News for Tuesday, April 17, 2012



Steamboat City Council OKs request for bus grant

Members say transportation department can apply for funding

The Steamboat Springs City Council on Tuesday night gave its transportation department a green light to apply for grant funding to operate a new bus on the city’s yellow line, but two council members weren’t on board with the proposal.

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Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club celebrates the best

More than 30 awards handed out Tuesday at annual ceremony

More than 30 awards were handed out to athletes, coaches and volunteers at the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club's annual awards ceremony.

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Routt County commissioners approve fire restrictions

Officials hope fire restrictions that go into effect Wednesday will limit future wildfires, particularly the preventable ones seen recently in Routt County.

New trail signs in Steamboat help guide the way

A crop of signs has sprouted along trails in Steamboat Springs with the goal of making it easier for people to explore and use the city’s trail network.

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Steamboat girls lacrosse plays best game of year despite loss

The Steamboat Springs High School girls lacrosse team played its best game of the year Tuesday in falling to Grand Junction, 14-9. 

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Emerald City Opera’s touring troupe visits Routt County schools

As a cast of four Emerald City Opera members took their bows after their performance of “Three Little Pigs,” a crowd of new young opera connoisseurs at Strawberry Park Elementary School shouted “bravo” and “brava” and cheered loudly.

Steamboat briefs: Routt County Sheriff’s Office awards scholarship to Ellicia Fuller

Soroco High School senior Ellicia Fuller has been announced as the recipient of the County Sheriffs of Colorado scholarship award for Routt County.

The Record for April 16

12:57 a.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to a report of a person receiving menacing phone calls in the 200 block of West Jefferson Avenue.

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Steamboat's Holy Name Catholic Church eyes June start for expansion

Subcontractor bids accepted for $6M project

The parishioners of Holy Name Catholic Church are cautiously optimistic they can break ground in June on the expansion of the church in Old Town Steamboat.

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Steamboat's Christi Valicenti signs with Lake Forest College

Christi Valicenti, a senior at Steamboat Springs High School, signed her letter of intent Tuesday to play tennis at Lake Forest College north of Chicago.

Robin Stone: Higher standard needed

Why can’t a School Board member take a leave of absence for two meetings without the request becoming front-page news?

Peter Van De Carr: Consider biodiesel

For 26 years, I’ve operated my river operation in Steamboat Springs. By far the most trash I create as a byproduct of my business is when transporting clients from one end of the river and picking them up at the other. For years I’ve wrestled with means of lessening my impact.

Our View: This pie should be eaten whole

There will be no shortage of special interest groups clamoring for their shot at soon-to-be-available revenues from the city’s 1 percent lodging tax. The challenge now facing the committee is to identify a worthy project.

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Soroco's secondary schools host 1st college, career day

Eighteen teachers and college and military representatives spent Tuesday talking to Soroco's secondary students about how they can prepare for college and careers.

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Joanne Palmer: Decorating, Steamboat-style

The other night, I started thinking about decorating, Steamboat-style. I think we furnish our homes differently from the rest of the country.

Registration opens Wednesday for Steamboat Stinger race

Registration for the second annual Steamboat Stinger mountain bike race opens at noon Wednesday. The event saw incredible participation last year and is expected to sell out again this year.