News for Wednesday, November 8, 2000



Rural fire district gets tax increase

Voters in the Steamboat Springs Rural Fire Protection District approved a pair of referenda Tuesday night, effectively voting to continue their marriage with the city of Steamboat Springs. The vote means the fire trucks will still roll out of the downtown station in January when a chimney fire is reported somewhere in the rural area surrounding Steamboat Springs.


Air Force airmen Dale J. English and Nicole D. Lee have graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.


For Oct. 27-Nov. 2


Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Silberstrom of Silver Spring, Md., announce the engagement of their daughter, Cassie Alane, to Andrew B. Noyes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Noyes Jr. of Steamboat Springs.

Taylor holds slim lead for Senate

Despite losing his home county in a very tight race, Jack Taylor was poised to go back to Denver as a state Senator when he went to bed Tuesday night. Taylor was leading the Democratic candidate for District 8, Paul Ohri, by a slim majority early Wednesday morning, but the race was still much too close to call.

Voters OK school bond plans for upgrades

Public library proposal fails

South Routt voters passed the first school bond in 20 years Tuesday night, while the library proposals on the ballot fell short.

Local 4-H membership up

With 4-H Achievement Day right around the corner, organizers and officers of the local organization say they have much to be proud of. "We did accomplish a lot this year," 4-H Extension Agent Jay Whaley said.

Marines toasting birthday, Vets Day

Marine Corps members both past and present and other military veterans are encouraged to join Friday in saluting the service and the people who have served.

Voter turnout tops 80 percent

Routt County Clerk Kay Weinland is just happy she doesn't work in Florida right now. After counting 9,682 votes in Routt County a new record she said she's ready for a break from elections for awhile.

New state representative hits the ground running

Republican Al White of Winter Park won't waste any time making the transition to his new role as state representative from District 56, which includes Routt County. He'll be in Denver today casting votes of his own in the Republican leadership election, which includes ballots for speaker of the house and majority leader

Taylor returned to capitol as a state senator

A race that was separated by a mere 900 votes when Jack Taylor went to bed at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, ended in a slightly more decisive victory for Taylor over Democratic candidate Paul Ohri later in the day. Taylor will be going back to Denver as a state senator, riding a 1,141-vote victory.

Ski area may open early, officials say

Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. public relations director Mike Lane confirmed this week that ski area management is taking a thorough look at moving up the opening date from the scheduled Nov. 22.

Fetcher in tight House race

Republican Al White began running for the House District 56 seat in October 1999. He was still running 13 months later at 3 on the morning after election day.

Chix fall in first test on home ice

Fort Collins team spoils weekend

The Steamboat Springs Chix with Stix women's hockey team opened the home season last weekend in search of a win.

Local team Storms into new division

Sophomore squad hits road for first games

The Steamboat Storm women's hockey team opened the 2000-2001 season with a top showing against Denver University and Colorado College.

Bantams sweep past Foothills

Team prepares for first tourney

The Steamboat Springs Bantam A team will head to Albuquerque for the first tournament of the season this weekend with a 5-1 overall record.

Sailors return to state finals with lofty goal

There is just one more major volleyball tournament on the high school schedule this season, and the Steamboat Springs Sailors will be there.

1st round in Lobos' lair

Steamboat hits road for playoffs

With a 56-14 win over the Delta Panthers, the Steamboat Sailors cemented a spot in the state playoffs Friday.

Cinderella Tigers hosting state playoff game

Hayden coming off 13-8 first-round road win

Out of eight teams left playing for the 1A state football crown, the team from Hayden has the most losses with four.

Oak Creek seeks balanced budget

Town trustees will mull over raising service fees in order to balance the town's budget, a balancing act that has not occurred for sometime.

Blanche Newman 1910-2000

Blanche L. Newman died Oct. 23, 2000, in Larkspur. She was 90.

Douglas Kuhlmann 1965-2000

Douglas Ray Kuhlmann died Oct. 15, 2000, at his home in Longmont. He was 35.


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.

Hayden recreation district trounced

A plan that took years to put together was defeated soundly by voters in the Hayden School District Tuesday.

High school ski team meets

The high school ski team will hold an informative meeting at noon Monday at the high school gym.

Snowstorms delay finishing touches on subdivision

The twin snowstorms that swept through Steamboat Springs last week weren't part of the plan for the developers of the exclusive Stonebridge Park subdivision.

Opportunities abound at job fair

Saturday's expo beneficial for job hunters, businesses

The employment opportunities available at the Sheraton Steamboat Hotel and Conference Center over the weekend ranged from snowmobile guide to archaeologist.

Building Permits

For Oct. 30-31

Hugh M. Hyder 1920-2000

Hugh M. Hyder died Oct. 11, 2000, in Naples Fla. He was 80.

There is hope in defeat

Steamboat Springs voters left little doubt Tuesday as to their opinion of a plan to tax new construction and subsidize affordable housing. The idea was trounced by a 3-to-1 margin.

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.


Walking the plank

A matter of thresholds

In one weekend, law enforcement officials cracked down hard on drunken driving in Steamboat Springs and a lone arrest led to the majority of the headlines.

Monger wins county race

Routt County has called on native rancher Doug Monger to fill the position of outgoing County Commissioner Ben Beall.

Soroco Middle School gets historic designation

The Soroco Middle School celebrated being put on the Routt County Register of Historic Places with seventh-graders presenting historical research projects at a plaque-presentation ceremony last week.

Howelsen Hill gets big jump on the competition

The small crowd gathered at the base of Howelsen Hill let out a collective cheer as nordic combined skier Carl Van Loan cleared the knoll of the normal hill Wednesday afternoon.

Library planners mull options

South Routt Library District officials are down but they may not be out of a $300,000 energy impact grant that was contingent on passage of a library construction bond.

County buys building rights on ranch parcel

The Routt County commissioners have approved spending tax dollars to buy the development rights on 325 acres near Steamboat Springs.

Crossing continents in a day

Steamboat Springs students bring the world home during a 'Taste of Culture'

It is not everyday that France is within walking distance of Germany, and Indonesia is right around the corner. In fact, this rare occurrence only happens once a year, during the Culture Fair at Steamboat Springs High School.

Family keeps ranch life alive

Local longtime rancher Elaine Gay was recently selected as a 2000 Master Farm Homemaker, while the agricultural operation she helped build, the Green Creek Ranch, was the winner of the Angus Journal's Land Stewardship Award Program.

Excise tax beaten badly at the polls

The Steamboat Springs referendum to create an excise tax for affordable housing went down hard Tuesday night