News for Thursday, August 5, 2004



Art Cars parade through Steamboat

Lynne Masters is on a mission to rid Steamboat Springs of its "blah cars."

Jennie Lay: The art business

In case you haven't noticed, there's a whole lot of great cultural stuff going on in town right now. That's an enormous testament to our flourishing visual and performing arts community.

Wild neighbors worry city

In-town predator sightings cause some concerns

Steamboat Springs city officials are concerned about recent wildlife sightings in the city limits and urge residents to take precautions to discourage animal visitors.

Sluggers off to World Series

Doug Wood has spent the past week trying to convince the 10 players on his 14-and-younger Little League baseball team that Sunday night's contest against West Texas is just another ball game.

Sidewalks to get vibrant splash of color

Artists to decorate Torian Plum Plaza in the tradition of Michelangelo's apprentices

In the tradition of the Italian masters, area artists will take their inspiration to the Torian Plum Plaza sidewalks this weekend.

Briefs for Aug. 6, 2004

International opera singers take stage for "La BohÃme"

There's a lot of comedy, tragedy and passionate emotion to be had when you mix a poet, an artist, a philosopher and a musician who are leading free-spirited lives undaunted by cold, hunger or the misadventures of poverty. Add a couple of girlfriends and the story only can be enriched by the promise of romance, jealousy and heartache.

Wildflowers heart of photographer's exhibit

Steamboat Springs photographer Steve West's home is filled with brilliant images of white bog orchids, wild geraniums and high alpine columbine. The images of petals and leaves are magnified tenfold and more, yet they retain the most minute botanical details.

Accident victim not expected to survive

A 15-year-old girl from La Salle was critically injured, and three others were taken to the Yampa Valley Medical Center in a one-car roll over accident on Colorado Highway 14, about six miles west of Walden.

Sending gifts to Iraqi children

When Oak Creek resident Julie Spitzley read in her high school alumni newsletter about soldiers from her hometown in Ohio being in Iraq, she decided she wanted to do something.

White endorses Rippy for 3rd District

State Rep. Al White has thrown his support to one of the candidates in the crowded field of Republicans vying for Colorado's 3rd Congressional District seat.

Arts camp hosts dance diversity training

Since JoAnne Tucker created the Avodah Dance Ensemble in 1974 in New York, the experimental dance company has delved deep into intercultural education programs for prisons, schools and professionals.

Galactic continues Free Summer Concert Series

During a Galactic show, it's hard to pinpoint whether the New Orleans-based band is playing jazz, funk, rock, blues or some other eclectic musical manifestation. But rest assured, there's always a whole lot of groove going on.

Grass-roots festival kicks off

Zimbabwean thumb piano featured in festival

The Colorado Grass Roots Music Festival features more than 20 Colorado bands and solo performers playing "unplugged" at State Bridge Lodge this weekend. The lineup includes rock, blues, alternative, folk and Celtic -- and the melodic sounds of the Zimbabwean thumb piano.

Beaux Arts on the Mountain like mini Art in the Park

Beaux Arts on the Mountain will be like a mini Art in the Park, said Steamboat Springs Arts Council Executive Director Nancy Kramer.

Burning Spear playing

In 1969, Burning Spear, aka Winston Rodney, consulted with his neighbor, Bob Marley, about how to get started in the music business. Thirty-one years and more than 30 albums after Marley gave Spear his personal advice while sauntering along a country road in St. Ann's Parish in Jamaica, Spear won a Grammy for best reggae album.

City: Stay out of the Yampa

The city of Steamboat Springs is asking tubers and other river users to stay out of the Yampa River until water levels increase.

Today is last chance to vote early

Today is the last chance to vote early in the primary elections or pick up an absentee ballot for the primaries.

Triple Crown finals to air on TV

The final week of Triple Crown youth baseball tournaments is here, and event organizers are planning to end in grand style.

Steamboat fares well at JO event

Cole Worsley took fourth in the 50-meter freestyle, and the 400-meter medley relay team finished 14th to lead the contingent of Steamboat Springs swim team members that qualified and competed in last weekend's Junior Olympics in Colorado Springs.

Rodeo offers show 'on the side'

Flash back more than a century before women wore chaps or straddled their saddles and you'll have a taste of what to expect from the Frontier Belles Sidesaddlers who will perform at the Brent Romick Rodeo Arena tonight and Saturday.

Expanding on success of Lupine Loop

The Routt County Riders and the city Parks and Recreation Department have a dream of building new singletrack mountain bike trails from the base of Howelsen Hill to the quarry on Emerald Mountain.

Record for Aug. 6, 2004

Campfire the likely culprit behind Daisy Fire

An escaped campfire is likely the cause of a recent fire in the Browns Park area.

Nightlife for Aug. 6

Burning Spear plays at Levelz in Ski Time Square. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $18 in advance at All That Jazz, Lupo's and Wired. Call 870-9090.

Town to set donation policy

The town of Hayden will develop a policy governing donations to nonprofit organizations.