News for Saturday, July 7, 2012



The Record for July 6

2:39 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a noise complaint on Laurel Lane.

The Jail Report from June 29 to July 6

The Jail Report from June 29 to July 26

Hayden Reader of the Week: Brittany Volleberg

Brittany Volleberg, 12, of Hayden, was chosen as the Hayden Public Library’s fourth Reader of the Week

Hayden Reader of the Week: Dustin Cerda

Dustin Cerda, 6, of Hayden, was chosen as the Hayden Public Library’s reader of the week.

John F. Russell: Cowboy image

Nobody is ever going to mistake me for a cowboy. I could drop an entire month’s salary on boots, shirts and Wrangler jeans at F.M. Light & Sons, but when I walk out the door, I still would not have what it takes.

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Steamboat Rugby Club claims championship at Cow Pie Classic

It’s unclear when the Colorado-Wyoming rivalry started, but each July at Ski Town Fields, it’s certainly renewed. And in the 38th annual Cow Pie Classic, it seemed only fitting that it was once again a Steamboat Rugby Club and Wyoming final.

Tracy eyes unaffiliated voters in Colorado Senate District 8

Emily Tracy, Democratic candidate for Colorado Senate District 8, was out in Steamboat Springs neighborhoods Friday afternoon knocking on the doors of unaffiliated voters and even some Republicans who might be leaning toward the middle.

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Steamboat girls rugby team makes debut

Nothing calms the nerves like getting hit. In the case of the Steamboat Women’s Rugby Club, the nervous energy before making their debut at the 38th annual Cow Pie Classic rugby tournament on Saturday was squashed pretty early.

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Steamboat Mad Mud Run a good time for participants

Runners, athletes, costumes, business suits, people dressed like Rambo and of course a gregarious amount of mud highlighted Saturday's inaugural Steamboat Mad Mud Run at Steamboat Ski Area.

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1 killed in crash on Rabbit Ears Pass

The Routt County Sheriff's Office confirmed that one person was killed Saturday afternoon when a Jeep rolled down an embankment off U.S. Highway 40 on Rabbit Ears Pass.

Karen Burley: Grateful for support

The third annual Haven BBQ, Barn Dance and Silent Auction was June 23 at The Haven. New to the event this year were silent and online auctions full of unique wellness and outdoor activity items.

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Tom Ross: I wanna hold your ha-a-a-nd

Wednesday night’s immensely entertaining concert at Howelsen Hill by the Beatles cover band 1964 ... The Tribute took me back, way back, to the second semester of fourth grade and memories of a red-headed girl who lived in my neighborhood.

Joel Reichenberger: Finding fishing stories

My first guided fishing trip was the result of one of the more unusual stories I’ve ever pursued.

Stuart Roberts: A stronger, healthier America

The Affordable Care Act is hardly the first effort to address the issues of health care reform in the United States.

Ilya Shapiro: We won everything but the case

I could never have imagined that the Supreme Court’s ringing endorsement of the legal theory I’d pushed for more than two years could feel this hollow.

Our View: Assessing risk of hot air balloons

We can’t help but express our disappointment in how the permit for the 32nd annual Hot Air Balloon Rodeo in Steamboat Springs was handled. Routt County pulled the plug on the event Tuesday, citing fire danger.

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Fishing options abound in Routt County

The week’s rain seemed to bring about a sigh so deep and loud in Steamboat that it could have been audible from space. A return of fishing on the Yampa River might be a week away, but there is lots of fishable water elsewhere.

Laurie Hallenbeck: Around the County for July 8

Laurie Hallenbeck: Around the County for July 8

Friday's rainstorm sets new mark for Steamboat

Rain sets record, brings headaches

The powerful monsoon storm that swept through Steamboat Springs on Friday afternoon and evening was one for the record books.

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Steamboat's 38th annual Art in the Park tradition continues

The 38th annual Steamboat Springs Arts Council event continues Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at West Lincoln Park. The long-running fair is a fundraiser for the Arts Council to help support its visual arts programs.

Real estate transactions for June 29 to July 5

Real estate transactions for June 29 to July 5

Buyers snap up bank-owned Eco Corral townhomes

The last week in June and the first week in July brought the sudden sale of four new-construction townhomes in Eco Corral in the Hilltop and Tamarack neighborhood of Steamboat Springs.

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Frozen yogurt gets simple at new Steamboat shop

Self-serve shop located at kiosk on Fifth and Lincoln

Katy and Brian Vaughn already owned a fine dining restaurant with one of the fastest-growing reputations in Steamboat. So for their next trick, they went in a different direction and allowed their customers to take matters into their own spoons.

On the Market: Kitchen and garden tour in Steamboat is July 21

The Steamboat Springs Kitchen and Garden Tour — benefiting Strings Music Festival and featuring seven properties in Storm Mountain Ranch, the Anglers Pond neighborhood and the south valley — will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 21.