News for Saturday, May 18, 2002



Road to recovery

Hayden junior regaining her athletic stride

Jaclyn Etzler knows what it feels like to win. The junior sprinter at Hayden High School made her mark in the 100- and 200-meter races as a freshman and sophomore. Her perspective on winning changed somewhat last summer when she underwent a series of four surgeries to correct scoliosis.


A marriage of love and sports

Nine years ago last week my wife took a long walk down the aisle of the Concordia Lutheran Church to join me in marriage.

A dream come true

Hayden relay team brings home first state title in 17 years

Jacques Denker had dreams he and his friends would be state champions, but the reality proved better than anything he could ever imagine.

ENGAGEMENT: Carrell and Kelley

Gene and Bettiann Carrell of Steamboat Springs are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather, to Dustin Kelley, son of Randy and Lana Kelley of Aurora.

Piano Man

Soroco High School student lets fingers do the talking

When Gregory Block injured his index finger playing basketball last winter, he knew his playing days were over for a while.

Kids, sponsors all winners at Derby day

Rotary Club sponsors Steamboat's sophomore soapbox challenge

Every child that coasted to the bottom of Rockies Way on Z-Glass wheels Saturday walked away a winner, regardless of the time it took to reach the finish line.

Projects hit with students, teachers

Steamboat Springs High School to require program in future

Steamboat Springs High School senior Jessica Flores said broadcasting at two high school track meets for a senior experience project has reaffirmed her desire to pursue broadcast journalism in college.


Four killed on Moffat

Four section men engaged in removing ice and snow from the top of snowshed No. 32 on the Moffat road were instantly killed Monday afternoon when the shed collapsed, trapping them in the ruins. The shed, directly above Dixie Lake, was demolished. Some of the timbers slid down the mountain to the track below, which was also obstructed.


Jack Rickman and Janet were here last weekend to attend the graduation of his daughter, Nichol, from the Rangely college, where she received an associate's degree with honors in dental hygiene. Grandmother Carol Rickman made the trip with them. Other family members able to be there were Nichol's mother, Debbie Clark; sisters Steffanie and Brandy and their families; grandmother Phyllis and husband Donnie Williams from St. Francis, Kan.


SAMUEL DELUCA 1927-2002 Samuel (Sam) DeLuca of Saratoga, Wyo., passed away April 18, 2002, at the Spring Creek Care Center in Fort Collins following a lengthy illness. He was born Nov. 28, 1927, in Salida to Louis and Gloria DeLuca.

Battling the Rapids

Adrenaline is a word that comes to mind after a raft trip through Moffat County's Cross Mountain Canyon.

Real estate transactions

Real estate transactions for May 9-16


Dear Bertha, To continue quoting my cousin, Eileen, who had taught school in Scotland for a year, her mother, my aunt Jennie, had spent part of that year with Eileen, and together they had enjoyed "re-discovering" scenes from Jennie's girlhood.

Water situation not so cut and dry

Conservancy officials remain optimistic over local drought

Hay growers in the Yampa Valley have begun irrigating their crops a good three weeks early because of the drought. But as ominous as that sounds, Routt County may have the best water picture in the state.

What does Strings have in store?

It's going to be a busy summer for everyone involved with Strings in the Mountains. The 2002 summer season is expanding, many new and unique artists are coming to perform as part of the series and a proposed permanent facility is in the works. We asked Kay Clagett, president and CEO of Strings in the Mountains, what the future holds for Strings. Is there a Behind the Headlines issue you want to know more about? Let us know. Call the News Desk at 871-4207.

Town talk

Honors, accolades

Area schools get ready for graduation day

As the valedictorian at Christian Heritage School, Meredith Geldmeier is putting the finishing touches on her speech before her graduation Sunday.


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.

Athletes ready for camps

Sailors volleyball coach Wendy Hall is hoping to get a glimpse of what next year will offer during a spring camp this week.

'Characters' use low-key approach

Without hesitation, the boys on Hayden's two relay teams revealed the reason for all their success.


WILLIAM BOWES 1950-2002 William T. "Billy" Bowes, 51, of Strawberry Park in Steamboat Springs, died May 9, 2002, at his home.


Fred H. Guire 1939-2002 Frederick Hugh Guire was born Oct. 21, 1939, in Alma to Ralph Frederick and Mavis Irene Guire. When Fred was a young boy, his family moved to Steamboat Springs. He spent his childhood on Copper Glow ranch just off Elk River Road.


PETER KALWAITIS 1942-2002 Peter Kalwaitis was born June 13, 1942, at McGregor, and passed away May 11, 2002, in Steamboat Springs.


Robin Anderson, M.D. 1919-2002 Robin Anderson was born May 13, 1919, in New York City and grew up in Passaic, N.J. He graduated from Princeton College with a degree in physics, Class of 1939, and Harvard Medical School, Class of 1943.

Steamboat duo earns All-Conference honors

Preston Stanfill was a little surprised when he found out he had earned All-Conference honors for his efforts on the baseball field this spring.

City tax receipts down 4 percent

Lower utility bills major cause in revenue decrease

The city might have planned for fewer tourists this season to mean less money for its budget, but the biggest drop in its sales tax revenue came from smaller utility bills, not less tourism.


Access issues

If Triple Crown pulls up stakes and finds another home for its baseball and softball tournaments, will summertime traffic, noise and congestion be diminished significantly?

Pick up the tempo

Strings expands in 2002 summer season

Lovers of Strings in the Mountains will have more options for catching shows this summer.