News for Tuesday, February 12, 2013

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Steamboat Springs City Council to consider extending Interim City Manager Deb Hinsvark's contract

Saying they don't want to launch a search for a permanent city manager before November, members of the Steamboat Springs City Council on Tuesday night agreed to consider next month offering Interim City Manager Deb Hinsvark an extended contract.

Brian Boos: Failing grade

In your Feb. 10 issue, you chose to publish a political cartoon that depicted a man with a gun getting blown up by a drone. What a sad comic to be printing.

Our View: Riding the turbulence to calmer skies

The consistently subpar performance of United Express’ Denver-YVRA leg during the past few months has cast a pall over the operation of the airport and certainly the impression of the unfortunate travelers who have fallen victim to the late and canceled flights.

Soroco girls basketball team rolls

The Soroco High School girls basketball team easily beat Vail Christian on Tuesday.

Steamboat briefs: 4 Yellow Foundation Fund grant applications accepted

The Yampa Valley Community Foundation is accepting annual grant applications from the 4 Yellow Foundation Fund for local cancer-related services. Applications are due by 4 p.m. Feb 28 to grants@yvcf.org.

Shell's level of drilling activity unlikely to increase in Northwest Colorado in 2013

Shell Social Performance Adviser Garrett Dolan said he would begin a socioeconomic impact analysis that would study potential effects on Routt and Moffat counties.

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Yampa's Crossan's M&A Market building added to National Register of Historic Places

The historic Yampa building's weathered storefront reveals the ravages of time, but the interior is remarkably well-preserved.

Thoughtful Parenting: Building emotion vocabulary in children

Emotions give us information about what is going on around us, and children need adults to help them identify emotions. Understanding how we’re feeling helps us take action.

Steamboat Ski Area rates poorly on environmental scorecard

Steamboat Ski Area ranks among the worst five Western resorts for environmental practices in the newest Ski Area Environmental Scorecard. The scorecard is weighted heavily against resort expansion and expects a number of proactive resource efficiency efforts.

College roundup for Feb. 13

Catching up with Routt County's collegiate athletes.

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Athlete of the Week: Briana Peterson

Briana Peterson hit the game-winner with three seconds left Friday against North Park and then led the team with 14 points Saturday against West Grand in a pair of wins for the Rams.

The Record for Monday, Feb. 11, 2013

4:12 p.m. Officers were called to a report of shoplifting from a grocery store in the 1800 block of Central Park Drive. A man reportedly went through the self-checkout lane and could not get his food stamp card to work. Police said the man then left without paying for the groceries. Police know who the man is because he left his wallet in the grocery store.

Colorado House passes 1st marijuana bill of session

A bill that would create a training program for medical-marijuana workers passed the Colorado House on Tuesday.

District attorney to decide if charges warranted in Aspen skiing death

Ninth Judicial District Attorney Sherry Caloia said the review of a fatal ski collision on Aspen Mountain will go on the “fast burner” next week for a decision by her and her staff on whether a criminal charge is warranted.

Steamboat Springs could see snowy run-up to weekend

The National Weather Service predicts that snow showers could start as early as overnight Tuesday into Wednesday. And Steamboat-based meteorologist Mike Weissbluth predicted Steamboat could receive 6 to 12 inches of snow by Friday morning.

Steamboat Ski Area snow report for Tuesday, Feb. 12

Steamboat Ski Area is reporting 2 new inches of snow at mid-mountain in the past 24 hours.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Tuesday, Feb. 12

The Steamboat Springs City Council and the Routt County Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday night, a fly-tying demonstration is set for Wednesday and Hahn's Peak Roadhouse refines its expansion plans.