News for Thursday, February 20, 2003

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Proper planning can reduce wedding costs

Want to save money on your special Steamboat Springs wedding?

Music selection can make wedding sing

The wrong music selections can have couples singing wedding-day blues.

About 12,000 visitors expected over the weekend

Tourism is expected to be off by about 1,000 people Saturday night as the ski season enters its 13th week. However, one local property manager is cautiously optimistic that lodging properties will see occupancy rates ahead of last year's pace for another month.

Outdoor ceremonies appealing to many

Many couples are going to a chapel to get married this summer, but many other brides and grooms will exchange vows in the great outdoors.

Dresses key to selection of flowers

Whether a bride's ideas on what flowers to incorporate into her wedding came from other ceremonies, magazines or dreams she concocted at the age of 12, area floral shops have the resources and personnel to give each bride the color and character she wants.

Developers speak to board again

Hayden officials: Group isn't taking correct steps for plan

Once again, the Sunburst Ranch developers came.

Four wrestlers advance

Soroco's Gates, Iacovetto and Hayden's Doolin, Bruchez win opening matches

Soroco coach Doug Gates and Hayden wrestler Jake Doolin made a bet.

Area florists can offer range of service, costs

Flowers add elegance and color to a couple's wedding day. There is a rich history behind the flowers that adorn the bride, groom and aisle of a wedding ceremony, but like many other wedding traditions, the flowers have changed from set requirements to whatever pleases the bride and groom on their special day.

Dresses reflect bride's elegance, style, tastes

The favorite part of Gale Loveitt's job is when a bride-to-be tries on her wedding dress.

Owners not deterred by lack of license

Residents come out for Chelsea's opening despite alcohol not being available

At Chelsea's Chinese Restaurant's opening night under its new owners, the tables were full but the bar was empty. The taps were untouched and the liquor bottles lining the shelves behind the cash register stayed capped.

North Routt school seeking GOCo funds

Group wants to upgrade playground

Though children everywhere may say it's impossible, future recesses could actually be more fun than they already are.

Multiply your plant collection

Propagation an inexpensive way to brighten up a home

Last summer, Claire Fraser gave me some cuttings from one of her houseplants as a thank you for a favor I did. This winter, I have been enjoying several pots of beautiful purple-leafed, pink-flowering begonias that grew from Claire's cuttings.

Freestyle team returns with top finishes

The members of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club's development freestyle team returned home last weekend with a car full of top finishes.

Junior Olympic Championships held in town

A group of more than 20 local skiers headed to Crested Butte this week with hopes of earning a berth to the Junior Olympic Championships, to be held in Steamboat Springs next month.

Squirt team's hopes squashed

The Weston Oil squirt hockey team came within one goal of winning a tournament in Fort Collins Feb. 17, but had its title hopes dashed by Pueblo's last-minute goal in the championship game.

Honeymoons can relieve the stress of weddings

A wedding can be the celebration of a lifetime. It can also take a lot out of a couple, between planning the event, making sure everything happens as scheduled, keeping the guests happy, and being the center of attention for a few days.

Craig photographer books year in advance

The most important day of a couple's life is just that -- one day.

Live bands can bring life to event, reception

Danny Griffith, a member of the local band DNA 318, admitted that disc jockeys are the entertainment of choice for many wedding receptions these days.

Playoffs begin for Premier Adult Hockey League

After years of playing adult hockey at Howelsen Hill, local player Peter Van De Carr has learned his lessons well.

Wedding site options abound in Craig area

Wedding ceremonies can be performed almost anywhere.

Korbel brings ultimate proposal to Steamboat

When Brad Moline proposed to Courtney Poynter at the Steamboat Ski Area on Jan. 23, television cameras were rolling and big fur-covered microphones on long polls were waving in front of Poynter's face.

Steamboat a popular wedding destination

The postcard images around Steamboat Springs have made the area a popular destination site for weddings.

Photographers work to capture moments

The bride and groom are locked in a passionate kiss while in the background a flower girl stands, her eyes locked on the couple as she dreams of the day she too will celebrate her own wedding day.

Location, food choice affect wedding budget

Imagine yourself and your dearly beloved clasping hands and saying your wedding vows next to a babbling brook high in the Colorado Rockies. Now imagine that your own private sylvan retreat cost less than $75 to book, and includes a covered picnic shelter and tables for your guests.

Take steps to get groom involved in the planning

Grooms have notoriously taken the back seat when it comes to planning a wedding.

The Record for Feb. 21

Wednesday, Feb. 19 1:31 a.m. Banging and shouting was reported in the 1300 block of Walton Creek Road.

Ring a symbol of ceremony, marriage

There is no greater symbol of a marriage than the bride's engagement ring.

From gifts to fashion, follow proper etiquette

Social etiquette at weddings has loosened up in recent years, but even at a barefoot wedding in the mountains, it's still possible to embarrass yourself and your guests, and generally ensure that you cringe for years to come when looking back on the big day.

Women share tales of the past

Three Routt County matriarchs tell their stories in series

It was at a kitchen table where Sherry Benson and Sally Breedlove gathered the wisdom of three older Routt County women.

Plan early to get the right cake and food

From mom-and-pop shops to corporate grocers, numerous catering and cake options exist for Craig weddings.

Footpath initially approved

County planners approve connecting state park, forest

A plan to give summer recreationists a footpath from Steamboat Lake State Park to the Routt National Forest got a preliminary nod from the county Thursday night.

Craig stores can meet many registry needs

Don't need a toaster? Don't want lawn art?