News for Thursday, November 22, 2012

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Community Agriculture Alliance: Why I believe in the Alliance

As the executive director of the Community Agriculture Alliance, I have the opportunity to discuss issues that impact agricultural interests as well as the need to protect agriculture in Northwest Colorado.

The Record for Nov. 21, 2012

12:07 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a person who passed out in the 3100 block of South Lincoln Avenue. Officers checked on the person and waited for a taxi to arrive to take the person home.

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Newest skis and snowboards combine some new with some old

Every trend comes to an end, and even as the newest crop of skis and snowboards push the envelope in some areas, manufacturers have doubled back in others.

Steamboat briefs: Secret supper club starts in Steamboat on Dec. 6

A secret supper club is starting in Steamboat, and you’re invited.

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Routt County's Community Thanksgiving Dinner provides way to connect

The Community Thanksgiving Dinner is a cross section of the community in socioeconomic terms, but it also provides a place for Steamboat residents long in the tooth to mingle with those who might be getting their first experience of the town.

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Steamboat Ski Area kicks off 50th anniversary season

As Rich Rucker was wrapping up skiing on Opening Day at Steamboat Ski Area, he paraphrased Warren Miller: There’s never been a bad day of skiing.

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Turkey Trot draws record crowd in Steamboat on Thanksgiving

Pushing, pedaling, pulling, rolling and — oh yeah — running, a record number of participants took part Thursday morning in the annual Turkey Trot race.

A Dog's Eye View: Thanksgiving is for dogs, too

You get out what you put in plus dividends

In my life, Thanksgiving always has been a holiday dedicated to and enriched by the four F’s: family, friends, food and football. In my particular household, the letter D, for dogs, also was always a part of the alphabetic litany.

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Bill Fetcher: Rope tows and skiing, ’50s style

While of little historic value, the rope tow hill that served the ranching community of Clark, 20 miles north of Steamboat Springs, was perhaps typical of weekend rope tow hill operations.

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Andy Bockelman: ‘Life of Pi’ a complex coming-of-age tale on the high seas

Filled with depth, good humor and life lessons, “Life of Pi” is consistently riveting as we follow an unlikely pair — a meek, young Indian man and a full-grown Bengal tiger — adrift at sea.

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Steamboat Springs to host Dirty Dozen Brass Band on Saturday

In its 35th year, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band still brings it. The band opens the Bud Light Rocks the Boat free concert series Saturday.

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Steamboat's Teri Rose fills holiday season with musical and artistic endeavors

While seeing her father play with the Roswell Symphony, a young Teri Rose was seated such that, in order to see her father play the trombone, she had to look through the harpist’s strings.

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Steamboat Living: Cooking with Mahogany Ridge Chef Jason Salisbury

Jason Salisbury remembers the humble and messy start to his cooking career.

Steamboat Living: 8 questions with Steamboat skiing icon Billy Kidd

8 questions with Steamboat skiing icon Billy Kidd

Steamboat Living: Tom Ross Remembers - Of Howelsen & Boat Tows

How great is it that Steamboat gets to celebrate two big anniversaries within a month of each other in January and February 2013?

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Steamboat Living: Green Building Tour offers lessons in homebuilding

The home of Mayling Simpson and Paul Hebert offers a spectacular location in Old Town Steamboat Springs. But before the couple could feel cozy and secure in the house that has been remodeled several times, they had to unravel a complex knot of issues from the crawl space to the attic and roof.

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Steamboat Living: BASE jumping enthusiast Kerry Lofy discusses love for skiing, teaching and Steamboat

It was a bad place to slip. Standing at the edge of the Eiger’s 4,000-foot vertical face in Switzerland in late August, Steamboat Springs local Kerry Lofy readied his gear for his first wing-suit BASE jump and launched off the lip.

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Steamboat Living: Making snow an old hat for Steamboat’s snowmakers

“It was a tough year, the fourth lowest snowfall in 33 years,” sighs Doug Allen, vice president of mountain operations at Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp., when describing last year’s ski season.

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Steamboat Living: Quick Hits - Rainbow Town USA

Dorothy would have been right at home singing in Steamboat Springs this summer.

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Steamboat Living: Capturing Kidspiration with Susanmarie Oddo

In 7-year-old Hazen Kreis is a blossoming sense of curiosity; a world of energy beaming out through his wide, bespectacled eyes.

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Steamboat Living: Essay from the Boat - How a local author/filmmaker tries to stay on task in Steamboat

That damn window. If I lean back, I can see the top of the gondola from my desk. Staring out on a day like this, it’s anyone’s guess what my mind is gathering. Inspiration?

Steamboat Living: Quick Hits - Hero to zero snow years make 2013 hard to predict

If ever there were two schizophrenic snow seasons in Steamboat, it was the back-to-back winters of 2010-11 and 2011-12.

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Steamboat Living: Quick Hits - Bordens plan super-sized fireworks for Winter Carnival

Tim Borden was a wide-eyed second-grader in Montreal, Quebec, when he laid eyes on his first love.

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Steamboat Living: Quick Hits - Marquee rapid on Yampa rearranged from rockfall

River runners who run Warm Springs Rapid in Yampa Canyon next year might want to give the rapid a second look while scouting. In early August, rockfall altered the landmark drop significantly.

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Steamboat Living: Quick Hits - Steamboat Symphony Orchestra training high-caliber performerse

The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club might create virtuosos on the snow, but another nonprofit in town is doing the same on a different playing field.

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Steamboat Living: Quick Hits - Steamboat Powdercats Turns 30

If cats have nine lives, Steamboat Powdercats, founded in 1983 by Jupiter and Barbara Jones, is doing pretty well, celebrating its 30th birthday this year.

Steamboat Living: Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

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Steamboat Living: From the Editor - Mushing into a New Season

The ritual is always the same. Move everything from its summer berth in the garage — the kayaks, rafts, bikes, pogo sticks, tents, backpacks, fishing gear, coolers and more — back into its crawl space nook to make room for two cars and ski gear.

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Steamboat Living: Quick Hits - Ski area turns 50, Winter Carnival turns 100

Two of the town’s strongest ties to snowsports are celebrating special anniversaries this season, with Steamboat Ski Area turning 50 and Winter Carnival turning a whopping 100.