Stories for January 2013

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Thursday, January 31

Steamboat’s presence felt at SIA Snow Show

Don’t be surprised if your favorite ski shop is a tad short-handed this weekend. Not because everyone’s out sampling the snow but rather “The Show.”

Adult League Volleyball Scores for Jan. 30, 2013

Adult League Volleyball Scores for Jan. 30, 2013

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Steamboat wrestlers beat by Moffat County, Coal Ridge at Craig meet

Highlighting the day for the Sailors, Connor O’Brien, wrestling at 170, and Cole Sittig, at 285, each went 2-0.

Rob Douglas: Invisible war wounds

A disabled U.S. Army veteran's recent allegations against a local motel owner highlight the misconception that too many Americans have when it comes to battlefield wounds that leave no obvious physical trace while scarring the psyche.

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Developer submits competing offer for Steamboat Springs public safety building

BAP, Big Agnes and Honey Stinger are not the only ones who want to buy the downtown public safety building. A second offer has been submitted to the city by a developer who envisions redeveloping the property.

Saturday crash that closed US highway 40 still being investigated

A car crash Saturday morning on U.S. Highway 40 between Steamboat Springs and Hayden still is under investigation by the Colorado State Patrol this week.

The Record for Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013

2:21 a.m. Oak Creek Fire Protection District firefighters were called to help a person with a back injury in the 200 block of South Sharp Avenue.

Soroco knocks off Hayden in wrestling

The Soroco High School wrestling team knocked off Hayden on Thursday. Hayden, however, had the advantage in matches that counted, beating Soroco 2-1.

Routt County commissioners object to downtown Steamboat Springs urban renewal authority

The commissioners say individual taxpayers in Routt County pay higher property tax bills because of the mountain URA, which funded the snowmelted promenade wrapping the ski base and the daylighting of Burgess Creek.

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STARStruck: Steamboat adaptive ski camp caters to veterans

More than two dozen United States military veterans attended the inaugural STARS and Stripes Heroes Camp in Steamboat Springs. They all came with different stories, but their shared experience proved invaluable.

Ed Miklus: What am I missing?

The other week, a Steamboat Today readers poll asked which of the eight final proposals should receive the revenue from the city’s 1 percent lodging tax. My answer: none of the above.

Richard Boersma: The Third Amendment

All this talk today about gun control and Second Amendment rights seems to be blotting out a serious threat to another of our constitutional guarantees, that of the Third Amendment.

Howard Bashinski: Use your headlights

There’s a movement supporting using headlights 24/7 to enhance overall road safety. It seems logical that anything increasing the “detectability” of other cars is a good thing. We all should do this.

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Steamboat tattoo artist Milo Alfring finds freedom in his work

Milo Alfring will be showing his artwork — along with collaborative pieces he created with Garrett Brown and the work of Jonathan McHugh — at Urbane during February. The show opens during First Friday Artwalk on Friday.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Back to the future for local agriculture

Today, a variety of individual efforts and larger-scale initiatives has started to return us to the broad agriculture opportunities that were here many years ago.

A Dog's Eye View: Understanding your dogs' body language

The topic of hugging dogs comes up so often and has such important repercussions that it’s worth addressing again and again.

Flash mob planned to celebrate 100th Winter Carnival in Steamboat

Local residents Millie Flanigan and Marnie Smith, mothers of Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athletes, wanted to organize an activity that involved the entire community to celebrate the 100th Winter Carnival.

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Andy Bockelman: Overcoming 'The Impossible'

The human factor of such a crisis isn’t ignored in a story that continually shows the audience just how much impact a giant tidal wave could have on so many people.

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Avalanche warning in effect for mountains near Steamboat Springs

High wind speeds Wednesday night increased the likelihood that the heavy snowfall was being condensed into wind slabs on aspects facing north, east and south.

Steamboat Ski Area snow report for Thursday, Jan. 31

Steamboat Ski Area is reporting 6 inches of new snow at mid-mountain since the lifts closed yesterday and 14 inches of fresh powder in the past 24 hours.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Thursday, Jan. 31

Sonja Hinrichsen is back for a third year of snow drawings, a group met to discuss the future of the Yellow Line and the Craig-Scheckman Family Foundation grows its giving.

Wednesday, January 30

Steamboat briefs: Hayden Town Board to discuss health insurance at Thursday meeting

The Hayden Town Board will hold a special meeting Thursday to pick a health insurance carrier for town employees. The meeting is at 5:30 p.m. at Hayden Town Hall.

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Craig-Scheckman Family Foundation continues to grow in Routt County

Sara Craig-Scheckman learned at a young age she had a knack for making a difference, and in 2005 she helped found the Craig-Scheckman Family Foundation, which recently surpassed $1 million in contributions to community organizations.

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club freestyle team gets 7 on podium at Rocky Mountain Qualifier Series

The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club freestyle program notched seven podium finishes at a Rocky Mountain Qualifier Series event in Steamboat during the weekend.

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Steamboat Springs snowboarders qualify for finals at Grand Prix

Steamboat Springs snowboarders Taylor and Arielle Gold qualified for the finals of the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix in Park City, Utah.

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3 Yampa Valley Regional Airport flights canceled during Wednesday storm

Airline flights destined for Yampa Valley Regional Airport on Wednesday were nearly 70 percent booked with 675 passengers, but about half of those travelers weren’t going to make it to Steamboat after their flights were canceled.

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Group meets to discuss future of Steamboat Springs Transit Yellow Line bus route

Although the Steamboat Springs Transit Yellow Line is running this year, its future still is in flux. A group met Wednesday afternoon to talk about short- and long-term funding solutions for the free bus route.

Hayden Town Board to discuss health insurance at Thursday meeting

The Hayden Town Board on Thursday will hold a special meeting to pick a health insurance carrier for town employees.

John Weibel: Ag vs. commercial

Unfortunately, it seems that the paper misrepresents what I am after. I was not seeking revision to the building codes. I was seeking the definition of the processing of farm products on farm as an agricultural use.

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Routt County teams ready for weekend action

Routt County sports teams get back to action this weekend with all three area schools competing.

Donald Leavitt: Keeping our rights

Why would a civilian need a military-style assault rifle? If we don’t fight to keep our rights to want what we want, we will lose all the rights we hold dear, one at a time.

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club freeskiing team earns top finishes

The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club freeskiing team competed in half-pipe and slope-style events during the weekend in Breckenridge.

The Record for Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013

10:24 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of prescription pills taken from an unlocked car in the 400 block of Oak Street.

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Snow drawings to decorate Yampa Valley's white canvas again

Sonja Hinrichsen will make her snow drawings in Routt County for the third year this weekend, and for the second time she is enlisting the help of as many community volunteers as possible.

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Powerful storm to exit Steamboat by Thursday afternoon but not before dumping as much as 2 1/2 feet at ski area

As much as 16 inches of snow is expected in town by Thursday evening with almost double that total possible for Steamboat Ski Area.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Wednesday, Jan. 30

Small-scale dairy farmer John Weibel was denied a building code exemption, Yampa Valley Data Partners hires a new economic analyst and Steamboat is set to host a Nordic race.

Routt County commissioners: No building code exception for dairy farmer

Small-scale dairy farmer John Weibel didn’t get the answers he was seeking from the Routt County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday.

Steamboat Ski Area snow report for Wednesday, Jan. 30

Steamboat Ski Area is reporting 3 new inches of snow at mid-mountain in the past 24 hours.

Tuesday, January 29

Steamboat briefs: Rabbi weekend events for Har Mishpacha start Friday

Rabbi weekend events for Har Mishpacha, Steamboat Springs’ Jewish congregation, begin Friday.

Our View: Time for clarity with city manager search

The Steamboat Springs City Council owes it to city staff and residents to establish clear expectations and goals for Steamboat’s chief executive officer.

First Friday Artwalk listings for Feb. 1

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

Thoughtful Parenting: Make the healthy choice the easy choice

2013 is the year to set one healthy eating goal for you and your family.

The Record for Monday, Jan. 28, 2013

12:04 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a noise complaint in the 2700 block of Eagleridge Drive. A group had been asked twice to turn down its music but refused. Officers gave the group a verbal warning.

Routt County collegiate athletes roundup for Jan. 29

Read up on how local athletes are doing for their college teams.

U10, U12 Alpine athletes bring home top finishes

Several Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club U10 and U12 athletes notched solid finishes during the weekend at a Rocky Mountain Division event at Sunlight Mountain Resort.

Steamboat Springs skiers compete in Governor’s Cup cross-country ski race

Several Steamboat skiers performed well at the Governor’s Cup 30-kilometer cross-country ski race Saturday at Devil’s Thumb Ranch in Delta.

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Steamboat Springs set to host Nordic race Saturday

A middle and high school Nordic race scheduled Saturday in Leadville has been moved to Steamboat because the course didn’t have enough snow.

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Athlete of the Week: Paul Laliberte

Laliberte helped the Tigers to a 10-2 overall record and a No. 9 ranking in Class 2A, the first time Hayden has been in The Denver Post rankings this season.

Yampa Valley Data Partners hires new economic analyst

Brandon Owens is joining the nonprofit organization as an independent contractor and adviser on data projects and products, according to a news release.

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Steamboat skiers romp through 24 inches that fell in 24 hours

Meteorologist Mike Weissbluth said Steamboat was in a localized plume of convection causing heavy and persistent snow showers.

Steamboat Ski Area snow report for Tuesday, Jan. 29

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

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Tuesday, Jan. 29

Congressman Scott Tipton assigns a staffer to Steamboat Springs, Steamboat athletes perform well in Telluride and Breckenridge and the National Weather Service predicts a big week of snow ahead for Steamboat.

Adult league dodgeball scores for Jan. 29, 2013

Adult league dodgeball scores for Jan. 29, 2013

Monday, January 28

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Steamboat Springs School District seeks an end to two-tiered system of athletic funding

For the second time in less than a year, parents and student-athletes in Steamboat Springs packed a school board meeting on Monday night seeking equity in athletic funding.

Medora Fralick: A Hayden success story

With all of the negative press surrounding the Hayden School District recently, I would like to share a success story. It is the story of five young women on the high school’s speech and debate team and their principal.

Laura Case: Local silent heroes

As we near the end of National Mentoring Month, I would like to thank the silent heroes in our community. I feel that the mentors in my kids’ lives are special, silent heroes every single day.

Kathy Cain: Help is available

To many Americans, the legalization of abortion 40 years ago this month is cause for protest; an unjust law that needs to be reversed.

Steamboat skiers show well in Telluride

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club skier Vreni Lupear won a FIS slalom race and had a second-place finish at pair of races in Telluride

Steamboat snowboarders pick up big results in Breckenridge

Steamboat Springs snowboarders picked up a pile of top results Saturday and Sunday at an event in Breckenridge. Saturday consisted of a half-pipe competition while a slope-style event followed Sunday.

Steamboat briefs: High school broomball tournament set for Friday

The city of Steamboat Springs Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department is hosting a broomball tournament for high school students beginning at 9:15 p.m. Friday at Howelsen Ice Arena. The cost is $3 a person, and there will be prizes for the winning team.

Jimmy Westlake: A rodent’s input on a seasonal date

Groundhog Day is coming up this week, marking the midpoint of winter. The tradition of this unusual holiday can be traced back many centuries, though not in the same form that we celebrate it today.

Tom Ross: Rediscovering my ancestors's 1848 journey on the California Trail

Now I know in great detail how my ancestors took part in America's westward expansion in wagons drawn by oxen.

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Congressman Scott Tipton assigns staffer to Steamboat Springs

Josh Green, Tipton’s press secretary, confirmed that Ian Lyle’s presence marks the first time the congressman has had a staffer based in Northwest Colorado.

Joel Reichenberger: Remembering Shannon Dunn's snowboard success

It was a history-making kind of week for Steamboat Springs snowboarders, with World Championships and Arielle Gold's podium finish at the X Games. Here's to hoping we don't forget any time soon.

The Record for Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013

4:52 p.m. Officers were called to a report of a person who was jumping up and down and saying some strange things at a convenience store in the 2000 block of Curve Plaza.

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National Weather Service forecasts 17 to 33 inches of snow in Steamboat's Park Range by Wednesday

Meteorologist Mike Weissbluth said there is a potential for Steamboat Ski Area to have receive 22 to 44 inches of snow by Thursday.

Routt County high school sports roundup for Jan. 28

It wasn't a great weekend for Steamboat Springs High School hoops or hockey, but the wrestling team and the Hayden and Soroco basketball programs all showed better.

Steamboat Ski Area snow report for Monday, Jan. 28

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

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Monday, Jan. 28

A U.S. Army veteran alleges he was discriminated against by a downtown motel owner, Steamboat snowboarder Matt Ladley withdrew from the X Games super-pipe finals after an accident during a training run and Colorado Mountain College students will study in Cuba.

Sunday, January 27

Adult league men's basketball scores for Jan. 27

Adult league men's basketball scores for Jan. 27

Deb Babcock: African violets are a beautiful choice

For a popular indoor plant with beautiful flowers and foliage, you can’t beat African violets (Saintpaulia). They seem to always look wonderful and bloom year-round.

Monday Medical: No. 1 cause of death for women

Yampa Valley Medical Center is starting out American Heart Month right. On Friday, Wear Red Day, YVMC will host a free luncheon presentation with Dr. William Baker, cardiologist at Heart Center of the Rockies in Steamboat Springs.

Ladley: "I'm alright" after accident sidelines him from X Games finale

Steamboat snowboarder Matt Ladley said he's feeling alright after an accident Sunday evening kept him from the X Games superpipe finals.

Laura McKelvie: Regulations are needed

In his “Grass-roots pushback” column in Friday’s Steamboat Today, Rob Douglas ponders what facets of our lives are not governed by laws and regulations.

County Agenda for Jan. 28 to 29

County Agenda for Jan. 28 to 29

Steamboat briefs: Library, project seeks bust art pieces for Friday event

Bud Werner Memorial Library and the Yampa Valley Breast Cancer Awareness Project are seeking bust art pieces that have been purchased during the past 11 years of Bust of Steamboat events.

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Crucial mistake doesn't dampen Justin Reiter's World Championships podium

Justin Reiter finished second at the FIS World Championships in Stoneham, Quebec, securing the best finish of his career and the second podium of these World Championships for the Winter Sports Club.

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Colorado Mountain College students studying abroad in Cuba

A group of Colorado Mountain College students is preparing to travel to Cuba on a trip that was forbidden just a couple years ago.

High School Nordic team gets 3rd-place finish

The Steamboat Springs High School girls Nordic skiing team was third in the skate skiing portion of a mixed-discipline race, led by Meg O’Connell, who finished third in skate and eighth in classic.

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Steamboat hockey falls on the road

Steamboat scored two third-period goals, but that wasn’t enough to rescue the Sailors form the hole they found themselves in on Saturday and they ended up with a 3-2 loss playing on the road at Standley Lake.

Steamboat's Bryan Fletcher 8th at World Cup

Bryan Fletcher placed eighth, his second top-10 finish of the weekend skiing Sunday in Klingenthal, Germany. Billy Demong wasn’t far back, finishing 12th.

The Record for Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013

6:51 p.m. Officers were called to a report of a resident who came home from vacation and found an unknown car parked in their driveway in the 400 block of 12th Street. It was towed.

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Veteran alleges discrimination by Steamboat Springs motel owner

After a poor guest experience at a downtown budget motel, a disabled U.S. Army veteran who thinks he was discriminated against plans to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice.

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Juggling kids, careers isn't easy for families like the Spillanes

Hilary Spillane doesn’t have time to be stressed out. Considering what it’s like being the wife of an Olympic medalist and world champion Nordic combined skier, it would be easy for her to dwell on how crazy life can get.

Meet the US Nordic combined A Team

Meet U.S. Nordic combined A Team members Billy Demong, Bryan Fletcher, Taylor Fletcher, Todd Lodwick and Johnny Spillane.

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The day Nordic combined took off

Walk toward Howelsen Hill during a Wednesday night Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Little Vikings Jump Competition and the heart of ski jumping in Steamboat Springs thumps.

Learn the lingo of Nordic combined skiing

Learn the lingo of Nordic combined skiing

With limited funding, chasing a Nordic combined dream is expensive

Nordic combined skiing in the United States is in an interesting predicament like few other sports. In addition to being a niche sport that attracts little U.S. attention outside Olympic years, almost all Nordic combined competitions — and all of the elite-level World Cups — take place overseas.

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Fletcher brothers represent new generation of Nordic combined

For years, U.S. Nordic combined skiing has started and ended with just three names: Todd Lodwick, Johnny Spillane and Billy Demong.

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Losing Ground: Family disintegration weighs on state of Colorado

Single parenthood is a bigger indicator of poverty than race, according to six decades of U.S. Census Bureau data analyzed by I-News Network.

Scott Stanford: ‘Losing Ground’ helps I-News Network gain ground

We’re one of more than a dozen newspapers and media outlets publishing the “Losing Ground” series, an in-depth reporting project by Denver-based I-News Network.

Saturday, January 26

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Arielle Gold, once an alternate, grabs X Games podium in women's super-pipe snowboarding

Arielle Gold earned a spot only after another rider backed out, but she proved she belonged, finishing third in, thanks to ESPN, one of the sport’s brightest spotlights.

Soroco girls hoops picks up win in Vail

Jacey Schlegel poured in 13 points, one of her best outputs of the season, on Saturday as the Soroco High School girls basketball team won at Vail Christian, 46-37.

Soroco boys basketball's rally cut short

Soroco rallied from a nine-point hole to tie the game late but couldn't pull out a win on the road against Vail Christian.

Steamboat girls basketball falls, 51-41, in Glenwood

Steamboat lost Saturday against Glenwood Springs, falling, 51-41.

Steamboat boys hoops roughed up in Glenwood

Glenwood erased Steamboat's 3-point halftime lead, then surged in the fourth quarter for a 42-30 win.

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Wrestling tournament returns to Steamboat; Sailors tie for 1st

For the first time in five years, Steamboat Springs High School was filled Saturday with the whistles and cheers, groans and celebrations of a high school wrestling tournament.

Steamboat briefs: Casey’s Pond senior living luncheon is Wednesday

A free, informational luncheon about the Casey’s Pond senior living center project is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 30 at Rex’s American Grill & Bar.

CMC to consider 3 candidates for interim president

Three candidates are in line to serve as the interim president of Colorado Mountain College while the school carries out a search for a new permanent president.

Hayden boys blow out Vail Mountain on Saturday

Hayden led by seven after the first quarter but soon opened up the game the way a heavy favorite is supposed to, eventually winning, 75-40.

Transactions for Jan. 18 to 24

Transactions for Jan. 18 to 24

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Steamboat Springs teachers train in mindfulness

A group of Steamboat Springs elementary school teachers were given a new set of tools Saturday that hopefully will make their students perform better in the classroom and in life.

Chuck VeDepo: Makes no sense

To purchase a weapon from the local Walmart, there is a nine-day wait and no fee for the background check.

Ann Ross: Values attacked

We need to change our thinking about our world. Relationships help protect. Learning, caring, talking, compromise, respect and teaching will benefit all with less conflict.

Kathy Rhodes: Be proactive

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, and I want to urge women to check in with their health care providers and talk about getting a pap test.

Tammie Delaney, Donna Hellyer et al: Thanks, Hayden

We would like to thank the community members of Hayden for the donations of time, support and money put toward our beautiful, one-of-a-kind nativity scene created by artist Nini Shroyer.

Paul Bonnifield: Can't do nothing

The national crisis resulting from the mass murders in public places and schools has everyone soul searching. Should there be stronger gun control and more active response to mental disorders?

Thomas Krannawitter: Should we give up on the Constitution?

It’s hard to say which is worse in Louis Michael Seidman's opinion piece “Let’s give up on the Constitution”: how bad his advice is, or what his essay reveals about the state of higher education in America today.

Sen. Mark Udall: 2013 goals focus on sportsmen, conservation

Sportsmen and women are a vital thread in the fabric of the West. They fuel a significant part of the Colorado economy — generating more than $3 billion each year in Colorado and supporting 34,000 jobs, especially in rural communities.

Our View: With lodging tax revenue, don't bite the hand that feeds

Steamboat Springs’ lodging tax committee this week halved the number of finalists vying for annual revenues from a 1 percent tax on nightly resort accommodations, but its toughest work still lies ahead.

John F. Russell: Collecting sports history 1 board at a time

Powder Pursuits owner Chris Smith may not look like a historian, but his collection of historic boards someday will help relay the sports journey to the next generation.

Jail Report for Jan. 19 to 25, 2013

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. Residencies were not available.

The Record for Friday, Jan. 25, 2013

5:28 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of harassment in the first block of Fifth Street. A resident was mad about how early snow was being plowed at the property, so the resident parked his or her car where the plow driver puts the snow.

Bryan Fletcher 6th at World Cup, leads solid team showing

Bryan Fletcher soared to sixth place Saturday in a Nordic combined World Cup event in Klingenthal, Germany.

Top 10 most-viewed stories for the week of Jan. 17 to 23

Check out our most-viewed stories from the past week, and see what you missed.

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40-year-old condo project in Steamboat Springs' Ski Time Square to be refreshed

The Ski Time Square Condominiums will gain a contemporary look while making the 40-year-old project more affordable to maintain.

Crash on US 40 near Mount Harris Canyon sends 3 to hospital

The Colorado State Patrol on Saturday afternoon still was trying to piece together how four cars crashed in the morning on U.S. Highway 40 between Steamboat Springs and Hayden.

Friday, January 25

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Hayden boys basketball picks up key victory

It was a tight game and a crucial win for the Hayden High School boys basketball team, which secured its hold on the league Friday night with a 62-51 win at home against Vail Christian.

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Hayden girls rise up to knock off Vail Christian

The Hayden High School girls basketball team’s 39-28 victory Friday night against Vail Christian was as sweet a win as the Tigers could have imagined.

Soroco boys basketball team rolls past Vail Mountain

The Soroco High School boys basketball team easily beat Vail Mountain on Friday.

Steamboat briefs: CMC among top 20 community colleges for ‘success rate’

Colorado Mountain College ranked in the top 20 out of nearly 800 community colleges across the nation for successful graduation and transfer rates, according to a news release.

Routt County Council on Aging senior lunch menus for the week of Jan. 28

Routt County Council on Aging senior lunch menus for the week of Jan. 28

Routt County school lunch menus for the week of Jan. 28

Routt County school lunch menus for the week of Jan. 28

Steamboat Springs hockey team loses to Mullen

The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team lost, 6-2, to Mullen on Friday.

Hayden School District considering School Board changes

Hayden School District officials are considering asking voters to change the way Hayden School Board members are elected.

Steamboat Springs' Matt Ladley reflects on strong qualifying round at Winter X Games

Steamboat Springs snowboarder Matt Ladley was fifth in qualifications at the X Games. Snowboarders Maddy Schaffrick and Arielle Gold take to the pipe Saturday.

The Record for Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013

1:09 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a domestic disturbance at a bar in the 700 block of Lincoln Avenue. A man reportedly shoved his girlfriend down the stairs and then left. Police were following up on the incident.

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Producer and DJ MartyParty to play in Steamboat on Wednesday

No stranger to Colorado, MartyParty has played venues like the 4,500-person Fillmore Auditorium in Denver as half of the production duo PANTyRAID.

Cloudy skies help raise Steamboat Springs temperatures

For a January that has been one of the coldest on record, the next week looks to be a welcome break from subzero temperatures.

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Tom Ross: 100 lanterns will light the 100th Winter Carnival

Sarah Floyd hopes folks who decide to launch a Winter Carnival lantern will write personal wishes for future carnivals on them.

Steamboat's Taylor Fletcher named World Cup Nordic Combined Athlete of the Week

Head Nordic combined coach Dave Jarrett said Fletcher has faith that he could compete with the top athletes on the World Cup.

Steamboat Ski Area snow report for Friday, Jan. 25

Steamboat Ski Area is reporting 2 new inches of snow at mid-mountain since the resort closed Thursday.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Friday, Jan. 25

Flu cases are prevalent in Routt County, a judge denies the city of Steamboat Springs' request to dismiss a skier death claim and Matt Ladley qualifies in fifth at the X Games.

Thursday, January 24

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Soroco girls basketball takes down Hayden

The Soroco High School girls basketball team improved to 8-3 with a 50-29 victory Thursday night against cross-county rival Hayden.

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Eugene Buchanan: Are you cool enough to be a dork?

If this month gets remembered for its lack of snowfall, it also might go down for its urban line accolades. Not even a windstorm swept up to Etch-a-Sketch away locals’ snowy artwork.

Adult league volleyball scores for Jan. 23

Adult league volleyball scores for Jan. 23

Steamboat Springs' Ladley qualifies 5th at X Games

Steamboat Springs snowboarder Matt Ladley qualified for the finals of the X Games super-pipe Thursday, throwing down a slick opening run in the elimination event in Aspen.

The Record for Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013

12:59 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of people who were running through the area and being loud at Whistler Road and Mustang Run. Officers contacted people who were being loud and gave a warning.

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Cases of flu prevalent in Routt County

Routt County has not been immune from a flu season that nationwide is shaping up to be worse than average.

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Gas prices inch downward in Steamboat, still 56 cents higher on average than Denver

Steamboat gas station owner Ulrich Salzgeber acknowledged that the gap between gas prices in Steamboat and Denver right now is greater than it should be.

Steamboat briefs: Unattended vehicles idling against law in Colorado

As part of the anti-idling education campaign Spare the Air, the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council would like to remind drivers that leaving an unattended vehicle idling is illegal under Colorado law.

Rob Douglas: Grass-roots pushback

Incrementally, the evidence is growing that Americans are trying to dam a river of laws and regulations that originates in Washington, D.C., picks up volume under state capitol domes and threatens to drown every town and county across America.

Steamboat's forecast calls for as much as 14 inches of snow by Tuesday morning

Saturday could be the wild card with a chance of rain mixed with snow in the valley.

Summit County, CDOT brace for 7-month eastbound I-70 construction

There are just 10 weeks of blasting, delays and preparation left before the Colorado Department of Transportation shutters the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 completely for seven months while the highway is widened to three lanes.

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Tragedy will become comedy when Heritage Christian School debuts play Friday

The theater program is part of the new J-Term instituted this year at Heritage Christian School west of Steamboat.

Judge denies city of Steamboat Springs' motion to dismiss skier death claim

On Thursday, 14th Judicial District Judge Shelley Hill issued an order denying the city of Steamboat Springs’ request to dismiss a claim from Maureen Ryan related to the death of her son, Cooper Larsh, while he was skiing at Howelsen Hill on March 17, 2011.

A Dog's Eye View: How pain can affect behavior

Sudden onset of behavioral change often is linked to pain or disease. We can’t treat the behavior without eliminating the cause of discomfort and pain.  

Community Agriculture Alliance: An old beginning with a new twist

Agriculture is nothing if not consistent. Against all odds, agricultural producers continue to provide food, fiber, products and services for the region, country and world.

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The Broken Spoke returns to Steamboat with folk and indie rock

The band, which just released its second studio album, will be returning to Steamboat Springs for the second time Saturday with a show at The Tugboat Grill & Pub. The concert costs $5 and starts at about 10 p.m.

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Andy Bockelman: Cracks and flaws visible in 'Broken City'

After countless films, both good and bad, where he plays the guy with a shadowy past trying to pull his life together, Wahlberg must be feeling the rut by now. It’s certainly starting to show.

Steamboat Ski Area snow report for Thursday, Jan. 24

Steamboat Ski Area is reporting a mid-mountain base of 33 inches.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Thursday, Jan. 24

Steamboat could break its cold and dry spell of weather this weekend, a preliminary hearing was rescheduled for a man accused of firing a gun in a downtown bar and Steamboat Springs city planners hope to inspire creative development with changes to rules.

Wednesday, January 23

Little Vikings Wednesday Night Jump Series No. 2: Results for Jan. 23, 2013

Little Vikings Wednesday Night Jump Series No. 2: Results for Jan. 23, 2013

Hitchens Brothers Wednesday Night Jump Series results for Jan. 23, 2013

Hitchens Brothers Wednesday Night Jump Series results for Jan. 23, 2013

Steamboat briefs: Weekly Yoga Raves class is Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.

A weekly Yoga Raves class is from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays at Sundance Studio, 385 Anglers Drive, Suite D. All levels are welcome, but some yoga experience is helpful.

Steamboat Springs School District to bring its nursing program in-house

The Steamboat Springs School District plans to take over its nursing program from the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association in an effort to avoid a cost increase next year and strengthen the program.

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Race for Steamboat Springs lodging tax dollars narrows to 8 finalists

Some of the 16 applications for Steamboat Springs' lucrative lodging tax were easier to nix Wednesday than others.

Steamboat Springs city planners hope to inspire innovative development

Ryan Spaustat, president of Landmark Consultants, said the development community has regarded the planned unit development process — which will be reviewed at a Thursday meeting — as a form of punishment that potentially can cost many thousands of dollars.

Brighton man accused of vehicular homicide related to South Routt County crash

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for a man accused of vehicular homicide related to a suspected DUI crash in October that killed the passenger in South Routt County.

Preliminary hearing rescheduled for suspected Steamboat bar shooter

A preliminary hearing has been rescheduled for the man accused of firing a gun toward three people June 9 outside a downtown Steamboat Springs bar.

The Record for Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013

12:53 p.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a window that had been broken at a bus shelter at Third Street and Lincoln Avenue.

Paul Stettner: Responsible energy development

The Routt County Board of Commissioners established conditions in the county’s oil and gas special use permitting process that make monitoring, testing and reporting of groundwater quality mandatory. They are more comprehensive than the COGCC’s rules, and they do not include the COGCC escape clauses.

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Steamboat Springs snowboarders prepare for X Games

Steamboat Springs snowboarder Matt Ladley has been close to an X Games podium before and thinks this could be the year.

Oak Creek Town Board to have work session on comprehensive plan

The Oak Creek Town Board will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at town offices.

Steamboat Nordic combined skiers struggle at Junior World Championships

Five Steamboat Springs Nordic combined skiers struggled Wednesday at the Junior World Championships in Liberec, Czech Republic.

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club cross-country athletes compete in Scando Cup in Norway

Evan Weinman and Gretchen Burkholder qualified for the trip to Trondheim, Norway, based on their finishes at the U.S. Nationals in early January.

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club cross-country skiers notch top finishes in Vail

The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club cross-country program competed in the season's first two Rocky Mountain Nordic Junior National Qualifying Races this past weekend in Vail.

Routt County sports teams prepare for busy weekend

Routt County teams get back to action this weekend.

Steamboat could break cold, dry weather spell this weekend

After a cold, dry start to January, Steamboat Springs could see the return of snow going into the weekend.

Steamboat Ski Area snow report for Wednesday, Jan. 23

Steamboat Ski Area is reporting a mid-mountain base of 33 inches.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Wednesday, Jan. 23

The permit for Quicksilver Resources' latest well was approved in record time, the publisher of the Craig Daily Press resigns and the Ski for Women fundraiser turns 12.

Tuesday, January 22

Search for permanent Steamboat Springs city manager delayed again

Many council members indicated they're satisfied with Interim City Manager Deb Hinsvark's leadership and would like to maintain the status quo.

Steamboat Springs City Council endorses creation of new stormwater task force

A new citizen-heavy task force soon will help to decide how the city should execute and pay for costly upgrades to its stormwater infrastructure.

Adult League Dodgeball Scores for Jan. 22, 2013

Adult League Dodgeball Scores for Jan. 22, 2013

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Steamboat snow message stands out among Colorado ski resorts

Steamboat Springs likely fared better than other Colorado ski resorts during the first part of the season, according to local lodging executives.

Quicksilver wins approval in record time for latest Routt County oil well

The brevity of Tuesday night’s hearing was in marked contrast to a March 20, 2012, Quicksilver Resources permit hearing that lasted for seven hours and ended after midnight.

Steamboat briefs: Yampatika hosts daily programs for Boys & Girls Club during Blues Break

During Blues Break from Feb. 18 to 22, Yampatika will host daily programs for Boys & Girls Club of Steamboat Springs members.

The Record for Monday, Jan. 21, 2013

12:25 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers contacted a drunken man urinating in the 700 block of Yampa Street. He was given a summons for public urination.

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Steamboat students produce, choreograph and direct diverse Dance Showcase

The program runs the gamut of dance genres, importing belly dance, hip-hop, contemporary, country and jazz styles set to music touching on everything from 1990s rap to indie rock to dubstep.

Our View: Making, and not making, the grade

School rating systems aren’t perfect, often skewing results toward standardized test scores while overlooking the harder-to-measure things many schools and districts do to create better learning environments for their students. But when taken in aggregate, those rating systems often reveal trends that are difficult to ignore.

Thoughtful Parenting: Helping babies thrive

Each infant has its own individual development that may vary from the norm. The important thing is that the baby’s progression is steady and increasing in skill.

Bryce Jacobson resigns as Craig Daily Press publisher

Bryce Jacobson announced Tuesday his resignation as the publisher of the Craig Daily Press. He is leaving to accept a position as the advertising director of the Greeley Tribune.

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Steamboat Springs' Ski for Women fundraiser turns 12

The annual fundraiser for Advocates Building Peaceful Communities is upping the ante with a two-day event this weekend.

Old Town Hot Springs calling on members for fitness challenge

A Steamboat Springs dietician offers a few tips for those holding on to a New year’s resolution geared toward fitness, and the Old Town Hot Springs is providing an extra shot of motivation.

Steamboat Springs wrestlers return from busy weekend

The Steamboat Springs High School wrestling team returned from its busiest weekend of the year with top results.

Steamboat Ski Area snow report for Tuesday, Jan. 22

Steamboat Ski Area is reporting a base of 34 inches of snow at mid-mountain.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Tuesday, Jan. 22

A new Routt County Board of Commissioners will decide on its first oil well permit, the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association heads to Salt Lake City and Steamboat Telemark skiers place well in Vail.

Monday, January 21

SteamboatToday.com, ExploreSteamboat.com maintenance postponed

The maintenance work that was to temporarily prevent the posting of new stories and new comments as well as new user registrations has been postponed.

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Routt County collegiate athletes roundup for Jan. 22

College athletes with Routt County ties had a busy week of games.

Routt County commissioners to decide on permit for third oil well on Wolf Mountain west of Steamboat Springs

If the permit is approved Tuesday, drilling wouldn't take place until after Feb. 28 because of a bald eagle winter roosting site on the property, and then would be shut down from March 15 to July 30 because of a grouse lek.

Steamboat briefs: Over The Hill Gang gives out $10,000 from fund

Steamboat’s Over The Hill Gang recently awarded $10,000 from its community fund to help scholar athletes as well as programs aimed at senior members of the community.

Johnny Walker: Finding peace

I find it necessary to write in response to Mark Hartless’s letter (“Both sides are wrong,” Jan. 16 Steamboat Today) supporting the idea of expanding the motorized terrain on Rabbits Ears Pass.

John Spezia: Where paths diverge

In a letter to the Steamboat Today by Mark Hartless titled “Both sides are wrong” (Jan. 16), it appears from the content of his letter that he also is wrong on some of the points he makes.

Omar M. Campbell: Gun control in the crosshairs

The Newtown, Conn., tragedy would better be described as a national convulsion — and rightly so. Listening to the talking heads and politicians on TV, reading commentary in the paper, and thinking in the wee hours of sleepless nights leads me to agree with most that three main elements are involved in lessening repeat tragedies.

The Record for Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013

2:09 a.m. Officers were called to a report of a group of drunken people attempting to get on a bus with open alcohol containers in the 1800 block of Ski Time Square Drive. After the driver told them weren't allowed to ride, police said the intoxicated group started throwing snowballs at the bus.

Joel Reichenberger: Gold's championship a sign of Club's excellence

The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club's snowboarding program is reaping the rewards of years of hard work.

Results from the 39th annual Bud Light Cowboy Downhill

Results from the 39th annual Bud Light Cowboy Downhill

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Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association ready to establish presence at major outdoor retail expo

Peter Hall said even he thought it was a little funny to start a stand-up paddleboard company in a ski town 3 1/2 hours from a major city. But for Hall and the more than 10 other outdoor manufacturers that call Steamboat home, the benefits of doing business here have outweighed challenges

Soroco, Hayden wrestlers show well at Leadville tournament

Hayden and Soroco each had a handful of wrestlers place high at a Leadville wrestling tournament.

Steamboat Telemark skiers crowd podium in Vail

Steamboat Springs skiers dominated a sprint classic Telemark race in Vail on Jan. 12, claiming a number of podium spots.

Steamboat's Jon Freckelton wins cross-country pursuit race

Jon Freckelton won a pursuit race Sunday at Steamboat Springs Touring Center, beating the field in a new style of race the Nordic ski center was trying out for the first time.

Tom Ross: First power plant turned marbles into a winter sport in Steamboat Springs

Steamboat’s first coal-fired power plant fed a network of underground steam ducts leading to local homes and businesses, allowing the byproduct of power generation to heat homes and school classrooms.

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Jimmy Westlake: The full moons of 2013

This month’s Snow Moon provides a wonderful opportunity for a snowshoe hike after sunset — and it just might tell you when that next big snowstorm is coming.

Routt County high school sports roundup for Jan. 21

Four local high school basketball games this weekend were decided by last-second shots. A look back at how Steamboat, Soroco and Hayden teams fared, and a glance at the week ahead.

Sunday, January 20

Adult league men's basketball scores for Jan. 20

Adult league men's basketball scores for Jan. 20

Steamboat briefs: News for CMC’s Small Business Resource Center

■ The format of the monthly Success Steps lunch workshops hosted by the Small Business Resource Center at Colorado Mountain College will change to evening meetings at the college. The cost will be reduced to $10.

Deb Babcock: Freshen up indoors with flowers

A splash of color during this monochromatic time of year brightens our spirits as well as our homes. And what better way to add a fresh splash of color than with some colorful tulips, Alstroemeria or daisies?

Monday Medical: Commit to quit tobacco

The many reasons to quit tobacco can be summed up in one word — freedom. A person no longer addicted to nicotine is free from constant urges to smoke or chew and from coughing, hoarseness and shortness of breath. Lastly, they are free from the burden of knowing their habit is chipping away at their life and the even the lives of others around them.

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Steamboat's Gold grabs half-pipe World Championship

Gold simplified her run to deal with the conditions, then hit it perfectly, setting her atop the FIS Snowboard World Championship half-pipe competition in Stoneham, Quebec.

Capital needs will be the focus of Tuesday's Steamboat Springs City Council meeting

Council to hear stormwater presentation, revisit six-year capital improvement plan

Steamboat Springs' long-term future capital needs will be in the spotlight at Tuesday night's City Council meeting.

Taylor Fletcher flies to 3rd, grabs 1st career podium

Fletcher jumped to 21st place, but flew through the field on the cross-country ski course and finished third overall, just 2.9 seconds behind the day’s champ, Germany’s Eric Frenzel.

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Optimism reigns at Steamboat Cup slalom race

The day was about ski racing, but a lighthearted atmosphere defined the season’s second Steamboat Cup event at Steamboat Ski Area on Saturday far more than slalom gates or run times.

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New Senate bill could force cities to recognize firefighters' unions

President of Steamboat Springs Professional Fire Fighters says local union would welcome collective bargaining rights

City leaders and the head of Steamboat's firefighters' union are closely watching a bill introduced last week that aims to give firefighters collective bargaining rights.

County Agenda for Jan. 21 and 22

County Agenda for Jan. 21 and 22

The Record for Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013

9:52 a.m. Officers were called to a report of criminal mischief in the 3000 block of Mountaineer Circle. Police said a person damaged five lights along a walking path at a condominium complex. The damage was estimated to cost $125 per light, and police have no suspects.

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Modern-day coal miner: Jordan Gustafson

Jordan Gustafson wasn’t raised to be a miner, but he represents the third generation of his family to be one.

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King Coal: The underground economic engine that is Routt County’s Twentymile Coal Co.

Most never will go 1,500 feet underground and tour Colorado’s most productive coal mine, located just 15 miles southwest of Steamboat Springs. For that matter, most of the 20,000-plus people who call Routt County home probably give little thought to the mine or its local significance.

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Modern-day coal miner: John Papierski

John Papierski is not exactly the image that comes to mind when one thinks of a coal miner.

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Losing Ground: Analysis of census data shows widening gaps between whites, minorities

By some of the most important measures of social progress, black and Latino residents of Colorado have lost ground compared to white residents in the decades since the civil rights movement.

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Modern-day coal miner: Adam Patterson

Steamboat Springs resident Adam Patterson hadn’t planned on being an eighth-generation coal miner.

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Modern-day coal miner: Dennis Bouwens

Dennis Bouwens had planned on being an architectural engineer but ended up spending his career as a miner. At the end of his senior year at Basalt High School in 1968, Bouwens needed to save money for school and was working graveyard mining shifts.

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More about longwall mining at Twentymile Mine in Routt

The longwall operation at Twentymile Coal Co. removes an average of 22,000 tons of coal from the mine each day. Sections of coal to be mined by the longwall are called panels.

It’s not too late to get vaccinated

Vaccination recommendations, symptoms, when to seek care and how to protect yourself are outlined

Saturday, January 19

Hayden girls hoops loses at Paonia

Paonia beat Hayden, 59-18, on Saturday night.

Soroco girls hoops falls against Hotchkiss

The Soroco girls lost their second consecutive game, falling, 62-36, on Saturday night playing on the road at Hotchkiss.

Steamboat briefs: Weekly courses now are available at Tennis Center

Weekly Drills ’n’ Skills classes at the Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs: ■ Mondays 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Cardio with Karen Connell. $15.

Steamboat basketball squads nip Battle Mountain

Just one night after falling to Eagle Valley, 41-40, in a heartbreaker, the Sailors boys squad broke some hearts Saturday, escaping from Edwards with a 42-41 win at Battle Mountain.

Hotchkiss snaps Soroco boys basketball win streak

Soroco finally stubbed its toe Saturday. The Rams lost playing on the road at Hotchkiss, 63-56.

Hayden boys basketball wins thriller in Paonia

Isaac Bridges hit a baseline jumper with 2 seconds remaining to lift Hayden past the Eagles, 67-66.

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Routt County gun owners told at meeting to speak out

About 50 people packed into the Elk River Guns shop Saturday evening to learn how to effectively voice their opinions to lawmakers as the gun control debate goes forward.

Scott Stanford: Newspaper makes right call on online comments

It has been 11 months since Steamboat Today stopped allowing anonymous comments on SteamboatToday.com. My overall impression is the policy has been a major success. Initially, I was a skeptic.

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From the court to the block, Hayden's Medvesk pursuing auctioneering life

Hayden's Graig Medvesk thrilled crowds on the basketball court and football field. He didn't pursue sports in college, though, and he now is focused on being an auctioneer.

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Steamboat Springs hockey team downs Kent Denver

The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team beat Kent Denver, 6-3, on Saturday.

Our View: A drain on taxpayers

A city can pay for a lot of stuff with $40 million — including, according to a recently completed study performed for Steamboat Springs and combined with estimates from city officials, a new stormwater system.

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Permits for new single-family homes continued gradual growth in 2012

The 21 permits issued in Steamboat Springs in 2012 compares with 11 in 2011, seven in 2010 and eight in 2009. As recently as 2006, there were 206 single-family building permits issued in Routt County and Steamboat.

Nordic combined team's Taylor Fletcher finishes World Cup in career-best 5th

For the third time this year, Taylor Fletcher had the fastest cross-country skiing time in a World Cup, moving up from 28th after the jump Saturday in Seefeld, Austria, to finish a career-best fifth.

Average January temperature in Steamboat Springs on track to be coldest on record

The 100 inches of snow that fell at Steamboat Ski Area during December made for a powdery holiday season, but it’s also partially to blame for the two weeks of frigid cold air that settled over the Yampa Valley.

John F. Russell: Professional athletes build, grapple with the images they create

Professional athletes spend years building an image they hope will bring them fame and fortune. But in some cases, that isn't enough.

Jail Report for Jan. 12 to 18, 2013

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. Residencies were not available.

The Record for Friday, Jan. 18, 2013

5 p.m. Officers were called to a report of juveniles throwing snowballs at cars on River Queen Lane.

Top 10 most-viewed stories for the week of Jan. 10 to 16

Check out our most-viewed stories from the past week, and see what you missed.

Friday, January 18

Hayden girls basketball squad's struggles continue with loss to Hotchkiss

The Hayden girls hoops squad experienced trouble on the court Friday night, losing to Hotchkiss, 56-19.

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3-point bomb caps Soroco boys' game-winning surge

Junior Matt Regan drained a 3-point shot with four seconds remaining, lifting Soroco above Paonia for a 71-70 victory.

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Paonia washes away Soroco girls basketball team

After a 74-36 home loss to Paonia, the Rams said they were focused on emerging Saturday against Hotchkiss as clear eyed and confident as they were entering Friday’s game.

Hayden boys basketball eases by Hotchkiss, 58-44

Hayden took control in the first quarter had little trouble hanging on for a valuable road conference win on Friday, beating the Bulldogs, 58-44.

Steamboat Springs basketball teams fall to Eagle Valley in close games

The Steamboat Springs boys and girls basketball teams each lost by one point to Eagle Valley on Friday.

Transactions for Jan. 14 to 17

Transactions for Jan. 14 to 17

Steamboat hockey edges past Battle Mountain, 2-1

The Steamboat hockey team pulled off a hard-earned 2-1 win against Battle Mountain on Friday night.

CHSAA Ski League results for Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013

CHSAA Ski League results for Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013

Steamboat's annual Ski for Women fundraiser kicks off Jan. 26

The annual Ski for Women event kicks off with a candlelight ski tour and dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Steamboat Ski Touring Center.

Steamboat briefs: Steamboat Ski Area hosts programs for National Safety Awareness Week

Steamboat Ski Patrol members and U.S. Forest Service rangers will be in Gondola Square through Monday to provide information and answer questions about mountain and slope safety.

Routt County Council on Aging senior lunch menus for week of Jan. 21

Routt County Council on Aging senior lunch menus for week of Jan. 21

Routt County school lunch menus for week of Jan. 21

Routt County school lunch menus for week of Jan. 21

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Tom Ross: The future of ski areas is in the bag

The ski industry needs little feeder ski areas across the Midwest and Atlantic Seaboard in order to grow the sport, and those little ski areas are pioneering the use of air bags.

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Small dairy farmer objects to Routt County building regulations

John Weibel wants to make cheese on his farm and said county officials are making it overly difficult to obtain approvals.

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CU Buffoons bring a cappella to Steamboat on Saturday

The CU Buffoons, a men’s a cappella group from the University of Colorado Boulder, will be performing in Steamboat Springs on Saturday at Colorado Mountain College.

The Record for Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013

2:29 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a person who was concerned about a drunken person out in the cold at Village Drive and Meadow Lane. The person was taken to detox.

Steamboat lodging occupancy to be up slightly this weekend before dipping next week

There will be a 10 percent increase in the number of overnight guests staying in Steamboat on Saturday. The Mountain Travel Research Program predicts increased occupancy for the next two months at Western U.S. ski resorts when compared with 2012.

Thursday, January 17

Adult League Volleyball Scores for Jan. 16, 2013

Adult League Volleyball Scores for Jan. 16, 2013

Eagle Valley pins Steamboat in wrestling matchup

There were six minutes allotted for each bout during Thursday’s tri at Eagle Valley with Steamboat Springs and Glenwood Springs as the guests, but the 360 seconds rarely were needed.

Steamboat briefs: Steamboat graduate Martha Anderson makes dean’s list

Martha Anderson, a 2012 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Cornell University.

Rob Douglas: Budgeting for the new normal

It’s time to recognize that we shouldn’t blow $10 million of reserve funds on new police and fire stations that aren’t a priority on the city’s capital improvement plan while potentially forcing property owners to cough up $40 million for stormwater infrastructure.

Steamboat Springs Alpine teams pick up wins

The Steamboat Springs Alpine teams each won on Thursday in Beaver Creek.

The Record for Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013

3:23 a.m. Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters were called to help a person who fell in the 2300 block of Ski Time Square Drive.

Little Vikings Wednesday Night Jump Series No. 1: Results for Jan. 16, 2013

Little Vikings Wednesday Night Jump Series No. 1: Results for Jan. 16, 2013

Runs you don't hit often enough at Steamboat Ski Area

It’s not about out-of-bounds hikes or hidden glades — it's about good runs that you might be skiing right by.

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Steamboat's new local reggae band Acutonic aims to heal with sound

As they rehearsed Wednesday night in a yellow-lit, crowded basement lined with egg crates and tapestries, the seven young men talked between songs about what drew them to Steamboat Springs.

Steamboat Springs High School athletic funding again will be a major budget discussion

Jim Kissane was a Steamboat Springs School Board member for less than 10 minutes Wednesday night when his fellow board members outlined the challenges they will face together in the coming months.

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Steamboat photographer leads audience on Adventures in Africa

Africa is the kind of place that gets under your skin, and it’s tough to stay away from it once back on U.S. soil.

A Dog's Eye View: The problem with using punishment

We don’t have to jerk, scream, beat or shock our family pets to teach them what we want. We can build a very special trust bond with our pets by becoming their teacher rather than their “master.”

Community Agriculture Alliance: Farmers Union reflects on Farm Bill

When Congress finally acted on the fiscal cliff, the resulting bill contained some fine print that undid all that hard work to craft a Food and Farm Bill in 2012.

Transfer of development rights could keep Steamboat's riverfront local and funky

In a bid to preserve the funkiness of existing buildings on the river side of Yampa Street, the Downtown Revitalization Committee will explore the possibility of establishing a transfer of development rights program there.

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Routt County prep teams ready for weekend action

Routt County sports teams prepare for a busy weekend.

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Andy Bockelman: 'Zero Dark Thirty': The hunt is on

Whether you believe a film like “Zero Dark Thirty” is authentic, you have to admire the boldness involved in recreating one of America’s most controversial ongoing sagas.

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Mountainfilm on Tour returns to Steamboat

Check out Mountainfilm titles playing this weekend in Steamboat Springs.

100th Winter Carnival begins to take shape

The centennial celebration of the uniquely Steamboat event will feature a mix of old and new. Winter Carnival buttons are on sale now and provide admission to almost all carnival events.

Wednesday, January 16

Hitchens Brothers Wednesday Night Jump Series results for Jan. 16, 2013

Hitchens Brothers Wednesday Night Jump Series results for Jan. 16, 2013

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Jim Kissane appointed to Steamboat Springs School Board

The Steamboat Springs School Board's newly appointed member is eager to bring his extensive business experience to future board meetings.

Opposition group plans to petition city's sale of downtown emergency services building

If the Steamboat Springs City Council votes to sell its downtown public safety building on second reading next month, two vocal opponents of the sale said they will work to freeze the transaction and put it to a public vote.

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With Lance Armstrong confession looming, Steamboat Springs' 4 Yellow Foundation says 'It's not about the bike'

With Lance Armstrong expected to admit to using performance-enhancing drugs during an interview with Oprah Winfrey airing Thursday and Friday, local 4 Yellow Foundation event organizers said they will stay the course raising money for cancer-related causes, including Livestrong.

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Strings School Days returns to Steamboat, Moffat County schools

During Heritage Christian School’s hourlong choir workshop with the New York-based composer and violinist, a 5-year-old played a duet with an 11-year-old on instruments they’d never touched.

10 of 49 Steamboat Springs businesses fail state alcohol compliance check

The undercover operation was conducted Friday and Saturday by the Colorado Department of Revenue. Local police said the 80 percent compliance rate isn't good enough.

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State Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush sponsors bill to keep Colorado avalanche center where it belongs

When freshman State Rep. Mitsch Bush stood up to testify before the Agriculture, Livestock and Natural Resources Committee, she came with props — her own avalanche transceiver and shovel.

Final November sales tax report confirms that collections in Steamboat Springs took hit

November sales tax collections for the city of Steamboat Springs couldn’t overcome a lack of natural snow — only 17 inches were recorded at midmountain throughout the month — and fell by 1.3 percent compared with November 2011.

Steamboat briefs: Matthew Jones named to Seaver College dean’s list

Matthew Jones, a 2012 graduate of Heritage Christian School, has been named to the Seaver College dean’s list at Pepperdine University for fall semester.

Mark Fischer: Sign the petition

I am a disciple of the “all politics is local” school, but this week I mourn the third anniversary of the Citizens United Supreme Court decision. This week, a petition will be available to sign to amend the U.S. Constitution and overturn Citizens United.

Shannon Lukens: Service worthwhile

My four-month term of service on the Steamboat Pilot & Today Editorial Board now is over. The experience was enlightening, educational and certainly lively.

Adult Dodgeball League Scores for Jan. 15, 2013

Adult Dodgeball League Scores for Jan. 15, 2013

The Record for Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013

4:59 p.m. Officers were called to a report of a disturbance at a bar in the 2300 block of Après Ski Way. A man was upset because he was refused service at the bar after being kicked out of another bar. A 27-year-old was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct.

Steamboat Ski Area snow report for Wednesday, Jan. 16

Steamboat Ski Area is reporting 1.25 inches of new snow at mid-mountain in the past 24 hours.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Wednesday, Jan. 16

Steamboat astronaut Steve Swanson is heading to the International Space Station, Steamboat Springs Middle School garners a top ranking from school rating group and Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athletes perform well at multiple events.

Tuesday, January 15

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Soroco basketball teams run away with wins

The Soroco High School boys and girls teams easily beat Denver Eagles Christian Home School on Tuesday in Oak Creek.

Steamboat briefs: Curries Around the World cooking class is Saturday

A cooking class titled Curries Around the World is from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at City Cafe. The cost is $25. Register by calling 970-846-1135.

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Steamboat Springs Middle School shines in new report card of Colorado public schools

A school-rating website gave the campus an A+ rating and ranked it seventh out of 491 middle schools in the state based on its students' performance on the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program.

Steamboat Springs astronaut Steve Swanson headed back to space

The 1979 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School is scheduled for a six-month stay at the International Space Station beginning in March 2014.

Our View: Oil, gas rules to live by — for now

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission’s new rules for energy drilling represent progress in the contentious debate between encouraging domestic oil production and protecting the environment and health of Colorado residents, but those rules fall short of addressing the more significant battle being waged between state and local governments.

Ed Miklus: All hat, no cattle?

Remember that classic Abbott and Costello routine “Who’s on first?” It seems the Steamboat Springs City Council is providing us with a crude re-enactment.

Mark Hartless: Both sides are wrong

When it comes to snowmobiling, the Rabbit Ears/Buffalo Pass areas are nearing the point of being “overgrazed.”

Thoughtful Parenting: Supporting infant development

A newborn baby is nothing short of miraculous as it develops before a parent’s eyes. The basis of that development is a complex series of experiences that come from attachment to the ones who love, nurture and instill trust in this world the baby has entered.

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Joanne Palmer: Skinny jeans and penguin watching

The last time skinny jeans were in style, I split mine on a dance floor in Niles, Ill. It was in the early ’80s, and I was executing a bold move on a disco dance floor when I heard an unmistakable sound that could mean only one thing — it was time to go home.

Winter Sports Club athletes dominate Steamboat Park Challenge

The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club dominated the first of five events as part of the Steamboat Park Challenge on Sunday at Rabbit Ears Terrain Park.

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athletes do well at North Face rail jam

Six Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athletes competed in the North Face Invitational Junior Rail Jam during the weekend.

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club moguls team cleans up in Telluride

The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club junior ability and junior freestyle teams picked up top finishes during the weekend at the first Rocky Mountain Qualifier Series mogul competition in Telluride.

Steamboat Springs athletes prepare for Snowboard World Championships

Multiple Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athletes are preparing for the FIS Snowboard World Championships, which begin Thursday in Quebec.

The Record for Monday, Jan. 14, 2013

1:06 a.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to a report of two people arguing in the first block of Lincoln Street in Yampa. The people were separated.

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Athlete of the Week: Suzanne Lyon

Lyon won Friday’s dual slalom high school event in Steamboat. It was the second consecutive year Lyon won the Steamboat event.

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Jimmy Westlake: When the moon meets Jupiter

After the sun goes down Jan. 21, step outside and marvel at the 10-day-old waxing gibbous moon and the dazzling planet Jupiter sitting side by side. The two will be less than 1 degree apart for most of the early evening.

Steamboat Ski Area snow report for Tuesday, Jan. 15

Steamboat Ski Area is reporting a mid-mountain base of 35 inches.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Tuesday, Jan. 15

The Steamboat Springs School Board tours Yampa Valley High School's renovation project, the city of Steamboat Springs will form a task force to address stormwater upgrade costs and Winter Sports Club athletes shine in a qualifier.

Monday, January 14

Yampa Valley High School benefits from stronger collaboration with Steamboat Springs School District

Yampa Valley High School teacher Chuck Rosemond told the Steamboat Springs School Board on Monday night his campus has grown up in many ways in the past year.

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Steamboat Springs to form task force to determine how to pay for stormwater system upgrades that could top $40 million

Steamboat Springs will form a task force of city officials and community members to help answer what could end up being a more than $40 million question: How should the city pay for costly upgrades and repairs to its stormwater system at a time city officials say they don't have the money?

Steamboat briefs: Partners plans events for National Mentoring Month

Partners in Routt County, a local nonprofit organization that pairs adult mentors with area youths, is celebrating National Mentoring Month in January with a variety of events.

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athletes shine in junior championships qualifier

Members of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club's Nordic program grabbed most of the top finishes during a junior national championships qualifier last weekend at Howelsen Hill.

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Fusion Fit flips to other end of Steamboat Springs

Fusion Fit made a big upgrade in location to start 2013, more than tripling the space available for CrossFit workouts.

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Routt County collegiate athletes roundup for Jan. 15

Routt County-connected college athletes were busy this week competing around the nation.

Routt County high school sports roundup

It was a busy weekend in sports for local high school teams. Here's what you missed and what it means.

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Take precautions for extreme cold weather in Yampa Valley

With the forecast in mind, Yampa Valley residents should take precautions for cold weather and possible emergency situations.

120-acre donation provides public land connectivity in California Park

Private landowners gave the property to the U.S. Forest Service at the end of 2012. Forest Service officials say they'll now be able to more effectively manage wildlife species such as native cutthrout trout that live in some of the streams in California Park.

The Record for Jan. 13, 2013

12:16 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a noise complaint in the 3300 block of Sunburst Court. Officers gave a verbal warning.

Steamboat Ski Area snow report for Monday, Jan. 14

Steamboat Ski Area is reporting a trace amount of new snow in the past 24 hours at mid-mountain.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Monday, Jan. 14

The week ahead for Steamboat Springs looks cold, Yampa Valley Medical Center hosts a program about bullying and the Steamboat Springs School Board will plan how to choose its next member.

Sunday, January 13

Monday Medical: Benefits of buying local food

One hundred years ago, nearly all food was fresh and locally grown. Today, local food is earning an ever-growing share of the consumer’s plate.

Adult league men's basketball scores for Jan. 13

Adult league men's basketball scores for Jan. 13

Jane McLeod: Coriander can help the medicine go down

Coriander is thought to be one of the first herbs to be used by mankind, perhaps as far back as 5000 BC.

County Agenda for Jan. 14 and 15

County Agenda for Jan. 14 and 15

Steamboat briefs: Design Committee seeks volunteers for projects

The Mainstreet Steamboat Springs Design Committee is looking for volunteers.

Steamboat Springs School Board to finalize plan to select new member

Candidates tentatively scheduled to be interviewed Wednesday

The Steamboat Springs School Board will see the results of a recent $88,000 renovation project at Yampa Valley High School on Monday night when they tour the alternative campus during a School Board meeting.

Yampa Valley Medical Center to host program about bullying, suicide

It Takes Courage hopes to expand its local reach

Heather Savalox never expected the video she made chronicling the life and eventual suicide of her 15-year-old niece Kristina would be seen by many more people than her sister.

Steamboat wrestling places well in Eagle Valley

It was a rusty performance, but it wasn’t enough to entirely stop the Steamboat Springs High School boys wrestling team.

The Record for Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013

5 p.m. Officers and Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife officers were called to a report of an elk at Lincoln Avenue and 12th Street. Police have received multiple calls in the past two weeks about elk spotted downtown.

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Bitter cold week ahead for Steamboat Springs

High temperatures not expected to reach above freezing during a mostly dry week

The bitter cold that has settled over the Yampa Valley is going to stick around a while longer.

John Russell: Grab a whistle and lend a hand for local youths

The need for local referees is critical to the success of building a strong soccer program in Steamboat Springs.

Steamboat's Fletchers lead US efforts in World Cup

Steamboat’s Fletcher brothers again led the way for the United States in Nordic Combined World Cup competition.

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Routt County employers move to curb rising health insurance costs

The cost of health care continues to rise, and for some employers, solutions are needed to save the hundreds of thousands of dollars that are being sucked out of their budgets each year by rising premiums. It’s often employees who shoulder much of the increased cost burden.

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For some Routt County business owners, providing affordable health insurance remains an ongoing battle

Rex Brice wants to provide health insurance for the 140 employees who work at his five Steamboat Springs restaurants. But doing so simply is cost prohibitive, he said.

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Yampa Valley Medical Center's wellness program helping employers save money, employees stay healthy

With the cost of health care premiums rising, some large employers are turning to a wellness program run by Yampa Valley Medical Center to qualify for insurance discounts and to keep their employees healthier.

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VNA's new Community Health Center offers affordable primary health care options for the uninsured, underinsured

There was little fanfare Jan. 2 when the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association opened the doors to its new Community Health Center in Steamboat Springs — but perhaps there should have been.

Defining health care: a primer

A glossary of common terms used in health care discussions.

Saturday, January 12

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Steamboat collegiate ski racers fare well Saturday

A pair of former Steamboat Springs skiers scored high in a cross-country skiing race at Howelsen Hill on Saturday.

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Steamboat Springs Middle School students fly high at Nordic race

The youth skiers dominated a race at Howelsen Hill on Saturday.

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Racing rookie Meg O'Connell leads Sailors in Nordic race

It shouldn't have come as any surprise that Steamboat Springs High School junior Meg O'Connell knew a thing about ski racing, no matter her own experience in the sport.

Steamboat's Arielle Gold goes big for 4th-place finish at half-pipe Grand Prix

It was a big day for Steamboat Springs snowboarders on Saturday, and teenager Arielle Gold led the way.

Soroco boys basketball makes it three in a row, beats West Grand

The Rams pulled of a thrilling victory at home, knocking off West Grand, 68-65.

Soroco girls hoops hangs on to winning ways, defeats West Grand, 47-27

The Rams proved they didn’t lose any of their momentum, beating West Grand, 47-27, on Saturday.

Hayden boys hoops has no trouble with Vail Mountain

The Tigers took care of business Saturday, dispatching Vail Mountain, 68-29, on the road.

Steamboat hockey snaps skid with Saturday win against Cherry Creek

The Sailors broke a five-game non-winning streak with the 4-2 road win.

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Steamboat boys happier with effort despite basketball loss Saturday

Steamboat fell at home to Delta, 55-48, finishing the weekend 0-2.

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Steamboat Ski Area goes big for 50-year celebration

Calorie counters were best to stay away from the base of Steamboat Ski Area on Saturday afternoon as a forklift delivered a birthday cake weighing nearly 700 pounds. It was part of the daylong festivities in Gondola Square to commemorate the resort's 50th anniversary.

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Struggles continue for Steamboat girls basketball team in Saturday loss to Delta

The Sailors fell at home, 58-26. The Panthers broke open the game with an effective offense and a turnover-inducing defense.

Our View: A half-century of memories, influence

Whether we ski 100 days each winter or zero, the truth is that most Steamboat Springs residents wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for the ski resort that first opened 50 years on the slopes of Storm Mountain, now known as Mount Werner.

Western Slope snowpack still below normal

Snowpack in river basins throughout western Colorado is well below average for Jan. 9, but the driest conditions are in the headwaters of the Roaring Fork, Fryingpan and Eagle rivers.

Steamboat's Taylor Fletcher finishes 10th in Nordic combined World Cup in France

Fletcher had the top overall cross-country time, which propelled him from 34th place after the jumping portion to 10th place overall. He was the top U.S. finisher on the day.

CMC begins its search for a new president

Two of Colorado Mountain College's seven trustees on Thursday took on the initial phase of the search for an interim president for the six-county college system.

Steamboat briefs: News from CMC's Small Business Resource Center

The format of the monthly Success Steps lunch workshops hosted by the Small Business Resource Center at Colorado Mountain College’s Alpine Campus will change to evening meetings at the college.

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Ownership shuffling, land acquisitions and new office space all part of the picture at two base area development projects

Changes are afoot at Wildhorse Meadows, a residential development near the Meadows Parking Lot, and Wildhorse Marketplace, a separate commercial development farther south on Mount Werner Road. One of the results could be more than 12,000 square feet of new office space.

Jail Report for Jan. 5 to 11, 2013

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. Residencies were not available.

The Record for Friday, Jan. 11, 2013

12:40 a.m. Steamboat Spring Fire Rescue firefighters were called to help a person with a dislocated shoulder at a bar in the 1800 block of Ski Time Square Drive.

Top 10 most-viewed stories for the week of Jan. 3 to 9

Check out our most-viewed stories from the past week, and see what you missed.

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Full day of activities on tap for resort's golden anniversary celebration

The Steamboat Ski Area's 50th anniversary celebration culminates Saturday with festivities in Gondola Square.

Steamboat Ski Area snow report for Saturday, Jan. 12

Today is the official 50th anniversary of the Steamboat Ski Area. The resort is celebrating with events all day. We've got the full schedule here.

Business briefs: Steamboat's Krause new CEO of MWH Global

MWH Global, a consulting and technical engineering firm, has elevated Steamboat Springs resident Alan Krause to the role of president and chief executive officer.

Real estate transactions for Jan. 4 to 10, 2013

Real estate transactions for Jan. 4 to 10, 2013

CHSSA Ski League results

CHSSA Ski League results

Routt County Council on Aging senior lunch menus for the week of Jan. 14

Routt County Council on Aging senior lunch menus for the week of Jan. 14

Routt County school lunch menus for the week of Jan. 14

Routt County school lunch menus for the week of Jan. 14

Friday, January 11

Fourth quarter dooms Hayden girls basketball team Friday

The Hayden High School girls team played poorly in the fourth quarter and lost Friday night at West Grand, 46-31.

Hayden boys pick up satisfying victory Friday over West Grand

The Tigers unleashed a bit of pent-up frustration in Kremmling, blasting West Grand 85-47.

Soroco boys basketball blasts Vail Mountain

Soroco ran it up on Vail Mountain, improving to 2-4 on the season with an easy 80-35 victory Friday night.

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Steamboat boys basketball struggles late in Friday loss to Palisade

The Sailors led big early, and led even late Friday playing at home against Palisade. They couldn't summon up the offense to outlast Palisade, however, falling 41-36.

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Second half sinks Steamboat girls basketball team

There were too many fouls, too many turnovers, not enough rebounds and too many missed shots Friday as the Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team stumbled against Palisade.

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Suzanne Lyon, Steamboat girls protect home snow during Friday ski meet

The Steamboat girls were strong on their home hill, taking two of the top three and four of the top 12 spots in a home high school alpine ski race.

Mayling Simpson: Ski with a buddy

I was saddened to read in Thursday’s Steamboat Today about the death of Cooper Larsh on March 17, 2011, at the Howelsen Hill Ski Area due to suffocation and the current lawsuit against the city of Steamboat Springs for his wrongful death.

Chris Diamond: Thanks for your part

As the resort readies to celebrate its 50th anniversary this weekend, I wanted to take a minute to recognize the many contributions, large and small, that have made Steamboat the special place it is today.

Steamboat briefs: Birch named to dean’s list for fall 2012 at Hamilton

Emily L. Birch, a 2010 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, has been named to the dean’s list for fall 2012 at Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y., according to a news release.

Former Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club rider races to 4th at Wold Cup

Justin Reiter raced to a fourth-place finish at a World Cup parallel giant slalom race in Bad Gastein, Austria.

Two-day hearing in Steamboat Springs skier death lawsuit wraps up Friday

During the second day of an evidentiary hearing for a lawsuit about the death of Cooper Larsh at Howelsen Hill Ski Area in March 2011, the defense called two witnesses, both sides made closing arguments and a gulf remained between the competing sets of facts.

Lodging tax project proposals roll into Steamboat clerk's office

Most of the 16 formal proposals turned in by Thursday's deadline were exceptionally detailed, and the people who wrote them took care to describe how the ideas could benefit tourism to Steamboat Springs.

The Record for Thursday, Jan. 10

12:42 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a drunken person at a hotel in the 2300 block of Mount Werner Circle. A 27-year-old man was taken to detox.

Steamboat Ski Area snow report for Friday, Jan. 11

Steamboat Ski Area is reporting a 35 inch base at mid-mountain.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Friday, Jan. 11

An oil rig caught fire in Moffat County, Steamboat sees a lull in overnight visitors and snow is heading toward the Yampa Valley.

Thursday, January 10

Rob Douglas: Scott Ford is a model citizen

This week, the Steamboat Today reported that economic analyst Scott Ford terminated his relationship with Yampa Valley Data Partners because of political fallout resulting from Ford’s public statements to the Steamboat Springs City Council criticizing the timing and terms of the pending sale of the city’s downtown emergency services building.

Adult league volleyball scores for Jan. 9

Adult league volleyball scores fro Jan. 9

Evidentiary hearing under way in lawsuit over 2011 skier death at Howelsen Hill in Steamboat Springs

Thursday was the first day of an evidentiary hearing related to the snow-immersion death of Cooper Larsh at Howelsen Hill on March 17, 2011. The hearing continues Friday morning.

Steamboat briefs: First Steps seminar will be held Wednesday at CMC

A First Steps seminar for those who are interested in starting a small business is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the new Academic Center, Room 127, at Colorado Mountain College.

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No shortage of safety tips to keep skiers and riders plowing the powder

There’s enough snow to ski almost every corner of Steamboat Ski Area, and hopefully plenty of powder in the forecast. Here are a few safety tips to help skiers and snowboarders navigate the season without injury.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Relief from estate taxes?

A little-publicized but welcome surprise occurred when Congress and the president reached agreement on how to limit some of the impact of the fiscal cliff and adopted the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.

A Dog's Eye View: Times have changed

When I trained my first dog not to pull while on a leash in the 1950s, the only equipment we used was a choke chain and a six-foot leash. We now have so many choices of equipment that is effective and gentler on our dogs and us.

Mike Kent: Cart before the horse

The parking lots on Rabbit Ears Pass should not be expanded to allow more snowmobilers until the Forest Service can enforce the existing nonmotorized boundary.

Ana Lash: Thank you

The Hayden Public Library staff and board would like to extend a thank you to the community for the volunteer support that was received during the carpet-replacement project.

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Lights, fireworks, music highlight Steamboat's 50th birthday this weekend

It was Jan. 12, 1963, when the Storm Mountain Express double chairlift opened for business. The ski area made $13.75 that day, and the temperature was 25 degrees below zero.

After busy holiday season, Steamboat Springs to see weekend lull in overnight visitors

The number of guests who stayed in Steamboat lodging properties during the Christmas and New Year's holiday period represented a four-year high, but activity is expected to dip this weekend before stabilizing in advance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday weekend.

Hayden school play cast overcomes adversity through comedy

As the cast of 10 students took deep breaths to prepare for their first performance, one of two seniors in the annual play, Ashley Otto, pumped her first and said, “Our motto for this play is, ‘keep going.’”

The Record for Wednesday, Jan. 9

1:20 a.m. Police were called to do extra patrols at the ice castle because beer bottles and cans were found in the area. Officers found a person in the castle after it had closed, and the person gave police a fake name and birthdate and then ran from police. A 25-year-old was arrested for second-degree criminal trespassing, false reporting and obstructing a peace officer.

Steamboat Springs swimmers impressive in Aurora

The Old Town Hot Springs Trident swim team garnered several top finishes at a meet in Aurora.

Steamboat Springs' Arielle Gold qualifies for Grand Prix finals

Steamboat Springs snowboarder Arielle Gold had the second best qualifying run at the Copper Mountain Grand Prix, putting herself in Saturday's finals.

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With Meek again by his side, Steamboat Springs grad Tanner Stillwell a hit in college coaching position

Steamboat Springs graduate Tanner Stillwell has joined the Western State Colorado University men's basketball team as an assistant coach.

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Steamboat Park Challenge returns Sunday

The Steamboat Park Challenge, a competitive series for freestyle snowboarders and skiers, returns with its first competition of the season Sunday at the Steamboat Ski Area.

Yampa Valley Data Partners: Nonprofit organization doesn't take positions on political issues

Scott Ford’s choice to lead a position on a politically charged issue was interpreted by many as the view of Yampa Valley Data Partners. Subsequent conversations between Data Partners' executive director and members of the City of Steamboat Springs and the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association were to clarify that any political view was solely Ford’s personal view.

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Andy Bockelman: 5 films from 2012's 4th quarter

Here’s a glimpse of some of the fall and winter films that already have made it to DVD or are playing at Wildhorse Stadium Cinemas.

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Peabody Energy recognizes Hayden kindergarten teacher Laura Voorhees

Hayden teacher Laura Voorhees got a nice surprise Thursday when she was recognized as a leader in education by Peabody Energy.

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Oil rig catches fire in Moffat County

Craig Fire/Rescue firefighters extinguished a fire at a Moffat County oil rig Thursday afternoon. There are no reports of injuries.

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Cold snowstorm bearing down on Steamboat on Thursday night

Meteorologist Mike Weissbluth is bullish on the storm and predicts that by Saturday morning, Steamboat Ski Area could be blanketed with 8 to 16 inches of fresh snow.

Steamboat Ski Area snow report for Thursday, Jan. 10

Steamboat Ski Area is reporting a mid-mountain base of 35 inches with 16 lifts and 160 trails open.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Thursday, Jan. 10

More than 100 people compete in a washers tournament, studies for new Trout Creek Reservoir ramp up and the city Steamboat Springs faces a wrongful death lawsuit.

Wednesday, January 9

Adult league dodgeball results from Jan. 8

Adult league dodgeball results from Jan. 8

Steamboat Springs hockey drops 5th straight

The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team lost 4-1 to Aspen on Wednesday.

Steamboat briefs: YVEA apprentice lineman injured Jan. 2 in Craig

An apprentice lineman for Yampa Valley Electric Association was injured Jan. 2 while working on equipment at Loudy Simpson Park in Craig, according to YVEA.

The Record for Tuesday, Jan. 8

1:14 p.m. A woman called police to report a lost purse somewhere between Yampa Valley Regional Airport and One Steamboat Place.

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More than 100 compete in washers tournament as Steamboat's MusicFest comes to a close

Although a giant washers tournament might seem a bit out of place at the base of a ski area, it’s a bit of Texas culture infused into Steamboat right along with the music.

Studies to ramp up in spring for Peabody Energy's planned Trout Creek Reservoir near Steamboat

Planned studies that would look at potential impacts on migratory birds and raptors, ground water, a recreation management plan and a fisheries management plan could get under way in early spring with many more to follow. People have until Feb. 3 to comment on the preliminary plan.

City of Steamboat Springs faces lawsuit related to 2011 skier death at Howelsen Hill

Maureen Ryan, who lives in Boulder County, filed a lawsuit against the city of Steamboat Springs, which operates Howelsen Hill, for the wrongful death of her 19-year-old son, Cooper Larsh.

Steamboat Dance Theatre, Perry-Mansfield and Bud Werner Memorial Library team up for dance film series

The new dance film series kicks off Thursday with a screening of the documentary "First Position."

Steamboat Springs' Emily Hannah 24th at Soldier Hollow

The U.S. Cross Country Senior Championships wrapped up Wednesday with Emily Hannah placing 24th.

Steamboat Springs' Maggie Rose Carrigan wins 1st NorAm

Steamboat Springs High School sophomore Maggie Rose Carrigan won her first NorAm on Sunday in a parallel slalom event.

Steamboat Springs slope-style skiers compete in Vail

Several Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club slope-style skiers had podium results at a USASA event in Vail last weekend.

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Steamboat Ski Area's Mavericks Superpipe to open as early as Thursday

Resort officials acknowledge opening of the half-pipe is about two weeks behind schedule.

Routt County sports teams get back to action after holidays

Routt County prep sports teams return in full this weekend.

Oak Creek Town Board to host 1st meeting at earlier time

The Oak Creek Town Board will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday in town offices.

Steamboat Ski Area snow report for Wednesday, Jan. 9

Steamboat Ski Area is reporting 1 inch of new snow at the summit in the past 24 hours.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Wednesday, Jan. 9

Steamboat will take more time to looks at the contract to sell its downtown emergency services building, Scott Ford leaves Yampa Valley Data Partners and a new Yampa Street park is pitched as a tourism benefit.

Tuesday, January 8

Committee likely to shoot down extra money for gun checks

It doesn’t look good for the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and its request for additional state funds to combat the slam of firearms background checks.

Colorado Democrats plan tax breaks

Just as Colorado’s state budget finally is showing signs of improvement, the first bill Senate Democrats will introduce when the legislative session opens today provides $120 million in tax breaks in the form of tax credits.

Thoughtful Parenting: Am I a good parent?

The new year often is a time of reflection as we seek to break bad habits and start fresh. Some of those habits we seek to break relate to how we parent our children.

Steamboat briefs: Nissa Parker is November's Optimist Teen of the Month

Nissa Parker, a 16-year-old senior at The Lowell Whiteman School, was named Optimist Teen of the Month for November, according to a news release.

Steamboat Springs City Council wants more protection built into the sale of police, fire building

City Councilwoman Cari Hermacinski persuaded her colleagues Tuesday night that existing contract language in the sale of the city's 840 Yampa St. building might not be strong enough.

Steamboat economic analyst Scott Ford ends relationship with Yampa Valley Data Partners

The oft-cited economic analyst who handled a fair amount of data work for the nonprofit organization decided to end the relationship after he felt he was pressured to not take public stances on controversial civic issues. Ford has publicly opposed the city of Steamboat's sale of its public safety campus to local companies Big Agnes, Honey Stinger and BAP.

Donna Hackley: Commit to quit

Many cigarette smokers may want to quit but feel daunted by the challenge of ending their addiction, but support is available.

Debbie Hoskinson: Donation thanks

For the month of December, First National Bank of the Rockies teamed up with the LIFT-UP Food Bank to collect food for our local food bank in Oak Creek. I would like to express my sincere thank you to everyone who took the time to drop off donations.

Our View: Rabbit Ears plan offers promise of improved safety, access

Although it’s early in the process, we’re encouraged by preliminary efforts by the U.S. Forest Service to come up with long-term solutions to address the growing popularity of snowmobiling on Rabbit Ears Pass.

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Steamboat's 2nd annual Dancing with the Stars event to benefit CASA

The first Steamboat Dancing with the Stars event last year sold out and raised $25,000 for Northwest Rocky Mountain Court-Appointed Special Advocates.

New Yampa River Park in downtown Steamboat pitched as tourism benefit

The Yampa Street proposal is just one of potentially 38 proposals due to be turned in to the city of Steamboat and its Lodging Tax Committee by Thursday. The proposals are competing for annual revenues from a city lodging tax.

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Steamboat Springs snowboarders do well in 1st slope-style event

The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club snowboard team competed in its first United States of America Snowboard Association slope-style contest of the year Saturday in Vail and garnered multiple top results.

Athlete of the Week: Miranda Salky

Salky has been cheerleading for three years and received an All-American award.

District 2 seat on Steamboat Springs School Board sees 2nd letter of interest

Jim Kissane has joined Sam Jones in applying for the Steamboat Springs School Board seat vacated by former board member Wayne Lemley.

The Record for Monday, Jan. 7, 2012

12:32 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a noise complaint in the 1100 block of Bangtail Way. Officers issued a verbal warning.

Steamboat Ski Area snow report for Tuesday, Jan. 8

Steamboat Ski Area is reporting a 37 inch base at mid-mountain.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Tuesday, Jan. 8

Fish Creek Reservoir is expected to recharge Steamboat's water supply, Steamboat cross-country skies do well at nationals and some Routt County collegiate athletes are already back competing.

Monday, January 7

Steamboat briefs: Online job search tools are available to area veterans

As part of the Department of Veterans Affairs ongoing implementation of the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011, the VA has developed a comprehensive toolkit for veterans and employers about the VOW to Hire Heroes Act and the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program.

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Jimmy Westlake: Winter’s hexagon of stars

At about 8 p.m. on cold January evenings, you can spot the Winter Hexagon of stars. It spotlights eight of the 20 brightest stars in Earthly skies — and five of these are in the top 10: Sirius, Capella, Rigel, Procyon and Betelgeuse.

Joel Reichenberger: Bowl games complete me

It’s not hard to find reasons to go to a bowl game. You go for a football game, of course, or for a mid-winter vacation in a warm place. Those aren't the real reasons, however.

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New take on snow removal helps keep holidays happy for a pair of pilots

Steamboat's airport manager says a new method has proved its worth after two separate incidents involving airplanes during the holidays.

Routt County collegiate athletes round-up for Jan. 7

Several collegiate sports haven't returned from winter break, but local athletes playing on college basketball teams have been busy.

Tom Ross: Yampa Valley lifestyle makes New Year's resolutions easy

In 2013 I will return to the summit of Mount Zirkel, but only as part of my preparation for climbing a fourteener again after a few years off.

Fish Creek Reservoir, at 41 percent full, expected to recharge Steamboat's water supply this spring

Jay Gallagher of the Mount Werner Water and Sanitation District said Monday that although the level of Fish Creek Reservoir could dip to 35 percent by April 1, he is confident the city's primary source of municipal water will fill this spring.

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Steamboat Springs skiers score big at cross-country nationals

Several Steamboat-connected skiers earned trips overseas with their performances at the U.S. Cross-Country Nationals in Utah. Two others earned spots in the World Junior Cross-Country Championships later this month in the Czech Republic.

Steamboat Ski Area snow report for Monday, Jan. 7

Steamboat Ski Area is reporting a mid-mountain base of 38 inches.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Monday, Jan. 7

The dry pattern over Steamboat isn't expected to hold this week, the deadline to apply for a Steamboat Springs School Board seat is Monday and the City Council will consider some changes to the sale of the downtown emergency services building.

Sunday, January 6

Adult League Men's Basketball scores for Jan. 6

Adult League Men's Basketball scores for Jan. 6

Deb Babcock: Curious flora that feed on fauna

Some people say we gardeners are consumed by our plants. I don’t think they mean it literally, but there is a group of bizarre plants that obtain nourishment from consuming animals ... not necessarily gardeners.

Monday Medical: It takes courage

We all know that children are vulnerable and need to be protected. But did you know that our school-aged children are very likely to be exposed to a serious threat every day?

Steamboat briefs: Registration now open for free Shakespeare workshop

Registration is open for a six-week Shakespeare workshop at Bud Werner Memorial Library.

County Agenda for Jan. 7 and 8

County Agenda for Jan. 7 and 8

Deadline to apply for open Steamboat School Board seat is Monday

District currently has 1 candidate for District 2 seat

Monday is the last day community members can apply for an open seat on the Steamboat Springs School Board.

Cold, snowy week expected in Steamboat Springs

Storm later in the week has potential to drop 6 to 12 inches of snow over area mountains

The recent dry pattern over Steamboat Springs isn't expected to hold up this week as snow returns to the forecast.

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Steamboat Winter Sports Club sweeps dual moguls event

It was a big day for Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club moguls skiers, who loaded up the top of the standings in a dual moguls event at Steamboat Ski Area.

Steamboat City Council to revisit sales contract for downtown building

Before it adjourns Tuesday night, the Steamboat Springs City Council could receive a pay raise, endorse a plan to add Steamboat's downtown historic district to the National Register of Historic places and modify the sales contract for the city's downtown emergency services building.

The Record for Saturday, Jan. 5

12:33 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a man who refused to get off a Steamboat Transit bus in the 1400 block of Pine Grove Road. Police escorted the man off the bus.

Steamboat's Bryan Fletcher leads U.S. in World Cup

Bryan Fletcher led the U.S. team with a 22nd place finish at a Nordic Combined World Cup event in Germany.

Saturday, January 5

Our View: New marketing push worth the effort

As long as Steamboat Springs relies on sales tax as its primary source of revenue, city government has a role to play in tourism and marketing.

Columbine makes most of chances against Steamboat hockey

Columbine scored with its first shot of the game, then didn’t let up, ending up with a 6-1 victory against the Steamboat Springs High School hockey team on Saturday night.

Sven Wiik Nordic Challenge #2 results

Sven Wiik Nordic Challenge #2 results

Tractors 1st were used to groom slopes in Steamboat

Steamboat Ski Area has groomed its slopes from the early days, but the original machinery used to get the job done bore little resemblance to the sleek Bombardier snowcats used today.

How a herd of cows helped save Steamboat Ski Area

Steamboat always has made a legitimate claim to being a cowboy ski town. What few people recall is that cows came to the rescue in the early 1960s when operators of the fledgling ski area were hard pressed to make payroll.

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Having a blast on the mountain

Marti Irish and crew spent summers at the ski area going through pounds of explosives

From the very beginning, Marti Irish and David Crisler had a little extra kaboom in their relationship. Crisler was in charge of the blasting crew on Mount Werner in 1979, when Irish, itching to ditch her desk job, signed on to the original Beaver Crew of seven women who spent their summers clearing the ski trails of brush.

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The A-frame: Steamboat Ski Area’s 1st base lodge

Steamboat Ski Area’s original base lodge was an example of classic 1960s and early 1970s ski area architecture: the A-frame.

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The dreamer behind Steamboat Ski Area

How Jim Temple envisioned, planned what now is the Steamboat Ski Area

Even before he broke ground on the first trails for Steamboat Ski Area in July 1958, Jim Temple had enlisted the help of some of the best skiers in the valley to explore the terrain high up Storm Peak to determine the best routes down the mountain.

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T Barr remembers: Greatest powder day of skier’s life lasted just 1 run

In many ways, the first 50 years of Steamboat Ski Area can be distilled to a collection of memorable days spent skiing deep powder. Glorious days spent carving up perfectly packed snow in the sunshine are uplifting, but aren’t the days that find a permanent place in the frontal cortex of our brains the really big powder days?

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Photo turns into an iconic image for Steamboat

Forty-one years have passed since a pair of Steamboat ski instructors who knew how to handle a quarterhorse as well as they could ski the moguls posed for a photograph that endures as the definitive symbol of this cowboy ski town.

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Steamboat Ski Area celebrates its golden anniversary

Steamboat Ski Area will begin a celebration of its 50th anniversary this week, and one easily could trace that history by devoting a book to the parade of landmarks like new trails, new chairlifts, changes of ownership and even new snowmaking guns.

The Record for Friday, Jan. 4

1:04 a.m. A Steamboat Springs Police Department officer was called to help a driver at Whistler Road and Shadow Run. While on the scene, the officer found a stray dog, which was taken to the animal shelter.

Jail Report for Dec. 29 to Jan. 4

Jail Report for Dec. 29 to Jan. 4

Steamboat briefs: Poetry award given out to local resident Susie Knight

Former Steamboat Springs resident Susie Knight was awarded Nov. 17 in Albuquerque, N.M., the Western Music Association’s 2012 Cowboy Poetry CD of the Year award for her debut album, “Western Wordsmith,” according to a news release.

Brian Kotowski: Kids deserve security

In reply to Brandon Owens’ Jan. 3 letter to the editor titled “Answer isn’t more guns,” (http://www.steamboattoday.com/news/2013/jan/03/brandon-owens-answer-isnt-more-guns/) I confess to ambivalence at Mr. Owens’ recommendation: “We should have an open discussion before intentionally bringing guns into our school hallways.”

Steamboat's Schwartz leads on strong day for local skiers

Sophia Schwartz stood out from the crowd Saturday, winning a moguls competition at Steamboat Ski Area.

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Gold medalist Hannah Kearney returns to Steamboat Springs after skiing injury

One of the most decorated American women’s mogul skiers in history, Hannah Kearney was back on skis this week in Steamboat Springs attacking top-to-bottom runs for the first time since October.

Real estate transactions: Dec. 28 to Jan. 3

Real estate transactions: Dec. 28 to Jan. 3

Top 10 most-viewed stories for the week of Dec. 27 to Jan. 2

Check out our most-viewed stories from the past week, and see what you missed.

The Record for Friday, Jan. 4

1:41 p.m. Officers were called a report of a man who was jumping toward people near Seventh Street and Lincoln Avenue. Officers contacted the man, who was yelling racial slurs, and he was warned to stop.

Jail Report for Dec. 29, 2012, to Jan. 4, 2013

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. Residencies were not available.

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US Nordic combined team grabs 1st World Cup podium in a team event

Todd Lodwick, Bryan Fletcher, Taylor Fletcher and Billy Demong skied to the first U.S. podium in a Nordic combined World Cup team event, finishing third Saturday in Germany.

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Steamboat Springs City Council to review proposed apartment building

Brinkman tentatively expects his new one-bedroom apartments to with high trim levels to rent for between $950 and $1,050.

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Wildhorse Marketplace in Steamboat Springs sees new activity and growth

After a rough start and some failed ventures, Wildhorse Marketplace off Mount Werner Road is past gaining steam and is primed to push ahead with growth.

Test your knowledge about Steamboat Ski Area

Here's a series of questions about Steamboat and find the answers at the bottom.

Friday, January 4

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Steamboat Springs skier Mary O'Connell wins junior division at US Championships

Steamboat Springs skier Mary O'Connell was the top junior Friday at the U.S. Cross Country Championships.

Pine Creek player injured during Steamboat Springs hockey game in Colorado Springs

Late in the game, an Eagles player went deep into his own zone when a Sailors player hit him from behind. The Pine Creek player was taken off the ice on a backboard, but coach Ken Martel reports the player is going to be "just fine."

Steamboat briefs: Pilot & Today launches new Sunday format this week

The new Sunday tabloid-shaped newspaper focuses on enterprise and investigative reporting and includes separate sections for news, sports and business.

US Nordic combined team continues season in Germany

The U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team returns to action Saturday with a World Cup in Shonach, Germany.

Steamboat high school Alpine team opens season in Beaver Creek

The Steamboat Springs High School Alpine ski team opened up the season with podium finishes by Ali Pougiales and Peter White in second and Andreas Foulk in third.

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Splatz Canvas and Wine opens in downtown Steamboat Springs

Socialize, drink and snack, listen to music and watch as an artist leads you through step-by-step instructions to create your very own painting.

Colorado House Dems plan to introduce bills to improve economy

New House Majority Leader Dickey Lee Hullinghorst told the Steamboat Today on Thursday that tackling economic issues is her party's top priority for the upcoming legislative session.

Routt County Council on Aging senior lunch menus for the week of Jan. 7

Routt County Council on Aging senior lunch menus for the week of Jan. 7

Routt County school lunch menus for the week of Jan. 7

Routt County school lunch menus for the week of Jan. 7

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Tom Ross: The lore of the checker demon spread

As well as he was known for his helicopters, Dr. Dawg's big trick was a checker demon spread with a sideways scissor.

The Record for Thursday, Jan. 3

9:16 a.m. Police were called to check on a man in the 100 block of Missouri Avenue after he didn’t show up for work and his employer was concerned. Officers found the man in his home, and he was very drunk from the night before. He told officers he'd “had a rough night,” and they took him to detox because they were concerned for his safety.

Skier collision, lift accident send 2 to hospital

Two incidents this week at Steamboat Ski Area sent an 8- and an 87-year-old to the hospital.

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Steez brings the 'creepfunk' to Steamboat Springs on Sunday

Steez plays its first show in Steamboat on Sunday at Old Town Pub. The free show starts at 10 p.m.

Steamboat Ski Area snow report for Friday, Jan. 4

Steamboat Ski Area is reporting a base of 42 inches.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Friday, Jan. 4

A Craig resident died in an oil rig explosion, a Steamboat resident reflects on a film about a K2 disaster and the investigation into a chair that slid on the Priest Creek lift is completed.

Thursday, January 3

Rob Douglas: 'Shambolic' America

The dysfunction of our representatives in Washington is a Colorado story, just as it’s a Steamboat story and a Main Street, USA, story.

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Steamboat Springs' Meyer reflects on film about K2 disaster

"The Summit," a film about a climbing expedition gone wrong on K2, features Steamboat's Eric Meyer and is screening at the Sundance Film Festival.

Steamboat briefs: Routt County weed board looking for volunteers

The Routt County Weed Advisory Board is seeking volunteers to fill openings in the South Routt and North Routt districts. Letters of interest are due by 5 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Routt County Road and Bridge Department or at the Extension office.

Steamboat Springs high school teams back in action

Local prep sports squads return to ice, slopes this weekend.

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Bigger rigs, more snowmobilers could lead to expanded parking lots on Rabbit Ears Pass

U.S. Forest Service officials are asking recreationists, including snowmobilers, skiers and snowshoers, to provide written comments with ideas about improving parking facilities for winter recreation on Rabbit Ears Pass.

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Steamboat Springs High School graduate returns to hometown to hang 1st art show

Adam Strong, a 2000 Steamboat Springs High School graduate, will be hanging his first show in Routt County this month at Creekside Cafe & Grill, featuring his classical work in landscapes, portraits and still life.

Another busy weekend in Steamboat as MusicFest arrives

The holiday season may be coming to an end, but thousands of visitors will continue to rock the 'Boat through the middle of next week.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Dairy producer receives hope with help of Colorado AgrAbility

Besides the dairy milk, meat and eggs that her livestock provide her, Vickie Paxton’s goats and chickens give her a reason to get out of bed each morning and force her to keep moving.

A Dog's Eye View: Teaching 2nd gear

Although requiring nerve-testing stamina, patience and vigilant guidance, my 5 1/2-month-old puppy, Willa, never ceases to amaze, entertain and educate me.

'Monday Docs' series ready to roll in Aspen

The Wheeler Opera House has announced its “Monday Docs” series, produced in partnership with Mountainfilm in Telluride and Aspen Film. The nine-part documentary film series will take place from Jan. 28 to March 25.

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Cody Canada set to play MusicFest, acoustic show

Performing isn’t everything for Cody Canada; family means as much to him as music. This will be his 12th year coming to perform in Steamboat and his fourth year bringing his kids.

Investigation completed on Steamboat lift incident

An investigation has been completed into why a Priest Creek lift chair with two people on it lost its grip on the cable and slid backward Monday at Steamboat Ski Area.

Ulrich Salzgeber: Thank you, Nancy

On Tuesday, a historical moment in Routt County will occur and, most likely, without the pomp and circumstance that it deserves. Nancy Stahoviak no longer will be a Routt County commissioner for the first time in two decades.

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Andy Bockelman: ‘Django Unchained’ shoots from the hip, no apologies

“Django Unchained” stands out as a sharply observed, shrewdly constructed piece of cinema that blasts through barriers like a sawed-off shotgun.

Brandon Owens: Answer isn't more guns

I am writing this letter in response to Elizabeth Rawlings’ Jan. 2 letter to the editor titled “Put armed officers in schools.” As a parent of three children enrolled in Steamboat’s public schools, I find Ms. Rawlings’ letter appalling.

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1st-time Steamboat Springs parents welcome Routt County's 1st baby of 2013

The clock hardly had stopped ringing in the new year Tuesday morning when Ann Reese finally broke down and called her doctor.

The Record for Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013

12:53 a.m. Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters were called to a report of a possible structure fire in the 3100 block of Columbine Drive. A man had put a pan with oil on the stove and then had fallen asleep. Neighbors called for help when the fire alarm went off. There was a lot of smoke but no fire.

Edwards WinterWonderGrass festival to feature bluegrass and brews

Headlining the two-day festival at Crazy Mountain Brewery in Edwards are The Infamous Stringdusters and Greensky Bluegrass.

Steamboat Springs sales tax collections dip in November

Collections fell by 1.7 percent compared with November 2011, though 2012 year-to-date revenue remains on track to exceed 2011 collections.

Craig resident killed Thursday morning in explosion at Moffat County oil rig

Jon Herod, 49, was killed Thursday morning in an explosion at an oil rig about seven miles north of Craig. Investigators think residual oil in a water tank ignited when a propane heater was used to thaw frozen valves.

First Friday Artwalk listings for Jan. 4

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

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club's Lucy Newman top local finisher in cross-country sprints

Lucy Newman, of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, finished 39th in the field of 151 for the sprint qualifier race, and teammate Madison Keefe was close behind in 41st.

Steamboat Ski Area snow report for Thursday, Jan. 3

Steamboat Ski Area is reporting 3 inches of new snow at mid-mountain in the past 24 hours.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Thursday, Jan. 3

A chair slid backward on a lift at Steamboat Ski Area, changes to oil and gas regulations likely won't address Routt County's concerns and a fire alarm might have saved a man's life.

Wednesday, January 2

Colorado industries with momentum going into 2013

Hiring will be strongest this year in construction — the hardest-hit sector in Colorado during the economic downturn — followed by natural resources, health care and staffing agencies, economists predict.

Steamboat briefs: Lake Catamount Touring Center offers women's cross-country series

The classes, held Fridays beginning Jan. 11 and continuing through Feb. 15, are 1 1/2 hours and will focus on technique improvement and fitness. All levels are welcome.

Investigation under way to determine what caused chair to slide backward on Steamboat Ski Area lift

An investigation is under way to determine what caused a chair on a lift at Steamboat Ski Area to lose its grip and slide backward Monday.

Proposed changes to oil and gas regulations don't address Routt County's main concern

Routt County's proposal would have required energy companies to check for pollutants in new monitoring wells between the oil wells and water wells.

The Record for Jan. 1, 2013

12:23 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a drunken woman who damaged a ceiling at a bar in the 700 block of Yampa Street.

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Hayden native named rookie of the year at Kansas fire department

A 2008 Hayden High School graduate got a good review just one year into his firefighting career with a department in Liberal, Kan.

MusicFest tent goes up Thursday in Knoll Parking Lot at Steamboat Ski Area

As preparations continue for MusicFest in Steamboat Springs, a portion of the Knoll Parking Lot at Steamboat Ski Area will close.

Fire alarm may have saved man's life in Steamboat

Chief Mel Stewart said the man had put a pan with oil on the stove before falling asleep.

Northwest Colorado's snowpack leads the way across the state

Although the overnight low Thursday morning was expected to be 11 degrees below zero, the trend for daytime highs this week is expected to moderate from the single-digit daytime temperatures of the long New Year’s weekend.

Steamboat Ski Area snow report for Wednesday, Jan. 2

Steamboat Ski Area is reporting 1.5 inches of new snow at mid-mountain since the resort closed Tuesday.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Wednesday, Jan. 2

Craig-Scheckman Family Foundation' doles out grants, revelers behaved themselves during New Year's celebrations and a power outage Tuesday affected Steamboat Ski Area.

Tuesday, January 1

Our View: Nancy Stahoviak's service deserving of celebration

It’s been two decades since Nancy Stahoviak first was sworn in as a county commissioner, but her dedication to her job and to her constituents perhaps is unrivaled in Northwest Colorado.

Steamboat briefs: Library introduces new 'Kids Can Cook' program

The program, for kids ages 8 to 12, features local chefs. The first class, scheduled for Jan. 24, will be about making crepes with Melanie Lacour.

Donna Johnson: Thank you to YVEA

Caring Consumers recently donated $5,395 to the Craig Lions for purchase of a digital camera with print output for its eye-screening program.

Elizabeth Rawlings: Put armed officers in schools

I’m not sure if I am the first to suggest this, but I am sure it is important. We should have armed police officers in each of our schools.

Thoughtful Parenting: Tummy time for babies

The current practice of placing a baby on its back for sleeping has contributed to a decrease in the incidence of sudden infant death syndrome. Unfortunately, it also has led to a decrease in the time babies spend on their bellies.

Mary Walker: This Christmas in Kenya

I had a very enjoyable Christmas with the girls at the Tasaru Girls Rescue Centre in Kenya.

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Joanne Palmer: Let me count the ways we love our visitors

Thankfully, thousands of tourists came to town to enjoy Steamboat's abundance of snow in December with the nearly 14,000 people on the mountain on peak days.

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Craig-Scheckman Family Foundation awards $44,000 in grants to area schools, nonprofits

The Craig-Scheckman Family Foundation's impact on area youths continues to be profound and far reaching. This grant cycle, the foundation awarded $44,000 to 11 schools and nonprofit organizations.

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New Year's Eve keeps officers busy in Steamboat

Local police were busy, but most people seemed to behave themselves during New Year’s celebrations Monday night in Steamboat Springs.

The Record for Monday, Dec. 31, 2012

2:30 a.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to a report of an injured elk that needed to be put down near mile marker 98 on U.S. Highway 40. Before deputies arrived, the elk ran away.

Power returns to Steamboat Ski Area, base area after hourlong outage

A power outage Tuesday afternoon left about one-third of Steamboat Ski Area and the base area — including Burgess Creek, Ski Trail Lane, Gondola Square and Ski Time Square — without power for about one hour.

Steamboat Ski Area snow report for Tuesday, Jan. 1

Light snow showers are forecast through Wednesday morning.