News for Wednesday, November 1, 2000



Steamboat misses mark with Target for now

Retail giant Target Corp.'s interest in the Steamboat Springs market appears to have taken a new direction.

Season's first snow fun, dangerous

The snowfall that began Tuesday left the area with 11 inches of "champagne powder," according to the Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp.

Confessions of a Nader trader

Editor's note: A 'progressive' is another term for a liberal.

It's a simple, sweet and delightfully counter-intuitive solution to the Constitution's electoral puzzle. Green voters in the conservative, rural West could swing the presidential election to Al Gore.

Local player makes run at Las Vegas tennis title

Steamboat Springs tennis player John Aragon Jr. can attest to this fact after spending the night in the back of a Ford Expedition on the final night of last weekend's Intermountain Tennis Association's Great Pumpkin Sectional Championships.

Recent unreasonable behavior has CMC officials worried

Ten weeks into the school year at Colorado Mountain College, two extreme incidents have occurred that have school officials concerned.

More voters moving toward the middle, prof says

Like many people, Kramer is stuck right in the middle on most of the political races, not knowing whom he wants to vote for. He is a registered Republican but is an independent voter.


Racing for the future

Young Sailors runners get first taste of state, begin looking ahead

At the start of the school year, freshman Tara Wernig was looking for another sport to fill her time. When she picked cross-country at the start of the season, she didn't expect to be competing for the state championship in October. But last Saturday, she followed teammate Rachel Starr across the finish line of the 3.1 mile state cross-country course in 59th place (second among Steamboat runners) with a time of 21 minutes, 45 seconds. Wernig is just one of several upcoming runners that have coaches excited about the team's future.


Steamboat battles for, earns respect in first-round match

For the members of the Steamboat Springs soccer team, last Friday night's game against Conifer was about a lot more than just a state title run.

Ag employment stagnant

As agriculture employment and income in Colorado show an increase in the most recent Census of Agriculture report, Routt County numbers show flat growth.

Schools hope for bond issue passage

This is the last week that south Routt residents have a chance to think about whether they want to OK or turn down a $8.95 million school bond.

Real Estate TRANSACTIONS For Oct. 20-29

Seller's name listed first, followed by the buyer

Planning Commission to look at horse zoning

The Routt County Planning Commission will discuss changing zoning regulations that allow horses in all zone districts.

Building Permits For Oct. 16-20

The time to act is now

If we are to seriously discuss affordable housing solutions, it is appropriate to talk about a tax on growth. Growth in the number of large houses and luxury townhomes is what has pushed the local housing market to the dizzying heights it is at now. It is the major reason many working people in Steamboat Springs have little chance of ever owning a home in the city.

Waldman's tenure ends at Chamber

Chamber Resort Association Special Events Coordinator John Waldman's last day on the job is today.

Steamboat Bombers finish perfect season

The Steamboat Springs Bombers completed a perfect season last Saturday with a 3-1 win over the Aurora Sting and a 4-1 victory over the Real Colorado team.

Man sentenced to jail for spitting on officer

A 20-year-old Phippsburg man was sentenced to two years in the Routt County Jail after he pleaded guilty to spitting on a Steamboat Springs police officer.

Promises to Keep


Steamboat Springs High School students promote awareness about the consequences of drug and alcohol use during Red Ribbon Week.

Robert B. Whitecotton 1926-2000

Camps give local players the edge headed into year

The Steamboat Springs Youth Hockey Association's new director of coaching John Seymour and six local players will open the 2000-2001 season with an edge.

Diana Bentley 1942-2000

Group: Oak Creek due new library

Voters in south Routt County will have to decide if they want to pay for a new library in downtown Oak Creek or stick with the old ones.


Julie Kathleen Dreffer and James Scripps Spitzley Jr. were married at Elkhead Ranch in Hayden Aug. 5, 2000. The Rev. Dr. Edgel Pyles of Snowmass Chapel in Snowmass officiated.

Three CMC students hurt in Halloween night scuffle

A fight between three Colorado Mountain College men at a large party Halloween night is under investigation.

Steamboat soccer team wins coveted Keebler Cup

The Steamboat Boys U-10 recreational soccer team went undefeated in a statewide tournament held in Denver in October.

Rams, Tigers both miss regional playoff berths

Both the Hayden and Soroco volleyball teams came up short in the district tournament Saturday, not getting a regional berth and ending their seasons.

Snow rekindles backcountry debate

In the high country in Routt County, where the National Weather Service reported more than a foot of snow, the snowy surprise brings up backcountry management issues, such as how to deal with recreation uses on the passes of Buffalo and Rabbit Ears.

Sailors shut out in disappointing loss

The Steamboat Springs men's soccer team was left stranded at sea Wednesday night. The defending state champion Broomfield Eagles marooned Steamboat Springs 6-0 in the Class 4A state quarterfinal matchup.

Maynard dies after life support removed

Five days after William Maynard tried to convince a Routt County Judge to send his son to a rehabilitation center, Maynard made a decision that ended his son's life. Jared Wayne Maynard died Tuesday at Denver Health Medical Center after life-support measures were removed at the request of the family. The Houston, Texas, native was 20.

Clark's tweaking product line

Market adding 4,000 new items to fill its shelves

The stacks of plastic milk crates in the back room at Clark's Market are taller than an NBA power forward. They contain products that never found customers at the grocery store on Steamboat's west side. Grocery items such as jars of whole nutmeg, ready-to-spread butter cream frosting, Crown Prince anchovies and green pickled serrano peppers.

Nelda Dixon 1913-2000

Alpine director excited for season

Nunnikhoven views himself as team's newest caretaker

"It was the most devious thing anyone had ever done to me," Tony Nunnikhoven said with a smile as he described the way he fell into his first ski coaching job.

Copper Ridge booming

Developers slowly changing scenery of west side park

Copper Ridge Business Park on Steamboat's west side appears to be exploding with activity. But one of the owners of the industrial subdivision, Steve Green, says appearances are deceiving.

Older homes could pose problems

Faulty hot water heater exhausts could be deadly

When Jarle Halsnes recently moved his family into a Steamboat Springs rental house, he sensed something was wrong. He didn't realize how wrong until a fortunate mistake brought it to his attention.