News for Saturday, June 10, 2006

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County: Elk range must be protected

Alpine Mountain Ranch seeks final OK

Future residents of the luxury Alpine Mountain Ranch subdivision almost certainly will have elk -- and lots of them --or neighbors.

Roping and riding her way to the top

Yampa 12-year-old sees success on junior rodeo circuit

Some little girls collect dolls. Madison George collects belt buckles. At age 12, the Yampa cowgirl has so many belt buckles she can't display them all on her bedroom dresser.

Ride around the clock

24 Hours of Steamboat mountain bike race wraps up at noon today

Clark Stewart felt guilty. Waiting at Mount Werner's base after completing two laps during the first hours of the Rio 24 Hours of Steamboat was an unusual treat.

Centennial celebration

Yampa festivities keep history alive

Yampa resident Taelor Kidwell had a hard time believing her town was once a thriving metropolis that supported a bank, hospital and other businesses that have since faded from the town's streets.

A day at the races

Steamboat student heads to soapbox derby nationals

For those who don't think soapbox derby racing can be the edge-of-your-seat, bite-your-nails kind of sport, think again. Saturday's sixth annual Steamboat Springs Rotary Club Soap Box Derby in Oak Creek was intense.

Transactions for May 30 to June 5

COOPER, GEORGE R. TO MERLINA, DAVID L. JR. AND MERLINA, CAROLYN S. FOR PINES AT THE ORE HOUSE PLAZA, BLDG. NO. 1 Unit: 103 --247,000

Over the rainbow

Naturalist group gathers for peace

A temporary city -- comprised of tens of thousands of residents who go by one-word names such as Stone and Star -- will be erected next month in Routt National Forest. The Rainbow Family of Living Light has decided to hold its Rainbow Gathering from July 1 to 7 on forestland in Northwest Colorado, most likely in Routt County. An advance group of 150 to 200 people are at the Hinman campground in North Routt County this weekend to determine the best site for what can best be described as the largest gathering of hippies in North America.

Cutting close

Longtime barbershop owners plan to shut down store in the fall

Routt County is in danger of losing a piece of Americana.

Ranch denies abuse

Chilean immigrants allege mistreatment

Owners of a cattle ranch in Northwest Colorado said immigrant workers' allegations that the ranch violated fair labor practices are not true.

Residents get Off the Couch

Paintball facility owner says business fills recreational void

Don't be alarmed if you hear calls for a medic coming from a warehouse in Copper Ridge Business Park. The shouts most likely will be from groups of paintball players enjoying a game at the new indoor Off the Couch Paintball facility.

Who's laughing now?

'Monopoly houses' struggled in '80s; homes crest $400,000 in 2006

More than 20 years have passed since a Grand Junction savings and loan pulled the tidy Steamboat Point neighborhood out of the weeds -- literally.

Business briefs for June 11

Sherrod joins national land trust group Former Routt County rancher Lynne Sherrod has resigned her position as director of the Colorado Cattlemen's Agricultural Land Trust.

Building permits for May 29 to June 2

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS WALTER & CHRISTINA MAGILL 1769 BROME DRIVE OWNER/CONTRACTOR ALTERATION $4,875

Artificial turf effort continues

School district plan unrelated to city project at Heritage Park

Patches of dirt and candy wrappers dot Gardner Field. Replacement of the natural grass field at Steamboat Springs High School is moving forward as scheduled, so regular maintenance on the school district's primary athletic field has ceased.

Our View: Council backing into a mistake

Forgive the sound of our broken record, but the City Council's site selection for a new community center continues to confound us.