News for Wednesday, November 7, 2012




Part of CR 52 north of US 40 will be closed Thursday

Routt County Road 52 will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday one mile north of its intersection with U.S. Highway 40.

Officials: Routt County wildfires highlight persistent dryness

Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit officials warn that two wildfires in Routt County this week highlight the persistent dry conditions that have kept the area’s fire risk unusually high for this time of year.

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Passage of Amendment 64 gives way to questions about implementation, federal intervention

Colorado voters, especially those in Steamboat Springs, made it clear Tuesday they wanted marijuana legalized, and the passage of Amendment 64 has ignited a complicated process.

Early voting results key to Democratic wins in Routt County

Democrats in Routt County as well as across Colorado celebrated Tuesday night after taking control of the state House and Senate and seeing the passage of two amendments with widespread liberal support.

The Record for Nov. 6, 2012

6:45 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a person who found a handgun on a trail near Mountain Vista Circle. Police retrieved the gun.

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Routt County GOP seeks comeback after losses in general election

When they woke up Wednesday morning, Routt County Republicans didn’t wait long to start planning a comeback.

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Jimmy Westlake: Catch a view of Pisces the Fish this month

Tucked in just beneath the constellations of Pegasus and Andromeda, Pisces represents the mythological characters of Venus and her son Cupid.

Democratic state legislators rare in Northwest Colorado

When Dick Soash was elected state senator in 1976, it was the first time a local Democrat held the seat since Republican rancher Charlie Murphy wrestled the seat away from Steamboat’s "Preachin’" Bob Norvell in 1928.

Sponsorships on sale for Steamboat Winter Sports Club Foundation fundraiser

Tables currently are available for the second annual Stars at Night fundraiser. Individual tickets go on sale Nov. 21.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Wednesday, Nov. 7

Find all the election results from local and statewide races here along with local news.

Voters in Colorado support Obama for 2nd presidential term

Colorado voters picked President Barack Obama on Tuesday, the first time the state backed a Democratic presidential candidate for a second term in 76 years.

Coloradans say 'yes' to recreational use of marijuana

Voters approved an amendment legalizing recreational marijuana use in Colorado on Tuesday, making this one of two states to end prohibition of the drug but also raising new legal questions and setting up potential court battles.

Colorado voters back pursuit of campaign spending limits

Amendment 65, which would theoretically stop the influence of corporate spending in political campaigns, was projected to win by The Denver Post, netting more than two-thirds of the votes.

Amendment S gains voter approval to change Colorado personnel system

Amendment S would change the state charter, allowing as many as six finalists for a job, allowing temporary workers to work as long as nine months and allowing job applicants to live within 30 miles of the Colorado border.

Mitsch Bush wins Colorado House seat

Mitsch Bush beat Republican opponent Chuck McConnell with 55 percent of the vote.

Tipton brushes off Democrat Sal Pace in Colorado's 3rd Congressional District

Tipton ran away in what was expected to be a much closer contest for one of the country's largest congressional districts.

Our View: An open letter to Tuesday's election winners

Despite the closely contested elections, there are a number of things most Americans feel strongly about and on which you must focus during your next term.