News for Wednesday, May 22, 2013



Heritage Christian School staff: Book fair a success

Heritage Christian School’s first-ever Scholastic Book Fair held last week was a great success. Contributions from Safeway, City Market and Coleman Cook of Colorado Group Realty along with private donations added to the funds raised for the school.

Peter Boniface: Project can have impact

On Tuesday night in Centennial Hall, we heard many spirited debates for and against the Steamboat Springs Trails Alliance initiative.

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Rabbit Ears Time Trial pushes cyclists on an ideal spring afternoon

The riders raced up the menacing and persistent slope of U.S. Highway 40 in a time trial format as a part of the first Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club cycling event of the year.

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Harmony reigns at Emerald Mountain Park brainstorming session

Peace and harmony emanated from Centennial Hall in downtown Steamboat Springs on Wednesday night despite the fact all logic pointed toward an evening filled with strong opinions, boisterous debate and hurt feelings.

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Steamboat Springs residents reflect on life of Lesley Chambers

Lesley Chambers never let go of her dream to work in the outdoor industry. She also never let anything get her down.

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Heritage Christian School to stay K-12 after successful fundraising effort

In April, Dave Entwistle questioned how the campus would raise $260,000 in time to ensure it could continue its secondary school classes next school year. Today, he can't wait to tell the story of how it happened.

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Steamboat's Laurel Street Preschool closes its doors suddenly Wednesday, leaving families in a bind

The school's board of directors made the decision during an emergency meeting Monday and just days after a state inspection report detailed numerous violations.

Campgrounds prepare for Memorial Day weekend

Area campgrounds are opening ahead of Memorial Day weekend, though recent wet weather will keep many in Routt County closed.

Steamboat Springs City Council denies plan for new mobile home park in west Steamboat

After hearing from community members who strongly supported and opposed the project, the City Council voted, 4-2, to deny the Williams Family Partnership's appeal to rezone land near Copper Ridge Circle to allow the mobile home park.

The Record for Tuesday, May 21

11:42 a.m. Officers were called to a report of a stolen van at Lincoln Avenue and 13th Street. It was reportedly taken between July 2012 and Tuesday.

Occupants of overturned canoe found at nearby bar

Law enforcement officials spent the better part of Tuesday evening trying to identify the owners of a capsized canoe that floated past Steamboat Campground.

Fatal accident closes I-70 near Glenwood Springs

A long stretch of I-70 in the mountains has been shut down by a fatal accident involving a vehicle and a semi-truck.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Wednesday, May 22

A Steamboat-based hedge fund manager ranked seventh among Barron's top 100, a bear found dead might have been hit by a car and the Steamboat Springs School Board is supportive of potential redistricting.

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Steamboat City Council wants to explore possibility of using lodging tax to fund more than trails

In a meeting where nearly every seat in Centennial Hall was taken by a community member eager to weigh in on the future of the tax, the council was torn about the lodging tax committee's recommendation to devote 90 percent of the tax to the Trails Alliance for the next decade.