News for Saturday, January 12, 2002



Around Town

Around town for Jan. 13, 2002

High School debate team wins big at tourney

Long hours of research pays off for students

In one of their smaller tournaments of the season, the Steamboat Springs High School debate team won big Saturday at home. The team walked away with 13 individual awards.

Our View

Sounding Off

Good newspapers should spark discussion in their communities. Even better newspapers find ways to facilitate that discussion. It is with that in mind that the Steamboat Pilot & Today introduces Sound Off, a new feature that we hope will create more interaction with our readers.


Walker and Hill

Behind the Headlines

Charting progress: The North Routt School

Behind the headlines for Jan. 13, 2002

In Brief

In brief for Jan. 13, 2002


Letters for Jan. 13, 2002

The Record

The record for Jan. 4-11, 2002

The Week in Review


Building permits

Building permits Dec. 24 to Jan 4

Fund-raiser to be held for high school senior bound for Spain

One high school senior wasted no time in making a decision to pursue her interests halfway around the world. Sierra Montoya, 17, said she intends to complete her remaining requirements for an early graduation from Soroco High School in time to leave for Spain Thursday.

Brownie, Daisy troop learns to look to the future

Girls get ready for upcoming cookie sale

The young girls gathered around Eileen Rossi Friday learned that today's behavior dictates tomorrow's accomplishments. Rossi, a part-time officer for the Oak Creek Police Department, capped an afternoon of celebrating careers.



Local Briefing

Local briefing for Jan. 13, 2002


Birth announcements for Jan. 13, 2002

'Bumming' it at the 'boat

Four Australians discover AmericaSteamboat style

They don't drink Fosters and "shrimp on the barbie" is a catch phrase that never passes their lips. Four 23-year-old Australian men living under one roof may sound like the latest in television sit-coms but it isn't so much a rarity in Steamboat Springs during the winter.

Weekly Planner

The weekly planner for Jan. 14-19, 2002




Wildlife meeting Tuesday in Walden WALDEN Colorado Wildlife Commissioner Tom Burke will host an open meeting from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday to hear public input on a number of wildlife issues.

Creating a multimedia show

As Strings in the Mountains learned, Steamboat's Tripstream can make magic on CD-ROM

Late last summer, just a week before the last violin was scheduled to be put away in its case, the principles in Strings in the Mountains were looking for a new way to promote their product.


Recker heads Oak Creek bank branch OAK CREEK Ken Recker, the new president of First National Bank of the Rockies in Oak Creek, brings 33 years of banking experience to his position.

New business is bullish on bears

You can stuff your own teddy bear at the Rocky Mountain Bear Factory on Lincoln

Susan Mock could easily be mistaken for someone who came to Steamboat with warm and fuzzy notions of owning her own business.

House moving

Home being relocated; new building going up

An Old Town Steamboat Springs house is destined to become a home in the country, and a new office building resembling a period Victorian home will be built in its place on Oak Street.

Kurtz takes second place, again

It might have been Steamboat's home hill, but Tucker Burton claimed ownership of it Friday afternoon.


Energize your resolutions: How to make change happen

How are you doing with your 2002 "healthier lifestyle" resolutions?


Tax break largely unused

Routt County has $2.5 million for mortgage credit program

A pool of $2.5 million is available to assist first-time homebuyers in Routt County, but few qualified buyers are tapping into it.

Small Steps

VNA's partnership program for new parents making strides

Mandy Mourglia knows she will eventually need to start thinking about getting locks for the cabinets and plugs to cover electric outlets. For now, her 4-month-old son, Gavin, plays contently with the assortment of mirrors and toys that hang from an overhead bar but his blue eyes wander occasionally around the room.

Ski area's grooming supervisor headed to Olympics

Steamboat native has been preparing courses for 23 years

For years, David Hudspeth has groomed the trails that have led many Steamboat athletes to the Olympics. And now it is his turn to go.

Routt County Spotlight

Joanne Palmer

Ski Touring Center finds success in women-only programs

Every Tuesday, several women strap on their skis to build relationships as well as their skiing abilities.

Braving the ice

Peace, serenity, the beauty of the landscape and a little excitement is what brings people out to the lakes in Routt County in the dead of winter for a little ice fishing.


Rolling with the punches

It's hard not to have a love-hate relationship with tourists. On the one hand, when 13,000 tourists doubled the population of Steamboat Springs a few weeks ago, it was nice to know the local economy was hopping.

Real estate transactions

Real estate transactions for Jan. 4-9, 2002

Community flocks to CMC to continue education

While Betty Leipold isn't exactly sure, she said she thinks the first class she took at CMC was a geology class that had the students studying Native American paintings near Steamboat Lake and camping near Dinosaur.

Student skiers fly high in aerial event

Steamboat Springs men take 3 of 4 top spots in freestyle event Saturday

In his first competition since breaking his ankle last month, Steamboat Springs' Broc Sheue captured first place in the upright aerial competition Saturday at Mount Werner.

City hires emergency personnel

Six firefighters/EMTs employed to provide 24/7 response coverage

The Steamboat community has a new first line of defense in its quest to deal with the rising number of fire and ambulance calls in the area. The city of Steamboat Springs began 2002 with an elite corps of six new firefighter/EMTs that will provide 24-hour coverage to the residents of the city and the surrounding rural fire protection district.