News for Saturday, August 28, 2004



Drop a line, grab a club

Yampa River the real winner at unusual sporting event

The third-annual Golf Trout Tournament on Sept. 10 to 12 has little left to prove as it enters its third season at the Sheraton Steamboat Resort. The sportsmen who are fortunate enough to be added to one of the four-person teams are certain to catch some fine trout, and the Sheraton golf course always delivers.

Missing 2-year-old found

A 2-year-old boy was found in good condition in a home in the Copper Mountain Estates subdivision about an hour after he was reported missing late Saturday afternoon.

A getaway without the drive

Anglers Court home has a country feel and a great location

An out-of-town feel close to town -- that's one of the biggest advantages of a spec home recently completed on Anglers Court.

Horseback offers building options

Platted more than 20 years ago, the Horseback at Stagecoach subdivision is slowly becoming what original developers may have hoped for: a place where residents can meet their dreams of quiet mountain living.

Sound Off for Aug. 29

I think someone should clarify that the proposed 2 percent tax has nothing to do with the Steamboat Springs Airport. This is for airline subsidies for Yampa valley Regional Airport.

Stuart Orzach: County not serving public

Routt County Commissioners' stubbornness is not serving the public interest.

Steamboat starts with setbacks

Team's early injuries shake up rotation

Seniors don't belong in casts or on crutches. They belong on the volleyball court, especially when they are the only returning starters for a team counting on them to get back to state.

Winter rec alternatives out in public

Five alternatives for managing winter recreation on Buffalo Pass and Rabbit Ears Pass, where more and more backcountry skiers and snowmobilers are coming each year, have been out for public review since late June.

Melinda Mawdsley: See you at the Olympics

Somewhere a little girl is twirling atop a park bench, pretending the wooden plank beneath her is a 10-centimeter balance beam, and she is seconds away from gold.

Focused on the future

Last year's success inspires Steamboat

Last year is done and gone. But the disappointment of a close semifinal loss to Florence in the November snow lingers and inspires the Steamboat Springs football team, particularly its seniors, to go one step further this season.

WSL toughest in 3A

The good news for the Steamboat Springs football team is if it starts the season 4-0, it is likely headed for the playoffs and will have earned it. The bad news is there is a realistic chance the Sailors could open 0-4 and be left fighting for one of four playoff berths given to the 3A Western Slope League this year.

New coaches on board

Sailors staff chosen with players in mind

In football, more than any other sport, a head coach needs a strong staff. Once Aaron Finch was hired as the new Steamboat Springs coach in April, he set out to find assistants who shared his beliefs as he embarked on his first season with the Sailors.

1930-2004: Eugene A. 'Gene' Kayser

Former Routt County resident Eugene "Gene" Kayser passed away July 21, 2004, at his home in Lakewood. He was 74.

The Record for Aug. 29

Friday, Aug. 27 8:02 a.m. A car reportedly slammed into the back of a vehicle, which hit the back of another vehicle waiting in a line of traffic at the traffic signal at U.S. Highway 40 and Elk River Road. Three people reportedly were taken to Yampa Valley Medical Center with minor injuries.

Chad Bedell: Decision unfair to Mountain West

I find it hard to understand how the Routt County Planning Department and Board of County Commissioners can condemn Mountain West Landscaping for materials stored on its property that have not contaminated the Yampa River in any way when just last month both governing bodies allowed the Willow Creek subdivision to dump its sewage into the Elk River.

South Routt Calendar for Aug. 29

n The Oak Creek Public Library is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. n The Toponas Public Library is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Gail M. Garneau: Let residents vote on area airports

In response to Cindy Maddox's letter on Aug. 25, the city's proposed 2005 budget includes $379,000 transferred from the general fund to the Steamboat Springs Airport. Also, there will be an additional $1 million in taxpayer dollars for airport capital improvements with the possibility of more.

The Arrest Record for Aug. 29

Saturday, Aug. 21 Chase Fouquet Davis, 20, Steamboat Springs -- Driving under the influence of alcohol, DUI per se, weaving, speeding, minor in possession of alcohol (Steamboat Springs Police Department)

Class Notes for Aug. 29

Rodney Beall, a senior majoring in ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Colorado at Boulder, was named to the dean's list for the spring semester of 2004. Beall has a cumulative grade point average of 3.8 and has made the dean's list every semester.

Fresh faces entering high school

Link Crew program helps freshmen feel comfortable in new surroundings

Hip-hop music and cheering upperclassmen greeted nearly 200 incoming freshmen at Steamboat Springs High School last week.

Our View: Driven by the market

When residents of Hayden gathered Thursday to discuss how to manage pending growth, Boulder consultant Bob Perletz had some advice. "The purpose is to not let the market drive the community," Perletz said, "but let the community drive the market."

Ladies club celebrates 75 years in Steamboat

The Ladies Recreation Club celebrated its 75th anniversary Saturday at the Scott Center on Rollingstone Drive. In that room, over tea and cookies, almost 40 women discussed the decades they have spent together.

Oak Creek prepares for Labor Day

Festivities include pancake breakfast, parade, soap box derby and more

Earlier this summer, there were two things Becky Wisecup knew she could expect for August: late nights and a steep cell phone bill.

A helping hand

Local police officer volunteers to help change history in Iraq

Dwight Murphy compares his life in Iraq to the movie "Groundhog Day," where Bill Murray wakes up repeatedly to the same song and the same day.