News for Saturday, February 25, 2012

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Hill Blackett: USDA loan

If you want to know why the country is bankrupt, look no further than Steamboat Springs, where the U.S. Department of Agriculture is about to loan $4 million of taxpayers’ money to rehab a 1920s-era theater.

Scott Abell: Thank you, donors

Once again, we were not disappointed at the speed with which the money was raised to save the flowers. I know I speak for many to thank each and every donor, large and small, who contributed to keeping downtown beautiful.

Our View: Too much of a good thing?

The current buzz about Steamboat Springs is that we are the place to go for snow. That’s about as good as it gets for a ski town, but it also increases the likelihood that more people will head off in search of deep powder in the backcountry.

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Powder day tips for novice skiers in Steamboat

What if the steep and deep isn’t for you?

Whatever you do, don’t say it loudly, not here in Ski Town USA. Definitely don’t say it in front of anyone with a beard thick enough to attract icicles. For some people, powder skiing is not fun. No, really.

Joel Reichenberger: Paonia’s pride is Hayden’s product

To someone new to Hayden High School, Paonia girls basketball coach Scott Rienks may appear to be nothing but the enemy, a tall man clad in Eagles’ red who’s strode across the opposing sideline for many a painful Hayden loss.

The Record for Feb. 24

2:26 a.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to a report of an intoxicated person in the 40000 block of Fathom Drive.

The Jail Report for Feb. 18 to 24

The Jail Report for Feb. 18 to 24

Laurie Hallenbeck: Around the County for Feb. 26

Laurie Hallenbeck: Around the County for Feb. 26

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Sales tax issue being resolved in Steamboat Springs

Residents getting refunds from Verizon

Greg Kammerer is among an unknown number of county residents being charged the tax. Since finding out he has been paying a city sales tax he shouldn’t have been charged, Kammerer has been trying to fix it.

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Steamboat resident finds passion for making jewelry

Sheila Weekly feels naked without a necklace and earrings, but it’s not out of vanity. Her first love was stones, and now at age 56, she’s rekindled the flame. She’s found herself deeply enamored of making jewelry, a meditative hobby she’s turned into a personal dream.

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Tom Ross: Called by canyons of the southwest

It was through the wonders of social media today that I learned a casual Facebook friend has pulled a permit to float the Grand Canyon. All I can say is, point our bow at trouble and pull away with the oars.

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Injury doesn’t hold Steamboat's Worden back

Sailor overcomes odds with key hockey season

Get Jace Worden to tell the story, and he can rattle it off like second nature. He’s told it so many times that it rolls out like a memorized Mother Goose nursery rhyme.

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Hayden boys hoops dominates against Paonia

There are times like Friday against West Grand when the Hayden High School boys basketball team can be frustrating. Then there are games like Saturday’s.

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Hayden girls basketball cruises against Rangely, takes 3rd seed

A night after playing with top-ranked Paonia for three quarters, Hayden ran away from Rangely on Saturday with a 61-43 win.

John F. Russell: A lifetime on the slopes

For a few dedicated skiers in Steamboat Springs, the NASTAR race course is as much a part of winter as snow. Jerry Taylor was one of those skiers.

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Steamboat Pilot & Today named best newspaper of its size

The Steamboat Pilot & Today was named the top overall newspaper in its circulation class for the ninth time in 10 years Saturday during the Colorado Press Association’s annual Better Newspaper Awards banquet in downtown Denver.

Real estate transactions for Feb. 16 to 23

Real estate transactions for Feb. 16 to 23

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Steamboat Pilot & Today wins 16 awards

The Steamboat Pilot & Today won more than 16 awards during the Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters annual awards banquet Friday in Denver.

Steamboat hockey out in 1st round of state playoffs

The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team’s season came to an end Friday with a 5-2 loss to top-seeded Bishop Machebeuf in the opening round of the Class 4A state playoffs.

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Hayden girls basketball falls to Paonia

Hayden squad to play Rangely on Saturday for 3rd place

The Hayden High School girls basketball team lost to Paonia, 66-52, in the opening round of the District 5 basketball tournament Friday. The team next plays at 11 a.m. Saturday against Rangely.

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Hayden boys basketball loses to West Grand

Basketball team loses to West Grand in opening round, to play Paonia on Saturday

Hayden High School boys basketball lost to West Grand, 58-55, in the opening round of the District 5 tournament Friday. The team will play for third place against Paonia at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.