News for Saturday, April 21, 2012



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Winter sports action filming difficult in Steamboat's dry winter

It depends on who you ask, but for Steamboat Springs' Jonny Buschmann, a backcountry enthusiast, winter 2011-12 was a lost season.

Joel Reichenberger: Baseball's return is sweet

The mere fact that baseball was played in Steamboat Springs on Saturday has an “Is the world ending?” aura to it.

Soroco track does well in Grand Junction

The Soroco High School track and field team continued to drop times Friday at a meet in Grand Junction.

Steamboat girls lacrosse drops to Durango

Missing a handful of key players to spring break vacations, the Steamboat girls lacrosse team had only 12 players, and it paid the price.

Steamboat girls tennis wins tournament

Despite several roster holes, the Steamboat Springs High School girls tennis team jettisoned past the competition at a 10-team tournament in Longmont.

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Steamboat baseball takes doubleheader against Eagle Valley

Well, there certainly is something to be said about playing at home. Just ask the Steamboat Springs High School baseball team.

Affordable housing challenges persist in Routt County

When Steamboat’s real estate market finally regains its equilibrium, the demand for affordable housing may see increased emphasis on rentals versus home ownership.

On the Market: Steamboat Realtor Tony Walton comes full circle

Tony Walton announced this week that he had returned to Prudential Steamboat Realty.

Jason Clark: Watching out for wolves

As a parent of five children younger than 16, I am grieved by the shocking news that struck our community this week.

Melinda Clark: Proactive action to protect children

The charges filed this week against a former Steamboat resident remind us that we live in a precarious world, where the most vulnerable among us are at risk.

Our View: Motion not same as action

After reading summaries of Gov. John Hickenlooper's oil and gas task force findings, we think they can be summarized as a call for little more than improved communication.

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Event Medical Solutions offers emergency help at sports events

A group of local emergency care professionals has started a business designed to protect the physical well-being of athletes at organized events.

Real estate transactions for April 6 to 18

Real estate transactions for April 6 to 18

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Local woman shares story of strength, healing after sexual assault

Perhaps it’s in Tara Shaffer's personality to be able to openly share the story of how she was sexually assaulted 23 years ago. But it wasn’t always that way.

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Routt County school calendar changes a tough sell

On paper, Hayden School District’s calendar is merely a single page of boxes filled with numbers. But inside homes, the calendar is something more.

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Yampa Ranger District wildlife biologist honored by peers

From educating the public about bears to identifying toad and lynx habitats, U.S. Forest Service wildlife biologist Melissa Dressen has developed a career filled with variety and challenges.

John F. Russell: Newfound appreciation for winter

Glancing at the slopes of Steamboat Ski Area this week, you can understand why some skiers were disappointed this season.

The Record for April 20

12:32 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to the 700 block of Lincoln Avenue.

The Jail Report for April 14 to 19

The Jail Report for April 14 to 19

Laurie Hallenbeck: Around the County for April 22

Sincere condolences to the family and friends of Frank Puckett, who recently died. A memorial service was held last week in Hayden.

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Steamboat's Stanford off to Sewanee

The odds at the time were slim. But Maggie Stanford was hell bent on making the Steamboat Springs High School varsity volleyball team as a sophomore.