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Hot springs employee robbed at gunpoint

Sheriff’s Office still investigating Saturday night incident

Strawberry Park Hot Springs owner Don Johnson said an employee robbed of between $700 and $800 at gunpoint and pepper sprayed Saturday night is doing fine.

John F. Russell: Ready to move on

When it came time to walk off the field after his final college football game, Dartmouth College defensive tackle Lane Shipley decided to do it without shoes. It was a move the 6-foot-2-inch, 280-pound former Steamboat Springs High School standout has been thinking about since he was a teenager, an idea inspired by American wrestling legend Rulon Gardner.

Ski and snowboard cross event results from Saturday

Ski and snowboard cross event results from Saturday

Snowboarder Wild leads in Spain parallel slalom

Vic Wild led a trio of snowboarders with ties to Steamboat Springs in a parallel slalom event in La Molina, Spain.

Steamboat snowboarder Ladley 6th at Dew Tour

Steamboat Springs snowboarder Matt Ladley finished sixth on Saturday in a Dew Tour event in Killington, Vt.

Steamboat’s Fletcher leads US Nordic combined team

Bryan Fletcher again led the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team on Saturday at a World Cup event in Chaux-Neuve, France, coming from 25th after the jump to finish 21st.

Steamboat’s Cota picks up podium

Steamboat Springs’ Jeremy Cota picked up his first World Cup moguls podium Saturday in Lake Placid, N.Y. Cota finished behind France’s Colas Guilbaut and Canada’s Aleandre Bildoeau.

Offense falls flat for Soroco boys basketball Saturday

Soroco High School boys basketball coach Andy Johnson said a young team lacking varsity experience like his can go through growing pains from time to time. Saturday’s game at West Grand High School was one of those pains. The Mustangs focused on limiting Soroco’s top scorers and were successful, downing the Rams, 48-23.

Soroco girls hoops wins, 58-24, against West Grand

The Soroco High School girls basketball team ran away with a 58-24 win Saturday in West Grand, setting up a huge cross-county game Friday with Hayden.

Steamboat girls basketball surge too late against Delta

Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball lost 52-46 to Delta on Saturday, despite a second half that coach John Ameen said was one of the team's best efforts of the season.

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Steamboat hockey falls, 5-2, on road

Battle Mountain made the night a good one with three third-period goals for a 5-2 win against Steamboat Springs on Saturday night at Vail’s Dobson Ice Arena. The win bolstered Battle Mountain’s quest to make the postseason, while handing the visiting Sailors their first loss in Foothills Conference play.

Concrete trail around Casey's Pond

The City of Steamboat Springs is soliciting statements of qualifications from qualified, professional civil engineering firms to provide all design and engineering for constructing a concrete trail around Casey's Pond in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. This project is funded by a Federal Highway Administration grant which is administered by the Colorado Department of Transportation.

Preapplication for 29.49 acre Gravel Pit & subsequent reclamation

ACTIVITY #: PP2010-030 PETITIONER: ROUTT COUNTY PETITION: Preapplication for 29.49 acre Gravel Pit & subsequent reclamation 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.

SANDEFUR SUBDIVISION LOT (WALGREENS)

SANDEFUR SUBDIVISION LOT 1 MID VALLEY BUSINESS CENTER LOT 6 #PP-10-06 & #DPF-10-05 (WALGREENS) 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: Brian Olson, P.O. Box 882597, Steamboat Springs, CO 80488 (970) 846-2614 email: brian@olsondev.com Location of Development Pine Grove Road @ Highway 40 (Across from Staples on Pine Grove Road) Type of Application: Preliminary Plat & Development Plan/Final Development Plan General Description: The applicant is requesting approval of a Preliminary Plat Subdivision and Development Plan, Final Development Plan, and PUD for the construction of a 16,450 square-foot retail building for a Walgreens.

Revocable Permit and Easement Agreement between the City of Steamboat Springs and Fifth and Yampa

ORDINANCE: 2367 An ordinance ratifying a Revocable Permit and Easement Agreement between the City of Steamboat Springs and Fifth and Yampa, LLC; establishing a hearing date; and providing an effective date.

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

PROPOSED ORDINANCE: 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.

10CW72 ROUTT COUNTY. Elk River Ranch Water Rights

10CW72 ROUTT COUNTY. Elk River Ranch LLLP, c/o Michael J. Sawyer, Esq. and Jeffrey J. Conklin, Esq., Karp Neu Hanlon, P.C., 201 14th Street, Suite 200, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601. Application for Surface Water Rights. First Claim for Water Right: Elk River Ranch Spring No. 1, located in the NE1/4 NW1/4 of Section 36, Township 8 North, Range 86 West of the 6th P.M., at a point 555 feet south from the North line and 2,184 feet east from the West line of said Section 36. The location is depicted on Exhibit A on file with the Water Court. Source: George's Gulch, tributary to Salt Creek, tributary to the Elk River, tributary to the Yampa River. Date of appropriation: November 1, 2006.

10CW74 ROUTT COUNTY APPLICATION FOR ABSOLUTE WATER RIGHT

10CW74 ROUTT COUNTY APPLICATION FOR ABSOLUTE WATER RIGHT: Name, address and phone number of Applicant: Don Johnson, 44200 CR 36, Steamboat Springs, Colorado 80487, phone number: (970) 819-6151, email: hot@springsips.com. Direct all pleadings to: Karl F. Kumli, III and Tucker M. Katz, Dietze and Davis, P.C., 2060 Broadway, Suite 400, Boulder, CO 80302, email: karlk@dietzedavis.com and tkatz@dietzedavis.com. Applicant's application is for an absolute underground water right in connection with Well Permit No. 042817-F. Applicant is the owner and operator of Strawberry Park Hot Springs Resort and Spa in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The resort consists of hot spring pools, a steam room, spa, guest cabins, two covered wagons, a small camping area, and a common, potable drinking water and sanitation facility. Pursuant to Well Permit No. 038663-F, Applicant drilled a well on his property on or about May 7, 1991.

10CW76 ROUTT COUNTY APPLICATION FOR CHANGES OF WATER RIGHTS

10CW76 ROUTT COUNTY APPLICATION FOR CHANGES OF WATER RIGHTS. 1. Name, address and telephone number of Applicant: J.G. AMATO COMPANY, LLC, ATT: John G. Amato, Esq., 1615 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 70112, Tel: 504-582-1601, with a copy to Thomas R. Sharp, Esq., Sharp, Steinke, Sherman & Engle, LLC, P.O. Box 774608, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477, Tel. 970-879-7600. Name of Each Structure for Which Changes are Sought Mad Ranch Pond, H.E. Turner Ditch, Original Decree and First Enlargement, and Hoelzen Pump No.

08CW50 (00CW40) ROUTT COUNTY AMENDED APPLICATION FOR WATER RIGHTS (SURFACE).

08CW50 (00CW40) ROUTT COUNTY AMENDED APPLICATION FOR WATER RIGHTS (SURFACE). 1. Name of Applicant: Ian Wagner, 29340 Oak Dr., Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 skian1@msn.com 970-846-0905. Name of structure: Wagner Spring (spring). Legal description: NE/4 NW/4 Sec. 25 T7N, R85W, 6th P.M. 518 ft. from N and 1614 ft. from W Sec. line, 29340 Oak Drive, Elk River Est. Lot 4. Source: McFadden Creek of the Elk River of the Yampa River. Date of initiation of appropriation: 6-4-01. How appropriation was initiated: request for infiltration gallery. Date water applied to beneficial use: 6-27-01. Amount claimed: 0.033 cfs, conditional. Use or proposed use: domestic. If non-irrigation, describe purpose fully: domestic single family occupied since 9-1-01. Owner of land: same as applicant.

10CW68 ROUTT COUNTY AMENDED APPLICATION FOR CHANGES OF WATER RIGHTS

Pursuant to C.R.S. 37-92-302, you are hereby notified that the following resume(s) are Application(s) and/or Amended Application(s) filed in the office of Water Division 6, during the month of DECEMBER 2010. 10CW68 ROUTT COUNTY AMENDED APPLICATION FOR CHANGES OF WATER RIGHTS (SURFACE). 1. Name, address and telephone number of Applicants: Needmore Ranch II, Ltd, a Texas limited partnership, c/o Greg LaMantia, L&F Distributors, Ltd., 3800 N. McColl Road, McAllen, TX 78501, Tel. 956-687-6206, AND Chico Needmore Ranch, LLC, a Texas limited liability company, c/o Greg LaMantia, L&F Distributors, Ltd., 3800 N. McColl Road, McAllen, TX 78501, Tel. 956-687-6206, with a copy to Thomas R. Sharp, Esq., Sharp, Steinke, Sherman & Engle, LLC, P.O. Box 774608, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477, Tel. 970-879-7600.

Water Division 6 month of DECEMBER 2010.

DISTRICT COURT, WATER DIVISION 6, COLORADO TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN WATER APPLICATION IN WATER DIVISION 6 Pursuant to C.R.S. 37-92-302, you are hereby notified that the following resume(s) are Application(s) and/or Amended Application(s) filed in the office of Water Division 6, during the month of DECEMBER 2010.

Easterly Seepage Ditch

Pursuant to C.R.S. 37-92-302, you are hereby notified that the following resume(s) are Application(s) and/or Amended Application(s) filed in the office of Water Division 6, during the month of DECEMBER 2010. 2010CW71 Routt County Application for Water Rights (Surface). Applicant: Timothy V. Corrigan and Donna L Corrigan, Peter L. Flint and Janice M. Symchych and Robert A. Logan JR. and Mary Jane Logan. Attorney for the Applicant: Melinda H. Sherman , Sharp, Steinke, Sherman & Engle, LLC P.O. Box 774608, 401 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477. Telephone 970-879-7600. Mailing Address: P.O. Box 175, Yampa, CO 80433, email address: uyri@steamboatsouth.com, home phone number: 970-638-0419, 6110 Lawndale Lane North, Plymouth, MN 55446-1008, e-mail address: peterflint@aol.com, home phone number 612-237-5776 and P.O. Box 772918, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477, e-mail address: n/a, home phone number 970-638-4435. Name of Structure: Easterly Seepage Ditch ditch.

10CW70 ROUTT COUNTY Water Rights

10CW70 ROUTT COUNTY, Gregory A. Brown, 22455 CR 56, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 gabrown@zirkel.us 970-879-7089. Application for Water Rights (Surface). Name of structure: West Pond (spring, other with pond). Legal Description: NE/4 NW/4, Sec. 23, T8N, R86W, 425 ft. from N and 1,700 ft. from W Sec. Line. Street Address: 22455 CR 56, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487. Alternative Description (UTM): Points not averaged. Northing 4500895n, Easting 330500e, Zone 13. Source: spring on unnamed tributary to Long Gulch, tributary to the Elk River. Date of initiation of appropriation: Oct. 1984. How appropriation was initiated: Surface water for livestock.

10CW69 ROUTT COUNTY UNDERGROUND WATER RIGHT Chico Needmore Ranch, LLC

10CW69 ROUTT COUNTY APPLICATION FOR UNDERGROUND WATER RIGHT. 1. Name, address and telephone number of Applicant: Chico Needmore Ranch, LLC, a Texas limited liability company, c/o Greg LaMantia, L&F Distributors, Ltd., 3800 N. McColl Road, McAllen, TX 78501, Tel. 956-687-6206, with a copy to Thomas R. Sharp, Esq., Sharp, Steinke, Sherman & Engle, LLC, P.O. Box 774608, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477, Tel. 970-879-7600.

Foreclosure Sale No. 10-265

COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 10-265; Original Grantor(s): George Krawzoff Jr and Patricia Rockwood; Original Beneficiary(ies): Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Foreclosure Sale No. 10-267

COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 10-267; Original Grantor(s): Benjamin Clark Amsden Jr. and Susan Kay Makens-Amsden; Original Beneficiary(ies): Washington Mutual Bank, F.A.

Foreclosure Sale No 10-262

COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 10-262, Original Grantor(s): Christine Walsh, Original Beneficiary(ies): Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

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Downtown couple asks Steamboat to allow goats in city

The Fielding residence is home to five humans, five dogs, two goats and more than 40 chickens, including about 25 fledglings. The humans and the dogs are within city regulations for the plot of about one-third of an acre. The goats and chickens are not. John Fielding is spurring an effort to change that — for the goats, anyway.

Our View: Suicide issue merits attention

The 106 documented suicide attempts in Routt County last year, including 11 fatal attempts, are a sobering reminder that depression and mental illness are serious issues affecting many residents.

Joel Reichenberger: NASTAR win still paying off for skiers

I was making my way down Howelsen Hill nearly a year ago when I realized I needed to make some mental adjustments to go along with tons of physical ones if I ever was to be a respectable ski racer.

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Thieves stop by Steamboat company's booth at retailer show

$3,500 in gear nabbed from Big Agnes

The folks at Big Agnes did not let a little thievery dampen their spirits Friday at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market show in Salt Lake City. Big Agnes was one of several Steamboat Springs-based businesses showing off their products at the outdoor industry trade show.

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Skiers, riders give thumbs up to cross course at Steamboat Ski Area

Veteran snowboard cross rider Autumn Lachendro didn’t find the new ski and snowboard cross course at Steamboat Ski Area very challenging. But it wasn’t for reasons you’d think. Lachendro, who does the USASA Rocky Mountain Series and chases cash purses across the state, was taken aback with the fluidity of the course

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Steamboat's Lance Ostrom is red hot in hockey season

Steamboat hockey player tearing a hole in back of the net

Lance Ostrom got tired of hearing a goal scorer’s worst sound. With each ting of the post, his stomach would tighten and his heart would drop. But with a little bit of adjustment in his shot, added to his nonstop motor and skating ability, Ostrom has been on a tear. He’s gone from a nice complementary role to possibly the best player in the Foothills Conference.

Laurie Hallenbeck: Hayden Town Talk for Jan. 23

Congratulations to Ty Dun­ckley, who set the Hayden High School male weightlifting record. The new record is 1,435 pounds.

Lila Rider: Oak Creek/Phippsburg news for Jan. 23

Frances Gneiser is turning 90. Her birthday celebration is Saturday at First Presbyterian Church in Grand Junction.

The Record for January 21

8:34 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a civil complaint in the 300 block of Little Moon Trail. Officers helped resolve a dispute between two neighbors.

Jail Report for Jan. 15 to 21

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.

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Community spelling bee creates buzz in Steamboat

Saturday event draws 15 teams to challenge brains, encourage interaction

Someone who can spell “platypus” can surely spell “aardvark.” Or so thought Shelly Flanery, once a spelling bee champion in the fifth grade. The Hayden resident had been practicing for the first com­­munity spelling bee for a week, calling her teammates with a word of the day.The first event of its kind was held Sat­­urday at the Steamboat Sp­­rings Community Center.

Steamboat briefs: CMC instructor earns HR certification

A longtime Colorado Mountain College adjunct instructor recently earned certification as a senior professional in human resources from the HR Certification Institute, which is affiliated with the Society for Human Resource Management, according to a news release.

Gary Hofmeister: Whose business?

One of the questions I think you could likely get 90-percent-plus of the public to answer correctly is: “Who spends your money better … you or the government?” Assuming that is the case, wouldn’t you think that businesses would be even more prone to screaming bloody murder if Congress would write legislation specifying how you divide up your limited resources?

Bob Semro: Repealing reform a step backward

On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to repeal last year’s health care reform law. The vote was 245 to 189. We think this is a mistake. We consider last year’s Affordable Care Act to be one of the most significant and important legislative achievements in generations.

Don Valentine: Rita Valentine Park

There have been a lot of discussions, e-mails and newspaper articles about elk and the so-called dog problem in Rita Valentine Park and the surrounding neighborhoods. Yes, there is a problem, and a lot of damage is being done to landscaping in these neighborhoods. But the problem has nothing to do with the city, the Colorado Division of Wildlife, and certainly not with the elk.

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Foreclosures still mounting in Steamboat

Filings reach record high as location-neutral buyers, retirees return to market

Jon Wade, of Colorado Group Realty, said last week that an increased number of local foreclosures seems inevitable in 2011. But he also sees encouraging signs in the market.

Robert E. Hull: Where are the standings?

I have been reading your fine newspaper for more than 13 years and have never found any fault — until now. Almost my entire reason for reading the Steamboat Today’s sports pages is to review the professional sports standings, such as the NBA and NHL. Your sports pages did not include these standings for seven straight days.

Omar M. Campbell: Dispensary request

Friday’s Steamboat Today included an article (“Marijuana center eyes growth”) about a Milner medical marijuana “caregiver” who wants to open a second shop, this one in Steamboat. Coincidentally, I received an article that appeared in the Longmont Times-Call on Jan. 8. It shows what can result from our ill-conceived pot law.

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Partners school-based and youth mentors change Routt County lives

Gage Reynolds used to be mean. The Steamboat Springs Middle School sixth-grader said that earlier this year, he wasn’t getting along with other students. But that has changed. Since late October, Gage has worked one-on-one with Sam Melamed, an AmeriCorps volunteer who serves as a school-based mentor for Partners in Routt County.

On the Market: Stagecoach townhome sells for $70K bargain

An original Stagecoach townhome from 1974 — three bedrooms, 1,416 square feet — sold for $70,000 on Jan. 18. It was foreclosed on and was sold by Fannie Mae. It previously sold for $260,000 at the peak of the market in June 2007.

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Buyers of multimillion-dollar Steamboat homes expect quality, great deals

When the new home at 2745 Whitewater Lane sold for $1.95 million cash Wednesday, it said a good deal about the state of the high-end market in Steamboat Springs. The property, overlooking Fish Creek from close range in The Sanctuary, originally was listed for $4 million and saw the asking price reduced to $2.5 million in September.

Routt County real estate transactions for Jan. 14 to 20, 2011

Routt County real estate transactions for Jan. 14 to 20, 2011