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.
It is that time of year again when we eagerly look forward to longer days, warmer temperatures, melting snow and daffodils.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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
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
Lila Rider: Oak Creek/Phippsburg news for March 6
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 Jail Report for Feb. 26 to March 4
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.”
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Real estate transactions for Feb. 25 to March 3