News for Wednesday, October 31, 2012



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Routt County comes out for Downtown Halloween Stroll

The Downtown Halloween Stroll on Wednesday night attracted hundreds of children and families for trick-or-treating through the streets of downtown Steamboat Springs.

Men suspected of kidnapping man, forcing him to withdraw money from ATM

Two men were arrested and a third is wanted after police say they kidnapped a man at knifepoint and tried to force him to withdraw funds from an ATM machine at a bank in downtown Steamboat Springs.

Unbuilt land factors prominently in worth of Steamboat's downtown commercial property

Downtown buildings that don’t cover their entire lot they sit on can bring with them the advantage of on-site parking, possibly the opportunity to expand on site, or even the ability to sell off a piece of land to defray the cost of the building.

Hotel operations at Iron Horse Inn will cease Saturday

The city of Steamboat Springs, which owns the Iron Horse and has managed the hotel business for more than a year, has been losing money on the nightly rental portion of the operation.

Preliminary hearing set for suspected shooter

A preliminary hearing has been rescheduled again for the man accused of firing a gun toward three people June 9 outside a downtown Steamboat Springs bar.

Chris Richardson: What we know is right

In response to the Steamboat Today’s editorial and Roger Sherman’s letter to the editor regarding Amendment 64, I would like to contest that it is, in fact, a simple civil rights issue of whether Coloradans feel they have a right to possess and consume cannabis.

Mackenzie Carnahan: Get out and vote

Are you going to vote? You should. About 206 million U.S. citizens are eligible to vote, while only 146 million of them actually are registered to vote.

Dan Kuechenmeister: Bombast on both sides

It was somewhat of a surprise to see the column by Joanne Palmer (“Are we not better than this?”) on the front page of the Oct. 31 paper. This piece seemed more appropriate on the editorial page than the front page.

The Record for Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012

1:17 a.m. Officers were called to a report of a portable toilet knocked over in the 300 block of Second Street. The toilet was put back up.

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Steamboat Springs resident inducted into Robert Morris Hall of Fame

Steamboat Springs resident Darcey Johnston was inducted into the Robert Morris University Hall of Fame for volleyball.

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Steamboat's Strings Music Festival announces winter lineup

“One of the things we’ve found is that people in Steamboat love an occasion to go out on the holidays,” said Betse Grassby

Scope of Oak Creek petition open to interpretation

The petition submitted to the town of Oak Creek to either limit the town’s ability to collect management fees from its utilities or put the matter to a vote edged closer to completion this week.

Mild temperatures haunt fright night in Routt County

The Grand Junction office of the National Weather Service is reporting that the ridge of high pressure over the upper Yampa Valley should strengthen Wednesday, producing a possible high temperature of 65 on Thursday.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Wednesday, Oct. 31

A former Steamboat rodeo cowboy died in a car accident, Steamboat residents witness the power of Hurricane Sandy in Manhattan and foul play is not expected in the death of a 37-year-old man.