Sunday, July 31
A 50-year-old man remains in critical condition at a Denver hospital after the truck he was riding in on Forest Service Road 400, 10 miles east of Clark, rolled over Saturday and pinned him inside.
One person was killed and another seriously injured in a head-on collision Friday night that closed both lanes of U.S. Highway 40. Trooper Nate Reid from the Colorado State Patrol public affairs office said a black 2006 Mercedes Benz driven by Hayden resident Joshua Ward, 20, attempted to pass in a no-passing zone near mile marker 95 on U.S. Highway 40.
I’ve spent more than 40 years on this Earth doing my best to learn as much as possible. But in that time I’ve also realized that there are some things I will never understand.
Cory Prager knows all the tips frequently handed out to athletes, the words from coaches meant to inspire them and to help them excel. He’s spent the bulk of his free time in recent years handing out that exact advice, coaching through Steamboat Springs’ winters as a member of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club’s freestyle skiing staff.
The Record for July 29
The Jail Report for July 23 to 29
Saturday, July 30
Private educators find new ways to attract students
Private schools in Steamboat are turning to social media, advertising campaigns and new academic programming to attract more students as their enrollment numbers remain lower.
Ranch Rendezvous' animals, exhibits and children’s activities educate on local heritage
Many horses in Routt County are working horses, as farrier Michael Henry knows all too well. He shoes six to eight horses each day he goes out. His was one of several exhibits at the annual Ranch Rendezvous expo at the Brent Romick Rodeo Arena on Saturday evening. Folks like Henry shared their trades and their agricultural lifestyles with visitors.
Few this side of Mother Nature can claim to have done more to get hikers on trails around Steamboat Springs than Diane White-Crane, author of the best-selling guidebook “Hiking the ’Boat” and it’s equally popular sequel, “Hiking the ’Boat II.”
Thursday turned out surreal for me. I’m working on my fourth year writing the Outdoors page in Steamboat Springs, and having toiled so long on that assignment it’s impossible not to live in the shadow of Diane White-Crane and her ever-present book, “Hiking the ’Boat II.”
I remember the excitement of watching the first landing on the moon in July 1969. The image of the American flag planted on the surface of the moon and the words of Neil Armstrong — “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” — are still etched in my memory.
My wife and I are longtime fans of Steamboat Springs. We’ve been vacationing in the area for over 30 years.
As a former 20-year resident of Aspen, famed for its artsy/intellectual activities, I must say that Steamboat Springs seems amazingly richer in its theater, dance and generally artistic life.
It’s encouraging to see local government and nonprofits work together to identify and prioritize the county’s most pressing health and human services needs, especially at a time when those needs are increasing at an unprecedented rate in the face of a sour economy.
The Wilderness Act of 1964 serves as the guide for the Yampa Ranger District four-man backcountry crew tasked with maintaining the 75 miles of trails in the untamed wilderness. Observant hikers might notice the curls of wood and sawdust along the North Derby Trail where last week the crew was using one of its primitive tools, a 5 1/2-foot cross-cut saw to remove trees from the trail.
The Steamboat Springs Planning Commission gave its blessing to an ordinance that would permit goats on small residential lots, which paves the way for the City Council’s consideration of it Tuesday.
Laurie Hallenbeck: Hayden Town Talk for July 31
A 50-year-old male was taken to Yampa Valley Medical Center with unknown injuries after a truck he was riding in rolled over and pinned him underneath. The accident occurred just after 4 p.m. Saturday on Forest Service Road 400, about 15 minutes outside of Clark.
Steamboat routs Glenwood Springs, 67-8
Steamboat scored early and often Saturday at Whistler Field, quieting Glenwood, 67-8. Steamboat, after its slow start, hasn’t lost since June 25, a span that has covered two tournaments and a pair of Mountain League games.
The flight from Los Angeles to Australia takes 14 hours. From there, it’s a five-hour van ride from Sydney to just outside Mount Perisher. And it’s all for advancing careers and chasing snow.
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Real estate transactions for July 22 to 28
Matt Wilcox, a member of the National Association of Realtors and the Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors, has joined Colorado Group Realty as a broker associate.
Beth Bishop, of the Olson Team at Prudential Steamboat Realty, has researched 13 condominiums at base of the Steamboat Ski Area currently listed for less than $100,000, a price point that didn’t exist five years ago.
In summer 2011, as Steamboat’s real estate market continues the lengthy process of getting back on its feet and hitting full stride, a home priced at $12.875 million ought to be very special. Perched above the upper end of Strawberry Park, the singular home that is the centerpiece of a virtual 119-acre wildlife sanctuary at Red Bell Ranch makes the claim.
Friday, July 29
Wesley Woodford has a background in public works
It all fell into place for Oak Creek resident Wesley Woodford, who had been considering serving on the Town Board for much of his four-year residency in town. Around the same time Woodford took his house off the market to remain in town, Trustee Lawrence Jaconetta resigned.
Many tunes, stuck in the repertoires of our minds, come from “The Music Man,” with “Seventy-Six Trombones” being a perennial annoyance. Finally, to hear the complete libretto, the plot being acted by trained vocalists adept at an intricate choreography and backed by a small but competent orchestra was a very special treat.
If airline executives were running candy stores, Steamboat resort officials might pick and choose the days jets fly here from cities like Atlanta and Chicago to maximize the number of passengers on each flight. But it doesn’t work that way, Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing Rob Perlman said Friday.
Petition circulation for Steamboat Springs City Council candidates starts Tuesday, and at least two residents appear poised to take on the challenge. John Fielding said Friday that he plans to seek election but hasn’t decided whether to run for the four-year District 1 seat or the two-year at-large seat. Rich Levy also confirmed Friday that he has pulled a candidate packet.
At age 88, Bob Beverly, of Grand Junction, has a remarkable memory. On Friday, Beverly moved some members of a packed house at Tread of Pioneers Museum in Steamboat Springs nearly to tears with a couple of carousel trays packed with old Kodachrome slides.
Gov. John Hickenlooper said Colorado is known for its mountains, reliable sunshine and enviable outdoor lifestyle. “But it’s also a place of innovation,” the governor said. Hickenlooper’s statement served as the crux for a Friday gathering at Yampa Valley Feeds in Hayden.
On Monday, guitarist Danny Gil, along with bassist Boo Rogers and drummer Casey Bowen, of Downfall 2012, will play the Old Town Pub for the first time. The show is free, and Gil said the show would be accessible for fans of all types of music.
Partners in Routt County, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to providing meaningful mentorships between adults and youths in our community, is seeking caring, committed volunteers to serve on its board of directors.
The Record for July 28
Andy and Frank Schleck, of team Leopard Trek, join Tour de France winner Cadel Evans as confirmed participants in the inaugural USA Pro Cycling Challenge in Colorado. Andy Schleck will spend a week training in Steamboat leading up to the race.
The eighth annual Wine Festival at Steamboat kicks off next week, with four days of wining and dining.
Keith Moselry, Jason Hann, Michael Travis, Michael Kang, Kyle Hollingsworth and Bill Nershi will be in attendance with their various side projects at next week’s sixth annual YarmonyGrass festival at Rancho Del Rio.
Karaoke host Sandman will bring his traveling party with him to The Tap House Sports Grill every Thursday.
12:25 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a person who was wondering why the lights were on at the fields in the 800 block of Howelsen Parkway. Crews were working on the fields.
Former Steamboat Springs School District superintendent Cyndy Simms recently landed a new job leading the San Mateo-Foster City School District in San Mateo County, Calif.
Better Than Bacon's throwback spirit, coupled with driving guitars and a clear enjoyment of playing music, brings all types of people out to Bacon shows. The band plays at 9:30 p.m. Friday at Ghost Ranch Saloon.
Thursday, July 28
Voters to decide on Ordinance 613 in November
Voters in Oak Creek will decide on a 1 percent sales tax increase this November to support the town’s police department. At its Thursday meeting, the Oak Creek Town Board approved, 4-0, the language of Ordinance 613, which would raise the town sales tax rate from 3 to 4 percent.
The Steamboat Springs Team Lightning swim team wrapped up a fifth-place finish at the Western Slope League Championships in Grand Junction last weekend, highlighted by the boys 8-and-younger team winning its division.
Rodeo clown Keith Isley is confident his comedy and his tricks will draw loud applause. And Isley should have plenty of help entertaining the crowd at 7:30 p.m. Friday as the rodeo rolls into the seventh week of its 10-weekend stay in Steamboat.
MTHDS plays 10 p.m. Friday at Ghost Ranch Saloon. The cover is $5. The five-piece, hip-hop band teeters somewhere between reggae and hipster party rock, with a full band and two emcees.
Herbicide application penetrated soil deeper than expected
City of Steamboat Springs public works employees this week are removing trees that died as a result of herbicide applied to kill grass and weeds near guardrails. Walden-based Higo Weed Busters told the city that the herbicide it applied penetrated the soil deeper than expected.
Join us as we come together to celebrate agriculture and ranching at the Ranch Rendezvous. The event is from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Brent Romick Rodeo Arena.
City Council to consider proposal at Tuesday meeting
Steamboat Christian Center is ready to expand. It just needs the go-ahead from the Steamboat Springs City Council. Council members will consider a final development plan Tuesday that would allow the church to build a 15,000-square-foot addition on its 5-acre property in south Steamboat Springs.
This trail in Hayden circles the athletic field, passes through the disc golf course and runs along a pond. It is seldom crowded, with the exception of sporting events.
The number of Routt County residents seeking financial assistance grew dramatically in the wake of the economic recession, and an unprecedented number of community members still are looking to the county’s Human Services Department for support.
A 53-year-old man vacationing in Steamboat Springs suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries when he crashed his bike on the Spring Creek Trail on Thursday afternoon.
The featured speaker at this year’s Aug. 7 Ride 4 Yellow fundraiser in Steamboat Springs has battled cancer four times and lost part of her lung and left leg as a result. She’s also gone on to become one of the world’s most elite amputee athletes. Ride 4 Yellow organizers think Amy Dodson's story of survival and success is fitting for this year’s event.
County officials were working Thursday to clean up after a minor oil spill that impacted a small wetlands area along Routt County Road 179 southeast of Milner.
Simms will now lead the San Mateo-Foster City School District in San Mateo County, Calif. She was the head of Steamboat's public schools from 1994 to 2003.
Kern is the president and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce in Lawrence, Kan. He has extensive management experience in large metropolitan areas as well.
Expect a high temperature of 79 degrees in Steamboat. Tubing, free outdoor concerts and other events highlight the afternoon.
12:36 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers found a man urinating in the 600 block of Lincoln Avenue and gave him a ticket.
A volunteer work day to help clear remaining snow drifts from the Continental Divide and Mountain View trails on the Routt National Forest is Saturday.
Results for Steamboat's youth lacrosse league for Week 5.
Results from the Cowboy Shootout youth golf tournament.
Wednesday, July 27
Thousands of fans are expected in Steamboat Springs late next month for the USA Pro Cycling Challenge to cheer on hundreds of cyclists, but all the focus won’t be on bikers of the two-wheel variety.
Most interns probably are not able to head back to college in the fall and say they got to hone their shooting skills and participate in a methamphetamine lab investigation. Mark Makens, 21, does not even mind that he’s not getting paid. “Just the experience alone is worth it,” said Makens.
City of Steamboat Springs staff will ask for the City Council’s blessing next week to apply for $35,000 in grant funding to create a master plan for the 586-acre parcel on Emerald Mountain formerly owned by Lyman Orton.
At its meeting Thursday, the Oak Creek Town Board is set to vote on whether to ask voters to approve a sales-tax increase in November that would be used to boost funding for the Oak Creek Police Department.
Routt County Commissioner Nancy Stahoviak was back at her desk in the downtown courthouse Monday for the first time since she suffered injuries Feb. 8 in a one-car accident. The veteran commissioner previously had been participating in county deliberations for nearly six months via telephone conference calls.
Jeret “Speedy” Peterson never trained in Steamboat, but news Tuesday that he died Monday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound near Salt Lake City rattled all of the freestyle skiing community, local skiers said.
Gov. John Hickenlooper will visit Hayden on Friday afternoon, his office reported today. Hickenlooper is scheduled to visit Yampa Valley Feeds, 198 Lincoln Ave., at 3 p.m., during a Western Slope trip regarding economic development.
With four days remaining in the month, this already has been the second rainiest July on record. And the forecast calls for rain. Weather observer Art Judson said that as of 7 a.m. Wednesday he had recorded 3.68 inches of precipitation this July.
The main event is “Life Cycles,” an award-winning 2010 film executed in the high-quality style of modern ski and snowboard films.The bike-in movie is part of the Mountain Village Partnership's “Wild West Wednesday,” which kicks off with a party stroll from 4 to 6 p.m.
The temperatures will then increase over the next several days, with Thursday’s high reaching 79 degrees, Friday’s high hitting 82 degrees and Saturday’s high topping out at 84 degrees.
The Yampa River finally dipped below 800 cubic feet per second where it flows past the Fifth Street Bridge in downtown Steamboat Springs on Wednesday morning, meaning tubing season officially received the blessing of local law enforcement officials.
Hayden resident Karen D. Gilroy will sign copies of her book “Discovering the Healer Within” from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Off the Beaten Path Bookstore’s location in the Sheraton Steamboat Resort.
4:16 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a bear in a garage in the 300 block of Blue Sage Circle. The bear had forced its way out of a metal door by the time officers arrived.
I wanted to publicly acknowledge Native Excavating for working so well with the downtown businesses and Mainstreet Steamboat Springs during the reconstruction of the sewer lines in the alley between Lincoln Avenue and Oak Street.
After listening to President Obama and Speaker of the House John Boehner talk about the impasse Congress is at regarding raising the debt ceiling, it took several hours to log onto Rep. Scott Tipton’s website to express my views.
Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. announced on Tuesday the 2011-12 ski season winter air service program for Yampa Valley Regional Airport.
Denton Turner was attacked by a mother grizzly bear while hiking in Yellowstone National Park in 2004 and was able to walk away after the bear stopped her assault. He said it has taken years for him to be able to enjoy the wilderness with the level of confidence he had prior to the attack.
Haymaker Golf Course is offering a one-day golf school with highly regarded PGA golf teaching pro Trent Wearner and Haymaker Director of Golf and Instruction Luke Brosterhous.
The Colorado Extreme 14-year-old baseball team wrapped up the Triple Crown State Baseball Championship in dominating fashion.
The Steamboat Springs American Legion baseball team finished third at the district tournament over the weekend, qualifying for Thursday’s state tournament in Sterling.
It started with 12 players, built to 13 and finally concluded with a full 15. It didn’t really seem to matter, however. Even with a short roster during the first half of Saturday’s game against Breckenridge, the Steamboat Rugby Club managed to keep it close early before blowing the game wide open. Steamboat won 46-10.
Amy Charity got one step closer and Tammy Jacques continued with what she has done the past two years. The two Steamboat Springs women each attacked the Mount Evans Hill Climb road bike race on Saturday and came away with top finishes.
At a recent dinner party the term “Nouveau Local” came up. The eight of us sitting around the table were all longtime locals, and we were reminiscing about bars gone by. Once upon a time, there was a great bar called the Steamboat Saloon where everyone went post-rodeo to dance with the cowboys.
An archaeological dig at the edge of the Flat Tops Wilderness Area has researchers thinking humans 8,500 years ago had an affinity for the area much like the species does today.
A missing piece of the Steamboat Springs Vectra Bank Colorado family returned Tuesday morning when teller Michele Dunklin walked through the door full of smiles and anxious to get back to work.
Tuesday, July 26
Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. released a 2011-12 ski season airline schedule Tuesday that shows a 4 percent increase in seats that weren’t available during last winter’s service. But the 122,700 airline seats are still the second fewest the market has seen since the winter of 2000-01.
Rebecca Baker, 60, was a longtime city resident. Office of Emergency Management Director Bob Struble says he has not had any experience with heat-related deaths in his more than 30 years in emergency-related fields.
The fire danger remains low in Routt County, but officials expect that to change as vegetation dries out.
Monday, July 25
Cowboy Shootout at Steamboat Golf Club is Wednesday
Steamboat Golf Club’s Cowboy Shootout will begin at 8 a.m. Wednesday with a shotgun start for the older divisions.
Book chronicles family history
Have you ever wondered how powerful your golf or tennis grip might be if you had two thumbs on your business hand? I learned during the weekend that one of my ancestors, Thomas Slayton, who was born in the late 19th century, had two thumbs on his left hand. My name is Thomas Slayton Ross, and it turns out I’m just one of many doubting Thomases in the Slayton clan.
Linda Long steps down from South Routt School Board after 17 years
Lifelong Routt County resident Linda Long announced last week that after 17 years of serving on the South Routt School Board, she will not seek a sixth term. Long has worked with the school district for 40 years starting as a teacher’s aide in 1971.
Three New York high school students arrived in the Yampa Valley two weeks ago to begin a monthlong internship with the Nature Conservancy that aims to introduce urban students to the intricacies of the natural world. They’ve cooked their own food, done their own laundry and learned that on the ranch, bug spray is as essential as bottled water.
Late July and early August often are the hottest weeks of summer for much of the northern hemisphere. This stretch of sizzling temperatures has been referred to as the dog days of summer for centuries, but most folks use this phrase without really knowing what it means or where it came from.
Officials unsure what to do with logs
Dead-tree cutting across northern Colorado and southern Wyoming — to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires and of dead trees falling on people — has left an estimated 170,000 piles of trees and slashed branches, U.S. Forest Service supervisors said last week.
The Record for July 24
Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs honored by USTSA
Colorado Department of Transportation crews will be running fiber-optic cable below Lincoln Avenue on Tuesday to link the downtown Steamboat Springs traffic signals. City engineer Ben Beall said the work won’t impact traffic downtown.
National Review Online columnist 1 of several speakers planned for August
Goldberg, editor at large and weekly columnist for conservative website National Review Online, will deliver the keynote address during the Aug. 19 dinner for the third-annual Freedom Conference, which continues Aug. 20 in Steamboat Springs.
Routt County Coroner Rob Ryg said the 60-year-old woman fell asleep in the sun for about three hours Sunday. According to the National Weather Service, Sunday’s high temperature was 86 degrees.
Homemade jam untouched in Monday incident
The bear that destroyed Babette Dickson’s metal exterior door early Monday morning wasn’t trying to break into her garage. It was trying to escape it. And in its haste, the bear left behind 10 jars of homemade boysenberry jam.
Yampa Valley Regional Airport Manager Dave Ruppel alerted local governments that the terminal construction project was not among dozens of airport projects across the country that were shut down during the weekend because of suspended Congressional authorization.
Sunday, July 24
Steamboat Tennis Association summer championships results
At Emerald Mountain on Sunday
Group hopes to raise final $210 of its $500,000 goal this week
Routt County United Way will celebrate the success of its 2011 fundraising campaign and thank donors and volunteers Monday night during a gathering in Steamboat Springs.
Spending 30 minutes on the phone with Dave Wiens serves as a 400-level course in mountain biking. Wiens — known as the man that made Lance Armstrong quit, a mountain biking legend and an everyday family guy — talked at length Friday about the growth in popularity of endurance races.
The Record for July 23
Stagecoach State Park is celebrating the 13th annual Colorado Cares Day on Saturday by encouraging families to help clean up the park.
Yampa flow could be near 700 cfs today
The Yampa River was flowing at less than 870 cubic feet per second Sunday afternoon, and if hydrologist predictions are correct, the waterway will be open for tubing Monday in Steamboat Springs.
County Agenda for July 25 and 26
The Hayden Public Library is pleased to announce that 4-year-old Ian Jones has been named the summer reading program’s seventh Reader of the Week.
Anyone who has visited or participated in Wellness Wednesdays in Craig can attest to the upbeat energy and enthusiasm that permeates nearly every activity of the day. Whether exercising, fine tuning writing or art techniques, chatting with a nurse or enjoying lunch with friends, participants clearly are excited and grateful to be out in the community and growing healthier in body, mind and spirit.
Take the YVMC challenge, and reduce your sugar intake
Sugar is sneaky. There is just no other way to say it. When we reach for a glazed doughnut, cookie or candy bar, most of us know what we are consuming, but the amount of sugar you may be sipping throughout the day isn’t just surprising, it’s shocking.
We all tend to have an area in the yard or garden where nothing seems to grow. It’s too steep, has poor soil, doesn’t get rainfall or is baked by the relentless sun or windblown dry. For me, it is a south-facing slope that only seems to attract weeds and sparse grasses — until I planted sedums.
At the heart of Strings Music Festival’s season, we’ve got music that will reach to your core. Your spirit is sure to stir with a highly engaging youth and family concert, another stellar vocalist — Mark Masri performing Friday — and the best of chamber music this week.
North Routt race leaves athletes smiling
Sunday’s race attracted a wide spectrum of athletes, from locals who managed to shine in the competitive field to out-of-state adventurers looking for something different. Athletes in the sold-out event found a short but grueling course, and many shared one refrain: They plan on coming back next year.
Sunday at Steamboat Lake
50-mile mountain bike race challenges, impresses cyclists in 1st year
The inaugural Steamboat Stinger mountain bike race, featuring two 25-mile laps with 3,800-foot elevation gains in each one, brought more than 320 riders to town. It was grueling, gnarly, fast and hot. But maybe more than anything, “it was a real mountain bike race,” said Alex Grant, who won the men’s open division, blazing the course in 4 hours, 13 minutes and 55 seconds.
12:19 a.m. Someone reported a bear on Old Fish Creek Falls Road.
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.
Happy birthday wishes to Jay Dee Hockaday, Terry Wattles, Shelby Archuleta, April Montieth, Tyson Sweetser, Darrel Abbot and Glen Frentress.
Redistricting could have Baumgardner out of a job in 2012
Routt County and the rest of House District 57 will be looking for a new representative in 2012 if proposed changes to state district boundaries stay the same.
Foundation aims to raise $1.5 million for new building
CMC officials announced last week that they had initiated the first capital campaign for the campus in Steamboat. The fundraising campaign, which is being spearheaded by the CMC Foundation, aims to raise $1.5 million by Oct. 15.
Astronaut Steve Swanson was camping with his family when shuttle Atlantis landed, bringing a close to the 30-year space shuttle program. “Right now, I’m still maybe more in denial,” said Swanson, a 1979 Steamboat Springs High School graduate.
Results from Saturday's 2011 Steamboat Springs Running Series Spring Creek Memorial race.
Emblazoned on the front of Team Seer’s Relay For Life T-shirts was the phrase “It’s all good,” a mantra of hope and empowerment for the 160 Relay participants gathered Friday evening because of a deadly disease. The annual cancer fundraiser raised $54,000 this year.
In the past 10 years, my helmet has become an essential item in my skiing wardrobe. These days, my helmet is just as important as my gloves, my boots and the skis that I use to ski Mount Werner on a weekend morning in January.
Drew Williamson picked up tennis in October, and now it’s growing on him. Thanks in part to the Steamboat Tennis Association and events like the STA Summer Championships, Williamson will have the opportunity to further his game.
Saturday, July 23
Marijuana recreational use is growing and is hiding under the disguise of medical marijuana. It and many drugs aid health conditions. Alcohol and other drugs are misused for recreation. Estimates show that as much as 10 percent of the population is addicted.
For the record, it takes two years. I’m in the midst of covering my fourth summer of Steamboat Springs sports. This is my fourth summer of the rodeo and Town Challenge, kayaking and the Steamboat Springs Running Series.
Even in a high-water season like no one can remember, the Yampa River can seem tame as it bubbles past the back porch of a downtown restaurant. But even as the river drops considerably, few would call it tame.
Steamboat Springs’ recently negotiated lease extension with SmartWool is the most significant example to date of how the city can, and should, play a lead role in economic development without getting in the way of private enterprise.
As Nate Bird and Cory Prager sat in the Honey Stinger offices early Wednesday, four days prior to the start of Sunday’s inaugural Steamboat Stinger mountain bike race, evidence of cramming a race together was everywhere.
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180 show up for tough, fun Running Series trail race
Some flew down the final slope of Saturday’s Steamboat Springs Running Series Spring Creek Memorial race on the edge of control. Some jogged down with wide smiles, and others hobbled through with blood-drenched knees. More than 180 racers registered for the 20th annual event, which featured 9-mile and 5-kilometer races.
Late Thursday evening it looked as if Dave Watts was about to miss a gig. With Berthoud Pass closed because of a hazardous materials spill, Watts said he already has missed the sound check for a show at Ullr’s Tavern in Winter Park.
In the 1970s, a college-aged Steven Richheimer found himself interested in more than just chemistry. When he began practicing tantric meditation, he found that the principles of science and spirituality were not mutually exclusive; instead, they complemented one another.
Race quickly hit its 300-athlete cap
With three children between ages 4 and 10 and a set of 3-year old twins, Kelly Becker is well aware of how parenthood can take over life. Sunday’s Steamboat Lake Sprint Triathlon is exactly the kind of break Becker has learned to love.
The second annual Ride 4 Yellow mountain bike event is Aug. 7. The event, which is limited to the first 200 riders who register, raises money for local and global cancer initiatives.
The Record for July 21
6 houses to be featured at Colorado Group Realty Parade of Homes on Aug. 6
Visitors to the Colorado Group Realty Parade of Homes on Aug. 6 are assured of getting a close look at singular examples of handcrafted design details that set the six homes apart from other Yampa Valley residences.
Real estate transactions for July 15 to 21
David Baldinger Jr., a principle at Steamboat Village Brokers, said anyone contemplating building a spec house right now is basing the decision on research that suggests there is a scarcity of desirable product within a certain niche — for example, medium-sized luxury homes.
High Mountain Sotheby’s International Realty has announced that Mark McElhinney has joined its broker team.
Friday, July 22
With the Steamboat Springs Free Summer Concert Series on Friday night and the inaugural Hot Routt Music Festival on Saturday, it’s going to be a loud weekend in Steamboat Springs. But despite the full schedule of live music events and a new noise ordinance, police said their enforcement won’t change.
I was standing on the banks of the Yampa River on Friday morning pointing my newfangled iPhone 4’s video camera at Kevin McBride when a trout broke the water. McBride was describing water quality issues to a small group of river lovers hosted by Yampatika when the trout interrupted him.
Nearly 37 percent of Routt County’s 17,490 registered voters won’t automatically receive a mail ballot for the Nov. 1 general election. But there’s still time for them to resolve their “inactive” voter status.
Steamboat Springs Police Department officers are investigating new graffiti that was left in the Howelsen Hill area. A police car was vandalized sometime late Thursday night or early Friday morning with a line of spray paint.
Fourteenth Judicial District Attorney Elizabeth Oldham has named former Moffat County Chief Deputy District Attorney Brett Barkey as her new assistant. He will start Aug. 22. Barkey will help fill one of two vacancies in the Routt County District Attorney's Office.
Steamboat Stinger comes to Howelsen Hill and Emerald Mountain on Sunday and will feature a full field loaded with top names and everyday Joes. The course will climb up and slither around just about every trail on Emerald. Riders will be asked to do two 25-mile loops, each one climbing 3,950 vertical feet.
Two people were taken to Yampa Valley Medical Center after a hot-air balloon made what the pilot describes as a fast landing in North Routt County. A woman had injuries suspected of being moderate to serious, and a man had injuries described as moderate.
A new generation is emerging in the Middle East that has sparked change throughout the entire Islamic world, international journalist, author and foreign policy analyst Robin Wright told a packed audience during the first free Seminars at Steamboat lecture series of the summer Thursday.
When summer lasts what seems like only a month, endurance athletes have to get their kicks while they can, which could explain why more than 7,300 hardbodies are expected to bunk in Steamboat Springs on Saturday night.
Yampa Valley Regional Airport Manager Dave Ruppel wants Hayden’s Town Council to increase the fines for people who park illegally along the curb in front of this airport’s terminal building. Ruppel said that the $20 parking tickets being handed to drivers who disregard several no parking signs is too low.
New markings on streets throughout Steamboat Springs are meant to remind people that roads have many users. The shared lane markings, or “sharrows,” feature a bicycle with two arrows designating the direction of travel.
Thursday, July 21
Steamboat youth lacrosse 2011 summer league week 4 results
The Record for July 20
The Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors 36th annual Scholarship Golf Tournament and Benefit Auction is Aug. 9 and 10. A deck party and auction is from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 9 at Sweetwater Grill.
In the 20 years since the release of her debut album, singer/songwriter Shawn Colvin has won three Grammy awards, including the 1998 Song of the Year and Record of the Year for “Sunny Came Home.” Colvin will be visiting Steamboat Springs for the first time at 8 p.m. Friday at Strings Music Pavilion.
Free Summer Concert Series on Friday has fundraising twist
The first time the Freddy Jones Band played in Steamboat Springs, the roots rock quintet was fresh out of college and pulled up to the Old Town Pub in a station wagon in 1990. Twenty years later, the Americana rockers return to play the Free Summer Concert Series on Friday.
The Steamboat Springs Summer Tennis Championships begin at 2 p.m. Friday with play continuing through Sunday. The tournament — which includes singles, doubles, mixed doubles and junior categories — serves as one of the largest fundraisers for the Steamboat Tennis Association.
Hot Routt Music Festival on Saturday to benefit Friends of the Yampa
The new Hot Routt Music Festival features headliner Fox Street Allstars, featuring keyboardist Bill McKay, of Leftover Salmon, playing at 9:45 p.m. Saturday at Sweetwater Grill. Eleven bands, including tweener sets and DJs, will provide nonstop music from 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Despite a late start and record rains in July, public area golf courses are seeing an increase in players. Haymaker Golf Course, Steamboat Golf Club and Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club have seen the number of players well ahead of last year’s pace — particularly numbers from June and the Fourth of July holiday.
Breckenridge Ski Resort execs signed on to a memorandum of understanding with local governments Thursday intended to mitigate the social impacts of a ski area expansion to Peak 6. The resort is also backing off a proposal for a restaurant on the new mountain, executives announced Thursday.
College hosts ribbon cutting for new classrooms, technology
New classrooms always are welcome, but to raise eyebrows, you need something special — like an actual ambulance students can use for training.
Home building has yet to rebound after 2009 slide
Home construction in unincorporated Pitkin County, which took a recession-fueled nose dive in 2009, has yet to show any sign of rebounding, resulting in additional staff cuts in the county’s Community Development Department.
Two Hayden School Board members up for re-election this year still are weighing whether to seek another term. Vance Fulton and Sharon Nereson said they have enjoyed serving on the board but are weighing their options before the election-filing period begins Aug. 3.
Event includes 9-mile and 5K runs
There may be no summer trail in Steamboat Springs more regularly tread or loved than Spring Creek, and the only official race to take place on the familiar track will take place Saturday with 5K and 9-mile races.
Race to come through Steamboat on Aug. 26 and 27
The USA Pro Cycling Challenge announced the final team roster Thursday. The announcement of Rabobank Cycling Team now means eight Pro Tour teams will tackle the seven-stage race from Aug. 22 to 28.
Mike Rumsower is taking part in a project called Walking in Obedience and has covered more than 1,000 miles since departing from the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco on March 30.
St. Louis will reach 101 today. It will be 99 in Washington, D.C. Even Syracuse, N.Y., will hit triple digits. But in Steamboat Springs, the high will top out in the low 80s, and it's not expected to change much over the weekend.
League of American Bicyclists president Andy Clarke calls the law groundbreaking, saying no other city in the nation offers bicyclists an equivalent civil recourse
Steamboat youth lacrosse standings.
Adult league softball standings.
Adult league volleyball standings.
Wednesday, July 20
2:29 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a barking dog in the 2600 block of Anthony Circle.
The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club and the Yampa Valley Pony Club host international trainer and instructor Daniel Stewart for a sports psychology seminar on stress management, goal setting, positive thinking and visualization techniques.
On Wednesday, about 30 children ages 8 to 12 were split up into three groups across West Lincoln Park practicing their original mini-plays to perform for their parents at noon Friday.
Thursday night at Perry-Mansfield’s main studio, seven freshly choreographed dances will see their world premieres in front of a Steamboat audience in Evening of Dance.
Just a year after one win, the Hayden 11- and 12-year-old baseball team did a complete 180. The team went 7-1 in the regular season and cruised through the year-end Northwest Colorado League tournament.
Wednesday at Emerald Mountain
Brad Bingham, Kelly Boniface win Beetlekill Cross-Country
The 215 in attendance didn’t mark a record, but it did mark the continuation of a trend of larger races that has taken hold this summer. Brad Bingham won the race on the men’s side, finishing the course in 51 minutes, 46 seconds.
The Steamboat Springs American Legion baseball team will enter the district tournament this weekend in Summit County as the No. 3 seed.
Steamboat Springs mountain biker Kelly Boniface last weekend extended her already strong cycling summer with a high finish at the USA Cycling cross-country national championships in Sun Valley, Idaho. Against the top field in the sport, Boniface scored a 16th-place finish in the women’s pro category.
Nine members of the Steamboat Springs Team Lightning swim team traveled to the Montrose Summer Open during the weekend in one last bid to qualify for this weekend’s Western Slope Championships or Junior Olympics.
The city of Steamboat Springs is taking to heart a suggestion that it consider amending its building code to make new construction less susceptible to noise.
Five volunteers from the Yampa Valley are organizing this year’s Relay For Life event in Steamboat, which begins Friday at the Steamboat Springs High School. Steamboat’s 20 relay teams have raised $32,326 toward their $130,000 goal.
Access to upper Pete’s remains blocked by 15 foot snowdrift
Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. Vice President of Skier Services Jim Schneider said Wednesday that he’s hopeful that a small piece of a new downhill bicycling trail aimed at beginners can open as soon as Friday.
The exclusive early season, on-snow alpine ski racing venue will be designed to provide full-length downhill training by early November each season, beginning this fall.
Cyclist describes mountain bike race as 'gnarly' and 'burly'
JP Pougiales was among a few Steamboat riders to compete in the Breckenridge 100. He was 18th in the men’s singlespeed event, finishing in 13 hours, 24 minutes and 38 seconds.
After reviewing the evidence, the Routt County District Attorney’s Office has chosen not to file felony charges against an Oak Creek woman who was arrested Sunday night on suspicion of violating a protection order, resisting arrest and second-degree assault of a peace officer.
Police think alcohol was involved in reported incident at Dream Island Mobile Home Park
A 30-year-old Craig man appeared in court Wednesday accused of forcing himself on a 19-year-old woman in Dream Island Mobile Home Park on July 10.
Commissioners OK ballot question about whether to close Milner medical marijuana center
The Routt County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved a ballot question that will ask voters whether to close Aloha’s in Milner. Aloha’s would have until January 1, 2012, to close if voters approve the resolution in November.
Traffic will be reduced to one lane from Pine Grove Road to Hilltop Parkway on U.S. Highway 40.
1:22 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of noise in the 1300 block of Athens Plaza. It was quiet when officers arrived.
The Look Good, Feel Better program, a free seminar addressing the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment, is 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association office on the Yampa Valley Medical Center campus in Steamboat.
Leaders of Steamboat’s downtown business organization have been pushing an important effort: Encouraging retailers to keep the lights on — and the doors open — into the evening hours.
Robin Wright, a journalist and senior fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace and the Woodrow International Center for Scholars, will lead a discussion on the Arab Spring and what it means for the United States at 5 p.m. Thursday at Strings Music Pavilion.
New legislation being considered by the U.S. Congress could be a boost for Yampatika’s environmental literacy pilot program in Steamboat Springs, the outdoor education group’s executive director said this week.
Marié Rossano doesn’t remember picking up a violin for the first time at the age of 3 1/2. She does remember bits and pieces of her lessons, including how the student who went before her always looked so scared.
A Steamboat Springs woman thinks community awareness will help deter a vandal from damaging any more property. Dana Tredway owns the commercial building at 330 S. Lincoln Avenue across from the Iron Horse Inn with her husband, Matt
There are two starry crowns that twinkle in our summer sky, one in the north and one in the south. Although each is a tiny constellation, their shapes are so distinctive that locating them is a snap. They lie on opposite banks of the river of stars we see as the Milky Way arching across our summer sky.
The Steamboat Springs City Council, by a 5-2 vote, gave final approval to a revised noise ordinance Tuesday that limits allowable nighttime noise in commercial districts to 60 decibels. That's 5 decibels more than what was previously allowed.
The 36-passenger American Eagle flight was diverted to the Hayden airport after crew members smelled a "very strong electrical odor."
Tuesday, July 19
The Steamboat Springs City Council unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance that would lead to a ballot question asking voters to support a new 0.25 percent sales tax for the winter air service program that brings commercial jets to Yampa Valley Regional Airport each winter.
The Routt County Board of Commissioners again voted 2-1 to move forward with plans to pave a half-mile stretch of Routt County Road 18, but not before they apologized to landowners along the rural roadway who were upset they weren’t consulted before the project was initially approved in May.
The Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department has extended registration for the Youth Flag and Tackle Football season.
The tables certainly have turned when it comes to Ski Town rugby. Steamboat Springs delivered that message emphatically Saturday in the Ski Town Rugby Tournament finals, bouncing Vail, 54-7, for its fifth consecutive tourney title.
I love summer. I do. All winter, I think about the perfect summer weather in the Yampa Valley: cool mornings, warm afternoons, nights that still allow a blanket. I dream about swimming, strawberry rhubarb pie, smoothies, puttering in my garden, planting flowers, eating outside and my favorite hikes.
Twentymile owner reports 38 percent profit increase
Coal-mining Peabody Energy Corp. reported Tuesday its second-quarter profit surged 38 percent on higher prices and improved demand for steelmaking coal.
As of 7 a.m. Tuesday, 3.17 inches of moisture have been recorded at a rain gauge between downtown Steamboat and the ski area. The average rainfall for July is 1.54 inches.
Race director says the trails are finally dry, calls the riding 'just amazing'
A full Emerald Mountain is finally back in the fold for Steamboat Springs’ Town Challenge Mountain Bike Race Series. It would be easier to list the trails not used in the course for Wednesday’s Emerald Beetlekill Cross-Country.
The apparent construction taking place on the old Stremel’s convenience store at Third Street and Lincoln Avenue is just required monitoring of the cleanup of old underground gasoline tanks.
The USA Pro Cycling Challenge unveiled five race jerseys for the inaugural professional cycling competition. The race will be in Steamboat Aug 26 and 27.
Colorado Department of Transportation crews are repairing ruts and potholes. Traffic is reduced to one lane in the work zone.
Adult league men’s softball standings and results for July 18
Adult league soccer results for July 12 and 14
Monday, July 18
All-star baseball squad eyes state championships
The 12-year-old, all-star Little League baseball team from Steamboat wrapped up the district tournament by beating Gilpin, 17-2, on Sunday.
SmartWool will pay more than $596,000 to renovate the terminal building at Steamboat Springs Airport and $350,000 to relocate its fixed-base operator, but the company is getting some help, according to the proposed lease agreement with the city. The city of Steamboat Springs will pay the up-front costs of more than $946,000 for the expansion. SmartWool will pay back the city, at 3.5 percent interest, over the 10-year term of the lease agreement that City Council members will consider on first reading Tuesday night.
Public to get a chance to weigh in on County Road 18 project
Former Routt County Commissioner Ben Beall said that paving the last half-mile of the gravel portion of Routt County Road 18 wouldn’t violate the Sarvis Creek Area Plan but that it would go against the spirit of it.
Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a 34-year-old woman Sunday night in Oak Creek after her husband called police saying she was intoxicated and had nearly hit their children with a car in their driveway.
Snowbanks that refused to go away, road closures and sketchy stream crossings have made it a challenge to push into the high country this summer. But patient Steamboat campers may get their reward with a wildflower bloom that compresses peak blooms for different flowers, causing them to overlap into an unprecedented display.
The Record for July 17
Marilyn N. Harris, of Steamboat Springs, graduated cum laude from Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass. She plans to attend Stanford University.
Mild temblor detected 12 miles southwest of Steamboat
The last time the U.S. Geological Survey reported a small earthquake in the vicinity of Twentymile Mine on March 30, the cause of the seismic activity proved to be the settling of a column of coal supporting the ceiling of a mine shaft. That was not the case this time, according to mine owner Peabody Energy.
Routt County Road 179 is closed indefinitely between County Roads 33 and 33B. Also closed indefinitely is the Slater Creek Bridge on C.R. 1W, according to the Routt County Road & Bridge Department.
Officials monitoring 3 small wildfires in Eagle County
An abundance of overnight humidity is helping to prevent wildfires, and reports of fires have been low this month. But the plentiful rain can be a mixed blessing because it creates more vegetation that later can become fuel for fires.
The Yampa River was flowing at 1,660 cubic feet per second at the Fifth Street Bridge in downtown Steamboat Springs Monday morning. The average flow for July 18 is 256 cfs.
Today's high temperature will get close to 80 degrees, followed by gradual warming throughout the week.
Sunday, July 17
Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series results for July 15 and 16
It’s pretty clear why year in and year out the high school soccer program is a mark of consistency and regarded as one of the elite programs on the Western Slope. This weekend just pounded that point home. The 27th annual Steamboat Mountain Soccer Tournament brought in 110 teams and 3,000 players from all across the region.
Irvine starts job as deputy city clerk Monday
Susan Irvine said she enjoyed the 12 years she worked in Hayden Town Hall but is looking forward to milder winters in Sedona, Ariz. The outgoing Hayden town clerk starts her new job Monday as Sedona’s deputy city clerk.
Shaunna Watterson arrived at Bud Werner Memorial Library on Sunday with two copies of a 1966 photograph of a bridal shower in Steamboat Springs. Watterson was hoping one of the 73 old-timers gathered for the Routt County Pioneer Picnic could help her identify the 12 people standing behind her aunt.
Grammy award winner Shawn Colvin also on tap for Week 3
Things are heating up for Strings Music Festival’s summer season, with performances by established and rising stars, including a multiple Grammy award winner, innovative composer/performers and prize-winning violinists and pianists. On Friday, Shawn Colvin visits the Strings Music Pavilion for the first time.
his is part of a series of profiles about Aging Well fitness and wellness class instructors in Routt and Moffat counties. This feature appears once per month on the Aging Well page.
County Agenda for July 18 to 19
Steamboat Springs High School students who want to park a vehicle on campus or apply for open campus privileges in the 2011-12 school year are required to take a 4.5-hour Alive at 25 Defensive Driving Course.
The Record for July 16
The Hayden Public Library announced that 7-year-old Mason Remington was the summer reading program’s Reader of the Week.
Herb with sharp biting taste, refreshing aroma great in salads
Maybe it is the name. Maybe it is because it is impossible to miss, often reaching some six feet in a few years, standing ramrod straight like a sentry guarding a flock of more discreet sized herbs. Maybe it is the sharp biting taste or the refreshing aroma. Whatever the reason, I always want lovage (Levisticum officinale) in my herb garden.
When Pete Ramirez thinks about his mom, he remembers a woman who was fiercely independent. A woman who kept her house as clean as any five-star hotel, a woman who could remember every moment of her kids’ lives, and a woman who relished taking care of herself in her isolated, rural Texas town. But then his mother had surgery at age 72, and her physical and mental health started sliding.
Team goes 4-1 at Steamboat Mountain Soccer Tournament
Just like the U.S. women’s team in the World Cup, Steamboat’s U13 girls soccer team pieced together a fantastic tournament, used great play to make the finals and, with the championship of the Steamboat Mountain Soccer Tournament on the line in Steamboat Springs, fell just a little short.
Routt County Search and Rescue responded to a page just after 1 p.m. Saturday for a 54-year-old female who was bucked off a horse and complaining of rib pain.
A magnitude-2.5 earthquake hit Routt County at 3:46 a.m. Saturday. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake happened 12 miles west/southwest of Steamboat Springs at a depth of 3.1 miles.
Saturday, July 16
Pickleball looks like a mutated version of tennis, or pingpong on steroids: some sort of badminton, racquetball, wiffle ball hybrid. Still, on Friday it amounted to a sweet sport for a trio of couples taking turns battling it out on tennis courts in downtown Steamboat Springs.
Living in Steamboat Springs comes with a lot of side effects.Not all the side effects of being a Steamboat Springs local are great, however. I feel like this month my entire circle of friends is moving away. That’s how it is in a place like Steamboat Springs, though.
The Record for July 15
The Jail Report for July 9 to 15
Local donations help Operation Smile correct facial deformities on children in Third World countries
Jean Roman has volunteered with Operation Smile for three years, working as a recovery nurse for the international charity that fixes facial deformities in developing countries. Roman is one of more than 5,000 credentialed medical volunteers worldwide for Operation Smile, which has performed more than 150,000 surgeries.
Noncigarette sales topic of new rule
Morgan Mertz said it’s common for students at Steamboat Springs High School to use or try noncigarette tobacco products. That’s why the soon-to-be senior, a member of the Steamboat Springs Teen Council, has worked on a proposal that would require retailers to get an annual license to sell those products.
Mainstreet group receives complaints about stores closing early
Many merchants who operate in downtown Steamboat say they stay open later in the summer because the nighttime shopper accounts for much of their business, but others say they cannot afford to adjust their staffing to accommodate late-night hours, or it’s not worth it. Mainstreet Steamboat Springs Manager Tracy Barnett said she would like to see more businesses keep their doors open until at least 8 p.m.
South Routt area expected to be hit hardest by decreases
Projected decreases in property values will result in significant revenue losses for some Routt County fire protection districts. Routt County Assessor Gary Peterson projects that property values in the district are going to drop 43.4 percent, which would mean an equal drop in tax revenues, which are currently about $747,000.
Coaches recall 1999 women's World Cup, use this year’s as teaching tool
Steamboat Springs U13 girls soccer coach Erin Dargis can remember 1999 vividly. As a young soccer player, Dargis was transfixed by the women’s World Cup when the U.S. beat China in the finals. What happened for young players like Dargis left a lasting effect. So it’s no surprise that Dargis and other coaches are using the 2011 women’s World Cup as a teaching tool.
For years I’ve stood on the sidelines of the Steamboat Mountain Soccer Tournament and scratched my head in confusion. Not because I didn’t understand the game unfolding on the field, but because I didn’t understand why all those out-of-town fans traveled hundreds of miles to come to Steamboat Springs to watch their children play in a youth soccer tournament.
Two weeks ago an unfortunate cyclist (whom I shall not name out of respect) fell into Soda Creek and drowned. I was utterly appalled to read in the Pilot this week a complete defamation of this man’s reputation after his death.
Thanks so much for bringing Grace Potter and the Nocturnals to Steamboat Springs. Good heavens, we were energized all night from her blazing performance.
Here we go again. According to Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, the U.S. government will be unable to service its debt past Aug. 2 if the current $14.3 trillion debt ceiling is not raised. The president says that the government may not be able to make Social Security payments in August. He also wants us to eat our peas. Meanwhile, Republican congressional leadership is pushing for what it characterizes as trillions of dollars of spending cuts — over 10 years.
The story reporting Friday that VF Corp. supports SmartWool’s new 10-year lease at Steamboat Springs Airport is the best economic development news we’ve heard this year. But this is no time to relax. Megabits are likely to be mega-important to Steamboat’s future relationship with the outdoor clothing company just as they will be with the growing number of location-neutral workers finding a home in the Yampa Valley.
South Routt news for July 17
Laurie Hallenbeck: Hayden Town Talk for July 17
Real estate transactions for July 8 to 14
County sees 21 out of 59 homes sell lower than that price in June, mirroring a 6-month trend
Of the 59 homes that sold in Routt County by June, 21 were priced lower than $200,000, mirroring a six-month trend that saw 59 homes in that price point sold through June.
It has already been a long, hot summer in Texas. Perhaps the weather is a contributing factor in the news that eight of the 45 buyers of million-dollar-plus properties in Routt County through May this year are from the Lone Star State. The eight buyers from Texas represent the greatest number from any state outside Colorado.
Greg Rudolph, of Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties, has received the Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist Certification from the National Association of Realtors.
Routt County’s partial use restriction in place on local rivers prohibits the use of single-chambered air-inflated devices (i.e., inner tubes and air mattresses) until rivers flow at 800 cubic feet per second.
More than 600 riders participated in one of three rides
More than 600 cyclists split into three groups Sunday. Some did a 25-mile jaunt to Sidney Peak Ranch. One group jetted to and from Stagecoach Reservoir. The longest ride was a 110-mile loop that shot riders up Rabbit Ears, south along the mountains, back up again over Gore Pass and finally toward Steamboat.
Notice is hereby given that two proposed supplemental budgets have been given to the Routt County Board of County Commissioners for the 2011 calendar year. A supplemental budget is proposed for the Multi Modal General Fund department for the federal grant funding the Safe Routes to Schools program in the Steamboat Springs School District. A second supplemental budget is proposed for the Sheriff General Fund department for a part time records technician position and the purchase of a computer for said position.
In the matter of petition by JOHN & JONI STICE for the purpose of construction of a roof to cover the porch. Let it be known to all interested parties that a petition for a Setback Variance approval has been filed in the office of the Routt County Board of Adjustment pursuant to the Zoning Resolution of Routt County as adopted on March 7, 1972, and as amended.
Estate of Maxine Ohman, Deceased Case No.: 2011PR31
The Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety proposes to Approve the Withdrawal of Technical Revision Application No. 3 (TR-3) for the Peabody Sage Creek Mine (Permit No. C-2009-087), submitted by Sage Creek Coal Company, LLC. The operator requested the withdrawal of the updated mine information presented in TR-3 on May 19, 2011.
Notice is hereby given that the work for the City of Steamboat Springs relating to the LINCOLN AVENUE PAVERS PROJECT essentially complete. Notice is hereby given to all creditors of VOGELMAN WEST ASSOCIATES, PO Box 921, Avon, CO 81620, the Contractor that FINAL PAYMENT will be made by the OWNER to the Contractor on or following July 28, 2011.
Notice is hereby given that the work for the City of Steamboat Springs relating to the 2011 PAVING PROGRAM is essentially complete. Notice is hereby given to all creditors of CONNELL RESOURCES, INC., 7785 Highland Meadows Parkway, Suite 100, Ft. Collins, CO 80528, the Contractor, that FINAL PAYMENT will be made by the OWNER to the Contractor on or following July 28, 2011.
Notice is hereby given that the work for the City of Steamboat Springs relating to the FIRST NATIONAL BANK/REHDER BUILDING REROOF PROJECT is essentially complete. Notice is hereby given to all creditors of PINNT ROOFING & CONSTRUCTION, INC., 720 Independent Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81505, the Contractor, that FINAL PAYMENT will be made by the OWNER to the Contractor on or following July 28, 2011.
Notice is hereby given that the work for the City of Steamboat Springs relating to the FIRST NATIONAL BANK/REHDER BUILDING TRUSEE REHABILITATION PROJECT is essentially complete. Notice is hereby given to all creditors of CALCON CONSTRUCTORS, INC., 2270 w. Bates Avenue, Englewood, CO 80110, the Contractor, that FINAL PAYMENT will be made by the OWNER to the Contractor on or following July 28, 2011.
PUBLIC NOTICE - PROPERTY TAX ARBITRATORS The Routt County Board of County Commissioners is developing a list of qualified people to serve as property tax arbitrators pursuant to C.R.S. § 39-8-108.5.
Case Number: 2011PR29 Estate of Paula Marie Pothen, Deceased
COMBINED NOTICE - RESTART - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-109(2)(b)(II) FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-088 Original Grantor(s): Charles H Dunagin and Donna Segale Original Beneficiary(ies): Bank of America, N.A.
COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-125 Original Grantor(s): Brian Hanlen Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Countrywide Bank, FSB.
COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-126 Original Grantor(s): TRAILHEAD LODGE AT WILDHORSE MEADOWS, LLC, a Colorado limited liability company Original Beneficiary(ies): LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, a National Banking Association, for itself and as agent for certain other banks
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING AGENDA CITIZENS' MEETING ROOM, CENTENNIAL HALL, 124 10TH STREET THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2011, 5:00 P.M.
The Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety proposes to Approve Transfer of Permit No. 1 (SO-1), submitted by Sage Creek Coal Company, LLC to a coal mining permit at the Peabody Sage Creek Mine. The permit will be succeeded by Peabody Sage Creek Mining LLC.
ROUTT COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA July 21, 2011 Those matters coming before the Routt County Planning Commission at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 21, 2011 in the New Commissioners Hearing Room, Historic Courthouse, 522 Lincoln Avenue, THIRD FLOOR, Steamboat Springs are as follows:
Town of Oak Creek Accounts Payable - May, 2011
TOWN OF OAK CREEK ORDINANCE NO. 612 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 603, AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE OAK CREEK MUNICIPAL CODE TO REQUIRE A LICENSE TO OPERATE A BUSINESS OR COOPERATIVE THAT SELLS OR DISPENSES MEDICAL MARIJUANA PURSUANT TO THE AUTHORITY GRANTED BY ARTICLE XVIII, SECTION 14 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION
DIVISION 5 WATER COURT-JUNE 2011 RESUME
The Routt County Board of County Commissioners is soliciting bid responses to provide seal coating for YVRA parking lots. The objective is to enter into a construction contract by August 12, 2011 and have work completed by September 30, 2011.
Steamboat Lake Water and Sanitation District will hold a public meeting, July 17, 2011 starting at 7 PM in the North Routt Fire Station # 2 conference room.
NOTICE OF INVITATION COAL EXPLORATION LICENSE COC-74895 Pursuant to the Mineral Leasing Act of February 25, 1920, as amended, and to Title 43, Code of Federal Regulations, Subpart 3410, members of the public are hereby invited to participate with Peabody Sage Creek Mining, LLC in a program for the exploration of unleased coal deposits owned by the United States of America in the following described lands in Routt County, Colorado.
NOTICE is hereby given that the Catamount Metropolitan District ("District") of Routt County, Colorado, will make final payment at 34035 East US Hwy 40, Steamboat, Colorado, on July 28, 2011 at the hour of 9:00 a.m. to Johnson Excavation, Inc., of PO Box 773689, Steamboat Springs, Colorado for all work done by said Contractor(s) in construction work performed on the Catamount Maintenance Shop and Office Building Waterline.
Case Number: 2011CV48 SHERIFF'S COMBINED NOTICE OF SALE
Interested in Serving on City Council ? Please take notice that on or after Tuesday, August 2, 2011 nomination petitions for the Steamboat Springs City Council may be obtained from:
NOTICE IS HEREBY, GIVEN that the Steamboat Springs City Council on Tuesday, July 5, 2011, adopted the following ordinances on second and final reading: ORDINANCE: 2395 - 2398
NOTICE IS HEREBY, GIVEN that the Steamboat Springs City Council on Tuesday, July 5, 2011, adopted the following ordinance on first reading:
TEXT AMENDMENT TO CDC - NOISE ORDINANCE #TXT-11-07 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: City of Steamboat Springs, Department of Planning & Community Development, P.O. Box 775088, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477 (970) 879-2060 Type of Application: Official Text Amendment to CDC General Description: Worksession to discuss possible changes to the Noise
The Board of County Commissioners of Routt County is seeking proposals to lease oil, gas and other mineral interests owned by Routt County located in or under the land described as follows:
The Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety proposes to Approve Technical Revision Application No. 73 (TR-73) for the Seneca II-W Mine (Permit No. C-1982-057), submitted by Seneca Coal Company, LLC. This revision application addresses plans for landslide stabilization in the Pond 16/16A vicinity, including removal of Pond 16A, remedial grading and trench drain installation, drainage relocation, and relocation of segments of Roads "J" and "K".
Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association President Jeff Steinke said Friday that it would be at least Monday before he can announce the Chamber board’s selection of a new top executive. However, Steinke said he’s confident that the new director is in the fold.
The Record for July 14
Kayakers are needed at Steamboat Lake from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday for the Steamboat Lake triathlon practice swim. Entry to lake is $7 and the swimmers will take up a collection to pay for kayakers’ entry.
The horseback riding camp offered through the city of Steamboat Springs was perfect for Pete Cook. The 8-year-old, who will enter third grade at Lowell Whiteman Primary School next year, was one of eight youths who attended the camp at CR Summit Riding Club near Routt County Road 43A on the back side of Emerald Mountain.
Property owners discuss flood prevention ideas
Standing water and a gutted ranch house on Tony Connell’s property just west of Steamboat Springs serve as a reminder that this was ground zero for spring flooding. Connell said the damage caused by the high water this spring was personally devastating, and there is no clear path to get operations back to normal.
James H. Crawford might never have founded Steamboat Springs had it not been for his experiences as a teenage cavalry officer in the Civil War. Jim Crawford, the great-grandson of James Harvey Crawford, held the rapt attention of an overflow crowd in the Utterback Annex of the Tread of Pioneers Museum on Friday to talk about his Civil War ancestor.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers are warning motorists on Highway 13 south of Meeker to be particularly watchful for large numbers of elk congregating on a five- or six-mile stretch of road around mile marker 26.
Friday, July 15
Adult C League Softball standings and game results
Painting is under way downtown
The tall, dull gray panels fastened to a wall in a large downtown Steamboat Springs garage don’t look fit to represent more than an interior wall of the Death Star. It’s those panels, however that local cycling activists hope represent the community initiative they’ve been engineering for the past two years.
The girls U12 soccer team battled against Eagle on the opening day of the 27th annual Mountain Soccer Tournament on Friday. After a combined two wins in two years, the girls U12 team is starting to look like a team.
A 41-year-old Steamboat Springs man was airlifted to Yampa Valley Medical Center after he was bucked from a horse this morning about 2½ miles northwest of Dry Lake Campground.
A Steamboat Springs man on Wednesday pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor hate-crime harassment charge related to a June 27 fight on the west side of Steamboat.
Medical marijuana centers and grow operations in Oak Creek soon will have a larger financial burden to stay in business in the town. At its Thursday meeting, the Oak Creek Town Board passed Ordinance 612, draft legislation that would amend Ordinance 603, which outlines licensing procedures for medical marijuana centers and grow operations.
District hopes to participate in state pilot program for evaluating teachers, principals
South Routt School District has applied for a state pilot program for evaluating teachers and principals. South Routt was one of 41 Colorado districts to apply for the program, which will select up to 10 districts to participate.
City won’t collect bags distributed to stem flooding
As the high-water season winds down, some residents and business owners are dismantling the walls of sandbags put in place to protect their property. The city of Steamboat Springs gave out a record 10,130 sandbags and about 100 tons of sand this spring, Deputy City Manager Wendy DuBord said Wednesday.
Results from Craig ABC Open swim meet from July 8 to 11.
Steamboat youth lacrosse 2011 summer league week 3 results
The Steamboat Springs City Council is expected to consider a resolution Tuesday that would put the question of a .25 percent sales tax to support winter airline service before voters in November.
Thursday, July 14
To get you comfortable with walking, this week’s route is in familiar territory. The block layout downtown makes it easy to start anywhere on the route that’s convenient.
When it comes to history and tradition, few entities in Routt County can compare with the Routt County Fair. Celebrating Aug. 13 to 16 at the Routt County Fairgrounds in Hayden, the annual Routt County Fair is “Alive at 95.” A great variety of opportunities are available for participation in old and new events, including Freestyle Reining, Karaoke, homemade wine and beer competition, You Be the Judge and a Demolition Derby for locals.
The Record for July 13
Board to vote on member at next meeting
A vote on whether to accept an Oak Creek resident as the new Oak Creek Town Board member was tabled a second time at Thursday’s meeting, because a board member wanted the opportunity to interview the candidate.
Applications for the Routt County Fair queen contest are available from Missy Wilhelm at 970-879-0203 or 970-879-2968. They are due by Wednesday.
The Supervillains are an Orlando, Fla., reggae-punk-ska group that claims influences such as the Suicide Machines, Sublime and NOFX, blending smart story-telling lyrics with hard-hitting guitar riffs. They play at Ghost Ranch Saloon on Saturday at 10 p.m.
The Steamboat Springs Team Lightning swim team just continued to do what it has done all season. Steamboat won the Craig ABC Open swim meet last weekend, registering top point earners in nearly every category.
The only way a young Alan Doyle was allowed to stay up late was if he gathered in the cozy kitchen of his home in Petty Harbour, Newfoundland, and sang folk songs. And now, as the lead vocalist and guitarist for Newfoundland-based Great Big Sea, Doyle has the chance to stay up late as often as he wants.
In a strange twist of a musical career path, 18-year-old Zach Heckendorf is now making the pub and bar rounds in the Colorado mountains, after he has played on stages including the Fox Theatre and Red Rocks, and drawn comparisons to a soulful young Dave Matthews or Jason Mraz.
Members of the Bike and Build cross-country tour pedaled into the Rocky Mountains from Denver figuring to assist Habit for Humanity in building a house. But when that plan fell through, they didn’t worry for a minute.
Brant Crossan may still have to pay his way this winter, but he said the news that he has been named to the USA Ski Cross development team is still exciting. “I’m pretty happy about it,” the Steamboat Springs skier said Thursday morning.
Poor economy, lack of support cause board members to drop ballot question
The Yampa Valley Housing Authority voted today to abandon a ballot question asking voters to approve a property tax that would have raised about $395,000 annually for the organization. The board voted in January to seek the property tax, which the Housing Authority said would have made it less reliant on payments from the city and county.
The town of Yampa’s drinking water has remained safe and treated despite a contamination to the town’s source water, according to a release from Yampa Public Works.
It appears that SmartWool will call Steamboat home for at least another decade. The merino wool apparel company has agreed in principle with the city to expand the terminal at Steamboat Springs Airport and remain there through 2022 with the possibility of extending the lease, SmartWool President Mark Satkiewicz announced Thursday.
A silent auction at the Steamboat Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs Pro Shop starts at 8 a.m. daily Monday through Thursday. All proceeds will be donated to tennis programs in the Yampa Valley.
7:23 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers helped Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue emergency responders with a female who collapsed in the 2500 block of Village Drive. The woman was not taken to the hospital.
Kai Rogers led the way for Steamboat Springs finishers last weekend at the Mountain States Cup stop in Telluride.
At Thursday’s Oak Creek Town Board meeting, the board is scheduled to revote on inducting a new member. After Lawrence Jaconetta resigned at the end of May, resident Dave Maris was the only person who submitted a letter of interest for the position.
The citizens Tax Policy Advisory Board won’t make a recommendation to the Steamboat Springs City Council in time to place a referendum on the November ballot.
Another species of Ford is arriving in Steamboat Springs. More than 200 Falcons and their owners are making their way to the Yampa Valley from across the country Thursday to celebrate their annual Falcon Club of America National Convention.
Snow Bowl owner Dewey Whitecotton said Steamboat Springs Transit’s extended winter hours increased his business more than 50 percent on some nights. He said the scaled-back summer service has done the opposite.
She may have moved from the Yampa Valley 10 years ago, but Joan Hoffmann’s emphatic brushstrokes have immortalized the iconic images that make this region a place she’ll never truly leave.
More than 100 teams and upwards of 3,000 youth soccer players are expected to be in town this weekend for the 27th annual Steamboat Mountain Soccer Tournament.
Twenty-nine hours is all they had. In a grand total of less than three days, a handful of Perry-Mansfield Pre-Professional Intensive theater students and renowned composers, playwrights and producers from around the country rehearsed two world premiere performances that will come to life under the stage lights for the first time Thursday night.
Wednesday, July 13
Panel rejects proposal that recommends eliminating food sales tax
The Tax Policy Advisory Board won’t make a recommendation to the Steamboat Springs City Council in time to place a referendum on the November ballot. Board members voted this afternoon to reject a plan that would have effectively eliminated the 4 percent sales tax on food in exchange for a property tax.
Show celebrates 20th anniversary of Free Summer Concert Series
On Thursday night, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals will shed light on the next generation of American rock 'n’ roll in the Free Summer Concert Series.
Edwin Rodriguez, the 15-month-old boy who fell into Butcherknife Creek in downtown Steamboat Springs on June 4, has been released from The Children’s Hospital in Denver.
Jorge Campos, 28, was riding his all-terrain vehicle in northern Routt County last week when it rolled on top of him. He remains at Denver Health medical center.
B league standings and game results
Work could begin Aug. 6 on downhill park
Downhill mountain bikers eager to ride Steamboat Springs will have to wait until next summer. In the face of a long U.S. Forest Service approval process, the downhill mountain bike park slated to be built on Mount Werner won’t be open until next spring at the earliest, a Steamboat Ski Area spokeswoman said today.
Police say it was lucky no one was seriously injured when a man accidentally drove his car into bistro c.v. restaurant Wednesday morning in downtown Steamboat Springs. The crash occurred at about 10:25 a.m. and tied traffic up until about noon.
The Alpine Campus in Steamboat Springs already has received about 50 applications for its new four-year degree programs in sustainability studies and business administration.
Despite a reduction in livestock herds over the past three years due to tough economic conditions, prices for Routt County’s predominantly grass hay should be favorable this year.
There remains a 20 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms today and tonight, but the National Weather Service expects sunny skies and daytime highs around 80 through the weekend. Overnight lows will drop into the mid-40s.
The Routt County Board of Commissioners next week will reconsider action they took May 24 after a couple of residents expressed concern Tuesday that the commissioners weren’t following procedure.
You bait the hook,” I say to my brother, handing him the fishing pole. It’s part of our unspoken bargain. I get the fishing licenses, drive, untangle the lines, but I can’t bait the hooks. He doesn’t say anything, just takes the pole, opens up the Styrofoam bait box and does it.
1:43 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a man banging on the door and breaking the glass in the 1900 block of Ski Time Square Drive. Officers could not find the man.
Two presentations on post-traumatic stress disorder for family members of those suffering from PTSD will be at the Grand Junction VA Medical Center.
Steamboat Springs’ taxable sales are keeping pace with those of other resort communities, according to the Mountain Communities Report the city released Monday. Steamboat saw a nearly 2 percent increase in taxable sales for May from the previous year.
Regarding the June 28 Steamboat Today article “Bias-motivated charge sought”: The gist is that a white perpetrator (who had allegedly been drinking) attacked a Hispanic man, and accompanied the assault with a fusillade of racial epithets.
Forty more people were killed last weekend, making 40,000 over the past five years. If this were Afghanistan, we would be incensed. Sens. John McCain, Lindsay Graham and Joe Lieberman would be calling for more troops.
Today, Macedonian Mission for Humanity and the Steamboat Kiwanis Club will load and ship a 40-foot container of aid items aimed for Macedonia.
More than a year has passed since Steamboat Springs voters overwhelmingly defeated the proposed annexation of Steamboat 700. And it likely will be years before any real development occurs on the 536-acre parcel of land smack dab in the middle of Steamboat’s identified area for growth.
Tuesday, July 12
Snow on Buffalo Pass still 39 inches; Yampa starting to drop
Federal hydrologists are predicting that the Yampa River in Steamboat Springs finally will begin to drop steadily late this week, marking the end of the most protracted spring runoff on the books. The river is projected to be safe for adult tubing at 660 cubic feet per second by July 23, about 20 days later than most summers.
The discovery of the minor planet Ceres by astronomer Giuseppe Piazzi in 1801 set off a series of discoveries of many other mini-worlds circling the sun in the huge gulf of space between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.
With the water temperature finally making it into the low 60s, 33 local swimmers decided it was time to hit the open water Monday night to race at Bald Eagle Lake.
Bonnie Madderom gave up golf more than 25 years ago and has no plans to return to the game. But her lack of appreciation for the game wasn’t about to stop her from showing up at the course Tuesday to volunteer for this year’s Rally for the Cure Golf Tournament.
Rex, a 16-year-old quarter horse gelding, is sick with pneumonia, and his caretakers are looking for support from the Routt County community to help get him well.
Hayden Daze won’t see nearly as many vendors showcasing their merchandise as Steamboat Springs saw last weekend during its annual Art in the Park event, but Tim Johnston wouldn’t have it any other way.
A pathologist has determined that the man who died after falling into Soda Creek on June 15 drowned and that alcohol contributed to his death. It is estimated that 58-year-old John Noonan’s blood alcohol content was .345, Routt County Coroner Rob Ryg said.
The Routt County Board of Commissioners gave unanimous approval today for Sheriff Garrett Wiggins to add a half-time position in his record-keeping department.
The noncompetitive road bicycle ride features three rides Saturday. The 40-mile ride to Stagecoach is full. The 110-mile Gore Gruel ride as of midday today had 31 spots left, and the 26-mile Sidney Peak Ranch ride had 22 spots left.
The trial for Robert Cash is on hold until his competency can be determined. Cash was arrested after a June 2010 incident in which police say he shot his wife and then himself in their home.
Monday, July 11
12:51 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of vandalism in the 4000 block of Whistler Road, where a house had been egged.
A Colorado State Patrol trooper was treated for minor injuries Saturday at Yampa Valley Medical Center after a Steamboat Springs man resisted arrest and tried to disarm him during a traffic stop, according to the State Patrol.
The Colorado Department of Transportation is scheduled to resurface the intersection at U.S. Highway 40 and Trafalgar Drive/Hilltop Parkway on Tuesday and Wednesday, weather permitting.
Steamboat author helps teens refine writing at weekly event
Participating in a writing exercise moderated by Steamboat author Jill Murphy Long at the City Cafe, teenagers Stephanie Moos and Chloe Curry were given eight minutes to pen lists of what they loved and hated. “Even these simple lists help generate story ideas,” Murphy Long said.
Routt County Planning Director Chad Phillips said Monday that one of the Steamboat 700 property owners contacted him about a month ago to ask about his options for the parcel that could have included about 2,000 homes and 380,000 square feet of commercial space to accommodate an additional 4,700 Steamboat residents.
Pioneer picnics are as Western as sagebrush and much more than a mere social occasion. The annual gatherings are a way to refresh the collective memory of a community and renew important ties to the old days. This year's gathering is at 1 p.m. Sunday at Bud Werner Memorial Library.
Crews work on Phase 3 of plan to modernize Hayden terminal
While Routt County hikers and bikers wait for the snow to melt and trails to dry up in the high country, officials at Yampa Valley Regional Airport in Hayden are preparing for the winter ahead. Airport Manager Dave Ruppel said this year’s $9 million project completes a nearly decade-long, three-phase plan to modernize the terminal.
Local apparel company to host a news conference Thursday
The merino wool outfitter had been negotiating a deal with the city to remain in its corporate headquarters in the Steamboat Springs Airport terminal. SmartWool President Mark Satkiewicz will make public the company's long-term plans Thursday in an announcement called "exciting."
Michael Boatwright of Straightline Outdoor Sports said a group from the shop enjoyed good fishing Sunday on a mayfly hatch that peaked around 11 a.m.
National Weather Service forecasts heavy rain Tuesday
Additional storm systems could bring rainfall at a rate of 1 to 2 inches an hour Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.
Sunday, July 10
Horsemanship clinic bridges Western and English riding styles
A horse clinic at a ranch along the Elk River on Sunday brought together two horse trainers who describe themselves as polar opposites. Andy Kurtz was born and raised on a ranch north of Steamboat Springs and primarily rides horses in the Western tradition, while his teaching partner, Regina Wendler, learned the English tradition of riding.
As the baseball season hits the All-Star break, no one is paying attention to the best story in a barren sports landscape. The NFL and NBA labor strifes? Please. College football being dirty? Surprise! Golf? Call when Tiger comes back. No the best story going right now happens to take place in Pittsburgh.
Strings Music Festival’s biggest weekend of the summer has arrived. With concerts throughout the week and weekend ranging from country to rock to Broadway, we’ll surely have you singing and dancing along with us. For our bicycle enthusiasts, don’t miss the Strings Kitchen and Garden Tour.
The Hayden Public Library is proud to announce that 9-year-old Maria Gutierrez Valdez was named the summer reading program’s fifth Reader of the Week.
The advantages of living in a biking community — with clubs and advocacy organizations, bike shops, health professionals and experienced riders eager to help — make the sport less intimidating and more accessible to beginners interested in biking toward better health.
The Record for July 9
A watercolor plein air workshop with Dennis Pendleton is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today through Friday at Steamboat Art Museum. The fee is $350. An oil-painting workshop with Jean Perry is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 4 to 6 at Steamboat Art Museum. The fee is $325.
County Agenda for July 11 and 12
Mixture can help keep aroma of summer last all year
Because our gardening season is so short in the Steamboat area, consider using scents from your garden in the form of potpourri to make the aroma of summer last all year.
Colorado is the newly announced slimmest state in the nation. Yet the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation reports that more than half of us are rated overweight or obese and that these numbers are rising. As our collective waistband continues to expand, a clever new program called Choose My Plate offers some hope.
Bob Mullen served 13 straight months in the bush as a platoon commander during the Vietnam War, and since his return to the United States in 1968, he has suffered from varying degrees of post-traumatic stress disorder. But 40 years later, he’s still finding ways to heal himself and other local veterans.
Next community workday is Tuesday
A new multiuse trail being carved on the backside of Emerald Mountain is now 75 percent complete. After four months of work by volunteers, who wielded rakes to clear brush and form berms, the project’s completion date now largely depends on Mother Nature.
We just celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary in Steamboat with 50 friends and family from all across the country. Many of our friends have never been to Colorado, let alone Steamboat Springs. Steamboat put on its best face for this celebration and we want to thank everyone involved.
Worldview. We speak of it many times as regards different subjects: sometimes religion, sometimes geo-politico and oftentimes economic theory.
The Rally for the Cure isn’t the biggest story I will cover this year. It isn’t a unique story, and chances are that when all is said and done, it will not change the world in which we live. But it is important to our community because we can see how it affects our neighbor.
The challenge facing Yampa Street in downtown Steamboat Springs is actually good news — it means the vision of a vibrant entertainment district is coming to fruition. There are challenges, of course, but it’s encouraging to see the city taking steps toward eventual infrastructure improvements.
Saturday, July 9
Disappointment is a part of the game, Travis Darling explained. The former Steamboat Springs rider has had some good summers and some bad, but Darling said he has been riding better than he has before this year and is in the midst of what he hopes is a different kind of season.
Laurie Hallenbeck: Hayden Town Talk for July 10
The Record for July 8
The Jail Report for July 2 to 8
The groups of children who frequent Yampatika’s Environmental Learning Center at Legacy Ranch can often be found engaged in an activity that wasn’t originally on the summer camp’s lesson plan. This summer, three interns are working a with a paycheck funded by a $13,600 grant the camp received from the Colorado Kids Outdoors Initiative.
City, county officials reflect as area nears the end of snowmelt
This spring has proven to be a memorable season for runoff, and local officials say there are lessons to be learned going into future years of high water. “The length of how long it was was probably the highlight,” Routt County Emergency Management Director Bob Struble said. “Instead of a two-week (high-water period), we’re still kind of in it."
To keep people like Dale Morris in Routt County, some say enhancing the area’s broadband network is the only way to go. Morris is a location-neutral professional. His job as a computer architect for Hewlett-Packard doesn’t require him to be near the company’s corporate headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif.
The Cow Pie Classic is back in Steamboat Springs after Steamboat Rugby Club downed rival Wyoming, 36-8, in the championship game Saturday. Steamboat, after winning three straight Cow Pies, lost to Wyoming in the semifinals last year, 17-12.
On June 30, 2011, the Assessor's Office mailed out Notices of Determination to all property appeals filed in May 2011. For the residential class of properties, a clerical error on the Notice of Determination incorrectly identified the sales data used to establish value as the 24-months preceding June 30, 2008. The correct sales data period used for the current reappraisal is the 24-months preceding June 30, 2010.
COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-120 Original Grantor(s): James E. Knapp Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for AmericaHomeKey, Inc., a Texas Corporation
COMBINED NOTICE - RESTART - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-109(2)(b)(II) FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 10-258 Original Grantor(s): Jackie J Bragg Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., acting solely as nominee for Fidelity Mortgage Company
The Board of Directors of the District will consider and vote upon certain amendments to the Rules and Regulations of the District at its regular monthly meeting to be held at 8:00 o'clock A.M. on July 21, 2011, at the Mount Werner Water Filtration Plant, 3310 Clear Water Trail, Steamboat Springs, CO.
BEFORE THE OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF COLORADO IN THE MATTER OF THE PROMULGATION AND ESTABLISHMENT OF FIELD RULES TO GOVERN OPERATIONS IN THE CRAIG FIELD, MOFFAT COUNTY, COLORADO CAUSE NO. 199 DOCKET NO. 1108-SP-102 NOTICE OF HEARING
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL #222 DOOR AUTOMATION FOR YAMPA TOWN HALL ROUTT COUNTY, COLORADO
To any holder of a recorded mortgage or deed of trust covering or affecting The Casa de Las Sierras Condominiums, please be advised that on July 1, 2011 a proposed amendment to the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions, The Casa de Las Sierras Condominiums, as amended was sent to each such holder at their last known address. Copies of the proposed amendment may be obtained by contacting Paul Sachs at (970) 879-8600.
COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-119 Original Grantor(s): Aurelija Andrews Original Beneficiary(ies): ING Bank, FSB
COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-123 Original Grantor(s): Jill Clow and Timothy A Reed Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., acting solely as nominee for GMAC Mortgage Corporation
TOWN OF HAYDEN - ACCOUNTS PAYABLE JUNE 30, 2011
More than 120 people competed in the four- and eight-mile runs
More than 120 runners descended on Howelsen Hill for either a four- or eight-mile run. With the recent thunderstorms and rain in the area, the trails were muddy. But the overcast skies and lower temperatures proved for a faster race. Nick Sunseri blazed the course in 56:37, finishing first.
Friday, July 8
Results for grades 8 to 9 and 6 to 7
Catamount home featured at Strings Kitchen and Garden Tour
Who needs a grand foyer when you have unfettered views of Lake Catamount and Mount Baldy beyond? Eric and Andrea Wilson reached the conclusion that a large front door would only get in the way of their views of the private lake at the foot of Rabbit Ears Pass, about seven miles from Steamboat Springs.
Real estate transactions for July 1 to 7
Priest Creek wasn’t named after a man of the cloth but a pioneer, Chester Priest, who was the first settler on the little creek that pours off the southwest flank of Mount Werner. And the remaining evidence of Chester Priest’s years on Priest Creek will tie together two of the most interesting homes Saturday on the 2011 Strings Kitchen and Garden Tour.
Prudential Steamboat Realty is again hosting the Tour de Steamboat Pre-Ride Benefit Dinner/Silent Auction at 6 p.m. Friday outside at the Sheraton Pavilion.
Ryan Dingle is spending his first full summer in Steamboat in 11 years. While he’s here, he decided there was no better way to stay in hockey shape and give something back than to do hockey camps for the high school and Steamboat Springs Youth Hockey Association.
With so many bike events coming through Steamboat this season, I know many people are saying “Another one?” But the Tour de Steamboat is a fun, noncompetitive road cycling event, with all the proceeds going to the Sunshine Kids Foundation, a nonprofit organization.
A Common Ground Clinic about bridging the common threads found in Eastern and Western horse training traditions and techniques is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Sunday at The Kurtz Ranch.
A cabbage patch almost got in the way of love when the late Bob Gay first began courting his future wife, Elaine Becker, nearly 73 years ago. Bob and Elaine’s son, Bill, recounted the story of his parents’ courtship before a packed house Friday for the weekly Brown Bag Lecture Series.
Timbers Resorts CEO David Burden said Friday that the principals in the One Steamboat Place luxury condo development have invested additional millions to free up unsold inventory and resume marketing the vacation homes immediately adjacent to the Steamboat gondola. The announcement means the cloud of a foreclosure filing by a consortium of seven lending banks has been removed.
The Kremmling couple that owns Distinguished Builders is accused of theft of more than $20,000, a Class 3 felony.
Community to celebrate Saturday with picnic
Starting at noon Saturday, the Oak Creek & Phippsburg Historical Society will provide a picnic and musical entertainment for community members and visitors, who may take a walk through the restored train car and peruse the historical railroad display.
The Yampa and Elk rivers broke their flow records for Friday's date. Fish Creek also was raging Friday morning. At 5:30 a.m. it peaked at 1,750 cfs, crushing the July 8 record of 623 cfs, set in 1983.
Chamber President Jeff Steinke said negotiations with the top candidate to replace Sandy Evans Hall could be finalized next week.
Today could see heavy rains and possibly hail. A chance of thunderstorms persists through the weekend, with daytime highs in the upper 70s.
New Yorker Executive Editor Dorothy Wickenden appears in Routt County in celebration of the release of her book, “Nothing Daunted,” which follows two women who moved here in 1916, at Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School & Camp from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday. For this and other events, read this week's Explore Steamboat calendar.
The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on a proposal to lease an additional 400 acres for coal production adjacent to the Twentymile Coal Mine southeast of Hayden.
Thursday, July 7
Board to meet July 21 to discuss change
If approved, the increase would cost single-family homeowners an average of about $16 annually, based on a sampling of homes in the district, General Manager Jay Gallagher said Thursday.
Ride 4 Yellow is just one of at least three great local events taking place this summer to help in the fight against cancer. If you’ve been touched by cancer in some way, I encourage you to consider being part of any or all of them.
Walking is one of the easiest, most enjoyable forms of exercise. All you need to get started are comfortable clothes, good-fitting shoes and a little will.
The Record for July 6
Hayden will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for its disc golf course at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Dry Creek Park.
Cow Pie Classic to feature teams from all across region
There are plenty of keys to winning the Cow Pie Classic rugby tournament: Don’t drink too much Friday night, prepare for possibly four games Saturday and, of course, bring your friends from all over the globe. The tournament, now in its 37th year, features a full day of rugby at its foundation level.
This year’s Rally for the Cure Golf Tournament, a four-person scramble, is Tuesday at the Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club.
On Wednesday afternoon, Strings Music Festival musical directors Monique Mead and Andrés Cárdenes greeted friends old and new at the buffet table at Rex’s American Bar & Grill.
Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” could actually be about anything. And for this summer’s Fourth annual Piknik Theatre Festival, it’s about a wildly raucous nautical culture in the 1940s. Think campy sailor suits, maidens in distress and giant, garish acting under the direction of festival Director Stuart Handloff.
About $545,000 to go toward 2 tenders and a brush truck
Local fire officials said they think three new pieces of equipment will better enable them to fight fires when there is no fire hydrant to tap into. The Steamboat Springs Area Fire Protection District paid about $545,000 for additional fleet equipment consisting of two tenders and a brush truck.
Ski base project on track after long winter
Anyone interested in previewing the new pedestrian promenade at the base of Steamboat Ski Area need go no farther than Torian Plum Plaza. Crews have already completed a small private portion of the larger public project immediately in front of restaurants at Torian.
The 28-year-old man involved in an all-terrain vehicle rollover accident Wednesday in North Routt County was in critical condition Thursday at Denver Health medical center. Information still is not available about the man's identity.
Completion of a financial restructuring that would remove unsold units at One Steamboat Place from foreclosure proceedings, initially expected as soon as today, is at least a day away. The talks could stretch into next week, Timbers Resorts CEO David Burden said.
Simon Demby-Myers was hurt when he crashed during the descent of Wednesday's race on Mount Werner. Demby-Myers had to be evacuated by emergency personnel after he and another biker collided on the Zig Zag trail at Steamboat Ski Area.
The 30th annual Steamboat Doubles Volleyball Tournament starts Friday and features 13 divisions in sand and grass courts. Divisions include men’s, women’s and coed Dinosaur Divisions (ages of teammates must add up to at least 80), grass divisions, sand divisions and an open division.
The Steamboat Springs Running Series gets back on track — or on trail, as the case may be — bright and early Saturday morning. The first trail race of the summer series, the Howelsen Hill 8-miler, starts at 8 a.m., launching racers up downtown Howelsen Hill.
The annual summertime event features Friday presentations by local residents. The series kicked off last Friday, and it continues this week when Bill May discusses his family's rich ranching tradition in Pleasant Valley.
1 Brad Bingham 1:00:17
Hunter Anderson, Dustin Andres, Lena Barker, Ellie Becker, Delaney Bensler, Kelly Borgerding, Mary Buckley, Gretchen Burkholder, Quinn Cain, Ty Coghlan, Emily Cowan, Margaret Crouch, Theresa Dickey, Corbin Diehl, Joseph Dobell, Shelby Downey, Amaris Duryea, Kassidy Fischer, Andreas Foulk, Malia Fraioli, Aidan Gibbs, Arielle Gold, Jasper Good, Maggie Harris, Joshua Heald, Gabrielle Heron, Andrew Hitchcock, Alice Holmquist, Kathryn Huselton, Kestral Johnston, Alexandra Josfan, Jaelin Kauf, Jaelyn Kohl, Kadie Kolberg, Carter Kounovsky, Daniel Kramer, Christine Krentz, Calvin Kunst, Alexis Len, Marley Loomis, Kira Lorenzen, Hope Nelson, Jessica Nguyen, Margaret O Connell, Max Parsons, Jackson Perry, Rachel Pierce, Cara Piske, Emily Puffett, Bailey Pugh, Jade Racoma, Kelbi Rogers, Olivia Rose, Madison Ruppel, Emma Schmidt, Tatum Sear, Harrison Smith, Erik Sobeck, Anala Sokolowski, Zachary Sperry, Ashley Spitellie, Sara Stout, Charles Toye, Trent Trask, Kaleb VanArsdale, Grant Verploeg, Tanner Visnick, Kayla Voeltzel, Ryan Walker, Tariel Weekslynn, Evan Weinman, Casey Weston, Benjamin Wharton, Peter White, Emma Wilson, Lesley Wilson, Michael Wong and Taylor Zabel.
June 28 results
Professional hockey player Ryan Dingle, who played high school hockey in Steamboat Springs, will headline a series of hockey camps this summer in Steamboat, starting Monday with a weeklong camp for high schoolers at Howelsen Ice Arena.
Wednesday, July 6
Thirteen households are participating in Saturday’s Community Yard Sale, a public event to help Oak Creek residents pare down their overstuffed closets and garages and bring people into town for a day of shopping. A week later, on July 16, the town will host a cleanup day.
12:07 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers stopped a car for not having its headlights on at Mount Werner Road and Marketplace Plaza and arrested a 19-year-old Steamboat woman on suspicion of driving under the influence.
The Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs, Routt County Riders and the Bureau of Land Management are hosting a Community Dig Day on July 12 to help finish construction of the new multiuse Rotary Trail on Emerald Mountain.
Tracy Barnett asks Steamboat City Council to plan ahead for downtown improvements
With the project to repave Lincoln Avenue complete, Mainstreet Steamboat Springs Manager Tracy Barnett said she thinks the city should turn its attention to redeveloping Yampa Street as an entertainment district.
Annual events get started Saturday
The 37th annual Art in the Park will fill West Lincoln Park all day Saturday and Sunday, and the 31st annual Hot Air Balloon Rodeo starts at 6:30 a.m. each day. The free art event, also a fundraiser for the Steamboat Springs Arts Council, will feature about 140 vendors from across the nation.
Ski Area race takes toll on large field Wednesday
The results say it was Brad Bingham and Tammy Jacques, but dirt-covered faces and fresh, ruby-red scars, a field of flat tires and the sirens of a local emergency rescue crew made it clear: The winner of Wednesday night’s Town Challenge race was Mount Werner.
A 28-year-old man was taken to Yampa Valley Medical Center with serious injuries after rolling an all-terrain vehicle in North Routt County on Wednesday afternoon.
Pyeongchang selected to host Winter Olympic Games
Attention turned Wednesday from a hot summer day in Steamboat to a cold winter one on the other side of the world, seven years in the future. The International Olympic Committee voted in Durban, South Africa, to send the 2018 Winter Olympic Games to Pyeongchang, South Korea.
A 19-year-old Pennsylvania man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of stealing diamond earrings valued at $14,000 to $18,000 from a Steamboat Springs woman May 22.
Hayden will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for its disc golf course at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Dry Creek Park.
The Steamboat Springs American Legion baseball team swept a doubleheader during the weekend, knocking off a nemesis for the first time. The team plays at Howelsen Hill on Friday in the only home game Steamboat has had during the Legion or high school season.
Myller, Kounovsky plan to run; Quinn leaning against another term
Scott Myller and Bart Kounovsky said Wednesday that they would run, Meg Bentley said she would not, and Jon Quinn said he was “strongly leaning toward not running again.” Quinn has until Aug. 2, when City Council candidates can start circulating petitions, to decide.
The challenge asked residents to ditch their cars in favor of bikes and track their mileage and number of trips during Bike to Work Month.
Debt plan in works for One Steamboat Place, CEO says
Timbers Resorts CEO David Burden has confirmed that an announcement of long-term restructuring of One Steamboat Place debt could come as soon as Thursday morning and is expected no later than the end of the week. Timbers Resorts is based in Carbondale.
Organizers report holiday display didn’t go off exactly as planned
Steamboat Springs residents who thought this year’s Fourth of July fireworks show was shorter than previous ones are right. Local fireworks philanthropist Tim Borden said Wednesday that this year’s show was 16 minutes long. Organizers aim to make the show 18 to 22 minutes, he said.
Committee adds slopestyle skiing and snowboarding, snowboard parallel slalom to 2014 games
The 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, are still years away, but it’s already looking like Steamboat Springs is likely to have a larger contingent than games of the past. On Monday, the International Olympic Committee added slopestyle skiing and snowboarding and snowboard parallel slalom to the games.
The river, where it's measured at Fifth Street, flowed at 2,630 cubic feet per second Wednesday morning, eclipsing the previous July 6 record established in 1957. The Elk River's flow Wednesday morning also broke a record.
2:03 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a person ringing a doorbell and leaving in the 300 block of Lincoln Avenue.
Integrated Community is seeking bilingual volunteers to assist the organization with its resource and referral program on Mondays and Wednesdays.
I would just like to take a moment to thank everyone who makes the July 4th weekend such a great experience for our families — local and visitors alike.
In a community that demands so much of itself and of those who call it home, it’s important to give a pat on the back when deserved. Such is the case today, in the wake of a spectacular Fourth of July weekend not only in Steamboat Springs, but in communities across Routt County.
If you have more than three quarts of paint in your garage, dust off your tiara and get ready to preside over your kingdom! Few things in life are more confusing than choosing a paint color. Looking at a paint chip in the store is an exercise in futility. Buying a quart of it to take home will be the start of your reign as a Quart Queen
The City Council, by a 5-2 vote, approved the first reading of an ordinance Tuesday that would revise the limit on the amount of allowable noise in residential and commercial areas.
Jacqui DiMarco said that after she was bullied as a child, she became more guarded. And after she helped her son cope with the effects of being bullied over the Internet by his fourth-grade classmates in suburban Chicago, the part-time Steamboat resident said she was determined to help other parents whose children were being harassed.
When the chance to ski North Routt County on Independence Day finally arrived, it exceeded all of my expectations. Who could have ever imagined it would be possible to ski a 24-gate slalom course near the top of Hahn’s Peak on the Fourth of July?
The Routt County Board of Commissioners took preliminary steps to beef up their oil and gas permitting regulations Tuesday in anticipation of a new wave of drilling applications.
Tuesday, July 5
A few things have changed in advance of Wednesday’s Town Challenge Mountain Bike Race Series Sunshine Loop Cross-Country race on the slopes of Steamboat Ski Area. Among them is the name of the race itself.
Tubing still is not allowed on any Routt County river or creek, but some people are doing it anyway. “It’s not the smartest thing to do, but it doesn’t surprise me,” Routt County Emergency Management Director Bob Struble said Tuesday.
Man and women taken to hospital after crashing into a deer Monday night on U.S. Highway 40.
Monday, July 4
The Steamboat Springs City Council is considering a motion that would allow medical marijuana businesses to continue operating till Jan. 1, 2012, even if voters ban them at the ballot box in November.
Steamboat’s Over The Hill Gang will hold its July dinner/social at 6 p.m. July 20 at Rex’s American Grill & Bar. Reservations must be made by July 13 with choice of soup or salad and salmon or beef.
The Record for July 3
Steamboat Sprint results from Monday
There aren’t many constellations that resemble the objects or creatures for which they are named. Scorpius, the Scorpion, is a delightful example of one that does. This celestial scorpion scurries across our southern sky on summer evenings, so this month is prime time for scorpion hunting.
Yampa’s Fourth of July festivities were started years ago to bring the community together. It still works. Hundreds of South Routt residents and visitors lined Main Street on Monday afternoon for the annual Fourth of July parade in the small South Routt town.
Steamboat Springs mountain biker Kelly Boniface said her riding has steadily improved since she turned pro three years ago. No race has shown that more clearly than the Firecracker 50, a huge 54-mile Independence Day race in Breckenridge, where she placed 3rd on Monday.
Results from this weekend's annual RMD Ski Jumping Extravaganza held at Howelsen Hill. The event included ski jumping on Sunday and a cross-country rollerski on July Fourth.
Thousands gathered downtown Monday to celebrate Independence Day with the most classic of traditions — a downtown parade featuring kids, pets and plenty of local flavor. The fireworks display later Monday night lit up the evening sky in typical Steamboat fashion.
Sunday, July 3
Iacovettos pleased to have honor
This year’s grand marshals for Steamboat Springs’ Fourth of July Parade say they have attended every Independence Day parade in Steamboat since they bought Dream Island in 1952. The Iacovettos said that the parade, which drew thousands of spectators to Lincoln Avenue last year, has gotten bigger every year they’ve attended.
Steamboat man’s dragon car to meet the public at Fourth of July Parade
His neck is lined with old metal trampoline legs, his wings are arched PVC pipes draped in silver netting, his scales are formed by rows of shiny donated CDs, and inside his belly is an old Nissan pickup that was spared a trip to the salvage yard. The dragon car sitting in Charlie Holtausen's driveway in the Elk River Estates on Sunday, will be unveiled to the public Monday during Steamboat Springs’ Fourth of July Parade.
Japan expedition about honoring troops
Steamboat Springs climber Eric Meyer his trusted climbing partner, Chhiring Dorje Sherpa, Steamboat Springs’ Rob Powers and two crews of United States military members plan to summit Mount Fuji, the tallest peak in Japan, for Independence Day. The trip is associated with Powers’ American300 foundation.
Of all the good sights in and around Steamboat Springs this holiday weekend, maybe none was better than Johnny Spillane on Thursday running around Howelsen Hill playing soccer with his U.S. Nordic combined teammates. Spillane had the old look about him.
Sherman & Howard announces that the lawyers of Tegtmeier Bednarski have combined their firm with Sherman & Howard, according to a news release. Tegtmeier and Bednarski, leaders in the area of white collar crime and criminal defense, have become members of Sherman & Howard’s Commercial Litigation practice.
A Phippsburg woman is looking for answers this week, days after her horse was apparently shot to death in her pasture. Justine Ager told Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies that she suspects her 17-year-old horse, Cadillac, was shot and killed Tuesday in a pasture near Routt County roads 15 and 19, south of Phippsburg.
The Record for July 2
Every Wednesday, Virginia Elliott dons a pink button-down jacket and heads to The Memorial Hospital in Craig, where she takes flowers to patients, answers visitors’ questions and fills in where help is needed.
County Agenda for July 4 and 5
Strings Music Festival’s first week exploded with three sold-out shows. With more than 2,000 people visiting the Strings Music Pavilion, you don’t want to miss out on the music. This week, we’ve got something for everyone with a free concert at the Yampa River Botanic Park, juggling, a night of orchestra, “Girls from the North Country” and “Ferdinand the Bull.”
The Hayden Public Library is pleased to announce that 9-year-old Morgan Bennett is the summer reading program’s fourth Reader of the Week. Morgan’s mom is Mitzi Osborn-Bennett.
When I lived in Michigan, my garden along the front walkway was filled with lavender plants that reached chest-high and provided wonderful aroma every time I walked by … especially when I ran my fingers through the branches and released some of the oils in the flower and foliage. But here in the mountains of Colorado, my lavender plants seem to just eke through the season, never getting any bigger or taller than perhaps 12 inches high.
Escape from nicotine’s grip with help from national program
More than two centuries after the Declaration of Independence was signed, a battle for freedom still rages. It’s a fight for independence from nicotine addition. You may be wondering what our nation’s struggle to separate from British rule has in common with smoking cessation. The answer is more than you might expect.
The Jail Report for June 26 to July 1
The Record for July 1
Since 2003, a pair of old water plant settling ponds has sat untouched at Williams Street and Arthur Avenue, enclosed by a barbed-wire fence to keep people and animals away. Community members hope that by the end of summer, they’ll have one, as the town of Oak Creek plans to transform the old settling ponds into a new community recreation hub.
Local college tears down Monson Hall
Denise Roach had mixed emotions Monday as she watched excavators tear through the wood and brick that made up Monson Hall on Colorado Mountain College’s Alpine Campus. Bogue, Monson and Willett are being razed to accommodate a 60,000-square-foot administrative and classroom building that will use geoexchange heating and cooling technology. Monson was the first to go.
Officials see drop in erroneous calls
In a time of tight budgets, local police and fire officials say a citywide law that went into effect last year might be helping them save time and money. Enforcement of the false alarm law began Aug. 1 and outlined potential penalties for businesses and residents that had alarms triggered falsely.
Saturday, July 2
Brad Meeks learns district’s priorities
On a tour of Soda Creek Elementary School, Steamboat Springs' new superintendent Brad Meeks inquired about the school’s curriculum and began the process of identifying the district’s priorities for the year ahead.
It’s getting close. The deadline I imposed upon myself to start caring about the labor issues in the NFL is drawing near, only one month away. I decided months ago I couldn’t possibly care about the ongoing conflict until July 31, when training camps should be under way and preseason games were looming.
You’ve just got to love the Mountain Valley Bank Ranch Rodeo in Steamboat Springs. It’s a Fourth of July tradition, which is fitting because it’s just about as American as the red, white and blue of the American flag, the taste of grandma’s apple pie and the pageantry of a holiday parade.
Group members to return to Europe to train, bike
The U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team will be heading out for a training camp after competing Sunday and Monday in the July 4th Ski Jumping Extravaganza. The team members will be departing for the camp July 11, which will take them to Germany and France, where cycling will be a a top training tool.
Skiing off the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club’s water ramp at Bald Eagle Lake on the eastern edge of Steamboat Springs is a lot of things. It’s scary and fast, wet, of course, and cold. It, however, is not complicated. So I tightened my helmet, double knotted my swim trunks and turned into the hill.
Mountain Madness 10K and half-marathon results
I recently drove by the first pour of the new Walgreens store, got that sick feeling in my stomach. Anybody else? Nothing against Walgreens: recently had dealings with them, in another town, as my parents filled a prescription.
When the sale of Steamboat Springs-based Merino wool clothing company SmartWool to Timberland was announced in 2005, a small rumble of dread went through the community. Now an even larger company, VF Corp., has acquired Timberland as part of a $2.2 billion deal. So it was especially good news to learn last week that the city of Steamboat Springs and SmartWool officials are continuing talks on providing more room for the company to grow here.
Laurie Hallenbeck: Hayden Town Talk for July 3
Case No.: 2011PR25 In the Matter of the Estate of: BARBARA J. AUTER, a/k/a BARBARA JEAN AUTER, Deceased.
Race raises funds for Rebecca Green Foundation
Vacationers who came to Steamboat Springs to soak up a holiday weekend swelled the ranks of the last road race of the Steamboat Springs Running Series season, nearly 270 runners flying from the starting line.
Real estate transactions for June 24 to 30
Family decides after 5 years to overcome hesitation to buy condo in Steamboat
Patrick Phillips told an audience of real estate professionals, bankers and developers at Sweetwater Grill on Friday that he and his wife, Debra Stencel, took five years to overcome their own rational hesitation and allow emotion to take hold and buy their new condominium home at Howelsen Place.
After buying Lake Village in Hayden, Caragol buys Blacktail Meadows in Stagecoach
When the market for modestly priced housing here someday turns upward and someday begins to stimulate demand for newly constructed homes, Steamboat Springs investor Steve Caragol thinks he’ll be positioned to dominate the market for appropriately priced building lots.
Kimberly Butler has joined Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties as an associate broker based out of its Steamboat Springs office.
Friday, July 1
Here is a complete list of events happening in Routt County this Fourth of July weekend, including the Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series and Art on the Mountain, which go until Monday. Also find nighttime festivities here.
12:27 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to help a person in the 600 block of Yampa Street.
The “Green Machine” mobile recycling unit will be available at Howelsen Hill every day throughout summer.
Local photographer Lynne Garell was sitting at Ciao Gelato about a year ago when a bowl of plastic gelato spoons caught her eye. In those simple pieces of brightly colored plastic, she saw a way to indulge in her passion for macro photography, engaging the neon colors and the translucent tones in a swirl of color.
The financial struggles of Snowmass Village have been well chronicled during the last few years, but Thursday saw the sale of a hotel, lodge, conference center and single-family home for a combined $58 million.
Aspen really does have it better, in case you had any lingering doubts. Pitkin County boasts a top-10 life expectancy — 84.2 years for women, 80 for men — out of more than 2,000 counties across the nation, according to a University of Washington study.
Eli Armstrong didn’t have to go far to find meaning in his Journey of Hope. Armstrong’s 5-year-old cousin recently lost sight in one of his eyes when cancer took hold of his retina. “I went out when he had surgery,” Armstrong said. “He’s one of my biggest inspirations.”
Retired high school librarian Jayne Hill captivated a small but privileged audience at the Tread of Pioneers Museum on Friday with the story of her great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandparents Grietje Reyniers and Anthony Jansen Van Salee Harleem. She was the first prostitute in Manhattan, and he was a pirate.
Memo states that marijuana shops are in violation of federal law
The Obama administration has taken its strongest stance yet in declaring that medical-marijuana dispensaries are legitimate targets of prosecution. In a memo written this week, Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole wrote that people, “who are in the business of cultivating, selling or distributing marijuana, and those who knowingly facilitate such activities” are in violation of federal law regardless of their state laws.
Halfway across the world from where he began, Roar Koppang’s genealogical research led him to the town of Oak Creek, where on Wednesday he knelt before the grave of a distant relative. The Oslo, Norway, native sighed as he stepped back from the headstone. “Here we are,” he said. “This is history.”
Community Agriculture Alliance partnered with Craig’s Planet Yampa
A $50,000 grant awarded to the Community Agriculture Alliance will study the feasibility of creating a sustainable food production system that is intended to become the model for similar projects in rural areas across the country.
Gilbert Anderson and his wife, Stephanie, received the Heritage Family Award from the Community Agriculture Alliance at the Mountain Valley Bank Ranch Rodeo on Friday night. The Andersons raise cattle and hay in Clark with their two sons, 12-year-old Will and 10-year-old Tyler.
Local and state health officials are receiving reports of bat colonies roosting in older homes and structures around Colorado, including Routt County, according to the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association. Recently, a Routt County resident received rabies treatment because of a potential bat bite.
The figures represented an increase in collections from $851,388 in May 2010 to $868,003 in May 2011. The numbers could be adjusted when final collections are in.
Johnny Garcia is beginning something new in Craig. This year, the newly elected junior vice commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265, is throwing a Fourth of July parade. “This is the first year ever — since I‘ve lived here, since 1963 — that a Fourth of July parade is going on here,” Garcia said. “I really don’t have any idea as to why nobody has done this before. I am hoping this catches on and gets bigger.”
Nothing says small-town Americana like a mailbox. Have one that’s all gussied up Steamboat-style? Send it into our Mailbox Photo Contest, and we’ll run the winners in the winter issue of At Home in Steamboat Springs.
Mr. Rogers has nothing on the folks in Fairview. The neighborhood at the base of Emerald Mountain gets to know its neighbors at its annual Fairview Fiesta, held on the Sunday before school starts every August.
Bored on the drive from Kremmling to Steamboat Springs? Try counting signs. F.M. Light & Sons signs, to be exact. In all, there are 99 such signs strewn about the highways of Northwest Colorado and one more at the rodeo grounds for an even 100.
Converted South Dakota rail line perfect for riders of all walks
If Rocky Raccoon was a mountain biker, you can bet a satchel of Black Hills gold he would have ridden the George S. Mickelson Trail snaking through the Black Hills of South Dakota. Running 109 miles from Deadwood to Edgemont, the trail follows the historic Deadwood to Burlington Northern rail line, which lasted from 1868 to 1983.
Well, we asked for it, and we got it. No, not the largest snowfall and runoff season on record, but an equally proportionate deluge of nominations for this issue of At Home in Steamboat Springs' annual Locals section.
There’s something in the water. Originating in Hawaii as a way to work out when waves turned fickle, stand-up paddleboarding has gone mainstream and mainland. And it’s now showing up full force in Steamboat.
With more than 575 miles of trails and swaths of smooth, hilly roads, Steamboat is fast evolving into a world-class arena for bicycling. With even more new trails and events in store, this summer is shaping up to put Steamboat on the map for good.
Tom Ross can’t recall a spring like this one
How crazy was spring runoff 2011 in the Boat? A neighbor of mine swears he saw a trout jumping in the flooded parking lot of Steamboat Hotel on the evening of June 4. It was a rare asphalt trout (salmonidae bitumina for you expert anglers).
Stepping aboard Greyhound bus No. 41 from Steamboat Springs to Fresno, Calif., just a week shy of his 19th birthday, Andrew Fonseca has a lot to think about. Six months earlier, he was a gang member running drugs in Dallas. Now, with a high school diploma and Student of the Year accolades from the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps in hand, he’s heading back to where the wrong fork in the road all started and, hopefully, a new future.
Joyce Hoekstra came over Rabbit Ears Pass in February 1978 into what was a long, snowy winter. She didn’t give a moment’s thought as to whether she’d still be in Steamboat Springs 33 years later — not that day or any other, she says.
Hooked on an unlikely career
An accomplished fly-fishing guide with Steamboat Flyfisher, Tim Widmer’s job still allows him to hit the river often. He teaches fly-fishing courses at CMC and has sold some of his fly patterns to Solitude Fly Co. in California.
Doggone good times
With quiet flicks of her hand and a watchful gaze, Marianne Sasak works her three border collie dogs around the flock of sheep as if she’s solving a puzzle. The dogs crouch and slink around the field, and the skittish sheep baa and balk, shuffling into the perfect spot.
Off to conquer New England
Michaela Frias looks forward to taking on the dual challenges of pursuing an Ivy League education and the equally competitive world of college ski racing when she packs her ski bags late this summer and travels to Hanover, N.H., to study and ski at Dartmouth College.
World traveler ready for next trip
Michael Savory knows a thing or two about packing up and leaving town. His father is in the oil business and worked on projects that would take about two years each, at locations around the world.
Reaching out to today’s youths
Jon Gagnon, 31, is a youth services pastor in Steamboat Springs, and while he prides himself in being up on pop culture, he’s equally focused on ensuring his connection to youths doesn’t bottom out at Lady Gaga.
Eccentricity in Steamboat
If Irene Nelson, owner of Irene Nelson Interiors, had her way, she’d add her own special touch to town. She does it for a living for people’s homes, and it’s her nature to do the same for the community she loves.
Of cycling and stage races
Corey Piscopo says his passion for cycling probably began as a kid who liked to fill up on ice cream. Unlike most children, he felt he had to get a workout in and then reward himself with a treat. So he regularly rode his bike to the nearest Dairy Queen five miles from his home in Sanbornton, N.H.
It’s all about the kids
School might be out for summer, as so eloquently put by Alice Cooper, but the Boys & Girls Club of Steamboat Springs is very much in. Steamboat toddlers and teens (as well as their parents) can thank longtime local Heather Martyn for that.
Serving those who serve
Rob Powers organizes and leads several American300 Warrior Tours a year to U.S. military bases, in combat zones and peaceful areas, to improve the resiliency and morale of troops. He brings along Olympians rodeo stars, country musicians, professional athletes and others.
From the Tetons to the Yampa Valley
For Harry Martin, co-owner of Steamboat Ski & Bike Kare, it’s the people who make Steamboat Springs such a great place to live. “They’re incredible,” he says. “The whole community is just amazingly friendly and down to earth. It’s a great place to live.”
From Bulgaria with love
Michael Stoyanov and Aneliya Plocheva, both born in communist Yambol, Bulgaria, moved to Steamboat Springs in 2003. They arrived in Routt County with $1,000 between them. They worked any job they could, all in hopes of starting a business, a new life and a family.
Jumping through all the hoops
Those who know Devin Borvansky aren’t shocked about what he’s been able to accomplish as a volunteer coach who helps run a youth basketball program for fifth- through eighth-graders.
Banjo-pickin’, back-crackin’, unicycle-ridin’ Renaissance man
Von Wilson, 47, used to raise work horses growing up in Craig in a third-generation ranching family. He put the pastime on hold for a spell when he moved to Steamboat in 1990 and co-founded coffee hot spot Mocha Molly’s with his wife, Molly.
A front-row seat to the miracle of childbirth
Steamboat Springs obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. Mary Bowman provides a calming presence and expert care to more than 100 Yampa Valley women each year as they welcome their newborns into the world.
Family and fire
Jay Muhme, 57, is a lifetime local. He is a 1972 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School. He’s been involved with the Steamboat fire department almost as long, volunteering with his dad, a firefighter, since he was 16.
Instrumental in building a band program
When Jim Knapp took over the Steamboat Springs School District band program four years ago, he had 10 students in high school band. This year, he has 65.
Big wheels keep on turning
With its national fundraisers for the Children’s Miracle Network, ACE at the Curve has provided a way for Scott Schlapkohl to pursue his passion for pedaling while making a difference in people’s lives.
Rallying for a cause
When Linda Danter was a young girl, she hated the color pink. As a tomboy and sports fanatic, she made her mother cover up the pink in her room by painting her walls blue. Now, as the founder of Steamboat’s Rally for the Cure breast cancer fundraiser, she finds herself with drawers full of pink paraphernalia.
Only 30 years ago, the community came perilously close to losing its tiny college that is now about to launch a new era with its first four-year degree programs. Dark days in the late 1970s saw CMC predecessors fall into financial difficulty. Professors weren’t paid and the sheriff padlocked the doors.
As triathlon participation continues to see unprecedented growth, Old Town Hot Springs started training club coached by Amy Charity, an avid cyclist and triathlete, and Dustin Fulkerson, a former Division I swimmer.
Downtown Japanese/Thai restaurant spicing up The Victoria
Ceron Scott, the energetic, 24-year-old head chef at Sambi Cafe in downtown Steamboat Springs, says the idea for the Asian restaurant’s Sambi Roll came from a simple culinary desire. “I wanted to combine spicy with crunchy,” Scott says.
Last fall, a group of eight twentysomethings paddled four canoes from Minneapolis down the Mississippi River to New Orleans with two goals: Raise money for the Lambui Fund of Haiti and make it back to Steamboat in time for ski season. They succeeded on both counts.
Bird watchers cherish North Routt mating ritual
Once a huge part of Northwest Colorado’s culture, the sage grouse population has declined in Routt and Moffat counties, but its “hey there, big boy” mating ritual and the allure for birders eager to glimpse its gyrations remain strong.