News for Saturday, January 26, 2002




Letters for Jan. 27, 2002


The Eagles have landed

It is winter in the Yampa Valley: subzero temperatures, fog shrouding the Yampa River along Colorado 131, bare cottonwoods with equally bare nests.

Yampa couple takes on a Royal project

'Haunted' hotel finds new life in Bill and Kris Ager

Before Kris Ager heard the folklore, she heard the footsteps. When she and her husband, Bill, purchased the historic Royal Hotel about 18 months ago, they knew little about its fabled ghost. But sometimes, experience is the best teacher.

The Record

The record for Jan. 18-26, 2002

Group looking to help startup businesses

Economic Development Council proposes establishing revolving fund of 'micro loans'

Business leaders here want to create new lines of cash to help entrepreneurs put their business plans into action.

Jarrett to build Nordic program

Former resident lends his skills at Soldier Hollow

After six years on the U.S. Nordic Combined Team and three trips to the Olympics, Dave Jarrett is preparing to step into a new role at Soldier Hollow this February.

Midgets eager to play U.S. women's team

When Taylor Leary first started playing ice hockey in 1991, there were days when players had to scrape off the outdoor ice rink at Howelsen Hill and parents watched the games from the warmth of their cars.

'Science guy' experiments in Steamboat

Students learn that discoveries don't always have to occur in the classroom

Although they might be essential for life, air molecules rarely ever get standing ovations. But that was exactly what the students at Strawberry Park Elementary School were giving air molecules Friday afternoon.

Big Rack offers Wild West adventures

Ranch just east of Milner provides horseback riding, sleigh rides and chance to herd cattle

Keri Hamilton grew up in suburban Chicago, about as far from the Wild West as one can get. So what's she doing running a horseback riding and sleigh ride business west of Steamboat Springs? The answer has a great deal to do with her husband, Eric.


Kelley and King


Kurtz willing to go the extra mile

Cassidy Kurtz was named this week's Student Athlete of the Week.


Birth announcements for Jan. 27, 2002

Running the relay

Lisa Perricone called home from Montana Wednesday to find out that she would play a small part in the 2002 Salt Lake Olympics. Perricone's Alpine skiing talent didn't land her a place in the Olympics but her inspiration, dedication and athleticism finds her running in the Olympic Torch Relay as a support runner.

In Brief

In brief for Jan. 20, 2002

Girls end league losing streak

Boys stumble against Panthers

There were mixed results in Panther territory Saturday night as the Steamboat girls broke a four-game league losing streak and the boys stumbled again, dropping a 57-40 game to Delta.

Hang Time

U.S. Nordic combined team in town this week for pre-Olympic training at Howelsen

Jan-Erik Aalbu had a relaxed smile on his face as he made his way down the steep-pitched face of Howelsen Hill late Friday morning.


Olympic tradition runs deep

John Steele started a tradition in Steamboat Springs back in 1932 when he became the first local athlete to compete in the Winter Olympics.

Prudential, Romick and Associates merge

Agencies joining forces to be more competitive in market

One of Steamboat's largest real estate agencies just got larger. Principles at Prudential Steamboat Realty announced their merger with Romick and Associates this week.

Church acquires Old Town home

Holy Name may look to expand in the future

Holy Name Catholic Parish has purchased an Old Town house adjacent to its campus, preserving its options in the case that it wants to expand in the future.

Open space a cherished commodity

There is something to be said about wide-open spaces in the wintertime, but very few words can actually do it justice.




Volunteer sought for DOW position DENVER The Colorado Division of Wildlife is recruiting a volunteer from the Western Slope to serve on the Wildlife Management Public Education Advisory Council (WMPEAC).

Weekly Planner

Weekly planner for Jan. 27, 2002

Class Notes

Class notes for Jan. 27, 2002

Our View

Celebrating the games

Our View for Jan. 27, 2002



Routt County Spotlight

John Waldman

Routt County Spotlight for Jan. 27, 2002

Around Town

Around town for Jan. 27, 2002

Town tries to crack down on 'dogs at large'

A rash of barking and roaming canines persists in the town of Yampa, and the Yampa Town Board is seeking the cooperation of residents to keep the problem on a leash.

Real estate transactions

Real estate transactions for Jan. 17-23, 2002


Ski Corp. sponsors seminar on recent traveling trends The Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. and key airline executive partners sponsor "America in Transition: A Preview of Emerging Lifestyles and Travel Trends in the Aftermath of Sept. 11" at 8 a.m. Feb. 6 at Steamboat Grand. Peter Yesawich of the third annual Airline Partners Summit will present.

Behind the Headlines

What is the role of a public defender?

When a crime is committed and suspects go to trial, they may not always have the resources to hire an attorney of their choosing. When this situation arises, state public defenders are called to step in as the lawyer for these individuals. Public defenders are often overworked, underpaid and, by taking on some cases, not very popular. But as attorney Norm Townsend a public defense attorney in Steamboat Springs who represented convicted murderer Thomas Lee Johnson explains, these attorneys play a critical role in our nation's judicial system.

Local briefing

Local briefing for Jan. 27, 2002

Students get hands-on approach to learn winter driving skills

Bridgestone Winter Driving School, Colorado State Patrol team up to conduct program

The Colorado State Patrol joined forces with the Bridgestone Winter Driving School Saturday to offer young drivers the chance to practice in the driver's seat what they learned in their classroom seat.

So close

How Steamboat Springs missed out on hosting events for the '76 games

Sven Wiik will never forget waking up on Nov. 8, 1972, to the stunning election news. It wasn't Richard Nixon's landslide victory over George McGovern for the presidency of the United States that left Wiik shaking his head. It was Colorado voters' decision to reject state funding for the 1976 Winter Olympics.

The Week in Review

The Week in Review for Jan. 27, 2002


How to arm yourself for cross country skiing

Dear Marilynn: I love to ski cross country and have been out quite a few times this year. My problem is sore arms. My upper arms and shoulders ache for days after. What can I do?

Going to the games

Friends, family and fans of Olympic athletes find that getting to Park City can be difficult even if you're not competing

When Shannon Dunn competes in the snowboarding halfpipe in next month's Winter Olympics in Park City, Utah, she'll have a crowd of about 10 family members cheering her on. It's a far cry from 1998, when Dunn found out she qualified for the Olympics only a week before the games.