News for Friday, July 4, 2008



Recalled beef off the shelves

Steamboat City Market restocks entire meat department

City Market parent company The Kroger Co. expanded its recall Wednesday of ground beef products from the supplier linked to E. coli illnesses last month in Ohio and Michigan, including meat available at local stores.

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Local refines 'fishy' business

Steamboat man wholesales fishing flies with Get Your Fly Right

Steamboat Springs entrepreneur Steve Zamora may have figured out the secret of life.

Stagecoach to have fireworks

South Routt community to gather at reservoir on July 5

Fourth of July fun won't end today in Stagecoach.

Last year of Triple Crown tourney kicks off today

Farewell, slow-pitch softball

The symmetry of the last and final Triple Crown Mountain Magic slow-pitch softball tournament is almost eerie.

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New voice to power rodeo

Shipley out of town; Nebraska man to call tonight's event

There will still be horses, bulls and the calf scramble. Cowboys again will show up in droves, and fans will fill the bleachers. But there will be something a little different about this weekend's two performances in the Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series, and that difference goes deeper than just the fact that tonight's rodeo starts 30 minutes earlier than usual, kicking off at 7 p.m.

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Rob Douglas: Citizenship in decline?

The other day while caffeinating downtown with Mike and Roger, I expressed my astonishment that apparently two people named Towny Anderson live in Steamboat.

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Library House demolition set

Firefighters use structure for training before its destruction

Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue helped give the Library House a head start on its impending demolition, using the structure for ventilation training Wednesday night.

Steamboat swimmers dedicated to sport

It's an ordinary day at the Old Town Hot Springs lap pool with some not-so-ordinary swimmers.

Universal playgrounds receive $200,000 grant

A recent grant for $200,000 brought the Let's All Play group closer to its funding goals for two universal playgrounds in Steamboat Springs. Community volunteers will construct the playgrounds - designed to be accessible for all children, including those with disabilities - during a group-build weekend organized by the Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs from July 24 to 28.

Whistler Road construction prolonged

Residents of neighborhoods near Whistler Road and motorists destined for Whistler Park are being asked to endure construction detours for longer than originally thought.

Lanning under fire again

City manager earns criticism, praise in rocky annual evaluation

Steamboat Springs City Manager Alan Lanning strongly refuted rumors Thursday that his job is ending after a rocky evaluation earlier this week.

Tyler Johnson not diagnosed

Steamboat Springs boy, 10, may never know cause of infection

Ten-year-old Tyler Johnson remains undiagnosed at The Children's Hospital in Denver, and medical staff told his mother it's possible he may never be diagnosed.

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Capturing the rawness

Fred Hodder hopes to distill ranch life in his photos

Flipping through his book of rodeo photography, Frederick Hodder lights up when he gets to cowboys in peril.

CD review of Girl Talk, "Feed the Animals"

CD review of Girl Talk, "Feed the Animals"

Screamin' and hollerin' the blues

Charlie Parr keeps the soul of older American music alive

As a teenager, Charlie Parr must have been a sight. While the world around him was discovering rock of the classic and arena varieties, Parr was discovering music that had been dormant for decades - songs that went back to pre-Depression Piedmont blues and folk music recorded in the 1920s.

On Scene: Richie Havens and the universality of music

Richie Havens is three times my age. And most of the people who went to see him play at the Strings Music Pavilion on Sunday have at least twice as many years behind them as I do.

Margaret Hair: Team American pop culture

Pop culture figures, in general, have a different way of showing their patriotism than people in other areas of society. And because their efforts are more publicized and often less definitive than hanging a flag or attending a parade, they're often harder to understand.

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Personal history

Artists put own touch on a common theme

When a long winter kept local plein air painter Susan Gill Jackson indoors a few extra months, she started doing research - on bordellos.

Fourth of July full of festivities

Celebrations scheduled across Steamboat

Tonight's highly anticipated fireworks show will top off a Fourth of July packed full of fun. There isn't a moment or excuse to rest today, with activities taking place throughout Steamboat Springs.

Writers group to hold all-levels conference

Daylong event fosters productivity

There is no speaker's podium at Steamboat Springs Writers Group meetings, or at the group's annual Day for Writers.

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Museum tells tale of railroad

Moffat Road brought commerce, changed county's history

Tread of Pioneers Museum couldn't just build an exhibit about the Moffat Road. It would have been way too much.

Fire officials expect busy holiday weekend

Caution urged as Routt County fire danger jumps from 'low' to 'high'

Fire officials said the Smokey Bear fire danger signs across Routt County have been changed from "low" to "high" in anticipation of a busy holiday weekend. A combination of beetle-killed trees and fireworks means revelers should be especially careful during July 4 festivities.

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An orchestra for youths

Pushcart Players reinvent 'Peter and the Wolf' for Strings

In the 70-plus years since Sergey Prokofiev wrote "Peter and the Wolf" for his children, the fairy tale introduction to the classical orchestra has been re-imagined by some of the biggest names in entertainment: Leonard Bernstein, Sting, Jimmy Smith, Rob Reiner, Jack Lemmon and David Bowie all have played a part in its narration and performance.