News for Thursday, March 1, 2001

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State berth at stake for Sailors

The Steamboat Sailors will take their game downstate Saturday, as they head into Pueblo for a regional showdown that could vault them into the state playoffs.

BRIEF POINTS

Chamber concert The Steamboat Springs Chamber Orchestra presents a winter concert at 7 p.m. March 1 and 2 at the Steamboat Springs High School Auditorium. The theme for the concert is "Sacred and Profane; Tragic and Comic," with pieces presented by Telemann, Haydn, Williams, Faure and Brahms. Tickets are available at the Depot or the door for adults,$8, students and seniors $5, children under 12 are free.

Green thumbing your nose at Old Man Winter

Start planning your garden now

Gardeners know. This is the time of year that our mailboxes sprout a bushel-basket full of seed, flower and plant catalogs. Those photographs of gorgeous flowering plants, trees, grasses, vegetables and groundcovers are designed to intrigue and entice us to begin planning our spring gardens now.

'Friends' wins war

Public support, pressure protects radio programming

After an 18-day whirlwind fund-raising campaign that collected a full $2 million, the Friends of KUNC, a nonprofit group dedicated to saving the station's current programming schedule, won a bidding war for KUNC's broadcasting license Thursday. Moved by northern Coloradans who were willing to open their wallets as well as their hearts, the University of Northern Colorado decided to sell KUNC to the nonprofit group for about $1.9 million, which virtually matched the cash-in-hand figure offered by Denver-based Colorado Public Radio.

'Suite' dreams

Marked by a blue awning and a 95-seat wooden interior, the Seventh Street Playhouse contains the passion and energy of a Broadway cast inside.

A taste of ranch

Fine wines, fine food worth the trip to Vista Verde

On a windy, snow-packed road along the Elk River, vehicles and snowmobiles drive into an abyss of alpines and Douglas firs with the only sounds being the purr of the motor and the wind whipping past.

County master plan released today

The Routt County Regional Planning Department will release a draft of the revised county-wide master plan today.

NIGHTLIFE

Friday, March 2 Jazz is Dead performs tonight at Levelz. Levelz is located at 1860 Ski Time Square Building E, 21 and older only.

Tactical team gets 'real' practice

Man allegedly hallucinates armed intruder

After training all day with paint-ball guns, the Steamboat emergency response team got to do the real thing Wednesday night when a Steamboat resident called police reporting that there was an armed man in his home at 208 Fourth St. After getting the call around 7:30 p.m., the city police department, with the help of three sheriff's deputies, surrounded the house and closed access to the block.

Courthouse could cost millions

The price of justice

The committee that's helping Routt County with the concept of a new judicial facility got a taste of its difficult task this week.

Senior League hockey title at stake

Nite's Rest, Backdoor Sports vying for bragging rights

Nite's Rest and Backdoor Sports will battle for the Senior League hockey title this Sunday night at Howelsen Hill.

No 'wining' about the price

Good values still to be found on the vintner's shelf

At the always-popular Albany American Wine Festival earlier this month, wine guru Terry Robards led what has become an annual seminar on best buys. This year, the title of the seminar, Best Buys Under $10, changed to Best Buys Under $15.

Rack 'em up

One of my favorite dishes when I go out for dinner is rack of lamb. It is featured on many restaurant menus and carries with it an aura that seems to say: available only at restaurants; too difficult to cook in your kitchen.

Ski, ska to be main menu at CMC party

Catching air, catching tunes

After Colorado Mountain College students try to catch some of the biggest air at Howelsen Hill Saturday, Chupacabra will perform a free concert to celebrate award winners at Olympian Hall.

Animal Shelter running out of room

The Steamboat Springs/Routt County Animal Shelter is trying to make room for some new residents scheduled to arrive today, but in order to succeed, the staff at the shelter needs more people such as Barrett Loving and Kevin Nobrega to adopt puppies such as Max.

Snow Express gathers steam

Victims of multiple sclerosis may receive more relief after Sunday.

Locals dominate competition

Steamboat skiers earn top honors in championships

Local mogul skier Gina Gmeiner really didn't need a boardercross helmet to intimidate the competition in Thursday's Rocky Mountain Division Championships but it didn't hurt.

'Reckless' thriving

When other boys were playing baseball in the street or teasing little girls, Cody and Willie Braun were on the road with their family band touring the United States in the late 1980s.

The Extra Mile

Burning thighs, grueling red faces and scaly chapped lips will be the fashionable look next weekend when endurance athletes gear up for the 10th Annual Pentathlon.