News for Tuesday, August 28, 2012



Steamboat briefs: Volunteers needed for Steamboat Stage Race

Volunteers are needed for the Steamboat Stage Race from Saturday to Monday.

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Summons to be issued after bear shot in North Routt County

District Wildlife Manager Mike Middleton said the bear is the same one that made headlines in May after it was tranquilized and got stuck in a tree on Pine Street in Old Town Steamboat Springs.

Our View: Lifestyle economy a worthy investment

A focus on a lifestyle economy has been key to Steamboat Springs' growth since 2000, and we think it will be essential to our future.

Plane crash victim had adventurous spirit

Peter Landherr remembered as a devoted father of 4 with many passions

Rachel Landherr was expecting her ex-husband, Peter, to arrive back home in Minnesota from Colorado on Saturday morning. She said Peter wanted to be with her and their four children while a veterinarian put down the family's dying dog, Schuck.

Routt County high school sports kick into high gear Friday

A busy weekend of high school sports begins Friday with football, volleyball and cross-country action.

Adult league volleyball scores for Aug. 27

Adult league volleyball scores for Aug. 27

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Wild West Air Fest highlights Labor Day weekend in Steamboat

In the heart of local Labor Day weekend festivities, the Wild West Air Fest takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Steamboat Springs Airport.

Steamboat Stage Race shakes off 2011, returns Saturday

After a rocky 2011, the Steamboat Stage Race is back this weekend in a slightly modified form. Registration remains open, and a $10,000 cash prize pool and Moots frame are up for grabs.

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Steamboat Springs' ReStore finds new home in Riverside Plaza

Routt County Habitat for Humanity Director Jody Patten said ReStore's ride to Riverside Plaza has been "wild and exciting." The move allows the nonprofit's store to accept and sell donated couches, building supplies and home decor items.

Lyn Halliday: Be smart when cleaning hardscapes

Residences and businesses often clean hardscapes such as driveways, sidewalks and parking areas by spraying them with a hose or pressurized washer, but little thought is given to how much water is being used and what can happen as a result.

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Kathryn Pedersen joins new Steamboat mortgage office

After 10 years with Yampa Valley Bank, Kathryn Pedersen has joined PrimeSource Mortgage Inc. as the mortgage originator for the company’s new Steamboat Springs office.

The Record for Aug. 27, 2012

12:38 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a bear in the 700 block of Conifer Circle. It was scared away.

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Steamboat swimmer Blake Worsley looks at what's next

Worsley recently returned to Steamboat after a whirlwind month. He swam for team Canada in the London Olympics, capping off the chase of a 12-year dream.

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Jimmy Westlake: Blue moon due Friday

Have you ever seen a blue moon hanging up in the sky? Well, this month you can, but you might be surprised to learn that a “blue moon” has nothing at all to do with the moon’s color.

Steamboat Springs snowboarders shine in New Zealand

The Olympic qualifying period began during the weekend with a snowboard World Cup in New Zealand.

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Head gates, pumps shut down on Elk River north of Steamboat to protect baseline flows

Water Commissioner Brian Romig has shut down eight ditches because they had no flow-measuring device to confirm that water rights holders were not taking more water from the Elk than they were entitled to.

Chance of showers, thunderstorms to persist in Steamboat

High temperatures in the 80s and a slight chance of thunderstorms in Steamboat Springs are likely to persist through the week.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Tuesday, Aug. 28

The man killed in a plane crash near Milner is identified, firefighters knock down a wildfire west of Steamboat and Shell Oil is seeking another well permit.