News for Monday, November 19, 2012

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Cuts to Steamboat Springs School District's nursing staff has teachers worried

A group of concerned teachers told the Steamboat Springs School Board on Monday night that recent cuts to the district's nursing staff puts their students at risk. School district officials said they are working diligently to come up with a solution to alleviate the teachers' concerns.

Trout Creek oil well southwest of Steamboat renews debate

If last week’s Routt County Planning Commission meeting is any indication, a group of residents that advocates for personal property rights will be on hand Tuesday night during a hearing for a new Shell Oil well permit.

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Christie Peak Express and $20 lift tickets launch 2012-13 season in Steamboat

Ski area officials said Monday that with continued snowmaking they will work toward opening a portion of Heavenly Daze to skiers’ right along with the gondola over the weekend. As for Wednesday's Scholarship Day, tickets will be $20, and lift access will serve only a handful of trails.

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Steamboat Ski Area adopts new uphill ski policy

The safety of uphill, after-hours hikers are a growing concern for the ski area, and the issue has pushed resort officials to institute a new policy that will ask users to sign a document and wear a reflective armband when climbing up Mount Werner.

Local, regional mountain bike races cut for 2013

Several changes are in store for area mountain bike racers next summer. In addition to the local Buffalo Pass Enduro not returning in 2013, the Mountain States Cup circuit also has been canceled.

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Steamboat's Dollar Tree store to close in January

Dollar Tree employees confirmed that the store's last day in Central Park Plaza will be Jan. 15. The staff was told earlier this month that the store would be shutting down after the holidays.

Hayden finds room in 2013 budget for employee raises, capital projects

The town of Hayden has found room in its 2013 budget to embark on major capital projects and offer all its employees salary increases for the first time since 2008.

The Record for Sunday, Nov. 19, 2012

12:32 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a drunk man who passed out in a bar in the 1800 block of Ski Time Square Drive. Police called an ambulance for the man.

Vail joins list of open ski areas during weekend; Steamboat is next

Across the Central Rockies in the past 48 hours, Colorado Ski Country USA was reporting an inch of new snow at A-Basin, Loveland and Winter Park. All three of those ski areas reported an 18-inch base at mid-mountain.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Monday, Nov. 19

Catch up with local news, collegiate athletes and highlights from the weekend.

Steamboat briefs: Job tools available to veterans

As part of the Department of Veterans Affairs ongoing implementation of the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011, the VA has developed a comprehensive toolkit for veterans and employers about the VOW to Hire Heroes Act and the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program.

Deb Babcock: Plant Select — a cooperative effort

Plant Select® is a cooperative program of the Denver Botanic Gardens, Colorado State University Cooperative Extension and the Green Industry.

Monday Medical: Hospice focuses on the present

Hospice clients frequently choose to float into rest to the calming sounds of Tom Litteral’s Native American flute. Surprisingly, one client didn’t want to simply listen to the flute — she wanted to learn to play.