News for Tuesday, November 15, 2011



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Steamboat Springs High School drama troupe presents 'Spelling Bee'

Olive Ostrovsky is a timid preteen who loves to read the dictionary. She speaks softly but feels at home under the lights and pressure of her school’s spelling bee.

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1 week left till Steamboat Ski Area opens

With opening day only a week away, Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. officials are asking skiers and riders to stay off Mount Werner. “We would discourage people from being up there and making turns,” said Doug Allen, vice president of mountain operations for Ski Corp.

Routt County United Way bumps fundraising day to $20K

Routt County United Way will try to raise $20,000 Thursday during the first $20K Day for United Way event to support the nonprofit’s annual giving program.

The Record for Nov. 14

1:49 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers contacted a suspicious car in the 1300 block of Bob Adams Drive. Officers arrested a 20-year-old Steamboat man on suspicion of possessing and attempting to distribute 5.8 ounces of marijuana found in the car.

Independent Life Center likely to move to Steamboat amid restructuring

The founder of the Independent Life Center in Craig announced Saturday she has resigned amid restructuring efforts within the organization that likely will result in its relocation to Steamboat Springs.

Oak Creek Town Board to be joined by Planning Commission for Wednesday meeting

A special meeting of the Oak Creek Town Board was prompted by a liquor license hearing, but more pressing issues — like a discussion with the town attorney about ongoing legal issues surrounding the wastewater treatment plant — likely will dominate Wednesday evening.

Eagle County group seeks contributions for airline revenue guarantees

The airline business can be tricky. It’s also potentially expensive for communities that want to bring flights to their airports.

Front Range drilling could be an oil boom

Colorado’s Front Range is sitting on top of as much as a billion barrels of oil, which could inject $4 billion per year in revenues into Colorado’s economy, according to one estimate.

Routt County Board of Commissioners won't push for pay increase for elected officials

The consensus on Tuesday was that if the time arrives to take steps to allow for higher salaries for elected officials, it would be best if one of the state legislators carried the ball.

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Lowell Whiteman School student to launch service projects

The Lowell Whiteman School student Lolo Thornton said she hasn’t completely left behind the small Costa Rican village where she worked and learned Spanish during the summer.

Steamboat cheerleading takes 2nd in coed competition

The Steamboat Springs High School cheerleading team finished second Saturday at Douglas County High School. It was the first time the team has competed in the coed division.

Colorado resorts open ski season with momentum

As the economy slowly recovers, there also appear to be fewer flash sales that resorts have used to hook last-minute vacationers during the recession. But there still are plenty of discounts, and resorts said they have more to offer after spending millions of dollars on faster lifts, new terrain park features and better trail grooming.

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Supporters push for free Wi-Fi throughout downtown Steamboat

Jay O’Hare and fellow Ignite Steamboat organizer Noreen Moore presented the idea of free downtown Wi-Fi for the public at this month’s Mainstreet Steamboat Springs board of directors meeting.

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Steamboat soccer's Lance Ostrom named Player of the Year

There certainly were players in the Western Slope League with more goals, assists, points and gaudy stats than Steamboat Springs High School’s Lance Ostrom. But Ostrom was the most valuable.

Steamboat's September sales tax collections exceed preliminary figures

The city of Steamboat Springs’ final September sales tax collections increased slightly from the preliminary figures released earlier this month.

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Joanne Palmer: Creatures of comforting habit

I like to think of myself as a creative person, open to new ideas and willing to try anything once. I’m the kind of person who abhors routine and likes to mix it up a bit and live life on the edge.

Steamboat briefs: VNA to offer free kits for Thursday's Great American Smokeout

The Great American Smokeout is Thursday. The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering free kits for those trying to quit smoking or using smokeless tobacco.

Hayden School Board to swear in returning members Wednesday

The Hayden School Board on Wednesday night will swear in returning board members Vance Fulton and Sharon Nereson. The meeting will continue with a light agenda.

20-year-old faces felony marijuana distribution charge

Police say they found 5.8 ounces of marijuana in Ritch Sterling Carr's Nissan Xterra early Monday.