News for Wednesday, September 7, 2011



Jimmy Westlake: Cassiopeia ushers in autumn

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

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Steamboat's Chocolate Soup selling its confections at Whole Foods

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

The Record for Sept. 5

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

Steamboat briefs: Luncheon to open forum on commercial lending

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

Paula Salky: Lucky to be here

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

Our View: Getting ready for boom or bust

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

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Joanne Palmer: Of guns and men

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

Adult league women's soccer results for Sept. 6

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

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Steamboat soccer opens season with win

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

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Hayden ushers in a new school year

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

Carnival kicks off Cub Scouts season in Steamboat

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

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

Steamboat City Council puts bag fee plan on hold

Members to re-evaluate Yampa Valley Recycles proposal next month

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

Rubber Ducky Race to make a splash Saturday

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