News for Saturday, November 1, 2003



S. Routt explores economic options

Interest in economic development is building in Oak Creek. There are new businesses such as a coffee shop, a thrift store, a coffee roasting company and a tile and granite shop. There are new residents, who have chosen to live in Oak Creek for the lifestyle and tele-commute to work.

Five injured in snowy accident

Five young adults were injured Saturday morning when their 1987 Subaru GL-10 wagon slid on an icy section of Colorado Highway 131 and collided with a tow truck en route to another accident.

Tuesday's election expensive

Meyer leads campaign spending with $6,000

The three-way City Council District 2 race is shaping up to be the most expensive in Tuesday's local elections.

Happenings for Nov. 2, 2003

MONDAY n Steamboat Springs School Board meets at 6:30 p.m. in the School Administration Building on Seventh Street.

Steamboat prepares for Tri-Valley's Sterling

The Colorado High School Activities Association won't release official playoff pairings until mid-day today, but Steamboat Springs most likely will be hosting Sterling to open the 2003 postseason.

John Bouldin: Highway thanks

I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to travelers on U.S. Highway 40 during our recent series of resurfacing and guardrail projects on northwest highways.

The Record for Nov. 2, 2003

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.

Our View: A recap of our stances

On Tuesday, Routt County residents will decide on candidates and issues that will help shape the future of our communities, our schools and our state.

Bob Wiley: Support of Referendum A

It is very disappointing, disturbing, disconcerting, disgusting, disagreeable, discomforting, displeasing, distressing, discouraging and disastrous the attitude of many politicians, public figures and others in Colorado regarding "Referendum A." The misconceptions that are being spread by those against it are appalling.

Yoga: the Fountain of Youth

Brittain Roberts believes she has discovered the secret to staying young forever. On Saturday, she's going to share it with Steamboat Springs.

Book fairs take children on adventures

Strawberry Park and Soda Creek elementaries host events to get children excited to read

Visitors to Strawberry Park Elementary School's library and media center may not believe someone could be more excited about a book fair than library information specialist Sherry Holland -- until they see the ear-to-ear smiles of students entering the fair.

Soundoff for Nov. 2, 2003

No snowmobiles I am calling in reference to the article about snowmobiles being approved possibly in the town of Oak Creek. Last year, they were being ridden in town anyway with no repercussions. There were no lights on them. They were being ridden up and down the streets and jumped over hills late at night. They were an accident waiting to happen. I totally disagree with the town of Oak Creek's decision. Please reconsider and do the right thing.

Hunting hazards

Lapses can lead to fatal accidents

Patt Dorsey says split-second mental lapses often are to blame for incidents that end in serious injury or death for hunters.

John F. Russell: Olympians need more than snow

Remember the days when freestyle skiers in the Rocky Mountain Division needed snow to practice their sport?

Marvin "Dick" Wisecup 1935-2003

Lifelong Oak Creek resident Dick Wisecup died suddenly on Oct. 25, 2003, at Yampa Valley Medical Center. He was 68.

Births for Nov. 2, 2003

Emily Elizabeth Howe, daughter of Lyn and Jim Howe of Craig, was born at 1:35 a.m. Oct. 16, 2003. She weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 inches long. Her siblings are Jimmy and Rose Howe. Her grandparents are Bill and Janet Smith of Anchorage, Alaska, Gussie Howe of Seattle and Blake Howe of Seattle.

Lila Rider: Town Talk: Oak Creek/Phippsburg

Sympathy We extend our sympathy to the family of Mary Ida Kenyon, who passed away Oct. 8, 2003. Kenyon was born in Oak Creek, where she spent her youth on a ranch. She later moved to Steamboat Springs and then to Grand Junction.

Nancy Spillane: Whiteman thanks

We would like to publicly thank the many people who attended our recent ABC Fund Raiser at Olympian Hall.

Class Notes for Nov. 2, 2003

Gallagher named teen of month Kaitlin Gallagher, a Steamboat Springs High School senior, is the Optimist Club's teen of the month for October.

Terry DelliQuadri: Vote no on Ref. A

If you are a boater make sure you get out and vote against State Referendum A in the coming election. Also, make a point to remind another boater voter that they need to do the same thing.

South Routt Calendar for Nov. 2, 2003

Monday, Nov. 3 n The Oak Creek Public Library is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. n The Toponas Public Library is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Michael Brown: Truth about 2A

I would like to address Referendum 2A, which I find to be an insult to the intelligence of the voting public.

Donna Brinton: Get numbers right

I am writing in regard to the article on Referendum 2A in the recent voters guide.

Ashley Thomas-Koler - Eric Caster

Mr. and Mrs. William Koler and Mr. Phillip Thomas announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Thomas-Koler, to Eric Caster of Hayden.

Snow aids big game hunters

The 3 to 5 inches of snow that fell on the area overnight Thursday was a blessing for hunters gathering for the beginning of the third rifle season, which started Saturday.

Pair plans wood shop, furniture store

Businessmen Roach, Rench working on former VFW building in Oak Creek

Mike Roach walked with Craig Rench into the musty former VFW building on the corner of Sharp Avenue and Main Street to show him the site of their new wood shop and furniture store. Half of the old wooden bar was torn away. The floor was covered with dirty dishes, yellowed newspapers, plumbing fixtures and a thick layer of dust that had settled on everything.

Routt County Spotlight: Michelle Avery

Age: 36 Occupation: Realtor Place of birth: Denver