News for Saturday, July 6, 2002

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TOWN TALK: HAHN'S PEAK

Look here! Look here! There are great bunches of our state flower, the blue columbine, in bloom, especially in the aspen groves. In the boggy places are the long-stemmed little purple elephant heads.

THE WAY IT WAS

The sheep troubles

Government men, state rangers and all kinds of officers have been in Moffat County this past week and, as a result, the sheep are this morning entering the White River Forest on which they have grazing permits. The cattlemen have been out in force but were not armed and the situation did not become critical.

LIFE ON A STRING

The followers of the String Cheese Incident go to many lengths to attend shows

Being pregnant last spring and summer didn't stop Deirdre Schafer, 22, from following the String Cheese Incident, a Colorado jam band that headlined July Fourth concerts in Steamboat Springs last week.

BEHIND THE HEADLINES

What are the effects of the infestation?

As most people know, grasshoppers have infested areas of Routt County, which could likely lead to the devastation of farmers' and ranchers' fields. We asked C.J. Mucklow, Routt County agriculture extension agent, what caused the infestation, what kind of damage the grasshoppers can do and how residents can combat the problem.

Attendees get unique garden experience

Strings' annual High Country tour offers green thumbs new, creative ideas

In addition to having a chance to walk through six breathtaking gardens with music playing in the background, people who went on this year's High Country Garden Tour, organized by Strings in the Mountains, also picked up tips for landscaping their own outdoor spaces.

Evacuation plan should be prepared

Know what to get, where to go in case wildfires threaten area

Chances are, if you ask the average locals walking down Lincoln Avenue, they could not tell you what to do if they had to evacuate their homes in 15 minutes.

THE RECORD

JAIL REPORT The following is a list of people booked into the Routt County Jail on suspicion of the listed charges. The arresting agency is listed in parentheses.

Learning about themselves

Four-day camp offers students opportunities to test limits

Partners in Routt County and Grand Futures Prevention Coalition organized a retreat for Craig and Steamboat students ages 11 to 15 with the hope of developing ways to combat the social pressures of school during a four-day camp in June.

Part 1: How a single mom made it happen

Dawn Mayhew doesn't have a sport utility. She doesn't have a snowmobile. There are a lot of things she doesn't have. What she does have is a home of her own.

LETTERS FROM THE RANCH

Dear friend Bertha, Well, in my last letter, I told of Will Bowie, my father, leaving Scotland to seek employment in the coal mines of Cincinnati, Iowa; and upon hearing of his father's death in 1886, how he wrote to his mother, telling her to prepare the six family members including herself, remaining at home in the Peace and Plenty Cottages to move to America for he had saved the cost of fare by steamship.

Program lets students, teachers get WILD

Local teachers who participate in Project WILD will be ready to take their students outside to learn about the local environment.

Tax break for seniors

Assessor wants residents 65 and older to know about exemption that could cut tax bill in half

Some Routt County seniors will be able to take advantage of a property tax break that could reduce tax bills by more than $400.

BUSINESS FILE

New hires named at Catamount Catamount Ranch & Club has named Jim Miller its director of golf and club operations.

WEDDING: Serkin and Spitzley

Karina R. Serkin, daughter of Wendy Julius of Bedford Hill, N.Y., and Peter Serkin of New York City, was married June 29, 2002, to Nathaniel S. Spitzley, son of Heather Stirling of Hayden and James Spitzley Sr. of the central coast of California.

ROSS A. SESSIONS

Ross Anthony Sessions died July 3, 2002, from injuries resulting from an accident. He was 14. Ross was born June 10, 1988, in Lodi, Calif.

WEDDING: Scott and Simone

Jody Scott of Steamboat Springs and David Scott of Lakewood are proud to announce the marriage of their daughter, Emily, to Pat Simone, son of Marvelle Kleiser of Madero, Calif., and Pasco Simone of Fresno, Calif.

TOWN TALK: HAYDEN

Jason Walker was home from Laramie, Wyo., last weekend to visit his mother, Sylvia, his siblings and their families.

LETTERS

Omit 'under God' I was 15 years old when the government required the words "under God" be included in the "Pledge of Allegiance."

BIRTHS

Grace Annabelle Herman, daughter of Jamie and Dave Herman of Steamboat Springs, was born at 9:21 p.m. June 24, 2002.

DELBERT SCOTT

Delbert Scott of Hayden died June 4, 2002, at the Colorado State Nursing Home. He was 78.

KENT VON FLETCHER

Kent V. Fletcher, 35, died June 26, 2002, at his home in North Routt County.

PHYLLIS JEAN WARNER

Phyllis Jean Warner of Marble Falls and Steamboat Springs died July 1, 2002. She was 70.

ENGAGEMENT: Newkirk and Houston

John and Devonna Simpson would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison Newkirk, to Todd Houston.

Part 1: Chasing the Steamboat Dream

Home ownership

Shawn and Audrey Zwak met in Steamboat Springs more than 15 years ago. They were married here. They've made their careers here. Their three children were born here.

Energy from honey

Steamboat's EN-R-G Foods hopes to tap into fitness market

Ask any bear honey has always been the most natural of quick energy foods. But it took a little company in Steamboat Springs and some honey wizards scattered around the country to give it new life.

Panda Challenge is no bull

It was hard to tell from the roar of the crowd Thursday night if the fans were rooting for or against one of Steamboat Springs' most successful athletes.

Local Dawgs move closer to title berth

If you thought this weekend's Triple Crown slow-pitch softball tournament was a bunch of glorified beer league games, you were sadly mistaken.

The alternative summer sport in Steamboat

Chariot racing adds a little flair to Romick Arena

Ghost and Goblin were bred to race, so they grow a little restless when owner Sarah May tries to braid their manes and spray glitter stars on their flanks.

Cowboy Christmastime

Riders get chance to win much cash in a short span

The dollar dictates where Scott Laramore rides.

Golfers will aim for success in the water at new tournament

The typical duffer avoids the water at all costs. But even the golfers with the lowest handicaps in the 2002 Golf Trout tournament can be expected to immerse themselves at least knee-deep in local lakes and rivers.

The trail less traveled

Hiking to Hooper and Keener lakes

An hour and 20 minutes south of Steamboat Springs is a mountain range that is very different from the Park Range, which dominates views to the east and north from downtown.

Working together to overcome autism

Family comes together while coping with son's disability

If it is true that love becomes a love story once the couple has overcome an obstacle, then Denise and Darin English have enough material for a short novel.

OUR VIEW

The best interest

The City Council made the right decision in approving the first reading of a new five-year contract with Triple Crown.

Real estate transaction law should help public

A new Colorado law will allow real estate agents and brokers to advocate the rights of their clients through the entire real estate transaction, even if the buyer and seller are using the same agency.

How a single mother made it happen

Dawn Mayhew doesn't have a sport utility. She doesn't have a snowmobile. There are a lot of things she doesn't have.