News for Saturday, September 20, 2003



Skipping handshakes a bad call

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.

Beryl and Bessie Jo Rienks

Letters for Sept. 21, 2003

Behind the Headlines: How is elder abuse being addressed?

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.

Quiet views offered at Big Valley Ranch

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.

Good news for trophy hunters

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.

Scot A. Finkelstein

Triple Crown profits down

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.

Fall's brewing

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.

"I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag ..."

"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.

New state and local laws impact students

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.

Steamboat developers look to Grand County

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.

Hospital vet opens lab

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.

Sound Off for Sept. 21, 2003

Transactions for Sept. 9-14


Steamboat house catches fire Saturday

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.

Lindquist takes 2nd at World Solo Adrenalin Championship

Katie Lindquist doesn't see 4 a.m. often, so she took delight in watching the August moon travel across the Canadian sky.

Smooth sailing

The Periscope established in second year

Amanda Toy always knew she wanted to write for her high school newspaper.

Births for Sept. 20, 2003

Our view: The city's mill levy

The Steamboat Springs City Council has its work cut out in deciding how to fine-tune its five-year capital improvement plan.

Sailors ace matches

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.

Sailors running on empty

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.

'We're all treasure hunters'

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.

'Evolver' doesn't deliver

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.

Question of the Week

The record for Sept. 21, 2003

Ethel Cordelia Stieduhar

Business News in Brief

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.

William Scott Kaplan

Building Permits for Sept. 8-12

Scott Parker & Shannon Stipech 2948 West End Avenue Crystal Peak Combined Single-family residence $99,780

Cog rally halted by rollovers

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.

Boggs trial details recounted

On Oct. 21, 1993, two odd-looking strangers turned up in a quiet neighborhood in Steamboat Springs.

Board of Realtors names new officers

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."