News for Thursday, October 11, 2012

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Routt County commissioner candidates speak at Oak Creek Town Board meeting

Jim “Moose” Barrows, Tim Corrigan, Tina Kyprios and Doug Monger got a chance to introduce themselves to Oak Creek Town Board members and South Routt residents at Thursday's meeting.

Steamboat tennis hoping for playback opportunities

The Steamboat Springs High School tennis team had a good morning, but a rough second round at the state tennis tournament in Pueblo left the team hoping to get a chance Friday.

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Steamboat soccer wins against Moffat, 4-1

Steamboat broke open a close game to beat Moffat County on Thursday night, 4-1. The Sailors return to action at 6 p.m. Saturday at home against Glenwood Springs.

Steamboat briefs: VNA issues reminder about World Arthritis Day on Friday

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is reminding readers that Friday is World Arthritis Day.

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Helicopter plucks dead trees from Steamboat Ski Area

A helicopter is making quick work of removing hundreds of beetle-killed lodgepole pine trees from Steamboat Ski Area.

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Climber Tori Allen finding solace in Steamboat Springs

Tori Allen experienced tremendous success in professional climbing. Now the 24-year-old is making a new life for herself in Steamboat.

Jay Weinberg: Keeping it respectful

The outcry about John Aragon and Don Toy's dismissal shows just how much they are loved and embraced by all those they touch. However, I am dismayed by the lack of civility displayed by some of those involved.

Omar M. Campbell: Smoke and mirrors

Nov. 6 is the time to choose which fork of the political path we take. The left-hand fork leads to European-style socialism and probably to a failed state like Greece.

Ken Collins: Substance versus style

Debate night in Denver saw a mugging. But the victim was not President Barack Obama; it was honesty.

The Record for Oct. 10, 2012

9:50 a.m. Deputies were called to a report of political signs vandalized throughout Routt County.

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11-year-old guitar prodigy to play in Steamboat on Friday

Jaden’s guitar looks enormous in her 11-year-old arms. But her skill, attitude and heart match those of seasoned musicians.

A Dog's Eye View: My dog is friendly

Well-meaning but misinformed dog owners who let their dogs run loose may call out, “Oh, don’t worry. He’s friendly!” We hear it every day.

Community Agriculture Alliance: What expiration of 2008 Food and Farm Bill means

The 2008 Food and Farm Bill expired Sept. 30, and the House adjourned until after the election, leaving the 2012 Food and Farm Bill stuck in Congress and many important agriculture, energy and nutrition programs unfunded.

Energy Diet: Nice and easy 1st steps

The goal of the Energy Diet Challenge is to make the action of turning off all lights and power strips as much of a habit as turning off your bathroom light in your morning routine.

Explore Steamboat briefs: Steamboat Dance Theatre auditions are Sunday

Steamboat Dance Theatre will host its 41st annual concert auditions at 8 a.m. Sunday at Elevation Dance Studio. A $30 annual membership fee to Steamboat Dance Theatre is due at the auditions.

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Andy Bockelman: 'Frankenweenie' a tale from the heart

It’s been a long time coming for this expanded version of the 1984 short film that famously got Tim Burton axed from the staff at Disney, but it looks like he’s had the last laugh.

Colorado Tourism Office used as Web analytics example at conference

Gunnison may not have as many Facebook “Likes” as Estes Park, but of their respective tourism agencies, Gunnison has more engagement with those looking to travel to Colorado.

Hayden football game against South Park canceled

The Hayden High School football game scheduled for Saturday in South Park has been canceled.

Colorado man who buys wild horses won't say where they are

All the Missing Horses: What Happened to the Wild Horses Tom Davis Bought From the Government

The main buyer from a federal program designed to protect wild horses is a Colorado man who advocates slaughter. He’s bought more than 1,700 since 2009 but won’t say where they are.

Storm could bring snow to Steamboat Ski Area late Friday

The slopes of Steamboat Ski Area above 9,000 feet could see as much as 1 to 3 inches of snow overnight Friday into Saturday as a complex storm system takes over in Colorado’s northern mountains.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Thursday, Oct. 11

An injured bear is moved, a hearing is set for a man accused of firing a gun in a downtown bar and outgoing Routt County Commissioner Nancy Stahoviak predicts no abrupt changes for energy exploration.