Thursday, January 31
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
Highlighting the day for the Sailors, Connor O’Brien, wrestling at 170, and Cole Sittig, at 285, each went 2-0.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Soroco High School wrestling team knocked off Hayden on Thursday. Hayden, however, had the advantage in matches that counted, beating Soroco 2-1.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The topic of hugging dogs comes up so often and has such important repercussions that it’s worth addressing again and again.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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.
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.
Steamboat Springs snowboarders Taylor and Arielle Gold qualified for the finals of the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix in Park City, Utah.
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.
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.
The Hayden Town Board on Thursday will hold a special meeting to pick a health insurance carrier for town employees.
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.
Routt County sports teams get back to action this weekend with all three area schools competing.
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.
The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club freeskiing team competed in half-pipe and slope-style events during the weekend in Breckenridge.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 is reporting 3 new inches of snow at mid-mountain in the past 24 hours.
Tuesday, January 29
Rabbi weekend events for Har Mishpacha, Steamboat Springs’ Jewish congregation, begin Friday.
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 runs from 5 to 8 p.m. at various downtown Steamboat Springs venues.
2013 is the year to set one healthy eating goal for you and your family.
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.
Read up on how local athletes are doing for their college teams.
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.
Several Steamboat skiers performed well at the Governor’s Cup 30-kilometer cross-country ski race Saturday at Devil’s Thumb Ranch in Delta.
A middle and high school Nordic race scheduled Saturday in Leadville has been moved to Steamboat because the course didn’t have enough snow.
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.
Brandon Owens is joining the nonprofit organization as an independent contractor and adviser on data projects and products, according to a news release.
Meteorologist Mike Weissbluth said Steamboat was in a localized plume of convection causing heavy and persistent snow showers.
Steamboat Ski Area is reporting 24 inches of new snow at mid-mountain in the past 24 hours.
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
Monday, January 28
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
Now I know in great detail how my ancestors took part in America's westward expansion in wagons drawn by oxen.
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.
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.
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.
Meteorologist Mike Weissbluth said there is a potential for Steamboat Ski Area to have receive 22 to 44 inches of snow by Thursday.
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 is reporting 2 new inches of snow at the summit in the past 24 hours.
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
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.
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.
Steamboat snowboarder Matt Ladley said he's feeling alright after an accident Sunday evening kept him from the X Games superpipe finals.
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
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.
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.
A group of Colorado Mountain College students is preparing to travel to Cuba on a trip that was forbidden just a couple years ago.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Meet U.S. Nordic combined A Team members Billy Demong, Bryan Fletcher, Taylor Fletcher, Todd Lodwick and Johnny Spillane.
Learn the lingo of Nordic combined skiing
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.
For years, U.S. Nordic combined skiing has started and ended with just three names: Todd Lodwick, Johnny Spillane and Billy Demong.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 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 lost Saturday against Glenwood Springs, falling, 51-41.
Glenwood erased Steamboat's 3-point halftime lead, then surged in the fourth quarter for a 42-30 win.
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.
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.
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 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
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.
To purchase a weapon from the local Walmart, there is a nine-day wait and no fee for the background check.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 soared to sixth place Saturday in a Nordic combined World Cup event in Klingenthal, Germany.
Check out our most-viewed stories from the past week, and see what you missed.
The Ski Time Square Condominiums will gain a contemporary look while making the 40-year-old project more affordable to maintain.
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
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.
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.
The Soroco High School boys basketball team easily beat Vail Mountain on Friday.
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 school lunch menus for the week of Jan. 28
The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team lost, 6-2, to Mullen on Friday.
Hayden School District officials are considering asking voters to change the way Hayden School Board members are elected.
Steamboat Springs snowboarder Matt Ladley was fifth in qualifications at the X Games. Snowboarders Maddy Schaffrick and Arielle Gold take to the pipe Saturday.
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.
No stranger to Colorado, MartyParty has played venues like the 4,500-person Fillmore Auditorium in Denver as half of the production duo PANTyRAID.
For a January that has been one of the coldest on record, the next week looks to be a welcome break from subzero temperatures.
Sarah Floyd hopes folks who decide to launch a Winter Carnival lantern will write personal wishes for future carnivals on them.
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 is reporting 2 new inches of snow at mid-mountain since the resort closed Thursday.
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
The Soroco High School girls basketball team improved to 8-3 with a 50-29 victory Thursday night against cross-county rival Hayden.
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
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.
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.
Routt County has not been immune from a flu season that nationwide is shaping up to be worse than average.
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.
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.
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.
Saturday could be the wild card with a chance of rain mixed with snow in the valley.
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.
The theater program is part of the new J-Term instituted this year at Heritage Christian School west of Steamboat.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 is reporting a mid-mountain base of 33 inches.
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
Hitchens Brothers Wednesday Night Jump Series results for Jan. 23, 2013
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.
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.
Some of the 16 applications for Steamboat Springs' lucrative lodging tax were easier to nix Wednesday than others.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Steamboat Springs snowboarder Matt Ladley has been close to an X Games podium before and thinks this could be the year.
The Oak Creek Town Board will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at town offices.
Five Steamboat Springs Nordic combined skiers struggled Wednesday at the Junior World Championships in Liberec, Czech Republic.
Evan Weinman and Gretchen Burkholder qualified for the trip to Trondheim, Norway, based on their finishes at the U.S. Nationals in early January.
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 teams get back to action this weekend.
After a cold, dry start to January, Steamboat Springs could see the return of snow going into the weekend.
Steamboat Ski Area is reporting a mid-mountain base of 33 inches.
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
Many council members indicated they're satisfied with Interim City Manager Deb Hinsvark's leadership and would like to maintain the status quo.
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
Steamboat Springs likely fared better than other Colorado ski resorts during the first part of the season, according to local lodging executives.
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.
During Blues Break from Feb. 18 to 22, Yampatika will host daily programs for Boys & Girls Club of Steamboat Springs members.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
The annual fundraiser for Advocates Building Peaceful Communities is upping the ante with a two-day event this weekend.
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.
The Steamboat Springs High School wrestling team returned from its busiest weekend of the year with top results.
Steamboat Ski Area is reporting a base of 34 inches of snow at mid-mountain.
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
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.
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’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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Hayden and Soroco each had a handful of wrestlers place high at a Leadville wrestling tournament.
Steamboat Springs skiers dominated a sprint classic Telemark race in Vail on Jan. 12, claiming a number of podium spots.
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.
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.
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.
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
■ 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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Steamboat Springs resident Adam Patterson hadn’t planned on being an eighth-generation coal miner.
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.
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.
Jordan Gustafson wasn’t raised to be a miner, but he represents the third generation of his family to be one.
John Papierski is not exactly the image that comes to mind when one thinks of a coal miner.
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.
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.
Vaccination recommendations, symptoms, when to seek care and how to protect yourself are outlined
Saturday, January 19
Paonia beat Hayden, 59-18, on Saturday night.
The Soroco girls lost their second consecutive game, falling, 62-36, on Saturday night playing on the road at Hotchkiss.
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.
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.
Soroco finally stubbed its toe Saturday. The Rams lost playing on the road at Hotchkiss, 63-56.
Isaac Bridges hit a baseline jumper with 2 seconds remaining to lift Hayden past the Eagles, 67-66.
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.
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.
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.
The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team beat Kent Denver, 6-3, on Saturday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Professional athletes spend years building an image they hope will bring them fame and fortune. But in some cases, that isn't enough.
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.
5 p.m. Officers were called to a report of juveniles throwing snowballs at cars on River Queen Lane.
Check out our most-viewed stories from the past week, and see what you missed.
Friday, January 18
The Hayden girls hoops squad experienced trouble on the court Friday night, losing to Hotchkiss, 56-19.
Junior Matt Regan drained a 3-point shot with four seconds remaining, lifting Soroco above Paonia for a 71-70 victory.
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 took control in the first quarter had little trouble hanging on for a valuable road conference win on Friday, beating the Bulldogs, 58-44.
The Steamboat Springs boys and girls basketball teams each lost by one point to Eagle Valley on Friday.
Transactions for Jan. 14 to 17
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
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 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 school lunch menus for week of Jan. 21
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.
John Weibel wants to make cheese on his farm and said county officials are making it overly difficult to obtain approvals.
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.
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.
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
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.
Martha Anderson, a 2012 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Cornell University.
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.
The Steamboat Springs Alpine teams each won on Thursday in Beaver Creek.
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
It’s not about out-of-bounds hikes or hidden glades — it's about good runs that you might be skiing right by.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Routt County sports teams prepare for a busy weekend.
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.
Check out Mountainfilm titles playing this weekend in Steamboat Springs.
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
The Steamboat Springs School Board's newly appointed member is eager to bring his extensive business experience to future board meetings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 is reporting 1.25 inches of new snow at mid-mountain in the past 24 hours.
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
The Soroco High School boys and girls teams easily beat Denver Eagles Christian Home School on Tuesday in Oak Creek.
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.
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.
The 1979 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School is scheduled for a six-month stay at the International Space Station beginning in March 2014.
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.
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.
When it comes to snowmobiling, the Rabbit Ears/Buffalo Pass areas are nearing the point of being “overgrazed.”
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.
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.
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.
Six Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athletes competed in the North Face Invitational Junior Rail Jam during the weekend.
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.
Multiple Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athletes are preparing for the FIS Snowboard World Championships, which begin Thursday in Quebec.
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.
Lyon won Friday’s dual slalom high school event in Steamboat. It was the second consecutive year Lyon won the Steamboat event.
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 is reporting a mid-mountain base of 35 inches.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Fusion Fit made a big upgrade in location to start 2013, more than tripling the space available for CrossFit workouts.
Routt County-connected college athletes were busy this week competing around the nation.
It was a busy weekend in sports for local high school teams. Here's what you missed and what it means.
With the forecast in mind, Yampa Valley residents should take precautions for cold weather and possible emergency situations.
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.
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 is reporting a trace amount of new snow in the past 24 hours at mid-mountain.
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
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
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
The Mainstreet Steamboat Springs Design Committee is looking for volunteers.
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.
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.
It was a rusty performance, but it wasn’t enough to entirely stop the Steamboat Springs High School boys wrestling team.
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.
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.
The need for local referees is critical to the success of building a strong soccer program in Steamboat Springs.
Steamboat’s Fletcher brothers again led the way for the United States in Nordic Combined World Cup competition.
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.
A glossary of common terms used in health care discussions.
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.
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.
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.
Saturday, January 12
A pair of former Steamboat Springs skiers scored high in a cross-country skiing race at Howelsen Hill on Saturday.
The youth skiers dominated a race at Howelsen Hill on Saturday.
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.
It was a big day for Steamboat Springs snowboarders on Saturday, and teenager Arielle Gold led the way.
The Rams pulled of a thrilling victory at home, knocking off West Grand, 68-65.
The Rams proved they didn’t lose any of their momentum, beating West Grand, 47-27, on Saturday.
The Tigers took care of business Saturday, dispatching Vail Mountain, 68-29, on the road.
The Sailors broke a five-game non-winning streak with the 4-2 road win.
Steamboat fell at home to Delta, 55-48, finishing the weekend 0-2.
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.
The Sailors fell at home, 58-26. The Panthers broke open the game with an effective offense and a turnover-inducing defense.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Check out our most-viewed stories from the past week, and see what you missed.
The Steamboat Ski Area's 50th anniversary celebration culminates Saturday with festivities in Gondola Square.
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.
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
CHSSA Ski League results
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
Friday, January 11
The Hayden High School girls team played poorly in the fourth quarter and lost Friday night at West Grand, 46-31.
The Tigers unleashed a bit of pent-up frustration in Kremmling, blasting West Grand 85-47.
Soroco ran it up on Vail Mountain, improving to 2-4 on the season with an easy 80-35 victory Friday night.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Justin Reiter raced to a fourth-place finish at a World Cup parallel giant slalom race in Bad Gastein, Austria.
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.
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.
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 is reporting a 35 inch base at mid-mountain.
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.’”
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.
The Old Town Hot Springs Trident swim team garnered several top finishes at a meet in Aurora.
Steamboat Springs snowboarder Arielle Gold had the second best qualifying run at the Copper Mountain Grand Prix, putting herself in Saturday's finals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hayden teacher Laura Voorhees got a nice surprise Thursday when she was recognized as a leader in education by Peabody Energy.
Craig Fire/Rescue firefighters extinguished a fire at a Moffat County oil rig Thursday afternoon. There are no reports of injuries.
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 is reporting a mid-mountain base of 35 inches with 16 lifts and 160 trails open.
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
The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team lost 4-1 to Aspen on Wednesday.
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.
1:14 p.m. A woman called police to report a lost purse somewhere between Yampa Valley Regional Airport and One Steamboat Place.
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.
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.
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."
The U.S. Cross Country Senior Championships wrapped up Wednesday with Emily Hannah placing 24th.
Steamboat Springs High School sophomore Maggie Rose Carrigan won her first NorAm on Sunday in a parallel slalom event.
Several Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club slope-style skiers had podium results at a USASA event in Vail last weekend.
Resort officials acknowledge opening of the half-pipe is about two weeks behind schedule.
Routt County prep sports teams return in full this weekend.
The Oak Creek Town Board will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday in town offices.
Steamboat Ski Area is reporting 1 inch of new snow at the summit in the past 24 hours.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Many cigarette smokers may want to quit but feel daunted by the challenge of ending their addiction, but support is available.
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.
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.
The first Steamboat Dancing with the Stars event last year sold out and raised $25,000 for Northwest Rocky Mountain Court-Appointed Special Advocates.
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.
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.
Salky has been cheerleading for three years and received an All-American award.
Jim Kissane has joined Sam Jones in applying for the Steamboat Springs School Board seat vacated by former board member Wayne Lemley.
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 is reporting a 37 inch base at mid-mountain.
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
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.
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.
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.
Steamboat's airport manager says a new method has proved its worth after two separate incidents involving airplanes during the holidays.
Several collegiate sports haven't returned from winter break, but local athletes playing on college basketball teams have been busy.
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.
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.
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 is reporting a mid-mountain base of 38 inches.
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
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.
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?
Registration is open for a six-week Shakespeare workshop at Bud Werner Memorial Library.
County Agenda for Jan. 7 and 8
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bryan Fletcher led the U.S. team with a 22nd place finish at a Nordic Combined World Cup event in Germany.
Saturday, January 5
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 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
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.
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.
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.
Steamboat Ski Area’s original base lodge was an example of classic 1960s and early 1970s ski area architecture: the A-frame.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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
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.
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.”
Sophia Schwartz stood out from the crowd Saturday, winning a moguls competition at Steamboat Ski Area.
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
Check out our most-viewed stories from the past week, and see what you missed.
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.
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.
Brinkman tentatively expects his new one-bedroom apartments to with high trim levels to rent for between $950 and $1,050.
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.
Here's a series of questions about Steamboat and find the answers at the bottom.
Friday, January 4
Steamboat Springs skier Mary O'Connell was the top junior Friday at the U.S. Cross Country Championships.
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."
The new Sunday tabloid-shaped newspaper focuses on enterprise and investigative reporting and includes separate sections for news, sports and business.
The U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team returns to action Saturday with a World Cup in Shonach, Germany.
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.
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.
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 school lunch menus for the week of Jan. 7
As well as he was known for his helicopters, Dr. Dawg's big trick was a checker demon spread with a sideways scissor.
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.
Two incidents this week at Steamboat Ski Area sent an 8- and an 87-year-old to the hospital.
Steez plays its first show in Steamboat on Sunday at Old Town Pub. The free show starts at 10 p.m.
Steamboat Ski Area is reporting a base of 42 inches.
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
The dysfunction of our representatives in Washington is a Colorado story, just as it’s a Steamboat story and a Main Street, USA, story.
"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.
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.
Local prep sports squads return to ice, slopes this weekend.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“Django Unchained” stands out as a sharply observed, shrewdly constructed piece of cinema that blasts through barriers like a sawed-off shotgun.
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.
The clock hardly had stopped ringing in the new year Tuesday morning when Ann Reese finally broke down and called her doctor.
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.
Headlining the two-day festival at Crazy Mountain Brewery in Edwards are The Infamous Stringdusters and Greensky Bluegrass.
Collections fell by 1.7 percent compared with November 2011, though 2012 year-to-date revenue remains on track to exceed 2011 collections.
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 runs from 5 to 8 p.m. at various downtown Steamboat Springs venues.
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 is reporting 3 inches of new snow at mid-mountain in the past 24 hours.
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
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.
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.
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.
Routt County's proposal would have required energy companies to check for pollutants in new monitoring wells between the oil wells and water wells.
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.
A 2008 Hayden High School graduate got a good review just one year into his firefighting career with a department in Liberal, Kan.
As preparations continue for MusicFest in Steamboat Springs, a portion of the Knoll Parking Lot at Steamboat Ski Area will close.
Chief Mel Stewart said the man had put a pan with oil on the stove before falling asleep.
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 is reporting 1.5 inches of new snow at mid-mountain since the resort closed Tuesday.
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
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.
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.
Caring Consumers recently donated $5,395 to the Craig Lions for purchase of a digital camera with print output for its eye-screening program.
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.
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.
I had a very enjoyable Christmas with the girls at the Tasaru Girls Rescue Centre in Kenya.
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.
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.
Local police were busy, but most people seemed to behave themselves during New Year’s celebrations Monday night in Steamboat Springs.
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.
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.
Light snow showers are forecast through Wednesday morning.