News for Saturday, September 13, 2003

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New physicians underscore strength of health care industry

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.

Cabin in the woods makes for a peaceful getaway

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.

The Pines offers affordability with style

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."

Eagles soar past Tigers

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.

Ski officials optimistic about upcoming season

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.

Making art flow from metal

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.

September solitude

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.

Volleyball enters new era with rally scoring

There have been more than a few puzzled faces in the stands during this fall's Steamboat Springs volleyball matches.

Cut out for crew

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.

Sailor runners win home meet

Steamboat conquers Howelsen Hill

Ask any of the runners, and they will tell you it's the hardest course in the state.

South Routt Calendar

Mark Anthony Evans Lawton, 1962-2003

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.

Creating a 'community' college

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.

A writer's journey

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.

Aid for seniors arrives

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.

Enrollment drops

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.

Transactions for Sept. 3-8, 2003

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Business News in Brief

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.

Mildred Bruchez, 1919-2003

Former Oak Creek resident Mildred Bruchez passed away Sept. 11, 2003. She was 84.

Lambert P. 'Bud' Roesch, 1912-2003

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.

Georgia Belle Hinkle, 1927-2003

Georgia Belle Hinkle died Aug. 2, 2003, in Grand Junction. She was 75.

Heather Bird Quinn

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.

Football eager for league play

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.

On the right trail

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.

Our View: Preparing for diversity

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.

What's the status of Montessori?

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