News for Saturday, January 3, 2004



Sailors skate to tie

Steamboat Springs and Regis skated to a 2-2 tie in Saturday's matinee at Howelsen Ice Arena.

Real Estate Transactions for Dec. 21-29


Our View: Hurting more than helping?

On Tuesday, the Steamboat Springs City Council will consider the second reading of an ordinance requiring developers and property owners to bury electric, phone and cable lines for any new building or redevelopment downtown.

Business reaches new levels at ski area

After witnessing the holiday tourism blitz of 2002, Irene Wilkinson called in the reinforcements this year. Wilkinson is the manager of the Steamboat Springs Safeway store; she is one of many business people here striving to deliver goods and services to meet the demands of unprecedented holiday tourism. More than 14,000 visitors inundated this town of 9,815 last week.

Routt County home has New Egland feel, look

While living in New Hampshire, Jay and Mary Throne fell in love with the architecture of the 19th century New England farmhouses prevalent in the area. From the wide plank floors to gabled roofs, the Thrones wanted to bring the East Coast style to the Rockies.

Bitten by the rug bug

Dixie Coyle fishes around for a minute with a small metal hook and pulls out a thin strip of red fabric. She stabs through the fabric again and fishes out another loop of fabric.

The Record for Jan. 4

JAIL REPORT 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. Saturday, Dec. 27

Bill May:

Mishap at Grand River

Here's another story which was passed down by that colorful old cowboy of Hayden, Charlie Temple. Charlie came into this country early--when it was all open range. The typical full-fledged cowboy of those days was apt to be familiar with ranges and cowtrails from Vernal to Wolcott and from Rawlins to Rifle. Such was the case with Charlie; so his stories related to people and places all over Routt County--which at that time covered a big part of that 20,000 square mile area.

Looking Back for Jan. 4

On Christmas night, 150 people gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Critchfield above Trull, and had a dance such as we used to have in the early days when the lovers of that art traveled 30 or more miles to participate in the doings.

Friends helping Stillwell

Fund set up to help semi-comatose hotel owner as he struggles with head injury

As Chris Stillwell laid in a coma at Denver Health Medical Center on Thursday, his wife Cindy said it was like a waiting game, not knowing if he would come out "tomorrow or 10 years from now."

First baby of 2004 came 4 days early to celebrate

It didn't matter if it was a boy or a girl. The first baby of 2004 born at Yampa Valley Medical Center was destined to be Aidan Sydney Ramer.

Ranchers: Beef is safe

Area consumers don't seem concerned with mad cow

Fears of mad cow disease hit a little closer to home last week -- in Washington, to be precise. While Americans were wrapping gifts and cooking holiday feasts, the U.S. Department of Agriculture was tossed into the throes of an in-depth investigation of a single infected dairy cow that marked the United States' first confirmed case of the brain-wasting disease.

Soundoff for Jan. 4

Was district thinking? I'm just wondering if there are any other school districts in the state that scheduled classes on the two days before Christmas. What percentage of students were absent during this time. Who determines the calendar? Was there parent input? The Pilot & Today should do an article on this mess.

Class notes for Jan. 4

Beer to teach courses in writing Beer to teach courses in writing Edith Lynn Beer, author of five books and more than 200 published articles, will teach two creative writing courses, "Writing a Book that Sells" and "Writing an Article that Sells," at Colorado Mountain College.

Library offers storytimes to children

Program helps youngsters develop love for reading, learn about the library

Four-year-old Wyatt Gebhardt grabbed a favorite stuffed animal and plopped down on the large green cushion in the center of Bud Werner Memorial Library's children's section Tuesday morning.

Building Permits for Dec. 22-26, 2003

Crystal Peak/Gould 2978 B Abbey Road Crystal Peak Combined Duplex -- Unit B $147,558

Harbor Hotel remodel coming along

The crew worked throughout the wee hours of the morning, searching. For two days, around the clock, it excavated in the street, looking for a waterline for which the city of Steamboat Springs had no documented location. They worked at night because they had to shut off a waterline that serves five blocks of Yampa Avenue near the Harbor Hotel, said Craig Hagar, assistant project superintendent for Drahota Construction.

Business News in brief

Alpine Bank of Steamboat Springs, announces two promotions. Adonna Allen has been promoted to vice president and Austin Mackrill to assistant vice president.

Newspaper launches new real estate magazine

Yampa Valley Real Estate is a new monthly publication of the Steamboat Pilot & Today, representing the latest piece in a family of publications and related Web sites intended to provide comprehensive marketing services for real estate professionals.

How serious is the threat of Mad Cow disease?

That question can be looked at two ways and the answer would be the same. If you are a ranch worker out tagging a newborn calf with a mad mother cow breathing down your neck, you may question your safety. And now with the threat of mad cow disease being reported in our meat supply, you undoubtedly are questioning your safety.

Horne -- Wright

Gary Dale Horne Jr. and Jessica Mae Wright have announced their engagement. Horne is the son of Gary Horne Sr. of Kingsport, Tenn., and Joyce Nelson of Grand Junction.

Births for Jan. 4

Emma Rose Teachout, daughter of Michelle and Steven Teachout of Steamboat Springs, was born at 11:35 a.m. Dec. 8, 2003. She weighed 5 pounds and 13 ounces and was 19 inches long. Her grandparents are Michael and Lorna Santonastaso of Montrose and E. Sheridan and Rebecca Teachout of AnnaMaria, Florida.

Calendar for Jan. 4

Monday, Jan. 5 n The Oak Creek Public Library is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Story hour is at 10 to 11 a.m. For questions, call Wendy at 736-8371 or 638-4654.

Walking in a winter wonderland

There is a very good reason why the trunks of aspen trees are white. And if you go for a Saturday snowshoe trip with Karen Vail, she will provide the answers to that riddle and many more.

Determined Dombey

Steamboat teenager headed for kayak academy

This is essentially Kevin Dombey's daily schedule for the next five months: kayak, school, kayak, school, eat and sleep.

Improving YVRA

Airport officials discuss handling terminal congestion

More than than 2,500 air travelers walked through the doors of Yampa Valley Regional Airport on Saturday, and despite the airport handling numerous private planes diverted from closed airports in Vail and Aspen, the traffic moved relatively smoothly -- a major improvement over last weekend's mess.

John F. Russell: Lodwick shines even without Olympics

If you were paying attention this week, you might have been reminded of a time when cheers erupted from the base of the ski jumps at Howelsen Hill.

Historical society may get restarted

The Yampa of 1909 was very busy.