Tuesday, October 31
A federal lawsuit that was brought by two local wheelchair users against the city last July and later joined by the U.S. Department of Justice, has been settled, said lawyers for the city.
On a weekend law enforcement agencies cracked down hard on suspected drunken drivers, 14 people here were arrested, including nine that were nabbed at a Steamboat Springs checkpoint.
Willie Samuelson is looking to settle down. A maintenance mechanic at Colorado Mountain College, Samuelson lives in the Fish Creek trailer park with his wife and 6-year-old son. He wants to move into a more permanent home, but when he went to a bank to get a loan, the bank offered him only $117,000.
The news director of a local radio station has pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia.
The actions of Jared Wayne Maynard and Ryan David Tomkinson changed the way crews from the Steamboat Springs Ambulance respond to calls at Colorado Mountain College.
For the second consecutive year, the Steamboat Sailors junior varsity football program finished undefeated when it posted a 21-6 win over the Glenwood Springs Demons Oct. 23.
The Yampa Valley Regional Airport netted a $111,000 grant from the Colorado Aeronautics Board.
Sailors head coach Mark Drake has a simple plan for getting his team to the state playoffs this season beat Delta.
The snow that fell in downtown Steamboat Springs Oct. 31 was a virtual Halloween tradition, but the question on the minds of skiers and snowboarders this week was, "How much snow fell on the mountain?"
Gary Gebaner, who is a rancher in the Akron area, wants give more people a reason to come to one of Routt County's littlest towns, but the locals don't know if that's what they want.
A Routt County resident, who died last winter in a car accident, will be remembered through a Christmas tree that will be sent to Washington, D.C., in her name.
Monday, October 30
The road to the 4A state title will not get any easier as the Steamboat Springs boys soccer team prepares for a quarterfinals showdown with Broomfield slated for 6 p.m. Wednesday.
If it's anything like the rest of the season, the last round of golf at the city's Haymaker Golf Course this Sunday will be played in complete sunshine. And if things really go according to schedule, there ought to be at least one hole-in-one.
There was no indication that an inmate who hanged himself in the Routt County Jail Sunday evening was a suicidal risk, Sheriff John Warner said Monday. Jared Wayne Maynard, 22, who is now on life support at a Denver hospital, was found hanging from a bed sheet tied to a second floor railing outside his jail cell.
The Oak Creek Board of Trustees added some flexibility onto the town curfew for minors, but reemphasized the need to get children off the street at night. However, the board stalled when it attempted to stop the same children from smoking in public because trustees said they didn't like the wording of the ordinance.
Soroco Middle School in Oak Creek is hoping to get $300,000 from a state energy impact program to fix up its building.
Snowmaking crews at the Steamboat Ski Area pumped out the man-made white stuff near the very top and the very bottom of Mount Werner overnight Sunday into Monday.
Steamboat Springs senior Jessica Johnson and her Sailor teammates are planning on making good use of the next four days.
Sunday, October 29
A 20-year-old inmate serving time for stealing an ambulance and assaulting a medic hanged himself in the Routt County Jail Sunday evening. And one of the people who worked to save Jared Wayne Maynard's life after the hanging was the medic he had assaulted in August.
Jessica Johnson showed why she was named co-player of the year in the 4A Western Slope Conference when she blasted 30 kills in Steamboat's final two matches at the district volleyball tournament Saturday.
Home lending rates reached a 12-month low last week and local mortgage lenders said the trend could help area homebuyers qualify for more house or moderate their monthly payments, depending upon their financial situation.
A federal rent-assistance program that has had success in Grand County is being set up locally to aid lower-income residents who may be struggling to make the monthly lease payment on their apartment or condominium.
A Federal Drug Administration crackdown on pharmaceutical companies is part of the reason flu vaccines are only just now available to residents of Routt and Moffat counties.
As Steamboat Springs senior Rachel Starr headed down the gently sloping hill that led to the finish line of the 2000 Colorado State Cross Country Championships, the realization that this was her final prep race was hitting home. "Sure it was in the back of my mind," Starr said after the race. "It was pushing me the whole way."
An 18-year-old New Hampshire man faces four misdemeanor charges after he allegedly smeared blood inside a Colorado Mountain College dormitory.
A man was arrested early Friday morning for threatening his neighbors with a knife after believing they racially slurred him.
A 10-point rally in the second round of the district tournament had Soroco seeing victory against the second-seeded Grand Valley Cardinals. But the comeback failed and so did the Rams' chances of getting a second win in the three-game match.
Friday, October 27
Lance Pohlman would pay anything, he said, to sleep at night with a clear conscience.
Starting Monday, smoke in the Routt National Forest doesn't automatically mean wildfire.
Steamboat shot down by Rifle
Ryan Whittington threw for 128 yards and rushed for a touchdown as the Rifle Bears upended the Steamboat Sailors 23-13 Friday at Rifle.
Andrew Johnston's goal midway through the overtime period of Friday night's state soccer playoff game sent an explosion of emotion across the Englewood Memorial soccer field.
Routt County has chosen a Denver-based group to do a study that would determine if new construction does impact affordable housing, which could lead to a county impact fee.
Ruth Ann Mewborn is convinced there are low-income families living in Routt County who are eligible for financial assistance, but are either too proud to ask for it, or don't know it is available. With winter closing in, she's eager to reach out to them.
Jared Wayne Maynard was charged Friday with second-degree assault for spitting in the face of a jail officer.
Thursday, October 26
The Planning Commission, after making sure changes to the Municipal Code wouldn't take the planning process out of the public arena, voted unanimously to allow the planning department to handle a large percentage of planning permits at the administrative level.
The candidates for House District 56 took on the question of making weapons available to public school officials as a deterrent to violence during a campaign forum at Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat Springs on Thursday.
Could passage of growth-control Amendment 24, in concert with local approval of Referendum 1C, attract an influx of developers looking for easy pickings in Routt County? That's one of the scenarios scrutinized by a panel of citizens during an election forum at Colorado Mountain College Thursday.
A sign attached to the back of a chair in which Chuck Vale sat during a debate Thursday spoke volumes about his group's position on Amendment 21. The black sign with a red stop sign blared out to residents who attended the gathering on the Colorado Mountain College campus to vote "no" against the ballot issue, also known as Tax Cut 2000.
Jared Wayne Maynard, convicted of stealing an ambulance and assaulting a paramedic, sat with a blank stare after being sentenced to serve 18 months in the Routt County Jail. After receiving the sentence from District Judge Joel S. Thompson for his actions at Colorado Mountain College at the end of August, Maynard stunned the courtroom by spitting in the face of Lt. Fred Johnston as the officer attempted to remove Maynard from the courtroom. The red-faced lieutenant then wiped off his glasses.
At a debate on the Colorado Mountain College campus, both candidates running for the open Routt County commissioner's seat identified growth as a key challenge they will face if elected to the position.
There are just two teams standing between the Steamboat Springs High School football team and a berth to the state playoffs.
The Steamboat Bandits U-14 soccer team improved its record to 5-1 Oct. 14 with a 5-0 win over Montrose.
Despite a sluggish start, the Steamboat Sailors came away with their seventh win of the season on Oct. 21, when the team routed the Montezuma-Cortez Panthers 46-12 at Palisade.
After hearing the opening statements from Rob Dick and Steve Cavanagh at an election 2000 forum Thursday afternoon, it wasn't especially difficult to understand what the possible implications would be if Referendum 2A, the excise tax, passes.
Put on your ghoulish or goofiest outfit Friday because the Upper Yampa Valley Economic Council is throwing a costume party called The Monster Bash to raise money for the Soroco High School Yearbook Club.
Students travel to Kentucky, receive honors
Members of the Soroco Future Farmers of America Club are in Kentucky this week honoring some of their members, going to seminars and maybe catching a show while they're there.
The Steamboat Springs soccer team will travel to the Front Range today to play the Conifer Lobos in the first round of the state playoffs.
The Soroco and Hayden volleyball squads expect relatively easy pigtail games to kick off the 2A district tournament Saturday at Steamboat Springs High School.
Joyce Darlene James died Oct. 10 at her home in Montrose. She was 74.
Joan A. Look of the Elk River Valley died Oct. 9 at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs. She was 60.
Senate District 8 candidates Michael Zuckerman, Paul Ohri and Jack Taylor all took varying stands Thursday on public-school reform. The candidates appeared at a public forum on the campus of Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat Springs.
Routt County commissioner candidate Doug Monger could be up in the morning mending fences and in the next hour doing tax returns for one of his clients. The Democratic Party candidate to replace outgoing commissioner Ben Beall says he more typifies the average Routt County resident than his opponent.
Routt County commissioner candidate John Shaw is almost never seen without his cowboy boots and his business jacket. One could say the business jacket represents his old life as a high-tech business owner, and the boots represent his new life as a rancher and Routt County resident.
Deanna Lynn Hall and Richard LeRoy Wille were married Sept. 2 at Concordia Lutheran Church in Steamboat Springs with the Rev. Wayne Koenig officiating.
Oak Creek could have a balanced budget in 2001 for the first time in memory, but it's not coming without a price.
New downtown location should benefit everyone
Lift-Up of Routt County got a great lease rate from town officials to expand its operations to the old town hall building downtown.
John W. Cary of Richland, Wash., died Oct. 17, 2000, at Yampa Valley Medical Center. He was 69.
Billy Jack Steele of Milner died Oct. 1 in Steamboat Springs. He was 66.
Seller's name listed first, followed by the buyer
Wednesday, October 25
The top local team, Steamboat's Tour the Peaks, led by local Robert Ames, crossed the finish line in second place. His team completed 18 laps around the course and finished just 1 minute, 45 seconds behind the winners, John William Bomber Builders of Crested Butte, in the five-person open division.
The planning department, still bogged down with work after the recent moratorium on major development permit applications ended, is looking for another way to free up some time.
When I was a waiter at the Rio Grande Cafe in Salt Lake City, the swinging double-doors that led to the restaurant's kitchen served as passage between two worlds.
A preliminary hearing for a man accused of murdering his estranged wife's best friend has been set for the first week in December. The court hearing for Thomas Lee Johnson, 29, is set for 9 a.m. Dec. 4 in Routt County Judge James Garrecht's courtroom.
The idea of stocking perch at Stagecoach Reservoir has been put on the back burner until a similar project at Elk Head Reservoir pans out.
Forum allows candidates to discuss issues
The Routt County Cattlemen's Association hosted a meeting where all the local political candidates had a chance to inform members of their backgrounds and participate in a discussion of politics at the meeting.
Middle blocker Lauren Dargevics said the Steamboat Springs High School volleyball practices have had a little more electricity this week as the team prepares to compete in the district playoffs.
Understand price-earnings ratios and earn
A 38-year-old Steamboat Springs man arrested for allegedly conning his way into a residence in a trailer court Monday night has been charged with two crimes. The man has been charged with two felonies: second-degree burglary and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Johnell Taylor, Paul Ornelas and Raymond Foremski all pleaded guilty in court Wednesday to charges in unrelated incidents.
Firestone tire owners in Routt County who have been waiting since August to replace their recalled treads can now get the task done at no charge. Just dial the phone and make an appointment. The only catch is you have to be willing to drive to Longmont to get your replacement tires.
The Steamboat Springs High School boys soccer team rolled through the regional playoffs Saturday by blowing away the Brighton Bulldogs in an 8-0 contest at Dudley field.
Meet marks end of yearlong goal for most teams
Making it to the state meet in Denver has been a yearlong goal for the members of the Steamboat Springs cross-country teams and it was obvious at last weekend's regional in Delta.
One local teen brings 'hope' to work force
On her first day as an intern in the emergency room at Yampa Valley Medical Center last week, Steamboat Springs High School senior Brienna Combs stood back and watched as nurses tried to revive a man who had gone into cardiac arrest.
A measure President Clinton signed into law that would lower the drunken driving limit in the state has the backing of local law enforcement officials.
You'd think it would take the light of day to really see the impacts of poorly managed growth and residential sprawl along Colorado's Front Range. And, certainly, when the sun is shining on all those new homes, you get an idea of what is happening to the Centennial State. But it is at night, really, when all the porch lights are on, that you can see the effects of growth so much more clearly.
Over the four days, we climbed up to see the double Druid Arch, slipped through the half-mile-long slot canyon on Notch Trail and scrambled over rounded rocks in the Devil's Kitchen. In a world so dominated by imagery, where I mostly rely on vision, this place was tactile. The rock we moved over was dimpled or swirled like batter; in other places it was solid, others gritty, others flaky. We climbed up and down fixed metal ladders, hefted ourselves up ledges, hopped across small fissures, circumscribed amphitheaters, and teetered along tilted planes of rock. This was trail hiking, marked regularly by cairns, but it felt as though we were moving through a grown-up's playground.
The electrical tape that was used to form numbers on the back of the Steamboat Springs soccer team had started to peel off by the end of the Keebler Cup's U-10 championship game in Denver earlier this month.
The Steamboat Springs Midget A team opened play in the Continental Divide Youth Hockey league with three wins in last weekend's action.
Using computers, student helping pinpoint nuisance bruins in area
The Colorado Division of Wildlife is getting some help from a sharp 13-year-old middle school student to try to pinpoint the most common areas where nuisance bears are reported in the city.
After shedding tears, forgiving enemies and embracing new friends, the eighth-grade class at Steamboat Springs Middle School collectively agreed to stop teasing and hurting each other.
Hayne finds home with Sailors
You could never accuse Steamboat Sailors cross-country team runner Matt Hayne of being lazy.
More than $12,000 has been spent thus far by campaign committees working on both sides of city Referendum 2A, which would establish an excise tax to generate funds to help develop affordable housing here.
Top achievers recognized at awards banquet
The business community, all decked out in "Steamboat elegance," gathered in the new Steamboat Grand Hotel ballroom Saturday and honored some of its top achievers during the 93rd annual membership dinner of the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association.
Tuesday, October 24
The two Republicans are incumbents on the University of Colorado Board of Regents and are up for re-election on Nov. 7.
The Rocky Mountain Division awarded two skiers the title of Colorado Ski Country U.S.A. Athlete of the Year and both of them call Steamboat Springs home. Alpine skier David Lamb took top honors for the male contingent and freestyle skier Emiko Torito was named the top female athlete of the year within the division. Both skiers graduated from Steamboat's Lowell Whiteman High School last spring and were members of the Steamboat Winter Sports Club.
Anyone planning to use their employment as an excuse for not voting on Nov. 7 can think again. Colorado law specifically provides for employees to be excused from work without penalty in order to vote on Election Day. And hourly employees are assured of receiving their wages for up to two hours while they are voting. The law has teeth the Colorado Revised Statutes make it a misdemeanor crime for employers in the state to refuse to allow an employee to take time off to vote, or to penalize the employee or reduce his or her wages for doing so.
Lance Pohlman hopes no one he speaks to at Steamboat Springs High School on Friday will ever fully understand what he's been through. "I didn't go to college and get a communications degree," the 22-year-old from Craig said. "I killed someone. That was my schooling. I want to paint for you a picture of what it's like to be in my shoes, then and now. But the truth of it is that I don't want you to fully understand. Because you can't. It's too tough. There's not a whole lot of people who can handle this sort of thing without completely breaking down."
Landowners and developers need to start taking precautions as they create new subdivisions or design new homes. The county commissioners hope to soon have in place a regulation that prohibits homes from being skylined.
The pagers being carried by the 47 volunteers of Routt County Search and Rescue have been going off more than ever this year.
Middle school students got a unique opportunity to see the world through the eyes of a drunk on Monday. "It's helped me be more responsible," said Emma Simmins, an eighth-grader who participated in activities in observance of Red Ribbon Week.
A 38-year-old Steamboat Springs man with a lengthy arrest record has found himself in more trouble with the law.
Monday, October 23
The Steamboat Springs Health Care Association Board of Trustees announced Monday the selection of Karl Gills as its new chief executive officer.
The essay contest to win a home in Steamboat Springs has been extended. Monday was the original deadline for contestants to send in their essays on why they deserve to win a home in Steamboat. It's been extended to Dec. 30.
There are already signs that voter turnout in Routt County could be high on Nov. 7. On Monday, the first day of early voting, 111 people cast their ballots, and many more came to the Routt County Courthouse asking for sample ballots and absentee ballots.
The city transit department, beset lately by the ramifications of an Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuit, is about to come into a lot of money. At the same time, however, the department's good fortune, and some of its misfortune, is going to cost the city about $70,000 out of its 2001 budget.
Increased problems with road hunting in Routt County are occurring during the second rifle season, as dry weather means mainly sportsmen trekking into the backcountry or on private land are harvesting elk.
A 58-year-old Iowa man with a previous back injury had to be slowly wheeled out of the wilderness southeast of Floyd Peak Monday evening by a search and rescue team.
Sunday, October 22
During an awards night when community healing was the underlying theme, a man admired by many, John Fetcher, was named the first recipient of the city of Steamboat Springs' Heritage Award Saturday. The occasion was the 93rd annual membership dinner of the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association, the Centennial Grand Finale, at the Steamboat Grand hotel ballroom. Fetcher, 88, a Harvard-trained engineer and businessman, has symbolized Steamboat's ranching tradition and the spirit of its ski pioneers for the better part of five decades.
Because Routt County residents exceeded the United Way fund-raising campaign's $250,000 goal by $28,000 last year, some $13,000 has been donated through special needs grants, United Way Executive Director Millie Beall said.
Stewart Beall scored three touchdowns, and Rusty Eck ran for two more, as the Steamboat Sailors overcame some nasty weather at Palisade on Saturday to defeat the Montezuma-Cortez Panthers 46-12.
For the third-straight year, the Steamboat Springs High School volleyball team has earned the Western Slope Conference's top seed for the district playoffs and the conference title.
Solutions to resort areas' affordable housing, transportation and economic diversity problems may be rooted in a lack of higher education opportunities available to Western Slope residents. At least that's what one candidate for the University of Colorado's Board of Regents believes.
Tony Haight rushed for 108 yards against Montezuma-Cortez Saturday to help lead the Steamboat football team a 46-12 win.
The search for a new public safety director at Yampa Valley Regional Airport continues.
Steamboat Springs police will be manning a checkpoint to keep drunken drivers off the roadways on the weekend before Halloween.
The members of the Sailors soccer team have spent the last year preparing for the start of the state playoffs. They earned the right to play in them on Saturday, and it only took about 10 seconds for the local favorites to secure the goal they needed to advance into the first round. Mike Rinn took a pass from teammate Jason Flower and knocked the ball past Brighton goalkeeper Cody Brackelsberg even as some Steamboat fans were still making their way from the parking lot into Dudley Field.
As wireless telecommunications companies try to push Steamboat Springs into the future, the city wants to make sure it protects the past.
For 19 years, one local construction company never had to provide security at any of its work sites in the city.
Friday, October 20
Second big game season likely will be biggest of year in state
Thanks to the first over-the-counter bull elk tags of 2000, more orange-clad visitors are expected in Routt County this weekend than any other time of the year.
Soccer squad hosts Brighton Bulldogs
When the Steamboat Springs soccer team steps onto Dudley Field for its regional playoff game against Brighton High School today, the Sailors will be the more rested team, visiting coach Eric Maier believes.
Hayden's proposed expenditure for mosquito control in the 2001 budget is more than originally expected, causing some officials to voice opposition to the spending as planned.
'Grand Finale' banquet unaffected by incident
A water leak that led to the evacuation of about 100 guests from their rooms at the Steamboat Grand Hotel early Friday morning won't have any effect on tonight's Centennial Grand Finale awards banquet, hotel officials said.
A 29-year-old man was released from the hospital Friday morning only to be arrested on suspicion of drunken driving stemming from a rollover accident Thursday evening east of Hayden.
A 28-year-old former Steamboat Springs man, who used a sledgehammer in a March fight with a friend, admitted guilt Friday to two crimes.
Thursday, October 19
The chairman of the Emerald Mountain Partnership said Thursday he perceives no threat from a group of developers who jumped into the bidding for 6,400 acres of State Land Board property on the mountain that dominates views from Steamboat Springs.
The whine of chain saws echoes through the green spruce trees and bare aspen west of Summit Lake on Buffalo Pass. To find the source, it's a hop, skip and a jump over rocks and through trees, down a steep slope and along a two-week-old trail of frozen boot-printed mud.
Asked about the strength of the Steamboat football team this year, Montezuma-Cortez coach Karl McGee quickly pointed to the Sailors' linebacking crew. "Defensively, the linebacking crew is the heart and soul of what they do," McGee said. "They're very talented."
An attorney for a local law firm is expected to file a motion by Monday regarding a $33,250 judgment a jury awarded a local man for overbilling by the firm.
The doors will open on one of the biggest ski sales of the season at 8 p.m. tonight at the Steamboat Springs Middle School.
The Routt County Cattlemen's Association will have a unique opportunity to hear the stances that state Senate, House of Representative and Routt County Commission candidates have at its fall meeting today.
As the football and volleyball seasons wind down, both squads are focusing their sights on the postseason.
Steamboat's Little Toots program, which offers ski instructions to toddlers, is holding registration for future ski lessons at Mt. Werner and Howelsen Hill.
An argument between two hunters escalated to the point where one pointed a pistol at the other and fired a bullet into the ground, according to information from the Routt County Sheriff's Office.
It appears a 7-year-old dispute over clean air between the Sierra Club and the owner of the Craig power plant dodged a court hearing when negotiations resumed at the last minute.
After struggling through most of the new millennium with a short staff and a heavy workload, the planning department will finally have a full staff starting Jan. 1, 2001. Planning Director Wendie Schulenberg hired a Seattle planner to fill the city's assistant director position, a spot that had been vacant for more than a year.
Given the troubling prevalence of violence in the schools, the high standard of living in Steamboat Springs, the relatively low wages and the increasing likelihood that to raise a family, both parents will need to work, a handful of local child-care providers are doing all they can to ensure a higher standard of quality in day-care centers.
Wednesday, October 18
More than 30 students at Moffat County High School have a curiosity about old graves that is anything but morbid. The students, with the help of a grant from the Yampa Valley Legacy Education Initiative, are helping the Museum of Northwest Colorado locate, map and research old burial sites and graves in their county.
Seller's name listed first, followed by the buyer
Seller's name listed first, followed by the buyer
In 1962, Jerry Schmidt was flying over Oregon on his way to a forest fire. The Colorado native was a smoke jumper in the summers while finishing a forestry degree at Colorado State University. That meant parachuting into hard-to-reach places where fires burned out of control. While preparing for the jump, Schmidt looked out of his window and saw a checkerboard pattern in the forest. It was 40-acre plots of land the logging industry had completely cleared.
The Vail developers that created the Catamount Ranch and Club have jumped in the ring with local citizens as they vie for the right to own a huge tract of Emerald Mountain.
Councilman Paul Strong's premonition Tuesday night of having to deal with a "roomful of angry developers" when the new planning fees go up for a final vote may, in fact, materialize.
A disagreement between the Colorado High School Activities Association and the administration of the Steamboat Springs High School will result in the Sailors boys soccer team forfeiting two games.
Those who use Hayden's Yampa Valley Regional Airport as their personal parking lot will have to start paying for premium spots.
Tonight's volleyball match between Steamboat Springs and Moffat County may not be bursting with playoff excitement.
After crossing the finish line of the 24 hours of the Moab Mountain Bike Race on Sunday afternoon, Steamboat Springs mountain bike racer Robert Ames fell to the ground, overcome with exhaustion.
Phippsburg residents will have a say tonight on what they think about a proposed mini-storage facility in their small town. This comes two years after a similar effort failed because of a public outcry.
It's back to the ice for the members of Steamboat's youth traveling teams.
Tuesday, October 17
For the seventh time in eight years, the Steamboat Springs soccer team clinched the league title as the team breezed past the Rifle Bears with a 2-0 win in its final regular-season game Oct. 14 at Rifle.
In a move that council members believe will help put a stop to the city's subsidization of growth, the City Council voted unanimously on first reading Tuesday night to increase planning fees by many times their current rate.
Top local pair rebounds from loss with three-straight wins to earn third place for second consecutive year
After losing in the first round of the state tournament in Pueblo last Thursday, an agonizing wait began for Steamboat Springs tennis players David Upbin and Walker Pruett.
Jessica Johnson tallied eight kills and Maggie McElhinney dished out 16 assists as the Steamboat Sailors volleyball team defeated the Glenwood Springs Demons in two games at home Oct. 14.
Three miles of Trout Creek restoredon Creek Ranch luxury subdivision
It should come as no surprise that there are trout in Trout Creek. But the fish that Colorado is known for haven't always thrived in the creek that winds its way out of the Flat Tops toward its confluence with the Yampa River, about 10 miles west of Steamboat Springs.
California pro opens 7th Street Hair
Cindy Berta gives her clients something extra at 7th Street Hair. Call it a "funky and fun" experience. Berta, who opened her shop in September, doesn't just put 20 years of expertise as a hairdresser into every cut. She makes sure every client leaves feeling energized.
American Skiing Co. Chairman Les Otten said this week that improved performance by the company's real estate division is the key to reversing disappointing revenue performance in fiscal year 2000 that led to ASC reporting a $52.5 million loss this week.
Sailors runners hoping for bid to state meet
The members of the Sailors cross country teams were standing just outside the entrance of the Steamboat Springs High School Monday afternoon anxiously waiting for a bit of news.
The Soroco Rams football team put it all together in its last game of the year against Plateau Valley and came away with a 30-14 win to end the season on a positive note in tough fall of learning.
Steamboat's junior varsity football team kept its unbeaten streak alive Monday, when it returned home from Craig with a 24-22 win over the Moffat County Bulldogs.
Concerned about the impact of Amendment 21 on local franchise fees, City Council has decided to formally oppose the amendment.
Carlson Wagonlit Travel raised $2,082 in the fight against breast cancer by donating $5 of every airline ticket sold during the month of September.
A 40-year-old Fort Collins man faces a felony charge after allegedly threatening to get a gun after a fight that occurred inside a downtown restaurant.
Steamboat Springs offensive lineman Scott Middleton is out for the remainder of the football season after undergoing surgery Oct. 12 on his left knee.
The Twentymile Coal Co. has decided not to lease water from Oak Creek-owned Sheriff's Reservoir because of improved water levels in Trout Creek.
With a little chip off the town budget, the Oak Creek Hockey Association has agreed to take on the responsibility of maintaining the ice rink in the winter as well as supervising a possible Friday night public skate.
The Oak Creek Board of Trustees approved a job description for a new town manager position and will start advertising for the job next week.
Community outpouring brings renewed hope for baby's survival
Kyjah will be celebrating her first birthday on Nov. 2; if she does not get the organs she so urgently needs, it will be the only birthday she'll ever celebrate.
A tipped over trash can outside Steamboat Springs High School led to a fight between a local psychologist and a 17-year-old boy.
Two Steamboat Springs men face a felony charge after allegedly shooting out the windows of three vehicles with a pellet gun.
Promoters and detractors of growth control Amendment 24 have accumulated dramatically different war chests to publicize their views on the issue, but the names of local contributors are noticeably absent from the lists of campaign contributors maintained by the Secretary of State's office.
In response to his wife's annulment petition, accused murderer Thomas Lee Johnson claims he entered a common-law marriage with Kimberly Goodwin-Johnson long before they got married earlier this year.
Business is a great way to ruin a friendship
Have you ever wondered how to ruin a perfectly good friendship? Scott Ford has a suggestion. Form a business partnership with your best old pal and watch things begin to fall apart.
It's always been easy to draw tourists to Steamboat Springs when the slopes on Mount Werner are covered with snow; but when the hills dry up, the money can do the same.
After months of intense pressure from citizens in the Steamboat area, the Routt County Board of County Commissioners voted down a conceptual plan to build a new gravel pit near State Highway 131 and Werner Lane.
With its home schedule now complete, the Steamboat football team starts its final three-game road stint of the season when it plays Montezuma-Cortez at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Palisade.
Phonics not forgotten in Steamboat schools
The surprisingly complex, modern theories behind teaching children to read are creating confusion between parents and elementary school teachers.
Oak Creek officials want to forbid students from lighting up in public
Hoping to stop an ordinance that would restrict anyone younger than 18 from smoking in public, a handful of teen-age girls argued at an Oak Creek Board of Trustees work session last week that it was their choice to smoke cigarettes.
Go Huskers I mean Sailors
For my first commentary as a Pilot sports reporter, I'd like to take the time to commend Steamboat Springs High School on its athletic program.
Monday, October 16
For 90 days, as the clock ticked on the planning department's major development permit moratorium, Planning Director Wendie Schulenberg hustled to hire three people and somehow keep up with her day-to-day work schedule. On Monday morning, the clock stopped.
Developers, architects and home builders alike could be asked tonight to begin shelling out almost 10 times the fees they currently pay to the city Planning Department for conceptual reviews and development permits. The current fee structure is simply not bringing in enough revenue to cover costs to the department, say department officials, forcing it to rely heavily on the city's general fund.
Lafarge goes before commissioners tonight
A Routt County gravel operation that could receive initial approval from the county commissioners tonight already has received high marks in a study performed by county planning.
A group of seven local skiers and their coaches have witnessed first hand the torrential rains that have brought havoc to areas of the Swiss mountains this week.
The Soroco Rams volleyball team overcame problems with passing the ball and a game where they only scored two points to beat league powerhouse Grand Valley Cardinals Saturday at home.
Steamboat Springs' girls and boys' cross country teams went out with a bang on Saturday, as both squads finished second overall in their final regular-season meet at Rangely.
A record number of people in Routt County have applied for absentee ballots, confirming the county clerk's prediction this will be a historical year at the polls.
But Dave McDonald says he still supports idea
The chairman of the Friends of Affordable Housing committee, Dave McDonald, is cutting back on the time and money he is spending in support of Referendum 2A, the excise tax for affordable housing. But, his comrades in the cause say, that doesn't mean he doesn't believe in taxing new construction to help pay for affordable housing.
No hard numbers in yet, but record a real possibility
A light snow and an unstressed herd meant some of the best harvest numbers for elk in a long time for the opening weekend of rifle season in Routt County.
Awards, productions highlight a night celebrating community
Several of Steamboat Springs' leading residents are going to get a big surprise Saturday during the Centennial Grand Finale at the Steamboat Grand Resort.
Sunday, October 15
The Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. took a hard look this month at a plan to restore direct flights from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport to Yampa Valley Regional Airport on Saturdays during ski season. Ultimately, however, ski area executives backed away from the plan, saying the risk and costs associated with the one-day-a-week flight were too high.
With live footage of the violent strife in the Middle East on television seemingly every night these days, it's not difficult to get the latest news. But, as far as one local expert is concerned, the mainstream news media often falls short in helping people really understand what's going on.
Students gather data on trees
The classroom where some 100 Steamboat Springs High School students were learning about forest ecology and a beetle epidemic had a fresh layer of snow on it, but that didn't slow them down at all.
But Steamboat Springs leads
The Colorado Mountain College campus in Steamboat Springs is the safest in the system, according to an annual report. Within that safe atmosphere, however, students are more often caught for alcohol and drug violations than their brethren at the other two residential campuses in the CMC system.
Friday, October 13
Hayden resident Ann Willinghan has no realistic choice: Waste Management will pick up her family's trash.
Local real estate agent Pam Vanatta is capitalizing on what it means to be a professional businesswoman.
Derek Haverley saved his best performance of the season for Friday, as he caught a 68-yard touchdown pass and ran for another long score as his team posted a 49-6 home victory over the Bulldogs of Moffat County.
Expect to see a limited number of orange-clad people in town and in the woods this weekend as rifle hunting season for big game opens today.
In a single day last week, eight local victims of domestic violence headed to the Advocates Against Battering and Abuse headquarters, executive director Diane Moore said.
Matthew John Hoffman was scheduled to enter pleas to arson, burglary and thefts he is allegedly responsible for but instead made a brief court appearance Friday afternoon.
If voters in the Hayden School District approve a $5.6 million recreation center plan, and agree to pay associated operational costs, their property taxes will go up more than originally expected.
Thursday, October 12
Concerns that passage of a tax cut initiative on this year's ballot would cripple local school districts, the Steamboat Springs Board of Education unanimously passed a resolution at its Monday night meeting to oppose Amendment 21.
"They're going to wish Freddie Krueger was coming after them," snapped Steamboat Springs senior JoJo Bucci, making reference to tonight's Friday the 13th showdown with Moffat County.
Steamboat Springs blanked Battle Mountain 3-0 Thursday night in Avon and clinched the conference championship.
For four days this past July, an emotional Gayle Roberts had to retrace the 1995 disappearance of her father from Hayden.
Erik Johnson lost nothing more serious than his lunch Thursday afternoon when the semitrailer he was using to haul 78,000 pounds of logs rolled over as he headed down Elk River Road toward Steamboat Springs.
Steamboat Springs tennis star Rich Tifft, one of the favorites to win the No. 1 singles title in 4A will play the other favorite today in a semifinal showdown.
Proposed growth management Amendment 24 is either a flawed document fraught with ambiguities that could leave it tied up in legal battles for years or a bold plan to return the planning process to local elected officials and their constituents.
An annulment hearing for accused murderer Thomas Lee Johnson and his estranged wife Kimberly Goodwin-Johnson has been postponed indefinitely.
Planning Commission gave a much-maligned project a break when it voted unanimously Thursday night to recommend approval of the Blackhawk Townhome development.
The top prosecutor for the 14th Judicial District got the $8,000 raise he asked for from the commissioners in Routt, Grand and Moffat counties.
Three weeks after City Council effectively killed an ordinance that would have banned commercial tubing on the upper Yampa River, an angry group of fly fishers are threatening the city with what could become a federal investigation of grant money.
Wednesday, October 11
City to study new turnaround in area
Members of the Mountain Business Association were in a mood to celebrate Wednesday morning, so they planted a pair of large candles in their coffee cake before beginning their monthly meeting at the Tugboat Grill and Pub.
Battle over Craig station began in 1993
A 7-year-old dispute over clean air between the Sierra Club and the owner of the Craig power plant is headed to court next week, unless a last-minute settlement is reached.
Permit moratorium lifted by council
After leaving Sprint and others waiting to build cellular towers for almost an entire year, Steamboat Springs City Council approved a preliminary plan Tuesday under which the city will begin to review permits for wireless telecommunication facilities.
Ron and Elizabeth Young are not taking "no" for an answer when it comes to their Blackhawk Townhomes development, which used to be called Flat Tops Townhomes. When architect Scott Myller presents the Youngs' project to the Steamboat Springs Planning Commission tonight, it will be the third time he's done so this year.
U.S. Forest Service officials will be asking Routt National Forest users questions in the next year as part of a nationwide effort to gather information about the people who enjoy the more primal parts of the United States.
Steamboat Springs' junior varsity football team went ballistic on Battle Mountain Monday, scoring six unanswered touchdowns for a 42-0 win in Avon.
The Routt County Board of Commissioners has approved a zoning change that requires power lines to be buried underground in residential areas of the county. The city of Steamboat Springs already requires the same.
The Steamboat Springs volleyball team faces its biggest challenge of the season today, when the team travels to Rifle to play the top-ranked Bears in an important league showdown.
Cupping the flames of candles, more than 60 community members braved the wind and weather Wednesday night in downtown Steamboat Springs to quietly protest against domestic violence.
Tuesday, October 10
Domestic violence is a problem in the Steamboat Springs community that needs heightened awareness, says a local woman who was a victim of abuse.
Homes are just the beginning of development
The first two of 44 Cabins at Lake Catamount are under construction this month about 11 miles south of Steamboat Springs. The Catamount Cabins are just one of three elements of the overall Catamount Development. It also includes Catamount Ranches, a golf course development closer to town and the Lake Catamount Homesteads single-family building lots, which range in size from just more than 35 acres up to almost 70 acres. Tony Walton, a principle in Mason and Morse Steamboat LLC, listing agent for Catamount, said 13 of the 22 cabins included in the first phase of that project are under contract. Prices range from $795,000 to $995,000.
The future of how growth issues are handled in Colorado will be up for debate at 7 p.m. Thursday night at Olympian Hall in Steamboat Springs when Environment 2000 hosts a public meeting on Constitutional Amendment 24, also know as the Citizens Growth Initiative.
A unique idea, a bit of genius and a lot of luck could lead to success
Scott Ford chuckles to think of all of the people who have told him they want to start their own business because they don't enjoy the company of their present boss. "When you run your own business, do you know how many bosses you have?" Ford asked. "You have hundreds!"
The hills of Colorado soon will be alive with the sound of magnum. Big game rifle seasons kick off Saturday and that means now is the perfect time to talk about safety and courtesy in the backcountry.
Saturday's Columbus Day parade in Denver sparked a controversy between Italian-Americans, Native Americans and the city of Denver that was watched by an entire nation. All sides claimed success. In a sense, all sides succeeded.
Voters in State Senate District 8 will have a clear choice. When they step into the voting booth Nov. 7 they can vote for a Republican legislator who supports local government control until it impinges too much on private property rights, a longtime former Democratic Grand County commissioner who says he wants local control that goes beyond government to the voters themselves, or a Clark man who says he tried both the Democratic and Republican parties, but rejected them in favor of the Colorado Libertarians.
Elk River Farm and Feed has a list of 25 people waiting to buy hay for the winter.
After studying the situation and talking to constituents, the Routt County Board of Commissioners has decided to hire a county manager.
The candidates for the Routt County Board of County Commissioners took a few verbal bullets from members of the sheriff's department and citizens Tuesday night.
It's no secret the tireless efforts of volunteer blood drive coordinator Terry Sherrill have kept the Yampa Valley well stocked with hundreds of units of blood and blood products each year. But now, Bonfils Blood Center is recognizing Sherrill's contribution by naming her this year's Colorado Coordinator of the Year.
With its mission accomplished in the regional finals, the Steamboat Springs tennis team looks to take the rest of the state down when it prepares for battle in the state championships from Thursday to Saturday in Pueblo.
Reference books don't go out at night. In middle school, that means "smart kids" don't have social lives.
Matt Taff and Bryan Ayer will celebrate the first anniversary of their business, Matt and Bryan's Outdoor Shop, later this fall. They've emerged from their first 12 months running a small retail store on Lincoln Avenue with buoyant spirits.
A 29-year-old Denver man came to a local church in February seeking help, but he ended up allegedly stealing a wallet that has caused a local man misery.
Sunsets are more likely to take your breath away and give you pause if you're aware of your mortality, and of the fact that each day of life is a gift.
The Soroco Rams volleyball team played their best game of the year and made easy work of cross-county rivals Hayden Tigers in a two-game match in Oak Creek Tuesday.
The town trustees of Oak Creek will vote on the job description of the town manager's position Thursday.
The Soroco Parent Teacher Organization wants community and teacher input at a meeting next week when it considers funding 32 requestions for supplies and activities for south Routt schools, including an accelerated reading program and a cash donation for a Future Farmers of America trip to Kentucky.
The Soroco Future Business Leaders of America has leaped into the 21 Century with its latest fund-raiser.
Editor's note: This is the second of a two-part series on Ski Corp.'s effort to recruit workers to bolster what becomes a thin staff at peak season.
While Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. has targeted the Australian student market to recruit employees, it hasn't neglected other markets in which to cull prospective workers.
The Steamboat Sailors volleyball team made up for a recent setback when it defeated the Middle Park Panthers in a three-set match Monday at Granby.
The Steamboat Springs soccer team looks to unleash its scoring attack against Battle Mountain on Thursday when the team travels to Avon with the conference title at stake.
Locked wheels possible cause of derailment
Union Pacific investigators haven't found the cause of a train derailment in Oak Creek that took seven cars off the track, but officials feel certain that one car was the culprit. Neil Scott, a manager for Union Pacific, said parts of one particular car were sent to the company's lab in, Omaha, Neb., for further investigation.
Two Montana firefighters each pleaded guilty to third-degree assault Tuesday, about one week after the two men got into a fight.
For now, two felonies have been dismissed against a 48-year-old Steamboat Springs man because the victim failed to show up in court Tuesday afternoon.
Stewart Beall's 92-yard touchdown run was the longest play in Colorado high school football last week as the Steamboat Sailors conquered the Huskies of Battle Mountain 58-27 at home.
Compared to the existing City Hall building, a squat gray example of 1960s municipal architecture, the new Centennial Hall will look more like a Roman temple. But while the Romans could simply plunder an outlying village to finance their monuments, the city is increasingly dependent on grant money and, to some degree, taxpayer dollars.
Monday, October 9
The Soroco Rams football team came out strong in a see-saw first quarter but couldn't overcome mistakes to find their first win of the year against the Eagle Valley Devils junior varsity squad.
The 9.6 percent increase in health insurance for RE-2 school district employees is nothing compared to the 88 percent increase in property insurance figured into the 2000/2001 budget. "It's appalling," School Board member Millie Beall said.
Area political party leaders say that, based on recent polling by new agencies, the presidential race in November could come down to the last ballot cast.
A 62-year-old Steamboat Springs woman was taken to the Yampa Valley Medical Center after a two-car accident Monday.
The Soroco Rams and Hayden Tigers volleyball teams square off in a key mid-season match up that could set the tone for the rest of the year.
Buck Swigart of Oak Creek wanted people in Routt County to know about his opposition to the Columbus Day parade in Denver over the weekend. He wanted that badly enough to give up half a day's pay on Monday.
Jeff and Jennifer Lowe came to the excise tax debate Monday night undecided. After two hours, they left with opposing views.
After at least a year of waiting, wireless telecommunications companies may soon be given the go-ahead to begin designing the towers and poles necessary to expand Steamboat's wireless service.
Many women fighting for their lives in battles against breast cancer may be doing so because they lost earlier fights to receive preventative care, like mammograms, according to the National Breast Cancer Coalition.
Sunday, October 8
The town of Hayden is proposing to spend twice as much as was spent this year to control mosquitoes next summer. Along with the proposed $36,000 expenditure for mosquito control in the 2001 budget, the town is going to seek help from a man who operates a successful mosquito abatement program in Utah.
Local residents who have a distinct connection to Routt County's past and whose presence is felt today are wanted citizens.
The Steamboat Sailors soccer team edged a step closer to finishing in first place in the league by defeating the Palisade Bulldogs 4-2 at Dudley Field on Saturday.
As presidential candidates Al Gore and George W. Bush battle it out in three televised debates this month, Routt County is embarking on its own debate program starting today. The first of two debates sponsored by Environment 2000, a not-for-profit group, on issues that will show up on the November ballot will be over the city's proposed excise tax.
The prospect of a new single-family housing development on Steamboat Springs' west side was raised during a meeting of the Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors.
Friday, October 6
The Steamboat Springs Animal Shelter started the week out overpopulated but ended the week with plenty of room.
Becoming healthy, wealthy and wise looks to be a difficult proposition as far as next year's budget is concerned. In what some city officials deem the tightest budget in years, some of the most dramatic expenditure increases are coming from an unlikely source: health insurance.
With continuing increases in health insurance costs, the Steamboat Springs School District is finding itself in a pinch as far as this year's budget goes.
Thursday, October 5
The Steamboat Sailors volleyball team was back in action on Thursday, as the team put a whippin' on the Huskies of Battle Mountain, and walked away with its 12th win of the season.
The fortunate essayist who wins half of a duplex here will certainly come out ahead, but not $499,800 ahead. The tax man will want his share of the prize.
The last thing John and Barb Shipley dreamed of when they retired for the evening on Aug. 27 was that before the night was out, 16 guests in their care would be evacuated from a burning building. But that's just what happened, and Barb Shipley shudders to think of what might have occurred hadn't all the fire safety systems in place at The Ridge townhomes worked to perfection.
"Call me Scrooge," Councilwoman Arianthe Stettner said as she moved to cut the July Fourth fireworks funding during a city budget retreat. "But I just don't want to see our money go up in smoke."
Private businesses and residents in and around Steamboat Springs will have access to state-of-the-art telecommunications at an affordable price, including a high-speed Internet connection, if negotiations between the City of Steamboat Springs and NC Telecom are successful.
Lying on a couch in the living room, surrounded by family and friends, Jerod Faucett took one last breath and ended his five-year battle with Leukemia.
Some of Steamboat's leading restaurateurs were keeping an eye on a contract vote Thursday night involving food purveyor Nobel/Sysco and some of its employees.
The Sailors soccer team exorcised its Demons away Thursday as they avenged a Sept. 21 loss to Glenwood Springs and came away with a 2-0 win in front of hometown fans at Dudley Field.
Coming off an emotional three-point loss to Palisade on Sept. 29, the No. 10-ranked Steamboat Sailors football team looks to regroup and score a big victory against the Battle Mountain Huskies tonight at home.
Complaints about above ground power lines in Stagecoach prompted a new Routt County zoning proposal that would affect subdivisions in all the county.
Colorado Attorney General Ken Salazar stopped in Steamboat Thursday near the end of a whirlwind tour of every county in Colorado to discuss the issue of youth violence. From 1 to 2 P.M. Salazar and Dr. Delbert Elliot of the University of Colorado, held court in the Human Services Center to explain the mission of Safe Communities-Safe Schools.
It may be the 21st Century, but Routt County has just caught up to the 20th century when it comes to banking its employees' checks.
Wednesday, October 4
The next time Matthew John Hoffman will appear in a Routt County Courtroom, he will enter a plea regarding an arson, burglary and thefts he has confessed to police he committed.
For the first time in two weeks, the Sailors volleyball team is back in action and ready to put the spike down on the Huskies of Battle Mountain.
Dipping $410,792 into the city's discretionary reserves at Tuesday's budget retreat, City Council members bemoaned the city's lack of revenue to support its needs.
A golden retriever's talent for escaping from the Steamboat Springs Animal Shelter is the reason a 37-year-old man was allegedly caught illegally entering the building.
Lab results that could lead investigators to the cause of a fire on Lynx Pass in May haven't been completed by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, and the lead investigator isn't speculating on when they will be ready.
In the past two weeks, the Steamboat Springs Animal Shelter has experienced an influx of dogs and cats being dropped off, putting the shelter at over capacity.
Andrew Johnston knows what his team needs to do today, when the Steamboat soccer team prepares to do battle with Glenwood Springs at Dudley Field.
100-word essay, $200 could earn lucky person duplex unit
For $200 and a good story, you can pick up a nice home in Steamboat Springs. Sound like a scam? Nope, it's the real thing, says homeowner Michael O'Carroll.
Sailor football player Derek Haverley has already made a significant mark in the Steamboat Springs statistical books this season, as his team prepares for a 7 p.m. date with the Battle Mountain Huskies on Friday at Gardner Field.
In a tight fiscal year, the City Council ax cut deep into that section of the budget that funds the city's most visible changes: capital projects.
Public buildings in Steamboat Springs are one step closer to receiving cheaper, high-speed Internet connections through the "beanpole project."
Tuesday, October 3
City hopes to fully staff transit
As the busy winter season approaches, the city's free bus system is forcing an age-old Economics 101 question: As demand rises, what will happen to supply?
As Summit Tigers quarterback Carlos Ebert-Santos remains paralyzed at Craig Hospital in Denver, local high school coaches and players say they are not convinced football is a dangerous sport.
One of the most popular publications at the Bud Werner Memorial Library in Steamboat Springs isn't in the stacks. A periodical with the innocuous-sounding name of "Value Line" is in such demand and so subject to people tearing pages out of it that to get your hands on it, you have to leave your driver's license at the front desk.
Emma M. Huff died Sept. 18, 2000, at the Yampa Valley Medical Center. She was 94.
Local makes bid to play women's football
Before the summer started, Diane Dwire knew almost nothing about the sport of football.
School seeks locals to teach about the area
Your job, hobbies, past experiences and connection to south Routt County are worth sharing in the South Routt School District, school officials said.
In a $34 million budget full of escalating personnel costs and major capital improvements, the most hard-fought battle was waged Tuesday by City Council members over a few hundred thousand dollars.
Realtors in other ski towns can't figure out how Steamboat does it, John Worden said. They want to know how Steamboat consistently draws 90 Realtors to attend a weekly meeting of the Multiple Listing Service.
Company trying to recruit more Aussie workers
They might consider changing the name of Walton Pond Apartments to Sydney Harbor Arms if the Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. achieves its hiring goals in Australia this fall.
For the past several weeks, the three-room trailer that sits in the Howelsen Hill parking lot has become a second home for freestyle coach Wendy Allen.
The biggest American hero of the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney will be forgotten by most people by the time this newspaper is tossed away.
A 19-year-old Ohio man accused of arson, burglary and theft is expected to be in a Routt County courtroom this afternoon for a bond hearing.
Thursday afternoon, Colorado Attorney General Ken Salazar and Dr. Delbert Elliot, a nationally known violence prevention expert, will be in Steamboat Springs to discuss youth violence in America.
After failing miserably the first time, Routt County is expected to put its jail remodeling project back out to bid, with a higher price ceiling.
A remodeling project planned for the county's communications center, where dispatchers are short staffed and missing a director, is expected to improve morale.
The town of Oak Creek has received a new bid for trash pickup from Waste Management Inc. and for the first time curbside recycling will be offered to south Routt County.
News that a donation jar for a sick infant had been stolen opened the hearts and pocketbooks of many individuals and businesses in Steamboat Springs Tuesday. At the end of the day, some $11,000 had been collected for tiny Kyjah Merrin Burandt.
Coming off two impressive recent victories, the No. 7-ranked Steamboat Sailors continue their run at a state playoff berth when they play host to the Demons of Glenwood Springs at 4 p.m. Oct. 5 at Dudley Field.
Despite the fact the Soroco Rams' running backs combined for more than 100 yards on the ground, the south Routt County football team couldn't find the end zone against the West Grand junior varsity team and lost 34-0.
Someone irritated me enough today to prompt a bold statement that should garner a few calls: Steamboat Springs needs a good dose of illegal immigrants.
Lynn David "Dave" White died Sept. 3, 2000, in Steamboat Springs. He was 49.
The Sailors tennis team's No. 1 singles player, Rich Tifft, and No. 1 doubles team of Walker Pruett and David Upbin both finished the 2000 regular-season campaign last weekend with undefeated records in dual matches.
Community participation has waned over the years
Homecoming at Steamboat Springs High School is a tradition that has changed over the years for better and for worse, alumni and former faculty say.
With hockey season right around the corner and an updated arena to skate in, Oak Creek town officials and the Oak Creek Hockey Association are wondering whose responsibility the rink is and how it will be maintained.
Fetcher, White talk about why they should be legislators
Jay Fetcher and Al White both say they had plenty to keep them busy before they made the decision to run for the state Legislature.
Deer numbers down, and so is DOW coffer
A $4.5 million decrease in annual revenue logged by the Colorado Division of Wildlife this year may cause hunting merchants to bite the bullet until deer populations improve.
The silver cup that is awarded to the winning team in the North American Gaelic Football Championships looked out of place behind a counter at Sean Doran's auto repair shop.
Ann Battelle and Sascha I. Ayad were married Sept. 30, 2000, on the Bread Loaf Campus of Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vt., by Universal Life Minister Brian Harvey and Justice of the Peace, Kim Kimler.
Lisa Goodrich and Ben Carter were married June 10, 2000, at the Euzoa Bible Church in Steamboat Springs with Rob Ryg officiating.
Janice Diane Rudenauer and Michael Stephen Shaler were married Sept. 8, 2000, at the Church of the Resurrection in Hingham, Mass., with the Rev. Arthur Calter officiating.
The owner of the popular coffee spot Mocha Molly's has taken away her tables and chairs at the Old Town Square shopping center on Lincoln Avenue. It wasn't unruly dogs that prompted the latest move, but unruly transients.
High school students from south Routt and elementary school students from Steamboat Springs spent last week bridging the gap between their Routt County hometowns, learning about their environment and beautifying the banks of the Yampa River one tree at a time.
Youth learn from 4-H that the real power behind firearms is knowledge
Around 40 children from the ranch and from the city took aim at shooting awards as well as gun safety and knowledge through the Routt County 4-H shooting program this past year.
Monday, October 2
Some Routt County fire districts claim they'll have to go back to baking cookies to keep fire service available if a statewide ballot initiative passes.
Enrollment figures for the 2000-2001 school year in the Steamboat Springs School District RE-2 are up 37 students from its 1999-2000 figures.
Routt County's clerk and recorder is expecting a historical turnout for the November election.
RU-486, the abortion pill that was approved for distribution by the federal government last week, won't be offered in Steamboat for a while, even though distribution in other parts of the United States could start in a month.
Nobody can say she hasn't put her time in. Eight-year Steamboat Springs School Board member Millie Beall resigned from the board at last night's study session meeting, the same meeting at which she was awarded the 2000 McGuffey Award from the Colorado Association of School Boards.
Exactly 11 months from the day baby Kyjah Merrin Burandt's parents were told their newborn girl would not survive the night, a gallon-sized jar of money, filled by generous residents for fighting the baby's liver transplant, was stolen from McDonald's on U.S. 40.
A new fire truck, improvements to City Hall and Centennial Hall and a finished sidewalk at 13th Street are just three of the capital improvements the residents of Steamboat Springs could see next year. City Council will discuss a number of major capital improvement projects today when it meets at Steamboat Springs Airport for its annual budget retreat.
The Steamboat Springs City Market grocery store could participate this winter in a company plan enabling foreign nationals to work here.
Sunday, October 1
"Stop smoking? That's easy! I've done it hundreds of times," said Mark Twain, underscoring the challenge of tobacco cessation. Most smokers start because of curiosity, peer pressure, advertising influences and exposure to smoking parents. It usually takes a smoker four to seven "practice runs" and a combination of techniques before he or she successfully quits.
The public will be in on north Routt charter school discussions "soon," although a definitive date has not been set, Steamboat Springs School Board member Paul Fisher said.
The Sailors cross-country teams ran into Bulldog country and came home with a pair of fifth-place finishes.
The Soroco Rams volleyball team got the monkey off its back by beating North Park at home Saturday.
It might have been the biggest game of the season, but Steamboat Springs goalkeeper Andrew Litzau wasn't going to speculate.
Most of the city's departments can probably think of a few extra people they could use around the office, if only to take up the slack when things get too hectic.
It may be time buy a half-gallon of orange juice and start popping echinacea pills, because cold and flu seasons are right around the corner and flu shots will be in short supply.
The Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. is readying for several hundred new guests it expects to be crossing Mount Werner Circle on foot daily this winter.