News for Sunday, June 10, 2012

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Luke Graham: Here’s to you, Seattle

I’m not exactly sure why my friend grew up a Seattle fan. But he loved the Supersonics. He had an obsession with Gary Payton and wore that god awful green and yellow No. 20 jersey. But when the Thunder made the finals, he was inconsolable.

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Annual Pioneer Picnic reunites Routt County’s old-timers

When Jo Semotan started to plan this year’s Routt County Pioneer Picnic, she considered adding music to the annual event. Or a dance floor. Or a formal program. But Semotan decided those things could distract from the gathering’s real draw.

Crash causes spill near Dinosaur

A Friday night crash on Colorado Highway 64, about four miles east of Dinosaur in Rio Blanco County, resulted in the spill of hazardous material, the Colorado State Patrol reported Sunday in a news release.

Dry spell continues in Steamboat Springs

Yampa Valley forecast devoid of rain

This week’s weather forecast won’t do much to please Yampa Valley residents who are hoping for a downpour. The National Weather Service in Grand Junction is calling for another dry week.

Steamboat briefs: 12th Street realignment in Steamboat begins Monday

The realignment of 12th Street in Steamboat Springs will begin Monday. During construction, access to 12th Street is restricted to everyone but area residents. Work is scheduled to be completed by Aug. 23.

The Record for June 9

1:47 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a complaint about a loud party in the 3300 block of Columbine Drive. The partygoers were told to keep the noise down.

County Agenda for June 11 and 12

County Agenda for June 11 and 12

Monday Medical: It’s tick time in the Rockies

These creepy insects are unpleasant little vampires, hungrily and efficiently seeking animals and people to bite. Infected ticks can transmit diseases.

Deb Babcock: Tough out a dry season

With the growing season starting out so warm and dry, we might be in for a year that is tough on our plants. This will be true especially if the lack of rain continues and we adhere to requested water restrictions by limiting the added moisture we give to our garden.