Stories for March 2012


Saturday, March 31

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Routt County agencies take digital step toward efficiency

Local emergency responders say new equipment will help them decrease response times and increase efficiency.

Foreclosure filings are on decline in Routt County

Sixty-five foreclosure filings had been filed in the first quarter of 2012, putting the market on pace for 46 fewer total foreclosures this year than last.

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Urban Land Institute to help plan Yampa Street revitalization

The nonprofit Urban Land Institute will bring a team of development experts to Steamboat this summer to assess how best to unleash the potential of Yampa Street.

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Heritage Christian student wins writing contest

Abi Berlet’s story, titled “Funeral of a Lifetime,” was selected to be published in an April edition of Weekly Reader, a classroom magazine that reaches 8 million people.

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New hangars proposed for Steamboat Springs Airport

A Denver-based airport consulting and development firm has submitted plans to build seven new aircraft hangars in three buildings at Steamboat Springs Airport.

Real estate transactions for March 26 to 29

Real estate transactions for March 26 to 29

Laurie Hallenbeck: Around the County for April 1

Happy birthday wishes to Leisha Schultz, Kylee Sweetser, Belle Svoboda and Roger Muhme.

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Dry March worrisome for some businesses in Steamboat

Record high temperatures through March have made for a fittingly frustrating cap to a dry and warm winter season, and it all has people remembering 2002 and dreading a similar spring and summer.

The Jail Report for March 24 to 30

The Jail Report for March 24 to 30

The Record for March 30

12:11 a.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Hayden Police Department officers were called to a report of a suspicious incident in the 100 block of South Ash Street in Hayden.

Joel Reichenberger: Looking for answers

Nothing in Alaska’s seemingly endless frozen interior can be easy, and in his fourth go at the incredible adventure race, Oak Creek musher Tom Thurston learned yet again just how difficult things can become and how hard it can be to find the answers to the many problems.

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Steamboat baseball splits doubleheader against Delta

The Steamboat Springs High School baseball team split a doubleheader in Craig against Delta on Saturday.

Steamboat Coureur results for March 31

Steamboat Coureur results for March 31

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Date change, slashed field doesn't dampen Steamboat Coureur

In the sense that it was supposed to be a major competition with an international field filled with acclaimed skiers, the Steamboat Coureur was not what it was supposed to be.

Our View: It's time for a fire ban

With extreme conditions already leading to considerable fire danger, local officials should place a temporary ban on controlled burns and other open fires in Routt County.

Crews control burn that threatened gas tanks near Yampa

Another agricultural burn got out of control Saturday afternoon in South Routt County. The fire got within about 50 feet of a gasoline bulk plant, but the crew prevented the fire from reaching the gas tanks.

Steamboat girls lacrosse falls, 9-6, to Rampart

The Steamboat Springs High School girls lacrosse team couldn’t overcome a slow start Saturday, falling 9-6 to Rampart.

Beth E. Taylor: Heed the danger

The other day on my way home from work, I witnessed, on two separate occasions, cigarette smokers throwing lit cigarettes out of their car windows while driving down the street.

Chris Kipfer: What we deserve

The same Supreme Court justices who gave us George W. Bush for eight years now are on a mission to destroy any sort of universal health care.

Karl Gills: It's been an honor

On March 31, 2012, I retired as chief executive officer of the Yampa Valley Medical Center. It has been my pleasure and privilege to have served the Yampa Valley in this role for the past 11 years.

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Corrigan lone Democratic candidate for District 1 seat

Knoebel fails to reach primary by 2 votes at Routt County assembly

Tim Corrigan emerged from Saturday’s Democratic Party county assembly as his party's lone candidate for the District 1 Routt County Board of Commissioners seat.

Peter Leavitt: Different food for thought

The fact that some are willing to turn a blind eye to the consequences that reach far beyond the borders of David Moss' fictional character's property speaks volumes about their grasp of the larger picture.

John F. Russell: The thrill of ski jumping

It only took me a few minutes on the phone with Nordic combined ski jumper Bryan Fletcher to realize that he is driven by a feeling few of us will ever understand.

Steamboat boys lacrosse continues torrid pace

The Steamboat Springs High School boys lacrosse team got a much better start Saturday in running away with a 12-4 win against Fruita.

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Steamboat girls soccer pulls away for win

The Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer team saw chance after chance just miss against Delta early Saturday. But whereas the team might have tightened in the past, the Sailors simply continued at it, winding up with a tidy 4-1 win.

Friday, March 30

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Skiers, riders take over downtown Steamboat in rail jam

As a warm Friday afternoon eased into a mild evening, about 50 skiers and snowboarders proved to hundreds of onlookers that winter isn’t quite over.

Steamboat briefs: Group seeks donations for Steamboat recycling bins

The 2012 Leadership Steamboat group has created an initiative called the Mainstreet Steamboat Recycle Project.

Routt County Council on Aging senior lunch menus for April 2 to 6

Routt County Council on Aging senior lunch menus for April 2 to 6

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Steamboat girls soccer shuts out rival Moffat County

The Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer team jumped out to an early lead Friday against the rival Moffat County Bulldogs and never looked back.

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Ex-Broncos in Steamboat to support Ski 4 Yellow event

Former Denver Broncos David Treadwell and Reggie Rivers on Friday talked football and the reason for their visit to the Yampa Valley — Saturday's Ski 4 Yellow event.

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Trailhead Lodge condos in Steamboat up for auction

Thirty-nine of the remaining unsold condominiums in Trailhead Lodge in Wildhorse Meadows are scheduled to go on the auction block May 6.

Steamboat boys lacrosse wins at Grand Junction

The Steamboat Springs High School boys lacrosse team managed to come away with a 9-4 win.

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March poised to be 2nd-driest in Steamboat history

With no rain or snow in the forecast Saturday, March could finish as the second-driest on record, and some may be wondering if there will be enough snow to ski before the April 15 closing day at Steamboat Ski Area.

The Record for March 29

12:34 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of noise in the 1300 block of Dream Island Plaza.

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Steamboat grad Bearss playing well for Michigan hockey team

Jake Bearss, a 2011 Steamboat Springs High School graduate, has gone from a first-line forward to a third-line grinder. But one thing remains the same: success.

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2 agricultural burns get out of control in southern Routt County

Two more agricultural burns got out of control and turned into wildfires Friday in southern Routt County.

George Krawzoff in line for Yampa Valley Housing Authority post

Members of an interview committee will recommend hiring George Krawzoff as the Yampa Valley Housing Authority executive director to the Housing Authority’s full board.

Spoke Talk: Routt County cyclists on the road again

With the arrival of more bikes, there’s an increase in traffic, heightening the need for greater awareness between all road users.

K. Saari Gallery in downtown Steamboat to close next month

Gallery owner Kimberly Saari says the closure will give her more time to enjoy life in Steamboat. She will continue to represent artists.

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March staying true to 2012 form with temperatures in the 70s Saturday

Unusually warm and dry weather is keeping Steamboat Springs bike shops busy as residents turn their thoughts, and activities, to summer. Expect thermometers in Steamboat Springs to top out at 72 degrees Saturday.

Thursday, March 29

Routt County fire restrictions are possible

An unusually dry winter and early spring has Routt County Sheriff Garrett Wiggins considering fire and burning restrictions.

Spring runoff is well under way

The light drizzle that briefly kissed Steamboat Springs on Thursday morning marked the first moisture to fall on the city since March 19 and 20, when 1.8 inches of snow fell in a two-day span.

Knoebel, Corrigan vie for Routt County commissioner spot

At Saturday’s Routt County Democratic assembly, 73 delegates will decide whether Tim Corrigan and Nikki Knoebel will make it onto the primary ballot.

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Mount Harris Canyon rockfall project starts Monday

The Colorado Department on Transportation on Monday will start its major rockfall prevention project in Mount Harris Canyon west of Steamboat Springs.

The Record for March 28

1:31 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to help a bouncer with removing people from a bar in the 600 block of Yampa Street.

Steamboat briefs: Submission applications for Bust of Steamboat accepted

Artists should provide a rendering or description of the intended entry and complete the application for consideration.

Silent auction to showcase Steamboat school's heritage

Saturday’s silent auction at Heritage Christian School serves as the school’s biggest fundraiser and will take place from 6 to 9 p.m.

Nicole Inglis: Melting into Spring

Closing weekend events highlight April

After April 16, a mass exodus to Moab and other warmer locales will leave Steamboat streets seemingly empty until Memorial Day weekend. But before the Steamboat Ski Area closes for the season — and in a few cases, even after — there’s a wealth of entertainment opportunities to revel in the early spring that Mother Nature has offered, whether or not we wanted it.

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Steamboat Running Series champ Sunseri going after Olympic dream

Nick Sunseri pulled out of Steamboat Springs on Thursday, climbing Rabbit Ears Pass for the final time — for now, at least — with his eyes firmly set on a dream he temporarily forgot he harbored.

A Dog's Eye View: Understand your dog’s behavior

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. Well, not exactly. Words, when used to label perceived dog behaviors, can potentially do harm.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Dry conditions could lead to summer issues

Last year, our office had to deal with the fallout from exceptional snowfall and the associated runoff. This year, Mother Nature has done a 180-degree turnaround, and we have less moisture on the ground this March than we did in 2002.

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West Water Outlaws return to North Routt for rowdy rock show

Starting at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, the West Water Outlaws will play free concerts alongside Boulder’s jam band Technicolor Tone Factory at the Hahn’s Peak Roadhouse.

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Routt County events calendar for March 30 to April 5

Jam rock band New Monsoon plays a free show at 3 p.m. Saturday at the base of Steamboat Ski Area as part of the Bud Light Rocks the Boat series.

Mary Walker: Free isn't always free

In 2003, the Kenyan government announced “free primary education for all,” funded by various international education initiatives, as well as programs of the U.S. and British governments.

Craig Libertarian to run for Senate District 8 seat

Sacha Weis says she offers something different than the one-party system of "Demopublicans." The 41-year-old mother of four is a political newcomer.

Steamboat lodging occupancy dips as ski season closes

About 6,000 overnight guests are expected here Saturday, a number that dips to 2,900 visitors next Wednesday.

Wednesday, March 28

Denver grocer stresses benefits of locally grown food

Denver grocer Pete Marczyk gave the members of his audience Wednesday permission to “swirl their food” the same way they would taste a fine red wine.

The Record for March 27

Officers were called to a report of an intrusion alarm on Heavenly View. Everything was fine.

Steamboat briefs: CMC offers tour of new academic center April 11

Colorado Mountain College is offering a tour of the academic center, which is under construction, from noon to 1 p.m. April 11.

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NPR's Debbie Elliott talks to Steamboat students, community

National Public Radio reporter Debbie Elliott visited history classes at Steamboat Springs High School on Wednesday in addition to appearing at Bud Werner Memorial Library.

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Reception celebrates retirement of YVMC chief Gills

Retiring Yampa Valley Medical Center CEO Karl Gills will be honored Thursday night for the 11 years he has spent leading the Routt County hospital.

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Eagle Valley beats Steamboat girls lacrosse after slow start

The Steamboat Springs High School girls lacrosse team started fast before Eagle Valley took over Wednesday, and the Devils eventually picked up a 17-12 win.

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Haymaker employees rescue elk from icy pond

The Haymaker Golf Course still is several weeks from opening day, but that didn’t stop a cow elk from landing in a water hazard Wednesday afternoon. The elk apparently fell through the ice while crossing the pond behind the No. 11 green.

Steamboat's Ski 4 Yellow fundraising exceeds $70K

This Friday, $80,000 in grants will be awarded to three local cancer-related organizations during a Yellow Tie Affair.

Steamboat snowboarding team continues success

The snowboarding season is winding down with more top results for Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athletes.

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Jeff Walton named new head Steamboat baseball coach

Jeff Walton, formerly an assistant coach, was named the new head baseball coach at Steamboat Springs High School on Wednesday.

Jeff Ruff steps down as Steamboat hockey coach

After 10 years with the Steamboat Springs High School hockey program, including the past six as its head coach, Jeff Ruff stepped down earlier this week.

Routt County to save $65K per year by refinancing debt

Routt County officials expect to save about $65,000 annually and $852,000 by 2025 after restructuring the outstanding debt on the Routt County Justice Center.

Baumgardner-led bill would lower late vehicle registration fees

Coloradans who register their vehicles late would face a $20 fine instead of a penalty of as much as $100 under a bill that received initial approval in the House on Wednesday.

CMC to host public meeting on 12th Street project

Colorado Mountain College officials will host a public meeting Thursday night to discuss the upcoming realignment of 12th Street and its potential impact.

Steamboat heroin hearings set for next week

Additional details about the heroin distribution charges filed against three Steamboat Springs men could be brought to light during preliminary hearings next week.

David Moss: A fictionalized account as food for thought

This is a story of two attendees at a meeting concerning the drilling of an oil and gas well.

Jean White: Supporting telecommunication reform

I have received a great deal of input on Senate Bill 157, which would reform our decades-old telecommunications laws. Many have asked why I am supporting this bill.

Paul Hebert: Say it ain't so

I was deeply concerned to see the article in the March 23 Steamboat Today about the exploration of a project to build a casino on land adjacent to Yampa Valley Regional Airport and that local Olympian Johnny Spillane was directly involved.

Tuesday, March 27

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Shell shares oil exploration plans at meeting in Hayden

Company plans to drill 11 wells in Routt, Moffat counties this year

With the help of hors d’oeuvres, 11 employees and a large map of Routt and Moffat counties, Shell’s exploration project manager for the area spent much of the evening telling more than 150 people exactly how, when and where his company plans to drill this year for the sweet crude oil.

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Steamboat tennis sweeps Vail Mountain School

The Steamboat Springs High School tennis team made a statement en route to a 7-0 win against Vail Mountain School as the team starts to look toward the final stretch of the season.

Soroco track athletes open season in Parker

The Soroco Rams headed to Parker for the opening track and field meet of the season Saturday.

Steamboat boys lacrosse downs Summit County

The Steamboat Springs High School boys lacrosse team appears to be brewing something special. Steamboat continued to do what it does in the Mountain Conference, downing Summit County, 13-1.

The Record for March 26

The Record for March 26

Steamboat briefs: VNA warns residents about hantavirus during spring

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is warning residents to be aware of hantavirus while spring cleaning.

Hayden track shows well in Grand Junction

Brentt Gabel jumped 38-1 to take sixth place in the triple jump to lead the Hayden Tigers at the Mickey Dunn Invitational in Grand Junction last weekend.

Steamboat track athletes record string of personal bests

Asher Rohde recorded a new personal best in the 1,600-meter run Saturday at the Mickey Dunn Invitational in Grand Junction highlighting a strong early-season showing for the members of the Steamboat Springs High School track team.

Redneck Olympics set for July 21 in Hayden

Event to bring mud surfing, lawnmower races to Hayden

Yampa Valley residents who have ever dreamed of racing on a riding lawnmower or surfing across a mud pit on skis or a car hood will have a chance to do those things in front of an audience during the Routt County Redneck Olympics.

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Steamboat grad Blake Worsley qualifies for Canadian Olympic swim team

Canadian-born swimmer and 2005 Steamboat Springs High School graduate Blake Worsley posted a time of 1 minute, 49.06 seconds in the men's 200-meter freestyle event at Tuesday's Canadian Olympic Trials.

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Water-quality tests on Yampa River expand to 5 sites

The Routt County Board of Commissioners voted to join four other agencies in bolstering the number of water-quality monitoring sites on the upper Yampa River.

Meeting Wednesday to focus on Steamboat community plan update

The planning process to update the Steamboat Springs Area Community Plan could be likened to a complicated board game.

Joanne Palmer: Things that confuse me

Here is a partial list of all the things that confuse me. Let me know if any of them confuse you, too.

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Midtown Crisis Rail Jam returns to Steamboat on Friday

The weather may be more conducive to a skateboard competition than a ski and snowboard rail jam, but an early spring won’t stop the Urbane Midtown Crisis Rail Jam from taking over an entire downtown block Friday afternoon.

Prescribed burn planned for Wednesday

The Yampa Ranger District on Wednesday plans to ignite a 513-acre prescribed burn south of the Indian Run State Wildlife Area.

Joanne Lighthizer: Positive message

I want to thank Dr. Lupori and Dr. Atkins for an outstanding service that they provided for me on a very short notice.

Artie Weber: Life savers

A heart-filled thank you goes out to all the students who had collected and to all the people who have contributed to the Jump Rope for Heart program (the American Heart Association).

Arin M. Daigneau: A helping hand

Where do you go for advice on nutrition and breastfeeding? If you live in Moffat or Routt counties, you likely have heard about a program referred to as WIC, but you may not know what it is and who it is for.

Bob Enever: Make rules, not deals

It seems that the oil and gas firms and the state’s own Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission for years have been trying to bluff the counties into thinking that their rules are ineffective against the industry.

Ronald E. Wray: No casino

If the citizens/greedy/money hungry of Steamboat Springs want a casino in Routt County, let them build it in east Steamboat.

Our View: Revised Fund Board request on target

The Steamboat Springs School District did the right thing in revising and shrinking its grant request to the Steamboat Springs Education Fund Board.

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Routt County sees early start for wildfire season

Several wildfires during the past week have local firefighters concerned about the dry conditions that exist at lower elevations.

Steamboat Coureur moved to Saturday and Sunday

Originally scheduled for April 7 and 8, the inaugural Steamboat Coureur has been moved to this weekend because of weather conditions.

Steamboat police looking for man involved in fight March 18

Police are asking for help in finding a man thought to have sucker punched a 25-year-old Steamboat Springs man in the face downtown after the bars closed on St. Patrick’s Day. The victim had a broken jaw.

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Steamboat's Gold wins Junior World Championship

Steamboat's Arielle Gold won the FIS Junior World Championship half-pipe event in Sierra Nevada, Spain, on Tuesday. Teammate Kirby Kelly was sixth.

Monday, March 26

Budget process begins for Steamboat Springs School District

Steamboat identifies Spanish program, funding for Tier 2 sports coaches as potential cuts

The Steamboat Springs School District on Monday night started to outline what each of its campuses and departments would look like if their budgets were cut by 4 percent next school year.

Steamboat briefs: Yampatika summer camp registration now is open

Yampatika summer camp registration now is open. The summer programs provide children with hands-on opportunities to explore their natural surroundings, and each program is theme-based to inspire environmental stewardship through education.

The Record for March 25

1:57 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a suspicious incident on Anglers Drive. No other information was available.

Steamboat library to host webcam feed of bald eagle’s nest

Jennie Lay was one of the more than 40,000 people who spent part of Monday afternoon monitoring an online webcam that soon will show the live hatching of three baby bald eagles in Decorah, Iowa.

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Public radio reporter hosts Q-and-A in Steamboat

On Wednesday, Bud Werner Memorial Library will host An Evening with Debbie Elliott at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Library Hall.

Steamboat talk to focus on sustainable groceries

When sustainable foods advocate and food store owner Pete Marczyk goes grocery shopping, he votes with his wallet toward greater sustainability in the food system.

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Jimmy Westlake: My favorite stars: Mizar, Alcor

One of the sure signs that spring has arrived is the return of the Big Dipper to our early evening sky. Look toward the northeastern sky at about 9 p.m. to find the seven bright stars of the Big Dipper, propped up on its handle.

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Crosswinds cancel flights in Hayden

Gusts limit Steamboat Ski Area to 7 lifts by mid-afternoon

Winds gusting to 40 miles per hour in the valley Monday and reaching 54 mph on top of Mount Werner forced many of the ski lifts at Steamboat Ski Area to close by mid-afternoon and resulted in all but one flight at Yampa Valley Regional Airport to be either canceled or diverted to Denver.

Sunday, March 25

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Brita Horn leads Routt County Republican delegate vote

Delegates who attended Routt County’s Republican assembly Sunday afternoon voted decisively to name Brita Horn as their top choice to succeed Routt County Commissioner Nancy Stahoviak in District 1.

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Steamboat Winter Sports Club holds last race of season

Howelsen Hill closed for the season March 18, and the snow that covers it only will continue to melt as warm spring weather becomes more common in Steamboat Springs.

Steamboat briefs: After School Youth Chorus to meet Monday at church

The After School Youth Chorus, under the direction of Keri Rusthoi, will begin from 4 to 5 p.m. today at the United Methodist Church of Steamboat Springs.

The Record for March 24

12:12 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a drunk driver on U.S. Highway 40. Police were unable to locate the vehicle.

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Luke Graham: Manning in Orange?

It’s a horrible feeling getting attached to sports stars. Kids grow up now and attach to a player, but how long will that player be there? How many young children are running around Colorado with Tim Tebow jerseys right now?

Anne Warhover: Prevention can improve health care

With Colorado’s economy still lagging in many respects, how can we as a state improve health and cut costs? Benjamin Franklin’s famous quote, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” holds many of the answers.

County Agenda for March 26 and 27

County Agenda for March 26 and 27

Monday Medical: Giving back to fight cancer

Eric Marks has lost so much to a rare and devastating cancer. He lost his job, his home and a body part that most of us don’t even know we have.

Jane McLeod: Bergamot an aromatic delight

There is so much emphasis put on the usefulness of herbs that it is not always appreciated how decorative they can be.

A Boat Slope of Jibbin Slopestyle results

Urbane's A Boat Slope of Jibbin Slopestyle results

Skull Candy Head Banger Big Air results

Skull Candy Head Banger Big Air results

Saturday, March 24

Don Schwindt and Drew Peternell: Farm Bill partnerships reap benefits

The Farm Bill is one of the nation’s most successful and powerful drivers of on-farm conservation and innovation. More than ever, for producers to reduce risks and remain competitive, they’ve got to make sure they’re operating as efficiently as possible.

Shannon Winegarner: Fundraiser thanks

I would like to take this opportunity to thank every person who participated in the annual daffodil fundraiser for the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association’s Hospice and Palliative Care program.

Mark E. McCaulley: Colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths for men and women in the United States, with Americans having a 5 percent lifetime risk.

Sam Jones, Summer Johnston and Cristina Magill: Positive change

With all the recent publicity regarding the Challenge Fund, we are aware that there remain some basic questions behind the effort to raise money for our two public elementary schools.

Our View: Tax question demands more detail

There are many questions to be answered before voters will agree to tax themselves to put city officials' plan to move fire and police stations out of downtown Steamboat into action.

Real estate transactions for March 16 to 22

Real estate transactions for March 16 to 22

One Steamboat Place receives accolade

Timbers Resorts’ One Steamboat Place at the base of the ski area was awarded first place for the best fractional development among competitors in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean during Fractional Summit Europe on Feb. 27 and 28 in London.

Routt County unit volume lowest in 7 years

Dollar volume in the Routt County real estate market was up 6.7 percent to $22.45 million in February when compared with February 2011, but unit volume remains soft in the first quarter of 2012.

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Steamboat's Blake Worsley prepares for Canadian Olympic Trials

On Tuesday in Montreal, Blake Worsley will try to qualify for the Canadian Olympic swim team that will compete in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

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News, business good for Steamboat-based bike maker Moots

This month, Moots was celebrating an award for its new cyclocross bike, and officials from the governor’s Office of Economic Development and Trade came by with a cake.

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John F. Russell: Challenge leads to bad hair day

When young ski racer Riley Smith stepped into the starting gate at the J5 Rocky Mountain Division Finale on March 11 in Powderhorn, she was motivated by something completely different. “I think most young racers are motivated by the chance to make their coaches look ridiculous,” Smith’s coach Chris Puckett said.

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Spring skiing, riding means learning to surf the slush

For many, there’s an ongoing love-hate relationship with spring skiing. Learning how to make the best of the conditions can help the first runs be as sweet as the last.

Joel Reichenberger: Steamboat rubs off

There’s never any shortage of tourists in Steamboat Springs, of course, especially during ski season. The middle weeks of March, though, usually signal spring break for the Midwest states, where I grew up.

Steamboat School Board to vote on health clinic proposal Monday

Steamboat Springs School District officials are hoping to convert 300 square feet of space in the George P. Sauer Human Services Center into a wellness clinic they say could save the district hundreds of thousands of dollars on health insurance premiums.

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Yampa Valley Medical Center chief takes final Plunge in fundraiser

The Penguin Plunge on Saturday provided a glimpse of what Karl Gills has planned when he retires as chief executive officer of Yampa Valley Medical Center on Friday.

Laurie Hallenbeck: Around the County for March 25

Sincere condolences to the family and friends of Lorna Suits, who recently passed away.

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Steamboat's Horizons gives boost to those with disabilities

Every year in March, Horizons celebrates Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, hoping to educate residents about the clients and their roles in the community.

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Steamboat baseball splits doubleheader with Glenwood Springs

Steamboat Springs busted out of its offensive funk in a big way Saturday afternoon. After dropping the day’s doubleheader opener at Glenwood Springs, 3-1, the Sailors took out their frustration on the Demons in the nightcap.

2 more Steamboat podiums at US Freestyle Nationals

The 2011-12 moguls season wrapped up Saturday in Stratton, Vt., with the Sprint U.S. Freestyle National Championship dual moguls.

The Record for March 23

12:44 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a drunken person at JD Hays Way and U.S. Highway 40. Officers gave the person a ride home.

The Jail Report for March 17 to 23

The Jail Report for March 17 to 23

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Steamboat boys lacrosse beats Eagle Valley

Even after a five-hour bus trip, the Steamboat Springs High School boys lacrosse team continued its tear through the Mountain Conference, easily beating Eagle Valley, 18-2, on Saturday.

Steamboat girls tennis finishes 5th in Western Slope Open

The Steamboat Springs High School girls tennis team finished fifth in the two-day Western Slope Open tournament in Grand Junction.

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Steamboat girls soccer sweeps Eagle Valley

A team-wide effort netted the Sailors a 6-0 victory against Eagle Valley, sweet relief after a bitter 2-1 loss at home to Battle Mountain on Thursday.

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Tom Ross: It ain't climate change

We spied a pair of sandhill cranes prowling for food in the city of Steamboat Springs’ hay farm. It struck me that it was a tad early, but it ain’t climate change.

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Steamboat sets temperature record

More records could be broken through Sunday

Steamboat Springs set a record high temperature Friday with 69 degrees recorded at Steamboat Springs Airport, according to the National Weather Service. The previous record for March 23 was 63. Steamboat's record temperature for March is 70 degrees, set March 31, 2004.

Steamboat tennis reaches semifinals of Western Slope Open

The Steamboat Springs High School girls tennis team put a singles player and two doubles teams into the semifinals of the Western Slope Open in Grand Junction.

Steamboat lacrosse tops Air Academy

After several years of struggling against bigger and badder Front Range foes, the Steamboat Springs High School boys lacrosse team finally was able to break through Friday, beating Air Academy, 9-8.

Steamboat briefs: Routt County school lunch menus for March 26 to 30

Routt County school lunch menus for March 26 to 30

The Record for March 22

1:32 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers contacted a drunken person at Seventh Street and Lincoln Avenue.

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Steamboat CrossFit athletes eye fitness games

A group of about a dozen Steamboat Springs athletes is participating in the CrossFit Open, the first element of the CrossFit Games.

Friday, March 23

Eugene Buchanan: Beer league hockey memories

Well, it’s over. Another winter beer league hockey season has come and gone, and with it the hopes and aspirations of every team but the one that will get its name enshrined on the coveted Barn Cup trophy and get bragging rights for the year.

Steamboat students take part in Kick Butts Day

Steamboat Springs students joined other students from across the country Wednesday to learn about the dangers of tobacco during Kick Butts Day.

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Steamboat resident gives animal oxygen masks to Steamboat firefighters

Thanks to the generosity of a local animal lover, Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters now are carrying equipment that could help save the lives of the community’s four-legged friends.

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Strings announces 25th anniversary lineup

Summer is usually a distant thought in the middle of March, but with temperatures nearing the 70 degree mark, it feels like the Strings Music Festival could start next week.

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High temperatures have Steamboat Ski Area crews shifting snow

With record high temperatures forecast this weekend, managers at Steamboat Ski Area are moving some snow around to cover bare spots in strategic locations.

Nicole Inglis: Mastering a rhythm

I came away from my first African drumming class with rhythms reeling in my mind. By the time I got home, I could remember maybe 1 1/2 of them.

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Steamboat skiers dominate US Freestyle Championships

And that, folks, is a Steamboat sweep. Competing in unseasonably warm weather, Steamboat moguls skiers swept the podium Friday during the first day of the Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships.

Thursday, March 22

Steamboat girls lacrosse slips to Fruita Monument

The Fruita Monument girls lacrosse proved to have a little more depth, to be a little faster and be a little more aggressive, and on Thursday, that added up to a win against Steamboat Springs. The Sailors fell in Grand Junction, 12-5.

Oak Creek land-use changes move forward

The Oak Creek Planning Commission met Wednesday night to consider recommendations on amendments to the town’s land-use code. The recommended changes will move forward to a public hearing April 12 with the Town Board.

Steamboat hockey team Chix With Stix to host tournament

The Steamboat Chix With Stix women’s hockey team ended its regular season in strong fashion and is looking forward to this weekend’s state tournament. Steamboat will host the WACH A2 women’s divisional tournament Friday through Sunday at Howelsen Ice Arena.

Haymaker Golf Course in Steamboat offers new programs

Resident and nonresident rounds have been down following a national trend, but Haymaker isn’t just sitting back. The course is planning on growing the game and its brand with residents, nonresidents and juniors.

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Battle Mountain downs Steamboat girls soccer, 2-1

Battle Mountain squeaked by the Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer team with a 2-1 victory Thursday.

Steamboat forum speakers stress keeping workforce local

Colorado Mountain College's Beth Shaw urged a local audience Thursday to strive to provide jobs and the opportunity to start businesses for young adults who grow up in the community.

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7,500 planning to be in Steamboat for spring skiing

Warm weather could inspire multiple sport weekend

With valley temperatures forecast to rise into the 60s on Saturday, the 7,500 people expected to spend the night in town will have the option of combining spring skiing with other outdoor pursuits.

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Casino is being explored near Hayden airport

Steamboat Springs Olympian Johnny Spillane and four local business partners are exploring the viability of building a casino, hotel and entertainment venue on land near Yampa Valley Regional Airport.

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‘Nashville Star’ comes to Steamboat

Sean Patrick McGraw to play solo show Sunday

Sean Patrick McGraw knows he has the same last name as country superstar Tim McGraw. But he wouldn’t change it if a major record label asked him to.

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Routt County events calendar for March 23 to 29

Doomtree, a hip-hop collective from Minneapolis, played a show Friday at The Tap House Sports Grill with Denver jamtronic band Signal Path.

Steamboat Arts Council plans 40th anniversary gala

The 40th anniversary of the Steamboat Springs Arts Council and founder Eleanor Bliss' legacy will be celebrated with an extravagant gala with a futuristic Roman theme.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Warm weather puts focus on water

Although we still have a good chance of picking up more precipitation in the spring, some of the lower averages could result in drought conditions in the summer.

Jack Gutschenritter: No fracking, please

Regarding the approval of the special-use permit to perform fracking in Routt County, I learned a big lesson about government in action in witnessing this approval.

Jody and Michael Condie: Who you gonna call?

I thought I was prepared for a potential flood situation, but I truly was at a loss standing in cold, ankle-deep water, so I called 911.

Steamboat Springs N-CTRL Coalition: Kick Butts a success

On Wednesday, the Steamboat Springs N-CTRL Coalition hosted Kick Butts Day events to allow students the opportunity to stand out, speak up and seize control against big tobacco.

Dave Johnson: Behavior on buses

The purpose of this letter is to address an escalating and potentially dangerous issue that should be rectified before someone gets seriously hurt, or worse, killed.

Steamboat briefs: Shannon Lukens honored for snowsports journalism

Steamboat Springs freelance journalist Shannon Lukens recently received the Harold S. Hirsch Award honorable mention in the blog category by the North American Snowsports Journalists Association, according to a press release.

The Record for March 21

2:31 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers contacted a suspicious car at Ninth Street and Lincoln Avenue.

A Dog's Eye View: Keep your dog entertained

Young? Athletic? Home alone? Bored? No, this isn’t a young adult looking for a date. It may be your dog.

Wednesday, March 21

Steamboat Springs Education Fund Board requests finalized

The Steamboat Springs School District’s largest grant request to the Education Fund Board cleared the first step in a long vetting process Wednesday night.

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Facts, analysis goals of oil and gas forum in Steamboat

The ongoing effort to educate residents about potential impacts from oil and gas exploration continued Wednesday night in Steamboat Springs.

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Crew revives spirit of Steamboat's Inferno this weekend

The Inferno, formerly located in Gondola Square, closed in 2000 but in its 16-year history laid the groundwork for many classic Steamboat stories.

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Documentary chronicles importance of Yampa River’s spring swell

"The Last One," a documentary premiering at 6 p.m. Thursday at Bud Werner Memorial Library, will celebrate the Yampa River’s wild nature.

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Hayden, Steamboat club volleyball team wraps season

The Whiteout 14s Black, a club volleyball team made up of seventh- and eighth-graders from Steamboat and Hayden, wrapped up its season last weekend with a fifth-place finish at the Western Colorado Volleyball Championships in Grand Junction.

Steamboat's Kerry Lofy starts big mountain ski team

Lofy, who had at one time had a big mountain program with the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, has about a dozen skiers from across Colorado on the Colorado Free Ride Lofy team.

Run, Rabbit Run's 50-mile race in Steamboat fills up

The Run, Rabbit Run Steamboat ultramarathon is attracting international attention and drawing racers in so quickly that the shorter of the event’s two races is full.

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Steamboat's Brant Crossan comes in 5th at Junior Worlds

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club and U.S. Ski Team development ski cross athlete Brant Crossan just missed the finals after he finished fifth on Tuesday at the FIS Junior World Ski Championships.

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Fire destroys Steamboat home Wednesday

A fire alarm might have saved the life of a Steamboat Springs man whose house was destroyed early Wednesday just west of downtown Steamboat.

Economic Forum Series to address Yampa Valley business issues

The series kicks off with an examination of local workforce development and education at 4 p.m. Thursday at Steamboat Smokehouse.

Steamboat briefs: World Tuberculosis Day is recognized Saturday

World Tuberculosis Day is Saturday, and this year’s theme is “Stop TB In My Lifetime.”

The Record for March 20

1:06 a.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to help West Routt Fire Protection District firefighters with a one-car, rollover accident near mile marker 117 on U.S. Highway 40. No one was injured.

Routt County approves new oil well

Oil and gas hearing goes beyond midnight

The Routt County Board of Commissioners voted, 2-1, early Wednesday morning to grant a permit for Quicksilver Resources to drill a new well on Wolf Mountain.

Tuesday, March 20

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Steamboat council discusses plan to move police and fire stations

City officials hope to ask voters to fund the construction of a new public safety campus in west Steamboat, which would allow the city to sell its current police headquarters and fire station and convert the building into retail and office space.

Chaparral coach, Soroco grad celebrates 5A boys hoops title

The Johnsons are a family of coaches. But until this year’s state title, the Johnson family never had won the big one.

Soroco girls hoops lands 3 on all-league team

Senior Madison George was named to the first team while Lindsay Miles and Jacey Schlegel were named honorable mention.

Hayden girls basketball lands 4 on all-league team

The Hayden High School girls basketball team had four girls named to the Class 2A Western Slope League, including one being named the Senior Player of the Year.

Routt County track teams get seasons started

The Hayden and Steamboat Springs High School track and field teams opened their season Saturday in Delta.

Hayden boys basketball starters get all-league honors

The Hayden High School boys basketball team placed all five starters, four of which are juniors, on the all-league team.

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Steamboat Art Museum names Doug Henderson executive director

On Tuesday morning, Doug Henderson debuted in his new role as the executive director of Steamboat Art Museum.

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Steamboat school resource officer promoted to detective

The Steamboat Springs Police Department hopes to have a new school resource officer in place at the high school by the fall to replace Josh Carrell, who has been promoted to detective.

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Steamboat Elementary School Challenge Fund nears 30 percent of goal

Organizers of the new fund hope the thousands of dollars they collect will have a significant impact on Steamboat Springs School District’s upcoming budget process.

Glide the Divide race results

Glide the Divide race results

Steamboat briefs: Tasaru Girls School Fund presents ‘The First Grader’

The Tasaru Girls School Fund presents a screening of “The First Grader,” a PG-13 film based on the true story of an 84-year-old Kenyan man’s determination to go to school.

Oak Creek Planning Commission meets Wednesday night

The Oak Creek Planning Commission will meet Wednesday night to consider amendments to the town’s land-use code.

Holly Fielding: Roder gives gift of heart in recital

Anna Roder, Steamboat Springs’ locally cultivated artist, treated a lucky audience of hometown residents to a recital on her violin Sunday at Bud Werner Memorial Library.

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Sarah Jones takes reins at Yampa Valley Sustainability Council

Carol Lacey promoted to Zero Waste program coordinator

The Yampa Valley Sustainability Council also has announced Carol Lacey's promotion to Zero Waste program coordinator March 1.

Steamboat's Reiter races into the top 10 at World Cup event

Alpine snowboarder Justin Reiter led the United States on Saturday with his best finish of the season at a World Cup event in Valmalenco, Italy.

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Record highs forecast for Steamboat this weekend

The start of spring Tuesday ushered in sunshine and a warming trend that is forecast to break records this weekend in Steamboat Springs.

The Record for March 19

12:28 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of rental skis found by a bus driver in the 2300 block of Mount Werner Circle.

Janie Moore: Breakfast on the brain

If you want to avoid low work performance, your first step should be eating breakfast.

Susan Phillips: Seeking a win-win

Supporters working to save the upper Montessori program next year are not asking that Montessori students receive preference at the expense of other students.

Our View: New First Tracks structure balanced, thoughtful

After studying the terms of the new First Tracks program, we think it protects some premium powder areas of Mount Werner for the general skiing public.

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Joanne Palmer: Hug a ski patroller today

The social media hub in our beautiful little town is located about 9,000 feet above sea level in a place lovingly referred to as PHQ — ski patrol headquarters.

Real estate transactions for March 9 to 15

Real estate transactions for March 9 to 15

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Strings Music Festival announces k.d. lang, Chris Botti

Festival tickets on sale April 4

Adding to its 25th anniversary season lineup, Strings Music Festival announced that Canadian country crooner k.d. lang will perform Aug. 3 at Strings Music Pavilion.

Market for trading Tim Tebow not good

As the Broncos move into the Peyton Manning Era, their next task is finding a trade partner willing to take 25-year-old quarterback Tim Tebow.

Steamboat briefs: Photography workshop for iPhone offered Thursday

An iPhone photography workshop is being offered by Karen Schulman from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Off the Beaten Path Bookstore.

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Steamboat girls nearly upset Summit in return to varsity lacrosse

The Steamboat Springs High School girls lacrosse team stepped onto the field as a varsity program Monday for the first time since 2008.

The Record for March 18

12:09 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a fight between large group of people in the 1300 block of Dream Island Plaza. The crowd had dispersed before officers arrived.

Monday, March 19

Steamboat School Board approves extending Meeks' contract

Board also OKs administrator, director contracts

The Steamboat Springs School Board on Monday night voted to extend Superintendent Brad Meeks' contract.

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2 Steamboat students named National Merit Scholarship finalists

Steamboat Springs High School seniors Lev Tsypin and Emily Hannah are no ordinary students. They are among 15,000 high school seniors in the U.S. who last month were named finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program.

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Tom Ross: Howelsen closes 2012 in style

Howelsen Hill closed for the season and did it in style. I’m not a Howelsen regular, and I had forgotten how much fun that tricky slalom hill on the other side of the river can be.

Steamboat's Gaylon Kent on Libertarian Party primary ballot

At a nominating convention in Aurora on Sunday, Libertarian Party of Colorado congressional candidate Gaylon Kent received the support of more delegates than his primary opponent Greg Gilman.

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Jimmy Westlake: Easter and Equinoxes

Ah, springtime. The early signs are all here: the mud, the blackbirds, the return of the Big Dipper to our early evening sky, more mud and the gradual lengthening of our daylight hours.

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Steamboat City Council to vote on River Creek Park project

The Steamboat Springs City Council on Tuesday night will consider approving a development permit enabling construction of a public restroom and parking lot paving at River Creek Park.

Quicksilver returns to Routt County for oil drilling permit

The Routt County Board of Commissioners is expected hear a special-use permit request Tuesday night from Quicksilver Resources to drill an oil well in two phases on Wolf Mountain this spring and late summer.

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Tango & Cash gets behind Steamboat college campus

Attendees at this year’s Tango & Cash dinner and dance have a chance to create a little Steamboat legacy of their own as they help Steamboat’s noon Rotary Club close in on a goal.

Sunday, March 18

Yampa Valley course welcomes golfers

In August, Daniel Brown walked onto the Yampa Valley Golf Course for the 2011 Men’s Club Championships and walked off the winner.

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Luke Graham: Losing to 3rd-grade students

Isn’t it great when college basketball matters again in this great state? It’s been awhile since a major Division I sports program mattered in this state.

Monday Medical: Technology aids in proper vision health

Most people take their eyesight for granted, not realizing that it may not always be so easy to read, drive or recognize familiar faces.

Deb Babcock: Anatomy of a flower

One of the hardest parts of trying to help someone with a gardening problem is identifying the plant with the issues.

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Automotive expo in Steamboat to showcase alternative fuel vehicles

A 1989 Ford F-250 that runs on vegetable oil will be one of eight vehicles featured in the Alternative Fuels and Gas-Saving Technologies Auto Expo on Monday.

Steamboat briefs: Kindergarten registration for 2012-13 starts Monday

Kindergarten registration for the 2012-13 school year is from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Friday at Soda Creek and Strawberry Park elementary schools.

County Agenda for March 19 and 20

County Agenda for March 19 and 20

The Record for March 17

12:06 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a noise complaint in the 800 block of Yampa Street.

Larry Haines: Free Shaker Aamer

Last month marked the tenth anniversary of British resident Shaker Aamer’s detention at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp.

Van Fletcher: Confusion of purpose

It seems there is some misunderstanding about the initial purpose of the sales tax since it was first approved and later renewed by voters.

Kimi Lehman: A huge thank you

A huge thank you to Steve, Sandy, Dakota, Shelby and Mike with the Oak Creek Fire Protection District for helping with the Stagecoach ice fishing tournament last Saturday.

Steamboat Springs School Board to consider Meeks contract

The Steamboat Springs School Board will consider approving an extended contract for Superintendent Brad Meeks when it meets Monday night at the George P. Sauer Human Services Center.

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Steamboat event offers Big Air for the everyman

There was a casual, fun nature about Sunday’s Snowboarders and Skiers for Christ Big Air and trick event that some more serious contests can't manage.

Steamboat club skier Vaughan grabs podium in Vermont

Lennon Vaughan led the way for a set of Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club skiers who competed during the weekend at a Rev Tour stop at Mount Snow, Vt.

Saturday, March 17

Belton lists Zimmerman Ranch west of Steamboat

Christy Belton, of Steamboat Springs and Ranch Marketing Associates, has listed the 391-acre Zimmerman Ranch overlooking the Elk River west of Steamboat.

Buckley joins Prudential Steamboat as a broker

Prudential Steamboat Realty announced this week the addition of Michael Buckley as a real estate broker.

Edgemont records sale of $875K condominium

Officials at Edgemont, the luxury ski-in, ski-out condominium project at the base of Steamboat Ski Area, announced this week the sale of a two-bedroom condominium on the fourth floor for $875,000.

Chaos Headwear shows support for ski racing

Chaos Headwear, founded in Steamboat Springs in 1999 and currently owned by Do-Gree Fashions, served during the past week as the headwear supporter of the USSA Marriot Alpine J4 Rocky-Central Championships.

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$17.65M Tailwaters Ranch now more exclusive

A Georgia man and a New York man purchased the trophy trout fishery on the 514-acre Tailwaters Ranch along the Yampa River below Lake Catamount early this year to use for their private recreation.

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Low Steamboat snowfall proves challenging for Ski Corp.

Chris Diamond was blunt this week in describing to a group of business people the challenges his staff encountered while holding together the ski season that is vital to Steamboat Springs’ economic health. Call it a very un-stormy season.

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Diane Yazbeck named Steamboat’s Teacher of the Year

Strawberry Park Elementary School teacher Diane Yazbeck was recognized by a committee of Steamboat Springs School Board members, parents and faculty and staff members as the district's Teacher of the Year.

Laurie Hallenbeck: Around the County for March 18

Happy birthday to Kodi Goddard, Nancy Muhme, Victoria Muhme, Mya Chavira and Roy McAnally.

Our View: CMC offers answers to rising costs

When we saw the large headline on the front of Wednesday’s Steamboat Today that read “CMC to raise tuition,” it raised our eyebrows but only temporarily.

Stuart Orzach: Watching out for us

Many questions have been raised in the past several months about the compatibility of large-scale, unconventional oil and gas exploration, a heavy industrial use, in Routt County.

Steve Lewis: Clean up their act

It is good to see forums and symposiums addressing oil and gas development in Routt County.

Camille Fischer: Transforming lives

“No child forgotten” is a resolute statement that school districts aim to achieve even with current economic and enrollment woes.

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First Tracks evolves into Steamboat season pass option

A Steamboat Ski Area spokesman says providing value and convenience to pass holders was the driving force behind the new First Tracks season pass.

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Tom Ross: Skiing of the green

I skied in a pair of green shorts Saturday, but not because I'm Irish. Mostly, I skied in green shorts because it’s not often that one can comfortably ski in shorts on March 17. And this year, I could.

Task force discussing Steamboat fire, emergency services

This time, the Steamboat Springs City Council and rural Steamboat Springs Area Fire Protection District board of directors are taking a different approach to evaluating fire-related issues.

The Record for March 16

5:23 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a license plate found in the 1000 block of Central Park Drive. The owner was contacted.

The Jail Report for March 9 to 16

The Jail Report for March 9 to 16

Joel Reichenberger: No sleep for World Cup parents

Penny Fletcher was afraid she scared the dog. She may have woken the neighborhood, and she dang sure woke up anyone who dared pick up her phone call last weekend in the early morning hours of March 10.

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Steamboat baseball goes 2-1 in weekend matchups

Steamboat beat Middle Park, 8-1, on Friday and Glenwood Springs, 12-2, on Saturday. The team also lost a narrow 5-3 game Saturday to Summit.

Steamboat girls soccer downs Colorado Academy, 2-0

The Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer team continued its hot start to the season, picking up a 2-0 win in the championship round of the Colorado Academy soccer tournament. 

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Steamboat tennis takes 6 of 7 from Air Academy

The Steamboat Springs High School tennis team found quite a way to wrap up the weekend, blasting Air Academy at home in Steamboat.

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Cody's Challenge a fitting tribute to ski patroller St. John

Cody’s Challenge always has been a ski patrol-focused event. Much of the organizing is done by ski patrollers, patrollers fill its ranks and on Saturday, patrollers ripped down Mount Werner.

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Oedegaard edges past fellow Buffs to win Glide the Divide

On Saturday, three Buffs battled back and forth on a picture-perfect day at the Glide the Divide cross-country race, formerly the North Routt Coureur des Bois.

John F. Russell: Trying to keep up with the best

It’s been a few weeks since David Lamb and I skied together, but I think I can sum up the experience in one word: humbling.

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Rabbit Ears skiing, biking race newest event from Steamboat race director

This spring, Dan Smilkstein’s quest for a challenge will bring about another great challenge for local athletes: the Steamboat Coureur with 10-, 25- and 50-kilometer cross-country ski races one day and 17- and 50-kilometer snow bike or unicycle races the following.

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Steamboat lacrosse continues win streak

Scoring a goal on Steamboat was one of the preseason goals for the young Glenwood program, which suffered an 18-1 loss to Steamboat on Saturday.

Friday, March 16

Vail comes up big at J4 giant slalom races in Steamboat

Ski Club Vail skiers swept Friday’s giant slalom championships and took nine of the possible 12 podium spots.

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Steamboat tennis squad sweeps Boulder

The trio of seniors who stand atop the Steamboat Springs High School tennis team helped lead the squad to a perfect day Friday.

Steamboat lacrosse dominates Durango, 19-1

With where the Steamboat Springs High School boys lacrosse team is, games like Friday’s aren’t unusual.

Steamboat soccer advances to tourney final Saturday

The Steamboat Springs High School soccer team continued its early season success, winning its group at the Colorado Academy Soccer tournament and advancing into Saturday's final against the host school.

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Soroco volleyball senior Lindsay Miles set for CNCC

In signing her letter of intent Friday, Lindsay Miles becomes the second Ram in as many years to sign with CNCC.

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Steamboat's Alex Wood tops CU’s depth chart

After switching to fullback, Steamboat Springs High School graduate Alex Wood is on track to see his first significant playing time at the University of Colorado.

Plenty to do for St. Patrick's Day in Routt County

Steamboat Springs does not dye the Yampa River green, but residents find plenty of other ways to celebrate Saturday’s Irish holiday.

Rabbit Ears Pass snowmobile trail status under review

Interested snowmobilers, skiers, snowshoers and all members of the public have until Tuesday to comment on a proposal to add a snowmobile trail to the existing network in the area of Rabbit Ears Pass on the back side of Mount Werner.

Steamboat sales tax revenue decline in January improves

The decline in Steamboat Springs sales tax figures for January shrank by nearly half, according to a final report the city released Thursday evening.

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Violinist Anna Roder to play hometown concert in Steamboat

The fruits of Anna Roder's years of intense study will be on display for the community to see and hear Sunday at Bud Werner Memorial Library.

Friends of the Chief to present update to Steamboat City Council

The Steamboat Springs City Council on Tuesday will hear an update about the plan to transform Chief Plaza Theater into a single-stage performing arts center.

Steamboat briefs: Alternative fuel expo runs from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday

Bud Werner Memorial Library, Yampatika and Northern Colorado Clean Cities present a free alternative fuels and technologies auto expo from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday in the parking lot at the Depot Art Center.

Routt County Council on Aging senior lunch menus for March 19 to 23

Routt County Council on Aging senior lunch menus for March 19 to 23

Routt County school lunch menus for March 19 to 23

Routt County school lunch menus for March 19 to 23

The Record for March 15

12:27 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a car that went off the road at Mount Werner and River roads. A 30-year-old Florida man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and careless driving.

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Winter weather to return to Steamboat on Sunday

A cold front and accompanying moisture are expected to move through Steamboat on Sunday afternoon. The storm is not expected to move out of the area until Tuesday morning.

Thursday, March 15

Steamboat fight cases progress in court

A second man was booked into Routt County Jail this week related to a Jan. 6 fight at Torian Plum Plaza at the base of Steamboat Ski Area.

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Proposal would add bike racks in downtown Steamboat Springs

In an effort to continue to the Bike Town USA push, Mainstreet Steamboat Springs Manager Tracy Barnett has an idea to add more bike racks downtown for two-wheeled commuters.

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Stories event to feature 3 Steamboat speakers

Although the Stories event Friday night at the Steamboat Springs Community Center is hosted by the Steamboat Christian Center Women’s Ministry, coordinator Michele Dudas said it’s geared toward all local ladies.

Steamboat briefs: Developmental screenings for children are Thursday

Children’s developmental screenings are all day Thursday at Hayden Valley Elementary School. 

Hayden School Board to discuss 2012-13 calendar

The Hayden School Board will meet Monday night to discuss the school district’s 2012-13 calendar.

The Record for March 14

2:52 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers investigated a suspicious car at Sundance Plaza.

Steamboat girls soccer picks up win vs. Colorado Academy

Patience proved key on Thursday as the Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer team improved their record to 2-0.

Steamboat athletes notch top finishes at Revolution Tour in Vermont

Several Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athletes registered solid finishes at the final U.S. Revolution Tour stop in Mount Snow, Vt.

Steamboat's Matt Ladley 4th at X Games Europe

Steamboat Springs snowboarder Matt Ladley finished fourth Thursday at the Winter X Games Europe.

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J4 skiers slice up Steamboat Ski Area

When it comes to racing a super-G course, 11- and 12-year-olds in the J4 Alpine skiing Junior Nationals in Steamboat said it was their ability to adapt to life on the edge that made the difference.

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Routt County events calendar for March 16 to 22

Steamboat Dance Theatre's 40th annual concert will have performances at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the Steamboat Springs High School auditorium.

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Best of the Boat winners announced

Steamboat Living magazine on newsstands Friday with full results

Nearly 5,000 voters had their say, and on Thursday afternoon, all that was left to do was wait for the results.

Tango & Cash fundraiser to be held March 24 in Steamboat

Tickets are $55 per person for dinner and dancing. Raffle tickets are $100 per ticket and can be purchased at Central Park Liquor or from any Steamboat Springs Rotary Club member.

Parents draft plans to save upper-level Montessori in Steamboat

A group of Montessori parents on Monday night will present to the Steamboat Springs School Board four options to save the district’s upper level Montessori program.

Community Agriculture Alliance: The good times aren’t gone

I read an interesting article the other day that made me think hard about how I lead.

A Dog's Eye View: Learn how to prevent dog bites

A recent incident in which a Denver television reporter was bitten by a dog during an interview has sparked a debate. For those of us who understand dog communication signals, all we could do was watch as 9 News host Kyle Dyer attempted to show affection by kissing the dog on his muzzle. The bite was almost inevitable.

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Steamboat Living: From Mount Werner to Machu Picchu

Located high in the Peruvian Andes, the legendary trail to Machu Picchu, Camino Inca, involves a four-day trek over high mountain passes and through dense cloud forests, breathtaking scenery and dozens of Incan ruins, with Machu Picchu waiting as the payoff.

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Steamboat Living: From the Editor — New name, familiar feel

It feels great to be in familiar terrain. That’s what we want you to feel like each time you pick up a copy of Steamboat Living — that you’re familiar with what you’ll find and are as comfortable turning its pages as you are diving into your secret stash.

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Steamboat Living: Tom Ross — Snow today, hot tamale

We all knew that eventually the winter of 2011-12 would produce some memorable powder days. But Deep Presidential Monday with a single-day record of 27 inches of uber-fluff overnight?

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Steamboat Living: Letters to the Editor

Steamboat Living: Letters to the Editor

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Steamboat Living: The Season of the Snow Bike

Local trails see spokes as well as skis in low-snow winter

While a subpar early ski season had skiers spinning their wheels, mountain bikers used it to spin theirs, especially on the trails of Emerald Mountain.

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Steamboat Living: Airborne Antics

Remote-controlled helicopter offers bird’s-eye video

Cedar Beauregard, owner of Steamboat Aerials, is enjoying a burgeoning business providing clients with bird’s-eye images thanks to his remote-controlled helicopter.

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Steamboat Living: Horses Helping Humans

While W.C. Fields maintained that “horse sense is what a horse has which keeps it from betting on people,” local wrangler Christina Haxton is betting on horse sense helping people.

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Steamboat Living: Steamboat Scuttlebutt

Steamboat might not have the celeb status of Aspen (and that’s the way we like it), but occasionally we do see stars.

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Steamboat Living: Strings Turns 25

From its humble beginnings on the deck of an athletic club to its current award-winning Strings Music Pavilion, Strings Music Festival continues to dance to the beat of its own drum, a cadence that this year sees the nonprofit celebrate its 25th anniversary.

Valerie Davia: Music of victory crowns Steamboat orchestra season

In the final concert of its 2011-12 season, the Steamboat Symphony Orchestra played to a packed Strings Music Pavilion on Sunday.

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‘Broadway on Ice’ comes to Howelsen Ice Arena

The “Broadway on Ice” shows will begin at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and will feature synchronized skate groups, a father-daughter skate and three individual performances.

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See-I Rocks the Boat on Saturday

On Saturday, Washington, D.C.'s Steele brothers and their eight-piece band will perform in Steamboat Springs as part of the Bud Light Rocks the Boat free concert series.

US 40 reopen near Hayden after wildfire

A section of U.S. Highway 40 just west of Hayden has reopened after a wildfire.

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Summer convention, wedding bookings strong in Steamboat

Officials with Sheraton Steamboat Resort and Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. said they are preparing for a busier-than-average summer at the base of the ski area.

Wednesday, March 14

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2nd Northwest Colorado Oil & Gas Symposium explores fracking, water quality

Six speakers addressed the crowd during the second Northwest Colorado Oil & Gas Symposium, hosted by Yampa Valley Data Partners and the Community Agriculture Alliance and held at the Hayden Secondary Schools auditorium.

Hitchens Brothers Wednesday Night Jump Series No. 4

Hitchen Brothers Wednesday Night Jump Series No. 4

Adult Coed Indoor Soccer results for March 6 and 8

Adult Coed Indoor Soccer results for March 6 and 8

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Taylor, Dresen wrap up US Telemark National Championships

Zoe Taylor and Charlie Dresen raced to wins this weekend at the U.S. Telemark National Championships at Gunstock Mountain Resort in New Hampshire.

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Tartan Terrors bring song, dance, jokes to pre-St. Patty’s Day show

The Tartan Terrors bring their sense of humor, musical talents and diverse personalities to stages all across North America and have been doing so for almost 15 years.

Steamboat's Nicolas Veth takes 3rd at Junior Nationals giant slalom

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club skier Nicolas Veth wrapped up a speedy week at the J2 Junior Nationals on Sunday, recording a third-place finish in the giant slalom race.

Big Air event set for Sunday in Steamboat

The snow may be melting fast, but skiers and snowboarders looking to show off their best tricks have a few opportunities remaining this season, starting with Sunday’s Howelsen Hill Big Air event.

Soroco places 2 on all-league team

Sophomore forward Ryan Jeep was named to the first Class 2A Western Slope League team, and junior guard Nic Paxton was named honorable mention.

Steamboat girls hoops gets 3 on all-league team

Junior forward Nikki Fry was named to the first team. Eryn Rinck and Sydney Bauknecht were named honorable mention.

Steamboat boys basketball lands 3 on all-league team

Seniors Jake Miller and Kit Croop were named to the first team, and sophomore Carter Kounovsky was honorable mention.

Ski Corp. president: Steamboat dodged a bullet

Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. President and Chief Operating Officer Chris Diamond said Wednesday that he expects the resort’s destination skier visits to be off about 3 to 4 percent when ski season wraps up April 15.

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Steamboat police officer given summons after car crash

An on-duty Steamboat Springs Police Department sergeant was issued a summons to appear in court for careless driving causing injury after being involved in a car accident Wednesday morning.

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Hayden groups to pursue funding for community revitalization coordinator

Officials say new position would oversee business revitalization efforts

Leaders of the town’s Economic Development Commission and Chamber of Commerce are pushing forward to pursue new grants for hiring a community revitalization coordinator.

Charges filed in Steamboat heroin case

The Routt County District Attorney’s Office on Wednesday filed 22 felony charges against four Steamboat Springs men arrested Friday night.

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Steamboat resident seeks 3rd Congressional District seat

Gaylon Kent fulfills lifelong dream in pursuit of office

Gaylon Kent, a Steamboat Springs resident, hopes to secure the Libertarian Party of Colorado nomination that would allow him to run for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District.

Steamboat briefs: Figure Skating Club presents spring ice show this week

The Steamboat Springs Figure Skating Club presents its spring ice show at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Howelsen Ice Arena.

The Record for March 13

8:15 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a two-car, noninjury accident that happened the previous night in a parking lot in the 3100 block of South Lincoln Avenue.

Some city workers in Steamboat could see pay raises

Officials to examine job reclassification

City officials are examining whether some employees’ roles have expanded to the point they deserve to have their jobs reclassified with a commensurate pay increase.

Steamboat Ski Area unveils 2012-13 pass prices

Offerings next year will include First Tracks pass

With a little more than four weeks left in the ski season, it already is time to start thinking about next year’s ski pass.

Tuesday, March 13

Steamboat girls lacrosse is sharp in scrimmages

After five years without a varsity program, the Steamboat Springs High School girls lacrosse team returns to the varsity ranks. Apparently, the team could contend in the Mountain League, as well.

Steamboat girls tennis opens season, going 2-2

The Steamboat Springs High School girls tennis team opened the season during the weekend, going 2-2. Steamboat beat Poudre and Kent Denver, 4-3, while losing to Fossil Ridge and Thompson Valley by the same score.

Steamboat boys lacrosse plays strong, falls in overtime

Steamboat came close but couldn’t quite close the deal on the Front Range, falling, 10-9, to Rock Canyon in overtime Tuesday.

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Hayden students play close to home with ‘Charlotte’s Web’

Following last year’s performance of “Peter Pan,” Hayden’s Class Act Productions will present E.B. White’s classic tale Friday and Saturday at Hayden Secondary Schools.

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Steamboat girls soccer downs Moffat, 4-0

After Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer team's season-opening, 4-0 win against Moffat County on Tuesday, it’s now the process of getting better.

Cheryl Schliske: Heart and soul missing

I am writing in regards to your recent article about the Doak Walker Care Center (“A shot in the arm,” March 1 Steamboat Today). I wondered why there was no mention of GrandKids in your article.

Barbara Green: Conservation concerns

Thank you for the thoughtful remarks in “The Devil is in the details” (Our View, March 7 Steamboat Today). I am serving as the Colorado Conservation Voters’ representative to Gov. John Hickenlooper’s oil and gas task force.

Our View: Allocate revenues based on merit

Revenue from the city of Steamboat Springs’ half-cent sales tax for education should not be treated as a de facto subsidy for the Steamboat Springs School District.

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Colorado Mountain College to raise tuition

College’s trustees vote to raise credit hour, room and board costs

The trustees voted, 4-3, to raise in-district student tuition from $53 to $56 per credit hour, in-state tuition from $89 to $95 per credit hour and out-of-state tuition from $279 to $299 per credit hour starting in the summer semester.

Steamboat resident questions CMC project

John Fielding asks City Council to reconsider campus secondary access

A neighbor of Colorado Mountain College’s Alpine Campus is worried that the approved secondary access required with the construction of the new classroom and administration building will waste taxpayer dollars.

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4 Yellow Foundation surpasses $1 million in fundraising

Spots still available for March 30 and 31 Ski 4 Yellow event

On the eve of the Ski 4 Yellow fundraiser, the foundation that runs the event announced that it recently surpassed $1 million raised to fight cancer and support survivors.

Nicole Inglis: Picking one another up

Steamboat Dance Theatre leaves lasting effect on dancers, community

On Tuesday, one woman’s story reminded me that performance art holds a power that transcends the performance itself.

Routt County rejects $303K road paving project

The Routt County Board of Commissioners said “no” Tuesday to spending an unbudgeted $303,000 for new asphalt on a short piece of county road in far western Routt County.

The Record for March 12

12:39 a.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to help Yampa Fire Protection District firefighters with a 45-year-old man having a medical issue.

Steamboat briefs: 5-week parenting series starts at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday

First Impressions of Routt County presents a five-week parenting series with Kristen Race, Ph.D. The course is from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays through April 11 at Strawberry Park Elementary School.

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Joanne Palmer: No fun with fashion faux pas

Unable to find a set of keys I really, really needed, I launched a search worthy of Scotland Yard. After looking in the car, coat pockets and hall closet, there was only one place left to look: my closet.

Monday, March 12

VNA’s daffodils fundraiser ongoing in Steamboat

Orders are being taken for the annual Hospice daffodils fundraiser sponsored by the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association.

The Record for March 11

Midnight Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a lost wallet in the 1400 block of 13th Street.

Steamboat briefs: Steamboat Art Museum sponsoring book binding

The Steamboat Art Museum is sponsoring a two-day bookbinding workshop conducted by local artist Barbara Sanders.

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Steamboat school hosts winter ‘Olympic’ games

The Lowell Whiteman School teacher Joanne Lasko said Monday that her school has hosted winter “Olympic” games near the start of spring for as long as she can remember.

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Steamboat nurse publishes story of son’s triumph over alcoholism

When he was 6 years old, Christian Appel started to take note of his father’s alcoholism. The fabric of Christian’s story started with single words and progressed into paragraphs as he grew older. Christian’s words captured the hurt, but later they would be used to heal after his story became a book.

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Tom Ross: Skiers get it while they can

When it comes to spring skiing in winter 2011-12, it’s time to get it while you can. With a month left in the season at Steamboat Ski Area, everyone is eager to maximize the time remaining.

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Steamboat girls claim top high school honor

A strong showing from the members of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club’s girls cross-country program helped our town become the first in the state of Colorado to earn the honor of National High School Champion at the Junior Nationals Championship, which were held in Utah last weekend.

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Steamboat skiers cap off strong week with top finishes

With a little more than a kilometer and a half left in Sunday’s Junior Nationals 3x3 cross-country relay race, Max Scrimgeour was at the back of the pack, waiting to make his move.

Steamboat Springs City Council to consider airport items

Projects part of master plan and will improve safety

City Council members will consider whether to approve a resolution to use grant funding to relocate a portion of Routt County Road 44 and will consider a first reading of an ordinance to buy land near the airport.

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Jimmy Westlake: My Favorite Stars: La Superba

Have you ever seen a red star? No, I mean a really red star. Tucked in under the handle of the Big Dipper is one of the reddest stars in the sky, named La Superba.

Heroin investigation in Steamboat yields arrests

Three Steamboat Springs men have been arrested on suspicion of their involvement in heroin distribution. The All Crimes Enforcement Team drug task force arrested the men Friday night after a six-week investigation.

Quicksilver hearing delayed until March 20

Quicksilver Resources will have to wait until next week to learn the fate of its application for a special use permit to pursue a second oil well on Wolf Mountain.

Sunday, March 11

Steamboat briefs: Council on Aging hosts a St. Patty’s Day dinner

The Routt County Council on Aging hosts a St. Patty’s Day dinner and dance for seniors from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center.

The Record for March 10

1:30 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers and Steamboat Fire Rescue firefighters were called to a report of an assault in the 600 block of Lincoln Avenue.

A pair of Steamboat Springs Telemark skiers earn titles

The U.S. Telemark National Championships wrapped up Sunday in Gunstock New Hampshire and a pair of Steamboat Springs skiers stood atop the podium when it was all over.

Oak Creek's Tom Thurston slows as race progresses

Tom Thurston had hoped to finish inside the top 20 in this year’s Iditarod, but after hanging there for the first half of the race, he continued to slip back in the back Sunday as the race continued to move down the frozen Yukon River and toward the finish line in Nome.

2012 Adele Dombrowski Award winners named

The Adele Dombrowski Award is given annually to a player from each of Steamboat’s three girls youth hockey age divisions. This year’s winners were announced Sunday.

14 snowboarders head to Junior World Championships

Nine Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club snowboarders were named to compete in the FIS Junior World Championships later this month in Sierra Nevada, Spain.

Steamboat cross racers rack up podiums in Vermont

Steamboat snowboarders landed a series of high finishes last week in a NorAm snowboard cross and ski cross event in Killington, Vt.

Steamboat drops 1st baseball games

The Steamboat Springs High School baseball team lost a pair of games Saturday, falling both times in a season-opening series against Denver East. One was a tight, well-pitched game and one was an error-filled rout.

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Steamboat skier DeGrandis flies to victory

Steamboat Springs skier tops Junior Nationals podium

Steamboat Springs moguls skier Michael DeGrandis ripped up the course and the competition, and in his final shot at Junior Nationals secured his first championship, winning the dual moguls at Steamboat Ski Area.

Jane McLeod: Borage provides some character in the garden

Instead of a flowering herb plant tucked into your garden that is princess pretty, how about one that is hairy and strange looking? One that has some character.

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Winter put on pause in Steamboat Springs

Week to see temperatures in mid- and upper 50s

Pedaling hard under a vast blue sky and along a dry road on his Specialized road bike, Hayden resident Mike Markle predicted he wasn’t the only cyclist zipping down a Routt County road Sunday afternoon.

Monday Medical: Genetic counselor provides new dimensions to patients

Cancer is sometimes the tie that binds a family together, however unwillingly. These family trees of devastating disease are familiar territory for Barbara Hamlington.

County Agenda for March 12 and 13

County Agenda for March 12 and 13

2nd Wolf Mountain well goes to Routt County commissioners

The steps needed to monitor groundwater quality in the vicinity of oil wells on a mountainside southeast of Hayden are almost certain to come up Monday night.

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After years of giving, Hayden’s Doug Zirkle reaches out to community

Hayden preacher Doug Zirkle’s passion throughout life has been to serve others, so asking for help does not come easily as he battles a serious health problem.

Saturday, March 10

Nordic combined skiers shine in Steamboat event

A big weekend of Nordic combined action came to a close Saturday in Steamboat, and several local athletes stood at the top of the podium when it was all over at the Western Regional Championships.

Steamboat ski jumpers show well at Nationals

Steamboat also landed strong Nordic combined finishes at the Junior Nationals competitions earlier in the week.

Thurston on the move in Iditarod sled dog race

Tom Thurston continued through Alaska toward Nome on Sunday, making his way up the nearly 1,000 mile trail in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

On the Market: Coldwell Banker honors Steamboat manager Karen Beauvais

Karen Beauvais, employing broker at the Steamboat Springs office of Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties, has been presented the 2011 Office Managers’ Award for Excellence by Coldwell Bankers’ corporate leadership.

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Glen Eden a North Routt social hub since stagecoach days

Glen Eden Resort in Clark has a busy summer ahead and needs a new restaurant and bar owner to serve guests and the Elk River Valley.

Real estate transactions for March 2 to 8

Real estate transactions for March 2 to 8

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Strawberry Park house sells for $4 million

The clients weren’t asking for a miracle. They were looking for a luxurious home on a rural parcel with live water close to public schools with the potential for the man of the house to walk out his back door and hunt for elk.

Laurie Hallenbeck: Around the County for March 11

Happy birthday wishes to Kassidy Goddard, Brian Hoza, Shari Copeland, Amanda Archuleta, Cam Jenkins and Tyce Campbell.

Steamboat briefs: Suicide prevention group receives nonprofit status

Steamboat Springs-based Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide recently announced its new nonprofit status as an independent 501(c)3 entity.

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Steamboat school officials question Fund Board dollars for local groups

Steamboat Springs Education Fund Board members work long hours each year as they weigh the millions of dollars in grant requests they receive — and consensus often is elusive.

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Glide the Divide, Cody’s Challenge events set for Saturday

On Saturday, those residents in Steamboat and surrounding Routt County will have a horrible decision to make: They’ll have to choose which of two grueling events to take part in.

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Tom Ross: Angler, party of 4

We make reservations for dinner and reserve our hotel rooms on the Internet. When we travel, we wouldn’t think of showing up at the rental car counter without a reservation. Why not reserve a fishing spot?

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Steamboat plans for improvements to Yampa Street

Although city officials, community leaders and Yampa business owners may not be sure what the street eventually will become, one thing they agree on is that Steamboat Springs needs a plan.

The Jail Report for March 3 to 9

The Jail Report for March 3 to 9

The Record for March 9

12:04 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a suspicious person at U.S. Highway 40 and Mount Werner Road.

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Steamboat Pentathlon savory event for competitors

More than 200 show up for annual test

Barkley Robinson won the Steamboat Pentathlon again, dashing across snow, slush and street in Steamboat endurance event. Hannah Williams won the long course on the women’s side.

Joel Reichenberger: Saturday a sweet one

If you couldn’t find a way to love Saturday in Steamboat Springs, you may be reading the wrong newspaper and living in the wrong town.

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National stage awaits Steamboat girls hockey players

The girls hockey season in Steamboat Springs is winding down but not before five local players have the opportunity to step onto the national stage in Dallas at the end of the month.

Dr. John R. Sharp: Facts on colon cancer

There are 75,000 new cases of colon cancer each year in Americans between ages 45 and 80. Thus, one out of 4,800 people will develop colon cancer each year.

Jim Stanko: Honor a soldier

The people of Colorado suffered among the greatest number of losses in the Vietnam War, sacrificing 623 servicemen and servicewomen in combat.

Mark C. Hartless: Policy is wrong

I think the Steamboat Pilot & Today’s elimination of anonymous comments on its website represents capitulation to political, social and financial pressure from those who oftentimes find some comments from the rabble to be an inconvenient truth.

Roberta Gill: An in-shape plate

The USDA's MyPlate is meant to be a visual guide, but there are many ways you can “Get Your Plate in Shape” during National Nutrition Month.

Our View: Montessori could stay

District officials must be prepared to accept the potential ramifications of cutting an elementary Montessori program, including the formation of a Montessori charter school.

John F. Russell: Glad for what you have

It was wet, it was cold and it was slippery. But Steamboat Springs High School boy’s lacrosse coach Bob Heister said he didn’t hear one complaint from his players during the team’s practice Thursday night.

Broncos, Elway reach out to Manning

Peyton Manning visited the Broncos' headquarters Friday, adding intrigue to the team's offseason.

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Steamboat's Bryan Fletcher wins Nordic Combined World Cup

The native son's first World Cup win came on one of the sport's biggest stages Saturday in Oslo, Norway.

Friday, March 9

Steamboat Park Challenge returns Sunday

The Steamboat Park Challenge returns Sunday with the third of its five events for this season.

Steamboat skiers notch top finishes in Winter Park

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club freestyle skiers recorded a number of top finishes at an event last weekend in Winter Park.

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Steamboat’s Nicolas Veth tops J2 super-G field

Nicolas Veth finished his run, smiled as he looked up at his time — the fastest in the J2 super-G at Mammoth Mountain, Calif. — grabbed his equipment and headed for the lift.

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Steamboat skier takes 2nd place in moguls event

Steamboat Springs moguls skier Michael DeGrandis knew his run was good but not perfect Friday. DeGrandis ended up taking second in the Freestyle Junior Nationals event.

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Steamboat orchestra to delve into story behind symphony

For the final performance of the Steamboat Symphony Orchestra’s 20th anniversary season, the ensemble will take a different approach in presenting a famous symphony.

John Weibel: What the frack!

The biggest problem I see with fracking is the disposal of the process’ waste water. One-third of the injected water returns to the surface, as do most of the chemicals.

Cisco DelliQuadri: Don’t cut Montessori

Dear Steamboat Springs School District, We understand your concerns about the numbers and money foundation of the Montessori program.

Linda Halteman Lewis: Our ‘moon’ moment

I’m sure the vast majority of people living in the Yampa Valley have a special love and relationship with our natural setting.

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Beatboxer makes Steamboat debut

Aaron Heaton uses looping machine and vocals to create unique tracks

Minneapolis resident Aaron Heaton, known as Heatbox, will perform Monday night at The Tap House Sports Grill for his first appearance in Steamboat Springs.

Steamboat briefs: Routt County school lunch menus starting March 12

Routt County school lunch menus starting March 12

The Record for March 8

12:18 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of found cellphone in Steamboat. Officers returned the phone to its owner.

Hagenbuch named new Routt County extension agent

Longtime Routt County rancher Todd Hagenbuch, of Phippsburg, has been selected as the new Routt County extension agent, filling one of the roles that opened after CJ Mucklow was promoted to Western Regional Extension director in September 2011.

Steamboat, Hayden lose out on creative district designation

Steamboat Springs and Hayden are not among the latest Colorado communities to have officially designated creative districts.

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Tom Ross: Grocer eyeing the ’Boat

Is Steamboat in the running for a new branded health food store? It’s too early to say for certain, but there are signs that a new retailer to Steamboat is exploring the possibility.

5-year-old boy injures leg after falling from chairlift

A 5-year-old boy was taken to Yampa Valley Medical Center on Thursday with a suspected broken right leg after falling from a chairlift at Steamboat Ski Area.

Burglary reported in Old Town Steamboat

Steamboat Springs Police Department officers are investigating a burglary that occurred at a home in Old Town on Eighth Street sometime Thursday night or Friday morning.

Thursday, March 8

Oil and Gas Symposium fills out its speaker lineup

Six speakers will be taking part in the Northwest Colorado Oil and Gas Symposium II on Wednesday in Hayden. The event costs $20 to attend, and advance registration is required by Friday.

Routt County group seeks community input

Youth Services Coalition gauging community interest in center

The Routt County Youth Services Coalition is gauging the community’s interest in having a centralized youth services center constructed in Steamboat Springs.

BLM considers sage grouse conservation for Rockies region

The BLM is writing an environmental impact statement to analyze incorporating new sage grouse conservation measures into its resource management plans for the Rocky Mountain Region, which includes Routt National Forest.

Oak Creek Town Board cancels April's municipal election

Four Oak Creek Town Board seats were to be up for election, along with the position of mayor. However, the town has not received more nominating petitions than open seats.

Mount Harris project in Routt County delayed

A rockfall prevention project for Mount Harris Canyon has been delayed about two weeks and is not expected to begin until April 1.

Steamboat hockey players earn top honors

The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team picked up a number of honors Thursday, a trio of Sailors earning all-league or all-state honors.

Oak Creek's Thurston approaches halfway point in Iditarod

Oak Creek musher Tom Thurston was in a tight race to keep his dog team in the top 25 on Thursday, six days into his fourth try at the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Alaska.

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Junior National athletes ski through 2nd day of competition in Steamboat

The format is designed to get the best run, to encourage the biggest tricks. On Thursday, the second day of the Freestyle Skiing Junior National competition at Steamboat Ski Area, that’s exactly what happened.

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Routt County events calendar for March 9 to 15

Band of Heathens opens the Bud Light Rocks the Boat free concert series at 3 p.m. Saturday at the base of Steamboat Ski Area.

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Kyle Hollingsworth returns to Steamboat with free beer

Kyle Hollingsworth will play Old Town Pub on Saturday with his side project, the Kyle Hollingsworth Band, joined by Afro-Beat funk band Euforquestra and jamtronic Digital Beat Down playing opening sets.

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Shinsai Steamboat is 1 of 70 performances across the US

The stories that emerged from the Japan earthquake and subsequent tsunami will be told through theatrical performances across the country Sunday.

VNA gauges adult care program interest

Caring for an aging parent and a young child share at least one similarity: They’re both time- and energy-intensive undertakings.

The Record for March 7

1:12 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a drunken person yelling at Eighth and Oak streets. A warning was issued.

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Boys & Girls Club director finds her 'best self' in Northwest Colorado

In May 2007, Dana Duran became executive director at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig. In June 2009, the Boys & Girls Club of Steamboat Springs opened, and Duran now serves as director of both clubs.

Tipton visits Northwest Colorado this week

US Congressman will appear in Craig; no Steamboat stop planned

Job creation and the economy will be among the primary topics of conversation Saturday when Congressman Scott Tipton visits Craig. Tipton will host a town hall meeting from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at American Legion Post 62, 1055 Moffat County Road 7.

United Way to host $10K Day in Routt County

Organizers hope Saturday’s $10K Day for United Way fundraising event will bring the Routt County group that serves as an fundraising organization for other nonprofits a little closer to its $510,000 goal.

Steamboat briefs: Ice fishing tournament in Stagecoach is on Saturday

Guiding company Steamboat Great Outdoors will host an ice fishing tournament from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Stagecoach Reservoir. The tournament is limited to 200 adult and 50 youth entries.

Lisa Mason: Adopting a shelter dog

OK, you’ve made the decision to adopt your next dog from the shelter. Bravo! You’ve thought long and hard about it and done your emotional homework. But what about the basics?

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Steamboat couple hits the big stage with their startup company

Tony and Carrie Requist were invited to debut U Grok It during the prestigious Launch Festival in San Francisco this week. The feedback has been positive.

Wednesday, March 7

Education Fund Board awards to community groups spark debate

With tight competition for funding from a city of Steamboat Springs sales tax for education, school district officials questioned Wednesday whether education-oriented community groups ought to get as much money as they have in recent years from the Education Fund Board.

Steamboat skiers shine at cross-country event

Emily Hannah highlighted the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club’s results Wednesday at the Olympic venue in Soldier Hollow, Utah, with a fourth-place finish in the mass start cross-country race at the Junior National Championships.

Pentathlon returns to Steamboat Springs

Athletes to take on event Saturday

More than 220 athletes again will swarm Steamboat Springs on a series of courses so elaborate simply writing them down gets tiring.

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Freestylers swarm into Steamboat Springs for Junior National

5 days of Junior National competition begins

If Wednesday was a preview of things to come, freestyle skiing fans better clear their schedules. The 2012 Freestyle Skiing Junior National competition jumped into Steamboat on Wednesday, with nearly a week of action kicking off.

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CMC to realign 12th Street in project to build campus access

Colorado Mountain College will realign 12th Street as part of a construction project to make the Crawford Avenue spur the secondary access to the Alpine Campus.

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Spring break swells Steamboat lodging numbers

Steamboat skiers and riders are bracing for the big change this weekend as the Yampa Valley plunges into the heart of spring break and the clocks in their cellphones jump ahead an hour to deliver another hour of daylight for après ski revelry.

Steamboat public safety director to draft new false alarm rules

Joel Rae says existing ordinance a burden on staff time

The Steamboat Springs City Council gave Public Safety Director Joel Rae an informal OK on Tuesday to submit a revised false alarm ordinance.

Clark's Glen Eden restaurant to close Friday

Jody Mosser, of the Glen Eden Family Restaurant and Tavern, confirmed Wednesday that after a three-year run, Friday will be the last day of operation for the business associated with the larger Glen Eden Resort in Clark.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Today is the day

Thursday is National Agriculture Day, a time when producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless others across America recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by American agriculture.

Steamboat briefs: Oak Creek Town Board to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday

On the Town Board’s agenda is a resolution to cancel the town’s municipal election in April.

The Record for March 6

12:54 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a drunken driver at Ninth Street and Lincoln Avenue. A 39-year-old Steamboat man was arrested on suspicion of driving without headlights, driving under the influence and driving under suspension.

Sara Humpal continues recovery at home after plane crash

Sara Humpal, the youngest survivor of a plane crash at Yampa Valley Regional Airport in February, arrived home in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Sunday night to continue her recovery.

Tuesday, March 6

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Steamboat students picking prehistoric history from fossil-laden soil

A heavy box of sediment that was taken from a fossil-laden reservoir near Snowmass Village is attracting a lot of attention in a Steamboat Springs High School science lab.

Steamboat City Council approves Howelsen Hill jump funding

Facing a shortfall to complete upgrades to the ski jumping facilities at Howelsen Hill, the members of the ski hill’s Centennial Campaign asked the City Council to use available funds to make up the difference. They got their wish.

Corrigan outpaces Knoebel in Routt County Democratic caucus

South Routt School Board President Tim Corrigan emerged from Tuesday night’s Routt County Democratic caucus as the clear front-runner in the race for the District 1 county commissioner seat.

Pot registry in decline in Routt County, state

Number of medical marijuana patients has dropped here and across state

The number of registered medical marijuana patients has decreased 35 percent in Routt County since June 2011, a trend that mirrors statewide numbers.

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Steamboat skiers take to slopes

NCAA Championships, which starts Wednesday, to feature locals

As is often the case, the 2012 National Collegiate Men’s and Women’s Skiing Championships will have a distinct Steamboat flavor. The championships begin Wednesday and run through Saturday in Bozeman, Mont.

Karen McNish: I love Steamboat

I thank the bus drivers and all the folks in Steamboat who have turned in items, left alone equipment that wasn’t theirs or shown small kindnesses to others.

Susan Phillips: Keep Montessori

Instead of unfairly labeling the program a failure and rushing to dismantle it as a perceived ideal solution to a very challenging budget situation, the district diligently should continue to seek alternatives to eliminating this valuable and successful program that has enhanced our community for eight years by offering educational choice that is accessible to all.

Holly Wilde and Russ Doty: Unwanted consequences of the Keystone pipeline

Are projects that make climate change worse — like the Keystone XL pipeline — in the national interest? Not if short-term expedience creates long-term disaster.

Our View: The devil is in the details

It’s appropriate that Gov. John Hickenlooper’s administration is getting involved in the jurisdictional issues between local and state governments when it comes to regulating oil and gas development, but we fear Hickenlooper’s recently announced task force is nothing more than a political maneuver favoring the energy industry.

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Penguin Plunge supports Yampa Valley cancer services

Penguin Plunge participants are just a couple of weeks away from taking a dip in freezing-cold water to raise money for cancer services at Yampa Valley Medical Center.

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Joanne Palmer: It's time to make a difference

I challenge each and every one of you to make a difference. For the next week, ask yourself, “What can I do to help someone else?”

Steamboat briefs: Steamboat Dance Theatre concert tickets for sale

Steamboat Dance Theatre presents its 40th annual dance concert at 7 p.m. March 15 to 17 and at 2 p.m. March 17 in the Steamboat Springs High School auditorium.

The Record for March 5

2:18 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a couple arguing in Dream Island Plaza. The couple began arguing again later in the morning, and a 22-year-old Steamboat man was arrested on suspicion of criminal mischief related to damaging property.

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Tom Ross: Swedish Christmas in March

Christmas doesn’t come again for 292 days, but that didn’t stop us from partaking in a traditional Swedish Christmas dinner Sunday night.

Mary Walker: Making progress 1 girl at a time

The project I established four years ago to provide college and university opportunities to Maasai girls from the Tasaru Girls Rescue Centre in Narok, Kenya, now is helping six girls in various programs throughout Kenya.

Steamboat Ski Area again offering Springalicious Pass

The $99 pass is good for four days of skiing or riding during the last week of the ski season. Single-day lift tickets currently cost $105.

Monday, March 5

Steamboat upper Montessori program to get 2nd look

Parents ask School Board to save Montessori class

More than 15 parents, students and Steamboat Springs Montessori preschool and kindergarten board members spent two hours attempting to convince the School Board to stop the planned cancellation of the upper Montessori program

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Area snowpack continues to lag behind historic average

The snowpack in the mountains that feed the Yampa River with its spring and summer flows has rebounded significantly since Valentine’s Day. Now the race is on to see whether the water stored in the snow can catch up to average.

The Record for March 4

1:28 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers arrested a 22-year-old Steamboat woman on suspicion of third-degree assault after being called with Advocates Building Peaceful Communities representatives to a report of domestic violence between a man and woman.

Steamboat briefs: CNCC offers a workshop on March 14 in Hayden

Colorado Northwestern Community College is offering a workshop called Women’s Gathering, based on the book “Women Who Run With the Wolves,” with instructor Sharon Miller of Crystal Sanctuary.

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Jimmy Westlake: Venus and Jupiter light up the night

During the first two weeks of March our evening sky is swarming with bright planets — Mars in the east and Jupiter and Venus in the west. You might even catch a glimpse of the elusive Mercury.

Steamboat Education Fund Board to start vetting requests

The Steamboat Springs Education Fund Board on Wednesday will start to vet the $3.5 million in grant requests it received for the 2012-13 school year.

Steamboat City Council to consider funds

Review will occur during Capital Improvements Program presentation

The Steamboat Springs City Council has to decide how to spend nearly $350,000 in Colorado Lottery Conservation Trust Fund dollars.

Breckenridge Democrat enters Senate District 8 race

Emily Tracy to run for Senate seat

Breckenridge resident and former Cañon City council member Emily Tracy announced her plans Monday to run as a Democrat for the Senate District 8 seat that includes Routt County.

Sunday, March 4

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Luke Graham: Just wait for spring sports to start

Whatever people may or may not have done, the snow is finally here. But here’s another way to get snow to come. Just wait for spring sports to start.

County Agenda for March 5 and 6

County Agenda for March 5 and 6

Monday Medical: How to prevent colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer is one of the most preventable forms of cancer. This is truly a profound finding, considering the fact colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S.

The Record for March 3

1:35 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers pulled over a 19-year-old Steamboat man at Walton Creek Road and Lincoln Avenue and arrested the man on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs, possessing Schedule 1 and 2 narcotics, possessing drug paraphernalia and weaving.

Steamboat briefs: Steamboat Pentathlon registration ends Monday

The registration deadline for the Steamboat Pentathlon is Monday. The race is Saturday.

Deb Babcock: Plants will filter the air in your home or office

Feng shui is a popular and very old Chinese concept of being in harmony with your environment.Indoor plants in your environment can add to this positive energy flow in a number of ways.

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Training the next generation in the language of music

The Steamboat Springs community boasts a number of exceptional musicians, not the least of which is 11-year-old Jacob VanDerWerf. He is not only an excellent violinist in his own right, but he is now teaching violin to first-grader Natalia Craig.

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Routt County Habitat receives $90,000 grant

Routt County group announces sponsor for Riverside neighborhood duplex

Routt County Habitat for Humanity board members and Concordia Lutheran Church parishioners on Sunday joined hands and bowed their heads as they blessed the foundation of the duplex in west Steamboat that workers will start to frame Saturday.

Steamboat School District to end Montessori level

Enrollment in higher level of alternative education program in decline

The Steamboat Springs School District will not offer its upper level Montessori program at Strawberry Park Elementary School next school year because of a drop in the alternative education program’s enrollment, Superintendent Brad Meeks said.

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Steamboat Springs Running Series bulks up in 2012

Longer trail races added to summer circuit

The 2012 Steamboat Springs Running Series will include many of the old highlights, but when the schedule was officially set and registration opened recently, a few new monster challenges stood staring Steamboat’s runners right in the face.

Steamboat Springs jumpers fly in Utah

The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club’s Nordic combined squad earned a number of top finishes in Park City, Utah, on Friday during the first day of the Junior National competition.

Steamboat's Bryan Fletcher great again at World Cup

Steamboat Springs Nordic combined skier Bryan Fletcher notched yet another top 10 finish in a Nordic combined World Cup event, finishing seventh in an event in Lahti, Finland.

Business owners planning Routt County Redneck Olympics

A group of business owners in Hayden and Steamboat Springs hopes to give spectators a big reason to travel to the Routt County Fairgrounds around the time of Hayden Daze in July.

Saturday, March 3

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Steamboat's Meghan Rabbitt signs with Carroll College

Steamboat Springs High School's Meghan Rabbit has signed a letter of intent to play soccer at Carroll College in Helena, Mont., in the fall. There, she’ll likely fill the role that she has in Steamboat as a central back defender.

Real estate transactions for Feb. 24 to March 1

Real estate transactions for Feb. 24 to March 1

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Purchase of Porches of Steamboat unit highlights transactions

There was mixed news on the real estate front this week, with the $2.58 million sale of a five-bedroom home in The Porches of Steamboat but a softening of pending sales.

On the Market: Drexel Barrell shares in base promenade award

Taking part in the celebration of the award presented for engineering construction management in a medium community to the promenade at Steamboat Ski Area last month by the Colorado Chapter of the American Public Works Association was Drexel, Barrell & Co. engineering and surveying.

1st-quarter market sends mixed signals in Routt

At first glance, January’s transaction volume is less than half of the 136 transactions recorded in January 2011. However, Land Title’s Stan Urban said in a written report that the 2011 numbers were inflated by timeshare transactions.

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Jarryd Hughes bursts onto snowboard cross scene

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club snowboarder Jarryd Hughes can’t remember exactly where he placed in his first snowboard competition. He could have finished last, and he has no idea.

Oak Creek musher Tom Thurston on his way in Iditarod

Oak Creek musher Tom Thurston said he was gunning for a top 20 finish in this year’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Alaska, and Saturday, he was well ahead of his goal.

Laurie Hallenbeck: Around the County for March 4

Sincere condolences to Tim Redmond and the family and friends of Jim Redmond, who recently passed away.

Steamboat briefs: Registration for Steamboat Pentathlon ends Monday

The registration deadline for Saturday’s Steamboat Pentathlon is Monday.

John F. Russell: Strike 1 for Pete Weber

Tennis had John McEnroe throwing fits, basketball had Bobby Knight throwing chairs and bowling has Pete Weber throwing strikes.

The Record for March 2

12:05 a.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters were called to a ambulance request.

The Jail Report for Feb. 25 to March 2

The Jail Report for Feb. 25 to March 2

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Steamboat dispensary owner questions marijuana legalization

A state ballot initiative that would legalize marijuana possession for recreational use is getting a lukewarm reaction from the owner of Steamboat Springs’ largest medical marijuana dispensary.

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Sunshine Kids enjoy weeklong ski camp in Steamboat

Large, dense snowflakes had just begun to fall Friday on Mount Werner as 26 children with the Sunshine Kids camp tossed around snowballs and laughed on the side of the NASTAR course at Steamboat Ski Area.

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Ice fishing a lazy way to pass a winter day

Fishing by nature is low key, but even by fishing standards, ice fishing is laid back. “Ice fishing is just low stress,” said Kent Baucke of Steamboat Great Outdoors. “It’s just a good time, and it’s even great for families."

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Tom Ross: Fateful spin of the wheel

Jason Sandgren and Amy Guear will travel to Los Angeles from Steamboat next month where one spin of the “Wheel of Fortune” could change their fate, leading to marital bliss and a solution to their housing dilemma. Or not.

Joel Reichenberger: Ski dreaming

When we set out Monday, I figured there’d be no better time to demo some skis. After a stop at One Stop Ski Shop, I was set, lugging home a pair of Armada TST 183 centimeter skis. Big. Mistake.

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Local governments seek stronger voice in oil and gas exploration

With the quality of air, water and the public health all potentially at stake, the relationship between the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, which regulates the state’s energy industry, and local governments in Colorado is being tested.

Lynn Abbott: Come to caucus

If you are a registered Democrat, you have the opportunity at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to attend your caucus

Our View: Truth and legislative pay

Citizen legislators ought to be able to represent their constituents at the state Capitol without taking a hit to the pocketbook for doing so, but there should be more transparency and honesty when it comes to per diem pay for Colorado lawmakers.

Friday, March 2

Democratic caucus nears in Routt County

Registered Routt County residents can hear about issues, speeches Tuesday

Registered Routt County Democrats will hear short speeches from political candidates and their surrogates and push for issues to be added to the party platform during party caucuses Tuesday night.

Routt County investigation yields wildlife charges

Michigan man accused of threatening officers

A 41-year-old Michigan man is accused of threatening undercover wildlife officers with an air rifle, threatening to scalp one of them with a knife and committing five misdemeanors related to wildlife crimes in southern Routt County over a several-year period.

Steamboat briefs: Lowell Whiteman Primary announces its honor roll

The following Lowell Whiteman Primary School students earned academic honors for their second trimester academic performance by earning straight A’s in all classes.

Routt County Council on Aging meal menus for March 5 to 9

Routt County Council on Aging mean menus

Routt County school lunch menus for week of March 5

School lunch menus for the week of March 5

The Record for March 1

1:26 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a domestic dispute in Steamboat. A 25-year-old Steamboat woman was arrested on suspicion of first-degree trespassing.

Hayden basketball teams fall at regionals

The Tigers boys team fell Friday in the regional tournament, ending their season with a 70-67 loss to Peyton. The girls team also struggled, losing 62-33 to The Vanguard School.

Steamboat Whiteout Volleyball club continues success

Whiteout Volleyball celebrates largest number of participants

The Whiteout Volleyball Club began as a way for players in Routt County to get in some extra time on the court. Six years later, the program is celebrating its largest number of participants.

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Soroco senior Lauryn Bruggink inks with Texas school

Soroco senior to join women’s wrestling program

With a gleam in her eye and a hall full of applauding friends, Soroco High School senior Lauryn Bruggink put pen to paper Friday, signing on to accept a scholarship to wrestle for Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, Texas.

Steamboat hospital staff stars in patient-safety film

Their end product was a 13-minute video that will be shown to hospital employees next week.

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Steamboat native sisters are dressing the stars

Tredways making headlines with corset fashion line

Steamboat's Ariel and Danielle Tredway launched a fashion line for their custom, handmade corsets in January. Their wearable art has been thrust into the national spotlight, featured on the stage of the American Country Awards and in the pages of national magazines.

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Steamboat students learn about Pakistan

Iqra Fund Executive Director Genevieve Chabot visited students at Lowell Whiteman Primary School to educate them about children who live in remote mountain villages in Pakistan.

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Routt County events calendar for March 2 to 8

The Grammy-nominated David Mayfield plays as part of the David Mayfield Parade at 9:30 p.m. Thursday at Old Town Pub alongside New York’s Boom Chick guitar and drums duo.

Thursday, March 1

Quicksilver's 2nd well at Wolf Mountain gets nod of approval

The Routt County Planning Commission voted, 7-2, on Thursday night to recommend approval of a permit for Quicksilver Resource’s second exploratory oil well on Wolf Mountain about six miles northeast of Hayden.

More than 11K overnight guests expected in Steamboat this weekend

Weekend occupancy at Steamboat lodging properties appears poised to stay on track with 2011 numbers this weekend, but midweek visitor numbers look to be down.

Commmunity Agriculture Alliance: ReTree Steamboat: Planting a tree near you

For the past two summers, the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council has partnered with the Colorado State Forest Service, Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp., the city of Steamboat Springs and many other groups, businesses and volunteers to host ReTree Steamboat, a day when thousands of seedlings are planted in local forests to help combat the impact of the mountain pine beetle epidemic.

State Rep. Baumgardner's methane bill gets initial approval

In a party-line vote, the Colorado House of Representatives gave initial approval this week to a bill that would add methane gas captured from active or inactive coal mines to the state’s renewable energy standard.

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February yields above-average snowfall in Steamboat area

After a sluggish start to the season, Steamboat Ski Area recorded more than 100 inches of snow in February — a total that is above average for the month. And March is off to a good start.

The Record for Feb. 29

12:54 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a drunken person passed out on a doorstep in the first block of Cypress Court. The person was given a ride home.

Steamboat briefs: Routt County Democratic Party caucuses to be held Tuesday

The 2012 Routt County Democratic Party precinct caucuses are at 7 p.m. Tuesday at various locations across the county.

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Big Air event delivers big thrills at Howelsen Hill

There were plenty of great jumps Thursday at Howelsen Hill for the second event of the Steamboat Park Challenge circuit, with skiers and snowboarders flipping, twisting and spinning through the night sky.

Hayden basketball squads ready for regionals

The Hayden High School boys basketball team, seeded third in the four-team Region 7, likes its chances when it opens regional play at 7:30 p.m. Friday against Peyton in Westminster.

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A. Tom Collins returns to Steamboat with jazz-punk sound

Led by Aaron Thomas Collins, the indie-jazz-punk band needs no distortion pedals to twist its smoky bar-room blues into a driving dance party.

Laura Tyler: Pet leadership, and what it means

Leadership is not yelling, but that’s how many dog owners approach it. What they might not know is that yelling doesn’t teach, and teaching is what’s needed to be a great leader.

First Friday Artwalk listings in Steamboat for March 2

First Friday Artwalk listings in Steamboat for March 2

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Painter Laura Wait debuts show during First Friday Artwalk

Change is bubbling to the surface in the life of local artist Laura Wait, whose newest show, "Scriptography," debuts Friday at K. Saari Gallery during First Friday Artwalk.

Steamboat Springs sales tax revenues down in January

Missing tax filers responsible for decline

Steamboat Springs sales tax collections declined year over year for the first time in nine months, according to a report released Thursday by the city.

Mel Stewart named Steamboat's fire chief

He takes over for Ron Lindroth, who left Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue in January to take a position in Montana. Stewart has been with the city since 1997.