News for Tuesday, August 7, 2012



Our View: Council got it right, but barely

Tuesday night’s public discussion about the job performance of Steamboat Springs City Manager Jon Roberts might have been awkward and uncomfortable, but it was needed. More important, it led to clarity and a correct decision on the part of the council.

Steamboat briefs: US Highway 40 lane closures set for Thursday

Motorists should expect lane closures from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday on U.S. Highway 40 at mile marker 137 near Haymaker while Colorado Department of Transportation crews work on a new electronic message board.

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Steamboat City Manager Jon Roberts' job safe, for now

The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to review Roberts' job description and council members' expectations of him at their Sept. 3 meeting.

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Steamboat Springs Arts Council close to earning another decade in Depot Art Center

On Tuesday night, Steamboat Springs City Council approved the first reading of a new lease that will allow the nonprofit to stay in the century-old building and continue to pay $1 a year in rent to operate there.

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Steamboat's Alex Wood earns football scholarship to CU

2009 Steamboat Springs High School graduate Alex Wood earned a football scholarship at the University of Colorado on Monday. Originally a walk-on, Wood now is a redshirt junior.

Routt County appraisers puzzled by recent property tax rulings

Routt County Assessor Gary Peterson confirmed this week that recent rulings by the Board of Equalization on agricultural tax status eligibility have created some confusion among his appraisers.

Parts of Routt County eliminating fire restrictions

All fire restrictions are expected to be lifted in the coming week for the Routt National Forest, state lands and unincorporated parts of Routt County.

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Joanne Palmer: Mother tongue

Because the dog and the teenager sleep a lot and frequently are unresponsive, I have become adept at reading body language, picking up on nonverbal cues and bribing them with food.

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Steamboat Springs residents at odds with overhead power lines

An effort to supply more reliable power to the Strawberry Park area is causing headaches for some residents along McKinley Street near Steamboat Springs High School.

To the Last Drop: Xeriscape and sustainable landscaping

Businesses and homeowners can reap major water conservation benefits as well as cost savings by implementing sustainable landscape practices.

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2012 Steamboat All Arts Festival schedule

Celebrating the rich arts and cultural heritage of the Yampa Valley while bringing in nationally renowned artists to Steamboat, the fourth annual All Arts Festival offers a weekend of opera, visual arts, historic tours, classical and contemporary music, theater, comedy, film, culinary arts and more.

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Steamboat Springs High School golf team prepares for season

The Steamboat Springs High School golf team, which returns every player from last year’s regional team, begins its season Thursday in Battlement Mesa.

Steamboat Springs heroin dealer sentenced

The older of the two brothers accused of dealing heroin in Steamboat Springs has been sentenced to 90 days in Routt County Jail and seven years of probation.

The Record for Aug. 6

12:50 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers contacted the driver of a suspicious car in the 300 block of Lincoln Avenue. The car belonged to construction workers working on the building.

Storm Peak climb looms large for Town Challenge racers

The Town Challenge Mountain Bike Series returns Wednesday with a steep climb up Mount Werner.

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Steamboat’s Boa Technology, SmartWool among best to work for

A pair of businesses in the outdoor industry with long ties to Steamboat Springs has been named to the list of the 100 best places to work for by Outside magazine.