News for Wednesday, January 12, 2011



For Steamboat's Chix with Stix players, age is no matter

On a team whose ages span 26 years, all generations contributed this past weekend. The oldest Chix with Stix player, Lee Cox, put up two goals against the University of Denver Pioneers, and the second-youngest player, Laura Kalmes, assisted Cox’s first goal in the first period and scored on a penalty shot in the third.

Steamboat Education Fund Board recoups some attorney fees

Former accountant Paul Strong agrees to give cash, in-kind payment

Paul Strong will pay the Education Fund Board a portion of the attorney fees it incurred while successfully appealing penalties levied by the Internal Revenue Service for failing to file tax returns for four years. Strong is the former Fund Board accountant.

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Doctors expect full recovery for Steamboat City Manager Jon Roberts

Wife says his condition improves daily

Doctors expect Steamboat Springs City Manager Jon Rob­erts to make a full recovery from critical injuries and brain trauma sustained in a Jan. 2 skiing accident, his wife said Wednesday. But a long recovery lies ahead.

Hayden boys win vs. Vail Christian, 80-70

Girls basketball loses against Little Snake River team, 57-28

Hayden’s Jorge Valdez saved the biggest game of his career for a night when the Tigers clearly weren’t their best. The sophomore poured in 31 points and grabbed 21 rebounds Tuesday at Vail Christian, helping Hayden to an 80-70 win.

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International portrait photography on display in Steamboat

Here in Steamboat Springs, he’s known as Joseph Cosby. In Mexico, he’s called Jose. And in Guatemala, they call him Chuck Norris. The tall, bearded photographer, often dressed in cowboy garb, has traveled to the far corners of the world. More than 50 of his photographs will be on display this month at the Depot Art Center.

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Jimmy Westlake: Orion’s Belt shining in January

Anyone who ever has looked up at the starry, winter sky has seen it, though they might not have realized what they were looking at. The three bright stars in a neat little row stand out among the other stars like a neon sign.

Steamboat Springs School Board moves meetings to district office

The Steamboat Springs School Board voted in favor of making the George P. Sauer Human Services Center, the district administrative office, home to future board meetings. School Board members voted, 3-2, on Monday after Superinten­­dent Shalee Cun­­ningham requested that School Board meetings not move among the district office, Centennial Hall and school buildings.

Steamboat briefs: Woman injured in car accident brought back to Steamboat

Michele Dunklin has returned to Steamboat Springs and is continuing her recovery at Doak Walker Care Center after spending more than a month at Denver Health medical center. “She is so, so thrilled to be back in Steamboat,” family friend Michelle Diehl said. “She must have said that three times today.”

Hayden police to expand staffing

Department soon will have 6 full-time-equivalent officers

The Hayden Police Depar­tment will increase its staffing to six full-time-equivalent officers for 2011.

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Pediatrics of Steamboat Springs joins literacy program

Pediatrics of Steamboat Springs is now one of 4,654 health care centers nationwide to offer the Reach Out and Read program, which encourages early introduction to literacy with free books and counseling to parents about bonding with children through reading.

The Record for Jan. 10

12:49 a.m. An employee of a bar in the 1800 block of Ski Time Square Drive requested a Steamboat Springs Police Department officer to help deal with a patron. The patron was gone when police arrived.

Barbara Kerley: A big thank you to everyone

A big thank-you to all the friends and neighbors in the valley that helped me. Each one of you was a true blessing. Thank you so much.

Sonja Macys: Why no Giffords news coverage?

I am writing to express my grave disappointment in the Steamboat Pilot & Today for your failure to report on the national tragedy that occurred Saturday in Tucson, Ariz. It is hard not to take the omission as an insult to those who were slain, and those who are still fighting for their lives. U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords and Ron Barber are friends of mine.

Adult co-ed league volleyball standings and scores for Jan. 10

Adult co-ed league volleyball standings and scores for Jan. 10

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Steamboat Springs Education Fund Board avoids fine, prepares to hear $2.4M in requests

The Internal Revenue Ser­vice has waived the penalties assessed to the Education Fund Board for not filing its annual tax returns on time, Board President Kristi Brown said Tuesday. The group will meet tonight to hear requests totaling $2.4 million from local districts and community groups.

Our View: Survey results encouraging; work remains

There was some good news this week from the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey, which more than 600 Steamboat Springs seventh- through 12th-graders took in spring. But before we pat ourselves on the backs, we should remember that the campaign against teen substance abuse is ongoing.

Adult B league soccer standings and scores for Jan. 4

Adult B league soccer standings and scores for Jan. 4

Adult A league soccer standings and scores for Jan. 6

Adult A league soccer standings and scores for Jan. 6

Adult co-ed basketball league standings and results for Jan. 9

Adult co-ed basketball league standings and results for Jan. 9

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Joanne Palmer: An argument for the basic, everyday checklist

Turn off coffee pot. Check. Print out boarding pass. Check. Return library books. Check. Check. Check. I am now a fan of checklists. Here’s how it happened. I went to the store five (count ’em, five) times to buy a new toothbrush for my pearly whites. I left the store five (count ’em, five) times without the toothbrush.

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Wiggins takes reins as new Routt County sheriff

Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies went to work for a new boss Tuesday after Sheriff Garrett Wiggins was sworn in at the historic downtown courthouse. Wiggins wasted little time getting to work. After moving some things into his new office, Wiggins planned a meeting to explain his law enforcement philosophy.

Arizona shooting's impacts felt in Steamboat

Steamboat’s Sonja Macys a friend of Arizona congresswoman

The horrific shooting Satur­­day in Arizona has struck hearts in Steamboat Springs. Sonja Macys, executive director of Yampatika, is a longtime friend of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, one of 20 people shot during a political meet and greet Giffords was hosting at a Tucson super­­market. Six people, including a federal judge and a 9-year-old girl, were killed.

County real estate transactions for December 2010

Seller: Frank Levkulich Buyer: William Shane and Amber L. Kawcak Address: Lot 1, Silver Sage Sale Price: $60,000