News for Saturday, February 11, 2012



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Soroco girls basketball falls short against Meeker

Meeker did just enough Saturday in Oak Creek, withstanding a blistering Soroco start to pull out a 44-43 win.

Meeker routs Soroco boys basketball, 70-43

For those unable to witness just how good the Meeker boys basketball team is, let Soroco boys coach Sam McLeod explain.

The Record for Feb. 10

5:10 a.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies helped a driver at mile marker 61 of Colorado Highway 131.

The Jail Report for Feb. 4 to 10

The Jail Report for Feb. 4 to 10

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Hayden girls set to kick up feet after booting West Grand

Scoreboard watching is typically a habit a team will deny, but by concluding its regular season Saturday afternoon with a 72-31 shellacking of West Grand, the Hayden High School girls basketball team doesn’t have much else to distract itself with.

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Hayden boys basketball avenges January loss to West Grand

Hayden senior Hunter Johnston helped the Tigers to a crucial Western Slope win against West Grand, 61-55, on Saturday night. Johnston finished the game with a career-high 22 points.

Delta rolls past Steamboat girls basketball, 54-32

The Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team lost to Delta, 54-32, on Saturday.

Hayden wrestlers have a big day, to send 7 to state

The Hayden Tigers wrestling squad had seven athletes qualify for the state meet in Denver later this week.

Steamboat boys hoops falls late in Delta, 61-44

The Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball team played well for three quarters Saturday in Delta before falling, 61-44, to the Western Slope League-leading Panthers.

Steamboat Alpine skiers finish 2nd in Aspen

The Steamboat Springs High School Alpine boys and girls ski teams each placed second on Friday at a slalom race in Aspen.

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Weather affecting Steamboat ski shops

Ski sales are down; tunes, clothes, sunglasses up

Ski Haus owner Rod Schrage is one of several local ski shop owners and managers whose businesses are relying on alternatives to typical winter sales of skis, snowboards and related gear because of little snow, warm weather and sunny skies this season.

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Tom Ross: Carnival tradition changes with time

Having participated in the preparation of a few Winter Carnival special editions over the course of three decades, I decided to dig into the archives to see what I could find.

Steamboat hockey snags key win against Monarch

The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team remains in the playoff hunt after an 8-5 defeat of Monarch on Saturday.

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Craft is close to heart of fishing’s allure for Steamboat outdoorsmen

More people may fish in the summer, but now’s the time to prepare. Fly tying may not be new, but opportunities to do it yourself are popping up all across Steamboat with options for classes at Straightline Sports and Steamboat Flyfisher.

Joel Reichenberger: View on interviews

An interview Wednesday with Casey Williams, of the Steamboat Springs High School wrestling team, turned awkward for me, and it had nothing to do with singlets or a 10-second pin.

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Soroco wrestling sends 2 to state tournament

The Soroco High School wrestling team Saturday qualified a pair of athletes to next weekend’s state tournament in Denver, Lauryn Bruggink and Tristan Palyo eeking into the tournament thanks to wins in huge, pressure-packed matches.

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Steamboat wrestler Nathan Parks qualifies for state

Nathan Parks used to be a skier. Now the 120-pound Steamboat Springs High School wrestler is a state qualifier. Parks, who made it to Saturday’s semifinals, lost his first match of the day before picking up a pin in the third and fourth place match to qualify.

Laurie Hallenbeck: Around the County for Feb. 12

Happy birthday to Mindy Yoast, Tim Redmond and Zoe Flannery.

Our View: TIC’s presence is important for Steamboat

The Industristrial Company formally has acknowledged that it plans to maintain a strong presence here into the foreseeable future. That’s great news for the community.

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Fresh snow in Steamboat welcomes Winter Carnival street events

More than 400 children filled the street for more than two hours as they were pulled by horses in skijoring, tied to their friends and siblings for the three-legged race, and sipped hot chocolate while cheering on their friends.

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77-unit condo building in Steamboat returns to city planning process

A resort condominium project envisioned for Burgess Creek Road in 2007 has returned to the city planning process with plans for 77 units in a building just north of the existing Bronze Tree project.

On the Market: Colorado Group Realty affiliates with worldwide network

Colorado Group Realty recently was awarded affiliate status in Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and its luxury network, Luxury Portfolio International.

Entry-level homes drive average price, unit volume for 2011

Homes priced for less than $200,000 dominated transaction volume in the Steamboat Springs Multiple Listing Service in 2011, but there aren’t as many of those condos available for sale in the first quarter of 2012 as there once were.

John F. Russell: Racing into the future

It’s no big secret that the Soda Pop Slalom is one of the coolest races of the season in Steamboat Springs. It mixes two of our town’s favorite things — cute kids and snow. How could you go wrong ?

Snow in the forecast for Sunday

Another couple inches of accumulation are possible downtown after midday Sunday. The chance of snow continues into early next week.

Steamboat Winter Carnival Bumps & Jumps Competition results

Steamboat Winter Carnival Bumps & Jumps Competition results

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3 intertwined Colorado bands coming to Steamboat

In the next week, three different bands will play three different venues on three different nights. But they all have something in common: They’re all members of the Frogs family.