News for Tuesday, January 17, 2012



Steamboat Springs Arts Council to remain at Depot Art Center

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.

Unknown cause of death claims driver’s life outside Hayden

Stephen Soper knelt beside an unresponsive Thomas Steinbach on Monday afternoon, performing CPR and hoping the efforts could save the man’s life.

The Record for Jan. 16

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.

4 seats, ballot initiative up for Oak Creek vote in April

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.

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100s flock to Steamboat Ski Area to witness Cowboy Downhill

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.

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Steamboat celebrities dance for charity at weekend event

Steamboat Springs High School Principal Kevin Taulman never thought the linoleum floors of the school’s classrooms would be used for this.

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Steamboat's Arielle Gold takes silver in halfpipe in Austria

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club snowboarder Arielle Gold won the first medal for the U.S. at the 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games.

Steamboat seeks feedback on Brent Romick Rodeo Arena site plan

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.

Steamboat briefs: Early registration extended for Ski 4 Yellow fundraiser

Early registration for the second annual Ski 4 Yellow event March 31 has been extended through Sunday. The discounted rate is $25.

Kay Borvansky: Back firefighters

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.

Ben Beall: Protections needed

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.

Steamboat's November sales tax revenue increases

The final sales tax collections for November 2011 increased slightly from the preliminary report the city of Steamboat Springs released earlier this month.

Our View: Finding a middle ground

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.

Routt County commissioners hear pitch for ATVs on roads

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.

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Joanne Palmer: You talking to me?

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.

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Jimmy Westlake: Orion and Company

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.

The Record for Jan. 13

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 Jail Report for Jan. 7 to 13

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.

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Cash testifies Tuesday that shooting was an accident

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.

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Welcome back, winter

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