News for Thursday, October 25, 2012

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Oak Creek Town Board to educate residents about budget

A petition submitted to Oak Creek about management fees for the town’s utilities once again was a topic of interest during the Town Board’s budget work session Thursday night.

SG Interests applies to drill in Thompson Divide

SG Interests of Houston has filed its first, formal application for a permit to drill a single gas well in the Thompson Divide area.

Building construction picks up in Grand County

The building pace in Grand County is picking up, according to anecdotal reports as well as statistics from local building departments.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Taste the real West Colorado

Have you ever gone on vacation and simply eaten your way across the countryside? Italy springs to mind as one of the best places for this, or perhaps the vineyards of Sonoma County or barbecue in the deep South.

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Steamboat Springs Navigator Award recipients honored for commitment to community

Steamboat Springs individuals and businesses are being honored Friday for their many contributions to the community.

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Sharpen and shine time arrives for Routt County skiers

The season is right around the corner. There’s no better time to haul out the gear and see what fits, what doesn’t and check what maintenance needs to be done on skis and snowboards.

Roger Sherman: Legalization not simple

Amendment 64 raises serious questions about the proper role of our state constitution, the effect liberalizing our marijuana law will have beyond our state borders and whether we want to defy existing federal law.

Christopher Morson: Charting the course

It is up to us choose the representatives who will help guide us on that journey. If we don’t do it this election and choose wisely, there can be no regrets, no whining about the outcome.

Hill Blackett Jr.: A simple answer

Recently, Ruth Young wrote a letter to the editor questioning why Yampa Valley ranchers would put up Mitt Romney signs while at the same time receiving transfer payments (subsidies) from the federal government.

Kate Elkins: Youth substance abuse

Our kids need and deserve us — their parents, caregivers, educators, community leaders and role models — to take action, get involved and make a difference in their lives and their community.

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Steamboat's Screamboat 14 haunts a new venue at CMC

The memory of the now demolished Monson Hall won’t be resting in peace after its spirit as the home of the Screamboat Chamber of Horror is resurrected in the Screamboat 14.

A Dog's Eye View: Locate, lock, launch

Just because the dog is released off the leash does not mean you should tune out. There has to be a plan for “out of nowhere.”

Energy Diet: Make home comfort a priority

The Northwest Colorado Energy Diet Challenge is a tool that encourages us to take steps to reduce our energy usage and thus reduce how much we pay in our monthly energy bills.

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Hayden football team preps for crossover game

The Hayden High School football team hosts its first crossover game Saturday against Simla.

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Steamboat Springs Mustache Ride donates $6K to Humane Society

In its sixth year, the Steamboat Springs Mustache Ride raised $6,000 for the Routt County Humane Society.

The Record for Oct. 24, 2012

10:13 a.m. Officers were called to a report of a person who was threatened in the 3800 block of Whistler Road. Two men had gotten into an argument about dogs being off leash. The situation was mediated.

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Tricks and treats on tap for Steamboat Halloween events

There’s treat and tricks a-plenty in Steamboat leading up to Halloween, including Wednesday's annual downtown Halloween Stroll and a special Amputators show at The Tap House Sports Grill on Saturday.

Steamboat Springs to offer 3-on-3 basketball league

A 3-on-3 basketball league is coming to Steamboat Springs.

Fire nearly destroys logging equipment in North Routt County

A half-million dollar piece of logging equipment nearly was destroyed after catching fire early Wednesday.

Former city manager Alan Lanning has until 2014 to repay home loan to Steamboat Springs

The city of Steamboat Springs will continue to wait until June 2014 for former City Manager Alan Lanning to pay back the $133,000 home loan the city gave him six years ago when he was hired.

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Eagerly awaited snow in Steamboat also brings car accidents

Slick conditions led to numerous car crashes Wednesday and Thursday, but no serious injuries were reported. One of the crashes involved a South Routt County school bus.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Thursday, Oct. 25

A Steamboat group says Livestrong is doing fine, Friends of the Chief is working on a temporary theater and a Steamboat skier is going into DU's Hall of Fame.