News for Monday, October 22, 2012



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Tom Ross: The presidential candidates are messin' with the blues

Thank goodness the candidates for president don’t have my cellphone number.

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Catching up with local collegiate athletes for Oct. 23

Catch up with Routt County collegiate athletes in this weekly feature. If you know of someone you'd like to see featured here, email

Urban renewal attorney outlines funding options for Yampa Street improvements

The 22 downtown stakeholders and elected officials who attended a Monday night meeting about the future funding of Yampa Street improvements had plenty of questions for the attorney who charted out three possible ways to pay for the upgrades.

Food assistance demand in decline in Routt County

For the first time in five years, Routt County's three school districts all are seeing fewer students enroll in the free and reduced cost lunch program.

Joel Reichenberger: No reason to support Lance's lies

There are many losers in the scandal that has brought professional cycling to its knees, but none greater than Lance Armstrong and the fraud he perpetrated.

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'As Goes Janesville' screens Wednesday in Steamboat

In a documentary that details the closure of a General Motors plant in Wisconsin, it may be the rebuilding efforts that most interest Steamboat Springs residents.

Early voting ongoing at the downtown courthouse in Steamboat

Routt County voters can cast ballots during the early voting period that began Monday and continues through Nov. 2.

Tim Corrigan: Listen, learn and compromise

For those of you who don’t know me, I am Tim Corrigan, and I am running for the Routt County Board of Commissioners’ District 1 seat. I’m a dedicated husband, a parent of four, a community volunteer, a local businessman and the president of the Soroco School Board.

Jim 'Moose' Barrows: A vision for the future

After 60 years of living the bounties provided by Routt County, I would like to give back to this very special Yampa Valley community by serving as a county commissioner.

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Jimmy Westlake: Sea monster fills eastern sky

Wedged in between the bright star Fomalhaut to the south and the glittering Pleiades star cluster to the east is the huge, lumbering constellation of Cetus the Whale.

The Record for Oct. 21, 2012

1:32 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers contacted a man who was urinating on a bush and rocks in the 700 block of Yampa Street. He was given a summons for public urination and a verbal warning for having an open container of alcohol.

Green Truss Bridge replacement in Routt County would cost $816,000

Routt County Manager Tom Sullivan estimated that the grant match approximates the cost of repairs to the Green Truss Bridge.

Push to test water quality in the Yampa River Basin could expand to groundwater

Water samples are being tested for chemical content, nutrients, E. coli and alkalinity, among other properties.

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Routt County preps sports weekend roundup

The fall sports season is coming to an end for local high school teams. Here's a recap of the action from the weekend and a look at this week's games.

Yampa Valley Electric Association's Larry Covillo to retire

Covillo has been the rural electric co-op's general manager since February 1994. YVEA's board plans to soon begin recruiting his replacement.

Sierra storm expected to send pulses of wintry weather Steamboat's way

The cold is forecast to settle in Thursday with a high of 41 degrees and a 40 percent chance of snow.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Monday, Oct. 22

Steamboat's dry weather could end Tuesday, the school board meets Monday and Yampa Street stakeholders seek funding.