News for Thursday, October 2, 2003



a work in progress

Collaboration, experimentation on display at River Art Studio

Art can be a solitary, lonely endeavor, requiring hours of closed-door studio time. The quiet keeps some social people away from the canvas.

District's legal expenses increase

Montessori battle among reasons

Legal expenses for the Steamboat Springs School District increased nearly 700 percent last year, largely because of an ongoing battle over a proposed Montessori charter school and a feud between former superintendent Cyndy Simms and Strawberry Park Elementary School Principal John DeVincentis.

Xcel seeks use of town water

EPA rule may force Hayden Station to modify its power plant

Whether the town of Hayden will supply Hayden Station with potable water is still up for discussion, but the Hayden Town Board showed enough support Thursday night to encourage the power plant's engineers to further study the possibility of using town water and the requirements such a measure would entail.

Steamboat loses musician to Big Easy

By the time you read this, there will be a hole in the fabric of Steamboat Springs where Andy Pratt used to be.

Ranch wife, 85, has stories to tell

At 85, Elaine Gay has yet to grow old. She is full of wisecracks and opinions -- ready to fight the world or feed it, depending on the needs of the day.

Basketball coaches cautious

The idea of changing the playoff format for the Colorado High School state basketball playoffs has been met with mixed reactions from area coaches and administrators.

Sailors stay on course in Huskies win

With slightly more than three weeks remaining in the regular season, the Steamboat Springs volleyball team is beginning to display the kind of ball befitting a postseason contender.

Sailors sink in 'cage'

Rifle beats soccer team, gains one-game lead

Visiting teams call Rifle High School's soccer field the "cage" because of its close fences.

The record for Oct. 3, 2003

Painter knows her place

Pat Lipsky knows exactly where her dot will be placed on the timeline of art history. As she speaks, her language is soaked in the names of art movements and great artists.

News in brief


Brief Points

Hopes high in homecoming

Delta is one of the best 1-4 teams Mark Drake has prepped to play.

Hayden Tigers face Cardinals today

Team makes changes to open running game, coach says

While recovering from last week's 34-0 loss to Meeker, the Hayden Tigers have made a few changes in hopes of a better turnout against Grand Valley at 7:30 p.m. today.

Summer burglary arrest made

DUI stop reportedly leads to SSWSC break-in confession

A routine traffic stop Thursday morning lead to an arrest connected to a Sept. 19 burglary of more than $4,000 in equipment from the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club.

Voters should heed deadlines, new rules

Routt County Clerk Kay Weinland said she expects some voters to be turned away at the polls this year.

Sorocco gets second chance

Rams team faces Cowboys tonight in Paonia

Through three league games, Meeker and Paonia have separated themselves in the Class 1A Western Slope standings, punishing opponents with superior size and strength en route to matching undefeated league (3-0) and overall (5-0) records.

Outfitters permit for tours recommended

A permit that allows Steamboat Lake Outfitters to run snowmobile and All Terrain Vehicle tours out of an area just south of Hahn's Peak was recommended for renewal by Routt County planning commissioners Thursday night.

No. 3s and biological clocks

There is something about hiking that leads to great conversation.