News for Friday, November 14, 2003

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Briefs for Nov. 15, 2003

Yampa Valley Recycles celebrates the sixth annual America Recycles Day today. Through Nov. 17, there will be six satellite recycling sites accepting aluminum and tin cans, glass and plastic bottles, newspapers, magazines and corrugated cardboard.

Happenings for Nov. 15, 2003

The Routt County Humane Society's 18th annual "Picture your pet with Santa" fund-raiser is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. Cost is $15 per pet. Call 879-7247.

Sliegh rides make for fun and unique entertainment

Horse-driven sleighs were the historical mode of winter travel in the Yampa Valley, allowing ranchers to throw pitchforks of hay to waiting cattle even in the deepest snow.

'Tis the season

Craft bazaars mark start of holiday festivities

Church basements lined with cookies and handmade Christmas decorations help mark the beginning of the holiday season.

Museum brings Meeker history alive

The White River Museum in Meeker houses an array of artifacts and oddities documenting the history of settlers in Northwest Colorado.

Whole package

Steamboat PostNet franchise caters to customers

When Kathy and Terry Stokes first proposed opening a PostNet franchise in Steamboat Springs, the company told them the market was too small to afford success.

Elkins subdivision under construction

The 20 households at Elkins Meadow at Little Fish Creek will enjoy Steamboat Spring's only formal ice skating pond when their homes are complete.

Ready for more

Sailors face undefeated Jaguars on Saturday

It's hard not to stare. Wednesday afternoon, as the Steamboat Springs football coaches watched D'Evelyn on the game film that is their only visible scouting tool, eyes kept focusing on a football player heads and shoulders above everyone else -- literally.

Transactions for Nov. 2-10, 2003

REGIONAL AFFORDABLE LIVING FOUNDATION TO LEVY, RICHARD FOR 1/2 INTEREST WEST END VILLAGE LOT: 59 - $35,000

Northwest Colorado is prime hunting ground

Northwest Colorado boasts some of the largest elk and mule deer herds in the world, making it a prime destination for hunters. Affordable license fees, first-rate accommodations and the availability of over-the-counter licenses contribute to the influx of tourists the area sees from September through November.

Hot Springs is one of city's top attractions

For centuries, people have come to the Yampa Valley to enjoy its hot springs. The Ute Indians believed the area springs had healing powers and would visit them after battles.

Yampa water, sewer rates may rise

Yampa residents likely will be paying about $10 a month more for water and sewer charges beginning in January.

Howelsen Hill has a legendary history

Jeff Nelson, Howelsen Hill's skier services supervisor, likes to refer to the downtown park and ski area as the Jewel of the City. "It's our most heavily used city park," Nelson said.

Permits for Nov. 1-7

Steamboat Springs Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel 2300 Mt. Werner Circle A & O Enterprise LLC Roof Replacement $170,000

Briefs for Nov. 16, 2003

Colorado Group Realty LLC has announced that Pete Wither has joined the ownership group of the company, making a total of 17 owners.

Steamboat team doing fine in underdog role

Kevin Dombey gets the impression that those outside the Steamboat Springs locker room don't believe that he and his teammates belong on the same football field as D'Evelyn.

Playing a numbers game

When he was growing up, Kip Hafey remembers wanting to be just like the Moffat County quarterback.

Fair promoter awarded

Linda Long recognized for work on Routt County Fair

Lifelong Routt County rancher Linda Long is a firm believer that county fairs bring people and families together. Ever since her grandparents introduced her to the Routt County Fair when she was a young girl, she understood the annual gatherings could unite generations.

The Record for Nov. 15, 2003

Thursday, Nov. 13 1:30 a.m. A domestic dispute was reported on Cherry Drive, where a boyfriend and girlfriend reportedly got into a verbal argument. Alcohol reportedly was involved.

Steamboat rolls D'Evelyn 22-0

David May scored on a 2-yard quarterback sneak to put Steamboat up 22-0 over D'Evelyn and seal a trip to the state semifinals for the Sailors.

Steamboat ski school teaches perfect turns

With more than 400 instructors coming from a variety of backgrounds, including ex-CEOs, PhDs, year-round professional instructors who travel to different countries to teach, and young skiing stars, Steamboat Ski and Snowboard School offers the perfect lesson for everyone.

Ice skating programs grow in popularity

The recent expansion of Howelsen Ice Arena and the growing interest in ice skating in Steamboat Springs has figure skating coaches and rink directors excited about this season's ice skating offerings for locals and visitors to Steamboat.

Ice fishing opportunities abound

With the long winters in Northwest Colorado, the lakes freeze over thick enough for fishermen to enjoy their favorite winter pastime -- ice fishing.

Health and Recreation offers chance to swim, relax, work out

The Steamboat Springs Health and Recreation Association offers a chance for skiers to relax after a day on the slopes. The facility is at the intersection of Third Street and Lincoln Avenue and offers yoga classes, hot springs-fed pools, massages, workout equipment and other amenities.

Retailers make it easy to get outfitted

After committing to a ski vacation in Steamboat Springs, out of town visitors may find their next challenge is getting outfitted. With a wealth of rental shops and specialty clothing stores, visitors don't have to look far to find the equipment they need.

Steamboat is a skier's dream

Steamboat Springs is known for its champagne powder, a term that was coined before the ski resort even began. As legend has it, a rancher gave the snow its name, said Andy Wirth, vice president of sales and marketing for the Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. Now, skiers and boarders from across the country come to the resort, hoping to catch a powder day.