News for Saturday, October 25, 2003

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What about breast cancer?

Behind the heads with Mary Jo Wiedel

Q. What technology do you have available in the Diagnostic Imaging Department for the detection of breast cancer?

Retirees can return to work

Post-retirement employment contracts similar to ones signed by high school football coach Mark Drake the past several years aren't unusual in the Steamboat Springs School District or anywhere else in the state.

Excavator sees boom in business

During more than two decades in the excavation business, Ed MacArthur has never seen clients so eager to get their construction projects out of the ground in late autumn. MacArthur, the owner of Native Excavating, has been in business in Steamboat Springs for 22 years.

Rabbit Ears

Go before the snow

It was silent on top of the southern side of Rabbit Ears Peak last Sunday, except for the wind blowing heavily to the east.

Battling beetles

Workers strip bark to minimize tree-killing epidemic

Billions of beetles have been chewing their way through spruce trees all summer.

Building Permits for Oct. 13-17, 2003

Chris Black & Susan Noble 1160 Manitou Avenue Owner/contractor Addition $68,640

Transactions for Oct. 13-19, 2003

DEMENT FAMILY TRUST TO SCHWARZ, CONNIE B. FOR SANCTUARY SUBD FILING 4 LOT: 66 - $302,000

Thelma Stevenson Versaw, 1910-2003

Thelma Stevenson Versaw passed away Sept. 21, 2003, in Albuquerque, N.M. She was 93.

Soccer season ends in Denver

Jeff Gerali leapt high in the air and struck a header into the Steamboat net for the first goal of the match, and the Mullen Mustangs never relinquished the lead. Mullen went on to defeat the Sailors soccer team 4-0 in the 4A state soccer playoffs Saturday in Denver.

Just 47 lots in the Sanctuary remain

Mike Roberts, owner of Habitat Design & Construction, envisions the future when he builds a house. As a fan of computer-controlled lighting, temperature and music in new homes, Roberts has installed these elements in the construction of his new home in The Sanctuary subdivision and the house next door, which he built to sell.

Readers sound off for Sunday, Oct. 26

Hang in there, Williams I just saw in the newspaper that Marcus Williams is back in the race. Marcus -- don't have any more bad days. We are with you.

Janet Kathleen Preator, 1938-2003

Hayden resident Kathleen Preator passed away Oct. 1, 2003, in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada. She was 65.

Edgar Stopher, 1909-2003

Former Steamboat Springs resident Edgar Stopher died Sept. 22, 2003, in Mesa, Ariz. He was 93.

Letters to the editor for Sunday, Oct. 26

For the past four years, it has been my privilege and my heartbreak to be the attorney for Victor Cordova Jr. I do not think I have ever known a finer, nicer, sweeter young man. Your readers will have heard of Victor from the Oct. 22 news story about his guardianship case. Although your reporter did not misrepresent what was in the court file, the court file does not tell the whole story.

Our View: Funding our history

Referendum 1A on the Nov. 4 ballot asks voters to approve a 0.3-mill property tax to support museums and historic societies in Routt County.

Business News in Brief

Sheri Steiner has resigned from her position as director of development and marketing, fund raising and advertising for Strings in the Mountains music festival effective Oct. 31.

Rams wrap up with win

Rams senior Hallie Shiner calls it fishing.

Water commission back tracks

In the once married, mostly divorced relationship between the city and the Mount Werner Water and Sanitation District, the latest therapy session has the Steamboat Springs Water Commission asking how far back it needs to soul search in order to move forward.

Career Center gives students choices

Resource helps juniors, seniors learn about college options, opportunities

October is a busy month for Gayle Dudley and the scores of Steamboat Springs High School seniors deciding their post-graduation plans.

Sailors back on top

Friday was payback time for the Steamboat Springs football seniors.

Defying the myths of aging

Every October, in the desert near St. George, Utah, thousands of senior citizens prove that they don't have to slow down just because they are getting older.

Oak Creek roasters know their beans

Storm Mountain Coffee knows patience means perfection when it comes to roasting

An unroasted coffee bean is unassuming.

Officials optimistic about ski season

Chris Diamond is cautiously optimistic about the pace of reservations for the coming ski season. He's more confident that two of Steamboat's entry points will make a better impression on arriving vacationers this year.

Ski swap gets Steamboat thinking winter

The temperature cooled down Saturday, but there wasn't a hint of snow in Steamboat Springs. That didn't hinder people from dreaming about carving some champagne powder, though.