News for Tuesday, September 4, 2012



Steamboat City Council debates using reserve funds to balance 2013 budget

A philosophical debate about whether to cut services or continue saving reserve funds for future years guided much of the Steamboat Springs City Council's preliminary budget workshop Tuesday night.

Steamboat briefs: Civic engagement speaker will host a free discussion

Paul Loeb, internationally acclaimed writer and speaker on civic engagement, will present a free talk from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 13.

Steamboat Springs City Council sets goals for city manager

The Steamboat Springs City Council on Tuesday night unanimously endorsed a list of goals they would like to see the city manager accomplish in the next four months.

Our View: Why closing the Chief is a good thing

The Chief Plaza Theater closing might be the best thing to happen to the historic downtown building.

Building-use tax boosts Steamboat's July tax collections

After three straight months of decline, July building-use tax collections saw a 262 percent increase compared with July 2011. The tax had seen an increase in only one other month this year.

The Record for Monday, Sept. 3, 2012

12:19 a.m. Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters were called to help a person having breathing difficulty in the 3100 block of South Lincoln Avenue.

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Steamboat's 1st children's author festival set for this weekend

This weekend, the young bookworms of Steamboat and beyond will have a chance to get the stories behind their favorite stories in a two-day festival with well-known children’s authors and illustrators.

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Routt County Search and Rescue looking for new members

Routt County Search and Rescue is calling on anyone with a flexible job and an accommodating family to consider joining its group of about 25 active members.

Donna Dunkelberger: Casino, culture and cost

Yes, I agree that adults can make their own decision to give (lose) their money to the casino owner. Yes, I agree that there may be jobs created by developing a big building of services and games. But do we really want the other side of the casino world creeping in and invading our mountain town’s culture?

Teresa Audesirk: Drivers need warning signs

Steamboat is truly becoming a bike town, and I think it’s a healthy, positive way to attract visitors. But living outside of town, I had no idea that the Steamboat Stage Race was happening last weekend.

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Tom Ross: Choosing presidential nominee was vastly different in 1960

As every American voter knows by now, the national political conventions, once a mad flurry of political maneuvering, have devolved into carefully orchestrated pep rallies.

Lyn Halliday: Use a high-efficiency dishwasher to save on water

As the population of the planet continues to grow, now exceeding 7 billion people, humans are placing an increased value on water. Using water wisely and efficiently is a long-term commitment and a culture change.

Yampa Valley Regional Airport to spend $633,000 on new snowblower for runways

Airport manager Dave Ruppel said Tuesday that plans have been in place for a decade to replace an older snowblower with $633,000 from the self-funding airport's capital budget.

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Joanne Palmer: An attempted rape that still haunts

After U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., made his surprisingly uninformed remarks that implied a woman can’t get pregnant from a “legitimate rape,” I was stunned.

Tuck Communication Services founder dies in skateboarding accident

Sandra Park said her son-in-law Brent Tuck, 37, was skateboarding with his 13-year-old son outside their Grand Junction home when he fell and hit his head.

First Friday Artwalk listings for Sept. 7

First Friday Artwalk runs from 5 to 8 p.m. at various downtown Steamboat Springs venues.

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Aspens already turning gold south of Steamboat on Fremont Pass

From the back side of Copper Mountain all the way to the Taylor River, there were stands of aspen trees that appeared to already have peaked during the Labor Day weekend.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Tuesday, Sept. 4

Bike tour operators want access to U.S. Forest Service land, Steamboat police are led on a high-speed chase and the Steamboat Stage Race wraps up with Amy Charity falling just short.

Steamboat briefs: Apply for dance, technical production scholarship

Steamboat Dance Theatre is accepting applications for the Amy Flint Memorial Scholarship for Dance and Technical Production Training.