News for Tuesday, November 13, 2012



Steamboat briefs: Volunteers are needed for Salvation Army bell-ringing

The holiday Salvation Army Kettle Campaign begins the day after Thanksgiving and runs through Christmas Eve.

Steamboat Springs City Council passes on emergency marijuana ordinance

The council voted unanimously Tuesday to table an emergency ordinance proposed by Public Safety Director Joel Rae that would have prohibited the establishment of recreational marijuana facilities for the next 90 days.

Uncertainty in short-term, long-term forecasts for Steamboat Springs

The long-term climate forecast is presenting a bit of a wild card when it comes to predicting what kind of winter is in store for Northwest Colorado.

The Record for Monday, Nov. 12, 2012

8:31 a.m. Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters were called to a report of a gas leak in the 100 block of Ninth Street.

Our View: County is best served when both parties are viable

One might assume, based on the results of the Nov. 6 election, that the two-party system in Routt County is on life support, if not already dead. On the surface, it seems the Democrats are in full control.

Ken Brenner: Clean Water Act anniversary

The Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1948 became the Clean Water Act (CWA) in 1972 as concerns about water pollution led to significant amendments to the old legislation. The CWA established regulations for the discharge of wastewater and other pollutants into the waters of the United States. It also set water quality standards for surface water pollution and funded the construction of wastewater treatment plants.

Paul Bonnifield: Greatness of the US

Having read Rob Douglas’ political rant “Mary Jane and the GOP” (Nov. 9 Steamboat Today), I think it is time to take a variable look at the constitution of the United States.

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Steamboat students delve into 'The Things They Carried' with workshop

Decisions and consequences were the centerpiece of the interdisciplinary Literature to Life workshop in Steamboat Springs High School’s American Studies class.

South Routt School Board earns state honor

When a panel of six judges from across the state met this year to select an outstanding school board to recognize at the Colorado Association of School Boards' state convention later this month, South Routt quickly rose to the top of the list.

Steamboat Springs set to host 2nd annual Paddle Battle

The ping pong tournament is Friday at the Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs and McKnight's Irish Pub.

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Steamboat Ski Area names new terrain park manager

Dave Reilly will be responsible for developing features and implementing the ski area's ParkWise safety initiative, among other duties.

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Steamboat's Sleeping Giant Gallery to close at end of November

Steamboat Springs photographer Don Tudor, known mostly for his images of the outdoors, is closing the Sleeping Giant Gallery in the Alpen Glow building after nine years in downtown Steamboat Springs. Second-home owners seek Tudor out for his photographs of Yampa Valley landscapes, horse drives and wildlife.

Petitions about Oak Creek enterprise funds certified

Five petitions about Oak Creek’s plan to charge its enterprise funds management fees have been certified.

Online petition started asking White House to support states' right to legalize marijuana

Now that the We the People petition website is front and center, another online petition has been started to ask the White House to support a law respecting the rights of states to legalize, regulate and tax marijuana.

Mountain locations around Steamboat Springs register more than 1 inch of moisture

There is a chance of snow showers in the Elkhead Mountains along the Colorado-Wyoming border in northwest Routt County sometime after midnight Wednesday.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Tuesday, Nov. 13

Steamboat Ski Area announced its Bud Light Rocks the Boat winter concert lineup, the Steamboat City Council will consider a marijuana moratorium and a petition was started to allow Colorado to secede.

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Local collegiate athletes update

Local collegiate athletes update