News for Tuesday, April 10, 2012



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Steamboat Velo picks up 1st podium finish of season

A trio of Steamboat Velo cyclists continued their early-season competition run, racing in the highly competitive Boulder Roubaix during the weekend.

The Record for April 9

12:39 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers contacted a drunken person at Yampa and 11th streets and gave the person a ride home.

Steamboat briefs: Steamboat Springs BMX track needs donated dirt

Organizers for the Steamboat Springs BMX track are looking for clean dirt and red clay to help maintain the outdoor facility at Howelsen Hill.

Steamboat Ski Area commits to being open until at least Thursday

Steamboat Ski Area officials say the resort will stay open at least through Thursday despite rapidly deteriorating snow conditions.

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Wildfire burns an estimated 300 acres in Routt County

Weather prompts red flag warning for western Colorado

Area fire officials said Wednesday morning that they were nearing full containment of the Middle Creek Ranch wildfire. A red flag warning is in effect today, meaning high temperatures and sustained winds could lead to increased fire activity.

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Nicole Inglis: A Steamboat tradition for all

Sundog celebrates more than 1,500 shows

Kelley, Deanna Webb Koebnick, Chris Koebnick and Ron Wheeler have hokey-pokeyed, line-danced, two-stepped and rock-’n’-rolled their way into a third decade of the standing gig, with the sole goal of making sure Western BBQ guests have as much fun as they do.

'Cabaret' returns to the Depot in Steamboat Springs

Tickets on sale now for Arts Council members

The Depot Art Center is where the Steamboat-inspired sketch comedy show took hold as an annual comedic tradition decades ago, and now “Cabaret 2012” will make a triumphant return to the historic home of the Steamboat Springs Arts Council.

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Piknik Theatre Festival in Steamboat in search of actors, production staff

The fifth annual Piknik Theatre Festival will produce Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” as part of this summer’s outdoor theater program. A yet-untitled original musical comedy also will be part of the program.

Our View: Slow recovery necessitates caution

Signs of a slowly recovering local economy are encouraging, but they certainly aren’t enough for the city of Steamboat Springs to deviate from conservative budgeting and spending practices.

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Steamboat student’s research to be published in science journals

Steamboat Springs High School senior Madeleine Traverse's research on rattlesnake venom will be incorporated into papers published in two national science journals.

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Rockfall mitigation continues at Mount Harris Canyon

Crews have removed boulders as large as 6 feet by 6 feet since the Colorado Department of Transportation started a major rockfall prevention project last week along U.S. Highway 40 in the canyon between Steamboat Springs and Hayden.

Serious injuries in head-on collision

The Colorado State Patrol suspects two serious car crashes on U.S. Highway 40 this week may have been caused by drivers who fell asleep at the wheel.

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Joanne Palmer: Celebrating the universal extension

Procrastinators rejoice! The IRS has granted you a two-day extension for filing your taxes. Yes, you have two more days to delay.

Judge dismisses 2 money laundering charges in heroin case

Routt County Judge James Garrecht has dismissed two charges related to money laundering against the older of two Steamboat Springs brothers accused of dealing heroin.

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Jimmy Westlake: Bootes, the Bear Watcher

There are 88 constellations in our sky, and only one of them begins with the letter B: Bootes the Herdsman, and it could be the most ancient of our constellations.

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Steamboat Tier 2 sports funding is uncertain

Steamboat Springs School District Athletic Director Luke DeWolfe told a crowd of more than 50 parents, coaches and student athletes gathered in the George P. Sauer Human Services Center on Monday that Steamboat sports face a tough budget reality next school year.