News for Saturday, September 15, 2001




Letters for Sept. 16, 2001

Off and Running

Steamboat Springs Invitational proves tough challenge for Sailors

Running over obstacles dubbed sadistic hill and the just because hill, the Sailors cross country team opened their season at Howelsen Hill on one of the state's toughest courses.


Around town for Sept. 16, 2001

Leslie Neiman Yount



Grades and money the future of schools

On Thursday, the state released its first-ever school report card, which gave the Steamboat Springs School District an accountability rating of high for all four of its schools. Earlier this week, the school board voted to put a proposed cost of living pay increase for teachers and staff on November's ballot. We asked Paul Fisher, vice president of Steamboat's school board, to give his views on these issues.


Ferguson and Strande

Soroco school band counts every note

Soroco school band counts every note

Tired eyes peer over music stands to watch the next cue from the band director. On this Friday afternoon, Harmony Glynn is leading her high school band students through George Gershwin's "An American in Paris." "Does anyone know who George Gershwin is?" Glynn asks.

Schools see a drop in enrollment

Districts experience a drop in funding

A county birth rate decline from the 1980s to mid 1990s combined with a cost of living increase has caused a decrease in school enrollment in Routt County this year.

Drivers test their back-street skills

Steamboat Springs hosts first-ever Colorado Cog Rally

Sunday drivers were absent Saturday from the first-ever Colorado Cog Rally held in Steamboat Springs.

Old stuff has new look at FiddleFern

It doesn't take much to make Michele Desoer's day. The right reaction to an old chicken coop cleverly turned into a glass-topped coffee table can do the trick.

In Steamboat, frustration mixes with fear

In the basement of Off the Beaten Path book store, Greg Crasso listened intently to the radio as he mixed batter for bread to be sold in the store's coffee shop.

Real estate transactions

Real estate transactions for Sept. 7-12, 2001


Setting it straight

By the time the third quarter had rolled around in last week's Hayden vs. Nucla football game, the cheers from the fans standing behind me had turned ugly.


Citizens can help protect wildlife resources

With the start of archery season this past August 24th, this year's hunting season is officially under way. In preparation, the roughly 120 Colorado Division of Wildlife field officers throughout the state have readied themselves for the rigorous months of big game hunting pressure that will follow.

Game Time

Muzzleloaders and archers take to the field

The woods during the early fall in Colorado are a stomping ground for a breed of big game hunters who are often put on a pedestal above the common high-powered rifle-bearing sportsman.

Ratings of Soroco schools received

Soroco School District received its first ever report card Thursday and not all its schools made the honor roll. Soroco elementary and middle schools received accountability ratings of high but the high school was graded as low.

Stella Ruth Phillips


Faye Meeks


Hubert B. Epps



Airing out facts about pollution A discussion on Air Pollution in the Yampa Valley and the Mount Zirkel Wilderness will be held Sept. 19 in Steamboat Springs.

Building permits decline

The valuation of new building permits in Routt County outside the city is slightly ahead of last year, but the figure within the city of Steamboat Springs is off by about $12 million.

The art inside

Interior decorating made simple

Everyone has wanted to change the look of a room without forking out thousands or even hundreds of dollars to do so. It may be the color you're going for or a new look all together.

Tigers drop road game

Chancy Marolf ran for 223 yards and three touchdowns Saturday to lead Norwood High School to a 29-14 upset of the Hayden Tigers.

Building permits

Building permits for Sept. 1-7, 2001


Class notes for Sept. 16, 2001


Cook Chevrolet wins Subaru honor Cook Chevrolet has won the Subaru of America trophy for the first and second quarters of 2001 for its district.

Florence "Jackie" Standridge



Weekly planner for Sept. 17-22


The scars of Sept. 11

An over-blown movie plot about terrorists hijacking jetliners and crashing them into the World Trade Center towers would be accompanied by stilted dialogue punctuated by some cornball catch phrase spoken by a hero Arnold Schwarzenegger, Harrison Ford or Wesley Snipes just before that hero pulled off a miraculous, unbelievable feat that saved the day and wrapped everything up nicely and neatly.


The record for Sept. 8-14


Local briefing for Sept. 16, 2001

3 TDs makes it 3-0

Marias leads Sailors' running game with 153 yards and three scores

Despite a perfect non-conference record, the Steamboat Sailors football team feels it has a lot to fix this week before its first league game.

Nordic team logs 300 jumps this summer ... so far

Bill Demong headed into the summer with the goal of becoming more consistent on the jump hills by the time the snow started to fly this winter.


Advance your fitness education with new school year

I feel it every September. I'll bet you do, too. It's that uneasy sense that, OK, playtime is over, it's time to get back to school and down to work. Some of us find it more than a little depressing.

Gauging the economic toll

Steamboat likely to see tourism fall

People who watch over Steamboat Springs' tourism-based economy were processing their own emotions this week as they watched and listened to the human tragedies in New York and Washington, D.C. this week while beginning to assess what it could all mean for the local economy.

The Holy Days

The Jewish community prepares for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

Irv Edelman's family drove to Pasadena, Calif., just before sundown on the Sabbath to avoid a drive to the synagogue. Edelman's father was a cantor, a singing Jewish spiritual leader, and his synagogue was too far away to walk from their home in the San Fernando Valley.