Tuesday, January 31
State officials speak about air, water quality issues related to energy exploration
A state air pollution expert said Tuesday that he doesn’t think the Yampa Valley currently is at risk for the ozone pollution seen in Utah’s Uintah Basin and the Pinedale, Wyo., area.
Kudos to Mainstreet Steamboat Springs leaders for pushing a business improvement district tax for the downtown Steamboat commercial corridor.
Hayden rolled into town Tuesday and smothered Vail Christian on the boards on its way to an 88-72 win.
The Sailors beat the Tigers on Tuesday and won four of the six head-to-head matches. The match kicks off a big couple of weeks for Steamboat.
The Board of Commissioners is the only entity that has the responsibility of ensuring that oil and gas development here is compatible with existing master plans, area plans, community plans and land-use regulations. It is with much frustration that residents see the present effort as unsuccessful.
Ken Collins’ letter about columnist Ann Coulter’s upcoming speaking appearance in Steamboat Springs contains several incorrect and dubious assertions.
Adult league hockey scores for Jan. 30
On Sunday, Tim Magill did what he could to advance the sport farther east as he won the Alpine Ski Jumping Eastern Championship in Salisbury, Conn.
The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club cross-country program took 37 athletes ages 8 to 18 to Utah for the annual Inter-Mountain Super Junior National Qualifier.
Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club snowboard cross racer Max Miller placed third Monday at a Revolution Tour event in Ostego, Mich.
Multiple Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club freestyle moguls skiers recorded top finishes during the weekend in Breckenridge. Steamboat was led by Kira Wright.
As it continues employee salary freezes, the city of Steamboat Springs hasn’t had retention issues, but Human Resources Director John Thrasher said that isn’t guaranteed to continue.
Julie Dalke said the event allowed youths in rural school districts to have an opportunity to perform meaningful hands-on experiments.
Higher prices put strain on parents, providers
Quality child care is a valuable gift for Jennifer Shea and other working parents of children who frequent the Discovery Learning Center in Steamboat Springs on weekdays. But it is a gift with a growing price tag in Routt County.
All Crimes Enforcement Team Commander Marvin Cameron met last week with area law enforcement officials to summarize last year’s task force activity on narcotics investigations and seizures.
For the first time, Saturday’s Moonshine Ski & Dine will be held at Catamount Ranch & Club, and the price has been reduced to $45.
There are some interesting parallels between drivers in Kenya and snowboarders in Colorado.
Hayden Congregational Church Pastor Janet Babish, Laura Corriveau and HCC member Betty Barnes are preparing to lead a team of 10 volunteers to help the Joplin, Mo., community continue its reconstruction efforts.
Registration opens Wednesday for Old Town Hot Springs’ new open water swim series to be held in July at Bald Eagle Lake.
A 19-year-old Steamboat Springs man has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault after police say he had sex with a 14-year-old who was his girlfriend at the time.
South Routt post office among 80 facing closure in Colorado
The Postal Regulatory Commission has denied the appeals of five Phippsburg residents who object to the pending closure of the Phippsburg Post Office.
12:47 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a drunken woman who was knocking on a locked door in the 600 block of Pine Street. She was taken to detox.
We are on the set of Steamboat’s newest reality TV show, “Who Wants to Live with a Teenager?” We are going to zoom in for a close look at actual dialogue between a mother and her teenage son.
William Ellifritz, 18, is to serve four years in the CAPS program in Craig. The sentence stems from his involvement in several downtown business burglaries in May.
Monday, January 30
The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering the HPV vaccine for boys and girls ages 11 to 26 for $14 through Tuesday in recognition of Cervical Health Awareness Month.
1:03 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers and Advocates Building Peaceful Communities representatives were called to a report of a suspicious incident in the 400 block of Parkview Drive.
Getting out of the post office parking lot can be a real hassle almost any time of the day. I would like to thank those drivers who stopped for a few seconds and let me drive out onto Third Street.
Your Question of the Week for last week asked if changes should be made to Steamboat Springs’ tax structure. The result: 54 percent said yes, while only 32 percent said no.
Political historians have often called the last several years in politics the most divisive since the period leading up to the Civil War in the 1840s and ’50s.
The Optimist Club of Steamboat Springs’ January Teen of the Month is a captain of her high school’s Alpine ski team and an avid swimmer. Mallory Hoots also carries a 3.9 GPA and has coached for the Winter Sports Club since 2007.
Groundhog Day is coming up this week. The origin of this unusual holiday can be traced back hundreds of years, although not in the same form that we celebrate it today.
I’m an old wannabe mogul monster with one missing knee, but there’s no doubt in my mind that what Shaun White did in the Winter X Games superpipe finals Sunday night was among the most athletic feats I’ve ever seen on snow.
Average temperatures for the month were about 5 degrees above normal
With Monday’s high temperature reaching 38 degrees, Steamboat Springs was on course to finish January with an average daily high temp of about 5 degrees warmer than average. Through the first 30 days of January, the average daily high was 34.3 degrees.
Mainstreet thinking about expanding, moving annual summer event
It’s just two weeks into the application period for the 2012 Mainstreet Steamboat Springs Farmers Market, and 57 vendors already have submitted applications for 67 booths.
With the addition of SmartBoards, computers, iPads and other electronic gizmos to Routt County public schools comes a new need: increased bandwidth.
Museum officials say they still need to raise $90,000 before the grant from the Gates Family Foundation can finalize fundraising for the $1 million project in downtown Steamboat.
Sunday, January 29
Johnny Fisher would like to spare other Yampa Valley residents from what he calls Phase 2 of a heart attack: the noisy, uncomfortable and expensive helicopter ride to a Front Range hospital.
12:29 a.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to a report of a car crash near mile marker 150 of U.S. Highway 40. No other information was available.
Aging Well, a program of the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, offers Healthier Living Colorado, a self-management workshop for adults 18 and older coping with chronic illnesses or health problems.
County agenda for Jan. 30 and 31
Root crops are fun to grow because you never know what you have until you fish around at the end of summer in the dirt to see exactly what each plant has produced.
Before this year, I much preferred the college game to the pros. But something interesting has happened with the NBA and me this year.
Soroco seniors Joey Anderson and Tristan Palyo were selected to play in the Colorado 6/8-man All-State Football game set for June 2 in La Junta.
Lauryn Bruggink led the Soroco wrestling squad Saturday in a tough meet in Center. The Rams senior placed fifth in the 106-pound weight division, the only Soroco wrestler to earn such honors.
Steamboat SmartWool/USCSA Men's Slalom results
Steamboat Springs snowboarder Matt Ladley took a big step forward in his second trip to the finals in the Winter X Games snowboard superpipe event in Aspen. He fell late in his last run through the pipe, however, and came up short of the podium.
Steamboat residents recognized as state tennis family of the year
What tennis has meant to the Swiggart family of Steamboat Springs is simple: it is why they are. It’s the sport’s bedrock place in their lives that led the family of four to be chosen as the United States Tennis Association’s Colorado tennis family of the year.
Few newspaper-related issues elicit as much passion from community members as our online comments, and it’s one we find ourselves revisiting often. And we’re doing it again.
About 50 snowshoers and skiers, some of them costume clad, arrived at a festive and balloon-filled finish line at the Steamboat Ski Touring Center knowing they had supported an important cause. The 11th annual Ski For Women event raised $6,000 this year for Advocates Building Peaceful Communities.
Saturday, January 28
SmartWool USCSA Alpine Race results for Jan. 28
The Soroco boys again were listless on offense and again they lost, falling at home on Saturday to Paonia, 66-46.
Two losses doesn’t make for much of a weekend, but the Soroco High School girls basketball team emerged from Saturday’s showdown against Class 2A powerhouse Paonia with a unique sense of confidence.
After two weeks of looking like one of the best teams in the Western Slope League and a day after extending a winning streak with the fourth lopsided win in a row, the Tigers stumbled at home against a Rangely squad coming off back-to-back losses.
Things continue to come together for the Hayden High School boys basketball team. On Saturday, the Tigers stormed to their fifth straight win, taking out Rangely, 74-60, primarily on the strength of a dominating first half.
Requists to introduce U Grok IT this year
Need help finding your lost stuff? Carrie and Tony Requist did. With three children participating in a variety of activities, their things started to disappear. So the couple who moved to Steamboat Springs in 2000 set out to create a product to find their lost items.
If you watched Thursday night’s debate from Florida on CNN, you still might be scratching your head and wondering which reality show is more distasteful, “Wife Swap” or “Presidential Fannie Bickering.”
Meeks explores possibility of adding health clinic to district
Brad Meeks is settling in to his new home. Steamboat’s new superintendent attends Sailors’ sports games. And for Christmas, he received from his eldest son a fly-fishing rod that he expects to break in somewhere in the Yampa Valley.
Laurie Hallenbeck: Around the County for Jan. 29
12:21 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers went on extra foot patrol in downtown Steamboat Springs.
The Jail Report for Jan. 21 to 27
Getting to the Olympics is a tough road, but it’s even harder for athletes like Justin Reiter who are competing at the World Cup level without the help of the U.S. Ski Team.
I have always been interested in the issues that face our community. They are varied, challenging, interesting and rewarding to engage.
The human body is meant to move. Whether your movement of choice is running, swimming, walking, tai chi or gentler movements like yoga, we believe that regular exercise and social engagement keeps you healthy and more independent for a longer period of time. That’s why we created the Aging Well program more than six years ago.
Your recent articles regarding oil and gas development in Routt County bring to mind many questions. It would be marvelous to reap the benefits of new jobs for Routt County and to reduce dependence on foreign oil for our nation, but first we must learn how this would affect our community.
The city of Steamboat Springs wants your feedback on city services and costs. Sort of. In reality, it seems what the city really wants from its online survey is to show residents just how hard it is for the city to pay for much beyond essential services. That’s too bad.
4th annual Cure Your Cabin Fever gets residents outside
About 50 people from throughout the Yampa Valley milled around the Stagecoach State Park marina area for the fourth annual Cure Your Cabin Fever event Saturday morning. The event had free snow bike demos, sleds and snow painting.
On the women’s side, Hannah Kearney won her 12th straight World Cup. Steamboat’s Eliza Outtrim was 10th, and Brittany Loweree was 13th.
Nederland won the girls meet with a score of 171 points to Steamboat’s 164. The boys team finished one point behind eventual winner Aspen.
The 5-kilometer classic race in Eldora was highlighted by Martha Anderson’s first-place finish and Peter White's sixth-place finish.
The best advice, American Avalanche Association President Dale Atkins said, is to wait. Wait until the snow has settled after the big storm when avalanche danger is at its peak.
The 6-1 drubbing of Standley Lake announced to the rest of the Foothills Conference that Steamboat could be a tough out should the team get into the playoffs.
The Steamboat Springs High School wrestling team was a joke when I first started covering prep sports in the area. This winter, though, the program quickly is growing more powerful.
Just about everything went right for the Glenwood Springs girls basketball team Saturday in a 62-21 win against Steamboat Springs.
Glenwood Springs boys basketball ran away with a 66-50 win against visiting Steamboat Springs on Saturday. The Demons, who had lost four of their past five games entering the day, avenged a 61-43 loss to the Sailors on Jan. 6.
Steamboat Springs Police Department officers used a Taser on a 24-year-old Steamboat Springs man after he charged at them while naked Friday evening.
The city of Steamboat Springs has released year-to-date financial reports for every department.
Routt County school lunch menus for Jan. 30 to Feb. 3
1:02 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers contacted a drunken person in the 1800 block of Ski Time Square Drive.
Friday, January 27
The Soroco High School boys basketball team remained mired Friday night in a positively frigid slump, and that kept Soroco from contending late in a showdown at Hayden.
A cold-shooting Soroco squad couldn’t keep pace Friday night as Hayden surged to win in its own gymnasium, 52-35, even with Erin Koehler's early absence.
With one playoff spot remaining in the Foothills Conference, each team led multiple times Friday before finally settling on a 5-5 tie.
Steamboat Springs snowboarder Maddy Schaffrick struggled on Friday at the Winter X Games in Aspen, failing to land a clean run in the women’s superpipe.
Real estate transactions for Jan. 20 to 26
Don’t expect dramatic improvement in the real estate market in 2012, but there’s reason to hope for a return to more normal appreciation in the value of homes by the middle of this decade.
Coal contracts are likely to secure hundreds of jobs in Routt County
Peabody Energy announced this week that it will go forward this summer with plans to move its underground longwall coal mining operation a few miles from its present location in western Routt County to the new Twentymile Sage Creek portal.
Forty-two MBA students from the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business were in Steamboat Springs on Friday to check out some of Steamboat’s most recent real estate developments and topped their visit off with a panel discussion by four local real state professionals and a lively cocktail hour (or two) at Carl’s Tavern.
The Steamboat Symphony Orchestra Soiree & Swing has become a late-winter tradition, offering a classy but fun way to celebrate and support the orchestra.
Taufens stole an estimated $950,000 from local victims
Two Routt County victims were disappointed to learn Friday that a Kremmling man will not serve time in prison after he stole an estimated $950,000 from them in a construction scam.
America has been focused on the Republican presidential primary race this month, but the local political process is about to kick into high gear. Routt County Republicans will hold their precinct caucuses Feb. 7, with the local Democratic Party to follow suit March 6.
News delivered at annual Mainstreet meeting
Friends of the Chief has been asked to submit a final application for a U.S. Department of Agriculture loan to convert the theater in downtown Steamboat to a performing arts center.
After all the hoopla surrounding your special day, you and your loved one deserve a much-needed break from all that socializing. Celebrating the beginning of married life, just like your wedding day honeymoons should be tailored to both of your interests.
A guide to selecting a wedding location in Steamboat Springs
Walking down the aisle in Steamboat Springs has a different meaning than it does elsewhere. Here, that aisle could be a ski slope, flower-filled meadow, aspen-leafed mountain top or even the Yampa River. And couples have used every one of them for their nuptials.
Manager will stay until joining Oak Creek full time
Yampa Valley Housing Authority Manager Mary Alice Page-Allen accepted the Oak Creek town administrator position, but she plans to help her current employer through the transition before she leaves.
"Nothing beat having all our family, friends and loved ones with us on one of the best days of our lives."
"Our dinner was amazing and all of our guests commented on it. We also had a reception after-party at the Old Town Pub with a live band, which was the icing on the cake of the best day ever."
Break a leg
Eric proposed on the next New Year’s Eve, and we started planning our wedding for that September. On May 16, however, Eric shattered his femur in 12 places horsing around with some friends and was rushed into surgery.
Plan ahead to stay in line with your celebration’s expenses
Even if your nuptials pale in comparison to those hosted by celebrities in Los Angeles and New York City, you still have to plan it down to every penny.
Cowboy boots, wildflowers, river rock all spice-up a wedding Steamboat-style
If you’ve chosen Steamboat Springs for your mountain-themed wedding, you’re already off to a great start, says Lindsey Grannis, owner of wedding planner One Fine Day.
Bill Hamil catered his own wedding. Twenty nine years later, and with three decades of catering experience under his belt, the Steamboat Meat & Seafood proprietor says he wouldn’t recommend catering your own wedding.
Central Park Liquors has been been doing weddings for 19 years and has a program that calculates the number of drinks per person for the event. Whether you want just beer and wine or a full bar, store owner Greg Stetman says plenty of money can be saved by paying attention to amounts.
Brian Alpart, who runs Campfire Productions and plays under the stage name DJ Also Starring, got a big dose of just how important those services could be this summer when, after DJing hundreds of weddings, he planned one of his own, marrying his long-time girlfriend, Melissa.
Aaron Easter, the 31-year-old snowboarder who died Tuesday after a snowboarding accident Monday at Steamboat Ski Area, died from a severe carotid artery injury, which led to a heart attack and an anoxic brain injury.
Thursday, January 26
Team scores weren’t kept in what on Thursday was a four-team free-for-all, but wrestlers from Hayden, Soroco, Steamboat Springs and Meeker took turns battling it out in front of the packed bleachers at Hayden High School.
2 avalanche fatalities at ski areas among only 4 in state’s history
The two avalanche fatalities at Vail and Winter Park ski areas Sunday mark the first inbounds avalanche deaths in Colorado since 2006 and are among only four in the state’s modern skiing history.
Steamboat’s Mary Alice Page-Allen to fill new position
The Oak Creek Town Board on Thursday unanimously approved the hiring of Mary Alice Page-Allen as town administrator after discussing the position in an executive session.
Steamboat resident Gary Burman plays music with his wife, Nora Parker, as the Pipedance duo. The pair plays a multitude of string and percussion instruments, re-creating classic folk songs and lively jigs through music and dance.
The 11th annual Ski for Women fundraiser this weekend is just one of many ways the community comes out to support the Advocates Building Peaceful Communities organization year after year.
Changes to the city of Steamboat Springs development review process will move forward after the Planning Commission informally supported them Thursday night.
The 16 dances in the showcase feature nearly 100 girls in grades nine through 12. The event continues at 7 p.m. Saturday in the high school's auditorium.
The winners of the last six Western Slope League championships play what could be considered a knockout game. The loser likely will not make the state playoffs.
Glenwood Springs ran away with the game when the teams played earlier in the season, and Steamboat will have to play its best to keep up this time.
Even with a subpar start to our skiing and riding year, all that snow has to go somewhere come runoff. And when it does, it fuels another sport relying on gravity and precipitation: river running.
After wrestling twice in Routt County, Steamboat heads to the Front Range to face some regional competition.
The Steamboat Springs High School Alpine ski team looks to continue its hot streak at Loveland.
As the Steamboat Springs High School hockey team makes its second-half push, the Sailors encounter two opponents on opposite ends of the Foothills Conference.
Three members of the Old Town Hot Springs Trident swim team competed during the weekend in Thornton at the Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center.
Suddenly, the Hayden High School boys basketball team has become one of the favorites in the Class 2A Western Slope League.
There’s one game people across the Class 2A Western Slope League will pay attention to Friday night, and it’s taking place at Hayden High School.
Routt County memorial service for Throgmartin is Sunday at ranch
A memorial service is being held Sunday in Routt County for a successful Indiana businessman, Jerry W. Throgmartin, who owned the Vista Verde Guest Ranch in Clark.
Old Town Hot Springs officials have decided to delay an effort to raise $5 million for renovations and expansion and instead focus their efforts on an education campaign.
6:48 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of property that was damaged by a roommate in the 300 block of Fourth Street.
AgrAbility is a unique USDA-funded program run by Colorado State University Extension and Goodwill Industries Denver. The program acknowledges the fact that farming and ranching are physically demanding and potentially dangerous professions.
The Steamboat Springs-based nonprofit organization that provides outdoor education for youths and adults is sponsoring the Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Depot Art Center.
The avalanche that claimed the life of 24-year-old Tyler Lundstedt, of Fort Collins, on Saturday night or Sunday morning started well below the tree line, fell 140 vertical feet and was of moderate power.
The mountains surrounding Steamboat could receive between 6 and 12 inches of snow by midday Friday.
Wednesday, January 25
Hitchens Brothers Wednesday Night Jump Series results for Jan. 25
Little Vikings Wednesday Night Jump Competition results for Jan. 25
There was support for and objection to a business improvement district property tax measure this November at the Mainstreet Steamboat Springs Economic Restructuring Committee meeting Wednesday, but everyone agreed that the discussion needs to continue.
On Wednesday, Oak Creek Mayor Nikki Knoebel announced her candidacy for county commissioner at the Routt County Courthouse.
Proposed changes to the city’s development review process will be up for public discussion at a Steamboat Springs Planning Commission meeting Thursday.
Snow surrounds us. Its influence permeates the waking life and dreams of those who settle here, the children who grow up here and anyone who tries to leave.
Leading the way in the Hole Shot Tour NorAm event was Lauren Hurley-Pearson, who finished seventh Saturday and sixth Sunday. On Sunday, Brant Crossan was 15th, and Matt Larson was 32nd.
Matt Ladley, whose finals in the superpipe are at 7:45 p.m. Sunday, joins fellow half-pipe snowboarder Maddy Schaffrick as Steamboat’s representatives at the Winter X Games.
The man who died Tuesday from injuries suffered in a snowboarding accident was an adventurous Illinois native seeking happiness in Steamboat Springs.
Soroco, Steamboat, Meeker join Tigers
Options to watch local high school wrestling teams have been few and far between in recent years, but Routt County fans are going to get their fill this season.
The Oak Creek Town Board will meet Thursday to discuss the sole candidate for the town administrator position.
Separate Routt County sentencing for Kremmling couple is Friday
A Kremmling couple who pleaded guilty to theft after bilking a Summit County woman out of more than $300,000 in a construction scam each was sentenced Monday to jail time and extended stints of probation.
6:05 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers helped Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters with a 35-year-old woman having a seizure on Mariah Court.
There is a vacancy on the Local Marketing District board of directors.
Lt. Col. Jack Dysart and four cadets accepted the donations of flags from American Legion Post No. 44 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4264 on Wednesday.
Matt Ray said the Moffat County High School girls basketball team’s game plan heading into Tuesday’s game against Steamboat was to work the ball inside.
The Steamboat boys basketball team made an 11-0 run early in the game against Moffat County and never looked back, winning, 54-32.
Seven weeks ago, Brad Hoefer opened his season in forgettable fashion. The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club freestyle moguls skier broke his collarbone in Winter Park and was cleared to compete for the first time during the past weekend.
The Steamboat Springs High School Nordic team had several more skiers qualify for the state meet Saturday at a competition at Snow Mountain Ranch Nordic Center near Estes Park.
Despite icy conditions, Steamboat Springs snowboarder Matt Ladley finished third in the half-pipe event on Sunday at the second stop for the Winter Dew Tour.
Tuesday, January 24
David Schmid, a former principal at Steamboat Springs High School, has been named interim principal of Aspen High School.
Aspen Skiing Co. Director of Sustainability Auden Schendler told a Talking Green audience Tuesday night that it would take “radically different things” to solve climate change.
Motivation for Brandon Yeager and Casey Williams each comes from a different spot. But the common thread with the two Steamboat Springs High School wrestlers doesn’t lie in what makes them burn.
Laken Wilson, the 19-year-old Mississippi woman who suffered serious head injuries after sliding into a snow gun Jan. 1 at the ski area, has been released from Denver Health and returned home Sunday.
A 71-year-old woman was taken to Yampa Valley Medical Center with leg injuries after skiing into a parked snowmobile at Steamboat Ski Area on Tuesday morning.
Cold, dry and windy weather can wreak havoc on your evergreen trees.
The Haymaker Golf Committee’s decision to increase greens fees for residents is the right move for a golf course struggling to achieve self-sufficiency.
The two-hour show features 17 pieces choreographed by high school students and overseen by a team of two student directors and two student producers.
Aaron Easter, 32, has died from injuries he sustained while snowboarding Monday at Steamboat Ski Area.
Michele Dunklin, a Steamboat Springs resident who survived life-threatening injuries in a December 2010 car accident west of Hayden, spoke at the annual EMS and Trauma Day at the Capitol in Denver on Jan. 13.
12:20 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers contacted a drunken person seen throwing up in the middle of the street at Sixth Street and Lincoln Avenue. The 22-year-old Arvada man was not supposed to be drinking and was arrested on suspicion of violating a protection order.
Mark White, a spokesman for Jackson County Search and Rescue, called the two-day search for Fort Collins snowmobilers Tyler and Jordan Lundstedt one of the most extensive ever conducted in Jackson County.
Meeting Wednesday about potential to fund business improvement district
The first public meeting to discuss a potential downtown property tax to fund the existing business improvement district is scheduled for Wednesday.
Kent Kuster, the oil and gas liaison for the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment, will give a presentation Tuesday in a public meeting with the Routt County Board of Commissioners.
Plans for new restaurants, chairlifts and terrain will be discussed during Wednesday night's master plan open house.
Oak Creek Mayor Nikki Knoebel, a Democrat, has thrown her hat in the ring for the Routt County Board of Commissioners District 1 seat, which is being vacated by Nancy Stahoviak.
If you ever want to see a forlorn, lost-puppy-dog look come over a man’s face, give him a Saturday without football.
Monday, January 23
Adult Coed Indoor Soccer results for Jan. 17 and 19
School Board narrowly endorses bid to be food service provider for CMC
The Steamboat Springs School Board on Monday night voted unanimously to offer Superintendent Brad Meeks an extended contract. The board also voted, 3-2, to endorse the school district’s bid to become the food service provider for Colorado Mountain College’s Alpine Campus.
I plucked a book of Western fiction I hadn’t opened in a decade off the shelf during the weekend and learned a new word. Epistolary fiction is a piece of creative writing based upon actual historical letters and diary entries.
Register for Colorado Mountain College’s Alpine Campus English classes/Clases de Inglés at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Willett Hall, Room 300, at CMC.
Peabody Energy announced Monday in a news release an extension of its Twentymile Mine. The company will develop the Sage Creek portal in the existing coal seam and move the longwall.
Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. hosts a master plan meeting from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Jan. 25 in the Burgess Creek II meeting room at The Steamboat Grand.
Sundown Express was closed at about 10:45 a.m. Monday because of a mechanical issue.
1:51 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of an intoxicated person at Fifth Street and Lincoln Avenue. The person was taken to detox.
High overhead as darkness falls on cold January evenings is a tiny cluster of stars that is often mistaken for the Little Dipper. Although it does have a dipper shape, with a tiny little bowl and a tiny little handle, its real name is the Pleiades star cluster.
Wild weather produces tender backcountry snowpack
Officials of the Medicine Bow and Routt National forests and the Colorado Avalanche Information Center issued strong cautions Monday about the tenderness of the snowpack in the Steamboat zone.
For people wondering how their own small efforts toward living more sustainably will ever save the planet, Auden Schendler has some answers.
Locals show well at Holeshot NorAm at Copper
It was a good weekend for several of the more than a dozen Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athletes who traveled to Copper Mountain for the Holeshot NorAm Tour. Belle Brockhoff took first place in the women’s division of Saturday’s event.
Yampa Valley Regional Airport improvements to be celebrated at ribbon cutting Feb. 15
Airline passengers arriving at Yampa Valley Regional Airport are retrieving their luggage more easily this winter thanks to a second baggage carousel, airport Manager Dave Ruppel said Monday.
A 31-year-old snowboarder was found unresponsive at about 11:30 a.m. Monday in a creek at Steamboat Ski Area. The man was in "grave" condition Tuesday at Denver Health.
Sunday, January 22
Scientists: High temperatures, low precipitation cause of decline
Quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) is likely the tree most coveted by homeowners in Routt County and the one most enjoyed by visitors and residents who love to hike the aspen-covered mountains surrounding our beautiful valley. Sadly, there have been stands of these trees that have been dying off in certain parts of the mountains, mostly at lower elevations.
Yampa Valley Medical Center hosts health program Wednesday
Eating disorders are serious and complicated mental illnesses with significant and, at times, life-threatening physical and psychological consequences, regardless of the individual’s weight.
The Steamboat Symphony Orchestra’s Soiree & Swing fundraiser is at 6 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Sheraton Steamboat Resort.
The Record for Jan. 21
County Agenda for Jan. 23 and 24
I saw a sign in Nairobi the other day for Ultimate Spa and Beauty Palour and it got me thinking of all the funny, wonderful and sometimes very ironic advertising that one sees around Kenya.
In 1986 at the inaugural NBA 3-point shooting contest, Larry Bird knew who was going to win. He turned to his competitors and asked “who’s coming in second place today?” Hannah Kearney could do the same right now if she wanted.
Some athletes improved. Some didn’t, and in the end, Soroco wrestling coach Jay Whaley said the takeaway from his team’s Saturday tournament in Leadville was that work still remains if the squad is to achieve all it can.
The Hayden High School wrestling team battled through a series of team duels, losing by a lot to Delta, 60-9, and by a little to Coal Ridge, 33-24, and a good amount to Hotchkiss, 50-22, before beating Pueblo West, 36-24.
The simple fact that there was a race was an accomplishment, Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Alpine skiing coach Deb Armstrong said Sunday moments after the final skier had flown through the finish line and skidded to a stop.
For some, buying art isn’t an extra or frivolous expense. It’s a necessity. And it’s those types of people who, despite an economic recession, continue to support the artists and galleries of Steamboat Springs.
Board also will vote whether to endorse district’s bid to become the food service provider for CMC
They also will vote Monday on an endorsement of their district’s bid to become the food service provider for CMC’s Alpine Campus.
The survivor, Jordan Lundstedt, 21, was partially buried in an avalanche Saturday night or Sunday morning and was unable to reach his brother Tyler Lundstedt, 24, in time.
Steamboat Alpine skiing results at Eldora
Rumble in the Rockies wrestling tournament results
The ultimate sign of respect, the sign that she was having the kind of season she’d dreamed, rang out early and often Saturday for Hayden High School girls basketball player Kelsey Rolando.
Wobbling after a 2-4 start to the season, the Hayden High School boys basketball team showed Saturday that it had bounced back in a big way, leading down to the wire to win in a crucial test against a strong Vail Christian squad, 59-50.
In early January, the Steamboat hockey team sat in the locker room on the heels of a bad loss at a crossroads in the season.
Saturday, January 21
7:16 a.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to help a driver who had slid off the road at mile marker 144 of U.S. Highway 40. A tow truck pulled the car out, and there was no damage or injuries.
The Jail Report for Jan. 14 to 20
Happy birthday wishes to Milburn Markle, Wes Richardson, Leah Camilletti and Heather Nereson.
Elise Krueger, a senior psychology major at the University of Colorado Boulder, has made the College of Arts and Sciences dean’s list for fall semester 2011.
Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters tended to a 53-year-old Texas woman after she was hit by a car at about 11 a.m. Saturday at Fifth Street and Lincoln Avenue.
The grassy park where the Green and Yampa rivers reach their confluence in Dinosaur National Monument once was known to settlers and cattle rustlers as Pat’s Hole.
The Steamboat Springs Elementary School Challenge Fund aims to collect $100,000 in its first year that would be distributed equally between the two elementary schools.
Kent Eriksen started Moots Cycles in a time when mountain biking was just starting its journey, and today, he continues to set a standard that is appreciated by anyone who has ever pedaled a bike up a steep incline or ripped down a dusty country road during a Rocky Mountain summer.
The Soroco High School girls basketball team made it a winning weekend. Barely.
The first emotion, Soroco coach Sam McLeod said, is frustration.
A lack of snow across much of the West didn’t appear to impact resort lodging property bookings through December, but it’s now starting to slow the pace of a strong early ski season.
Some are funny: Getting ready to go skiing with young children may take longer than actual time on the hill. Some are deep: Empower children to carry their own equipment, pick themselves up after a fall and participate in terrain selection.
Bryan Hickman was my first big interview. I was a student at Kansas State University, and in my third year, I had stumbled into and mostly through a part-time job writing sports for the campus newspaper.
Meteorologist says 2 major factors play into Steamboat snow totals
Joel Gratz, a meteorologist who founded www.opensnow.com, said making accurate snow predictions at ski areas involves having specific knowledge about the area and how it is affected by storms.
Delta showed why it’s perceived as the class of the league by running Steamboat out of the gym Saturday and picking up an easy 55-26 win.
After winning the first two events of the year, the Steamboat Springs High School girls Alpine team registered three top 10 finishes Friday at Eldora.
The Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball team continued to struggle with turnovers, and Delta took advantage and ran to a 54-44 win Saturday.
As director of the Steamboat Springs Pregnancy Resource Center, I believe that every woman facing the difficult questions that accompany an unintended pregnancy should have every option available to her.
The city’s sales tax-dependent revenue structure is a good fit for the community and doesn’t need to be drastically altered because of ongoing economic struggles.
Routt County Republican chairman running to represent Eagle, Routt counties
Chuck McConnell announced Friday that he's throwing his hat in the ring for the newly established Colorado State House of Representatives District 26, which covers Eagle and Routt counties.
Friday, January 20
The problem is shooting and the solution is shooting, Soroco boys basketball coach Sam McLeod said Friday after his team wilted in a 71-56 home loss to Plateau Valley.
Madison George led the way as the Rams overcame a generally lackluster performance Friday night to thoroughly rout Plateau Valley, 51-28.
A handful of familiar faces and one very welcomed new one helped lead the Hayden High School boys basketball team to a 64-36 win on Friday night at De Beque.
The Palisade Bulldogs, leaders of the league coming in, did what few teams can on Friday, dispatching of Steamboat, 54-51, in the Sailors’ home gym.
Even as a semi-frustrated Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team walked off the court Friday, it did so with a 36-28 win against Palisade in its back pocket.
Jon Wade, of Colorado Group Realty, sees signs that the market is stabilizing but isn’t ready to say the overall market has turned the corner.
Real estate transactions for Jan. 13 to 18
Colorado Group Realty hosts the fifth annual Steamboat Springs Real Estate Roundup and Expo from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Sheraton Steamboat Resort ballroom.
Keith Kelly, of Kelly & Stone Architects, told an audience of business people last week that he and his partner, Tim Stone, are fortunate to have a growing list of clients outside Colorado during the economic downturn.
Steamboat Springs snowboarder Matt Ladley blasted through the semifinals Friday at the Winter Dew Tour in Killington, Vt.
Steamboat resident Nick McDowell didn’t expect to get tacos for lunch Friday, but when he saw the Tacos del Barco sign in his rearview mirror, he had to try them.
1:25 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers helped with a taxi that was stuck at High Point Drive and Lincoln Avenue.1:25 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers helped with a taxi that was stuck at High Point Drive and Lincoln Avenue.
There is an art behind the art show. It’s an art form that, if done well, might fly ever-so-subtly under the radar: It’s the art of hanging a show.
Rodney Williams III, 24, has been sentenced to six years in prison for eluding Steamboat Springs Police Department officers and trying to take one of their guns.
With a newly created community-assistance fund, Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters have been able to provide more help to those in need.
The board of the Local Marketing District began a new era Friday by promising increased transparency and public outreach.
It’s hard after nine months to get back into the powder swing. There are a lot of things to remember and nary any time to spare.
Betsy Nauman Cook has been chosen as the successor to former director Darcy Owens-Trask. She is slated to begin work Monday.
Register for Colorado Mountain College’s Alpine Campus English classes/Clases de Inglés at 9 a.m. Monday at Bud Werner Memorial Library or at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Willett Hall, Room 300, at CMC.
Routt County lunch menus for Jan. 23 to 27
Thursday, January 19
The Hayden Town Council was one council member shy of a quorum when three council members met for nearly two hours Thursday night.
Uneasy about the fact the Routt County Board of Commissioners is in the midst of revising the conditions of approval for oil and gas drilling permits, the Routt County Planning Commission voted unanimously Thursday night to table Quicksilver Resource’s request for a permit to drill on the Camilletti and Sons ranch.
Steamboat split a pair of wrestling duals Thursday night in Craig, losing badly to Palisade but bouncing back to edge out rival Bulldogs for the first time in, well, a long time.
Future weekends are less certain
Occupancy at Steamboat Springs lodging properties continues to pace ahead of last season’s numbers in terms of total visitors, according to the latest lodging barometer released by the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association. But that trend could be short-lived.
The Sailors put themselves in a tough position to make the playoffs with several early season losses, making Saturday’s game a must-win against a struggling Huskies team.
The Nordic team competes in its second meet of the season.
After Eagle Valley beat Steamboat last week, the Western Slope League is wide open with leader Palisade in town Friday and fourth-place Delta in town Saturday.
It’s the first movement weekend for the Steamboat girls basketball team. In trying to unravel the Western Slope League race, Delta has clearly established itself as the frontrunner.
Competition could be tougher Friday in Eldora, however, as some of the state’s top prep skiers could be in the field.
The Soroco wrestling squad will face another test as it sharpens up this weekend at Leadville.
The Rams have surged above .500 since returning from winter break, and they hope to keep that momentum going this weekend against a pair of weaker Western Slope League teams.
The Rams whiffed big time last week against Vail Christian and Rangely in a chance to prove they were for real this season. They’ll have two more cracks at home Friday and Saturday in what could be a decisive weekend.
The Tigers got encouraging results from seniors Nick Williams and Chad Terry last week, each winning his bracket in Rangely as they battled back from injury.
The Tigershope to sharpen their game for contests against more talented league rivals in the coming weeks.
With two key games this weekend, beginning with a trip Friday to De Beque, the Tigers get the chance to prove last weekend’s win against North Park was the start of something special.
Fried Grease, a Colorado-based band driven by the warm, upbeat tones of the saxophone and two percussionists, will play at 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at The Tugboat Grill & Pub.
Come mid-January, high school basketball is pretty much set. However, both Routt County Class 2A high school boys teams are expecting a seismic shift to those established patterns starting Friday night.
Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club skier Patrick Deneen notched his best finish of the season in the freestyle mogul World Cup, coming in second Thursday at an event in Lake Placid, N.Y.
Pushing ultramarathon run to 100 miles could be a ‘gamechanger’
Race officials say the 2012 version of Run, Rabbit Run will be pushed to 100 miles, a revolutionary change for Steamboat Springs. And it will include a potentially massive prize pool, a revolution for ultramarathons in general.
Yampa Valley Medical Center hosts a free presentation about “Eating Disorders in Children and Adults” at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the hospital’s conference rooms.
12:10 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a fight in the 700 block of Walton Pond Circle. Officers said it appeared two people had been arguing and got into a fight. A 27-year-old Steamboat man was arrested on suspicion of violating a protection order and criminal mischief.
Snow: That’s what the weather experts are forecasting for Steamboat Springs this weekend. One forecaster is calling for 10 to 15 inches of snow to fall at the ski area overnight Saturday.
At 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, the mobile version of Telluride’s annual outdoor film festival will light up the projector screen at Bud Werner Memorial Library with 14 short films.
The new acting deputy fire chief for Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue is being credited with saving the life of Spike, an 8-year-old border collie that took a frigid dip in the Yampa River on Wednesday night.
A guitar tech for the renowned Southern rock jam band, Holt later went on to start his own group, Georgia-based Outformation, inspired by encouraging words from Panic guitarist Michael Houser before his death in 2002.
Shooting victim Rhonda Heaton was overcome with emotion after a 12-person jury ruled Thursday that Steamboat Springs resident Robert Cash is guilty of attempted first-degree murder, the most serious charge he faced.
It's the 15-year-old's second silver of the competition. Thursday's win in Austria came in the snowboard slopestyle.
Ron Lindroth, the department's chief since 2009, will become the new chief of a fire district in Belgrade, Mont. Police Chief Joel Rae will become director of public safety.
Wednesday, January 18
Steamboat Springs is jumping on the oil and gas regulation bandwagon. The city will work on developing its own regulations specific to oil and gas development.
According to the Yampa Valley Data Partners Economic Forecast Newsletter for the first quarter of 2012, the local economy began recovering during the first quarter of 2011.
Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. is trumpeting the news of this week’s 11-inch snowstorm and working with airline partners to offer discount programs to prospective vacationers.
Quicksilver Resources confirmed their first horizontal well on Wolf Mountain in Routt County has demonstrated it is capable of producing 500 barrels of oil per day.
12:44 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers stopped a car at Third Street and Lincoln Avenue and arrested an 18-year-old Oak Creek man on suspicion of driving under suspension.
Entry forms for the 99th Winter Carnival Diamond Hitch Parade on Feb. 12 are available at the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club office or at www.sswsc.org.
It’s now up to the jury to decide the fate of Robert Cash, the man on trial for attempting to murder his wife in Steamboat Springs. The prosecution and defense delivered their closing arguments Wednesday.
Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club snowboard cross rider Billy Winters picked up two second-place finishes during the weekend at a USA Snowboard Association regional event in Copper Mountain.
Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club members Lesley Wilson and Arielle Gold are set to compete Thursday at the 2012 Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria.
The game with visiting Battle Mountain now is at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
Italian rider Roland Fischnaller may have won the Alpine snowboarding race, but that didn’t stop Justin Reiter from celebrating his first appearance in World Cup finals in more than two years in Austria.
At a meeting Thursday, the Hayden Town Council will discuss a proposed hauling route that gravel trucks operated by Breeze Basin Resources are expected to use in order to reach U.S. Highway 40.
Adult league soccer scores for Jan. 10 and 12
The Sheraton Steamboat Resort donated more than 600 children’s books and $650 for furniture to create Eliza’s Library at Advocates Building Peaceful Communities, according to a press release.
The cost of daily greens fees and season passes could up in an effort to bring in additional revenues for the city-owned golf course. Non-residents would pay the same rates as 2011.
A winter storm warning is in effect for Mount Werner and Rabbit Ears Pass from 6 p.m. Wednesday until 9 a.m. Friday. A second storm could hit the area this weekend.
The Hayden School Board will meet for the first time this year Wednesday and will vote to approve an amended version of its 2011-12 budget. The meeting is at 6 p.m. at Hayden Middle School.
The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club freestyle moguls team picked up three top-10 finishes at a pair of moguls events Saturday and Sunday in Aspen.
The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club ski cross and boarder cross program picked up more than 25 podium finishes Saturday and Sunday at a U.S.A. Snowboard Association regional event in Copper Mountain.
Tuesday, January 17
One of several strategic initiatives presented Tuesday night to the Steamboat Springs City Council was issuing requests for proposals from organizations to run the century-old restored train station for a fee.
Stephen Soper knelt beside an unresponsive Thomas Steinbach on Monday afternoon, performing CPR and hoping the efforts could save the man’s life.
12:02 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of what sounded like glass breaking in an alley in the 700 block of Lincoln Avenue.
As of Tuesday afternoon, no one in Oak Creek has filed to run for the three Town Board seats and a mayoral position up for election in April.
For an hour Tuesday, Steamboat Ski Area belonged to the cowboys. “It’s carnage. It’s entertainment. It’s just fun,” retired bull rider Jed Moore said after he raced in a slalom event against 53 other cowboys and cowgirls from across the country in the 38th annual Bud Light Cowboy Downhill.
Steamboat Springs High School Principal Kevin Taulman never thought the linoleum floors of the school’s classrooms would be used for this.
Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club snowboarder Arielle Gold won the first medal for the U.S. at the 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games.
The Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department is hosting a public meeting Thursday to get feedback on a schematic site plan design for the 14-acre rodeo arena site.
Early registration for the second annual Ski 4 Yellow event March 31 has been extended through Sunday. The discounted rate is $25.
I would appeal to all citizens to ask our city fathers to look elsewhere for cost reductions, not with our most important and basic needs — the health and safety of our loved ones and our property.
We need to find a way to force our elected county commissioners to encourage and put pressure on COGCC to allow oil and gas regulations that protect our unique rural landscape.
The final sales tax collections for November 2011 increased slightly from the preliminary report the city of Steamboat Springs released earlier this month.
A Steamboat Springs man’s run-in with Colorado campaign finance reporting laws is evidence that the system needs to change, but not to the dangerous degree proposed by Secretary of State Scott Gessler.
The Moffat County commissioners invited Routt County to join them and the Rio Blanco County Board of Commissioners in allowing ATVs to travel on county roads.
The last thing I need at 5:30 a.m when I reach for my half and half is some sassy refrigerator telling me I’ve made an unhealthy food choice.
Winter is an excellent time to start learning the constellations. The winter sky contains more bright stars and constellations than any other season of the year.
12:11 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers and Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to a fight in the 700 block of Lincoln Avenue. The call was unfounded.
The following is a list of people booked into the Routt County Jail on suspicion of the listed charges. The arresting agency is listed in parentheses.
Robert Cash told a jury that he did not mean for his gun to go off and that he was not aiming it at his former wife, Rhonda Heaton.
Winter storm dumps 11 inches of snow on Mount Werner on Monday. More snow is in the forecast for later in the week. Got powder photos? Send them to share@SteamboatToday.com.
Monday, January 16
Moffat County Commissioner Audrey Danner told her counterparts from Routt County on Monday that she is encouraging economic development officials in the region to look to the private sector in the ongoing effort to increase the telecommunications broadband pipeline into and out of Northwest Colorado.
The 2010 edition of the Historical Guide to Routt County now is on sale at the Tread of Pioneers Museum.
The 38th annual Cowboy Downhill, sponsored by Bud Light, is Tuesday at the base of Steamboat Ski Area.
12:48 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a disturbance in the 1800 block of Ski Time Square Drive. Officers were unable to locate a disturbance.
For the second time in seven years, a volunteer group that evaluated the city’s tax structure isn’t recommending significant changes to the way Steamboat Springs generates revenue.
With Three Wire eatery, YVRA’s food and beverage revenue for December is highest since 2007
Despite getting a late start because of a water leak, Yampa Valley Regional Airport’s new Three Wire Bar and Grill nearly posted record revenue in December.
The Routt County Board of Commissioners is contemplating a formal resolution to restrict chip-and-seal surface treatments to gravel no greater than three-eighth of an inch.
I felt completely secure and safe during my flight over the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area with pilot Bob DelValle on Friday, but I spent a portion of the weekend recalling some semi-hairball flights I’ve made in light aircraft through the years.
The Steamboat Springs Democrat will seek to represent Routt and Eagle counties in the newly formed legislative district.
Sunday, January 15
Partners in Routt County is collecting books for the statewide Literacy Matters Book Drive.
1:54 a.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to a complaint about a loud party in the 400 block of Enterprise Street in Hayden. Deputies arrested a 19-year-old Craig woman and a 20-year-old Hayden man on outstanding warrants.
Steamboat snowboarders grabbed a heap of great results Sunday at the Gatorade Free Flow Tour halfpipe competition in Vail.
The spots on the podium were one way to mark their success, but several members of the Soroco High School wrestling team Saturday made clear the progress they’ve made by besting rivals they’ve struggled against all season.
The Steamboat Springs High School wrestling team picked up a pair of high finishes Saturday at a tournament in Evergreen.
The Hayden High School wrestling team stormed to a second-place finish Saturday in a tournament at Rangely, the Tigers sweeping up championships in five weight classes.
If you were among the 300-plus Nordic athletes who took part in Friday and Saturday’s University of Colorado Spencer Nelson Memorial Nordic race, you owe thanks.
All the skiers in the parade that ripped down Sitz and See Me at Steamboat Ski Area in a Steamboat Cup giant slalom have a long way to go, but the competitors showed the path with their progress.
Fawna Odom doesn’t yet have enough food to offer a full menu or enough money to pay her staff of four volunteers. But her HiWay Bar is open again, and that’s what matters most.
OK, the holidays are over, but you still have a pretty poinsettia plant hanging on to dear life. It seems a shame to discard the plant just because the leaves start to drop.
Every person feels a little differently when diagnosed with a serious health problem. For many, unexpected life change and an uncertain future can set off a cycle of emotions marked by denial, anger and grief.
County agenda for Jan. 16 and 17
Billy Demong and Johnny Spillane scorched the cross-country ski course on Sunday in a World Cup Nordic combined event in Chaux-Neuve, France, on Sunday, the United States pair soaring through the field for their top finishes of the season.
5 to 10 inches expected in surrounding mountains on Monday
A National Weather Service forecaster on Sunday said that a storm approaching from the Pacific Northwest is expected to drop 5 to 10 inches of fresh powder in the mountains surrounding Steamboat on Monday, with 2 to 4 inches of snow accumulating in town.
Saturday, January 14
As Dennis Walburn slid off the Christie Peak Express on a sunny Thursday afternoon, he said emphatically he has no regrets.
The first-degree attempted murder trial for Robert Cash will continue into its second week Tuesday, but it’s still unclear whether Cash will take the stand to defend himself.
One of the things I look forward to on my outdoor adventures is filling the gaps in my mental geography of the Northern Colorado Rockies. Every time I find a vantage point that gives me a fresh view of a familiar landmark, it helps me connect the dots.
There is a room in Soroco Middle School whose keepers take pride in stripping it of that “classroom feel.” Shoes are optional, the occasional bout of foul language is tolerated and student-selected playlists keep conversations flowing.
The Hayden High School girls basketball team entered the weekend on a three-game losing streak, and it will exit it having dominated opponents in back-to-back games.
Hayden junior Aaron Cramer played the best game of his career, scoring 21 points as Hayden took out a month of frustration on North Park, winning at home Saturday, 70-45.
Madison George could not be stopped, and that, paired with a team-wide defensive effort, was more than enough to lift the Soroco girls to a win Saturday against Vail Christian.
Soroco lost Friday to Rangely, 67-43, and on Saturday to Vail Christian, 79-39.
Now, the Eagle Valley Devils are in the ring with an emphatic 57-39 win against Steamboat Springs on Saturday afternoon in Gypsum.
The Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team picked up a 37-31 win Saturday at Eagle Valley.
After beating Aspen, 8-2, on Friday, Steamboat traveled to Pueblo County on Saturday and shellacked its host.
Steamboat Springs snowboarder Arielle Gold was the top women’s qualifier in the halfpipe at Saturday’s Youth Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria.
Steamboat Springs freestyle moguls skier Jeremy Cota notched his career-best World Cup finish Saturday in Mount Gabriel, Quebec.
The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club's Hallie Soderholm finished second Thursday at a Revolution Tour stop at the Northstar at Tahoe Resort while teammate Kirby Kelly was third.
U.S. Nordic combined skier Johnny Spillane had his best finish of the year on the World Cup tour, finishing ninth Saturday in Chaux-Neuve, France.
Happy birthday wishes to Kennedi Copeland, Tami Hoffman, Mike Markle, Serenity Goddard, Samuel Skof, Blaine Hoza and Debbie Doolin.
Skiers’ sorrows have proven to be a boon for bikers. A few brave mountain bikers always find a way to roll Steamboat’s trails in winter. This winter, they’ve found plenty of company.
I’m a creature of motivation, and this year, the motivation to go skiing simply hasn’t been there.
I thought Eugene Buchanan’s “Ski with a pocket radar gun” column, although funny in a “Jackass” sort of way, was over the line.
While oil and gas development has economic benefits, it also has significant costs that threaten our water and air quality, public health, and quality of life.
The Steamboat Springs School District ought to focus its energies on providing the best possible education for our children, not on competing with private enterprise for a food service contract at Colorado Mountain College.
With the event being the first collegiate race of the year, there is a certain feeling-out process, and Jaime Bronga — a three-time All-American — knows the spotlight now is on her.
Friday, January 13
The Hayden High School girls basketball team worked on its frustrations Friday night, bringing a three-game losing streak to a screeching half with a 70-20 victory against West Grand.
The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team already had beat Aspen earlier in the season, but the squad’s Friday night 8-2 win against the Skiers was as important as they come.
After a tough weekend last week, the Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team used a big first half to easily beat Battle Mountain, 50-27, on Friday night.
The Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball team held Battle Mountain to one field goal from the field and three points in the first half en route to a 53-20 win Friday.
Hayden High School senior Hunter Johnston drained six 3-point shots and scored 21 points, but the Tigers woes continued Friday night. The squad fell playing at West Grand, 68-55.
Howard Pankratz, of the Denver Post, reported this week that the Colorado Public Utilities Commission had denied Xcel Energy’s request for an interim rate increase of $100 million that the power utility wanted to tide it over until it wins a permanent rate increase of $141.9 million.
The number of distressed single-family homes that changed hands through the short-sale process more than doubled here to 29 in 2011 from a dozen in 2010.
The valuation of building permits issued in Routt County in 2011 was down $3.8 million despite a slight increase in the number of permitted single-family homes in Steamboat Springs and elsewhere in the county.
Billy Demong recorded a season-best finish and Johnny Spillane and Bryan Fletcher were both in the top 15 Friday as the Nordic combined World Cup resumed action after the holiday break in Chaux-Neuve, France.
Cross-country races to continue Saturday in Steamboat
With long climbs and steep, tricky descents, the cross-country skiing course at Howelsen Hill in Steamboat Springs proved to be all that some of the nation’s best skiers could handle Friday, with college athletes grasping for breath as they slowly chugged up demanding slopes.
Steamboat Springs High School Alpine skier Connor Bernard swears he skis like that all the time. If true, it’s very entertaining. The senior was the clear aggressor Friday during the Steamboat Springs High School-hosted slalom event at Howelsen Hill.
The buzz in Cordova, Alaska, this week was all about the heavy snow, and former Steamboat Springs resident Cathy Long is helping the residents of the little community on Prince Williams Sound stay in touch.
Afraid that her husband was still in the house and willing to shoot her again, Rhonda Heaton told a jury Friday that she spent four hours thinking she was going to die. By calling Heaton to testify, prosecutors attempted to prove Friday that Heaton’s former husband, Robert Cash, intended to kill her on June 11, 2010, at their west Steamboat Springs home.
As part of National Safety Awareness Week from Saturday to Jan. 22, Steamboat Ski Area will host several programs.
12:46 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a fight in the 600 block of Lincoln Avenue. There was no fighting when officers arrived.
Local musician takes top honors at songwriting competition
With the win under his belt after Thursday night's preliminary round, local musician Eric Delaney will travel to Aspen in late March to perform with five other finalists. If chosen as Colorado’s top songwriter, he’ll get the chance to open the festival’s closing night concert.
Works of literary art always have inspired Steamboat artist Kim Keith, from watching her mother devour book after book to using literature in her own contemporary photography.
Thursday, January 12
Soroco is 1-1 in 2012 but already has scored the ball much better than it did before the winter break.
The Rams likely have turned heads in the league with their hot start: The team still is undefeated after a lowly league finish a year ago.
Two Oak Creek town employees are taking on larger roles while the town deals with filling vacancies and restructuring personnel.
Ski patrollers might notice skiers and riders schussing a little faster down the mountain this season, and not just because of the winter’s firm snowpack.
12:25 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers contacted a drunken person in the first block of Sixth Street. The person was taken to detox.
Beginning Friday, there no longer will be a Green Machine at Howelsen Hill. Both single-stream recycling units will be at Safeway from 4 p.m. Fridays through Sundays.
Routt County lunch menus for Jan. 16 to 20
Third-grader Kaetlyn Freideman said she was surprised to hear members of the Steamboat Springs Optimist Club announce that she was the inaugural recipient of a BUG Award.
Ben Winship lives in Victor, Idaho, and his band mates Eric Thorin and Brian Wicklund live in Lyons and Minnesota, respectively. But that doesn’t worry Winship. He said the few times per year the acoustic bluegrass band Brother Mule gets together to tour or record, they fall into perfect rhythm.
Organizers of the second annual Ski 4 Yellow fundraiser in Steamboat Springs are hoping to push registration numbers with something besides the opportunity to spend a day skiing with an Olympian.
Keystone. The pipeline, not the ski area. It’s a Canadian company’s pipeline, oil and decision who gets it. There’s no guarantee they would sell to America.
Let me say this upfront about hydraulic fracking: It is outrageous to think that carcinogenic and neurotoxic chemicals can be injected into the earth and not cause problems.
On Dec. 22, our family lost my beloved grandson Henry. Henry was 16 and profoundly autistic.
Several months ago while attending a land stewardship class sponsored by the Community Agriculture Alliance, I was surprised to learn from our county assessor that some of the rules for the taxing of agricultural lands had been changed.
Venus, the lovely evening star, is dominating our evening sky right now. She is the first “star” that you’ll see pop out of the evening twilight, so feel free to make a wish on her.
The Tigers will look to set their season back on track with a pair of weekend games against downtrodden opponents.
Kinlie Brennise may not have known it at the time, but she left a lasting impression on Colorado Sen. Jean White, R-Hayden.
Hayden boys basketball has the chance to climb back over .500 this weekend.
Somehow, it’s home games that have stumped the Sailors early this season, with the squad going just 2-4 on its home court.
Plenty of games remain after this weekend, but the Sailors could take a big step toward carving out their place in the Western Slope League as they face a pair of teams also hovering at about .500.
The Sailors haven’t managed to string together back-to-back wins yet this season, but if they can start this weekend, they’d do themselves a big favor.
Plenty of wrestling remains, but the regional tournament is beginning to loom for local wrestling teams starting in less than a month on Feb. 10.
Cowboy Mouth, a rock band from New Orleans, returns to Steamboat for a free outdoor show at Steamboat Ski Area during the 38th annual Cowboy Downhill.
Band On the Fritz, with Steamboat Springs High School student Katie Ross and graduates Jack Massey, Collin McNellis and Max Shoffner, are preparing for play in the Denver Battle of the Bands at Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom.
Wrapping up its second U.S. Revolution Tour stop, the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club’s freeskiing team notched top finishes in half-pipe and slope-style.
The two-run slalom event at Howelsen Hill begins with the first girls run at 10 a.m. The boys will follow with second runs expected to begin at noon.
The two-day ski race will feature some of the top collegiate racers in the country skiing alongside some of the brightest up-and-coming Rocky Mountain Nordic skiers.
A gun safe was cut open with a cutting torch in Hayden. Several guns as well as gold, silver bars and collectible coins were taken.
Ron Lindroth said Thursday morning that his contract still is being negotiated to become the new fire chief for the Central Valley Fire District in Belgrade, Mont.
Rhonda Heaton is expected to tell a jury Friday morning how her former husband shot her in the back of the neck and let her suffer for hours before help arrived June 11, 2010, at their west Steamboat Springs home.
Wednesday, January 11
Hitchens Brothers Wednesday Night Jump Series results for Jan. 11
Little Vikings Wednesday Night Jump Competition results for Jan. 11
The number of passengers arriving at Yampa Valley Regional Airport in December increased by 1,515 passengers from December 2010.
There was no dispute Wednesday morning that Robert Cash shot his wife in the back of the neck as she lay in the bed of their west Steamboat Springs home in June 2010. Where the defense and prosecution differ is in the intent of Cash’s actions that day.
Before movies had soundtracks, there were silent films. But movie theaters were far from silent places because in each theater, a live orchestra would play along with the movie, expressing in music the exaggerated emotions playing out on the screen.
School districts wait for response on $300K for literacy
If Mile High United Way decides next month to award a $150,000 literacy grant to Routt County’s three public school districts, the districts will have the $150,000 necessary to match it.
The snow, or lack thereof, certainly could be a factor, Steamboat Ski Touring Center Director Birgitta Lindgren said, considering the implications for Sunday’s ski race.
1:15 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers helped a woman in the 200 block of Lincoln Avenue who was intoxicated. She was fine.
The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering the HPV vaccine for boys and girls ages 11 to 26 for $14.
The Oak Creek Town Board’s first meeting of the year is rife with action items as the board will discuss issues ranging from utility rates for businesses and seniors to the future of two town employee positions.
Locals eye US Olympic Trials, Houston running event
Steamboat Springs High School senior Asher Rohde and University of San Diego runner John Cutter will join Greg Long on the trip to Houston. It’s a running trip, Long explained, so legs won’t be getting cramped in that car.
Arielle Gold and Lesley Wilson each will face uncertainty at the inaugural Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria.
South Routt School Board President Tim Corrigan on Wednesday became the first Democrat to enter the race to succeed Routt County Commissioner Nancy Stahoviak.
Michael DeGrandis swept the men’s divisions, winning Saturday’s moguls competition and Sunday’s dual moguls event.
Residents on Tuesday night learned that Colorado cities cannot ban hydraulic fracturing outright in their communities, but they were told there are other ways to ensure the drilling will be done safely.
Tuesday, January 10
Hahn’s Peak Roadhouse isn’t the only option for fuel in northern Routt County.
Competing in Winter Park, the Steamboat girls swept the podium and finished in first place. The boys team got one skier on the podium and finished second overall.
For years, the Hitchens Brothers Wednesday Night Jump Series has introduced a sport to new generations of skiers. This year’s four-event series begins Wednesday and is free to athletes 13 and younger.
The Hayden High School boys basketball team picked up a 53-41 win Tuesday at Vail Mountain School.
The Soroco High School girls basketball team played its best game of the year Monday, running away with a 55-29 win against Beth Eden.
Jon Cariveau knew he would have a chance at the 2012 USA Cyclo-Cross Nationals in Madison, Wis. And if it hadn’t been for a late mechanical issue, Cariveau likely would have won his age division.
Mary O’Connell and Emily Hannah were named to the Cross Country World Junior Championship team, and Max Scrimgeour was named to the 2012 Cross Country Scandinavian Cup Team.
The potential departure of the fire chief comes amid renewed efforts to consolidate the rural Steamboat Springs Area Fire Protection District with services offered by the city of Steamboat Springs.
Diane Mitsch Bush and Nancy Stahoviak disagreed on strategy but not on the ultimate goal of protecting streams and rivers from contaminants Tuesday as the Routt County Board of Commissioners began reviewing oil drilling permit conditions.
Robotic Pirate Monkey sounds like one of those nonsensical band names made up on a whim, but Matt Flesher has a distinct explanation for the odd name.
The Steamboat Springs School District is working to find a replacement for outgoing Strawberry Park Elementary School Principal Celia Dunham, who at the end of this school year will retire from the district she has served for more than 30 years.
The Steamboat Springs School District is seeking parent and community input on calendars it is proposing for the 2012-13 school year.
Tim Corrigan is expected on Wednesday to become the first Democratic candidate to join the race for the District 1 Routt County commissioner seat.
I’m sure most of the residents of the city of Steamboat Springs realize that we have rung in the New Year with a new addition to our city sales tax: our Local Marketing District quarter-percent increase to help fund the air service program.
Yampatika has joined nearly 1,500 other groups representing more than 47.5 million Americans in support of the No Child Left Inside Act.
Hayden may not always get it right, but last week’s display of the “Little Engine that Could” erased all the previous missteps.
Ser Vivor may be a small horse, but he somehow survived as many as four months in the North Routt backcountry, grazing on the sparse feed he found in tree wells exposed by the dry climate.
After two full days in the courtroom, eight women and six men were sworn in Tuesday to serve as the 12 jurors and two alternates for the Robert Cash attempted-murder trial.
West Routt Fire Protection District Chief Bryan Rickman suspected that a heat lamp or heaters, which were being used to thaw frozen pipes, caused the fire.
Local songwriters will have the chance to compete for a state title at The Tugboat Grill & Pub on Thursday, when Steamboat Springs becomes part of a six-town search for Colorado’s top songwriter.
Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. hopes to complete snowmaking operations for the season sometime this month, Vice President of Mountain Operations Doug Allen said Tuesday, but not because it has consumed its available water.
For months, I have used one-half of the dining room table as my desk, which means we are eating dinner amid a pile of mail, calendars and my laptop.
JD Hays demonstrated during the course of his 32 years with the Steamboat Springs Police Department a commitment to professionalism and integrity,
1:16 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were asked to call a man who said his girlfriend has been assaulted on a previous day. The incident is under investigation.
A 24-year-old Texas man was arrested Saturday night on suspicion of second-degree assault related to a fight that occurred two nights previous in Torian Plum Plaza at the base of Steamboat Ski Area.
Opening arguments in the scheduled seven-day trial could begin as soon as this afternoon at the Routt County Justice Center in Steamboat Springs.
Monday, January 9
David Smith’s 2010 campaign for Routt County sheriff was as modest as it was short-lived.
Adult Coed Soccer League results for Jan. 3 and 5
12:07 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers and mental health professionals were called to a report of an intoxicated person in the 2200 block of Après Ski Way. Officers gave the person a ride home.
All of us associated with The Steamboat Institute were deeply saddened to learn of the death Saturday of our dear friend Tony Blankley.
Cali has that winning attitude. You can see it in his walk — the way he prances when he enters the ring — and you can see it in his face, said Andrea Maneotis. He has the look: confident and assured.
The Steamboat Springs School Board will take two more weeks to mull the district’s bid to become Colorado Mountain College's Alpine Campus’ food service provider after board members couldn’t reach a consensus on the proposal Monday night.
Public school districts in Routt County will learn Wednesday night whether the Steamboat Springs Education Fund Board will approve $150,000 in matching funds the districts would need to accept a literacy grant from Mile High United Way.
A local company is on display this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
The Steamboat Springs High School wrestling squad won a pair of duals Monday in Battle Mountain, knocking the host, 42-30, and Lake County, 48-6.
This month marks beginning of second of three straight years of increases
This month marks the start of the second year of a three-year rate increase schedule intended raise money for improvements to Steamboat’s water and sewer system infrastructure.
Routt County Judge James Garrecht says there are no residual effects from his Wednesday episode, which doctors think was a stroke. He was released from a Denver hospital on Friday.
Sunday, January 8
2012 Steamboat Junior and Mixed City Championships
The Steamboat Springs School Board on Monday night will discuss its district’s bid to become the Colorado Mountain College’s Alpine Campus’ food service provider.
12:58 a.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 400 block of Howelsen Parkway. No other information was available.
The annual Fireman’s Ball fundraiser is at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at The Steamboat Grand. Tickets are $65 per person and include dinner and dancing, with music by the Brian Smith Band.
Somehow, the Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball team looked legit Friday against defending Western Slope League champion Glenwood Springs.
After weeks of mostly clear skies and unseasonably warm temperatures, Steamboat Springs finally got a welcome shot of winter Saturday as 6 inches of fresh, natural snow coated Mount Werner.
Steamboat skiers capture plenty of podiums on home snow
Steamboat freestyle skiers took away plenty of podiums during the Rocky Mountain Division Devo freestyle event at Howelsen Hill in downtown Steamboat Springs that brought about 100 athletes to compete.
How are you doing on your New Year’s resolutions? Are you sticking to that new exercise regime and staying away from sweets? Or have your good intentions already faded?
Routt County agenda for Jan. 9 and 10
On Thursday, Quicksilver Resources eliminated about 30 contract and consultant positions in the company’s Steamboat office, according to Quicksilver Resources Senior Director of Government and Community Affairs Stephen Lindsey.
If you’re looking for a houseplant that is easy to grow, looks good and requires minimal care, consider the jade plant (Crassula ovata, formerly C. argentea). With its thick, glossy dark-green leaves, this plant is a beauty that can grow as tall as 4 feet and as wide as 4 feet.
While I am a supporter of the Community Agriculture Alliance and I generally enjoy their articles, I found their most recent article concerning the beef industry to be misleading.
I recently read the Steamboat Springs City Council minutes and recommendation from the ICMA consulting services. Privatization of services? Volunteer staffing? Are you out of your mind?
The Soroco High School girls basketball team has the chance tonight to bounce its record back above .500 after back-to-back losses dropped it to 2-2.
Soroco High School wrestling coach Jay Whaley said his team was better Saturday as it returned from the winter break with a competition at Eagle Valley.
Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club skier Adam Loomis led the way for the United States in a pair of Nordic combined Continental Cup competitions in Erzurum, Turkey.
Saturday, January 7
Steamboat Junior and Mixed City Tennis Championships results
Just a day after playing its worst game of the season against Glenwood Springs, the Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team produced another stinker Saturday, falling, 42-21, at Mead.
Steamboat Springs High School wrestler Casey Williams finished in fifth place at 152 pounds at the Vernal, Utah, Tournament of Champions on Saturday.
Nick Williams couldn’t wait to get out on the mats since it had been more than a year since he had competed. What a way to come back. Williams, a senior, finished sixth at 145 pounds at the Vernal, Utah, Tournament of Champions on Saturday.
The Soroco High School girls basketball team fell Friday to the Denver Eagles Christian Homeschool, 74-64.
Getting a passport isn’t that hard, but it is a pain for someone like me. I hate filling out paperwork, I hate having my photograph taken, and I’m lazy. So it’s not surprising that I would dread answering all those questions, finding the right paperwork and going through the process of applying for a passport.
It was mostly all Summit thanks in large part to an undisciplined Steamboat hockey team on Saturday. The Summit Tigers were able to skate away with a 6-3 victory.
Handmade ice track provides a classroom for winter driving safety skills
Students at the Bridgestone Winter Driving School go through exercises in braking, skid control, accident avoidance and weight transfer in a daily driving safety class.
Logan Banning looks down and shrugs when asked whether he considers himself an entrepreneur. But those who know the 16-year-old don’t hesitate when describing him.
Lack of snow proves to be mixed blessing for some business owners
Several business owners in Steamboat reported this week that they were visited by groups of vacationers who traded their skis for ice skates, fishing poles, movie tickets and saddles because of conditions on Mount Werner.
When JD Hays first interviewed with the Steamboat Springs Police Department, the Los Angeles cop had never heard of Steamboat, and it was snowing so hard he couldn’t see his hand in front of his face.
The snow on Saturday morning was a welcome sight for many. But for the Steamboat Springs High School Nordic team, it meant a lot of last-minute scrambling in preparation for Saturday’s state-qualifying Nordic race at Howelsen Hill.
12:08 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers and Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters were called to a report of a fight between two groups of people visiting from out of town in the 1800 block of Ski Time Square.
When Gov. John Hickenlooper announced the state will appeal a Denver court’s ruling that the state inadequately funds education, he acknowledged what Judge Sheila Rappaport, and previously the Colorado Supreme Court, would not: Money is a finite resource, even when it’s spent on worthy causes and when it’s spent by government.
On Tuesday night the City Council was presented with the results of a study it commissioned through City Manager Jon Roberts’ office. The report was submitted by a representative from the consulting firm and covered a wide array of topics and recommendations without taking into consideration the “human side” of the equation — our professional EMS staff.
Kids work toward goals and rewards, just as adults accomplish goals. Kids enjoy receiving rewards for their accomplishments. This summer, my son (7 years old) trained at the water ramp at Bald Eagle Lake for a number of sessions. Before some of the sessions, we would set goals.
There is much concern about drilling in Routt County. I think that it might make sense to not only be concerned with drilling, hydraulic fracking and roads, but also to be concerned with a small oil refinery for Northwest Colorado. Locally processed gas could be presented to the consumer at a lower price.
A campaign to legalize marijuana in Colorado appears headed to the November ballot, representing the logical next step in getting clarity on what state residents truly want when it comes to the availability and enforcement of the popular recreational drug, as opposed to the medical use allowed under current law.
More than 30 people sat in Steamboat Smokehouse for Saturday's meet-and-greet, the second of three stops U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., made in Routt County that day as a part of a statewide tour.
“The pond” — it needs no other name for my family, though it has one — lies about 600 yards behind my childhood home and has played host to more of my memories than I could ever count.
As Eliza Outtrim has progressed in the world of competitive moguls, the goals become simpler and simpler. The 2003 Lowell Whiteman School graduate is coming off her best year in 2011 and is primed for another step forward in 2012.
Jail Report for Dec. 31, 2011, to Jan. 6, 2012
The sixth annual Moonshine Ski & Dine fundraiser is from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 4 at Catamount Ranch & Club.
Happy birthday wishes to Randall Muhme, Sandra Boyd, Darrell Camilletti, George Hawn, Noah Abbott, Tammie Delaney, Michelle McAvoy and Tommy Goddard.
Glenwood Springs’ Bob Rankin to run on pro-business platform
Bob Rankin, 69, said he is a small-government conservative who will be running on a platform centered on free market capitalism.
Friday, January 6
Real estate transactions for Dec. 30, 2011, to Jan. 5, 2012
The new Walgreens at Steamboat Crossings is targeting a quiet Jan. 27 opening date with a grand opening in late February, store manager Jared Aylor said Thursday. He also wanted to put out the word that he is looking for more local vendors whose products he can sell in the new store.
After more than a decade on the market, one of the most talked-about homes in the Yampa Valley sold Wednesday, completely furnished, for $3.48 million in cash to a family trust.
Hayden certainly has improved, but Friday’s 51-42 loss to Meeker proves the Tigers aren’t all the way there.
The Hayden High School girls basketball team lost a nine-point lead in the fourth quarter Friday, falling 62-59 at Meeker.
The Soroco High School boys basketball team got another big game from sophomore Ryan Jeep in remaining perfect on the season Friday with a 63-49 win against Vail Mountain.
The second home ever built in Steamboat Barn Village is being framed this winter, but the unsold portions of the development off Pine Grove Road have come under a foreclosure filing.
The Demons used superior athleticism and an active defense to easily beat Steamboat, 62-28, on Friday.
Steamboat put together its most complete game of the year, beating the defending league champion Glenwood Springs, 61-43, on Friday.
A two-week break in the season did not seem to slow down the Steamboat Springs High School hockey team Friday night as it easily handled the Pine Creek Eagles.
Bordens welcome 2nd child
If he’s anything like his father and his grandfather, Marcus Oswald Borden will love pyrotechnics and the Denver Broncos. Marcus was the first baby born in Routt County in 2012, and although he was due Jan. 2, he waited until 5:15 p.m. Thursday to enter the world.
A 19-year-old Mississippi woman continues to recover at a Denver hospital from serious injuries she received after slipping and hitting her head on a snow gun Sunday at Steamboat Ski Area.
12:13 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers arrested a 20-year-old Steamboat man on suspicion of being a fugitive of justice.
Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a six-week Shakespeare workshop focusing on “Henry V” led by veteran English teacher Sally Frostic.
Routt County lunch menus for Jan. 9 to 13
“Everyone comes here for the same reason,” Sons of Fathers bassist David Beck said. “To let loose.”
The city's budgeting survey asks people to prioritize a list of city services, which are provided with a cost that totals $1.42, but there is only $1 to spend.
Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue Chief Ron Lindroth is a finalist for the same position with the Central Valley Fire District in Belgrade, Mont.
Forecasters are predicting a storm Saturday could bring 3 to 5 inches of much-needed snow to mid-mountain at Steamboat Ski Area and as much as 10 inches up top.
On a weeklong road tip across the Western Slope of Colorado, Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., will make stops in Oak Creek, Steamboat and Hayden on Saturday.
Conservative political pundit, bestselling author and nationally syndicated columnist Ann Coulter will be the featured speaker at a February event in Steamboat Springs.
Thursday, January 5
Part-time Steamboat Springs resident Noah Wetzel won K2’s Build Your Own Boards ski design contest. The news was announced Thursday by Freeskier magazine.
The desire to know where your food comes from and the cost to the earth to produce it has resulted in great new technology that allows cattle operators to produce more beef on less land with less impact.
12:10 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a person urinating in public near a bar in the 600 block of Yampa Street.
An Alive At 25 defensive driving class for drivers ages 15 to 24 is from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at Steamboat Springs High School.
Colorado U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton will be in Steamboat Springs to meet voters from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Steamboat Smokehouse.
Continuing what’s become a tradition, Jack Ingram will play a free show at 1:30 p.m. Monday during the Cajun Cookout with Corb Lund and the Hurtin’ Albertans.
Steamboat struggled to find consistency in the pre-holiday part of its schedule. The Sailors will have to play well today in a battle of the Western Slope’s top two teams from last season.
The Rams boys basketball are off to a fast start under coach Sam McLeod. Vail Mountain will provide what is the biggest test of the young year.
The Hayden boys basketball team opens the post-holiday schedule with quite a task. Meeker may be the best team in Class 2A and beat Hayden, 66-35, earlier this season.
New climate, new culture and the “really cheesy” food: It’s a lot for a 17-year-old musician to take in on his first foray into the American music scene.
In his most recent oil-on-canvas paintings, Adam Zabel plays with altering perspectives and impressionistic colors to illustrate the role of trees in local life and landscape.
Even with a lack of snow, the Steamboat Springs High School Nordic team has to like where it’s at. The 11-skier team begins its 2012 season Saturday on what might amount to the best track in the state.
The lack of snow this winter has been bad news for many of the businesses that provide snow removal services but good news for their customers — or at least for their wallets.
The veteran patrol captain replaces longtime police chief JD Hays, who retired Thursday.
Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club skier Emily Hannah continued her tremendous season Thursday, finishing 27th in a 10-kilometer freestyle event at the 2012 U.S. Cross-Country Championships at Black Mountain in Rumford, Maine.
New concessionaire now offers local food options
Bamboo Market took over food and beverage operation Monday at the front of the Bud Werner Memorial Library when it opened Bambook Cafe. It takes the place of Amante Coffee.
At this time last year, the Rabbit Ears measuring site contained 17.3 inches of water. This year, the snow contains 4.7 inches of water. The average is 10.5 inches
This week’s numbers are aided significantly by the annual MusicFest, which brings thousands of Texans to town for five days and nights of live music, skiing and partying.
The Colorado Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that county clerks must provide drop-off boxes for mail-in ballots at every polling place on Election Day.
Wednesday, January 4
Wednesday night’s discussion brought out the differing approaches some longtime residents and industry representatives would bring to regulating energy exploration.
12:02 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to help Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters with a 50-year-old man who had a seizure in the 3200 block of South Lincoln Avenue.
The half-marathon and marathon races are June 3. There also is a 10-kilometer race and a half-mile Honey Stinger Fun Run.
A 19-year-old Mississippi woman was airlifted to a Denver hospital with serious head injuries after she slid down an icy trail at Steamboat Ski Area and hit a snow gun on New Year’s Day.
The liquor, fixtures and furniture inside Hayden’s HiWay Bar will not be auctioned off to the public Thursday after the community rallied to pay off $10,000 worth of unpaid sales taxes and employee wage withholdings.
The Steamboat Springs City Council delayed action Tuesday after a discussion about whether to submit bids for a private company to operate ambulance services in and around the city.
Wednesday was not a typical first day of school for 5-year-old Jason Heid and the 70 students who attend North Routt Community Charter School.
Abstract artist and adjunct professor Jeffrey Keith tells his University of Denver students “color is not a thing.” Instead, it’s a physiological phenomenon.
It was about this time of year in 2008 when David Beck first came to Steamboat Springs. It was the week of MusicFest, an annual Americana and Texas music festival and group ski trip that draws thousands of music fans from Texas, as well as bands from across the world.
Hungry Dog devotees will be able to get a Chicago dog, Cincinnati cheese coney, Steamboat dog or whatever they crave after coming off the slopes.
Like a lot of things, it started with a girl for Brant Crossan. Ever since he was urged by a girl he liked to make the move from Alpine skiing to ski cross two years ago, Crossan has been on a rapid ascent.
The marathon is capped at 500 participants, and the half-marathon is capped at 1,200. The races are June 3.
The street is being dedicated at 11 a.m. in honor of retiring Steamboat Springs Police Department Chief JD Hays.
Emily Hannah, 17, of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, established herself as one of the fastest cross-country skiers in the nation Tuesday, streaking to 10th place in the 1.4-kilometer freestyle sprint event at the 2012 National Championships at Black Mountain outside Rumford, Maine.
Founders of the newly formed South Routt Education Endowment fund met Tuesday night in Oak Creek to begin drafting a plan they hope will raise $1 million for the school district this year.
After nearly two years on the market, the former Village Inn location in Central Park Plaza has a new tenant.
The Hayden Town Council on Thursday night will consider appointing three new members to the town’s Parks and Recreation Commission and discuss an upcoming trail project.
Did you know that the air in Routt County is very clean? This is due in part to our location between the Mount Zirkel and Flat Tops wilderness areas, both of which were designated for special protection from pollution in the 1977 Clean Air Act.
As the family of George Martin Hart Sr., we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all of the wonderful staff of the Doak Walker Care Center for their outstanding care and dedication to our father before and during his passing.
The city of Steamboat Springs’ micro-grant program for small businesses is a well-intentioned but poorly executed effort to spur local economic development.
Routt County Sheriff Garrett Wiggins hopes new uniforms will help distinguish his deputies from other law enforcement officers in the county.
Action is delayed pending more information
After hearing a report about fire and emergency services for Steamboat Springs and the surrounding area Tuesday, Steamboat Springs City Council members decided they wanted more information.
The Routt County Treasurer’s Office is undergoing a conversion to a new property tax software program from Monday to Jan. 13.
2:02 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers contacted a drunken person in the 600 block of Lincoln Avenue. The person was given a ride home.
I am on a diet! No, not that kind of diet. I am smart enough to know that when it comes to food, I have zero willpower. The diet I’ve embarked on is harder than a food diet.
Tuesday, January 3
Hundreds of people have been told to report to the Routt County Justice Center on Monday to potentially decide the fate of Robert Cash, the man accused of trying to kill his former wife.
City collections jump more than 5 percent from same month last year
For the seventh month in a row and the eighth time in 2011, Steamboat’s sales tax collections increased from the same month in 2010.
The Routt County oil and gas working group will finish reviewing 61 conditions of approval for oil and gas permits and possibly add more at a meeting Wednesday night.
Monday, January 2
One of Steamboat Ski Area’s busiest weeks of 2011 also was one of the busiest weeks for the emergency department at Yampa Valley Medical Center, which saw more patients with ski- and snowboard-related injuries last week compared to the previous holiday season.
Several popular winter snowmobile routes that were closed last year for beetle-kill mitigation are reopening in Northwest Colorado this month.
A large tent for the annual MusicFest is being erected in the northwest portion of the skier parking lot off Mount Werner Circle.
Routt County lunch menus for the week of Jan. 3 to 6
12:33 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of an intoxicated person at Pine Grove Road and Rollingstone Drive. Police were unable to locate the person.
Steamboat’s two Alpine ski areas have worked miracles this season with the little natural snow they have to work with. But it was difficult not to notice during the holiday that locals and visitors are finding some alternative forms of recreation.
Stagecoach doesn’t have enough snow to safely host event
Kimi Lehman, an administrative assistant at the park who was working to coordinate the event with the Colorado Mountain Mushers, said Monday that the sled dog race that was scheduled for Saturday and Sunday was scrapped because of safety concerns and unfavorable weather forecasts.
The Routt County Board of Commissioners will reconvene after the New Year’s holiday Tuesday and consider a measure that figures prominently in its efforts to manage the course of energy exploration in 2012 and beyond.
Sunday, January 1
The Record for Dec. 31
The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine for $14 for a limited time.
Stagecoach State Park was one of 11 parks in Colorado that celebrated the new year by hosting a “first-day hike." Eleven people participated in a guided hile along the shores of frozen Stagecoach Reservoir.
Law enforcement officials report no DUIs, major incidents
New Year’s Eve revelers flocked to Steamboat Ski Area on Saturday to view a firework display and torchlight parade at the start of a holiday night that proved to be quiet for local law enforcement agencies.
While everyone takes their place on the couch for Monday’s full slate of New Year’s Day-after bowl games — the power of the NFL, my friends — here is a look back at the top 10 Routt County sports stories from 2011.
County Agenda for Jan. 2 and 3
What are the options for disposing of your Christmas tree now that the holidays are over? Reuse, recycle or discard. Because there are such good options for reusing your Christmas tree or recycling it into mulch, it would be a shame to just discard it in the landfill.
Local health care providers stress importance of vaccination
Flu season has arrived in the Yampa Valley. This, of course, is not a surprise. Here at Yampa Valley Medical Center, we have been planning for the 2011-12 flu season since September.