News for Saturday, January 18, 2003

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Following his lead

We applaud Gov. Bill Owens' call for a $10 million increase in tourism spending and urge the Legislature to support him.

Monterotti steals show as Sailors stop Bulldogs

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.

Taking a different path

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.

Girls remain undefeated, beat Palisade 47-27

Behind Bayli Stillwell's 19 points and six rebounds -- both team highs -- the Steamboat Springs girls basketball team defeated Palisade 47-27 Saturday.

Dialing in the body

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.

Thank God for my wife

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.

Town Talk Hayden

A glimpse of the past

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.

Legislators get down to business

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.

Year-end statistics show construction down 18 percent

In 2002, construction decreased by 18 percent in Routt County, according to statistics from the Routt County Building Department.

Two-game streak

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.

Letters from the ranch

Dear Denver Friends,

BUSINESS FILE

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.

Making a change in plans

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.

Newark flights scaled back

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.

A family tradition of hardware

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.

Why does Euzoa visit schools? BEHIND THE HEADLINES

BEHIND THE HEADLINES

Letters from the wranch

Family creates support group that addresses mental illness

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.

Cowboy tradition

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.

Scraping Heaven

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.