News for Thursday, April 12, 2012




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Steamboat Ski Area gets ready for Springalicious

Springalicious complete with skiing and riding appears to be a go at Steamboat Ski Area.

Oak Creek approves land-use code recommendations

The Oak Creek Town Board held a public hearing Thursday night for land-use code changes recommended by the Oak Creek Planning Commission.

Steamboat briefs: Project seeks donations for school in West Africa

Alisha Williams, a 2004 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, is serving as an environmental action and food security volunteer for the Peace Corps in Togo, West Africa.

The Record for April 11

12:18 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers stopped a car at Seventh and Pine streets and arrested a 22-year-old woman on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Steamboat's Walk of Olympians begins to take shape

Bronze plaques honoring local athletes are bound for Yampa Street

A project to insert plaques honoring local Olympians into the sidewalks downtown has begun to take shape with two of the first tributes bound for Yampa Street.

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Community Agriculture Alliance: Start your own People’s Garden

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s People’s Garden initiative began in 2009 as an effort to encourage employees to establish gardens at USDA facilities and donate the produce to local food banks or people in need.

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Steamboat race nixed as ski area aims to finish bike trail work

Although record high temperatures this spring mean crews should get an early start on construction of the downhill mountain biking park on Mount Werner, that doesn’t mean all is well for those much-anticipated trails.

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Steamboat boys lacrosse wins 39th straight conference game

With Thursday’s 16-3 drubbing of Aspen, the Steamboat Springs boys lacrosse accomplished something rarely seen here in high school sports.

Hayden sees a drop in sales tax revenues

Hayden started the year with a 25 percent drop in sales tax revenue compared with the first month of 2011.

A Dog's Eye View: The ‘S’ word — more on dog socialization

Science and research are teaching us that there is a critical window of opportunity to influence the developmental stages of puppies. This critical window starts as early as 7 to 10 days old while the pups still are with their mom and littermates.

Entertainment venues in Steamboat closing to recharge

As ski season winds down, so do opportunities for live entertainment as local venues take time to catch their collective breath from the winter season.

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Routt County events calendar for April 13 to 19

Reggae artist Mykal Rose has been performing for more than 25 years. He played Friday at The Tap House Sports Grill.

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Toots and the Maytals, JJ Grey & Mofro to play free Steamboat show

Hailing from the Deep South, the blues singer JJ Grey has a lot in common with the Jamaican-raised ska legend Toots Hibbert: Reggae, gospel, soul and R&B brought the two musicians together.

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Man arrested in connection with Meeker bank robbery

A man wearing a cowboy hat and cowboy boots with spurs has been arrested in connection with a Thursday morning bank robbery in Meeker.

Snow possible for Closing Day in Steamboat

Wednesday’s high temperature breaks record

A record-high temperature of 74 degrees Wednesday is being followed by weather that is more typical of April in Steamboat Springs.