Stories for September 2011


Friday, September 30

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Hayden football defense trounces Paonia

The Hayden team who showed up Friday bore little in common with the reports that came in from the corners of Colorado. Friday’s Tigers were strong and clutch, capable on offense and nothing short of dominating on defense.

Scott Stanford: Encouraging readers to share

You’ll notice a few changes to Saturday's newspaper, and I wanted to explain them. First, we’re bringing Share Steamboat Today back to the paper Mondays through Saturdays. You can find this feature on page 19 of Saturday's newspaper.

Steamboat briefs: Free breastfeeding clinic offered at Yampa Valley Medical Center

This informal, informative breastfeeding class is offered free to those interested in learning about breastfeeding.

Hayden School District offers structural engineering course

The Hayden School District is offering a structural engineering course for high school students from Hayden, Steamboat Springs and Oak Creek.

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Steamboat soccer rolls to win against Jefferson Academy

With little knowledge of Jefferson Academy and a unit that again looked like a infirmary, the Steamboat Springs High School soccer team took little more than 13 minutes to prove just how deep the program is in a easy 5-0 win Friday at Gardner Field.

Steamboat Springs Bike Summit sets 2012 goals

Signage, Core Trail extensions, beginner trails offer possibilities

Friday’s Steamboat Springs Bike Summit focused plenty on what had been accomplished in the past year, but what drew attendees’ interest most was what plans are next. It was all laid out in the event’s program, which included a list of mostly checked-off goals from 2011 and a clean slate of ideas for the next several years.

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National banks announce new fees; local institutions not changing

While several national banks will start charging a monthly fee to customers who use debit cards, at least one Steamboat Springs institution is bucking the trend.

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Ngawang Tenzin Rinpoche returns to Steamboat

His Holiness Ngawang Tenzin Rinpoche has traveled to the United States only twice from his home in Bhutan, and both times he came to Steamboat Springs.

The Record for Sept. 29

2:19 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of two to three males doing cocaine in the 700 block of Oak Street. Officers were unable to contact the men.

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Chance of snow could usher in change of seasons to Steamboat

The cold nights and cobalt blue skies Steamboat Springs residents have enjoyed the past 11 days represented classic September weather in the northern Colorado Rockies, but with the arrival of October, the first snow of the new season could arrive Friday.

Woman reaches plea deal, will pay ex-boyfriend back

Kati More on Friday pleaded guilty to misdemeanor criminal mischief related to the accusation that she stole as much as $25,000 in cash from her former boyfriend in March.

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Steamboat School Board, council hopefuls look to Internet to reach voters

Some candidates for Steamboat Springs City Council and School Board have turned to social media as a way to reach voters. What started early in the 2000s and evolved into national campaigns online is catching on in Steamboat.

Rental market eases amid slow home sales

Shrinking job numbers, increasing numbers of rental units and depressed housing prices paint a glum picture for the local housing market, states a report from the county’s economic council.

On the Market: App helps you calculate if the time's right to refinance

Wondering if the time is right to refinance your mortgage? Now, there’s an app that allows you to do the calculation every time the rates dip.

Green Courte Partners finalizes $406.9M investment fund

Green Courte Partners, developer of Howelsen Place and Alpen Glow in downtown Steamboat Springs, reported in September that it had finalized its third investment fund with commitments of $406.9 million.

Timbers Resorts to debut Italian castle hotel in April

Timbers Resorts, the developer of One Steamboat Place in Steamboat Springs, announced in September an April 2012 opening date for a new hotel in the Tuscany region of Italy.

Routt County buyers find value across real estate spectrum

The price per square foot for bank-owned homes in August went as low as $35.29 for a home on East Meyers Street in Oak Creek that was owned by Fannie Mae.

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Elk River Estates in Routt County continues hot streak of sales

The Routt County real estate market has produced some noteworthy values in 2011, but perhaps nothing to match this week’s sale of a family home in Elk River Estates.

1 of 2 charges dropped against Marco Pauvert

One of the two misdemeanor indecent exposure charges against former Steamboat Springs restaurateur Marco Pauvert have been dropped because the victim will not testify. The first of the two trials was scheduled to start Friday but was canceled.

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Denver hip-hop troupe reaches out to Steamboat youths

There were more than 100 sixth-graders packed into the Steamboat Springs Middle School gymnasium Friday afternoon, but as they danced, the only thing they had in common were their smiles.

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Routt County events calendar for Sept. 30 to Oct. 6

Denver-based rock band Kinetix plays at 10 p.m. Saturday at Ghost Ranch Saloon with MTHDS and Tatanka. Tickets are $5 at the door.

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Country western singer Brenn Hill returns for 2 fundraisers

Country musician Brenn Hill had a lot of work left to do on his ranch is playing two events this weekend that are fundraisers for the 4-H Scholarship Foundation.

Soroco volleyball faces Paonia on Saturday

The squad must improve there and find a way to turn its slew of offensive weapons into effective heavy hitters more efficiently.

Soroco football plays against Justice on Friday

The Soroco High School football team will look to keep things rolling in Boulder on Friday.

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Futurebirds to fuse acoustic folk, indie rock at Old Town Pub

For a six-piece band, Athens, Ga.’s Futurebirds doesn’t make a whole lot of noise. With eerie, echoing reverb and Appalachia-inspired strumming, the folk rock band impresses upon audiences the importance of the pauses, the spaces between the sounds.

Steamboat cross-country looks to cut times

The Steamboat Springs cross-country team will be looking to cut times again. Led by senior Asher Rohde, the Sailors have Saturday’s meet and an Oct. 13 race in Rifle before the regional meet.

Steamboat tennis takes on tough competition Saturday

The Sailors again play the best competition they can. Niwot brings in a team full of state title hopes with top singles players Harrison Lang and Michael Ogez.

Steamboat football looking for a win against Delta

On Friday against Delta, Steamboat should have another chance to compete for a win. The key is whether Steamboat can find any consistency.

Steamboat soccer plays against Jefferson Academy

The Sailors are a game up in the Western Slope League and should get a good portion of its core back Friday after five starters were out with illness and injuries.

Hayden volleyball battles North Park, Vail Mountain on Saturday

The Tigers have an opportunity Saturday to get things pointed back quickly in the right direction against two struggling Western Slope League squads in a triangular at North Park High School.

Hayden football finally back for homecoming game

Tigers celebrate homecoming with league-opening showdown against Paonia Eagles

After opening the season with a brutal four-game road swing, the Tigers (1-3) finally return to Hayden for a homecoming and league-opening showdown at 7 p.m. today. Paonia (2-2) will make for a tough guest, however.

Steamboat briefs: Young Tracks seeks board members from community

Young Tracks Childcare board of directors is seeking community members to become part of the largest child care center in Routt County.

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Steamboat Springs volleyball downs rival Moffat County

For part of the matchup, it was everything anyone expected out of the Steamboat Springs-Moffat County rivalry. The Steamboat Springs High School volleyball team took over and beat the Moffat County team, 3-0.

Downhill race returns to Steamboat Springs

Season’s last cycling race set for Sunday

As the vision of a downhill mountain bike park at Steamboat Ski Area comes into focus, local enthusiast Cory Prager said he’s hoping the facility can host an entire circuit of downhill races for locals — a Town Challenge for the body-armored, if you will.

Thursday, September 29

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Yoga retreat in Steamboat offers local escape

SoulSpark Journeys provides 2nd Steamboat yoga event

Yoga teachers and local enthusiasts will be participating in the second annual yoga retreat, organized by local travel guide and yoga instructor Alexandra Pallut.

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Zarlengos tend to fishing business in Petersburg, Alaska

Contrary to the reality show portrayal of Alaska commercial fishermen as hard-bitten loners who leave their families behind for weeks at a time, Dan Zarlengo and his family spend the summer portion of the fishing season living on their fishing tender and working long days together.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Calculate benefits of solar energy

Harnessing the sun’s energy and converting it into useable electricity is an appealing prospect for those wishing to reduce their electric bills or secure their own energy.

The Record for Sept. 28

6:04 a.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to a report of a car that hit a deer in the 12400 block of Routt County Road 51A in Hayden. No one was injured.

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Wildhorse Marketplace is expecting new tenants

Activity is heating up at Wildhorse Marketplace. Cruisers Sub Shop is scheduled to open Wednesday followed by The Rusted Porch and McKnights Irish Pub, which once was the site of the unopened Kyteler’s Irish Pub.

No listeriosis cases diagnosed in Routt County

Public health officials confirmed there have been no diagnosed cases of listeriosis, the illness related to contaminated cantaloupes, in Routt County. But that doesn’t mean no one has been touched by the potentially deadly ailment.

Joel Rae, JD Hays, Garrett Wiggins and Ray Birch: Vote to ban marijuana centers

Drug abuse across our country has been a major concern of law enforcement for decades. Now, with increased availability of marijuana in Routt County, we would be remiss if we did not voice our concerns.

Charges expected for teens in Sept. 18 car theft

Two adults were arrested, and charges are pending for them as well as the juveniles who police think were riding in the car.

Kevin Fisher: Get facts on medical marijuana

Hyperbole and conjecture, these are the tools of the trade for those who oppose the medical marijuana center model in Colorado. Facts and stats, luckily, are what we, the supporters of medicinal cannabis, have on our side.

Sentencing delayed for man accused of scamming vacationers

A Lakewood man on Thursday was given two more months to pay his victims back an estimated $1,000 to $5,000 before a judge hands down his sentence.

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Steamboat Fire Rescue holds training session with students

About 25 Steamboat Springs High School students became potential lifesavers after completing a cardiopulmonary resuscitation course Wednesday. The certification took place during Kipp Rillos’ Medical Prep I class, which students take to learn about different medical professions.

Whistler bike park in Steamboat tabled

Planners of a proposed bike park near Whistler Park this week toured other sites for their project that was delayed after it was met with opposition from some neighbors who said it would negatively impact their community.

Laurie Hallenbeck: Hayden Town Talk for Sept. 25

Laurie Hallenbeck: Hayden Town Talk for Sept. 25

Steamboat soccer shuts out Palisade in Grand Junction

Steamboat knew the team wasn’t playing as sharp as it had been and that it would be without several key players — but that didn't seem to matter as they rolled Palisade, 5-0, in Grand Junction.

Ski cross coach moves to program based at Copper

Brett Buckles has been part of the Steamboat Springs ski scene since she was 5 years old, but the Routt County native couldn’t pass up an opportunity to guide a new program based at Copper Mountain.

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2nd annual Steamboat Springs Bike Summit gears up Thursday

The second annual Steamboat Springs Bike Summit, designed to celebrate Steamboat's wild summer of cycling and plot out the city’s cycling future, kicks off Thursday.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church embraces new priest

As his relationship with the congregation took hold, Father Scott Turner was installed formally as the priest at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Steamboat Springs at the end of August.

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Meeting the candidates

Steamboat City Council, School Board prospects discuss education

Candidates for the Steamboat Springs City Council and School Board started to distinguish themselves from one another Wednesday at a candidate forum hosted by First Impressions of Routt County.

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Construction on Colorado Highway 131 stays on track

The mild fall weather is helping construction crews stay on schedule as they work on improvements to Colorado Highway 131 between Steamboat Springs and Oak Creek. CDOT officials said to expect 10-minute delays between mile markers 55 and 58 near the entrance to Oak Creek Canyon where the road has been reduced to one lane.

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Finance Director Deb Hinsvark tapped for deputy city manager

City of Steamboat Springs Finance Director Deb Hinsvark will become the next deputy city manager, replacing Wendy DuBord, who is retiring after nearly 19 years with Steamboat.

Wednesday, September 28

Routt County Sheriff's Office seeks lead in shootout

The Routt County Sheriff’s Office is seeking two men whom investigators wish to speak to in connection with a bizarre shootout that was reported at about noon Tuesday in the rural southern part of the county.

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CMC Alpine Campus construction on schedule

Construction on a 60,000- square-foot academic facility atf Colorado Mountain College’s Alpine Campus continues to move at a steady pace, administrators announced.

The Record for Sept. 27

The Record for Sept. 27

Steamboat briefs: Fall Youth Chorus kicks off with season’s 1st practice

A Fall Youth Chorus, under the direction of Keri Rusthoi, begins with a practice from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. Thursday at United Methodist Church of Steamboat Springs.

Steamboat School Board swaps paper for iPads

The Steamboat Springs School Board is set to become the second local public body to swap paper board meeting packets for iPads.

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Broadway performer to lead African dance workshop Thursday

Rujeko Dumbutshena weaves together her West African heritage and Western hemisphere influences in a contemporary, rhythmic style. She returns to Steamboat this week to teach an African dance class on Thursday at Bud Werner Memorial Library.

Steamboat City Council, School Board candidates to talk child care

Candidates vying for leadership positions in Steamboat Springs will attend a forum Wednesday to discuss their views on early childhood care and education.

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DuBord to retire from post as deputy city manager

Wendy DuBord, the deputy city manager of Steamboat Springs, will retire from her post Oct. 6. Projects DuBord has overseen in her nearly 19 years with the city include Howelsen Ice Arena, the Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs and the Steamboat Springs Community Center — leading to her reputation as the "backbone of the city."

Environmental experts discuss oil, gas exploration in Routt County

Energy development negatively affects water quality, air quality and wildlife, environmental experts told a crowd of about 120 people at a public forum Tuesday night.

Jimmy Westlake: Draconid meteor storm possible Oct. 8

If you enjoy watching the sky for shooting stars, mark the night of Oct. 8 on your calendar. You just might get treated to a flurry of meteors courtesy of the comet Giacobini-Zinner.

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Joanne Palmer: Pay attention, pet pleasers

I have such a long list of things I want to do that when I hear about something I have absolutely no interest in I think, “What a relief that I don’t have to add that to my list.”

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Steamboat stabilizing Soda Creek downtown

Soda Creek is getting a facelift this week where it flows past Bud Werner Memorial Library in downtown Steamboat, but the improvements to the creek are not merely cosmetic.

The Record for Sept. 26

12:26 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a disturbance at a bar in the 700 block of Yampa Street. A 23-year-old Steamboat woman was arrested for failing to appear in court.

Man reports being shot at in South Routt County

Routt County Sheriff's Office investigating Tuesday incident

The Routt County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday spent several hours looking for a man who reportedly fired two shots toward another man and his dog outside a home in the southern part of the county.

Mark Udall: A day to celebrate

This month, we finally put an end to a discriminatory military policy that was crafted almost two decades ago during a time when we weren’t at war with another country, but rather we were bitterly divided — politically and socially — against ourselves.

Our View: Medical marijuana centers should be banned

Medical marijuana centers are engaged in a sham that uses the guise of medicine to promote the sale of marijuana for recreational use.

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Bag scanner aids security efforts at Routt County Justice Center

A bag-screening machine is on loan from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office while Routt County officials apply for a grant to fund a permanent one for the Justice Center.

The following tariff sheets of Yampa Valley Electric Association, Inc. are hereby submitted

The following tariff sheets of Yampa Valley Electric Association, Inc. are hereby submitted

Town of Yampa - Accounts Payable

Town of Yampa - Accounts Payable May June July 2011



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Tuesday, September 27

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Howelsen Hill bench dedicated to sports lover 'Coach' Sterne

Most people never knew his first name, but the impact Clarence "Coach" Sterne had on others will live on at the Howelsen Hill tennis courts.

BMX Race Series to begin earlier in downtown Steamboat

Organizers of the Flying Wheels BMX Race Series have modified the schedule for the final two races in the summer-long series.

Monday, September 26

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North Routt Preschool opened Monday after county bailout

With the help of a $25,000 bailout it received from the Routt County Board of Commissioners on Friday, the North Routt Preschool opened its doors Monday, one week after it closed abruptly because of financial troubles.

Community group hosts forum about effects of energy development

The Community Alliance of the Yampa Valley wants local residents to understand how oil and gas exploration could affect them. The nonprofit organization is hosting a public forum about local oil and gas development at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library. The forum is free.

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County commissioners to vote on Knott Ranch conservation

The Routt County Board of Commissioners could vote Tuesday to put $750,000 toward the conservation of 1,310 acres of Knott Ranch along the upper Trout Creek Valley.

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Tom Ross: North Dakota oil boom makes drilling rigs scarce

If you’re seeking employment this winter, you could head to Williston, N.D., and pick up skills that just might help a person find a job in Northwest Colorado in coming years.

Connell, county dispute about funds continues

John Bauer, manager of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Denver Airports District Office, confirmed that his agency is reviewing files related to the expansion of Yampa Valley Regional Airport. The review is being undertaken in response to a complaint from construction contractor Ben Connell, of Connell Resources in Fort Collins.

The Record for Sept. 25

The Record for Sept. 25

Steamboat briefs: Horizons seeks volunteers to be mentors for clients

Horizons is seeking caring, committed individuals to serve as one-on-one mentors to developmentally disabled clients. For more information, call volunteer coordinator Rebecca Hanson at 970-879-4466, ext. 111.

Sunday, September 25

The Record for Sept. 24

12:28 a.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to a report of a missing person on Routt County Road 52 in Steamboat Springs. No other information was available.

County agenda for Sept. 26 and 27

County agenda for Sept. 26 and 27

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Luke Graham: What went wrong with Colorado Rockies

It’s clear as a baseball fan that I over thought just about every prediction I made earlier this year. The Colorado Rockies aren’t winning the National League West. In fact, the team has been one of the biggest disappointments in Colorado sports history.

Steamboat Symphony Orchestra needs education coordinator, volunteers

The nonprofit Steamboat Symphony Orchestra is looking for special events volunteers as well as a volunteer to help with its education program this fall.

VNA offers meningitis vaccines for students

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other leading medical groups recommend meningococcal vaccine for youths ages 11 to 18 years as well as those ages 19 to 21 who will be attending college.

Steamboat Art Museum seeks local pieces for gift shop

The Steamboat Art Museum gift shop is seeking work by local artists and craftspeople.

Integrated Community seeks bilingual volunteers

Integrated Community is seeking bilingual volunteers to assist the organization with its resource and referral program on Mondays and Wednesdays.

High school seniors encouraged to apply for Daniels Fund scholarship

The Daniels Fund is accepting applications for scholarships to be awarded in spring. High school seniors in Colorado should ask their high school counselors for information or visit The application deadline is Nov. 30.

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Monday Medical: Hayden resident overcomes disease to walk 5K

Martha “Sam” Van Horn, clad in a Yampa Valley Medical Center pulmonary rehab T-shirt and pushing a cart-full of oxygen canisters, was pumping her fist in pride as she completed a Steamboat Springs 5-kilometer walk in June.

Hayden schools take advantage of grant funding

Hayden School District spent more than $400,000 toward improvements this year on projects ranging from the demolition of a condemned gym to a major overhaul of the district’s technology offerings, with a substantial amount of that funding coming from a variety of grant sources.

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Nationals await Nordic combined team

Chicago-area venue carries Steamboat ties

On Sunday morning, the members of the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team flew off the Steamboat Springs hill named after Carl Howelsen, running through one of their final days of training before they ship off to Illinois and another hill the Norwegian ski jumping legend pioneered.

Deb Babcock: Aspen trees a favorite in Steamboat Springs

Aspens are fast-growing but relatively short-lived (20 years) trees attaining heights of up to 50 feet. Cold hardy but with poor drought resistance, aspens grow best in sunny locations at elevations of 7,000 feet or higher. They prefer moist, well-drained soil and good air circulation.

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130 participants come out for Lorna Farrow Memorial Fun Shoot

About 130 participants come out to the third annual Lorna Farrow Memorial Fun Shoot held Sunday at the Routt County Rifle Club. Named for Farrow, who died in 2009, the Fun Shoot again honored the memory of the woman who for more than 20 years helped to promote the participation of women and children in shooting sports.

Saturday, September 24

Paul Hebert and Jack Morrison: Make a difference

A group of Steamboat Springs residents and Steamboat-based organizations are helping children in another large slum in Nairobi find a way out of poverty through education, both at the primary level and through sponsorships to attend high schools across Kenya.

Ken Brenner: Our No. 1 resource

Friends of the Yampa welcomes everyone who has an interest in the Yampa River to join us from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today in Library Hall to present recommendations for a new Great Outdoors Colorado grant opportunity for “river-based recreation and open space.”

Our View: Fall election is crucial

Odd-year elections tend to see lower voter turnout than their even-year counterparts, but that shouldn’t be the case in Routt County this fall.

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Winter Sports Club adds new freeskiing program

Steamboat Springs may not be the big mountain capital of the world, but it’s home to one of the sport’s first full-time big mountain skiing programs.

Joel Reichenberger: Summer’s not to be wasted

For a lot of personal reasons, summer 2011 will go down as one of the all-time greats for me. But this summer, I also relearned a lesson I’ve been taught 1,000 times, and in at least one sense, the end of summer was symbolic of a season wasted.

The Record for Sept. 23

The Record for Sept. 23

The Jail Report for Sept. 17 to 23

The Jail Report for Sept. 17 to 23

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South Routt School Board considers adding new school

South Routt discusses pursuing elementary in order to keep families in the district

Faced with another year of declining student enrollment, the South Routt School Board is considering the possibility of building a new elementary school in Stagecoach as part of an effort to keep families in the district.

Steamboat City Council candidates weigh in on bag issue

New council will decide whether to impose a fee, ban or something else

When the Steamboat Springs City Council considers action to impose a fee or even a ban on disposable shopping bags as early as next summer, some of its existing members won’t be making that decision. In Steamboat, eight candidates are vying for four seats in the November election, three of them contested.

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Mental health conference draws 155 in Steamboat

To an audience of 155 people at the first Yampa Valley Mental Health Conference on Saturday, Jarrod Hindman, director of the Colorado Office of Suicide Prevention addressed the elephant in the room of the suicide realm: men and depression.

Hayden football falls to Middle Park

The Hayden High School football team lost Friday night, falling 49-20 against undefeated Middle Park.

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Rangely surpasses Hayden volleyball to win in 3

The Hayden High School volleyball team wasn’t bad Saturday, but it was tragically inconsistent, and the Rangely Panthers turned that into a three-game sweep, winning 26-24, 25-18, 28-26.

West Grand trips up Soroco volleyball

The Soroco High School volleyball team’s weekend got off to a bad start when the squad was swept in three games by Vail Christian on Friday night. Things got worse Saturday morning when the team lost a five-game match against a struggling West Grand team.

Steamboat soccer suffers season's 1st loss at Centaurus

The Steamboat Springs High School boys soccer team lost for the first time this season, falling, 3-1, on Saturday at Centaurus.

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Steamboat students partner with Nordica for CMC class

In a unique partnership with Nordica USA, Colorado Mountain College students have created a sidecountry line of boots and skis. Students helped design, test and market the brand to a rousing success.

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Steamboat football falls to Eagle Valley, 34-7

In the first 45 seconds, Eagle Valley lost a fumble and gave up a touchdown to the Steamboat Sailors, then gave the Sailors a flogging the rest of the game as the Devils sailed to a 34-7 win.

Routt County real estate transactions for Sept. 19 to 22

Total sales — $4,346,815

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Oak Creek's new bike pump track a hit with young and old

Neighbors say Oak Creek’s new pump track has drawn dozens out each night to the intersection of Arthur Avenue and Williams Street, where the town’s old settling ponds had sat unused for almost 10 years enclosed in barbed wire and warning signs.

Friday, September 23

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Soroco football rallies back for win on homecoming night

Soroco scored on four of its seven second-half possessions and got a stat-filled evening from quarterback Nic Paxton, eventually winning, 34-20, against Vail Christian on homecoming weekend in Oak Creek.

August rebounds from Steamboat's real estate slump in July

August turned out to be the second best month of 2011 for Steamboat real estate closings with $46.5 million in gross dollar volume on 134 transactions.

Hayden volleyball rolls past West Grand, 3-0

Hayden won for the third time in its past four games Friday night, pulling off the four game sweep. It was nice, Palmer said, even though the win game at the expense of her alma mater, where five generations of her family have played, and her younger sister, who suited up for the Mustangs.

Vail Christian sweeps Soroco volleyball

Soroco couldn’t measure up to one of the league’s premier teams Friday night, falling 25-14, 25-16, 25-13, to Vail Christian. Still, the loss did little to dissuade the team from the idea that this can be a special season.

Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors hands out awards

Suellyn Godino and Holly Rogers both were recognized at a Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors celebration Sept. 9 at The Tugboat Grill & Pub.

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North Routt Preschool gets bailout from county

The Routt County Board of Commissioners cut a $25,000 check Friday evening to North Routt Preschool’s new board of directors, which said the money would allow the school to open Monday after being closed for a week.

A new look for Wyndham

Milne’s promotion, updated unit exchange policy highlight changes

The growing link between Steamboat Springs’ resort bed base and Wyndham Vacation Rentals is about to deliver a new mechanism for putting guests in condominiums.

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Cash is king in Routt County condo market

Prudential Steamboat Realty realtor Mark “Dutch” Elting said he issued a report to clients this week alerting them that in the price range between $350,000 and $750,000, 17 condos have sold. Of those, 10 were purchased by cash buyers.

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Tom Ross: Water cycle never stops

I have to say, diapers aside, I spent a pleasant hour Friday traipsing the banks of the river with sixth-graders from Hayden and South Routt and the Christian Heritage School, a number of homeschoolers and one fellow from North Park Charter School.

Hayden man gets 12 years for making meth

A Hayden man pleaded guilty to manufacturing methamphetamine and was sentenced to 12 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections on Friday.

Logging brings trail closures to Steamboat Ski Area

This is the final weekend of summer operations at Steamboat Ski Area, but the logging will continue. Accordingly, those who had planned to ride the Creekside and Zig Zag mountain bike trails this fall without a gondola ride up the mountain will have to go elsewhere.

Steamboat briefs: Whiteout Volleyball seeks for coaches for all ages

The Whiteout Volleyball Club of Steamboat Springs is looking for dedicated, experienced coaches for all age levels.

The Record for Sept. 22

The Record for Sept. 22

BLM plans influence energy development in Routt County

The federal Bureau of Land Management plays a key role in overseeing oil and gas exploration on federal lands in Northwest Colorado, and two long-term plans that provide guidance on how energy development will go forward in Routt County are in different stages of development this fall.

Thursday, September 22

Registration for Steamboat Springs' fall youth programs is open

Registration is open for the city of Steamboat Springs’ fall youth programs.

Horizons offers free screenings for children

Horizons Specialized Services provides free screenings for children.

Artwork submissions being accepted for Steamboat Marathon

The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association is accepting submission of original artwork for the 31st annual Steamboat Marathon.

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New district boundaries bring changes for Routt County

Rep. Randy Baumgardner not likely to be part of House District 57 in 2012

The Colorado Reapportionment Commission approved new House and Senate districts Monday. The commission was appointed to redraw the boundaries in the redistricting process, which will take effect after the 2012 election.

Lodging forecast down for this weekend in Steamboat Springs

The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association anticipates that 4,400 overnight guests are expected in local hotels and condominiums Saturday, down from last year’s forecast of 6,500.

Oak Creek Town Board denies marijuana grow license transfer

At its Thursday meeting, the Oak Creek Town Board denied, 3-2, a medical marijuana grow license transfer between two Northwest Colorado businesses.

Winter airline tax presented to Steamboat Democrats

Loui Antonucci told an audience of local Democrats on Wednesday night that after five years, the quarter-of-a-penny city sales tax proposed by Referendum 2B will have put Steamboat’s winter air service program on sound financial footing.

Steamboat volleyball downs Glenwood, 3-1

The Steamboat Springs volleyball team was in trouble in the third set of its match at Glenwood Springs on Thursday night but cruised to a 3-1 win after a pep talk from the coach.

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Routt County events calendar for Sept. 23 to 29

Mike Himebaugh, best known as the frontman for Chicago twang band Hello Dave, plays a free show Saturday at Ghost Ranch Saloon. The show starts at 8 p.m., and funk band Rowdy Shadehouse goes on at 10 p.m.

The Record for Sept. 21

1:46 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of dogs barking at something in the 1400 block of Steamboat Boulevard. There was a bear in the area.

Steamboat soccer to face Centaurus

Steamboat has gotten the start to the season it’s wanted, and the team can’t lose any ground in the league this weekend after it took control Tuesday with a win against Glenwood Springs.

Steamboat cross-country has meet in Craig

Saturday’s meet in Craig marks the closest the Steamboat Springs High School cross-country team will be to home until an Oct. 8 home meet.

Hayden volleyball looks for win at West Grand

Hayden volleyball would like to be a little more decisive this weekend, but more than that, they’d love to come away with two more wins.

Hayden football looks for upset at Middle Park

Hayden struggled mightily early this season to manufacture points, averaging only eight in the team’s two losses. The Tigers will have to figure it out quickly if they’re to pull off an upset on the road at Middle Park.

Soroco volleyball gets ready for unbeaten Vail Christian

Soroco looked as strong as it has in years in a four-game win at Hayden last week, but the Rams will have to be at the top of their game if they hope to be soaring after Friday, when they face unbeaten Western Slope foe Vail Christian.

Soroco football opens league play against Vail Christian

Soroco will celebrate homecoming Friday as it opens league play against Vail Christian.

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Steamboat football heads to Eagle

Steamboat Springs High School football coach Lonn Clementson is optimistic about Friday’s matchup, and for good reason. The 7 p.m. game at Eagle Valley provides perhaps the Sailors' best chance yet at a win.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Steamboat sees a record year on the Yampa River

The Community Agriculture Alliance is offering the opportunity for you to be a part of a round-trip guided bus tour along the Yampa River from Steamboat to the Carpenter Ranch east of Hayden. The tour is called “A Look at the Yampa: Then (Spring 2011) and Now (Fall 2011)” and will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 12.

Hayden hosts final potluck, barn dance

Hayden’s final community potluck dinner and barn dance of the season will feature some special guests Saturday night. The two artists in residence from Colorado Art Ranch and an artist who spent time in Hayden last summer will present their work during the event.

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Steamboat students hear about tragic effects of cyberbullying

In front of a projector that beamed a photo of her daughter Megan to Steamboat Springs High School students seated before her Thursday, Tina Meier began to talk about how cyberbullying had changed her life.

North Routt Preschool closed indefinitely

School’s board to ask commissioners for funding

The North Routt Preschool closed abruptly Monday, and a special meeting of the Routt County Board of County Commissioners to consider a request for funding for the small school in Clark is set for 4 p.m. Friday. It was unclear Thursday why the preschool closed.

Steamboat City Council candidates supply ideas for revenue

City Council hopefuls meet with Yampa Valley Housing Authority

The Yampa Valley Housing Authority is trying to figure out how to generate a sustainable source of revenue. It got some ideas Thursday morning from candidates for Steamboat Springs City Council.

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Harwigs/L’Apogee caters 2 sustainable dinners in Steamboat

To Yampa Valley native J.J. Jenny, there’s nothing quite like plucking a carrot from a backyard garden and biting into it, dirt and all. As a chef and the owner of local restaurant Harwigs/L’Apogee, he has the same passion for sampling and cooking with the freshest of local ingredients.

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Music won’t stop in Steamboat Springs through offseason

Venues stay consistent with live music

Locals might think of the next two months as just another offseason, but to local entertainment venue owners and managers, September, October and November show a lot more promise than their spring counterparts of April and May.

Refund policy for pass holders unchanged at Steamboat Ski Area

A report in Wednesday's Denver Post has created confusion about the circumstances by which season pass holders can get a refund in the event of illness or injury.

Steamboat briefs: Routt County Road 21 will be closed north of Yampa

Routt County Road 21 north of Yampa will be closed until Thursday afternoon while Road and Bridge Department workers replace a culvert.

The Record for Sept. 20

8:05 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a car that hit a bicyclist in the 900 block of Lincoln Avenue. No one was injured.

Anglers, skiers to tackle trail work in Routt County

Outdoors enthusiasts can take part in a two trail maintenance projects Saturday: One along the Yampa River in the Chuck Lewis State Wildlife Area and the other on Bruce’s Trail on Rabbit Ears Pass.

Lawsuit dropped against former Oak Creek mayor

Rodeman claims town should have paid for ambulance ride after Taser incident

Former Oak Creek Mayor Kathy “Cargo” Rodeman will not have to pay for the ambulance that took her to the hospital after she was shocked with a Taser by an Oak Creek police officer in July 2008.

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Yampa Valley Science School brings science into focus for 6th-graders

Seventy sixth-grade students from Routt County have been camping out at the Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp this week for the 11th annual Yampa Valley Science School.

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Routt County students broaden horizons with CMC's dual enrollment program

Forty students from high schools in Routt County are utilizing a concurrent enrollment program that allows high school students to earn college credit in courses at Colorado Mountain College's Alpine Campus.

Hayden School Board declines endorsement of Proposition 103

After discussing the implications of a statewide tax increase that would raise an estimated $2.9 billion for Colorado public schools over five years, Hayden School Board members on Wednesday decided not to endorse the measure.

Wednesday, September 21

Girls basketball coaches needed at Hayden, Soroco high schools

Got an itch to coach some basketball? A couple of local high school teams could provide the scratch.

Annual kickball tournament continues to grow in Steamboat

Friday marks the beginning of the fifth annual New Belgium Kickball Klassic, and for the second consecutive year, the field is full. More than 500 players are expected.

Oak Creek Town Board to discuss water treatment plant issues Thursday

An ongoing legal issue regarding Oak Creek’s new wastewater treatment plant could send Oak Creek Town Board officials into executive session at their semimonthly meeting Thursday.

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Sculptural paper art on display Thursday at Vertical Arts Architecture

Mining boom influences Ray Tomasso's artwork at Vertical Arts Architecture

The Denver artist uses old museum rag board, paper, old trim moldings, cardboard, pieces of tape and a host of seemingly unrelated trinkets in his thick, sculptural paper castings that take months to create.

Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. hires new finance director

David Hirasawa is a ski industry veteran whose previous employers include Canyons Resort in Utah and American Skiing Co. He assumes his new position Oct. 10.

Steamboat briefs: Registration ends Thursday for autumn volleyball league

Registration for the city of Steamboat Springs’ fall volleyball league is due Thursday.

Steamboat School Board, City Council discuss Proposition 103

During a joint meeting Tuesday, School Board members told their City Council counterparts that passage of Proposition 103 could prevent district budget cuts for the next several years.

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Steamboat women’s tennis team travels to compete in Idaho

Group invited to play in USTA Intermountain Senior League Sectional Championships

The Steamboat Springs Tennis Center’s 3.5 Senior Red Team has been busy on the court preparing to make the most of an invitation to the USTA Intermountain Senior League Sectional Championships.

Yampa Valley mental health conference to be the 1st of its kind

At this weekend’s Yampa Valley Community Mental Health Conference, mental wellness issues will be brought to the surface for the benefit of community members.

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Steamboat soccer takes league lead with win against Glenwood

The Sailors took control of the Western Slope League on Tuesday with a 3-0 win at Gardner Field. Steamboat returns to action at 9 a.m. Saturday at Centaurus.

Tuesday, September 20

Steamboat City Council won’t take action on bag fee proposal until next summer

The City Council, by a 4-3 vote, directed staff to research how bag fee ordinances have worked in other areas and where revenue from the fee would be dedicated.

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Jimmy Westlake: Neptune, 1 year later

This year, Neptune completes its first full orbit of the sun since its discovery in 1846.

4th annual Barn Dance to benefit Boys & Girls Club, Rotary charities

Last year, the Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs wrote a check for more than $18,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Steamboat Springs as a result of the annual Community Barbecue and Barn Dance fundraiser held each September.

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Joanne Palmer: Whatever you want your car to be

If you want to find out what is going on with your mate, your child or perhaps even your dog, just go for a car ride.

Hayden School Board to review tax initiative

The Hayden School Board meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday to discuss its possible support of a statewide tax initiative that could raise $2.9 billion for public schools over five years.

Lorna Farrow Memorial Fun Shoot upholds advocate's legacy

More than two years after her death, Lorna Farrow’s passion for youth and women’s shooting sports continues with Sunday's annual Lorna Farrow Memorial Fun Shoot.

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Routt County asks recycling nonprofits for more detailed budgets

The Routt County Board of Commissioners said Monday it wants to see more detailed budgets from two local nonprofits before the county can act on their funding requests.

The Record for Sept. 19

The Record for Sept. 19

Our View: High-tech schools on the right track

In a world that increasingly depends on sophisticated technologies and gadgets like smartphones and tablet computers, it’s encouraging to see Routt County’s school districts take aggressive steps to modernize their classrooms and the tools available to students.

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Steamboat's Sobeck qualifies for state golf tournament

The sophomore shot a career-best 76 in Rifle on Tuesday to earn a spot in the state tournament early next month.

CDOT completes US 40 work between Kremmling and Steamboat Springs

The 14-mile stretch of highway received new asphalt, wider shoulders and rumble strips. The $4.2 million project created delays for motorists through much of the summer.

Texas man hurt when ATV rolls over on Hahn's Peak

The 44-year-old was able to drive himself down the mountain. Emergency responders said he suffered trauma to his chest and stomach.

Monday, September 19

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Bag fee proposal to go before Steamboat Springs City Council

A proposed fee on disposable plastic bags at Steamboat’s largest retailers would be considered a “special fee,” not a tax subject to voter approval as required by Colorado’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, Steamboat Springs City Attorney Tony Lettunich will advise the City Council on Tuesday. The meeting is scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m.

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Heating-assistance program, LEAP, faces funding cuts

Routt County Department of Human Resources Director Vickie Clark is concerned that a proposed reduction in funding to a program that helps local residents pay their heating bills during winter months will leave some of them in the cold.

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Tom Ross: Pump back plan puts pressure on Yampa

Last week’s news that the Colorado Water Conservation Board has approved spending $72,000 to study Aaron Million’s plan to take 81 billion gallons of water out of Flaming Gorge Reservoir and transfer it to Colorado’s Front Range is a heads up. It’s time to pay attention to the Regional Watershed Supply Project.

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Solandt hospital added to National Register of Historic Places

The town of Hayden last month learned the Solant Memorial Hospital was accepted into the National Register of Historic Places and the Colorado State Register of Historic Properties for its contribution to the heritage of Colorado.

The Record for Sept. 18

The Record for Sept. 18

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Leif Hovelsen, son of the legendary Carl Howelsen, dies at 88

Although proud of the footsteps left by his father, Leif lived a remarkable life defined by pacifism and goodwill toward others. He had been diagnosed with advanced leukemia in August.

Steamboat's Bob Milne lands executive position with Wyndham

The longtime local property management executive will relocate to New Jersey before the end of the year. Milne has been head of The Resort Co., which was purchased by Wyndham in August.

The week ahead: Ideal weather for outdoor activities

Fall begins Friday, helping to cap what should be a decidedly autumn-like weather week in Steamboat Springs.

Sunday, September 18

The Record for Sept. 17

The Record for Sept. 17

Steamboat briefs: Colorado attorney general to speak in Steamboat

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers will travel to Northwest Colorado Monday to speak about scams and fraud, especially those affecting seniors in Colorado.

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Luke Graham: CMC's dreamer

Thursday wasn’t a day to remind anyone of skiing. The drizzle of rain and gobs and gobs of mud building up at Howelsen Hill made it seem more like the Pacific Northwest. But under an umbrella, with a thick white mustache, glasses and a huge grin, CMC Alpine coach Terry Leonard was dreaming big.

Soroco football rocks Plateau Valley

The Soroco High School football team was good before and good after, but it was one short stretch of the second quarter in Saturday’s game at Plateau Valley that really made the difference. The Rams scored three touchdowns in the final six minutes of the second quarter, greasing the wheels for a big 48-18 win.

County Agenda for Sept. 19 and 20

County Agenda for Sept. 19 and 20

Deb Babcock: Routt County woodland oddity

Nearly every year hiking in the forests around Steamboat Springs, my attention is captured by a plant that is unusual for its strange coloring and composition. It is shaped like a stalk of asparagus but looks like a weird form of mushroom.

Monday Medical: Vaccines help protect the community

A letter to the editor published in the Sept. 3 Steamboat Today titled “The right thing to do” focused on the importance of childhood immunizations. It was signed by 29 physicians and health care providers. Follow-up discussion has highlighted additional information about this issue.

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Steamboat Springs Class of 1971 gathers for 40th reunion

As 60 classmates and their spouses were welcomed back this weekend to a 40th high school graduation reunion in Steamboat, the class of friends began opening their old yearbooks and reflected on the four decades that have passed since they were teenage Sailors.

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Steamboat chamber CEO Kern focuses on marketing efforts

Tom Kern said he understands the importance of the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association’s summer marketing program, having been a visitor here since 1973. But the new chamber CEO also said with less revenue from city sales taxes, the program needs a more sustainable funding source.

Hayden approves higher parking fines at Yampa Valley Regional Airport

Starting next month, drivers who park illegally at the Yampa Valley Regional Airport will be facing significantly higher ticket prices.

Saturday, September 17

Palisade tops Steamboat Springs volleyball

Palisade’s Audrey Steinkirchner had 20 kills and 4 blocks to lead the Lady Bulldogs to a 3-1 win against the Steamboat Springs High School volleyball team Saturday in Palisade.

Steamboat soccer downs Battle Mountain, 2-1

The Steamboat Springs High School boys soccer team got a pair of Hanson Buchner goals to down Battle Mountain, 2-1, on Saturday at Gardner Field.

Laurie Hallenbeck: Hayden Town Talk for Sept. 18

Laurie Hallenbeck: Hayden Town Talk for Sept. 18

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Hayden volleyball splits Saturday doubleheader at home

The Hayden High School volleyball team split a doubleheader Saturday, knocking off North Park in five games and then narrowly losing to Paonia in five more.

Group forms to oppose Proposition 103

Former Colorado lawmaker says Proposition 103 is ‘absolutely terrible’

In the same week that two of Routt County’s three school districts endorsed a November ballot measure that would raise an estimated $2.9 billion for public schools by increasing state taxes for five years, a group of lawmakers in Denver kicked off an opposition campaign.

The Record for Sept. 16

The Record for Sept. 16

The Jail Report for Sept. 10 to 16

The Jail Report for Sept. 10 to 16

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Weather rocks 50-mile Run Rabbit Run race in Steamboat

Cold, rain push ultramarathon runners to limits in Run Rabbit Run

To outsiders, there always has been a bit of crazy in ultramarathons. But the racers themselves were questioning their sanity Saturday as they fought through weather conditions that some described as downright scary.

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CMC ski team joins prestigious Division I association

The Colorado Mountain College Alpine ski team has joined the Division I Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association as an associate member this season.

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Steamboat Springs residents debut brew at Steamboat OktoberWest

Curiosity was buzzing at OktoberWest on Saturday as questions brewed under a banner for an unheard-of business that called Steamboat home. Locals and beer festival visitors were getting their first taste of the IPA and Irish red beers produced by Butcherknife Brewing Co.

John F. Russell: If there's a golf course in heaven

If there is a golf course in heaven, I would be willing to bet that you would find Bill Nickey walking it.

Paige Boucher: Support for bike safety

As the 2011-12 school year gets rolling, children and families are finding their routines for commuting to school. Because of the dedication and hard work of many in our community, the commute to school this year, especially for children who hike or bike, is safer than in the past.

Janice Poirot and Kim Boyce: Know your risks

Each year in Colorado more than 4,000 new hepatitis A, B and C cases are reported. Since 1990, more than 11,000 people have been reported with a hepatitis B infection in Colorado. An estimated 80,000 Coloradans have been infected with hepatitis C.

Rich Lowe: Emotion sans fact

Before we rush to judgment on the merits of banning or charging a fee for use of plastic bags, how does this rise to the top of the Steamboat Springs City Council’s priority list? Water, police, fire protection, safety, policy to spur economic development, and yes, even dog leash laws all seem to be enough to keep the council busy. But adult day care, really?

Our View: A good time to dig deep

With no clear indication the economic slide that has devastated many families here in Routt County is coming to an end, it’s as important as ever that residents and businesses that can afford to do so donate to local health and human service organizations.

Steamboat tennis team beats Fossil Ridge, 5-2

The Steamboat Springs High School tennis team rolled on Saturday, beating Fossil Ridge, 5-2.

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Emerald land purchase celebrated in Steamboat Springs

Visions for open space includes Nordic center, expanded trail system

Community members celebrated the addition of 586 acres of Emerald Mountain open space that will be undeveloped and publicly available in perpetuity. About 30 gathered at the base of Howelsen Hill for the dedication Saturday.

Foreclosures in Colorado down 31 percent in 2011

Both foreclosure filings and foreclosure sales at auction in Colorado’s metropolitan counties were down during the first eight months of this year compared to the same period in 2010, the Colorado Division of Housing said Friday.

Real estate transactions for Sept. 9 to 15

Real estate transactions for Sept. 9 to 15

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Son of Steamboat legend Carl Howelsen seriously ill in Norway

Leif Hovelsen, the elderly Norwegian gentleman whose trips to Steamboat Springs throughout the years provided the community with a link to its roots in competitive skiing, is said by close friends to be battling serious illnesses at a care facility in Oslo.

Mary Walker: Unique challenges in a different world

Today, four years after starting this effort with little more than the best wishes of friends and family, there now are several young women from Tasaru Girls Rescue Centre in Narok, Kenya, who have completed or are pursuing college and university programs with the assistance of our program.

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Homeowners associations in Routt County seize remodeling opportunities

Exterior remodels on condominium and townhome communities have put the oomph behind the dollar value of Steamboat Springs’ remodels in 2011.

248 lose their property to foreclosure in 2011 in Routt County

Records at the Routt County Public Trustee Office show that through August, 248 people or business entities had seen their real estate returned to the financial institution holding the note. That number represents an 84 percent increase from the 135 who lost their property in all of 2010.

On the Market: Vail conference to offer HOA education, solutions

Turbulent times present unique challenges to mountain communities of all sizes, and homeowners associations are no exception. Aging condominiums and townhomes are in need of repairs at a time when HOA revenue is down and lending opportunities are scarce, according to the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Community Associations Institute.

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One Book Steamboat launches with scavenger hunt

Program returns with community workshop, theatre adaptation

One Book Steamboat, a community reading group sponsored by Bud Werner Memorial Library, launched Friday with a hunt for 10 copies of this year’s title, “The Glass Castle,” by Jeannette Walls.

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Trout limits suspended at Dumont Lake in Routt County

Dumont Lake to be emptied by Oct. 31 for dam repairs

Bag and possession limits have been temporarily lifted on trout at Dumont Lake on the east side of Rabbit Ears Pass in preparation for draining the lake to make dam repairs. That means Parks and Wildlife is encouraging people to catch and eat the rainbow and brook trout.

The Record for Sept. 15

12:36 a.m. Hayden Police Department officers were called to a noise complaint on Meadowbrook Court. The source of the noise was not found.

Rohde leads Steamboat cross-country at invitational

The Steamboat Springs High School cross-country team wrapped up its third meet of the year Friday at the Liberty Bell Invitational at Heritage High School with multiple runners setting personal bests.

Tread of Pioneers Museum seeks nominees for Leckenby, Larson awards

Every year, the Leckenby and Larson Awards Committee associated with the Tread of Pioneers Museum looks for nominees for the Leckenby Pioneer Award and the Stanley L. Larson Award. The two awards honor people who have enriched the quality of life in Routt County.

Colorado attorney general to speak Monday in Steamboat

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers will travel to Northwest Colorado to speak about scams and fraud affecting seniors.

9th Steamboat film festival accepting submissions through Oct. 25

The ninth annual Steamboat Mountain Film Festival is accepting film submissions until Oct. 25.

Historic Stagecoach photos requested for local project

Local historian Arianthe Stettner and writer Jennie Lay are seeking historic Stagecoach photographs for their project about the history of the area.

Steamboat ski pass options still available

With 66 days left till Steamboat Ski Area opens, there are still options left for those still without a pass.

Steamboat seminar to help potential small-business owners get started

A First Steps Seminar to help prepare potential small-business owners about what it’s like to go into business on their own is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Hayden football falls, 41-7, to Grand Valley

Hayden trailed just 14-7 at the half before Grand Valley burst for 20 third-quarter points and ran away with a 41-7 win.

Northwest Colorado VNA offers shingles vaccination

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering the Zostavax vaccine for shingles.

Steamboat football falls against Montrose, 54-0

A mere 22 seconds into Friday’s game in Montrose, Steamboat — which had to play a virtual perfect game to keep up with Class 4A’s No. 9 team — already found itself down a touchdown. What ensued from there was a another blowout, this time Montrose making it a running clock by halftime en route to a 54-0 win.

Steamboat volleyball gets past slow start vs. Delta

Despite falling in the first two games Friday in Delta, Steamboat Springs High School volleyball responded with three straight to eek out a 3-2 win.

Steamboat boys tennis splits on road in Mullen

The Steamboat Springs High School boys tennis team split a pair of matches Friday, falling to Cheyenne Mountain before beating Mullen.

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Steamboat achieves gold status among bike-friendly communities

Wet, damp and cool, Thursday wasn’t a good day to ride a bike to school. It was, however, a fine day for reflecting on Steamboat Springs’ promotion in the Bicycle Friendly Community world.

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Soroco beats Hayden, 4-0, in rivalry game

Rams volleyball takes Routt rivalry in 4 sets

Surely for the Soroco High School volleyball team it helped that it happened in Hayden, on the home floor of their cross-county rivals and against the girls they’ve been clashing with in every sport for years.

Friday, September 16

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Tom Ross: Tree leaves run late for fall date

If it strikes you that we should be seeing gold in the hills surrounding Steamboat by now, you’re not mistaken. Typically, I expect to see aspen leaves turning yellow in mid-September. They’re officially late for our date.

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North Routt sees 1st snow of the season

The rain event that produced 1.25 inches of precipitation in Steamboat Springs on Wednesday and carrying into Thursday afternoon also delivered the first snowfall of the season in Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area.

Steamboat bike park still in wait-and-see mode

Parks and Recreation Commission tables vote Wednesday

The future of a proposed bike park near Steamboat’s Whistler Park remains uncertain after the Steamboat Springs Parks and Recreation Commission on Wednesday decided to table a vote.

Lori Jazwick: Landowners sustain ecosystems

We have all heard that saying “It takes a community to raise a child.” The adage also can be applied to our local ecosystem. It takes a landowner to sustain an ecosystem.

Stepping out in Routt: Don’t let motivation wane in rain

With the onset of fall comes cloudier and rainier weather that has the potential to threaten plans for exercise.

Farm to Table fundraising dinner is fast approaching

Tickets for the annual dinner at South Routt Nursery are $39 a person.

Volunteers still needed for OktoberWest

Help still is needed for event Friday through Sunday. Volunteers will receive a T-shirt and refreshments.

United Way event surpasses fundraising goal with $44,156

The $10K Day proceeds will go toward United Way’s 2012 annual giving campaign, which has as a fundraising goal of $510,000.

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Routt County events calendar for Sept. 16 to 22

Front Range “rock noveau” trio Meniskus plays its first show in Steamboat Springs at 10 p.m. Friday at Ghost Ranch Saloon. Blues rock duo Mountain Devils opens the free show at 8 p.m.

South Routt School Board endorses tax increase

Proposition 103 could net district $263K a year

The South Routt School Board on Thursday endorsed a November ballot measure that would generate an estimated $2.9 million for public schools in Colorado by raising the state’s sales and income taxes for five years.

Women's Soccer League results for Sept. 13

Women's soccer league results for Sept. 13

Steamboat Springs volleyball prepares for weekend games

Team plays Fridya against Delta, Saturday against Palisade

Momentum is on the line for the Steamboat Springs High School volleyball team as it prepares for a pair of weekend games. The Sailors, 5-2, play at 5 p.m. today at Delta and turn around for a 1 p.m. Saturday game at Palisade.

Steamboat cross-country heads to Liberty Bell Invitational

In one of the deepest meets of the season, Steamboat’s times should be much better than last week’s meet on a hilly Beaver Creek course.

Steamboat tennis heads to Mullen for doubleheader

In prepping for the regional tournament, the Sailors have battled top teams from all across the state. Maybe there isn’t a better view of what the team will see at the state tournament than Friday’s doubleheader.

Steamboat football looking to snap losing streak Friday

If the Sailors are to snap a 13-game losing streak, it’s going to take a near perfect performance against Class 4A’s No. 9 team Montrose. The Sailors play at 7 p.m. Friday against the team.

Soroco football plays against Plateau Valley on Saturday

Soroco Rams are set to play at 1 p.m. Saturday against Plateau Valley.

Hayden football faces Grand Valley on Friday

The former league rivals — Hayden is still Class 1A while Grand Valley has moved to Class 2A — clash in a game that used to seemingly decide the league championship every year.

Soroco, Hayden volleyball teams battle for early surge

Soroco and Hayden volleyball clash at 6:30 p.m. today

Hayden volleyball takes on cross-county rival Soroco at home at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

West Routt fire district seeks funds, support

The West Routt Fire Protection District is searching for a group of citizens to help it advocate for a funding increase.

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Steamboat group lands grant to fund river improvements

The Friends of the Yampa achieved a milestone this week with the news that it had received a $50,000 grant to improve the structure of the river from the Ambulance Barn to its confluence with Soda Creek in downtown Steamboat.

Aloha’s owner readies campaign in Routt County

Chris Ward to encourage support of medical marijuana in county

Aloha’s medical marijuana dispensary owner Chris Ward is gearing up for a campaign to oppose a county ballot question that, if approved by voters Nov. 1, would shut down his Milner-based business. He appears to be the only one on either side of the issue readying for a public campaign push.

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Steamboat to submit 2012 bid for Pro Cycling Challenge

Chairman: City will apply to host Pro Cycling Challenge stage

The local organizing committee for the USA Pro Cycling Challenge hasn’t met to discuss next year’s race, but committee chairman Jim Schneider knows what the group will decide. "We’re absolutely going to submit a proposal and take our chances and see where we go,” Schneider said.

July sales tax revenues increase in Steamboat

City officials project no growth for rest of year

The final July sales tax figures show a 3.74 percent increase compared with July 2010, according to the report released Thursday.

Thursday, September 15

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3rd annual OktoberWest to host 13 breweries, live music

Steamboat OktoberWest is a rite of passage into the shoulder season, a community and beer festival wrapped into one celebration of fall in Steamboat.

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John Denver tribute concert to benefit scholarship fund

John Denver tribute musician Ted Vigil will play a fundraiser at 7 p.m. Saturday at Bud Werner Memorial Library. The show's proceeds will benefit the Wayne Kakela Scholarship Fund, which helps provide free swim lessons for needy families.

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Steamboat soccer ties rival Moffat County

Sailors, Bulldogs battle to 3-3 finish

The Steamboat Springs High School boys varsity soccer team has played four games this season, and in each of those contests the other team has scored first. The Sailors again started slow Thursday, ending with a 3-3 tie against Moffat County High School.

Occupancy appears down for weekend in Steamboat

Lodging barometer predicts fewer people to be in Steamboat compared with 2010

With the official beginning of autumn six days away, resort officials in Steamboat Springs are expecting 4,800 people to enjoy a last summer weekend here.

Routt County Sheriff's Office to join drug task force

Sheriff confirms deputy will be provided to ACET

The Routt County Sheriff’s Office again will be a contributing agency to the All Crimes Enforcement Team drug task force.

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More rain in forecast for Steamboat Springs this week

September surpasses average rainfall total in Steamboat

September is starting to look a lot like July here in Steamboat Springs — at least in terms of rain. As of Thursday afternoon, the month-to-date precipitation total in Steamboat was 2.62 inches. September typically sees an average of 1.8 inches of precipitation, according to local weather observer Art Judson.

Chief Plaza Theater in Steamboat goes under contract

Group secures $50,000 for building

The Friends of the Chief group has secured the necessary funding to put the Chief Plaza Theater under contract, the first step in converting it to a downtown performing arts center.

Hayden football picks up 1st season win

The Hayden High School football team got its first victory of the season Sept. 10 in Idaho Springs, downing Yuma, 35-15.

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Community Cinema Series brings global issues to Steamboat

The Community Cinema Series kicks off Thursday and is designed as an exercise in civic engagement.

$10K Day for United Way kicks off annual campaign

Routt County United Way launches its 29th annual giving campaign with the $10K Day for United Way event Thursday at Yampa Valley Bank.

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New technology helps Routt County schools strive for success

Six years ago, James Earley wasn’t ready to claim that the Hayden School District had technology that could match or surpass many other school districts on the Western Slope. But in the Hayden High School computer lab last week, the district’s technology director was comfortable making that declaration.

Soroco volleyball wins again

Rams look toward Friday showdown with Tigers in Hayden

For a second consecutive contest, the Rams were pushed toward defeat before finishing with a flurry. This time, it was Tuesday in North Park, where the Rams went on to win, 3-2.

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Triathlete to offer training advice at community talk Thursday

Wendy Mader, a 13-time Ironman finisher, will speak at 6 p.m. Thursday about how a successful triathlete can balance training with the rigors of everyday life.

Skateboarding events to hit Steamboat

Urbane will host a pair of skateboarding events this month, starting with a skate session and competition Saturday and a skate demo Tuesday.

Wednesday, September 14

Run Rabbit Run ultramarathon returns to Steamboat on Saturday

The Run Rabbit Run event started small but quickly has grown into a trail ultramarathon that many extreme athletes see as a can’t-miss event.

Denver Post, national publications make it to Steamboat despite delivery cutbacks

On Wednesday, The Denver Post, The New York Times, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal could be found at newspaper racks and busy retail locations across Steamboat.

The Record for Sept. 13

12:06 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a noise complaint in the 1300 block of Athens Plaza.

Hayden Town Council to meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday

The Hayden Town Council will hold a public hearing Thursday before a second reading of an ordinance that would increase parking fines at Yampa Valley Regional Airport.

South Routt School Board meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday

The South Routt School Board on Thursday will vote whether to endorse a ballot initiative that would raise $2.9 billion for public schools by raising the state sales and income taxes for five years.

North Routt Fire Protection District hosting benefit for firefighter Saturday

The North Routt Fire Protection District is hosting a barbecue dinner and dance Saturday at Steamboat Lake Outfitters to benefit Jeremiah Beach and his family.

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North Routt Community Charter School taking shape

Construction remains on schedule

School administrators said Wednesday that the building is on schedule to be completed by Jan. 6, and they touted the new technology, space and amenities it will bring to the students in a few months.

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Routt County 4-H’ers shine at state fair

Twenty-seven Routt County 4-H’ers placed at the state fair exhibition in Pueblo last month with projects ranging from model rocketry to cake decorating.

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CJ Mucklow to leave Routt County Extension Office post

Director to lead western regional office, 18 Colorado counties

CJ Mucklow has been an agent at the Routt County Extension Office for 22 years. Now he’s ready to take on the new challenge of supervising 18 counties in Colorado.

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Mountain snow is in tonight's forecast, but what about Steamboat?

The National Weather Service expects the first snowfall of the season in the Colorado Rockies tonight, but not all resort areas will be affected. A winter weather advisory has been issued for some of them.

NFL Punt, Pass and Kick results

Top 3 in each category Monday

Betty Leipold: Bag discounts

Instead of charging shoppers for using plastic bags, which would be inconvenient for tourists, why not do what Safeway used to do and take 5 or 10 cents off the total bill when a person uses a reusable bag?

2 Steamboat skiers make regional Telemark team

Katie Ross and Aiden Rohde, of Steamboat Springs, were named to the United States Telemark Ski Association 2011-12 regional ski team roster.

Craig Lodge: A note of appreciation

I would like to express my appreciation to Kevin and Cathy Nerney along with the Knights of Columbus and all those who helped with the 5:30 p.m. Sept. 11 ceremony at Yampa River Botanic Park on Sunday.

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Joanne Palmer: Chocolate willpower

I know that dieting makes me and everyone within a 26-mile radius of me crabby. Having tried, and failed, over the years to diet, I now employ these tried-and-true methods.

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Hayden volleyball falls to Moffat County, 3-1

Despite winning 1st set, Tigers can’t keep up with Bulldogs

The Hayden High School Tigers won the first set of their matchup with Moffat County High School but couldn’t keep up with the 4A Bulldogs, falling 3-1.

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Jimmy Westlake: With a name like Uranus ...

The very thought of having to utter the name of the seventh planet in public is enough to strike fear in the heart of even a veteran reporter. Well, giggles or not, now is the prime time to see Uranus.

Aspen City Council moves toward bag ban

The Aspen City Council reversed its course Monday night after a majority of its members said they favored a ban on plastic bags provided at grocery stores rather than a 20-cent-per-bag fee.

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Tread of Pioneers exhibit features Lincoln’s walking stick, Jefferson’s violin

An exhibit featuring Abraham Lincoln’s walking stick and Thomas Jefferson’s violin are on display at the Tread of Pioneers Museum through Oct. 15.

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Search for Montessori teacher continues in Steamboat

Parents concerned about future of Strawberry Park program

A group of four parents told the Steamboat Springs School Board on Monday night that they were concerned about the future of Strawberry Park Elementary School’s Montessori program after the recent departure of one of its founding teachers.

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7 Walkers brings Dead tunes, live funk to Ghost Ranch Saloon

Blond-dreaded guitar player Malcolm Welbourne wasn’t a Deadhead growing up in Louisiana. He listened to the music of the Grateful Dead, he admits, but it’s only in the past few years since he formed a fresh new band with former Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann that Deadheads have been handing him CD after CD of old shows. It’s brought Welbourne up to speed rather quickly.

Marcia Neal and David Ludlam: Oil, gas can help fund Colorado schools

No news but bad news clouds the horizon when it comes to funding Colorado’s school districts. But there is a beacon of good news shining from an energy-rich corner of Colorado. Moffat and Routt counties are uniquely situated to provide new sources of long-term funding for schools.

Tuesday, September 13

Our View: Open-minded city adapts planning process

We are impressed with initiatives city staff and Steamboat Springs City Council members have made to help developers tackle new projects in a difficult economic climate.

Routt commissioners table Shell Oil well permit request to October

Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to table a request from Shell Oil to drill a well on a parcel owned by the State Land Board about two miles south of Yampa Valley Regional Airport.

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Whistler bike park faces Parks and Rec meeting vote

Commission to recommend whether Steamboat Springs should assume liability

The planners of a proposed bike park will learn Wednesday whether they’re getting closer to starting construction.

Cities prepare bids for 2012 Pro Cycling Challenge

Nearly 30 express interest in 2nd annual stage race

The USA Pro Cycling Challenge has named 28 cities that have indicated an interest in hosting next year’s race, including Steamboat Springs.

The Record for Sept. 12

12:42 a.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to an animal complaint on Routt County Roads 14 and 16. The animal was gone when deputies arrived.

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Buffalo Pass Road closure won't be a welcome sight to hunters

Beginning Sept. 18, the popular road for hunters, campers and fall foliage seekers will be closed at the Dry Lake Campground gate. The closure is expected to last six to eight weeks.

It's official: Purchase of SmartWool's parent company is finalized

VF Corp.'s $2.3 billion acquisition of Timberland doesn't appear to have any immediate impact on SmartWool, which previously announced that it will remain in Steamboat.

Monday, September 12

Drilling permit sought in Saddle Mountain in Routt County

The potential oil and gas boom in Routt County is poised to draw closer to Steamboat Springs. One of four drilling permits now pending before county government anticipates drilling in the midst of the Saddle Mountain Ranchettes rural subdivision on Routt County Road 179 near Milner.

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Sample ballots released for Routt County voters

Mail ballots go out to county voters' mailboxes Oct. 11

Sample ballots for the Nov. 1 election were released Monday, a month before mail ballots will begin to appear in the post office boxes of Routt County voters.

Steamboat Springs School Board supports Proposition 103

Steamboat is first school district in Routt County to support state tax increase

The Steamboat Springs School Board on Monday unanimously voted to support a November ballot initiative that would net an estimated $2.9 billion for Colorado public schools over five years by raising the state’s income and sales taxes.

Steamboat golf team finishes 2nd in Aspen

Steamboat Springs High School golf coach Steve Dodson was hoping that a trip to Aspen on Monday would help the team carry some momentum into the final stretch of the season. The Sailors were led by freshman Brandon Martin who shot a 75 to lead the team to a second place finish in Aspen.

Stolen car recovered, but investigation still ongoing

Steamboat Springs police still are investigating the Sunday night theft of a 2010 silver Subaru Outback that was left unlocked with the keys inside. The car was found Monday morning.

Injured 46-year-old woman helped by good Samaritan

A 46-year-old woman who suffered an ankle injury during a mountain bike ride Saturday afternoon on the Continental Divide Trail was assisted by a passer-by who helped the local woman back to her car.

The Record for Sept. 11

The Record for Sept. 11

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Soroco senior brings life lessons home from Ghana

On her three-week trip with Global Leadership Adventures in early August, Soroco High School senior Lena Grout said all of the Ghanaian children begged her to take them back to America with her. But she pleaded in return that all she wanted to do was remain there.

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Tom Ross: Before there were roads

Fort Uncompahgre in Delta an early outpost on Western Slope

If you’ve never visited the Fort Uncompahgre Living History Museum, put it on your list. Almost 50 years before the family of James and Margaret Crawford became the first European settlers of Steamboat Springs, Antoine Robidoux built a trading post near the confluence of the Uncompahgre and Eagle Tail rivers.

Sunday, September 11

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Luke Graham: A game to help us move on

It’s hard to think that Sunday marked the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Each person can recount where he or she was that day, what it meant and the emotions associated with it. Even then, I was a sports nut. It was the one thing I understood better than most. But sports certainly took a backseat at that moment.

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Steamboat reflects on 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks

The jovial yells of children on a soccer field meshed with the sounds of bagpipes and drums Sunday at the Yampa River Botanic Park as more than 50 people bowed their heads and reflected on the 10 years that have passed since America’s most devastating terrorist attack.

Hayden Public Library readers win awards

Six outstanding readers were selected as this year’s recipients of the Bernadette F. Giannini Young Reader Awards.

Valerie Davia: Musicians shine at orchestra opener

The Steamboat Symphony Orchestra’s opening concert Sept. 3 at Strings Music Pavilion began the 20th season with a packed program of three concertos, featuring some of Steamboat’s best-loved soloists, plus Beethoven’s second symphony.

Steamboat briefs: Veterans services are being offered at Sundance Plaza

Veterans can find out which services and benefits they are eligible for through the Routt County Veterans Affairs office, 425 Anglers Drive, in Sundance Plaza. Hours are from 8 a.m. to noon Mondays through Wednesdays and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays.

The Record for Sept. 10

The Record for Sept. 10

Monday Medical: Senior Health Fair is Friday

Event a chance to gauge health, learn about resources

Fall is a good time to take stock of our health and learn about services to help us stay on top of our game. This is particularly important for older adults, who are more likely to develop a chronic condition or complications from influenza and other illnesses as well as other health challenges as they age.

County Agenda for Sept. 12 and 13

County Agenda for Sept. 12 and 13

Deb Babcock: Plant garlic now for bigger bulbs

Spaghetti sauce, Caesar salad, shrimp scampi and many other favorite foods have a common ingredient that can be easily grown here in the mountains: garlic. To obtain the largest bulbs next summer, plant your garlic cloves now.

Steamboat School Board weighs support of tax increase

Proposition 103 would raise an estimated $2.9 billion for public schools in Colorado by raising state income and sales taxes

The Steamboat Springs School Board will vote Monday whether to endorse a proposed state tax increase that would raise an estimated $2.9 billion for Colorado public schools over five years.

John F. Russell: Reminding us what's important

For most of us, the world changed on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, and it will never be the same. After the attacks, sports took a backseat to reality, and people cared more about what was happening at Ground Zero than they did about what was happening at the 50-yard line.

Steamboat comes in 2nd at Bishop Machebeuf volleyball tournament

The Steamboat Sailors volleyball team took second place in a 10-team tournament Saturday at Bishop Machebeuf High School. Although the Sailors lost the championship match to St. Mary's, a Colorado Springs private school, coach Wendy Hall was pleased with how her team played.

Hayden volleyball falls in straight sets to Meeker

With a new coach, the growing pains were evident for the Hayden High School girls volleyball team, losing in straight sets Friday at Meeker, falling 25-21, 25-21 and 25-23.

Soroco volleyball squeaks out close win against Meeker

Sloppy play and miscues filled parts of the Soroco High School volleyball team’s game against Meeker on Saturday. But maybe the most telling part was that Soroco didn’t just overcome those obstacles — the team also came back and beat Meeker, 3-2, in Oak Creek.

Soroco football falls to South Park, 40-28

The Soroco High School football team overcame a big early deficit and saw the score change hands four times before finally falling, 40-28, on Saturday at South Park.

Steamboat cross-country tackles challenging course at invitational

Times were expected to be slower at the Husky Cross-Country Invitational at Beaver Creek. With a course that featured plenty of uphill, Steamboat Springs High School coach Andy Reust encouraged his runners to run for place and not time.

Steamboat tennis takes 1st in singles at Western Slope Open

Steamboat Springs High School senior tennis player Jamey Swiggart continued his torrid stretch, winning a pair of matches Saturday in straight sets to win the No. 1 singles title at the Western Slope Open.

Steamboat soccer continues win streak

Sailors rally to a 7-2 win against Salida on Saturday

The Steamboat Sailors rallied to a 7-2 win at Salida on Saturday for their third victory in five days.

Saturday, September 10

Harriet Freiberger: We remember

Sunday, where two towers once stood, water cascades down the sides of two square pools, footprints of those giants. No longer do we see the massive piles of tangled steel and concrete that formed before our eyes 10 years ago.

Richard and Wendy Stelle: A letter of thanks

On Thursday afternoon, my husband and I were in a rollover accident when the wet dirt shoulder of Routt County Road 44 gave way.

Dervla Lacy: Our drug problem

The problem of youth marijuana use is pervasive within our state, nation and community. According to a 2009 national survey, more than 104 million Americans older than age 12 had tried marijuana at least once, and almost 17 million had used the drug in the month before the survey.

Omar M. Campbell: Ask hard questions

Last week’s Question of the Week polled voter interest in the Nov. 1 city election, including the City Council races and ballot questions. Interest stood at only 9 percent for the council election. The marijuana issue had 65 percent interest, and the airline tax issue was at 25 percent.

Our View: Conservatism key to budget

As another local election cycle nears, it’s worth applauding the Steamboat Springs City Council and city staff for their continued pragmatic and conservative approach to budgeting and fiscal responsibility.

Sunday’s events for the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001

Routt County will be hosting several ceremonies Sunday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001.

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In running, Steamboat champ Sunseri has found goals, happiness

Steamboat Springs runner Nicholas Sunseri won every local race he entered in 2011 with one exception, but the summer of winning wasn’t something Sunseri prepared for as much as it has been something that has prepared him.

Joel Reichenberger: Defining Bike Town

I couldn’t help but sympathize with Corey Piscopo’s sentiment last week when, after a disappointing community response to the third annual Steamboat Springs Stage Race, he wondered about “Bike Town burnout.”

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Some Routt County residents reflect on how 9/11 put their lives on hold

Attacks led to 10 years of sacrifice

Looking through night-vision goggles at a rocket-propelled grenade headed in his direction, it was clear to Brett Barkey that his life had changed drastically since Sept. 11, 2001. Life’s detour for Barkey began shortly after the terrorist attacks a decade ago. Two months later, Barkey returned to active duty with the U.S. Marines.

Laurie Hallenbeck: Hayden Town Talk for Sept. 11

Laurie Hallenbeck: Hayden Town Talk for Sept. 11

The Record for Sept. 9

The Record for Sept. 9

The Jail Report for Sept. 3 to 9

The Jail Report for Sept. 3 to 9

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Steamboat ordinance brings in fraction of 2008 building-use tax estimate

The city has collected $676,393 of a $4.6 million 2008 estimate of outstanding building-use taxes, and a likely One Steamboat Place refund could send that figure even lower.

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19th annual Literary Sojourn in Steamboat brings fiction to life

The crowd of 500 that was packed into the banquet room at the Sheraton Steamboat Resort had the chance to immerse themselves into the minds of six authors of great renown.

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Tractor fire burns half-acre in South Routt field

A tractor and hay baler were engulfed in flames along with about a half-acre of hay in a South Routt field Saturday afternoon.

Steamboat Springs Running Series Emerald Mountain Trail Run results

Saturday at Emerald Mountain

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Running Series wraps up successful points season with trail run

Saturday’s Emerald Mountain Trail Run — a seven-mile jaunt — marked the most runners the event has seen. Eleven of the 12 events in this year’s series saw record-breaking numbers.

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Tom Ross: The world has been transformed

The Sept. 11, 2001, edition of Steamboat Today was unremarkable except for John Russell’s photograph of two trapeze artists with the Circus Chimera. All of us now know too well how abruptly our lives would change on that sunny day.

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Drawings at Steamboat restaurant leave lasting impression after 9/11

In the days following Sept. 11, 2001, most of America grieved with tears and silent tributes. But inside Johnny B. Good’s Diner, children used crayons and imagination to record the impact of those days and how the unthinkable events of that September morning had touched their lives, shaped their heroes and changed their worlds forever.

The Record for Sept. 8

12:14 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a suspicious person in the 1600 block of Shadow Run Frontage.

Golf Trout fundraiser in Steamboat to aid trout habitat

Sportsmen and women from across the country have gathered in Steamboat Springs this weekend for an annual fundraising competition that combines the dissimilar sports of golf and fly fishing — The Yampa Valley Fly Fisher Golf Trout Tournament.

The Denver Post cuts delivery to Routt County

Paper to end Monday to Saturday distribution in Routt, Moffat

Local Denver Post and national newspaper subscribers won’t be thumbing through newspaper pages over breakfast come Monday in Routt and Moffat counties.

Steamboat briefs: Action from Oak Creek’s board meeting Thursday

At its Thursday meeting, the Oak Creek Town Board approved, 6-0, a liquor license renewal for Bonfiglio Dug & Liquor

Hayden football looks to fix mistakes against Yuma

Yuma in recent years has proven to have one of the top Class 1A high school football programs in the state. That doesn’t bode well for a Hayden High School team still finding its way. Still, the Tigers hope to do just that at 1 p.m. Saturday in a showdown against the Indians in Idaho Springs.

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Soroco football team looks for 2-0 start

Soroco High School football faces South Park on Saturday

A slow start left the Soroco High School football team trailing into the second half of its season opener last week before pulling out a win against Nucla. The Rams likely will need to figure things out more quickly Saturday if they’re to make it 2-0.

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Gymnastics off to fast start in Labor Day meet

More than 131 girls and six teams competed in the Labor Day weekend meet at Excel Gymnastics in Steamboat Springs. It was the biggest Labor Day meet Excel has hosted. Two years ago, 65 girls competed, and 121 took part last year.

Steamboat tennis puts 3 through to semifinals

Sailors advance 2 singles, 1 doubles team to semifinals

If others across the state hadn’t respected his game to this point, Jamey Swiggart all but made people take notice Friday at the opening day of the Western Slope Open in Grand Junction.

Tennis Center wins USTA facility award

The United States Tennis Association named the Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs one of nine winners in the 30th annual USTA Facility Awards Program.

Moose’s Loose Golf Tournament returns to Steamboat on Saturday

Moose Barrows said that while growing up in Steamboat Springs, he had plenty of help reaching the peak of the competitive Alpine skiing world. That’s why he’s been doing whatever he can to help today’s young local athletes start their quests toward those same goals.

Adult C League softball playoffs results for Sept. 8

Adult C League softball playoffs results for Sept. 8

Friday, September 9

Emergency calls pile up Thursday

Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue emergency responders juggled multiple calls Thursday afternoon, and at one point, off-duty firefighters were called to help.

Real estate transactions for Sept. 2 to 8

Real estate transactions for Sept. 2 to 8

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Steamboat tests new planning process on Ptarmigan redevelopment

The city is working with a team intent on redeveloping the Ptarmigan Inn to try out a new planning process intended to give redevelopers more certainty in the city approval process as they work in a difficult financing environment.

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Steamboat's Hotel Bristol to get a face-lift

One of Steamboat Springs’ longest-enduring downtown hotels is due for a new brick and stone façade that could earn it a place on the list of contemporary and restored Lincoln Avenue landmarks that honor the past while acknowledging the present.

On the Market: Jacobi hired at Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club

Project Manager Kathy Cain announced this week that Theresa Jacobi has been hired as communications manager at Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club. She will assist Cain with day-to-day operations at the ranch including taking responsibility for social media, web updates, marketing and administration. 

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US Sen. Bennet listens to community concerns in Hayden

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet was in Hayden Friday night seeking input on the U.S. Farm Bill that funds major agricultural programs that range from food stamps to technical assistance for farmers and ranchers.

Yampa residents to vote on medical marijuana businesses

Vote joins similar ballot questions in Steamboat, Oak Creek, Routt County

The Yampa Town Board approved last month the language for a ballot question prohibiting medical marijuana centers and grow operations in the town.

Thursday, September 8

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Gas leak cleanup ongoing at Steamboat Springs station

No timetable for completion at Western Convenience

Efforts to clean a gasoline leak at Western Convenience continue into the second month. The leak was detected Aug. 8 in a steel line connecting the station’s underground gas tank to a pump that failed because of wear. It was first suspected Aug. 5 when a pump wasn’t working properly and subsequently shut off.

Sen. Bennet stops in Hayden on Friday night

Senator to host listening session with farmers and ranchers about next version of US Farm Bill

As he prepares to help shape the next version of the federal Farm Bill, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet will be in Hayden on Friday night to meet with ranchers and farmers.

Mesa commissioner advises caution concerning oil, gas at symposium

Using his own county as an example, Commissioner Craig Meis described at Wednesday night's Northwest Colorado Oil and Gas Symposium in Hayden how oil and natural gas production has affected the assessed value of Mesa County throughout the years.

Colorado Mountain College board race contested

Routt County CMC board candidates seek role in Alpine Campus expansion

This November, Colorado Mountain College adjunct faculty member and former Steamboat Springs City Council member Ken Brenner will face design-build contractor John Fielding to fill one of four seats up for election on the seven-member board.

Steamboat Fire Rescue busy with calls Thursday

Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue emergency responders juggled multiple calls Thursday afternoon including a fire alarm, a motorcycle accident, a single-car rollover, a highly intoxicated person and a person who fell off a horse.

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Steamboat soccer snatches 4-1 win against Glenwood Springs

The Steamboat Springs High School boys soccer team gave up an early goal but shined for the rest of the game Thursday in a 4-1 win against Glenwood Springs, improving to 2-0 on the season.

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Routt County events calendar for Sept. 9 to 15

Advocates Building Peaceful Communities is hosting a 1950s and ’60s themed dance as a fundraiser for its domestic violence and abuse services in Routt County. The dance starts at 7 p.m. Saturday.

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Dirty Bourbon River Show comes to Old Town Pub on Saturday

New Orleans musician Charlie Skinner describes his band's sound as “gypsy folk circus rock.” The group makes plays their first show in Colorado on Saturday at Old Town Pub.

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Former Steamboat resident creates cultural dissent documentary

“Kingdom of Survival,” a documentary about modern skepticism and fringe philosophy, screens at 7 p.m. Friday, followed by a Q-and-A with producer and former Steamboat Springs resident Alex Hebert.

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Steamboat Springs golf team improves at home

Sailors place 5th at Haymaker tournament

An up-and-down season got a little better Thursday for the Steamboat golf team. After struggling in Craig on Wednesday, the team knocked 16 shots off its total Thursday at Haymaker Golf Course.

Steamboat boys tennis grounds Air Academy

Tennis preps for big weekend after win Thursday

The Steamboat Springs High School boys tennis team had just enough Wednesday night in a showdown against Air Academy, winning 4-3.

Steamboat Springs Running Series set for finale

12-kilometer run/hike up Emerald Mountain awaits participants Saturday

In large part, it’s been the attraction of out-of-town runners that’s defined the past several years for the Steamboat Springs Running Series. Athletes from out-of-county, out-of-state and even out-of-continent swelled the ranks and pushed several races to their caps. And anyone is welcome Saturday at the Running Series finale.

Mountain-resort home sales in July lowest in years

Real estate sales in Colorado’s mountain-resort communities were gaining steam through most of this year, continuing a steady rebound from the market decimation of 2008 and 2009. Then came July.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Achieving goals is better together

I was just part of a partnership between Historic Routt County and Rocky Mountain Youth Corps that worked really well. With more than 200 nonprofit organizations in Routt County that could use more resources, I thought there might be some helpful tips I could share based on my experiences.

The Record for Sept. 7

The Record for Sept. 7

Steamboat briefs: Hospital to host traveling classroom in parking lot

The Yampa Valley Medical Center hosts the first Colorado visit from the Kimberly-Clark Education Bus today in the YVMC parking lot.

Hayden volleyball spikes Rifle in 3

The Hayden High School girls volleyball team had little trouble Tuesday as it opened its season with a sweep of Rifle, beating down the Bears in three games.

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Steamboat golf struggles in Craig

Sailors shoot 257, play Thursday at Haymaker Golf Course

Continuing its up-and-down season, Steamboat shot a disappointing team score of 257 on Wednesday at Yampa Valley Golf Course in Craig. The team plays its only home tournament of the year Thursday.

The Record for Sept. 6

12:21 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers helped Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue emergency responders with a student at Colorado Mountain College who was highly intoxicated. The student was taken to Yampa Valley Medical Center and issued a summons for underage consumption of alcohol.

Steamboat briefs: Registration for after-school archery program closes Thursday

Thursday is the registration deadline for the city of Steamboat Springs’ Archery After School Program for middle school students.

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Steamboat volleyball cruises to 3-0 win

Sailors down Gore Rangers in straight sets Wednesday

Steamboat dominated Vail Mountain School on Wednesday, winning in straight sets. The Sailors dispatched the Gore Rangers, 25-10, 25-19 and 25-21.

Oak Creek Town Board meeting Thursday

The meeting will start off with a liquor license hearing followed by a license transfer request involving two medical marijuana businesses.

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Police officer ticketed after downtown traffic accident

A noninjury car accident Wednesday morning resulted in a Steamboat Springs Police Department officer being issued a ticket.

Steamboat City Council backs conservative budget

Finance Director Deb Hinsvark presents midyear update, 2012 sales tax projection

Steamboat Springs Finance Director Deb Hinsvark has forecast 2012 sales tax revenue to decline 2 percent. City Council members, however, directed Hinsvark to budget revenues at 5 percent less than the 2011 projection.

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150 gather in Hayden to discuss potential of Routt, Moffat oil boom

The Northwest Colorado Oil and Gas Symposium explored the potential impact of a local oil and gas boom from the perspectives of elected officials, landowners, energy companies and scientists.

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Steamboat Springs buys iPads for City Council members

City says devices will cut down on cost of paper meeting agendas

As part of an effort to cut down on costs and materials, City Council members were provided second-generation iPads and used them for the first time Tuesday.

Routt County plans for Sept. 11 services

Routt County residents this weekend will join the rest of America in commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Several ceremonies are planned.

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Partners in Routt County fundraiser benefits at-risk youths

The fifth annual Java & Jazz fundraiser for Partners in Routt County takes place at 5:30 p.m. Friday. The event is known for its extensive silent auction.

Wednesday, September 7

Jimmy Westlake: Cassiopeia ushers in autumn

Summer is slipping away from us, and the changing constellations are a sure sign of the approach of autumn.

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Steamboat's Chocolate Soup selling its confections at Whole Foods

Chocolate Soup is selling its milk chocolate almond and dark chocolate pistachio macaroons and its Bella Luna graham crackers at Whole Foods Market stores in the company’s Rocky Mountain region.

The Record for Sept. 5

12:17 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of loud music coming from a bar in the 600 block of Yampa Street. Officers advised the bar to turn the music down.

Steamboat briefs: Luncheon to open forum on commercial lending

The commercial lending climate will be on the menu Thursday during a Success Steps luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Steamboat Smokehouse, 912 Lincoln Ave. Mike Forney will moderate a discussion about the commercial lending environment locally and nationally. The luncheon is geared toward business owners looking for a practical picture of the impact of today’s economy on their existing loans and credit lines as well as the availability of new financing.

Paula Salky: Lucky to be here

I know many people may have been very disappointed at the Sailors football game Friday night. But to me, it was a beautiful night to experience the beauty of our community. Now don’t get me wrong, I love nothing more than a great football game. However, I also was there to support my daughter and the Steamboat Springs High School cheerleading team. This past weekend, the team sponsored a little Sailors cheer camp and the highlight of the halftime show was watching these little Sailors come out and perform with the “big kids.” The community spirit was great, and we were all having a wonderful time despite a losing first half.

Our View: Getting ready for boom or bust

The oil and gas industry is gearing up for what could be a substantial power play here in Routt County. No matter what you think of domestic energy exploration and production, there are important factors that must be carefully weighed and considered.

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Joanne Palmer: Of guns and men

Nothing says “I love you” like a gun. Yes, a gun. Christmas is months away and my 14-year-old son already is badgering me to buy him a gun and put it underneath the tree.

Adult league women's soccer results for Sept. 6

Hungry Dog 3, Winona’s 1 Steamboat Medical 5, Creekside 2

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Steamboat soccer opens season with win

After falling behind Summit, 2-0, in the first half, the Sailors needed a second-half rally to escape with a 3-2 victory and a few smiles. Tuesday’s win was the first game of the season for the Sailors, who will head to Glenwood Springs on Thursday.

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Hayden ushers in a new school year

Five minutes after the first bell rang at Hayden Valley Elementary School on Tuesday, a water pipe burst and partially flooded a hallway. Despite the unexpected challenge, Principal Rhonda Sweetser said the first day was exciting.

Carnival kicks off Cub Scouts season in Steamboat

Free event for 1st- to 5th-grade boys is Thursday at middle school

Steamboat Springs Club Scouts Pack 194’s scouting season kicks off Thursday night with a free carnival night at Steamboat Springs Middle School.

Steamboat City Council puts bag fee plan on hold

Members to re-evaluate Yampa Valley Recycles proposal next month

Steamboat Springs City Council members, by a 5-2 vote, approved a motion to review the bag fee ordinances in other Colorado communities and provide feedback to city staff about whether to proceed.

Rubber Ducky Race to make a splash Saturday

The fundraiser, which benefits Yampa Valley Medical Center's Family Birth Place, takes place at 10 a.m. Saturday. The rubber duckies will race from the Fifth to 13th street bridges.

Tuesday, September 6

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No one hurt in rush-hour car fire

A white Subaru Outback suffered heavy damage in the fire near Bud Werner Memorial Library on Tuesday morning.

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With Labor Day in rearview mirror, autumn comes into view

Cooler weather and rain signal a transition in the seasons. Although fall doesn't officially start for two weeks, it seems as if it has already arrived.

Monday, September 5

Steamboat Stock Dog Challenge results from Monday

Steamboat Stock Dog Challenge results from Monday

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Steamboat Springs Stage Race rides to a close

Cycling event delights 270 participants during weekend

A half dozen riders broke from the main group early in the men’s pro, Category 1 and Category 2 criterium, which cut lapped around downtown Steamboat Springs. Boulder rider Colby Pearce claimed a narrow victory on the final day of the 4-day event.

The Record for Sept. 4

The Record for Sept. 4

Steamboat briefs: Group seeks proposals for river restoration project

The Yampa Valley Stream Improvement Charitable Trust is seeking design proposals for the Chuck Lewis State Wildlife Area’s Phase III river restoration project.

Steamboat City Council to hear bag fee proposal

No action scheduled on possible charge

Catherine Carson just wants to start the conversation. The Yampa Valley Recycles board of directors member said that’s the goal of her presentation Tuesday to the City Council about the possibility of Steamboat Springs imposing a fee on disposable grocery bags.

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Oak Creek’s weekend-long festivities commemorate heritage, community

After digging for change in the dirt at Decker Park on Monday during Oak Creek’s Labor Day festivities, 4-year-old Kelsey Bryant emerged with $8.75 in coins. She was one of several children who participated in the game, just one of many weekend activities that honored the South Routt town’s mining heritage.

Hayden volleyball team copes with changes

Tigers volleyball squad hopes to roar with new coach

On Tuesday, again facing a coaching overhaul, the Hayden High School volleyball team will try to start off a new season on the right note. And they may, once again, have just the players in place to do that.

Debate in Colorado over driving while high proposal

Colorado group studying issue split about endorsing a measurement

The number of drivers caught behind the wheel after using marijuana this year in Colorado is on pace to eclipse last year’s total, adding fuel to cannabis critics’ fears that the state is facing a growing problem of stoned driving.

Sunday, September 4

Steamboat Springs Stage Race wraps up Monday

Sunday’s ride in Steamboat sets standings for racers

On Sunday, Scott Moninger grabbed control of the Steamboat Springs Stage Race by winning a 70-mile stage in the men’s pro category. He leads the overall race by 41 seconds, ahead of Nathan Wilson and Chris Carr.

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Bull riders thrill Steamboat Springs crowd

PBR Rocky Mountain Bull Bash a hit in 7th season

Dakota Beck, a cowboy from Moses Lake, Wash., knows how to get off a bull in style. Riding Sunday in the Professional Bull Riding Rocky Mountain Bull Bash in Steamboat, he left two bulls in equally jaw-dropping style, flying from the beasts’ rumps as if shot from a cannon.

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Luke Graham: The curse of Paul Posluszny

It’s that time of year where I tell you the Buffalo Bills again won’t make the playoffs. For the record, the last time my team made the playoffs, I had just gotten my driver’s license and the Music City Miracle/forward lateral took place.

Steamboat briefs: Alive at 25 driving class open to public, students

Steamboat Springs High School students who want to park a vehicle on campus or apply for open campus privileges in the 2011-12 school year are required to take a 4.5-hour Alive at 25 defensive driving course.

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Oak Creek community comes out for festivities

Town hosts Labor Day barbecue

In an open field in Oak Creek’s Decker Park, Paul and Ellen Bonnifield did something they try to do every Labor Day weekend. They danced. The Bonnifields and about 40 other South Routt community members gathered at Decker Park on Sunday night for a barbecue hosted by the Historical Society of Oak Creek and Phippsburg.

The Record for Sept. 3

The Record for Sept. 3

County Agenda for Sept. 5 and 6

County Agenda for Sept. 5 and 6

Deb Babcock: Plant Select tested plants for altitude

Demonstration garden at Yampa River Botanic Park

Each year, a few plants are chosen as the best of the best for gardens in the high mountains of Colorado through a cooperative program of the Denver Botanic Park and Colorado State University in conjunction with greenhouses and nurseries throughout the Rocky Mountain region and beyond.

Monday Medical: 24 years and going strong

Annual Rubber Ducky Race hits Yampa River on Saturday

I remember it well. The year was 1988. It didn’t require much conversation to elicit an enthusiastic chorus of “yes,” and thus our own Yampa River Rubber Ducky Race was born.

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New champion takes crown at Chuck Wagon Chili Challenge in Steamboat

Smoky red takes down reigning green chili champion

A new chili champion was crowned Sunday in Steamboat Springs, and only one mouth separated the winner from the runner-up. At the Mainstreet Steamboat Springs’ Chuck Wagon Chili Challenge, Adam Mackey’s Big Smokey Red chili took the People’s Choice award with 100 votes.

10k at 10,000 Steamboat Springs Running Series results

10k at 10,000 Steamboat Springs Running Series results

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200 runners test Rabbit Ears Peak race in Steamboat Springs

10K at 10,000 a treat for Nordic athletes

More than 200 runners came out for the annual 10K at 10,000 Steamboat Springs Running Series event. Nicholas Sunseri torched the 10-kilometer course in 42 minutes, 5.91 seconds, breaking away early and holding the lead the entire route.











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Tax Payers Bill of Rights (TABOR) amendment, the Steamboat Springs City Clerk

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Straight Stripe Painting Inc. FINAL PAYMENT will be made

Straight Stripe Painting Inc. that FINAL PAYMENT will be made on, or after, September 23, 2011.


NOTICE OF FINAL PAYMENT Notice is hereby given that work for the OWNER on the 2011 Routt County Chipseal Project, is essentially complete

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Saturday, September 3

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Steamboat's Walz shines at Steamboat Springs Stage Race

Cyclist wins Category 3 criterium Saturday

Stage race cycling continued to fill Steamboat’s roads Saturday as nearly 300 riders took part in a criterium. Saturday featured a full day of racing as racers in each of a dozen classifications got their chance on the 1.4-mile course.

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Steamboat cyclist Amy Charity competing with pros

Steamboat cyclist Amy Charity set a summer goal to move up to a Category 2 rider, which would have her racing with Category 1 pro women. To move up by the Steamboat Springs Stage Race, her task was simple: win every race.

Soroco volleyball takes 2 of 3 at Leadville tourney

Soroco won two of three matches at a Leadville tournament and walked away with a second-place trophy.

Steamboat cross-country team starts season in Delta

The Steamboat Springs High School boys and girls cross-country teams opened the season Friday in Delta with each team placing eighth.

John F. Russell: Keeping in touch from afar

In a world filled with fast cars, high-speed Internet and self-checkout lines, the winds of change seem to blow faster than a hurricane. Keeping in touch with the important things in life is more difficult than watching the Rockies play baseball.

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Taste of downhill experience available at Steamboat Ski Area

The Steamboat Ski Area's new downhill trails can work for everyone. Miles and miles of the trails expected to be ready next summer have yet to be built, but the crews focused first on the base of the ski area, and starting this weekend, a couple of those trails are open to riders to offer a sneak peek of exactly what is to come.

Joel Reichenberger: Biking events impress

Here’s the thing that really left me impressed after the USA Pro Cycling Challenge’s Steamboat swing late last month: In all the conversations I’ve had about the event, I have yet to talk to a person who didn’t claim to have been genuinely impressed.

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Enrollment up at Steamboat Springs schools

Numbers at other schools remain down

This year, the Steamboat Springs School District projects about 184 sixth-graders are walking the halls of the middle school, 14 more than last year. Enrollment has increased in the district every school year since 2003-04.

Obesity rate increasing at a fast pace in Colorado

Routt County leanest in state, but health care professionals worried

Routt County is the leanest county in what continues to be the leanest state. But in spite of Colorado’s status as the leanest state, its residents are becoming obese at an alarming rate.

Laurie Hallenbeck: Hayden news for Sept. 4

Happy birthday wishes to Krein Fritts, Seth Copeland, T-Lane Mazzola, Whitney Bell, Olivia Svoboda, John Walker and Jaydin Kelton.

The Record for Sept. 2

The Record for Sept. 2

The Jail Report for Aug. 27 to Sept. 2

The Jail Report for Aug. 27 to Sept. 2

Letter to the editor: Right thing to do

Immunizations are one of the easiest ways that we can protect ourselves, our families and our communities from deadly diseases.

Lyman Orton: Brutal chip-and-seal

As we luxuriate in the slipstream of last weekend’s USA Pro Cycling Challenge, I hope the Routt County Board of Commissioners recognize the great economic and social value that cycling can bring to our community.

Kia Cartwright: Well deserved

I was so happy to see Jan Fritz honored as the Health Care Community Advocate this year. Jan has been diligently serving this community for so long.

Our View: Health care, with emphasis on ‘care’

Here in Routt County, this year’s Doc Willett Health Care Heritage Award winners remind us to be thankful for those supremely talented, compassionate and dedicated health care workers who improve our quality of life.

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Labor Day events continue Sunday, Monday

Like the morning frosts, Labor Day weekend events are a fall rite of passage in the Yampa Valley, including such annual events as the Stock Dog Challenge, the Wild West Air Fest, Sunday’s Chuck Wagon Chili Challenge and a weekend-long celebration in Oak Creek.

New Jersey man arrested after breaking out of truck, into house

A 25-year-old New Jersey man was booked into Routt County Jail on Saturday morning after he woke up in someone else’s truck after a night of drinking.

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Steamboat Springs Stage Race takes off

Annual event opens Friday, continues through Monday

The third annual Steamboat Springs Stage Race opened Friday with what seemed like a short 6.5-mile jaunt up River Road. But with headwinds and crosswinds playing a role in the Aspire Performance Individual Time Trial, the course proved tougher than most thought.

Adult C League softball playoffs results for Sept. 1

Adult C League softball playoffs results for Sept. 1

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Soroco runs past Nucla, 44-18

Soroco High School football ran away with a 44-18 victory against Nucla on Friday. Turnovers, penalties and an elusive Nucla running back dictated the first two quarters, but a powerful running game and a speedy defense decided the game in the second half.

Soroco volleyball has high expectations for season

Rams take court today in Leadville

It’s after several years of gradual progress that the Soroco High School volleyball team enters this season. The team, stocked with veteran talent that’s weathered that rise, hopes there’s nothing gradual about the 2011 campaign, however.

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PBR Rocky Mountain Bull Bash returns to Steamboat on Sunday

Former professional bull rider Judd Mortensen has brought Professional Bull Riders events to Steamboat for the past six years and will return Sunday when the Rocky Mountain Bull Bash takes center stage at Brent Romick Rodeo Arena.

Hayden drops opener against Holyoke

In a strange game and on a strange night, the Hayden High School football team dropped its season opener Friday, falling, 34-9, to Holyoke.

Steamboat briefs: City of Steamboat to host transit agencies conference

The city of Steamboat Springs is hosting the Colorado Association of Transit Agencies conference.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Inside the Sustainability Council

The Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is a local, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing leadership to advance environmental, economic and social sustainability for current and future generations. It accomplishes those goals through educational efforts, programs and building collaboration among individuals, organizations, businesses and governments.

The Record for Sept. 1

The Record for Sept. 1

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Tom Ross: Burroughs’ writing cabin is gone but not forgotten

Steamboat Springs’ most culturally significant doghouse is still looking for a permanent home 15 months after it was moved from its lofty perch on Maple Street in Old Town.

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Steamboat orchestra’s past, future collide for opener

20th season opener celebrates the community

Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 will open the Steamboat Symphony Orchestra’s 20th anniversary season at 7 p.m. today at Strings Music Pavilion in Steamboat Springs.

Routt County CMC board seat up for election

Routt County’s seat on Colorado Mountain College’s board of trustees is one of four seats on the seven-member group up for election this fall.

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La Niña likely to return to Steamboat Springs

Expert: Climate event typically means above-average snowfall for Steamboat

Knock on wood, but one of the major tools used to help predict the abundance of snow in Steamboat Springs boasts some good news for powder hounds. With 70 to 80 percent certainty, La Niña is expected to return, according to Joe Ramey, a meteorologist and climate expert.

Comcast Internet outage causes break in business in Steamboat

Comcast service restored early Friday

Comcast spokeswoman Cin­dy Parsons said the outage occurred at about midnight Thursday and was restored sometime Friday morning. She couldn’t say how many Steamboat Springs Comcast customers were affected or where in town the outage occurred.

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Sustainable spec home finds buyer in sluggish Steamboat market

In a moribund construction market where almost no one is tackling a spec home, a Boulder Ridge development team has proven that not only is it feasible to finance and build a spec home, but it’s even possible to sell it before it’s completed.

Friday, September 2

Half of Steamboat condo sales ringing in below $300,000 mark

Of the 160 condos that sold here last year, exactly half were purchased by buyers from Colorado. And of that total, 42 were from Steamboat Springs. Of the Steamboat buyers, 30 of them closed on units less than $300,000.

Steamboat's Trailhead Lodge foreclosure continued

The foreclosure sale of Trailhead Lodge at Wildhorse Meadows has been pushed back a week to Sept. 14. The action affects the remaining 57 unsold luxury condominiums in Trailhead Lodge.

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Holy Family cruises to 52-6 victory against Steamboat football

Although Steamboat hung around with Holy Family for the first 12 minutes of Friday’s game at Gardner Field, sloppy play, miscues and a 29-point second-quarter outburst helped the Tigers easily cruise to a 52-6 win.

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Routt County events calendar for Sept. 2 to 8

Oakhurst has shared stages with acts such as John Mayer, The Flaming Lips, The Avett Brothers and Emmylou Harris. Check them out at 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Tugboat for $5 at the door.

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Hip-hop soul group returns to Ghost Ranch Saloon on Saturday

Rebel Tongue returns to Ghost Ranch Saloon with new hip-hop and funk material for a free show Saturday.

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Young Steamboat resident has 1st art opening Friday

Kali Waldman, a 5 1/2-year-old whose favorite color is “light darkish purple,” will be hosting her own art opening from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the coffee shop in Centennial Hall.

First Friday Artwalk venues

Monthly event is from 5 to 8 p.m. across Steamboat

There are several art show openings Friday across Steamboat Springs, including 15 venues associated with the First Friday Artwalk.

Steamboat volleyball tops Middle Park in 5

Sailors team wins season opener

The Steamboat Springs High School Sailors opened their 2011 volleyball season with a 5-set win against Middle Park on Thursday in Granby.

Town Challenge Mountain Bike Race Series final season standings

Women’s expert: Kelly Boniface and Tammy Jacques. Men’s pro/open: Brad Bingham

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Steamboat officials consider 2012 Pro Cycling Challenge bid

There hasn’t been an official decision, but city leaders and local organizers of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge’s stop in Steamboat Springs want it to return next year and may be prepared to enter a bid for the 2012 race.

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Hayden appoints town clerk, increases airport parking fines

Town Council members also gave preliminary approval to a new town logo

The Hayden Town Council voted unanimously to appoint Hayden native Nathan Archuleta to the town clerk post and gave preliminary approval to a new logo for the town.

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County meeting explores oil and gas development issues, concerns

A county planner who analyzes applications for oil and gas drilling permits said that interest has picked up in 2011 compared with 2010 but that it’s difficult to predict how much of that interest will turn into drilling rigs.

Hayden appoints new clerk, moves ahead with airport ordinance

Hayden’s new town clerk is no stranger to the inner workings of Town Hall. When the vote on his appointment was taken at a Town Council meeting Thursday night, he was sitting beside Mayor Jim Haskins, taking the meeting’s minutes. The Town Council voted unanimously to appoint Hayden native Nathan Archuleta to the post that has been vacant since previous clerk Susan Irvine left for Sedona, Ariz., earlier this summer. Archuleta had been serving as an administrative assistant for Town Manager David Torgler since Irvine’s departure.

Thursday, September 1

Soroco football set for season opener

Soroco football team hopes to usher in new stars

Plenty of questions surround the Soroco High School football team when it started practice last month, and even more will today when the Rams take their home field at 7 p.m. to open the season against Nucla.

Steamboat Ski Area offers sneak peek at downhill trails

Completion of the first downhill mountain biking trails at Steamboat Ski Area isn’t expected until early next summer, but riders jonesing for a taste of what’s to come can whet their appetites this month.

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Steamboat Springs cross-country opens season

Friday's meet in Delta marks the start of what Steamboat Springs High School senior Asher Rohde hopes will be a season to remember for the cross-country team.

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Hayden High School football opens Friday in Denver

The 2011 Tigers can turn plenty of heads this fall, coach Shawn Baumgartner said. The team opens its season at 6 p.m. Friday at Valor Christian High School in Denver against Holyoke.

Steamboat Springs football gears up for home opener

A week after playing Class 2A’s 2010 state champion Olathe, Steamboat opens its home season at 7 p.m. Friday at Gardner Field against one of the more established programs in the state.

The Record for Aug. 31

The Record for Aug. 31

Motorcycle, camera gear stolen Friday in Steamboat is recovered

Police say the man who reported his $3,500 motorcycle and $16,500 worth of camera gear and personal belongings were stolen Friday in downtown Steamboat Springs has recovered the property.

Stepping Out in Routt: A walk in the woods

This week enjoy a tranquil walk through the woods from Fish Creek to the Rollingstone Ranch Golf Clubhouse and back.

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Lowell Whiteman alumnae to share adventure

Emily Colin, Rayna Weiss to give a presentation about Pedal for Change

The Lowell Whiteman School alumnae Emily Colin and Rayna Weiss tarted Pedal for Change, a nonprofit organization they hope will continue to grow into a tool for students to learn about the different examples of economic, social and environmental sustainability across the globe.

Ballot order set for Steamboat Springs City Council seats

Candidates for the Steamboat Springs City Council now know the order voters will see their names when casting ballots in November. City Clerk Julie Franklin pulled names out of a box to determine the ballot order during an informational forum Thursday afternoon at City Hall.

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As Denver considers 2022 Olympic bid, wishful thinking hits Steamboat Springs

Hop into a time machine, set the date to February 2022 and the place to Steamboat Springs, and what would you find? Could it be an Olympic village? As far out as it might sound, there is some buzz that Denver could put together a bid for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games.

North Routt reaches out to 1 of its own

Community rushes to aid Beach family

Jeremiah Beach has given so much to North Routt that when he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, community members said it was time to return the favor.

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Steamboat base area construction heats up

Restored Burgess Creek carries a trickle of water at ski area

The committee overseeing the work on the new public promenade at the base of Steamboat Ski Area had a chance to put hiking shoes on dirt Thursday and tour the construction. They liked what they saw.

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Yampa resident Trujillo seeks to continue chili streak in Steamboat

The sixth annual Chuck Wagon Chili Challenge is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday on Eighth Street between Lincoln Avenue and Oak Street. The event is a fundraiser for Mainstreet Steamboat Springs and will feature live music from Trevor G. Potter and friends as well as Ragweed.

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Wild West Air Fest readies for landing in Steamboat Springs

Organizers promise something for everyone at Steamboat airport

Seven years after putting on their inaugural event, Wild West Air Fest organizers say they’re fortunate to have become a staple of the Labor Day holiday weekend in Steamboat Springs.

Brooks Kellogg sentenced to 6 years for murder-for-hire plot

The part-time Steamboat Springs resident and developer also will pay a $100,000 fine and be subject to two years of supervised release, according to Thursday's sentencing in U.S. District Court in Denver.

July's sales tax receipts up 3.4 percent from 2010

The total collections of $1.51 million puts the city 3.25 percent ahead of year-to-date collections from last year. Thursday's report is preliminary and is subject to revisions.

10K at 10,000 Feet returns Sunday

Family of Kremmling runners directs popular Steamboat event

The 10K at 10,000 Feet returns at 10 a.m. Sunday atop Rabbit Ears Pass. The race was listed as the top 10-kilometer race in the state in a survey conducted by Colorado Runner magazine.

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Steamboat volleyball starts season Thursday

Sailors squad returns pair of 1st-team, all-league selections for 2012

With virtually the same team intact, and an injury-depleted roster healthy for a new season, the Sailors volleyball program looks to be on the rise. The Sailors open the season Thursday.

Rainout ends Town Challenge bike series

Canceled finale leaves results murky

Wednesday’s Town Challenge Mountain Bike Race Series finale promised to have the maximum amount of possible drama but was canceled after a rainstorm rolled through town.

Weekend could mark final Steamboat Stock Dog Challenge

This Labor Day weekend could be the last for the eight-year tradition of the Steamboat Stock Dog Challenge. Organizer Mariane Sasak said that the workload has become too much.

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Supply drive benefits Routt County schools

Supplies drive nets about $1,700 worth of supplies along with $800 in cash donations that will be used to buy more supplies for the schools this week.

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Longtime Tugboat owners sell Steamboat business

The Tugboat Grill & Pub escaped the wrecking ball in 2008, and now it enters a new chapter with the sale of the iconic ski town pub from longtime owners Hank Edwards and Larry Lamb to Steamboat man Jim Beatty.

Judge denies appeal bond for man serving 22 months for North Routt fight

Fourteenth Judicial District Court Chief Judge Michael O’Hara denied a request Wednesday from an incarcerated man who wanted to post a bond while he appeals his case.

Hayden Town Council to discuss rebranding at Thursday meeting

Economic Development Commission seeks approval of new logo and website to market the town

Hayden soon could have a new logo and website as part of an effort to rebrand the western Routt County town and better market its attractions.

The Record for Aug. 30

12:20 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of people talking loudly in the 300 block of Eighth Street. Officers issued a warning.

Steamboat briefs: Arvada man hurt after crashing his motorcycle

A 60-year-old Arvada man was taken to Yampa Valley Medical Center with minor to moderate injuries after he crashed his motorcycle on Colorado Highway 131 at about 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Patti Kauf-Melehes: Focus on the positives

Steamboat Springs is a community that supports and encourages its youths in sports. Some of our most beloved local sports heroes are men and women who learned to battle through loss, never giving up and never letting others tell them what they could not achieve. They persevered, willing to work harder when the road ahead was tough. We cheered them on through difficult times and were there to celebrate their victories.

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Steamboat Ski Area improvements ramp up ahead of ski season

Projects include concert stage, snowmaking equipment

One of Steamboat Ski Area's biggest improvement's before the snow flies is the 20,000-square-foot snowmelt system in Gondola Square.

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Jan Fritz to be named Health Care Community Advocate

Cancer services director to be honored at Doc Willett awards

Jan Fritz will be recognized at Thursday’s annual Doc Willett Health Care Heritage Awards as this year’s Health Care Community Advocate. Being honored alongside Fritz is Dr. Lambert Orton, who will be named the Health Care Professional of the Year.