News for Saturday, January 21, 2012



The Record for Jan. 20

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

The Jail Report for Jan. 14 to 20

Laurie Hallenbeck: Around the County for Jan. 22

Happy birthday wishes to Milburn Markle, Wes Richardson, Leah Camilletti and Heather Nereson.

CU senior Elise Krueger makes dean's list for fall 2011

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.

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Car hits woman in downtown Steamboat crosswalk

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.

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Tom Ross: Singing like a lion

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.

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Steamboat elementary schools launch fund to further support students

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.

John F. Russell: Creating art with spokes

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.

Soroco girls hoops tops West Grand

The Soroco High School girls basketball team made it a winning weekend. Barely.

Soroco boys hoops falls to West Grand in overtime

The first emotion, Soroco coach Sam McLeod said, is frustration.

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Ski season bookings slow in Steamboat; lodging properties stay optimistic

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.

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Steamboat coaches map out guide to skiing success

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.

Joel Reichenberger: January’s wake felt

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.

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Science behind snow not an exact one

Meteorologist says 2 major factors play into Steamboat snow totals

Joel Gratz, a meteorologist who founded, said making accurate snow predictions at ski areas involves having specific knowledge about the area and how it is affected by storms.

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Steamboat girls hoops overwhelmed by Delta

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.

Sailors Alpine teams finish well Friday

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.

Delta trounces Steamboat boys basketball

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.

Melinda Clark: Decidedly pro-woman

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.

Our View: Board analysis is spot-on

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.

Chuck McConnell seeks state House seat

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.