News for Thursday, January 23, 2003

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Montessori school still possible

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.

Speech team hosts prestigious tournament

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.

The showcase must go on

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.

The Record for Jan. 24

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.

Strumming banjos for benefit

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.

Oak Creek development revisited

The day may have come for an idea that was ahead of its time.

A moment in time

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.

Lodges expect to be busier than last year

The Steamboat Springs lodging industry is poised to post gains this weekend over last year.

EDGE OF STEAMBOAT

Super entertainment

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.

Tae Bo classes kick off at Hayden school

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, 23 adults dance and strain through what looks like boot-camp aerobics in Hayden Valley Elementary School.

Town Board decides to make intersection a four-way stop

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.

Board debates what to do about sidewalk

At the end of Main Street where the road is bisected by a small pocket park, Oak Creek pedestrians are afraid to walk.

Local WSC athletes ride to top finishes

Braving bitterly cold conditions, Justin Goto and Matt Drinker each won recent snowboard races for the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club.

Soroco wrestling team wins triangular

The Soroco wrestling team won a triangular between Grand Valley and North Park Thursday night in Oak Creek.

Oak Creek man in good condition after avalanche

An Oak Creek man is in good condition after surviving an avalanche on Berthoud Pass while skiing Saturday.

DISH OF THE WEEK

Dish: Bowl of Gumbo

Dish: Bowl of Gumbo Cost: $6.99 Where: Lucile's in Curve Plaza

Steamboat doesn't waste time

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.

NIGHTLIFE

Today Hip-hop and reggae group Zion Way plays at Levelz, 1860 Ski Time Square. Call 870-9090 for more information.

Boyfriend pops the question, Steamboat style

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.

A couple of good storms needed

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.

Combatting common insect pests of houseplants

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.