News for Saturday, September 8, 2001




The weekly planner for Sept. 10-14, 2001


Letters for Sept. 9, 2001

Along for the Ride

With options like "sports utility" and "all-terrain," Ed Crislip's customers might think they just walked into a car dealership. But if they listen carefully, they'll realize the bike expert is referring to the latest in baby joggers and bike trailers.

Real estate transactions

Real estate transactions for Aug. 30 to Sept. 5, 2001

Newspaper seeks 'Best of the 'boat'

Everyone in Colorado ski country knows Steamboat Springs has the best snow in North America, even if they don't want to admit it. And it's widely held that if your child dreams of growing up to become a winter Olympian, this is the best ski town in America.

Cooperative effort brings Little Friends back

Preschool program kicks off Wednesday

When Little Friends Preschool and Day Care closed down earlier this summer, it looked as if South Routt parents had just lost a long-standing asset to their community.

A new Routt to education

Charter school opens up to children and community

The week before Labor Day, Sandy Clark drove a group of soon-to-be North Routt Charter School students to the Clark Store. Betsy Zimmerman's school bus, taking North Routt children bound for Steamboat schools, was parked in front of the store. The charter school students ran up to the bus and gave Zimmerman, their beloved longtime bus driver, an exuberant welcome. Then they waved goodbye. Last year, it was their parents who were always waving goodbye. The charter school students, most of whom took that bus last year, will not be riding it anymore, at least for this year.


Sailors volleyball team on a roll

Middle Park suffered the same fate Saturday night that every other opponent facing the Sailors girls volleyball team did so far this year they lost in two games.


Sea kayaking: A workout for mind and body

Kayaking, like canoeing and rowing, can give you a terrific workout on the water. No wonder it's becoming more and more popular especially on open water.

Filling void in luxury rentals

Canyon Creek at EagleRidge condominiums will feature a variety of amenities

The first of two buildings in Canyon Creek at EagleRidge is nearing completion and the second building has been closed in. When complete, the two buildings will include 44 units total.

Sailors serve up pair of wins

With all of its starting lineup back, the Sailors boys tennis team crushed Hotchkiss and Cedaredge in its home opener Saturday.


Reminder for bird hunters to register September 1 was the opening day for hunting doves, blue grouse, mountain sharp-tailed grouse, chukar, rail, sora, snipe, crow and band-tailed pigeon in Colorado.

On the Fly

For many, when the aspen trees begin turning gold and the daylight hours become less than the night hours, that means it's time to put away the kayak and the shorts and begin preparing for the long winter.


Class notes for Sept.9, 2001




Hunting season gets under way

With hunting season in full swing and more licenses available in Colorado, can the area expect to see more hunters? What does the Colorado Department of Wildlife expect from this season? We asked Colorado Division of Wildlife Area Manager Susan Werner her take on this year's season.


Local briefing for Sept. 9, 2001

Building permits

Building permits for Aug. 27-30, 2001


Snow a reminder that Olympics are just ahead

Saturday morning the heater at my home clicked on and the realization that winter is quickly approaching hit me like a snowball.


Vectra Bank sets wealth symposium Investment Services at Vectra Bank will sponsors a Wealth Strategies Symposium Tuesday.


We've all had to do it at some time or another. Your hands get sweaty or maybe they shake. You feel the butterflies fluttering inside your stomach and your mouth gets unbearably dry. "Um, um, um" becomes a common distraction when you can't find your next thought.


In brief for Sept. 9, 2001


Births from Aug. 10 to Sept. 2, 2001

Changes are in store

With Amallama leaving, Old Town Square taking on a different look

Steamboat's bead addicts need not fret. Amallama, a fixture on Lincoln Avenue for more than a decade is going away, but the store's beads will still be available at the base of the ski area.


Around town for Sept. 9, 2001

Students get back to nature

Science camp turns the wilderness into a classroom

Classrooms and textbooks will be traded in for log cabins and reflection journals as area sixth graders head for a four-day science school at Steamboat Lake this week.


Poor planning

Steamboat Springs City Council President Kevin Bennett is leaving the council in November, but his shadow may loom after he is gone. The council decided last week to place two advisory questions both written and advocated by Bennett on the November ballot.


A safe hunt

When I was 19, I went to a friend's home in rural Nebraska to go pheasant hunting. It was a good time, even though I didn't shoot a bird.


The record for Aug. 17 to Sept. 8, 2001

Comeback kids

Tigers roar back in second half to defeat Nucla Mustangs 14-12

It would have been easy for the Hayden Tigers to quit Saturday afternoon at halftime against the defending state football champions.

Drawing out the vote

Redistricting commission to visit Steamboat

Redrawing the boundaries of the state's legislative districts amounts to a mathematical puzzle that is potentially supercharged with partisan politics.

Residents brave chill for annual Literary Sojourn

More than 475 people huddled inside the Strings in the Mountains Tent Saturday afternoon doubling over with belly laughs and learning how ordinary people have become well-known authors.