Why doesn't anyone want to be a bus driver? "I call this job 'gravy.' It's easy," said Dave Lewis, a full-time bus driver for the city's free bus system. "And these guys treat you right around here." Although it had hoped to offer the residents of Steamboat Springs and visitors 20-minute service this winter, the city Transit Department, unable to find enough drivers to fill the time slots, had to schedule for 30-minute intervals.
The people closest to the fire district election on Nov. 7 were basking in the glow of affirmation this week, but the work is just beginning. Jane McLeod, president of the board of the Steamboat Springs Rural Fire Protection District, said Friday her group needs to begin immediately on the work of preparing its 2001 budget, which is due Dec. 15. Normally that work would have begun in October, but it was delayed pending the outcome of the election.
The Hayden Tigers offense ended a bitter-cold playoff game Saturday the same way it started it with a turnover. On the last play of Hayden's 55-18 loss to Limon High School, junior quarterback Kevin Miller threw his last pass of the season in a cold, stiff wind only to have the ball intercepted by an opposing defensive back.
By late Saturday night the field of 20 boxers who had signed up for Fight Night had been narrowed to just four and the crowd of nearly 600 screaming fans who packed the Steamboat Springs Middle School gymnasium had reached a fevered pitch.
After an emotional comeback victory against Fort Morgan at the Denver Coliseum Friday, the Steamboat Springs volleyball team had its postseason come to an end as it lost a rematch to the Mustangs on Saturday.
Elsie Hansen, a 72-year-old retired Steamboat Springs resident, began smoking when she was 7 years old, sneaking her first cigarette from her mother. "It was considered a social grace at the time," she said. Thirty-six years later, Trish Hansen Foster was 13 when she sneaked her first cigarette from Elsie, her mother.