News for Tuesday, October 16, 2012



Steamboat City Council rules out replacing Iron Horse with police station

The mission to find a new home for the police officers and firefighters who work at 840 Yampa St. became more urgent Tuesday night after the Steamboat Springs City Council voted, 5-2, to negotiate the sale of the city-owned building to Big Agnes and Honey Stinger for $2.1 million.

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Steamboat Springs volleyball team falters in the end

After winning the first two sets, the Steamboat Springs High School volleyball team collapsed and lost to Middle Park.

Our View: Pivotal election warrants strong turnout, informed votes

It may sound cliche, but Routt County voters absolutely will have an impact in races up and down the ballot this year, starting with the presidential contest.

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Steamboat City Manager Jon Roberts resigns

City Manager Jon Roberts resigned Tuesday night at the end of the Steamboat Springs City Council meeting. The outgoing city manager was praised by council members for his leadership during tough economic times.

Athlete of the Week: Hanson Buchner

Hanson Buchner is the Athlete of the Week.

Steamboat briefs: Clerk and Recorder’s Office will close at 4 p.m. Wednesday

The Routt County Clerk and Recorder’s Office will close at 4 p.m. Wednesday for election staff training.

Peabody confirms plans for Trout Creek Reservoir to meet coal mining needs

A planned micro hydropower plant at the proposed dam is projected to generate enough electricity to meet the annual needs of about 125 homes.

County commissioners willing to work with Hahn's Peak Roadhouse

The owners of the Hahn’s Peak Roadhouse won a chance Tuesday to demonstrate they can host live music without disturbing their neighbors.

Ice castle a possibility for Steamboat this winter

A base area developer and the builders of a large-scale ice sculpture attraction are looking for a location in Steamboat to possibly create an ice castle this winter.

Routt County Search and Rescue sees string of calls

Business suddenly has picked up for Routt County Search and Rescue volunteers who have received five calls for help since Oct. 9.

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Joanne Palmer: Tuning out the complaints

Listen to yourself and your friends, and you might be surprised at what you complain about. Is it really a problem? There are people in Steamboat who don’t have enough of the basics.

The Record for Oct. 15, 2012

11:11 a.m. Deputies were called to a report of a portable toilet knocked over on Buffalo Pass. The person who reported it wanted deputies to make sure no one was inside.

Thoughtful Parenting: Making meals a family affair

One of the most effective ways to promote a healthy lifestyle and behaviors for children is to adopt healthier habits as a family.

Christopher Morson: What is democracy

Democracy requires and encourages change. It brings new perspective, opinions and ideas. It stimulates conversation and discussion. It spawns responsibility and self-determination.

Adult League Volleyball Scores for Oct. 15, 2012

Adult League Volleyball Scores for Oct. 15, 2012

Steamboat sales tax collections increase in August for 5th straight month

The city collected $1,440,663 in August compared with $1,411,179 in August 2011, a 2.09 percent increase, marking the fifth consecutive month of year-over-year increases and the seventh month this year. Year-to-date collections are up more than 2 percent.

Steamboat Springs cross-country team prepares for regional meet

The Steamboat Springs High School cross-country team competes in the regional meet Wednesday in Delta.

Yampa Valley high school students invited to barn dance in Hayden

Yampa Valley teens are invited to a free barn dance Saturday at the Hayden Granary.

Showers could bring more relief to Yampa River flows

The next chance of precipitation, according to the National Weather Service, was expected Tuesday night with a 30 percent chance of showers in the midst of gusty winds.

Mountain resort bookings in Colorado, Utah, California and Oregon up slightly

Mountain resort bookings taken in September for arrival in October, November and February were up. However, those gains were offset by declines for December, January and March.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Tuesday, Oct. 16

City Manager Jon Roberts' contract will be discussed, the Yampa Valley Housing Authority selects a new director and Peabody Energy will go public with plans for a reservoir.

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Jimmy Westlake: View Southern Fish this month

Shining brightly in the southern sky as darkness falls is one of autumn’s few bright stars, a blue gem named Fomalhaut (pronounced FOAM-a-low).