Stories for September 2002


Monday, September 30

Project will close airport

Runway repairs will last 40 days

The Yampa Valley Regional Airport will shut down for 40 days this spring.

The record for Oct. 1, 2002

In search of a title

Sailors, Franks within reach of state championship

An opening hole double bogie and several missed putts left Sailor Jeff Franks frustrated as he made his way off the No. 18 green at the Boomerang Links Monday, following the first round of the Colorado High School Golf Championships.

County may lift fire ban

Commissioners will announce decision at today's meeting

Routt County Commissioners are expected to lift a four-month fire ban today.

Candidate stops in Steamboat

Norton seeking lieutenant governor's seat

Republican Lieutenant Governor candidate Jane Norton said she fully supports Governor Bill Owens' plan that could help small businesses afford health care plans for their employees.

Sunday, September 29

Sound Off taps into pulse of community

Pilot & Today forum a chance for residents to voice opinions on issues they're passionate about

A few years ago, my friend Bret Bloomquist had hip replacement surgery and was hospitalized for several days. Bret was the sports editor at the newspaper where I worked the San Angelo Standard-Times.

The Record for Sept. 30

Saturday, Sept. 28 12:07 a.m. A foot patrol was requested at Ski Time Square.

Getting flu shot recommended

Physician assistant promotes measure to prevent illness

Physician assistant Frani Jenkins said staying healthy is a daily job, but getting a flu shot can make that job a little easier. Jenkins, who gets her flu shot every year, said she can count on her hands the number of times she has been sick over the past 25 years.

Event brings awareness to ailment

Golf tournament returns to Steamboat to raise funds

Once upon a time in Steamboat Springs 1986, to be exact a group of young people began to work and hang out together. As they grew older, they celebrated marriages, the births of children and other milestones.

Saturday, September 28

On thin ice

Vandalism, poor drainage visible problems with indoor rink in Oak Creek

At the last two Oak Creek Town Board meetings, residents have asked the board to address the state of the town's hockey rink

Council considers cutbacks

Declines in bus service, jobs, maintenance seen as solution to budget woes

The Steamboat Springs City Council will have to decide if it wants to see bus hours drop, 8.4 jobs eliminated and maintenance decline for city parks and trails in the 2003 city budget.

Letters for Sept. 29, 2002

Obituaries for Sept. 29, 2002

Regina Wendler's love of horses shows in teaching

Longtime Steamboat Springs resident Regina Wendler knew she loved horses well before her 10th birthday. Her love for horses was sparked when she was growing up in New York, and that love still remains strong today.

Sound Off for Sept. 29, 2002

Let it be known that the only people touting this policy governance are the school board, the superintendent and this newspaper, the latter of which has an editor, Scott Stanford, whose wife, Kelly Stanford, is the director of content standards and works directly for the superintendent. Let the majority speak. Ask a teacher. But wait, they can't thanks to policy governance.

All the way to state

Sailors strive for high school golf's most coveted title

Lakes, pot bunkers and 36 holes are the only things that separate 84 of the state's best young players from a coveted state title.

What a catch

Major league baseball players don't often have time to go hunting in the midst of a pennant race. But a trio of St. Louis Cardinals along with a member of the club's broadcast team, got the deal done last week at Three Rivers Ranch.

Behind the Headlines: Ben Beall

Ben Beall is the chairman of a committee formed to support the passage of a bond issue to pay for a new judicial facility. He discusses the need for a new courthouse in Routt County.

A partnership of success

Beth is the kind of thirteen-year-old girl that strikes immediate admiration in those around her. She has a tough-girl walk, but a baby face

Elementary school chips in for principal's bonus

Strawberry Park Principal John DeVincentis did not get his pay for performance this year but he did receive his "bonus" from his staff.

Math program accelerates learning

New curriculum designed to challenge every student

Parent Carole Buelter has found benefits by donating her time to help teach accelerated math to seventh-graders at the middle school.

The record for Sept. 29, 2002

Good to see skier rewarded

Nobody paid a whole lot of attention to Steamboat Springs freestyle skier Travis Mayer in the days leading up to the 2002 Olympic mogul event.

Searching for rhythm

Volleyball team wins, despite poor performance

Coach Wendy Hall shook her head in disbelief.

Sailors, May step up play

Trailing 14-7 at the half, Sailors coach Mark Drake told quarterback David May to start quarterbacking.

Prudential officially forms ranch division

What was once a merger has now become a division. Nine months after Romick and Associates merged with Prudential Steamboat Realty, it has become a separate division in one of Steamboat's largest real estate companies.

A house that shows its metal

Greta Newton-Brunken said she has been told she sells steel like a television evangelist sells salvation. As the finishing touches were being done to close in a light-gauge steel-frame on a house in Steamboat's Silver Spur development, Newton-Brunken gave a tour, preaching the virtues of steel in residential construction.

Business Briefs: Johnston to lead Craig Daily Press

Samantha Johnston has been named publisher of the Craig Daily Press. Johnston was previously general manager for the Daily Press, and has been with the newspaper since September 2000.

Advisers offer e-commerce assistance at conference

Resort business owners should engage an architect before taking on a building project, Jerry Nichols told a Steamboat audience this week. But bricks and mortar were the furthest things from his mind.

Ski Corp. touts redesigned Web site

Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. officials have long thought they had one of the best proprietary reservation systems in the business. But they didn't have the same confidence in their Web presence.

Exhibition of culture

Intertribal troupe of Native Americans demonstrate authentic songs, dances

Charlie Denny moves to the beat of several drummers. The 13-year-old was in Steamboat Springs last week to perform with an intertribal troupe of Native American dancers from Colorado and Utah.


Had whiskey arrested break jail

Whiskey was responsible for some excitement out of the ordinary at Oak Creek Wednesday when Joe Johnson, who now has the former Bennie Laughlin ranch, northeast of Yampa, was arrested with his brother and they broke out of jail, only one of them being recaptured. He was tried yesterday before Justice O.E. Mallory in Steamboat Springs and fined $100, which he paid. The brother is still missing.

Betsy Kalmeyer knows how to go the distance

Betsy Kalmeyer was looking for a new challenge this summer. More specifically, she sought a challenge stiffer than running a 100-mile foot race through the rugged San Juan Mountains of Colorado. Kalmeyer had already conquered the Hard Rock Hundred near Silverton in record time. She was looking for something tougher. She found it in an obscure event called "Nolan's 14."

Andrea Hayden juggles career, family

Grief drove Andrea Hayden into the arms of her new town. Her husband died three weeks before they were to move onto land they purchased near Hayden, and the only way she could think of dealing was to fill her time with work and meetings. She didn't know many people in town yet.

Linda Halteman turns skeptics into believers

Linda Halteman apologizes for going blank. She's worked as a holistic chiropractor in Steamboat Springs for 20 years helping countless people, so she has plenty of stories to share about changing lives.

Josie Dean hasn't met an animal she can't love

Josie Dean loves animals. But it is a love that has shifted in the past two months. And though she said her love has not lessened for her dog Comet and all the other animals she works to save through the Humane Society, it now has to be expanded to include her 9-week-old baby girl, Anna.

Cheri Daschle loves working with children

Cheri Daschle, the Steamboat Springs Middle School secretary, said when she was offered a higher-paying job, she realized she couldn't give up spending time with kids. "I couldn't see not working with kids I didn't know it meant so much to me until someone offered me a different job," she said.

Cattlemen exchange ideas on natural resources

Nature Conservancy program brings Ecuadorian ranchers to Carpenter Ranch

Jeff Blakeslee steered seven Ecuadorian ranchers through a system of swinging corral doors and into a chute wide enough for one cow. He was demonstrating the Carpenter Ranch's Temple Grandin-designed system for getting beef to the slaughter in the least stressful way possible.

Jeanne Power puts out fires with the best

Jeanne Power did many things she liked to do before she found one thing she loved to do. Power, a paramedic and firefighter with the city of Steamboat Springs, has flirted with several professions.

Pat McKnight Redmond has roots in Yampa

If you had told Pat McKnight-Redmond while she was growing up in Sacramento, Calif., that she would spend her adult life in a town of 443 people with one dirt road, she probably would have laughed.

Building Permits for Sept. 1-20

Accomplished brothers pursue love of cycling

You can hear the pride in Jim Meyers' voice as he speaks about the accomplishments of his younger brother.


Kenneth and Carol Rhodes left for Grand Junction as of late to seek warmer climates. They will be in Grand Junction for a while before going on to a much warmer area to spend the cold winter months.

More problems

On March 26, American Skiing Co. pulled the plug on its deal to sell the Steamboat Ski Area to a group of investors led by Tim and Diane Mueller. Things haven't improved much for Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. in the six months since.


What a glorious time of year! For most of September we've been watching the aspens change from a green to yellow, orange and red. This past week has been every color in every direction. Like I've said before, "Autumn is my favorite time of year until spring comes."

Gigi Walker's not afraid to do things differently

Gigi Walker has more bear stories than she can count. It comes with the territory of living in a tepee in the Colorado mountains. She remembers the first time a bear came to visit the tepee she and her husband, Johnny Walker, spend their summers in just outside of Steamboat Springs

Jean Morrow is a country girl at heart

Stepping into the Community Agriculture Alliance's executive director position hasn't been a leisurely walk through a hayfield for Jean Morrow, even though walking through a hayfield is part of the job.

Lynne Miller knows how to find adventure

Lynne Miller said her favorite times include picking her grandson, Taylor, up from school and taking him to Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and walking around town, talking about nothing too important. "With Taylor I can be a kid again," Miller said.

Friday, September 27

Sailors stopped cold

Palisade spoils hopes for come-from-behind win

Chance Phelps wasn't supposed to be there. He wasn't even on the roster.

Bank seeks to foreclose on ASC land

American Skiing Co. is in danger of losing the 44-acre Tennis Meadows development parcel to foreclosure. Fleet National Bank filed documents at the Routt County Treasurer's office Friday seeking to foreclose on $81.9 million in loans granted to American Skiing Co. Resort Properties in July 2001.

The Record for Sept. 28

Thursday, Sept. 26 12:01 a.m. A suspicious incident was reported in the 2100 block of Curve Plaza.

School presents its schedule

North Routt charter director pleased so far

Students at the North Routt Charter School have a similar school schedule to that of the Steamboat schools with a lot more flexibility. The charter school presented a draft of its 2002-03 goals and daily school schedule to the Steamboat Springs School Board.

Money key to affordable housing

Speakers say increase in second-home owners a problem

In a panel that mixed statistical and empirical data, speakers said affordable housing was a regional problem and one that is exacerbated by second-home owners.

Museum director takes leave

Employee sacrifices work for struggling organization

Tread of Pioneers Museum Director Marty Woodbury is taking an unpaid three-month leave of absence to allow the financially struggling nonprofit organization to keep its doors open.

Thursday, September 26

Steamboat resort critiqued

Ski area not so pedestrian friendly, consultant says

Steamboat Springs received a critique Thursday night as a mountain resort consultant talked of poor pedestrian access and of sending mixed messages.

Soccer team slips past Huskies, 1-0

On top of junior Devin Borvansky's sandy blond hair is an invisible target that seems to grow larger when he's in the box and Steamboat's threatening to score.

Steamboat, Palisade face must-win

At this point in the season, it would be fair to say that Rifle, Palisade and Steamboat Springs are the top three teams football teams in the Western Slope.

Abra Cadabra

When Sharon Pace woke up from hours under anesthesia, the look on her husband's face said everything.

Conductor wants to build ties to community

The Steamboat Springs Chamber Orchestra is filled with business people and teachers, retirees and ranchers who happen to be violinists and flautists and trumpet players.

In search of the next El Rancho

At 8 p.m. Tuesday, I started to miss El Rancho Nuevo. I wanted to walk into a bar, disheveled as I was, order a beer and disappear behind a curtain of cigarette smoke.

Growth of the city on decline

Speaker says Steamboat needs to look to future

The growth of Steamboat Springs as a resort community is declining, said one speaker at Thursday's international mountain conference. Placing Steamboat in similar positions as Vail and Aspen, Becky Zimmermann, of Design Workshop Inc. in Denver, said Steamboat needed to figure out where it wanted to go next to start growing again.


Show support for fund-raiser for breast cancer

If you must know, I've worn a plain gray sports bra for the better part of my adult life. No flowers or underwires.

Funk Cowboy hits Wolf Den

Rock operas. What a great idea. Why keep what you have to say down to a three-minute single when you can spread it out over the length of a theatrical production?

Forest Service decides to reopen some closed land

Hikers can soon return to forest areas burned in the Mount Zirkel Complex. The U.S. Forest Service announced closures in the Mount Zirkel Wilderness will be lifted Saturday morning.

Woman suspected of embezzling funds

A 50-year-old woman was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of embezzling money from an Oak Creek business.

Town discusses task force funds

Thursday night's meeting began with a prepared statement by Oak Creek resident Tom Bleuer. The several-page speech outlined the ways America's War on Drugs have been used to violate constitutional rights.

Creating a garden progeny

Collect seeds so your grandchildren can grow the same plants someday

One of the most fulfilling and fun features of gardening for me is harvesting seeds from my favorite plants and sharing them with friends and other green thumb enthusiasts. What a thrill to be able to nurture flowers for today and for the future. Who knows, maybe someday your grandchild will grow the same daisy that thrills you each summer.

The Record for Sept. 27

Wednesday, Sept. 25 7:21 a.m. A motorist drove away without paying for $20 worth of gas at Kum & Go. Police took a theft report.

United changing ticket policy

Travelers who miss flights will end up paying

Airline passengers flying out of Yampa Valley Regional Airport after Oct. 1 will find rules regarding ticket refunds have changed. And unless they are paying close attention, they could find out the hard way.

Wednesday, September 25

Excitement of Olympics revisited

Park City official opens mountain resorts conference

For a few brief moments the sense of excitement that swept through Steamboat Springs during the 2002 Winter Olympics came back as a Park City official shared his experiences in hosting the games.

The record for Sept. 26, 2002

Freestyle skiing returns to town

Sprint U.S. Grand Nationals come back to Steamboat

For the fourth time in five years the Sprint U.S. Freestyle Grand Nationals will return to the slopes of the Steamboat Ski Area.

CWD find raises concerns

Outfitters, officials take steps to alleviate fears

The latest discovery of chronic wasting disease in Northwest Colorado has Division of Wildlife officials and local outfitters taking steps to alleviate fears about its impact on the hunting season.

Tuesday, September 24

'Dr. D' asked to explain position

School board wants to know stance

The disagreement between Strawberry Park Elementary Principal John DeVincentis, the Steamboat Springs School Board and Superintendent Cyndy Simms was at the heart of the school board's discussion Monday night.

Fight for first

Steamboat drops Moffat County to set up showdown in Glenwood

The Moffat County High School volleyball team struggled to find a way to stop Steamboat Springs' dangerous offensive attack in Tuesday night's league contest in the Sailors' gym.

The record for Sept. 25, 2002

Workplace violence targeted

Advocates looks to bring awareness to issue

Employers who turn a blind eye to violence in the home risk seeing it in the workplace.

Conference gets started today

Resort planning, development topics of event this week

In between phone calls to arrange bus trips to Vail and to supply baskets for conference packets, Thomas Clark sat in his office putting the finishing touches on his paper about affordable housing.

Soccer team rallies to win, 3-2

Things weren't working for the Steamboat Springs soccer team.

Monday, September 23

The record for Sept. 24

Transit Center ideas sought

Parking questions loom as facility nears completion

When residents meet to discuss the final stage of the Stockbridge Multi-Modal Center, chances are questions will be aimed at the facility's barely-used 150 parking spaces.

Search and Rescue hosts annual fund-raiser tonight

When an Illinois couple lost its way in the Buffalo Pass area this weekend, a group of volunteers immediately responded to the call for help.

Off to Aspen

Sailors tennis team playing with confidence

After the first three league matches of the season, the members of the Steamboat Springs Sailors have taken to the court with a new sense of confidence.

County attacks West Nile virus

Routt County will take precautions this winter to hinder future occurrences of the West Nile Virus in Northwest Colorado, county health officials said Monday.

Sunday, September 22

Missing hikers walk out of woods

Search efforts failed to locate lost couple

Ron and Dianne Revell's picnic lunch at the lake didn't go quite as planned.

Auction closes chapter in history of small town

Loretta Iacovetto-Gersic was the Queen of Oak Creek

The Queen of Oak Creek has been gone for a little more than a year now. And on Sunday they auctioned off her things.

The record for Sept. 23, 2002

Saturday, September 21

Leaders on and off the field

Steamboat cheerleaders find teamwork is key to success

Steamboat's cheerleaders hope to see the crowds match their enthusiasm at the next home football game Friday night.

New teachers welcomed for 2002-03

The following are Steamboat Springs School District new teachers and support staff for the 2002-03 school year:

eCommerce conference to offer Web insights

Executives at the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. will tell you the most effective e-mail marketing campaign they launched last winter was the one that never bothered to ask customers for their business.


Enormous crops, big problem

What is to be done with the enormous quantities of feed that have this year been harvested on Routt County ranches? In hay alone Routt County puts into the stack 100,000 tons a year.


Oh wow! This has been an exciting week. Are the aspens going to be in full color by next weekend? Well, no, it will be another week. Of course, we can never tell until it happens, but it is beautiful right now, with some lovely reds and oranges.


What is Policy Governance?

The school district follows the system of Policy Governance a model of managing a large organization. We asked Paul Fisher, Pat Gleason, Tami Havener, Tom Sharp and Paula Stephenson members of the Steamboat Springs Board of Education to explain the system and tell how community members can address the Board of Education if they have problems in the district.

Turnovers, penalties cost Hayden game

Plateau Valley coach Scott Rienks said his team's goal is to force three turnovers a game.

No development boom in Oak Creek

While developers are planning subdivisions at a record pace to the west of Steamboat Springs in Hayden, Oak Creek to the south has seen limited plans.

Kayak plant options weighed

Vacant building in Oak Creek offered for $575,000

An old kayak factory that once housed 35 employees sits empty at the corner of Arthur Avenue in Oak Creek.

No place like Home

Auction at ranch in Clark a benefit for locals and Canadian operation

Home Ranch owner Ken Jones and Canadian equine rancher Gord Jessiman stood on both sides of a 5-month-old mare in a small livestock pen.

Saying goodbye to history in Yampa

Forest Service will tear down cabin built in 1937

In 1937, the U.S. Forest Service built a small cabin at the entrance of the Routt National Forest in Yampa in order to inventory the resources of the forest. The operation was small, housing one ranger.


Support our United Way

Drive around Steamboat Springs and it's easy to be lulled into a sense of security. Beautiful homes, nice parks and other amenities dot the community's landscape. You have to look hard to find signs of need.

'Dr. D' debates retiring early

Strawberry Park principal says he's been treated unfairly by administration

Popular Strawberry Park Principal John DeVincentis is negotiating with the Steamboat Springs School Board for early retirement, saying he has not seen eye to eye with Superintendent Cyndy Simms and the school board for some time.

Local woman gets good news about bone marrow transplant

Deb Freseman is scheduled to receive the gift of life at a Seattle Hospital next month. But she won't know who her benefactor is for at least another year.

Brew crews keep suds flowing

Taps at Brewfest don't run dry early this year; Fall Foliage Festival also a hit

Steamboat Springs was out in full Dionysian force near Gondola Square Saturday, celebrating the latest batch of beer from 23 Colorado breweries.

Rallying around Routt

Drivers take to the rural roads of the county, racing against the clock in annual Cog Rally

The air smelled of dust and oil, and the excitement lasted no more than five minutes. Cars pulled into the Hayden Speedway minutes away from the end of the Cog Rally race that started seven hours earlier.

Pearl Elrene Stehley

Pearl Elrene Stehley 1903-2002 Pearl Elrene Stehley, 98, died Sept. 12, 2002, in Steamboat Springs.

David Adrian Spencer

David Adrian Spencer 1918-2002 David Adrian Spencer, 83, died Sept. 11, 2002, at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins.

Jay Charles Outsen

Jay Charles Outsen 1927-2002 Jay Charles Outsen, 75, died Sept. 12, 2002, in Salt Lake City.


Embrace Euzoa We are blessed to live in such a beautiful valley.


Navigator Awards deadline Monday

The deadline for the Navigator awards is Monday.

Yeager and Cascarini

Shannon Yeager, daughter of Dan and Sharon Yeager of Steamboat Springs, and Gregg Cascarini, son of David and Nancy Cascarini of Temecula, Calif., were united in marriage Aug. 3, 2002, at the Paiute Resort in Las Vegas, Nev.

TOWN TALK: Oak Creek/Phippsburg

New hours New days and hours are offered through September at the South Routt Medical Center. Frannie Jenkins, P.A. will be available from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays and Wednesdays. Dr. Smilkstein will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays.

Spikers slip past Plateau Valley

Saturday was a beautiful day for a ballgame, and the Hayden volleyball team took advantage of the weather by spending a generous portion of the afternoon outside watching Tigers football.

Prizes awarded to series winners

Doug Mason won the 7-mile race Saturday morning in the Steamboat Pilot & Today Run for Literacy, the final race of the season in the Steamboat Springs Running Series.

No. 1

Sailors on top of Western Slope

Steamboat Springs overcame a shaky start Saturday to down Palisade 15-7, 15-2 and remain unbeaten in the Western Slope League. It is the first time in three years the Sailors have beaten Palisade in Steamboat Springs.

Combs and Wall

David and Marian Combs of Steamboat Springs are proud to announce the engagement in February of their daughter, Kelda, to Michael Wall, the son of Omaha, Neb., residents Mary and Elmer Wall.


On Sept. 11, Nick Schafer was master of ceremonies at 7 p.m. at a memorial held in the high school auditorium. Rowan McQuarrie played his bagpipe and Andrea Deepe sang a patriotic solo.

Prime time has arrived

Photo enthusiasts should prepare for fall spectacular in upcoming weeks

Turn off the football game; prime time for fall colors begins today and continues into the first week in October.

The Record for Sept. 22

JAIL REPORT 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.

Going back to school

Training center is like college, TIC workers say

When the next class of aspiring millwrights enrolls at the TIC Training Center this fall, they'll be trained to install $25 million turbines in new electrical power plants.

SOUND OFF for Sept. 22

As far as suggestions for next year's Labor Day music festival goes, it don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing. What about that classic hot jazz called swing? It's so old it's new.


Poiree who?

If you don't know who Raphael Poiree is, chances are you are not alone.

Friday, September 20

Hayden man killed in Junction

Resident was apparently robbed, shot to death

Chad Lee Anderson quit his job and left Hayden in August to look for employment elsewhere. He was found dead last weekend in Grand Junction.

Tigers tackle fundamentals

After winning its opening two games against JV opponents, the Hayden football team figured it would be challenged sooner or later by a more experienced foe.

Steamboat cruises to victory

The Sailors football team couldn't have asked for a better start for its first league game on Friday night as the Panthers basically gave away 14 points after the opening kickoff and then rolled over to a 35-6 beating.

West Nile detected in Moffat Co.

Euthanized horse tests positive for virus

The first case of the West Nile virus was identified in Northwest Colorado Friday.

Meeker mauls Soroco

Strength, size, speed of Cowboys too much for Rams

Gary Heide would like another crack at Meeker.

Tennis team opens league with win

The Steamboat Springs Sailors boys tennis team opened league play Friday with an impressive 7-0 win over the host Delta Panthers.

Soroco volleyball squad meets its match

Soroco coach Amy Pankonin said Meeker's defense at net and in the back row was the best her team had seen all year.

State looks to aid in local tobacco cessation

Local agencies' efforts to raise awareness about tobacco use may get a financial boost from the state.

Sailors battle Bulldogs for first

The Sailors volleyball team has taken care of the bottom of the Western Slope League. Now they get the top.

Rubber ducky race is today

Event benefits YVMC Auxiliary

Today's rubber ducky race could be the best ever for the Yampa Valley Medical Center Auxiliary. The day before the race, Auxiliary Chairwoman Pat Sharp said $11,000 had already been raised.

The record for Sept. 28

Thursday, September 19

The ABCs of the plants in your garden

Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow?

World Cup B event slated to fill in gap

There will be no Ronny Ackermann, no Hannu Manninen and no Todd Lodwick on the jump hills in Steamboat Springs this December.

The record for Sept. 20

The game must go on

Sailors struggle with loss of senior quarterback to injury

A quarterback carousel is not what coach Mark Drake wants, but both David May and Preston Stanfill are expected to see action today as Steamboat searches for a replacement for Joel Adams.

Organizers: Suds will keep flowing at this year's brew fest

The worst thing that could possibly happen at a brew festival happened last year in Steamboat Springs.

Serving up success

United Way kicks off 2003 campaign

The generosity of strangers ensured boys and girls in Routt County got essential dental work today. It guaranteed senior citizens a ride to the grocery store. It made jobs possible for adults with developmental disabilities.

Water questions raised

Hayden discusses new developments affecting supply

A week of rain added inches to the area's water supply, but Hayden officials want to make sure last week's nearly averted crisis never happens again.


Today Guitar Shorty, a legendary bluesman out of Texas, is playing at the Tugboat, 1860 Ski Time Square 21 and older only. Call 879-7070 for more information.

Board says schools ready if growth occurs

The Hayden School Board agreed on Wednesday night that it has enough room in each of its buildings if the town begins to grow.

Strike up the bands

Live music will still be an option during mud season

Mud season has the potential of being a boring time in Steamboat Springs for some people.

Indoor Art Exhibit

Browse through the Indoor Art Exhibit at the Depot, and you are promised to see pieces that will catch your eye.


Distinctiveness yields unity

One minute after stepping into the Depot to see the latest exhibit, you'll know why it's nice that such a resource exists in the Yampa Valley.

Soroco to face tough Meeker squad

Soroco and Meeker have identical league records 0-1.

Wednesday, September 18

The record for Sept. 19, 2002

Wildfire areas remain closed

Forest Service officials warn hikers to use good judgment

A large chunk of the Mount Zirkel Wilderness is still closed for good reason.

Steamboat senior earns mixed team roping title

A shiny new belt buckle, a brand new saddle and a few extra dollars in her savings account are just a few of the things Steamboat Springs senior Danni Scheer has to show for a summer of hard work.

New owners take over historic Harbor

Group of investors purchases hotel property for $3.9 million

The new owners of the Harbor Hotel will take the winter to formulate their future strategy for the management and renovation of the property.

Sailors qualify

Franks, Sherrill lead team to state tournament

Jeff Franks, meet Kenton Gamache. He likes golfing in the cold just like you which came in handy Wednesday.

Youth council seeks leadership

Letter leads to controversy; group has $60 left in fund

Wednesday night would have brought back bad memories to any adult child of divorced parents.

Tuesday, September 17

Backroads will host Cog Rally

Course will wind through rural Routt County

The backroads of Routt County will become speedways this weekend.

Project gets OK from city

In preapplication process, co-housing plan mostly praised

The City Council gave glowing reviews to the River Place co-housing project during Tuesday night's preapplication hearing.

Top players to tee off in Western Regionals

Twenty teams and 80 of the state's best junior golfers will tee off at the Haymaker Golf Course at 8 a.m. today with one objective.

Local boarder finishes first

Carrigan Koski secures overall youth title

Lex Carrigan Koski knew he was within reach heading into the final event of the World Junior Snowboarding Championships at the Cardrona Alpine Resort in New Zealand last weekend.

Grand misses agreement deadline

Improvements to Mount Werner Circle are in question

The City Council has decided Grand Summit Property Resorts is in default of a development agreement.

Sculpture makes trip from fest to Steamboat

One week ago, 25,000 people gathered in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada for a festival known as "Burning Man." The name comes from the culminating event when thousands gather around a gigantic effigy and set it on fire.

Sailors to begin league play

Cedaredge, Hotchkiss and Aspen will greet the members of the Steamboat Springs tennis team this weekend as the Sailors look to pick their game up a notch in league play.

The record for Sept. 18, 2002

Monday, September 16

Commissioners host open houses

Courthouse tours also available

Voters have several upcoming opportunities to educate themselves about a November ballot issue.

The record for Sept. 17, 2002

Landlord repossesses El Rancho Nuevo

Landlord Tom Sharp placed a closed sign on the doors of El Rancho Nuevo restaurant in downtown Steamboat Springs Monday after obtaining a court order allowing him to repossess the property from the owners for failure to pay rent.

Jumping into winter

U.S. Ski Team, Jones using summer to prepare

It's been a memorable summer for Clint Jones and the members of the U.S. Ski Team's special jumping team.

Skyline regulations will be defined

County officials work on final draft

People planning to build homes on certain skylined ridges in the county can expect some future direction from Routt County.

Saturday, September 14

Sound Off for Sept. 15

I would just would like to say I'm from Woodbury, N.H., and I have been traveling for four months. I have really enjoyed your community. It is very friendly.


Dear Friends Halden, I've already told of events up through the summer of 1936, including Frances' marriage to Elmer Dorr the Big Creek Association range rider.

OBIT: Leona Marie Davisson

Leona Marie Davisson, 69, died Aug. 29, 2002, at her residence in Akron.


It's always good to drive the pink Jeep up Hahn's Peak mountain and enjoy the beauty all around.


Casey Jean Buchanan, daughter of Denise and Eugene Buchanan of Steamboat Springs, was born at 8:20 a.m. July 27, 2002. He weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces. Her maternal grandparents are Jack Silfren of Deming, N.M. Her paternal grandparents are Mary and Estill Buchanan of Boulder.


No fear

When some guys go through their midlife crises, they buy motorcycles or fast sports cars.


Old-time cowman cashes in

Many old-timers will regret to learn that "Hi" Barnard, one of the best-known cowmen of this section, is about to "cash in," as he expresses it himself. Before being taken to the Rock Springs hospital from his ranch in Moffat county, he bid goodbye to all his friends, saying he would not return.

Precipitation predictors

Despite today's technology, local folklore is still looked at to determine how much it may snow

Last year at about this time, local rancher Jim Stanko made an observation while working on his land.

Renowned 'storytellers' grace stage at Sojourn

Rick Bragg recalls days of growing up in Appalachia

Three-quarters through the Literary Sojourn, I was going to give my resignation to the Steamboat Pilot & Today, rent a cabin in the woods for a month and write a novel. Then journalist Rick Bragg took the stage, and the moment he opened his mouth, I changed my mind.

Steamboat swarms Berthoud

Sailors cruise to victory despite loss of senior quarterback

Pat McMahon's bloodshot, teary eyes spoke for the Steamboat Springs football team. There was no celebration following a 49-6 rout over Berthoud Saturday at Gardner Field. Instead, McMahon and his teammates emerged from the locker room one by one, visibly devastated over the loss of senior Joel Adams to an unspecified knee injury one that could possibly end the starting quarterback's season and career as a Sailor.

State Department of Health cites Doak Walker Care Center

The Colorado Department of Health recently cited the Doak Walker Care Center for inappropriately medicating a resident and failing to notify the resident's family of changes in medication and behavior.


Call your senators I wonder how much of our public knows that Sens. Daschle and Leahy and their cohorts, as well as Sen. John McCain, are holding up the confirmation hearings of the president's nominees to the federal bench.

WEDDING: Young and Bettcher

Denise Young, daughter of Linda Young of Steamboat Springs and Darryl Young of Weatherford, Texas, was married July 26, 2002, to Brian Bettcher, son of Steve and Kathy Bettcher of Littleton.

Snow may bring end to fire season

However, fall should continue for next several weeks

There is still time to prepare for winter as fall conditions are expected to stick around through the week in the Yampa Valley and any winter-like weather is still a few weeks away.

Meet me Monday in the commissioner's office

High tops were good enough for Johnny U.

Dear readers. It is with considerable regret that I inform you this may be the final column I write for the Monday edition of this newspaper. In truth, I have no desire to give up the column writing business.

Soup dinner serves up fund-raiser

Potters donate time, projects for event

The LIFT-UP Soup Bowl Supper brings a different fund-raising idea to Steamboat Springs.

Sailors find cure for ailments

Steamboat Springs volleyball coach Wendy Hall was a little anxious heading into Saturday's match against Rifle.

OBITUARY: Helen Elva Viele

Helen Elva Viele died Aug. 28, 2002. She was 94.


Bill Barnes was a patient at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs several days last week following an accident involving hauling rock. He underwent major surgery on his shoulder. Bill will be convalescing for quite some time at his home.

Runners fare well at Suffer Fest

Steamboat runner Sarah MacCarthy dropped to her knees on Howelsen Hill field after finishing first in her team in the 2002 Suffer Fest cross country race.

Old-fashioned medical care

Doctor travels Routt County to serve patients

Dr. Dan Smilkstein is a modern-day rural doctor. He doesn't do home visits or even have a permanent office, but he still knows all of his patients by name and can tell you about their lives far beyond the medical history in their files.

Geological journey

Driving south of Glenwood Springs on Colorado 82, motorists are greeted by imposing views of Mount Sopris. The conical twin peaks dominate the landscape from up and down the Roaring Fork Valley.


Open government is best government

Open government is the best government. Those six words are a simple statement of fact. An honest philosophy of openness. A basic guideline for good government.


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.

Geological journey

Second edition of 'Roadside Geology of Colorado' takes motorists on outdoor adventure

Driving south of Glenwood Springs on Colorado 82, motorists are greeted by imposing views of Mount Sopris. The conical twin peaks dominate the landscape from up and down the Roaring Fork Valley.

The changing face of Hayden

Recent development proposals have residents wondering what will happen to town

Colorado developers are buying up Hayden at a record pace and promising that everything from a revitalized downtown to new schools will accompany the addition of thousands of residents to the quiet agricultural town of 1,634 people.

Sailors stop Rifle, 2-1

Rob Bohlmann wanted to make the goals at Dudley Field look cavernous, so he sent his Steamboat Springs soccer team to Memorial Park Saturday morning.

A special educational program

Students find success with individualized learning plan

With the help of school aides, special-needs students can continue their studies in the same classroom as their peers.

Friday, September 13

Volleyball team tries to live up to expectations

The Steamboat Springs volleyball team might be the most frustrated 7-1 team in Colorado.

Road warriors

Hayden makes five-hour commute to take on Paonia in first game of league play

Imagine silence on a school bus.

Ban still in effect

Open fires prohibited in Routt County

Don't light that bonfire just yet. Open fires are still outlawed in Routt County, including state and federal lands.

Sales tax revenue up in July

Sales tax revenue bounced back in July after the city had the worst month for sales tax collection in years.

Counties would get more funds if resolution passes

A bill that would force the federal government to hold up its side of a funding bargain made in 1976 is one step closer to passage this week. The House Resource Committee unanimously decided to send the legislation, championed by Colorado Congressman Scott McInnis, R-Grand Junction, to the floor for a vote by Congress.

Drake, Sailors make pass at perfection

Mark Drake is tired of imperfection.

Thursday, September 12

Board wants say in hiring police chief

The Oak Creek Town Board wants the Routt County sheriff's help in choosing a police chief, but it also wants to retain the strongest voice in the decision.

1-0 in league play

Sailors improve to 3-3 on the year

Kyle Nelson won one for Steamboat's soccer guys and for the little guys.

6 to 1, The Goods are Odd

Producer Brian Harvey is excited about "6 to 1, The Goods are Odd." During one of the cast's crash-course-like rehearsals in the Strings Music Tent, he stopped for a minute to talk about it.

Development garners opposition

Hayden residents voice concerns over 'Old Farm Village'

Kevin Bennett and Jim Engelken's first foray across the line to Hayden developers from Steamboat Springs City Council members was not pretty. Thursday night's Hayden Planning Commission meeting was packed with landowners whose property adjoined "Old Farm Village," Bennett and Engelken's proposed 28-lot subdivision.

Show geared toward youths

Local man brings punk, hardcore, new metal to Wolf Den

Musician-turned-event coordinator Eric Wess is focused on introducing something different to Steamboat Springs rather than being concerned with the money his Punk Off The Boat festival could bring.

The new shop in town

Mountain Essentials sells variety of hemp products

Mountain Essentials, a new retail shop on Lincoln Avenue, has an identity problem.

Proposal sparks controversy

Appeals of decisions regarding forests could be affected

Sparring over a wildfire prevention act has pulled the bark beetle suppression work in the Routt National Forest into federal squabbling.

Add beauty to your home

Aspens can make a lovely addition

Every fall, the brilliant golden leaves of the aspen trees in the mountains inspire many local homeowners to plant a few of these beauties near their houses.

The record for Sept. 13

4-Hers fare well at State Fair

Routt County youths didn't get much of a break after the Routt County Fair.


The goods really are odd

It's perfectly logical for the folks at Ski Town Productions and Pirate Theatre to use the perceived lopsided gender pool in Steamboat Springs as the basis of their second local production, "6 to 1, The Goods are Odd."

Soroco squares off against Grand Valley

Mike Johnson sees Grand Valley in Soroco.

Wednesday, September 11

Prof lauds free speech

Students weigh fallout from 9/11

More than 100 students and faculty members packed into a lounge on the Colorado Mountain College campus Wednesday for a discussion on America's war on terrorism. The exchange was sometimes provocative and at one point emotionally charged.

The record for Sept. 11, 2002

Flag-raising event honors those fallen

Police Services Director J.D. Hays asked the small crowd before him Tuesday afternoon to remember the victims of Sept. 11 and the people who died trying to save them.

Travelers at YVRA don't see difference

When Lynn Anne Schneider woke up Wednesday morning, she and her husband watched the morning news broadcast like many others on the one-day anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

Blowdown area reduced by fires

Two-thirds of the 1997 Routt Divide Blowdown is estimated to have burned in the Hinman and Burn Ridge fires.

Historic buildings on display

Conference will highlight preservation

Routt County's historic buildings will be on display next weekend as it hosts a three-day conference on historic preservation.

Community comes together in remembrance

A call for peace rang loud and clear Wednesday night.

Schools remember terror attacks

Middle school students present $1,000 to Steamboat Springs firefighters

Before seventh-grader Jada Garber went to school Wednesday, her mother reminded her to think about the colors of the American flag that she was wearing as a symbol of the nearly 3,000 people who died last Sept. 11.

Tuesday, September 10

Steamboat's resort economy survives impact of Sept. 11

Rabbit Ears Pass was smacked by an early snow squall during the first week of September 2001. And on Sept. 10, ski season bookings at Steamboat Central Reservations were tracking 21 percent ahead of the previous season.

City searches for solutions to budget cuts

The Steamboat Springs City Council will not start budget talks until October but is already looking for ways to ease the pain of deciding what to cut.

Loveland man remains jailed in alleged sexual assault

A 51-year-old Loveland man remains in jail on suspicion of kidnapping and raping a Routt County man.

YVRA capital improvements may be delayed

Airport must pay for new passenger, baggage screening equipment

Perhaps no other entity in Routt County has been affected more by Sept. 11 than the county's only commercial airport.

Soroco opens league play Friday

Soroco scored even when it didn't try.

People recall where they were when terrorist attacks occurred

On Sept. 11, 2001, Americans woke to their usual routines.

Cross Country team gains confidence

Very few cross country runners head to Leadville for the Lake County Invitational to gain confidence.

Coach happy with play

12 local golfers earn titles at tourney

Local golfer Jeff Franks took a pretty straightforward approach to playing in the Rifle Bears Invitational Tuesday.

Ex-N.Y. firefighter reflects on tragedy

Steamboat man: Don't sweat the small stuff anymore

Former New York City firefighter Kevin Nerney has a few projects to finish on his new home in Silver Spur Estates.

Firefighters, police still heroes

Public better understands workers' roles, local fireman says

Steamboat Springs firefighters Matt Mathisen and Chuck Cerasoli don't do their jobs any differently than they did a year ago.

A Birthday to Remember

It was 6:53 a.m. on Sept. 11, 1979 that my mother brought me into this world.

The record for Monday, Sept. 9

Anger and aid: N.Y. natives refuse to forget

A year later, Mike Diemer still fights back tears when he talks about Sept. 11. "What a waste," said Diemer, the owner of Johnny B. Good's Diner. "They killed a bunch of moms and dads. What did that accomplish?"

Council not ready to fund park

Unused lagoon may become recreational area

Turning an unused sewer lagoon into an 18-acre park is a proposal the City Council supports but is not ready to fund.

Monday, September 9

Sailors take Fort Morgan

Volleyball team wins first tournament of season

When it came to beating the Sailors at last week's Fort Morgan Tournament most of the opposing teams decided to focus on trying to stop Steamboat's biggest hitter, Katie Carter.

The record for Sept. 10, 2002

Irrigators receive reprieve

Ranchers will not have to stop using Elk River's water

Rain showers Sunday forestalled the need to cut off more irrigation ditches on the Elk River northwest of Steamboat Springs.

Surveys track locals' spending

County sees low response rate so far

Several organizations in Routt County want to know where and how residents spend their money.

City may turn unused lagoon into recreation center

Council will discuss project at today's meeting

The city of Steamboat Springs wants to turn its unused lagoon sewer system into a recreation complex

Sunday, September 8

You have your assignment

Put thoughts into words for grandchildren to read

Unavoidably, and appropriately, all of us will spend a portion of this week trying to find meaning in the events of Sept. 11, 2001.

The Record for Sept. 9

Saturday, Sept. 7 12:21 a.m. An intoxicated pedestrian was reported near U.S. 40 and Dream Island.

CMC holds forum on events of Sept. 11

Colorado Mountain College is encouraging dialogue among students, staff and faculty this week.

Volunteers seeking donors for blood drive

Event will be held Sept. 19 at Yampa Valley Medical Center

Now is the time for people to begin thinking about contributing to Colorado's blood supply.

Fire officials will host meeting

Representatives will discuss strategy

It might take a good snowfall to put out the fires burning in the Flat Tops Wilderness.

Men: Take charge of your health

Most men think they are in pretty good health. But the truth is, on average, men live six years less than women. However, there is encouraging news. For the most part, good health is in your control.

Saturday, September 7

Sailors work overtime to keep up with demands

You think you worked overtime this week?


Baseball's golden age is long gone

I think that I must have grown up in the golden age of baseball.


What a great Labor Day weekend it was at historic Hahn's Peak. It's always a special time when local year-rounders are home for the holiday, kids are not in school and summer weekenders come for last-of-summer fun time.

Go climb a volcano

A Routt County landmark, Hahn's Peak is an ideal hiking adventure

September is an ideal time to summit one of Routt County's landmark peaks, but Saturday would not have been a good day to set out for the top of Hahn's Peak. The brooding clouds were a warning of the only real danger faced on a trip to the summit.

Jail Report for Sept. 8

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. Sunday, Sept. 1 Douglas Wayne Ogden, 48, Debeque Driving under the influence of alcohol (Hayden Police Department)


Dear Denver Friends, As we finished our Arizona Odyssey in mid-April 1937, we found the footlog just ready to go out and Elmer was afraid that the car might get stuck in one of the several holes along the pasture road.


Bumper crops for fair

The eighth annual Routt County fair opened Wednesday, and in the number and quality of exhibits, the excellence of the program of sports and the attendance equals all previous events of the kind at Hayden. An abundance of moisture and favorable growing weather has resulted in bumper crops and better specimens of grains, grasses and vegetables than ever before displayed at the big fair.

New beginnings

Jewish community observes its New Year and welcomes the arrival of a part-time rabbi

As the Jewish community in Steamboat Springs reflects on the past year, it has much to look forward to in the new year.


Norma Jo Nachtman is a patient at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs undergoing medical tests.

WeDDING: Walker and Hill

Emily Marie Walker and Charles Anthony Hill were married April 20, 2002, at the United Methodist Church in Steamboat Springs.

Letters to the editor

I would like to comment on the PBR rodeo on Sept. 1.

Behind the Headlines

Tony Vaida chaired the Impact Fee Advisory Committee appointed by the Steamboat Springs City Council. The committee recommended that the city consider a 1.2 percent excise tax to replace impact fees. Residents will vote on the tax Nov. 5.

Sound Off for Sept. 8, 2002

I am so very impressed with the employees and volunteers of the Steamboat Springs Animal Shelter. What a wonderful group of kind, caring and compassionate individuals. They were there for me when I adopted two of God's greatest creatures and they were there for me when I had to give them back up well over a year later, when circumstances would no longer let me retain "my children."

Hayden takes control

Tigers move to 2-0 after shutting out Sailors junior varsity squad, 18-0

Hayden offered up more than Mike McCannon was expecting.

Handling growth

Hayden has always been an affordable and appealing alternative to Steamboat Springs. The town of 1,635 people 25 miles west of Steamboat has the best infrastructure and the best access to Steamboat of any area community, and housing remains affordable.

Yampa woman lives for art

Naugle accommodates students by traveling to their homes

Nita Naugle wears blue jeans and drives a pickup. She grew up on a ranch outside of Yampa, was an animal science major in college and is a member of the Routt County Cattlewomen's Association.

The dreaded school lunch

Kitchen staff works to make more students' meals more nutritious

Kitchen staff members for the Steamboat Springs School District gets an early start in the mornings as they prepare close to 600 school lunches.

Friday, September 6

Steamboat looks on as game slips away

Steamboat Springs ran out of time on its comeback effort Friday night against Eagle Valley.

Down to the wire

Overtime goal takes wind out of sails

Hometown favorite Kyle Nelson had two huge goals in the Sailors' home opener Friday, but the biggest shot of the night came from visitor Brendon Kukral just a few minutes into the first overtime period.

Learning from the wildfires

Officials look more closely at benefits of fuel reduction

Colorado's lawmakers don't want a repeat of the 2002 fire season. At the state and national levels, they are seeking ways to reform the way forests are managed.

International speakers to attend forum on planning

Mountain town sustainability to be discussed at conference

When Dr. Thomas Clark received a request from a young man in Pakistan to attend a four-day conference on mountains in Steamboat Springs this month, he was hesitant at first.

Teton Petroleum gets oil industry's attention

Routt County's biggest little multinational company has grown by thousands of barrels this year. Teton Petroleum Company announced this week that it has raised $4.4 million in new capital that will allow it to drill more wells in its Siberian oil field.

Thiebaut stops in Steamboat

Candidate wants to move government to the people

Colorado's Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Bill Thiebaut said some state agencies should move out of Denver and into the portions of the state where they govern.

Irrigation curtailed on part of Yampa

Six ditches closed on main stem of river

The summer's drought reached historic dimensions Thursday when commissioners from the State Department of Water Resources office in Steamboat Springs shut down six irrigation ditches on the main stem of the Yampa River.

Forest Service determines its boundaries

Section of Routt National Forest gets fresh survey

Terry Taylor and Dirk Hatter are going where no man has gone before or at least gone for 90 years. The two men are surveying land that was last surveyed in 1911.

The record for Sat. Sept. 7

Hayden bans lawn watering

Residents of Hayden will no longer be allowed to water their lawns starting Monday. This summer's ever-worsening water crisis came to a head Thursday afternoon when Tri-State Generation Power Plant in Craig put a call on its water rights to the Yampa River.

Real estate trends hold steady

Real estate sales here were on track at midyear to finish with the second highest dollar volume in 20 years, despite the general malaise in the economy. Realtor David Baldinger Jr. said a look at the statistics behind the trends reveals that demand for real estate in Steamboat has been steady for almost a decade, but the buying public shifts from one category of real estate to another.

Building Permits for Aug. 26-30

Obituaries for Sept. 8, 2002

Habitat hopes to build three duplexes

Millard Fuller, the founder of Habitat for Humanity International, offered a challenge last week to the people of Routt County. "I say to you tonight, by what date are you going to make sure everybody in this county has a decent place to live?" Fuller asked an audience of around 100 people who had gathered Thursday at Lake Catamount for a Habitat for Humanity fund-raiser.

Thursday, September 5

SmartWool moves in

Airport new home for company

The office space SmartWool is moving into today bears little resemblance to the Steamboat Springs Airport terminal it was three months ago.

The End of an Era

The Shenanigans give final performance to bid farewell to Jessie Burns

The Boulder music scene had tugged on Jessie Burns for sometime. As an Irish fiddle player and founder of the well-known local Celtic-bluegrass band the Shenanigans, living in a place considered to be at the heart of a traditional music movement is an inviting thought.

Ramunno vs. Drake: A series renewed

John Ramunno has turned into a Devil, but as a former Sailor, he hasn't totally jumped ship.

Young Sailors thrilled to get crack at Hayden

Steamboat Springs junior varsity coach Mike McCannon remembers when Hayden beat the Sailors varsity squad.

Forest Service looks at moths

Agency checking for infestation in the area

The Colorado State Forest Service is hanging insect traps in Steamboat Springs to catch gypsy moths before they multiply.

Sudden-death win

Grand Junction's Winder wins tournament on second hole

Thursday's high school golf tournament came down to a 5-foot putt into a tree-bending wind on the par-4 16th hole at the Haymaker Golf Course.

Steamboat sails to victory

It didn't take long for the Steamboat Springs High School volleyball team to shake off the season-opener cobwebs. After a couple of early miscommunications that led to sideouts or points for the Moffat County High School team, the Sailors overpowered the Bulldogs Thursday night in Craig 15-4, 15-3.

Town Challenge comes to a close

The trails around the base of Mount Werner will provide the setting for the final act of the Town Challenge Mountain Bike Series this year.

City OKs judicial facility

Voters will now be asked to fund project

The proposed Routt County Judicial Facility received the last round of approval before voters will be asked to support the new courthouse in November.

Interfaith ceremony set to remember 9/11

'An Evening of Remembrance and Hope' a time to reflect on attacks

The community is invited to an interfaith ceremony to reflect on the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks a year later and to look toward peace in the future.

McDonald's a possible tenant for west side development

Steamboat Springs could soon have a new fast-food chain restaurant. But the brand remains a mystery.

Steamboat drops match against Loveland

Singles victories from Patrick Ayers and Andrew Krueger were not enough to propel the Steamboat Springs boys tennis team to a victory over Loveland Thursday night.

Orchestra seeks conductor

The Steamboat Springs Chamber Orchestra, rebounding from the tragic loss of its conductor, is in the process of interviewing candidates for the position.

Madness de Vine coming up

The country's oldest performing arts school is hoping the community will come out and support one of the most popular fund-raisers of the year.


Fall is in the air, winter is on its way

For the first time ever, I'm actually taking a vacation during mud season. I mean a real vacation. It's not that "going down to the Front Range to hang with my parents and sitting at old bars with old friends" crap.


Today The Byron Shore Project plays at the Tugboat, 1860 Ski Time Square 21 and older only. Call 879-7070 for more information.

The record for Fri. Sept. 6

'The future of Hayden' presented

Town Board hears plans for future development; no decisions made

Six men stood one at a time and introduced themselves to the Hayden Town Board. They described themselves as plumbers and electrical contractors working men. Despite what they said, all the trustees saw were developers trying to change the face of Hayden. "We're not here out of Los Angeles," began Tom Fox, partner in 4S Development Limited and owner of Fox Construction in Steamboat Springs.

Wednesday, September 4

Voters will decide on excise tax

In November, voters will decide if they want an excise tax to replace impact fees.

Beloved Routt County cowboy dies of aneurysm

Fredrick Eugene McAnally, one of Routt County's most beloved cowboys, died Aug. 28 of a brain aneurysm. He was 51.

Salazar talks issues in Steamboat

Only one local family greeted Colorado Attorney General Ken Salazar during his stop Wednesday in Steamboat Springs, but he still took the opportunity to talk issues.

Sailors look forward to late start

After sitting out the opening weekend of the season, the members of the Steamboat Springs Volleyball team will be hoping to make up for lost time over the next several days.

The record for Sept. 5, 2002

Steamboat earns No. 6 ranking

Financial turmoil at American Skiing Co. apparently hasn't influenced the public's perception of the ski vacation experience at Steamboat.

Welcome to the windy city

Golfers from 17 Colorado schools try to tame Catamount, conditions

Only on a windy afternoon at Catamount golf course can scores consistently in the high 80s and 90s generate smiles.


Outdoor Life Network wants to take you to the top of Mt. Everest.

Tuesday, September 3

Water district question will go to voters

In a 5-1 vote, the City Council agreed to ask voters to support the consolidation of the city and Mount Werner Water District.

The record for Sept. 4, 2002

Two out of three ain't bad

Steamboat soccer team has successful opening weekend

After winning two out of three games in the opening weekend of play, the members of the Steamboat Springs High School boys soccer team might be looking for a break headed into the second week of the season.

Council approves Triple Crown

Agreement finalizes five-year contract

The City Council gave final approval for a five-year renewal contract with Triple Crown Sports.

Circus combines comedy, magic tricks, acrobatics

Circus Chimera's unique and fascinating stunts were thrilling to people of all ages who attended the big top Tuesday evening.

Council OK's Elkins plan

Officials give nod to preliminary

After a lengthy public hearing, the Steamboat Springs City Council voted 4-2 to approve the preliminary plans for the development of Elkins Meadows.

Monday, September 2

Fire remain in check

The Mount Zirkel Complex and the Lost Lakes/Big Fish fires are still active, fueled to some extent by a stretch of warm and dry weather. Crews continue to make progress toward containment, Forest Service officials reported Monday.

Oak Creek wraps up Labor Day fun

Oak Creek's Labor Day festivities on Monday celebrated the town's history and gave residents a chance to focus on future goals. "Labor Day used to be the biggest day in Oak Creek in a lot of ways it still is," Historical Society member Donna Peters said.

Charting the forest

Men working to document human impact on forest

Tim Peterson sees the forest in units and map coordinates. Instead of a scenic overlook of mountain peaks, lakes and trees, Peterson sees a grid of use areas, filtered through a list of his opinions on various environmental issues.

Owner plans to rebuild Trappers Lake Lodge

The owner of a guest lodge destroyed by wildfire last month plans to rebuild quickly. Dan Stogsdill, a Nebraska attorney who has owned the Trappers Lake lodge and resort for five years, said the historical qualities of the 80-year-old structure will be preserved.

The Record for Sept. 3

Sunday, September 1

Classic rock invades Howelsen

The Marshall Tucker Band performs season's last free concert

The Marshall Tucker Band's live music drew an enormous crowd eager for great entertainment, while offering the chance for local residents to catch up with each other Sunday evening at the base of Howelsen Hill.

Clint Wells wins 10K at 10,000 Feet

For Clint Wells, finishing first in the 10K at 10,000 Feet was not his primary goal. He came to run the race with his dad and sister from Craig. Winning was simply an added bonus. Wells, more used to running track events, said the race's terrain was challenging.

The record for Sept. 2, 2002

Where do kids come up with the names for today' bands?

The Marshall Tucker Band is a real band name kind of

Following yesterday afternoon's free concert by the Marshall Tucker Band, I went down to "Linkin Park," where I slipped and fell in a "Puddle of Mudd."