News for Tuesday, October 23, 2012

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Ed Miklus: Time for change

Who’s that knocking at Steamboat’s front door? Hmmm … of all things, it’s opportunity.

Sharon Ort: Protect our open spaces

Yampa Valley Electric Association power poles and lines effectively have taken over an absolutely gorgeous open space area and have been placed directly on the path to our schools.

Sabrina Blauvelt: Importance of rhetoric

The most important lesson of this experience is to listen to both sides, allow yourself to see the bigger picture, make an educated decision and vote for your beliefs.

Our View: Roberts’ departure offers lesson for future

In the end, Roberts’ resignation to a Steamboat Springs City Council that increasingly had grown wary of his ability to fulfill its expectations of him was the right decision for both sides.

Steamboat briefs: Volunteers needed for tree identification at Howelsen

Steamboat Springs teen Foster Ramirez spent the past two summers volunteering for ReTree Steamboat, an effort to plant and care for young trees in areas of Routt County decimated by the pine beetle epidemic.

The Record for Monday, Oct. 22, 2012

5:04 p.m. Officers were called to a report of harassment in the 1400 block of Conestoga Circle. A person reported doing everything possible to be removed from call lists, but the person was still receiving five to seven calls a day that were political in nature.

Attack ads use outside money to target Mitsch Bush in House District 26 race

Hundreds of thousands of dollars of outside money is flowing into Colorado state house races, including District 26 in Routt and Eagle counties.

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Steamboat officials seek community feedback on proposed Yellow Line changes

Steamboat Springs residents who passionately defended the Yellow Line at Centennial Hall earlier this month will have a chance to help shape the future of the free bus route at an open house next week.

Hahn's Peak Roadhouse music plays on with limits

The Hahn's Peak Roadhouse would be allowed to host one musical act a week, not the two owners asked for, and the music must stop by 10:30 p.m. until a decision about amending the permit is made.

Thoughtful Parenting: An apple a day ...

A diet rich in fruits and vegetables provides vitamins and minerals needed to support healthy growth and development and for optimal immune function.

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Joanne Palmer: Gluten free or sanity free?

Poor gluten. No one likes you anymore. It’s getting hard to find a food product that doesn’t have a gluten-free option.

Oak Creek to open bids for trash services Thursday

At its meeting Thursday, the Oak Creek Town Board will open bids for the town's solid waste and recycling services.

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Steamboat winter sports athletes prepare to rev up

Most of the U.S. ski and snowboard teams begin competitions in the next month, and the teams are heavy with Steamboat athletes.

Steamboat residents campaign for legislature in Eagle County

Diane Mitsch Bush and Chuck McConnell are from Steamboat Springs, which raises the question of how well they are coming across in Eagle County, the only other county besides Routt in House District 26.

Mountain news roundup for Tuesday, Oct. 23

Late Aspen resident gets a backcountry hut in his honor, seniors get jail time for disturbing a burial site and Apsen Art Museum to keep Lance Armstrong on its board.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Tuesday, Oct. 23

Fewer students are enrolling in free and reduced-cost lunch programs, a USGS representative will talk water monitoring programs with the county and Yampa Valley Electric Association's Larry Covillo is retiring.