News for Saturday, February 18, 2012



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Late-match dramatics can’t land a title for Hayden's Chad Terry

Wrestling on Saturday in the championship final, Chad Terry put on a show that brought the 15,000 fans packed into Denver’s Pepsi Center to their feet, strangers who may not even know where the town of Hayden is were screaming as the final seconds of the final period of Terry’s final match ticked away.

John F. Russell: Mayer doesn't forget Olympic glory

Ten years ago on the slopes of a resort in the mountains east of Park City, Utah, a young freestyle skier named Travis Mayer stepped into the starting gate at the Olympics and captured the spirit of Steamboat Springs.

Our View: Smooth landing for YVRA

Eleven years of work came to a ceremonial conclusion when 200 or so people turned out at Yampa Valley Regional Airport for an official “grand re-opening” of the airport. It was a fitting tribute to those whose perseverance has resulted in a first-rate regional airport.

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Steamboat resident maintains zeal for life after paralysis

Things go quiet, and there is a sense of unease. But Rebecca Shephard doesn’t pause or hesitate. She’s been here before, explaining a life-changing event to someone who doesn’t know and is uneasy about asking.

The Record for Feb. 17

12:06 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers sent foot patrol to Ski Time Square.

The Jail Report for Feb. 11 to 17

The Jail Report for Feb. 11 to 17

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Good times roll at Steamboat's Ski Mardi Gras

Stepping along with a lively rendition of “When the Saints Go Marching In,” about 50 people, costumed in feathers and jester hats and draped in strings of plastic beads, made their way through the base area at Steamboat Ski Area.

Steamboat hockey rallies but can't seal win against Ralston Valley

Team preps for playoff matchup

The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team made a furious comeback Saturday and rang a shot off the post in the final five seconds in a 5-4 loss at Ralston Valley.

Soroco boys basketball loses lead, falls in overtime

The Soroco boys basketball team can blow games open, score 26 points in the second quarter like it did Saturday against Vail Mountain and even look like an upper-echelon team. But then it can frustrate, blow a 14-point halftime lead and somehow find a way to lose, 69-63, in overtime.

Soroco girls basketball to meet Hayden again Tuesday

They have done it twice before, so why the heck not a third time. The Soroco and Hayden High School girls basketball teams will tangle for a third time at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hayden, this time in the opening round of the district tournament.

Joel Reichenberger: Role grows on Bruggink

Although Soroco High School senior Lauryn Bruggink didn’t accomplish what she set out to, it would be a mistake to say she accomplished nothing at all.

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Lowell Whiteman School welcomes international student from China

Sitting in a cabin at Whiteman on Wednesday, the Yampa Valley’s newest international student said he’s learning new words, making new friends and trudging on his way to class through powder that never coated his hometown in China.

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Donors give new life at Steamboat blood drive

Steamboat Springs blood drives have their regulars, and organizers are hoping to attract a few new ones.

Steamboat firefighter schedule changes follow seasonal demand

Staffing reductions not to affect response times

Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue officials said they don’t think reduced seasonal staffing will affect response times or the department’s ability to respond to multiple emergencies.

Freestyle skier Jeremy Cota lands in 2nd place in Japan

Steamboat Springs freestyle moguls skier Jeremy Cota finished second on Friday in a World Cup event in Naeba, Japan.

Steamboat's Bryan Fletcher leads US Nordic Combined Ski Team

Steamboat Springs’ Bryan Fletcher led the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team on Saturday in Klingenthal, Germany, posting a 15th place finish.

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Tom Ross: Strong men, stronger grips

Have you ever had your hand nearly mangled in a crushing handshake from a well-meaning farmer or rancher? I have.

Laurie Hallenbeck: Around the County for Feb. 19

Laurie Hallenbeck: Around the County for Feb. 19

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Karen and Mix Beauvais voted Ski Mardi Gras royalty

Longtime local couple Karen and Mix Beauvais has been voted the Rex and queen of Ski Mardi Gras.

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Couple celebrates anniversary by running 10K in wedding attire

Love the Run You're With Running Series event proves difficult

Melissa Christopherson crossed the finish line of Saturday’s Love the Run You’re With 10K and was more than ready for her part of the wedding anniversary: a drink and a trip to the hot springs.

Steamboat's Ladley 2nd at snowboarding World Championships

Even without some of the top tricks, Steamboat Springs’ Matt Ladley finished second Saturday at the inaugural World Snowboarding Championships in Oslo, Norway.

On the Market: Prudential Steamboat adds a mobile website

Prudential Steamboat adds a mobile websitePrudential Steamboat Realty announced this week the addition of a real estate search engine tailored specifically for mobile devices — specifically smartphones.

Real estate transactions for Feb. 10 to 15

Real estate transactions for Feb. 10 to 15

Wages steady, but total jobs down in Routt County

The latest employment information from Yampa Valley Data Partners shows that the number of jobs in Routt County is at its lowest level since 2001. However, average wages, when adjusted for inflation, have grown steadily.

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Unique properties in Routt County getting impatient for spring

Barring epic snowfall in March and April, the stage is set for the wide-open hay meadows wrapping Steamboat Springs to shed their cover of snow early and begin greening up in early May.

Hayden boys basketball team wins through forfeit

That was the easiest yet most frustrating win the Hayden High School boys basketball team has had all year. Hayden was supposed to play Vail Mountain at home Friday. The only problem was Vail Mountain didn’t show up.

Soroco boys basketball beats De Beque, 76-71

The Soroco High School boys basketball team beat De Beque, 76-71, on Friday. The Rams got big games from Nic Paxton and Ryan Jeep in the win.

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Ann Coulter makes priorities clear at event in Steamboat

Controversial conservative commentator Ann Coulter told a crowd in Steamboat Springs on Friday that the only thing she cares about is November’s presidential election.

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Steamboat girls basketball done in by slow 3rd quarter against Moffat

There certainly were moments when you could see the Steamboat Springs girls basketball team playing with Moffat County. Then there were stretches like the third quarter, when Moffat County proved its a worthy Western Slope League co-champion in a 48-35 win.