Stories for March 2011


Thursday, March 31

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Los Lonely Boys comes to Steamboat on heels of album release

Trio from Texas will play their sunny southern rock on Saturday in Gondola Square

Los Lonely Boys, a trio of brothers from San Angelo, Texas, bring their sunny Southwestern roots rock to the Bud Light Rocks the Boat concert series Saturday. The free show starts at 3 p.m. in Gondola Square.

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Second mineral auction nets Moffat County $1.3 million

Mineral lease prices average $1,233 per acre

Moffat County Commissioner Tom Mathers said he recently saw something he has never seen in the county. That surprise came Tuesday when the Moffat County Commission, Natural Resources Director Jeff Comstock and others opened sealed bids on 1,055 mineral acres owned by the county and the Museum of Northwest Colorado.

The Record for March 29, 2011

5:29 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a man who was annoyed by the backing alarm on a snowplow. Officers could not find the plow.

Steamboat Briefs: Chamber hosts networking lunch today at The Egg & I

The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association is hosting a new networking event today, “Chamber Chompers,” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Egg & I in the Sundance at Fish Creek shopping center.

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CMC to share construction plans at open house tonight

Alpine Campus to host open house to show off building plans

Colorado Mountain College officials will introduce plans for the proposed Alpine Campus administrative and classroom facility at an open house tonight. Campus CEO Peter Perhac said it is a chance for the public to see what CMC envisions.

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Final chapter for Steamboat's Epilogue Book Co.

Independent downtown bookstore plans to close in April

For Epilogue Book Co., one of Steamboat Springs’ two downtown bookstores, the end will come in April. Epilogue owner Erica Fogue said Wednesday that after eight years in business, the store will close when the books are sold.

Chloe Banning wins her 1st Junior World Championships medal in Italy

Steamboat Springs snowboarder Chloe Banning took third Tuesday in the 2011 FIS Snowboard Junior World Championships opening snowboard cross event in Valmalenco, Italy.

Steamboat police to participate in Click It or Ticket program this week

Grant funds statewide seat belt campaign

For the next seven days, local law enforcement agencies will be participating in a national program encouraging drivers and their passengers to buckle up. A $600 grant will allow a Steamboat officer to work overtime to enforce seat belt laws as part of Click It or Ticket.

Youth baseball team places third in Arizona tournment

It took Colorado Extreme baseball coach Tim Bishop and his players two extra days to get back to Colorado from an Arizona tournament, but they didn’t complain.

Climate change talk tonight at Steamboat library

Transition Steamboat sponsors program

The director of programs for the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization will appear at 7 p.m. today in Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library in conjunction with Transition Steamboat to present a talk about climate change in the Steamboat Springs area.

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Wheels Bike Shop moves into downtown building

The new Wheels Bike Shop isn't complete, but when it opens, it will have a bigger retail side and likely a new fleet of rental bikes. Full-suspension mountain bikes and Core Trail-ready cruisers could be available starting in June for $15 to $25 a day.

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Steamboat Springs advanced art students to host artwalk show

The work of about 20 Steamboat Springs High School Advanced Placement studio art students will be on display to the public for a month, starting with this week’s First Friday Artwalk reception.

Workshop to focus on raising teens in Routt County

Program today to address concerns of parents

Parents who attend a workshop tonight called Raising Teens in Routt County Today will determine what will be discussed. Local law enforcement professionals and those who work with youths will be there to discuss with parents any concerns they have. The workshop will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Steamboat Springs Middle School. Free child care and dinner will be provided.

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Steamboat restaurateur backs out of indecent exposure plea deal

Marco Pauvert faces 2 charges

After pleading guilty in December, Steamboat Springs restaurateur Marco Pauvert has walked away from a plea deal and will instead take his chances at trial facing two indecent exposure charges.

Wednesday, March 30

Mountain biking trail work at Steamboat Ski Area pushes forward

Forest Service again asks for public comments on proposal

The good news for local mountain bikers is that organizers hope the first trails of the planned downhill mountain bike park at Steamboat Ski Area will be shovel-ready by early July. What exact changes will come to the mountain’s trail network remains up for debate. The new plan designates Creekside as a downhill-only trail.

2.8-magnitude earthquake nudges Routt County

A rare earthquake shook Routt County early Wednesday, but there have not been reports of anyone feeling it. Colorado State Geologist Vince Matthews said the 2.8-magnitude quake happened at 6:19 a.m. about 15 miles south/southwest of Howelsen Hill.

CDOT to close part of I-70 for rock work next week

The Colorado Department of Transportation has announced that it will close Interstate 70 in both directions at Georgetown Hill for one or two days next week for a rock removal operation. The highway will be closed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting Tuesday.

Adult league volleyball playoff results for March 28

Adult league volleyball playoff results for March 28

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Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club freestyle team honored

Program earns national Program of the Year award

No matter where people looked in the freestyle skiing world this season, a safe assumption was that they would find someone with Steamboat Springs ties near the top. For that reason the Winter Sports Club freestyle program was named Program of the Year.

Steamboat's Outtrim wraps season with dual moguls win

Steamboat Springs skier Eliza Outtrim ended the season Sunday in Stratton, Vt., at the 2011 U.S. Freestyle Championships with a dual moguls win. Outtrim narrowly beat Heather McPhie in the championship to claim the crown.

Steamboat Junior Academy tennis players win titles in Vail

A group of tennis players from the Steamboat Junior Academy returned from Vail last weekend loaded down with titles, but coach John Aragon insists that winning wasn’t the trip’s primary mission. We just wanted to "compete and to have some fun,” Aragon said.

Steamboat's Sperry leads track team at weekend meet

The Steamboat Springs High School track team again was led by its distance runners Saturday at the Mickey Dunn Invitational in Grand Junction. In a highly competitive field, Steamboat’s Jeff Sperry paced the Sailors.

John Whittum and John Fielding: Steamboat orchestra wows in weekend performance

Sunday’s performance of the Steamboat Symphony Orchestra was richly rewarding to the visual and spiritual senses as well as to the ears. Several participants in particular contributed to enhancing this experience to the level of the sublime.

The Record for March 28, 2011

12:48 a.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies stopped a car on Colorado Highway 131 and arrested a 23-year-old Yampa man on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

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Joanne Palmer: Wondering about the weather?

It is time to set the record straight on the weather. No one has a clue. Not me. Not you. And especially not the weather forecasters. The weather, just like a 3-year-old, has a mind of its own. It will do whatever it wants, when it wants.

Steamboat Briefs: Enchanters to perform on April 10; rehearsal Sunday

Come to Bud Werner Memorial Library to listen to stories and folktales told by local kids.

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Tropical Rockies closes store in Steamboat

Fish and aquarium materials moved to Elk River Farm & Feed

Tropical Rockies has closed its retail store after more than seven years, but owner Gavin Graham said local fish and aquarium owners still will be able to access supplies and services in Steamboat Springs through Elk River Farm & Feed on Routt County Road 129.

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Scott Ford is leaving Routt County Economic Development Cooperative

Scott Ford, a local economic guru known for his Hawaiian shirts and ceaseless scouring of data, is leaving his position as director of the Routt County Economic Development Cooperative to focus his attention on financial debt consulting.

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Routt County named one of the healthiest in the state

National health study evaluated health, environment

Routt County was ranked ninth, according to the annual County Health Rankings released today by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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CDOT plans more rock work along US 40 near Hayden

Agency hopes to get funding for netting, fencing

Colorado Department of Transportation officials are moving forward with plans to make the Mount Harris area of U.S. Highway 40 between Steamboat Springs and Hayden safer for drivers. An official said the project could cost $1 million.

Humane Society to hold discussion on animal cruelty Thursday

Members of the Routt County Humane Society hope to send a clear message to local officials that animal cruelty should not be tolerated and that those convicted should be punished.

Our View: 4 Yellow makes a local impact

The fledgling 4 Yellow Foundation once again impressed in its ability to raise significant amounts of money for cancer-related services and initiatives during a weekend event in Steamboat Springs.

Shannon Winegarner: Fundraiser successful

Letter to the editor for March 30, 2011.

Tuesday, March 29

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Hot Tuna to kick off Free Summer Concert Series

The band was started by Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen of Jefferson Airplane

Organizers of the Steamboat Free Summer Concert Series have announced the first band in the summer 2011 lineup. Blues-rock band Hot Tuna features two members of Jefferson Airplane and is scheduled to perform July 1.

Steamboat's After Prom Committee needs support

Goup seeks donations for substance-free event for high school

The Steamboat Springs After Prom Committee needs help raising money for the annual event intended to be a deterrent to youth drug and alcohol use. After Prom Committee Chair­woman Debbie Anderson said about 98 percent of juniors and seniors typically attend the free event that started in 1999.

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Jimmy Westlake: Saturn joins the planet parade

On Sunday, the ringed planet Saturn will be at its closest point to the Earth for the year, a point called opposition. At the moment of opposition, the Earth is positioned directly between Saturn and the sun, placing the two planets as close together as they can be.

Steamboat Briefs: Horse show group holds a volunteer meeting Thursday

The Yampa Valley Horse Show Association is seeking volunteers for this year’s open horse show series. A volunteer meeting will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Trout Creek Room in the Routt County Courthouse.

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City of Steamboat: No funds to bury utility lines

Officials say it costs too much to combine work with sewer replacement

Lack of funds could mean more underground utility lines in downtown Steamboat Springs are, at least for the moment, just a pipe dream. Public Works Director Philo Shelton said that a fund designated to pay for putting utility lines underground is about $400,000 in the hole.

The Record for March 27, 2011

12:31 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to contact a person at Eighth and Pine streets.

Monday, March 28

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Another rockslide near Mount Harris raises questions about US 40 safety

A man was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries after a rockslide Monday morning that shut down U.S. Highway 40 between Steamboat Springs and Hayden for more than two hours. The stretch of road didn't completely reopen until 7:30 p.m.

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Ski area snowfall breaks 400-inch mark

Mount Werner tops milestone for eighth time since 1980; third in last four seasons

Mid-mountain snowfall at Steamboat Ski Area topped 400 inches for the season Sunday, surpassing the milestone for the third time in the past four winters. This seasons total likely went up overnight.

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US 40 opens to one lane of traffic after morning rockslide

Another rockslide closed U.S. Highway 40 between Hayden and Steamboat for about two hours this morning. The highway was reopened to one lane of alternating traffic at about 10:15 a.m.

Chix with Stix sweep University of Wyoming in home games

After winning the B1 tournament last year, the Steamboat Chix with Stix women’s hockey team moved up a division and had a less-than-stellar regular season. To prepare for a tournament in early April, they scheduled two games against the University of Wyoming on Saturday at Howelsen Ice Arena.

Hayden track has top finishes in Grand Junction

The Hayden High School track team grabbed a number of top finishes Friday and Saturday at a meet in Grand Junction.

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Steamboat's youth wrestlers end season with title

Steamboat Springs youth wrestlers collected seven individual championships, and they whooped and hollered loudly after it was announced that they had beaten out a stack of regional competitors, including second-place East Grand.

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Luke Graham: Baseball on the upswing

Can baseball be making a comeback? Football is the alpha male, no questions asked. All you have to do is turn on the television and get NFL lockout talk shoved in your face. This might be the opportunity baseball needs. Here are a few lockout thoughts.

Routt County's jobless rate falls to 8.4 percent in February

Routt County’s unemployment rate showed a slight improvement in February, falling to 8.4 percent.

Jane McLeod: The inside and out of peas

To my mind, edible-pod varieties give better satisfaction. Varieties include snow peas and sugar, or snap, peas, whose tender pods taste as good as their contents, raw or cooked. You also can count on a much bigger harvest volume than you get with shelling peas, when you have to throw away the pods. With our short growing season here in the Yampa Valley, volume counts.

The Record for March 26

The Record for March 26

Steamboat briefs: Spanish story-time today at the Bud Werner Library

Bud Werner Memorial Library invites children ages 3 to 5, with a parent or caregiver, to the new Spanish Story-time program from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Mondays in the Story-time Room.

U.S. Telemark National Championships classic results from Saturday

U.S. Telemark National Championships classic results from Saturday

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Steamboat, Winter Sports Club make final push for Howelsen funds

Widespread support sought to boost grant applications for Howelsen

Funds raised will go toward new lighting, snowmaking equipment, a mini magic carpet and a new summer ski jump at Howelsen Hill, which ended its winter ski season Sunday.

Steamboat School District uses new budget method

Officials take on different tactic amid funding uncertainty

Program managers now drafting three different budgets based on various funding scenarios.

Aging Well: Be responsible by preparing for emergencies

Earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, floods and tornadoes — hardly a month goes by without news of catastrophic events pummeling their way into people’s everyday lives. Being prepared for an evacuation or emergency situation is practical, but knowing how to prepare isn’t quite so straightforward.

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Monday Medical: Hospital promotes mother-newborn bonding

In recent years, studies have shown what mothers have known in their hearts since the beginning of time: that skin-to-skin contact immediately following birth is best for mothers and their healthy babies. During the past couple of years, the nursing and physician team at Yampa Valley Medical Center’s Family Birth Place have integrated immediate skin-to-skin contact as a standard of care for healthy babies born by vaginal birth.

County Agenda for March 28 and 29

County Agenda for March 28 and 29

Sunday, March 27

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Youths rule national Telemark event in Steamboat Springs

Competition wraps up Sunday with giant slalom at Steamboat Ski Area

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Telemark coach Ty Upson said this year’s U.S. Telemark National Championships in Steamboat Springs signaled in a new era of Telemark skiing in the United States as youths prevailed often.

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Steamboat baseball sweeps Glenwood doubleheader

After watching teammate Alan Capistron go down with a hamstring injury, Tommy Lyon and his Steamboat Springs baseball teammates weren’t about to go quietly.

Steamboat Winter Sports Club halfpipe skiers miss out

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club halfpipe skiers Penn Lukens, Conor Garrecht-Connelly and Lennon Vaughan struggled a bit Saturday at the 2011 U.S. Freestyle Championships in Stratton, Vt.

John F. Russell: Forget the coat, catch the bug

This bug is racing across the Yampa Valley faster than Shane Anderson raced through the gates at Friday’s U.S. Telemark National Championships.

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Demand for foreclosures up across Routt County

Interest in bank-owned properties catching up with inventory

While government leaders expressed concern this week about the continuing pace of new foreclosure filings, a local Realtor, who is among three who list distressed properties for Fannie Mae, said it appears the demand for foreclosed homes is outpacing the supply of them.

The Jail Report for March 19 to 25

The Jail Report for March 19 to 25

Routt County building pipeline flows at a trickle

March sees some uptick with 23 applications for permits

The dollar value of building permits issued in Steamboat Springs and Routt County during the first two months of 2011 were down sharply, but early returns from March offer a little room for optimism.

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Oak Creek musher Thurston’s Iditarod finish leaves him ready for more

Oak Creek musher Tom Thurston finished the 1,150-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race for the second time in three years. He called it a good year. He applied lessons from his previous races — he finished in 2009 and made it about halfway in 2010 — and was better than he’s ever been.

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Twentymile jobs decrease by more than 50 in 2010 in Routt County

The number of miners at Twentymile Coal Co. decreased by more than 50 in 2010, reflecting a coal industry that some say is facing shrinking demand and increased regulatory challenges. A report by the Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety states that Twentymile Coal Co. saw a decrease from 484 miners in January 2010 to 432 miners by December.

Our View: The long, slow recovery

Two events during the past week underscore just how far the local real estate market and construction industry are from recovering, let alone stabilizing. These events make clear what many already know to be the case: Limited construction work in Routt County has decimated an industry that previously served as a barometer for the strength of our economy.

Joel Reichenberger: Telemarking: It’s different

There was a moment late during Saturday’s Telemark classic ski race at Steamboat Ski Area when Chad Bowdre, overseeing the event for the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, commented to a group gathered halfway down the course. “You don’t see that in an Alpine race,” he quipped.

Cunningham and Mellor: Schools fiscally OK

We are writing this letter to hopefully calm some of the fears of the community with regards to the budget reductions for the Steamboat Springs School District.

Jenny Wall: Disgusted by article

I think you all know me well enough to grant me a few minutes to vent my complete, gut-wrenching disgust with the article that appeared on the front page of the March 20 Steamboat Pilot & Today praising the new Sheriff Garrett Wiggins while criticizing and vilifying the former sheriff, my husband, Gary Wall. This article contains so many inaccurate statements about Sheriff Wall’s administration.

Rick Palacio: Health care 1 year later

A year ago this week, President Barack Obama signed into law the Affordable Care Act, granting us as individuals — not insurance companies — the freedom to control our health care choices. If Republicans in Congress had their way, they would repeal the law and take away these rights.

The Record for March 25

The Record for March 25

Laurie Hallenbeck: Hayden Town Talk for March 27

Laurie Hallenbeck: Hayden Town Talk for March 27

Lila Rider: Oak Creek/Phippsburg news for March 27

Lila Rider: Oak Creek/Phippsburg news for March 27

Steamboat briefs: Montessori applications to be accepted Monday

The Steamboat Springs School District will accept applications for its Montessori program Monday through April 8 at Soda Creek Elementary School, Strawberry Park Elementary School and the district administration office.

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Routt law enforcement agencies try new tactic with SWAT

Sheriff’s Office and Police Department pooling resources to make joint team

Routt County’s two largest law enforcement agencies are developing a team of their fittest, most skilled officers to serve on the SWAT team. Officials with the Routt County Sheriff’s Office and the Steamboat Springs Police Department say that by creating a team between the two agencies they hope to save money by combining resources and quicken response times.

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Sustainability efforts in full swing at Steamboat schools

Good habits becoming 2nd nature at Steamboat schools

A series of sustainability-minded efforts at Steamboat Springs School District schools are yielding significant results. At Strawberry Park Elementary School, one change has resulted in the school reducing its lunch waste by about 70 percent, said Sarah Jones, chairwoman of the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council’s Sustainable Schools program.

Routt County real estate transactions for March 18 to 24, 2011

Routt County real estate transactions for March 18 to 24, 2011

On the Market: Joanne Erickson joins Colorado Group Realty

Joanne Erickson, a member of the Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors and National Association of Realtors since 2007, has joined Colorado Group Realty as a broker associate.

Saturday, March 26

Notice of Sale-Shane Michael Denoyer

NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that on the 15th day of April, 2011, at the hour of 12 PM at the office of Uphill Storage, managed by Central Park Management, located at 800 Weiss Drive Suite A, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, 80487 a public sale or other disposal of the below described property will be held.

Notice of Sale-Willard Marshall III

NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that on the 15th day of April, 2011, at the hour of 12 PM at the office of Elk River Storage, managed by Central Park Management, located at 800 Weiss Drive Suite A, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, 80487 a public sale or other disposal of the below described property will be held.

USDA FOREST SERVICE: NFSR 225 Travel Management Project

The Yampa Ranger District requests comments on the environmental assessment for NFSR 225 Travel Management Project.


COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-029 Original Grantor(s): Jeremy Roll Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Countrywide Home Loans, Inc.


COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-028 Original Grantor(s): Keith Heiner Original Beneficiary(ies): First National Bank of the Rockies


COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-027 Original Grantor(s): Roger Halverson Original Beneficiary(ies): First National Bank of the Rockies


COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-024 Original Grantor(s): Del W. Look Original Beneficiary(ies): Tonja L. Coates

NOTICE OF FINAL PAYMENT: Sidewalk Project in Hayden, Colorado

Notice is hereby given that work for the Town of Hayden (Owner) relating to the Sidewalk Project in Hayden, Colorado, is essentially complete. Notice is hereby given to all creditors of JAG's Enterprises, Inc., 7951 W. 28th St., Greeley, CO 80634 (Contractor), that FINAL PAYMENT will be made by the Owner to the Contractor on or following April 7, 2011. Creditors requesting payment for work, materials, or other services provided to the Contractor which relate to this construction project must file claims with the Town of Hayden, ATTN: David Torgler, Town Manager, P.O. Box 190, Hayden, CO 81639. Telephone (970)276-3741 on or before 12:00 p.m. April 4, 2011.


COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-031 Original Grantor(s): Howard Mason Brigham II and April Irene Brigham Original Beneficiary(ies): JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

BLOCK 3 LOT 3 #VAR-11-01

ORIGINAL ADDITION TO STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, BLOCK 3 LOT 3 #VAR-11-01 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: Jeanne & Tom Whiddon, P.O. Box 770523, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477 (970) 734-4074

ACTIVITY #: PP2011-011

ACTIVITY #: PP2011-011 PETITIONER: J-W OPERATING PETITION: Amendment to an Oil & Gas Well Special Use Permit #PP2010-035 to delete Specific Condition #27 which states: 'Drilling shall not occur during April, May and June as recommended by the CDOW". LOCATION/LEGAL: NW4NW4 Section 1, T6N, R89W - located approx 3 miles W of Hayden, CO north of US Highway 40

K38 Jump Hill Improvements

City of Steamboat Springs Request for Qualifications Contractor Services: K38 Jump Hill Improvements Submittal Deadline - April 11, 2011 The City of Steamboat Springs is soliciting Statements of Qualifications from qualified contractors to submit a bid for installing a plastic surface on an intermediate level jump hill known as the K38 located in the Howelsen Hill ski area in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Request For Qualifications documents may be obtained by contacting Anne Small at (970) 871-8249 or



Permit No. C-1982-057

The Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety has issued a proposed decision to Partially approve Bond Release Application No. 3 (SL-3) for the Seneca II-W Mine, Permit No. C-1982-057. The mine is operated by Seneca Coal Company, LLC under the provisions of the Colorado Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Act of 1979. The bond release application was submitted by Seneca Coal Company, LLC on July 14, 2010. The Division is proposing to

Permit No. C-2009-087

NOTICE OF PROPOSED DECISION The Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety proposes to Approve Technical Revision Application No. 1 (TR-1) for the Peabody Sage Creek Mine (Permit No. C-2009-087), submitted by Sage Creek Coal Company, LLC. The operator proposes to modify the facility plans in the area near the approved portal site. The application proposes the relocation of the coal handling facilities pad and access road, and relocation of the upper coal stockpile sump to an area closer to the new pad. No changes are proposed to the total amount of material to be removed for portal excavation and no additional disturbance is proposed.

Request for Proposal #209

Request for Proposal #209 Routt County Fair Grounds Liquor Concessionaire The Routt County Board of Commissioners is accepting proposals for a person or organization to be responsible as a Liquor Concessionaire to provide bartending services for specified events hosted at the 2011 Routt County Fair



Bresnan network

PUBLIC NOTICE In order to ready the Bresnan network to deliver new Optimum services with great home phone service, fast Internet speeds and more networks in high-definition, we will be making some changes to the existing Bresnan channel line-up. As early as April 26, 2011, you will see the following changes to the Bresnan line-up:

Terminal Gift Shop Concessions

Request for Proposals For Terminal Gift Shop Concessions At the Yampa Valley Regional Airport The Yampa Valley Regional Airport (YVRA) will receive sealed proposals from qualified individuals for the operation and management of a gift shop concession within the passenger terminal building at YVRA. Individuals can obtain RFP information from the Routt County Web site;; under the airport section or Dave Ruppel, Airport Manager at 970-276-5004 or 970-276-5001.


COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-032 Original Grantor(s): Adam Klinzing and Stephanie Marick Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Countrywide Mortgage Ventures, LLC dba FNBR Mortgage





Breeze Basin Resources, Inc.: Construction Materials Limited Impact (110) Reclamation Permit

Breeze Basin Resources, Inc.; 5980 Routt County Rd. 65, Hayden, CO 81639, (970) 276-3602, has filed an application for a Construction Materials Limited Impact (110) Reclamation Permit with the Colorado Mined Land Reclamation Board under provisions of the Colorado Land Reclamation Act for the Extraction of Construction Materials.


COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-040 Original Grantor(s): Craig Pasternak Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., acting solely as nominee for Alpine Bank


COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-033 Original Grantor(s): Stefan Hertrich Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., acting solely as nominee for IndyMac Bank, F.S.B.


The Routt County Assessor reminds all persons owning, possessing, or controlling taxable personal property (furnishings, equipment and other movable personal property) that the deadline for filing a Personal Property Declaration Schedule is April 15.


COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-037 Original Grantor(s): Ethan Myles Patterson Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Mountain Pacific Mortgage Company


COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-036 Original Grantor(s): Erik Griepentrog and Lori Griepentrog Original Beneficiary(ies): First National Bank of Steamboat Springs

MEETING AGENDABlock 3 Lot 3 #VAR-11-01

Project: Original Addition to Steamboat Springs, Block 3 Lot 3 #VAR-11-01 Applicant: Jeanne Whiddon, P.O. Box 770523, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477 (970) 734-4074 Location: 309 Pine Street General Description: A proposed variance to allow for a 2 1/2 foot encroachment into the side setback for a length of 8 feet for the house and 14 feet for the deck

On Site Real Estate Office #TXT-11-03

Text Amendment to the CDC - On Site Real Estate Office #TXT-11-03 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:

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Steamboat skier McKinstry racks up wins at Telemark event

Telemark Nationals finish up today

Steamboat Springs skier Madi McKinstry rackd up another win on Saturday at the U.S. Telemark National Championships, taking first in a Telemark classic race at Mount Werner. McKinstry is one win from sweeping this year’s four-race championships. The championships wrap up today at about 9:30 a.m. on the Sitz and See Me trails.

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Steamboat girls tennis makes history, wins Western Slope Open

With two individual championships and all 11 girls placing, the Steamboat Springs High School girls tennis team became the first team from Steamboat to win the highly competitive Western Slope Open in Grand Junction.

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Sun shines on inaugural Ski 4 Yellow in Steamboat

Olympians, skiers share a day of conquering Mount Werner for a cause

On a reported 8 inches of fresh snow and under bluebird skies at Steamboat Ski Area, about 200 skiers and riders logged 2.2 million vertical feet in the inaugural Ski 4 Yellow fundraiser to benefit local cancer services and the national Livestrong organization.

Steamboat lacrosse falls to No. 9 Rock Canyon

Clearly an echelon above the rest of the programs in the Mountain Conference, Steamboat is rarely challenged by its mountain lacrosse brethren. But then non-conference games like Saturday’s happen. Steamboat fell, 11-7, to No. 9 Rock Canyon.

Sailors soccer cruises to 6-1 win vs. Devils

Steamboat girls down league foe Eagle Valley

Find a combination like the Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer team has in forwards Joanie Bier and Sydney Bauknecht and just enjoy the show. The two were a dominant duo Saturday against Eagle Valley and propelled Steamboat to a 6-1 win.

Rabbit Ears Pass reopens after crash and HAZ-MAT incident

U.S. Highway 40 over Rabbit Ears Pass reopened just after 3 p.m. Saturday after a single vehicle accident with possibly hazardous materials had closed it down for most of the morning.

Elk River bridge marked for replacement

Elk River bridge was one among 63 spans in Colorado targeted in 2009 for replacement. Initial design meetings for a replacement for the U.S. Highway 40 bridge could take place as soon as April, but construction on the new $11.7 million bridge won’t begin until at least 2014.

Cody’s Challenge in Steamboat grows to new level

Randonee event is back for 3rd year, now granting scholarships

The Cody’s Challenge Randonee race returns with an 8:30 a.m. start April 2 at Steamboat Ski Area. Corrine St. John, sister of Cody St. John who died in a 2007 car accident, expects continued growth, with participation numbers exceeding last year’s 85 participants thanks in large part to increased exposure in the national ski media.

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Steamboat Telemark racers win titles

Anderson, McKinstry win at Telemark Nationals in Steamboat

Local Telemark racers Shane Anderson and Madi McKinstry collected more titles in a pair of dual slalom races Friday at the U.S. Telemark National Championships in Steamboat Springs. Racers were timed on the slalom course at Howelsen Hill in the morning.

2 Steamboat Winter Sports Club skiers are bound for Whistler Cup

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Alpine skiers Chandler Sedberry and Serina Kidd will represent the U.S. in the 19th annual Whistler Cup.

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Steamboat moguls skiers sweep freestyle podium

Moguls skiers take top 3 spots at US freestyle nationals

At the Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships in Stratton, Vt., on Friday, Steamboat skiers swept the men’s podium. Patrick Deneen was first, Jeremy Cota was second and Ryan Dyer finished third.

Steamboat's Keegan Burger wins in Lakewood

Tennis player cruises to victory at Junior Open

Steamboat Springs High School tennis player Keegan Burger won the 18-year-old division at the Meadow Creek Junior Open on March 19 in Lakewood. Fellow Steamboat player Jamey Swiggart lost in a tiebreaker in the quarterfinals.

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Steamboat basketball coach DeWolfe named Coach of the Year

Eight boys, girls named to all-league teams

All five Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball star­­ters were named to the all-Western Slope League team. Head coach Luke DeWolfe, in his third year as varsity coach, was named the league’s Coach of the Year.

Steamboat riders have alternative option to Pure Pass

Super Pass Plus offers unlimited days at Winter Park, Copper

Skiers and snowboarders thinking about purchasing a six-day Pure Pass from the Steamboat Ski Area for the 2011-12 ski season have another option to weigh. Ski area spokesman Mike Lane confirmed that riders can purchase six days at Steamboat by purchasing the Rocky Mountain Super Pass Plus that includes unlimited riding at Winter Park and Copper.


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COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-038 Original Grantor(s): Richard D Kinzie and Marcella L Kinzie Original Beneficiary(ies): Washington Mutual Bank, FA



Oak Creek, sheriff discuss enforcement coverage

Sheriff tells Town Board that office will help with enforcement

Routt County Sheriff Garrett Wiggins said his office will continue to help the town of Oak Creek with law enforcement coverage when needed. Wiggins attended Thursday’s Oak Creek Town Board meeting to discuss the interaction between the two entities.

Escapee caught Friday in Grand Junction

A Craig man wanted by the Colorado Department of Corrections was caught Friday morning in Grand Junction, the DOC reported. Jesse J. Bowers, 36, allegedly escaped custody Wednesday in Craig following a parole revocation hearing, DOC spokeswoman Katherine Sanguinetti said.

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Nederland group brings musical healing to Steamboat

Neo-acoustic folk band Elephant Revival plays in Steamboat today

Elephant Revival, a neo-acoustic band known for their exemplification of the genre known as “transcendental folk," will be playing at 9:30 p.m. today at Bear River Bar & Grill.

The Record for March 24

The Record for March 24

Routt school lunch menus for March 28 to April 1

Routt school lunch menus for March 28 to April 1

Steamboat brief: Bunkhouse Bull Session organizers seek performers

The annual Bunkhouse Bull Session is April 15 at the Routt County Fairgrounds in Hayden and benefits Routt County 4-H.

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Groups seek $12,000 for cycling-themed mural in Steamboat

For Chula Beauregard, cycling represents more than physical and environmental health. It also represents the health of a community. It’s that sense of social connection she hopes will resonate throughout the community when she paints a large cycling-themed mural high on the east-facing brick wall of Steamboat Ski & Bike Kare.

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Tom Ross: Steamboat grad earns coveted badge

Army medic Sgt. Ryan Urban, of Steamboat Springs, already was a combat veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan when he tackled the rigorous field test for the Expert Field Medical Badge about 15 miles southwest of Fort Carson earlier this month.

Friday, March 25

Steamboat girls tennis gets big wins at Western Slope Open

6 of 7 teams advance to semis

Six of Steamboat girls tennis' seven entries in the Western Slope Open advanced through their brackets and start play today in the semifinals.

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NFL star joins Ski 4 Yellow in Steamboat

Dhani Jones is keynote speaker at cancer fundraiser tonight

NFL linebacker Dhani Jones is the keynote speaker at the Ski 4 Yellow cancer fundraiser banquet from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Thunderhead. Tonight’s banquet kicks off the two-day Ski 4 Yellow event.

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Brent Boyer: Sheriff story missed the mark

Last week I used this space to defend the importance of journalism education and how it teaches aspiring reporters and editors to, among other things, “be fair, accurate and accountable; think critically; and display good news judgment.” Today, I am using this same space to take responsibility for a recently published article in which I believe we fell short of those journalistic standards.

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A 1st state championship for Steamboat's Excel Gymnastics

Eric Casey, 9, wins vault competition in Littleton

Eric Casey made local history on Sunday. Eric, 9, is the first boy from Steamboat Springs’ Excel Gymnastics to win a state championship. Cole Gibbs, 13, finished second in the vault and high bar, fourth on the parallel bars and fifth on his floor routine. He also finished fifth in the all-around.

U.S. Telemark National Championships results

U.S. Telemark National Championships results

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Planners take 1st look at Steamboat Springs Area Community Plan update process

As the community prepares to embark on an extensive, countywide public process this spring that could lead to an update of the Steamboat Springs Area Community Plan, many of the projections that shaped the plan’s last update have changed significantly. In other words, we’re not what we thought we would be.

Kyteler’s landlord begins discussions with Steamboat workers

Steamboat Partners, owners of pub property, calls meeting an effort to reach out to those affected

Owners of the space used by Kyteler’s Irish Pub met Thursday with workers who claim they’re owed thousands for the pub’s construction, starting discussions that spread confidence but yielded no action to ease the labor-related tensions.

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John Popper to play free show Saturday in Steamboat

John Popper, the Blues Traveler frontman, has a soft side, and it takes the form of his new, roots rock side project, the Duskray Troubadours. Subtle, soulful and melodic, the six-piece blues-rock band takes to the outdoor stage Saturday in Gondola Square for a free show.

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Routt County events calendar for March 25 to 31

“WildWater” is a favorite feature film that’s been on this year’s environmental and adventure film festival circuit. The film will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Bud Werner Memorial Library with a $10 suggested donation that goes toward supporting Friends of the Yampa.

Steamboat's Lodwick, Spillane unsure about Olympic future

Despite a season in which Todd Lodwick battled illness and struggled to fully train, a fifth-place finish in the large hill individual event at the 2011 Nordic World Championships proved that he still is one of the best Nordic combined skiers in the world.

The Record for March 23

1 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers arrested a 22-year-old Steamboat Springs man on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs during a traffic stop at Fifth Street and Lincoln Avenue.

Steamboat briefs: Howelsen Hill committee still collecting donations

The Howelsen Hill Centennial Campaign, which is raising money for improvements at Howelsen Hill, is seeking community donations to help leverage foundation support. Since July, the campaign has raised more than $268,000 in private donations and pledges and more than $937,000 in grants, according to a news release.

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Lunafest Steamboat Springs celebrates women through film

Film event will benefit local women with breast cancer

Fighting breast cancer in a community like Steamboat Springs takes more than just funds; it takes women and men alike to band together and create a community connection. That connection is what the Yampa Valley Breast Cancer Awareness Project hopes to create with Lunafest Steamboat Springs.

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United Way donates $374K to Routt County organizations

David Freseman, executive director of LIFT-UP of Routt County, understands the significance of Routt County United Way’s annual giving campaign and the resulting grant funds. LIFT-UP was one of 31 local health and human service organizations that received grants this year.

Thursday, March 24

Steamboat girls soccer holds off Battle Mountain for win

Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer team earned a 3-2 league-opening win against Battle Mountain on Thursday. The team now is 3-0-1 overall and 1-0 in the Western Slope League.

5 Hayden girls basketball players earn all-Western Slope League honors

2 girls also asked to play in postseason games

The Hayden High School girls basketball team fought all the way to the Class 2A state tournament, but the road didn’t end there for the Tigers. Accolades are rolling in for the strong campaign the team put together, and several athletes haven’t hung up the basketball sneakers quite yet.

Steamboat girls tennis defeats Durango, 4-3

Playing outdoors for the first time all season, the Steamboat Springs High School girls tennis team narrowly snuck by Durango in Grand Junction on Thursday, picking up a 4-3 win.

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McKinstry, Snyder win sprint classic Telemark event in Steamboat

Steamboat Springs Telemark skier Madi McKinstry won the women’s side of a Telemark sprint classic race. Cory Snyder won on the men’s side, capturing his second victory in a national championship race. The U.S. Telemark National Championships continue at 9:30 a.m. today at Howelsen Hill.

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club development team ends season

The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club development team finished its season during the weekend, notching multiple top finishes at the Rocky Mountain Division Development Championships in Telluride.

Steamboat junior high wrestling team to end season Saturday

The Steamboat Springs junior high wrestling team concludes its season Saturday with its lone home meet of the year.

Steamboat man accused of 1st-degree assault denied lower bond

Wiggins to discuss police staffing issues

Routt County Judge James Garrecht on Wednesday refused to lower the bond for a Steamboat Springs man accused of first-degree assault against his wife.

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US Telemark National Championship events run today through Sunday

Telemark skiing isn’t a once-a-year kind of thing in Steamboat Springs. It’s an every day kind of thing. Still, enthusiasts hope this weekend will be special as the U.S. Telemark National Championships swing into town.

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Steamboat lacrosse player John Burrow intends to play at Adams State

John Burrow is happiest when the play is rough, rugged and full of contact. That’s part of his job as a long pole defender for the Steamboat Springs High School lacrosse team. Now, he’s ready to take that physical play to the college level.

The Record for March 22, 2011

4:45 a.m. Officers were called to a report of someone repeatedly honking a horn in the 3300 block of Après Ski Way. The honking had stopped when officers arrived.

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Andy Caress Melanoma Foundation awarded Ride 4 Yellow funds

Last week it was announced that The Andy Caress Melanoma Foundation, formerly Mela-KNOW-More, was one of three local cancer groups that would split $100,000 of the $266,000 in net proceeds raised during the inaugural Ride 4 Yellow event in summer 2010.

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String of sustainable events upcoming in Steamboat Springs

There’s a slew of environmentally focused events scheduled across Routt County in coming weeks and months, according to discussions at a Wednesday lunch for the Chamber Resort Association's Sustainable Business Program.

Sheriff to attend Oak Creek Town Board meeting, discuss police staffing

When Oak Creek's lone police officer is on vacation, the town relies on its relationship with the Routt County Sheriff’s Office for law enforcement support and resources. The town will build on that relationship at a public meeting tonight with Sheriff Garrett Wiggins.

Steamboat Briefs: CR 56 to be closed at Moon Hill Bridge today

The Routt County Road and Bridge Department will close Routt County Road 56 at the Moon Hill Bridge from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and Friday for the replacement of piling.

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Steamboat high school, middle school recognized with state achievement award

Local schools earn awards of excellence

The Colorado Department of Education recognized Steamboat Springs High School on Tuesday with a John Irwin Schools of Excellence award. The award also was given to Steamboat Springs Middle School. The award, given to 151 Colorado public schools this year, honors the top 8 percent of schools whose students perform at the highest levels on Colorado State Assessment Program tests.

Wednesday, March 23

Education Fund Board delays decision

The Education Fund Board delayed second readings of requests for the 2011-12 school year Wednesday. The group that allocates the half-cent sales tax for education pushed funding decisions to its April 6 meeting.

Alan and Trish Thorup: Thank you, Steamboat

On Jan. 26 a great laugh was silenced. Longtime Steamboats Springs resident John “J.T.” Thorup passed away from cancer. Our brother had lived in Steamboat Springs most of his life after 1980 and loved the community. The reason for this “thank you” is that the community of Steamboat Springs loved him back, and we are very grateful for what you did to support him.

Don Meyer: Don’t ban plastic bags

First, let me say that I’m a firm proponent of reduce, reuse and recycle. But to eliminate plastic grocery bags is the wrong approach to consider.

Our View: Move forward with consolidation study

The mere suggestion of change can trigger an emotional response, and perhaps that’s why we weren’t surprised by the reaction of some South Routt school officials to talk of district consolidation last week. It’s hard to blame School Board President Tim Corrigan and Superintendent Scott Mader for being protective of their schools, but their comments seem to overlook their responsibility to consider all possibilities with regards to how to best educate our county’s youths.

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Steamboat Symphony Orchestra wraps up 19th season with week of events

The Steamboat Symphony Orchestra will present its spring concert at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Strings Music Pavilion after several days of community events.

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The Sessh takes electronic approach to old-school rock

Sound-manipulating group to play in Steamboat today and Thursday

After more than a decade with live and recording projects in Colorado, Cristian Basso returns to Steamboat with The Sessh, a new project that is a return to his New Orleans funk roots and a foray into the realm of electronic manipulation of sound.

Kyteler’s Irish Pub payment delay stalls workers

Steamboat contractors say lack of payment causes domino effect on lives

Workers who say they’re owed payment for months of work at Kyteler’s Irish Pub in Steamboat Springs also say the lack of income is creating impacts in their professional and personal lives, like a row of tipping dominoes.

2nd readings go to Steamboat Springs Education Fund Board today

The Education Fund Board, which allocates the city of Steamboat Springs’ half-cent sales tax for education, will consider second readings from the Routt County school districts and community groups tonight for the 2011-12 school year.

Steamboat Briefs: Fundraiser nets $15K for Solandt Memorial Hospital

The Solandt Memorial Hospital Ball raised $15,000, which will be used to leverage grant funding to complete the Hayden hospital’s $573,000 restoration project, Board of Directors President Kathy Hockin said.

Hayden meth lab suspect’s bond set Monday at $2 million

Bond has been set at $2 million for the man accused of operating a meth lab out of a Hayden home.

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Routt County OKs $1.37 million for road equipment

Commissioners approve $1.2 million for purchase of graders

The Routt County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to spend $1.37 million on new equipment for the Routt County Road and Bridge Department, including $1.2 million for six new four-wheel-drive road graders.

Autopsy reveals that skier suffocated at Steamboat's Howelsen Hill

An autopsy performed on the Boulder man who died Thursday while skiing at Howelsen Hill has confirmed what investigators initially suspected — that Cooper Larsh suffocated in a snowbank.

The Record for March 21, 2011

1:13 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of an intoxicated man who had fallen several times and was having trouble getting home at Whistler Village Townhomes. Officers helped the man get home.

Adult league volleyball playoff schedule for March 28

Adult league volleyball playoff schedule for March 28

Adult co-ed basketball league standings and results for March 20

Adult co-ed basketball league standings and results for March 20

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Steamboat's business resource center moving in summer

Bogue Enterprise Center to shift to new building at college

Seth Wilson said his business has matured from one operated out of his home to one ready to move from the Bogue Enterprise Center into the community. Wilson is one of many tenants who will have to relocate after Monson Hall is demolished May 15.

Adult league soccer March 24 playoff schedule

Adult league soccer March 24 playoff schedule

Steamboat Pee-Wee B hockey team places 2nd at state

Steamboat Springs’ Pee-Wee B hockey team started the Continental Divide Youth Hockey League Playoffs two weeks ago as the No. 4 seed.

Steamboat’s Jack Burger earns 1st-place track finish in Delta

Steamboat Springs High School senior Jack Burger finished first in the boys 3,200 run Saturday in Delta, finishing more than nine seconds ahead of his closest competition.

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Joanne Palmer: Johnny Depp, my memory aid

According to a new book, “Moonwalking With Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything,” the secret to remembering is a “few tricks and a good erotic imagination.” The secret to memory, it seems, is that handsome men can help you remember your grocery list.

Soroco track strong in season opener

The Soroco High School track and field team opened the 2011 season Saturday in Frederick, registering multiple top finishes.

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City manager Jon Roberts returns to a warm welcome after ski accident

Amidst a return to Steamboat Springs filled with hugs, pats on the back and a City Hall office that coworkers jokingly draped in protective bubble wrap, a big question lingered in the mind of City Manager Jon Roberts: How could an accident of such severity occur while he was enjoying “just a simple ski run?"

Winter Sports Club's Degrandis falls at World Freestyle Ski Championships

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club moguls skier Michael Degrandis fell on his final run Saturday at the FIS Junior World Freestyle Ski Championships in Jyvaskyla, Finland.

Tuesday, March 22

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Steamboat lacrosse sinks Summit, 7-1

Tigers offense struggles against rival Sailors

The ball was barely visible through the swirling snow as Steamboat Springs’ Lance Ostrom took a step toward the goal and rifled the ball clean into the top-right corner. It was a pretty play, a sharp shot and a goal that put an exclamation point on Steamboat’s 7-1 win.

Steamboat skier Penn Lukens 10th at FIS World Cup event

Free rider Lukens placed 10th Sunday in a men’s halfpipe FIS Freestyle World Cup event in La Plagne, France. Lukens did a standard run of his that included a flair, a right 540, a 900, another flair and finally a 720.

Police: Steamboat man confesses to shooting dog

Police say Del Herman told them where to find gun

Police arrested Del Herman on Tuesday on suspicion of shooting a dog March 12 near his shop in the Indian Trails neighborhood. Detective Dave Kleiber said Herman later confessed to shooting the 10-year-old Labrador retriever, and that Herman was "profoundly remorseful” about the incident. The dog died from its injuries.

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Congressman seeks to free up gas reserve money

Possible legislation could provide windfall to Moffat County

Moffat County Commissioner Tom Gray said he is optimistic recent federal legislative activity surrounding an oil shale development issue near the Roan Plateau could land the county anywhere from $1 million to $2.5 million. “The take home message is don’t give up hope because we haven’t,” the commissioner said. “And obviously Congressman (Scott) Tipton hasn’t.”

Jimmy Westlake: The dark side of the universe

Did you know the universe has a dark side? You’re probably more familiar with the bright side of the universe. But like an iceberg that shows only 10 percent of its mass above the water, the universe reveals only 4 percent of its total mass and energy in the form of visible matter that gives off light.

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Routt County officials say property values continue to decline

Routt County Assessor Gary Peterson had sobering news for the Board of Commissioners on Monday — the budget headaches resulting from declining property values here may not go away until sometime beyond 2014.

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Unpaid Steamboat Springs workers seek legal help

Contractors, subs say paychecks 2 months overdue from Kyteler’s

At least 15 workers involved with construction of Kyteler’s Irish Pub in Steamboat are seeking legal help to secure owed money that could total more than $150,000, according to a local attorney. The tense labor situation has intensified during the past couple of weeks.

Kum & Go ponders next move in Hayden

Company official says they are looking at alternatives in Hayden

The Hayden Town Council’s denial last week of Kum & Go’s request to move within the historic downtown district has limited the company’s options to expand, its vice president of real estate said Monday. Neil Broderick said it’s still too early to determine what the company will do in Hayden.

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Steamboat’s Pee-wee A team just misses title at state tournament

The dream of winning a state championship came to an end Sunday in Littleton for members of Steamboat’s Pee-wee A team. The team competed in the Colorado Amateur Hockey Association’s 2011 Avalanche Cup title game, but they were overpowered by the Boulder Blue in Sunday’s 4-1 loss.

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New Habitat project kicks off in Steamboat

Organization buys 1.89-acre lot as site for next construction

Routt County Habitat for Humanity started taking applications Monday for its next project in Steamboat Springs. And that’s not all. The nonprofit organization also unveiled the site for the project, 2750 Honeysuckle Lane in the Riverside neighborhood in west Steamboat, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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Tom Ross: Riley Polumbus says goodbye to the ’Boat

After a decade of early morning blogging, Riley Polumbus turned in her final Straight Talk ski report Monday — and it didn’t contain the word “champagne.” Riley didn’t mention whether the wind in her face caused her to shed a tear as she swooped down Heavenly Daze and said goodbye to her mountain.

The Record for March 20

The Record for March 20

Steamboat briefs: Local groups reach out to returning service members

The Routt County Veterans Affairs, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4264 in Steamboat Springs and American Legion Post 44 in Steamboat would like to meet and greet local sons and daughters returning from military service.

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13th Street cafe moving to downtown Steamboat in spring

Spill the Beans expands space, changes name to MountainBrew

A 13th Street espresso cafe is moving downtown this spring, with plans to expand its menu and space under a new name and logo. Spill the Beans co-owners Al and Tasha Compos said Monday that April 1 likely is their last day of business on Steamboat Springs’ west side.

Monday, March 21

Deb Babcock: Solutions to problem areas

For high and tight spaces, use trailers and climbers

For high and tight places in your home, though, climbing vines and pretty foliage trailing from a hanging basket enliven a humdrum space. Tall windows, high ledges and narrow nooks often are problem spaces that trailers and climbers can turn into a refreshing point of interest.

Soroco lauded for student progress

School recognized for student growth on CSAP tests throughout 3 years

The rate at which Soroco High School students are progressing academically year after year is among the top 8 percent of Colorado K-12 schools. Principal Dennis Alt received notice last month that Soroco was selected to receive a Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award for the 2009-10 school year.

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Aging Well: Tai Chi for Osteoporosis targets balance, strength

People come through the doors for different reasons. Some have fallen and hope tai chi will make them stronger. Others are looking for a renewed sense of calm through life’s trials. Whatever the reason, Susan Shoemaker is glad to see them in her Aging Well Tai Chi for Health class.

Steamboat skier Anderson wraps up World Cup career

Steamboat Springs Telemark skier Shane Anderson wrapped up his World Cup career with a pair of ninth-place finishes throughout the weekend at the World Cup Telemark Finals and World Championships in Norway.

Hayden track team starts season

Hayden track team competes in Delta on Saturday

The Hayden High School track team got its season started Saturday with a meet in Delta, and the Tigers emerged with a heap of top finishes.

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Luke Graham: Smarter than a 3rd-grader

The only bracket I intended to fill out was an NIT bracket. For the record, I have a final of Colorado and Oklahoma State. But then I remembered the challenge I issued one year ago to Rebecca Nicholson’s third-grade class.

Steamboat briefs: Charter school kindergarten registration now is open

North Routt Community Charter School kindergarten enrollment for the 2011-12 school year is today through April 15. Enrollment forms are available at theschool office, at North Routt Preschool or by emailing to request enrollment forms. Call 970-871-6062 with questions.

The Record for March 19

The Record for March 19

County Agenda for March 21 and 22

County Agenda for March 21 and 22

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New Steamboat school district bus uses green technology

The familiar chug of a diesel engine can’t be heard coming from the new Steamboat Springs School District bus that picks up students from the Fish Creek and Blue Sage subdivisions. That’s because the bus isn’t diesel. It’s the first propane bus Steamboat has bought.

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Monday Medical: Joint replacement centers on patients

Yampa Valley Medical Center listened to some suggestions from patients and decided to make a commitment to strengthening the joint replacement program. The result is the New Mobility Joint and Spine Center, which the hospital launched in December.

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Steamboat wool company selling its final products

Routt County Woolens closing after being open for 14 years

The closing of a mill in Minnesota created prohibitive costs that are causing Routt County Woolens, after 14 years, to sell its remaining blankets and other products created with local fibers. Faribault Woolen Mills closed in 2009 after about 144 years of operation, according to the Faribault Daily News. Mucklow said she was unable to find another American mill that could provide all the manufacturing steps.

Sunday, March 20

Thurston completes his 2nd Iditarod on Saturday

Tom Thurston completed his second Iditarod on Saturday, reaching Nome, Alaska, at 8 a.m. local time. He finished with 11 of the 16 dogs he started with.

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Steamboat Park Challenge series wraps up Sunday

Organizers encouraged, hope to expand next winter

Robbie Dapper said he spent a decade traveling for slopestyle and halfpipe snowboarding events before shelving his professional riding ambitions this year. He didn’t hang up his snowboard entirely, however, and he capped a perfect season on the Steamboat Park Challenge.


COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-013 Original Grantor(s): Raymond Martinez Original Beneficiary(ies): First National Bank


COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-019 Original Grantor(s): William C. Ray Original Beneficiary(ies): First State Bank of Altus

BIDS for the 2011 Paving Program

Separate sealed BIDS for the 2011 Paving Program will be received by the City of Steamboat Springs at the Public Works Shop, 850 Critter Court, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477, until 10:00 AM, prevailing time on April 7, 2011 and then at the said location publicly read aloud.


COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-014 Original Grantor(s): Charles A Girton and Patricia S Girton and Bonnie Girton Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Suntrust Mortgage, Inc.

snow removal bids oak creek 2011-2013

SNOW REMOVAL: Snow removal for the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 seasons at the Oak Creek school area. This will be a two year contract.


COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-011 Original Grantor(s): Betty J Barnes and Orville C Shapland Original Beneficiary(ies): Bank of the West


COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-018 Original Grantor(s): Michael C. Carter Original Beneficiary(ies): First State Bank of Altus


COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-015 Original Grantor(s): Jonas Gabriel and Parri L. Gabriel Original Beneficiary(ies): Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.


COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-010 Original Grantor(s): Nancy T Wirth Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., acting solely as nominee for Merrill Lynch Credit Corporation

The Jail Report for March 12 to 18

The Jail Report for March 12 to 18

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Catamount home discounted to $4.75 million in Steamboat

Covered Bridge House originally listed for $9.9 million

The Covered Bridge House at Catamount Ranch & Club was ahead of its time when builders broke ground in 2000, and its original architect said the features of the home still are up to the latest standards for the most expensive homes in the Yampa Valley.

Joel Reichenberger: There’ll be better days, Buffs

I may have gotten a little carried away Thursday night, and dear old St. Patrick isn’t to blame. No, dear old Jacob Pullen is. My alma mater, Kansas State University, won in the first round of the NCAA tournament Thursday, beating those villains, the Utah State Aggies.

Laurie Hallenbeck: Hayden Town Talk for March 20

Laurie Hallenbeck: Hayden Town Talk for March 20

Steamboat youth hockey teams in playoffs today

One Steamboat Springs youth hockey team advanced and two others lost Saturday at the Colorado Amateur Hockey Association state playoffs on the Front Range. The Bantam A team lost, 2-1, and the Squirt B team lost, 1-0, in triple overtime. The Pee Wee A squad came back from an 0-2 deficit to win 4-3 and advance to today’s championship game.

Vicki Barron: Kicking butts

Huge progress has been made in decr­easing smoking in our country, and many school districts, including the Steamboat Springs School District, have adopted 100 percent tobacco-free policies. But non-cigarette tobacco products are being used now more than ever.

Lila Rider: Oak Creek/Phippsburg news for March 20

Lila Rider: Oak Creek/Phippsburg news for March 20

On the Market: Prudential and Tour De Steamboat ride again

Prudential Steamboat Realty has announced it will once again team up with Tour de Steamboat to help raise funds for the Sunshine Kids Foundation.

Routt County real estate transactions for March 11 to 17, 2011

Routt County real estate transactions for March 11 to 17, 2011

The Record for March 18

The Record for March 18

Saturday, March 19

John F. Russell: Making a lasting impression

Twelve-year-old Tyler Johnson is the first to admit that basketball isn’t his first choice when it comes to favorite sports.

2011 North Routt Coureur des Bois results

2011 North Routt Coureur des Bois results

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Buyers gradually return to Steamboat's Marabou

2 developer sales in 13 weeks break drought at ranch

After nearly 20 months of dormancy, Marabou, awakened Dec. 27 with the developer sale of a $2.9 million site, and the news was followed up March 16 with another closing of a 5.8-acre home site for $2.3 million and the signing of a new contract later that day.

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Cruel weather spices up grueling North Routt Coureur des Bois

There were Olympians and surprise champions, great college skiers and superb locals. There was a Norwegian from Utah, a rower from Oklahoma and a New Yorker whose training regimen was built largely around ultimate Frisbee. They and the more than 200 other racers who finished Saturday’s marathon of a Nordic ski race, the seventh annual North Routt Coureur des Bois, were the champions.

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Learning the Telemark way in Steamboat Springs

Best advice for Telemark lessons: Grit those teeth

I asked everyone I could for advice, from 11-year-olds to locals who have been skiing Steamboat Springs’ slopes for more than three times that lifespan. Steamboat Telemarks, and after three years of writing about it, I decided it was time to try it for myself.

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Routt County sheriff works to overhaul agency

Routt County Sheriff Garrett Wiggins and Undersheriff Ray Birch said they have been putting in 60- to 70-hour workweeks since taking office Jan. 11.

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Steamboat students participate in exchange program

Many of the eighth-graders accepted for this year’s Steamboat Springs Middle School youth exchange program to Sollentuna, Sweden, had different reasons for wanting to participate. Whatever their reasons, the students realized the importance of the program. They travel to Sollentuna, a small town outside Stockholm, April 20.

Steamboat baseball team wins 2 games

The Steamboat Springs High School baseball team continued to play well Saturday in the Paonia Tournament, wrapping up the weekend 3-0.

Our View: ‘Keepin’ it free’ costs money

Steamboat Springs Free Summer Concert Series is holding a fundraiser at 9 p.m. Friday at Old Town Pub with a $20 donation at the door. Steamboat plays host to a lot of worthy fundraisers each year. At first glance, one for the Free Summer Concert Series might seem excessive, but it isn't.

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Sen. Udall tells Routt County Democrats there still is work to do

Senator attends Jefferson-Jackson Dinner fundraiser Saturday evening

U.S. Sen. Mark Udall took to the podium in front of about 80 Routt County Democrats on Saturday evening with a solemn and carefully optimistic tone toward America’s tough road ahead. As the keynote speaker for the annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner fundraiser, Udall focused on the accomplishments and remaining obstacles of the U.S. Congress.

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Natural food market bustling in Steamboat

Groups have organic ideas on table as movement gains steam

The longevity of two local stores is spotlighting a blossoming appreciation for natural foods in Routt County and beyond. Bamboo Market is celebrating 20 years in business and offering free samples of Colorado-produced foods Thursday and Friday.


2011CW2-ROUTT COUN TY APPLICATION FOR FINDING OF DILIGENCE AND TO MAKE ABSOLUTE. Name, address, and telephone number of applicant: Julius Poole, 210 Ridge Road, Rangely, CO 81648, (970) 675-8994, Direct Pleadings To: Margaret O'Donnell, Margaret O'Donnell, P.C., P.O. Box 773572, 75 5th Street, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477 A.

South Routt School 2011-2012 SCHOOL BUDGET

South Routt School District RE-3 NOTICE OF PROPOSED 2011-2012 SCHOOL BUDGET Notice is hereby given that a proposed budget has been submitted to the Board of Education of the South Routt School District for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2011 and has been filed at the District Administration office located at 305 S. Grant Street, P.O. Box 158, Oak Creek, CO 80467 where it is available for public inspection. Such proposed budget will be considered for adoption at a Regular meeting of the South Routt School District Board of Education at the Board meeting room located at the same address on Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.



South Routt School District RE-3

South Routt School District RE-3 NOTICE OF PROPOSED 2011-2012 SCHOOL BUDGET

Comcast - Legal Notice for Cool TV (Ch. 246)

Steamboat Springs and Routt Co. Areas: Effective April 26, 2011 Comcast will make the following changes to the channel lineup serving the areas listed above. Cool TV (Ch. 246).

Transit Bus Advertising 2011

The City of Steamboat Springs is soliciting proposals from qualified vendors to sell and install advertising cards in the City transit buses in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.


NOTICE OF RATE INCREASE: Alpine Taxi/Limo, Inc., DBA Alpine or GO Alpine filed changes in Passenger Tariff, Colorado PUC No. 9 on March 18, 2011 t


COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-017 Original Grantor(s): Michael V Young, Kim R Young Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., acting solely as nominee for SunTrust Mortgage, Inc.


COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-023 Original Grantor(s): Ghost Hole Partners, LLC, an Oregan Limited Liability Company Original Beneficiary(ies): First State Bank of Altus


COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-022 Original Grantor(s): Joe L. Leverett Original Beneficiary(ies): First State Bank of Altus


COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-021 Original Grantor(s): The Crow Family Limited Partnership Original Beneficiary(ies): First State Bank of Altus

ACTIVITY #: PP2011-009

ACTIVITY #: PP2011-009 PETITIONER: KURT FRENTRESS PETITION: Preapplication Conference for a 9.9 acre Sand and Gravel Pit

Steamboat lake Water meeting

Steamboat lake Water and Sanitation District will hold a public meeting, March 27, 2011 starting at 12 noon in the North Routt Fire Station # 2 conference room.

Permit No. M-1976-051 Bettger Gravel Pit

MINED LAND RECLAMATION BOARD/STATE OF COLORADO, Public Notice in conformance with the Colorado Sunshine Act of 1972. The Mined Land Reclamation Board will hold its monthly meeting on April 13-14, 2011. The meeting will be held at the Centennial Building, 1313 Sherman Street, Room 318, Denver, Colorado, beginning at 9:00 a.m. unless otherwise noticed.

Case Number 2011PR7

Estate of Irlan W. Neas , Deceased Case Number 2011PR7

Finger Rock SFU

In accordance with the notice provisions contained in 38-26-107 C.R.S. 1973, the State of Colorado, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife has established 04/06/11 as a date of Final Settlement with; Company: Rondeau Construction PO Box 4158 Granby, CO 80466 Project: Finger Rock SFU- New Residence

Case No. 00CW46

08CW32 - ROUTT COUNTY 1st AMENDED APPLICATION: TO MAKE ABSOLUTE CONDITIONAL WATER RIGHTS. Applicant: MERLE NASH, Post Office Box 770237, Steamboat Springs, Colorado 80477, 970 879-1627. Name of structure: Old Siegrist Pit Diversion. Water Division 6 Decree dated: 5-13-2002. Case No. 00CW46.


05CW56-3rd AMENDED APPLICATION FOR SURFACE WATER RIGHTS, UNDERGROUND WATER RIGHTS AND STATEMENT OF PLAN FOR AUGMENTATION Name, address, telephone number(s) (residence and business) of applicant(s): Walton Creek, LLC, c/o Brian Boone, 630 Emporia Road, Boulder, CO 80305, (303) 880-2609, Please address all pleadings and correspondence to: Margaret O'Donnell, P.C., Margaret O'Donnell, P.O. Box 773572, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477


2010CW78-ROUTT COUNTY APPLICATION FOR SURFACE WATER RIGHTS AND STORAGE WATER RIGHTS OF CONSTANCE HARVEY Name, address, telephone number(s) (residence and business) of applicant(s): Constance Harvey 421D A.A.B.C. Aspen, CO 81611 Direct all Pleadings to: Margaret O'Donnell Margaret O'Donnell, P.C. Steamboat Springs, CO 80477 75 5th Street (970) 925-3502 P.O. Box 773572 Steamboat Springs, CO 80477 I.


10CW77-ROUTT COUNTY APPLICATION FOR WATER RIGHTS. Name, address, telephone number(s) (residence and business) of applicant(s): James Borglund Robert Ellsworth P.O. Box 775510 Steamboat Springs, CO 80477 Ellsworth tele: (970) 879-4939 Borglund tele: (605) 390-5980 Direct all Pleadings to: Margaret O'Donnell Margaret O'Donnell, P.C. 602 Oak Street P.O. Box 773572 Steamboat Springs, CO 80477 I. APPLICATION FOR WATER RIGHTS (SURFACE) 1.


CASE NO. 10CW75, APPLICATION FOR WATER RIGHTS AND CHANGE OF WATER RIGHT, IN ROUTT COUNTY, COLORADO- Names and Addresses and Telephone Number of Applicants: Markus P. Koro and Kimberly M. Koro, 15168 Rancho Real,Del Mar, CA 92130, (858) 259-0678, Send Pleadings to: Margaret O'Donnell, Margaret O'Donnell, P.C., PO Box 773572, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477 (970) 879-2104 I. APPLICATION FOR NEW WATER RIGHTS A. APPLICATION FOR WATER STORAGE


COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-016 Original Grantor(s): Dan Walczewski Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Mountain Pacific Mortgage Co.


COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-020 Original Grantor(s): David B. Braddock and Suzie D. Braddock Original Beneficiary(ies): First State Bank of Altus


COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 10-223 Original Grantor(s): Betty J Lay and Hattie M Miles Original Beneficiary(ies): Bank of America, N.A.

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Steamboat lacrosse beats Aspen on the road

Sailors score seven first-quarter goals, rout Skiers

The Sailors came away with a 13-5 win after striking for three goals in the game’s first 2 minutes, 45 seconds, and seven total in a dominant first quarter. Steamboat now is 4-1 overall and 4-0 in conference play. The Sailors visit Summit at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Steamboat's Seymour shines in J4 slalom

J4 regional championships finish with runs at Howelsen

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club J4 skier Jett Seymour picked up his third and fourth top-10 finishes of the 2011 J4 Rocky/Central Regional Alpine Championships today in two slalom events at Howelsen Hill. Seymour, who finished ninth in super G and third in giant slalom Friday, registered a seventh-place finish in today’s first slalom run. He was 10th in the second run.

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Steamboat Springs girls tennis team cruises past Kent Denver

Girls win third competition of the season

Steamboat Springs High School girls tennis team rarely had to break a sweat as six of the seven matches were decided in straight sets. Claire Parsons led a fierce Sailors attack Saturday, as Steamboat rolled through Kent Denver, 7-0.

School lunch menus for the week of March 21

School lunch menus for the week of March 21

Steamboat Briefs: Cabin Fever Golf Classic moved to next weekend

The Cabin Fever Golf Classic benefiting the Holy Name Catholic Church expansion fund has been moved from today to March 26 at Haymaker Golf Course. Registration, lunch and activities start at 11 a.m., with a shotgun start at noon.

The Record for March 17

1:02 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of an employee cursing and throwing and punching things at a restaurant in the 600 block of Yampa Street.

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Events in Routt County this weekend

Taarka, a gyspy indie chamber-folk group from Lyons, plays a free show at the Bear River Bar & Grill at the base of Steamboat Ski Area today.

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Evans Hall leaving Steamboat Chamber

Longtime director to lead North Lake Tahoe Resort Association

Longtime Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association official Sandy Evans Hall confirmed late Friday afternoon that she’s heading to California to become director of the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association, pending final approval of an employment contract.

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Steamboat resident overcomes challenges with help from Horizons

Developmentally disabled woman receives lifelong services

Jamie Kaminski has been receiving help from Horizons Specialized Services since she was a 6-month-old baby. Jamie doesn’t remember much about the therapies she underwent when she was young, but her mother remembers every bit of her daughter’s journey with a developmental disability.

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CDOT seeks rock fix along US Highway 40 between Steamboat and Hayden

Crews are working to mitigate danger worsened by springtime temperature changes

Sometimes, all it took was a touch from Jason Simpson’s crowbar, and large boulders would come loose and crash below him on U.S. Highway 40. Other times, it took a little more convincing. Simpson is part of the Colorado Department of Transportation crew that has been trying to mitigate the rock danger along the cliffs between Steamboat Springs and Hayden.

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Tom Ross: A story behind mascots

The Akron Zippers went down in defeat in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament Friday afternoon. Shame on you if you had Akron advancing in your bracket. Some of you are saying, “Wait just a second, Ross, the college hoops team from the University of Akron is known as the Zips.” Congratulations — you are at least partially correct.

Friday, March 18

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Steamboat J4 skiers register top-10 finishes

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club J4 skier Logan Sankey finished sixth in the super G and 10th in the giant slalom and Jett Seymour had a ninth-place super G finish during the 2011 J4 Rocky/Central Regional Alpine Championships.

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Steamboat tennis wins 5 of 7 matches against Boulder

The whole Steamboat team seemed to be in a connected state of mind Friday. The No. 1 doubles team was joined in victory by four other Steamboat entries as the Sailors took five of seven matches from Boulder, setting up an important showdown at 11 a.m. today in Steamboat against Kent Denver.

Steamboat lacrosse wins 3rd conference game

The Steamboat Springs High School boys lacrosse team picked up its third lopsided Mountain Conference win Friday in Grand Junction against Durango. Steamboat (3-1 overall, 3-0 in conference play) has now outscored conference opponents 51-4 in three games this year.

Steamboat Springs baseball team picks up win

The Steamboat Springs High School baseball team got sterling defense and a complete game effort from Tyler Brown in beating Battle Mountain on the road, 3-1.

Lakewood man arrested in Steamboat condo scam

Man accused of fraudulently collecting deposits on Antlers condo

Aurora police arrested Nathaniel Cameron Marshall, 39, of Lakewood, this morning in connection with a suspected scam operation involving a luxury ski vacation condominium at the base of Steamboat Ski Area.

Steamboat soccer postponed again

Today's game at Battle Mountain was postponed because of snow. The game has been rescheduled for Thursday.

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Steamboat Springs man dies after falling from roof Thursday evening

Todd Minch moved to area to snowboard after serving in Marines

Steamboat Springs resident Todd Minch, 45, died Thursday evening from injuries he suffered after falling on a fence while getting off his roof. Loved ones described him as a classic Steamboat ski bum.

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Police: Howelsen skier likely suffocated

A 19-year-old Boulder man died Thursday after crashing into deep snow near the Alpine slide at Howelsen Hill. Cooper Larsh's stepfather described him as an avid skier with a good sense of humor.

Hayden Town Council denies Kum & Go move request

The Hayden Town Council on Thursday denied Kum & Go’s request to move a block closer to the core of the historic downtown district along U.S. Highway 40.

District consolidation questioned in South Routt School District

School Board expresses concern about school closings during Thursday night meeting

South Routt School Board President Tim Corrigan thinks consolidating Routt County’s public school districts would mean closures. And closures wouldn’t sit well with South Routt residents, he said during the board’s Thursday night meeting in Oak Creek.

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Stepping troupe to perform percussive dance at Strings today

Step Afrika, a dance company solely dedicated to stepping, will perform tonight at Strings Music Pavilion. The show starts at 7 p.m., and tickets are $40 for adults and $25 for children.

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Lukas Nelson, Promise of the Real play free show Saturday in Steamboat

At 3 p.m. Saturday, Willie Nelson's son, Lukas Nelson, and Promise of the Real play a free show in Gondola Square as part of the Bud Light Rocks the Boat free concert series.

Cody Heartz: “Fly-Fishing the 41st” author crazy about fly-fishing

The return of the sun and the gradual reappearance of the ground instills in me an irrational urge. Whenever I have some free time, and often when I should be doing something else, I’m compelled to put on waders and fishing boots and go stand in the freezing waters of the Yampa River. Something about the suggestion of spring makes me want to dead-drift egg patterns to visibly reluctant trout until my feet begin to feel like hunks of frozen pork.

Steamboat snowboarders prep for Junior Worlds

Steamboat riders prep for Junior Worlds

The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club snowboarding teams registered several top finishes this month leading up to the 2011 FIS Junior World Snowboard Championships in Valmalenco, Italy.

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Routt County events calendar for Mach 18 to 24

Brooklyn funk, blues and rock musician Bret Mosley combines various facets of Americana music to form stories in song. He plays at 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Old Town Pub. The show costs $5.

Hayden tracksters set for season

Weeks of warm, spring-like weather proved to be good news for the Hayden High School track team. The success of the school’s basketball teams, however, did not.

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Sunday fundraiser to benefit kidney transplant survivor Don Toy

Tennis with a twist

It hasn’t been easy for Don Toy, and no one expected it to be. But the Steamboat Springs tennis pro and assistant high school tennis coach said Thursday his recovery from a kidney transplant in late September is going as well as can be expected.

North Routt Preschool fundraiser to include cross-country skiing, snowshoeing

The inaugural North Routt Preschool fundraiser this weekend is about more than just raising money for the school that serves children 6 weeks to 12 years old, Director Hillary Ackerman said.

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Brent Boyer: Why journalism programs and accuracy still matter

Many of you saw the ad. Eighteen of you responded to it. The Steamboat Pilot & Today and the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association are sponsoring a free trip to China for a Routt County resident.

The Record for March 16

2 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a lost jacket with an iPod in it at a bar in the 700 block of Lincoln Avenue.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Historic preservation in Routt: Who does what?

As Executive Director of Historic Routt County, I need to be well-versed with the goals of many organizations so that strategic relationships can be formed to achieve mutual goals more easily. But as a newcomer to the scene of historic preservation here, it was a bit daunting to know where to start.

US Sen. Mark Udall to address Routt County Democrats

Lawmaker will speak during annual Jefferson-Jackson dinner

U.S. Sen. Mark Udall will address issues important to Routt County residents at a dinner open to community members Saturday. Udall, a Colorado Democrat, is the keynote speaker at the Routt County Democratic Party’s annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. at the Steamboat Springs Community Center.

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Routt County debt on Justice Center earns A rating

Financial health receives praise from Standard & Poor’s for reserves

Routt County’s financial health received a vote of confidence from the financial rating firm Standard & Poor’s early this year when the firm reviewed the county’s credit rating in connection with repayment of debt on the Routt County Justice Center.

Steamboat briefs: Grand Futures seeking community survey respondents

Grand Futures Prevention Coalition has extended its online community survey through March.

Thursday, March 17

Skier dies at Howelsen Hill

The 19-year-old man was found by ski patrol Thursday night after his mom reported him missing. A cause of death has not been determined.

Weather delays Steamboat J4 championship event

Thursday’s one-run super G event in the 2011 J4 Rocky/Central Regional Championships in Steamboat Springs was postponed because of weather.

Steamboat-Moffat soccer game postponed until April

The Steamboat Springs-Moffat County girls soccer game scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday was postponed because of weather. The two teams will make the game up April 11.

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DOW moves forward with bear hunting rule

Craig resident cited for using artificial light during November 2010 hunt

The Colorado Division of Wildlife is proceeding with a draft regulation that would prohibit the hunting, killing and harassment of bears in dens. During a March 10 meeting in Denver, the Colorado Wildlife Commission directed the DOW to move forward with draft language of the regulation, which states that “no person shall hunt, take or harass bears in a den,” DOW spokesman Randy Hampton said.

3 youth hockey teams will head to state tournament

The Steamboat Springs Youth Hockey Association advanced three teams to the state playoffs.

Steamboat girls soccer aims for championship

With 9 returning seniors and deep spring program, Sailors girls focus on winning

For the first time in a long time, Steamboat and rival Battle Mountain won’t enter the season as the favorites. That honor goes to defending league champion Glenwood Springs. The Sailors are confident, however, especially with nine seniors and other returning players.

Sailors’ Lance Ostrom named All-State

The Steamboat Springs High School boys hockey team came within a goal of advancing to the state’s Final Four, losing a 2-1 overtime heartbreaker to eventual champion Lewis-Palmer.

Local snowboarders head to Italy for Junior events

A pack of Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athletes will represent the club and the nation in the FIS Junior World Snowboard Championships, which are set to start later this month in Valmalenco, Italy.

Registration for August Ride 4 Yellow is now open

Registration opened Wednesday for the second annual Ride 4 Yellow event, and if the first go-around was any indication, riders might want to sign up soon.

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Coureur des Bois, North Routt's monster Nordic ski race, returns

Large, skilled field expected for Saturday’s race

U.S. Ski Team Nordic combined coach Dave Jarrett will have the chance to share in his athlete's suffering Saturday in the North Routt Coureur des Bois. The race features loops of 45 and 90 kilometers.

The Record for March 15, 2011

1:35 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of girls running on the Steamboat Springs High School football field with glow sticks. Officers asked the girls to leave.

St. Paddy’s Day events in Routt County

St. Paddy's Day events in Routt County, including corned beef dinners, a parade and fireworks, and Irish dancing lessons

Steamboat Briefs: Preschool applications available for 2011-12

Free preschool sessions are available for children who meet certain qualifying factors that could interfere with their learning. Children must be 3 years old by Oct. 1.

Steamboat police, buses ready for St. Patrick’s Day revelers

Steamboat Springs Transit expects 7,200 riders

The Steamboat Springs Police Department and Steamboat Springs Transit are gearing up for a busy day. Sgt. Rich Brown said officers in the department are being encouraged to conduct extra foot patrols today.

Steamboat man suspected of attacking wife avoids attempted murder charge

Klett charged with 1st-degree assault

The District Attorney’s Office chose not to file an attempted murder charge against Steamboat Springs resident William “Billy” Gustav Klett, 44, after a March 3 incident with his wife. Instead, the most serious charge is first-degree assault, a Class 3 felony.

Hayden Town Council to consider Kum & Go tonight

Approval of gas station move would require land-use code to be amended

If the Town Council approves the request when it meets at 7:30 tonight at the Haven Community Center, it will allow Kum & Go to move to Walnut Street and Jefferson Avenue from Poplar Street and Jefferson Avenue.

Yampa Town Board seat open

Town accepting letters of interest for Karen Tussey’s position

After eight years on the Yampa Town Board, Karen Tussey resigned from her seat after the March board meeting. The town is accepting letters of interest, Town Clerk Janet Ray said.

Steamboat Figure Skating Club fundraiser Friday

Ice show at Howelsen Ice Arena to benefit local skating club

Live music and national-level ice skaters will take center stage Friday night during the Spring Fever Ice Show to benefit the Steamboat Springs Figure Skating Club.

Hayden School Board OKs administrative salaries

The Hayden School District again will realize savings from having a half-time superintendent. The Hayden School Board on Wed­nesday approved a 2011-12 contract for Mike Luppes that will pay him $57,500 for working 130 days.

Proposed limits on coal-fired plant emissions would affect Hayden, Craig

EPA air regulations for mercury, arsenic, acid gas would be 1st of their kind

Federal environmental regulators Wednesday proposed the nation’s first limit on mercury, arsenic, acid gas and other toxic air pollution emitted from coal-fired power plants. About half of Colorado plants likely would need to make upgrades to comply with the standards.

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Jon Roberts could be released from hospital Friday

Steamboat city manager to start outpatient therapy, could return to Steamboat as soon as next week

Steamboat Springs City Manager Jon Roberts could be released from the hospital Friday and resume some work for the city in April, indicating a positive outcome after a Jan. 2 skiing accident.

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Steamboat Irish dancers to lead ceili dances at Library Hall tonight

Nora Parker and a troupe of Irish dancers will perform at The Haven Assisted Living Center and the Doak Walker Care Center today before heading to Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library for a public event at 5:15 p.m. Other events, including community meals and concerts, are scheduled across the county today.

Steamboat catches a big spring break with last-minute reservations

Condos, hotels, restaurants fill up, but a late Easter puts April tourism in flux

The winter tourism season here closed in on a late peak Wednesday with mountain condominiums as full as they have been all winter and restaurants running waiting lists.

Wednesday, March 16

Steamboat closes Emerald land deal for $1.3 million

586 acre parcel to be preserved for public recreation

The city closed Wednesday on its $1.3 million purchase of 586 acres owned by Lyman Orton on Emerald Mountain’s north side, a parcel long valued by the public for recreational uses including mountain biking, hiking and Nordic skiing.

Oak Creek's Thurston pushes on in Iditarod

Kris Hoffman, also of Routt County, had to withdraw Tuesday afternoon

Oak Creek musher Tom Thurston stayed on course today toward his second finish in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race in Alaska. Fellow Routt County musher Kris Hoffman had to withdraw.

Registration open for Steamboat's Ride 4 Yellow

Registration opened today for the second annual Ride 4 Yellow event. The event is set for Aug. 5 to 7, and the signature event, a 20-mile ride on the Continental Divide Trail, is again expected to be headlined by Lance Armstrong.

Steamboat ski pass prices up slightly for next season

The 2011-12 season pass prices were released Wednesday afternoon. As is typical, the best prices are reserved for those who buy their passes — or provide a $99 down payment — by June 1.

Steamboat golf tournament to benefit church expansion

Mary Effinger isn’t about to let snow-covered greens and fairways at the Haymaker Golf Course stop her from getting a jump on the upcoming golf season. The longtime local plans to host the Cabin Fever Golf Classic March 19 at Haymaker.

College Alpine ski team hits rough spot in Idaho

College Alpine ski team hits rough spot in IdahoThe Colorado Mountain College men’s Alpine ski team struggled at the 2011 U.S. Collegiate Skiing and Snowboarding Championships in Sun Valley, Idaho, over the weekend.

Steamboat briefs: Preschool screenings held in Routt County this month

Routt County preschool screenings are Monday and Tuesday in Steamboat Springs and March 24 in Hayden. The service is for children ages 2 years and 9 months to 5 years. Screeners will check children’s vision, hearing, motor, speech, language and concept skills. Call to make an appointment. South Routt parents can call South Routt Early Learning Center at 970-638-1065. Steamboat parents can call Julie or Suzanne at 970-879-039. Hayden parents can call Tami at 970-276-3756.

The Record for March 14

12:23 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of loud music and bright lights in the 400 block of Emerald Court. Officers issued a spoken warning.

Pair of champions qualify for Whistler Cup in April

The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club J3 Alpine team came away from the J3 Junior Championships in Aspen with a pair of champions last week.

Adult league soccer standings and scores for March 8 and 10

Adult league soccer standings and scores for March 8 and 10

Young ski racers compete in Steamboat for top titles

It’s been a long time coming, but for the first time since 2004, Alpine ski racers are back in Steamboat Springs to compete for top junior titles.

Adult league volleyball standings and results for March 14

Adult league volleyball standings and results for March 14

Adult co-ed basketball league standings and results for March 13

Adult co-ed basketball league standings and results for March 13

Steamboat track team off and running

Although it was only the first meet of the year, the Steamboat Springs High School track and field team is already showing that its distance runners should have a good chance of qualifying for state.

Carbondale residents worry about proposed DOW, State Parks consolidation

The state government’s proposed merger of the Colorado Division of Wildlife and Colorado State Parks will create an agency that is sometimes like a fish out of water, Carbondale resident and state Wildlife Commission member Dorothea Farris said Monday.

Ski crash at Beaver Creek kills teen

18-year-old hits tree while wearing helmet

A Pennsylvania teen is dead after hitting a tree in Beaver Creek. Richard Cullinan, 18, was on his first run of the day in Beaver Creek on Monday, warming up on Red Tail, an intermediate run.

Phippsburg cosmetologist to lead makeup, hair seminar for cancer patients

Phippsburg cosmetologist Reggie Scofield has been doing hair for 42 years and is using her skills as a volunteer with Look Good, Feel Better, a nationwide public service program designed to help women undergoing chemotherapy address cosmetology issues.

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Steamboat Home Consignments opens under family ownership

Evlyn Hukriede often thought if she ever owned a business, she’d be serving plates rather than selling tables. But a furniture store it is. Hukriede is the new owner of Steamboat Home Consignments, along with her husband, daughter and daughter’s boyfriend.

Patricia J. Shaffer: Separate schools

As a parent of kids who have attended South Routt School District schools — one who went to the alternative school and graduated and one who dropped out after the alternative school was moved to Steamboat — I think we all need to take a step back. Put yourself in your children’s shoes. Would you want to go to school in a town that is your rival and where the kids there have never treated you with any respect?

Patrick and Tammie Delaney: No Hayden Kum & Go

Hayden is an extraordinary town in the heart of the Yampa Valley. As a native to Steamboat and 17-year residents of Hayden, we urge the Hayden Town Council to deny Kum & Go’s application for an amendment to the town’s land-use code to build a new gas station and convenience store at 112 West Jefferson Ave. (Walnut Street and U.S. Highway 40). The decision will be made at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Haven Community Center.

Our View: Keep the airline program aloft

When the Steamboat Springs City Council meets April 5, it will ask its constituents for advice on what do with $600,000 in annual lodging tax revenues that will be freed up when the bonded indebtedness on Haymaker Golf Course is retired in three years. The most effective and most appropriate use of the funds is to strengthen the Fly Steamboat airline program.

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Local painter, gem sculptor art on display at RED Contemporary

Just in time for the snow to melt and the snowdrops to push through the muddy ground, spring has sprung in RED Contemporary gallery. But the artwork of local painter Diane Cionni is not bursting with florals, nor does it portray a traditional landscape view.

Land Board sells $4.2M worth of Routt oil and gas leases

A February auction of state mineral leases indicated a surge of oil and gas speculation in western Routt County. Colorado’s State Land Board auctioned surface or subsurface mineral rights on more than 5,200 acres in Routt County.

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Joanne Palmer: My celebrity lifestyle is exhausting

Ho-hum. I am so tired of the phone calls, the e-mails, the media attention. Once again I appeared on the cover of the AARP Senior swimsuit edition, and the press and public cannot leave it alone.

Steamboat Springs City Council supports Powder Room

Council denies appeal seeking to stop Clock Tower Square nightclub during Tuesday night meeting

City officials upheld decisions in favor of the Powder Room nightclub Tuesday, allowing the base area business to move toward opening and overriding arguments that included a homeowner displaying poster-sized photographs of his grandchildren.

Tuesday, March 15

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Steamboat lacrosse rolls past Eagle Valley

Sailors easily handle second conference opponent, 17-1

The Steamboat Springs High School boys lacrosse team continued its dominance of Mountain Conference opponents Tuesday, winning 17-1. The Sailors have outscored their two conference foes 36-3 in two games this season.

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Detective assigned to Steamboat dog-shooting case

Police say they have leads; Hermans say they weren’t involved

Police said Tuesday that no one has come forward as a witness to the shooting of a Labrador retriever Saturday morning in the Indian Trails neighborhood.

Recent test results put Oak Creek water back in compliance

According to Oak Creek water plant operator John Fitzgerald, the most recent quarterly test results yielded Total Trihalomethane levels of 29.8 parts per billion, well below the state’s maximum contaminant level of 80 parts per billion.

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Steamboat Safeway evacuated because of smoke

No one was injured this morning when a power generator started smoking, and people soon were allowed back in the store.

Plea expected next month in case against Craig man involved in traffic fatality

A Craig man charged in a December 2010 traffic fatality is expected to enter a plea next month. Nicholas Anthony Peroulis is charged in Moffat County Court with careless driving causing death, a misdemeanor. On Dec. 29, his vehicle allegedly struck Craig resident Justin Dean Bliss, who later died from injuries.

Moffat County greenhouse project gets feasibility study grant

A business project spearheaded by Craig resident Marilynn Hill has taken the first step toward development. Hill announced March 8 at the Craig City Council meeting that Planet Yampa, an idea for a large-scale, hydroponic food business, has received pending approval for a grant to determine if the project is viable.

Steamboat City Council to hear nightclub debate

Council members to address homeowners’ appeal of Powder Room

Clock Tower Square home­­owners will take another stab tonight at curtailing plans for the proposed Powder Room nightclub at the base of Steamboat Ski Area. The odds don’t appear to be stacked in the homeowners’ favor.

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Kellogg hearing is delayed again, pushed to April 28

A hearing in the murder-for-hire case of part-time Steamboat Springs resident Brooks Kellogg has been pushed back to 1:30 p.m. April 28 in Denver, an official in the courtroom of U.S. District Court Judge Christine M. Arguello said Monday.

Steamboat Briefs: Booster Club selling bulbs, flowers for school teams

The Steamboat Springs Booster Club is selling flower bulbs and flowers during the next month to help raise money for high school sports teams and clubs.

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Jimmy Westlake: Messenger arrives at Mercury

Spacecraft could solve long-standing mysteries about planet

The Messenger spacecraft is about to become the first craft ever to orbit Mercury. Launched from Earth Aug. 3, 2004, Messenger has been looping around Earth and Venus in an epic game of celestial billiards for the past six years in order to nudge Messenger toward its target.

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Tom Ross: Crossover to spring sports

Steamboat Springs has arrived at that magical time of year that we’ll call crossover season, for lack of an official term. Crossover season is noteworthy for the opportunity to pursue winter and summer sports all in one day.

The Record for March 13, 2011

10:29 p.m. Police were called to a report of a suspicious person in the 1900 block of Rockies Way. Police said at least one person was highly intoxicated and “running up and down the halls” of a condominium building. Police contacted one person and took him to detox to sober up — after he put his pants back on.

Sage grouse habitat at issue

Road department seeks gravel permit near Toponas

The Routt County Board of Commissioners will convene in Yampa tonight to discuss an application from the county’s Road and Bridge Department to develop a new gravel pit in an area near Toponas that is deemed sensitive sage grouse habitat by the Colorado Division of Wildlife.

Yampa River users’ input sought through surveys

American Whitewater working to assess flow rates

Regional water groups are partnering with American Whitewater to conduct an online survey of Yampa River users to gather input about flow rates needed for recreation on the river. River users’ input sought

Monday, March 14

Hayden man wanted on meth charges arrested in Arapahoe County

Jamison Fjoser, 36, was taken into custody March 10 by the U.S. Marshals Office. The dozen local charges against Fjoser include at least seven felonies related to the manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine.

Aging Well: Medicare — Know the basics

Understanding Medicare is like tackling a Colorado fourteener: Taking the process step by step is easier than analyzing the whole mountain at once. Medicare is a health insurance program mostly for adults ages 65 and older. Having a firm grasp of program basics will make it easier for a person to take advantage of benefits when they are eligible, avoid penalties and adjust their Medicare options.

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Luke Graham: 3-sport athletes learn values

In the eyes of many, 2010 Soroco High School graduate Alex Estes’ accomplishments at the 2011 Division II Indoor National Championships probably speak most to his tremendous athletic ability. The results, a third-place finish in the long jump, showed what Estes could do with a little collegiate coaching.

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DeGrandis brothers shine at Junior Nationals in Steamboat

There was little room for error on the Freestyl Junior Nationals course Sunday. But Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club skier Michael DeGrandis finished in sixth place competition at Steamboat Ski Area. George DeGrandis also picked up a ninth-place finish.

County Agenda for March 14 and 15

County Agenda for March 14 and 15

The Record for March 12

The Record for March 12

Steamboat briefs: Preschool screenings across Routt County this month

Routt County preschool screenings are today and Tuesday in South Routt County, Sunday and March 22 in Steamboat Springs and March 24 in Hayden. The service is for children ages 2 years and 9 months, to 5 years.

Jane McLeod: Leeks a cook’s unlikely ally

There are a lot of reasons to grow leeks, the main one being they are one of a cook’s greatest allies in the kitchen, delivering rich, wonderful flavor to culinary dishes. Even though they are easy to grow, are cold-hardy, are pest-free and require little care, they are very much a lowly poster child of the vegetable patch.

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Husband, wife have joint art show in Steamboat

Last week, Monroe and Fred Hodder sat in their Steamboat home, spellbound as they watched snowflakes glisten through the winter air. It was a visual experience the two could share in one moment, but when it comes to their artwork, experiences like that manifest in dichotomy.

Monday Medical: Taking colorectal cancer personally

Yampa Valley Medical Center’s focus on Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in March brings a flood of memories and emotions to the McKelvie family. You see, we take this disease very personally.

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Former legislators White, Taylor lament loss of state tourism funding at Capitol

Budget shrank from $24M to $12.5M

A bit of gallows humor from the governor last week shed light on just how quickly times can change at the Capitol — and how legislation that local politicians once crowned as a capstone achievement can get cut nearly in half in just a few years.

Sunday, March 13






COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-005 Original Grantor(s): Scot A. Constine Original Beneficiary(ies): Zions First National Bank, N.A.

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Dog shot to death in Steamboat Springs neighborhood

A 10-year-old dog owned by a Steamboat Springs family died Sunday morning of a bullet wound suffered a day earlier in a residential neighborhood on the city’s west side. Police are continuing to investigate the incident.

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Steamboat takes swing at accommodations tax discussions

Haymaker Golf Course, Emerald land among possibilities for revenue

Revenues that will be available in 2014 already are whetting the appetites of several local entities — including a public golf course, an ice rink committee and a cycling advocacy group, for example — and all could get a slice of the pie. But each could go hungry, too.

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Steamboat Realtor: Improvements could help move property

Upgrades may help set homes apart in slow market

One veteran Steamboat Springs Realtor says in the competitive million-dollar-plus market, tackling a major upgrade can set a home apart. With the inventory on the market, sellers are competing for buyers’ attention, said Marci Valicenti, of Sotheby’s High Mountain International Realty.

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Steamboat middle school students respond favorably to program

Steamboat Springs Middle School has been using Know the Code cards. The students can earn the cards for complying with the school’s code of safety, self-control, respect and responsibility. Students use the cards to buy snacks, candy and toys at the school store.

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Steamboat skiers strong in Nordic combined finale

Winter sports club athletes earn podium finishes

Decker Dean crossed the finish line Saturday first in the J3 boys Nordic combined Western Regional Championships in Steamboat Springs with a smile and then added a huge fist pump. It was a fist-pumping kind of day as the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club tallied up a heap of podium performances.

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Steamboat Town Challenge races made up of those who love the sport

The annual Town Challenge Alpine ski racing series came to a close Friday at Howelsen Hill in Steamboat with a giant slalom race. The events this year were like many others and most of those in years past. They were filled with many of the same faces. There’s a core group of skiers who attend the winter events who have been doing it for nearly 30 years.

Mark Udall: The global economy

As I’ve traveled across our state in the last two years, Coloradans from Southern Colorado to the Western Slope and to the Eastern Plains have told me that they think the focus in Washington, D.C., should be on two things — the economy and getting our spending under control.

Laurie Hallenbeck: Hayden Town Talk for March 13

Laurie Hallenbeck: Hayden Town Talk for March 13

Lila Rider: Oak Creek/Phippsburg news for March 13

Lila Rider: Oak Creek/Phippsburg news for March 13

Steamboat briefs: Dry Lake parking limited

Parking at Dry Lake will be limited from 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday because of work being done on Buffalo Pass by the Western Area Power Administration.

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club’s Deneen places 3rd

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club moguls skier Patrick Deneen finished third on Saturday in a dual moguls event in Are, Sweden.

John F. Russell: Winter rules apply

If it happens on a golf course, local pro Tom Taylor probably has seen it. But when golfer Mary Effinger came to Taylor a few months ago with the idea of hosting a benefit golf tournament, he admits that it was something new — even for the seasoned pro who has hosted more tournaments than the World Series of Poker.

Steamboat junior skiers show well at Beaver Creek race

Some of Steamboat’s smallest competitive skiers picked up big results last weekend in their only out-of-town competition, the Buddy Werner League West Council Championships at Beaver Creek.

Steamboat’s McKinstry earns Telemark podium

Steamboat Springs Telemark skier Madi McKinstry led the way for a Steamboat group competing in Europe, placing third in the World Junior Championships giant slalom race Friday.

Routt County competitors push on in Iditarod race

Routt County mushers Tom Thurston and Kris Hoffman continued to make their way across the Alaska wilderness in the Iditarod. The pair have been running close together since starting the race last week, and both were still close Saturday night.

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Soroco graduate Estes places 3rd at National Championships

Alex Estes, a 2010 Soroco High School graduate and freshman at Adams State College in Alamosa, used his last jump in the long jump at the 2011 NCAA Indoor Division II National Championships on Friday to take third place and garner All-American honors.

Joel Reichenberger: Teams have right to lose

The Hayden High School girls basketball team isn’t likely to trade any flowers with its foes from Holyoke, not after the Dragons bounced the Tigers from the Class 2A state tournament Friday in crushing fashion, with a buzzer-beating 3-point shot giving Holyoke a 41-40 victory. Set aside the heartbreak, and local fans should see that Holyoke’s story is a great one.

The Record for March 11

The Record for March 11

Jail Report for March 5 to 11

Jail Report for March 5 to 11

Our View: Defending the right to free speech

The Steamboat Springs Planning Commission’s interest in restricting the rights of medical marijuana centers to advertise their businesses and products in print media would clearly represent a violation of the Colorado state constitution as well as the First Amendment.

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South Routt economic development board gets new faces, energy

On Feb. 15, John Grout left a South Routt Economic Development Council meeting and immediately set up Facebook and Google e-mail accounts for the organization. It was a small step, but one in the right direction for the council, which elected Grout its new president at the meeting.

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Time still left to Ski 4 Yellow in Steamboat

70 spots remain for cancer fundraiser benefiting local, national organizations

With less than two weeks before the event, Ski 4 Yellow organizers are making the final push to fill the remaining 70 spots. Organizers of the fundraiser for the fight against cancer are optimistic that the event will reach its 200-person cap and expect a good number of last-minute sign-ups.

Routt County real estate transactions for March 7 to 9, 2011

Routt County real estate transactions for March 7 to 9, 2011

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36-unit Steamboat apartment complex planned near Whistler Road

Developer: 2 buildings to include 1- and 2-bedroom units

The principal in a large northern Front Range housing development company confirmed Thursday his plans to develop 36 one- and two-bedroom rental apartments at Whistler Road and Skyview Lane near the base of Steamboat Ski Area.

Colorado Group Realty announces Routt County grant recipient

Charitable Foundation awards $11,000

The Colorado Group Realty Charitable Foundation awarded $11,000 in grants to nine local organizations Thursday at a gathering at the Tread of Pioneers Museum. This is the sixth distribution of grants totaling more than $60,000 by the Charitable Foundation and is part of a continuous effort to support community-based programs.

Saturday, March 12

PURSUANT TO C.R.S., §37-92-302

DIVISION 5 WATER COURT FEBRUARY 2011 RESUME 13.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 FEBRUARY 2011. 11CW22 ROUTT COUNTY; Application for Findings of Reasonable Diligence and/or to Make Water Rights Absolute. Applicant: Mike Luark. Please direct all correspondence to: SHERRY A. CALOIA, LLC, 1204 Grand Ave. Glenwood Springs, CO 81601, (970) 945-6067,; Name of Structure: Sheep Corral Pond Enlargement; Location: in the NW ¼ SW ¼ of Section 9, Township 1 South, Range 85 West of the 6th P.M. approximately 1900 from the S section line and 450 feet from the W section line. Source: Springs Seeps and runoff tributary to Sunnyside Corral which is tributary to the Colorado River. Decree: February 28, 2005 in Case No.


COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-009 Original Grantor(s): Michael J Larson and Amy J Larson Original Beneficiary(ies): Bank of America, N.A.

Petition to Determine Heirship mineral interest

IN THE MATTER OF THE DETERMINATION OF HEIRS OR DEVISEES OR BOTH, AND OF INTERESTS IN PROPERTY OF: GILBERT L. WILLIAMS, Deceased. AMENDED NOTICE OF FILING OF PETITION TO DETERMINE HEIRSHIP & NOTICE OF HEARING TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: This Notice of Hearing is filed pursuant to C.R.S. §15-12-1303. The Petitioner is Thomas L. Williams whose mailing address is P.O. Box 46, Slater, CO 81653. The Decedent is Gilbert L. Williams. The property is as follows: 75% mineral interest as to the following real property:

CNCC project includes a 4,023 SF concrete

Colorado Northwestern Community College will receive Statements of Qualification electronically via e-mail from General Contractors for construction of an Automotive Technology classroom building on its Craig campus on or before 5:00 PM on March 23, 2011. The project includes a 4,023 SF concrete, CMU and wood frame structure on a concrete foundation/slab with polycarbonate and metal wall panels, wood open web joists and a membrane roof, along with associated site, plumbing, mechanical, fire sprinkler and electrical work.

FTA 5311 and JARC Grant Program.

The City of Steamboat Springs, a municipal organization, intends to seek Federal Transit Administration assistance for capital expenses for calendar years FY 2012 and FY 2013 through the Colorado Department of Transportation under the FTA 5311 and JARC Grant Program. The projects are described as follows:


COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-001 Original Grantor(s): Michelle Purvis Original Beneficiary(ies): First National Bank of Steamboat Springs


2. PETITIONER: XCEL ACTIVITY #: PP2011-004 PETITION: Special Use Permit for Hayden Station Coal Ash Disposal Facility and Haul Road LEGAL/ LOCATION: Approximately 1 mile south of Highway 40 on County Road 27 3. PETITIONER: PEABODY SAGE CREEK MINING, LLC ACTIVITY #: PP2011-007 PETITION: Pre-application Conference for Red Rock Gravel Pit expansion LEGAL: Section 20, Township 5 North, Range 88 West LOCATION: Approximately 10 miles south of Hayden on the west side of County Road 53


SOUTH DISTRICT BACKBONE - PHASE 2 Separate sealed BIDS for the construction of SOUTH DISTRICT BACKBONE - PHASE 2, March 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 23 March, 2011, and then at said location publicly opened and read aloud.

The Sunshine Resolution for 2011

The matter coming before the Routt County Board of Adjustment on Monday, March 14, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. in the Commissioners Hearing Room, Historic Courthouse, 522 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, Third Floor, is as follows: CONSIDERATION FOR APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Board of Adjusment Meeting: June 07, 2010 CONSIDERATION FOR ADOPTION: The Sunshine Resolution for 2011

Green Building Construction Drawing Details Deadline

City of Steamboat Springs Request For Proposals Green Building Construction Drawing Details Proposal Deadline - April 4, 2011 The City of Steamboat Springs is soliciting proposals from qualified design professionals to develop and produce construction drawing details for green building components. Request For Proposal documents may be obtained by contacting Anne Small at (970) 871-8249 or


COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-008 Original Grantor(s): Derek J Brimhall and Jill A Brimhall Original Beneficiary(ies): Washington Mutual Bank, FA


COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-006 Original Grantor(s): Angela Martorano and William J Martorano Original Beneficiary(ies): First National Bank

Northwest Colorado BOCES Fiscal Year Beginning July 1, 2011

Notice is hereby given that a proposed budget has been submitted to the Northwest Colorado Board of Cooperative Educational Services Board for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2011 and has been filed in the office of Northwest Colorado BOCES, 325 7th Street, Steamboat Springs, Co., where it is available for public inspection.

ACTIVITY #: PP2011-008

ACTIVITY #: PP2011-008 PETITIONER: GREEN RIVER ENERGY RESOURCES INC PETITION: Admninstrative Permit for Seismic Testing Operations LOCATION/LEGAL: South ½ of Sections 7,8,9 & 10 Township 7 North, Range 87 West & South ½ of Sections 11 &12 Township 7 North, Range 88 West - located approx 6 mi. Northeast of Hayden, CO on each side of CR 80


COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-002 Original Grantor(s): Darrin Fryer and Shari C Fryer Original Beneficiary(ies): Bank of America, N.A.


COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-003 Original Grantor(s): Jennifer Fritz and Cheryl A. Foote and Katie W. McElhinney Original Beneficiary(ies): Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.


COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 11-004 Original Grantor(s): Rebecca R Park and Zachary W Neal Original Beneficiary(ies): Bank of America, N.A.

Project: Steamboat Springs Community Area Plan

Project: Steamboat Springs Community Area Plan Applicant: City of Steamboat Springs General Description: Joint meeting of the Steamboat Springs Planning Commission and the Routt County Planning Commission to discuss the Steamboat Springs Area Community Plan (SSACP). This meeting will include a presentation about the 2004 SSACP, the changing economic, environmental and cultural conditions from 2004 to 2011 and questions to help formulate a potential scope of the Plan update. The Commission's will be providing input on the presentation prior to public meetings around the community in April and May.


Notice is hereby given that the work for the City of Steamboat Springs relating to the BAR SCREEN REPLACEMENT project is essentially complete. Notice is hereby given to all creditors of Holmquist-Lorenz Construction Company, 2667 Copper Ridge Circle, #2, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487, the Contractor, that FINAL PAYMENT will be made by the OWNER to the Contractor on or following March 24, 2011

Steamboat baseball loses 2 to Denver East

The Steamboat Springs High School baseball team opened the season with a pair of losses Saturday to Denver East. Steamboat lost the first game, 6-0, and the second one, 13-3.

Steamboat lacrosse loses to Mountain Vista, 7-3

After a season-opening 19-2 laugher against Telluride on Friday, Steamboat saw real competition for the first time Saturday, falling, 7-3, to Mountain Vista. Steamboat next plays at 4 p.m. Tuesday at home against Eagle Valley.

Steamboat girls soccer caps off weekend tourney with wins

After finishing the Colorado Academy Tournament, 2-0-1, Steamboat has to like its chances as it prepares to hit the Western Slope League schedule at 6 p.m. Thursday at home against Moffat County.

U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team wraps up season

The Americans again struggled jumping and couldn’t overcome the deficits in the cross-country race today in Lahti, Finland.

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Steamboat cross-country skiers finish Junior Nationals

Leading the way for the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club in today's classic relay race was a trio of Steamboat skiers. The team of Michaela Frias, Mary O’Connell and Emily Hannah was second in the J1 girls division.

Steamboat Springs moguls skiers compete in Sweden

Steamboat Springs moguls skier Jeremy Cota registered an eighth-place finish Friday in a single moguls World Cup event in Are, Sweden. Cota was fourth after qualifying but struggled on his second run.

Nordic Combined Ski Team continues struggles Friday

Billy Demong paced the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team on Friday at a large hill event in Lahti, Finland, finishing 29th. Bryan Fletcher was 33rd, Taylor Fletcher was 42nd, and Nick Hendrickson was 49th.

Steamboat skiers receive top finishes

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club J1 girls skiers Mary O’Connell and Emily Hannah paced Steamboat skiers Friday in the final individual event of the 2011 cross-country Junior Nationals in Minneapolis.

Steamboat baseball hopes to make playoff run

Sailors team starts season with high expectations

A lot is riding on the right arm of Alan Capistron and a much-improved rotation. With baseball in Steamboat, postponements and multiple games usually mean the strongest pitching staff on the Western Slope has a good chance of success.

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Events in Routt County this week

E.O.E. returns to Steamboat in full form. Winner of six Best of New Orleans awards, E.O.E. will be putting it all out there for a St. Patrick’s Day show. The band's Billy Franklin also performs with a trio today at Three Peaks Grill and for Latin Night on Sunday at Sweetwater Grill.

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Tony Furtado returns to Steamboat tonight

Musician to play at Ghost Ranch Saloon tonight

Tony Furtado is in Colorado this week for a tour that includes a stop at the Ghost Ranch Saloon tonight in downtown Steamboat Springs. Tickets are $10 and the show starts at about 9 p.m.

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Boys & Girls Club of Steamboat celebrates grand success

Club welcomes its 1,000th member

Boys & Girls Club of Steamboat Springs celebrated a milestone Thursday when it signed up its 1,000th member, 9-year-old Madison Truong. Madison spent the day off from school at the club making beaded animals out of string, playing carpet ball and participating in a treasure hunt.

The Record for March 10

The Record for March 10

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Tom Ross: What would Yogi Berra say?

Is it my imagination, or is rock icon Steven Tyler morphing into Yogi Berra in his new role on American Idol? I’ve never heard so many strange expressions. “Well hellfire, save matches. (Snuggle up to) a duck and see what hatches.” Did Tyler steal that rhyme from Robert Frost?

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Craig woman urging others to get cancer screenings

Mary Bea Neu, of Craig, was just finishing her fifth round of chemotherapy Friday and she had something important to say. “If I had gone in for a colon scope six years ago, I wouldn’t have cancer,” Neu said. “That’s what I want to say. Don’t delay. I believe in positive energy.” March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and Yampa Valley Medical Center is putting special emphasis on the disease because in many cases it is preventable.

Report shows La Plata kids lack health care

Children in Southwest Colorado county more at risk

It’s a tumultuous time to be born in La Plata County. Newborns in the county today already have experienced more risks to their health than babies in Colorado as a whole, like mothers who are slightly more likely to smoke and less likely to get early prenatal care.

Steamboat Briefs: Ski Bumps, Fight Lumps in Steamboat for charity tour

Several Colorado outdoor enthusiasts are banding together for a whirlwind road trip to 27 ski areas in eight days, with the intention to shred for a cause.

School lunches for the week of March 14

Routt County school lunch menus for March 14 to 18

Friday, March 11

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Trio of Steamboat skiers makes Freestyle Junior Nationals finals

The Freestyle Junior Nationals competition yielded plenty of speedy, high-flying runs, and although several of those came from Steamboat Springs skiers, locals were shut out from the podium as the event played out the third of its five days.

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Steamboat lacrosse cruises in season-opener

Steamboat goaltender David Lea was the loneliest man in Steamboat Springs on Friday afternoon. Steamboat sailed past Telluride, 19-2, at Gardner Field during it's season opener game. The Sailors face a tougher opponent today against Mountain Vista.

Steamboat man accused of mailing pot to himself

New York State Police say Jared Silkie mailed 60 pounds of marijuana from Steamboat to his home in New York and was arrested March 4 when he accepted delivery of the drugs.

Oak Creek residents warned of water contamination

Public works assessing approaches to return TTHM levels to state standards

A letter to water users warned residents that the town’s water supply has elevated levels of Total Trihalomethanes, or TTHMs, a byproduct of disinfectants that stems from organic matter in the water supply. A Town Board member said the violation is not a cause for panic but is a concern.

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Hayden girls lose against Holyoke

The dramatic 41-40 loss to Holyoke on Friday ended the Hayden girls basketball team's stellar season in unexpected fashion. Hayden lost its first-round state playoff game Thursday against Evangelical Christian Academy. The Tigers’ season ended with an 18-7 record.

Sue Birch receives Rocky Mountain PBS award

The former CEO of the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association received the 2011 Be More Award from Rocky Mountain PBS at a luncheon Thursday.

Hayden woman hurt by falling rock on US 40

Rock crashed through car windshield east of Hayden

Lorena Gutierrez sustained minor injuries Friday after a rock fell from a cliff, struck the hood of the car, went through the windshield on the passenger side and hit her in the chest. One lane of U.S. 40 was shut down for about 15 minutes.

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Brent Boyer: Redoubling magazine efforts

Earlier this week, we released the latest edition of At Home in Steamboat Springs magazine. Highlighted by the results from our extensive Best of the Boat community survey, I’m convinced it’s the best issue of At Home that we’ve ever produced.

BOCES education group doesn’t extend leader's contract

Toothaker had requested to return next year

The Northwest Colorado Board of Cooperative Educational Services Board of Directors emerged from a nearly hour-long executive session Thursday night and took no action regarding a request from Executive Director Jane Toothaker.

Community Agriculture Alliance: A way to block wintry bluster

Routt County residents who want an inexpensive, long-term solution to prevent blowing snow from blocking driveways and access roads might consider snow fences grown from seedling trees.

Marijuana ads in Steamboat Springs questioned

Planning Commission asks City Council to consider restrictions

Several city planning commissioners showed support Thursday evening for restricting print advertising for medical marijuana centers in Steamboat Springs. The discussion arose in Centennial Hall during a Planning Commission public hearing about proposed changes to the city’s regulations for medical marijuana centers.

Steamboat lacrosse looks to win playoff game

At this point, it wouldn’t serve anyone on the Steamboat Springs High School boys lacrosse team to just set their goal at making the state playoffs. As it has the past two years, Steamboat should have the best team in its conference on paper. The Sailors again will be huge favorites in the Mountain Conference.

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Steamboat track squad has eye on state

Snow still covers large patches of the track at Steamboat Springs High School, but it was a sunny day at the state meet and school records that lingered on the minds of Sailors tracksters Thursday as the Steamboat track and field team prepared for its first meet of the season.

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Hayden girls basketball loses, 63-56, plays again today in Pueblo

In the state tournament, you need things to fall in your favor to be successful. Such was not the case for the Hayden High School girls basketball team, which lost, 63-56, to Evangelical Christian Academy in the first round of the Class 2A state tournament Thursday in Pueblo.

Steamboat to host top Nordic skiers at Western Regional

The end-of-season Western Regional Championships for ski jumping and Nordic combined begin today. The field will consist of skiers from J6 through senior classes.

Consolidating 3 Routt County school districts to be explored

Education officials plan conversation as school districts face cuts

Local education officials agree that exploring the consolidation of the three Routt County school districts is a good idea, but they aren’t sure how to do it.

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Mangelsen to appear at Steamboat gallery during reception

Mangelsen, who has 10 galleries nationwide displaying his limited edition photographic prints of nature and wildlife scenes, will visit his Images of Nature location in Steamboat Springs for a reception from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

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Contemporary light artist shows installation in Steamboat

As Colorado artist Sophia Dixon Dillo studied painting at Colorado State University, she was captured by the perception of art through the reflection, refractions and absorptions of light, and it led her to abandon the paintbrush and try to capture the light as a medium of its own. Dillo’s contemporary art will be on display this month at Vertical Arts Architecture.

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Steamboat's Ghost Ranch looks for success with electronic shows

End of Time Observatory has been playing together for five years and has yet to write a single song. While Michael Travis and Jason Hann, who make up the electronic duo, practice with their main project jam band The String Cheese Incident for days on end, their side project doesn’t usually come up until the two percussionists take the stage as EOTO.

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Routt County events calendar for March 11 to 17

Steamboat Dance Theatre’s 2011 performance features a moving homage to 18 movies from a variety of decades and themes. Dance styles range from belly and country line dance to hoop, lyrical and African, performed by local dancers of all ages and levels.

Steamboat briefs: Nurturing Fathers program is April 6 through June 29

Nurturing Fathers, a 13-week program hosted by the Fatherhood Program of Routt County, will be Wednesdays from April 6 to June 29.

Catalytic converters stolen from 5 cars on Rabbit Ears

Several successful catalytic converter thefts have been reported to the Routt County Sheriff's Office. Between Feb. 18 and 20, one car had its two converters stolen, and the part was taken from four other cars.

Carbondale approves medical marijuana fees

The Carbondale Board of Trustees has approved the first of a series of planned ordinances aimed at regulating medical marijuana businesses locally. The board, at its Tuesday night meeting, established a process to issue business licenses and impose related fees on medical marijuana centers in Carbondale.

Basalt group wants bag fee

Proposed ordinance could go before City Council by May

Basalt’s “Green Team” hopes to convince the Town Council to approve a fee on paper and plastic bags in grocery and convenience stores as soon as this spring, the members of the volunteer board decided Wednesday.

The Record for March 9

The Record for March 9

Housing Authority in Steamboat to address perception

YVHA board plans public information campaign

The board of the Yampa Valley Housing Authority spent 30 minutes Thursday talking about how to describe the challenges and opportunities presented by its Elk River Village property and related debt as it prepares to launch a public information campaign about the mission of the Housing Authority.

Thursday, March 10

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Routt jobless rate increases in January

Unemployment was 8.6 percent, up from 7.9 percent in December

The unemployment rate in Routt County increased from December to January, from 7.9 percent to 8.6 percent. The figures show an increase from 1,183 people unemployed in December to 1,321 unemployed in January.

Former Steamboat Ski Area employee pleads guilty to bomb threat

As part of a plea deal, a 25-year-old former Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. employee pleaded guilty Thursday to two charges related to a bomb threat he sent the ski area in January. Steven Jackson, now of California, will be forced to pay about $5,700 in restitution and has been banned from Ski Corp. property.

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2 Steamboat natives proudly serve in the Marine Corps

Local marines, Lance Cpl. Nathan Greenwall and Lance Cpl. Oren Pierce, were high schools friends who enlisted their senior year and continue to serve today.

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Hayden girls basketball team set for 1st-round matchup at state

Tigers to face Evangelical Christian Academy Eagles today

The Hayden High School girls basketball team is going to need all the muscle it can get to go along with speed, poise and skill if the team is to realize its goals this weekend.

Director of education group BOCES seeks 1 more year at helm

Northwest Colorado Board of Cooperative Educational Services to discuss leader tonight

Jane Toothaker, executive director of the Northwest Colorado Board of Cooperative Educational Services, wants to return in 2012-13.

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Steamboat students hold food drive for LIFT-UP

Strawberry Park Student Council starts collection

The Steamboat Springs School District’s food drive is no ordinary challenge. Instead of just seeing which school could collect the most canned and nonperishable food, each built a castle out of those cans. The Strawberry Park Student Council came up with the idea to create can castles.

The Record for March 8, 2011

12:14 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a taxi driver who was concerned about an intoxicated man who the driver dropped off at his home in the 2900 block of West Acres Drive. The man would not come to the door when officers arrived, but he was heard yelling at his dogs.

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Steamboat's Michaela Frias places 2nd at cross-country nationals

Michaela Frias led the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, finishing second overall Wednesday in a 10-kilometer classic mass-start event at the United States Ski and Snowboard Association Cross-County Junior Nationals in Minneapolis.

Steamboat Briefs: Lodging forecast showing stronger March this year

March lodging figures are roaring in like a lion — compared with March 2010, at least — and consistently show visitor numbers that top those of a year ago. The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association’s weekly lodging barometer is projecting 11,800 visitors in Steamboat Saturday.

Routt County man charged with making meth

Drug task force commander won’t confirm link to Hayden bust

The Routt County District Attorney’s Office has filed 12 charges against a man who police say manufactured and sold methamphetamine, but officials won't confirm whether the suspect is the same man accused of operating a meth lab raided in Hayden on Jan. 29.

Oak Creek again tackles land-use code

At its biweekly meeting tonight, the Oak Creek Town Board will consider a second reading of the town’s updated land-use code as well as review a request for a mineral lease near Oak Creek Reservoir.

Wednesday, March 9

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Hickenlooper touches on Steamboat school district consolidation

Governor addressed several topics in talk to Steamboat service clubs

Gov. John Hickenlooper struck a local chord Wednesday when he said school district consolidations could be a way to reduce costs for public education.

Steamboat woman accused of stealing $25,000 from ex-boyfriend

Kati More admitted last year to taking Loggers Lane Owners Association money

Kati More, who was in the news last year for taking money from the Loggers Lane Owners Association, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of an unrelated felony theft.

3 Steamboat skiers in top 25 at Freestyle Junior Nationals event

Junior Nationals start with halfpipe in Steamboat

Conor Garrecht-Connelly, Landen Mertz and Lennon Vaughan faced challenging conditions during the halfpipe competition Wednesday at the Freestyle Junior Nationals in Bashor Terrain Park at Steamboat Ski Area, but the three Steamboat skiers placed in the top 25.

New 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office investigator settling into role

Doug Winters concedes solving crimes is best suited for a team of people rather than an individual. “In my eyes, if you go through your law enforcement career just trying to do it all yourself and not working as a team, success is going to be hard to come by,” said Winters, the new investigator for the 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

One Steamboat Place foreclosure sale delayed, trustee confirms

The foreclosure sale, tied to almost $100 million in unpaid construction debt on the completed condominium project at the base of Steamboat Ski Area, had been scheduled for March 16.

On the Record for Monday, March 7

On the Record for Monday, March 7

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Joanne Palmer: Hey, IRS, cut the ski bums a break

Dear Internal Revenue Service; Taxes, taxes, taxes. What else do people think about this time of year? I know you are busy processing the returns of organized people who already have filed, but I have a few suggestions.

Our View: School calendar ain’t broke, so…

A debate Monday night about vacation scheduling in the Steamboat Springs School District calendar ended as it should have: with a Steamboat Springs School Board vote in favor of maintaining the status quo.

Developers for One Steamboat Place gain reprieve

Timbers CEO: One Steamboat Place foreclosure sale postponed

Timbers Resorts CEO David Burden said Tuesday that the banks pursuing foreclosure proceedings against the unsold condominiums in One Steamboat Place have postponed a scheduled March 16 public trustee’s sale.

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Steamboat Dance Theatre show opens Thursday

In her second year as Steamboat Dance Theatre director, Tiana Buschmann is not afraid to compare this year’s production with last year’s. With 18 pieces, more than 130 dancers and a central theme of Montage in Motion, Buschmann said this year’s version, the 39th annual, would be much better.

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Tree Haus district in Steamboat planning upgrades

State tells district to improve its water filtration equipment

The Tree Haus Metropolitan District is working toward water system improvements after a 2009 analysis showed concerning levels of particulate matter that, officials say, do not present significant health concerns for residents of the subdivision.

Freestyle Junior Nationals begin today at Steamboat Ski Area

Events at Mount Werner this week include moguls, halfpipe and aerials

Steamboat Springs will play host to some of the best up-and-coming freestyle skiers in the nation this week. Beginning today and running through Sunday, Steamboat Ski Area will host the United States Ski and Snowboard Association Freestyle Junior Nationals.

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Steamboat skiers struggle in opening event at Junior Nationals

The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club cross-country team struggled with a long day Monday in the opening event of the United States Skiing Association Cross-Country Junior Nationals in Minneapolis.

Iron Horse Inn may stay under city management

Committee could recommend City Council reject 3 proposals

An evaluation committee likely will recommend next month that city officials accept none of three proposals for operation of the embattled Iron Horse Inn. That means the city of Steamboat Springs could continue as operator of the Iron Horse.

Brian T. Kelly: An open letter to Gov. Hickenlooper

I hope you are enjoying your visit to Steamboat Springs and Northwest Colorado. Today you will take part in a community forum consisting of community service organizations such as Rotary and Kiwanis, as well as the Routt County Board of Commissioners and the Steamboat Springs City Council. Strangely missing from this forum on economic development are representatives from the education community.

Roberta Gill: Make National Nutrition Month count

One of the best ways to improve your health through nutrition is to “Eat Right With Color.” With all of the fruits and vegetables available in grocery stores, it’s easy to create a rainbow of colors on your plate. Aim for five servings of vegetables a day and four servings of fruit.

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Steamboat family organizes snowshoe event to support hydrocephalus research

If you could spend 45 minutes with 6-year-old Sofia Karch, of Steamboat Springs, it’s likely you would never guess she suffers from a neurological condition that makes her grasp on life tenuous.

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Anonymous tip texting program arrives in Routt County

Grand Futures Prevention Coalition is introducing the anonymous Text-A-Tip software in Routt, Moffat and Grand counties. It allows people to send an anonymous text that either a police officer or Routt County Communications Center dispatchers.

Steamboat Briefs: Volunteer reserves offer free emergency training

Northwest Colorado Volunteer Reserves Medical Reserve Corps will host a free training and presentation from 5:30 to 7 p.m. March 24 at Library Hall in Bud Werner Memorial Library.

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Steamboat Springs Middle School named a Colorado Trailblazer School to Watch

Steamboat Springs Middle School was named one of five Colorado Trailblazer Schools to Watch on Monday by the Colorado Association of Middle Level Education.

Best of the Boat results released

At Home in Steamboat Springs hits newsstands today

After tallying 204,744 votes cast by 3,172 readers, the Steamboat Pilot & Today and At Home in Steamboat Springs magazine have released the results from the 2011 Best of the Boat community survey.

Tuesday, March 8

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Army Jazz Ambassadors to play Strings Music Pavilion in Steamboat

More than soldiers of the United States Army, and more than musicians in a top-tier jazz band, the 20 members of the Army Jazz Ambassadors travel the country bringing the heritage of the country to life with Dixieland, big-band and patriotic favorites.

One Steamboat Place developers report foreclosure sale reprieve

Timbers Resorts CEO says banks have put off March 16 sale

Timbers Resorts CEO David Burden said today that banks have postponed a scheduled March 16 public trustee’s sale.

Steamboat skiers face challenging day at Junior Nationals

Cross-country sprint race in Minneapolis proves tough

The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club cross-country team struggled with a long day Monday in the opening event of the United States Skiing Association Cross-Country Junior Nationals. Events continue Wednesday with a classic mass start competition.

Steamboat briefs: Economic Development forum is Friday at Rex’s

The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association’s Economic Development Council presents a forum, Bring ’em Back for More, Managing Customer Relationships, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday at Rex’s American Grill & Bar. The event is the third forum in the council’s 2011 series, Strategies to Grow Your Market Share. E-mail RSVP@steam or call 970-875-7000 to register.

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Jimmy Westlake: The hottest star in the sky

Back in my days as a planetarium director, one of the most unexpected questions I ever got was from a little girl in kindergarten who asked me — in the most innocent voice possible — “What would happen if you ate a star?” Whoa. I had to think fast.

Routt commissioners could ax transfer of development rights

The Routt County Board of Commissioners is expected to make it official this afternoon and put the controversial growth management tool known as the transfer of development rights program in the deep freezer.

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Wynton Marsalis kicks off Strings Music Festival in Steamboat

Jazz trumpeter to perform July 1 in first show of the festival's 24th season

When asked about highlights of the 2011 Strings Music Festival’s summer season, Executive Director Kay Clagett started with its very first show with Wynton Marsalis. The 2011 Strings Music Festival, its 24th season, features an array of stars. The season kicks off July 1.

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Steamboat's CMC Alpine ski team heads to nationals

Team competes in giant slalom Thursday and slalom Saturday

The CMC men's Alpine ski team qualified for the national championships by finishing fourth at the USCSA Western Regional Championships in Bogus Basin, Idaho. Only the top four teams qualified for nationals. Things get started with a giant slalom Thursday.

Steamboat School Board approves calendar after holiday debate

The Steamboat Springs School Board approved the 2011-12 academic year calendar Monday night by a 4-1 vote but not before a discussion about changing the district’s holiday schedule.

The Record for March 6

12:12 a.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Hayden Police Department officers were called to a disturbance between a mother and her son.

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Steamboat's pothole season sinks in

Road crews make temporary fixes amid early thaw

This winter’s drastic freeze-and-thaw cycles have created plenty of potholes on local roads, and drivers might have to spend a few more months avoiding the perilous pits before warmer weather allows lasting fixes.

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Tom Ross: Post-war intrigue in the Alps

This is the story of how, in 1946, Pfc. Ray King helped to return priceless art masterpieces to Italy from an abandoned salt mine in Salzburg, Austria, where the Nazis had stashed them. If it sounds like the plot of a recent Tom Hanks movie, I’m right there with you. But there’s even more.

Monday, March 7

Ski area employee faces charges of felony theft

A Steamboat Ski Area employee arrested Saturday on suspicion of misdemeanor theft later told police that she stole about $1,900 in cash, which means she could be charged with a felony.

Town Challenge races No. 6 and 7 results: Dick Haller Memorial

Town Challenge Race No. 6: Dick Haller Memorial

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Soroco grad wins long jump title as a college freshman

Soroco grad Alex Estes recently won the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference long jump indoor championship with a jump of 23 feet, 8 1/4 inches, and Adams State College jump coach Bran­don Campbell isn’t afraid to put high expectations on Estes.

I-70 improvements moving slowly

Document is start of long process to improve traffic along corridor

The Interstate 70 corridor is in danger because of traffic congestion that negatively impacts the economy, decreases mobility and compromises safety, according to a newly released document. But because the interstate runs through Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, the natural environment is a major concern, and practically a roadblock, for fixing problems along the road, says the report, which was 10 years in the making.

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Luke Graham: It's going to be shorts season soon

Local prep sports teams prepare for warmer weather

It’s hard to imagine that it’s already spring sports season. The winter season seems like it just began. But, alas, spring sports practices officially started a week ago. The Steamboat Springs High School girls tennis team already has played a match.

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Hayden girls hoops draw No. 5 seed in state tournament

The challenges standing between the Hayden High School girls basketball team and a state championship became clear Sunday. The Tigers are slotted as the No. 5 seed in the Great 8 state tournament. They will play at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in Pueblo against No. 4 Evangelical Christian.

Gov. Hickenlooper to visit Steamboat

Hickenlooper to speak to service club members at invite-only event

Gov. John Hickenlooper is scheduled to speak at an invite-only event for local service club members Wednesday in Steamboat Springs, during a swing through Northwest Colorado to discuss topics including economic development. Invites went out late last week to more than 150 members of local service clubs.

The Record for March 5

12:29 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers arrested a 37-year-old Hollywood, Fla., man on suspicion of driving under the influence and failure to drive in lane after being called to a report of a drunken driver from another motorist at Central Park Drive and U.S. Highway 40.

CMC 4-year degree programs moving ahead

College in Steamboat needs final OK to offer bachelor’s

Colorado Mountain College got a boost Friday in its bid to offer four-year degrees. The Colorado Commission on Higher Education approved CMC’s request to offer a limited number of bachelor’s degrees contingent on approval from the Federal Higher Learning Commission.

School lunch menus for March 7 to 11

Routt County school lunch menus for March 7 to 11

Steamboat Briefs: Steamboat Springs School Board to consider calendar at meeting today

The Steamboat Springs School Board will consider tonight whether to approve the 2011-12 academic year calendar for the Steamboat Springs School District.

County Agenda for March 7 and 8

County Agenda for March 7 and 8

Aging Well: Music benefits older adults as therapy, entertainment

Music’s ability to reach us on a deep, emotional level has long fascinated scientists. Some therapies use music to help individuals experiencing or recovering from challenges including autism, Alzheimer’s disease, grief, chronic pain, stroke and depression.

Deb Babcock: Freshen up home with houseplants

Adding aroma and color to your home through the use of houseplants is a wonderful way to freshen your interior spaces, especially during these grey days of winter. For aroma, look for a houseplant with white or light-colored flowers.

Monday Medical: How to prevent colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer is one of the most preventable forms of cancer. That is truly a profound finding, considering the fact that colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States.

Sunday, March 6

Invitation For Bid (IFB) #212 Dust Abatement 2011

The Board of County Commissioners of Routt County, Colorado is soliciting interested and qualified firms (Contractor) to submit bids to supply and apply dust control products to various Routt County Roads in conjunction with the 2011 Dust Abatement Program.

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Routt County racers take on Iditarod

Dog sled race in Alaska begins today for Milner, Oak Creek men

Kris Hoffman and Tom Thurston are scheduled to begin the grueling journey today across 1,049 miles of some of Alaska’s harshest landscapes with some of their closest furry friends. They are competing in the Iditarod, sometimes called “the last great race on Earth.”

Our View: School district consolidation could cut costs

It’s time to consider bold steps in how we educate our children, including a detailed analysis and consideration of consolidating Routt County’s three public school districts into one. School districts across the state are facing another round of difficult budget cuts in the wake of Gov. John Hickenlooper’s proposed $332 million net decrease in state funding for K-12 education next year.

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Plastic bag issues resurface in Steamboat

A film screening last week fueled discussion of renewed efforts to significantly reduce the use of disposable plastic bags in Steamboat Springs. Catherine Carson, of Yampa Valley Recycles, said Wednesday that an ordinance to ban the use of plastic bags in local retail stores or, more likely, charge a fee for their use, could appear before City Council this year.

Changes in Routt County real estate listings tell a story

Charlie Dresen, of High Mountain Sotheby’s Interna­­­tional Realty, advises prospective home buyers and sellers in the Steamboat Springs market to take inventory and absorption rates into account when shopping for property. Understanding inventory can give homebuyers a better feel for negotiating a purchase price, Dresen said.

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Hayden boys basketball ends season at regionals, 64-39

Denver Christian too big for Hayden boys

With strong, experienced guards and a pair of sophomore forwards who grew to fit their big roles, the Hayden High School boys basketball team had little trouble winning the Western Slope League title, its division and the right to play in the regional championship. The Tigers finally found their match, though, falling to Denver Christian, 64-39.

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Yampatika program enhances education in Steamboat

Yampatika environmental literacy program aims to expand learning

Yampatika naturalist Kar­­­en Vail instructed a group of second-graders about animal habitats from a 4-foot-deep hole in the snow Wednesday morning. It was a simple exercise, but one that illustrated how Yampatika’s environmental literacy pilot program is educating local students.

Gary Hofmeister: Where does it come from?

In the past few months, the TV screens have been filled with mobs from various countries protesting cutbacks on their goodies that politicians have promised them to get their support … and re-election. Though it seems this has been perennial for the French, Greece and other European nations have joined in the fun recently. As the demonstrations have gotten uglier, the pundits have been speculating about whether that scene will come here.

Atusa Baghery and Jim Johnsen: Disaster training

The Fourmile Canyon Fire in Boulder County last year forced the evacuation of more than 3,000 residents, destroyed about 170 structures and burned almost 6,200 acres. Many were involved in the relief efforts, including the Medical Reserve Corps of Boulder County. The Medical Reserve Corps volunteers escorted victims to find services, permits and information about site cleanup. They assisted with a tetanus clinic for returning homeowners. Moreover, during long-term recovery efforts, they conducted intake interviews with fire victims utilizing their psychological first aid training.

Pete Wither: Bomar’s benefit

Three cheers for the fantastic benefit for Gregg “Bomar” Tipton’s family that the Steamboat Ski Patrol put together Feb. 26 at Olympian Hall. As always, they showed their true grit in supporting the ski patrol “family” in a time of great need, just as they help the public on Mount Werner. The success of this venture is a tribute to their organization.

Sam Mamet: Dubord shout-out

I want to thank the Steamboat Pilot & Today for its wonderful Wendy Dubord shout-out (“Our View: DuBord’s leadership worth recognition,” Feb. 2 Steamboat Today). Wendy represents the very best in public service in the city management profession. Her quiet dedication and professionalism have long been recognized by her peers. And, of course, we join the community in wishing Jon Roberts a continued speedy recovery. Sam Mamet

Economy of words: Stuart Orzach

I commend Scott Ford for steering the economic development discussion in a good direction by calling for a definition of terms (What will the economy look like in 10 years? March 2 Steamboat Today).

John F. Russell: Hooked on Heavy Medal

Twelve days touring islands in the Pacific Ocean might seem like a vacation for some, but for Steamboat Springs resident Mike Lane, the trip is not about getting away. This trip is about giving back and, in some ways, going back. Lane, public relations director for Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp., will head out on the Armed Forces Entertainment’s Heavy Medal III tour from April 29 to May 10.

Joel Reichenberger: Tigers proved me wrong

Before the season, I’d have told you this Hayden High School boys basketball team should walk away from a loss in the regional championship game happy to have been good enough to play in the regional championship game. It’s hard not to feel a little disappointed now that the team has, in fact, lost in the regional championship game, however.

Laurie Hallenbeck: Hayden Town Talk for March 6

Laurie Hallenbeck: Hayden Town Talk for March 6

Lila Rider: Oak Creek/Phippsburg news for March 6

Lila Rider: Oak Creek/Phippsburg news for March 6

Steamboat briefs: VNA offers $14 meningococcal vaccines

For a limited time, Northwest Colorado Visiting Association is offering the meningococcal vaccine for $14 for adults and $14 or less for children. The vaccine is available at any of the VNA’s drop-in clinics, or call at 970-879-1632 or 970-824-8233 to schedule an appointment.

The Record for March 4

The Record for March 4

The Jail Report for Feb. 26 to March 4

The Jail Report for Feb. 26 to March 4

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Luxury homes part of the market in Stagecoach

The unincorporated South Routt County neighborhood of Stagecoach has been known throughout 2010 for strong buys on distressed lake-view homes. But the fact that there are luxury homes tucked into the aspen trees in Stagecoach came to the forefront last week, when a home of nearly 7,000 square feet in the gated Meadows at Stagecoach subdivision sold for $2 million

Real estate transactions for Feb. 25 to March 3

Real estate transactions for Feb. 25 to March 3

On the Market: County January sales dollars off 7.5 percent

The number of real estate sales in Routt County in January was up 25 percent to 136, according to Bruce Carta, of Land Title Guarantee Co., yet overall dollar volume was down 7.52 percent to $46 million.

Shannon Winegarner: Flowers bring hope

It is that time of year again when we eagerly look forward to longer days, warmer temperatures, melting snow and daffodils.

Saturday, March 5

Steamboat tennis team opens season with win

Steamboat got wins today from singles players Christi Valicenti, Claire Parsons and Rachelle Steele-Cerone. The No. 1 doubles team of Ali Diehl and Lauren Siegel and the No. 3 doubles team of Ellie Bender and Rachel Grubbs also won.

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Downhill skiing the newest offering at Three Forks Ranch

Three Forks Ranch is a place designed to make one feel alone. Alone never felt better than it does standing atop Three Forks Mountain and then flying down its untouched snow-covered flanks, however. Already offering nearly every outdoor activity its staff could dream up, Three Forks set out this winter to add a big one: downhill skiing.

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Hayden girls basketball headed to state after 58-47 regional win

The Tigers were on life support midway through Saturday’s regional championship game against Swink. They exploded in the second half, however, took the lead in the fourth quarter and cruised to a 58-47 win against Swink. The Tigers will play Thursday in the first round of the three-day state tournament.


COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 10-293 Original Grantor(s): Thomas R Seybold and Kristin A Seybold Original Beneficiary(ies): JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.


COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 10-298 Original Grantor(s): Kevin C. McCormick and Mary McCormick a/k/a Mary A. McCormick Original Beneficiary(ies): TD Banknorth, N.A.


COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 10-294 Original Grantor(s): Joseph A. Bartasius and Ann K. Bartasius Original Beneficiary(ies): Capital Mortgage Advisor, Llc


COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 10-295 Original Grantor(s): Daniel R. Storry, II and Johrene Meyers Story Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for GMAC Mortgage, LLC f/k/a


NOTICE IS HEREBY, GIVEN that the Steamboat Springs City Council on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, adopted the following ordinances on second and final reading: ORDINANCE: 2374 through ORDINANCE: 2377

Steamboat Springs Board of Adjustment meeting April 21, 2011.

The Steamboat Springs Board of Adjustment will not hold a meeting on March 17, 2011. The next regular meeting is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, April 21, 2011.


DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION NOTICE OF FINAL DECISION TORIAN PLUM CONDOS UNITS 201-801 #MEM-11-01 Applicant: Torian Plum Condos Units 201-801 c/o Scott Nunnery, Eric Smith Associates, 1919 7th Street, Boulder, CO 80302 (303) 442-5458 Location of Development: 1855 Ski Time Square, Units 201-801 Type of Application: Minor Exterior Modification General Description: A Minor Exterior Modification application to enclose seven existing open decks that are vertically stacked on the west face of the southern tower of the Torian Plum.

The Powder Room #COU-10-01

APPEAL: Clocktower Commercial Condominiums Units C1, C2 & C3 (The Powder Room) #COU-10-01 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 Services: Applicant: Scott Agnew, PO Box 775345, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477. (303) 521-3938 Location of Development: 1724 Ski Time Square Drive (units C1,C2,C3) Type of Application: Appeal of Director's Decision General Description: Appeal of Director's Decision to approve the change of use from vacant office use to Nightclub.

Text Amendment to the CDC

DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION PUBLIC HEARING Text Amendment to the CDC - On Site Real Estate Office #TXT-11-03

Oak Creek Water Improvements Invitation to Bid

SECTION 00010 INVITATION TO BID Sealed bids will be received from qualified General Contractors by the Town of Oak Creek, Colorado at the town hall facility, 129 Nancy Crawford Blvd., Oak Creek, Colorado 80467, for: OAK CREEK WATER TANK IMPROVEMENTS March 31, 2011 at 2:00pm.


COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 10-299 Original Grantor(s): Scott A. Gansmann and Michelle R. Gansmann Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for American Brokers Conduit


COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 10-296 Original Grantor(s): Richard C Longlott Original Beneficiary(ies): Washington Mutal Bank, FA

ACTIVITY #: PP2011-007

ACTIVITY #: PP2011-007 PETITIONER: PEABODY SAGE CREEK MINING, LLC PETITION: Preapplication for a 23.3 acre expansion of Red Rock Gravel Pit

ACTIVITY #: PS2010-001

ACTIVITY #: PS2010-001 PETITIONER: TREE HAUS METROPOLITAN DISTRICT PETITION: Exemption from Subdivision Regulations for Public Purposes to establish the Tree Haus water treatment plant parcel LOCATION/LEGAL: Tract in North ½ Northeast ¼ Section 29-6-85. 0.34 acres - located on the South side of Mt Werner Road East of Tree Haus Subdivision & County Road 14.



Case Number: 11C13

This petition requests that the name of Gayle Ethel Noonan be changed to Gayle Ethel Lehman.


COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 10-213 Original Grantor(s): Luke A. Berlet and Carissa Berlet Original Beneficiary(ies): Steamboat Gmac Real Estate and Steamboat Home Mort

FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 10-213 CRS §38-38-103

COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 10-213 Original Grantor(s): Luke A. Berlet and Carissa Berlet Original Beneficiary(ies): Steamboat Gmac Real Estate and Steamboat Home Mort


COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 10-301 Original Grantor(s): Sonya S. Damore and Max T. Damore Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., acting solely as nominee for CitiMortgage, Inc.


COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 10-300 Original Grantor(s): David B. Marx and Regina L. Marx Original Beneficiary(ies): First National Bank of the Rockies


PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing on the following ordinance will be held on the 7th day of April, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hayden Town Hall at 178 West Jefferson Avenue, Hayden, Colorado: ORDINANCE NO. 639 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CURRENTLY EFFECTIVE BUILDING CODES, PREVIOUSLY ADOPTED BY THE TOWN OF HAYDEN TO CONFORM TO THE INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE, 2006 EDITION, INCLUDING APPENDIX CHAPTERS C AND J;



Case Number: 11 PR 6

Estate of John Edvard Thorup, Deceased Case Number: 11 PR 6 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to X District Court of Routt, County, Colorado or Denver Probate Court of the City and County of Denver, Colorado on or before July 21, 2011*, or the claims may be forever barred.


Notice is hereby given that the work for the Steamboat Springs Redevelopment Authority relating to the 2010 BASE AREA IMPROVEMENTS project is essentially complete. Notice is hereby given to all creditors of DUCKELS CONSTRUCTION, 3500 Duckels Ct., Steamboat Springs, CO 80487, the Contractor, that FINAL PAYMENT will be made by the OWNER to the Contractor on or following March 17, 2011.

Jet A Refueling Truck Request For Proposals

The City of Steamboat Springs is soliciting proposals from qualified vendors to supply and deliver, FOB Steamboat Springs, Colorado, one (1) Jet A Refueling Truck for use at the Steamboat Springs Airport.

2011 STRIPING PROJECT pavement marking

2011 STRIPING PROJECT ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Separate sealed BIDS for the 2011 STRIPING PROJECT will be received by the City of Steamboat Springs at City Hall Offices, 137 10th Street, PO Box 775088, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477, until 1:00 PM prevailing time on March 17, 2011, when bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bids received after the deadline or delivered to the wrong location will be returned to the Bidder unopened.

36 CFR Part 215

Hahns Peak/Bears Ears District Ranger, Jamie Kingsbury, has signed a Decision Notice and Finding of No Significant Impact to authorize changes to existing snowmobile grooming and parking near Columbine, Colorado. The District Ranger selected Alternative 2, the Proposed Action with minor adjustments, of the Environmental Assessment for the Columbine Access Project. The decision includes establishment of a new winter trailhead and parking area, and moving a portion of the groomed snowmobile trail from Steamboat Lake State Park to Forest Service lands north of Columbine, Colorado. This decision complies with Forest Plan direction and all applicable laws and regulations.



Court Case 10CV23)

SHERIFF'S COMBINED NOTICE OF SALE (Routt County District Court Case 10CV23) To Whom it May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described judgment: Original Judgment Debtor:The Phoenix Trust Original Judgment Creditor: The Rockies Condominium Association, Inc., a Colorado nonprofit corporation Current holder owner of the Judgment and/or lien: The Rockies Condominium Association, Inc., a Colorado nonprofit corporation

CDMG Permit No. C-94-082

Seneca Coal Company LLC, 37796 Routt County Road 53, P.O. Box 670, Hayden, Colorado 81639, (CDMG Permit No. C-94-082, approved August 5, 1995) intends to request release of Phase II bond liability on 628.6 acres of its reclaimed lands at the Yoast Mine. A self bond in the amount of $4,305,484 is currently in place and $2,154,845 is being requested for release. Those portions of the mine for which Phase II bond release is requested were topsoiled and revegetated from the beginning of reclamation through 2007 in accordance with the Colorado Division of Minerals and Geology (CDMG) rules and regulations.

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Steamboat snowboarder Ladley wins Grand Prix stop

19-year-old snowboarder Matt Ladley picked up his first Sprint U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix win Saturday at Mammoth Mountain in California, out-dueling some of the top names in the sport. He now will head to Vermont for the U.S. Open before leaving for the March 16 to 18 Winter X Games Europe in Tignes, France.

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More than 240 participate in annual Steamboat Pentathlon

Barkley Robinson, Hannah Williams win men's, women's standard course races

The endurance challenge known as the Steamboat Pentathlon entered its 20th year Saturday. And with the Steamboat Springs staple comes all sorts of competitors. There were first-timers, veterans and the guy in town who wins every race. And then there was 6-year-old Erik Belshaw. He completed the short course by himself.

The Record for March 3

The Record for March 3

Steamboat briefs: Board of Realtors offers scholarships to students

The Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors is awarding scholarships to Routt County high school students who want to continue their education.

Steamboat girls tennis opens season today

Coach: Roster still in flux as Steamboat team faces Thompson Valley in opener

The high school girls tennis season opens this morning when Steamboat Springs hosts Thompson Valley in the first match of the year. With more than 30 players out for the Steamboat team, most of whom are returning from last year’s squad, the girls are ready to get rolling and excited about the upcoming season.

US Nordic combined skiers 6th in Norway

No medals for the Steamboat-led squad at Worlds

The U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team couldn’t overcome a 1 minute, 4 second deficit after the jumping portion of Friday’s final World Championships event in Norway, finishing sixth as a team and ending the weeklong competition without any team or individual medals.

Hayden boys blast past Del Norte, face tough test today

The Hayden High School boys basketball team got 16 points from Mark Doolin and 15 from Brandon Ray on Friday to put away Del Norte and earn a spot in the regional finals game, set for 12:30 p.m. today in Grand Junction. Hayden beat Del Norte, 66-44.

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Hayden girls hoops ready for regional title game at 1 p.m. today after 60-35 win

A powerful second-half per­­formance Friday lifted the Hay­den High School girls basketball team to today’s regional championship game in Durango. The Tigers flew past Custer County, 60-35, blowing the game open in the second half.

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Tom Ross: Time to ride the bluegrass train

Sam Bush may be the unofficial mayor of Telluride and prince of that town’s bluegrass festival, but he’s the grand poobah of March Steam-Grass in Ski Town USA. I’ve lost track of how many times Bush has plucked his mandolin and performed his own brand of bluegrass during an outdoor show in Steamboat Springs, but it’s always good to see him return.

Forest Service to move Routt County trail

Plan relocates snowmobile path to bypass historic Columbine

The U.S. Forest Service announced Friday that it has reached a final decision to move 2.5 miles of a popular snowmobile trail linking Steamboat Lake State Park to the National Forest in order to bypass the historic gold mining community of Columbine.

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Events in Routt County this weekend

From the Front Range of Colorado, the power-rock trio Interstate Stash Express plays in the vein of the Jimi Hendrix Experience and Uncle Tupelo, a fusion they like to call “psychedelic Americana.” The band plays at 9:30 p.m. today at Old Town Pub. Tickets are $5.

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Snowpack above average in Northwest Colorado

Streamflows assured with water content at highest level in 14 years

The snowpack in the mountains of Northwest Colorado stands at 124 percent of average and at the highest level for March 1 in 14 years, making above average flows in area streams and rivers a likelihood during the summer months.

Friday, March 4

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Police: Steamboat Springs man tried to kill wife

Steamboat resident faces attempted murder, assault charges

Bail has been set at $500,000 for a Steamboat Springs man accused of trying to kill his wife Thursday night. William “Billy” Gustav Klett, 44, is facing charges of attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault and second-degree assault. Police said Klett was at his home Thursday night despite a restraining order forbidding him to have contact with his wife.

U.S. Nordic combined closes out World Championships without a medal

The Americans couldn’t overcome a 1:04 deficit after the jumping portion of today’s final World Championships event in Norway, finishing sixth as a team and ending the weeklong competition without any team or individual medals.

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Pentathlon returns to Steamboat today for 20th anniversary

Registration closed for 20th annual event in downtown Steamboat

The popular Steamboat Pentathlon event — a multi-sport test that requires running in some form for about 50 percent of its grueling length — returns at 10 a.m. today to the base of Howelsen Hill for its 20th anniversary with a field considerably larger than it’s recently seen. Nearly 260 competitors have registered.

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Ericksen Cycles wins award at homemade bike show

Steamboat shop earns win for 3rd year

Kent Eriksen never makes a specific bike for a show. So as the 2011 North American Handmade Bicycle Show drew closer and Eriksen needed a bike to show, he turned to something unique, and most important, functional.

Steamboat briefs: Chelsea’s Restaurant in Oak Creek prepares to close

Starting today, Chelsea’s Restaurant in Oak Creek will be selling most of its food and beverage inventory at 2003 prices as it prepares to close. No closing date for the restaurant has been set.

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Cody Heartz: 'Hell's Bottom' a textured portrait of family life

Author Laura Pritchett grew up on a ranch in Northern Colorado, and you can tell she’s called on firsthand experience to write her collection of short fiction, “Hell’s Bottom, Colorado.” The stories chronicle the separate experiences of each member of the extended Cross family as they try to sustain themselves as ranchers in present-day Northern Colorado.

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Routt County events calendar for March 4 to 10

Back in Steamboat by popular demand, this award-winning documentary, "Mzungu," by local filmmaker Shane Gilbert explores the journey of four Coloradans who set out for Uganda to “save the world,” and instead, unite a community to work together for authentic, meaningful change, while also changing themselves forever.

First Friday Artwalk listings in Steamboat

First Friday Artwalk listings in Steamboat

Annual Moonshine Wine & Dine fundraiser March 12

Event to benefit Yampa Valley Science School

Longtime Rocky Mountain Youth Corps Board of Directors member Cathy Wiedemer said there’s never been a better time for the annual Moonshine Wine & Dine fundraiser. Proceeds from the fifth annual fundraiser benefit the organization’s Yampa Valley Science School.

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Brent Boyer: Transparency and availability are ‘powerful tools’

Two people showed up to the Steamboat Pilot & Today’s inaugural Coffee and a Newspaper gathering Feb. 2. The second attempt was Wednesday morning, and from a numerical perspective, it was a resounding success. We had a 300 percent increase in community attendance.

New rules to protect trout in Yampa River

Rainbow trout spawning areas, or redds, in a stretch of the Yampa River below Stagecoach Reservoir are protected under new regulations that went into effect Jan. 1, the Colorado Division of Wildlife reported this week. Posted spawning areas in the Yampa are closed to fishing from the Stagecoach Dam downstream to Lake Catamount.

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Steamboat artist Michelle Ideus uses bold colors to bring horses to life

Local painter Michelle Ideus' work will be on display at Colorado Group Realty this month, and a reception is being held from 5 to 8 p.m. today during First Friday Artwalk. Ideus uses acrylics, paper and other mediums to add dimension and texture to her horse portraits and landscapes.

Arianthé C. Stettner: Piñon Canon: The rest of the story

Ranching is a key Colorado industry, and like skiing and mining, it’s synonymous with Routt County. No matter where you live, you are never far from a ranch. Protecting our heritage, economy and quality of life is at the heart of historic preservation. It is why Colorado Preservation and its local partner, Historic Routt County, think that keeping ranching viable is one of the most important preservation battles we face.

The Record for March 2

The Record for March 2

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Strawberry Park student wins Steamboat Ski Area safety poster contest

Sarah Heineke recognized for urging skiers and riders to stay in bounds

Strawberry Park Elementary School fifth-grader Sarah Heineke was awarded the grand prize in the 11th annual Steamboat SlopeWise Safety Poster Contest — a free ski pass for next season.

Thursday, March 3

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Google’s Street View feature to show Steamboat trails

Users of Google Maps soon will be able to make virtual turns on some of the most popular groomed trails at Steamboat Ski Area. Using a snowmobile outfitted with a panoramic camera system, a contractor hired by Google mapped the trails from a skier’s perspective Tuesday.

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Fire crews, veterinarians rescue horse Wednesday near Steamboat

Palomino OK after falling in deep snow in Whitewood area

Firefighters, veterinarians and others conducted a complex rescue effort to save a horse stuck at the bottom of a ravine as snow fell heavily Wednesday night south of Steamboat Springs. The rescue of the horse, which owners found tangled in brush and immobilized by snow up to its chest, provided a successful test for crews responding to large-animal situations and could spur more training for such events in the future.

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Former Steamboat Ski Area employee charged with making bomb threat

Routt County Sheriff Garrett Wiggins said Patrick Steven Jackson, 25, is suspected of sending an e-mail to Ski Corp. in which it was implied that there were explosives on a ski lift.

The Record for March 1, 2011

2:08 a.m. Officers were called to a report of a moose blocking a person’s front door in the 400 block of Ore House Plaza. The moose moved.

Steamboat Briefs: Hayden to consider license transfer at meeting tonight

The Hayden Town Council is scheduled to consider tonight whether to transfer the HiWay Bar liquor license to new operators Kendal and Andrea Wheat, of the Wheat Corp., from Fawna Odom.

Hayden girls basketball team sets eyes on the state championship

Second-seeded Hayden plays at 7 p.m. Friday against third-seeded Custer County at Durango High School. If Hayden wins, it will play No. 1 Dolores or No. 4 Swink at 1 p.m. Saturday.

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Hayden boys basketball team set for regional run, starting Friday

Hayden opens play in the regional tournament at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Mesa State College in Grand Junction against Del Norte. A win there would set up a monumental showdown at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, most likely against Denver Christian (18-3).

Substance abuse prevention group to survey residents

Grand Futures to use results to create youth programming

Grand Futures Prevention Coalition will use results from local surveys to create programming that supports its efforts to promote healthy lifestyles through alternatives to substance abuse for local youths.

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Mardi Gras party to benefit children with autism

The Yampa Valley Autism Program presents its annual fundraiser, the Masquerade Ball, from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. The executive director said the program offers services to about 60 families.

Little viking Wednesday Night Jump Series Results for March 2

Little viking Wednesday Night Jump Series Results

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Ski Mardi Gras festival begins Friday at Steamboat Ski Area

Event includes free concerts from Sam Bush and Jojo's Mardi Gras Band

The four-day Ski Mardi Gras festival starts Friday and features a parade, activities, food and drink specials and two free outdoor concerts. Jojo’s Mardi Gras Band will play a free concert Saturday.

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Foreclosure looms for One Steamboat Place as investors insist deal will be reached

The foreclosure sale related to nearly $100 million in unpaid construction debt at One Steamboat Place is two weeks away, and the deadline has passed for the original investors to cure or redeem the matter. But Timbers Resorts CEO David Burden said he and the development’s investors continue to work with the lending banks and expect to reach an agreement.

Wednesday, March 2

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Downtown Steamboat businesses shuffle near Seventh Street

Tuesday night’s approval of a real estate office on Lincoln Avenue near Seventh Street was part of a chain reaction of businesses preparing to shuffle locations at Howelsen Place and Old Town Square.

Steamboat sales tax collections dip in January

One-time payment of $90,000 a year ago skews figures

City sales tax collections dropped nearly 2 percent in January compared with January 2010, but a one-time payment of about $90,000 a year ago skews that comparison and could hide an actual uptick in January business, a city official said Wednesday.

Lodwick 5th, Demong 6th in World Championships

Steamboat Springs’ Todd Lodwick and teammate Billy Demong narrowly missed the podium in the large hill Nordic combined competition in on Wednesday in Oslo, Norway.

Sheriff Si Woodruff: Thanks for the help after Sand Peak avalanche

Two weekends ago our community unfortunately needed the services from the Routt and Moffat county search and rescue teams. One of our community citizens, a 19-year-old snowmobiler, was out with a friend and was caught up in a large avalanche on Sand Peak south of Meeker. His friend tried unsuccessfully to find and dig him out but was forced to leave the scene to seek help.

Scott Ford: What do we want our economy to look like in 10 years?

Any discussion that deals with the possibility of remotely improving the local economy is being considered economic development. For example, approving the building of a new Walgreens was called economic development. Let's define our terms.

Our View: DuBord’s leadership worth recognition

Wendy DuBord deserves recognition for filling in during Jon Roberts' recovery.

The Record for Feb. 28, 2011

1:27 a.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies made a traffic stop and arrested a 28-year-old Steamboat Springs man on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

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Jimmy Westlake: Leo appears to the east to usher in spring

Some folks rely on Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog, to tell them when spring will arrive. Me? I just watch for the stars of Leo the Lion to appear over the eastern mountains just as the sun sets in the west.

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Police: Wildlife contact in Steamboat is concerning

The season’s heavy snowfall has coaxed more wildlife into Steamboat Springs city limits, making incidents — like one Sunday where a 91-year-old man was trying to feed a moose apple slices out of his hand — more common. It also has wildlife officials concerned about the interaction between humans and animals. “It’s not a petting zoo out there,” a DOW official said.

Steamboat Briefs: Yampa Town Board meets today at Yampa Town Hall

The Yampa Town Board will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. today at Yampa Town Hall, 261 Moffat Ave.

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Joanne Palmer: Back in the saddle

Psychosis leads to bike commitment

Spring training is here! In a moment of temporary psychosis, I wangled a press pass for myself for Ride the Rockies. I committed myself and my true love to a petite pedal 412 miles through the Colorado mountains and up five mountain passes.

Brooks Kellogg trial date pushed back

Steamboat Springs devloper's March 7 date vacated; March 15 hearing to address dismissal

The murder-for-hire trial of part-time Steamboat Springs resident Brooks Kellogg has been postponed from its March 7 start date. Now, a March 15 hearing will address his defense’s motion for dismissal of the charges.

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Carlito the neglected horse has found a Routt County home

Carlito the horse has gained another 30 pounds or so in the past few weeks. He even gets to romp around a pasture at Sidney Peak Ranch. And today, after recovering for more than a month from starvation and neglect, he will be taken to his new home.

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Strawberry Park 5th-graders learn about worms

Guest speaker Chris Bradley asked a slimy question in Karen Goodman’s fifth-grade classroom at Strawberry Park Elementary School on Tuesday, and it led to lessons in math, sustainability and biology.

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Sunshine Kids helps youths with cancer get back to normal on Steamboat slopes

When 14-year-old Leslie Figueroa was diagnosed with leukemia two years ago, she was sick, vomiting daily and was in and out of the hospital. This week she is among 25 participants in the Sunshine Kids Winter Games in Steamboat Springs.

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Steamboat U19 girls hockey team claims 2nd state championship

The Steamboat Springs girls U19 hockey team entered the Mountain States Girls Hockey League tournament as the consensus No. 1 team, with a bull’s-eye on its chest. What transpired was four games won by one goal, the final taking two overtimes for Steamboat to wrap up its second consecutive state title.

City Council discusses possiblity of $11M cycling grant

A potential $11 million windfall for tourism-related biking infrastructure in Steamboat Springs, if granted by a state commission, would come with plenty of caveats and questions that remain to be answered.

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Alpine skiing qualifiers

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Alpine skiing qualifiers

Steamboat freestyle moguls team races well in Vermont

Steamboat Springs freestyle moguls skier Lane Stoltzner secured her first NorAm podium during the weekend in a dual moguls event in Killington, Vt.

Sports Club Nordic athletes shine at Junior Olympics

The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Nordic ski team picked up a barrage of podium finishes last week at the 2011 Junior Olympics in Salisbury, Conn.

Tuesday, March 1

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Worldly Steamboat lunches to have less sodium

Steamboat Springs School District Nutritional Services Director Max Huppert wants to diversify what students eat. Huppert’s March menu for all schools includes fare from across the globe. Since Huppert took over four years ago, he’s been trying to incorporate healthier lunch options for students.

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Tom Ross: Rewarding work in Chiang Mai

Steamboat graduate tells of work in Thailand

One of my ongoing regrets is that all too often I, and perhaps much of the community, lose track of Steamboat Springs’ young adults once they graduate from high school and head off into the big world. So, the e-mail I received from Laura Philip in February was most welcome.

Steamboat City Council to discuss water, cycling tonight

Steamboat could apply for state tax dollars for infrastructure

City officials will spend a winter evening talking about two important summertime draws: water sports and cycling. Water attorney Fritz Holleman will provide a broad update to the Steamboat Springs City Council tonight about statewide water issues and discuss recommendations to improve city water rights and resources.

DNA evidence linked suspect to 2008 Lyon Drug burglary in Steamboat

New legislation and a wool sock led to an arrest Monday in a nearly three-year-old burglary case. Steven B. Kreis, 26, of Dillon, turned himself in Monday at Routt County Jail. The Steamboat Springs Police Department had issued a warrant for Kreis’ arrest based on DNA evidence taken from Lyon Drug Store after a May 1, 2008, burglary.

The Record for Feb. 27

The Record for Feb. 27

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Steamboat gets Iron Horse Inn proposals

3 potential managers of Iron Horse are local; 1 suggests use other than hotel

All three proposals for new management of the Iron Horse Inn have local ties, and one includes a use other than a hotel, city officials said Monday. Anne Small, the city’s purchasing and risk manager, said a committee will interview potential new managers for the embattled inn Monday.

Steamboat briefs: South Routt County libraries are looking for new patrons

South Routt County librarians are encouraging residents to stop by the libraries in Yampa and Oak Creek to sign up for membership or to update their membership information.

Seminars in Steamboat series loaded

Seminars at Steamboat’s 2011 summer schedule has added an outspoken speaker on the nation’s fiscal crisis plus a former ambassador to Afghanistan and Iraq this week. The additions boost the lecture series to five events. The series, which attracts hundreds to the Strings Music Pavilion on Thursday nights, begins during the third week in July.