News for Friday, October 10, 2003

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Women, girls bond over books

Library presents 'It's a Girl Thing'

It's what girls and women love to do -- talk. "We especially like to discuss a topic and how it relates to our own lives," said Currie Meyer, Bud Werner Memorial Library youth services librarian. That's the idea behind the "It's a Girl Thing" reading group.

Running past the Demons

The Steamboat Springs football team found its running game Friday against Glenwood Springs, which is fortunate for the Sailors because they would have lost if they had been forced to throw the ball.

Rifle season opens today

Safety stressed as hunters descend on Routt County

The blaze orange is back. Lincoln Avenue was alive with camouflage coats, bright orange caps and horse trailers Friday afternoon as hunters from across the country descended on Northwest Colorado to try their luck with the largest elk herd in the nation.

Briefs for Oct. 10, 2003

Steamboat Pilates offers five-week FitBalls series Steamboat Pilates is offering a new five-week series called "On the Ball" Pilates utilizing FitBalls. The class will begin at beginner level and progress. Working on the ball increases balance and core strength. Classes will be at 6:45 a.m. Fridays beginning Oct. 17 at the studio in the Old West building at 11th Street and Lincoln Avenue. Cost is $55. Call 879-6788 or stop by our studio at 11th Street and Lincoln Avenue in the Old West Building.

Trooper may have saved man's life

A Colorado State Patrol trooper may have saved a man's life during a routine traffic stop.

Ski pass offers trail variety

Cross-country skiers can tour Yampa Valley with one pass

Nordic skiers in the Yampa Valley will be able to purchase one ski pass this winter that will allow them to enjoy groomed cross-country skiing at each of five different touring centers.

Penalty kick makes game

Everybody expected the Steamboat Springs boys soccer team to beat a struggling Palisade team in the final regular season game Friday afternoon.

Two arrested on drug charges

A Colorado State Patrol trooper stopped a car at gunpoint in the Steamboat Springs Heath and Recreation Center parking lot after the driver fled and another man moved into the driver's seat and attempted to leave.

Motor home explodes at Stagecoach

Tom Engle and his brother Terry had never had problems with their 1975 motor home before. But just after noon Saturday, the engine on the 24-foot GMC motor home burst into flames that eventually consumed the vehicle.

Sailors open weekend strong

Solid team serving helps team finish home games on top

It was important to the members of the Steamboat Springs girls volleyball team Friday night that they got off to a good start in the squad's final home stand of the season.

Woman charged with forgery

Christine Metz PILOT & TODAY STAFF STEAMBOAT SPRINGS A 43-year-old Steamboat Springs woman was arrested Thursday on suspicion of forging more than $6,000 in checks. Cindy Lou Winograsky faces charges of theft and forgery, both felony offenses. An arrest warrant issued by the Steamboat Springs Police Department alleges Winograsky stole and forged eight checks worth $6,463.34 from her former employer, Professional Ski Instructors of America and Rocky Mountain Ski Instructors Education Foundation, a nonprofit subsidiary. A Professional Ski Instructors of America employee told police that between April 19, 2002 and June 10, 2002, Winograsky wrote eight stolen checks payable to herself, endorsed them and took them to the bank. The checks were type-written and bore bond marks, confirming they had been presented for payment and honored at the bank. On June 13, 2002, Winograsky confided in the employee that she had stolen the checks from the employee's desk and used Executive Director David Hidalgo's signature stamp to complete the checks before taking them to the bank. This was done without authorization, the employee said. Winograsky also took $320 in cash and replaced it with checks from her personal account that had insufficient funds, the employee said. Winograsky had made restitution payments between $6,299.68 and $6,349.68, the employee said. The arrest warrant states Winograsky disputes the amount. Court records show that in 1997 Winograsky was charged with theft and forgery for taking more than $1,500 from Arc Welding Specialists. Documents show that she pleaded guilty to the theft charge, and the forgery charge was dismissed. Winograsky posted $5,000 bond Friday. She is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.

Sailors still alive in playbacks

The Steamboat Springs No. 4 doubles team of Dylan Roberts and Brian Behrman noticed a few things about their opponents in the playback semifinal at the Class 4A boys state tennis tournament Friday. First was the size of Niwot seniors Dillon Cruden and Justin Higley, who were nearly a foot taller. Next was their power, as they sent balls skyrocketing off the courts at Pueblo City Park.