Friday, September 30
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.
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.
This informal, informative breastfeeding class is offered free to those interested in learning about breastfeeding.
The Hayden School District is offering a structural engineering course for high school students from Hayden, Steamboat Springs and Oak Creek.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The squad must improve there and find a way to turn its slew of offensive weapons into effective heavy hitters more efficiently.
The Soroco High School football team will look to keep things rolling in Boulder on Friday.
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.
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.
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.
On Friday against Delta, Steamboat should have another chance to compete for a win. The key is whether Steamboat can find any consistency.
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.
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.
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.
Young Tracks Childcare board of directors is seeking community members to become part of the largest child care center in Routt 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Two adults were arrested, and charges are pending for them as well as the juveniles who police think were riding in the car.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
The Steamboat Springs School Board is set to become the second local public body to swap paper board meeting packets for iPads.
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.
Candidates vying for leadership positions in Steamboat Springs will attend a forum Wednesday to discuss their views on early childhood care and education.
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."
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Medical marijuana centers are engaged in a sham that uses the guise of medicine to promote the sale of marijuana for recreational use.
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
Town of Yampa - Accounts Payable May June July 2011
ORDINANCE NO. 611 AMENDMENT TO ORDINANCE 582 RE: WATER AND SEWER TAP FEES BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE TOWN OF OAK CREEK:
PUBLIC NOTICE Twentymile Coal, LLC (TC), 29515 Routt County Road 27, Oak Creek, Colorado 80467, has
Tuesday, September 27
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
The nonprofit Steamboat Symphony Orchestra is looking for special events volunteers as well as a volunteer to help with its education program this fall.
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.
The Steamboat Art Museum gift shop is seeking work by local artists and craftspeople.
Integrated Community is seeking bilingual volunteers to assist the organization with its resource and referral program on Mondays and Wednesdays.
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 www.danielsfund.org. The application deadline is Nov. 30.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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 Jail Report for Sept. 17 to 23
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.
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.
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.
The Hayden High School football team lost Friday night, falling 49-20 against undefeated Middle Park.
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.
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.
The Steamboat Springs High School boys soccer team lost for the first time this season, falling, 3-1, on Saturday at Centaurus.
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.
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.
Total sales — $4,346,815
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
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 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 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.
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.
Suellyn Godino and Holly Rogers both were recognized at a Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors celebration Sept. 9 at The Tugboat Grill & Pub.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Hayden man pleaded guilty to manufacturing methamphetamine and was sentenced to 12 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections on Friday.
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.
The Whiteout Volleyball Club of Steamboat Springs is looking for dedicated, experienced coaches for all age levels.
The Record for Sept. 22
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 is open for the city of Steamboat Springs’ fall youth programs.
Horizons Specialized Services provides free screenings for children.
The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association is accepting submission of original artwork for the 31st annual Steamboat Marathon.
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.
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.
At its Thursday meeting, the Oak Creek Town Board denied, 3-2, a medical marijuana grow license transfer between two Northwest Colorado businesses.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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 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 will celebrate homecoming Friday as it opens league play against Vail Christian.
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.
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’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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Routt County Road 21 north of Yampa will be closed until Thursday afternoon while Road and Bridge Department workers replace a culvert.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Got an itch to coach some basketball? A couple of local high school teams could provide the scratch.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Registration for the city of Steamboat Springs’ fall volleyball league is due Thursday.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
This year, Neptune completes its first full orbit of the sun since its discovery in 1846.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
The sophomore shot a career-best 76 in Rifle on Tuesday to earn a spot in the state tournament early next month.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Colorado Attorney General John Suthers will travel to Northwest Colorado Monday to speak about scams and fraud, especially those affecting seniors in Colorado.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Starting next month, drivers who park illegally at the Yampa Valley Regional Airport will be facing significantly higher ticket prices.
Saturday, September 17
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.
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
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.
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 Jail Report for Sept. 10 to 16
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.
The Colorado Mountain College Alpine ski team has joined the Division I Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association as an associate member this season.
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.
If there is a golf course in heaven, I would be willing to bet that you would find Bill Nickey walking it.
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.
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.
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?
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.
The Steamboat Springs High School tennis team rolled on Saturday, beating Fossil Ridge, 5-2.
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.
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
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.
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.
Exterior remodels on condominium and townhome communities have put the oomph behind the dollar value of Steamboat Springs’ remodels in 2011.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 John Suthers will travel to Northwest Colorado to speak about scams and fraud affecting seniors.
The ninth annual Steamboat Mountain Film Festival is accepting film submissions until Oct. 25.
Local historian Arianthe Stettner and writer Jennie Lay are seeking historic Stagecoach photographs for their project about the history of the area.
With 66 days left till Steamboat Ski Area opens, there are still options left for those still without a pass.
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 trailed just 14-7 at the half before Grand Valley burst for 20 third-quarter points and ran away with a 41-7 win.
The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering the Zostavax vaccine for shingles.
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.
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.
The Steamboat Springs High School boys tennis team split a pair of matches Friday, falling to Cheyenne Mountain before beating Mullen.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
With the onset of fall comes cloudier and rainier weather that has the potential to threaten plans for exercise.
Tickets for the annual dinner at South Routt Nursery are $39 a person.
Help still is needed for event Friday through Sunday. Volunteers will receive a T-shirt and refreshments.
The $10K Day proceeds will go toward United Way’s 2012 annual giving campaign, which has as a fundraising goal of $510,000.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 Rams are set to play at 1 p.m. Saturday against Plateau Valley.
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 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.
The West Routt Fire Protection District is searching for a group of citizens to help it advocate for a funding increase.
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.
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.
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.
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
Steamboat OktoberWest is a rite of passage into the shoulder season, a community and beer festival wrapped into one celebration of fall in Steamboat.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Hayden High School football team got its first victory of the season Sept. 10 in Idaho Springs, downing Yuma, 35-15.
The Community Cinema Series kicks off Thursday and is designed as an exercise in civic engagement.
Routt County United Way launches its 29th annual giving campaign with the $10K Day for United Way event Thursday at Yampa Valley Bank.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
12:06 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a noise complaint in the 1300 block of Athens Plaza.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Top 3 in each category Monday
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?
Katie Ross and Aiden Rohde, of Steamboat Springs, were named to the United States Telemark Ski Association 2011-12 regional ski team roster.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Six outstanding readers were selected as this year’s recipients of the Bernadette F. Giannini Young Reader Awards.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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.
On Thursday afternoon, my husband and I were in a rollover accident when the wet dirt shoulder of Routt County Road 44 gave way.
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.
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.
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.
Routt County will be hosting several ceremonies Sunday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001.
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.
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.”
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
The Record for Sept. 9
The Jail Report for Sept. 3 to 9
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.
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.
A tractor and hay baler were engulfed in flames along with about a half-acre of hay in a South Routt field Saturday afternoon.
Saturday at Emerald Mountain
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At its Thursday meeting, the Oak Creek Town Board approved, 6-0, a liquor license renewal for Bonfiglio Dug & Liquor
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
Friday, September 9
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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The Yampa Valley Medical Center hosts the first Colorado visit from the Kimberly-Clark Education Bus today in the YVMC parking lot.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday is the registration deadline for the city of Steamboat Springs’ Archery After School Program for middle school students.
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.
The meeting will start off with a liquor license hearing followed by a license transfer request involving two medical marijuana businesses.
A noninjury car accident Wednesday morning resulted in a Steamboat Springs Police Department officer being issued a ticket.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
Summer is slipping away from us, and the changing constellations are a sure sign of the approach of autumn.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hungry Dog 3, Winona’s 1 Steamboat Medical 5, Creekside 2
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
A white Subaru Outback suffered heavy damage in the fire near Bud Werner Memorial Library on Tuesday morning.
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
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.
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The Yampa Valley Stream Improvement Charitable Trust is seeking design proposals for the Chuck Lewis State Wildlife Area’s Phase III river restoration project.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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County Agenda for Sept. 5 and 6
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.
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.
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 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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Saturday, September 3
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.
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 won two of three matches at a Leadville tournament and walked away with a second-place trophy.
The Steamboat Springs High School boys and girls cross-country teams opened the season Friday in Delta with each team placing eighth.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Happy birthday wishes to Krein Fritts, Seth Copeland, T-Lane Mazzola, Whitney Bell, Olivia Svoboda, John Walker and Jaydin Kelton.
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The Jail Report for Aug. 27 to Sept. 2
Immunizations are one of the easiest ways that we can protect ourselves, our families and our communities from deadly diseases.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The city of Steamboat Springs is hosting the Colorado Association of Transit Agencies conference.
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.
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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.
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’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.
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 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rebel Tongue returns to Ghost Ranch Saloon with new hip-hop and funk material for a free show Saturday.
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.
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.
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.
Women’s expert: Kelly Boniface and Tammy Jacques. Men’s pro/open: Brad Bingham
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.
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.
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’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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
This week enjoy a tranquil walk through the woods from Fish Creek to the Rollingstone Ranch Golf Clubhouse and back.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.