News for Saturday, March 3, 2012



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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.