News for Thursday, January 9, 2003

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Artist's approach on life: Bring it on

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.

Dining scene changing in S.R.

Many businesses closing doors or altering menus

The restaurant scene in South Routt is changing.

Locals taking part in stock show

They think they are being sneaky, but it's hard to get anything past a longtime Routt County rancher like Pete Wille.

December arrivals at YVRA up again

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.

Tourism in town soft this weekend

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.

Congressman pushes for Calif. to adhere to pact

Congressman Scott McInnis thinks it's time to give Californians a little tough love.

Planners give group initial OK

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.

Junior development team comes home

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.

Syncopatin' Sailors

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.

NIGHTLIFE

Today Locals D.J. Cochez and Cat in the Hat spin at Levelz, 1860 Ski Time Square. Call 870-9090 for more information.

Managing fungus gnats on houseplants

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.

EDGE OF STEAMBOAT

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.

History of Steamboat depicted in new film

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.

Officer promoted to police chief

Oak Creek official's first task: hire a staff for department

The town of Oak Creek has a police chief.