News for Saturday, October 27, 2001



Dreams dashed

Beating defending champs harder than expected

Throughout the past week, the Steamboat Springs soccer team has talked of ways they could upset Lewis-Palmer in the state playoffs.


Local briefing for Oct. 28, 2001

Flying your own flag

Patriotism is as individual as personalities

When Bill May was in junior high school in Steamboat Springs during World War II, he thought going to war was an obligation to the country not a job. "A lot of older kids were dropping out to go into the service," May said. "I was surprised to see that military personnel were paid. I thought it was just something you owed to your country."

Real estate transactions

Real estate transactions for Oct. 18-23

Around town

Around town for Oct. 28, 2001


Weekly planner for Oct. 29 to Nov. 3

Antlers Cafe serves up atmosphere

Patrons step through the doors and catch a glimpse of the past

Motorists who turn off the highway into the town of Yampa will notice the white building that stands at the very end of Main Street and Moffat Avenue.


Football player deemed 'class act'

My name is Jerry Stabile, and I am one of three JV football coaches. On behalf of my two colleagues, Mike McCannon and Mike Apple, I would like to recommend Tyler Fosdick as the student athlete of the week.


Letters for Oct. 28, 2001

Jane W. Plocinski


Next week crucial for Sailors football

There are things far more important than losing a high school football game. Just don't tell that to the Steamboat Sailors, who left Gardner Field Friday night red-eyed and grim after a devastating 18-7 loss to the Rifle Bears.

Despite loss, freshman runners spark high hopes for next season

There were no state titles for the members of the Steamboat Springs cross-country teams Saturday afternoon, but the performance of two freshmen had head coach John Smith smiling and already thinking about next season.

Behind the headlines

With the possibility of a gravel pit planted at the base of Rabbit Ears Pass and the unsightliness some say would come with it, the issue once again has become a hot topic in Routt County. How does the county planning department deal with these plants and the visual impacts that come with them? We asked Caryn Fox of the Routt County planning department to give her perspective on the roles gravel pits play in our community.

Early childhood education taxes go before voters

Proponents say money would increase quality of care but opponents say plan is misguided

On Nov. 6, Routt County residents will have the chance to decide if they want to pay more in sales and property taxes to better fund early childhood education.

Johnson claims self-defense

Murder trial begins Monday in Fort Collins

Defense attorneys for Thomas Lee Johnson will argue self-defense when Johnson's murder trial begins Monday in Fort Collins. The 31-year-old Johnson has been charged with first-degree murder for the death of Lori Bases.


Only you can prevent boomeritis?

Boomeritis that would be an inflammation of your boomer, right? Actually, it's a term coined by Nicholas DiNubile, a sports-medicine doctor, to account for the huge number of sports-related injuries sprains, strains and fractures happening to people age 35 to 54.

Raising election money

$31,500 fuels support for transportation tax

The one candidate who refused to accept or spend money on his campaign in 1999 lost his race by a margin of almost 2-to-1. At the same time, the Downtown Development Authority, with a campaign fund more than $10,000 strong, fell hard at the polls that year losing almost 3-to-1.

Getting paid to play

Do something fun where you want to be in the outdoors

Everyone deals with the alarm going off in the morning, hitting the snooze button a few times, and then up and out to the place that pays the bills. That's work.

Sleepy Willow seeks national reach

John and Jamie Bender would love to sell you a little girl's twin bed for the audacious price of $6,000. And they know exactly what they are doing.

School promotes anti-bullying

Defense against 'a culture of cruel'

Steamboat Springs Middle School students mingled Friday in the bleachers of Gardner Field as they traded red, white or blue bracelets. Students walked up to one another asking names, grades and one interesting fact as a part of the school's no-bullying program.

Still hope for tourism

Business is slow now, but state survey predicts activity will pick up

The majority of skiers and snowboarders still plan to vacation this winter, but they are taking their time making it official. And Colorado is perceived nationally as being the safest destination of all 50 states.


Ski resorts adapt to weak economy Colorado Ski Country provides the following updates of the economic status of nearby ski resorts:

Volleyball team falls short

The Montezuma-Cortez volleyball team proved unstoppable over the weekend, handing Steamboat Springs two losses during the District 7 volleyball tournament in the Panthers' home gym.

Locals take part in Torch Relay

Two-tenths of a mile is all a torchbearer will be asked to do, but the job of carrying Olympic pride more than 13,500 miles across the United States is something two locals are not taking lightly.


Tree seedlings for sale to landowners Landowners can purchase tree seedlings for the next spring's planting from the Colorado Forest Service.

Ski Haus expanding with second store

Construction is under way on a new Ski Haus sporting goods store at the southeast corner of U.S. 40 and Pine Grove Road. But owner Rod Schrage has more in mind than just a new home for his store.

Class Notes

Class notes for Oct. 28, 2001

Selling the amenities

Owners say the story of their home, listed for more than $2 million, is in the details

Homes priced at just more than $2 million are expected to stand out from the crowd, and the home of Peggy and Tim O'Brien on Hunters Court in Steamboat Springs accomplishes that goal. Peggy O'Brien, a Realtor with Coldwell Banker Silver Oak, has listed her personal home for $2.15 million.


The record for Oct. 20-26


Mixing scary fun and safety

Getting freaked out on Halloween usually isn't a rare feeling. There are ghosts and witches, vampires and mummies. However, don't let an ignorance of safety ruin your fun night. Obey store rules and be careful on the road.

Our View

Child-care taxes not well defined

There should be little debate about the importance of affordable, quality child care to this community. Such care is vital to our economic and societal health.

Lucille S. Hatton



In brief for Oct. 28, 2001

Building permits

Building permits for Oct. 8-19

Navigator awards presented

Ann Miller wanted to be in Steamboat Springs on Saturday evening to support her daughter's nomination for businesswoman of the year. She stayed back in Maine because the trip would have been too hard on her health.


Births from Oct.12-21, 2001


A different part of Olympic history

The American flag will be flying high in Steamboat Springs this winter as dozens of local athletes chase their Olympic dreams in Salt Lake City.


Compromise and bring back the Bump-Off

Ever since the Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. pulled the plug on the St. Patrick's Day Chute 1 Bump-Off a 13-year-old ski competition/party discontented locals have longed for its return.