Friday, January 31
A 48-year-old Oak Creek man was arrested Thursday for charges of sexual assault on a child.
Organization rewarded by grateful Oak Creek resident
No kindness goes unrewarded. In this case, the reward was a $63,000 home.
Hispanics make up 3.2 percent of Routt County's population
If you want to gain insights into the local Hispanic/Latino population, you need to learn to "listen with your heart," Eli Vega told an audience at the Sheraton Steamboat Resort Friday.
Thursday, January 30
Restrictions on the height and appearance of homes built on ridges should not apply to selective areas of Routt County, county planning commissioners said Thursday night.
Officials will attempt to better their working relationship
Eight months after Superintendent Cyndy Simms' performance evaluation of Strawberry Park Principal John DeVincentis sparked controversy in the school district, the two administrators will go through mediation in an attempt to better their working relationship.
The next Small Works Gallery show will have three times as many entries as any other show in the history of gallery.
Nature photographer John Fielder said he's probably driven on every road in Colorado over the past 30 years, capturing the state's most beautiful open spaces on film.
The book "Hiking the Boat II" is No. 1 on Off the Beaten Path's list of the top 100 books sold in 2002.
For roughly 40 years, local children and high school students have been able to strut their stuff in the Kiwanis' "Stars of Tomorrow" talent contest.
What do you say?
The first thing I learned about newspaper column writing is that no one really cares about the writer.
Helmets on sale in honor of fallen teen
Gina Gmeiner owns a ski helmet, but she didn't wear it regularly until her close friend, Landon Sawyer, was killed in a skiing accident. The accident happened one year ago Saturday.
Plan may end deed restrictions on affordable housing
City Council members are worriedly charting the progress of a state Senate bill that could wipe out deed restrictions on affordable housing.
Locals will share experiences with teens
Everyone had one.
Wille's sheep earn several honors at prestigious event
Sheep ranching is a labor of love for longtime local Rod Wille.
Today Swivel Hip Smith plays funk music at the Wolf Den Tavern, 703 Lincoln Ave. Call 871-0008 for more information.
Congressman Scott McInnis doesn't want a fiery sequel to last summer.
Soroco girls basketball team gets new jerseys
Soroco Middle School girls basketball players got new uniforms just in time for their team pictures, thanks to the generosity of strangers.
Several attractive packages offered to get visitors here
Promotions offered by United Airlines and the Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. are contributing to Steamboat's early February tourism.
Describes some of my Steamboat hiking buddies.
Regurgitating answers correctly on a quiz is a good way to get an "A"; it may even help you win a round of Trivial Pursuit.
Wednesday, Jan. 29 12:22 a.m. A motorist was stopped near BMC West and found to have 2 to 3 pounds of marijuana in his car trunk. Police arrested the man.
Olympic silver medalist Travis Mayer overcame a slight mistake on his top air Wednesday en route to placing third in a qualifying round at the 2003 World Championship Mogul Finals.
Kelly Meek said his basketball team has to put the recent loss at Moffat County behind it because this weekend's opponents -- Glenwood Springs and Rifle -- surely don't care what happened to Steamboat Springs a week ago.
Wrestlers victorious in different ways
Kelly Chambers and Josh Iacovetto wave and say hello whenever they cross paths.
Wednesday, January 29
Gelande jumpers enjoy thrill of soaring through air
Back in 1976, local resident Tim Magill first climbed to the top of a ski jump, strapped a pair of Alpine skis to his feet and dared to defy gravity.
With two slalom victories under his belt this season, local skier Gunnar Sorensen has to be considered a favorite to three-peat this Friday when the state's best high school Alpine racers come to Howelsen Hill.
After three consecutive losses to open the new year, the Chix with Stix hockey team earned two recent wins over Denver University at Howelsen Ice Arena.
The Snowboard Outreach Society's Outreach Series, the largest snowboarding series in Colorado, returns to Steamboat Springs this weekend for two competitions at the Steamboat Ski Area.
Costs could double in some instances
Fees for some youth sports will go up this spring, a direct result of the city increasing its fees for baseball and soccer fields.
Average daily high has been in the 30s
Shoppers and midday diners were strolling up and down Lincoln Avenue in sweaters and light jackets on Wednesday. The official high for the day was 38 degrees, but the sun made the air feel warmer -- about 8 degrees warmer.
Police find two to three pounds in Arizona man's trunk
An late-night drug bust by Steamboat Springs police landed an Arizona man in jail Wednesday.
¡Por fin! For years, many local parents have wanted a foreign language program for their elementary school students.
Tuesday, Jan. 28 2:57 a.m. A gas leak was reported in the 1500 block of Shadow Run Frontage. Police and firefighters responded.
People planning to build homes on certain ridges in the county can expect some future direction from Routt County.
Policies of future development will be discussed
Changes to a plan outlining policies that will guide future development in the county are up for discussion tonight.
Tuesday, January 28
Moore will assist businesses in efforts to grow markets
Longtime Routt County businesswoman Noreen Moore has been hired by a task force interested in economic development to serve as the community's new business resource director.
$60,000 will be lost over next 18 months
A local mentoring program is feeling the effects of the state's budget crisis.
Consultants are about to begin a countywide housing study that would provide information on what housing is available and the policies needed to create more.
Multiple charges have been filed against nine middle school boys who allegedly behaved inappropriately toward a girl last fall at Steamboat Springs Middle School.
Scott Vos won his first open mogul race ever Saturday, and he did it wearing a pair of Western-style riding chaps and a jock strap.
Guidelines for decisions about recreation will be set
The city of Steamboat Springs intends to have a river management plan in place by fall to guide future decisions about recreation on a 4.5-mile stretch of the Yampa within city limits.
Agency meets its goal, reaching $365,000
Routt County United Way announced Tuesday its 2003 campaign contribution goal has been met.
Ross Powers may have the bigger name, but Grant Glenn had a bigger run to win a recent superpipe event in California.
Athletes position themselves for Junior Olympics
Nearly 80 girls and more than 100 boys gathered in Keystone over the weekend for the Junior Olympic super-G qualifying races at the 13- and 14-year-old age level.
Steamboat Springs' Caroline Lalive, a 1997 graduate of the Lowell Whiteman School, was among 17 skiers named to compete in the upcoming Alpine World Championships, which will be held in Switzerland.
When the 2003 Freestyle World Championships open in Deer Valley today, more than a few eyes in Steamboat Springs will be glued to the television, watching the results on the Internet and cheering for a large number of athletes with ties to this small mountain community.
Steamboat, Hayden, Soroco showcase talent in triangular meet
Jay Muhme looks around Routt County and asks the "what ifs."
Suspects in custody after Sunday attack outside Denver club
Five Denver men face first-degree assault and hate crime charges in connection with the alleged assault of an off-duty Steamboat Springs police officer and his girlfriend.
Monday, January 27
Despite loss, Sailors happy with performance
If you just glanced at the score of the Steamboat Springs Sailors 5-1 loss to Cheyenne Mountain last Saturday you might think the local hockey team played poorly.
Taking course may no longer be an option
Some students at Steamboat Springs High School take an optional civics course because they want to.
The City Council will be staying put for its brown bag lunches.
Plan to combat virus will be presented Feb. 6
Routt County is not immune to West Nile virus this summer, county health officials said Monday.
State and local officials will celebrate the Northwest Colorado Beanpole Project today, but one of the project's main goals has yet to be completed.
Baynes shot at alleged attackers Sunday in Denver
A Steamboat Springs police officer who shot at individuals that allegedly attacked him early Sunday morning in Denver has been placed on leave while the incident is investigated.
Letters to the editor
Teaching civics to Colorado's high school students makes sense. We would hope that students have, at a minimum, a basic understanding of how their local, state and federal governments operate before graduating.
Bonnie Roesink will apply today to replace her boss as district attorney for the 14th Judicial District. The opening was created last month when Gov. Bill Owens appointed current District Attorney Paul McLimans to serve as judge for the 14th District.
The newly-formed Nordic Challenge race series just barely missed reaching a milestone during its second event.
Sunday, January 26
The comet predicted for this week's night sky will be too close to the sun for the human eye to see, but a satellite is watching.
Bluegrass vote proves legislators are soaking it to us
Last week's column was all wet, but this week's is as dry as a Colorado reservoir.
The county is one of three local entities being asked to each pitch in $6,750 to fund a trial detox center.
About 85 people come out for Advocates fund-raiser
On a day associated with couch sitting and consumption of large amounts of alcohol and junk food, dozens of men, women and children opted for exercise and sun.
Saturday, Jan. 25 4:12 a.m. A suspicious incident was reported in the 100 block of Lincoln Avenue.
Trappers Lake Lodge is out of the way in summer, and even further away in winter. Yet the months when the Chinese Wall and the Amphitheater are painted with snow may be the most rewarding of all. And after all, isn't life all about the journey?
Riding in Steamboat
I learned to ski when I was 6, just outside of Minneapolis at a place called Afton Alps.
Coach Dave Strang believes his high school hockey boys could learn a thing or two about playing with junior Jessie Smith.
Local snowboarder goes for gold at 2003 X Games
Silver looks great on Erin Simmons' racing helmet, but not around her neck -- at least not anymore. Simmons wants gold, and the Steamboat Springs resident is considered a favorite to win the Women's Snowboarder X at the upcoming 2003 X Games on ESPN and ABC.
The simple test that could save your life
The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2003, about 12,200 women in the United States will be diagnosed with cervical cancer. Additionally, about 4,100 women will die from this affliction this year.
Saturday, January 25
This month marks the 30th anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade decision.
Eight little girls, none out of kindergarten, learned to ski the black diamonds before they could even read the names of the runs. Their skiing ability and their years of participation in the Little Toots program earned them tiaras and a chance to ride on the parade float as this year's Winter Carnival princesses.
As spectators watch the Lighted Man make his way down Howelsen Hill wearing a suit of light bulbs and shooting off Roman candles, it looks like a one-man show.
Peace Please and A.J. Spurs know the routine. More food and more running indicate a chariot race is approaching, so when owner and racer Shane Yeager mixes things up for Peace Please and A.J. Spurs, the horses are attuned to the changes.
As if playing a musical instrument while skiing in formation isn't tough enough. Throw in a shoddy course, messy horses and frozen instrument valves and slides, and it can be a recipe for disaster.
Nothing draws a bigger crowd along Steamboat Springs' main drag than a good marching band. Well, that and 20 or 30 of the best diamond hitch parade floats you've ever seen.
Competitors from around the country are scheduled to take part in this year's International Muzzle Loading Ski Biathlon, marking the 29th straight year this event has been a part of the Winter Carnival.
Local tele-heads hope this year's Winter Carnival Telemark Revival is greeted with the same weather that prevailed during last year's event.
Wednesday, Feb. 5, 5:30 p.m. -- Opening Ceremonies (Olympian Hall, Howelsen Hill Lodge)
The Winter Carnival queen will be conspicuously missing from this year's float.
Ninety years of Winter Carnivals have turned the annual carnival button into somewhat of a collector's item.
It takes a community to make sure the annual snow sculpture competition is pulled off for the Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival.
For the Barrows, being grand marshal for the Winter Carnival is all in the family. Steamboat native and 1996 Colorado Ski Hall of Fame inductee Jim "Moose" Barrows is this year's grand marshal, 16 years after his parents, Maurine and Ray Barrows, served as grand marshals for the 74th Winter Carnival.
Perhaps no other Winter Carnival event ties together Steamboat's two traditions -- ranching and skiing -- as well as the street events.
People in Routt County will find any excuse to play in the snow. The first Winter Carnival provided local ranchers an excuse to leave their ranches for a week of fun and games in packed powder conditions.
The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club is pleased to be hosting the 90th Winter Carnival. Beginning as an organizing committee for the Carnival, the Winter Sports Club has sponsored the Winter Carnival as a service to the community since 1914.
Land swap in the works to preserve mountain
The western backdrop for Steamboat Springs is cherished for its unspoiled terrain. No houses dot the aspen- and spruce-covered landscape of Emerald Mountain.
VNA's Family Planning service fills void left when Planned Parenthood lost funding
Since quietly opening six months ago, the Visiting Nurse Association's Family Planning and Women's Health Clinic has seen a growing clientele.
Business owners looking at ways to revitalize
Hayden is the kind of place where ranchers come into town just long enough to gas up their trucks at the local co-op; where the biggest social scene takes place around 7 a.m. when coal miners and power plant workers line up for coffee and a donut at the Kum & Go -- the same Kum & Go where teen-agers stand around the parking lot after dark talking about how there is nothing to do.
Ashleigh Muhme went to Green Mountain Reservoir for a fishing tournament with her dad, Bob, Jay May, Dennis Hallenbeck and Winston Jagger on Jan. 18. Ashleigh placed third in her division and received a fishing pole.
Locals gear up for Super Bowl
There is an urban legend that water and sewer lines across the United States are in danger of rupturing during halftime of the Super Bowl because of so many people flushing their toilets.
A bill before the Colorado House of Representatives would make it more difficult for homeowners to sue builders.
Total volume lags behind 2000 but up 3.6 percent from 2001
Dollars generated from real estate sales were up 3.6 percent in 2002, and the number of sales increased a little less than 1 percent.
Santaniello says high level of service critical for resorts
When it comes to magic, John Santaniello leaves little to chance.
Local analysts predict tumultuous week ahead for stocks
The markets absorbed a pummeling on Friday.
Couple takes over hunting business near Oak Creek
Wendy Palyo was unpacking boxes in her family's new home in Keensburg when her husband walked through the door and announced they were probably moving.
Traditional methodology gets different approach in alternative school
There are no desks in the classrooms at Montessori Peaks Academy in Littleton. Students don't have textbooks to read or nightly homework problems to complete.
Outraged by letter
The Emerald Mountain Partnership deserves a significant amount of credit for coming up with a creative plan to preserve the 6,344-acre parcel.
As most of you may have noticed by the heart decorations and candy-filled displays sprouting up everywhere, Valentine's day is rapidly approaching. You can't enter a store without encountering images of hearts and flowers. Love is in the air.
What's next for Montessori?
Friday, January 24
Winter enthusiasts can have some fun in the snow this weekend while raising awareness and money for abused women.
Moffat controls pace most of the game as Steamboat gets first conference loss
There's no question that basketball is a team sport, but the postgame discussion after the Moffat County High School boys' 63-55 victory over Steamboat Springs Friday night focused on two players -- Moffat County senior Brian Skowronski and Steamboat sophomore Cameron Burney.
Laurel Mortensen just couldn't hit anything Friday night. Then she took her warm-ups off.
The scoreboard may not show progress, but as long as the Hayden boys basketball team sees it on the court and in practice, the team is pleased to push forward.
Coach says age biggest obstacle for Tigers
Meeker's Holli Squire started tough and finished tougher, dashing Hayden's come-from-behind efforts Friday night.
Thursday, Jan. 23 12:44 a.m. A fight was reported at Levelz.
Lincoln Avenue fixture is Steamboat's second-oldest open store
Boggs Hardware will close its doors after more than 60 years in business. A Lincoln Avenue fixture, the hardware store opened in 1939 and was one of the few stores left on Steamboat Springs' main street with ties to the town's old-time ranching era.
Hayden Valley Elementary visits pit
The mouth of a 90-foot pit, as deep as a nine-story building, gaped beneath the feet of Lane Middleton's Hayden Valley Elementary sixth-grade science class.
Poor conditions also exist in Grand County Courthouse
When it comes to courthouses, Routt County's neighbor to the east is facing similar growing pains, but dealing with them differently.
A complaint filed to the Secretary of State against the Steamboat Springs City Council president and city manager is officially dead.
Thursday, January 23
Newly formed club volleyball team posts impressive results
The newly formed Steamboat Springs club volleyball team wasted little time writing its name on the state map.
The intersection at Third Street and Washington Avenue will be a four-way stop as soon as the town can order the new signs, the Hayden Town Board decided at its Jan. 16 meeting.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, 23 adults dance and strain through what looks like boot-camp aerobics in Hayden Valley Elementary School.
At the end of Main Street where the road is bisected by a small pocket park, Oak Creek pedestrians are afraid to walk.
Braving bitterly cold conditions, Justin Goto and Matt Drinker each won recent snowboard races for the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club.
The Soroco wrestling team won a triangular between Grand Valley and North Park Thursday night in Oak Creek.
Wednesday, Jan. 22 1:31 a.m. A suspicious person was reported at the corner of Seventh Street and the alley behind the Harbor Hotel.
The most common insect questions the Extension Office receives about houseplants are associated with whiteflies, spider mites and scale insects. All of these insects damage the plant by sucking sap out of the leaves. This impairs the plant's vascular system and weakens the plant making it more susceptible to many other diseases.
The day may have come for an idea that was ahead of its time.
The Steamboat Springs lodging industry is poised to post gains this weekend over last year.
National qualifying event starts today at the high school
One of the NFL's biggest events comes to Steamboat Springs this weekend -- and it's not the Super Bowl.
An Oak Creek man is in good condition after surviving an avalanche on Berthoud Pass while skiing Saturday.
Three months after denying a local group's Montessori charter school application, Steamboat Springs School District officials hope to rule on a revised proposal at a February school board meeting.
Man wins 'Perfect Proposal Contest' for wanting to propose at ski area
Courtney Poynter looked startled Thursday when 10 tuxedo-clad skiers and snowboarders carrying roses and champagne sped down Rainbow trail toward her, coming to an abrupt stop and kneeling in two lines at her feet.
Avalanche danger moderate except for some areas
The 2 inches of snow that fell in Steamboat Springs Thursday morning represented a welcomed freshening up for a ski town that has seen just 16 inches of snow in the past 18 days.
Super Bowl weekend is upon us. It's funny to me how the day has transformed itself into the biggest unofficial holiday in the nation, and it's just a sporting event.
Dish: Bowl of Gumbo
Dish: Bowl of Gumbo Cost: $6.99 Where: Lucile's in Curve Plaza
The guys from the band 3-Wire organized something scary for last year's Jimmie Heuga Center benefit, and they're hoping to top it this year.
High schoolers work together to get performance ready to go
Organizing two dozen teen-age girls on stage for a finale piece for the Steamboat Springs High School Dance Showcase looked like a daunting task, especially with no song picked out and none of the dance choreographed yet.
Artists of the new plein air exhibit opening at the Depot capture the 'Allure of Light' throughout their paintings
Every good painter has probably had a similar epiphany about light, plein air painter Frank LaLumia said.
Today Hip-hop and reggae group Zion Way plays at Levelz, 1860 Ski Time Square. Call 870-9090 for more information.
Wednesday, January 22
Steamboat, Moffat County attempt to remain undefeated in Western Slope
This season was supposed to be a rebuilding year for both Moffat County and Steamboat.
Partnership working with BLM to acquire Emerald Mountain parcel for preservation
A plan to protect Emerald Mountain was presented to the public Wednesday night, but supporters of the plan stressed their proposal won't happen overnight.
Many of the Moffat County High School girls basketball players have been waiting for this game since getting clobbered by Steamboat in volleyball.
Tuesday, Jan. 21 1:46 a.m. A fight was reported at the Tugboat.
Horizons seeking volunteers
Horizons is looking for a few good skiers who are willing to spend several Saturdays through the winter skiing with its clients. A volunteer training session will take place Friday through Sunday.
November numbers jump across the board
November 2002 sales tax was up by more than 1 percent, but it was still not enough to pull the year-to-date total above 2001.
For the next six months, the city will be looking at the number of drunken driving arrests stemming from the Tugboat Grill & Pub.
Majority of money comes from property taxes
While colleges and universities around the state fear the distinct possibility of crippling budget cuts, Colorado Mountain College officials are breathing easy -- or at least easier.
A staunch advocate of tourism promotion in the Colorado State Legislature now has one more avenue to push the importance of marketing the state to potential visitors.
Tuesday, January 21
Things have not worked out well for the city of Steamboat Springs in its efforts to create new sources of revenue. That's what happens to plans that don't have public support.
The city of Steamboat Springs is about to take the next step toward stabilizing its historic railroad depot.
The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club's freestyle and cross country teams wrapped up recent competitions with impressive results.
Hockey team improves to 6-3 overall, 4-1 in league
The Steamboat Springs hockey team is on a three-game winning streak, courtesy of its victory Monday.
County commissioners say Oak Creek owes Sheriff's Office
The town of Oak Creek should pay its fair share for police services provided by the Routt County Sheriff's Office last fall, the Routt County Board of Commissioners said Wednesday.
Gunnar Sorensen has found a groove.
Downhill mixes rodeo folk, beer and Steamboat's other pastime
So what if Rob Bell got knocked out in a rodeo Monday night. Or if he broke his thumb ramping off jumps Tuesday morning. He gets a chance to compete in the Cowboy Downhill once a year, and he wasn't about to miss his shot this time around.
Developers want refund, say paying fees were illegal under state law
Monday, January 20
Protesters carry candles, make signs
Nearly 65 people gathered around the American flag at the Routt County Courthouse Monday to protest a potential war with Iraq.
Companies say impact fees were collected for approved projects
Two developers will argue tonight that the $47,000 impact fees they paid to the city of Steamboat Springs were illegal under state law and should be refunded.
The Steamboat Springs High School speech team competed last weekend at the Longmont City Invitational Tournament, which proved to be one of the toughest events of the year for the team.
CCI provides unified strategy on legislation
Local governments are working to develop a cohesive strategy to address the 30 to 70 water bills expected to come before the Colorado Legislature this current session.
Sunday, January 19
A small group of Steamboat Springs residents will be walking in the shadow of one great peacemaker tonight in hopes of becoming the same.
Legends gather Sunday in Gondola Square
Forty years old.
Fulfilling hot tub fantasies at Trappers Lake Lodge
There is something I've wanted to do in a hot tub, or more accurately, right outside a hot tub, for many years now.
Saturday, January 18
1960s and Before contest lets residents relive history
This was no thrift-store-sale-rack costume contest. The competitors went all out in the first of four 40th Anniversary Costume Contests Saturday. The theme was "1960s and Before." In a contest meant to celebrate Steamboat Springs' past, costumes ranged from Carl Howelsen, one of the founding fathers of skiing in Steamboat, to a man dressed as Captain Morgan (arguably a founding father, as well). Contestants lined up in front of the stage in Gondola Square just as hundreds of Martin Luther King Jr. weekend tourists were sliding off the mountain.
Taylor, White have big plans for state General Assembly this term
The crippling effects of wildland fires, drought and a sagging national economy in 2002 beg for solutions from Colorado lawmakers in 2003.
BEHIND THE HEADLINES
More than a year and a half later, Oak Creek residents Jenny and Charles Lorch easily recall the awfulness that followed their daughter's diagnosis of mental illness.
We applaud Gov. Bill Owens' call for a $10 million increase in tourism spending and urge the Legislature to support him.
Students find alternatives at Colorado Mountain College
Like many high school students, Kindra Stanfill's grades were far from spectacular. Following her graduation from a Missouri high school, she wanted time away from classrooms, teachers and homework. So she took a year off.
Three generations of Hoskinsons help develop business
It's hard to believe that a business sitting just off Main Street in a town of less than 900 people could go unnoticed, but people walk into the Material Guys home improvement store in Oak Creek all the time, surprised at their discovery.
A family's journey along the Continental Divide
Cindy Ross has a message for young couples just beginning a family, who think they'll have to put their lives of outdoor adventure on the shelf for a few years: Don't give in, you can still do it.
National Western Stock Show riders still enjoy competing in annual downhill event at ski area
After 29 years of the Cowboy Downhill in Steamboat Springs, the event has gone from first-time skiing rodeo pros racing out of control to a crew of veteran skiers serious about winning.
Dear Denver Friends,
At 6-foot-6, Nick Monterotti might stand above the rest of the Steamboat Springs boys basketball team, but he hadn't ever done anything to stand out.
Behind Bayli Stillwell's 19 points and six rebounds -- both team highs -- the Steamboat Springs girls basketball team defeated Palisade 47-27 Saturday.
Sailors get second win of weekend
The Steamboat Springs hockey team had double the offensive production and double the goals, defeating visiting Coronado 2-1 on Saturday.
For most of my life, I've been an equipment freak. I'm one of those guys who enjoys spending my free time every night flipping through the pages of product catalogs and drooling over the latest technological advances from top-of-the-line cameras to the latest and greatest computer-game consoles.
Biofeedback Connections aims to help patients deal with daily stress
Snowblowers come with an owner's manual. Microwaves and MP3 players ship with an instruction pamphlet. So why not the human body? Kristine Johnson can't sell you the manual for the human machine, but she can point out some of the features on the control panel.
In 2002, construction decreased by 18 percent in Routt County, according to statistics from the Routt County Building Department.
Direct flights from Steamboat's biggest single market, the New York City area, have been scaled back from daily to once a week, but resort officials are cautiously optimistic about a planned return to daily flights next month.
Once a high rise, Ski Trail 8 scaled back to fewer units
It took six tries before the developers of Ski Trail 8 found the best plan for one of the last undeveloped ski-in, ski-out properties in Steamboat Springs.
SpringSips upgrades server
SpringSips is offering a cure for the Klez virus and junk e-mail. Today, the local Internet service provider will upgrade its e-mail server to provide two new features for its customers: MailArmor and SpamAssassin.
Friday, January 17
Two proposals to better utilize private property in the county sailed through their first public hearing.
Frustrated by a two-game losing streak, the Steamboat Springs Sailors hockey team needed a confidence booster.
Steamboat's turnovers, poor decisions nearly cost team league win
Delta coach Joe Mock didn't single out one player his team was supposed to contain. The Panthers believed they needed to stop everyone. Turns out the Steamboat Springs boys basketball team nearly did the job themselves.
Business designed to promote cross country skiing
Katie Lindquist and Emily McWatters wouldn't mind if the number of cross country skiers eventually equaled the number of motorists in Steamboat Springs.
It was like an ugly football score.
Annexation of the Routt County Fairgrounds and the possible formation of an airport authority were the main topics of discussion when the Routt County Board of Commissioners met with the Hayden Town Board Thursday night.
County launches Reverse 911 System
The first launch of the county's emergency preparedness network reached about two-thirds of its intended audience.
Act is one of many events scheduled for 40th Anniversary Community-Wide Celebration
Like a combat pilot, Steve Oliver selects his weapon in midair, waits for the right moment and with the push of a button launches a fiery round into the night sky.
Thursday, Jan. 16 9:15 a.m. A motor vehicle accident was reported in the 1200 block of Lincoln Avenue.
Thursday, January 16
Some people swear that talking to plants is a good thing. Hmmmm. Maybe.
Wednesday, Jan. 15 12:03 a.m. A drunken pedestrian was reported in the 1800 block of Ski Time Square.
Legislators agree with marketing tourism
Routt County's representatives in the Colorado Legislature think Gov. Bill Owens' proposal to pump $10 million into marketing Colorado tourism is money well spent.
13,000 visitors forecast to be in Steamboat around Martin Luther King holiday
The resort will host 13,000 visitors this weekend, but there is still room at the inn. Steamboat's bed base of 19,150 pillows is forecast to be 84 percent full Saturday night.
Discussion on water rate increase will continue
After weeks of discussion over raising water rates, the Hayden Town Board was poised to finalize a five-year accelerated rate plan at Thursday night's meeting, but an outpouring of concern from town residents left board members pensive about making a decision.
Informal meeting held to see if interest exists
Two Stagecoach moms have taken the first steps toward establishing a future elementary school in their neighborhood, though community desire and necessity for the school remain unknown.
A group of animal lovers' dream of adding a pet crematorium to the local animal shelter is close to becoming a reality.
By asserting its right to maintain roads on federal land, the Moffat County Board of Commissioners has rekindled wilderness-proposal conflicts in Vermillion Basin.
Who We Are I read with interest a letter to the editor from Mr. Clough of Aurora published in the Jan. 12 edition of the newspaper.
After five years of touring, Sucker has developed its true sound -- and more people are beginning to listen, said lead man, singer and rapper Scott Stoughton.
Local fans of acoustic music have an opportunity to get "stomped" by Steamboat's newest band Saturday night.
Ski Corp. has a variety of activities planned for Steamboat Ski Area's 40th birthday
The Pepsi Aerial Pyrotechnics Performers will buzz the crowd and perform an aerial display in a fireworks-equipped airplane at the Steamboat Ski Area's 40th Anniversary Community-Wide Celebration Sunday. After that is a big fireworks show.
Celebrating a sense of community
Forty years of the Steamboat skiing experience are coming to a head this weekend and next week, marked by several events scheduled by the Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp.
Today Eek-a-Mouse plays reggae at Levelz, 1860 Ski Time Square. Call 870-9090 for more information.
Dish: The Roast Beef Garlic Melt
Mayer, Bloom, Bahrke expect big things in Lake Placid
Maybe this whole skiing gig will work out for Travis Mayer after all.
Emotion and spirit are both parts of youth sports, but at a hockey game last month, they got the better of those involved. Local coaches want to put the incident behind them and are confident no problems will arise when the teams meet again Sunday.
Wednesday, January 15
Iacovetto continues quest for second state title
With the all-important Regional meets one month away, the Hayden, Soroco and Steamboat Springs wrestling teams continue to improve and refine technique.
Both the girls and boys basketball teams at Steamboat Springs High School are now considered among the state's top 10 4A teams.
The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club sent 33 racers to the recent super-G race in Breckenridge.
The Steamboat Springs Midget Major hockey team traveled to Crested Butte over the weekend, splitting a pair of games with the home team.
A focus group that is working on consolidating the city and Mount Werner water districts met for the first time last week.
Steamboat Springs veterinarians will perform low-cost surgeries
The Routt County Humane Society is hoping more people will take advantage of a program that helps with the cost of having their pets spayed or neutered.
The Routt County Planning Commission will consider two proposals that will allow property owners to better utilize their land tonight.
Emergency preparedness system will send message
More than 300 telephones in Steamboat Springs will ring simultaneously today.
Historic building among most architecturally significant structures in town
If there is one building that makes an architectural statement for Ski Town U.S.A. it just might be the funky little tow house for the Poma lift at Howelsen Hill.
Montessori school should not have been denied
The Colorado Board of Education ruled Wednesday that the Steamboat Springs School District did not serve in the best interests of its pupils, school district or the community when it denied a Montessori charter school application in October.
Tuesday, January 14
As the Colorado Legislature gets rolling on the 2003 session, Routt County can take comfort in the knowledge that its representatives are in excellent position to influence legislation and protect this area's interests.
The Steamboat Springs City Council asked city staff to find $6,750 to help fund a trial detox center.
City still wants to partner with rural fire protection district
The Steamboat Springs City Council indicated Tuesday it plans to merge with the Steamboat Springs Rural Fire Protection District and seek another property tax to support the consolidated district.
Commissioners want to help with fire protection
Oak Creek Fire Chief Chuck Wisecup on Tuesday asked Routt County commissioners to give him and his volunteer firefighters the tools to do their jobs better.
In an effort to increase school-calendar flexibility, the Steamboat Springs School District Calendar Committee is considering extending the school day by five minutes.
Feb. 8 is deadline for resumes
The Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District is soliciting applications from residents interested in serving four-year terms on its board of directors.
Parents looking at possible option in Stagecoach
Stagecoach parents are invited to a meeting tonight to discuss educational possibilities. Two mothers, Michelle Petix and Tracy Zuschlag, are interested in starting an elementary school closer to their homes and want to find out if the need and the desire exists among other area parents.
Top photographer to showcase work
One of the most notable photographers of Colorado landscapes will give a local presentation of his work.
Board of Education can uphold denial or send issue back to local district
The fate of a public Montessori school in Steamboat Springs lies in the hands of the Colorado Board of Education.
A handful of Steamboat Springs Nordic skiers have qualified for the state races in Vail, following Saturday's skate races on one of the state courses in Vail.
This is the season of patience, Hayden coach Donny Rolando said.
Free throws -- the two Evan Hilling made and the 15 Soroco missed -- made the difference Tuesday night.
Monday, January 13
The Steamboat Springs City Council will be asked today if it wants contribute $1,500 a month for a trail run detox center.
County and fire officials have reached a compromise on how to best protect firefighters, county residents and their homes from wildland fire.
Ambulance, fire services may be shared
The consolidation of the city of Steamboat Springs fire and ambulance department with the Steamboat Springs Rural Fire Protection District is expected to come up today when district representatives come before the City Council.
Strawberry Park Elementary School principal agrees to board's conditions
Strawberry Park Elementary School Principal John DeVincentis' employment contract was discussed publicly, so it seemed natural for him to sign it publicly.
Routt County United Way is on track to achieve what seemed unachievable last summer.
State Sen. Jack Taylor, R-Steamboat Springs, will chair the Senate Finance Committee during the 2003 Legislature.
Young people generally come and go in ski towns and the scene has a short memory. The band Mountain of Venus, which formed in Steamboat Springs, experiences that phenomenon first hand when it comes back to the valley to play.
Sunday, January 12
The 1960s brought free love. It was also a decade that brought free skiing. Youngsters who came of age 40 years ago in the United States sought change from the social norm. Free spirits in Steamboat Springs found it on the slopes.
Many years before Mount Werner was renamed in honor of Steamboat Springs' first family of skiing the massive bald peak that dominates views from downtown Steamboat Springs had a simple name. Most local people didn't have to ask how Storm Mountain got its name.
He has lunched with Supreme Court justices in Washington and exchanged gag gifts with legendary football player Doak Walker. He planned four of the area's reservoirs and designed world-class ski jumps from Howelsen Hill to Crested Butte. He designed and constructed many of Steamboat Springs' first ski lifts, not to mention the gondola that put Steamboat on the international map.
If any family has ever approached the status of royalty in Steamboat Springs, it is the Werner family, said longtime family friend Rod Hanna.
The Steamboat Ski Area has had five distinct ownership groups in its 40-year history, each ushering in distinctly different eras.
What do skiing and visquine have in common? Read on and I'll connect the dots for you.
The high school experience has been expanded this year for Hayden students. Not only can they learn the derivative of a trigonometric function or how to understand Faulkner, Hayden students are now learning how to be philanthropists.
School board may make adjustments
Strawberry Park Elementary School Principal John DeVincentis and Steamboat Springs School District Superintendent Cyndy Simms previously agreed to use a mediator to help them establish and maintain a professional working relationship in the wake of last year's evaluation controversy.
With more than 65 miles of trails and almost 3,000 acres of terrain, the Steamboat Ski Area has a reputation for being one of the biggest in North America.
But founder's involvement ultimately ended in heartbreak
When construction of ski trails on Storm Mountain began, Jim Temple got calls asking how big the jumps would be. It was 1958 and the idea of a new Alpine ski area in Steamboat Springs -- let alone an internationally renowned ski resort -- seemed far-fetched to some. All the largely agricultural town knew was Howelsen Hill, which was built in 1917, and the ski jumps that were built on it.
The most recognizable marketing image of the Steamboat Ski Area is of a man and woman on horses, with skis across their laps, breaking trail through deep snow. The majestic old More barn is in the background and the ski-trail-striped Mount Werner is behind that.
Put a couple cowboys together and a competition is bound to ensue, at least that was the thinking of Larry Mahan and Billy Kidd when they created the Cowboy Downhill in 1974. Originally staged with just a handful of pro rodeo cowboys, the Cowboy Downhill, entering its 29th year, has become one of the Steamboat Ski Area's grandest winter events.
1963 Storm Mountain, under local ownership, opens for business with one double chairlift, Bear Claw and Poma lift. An A-frame warming house known as the Storm Hut constructed in November of 1962 is a shelter for up to 250 skiers, with a snack bar and a ski shop. Cash receipts from opening day, $13.75 with temperature of minus-25 degrees.
Billy Kidd figured his window of opportunity was a couple of years at the most. As an Olympic silver medalist and world champion, Kidd had an opportunity to create a new life for himself in Steamboat Springs, but he predicted his moment to shine would be short-lived as skiing fans waited for the next great American racer to come along.
Decades ago, a group of excited skiers in their teens and early twenties hiked up the backside of Storm Mountain from Rabbit Ears Pass. They had waited for early spring when a layer of crust made for easy skiing. They raced each other through trees that would someday make way for groomed runs.
The quality of the snow in Steamboat Springs is sure to leave skiers and riders thirsty for more. Champagne powder earned its name half a century ago. Today the term continues to capture the surreal quality of skiing or riding on a surface lighter than air.
Before there were high-speed quads with detachable chairs for easy loading and unloading and an eight-passenger gondola, there were two 12-foot diameter bullwheels, a flatbed farm truck and a whole lot of determination.
Saturday, January 11
Lucky and Kim Mosher of Steamboat Springs are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lacey Elaine Mosher, to Neftali Ramos, son of Crispina Ramos of Grand Junction.
Marty Carrigan leads Palmer Snowboard's U.S. sales team
Marty Carrigan goes to Las Vegas at least once a year, but he doesn't go to play cards and he doesn't go to ride the roller coasters. When Carrigan goes to Vegas this month, he'll mean business, and after 19 years, he knows the ropes.
New real estate office opens on Lincoln Ave. Real estate veterans Martin Grosjean and Ted Varouxakis have opened Steamboat Springs' newest office, affiliating themselves with United Country's nationwide network of offices. United Country/Allied Realty is located at 1445 S. Lincoln Ave.
Hayden store buys, rehabs used instruments
Dave Hanley wants anyone who has an interest in music to visit his instrument shop in Hayden, look at what he has, and sit down and play a tune with him.
It has been almost nine years since a building stood at the corner of Lincoln Avenue and Fifth Street.
CMC astronomy expert tells where to look for the interesting heavenly happenings
Any visitors to the Astronomy Picture of the Day Web site (http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html) on Christmas Day saw a photo taken by Colorado Mountain College Astronomy Professor Jimmy Westlake.
Another train blockade
Another chapter in the long history of misfortune of the Moffat road was added Sunday when the bridge across Bull Creek burned, interrupting through traffic. Officials estimate that it will take until Jan. 16, at least, to rebuild the structure, and it may be another week before it can be put to use.
Mr. and Mrs. James Heckbert of Steamboat Springs and Mr. and Mrs. Colin Clare of Dorset, England, announce the engagement of their children, Jessica and Timothy.
Photos takes over as public works director
It's been about 20 years since town officials in Oak Creek have had to fill the public works director job.
Alexander Joseph Holinka, son of Kris and Tim Holinka of Parshall was born at 9:33 a.m. Dec. 26, 2002. He weighed 7 pounds, 8.5 ounces and was 20.25 inches long. His maternal grandparent is Gen Stewart of Fulda, Minn. His paternal grandparents are Chuck and Trudy Holinka of Fulda, Minn.
Sylvia Walker had a wonderful holiday season. Her children John, Charla, Shantel and Ryan were here from Denver, Jason from the University of Wyoming, Jimmy, Steffanie from Albuquerque, N.M., little Avery from Grand Junction and her beloved mother also from Albuquerque.
Dear Friends, Just a few more notes on my stay at the Collum Creek School (camping there with my friend, Mrs. Keller -- who was the school's teacher).
Students thrive on performing in front of strangers
Public speaking is consistently rated as the No. 1 fear for most Americans, but don't tell that to the Steamboat Springs High School speech team.
Locals try out snowboarding at clinic
Linda Fisher-Faiola is the prototypical grandmother in many regards. She likes to play and bake cookies with her grandkids and even spoil them when she gets a chance.
Machebeuf goalie Othell Miller and captain David Glotfelty are the smallest players on their high school hockey team.
Trip to Bowl game worth every penny
College graduation couldn't come fast enough. I wanted that diploma. I wanted the nice dinner and congratulatory cards that came with it. And I wanted out. Out of homework. Out of debt. Out of Iowa.
I would like to see more coverage of the high school wrestling team.
Steamboat Springs School District administrators are barking up the wrong tree by floating the idea of a new bond issue for capital improvements. Last week, the district's administrative team made recommendations for the 2003-04 school year to the Education Fund Board, which oversees the half-cent sales tax for education. The administrative team surprised the board by recommending that none of the sales tax funds be used for capital in the coming year. Instead, the administrative team recommended spending $685,000 on technology, including new hardware and a network upgrade, and about $1.4 million on educational excellence, including small class sizes and pay for performance. That accounted for all of the $2.1 million the education sales tax is expected to raise, leaving nothing for capital. The administrative team made its recommendations even though facilities director Rick Denney outlined more than $8 million in deferred capital needs in the district. Among the most pressing and most expensive:
North Routt charter school's incomplete financial records lead to issue
There's a first time for everything, but this is one first the Steamboat Springs School District would just as soon forget.
Recent theft of drug OxyContin brings awareness to abuse
The allure of pain pills was enough to entice someone to break into a local pharmacy last week.
Thousands of anglers attend
January is the month when fly fishermen in Northwest Colorado have two realistic choices -- sit at the bench and tie a dozen size 18 Adams, or drill a hole in Stagecoach Reservoir and pray for spring. There's a third choice -- point the pickup truck toward Denver and hand over $12 to spend part of the first weekend of the month daydreaming about the perfect fishing trip.
Friday, January 10
City snow removal not causing many problems, owners say
Downtown business owners said they have yet to feel the pains of the city's belt tightening.
A man who claimed to be a missionary was arrested for drug possession Thursday as he tried to board a plane at Yampa Valley Regional Airport.
Officials discuss possibilities for homes outside city limits
When your house is on the agenda of a town meeting, you go.
Thursday, Jan. 9 1:50 a.m. Police arrested a motorist at the corner of Mount Werner Road and Steamboat Boulevard for driving under the influence of alcohol.
Thursday, January 9
You can combat those pesky insects
In Northwest Colorado, what we may call fruit flies buzzing around inside our homes or hopping across the soil of our houseplants this winter are probably fungus gnats. They could have entered your home with outdoor plants that have been brought inside for the winter or on dirty tools.
Locals can hit the less-crowded slopes
This weekend could be a good one for local skiers to enjoy the wide-open slopes of Mount Werner. Tourism is forecast to be light on Saturday before building back to robust levels for the Martin Luther King holiday weekend Jan. 18-20.
Every airline flying into Hayden sees increase over last year
The number of airline passengers arriving at Yampa Valley Regional Airport grew in December for the third straight year, with Air Wisconsin's fleet of commuter jets leading the way.
Congressman Scott McInnis thinks it's time to give Californians a little tough love.
Commission approves new condo complex, Strings facility
The city Planning Commission gave approval to 148 timeshare condominium units and a performing arts center, but did so with some reservation.
Many businesses closing doors or altering menus
The restaurant scene in South Routt is changing.
They think they are being sneaky, but it's hard to get anything past a longtime Routt County rancher like Pete Wille.
After posting top results at Arapahoe Basin last weekend, the members of the Steamboat Springs junior development team will return to the slopes tonight to take part in the first Steamboat Cup of the season.
For his latest project, documentary filmmaker Smokey Vandergrift found 16-millimeter film footage from a trip up a one-chair lift that, in the 1947-48 winter, went from the bottom of Howelsen Hill to the top of Emerald Mountain.
Steamboat Springs' own Amber Voiland is powerful in front of a piano. Playing on the Depot's piano earlier this week, her fingers caressed the keys while she spun her honest, personal tales with a strong voice -- a voice that demands to be listened to.
Steamboat Springs High School Dance Team prides itself on its original performances and chance for each dancer to become a choreographer
Anyone who frequents Steamboat Springs High School athletic events has seen them.
Tales from a former Village Person ...
My editor suggested that I defend -- from personal experience -- the honor of male dancing and male cheerleading for my column, as a tie-in to the Steamboat Springs High School Dance Team story in this issue of 4-Points.
Today Locals D.J. Cochez and Cat in the Hat spin at Levelz, 1860 Ski Time Square. Call 870-9090 for more information.
Oak Creek official's first task: hire a staff for department
The town of Oak Creek has a police chief.
Wednesday, January 8
On Sunday night, the ice at Howelsen is filled with talented hockey players seeking a higher goal than the number on the scoreboard.
Park City jumper Chris Francis dominated the bigger hills in last weekend's Utah Winter Games in Park City, but for a group of 14 young jumpers from Steamboat Springs, the event provided a chance to gain some experience and learn some valuable lessons.
The Steamboat Springs boys basketball team cracked the top-10 state rankings after defeating Rangely 57-39 Tuesday night.
City officials have honed their search for a new city planning director to four finalists, all hailing from the western United States and most coming from cities larger than Steamboat Springs.
Princeton defensive back ran from police
After being arrested for harassing women at a concert, a Princeton University defensive back decided to display his athletic prowess by running from Steamboat Springs police earlier this week.
A former city councilman has dropped a lawsuit that alleged the City Council president and city manager violated the Fair Campaign Practices Act.
Busy intersections under surveillance by SSPD
Police are stepping up surveillance of busy intersections and roadways in Steamboat Springs to ensure the safety of pedestrians and motorists.
The Steamboat Springs School District's administrative team's "best thinking" left at least a few Education Fund Board members and its three commissions scratching their heads Wednesday night.
Tuesday, January 7
An Unfortunate Incident
The discovery of salmonella in a Steamboat Springs restaurant is an eye-opening experience for the community.
Steamboat looks to continue winning ways against Regis Jesuit
The Steamboat Springs Sailors hockey team will visit Denver Friday hoping to extend its latest winning streak to three games and improve its league record in the process.
Rose Atkins has been waiting for giants to enter her gym.
The Soroco Rams wrestling team returned to the mats Saturday in South Park and earned the first team title of the new year with a dominating performance.
Officials approve Overlook Preserve despite objections
The City Council gave the final planning approval for a 22-acre subdivision, but litigation between the applicant and adjacent property owners could continue.
Number of local cases on the rise
Routt County, the city of Steamboat Springs and Yampa Valley Medical Center may be asked to open their pocketbooks to fund a local alternative to a detoxification facility.
Spurred by complaints from a group of concerned elementary school parents, the Steamboat Springs School Board is hiring a professional public relations firm to perform an audit of the school district.
Visibility improved with decade-long efforts
A decade-long effort to clean up the air in the Yampa Valley and Mt. Zirkel Wilderness Area was recognized Tuesday.
2002 totals pushing 1 million mark
Steamboat Springs Transit fell just 1,100 riders short of a record December last month.
Monday, January 6
Former U.S. Ski Team alpine racer Casey Puckett is already making plans to return to Steamboat Springs this summer.
District will still allow visitors to talk with students
The Steamboat Springs School Board recommended against changing an existing district policy that deals with the distribution and posting of materials on school grounds.
Arguelles commutes from Telluride to train with Winter Sports Club
Jarrett Arguelles may live in Telluride, but last weekend he proved why he calls the slopes of the Steamboat Ski Area home as a representative of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club.
Partnership's board of directors will meet tonight
The preservation of one of Routt County's gems is the focus of a Wednesday evening public forum.
Burglars target OxyContin, Hydrocodone
More than $1,000 worth of medication was stolen from a local pharmacy last weekend.
City implements program to get information to public
The city has set up a phone and Internet service to answer its most frequently asked questions.
Blaze was out of control when firefighters arrived
A fire destroyed an indoor riding arena northwest of Steamboat Springs Sunday morning.
Sunday, January 5
Lost party called rescuers from cell phone
Routt County Search and Rescue was back to work, finding three lost skiers on Rabbit Ears Pass. Though the volunteer group has been working hard this winter, members say the call load has been normal.
Council will make final decision tonight
The Steamboat Springs City Council will make the final decision Tuesday night on a preliminary plat application that has spurred opposition and even a lawsuit.
The NFL playoffs are upon us and I find myself wondering, "What's really up with those guys who paint their heads in team colors before leaving home for the game?"
The Steamboat Springs School Board will meet today for its once-a-month study session. The public is welcome to attend.
Saturday, January 4
Keeping a resolution is not so difficult
Last New Year's Eve I pledged to give up fast food, drink less soda pop and to hop on the Health Rider for at least 20 minutes a day.
Steamboat attempts to overcome effects of 10-day layoff
It was back to work for the members of the Steamboat Springs boys basketball team last week. The team was coming off a 10-day break, but coach Kelley Meek said his players were ready to get back to the mission they began before the layoff.
Sailors take undefeated record into conference
The Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team is undefeated through its first seven games, has stifled its past five opponents with a full-court press and brags a balanced scoring attack from its eight core players.
An Evergreen man has closed on the purchase of the $8.015 million Wildflower Meadows home, situated near the restored Mesa Schoolhouse off U.S. Highway 40 south of Steamboat Springs.
Coy Anthony Kaisler, son of Darcy and Todd Kaisler of Savery, Wyo., was born at 9:04 p.m. Dec. 19, 2002.
The 14th Judicial District's newest judge never gave much thought to the legal profession during his youth.
Routt County seemed almost immune from unemployment as the 1990s wound down. Those days are gone.
The 35 units in the Eagle Ridge Lodge sold out a year ago. Now the groundwork is about to begin to complete the second part of the Eagle Ridge Lodge and Townhomes.
The smell of popcorn and comfortable seating are the newest gimmicks in attracting buyers to the quartershares at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel. Two years on the market, the quartershares are 52 percent sold, and one way the real estate team hopes to boost sales is through the Little Grand Theater.
Hockey players skate on one of northern Colorado's last outdoor rinks
There are no road signs pointing to the ice rink, but down a short maze of side streets lies the pulse of wintertime Oak Creek.
Klauzer joins Alpine Bank Alpine Bank announced that Alice Klauzer has joined the bank as marketing director. Klauzer is a 23-year Steamboat resident.
More than 280 students miss classes Thursday
What do you get when you combine a touch of the flu bug, a pinch of strep throat, a handful of Winter Sports Club athletes and a dollop of extended holiday vacations?
New race series introduces skiers to expanding number of touring centers
Members of the growing legion of cross country skiers in Steamboat Springs have a new opportunity to compete in a relaxed setting at touring centers all over the county.
Gary Medvesk underwent back surgery last Tuesday at the Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins.
Dear Friends, As I promised more description of my Collum Creek School adventure -- when I spent a month at that school with my friend Lu Lu (the Widow Keller).
Why not an elk farm?
The increase of the herd of elk that each winter ranges on Copper Ridge and on the hills in the vicinity of the Hot Spring has brought on a problem for the state Game and Fish Department, which is growing with each succeeding season. While a few years ago there were only 14 animals in this herd, the number is now fully 300. Excursions of the elk into the ranches to secure feed at the haystacks is now the cause of much loss to local ranchmen each winter.
Grant may pave the way for private, historical ranches to receive funding
Tammie DeLaney said her heart fell first and then she had to figure out how her mind could follow. The ranch, just north of Hayden, was run down when she and her husband, Patrick, first walked onto the property.
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.
LOCKHART, ANNABETH LIGHT; LOCKHART, TYRONE RAY; LOCKHART, LLOYD G.; TRUESTEES, LLOYD G. LOCKHART REVOCABLE TRUST AND ANNABETH LIGHT LOCKHART REVOCABLE TRUST TO DARLINGTON, MARK T., CLAASSEN, SARAH D. AND DARLINGTON, NINA R. FOR 1ST ADD TO SS SUBDIVISION LOT: 5, 6 & 7 BLOCK: 11 - $315,000
Man who suffered severe injuries on opening day
Scott Fox said he thought his friend Eric Heffley would die on the mountain. Heffley returned home from Craig Hospital in Denver this past week, recovering from injuries after a ski accident on the opening day of the Steamboat Ski Area.
Richard Doucette leaving the bench after 22 years as chief district judge
He came to Colorado with an eye for the natural environment. What he found was a calling that led him in a different direction, but never far from the mountains that first brought him to the state.
Q. The U.S. Forest Service recently expanded the suggested nonmotorized area on the forest to include a portion of the Routt National Forest known as the Toutes. What brought about this decision?
Judge Richard Doucette's summary judgment last week essentially ended Tim and Diane Mueller's bid to purchase the Steamboat Springs Ski Area.
Letters to the editor for Jan. 5, 2003
Friday, January 3
Keenan Reed Hayes was born at 12:46 a.m. Friday
Keenan Reed Hayes has quite a few relatives in Routt County, but he was a family first when he became the Yampa Valley Medical Center's New Year's baby.
Thursday, Jan. 2 4:30 a.m. Some damage was reported to lights at the downtown Steamboat Springs Post Office.
When it came to going big in Friday's upright aerial contest at the Park Smalley Freestyle Complex, nobody in the field of 13 girls came close to reaching Caterina Mader's altitude.
Steamboat skiers share spot on podium
It was another good day for the members of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club's women's Alpine racing team at the Steamboat Ski Area Friday.
McLimans named to replace departing Thompson
Fourteenth Judicial District Attorney Paul McLimans has been appointed by Gov. Bill Owens to replace District Judge Joel Thompson. Thompson will leave the bench Sunday, nine days before his term expires.
Passenger numbers for the 2002 Steamboat Springs Transit are in.
NTSB officials cannot examine plane until after winter
The National Transportation Safety Board's investigation into the airplane crash that killed one passenger Sunday won't be completed until after the wreckage is removed from the crash site near Rabbit Ears Pass, a task complicated by deep snow and at least three more months of winter.
Thursday, January 2
Adding aroma and color to your home through the use of houseplants is a wonderful way to freshen your interior spaces. Most any houseplant can make it in our dry, sunny climate as long as we create an indoor micro-environment conducive to healthy growth.
Hayden residents will want to attend the next town board meeting.
Summit County racer Chelsea Lynch may have stolen the show in Thursday's giant slalom race at Mount Werner, but that didn't stop the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club from grabbing its share of top finishes.
The best freestyle skiers in the Rocky Mountain Division will come to Steamboat Springs this weekend to compete in aerial, halfpipe and mogul competitions.
No New Year's baby yet at YVMC
Yampa Valley Medical Center has yet to welcome a New Year's baby for 2003, but the hospital has the statistics on the babies born in 2002.
Remaining plane crash survivors released from hospital
The remaining passengers in Sunday's plane crash near Rabbit Ears Pass were released from the hospital.
Central Park Liquor gets a good share of business when college week comes along in Steamboat Springs, store manager Aimee Kimmey said.
Powder brings out huge crowds for holiday skiing
New Year's Day in Steamboat Springs wrapped a ski area operator's fondest dream and biggest challenge into one frenetic morning.
Wednesday, January 1
Visitors who intended to leave Steamboat Springs before the first of the year had good reason to reconsider their vacation plans Wednesday. The Steamboat Ski Area reported more than 18 inches of new snow at mid-mountain from a storm that moved into the area Tuesday and continued into Wednesday.
The winter storm that came through Steamboat Springs Tuesday evening kept many people off the roads.Fewer motorists meant light work for local police who patrolled New Year's Eve traffic.
Two men injured in a plane crash near Rabbit Ears Pass Sunday are still being treated at Yampa Valley Medical Center. Steve Palmer, 22, and Lloyd "Skip" Moreau, 53, have not yet been released from the hospital.