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Nicole Inglis

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Steamboat's Merry Mainstreet set for Saturday evening

Event includes light parade, games, Santa Claus

This year's holiday kickoff event will include a light parade, reindeer games and visits with Santa Claus. Lincoln Avenue will be closed Saturday evening from Fifth Street to 11th Street for the street festival.

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Steamboat artist’s show aims to take viewers Over The Top

Local artist Jan Maret Willman was describing her “creative explosion” in the past year and a half, during which she created more than 30 works of art for her new solo show of boldly colored abstract paintings and clay panels. The show opens tonight during First Friday Artwalk at the Depot Art Center and will remain on display for the month.

First Friday Artwalk listings for Dec. 3, 2010

Galleries and venues for December's First Friday Artwalk

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Routt County artist shrouds work in playful mystery

‘Collective Expression’ 1 of many openings at First Friday Artwalk

Upstairs in her log home outside Stagecoach, Mary Beth Galer’s art studio is filled with mystery. The quaint space is layered with magazine collages, artwork in progress and myriad books, from math texts to an old social psychology book with a peephole cut into the pages revealing a small painting.

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Steamboat artist launches printmaking studio workshop

Oehme Graphics has open house, reception Friday

Although she may not sign the works of art she helps create as a master printer, Steamboat Springs resident and artist Susan Oehme leaves her creative mark on them. On Wednesday, as she stood in the gallery space above the workshop, Oehme’s exhilaration and passion for her new endeavor were apparent.

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Steamboat Ski Area passes November snow record

With 9 inches of new snow Monday, Steamboat Ski Area broke the record for snowiest November in resort history. The previous record was set in 2005, when 83 inches fell on the mountain. As of 5 a.m. Tuesday, the resort had received 90 inches of November snow with one more day to go in the month.

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Community Alliance honors New Pioneers of the Yampa Valley

About 50 residents gathered on Saturday to honor those who are taking the reins in moving Steamboat toward a sustainable future. The fifth annual New Pioneers of the Yampa Valley event featured the marquee award for a New Pioneer, a special Champion of Community award and a buffet featuring locally grown foods.

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Officials look to Steamboat for leading environmental education

Lt. Gov. Barbara O’Brien spoke to a group of about 30 on Friday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. O’Brien touted the importance of instilling environmental values in young students by connecting them with the outdoors.

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8th annual festival features Steamboat filmmakers

Appalachian Ski Mountain boasts 365 vertical feet and some of the best man-made snow in North Carolina. But as Steamboat Springs resident Martin Clay’s home ski area, the small hill has a mountain of meaning. It’s where he learned to ski and where he first began filming his winter stunts with his friends.

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Steamboat Ski Area to open with top-to-bottom access

Steamboat Ski Area expects to offer top-to-bottom skiing on several feet of natural snow Wednesday, when it opens for the season with five lifts and 66 trails including the gondola and Storm Peak Express. On Thursday, Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. officials announced they would open Christie Peak Express, the gondola, Storm Peak Express, Burgess Creek and Four Points lifts on the first day of the 2010-11 season.

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Steamboat Springs High School musical opens tonight

The fictional Deadrock, Nev., can be saved, and the performing arts might just be the thing to save it. Students from Steamboat Springs High School will take to the stage for their rendition of the musical, "Crazy For You" beginning at 7 p.m. today in the auditorium. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and $3 for SSHS students with an activities pass.

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Steamboat Ski Area tallies 74 inches of snowfall

Announcement about open trails, lifts and terrain expected this week

When the sun peeked through the clouds Wednesday after nearly a week of snow, S-tracks were etched into several snow-covered runs on Mount Werner and Howelsen Hill. Steamboat reported snowfall of 74 inches this season as of Wednesday afternoon, and with almost two weeks left in the month, the resort could see the snowiest November in 30 years.

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16th annual Festival of Trees on display in Steamboat this week

The Festival of Trees has had 16 years to grow its roots into the community organizations, nonprofits and businesses of Steamboat Springs. This year, the annual Tread of Pioneers Museum fundraiser is glowing as brightly as ever, with 16 Christmas trees decorated by local groups on display through Monday.

Colorado author speaks tonight at Genealogy Club meeting in Steamboat

Buzzy Jackson has traced her family history through records, ancient cemeteries and her very own DNA, learning her son’s ancestors had been in America since colonial times. Tonight, Jackson will visit Steamboat Springs and speak at a meeting of Bud Werner Memorial Library’s Genealogy Club, at 7 p.m. in Library Hall.

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Medals abound at Special Olympics bowling event

Snow Bowl hosts 38 athletes Saturday for tournament

Bruce Rule didn’t have words for what it felt like to win the gold medal. He just kissed the medal that hung around his neck and smiled. Every one of the 38 Special Olympics athletes who rolled bowling balls down the lanes of Snow Bowl on Saturday afternoon got one of those medals.

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The Nadas play benefit in Steamboat for World Bicycle Relief Fund

The Nadas have a tour bus that acts as a rolling billboard, but the advertisement isn’t for the band. Instead, the folk rockers wrapped their tour bus with the insignia of the World Bicycle Relief Fund, an international organization that helps provide bikes for underprivileged students in Africa.

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Steamboat Toffee Co. employs Horizons clients for packaging

Bill Mason loves the smell of candy. He loves the taste of it, too, and he had plenty of opportunities to taste homemade toffee on his first day at a new job with the Steamboat Toffee Co. Mason was the end of a three-person assembly line Fri­day in a commercial kitchen near Hayden, where he, Rhi Gif­­ford and Melinda Orr learned to measure, package and seal individual samples of toffee.

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Depot Art Center series kicks off in Steamboat with bluegrass band

After just two years as a band and winning the prestigious Telluride Band Contest, The HillBenders have been thrown into a whirlwind of “good things happening.” The band plays at 7:30 p.m. today to kick off the Depot Show Concert Series. Tickets are $15 and are available at All That Jazz, First String Music and at the door.

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Routt County 4-H Livestock Judging Team heads to nationals today

Coaches Rod Wille, Rod Ol­­inger and the five members of the Routt County 4-H Livestock Judging Team have traveled across the county, practicing with animals on local ranches. They’ve traveled across the state and region to competitions as a team. But today, they’ll leave on their most monumental journey yet.

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Yampa Valley Singers present multimedia event in “Sorrow to Joy”

The Yampa Valley Singers choir will perform “Sorrow to Joy,” at 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the United Methodist Church. Tickets are $10 and available at the door and from chorus members. The repertoire will follow an arc beginning with the stark realities of war, death and destruction, but with each piece, the despair transforms into joy and hope.

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Michigan-based Whitey Morgan plays in Steamboat tonight

There’s not much of a honky-tonk scene in Flint, Mich. In the late 1980s, a young Eric David Allen knew about his grandfather’s vinyl collection and the Gibson J-200 guitar he left behind, but he knew nothing about country stardom in Nash­ville, Tenn., or Austin, Texas.

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Residents readying for winter in Steamboat

Home, car winterizing important to safety during cold months

Winter is making a statement that it might be here to stay. The National Weather Ser­vice forecasts cool temperatures and snow all week in the Yampa Valley, and Steamboat Ski Area is expected to open in two weeks. But residents and commuters have more than just a ski tune to worry about.

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Routt election officials report solid turnout

Polls open until 7 p.m. today across county

About 375 people had voted at the Routt County Courthouse Annex — the polling place for precincts 13 and 14 — by 5 p.m. today. The polls will be open across the county until 7 p.m.

Election Guide: Voters consider range of issues

Routt County residents tout voter education for November election

Routt County voters have a multitude of issues facing them on this November’s ballot, from heated local races to state ballot measures that reflect a wide spectrum of political views.

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Sisters in Steamboat draws more than 100

Sisters, literal or figurative, join for second annual event

More than 100 “sisters” joined together this weekend for Sisters in Steamboat, which featured parties, enrichment workshops and discounts at restaurants and shops in Steamboat.

Steamboat group collecting storybooks for African Library Project

Halfway across the world, there’s a small school in Lesotho filled with more than 150 children in preschool to fourth grade. They have joyous smiles and an eagerness to learn, said Steamboat Homeschool Group mother Laurin Cook, but they are missing vital tools. Donation bins are set up to collect children's book at Bud Werner Memorial Library in the Story-time Room and in the lobby of Excel Gymnastics.

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Fourmile Canyon Revival concert offered up big names for a cause

At times, it felt like a Phish show. At times, it was a String Cheese Incident show. But despite the reasons behind the sold-out attendance at the Fourmile Canyon Revival fundraiser, there was no shortage of reminders of why the gathering of legendary jam acts had come to pass.

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Routt County Habitat’s Brush With Kindness campaign continues

Friday morning, as a storm loomed in the sky over Yampa, Jody Patten and two volunteers stood on the roof of a trailer, rushing to beat the weather. By the end of today, Routt County Habitat for Hum­anity expects to have finished at least six projects in its campaign that started last week, according to Patten, Habitat’s executive director.

Community Cinema in Steamboat opens 2nd year tonight

Through the lens of Routt County organizations and a small, community atmosphere, the Community Cinema series presented by the Bud Werner Memorial Library will examine a large-scale issue each month with the screening of a documentary. The first film of the 2010-11 series, called “Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian,” screens at 6:30 p.m. today in Library Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

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Steamboat graduate writes, publishes gluten-free cookbook

Torie Christensen’s intolerance to gluten and dairy had all but eliminated her ability to eat the sumptuous baked goods she created alongside her mother and grandmother. But it wasn’t long before the perseverant teenager rose above her limitations. In May, her experiments came to fruition in a cookbook she self-published.

Steamboat Springs Education Fund Board discussion focuses on process

Group members agree that collaboration, detailed information key to effective granting

The Steamboat Springs Edu­cation Fund Board spent an hour and a half of its monthly meeting Wednesday in an ongoing conversation with Routt County school district officials about the mechanics of its granting process. The goal of the workshop was to streamline the grant application and review process for projects in the Hayden, Steamboat Springs and South Routt school districts.

Biological, kindred sisters welcome at 2nd annual Sisters in Steamboat

This year, when a group of women gathers for the second annual Sisters in Steam­boat Weekend on Oct. 15, 16, and 17, their involvement in a series of sister bonding events, get-togethers and workshops will also go toward a good cause.

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Steamboat's Literary Sojourn brings readers into author's minds

Over coffee cake and tea, the conversations turned to life, children, and politics. Personal issues and moral observations drifted to the ceiling tiles of the Mount Werner room in the Shera­­ton Steam­­boat Resort. It was the first coffee break during the 18th annual Literary Sojourn conference, and the words of world-renowned authors had shaken loose deep-seated stories among the 500 guests.

Story-time for Grownups in Steamboat to feature renowned author

Frank Delaney, who is visiting Ste­­amboat Springs this weekend for the 18th annual Literary Sojourn, will be featured as a guest reader at the inaugural Story-time for Grownups on Monday. The Irish writer, reader and interviewer will read excerpts of his works and short stories he’s written and will tell stories he has yet to put on paper.

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Singer Brenn Hill returns to Steamboat as part of 4-H fundraisers

For the sixth year, Cowboy singer and songwriter Brenn Hill will return to Steamboat Springs for two fundraisers for the Routt County 4-H Scholarship Foundation. Today at Vista Verde Ranch, Hill will join several guests on a trail ride.

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Steamboat's Artist Mentoring Program expands in 2nd year

Abraham Rodriguez stood in the Steamboat Art Museum on Thursday in quiet awe. The high school senior, on a field trip with his Advanced Placement art class, was tracing his finger along the pattern of the stitches of one of David Taylor’s art quilts on display at the museum.

Complete listings for today's First Friday Artwalk in downtown Steamboat

A complete list of galleries and other businesses participating in the October First Friday Artwalk happening today.

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Steamboat artist of brush and harp opens her 1st show tonight

Teri Rose is not shy about performing. The professional harpist plays at weddings, memorial services and alongside symphony orchestras. But never before has her other passion, watercolor painting, been displayed to the public. Recent Steamboat Springs transplant Rose will show her art at Spill the Beans on 13th Street across from the Depot Art Center.

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Sculptors of sound to play tonight in Steamboat

Electronic artists talk laptops, evolution and a growing scene

Jamie Watts has stood behind his laptop on countless stages. Glowing in the dark, the screen in front of him is a colorful exhibit of equalizers, sine waves, grids and digital dials. The artist is one of three musicians using electronic production methods playing a show at 9 p.m. today at Ghost Ranch Saloon.

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Routt County Habitat for Humanity focuses on urgent home repair needs

On Friday, Routt County Habitat for Humanity is launching A Brush With Kindness, a five-day volunteer effort to help community members with exterior home repairs they cannot afford or perform themselves. The program still is looking for volunteers.

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Show in Steamboat displays New York artist's work

K. Saari, Arts Council collaborate on event featuring Ann B. Murphy

Ann Murphy uses the interplay between the peaks and valleys of life to express her lively thoughtfulness through her art. It’s the rise and fall, the moments of fire, passion, heat, and the power of sweetness and beauty that cast light on the darkness everyone experiences. “This is one person’s explorations through life,” Murphy said, gesturing at her recently hung art pieces Wednesday at the Depot Art Center.

Tour de Forks to benefit fund for graduating Routt County seniors

The Steamboat Springs Young Professionals Network is offering the opportunity for anyone to enjoy tasty local fare at discounted prices while benefiting youths in Routt County during its second annual Tour de Forks fundraiser.

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Artists re-creating human ties to history of Yampa Valley

The Carpenter Ranch house backs up to several acres of straw-colored dead grass and dirt, the blank canvas on which two artists are building their vision to re-create human ties to the history and landscape of the Yampa Valley. Susan Tweit and her husband, Richard Cabe, are part-time artists-in-residence at the ranch.

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Nighttime closures expected for Lincoln construction in Steamboat

US Highway 40 to be closed 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday to Tuesday

U.S. Highway 40 in downtown Steamboat will be closed from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights to allow construction crews to grind for inlaid pavement markings.

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Cully Kistler opens art show at Steamboat salon

Since leaving the Sleeping Giant Gallery in early August, local artist Cully Kistler is looking forward to where her life’s passion will go and where it will take her. The plein-air oil painter is showing her art at a nontraditional venue, The Cutting Room, a hair salon on Weiss Drive.

Renewed energy for Steamboat concerts series

Free Summer Concert Series fundraiser brings in $17,000

It may seem like a lot of money, but the $17,000 raised at a Free Summer Concert Series fundraiser Sept. 12 at Sweetwater Grill is only a small percentage of the series’ annual budget.

3rd annual Rotary event to benefit Boys & Girls Club

When the Boys & Girls Club of Steamboat Springs opened its doors in June 2009, no one expected its membership to be more than 900 children strong a little more than a year later. In an effort to invest in those citizens of the future, the Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs chose the club as the beneficiary of this year’s Community Barn Dance and Barbecue.

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Roots blues duo to play at Steamboat's Old Town Pub tonight

Steve “Lightnin’” Malcolm might be one of the last of his kind. In 1990, a 15-year-old boy from rural Missouri left home with his guitar on his back, hitchhiking his way across the South, playing a little roots blues here and there for a hearty meal and some good company. Few young musicians understand the old ways of the blues man, he said.

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Songwriters to host workshop, play concert today in Steamboat at Strings

When singer-songwriters Patty Larkin and Lucy Kaplansky share a bill, the conversation backstage is just as exciting as the musical exchange onstage, Larkin said. Tonight, they will share the stage at Strings Music Pavilion.

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Steamboat OktoberWest proves fun for families, beer drinkers

Festivites continue today at Gondola Transit Center

As the noon sun baked the concrete at the Gondola Transit Center, self-proclaimed beer hound Linda Sasenick was just getting warmed up, too. With a 2010 OktoberWest commemorative beer stein in her hand, the woman from Golden sipped on the dark Powder­­cats Porter, brewed locally at Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill.