News for Saturday, February 21, 2004



Transactions for Feb. 9-11

Seller's name listed first, followed by the buyer

Remembering nature while skiing

Steamboat Ski Area used Saturday to recognize environment's importance

Yampatika tour guide Karen Proctor reached into her bag to pull out the reason why white settlers first came to Colorado.

Births for Feb. 21

Margaret Frances Redfern, daughter of Christine and Neill Redfern of Steamboat Springs, was born at 4:27 p.m. on Feb. 11, 2004. She weighed 6 pounds and 10 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. Her grandparents are Anne Redfern of Norfolk, Va., Gertrude Pokoly of Narragansett, R.I., and Thomas Pokoly of Worcester, Mass.

Our View: Decision could cost

The Steamboat Springs City Council's decision to eliminate the option of extending Yampa Avenue to 13th Street could prove costly to the city in the future.

School's 'Drama Queens' do their part

Officials say theater offers great benefits to students at Lowell Whiteman School

Less than a week before the live performances of "An Evening of Scenes and Monologues" at the Lowell Whiteman School, cast member Annie McLean was forced to scrap her roles after a nasty fall on the ski slopes.

Today staff sweeps annual CPA awards

The Steamboat Pilot & Today was named the best newspaper of its size in the state Saturday during the Colorado Press Association's annual convention. It is the second consecutive year the newspaper has won the award.

Iacovetto, Gates 2 of a kind

Matt Iacovetto and Whit Gates sat side by side catching their breath after their nearly simultaneous matches for third and fourth place.

March madness

Airline reservations up 1,700

Steamboat's tourism-based businesses are headed into the crux of the ski season and competing for their share of a declining destination-skier base.

Raising the bar

$3.9 million home built on Buffalo Pass

Maynard Kline has been to all the resort towns in Colorado and seen all the high-end houses. But most of them failed to meet his standards for an ideal home.

Condo market extends downtown, to residents

About three years ago, developer and Realtor Herald Stout noticed a trend developing: more people were choosing to buy low-maintenance townhomes and condominiums over single-family homes.

The Bachelors

Steamboat's most eligible men

This winter, the Steamboat Pilot & Today received a phone call from Amy Raymond, the casting director for ABC's "The Bachelor." She had heard of Steamboat's unfair and much-debated male-female ratio. If the rumors were correct, she thought this would be the perfect place to look for the show's next bachelor.

Briefs for Feb. 22

Petitions to run for mayor due by March 5

Russell has company hooked

Steamboat Fishing Company guide lands mayfly in national catalogue

Perhaps the ultimate compliment a fly-fishing guide and fly tier can receive is to have his or her recipe for success picked up by a national company.

Routt County Spotlight: Dory Scull

Dory Scull Age: 24 Occupation: Recycler for the ski area Place of birth: Baton Rouge, La.

Business briefs for Feb. 22

Former Steamboat Ski Area President Vern Greco has accepted a new position with his present company, Powdr Corp.

Soundoff for Feb. 22

Small-lot subdivisions OK Of course small-lot subdivisions should be allowed, just like it's obvious that large, seasonal employers should provide employees an affordable place to live.

Fourth-grader wins grand prize in safety poster contest

Strawberry Park Elementary fourth-grader Ellana Williams was recognized Thursday as the grand-prize winner of the Steamboat Ski Area's fourth annual safety poster contest. For her winning poster, she received a child's season pass for the 2004-05 season.

The Record for Feb. 22

The following is a list of people booked into the Routt County Jail on suspicion of the listed charges. The arresting agency is listed in parentheses.

Jordan Gray: Don't judge one apple

On behalf of the student body and staff at the Lowell Whiteman School, I would like to send my deepest apologies to City Market, Market on the Mountain and Curve Market and Deli for the behavior of five of my peers.

Richard Boersma: Accept others' rights

I read Ron Lewis' brief but very caustic boiling-over in Wednesday's Steamboat Today, and wondered what Nina Rogers' letter had said that provoked such hostility. So I backtracked to Sunday's Pilot to read the offending letter.

MacCarthy, Steitz make top 3

For the second day in a row, Steamboat Springs skier Sarah MacCarthy was within reach of a state title.

Doolin dominates

Unseeded Hayden wrestler finishes second in state

His record didn't show it. His seed didn't show it. But Hayden's Jake Doolin showed he was one of the top 140-pound wrestlers in Colorado by winning his way to the championship match of the Class 2A state tournament.

Jordan Gray : Don't judge one apple

On behalf of the student body and staff at the Lowell Whiteman School, I would like to send my deepest apologies to City Market, Market on the Mountain and Curve Market and Deli for the behavior of five of my peers.

Sailor boys hang on to finish fifth

It wasn't the finish that the coaches of the Steamboat Springs High School boys team were hoping for, but the Sailors had plenty to celebrate on the final day of the Colorado High School Skiing Championships.

Family uses tragedy to warn of meth

The week before Daniel David Carver died, he was wreaking havoc inside Oak Creek's Sinclair Gas Station. The 19-year-old threw cigarette boxes, destroyed a display of sunglasses and wrestled with the Oak Creek police chief for six minutes before being handcuffed and taken to the Routt County Jail, police said.

Served with Irish attitude

Shop owners hope to draw on Irish accent, charm

Paddy Shack, Steamboat's newest really tiny restaurant, is just what the name implies: a friendly coffee/salad/soup and sandwich joint owned by an Irishman who loves golf -- and golf movies starring Bill Murray.

Hayden girls beat Soroco to advance

Fouls were plentiful in the year's final battle between cross-county rivals Hayden and Soroco.

Heartbeat of Chelsea's is in the kitchen

Owners say they wouldn't have bought restaurant if David Chen hadn't agreed to stay

Fourteen years ago, the first owner of Chelsea's restaurant in Oak Creek went to San Francisco to find a chef.

Montessori way

Gilpin County sets example for Steamboat

From the main hallway of Gilpin County Elementary School, classroom W177 doesn't look any different from the others around it.