News for Saturday, February 1, 2003

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

A Look at Church and State

In the Jan. 13 issue of Steamboat Today, there is an AP news article titled "church-state separation questioned."

SOUND OFF

Thanks for giving back

I would like to thank Randall Hannaway and the Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors for their generous donation to the Soroco Middle School girls basketball team.

Playing with density

Ninth-grade students teach fifth-graders newly aquired scientific knowledge

Like a bruised and battered quarterback after a hard-fought game, Soda Creek Elementary School fifth-grader Colton Harding gingerly eased himself into a gray, industrial-strength trash can full of water.

Houses on Oak Street not going anywhere

If the wind blew hard enough, it looks as though the three small houses along Oak and Ninth streets just might topple.

OUR VIEW

Not the answer

Colorado homeowners should be concerned about two bills before the state Legislature.

Steamboat tops Wasson on the ice

But Sailors didn't come out dominating as they expected

Despite a 6-2 win, the Steamboat Springs hockey team didn't have the precise, dominating performance it was seeking Saturday against Wasson.

AFTER THE WHISTLE

Admiring from afar the art of gelande jumping

If you have ever climbed to the top of the big hill at Howelsen, you would have an appreciation for what Rolf Wilson accomplished on Alpine skis.

Sailors on a roll

Girls top Rifle to keep league title hopes alive

Bailey Draper is annoying in practice, so teammate Jen Weber can't imagine what opponents are going through during games.

A home to play in

Montview house offers amenities, rental income

Near the base of the ski area sits a house that has its own indoor pool, ice rink and two home theaters. But perhaps the most attractive feature of the 8,000-square-foot home along Montview Lane is its track record as a moneymaker.

Full Belly Deli for sale

Three years ago, ankle deep in water that had collected on the concrete floor of a side-street Hayden warehouse, Robyn Boeckmann and Gerard Cina could only see a New York-style deli complete with the smell of hanging meat and the sound of folding butcher paper. Today, those smells and sounds are real, and Full Belly Deli owners Boeckmann and Cina are ready to sell their start-up business and move on to a new venture.

BUSINESS FILE

Steamboat Grand hires group sales executive

Steamboat Grand hires group sales executive Cindy O'Gorman, a 16-year hotel industry veteran, has been named director of group and conference sales for the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel and Conference Center.

County connections

Threat of war brings soldiers, families together

Steamboat Springs resident Denise Carhartt watches Dan Rather every night on the "CBS Evening News"; at work, she keeps the radio playing.

Routt County could see snow if temperatures cooperate

If you've been pressing glass for slush this past week, take heart. Mount Werner could see a foot of snow today.

Freestylers to compete in the 'Boat

Now that the World Championships have come to a close in Deer Valley, Travis Mayer and top freestyle skiers from around the world will turn their attention to Steamboat Springs.

Boys handed another tough loss

Rifle coach Chris Lowther waited for the run from Steamboat Springs.

The Record for Feb. 2

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.

TOWN TALK: OAK CREEK/PHIPPSBURG

Winners Elaine Gay, Lois Stefano, Cindy Porter and June Carr were winners at Bridge at the Community Hall on Jan. 22. The next meeting is Tuesday at the home of Cindy Porter.

BIRTHS

Eric Castillo Palacios, son of Yolanda and Guillermo Palacios of Craig, was born at 11:36 a.m. Jan. 11, 2003.

BEHIND THE HEADLINES

What is the state of Partners?

Paul Bialek is the executive director of Partners in Routt County, a local nonprofit organization that pairs youth with adult mentors. Partners is losing $60,000 in state funding over the next 18 months.

Another town's treasure

What's New Rummage Shop brings community together

There is an old wooden dulcimer collecting dust on the shelf of the What's New Rummage Shop. There is a pair of 1970s-style, Swiss-made hiking boots that have sunken to the bottom of a box of shoes. There are old manual typewriters and an 8-track collection fit to throw anyone back a few decades.

Exploring Catamount

Touring center just south of town offers some of the best views for cross country skiers

The Yampa Valley boasts a half-dozen vital well-groomed cross country touring centers, from Vista Verde Guest Ranch in the north to Catamount Ranch and Club 10 miles south of Steamboat Springs.

THE WAY IT WAS

Stage set for big carnival

Feb. 7, 1923 The dates for the 10th Annual Carnival of Mid-Winter Sports has definitely been set for Feb. 22 and 23 in order that the Moffat road passenger train service will meet the convenience of the greatest number of visitors from other points.

On a roll

Routt County Woolens making a name for itself

Routt County Woolens LLC made a memorable first appearance at this year's National Western Stock Show and Rodeo, winning a vendors' Best in Show prize.

Doing business

In Ski Town USA, change is constant on Steamboat's main drag

Over the past 25 years or so, Rogers Israel had many occasions to run up the street and duck into Boggs Hardware to make a small purchase.

How much is that tractor in the window?

Bill Fetcher is spending part of his winter tearing apart an old self-propelled hay baler and putting it back together again. His family purchased the red New Holland on Lincoln Avenue in 1959. The implement dealer was named Boggs, as in Boggs Hardware.