News for Tuesday, July 28, 2009



No new salmonella cases reported in county

No new cases have been reported regarding the King Soopers and City Market recall of nearly 500,000 pounds of beef products because of a possible salmonella contamination, the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association said Tuesday.

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Traveling Western art show comes to town

Sale features antique prints and newer paintings

At 11 a.m. Thursday, the 11th annual "Spirit of the American West" fine art show and sale opens at the Steamboat Springs Center for Visual Arts. Mary Williams' collection will be on display and available for sale through Sunday, and the gallery will extend its hours through the weekend.

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Local couple signs lease at Space Station

Operator shoots for September opening

A local couple has signed a lease to reopen the Space Station gas station and convenience store in downtown Steamboat Springs. The station at Seventh Street and Lincoln Avenue has sat vacant for more than two years, and its owner was nearly cited for nuisance issues by the city.

The Record for July 26

Sunday, July 26 12:03 a.m. A traffic stop was made at Walton Creek Road and Village Drive. The driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, and the vehicle was towed.

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Jimmy Westlake: Epsilon Aurigae: mystery star

In the far northern constellation of Auriga the Charioteer, not far from the bright star Capella, an astronomical mystery is about to play out, as it has every 27 years for the past century. Professional astronomers and citizen astronomers worldwide are watching and waiting for the star Epsilon Aurigae to begin to fade during August. Epsilon Aurigae is an eclipsing binary star, not in and of itself very unusual, but the object that is creating the eclipse remains one of the most puzzling of astronomical mysteries.

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Siblings to start Venture Crew group

Boy Scouts-affiliated program encourages outdoor activities

A couple of local teens are organizing a Venture Crew that will provide Steamboat Springs' young adults with access to a number of outdoor activities. Venture Crew is a youth development program created by Boy Scouts of America for young men and women ages 14 to 20.

New campaign at CMC offers course registration at various locations

During a new campaign called "Taking It to the Streets," anyone interested in signing up for classes at Colorado Mountain College doesn't have to go to the campus to do so. The college will set up registration tents from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., beginning today, at a number of locations in town.

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Tom Ross: Friends bid 'Happy Trails' to Greg Scott

Greg Scott was Northwest Colorado's favorite singing cowboy, one of those special personalities who define a community for longtime residents and loyal visitors. Subtract him from the Yampa Valley and the cultural landscape has been irretrievably diminished. But as we've learned so poignantly this summer, life must and will go on.

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Band plays free-form rock

Akron/Family pushes the limits of music categories

Recently, Akron/Family has shifted in a new direction, building on what it knew and what it likes to create - a fluid concept-rock-without-a-theme sound that'll be on display Wednesday at Ghost Ranch Saloon. The show starts at 9 p.m., and tickets are $10 at the door.

Steamboat briefs: Suspect identified in downtown bear shooting

Area Wildlife Manager Jim Haskins, of the Colorado Division of Wildlife, said the agency has identified a single suspect in last week's shooting of a bear in downtown Steamboat Springs.

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Tax appeals flood county

Commissioners forced to set daily Board of Equalization hearings

Perhaps a sign of the recession, Routt County Commissioners - sitting as the Routt County Board of Equalization - are scheduled to hear about 450 property valuation appeals this year, which Commissioner Diane Mitsch Bush said is twice the usual amount.