News for Saturday, October 11, 2003

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Commission looks to boost airport revenues

After being quickly immersed in airport economics this week, the new Yampa Valley Airport Commission asked Routt County staff to finalize a budget that will not raise the overall fees airlines pay for the privilege of taking tickets and landing jets in Hayden.

Wasting away

Disease breaking down elk, ranchers

Visionaries. It's how Steamboat Springs elk rancher Judith Harrington describes herself and fellow alternative livestock ranchers.

Routt County Spotlight for Oct. 12, 2003

Debbi Funston

Real Estate Transactions, Sept. 29-Oct. 6

BOBONICH, PATRICIA LEE TO JODY KLINE 2000 IRREVOCABLE TRUST FOR 4 BAR G SUBDIVISION, LOT 5 -- $475,000

City Council District 2: Making changes

District 2 candidates vow to leave their mark

If there is one thing the candidates for the District II seat of the Steamboat Springs City Council race have in common, it is their vow to make changes if elected.

Running on hydrogen

South Routt men convert car engines to run on alternative fuels

Fred Robinson and his son, Tai, have dreams of changing the world one vehicle at a time.

Advocating for women for 20 years

The stories stay in her bones. They pump through her blood -- year after year of bruises and bleeding and mothers running away in the middle of the night with their children.

City Council District 1: Having know-how

District 1 candidates have political experience

A four-year Steamboat Springs City Council incumbent and a former city employee say they have the experience and knowledge it takes to hold the District I seat.

Walking the line

Slack-line walking as challenging as rock climbing

As Drew Gunn steps onto a strip of 1 inch nylon webbing, it stretches under his weight like a slingshot. But Gunn stays on the line, balanced like a tightrope walker -- arms outstretched -- and starts to walk. Forward at first and then backward. Then back to the center where he practices bouncing on the rope, the first step in a series of tricks he has yet to learn.

Business News in Brief

Longtime Steamboat Springs businesswoman and educator Cathy Lewis is the newest Realtor at Century 21 Ski Town Associates, according to managing broker/owner Chuck Armbruster.

After slow start, Mountaineer is expaning

The Mountaineer at Steamboat, a development of duplexes near the east end of Walton Creek Road, was completed in 2000, but is now expanding to meet high demand for the units. Five dual-family buildings are being constructed. Most of the concrete work is complete and several framing, siding and finishing crews are working steadily to get as much done as possible before winter arrives.

Sunray Meadows construction under way

It's unlikely something like this will be available in Steamboat Springs again, Realtor Ken Gold said about RE/MAX's new development of a large vacant lot on Village Drive -- the last large open space in the neighborhood.

Meat prices beefing up

Ranchers in Northwest Colorado are making a profit when they sell feeder calves this fall -- as much as $200 per animal -- but that hasn't always been then case.