News for Saturday, March 31, 2012



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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.