News for Saturday, September 22, 2001



Yampa Valley Medical Center fund-raiser is just ducky

1,400 synthetic quackers foot bill for portable ultrasound machine

Brett Denney brought a pole to the banks of the Yampa River on Saturday morning to do some fishing of sorts. Denney, 11, was one of many Boy Scouts and Kiwanis members who volunteered to keep rubber ducks on course at the 14th annual Rubber Ducky Race sponsored by the Yampa Valley Medical Center Auxiliary and Steamboat Springs Kiwanis.

The Weight For Winter

No snow no matter for winter sports athletes

Place two sticks on the ground in a cross or a diagonal position. Now, with both feet, create a routine where you jump from one space to the next. It's a test of agility a movement of ease and speed that will increase your coordination, balance and focus for skiing.

Behind the headlines

Building a new fire station

The board of the North Routt Fire Protection District will ask its voters Nov. 6 to approve a property-tax increase to support up to $1.25 million in bonds to help build and equip a new fire station near Steamboat Lake. We asked Chuck Vale, president of the North Routt Fire Protection District, why the new station is necessary and what a new station will mean to that area.

Building permits

Building permits for Sept. 10-14, 2001

Real estate transactions

Real estate transactions for Sept. 13-19, 2001

Warm Weather, Cold Beer

Events celebrate the season and suds

Leaf lovers and beer drinkers alike at Saturday's Brewfest and Fall Foliage Festival couldn't help but notice the brisk business at Mark Leier's table. His T-shirts were everywhere.

Terror and tourism

Attacks aftermath wreaks havoc on winter vacation outlook

Not long ago, the tourism numbers looked good for Bob Milne and Steamboat Springs. Milne is president of Steamboat Resorts, the largest of a number of property management companies whose reason for being is filling the community's resort bed base. Despite a sour economy and widespread layoffs, advance reservations at Milne's business were running 8 percent ahead of 2000.

School 'floods' students with literacy

New technique catches children who might slip through the cracks

Debra Knott wanted the four students seated before her on Friday morning to ask what time it was. But she wasn't planning on giving them an answer. She was more interested in how they pronounced each word of their question.

Disaster Relief


Letters for Sept. 24, 2001


Where do we go from here?

Those in the business of bringing people to Steamboat Springs have been busy in the last two weeks but not "busy" in a "good" way. With the country still trying to get a grip on how to deal with what happened on Sept. 11, airlines are cutting back on service and employees, and winter vacations skiing vacations apparently don't rank as high on the priority list as they did last month.

The Record

The record for Sept. 15-21, 2001


Births for Sept. 23, 2001


Are you ready for some parties?

It could be beer and pretzels, or maybe you really want to impress your guests with gourmet appetizers and microbrews for a fabulous football weekend. If you're questioning your ability to throw a fabulous football party, here are a few tips to put your mind at ease and your mind focused on the game.


Weekly planner for Sept. 24-29


Around town for Sept. 23, 2001


Class notes for Sept. 23, 2001


In brief for Sept. 23, 2001

Placed-based education takes root

Districts create strategies to keep programs going as funds fade

With clippers in hand, Jeff Dawes cut down the prickly leaves of a Canadian thistle to just a stubble Friday morning. Nearby four of his classmates could be found pulling up hounds tooth and dumping the plants in garbage bags as their Rocky Mountain Youth Corps leader, John O'Neill pointed to plants that needed to go.