News for Tuesday, March 27, 2012



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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.