News for Saturday, August 28, 2010

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Speakers discuss GOP fumbles at Steamboat conference

Other topics at the final day of the Steamboat Institute's Freedom Conference included health care, how to attract young voters to the party and what conservative women are looking for in government.

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Kent Denver presents challenge for Steamboat tennis

Burger brothers provide highlights in home competition

Keegan and Jack Burger won their singles matches today in Steamboat, but the rest of the team lost to the reigning Class 4A state champions. The Steamboat squad looked better than it had against Boulder on Friday, however.

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Steamboat locals protest Rove with cookies

Stuart Handloff hosted a baked goods exchange downtown today to protest the conservative agenda represented by the Steamboat Institute’s Freedom Conference and its keynote speaker, Republican strategist Karl Rove. About 30 people stopped by.

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Steamboat tennis squad loses 6 of 7 matches against Boulder

Sailors drop 6 of 7 matches Friday

There weren’t a lot of positives to be found in the Steamboat Springs High School tennis team’s Friday night match against Boulder. The squad’s No. 1 singles player, Keegan Burger, won his match in an easy two sets.

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Rove says signs look good for conservatives in midterm elections

Republican strategist Karl Rove told a sold-out crowd that things are looking very good for conservatives in what could be a “monumental election” in November. Rove spoke Friday evening to 307 people as part of The Steamboat Institute’s Freedom Conference at the top of the gondola in Steamboat Springs.

Weekend events in Routt County

Here's a list of what's happening in Routt County this weekend. Better Half will be playing at Sweetwater Grill for happy hour or check out Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp's Art of Cabaret Participant Concert at the Julie Harris Theatre at 8 p.m. today.

The Record for Aug. 26

1:43 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to reports of a suspicious person at Seventh Street and Lincoln Avenue. Officers saw a man hiding on the lower level of Old Town Square. The man was intoxicated, and police took him to detox.

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Steamboat radio personality leaving airways

Eli Campbell signing off Tuesday from radio station KFMU

When Eli Campbell talks into the microphone at radio station KFMU, he envisions he’s just sitting in a car talking to a close friend. Campbell will be leaving his position at NRC Broadcasting on Tuesday to pursue new endeavors, including marriage and six months of traveling the world.

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Site prep begins at Casey’s Pond in Steamboat

Senior living campus planned east of town

An executive with Pearl Senior Living confirmed Friday that site preparation work has begun on 5.5 acres of land immediately east of Casey’s Pond on Steamboat’s south side where a new senior living campus is planned.

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Colorado Mountain College’s convocation offers students advice in Steamboat

Pointing toward Mount Wern­­er’s bare but clearly defined ski runs Friday, Peter Perhac talked about the importance of the classrooms that stood behind him. Perhac, the campus CEO at Colorado Mountain College’s Alpine Campus in Steamboat Springs, knew the mountain would be a large temptation this winter for his students.