News for Tuesday, July 3, 2012



Hayden casino group to host 1st forum

Members of the Sleeping Giant Group are hosting a community meeting to discuss the details of their proposed casino near Yampa Valley Regional Airport.

Calcutta Ski Jumping Competition results for June 30

Calcutta Ski Jumping Competition results for June 30

Ski Jumping Extravaganza results for July 3

Ski Jumping Extravaganza results for July 3

Steamboat's American Legion baseball team wins 3 of 4

The Steamboat Springs American Legion baseball team won three of four games during the weekend.

Steamboat Bike Commute Challenge participants log 16K miles

The monthlong challenge encourages companies, organizations and individuals to give up their car and ride to work. The 204 participants logged 2,555 trips covering 16,755 miles.

The Record for July 2

1:08 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a drunken person at Ninth and Yampa streets.

Steamboat Springs City Council votes down pay raises

Decision reverses June 19 vote on salary bumps for staff

After hearing strong opposition from its constituents during the past two weeks and taking a closer look at the city’s financial health, Steamboat Springs City Council reversed its stance on a first round of pay increases for city employees Tuesday night.

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Steamboat’s Ski Jumping Extravaganza continues on Fourth of July

World-class athletes revel in stability. And when it comes to the U.S. Nordic combined team, routine is a regular word — especially when it comes to Steamboat's Fourth of July Ski Jumping Extravaganza.

Fourth of July rodeo to feature 3 top teams

Three teams from last weekend’s Mountain Valley Bank Ranch Rodeo will compete in an unique challenge during Wednesday's Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo.

Our View: Oak Creek police issues like deja vu

By rejecting a proposed sales tax increase that would have generated funds to pay for a second police officer, Oak Creek effectively said it wasn’t interested in more police.

Steamboat briefs: Ride 4 Yellow discounted registration ends Friday

Friday is the last day to register for the 2012 Ride 4 Yellow at the discounted price of $75. Beginning Saturday, registration will increase to $100.

Yampa River flow up 87 percent since Thursday

The Yampa River was flowing at a healthier 75 cubic feet per second through downtown Steamboat Springs on Tuesday, thanks to about 26 cfs leased from Stagecoach Reservoir by the Colorado Water Trust, a dash of natural rain and healthier flows coming into Stagecoach from upstream.

Fire enforcement to ramp up for holiday in Steamboat

The cancellation of Wednesday's fireworks display at Howelsen Hill might allay the fears of local fire officials, but it’s not eliminating them.

Nicole Inglis: Time-tested traditions, new experiences on tap for Fourth

With a wide range of activities and events from dawn to well beyond dusk, Steamboat Springs locals and visitors won't be missing the fireworks too much this Fourth of July.

Illinois man hurt when motorcycle hits elk near Rabbit Ears Pass

The man and his female passenger were thrown from the motorcycle after the crash. The man was airlifted to St. Anthony Hospital in Denver, where he is listed in serious condition.

Brandi Beauvais: Shopping local

Steamboat Springs has two thriving, local, natural grocery stores downtown: Healthy Solutions and Bamboo Market. Healthy Solutions is closing its doors Sunday, and not by choice.

Mike Taylor: Being a good neighbor

On Thursday, I attended a wildfire preparedness and evacuation meeting in Clark sponsored by the North Routt Fire Protection District.

Mayling Simpson: Casinos and communities

Those interested in the new proposed casino to be located near Yampa Valley Regional Airport would do well to search the Internet for “impact of casinos on communities.”

Steamboat firefighters quickly extinguish fire on city's west side

The small fire was sparked by a downed power line late Monday night. The fire itself was contained to the downed wooden pole.

Steamboat Sprint is a 400-yard dash for the ages — all ages, that is

The annual Running Series event down the heart of Lincoln Avenue begins with registration at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday. The 400-yard sprint begins at 9:40 a.m.

Steamboat bus schedule, traffic patterns tweaked for July Fourth

Steamboat Springs residents are used to navigating detours around Lincoln Avenue, but Wednesday's July Fourth holiday schedules will include a new twist for motorists making their way through downtown during the festivities.

Much-needed rain Monday night nearly equals June total

The 0.11 inches that fell on the city represents the most in a single day since May 24. Isolated thunderstorms remain in the forecast for much of the week.