News for Tuesday, August 14, 2012

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Beth Watson: More than just a bump

Do you have children who enjoy any of the recreational activities or organized sports the valley has to offer in summer, winter, spring and fall?

Mary Hilliard: Angels who play tennis

I would like to thank the two cardiologists who were playing tennis at the Tennis Center on July 23 (“Tennis player saved from cardiac arrest,” Steamboat Today) when my friend Harry Max went into cardiac arrest on the adjacent court.

Brett Barkey: Expressing appreciation

I gratefully accept Gov. John Hickenlooper’s appointment as district attorney for the 14th Judicial District. It is a great honor and privilege to continue in public service in this role.

Our View: Good shouldn’t be good enough

Last week, as it does every year, the state Department of Education made a big to-do about the release of 2012 TCAP standardized test results. And, as they do every year, media outlets across the state — including this one — gave significant coverage to the highs and lows of the test scores.

Routt County Fair results for Aug. 14

Routt County Fair results for Aug. 14

Save energy while showering

Did you know that 17 percent of indoor household water use occurs in the shower? Then consider the savings potential by installing efficient showerheads in lodging properties like hotels and condos.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Horseshoe challenge set for Saturday

It’s time for the Routt County Fair and your chance to throw some horseshoes, regardless of your skill level.

Steamboat briefs: Routt County Habitat is in need of 4 volunteers Wednesday, Thursday

Routt County Habitat for Humanity is in need of four volunteers ages 13 and older to help assemble store shelves from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at ReStore.

Janet Hruby tapped to lead Routt County Road and Bridge Department

Hruby currently serves as the interim Public Works director for Steamboat

A veteran city of Steamboat Springs employee has been tapped to lead Routt County's Road and Bridge Department.

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Steamboat athletes already look toward 2014 Olympics

The stadium lights had barely cooled at the London Olympics closing ceremony when the attention turned to the next Olympic Games. And with less than 100 days until ski season and 540 days until the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, it’s time to look at which Steamboat athletes could shine on sport's biggest stage.

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Scott Stanford: Annual reader survey helps us be a better newspaper

On Wednesday, we kick off our 2012 survey, which will run for two weeks. We’re hoping for 1,500 responses before the survey ends Aug. 31.

Routt County Commissioners ease fire restrictions

All fire restrictions are lifted for state lands and unincorporated parts of Routt County, allowing people to have recreational fires.

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Joanne Palmer: File it under 'lost'

Have you ever paid attention to what exactly is bouncing around in your brain during a five-minute period? Try it. I think you will find it alarming.

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Livestock arrives at Routt County Fair

Kendall Hood, 12, of Steamboat Springs, is in his third year of raising pigs and is bringing with him a pig named Oreo as well as some valuable experience.

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Written Art festival celebrates 29 Routt County authors

The authors will be highlighted in Saturday’s festival of local authors. The event coincides with the fourth annual All Arts Festival.

The Record for Aug. 13, 2012

1:56 a.m. Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters were called to help a 61-year-old woman with an injured hip in the 40500 block of Steamboat Drive.

Steamboat's Smilkstein finishes 10th in Leadville 100

Dan Smilkstein has racked up 1,000 miles of riding in the epic Leadville race, which he has finished in first place in his age group across three decades.

Steamboat Springs athletes selling Sailors Cards as fundraiser

Steamboat Springs athletes are selling Sailors Cards to benefit sports programs and the Steamboat Springs Booster Club.

Steamboat Springs golf team continues hot start

The Steamboat Springs High School golf team won its second straight tournament Monday, with Brandon Martin earning low medalist honors.

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Body of missing Steamboat Springs man found on Rabbit Ears Pass

Sean F. Ryan's body was found Tuesday night by his family and friends in the rugged wilderness of Rabbit Ears Pass.

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Steamboat bus shelters receive award from Colorado nonprofit

The downtown bus shelter project installed nine shelters that were designed to reflect Northwest Colorado’s historic architecture, and each has its own theme.

Steamboat briefs: Part of Buffalo Pass Road to close beginning Monday

Beginning next week, the Parks Ranger District portion of Buffalo Pass Road (U.S. Forest Road 60) will be closed to the public from 7 a.m. Mondays through 5 p.m. Fridays for removal of beetle-killed hazard trees.