News for Saturday, November 17, 2012



Harry Thompson: On the right track

I am very pleased that Routt County’s Chris Brookshire noted during Thursday’s Planning Commission oil and gas work session that the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission’s local government designee program was “thorough and working well.”

Doug Monger: To all Routt County voters

Thank you so much for your confidence in electing me to the 2013-16 Routt County Board of Commissioners District 2 seat.

Scott Wedel: The people's choice

The simple initiative petition would end the town of Oak Creek’s practice of using the electric, water, sewer and trash utilities as slush funds and make the Town Board run those enterprises like businesses.

Michelle Hale: Time for state to act

Recently, the Routt County Board of Commissioners put in place regulatory restrictions that effectively stop energy development in Routt County.

Our View: Respecting the will of the people

Petty is the word of the week in Routt County, describing both the minor marijuana infractions that local law enforcement officers appropriately no longer are citing, as well as the draconian decision of 14th Judicial District Attorney Brett Barkey to move forward with prosecution of pot cases still in the judicial system.

In the service: Aaron Arellano

Former Steamboat Springs resident and Petty Officer 3rd Class Aviation Boatswain’s Mate 3 Aaron Arellano, who is stationed with the U.S. Navy aboard aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, returned Aug. 7 to his new homeport in Norfolk, Va., after an eight-month deployment.

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One stop, 30 years for Steamboat ski shop

Downtown Steamboat Springs' One Stop Ski Shop is 30 years old, having survived three decades in the up-and-down ski and sport industry.

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Steamboat musical tech crew gets hands-on learning

While a cast of 30 told the story onstage, there was a different narrative going on behind the scenes, where 10 students were responsible for the lighting, sound, set design and backstage traffic of “Urinetown.”

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Steamboat graduate Jenny Allen returns to Winter Sports Club

Steamboat Springs High School graduate Jenny Allen has returned to the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club to help coach the Alpine team.

The Record for Friday, Nov. 16, 2012

1:18 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a woman who found a drunken man passed out outside her door in the 200 block of James Street.

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State senator discusses push for funding with Routt County superintendents

Colorado state Sen. Michael Johnston told Routt County's three superintendents Wednesday in Oak Creek that they should expect to see another push next year to get voters to approve increased education funding.

Jail Report for Nov. 10 to 16, 2012

The following is a list of people booked into Routt County Jail on suspicion of the listed charges. The arresting agency is listed in parentheses. Residencies were not available.

John F. Russell: Racing for the future of Alpine snowboarding

Alpine snowboarders in the United States opened the season with top results and high hopes for the future of their sport.

Routt County law enforcement lax on marijuana laws

Local law enforcement officials said enforcing existing marijuana laws has not been a burden, and the numbers prove it.

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Tom Ross: Planned obsolescence is a pet peeve of mine

My problem is that the little plastic ring that holds the keyless entry fob on my key ring wore through. The manufacturer could have made it virtually indestructible. But if it had done that, it wouldn’t have a chance to sell me a new one.

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