News for Thursday, March 29, 2012

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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.