News for Thursday, September 11, 2003

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10 artists featured in new gallery

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.

Night of nostalgia

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.

Brief Points

Still no president for teachers group

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.

Sailors shoot for 3-0 record

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.

Friends hold golf tourney for Bosworth

Former Steamboat Springs resident Gary Bosworth left a lasting impression in the Yampa Valley.

Briefs for Sept. 12, 2003

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.

Lady Sailors down Huskies in three

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.

Home-run title up for grabs

Last year, Dave Adler was one of 32 baseball players swinging for a title in the second annual home-run derby at Vanatta Field.

Sunburst North sketch plan OK'd

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.

Law, samaritans at odds

'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.

Benefit for Wisecup Sunday

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.

Ski jump work delayed until spring

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.

Natural gas rates to rise

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.

Backus hearing closes

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.

Remembrance, forgiveness sought after Sept. 11

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.

Worlds Apart

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.

Turning a house into home

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.

Nightlife

Walker puts fingerprints on printing

On Tuesday, artist John Walker and the staff of Riverhouse Editions stood around the printing press holding their breath.

Ski Town Productions stages its third theatrical spoof on life in the 'boat

What if all those people who wished the tourists would go away got their wish?

Rams ready to end drought

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.