News for Sunday, January 26, 2003

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Born to ride

Local snowboarder goes for gold at 2003 X Games

Silver looks great on Erin Simmons' racing helmet, but not around her neck -- at least not anymore. Simmons wants gold, and the Steamboat Springs resident is considered a favorite to win the Women's Snowboarder X at the upcoming 2003 X Games on ESPN and ABC.

View 'Christmas comet' online Wednesday

The comet predicted for this week's night sky will be too close to the sun for the human eye to see, but a satellite is watching.

The Record for Jan. 27

Saturday, Jan. 25 4:12 a.m. A suspicious incident was reported in the 100 block of Lincoln Avenue.

MY TWO CENTS

Riding in Steamboat

I learned to ski when I was 6, just outside of Minneapolis at a place called Afton Alps.

Rising from the ashes

Trappers Lake Lodge is out of the way in summer, and even further away in winter. Yet the months when the Chinese Wall and the Amphitheater are painted with snow may be the most rewarding of all. And after all, isn't life all about the journey?

Locals hit trails for a cause

About 85 people come out for Advocates fund-raiser

On a day associated with couch sitting and consumption of large amounts of alcohol and junk food, dozens of men, women and children opted for exercise and sun.

One of the guys: Sailors learn from female goalie

Coach Dave Strang believes his high school hockey boys could learn a thing or two about playing with junior Jessie Smith.

Board looks at financial share of detox center

The county is one of three local entities being asked to each pitch in $6,750 to fund a trial detox center.

Conservation is not a dirty word

Bluegrass vote proves legislators are soaking it to us

Last week's column was all wet, but this week's is as dry as a Colorado reservoir.

What every woman should know

The simple test that could save your life

The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2003, about 12,200 women in the United States will be diagnosed with cervical cancer. Additionally, about 4,100 women will die from this affliction this year.