News for Saturday, October 20, 2012



Elena Nunez: Vote for Amendment 65

Amendment 65 invites every voter to take a stand against the way big-spending corporations and millionaires have come to dominate our elections and it challenges our elected officials to rein in the influence of all that money.

Diane Mitsch Bush: Working across the partisan divide

I will cultivate our common ground, ditch the partisan bickering and heated ideological rhetoric and work earnestly across the partisan divide and the Continental Divide to make a better Colorado.

Chuck McConnell: Decisions guided by principles

I will work every day if elected to help small businesses in our state hire more employees; invest in property, plants and equipment; and help contribute to the American Dream.

Our View: City Council makes decisions out of order

The city of Steamboat Springs unnecessarily is forcing its own hand by negotiating the sale of its downtown police and fire station before having a plan in place for where to build a new public safety campus.

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Relocation of Steamboat's downtown police, fire stations enters critical phase

City officials say too many good opportunities will be squandered by delaying the relocation project.

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Soroco volleyball hopes for turnaround at district tournament

The Soroco Rams volleyball team lost Saturday, falling in four sets to North Park. That put the team’s season record at 2-13.

Police encourage parents' continued vigilance

The Steamboat Springs Police Department is encouraging people to “be a good witness” and report any suspicious behavior. Some community members have reported a suspicious vehicle near local schools this week, perhaps indicative of increased vigilance since Jessica Ridgeway's abduction on the Front Range.

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Steamboat cyclists react to Lance Armstrong doping reports

After the release of a U.S. Anti-Doping Agency report about Lance Armstrong, Steamboat Springs cyclists have mixed feelings about the Livestrong foundation and the future of professional cycling.

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Work under way on $1.45 million SmartWool remodel

On Friday, workers were laying new sod in front of the building where there used to be a driveway. SmartWool President Mark Satkiewicz envisions employees will use the large grassy area for activities that represent SmartWool’s brand and company culture.

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Tom Ross: Routt County residents soon may debate wolf management

According to the National Wildlife Federation, the average male gray wolf is 73 inches in length and ranges in weight from 70 to 145 pounds.

The Record for Oct. 19, 2012

2:15 p.m. Deputies were called to a report of a 62-year-old man who shot himself in the leg with a 9 mm pistol at the Routt County Rifle Club shooting range. The man was taken to Yampa Valley Medical Center and is expected to be OK.

Jail Report for Oct. 12-19, 2012

The following is a list of people booked into Routt County Jail on suspicion of the listed charges. The arresting agency is listed in parentheses.

John F. Russell: Hanging on to fall in Steamboat Springs

This is the time of year when a person's true love of skiing shows, the time of year when some rush back to winter, the time of year when I attempt to hold on to a few last days of fall.

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Rocky Peak Village's new townhomes priced for 2012 market

The Kreissigs earned a reputation for building midrange townhomes with high-level finishes at Bear Meadows in 2001, Willowbrook in 2002 and The Willows in 2003 and 2004.

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