News for Thursday, July 10, 2003

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Grants aid skiers with camp and other costs

Thirteen-year-old Max Pensack wants to be an Olympic freestyle skier someday just like his mentor, Olympian Travis Mayer.

Autumn Phillips: Hahn's Peak Cafe welcomes me home

I missed the Rocky Mountains the second I left Jackson Hole for the rest of the world. As anyone who has lived there will attest, those mountains change your life. Once you've lived in their shadow, you always live in their shadow.

Powderkeg explodes today at Howelsen

200 teams expected for annual doubles volleyball tournament

Former pro volleyball player Reed Stephenson spent Tuesday evening trying to regain his edge in the sand at Howelsen Hill.

Looking for a test

Xterra event lures local triathletes

Off-road triathlon competitions have taken off globally thanks largely to the commitment to the sport by the people affiliated with the Nissan Xterra series.

Central Park addition OK'd

Planning Commission unanimously approves plans

The city Planning Commission approved development plans and architectural plans for the last building to go in at Central Park Plaza.

DOW enacts emergency monkeypox legislation

Six species of African rodents are now prohibited in Colorado and transportation of any species of prairie dog is prohibited as part of an emergency regulation adopted by the Colorado Wildlife Commission during a Thursday meeting in Steamboat Springs.

Mountain berries can be delicious or deadly

The beautiful berries on the shrubs we see on hiking trails, in gardens and in parks around the Steamboat area are some of the most delicious you'll ever taste, but beware: some are also the most deadly if ever eaten.

Cowgirl returns with Hot Club of Cowtown

Anyone with a long enough memory of Routt County might remember her. She was in her early 20s and she was working as a horse wrangler at The Home Ranch in Clark. If you knew her, you may or may not have known that Elana Fremerman had dreams of one day becoming a professional musician.

Students shine at Youth Festival I

At 11 years old, dance students already are starting to ask the big questions of their teachers: "How old were you when you decided you were going to be a dancer?"and, "How many classes were you taking at my age?"

Ski Corp. amends health plan

Changes affect 50 part-time employees

Rising health insurance costs have prompted Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. to stop offering health benefits to part-time workers.

Teens injured in crash with semi

A semi-trailer collided with a car at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Pine Grove Road Thursday afternoon, smashing in the car's passenger side and sending two teenage girls to Yampa Valley Medical Center.

Hayden Planning puts Sunburst on hold

Members of 4S Development were disappointed after the Hayden Planning Commission told them they would have to wait until August before getting approval of their sketch plans of the first phase of their planned 900-acre Sunburst Ranch development.

Building a better doghouse

The Steamboat Springs Arts Council will unveil entries in a dog-gone good fund-raiser at Art in the Park

Open your mind and your dog will follow.

Bet on Inside Straight

A new jazz band called Inside Straight formed this week and will disband Saturday night after playing only two gigs.

Nightlife

Allstars headline free concert

Saturday show second in summer series

North Mississippi Allstars sounds like an electric version of the way I picture the South. They sound like boys playing on a porch in Mississippi, or, more accurately, like boys who used to play on the porch before years of tour dates and recording studios.

Utility vehicle donated to fire department

North Routt Fire District chosen from field of 600 to receive Gator

The Hahn's Peak Fire Department in the North Routt Fire Protection District was chosen as one of 43 stations nationwide to receive a John Deere Trail Gator Utility Vehicle, donated by the U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company.

News in brief

Town wants more from developer

The Sierra View Development Group will have to meet several new requirements before its proposed subdivision south of Oak Creek can be approved for annexation, Town Board members decided at Thursday night's meeting.

Owens weighs in on charter

Governor, State Board of Education voice support for Montessori lawsuit

Gov. Bill Owens and State Treasurer Mike Coffman joined the State Board of Education Thursday in support of a lawsuit filed against the Steamboat Springs School District over its refusal to approve a Montessori charter school application