Saturday, May 31
Steamboat Springs High School graduates encouraged to 'enjoy the ride'
The Steamboat Springs High School gymnasium glittered with camera flashes as the soon-to-be graduates of 2003 marched in to "Pomp and Circumstance."
In trying to chart our community's future, city, county and business leaders should consider the messages emanating from the 2003 Economic Summit.
Organizers cook up events for sixth annual Taste of South Routt
David Bonfiglio wants to unite the residents of South Routt County, even if it's just for one day of fun.
Steamboat Marathon begins at 7:30 a.m.
Jason Saitta hears the whispers and sees the fingers pointed in his direction.
The city is reviewing plans for three townhome buildings along Eagle Ridge Drive. Last week, the Steamboat Springs Planning Commission heard pre-application plans for the Eagle Crest development and the City Council is scheduled to hear the plans on Tuesday.
Shopping center now called Wildhorse Marketplace
The proposed 8.5-acre commercial development along Mount Werner Road that provided some of the impetus for the community's recent debate on commercial growth has had a major overhaul.
In order to understand Main Street America, it's necessary to travel back in time, Frank Gray told a Steamboat Springs audience last week.
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I am outraged by the incidence of sexual assault within the teen community in our small town. Even if we are following a national trend, we should work hard to stem this problem. Our daughters and sons deserve better. This is a community-wide problem that must be addressed by parents, schools, police, churches, coaches and other community members.
Steamboat Springs sees disturbing increase in teen girls who say they have been raped
"Jennifer" can't remember losing her virginity. It was the last day of her sophomore year in high school, and she joined all her friends for a year-end party. "It was my first party," she said. "And I wasn't going to drink."
Distance from light pole may have saved man's life
A bicyclist is happy to be alive after being caught in a fast-moving storm that rolled through Steamboat Springs on Saturday afternoon.
Paolo Guidi 325 Blue Sage Circle Porch addition Owner/contractor $1,450
Steamboat Ski Area master mechanic Sean Luciano took top honors at the 18th annual Ski Area Vehicle Maintenance Institute (SAVMI) Conference and Trade Show awards luncheon on May 13 in Grand Junction.
Liza Stout, purple swim cap on, sat with her feet in the water, eating a bagel.
Every golfer has to start somewhere, and for Haymaker pro Nina Krats, it was in a junior program much like the one she is heading this summer.
Remember Rod Beck? The MLB closer with the long hair, moustache and the right arm that swung like a pendulum before every pitch?
Economic Summit focuses on community character, regional prosperity
Steamboat Springs and Routt County can take control of the future makeup of their commercial districts, if their leaders want to.
Massage technique making a deep impression
When Jackie Braley started working as a massage therapist five years ago, she felt the pain collecting in her wrists and hands and thought to herself, "I only have 10 years of this in me."
Friday, May 30
When thinking of historic buildings, usually courthouses, old railroad depots or 100-year-old banks come to mind.
22nd annual Steamboat Marathon is Sunday
Andy Picking used to think running was dumb.
Kevin Dombey had the moves and the training of a professional kayaker, but until last weekend, he was just another 16-year-old with a boat and a dream.
Concluding a five-month project, the Hayden School Board approved new director districts in compliance with the Colorado Association of School Boards.
Warnings from a Colorado State Board of Education member will not cause the Steamboat Springs School Board to waiver from its position opposing a Montessori charter school.
Residents discuss mountain's future Friday in Hayden
In a meeting mixed with angry voices and laughter, rural residents had the chance to raise their concerns over the proposed Emerald Mountain land exchange and found out what the next step was in protecting public lands they did not want to see private.
Sixth-graders at Steamboat Springs Middle School got a chance to put their lessons in tree ecology to work by planting trees at the middle school and Strawberry Park Elementary School this week.
Thursday, May 29
Senator Wayne Allard listened to residents at a town meeting Thursday morning in Centennial Hall.
This is a treatise on being a tourist, now that they are on their way. This is treatise on how to treat a tourist, and on me being an idiot.
His wife of 23 years tells their story of devotion
Marilee Davenport's life in Vancouver, Wash., was going down the toilet when she saw the ad for a traveling magic show. Hitting the road in a 42-foot semitrailer with a group of magicians seemed like a great way to change her life, so she applied.
Clay sculptor Rosie MacDonald's father sent a clear message as she applied for colleges: You will not be an artist; there's no money in it. "It's funny how those two words, 'starving' and 'artist,' always go together," MacDonald said. "Art is supposed to remain a hobby and then you have your real job."
Steamboat gymnasts will compete in first meet Saturday at 'Spring Fling'
Six young gymnasts will make their competitive debut Saturday when the Steamboat Gymnastics Center hosts a Capital Cup meet, hosting more than 100 gymnasts from across Colorado.
State board threatens to pull accreditation if Montessori application isn't accepted
The Steamboat Springs School Board is down to its "last chance" to allow a Montessori charter school to open, a state school board member warned Thursday.
Besides the spectacular scenery, Steamboat residents are blessed with a profusion of wildflowers along the hiking trails throughout Routt County. In my first years here, two-hour hikes would stretch to three and four hours as I stopped with my wildflower identification book to find a name for a beautiful flower by the side of the trail.
A committee assembled to revamp the Steamboat Springs School District's pay-for-performance bonus system will postpone its work until the fall.
The arrival of big-box retailers is almost a foregone conclusion in the Yampa Valley, and the best strategy is to use them to fund revitalization and preservation of downtown commercial districts. That was the message of two speakers who took part in Economic Summit 2003 at the Steamboat Grand Resort and Conference Center on Thursday.
City officials say not to worry, the flooding is normal and the city isn't in any danger
Sections of the Yampa and Elk rivers and Soda Creek are starting to look like lakes. Water is gushing over their banks into yards, fields, park areas and creeping ever closer to buildings.
The Steamboat Springs Swim Team opens the summer season with its only home meet of the year Saturday.
Stephen Ruddock was in Mexico City for the Grand Prix auto races in 1986 when the direction of his life changed. Until then, he had been an auto mechanic and a race fan. But after the race, he attended a slide show during which the photographer handed out a mimeographed sheet of directions on how to take pictures.
Elaine Gay is known for two things in Routt County -- her pie and her love of the valley.
Wednesday, May 28
North Routt Community Charter School's enrollment is up
The word is getting out. Nearly two years after securing a three-year charter school contract with the Steamboat Springs School District, the North Routt Community Charter School continues to grow and improve, and North Routt County residents are taking notice.
Many of the top young golfers in Colorado will gather in Aspen next week for The Colorado PGA Foundation Aspen Junior Gold Classic.
Allard to hold meeting at town hall today
U.S. Sen. Wayne Allard has pledged to hold a town hall meeting in each of Colorado's 64 counties every year.
Grace Dubendorf, who turned 80 Sunday, is slowly losing her sight. She has macular degeneration, but she has found a way to help.
Mountain bikers open Steamboat series Wednesday night at Howelsen
Chuck O'Connell is proof that turning 40 isn't so bad.
The Hayden Middle School track and field team has burgeoned into the largest athletic squad at the school.
Teacher, director positions appear to be safe
Steamboat Springs School District officials are not ready to discuss planned budget reductions, but early indications are the district will not cut teachers or directors.
Bus service to art attractions begins today
Susan Schiesser and Pat Walsh have a vision for Steamboat Springs. The two self-proclaimed art activists would like to see the city become a thriving artistic hot spot. Their program, ArtLink, is an attempt to work with businesses and artists to create an artistic culture for tourists in Steamboat Springs.
As the Yampa River is over-flowing its banks, the city is being asked to take steps to make sure it does not dry up.
Lieutenant governor discussed economy at local summit
Colorado Lt. Gov. Jane Norton told an audience Wednesday that ski town economies can look forward to a $2 million advertising campaign this winter touting the advantages of a winter vacation at the state's resorts.
Tuesday, May 27
Hayden police arrested a man at gunpoint Monday evening after a hit-and-run accident that injured a Craig woman.
The excavation work going on at the Park Place development does not look all that unusual above the surface. It's what's underneath that is so groundbreaking.
A recent consumer preference survey contained useful information for retailers. The survey found that when it comes to buying cars, clothes, furniture, books, computers and other goods, residents shop somewhere other than Steamboat Springs more than half of the time. That's concerning for a town so heavily dependent on sales taxes.
Carwash fund-raisers are one of the activities the Routt County Department of Environmental Health has targeted as polluting the Yampa River.
Harbor Hotel items, some dating to 1940, going to auction
After 63 years, it is possible that the historic Harbor Hotel will no longer be used as a hotel.
The Yampa Valley Regional Airport is scheduled to reopen on time June 14, despite a week of rainy weather that put construction behind earlier this month.
The early spring snow and continued moisture caused Gretchen Sehler to sweat a bit, but warmer temperatures over the past several weeks have left the bottom portion of Howelsen Hill ready to host the first race in this year's Town Challenge Mountain Bike Race Series.
Addition to restroom facility should be completed in several weeks
Emerald Park has softball and soccer fields, and a playground where children can romp while siblings compete on the playing fields. What it doesn't have is a place for families to gather out of the sun and enjoy a picnic.
Last year, Oak Creek resident Janette Manke walked around her neighborhood on Sharp Avenue and got to know her neighbors better.
The following are building permits issued May 1-9, 2003
Memorial Day Championships held in Steamboat
Though no Steamboat Springs tennis player came away with a championship, the five that participated in the Intermountain 12-and-under Memorial Day Championships gained valuable experience.
Monday, May 26
When 86-year-old Modine McLimore paints, she loses track of time. As her husband always said, "If you don't say anything to her, she'll forget to eat."
A loud blast tore through the quiet of the Steamboat Springs Cemetery on Monday morning as the rifle squad of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars began a 21-gun salute.
The first holiday weekend of Routt County's summer season got off to a relatively peaceful start.
Natches Way homeowners away on vacation
A Montana teenager was arrested Saturday on suspicion of breaking into a Steamboat Springs home and hosting a party for high school students.
Hayden developer Mike Bell said he noticed a lack of something in Steamboat that Hayden could provide: affordable housing.
Holiday weather too nice to be indoors
The Yampa River was raging at 2,760 cubic feet per second on Memorial Day, the temperature hovered in the 70s and trails as far out as Hinman Park were dry enough for hikers.
Nationally known parenting expert Dr. Jim Fay, co-founder of The Love and Logic Institute, will be speaking in Steamboat Springs tonight, sharing his approach to parenting and discipline with families.
Sunday, May 25
Charles Christian Graham is virtually forgotten here. However, he is always memorialized one weekend near the end of May when they place a small American flag in front of his headstone. There was a time, more than 90 years ago, when he was a prominent citizen of Steamboat Springs.
Remember these names: producers Jason Berman, Richard Rosen, Jason Schuster, Aaron Biller and director Sam Goldberg. Berman and Rosen are 20 years old. Schuster and Biller are 19. Goldberg is 27. They're in Steamboat right now shooting a 20-minute short film with a $50,000 budget and aspirations to be making films for the rest of their lives.
Appropriately, graduation at Christian Heritage School opened with a prayer. The Rev. Kevin King of Anchor Way Baptist Church thanked God for the time that the seven seniors had spent at the school and for the time that those in attendance Sunday afternoon had given to be parents, teachers and friends.
Saturday, May 24
Most high schools prepare students for their careers, but Soroco High School didn't prepare Justin Greenhill for his future aspirations.
Luanne Feldmann loves being home. It's where little boys are superheroes, little girls play dress-up and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are the order of the day.
Now 11, Kirsten Brehmer has been playing tennis off and on since she was 3, but this summer she wants to focus on the sport to see what she can do.
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Things have changed for Jack Redmond. Fifty years ago, Redmond knew almost everyone in Yampa. He frequented the Antlers Cafe & Bar, where many people would come in simply to chat. He could drive to Steamboat Springs and see friends there, as well.
Hayden resident Roy "Royston" Davenport died May 19, 2003, of complications from cancer. He was 47.
Sachs, Johnson battle for first in springs race
Darrin Johnson vows to be back. Johnson missed winning the Hot Springs Short Cut Run by 26 seconds Saturday, finishing second to Paul Sachs in the tightest men's race in years.
Former longtime Routt County resident Theodore Frederick "T.J." Johnson passed away April 26, 2003. He was 81.
Seven seniors have been together since grade school
Each has a different last name, but they might as well be family. Christian Heritage School's graduating class of seven seniors consider themselves brothers and sisters, which really isn't surprising considering the time they've spent together over the past decade.
Lowell Whiteman School graduates had a hard time describing their experiences at the school nestled among the aspens near Strawberry Park.
It's anybody's guess what's next for charter school
The Steamboat Springs School District will likely find itself in court over a resolution refusing to follow a state order to approve a Montessori charter school application, the attorney representing the Montessori Steering Committee said last week.
It has been said many times, and it is worth repeating: Steamboat Springs is a wonderful place to raise children. It is small town with above-average socioeconomic levels, good schools, abundant activities and access to a wondrous outdoor playground. Who could ask for more?
'Free ride' trend has changed mountain biking for good
Why on earth would a bicycle shop stock shin guards? If you don't know the answer, you're obviously not a member of the extreme sports movement of America's youth culture.
Colorado Group Realty has announced that brokers Penny Fletcher and Troy Brookshire have joined the company's ownership team.
One of the four lots on the long-eyed property at the corner of Oak and Ninth Street came under contract just a few days after it went on the market.
MASSIMO & LYNN ROMEO 2367 SAVOY PLACE CRYSTAL PEAK COMBINED SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE $132,232
The Intermountain 12 and under Memorial Day Championships continued Saturday at the Tennis Center in Steamboat Springs.
Noreen Moore will be disappointed if the only people who turn out for this week's Economic Summit 2003 are businessmen and businesswomen. "This program is for everyone," Moore said. "The real thrust is to provide economic education to citizens so that when we participate with elected officials, we have more knowledge. So often we react to things on a visceral level.
Behind the Headlines
After waiting almost three years to buy a house in Steamboat's first affordable housing project, Michael Beyer watched his home go up in an afternoon. Beyer's home was the first to arrive in the West End Village development. On Wednesday afternoon he stood with tool belt in tow and watched as cranes lifted parts of the modular home off of truck trailers and onto a foundation Beyer helped lay.
This week marks the prologue for Epilogue. Epilogue is a bookstore that opened Friday in the 800 block of Lincoln Avenue between Steamboat Shoe Market and the Franklin Mall. Owners Whitney Kaaz and Erica Fogue believe they can fill a niche in book retailing that wasn't available in Steamboat Springs before they opened their new shop.
Watching the wildfires rage through sections of Colorado last summer, Anthony Quayle composed a poem both powerful and beautiful at the urging of his sister Edie Zambrano that captured the spirit of a furious blaze and the struggle that ensues when trying to control it.
It brought world class skiers to a community that loves the sport, it inspired athletes such as Johnny Spillane to dream and made Steamboat Springs the focus of international attention every winter for nearly a decade.
Friday, May 23
Support School Board I can't believe the editorial in the newspaper on class size. You should know better. The School Board was the only one with the courage to stand up to the small but vocal minority on class size. The newspaper should be applauding the board, not criticizing it. Finally, someone did what is right. Finally, someone did what was financially responsible. I support our School Board.
Coaching 111 middle school athletes is hard work, but Ken Brenner wished the season wasn't over.
Architecture reflects how downtown Steamboat has grown
Local Architect Jan Kaminski has a theory about how Steamboat Springs architecture came to be.
64 seniors graduate this weekend
Local schools plan to hand out some 64 well-earned diplomas this weekend when Soroco High School, The Lowell Whiteman School and Christian Heritage School hold their annual commencement exercises.
Bernie Nelson, 21, lost his home and his cat
A 21-year-old Hayden man suffered burns and lost his mobile home in a fire early Friday morning.
The Howler Alpine Slide opens today
Going into its third full summer of operation, the Howler Alpine Slide has quickly turned into a favorite attraction for tourists and locals alike.
Next five to purchase lot in Grassy Creek Ranch get hard core vehicle
The next five individuals to buy lots in the Grassy Creek Ranch at Mount Harris will get an H2 Hummer with their land.
Jim Eskridge was appointed to serve on the Oak Creek Town Board Thursday night.
Thursday, May 22
Cody Reed will add Nicaragua to her list of globe-trotting adventures
Life has taken Cody Reed far from home. In the past three years, Reed got used to not having hot water. Sometimes, she had no running water at all. She killed her own dinner. She was mugged three times. She overcame a serious bacterial infection in a foreign country. She learned to speak Swahili.
Weeds are undesirable plants in the garden. They don't look good. They take up space. They can harbor insects. They compete with desirable plants for food, water and light. They've gotta go.
BioMax 15 turns wood chips into electricity
It eats trees for lunch, and it's coming to a forest near you.
Soldiers' families urged to participate
Members of veterans organizations hope more valley residents than ever will rediscover the true meaning of Memorial Day this weekend and take part in ceremonies honoring military veterans who have defended America's freedom.
The Steamboat Springs Planning Commission said yes to a change in use request that will transform Boggs Hardware into a New Orleans-themed restaurant with a performance stage.
Statistics released on teen sex, drug and alcohol use
Sex, drugs and alcohol. Many parents say these are the toughest subjects to discuss with their children.
Just minutes after receiving her diploma, Kimberly Walker could not stop the tears from flowing down her red cheeks as her "posse" sang to her.
Political action committee looking to bolster School Board election
It's been seven years since the last contested Steamboat Springs School Board election. That streak likely will end this fall.
Patty Hanley hopes to pursue a career in pediatric physical therapy, so Thursday's field trip to Peak Fitness proved beneficial for the Steamboat Springs junior.
Rooms estimated to be half-occupied Saturday
Memorial Day weekend traditionally marks the start of summer. In Steamboat Springs, however, this weekend of barbecues, breaking out the baseball gloves and remembering fallen soldiers plays second fiddle to a weekend of singlets, aid stations and finish lines.
Flows already higher than last year
No one knows for sure what happened to the D-Hole. The only thing river users know is that the kayak feature in the Yampa River is gone -- washed out.
Wednesday, May 21
Any Routt County resident will tell you the county fair is held in Hayden every August.
SSHS committee unanimously approves proposal
An honor code for Steamboat Springs High School will be in place for the 2003-04 school year after the proposal was approved Wednesday by the school's Nuts and Bolts Committee.
In an effort to protect children and raise awareness among parents, emergency agencies have teamed up with Children's Hospital for a child safety technician course.
Hayden High School holds ceremonies tonight
Graduating from high school is an exciting time for many students, but feelings of fright and sorrow linger, as well.
Recreational designation would help keep Yampa flowing
A Colorado Supreme Court Decision sparked two residents to ask the city to step-up its research on acquiring recreational water rights.
Newly hired coach doesn't want a lot of changes
The high school golf season is months away, but that hasn't stopped newly hired coach Ryan Barclay from moving ahead with his plans.
Government officials provided a Budgeting 101 lesson Wednesday night, and what they had to say wasn't pretty.
Stordal's resignation opens Town Board position
The Oak Creek Town Board will consider tonight the appointment of a new board member to replace Trustee David Stordal, who recently resigned.
The Hayden Board of Education wants to improve student test scores and teacher salaries. At the board's Wednesday night meeting, the group discussed how to do so.
Tuesday, May 20
Most purchase cars, clothes
The results of a consumer preference survey show that consumers are spending money outside of Routt County for many of their goods but are keeping the dollars local when it comes to buying services.
Organizers hope to educate everyone on issues
Leave the stuffed donkeys and "I Dig Dubya" signs at the door. Partisan bickering is not welcome tonight.
Residents who hope to reduce the number of mosquitoes on their property, and consequently the threat of West Nile Virus, have a window of opportunity that begins now.
Most children would rather do almost anything than talk to their mothers about sex. But on Saturday, that is exactly what a group of fifth-grade girls did at the first Mother-Daughter Day.
Individual awards often are the reflection of a successful season by the entire team.
While we sympathize with the financial challenges facing the Steamboat Springs School Board, we believe the board erred in its decision to turn down a $147,000 gift for smaller class sizes.
A Steamboat Springs man pleaded guilty to harassing his former nanny Tuesday.
It's obvious that Todd Wilson doesn't like to toot his own horn.
Steamboat's Cooper Howard was selected to participate in this year's Froecklier/Toll All-Senior State Lacrosse game by lacrosse coaches from across the state.
City's tax revenue down from last year
City sales-tax numbers continue to drop below last year's, keeping the city on its toes.
Crowhurst instrumental in bringing hockey to high school
After two years at Steamboat Springs High School, Bruce Crowhurst resigned as the school's athletics director Monday.
3 Steamboat men were accused of helping driver
Charges have been dropped against three Steamboat Springs men suspected of being connected to a hit-and-run that seriously injured a Hayden man last summer.
The classroom buzzed with energetic little faces. One boy sat alone at a table, carefully placing block after block on a plastic tower. Sud-denly, a touch shakes the building and it falls apart. The boy slumps sadly in his chair.
Monday, May 19
Commissioners ask town to study land near airport
The Routt County Commissioners asked the town of Hayden Monday night to keep the long-term needs of Yampa Valley Regional Airport in mind as it undertakes a major study of undeveloped land just outside the town limits.
Increases seen nationwide
In the last two months, the price of natural gas has jumped 48 percent -- and Steamboat Springs residents are feeling the impact on their gas bills.
Hot springs run encourages 'cheating'
In this race, cutting corners, finding shortcuts and making your own path is not only legal, it's encouraged.
District plans to cut $500,000 from next year's budget
The Steamboat Springs Board of Education voted Monday against an Education Fund Board gift that would have provided three additional elementary school teachers for the 2003-04 school year.
In an attempt to even out voter numbers, the Steamboat Springs City Council could approve a change to its districts' lines.
School district: State mandate is optional
The Steamboat Springs School Board said Monday it would not follow the Colorado Board of Education's mandate to approve a Montessori charter school application.
Sunday, May 18
The future of a Steamboat Springs Montessori charter school will become clearer tonight when the Steamboat Springs Board of Education decides whether to negotiate a contract with the applicants.
Many Steamboat Springs teachers and parents were thrilled two weeks ago when the Education Fund Board voted to approve funding for three additional elementary school teachers for the 2003-04 school year.
Welcome to Track and Field Town U.S.A.
There's something you ought to try this summer to see if you've still got it in you. But wait until just before dusk so no one catches you making a fool of yourself.
Region's best herders will compete this weekend
It sounded as if birds were singing Sunday afternoon even as the rain started pouring on the Sasak ranch.
Werner wins Cog Run day after graduating with Ph.D.
It took more than four hours for Mark Werner to get to the Hayden Cog Run. He finished the race in less than a quarter of that time.
Saturday, May 17
Norm Townsend rarely steps inside the hockey rink. He can't skate well or check or sink a puck. But he loves to watch the game.
Steamboat's Jessica Peters captures title in 400-meter event
By 1 p.m. Saturday, the sun's rays on the all-weather track at Jeffco Stadium made it almost too hot to touch.
OK, juniors, take a deep breath. You'd better relax now, because next year, your world will be turned inside out, twisted, and so busy, you will wish you had an extra seven hours in the day to give you time to sleep.
Qwest Communications has started a program to put a human face on its business for consumers.
I was disappointed after reading the article, "CSAP scores above state average -- Administrators pleased with results." The headline should have read, "South Routt leads in CSAP scores."
Patrons stand in line on the sidewalk to get a breakfast table at Winona's on summer mornings. So it's not surprising that owners Scott and Kristy Fox are encouraged they can repeat that success in a second location.
Spending second through 12th grade in a class that was barely larger than a dozen students at any given time has been quite an experience.
I vote yes on the Sound Off question "is it fair to make rural landowners give up access to neighboring public lands in order to preserve Emerald Mountain." Actually this question is misleading. It does not state that the public lands, identified, are landlocked by private lands and are rendered ineffective as public lands because there is no public access. The neighboring landowners have exclusive use of this land and determine who can have access to it.
Officials from the city of Steamboat Springs and Routt County took proper steps this week to address two of this area's most pressing issues -- air transportation and affordable housing.
The following is a list of people booked into the Routt County Jail on suspicion of the listed charges. The arresting agency is listed in parentheses.
Sue Birch is the executive director of the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, Inc. She has more than 20 years' experience in the public health field. VNA works extensively with Steamboat's ever growing Hispanic immigrant population.
Original was damaged in March plane crash
Mountain Flight Service dedicated its new air ambulance Saturday, nearly two months after its twin-engine King Air E90 crashed just outside Kremmling.
The excavation work going on at the Park Place development does not look all that unusual above the surface. It's what's underneath that is so groundbreaking. Groundbreaking for Steamboat Springs, at least.
Steamboat Springs school officials are hoping for the best. But in the midst of a severe economic downturn statewide, Superintendent Cyndy Simms and Finance Director Dale Mellor are preparing for the worst.
Need for services also increasing
A sign reads "Abierto Ahora!" (Open now!) in the window of a tiny store called "Mercadito" in the Dream Island Mobile Home Community. The store is no larger than the foyer of most homes. The walls are lined floor to ceiling with shelves holding dried chili peppers, Mexican sodas and candies, corn meal and bulk spices. The prices are low and if you don't speak Spanish, you'll need a pen and a paper to calculate your total.
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Hayden developer Mike Bell said he noticed a lack of something in Steamboat that Hayden could provide: affordable housing.
Longtime local Realtor Wayne Ranieri has joined Steamboat Village Brokers, Ltd.Ranieri has been a Steamboat resident since 1985 and has more than a decade of experience as a broker.
Longtime Routt County resident E. Dillon Rich died May 13, 2003, at the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home in Rifle. He was 90.
Hayden resident Eva Brazelton passed away May 2, 2003, at The Memorial Hospital in Craig. She was 84.
No one injured in mishap
A fire destroyed a California man's motor home and damaged his car Saturday afternoon on Rabbit Ears Pass.
"And in lane eight ... Samantha Shoe-barrel," the announcer called over the loudspeaker.
"I Wonder Why" is the public forum of a small weekly newspaper in another town -- much like Sound Off in the Sunday Pilot & Today.
Former Steamboat Springs resident Edwin Root died May 10, 2003, at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs. He was 78.
Former Steamboat Springs resident David Bruce Clark died April 23, 2003, of cancer. He was 50.
Soroco sophomore Andy deGanahl couldn't believe it. He had to bite into his first-place medal to make sure it was real.
It was a day for the little guys. Pint-size rookies and their hand-built cars headlined a day of racing, riding and roaring past the finish line Saturday.
I spent this weekend under the blazing sun at the state high school track meet watching some of the best athletes in the state strut their stuff at Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood.
Friday, May 16
'Worlds Apart' seeking families for TV show
Even without seeing them, you can imagine it: an upper-middle-class family from New Jersey, the Palmers, standing in the middle of a remote northern Kenyan village with their suitcases overpacked and a look of shock on their faces.
Hayden track coach Kevin Klecker soon will be sporting a new pink hairdo. It's not that he's reverting back to his heavy metal days -- it's because he lost a bet to Alan "Bubba" Stark that he could not throw more than 45 feet in the shotput.
Soroco senior track star Jessie deGanahl swears her family doesn't feed her or her younger brother Andy anything out of the ordinary. She said their success must simply come from good genes.
Residents upset about BLM, Emerald proposal
When Lyle and Gail Valora bought 40 acres of rural land, they envisioned their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren using the 180 acres of Bureau of Land Management land beside it.
Peters runs over competition
Freshmen are not expected to qualify for the state meet in four different events, they're not projected to advance to the finals and they are rarely the favorite to win the state title.
Some of the best storytellers along Lincoln Avenue have never spoken a word. They stand still and let the bricks, door arches and architecture do the talking.
All you needed to do was look into Tyler Johnson's eyes after Friday's 200-meter dash to see he had given everything.
A young girl injured in a car accident Wednesday suffered a cracked pelvis but is doing fine, said Richard Everard, the girl's father.
Thursday, May 15
Spring is in the air. Now is the time to start considering how to maintain a healthy, water-wise lawn.
A public hearing on a multi-jurisdictional housing authority has been pushed back a month.
To be successful in the 400 meter, athletes must have speed, endurance
Kevin Kleckler remembers when the 400 meters was a run instead of a leg-numbing sprint.
A young girl was injured when she and her older brother got behind the wheel of their mother's minivan Wednesday afternoon
For the second straight year, more than 90 percent of the third-graders at Hayden Valley Elementary School who took the Colorado Student Assessment Program reading test read at an advanced or proficient level, according to results released last week.
Two years of drought have given residents of Northwest Colorado a new appreciation for the normally abundant water supply here. They'll have a chance to gain an understanding of the fundamentals of water management in this region June 5, during the Yampa River Basin Water Forum. The event is scheduled to run all day at Olympian Hall at Howelsen Hill Lodge in Steamboat Springs.
Summer leagues offer competition, fun
The sun isn't the only bright yellow ball in the sky these days. Now that spring has arrived, play at tennis courts is starting to pick up, and players are looking for some competition.
The to-do list gets longer, but the doers can't keep up. And it's not for lack of trying, either. The 14th Judicial District must stomach a 15 percent cut to its staff this summer, all the while keeping up with the demands of a growing caseload.
Wednesday, May 14
Suzy Holloran talks about her paintings as if someone else made them. Her finger wanders around the canvas explaining symbols and colors in a chalk talk of her subconscious.
The ballet begins. But this time, when the curtain parts, the dancers are not swans. They are proud Spanish dancers. Their backs are straight. Their wrists snap back, their chests lift.
When he is on top of his game, Jeff Franks displays a sense of confidence that is hard to overlook.
"Where's Soroco?" It's a question the South Routt track athletes get a lot from their competitors.
Tigers set sights on state meet
Outnumbered 7-to-2, the Hayden boys participating in this weekend's state track and field meet -- Evan Hilling and Alan Stark -- already have devised a plan to pass the time in the hotel.
A two-vehicle accident at the corner of Fish Creek Falls Road and Amethyst Drive sent a woman and her two children to the hospital Wednesday.
Committee: It's time to let them do their job
The architectural firm tasked with designing the county's new justice center got the go-ahead Wednesday night to begin putting ideas on paper.
Sensitivity. Decisiveness. Self-confidence. Commitment. These are among the qualities Steamboat Springs parents, civic leaders, teachers and school district officials and staff desire in Superintendent Cyndy Simms' replacement, according to survey results released by Ray and Associates
The clouds in Kim Keith's photograph are pointing. They are reaching. They are speaking.
The Sheraton Steamboat Golf Club will be the third area course to open for the season when it allows golfers to start playing the front nine Friday.
This is to the guy who said the walls of the Yampa Valley are too high to climb. That the world is too large a place and what would he do out there, anyway.
270 questionnaires find residents want more policies to control growth
By a 2-to-1 margin, Steamboat Springs residents favor putting policies in place to control the city's growth rate.
Community members pitch in on annual Day of Caring
Many hands make light work. Dozens of volunteers rolled up their sleeves Wednesday morning to spruce up their community and help out their neighbors.
Tuesday, May 13
Tracksters hope for the best, prepare for the worst
Reality sometimes does bite.
City Council members could not resist making a few cow puns as they voted to close down Lincoln and Yampa avenues for a cattle drive during the 100th Annual Cowboy Round-Up Days.
A comprehensive South Routt Elementary School reading initiative created hard work for school staff and students, but it's unlikely there will be complaints from either group as the positive results continue to roll in.
The story of fraud and plagiarism by a young journalist at The New York Times damages not only one of this nation's most respected newspapers but also the industry as a whole.
The City Council and Routt County commissioners decided to take the plunge Tuesday night to create an airport commission that would oversee their airports.
A familiar face will greet softball players when they return to the Howelsen Hill fields this June.
Tenadore Dean of Steamboat Springs will be a contender for the Hayden Cog Run this year. He won the Spirit Challenge 5-kilometer race May 3 in 17 minutes, 39 seconds, despite injuring his foot and knee during the winter.
Three-dimensional software highlights subdivision's impact
Hayden officials already can see what the planned 900-acre Sunburst Ranch subdivision will look like, even though not a single home has been built.
The wait is over.
Colorado's budget woes may deal Routt County yet another blow.
Fred Astaire, you've got four days to find Ginger.
Hayden developer Mike Bell said he noticed a lack of something in Steamboat that Hayden could provide: affordable housing.
Whether they have a personal computer or not, Hayden residents can now access the Internet and a bevy of Yampa Valley community information and resources, from a kiosk in the West Routt Public Library.
The Hayden Planning Commission expects recent annexations near Yampa Valley Regional Airport to pay off when construction begins on a planned development, Planning Commission member Garold Gilbert said.
Monday, May 12
Gary Lacy stood along the shores of the Yampa River Monday afternoon watching as paddlers tested their skills in the river's fast-moving waters.
Stagecoach expected to fill this week
The dramatic reversal in Routt County's water outlook will become clear later this week when water begins spilling over the top of Stagecoach Reservoir.
Simms asks board to begin reduction proposals
In the face of decreasing revenue and increasing expenditures, the Steamboat Springs School District plans to cut nearly $500,000 from its 2003-04 fiscal year budget.
The city of Steamboat Springs and Routt County are considering the creation of an airport commission to oversee their two airports.
People who wonder why the county can't build its new courtrooms smaller or reduce the probation department staff's office space are invited to hear why Wednesday night.
Weather alert transmitter depends on donations
Efforts to bring a weather warning system to Routt County this summer could fall short without more donations.
For high school students the annual Booster Club Golf-A-Thon is a chance to get out of class and spend the day playing golf at the Sheraton with friends.
Sunday, May 11
Organizers hope for large turnout
Area youngsters are on the move this weekend.
Don't forget to flick your Bic
I did something May 10 that I've never done before.
Some might think it's for the birds -- shivering and straining in the early morning hours for the faintest sound of a swallow.
Saturday, May 10
As a kid growing up in Colorado, Steamboat Springs football coach Mark Drake often answered, "I want to play in the NFL" when asked about his future plans.
An honor code at Steamboat Springs High School will not prevent cheating among students.
Students participate in endangered fish program with Division of Wildlife
Entering their sophomore year at Steamboat Springs High School, Abby Johnson, Matt Holthausen and Meghan McNamara had little, if any, interest in fish.
'Drive to Survive 2003' campaign focuses on fuel sources
Henderson Park resident Fred Robinson and his son, Tai, tried their best to get a speeding ticket in their Toyota Tacoma.
The final event of every track meet, the 1,600-meter relay -- or 4x400 relay -- is arguably the grandest race of them all.
For eight years, Jolene Lyons worked in the coal mines so she could buy the land where she grew up.
Golfers have more than 200 golf courses to choose from in Colorado, but they can find two of the best right here Steamboat.
With a smile that expressed half excitement and half fatigue, Lauren Branstetter left the Stocker Stadium track as a regional champion.
Steamboat Springs' only commercial indoor climbing gym is closing its doors to make way for a lumber-yard expansion.
ROZELL, D. GALE AND ROZELL, CYNTHIA F. TO LANG, GILBERT W. TREE HAUS SUBD FILING NO. 1, LOT 118 - $400,000
From people who have never driven a nail to professional contractors, Routt County Habitat for Humanity is looking for a few good volunteers.
When Joe Patrick Robbins began the architectural designs for the Covered Bridge House he started with the kitchen, just as he does for every other house.
Michelle Avery is the repeat winner of the annual top producer award at Coldwell Banker Silver Oak realty in Steamboat Springs. Avery has been a Realtor here for nine years.
Thousands of shards of shattered glass covered the seats, floor and just about everywhere else inside the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club van.
Most homeowners here saw an 8 percent to 10 percent increase in the valuation of their property when they opened their envelopes from the Routt County Assessor's Office this month.
Behind the headlines
Mud season drives mountain bikers to look at skinny tires
Mud season and mountain bikes don't mix. After two years of drought, Steamboat spoke species may have forgotten how easily May can break their hearts -- the single track that isn't still covered in snow is too sloppy to ride, at least in good conscience. And this is normal weather.
Regionals no different for state-qualifying Peters
Jessica Peters never lost during her middle school track career, but she wasn't really threatened either, so she was a little uncertain about what to expect from her first high school season.
For as long as she can remember, graduating Steamboat Springs High School senior Danni Scheer wanted to be an interior designer.
Oak Creek mayor's first year has not been easy, but she's learned plenty
After being elected in April 2002, Oak Creek Mayor Kathy "Cargo" Rodeman has, at times, been scared she was going to have a heart attack.
Friday, May 9
The shoe was on the other foot Thursday night as adults sat patiently while high school students dished out their fates.
Hayden's Kayla Kostur qualified for state and Soroco's Jessie and Andy deGanahl demonstrated again why they are two of the state's best, as the Tigers and Rams opened the two-day regional track and field meet Friday.
Gary, Chotvacs, Hooper, O'Leary highlight regional meet
On an atypically cold and rainy day in Grand Junction, four members of the Steamboat Springs track and field team surprised even themselves by qualifying for the 2003 Class 4A State Track Meet in Denver next weekend.
Parents hoping to enroll their children in the proposed Montessori charter school in the fall should make other plans, the committee trying to create the Montessori charter school announced Friday.
Several more serious charges dropped, one misdemeanor stands
A single misdemeanor charge of harassment has been filed against a Steamboat Springs man cleared of more severe charges earlier this week.
Described as a quick athlete with good hands, Steamboat Springs' Kelli Parnell finished in the top six at the 2003 Colorado State High School Tennis Championships on Friday.
Someone took advantage of Hayden resident Patrick Zimmer-man and his pickup last week.
Questions about what caused last December's plane crash on Rabbit Ears Pass may go unanswered until later this year.
Thursday, May 8
Friends of the Yampa River Kayak Series begins May 14
The fast-moving waters of the Yampa River will provide the perfect playing field for some of Steamboat Springs' most extreme athletes this spring.
As in any garden before planting, soil preparation is necessary. Proper soil preparation will help conserve water. Prepare soil before planting by loosening it to a depth of 12 inches. If it is a heavy clay or sandy soil, add 2-3 inches of compost on the surface and then till it.
A report to the Oak Creek Board of Trustees on a second geological survey of the Rossi Meadow finds the land just outside the southern border of town stable enough on which to build a subdivision.
It's finally over. State lawmakers are saying goodbye to their home away from home after spending four-plus months under the Capitol dome. Among them are Routt County's representatives in the Statehouse.
Tickets for fund-raiser include handmade bowl, soup and bread
Three hundred clay soup bowls are waiting at the door of the Ceramic Design Group kiln, ready for their first firing. For four days, volunteer potters had their hands wet with clay as they shaped pound after pound of it for this fall's annual LIFT-UP Soup Bowl Supper.
The city Planning Commis-sion unanimously approved a small portion of the 18-mile power line proposed by Xcel Energy.
The Steamboat Springs peewee wrestling team walked away from the Dave Schmittel wrestling tournament in Oak Creek last weekend with five first-place medals and a number of other top finishes.
Steamboat Springs' Kelli Parnell dropped her opening round match at the 2003 Colorado State High School Tennis Championships on Thursday.
Howard Cooper, chairman of Steamboat Springs-based Teton Petroleum, made some noise in the New York Financial District on May 6 as he rang the opening bell on the American Stock Exchange. The ceremony marked Teton's first day of trading on the AMEX.
Wednesday, May 7
Man was accused of making advances on nanny
A judge on Wednesday dismissed charges against a Steamboat Springs man accused of making sexual advances toward his child's nanny and threatening her if she reported him.
Snow pushed holiday to May 10
The Hayden Recreation Board is asking help from community members in planting a variety of seedlings 9 a.m. Saturday in Dry Creek Park.
Ten teams will run this weekend in Steamboat
Ten teams will arrive at the Steamboat Springs High School this weekend for the biggest track meet of the season.
Instead of complaining and worrying about her first-round opponent, Kelli Parnell welcomes the challenge ahead.
Steamboat biker named to Balance Bar/Devo race team
For most of his life, Ethan Johnson had dreamed of the day he would compete in the Winter Olympics as a member of the Nordic combined ski team.
Town Board will review conceptual plans tonight
Oak Creek could be getting its first residential subdivision, if town officials' concerns about the instability of the land in question can be suitably addressed.
Xcel Energy works to meet city's electrical needs
The city Planning Commission will review a small portion of the new power lines Xcel Energy is proposing to put in place.
A Steamboat Springs man accused of shooting at two excavation workers last month will have his case heard in District Court.
But no word on
The largest crowd to attend an Education Fund Board meeting since the board's inception in 1993 got what it wanted Wednesday -- Fund Board approval for smaller class sizes.
Tuesday, May 6
Administrators pleased with results
Steamboat Springs School District administrators Tuesday praised the high test scores of district third-graders on the reading section of the Colorado Student Assessment Program test.
Aron Ralston's saga of survival has captivated the nation. Trapped for five days by a boulder crushing his hand, he was forced to amputate his own arm. He then made a one-handed rappel of about 70 feet and then hiked five miles to safety.
Denver and Colorado Springs' loss has become Northwest Colorado's gain.
Los Lobos, John Hiatt will headline acts
Last year, the air was thick and dry with the smell of wildfire smoke, and grasshoppers parted with every step like a Biblical sea, but still people danced. The free summer concert series brought listeners to concerts at both Howelsen Hill and the base of Headwall at Steamboat Ski Area.
If Westland is sold, trailers essentially would become worthless
With a plan in the works that would redevelop the Westland Mobile Home Park, owners of older trailers there were confronted this month with the possibility their homes could become worthless if the land is sold and converted to another use.
Council OKs controversial proposal
Plans for a controversial gas station at the east entrance of town received final City Council approval Tuesday, despite concerns the city already has enough gas stations.
Despite windy conditions, members of the Soroco track and field team took advantage of some of the season's warmest weather to post impressive results at the league meet May 3.
Hayden senior Alan Stark pre-qualified for the 2003 Class 2A State Track Meet in the discus, following a personal-best throw at the league meet in Kremmling on May 3.
The city will give the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association $2,000 to help sponsor the 2003 Economic Summit.
April's Month of the Young Child wrapped up Saturday evening at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel with a special dinner and celebration for local child care providers and teachers of young children.
There are still a few weeks left in the school year, but eighth-grader Paul Berry already is looking forward to escaping to Florida when classes end.
Monday, May 5
Farmers, ranchers pleased with
The sloppy weather that has inundated the Yampa Valley the last two weeks has area farmers and ranchers whistling a happy tune.
For the members of the Steamboat Springs track teams, the season comes down to this weekend and the regional track meet.
Facility will be west of Steamboat
Routt County will build its proposed justice center west of Steamboat Springs. How far west is still up in the air.
Superintendent search heats up
The search for a new Steamboat Springs School District superintendent is beginning to heat up as the school year and Cyndy Simms' stint as head of the district wind down.
For physician Jim Dudley spring has always been a time to give back, but it's also a great opportunity for student athletes to cash in on the doctor's generosity.
Faith Mendoza is here for the long haul.
Arrive early and bring a tent. That's the best advice for parents wanting to register their children for spots in the Steamboat Springs Summer Day Camp program.
Sunday, May 4
Nearly 50 years after it formed, the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association continues to touch the lives of Routt- and Moffat-county residents.
The U.S. Forest Service will present information on key issues to the Steamboat Springs City Council at Tuesday's council meeting.
Complete with an Eiffel Tower and air conditioning
This was going to be the year that I finally got my chance to travel abroad.
Service will be running in next 10 days
Yampa Valley Air Ambulance should be ready for takeoff within the next 10 days, after nearly two months of suspended service following the crash of its lone plane.
Saturday, May 3
The "Support our Troops" signs are starting to fade from spring rains, television attention has shifted from 24-hour coverage of the war in Iraq to regular programming and the first rotation of soldiers are on their way home.
Three Steamboat Springs men will be on trial later this month for their suspected connection with a hit-and-run accident that seriously injured a Hayden man last summer.
SSHS weighs honor code to make accusations, disciplinary actions more fair
Steamboat Springs High School soon may join the growing ranks of a nationwide trend by implementing a student honor code.
Friday, May 2
Board met with lawyer in executive session to discuss options
When -- and if -- a Steamboat Springs Montessori charter school will open for students remains unclear, even though the Colorado Board of Education ordered the Steamboat Springs School Board more than three weeks ago to approve the charter school application.
Ten 4-H members are learning what it takes to work in the ranching business.
It would have been easy for members of the Steamboat Springs girls tennis team to pack up and come home from Grand Junction, but the Sailors decided to stay and support Kelli Parnell.
Study trips bring international flavor to humanities programs in U.S.
Like most teachers, Sandy Conlon can use a little shot in the arm at the conclusion of a long school year.
Park offers variety of recreational activities
Byers Fleming of Denver has been fly fishing on the Colorado River, South Platte and many other places, but never the Yampa -- until Saturday.
In 1996, Congress passed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
Lacrosse team picks up stick skills, understanding of game
The Steamboat Springs boys lacrosse team concluded its 2003 season -- the second year of the program's existence -- with a 7-2 loss to Green Mountain on Friday night.
If you've ever seen the mating dance of the male prairie chicken, you've witnessed one of the most spectacular displays of male posturing in the bird species. He struts, spreads his tail feathers, hoots and puffs a bright red sac in his neck as he attempts to woo females.
United Way event gives opportunity to help elderly, disabled, disadvantaged
It's time to care. Routt County United Way is holding its annual Day of Caring the morning of Wednesday, May 14.
More than 7,000 Colorado children without dental insurance will receive free dental care today as part of "Smile-a-bration," which will serve as a platform to enroll children in the Colorado Child Health Program Plus (CHP+).
Only a few Routt County athletes will ever get to experience winning a state title. That is a fact of life.
Kelli Parnell advanced to the 2003 Girls State Tennis Tournament after finishing second in regional competition this weekend.
Sailors downed 3-1 in opening round
Disappointed in the result but not the effort, the Steamboat Springs girls soccer team saw its season come to an end after losing to Longmont 3-1 in the postseason's opening round Saturday.
Natural attraction a must-see
The canyons of southeast Utah are the obvious first choice for frozen mountainfolk who want to escape mud season and already have used up their serious-fun tickets.
The two most important government entities in the town of Hayden -- the Board of Trustees and the Board of Education -- are embroiled in a dispute in which there is only one loser: the taxpayers they both represent.
The Steamboat Springs High School girls lacrosse season came to a close last week in Denver with a pair of heartbreaking losses.
Behind the Headlines
An 11-year-old boy presided over court proceedings at the Routt County Courthouse on Friday. He took testimony from a blue ox, heard closing arguments from a pint-size prosecutor and entrusted the fate of a man named Paul Bunyan to a jury of fifth-graders.
Thursday, May 1
Contest kicks off Be Kind to Animals Week
Something terribly, terribly wrong happens when people have pets. Their voices get higher and they start squeaking nonsense as if the pets were children.
Free weekly art shuttle begins May 29
Pat Walsh works in paint, pastels and monotypes, but lately the dabs of oil paint on her glass palette are starting to dry next to the half-finished canvas on her easel.
Imagine: I was a squinting cavefish emerging from years in the dark. There was warm air and leaves on every tree.
Assembly a painful reminder of ugliness of drunken driving
The short walk from the front-row seats in Steamboat Springs High School's auditorium to the on-stage podium is hardly remarkable -- unless Steamboat Springs resident Mike Westphale is the one doing the walking.
Every summer, Ted Hoffman attempts to replicate on asphalt the feeling that comes from gliding across a smooth layer of ice.
Thursday marked the first day of Greyhound Lines' cooperative effort with the city of Steamboat Springs at the Stockbridge Multimodal Transportation Center.
It's a good thing that every member of the Hayden High School track team didn't make it to last night's Hayden Board of Trustees meeting.
The snow, rain and mud in Steamboat Springs are sure signs that the mountain biking season is still a few weeks away.
Girls soccer team will face Longmont at home Saturday
The Steamboat Springs girls soccer team will open postseason play against Longmont at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Chamber orchestra, Arts Council, Strings in the Mountains affected
On Tuesday, members of the Steamboat arts community receiv-ed a sobering e-mail from Steamboat Springs Arts Council Executive Director Nancy Kramer announcing what she termed an "unfortunate sign of the times."
Florida man also seeks to build 12 luxury units
The same Florida developer who intends to break ground on The Chadwick condominium project this spring has two other projects in the works here.
Band plays Friday at Old Town Pub
If you can recognize your favorite Johnny Cash tune after it has been threaded through the punk rock guitars of Buzz Cut Sheep, it may be that you are listening too hard.
Cindy Gay says, 'I have the perfect job'
"Look at all this," Cindy Gay said with the unabashed enthusiasm of a child, her pointed index finger panning her Steamboat Springs High School science classroom. "It's like a giant playroom."
Euzoa Bible Church got a little breathing room to continue holding worship services and other church activities at its Strawberry Park location Thursday night.
They met in Auburn, Ala., as college seniors ready to graduate and build the rest of their lives. Phil and Jessica Laramore had been dating for three months when Phil asked if she wanted to pack up her life and move to Colorado with him. It was 1991. They tried Boulder first.