News for Friday, March 18, 2011



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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.

Steamboat briefs: Grand Futures seeking community survey respondents

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

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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.

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.

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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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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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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.