News for Saturday, May 11, 2002



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Real estate transactions

Real estate transactions for May 2-8, 2002

What is next in the survey process?

With the statistics having been compiled from the 2002 Steamboat Springs Community Survey, Councilwoman Nancy Kramer discusses the issues that will most affect Steamboat residents. Strong leadership, utilizing information and a comprehensive approach to planning are areas Kramer says will need to be addressed if the city wants to continue to be successful in the future.

Selfless sacrifices

Routt County Human Services worker honored by state for service, dedication to helping children

Even after receiving a prestigious state award from the Colorado Department of Human Services, Michael Sidinger brushes it aside like it is no big deal.

The View From Here

Growth, environment top issues in 2002 Community Survey

Protecting the environment and managing growth should be the top priorities for the city, residents said in the 2002 Steamboat Springs Community Survey.

Driver killed in accident on Rabbit Ears Pass

Man apparently fell asleep at the wheel traveling

A 45-year-old Walden man was killed Saturday afternoon in an accident where a truck plunged 100 feet off Rabbit Ears Pass.


2 shot in Oak Creek quarrel

Shooting from a second-story window of his building in Oak Creek, Ed Carnes fatally wounded town trustee B.F. Williams and struck his brother, Charles Williams, in the leg with two bullets last Sunday afternoon. The Williams brothers had been walking down the road toward Carnes' place of business when they were shot. Carnes claims that both men had guns, but others say only B.F. Williams was armed.


Sharon Steele of Hayden and Russ Steele of Vernal would like to announce the engagement of their son John Kuntz (Steele) to Lindsay Wildman.

Developers offer Web advice

Local businesses thinking of engaging in e-commerce will need ample supplies of patience and perseverance. Local Web developers say going beyond a home page that serves as a marketing tool and entering into e-tailing demands a longer launch time, and continuous effort.

298 combined years of service

12 retire from Steamboat Springs School District

Many of the teachers retiring from the Steamboat Springs School District this year would agree that being a teacher is a state of being, and not a profession that they can separate from other aspects of their life.

Fishing for a solution

God didn't intend for northern pike to cruise the eddies of the Yampa River, searching for native fish to sink their teeth into. But the fact is they're there. And they must be eating something. How else can you explain their ability to grow to be 3 1/2 feet long?


Janice Muhme hosted a PartyLite party at her home May 3 in the evening. Many guests enjoyed learning about decorating with glowing candles and beautiful accessories. Janice served lovely refreshments and fun games were also played. The sales representative was Joann Schuler.

Facts about CWD

You would like the wildlife official to talk about what is known about CWD, or what they suspect? For years our Division of Wildlife knew about CWD in the northeastern part of Colorado, but they suspected that CWD animals would not carry this disease over the continental divide.

Grand dedications

Freemasons gather in Yampa and Oak Creek to honor tradition

Schoolchildren in Yampa and Oak Creek witnessed a centuries-old tradition Friday morning.

Mothers make a difference

Whether they work or stay at home with the kids

Patty Schrader gave birth Wednesday to a little boy, and she hopes her husband knows about it.


Each year, the Steamboat Springs Workforce Center participates in the Governor's Summer Job Hunt, developed to help youth ages 16 to 21 find summer employment.

Office space

Highland Commercial Company converts old newspaper building into executive suites

A building that once housed the hospital, newspaper, forest service and even doctors is looking for new clientele.


Julia Tanya McCarthy, daughter of Sean and Valerie McCarthy of Steamboat, was born April 9, 2002.


Thanks for the memories

By late Saturday afternoon, all the cheers will have faded away, the crowds will have filtered out of Jefferson County Stadium and the high school sports season will have come to a close for Steamboat Springs High School.

Town Talk-Oak Creek/Phippsburgh

Honors, accolades

Alex Mackey was named the Rotary Club's Student of the Month for March.


Wallace and Janet Acker of Steamboat Springs are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Lynn to Josh Lannin, son of Duffie and the late Jeffrey Lannin of State College, Pa. A June 23 wedding is planned in Lyons.

Surrounding Strings

Condos, shopping center planned around proposed venue

When the Strings in the Mountain Festival of Music relocates to a six-acre parcel across from the ski area's Meadows Parking Lot it will be joined by some new neighbors.

Survey says

at issue Community survey our view The survey should be used as a guide, not a mandate.


Dear Bertha, During that year that Cousin Eileen taught school in Scotland, she had her mother (my Aunt Jennie) with her.

Lessons in e-tailing

Catherine's tries offering furnishings on Internet

For a mom-and-pop store on Lincoln Avenue, it sounds like an impossible dream. If is struggling to make a profit, aren't the odds even greater against small retail shops succeeding in e-commerce?

Tracksters fare well at meet

Eighteen area athletes will represent Routt County at the upcoming state track meet following an onslaught of outstanding performances at the Western Slope Regional gathering at Stoker Stadium May 10-11.

A winning combination

Sailor tennis players willing to sacrifice for success

Channel surfing in Switzerland often is a lost cause so Kelli Parnell gave in.