Tuesday, September 30
A landowner with property adjacent to the Steamboat Springs Airport has proposed forming a special district to cover a $12 million infrastructure project.
One minute, 24 seconds and four plays into the game, Meeker scored its first of five touchdowns with its relentless offense, shutting out the Tigers Friday in Hayden
Judy Green grew up living the ranch life in Eastern Colorado. When she married in 1969, she began visiting Routt County, where she met another couple of ladies who led similar lives on the East Williams Fork River south of Hayden.
With its innovative Knowledge and Skills-Based Pay program, the Steamboat Springs School District is asking its teachers to take a gamble, but it's a gamble that, if implemented correctly, will pay off for good teachers and the community.
The three members of the Steamboat Springs golf team had plenty of time to absorb the events of the past couple of days as they made the long drive back to Steamboat from Alamosa.
Sailors avenge only loss
The bad passes and the missed shots that accompanied a 2-1 loss to Moffat County less than a month ago fueled the Steamboat Springs boys soccer team's efforts Tuesday night at Dudley Field.
'Die-hard locals,' tourists join in 2003 Running Series
Barbara Jones and Andy Picking were the top runners in the 2003 Steamboat Springs Running Series.
Last week, the guys and gals who cut the grass and water the greens at the Sheraton Steamboat Golf Club proved they also are pretty good with putters and drivers.
Until two years ago, Linda Lewis wasn't interested in politics. She always voted, but her involvement stopped there.
Public welcome to attend election forums Oct. 15 The Steamboat Pilot & Today and KRMR radio will host a pair of election forums Oct. 15. A midday forum will be from noon to 2 p.m. at Centennial Hall and an evening forum will be from 7 to 9 p.m. at Olympian Hall.
Four teams showed up for the Moffat County versus Steamboat Springs volleyball match Tuesday night, the teams' coaches said. First was the confident, aggressive Sailors playing the non-communicative, tense Bulldogs. Then it was the disoriented Sailors who had a hard time getting out of a mental funk versus the smiling, anticipating Bulldogs.
31 drop dependents from health-care plans
More than two dozen Steamboat Springs School District employees have dropped their dependents from the district's health insurance packages because of increased costs and decreased benefits.
Project breaks ground on west side
Seven Steamboat families are in a race to put new roofs over their heads before winter sets in, and they'll have to do much of the work themselves.
New EPA standards lead to discussion
Not only are executives at Xcel Energy looking for competition from coal suppliers, but in light of rising national standards for potable water, the company is looking for alternative water sources.
A documentary film project about the community of Hayden officially has begun. Images of life in Hayden have been filmed, and interviews with a broad spectrum of Hayden residents will start soon.
The town of Hayden will not get all the things it wants in 2004. It might not even get many of the things it needs.
Monday, September 29
Woman found unconscious in car on U.S. Highway 40 A woman was found unconscious in a car on the side of U.S. Highway 40 near Saddle Mountain Ranch on Saturday afternoon.
The Steamboat Springs Sailors played their best golf this season when they were having fun.
Steamboat Sailors host Moffat County Bulldogs in rematch
Steamboat Springs High School senior Devin Borvansky still hasn't forgotten what happened earlier this month when the Sailor soccer squad traveled to Craig and was upset by the Moffat County Bulldogs.
South Routt rancher has plan to sell $5M rights to Eagle County
A South Routt rancher has proposed a $5 million sale of water use rights to Eagle County water suppliers.
Delta plans low fares from California
Resort officials are studying the possibility of adding more direct flights from Atlanta on Delta during the peak weeks of ski season this winter.
County's three school districts report declining numbers
Enrollment figures in each of Routt County's three public school districts remain down as the state's official pupil count date nears.
A Steamboat Springs man accused of shooting at two excavation workers by the Yampa River turned down a plea offer Monday.
During last year's election, ballot counting was on hold for two hours while workers tried to get Routt County's counting machine working.
A bar owner who was charged with serving alcohol to a minor and, in a separate incident, eluding police and resisting arrest is evaluating a plea offer from the District Attorney's Office.
Sunday, September 28
A dog injured in a three-vehicle accident died Friday night after undergoing surgery for massive internal bleeding.
More than $500 worth of alcohol was reported stolen from the Ore House on Saturday.
Most of us are walking a tightrope, balancing work in one hand and family in the other. But how many people actually think about balance in its true physical form?
The city of Steamboat Springs was awarded an $115,920 federal grant to help fight and prevent wildland fires.
A one-vehicle, noninjury rollover accident occurred Saturday morning on U.S. Highway 40 near milepost 142.
Saturday, September 27
Hit the trail and watch as colors peak this weekend throughout the Yampa Valley
No matter how well you can explain the scientific process of slowing chlorophyll production, fall's sudden explosion of yellows, reds and oranges is still a magical thing and a good excuse for long hikes and longer drives.
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Some people purchase miniature waterfalls for the soothing sounds the flowing water produces. Mark Lea was seeking similar tranquility when he built his house at 665 Meadowbrook Circle, but his dreams of flowing water were on a much larger scale.
Builders association may ask city to reduce valuations in response
Most builders say they won't be affected by a proposed 11.7 percent increase in Routt County Building Department permit fees.
Homebuyers, builders feel impact of doubled, tripled costs
Homebuyers and home builders should expect to pay more when building a new house. Lumber prices have soared -- some materials have tripled in price since last year -- thanks to steadily increasing demand, a supply that can't keep up and the will of Mother Nature. Last week was the first since early spring that prices have stayed level instead of increasing, building suppliers said.
After struggling in her last game, Hannah Gary led the way for the Steamboat Springs volleyball team in its straight-set win against Rifle on Saturday.
Soroco football tackles 'firsts'
It finally happened. The Soroco Rams got their first league victory in four years, and they won their first homecoming game in seven years. But before the deal was sealed, the Rams were given a few scares.
Spectators saw a different team in the Soroco High School gym Saturday -- not just Plateau Valley, but a new home team.
Chris Moneymaker isn't your typical sports icon.
Even in defeat, all was not lost for the Steamboat Springs football team Friday night.
The Steamboat Springs girls cross country team finished first, and the Sailors boys placed third as a team at a meet hosted by Moffat County on Saturday in Craig.
Down match point and three games into the second set against Evergreen's Tim Heitch, Steamboat Springs tennis player Taylor Reed rallied to win the second and third set, and subsequently the match, in Saturday's duel at the Tennis Center in Steamboat Springs.
Place-based education thrives at Yampa Valley Science School
Steamboat Springs Middle School science teachers Matt Tredway and Matt Anderson watched from the periphery Wednesday as their sixth-graders poured out of several cabins on the Perry-Mansfield campus into an open field.
Court rules Yampa man must get rid of junkyard on his property
Tom Cole sits at his kitchen table in his house near Yampa, a black cap pulled low on his forehead.
Reared on shotguns and hooked on trap shooting, Clark teen aims for Olympics
Peering through the amber-tinted lenses of his safety glasses, Wiley Button scans the horizon for a fast-moving clay pigeon.
Steamboat Springs resident Jodi Harris-Fox died Sept. 6, 2003, in Las Vegas. Jodi was born Feb. 12, 1964, in El Paso, Texas. She lived in Fairbanks, Alaska, and the Dallas/Fort Worth area before moving to Steamboat in June 2002.
School district struggles to create a fair performance-based pay system
Despite continued progress, major issues remain unsolved in the Steamboat Springs School District's quest for a progressive pay and evaluation system for teachers and staff.
Tom Sharp is the on the board of the Upper Yampa Conservancy District.
Steamboat Springs learned the value of Triple Crown Sports last summer.
Audrey Wheatley, daughter of Marcy and Alan Wheatley of Kremmling, was born at 8:18 p.m. Sept. 13, 2003. She weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces and was 18.25 long. Her siblings are Mandy Wolfe, Scot and Tammy Wheatley and Bailey Monnahan. Her grandparents are Ken and Stella Wheatley of Kremmling, and Nalla Hansen and Alden Monnahan of Deer Trail. Her great-grandparents are Irene Monnahan of Strasburg and Pat Hansen of Columbus, Neb.
Friday, September 26
Five turnovers cost Steamboat the game
Palisade's defense couldn't slow down the Steamboat Springs passing game. Steamboat's defense couldn't contain Palisade's powerful running attack.
Bob Kuusinen started flipping burgers at the top of Thunderhead more than 31 years ago. On Friday, the man who moved up through the ranks to become senior vice president of Steamboat Ski Area operations announced his retirement.
Two people listed in fair condition, one treated and released, and a dog underwent surgery
A three-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 40 just east of Steamboat Springs sent three people to the hospital and a dog into surgery Friday afternoon.
Audit finds school district communication needs to improve
Improving communication with its employees and providing expanded opportunities for parent and community involvement are just two of the ways the Steamboat Springs School District can improve itself, according to a final communication audit report issued by the National Public School Relations Association.
Football, volleyball teams play host to Plateau Valley
Homecoming athletic activities in South Routt conclude today with the Soroco volleyball and football teams playing host to Plateau Valley.
The Colorado State Patrol is looking for the previous occupants of a 1996 Volkswagen Jetta, who allegedly stole the vehicle, drove it into the side of an embankment and then abandoned the car three blocks away.
The Routt County Sheriff's Office said that because of difficulties in the investigation, it is not ready to file charges in the shooting death of a hunter.
The Steamboat Pilot & Today and KRMR will host two election forums on Oct. 15.
Benefit dinner supports Routt County Search and Rescue
The annual Routt County Search and Rescue Fund-raiser has raised almost $12,000 for the volunteer emergency service group since it began eight years ago, Search and Rescue member Scott Havener said.
One minute, 24 seconds and four plays into the game, Meeker scored its first of five touchdowns with its relentless offense, shutting out the Tigers in Hayden 34-0.
Thursday, September 25
Winnie DelliQuadri wants to draw the shortest line between two points: funder and nonprofit organization.
When photographer Jessica Maynard lifted her camera and looked through the viewfinder, she wasn't prepared for what she saw.
Music Tonight Worried Men play at 9:30 p.m. at Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill, Fifth Street and Lincoln Avenue. Call 879-3773.
School board candidate concerned about time commitment
Mike Skov announced Thursday his intention to withdraw from the Steamboat Springs School Board race.
Heidi Meshurel-Jolly always knew she'd live in Steamboat
In the Steamboat Springs landscape, there are a few characters who have talents larger than their tiny town, but they live here because they love it. And they stay because Steamboat Springs has made a place for them.
Nonprofit nature organization moving across town
Simplicity. That has been the mantra of Yampatika staff and volunteers since they learned they were losing their downtown location to the real estate market.
Mike Ross fills position that has been open for almost a year
When Yampa resident Mike Ross learned a position was open on the Yampa Town Board, he thought about applying.
4-0 Steamboat faces powerful Palisade squad
The Steamboat Springs football team aimed to be undefeated heading into today's game against Western Slope powerhouse Palisade in Grand Junction.
A heart-pounding 4-3 win over Colorado Academy on Tuesday night marked the latest accomplishment for the Steamboat Springs tennis team.
Bird and horse were infected this summer
While Routt County Environmental Health Director Michael Zopf was investigating a sewage complaint at an old septic tank Monday, he came across a mess of mosquito larvae.
South Routt School District officials say they hope to dispel a community perception that the district's secondary schools are inferior to its elementary school.
A draft of the Steamboat Springs Area Community Plan Update is available, and the governmental review process of the document has begun.
The city Planning Commission had no qualms about allowing a car dealership to be built at the corner of U.S. Highway 40 and Curve Court but said it wants to see a high quality of architecture and landscaping.
Art winners announced The winners of "Digital Fine Art 2003" were announced this week. The exhibit was judged by Angela Forster, assistant professor in Electronic Media Arts Design at the University of Denver. The show is on display at the Depot Art Center, 1001 13th St., through Oct. 19.
Wednesday, September 24
Tuesday afternoon: That was me, leaning across the counter at a downtown clothing store, reaching for my receipt.
Group trying to stop Lafarge gravel pit wants state listing
The valley south of Steamboat Springs is in the running to be named as one of Colorado's Most Endangered Places -- an important designation for a group trying to stop the creation of a gravel pit.
Dance theater looking for choreographers, dancers
Steamboat Dance Theatre's winter performance won't take the stage until March, but now is the time for dancers and choreographers to step forward.
Council president issued statement backing the department
City Council President Kathy Connell issued a statement in support of the city's police department at Tuesday night's council meeting and stressed the city's emphasis on customer service.
Women gather to embrace autumnal equinox
The autumnal equinox is the time when day and night are equal, when the sun crosses over the Earth's equator.
The Routt County Sheriff's Office is not ready to rule the shooting death of a hunter an accident.
Steamboat City Council scratches cat nuisance laws
Life for cats throughout Steamboat Springs got a little easier Tuesday night, thanks to a change the City Council made in its municipal code.
The incomplete Knowledge and Skills-Based Pay system for Steamboat Springs School District teachers and support staff tops the School Board's list of priorities.
First Impressions board meeting draws School Board, council candidates
Campaign stickers, pamphlets and advertisements are beginning to circulate in Steamboat Springs, and all three were on display Wednesday inside the Routt County commissioners hearing room.
Tuesday, September 23
The recent controversy surrounding a proposed Montessori charter school has, at its heart, the question of why Steamboat needs school choice. The reasons are:
Few agencies are more valuable when it counts most than Routt County Search and Rescue.
20-year-old suffers head injuries after fall from back of Blazer
A 20-year-old woman was taken to the hospital with head injuries after falling off the back of a Chevrolet Blazer on Tuesday morning.
City sales tax revenue continues to decline with July seeing a 3.09 percent decrease from the year before.
Homeowner Bill Padgett has little choice in matter, may have to move
Steamboat Springs native Bill Padgett may choose to continue to live in the home constructed for his parents in the 1940s, but it will have to be moved from its location on Crawford Avenue.
City Council members want to file for recreational water rights before 2004
City Council members expressed an increased sense of urgency to file for recreational water rights at Tuesday night's meeting
Previous residents Charlotte Perry, Frank Light were a factor in decision
The dark log walls, thick white mortar and the forest-green roof of the Bennett House in uptown Steamboat Springs suggest that the house has an interesting history.
11s Club invites public to enter homecoming parade Soroco High School's 11s Club invites community members and organizations to enter Friday's homecoming parade. Entry forms can be picked up at any South Routt post office or at the high school office. Entries must be turned in by 4 p.m. today. This year's homecoming theme is "Survivor on Soroco Island, home of the reigning Rams." Call 736-2531, Ext. 4106.
Steamboat Springs residents Vic and Flo Hencken received a phone call from the Red Cross on Tuesday morning, asking them to help with disaster relief in Maryland. The Henckens board a plane today at 10:20 a.m. to fly from Hayden to Baltimore.
Sailor player seriously injured
The members of the Steamboat Springs soccer team should have been celebrating Tuesday's 5-2 victory over Battle Mountain after the final whistle.
The Steamboat Springs volleyball team picked up three wins over the weekend, including two league victories, setting the stage for Thursday's highly anticipated match against league rival Glenwood Springs.
The Steamboat Springs Parks and Recreation is hosting the annual NFL Punt, Pass and Kick Competition at 5:30 p.m. today at the Ski Town Fields next to the tennis bubble on the east side of town.
Monday, September 22
Cog races looking to expand in future
Even with several crashes at last weekend's Colorado Cog Rally race in Routt County, organizers said the competition went smoothly and that they would like to see an expanded race next year.
The terms of more than a dozen Education Fund Board members and members of the Fund Board's three commissions have been extended through November as the Steamboat Springs Board of Education and the Fund Board look for a way to stagger future terms.
'Self Help' celebration scheduled for Sept. 30 The United States Department of Agriculture, the Regional Affordable Living Foundation and the Rural Community Assistance Corporation will hold a "Self Help" celebration at 11 a.m. Sept. 30 at West End Village. The celebration is in recognition of a $388,750 grant awarded to Mutual Self Help, an affordable housing program in which people build their own houses. The Mutual Self Help Program is new to the community and will provide technical assistance for 24 houses in 24 months. The check will be presented at the site of the first seven houses that are to be built by the first group of families.
Sailors, Huskies in race for title
The Steamboat Springs boys soccer team is off to one of its best starts ever.
Shortly after Meeker running back Sean O'Brien stormed into the end zone for the Cowboys' second touchdown of the first quarter Friday night, Soroco coach Gary Heide called his players to the sideline.
Funds would have added air service
Yampa Valley Regional Airport missed out on a federal grant that officials hoped to put toward new off-season air service and improvements at the terminal.
Sheriff's Office: Lifelong friend mistakenly shot Gerald Holverson
A 44-year-old Wisconsin hunter died Saturday morning in what the Routt County Sheriff's Office said was an accidental shooting.
The Denver Federal Court sentenced two Steamboat Springs men to prison for growing marijuana in their condominium.
Colorado Department of Local Affairs awards money to water facility
The Colorado Department of Local Affairs has awarded an additional $102,000 in grant funding and an additional $92,500 in loans to the county to fund improvements to the Phippsburg water supply and treatment facility.
Steamboat Springs City Council could make it legal again to carry firearms on sidewalks, streets and private property within the city.
Sunday, September 21
Hunter education class available at CMC The Colorado Division of Wildlife will offer a hunter education class from 6:30 to 9 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, at Colorado Mountain College. The cost of the course is $10. Call 870-4444.
Props, costumes moved from Seventh Street Playhouse to CMC
As the Steamboat Community Players moved 17 years worth of props and costumes out of the Seventh Street Playhouse this weekend, and Players president Nina Rogers looked back at the empty theater, she was saying goodbye to a lot of memories -- good and bad.
Course presents tips on defensive driving
Doug Grogan and Bobby O'Toole, both driver managers at Alpine Taxi, will host a course on defensive driving from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Steamboat Pilot & Today conference room, 1901 Curve Plaza. Tuition is $10.
Life gets lonely when you have no one to talk to who understands your problems.
Fighting for every breath is more difficult than quitting smoking
Emphysema is a lung disease that literally leaves people gasping for air. Lung damage builds up over a number of years, at first without symptoms but later causing wheezing and shortness of breath.
Run for Literacy benefits Newspapers in Education program
John McDaniel of Salt Lake City and Emily Conjura of Steamboat Springs took the men's and women's seven-mile titles Sunday in the Steamboat Pilot & Today Run for Literacy.
Saturday, September 20
Steamboat wipes the court with Hotchkiss, Cedaredge
The benefits of playing some of the top teams and players in the state will be visible as the Steamboat Springs boys tennis team heads into the home stretch of its regular season.
Scott Parker & Shannon Stipech 2948 West End Avenue Crystal Peak Combined Single-family residence $99,780
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It was time for Paul and Camille Fisher to retire. Paul loved skiing, so the couple explored their options in Colorado. When they found a 35-acre lot with a panoramic view of Mount Werner, Rabbit Ears Pass, Blacktail Mountain, the South Routt Valley and the Flat Tops, they decided Steamboat Springs was the place.
Allison Kusy has purchased a house and two condominiums in the past five years, and each time, she has worked with Realtor Wendy Fisher of Anchor Realty. "She's friendly and easy to work with," Kusy said. "She responds promptly. She's able to find the property I'm looking for, and she consistently keeps me up to date."
Richard A. Monaghan, President of Putnam Retail Management at Putnam Investments in Boston, Mass., has announced that Eileen Allen, an investment professional with Wells Fargo Investments, is a member of Putnam's 30th Annual Golden Scale Council.The Putnam Golden Scale Council consists of investment professionals who have met the highest professional standards in serving investors during the previous year.
A trio of Steamboat-based construction and development professionals has created a new company to build 26 golf-course duplexes in the new Grand Elk Ranch & Club near Granby.
Ken Shaffer has been conducting tests on other people for more than two decades. Now he's testing his own ability to create a new niche in the medical field.
The handshake. The post-game tradition is as much a part of high school sports as the pre-game warm-up, the announcement of the starting lineup and the national anthem or Pledge of Allegiance.
Elk antler growth had been great; bow hunters spot plenty of them
The elk in Northwest Colorado have been dining exceptionally well this summer and that's welcome news for anyone hunting for a trophy bull this season.
Routt County Deputy Elise Andres works with the ElderWatch program in Routt County. The program is a joint effort between the Attorney General's Office and the AARP, which works to reduce the financial exploitation of seniors.
The Steamboat Springs City Council has its work cut out in deciding how to fine-tune its five-year capital improvement plan.
Masked behind the Steamboat football team's 4-0 start and 163 points scored is the falling off of its traditionally potent ground game. Coach Mark Drake would be lying if he said it isn't a concern.
Katie Lindquist doesn't see 4 a.m. often, so she took delight in watching the August moon travel across the Canadian sky.
A fire ignited at about 3 p.m. Saturday at a house at 3374 Apres Ski Way. The owners, who live in California, were not at the residence, Steamboat Springs Fire Chief Bob Struble said.
Brand Spankin' Used thrift store offers variety of finds
A light wool jacket that's an "incredible shade of green" with embroidered lapels is one of Janine Pierce's favorite pieces of clothing.
Rally race driver Jeff Zwart and his navigator, David Epperson, grew up together in Southern California. In high school, Zwart often tried to scare the younger Epperson and other friends who rode in his car with his fast driving.
On Oct. 21, 1993, two odd-looking strangers turned up in a quiet neighborhood in Steamboat Springs.
The cheering emanating from Klumker Field quieted weeks ago. The minivans and sport utility vehicles with soap-painted windows disappeared with it, as did mobs of uniformed baseball players strolling Lincoln Avenue between games.
Brewfest attendees take in warm weather, cold beer
A sunny, clear blue sky was the perfect setting for this year's Steamboat Mountain Brewfest, unlike the past few years, when clouds, rain and a lack of beer kept the festival from reaching its potential.
The Periscope established in second year
Amanda Toy always knew she wanted to write for her high school newspaper.
The band 311 produces a sound driven by reggae, rock, punk beats and funky bass lines, a mix between rap and metal. When formed in 1990, their sound helped to spearhead a new genre. Recognized as a musically talented and creative band with a positive and energetic sound, 311 has stayed strong for more than a decade, generating a large fan base through its many hit singles and records.
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech..." begins the First Amendment. Lately, however, many feel that this freedom has come into question because of the rise of patriotism and because of a new Colorado law requiring that teachers and students recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
Teens discuss mandatory Pledge of Allegiance, student drug testing
In the past month, teens have appeared in the newspapers, thrust into the spotlight by new rules regulating the way they act.
Friday, September 19
Seneca Coal supply in question; Xcel looking for alternatives
Xcel Energy, the company that owns the Hayden Station power plant, is making changes that could affect the people that it serves, including Yampa Valley Electric Association customers.
The idea was born 28 years ago in an effort by former Olympic skier Jim "Moose" Barrows to make sure that every child in Steamboat Springs had a chance to be a part of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club.
Sailors aim to earn steak dinner with passing yards
If the Steamboat Springs offense throws for more than 1,500 yards this season, the linemen each receive a steak dinner.
Oak Creek kicks off events with parade
On Friday afternoon, Oak Creek's Main Street will close to make room for a line of students and residents marching in Soroco High School's Homecoming Spirit Parade.
Yampa Valley Partners will host Regional Leadership Summit
One way to ensure the Yampa Valley maintains a high quality of life is to measure community indicators -- education scores, average wages and poverty levels, for example -- and use them to make good decisions.
Fire chief's mom pours buckets of water onto burning cabin
The 5-gallon buckets of rainwater Sandy Wisecup was storing for her chickens came in handy Friday morning when she used them to douse a fire burning in the corner of her cabin.
Attorney general says an ounce of elder fraud prevention is worth many pounds of cure
In the fight against financial exploitation of seniors, Colorado Attorney General Ken Salazar said the state needs better laws and must do a better job of enforcing them while also working to prevent elder fraud.
Construction prohibits dogs, strollers at race Because of construction taking place on the Yampa River Core Trail, dogs, strollers and bicycles will not be allowed in Sunday's Pilot & Today Run for Literacy 5K run and race-walk. New concrete has just been poured at the west end of the trail and it is closed to public use until Sept. 30. While the trail will be opened temporarily for Run for Literacy competitors, traveling over the freshly poured concrete in anything but rubber-soled shoes will not be allowed because of the damage it can cause. The First Impressions Tot Trot will remain open to dogs and strollers. Race-day registration for the 5K run and race-walk and seven-mile run begins at 8:30 a.m. Sunday at the Pilot & Today building. Races begin at 9:30 a.m.
Hayden High School football coach Shawn Baumgartner is in good spirits.
Thursday, September 18
Colorado Attorney General Ken Salazar is coming to Steamboat today to talk about the financial exploitation of seniors. It is an issue the Routt County Sheriff's Office knows all too well.
One of the first steps South Routt should take to develop its economy is to form a shared vision and build a sense of community in the area.
Making it in music is as much about survival as it is about talent.
Leisure Resorts likely to be sold by Oct. 31
A pair of timeshare resorts owned by bankrupt Leisure Industries Corp. of Las Vegas is expected to be sold by Oct. 31.
The Steamboat Springs Running Series concludes Sunday with the Steamboat Pilot & Today Run for Literacy, a seven-mile run and a 5K run or race-walk.
Montezuma-Cortez football coach Tom Adair asked the question several times and got several answers.
Sailors win 3-2; Glenwood coach refuses to let Demons shake hands after game
Steamboat Springs freshman David Comeau picked the perfect time to score his first varsity goal when he arched the winning shot over Glenwood Springs' goalie Thais Kulwiec three minutes into overtime.
Routt County residents who live close to Hayden now have a better shot at tapping into Hayden's water supply.
Cancer Support Group to host sharing session The Yampa Valley Cancer Support Group will host a special caring and sharing session Monday for those dealing with cancer and their significant others. The session is at 7 p.m. at the Visiting Nurse Association office at 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101. Call the VNA at 879-1632.
Steamboat Mountain Brewfest is the last big party before ski season begins.
The 38-year-old Steamboat Golf Club should be able to get a new clubhouse, Routt County Planning commissioners decided Thursday.
My back aches and a tearing numbness pains
Two pieces of bread, a knife and two jars -- one full of peanut butter and the other with jelly. To most, it's the obvious makings for a sandwich, but for others, it can be an unsolvable puzzle.
The atmosphere is "eat, drink and be merry." At the eighth annual Madness de Vine fund-raiser for Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp, guests start the evening with a Gondola ride into one of the biggest cocktail parties of the yea
It was as if the music world was waiting at the gate. Vienna Teng only needed to flip the latch and let them in. But she was afraid.
Digital exhibit first of its kind in the Yampa Valley
Photographers went through the same fight for legitimacy 50 years ago, before the booming voice of the art world declared it acceptable.
Wednesday, September 17
A man charged with two counts of fourth-degree arson remained in jail Wednesday, even though a judge reduced his bond.
Steamboat Springs Montessori filed a motion Wednesday in Denver District Court seeking summary judgment in its lawsuit against the Steamboat Springs School District.
Sailors win regional title
The Steamboat Springs High School golf team has been waiting for this day for more than a month.
The members of the Steamboat Springs cross country team continue to impress coach John Smith, particularly with their performances at meets Smith deems to be more training runs than competitions.
Backpack, $200 reported stolen from store Tuesday A backpack and $200 were reported stolen from a Yampa Avenue sporting goods store Tuesday night. Steamboat Springs police Sgt. Nick Bosick said two cash registers were broken into and $100 was taken from each at Backdoor Sports. A Plexiglas window in the back of the building, facing the Yampa River, was broken. Police suspect the break-in occurred between 6 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. Wednesday. Bosick said police have no suspects and are investigating the incident. Only one piece of merchandise was missing, a new backpack. The coins were left in the register, Bosick said.
Routt County United Way is asking residents for $400,000 this year, a donation total that would top last year's record mark.
Listeners in Steamboat Springs have been enjoying classical music on WWFM for several years, but the detailed weather reports for Trenton, N.J., have been a little off key.
The Steamboat Golf Course is seeking permission to build a new golf clubhouse and pavilion and to provide additional water through a new water connection to the Steamboat II Metro Water District.
After more than a week away from competition, the Steamboat Springs volleyball team returns to the court this weekend for three matches in three different towns in less than 24 hours.
Two South Routt brothers, arrested last week on suspicion of stealing a truck in Texas, pleaded guilty Wednesday to driving under the influence of alcohol and theft of camping gear.
Several parents, students and residents voiced their concerns about Hayden High School's new drug testing policy at Wednesday night's School Board meeting.
A judge on Wednesday refused to lower the bond for a man accused of breaking into ACZ Laboratories Inc. and damaging property.
Tuesday, September 16
Officials said her contract violated district's agreement with insurance provider
A provision in Superintendent Donna Howell's employment contract with the Steamboat Springs School District was amended this week after officials discovered the contract violated the district's agreement with its health insurance provider.
The Steamboat Springs City Council made a commitment to contribute $50,000 a year over the next five years for improvements to Yampa Valley Regional Airport.
Chamber members say they want to see capital improvements that would improve business in Steamboat Springs before they give their support to the city's proposed property tax.
A 40-year-old Wisconsin hunter had to be taken to the hospital Saturday after shooting himself in the hand.
HLM presents draft costs of justice center to commissioners
The architects working on Routt County's justice center said it could cost more than $1.1 million for designs and engineering on the project.
Children are asked to bring pennies for 'I Cent a Student to College' program
The Tot Trot runners may not notice, but the site for the 10-year-old race has changed and so has the organizing agency.
Town's grant money will be used for video documentary
Several members of the Hayden community soon will be part of a documentary film being made by the town of Hayden.
Coal companies that use Twentymile Road will continue operate their trucks on the road during school bus route times, but they have made an agreement with the Hayden School District to observe added safety precautions.
Supplies taken; children 10 to 12 suspected
Hayden High School sophomore Adam Akers walked into school Monday morning to an unfamiliar sight. Instead of a hallway neat and tidy from weekend cleaning, he found a corridor strewn with class notes and school supplies, flanked by open locker doors.
First phase of major development moves forward
Tom Heuer and the 4S Development crew finally are smiling after a Hayden Planning Commission meeting.
Volleyball squad gets home win over South Park
The Soroco volleyball team improved to 3-5 over the weekend following a win against South Park and a tough loss to Grand Valley.
Sailors gain valuable experience at tournament
High school tennis teams statewide gathered in Grand Junction over the weekend for what Steamboat Springs boys coach John Aragon said is one of the largest tournaments of its kind in Colorado.
The idea of driving along a winding, dirt-covered county road makes Mark Cox's heart skip a beat.
Victory sets up showdown with Glenwood
Nobody is going to argue that Tuesday's effort at Dudley Field was Steamboat's prettiest game of the season.
A 45-year-old Steamboat Springs man was charged with drunken driving and resisting arrest when he fled the scene of a traffic stop.
Hayden resident Steve Sirag created a Web site for the town of Hayden over the summer, but it lacked an element that Town Clerk Lisa Johnston and Assistant Clerk Susan Irvine thought was crucial for easy navigation: a search function.
Monday, September 15
State Sen. Jack Taylor, R-Steamboat Springs, will wait before deciding on a possible run for U.S. Congress next fall. Taylor has been mentioned among possible Republican candidates for the Third Congressional District seat being vacated by Rep. Scott McInnis, a Grand Junction Republican.
Routt County Commissioner Nancy Stahoviak said the Emerald Mountain Partnership could have done more to inform the public about the proposed Emerald Mountain land swap.
Regional tournament opens Wednesday
Veteran golfers Ryan Brees and Kenton Gamache would like nothing more than to return to the state high school golf championships this fall.
Six years of work to upgrade the Routt County Communications system could enter its final phase today if Routt County commissioners give the go-ahead for an approximately $80,000 project.
The South Routt County Community Assessment report may be finalized, but the community's work on the project is just beginning.
In an effort to meet the growing needs of an increasing population of non-English speaking students, the Steamboat Springs School Board approved on Monday the hiring of an additional English as a Second Language aide.
Judge orders Montessori case to be heard in Routt County
A lawsuit filed by Steamboat Springs Montessori against the Steamboat Springs School District will be heard in Routt County, according to an order by Denver District Judge Shelley Gilman.
Sunday, September 14
Victory ends middle school's 15-year losing streak
Steamboat Springs Middle School football coach Daren Mangiaracina had to check the school's trophy case to determine how long it had been since the team defeated rival Craig Middle School.
One out of every 50 people, or 2 percent of the population, will get colorectal cancer. Women are at a higher risk for colon cancer, while men are more likely to develop rectal cancer.
Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. 2305 Mt. Werner Circle Owner/contractor Addition/Alteration $33,200
A 60-year-old Steamboat Springs man was arrested Friday night after reportedly assaulting a Colorado State Patrol trooper and jumping on the hood of the trooper's squad car.
More than 100 go-kart racers descended upon Steamboat Springs over the weekend for the final event in the inaugural season of the Shockwave Karting Colorado Sprint Championships.
Something's fishy about a golf tournament that demands a skilled trout guide
Permit me to begin by observing that Jed Clampett and I would feel equally at home on a golf course. The patriarch of the Beverly Hillbillies might even card a lower score than me on the immaculate links of the Sheraton Steamboat Resort.
Board to hear request for additional ESL aide
The growing number of English Language Learners in the Steamboat Springs School District will prompt district officials to request funding for an additional English as a Second Language aide at tonight's School Board meeting.
Saturday, September 13
Maxine Hong Kingston speaks at Literary Sojourn
The entire audience was still in their seats as they waited for Maxine Hong Kingston, a tiny woman with a big literary voice, to take the microphone.
Steamboat ElderWatch Program comes to life
It used to be when Hazel Ferguson went to her grandson's middle school football games, the closest she could get to the field was the parking lot.
Declining numbers are costing schools
A continuing trend of declining enrollment in Routt County public schools is bringing less money for an already cash-strapped district and raising questions about the economic factors behind the decrease.
Steamboat Springs Montessori has filed a lawsuit against the Steamboat Springs School District in an effort to force the district to follow a state order to create a Montessori charter school in the district. Members of the Steamboat Springs Montessori Board -- including Jody Patten, David Patterson and Tony Requist -- discussed the status of the lawsuit and other issues surrounding the charter school. Is there a Behind the Headlines issue you want to know more about? Let us know. Call the news desk at 871-4207
The 2000 Census showed Routt County to be the least diverse of any county in Colorado with more than 10,000 people. Minorities comprised just 5 percent of the county's population, and just 3.22 percent were Hispanics. Anglos made up 95 percent of the county.
Hayden's only first-quarter play an intercepton
Paonia coach Jeremy McCormick said he wanted to set the tone early in Saturday's game against Hayden. His team did just that, allowing Hayden only one play in the first quarter, a pass that Paonia intercepted.
There have been more than a few puzzled faces in the stands during this fall's Steamboat Springs volleyball matches.
Shawn Scholl hopes to row himself into the 2004 Olympics in Athens
Shawn Scholl's got the wife and kids. He's got the master's degree in exercise physiology. He's already bought a house and owned a business, so really all that's left to do is make an Olympic team.
Steamboat conquers Howelsen Hill
Ask any of the runners, and they will tell you it's the hardest course in the state.
New book provides ultra-detailed look at Zirkel Wilderness Area hikes
There are some excellent guides to hiking the mountain surrounding Steamboat Springs already on bookshelves. However, author Raymond Ave has brought new precision to the genre.
Heading into Friday's meeting with Berthoud, Steamboat Springs football coach Mark Drake wanted his team to be consistent on offense, defense and special teams with the all-important league season quickly approaching.
Georgia Belle Hinkle died Aug. 2, 2003, in Grand Junction. She was 75.
Heather Bird Quinn, the beloved daughter of Michael and Kathleen Bird, died of leukemia on Aug. 30, 2003, at her home in Fort Collins. She was 29.
Former Oak Creek resident Mildred Bruchez passed away Sept. 11, 2003. She was 84.
Lambert "Bud" Roesch died Sept. 7, 2003, from complications from pneumonia. Bud, who was a resident of the Doak Walker Care Center, was 91 years old.
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Twenty minutes into last year's hunting season, Steamboat Springs resident Rusty McIntosh and his buddies had killed six elk near Quaker Mountain, about 15 miles north of Hayden.
Brian Olson's goal for "The Pines at Ore House Plaza" was to create units that were affordable but didn't necessarily look that way. "We wanted something affordable with nicer finishes," Olson said. "The value of what we're offering here is incredible compared to other developments going on."
Qwest Communications announced last week that the company now can offer high-speed DSL Internet in Steamboat Springs. "We are excited to be able to provide residents in Steamboat Springs with a service that can simplify their personal lives and help their businesses run more effectively," said Kevin R. Smith, Qwest president for Colorado.
Steamboat's No. 1 crop made an early appearance this week, raising expectations for an abundant harvest. But there's more to winter tourism than a surfeit of powder.
The addition of seven new physicians to the community this summer brings the total number of doctors on the active medical staff at Yampa Valley Medical Center to just more than 50.
Oak Creek blacksmith Brett Lindstrom says it's all about focus
Blacksmith Brett Lindstrom talks about working iron the same way that he talks about flying down mountains on a bike or sailing over bumps on the ski mountain.
Green River demands persistence from fly fishermen
Anglers who avoided the Green River near Dutch John all summer because of the crowds will find the closest thing to solitude the river offers this month. They'll also find finicky trout.
Hayden resident Mark Lawton died Aug. 29, 2003, when the military convoy he was traveling with was ambushed near As Suaydat, Iraq. He was 41.
Colorado Mountain College's Alpine Enrichment Project begins third season
A Colorado Mountain College program is striving to put the community back into community college.
Friday, September 12
After loss, Sailors open home play with win
The last thing the Steamboat Springs High School boys soccer team wanted in its home opener against Delta County was a replay of last week's heartbreaking loss to Moffat County.
Whether he wants it or not, the Steamboat Springs football team has given Lonny Radford the nickname "Heisman."
The Soroco Rams began Friday night's league opener against the Grand Valley Cardinals looking sharp, hungry and confident. Perhaps the Rams were too confident, senior tail back C.J. Remick said after the Cardinals shut out his team 7-0.
Extension office issues warning about pesticide solicitors
People who receive phone solicitations from someone trying to sell pesticides should beware, said Routt County Extension Services Director C.J. Mucklow.
It's a hard statistic for Tim Selby to ignore: Worldwide, 20,000 children die every day from lack of food, he said. That number includes children who starve to death and children who do not receive the nutrition their immune systems need to fight diseases.
Tyler Manzanares, 11, of Hayden sat for hours focusing on his father's tools, his father's instruction and a thick piece of cowhide.
Two South Routt County brothers were arrested on suspicion of vehicular theft and drunken driving after getting a truck stuck in the mud on the side of Colorado Highway 131.
5-year-plan will help outline what tax could accomplish
City Council will set a five-year capital improvement plan at its Tuesday meeting in hopes of giving voters an idea of where money will be spent if they approve a proposed property tax.
The days are getting cooler and shorter. Fall will be here before you know it. For gardeners, there is work yet to be done. If you succumbed to the beauty of dahlias and tuberous begonias when selecting bedding plants last spring, the task of preserving them is added to your fall to-do list.
As a wilderness ranger for the Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District, Jon Halverson spends a lot of his time maintaining trails and educating people about leaving no trace when they visit the backcountry.
Commissioners to hear pros and cons of Emerald Mountain land swap
A full house is expected Monday when the Routt County Board of Commissioners discusses a proposed Emerald Mountain land swap.
Thursday, September 11
On Tuesday, artist John Walker and the staff of Riverhouse Editions stood around the printing press holding their breath.
What if all those people who wished the tourists would go away got their wish?
Heating fuel will be more than twice last winter's price
Natural gas bills will likely be about 60 percent higher this winter than they were last winter, thanks to a second rate increase announced by Routt County's only distributor.
Decision expected by November
An evidentiary hearing for convicted murderer Michael Backus came to a close Thursday with a rebuttal from Backus' attorney, who said the lawyer who represented Backus in his 1995 murder trial made multiple errors while defending Backus.
There is a place, far from here, where a man is walking into a cafe to order a cup of tea. The hot tea comes to him in a sun-baked, unfired clay cup. He adds two cubes of sugar. He sips and talks to the other men in the cafe.
Isaiah 2:4 has become a mantra of the Catholic peace movement and it was repeated as such on Thursday, when more than 50 people gathered in the pews of the Holy Name Catholic Church to remember the anniversary the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
She wanted to love the new house. At 32, it is the first house she has ever owned and a first step for her and her husband.
Coed volleyball league sign-up ends Wednesday The registration deadline for the city of Steamboat Springs' fall coed volleyball league is Wednesday. Six people are needed to form each team, or individuals may join existing teams. Games will be played Wednesday evenings through mid-December. Call 879-4300.
Comic strips will hang next to more traditional work
There are five American art forms: jazz, the musical comedy, the mystery novel, the banjo and comic books.
SSEA board members will share duties
Unable to find a new leader at its membership meeting this week, the Steamboat Springs Education Association will continue to operate without a president.
Steamboat hopes to remain undefeated as it faces Berthoud tonight
Linemen learn they will receive little praise when a quarterback completes a 40-yard pass or when a running back tallies more than 100 yards in a game.
The Battle Mountain volleyball team showed up ready to play Thursday but was overmatched by an impressive Steamboat Springs squad that took the match, 3-0.
Should the Soroco football team pick up a league win this season, it will be the first in four years, so excuse the Rams if they are a little excited about ending the drought.
Last year, Dave Adler was one of 32 baseball players swinging for a title in the second annual home-run derby at Vanatta Field.
Former Steamboat Springs resident Gary Bosworth left a lasting impression in the Yampa Valley.
Drive-ins worth the drive
Across the United States, their white screens loom over sagebrush fields like huge tombstones. The snack bars are boarded up and the only sound is the clank-slap of a few dangling sound boxes.
After almost a year of planning and meetings with the Hayden Planning Commission, developers of the proposed 900-acre Sunburst Ranch subdivision received Thursday what they have sought for so long: approval of a sketch plan.
'Arrive Alive' volunteers could be at risk for felony charges
A presentation about starting a program to drive home teenagers after they've been drinking turned into a discussion about changing a Colorado statute on contributing to the delinquency of minors at the Oak Creek Town Board meeting Thursday.
In Oak Creek, residents say they have a tradition of helping people in need. Whether its cooking a dinner, cleaning house, lending an ear, or pitching in for a benefit dinner or car wash, people believe in helping their neighbors. In the case of Debby Wisecup, it's no different.
Snowmaking upgrades on schedule, but end of summer forces hill work to wait
Nobody wants to see heavy equipment moving dirt on the steep-pitched face of Howelsen Hill more than John Adams, the chairman of the Colorado Ski Heritage project.
Wednesday, September 10
Sailors eager for first home game of the season
After playing the first four games of the 2003 season on the road, members of the Steamboat Springs High School soccer team can't help but be exited about Friday's game at Dudley Field.
An 18-year-old man was taken to the hospital and arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after rolling his vehicle along Routt County Road 36 Tuesday night.
A 25-year-old man was found walking along a four-wheeler trail in California Park on Wednesday afternoon after getting lost and spending a night in cold, wet conditions.
A national religious organization says that Routt County has violated the constitutional rights of Euzoa Bible Church in Steamboat Springs and that it has "serious concerns" about how the county's zoning ordinance applies to churches.
Attorney says his client insisted on protecting Coit
The attorney who represented convicted murderer Michael Backus in his 1995 trial was called to the stand Wednesday and questioned about his representation of Backus.
Overlooking downtown Steam-boat Springs, Howelsen Hill doesn't appear menacing to the eye.
City, county representatives hold joint meeting Wednesday
The City Council and Routt County Board of Commissioners are considering changing their policies for handling abandoned building sites.
Golf and fly fishing are time-consuming sports. Yet, they have been rolled into one event for the second Golf Trout Tournament to be held Friday through Sunday. The event benefits the Yampa Valley Stream Improvement Charitable Trust.
South Routt could have a new museum if the Oak Creek Town Board agrees tonight to lease the Old Town Hall to the Historical Society of Oak Creek and Phippsburg.
N.Y. firefighter recalls Sept. 11, 2001; officials look at progress
Kevin Nerney, 45, moved to Steamboat Springs after retiring from the Fire Department of New York on Aug. 24, 2001. Eighteen days later, 343 of his colleagues were killed while trying to save people from the burning World Trade Center towers.
School Board takes extra steps to prevent fiscal disaster
Steamboat Springs School Board members are revising the district's asset-protection policy in an effort to increase fiscal oversight and prevent scandals such as the ones plaguing the St. Vrain Valley and Elizabeth school districts.
Steamboat Springs School District officials plan to move quickly to review the school system's director-district boundaries after it was discovered the procedure hasn't been done in at least six years.
Wednesday storm turns landscape white above 9,000 feet
Tom Baer ran into the snow line on Mount Werner at the saddle of the Rainbow ski trail Wednesday afternoon. He wasn't completely prepared for the weather.
The Steamboat Springs Running Series enters its home stretch over the next two weekends with the final races of the summer wrapping up in Kremmling and Steamboat.
Tuesday, September 9
Murderer of Gerald Boggs testifies in court for first time
Michael Backus, who is serving a life sentence for the 1993 murder of Steamboat Springs businessman Gerald Boggs, spoke in court for the first time Tuesday and said that he is innocent.
50 crowd Centennial Hall to lodge complaints, support police
The Steamboat Springs Police Department is not perfect, Public Safety Services Director J.D. Hays said as he defended the department's stand on DUI enforcement, treatment of juveniles and the officers' interaction with the public.
Council reverses policy, letting him keep city, military leave pay
Under considerable public pressure, the City Council agreed Tuesday to allow police Detective Dave Kleiber to keep his city pay and military leave pay, reversing a city policy and giving Kleiber some peace of mind before leaving to fight in Operation Enduring Freedom.
Strawberry Park staff won't get portion of performance bonus
Strawberry Park Elementary School teachers and support staff will not receive a disputed portion of their pay-for-performance bonuses if recommendations approved by the District Account-ability Committee on Tuesday are accepted by the Steamboat Springs School Board.
SKI Magazine's latest resort rankings offered up good news for the Steamboat Springs Ski Area and the community.
Steamboat triumphs over Moffat County despite errors
Emotions were running high in the Steamboat Springs High School gym Tuesday night as the Sailors and Moffat County Bulldogs clashed for the first time this season.
Steamboat Springs' tennis player Patrick Ayres said that tough early season losses to top players from Kent Denver and Thompson Valley shook his confidence.
The Steamboat Springs High School volleyball team's match against Moffat County on Tuesday night came on the heels of a long weekend in Fort Morgan.
Residents of the Meadowgreen subdivision in Stagecoach will vote in this year's election on whether they want to construct a sewer and water system and pay for the system through county-issued bonds.
The Steamboat Springs City Council and Routt County Board of Commissioners could finalize the makeup of the Yampa Valley Airport Commission at a joint meeting today.
The Routt County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday signed a resolution officially opposing Referendum A, a state proposal to approve up to $2 billion in revenues bonds for projects such as dams and new reservoirs.
Monday, September 8
The Hayden Town Board decided Thursday not to release $61,490 provided by 4S Development for use in the impact study of the proposed 900-acre Sunburst Ranch development.
School Board undecided on how to disseminate information
At least $10,000 and months of planning went into the communications audit of the Steamboat Springs School District, not to mention the time nearly 200 community members and district stakeholders spent in small focus groups with a National Public School Relations Association representative.
Michael Backus, convicted in 1995, wants his sentence overturned
A man serving a life sentence for the 1993 murder of Gerald Boggs is seeking to have that sentence set aside, arguing his defense counsel was ineffective.
Permit costs would help cover Regional Building expenses
Building fees could increase by 11 percent across the board to help pay for the county's Regional Building Department's increased expenditures.
One man was severely injured early Monday when he drove his truck off the road along Colorado Highway 131.
Tiger fans, bring the stadium chairs to the game Saturday. It could be a long one. Paonia and Hayden coaches say this will be an evenly matched game and agree staying mentally sharp will be the deciding factor in the outcome.
Sections of walls in the three-building senior housing complex have been slowly rotting during the past 30 years, but now something is being done about it.
By the time the storm clouds had parted Sunday, Steamboat Springs had two new citywide golf champions.
The commercial center that developer Whitney Ward will bring before the Steamboat Springs City Council tonight is a much-revised version from the one Ward offered 15 months ago.
Club 20's board of directors tackled health care in Western Colorado at a meeting Friday.
Developer Paul Flood is ready to get started on his new subdivision. After several meetings with the Hayden Planning Commission, Flood said he thinks he will get approval of his preliminary plat for the 30-lot Meadows Subdivision.
Steamboat Springs Director of Public Safety Services J.D. Hays will respond tonight to complaints by a group of residents about law enforcement tactics and conduct.
Resort moves up from sixth in SKI Magazine rankings
The Steamboat Ski Area is the No. 5-ranked ski resort in North America, according to SKI Magazine's 16th Annual Top 60 Resort Guide, which hits newsstands next week.
Sunday, September 7
City is being asked to examine its military leave policy
Police Detective Dave Kleiber will be conspicuously missing when the Steamboat Springs City Council discusses how much it should compensate him for military leave.
With rumors that CDs are on their way out, my memories of vinyl are spinning
Perhaps it was only coincidence, but my invitation to join AARP arrived in the same week that CNN.com announced that music CDs are dead. Both missives were potentially depressing.
Video lottery terminals, Western Slope water at issue
The Steamboat Springs City Council will weigh in on a state referendum and amendment that will appear on November's ballot.
Police say suspect was found drunk and in boxer shorts on lawn
A 25-year-old Hayden man has been arrested on suspicion of breaking into the ACZ Laboratories Inc. and damaging property inside the building.
Saturday, September 6
Hayden quarterback Keenan Bruchez doesn't make the play calls, but coach Shawn Baumgartner trusts the sophomore to make the correct reads on a thick playbook that expanded in the offseason.
Sometimes old habits are hard to break, but Steamboat Springs football coach Mark Drake is expanding his offensive horizons to increasingly include the pass.
For more than a decade, Steamboat Springs' Todd Lodwick has been a driving force behind Nordic combined skiing in the United States.
Go-kart Grand Prix is here Sept. 13-14
With vehicles exceeding speeds of 80 mph, the action at the Steamboat Grand Prix of Kart Racing appears to be a blur of color, noise and excitement.
Andrew & Lynn Picking 2000 Bear Drive Mountain Dream Developers Single-family residence $435,710
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The house at 468 Eighth St. is nothing like it was in 1910 when it was built at Fifth Street and Lincoln Avenue. For starters, the 2,600-square-foot home is more than twice the size of the original.
Scott Cook's car dealership in Steamboat Springs is a rarity in Colorado, but he wouldn't be surprised if operations like his become more commonplace.
Avs' owner, partner buy commercial property in Steamboat
The owner of the Colorado Avalanche and his real estate partner recently increased their holdings in Steamboat Springs with purchases of $6.4 million in commercial land and buildings.
Amos R. Brown built the house at the corner of Seventh and Aspen streets in 1905. Since then, Brown's descendants have taken on several remodeling projects at the home, including the latest by Brown's great granddaughter.
Emergency response training includes simulated bus accident
The page came into the Steamboat Springs Fire Department at 7:10 p.m. Wednesday. A city bus was on its side and more than a dozen passengers were in need of medical care.
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City Council President Kathy Connell discusses what it takes to be City Council president and some of the issues facing council today.
PAL program helps students see police officers as mentors, friends
When Oak Creek police Officer Felipe Nardo was growing up in a poor part of Honolulu, there weren't too many things to do.
A fire that started in an apartment building in downtown Oak Creek on Saturday night put itself out when it melted water pipes, releasing water to extinguish the flames.
There should be no debate -- Colorado needs to spend more marketing itself to potential visitors across the nation and world.
Soroco High School gives students opportunity to take 40 online classes
Declining enrollment and decreasing funds forced the South Routt School District to cut jobs and programs, but thanks to a relatively new online instruction program, district high school students have more educational opportunities than ever.
Lowell Whiteman student Bridger Root next wants to summit California's 14ers, Alaska's Mount McKinley
Bridger Root will never forget the summer of his 14th birthday. It was during the summer of 2003, the summer he finished climbing all 54 of Colorado's 14,000-foot mountain peaks.
Number of non-English-speaking students doubles
The first day in a new school is tough on any student, as it was two weeks ago for eighth-grader Alejandro Rodriguez.
From an old logging trail on a knoll where the Mount Zirkel Complex fire raged just more than a year ago, the sheer randomness of Mother Nature spills before the eyes.
When Debby Wisecup's brain started bleeding, medical bills, community support piled up
On June 27, Debby Wisecup had a bad headache.
To reduce the spread of beetles, the U.S. Forest Service is making use of new, more relaxed rules to rush through a logging project in the Flat Tops Wilderness.
With their 34-13 victory over the Center Vikings on Saturday, the Soroco Rams already have doubled last year's win record.
Friday, September 5
Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson has appointed Sue Birch to serve on a rural health care advisory committee.
The Steamboat Springs High School will be getting a new resource officer from the Steamboat Springs Police Depart-ment next week.
In the Routt National Forest just north of Columbine, there's a dark wood cabin with stories stored in its four walls.
Although it's illegal for high school students to drink alcohol, some do. That's the premise several South Routt parents are using to form a group they hope will get teens home safely.
Longtime retailer 'not staying in business'
Mac Moore did $5,000 in sales at his little shop on Ninth Street on Thursday. He was probably wondering where all those customers were over the past three months.
'We lost a great soldier, and his family lost a great man'
It was hard to tell if 4-year-old Dustin Lawton understood what was happening Friday. He stood on his toes with his hands curled over the edge of the coffin looking down at the body of his father, Staff Sgt. Mark Lawton.
Top Eagle Valley Devils 56-28
At first glance, a stat line of 103 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns would indicate senior David May is a running back. Throw in his 144 passing yards and two touchdown passes, however, and what you have is a quarterback in command of the Steamboat Springs football team.
Aaron Finch, one of Steamboat Springs High School's junior varsity coaches, used to coach the Sailors' middle school team.
Soroco football coach Gary Heide isn't one to make predictions.
Thursday, September 4
Travel writer Tim Cahill will visit Steamboat for the Sept. 13 Literary Sojourn
Tim Cahill was sitting in the Owl, "a small bar in a small town in Montana."
What to throw up for breakfast. It was hard to decide.
A Hayden man was charged with driving under the influence of drugs and careless driving after running into a guardrail on U.S. Highway 40 on Wednesday morning.
City Council President Kathy Connell said that unless no one else comes forward, she would not seek a second term as council president.
Why leaves change color as weather cools
The first signs of fall can be seen in some of the aspen groves around Steamboat Springs. Some leaves have lost their green color and are starting to turn peach and yellow.
A district judge will decide Sept. 19 on a trial date for a lawsuit filed by a woman struck by a golf ball while playing at the Sheraton Steamboat Resort Golf Course.
Despite a late start, county projects are on schedule
Although chip-and-seal projects on county roads got off to a late start this summer, the projects are on schedule.
Course on scripts, cinematography, editing, will cater to adults
When a small group of film lovers started the free Friday Film Series, they were taken aback by how much interest there was in Steamboat Springs. That is why two Los Angeles filmmakers who also are Steamboat residents decided to offer their knowledge in a fun 10-week course titled "The Language of Film."
Sailors volleyball avenges last year's loss to Panthers
Nervous is one thing. What the members of the Steamboat Springs volleyball team were feeling moments before opening the season against Middle Park is another.
Eagle Valley hopes the skill of its defensive backfield and linebacking unit can help ease the transition for 10 new offensive starters in the opening games of its 2003 schedule.
The 2003 Town Challenge Mountain Bike Series concludes today with the Mount Werner Circuit at the Steamboat Ski Area.
The day after winning the Steamboat Springs High School Invitational, the members of the Steamboat golf team were back on course at Yampa Valley Golf Club in Craig.
The Steamboat Springs boys tennis team traveled to Loveland on Thursday night and defeated the Indians 6-1.
'We need to engage the community in terms of the direction of the district'
Just one month into her superintendency, Donna Howell is becoming well versed in Steamboat Springs School District history.
As ArtLink, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting art and artists in Steamboat Springs, winds down its first summer, organizers Pat Walsh and Susan Scheisser are looking forward to next year.
A reviewer described his appearance as an Iranian Johnny Cash. His name is Mr. Badii and his face is sad and shaggy.
Wednesday, September 3
Practice might look perfect, but Steamboat Springs volleyball coach Wendy Hall understands that the most accurate method to measure the Sailors' progress comes tonight when they open the season against Middle Park.
Kalmeyer runs 468-mile Colorado Trail in 9 days, 10 hours
Betsy Kalmeyer of Steamboat Springs needed fewer than 10 days to accomplish what your average hard-as-nails mountain woman might take more than a month to complete.
The Steamboat Springs boys soccer team takes its first step toward reclaiming the Western Slope League championship today against Moffat County in Craig.
Smalley guides Sailors to victory
Tucker Smalley finished Wed-nesday's 18-hole round at the Haymaker Golf Course with a 2-foot putt for par and a broad smile on his face.
The state is prepared to award more money to pay for improvements to Phippsburg's water system as soon as Routt County officially requests the additional funds.
Craig soldier injured in Iraqi ambush that killed Lawton
Funeral services for Staff Sgt. Mark Anthony Evans Lawton will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Extension Building at the Routt County Fairgrounds, 365 S. Poplar St., in Hayden.
A man charged with two counts of fourth-degree arson said in court Wednesday that he didn't mean to start the fire.
Relatives alerted third wife to husband's location
A 48-year-old Yampa man has been charged with bigamy.
Drivers should expect traffic delays on Muddy Pass
Drivers traveling Rabbit Ears Pass will now face half-hour-plus construction delays Saturdays as well as weekdays.
Tuesday, September 2
Senior quarterback Kory Babcock led an opportunistic Soroco Ram's football team to its first win of the season last Saturday in Rifle.
Michelle Wilkie named Wal-Mart teacher of the year
Michelle Wilkie, a self-described talker, rarely has been at a loss for words. But Wilkie, Hayden Elemen-tary School's music teacher, found herself speechless on the last day of school last May when she was called to the stage to accept a $1,000 check for being named a Wal-Mart teacher of the year.
Iraq casualty hits home in Hayden
Having a community member die from a war that seems so distant has brought the Iraqi conflict much closer to home, Hayden residents say.
Faced with expensive requests from the city to build sidewalks around their new projects, developers said Tuesday they want to be convinced the paths will lead somewhere.
A Breckenridge man was arrested on suspicion of fourth- degree arson after a manufactured home and two cars were destroyed in a fire Monday night.
If parents think their children have not or will not use drugs or alcohol, they are fooling themselves, Hayden High School Principal Nick Schafer told a group of parents and students Tuesday. The message came during a forum held to discuss the school's newly adopted random drug testing policy -- a forum at which the policy came under fire from some parents.
Two men were charged with first-degree criminal trespass, theft and criminal mischief after breaking into a crane and operating it.
Little is as precious to this state's economic vitality as the preservation of its water resources, and years of drought have reinforced the importance of water storage capacity to that preservation. That said, the initiative proposed in Referendum A seems to be an unnecessary way to go about securing additional capacity.
When Lewis and Clark journeyed west across North America, they encountered a chicken-like bird that was black, white and brown and ruled sagebrush areas. The explorers named it the "cock of the plains."
Fourteen teams will play in today's high school golf tournament at the Haymaker Golf Club -- but only one of those teams calls Steamboat Springs home.
Yellow jersey never far from Lodwick's thoughts
Winning the opening event of the 2003 Summer Grand Prix in Villach, Austria, last month has fueled Todd Lodwick's desire to dress in yellow.
Routt County commissioners lifted fire restrictions on state and private land Tuesday and are expected to lift restrictions on most federal lands today. Despite the easing of restrictions, officials warned fire danger is still present.
Monday, September 1
Steamboat shops report prosperous holiday weekend
Many Steamboat Springs retail businesses reported prosperous holiday weekends, and overall summer business was generally better than average.
Skydivers, races, people all part of holiday weekend tradition
Labor Day weekend in Oak Creek is worth the drive.
Understanding Grief progam starts today Understanding Grief, a free, four-week program for people who have lost a loved one, takes place from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning today, at the Visting Nurse Association offices, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101. Call Carol Gordon at 870-3232.