News for Saturday, March 3, 2001

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Real estate transactions recorded March 1-7.

County scrutinizes skyline construction

For some people, the very sight of a home high above the valley, glistening in the skyline, is enough to make them pull their hair out. At least that's how John Whittum feels when he looks behind his house in the Strawberry Park area.

Stagecoach land dispute settled

Owner's association spells out consolation guidelines

Stagecoach landowners can now legally consolidate lots into five acres but will have to adhere to conditions of the Stagecoach Property Owners Association, according to a court settlement between Brown Thompson, Ken Burgess and the homeowners group. The settlement was filed on Monday and all the parties involved said they are happy with the outcome.

Big Nights, big tips

Michael Lewis is preparing himself, body and soul, for the playoff run. He lifts free weights in the mid-afternoon to strengthen his legs and arms. And he makes a deliberate attempt to keep his state of mind positive. However, Lewis isn't a professional hockey or basketball player. ML, as he is universally known, is a food server for the Old West Steak House team, playing nightly in the Downtown League.

Charter school appeals 'approval'

North Routt officials call Steamboat district's decision a mockery

The North Routt Charter School Board made good this week on a threat to appeal a decision by the Steamboat School Board, which placed a number of conditions on the charter school's approval the board feels are unfair.

Kickin' it

46 Sailors girls are dreaming of a state soccer title

The hardwood floors of the Ramunno Gymnasium at Steamboat Springs High School will never play host to a girls state championship soccer game, but for the members of the Sailors girls' team, this is where state dreams are born.

A journey of sacrifice

Lent season gives Catholics a chance to reconnect with God

Forty days and 40 nights without sweets? Is it possible? Many Christians observing the Lent season endure giving up something in their lives for God for 40 days.

AROUND TOWN

Around Town from Feb. 26 to March 3

School pushes positive behavior

A group of about 270 middle school students shuffled into the Chief Plaza Theater Friday as a reward for positive behavior and academic accomplishment. Steamboat Springs Middle School has created a School Incentive Program that is trying to focus less time on disciplining students and more time recognizing those with great achievements.

LETTERS

Letters from April 26 to March 3

BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Should skylines be kept clean?

At two meetings in February and March, Routt County officials kicked around the idea of using regulations to keep homes from being built atop certain hills and ridges in the county. While controlling skyline construction has been identified by many residents as necessary, many others don't like the prospect of more county rules. We asked Assistant Planning Director Chad Phillips to explain the county's position when it comes to skyline regulations.

SIDE LINES

Little mites get to play on big ice The Pediatrics of Steamboat mites hockey team will travel to Denver April 2 to make a special appearance between periods of the Colorado Avalanche game.

AFTER THE WHISTLE

Sailors in springtime

Walk into the halls of Steamboat Springs High School after 3 p.m. these days and the true feeling of spring will hit you like a ton of bricks.

MARION IMMITT IDZAHL

1917-2001

THE RECORD

LOCAL BRIEFING

FEB. 26 to MARCH 3

Local briefings from Feb. 36 to March 3

Asked & Answered: Is the cold getting old?

During the day, the sun does its best to poke through the clouds to spread a little warmth, but at night, there are still only two kinds of temperatures: cold and freakin' cold!

Middle school honor roll

Fall Semester

CLASS NOTES

Class Notes from Feb. 26 to March 3

OUR VIEW: Give 'em a home

Caring people are needed to give abandoned pets new homes

BIRTHS

Births from Feb. 12 to Feb. 25

Major hoop-la

Sailors trounce Wildcats in 48-39 finish, gear up for quarterfinals

Ryan Scheer ignited a fire into the Steamboat offense Saturday night in Pueblo, leading the Sailors to a 48-39 win over the Wildcats and rocketing them into the state quarterfinals.

ZACHARY STEFAN YURICH

1989-2001

CMC men's ski team looks for U.S. title

Colorado Mountain College's Alpine Campus men's ski team will leave for Boise, Idaho, this week with one thing on their minds winning the United States Collegiate Skiing Association's national title for their head coach. The event will take place at the Bogus Basin Ski Area March 5-10.

Haymaker hopes for May 1 opening

It's not too early to think about golf

On Thursday, golf course superintendent Bill Whelihan pulled on his winter boots and ventured a short distance out the doors of the Haymaker pro shop to measure the current snow depth on the city-owned course.