News for Thursday, March 29, 2001

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Expect big sound from Little Hercules

For a small time two-year band from Minturn, Colo., pumping up the fans with a funky greasy groove before Liquid Soul rocks the house is more than a dream for Little Hercules, it's become a reality.

Band's soul surviving bumpy road

A free concert series returns this weekend to rock the 'Boat with a Chicago-based band that has jumped hurdles to shine in the spotlight. While a former name continues to follow the band, it will show Steamboat's residents and tourists on the third week before the season ends that the Marty Lloyd Band has more rock 'n' soul than The Freddy Jones Band could ever muster.

Food bank sees dividends

LIFT-UP seeing more south Routt clients

The LIFT-UP food bank in Oak Creek has gained clients and is beginning to fill some of the need that officials recognized when the bank opened.

The battle over cruise control

City, state clash over U.S. 40 speed limit

For a few months, the sight of the 25 mph speed limit sign on the stretch of U.S. 40 between the Rabbit Ears Motel and the top of the first hill out of downtown going east offered lead-footed Steamboat residents and visitors a warning against the tempting urge to zoom out of town.

Judge upholds insanity rules

Murder suspect considers options

Two motions filed by the attorney representing accused murderer Thomas Lee Johnson that question aspects of the state's insanity defense laws have been denied.

Women find harmony in their words and music

As cars whizzed passed The Nields on a U.S. highway, a light of inspiration came to the eclectic folk band that minutes before considered breaking up and high-tailing it back to North Hampton, Mass.

CMC celebrates its student diversity

International travelers revel in Steamboat obstacles and all

In a room in the library of Colorado Mountain College's Alpine Campus, four boys from the Netherlands sat in a circle speaking Dutch. Another group in the corner stood around speaking Portuguese. And a third group drank punch, ate cookies and spoke broken English as they laughed and played with the words of their new-found language.

Plant something scent-sational

Whenever the aroma of lilac wafts by, I'm reminded of my grandmother who wore that scent. Perhaps, you have similar memories of a favorite relative's jasmine, gardenia or rose perfume. Fragrance is a powerful stimulant to memories, emotions and even behavior.

High-speed spending

County justifies $1.2 million telecommunication expenditure

The Moffat County commissioners have come under the scrutiny of county residents for spending $1.2 million taxpayer dollars to bring high-speed telecommunications to northwest Colorado.

Passover cooking

Rafi Cohen arranges a piece of braised kosher lamb with a saute of exquisitely carved baby turnips, carrots and fava beans and then drizzles the sleekest, glossiest reduction sauce on the plate.

County seeks more input

Only one person from the public commented about the proposed updating of the Routt County Master Plan, which concerned officials at the Regional Planning Commission meeting and the lone member of the public in the audience Thursday night.

Police say local man had ecstacy

A 25-year-old Steamboat Springs man has been charged with a felony for allegedly possessing the drug ecstasy.

NIGHTLIFE

Friday, March 30 The classical and Flamenco guitar sounds of Dave Markle will play at 7:30 tonight at the Alpine Bistro, located at 521 Lincoln Ave.

Resort begins to slow down operations

Ski officials say cost-controlling efforts won't impact guests

Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. President Chris Diamond said this week the ski area will accelerate the usual pace at which it begins to phase out operations of some of its on-mountain restaurants, in an effort to control costs.

Million-dollar barrier dropped

Fairgrounds hall now more enticing to use

The Routt County commissioners have made it a little easier for the community to rent the big exhibit hall at the county fairgrounds Hayden.

Northern Lights may shine on Colorado

A curtain of pink, green and purple lights hanging in the sky may be visible tonight or Saturday night because of an explosion on the sun that will lead to the phenomenon called the Northern Lights.

Moffat Co. gets routed

Although snow started to fall after the game, the Steamboat Sailors girls soccer team heated up the field early on against the Moffat County Bulldogs Thursday.

Steamboat meets Delta on clay

Girls tennis team enjoys home-court advantage

Coming off a sweep over Cedaredge last Saturday, the Steamboat Sailors are relying again on home-court advantage to garner another shutout when they face Delta.

BRIEF POINTS

Museum wine benefit tonight To benefit the Tread of Pioneers Museum, a wine and beer tasting will be held tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at Centennial Hall, on the corner of 10th and Oak streets. Tickets are $35 per person at the museum, The Bottleneck, All That Jazz and Mountain High Technology for tasting, hors d'oeuvres and chocolate desserts.

Too early for trails

If you're thinking about heading out on the muddy, rugged terrain of the forest to mountain bike your way to the top - don't. Forest Service officials and concerned environmentalists said many people get antsy to jump on their bikes and tear up the trails, but that will only cause more problems down the road. It's still too early in the season.