News for Saturday, June 25, 2011

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John F. Russell: Playing the game we love

The sun beat down on the dusty baseball field at Steamboat Springs Middle School late Wednesday afternoon, but the group of young players practicing didn’t seem to mind the heat.

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Steamboat Storm end on thrilling victory

An extra-inning victory couldn’t save the Steamboat Storm in this weekend’s Mountain Magic Triple Crown youth baseball tournament in Steamboat Springs. That did little to dampen the spirits of the local players afterward, however.

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West Routt Fire seeks more money

District considers asking voters for mill levy increase to fund improvements, staffing

Officials in West Routt County say the cost of fire protection is going to rise, and it’s up to residents to decide whether they want to pay more to the fire department or insurance companies. To address staffing and equipment needs, the West Routt Fire Protection District is considering asking voters in November to increase the tax.

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Routt County’s workforce cut deep by recession

Routt County’s construction industry was hit hard by the recession and during the past four years has accounted for many of the jobs that have been erased from a shrinking workforce. Brian Bradbury, an employment specialist with the Steamboat Springs branch of the Colorado Workforce Center, said last week that the labor force in Routt has decreased from its peak of 17,116 in January 2008 to 13,106 last month.

The Record for June 24

The Record for June 24

The Jail Report for June 18 to 24

The Jail Report for June 18 to 24

Dan Pichiotino: Bike problems?

After seeing the multiple online comments after last week’s bicycle invasion I just had to chime in. Fact: Bicycles are vehicles and, as such, are subject to the same rules of the road as any non-commercial car, truck, motorcycle, etc. The fact that you need no license, insurance or any knowledge of traffic laws to ride your bike down the road (or sidewalk, which is illegal) is where the problem lies.

Chelsea Soderberg: Disenchanted local

I would just like to express my disappointment in the “old-time locals” of Steamboat Springs. You know who they are. However old or young, they are the individuals who think Walgreens is the devil, wish Old Town Pub was still a hospital and want to ride a horse to work every day.

Our View: More focus needed on job creation

The numbers are staggering. In January 2008, Routt County’s workforce numbered 17,116. Forty months later, it has shrunk to 13,106. The local unemployment rate was above 11 percent in May, higher than the national average. Foreclosure notices continue to be filed with the county at record levels.

Joel Reichenberger: Baseball: My sport

I didn’t know what I expected Saturday afternoon when I showed up for one of the Steamboat Storm’s games in the weekend’s Triple Crown Mountain Magic baseball tournament. Despite heading into my fourth summer in Steamboat Springs, somehow Saturday’s game was the first Triple Crown game I’ve covered.

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High time for rafting fun in Steamboat Springs

Delayed runoff makes Yampa a late-season roller coaster

For Bucking Rainbow, high water into late June is a blessing. The extended season led to requests by local companies to extend the commercial rafting window as dictated by the city’s Parks, Open Spaces and Recreational Services Department. The opportunity to use city put-ins and takeouts usually expires July 6.

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Taste of South Routt ‘a big family reunion’

Annual event draws a crowd of 600

With temperatures in the 80s, live music blasting from the speakers, activities for children and cold beer, the scene Saturday at Decker Park was tough to resist. Six hundred people filed into the park for the Taste of South Routt festival.

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Steamboat Rugby Club falls to Aspen

Team eager for Cow Pie tourney in two weeks

Team captain Tim Callahan insisted that today’s 35-5 loss to Aspen in Steamboat Springs didn’t represent anywhere near the best rugby the Steamboat team could play. “We can play better than that,” he said. “We had breakdowns that need to be ironed out in practice, and in order to do that we need more numbers to show up.”

BLOCK 29 LOT 6 (BRANLIN BUILDING) #MEM-11-04

DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION NOTICE OF FINAL DECISION ORIGINAL ADDITION TO STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, BLOCK 29 LOT 6 (BRANLIN BUILDING) #MEM-11-04

RE-ZONE RE1/S & RE2/S TO RE1 & RE2 #ZMA-11-01

DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION PUBLIC HEARING RE-ZONE RE1/S & RE2/S TO RE1 & RE2 #ZMA-11-01

AMENDMENT TO CDC - PARKING CODE #TXT-11-08

DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION PUBLIC HEARING TEXT AMENDMENT TO CDC - PARKING CODE #TXT-11-08 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:

ROCKY PEAK VILLAGE F2 #FP-11-09

DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION NOTICE OF FINAL DECISION ROCKY PEAK VILLAGE F2 #FP-11-09 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:

TOWN OF YAMPA ORDINANCE NO. 2011-02

TOWN OF YAMPA ORDINANCE NO. 2011-02 AN ORDINANCE EXTENDING A TEMPORARY MORATORIUM ON THE CULTIVATION OR SALE OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN THE TOWN OF YAMPA; REPEALING ALL CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. WHEREAS, the Colorado legislature adopted House Bill 10-1284 in 2010 as amended by House Bill 11-1043 in 2011 concerning the regulation of medical marijuana; and

ratifying and affirming ordinance no. 2296

NOTICE IS HEREBY, GIVEN that the Steamboat Springs City Council on Tuesday, June 21, 2011, adopted the following ordinances on second and final reading: ORDINANCE: 2388 An ordinance amending Sections 12-29, 26-402, and 26-92 of the Steamboat Springs Revised Municipal Code relating to approval procedures for peddlers, solicitors, canvassers, or transient sellers operating in public places; providing an effective date; and setting a hearing date.

creating a new Article V in Chapter 12 of the Steamboat Springs Revised Municipal

NOTICE IS HEREBY, GIVEN that the Steamboat Springs City Council on Tuesday, June 21, 2011, adopted the following ordinances on first reading:

Seneca II-W Mine, Permit C-82-057.

Seneca Coal Company, 37796 Routt County Road 53, P.O. Box 670, Hayden, Colorado 81639, has filed with the Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety, a Technical Revision (No. 75) to the Seneca II-W Mine, Permit C-82-057. This technical revision presents a proposed channel design for a lower portion of 006 Gulch.

ACTIVITY #: PZ2011-002

ACTIVITY #: PZ2011-002 PETITIONER: DAVE ZIEGLER PETITION: Minor PUD amendment for building height and area LOCATION/LEGAL: Lot 1, Timbers Village

ACTIVITY #: PP2011-019

ACTIVITY #: PP2011-019 PETITIONER: JOY MARX - MOUNTIN PAWS BED AND BREAKFAST PETITION: Conditional Use Permit for operation of a Bed and Breakfast

FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-111

COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-111 Original Grantor(s): Charles R. Simms and Barbara M. Simms Original Beneficiary(ies): Option One Mortgage Corporation

PROJECT #MTCE R300-173

NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT PROJECT #MTCE R300-173 PROJECT ID #18281

BIDS for the construction of PRV PL-4 REPLACEMENT

Separate sealed BIDS for the construction of PRV PL-4 REPLACEMENT, June 2011, will be received by the OWNER at the office of the ENGINEER, CIVIL DESIGN CONSULTANTS, INC., 2145 Resort Drive, Suite 100, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 (970) 879-3022 until 3:00 PM prevailing time on 13 July, 2011, and then at said location publicly opened and read aloud.

demolition fo our middle school gymnasium bids

Sealed bids are being accepted by the Hayden School District (HSD) for the demolition fo our middle school gymnasium. Project specifications are available at the HSD Administration office or by e-mail. Contact Judy at 970-276-3864 or jparrott@haydenschools.org for further bid details. Joe Skufca is the District project manager.

remodel of the Storm Peak Lab building

The Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District is requesting public comment on the proposed remodel of the Storm Peak Lab building, located on the Steamboat Ski Area in T6N, R83W, Sec. 29. The permit holder is the Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education on behalf of Desert Research Institute. The project would enclose exterior deck space on the first floor w/out a change in the footprint, and add a partial second level to replace the existing shed on the roof.

new trail to be constructed USDA Forest Service

On June 10, 2011, Forest Supervisor Phil Cruz, Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland, signed the Decision Notice and Finding of No Significant Impact to authorize new trail to be constructed and change the use of some existing trails on the Steamboat Ski and Resort Corporation's permitted area, near Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

PERSONAL PROPERTY TAXPAYER REMEDIES June 15 to June 30, 2011

PERSONAL PROPERTY TAXPAYER REMEDIES (Media Release) From June 15 to June 30, 2011

Request for Proposals Yampa Valley Regional Airport Restaurant Concession

The Yampa Valley Regional Airport (YVRA) will receive sealed proposals from qualified individuals for the operation and management of a restaurant concession within the passenger terminal building at YVRA. Individuals can obtain RFP information from the Routt County Web site; www.co.routt.co.us; under the airport section or Dave Ruppel, Airport Manager at 970-276-5004 or 970-276-5001.

DIVISION 5 WATER COURT-MAY 2011 RESUME

DIVISION 5 WATER COURT-MAY 2011 RESUME

FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-110

COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-110 Original Grantor(s): John B Heit and Danielle M Heit Original Beneficiary(ies): Bank of America, N.A.

FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-114

COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-114 Original Grantor(s): Wescoin, LLLP, a limited liability limited partnership Original Beneficiary(ies): Wells Fargo Bank, National Association

FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-109

COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-109 Original Grantor(s): Lawrence J. Calistro Jr. Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Homefield Financial, Inc.

FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-107

COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-107 Original Grantor(s): Keith Heiner and Susan Heiner Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for CitiMortgage, Inc.

additional land for future hangar/landside development

The City of Steamboat Springs proposes to provide additional land for future hangar/landside development along with the development of a partial parallel taxiway to the end of Runway 32 at the Steamboat Springs/Bob Adams Field Airport. The project includes the acquisition of 6.9 acres of land for the proposed development.

relocate County Road 44 outside the Runway Protection Zone (RPZ)

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF OPPORTUNITY FOR A PUBLIC HEARING The City of Steamboat Springs proposes to relocate County Road 44 outside the Runway Protection Zone (RPZ) of Runway 14 at the Steamboat Springs/Bob Adams Field Airport and acquire approximately 3.2 acres of land for the relocated road.

ACTIVITY #: PP2011-005

ACTIVITY #: PP2011-005 PETITIONER: REBECCA HEID PETITION: Administrative Permit for Commercial Horseback Rides for up to 50 riders per day LOCATION/LEGAL: County Road 62, 2 miles Northwest of Clark

ACTIVITY #: PS2011-008

ACTIVITY #: PS2011-008 PETITIONER: DUMAS, JOHN J. & LAVONNE E. PETITION: Replat to move the building envelope approximately 60' to the north to be approximately 110' from the north property line LOCATION/LEGAL: LOT 4 LAKEVIEW MEADOWS

ORDINANCE NO. 610

ORDINANCE NO. 610 AMENDING CHAPTER 2.24 OF THE OAK CREEK MUNICIPAL CODE RELATING TO PUBLIC RECORDS

APPLICATIONS FILED WITH THE WATER CLERK FOR WATER DIVISION 5 DURING THE MONTH OF MAY 2011

31. PURSUANT TO C.R.S., §37-92-302, AS AMENDED, YOU ARE NOTIFIED THAT THE FOLLOWING PAGES COMPRISE A RESUME OF THE APPLICATIONS AND AMENDED APPLICATIONS FILED WITH THE WATER CLERK FOR WATER DIVISION 5 DURING THE MONTH OF MAY 2011.

Speeding car on US 40 ends up at hospital

A 28-year-old man from Iowa was found in the emergency room at Yampa Valley Medical Center on Saturday after he sped into Steamboat Springs at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour. The man, who was registered as a missing person in his home state of Iowa, was first seen driving about 40 miles per hour over the speed limit at mile marker 143 of U.S. Highway 40 by a Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputy at 9:21 a.m.

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Mountain Devils to heat up Steamboat Springs on Monday

Mike Argeroplos and Ryan Magner have to play music. Even if it means cutting their snowboarding days short to save some energy to play after work. “If I don’t play music, I feel like I’m doing nothing with my life,” said Magner.

Events in Routt County this week

The Mainstreet Farmers Market will be going on from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and features produce, food vendors, crafts and live music. Also check out the Taste of South Routt from noon to 6 p.m. Find other events happening this week by clicking here.

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Gritty route awaits trio at Tough Mudder course at Beaver Creek

The last of the 25 obstacles spread out across the nine-mile course of Saturday’s Tough Mudder competition at Beaver Creek is a field laced with live dangling electrical wires, some of which pack 10,000 volts.

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Tom Ross: A school year in Elkhead

For anyone who has longed to time travel back to the early 20th century in Northwest Colorado, when the land was freshly settled, Dorothy Wickenden’s new book, “Nothing Daunted, the Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West,” will punch your ticket.

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Downtown Steamboat sewer project is on schedule

Local business owners have reacted more favorably to the sewer project in the alley between Lincoln Avenue and Oak Street than they did to last year’s repaving of the city’s main thoroughfare, Mainstreet Steamboat Springs Manager Tracy Barnett said.