News for Thursday, September 13, 2012



Routt County events calendar for Sept. 14 to 20

Routt County events calendar for Sept. 14 to 20

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Legendary Tarahumara descend on Steamboat for Run Rabbit Run

Two of the famed Tarahumara Indians of Mexico will run the inaugural Run Rabbit Run 100-mile ultramarathon. But for the men and their guides, their presence is about more than winning.

Hayden volleyball falls in home opener

Hayden fell to 0-4 on the season, losing to Little Snake River High School, 23-25, 25-22, 25-13, 25-14.

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Nicole Inglis: America was Close to getting it right

It wasn’t much of a surprise a few weeks ago when I turned on my TV to see William Close's face gleaming with intensity, lit brilliantly from among the strings of his Earth Harp on "America’s Got Talent" on NBC.

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Steamboat soccer falls to Summit, 1-0

Steamboat lost for the second time in as many games, falling at home Thursday to Summit, 1-0.

Rob Douglas: Hickenlooper, kids and marijuana

On Wednesday, Gov. John Hickenlooper jumped into the fray over Amendment 64, which would legalize the commercial sale and adult possession of as much as 1 ounce of marijuana.

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Buffalo Pass one of Steamboat's autumn gold mines

On a blue-sky day with that welcome bit of fall already nipping, Buffalo Pass definitely will be one of those experiences locals should take a moment to savor.

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Steamboat golf narrowly misses out on 1st place at home tourney

Steamboat Springs High School golfer Brandon Martin shot a career-best Thursday at Haymaker Golf Course, but the team narrowly missed first place after a playoff with Vail Christian.

A Dog's Eye View: Who let the dogs out?

Dogs are all the same species, but their temperament, emotional makeup and attachment can be as different as with any two human beings.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Developing a vision of sustainability

The Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is teaming up with the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association to help local businesses and organizations create a road map for sustainable business practices.

Tyler Knott: Thanks for follow up

Thank you for your follow-up article (“Riding the wave,” Sept. 13 Steamboat Today) to a recent story in Steamboat Today that seemed to say property taxes to the county on undeveloped mineral property rights aren’t that valuable to the community.

Scott Bideau: Focus on the facts

The proposed casino debate has focused on predictions of economic impact. I’d prefer to focus on the facts. Fact 1: This casino will not be bound by state or local laws, just like any businesses on sovereign Native American land.

Chris Kipfer: The race goes on

Gene Cook will not read the “garbage” of Paul Krugman or Charles Blow (“A new windbag,” Sept. 12 Steamboat Today). He will not allow himself to be informed by opinions that are in opposition to his own.

The Record for Sept. 12, 2012

1:08 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a noninjury crash at South Lincoln Avenue and Dougherty Road.

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Teen singer, part-time Steamboat resident to perform Friday

Bella Hudson whose family has been visiting Steamboat on the weekends and through the holidays for about five years, will perform with guitarist Sam Leslie, 15, and fiddle player Jens Hybertson, 17, at 6 p.m. Friday at Sweetwater Grill.

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Routt County school supply drive gains traction in 2nd year

When the 35-gallon tub of school supplies rolled into a Soda Creek Elementary School classroom Thursday morning, a crowd of curious third-graders rose instantly and gathered around it.

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Mutt Strut fundraiser returns to Steamboat on Saturday

About 40 dog-human teams visit local hospital patients through the Heeling Friends program, which will hold its Mutt Strut fundraiser Saturday.

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Natural Grocers' new store brings Steamboat building full circle

The new Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage store offers a community room with a demonstration kitchen and free Wi-Fi.

Water restrictions prove effective in Steamboat

Water restrictions are expected to be lifted later this month as businesses and homeowners stop watering their lawns.

Fire restrictions to be lifted Friday in Steamboat Springs

Residents who live within city limits once again will be allowed to use their charcoal grills and have fires in fire rings that have been permitted by the fire department.

Steamboat Pilot & Today advertising team receives national honor

The Steamboat Pilot & Today’s advertising staff received a national award for innovation Thursday at the Local Media Association’s Fall Conference in Atlanta.

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Fleischer Sport to open downtown Steamboat snowboard store

Fleischer Sport Ride is scheduled to open Sept. 29 in Old Town Square at Seventh Street and Lincoln Avenue in downtown Steamboat Springs.

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Aspen, Beaver Creek World Cups get live TV

The women’s racing in Aspen will include American Olympic medalists Lindsey Vonn and Julia Mancuso in giant slalom and slalom races Nov. 24 and 25.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Thursday, Sept. 13

Good news uncovered about coal mining in Routt County, the county collected $183,869 in oil and gas production taxes and ESPN Radio should be back on local airwaves soon.