News for Saturday, April 7, 2012



Easter Sunday worship services in Routt County

Easter Sunday worship services in Routt County

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Steamboat bikers soak up warmth on road, mountain trails

Plenty have found ways to enjoy the unseasonably warm spring, launching in summer sports. This could be the summer with two extra months, and it’s only fair.

Steamboat girls lacrosse falls to Battle Mountain

Steamboat fell, 7-6, at Battle Mountain. A late drive for a goal came up short, and the squad dropped to 0-6.

Gary Hofmeister: A naive and cynical president

President Barack Obama’s not much different from any egotistical politician who thinks he has gifts no one else has been endowed with.

Ken Collins: Republican woes

Guess what, Republicans, you’re doing such a grand job alienating women that the Democrats just have to sit back and watch.

Gene Cook: Business needed

As U.S. residents, we have an obligation to keep our cool, use our common sense and not be panicked into ill-conceived decision making.

Sam Haslem: In poor taste

I think your political cartoons printed in the April 3 and 4 issues of the Steamboat Today were in very poor taste when they depicted former Gov. Mitt Romney in such a poor light.

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Eggstravaganza in Steamboat a 'gift to the community'

The Steamboat Christian Center's Eggstravaganza egg hunt doubled in size this year, with more than 1,500 people and almost 15,000 plastic Easter eggs, according to an event organizer.

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Hayden grain elevator gains local historic status

The Hayden Cooperative Elevator Co. building embodies the form of agribusiness that helped Yampa Valley communities sink permanent roots in the early 20th century.

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One Steamboat Place hits spring sales groove

With five closings valued at a combined $7.81 million between March 28 and Monday, sales at One Steamboat Place seem to have found a sweet spot in the luxury resort market.

On the Market: Routt County building permits inch upward

The Routt County Regional Building Department reported that it had issued two permits for single-family homes in March, with a combined permit valuation of $2.42 million.

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Steamboat golf pro leaving to chase dream

Listen to Luke Brosterhous talk about his on-again, off-again time in Steamboat for the past decade — especially his time at Haymaker Golf Course — and it would be easy to envision him staying in the Yampa Valley for the foreseeable future.

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Routt County nonprofits use grants to increase energy efficiency

Laurel Street Preschool and LIFT-UP of Routt County are starting to see the benefits of recent upgrades funded by Energy Outreach Colorado’s Nonprofit Energy Efficiency Program.

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Glenwood, Steamboat girls soccer tie at 3

The Glenwood Springs High School girls soccer team’s 3-3 tie Saturday in Steamboat put the Demons firmly in control of the Western Slope League as the teams move toward the halfway mark of the league season.

Real estate transactions for March 30 to April 4

Real estate transactions for March 30 to April 4

Steamboat boys lacrosse downs Grandview, 14-9

The Steamboat Springs High School boys lacrosse team remained hot, downing Grandview, 14-9, on Saturday.

John F. Russell: Dreams of the Majors

Just when I had given up all hope, along comes Jamie Moyer.

Laurie Hallenbeck: Around the County for April 8

Happy birthday wishes to Christian Skof, Kevin Kleckler, Jerry Booth, Eric Bell, Rena Copeland, Kacie Babcock and Phyllis Moore.

The Jail Report for March 30 to April 6

The Jail Report for March 30 to April 6

The Record for April 6

2:01 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a drunken person at Seventh Street and Lincoln Avenue. Officers drove the person home.

Joel Reichenberger: Weather still is stunning

I can’t help it. I’ve slipped the phrase “It sure is a weird season” into nearly every conversation I’ve had during the past two weeks.

Colorado ski resorts learn painful lesson in dry season

Low tide can be painful, and the 2011-12 ski season is spreading the sting from coast to coast.

Quicksilver Resources targeting Moffat County, not Routt

Energy company acknowledges frustration with approval process in Routt County

Although Routt County encompasses about half of Quicksilver's play for oil in the Niobrara Shale formation, most of the company’s activity for 2012 is slated to take place in Moffat County.

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Local reservoirs on track to fill despite low snowpack

Local reservoirs are expected to fill without any problems despite the combined Yampa and White river basins having a snowpack that is less than 50 percent of average.

Our View: District clinic decision risky

The Steamboat Springs School District’s decision to contract with an out-of-state company to operate a health clinic should have been postponed until the local medical community had the opportunity to offer its own proposal.