News for Wednesday, August 8, 2012

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Steamboat briefs: Oak Creek Town Board to discuss power rate increases

A representative of the Nebraska Municipal Power Pool will join the Oak Creek Town Board meeting by phone today to discuss the preliminary findings of an electric rate study that states the town might need to increase rates.

Town Challenge results: Storm Peak Hill Climb Challenge

Town Challenge results: Storm Peak Hill Climb Challenge

Steamboat Youth Lacrosse summer league results

Steamboat Youth Lacrosse summer league results

Coed D League Standings and Game Results for Aug. 8

Coed D League Standings and Game Results for Aug. 8

Coed B League Standings and Game Results for Aug. 7

Coed B League Standings and Game Results for Aug. 7

TCAP scores reveal strengths, weaknesses of Routt County schools

Routt County school districts can find something to like about their students' performance on the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program. They can also find some weaknesses.

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Steamboat's Emerald City Opera celebrates 10th anniversary

Ten years ago, Rusthoi said she had zero idea where the Emerald City Opera would be 10 years down the road Steamboat Springs, or that it would be successful at all.

Steamboat lodging tax committee trims list of proposals

Documentary, Chamber's summer marketing request don't clear 1st hurdle

Do public restrooms attract visitors to Steamboat Springs? That was one of the questions the city's newly formed lodging tax committee grappled with during an hourlong meeting Wednesday afternoon.

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Leadership Steamboat installs permanent recycle bins on Lincoln

On Wednesday morning, members of the Leadership Steamboat Class of 2012 installed new recycling receptacles along Lincoln Avenue. The metal bins cost $1,500 each, with local businesses and organizations contributing.

Man accused of firing gun outside Steamboat bar appears in court

Steven Torres, 57, is considering a plea deal relating to the June 9 incident in which he is accused of firing a gun toward three people in downtown Steamboat Springs.

Routt County Commissioners approve Emerald Ridge conservation easement south of Steamboat

The Routt County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the use of Purchase of Development Rights tax dollars to conserve 210 acres of the Emerald Ridge Ranch south of Steamboat Springs.

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1st Yampa Valley Crane Festival scheduled for September

A proposal to hunt sandhill cranes in Routt County was withdrawn earlier this year, and now a festival celebrating the bird is planned for the Yampa Valley.

Oak Creek to consider electric rate study, supplemental budget Thursday

According to a preliminary rate study, Oak Creek residents probably don't need to worry about a hike in their electric bills in the next three years, but after that, the utility has choices to make.

The Record for Aug. 7, 2012

1:20 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a bear in the 100 block of Sixth Street.

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Steamboat's Nancy Spillane to take over troubled Denver school

Spillane, who last year retired from Lowell Whiteman Primary School, will help Paddington Station Preschool as it struggles with child porn charges against a longtime teacher.