Sunday, February 29
Snow, ice lead to 13 accidents on the roads
SATURDAY, Feb. 28, 2004 12:41 a.m. A motor vehicle accident was reported at the intersection of Colorado Highway 131 and U.S. Highway 40.
Yampa Valley Recycles to receive Soup Bowl Supper funds
Potters understand recycling.
Officials look to make snowmobile trail permanent
A temporary snowmobile trail to access the National Forest from Steamboat Lake State Park is now open, and officials are in negotiations to make the trail permanent.
Sunday was a bonus day; today, your powder clause is in effect -- act on it
Note to my boss: Dear Boss Man. If you notice that my chair appears to be empty this morning, please don't be concerned. You can rest assured that I am on the job. I am doing my duty -- covering the ski area -- literally. I can promise that today's coverage of Mount Werner will be very thorough indeed. If you need me, my cell phone will be turned off.
Saturday, February 28
KFC, Chester Fried looking at city locations
A small flock of chicken restaurants could soon be roosting in Steamboat Springs.
I've never considered myself a superstitious person.
Q. LIFT-UP of Routt County faces the predicament of losing the lease on several of the commercial/office spaces it occupies. Would it be an exaggeration to say the future of the organization is at risk?
Friday, Feb. 27 3:17 a.m. A 24-year-old woman was reported missing by her parents. She came home later that evening.
Saturday, Feb. 21 Sean Michael Kornely, 33, Steamboat Springs -- Driving under the influence, DUI per se, expired plates, no insurance, driving under revocation, failed to drive in lane (Colorado State Patrol)
Longtime Routt County resident Perley C. Green died Feb. 27, 2004, at the Eagle Ridge of the Grand Valley Care Center. He was 88.
Kip Strean finally has found his cause. The day he met a "soft- spoken, gentle guy" named Don Nord, Strean joined an increasing number of people in Routt County -- and across the country -- who see themselves as activists, helping Nord carry his oxygen tank into battle.
Mobile-home bills fail at state Legislature; hopes high for bill to return next session
Bobbi Hodge has become a familiar face at Steamboat Springs City Council meetings, lobbying for the rights of mobile-home owners.
Several people were injured in Routt County on slippery, slushy roads Saturday, caused by Friday afternoon rain that progressed into snow through the day Saturday.
More than eight months from Election Day, the eyes of political strategists and party leaders from Denver to Washington, D.C., are focused on Colorado's 3rd Congressional District. The race to replace incumbent Rep. Scott McInnis, a Republican from Grand Junction, is expected to be expensive and hotly contested.
The women of Little Moon Essentials give natural relief to a weary world
Laura Lamun and her crew at Little Moon Essentials toil away in a remodeled garage on Steamboat Spring's west side all day long. So when the whistle finally blows, they're more than ready for a Tired Old Ass Soak.
Despite making district finals, boys disappointed with loss
In November, after starting the season 0-2, the Steamboat Springs boys basketball team would have been ecstatic about just making it to the district final game.
Pentathlon draws Boulder crowd
For the past several months, a dedicated group of athletes has been training for the Steamboat Springs Pentathlon.
Seller's name listed first, followed by the buyer
Steamboat Springs Eagle Ridge Townhomes Llc 1503 Flattop Circle Road Structural Builders Inc. Boiler Building $18,000
While new construction seems to be everywhere in Steamboat Springs, two developers are not skipping the opportunity to seize their pieces of the pie in the demand for housing.
Steamboat Boulevard home in Sanctuary a 'fun house to live in'
Trish Grueser said she wanted her new house "to be like it was 100 years old" and feel like she had lived there forever.
Someone I ran into on the Spring Creek Trail told me that an officer was handing out warnings and tickets to dog owners for not having their dogs on a leash.
I just read the article about the tragedy about Daniel David Carver, and I think it's sad that the Steamboat Pilot & Today will not publish the obituary that was written. We need to see stuff like this in this town. We're not the perfect little community that everybody thinks we are. We have problems here, and the public needs to see them, we need to talk about them, and our kids need to see them.
After 27 years of teaching, science teacher prepares for retirement
Despite little interest in pursuing a career in education, high school student Ed Hayne somehow found himself president of Adams City High School's chapter of Future Teachers of America.
The Steamboat Springs Optimist Club named Tucker Louthan its teen of the month for January.
Petitions to run for mayor or town trustee for the Oak Creek and Yampa town boards are available at the Oak Creek and Yampa town halls. In Oak Creek, three trustee positions and the mayoral position are open. In Yampa, five trustee positions and the mayoral position are open. Those interested in holding office must be 18 years or older and must live within the town where they are running. To run, a person must get 10 signatures and turn in his or her petition by March 5.
Student says disabilities are no big deal at Special Olympics
Marisa Lombardi, 14, remembers a lot about her first Special Olympics.
Athans follows in Mallory's footsteps -- to the top of Mount Everest
Ask Pete Athans why he has climbed Mount Everest more times than any other Westerner and he just might turn to the late George Leigh Mallory. But the answer is different from what you recall.
The Hayden girls basketball team finished its season Friday with a heartbreaking loss to the Grand Valley Cardinals, but the Tigers' effort was a testament to their improvement through the season and showed promise for next season, Hayden coach Jayme Adams said.
Panthers defeat Sailors in District 6 play
Thursday's win against Moffat County was one of the highlights of the season for the Steamboat Springs girls basketball team, but it might mean little now.
Yampa Valley Medical Center's decision to back out of a deal to acquire The Haven in Hayden raises concerns about the facility's future. The Haven is the only assisted living facility in Routt County, and though it has struggled, it fills an important niche in the community. It would be a shame to lose it, and we hope West Routt Rural Health Inc., owner and operator of The Haven, is able to find a solution that will keep the facility open.
Friday, February 27
Scott Peterson prefers the baseline, but players don't always get to pick their spots on the floor when hitting game-saving or game-winning shots. Friday, Peterson made both from the top of the arc to help lift Steamboat to a 42-39 overtime win against Palisade.
Indians hand Sailors a 57-31 loss in District 6 semifinals
Steamboat coach Steve Moos jokingly called the members of the Montrose girls basketball team clones because they are all about the same size, and they play about the same game.
Boarder impresses at World Cup in Japan
Routt County will submit only one grant request to the Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance Program in the upcoming funding cycle, but it is for more money than all five applications in the last cycle.
A wooden barn in Elk River Estates burned to the ground Friday morning, destroying two trucks, snowmobiles, a boat and a trailer stored inside it.
The Steamboat Springs School District and Steamboat Springs Montessori continue to work toward a settlement agreement, nearly two weeks after the School Board approved a resolution ending a lengthy dispute between the two.
Steamboat Springs should be quieter this weekend than last weekend.
The Routt County Sheriff's Office plans to step up patrol of a popular, out-of-bounds skier hangout known as Area 51.
Steamboat Springs High School, in conjunction with National Peace Corps Day, will host an international evening to celebrate the international diversity in our area and support those organizations which help foreign nationals. There will be educational and service booths, as well as music, food and a silent auction. The free event will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. March 16 in the high school commons area.
2:03 a.m. A report was made that a person was in a business in the 1200 block of South Lincoln Avenue. Police investigated and determined the situation was OK.
On Feb. 16 about 1:10 a.m., a pipe broke in our sprinkler system, which put 1,500 to 2,000 gallons of water through our lobby and into the lower level of First National Bank. I received an alarm call at home, and by the time I reached the bank at 1:30 a.m., the police and fire personnel had arrived and shut down the fire sprinkler system. The two police officers on the scene were Garrett Wiggins and Josh Carroll. The firefighters at the scene were Dave Hesselton, Tenadore Dean, Matt Mathisen, Shawn Zwak, Mike Middleton, Mike Hirshman, Bob Struble and Churck Cerasoli.
Thursday, February 26
But jury convicted him of careless driving, resisting arrest, speeding
After deliberating for six hours, a jury found Todd Brehmer guilty of careless driving, resisting arrest and speeding, but not guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol and vehicular eluding.
City, County Planning Commissions vote to eliminate Yampa extension option
Both the City and County Planning Commissions altered their stances on the Yampa Street extension, a key element in the area plan update.
Sailors beat Bulldogs by 1 in districts
Shelley Dunlop thought the Steamboat Springs girls lost Thursday. With only 24 seconds left, the senior Sailor figured if Moffat County scored, the game was over.
Henry Howard and Teal Taylor didn't want their playing time to increase at the expense of an injured teammate, but the loss of Kyle Re forced the pair into more minutes and a more integral role Thursday night. Howard and Taylor took advantage, scoring a combined 16 points off the bench, as the Steamboat Springs boys basketball team rolled to an easy 60-35 win against Battle Mountain in the opening round of the District 6 tournament.
A Steamboat Springs figure skating team has qualified for the U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships in San Diego with an impressive showing at a regional competition.
After defeating the Soroco Rams 39-33 in a foul-filled first round of the District 1 playoffs Saturday, the Hayden girls basketball team will take on the Grand Valley Cardinals at 7 p.m. today in Parachute.
Wednesday, Feb. 25 12:15 a.m. Loud music was reported in the 1200 block of Sparta Plaza. A warning was issued.
Tree are set ablaze at Steamboat Ski Area
The Oak Creek mayor's salary of $90 a month will not be raised more than 10 times to $1,100 a month, the Oak Creek Town Board of Trustees decided Thursday.
Purchase part of court deal between association, developers
As part of a court settlement, The Ranch at Steamboat Condominium Association is purchasing 23 acres of land that was once slated for 15 single-family homes.
But Blues Break has many students out with family engagements
Shauna Lamansky has the Blues Break blues.
Even as I write, snow is falling. But for me, winter is over.
For 23-year-old Ben Blair, working behind a desk is the equivalent of a slow death. But as a recent graduate with a degree in cultural anthropology, he didn't know what kind of careers were available where he could use his body and mind.
will it take to fill the stage for this year's Music Jam?
Wes Dearborn got involved with Jimmie Heuga's Snow Express because he likes to ski fast, but over the years, as he met people with multiple sclerosis and listened to their stories, it became more than that.
The winners of the second annual Ride Snowboards' "Snowboard Art 2: A Graphics Competition" have been announced. Best of Show went to Adam Reitz of Rochester, N.Y.
Rick Howell to show work from his monthlong trip to Europe
Rick Howell's limited palette is part truth, part interpretation. His landscapes are muted in browns and blues, the colors of overcast days, the colors of Portugal in the fall.
Steamboat Springs, meet your dance community
Steamboat Springs, meet Geri Harris. As one of 11 dancers tapping a rhythm to Tony Bennett's "Steppin' Out with my Baby," her performance doesn't stand out from the others. Only her story is different.
Paul Geppert plays at 6:30 p.m. at Creekside Cafe, 131 11th St. No cover charge. Dinner reservations recommended. Call 879-4925.
Wednesday, February 25
The court trial of a man accused of fleeing the scene of a routine traffic stop will continue into its fourth day.
Store reportedly close to signing lease at Wildhorse Marketplace
Gart Sports is close to being the first tenant in the new Wildhorse Marketplace.
The Routt County Sheriff's Office and GRAMNET are investigating where a suicide victim bought the amphetamines that were in his blood when he died Feb. 7.
A single point is all that separated Backdoor Sports/Team Mad Dog from Minglewood in this year's Sunday night adult hockey league.
Steamboat boys, girls basketball teams begin district play
The Steamboat Springs boys basketball team enters today's District 6 basketball tournament as the top seed -- but not necessarily the favorite to win.
If you want to see an 18-year-old get excited about something in today's world, ask Steamboat Springs snowboarder David Manthei about next week's World Cup parallel giant slalom at Mount Bachelor in Oregon.
When Colorado Mountain College ski racer Ben Reeder stepped into the starting gate of last Friday's giant slalom race in Red Lodge, Mont., he was focused on one thing: skiing fast.
Winter Studies Day gives children, educators a break from mid-winter blues
If school quarters were animals, the third quarter would be the ugly duckling.
Steamboat Springs senior Devin Borvansky is hosting a 3-on-3 basketball tournament as part of his senior project at the Steamboat Springs High School.
6:27 a.m. A noise complaint of a semitrailer idling was made in the 1140 block of 13th Street.
While Oak Creek struggles to find enough candidates to fill its April ballot -- much less hold a contested election -- its town board will discuss eliminating municipal term limits.
New information released by state officials indicates animals from an elk ranch where chronic wasting disease was identified were not tested for the disease, and that a fence may not be adequately separating wild and captive elk.
Commission estimates cost at $650,000 for 2004-05
Norm Weaver doesn't have to look any further than one of his daughters to know the Steamboat Springs School District's technology plan is working.
Tuesday, February 24
Despite broken collarbone, Glenn takes ninth place
A broken collarbone could not keep snowboarder Grant Glenn from pursuing the sport he loves.
12:11 a.m. A woman reported that she may have been drugged at a restaurant on Eighth Street.
Leases to expire on group's locations
Leaders of LIFT-UP Food Bank are searching urgently for a new location to rent or own, and cost is an issue.
Developers want to build commercial store, single-family homes
Sketch plans for a residential area that includes one of the first commercial developments in Stagecoach were approved by Routt County commissioners Tuesday.
Sterling awards to be announced at luncheon
At issue Daniel David Carver's suicide Our view Meth use is not just an urban problem.
This letter is in response to the column "Ask Mr. Grammar Person," by David Grimes. The column appeared in the Feb. 20 Steamboat Today.
Fund Board group to present requests
Funding requests from the Education Fund Board's Technology Commission have become fairly straightforward over the past couple of years.
The Forest Service has offered several alternatives for managing winter recreation in the area, which will be presented in mid-March to allow for additional public comments.
Police officers take the stand on second day of testimony
Steamboat Springs police officers testified as to why they refused to let Todd Jeffery Brehmer take a blood-alcohol content test about two hours after being pulled over on suspicion of speeding.
Soroco football stars raise money for trip to Australia
They battled big, bruising linemen on the football field for four years. Now, Soroco Rams C.J. Remick and Kory Babcock are competing with prep students and Girl Scouts.
The Soroco boys basketball team wrapped up its season with a 33-56 loss Saturday in Rangely in the opening round of the district playoffs.
Ten boys decided they were going to win when it would have been easy to give up.
Steamboat Springs freestyle skier Eddie Keiser returned to his roots last weekend at an event at the Arapahoe Basin ski area in Summit County.
Ross Barnhardt moved to Hayden from Steamboat Springs a year and a half ago and immediately noticed a void in his life. "One of the first things that struck me is that you couldn't pick up the phone and order a pizza," Barnhardt said. "This is the 21st Century. Everywhere else in America has a pizza place. We though Hayden needed something like this."
Monday, February 23
Nordic combined skiers search for gold in Alaska
Taylor Fletcher will lead a group of five Steamboat Springs Nordic combined skiers north to Alaska in search of gold.
Plans for Routt County's justice center have been through the first step of the city of Steamboat Springs' planning process and could be heard by the city Planning Commission as early as March.
Sixteen new hangars at the Steamboat Springs Airport are now in use, one more step the city is taking to become self-sufficient.
Todd Jeffery Brehmer appeared in District Court on Monday on charges that he fled police after a routine traffic stop last September.
Building official's attorney requests formal grievance meeting
Attorney Charles Feldmann filed a request Monday for a formal grievance hearing on behalf of fired Routt County chief building official Mark Marchus.
Commissioners want 13th, Yampa street trouble in area plan
Routt County commissioners said Monday that the growing traffic problems at 13th Street and Lincoln Avenue should be acknowledged in the Steamboat Springs Community Area Plan Update.
Natural gas consumers in Northwest Colorado can expect a 6 percent increase in rates beginning March 1.
Student charged in graffiti incident at high school
Sunday, Feb. 22 1:43 a.m. A man was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after wrecking his vehicle near the intersection of Pine Grove Road and U.S. Highway 40.
Cross country skiers off to Placid
She has spent the winter traveling from one cross country race to another, but these days, Steamboat Springs cross country skier Korie Steitz is focused on just one.
Sunday, February 22
1:21 a.m. Police arrested a juvenile on charges of driving under the influence at the intersection of Pine Grove Road and Rollingstone Drive.
Agreement could net $180,000 for Steamboat Springs schools
Facing budget cuts for the second consecutive year, the Steamboat Springs School District is looking at new ways to generate revenue.
Call it the year of the audit. Following in the footsteps of a communications audit and the annual financial audit, the Steamboat Springs School District is moving ahead with a proposal to hire an Indiana organization for a curriculum audit of the district.
The Hayden Public Library will hold a Scholastic book fair beginning Tuesday and running through March 9. The fair is open during the library's regular business hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. All proceeds will benefit the library's children's section.
Durango enjoys more daylight hours than Steamboat Springs, but we're catching up
Every year, there arrives a day when you can sense that winter's back has been broken. I think Sunday was that day.
Saturday, February 21
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.
Fouls were plentiful in the year's final battle between cross-county rivals Hayden and Soroco.
For the second day in a row, Steamboat Springs skier Sarah MacCarthy was within reach of a state title.
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.
Matt Iacovetto and Whit Gates sat side by side catching their breath after their nearly simultaneous matches for third and fourth place.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dory Scull Age: 24 Occupation: Recycler for the ski area Place of birth: Baton Rouge, La.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Petitions to run for mayor due by March 5
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.
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.
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.
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.
Former Steamboat Ski Area President Vern Greco has accepted a new position with his present company, Powdr Corp.
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.
$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.
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.
Seller's name listed first, followed by the buyer
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.
Friday, February 20
Strings in the Mountains is looking for volunteers to help with this summer's festival. Help is needed with ushering and running the box office and concession stands. Call Annie at 879-5056, ext. 100 or 103, before March 1.
Tourism in Steamboat Springs could be off by several hundred guests tonight, but area lodging properties will get a big midweek boost, and Feb. 28 looks strong.
Residents with several water rights likely saw hefty increase
This month, water rights owners are finding themselves with another bill to pay, and some Routt County residents are not happy.
John Lisi and Delta Funk bring in-your-face blues to The Tugboat
Feb. 24 is Fat Tuesday, otherwise know as Mardi Gras, so what better place to be than at the feet of a down and dirty New Orleans band such as John Lisi and Delta Funk.
Purchase of Development Rights program has preserved 5,024 acres
Since voters agreed to a 1-mill levy to preserve open space and agricultural lands in 1996, Routt County has put 5,042 acres into conservation easements through its Purchase of Development Rights Program.
12:05 a.m. A noise complaint was made for a loud party at Herbage condominiums. The residents promised police they would keep it down.
People attending a presentation on cultivating businesses packed the Hayden Town Hall with hopeful "economic gardeners" Wednesday night.
While most South Routt School District employees receive pay raises every year, some of the most veteran teachers do not. With a School Board decision Thursday night, they still won't. The South Routt School Board unanimously voted against a salary schedule adjustment that would add "steps" to the pay scale to give staff with more than 30 years of experience in the district annual pay raises. The current salary schedule stops annual $700 pay raises when an employee reaches 30 years of experience.
Newspaper earns General Excellence Award in its size category
The Steamboat Pilot & Today captured 18 awards, including the prestigious General Excellence Award as the best newspaper in its circulation category, during the annual Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters awards banquet.
Steamboat's Allen's bid for a state title falls short
Less than a second. That's all that separated Steamboat Springs Alpine skier Thomas Allen from winning a state title Friday afternoon on the slopes of the Steamboat Ski Area.
Defending state champion Sarah MacCarthy is living proof that winning a state title isn't always the greatest feeling in the world.
The past two weeks of Jake Doolin's life have been all about wrestling. Friday night, he was rewarded.
Soroco wrestlers still alive in state tourney action in Denver
Whit Gates wasn't going to let another overtime match get away.
Thursday, February 19
Deciding to move to Denver wasn't difficult for Taylor Leary. Hockey was his favorite sport, and he was unlikely to be discovered by scouts at the next level if he stayed in Steamboat Springs.
After finishing first in the single and dual mogul events last weekend in Aspen, Steamboat Springs skier Caterina Mader looks like a skier just hitting her stride.
After judging more than 70 entries in a contest to create a theme and logo for the 2004 Routt County Fair, the fair board has picked a winner.
The Hayden Town Board learned Thursday night that the town may get the chance to grow with the construction of up to eight affordable houses if enough people show interest.
County, city planning commissions could jointly adopt it
The proposed Yampa Street Connector and preserving existing mobile-home parks were two issues the Routt County Planning Commission considered in another look at the Steamboat Springs Area Community Plan Update.
Steamboat Springs Dan Schwartz 2615 & 2617 Longthong Road
Winter Carnival queen donates her hair to Locks of Love
Near the end, Patty Hanley was walking around with a ruler measuring the growth of her hair. But hair grows slowly and after years of watching it, Hanley was getting impatient.
Marcus Williams dropped a $49 million federal lawsuit against the city, but said his quest for a liquor license is not finished.
2:09 a.m. A disruptive woman was reported at a bar in the 1000 block of Highpoint Drive. The woman was reportedly out of control and threw another woman's purse in the fire. The Steamboat Springs Police Department gave the woman a ride home.
Band taking charge of the music scene, playing more bars
You probably have heard the name but never seen the band.
Educational seminar planned Chase Oriental Rug Company is sponsoring an educational seminar, "Iran to China to Iran: The Evolution Production" from 7 to 9 p.m. March 5 in the Chase showroom. The featured speaker will be Tom Atiyeh, third generation carpet importer and wholesaler from Oregon. His presentation will be accompanied by a slide show. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP to 879-5667.
As expected, there were hoots and hollers eminating from the Steamboat Springs boys locker room Thursday night after the Sailors captured the league title with a convincing 72-27 win over Battle Mountain.
Time it took to drive from Oak Creek to Denver? More than three hours.
Despite some sloppy play down the stretch, the Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team wrapped up the regular season with a 52-48 win over Battle Mountain on Thursday night.
Tuesday, Feb. 17 7:11 a.m. A person was reported camping next to a trash bin in the 900 block of Weiss Drive.
Sex assault involving children reported A report of a sexual assault involving a 12-year-old girl and 16-year-old boy was filed with the District Attorney's Office on Wednesday.
We met at the University of Wyoming on a cold and windy, late afternoon when there was nothing to do but stay inside. For no reason at all, and for my first time, I walked into the philosophy club meeting and took a seat. Minutes later, two drunken guys from the wrestling team came in and took their seats.
Music Tonight Bill Martin plays at 6:30 p.m. at Creekside Cafe, 131 11th St. No cover. Dinner reservations recommended. Call 879-4925.
MudFest, a four-week festival of "the best of the rest" films, begins tonight at Mountain Movie in Ski Time Square. MudFest will feature two new movies each week.
At 14, Jennings Anderson already has found what he was meant to do in life; you can tell by the look on his face when he talks about it. Anderson is a filmmaker.
If places such as the Blue Note in New York City hadn't slammed their doors in the faces of three up-and-coming musicians more than 10 years ago, Medeski, Martin and Wood may never have developed the experimental sound that seems to be the future of jazz.
Photographer chose to debut her photos tonight to give viewers color
Jennifer Kersten's first camera was small and plastic with 110 film and a square pop flash. It was a camera she begged her parents to give her for Christmas. The then third-grader quickly became an annoyance at family parties, recording everything she saw.
Jake Doolin looks like he has horns.
Wednesday, February 18
Security experts say it's not a matter of if a serious incident involving injury or death is going to happen at a court facility; it's a matter of when.
Parents and students confronted the Hayden School Board on Wednesday night about frustrations they had with "participation points" in the classroom, and concerns the points were not being awarded fairly.
Sustainable Slopes Day held for environmental education
The Steamboat Ski Area will provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse at part of its operations Saturday.
In her first year as sponsor of Soroco High School's chapter of Future Business Leaders of America, teacher Angie Blair has seen participation jump from 16 to 36 students.
Medical center will no longer purchase Hayden's The Haven
Yampa Valley Medical Center has backed out of a plan to purchase and operate The Haven Senior Assisted Living Center in Hayden, hospital officials announced Wednesday.
The Steamboat Springs girls and boys basketball teams wrap up their regular seasons tonight against Battle Mountain.
Steamboat plays host to skiing competition
Howelsen Hill has given birth to national champions, Olympic contenders and one of the country's most celebrated skiing traditions. But in all its years, the ski area has never been part of crowning a high school state champion.
The Soroco boys basketball team opened its postseason schedule with a 64-60 overtime win over Plateau Valley on Tuesday night in Collbran.
Routt County Planning Commissioners could ask the owners of a 200,000-acre ranch to obtain permits showing they complied with county regulations as they consider the ranch's proposed 30-room lodge at their meeting tonight.
Despite a recommendation from the South Routt School District Improvement Team, Superintendent Steve Jones is not optimistic a proposed staff salary schedule adjustment will be approved by the School Board.
Commissioners eyeing house on Oak Street for office
Routt County commissioners are considering their options for a little white house on Oak Street that the county acquired through a condemnation process in 2000.
Routt County Democrat Jay Fetcher plans run for Senate District 8, wants to see partisan equilibrium
Routt County rancher and Democrat Jay Fetcher told a gathering of family members and supporters at the courthouse Wednesday night that he's ready to take another run at state office.
Tuesday, February 17
Educational benefits, not money, behind school compromise
Steamboat Springs School District officials stressed Tuesday that the sole impetus for creating a Montessori program at Strawberry Park Elementary School was its educational benefits.
Tigers face Rams in playoffs Saturday
Creativity is good in art and basketball, and Hayden girls basketball coach Jayme Adams is beginning to see the Tigers adapt and adjust to opposing defenses before her eyes.
Building home in Hayden may be thousands of dollars cheaper than expected for qualified people willing to lend a hand.
A proposed annexation of recreational land south of town could now surround many properties near the town limits of Hayden.
A temporary trail providing snowmobile access to the Routt National Forest from Steamboat Lake State Park could open as early as this weekend.
Soroco juniors Whit Gates, Matt Iacovetto off to state
Disappointment is a great motivator, which may explain in part why Soroco's Matt Iacovetto heads to the 69th annual State Wrestling Championships with something to prove.
Hayden 'showed heart,' is ready for state
Jake Doolin refused to release details when asked what fabulous hairstyle he was going to be wearing at this year's state wrestling tournament.
Nearly 900 high school wrestlers will compete at the Pepsi Center this weekend during the 69th annual State Wrestling Championships in Denver.
The U.S. Attorney's Office called factual and legal arguments for not moving a Hayden resident's medicinal marijuana case to a federal court "frivolous" and "plainly wrong."
User fees for Routt National Forest should not be implemented unless the money can be used for specific improvements at the place of collection, county commissioners said Tuesday.
Monday, Feb. 16 12:20 a.m. A man reportedly was sitting on the front stoop of a bar in the 700 block of Lincoln Avenue yelling obscenities. The Steamboat Springs Police Department gave the man a ride to a hotel.
Blood drive is Thursday at YVMC with appointment
Hats off to the Steamboat Springs School District and Steamboat Springs Montessori for reaching a compromise that avoids what could have proved to be a costly legal battle.
The student body, faculty and support staff of Rangely High School, as well as the community, would like to offer our sincerest apology to the students and community of Soroco High School for the incident that occurred during the Soroco Rams' visit to our school Jan. 30. We are embarrassed for the breach of trust that came about as the result of thieves breaking into your team's locker room and taking money and items of value. We have always prided ourselves on our ability to ensure visiting teams complete safety while on our grounds, so this incident came as a great shock and shame to us.
When I decided to move to a ski resort 35 years ago, I visited several and chose Steamboat Springs. It was and remains a real town with real people. Town was a place where you could go to the bank, wash your clothes in the Laundromat, pick up the mail, and buy some groceries -- all without a car.
Regarding the Feb. 15 letter to the editor, "Check out Kucinich" by Nina Rogers, I have a question: How did Ms. Rogers find Steamboat Springs? I am afraid that she got lost on her way to "The Socialist State of Boulder." What balderdash.
Building official's lawyer says county has begun termination process
County commissioner candidate Mark Marchus, chief building official with the Routt County Regional Building Department for the past six years, is being terminated, Marchus' attorney said.
Cree woman, Steamboat resident shares her story Friday
Forty years is a long time not to know who you are, but it took that long for Angie Swinger to get the courage and the motivation to walk away from her life for a year and visit her biological family on the Cree Indian reservation in Canada.
City agrees to share cost of culvert with developers
The City Council and a developer of a 19-unit townhome project struck a deal in the middle of Tuesday's council meeting.
Routt County, two municipalities and two water districts are considering forming a joint legal defense agreement as they evaluate the impacts of Steamboat Springs' filing for recreational water rights.
The first court appearance for a Wisconsin hunter charged with criminally negligent homicide was postponed from Tuesday to March 23.
Hayden wrestlers miss regional titles
Matt Iacovetto got his revenge.
Minturn HR director will begin March 1
Minturn's human resources director will be Hayden's next town manager.
Troop raising money for Hawaii trip, projects
Boxes upon boxes of Girl Scout cookies lined tables in the Routt County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall last week as troop leader Lori Laird and Laurie Hallenbeck separated the Thin Mints from the Trefoils and the Samoas from the Do-si-Dos.
Monday, February 16
Lodwick is third, Spillane fifth in World Cup Nordic combined
Steamboat Springs' Todd Lodwick and Johnny Spillane captured top-five finishes Sunday in a World Cup event.
Sunday, Feb. 15 12:26 p.m. A drunken driver was reported near the intersection of Mount Werner Circle and Mount Werner Road.
A registration meeting for all parents with children interested in taking part in Pee Wee wrestling in Steamboat Springs will be held Wednesday.
Lawsuit against district to be dropped
In a stunning move that followed nearly four months of closed-door negotiations, the Steamboat Springs School Board approved on Monday a multi-year Montessori strand for Strawberry Park Elementary School.
Plans to annex and approve a 51-lot subdivision are moving forward, the Oak Creek Town Board said.
Steamboat Springs city staff has proposed changes to the budget review process that include turning a daylong budget hearing in October into seven meetings held during a five-month period.
City Council to weigh upholding ban on upper part of river
The Steamboat Springs City Council tonight will consider permanently banning commercial tubers from using the upper stretch of the Yampa River.
Ben Kolarcik and Justin Unger, both 22, look like typical rock stars. Both are fit and funny, with straight hair styled messily. They call their music pop rock, and their upbeat but melodic songs fit nicely into that category.
The Steamboat Springs hockey team wrapped up its 2003-04 regular season with a 4-2 loss to league rival Aspen.
When David Felberg was young, he heard the sound of his father playing the violin and his mother on the piano. He listened to their musical dialogue as they played Brahms' Violin Sonata No. 3.
Nancy Stahoviak moved to Doak Walker Care Center
At least one classroom in Strawberry Park Elementary School will take on a whole new look come August, when the district expects to begin a multi-year Montessori strand pilot program.
Disparate bids delay automatic airport parking fee plan
Routt County's plan to install an automated parking fee system at Yampa Valley Regional Airport may be put on hold for a year.
A 25-year-old man who police said is suspected of overdosing on heroin could face criminal charges.
Sunday, February 15
A Flight-For-Life helicopter was called to the scene of a snowmobile accident in California Park on Sunday afternoon.
Peabody might not continue as sole provider to power plant
Competition may bring 40 years of service to a close.
Children's health fairs will be offered in March
Forget the red planet, what the United States needs is a clean-burning automobile
It is with great pride that I announce my candidacy for president of the United States.
Saturday, Feb. 14 1:40 a.m. A fight in progress was reported in the 1800 block of Ski Time Square. The subjects where gone when the Steamboat Springs Police Department arrived.
The city has created and continues to update a map of its priorities and the steps it needs to take to accomplish them.
Saturday, February 14
The City Council's decision Tuesday to remove plans for an extension from Yampa Street to 13th Street from the community area plan update was a relief for those at Bud Werner Memorial Library.
Steamboat man offers solution to damaged wetlands
Ren Martyn's new bank will be open for deposits in South Routt County later this summer. But it's not what you think.
Will Bashan recently traded a career as a high-ranking executive in billion-dollar companies for a role running a gift shop in downtown Steamboat Springs.
Fischer promoted to head ski air program Steamboat springs
A new benchmark has been set.
Purchasing a house is very different than it was years ago
Buying a home can be a complicated and intimidating process. It is even trickier in Routt County, where home prices are well above the nation's average.
Seller's name listed first, followed by the buyer OAK CREEK PARTNERS - 114 LLC TO VANZANDT, MARLICE FOR LOT 8, BLK. 3, ORIGINAL TOWN OF OAK CREEK -- $87,000
Steamboat Springs JEFF & HEATHER PARK 2707 ABBEY ROADOwner/contractor Single-family residence $329,057 MARK & CARI HERMACINSKI 245 HILL STREET Owner/contractor ADDITION $25,000
Oak Creek Hockey Association eyes new rink roof so it can extend season
About 12 years ago, some ice hockey fans in Oak Creek got a hankering to build their own skate rink.
AmeriCorps volunteers work with middle-schoolers on social, academic skills and communication
Ellen McGuiness doesn't remember much from her years as a middle school student.
We don't need a mayor As an Oak Creek resident, I have a great idea -- Let Cargo Rodeman be the town manager, since she manages the town now. Pay her and throw the mayor's position out the window. We don't need a mayor, we need a town manager and she is the person for it.
In all my years in the service, I have never seen a community come together the way the Steamboat area has. Your prayers and gifts are more than greatly appreciated. Thank you for making my platoon's Christmas a happy one. We have been away from home for so long. We thought we had been forgotten. Thank you for caring enough to remember.
Check out Kucinich Tell me he's not electable. I'll believe you if: We are all willing to be spoon fed "facts" by the mainstream media.
Nearly a century after it began, the Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival is still going strong.
Catch the action at SoBe Terrain Park
The SoBe Terrain Park at the Steamboat Ski Area came alive Friday under a cloudless sky with skiers and riders working their tricks on the many rails and hits.
Monday, Feb. 16 n The South Routt Medical Center is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 736-8118 for appointments.
Jordan Neely Sidwell, son of Kaycee and Tyrel Sidwell of Greeley, was born at 2:39p.m. Jan 30, 2004. He weighed 7 pounds and 1 ounce and was 20 inches long. His grandparents are Greg and Alicia Samuelson of Yampa, and Justin and Terry Sidwell of Gill. His great-grandparents are Bud and Carron Zabel of Hayden, Gene and Charlotte Samuelson of Indian Hills, Walt and Cindy Sidwell of Ault and Jean and Ray Butler of Littleton. His great-great-grandmother is Helen Miller of Plainview, Neb.
Robin Getter Age: 29 (again) Occupation: Movement educator Place of birth: Newark, N.J.
Editor's note: Mel Gibson's movie "The Passion of the Christ" was given a flurry of publicity after critics declared it to be anti-Semitic. The most controversial scene was based on the verse Matthew 27:25.
Steamboat Springs Christians hope to see impact from 'The Passion of the Christ'
Two weeks ago, Dr. Kevin King, pastor of Anchor Way Baptist Church, sat in an auditorium in Jacksonville, Fla., with 2,000 other pastors for a special showing of Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ."
Susan De Wardt is all too familiar with the lack of space at Bud Werner Memorial Library.
A new building is in progress at site of the Good News Building explosion
February 3, 2004. The day came and went and JoAnn Baker Paul was so busy she didn't even notice. When she realized two weeks later that the 10-year anniversary of one of the most traumatic events of her life had breezed passed her without a notice, Baker Paul was surprised. For years, she never went a day without thinking about the explosion.
Wesley Mottlau, 25, knew since he was a child that he wanted to be in the Army.
16-year-old girl was taken to hospital
A 16-year-old girl was sent to the hospital after apparently running into a tree while on a commercial snowmobile tour Saturday.
Students admitted to stealing large quantity of alcohol
Five students from The Lowell Whiteman School were involved in a string of shoplifting incidents at local supermarkets Friday night, said Steamboat Springs Police Sgt. Nick Bosick.
Former Steamboat Springs resident Patricia "Patte" Carol (Neil) Clementson of Grand Junction passed away Feb. 13, 2004. She was 71.
Saturday, Feb. 7 Jason Allen Boyd, 23, Windsor -- Driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence of drugs, speeding (Routt County Sheriff's Office)
Friday, Feb. 13 8 a.m. A reckless driver was reported eastbound on U.S. Highway 40. The driver was stopped near the Super 8, but no charges were filed.
Longtime Yampa Valley resident Clifford Willett "Buster" More died Jan. 31, 2004, in the home of Wayne and Teresa Pollard near Silt, where Buster resided for the last year and a half of his life. He was 90, and his death followed a short illness.
Longtime Routt County resident Ruth Wheeler died Feb. 5, 2004, in New Castle, Wyo. She was 90.
In the huddle before the fourth quarter, the Glenwood Springs girls told coach Deb Henderson they were going to win the game.
Routt County to be well represented next weekend
Matt Iacovetto got his revenge. The Soroco junior faced Hayden's Jake Doolin earlier this year in the Steamboat Springs High School Tournament, and Doolin won, 5-3.
It's the ultimate goal of every student athlete.
Sailors take league crown with win
Forget the Western Slope League. Glenwood Springs junior Sean Flohr might be the best shooter in Colorado. But even his 32 points weren't enough Saturday, as Steamboat Springs won 49-45 to clinch at least a share of the league championship.
Friday, February 13
Sailors continue battle for state today in Broomfield
The Steamboat wrestling team only scored five points the first day of the Class 4A Region 3 wrestling tournament, but every wrestler is still alive in the tournament and able to score points in day two.
Thursday, Feb. 12 12:54 a.m. A gas skip was reported in the 2100 block of Mount Werner Road.
Community Foundation to give extra $25,000
Steamboat students earn high marks in competition
Like Clark Kent emerging from a phone booth as Superman, more than two dozen Steamboat Springs High School students took off their usual attire earlier this week and underwent a different sort of transformation.
The Rangely boys basketball team wrapped up an undefeated league season with a 63-50 win over Hayden on Friday night.
Wrestlers slap their heads, rub their arms and bounce from one foot to the other, eagerly awaiting their first matches. Soroco's Matt Iacovetto yawns.
Is he crazy? That's what Hayden's Matt Marchbanks wants other wrestlers to ask when they see him and the new haircut he received from fellow teammate Jake Doolin -- sort of a tapered, mushroom-shaped Afro, with long hair on top and shaved around the ears.
Hayden ends .500 in Western Slope
Creativity is good in art and basketball, and Hayden girls basketball coach Jayme Adams is beginning to see the Tigers adapt and adjust to opposing defenses before her eyes.
Gail -- a woman who has a one-word name -- was hard at work in her Sedona, Ariz., studio, her hands covered in clay, when a fellow sculptor walked into the room.
The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering free mammograms and pap smear tests to women who qualify.
Winter Sports Club uses money to help athletes achieve dreams
The sale of 4,000 buttons helped the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club net nearly $25,000 during the 91st annual Winter Carnival last week, Executive Director Rick DeVos said.
Charter school holds book fair
The North Routt Community Charter School has had a lot of firsts since it opened nearly three years ago.
Thursday, February 12
There's no guaranteeing your wedding video won't prove to be among America's funniest. However, Northwest Colorado is home to some seasoned professionals who have the skills and depth of experience to bring a story telling quality to your nuptials.
A wedding invitation serves as preview to the event itself, giving clues about the level of formality and the style of the celebration. Invitations must be ordered early to ensure that there's enough time to address and mail them.
Whether it's kegs or bottles, whiskey or wine, dry champagne or citrus mix, choices abound for stocking the wedding bar. Discriminating drinkers may know exactly what they want before walking through the liquor store door. Virtually any well-stocked store can serve them. But the light social drinker may not know the difference between a chardonnay and a merlot.
Customizing weddings is the trend and with the more personalized event comes a loosening of tradition. The rules soften and bend, but etiquette still exists.
Sew What's Gale Loveitt has been making and designing wedding dresses for years, so she has seen brides from all different walks of life. One thing most have in common is that they have carried a mental image of their wedding dresses since they were children.
Photographer Sue Rife knows the sparkle in a bride's eye will vanish as surely as the sun sets on her wedding day. But if the Steamboat artist can capture the fleeting moment through the lens of her Nikon it has a chance to last a lifetime.
Choosing a wedding planner is the most important choice you'll make while putting together you special day. But first-time brides are often naÃive and end up paying more than they should or giving into pressure to hire someone they may not like.
For the bride and groom looking for a special site to exchange their vows, the Steamboat Springs area offers lots of options. Many people who are married in Steamboat during the summer and early fall want an outdoors wedding, where mountains and woods serve as a stunning backdrop and meadows covered with wildflowers mean there's no need to decorate.
With its picture-perfect views and multitude of special spots, the Steamboat Springs area is a popular pick for couples planning weddings. The number of local residents and out of town visitors coming to Steamboat to exchange their vows increases every year, said Riley Polumbus, spokesperson for the Steamboat Chamber and Resort Association.
A fire that broke out in a mobile home along Routt County Road 129 was mostly extinguished when firefighters arrived on scene Wednesday night.
District frustrated by conflicting rules for standards tests
A Steamboat Springs School District official described as "ironic" the notion that a school rated "high" by the state could fail to meet federal Adequate Yearly Progress requirements.
Options for paying Oak Creek Mayor Kathy "Cargo" Rodeman more than the $90 a month she now receives were discussed at the Town Board of Trustees meeting Thursday night, but a decision on the issue was tabled until the Town Board's next meeting.
Former DNR chief seeks 3rd Congressional District seat
Palisade peach grower and former director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources Greg Walcher hopes his experience with environmental and natural resource issues will produce a victory in the hotly contested race for the 3rd Congressional District.
Nord's lawyer files response for medicinal marijuana case
A federal judge should not move a Hayden man's medicinal marijuana case to federal court because the U.S. Attorney's Office asked for such action too late and because officers involved should follow state, not federal law.
Five security agents were honored Thursday at Yampa Valley Regional Airport "for the deterrence of a possible catastrophic event," Transportation Security Administration Regional Security Director Ray Krebs said.
The auction of remaining condominiums at the Canyons Grand Summit Resort Hotel near Park City, Utah, has been postponed two weeks, to Feb. 21.
DJ Motion Potion plays Saturday at Mahogany Ridge
DJ Motion Potion, otherwise known as Robbie Kowal, performs with the mind of a chess player. "I'm always thinking about what's the next song or where does this go from here," Kowal said. "A certain song will have a horn part or a certain kind of vocal and I'll bring in another song with that element.
City Planning Commission pleased with expansion plans
The City Planning Commission generally was pleased with plans for an expansion of the city's transit operation center on 13th Street but suggested more landscaping on the east side of the building.
High school football player commits to California school
Sailors wide receiver and defensive back Chris Dombey will continue his football career at Azusa Pacific University in Los Angeles next season.
Steamboat age-class Alpine ski teams prepare for important contests
It's crunch time for members of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club's age-class Alpine ski teams.
Drew Roberts' impressive results in his slalom and giant slalom races during the four-day Wild West Classic at Jackson Hole (Wyo.) Mountain Resort earned him an overall combined title earlier this week.
Wednesday, Feb. 11 8:53 a.m. A two-vehicle, noninjury accident was reported in Cypress Court.
Community foundation to give extra $25,000
Steamboat's annual Wedding Fair offers couples one-stop shopping for their wedding needs. An estimated 50 vendors will be represented at this year's Wedding Fair, said Peggy Haas, owner of PartySmart.
Kris Boyce and his wife combined their wedding and honeymoon in a trip to Italy. The two went to Rome and Florence and the Riviera. They videotaped the exchange of the rings and vows for their families, after they had taken care of all the paperwork back home in Colorado.
Gifts -- giving them and receiving them -- are a big part of a wedding. Knowing what's appropriate and the protocol surrounding the gesture fill chapters of wedding books and etiquette manuals.
Engagement and wedding rings are a lot like clothing -- styles come and go and then come back again. And as the design and style of the ring itself varies, so does the manner in which it is selected, said Richard Tyser, owner of Kester Jewelry in Craig.
If there is a single rule when it comes to wedding flowers, it is that every bride is different. Some brides do not have any idea what they want when they come into Steamboat Floral and Gifts, owner Cathy Vogelaar said. Others know exactly what they want right down to the number of roses and pieces of greenery.
Northwest Colorado -- and Steamboat Springs in particular -- is a popular wedding destination for out-of-town couples because the rugged geography and gorgeous vistas serve as a memorable backdrop for a momentous occasion. "I'm amazed at the number of people from out of town who get married here," said Jeff Little, owner of Ore House at the Pine Grove. "I think we do an equal number of receptions for both locals and out-of-towners."
Variety is key in choosing entertainment for a wedding reception, musicians and wedding planners say. "It's great to have a band that is strong in one particular genre, but it's better to have the flexibility to play different styles that appeal to all," said Jill Waldman of The Main Event, a wedding planning service. "Playing songs that people know can sometimes hit an emotional chord with them."
Tara Ayers has begun preparing for wedding receptions that will take place in and around Steamboat Springs this summer. Over the next few months, she will meet with potential clients, hammer out dinner menus and make big lists to help her organize the food, the setup and the staff.
Finding the perfect hairstyle -- and the perfect hairstylist -- can make getting your hair done on your wedding day a luxurious self-indulgence rather than a chore.
Whether it's chocolate or traditional white cake, tiered or sheet-style, the details that create the centerpiece of the big day can be fashioned in Craig and Steamboat Springs.
The traditional tuxedo remains a popular fashion for weddings in Craig and Steamboat Springs. "We have some different variations every year but not anything too far from normal," said Connie Lippold of Bushwhackers in Steamboat.
Wednesday, February 11
Steamboat club volleyball enjoys quick success
In their first club volleyball season, 14 Steamboat Springs girls are enjoying more success than anyone expected.
Routt County commissioners approved justice center designs at the halfway point of their development, giving the project the OK to move ahead.
Yampa Valley Housing Authority board members approved
The inaugural members of the Yampa Valley Housing Authority were ratified Wednesday at a joint meeting between the City Council and county commissioners, who also discussed the group's next step.
Putting option to pay mayor on ballot likely to be discussed
Whether to pay Oak Creek's mayor as a part-time employee could be decided by a vote during the town's April election.
The Steamboat Springs School District and the North Routt Community Charter School are nearing completion of a contract extension for the 3-year-old Clark school.
Former City Council members, bankers and retired businesspeople are among the 21 people who have applied for the city's Tax Policy Advisory Board.
Counties strive to reach common transportation goals
After a group of county organizations succeeded in agreeing on water principles for the state, it has moved on to finding common ground on transportation.
12:42 a.m. Loud music was reported in the 700 block of Grand Street. The Steamboat Springs Police Department gave a warning.
Tigers, Sailors, Rams to compete in regional meet
A new wrestling season begins Friday for area athletes.
It's not surprising that Sailor Korie Steitz will be in the running for a state title when the Colorado High School Skiing Championships come to town in two weeks.
Routt County commissioners approved a food service building and pavilion for Columbine Cabins in North Routt County.
Minturn's human resource director will be Hayden's next town manager.
Tuesday, February 10
Artists from around the world enter designs
If it's blank, 15-year-old Alex Stegmaier draws on it. She draws on her shoes and her jeans and on her notebooks at school. She interacts with the outside world through her pen. Last year, when Ride Snowboards and ArtLink partnered to host a snowboard design competition, Stegmaier found out about it four days before the deadline and didn't participate.
Riverwalk is a proposed development at the present site of the Westland Mobile Home Park. Documents that have been submitted to the city of Steamboat Springs by the developer, ERIII LLC -- Jim Cook is the representative -- refer to the project as a "new Steamboat waterfront experience."
In your recent articles on the Steamboat Springs Airport, you reference a complaint by a "commercial pilot." Mountain Flight Service would like to clarify that all our pilots are commercial pilots, and four of five have Airline Transport Pilot ratings, the highest skill-level designation given by the Federal Aviation Administration.
Pilot & Today honored in newspaper contest The Steamboat Pilot & Today has again been honored in the Nation's Best Non-Daily Newspaper Contest sponsored by the Inland Press Association.
Austin, Texas, dad wins 2004 SUV from Winter Sports Club
When Michael Regan's friends at West Lake High School in Austin, Texas, hear what his dad bought him for his 16th birthday, they are sure to be a little envious.
Bulldogs hand Sailors their first league loss
The Steamboat Springs boys basketball team's 13-game winning streak and bid to remain undefeated in Western Slope League play ended with Moffat County's 42-27 win on Tuesday in Craig.
Moffat County girls basketball coach Craig Mortensen said Steamboat Springs deserved to win the teams' first encounter of the season Jan. 23, but the Bulldogs deserved to win the second.
With the postseason quickly approaching, the Sailors hockey team needed a weekend of offensive success after suffering three straight loses.
Marchus says building department issues center on inspections
Neither county officials nor Chief Building Official Mark Marchus will say whether there are specific problems within the Routt County Regional Building Department, but all have alluded to issues surrounding building-inspector policies.
Just a day after rescinding his resignation as Routt County's chief building official, Mark Marchus announced he will run against one of his bosses, declaring his candidacy for the county commissioner seat held by Doug Monger.
Residents who wish to participate in one the most basic forms of grass-roots democracy need to register their party affiliation with the Routt County Clerk and Recorder's Office by Friday.
In case you forget what Elkins Meadow looked like before the bulldozers, there is a painting of it, oil on linen, by Phil Wright at the Depot Art Center. Within his frame, the aspen trees sing in their bright yellow autumn robes.
Music Tonight Humble Pickers will play from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Hahn's Peak Cafe on County Road 129 in Hahn's Peak Village. Free. Call 871-1495.
I t happens. I've seen it.
The photography show in the Small Works Gallery at the Depot Art Center is the story of a workplace and the bonds that form between four walls while on the clock.
With a set list that includes Stevie Wonder's "Boogie on, reggae woman," Bob Dylan's "All over now, baby blue" and The Beatles' "Everybody's got something to hide (except for me and my monkey)," Mary and Mars hardly seems like a bluegrass band.
Mudfest offers discount card
Sometimes teams deserve to win, and other times, they get lucky. The Hayden boys fell into the latter category Feb. 6.
Singer, videographer lend talents to Hayden documentary
All cylinders are firing to have the Hayden Community Video ready for its premier at 7 p.m. March 5 at the Hayden High School auditorium.
A new season begins Friday for Hayden wrestlers.
The Hayden Skate Park and 12 residences are being considered for annexation along with the Routt County Fairgrounds and the planned Dry Creek Park.
Defensive pressure lifts Tigers to a league win, 27-22
The Hayden girls basketball team held the lead for the majority of its Feb. 6 game against Soroco, but the Tigers didn't take control until sophomore Sara Sumerlin hit two free throws with 1 second left to give her team a 27-22 win.
Monday, Feb. 9 12:18 a.m. A suspicious vehicle was reported in the 500 block of Ore House Plaza.
Council, Planning amend draft update in joint meeting
Revisions were made and public comment was taken Tuesday night as the City Council and Planning Commission had their first joint review of the adopted draft for the Steamboat Springs Community Area Plan Update.
Public responded to application to fill wetlands for justice center
Most public comments on Routt County's application to fill wetlands at the site of the new justice center do not concern impacts on wetlands, according to a response letter the county completed Tuesday.
Seven commercial airlines delivered 22,588 passengers to the Yampa Valley Regional Airport in January -- more than in any other January in the three previous years. However, several major airlines showed modest declines last month.
Steamboat district would be exempted because of its size
Small school districts such as Steamboat Springs would be exempted from a proposed charter school bill under an amendment offered Monday by state Rep. Al White.
Dental van also accepts patients younger than 18 who are uninsured or on the 3HP children's health plan
Debi Harmon has been horrified in past weeks to see children with rotting teeth walking onto the Miles for Smiles dental van.
The scenario being played out at Westland Mobile Home Park underscores the need for the Yampa Valley Regional Housing Authority.
Monday, February 9
The Steamboat Springs City Council will have its first round of discussions today on the adopted draft of the Steamboat Springs Area Community Plan Update.
With just two meets left before the Regional Championships, the members of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club's junior freestyle team headed to Telluride to hone their skills last weekend.
The luck of the draw will be a significant factor Wednesday when competitors in the Steamboat Nordic Challenge Series line up at the starting line for a rare night event.
Steamboat jumper soars in Alpine Ski Flying
From the first time he strapped on a pair of Alpine skis, Steamboat Springs' Pat Arnone knew he loved to fly.
City, county officials expected to approve recommendations Wednesday
Routt County commissioners and the Steamboat Springs City Council are expected to appoint 13 members to the new Yampa Valley Regional Housing Authority on Wednesday.
City recognized for historic preservation efforts
The city of Steamboat Springs received a round of kudos Friday morning at the state Capitol for a national historic preservation award it was given last month.
2 a.m. Screaming and yelling were reported in the 400 block of Lincoln Avenue. The suspected parties were gone when the Steamboat Springs Police Department arrived.
A 20-year-old Colorado Mountain College student went from a misdemeanor citation to felony charges when he attempted to run away from police and hit an officer, Assistant Police Chief Art Fiebing said.
Chief building official decides against plans to retire
Mark Marchus, chief building official for the Routt County Regional Building Department, said he will continue in his position despite his announcement a week ago that he would retire.
City officials said Monday that they were working to incorporate changes suggested by the Routt County Planning Commission into the Steamboat Springs Area Community Plan Update.
Two teams of horses involved in an accident Saturday during the chariot races are doing fine, a representative from the Yampa Valley Cutter and Chariot Association said.
Sunday, February 8
1:40 a.m. An ambulance was requested in the 1800 block of Routt County Road 16.
The Routt County Humane Society is looking for volunteers to help at the Steamboat Springs Animal Shelter. The animal shelter also needs donations of Science Diet or Iams canned cat food. Call 879-RCHS.
Martha Bender and Katie Haberlan played their piccolos in Sunday morning's parade, and their lips survived to tell about it. It was cold out in Steamboat on Sunday morning -- about 25 degrees. As senior members of the Steamboat Springs High School skiing band, Bender and Haberlan were participating in the 91st annual Winter Carnival. The two young ladies have been down Lincoln Avenue more than once in their careers. In fact, they've participated in the Winter Carnival Parade four straight years. Sunday marked a rite of passage of sorts -- it was their last freezing cold parade.
Steamboat residents, guests 'escape from cabin fever'
Sixteen years ago, Sandy Evans Hall was very pregnant when she helped out at Winter Carnival.
Olympians Kidd and Heuga remember 1964 Games
Billy Kidd and Jimmie Heuga's eyes watched the black and white films of three slim men racing down icy slopes on long skis. Each ski run took just more than one minute.
Saturday, February 7
Playing hockey is the easy part. It's breathing that is difficult.
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Routt County residents can buy a home without saving for a down payment. Down payments on mortgages typically range from 10 percent to 20 percent, which typically means the homebuyer has to save for months or years and then shell out all those savings at once. To help those who have difficulty saving to buy a home -- or even believing they can -- the Regional Affordable Living Foundation has a new program that makes the down payment for them using a low-interest loan.
Lynn Scarlett Atkinson changed her lifestyle after moving into her Steamboat Springs home in 1993. Now, she is offering someone else the opportunity to do the same. Living in Florida, she and her family often tried to escape the heat of the summer by coming to Colorado. After seeing other resort towns, she decided she wanted to make Steamboat Springs her home.
Steamboat Magazine, the Steamboat Springs Visitors' Guide, the Steamboat Springs Area Maps and allaboutsteamboat.com are under new ownership. Longtime Steamboat resident Deborah J. Olsen, president of Ski Town Publications Inc., purchased the business from previous owner H. Dennison Parker in January.
Second-home owners are playing an increasing role in the economies of four neighboring counties. Gary Severson of the Northwest Council of Governments told an audience in Craig this week that the results of a recent study show second homeowners represent 20 percent to 25 percent of the total economy of four counties on Colorado's Western Slope.
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.
Friday, Feb. 6 8:24 a.m. Police responded to a two-vehicle, noninjury accident in the 700 block of Weiss Drive. A ticket was issued to one of the drivers.
Standing at the top of a mogul course, veteran freestyle skier Carly Gmeiner knows exactly what to expect.
Steamboat goalie Lena Fancher knew what to do if she ever faced a penalty shot, but she never needed to use her knowledge until Saturday.
Steamboat boys beat Palisade by six to win 13th straight game
One night after upending Moffat County in Craig, the Palisade boys basketball team traveled east, determined to send Steamboat Springs to the same fate Saturday, but for the 13th consecutive game, the Sailors found a way to win.
Steve Moos understands Palisade's position.
Trust in coach, one another takes Hayden to top of league
Hayden boys basketball coach Shawn Baumgartner isn't having fun this season.
Conflict has small-town start, may set big-time precedent
When President George W. Bush was running for office in 2000, Allen St. Pierre listened carefully when the candidate addressed one issue: medical marijuana.
Spectators catch chariots of fun, jumps with joy
Knees shaking and heart pounding, Deana Voeltzel could do little more than worry from her position along Lincoln Avenue.
Westland mobile-home owners concerned about where they'll go
For Sherri and Bryan Phillips, the thought of being forced out of their mobile home in Westland Trailer Park wouldn't seem so scary if other options existed.
Former Routt County resident Leonard Allen Blake died Jan. 10, 2004, in Denver from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. He was 45.
Steamboat Springs resident Virginia S. Collins died Jan. 23, 2004, at the Doak Walker Care Center. She was 87.
Former Steamboat Springs resident Dorothy Dale Muirhead died Jan. 30, 2004, in Loveland. She was 89.
Andrew Robert Roise, the firstborn son of Andrew and Bethany Roise, died Jan. 27, 2004, after nine months of life spent being treasured by his parents and being knit together by God in his mother's womb.
Q. In Steamboat's housing picture, what role do mobile homes play in providing affordable housing for Routt County residents?
Since the 1940s, members of the Wilhelm family have pulled skiers down Lincoln Avenue for Winter Carnival
"Shorty" Lloyd Truax didn't know he was writing the first line of a long story when he rode a horse down Lincoln Avenue with a skier in tow.
Age: 26 Occupation: Planning technician Place of birth: New Haven, Conn.
PiperJo Cora Jones, daughter of Amanda Dowling and Chad Jones of Hayden, was born at 2:55 p.m. Jan. 27, 2004. She weighed 9 pounds and 6 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. Her grandparents are Gordon and Sandra Dowling of Hayden, Mike and Tammie Jones of Hayden and Carmen Montano of Soldotna, Alaska.
Rigoberto and Maria Rodriguez of Steamboat Springs are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Paula Rodriguez, to Kenny Fitzgerald.
Five Cadettes, three leaders raising money for August trip to London
When members of Cadette Girl Scout Troop 142 started to think about their annual trip, they didn't know exactly where they wanted to go, but they had one parameter.
River plan seeks to balance quality recreation with health of natural systems
More than 20,000 people and perhaps as many as 40,000 annually get their kicks on the town stretch of the Yampa River. On some days, they exceed the reasonable capacity of the river. However, the community of Steamboat Springs has begun taking steps to safeguard the river as well as the enjoyment of the people who play in it.
At issue Medicinal marijuana laws Our view The Supreme Court should hear Nord's case.
The city of Steamboat Springs recently was named as one of the first eight communities in the country to receive a Preserve America Community designation by first lady Laura Bush as part of her initiative to reward and encourage historic preservation.
If the board and the residents of Oak Creek wish to pay for the mayor's position, it's as easy as handing out a list of the duties and responsibilities expected to those who come in for the petition to run for the position. Could next week's Sound Off question ask the residents of Oak Creek to decide a Steamboat issue?
Steamboat sixth-graders find Outdoor Education Day serves dual purposes
As long as the day didn't involve math, Hannah Ramirez knew she'd have fun.
Christian Heritage School Honor Roll steamboat springs Second Quarter Honor Roll
Europeans have been enjoying the benefits of hassle-free ski vacations for many years, but the concept is a novel idea in North America. Robin and Heather Craigen have spent the past five years working to change that. As the proprietors of Moving Mountains Chalets, they host extended families and large groups in luxurious vacation homes. Their goal is to make sure their guests want for nothing.
Friday, February 6
Underestimating the Panthers doesn't keep Sailors from win
The members of the Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball team discovered what it's like to be a marked team Friday night at home.
Educational program, student achievement recognized in
A high-ranking Colorado Department of Education official gave the South Routt School District a big thumbs-up this week for the district's educational program and student achievement.
Winter Carnival snow sculpture winners Winners of the annual Winter Carnival snow-sculpting competition were announced Friday. The theme for this year's celebration is "Escape from Cabin Fever." Downtown merchants sponsored the competition and judged the sculptures created by Steamboat Springs High School and Christian Heritage School students. The winners are:
LIFT-UP, Lions Club helping needy in Hayden
The Hayden LIFT-UP Emergency Assistance Office served 37 Hayden households last year. The majority of the money used to help those families in need came from the Hayden Community Fund.
Thursday, Feb. 5 1:36 a.m. Two men and two women reportedly were trespassing to get to a hot tub in the 2400 block of Ski Trail Lane. The group reportedly got into an altercation with the security guard, but the situation was resolved.
Doctors implanted defibrillator next to motel owner's heart
Chris Stillwell, the Steamboat Springs man who suffered a brain injury in a Dec. 15 fall at his downtown motel, underwent successful surgery this week at Porter Hospital in Denver to implant a defibrillator next to his heart.
Commission likely won't adopt final draft without them
If several changes aren't made to the Steamboat Springs Community Area Plan Update before March 15, the Routt County Planning Commission likely will not adopt the final draft.
The Regional Affordable Living Foundation is gauging interest in a self-help housing program in Oak Creek and Hayden after its plans for a Steamboat Springs subdivision were criticized last month by the city Planning Commission.
n The Oak Creek Public Library is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Preschool story hour is at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. For more information, call Wendy at 736-8371 or 638-4654.
December revenue up 6 percent from last year
The city enjoyed a record-setting December for sales-tax revenue records with a 6 percent increase over last year and more than $1.8 million collected.
The Hayden girls basketball team held the lead for the majority of Friday's game against Soroco, but the Tigers didn't take control until sophomore Sara Sumerlin hit two free throws with one second left to give her team a 27-22 win.
Sometimes teams deserve to win, and other times, they get lucky. The Hayden boys fell into the latter category Friday night.
Balanced scoring and two new offensive schemes helped the Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team roll to a 57-26 win over Delta on Friday night.
Thursday, February 5
Steamboat girls host 10-team tournament all weekend at Howelsen Ice Arena
This weekend young, female hockey players from across the country will rule the rink at Howelsen Ice Arena.
Steamboat airport will not undergo further investigation
The Federal Aviation Administration said it found insufficient evidence that flight safety regulations were being violated at the Steamboat Springs Airport.
Out-of-bounds searches can take a lot of time and money
After handling two out-of-bounds ski area rescues this week, the Steamboat Ski Patrol is warning skiers and riders to be cautious about slipping through the ski area's access points.
Conceptual plans for an affordable, pedestrian-style subdivision in Stagecoach were approved by the Routt County Planning Commission on Thursday night.
Students make snow sculptures on Lincoln Avenue
Each year about this time, as the snow begins to look a little drab and hopes of an escape from winter begin to stir, Steamboat Springs turns to Winter Carnival.
Like a high school senior eagerly awaiting an acceptance letter from her first-choice university, Joyce DeLancey and her staff at GrandKids Child Care Center nervously checked the mailbox daily.
McInnis bill would let veterans get health care closer to home
Routt County veterans could be spared an almost 400-mile round-trip drive to receive medical care under legislation proposed by Congressman Scott McInnis.
Wednesday, Feb. 4 1:26 a.m. A man reportedly was shoplifting a burrito and hot pocket from a convenience store in the 1800 block of Kmar Plaza. When the Steamboat Springs Police Department found the man, he said he had forgotten to pay and went back to the store to purchase the items.
School book fair held Feb. 13, 14 at North Routt The North Routt Charter School will host a school book fair sponsored by Epilogue Book Co. and Scholastic Books from 3 to 6 p.m. Feb. 13 and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 14.
Pilot & Today Staff The Soroco wrestling team fell in Friday's dual to Rangely, but coach Doug Gates said he left the Panthers' gym feeling much better about the way the Rams wrestled.
Hairstylist/artist Zanobia commits to beautifying environment
It took all her will power, but Zanobia forced herself to take time off skiing to make more paintings.
It's obvious from looking at the liner notes of the CD "Ranch Dance Ruckus" which song Interstate Cowboy is most proud of recording.
Interstate Cowboy plays from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at the Hilltop Bar and Grill, 1000 Highpoint Drive. $5. Call 879-2900.
I answered an ad and that's how I ended up sitting in a coffee shop I never go to, across from a man with long yellow hair, a patchy beard and a strange habit of calling himself a "silly old man" even though he is barely 50.
Musician gaining momentum on way to Jazz Fest
Carlos Washington describes the Giant People's Sonic Circus as if it is a ball that has just begun to roll down the hill. As it picks up speed, it picks up players and musical styles until it finally lands at its final destination at Jazz Fest in New Orleans.
Eighteen ducks, two geese, 21 chickens and a complete body of work.
Pete DeWolf doesn't talk like a typical gallery owner. He talks like a businessman with a product to sell. He appreciates art and wants to promote young talent, but he's not a gallery sitter who waits for the customer to come to him.
Jerry Palen, an artist best known for his ranch-life cartoon "Stampede," is finding inspiration in a new Wild West character -- the skier.
The Batson Trio began as an exercise in sibling cooperation. Kelsey studies violin with Teresa Steffen Greenlee and Erik Peterson, attends Rocky Mountain Summer Conservatory and plays viola in the Steamboat Springs Chamber Orchestra.
Wednesday, February 4
Park City, Utah, skier Eric Camerota finished fifth in Stryn, Norway, on Wednesday as part of the World Junior Championships individual Nordic combined event.
Fund Board commission requests money to buy 4.5 acres
Funds to help purchase 4.5 acres of land adjacent to Steamboat Springs School District-owned property in south Steamboat is among a group of five funding requests made by the Education Fund Board's Capital Commission on Wednesday.
After two years of negotiations with Cookie Lockhart, the city has decided to purchase almost 6 acres of land bordering Rotary Park and Mount Werner Road.
Two new subdivisions, one near Hayden and one in Stagecoach, are on the agenda for the Routt County Planning Commission's meeting tonight.
Noted educator to speak at Steamboat Springs High School
"Black boxes with their secrets locked inside" is how noted educator Patricia Wolfe has described society's understanding of children's brains and their function.
Changing road conditions Tuesday and Wednesday contributed to 16 traffic accidents in less than 24 hours in the city.
South Routt residents will be asked in the next week to prioritize what they want for the future of their community.
Tuesday, Feb. 3 12:16 a.m. Two men were reported fighting along U.S. Highway 40 just east of the city limits. One man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.
'Fowl Play' exhibit showing at Sleeping Giant Artist JoAnn Baker Paul will be exhibiting a new series of photographs titled "Fowl Play" at the Sleeping Giant Gallery through February. There will be an artist reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the gallery, 624 Lincoln Ave., between The Red Horse and The Overland in the courtyard. Call 879-7143.
Forecast through Sunday calls for continued periods of snow, just in time for Winter Carnival
The main energy of this week's snowstorm slid to the south of the Yampa Valley, but Steamboat has been making out just fine with the leftovers.
The Howelsen Ice Arena has been friendly to the Chix with Stix in recent games.
Don't be surprised if you see some 720s or a few helicopters thrown Saturday at Howelsen Hill.
Genna Bradley is headed to state, and she may have company
It was January and little Genna Bradley had a teardrop in her eye. Bradley, usually smiling and bouncing all over the gym, felt out of place at her second Level 7 meet.
It wasn't exactly like winning the lottery, but ski jumper Logan Gerber wasn't complaining after he won a longest-standing-jump event in Minneapolis last weekend and pocketed some much-needed cash.
Tuesday, February 3
The Steamboat Springs boys basketball team is perfect through the first half of the Western Slope League season, going 6-0 and picking up four road wins in the process.
Wrestling in the blood for Hayden's successful heavyweight
Living up to standards set by older relatives is tough for a child, and it drives many away from sports. But for Hayden High School junior Randy Muhme, the decision to walk away from wrestling after the seventh grade had nothing to do with pressure.
Soroco's Matt Iacovetto sat cross-legged in street clothes watching the 140-pound match between Hayden's Jake Doolin and Steamboat Springs' Donald Dillon.
The story of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction is turning into a dime novel of farce, manipulation, hubris and hypocrisy.
Hayden beats Steamboat's JV team by 20
The Steamboat Springs' game plan was to limit Evan Hilling's shots, and in previous years, containing the Hayden junior would have been enough for the Sailors' JV team to pull out a win.
The Hayden girls basketball team had a game Tuesday night, but coach Jayme Adams said the Tigers decided not to show up.
Time is running out for endurance athletes to save money on entry fees for this year's Steamboat Pentathlon.
The Steamboat Springs hockey team is poised to make noise and the Sailors coaches and players know it, assistant Jeff Ruff said.
The trio of Sam Tarrant, Kalen Caughey and Abe Maynard set the tone for the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club's mogul skiers at a junior freestyle meet in Monarch last weekend.
The Steamboat Springs girls basketball team went down low to notch a convincing victory against Battle Mountain on Jan. 31.
The Hayden LIFT-UP Emergency Assistance Office served 37 Hayden households last year. The majority of the money used to help those families in need came from the Hayden Community Fund.
The first thing I would like to clear up for your reading audience is that the Town of Oak Creek is not considering a pay raise for me. We are considering a basic restructuring of the town government where the mayor would be a paid position. The reasoning behind this, as opposed to a town manager is that:
"Let's do that again," Kathy Deepe said to a group of youngsters, who were playing more than rehearsing the play. The students, mostly fourth- and fifth-graders, do not leave the stage until they get it right.
2003 permits steady; increase predicted
A widely anticipated Hayden growth has not hit yet, but building officials say it is coming soon.
Sorting out issues sometimes depends on figuring out who's in charge. Don Nord wants to use medicinal marijuana in his home. The state of Colorado says he can, the federal government says he can't. American Skiing Co. thinks Triple Peaks' lawsuit should be dismissed. A local judge agrees and tosses the case, only to have a higher court reverse the decision on appeal.
The owners of the Raindrop Water building are offering a $2,000 reward for anyone with information that could lead to an arrest in three burglaries the business suffered in the past two years.
Youth Corps to benefit from Ski Corp.'s Snowball
Rocky Mountain Youth Corps will be the beneficiary of the 22nd annual Snowball, during which Arianthe Stettner will receive the 2004 Hazie Werner Award for Excellence.
Debate over the Steamboat Springs School District's class-size policies likely will continue Feb. 16, when the School Board is scheduled to vote on whether to accept Superintendent Donna Howell's suggested policy revisions.
City wants help for displaced mobile-home owners
The City Council said it wanted developers to provide help to the mobile-home owners who will be displaced by the proposed commercial and residential development.
Conservationists want water policy to account for environment
Conservationists meeting here Tuesday night said the Colorado Water Conservation Board needs to place greater emphasis on environmental and recreational needs in its ongoing assessment of the state's water supply.
Snowboot softball game held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Softball buffs who just can't wait until June should head over to Klumker Field this weekend for the annual snowboot softball game.
Opening ceremonies at 5:30 tonight in Olympian Hall
Today it begins. Ninety-one years after Steamboat skiing pioneer Carl Howelsen started the event, the Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival has more popularity, participants and events than ever.
Tigers rule basketball court; Gann, Hellyer named king and queen
After a week of dress-up days and pep rallies, Hayden High School capped off its 2004 Snowcoming celebration with basketball victories by both the boys and girls teams and by crowning Trevor Gann and Millie Hellyer as king and queen. Hellyer's father, David Hellyer, was crowned Snowcoming king in 1977.
Monday, February 2
Gina Gmeiner sat at the top of a superpipe in Vail late Sunday afternoon waiting for her final run of the 2004 U.S. Freeskiing Open.
The widening of Colorado Highway 131 between Catamount Ranch and Oak Creek likely will not be completed until 2010 or later.
There were 83 riders from lots of clubs competing at the Snowboard Outreach Series slopestyle event Sunday in Steamboat Springs.
Justice center design is half finished The development of the design for Routt County's new justice center is halfway finished, said Routt County Building Maintenance Director Tim Winter on Monday.
Sunday, Feb. 1 12:05 a.m. A noise complaint was made in the 3200 block of AprÃs Ski Way. The reporting party said a group of men was talking loudly in Spanish.
Police chief wrestles a disorderly man for several minutes before backup arrives
Oak Creek Police Chief Tim Willert wrestled a disorderly man for six minutes in a convenience store before another officer arrived to help subdue and arrest the man, Willert said.
A 33-year-old Steamboat Springs man was arrested Sunday morning after running down Stone Lane with a gun.
The Yampa Valley Community Foundation, which awards almost $400,000 to nonprofit organizations in Routt and Moffat counties each year, will celebrate its 25th anniversary by giving away an additional $25,000 this year.
District says water rights move is for new infiltration gallery
Mount Werner Water and Sanitation District has filed for water rights that would allow it to create a new infiltration gallery and draw millions of gallons per day from the Yampa River.
Mark Marchus: 'It has been a pleasure for me to serve the county'
Mark Marchus, chief building official for the Routt County Regional Building Department, announced his plans to retire from his position by April 30.
Development would replace Westland Mobile Home Park
The Steamboat Springs City Council tonight will review River Walk, a proposed development that would replace the Westland Mobile Home Park where more than 100 people live.
The Steamboat Springs City Council will consider a document tonight that is intended to guide future recreation along the town stretch of the Yampa River for the next 50 years.
Two civil complaints filed against BLT Restaurants, LLC, over a food-poisoning incident have been scheduled for trial in July.
People interested in the future of rivers in Northwest Colorado have an opportunity to tune in to the Statewide Water Supply Initiative this week with a Tuesday meeting in Steamboat and a Wednesday meeting at the Craig Holiday Inn.
Members of the Steamboat Springs School Board hope a little discussion ahead of time will prevent a controversy like the one that transpired last spring.
Sunday, February 1
Hairy Apes BMX combines different styles, influences
What if Mr. Bungle, the Flaming Lips, the Bad Brains and Ornette Coleman started a band together? They might sound a little like the Hairy Apes BMX, a band with as many playing styles and influences as can fit on a stage.
Volunteers needed to help with the Winter Carnival Volunteers are needed to help with street events during the 91st annual Winter Carnival to be held Saturday and Sunday. Volunteers are needed both days from about 8 a.m. to noon. To volunteer, call Leslie Dietz at 879-0882, ext. 203.
Saturday, Jan. 31 1:47 a.m. A drunk pedestrian reportedly was on Mount Werner Circle
It may be hard to imagine, but artist Robert Seabeck flunked his eighth-grade art class. The reason: He wasn't following the rules.
Dare leaves columnist searching for an abundance of superordinate words
I'm writing this column on my laptop while seated in the VIP lounge at LAX on my way home from Mike Jackson's Super Bowl party. I've got to e-mail it in to the newsroom before they call my flight, so I'm feeling some pressure. And there's this other problem.