News for Saturday, February 8, 2003

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Harmony's song

Stagecoach woman receives outpouring of support in battle of her life

On Oct. 26, Harmony Harris' longtime boyfriend proposed marriage with a song he wrote for her.

Oak Creek short on family homes

When affordability is key, small homes abound, but three- and four-bedrooms are hard to find

When Oak Creek Police Chief Tim Willert moved to the Yampa Valley this winter, living in the town he protected was not an option.

Local teams learn from league tourney

Hayden, Soroco wrestlers now anticipate upcoming regionals

Hayden's Kelly Bruchez and Soroco's C.J. Horn each captured a championship medal at Saturday's Class 2A Western Slope league tournament held in Hayden.

World-class showings

Amnerican favorite Bahrke can't quite edge Norway's Traa

Shannon Bahrke may have been wearing the yellow jersey that designates the World Cup points leader Saturday afternoon, but she learned quickly that if you want to win in Steamboat Springs, you have to get past Norway's Kari Traa.

Local property valuations rising more slowly

Routt County property taxpayers can expect to see the valuation of their property going up an average of 8 percent to 12 percent when letters from the county assessor appear in mailboxes in May. But that doesn't mean their taxes will necessarily go up. And it doesn't mean there won't be exceptions.

Townhomes tailored for baby boomers

The Eagles Overlook Townhome project is designed for the aging baby boomer with bad knees, Prudential Realtor Mark J. "Dutch" Elting said.

Building customer loyalty

Airline Summit speaker focuses on satisfaction

Steamboat business executives would do well to emulate the management team at Harley Davidson, in Roger Dow's view. And his recommendation has nothing to do with twin tailpipes.

Expert warns of West Nile virus threats

Elderly people, horses most susceptible to illness

Although West Nile virus has not appeared in Routt County yet, it is just a matter of time. That was the prediction given by the state's leading expert on the dangerous, mosquito-borne illness at a local forum Thursday.

TOWN TALK: HAYDEN

Jackie and Joe Boyd's son, Randy Circle, spent a three-day weekend with his friends Neil, Tom and Dean, in the Hayden area. For the past 13 years, Randy and a group of friends have come up to go skiing, snowmobiling and to do other festivities. They all work for Waste Management in Denver.

Officials mull commercial growth controls

Concern is with keeping storefronts occupied, longtime businesses intact and character of Steamboat unique

The Yellow Pages lists 12 liquor stores in Steamboat Springs.

Behind the headlines

How has the field-user policy changed?

Chris WIlson is the director of Steamboat Springs Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department. He discusses the issue of field-user fees and how the policy has changed.

Re-evaluate User Fee Positions

I have to take issue with your opinion regarding the implementation of user fees for Little League baseball and Steamboat Youth Soccer. It was not, as you described, a financially prudent decision and puts us one step closer to becoming another Vail or Aspen, neither of which now has a youth soccer or youth baseball organization to speak of.

THE WAY IT WAS

Steamboat's own train wreck

Steamboat Springs people today had an opportunity to view a Moffat road train wreck, and curiosity had led many people to visit the depot where one of the big locomotives is off the track.

Ground troops

Members of the federal government's Transportation Safety Administration work to keep airlines, airports as safe as possible

"War on Terrorism" seems like a television network catchphrase until you meet the people who are fighting it. Even on the homefront, the stories of civilians recruited to fight terrorism bear striking similarities to the war stories of husbands separated from wives and newborn babies.

Street events: Fun for all ages

Donkey jump just one highlight

Woe to the fools who do not raise their children in Steamboat Springs.

Overcoming obstacles

Sixth-graders conquer challenges at Outdoor Education Day

Sixth-grader Elizabeth Lyons refused to be intimidated by the giant wall of blue ice that rose before her.

BUSINESS FILE

Local gasoline 25 cents over statewide average

Gasoline prices in Steamboat were more than 25 cents above the statewide average this week, but they weren't the highest in the state. Unleaded regular was priced between $1.72 and $1.75 a gallon here.

Public funds not for Montessori

Last May, we voiced our opposition to a publicly funded Montessori charter school in the Steamboat Springs School District.

Men of the mountain

29th annual International Muzzleloading Biathlon draws competitors of all ages

A great Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival tradition was continued Saturday with the 29th International Muzzleloading Biathlon at Howelsen Hill.

BIRTHS

Jackson Stone Scott, son of Ginger and Michael Scott of Steamboat Springs, was born at 6:36 p.m. Jan. 16, 2003.

AFTER THE WHISTLE

What a difference a year makes

One year ago, the world's attention was focused on Salt Lake City, Utah, and the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.

Arlene E. Truax

Arlene E. Truax, 1914-2003

Richard Carlton Harper

Richard Carlton Harper, 1956-2003

Adele Munson Hain

Adele Munson Hain, 1924-2003

Mary Ruth Dapper

Mary Ruth Dapper, 1912-2003

Bloom takes 1st as new-school tricks abound

For years, the University of Colorado football team has intimidated opposing teams at Folsom Field by being led onto the playing field by a stampeding buffalo.

Helen Mackey Klinger

Helen Mackey Klinger, 1918-2003