Monday, December 31
Routt County pioneer plans to spend 90th birthday skiing
John Fetcher's father used to tell him, "the most important person in the world is the person with a shovel in his hand."
Airport manager: travelers scoffing at security regulations
Too many travelers bustling through Yampa Valley Regional Airport this holiday season are scoffing at new security regulations designed to thwart potential terrorist acts, airport manager Jim Parker said.
Airports and affordable housing will be on the agenda when representatives of county and city government sit down early in the new year to discuss plans for the future.
Sunday, December 30
Two cars collide head-on; Michigan teen severely injured
Five people were injured, one seriously, after two cars collided head-on Sunday morning on U.S. 40 between Milner and Hayden.
Tips for staying healthy
Stormy, overcast, wintry days can seem to drain your energy, leaving you feeling unmotivated to do more than cuddle up under a warm blanket.
The Oak Creek Police Department is investigating a burglary at Bonfiglio Drug Store.
A new year means a new beginning for some
With the year nearing its end and a new one ready to begin, there is one more holiday tradition that people at least consider taking part in the New Year's resolution.
The new year ahead of us is going to be a doozy the symmetry of the numerals 2002 represents an astral sign a mathematical rarity that renders the profundity of the next 12 months as certain as a foot of snow on Thanksgiving Day.
Saturday, December 29
Winter Sports Club Snowboard Team member earns first place in SOS series event
Racing on his home course for the first time this season, David Manthei felt right at home on Howelsen Hill as he captured first place in the 16-17 age division and the best combined time in the opening competition of the Snowboard Outreach Society's series.
Snowboarders making an impact against best in the country
You can bet that when Steamboat Springs snowboarding coach Mike Mallon looks back on 2001, he will be cracking a little smile.
Going ... going ... gone
Depending on the particular source you rely on, wolverines have either been absent from Colorado since the 19th century or are potentially still in fact present in Colorado but in extremely low numbers.
In 2001, Steamboat Springs' economy had to withstand a tumultous stock market, a reeling real estate market and the uncertainty surrounding its top employer the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp.
There's one in China that contains some batteries, along with a couple of American compact discs and a camera to record faces. There's one in Petra, Jordan, hidden near a lookout to an ancient castle known as the Habees Crusader Fort. There's even one in Scottsbluff, Neb., conveniently located in the Riverside Zoo, and searchers are urged to take in the zoo before finding it.
Think twice about the little guys
Former U.S. Ski Team member Chris Puckett poured a lukewarm cup of coffee out of a thermos and surveyed a makeshift table inside the Kilstrom shop at the Steamboat Ski Area for some cream during a break last week.
For Sailors coach Bruce Alston, the girls basketball team's record of 2-5 doesn't tell the whole story. "Our win-lose record isn't impressive," he said. "As a team, we're getting better at things we need to get better at. One of our goals is to improve from week to week."
Perhaps the biggest obstacle in the Sailors' 5-1 season has not come on the court. As the Sailors entered their second basketball tournament, they were absent a player. Senior Ray Banning lay in an intensive care unit at a Denver hospital after complications from an operation to remove a bone tumor in his left calf.
Taxpayers urged to 'check' their forms The Colorado Division of Wildlife is urging taxpayers in the state to help save endangered or threatened animals by contributing part of their 2001 state income tax returns to the Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Fund.
Palm Pilot software gives you upper hand on smart eating
So you're going out to eat and you want to eat smart, but how can you when you don't know how much fat there is in a serving of Kung Pao shrimp? Or how many carbs in a tortilla or two, or the amount of sodium in an order of McDonald's French fries?
Real estate sales end year at $261 million, down 30 percent from 2000
The Steamboat real estate industry skied off course in 2001, dropping $115 million in dollar volume compared to the record year of 2000.
Village Inn stores receive honor The Village Inn restaurants in Steamboat Springs and Craig are among a group of 10 that combined to win a top award from the national chain this month.
Real estate transactions for Dec. 19-26, 2001
The final phase of the Christie Club condominium project is under construction on the Right-O-Way ski trail, near the bottom of the Christie Chairlift.
Friday, December 28
In 2002, several Planned Parenthood health centers in Colorado that depend on state subsidies will lose family planning funding.
Lodging numbers continue to give local resort officials reason to be optimistic that Steamboat Springs is going to weather the lingering effects of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and the economic recession.
Craig police chief: Bombing plot could have caused substantial damage
Though he refused to give specific details, Craig's police chief said Friday that three Moffat County High School students accused of plotting to blow up the school and the county courthouse posed a serious threat to the community.
Thursday, December 27
The Tugboat Saloon in Ski Time Square celebrates its 30th anniversary with The Fabulous Boogienauts Sunday and Monday (New Year's Eve).
Wild Horse presents work by Albracht The Wild Horse Gallery presents a Gregg Albracht exhibit through Jan. 6 at the gallery in the Sheraton.
Concerns raised about actions of former GRAMNET agent
Felony drug charges filed against a 26-year-old Steamboat Springs man have been dismissed because of concerns about the actions of the drug agent who worked the case.
Locals react to movie about Afghanistan
If there is one positive development to come out of the horror that Osama bin Laden has unleashed on the world, it is the end of the 20-year-long civil war in Afghanistan and the expulsion or submission of the Taliban, said George Tolles.
Nike TV spot filmed on location to feature Picabo Street
Swoosh. While it might be the sound of Picabo Street as she barrels down Mount Werner's See Me run, it is a different kind of swoosh that Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. is looking to build upon.
The Loan Closet of the Steamboat Springs Pregnancy Resource Center serves as more than storage space for coat hangers and boxes.
Book puts all Western U.S. resort communities on notice
Daniel Glick lit a match under some ski resort executives when he published a book this year about the 1998 Vail Mountain fires that became a treatise on the dangers inherent in a tourism economy.
A photo of Hank Edwards and Larry Lamb hangs above a table in the Tugboat Grill & Pub under the heading the "Ignorance of Youth."
Earlier this fall, thousands of hippies in dreadlocks, preppy Front Range college students and an assortment of out-of-towners waited outside the Fillmore in Denver to watch Leftover Salmon.
A time for friends
Many people think New Year's Eve is overrated. But the eve of a new year should bring excitement and an excuse to celebrate all of the good memories now filed in your mind.
Steamboat Springs Assistant Police Chief Art Fiebing has an alternative for anyone who plans to try to drive after drinking on New Year's Eve.
A 29-year-old fugitive who was living in Clark has been arrested by federal agents for a rape he allegedly committed in Great Britain at least five years ago.
Today Jive plays their eclectic ensemble of groove, roots, soulful jams and a hint of electronica at the Tugboat, 1860 Ski Time Square 21 and older only. With an Allman Brothers and Grateful Dead twist and a collaboration of four jazz-educated musicians, Jive will play danceable favorites from their latest self-titled CD. Call 879-7070 for more information.
Wednesday, December 26
Group sees contributions from second-home owners
Helped by second-home owners who contributed this year to local charities, the Routt County United Way has almost reached its goal of $300,000 for 2002 two months earlier than it did last year.
Cross-country tour tradition continues
For a few, dedicated, cross-country skiers in Steamboat Springs celebrating the arrival of the New Year is a time-honored tradition that has more to do with kilometers than kegs.
In order to ski all season on the same hill used by 50-plus Olympians over the past 80 years for less than $100, skiers and snowboarders will have to act quickly.
Expert: The danger may not be extreme but the threat is still there
The backcountry surrounding Steamboat Springs was thought by many to be benign in terms of avalanche danger, but March 18, 2001, changed that. That day Routt County resident Sean Clancy, 34, died while skiing on Farwell Mountain, not far from Steamboat Lake State Park.
Arena sees 'huge' jump in skating program participation
A combination of an upgraded facility, Olympic excitement and an advertising campaign has meant a 43-percent increase in Howelsen Ice Arena's skating programs this year.
City continues program to turn Christmas trees to mulch
Christmas trees may brighten homes for only a short season, but their usefulness extends long after the holidays.
Musicians, jugglers offer holiday fare
Strings in the Mountains' "Baroque Holiday Concert" begins its 15th music season with a joyous and profound holiday performance at 7:30 p.m. today at the Sheraton Grand Ballroom.
Exhibition to feature solo, synchronized performances
If you're looking for a place to brush up on your figure skating spectatorship before the Olympics, the Steamboat Springs Figure Skating Club exhibition will be a good place to start.
Tuesday, December 25
Locals and visitors alike turn out for 'typical Steamboat event'
The Christmas feast was not scheduled to start until 2:30 p.m., but people were already lining up at the community center for the smoked meats, hearty cheesecake and warm vegetable casseroles at 1:45 p.m.
Riders can catch big air at ski area's new superpipe
The tide was favorable Monday, and a flock of snowboarders and free skiers surfed Mavericks, the new superpipe at the Steamboat Ski Area.
Road will be narrowed; mobility will be improved
With the construction of the Steamboat Grand, the area around Mount Werner Circle will receive some major upgrades, not the least of which will take place at the Gondola Transit Center.
City sees increase in sales-tax revenues over last year
Sales taxes seemed to defy expectations in October as the city saw a 4-percent increase in sales-tax revenues from last October. Pushed in part by auto dealerships offering 0 percent financing deals after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, local retail operations moved the local economy forward in October.
Workers needed until more foreign nationals come to town
Trish Sullivan, director of Human Resources a the Steamboat Ski Area, asked Santa for help, and it arrived Dec. 24 in the form of 20 to 30 returning food court workers and cooks from Jamaica.
Starting Jan. 1, fees for state parks across Colorado will increase for the first time in five years.
Local freestyle skier Chris Pusey dominated a pair of Rocky Mountain Division events in Winter Park Dec. 21 and 22.
Town Challenge already off to a good start
Local skiers Heidi Nunnikoven and Chris Puckett set the standard in the opening Town Challenge race of the season last week by posting the fastest times of the night at Howelsen.
Monday, December 24
of the annual Bump-Off party on the ski mountain
St. Patrick's luck ran out this winter in what would have been the 13th year of the Chute 1 Bump Off. The grass-roots celebration of skill on snow drew hundreds, make that thousands, of people every March 17 to the Steamboat Ski Area's upper mountain.
NWS: More precipitation likely to hit next week
The snow already on the ground will have to do for anyone hoping for a white Christmas. No new snow is forecast until next week.
Couple celebrating 25th anniversary at Hilltop dancing the night away
Every Wednesday night for a year and a half, Michael and Victoria Carrington, Steamboat residents since 1984, have been dancing at the Hilltop.
Sunday, December 23
Many people get caught breaking law during holidays
The holidays are a time when people go out and have a good time, but that fun can lead to an unwelcome trip to the Routt County Jail.
Hattie Schubert, 89, is alone in this world she has no surviving relatives. But when Christmas Day dawns, she will have the memory of a special Christmas a long time ago in the small town of Blettenberg, Germany.
Holiday Classic events draw athletes from around the region
Alpine ski racing will heat up the slopes of Howelsen and Mount Werner this week as the Holiday Classic International Ski Federation (FIS) races take center stage.
Woman hopes words of encouragement, holiday cheer are sent to soldier
Deo Hobbs said her holiday wish as a mother is to have her daughter, Marie Koly, home safe from her participation in the war on terrorism. Koly is on the USS Decatur, which is on its way to the Persian Gulf.
Chris Sachs may be second only to Santa Claus as the busiest person from Christmas Eve to Christmas Day.
Intruder steals cash, snowboards from The Click
A burglar took $180 cash and two snowboards from The Click snowboard and skate shop in Central Park Plaza sometime early Saturday morning, but the damage to the store will be the big financial loss.
The Junior Freestyle program at the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club will have the home-slope advantage when the season opens Jan. 6.
County needs $90,000 to erect multipurpose building
The multipurpose building for the Routt County Fairgrounds is closer to becoming a reality, but funds are still needed for the project.
Like many others, Courtney Bell came to Steamboat chasing Olympic dreams.
A woman was taken to Yampa Valley Medical Center Saturday after suffering minor injuries from a tractor accident.
Saturday, December 22
Where is the 'high country'?
Colorado's television and radio news outlets have a fascination with the term "high country" when talking about the weather.
Real estate transactions for Dec. 13-18
The holidays are a perfect time for purchasing fitness gear
The sales are tempting. Prices are low, financing is available, and what you've been telling yourself may be true: The holidays are the perfect time to buy a major new piece of fitness gear for the house. Here's what you should know, however, before making a purchase.
A sleigh ride through a snow-covered field can be nostalgic, even if it is a first-time experience. Usually wrapped in wool blankets, the riders feel the pull of two Belgium or Clydesdale work horses, while ringing sleigh bells mingle with the breath of the large animals and the occasional "Yha" of the sleigh driver, proving the ride a unique alternative activity for visitors and locals in the Yampa Valley.
Horizon clients experience independent living for the first time
The idea of shoveling snow off sidewalks and patio decks might send a visible shudder through Misty Garcia, but the thought of living on her own spreads a smile across her face so warm it could melt a mid-winter snow fall.
It takes more than a red hat to play Santa
The holidays present a timely opportunity for some people to help others suspend belief for a moment and believe in something all too unbelievable. Every year they don red flannel and shiny black boots, sit in large chairs and balance toddlers on their knees.
Steamboat office of engineering firm prospecting for work in Europe, Asia
The story of how a small mine engineering shop in Steamboat Springs became part of a global giant doing business from Buenos Aries to Shanghai is an unlikely one. It has everything to do with hard work, business acumen and a picture postcard.
In celebration of Christmas, the Steamboat Pilot & Today offers one of the most famous newspaper editorials ever, "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus." Written by Francis Church, the editorial originally appeared in the New York Sun in 1897.
In the last 30 seconds of Saturday's game, the Hayden Tigers weren't trying to put a bucket in for the tiebreaking play and they weren't trying to come from behind to capture the win at the buzzer what they were trying to do was keep the West Grand Mustangs from hitting the century-mark.
If Air Force Capt. Michael Brothers had his way, there would be one more year before the Olympics.
Cantafio's sells glamorously slinky sleepwear, but the new SleepOverzzz store sells comfy flannel jammies.
Elaine Gay keeps the West alive
The farmhouse that sits at the end of County Road 18C hosts no strangers. Its front steps welcome no unwanted visitors. Its kitchen serves no uninvited guests.
Close to home
In just over a month tens of thousands of people will flock to the mountains surrounding Salt Lake City to witness one of the biggest spectacles in sports the Winter Olympic Games.
Local briefing for Dec. 23, 2001
The record for Dec. 15-22, 2001
Star One Ranch features reservoir, home and barn
Star One Ranch isn't for second homeowners seeking ski-in/ski-out convenience, nor is it for vacationers who want the ability to stroll to shops and restaurants. But for well-heeled buyers seeking their own cattle spread with a 15-acre reservoir and easy access to the jetport in Hayden, this could be the place.
Steamboat Village to list Catamount Catamount Development this week announced it would list its remaining properties at Lake Catamount with Steamboat Village Brokers.
Tiger girls rip defending champs
The Hayden Tigers will enter their winter break with a little extra holiday spirit after beating the defending state champions 63-39 Saturday.
The ice may not be so nice Anglers gearing up for another season of ice fishing are advised to be cautious when venturing onto the ice early in the season. According to the Colorado Division of Wildlife, each year some anglers push it and head out early when the ice is too thin.
With the first period of the World Cup season behind him, U.S. Ski Team coach Tom Steitz said he is pretty happy with where the team is right now.
Building permits for Dec. 10-14
The man, the myth, the legend
With Christmas Eve right around the corner, the Steamboat Pilot & Today was lucky enough to get a couple minutes with Santa Claus, who gave us his insight on his list, his sleigh, his reindeer and so much more.
Louisiana-style restaurant, new service station, exercise gym coming to west side center
Byron Chrisman is so intent on bringing a new breakfast/lunch restaurant to Elk River Crossing, he's formed a new business entity with the owners of his favorite restaurant in Boulder.
Wednesday, December 19
Colorado H.S. football honors run through Steamboat, Hayden
Four area football players were recently given all-state kudos for their efforts during the 2001 football season.
City Council members commit to finding money to keep youth center open
All seven members of the Steamboat Springs City Council said Wednesday they will make sure Emerald City stays open, regardless of whether community grants come in.
Women's group fills suitcases for Advocates clients
Old luggage serves a new purpose this Christmas season.
Steamboat Springs skier on his way to Salt Lake Olympics
There were no surprises in Saturday's Nordic Combined World Cup at Howelsen Hill Todd Lodwick made sure of that.
Wyoming resident allegedly threatens ex-girlfriend
A jury trial is scheduled to start today for a 54-year-old Rock Springs, Wyo., man who is charged with two counts of felony stalking.
Teachers association says more public input needed
The Steamboat Springs Education Association said the Steamboat Springs School Board should have sought more public input before recruiting and appointing Pat Gleason to fill a vacant position on the school board.
$45,000 will be used for professional development
First Impressions of Routt County has received a grant that will pay for professional development for early childhood education providers.
Entertainment a big part of Realtors holiday feast
Those who attend the community dinner on Christmas Day can tap their toes while they fill their plates.
U.S. Ski Team member Alan Alborn proved why he is one of the best special jumpers in the country right now.
Tuesday, December 18
Group looking to broker deal for Emerald Mountain
Members of the Emerald Mountain Partnership said this week the group could broker a deal for the acquisition of the mountain as early as next year.
1998 Oympic bronze medalist secures place after winning Grand Prix event
Since Shannon Dunn took a bronze in the 1998 Olympics, she has won every Chevy Truck U.S. Grand Prix halfpipe competition she has entered. For Dunn, that meant taking home a truck or $10,000 check for every Grand Prix she has won.
Hayden's girls basketball team had a strong start to its league play as the team walked away with a 39-33 win Saturday against Plateau Valley. "We're really focused on league games; that is what gets us to regionals," Tigers coach Donald Rolando said.
Local teams post top results in tournament
The three area wrestling teams that traveled to the West Grand Tournament Saturday might not have had as high of numbers as the tournament champion, Wiggins, but they did have grapplers that came home as place winners and one named as the tournament's outstanding wrestler.
Howelsen Ice Arena appealing to a number of residents
Soon after the city completed a financing package on an upgrade to the ice rink earlier this year, the refrigeration system gave out and the ice sheet became a slushy mess. Now, more skaters than ever have learned to glide on the glassy surface at the newly renovated Howelsen Ice Arena and the city is pushing ahead with scheduled improvements. Parks and Recreation Director Chris Wilson presented an update on the arena to the City Council on Tuesday.
The Hayden and South Routt school districts moved one step closer to determining the need for a joint alternative school. The two districts heard earlier this week that they received almost $20,000 to further address the possibility of providing something different for students who do not fit in with a traditional classroom setting.
City decides not to accept Rotary pledge to help fund Emerald City
The City Council stood behind its decision to deny lease funding to Emerald City Tuesday night even after receiving a challenge from a community group intent on saving the facility.
Ackerman races to World Cup win; Lodwick is sixth
American Nordic combined skier Matt Dayton wasn't surprised to hear that the top finishers in Tuesday's event didn't even know his name. "I only skied two periods last year and these were my first two competitions on the World Cup this season," Dayton said. "So, I wouldn't be too surprised if a few of the guys didn't know who I was."
Water Conservation Board awards grant to study project
A study on the expansion of the Elkhead Reservoir will move forward thanks to a $500,000 grant from the Colorado Water Conservation Board.
City, county and Orton Foundation working to place first touch-screen computer in Centennial Hall
Deb Smith, of the Orton Family Foundation, picked up the Steamboat Springs Area Community Plan, a document at least 100 pages in length, and flapped it in the air above her desk in Centennial Hall. "Who is going to read that," she asked?
County studying options for improving filtration system
Routt County is proposing to improve the Phippsburg Water Treatment Plant next year, which could have a financial impact on users. The county is examining options that would improve the plant's water filtration system and clear up the water's light brown color during the spring runoff.
Jumping and Nordic combined action will continue at Howelsen Hill today as the top American skiers hit the hills for the Gold Cup.
Monday, December 17
After consulting more than 100 residents at a two-day kickoff event in November, the city and county will now go outside the Steamboat bubble for some professional consulting about the Steamboat Springs Community Area Plan.
The Routt County Board of Commissioners is expected to approve its supplemental budget for 2001 this morning.
Christmas Wishes program also will aid families in need
Cassidy Kurtz, Routt County Fair and Rodeo queen, helped Jean Morrow and Millie Beall sort out the final toys in the back of a Ford truck at Steamboat Motors to be distributed to children in Routt County.
Groups considering grants for youth center in upcoming weeks
The City Council will deal with the unanswered questions regarding Emerald City tonight in what could amount to a last-ditch attempt to save the youth center for at least eight months or a final plea to community groups to come to the city's rescue.
Ski Town USA Classic gets rolling again today with World Cup Sprint
There will be fewer jumps to nail, fewer kilometers to ski and, of course, added pressure on the top Nordic Combined skiers in the world when the Ski Town USA Classic resumes at Howelsen Hill today.
Wouldn't it be nice if snowmobilers and (nonmotorized) backcountry skiers voluntarily organized a club to improve their backcountry experience?
After a busy December run, two local women's hockey teams will have to wait until January for the next game.
Members of the Steamboat Springs Education Association are dissatisfied with the school board's action to appoint a new member without voter input, according to a letter addressed to the Steamboat Springs School Board.
Funds will aid low-income seniors and disabled residents
Four years ago, a Routt County Human Services worker started a program during the holidays that benefits low-income senior citizens and disabled residents in the county.
Sunday, December 16
Lodwick leads way for Americans
Shortly before the start of Sunday's 15-kilometer cross-county race, American coach Tom Steitz leaned over a fence that separated the course from the spectators and shared a kiss with his wife Kathy.
With the completion of one indoor horse facility and another one in the works, the question will not be "if," but rather "where" in Hayden area youngsters can demonstrate their horsemanship and livestock know-how.
Steamboat resident Jeanne Lodwick has a vested interest in the World Cup Nordic Combine. Watching her son, Todd, who placed second in the competition Sunday, is obviously reason enough to be emotionally involved.
This is a story about Jack Rabbit Johanson, who lived to the age of 107 in his adopted Canada. But the tale begins on Storm Peak, on a frigid December morning.
The Strings in the Mountains Festival of Music organizers are collaborating with four other Colorado festivals to create a Mountain Music Alliance that would offer residents the opportunity to visit four mountain towns with outstanding music festivals at a discounted rate.
Today will be the busiest day of the year at post offices nationwide, including the one in Steamboat Springs, as residents rush to get packages mailed in time for delivery prior to Christmas.
Saturday, December 15
Class notes for Dec. 16, 2001
Elementary school students in the Steamboat Springs School District will have cowbells and American flags in hand welcoming some of the world's greatest Nordic Combined skiers Tuesday at Howelsen Hill. About 1,000 students will be the majority of the crowd on television at the 2001 World Cup competition that will air on NBC.
Xcel Energy, Yampa Valley Electric's power supplier and operator of the Hayden Power Station, needs to build a backup power line to service the Steamboat Springs and North Routt County areas. Jim Chappell, manager of consumer accounts for Yampa Valley Electric, explained some of the technicalities of the project.
You have to wonder if the City Council wouldn't like a "do-over" on its resolution supporting the designation of 1.6 million acres of federal land in Colorado as wilderness. Maybe if council members had not approved the resolution back in October, they would not have spent nearly two hours last Tuesday listening to a debate on the issue, which the council has little or no influence on.
Santa Claus pulled up in his sleigh Saturday afternoon at Torian Plum Plaza with an ear tuned to children's Christmas wishes. But the grownups who planned his arrival had a wish list of their own this weekend.
Local group trying to upgrade Howelsen's jumping facilities
Outfitted in antique brown leather skiing boots, red wool socks pulled up to his knees, brown wool knickers and a forest green shawl-collared sweater cinched with a thin leather belt, Kris Hammond may or may not be the spitting image of Carl Howelsen.
Building permits for Dec. 1-7, 2001
Loris "Bugs" Werner remembers skiing the mountain that bears his family name when trudging up the mountain was the only way to ski down. In fact, Werner skied what is now the Steamboat Ski Area before there were any runs.
In brief for Dec. 16, 2001
When a Steamboat Springs travel agency announced its Dec. 1 closing, one of its employees realized her job was coming to an end. But that didn't mean she had to say goodbye to the profession.
Kindergartners help spread holiday cheer
Students at South Routt Elementary School used their creativity to add some holiday cheer to downtown Oak Creek. The kindergarten classes of Peggy Barnes and Mary Shanklin made likenesses of Santa Claus to hang in the windows of the Oak Creek Post Office.
The record for Dec. 8-15, 2001
Around town for Dec. 16, 2001
Planning for painless holiday travel
With heightened security at most airports and train stations in the country, traveling this holiday season may take a toll on your patience and could cause missed flights and disappointed families if travelers are not careful.
The Weekly Planner for Dec. 16, 2001
Routt County sees a steady increase in home education
When Steamboat Springs' pioneering home educators, Del and Nina Lockhart, decided to teach their oldest child at home in 1985, they knew of only three other families in Routt County that were also home schooling.
Local briefing for Dec. 16, 2001
Real estate transacations for Dec. 6-12, 2001
Letters for Dec. 16, 2001
Friday, December 14
A judge ruled Friday the More family illegally backed out of a lease agreement with a Steamboat Springs man, who is proposing to put a gravel pit on the property.
Steamboat's Mayer leads U.S. Team at Sprint World Cup
The slopes of the Steamboat Ski Area are like a second home for local mogul skier Travis Mayer. But on Friday, Mayer said he felt a little bit lost as he stood at the bottom of the Voo Doo ski run waiting to see if the world's best mogul skiers could knock him out of the top spot in the Sprint U.S. Grand National World Cup mogul event.
When the judges' scores were announced after the final women's mogul skier crossed the finish line of Friday's Steamboat Springs U.S. Freestyle Grand National, the look on the face of Norway's Kari Traa was one of surprise.
The city-owned Williams Preserve property will get a $9,250 upgrade thanks to a grant from the Colorado Youth Corps Association's Land Stewardship Partnership with Great Outdoors Colorado.
Thursday, December 13
World Cup means valuable television exposure for Stea mboat
Visitors to Steamboat this weekend will be treated to a free Olympic preview featuring many of the athletes who will represent their respective countries in freestyle and Nordic skiing at the winter Games in February.
With less than three weeks before the new year, the city still has not found funding to pay the lease on Emerald City for most of 2002.
When Continental Flight 318 from Houston touched down at Yampa Valley Regional Airport at 4:15 p.m. Thursday it was late, but at least it was nearly full.
Wednesday, December 12
A strong St. Mary's Pirates defense proved too much for the Steamboat Sailors as they tallied only four points in the first half of Thursday's game in the first round of the Steamboat Shoot-Out.
Jarle Halsnes claims More Ranch broke deal with him
Attorneys are expected to call their final witnesses today in a civil trial in which a Steamboat Springs man claims the More family illegally terminated an agreement with him to operate a gravel pit on the family's ranch.
Mustangs team to beat at Girls Shoot-Out
Steamboat Springs High School will play host to some of the best girls basketball teams in the state when the Steamboat Shoot-Out begins today.
Hayden board tables decision until January meeting
In response to school district employees' opposition to extending the school year, the Hayden School Board gave an early nod Wednesday evening to keeping the district's traditional calendar.
European tour memorable for U.S. skiers
It was just like the movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles only nobody was laughing.
The Hayden and South Routt school districts have moved one step closer to developing a joint alternative school.
On Monday morning, Conor McGreal felt the anguish and frustration that has plagued other ski and snowboard riders this week. McGreal and his neighbor became victims of a crime that happens all too often during the ski season ski and snowboard thefts.
U.S. Ski Team competing in Steamboat this weekend
Freestyle skier Ryan Riley was busy on Wednesday attempting to figure out the World Cup course at the Steamboat Ski Area.
ASC reports first-quarter losses
Top executives of American Skiing Co. confirmed for the first time Wednesday they do not expect to finalize the sale of the Steamboat Ski Area before the first of the year, as they had hoped.
Adults and parents of children with Attention Deficit Disorder will have an opportunity to learn about alternative ways to overcome a condition that challenges young and old alike.
This week's Sprint U.S. Grand Nationals are a sort of homecoming for Australian skier Manuela Berchtold.
Lodwick eager for Steamboat's World Cup event
Nordic combined skier Todd Lodwick spoke with a new sense of confidence as he spoke with the media Thursday afternoon at Howelsen Hill.
County will help fund transportation to, from Steamboat
For the fourth year in a row, Routt County will subsidize public transportation between South Routt and Steamboat Springs.
Less than two weeks ago, the Sailors left Roaring Fork with a championship tournament title and 15 points ahead of the Rams. At the start of Thursday's game, it looked like the Sailors picked up where they left off as they jumped out to an early 12-0 lead. But a Rams rally in the fourth quarter made things a little uncomfortable for the Sailors as their lead dwindled to three points with five minutes left in the game.
Boys b-ball team hosts tourney tonight
Since 1997, the Sailors have taken home championship titles after nine of their 11 preseason basketball tournaments. And they hope to make it 10 out of 12 as they head into the Steamboat Shoot-Out tonight.
The conversation swirling around U.S. Ski Team member Jeremy Bloom after Tuesday's training session had very little to do with skiing.
When Lafarge Corp. reached an agreement with the More family in March to operate a gravel pit on the family's ranch, it was willing to pay Jarle Halsnes $100,000.
Visitors to the City Cafe looking for a grande latte will leave unsatisfied. The operators of the cafe in Centennial Hall are so authentically western they size their coffees as Lil' Joe, The Ben and The Hoss, three different-sized brothers from the hit television show "Bonanza."
Tuesday, December 11
The town of Hayden will likely undergo changes in the coming decades, as the effects of an annual 2 percent to 3 percent growth rate materialize.
A substantial financial boost from the state promises good news for future growth in Hayden. The Colorado Water Resource and Power Development Authority finally approved a $1 million loan on Friday to upgrade Hayden's 25-year-old water plant.
Waving copies of petitions and the U.S. Constitution, members of the public made their claims before the City Council Tuesday night as to why or why not Northwest Colorado needs more wilderness areas.
A district judge will have to decide whether Jarle Halsnes was pushed out of a gravel pit deal or if the Steamboat Springs man was simply out to make money for himself off a gravel pit on the More Ranch.
The Hayden School Board will take public comment tonight on a plan to lengthen the school calendar.
Committee will review airport
If there is a way to make the Steamboat Springs Airport a profitable enterprise without commercial service, the city is poised to find it.
The Steamboat Springs High School speech team finished its first round of competitions Saturday as 14 of its members traveled to the Cherry Creek Invitational Tournament.
Precision Excavating must make road improvements soon
If Precision Excavating wants to open the Camilletti-Milner Pit anytime soon, it must commit to finishing improvements on County Road 179 within six months.
The Hayden wrestling team might be small, but it is mighty.
The Bantam A Braves added another win to their 5-1 season Saturday when they defeated the Denver Country Club, 5-1.
Sailor wrestler places first at Olathe Tournament
Steamboat's Wes Adams once again took top honors for the Sailors wrestling team as he placed first at the Olathe Tournament on Saturday.
After almost two seasons of howling, the operators of the alpine slide may finally sign a lease agreement with the city. On Tuesday night, the city tabled a decision on a lease agreement for Howelsen Hill with Community Slide Inc. to continue negotiations.
Routt County will no longer collect a 1-percent sales tax on farm equipment, parts and certain agricultural supplies.
Some 15 years ago, Steamboat local Kay Wagner was called to give blood and it was an emergency.
Sunday, December 9
Although evidence indicates the idea of closing or altering the Steamboat Springs Airport has been discussed for months, tonight will be the first time the City Council will deal with the topic head on in an open public hearing.
Man accuses More family of backing out of agreement
A Steamboat Springs man contends he had an agreement with the family that owns the More Ranch to mine a portion of the property long before Lafarge Corp. submitted an application to operate a gravel pit on the ranch.
Commissioners believe designation is inappropriate
The Moffat County Commissioners will get a chance tonight to show Steamboat Springs why they believe new wilderness designations are inappropriate in their county.
Significant changes related to Sept. 11 attacks
The Routt County Board of Commissioners is expected to adopt a $30.8 million budget for 2002 today.
Snow falling softly, beautifully lit holiday displays and Christmas caroling with hot chocolate afterward all make for a vision of a peaceful time of year. It's a vision that can be far from the reality of this busy time of year.
Latest Ski Corp. report: 35 inches at mid-mountain
Wednesday and the coming weekend could be the best bets on catching a powder day of skiing as inches of snow-base on the ski resort is creeping up.
Tradition is nothing to trifle with once you lose it, it's difficult to recover. But when you have it, tradition can enrich your life.
Partnership's goal for Emerald: '100 percent preservation'
The Emerald Mountain Partnership is considering a mixture of public and private funding to purchase and reserve a large section of the mountain.
Speed, road conditions likely cause of two-vehicle collision
An Oak Creek woman and her two children were taken to Yampa Valley Medical Center Monday morning following a two-vehicle accident on Colorado 131.
20-year-old dies after head-on collision in Arvada
A 20-year-old former Steamboat Springs resident died Sunday in a four-car accident in Arvada.
The annual search for the Yule Log has begun. Here are the clues so far:
One of Steamboat's most anticipated holiday traditions begins today with the publication of the first Yule Log clue.
Despite loss to Panthers, Sailors perform well on the court
Sailors girls basketball coach Bruce Alston was pleased with just about everything he saw on the court in Saturday night's game against Rangely with the exception of the final score.
Nordic Combined skier Todd Lodwick was expected to arrive home Monday evening after one of his best World Cup starts ever.
The world's top mogul skiers began arriving in Steamboat Springs today and will be on the slopes of Voo Doo preparing for the first event of the Sprint U.S. Freestyle Grand Nationals starting Wednesday.
Making it to the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Utah is a goal of all 30 athletes who will compete in next week's Gold Cup at Howelsen Hill.
Saturday, December 8
A Wish List
With only a dozen or so shopping days left until Christmas, we have developed a wish list for Santa to consider.
Real estate transactions for Nov. 29 to Dec. 5, 2001
An end of an Oak Creek era or is it?
The large fish in the dining room will eventually come down. Most of the pictures will stay. The rustic atmosphere shouldn't change all that much. But the name will go.
Letters for Dec. 9, 2001
Shawn Zwak is one of the most visible law enforcement officers and firefighters in Steamboat Springs, riding his bike around town tens of miles a day. Pretty soon, though, he may become entirely invis
The prosecution of Thomas Lee Johnson was the costliest case for the 14th Judicial District Attorney's office since 1995. For the 13-day trial in Larimer County, District Attorney Paul McLimans spent $20,600.
When will West End Village get off ground?
The quest for affordable housing in Steamboat Springs continues through an organization call the Regional Affordable Living Foundation. Executive Director Rob Dick gives an update on the West End Village project, where the group hopes to be next year and a look at the need for affordable housing in the area.
Local briefing for Dec. 9, 2001
Class notes for Dec. 9, 2001
The record for Dec. 2-8, 2001
Johnston and Rohrer
Birth announcements for Dec. 9, 2001
While you may be searching the lots for that perfect Christmas tree to liven up your house and create a festive holiday mood, quite a few others will be decorating trees organically in the Routt National Forest, simply going for the fake ones or not going for any at all.
Around town for Dec. 9, 2001
Building permits for Nov. 26-30, 2001
The weekly planner for Dec. 10-15, 2001
Canned food drive sees a jump in response in light of Sept. 11
When fifth-grader Haley O'Brien sat on Santa Claus' lap at Howelsen Hill's holiday party, she asked for world peace. Chances are it was quite a different request than the one she had last year, but since Sept. 11 this has become quite a different world for those of O'Brien's age.
Financing for housing project coming up short
Shawn Zwak is one of the most visible law enforcement officers and firefighters in Steamboat Springs, riding his bike around town tens of miles a day. Pretty soon, though, he may become entirely invisible, like so many others who have been forced to leave the valley because of the high cost of living.
Food bank keeps busy with increase of unemployed
The people who see the food come and go daily at the local food pantry know much about the holiday practice of giving and receiving. "You give it away, and you hope that someone will help to fill those empty shelves again," said Penny Lucas, LIFT-UP community resource case manager.
Tis the season for Poinsettias, holly, pine and more
A sea of red and white Poinsettias has begun to fill rooms and cover floors in Steamboat Floral and Alpine Floral just days before Hanukkah and weeks before Christmas and New Year's Day. Although Poinsettias represent a time of year when thoughtful gifts are symbols of affection, floral arrangements during the holidays don't have to remain traditional.
Friday, December 7
As one of United Methodist Youth Group's efforts to fulfill their Compassion and Action motto for the year, youth group members are selling animals or shares of the animals to be given to impoverished families around the world, providing them with a source of income or self-sufficiency.
Animal lovers want a more convenient way to say goodbye
Sue and Dave Oakley are seeking a more convenient final resting place for pets in northwest Colorado.
Sailors coach, lineman selected to 2002 all-star game at UNC
The last time Mark Drake coached the all-state team; it was two years after the Sailors won the state championship and the year record-setting Tom Southall and Fred Latimer played for the Sailors.
A 32-year-old Steamboat Springs man pleaded guilty to multiple charges stemming from thefts of two sport utility vehicles within a week in July.
Thursday, December 6
Boys b-ball team may be absent one starter this weekend
The Steamboat Sailors boys basketball team looks to continue its winning streak when it takes the court for its home opener Saturday night.
When Rebekah McBride was a little girl, she would play one of her favorite records again and again Joan Sutherland's "Messiah."
Steamboat Art hosting annual event today The Steamboat Art Co. holds the seventh annual Candlelight Evening with refreshments from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the store on the corner of Lincoln Avenue and Ninth Street. One hundred percent of proceeds of specially marked down items will be donated to the Sept. 11 Relief Fund and Routt County Habitat for Humanity Land Fund. Call 879-3383 for more information.
Soprano singer Bobbi Keller said she finds it funny that being a ski instructor pays the bills even though singing is what she studied in college years ago.
After watching the movie "Blues Brothers" about five years ago, a group of guys at the University of Cincinnati's Conservatory of Music decided the name for Ray Charles' music store would make a good name for a blues band.
Today Groove rock band New Jack Hippies plays at the Tugboat, 1860 Ski Time Square 21 and older only. Call 879-7070 for more information.
Understanding the hype
Everyone thinks I should make a big deal about Lyle Lovett coming to Steamboat Springs for a concert Dec. 21. I personally don't know the guy, his music or his lifestyle other than the fact that he was married to mega-movie star Julia Roberts.
Sailors dance team competing for state title
Ten members of the Steamboat Springs High School dance team will travel to Denver this weekend in search of a state title.
The people who showed up to give blood Oct. 3 at the Steamboat Springs Airport arrived early and stayed late.
The numbers are in: Despite reports to the contrary, six out of 10 Steamboat children would rather be tube jumpers than ski jumpers.
It has been seven months since a special prosecutor has been appointed to investigate an expense fund of former 14th Judicial Deputy District Attorney Charles Feldmann, and the case is expected to continue into next year.
Sailors to take on Panthers
With only one starter from last year's rotation gone, the Rangely High School girls basketball team will look very familiar to Steamboat Springs when the teams meet Saturday on the Panthers' home court.
As advertised, "II Plays," the latest production at the Seventh Street Playhouse, has some risqulements at least one of the two plays does. But don't think that should be a reason not to go see Seth Bograd's sixth directorial project.
Steamboat's big mountain is lending a helping hand to its little mountain.
Routt County is not ready to move forward with a recommendation to hire additional personnel and equipment to fight wildland fires.
Wednesday, December 5
The city of Steamboat Springs has agreed to take over administration of the Grant, Routt and Moffat Narcotics Enforcement Team, which came under fire earlier this fall.
A two-lot subdivision in Old Town Steamboat has required more public meetings than many projects 10 times its size.
When Pat Gleason first became politically involved in the Steamboat Springs School District, it was to speak out against it.
Steamboat skiers competing in U.S. freestyle selection events
Former Winter Sports Club mogul skier Emiko Torito opened the freestyle season on a high note last week with a victory at the Rocky Mountain Championships in Winter Park.
Ski Corp. to open more trails today
Assuming the weather forecast is accurate, skiers and riders at the Steamboat Ski Area will be making fresh tracks on new terrain today.
A 37-year-old Oregon woman faces numerous felony charges after she allegedly passed a bad check and entered a hotel room through a balcony.
2-percent increase will generate $70,000
Councilman Loui Antonucci proved to be the lone holdout Tuesday as the City Council decided to raise franchise fees for Greeley Gas for the first time in 11 years.
A 37-year-old Oak Creek woman pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge stemming from an incident between her and a police officer.
A 78-year-old decorated combat pilot has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors stemming from a drunken-driving arrest last summer.
The city of Steamboat Springs will not be the only recipient of money annually given by the Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp.
Santa will make a pre-Christmas Eve appearance tonight at Howelsen Hill.
Musicians from Yampa Valley, Nashville lend talent to help Salvation Army
In response to the Sept. 11 tragedy, the Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. has joined forces with guitarist Brent Rowan to produce a Christmas CD with a unique Steamboat flair. "A Special Steamboat Christmas Gathering" is a collection of music by people that call Steamboat home or have a connection in their heart with Steamboat Springs and the Yampa Valley, said Rowan, a part-time resident of the area.
Tuesday, December 4
Hayden's Andriana Svoboda got the girls basketball team rolling Friday night as she scored 29 of the team's 62 points in its first game of the season.
Number of days students attend would not be affected
The difference of a few days could be a major source of contention in the coming weeks as the Hayden School District mulls the possibility of extending its calendar.
Courthouse planners have many difficult questions
How can a building be large enough to hold at least four courtrooms yet small enough it does not cast a wide shadow over the converted residences sitting across the street?
When the Hayden Town Board adopts next year's budget Thursday evening, it will do so with optimism toward the future but common sense about the here and now.
If primary source failed, city would be left in the dark
Xcel Energy, in conjunction with Yampa Valley Electric Association, is holding a public meeting tonight to discuss the need to build a large backup power line to service Steamboat Springs.
It required a little bit of hiking, but the members of the Sailors ski team returned to the snow-covered slopes of Howelsen Hill Tuesday afternoon to train on the snow.
Boys basketball team pounded in season opener
Matt Ray and his young Hayden boys basketball team got off to a rough start in its season opener against a tough Snake River High School team.
Elaine Gay, John Solandt recognized for contributions to the Yampa Valley
A rancher who has shown unswerving dedication to the land, and a pioneer doctor who died 85 years ago, were recognized for their contributions to the Yampa Valley by the Tread of Pioneers Museum Tuesday night during a dinner at the United Methodist Church.
Sailors bring home ribbons from weekend tournament
Jenni Stanford took the Steamboat Springs High School Speech Team's top honor at the Overland Invitational Tournament on Saturday.
Turnovers lead to 57-40 loss to Grand Junction Central
Turnovers proved to be costly for the Steamboat girls basketball team in its home opener Tuesday night against Grand Junction Central High School.
Red and white collect league honors
As runner-up in the Western Slope League, it is not much of a surprise that so many Sailors finished their 9-2 season with conference kudos.
Monday, December 3
In two weeks the Steamboat Springs School Board will decide the fate of The Steamboat Gymnastics Center's proposal for a 12-month lease in the school district's administrative offices.
Officials meet to discuss county's judicial facility proposal
The Steamboat Springs City Council and Planning Commission will review preliminary plans of Routt County's proposed judicial facility tonight.
With only 10 city-owned hangars at Steamboat Springs Airport, the city is trying to get pilots who do not fly very often to get their planes in the air or get their wallets out of their pockets.
As many as 6,500 residents of Steamboat Springs and the surrounding area, as well as second-home owners, will be asked within the next few months to give opinions on the services the city offers.
Local tennis player Alexanda Leatu has been returning volleys since she was 3 years old.
After bagging a couple of wins over Air Force last weekend, the Steamboat Springs Bantam A team is busy preparing to host Denver Country Club this weekend in Steamboat.
The Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp.'s annual Scholarship Day raised a record $35,640 from lift ticket sales on opening day Friday for the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club's Scholarship Fund, said Chris Diamond, ski corp. president.
Travelers at YVRA can be dropped off closer to terminal
Starting this week, travelers can be dropped off in front of the terminal at Yampa Valley Regional Airport as long as the vehicle is not left unattended or parked.
County commissioners ready information for approval
Not a single resident showed up Monday night for a public hearing for Routt County's $30.8 million 2002 proposed budget.
Athletes competing for trip to Steamboat event Dec. 19
It was business as usual for Steamboat Springs special jumper Tommy Schwall on Monday as he packed his car and headed to Utah for a weekend jump meet.
Forest Service will check blaze again in spring to ensure no hot spots exist
Five months after it first sparked, the Mad Creek Fire was declared out Monday by the U.S. Forest Service, while studies done by numerous scientists on the unique blaze provided information to aid future management of forest fires.
Sunday, December 2
I would like to save someone's life someday. That's why I joined the National Bone Marrow Registry several years ago. If that phone call ever comes, notifying me that I am a match for a person who needs a transplant, I'll be ready.
Permit me to say a few words about snow. In fact, I'd like to say 708 words about snow exactly enough to fill this column.
Gymnasts, basketball players share space at old jr. high
The Steamboat Springs School Board will discuss at its meeting tonight the use of the Eighth Street gym at the old junior high school by Steamboat Gymnastics and the city of Steamboat Springs' children's basketball program.
Skiers, riders blessed with three powder days thanks to recent snowfall
Four feet of snow has fallen at the Steamboat Ski Area since Nov. 24, leading to the first weekend of skiing and setting a hopeful tone for the rest of the winter.
Steamboat's very own takes first place at Nordic Combined World Cup event
Steamboat Springs' current U.S. Ski Team star, Todd Lodwick, took first in the Nordic Combined World Cup competition in Norway, securing America's best hope for a gold in the 2002 Winter Olympics in this event.
Saturday, December 1
Humble Ranch offers those with disabilities greater access to the outdoors
For two years, people with developmental and physical disabilities have been able to enjoy therapeutic activities in nature at Humble Ranch Education and Therapy Center.
Letters for Dec. 2, 2001
Snowmaking foreman Rich Eichman stood under a white plume of snow created from a snowmaking gun on the Head Wall ski run, two days before the Steamboat Ski Resort opened for business. His arm was raised in front of him, as if he was reading his wristwatch in a blizzard.
The blanket of snow that covered the Yampa Valley after Thanksgiving seemed to be the first normal occurrence we've collectively felt here in awhile.
Financing offers, patriotism drive numbers at Steamboat car dealerships
Fueled by manufacturers' offers of zero-percent financing on new vehicles, Steamboat's two car dealerships have enjoyed record sales in October and November.
A lot can change in four years new competition, new tricks and a new location.
Local gas prices 20 percent more than state average
Steamboat motorists are accustomed to paying more for gasoline at home than they do in Denver or even Silverthorne. But some local consumers have the impression that the gap between local gas prices and Front Range prices has widened, even as gasoline prices have dropped this fall. They aren't mistaken.
Bruchez unstoppable at Steamboat Invitational
Hayden's Kelly Bruchez's first three matches of the season ended in two pins and one technical decision as he proved unstoppable Saturday on his way to a first- place finish at the 152-pound weight class in the Steamboat Invitational.
Schools continue a practice that could be efficient, insightful, embarrasing or illegal
While the U.S. Supreme Court mulls over the merits of "peer grading" allowing students to grade the assignments of other students the Steamboat Springs School District has decided to continue the practice. In the Steamboat Springs Middle School peer grading occurs in almost any class and involves homework, pop quizzes and papers.
Around town for Dec. 2, 2001
You've got to pay to play
My son just turned four years old in November and I'm already starting to prepare myself for the sticker shock that will greet me in the next few years.
Don't be a scrooge
Representatives of the Salvation Army here in Steamboat Springs say while the community has been generous year after year, area residents may need a little more help this season than they have in the past.
Measure your good fitness progress one step at a time
I'm so tired of hearing people tell me they don't have time to exercise. Whom are they kidding?
Family has been identified, now local organization needs a lot to build the house on
Habitat for Humanity has identified a second local family for whom it would like to build a home here this summer.
Realtors support Emerald City The Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors has joined several other organizations and citizens in supporting the campaign to keep the Emerald City Youth Center open until it can move into other facilities.
he mountain finally is open! Although I was stuck inside an office all day (mostly looking out the window at the light flurries of snow falling), locals and tourists got to experience a good day of fresh powder and moderate temperatures for the Yampa Valley.
Twelve Steamboat Springs athletes cashed in this week as the Steamboat Over-the-Hill Gang announced the winners of the club's annual scholarships.
First competition of the season at Howelsen Hill picture perfect
Clear blue skies and more than 50 special jumpers and Nordic Combined skiers helped launch Howelsen Hill's first competition of the year.
Girls b-ball team drops a close one
After two years of down-to-the-wire games, the Steamboat boys basketball team came out 15 points ahead for its third straight championship at the Roaring Fork Tournament.
SSWSC coach building a better event for racers ... and fans
New Winter Sports Club coach Chris Puckett wants to make sure that alpine ski racing stays in the spotlight here in Steamboat Springs.
Hunting licenses may be lowered The Colorado Division of Wildlife is considering lowering out-of-state hunting licenses because of a bad big game hunt this year and low hunter numbers.
Class notes for Dec. 2, 2001
Real estate transactions for Nov. 22-28
Local briefs for Dec. 2, 2001
Holiday shoppers get busy at Arts Council event
Crafters and artisans displayed the best of their homespun, handcrafted and homemade work Saturday. Fleece, baked goods, jewelry and Christmas decorations lined the halls of Strawberry Park Elementary School, where people crowded to shop early for Christmas gifts and ideas at Christmas in the Rockies.
Holiday shoppers will likely hear the familiar sound of bells ringing in their ears this holiday season. But the people who see need firsthand in Routt County hope they will listen to, and not just hear, the bells.
Growers in Routt County study ways they can work together
Routt County still ranks among the top two hay-producing counties in Colorado. But the changing landscape is making it tougher for the county's smallest hay producers to do business.