News for Saturday, July 13, 2002

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Camping with the dogs

Steamboat's Uhlr Gear marketing line of tents and sleeping bags for canines

Backpacking with a dog is a great experience until it rains; there's nothing quite like the smell of wet dog in a two-person tent.

THE WAY IT WAS

Boxing, baseball and rough riding

July 6, 1921 What had been planned by the Mount Harris Athletic Club as the most elaborate Fourth of July celebration in this part of the state Sunday and Monday was a big success though seriously interfered with by heavy rain. Races and other events had to be postponed until the track was in shape, as did Monday night's athletic events.

Local housing factors adversely affect employers

Home prices hurt efforts to recruit

Chris Thompson planned to make Steamboat Springs her home for many years.

Fire grows

Steep terrain, heavy timber slow

The Hinman fire in Routt National Forest 20 miles north of Steamboat Springs grew to about 800 acres Saturday and is now 2 percent contained.

A pedestrian friendly complex

The Pines III condominiums will offer residents convenient access to local businesses

Finding a distinguishing quality in Steamboat's condominium market can be a tough thing to do. But developer Brian Olson believes he has found a key distinction to the 65 multi-family residential units he is building pedestrian friendliness.

Big plans for Sundance Plaza

Shopping center to be remodeled, and hotel to be built across Anglers Drive

Walls block the view of Fish Creek as it flows behind Sundance Plaza. For two decades, retailers have turned their backs on this concealed jewel. But Sundance Plaza Property Manager Bob Larson feels the time has come to take this natural gem and give it storefront exposure.

LETTERS FROM THE RANCH

Dear Bertha, You asked what was meant by "passage in steerage." Passage merely means buying tickets to travel or, for that matter, perhaps to travel with or without a ticket. Steerage is the least accommodating (below deck) but least expensive transportation offered on a ship.

ENGAGEMENT: Hurt and Hanger

Robert and Marilyn Hurt of Dakota, Minn., announce the engagement of their daughter, Sabrina Suzanne, to Dr. Christopher Clay Hanger, son of Clay and Carol Hanger of Steamboat Springs.

ENGAGEMENT: Chapman and Davidson

Don and Faith Chapman of Jensen Beach, Fla., announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura "Lo" E. Chapman, to Brent C. Davidson, son of Arthur "Rusty" and Lena Davidson of Dumas, Texas.

4-H members make a splash

Youngsters learn the basics of diving in Discovery Scuba class

Exploring underwater life or helping in an underwater rescue were just two opportunities the High Point 4-H Club learned were available during a Discovery Scuba class Wednesday evening.

Mind and Body

Yoga, Pilates offer complete fitness workout

Joseph Pilates believed that physical fitness could not be acquired by wishful thinking or by outright purchase, which is bad news for the modern American seeking immediate results through late night infomercial devices.

Balloons over Steamboat

Annual event launches into 22nd year with wide variety of activities

Hot air balloons in a rainbow of colors sprinkled the sky around Mt. Werner yesterday morning during the 22nd annual Balloon Rodeo.

The high lonesome

North Park offers a fresh look

Novelist Thomas McGuane has a name for places like North Park, Colo. he calls them "The High Lonesome." McGuane typically writes about Montana, but his expression fits Jackson County, Routt County's neighbor to the east, perfectly.

Co-housing project planned

River Place Intentional Community to feature 18 units

A private partnership is proposing to develop 18 co-housing units, including a half dozen live/work lofts, on the city's east side.

BUSINESS FILE

Irlan Neas to retire from Vectra Bank

Friends, associates and customers will celebrate the retirement of one of Steamboat Springs' leading civic and business figures from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Vectra Bank.

Begay continuing Navajo traditions

In a small office above Lyon's Drug on Lincoln Avenue, Harvey Begay sits at a desk surrounded by shelves of tools and two tree stumps.

TOWN TALK: HAHN'S PEAK

Smoke! Smoke! and more Smoke! Thank goodness it isn't from local fires. However, it could happen here. We went up to Whiskey Park the other day and were surprised to see some people around a campfire. Thought we'd report them but when we came back, the camp area was cleared, the fire was out.

TOWN TALK: HAYDEN

Pete and Connie Barnes made a trip to Hayden week before last to attend the surprise 50th wedding anniversary celebration for Marilyn and Forrest Frentress.

Part 2: Man takes the 'build-it-yourself' approach

They have slept on couches and stayed with friends and family, lived out of suitcases and come to terms with feeling displaced. But that all changed last week when Jeremy MacGray, Brian Heit and Jake Drury moved into a home of their own.

Part 2: Housing factors affect employers

Home prices hurt efforts to recruit, retain employees

Chris Thompson planned to make Steamboat Springs her home for many years. But after three years as an English teacher, she abandoned Steamboat in May for the Front Range, where she will earn $10,000 more per year and pay less for housing.

Shopping is a sport for some

For some, summer in Steamboat is a chance to get back on the mountain bike, for others it is about playing softball or soccer.

Powderkeg volleyball tournament a hit

A trio of baseball players, gloves in hand, arrived at the Howelsen Hill baseball fields to find lines of volleyball nets in the outfields Saturday.

Let's compromise

The Steamboat Springs City Council made a wise decision last week when the council voted to postpone the Aug. 13 election on the proposed consolidation of Mount Werner Water and Sanitation District with the city's water department.

Cowpie Classic: A party both on and off the field

On Saturday, July 13, 2002, the Steamboat Springs Rugby Football Club won a Cowpie Classic game for the first time in, well, no one was for certain, but it had to be something like six years, so there was plenty of cause for celebration.

WEDDING: Fosdick and Anzalone

Amanda Fosdick and Kelly Anzalone of Steamboat Springs were married June 22, 2002, at Dutch Creek Guest Ranch. Judge Paul Sachs of Steamboat Springs officiated.

Crafty creations

Annual Art in the Park features entertainment, arts and crafts galore

A passion for creating works of art whether they are pieces of pottery, paintings or handwoven clothes drives many artists to spend long days and nights perfecting each of their pieces.

A place to call his own

Jonathan Wheby, a former Peace Corps volunteer, is building a life in Oak Creek

Jonathan Wheby stood on the porch of his new home in Oak Creek. The papers were signed and he was alone in a new town.