News for Saturday, January 17, 2004



Our View: Step in the right direction

At issue Tax policy committee Our view Group has important work to do in a short time.

No worries at Whiteman

Students study ancient

Forget DVDs and video games; last week, Lowell Whiteman Primary School first-graders Jesse Laughlin and Nate Bowman found themselves enthralled with yarn and cardboard.

Lady Tigers lasso Cowboys

Alycia Boyd shines in Hayden's rout of Plateau Valley

Hayden's Alycia Boyd came to the high school gym at about noon Saturday and practiced shooting. Practicing on her own isn't out of the ordinary, but the solo preparation fine-tuned her shot enough to score a game-high 21 points, 18 of which came in the first half.

Routt County Spotlight: Riley Polumbus

Riley Polumbus Age: 33 Occupation: Public relations director for Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association

Brian T. Kelly: Get involved in community

Ben and Millie Beall, Paul Fisher, Bob Maddox, Bill Martin, Ed McArthur, Kevin Bennett, Arianthe Stettner, Nancy Stahoviak, Bud Romberg, Kathy Connell and Ken Brenner. What do these names have in common? They have all served countless hours in meetings at the county, city or school board levels, or perhaps in committees helping out our community in countless ways. If you know the individuals named above, they represent a broad spectrum of political philosophy, but each holds dearly the concept we recognize as "community."

Weather watchers

Surveying the clouds from 10,525 feet

A few flakes start to fall in the early morning. As everyone else looks up to evaluate ski conditions, Dr. Randy Borys sees something more. He measures each flake for size and weight. He examines the composition. He sees the weather pattern from which they were created and imagines the particles the parent cloud might have picked up in China, California and Utah.

Sailors fall in overtime

It felt as if the Aspen hockey team beat Steamboat Springs twice in Saturday's game.

The Record for Jan. 18, 2004

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.

Residents meet for water update

Phippsburg system built in the '70s needs to be brought up to date

Louise Iacovetto and her husband, Ray, are native Routt County residents. Louise was born on a Routt County ranch, and Ray was born and raised in Phippsburg.

Births for Jan. 18, 2004

Niklas Paul Johannes Malacinski, son of Essi Kenttala and Stephen Malacinski, was born at 3:11 p.m. on Dec. 7, 2003. He weighed 7 pounds and 8 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

Jeanne Whiddon: Understanding your tax bill

Q. When should Routt County residents expect to see their tax bills in the mail? What information is on it?

Data helps educators in era dominated by technology

Education has changed a lot in the three decades since Celia Dunham became a teacher.

Sound Off for Jan. 18, 2004

I am totally against President Bush's immigration reform proposal, unless it facilitates more help at the Department of Motor Vehicles in Steamboat. Maybe if they hire immigrants, it will help with the overcrowding, long lines and the fact that the office never seems to be open.

Class Notes for Jan. 18, 2004

Lindsay E. Lockhart of Steamboat Springs took part in Dartmouth College's exchange program this winter when she studied in San Diego.

Raymond A. Fox (1928-2004)

Steamboat Springs resident Raymond Andrew Fox passed away Jan. 1, 2004, at the Yampa Valley Medical Center. He was 75.

Bessie Lighthizer (1913-2004)

Former Hayden resident Bessie Lighthizer passed away peacefully Dec. 22, 2003, at her home in Mesa, Ariz. She was 90.

Transactions for Jan. 6-12, 2004


John F. Russell: Comeback kid proves herself

Words such as confident, intelligent and talented come to mind when you first meet Olympic ski racer Caroline Lalive.

Tigers bite Cowboys

Hayden Tigers fans stood and clapped with more enthusiasm than usual Saturday night. They were watching an entertaining performance that demanded respect.

Business briefs for Jan. 18, 2004

First National Bank hires Bob Kuusinen

Novak -- Kirby engagement

Frank and Theresa Novak of Union and Chadwick Island, New Jersey announce the engagement of their daughter Valerie Novak to Kerry Ryan Kirby, son of Ramona and Howard Kirby of Toponas.

Building Permits for Jan. 1-9, 2004

Mountain Meadow Preserve LLC 1303 Turning Leaf Court Owner/Contractor Duplex -- Left Unit $909,554

William 'Wade' Hatcher (1930-2004)

Clark resident William "Wade" Hatcher died Jan. 6, 2004, at his home. He was 73.

South Routt Calendar for Jan. 18, 2004

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.

Oak Creek reacts to force

Mayor calls police department a good change; some residents disagree

When Cargo Rodeman ran for mayor of Oak Creek in 2002, she ran on a platform of common sense, kindness and cleaning up the police department.

Right on target

Winter Sports Club's biathlon program growing in second year

Molly Newman and Cameron Osteen stare intently down the barrels of their air rifles, quickly lining up their open peep sights with circular targets 10 meters away.

2003 a real estate boom

Slow start turned into third best in sales transactions

Despite starting out as one of the slowest years for regional real estate sales, 2003 developed into the second best year for sales volume and the third best for total sale transactions, according to the Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors Multiple Listing Service.

YVRA summer flights

Interest in jet service from Houston surges

Continental Airlines' new summer jet flight between Houston and Yampa Valley Regional Airport is loaded into travel agent and Internet computers and already reflecting reservation traffic.

From Sundance to South Side

Liquor store owner Ted Heid and his sense of humor are back in business

For the better part of seven months, Ted Heid was fresh out of jokes. But now he's back behind the counter of his own liquor store entertaining customers once again.

Hometown hero

Steamboat's Todd Lodwick dazzles on Howelsen jumps

Boys don't think much about making Olympic teams, standing atop World Cup podiums or being called heroes. Not at 12. At least not Todd Lodwick.