News for Wednesday, November 14, 2012

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Steamboat Springs High School performs musical 'Urinetown' this weekend

What kind of place is Urinetown? As Officer Lockstock says in the beginning of the show, “It’s a place filled with symbolism and things like that.”

Teresa Audesirk: Preserve energy

I was impressed by Rich Beason’s series of Energy Diet Challenge Checklist articles. After reading his final “Advanced actions to save energy” article in Friday’s Steamboat Today, I couldn’t help but think that Steamboat’s Lincoln Avenue businesses currently are a showplace for “Simple ways to waste huge amounts of energy.”

Lynn Abbott: Limit election money

Before putting the campaign season of 2012 on the dusty shelves of memory, let’s consider the vast amount of money spent and its effect. As I look back, this campaign was often as much about money as candidates and issues.

Steamboat briefs: Outside magazine ranks ski area as the 6th best resort

The Steamboat Ski Area has been ranked the sixth best ski resort in North America by Outside magazine, and it was ranked the 12th best ski resort in North America by Conde Nast Traveler.

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Jimmy Westlake: Jupiter rules the night

Have you noticed the really bright “star” rising over the eastern mountains shortly after darkness falls? It’s not really a star at all — it’s the giant planet Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system.

The Record for Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012

10:54 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of harassment in the 600 block of Tamarack Drive. A property manager reported receiving unwanted phone calls from a company.

Routt County DA to make decision soon on pending pot cases

District Attorney Brett Barkey said Wednesday that he plans to meet with senior staff members Thursday to decide whether to proceed with prosecuting petty marijuana cases that are pending in the courts.

Steamboat man starts sunscreen company tailored to athletes

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Freestyle Director Erik Skinner has started his own sunscreen company called SkinDog.

Steamboat Ski Area officials confident about terrain openings

The resort community is hoping for the arrival of clouds that signal snowfall, but the cloud that hovered over the Chamber breakfast meeting Wednesday had to do with economic uncertainty going into the first six weeks of the ski season.

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Crews working to restore stretch of Yampa River west of Steamboat Springs

The city of Steamboat Springs is starting to see the benefits of hefty grants from Great Outdoors Colorado and the Bureau of Land Management as crews work this week to restore a stretch of the Yampa River just west of town.

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Yampa Valley Singers concerts offer an escape into 'a world of song'

The concert, called “What a Wonderful World,” sails through an hour-long program of 13 songs. The show starts at 7 p.m. Friday and at 4 p.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church in Steamboat Springs.

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Steamboat Springs gondola carriage to appear in Houston parade

The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association is bringing Winter Carnival to the Lone Star State during the Houston Holiday Parade on Thanksgiving Day.

US representatives send letter urging president not to act against Colorado pot law

U.S. Reps. Barney Frank and Ron Paul have written a letter to President Barack Obama asking him to not prosecute individuals in Colorado and Washington obeying the states' marijuana laws.

Activists send letter denouncing wild horse slaughter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar

The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign delivered a letter with 25,130 signatures to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar demanding action on the possible slaughter of wild horses.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Wednesday, Nov. 14

The long-term weather forecast for Steamboat is a wild card, Steamboat Ski Area gets a new terrain park manager, another We the People petition was started for Colorado.