Stories for February 2011

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Monday, February 28

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U.S. finishes fourth in team event at Nordic World Championships

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.

Aging Well: Grandparents’ support important to kids with autism

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.

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Steamboat's Lukens wins NorAm Grand Prix

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.

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Monday Medical: Massage helps healing

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.

Tournament fields set for Hayden basketball teams

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.

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Free snowshoes, ice fishing lessons provided during Stagecoach event

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.

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Lowell Whiteman students get ready for foreign travel

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.

Steamboat city manager improving every day

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.

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Luke Graham: Steamboat baseball will make playoffs

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.

The Record for Feb. 26

The Record for Feb. 26

Steamboat briefs: Integrated Community seeks desk volunteers

¿Quiere practicar su español? Integrated Community seeks several volunteers to help staff the front desk.

Jane McLeod: Growing asparagus is a snap

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.

County Agenda for Feb. 28 and March 1

County Agenda for Feb. 28 and March 1

Sunday, February 27

Demong leads US Nordic combined team at World Championships

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.

The Record for Feb. 25

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.

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Kellen Baker set to lead Steamboat Springs baseball team

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.

Our View: Winter air service can’t be grounded

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.

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Park riders soar at Steamboat competition

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.

Joel Reichenberger: Give it up for Letlow

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 Jail Report for Feb. 19 to 25

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.

Laurie Hallenbeck: Hayden news for Feb. 27

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.

Lila Rider: Oak Creek/Phippsburg news for Feb. 27

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.

On the Market: Home prices per square foot tell different stories

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

Routt County real estate transactions for Feb. 18 to 24, 2011

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Steamboat's Overlook Park exits foreclosure

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.

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National Brotherhood of Skiers draws more than 1,000 to Steamboat

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.

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Signs of vacancy increasing across Steamboat, county

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.

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State education budget cuts to go beyond K-12

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.

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Real estate industry sees slight increase in land movement

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

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Hayden girls basketball just short vs. Paonia

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.

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Hayden boys basketball survives Paonia, wins district

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.

Case No.11C14

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.

Project: Medical Marijuana Discussion

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.

ROUTT COUNTY TREASURER SEMI ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDING 12/31/2010

ROUTT COUNTY TREASURER SEMI ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDING 12/31/2010

ROUTT COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA March 03, 2011

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

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.

Property Line Setback Reduction by KIRK & MARTI HAMILTON

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.

MEETING AGENDA Project: Howelsen Hill Lighting Project

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

Hayden relocation of a Motor Vehicle Fueling Station

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.

GROSS COMPENSATION PAID DURING 2010 TO ROUTT COUNTY EMPLOYEES

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.

Steamboat mogul skier Cota notches podium finish

Steamboat Springs moguls skier Jeremy Cota notched another podium finish today in a dual moguls World Cup event in Marianske Lazne, Czech Republic.

5 American Nordic skiers in top 30 at Worlds

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.

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Hayden girls basketball advances to championship

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.

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Hayden boys basketball defeats Meeker, 64-48

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.

Steamboat girls skiing jumps to 2nd at state

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.

Town of Yampa - February Accounts Payable

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

Events in Routt County this week

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

Routt County school lunch menus for Feb. 28 to March 4

Steamboat briefs: Hayden frame shop moves down West Jefferson Avenue

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.

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Jean White making strides in 1st year at state legislature

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.

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Sleepy Bear up for sale in Steamboat Springs

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.

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Tom Ross: Just can it, would ya?

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

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

Steamboat boys basketball loses to Sierra

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.

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Former Steamboat resident releases 1st novel coupled with soundtrack

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."

Police use Taser on man at Steamboat hospital

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.

Steamboat expects 11,300 visitors

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.

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Crashes keep Steamboat police busy

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.

Steamboat under storm warning until 6 p.m. Saturday

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.

The Record for Feb. 23, 2011

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.

Steamboat Briefs: Nonprofit expert to speak at 2 workshops in March

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 approves multifamily complex

Oak Creek Town Board approved, 5-0, a land-use change of major impact to allow a eight-unit housing complex on Lincoln Avenue.

Brent Boyer: Tooting our own horn

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.

Routt County seeks grant for fatherhood classes

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.

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Steamboat planning commission OKs Powder Room

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.

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New Zealand yogi to lead workshops in Steamboat Springs

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.

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No. 25 Steamboat boys basketball set to play No. 8 Sierra today

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.

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Routt County events calendar for Feb. 25 to March 3

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.

Steamboat ski teams struggle at state

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.

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North Mississippi Allstars bring blues legacy to Steamboat

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.

Hayden basketall teams gear up for home stand

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.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Meat goats are a viable venture

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.

MS fundraiser returns to Steamboat

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

Steamboat couple avoids earthquake in New Zealand

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.

Steamboat's Nordic skiers head to World Championships

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.

New Town Challenge ski, snowboard park competition starts today

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.

Steamboat cyclists shine in 24-hour Arizona desert race

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.

Routt County Riders bike group looks to fill paid position

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.

Steamboat prep skiers looking for championships at state

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.

The Record for Feb. 22, 2011

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.

Steamboat Briefs: Bilingual volunteers are needed for new story-time

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.

Oak Creek to hear multifamily housing request at meeting tonight

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.

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Grants to help downtown Steamboat businesses improve efficiency

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.

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Steamboat hospital guards to soon get Tasers

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.

Family Development Center's casino night aids Steamboat preschool

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.

Steamboat growers begin collecting pledges for 2011 crops

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

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Routt County population grows 19 percent in past decade; rate slightly outpaces state

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.

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Soroco girls lose to Meeker to end winningest season since 2001

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, employees share savings in health plan

Hayden found a new health insurance provider that will save the town and employees money for the rest of the year.

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Study shows slightly fewer ranches statewide

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.

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Penguin Plunge plans kick-off party, announces 'chicken coop'

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.

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3 artists featured at RED Contemporary opening today

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.

The Record for Feb. 21, 2011

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.

Steamboat Briefs: Benefit, memorial service scheduled for Gregg Tipton

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.

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Aquarium owner sets stage for bigger Steamboat projects

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.

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Joanne Palmer: Hits with a Steamboat twist

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.

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Restaurants coming and leaving at Steamboat's Wildhorse Marketplace

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.

Commissioner Stahoviak recovering in Steamboat

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.

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The Journey at First Baptist Church to host musician for fundraiser concert

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

Steamboat's Winter Sports Club qualifies 12 for Junior Olympics

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's Loweree has top finishes in Quebec

Steamboat Springs freestyle moguls skier Brittany Loweree had a pair of top finishes Monday and today in Quebec.

Steamboat briefs: Bust of Steamboat artist applications still accepted

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.

Colorado Mountain College to increase tuition

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.

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Jimmy Westlake: Solar activity heats up in Colorado area

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 Corp. announces $30,000 in grants

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.

Steamboat Ski Area announces spring lift hours taking effect Saturday

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.

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Electronic show tonight to benefit Steamboat Amnesty chapter

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.

The Record for Feb. 20

The Record for Feb. 20

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Tom Ross: Pizza for the proletariat

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 hoops teams open postseason play today

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

Meeker teen dies in avalanche

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.

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Moe seeks mayor’s seat

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.

Rescuers hold onto hope of finding snowmobiler buried in avalanche

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.

Aging Well: Smiles and success highlight instructors’ experience

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 boys basketball draw 2-time champs

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.

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Graig Medvesk leads strong season for Hayden basketball

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.

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Luke Graham: Luppes leading Tigers

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.

Deb Babcock: Care for your sick houseplants

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.

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Monday Medical: Hospital screens for bacteria

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.

Sunday, February 20

The Record for Feb. 19, 2011

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.

Steamboat Briefs: Hayden Middle School announces honor roll

Hayden Middle School announced its second-quarter honor roll last week.

Two taken to hospital after a Friday night crash on Rabbit Ears Pass

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.

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Hayden senior, team, plan student business leader conference

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.

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Hayden students to attend leadership conference in DC

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.

Steamboat's noise control laws complex

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.

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Hayden's Letlow takes 2nd state title

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.

Routt County search crews rescue 5 snowmobiliers

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.

Soroco girls end season with 51-39 win Saturday

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.

The Record for Feb. 18

The Record for Feb. 18

Soroco boys hoops splits 2 games during weekend

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 Jail Report for Feb. 12 to 18

The Jail Report for Feb. 12 to 18

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North Routt hosts inaugural snow carnival

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.

Steamboat Pilot & Today receives awards

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

Real estate transactions for Feb. 11 to 16

Lila Rider: Oak Creek/Phippsburg news for Feb. 20

Lila Rider: Oak Creek/Phippsburg news for Feb. 20

Laurie Hallenbeck: Hayden Town Talk for Feb. 20

Laurie Hallenbeck: Hayden Town Talk for Feb. 20

CMC building matriculates at Steamboat planning meeting

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.

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Sweetwood plan causes beef in Routt County

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.

On the Market: Rural South Routt sees $30.8 million in 2010 sales

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.

ORDINANCE: 2371 ORDINANCE: 2372 ORDINANCE: 2373

NOTICE IS HEREBY, GIVEN that the Steamboat Springs City Council on Tuesday, February 15, 2011, adopted the following ordinances on second and final reading:

NOTICE OF CONTRACTOR'S SETTLEMENT CDAG 08-HDN-01

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.

HOWELSEN PLACE CONDOS UNIT B-104 #DP-11-01

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

NOTICE IS HEREBY, GIVEN that the Steamboat Springs City Council on Tuesday, February 15, 2011, adopted the following ordinances on first reading:

FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 10-287

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.

ROUTT COUNTY REPORT OF ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FOR FEB 2010

ROUTT COUNTY REPORT OF ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FOR FEB 2010

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING Steamboat Lake Water and Sanitation District

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING Steamboat lake Water and Sanitation District will hold a public meeting, February 27, 2011.

FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 10-289

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

FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 10-286

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

DISTRICT COURT, WATER DIVISION 6, COLORADO 08CW32

DISTRICT COURT, WATER DIVISION 6, COLORADO TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN WATER APPLICATIONS IN WATER DIVISION 6 08CW32 - ROUTT COUNTY

FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 10-288

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.

FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 10-291

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.

FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 10-290

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

Saturday, February 19

Our View: Event funding is appropriate

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.

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Final Nordic series draws crowd to Steamboat

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.

Joel Reichenberger: Wrestling’s future is daunting

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.

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Stagecoach mushers Thurston, Hoffman ready to tackle Iditarod, train a winning team

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 hockey loses in overtime

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.

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YVRA reopens after plane slide stops flights

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.

The Record for Feb. 17, 2011

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.

The Record for Feb. 16, 2011

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.

Steamboat Briefs: Bicycling advocacy group elects new board members

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.

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Dailey & Vincent spread the bluegrass gospel at Strings in Steamboat

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.

Steamboat Pilot & Today wins 23 awards

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.

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Steamboat woodworker uses unexpected downtime to work on art

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.

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Tom Ross: What falls down, must flow by

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.”

Sweetwood Ranch plan draws crowd in Routt County

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.

Steamboat water rate change prompts questions

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.

Events in Routt County this week

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.

Steamboat Nordic teams place 2nd

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.

Hayden boys basketball wins in Vail

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.

Steamboat girls basketball fall to rival Moffat County

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.

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Steamboat boys basketbal pick up win against 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.

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Hayden’s Letlow advances at state as shoulder sinks Terry

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

Search requested for lost snowmobilers

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.

Sailors hockey nets playoff win

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.

Warrant issued for sexually violent predator

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.

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Terry, Letlow advance to state semifinals

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.

Sweetwood proposal tabled

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.

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Kindness, generosity help horse recover from neglect in Steamboat

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.

Steamboat hockey team hopes to deliver

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

Soroco Rams weekend schedule

Hayden Tigers weekend shedule

Hayden Tigers weekend shedule

Steamboat Sailors weekend schedule

Steamboat Sailors weekend schedule

Cody Heartz: Story of 10th Mountain Division is inspiring

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.

Steam Powered Airplane to land in Steamboat on Saturday

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.

Hayden girls basketball falls, 50-42, in Wyoming

The Hayden High School girls basketball team couldn’t overcome a dismal start Thurs­­day, and fell, 50-42, to Little Snake River, Wyo.

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Bands pay tribute with this weekend in Steamboat Springs

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.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Pine beetles are spreading

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.

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Steamboat's Sam Silva takes on new role

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.

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Steamboat attorney Sharp to lead water board

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.

Scott Stanford: Best to keep legal notices in print and online

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.

Routt County school districts brace for cuts

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.

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Routt County events calendar for Feb. 18 to 24

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.

High winds, heavy snow hit Vail Valley

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.

Expert team to discuss I-70 bottleneck

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.

Aspen sees high-end home sales

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

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Injury doesn’t stop Terry, 1 of 2 Tigers to advance at state wrestling

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.

State wrestling update: Letlow advances

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.

Udall introduces ski town tourism bill

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 basketball standings for Feb. 17

Adult league volleyball standings for Feb. 17

Adult league volleyball standings for Feb. 17

Adult league indoor soccer results for Feb. 17

Adult league indoor soccer results for Feb. 17

Sven Wiik Cup Nordic Race Series wraps up Saturday in North Routt

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.

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Letlow looking for perfection

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.

The Record for Feb. 15, 2011

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.

Steamboat Briefs: Hayden to consider a new town health insurance plan

The Hayden Town Council is scheduled to consider whether to accept a new health insurance plan for town employees tonight.

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North Routt's Sweetwood Ranch requests guest permit

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.

Steamboat Education Fund Board stays conservative

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.

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Hayden looks for promotion angle

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.

Chamber predicts bustling Presidents Day weekend

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

Noise-related campaign in Steamboat draws attention

"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.

Bail reduced for man accused of assaulting Steamboat officer

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.

Hayden boys fall, 60-43, in Wyoming

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.

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Steamboat cross-country skiers dominate in Aspen

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.

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Steamboat's Willy Porter rocks without an electric guitar

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.

The Record for Feb. 14, 2011

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.

Steamboat Briefs: Education Fund Board to hear $1.4M in requests

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.

Maury Schuessler: Think about the jobs

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.

Teresa Audesirk: Population boom

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.

Ken Reed: Sweetwood permit

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.

Our View: Time is right for ballot reform

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.

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Steamboat writer finds catharsis in his first novel

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.

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Joanne Palmer: Renting a life with a click

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.

Fly Steamboat program faces funding crisis

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.

Steamboat City Council OKs special events funding

$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

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Steamboat council backs emergency service consolidation

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.

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Judge orders competency test in Steamboat attempted murder trial

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.

Steamboat Pentathlon early registration ends Thursday

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.

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Steamboat's Sue Birch gets Senate approval

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.

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Jimmy Westlake: Spot the Twins this month

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.

Steamboat City Council, commissioners reconsidering growth in area

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.

Steamboat briefs: Coca-Cola donates $2,000 to LIFT-UP of Routt County

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.

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Tom Ross: Start out slow and taper off

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.

Event funding takes hit in Steamboat

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.

The Record for Feb. 13

The Record for Feb. 13

Monday, February 14

The Record for Feb. 12, 2011

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.

Steamboat Briefs: Hayden graduate VeDepo on School of Mines dean’s list

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.

Search and Rescue, Ski Patrol busy in Fish Creek drainage

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.

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Ringing in the Chinese New Year with a troupe of adopted girls

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.

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Routt County couples share the secrets to finding, keeping their valentines

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.

Steamboat Triathlon discounts available

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

County Agenda for Feb. 14 and 15

Aging Well: Help available for sleep struggles

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.

Deb Babcock: Propagating your houseplants is easy

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.

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Steamboat students planning early with program

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.

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Monday Medical: Newborn oxygen study nets results

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

Steamboat hockey gets No. 4 seed in state tournament

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.

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Snowy trail doesn't deter Steamboat runners

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.

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Steamboat's Meghan Lukens prepares to take on college hockey

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 wrestling team falls short at regionals

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 wrestling qualifies 3 for state tournament

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.

Foreclosure Sale No. 10-283

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

Foreclosure sale No. 10-275

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.

Foreclosure Sale No. 10-278

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

Foreclosure Sale No. 10-233

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.

Foreclosure Sale No. 10-276

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.)

RFP: Review Appraisal Services for YVRA

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.

Planning Commission Agenda for Feb. 24

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING AGENDA CITIZENS’ MEETING ROOM, CENTENNIAL HALL, 124 10TH STREET THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2011, 5:00 P.M.

Foreclosure Sale No. 10-284

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

Appeal of Conditional Use Permit Allowing Guided Horseback Riding Through Private Easement

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.

Foreclosure Sale No. 10-281

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

Name Change: Bryan Michael Barbaley to Bryan Michael Joyce.

The petition requests that the name of Bryan Michael Barbaley be changed to Bryan Michael Joyce.

Foreclosure Sale No. 10-282

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.

RFP: Oil, Gas and Other Mineral Interest Leases

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:

Foreclosure Sale No. 10-277

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.

Foreclosure Sale No. 10-280

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

RFP: Six Motor Graders

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.

Foreclosure Sale No. 10-260

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.

Development Application Public Hearing Appeal

DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION PUBLIC HEARING APPEAL: Clocktower Commercial Condominiums Units C1, C2 & C3 (The Powder Room) #COU-10-01

Town of Hayden Accounts Payable

TOWN OF HAYDEN ACCOUNTS PAYABLE JANUARY 31, 2011

Foreclosue Sale No. 10-273

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.

Foreclosue Sale No. 10-254

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

Notice of Final Payment, Catamount Maintenance Building

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.

RFP: Digital Recording System

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL #206; DIGITAL RECORDING SYSTEM ROUTT COUNTY, COLORADO The Routt County Board of Commissioners is accepting proposals for a digital recording system.

Foreclosure Sale No 10-049

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.

Notice to Creditors, Estate of Irwin L. Freiberger

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.

Notice of Public Hearing, Oak Creek, Colorado

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.

RFP: Appraisal Services at YVRA

Request for Proposal (RFP) #207; Appraisal Services for Yampa Valley Regional Airport (YVRA)

Foreclosure Sale No. 10-248

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

Combined Notice of Sale, Right to Cure and Right to Redeem, No. 10-OSP

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”).

Foreclosure Sale No. 10-266

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.

Foreclosure Sale No. 10-259

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.

Notice of Purchase of Real Estate at Tax Lien Sale, File 10-37

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.

Foreclosure Sale No. 252

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.

Notice to Creditors, Estate of McDonald Crary Moore

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.

Foreclosure Sale No. 10-279

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 Doris Gooding

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.

Development Application, Ski Ranches Subdivision, Filing 3, Lot 31

DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION, NOTICE OF FINAL DECISION, SKI RANCHES SUBDIVISION FILING 3 LOT 31

Development Application Public Hearing, CMC Admin Building

DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION PUBLIC HEARING CMC - Administration Building, #DPF-10-03

Hayden wrestling qualifies 5 for state tournament

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.

Real estate transactions for Feb. 7 to 10

Real estate transactions for Feb. 7 to 10

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Powder Room aims to reopen in Steamboat

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.

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Cash is king in Steamboat real estate

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.

On the Market: Homeowners reducing principle loan amount

Freddie Mac reports that a growing number of homeowners refinancing their mortgages are choosing to take the occasion to reduce their principle balance.

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Learn to master Steamboat’s ski and snowboard cross course

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.

Meg Bentley: My Walgreens vote

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.

Our View: Tax figures show modest good news

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.

Laurie Hallenbeck: Hayden news for Feb. 13

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.

Lila Rider: Oak Creek/Phippsburg news for Feb. 13

The students from Strawberry Park Elementary School were here doing artwork with the seniors. They’ve been enjoying that.

Steamboat Briefs: New filter being installed at water treatment plant

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.

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Sales tax boost cuts Steamboat's deficit

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.

The Record for Feb. 11

The Record for Feb. 11

The Jail Report for Feb. 5 to 11

The Jail Report for Feb. 5 to 11

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Area students spend day as paleo-explorers at science workshop

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.

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CMC's Alpine Campus teacher wins award

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.

Foreclosure Sale No. 10-190

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

Saturday, February 12

Steamboat hockey falls to 4th in Foothills Conference

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 girls hoops grab big win against Meeker

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.

Mid-game stretch dooms Soroco boys basketball

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.

Hayden boys hoops upset in Kremmling

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.

Hayden girls basketball team overcomes 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.

Steamboat girls basketball team loses to Delta

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.

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Steamboat boys basketball beats 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.

Steamboat girls maintain poise aginst Palisade

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.

Hayden girls beat rival Soroco, 76-41

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.

Hayden's Medvesk reaches 1,000-point milestone

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.

The Record for Feb. 10

The Record for Feb. 10

Routt County school lunch menus for Feb. 14 to 18

Routt County school lunch menus for Feb. 14 to 18

Steamboat boys basketball beats Palisade, 42-27

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.

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Chatfield tops Steamboat hockey team, 4-1

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.

FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 10-225

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.

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Winter Soiree kicks up tempo in Steamboat

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.

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Tom Ross: Back in the sports business

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.

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Routt County women to read ‘The Vagina Monologues’ on Sunday, Monday

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.

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Events in Routt County this weekend

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.

Oak Creek on home stretch to approve updated land-use code

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

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Honey Stinger in Steamboat growing its hive

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.

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Steamboat dominates home Alpine ski race

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.

Hot springs robbery case still open

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.

Stahoviak slated for surgery in Denver

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

98th annual Winter Carnival street events results

Steamboat's Degrandis caps big week at NorAms in Park Cit

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.

Running Series race is Sunday in Steamboat

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.

Soroco wrestling team looks to finish strong

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.

Steamboat wrestling team preps for regionals

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.

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Hayden wrestling team eyeing state tournament

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.

Soroco Rams weekend schedule

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.

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Routt County events calendar for Feb. 11 to 17

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 Tigers weekend schedule

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 Sailors weekend schedule

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.

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Hot Soup returns to Steamboat tonight and 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.

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Yogic monk to perform folk concert, lead meditation workshop

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.

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Steamboat artist has solo show at the Depot with a reception 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.

Community Agriculture Alliance: What happens here, stays here

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.

The Record for Feb. 9

The Record for Feb. 9

Steamboat briefs: Auditions for musical film Monday at middle school

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.

Routt County Jail inmate accused of assaulting jailer

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.

Judge rules in favor of officer in Rodeman case

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.

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Brent Boyer: Telling Jenna's story

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.

Steamboat's Yampa Valley Housing Authority votes to seek tax hike

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.

Rep. Baumgardner moves to drop illegal immigration bill

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.

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Craig resident spearheading fundraising effort for 10-month-old Landon Hatcher

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 woman accused of burning employer's cash

Steamboat Springs Police Department Detective Jerry Stabile said Kim Dallett Murrah had worked at Southside Station for several years and became disgruntled.

Stove causes morning blaze in Routt

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.

Benefit for Kenyan rescue center is set for Sunday

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.

Jenna Gruben Morrill day is Sunday across Routt County

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.

Jamey Swiggart wins 2 titles at indoor tennis tournament

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.

Hayden boys basketball rolls over Vail, 84-41

The Hayden High School boys basketball team continued its quest for the No. 1 district tournament seed Tuesday, easily dispatching Vail Mountain, 84-41.

Ride the Rockies to visit Steamboat twice in June

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.

Diva's Day event to raise funds for Sustainability Council

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.

The Record for Feb. 8, 2011

1:53 a.m. Officers helped Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue emergency responders with a 65-year-old man having chest pains.

Oak Creek Town Board to discuss land code update

A final public hearing in the process of updating Oak Creek’s land-use code is scheduled for the Town Board’s meeting tonight.

Embezzlement case involving Steamboat business is continued until March 9

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.

Judge refuses to lower bail for man accused of fighting with Steamboat police

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.

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Skiers to race Todd Lodwick in fundraiser Sunday

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.

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John-Alex Mason, host of world musicians to play at Old Town Pub tonight

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.”

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Air quality report shows positive trend in Steamboat through 2009

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.

Wednesday, February 9

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Family, friends remember Jenna Erickson, who died Saturday

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.

Ride the Rockies plans Steamboat stop

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.

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Steamboat snow removal crews still catching up from storm, carnival

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.

Hayden boys basketball team beats Vail Mountain

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's visitor numbers expected to decrease this weekend

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.

Winter Carnival sculpture winners announced

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 B league soccer standings and scores for Feb. 1

Adult A league soccer standings and scores for Feb. 3

Adult A league soccer standings and scores for Feb. 3

Steamboat skiers finish well at Nordic marathon in Crested Butte

Several Steamboat Nordic skiers registered top finishes Saturday at the Alley Loop Nordic Marathon in Crested Butte.

Steamboat’s Loweree earns NorAm podium in Calgary

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's Hoefer picks up pair of moguls podiums

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.

Rams boys basketball falls to Vail Christian, 83-46

Vail Christian turned a relatively tight game early in the second quarter into a blowout, running away with an 83-46 win.

Soroco girls basketball takes out Vail Christian

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.

Late surge lifts Steamboat girls basketball against Eagle Valley

Steamboat Springs outscored Eagle Valley, 13-4, in the fourth quarter Tuesday to get out of Gypsum with a 41-28 win.

Steamboat boys basketball defense shuts down Eagle Valley, 43-25

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.

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Joanne Palmer: Tricks to combat winter blues

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.

Search and Rescue helps 3 lost snowmobilers Monday

A team of nine Routt County Search and Rescue volunteers helped three lost snowmobilers who were stuck in North Routt County on Monday night.

Steamboat briefs: Yampatika looking for 3 interns during summer

Yampatika is accepting applications for three summer internships for high school and college students until March 18.

Steamboat Education Fund Board to hear $1.4M in requests tonight

The Education Fund Board will hear first readings tonight for technology and capital funding requests totaling a little more than $1.4 million.

The Record for Feb 7

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.

Atusa Baghery: It is Heart Month

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.

Luster Vickrey: Sports issue

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.

Rick Pighini: Housing concerns

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.

Paul Brabenec: Dogs on the loose

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.

Alex King: The fantasy of recycling

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.

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Downtown Steamboat stroll celebrates bus shelters Friday

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.

Our View: Cunningham made the right call

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.

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Weekly Steamboat event to encourage unity of base area businesses

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.

Routt County commissioners OK gas drilling near grouse lek

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.

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Brooks Kellogg, Steamboat developer, denied bail for 2nd time

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

AT&T launches 3G in Steamboat

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.

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Steamboat Ski Area surpasses 300 inches

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.

Area officials supporting bills aimed at reducing energy consumer costs

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.

County commissioner injured in crash

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.

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Storm brings powder day to Steamboat

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.

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Steamboat resident McNeill lived life to fullest

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.

Routt County commissioners to hear oil well request

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.

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Jimmy Westlake: Kepler finds planets galore

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.

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Colorado Student Care provides paths to post-secondary options in Steamboat

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.

Children's advocacy group arrives in Routt County

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.

Steamboat Springs School District superintendent gets a bonus

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.

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Tom Ross: Citizens of Cheesehead Nation

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.

The Record for Feb. 6, 2011

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.

Steamboat Briefs: Guys Read book club seeks members; moms welcome

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 names 1st semester honor roll

Steamboat Springs High School this week released its first-semester honor roll.

Monday, February 7

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Emerald deal has wide reach in Steamboat

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.

Snow to pound Steamboat through Tuesday morning

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.

Hayden wrestler Treyben Letlow remains perfect

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.

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Gelande champ repeats, beats his own world record at Howelsen Hill

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.

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Aging Well: Strengthening grandparent-grandchild bonds

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.

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Luke Graham: Crucial change for prep lacrosse rules

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.

The Record for Feb. 5, 2011

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.

Steamboat Briefs: College finance assistance event is Sunday in Craig

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.

Steamboat Springs School Board has meeting tonight

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.

Governor confirmed for State of the County event in Craig

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.”

North Routt snowmobilers OK after long, cold hike

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.

Deb Babcock: How will the arctic weather affect our plants?

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.

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Monday Medical: Meatless movement munches on Mondays

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.

Doctors say Steamboat city manager could be released April 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.

County Agenda for Feb. 7 and 8

County Agenda for Feb. 7 and 8

Sunday, February 6

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84th Diamond Hitch Parade highlights Sunday events to cap Winter Carnival

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.

Freestyle moguls World Championships wrap up

The 2011 FIS Freestyle mogul World Championships wrapped up Saturday in Deer Valley, Utah, with three Steamboat skiers notching top-10 finishes.

Marno completes super G in her 1st Junior Worlds

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.

Steamboat hoops games postponed due to weather

The Steamboat Springs High School basketball games scheduled for Saturday in Eagle Valley were postponed because of the weather.

Steamboat Nordic girls win in Leadville race on Saturday

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.

Steamboat hockey cruises to win against Dakota Ridge

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.

Soroco boys basketball struggles in loss to West Grand

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.

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Soroco girls basketball runs away with win

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.

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Lacrosse's move to 2 classifications could benefit Steamboat

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.

John F. Russell: Pop goes the ski racer

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.

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Hayden boys basketball caps off big week with win

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.

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Hayden girls basketball suffers setback against Paonia

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.

ORDINANCE NO. 2011-01

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

Request for Statutory Subdivision Exemption ROSE RANCH, LLC

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

Special Use Permit for Guest Ranch ACTIVITY #: PP2011-003

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.

Minor Subdivision known as Creek View Phase 2

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.

SCANDINAVIAN LODGE #FP-11-02

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: jpeasley@steamboatsprings.net.

CASEY'S POND SUBDIVISION PARCELS A & C #CP-10-01 & #ZMA-10-04

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

Land Management Agreement between the City of Steamboat Springs and Howelsen Emerald Park

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.

First Supplemental Budget Appropriation Ordinance of 2011

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.

Personal Property Declaration Schedules

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.

Board of Adjustment will not hold a meeting on February 17, 2011

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

CRAWFORD ADDITION TO STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, LOT 14-16 #MA-11-01

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: yvengr@yvengr.com 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.

Foreclosure Sale No. 10-182

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.

Foreclosure Sale No 10-274

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

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Steamboat's Casey’s Pond site tab hits $38M

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.”

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Irlan Neas served Steamboat Springs for 6 decades

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.

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Winter Carnival slalom bike race shines

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.

Joel Reichenberger: Looking for lessons

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.

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Taxi and Suburban collide near Yampa Valley Regional Airport

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.

Nancy Spillane: School closure

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.

The Record for Feb. 4

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.

Betty Leipold: Walgreens vote

We are very disappointed with Steamboat Springs City Council’s vote on Walgreens.

Laura Rich: Bills worth watching

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.

Mamadou Niass: Grateful for help

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 Jail Report for Jan. 29 to Feb. 4

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.

Laurie Hallenbeck: Hayden news for Feb. 6

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.

Lila Rider: Oak Creek/Phippsburg news for Feb. 6

Sympathies to the family and friends of Lela Spencer who passed away at the Doak Walker Care Center.

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Steamboat Springs Community Youth Corps honors Hayden youth

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.

Our View: Courses worth serving

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.

$3 million properties in Routt County boost December sales total

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.

On the Market: Site of August duplex fire downtown for sale

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.

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Steamboat's Howelsen Hill jumps offer sweet rush

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.

Real estate transactions for Jan. 28 to Feb. 3

Real estate transactions for Jan. 28 to Feb. 3

Saturday, February 5

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Woman killed in wreck identified

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.

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Steamboat's Winter Carnival brings leaps of faith

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.

Downtown road closure planned for today, Sunday

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

Routt County school lunch menus for Feb. 7 to 11

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Steamboat Springs Fireman’s Ball exceeds fundraising goal

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.

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High school students' snow sculptures line downtown

About 50 local high school students braved sub-zero temperatures Friday to decorate the streets of downtown Steamboat with festive snow sculptures.

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Soroco boys basketball team snaps losing streak

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.

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2010 Steamboat sales taxes off 1 percent; sporting goods see gain

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.

Big 4th quarter lifts Soroco girls basketball to win

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.

Steamboat boys begin final push for playoffs with win against Battle Mountain

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.

Steamboat girls hoops runs away with 53-30 win against Battle Mountain

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.

Hayden girls basketball set for big showdown today

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.

Hayden boys basketball team wins in big league game

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.

Steamboat Springs Alpine boys, girls teams nab wins

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.

Steamboat hockey scores easy win at Columbine on Friday

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.

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Tom Ross: Digging into the nitty gritty of Winter Carnival history

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?

Yampa Town Board OKs water, sewer rate increases

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.

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Dodge Charger joins Steamboat police fleet

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

The Record for Feb. 1

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.

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Routt County events calendar for Feb. 4 to 10

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.

Steamboat Nordic skiers headed to Lake County

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.

Hayden wrestling to face Eaton at 9 a.m. Saturday

The regional tournament looms next weekend, but the Tigers face one final tough test at a duals tournament this weekend at Eaton.

Steamboat Alpine team headed to Winter Park

The Steamboat Springs High School Alpine skiing squad heads to Winter Park today for one of its final pre-state tune-ups.

Steamboat hockey to face Columbine, Dakota Ridge

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.

Sailors boys basketball to face Huskies and Devils

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).

Sailors girls basketball to face Huskies and Devils

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).

Soroco boys basketball to face North Park, West Grand

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 girls basketball to face North Park, West Grand

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.

Hayden girls basketball to face Plateau Valley, Paonia

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.

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Recent college grads Jet Edison play 1st show in Steamboat tonight

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.

Tigers boys basketball gears up for league title fight

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.

First Friday Artwalk listings for Feb. 4, 2011

Galleries and venues for February's First Friday Artwalk in downtown Steamboat Springs.

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2 young artists with an edge featured at Urbane throughout February

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.

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Hayden wins county wrestling meet

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.

Cody Heartz: ‘True Grit’ funny, heartbreaking

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.

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North Routt to host Snow Carnival

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.

Brent Boyer: Shifting gears in the icy cold

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.

Steamboat school closure alerts discussed

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.

The Record for Feb. 2, 2011

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.

Steamboat Briefs: Steamboat grad named to New Hampshire dean’s list

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.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Keep eyes open for a fresh perspective

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.

Police: Suspect in Hayden meth lab will be found

Local law enforcement officials are still searching for the man who was renting a Hayden home that police say housed a methamphetamine lab.

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Routt County remembers Rosa DeVault, the ultimate Broncos fan

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.

Criminal charge filed in fatal Montana crash

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

Yampa Valley Housing Authority panel details tax increase recommendations

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.

Moffat County Commission pleased with governor meeting

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.”

By the numbers: Record low temperatures 1893 to 2011

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

Copper Mountain USASA competition results for Jan. 29 and 30

Steamboat's Anna Marno falls in giant slalom race in Switzerland

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.

Sailors boys Alpine team wins at Loveland Ski Area

The Steamboat Springs High School boys Alpine ski team won at Loveland Ski Area during the weekend, highlighted by two podium finishes.

Winter Sports Club's Serena Kidd remains on top in SmartWool series

The jump from J4 girls to J3 girls Alpine skiing wasn’t a huge deal for Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club member Serena Kidd.

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Winter Sports Club cross-country skiers earn top finishes in Utah

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.

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Hayden's Letlow signs with CSU-Pueblo

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.

Steamboat wrestlers eager for rare meet at home

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.

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Closure policies differ by school district

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.

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Steamboat native safe, tense in Egypt

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.

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‘Peter Pan’ show set for this weekend in Hayden

"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

Steamboat freestyle skiers Cota, Outtrim in top 5 at Worlds

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.

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Record-tying low temperature for Feb. 2 hits Steamboat

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.

Cold in Steamboat brings safety, health concerns

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.

Steamboat schools weather closure is 1st in 22 years; back open today

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.

Council on Aging: Check on elderly during cold snaps

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.

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Frigid weather rattles Steamboat

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 Council calls for voluntary closure of Rita Valentine dog park

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.

Trout Unlimited meeting Monday

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 league volleyball standings and results for Jan. 31

Adult B league soccer standings and scores for Jan. 25

Adult B league soccer standings and scores for Jan. 25

Adult A league soccer standings and scores for Jan. 27

Adult A league soccer standings and scores for Jan. 27

Rocky Mountain Division freestyle results for Jan. 29 and 30

Rocky Mountain Division freestyle results for Jan. 29 and 30

The Record for Jan. 31, 2011

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

Utah Winter Games Steamboat finishers for Jan. 27 to 29

Steamboat Briefs: Whiteman Primary plans parent information sessions

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.

Yampa Town Board meets tonight, water rates on tap

The Town of Yampa Board of Trustees meets at 7 p.m. today at Yampa Town Hall, 261 Moffat Ave.

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Joanne Palmer: Confessions of a teddy bear mother

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.

Vicki Barron: Tobacco dangerous

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.

Ryan Snodgrass: Idling cars unnecessary

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.

Our View: Don’t waste time with ballot question

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.

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Grunge band plays free show tonight at Steamboat's Old Town Pub

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.

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Etiquette classes offered to Steamboat youths

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.

Steamboat Pilot & Today names magazine editor

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

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Walgreens project approved by city council

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.

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Hayden boys basketball runs past Vail Christian, 78-54

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.

Hayden meth suspect still sought

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.

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Moffat County Commission lands audience with governor

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?’”

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Steamboat Ski Area hits snow milestone

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 skier Marno 17th at Junior Worlds

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.

Local Rep. introduces late fee reduction bill

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.

Steamboat Sailors hockey game vs. Fountain Valley canceled

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.

The Record for Jan. 30

The Record for Jan. 30

Steamboat briefs: Registration ends today for Steamboat ensemble

Registration closes today for the Steamboat Symphony Orchestra String Ensemble for intermediate and advanced violin, viola, cello and bass players.