News for Thursday, September 27, 2012



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Steamboat volleyball falls in 4 games to Glenwood Springs

Each game was close, but Glenwood Springs maintained its composure and its power through the end and waltzed out of Steamboat Springs with a 3-1 victory.

Oak Creek Town Board continues budget work

Predicting a 50 percent drop in property tax revenue in 2014, Oak Creek Town Administrator Mary Alice Page-Allen said her goal was “to stabilize the general fund and not have this looming property tax hurt” the town.

Scott Willoughby: Some care whether Colorado cutthroat trout are 'pure'

The announcement that the purebred form of Colorado's state fish, the greenback cutthroat trout, remains only in a small segment of stream near Colorado Springs arrives with good news, bad news and a dash of indifference.

Steamboat boys soccer shuts out Rifle

After a rough two-day patch earlier this season, the Steamboat Springs High School boys soccer team seems to be playing its best soccer of the season. 

Hayden volleyball downs North Park, 3-0

Hayden High School volleyball coach Christene Planansky could sense it but just wasn’t seeing it. She knew her Tigers team was much better than their record.

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City eyes major cuts to free bus service to balance 2013 budget

City officials on Tuesday will present a 2013 budget to the Steamboat Springs City Council that would ax the Yellow Line, drastically reduce evening bus service in the summer and eliminate nine full-time driving positions.

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Butch Cassidy relative visits Craig for book-signing, discussion

Although countless books have been written about Cassidy and stories surrounding his life inspired the 1969 fictional film “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” many tales largely have gone untold, until now.

Paul Bonnifield: Statesmanship, not war

Placing the turmoil of the Middle East, especially Iran’s nuclear program, into a high-profile political fracas is playing an extremely high-risk game with the nation’s future.

The Record for Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012

9:46 a.m. Officers were called to a report of a suspicious incident in the 3600 block of Lincoln Avenue. A person was concerned about people digging on a hill and thought they were going to trigger a rock slide. Officers could not find the people.

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Steamboat trainers offer ski, snowboard fitness classes

In preparing for the impending winter sports season, it’s all about a strong core. But it’s no easy road to get there. Just getting into shape isn’t enough to make it through a long season safely.

Steamboat briefs: Northwest Colorado VNA offer rabies information

As part of World Rabies Day today, the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association reminds readers that bats can have rabies and to never touch a bat.

Residents urged to check carbon monoxide, smoke detectors

As the nights get colder and residents begin turning on the heat, local fire chiefs are encouraging everyone to make sure their furnaces and carbon monoxide detectors are working properly.

Routt County events calendar for Sept. 28 to Oct. 4

Routt County events calendar for Sept. 28 to Oct. 4

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Jeremy Buck to kick off Steamboat's 1st SummerEndo festival

Jeremy Buck, who first played Steamboat Springs over Fourth of July, returns to Ski Town USA this weekend for a free show at 6 p.m. Friday at the Steamboat Stage in Gondola Square.

Steamboat clarinetist Gary Foss revels in opportunities to perform

On Friday, clarinetist Gary Foss will be part of the Meet the Orchestra concert featuring Teresa Steffen-Greenlee and Christel Houston performing the Milhaud suite for clarinet, violin and piano.

Steamboat Ski Area to celebrate end of bike park's 1st season

Steamboat Ski Area will wrap up the summer downhill cycling season this weekend with concerts and a Sunday competition.

Scott Wedel: Public vote is needed

The Oak Creek Town Board’s proposed 2013 budget currently is planning on taking $106,155 from the electric utility, $17,900 from the water utility and $50,250 from the sewer utility as “management fees” for use in the general fund.

Donor's generosity could help propel Steamboat Sk8 Church through 2013

A live auction Sunday featuring hundreds of collectible items will be used to help Sk8 Church pay its rent for the next year.

Brian Edwards: Kudos to local anglers

Coming off a spartan ski season, it could not have been easy to honor a voluntary ban on fishing.

Some new Colorado voters may need to confirm registration

New voters who registered from Sept. 14 to Monday at using a mobile device or tablet may not be registered, according to a news release.

Community Agriculture Alliance: A resilient agriculture economy

Whether it was problems with gardens, trees or range conditions, many of the issues that our plants were facing were a direct result of the hot, dry conditions that plagued the majority of our growing season.

A Dog's Eye View: Puppy sibling rivalry

Raising sibling puppies is not for the faint of heart. By the time you bring them home and realize what you’ve done, how can you choose which one to keep?

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5 fashion trends for fall in Steamboat Springs

If you want to add to your early winter wardrobe, local retail managers and storeowners shared how Steamboat will be wearing the fashion trends this fall.

Routt County Council on Aging coordinator for Medicare assistance program gives audio interview

Betsy Pack, the Routt County Council on Aging's counselor and coordinator for the Colorado State Health Insurance Assistance Program, gave an audio interview for the assistance program's 20th anniversary.

Storm gives Steamboat's September rain total a boost

On Thursday morning, Art Judson measured 0.05 inches of rain at his measuring station between downtown Steamboat Springs and the mountain, bringing his total for September to 0.91 inches.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Thursday, Sept. 27

TIC Holdings will leave Steamboat, Iron Horse tenants don't want it to be demolished and political candidates stress importance of education.