Bob McConnell’s complaints about how Jean White was appointed to the state Senate may come off as sour grapes, but the gist of his most recent gripe about state politics is legitimate. Openness and transparency always best serve the public, and for that reason the vacancy committee that appointed White earlier this month ought to make the votes of its members public.
4-week ski seminar starts Friday
About a dozen women took to the groomed Nordic trails around the Lake Catamount Touring Center on Friday, the final day of the four week skate-skiing series. Classes are divided by ability level, and the series that wrapped up Friday showcased the variety of residents who show up for the classes.
College hopes to offer an associate’s in fall 2012
Peter Perhac, CEO of Colorado Mountain College’s Alpine Campus, told the Economic Development Council that the college is creating a two-year program in culinary arts. He said the program would include instruction for high school and college students and courses for community members.
A draft study from the city’s planning department indicates that vacant land in Steamboat Springs could accommodate about 4,600 new residential units and about 2 million square feet of commercial or industrial space.
Michele Dunklin walked outside the Doak Walker Care Center on Friday, closed her eyes, looked at the sun overhead and took in a deep breath. “It feels very nice,” she said. Before Friday, the last time the 47-year-old Steamboat Springs woman got to take in the mountain air was briefly on Jan. 10 when she was being transferred from an ambulance to the Doak, where she would continue her recovery from a near-fatal Dec. 8 head-on car crash.
For 2 1/2 quarters Saturday, the Glenwood Springs-Steamboat Springs girls basketball game was as close as it could get. But midway through the third, the Demons found something and never looked back, turning a tied game into an easy 60-34 win.
Glenwood Springs High School boys basketball coach Cory Hitchcock called it a championship bout. Steamboat Springs High School coach Luke DeWolfe had called it a must win. The heated rivalry came down to the last shot, 56-54.
Sailors knock off No. 4 team, 4-3, at home Saturday
The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team won its biggest game of the season Saturday shocking Ralston Valley, 4-3.
Tigers fall to Demons, beat Cowboys
The Hayden High School wrestling team split a home triangular Saturday, the Tigers struggling against Glenwood Springs before handling Meeker.
The Tigers entered the game ranked No. 7 in the state, just ahead of homestanding Rangely, No. 8.
Hayden thrashed Rangely, 66-42, blowing the game open Saturday after the Panthers had managed to keep it within four points in the first.
Mixed and Junior Championships tennis results for Jan. 28
The Steamboat Springs girls basketball team had lapses of poor play early and weren’t able to overcome a 14-point first-half deficit, falling, 61-51, at home to Moffat County on Friday.
Steamboat beats rival Moffat County, 51-50
In its rivalry with Moffat County High School, nothing ever seems to come easy for the Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball team. But on a night where there was little flow to the game and the Sailors trailed for much of the second half, Steamboat somehow found a way to beat their rival, 51-50, in Kelly Meek Gymnasium.
Tigers girls hoops defeats Rams, 60-46
The Hayden High School girls basketball team wasn’t always great Friday night. In fact, it frequently struggled. But where the Tigers dominated, they did so thoroughly, and despite facing a determined Soroco team playing in front of a raucous home crowd, that was enough. Hayden overcame a double-digit first-half deficit to beat Soroco, 60-46.
5K to raise awareness, funds for domestic violence services
The annual Colorado Ski For Women event and fundraiser Sunday is more than a lighthearted day on the snow: The 5-kilometer ski and snowshoe event also has more somber undertones. It’s meant to raise funds and awareness for Advocates Building Peaceful Communities, an organization that offers services for victims of domestic violence.
Within steps of his new store’s front door, Matt Robbins has a $15,000 wood carving of a mountain lion and $12 earrings with handmade, glass beads. Variety is a defining feature of All Colorado, which opened full time earlier this month in Old Town Square, at Seventh Street and Lincoln Avenue in downtown Steamboat Springs.
The Routt County Sheriff’s Office still is working to identify a suspect in the Jan. 22 armed robbery at Strawberry Park Hot Springs.
Forecaster: Wind slab conditions exist in backcountry
The snow on Buffalo Pass is 10 feet deep, and there’s a chance of snow in the forecast for Sunday and Monday that could push it higher. Buffalo Pass was the general location of several soft slab avalanches Jan. 22, according to a report filed Friday by the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.
The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team lost, 5-1, on Friday to the state’s top team, Regis Jesuit. Regis jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first period thanks to goals from Rory Futz and Marshall Conrad.
The Record for Jan. 27
Routt school district lunch menus for Jan. 31 to Feb. 4
The second annual jazz guest artist concert featuring Nathaniel Wickham and the Steamboat Springs High School Jazz Band and Steamboat Swings is at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the high school theater.
The Hayden boys basketball team got up early and didn’t let off the gas until the fourth quarter Friday night, picking up a big win against Soroco, 59-44.
State park receives donated equipment, buys trail groomer
Stagecoach State Park near Oak Creek sees about 150,000 visitors annually, but only a relative few come in winter, primarily to ice fish. Now there’s a new reason to visit the park and the frozen reservoir in winter. The park just received 10 pairs of adult snowshoes that are available to visitors are no charge.
Dominic Lalli, saxophonist of Colorado jam veterans the Motet, joins forces with drummer Jeremy Salken as Big Gigantic. Paired with an incessantly vibrant light show, the duo layers heavy beats with organic melodies. The group plays at 9 p.m. Sunday at Ghost Ranch Saloon. Tickets at $15.
Fair culminates monthlong unit at Christian Heritage School
Joey Berlet had been planning his science project since the beginning of the school year. He knew come January — also known as Science Month at Christian Heritage School where he is a second-grader — he would be charged with building something that floats. The science fair Friday featured a morning of demonstrations from every kindergartner through sixth-grader.