Tuesday, April 30
The wind and cold made Saturday's meet in Rifle seem more like an early season event for the members of the Sailors track team.
Consultants begin gathering information today
With a consultant in hand and the money to pay the firm, the city and county are ready to take the next step in its Area Community Plan Update.
Steamboat, Haymaker open for season; Catamount, Sheraton not far behind
Smiles rarely adorn the faces of golfers disappointed in their score. That is, unless you are 12 and missing school because of an 8:30 a.m. tee time with Dad.
Second-half rally not enough to hold off Demons, who topped the Sailors 3-2
All season long, Glenwood Springs kept tabs on the soccer happenings in Steamboat Springs and vice versa. As the weeks passed, the two separated themselves from the pack and set up the expected a season-finale match for the league title.
Although Routt County is taking steps to build a new arena for the fairgrounds, the facility may not be completed for the upcoming fair in August.
One narrow hallway is all that divides the middle and high schools in Hayden. But the differences between the students who attend class on either side of that hallway are substantial, Hayden Middle School Principal Colleen Poole said.
While visiting skiers have been out of Steamboat since early April, one group might have left a greater impression than others as it left behind a $2,300 check.
Before county officials approve of a land preservation subdivision south of Hayden, officials want to make sure enough water is available to serve the development.
Rifle shoots down Steamboat's playoff hopes
The Steamboat Springs baseball team's season ended with a 5-0 loss to Rifle on Tuesday in the opening round of the district playoffs.
It's never too early to start thinking about basketball, and high school coach Kelly Meek will offer young players a chance to hone their basic skills during camps this month.
When chronic wasting disease was discovered in deer on the Motherwell Ranch south of Hayden, no one suggested the disease was Hayden's problem.
The town of Oak Creek will hold its annual Town Clean-Up Day Saturday, June 8.
Two Steamboat Springs men face a felony charge for allegedly growing marijuana in a West Acres mobile home.
Nearly everyone has one entertaining road trip story to tell. It could be about the family jammed into a sedan for a cross-country trip. There's climbing into a car with friends for a day trip in high school.
Town board votes to restore Cargo's property
Six months after losing some of her front yard to a backhoe and front-end loader, Oak Creek Mayor Kathy "Cargo" Rodeman is getting it back.
Monday, April 29
Gathering set for Routt County Courthouse lawn
Many residents of Steamboat Springs will take a moment Thursday to participate in a nation-wide prayer at noon on the courthouse lawn in the observance of the National Day of Prayer.
Smaller towns question housing authority
Representatives from Oak Creek, Hayden and Yampa on Monday challenged housing authority supporters to show how their towns would benefit from the creation of a taxing district to support affordable housing.
When Ray Leibensperger took the job as Oak Creek's first town manager, he said he wanted to stay in the position 10 years and then retire. Leibensperger barely made it a year. When four new members were elected to the seven-member Oak Creek Town Board April 7, the first thing the board did was accept Leibensperger's resignation and eliminate his position.
This has surely been a challenging winter. The tragedies of Sept. 11 had an immediate impact on the travel industry. Add to that the uncertainty of the national economy and an unseasonably warm November resulting in a delayed opening.
Steamboat's heavy dependence on sales tax has a negative effect on lower-income people. As any economist will tell you, the city's current tax burden falls most heavily on those who can least afford it.
County has grown 2.9 percent since 2000 Census
Routt County has topped 20,000 people, according to the latest figures from the Census Bureau. The county grew by 2.9 percent from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2001, according to estimates released Monday. The new population is 20,255 people, an increase of 565 residents since the official count in the 2000 Census.
Weather will have impact on turnout for Saturday event
For local running series director Emily Conjura, Saturday is the first day of a new season. "The Spirit Challenge has always marked the start of my summer," Conjura said.
7-4 win over Battle Mountain pits Steamboat against Rifle
David May struck out five hitters and gave up just four runs Monday night as he led the Sailors past Battle Mountain 7-4 in the pigtail round of the district tournament.
Seven will travel to Denver this weekend for awards
On Sunday, seven students from Steamboat Springs Middle School will attend a Circle of Champions Luncheon in Denver hosted by the Denver Broncos as a reward for their accomplishments in the 11th annual Anne Frank Writing Contest.
Four wheeling in spring can create heavy damage
U.S. Forest Service officials hope four-wheel-drive enthusiasts can contain themselves when they come across closed gates guarding muddy roads.
The Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors is sponsoring a contest that should draw interest from income-eligible first-time homebuyers in Steamboat Springs.
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When general contractor Jeff Koepfer was siding a home this winter, construction workers stopped by daily looking for work. Last spring, his answering machine was overflowing with workers looking for projects.
Brandon Swank has been named news editor for the Steamboat Pilot & Today. Swank, 24, is a graduate of Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He joined the Pilot & Today in August 2000 as a copy editor.
Mountain towns all have their own peculiarities, but often they have the same economic and social challenges in common. Economic Summit 2002 on May 29-30 at the Sheraton Steamboat Resort and Conference Center will attempt to draw on the expertise of other mountain towns to shed light on Steamboat Springs' efforts to strengthen its economic vitality.
Ask Dan Craig what the best day of his life was, and he doesn't hesitate. It was the day he sold D.K. Monument L1 109 for $6,000. The date was April 4, 2002. The place was an auction barn in Columbus, Mont. And D.K. Monument L1 109 might prove to be the best Hereford bull Dan and Karen Craig have ever produced at their small ranch just north of Phippsburg.
Sunday, April 28
Radar unable to detect storm that left moisture
On Sunday morning, the National Weather Service reported two fresh inches of snow in the Hahn's Peak.
Colorado visitor brings home a taste of big city life, along with a few sketchy memories
I stepped up to the curb at the corner of Post and Kearny at 6 p.m. on a Wednesday night in San Francisco. The sidewalks were jammed with people, all of them in a hurry, and the city thrummed with a life of its own.
Hayden school officials want students to have options
A recent decision by Hayden school officials to forgo plans for an alternative school only reinforced the resolve of those who want to see some kind of alternative for students who do not fit in the traditional classroom setting.
Saturday, April 27
In tennis, love isn't good unless you're the one dishing it out, and several members of the Steamboat Springs girls' tennis team had plenty of it to pass around Saturday.
Family raises prize Herefords on small spread in South Routt
Ask Dan Craig what the best day of his life was, and he doesn't hesitate. It was the day he sold D.K. Monument L1 109 for $6,000.
Organizers, students look forward to fun, safe after-prom
Cindy Carlson said planning the decorations for the Steamboat Springs High School after-prom party has been a full-time job. Something, she said, is well worth it if students have a prom that is both memorable and safe.
Managers of local bicycle shops say they are selling more road bikes than at anytime in the preceding 10 years.
If negotiations with Triple Crown Sports go as the city hopes, Steamboat won't be handing over a $75,000 check or using Emerald Park to support the sports tournaments.
The almost magical disappearance of the snowpack this season promises a short mud season and an early mountain biking season. Cyclists will be grinding out ascents of Emerald Mountain and flying down Valley View from the top of Thunderhead, as soon as the wind and sun have completed their annual spring chores.
Real estate transactions for April 19-24, 2002
When a sport is defined by the shoe
If you've ever been in the market for a new pair of athletic shoes, the realization that sports stars and fashion mix like peanut butter and chocolate has, no doubt, hit you over the head like a ton of Reese's.
Keeping your shoes clean can be a tough task along Steamboat's public trails
Anyone who has walked the local public trails lately knows one of Steamboat Springs' dirtiest spring problems has returned dog waste. Throughout the winter, dog owners don't clean up after Fido does his business. But the mess does not begin to decompose until spring. Once the snow is melted, piles and piles of the waste is revealed, making a messy and, at times, smelly situation.
Building permits for April 15-19
Ken Brenner knew unseating Routt County Commissioner Dan Ellison would be a daunting task, but a mere 50 yards has eliminated the Steamboat Springs man from the race before a single vote can be cast.
Despite the inability to get a win, Bob Hiester said he and the Steamboat Springs boys lacrosse team had a productive weekend.
Passengers have to hike
The Moffat road is again tied up by a bad slide in Egeria canyon. Tuesday the earth began moving and is now piled high over the tracks. A general fear has been felt that this means a prolonged suspension of traffic. A similar slide at the same spot two years ago prevented trains from getting through for 27 days.
A one-legged lady once walked into the ski area's lost and found and asked for a ski. No, it's not the beginning of a bad joke, just the start of one of the many far-out tales that trail the items left behind by tourists.
Name: Penny Hamilton Age (optional): None of your business Occupations: Mocha Molly's manager, ski instructor, fitness instructor and dancer Place of birth: Mansfield, Victoria, Australia
The Women's Fellowship held its annual spring luncheon April 17 at the Parish Hall in the Congregational Church. As always, a large crowd enjoyed the yummy food.
Dear Bertha, Not until you asked for more information about my mother's family did I realize how much I didn't know about my mother's side of the family!
Sailor soccer players put long week behind them as they hold on to hope for league title
Forgive the players on the Steamboat Springs girls' soccer team if all they wanted to do was dive into a hot tub following their 6-3 victory over Palisade.
Thursday, April 25
Division of Wildlife uses fire to improve habitat
Crews from the Colorado Division of Wildlife successfully executed a controlled burn this week to improve elk habitat on almost 300 acres on the southwest flank of Blacktail Mountain.
Down early, Sailors rally for 5-2 win over Battle Mountain
The members of the Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer team got a scare Thursday night, but kept their league title hopes alive with a come-from-behind win over Battle Mountain.
Construction could start this month in North Routt
The North Routt Fire Protection District will take bids for the construction of a new fire station now that the station has gained the approval of the Routt County Planning Commission.
Restrictions by the Routt County Planning Commission have jeopardized a property owner's plans to provide affordable housing west of Steamboat Springs.
A brief round of cheers erupted Thursday when the Steamboat Springs Planning Commission gave final approval to a plan creating the city's first mobile home park where residents own their lots.
Triple Peaks' case against American Skiing originally filed in Denver
Tim and Diane Mueller's court battle to acquire the Steamboat Ski Area has moved from Denver to Steamboat Springs. Judge Richard Doucette has signed an order granting a motion by attorneys for Triple Peaks LLC seeking to have its lawsuit against American Skiing Company shifted from federal court in Denver to district court in Steamboat Springs.
Town Board gets background check during meeting
The Oak Creek Town Board hired a fifth public works employee Thursday night, even though a background check the board requested during the meeting revealed at least two prior arrests.
Wednesday, April 24
Sailors cruise to easy victory at first home meet of the season
Call it a glorified practice. That's how the coaches and athletes viewed it.
The dream of high school hockey for local supporters is slowly becoming a reality in Steamboat Springs.
Routt County Planning Commission will hear proposal at tonight's meeting
The North Routt Fire District is ready to move ahead with plans for its new fire station now that the district has secured funding and land for the building.
New Hayden High School sign welcomes visitors
Two seniors from Hayden recently made a lasting impression on their school.
Town board considers hiring public works employee
A new employee might be added to the town of Oak Creek's payroll tonight.
Inexpensive materials could lead to business
Cheap money and materials along with increased confidence in the market should fuel an increase in construction in the coming months, those in the industry said Tuesday.
Tuesday, April 23
Baseball team breaks 15-game losing streak
The Steamboat Springs High School baseball team snapped a 15-game losing streak on Tuesday night when they topped Battle Mountain in a 17-9 contest in Minturn.
Junior leads team to victory after week-long hiatus
It took less than two minutes for Steamboat Springs High School junior Anya Allen to shake off the effects of a weeklong layoff and give her team the edge against Moffat County Tuesday.
Dipping into their reserves, the Steamboat Springs City Council decided to add some boom to its budget.
House candidate charges governor with mismanagement
House District 57 candidate Terry Carwile charged Gov. Bill Owens with "appalling fiscal mismanagement" while speaking in front of a group of more than 50 Routt County Democrats Tuesday night.
Supporters exploring solutions to maintain facility
Supporters of The Haven hope recent public forums to raise awareness about Hayden's assisted-living facility will give them fresh ideas about how best to maintain its viability now and in the future.
Parents of missing girl lend assistance in Junction case
For Paul and Ramona Blee, helping to search for a missing Grand Junction woman and her daughter has helped the couple cope with the loss of their own daughter who vanished more than 20 years ago.
Lack of a secondary access in plans for an 11 single-family home development was a deal breaker for three of the seven Steamboat Springs City Council members Tuesday night.
As a former officer in the Military Police Corps, who has trained soldiers on how to use a weapon, and an avid gun enthusiast and instructor who has taught the skills of shooting, I am compelled to write concerning the use of the word "weapons" in your "Women & Weapons" piece (Steamboat Pilot & Today Sunday, April 21).
It has been a little more than five weeks since I experienced a very serious automobile accident and it is important to me to make a public "Thank You" to this amazing wonderful community.
Routt County's political parties held caucuses Tuesday night. The Republicans followed tradition, meeting in small groups at homes and businesses in each of the 20 precincts in the county.
Monday, April 22
Culling efforts completed Friday
More than 400 deer and elk were killed in a five-day period in an effort by the Colorado Division of Wildlife to try and control the chronic wasting disease outbreak in Northwest Colorado.
A public and private partnership trying to improve summer and winter air service at Yampa Valley Regional Airport has submitted an application for $1.1 million to the U.S. Department of Transportat
Parties will be nominating candidates
The traditional caucus system begins at the local level, in which neighborhood groups in each of the county precincts meet at residences and other community buildings to nominate delegates to vote for candidates.
Tim Bishop, principal at the Steamboat Springs Middle School, said at the board of education meeting Monday night that two students at the middle school placed in the state Anne Frank writing contest this year.
A proposal for an 11-single-family home development could draw some opposition at tonight's Steamboat Springs City Council meeting.
Girls soccer team ready to make tourney run
After spending last week in the warmth of Honolulu, Sailor soccer player Nikki Garth returned to the practice field Monday ready for action.
When the phone range at 4 p.m. Monday Bill Krueger wasn't sure what to expect, but he was prepared for whatever Athletics Director Bruce Crowhurst had to say.
Dylan Robert Shafer, son of Laura and Bob Shafer, and brother of Leigh Kathryn Shafer of Meridian, Idaho, was born at 8:32 p.m. March 29. He weighed 4 pounds and was 17.5 inches long. His maternal grandparents are Patricia Takmajian of Belleview, Ill. and the late Edward Takmajian. His paternal grandparents are Stanley Shafer of Lakewood, N.J. and Marie Shafer of Scottsdale, Ariz.
Sunday, April 21
A few of the things that must be learned to officially become a Coloradan
People up this way think I talk funny. I say ain't. I say y'all. I say gonna and c'mon.
When the Steamboat Springs Middle School's new "flexible schedule" is implemented next year, teachers should have fewer students to teach and less time restraints while teaching them.
A hike in water prices is up for approval at Tuesday's Steamboat Springs City Council meeting.
Two days after the ski season ended, the Steamboat Springs Animal Shelter had four dogs surrendered. That's more than what it typically receives in a week.
Competition helps to bring the best out of players
Roddy Beall thinks he could play soccer all day, every day, and with just four months off to play basketball, he comes pretty close.
Saturday, April 20
Rifle club offers chance to learn safe, responsible gun-handling techniques
Lorna Farrow has a thing for guns. She also happens to have a thing for purple.
They traveled thousands of miles with pins, T-shirts and hockey cards in tow hoping that they would discover that the kids of the Czech Republic, Austria and Germany shared their same love for the game of hockey.
Winning traditions take time to build
In the world of high school sports teams are built on talent, dedication and heart.
An American pastime falls by the wayside in a place named Ski Town USA
Gary Engle is from Phoenix. There, boys learn to walk, talk and play baseball.
In the world of high school sports teams are built on talent, dedication and heart.
Yampa Valley not as bad as some, but problem is expected to get worse
When Carrie Marshall graduated last May, she had her pick of jobs. While the rest of the work force was going through layoffs, Marshall got to decide which package of benefits including signing bonuses, paid moving expenses and the opportunity of quick advancement best met her needs.
Worsening drought conditions have officials worried
Colorado may be facing one of the worst droughts in recent memory, causing concern for firefighters as well as those in farming and ranching in Northwest Colorado.
An American pastime falls by the wayside in a place named Ski Town USA.
Gary Engle is from Phoenix. There, boys learn to walk, talk and play baseball.
Yampatika celebration offers information and fun
The Earth Day 2002 celebration Saturday at Howelsen Hill offered visitors an incentive to get their hands dirty.
Friday, April 19
As consumer confidence continues to rebound from the effects of Sept. 11, so does the Steamboat real estate market, especially homes in the $1 million range or higher.
Howelsen jumps, fire station, fairgrounds to benefit
With $1.2 million worth of grants, Routt County was the second-largest beneficiary for the state's most recent round of Energy Impact fund grants. Routt County, which had three projects funded, came after Grand County, which received almost $1.3 million in granting for four projects.
Event is designed to be informative, fun
Deborah Fuller plans on local residents taking home more than pamphlets of information from Yampatika's 2002 Earth Day. The event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Olympian Hall.
Organizers of Hayden's first summer festival learned Thursday they would need to raise substantially more money than anticipated.
The Commercial Property Group likes the property it is working to lease along the Yampa River Core Trail so much that it decided to move into it. In the fall when the Yampa River Office Park opens, the business plans to make the move from its Pine Grove office to the new building near the intersection of U.S. Highway 40 and Walton Creek Road.
Ellen Stein, the executive director of the Community Agriculture Alliance, has resigned her position in order to take the helm of the non-profit Mountain Studies Institute in Silverton.
Stripped computer cases and dismantled circuit boards clutter the workshop attached to Gary Cruson's house in Oak Creek. These electronic skeletons are the remnants of old computers and the evidence of Cruson's new business for recycling them. In the last year, G&S Enterprises has expanded from the buying and selling of computers to the recycling and refurbishing of them.
The Steamboat Springs Airport may have found a financially viable way to utilize its 16,000-square-foot terminal, which has gone largely unused since commercial air service left the airport seven years ago. Smartwool is in negotiations with the city to lease about 70 percent of the terminal, Assistant City Manager Wendy DuBord said this week.
Thursday, April 18
If you have an established garden with perennials, bulbs or shrubs, chances are you'll need to divide and replant some of them to control their size or rejuvenate them. After three to five years, most perennials will stop flowering and crowd themselves into an unruly mass of leaves and roots.
Freestyle moguler Ann Battelle has not retired, contrary to printed reports. Battelle said she has not decided to end her career but believes she might know the origin of those rumors.
Oak Creek town officials Thursday evening ended more than a month of speculation about the future of the town's most controversial employee. The Oak Creek Town Board voted 6-1 to accept Town Manager Ray Leibensperger's letter of resignation.
Katie Carter admits the scene is sometimes intimidating even for a confident athlete. Entering a gymnasium and seeing rows of nets poking up between swarms of other volleyball players and coaches induces both excitement and stomach butterflies.
One successful burglary and two other attempts earlier this week have authorities cautioning residents and businesses to take extra precaution.
Misuse of expense fund center of controversy
A decision on whether former 14th Judicial District Attorney Charles Feldmann misused an expense fund is expected to be made next week.
Fund-raising auction benefits Humane Society services
Diane James has been working very hard to make life easier for the domestic pets in Routt County, but she has yet to see her efforts pay off.
Wednesday, April 17
Woman claims she was sexually assaulted, threatened and harassed during trip here from Nevada
A former Routt County inmate has filed a lawsuit against a Denver company claiming she was sexually assaulted and subjected to unsafe and inhumane conditions during extradition from Nevada to Steamboat Springs.
100 more animals have been killed this week in effort to control CWD
Division of Wildlife officials have killed about 100 deer and elk since Monday around a Routt County ranch where a chronic wasting disease outbreak has been discovered. Weather has hampered the efforts of 32 DOW agents killing deer and elk around a five-mile radius of the Motherwell Ranch, which is southwest of Hayden.
School officials in Hayden Wednesday night gave a nod to moving forward with plans to place a property tax increase on the November ballot.
18-year-old allegedly stole $600 from mother
An 18-year-old Kansas man has been charged with two felonies for allegedly stealing $600 from his mother in February.
If the Soroco School District intends to offer its students an alternative school, it will do so without the help of the Hayden School District.
Tuesday, April 16
Steve Jones will know soon if his district must go forward with plans for an alternative school alone.
Commissioners approve new judicial facility
Routt County commissioners finished eight months of work Tuesday when they approved a development plan for a new judicial facility.
Partnership trying to make deal with Land Board, BLM
The Emerald Mountain Partnership has started to focus on more than 200 parcels of federal property in Routt County to determine if the land can be traded for Emerald Mountain.
Moffat County edges Steamboat 6-2, but local team shows improvement
The players on the Steamboat Springs baseball team kept their promise.
Tax increase may be on horizon to make salaries more competitive
Hayden school officials may seek a tax increase to make their teachers' salaries more competitive with others in the area. Hayden School Board members said the tax increase is necessary because the district's budget is already as lean as possible. "There's no more fat to cut," board member Brian Hoza said.
Despite being spring break, athlete continues to work hard
Distance runner Will Zimmerer made his way around a deserted track at Steamboat Springs High School late Monday afternoon.
Local, regional artists will display work at Hayden event
Some people in Hayden would like to give their town a chance to host its own arts and music festival this summer.
The U.S. Ski Team announced today longtime assistant coach Baard Joergen Elden has been named the new head coach of the U.S. Nordic Combined team.
Monday, April 15
The members of the Steamboat Springs boys baseball team would like nothing better than to wrap up this season's home schedule with a win against Moffat County even if the game has to be played in Craig.
I believe that the present City Council agrees with Jim Engelken's view that growth needs to pay its own way and supports the concept of impact fees. However, a funny thing happened on the way to collecting those impact fees. Our state legislature adopted Senate Bill 15 in the second special session this past October. Senate Bill 15 cats a giant shadow on the City Council's efforts to have growth pay its own way.
A Steamboat Springs doctor was released from a Grand Junction hospital Monday after a motorcycle landed on him in a Sunday afternoon accident in Moffat County.
Last-minute filers find they are not alone
Having to write a big check to the Internal Revenue Service is one reason many Steamboat residents waited to the last day to send in their federal and state tax returns.
Company wins first basketball title after years of sponsoring team
The two-foot high trophy that is awarded to the top team in the adult division I basketball league is proudly displayed at the TIC offices this week.
County officials will look at development plan
Today, Routt County officials can take a major stride in their mission to build a new judicial facility in Steamboat Springs.
DOW must kill all deer and elk within five-mile radius of Motherwell Ranch
Colorado Division of Wildlife biologists will start an effort today to wipe out all deer and elk within a five-mile radius of a Routt County elk ranch where five deer have been found with chronic wasting disease.
Sunday, April 14
A southern transplant sheds light on snow, winter driving and Steamboat's famous champagne powder
When we moved to Steamboat last May, someone told us we needed to give it two winters before we made any decisions on whether to stay.
'No' to Montessori school I'm calling about the Montessori school. I'm a concerned public school parent and I believe a public Montessori school does not belong under the same roof as Steamboat's public elementary schools.
Five key airlines brought 27,480 passengers into Yampa Regional Airport in March, boosting ski season totals to 89,328. That number does not include any of the April flights. The March figures show YVRA is on pace to finish approximately 5,000 passengers ahead of last ski season, when the airport welcomed 83,541 passengers, December through March. Another 2,030 passengers arrived in April 2001.
Mike Braal is finally captain of his own boat, and the Forest Queen and the humpback whales are calling him back to Alaska for the summer. After 18 years working as a kayak guide, leading saltwater fishing trips, leading hikes through the remote Brooks Range and piloting tourists to the whale feeding grounds, Braal has launched his own business. Braal considers Steamboat Springs home. But rarely does he experience summer in the Yampa Valley.
I wish to weigh-in on Skyline Development Vista Preservation in South Routt County. The way we see it in South Routt, skylines are only a part of the factors in the overall picture involving extended mitigation measures to development of the remaining pristine vistas here.
Despite high temperatures final day is festive
While standing on the top of Rainbow ski run, Andrew Schmidt may have summed up the snow conditions on the last day that Steamboat Ski Area was open.
Feet don't sit still for long when the Green Ridge Mountaineers meet for some socializing and serious square dancing at the South Routt Community Center on Monday nights. Dresses swirl and cowboy boots keep time with the rhythm of fiddles and guitars.
Owning a Colorado cattle ranch is a popular fantasy. But the reality is hard work and lots of it. Another alternative is to hire a ranch manager. It's a good way to go but not everyone can swing it economically. Another option is the Creek Ranch, 12 miles west of Steamboat Springs on County Road 33. A pair of impressive scribed log homes has recently come on the market at Creek Ranch.
The content of the editorial pages of your daily newspaper is commendable. By selecting a wide range of national writers from different newspapers, you have created a fine sense of balance.
Regarding your Sunday article on Cargo: It was a low-down, slanted, poor excuse for journalism. "Scum" in print.How very arrogant of the Steamboat Pilot & Today.
Christian Heritage School students from first grade through high school seniors came together Thursday to show off their talents during the Evening of the Arts.
Rarely in human history has mankind endured an editorial as bad as the one you wrote on impact fees and published in last Sunday's Pilot. Let's start with the statement that the city has never made a strong case for impact fees. Ridiculous. The fact is that growth does not pay its own way and that all new growth is subsidized.
Interest rates on long-term mortgages may have increased in recent months, but local lenders said they do not think that will prevent people from buying houses in Steamboat.
The spring thaw came early to the Yampa Valley, but on the mountain's final day of skiing, there's still a base of more than 60 inches at the summit. Like everything else, the snow hung in there through a ski season that could have been a lot worse than it was.
Saturday, April 13
The Hands-On! Children's Museum may have found a new home, pending a deal to purchase property in downtown Steamboat.
The Hayden track team attended a very competitive meet at the Eagle Valley Invitational tournament last Saturday, April 6.
People happy, why change?
So well pleased were the people of Steamboat Springs with the administration of their town officers that they held no election this year. Mayor Willett and the town board evidently thought that if the people wanted them to remain they must want all the appointive officers to remain also, so at the meeting of Friday night and a special meeting Monday night all town officers were reappointed and the committees were continued the same as during the previous year.
Years ago, former biology teacher Dan Craig was thumbing through a book he used for one of his classes and came across a word he didn't know prion. "I thought I'd better find out about it," he said.
Wilderness, agriculture concerns tackled at town hall meeting
Rep. Scott McInnis, R-Colo., said in a town hall meeting here Saturday that folks in Northwest Colorado should prepare for a dry summer with ample risk of forest fires.
Chris Walsh stepped up to the microphone Thursday evening with nothing to prove. He adjusted his guitar strap, cleared his throat and began to sing about love and relationships to the small crowd that gathered in the dimly lit room of Steamboat's only Internet caf
Running at the next level
The word extreme in the world of sports elicits visions of skiers launching off the steep face of a cliff, bungee jumpers cheating death by inches underneath a suspension bridge and mountain bikers risking life and limb on the edge of a canyon wall somewhere in Utah.
Solid Steamboat team shoots down Rifle 5-0 Saturday
Progression has replaced patience as the magic word for the Steamboat Springs girls soccer team following a dominating 5-0 win over Rifle Saturday.
Efforts are expanding to curtail spread of chronic wasting disease
Residents in northwestern Colorado are going to have to get used to the fact wild deer will be killed as the Colorado Division of Wildlife attempts to control a fatal brain disease that poses numerous unanswered questions.
Dear Bertha, My Grandfather William Bowie, who was born in 1824 and died in 1886, and Grandmother Margaret (Stuart) Bowie, who was born in 1829 and died in 1895, were the parents of 13 children six of which died at ages ranging from 1 to 9 years, leaving who reached adulthood as follows: Jean, married a Caldwell, had three children: two sons, raised by their father, daughter Jean born prematurely at less than 2 pounds. Mother Jean died with baby Jean's birth.
Fitness tips for the new season
Spring has sprung. The birds are singing. The flowers are blooming. It's time for new growth, new beginnings and a renewed commitment to your own health and wellness. Your family's, too.
Candice Lombardo Age: 28 Occupation: Curator of the Tread of Pioneers Museum Place of birth: Louisville, Ky.
Friday, April 12
Harvard professor addresses violence and terror
The individual difference people see between each other may be more imagined than real, but is a precursor to justify violence and conflict between cultures, races and other groups. This was an issue addressed by Dr. Hugh O'Doherty at a forum Friday.
A 30-year-old Hayden man faces felony charges for allegedly racking up a $2,000 telephone bill for a family who took him in by surfing an adult Web site.
Leibensperger's resignation still up in the air in Oak Creek
The Oak Creek Town Board's deadline for accepting or rejecting Town Manager Ray Leibensperger's resignation came and went Friday.
Thursday, April 11
The cell phone signal crackles as Katie Carter and Allison Griffing roll across the Kansas plains, talking about the sacrifices they have made.
In the town of Oak Creek these days, breaking up is hard to do and harder to mend. Oak Creek Town Manager Ray Leibensperger would like to resign, but for now, he cannot legally quit his position at Town Hall.
McInnis introduces plan to bring relief to some agencies
Legislature introduced by Rep. Scott McInnis, R-Colo., could bring some much-needed Medicare relief to the local Visiting Nurse Association and other rural health-care agencies in Colorado.
The residents of Hilltop Homes could very well be creating Steamboat's first model for owning affordable homes and land in mobile home parks.
Most of the awards that were handed out Thursday night in Olympian Hall had nothing to do with results but everything to do with honoring the characteristics that make winners.
Girls lacrosse team posts 10-5 victory over visiting Ralston Valley
The Steamboat Springs girls lacrosse team opened its home season with a 10-5 victory over Ralston Valley behind a solid first-half performance and a dominating offensive display from senior Lauren Baumann.
Autopsy results have revealed a Texas woman died in February because of a ruptured bowel sustained while skiing at the Steamboat Ski Area.
Beating Breckenridge 2-1 in the opening game of last weekend's state hockey tournament at South Suburban Ice Arena was just what the sixth-seeded Steamboat Chix with Stix were hoping for.
As a budding potter, I've recently developed a fond affinity for clay. However, as a gardener, I have little affection for clay when weeding, digging planting holes and coaxing seeds to root in this impervious material.
Transportation group seeks funds to aid YVRA jet service
The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association has endorsed a plan to seek grant funding to bolster the resort's winter airline program as well as initiate summer jet service between Houston and Yampa Valley Regional Airport.
Ranchers in Routt and Moffat counties are being given the chance to offer opinions about public policy issues shaping the industry through a Colorado State University survey.
Two Craig men face felony drug charges after authorities allegedly seized two pounds of marijuana and $1,500 in cash during a traffic stop late Monday night.
Understanding the roots of terrorism and learning how to intervene in conflicts on an international or local level is something all local residents can learn during a lecture by Dr. Hugh O'Doherty from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Steamboat Grand.
Wednesday, April 10
Partnership helps to build increased awareness of surroundings
Mari Mahanna is not an English teacher. But she does want her students to understand the difference between a noun and a verb.
Whether Steamboat Springs High School gets team will be decided by Friday
A decision on the future of high school boys hockey in Steamboat Springs is expected by Friday, High School Principal Dave Schmid said.
A visit from Congressman Scott McInnis Saturday might add fuel to the dying flame of the wilderness debate, an issue that has ignited residents of Moffat County and the city of Steamboat Springs in the past seven months.
Local educators receive money from grant foundation
In its first round of granting, the Yampa Valley Community Foundation gave more than $20,000 to 18 child-care providers last Saturday.
As the weather warms, the city's Planning Commission will get the chance to do some spring cleaning.
Hockey player gets chance to show his talent in exhibition
For the past 10 years, local hockey player Dusty Henning has waited for the day he would be noticed.
During his two terms with the Hayden Town Board, Jim Haskins learned to appreciate the expertise each trustee brought to the table.
The spruce beetle epidemic is expected to swell this summer, but the U.S. Forest Service is planning an aggressive approach to protect certain areas of the Routt National Forest.
In a moving ceremony Wednesday morning, four New York City firefighters raised the American flag at a memorial between Strawberry Park Elementary and Steamboat Springs Middle schools. "It's really touching," said Ariel Tredway, a sixth-grader. "(The New York firefighters) taught us to live through this."
The new mayor and trustees of Oak Creek will take their posts tonight.
Tuesday, April 9
Wildlife officials will kill more deer this week now that two more tests have come back positive for chronic wasting disease.
Sixteen Colorado Division of Wildlife agents on Monday began killing hundreds of deer in the vicinity of a Routt County elk ranch where one of the animals tested positive for chronic wasting disease. Using a helicopter, agents started shooting mule deer within a five-mile radius of the Motherwell elk ranch, which is about three miles east of Pagoda in southwestern Routt County. Up to 300 deer around the 2,000-acre ranch may be killed.
Girls soccer team blanks Alexander Dawson in 5-0 contest
After Tuesday night's 5-0 win over Alexander Dawson, the members of the Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer team headed to Pisa's to celebrate as a team.
Steamboat Springs' baseball coach believes a losing attitude can become contagious, something he saw evidence of in his team's 11-0, five-inning loss to previously winless Battle Mountain Tuesday.
Organizers of the inaugural Steamboat Springathlon are touting Saturday's multi-event race as fun for lovers of both winter and spring sports.
Steamboat Springs residents might see a slight rust color in their water in the next month, but City Water Department officials said there is no reason for concern.
Routt County's Wildland Fire Council would split into two groups under a proposed memorandum of understanding that will be presented to the council today.
The historical building that has overlooked the town of Hayden for 80 years will stand for another 80 years thanks to the efforts of people who wanted to see it preserved.
The sun was shining brightly Tuesday morning as four giddy women took to the outdoor courts at the Tennis Center.
Steamboat Springs goalkeeper Kelly Asbury had 13 saves in last Saturday's lacrosse game against Golden, but it just wasn't enough.
Trio returns from European educational experience
Three Hayden High School students came home last Tuesday with a new appreciation for their studies.
Music festival will now be held at Tennis Meadows
While noise complaints were the main reason for moving Steamboat's July 4 music festival, little noise was made at Tuesday night's City Council meeting reviewing the venue change.
Despite questions over clarifying the current impact fee ordinance, the Steamboat Springs City Council agreed Tuesday night to create a committee designed to find alternatives to it.
Gov. Bill Owens promised Northwest Colorado officials that the state would take an aggressive approach to dealing with chronic wasting disease. Owens and top officials from the state Division of Wildlife, Department of Agriculture and Department of Natural Resources flew into Yampa Valley Regional Airport Tuesday to meet with Routt and Moffat county officials, representatives from Hayden and Craig, local ranchers and business owners who rely on hunting.
Monday, April 8
Governor will meet with local officials to discuss CWD
Gov. Bill Owens will make an appearance in the Yampa Valley today to discuss the creation of task force to address chronic wasting disease and meet with local officials about the problem.
Martinez honored for dedication to job, willingness to help others
Eufemia "Pema" Martinez and her husband Crispin are going to take a little trip to Miami Beach in the near future.
Routt County officials are leaning toward seeking $9.9 million in general obligation bonds to build a new courthouse in the November election.
Routt County officials are leaning toward seeking $9.9 million in general obligation bonds to build a new courthouse in the November election.
Sunday, April 7
Firefighters, police officers get mountain retreat
One's hometown meant little to the public servants who gathered Sunday evening at Olympian Hall.
Intrawest just missed acquiring Steamboat in 1997
The irony didn't escape Tim Mueller late last week. Five days after American Skiing Company backed out of its deal to sell the Steamboat Ski Area to Mueller's Triple Peaks group, the Burgess Creek chairlift broke down.
Saturday, April 6
Participants learn value of trusting others while accepting opposing viewpoints
Some local members of the Rocky Mountain Chapter who are participating in the Amer-ican Leadership Forum are hoping they can end the days of assuming that leadership is defined by a person's position rather than their actions.
Area athletes fare well at Eagle Valley High School Invitational
For the second straight week, Steamboat's Ian Ramsay turned in a mile time of 4 minutes, 55 seconds, and this time it was good enough for first place.
Steamboat Springs Figure Skating Club presented a three-day ice spectacular
Dressed in feather boas and bell-bottomed sparkling pants with hot pink sequined shirts wrapped around their waists, Elizabeth Stoll and Annie and Alley Eggleston watched Thursday's ice show dress rehearsal from Howelsen Ice Arena's bleachers.
Supporters looking to integrate method into area public schools
Supporters of Montessori education in public schools used children's building blocks Saturday to lay a foundation of parental support. The Montessori Steering Committee presented its vision for the future of Montessori education in public schools to the community.
Local group wants voters to address impact fee issue
For real estate broker Norbert Turek, the prospect of forming a citizens group for impact fees has the danger of a high school girl spending hours getting ready for the prom and no one liking the dress.
A lengthy criminal past focuses attention on Oak Creek's new mayor
The new mayor of Oak Creek admits to using marijuana and cocaine, driving under the influence of alcohol and wrestling people who provoke her. Her police record in Routt County dates back to 1991 and includes more than a dozen arrests. Yet Kathy "Cargo" Rodeman captured 64 percent of the vote in last Tuesday's municipal election to decisively defeat incumbent Mayor Deb VanGundy.
Friday, April 5
With visitors still lingering in Steamboat from Easter vacation, lodging numbers continue to be strong through today but are expected to drop after the weekend.
Tim and Diane Mueller haven't given up on their bid to purchase the Steamboat Ski Area, going to court in an effort to force American Skiing Co. to honor the sale contract.
Teen's best friend was killed in alcohol-related accident
The parents of John Campbell said Friday the death of their son was enough punishment for Mario Lintz, but 14th Judicial District Judge Joel S. Thompson disagreed.
A 41-year-old Phippsburg man who threatened to commit suicide earlier this week has been charged with felonies for allegedly molesting two juveniles, one of which is the man's child.
Parishioners off to Dominican Republic to aid community
A dozen people from local and area churches will leave Monday for the Dominican Republic with a dozen suitcases filled with donated toiletries, school supplies and clothing in addition to their own luggage.
A 32-year-old Steamboat Springs man faces six years in prison after pleading guilty to numerous charges stemming from the theft of two Jeep Cherokees last summer.
Thursday, April 4
Organization's solicitation leads Warner to pull membership
The Routt County Sheriff's Office is ending a six-year relationship with a state law enforcement association because the organization has targeted county residents through telephone solicitation.
Employees and organizers of the Hands-On! Children's Museum want one last opportunity to give kids a chance to explore art and learn yoga, sign language and Spanish before closing its doors April 14.
Doucette says he will not seek another term on bench
The chief judge in the 14th Judicial District is calling it quits after 22 years on the bench.
The members of the Steamboat Springs boys lacrosse team will hit the road this weekend for the final trip of the regular season.
The members of the Chix with Stix women's hockey team will put their season on the line this weekend during the State Tournament in Denver.
Firefighters, police will be on hand at dedication ceremony in school courtyard
Two days after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the students at Strawberry Park Elementary School gathered around the school's flag flying at half-staff and honored the lives lost. On Wednesday, the students will return to the same flagpole to hang a new flag one that is five times the size of the flag that flew Sept. 11.
Grow succulent sedums in your sandy soil
If you are looking for easy care perennial plants for your Steamboat garden, sedums are a great choice. Sedums are succulents: plants that hold water in their leaves and stems. This is how they adapt to our dry conditions in Routt County.
Wednesday, April 3
The results of lab tests on the first 86 of 300 deer destroyed near Pagoda this week have come back negative for chronic wasting disease. Colorado Division of Wildlife Officer Dan Prenzlow broke the news to almost 100 people who packed into a meeting room at Yampa River State Park west of Hayden Wednesday night.
New restrictions will apply whenever snow is on road
Because authorities are experiencing an increase in traffic and accidents on County Road 36, Routt County is changing its restrictions for the road that leads up to Strawberry Park Hot Springs.
A month after the City Council voted to lease land to a developer to build hangars at the Steamboat Springs Airport, it is being asked to show another sign of commitment this time to the tune of $33,000.
Eighth-grade girls in Steamboat Springs will get the opportunity to glimpse what is ahead of them at the "Girls to Women, Women to Girls" seminar Tuesday at the Steamboat Grand.
Students come to aid of house fire victim
While the eighth-grade girls at Steamboat Springs Middle School participate in career day Tuesday, their male peers will undertake a different, but no less important, pursuit.
The 600-foot-long tunnel of snow that put the word "super" into superpipe in Steamboat Springs will offer some of the best riders in the world one last chance to soar this Sunday.
Jenni Stanford is hoping to reach new heights as a member of the Steamboat Springs High School track team this year, and she got off to a good start in Brighton last weekend at the Mercury Classic.
With a $300,000 grant recently awarded to Routt County, officials are optimistic a multipurpose building will be ready for the 88th Routt County Fair in August.
Tuesday, April 2
Council approves $635,000 to fix roof and make other improvements
At Tuesday night's City Council meeting, City Manager Paul Hughes showed pictures of water-stained ceiling tiles, trash cans collecting water dripping through the roof and a saturated carpet near a city official's computer.
2nd case of disease in county confirmed; 3rd suspected case is negative
Lou Wyman sat on his porch Tuesday afternoon as a helicopter swirled overhead and Colorado Division of Wildlife agents took aim at deer on his ranch.
It was anybody's race to win Tuesday night. And everybody knew it.
When John de Wardt purchased his house on Glacier Ridge, he was lured by the almost15 acres of open space that sat beneath it.
Bearing problem reason for lifts early closure
The ski season has come to an early end for the Burgess Creek chairlift.
Two veterans in Yampa town government return to their posts today.
Rodeman handily wins seat
After weeks of defending her actions to the town and supporting the decisions of the old Town Board, Deb VanGundy can finally take a time out.
Joe Schminkey joined two incumbents on the Hayden Town Board leaving Andrea Hayden on the outside after all the votes were counted in Tuesday's election.
Joe Schminkey joined two incumbents on the Hayden Town Board leaving Andrea Hayden on the outside after all the votes were counted in Tuesday's election.
Monday, April 1
Published April 2, 2002
Sixteen Colorado Division of Wildlife agents on Monday began killing hundreds of deer in the vicinity of a Routt County elk ranch where one of the animals tested positive for chronic wasting disease.
Oak Creek voters face a loaded ballot today.
Oak Creek voters face a loaded ballot today. Unlike previous municipal elections that yielded low voter turnout and small candidate fields, today's election boasts nine candidates for the Oak Creek Town Board and two candidates for mayor.
Four candidates are running for three open seats on the Hayden Town Board in today's election.
Four candidates are running for three open seats on the Hayden Town Board in today's election. Newcomers Andrea Hayden and Joe Schminkey will appear on the ballot today with incumbents Tim Frentress and Chencho Salazar.