News for Saturday, September 6, 2003

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Steamboat 'pulling out all the stops'

Sometimes old habits are hard to break, but Steamboat Springs football coach Mark Drake is expanding his offensive horizons to increasingly include the pass.

Road to recovery

When Debby Wisecup's brain started bleeding, medical bills, community support piled up

On June 27, Debby Wisecup had a bad headache.

Straw helps forest rise from ashes

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.

Our View: Missed mark

There should be no debate -- Colorado needs to spend more marketing itself to potential visitors across the nation and world.

Kroenke expands holdings

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.

Preparing for the worst

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.

Behind the Headlines: What does it take to run council?

City Council President Kathy Connell discusses what it takes to be City Council president and some of the issues facing council today.

Breaking the 'bad guy' image

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.

U.S.F.S. using new rules to log in Flat Tops

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.

Cook Chevy has plans for growth

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.

Rams win season's second

With their 34-13 victory over the Center Vikings on Saturday, the Soroco Rams already have doubled last year's win record.

Visnack -- Fortier

Seventh Street house stays in family

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.

Old Town house comes alive

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.

Lodwick and the yellow jersey

For more than a decade, Steamboat Springs' Todd Lodwick has been a driving force behind Nordic combined skiing in the United States.

Transactions for Aug. 29-Sept. 2

NICHOLS, CHRISTOPHER J. AND NICHOLS, PATRICIA A. TO EMMER, RITA FOR SHADOW RUN CONDO UNIT: 104, BLDG. E - $97,500

Routt County Spotlight

Joanne Nichole Richards

Program offers what district can't

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.

54 14ers at 14

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.

Meadows parking lot a racetrack

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.

Building Permits for Aug. 23-28

Andrew & Lynn Picking 2000 Bear Drive Mountain Dream Developers Single-family residence $435,710

South Routt Calendar

Class Notes

Oak Creek apartment burns

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.

Language barrier builds

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.

Hayden High varsity beats Steamboat JV

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.