Daily Archives: August 28, 2012

NORTHWEST COLORADO NEWS AND SPORTS FOR TUESDAY, AUGUST 28TH

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PILOT KILLED IN CRASH IDENTIFIED

The pilot, killed in the crash of a single engine airplane found by a sheep herder near Milner Saturday morning, has been identified as 36 year old Peter Landherr. Landherr, a Minnesota resident who had recently lived in Steamboat, was the only person found in the wreckage. An autopsy on the body was performed yesterday. Investigators are still working to determine when the plane went down, and the cause of the crash. (Routt County Sheriff’s Office photo)

 

FIRE RESTRICTION CHANGES

In coordination with other federal, state and local agencies, fire restrictions are rescinded effective today on the Brush Creek-Hayden and Laramie Ranger Districts of the Medicine Bow National Forest.  While several factors are considered in fire restriction decisions, increased fuel moisture, the reduced occurrence of human-caused fires, and favorable long-term fire weather forecasts helped influence this decision.  Despite increased precipitation in July and part of August, overall drought conditions are expected to persist over the next several weeks.  Forest visitors are advised to use caution when building and maintaining campfires.  Always make sure that campfires are dead out, meaning that coals and other burned materials are cool before leaving a fire unattended.  Due to ongoing warm and dry conditions, Stage 2 restrictions remain in effect on the Douglas Ranger District, which includes the Laramie Peak Unit of the Medicine Bow National Forest and the Thunder Basin National Grassland.  Under Stage 2 Fire Restrictions, no fires are allowed, even in developed campgrounds and picnic areas.

WILD WEST AIR FEST THIS WEEKEND

The 8th Annual “Wild West Air Fest” will headline Steamboats Labor Day Celebration this weekend.  The Air Fest which will be held on Saturday and Sunday at the Steamboat Springs Airport, will feature vintage and war-era static aircraft displays, classic cars, radio controlled airplanes, the “Wings Over the Rockies KidSpace” and the opportunity to take a plane ride!  The Air Fest is scheduled from 9 to 3 both days.  A full schedule of this weekends activities is below.

Wild West Air Fest and
Labor Day Weekend Schedule 2012

Friday, August 31:
•9am – 6pm  Sidewalk Sales – downtown Steamboat Springs

Saturday, September 1:
•9am – 2pm  Farmers Market – downtown Steamboat Springs on 6th Street next to the Court House
•10am Steamboat Springs Stage Race – Stage 1, Aspire Time Trial
•9am – 3pm Wild West Air Fest* – vintage aircraft & warbird static display and rides – Steamboat Airport
* No dogs and no smoking allowed at event site
•9am – 6pm  Sidewalk Sales – downtown Steamboat Springs
•10:30am Special Guest Speaker
•12pm Tribute to the Troops – Steamboat Springs Airport
•12:15pm  Radio Controlled Airplane Show - Steamboat Springs Airport
•1:30pm  Special Guest Speaker

Sunday, September 2:
•8am  Steamboat Springs Stage Race – Stage 2, Moots Road Race
•9am – 3pm  Wild West Air Fest* – vintage aircraft & warbird static display and rides – Steamboat Airport
*No dogs and no smoking allowed at event site
•9am – 6pm  Sidewalk Sales – downtown Steamboat Springs
•10am 10K at 10,000ft., Running Series
•10:30am Special Guest Speaker
•11am – 3pm Downtown Hoedown and Chuckwagon Chili Challenge - downtown Steamboat Springs on 8th & Oak Streets
•12:15pm  Radio Controlled Airplane show - Steamboat Springs Airport
•1:30pm  Special Guest Speaker
•5:00pm  Rocky Mountain Bull Bash P.B.R. - Romick Arena in downtown Steamboat Springs (Gates open at 3:00 p.m. – Purchase your tickets at the Steamboat Visitor Center)

Monday, September 3:
•8am Steamboat Springs Stage Race – Stage 3, Ski & Bike Kare Criterium
•9am – 6pm  Sidewalk Sales – downtown Steamboat Springs

 

PRESIDENT TO VISIT COLORADO THIS WEEK

President Obama will be in Colorado this week, visiting Fort Collins today, then return for a Boulder visit on Sunday. As Colorado is a key swing state, Obama and Mitt Romney have both visited the state a dozen times this year.  This trip, the President is visiting the two college towns with hopes of recreating the enthusiasm from young adults, that swept him into office four years ago.

 

VICTIM FUND OVER $3 MILLION

Contributions to the Aurora Victim Relief Fund is now over $3 million.  The fund was established  to assist the victims of the mass shooting at the Century 16 movie complex in Aurora.  To date, the fund has received 4,100 donations from across the country and around the world.  A Foundation established the Aurora Victim Relief Fund in partnership with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper in response to the shootings. It will first meet the immediate and long-term needs of victims and their families

Today

In boys golf:
Moffat County goes to Grand Junction Central.

Tomorrow

In boys golf:
Moffat County goes to Delta.