Anyone harboring ambitions to play high school basketball might have missed a golden opportunity Friday in Hayden. Someone wearing orange and sitting at the end of the bench might well have inadvertently been told to get into the game as Hayden High School boys coach Mike Luppes emptied the bench time and time again during a rout of De Beque.
Good teams can play for a period and win. Especially when that period might have been the Steamboat Springs High School hockey team’s best of the year. Steamboat got three first-period goals and withstood a late Kent Denver rally to take a 3-2 win Friday at Howelsen Ice Arena.
Director of Colorado Tourism Office optimistic about funding
Newly appointed Colorado Tourism Office Director Al White told a Steamboat Springs audience that he hopes to convince his former colleagues in the state Legislature that holding the line on tourism funding would pay dividends even in a time of budget crisis.
Town Council was asked for water base rates for Redstone to be waived
After a lengthy discussion at the Hayden Town Council meeting Thursday, the group that plans to redevelop the Redstone Motel in Hayden withdrew its request to have water base rates waived for three years. Developers David Josfan, Chris Paoli and Ben Spiegel had requested that the fees be waived because the taps are no longer in use.
Many may see property tax increase related to schools
Property owners might want to brace themselves for an unwelcome surprise at the mailbox today: Property tax bills are on the way, and most readers will see an increase in their taxes from last year. But they might find that their taxes are lower than they were two years ago.
People Under the Stairs plays at 9 p.m. Sunday at Ghost Ranch Saloon. The hip-hip duo from California offers original, wry rhymes over a diverse blend of sampled and handcrafted beats. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 on the day of the show.
Team plays against Palisade and Delta this weekend
Just three games into the Western Slope League season, the Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team has hit its most crucial road trip of the year. The team plays at 6 p.m. today at Palisade and at 2 p.m. Saturday at Delta.
Any lover of books has his or her own literary guilty pleasures. When I was younger it was comic books, pulp horror fiction and those “choose your own adventure” game books. While I may have outgrown those particular dalliances, my affair with writing that exploits my own — possibly delusional — quests for adventure is not over.
The Hayden High School boys basketball team will look to continue its string of lopsided victories today when it takes on De Beque at 5:30 p.m. in Hayden. The Tigers are coming off two wins of more than 20 points, including a 77-45 throttling of North Park last weekend.
Soroco High School boys basketball coach Andy Johnson noted that a year ago, the Rams swept the season series against Western Slope League competitor Plateau Valley. “But that doesn’t mean anything now,” he added.
The Soroco girls basketball team heads on the road for a pair of key league games, the outcomes setting up a potentially huge contest next week. Soroco (4-2, 1-1) plays at 5 p.m. today at Plateau Valley and 2:30 p.m. Saturday at West Grand.
The Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball team has played well at the beginning of games, at the end of games and in some stretches in between. Playing well in those stretches has helped the Sailors to seven wins, but coach Luke DeWolfe said as the Sailors prepare to get into a pair of road league games, finding consistency for four quarters is instrumental.
If the Steamboat Springs High School hockey team wasn’t already guaranteed to face other teams’ best efforts, Thursday’s revelation certainly will make it so. The Sailors — 9-1 overall, 5-0 in the Foothills Conference and winners of five in a row — were ranked No. 2 in the state by The Denver Post on Thursday.
Annual meeting today comes during time of declining dues
Mainstreet Steamboat Springs’ annual meeting today comes after a year that saw declining membership and decreased dues, but at the start of a year that, thankfully for downtown businesses, doesn’t have a massive construction project looming over Lincoln Avenue.
12:37 a.m. A person reported a suspicious car in the 1600 block of Mount Werner Road. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers did not find anyone in the car.
A Milner medical marijuana center is considering expansion and Steamboat’s Rocky Mountain Remedies is reporting more than 600 consistent, local customers — and more than 3,000 customers overall — as city officials prepare to review revised regulations for the industry next month.
The Winter Carnival Parade is Feb. 6 after the street events on Lincoln Avenue. Anyone is welcome to participate, but only those who use a diamond hitch are eligible to be judged. The entry fee is a $7 Winter Carnival button, which is used to attend all of the week’s events.
Betsy Franck is not afraid to be loud, and she’s not afraid to tell her story. And her music is no different. The Athens, Ga.-based guitarist and singer will finish her second Colorado tour with two shows at Old Town Pub with Southern rockers the Bareknuckle Band.
From the swamps of the bayou to the cool mountain air, the world of Cajun and zydeco roots music can feel light-years away. But there are options in Colorado for those hungry for the spicy taste of Louisiana music. Blue Krewe returns to The Tugboat Grill & Pub today.
Starting next month, the Steamboat Pilot & Today is opening its doors and inviting readers to chat about the newspaper — or even just the news — from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. on the first Wednesday of every month with myself and General Manager Scott Stanford.