News for Saturday, January 25, 2003

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Moose Barrows is 2003 Grand Marshal

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.

Hayden Town Talk

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.

Health clinic sees growing clientele

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.

Big dreams for Hayden

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.

Keeping Emerald protected

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.

Street events always entertain

Perhaps no other Winter Carnival event ties together Steamboat's two traditions -- ranching and skiing -- as well as the street events.

Winter Carnival history

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.

Welcome to Winter Carnival

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.

An outfitting adventure

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.

Learning the Montessori way

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.

'Magic moments'

Santaniello says high level of service critical for resorts

When it comes to magic, John Santaniello leaves little to chance.

Markets take a beating

Local analysts predict tumultuous week ahead for stocks

The markets absorbed a pummeling on Friday.

Banks keeps lighted man tradition alive

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.

Diamond Hitch Parade a highlight of carnival

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.

Telemark Revival tests skills

Local tele-heads hope this year's Winter Carnival Telemark Revival is greeted with the same weather that prevailed during last year's event.

Sound off for Jan. 26, 2003

Outraged by letter

BEHIND THE HEADLINES

What's next for Montessori?

Fanatics

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.

Construction bill raises concerns

A bill before the Colorado House of Representatives would make it more difficult for homeowners to sue builders.

A benefit for all

The Emerald Mountain Partnership deserves a significant amount of credit for coming up with a creative plan to preserve the 6,344-acre parcel.

When the Good Say Nothing -- LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

This month marks the 30th anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade decision.

Breaking the Cycle of Violence

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.

Button is the pass to Winter Carnival

Ninety years of Winter Carnivals have turned the annual carnival button into somewhat of a collector's item.

Sculptures display student creativity

It takes a community to make sure the annual snow sculpture competition is pulled off for the Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival.

Chariot races draw teams from everywhere

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.

Ski Band is a crowd pleaser

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.

Biathlon tests unique shooting, skiing skills

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.

Lisa Perricone is 2003 Winter Carnival Queen

The Winter Carnival queen will be conspicuously missing from this year's float.

Little Toots skiers serve as pirncesses

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.

Winter Carnival Schedule

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 5:30 p.m. -- Opening Ceremonies (Olympian Hall, Howelsen Hill Lodge)

2002 stats show sales increase

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.