News for Wednesday, May 4, 2011

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Strings School Days to wrap up with 2 shows

Simon Boyar will lead 8 ensembles during performances Thursday and Friday

After three visits to Steamboat in two years, Simon Boyar will lead eight local ensembles in a final concert for Strings School Days Thursday and Friday. The concerts are free, but reservations are required.

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Steamboat girls soccer shuts out Moffat County, 2-0, on road

Sailors sweep season series against Bulldogs with win

Steamboat Springs High School faced off with its league rival at Loudy-Simpson Park in Craig on Wednesday, winning 2-0. Steamboat ends its regular season on the road with games in Delta today and Palisade on Friday.

Man agrees to 6 months in jail in library stabbing

Adam Huber pleaded no contest to misdemeanor assault

The man who admitted in Routt County Court on Wednesday that he stabbed a teenager’s hand during a fight April 4 has been sentenced to six months in jail.

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Holden Young will bring world beats to Cinco de Mayo party

Addition of an Afro-Cuban percussionist adds new flavor to the mix

Holden Young Trio, featuring special guest John Bunting on Afro-Cuban percussion, plays a Cinco de Mayo party at 9 p.m. today at Ghost Ranch Saloon. The show is free.

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Program encourages students to walk, bike to school

Parent volunteers said more than 200 students who attend Strawberry Park and Soda Creek elementary schools, Steamboat Springs Middle School and Lowell Whiteman Primary School participated in the Hike and Bike to School program. The program started last week and will take place Wednesdays throughout the school year.

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Routt County's Buffalo Pass snowpack sets all-time state record

Water content on on Continental Divide near Steamboat Springs is the most ever recorded in state

State conservationists say the 6 feet of water standing in the form of snow on the Continental Divide near Steamboat Springs is unprecedented in the record books.

One Steamboat Place foreclosure sale delayed a 3rd time

Routt County Public Trustee Jeanne Whiddon confirmed today that the scheduled foreclosure sale of the unsold condominiums in One Steamboat Place has been postponed a third time, until May 25.

Steamboat rec sports league registrations due Thursday

Teams and individuals must register for summer recreational leagues by 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Break-ins, thefts reported in downtown Steamboat

Several downtown businesses were broken into early this morning, according to the Steamboat Springs Police Department.

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Fire engulfs downtown Steamboat garage

No one was hurt in a fire Wednesday morning that destroyed a garage attached to a home in downtown Steamboat Springs. Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue estimated there was $100,000 in damage.

Heavy Medal Tour III: Off to Japan

The Armed Forces Entertainment HEAVY Medal III Team has arrived here in this small seaport town to spend time with a very special group of US Army Service Members. " We haven't had anyone visit us in at least 6 months so you guys coming is like Christmas in May for our Soldiers," said David Ricks, Kure Lodging and Club Manager to the Akizuki/83rd Ordinance Battalion - U.S. Army. "There are less then 60 US Army Soldiers Stationed here and with the relief effort we've been tasked, half the base is up north on any given Monday. We are all so pumped to spend time with you all, thanks for coming."

Steamboat City Council approves plan for West End deed restrictions

Future requests to go to city manager

City officials gave final approval Tuesday night to the removal of some deed restrictions on a West End Village home and set a two-year window for future requests, illustrating a willing but cautious approach to changing affordable housing policies.

Sailors boys lacrosse to host playoff game against Rock Canyon

For the third straight year, the Colorado High School Activities Association awarded the Steamboat Springs High School boys lacrosse team the No. 16 seed and a first-round home playoff game. Steamboat will play 17th-seeded Rock Canyon, a team that beat the Sailors this season, 11-7.

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Bear snags chicken dinner from 2 Steamboat coops

‘Great big bear that’s hungry’ chows down at downtown properties

A downtown bear apparently has a fancy for poultry and has gone to destructive lengths to get it. Peter Kenney rents a home near Soda Creek Elementary School and was awoken early Thursday to the shocking sound coming from an electric fence surrounding his chicken coop.

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Joanne Palmer: A mother appreciates her mother

Remember the power of mothers every day

Fourteen years ago, if there were an award for “Exhausted, Confused New Mother,” I would have won. When I wasn’t nursing or changing a diaper, I spent large blocks of time in my bathrobe crying, or sitting on the couch staring vacantly into space.

Senior Awards Ceremony event scheduled for Friday

For the first time, Routt County Council on Aging is hosting a Senior Awards Ceremony, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center.

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CMC student hosts art show inspired by wanderlust

Photography exhibition at Steaming Bean features photos from road trip

Photographer and Colorado Mountain College student Nick Glimenakis will have his work featured this month in a show at Steaming Bean Coffee Co. in downtown Steamboat Springs. Glimenakis will host an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. today.

Del Herman, suspect in dog shooting, appears in court

A man who has admitted to police that he shot a dog that later died in the Indian Trails neighborhood in March appeared in Routt County Court on Tuesday.

Hayden police investigate Monday night car crimes

The Hayden Police Department is looking for a person or people who broke into several cars Monday night.

Yampa Town Board to hold monthly meeting Wednesday night

At its monthly meeting at 7 Wednesday night at Yampa Town Hall, the Yampa Town Board is scheduled to hear reports and consider actions on several upcoming events.

Education Fund Board to discuss consolidation study

The Education Fund Board is scheduled to discuss Wednesday night whether to pay for a study to examine consolidating the three Routt County school districts.

The Record for Monday, May 2

7:26 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a dog going through trash in Butcherknife Alley.

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Transition Steamboat to share solar array possibilities

Sharing equipment lowers investment and can lead to returns

Yampa Valley residents can learn tonight how they could someday buy a share of a community solar array for as little as $500 and even look forward to a return on their investment.

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Rocky Mountain Dance presents annual recital

Rocky Mountain Dance’s annual recital is this weekend, featuring 150 local youths ages 3 to 18. The shows are at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Steamboat Springs High School auditorium. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children and are available at the door.

Steamboat workshop teaches parents how to talk about sex

Therapist to offer guidance in free session

When it comes to talking to teenagers about sex, therapist Elizabeth Clark said there’s no wrong thing to say. She said parents just need to say it. The Routt County Youth Services Coalition Parent Empowerment Task Force and Routt County Department of Human Services are sponsoring a workshop. It is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. in Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library.

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Jimmy Westlake: Planets gather in the May sky

Venus, Jupiter, Mars and Mercury will appear to come near each other

During May, our predawn sky will be buzzing with activity as the planets Mercury, Venus, Mars and Jupiter huddle together and glide past each other in apparent near collisions. The chance to see several bright planets in such a tight grouping is a remarkable sight and one that you will not soon forget.

‘Spring Awakening’ offers Steamboat a musical treat

Under the exceptionally able direction of Marie Carmichael, the Yampa Valley Singers, The Steamboat Chamber Singers and The Steamboat Strings Quartet groups, joined by additional instrumentalists, dancers, children singers, a narrator and a slideshow, presented “Spring Awakening” on Saturday and Sunday.

Our View: When the shoe doesn’t fit

No matter what readers think of Ryan Wood’s plans to establish a small guest ranch and an events center on Sweetwood Ranch along the Elk River, we think you’ll agree that county officials should never have let him get nine weeks into the public hearing process before informing him last week that his plans don’t fit county regulations.

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Bulldogs sweep Sailors at home, strengthen playoff case

Ben Williams has been a driving force for the Moffat County High School baseball team all season. On Tuesday, in a double header against Steamboat Springs High School, Williams didn’t disappoint. The Hayden High School senior hit a walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the fifth inning to give the Bulldogs a 13-0 victory on their home diamond at Craig Middle School.