News for Wednesday, October 17, 2012




Oak Creek's Mike Yurich honored with Leckenby Pioneer Award

Oak Creek’s Peter “Mike” Yurich, who translated a voracious appetite for collecting items of historic significance into a new museum, was recognized for his passion Wednesday night, when he was given the annual Leckenby Pioneer Award.

Steamboat cross-country runs well, doesn't qualify for state

The Steamboat Springs High School cross-country team set personal bests Wednesday at the regional meet but failed to qualify for state.

Steamboat City Council members: Severance pay warranted for Roberts

Jon Roberts' employment contract didn't require a severance payment if he resigned as city manager, but City Council members said Wednesday that giving him six months of pay was the best outcome for both sides.

Petition could force Oak Creek budget decision to public vote

The budget line item that might make or break some services in Oak Creek could make its way to the ballot.

Campaign finance reports detail fundraising of Routt candidates

The most recent campaign finance reports show some disparities in fundraising efforts by Routt County residents running for elected office.

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Steamboat's Honey Stinger, 4 Yellow Foundation respond to Armstrong scandal

In the wake of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's scathing report on Lance Armstrong, local company Honey Stinger says it will remove the famous cyclist's image from its products.

Steamboat briefs: Networking meeting set for Wednesday morning

The Steamboat Sustainable Business Program networking meeting and awards breakfast is from 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Ranch at Steamboat Conference Center, 1800 Ranch Road.

Preview of Routt County prep sports games this week

Get a peek at what to expect for this week's games for Routt County high school sports.

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Yampa Valley School students revel in artistic opportunities

Yampa Valley School, the alternative high school for Steamboat students, didn’t have an art program until three years ago.

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Steamboat students thrilled by local's tale of Everest summit

When Bowden Tumminello looks at photos of his dad summiting Mount Everest, the 9-year-old says he gets a better sense of what his own climb of the world's tallest mountain will look like.

The Record for Oct. 16, 2012

4:20 p.m. Deputies were called to a report of a person who had been shot in the 41600 block of Routt County Road 44. A doctor reported treating a man on a previous day, and the man reported shooting himself in the thigh while cleaning a .22-caliber gun. Deputies were following up on the incident Wednesday.

Hayden football team needs win to host crossover game

A win against Vail Christian on Friday would mean a home game in the Week 9 cross-divisional game. A loss means the Tigers take to the road.

Steamboat golf courses prepare to close for season

With the weather changing, area golf courses are prepping for the homestretch.

Meet candidates at CMC election forum Thursday in Steamboat

Some residents already have received their ballots, but another opportunity to meet local candidates before the Nov. 6 election is Thursday night.

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Overnight rain boosts Steamboat's October total to nearly an inch

For the second time in a week, there was visible evidence of fresh snow on Mount Werner as the sun rose Wednesday morning, and Steamboat is unofficially close to reaching the 1-inch threshold for October precipitation

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Wednesday, Oct. 17

Hahn's Peak Roadhouse gets another chance, plans for Trout Creek reservoir confirmed to the county and an ice castle might be coming to Steamboat.

Election Guide 2012: Yampa to decide on board seats

The town of Yampa is asking voters to approve reducing the number of Town Board seats from six to four.

Election Guide 2012: Barkey running unopposed for district attorney for 14th Judicial District

Brett Barkey is running unopposed for district attorney for the 14th Judicial District, which encompasses Routt, Moffat and Grand counties.

Election Guide 2012: Amendment S would change state personnel rules

Amendment S, put on the ballot by Colorado lawmakers, would reform the state’s government employee personnel system through a variety of changes that supporters say are necessary to modernize and make flexible the state’s rigid personnel rules.

Election Guide 2012: Baumgardner and Tracy square off for Senate District 8

For the first time in 12 years, Northwest Colorado will not be represented at the state Capitol by someone named White. The real question is whether Senate District 8, a typically safe Republican seat, will stay in GOP hands, or if Breckenridge Democrat Emily Tracy can topple two-term state Rep. Randy Baumgardner.

Election Guide 2012: Tipton, Pace headline race for 3rd Congressional District

Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District seat has been one of the most fiercely contested in the state — if not the nation — the past few years, and for good reason.

Election Guide 2012: Doug Monger

Doug Monger is running for the Routt County Board of Commissioners District 2 seat.

Election Guide 2012: Tina Kyprios

Tina Kyprios is running for the Routt County Board of Commissioners District 2 seat

Election Guide 2012: Amendment 65 takes on campaign finance

Amendment 65, one of three statewide ballot questions to be decided by Colorado voters this fall, seeks to strike down the U.S. Supreme Court’s controversial 2010 Citizens United decision by instructing state lawmakers and Colorado’s congressional delegation to push for and support campaign finance reform at the federal level.

Election Guide 2012: Jim 'Moose' Barrows

Jim Barrows is running for the Routt County Board of Commissioners District 1 seat

Election Guide 2012: Tim Corrigan

Tim Corrigan is running for the Routt County Board of Commissioners District 1 seat

Election Guide 2012: Chuck McConnell

Chuck McConnell is running for Colorado House District 26

Election Guide 2012: Colorado voters to decide on marijuana legalization

Colorado voters soon will decide the latest attempt at marijuana legalization, this one in the form of Amendment 64, which proposes amending the state constitution to allow adults 21 and older to possess and use small amounts of marijuana.

Election Guide 2012: CU Board of Regents has 2 seats on the ballot

2 CU Board of Regents seats are on the ballot this year.

Election Guide 2012: Diane Mitsch Bush

Diane Mitsch Bush is running for the Colorado House District 26 seat

Election Guide 2012: Voters will decide whether to retain Judge Michael O'Hara III

Voters on Nov. 6 will decide whether to retain Judge Michael O’Hara III as the chief judge for the 14th Judicial District, which encompasses Routt, Moffat and Grand counties.

Election Guide 2012: District seeks to increase mill levy cap

The Morrison Creek Metropolitan Water and Sanitation District in South Routt County near Stagecoach is requesting an increase in its mill levy cap.