News for Saturday, March 9, 2002

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THE WAY IT WAS

Hayden hospital opens

March 14, 1923 The hospital erected by the citizens of Hayden as a memorial to the late Dr. J.V. Solandt, a pioneer physician of that town, has been entirely completed and is now in operation, having received its first patient last week. Mrs. Earl Pate, a trained nurse, from Great Divide, is superintendent, and Mrs. Anna Bowman, for many years a successful hotel proprietor at Hayden, is housekeeper. The new institution is thoroughly modern and a number of rooms have been furnished by various individuals and fraternal organizations.

AROUND TOWN

Novel discussions Wednesday at CMC Colorado Mountain College presents a discussion on the novels "Tortilla Curtain" and "The Grapes of Wrath."

Music to their ears

Strings in the Mountains nears land purchase

Organizers of the Strings in the Mountains Music Festival believe they have turned the page on a new stanza one that will secure the future of Steamboat's pre-eminent cultural event. The board of directors of the music festival authorized signing a letter of intent last week to purchase six acres of land in the Golden Triangle from Trendwest Resorts, Inc. The new site will serve as the home for Strings' performing arts tent as soon as 2003.

Quilting for a cause

Guild members gather to sew gifts for abused children

Wilma Marshall can think of at least 100 quilts she has made since her first quilting project in high school.

Girls lacrosse team sets high goals

As the girls' lacrosse team ran shuttles passing the ball from stick to stick in practice Thursday afternoon, Lauren Baumann was encouraging her teammates to go faster and pass harder. As the only senior on this year's team, Baumann leads the team in experience. She also leads the Sailors in scoring and as a team captain.

TOWN TALK: HAYDEN

Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Vedapo had guests last Saturday evening for a "make it yourself" pizza dinner with the Tom Kostur, Sam Barnes and Todd Dunckley families.

Boys lacrosse team heads into inaugural season

Ryan Hochreiter learned to hold a lacrosse stick for the first time in January, while Cooper Howard went to his first official practice three weeks ago. Almost all of the Sailors boys will play on a regular-sized lacrosse field for the first time this weekend.

BIRTHS

Remy Miles St. Pierre, son of Shelly and Richard St. Pierre of Steamboat Springs, was born at 4:53 p.m. Feb. 23, 2002. He weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 18.5 inches long. His maternal grandparents are Ralph and Marilyn Henderson of Las Vegas. His paternal grandparents are George and Virginia St. Pierre of Fort Pierce, Fla.

Time for a change

Aussies ready to move on to the next adventure

The four Australian men living in Steamboat Springs for the winter are learning valuable lessons from their time spent here real life is not always a party. "It's hard to live on the money you get paid working on the mountain," Chris Crea said. "For the wages you get paid, the cost of living is high."

ROUTT COUNTY SPOTLIGHT

Marty Woodbury Age (optional): I'll take the option Occupations: Executive Director, Tread of Pioneers Museum and a ski instructor Place of birth: Corning, N.Y.

Getting a second chance

Heart attack victim was at right place at right time on the ski mountain

John Bevelhimer nearly died at the Steamboat Ski Area last month. Now expected to make a full recovery from his heart attack, the 59-year-old Indianapolis man can't wait to hit the slopes in Steamboat again.

A full-course challenge

Kloser wins 6th-straight Steamboat Pentathlon local Zambrana finishes first for women

For Betsy Kalmeyer, Saturday morning was about transitions. In less than three hours, Kalmeyer changed from Alpine skiing to snowshoeing to cross country skiing to mountain biking to running, as she participated in the 11th annual Steamboat Pentathlon.

LETTERS FROM THE RANCH

November 1937 Dear Bertha, Well, after getting our cattle loaded and on their way to Denver on the Moffat Railroad Saturday, I mailed my letter. Then our neighbors, the Tuflys, called and invited us to ride out with them as they were driving over to see their cattle sell and had plenty of room in their car.