News for Saturday, September 27, 2003

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Jodi Harris-Fox

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.

Saying goodbye to junk

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.

Shooting Star

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.

In-town home offers rural feel

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.

Learning curve

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.

Behind the headlines: What's happening in water politics?

Tom Sharp is the on the board of the Upper Yampa Conservancy District.

Mother Nature's classroom

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.

Homecoming victories

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.

Our View: Learning values

Steamboat Springs learned the value of Triple Crown Sports last summer.

John and Wilma Kuntz

Lumber prices soar

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.

Sailors split matches

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.

Real Estate transactions for Sept. 15-21

JENKS, PETER M. AND JENKS, PATRICIA E. TO PHILLIPS, BRYAN S. AND PHILLIPS, SHERRI A. FOR MORNINGSIDE SUBD I AT STAGECOACH, LOT 157 - $26,000

Celebrating fall

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.

Births for Sept. 27, 2003

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.

Steamboat girls win XC meet

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.

South Routt Calendar

Sailors prove unbearable

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.

Lady Rams shut out Cowboys

Spectators saw a different team in the Soroco High School gym Saturday -- not just Plateau Valley, but a new home team.

Building permit fees to increase

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.

Births Sept. 28, 2003

Building Permits Sept. 28, 2003

Alpine Vista 1702 Alpine Vista Court Owner/contractor 4-Plex -- Unit 3 $355,509

In defeat, Sailor football team proves its skill

Even in defeat, all was not lost for the Steamboat Springs football team Friday night.

Poker player not typical sports hero

Chris Moneymaker isn't your typical sports icon.