News for Sunday, November 26, 2000



CDOT satisfied with new deicing method

With snow and cold setting in and showing no signs of letting up, the Colorado Department of Transportation is pleased so far with the results of using a new deicing compound on Rabbit Ears Pass.


Kelly Rose Thomas and Jason Lory Sawin were married Nov. 5, 2000, in a candlelight ceremony in the fireplace room at Howelsen Hill Lodge with Rob Ryg officiating.

The right sentence

The jury in Vail was right to convict former lift operator Nathan Hall of criminally negligent homicide Nov. 16. The expert skier was a lethal weapon hurtling down Rivas Ridge that last day

Consultants to aid in fire chief search

Trustees unanimously voted Tuesday to bring in consultants to help them revamp the district's fire chief position.

Lewis Pringle 1942-2000

The Rev. Lewis Stephen Pringle died Nov. 6, 2000, in Broken Arrow, Okla. He was 58.

2000 Scholarship Day gains

Thanksgiving came a day early for the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club on Nov. 22 as the Steamboat Ski Area gobbled up one of its biggest Scholarship Day fund-raising totals in a decade.

Forest Service officials offer tips on tree cutting

The passing of the Thanksgiving weekend marks the official beginning of the Christmas tree season and the office of the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest in Steamboat Springs is doing a brisk business in tree permits.

Rabbit Ears Pass wreck critically hurts woman

A Steamboat Springs woman listed in critical condition was flown to Denver Health Medical Center after a Sunday afternoon accident on Rabbit Ears Pass, a spokesman for Yampa Valley Medical Center said.

Oliver Bartholomew 1916-2000

Oliver Wilson Bartholomew died Nov. 7, 2000, at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins. He was 84.

Ruth Middleton 1900-2000

Ruth Dale Duncan Middleton died Nov. 7, 2000, in Pueblo. She was 100.

Marilyn Werner 1939-2000

Marilyn J. Werner died Oct. 16, 2000, in Craig. She was 61.

Trading weightlessness for safety

I've got a confession to make. My idea of the perfect way to end a day of skiing at Steamboat is to scream down the short trail called Sitz and carry my speed through a little compression, up and over the lip of See Me. If I do it just right, I get a momentary sensation of weightlessness before cranking a big giant slalom turn into the fall line.

Freshman excels at flute

Steamboat Springs High School freshman, Brittany Lamb, won the Music Teacher's National Association State Competition Oct. 28 at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley.

Program committed to preserving open spaces

After three years of collecting county tax dollars to help buy the building rights on private land, the Purchase of Development Rights program is still plugging away at it goals to help preserve open spaces in Routt County.

Warren Ranch will be here for generations to come

The classic Western barn and its white corrals are among the most recognized landmarks in Routt County. Sitting adjacent to County Road 129, the Warren Ranch barn is admired by thousands of motorists on their way to Steamboat Lake State Park and the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area every year. In a way, the barn is emblematic of Routt County's ranching traditions.

Character counts in student award

When Nancy Spillane, head of Lowell Whitman Primary School, received a "head of school" medal with a beautiful inscription from her 1995 eighth-grade class, she was determined to find a use for it.

A reason to give thanks

Children benefit from woman's generous gift

Sitting in a barber shop in Midtown Manhattan, Mary Crotz watched as two women, handed locks of long flowing hair that were once attached to their heads, burst into tears.

Study: Many women in state thriving

But single mothers not benefiting from strong economy

Local women will have a chance to learn how their economic opportunities count up against the rest of the state and nation when the Women's Foundation of Colorado presents its "Status of Women in Colorado" report.

Clean and Cleared

Fish hatchery outside Yampa now free of whirling disease

A successful end to a two-year cleansing project at Finger Rock hatchery means trout raised there now are free of the whirling disease parasite.