News for Friday, September 30, 2011



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Hayden football defense trounces Paonia

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

Scott Stanford: Encouraging readers to share

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

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

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

Hayden School District offers structural engineering course

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

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Steamboat soccer rolls to win against Jefferson Academy

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

Steamboat Springs Bike Summit sets 2012 goals

Signage, Core Trail extensions, beginner trails offer possibilities

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

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National banks announce new fees; local institutions not changing

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

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Ngawang Tenzin Rinpoche returns to Steamboat

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

The Record for Sept. 29

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

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Chance of snow could usher in change of seasons to Steamboat

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

Woman reaches plea deal, will pay ex-boyfriend back

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

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

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

Rental market eases amid slow home sales

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

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

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

Green Courte Partners finalizes $406.9M investment fund

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

Timbers Resorts to debut Italian castle hotel in April

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

Routt County buyers find value across real estate spectrum

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

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Elk River Estates in Routt County continues hot streak of sales

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

1 of 2 charges dropped against Marco Pauvert

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

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Denver hip-hop troupe reaches out to Steamboat youths

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

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

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

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Country western singer Brenn Hill returns for 2 fundraisers

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

Soroco volleyball faces Paonia on Saturday

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

Soroco football plays against Justice on Friday

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

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

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

Steamboat cross-country looks to cut times

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

Steamboat tennis takes on tough competition Saturday

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

Steamboat football looking for a win against Delta

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

Steamboat soccer plays against Jefferson Academy

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

Hayden volleyball battles North Park, Vail Mountain on Saturday

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

Hayden football finally back for homecoming game

Tigers celebrate homecoming with league-opening showdown against Paonia Eagles

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

Steamboat briefs: Young Tracks seeks board members from community

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

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Steamboat Springs volleyball downs rival Moffat County

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

Downhill race returns to Steamboat Springs

Season’s last cycling race set for Sunday

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