News for Saturday, January 19, 2002



A Mother's Grief

With her daughter's killer behind bars for life, Sherry Mesecher and her family now try to move on

Bob Mesecher was not prepared for the phone call. His wife, Sherry, was vacationing in Europe, so Mesecher was alone when the phone rang at 4 a.m. on May 12, 2000. Steamboat Springs Police Detective Robert DelValle was on the line. What he had to tell Mesecher was horrific Lori Bases, Mesecher's stepdaughter, had been found butchered in her Steamboat Springs apartment just a few miles from Mesecher's home.

The Week in Review

The Week in Review

Tubing ban may be extended

Commercial restrictions on sections of Yampa River could continue for two more years

The only thing more dangerous than tubing in January is talking about tubing in January. The Parks and Recreation Commission, a public board appointed by the City Council, voted last week to recommend extending a controversial ban on commercial tubing above Fifth Street for two more years.

The ride of your life

There are some dedicated snow riders who aren't up first thing in the morning when 12 inches of new snow falls on the mountain, explained freestyle snowboard coach Derek Switzky. In fact, they might even skip that day altogether.

In Brief

In brief for Jan. 20, 2002

Coffee shop serves up hospitality by the mug

Tina Bird perks up most mornings for South Routt

Kellen Garrity may be young, but she knows what she wants in a cinnamon roll. The 4-year-old walked through the doorway of the local coffee shop Friday morning and proceeded to inspect half a dozen rolls displayed behind the glass counter.

Building better teams

Steamboat company tailors corporate training for clients

Coca-Cola assigns some of its best and brightest to the Wal-Mart account for obvious reasons.

Our View

Getting off the fence

Routt County commissioners first began considering skyline regulations six years ago, but judging from a meeting last week, they're no closer to a decision on the issue than they were in 1996.


Pipe dreams

Superpipes, tabletops, rails and the numerous other jumps and obstacles in or around terrain park is a bonus. Though I'm not one who spends a full day going on the pipe or practicing big air, I do go to the area for at least two or three runs when I ski or ride.


Create a life preserver to achiever your fitness goals

So you decided to make end-of-year changes lose weight, get to the gym, cut back on the booze, etc. and January isn't even over yet and you already feel yourself slipping back into old, negative patterns.

Readers Sound Off

Readers sound off for Jan. 20, 2002

Real estate transactions

Real estate transactions for Jan. 10-16, 2002


Kelley and King




Brodie named president of TCD TCD Inc. has announced that Rick Brodie has been appointed president of the company.


Building permits

Building permits for Jan. 7-10, 2002

Women offered chance to learn to ski from different perspective

Lindsay Heer likes to remind her students that it is not so much the destination as the ride that counts.


Allen gives '100 percent'

This week's Student Athlete of the Week comes from the ranks of the Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team.

Airline numbers

Despite gloomy forecast, flights at YVRA were up in December over 2000

All of the airlines operating direct flights into Yampa Valley Regional Airport were up in December over the previous year.

Sailor boys post third straight win

The blood streaming down Ryan Scheer's face was all the proof the Sailors needed to know that the Glenwood Demons had come to Steamboat prepared to battle.

Art of the Bounce

Bar security workers keep an eye out for fake IDs and fights

Six nights a week Jim Turczynski is looking for a fight and hoping he won't find one. As the director of security at Levelz nightclub and Lupo's sports bar, Turczynski is also looking for those under 21 who rely on counterfeit identification cards to get them into bars.

7 Catamount lots on market

Agent doesn't think current downturn will hurt resale of sites

All 25 building lots at the Ranch at Catamount have been sold out for more than a year. But that doesn't mean well-heeled buyers can't join the neighborhood.

Local businesses looking at group insurance plan

Employers' organization believes health coverage key to stable work force

More than a year ago, a loose association of professionals in human resource positions came together, gave themselves a name and set out to find the best way to insure an uninsured work force. This week they hope to sell their idea to the public.


Sportsmen Expo in Denver Jan. 24-27 DENVER The International Sports-men Exposition is from Jan. 24-27 in Denver.

The Ranch changes its plans

Instead of condominiums, duplexes and homes to be built

Developers of a long-standing Steamboat Springs condominium project, The Ranch at Steamboat, are planning to create 16 new duplex lots rather than build 70 previously approved condominiums.

Weekly Planner

The Weekly Planner for Jan. 21-26, 2002

Class Notes

Class notes for Jan. 20, 2002

The Record

The record for Jan. 11-18, 2002


Birth announcements for Jan. 20, 2002

Routt County Spotlight

Art Fiebing

Routt County Spotlight for Jan. 20, 2002

Around Town

Around Town for Jan. 20, 2002

Local Briefing

Local briefing for Jan. 20, 2002

Students to play with best in the state

Three Steamboat Springs High School musicians selected for All-State Band festivities

When Kent Seabert began playing the tuba in fifth grade, it was nearly as big as he was. But he liked the simplicity of the three keys and was drawn to the large, shiny instrument because his dad had played it. Katie Haberlan started playing the flute when she was 5 years old. For her it was either the flute or the piano and she chose the flute because she said she liked the way it sounded.