News for Saturday, March 30, 2002

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A license to drive

Sixteen-year-old Katie Liefer's new sense of freedom has been made possible by a plastic identification card issued by the state and the keys to a sleek Volkswagen bug. "I can do whatever I want," said Liefer, who recently got her driver's license. "I don't have to rely on my parents anymore."

Ward of the wilderness

Yampa is the 'ideal community' for Bruce Sigler of state Division of Wildlife

Sitting at his dinner table, Bruce Sigler thought hard about the changes he has seen in the little town of Yampa in his 32 years there. "There are more bear problems," he said finally. "And more lion problems."

A perfect match

A chance reunion between two friends becomes a survivalstory for a womanin need of a kidney

Norman Allen Townsend fought in Vietnam as a Special Forces officer and has argued in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, but he was not prepared to answer a question posed to him on the afternoon of Feb. 25.

Construction slip doesn't hurt unemployment rate

The construction slowdown hasn't fueled a significant increase in unemployment in Routt County.

Looking for a construction rebound

Building official sees permits returning to normal about $80 million in 2002

Just three building permits were issued in the city during the month of February, and one of those was for a demolition. But the head of the local building department foresees a return to "normalcy," during the 2002 construction season.

LETTERS FROM THE RANCH

News from Europe certainly does not sound good. Since you get the same reports as we do, there is no object in me repeating what you hear on the radio and read in the papers. You asked about my family (the Bowies) and Fred's family (the Mays); where these people came from and what their occupations were.

THE WAY IT WAS

A reluctant bride

Paul Papp and Miss Rosa Kovoies, both of Hayden, were married Wednesday evening in Oak Creek by Justice of the Peace Joseph C. Sharp. The wedding took place at the latter's home in the presence of several friends of the bride and groom. Mr. Papp is a well-known miner in the Oak Creek District, at present employed at the Haybro mine. His wife has been in that vicinity for several years.

Bucking Rainbow changes

Outfitters moving, Brookie's closing, Azteca hoping to stay

March has been a tumultuous month for Jim Ruggiero and Keith Hicks, partners in Azteca Taqueria.

WEDDING: Small and Gray

Lesley Gray and Dan Small were united in marriage by Father David Henderson Feb. 9, 2002, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

AFTER THE WHISTLE

So long, coach Steitz

When I arrived in Steamboat Springs more than 11 years ago looking for a job, the editor wanted to know what I knew about skiing and rodeo.

Fulfilling a dream

Group of dedicated female ski jumpers hope to push sport to the Olympic level

Under Wednesday's blue skies and beating sun, Jessica Jerome took off Howelsen Hill's 90-K jump, soared 89 meters and landed with a solid thud.

TOWN TALK: HAYDEN

Ann Copeland and boys spent the spring break vacation time in Estes Park with her sister, Susan.

ROUTT COUNTY SPOTLIGHT

Amy Dickson Age (optional): 30 Occupation: Regional Services Manager for Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains

Sailors strike out against Glenwood Saturday

With a rally that came up short in the seventh inning in the first game and a second game that started with the Sailors down 7-2, Steamboat dropped a doubleheader to Glenwood Springs Saturday afternoon.

Lamb continues to rack up honors

Steamboat Springs native David Lamb has been skiing as long as he can remember, but at the NCAA championships in Alaska this year, he was introduced to a new kind of pressure.

Sailors all tied up in Rifle

The Sailors' explosive offensive attack was contained in Rifle Saturday afternoon by a pesky Bears defense. After 90 minutes of play, including 10 in sudden-death overtime, neither team could muster the win. The game ended in a 1-1 tie.

ENERGY EXPRESS

Instead of fast food, try slow food for a change of pace

Too many of us in America are too fat, and fast food is at least partly to blame. French fries, greasy tacos and pizzas, monster burgers ... wolfed down in five minutes, along with giant sodas that pack 300 to 400 calories and no nutritional value. Does it have to be this way?

BUSINESS BRIEFS

Mego Financial buys Raintree LAS VEGAS Las Vegas based Mego Financial Corp. has announced it has signed a letter of intent to acquire Raintreee Resorts International Inc.

New stores

Wescoin has plans for commercial development on city's south side

A local developer has plans to build a new convenience store/gas station on the city's south side.