News for Thursday, June 16, 2011




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Hip-hop acts to play free show at Ghost Ranch Saloon

David Romero was quiet and shy as a high school student in Denver. He spent a lot of his time writing poetry. But when he first took to the stage and started rapping, a new world opened up. Romero will play a show at 10 p.m. Friday at Ghost Ranch.

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Mountain lion spied near Steamboat

Big cat was seen near top of the chairlift on Emerald Mountain

A mountain lion was spotted early Tuesday evening near the top of the chairlift on Emerald Mountain.

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Steamboat businesses benefit from 2 days of Ride the Rockies

Businesses cash in on cyclists’ bonus day in the ’Boat

The arrival of Ride the Rockies and its thousands of participants was of special interest this year, because the local bicycling and business communities are teaming up to capitalize on Steamboat’s potential to become a cycling destination.

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Steamboat toddler recovering after June 4 fall into creek

Edwin Rodriguez remains hospitalized on the Front Range

Edwin Rodriguez, the 15-month-old who fell into Butcherknife Creek, continues to improve. Melissa Vizcarra, a spokeswoman with The Children’s Hospital in Denver, said Edwin remained in fair condition Thursday.

Steamboat's final April sales tax report shows 3.4 percent dip

The final April 2011 sales tax report issued by the city of Steamboat Springs shows a 3.4 percent decrease in revenues compared with April 2010. That’s a slight improvement over the preliminary report issued earlier this month, which showed a 4 percent drop. The city budgeted for a sales tax revenue decrease of 10 percent in 2011.

Steamboat expects more than 8,000 visitors this weekend

Buoyed by the annual Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup, a Triple Crown Sports tournament and the opening weekend of the Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series, visitor numbers are expected to top 8,000 this weekend.

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Power restored throughout the county after powerful Wednesday storm

Yampa Valley Electric Association crews restored power this morning to the last remaining pockets of Routt County that were without electricity after Wednesday night’s powerful storm knocked over power poles and sent tree branches into power lines.

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Phippsburg citizens express support for post office

In face of possible closure, people tell of its value

About 60 Phippsburg residents filled the pews of the South Routt Bible Church on Wednesday in support of the Phippsburg post office during a meeting that opened up the floor for questions and comments regarding the possible closure or consolidation of the post office.

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Lively Ride the Rockies offers something for everyone

Event leaves Steamboat today bound for Granby

The competition — no, the enemy — sat a mere 25 feet away, its sign with bright colors rippling in the wind, its employees skipping around the booth quickly to serve a long line of eager spandex-clad customers.

Hayden Town Board to reconsider disc golf course tonight

Members rejected proposal, 3-3, at June 2 meeting

The Hayden Town Council will consider whether to approve a memorandum of understanding with Routt County for the operation of a disc golf course at Dry Creek Park. A vote to approve the agreement failed, 3-3, at the June 2 meeting.

The Record for June 14

4:38 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were dispatched to a burglary alarm in the 600 block of Yampa Street. It was a false alarm.

Hayden School Board interviews principal candidates

New Secondary Schools leader to be announced Friday

Hayden School Board members met with Secondary Schools principal finalists Gina Zabel, a literacy teacher in Hayden, and David Grabowski, a math teacher at Moffat County High School, on Wednesday night.

Steamboat Briefs: Power outages in Routt County occur Wednesday

Yampa Valley Electric Association crews were scrambling Wednesday night to address power outages because of trees hitting power lines as high winds struck the area.

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Foreclosure sale of One Steamboat Place again delayed

For 6th time, sale is delayed as investors work toward resolution

Routt County Public Trustee Jeanne Whiddon confirmed Wednesday that the scheduled foreclosure sale of the remaining unsold luxury condominium units at One Steamboat Place has been postponed for the sixth time, this time until June 29.

Local teams prepare for Triple Crown

Pat McElhiney wants to see baseball in Steamboat Springs remain strong. So along with fellow coach Chauncey Cooke, McElhiney has been working with a core group of 11-year-olds since Steamboat Ski Area closed.

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Joanne Palmer: Ride the Rockies, through a newbie’s eyes

I'm already ready for next year

Click-clack. Click-clack. Click-clack. The fresh smell of morning dew combines with the welcome aroma of coffee. A swirl of yellow, blues and red spins around me. Diesel semitrailers fire up as volunteers finish loading luggage. There is nothing graceful about trying to walk in road bike shoes.