News for Sunday, July 12, 2009

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Joel Reichenberger: Weighing the costs

A debate has raged in my mind since the day I first arrived in the Yampa Valley and saw expensive mountain bikes strapped to the top of every Subaru.

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Locals to travel to Berlin for footbag competition

Locals will travel Friday to Berlin for the 30th annual International Footbag Players Association World Footbag Championships.

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Mother and son team up for business

Bed and breakfast, interior design, oxygen bar among ventures

A new store in Old Town Square offers interior and floral design services, gifts, antiques and event planning. Room 635 Steamboat is the place to go "when cowhides and antlers is not what you need."

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Steamboat couple hits road for Tour de Wyoming

This year's Tour de Wyoming began Saturday in Laramie, Wyo., with registration. It carries riders over four mountain passes - about 173 miles of the 366-mile trip are uphill. The ride ends Friday in Laramie.

Best of the Web: Respect the river

I really don't look at it as a fisherman vs. tuber thing. It's a respect the river thing.

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Volleyball tournament continues today at Howelsen

Nearly 400 competitors showed up Saturday for this year's Steamboat Doubles Volleyball Tournament. Play continues today until the final wraps up at about 6 p.m.

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Powersports shifts gears

Steamboat Springs motor dealership gets new owners

Before Michael Graves took the helm of Steamboat Powersports in Riverside Place, he partnered with the president of the Texas Motorcycle Dealers Association. Graves and Alan P. Lamb are the new owners of the dealership.

Lisa Baker: Planned Parenthood is not the answer

There are two sides to every coin. Unfortunately, Planned Parenthood is notorious for showing only the one side of the coin and pretending that the other doesn't exist.

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Rain bill has little local impact

Collection legal for homes not connected to municipal water

Yampa Valley rain, in no short supply this year, can be harvested legally for personal use since July 1, after the Colorado Senate approved a measure to legalize collection units in rural areas.

Race to fill 4 open City Council seats begins

Nomination petitions can't be picked up for three more weeks, but make no mistake, the race for four open Steamboat Springs City Council seats has begun.

Our View: Postal Service is lacking service

Steamboat Springs city officials should be applauded for their attempts to dissuade the U.S. Postal Service from consolidating both of its branches to the downtown location, but we fear those efforts simply won't be enough when dealing with an autonomous federal agency.

The Record for July 10

Friday, July 10

Jail report for July 4 to July 10

Saturday, July 4

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Steamboat Rugby Club wins 3rd straight Cow Pie Classic

Steamboat native Charlie Pappas got the ball in 27th minute of extra time, weaved his way through two defenders and slid through the mud for a try that gave the Steamboat Springs Rugby Club a 5-0 win.

Class notes: Construction trades group announces scholarship recipients

The Yampa Valley Construction Trades Association has announced the recipients of its 2009 scholarships.

John Andrews: Sotomayor vs. the tea parties

Every part of our body politic has helped weaken liberty. We're now getting the government we deserve.

Looking Back for July 13, 1934: Social survey work for Routt County

Harold Drinkwater, of Denver, who is in charge of the social welfare survey of Routt County, is getting his committee together with the purpose of proceeding with the intensive study of conditions in this section.

Routt County Spotlight: Kirk Wishon

Age: 47 Occupation: Area manager, Ace at the Curve Place of birth: Golden

Routt County school districts receive $300,000

Officials: Unexpected funding to go into reserves

Routt County school districts are receiving unexpected money that County Commissioner Doug Monger described as Christmas in July, but don't expect school officials to splurge on any presents.

Business file: Paragon Technology Group expands staff

Paragon Technology Group expands staff

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Steamboat boys earn 10-run win against Summit

Little League 11- and 12-year-olds win, 12-2

It was almost expected that when playing the first game of the district Little League tournament, the Steamboat Springs 11- and 12-year-old team would come out with some nerves.

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Regional runners flock to Howelsen 8-Miler

Athletes from across the region traveled and toiled up the slopes of Howelsen Hill bright and early Saturday morning for the Steamboat Springs Running Series 8-mile and 4-mile races on Howelsen Hill.

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Developers move earth, heaven

1970s duplex gives way to 8,000 square feet of mountain contemporary space

The Boulder developers of a set of duplex townhomes in the mixed aspen and conifer forest at 2330 Val d' Isere Circle moved earth and heaven to realize their latest project.

Real Estate transactions for July 6 to 9, 2009

Routt County's weekly real estate transactions.

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Veggie races a hit at Art in the Park

Children make bedazzled spuds at park; fair continues today

Kiddos turned taters into pieces of art and sent them down a ramp Saturday, pipe cleaners waving and googly eyes awhirl.

Steamboat briefs: Driving classes coming up for SSHS students

All Steamboat Springs High School juniors and seniors are required to complete the National Safety Council's Alive At 25 defensive driving class if they intend to park a vehicle on campus or apply for open campus privileges during the next school year.

On the Market: Colorado Group Realty adds 2 new Realtors

Greg Danziger and Michelle Gansmann are the newest broker/associates at Colorado Group Realty in Steamboat Springs.

John F. Russell: Ryan Dingle's inspiring dream

Ryan Dingle understands what it means to have a dream. He also understands what it means to wait.

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Cancer prevention study comes to Steamboat Relay

For the past 50 years, the American Cancer Society has conducted long-term cancer prevention studies, tracking participants throughout decades to pick out factors that might cause cancer.

Chuck McConnell: Public health care is the suicide option

The public health care option now being considered will be just one more nail in the coffin of free-market capitalism and one giant step toward the socialism of America that the political left wants so badly.

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Family restores original color of Hahn's Peak Schoolhouse

A unique family reunion is giving the century-old Hahn's Peak Schoolhouse a fresh coat of paint - and settling a sore spot for the Wheelers.

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First-half building permits off 80 percent from 2008

The dollar value of permitted construction projects that came through the Routt County Regional Building Department in the first six months of 2009 is just 20 percent of what it was on the same date in 2008.