News for Thursday, July 3, 2003

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Weekend activities abound

Steamboat promises another fun Fourth

Brief Points

Mad Creek Gallery will reopen in its new location at 811 Lincoln Ave. today. Mimosas will be served during and after the parade from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mad Creek Gallery specializes in fine contemporary art. Call 875-1301.

Vacation epiphanies

I have yet to carve my nigh three-week vacation into witty and poignant anecdotes, but I did return with several mental souvenirs -- less tangible than a pile of seashells, but collected in much the same way.

Wedding display tells tales of Routt County lives

A Yurich wedding party stares stern-faced from a photo at the Tread of Pioneers Museum.

News In Brief

The Steamboat Storm women's hockey team, the reigning Colorado Women's Ice Hockey State Champions, will be working for tips all day and all night at the Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Friday and Saturday. Look for them inside the two concession trailers at Romick Rodeo Arena, where they will be selling cold beer and sodas, with their tips going to support the team.

Happenings

The Hahn's Peak Historical Society will hold an ice cream social, silent auction and membership drive from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Hahn's Peak schoolhouse. The cost is $5. Call 879-7887.

Steamboat's size to double

More than 11,000 people are expected this weekend

The population of Steamboat Springs will more than double this weekend as 11,400 people are expected to check into local lodging properties.

Unjammed on the jam bands

I was going to turn over a new leaf. For the month of July, I vowed that I would not write about any jam bands.

Garden Tour offers peek of Steamboat's best back yards

Gardening and landscaping in Northwest Colorado have their own unique problems. Just because a plant is hardy in zone 3 or 4 doesn't mean it will thrive in your yard. How do you avoid repeating the mistakes of others or making some mistakes of your own?

Lecture gives female composers their due

The best way to call up Clara Schumann on the Internet is to type "wife of Robert Schumann" into the search engine.

Artist's travels began with a handshake

Art is not about making money or prestige, Rich Galusha said. It's about legacy and communicating to others what you experienced on this Earth.

Campgrounds near capacity for Fourth

Fire danger for weekend is high

Visitors planning on pitching tents and camping out this weekend are running out of options.

Parade, fireworks offer chance for fun on Fourth

Children can be more than just spectators at Steamboat Springs' annual Fourth of July Parade.

Weekend of racing

Chariots take to Romick Arena track Saturday and Sunday

Robin Sis doesn't spend a lot of time looking at the flying dirt, dust and rocks she leaves in her wake.

Conjura signs on with Degree

Steamboat Triathlete gets free clothes, deodorant out of deal

Emily Conjura is a running, biking and swimming advertisement.

City ups DUI watch for Fourth

Police hope that residents of Steamboat Springs and visitors enjoy the Fourth of July holiday, but remember to stay safe and not drive drunk.

Garden Tour offers peek of Steamboat's best backyards

Gardening and landscaping in Northwest Colorado have their own unique problems. Just because a plant is hardy in zone 3 or 4 doesn't mean it will thrive in your yard. How do you avoid repeating the mistakes of others or making some mistakes of your own?

Fry 'em up at Heritage party

Rocky Mountain oysters began their culinary history as a cowboy tradition that took place after the castration of calves and resurface today as a tourist novelty. They will appear this weekend as something in between.

Night Life

Latin funk band Agua Dulce will play at 10 p.m. at The Tugboat, 1860 Ski Time Square. Call 879-7070.

Treasure Gardens

Six years ago, Linda Fisher-Faiola's yard was an acre of sun-baked sagebrush. She stood on her deck overlooking the impossible landscaping task ahead of her and started up the chain saw.