News for Saturday, September 29, 2012



Real estate transactions for Sept. 21 to 28, 2012

Real estate transactions for Sept. 21 to 28, 2012

Marguerite Salazar: Health care law making a difference

All Americans deserve security in the health care system. Through the Affordable Care Act, we will have the security of knowing that we don’t have to worry about losing coverage if we are laid off or change jobs.

Barb Parnell: Bulging waistlines are growing and costly problem

Last week, a report titled “F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future” issued by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Trust for America’s Health warned that the number of obese adults, along with related disease rates and health care costs, are on course to increase dramatically in every part of the country.

Walt and Jayne Daub: Not in our best interests

It is Yampa Valley Electric Association’s purpose to provide cost-effective electricity to the community of Steamboat Springs. It is the city manager’s and City Council’s responsibility to preserve and protect open space on behalf of our community.

Maybelle Chotvacs: To the Steamboat Springs City Council

We locals are users of Steamboat Springs Transit’s Yellow Line. It runs from the Space Station, once an hour, to Colorado Mountain College, then to the Hilltop area and back.

Our View: Tilling the soil for economic growth

What should remain from the impact of TIC’s departure from Steamboat is the reminder that purposeful economic gardening is an effective approach to help grow future businesses.

Soroco volleyball slide continues against West Grand

The Soroco High School volleyball team wasn't on its game Saturday as it fell in three against West Grand.

Hayden volleyball falls in 3 sets to Rangely

Hayden couldn't hang on to momentum Saturday, falling in three sets against Rangely.

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Mental wellness, suicide prevention at center of Steamboat conference

Just before he jumped over the railing of the Golden Gate Bridge — a leap that he would be one of 33 people ever to survive — Kevin Hines was pleading internally for help from strangers who barely took notice of him.

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Winter running series kicks off with gorgeous day

As part of a fundraiser for the Soda Creek and Strawberry Park elementary schools, more than 300 runners showed up for the Steamboat Sneak 5-kilometer and fun runs.

On the Market: Rio Grande to close from Monday to Wednesday

Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant will close from Monday to Wednesday for renovations, according to a news release.

The Record for Sept. 28, 2012

1:43 p.m. Deputies were called to a report of harassment in the 200 block of South Sharp Avenue in Oak Creek. A man knocked on a person’s door, asked weird questions and then asked for a glass of water. The man was given a glass of water and then said something threatening. The man was told to leave, and he ran away.

Jail Report for Sept. 21 to 27, 2012

The following is a list of people booked into Routt County Jail on suspicion of the listed charges. The arresting agency is listed in parentheses.

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Steamboat Springs football team crushes Montezuma-Cortez, 47-7

On a picture-perfect Saturday, the Steamboat football team did whatever it wanted to Montezuma-Cortez. The offense was explosive, the defense swarmed and the special teams all contributed to a 47-7 Steamboat win.

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Steamboat school district: Enrollment growth soon will end

Steamboat Springs School District officials are predicting their eight-year stretch of enrollment growth soon will come to an end, and they said the milestone could arrive just in time.

John F. Russell: Coaches have an impact that can inspire

Coaches do a lot more in Steamboat Springs than manage the big game. A coach's actions can inspire young athletes to reach higher, fuel a love for the game and teach lessons that reach well beyond the lines of a field.

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3 escape house fire Saturday morning in Steamboat

Three Steamboat Springs residents were able to get out safely after a fire was discovered in their home on Willett Court early Saturday.

Eugene Buchanan: Running it blind

Erik Weihenmayer is taking the expression “running rapids blind” to new heights.