to effectively kill the bill. It has been laid over until Monday in committee.
Craig resident Paula Sadvar said she was recently moved to action. “I saw a picture of that cute little boy and I said, ‘I have to do something,’” Sadvar said. “I have no idea who this little boy is, but God does.” Sadvar was speaking of Landon Hatcher, a 10-month-old baby from Craig who was recently hospitalized with a brain tumor.
Thursday, February 10
Steamboat Springs Police Department Detective Jerry Stabile said Kim Dallett Murrah had worked at Southside Station for several years and became disgruntled.
Minor damage, no injuries during house fire in Routt County
Emergency responders were dispatched at 12:36 a.m. today to the 28700 block of Grouse Greek Park Road. Lt. Michael Arce said they were able to put out the fire quickly because the homeowner worked to contain it before they arrived.
A tennis clinic and jewelry show to benefit the Tasaru Girls Rescue Centre in Narok, Kenya, is from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs.
A day of adventure in honor of Jenna Gruben Morrill starts with a yoga class at 7:30 a.m. at the Yoga Center of Steamboat. Participants will then meet at 11 a.m. at Stock Bridge Transit Center to carpool to Steamboat Lake for skinning to Hahn’s Peak, skate skiing and snowshoeing. The day will end with a meal at Steamboat Lake Outfitters.
After missing the fall high school season with a back injury, Steamboat Springs High School junior Jamey Swiggart showed signs that he is back to 100 percent, winning the Lynmar Junior Indoor Open Championships in Colorado Springs on Monday.
The Hayden High School boys basketball team continued its quest for the No. 1 district tournament seed Tuesday, easily dispatching Vail Mountain, 84-41.
Bike ride will bring 2,000 cyclists to town
Ride the Rockies organizers announced Sunday that Steamboat will serve as a host community for the 2011 ride. The ride will travel the 80 miles between Edwards and Steamboat on June 14 over Yellow Jacket Pass.
Saturday’s Diva’s Day women-only event to benefit the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council starts with yoga at 6:45 a.m. and then powers through Zumba at Elevation Dance Studio and more before winding down at about 5 p.m. with wine and sushi.
1:53 a.m. Officers helped Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue emergency responders with a 65-year-old man having chest pains.
A final public hearing in the process of updating Oak Creek’s land-use code is scheduled for the Town Board’s meeting tonight.
The case against Kayla Dawn Barker, the woman who police say stole nearly $70,000 from her employer, has been continued until 8:30 a.m. March 9.
Routt County Judge James Garrecht on Wednesday refused to lower the $100,000 bail set for a man accused of trying to disarm two Steamboat Springs Police Department officers and assaulting one of them.
Air quality monitors on top of the Routt County Courthouse in downtown Steamboat Springs on Wednesday recorded an average of 14.5 micrograms of particulate matter per cubic foot of Yampa Valley air. In other words, Routt County environmental health officials say, the air up there is pretty darn fair.
Colorado blues musician John-Alex Mason will be on hand for a “world boogie” event tonight at Old Town Pub. The show, which is $5 at the door, is the first of four Colorado release parties for the album “Jook Joint Thunderclap.”
Event to benefit the Steamboat Springs Nordic Council
Whether they just want to rub skis with a world champion or actually entertain thoughts of upsetting the 2010 Olympic Nordic Combined silver medalist, cross-country skiers of all ages and abilities get their shot at knocking off Todd Lodwick.
Wednesday, February 9
22-year-old was killed in a car accident near Steamboat
Jenna Erickson, 22, was killed in a car crash Saturday night on U.S. Highway 40 just west of Steamboat. The Crofton, Md., native would have turned 23 this weekend. Instead, her family will hold a funeral for her in Maryland.
Racers will spend two nights in town in June
Ride the Rockies organizers announced Sunday that Steamboat will serve as a host community for the 2011 ride. The ride will travel the 80 miles between Edwards and Steamboat on June 14 over Yellow Jacket Pass. The next day, riders will do the 52-mile loop on Twentymile Road.
City was trucking in snow for Winter Carnival as storm started
Steamboat Springs Public Works Director Philo Shelton said Wednesday that snow removal crews were out around the clock this week trying to recover from a double whammy: snowstorms and Winter Carnival.
The Hayden High School boys basketball team continued its quest for the No. 1 district tournament seed Tuesday, easily dispatching Vail Mountain, 84-41. The Tigers, now 14-1, have rarely been challenged this season and continued that trend Tuesday. Hayden was slowed in the first half, however, when sophomore forward Jorge Valdez went down with a knee injury.
Steamboat Springs’ lodging capacity is projected to reach 69 percent with 9,500 visitors Saturday, according to the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association’s weekly lodging barometer. That number of visitors would be a decrease from the corresponding weekend in 2010, when lodging reached 89 percent capacity with 12,300 people coming to Steamboat.
Steamboat Springs High School has announced winners of the student sculpture contest, which took place Friday during the 98th annual Winter Carnival.
Adult B league soccer standings and scores for Feb. 1
Adult A league soccer standings and scores for Feb. 3
Several Steamboat Nordic skiers registered top finishes Saturday at the Alley Loop Nordic Marathon in Crested Butte.
Recently minted U.S. Ski Team member and Steamboat Springs moguls skier Brittany Loweree won a dual moguls event at the first NorAm of the season Friday in Calgary, Alberta.
Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club moguls skier Brad Hoefer picked up a pair of podium finishes, the first of his career, at a Rocky Mountain Division event last weekend at frigid Arapahoe Basin.
Vail Christian turned a relatively tight game early in the second quarter into a blowout, running away with an 83-46 win.
With a 51-26 win Tuesday against Vail Christian, the Soroco High School girls basketball team has set itself up for another huge cross-county showdown with Hayden on Friday.
Steamboat Springs outscored Eagle Valley, 13-4, in the fourth quarter Tuesday to get out of Gypsum with a 41-28 win.
Steamboat earns win vs. Eagle Valley
Someone really ought to add the Steamboat Springs boys basketball defense to the list of life’s inevitables alongside death and taxes. The Sailors smothered Eagle Valley on Tuesday night, 43-25, in Gypsum.
The second ice age is upon us! The snow is piling up, another arctic blast is bearing down, and the only reasonable course of action seems to be to stay inside and bake endless batches of chocolate chip cookies. Or count the nanoseconds until Girl Scout cookies arrive.
A team of nine Routt County Search and Rescue volunteers helped three lost snowmobilers who were stuck in North Routt County on Monday night.
Yampatika is accepting applications for three summer internships for high school and college students until March 18.
The Education Fund Board will hear first readings tonight for technology and capital funding requests totaling a little more than $1.4 million.
1:22 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers helped a driver whose pickup was in a ditch at Mount Werner Road and Steamboat Boulevard.
We are seeing many red hearts these days because Valentine’s Day is around the corner, but did you know that February is also American Heart Month? The best gift you can give your loved ones and yourself is loving care toward your heart.
One of the major problems with the classification of Colorado high school sports (“Crucial change for prep lacrosse,” Feb. 7 Steamboat Today) is that the Christian high schools have the ability to recruit athletically and academically throughout the entire Denver area while high schools such as Steamboat Springs do not have that opportunity. Additionally, they can provide monetary scholarships for students to attend their school. Further, students in a school district that has more than one high school can attend the school of their choice.
I’ve always been concerned about the role of the Yampa Valley Housing Authority, but never more so than now. When I moved to Steamboat, what I needed was an affordable rental, and that is what affordable housing is. It is not our duty as a society to make sure everyone can own a home. That is reserved for those hard-working people who can give up those things they don’t need in order to own their own home, and that home may not be in downtown Steamboat.
My wife and I sat at the end of Maple Street watching the Winter Carnival Night Extravaganza, and with the firework booms echoing from everywhere, a dog came trotting up Maple Street headed toward Spring Creek canyon. A short while later, another dog came by in the same direction, alone, moving away from Howelsen Hill. Then another dog, and after a bit, another.
When considering the green movement as a whole, there are two main reasons why it cannot make true progress. The first is a lack of understanding of the guidelines for being green, and the second is the green movement does not fit a capitalist consumer-based economic system.
Love ’em or debate ’em, the nine Steamboat Springs Transit steel-and-glass transit shelters are now distinctive downtown fixtures. A celebration of the shelters’ installation begins at 4 p.m. Friday at the Artists’ Gallery of Steamboat.
We like to think of ourselves as a hardy lot here in Routt County, and it’s often deserved. We’re buried under snow for half of each year, and it never stops us from going about our daily business. Superintendent Shalee Cunningham made the call to cancel school Feb. 2. It was the right decision.
Wild West Wednesdays, a new weekly event that pulls together businesses and entertainment venues in the mountain village for an afternoon of art, music, drinks, snacks and retail deals, kicks off today.
The Routt County Board of Commissioners approved an oil and gas drilling permit Tuesday that has implications for how far local governments can go when balancing the region’s energy needs with the goal of protecting critical wildlife habitat.
Kellogg remains in custody on suspicion of hiring hitman
Part-time Steamboat Springs resident Brooks Kellogg remains in custody after a judge’s recent ruling denied, for the second time, his request for bail and release ahead of his murder-for-hire trial scheduled to begin March 7 at U.S. District Court in Denver.
Tuesday, February 8
Local Verizon retailers plan to sell iPhone in near future
AT&T flipped the switch today on enhanced service for Steamboat Springs wireless users, beginning activation of its 3G mobile broadband service. A spokeswoman said the service upgrade currently is limited to Steamboat.
After days of sub-zero temperatures, broken water pipes and cars that wouldn’t start, skiers felt a reprieve and celebrated the 300-inch milestone Tuesday at Steamboat Ski Area.
Doug Monger, a Routt County Commissioner and Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado Board chairman, contends “nobody” currently has energy consumers’ pocketbooks in mind. That’s why Monger said AGNC, which is made up of several Northwest Colorado governments including Moffat County, supports a recently introduced bill that would make at least one state agency pay more attention to the impact its actions have on energy consumers.
Nancy Stahoviak hospitalized with broken bones, county manager says
Nancy Stahoviak was involved in a car wreck on Colorado Highway 131 Tuesday morning, County Manager Tom Sullivan said. Stahoviak sustained broken bones in the crash. The crash occurred at mile marker 63, about four miles south of Routt County Road 14.
Winter storm warning expired at 11 a.m.
As of 5 a.m., 14 inches had fallen in the past 24 hours at mid-mountain, and 16 inches had fallen at the summit. Since then, 2 more inches has fallen at each location, according to the report. A winter storm warning from the National Weather Service expired at 11 a.m.
If you were impressed with the performance of the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night and consider them a favorite to repeat as Super Bowl champs in 2012, as I do, perhaps you should consider becoming an owner — of the team.
Former Olympic ski jumper died suddenly on Saturday
Family and friends of two-time Olympian Chris McNeill remembered him Monday as a loving family man who always gave 110 percent and encouraged those around him with his ever-present desire to learn. Those who were closest to the family still were in shock Monday after the sudden death of 56-year-old McNeill.
Board to discuss proposed well near grouse habitat
The Routt County Board of Commissioners will hear a request today for a permit to drill an exploratory oil and gas well on a portion of Wolf Mountain Ranch that is under a conservation easement with The Nature Conservancy. County Commissioner Diane Mitsch Bush said Monday the proposed well pad is within six-tenths of a mile of a sensitive sage grouse lek.
It’s still hard for me to think that before 1995, there were only nine planets known to exist in the universe, and all of them orbited the sun. It was then that astronomers announced the discovery of a new planet orbiting a distant sun-like star named 51 Pegasi.
Steamboat Springs High School senior Matt O’Donnell knew he wanted to attend college, but he didn’t know anything about the application process that would determine where he might end up. That has changed. Colorado Student Care prepares students for post-secondary education by offering services that include test preparation, tutoring and scholarship search assistance.
12:54 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers contacted two people who were wrestling in the 700 block of Lincoln Avenue. Police said they were playing around and everything was fine.
The Bud Werner Memorial Library continues the Guys Read book club for boys, ages 9 and older, and a parent is optional (moms are allowed).
Steamboat Springs High School this week released its first-semester honor roll.
Group is hosting coffee meeting for would-be volunteers Wednesday
A local school counselor is expanding her child advocacy efforts into the courtroom and seeking interested volunteers who, like her, want to help abused and neglected youths.
School Board approves 401K contribution for superintendent
Steamboat Springs School District Superintendent Shalee Cunningham is getting a raise. The School Board voted, 3-2, on Monday night in favor of giving Cunningham a 401K contribution of $3,465. The contribution is equal in percentage to the raises provided to other district administrators during Cunningham’s tenure.
Monday, February 7
Orton parcel’s $755,000 cost deepening city’s reserve spending
As the city prepares to close on an Emerald Mountain parcel, the reserve spending required for the purchase and Steamboat Springs’ shrinking capital improvements fund is creating some trepidation in City Hall. Spending money on the 586 acres could significantly reduce the amount of funds available for future capital improvement projects.
By the time the storm leaves the area about midday Tuesday, there could be a foot of snow in downtown Steamboat and between 1 and 2 feet of new snow at the Steamboat Ski Area.
Senior maintains perfect record as the team prepares for regionals
Hayden High School senior Treyben Letlow stood out for one final time on the wrestling mat before he began his quest to claim a second consecutive Class 2A state championship. In going 5-0, he proved he’s as ready as he’s been all season.
Rolf Wilson surpassed his previous best during Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival event
Rolf Wilson has been the king of Steamboat Springs’ annual Winter Carnival Pro Alpine Flying Championships for most of the past decade. He set world gelande records leaping from Howelsen Hill’s largest jump on four of those victories, and Sunday, he did it again.
Flowers, candy and marketing aside, Valentine’s Day is a time to think about those we love and, perhaps, relationships we’d like to make stronger. The bond between a grandchild and their grandparent is one that, with time and attention, rewards the child and adult.
An honest assessment: Team state championships in Steamboat Springs are a dying breed. That may not be what people want to hear, but ever since Steamboat Springs High School entered Class 4A, the Sailors have been at a disadvantage.
12:52 a.m. Police were called to a report of an intoxicated person in the 1800 block of Ski Time Square Drive. Everything was fine.
The third annual College Goal Sunday, a national program that provides free assistance for families who want to apply for financial aid, is from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Colorado Northwestern Community College in Craig.
The Steamboat Springs School Board will consider amending Superintendent Shalee Cunningham’s contract, a bond fund expenditure and authorizing negotiations for property the district owns in Clark when it meets tonight.
Christina Oxley, executive director of the Craig Chamber of Commerce, has tried for the last several years to book the governor for her organization’s annual State of the County event. On Thursday, she got her wish when Gov. John Hickenlooper’s staff confirmed he will be the keynote speaker for the event. “Going into it, it was something we really believed was a long shot,” Oxley said. “Getting a Colorado governor not just over to the Western Slope, but in the northwest corner, rural Colorado, has been a challenge.”
Hospital food. The words hardly conjure up thoughts of fine dining — though one would hope that of all places, hospitals serve healthy meals. Yampa Valley Medical Center already has a great reputation for its healthy and tasty cuisine. Now, we will take menus to a new level as we join the Meatless Monday Movement, starting today.
Search and Rescue reach pair early Sunday on Forest Service Road 42
Rescue crews found a man and woman from North Routt County cold but unhurt early Sunday morning, after a stuck snowmobile caused the two to take a long, dark hike to an area with cell phone coverage.
Driving down the road into town last week when it was 40 below zero, I felt sorry for the poor horses and livestock and wild animals that had to stay outside in this frigid weather. Then I began wondering about some new trees and perennials I put in the garden last year. I’m sure many of us are wondering how our gardens will survive when temperatures drop below the norms for our Zone 4 area.
County Agenda for Feb. 7 and 8
Tentative date set for Jon Roberts
Jon Roberts is progressing rapidly in his recovery from a Jan. 2 skiing accident. Roberts likely will return home to Steamboat Springs for outpatient treatment after release from Denver's Craig Hospital.
Sunday, February 6
Perched atop her father’s shoulders, 2-year-old Parker Pappas had a great view of her first Diamond Hitch Parade on Sunday, during the 98th annual Winter Carnival. From that vantage point, Parker was able to see the horse-drawn sleighs of parade participants. She said seeing the horses was her favorite part. The 84th Diamond Hitch Parade was preceded by street events, which started at 9 a.m. on the snow-covered Lincoln Avenue.
The 2011 FIS Freestyle mogul World Championships wrapped up Saturday in Deer Valley, Utah, with three Steamboat skiers notching top-10 finishes.
Steamboat Springs Alpine ski racer Anna Marno wrapped up her first Junior World Championships on Saturday in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, by finishing 23rd in a super G event.
The Steamboat Springs High School basketball games scheduled for Saturday in Eagle Valley were postponed because of the weather.
The Steamboat Springs High School girls Nordic ski team was able to just nip Middle Park on Saturday at a 5-kilometer classic race in Leadville, winning the girls portion of the race.
Finally, Steamboat Springs High School hockey coach Jeff Ruff just simplified it: All the lines scored Saturday at Dakota Ridge. Besides, when your team wins 11-0, it can be tough to remember who scored.
The Soroco boys basketball team’s struggles against teams that play man defense continued Saturday against West Grand, as the Rams’ slow first half doomed the team. Soroco had just one field goal and 15 points in the first half, eventually falling, 51-33.
Soroco High School girls basketball team turned an 8-point halftime lead into an easy 53-37 win against West Grand on Saturday. The Rams struggled mightily in the first half and first quarter particularly, shooting just 8 of 40 from the field.
The Colorado High School Activities Association decided in January that, starting in spring 2013, lacrosse will be divided into two classifications, 4A and 5A. The split will be at 1,410 students, with smaller powerhouses being able to petition to move up and newer, struggling programs allowed to petition to move down.
It doesn’t get any better than this. On Friday morning, hundreds of young skiers showed up at the base of Steamboat Ski Area to take part in a ski race. The miniature Lindsay Vonns and Ted Ligetys dressed the part, with colorful helmets covered with cartoon characters, stickers and ribbons.
The Hayden boys basketball team was a little too hot a little too often Saturday for Paonia, winning a nearly defenseless game to take a big step toward locking up the league title and the No. 1 seed in the district tournament.
Paonia’s fast and efficient proved more valuable than Hayden’s tall and experienced as Hayden lost, 63-48, on Saturday. That was the rule of the game. The Tigers pieced together a strong surge in the third quarter, but the Eagles were too good before and after.
COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 10-274, Original Grantor(s): Shawn M. Sills Original Beneficiary(ies): First State Bank of Altus Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: 2010-1 RADC/CADC Venture, LLC Date of Deed of Trust: 5/11/2007
Carl Howelsen probably never imagined that bicycles would be tearing down the ski area that in 1917 would be named after him, but after 20 years of bike races down the snow-covered hill, it is clear cycling has become as much of a tradition as skiing in Steamboat Springs.
Lifetime banker, former mayor died Thursday at age 82
Irlan W. Neas was a lifetime Steamboat Springs banker who helped three generations of Steamboat families buy automobiles and made it easy for cattle ranchers to add to their herds. His place in Steamboat history, though, likely was earned during his six-year tenure in the late 1960s as the mayor of Steamboat. Neas died Thursday in Steamboat at age 82.
City Council, planning hearings for senior living facility to begin in March
The developers of the proposed Casey’s Pond Senior Living project said last week that they expect their new continuous care facility just off Walton Creek Road to cost $38 million and to create as many as 50 new jobs. “We’re creating a lot of skilled jobs,” principal Phil Shapiro said Wednesday. “There are so many positive attributes to our project.”
CRAWFORD ADDITION TO STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, LOT 14-16 #MA-11-01 Let it be known to all interested parties that a request for the development application described below has been filed in the office of the Steamboat Springs Department of Planning & Community Development: Applicant: John Ford, c/o Yampa Valley Engineering, P.O. Box 772192, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477 (970) 870-9229 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Location of Development:635 Larimer Street Type of Application: Minor Adjustment General Description: Minor Adjustment to permit an addition to the existing single-family dwelling that encroaches 1 foot 6 inches into the side setback along Larimer Street.
Applicant:Scandinavian Lodge Homeowners Association, c/o Mark Wilson, Pioneer Ridge Management, 675 Snapdragon Way, Suite 100, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 (970) 879-0517 Location of Development: 2883 Burgess Creek Road Type of Application: Final Plat General Description: Final plat to amend the airspace map for the Scandinavian Lodge Project Planner: Jason K. Peasley, City Planner (970) 871-8229 E-mail: email@example.com.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an application has been presented to the Town of Hayden, Colorado seeking approval of a Minor Subdivision known as Creek View Phase 2. Creek View Phase 2 is a replat of the western portion of the Creek View Subdivision to create 3 lots and vacate/establish certain easements created with the original plat of Creek View in 2006. The Minor Subdivision supports the condominium buildings already on this western portion of the property and future development on Lot 3 per the approved Site Plan.
ACTIVITY #: PP2011-003 PETITIONER: RYAN WOOD PETITION: Special Use Permit for Guest Ranch Let it be known to all interested parties that the petition cited above has been filed in the office of the Routt County Planning Commission pursuant to the Zoning and Subdivision Regulations of Routt County as adopted on March 7, 1972, and as amended.
ACTIVITY #: PX2011-001 PETITIONER: ROSE RANCH, LLC PETITION: Request for Statutory Subdivision Exemption under CRS 30-28-101 (d) Let it be known to all interested parties that the petition cited above has been filed in the office of the Routt County Planning Commission pursuant to the Zoning and Subdivision. Regulations of Routt County as adopted on March 7, 1972, and as amended. Said petition shall be heard by the Board of County Commissioners on 02/22/2011 in the Routt County Commissioners Hearing Room, Historic Courthouse, 522 Lincoln Avenue, Steamboat Springs, CO commencing at the hour of
ORDINANCE NO. 2011-01 AN ORDINANCE REPEALING AND REENACTING WITH AMENDMENTS, TITLE 14, SECTIONS 2.E.2, 2.E.3, AND 2.E.4, ONLY OF THE YAMPA MUNICIPAL CODE PERTAINING TO WATER AND SEWER RATES
Jumps at downtown Steamboat Springs ski area allow 1st-timers chance to fly
Ask the experienced ski jumpers of Steamboat Springs about their thoughts the first time they took flight, and you’re not likely to get much of a response. However, the first time I went off a ski jump was Thursday night under the lights at Howelsen Hill, training ground for Olympians and, for one night, a scared sports reporter.
I’ve been trying to make sense of the stunning fall of my beloved Kansas State Wildcats men’s basketball team. Ranked No. 3 in the country to start the season, the Cats were picked by 10 of the 11 possible coaches to win the Big 12. Somehow, considering all that made me think of my time in Steamboat Springs.
A collision between a Chevrolet Suburban and an Alpine Taxi on Saturday afternoon near Yampa Valley Regional Airport sent two people in the Suburban to the hospital with injuries not considered life threatening.
As a fellow school administrator in Routt County, I commend Shalee Cunningham and her staff for making a difficult call Wednesday regarding the cold temperatures.
12:56 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers contacted a citizen in the 1800 block of Ski Time Square Drive. Officers issued a warning.
We are very disappointed with Steamboat Springs City Council’s vote on Walgreens.
On Feb. 28, Congress will decide whether to extend some provisions of the Patriot Act. The Patriot Act authorizes the FBI to obtain secret orders to search any business or organization, including bookstores and libraries, whenever it is seeking records that are “relevant” to a national security investigation, including the records of people who are not suspected of criminal conduct. It is time to get this act repealed and regain our rights and liberties.
On Jan. 27, a shipping container, filled with donated goods, left Steamboat and is on its way to Mauritania, Africa, for my village, Sorimiale.
The following is a list of people booked into the Routt County Jail on suspicion of the listed charges. The arresting agency is listed in parentheses.
Happy birthday wishes to Brandon Shipman and Mindy Yoast. Special birthday wishes to brother and sister, Chris Brookshire and Rick Villa. Also a special happy birthday to Dean Cork who is serving in Afghanistan.
Sympathies to the family and friends of Lela Spencer who passed away at the Doak Walker Care Center.
Annie Grubbs to accept award in Denver
Annie Grubbs wrote on her Steamboat Springs Community Youth Corps application three years ago that she wanted to appreciate the world and make a difference. Grubbs, 16, was chosen from among 60 local youths to receive the Corpsmember of the Year award.
Real estate transactions for Jan. 28 to Feb. 3
Routt County’s 2010 real estate totals received a year-end boost thanks to some notable high-end sales in December. Bruce Carta, of Land Title Guarantee Co., reported that December’s dollar volume of $54.3 million was the highest monthly total of 2010, just eclipsing March, and got it done with the second lowest number of transactions.
A downtown Steamboat Springs property that was the site of a duplex fire in August 2010 is under contract to be sold. The National Federal Mortgage Association, commonly referred to as Fannie Mae, had recently reduced the price of the 0.16-acre property at the corner of Fourth and Oak streets to $314,900.
One of the most important roles Colorado Mountain College’s Alpine Campus can play is providing relevant work force training to residents. The planned addition of a two-year associate degree program in culinary arts for the Steamboat Springs campus could be a fantastic fit for our resort community.
COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 10-182, Original Grantor(s): Paul E. Hostetler AKA Paul Hostetler, Original Beneficiary(ies): Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
The Steamboat Springs Board of Adjustment will not hold a meeting on February 17, 2011. The next regular meeting is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, March 17, 2011
All persons owning, possessing, or controlling taxable personal property with a total actual value greater than $5,500 (per owner, per county) on January 1, 2011, are required to report the personal property to the assessor by April 15, 2011. Personal Property Declaration Schedules have been mailed to every person, business, or company known to own, possess, or control taxable personal property in the county. Non-receipt of a declaration schedule DOES NOT excuse taxpayers from declaring taxable personal property to the assessor. If you have not received a declaration schedule and own personal property with an actual value greater than $5,500, contact the assessor's office at (970)870-5544.
PROPOSED ORDINANCE: An ordinance amending sections of the City Sales & Use Tax Code to improve clarity and consistency, to capitalize defined terms, and to correct spelling or typographical errors. PROPOSED ORDINANCE: First Supplemental Budget Appropriation Ordinance of 2011. Supplemental revenue as follows: $193,856.07 General Fund, railroad crossing escrow funds; $276,000 General Fund, Revolving Loan fund reserves. $469,856.07 Community Housing Fund via transfer from the General Fund.
ORDINANCE: 2369 An ordinance approving a Land Management Agreement between the City of Steamboat Springs and Howelsen Emerald Park, Inc., a Colorado non-profit corporation; authorizing execution of the agreement; providing for severability; and providing an effective date.
CASEY'S POND SUBDIVISION PARCELS A & C #CP-10-01 & #ZMA-10-04 Let it be known to all interested parties that a request for the development application described below has been filed in the office of the Steamboat Springs Department of Planning & Community Development: Applicant: Casey's Pond, LLC, c/o Michael JK Olsen Architects, PO Box 772385, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477, (970) 870-1584 Location of Development: Casey's Pond Subdivision, Parcels A and C (at the corner of Walton Creek Road and Owl Hoot Trail) Type of Application: Community Plan Future Land Use Map Amendment and Official Zoning Map Amendment
Saturday, February 5
Jenna Erickson lived in town for about a year
Jenna Erickson, 22, died in a two-vehicle crash Saturday night on U.S. Highway 40 west of Steamboat Springs. The crash happened at about 7:30 p.m. east of the Steamboat II subdivision.
Daredevils fly down Lincoln Avenue; man surprises girlfriend with proposal
Hundreds of onlookers ooh-ed and aah-ed, during the end of Saturday's Winter Carnival street events, as Derrick Jaramillo sank to one knee in his fringed leather chaps and proposed to his girlfriend.
Lincoln Avenue will be closed from Fifth Street to 11 Street from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and Sunday for the 98th annual Winter Carnival.
Routt County school lunch menus for Feb. 7 to 11
Event surpasses expectations, nets $4,000 to $5,000
Organizers say the return of the Steamboat Springs Fireman’s Ball was a red-hot success. The Jan. 28 fundraiser netted $4,000 to $5,000 for a community assistance fund.
About 50 local high school students braved sub-zero temperatures Friday to decorate the streets of downtown Steamboat with festive snow sculptures.
The Battle Mountain girls took an early 3-0 lead Friday against Steamboat. The Sailors took over from there, running away with a 53-30 win in Kelly Meek Gymnasium. Steamboat (9-9, 4-4) used a strong defense to create easy offense, taking a 14-3 lead after one quarter and a 27-9 lead at halftime.
The Soroco boys basketball team allowed just two points in the third quarter of its Friday night game against North Park, and that Wildcats’ basket didn’t come until the final 30 seconds of the period. The game was over for a struggling North Park squad. But the Wildcats lashed out at the Rams with a rally that fell just short.
Sales of sporting goods and restaurant meals rallied in December as the city of Steamboat Springs marked a modest 2.73 percent increase in sales tax collections from December 2009. Restaurant collections increased 6.7 percent, and sporting goods increased 15.9 percent.
On Friday night, Soroco applied a little aggressive pressure of its own, and it worked wonders. A sterling defensive effort combined with a late offensive awakening to power the Rams past North Park, 49-26.
At this point in the season in the boys Class 4A Western Slope basketball league, just about every game is an elimination game. Friday’s Steamboat-Battle Mountain game, usually a lopsided contest in favor of the Sailors, began the final push for the playoffs.
On paper, the Hayden girls basketball team’s Friday night game at Plateau Valley looked like a formality, an appetizer before the Tigers’ 4 p.m. game today against defending Class 2A state champ Paonia. It was.
Friday night’s contest between the Hayden High School boys basketball team and fellow Western Slope League front-runners Plateau Valley lived up to its billing. So did the Tigers, who won a topsy-turvy game, 63-52, to seize control of the league.
The Steamboat Springs High School Alpine ski team made it a clean sweep Friday at a slalom in Winter Park, with the girls and boys winning the overall titles and the Sailors claiming the top two individual finishes on each side, as well.
The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team got off to a slow start Friday at Columbine but rebounded with two strong closing periods to skate away with a 4-0 road win. The Sailors outshot the Rebels, 47-23.
I would submit that if you aspire to become a true local, you would do well to kill an hour in the Tread of Pioneers Museum poring over Winter Carnival minutiae. Where else could you find an original commemorative paper placemat of the 50th Winter Carnival in 1963?
In an effort to keep up with rising costs, the Yampa Town Board unanimously approved an increase in monthly water and sewer rates at its monthly meeting Wednesday. The rates will increase by $2.60 each, bringing monthly water charges to $28.60 and sewer charges to $31.60.
The newest addition to the fleet, a sleek, low-profile Dodge Charger, not only was cheaper than the alternative vehicle, but it could save the city money because it has better fuel economy.
Friday, February 4
2:47 a.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to a report of a car that slid off Colorado Highway 131 near mile marker 51.
Stomp your feet to the mountain-grass tunes of local band Missed the Boat at The Tugboat Grill & Pub today. The bluegrass band, complete with drums, an electric bass, mandolin, guitar and harmonica, will fill the base area with lyrical, mountain-inspired traditionals at 9:30 p.m.
The Steamboat Springs High School Nordic squad will get in one of its final competitions before the Feb. 24 and 25 state meet on Saturday at the Colorado Mountain College Timberline Campus in Leadville.
The regional tournament looms next weekend, but the Tigers face one final tough test at a duals tournament this weekend at Eaton.
The Steamboat Springs High School Alpine skiing squad heads to Winter Park today for one of its final pre-state tune-ups.
The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team (11-3) will try to maintain momentum today and Saturday with a pair of Front Range games against struggling opponents.
The Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball team (10-7) will try to extend a three-game winning streak at 7:30 p.m. today at home against Battle Mountain (10-7).
The Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team (8-9) looks to end a three-game slide at 6 p.m. today at home against Battle Mountain (1-16).
The Soroco High School boys basketball team (2-7) beat North Park, 57-29, to open its season, but not much has gone as planned since then, the team dropping seven of its next eight games.
Soroco High School’s girls basketball team (6-4) will look to take advantage of its home court and two struggling opponents today and Saturday.
The Hayden High School’s girls basketball team has won five straight and shouldn’t be in any danger of relinquishing its place atop the Western Slope League tonight against hapless Plateau Valley, which has lost eight in a row.
Jet Edison, a Boulder-based, eclectic jam rock band comprised of post-college wanderers, plays in Steamboat Springs for the first time today at Old Town Pub. Tickets are $5 and the show starts at about 9:30 p.m.
Hayden faces 1 of final regular-season hurdles in Plateau Valley
At least on paper, tests have been few and far between for the Hayden High School boys basketball team. The team, 11-1, hasn’t won a game by fewer than 10 points all season and hasn’t had an opponent stay within 15 since a victory at Vail Christian on Jan. 11.
Galleries and venues for February's First Friday Artwalk in downtown Steamboat Springs.
Show will debut during First Friday Artwalk
Tonight during First Friday Artwalk, Urbane will debut the artwork of young artists Elise Halpin and Ben Rock. Former New Yorker Halpin creates acrylic-on-canvas paintings while Rock, from Jackson, Wyo., has intricate pen-on-ink drawings.
Tigers take overall wrestling win; Soroco beats Steamboat
On a night that showed that wrestling still has its place in Routt County, Hayden beat Soroco, 33-27, and Steamboat, 42-30. Soroco then beat Steamboat, 36-21. “We’ll have more matches next year,” Steamboat coach Shane Yeager said.
For a long time, the Western — especially the Western novel — had faded from the American imagination. Thankfully, in the past few years the genre has enjoyed some renewed interest. Maybe this signals the end of the current infatuation with melodramas about lovesick vampires and overly emotive wizards. I hope so.
Event to raise funds for groomer for ski, snowmobile trails
In an effort to raise funds for a new trail groomer, the Steamboat Lake Snow Club is hosting a winter carnival of its own — Snow Carnival — Feb. 19 at Steamboat Lake State Park, Steamboat Lake Outfitters and on trails across North Routt. A $20 entry fee covers all events.
Wednesday was to be a productive morning at the office for me. The day was set to begin at 7:30 a.m. with our first Coffee and a Newspaper for community members in the Steamboat Pilot & Today’s conference room. Steamboat Springs School District Superintendent Shalee Cunningham’s phone call at 6:40 a.m. changed that.
Some parents were not notified about school cancellation Wednesday
Steamboat Springs School District Superintendent Shalee Cunningham praised district staff members for helping inform families Wednesday that school had been canceled. However, not all parents got the message that school was called off.
3:58 a.m. Officers were called to a report of a woman who heard a loud noise that shook one of her windows at Grand Street and Logan Avenue.
Molly Newman, of Steamboat Springs, was named to the dean’s list at the University of New Hampshire for the fall 2010 semester. Students with GPAs of 3.2 and higher are named to the dean’s list.
This may sound strange, but take a moment and look up from the paper or computer. What do you see? What do you really take notice of? With time, we tend to take many things for granted.
Local law enforcement officials are still searching for the man who was renting a Hayden home that police say housed a methamphetamine lab.
Longtime Routt County resident Rosa DeVault was 78 when she passed away at the Doak Walker Care Center on Saturday, but with the help of her niece, Kelly Kaminski, she realized one of her final wishes to attend a final Broncos game just weeks before.
A 27-year-old man allegedly involved in an August 2010 fatal vehicle crash has been charged in Fifth Judicial District Court in Madison County, Mont. According to court records, Louis Austin Schardine has been charged with vehicular homicide while under the influence, a felony. The charging document alleges Schardine “negligently caused the death of Sarah Fleming while operating a motor vehicle.”
Thursday, February 3
Committee to suggest adding 0.55 mills to property tax
A Yampa Valley Housing Authority committee affirmed plans Thursday to recommend asking voters to approve a new property tax. The suggested 0.55 mills of tax would support the authority’s operations. YVHA's full board is expected to consider the tax Feb. 10.
Mathers: Hickenlooper supports Colorado clean coal tech
Moffat County Commissioner Tom Mathers said he was pleasantly surprised by a Wednesday meeting with Gov. John Hickenlooper in Denver. “It was so much different than that other guy, Ritter,” he said while driving back from the meeting. “He is very personable and very attentive. When you talk to him, you know he is listening to you.”
Steamboat Springs’ low temperature of minus 36 Wednesday tied the record for Feb. 2, set in 1956. In Yampa, the low of minus 35 set a new record for Feb. 2, breaking the previous record of minus 24, set in 1985.
Copper Mountain USASA competition results for Jan. 29 and 30
Steamboat Springs Alpine skier Anna Marno did not finish Wednesday in the giant slalom race at the Junior World Alpine Ski Championships in Crans-Montana, Switzerland.
The Steamboat Springs High School boys Alpine ski team won at Loveland Ski Area during the weekend, highlighted by two podium finishes.
The jump from J4 girls to J3 girls Alpine skiing wasn’t a huge deal for Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club member Serena Kidd.
The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club cross-country team bookended U.S. Nationals and Junior Nationals with a high-level race in Midway, Utah, at the famed Soldier Hollow course.
Senior to play tight end in college
Hayden High School senior Treyben Letlow signed to play football at Colorado State University-Pueblo next year, bringing an end to a recruitment process that had its ups and downs, saw interest from all levels of collegiate football programs, and was punctuated by a torrid final two weeks.
The Steamboat Springs High School wrestling program will play host to the other two Routt County wrestling teams, Hayden and Soroco, at 6 p.m. today at the high school.
Steamboat superintendent considers higher temperature for cancellation
Steamboat Springs School District Superintendent Shalee Cunningham said Wednesday that she would consider changing the temperature threshold in the district’s school closing and cancellation policy.
Kate Kakela left her Cairo home days before protests erupted
Kate Kakela’s voice came clearly through Skype on Wednesday afternoon, bringing her thoughts and observations from tumultuous Egypt into the peaceful kitchen of her family’s home in Strawberry Park.
"Peter Pan & Wendy," directed by teacher Kathy Deepe and featuring Hayden students from elementary through high school, debuts at 7 p.m. Friday in the Hayden Secondary Schools auditorium. There will be a matinee at 3 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children.
Wednesday, February 2
Jeremy Cota’s rise as one of the best moguls skier in the world continued today in Utah, as he finished fourth at the FIS Freestyle World Championships. Eliza Outtrim came in fifth among the women.
Weather affects ranchers, mail carriers and more
People all across Routt County were busily preparing themselves for the Sub Zero Bowl Round II on Wednesday afternoon. The National Weather Service in Grand Junction was predicting that Wednesday’s official low in Steamboat Springs of 36 degrees below zero would be followed by an overnight low of 23 degrees below zero this morning.
Doctor encourages community to look out for children, elderly
Dr. David Wilkinson, who practices medicine at Yampa Valley Medical Center, said Wednesday that the hospital had not treated anyone with cold-related injuries.
Schools last closed for low temperatures in 1989
Steamboat Springs School District students were out of school Wednesday for weather-related reasons for the first time in nearly 22 years. District schools are back open today.
Some seniors might be unable to make it to doctor appointments, the grocery store or the pharmacy because of canceled Routt County Council on Aging services. Council Executive Director Laura Schmidt recommends calling or stopping by to check on elderly family members, friends or neighbors.
The Steamboat Springs School District, Christian Heritage School and Lowell Whiteman Primary School canceled school today because temperatures this morning dipped to minus 40 degrees. Steamboat schools are expected to be open Thursday.
City officials are asking residents to keep their dogs leashed at Rita Valentine Park for the remainder of the winter. The request is out of concern for an elk herd that largely has left the area but spurred an outcry from nearby residents last month.
Representatives of Colorado Trout Unlimited will be in town Monday to introduce themselves and their interest in the Yampa and White river drainages to the Yampa Valley Fly Fishers as well as the public.
Adult league volleyball standings and results for Jan. 31
Adult B league soccer standings and scores for Jan. 25
Adult A league soccer standings and scores for Jan. 27
Rocky Mountain Division freestyle results for Jan. 29 and 30
3:17 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a woman who needed a ride at Third Street and Lincoln Avenue. Police could not find the woman.
Utah Winter Games Steamboat finishers for Jan. 27 to 29
Lowell Whiteman Primary School is hosting parent information sessions this week and next for parents of prospective students. The first session is at 8:45 a.m. Feb. 2 for parents of prospective kindergartners and first-graders.
The Town of Yampa Board of Trustees meets at 7 p.m. today at Yampa Town Hall, 261 Moffat Ave.
Thanks to a controversial new book, motherhood is in the news. The book, “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” by Amy Chua, sings the praises of “tough love” Chinese parenting. I am proud to be a teddy bear mother. I believe in raising a happy child.
Did you know that tobacco is the leading cause of preventable death in our country, killing more people than alcohol use, illegal drug use, AIDS, motor vehicle injuries, suicides and murders combined? While it is true that cigarette smoking rates have declined in our country, other forms of tobacco are gaining popularity, particularly among youths. This is a problem.
I recently heard that warming up vehicles that are less than 20 years old is unnecessary. After hearing this, I did some research of my own. I found many sources confirming this, and many cities and states have put ordinances in place to reduce pollution from idling cars and trucks. I read government agencies and mechanics agreeing that vehicles need to idle for only 30 seconds when temps are above 0 degrees.
It’s simple: A ballot issue asking voters to approve a property tax to support the Yampa Valley Housing Authority will not pass. The Housing Authority would be better served working with the city and Routt County on a plan to effectively manage the assets it already has.
Another Dying Breed show at 9:30 p.m.
The Los Angeles-based band Another Dying Breed is composed of East Coast transplants. The group made its way to Colorado for the first time this week and will travel to Steamboat Springs for its first show here today at Old Town Pub.
Molly Hayes, who founded Molly Manners in spring, said the program teaches manners, etiquette and social skills. The classes are interactive, with children playing games, role-playing and making crafts, Hayes said. She said they’re light and fun, not stuffy.
Veteran Steamboat Springs-based journalist Eugene Buchanan has been hired as the magazine editor for the Steamboat Pilot & Today. His first day was Tuesday.
Tuesday, February 1
Developer has go-ahead to move forward; public turns out in support of store
The Steamboat Springs City Council gave final approval Tuesday night to a proposed Walgreens store at the intersection, clearing the way for developers to move forward and overturning last week’s vote against the project by the Steamboat Springs Planning Commission.
In the midst of its most important week of the season, the Hayden High School boys basketball team reeled off another win Tuesday, running past Vail Christian, 78-54. The team has two big games this weekend.
Police have not released tenant’s name at home targeted in raid
Law enforcement officials were hesitant to release more details Tuesday related to the Saturday raid of a Hayden home suspected of housing a methamphetamine lab. No one was home when police served the search warrant and they had yet to contact the tenant.
Energy tops commission’s list of discussion points for Hickenlooper meeting
Moffat County Commissioner Tom Mathers said Gov. John Hickenlooper probably knows the primary topics the three-member commission wants to discuss with him. Energy and natural resources. “I think he’d probably be interested in if we had any solutions to the problems,” Mathers said. “Not just, ‘Come and tell me what the problem is.’ But, ‘What is the solution?’”
Ski area has 263 inches, more than last season's total
With the most recent storm, Steamboat Ski Area has surpassed last season’s snow total. As of Tuesday afternoon, the ski area was reporting a total so far of 263 inches, compared to last year's season total of 261.75 inches.
Steamboat Springs Alpine skier Anna Marno was the top American finisher today at the women’s downhill in the FIS Junior World Alpine Ski Championships in Crans-Montana, Switzerland.
Baumgardner: FASTER fine of up to $100 not being spent wisely
State Rep. Randy Baumgardner recently introduced a bill he hopes will minimize some of the “hardships” created by previous legislation concerning fines assessed on late vehicle registrations. The Republican from Hot Sulphur Springs, along with other House Representatives, introduced Colorado House Bill 11-1084 on Jan. 20. Baumgardner is the prime House sponsor of the bill, which has been sent to the House Committee on Transportation.
Registration closes today for the Steamboat Symphony Orchestra String Ensemble for intermediate and advanced violin, viola, cello and bass players.
The Record for Jan. 30
Monday’s hockey game between Steamboat Springs High School and Fountain Valley was cancelled because of inclement weather that made it difficult for the visitors to get to Steamboat.