News for Tuesday, September 30, 2003

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John and Wilma Kuntz

Green shares wisdom, laughs

Judy Green grew up living the ranch life in Eastern Colorado. When she married in 1969, she began visiting Routt County, where she met another couple of ladies who led similar lives on the East Williams Fork River south of Hayden.

Proving themselves

Sailors avenge only loss

The bad passes and the missed shots that accompanied a 2-1 loss to Moffat County less than a month ago fueled the Steamboat Springs boys soccer team's efforts Tuesday night at Dudley Field.

Our View: Quality versus quantity

With its innovative Knowledge and Skills-Based Pay program, the Steamboat Springs School District is asking its teachers to take a gamble, but it's a gamble that, if implemented correctly, will pay off for good teachers and the community.

Letters to the editor

New homeowners pitch in for self-help housing

Project breaks ground on west side

Seven Steamboat families are in a race to put new roofs over their heads before winter sets in, and they'll have to do much of the work themselves.

New special district proposed

A landowner with property adjacent to the Steamboat Springs Airport has proposed forming a special district to cover a $12 million infrastructure project.

Briefs for Oct. 1, 2003

Public welcome to attend election forums Oct. 15 The Steamboat Pilot & Today and KRMR radio will host a pair of election forums Oct. 15. A midday forum will be from noon to 2 p.m. at Centennial Hall and an evening forum will be from 7 to 9 p.m. at Olympian Hall.

Jones, Picking lead pack

'Die-hard locals,' tourists join in 2003 Running Series

Barbara Jones and Andy Picking were the top runners in the 2003 Steamboat Springs Running Series.

Sheraton golfers take tourney

Last week, the guys and gals who cut the grass and water the greens at the Sheraton Steamboat Golf Club proved they also are pretty good with putters and drivers.

Candidates to meet informally

Until two years ago, Linda Lewis wasn't interested in politics. She always voted, but her involvement stopped there.

Xcel plant may tap town water

New EPA standards lead to discussion

Not only are executives at Xcel Energy looking for competition from coal suppliers, but in light of rising national standards for potable water, the company is looking for alternative water sources.

Town tightening belt for '04 budget

The town of Hayden will not get all the things it wants in 2004. It might not even get many of the things it needs.

Golfers swing, miss at tourney

The three members of the Steamboat Springs golf team had plenty of time to absorb the events of the past couple of days as they made the long drive back to Steamboat from Alamosa.

Sailors top Moffat County in volleyball

Four teams showed up for the Moffat County versus Steamboat Springs volleyball match Tuesday night, the teams' coaches said. First was the confident, aggressive Sailors playing the non-communicative, tense Bulldogs. Then it was the disoriented Sailors who had a hard time getting out of a mental funk versus the smiling, anticipating Bulldogs.

Teachers opt out of plans

31 drop dependents from health-care plans

More than two dozen Steamboat Springs School District employees have dropped their dependents from the district's health insurance packages because of increased costs and decreased benefits.

Community video project under way

A documentary film project about the community of Hayden officially has begun. Images of life in Hayden have been filmed, and interviews with a broad spectrum of Hayden residents will start soon.

Meeker anything but on Friday

One minute, 24 seconds and four plays into the game, Meeker scored its first of five touchdowns with its relentless offense, shutting out the Tigers Friday in Hayden