News for Tuesday, October 2, 2012



Steamboat briefs: Applications for Register of Historic Properties due

Applications for designation on the Routt County Register of Historic Properties are due Wednesday in the Routt County Board of Commissioners Office in the Routt County Courthouse.

Ken Brenner: We owe thanks

The Yampa River Valley owes a huge thank you to the Colorado Water Trust for supplementing the in-stream flow with its purchase of water from the Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District. Thank you to all the others who supported the effort.

Our View: A better measuring stick is needed for marketing

The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association has its sights set on summer 2013, but before the city dedicates more money to that effort there needs to be a well-defined method for measuring the desired outcome.

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Steamboat Springs volleyball team struggles in 3-game loss to Battle Mountain

The Battle Mountain High School volleyball team swept Steamboat Springs on Tuesday.

Steamboat Springs Mustache Ride to benefit Routt County Humane Society

The Mustache Ride kicks off at 3 p.m. Saturday at McKnight’s Irish Pub & Loft and includes stops at nine other local establishments throughout the evening.

Voter registration deadline approaching

With the voter registration deadline less than a week away, Routt County Clerk and Recorder Kay Weinland is encouraging voters to verify their information online.

Oak Creek Town Board member appears in court

The Oak Creek Town Board member accused of committing a hate crime against a black teenager has retained an attorney and appeared briefly in court Tuesday.

Candidates for commissioner acknowledge strain between rural Routt and Steamboat Springs

Much of the friction has come from frustration over the approval process for permitting new oil and gas wells and some residents’ inability to collect royalties.

Loss of TIC jobs to be gradual, manageable for Steamboat

The effects of TIC leaving Steamboat Springs likely will be gradual and manageable for the local economy, a local economic analyst says.

Steamboat sales tax collections see modest gain in August

Sales tax collections in Steamboat Springs saw a modest gain in August marking the fifth consecutive month of year-over-year increases and the seventh month this year.

Water education series wraps up Thursday in Steamboat Springs

Some of the state’s leading water experts are coming to Steamboat Springs to share their knowledge during a forum Thursday at Colorado Mountain College’s Alpine Campus.

The Record for Oct. 1, 2012

1:43 a.m. West Routt Fire Protection District firefighters were called to a report of a car on fire near mile marker 111 on U.S. Highway 40. An older-model Mercedes-Benz had an oil leak and the fire was out when firefighters arrived.

First Friday Artwalk listings for Oct. 5

First Friday Artwalk runs from 5 to 8 p.m. at various downtown Steamboat Springs venues.

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Friends of the Chief closes on historic theater in downtown Steamboat

The nonprofit group closed on its purchase of the historic downtown theater Tuesday morning, and members hope the theater makes a comeback.

Steamboat Springs City Council votes to save Yellow Line

In the final hour of its six-hour budget retreat Tuesday, the Steamboat Springs City Council voted 6-1 to increase the city's revenue projection for next year.

Eagle County open space funds boost river access for Routt County floaters

Eagle County opened the 10-acre State Bridge access on the Colorado River at a cost of $1.4 million and the 17-acre Two Bridges access four miles downstream from State Bridge at a cost of $690,000.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Tuesday, Oct. 2

Hayden community members step up to help a woman displaced by fire, the Steamboat Springs Education Fund Board meets Wednesday and the state oil and gas commission reopens some rule discussions.

Indoor league volleyball scores for Oct. 1

Indoor league volleyball scores for Oct. 1

Catching up with local collegiate athletes for Oct. 2

Here's a roundup of what's going on with Routt County athletes competing at the collegiate level.

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Jimmy Westlake: Super comet coming next year?

This week I have some really exciting celestial news to share. Astronomers have announced the discovery of a new comet that might — and I emphasize might — become the brightest comet seen from the Northern Hemisphere in many decades, if not centuries.

Steamboat briefs: Victim advocate volunteers sought; training set for fall

Advocates Building Peaceful Communities is in need of victim advocate volunteers. A 25-hour training session is set for this fall.