News for Wednesday, June 24, 2009




Builder, Hayden settle Lake Village dispute

Robinson Construction will finish some work at stalled subdivision

Under the agreement, Oregon-based Robinson Construction will finish some of the work at the subdivision.

Nearly 6,000 people expected this weekend

Steamboat Springs' lodging is forecast to be about 43 percent full this weekend, according to the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association's weekly lodging barometer. Lodging was 61 percent full June 28, 2008.

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Frontier cuts YVRA service

Tentative flight schedule reflects 12 percent drop in capacity

Denver-based airline Frontier won't fly to Yampa Valley Regional Airport this winter, spokesman Steve Snyder confirmed Wednesday. Snyder said Frontier could return for future ski seasons.

Frontier's return uncertain

Ski Corp. official Andy Wirth said it was unlikely that Frontier would be back at YVRA for a second ski season.

Eagle County open space decision delayed

County commissioners delayed a decision Tuesday about whether to spend millions of dollars on a conservation easement to block the Colorado River Ranch from development.

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Jimmy Westlake: Return of the Summer Triangle

There are few sights in nature more beautiful than the starry summer sky. When the sun goes down and the summer stars come out, three of the first ones you see, high in the northeastern sky, will be the trio of bright stars that forms the corners of an unmistakable asterism called the Summer Triangle. Although it is called the Summer Triangle, it first becomes visible during the early evening in late spring and hangs on in our evening sky until early winter.

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Ragweed brings years of diverse influences to its show

In the local bluegrass band Ragweed, everyone involved brings something different to the table. Ragweed plays at 8:30 p.m. today at Ghost Ranch Saloon.

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New emergency responder badges to be standardized

IDs lead to new accountability measures

To help bestow order on the controlled chaos of emergency response, Routt County Director of Emergency Management Bob Struble will create standardized identification cards for all emergency responders in the coming weeks.

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Jail to look at staffing levels

Consultant John Milosovich said to improve a jail's operating efficiency, perhaps the most important thing to change is an attitude often passed from shift to shift and year to year.

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Lieutenant governor promotes outdoor activities during statewide trip

On Snake Island in the Yampa River, Lt. Gov. Barbara O'Brien spent about an hour Tuesday morning talking with a Steamboat Springs Community Youth Corps crew about why they were outside.

Seminar provides finance tips

Black highlights importance of saving, establishing good credit

To start her workshop Tuesday, Elizabeth "E.A." Black cited dismal figures about financial literacy in the United States.

Steamboat briefs: Yampa Valley Regional Airport gets OK to hire

Yampa Valley Regional Airport received approval Tuesday to hire a mechanic. The Routt County Board of Commissioners waived the county's hiring freeze, citing public safety concerns, as well as the fact that taxpayers don't directly fund the position. The Hayden airport's mechanic left this spring, Airport Manager Dave Ruppel said. The mechanic cares for about 40 pieces of equipment necessary for airport functions. The person also fills in when others are absent, sometimes driving runway snowplows, Ruppel said.

The Record for June 22

12:59 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a verbal argument in the 600 block of Lincoln Avenue. Everything was fine.

Our View: Celebrating cycling

As if on cue, Mother Nature awarded Sunday's arrival of summer with consecutive days of sunny, warm and nearly precipitation-free weather. We couldn't ask for better reasons to ditch our cars for our bikes and pedal to work as part of Bike to Work Week.

Song Mountain developers to try again

Developers to address concerns about roads, visual impacts

The developers of Song Mountain agreed Tuesday to change their tune before they come back to the Routt County Board of Commissioners on Aug. 25. They'll present a revised version of their plan to build a residential subdivision of as many as 272 lots on 896 acres overlooking Stagecoach Reservoir.

Hayden furloughs to start this week

Town's suggested cuts can't meet expected $200,000 shortfall

Hayden trustees and town staff members met calmly Tuesday evening to discuss the facts of budget cuts. The town expects to see $200,000 in revenue reductions this year.

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Joanne Palmer: Holidays we need

Dear President Obama, I am feeling a little ho-hum about our national holidays. They are a great time to get paid not to work, unless you are self-employed like me, in which case you get to enjoy not working and not getting paid.

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Strings' Music on the Green starts Thursday

On Tuesday afternoon, the four musicians of Meridian Quartet shook off their jetlag, tuned up their instruments and lilted through a George Gershwin string quartet they hadn't played in two and a half months.

Thunderhead Hill Climb today on Mount Werner

Today's Thunderhead Hill Climb will start with a children's event at 5:28 p.m. Adult races begin at 6 p.m. and start in two-minute intervals. Registration is from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. at the base of Steamboat Ski Area's gondola.

Haywhacker Junior Golf Championships Day 2 results

The Colorado Junior Golf Association Haywhacker Junior Golf Championships results from Tuesday, June 23

Sports briefs: Legion team looks to rebound

The Steamboat Springs American Legion baseball team dropped a trio of games during the weekend at a tournament in Green River, Wyo. Steamboat fell, 9-0, to Cheyenne 9-2 to Jackson and 5-4 to Green River. All three teams were from Wyoming.

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Klein wins Haywhacker in playoff

Highlands Ranch golfer takes title at Haymaker Golf Course

If there was ever a day Connor Klein grew up on a golf course, it was Tuesday during the final round of the Haywhacker Junior Golf Championships at Haymaker Golf Course.

Dixson helps injured rider

Crested Butte race offers up surprises

Mountain bike racer Linnea Dixson knew she would face bigger and tougher fields after moving up to Category 1 for Saturday's Wildflower Rush cross-country event in Crested Butte, but she had no way to expect what happened as she neared the end of her first lap.