News for Saturday, January 4, 2003

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TOWN TALK: HAYDEN

Gary Medvesk underwent back surgery last Tuesday at the Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins.

THE WAY IT WAS

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.

The changing of the guard

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.

Letters to the editor for Dec. 6, 2003

Letters to the editor for Jan. 5, 2003

Skiing accident revisited

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.

Eagle Ridge ready for next phase

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.

LETTERS FROM THE RANCH

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).

Progress in preservation

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.

AFTER THE WHISTLE

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.

Boys basketball team back to work

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.

SSHS girls perfect so far

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.

Wildflower Meadows sells

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.

Real Estate Transactions for Dec. 22-29, 2002

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

The Record for Jan. 5, 2003

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.

Unemployment hits four-year high

Routt County seemed almost immune from unemployment as the 1990s wound down. Those days are gone.

On the move

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.

BUSINESS FILE

Klauzer joins Alpine Bank Alpine Bank announced that Alice Klauzer has joined the bank as marketing director. Klauzer is a 23-year Steamboat resident.

School absences high

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?

Moving on

Judge Richard Doucette's summary judgment last week essentially ended Tim and Diane Mueller's bid to purchase the Steamboat Springs Ski Area.

BIRTHS

Coy Anthony Kaisler, son of Darcy and Todd Kaisler of Savery, Wyo., was born at 9:04 p.m. Dec. 19, 2002.

Michael O'Hara ready to tackle new role in system

The 14th Judicial District's newest judge never gave much thought to the legal profession during his youth.

Theater is marketing tool for Grand

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.

Puck drops in Oak Creek

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.

Behind the Headlines: Seeking a balance in the forest

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?