News for Friday, August 1, 2008

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Two injured in U.S. 40 rollover

Pickup overturned on highway east of Steamboat Springs

A one-vehicle rollover accident was reported at 6 p.m. Friday on U.S. Highway 40 between Colorado Highway 131 and Rabbit Ears Pass. Three occupants reportedly were traveling in a pickup, pulling a trailer with a backhoe, when the vehicle went off the road and overturned. According to dispatches from Routt County Communications, one victim suffered head injuries, and another had a neck injury. The third occupant was dazed but otherwise unharmed. The two injured occupants were transported to Yampa Valley Medical Center for treatment.

Rodeman recordings released

Sgt. Erik Foster told dispatchers: 'They're attacking me'

In the July 19 incident that resulted in the arrest of former Oak Creek mayor Kathy "Cargo" Rodeman, Sgt. Erik Foster initially told dispatchers five people were physically attacking him.

YVMC names six new directors

Hospital promotes employees to management positions

The Yampa Valley Medical Center has announced the promotion of six employees to director positions at the hospital and its Doak Walker Care Center.

Construction moving forward at Soda Creek, Strawberry Park

The roar of heavy trucks and the pounding of hammers continued to resonate Thursday at the new Soda Creek Elementary School and the expanded Strawberry Park Elementary School.

On Scene: Lez Zeppelin at the Free Summer Concert Series

Lez Zeppelin at the Free Summer Concert Series

Margaret Hair: Getting used to you, finally

A year ago today, I had the following conversation (more or less) with my former boss: Dennis Gavin, owner of the Skylight Exchange, an illustrious back alley bookstore/record store/sandwich shop: "How was Colorado?"

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Lullaby for strings

Festival to premiere crossover commission by an industry pro

Fifty years into his music career, keyboardist Mike Garson is relatively certain his catalog of 4,400 compositions is in the running for the most prolific of any composer, living or dead.

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Attend the tale of 'Sweeney Todd'

Perry-Mansfield production challenges students and audience

A half-hour before one of their final run-throughs of the play, the cast of "Sweeney Todd" is learning how to die.

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Two local shows open with focuses on nature and Western life

Despite producing work that is deliberate and confident, local artists and collaborators Julie Anderson and Nancy Jeffrey take an unexpectedly timid approach to sharing it.

Arts calendar for Aug. 1

First Friday ArtWalk, 5 to 8 p.m.:

The Record for July 30

Wednesday, July 30 1:37 a.m. A drunken pedestrian was reported at Fifth Street and Lincoln Avenue. One person was taken to detox.

Happy Hours for Aug. 1

Amante Coffee Where: Wildhorse Marketplace When: 4 to 7 p.m. daily Special: $1 off beer, wine and liquor

Steamboat briefs for Aug. 1

County fair extends deadlines, seeks entries

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Cross Canadian Ragweed stays true to its rough edges

Cross Canadian Ragweed is signed to a label in Nashville, Tenn. But other than having higher-quality press photos than most rollicking red dirt rock bands, there isn't much that ties the band to the glistening world of pop country.

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Tyler Johnson comes home for physical therapy after battle with disease

Less than two weeks after 10-year-old Tyler Johnson lost his feet and part of the fingers of his right hand to amputation, life is starting to look a little more like it used to.

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Area campgrounds see increased number of visitors

High gas prices and forests ravaged by beetle kill have not deterred dedicated campers, as some park officials predicted.

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Library prepares for move into expanded facility

The Bud Werner Memorial Library is preparing for a "big, beautiful book ballet" as 80,000 books are moved from the old library to the new addition, Library Director Chris Painter said Friday. The library will be closed Aug. 9 to Sept. 11 as volunteers assist in the mass migration of materials to the new space.

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Steamboat high-schoolers get in 7-on-7 football work

Nelson Brassell never has played a down of organized football in his life.

Rabid bat bites man in North Routt

Victim captured animal; no other rabies incidents reported

A rabies-infected bat bit a man last week in North Routt County, authorities confirmed Thursday.

Epilogue hosts release party for latest in vampire book series

On the Web site for "The Twilight Saga" young adult book series, a map of the United States is covered in red.