News for Saturday, October 13, 2001





School board seats already decided

Candidate announcement deadline comes and goes with no takers

Voters in the southern half of the county will have fewer races to track on election night this year. Seats on the South Routt School Board of Education have already been decided.

Real estate transactions

Real estate transactions for Oct. 4-10


The record for Oct. 6-12

Saving faith

The history of the world is littered with stories of injustice and tragedy that have produced questions without answers. Another chapter in that sad history unfolded more than a month ago on Sept. 11, and today it still begs the age-old question, "Why do bad things happen to good people?"

Food for thought

First-graders learn the importance of eating right

Kayla Pennington and Alllie Aurin sat on the floor of the Sheraton Hotel pointing to the plate of snacks before them.


Letters for Oct. 14

Schools look to voters for assistance

Lack of competitive salaries makes it difficult to find and keep teachers

When Kristine Lance was looking for a teaching job in June, her first offer came from the Steamboat Springs School District. She took it a decision that turned out to be lucky for the district, but unlucky for her.

Sailors improve to 7-0

Steamboat victorious in Moffat County's homecoming game

After Friday's victory over Moffat County, Sailors coach Mark Drake said he could not remember the last time, if ever, Steamboat has gone 7-0. And that's 33 years of coaching history he had to shuffle through.


The ice is nice

I had just arrived at home for lunch Tuesday when the front door flew open and my 3-year-old son raced into the room completely out of breath.


Around town for Oct. 14, 2001

Construction values decline

Despite 13 percent drop from 2000, analysts say industry remains healthy

For the first time in about a decade, the construction valuation in Routt County is expected to be lower than the previous year, but analysts say the construction industry remains healthy in the area.

West of town, the coffee is now on

Diana Heeney opens shop in Copper Ridge to target nearby workers

Diana Heeney took an idea and ran with it. She ran with it all the way to the Copper Ridge Business Park, where she now runs Steamboat Springs' newest coffee shop.

There's cool and there's cool

Winter wear can be functional and fashionable

For new residents in Steamboat Springs who have yet to experience a Yampa Valley winter, get ready for snow, ice and numbing temperatures.

Ski area saviors eye Steamboat

Tim and Dianne Mueller are credited with breathing life back into Okemo, Vt.

Tim Mueller owns a piece of a couple of golf courses, but in many ways he was out of his element Friday afternoon tooling around Okemo Valley Golf Course in Vermont with a group of friends.

Inaugural golf tournament benefits youth hockey program

The team of Curt Weiss, Steve Dawes, John Kerst and Bob Milne won the first ever Steamboat Braves Midget Invitational, which was held at the Haymaker golf course on Sept 30.


Local briefing for Oct. 14, 2001


Class notes for Oct. 14, 2001


Paying teachers

Now is certainly not the best time to talk about raising taxes. The economy has soured and the effects of the Sept. 11 attacks will only make things worse.




Generation X shouldn't be nixed

Two couples from out of town were walking out of the Gondola parking lot during the Brew fest Sept. 22. They were young, maybe late '20s, and were laughing and enjoying the warm weather in the Yampa Valley. As they approached Apres Ski Way, one of the women in the group said quite loudly, while pointing down valley, "Could you imagine living in a place with a view like this?"

Go figure

Despite lack of time on the ice, skaters finish big

After a summer of traveling around the state, two Steamboat Springs figure skaters cashed in during the Southwestern Regional Championships Oct. 3 to 6.

Little, Tifft named week's top athletes

In an effort to build sportsmanship among the student class Steamboat Springs High School is naming student athletes of the week. The students are selected by the coaching staff and exemplify great sportsmanship and dedication to their school.




Harris and Andrew

Building permits

Building permits for Oct. 1-5, 2001


Moseby and Weaver




Births for Sept. 30 to Oct. 5, 2001


A crash course in taxes and pay raises

On the Nov. 6 ballot, voters will be asked to fund pay raises for Steamboat Springs teachers and staff through property taxes. How much money will these raises cost the tax payer? Why do teachers and staff need raises any way? What happens if this issue fails at the ballot box? We've asked Steamboat Springs School District finiance director Dale Mellor for his take on the situation.

Mooney, Martin defeated

Sailors doubles tennis team finishes fourth at state tourney

Steamboat's last hope for a third-place finish went down with the defeat of its No. 2 doubles team of Matt Mooney and Danny Martin Saturday at the Class 4A boys state tennis tournament in Pueblo.

Steamboat shoots down Rifle in two games

For the first time in a month, Steamboat had its full-fledged team on the volleyball court and it showed as it overtook Rifle in two games of 15-8 Saturday night.

The big game

For some people, the fall may be the time to reflect on the expired summer and take in the beauty of the colors before snow blankets the ground. For others, it might just be a painful void between the mountain biking season and ski season. For an estimated 300,000 people, the fall is what they've been waiting for all year. It's the time to load up the truck with camping gear, rifles and ammo to go hunting for elk and deer.


In brief for Oct. 14, 2001

Holiday Inn is getting a new owner

The Steamboat Springs Holiday Inn is changing hands this week, the first time the lodging property has sold in many years. Longtime owner Bob Alter, whose California-based company is Sunstone Hotel Investors, is selling the 82-room hotel to a Florida-based company, Marr 106 Family Ltd.


Weekly planner for Oct. 14, 2001