News for Friday, October 12, 2012



Soroco football falls at Rangely, from postseason picture

The Soroco High School football team’s postseason hopes were doused Friday night as the Rams fell at Rangely, 54-7.

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Steamboat Springs football crushed by Palisade

The Palisade football team did whatever it wanted Friday, crushing Steamboat, 52-7.

Jim Webster: Mayor for a year

I think it would be fun to be mayor of Steamboat Springs for a year. It would be a “test run” to see how it felt and what could be learned. Of course, it might be the worst year of my life.

Howard Bashinski: Finding a better way

Socialism already is a fact of life in 21st-century America. We pool our resources to pay for fire and police protection; this avoids us having to have our fire or police account number ready when we dial 911.

Steamboat volleyball falls in 3 at Palisade

The Steamboat Springs High School volleyball team lost Friday night, falling in three sets on the road against Palisade. The Sailors lost, 25-16, 25-18, 25-23.

Steamboat audience told bloggers enjoy increasing clout in travel industry

Resort marketers and executives of visitors bureaus overflowed a conference room as part of the Colorado Tourism Conference to learn how to leverage their marketing budgets by cultivating bloggers.

Google Travel exhorts tourism conference attendees to win the Web

In one of the last breakout sessions of a Web-heavy Colorado Tourism Conference, John Thornton, with Google Travel, exhorted attendees to make the Web work for them.

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Realtor's website blends Steamboat lifestyle, personalized tech

Increasingly, prospective buyers rely on their mobile devices to get things done, and Steamboat Realtor Jon Wade gets it. He recently earned recognition for his website,

Vail flies in towers for new gondola

Vail Mountain's new gondola will feature heated leather seats and free Wi-Fi access, and it will hold 10 passengers per cabin. It’s also slated to be the fastest gondola of its type in the world, according to Vail Resorts.

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Routt County hunters ready for rifle season, snow

Saturday marks the beginning of the rifle hunting season for elk in Colorado, and area hunters are looking forward to some forecast snow.

The Record for Oct. 11, 2012

11:11 a.m. Officers were called to check on the welfare of a drunken person in the 500 block of Ore House Plaza. The person was turned over to a friend.

Shrinking hours of daylight govern Steamboat lifestyle

By Oct. 19, the span of daylight residents of Steamboat Springs will enjoy for work and recreation will have shrunk to 10 hours and 57 minutes.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Friday, Oct. 12

Helicopter logging is going on at Steamboat Ski Area, a storm Friday could bring snow to the ski area and county commissioner candidates speak in Oak Creek.