News for Friday, November 25, 2011



On the Market: Sandy Morris recognized with the Copeland Award

The local nonprofit Northwest Colorado Products, has recognized Sandy Morris, of Rising Sun Ranch creations, with its Ann Copeland Emerging Producer Award.

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Hat shop and mulling spices business among new shops in Steamboat

Opening a commercial kitchen is no small challenge, but now that Fixins Kitchen is open at 135 11th St., local cooking instructors, caterers and food wholesalers don’t have to go through the brain damage.

Routt County market sees increase in short sales

Real estate brokers, their clients and banks are all becoming more organized in their approach to buying and selling properties, leading to an increase in short sales in the Routt County real estate market.

Real estate transactions for Nov. 18 to 23

Real estate transactions for Nov. 18 to 23

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Routt County unemployment rate up slightly

Total local labor force remains steady, according to state figures

Routt County’s unemployment rate increased to 7.7 percent in October without any significant change in the size of the county’s labor force. October’s unemployment rate still was nearly 2 percentage points below the October 2010 rate.

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Sunny skies dominate next week's forecast for Steamboat

After a fast-moving system passed through Steamboat late Friday, a high-pressure system will camp out over the Colorado Rockies, resulting in dry weather and mild temperatures.

Caution urged in Colorado's changing forests

Falling trees present a hazard to visitors in wooded areas

Local U.S. Forest Service officials are warning people to be cautious as strong winds recently took down a large number of trees in the nearby Medicine Bow National Forest.

Weekend lodging numbers in Steamboat off by 20 percent

The lodging barometer produced by the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association on Wednesday foresees 2,800 visitors spending the night in local lodgings Saturday night.

The Record for Nov. 24

12:15 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a noise complaint in the 600 block of Yampa Street.

Steamboat's Bryan Fletcher takes 18th in Nordic combined opener

The FIS event was held in Kuusamo, Finland. Fellow American Billy Demong finished 20th, while Taylor Fletcher was 33rd.

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Tractor-trailer rollover claims driver

A tractor-trailer rollover Thursday morning near Colowyo Mine left one man dead and sparked a wildland fire, officials from Craig Fire/Rescue and the Colorado State Patrol reported. The one-vehicle wreck was called in at 9:04 a.m. and took place at the intersection of Moffat County roads 51 and 32, according to a news release from Craig/Fire Rescue. The driver, an adult male, died on the scene, Trooper Heather Cobler, a State Patrol public information officer, wrote in an email. The name, age and residence of the driver could not be confirmed Thursday afternoon.