News for Sunday, May 27, 2001

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County sees special family needs

May is National Foster Care Month

Cynthia Meeks watches as her foster child, Jason, runs around her home laughing and playing. Meeks considers it a blessing that she was given the opportunity to see Jason grow from an underweight 1-year-old to a thriving and rambunctious toddler a year later.

Ranchers continue to go to the dogs

Seminar teaches canines how to herd

Tony Stewart's ranching job got a little easier when he trained his border collies to do much of the work for him. Stewart has a ranch in Kansas where he uses his dogs to help manage his 100 head of cattle

Pumping iron good for seniors

A group of Steamboat seniors attest to what research is showing: You're never too old to pump iron.

Chicken run

There's more to this competition than just 'winging it'

With 35 minutes left in the Cluck Off, the first chicken wing-eating contest at the Tap House Thursday, Aaron Murphey's elbows were on the table and his hands were cupped around his forehead.

Bike ride offers glimpse into Steamboat history

Lesser-known stories wind their way into tour around town

Saturday's historic bike tour took its participants off the beaten path of the town's history, as some of the lesser-known facts about Steamboat worked their way into the presentations.

County seeks more input on new courthouse

County officials are seeking more public input on plans to build a new Routt County Courthouse that will cost an estimated $17 million.

Planned Subaru Rally a tribute to mountain car

Collectible cars have been a part of summer in Steamboat for more than a decade classic Mustangs have crowded the Meadows Parking Lot, the courthouse lawn has been carpeted with Porsches and Lincoln Avenue has even played host to a row of Lotuses.

Club fares well in rebuilding year

Five Sailors make Western Slope All-Conference Team

In a rebuilding year for the Steamboat Springs baseball team, the Sailors delivered five players to the Western Slope All-Conference Team.

Howlers enjoy the ride

Howelsen's alpine slide opens for business

A moderate amount of howling was heard over the weekend as the Steamboat Springs Alpine Slide opened for business Saturday for its first full season. The slide, named "The Howler," saw an estimated 200 to 300 patrons Saturday, and similar numbers were expected Sunday and today, said slide attendant Laura Bruns.

Carnival headed for Steamboat

Event to raise money for fairground improvements

The Routt County Fair Board Association and the Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. is planning a four-day carnival in Steamboat Springs to raise money for an indoor arena at the Routt County Fairgrounds. From June 7-10, the association and ski corp. have planned for Brown's Amusement Inc. to operate a carnival in the Meadow's parking lot at Pine Grove and Mount Werner roads in Steamboat Springs.

Outdoor activities abound

Joe Robbins watched Jenny Castner chase Adam Tilley, as they sprayed their hoses everywhere but his car, which they were supposed to be cleaning. During a sunny moment on Memorial Day afternoon, however, he didn't seem to mind.

ASKED & ANSWERED

f you're technologically ignorant like me, you'll want to read closely. Buying a new computer or updating the one you have can lead you down the road to debt. Or it can leave you reading things you don't understand and buying things you really don't need.

Public Safety Building seeing transformation

Council's move allows more space for other city operations

Now that the Steamboat Springs City Council has moved to Centennial Hall, the Public Safety Building is being refurbished to provide additional space for police and fire operations. Last week, work started on transforming the former City Council chambers in the Public Safety Building into four offices and a large meeting room.

Young, old remember those who fell

Memorial Day ceremony honors sacrifice, tradition

As veterans gathered on a hill to commemorate fallen American soldiers at Monday's Memorial Day observance at the Steamboat cemetery, their thoughts turned to hills they left behind in places like North Africa, Normandy and Vietnam.

Steamboat kicks into all-conference

In a season where the Sailors won a league title before reaching the state quarterfinals, six team members were recently awarded all-conference honors. Nikki Garth, Cassidy Kurtz, Liz Masterson and Lia Utu were named to the first team, while teammates Julie Wernig and Jessica Fritz were given honorable mention recognition.