News for Thursday, January 8, 2004

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Annexation could expand

The Hayden Planning Commission made a recommendation to the Hayden Town Board on Thursday night that the annexation of the Routt County Fairgrounds should include other properties surrounding the county-owned land to further square the town's boundaries.

Oak Creek waiting to approve checklist

Oak Creek town trustees decided to hold off on approving a revised checklist of conditions that must be met before the proposed Sierra View development could be annexed and built.

Briefs for Jan. 9

Reception opens exhibit "Dyed in the Wool Hookers of Steamboat" opens with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the Depot Art Center, 1001 13th St. The exhibit of rugs, wall-hangings, pillows and stools with hooked covers will be on display through Feb. 8.

Ski Jam

Performers come together to play at weeklong music festival

Gov't Mule started as a side project in the early 1990s by members of the Allman Brothers Band but was so well received that it became a full-time national touring act. The band has become so popular that concert organizer John Dickson doubts Steamboat Springs will be lucky enough to see it on stage here again.

Utility ordinance reworked

Council: Downtown property owners should be enticed to bury lines

If downtown property owners go to the trouble to bury utility lines underground, they should be given incentives to do it, according to the City Council.

Benefit held for Stillwell

Steamboat resident showing signs of improvement

In a long and uncertain path to recovery, the friends and family of Chris Stillwell measure progress one step at a time.

FAA not investigating plane crash

NTSB probing of Mountain Flight Service ended months ago

The National Transportation Safety Board's investigation into a Mountain Flight Services plane crash near Kremmling last March ended months ago and has not been reopened.

Nightlife for Jan. 9

Music Tonight The Humble Pickers will play at 9 p.m. at Old Town Pub, 600 Lincoln Ave. No cover. Call 879-2101.

Autumn Phillips: Finding your space

There is a deep hole in Central Turkey in an area called Cappadocia, where the Hittites tunneled into volcanic rock and built cities eight stories underground.

Simplifying life and loving it

Piano player knows what tunes to play

A woman walks by -- linen pantsuit, broach at her neck, loafers. Paul Potyen looks up for a minute and sees her. He guesses two things: "She has a lot of class, but she doesn't listen to a lot of music." He chooses to play a song from "My Fair Lady" on the baby grand piano in the lobby of the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel, where he sits five nights a week, Tuesday through Saturday.

Student on stage with veteran actors

It's Friday night and 18-year-old Lia Kozatch is getting ready for work. She does some warm-up exercises in front of the mirror, then rushes to her place backstage at Sabre's Comedy Den.

'We don't really have songs'

Zilla calls its style 'intergalactic funnel music'

Hammer dulcimer player Jamie Janover jokes that Zilla is the only real jam band.

Budgeting guidelines OK'd

Education Fund Board unanimously agrees to proposal

After experimenting -- to mixed results -- with a new budgeting process last year, the Education Fund Board will return to a process similar to the one used in the past.

Seven car thefts reported

Steamboat police investigating string of crime over holidays

A string of vehicle thefts has the Steamboat Springs Police Department warning residents to lock their doors.

The Record for Jan. 9

Wednesday, Jan. 7 12:52 a.m. A person reportedly got out of a vehicle in front of a bar in Ski Time Square, poured gas on the street and lit a fire, then left in the vehicle. Police could not locate the vehicle.

Happenings for Jan. 9

FRIDAY n Leif Howelsen, son of Steamboat Springs' "Father of Skiing" Carl Howelsen, will speak at noon at the United Methodist Church. Call 879-2214.

Wrestlers fall in triangular

Thursday's triangular provided the Steamboat Springs wrestling team an example of the difference between showing up to wrestle and showing up ready to wrestle, Sailors coach Jay Muhme said.