News for Thursday, November 15, 2012



Rob Douglas: Barkey, Wiggins, Rae and 64

Last week’s decision by Colorado voters to legalize the recreational use of marijuana has triggered an avalanche of local, state and national reaction.

Steamboat briefs: Large part of Spring Creek Trail closed until April 15

A large portion of the Spring Creek Trail has been closed to public access as part of the annual seasonal wildlife closure that began Thursday.

Routt County's district attorney won't drop petty pot cases

Despite imminent changes to the state’s marijuana laws, 14th Judicial District Attorney Brett Barkey said Thursday he has no plans to dismiss petty pot cases currently being prosecuted in the courts.

Thoughtful Parenting: Cutting back on sugary drinks

Cut the habit. How can you reduce or eliminate the amount of sugar-sweetened beverages your family consumes?

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Ski and snowboard touring gear finding its way to Steamboat shelves

A new wave of boots, bindings and other equipment could be the perfect answer for the occasional backcountry skier.

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Routt County's Three Wire Bar & Grill on pace to lose at least $100K

The assistant airport manager said the first year of operation included one-time start-up costs that affected the bottom line.

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HS45 jump finished at Steamboat Springs' Howelsen Hill

The new HS45 jump at Howelsen Hill is finished, and it will provide a year-round jump for all abilities.

Steamboat's annual Big Snow Dance and Backcountry Ball team up

The Big Snow Dance Backcountry Ball begins at 7 p.m. Saturday at Olympian Hall at the base of Howelsen Hill.

Food donations needed for Thanksgiving dinner in Steamboat

Organizers do not want to contend with a turkey shortage again this year during the Routt County United Way Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Adopting a Colorado Environmental Education Plan

There is a movement within Colorado to provide education that is nature-based, promotes practical, 21st century skills, improves critical thinking, connects youths to the broader community and helps educators teach to core curriculum and TCAP test standards.

A Dog's Eye View: Teaching your dog 2nd gear

Combining management and training when teaching a pup to calm down in a non-aversive way helps to build the trust bond necessary for a positive lifetime relationship.

Ranchers, sportsmen have plan to protect land from oil, gas drilling

Colorado ranchers and sportsmen have hatched a novel plan to protect 220,000 acres of high-country public land from oil and gas drilling: Buy back the leases from energy companies.

Ski resorts dig deep for revenue

It wasn’t just weak snow that pinched resort communities last winter. Rising fuel prices, airline woes and reticent vacationers forced resort towns like Steamboat, Telluride, Crested Butte and Vail to pay more to airlines for consistent flights into regional mountain airports.

The Record for Nov. 14, 2012

12:27 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers contacted a person who was rolling on the ground at Seventh Street and Lincoln Avenue.

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Steamboat Mountain Film Festival brings legends to life at Chief Theater

“Legend of Aahhh’s” will screen at the annual Steamboat Mountain Film Festival, which kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday with Standard Films’ “2112."

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Thursday, Nov. 15

A Steamboat Springs gondola carriage will be in a Houston parade, a Steamboat resident is starting a sunscreen company and work has started on restoring a stretch of the Yampa River.