News for Wednesday, April 4, 2012



Peabody plans Trout Creek Reservoir in Routt County

Energy company applying for a federal hydropower license

Peabody Energy is in the process of applying for a hydropower license, leading to the possible construction of a water reservoir southwest of Steamboat.

Steamboat Springs Education Fund Board tackles timeline

Steamboat School District officials back delaying grant approval process

The Steamboat Springs Education Fund Board discussed whether it should move its grant vetting process forward to better coincide with the budget deliberations of Routt County’s school districts.

Steamboat briefs: Meetings on summer adult sports to be held Tuesday

Softball league meets at 5 p.m., outdoor soccer league meets at 6 p.m. and beach volleyball league meets at 7 p.m.

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Golf openings on the horizon in Steamboat

As Steamboat Ski Area battles to stay open, local golf courses are preparing to open in record time, starting with Steamboat Golf Club's opening Thursday morning.

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Medical, fire calls strain Routt County resources

A woman having a seizure at Walmart waited an extra 20 minutes for an ambulance Wednesday because firefighters were slammed with other calls, including two controlled burns that got out of control and turned into wildfires.

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Skiing's demise leads to surge in bike business in Steamboat

The unprecedented warm weather and reduced open ski area terrain have left many local shops scrambling in response to a surge in biking business in March.

Gordon Booco top pick for Hayden police chief

At Thursday meeting, Town Council also will consider hiring new town clerk

Gordon Booco, a more than 20-year veteran of the force, is expected to be promoted officially Thursday as the Hayden Police Department's permanent chief.

Steamboat Ride 4 Yellow registration now open

Registration opened this week for the third annual Ride 4 Yellow, a 26-mile mountain bike fundraiser for local and global cancer-related initiatives.

The Record for April 3

4:37 a.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to a report of theft in the 24900 block of Routt County Road 19 near Phippsburg.

Al White-led Tourism Office unveils new ad campaign

Rolling out this week, the state’s new commercials and print campaign are meant to pack an emotional punch.

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Author Craig Childs to share adventures at Steamboat talk

Adventure-seeker and author Craig Childs will give a presentation to the Steamboat community Thursday about his international travels.

Steamboat event to promote avalanche beacon skills

Colorado Mountain College is teaming up with Steamboat Ski Area’s ski patrol and Nordica to put on the first ever Beacon and Eggs Avalanche Beacon Hunt event.

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Swimmer Blake Worsley returns to Steamboat for Olympic homecoming

Wednesday’s homecoming was significant for 2005 Steamboat Springs High School graduate Blake Worsley, a newly minted Canadian Olympic Swim Team member.