News for Thursday, January 12, 2012




Soroco girls hoops aims to score big against Rangely, Vail Christian

Soroco is 1-1 in 2012 but already has scored the ball much better than it did before the winter break.

Soroco boys basketball to keep things rolling with weekend games

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.

Oak Creek town employees in flux

Two Oak Creek town employees are taking on larger roles while the town deals with filling vacancies and restructuring personnel.

Eugene Buchanan: Ski with a pocket radar gun

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.

The Record for Jan. 11

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.

Steamboat briefs: Green Machine recycling location to change Friday

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

Routt County lunch menus for Jan. 16 to 20

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Steamboat Optimist Club launches literacy award

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.

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Brother Mule to play in Steamboat Springs on Monday

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.

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Ski 4 Yellow in Steamboat offers early-bird registration

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.

Ken Collins: Heads in the sand

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.

Linda Halteman Lewis: An informed decision

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.

Lu Etta Loeber: Keep up the fight

On Dec. 22, our family lost my beloved grandson Henry. Henry was 16 and profoundly autistic.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Tax reform or attack on agriculture?

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.

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Jimmy Westlake: Viewing Venus

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.

Hayden girls basketball looks to set season back on track this weekend

The Tigers will look to set their season back on track with a pair of weekend games against downtrodden opponents.

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Craig student chosen to represent District 8 at Girls With Goals Day

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 hoops will be tested in showdown at West Grand

Hayden boys basketball has the chance to climb back over .500 this weekend.

Steamboat girls hoops has chance to reverse fortunes Friday

Somehow, it’s home games that have stumped the Sailors early this season, with the squad going just 2-4 on its home court.

Steamboat boys basketball to face Battle Mountain on Friday

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.

Steamboat hockey's Friday showdown with Aspen is key

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.

Hayden, Soroco wrestlers head to Rangely; Steamboat to face Evergreen

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.

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Routt County events calendar for Jan. 13 to 19

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.

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Steamboat student, grads to play Denver Battle of the Bands

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.

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Steamboat freeskiers find success at Lake Tahoe

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.

Steamboat to host home Alpine meet Friday

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.

Nordic racers to descend on Howelsen Hill

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.

Crime Stoppers looking for tips about Hayden theft

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.

Steamboat fire chief in contract negotiations

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.

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Rhonda Heaton expected to testify at attempted-murder trial Friday

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.