News for Saturday, March 17, 2012



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.