News for Tuesday, February 14, 2012



Hayden School Board to begin calendar discussion

The Hayden School Board will begin discussions about the district’s 2012-13 calendar during its meeting Wednesday night.

Sign up for Steamboat ‘Hunger Games’ challenges

Represent your district in Steamboat’s “Hunger Games” on March 16 and help fight world hunger.

The Record for Feb. 13

1:45 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a suspicious person in the 300 block of Ore House Plaza. A person said a man was outside and trying to enter the unit with a key. Officers followed foot tracks to another unit, and officers think the man was trying to enter the wrong unit accidentally.

Routt County Board of Commissioners passes chip-and-seal resolution

After discussions that stretched throughout months and continued into the eleventh hour Tuesday, the Routt County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution calling for smaller, bicycle-friendly three-eighths-inch gravel to be used in future chip-and-seal treatments of all county roads.

Steamboat City Council approves firefighter schedule change

The Steamboat Springs City Council approved the schedule that will reduce staffing at certain times in April, May, October and November.

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Madi McKinstry impresses at Telemark World Cup in Steamboat

Madi McKinstry came into this week’s Telemark events in Steamboat Springs having never finished on the podium in a World Cup.

Steamboat’s Whitecotton bowls 821 series Monday

Steamboat Springs bowler Dewey Whitecotton understands what it takes to roll a perfect game, but he also understands that there are other milestones when it comes to the sport of bowling.

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Verizon Wireless asks for Routt County customers' help with tax issue

Verizon Wireless officials said Tuesday that the company’s billing systems are capable of differentiating between city and county addresses but that they need their customers to update their account information to ensure accuracy.

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North Routt Community Charter School earns prestigious award

North Routt Community Charter School learned last week that its small group of middle school students earned the campus a prestigious state recognition with its performance on last year’s Colorado Student Assessment Program.

Our View: City should have acted

The city of Steamboat Springs should have notified residents that some county residents were being charged city sales tax on their monthly Verizon Wireless bills.

Steamboat girls Nordic team place 4th in classic race; boys finish 5th

The Steamboat Springs High School girls Nordic team finished fourth and the boys finished fifth Saturday at a 5-kilometer classic race in Aspen.

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club skiers pick up 2 podiums

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club postgraduate freestyle mogul skiers Sophia Schwartz and Reed Snyderman each picked up podium finishes Tuesday in a dual moguls NorAm event at Apex Mountain Resort in British Columbia.

Steamboat cross-country skiers notch top finishes in Aspen

Several local cross-country skiers notched top finishes during the weekend at events in Aspen.

All but 1 flight arrived at Hayden during Tuesday’s storm

In spite of bouts of heavy snow in Steamboat Springs on Tuesday, nine of 10 scheduled commercial airline flights made it in and out of Yampa Valley Regional Airport.

Lisa Brown: The heart of the matter

People have good hearts, bleeding hearts, they can break hearts, wear hearts on their sleeves and sometimes they do, or do not, have the heart for something. Our culture’s many idioms reflect the integral nature of this powerful muscle to one’s wellbeing.

Steamboat's Education Fund Board to weigh grant requests

Routt County educators will learn Wednesday night which of their grant requests to the Steamboat Springs Education Fund Board will survive the first round of the Fund Board’s vetting process.

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Snowfall lifts Steamboat's spirits

As of 5 a.m. Wednesday morning, the ski area had received 28.5 inches of snow at midmountain in the past seven days. That’s 5 inches more than what the ski area saw the entire month of December, and it’s a good portion of January’s total of 39 inches.

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Joanne Palmer: I’m addicted to Google

Google has got me in its clutches, and I can’t escape. I am a compulsive Google Girl. I love Google. I am obsessed with Google. I am completely and utterly hooked on it.

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Jimmy Westlake: Stalking the unicorn

If you were a constellation made of very faint stars and didn’t want to draw attention to yourself, there couldn’t be a better spot for you to hide than among the brilliant stars of winter.