News for Saturday, March 24, 2001




Real estate

Real estate transactions for March 15-21

Robert Ray Hughes



Shinsplints: A sore point with many athletes

Lots of active people end up feeling some pain in the fronts of their legs, below the knee and above the ankle. The condition is commonly known as shinsplints and it happens for a variety of reasons, including: too much exercise, too little stretching, too little shoe support and running or walking on surfaces that are too hard.

On the right track

For the members of the Steamboat Springs track team, the beginning of the season generally involves a lot of hard labor.

LPS boasts elk in the backyard

If wildlife isn't your cup of tea, Sundance Ridge Preserve might not be the rural subdivision for you. Then again, if the thought of savoring a hot mug of coffee and gazing out your kitchen window at dawn to the sight of six cow elk stealing silently through your aspen grove sounds appealing, Sundance Ridge might be the perfect place to build your dream home.


Around town from March 19-24

Sherry L. Silver


Life is a highway

The trials and tribulations that drive state troopers

The Colorado State Patrol office in Steamboat Springs might be a let down for someone who walks through the doors, expecting to see something that resembles a scene from a television crime drama. The metal, shed-like, building sits unassumingly just west of the U.S. 40 and County Road 129 intersection. After walking through the door, a white front counter welcomes visitors to a plain room with a couple of desks and a room in the rear with boxes.


Gray and Small


Is there room for nightly rentals?

The issue of whether the nightly rental of private property will be allowed in Steamboat Springs has heated up recently as the city reviews the latest version of the Community Development Code. We asked City Councilman Bud Romberg for his take on the issue and what the future holds.


Building permits

Building permits for March 12-16

Bear facts

As the snow begins to creep away and our layers of clothing begin to shed, let's remember the bear and think about the affect on our little town.

Education curve becomes a slope

Students learn more about the community, environment they live in

Dollars and census: The price of growth

Local governments, social services strapped as newcomers bring old problems to area

The newly released census numbers simply confirmed what some area agencies already knew: More people need more services that cost more money.

Life and the Law

A local public defender's look at life, politics and rooting for the underdog

Norman Allan Townsend's odyssey that finally led him to his home of Steamboat Springs has not been an easy one.

Population increase 'staggering'

Number of those in Steamboat Springs doubles in 20 years

The population of the city of Steamboat Springs has nearly doubled in the past 20 years, according to preliminary census figures.

Ice Dreams

Home teams hoping for titles at hockey festival

It's the biggest fund-raiser of the year for the Steamboat Springs Youth Hockey Association, but for three teams from Steamboat Springs, it's a chance to win a tournament title at home.


Caution, children at play I just want everyone out there to know that I blame my parents. My parents are the reason I'm working as a sports reporter in Steamboat Springs instead of pounding baseballs out of the park in the Cactus League as a member of the Colorado Rockies baseball team.


Letters from March 19-24

Documentation saves images, money

Pictures back up memory, claims of homeowners

Fans of the public television show "Antiques Road Show" know that Aunt Maude's old breakfront can be worth a startling amount of money.

ASC merger plans scrapped

American Skiing, MeriStar won't join as Doral

The planned merger between Steamboat Ski Area parent company American Skiing and hotel manager MeriStar fell apart late Thursday. The news came on the eve of a shareholders meeting in Newry, Maine, that would have approved the marriage, if not consummated it.


Local briefs for March 19-24

Steamboat sweeps Cedaredge

Sailors girls tennis team shines on the court

Meagan Franks downed six bottles of water during her No. 1 singles match against Brie Hotz Saturday but never slowed down during the contest, as she came out on top after two sets.


Scholarship aids business pursuits Students enrolled or planning to enroll at the Alpine Campus of Colorado Mountain College to pursue a career in international business or international affairs, are invited to apply for the Everett Bristol Family International Endowed Scholarship.


Deadline nearing for limited licenses The Colorado Division of Wildlife is reminding hunters that applications for limited licenses for the 2001 deer, elk and antelope hunting seasons must be postmarked by April 3.


Daniel E. Stegmaier


George Propst


Sean Patrick Clancy



On April Fool's Day all bets are off


The other car


Dunn rides for silver in Vermont Shannon Dunn took the silver medal at the 19th annual U.S. Open Snowboard championships in Vermont last week.


Sellers beware: Going it alonge can be costly

Leo Edward Saindon



South Routt briefs from March 19-24


Class notes from March 19-24


Birth announcements from March 19-24

Only a day away

When the snowfall in the Yampa Valley begins to lighten and more inches melt than fall in a week, it means the inevitable mud season is knocking on the door.

Bigger, brighter schools planned

Superintendent relishes the idea of bagging the carpet

The Soroco High and South Routt Elementary schools have orange carpet. Everywhere. It's in the classrooms, the library and some of the hallways.

A hot idea

Steamboat Coffee Roasters

When the new Alpine Bank in Steamboat Springs decided to dispense coffee with its deposit slips, bank president Scott Gordon realized a big stainless steel urn and a stack of tiny foam cups wouldn't get it. Instead, he turned to Steamboat Coffee Roasters to turn his tellers into baristas, and to supply him with better beans. Gordon's bosses bought the plan and now the "Bean Counter" at the bank in Central Park Plaza sells coffee to benefit local nonprofit organizations.