News for Thursday, January 15, 2004

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Nightlife for Jan. 16, 2004

Aubrey Collins Returns plays from 8:30 to 12:30 p.m. at the Hilltop Bar and Grill, 1000 Highpoint Dr. $5. Call 879-2900.

Hip to be square

Times are changing, and it's now cool to be square.

Addicted to Coffee

The listener will have a hard time escaping the spell of Bruce Dean's cello, but will-power will be rewarded for those who can pull their ears away to listen to the voices at Sunday night's Coffee Cantata.

Art mentor teaches meaning

Braziel inspires artists, does 'not teach imitation'

Eileen Braziel most often has been described as a mentor. On canvas she may be an outsider, but in life she has the ability to inspire everyone around her.

Two students' art pieces stand out

Steamboat high school students receive Scholastic Art Awards

The boy in the picture looks years older than 17, and the empathy of the artist's pencil seems to come from a woman much older than the high school junior who drew him.

Autumn Phillips: Moment of clarity

We watched a movie the other night called "Melvin Goes to Dinner." It was one of those movies in which four people in their early 30s meet for dinner and a bottle of wine, and the plot unrolls under their angst-riddled conversation.

City receives designation

Steamboat honored in Washington, D.C., for historic preservation

When first lady Laura Bush mentioned the transformation of an old power plant into a city facility in a White House speech Thursday, shivers went down Arianthe Stettner's spine.

Happenings for Jan. 16, 2004

Open drawing/painting sessions are 8:45 a.m. to noon at the Depot Art Center. Subject matter is live model or still-life. Fee of $10 per person to share cost of the model. Call Maggie at 879-9036.

Senate candidate visits town

With a career that began in journalism and continues in politics, democratic Senatorial candidate Jim Spehar has been on both sides of the microphone, the camera and the pen. His license plate, which reads "NEWS4U," now means he is making news rather than reporting it.

Cats flood animal shelter during summer, fall

"Build it and they will come" held too true for the Steamboat Springs Animal Shelter last year. Just after installing new cages to hold cats at the end of May, the animals started to arrive in record numbers.

From a broken mold

Clumsy Lovers plays folk music you can slam dance to

Go see this band. With their eighth album, self-released in September, Clumsy Lovers finally is getting noticed by mainstream music promoters in America. And after playing on their own since 1993, the band members just signed with independent record label Nettwerk.

Brief Points for Jan. 16, 2004

The Steamboat Springs Arts Council has announced the beginning of the Winter Free Friday Film Series. Feature films begin at 7 p.m. every other Friday at Centennial Hall, on the corner of 10th and Oak streets.

Carrying California vibe

Before his death in 1996, Bradley Nowell of Sublime discovered two teenage musicians and saw promise. Miles Doughty and his best friend since childhood, Kyle McDonald, had just graduated from high school and their band, Slightly Stoopid, had been a pet project since they were 16 years old.

The Record for Jan. 16, 2004

12:17 a.m. A man reported that sounds of breaking furniture and a woman in distress were coming from a residence in the 1300 block of Dream Island Plaza. The Steamboat Springs Police Department investigated and found nothing.

Rivals meet at rink

Sailors host Huskies, Skiers this weekend

Heading into its biggest weekend of the season, the Steamboat Springs hockey team had its best week of practice to date, coach Dave Strang said.

YVRA posts big December

Yampa Valley Regional Airport logged its busiest December this decade and perhaps of all time last month with 17,259 passengers disembarking.

Man arrested in suspected cocaine case

A Steamboat Springs man was arrested after allegedly picking up a package of suspected cocaine at Celebrity Resorts.

Ski Corp. holds open houses

The Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. will give the public a glimpse at its future in a pair of open houses today and Feb. 17.

Briefs for Jan. 16, 2004

The Emerald City Opera holds open auditions for "Goldilocks and the Three Bears," a touring opera for young audiences, from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 26 at Steamboat Springs High School and from 7 to 8 p.m. Jan. 27 at Craig High School. Call 870-3397.

Monger to have his 1st meeting on CCI

Proposed state bills for this legislative session will be a focus of the first meeting of the Colorado Counties Inc.

Pay plan to undergo analysis

The Steamboat Springs School District is getting an outside opinion on the financial viability of its proposed evaluation-based pay system.