News for Wednesday, August 1, 2012



Steamboat briefs: Service Learning Institute registration ends Thursday

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps is offering a fifth two-week Service Learning Institute session for youths entering sixth through ninth grades.

Coed D League Standings and Game Results for Aug. 1

Coed D League Standings and Game Results for Aug. 1

Airline tax pushes Steamboat June collections into positive compared with 2011

Preliminary June sales tax collections are up more than 4 percent compared with the same month last year, but when other taxes the city collects are added in, the total is more on pace with June 2011, with an increase of 0.19 percent.

Steamboat to host water ski event at Bald Eagle Lake

The format involves water skiers rounding slalomed buoys. Those who do it the fastest, longest and with the shortest rope will be awarded the highest score. Spectators are welcome to attend.

More than 12K visitors expected in Steamboat this weekend

The Steamboat Chamber Resort Association forecasts that Steamboat Springs lodging properties will be 80 percent full this weekend, amounting to 12,100 visitors.

Hayden sales tax revenues strong in April, May

Finance Director Lisa Donaldson reported Wednesday that the town has earned $547,826 in sales tax revenues during the current fiscal year, which represents a 7 percent gain.

The Record for July 31, 2012

6:32 a.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to a report of a possible drunken driver near mile marker 99 on U.S. Highway 40.

Nuisance bears still an issue in Routt County

This summer wildlife officers have trapped three black bears that were deemed to be nuisances. One bear had to be put down.

Routt County cyclists, motorists give issues a voice at roundtable

More than two dozen residents voiced their opinions about cyclist/motorist interactions Wednesday at the monthly Coffee and a Newspaper discussion at the Steamboat Pilot & Today office.

Woman’s name incorrectly included in July 29 Jail Report

Marlene M. Ward, 26, was not arrested July 25 and instead was the victim of a crime when she reported that her wallet had been stolen.

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Steamboat skier Lodwick looks for 20th National Championship

Todd Lodwick won his first U.S. National Championship in 1994. On Saturday, he will try to win No. 20.

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Rockfall fencing project completed in Mount Harris Canyon near Hayden

The work involved removing 480 cubic yards of loose rock and installing 212,660 square feet of wire mesh meant to direct rocks into a ditch instead of allowing them to fall onto the highway. The project was finished on budget at a cost of $1 million.

Front Range oil, gas lawsuit could have Routt County implications

State commission suing Longmont over industry regulations

The state Attorney General's Office has sued the city of Longmont with regard to its regulations of the energy industry. If Routt County joined the Longmont suit with a friendly brief, it would not be without precedent.