News for Saturday, January 29, 2011



Our View: Make public decisions in plain view

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.

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Steamboat women learn Nordic skiing ropes at Catamount clinic

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.

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Culinary arts degree on the horizon for Steamboat's CMC

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.

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Draft study for Steamboat Springs looks at room for growth

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.

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Steamboat's Dunklins grateful for community support, ‘Michele’s miracle’

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.

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Steamboat girls basketball falls, 60-34, to Glenwood

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.

Steamboat boys hoops beats Glenwood by a hair

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.

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Steamboat hockey grabs huge win vs. Ralston Valley

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.

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Hayden wrestlers split home triangular against Glenwood, Meeker

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.

Hayden girls hoops beats Rangely, 48-39

The Tigers entered the game ranked No. 7 in the state, just ahead of homestanding Rangely, No. 8.

Hayden boys hoops beats Rangely, 66-42

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

Mixed and Junior Championships tennis results for Jan. 28

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Steamboat girls basketball can’t get past start against Moffat

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.

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Steamboat boys basketball pulls out win against Moffat

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.

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Hayden girls basketball comes back in 2nd half against Soroco

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.

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Ski For Women event in Steamboat to benefit Advocates

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.

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Steamboat businesses open doors with optimism amid down economy

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.

Strawberry Park Hot Springs robbery investigation is ongoing

The Routt County Sheriff’s Office still is working to identify a suspect in the Jan. 22 armed robbery at Strawberry Park Hot Springs.

Steamboat's Buffalo Pass snowpack is at 10 feet

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.

Steamboat hockey falls, 5-1, against Regis Jesuit

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

The Record for Jan. 27

Routt school district lunch menus for Jan. 31 to Feb. 4

Routt school district lunch menus for Jan. 31 to Feb. 4

Steamboat briefs: Jazz guest artist concert is Tuesday at high school

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.

Hayden boys basketball pass Soroco, 59-44

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.

Stagecoach State Park now offers snowshoes

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.

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Events in Routt County this weekend

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.

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Steamboat students explore science at Christian Heritage

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.