News for Friday, October 31, 2003



Planting seeds: now or in spring?

To seed or not to seed? With apologies to ol' Will Shakespeare, that is the question asked by many high-country gardeners every fall.

Lodge's Pearl lodge

Old Clark ski area lodge on the market

Craig Lodge has found himself in many sticky situations.

Transactions for Oct. 20-26


Briefs for Nov. 1, 2003

N. Routt County resident's 2-car garage catches fire A North Routt County resident returned home about 4 p.m. Friday to find the roof of his two-car garage on fire.

Costumed kids hit downtown for candy

Sponge Bob was a big hit at last year's Downtown Halloween Stroll. This year, it was his dimwitted sidekick Patrick cruising Lincoln Avenue for candy.

Real estate sales see gains across the board

Homebuyers, homebuilders and investors should be smiling as real estate numbers continue to climb in 2003.

6-car pileup on 40

Snowy road conditions and excessive speed contributed to a six-vehicle pileup outside Milner on Friday.

Grant aims to help smokers

ALA gives high school money to aid students who smoke

Steamboat Springs High School is the recipient of an American Lung Association grant it hopes will help students who are addicted to tobacco kick their habits.

Senior shines in Sailor victory

Senior seasons are supposed to be the greatest for football players. After years of growing into shoulder pads and helmets alongside teammates and friends, seniors finally are rewarded for sticking it out through junior high and JV.

Halloween brings snowfall

Cold weekend temperatures may be ideal for making snow

It was treats and not tricks when skiers and snowboarders woke up on Halloween morning to the sound of snowplows rumbling on the street. Steamboat Springs recorded its first measurable snowfall since Sept. 10 on Friday.

Winter sports sales grow

Skis aren't the biggest factor

Sales for the winter sports market grew 4.1 percent last winter to $2.2 billion, and neither skis nor snowboards were the story.

Wildhorse developer seeks creative business

Developer Whitney Ward said he is "holding off some national chains" that have expressed interest in his new commercial center in an effort to find a Colorado business entity that can add something extra to Wildhorse Marketplace.

Business briefs

Steamboat dentist tabbed by Institute Steamboat Springs dentist Jim McCreight will assist nationally known practice consultant Robert H. Maccario at the Las Vegas Institute with a program called Dental Concierge.

The Record for Nov. 1, 2003

12:51 a.m. A juvenile was reported to be very intoxicated and needing help in the 1300 block of Bob Adams Drive. The boy received a ticket.

Early vote numbers close to 2001's

Two weeks of early voting ended with the polls closing at 4:30 p.m. Friday, bringing a grand total of 1,357 early votes, including 255 absentee votes, Elections Deputy Vicky Weber said.

Tony Connell: Clearing up West End misconceptions

I would like to respond to Rick Bear's letter, which creates an air of confusion and misinformation about the development and sales of West End Village.

Happenings for Nov. 1, 2003

An opening reception for "An Unspoiled Eye: New Works by Steamboat's Young Artists" is from 4 to 6 p.m. at River Art Studio, 430 Yampa Ave.

Building Permits

Steamboat Springs Building Permits Eagle One 1439 Eagle Glen Lane Drahota Construction Single-family residence $458,799

Depth of little concern for tennis team

Future depth should be of little concern to the Steamboat Springs boys tennis team.

Steamboat fares well during JV soccer season

Balancing schoolwork, practice and a travel schedule is often a difficult task for young athletes, and it was no different for this year's Steamboat Springs JV boys soccer team.

Museum looking to 1A

Hayden Heritage Center hopes to expand hours, collection

The Hayden Heritage Center is stuck, spinning its proverbial wheels. The 87-year-old railroad depot that houses the Heritage Center is structurally sound, and its collection is well protected, but the building could use some work, be better secured and use an expansion, said Donna Hellyer, Heritage Center tour guide and chairwoman of the Hayden Planning Commission.