News for Friday, April 1, 2011



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Steamboat Springs lacrosse beats Grand Junction, 11-4

Conventional wisdom says that at some point, the Mountain Conference will eventually catch up to the Steamboat Springs High School lacrosse team. Friday wasn’t that day. The Sailors ran away with an 11-4 win against the Tigers.

Steamboat's Harbert Lumber to become ProBuild

Harbert Lumber in Steamboat Springs is slated to reopen Monday as a ProBuild, store General Manager Rod Wille confirmed today. Wille said the change in ownership to Denver-based ProBuild would result in "business as normal."

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Bears waking from slumber in Routt County

Spring without a freeze could cut down on bear-human problems

With temperatures expected to reach 60 degrees in Steamboat Springs on Saturday, spring is starting to show, and bears are waking up from winter hibernation to smell it. There already have been several sightings of hungry bears in the area, including one bear photographed March 21 while crossing Steamboat Boulevard.

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Steamboat artists pull together to raise money for Japan relief

Local painter spearheads fundraising effort for First Friday Artwalk

Local artist Phil Wright’s idea to use his art to help support the Japanese Red Cross has gained momentum with other members of the Artists’ Gallery of Steamboat who have contributed pieces to a drawing and sale during First Friday Artwalk.

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Routt County events calendar for April 1 to 7

MTHDS, or Music That Heightens Different Senses, fuses rock with hip-hop beats. The Denver-based band plays at 9 p.m. today at Ghost Ranch Saloon. Read the rest of Routt County's events in the calendar.

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Robby Zehner nails 4th straight NASTAR

Robby Zehner said it’s like riding a bike, though not even Lance Armstrong can always hop in the saddle after a long break and win a race. Zehner won the NASTAR Race of Champions for the fourth time in a row and the fifth time in six years.

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Variable weather conditions expected for Steamboat

Skiers and riders may have to make do with a 400-inch winter because it’s increasingly unlikely that Mother Nature will allow the 489-inch record of three seasons ago to fall.

Scott Stanford: Addressing medical marijuana newspaper advertising

Recent discussions at the city level about restrictions and possibly bans on medical marijuana newspaper advertising are, as we recently said in an editorial, off target. The newspaper would oppose any such restrictions on the grounds that they would violate the state Constitution and the First Amendment.

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Steamboat baseball ready to prove skills in Delta doubleheader

Although Steamboat opened eyes across the league March 26 with two come-from-behind wins against Glenwood Springs, the team has a better opportunity Saturday to legitimize its standing as a player in the conference.

Steamboat business group schedules speakers for event

The growing Ignite Steamboat group is presenting its most acclaimed guests yet at a free event next week. The local networking group for entrepreneurs, business strategists and tech professionals meets at 6 p.m. Thursday at Steamboat Smokehouse.

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Cody Heartz: Timothy Egan's book ‘The Big Burn’ poignant, vivid

Account of a huge 1910 wildfire uses real stories and accounts

Timothy Egan’s “The Big Burn” is a charged and poignant narrative history of the radical sea change in environmental politics that happened during Theodore Roosevelt’s administration, and the fire that changed everything again just a year after he left office.

Hayden wrestlers head to state

The Hayden junior high wrestling team will cap a strong season by sending 11 wrestlers to the state tournament in Denver this weekend.

Steamboat lacrosse looks to continue its dominance of Mountain League teams

The Sailors have outscored conference opponents, 71-10, this season and have won 26 straight games against conference opponents.

Steamboat girls tennis preps for a pair of home matches

Fresh off the program’s first win at the Western Slope Open, Steamboat preps for a pair of home matches.

Steamboat track and field heads to Broomfield

Steamboat will get a look at several of the top distance running schools in the state.

First Friday Artwalk listings for April 1, 2011

First Friday Artwalk listings in Steamboat