News for Saturday, October 18, 2003



Disturbed grave upsets neighbors

Nineteen-year-old Candice Moore noticed something odd while driving near her parents home north of Hayden a couple months ago: four or five men who looked to be in their 20s or 30s digging at a lone grave site just off the side of the road. One of the men leaned on his shovel and waved at her.

Transactions for Oct. 7-12, 2003


Heart can often beat the odds

What is heart ? You hear coaches and sportswriters use the term all the time to describe a team's efforts on the field.

Overcoming obstacles

Nothing could come between local woman and dream

On the morning of Feb. 8, 2003, a training ride went awry when triathlete Joy Rasmussen was thrown over the handlebars of her road bike and onto the Florida pavement -- jaw first.

XC teams statebound

A transplanted team from the Front Range and a broken foot made the regional meet less successful than the Steamboat Springs cross country teams originally hoped, but there wasn't a lot of complaining, as the girls and boys teams advanced to next weekend's state meet.

Learning isn't just for students

170 teachers attend conference on new teaching strategies, techniques

More than 170 teachers from across Northwest Colorado gathered at Soroco High School in Oak Creek last week, eager to show that learning isn't only for students.


Howell taking proactive role in community

Employing the community in the process of re-evaluating the direction of the Steamboat Springs School District has been near the top of Superintendent Donna Howell's to-do list since she took the helm two months ago.

Soundoff for Oct. 19, 2003

School Board story In an effort to allow fair reporting on Montessori, specifically regarding the article that was published Oct. 16, "School Board takes debate to Nov. 4 ballot," I'd like to point out deficiencies in the writing of this article.

South Routt calendar

Referendum 2A asks voters for city property tax

The City Council hopes to convince voters to approve Referendum 2A, a 3.55-mill property tax, by promising voters much-needed capital improvements if the tax passes and threatening service cuts if it doesn't.

Meet the candidates

Several members of the Teen Style staff turned 18 this year and will be entering the voting booth for the first time. Once the curtain closes, no teacher or parent will be looking over their shoulders to tell them how to vote. They will not be graded on how they vote or if they do. They are on their own. They are adults.


Referendum 1A is a tax increase for history

Routt County has a rich history. Hahn's Peak, now a quiet, dusty town, was once the county seat. There, some found their fortunes in the form of gold, while others saw their fortunes disappear after being sentenced to the local jail.

Our View: Referendum 2A

Referendum 2A, the city of Steamboat Springs' proposed 3.55-mill property tax, is not much different in concept from the 5-mill tax that failed in November 2002.

Letters to the editor for Oct. 19, 2003

Public process Thursday, Ken Brenner, on behalf of the Routt County Planning Commission, urged the city Planning Commission to recommend to the City Council to appoint a "growth management commission."

Referendum to raise taxes for museums

The stories of Northwest Colorado pioneers and settlers are told through the photographs and historical items preserved in local museums. Failure to fund continued preservation of those items will cost the region its history, Don Grant told the audience attending Wednesday's candidates forum at Centennial Hall.

James D. Funk 1918-2003

Hayden resident Jim Funk died Oct. 2, 2003, at Yampa Valley Medical Center. He was 85.

Steamboat team clinches playoff spot

In 30 years as head coach at Steamboat Springs High School, Mark Drake's had some memorable victories, but he said the 35-29 victory over Rifle on Friday "has got to be up there toward the top."

Town Talk: Oak Creek/Phippsburg

Our sympathy Phyllis Burrowes reports the passing of former resident Mary Steward King in Grand Junction on Oct. 9. There were no services. Mary was raised on Trout Creek and Oak Creek. Cards may be sent to Mike and Jeannette Page at 3005 D. Road in Grand Junction. Call Phyllis at 736-8298. Our sympathy to family and friends.

Education Briefs for Oct. 19, 2003

Paul Innes completes Idaho adventure course Steamboat Springs resident Paul Innes recently completed a 14-day summer adventure course in Idaho with the National Outdoor Leadership School. The course, which is designed for 14- and 15-year-olds, explored the Lemhi Range in eastern Idaho. Students learned skills such as backpacking, fly fishing, rock climbing and camping, as well as how to express their feelings openly, how to get along with a group and how to be a leader.

Worth the walk

Crop Walk raised $14,000 to help fight hunger

More than 200 people gathered at Tennis Meadows on Saturday for the inaugural Steamboat Springs Crop Walk.

Question of the Week

History in our back yard

Windy Ridge quartzite quarry was vital to early American Indians

One hundred centuries ago, a modest rock outcropping overlooking the divide between North Park and Middle Park was a focal point for hunter/gatherer tribes throughout the region.

USFS, DOW team up to save fish

Crosho Lake was losing trout to shallow waters of an irrigation ditch

Crosho Lake is a popular, secluded fishing location in the Routt National Forest at the foot of the Flat Tops, but for the past 15 years, many of the fish ended up in deadly shallow waters.

James E. Dorr 1938-2003

James Elmer Dorr died Oct. 12, 2003, at Doak Walker Care Center. He was 64.

Births for Oct. 19, 2003

Building Permits for Oct. 1-18, 2003

Gary Ertl 2075 Homestead Court Dalor 2000 Builders Inc. Duplex $502,888

The Record for Oct. 19, 2003