News for Thursday, November 8, 2012




Rob Douglas: Mary Jane and the Republican Party

On Tuesday night, it’s a safe bet more than a few card-carrying members of the Grand Old Party sought tearful solace in the company of Jim Beam, Jack Daniels and Johnnie Walker.

Oak Creek holds public hearing on budget, awards trash contract

On Thursday, the town of Oak Creek held a public hearing on its 2013 proposed budget as part of a budgeting process that has lasted for months.

Steamboat briefs: LIFT-UP's Pasta 4 the People fundraiser is Wednesday

LIFT-UP of Routt County’s second annual Pasta 4 the People fundraiser is at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center.

Northwest Colorado property rights advocates vow to carry on

Three of the four candidates from Northwest Colorado whose views most closely matched up with the goals of Citizens were defeated in the election.

Energy Diet: Advanced actions to save energy

Of the eight advanced actions, five require detailed planning, additional financial resources and most likely contracting skilled professionals to be effective.

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Luke Graham: Battle Mountain's run to state title a win for Western Slope

Steamboat's longtime rival on the soccer pitch is on the cusp of something rare in the state of Colorado. Soccer on the Western Slope has been defined by the two mountain schools. Steamboat and Battle Mountain have waged classic battles for years.

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Skiing with the US Ski Team at Copper Mountain’s new Speed Center

Don’t be surprised if you notice a little less skid in my turns this year. I had a little help on Halloween. While the rest of the country was carving pumpkins, I was carving turns with members of the U.S. Ski Team at the new U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper Mountain.

United Way hopes for big donations in small window Friday

The collection effort will be centered around Untied Way partner City Market, capturing the lunch crowd from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.

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Steamboat duo Chamberlin Birch releases debut EP

The local contemporary folk and country duo is releasing a debut EP of five songs in conjunction with a free concert at 6 p.m. Friday at Sweetwater Grill. The album is available on iTunes and at the CD release party.

The Record for Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012

7:04 a.m. Officers were called to a report of a person in the 2900 block of West Acres Drive who was receiving unwanted text messages from a family member.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Drought effects on grazing permits

Just as private interests must cope with uncontrollable external influences, public land managers also must evaluate changed conditions and adapt accordingly.

5 things Routt County voters can take away from 2012's general election

The results for Routt County in the 2012 general election were somewhat predictable, but some interesting information can be gleaned from individual races.

A Dog's Eye View: Head halters and harnesses — times have changed

Thankfully, our equipment and methods for teaching dogs have changed dramatically since then. We now have so many more choices of equipment that are effective and gentler on our dogs and us.

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Steamboat's annual Festival of Trees lights up Saturday

The decorated trees will be on display from Nov. 10 to 19, after which the sponsor for each tree will collect them to either display in their business or to donate to a needy family this holiday season.

Thoughtful Parenting: It takes just 1 (hour)

Regular physical activity is essential for weight maintenance and prevention of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer and osteoporosis.

Steamboat man gets 90 days in jail for role in downtown fight

A Steamboat Springs man was sentenced this week to 90 days in jail for his involvement in a Dec. 11 fight in downtown Steamboat that led to another man being airlifted to Denver with a skull fracture.

Steamboat Springs School Board member Wayne Lemley resigns

Lemley's resignation Thursday came amid an effort by the School Board to declare his seat vacant because of three consecutive missed meetings.

Steamboat cyclists show well in time-stretched event

A group of Steamboat riders logged top finishes at a 25-hour race in Utah, squeezing one last big race in before winter.

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Mouthguard fitting fundraiser supports local youth hockey

Pine Grove Dental Arts will offer fitting for custom sports mouthguards from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday for a $20 donation to the Steamboat Springs Youth Hockey Association.

Thursday is deadline to vote for Steamboat over Bellingham, Wash., in ski town contest

Time is running out to vote for Steamboat Springs in round one of Powder Magazine's Ski Town Throwdown.

Timely winter storm forecast for Steamboat inside 2 weeks to start of ski season

Perhaps more important than the natural snow will be frigid overnight temperatures that could allow snowmaking crews at Steamboat to kick into full gear Saturday and Sunday nights.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Thursday, Nov. 8

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