News for Thursday, April 29, 2010

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Steamboat briefs: Man injured in mine accident at Twentymile

A man’s arm was injured while he was working on a belt crew at Twentymile Mine this week, Peabody Energy spokeswoman Meg Gallagher said Thursday. The man was taken to Yampa Valley Medical Center, and the incident is under review, as is common in accidents, Gallagher said.

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Wet, colder weather arrives in Steamboat

Snowy weather results in crashes; pattern forecast to continue all weekend

Snow returned to the area Wednesday night and into this morning, resulting in a couple of crashes on U.S. Highway 40 near Milner. No major injuries resulted from the crashes, but traffic was blocked for a short time, and one woman was taken to the hospital after losing consciousness. Forecasters from the Nat­ional Weather Service’s Grand Junction office said cold, wet weather would continue through the weekend.

Tickets on sale for Literary Sojourn

Authors at the Oct. 2 event will include Dan Chaon, Chris Cleave, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Wally Lamb and Lori Lansens.

Craig residents testify at Capitol to limit Hatch Act's reach

Sitting and waiting for more than three hours at the state capitol, and listening to heated committee debates between Colorado lawmakers, Craig resident Lila Herod was admittedly nervous.

Energy summit looks to fuel thought

4th annual energy event scheduled for May 12 to 14 in Craig

Kate Nowak, Yampa Valley Partners executive director, said the upcoming Fueling Thought Energy Summit will provide visitors with a local, national and global perspective on energy development. The fourth annual Fueling Thought Energy Summit, hosted by Yampa Valley Partners, is scheduled for May 12 to 14.

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Spring Bike Fest rolls closer in Steamboat Springs

Annual event to start riding season expands from Bike Swap

Mountain biking in Steamboat Springs has long been popular, but the sport is entering this summer with all the downhill momentum of a, well, mountain bike. That energy could be evident again next weekend as the long-standing spring Bike Swap gets upgraded to Steamboat’s first Spring Bike Fest.

Steamboat girls tennis team resumes play after long spring break

The rust better come off quickly for the Steamboat Springs High School girls tennis team. After not playing for two weeks, with spring break thrown in, Steamboat gets back to action today in the competitive Mullen Tournament.

Steamboat soccer heads to Glenwood Springs

At this point, it’s all about finding the proper mindset for the Steamboat Springs High School girls varsity soccer team. The team plays at 6 p.m. today at Western Slope League champion Glenwood Springs.

Steamboat baseball splits pair vs. Battle Mountain

The axiom goes that a double play is a pitcher’s best friend. Steamboat Springs and Battle Mountain baseball offered different theories on that rule Wednesday in Eagle-Vail.

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Young poets perform in South Routt

South Routt Elementary students recite original poetry

As he stood and recited in front of about 200 teachers, parents and siblings, South Routt Ele­mentary School kindergartner Jed Kirby's poem "My Family" elicited a number of “ahhs.” Jed was one of about 50 students who read a poem at the school's third annual Poetry Night on Wednesday.

The Record for April 27, 2010

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Youth art show opens Friday in Steamboat

Annual event features work by Routt County students

Almost 400 pieces of art will line the walls at the Depot Art Center by Friday. Students from every elementary, middle and high school in Routt County contributed work to the annual Routt County Youth Art Show, which opens with a free reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Depot.

Public input sought about Stagecoach State Park

Open house to discuss management plan update

Stagecoach State Park had about 135,000 visitors from June 2008 to July 2009. Park officials are hoping at least a few of those folks attend a public meeting tonight to talk about plans for the park’s future.

Steamboat lags in census response

Workers to begin follow-up visits across area Saturday

Only 37 percent of households in Steamboat Springs have returned the 2010 census, just more than half of the nationwide response rate of 72 percent. But census officials say the response rate in mountain communities could be misleading.

Steamboat Briefs: Teen Council applications due to officials Wednesday

Teens who want their voice heard on important community issues and who have ideas about how to make Steamboat Springs a better place to live are encouraged to apply for Teen Council, where teens have the opportunity to share their views on hot local topics.

Cinco de Mayo event Saturday in Craig

6th annual Integrated Community celebration celebrates culture

Craig resident Erika Val­enzuela has lived in America for more than 20 years, but her memory of May 5 stretches back to her childhood in Mexico. This year, Valenzuela is volunteering to help prepare for Integrated Community’s sixth annual Cinco de Mayo celebration, scheduled for Saturday in Craig.