News for Saturday, November 8, 2003

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Cross country skiing begins

Skiers hit the trails for second earliest opening in 25 years

The Steamboat Ski Touring Center figuratively stepped into its bindings Saturday, marking its second earliest opening in 25 years.

Sound-off for Nov. 9, 2003

Connell comment City Council President Kathy Connell's "let them bleed a little" statement shows just how little she thinks of us taxpayers.

Historic tax successful in Steamboat

There's a sign outside the Tread of Pioneers Museum in downtown Steamboat Springs with a smiling face that simply reads, "Thanks for your support."

South Routt Calendar for Nov. 9, 2003

Monday, Nov. 10 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.

The art and craft of the Yampa fair

More than 70 booths will offer myriad products, just in time for the holidays

When Yampa resident Nita Naugle is painting, she has to set an alarm to remind her of appointments. Otherwise, she would paint all day.

Josefita "Josie" Gallegos Hyre, 1928-2003

Former Hayden resident Josie Gallegos Hyre died Oct. 28, 2003, in Grand Junction after a brief illness. She was 75.

Our View: Board, council must show way

At issue: The new Steamboat Springs City Council and School Board

Our view: The leadership of the new presidents will be critical.

Sailors survive

Steamboat slips by Sterling in playoff victory

Steamboat Springs' defense was not supposed to win Saturday's playoff game. Ask linebacker David May, who doubles as the Sailors' starting quarterback. May figured the only way Steamboat could beat Sterling was if the game turned into a shoot out.

John F. Russell: Ski season may cure my Bronco blues

The snow that fell in Steamboat Springs last week couldn't have come at a better time.

Behind the heads: Ken Brenner

What to expect from a new council?

Q. In 2001, you lost to Loui Antonucci in a City Council election. This year, you defeated Kathi Meyer. What was different this time?

Strong set to lead council

Councilman Paul Strong, in line for the council presidency, sits in the center of the revolving power axis created by the results of Tuesday's municipal elections.

From Iraq, with love

Military operations separated Steamboat teacher, soldier husband

So her students would understand why Ms. Rush cries sometimes, she prepared an explanation.

Class Notes for Nov. 9, 2003

4 students named to merit program

Students teach good health

Middle schoolers become health conscious, teach their peers

Alyssa Walter is going to think twice about what she eats.

Family walks on the wild slide

Passion for music runs in the family

Never has the phrase "family unit" been more apt. To enter the Clark family home at the end of long dirt driveway is to enter a self-contained world.

Births for Nov. 9, 2003

Kori Tara Deaton, daughter of Jennifer Deaton and Charlie Deaton of Craig, was born at 3:15 p.m. Oct. 21, 2003. She weighed 4 pounds and 13 ounces and was 18.5 inches long. Her grandparents are Kay Schaffer of Carr, Mike Schaffer of Fort Collins, Terry Deaton of Rainier, Ore., and Sandy and Charles Deaton of Oakland, Ore.

Janice Illian: Mount Werner Water

In response to ex-City Council member Jim Engelken's letter in the Oct. 31 Steamboat Today, it most definitely is not a fact that Mount Werner Water owes the city any money.

Larry Kaminski: Support coach Drake

I have read with amazement the articles about coach Mark Drake. I have yet to hear what he has to say or see some investigative, nonbiased reporting. I see a mob, hanging judge and malicious folks.

Lindsey Rosso: Late-term abortion ban

The partial-birth abortion ban that President Bush signed into law last week leaves out the most important thing of all: the health of a woman.

Lila Rider: Town Talk for Oak Creek and Phippsburg

Happy anniversary Dan and Susan Allen celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary Oct. 29 and went to Las Vegas for the celebration. Lots of happiness, and have many more years together.

Pamela L. Mittlestadt, 1948-2003

Pamela L. Mittlestadt, 55, of Newark, Del., died suddenly Oct. 25, 2003.

Bere S. Neas: Drake is an asset

Coach Mark Drake is an asset to the Steamboat community and for the area's young adults.

The Record for Nov. 9, 2003

JAIL REPORT 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.

Routt County Spotlight: Lynette Weaver

Lynette Weaver Age: 52 Occupation: Pet groomer, director of "Heeling Friends" Place of birth: Alamosa

Skaters' results don't reflect accomplishments

The results don't stand out, but the accomplishments are noteworthy.