News for Thursday, October 4, 2012

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Rob Douglas: There's no free money

This week, while watching residents plead for the continuation of the Yellow Line as a “free” bus service, a variation of the adage “There’s no such thing as a free lunch” kept coming to mind.

1 dead after car crash in South Routt County

A car accident in the southern part of Routt County killed one person Thursday evening, according to the Routt County Sheriff’s Office.

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Battle Mountain soccer blanks Steamboat, 4-0

Steamboat couldn't keep up with Battle Mountain on Thursday night, and the Huskies completed a season sweep of the Sailors with a 4-0 win.

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Advocates celebrates Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Decorated by victims, survivors and family members of domestic violence, the Clothesline Project's T-shirts told a crowd of about 50 people the stories of hope, anger, justice, heartbreak and courage that otherwise might not be told.

Energy Diet: How much can you lose?

Take the Northwest Colorado Energy Diet Challenge with homeowners across Routt, Moffat and Rio Blanco counties to see how much you can lose in home energy usage.

Jim Webster: No Trauma Center

I admit it, I am addicted. I am a tennis player and I play almost every day at the Tennis Center — perhaps better known today as the “Trauma Center.”

Steve Lowrie and Tom Valicenti: Upset at the Tennis Center

The tennis community is feeling betrayed as well as deceived. Many will boycott the Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs until there is an amicable resolution and the three pros are allowed to teach lessons again.

Steamboat Tennis Association board of directors: Commitment to tennis

The purpose of the STA is to promote and support youth tennis in Steamboat Springs. The STA does not have standing to intervene in any operations of the Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs.

Ken Collins: A scary thought

Clean coal — an oxymoron if ever there was one. Karl Koehler’s letter to the editor about how clean our air is and our coal-burning power plants brings to mind an experience I had two winters ago.

Paul Bonnifield: It's basic competition

In his letter “The assault on coal,” Karl Koehler let his politics get in his way. The greatest threat to coal, and especially coal mined in Routt County, is natural gas.

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Rod Hanna's fall color photography tips worth absorbing

The Steamboat Art Museum’s fall colors workshop required early mornings, long days and plenty of hard drive space. As important as any of that, though, may have been a good memory.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Conservation support and assistance

Today, the Routt County Conservation District’s mission is “to encourage stewardship of our natural resources, which will ensure the preservation and sustainability of working landscapes, through education, financial, and technical assistance.”

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Community recycling event Saturday in Steamboat Springs

Routt County residents can make more room for their winter gear by taking household junk down to the community recycling event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Howelsen Hill.

Steamboat briefs: Some trails on Emerald Mountain to be closed Saturday, Sunday

Some trails will be closed Saturday and Sunday on Emerald Mountain during tree removal operations, according to a news release.

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'1 + 1' offers Steamboat artists a chance to show off muses

The “1 +1” Invitational Show offered the chance for Artists’ Gallery of Steamboat members to celebrate an artist they share a connection with by hanging their work side by side.

A Dog's Eye View: The power of hand signals

My older dog, Zoey, learned basic obedience using a clicker, voice cues and hand signals. Throughout the years we’ve had ample opportunities to proof them all, especially the hand signals.

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Bellwether Prize recipients to speak in Steamboat Springs

Bellwether Prize winners Naomi Benaron and Hillary Jordan will talk about their books during a free event Sunday at the Bud Werner Memorial Library.

The Record for Oct. 3, 2012

1:10 p.m. Officers were called to a report of a burglary in the 100 block of Mountain Village Circle. A property manager reported seeing someone trying to break into an apartment through a window. Officers contacted a suspect and arrested a 19-year-old Steamboat man on suspicion of criminal attempt and criminal mischief.

Steamboat Springs Running Series to introduce Hahn's Peak loop

The Steamboat Springs Winter Running Series continues Saturday with the inaugural Hahn's Peak Wild Flower Loop.

Copper Mountain begins snowmaking operations

Snowmaking began Tuesday at the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper Mountain, and the resort announced a contest that would allow the winners to ski with members of the U.S. Ski Team.

Fire near Rifle could produce haze over Yampa Valley

As of Thursday morning, a fire 15 miles northwest of Rifle had burned 600 acres of conifer, subalpine fir and spruce with a heavy component of beetle-killed timber.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Thursday, Oct. 4

Steamboat Springs officials look for Yellow Line savings, a woman is thankful for her son's lifesaving act and House District 26 candidates spar about oil and gas jobs.