News for Thursday, January 22, 2004

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Brief points for Jan. 23

'A Valentine Soiree' Tickets are available for the Steamboat Springs Chamber Orchestra's "A Valentine Soiree."

The search for answers

Like many, JoAnn Miller knew she would write a book someday. The book would be accessible to many, and it would change the lives of those who read it.

Triple Peaks wins appeal

State court overturns Judge Doucette's ruling on ski area sale

A lawsuit over the abandoned sale of the Steamboat Ski Area isn't over and could be headed for a trial in District Court.

Planning approves Elkins Meadows final plat

The city Planning Commission approved a final plat for Elkins Meadow on Thursday night as it heard concerns about ski trail easements and complaints of damage to neighboring property.

It's not what you think

Halden Wofford and the Hi-Beams don't play your typical country

Modern, top-40 country music is as appealing to me as the social ills it glorifies, which is why I was skeptical when I put "country band" Halden Wofford and the Hi-Beams in the CD player.

Weekend warriors

Basketball, hockey teams brace for big weekend

The Steamboat Springs boys basketball team already controls its final position in the Western Slope standings, but a win against rival Moffat County tonight would help the Sailors even more.

Mayor's salary raise tabled

The decision to raise the Oak Creek mayor's salary from $90 a month to $1,100 a month was put off by the Oak Creek Town Board of Trustees at their Thursday night meeting.

HEDC holds inaugural meeting

In its inaugural meeting Thursday night, the new seven-member Hayden Economic Development Commission discussed the need to make Hayden a more welcoming town for businesses and residents alike.

Speech team gaining wins

Six members travel to invitational this weekend

When speaking, good timing can be essential in making sure a message is received the way its sender intended.

Rip the face off your fear

Two men were standing on either side of the hill. One on the top and one at the bottom, and I was in the middle. They were both yelling at me.

Duarte's blues a lesson in interpretation, evolution

Chris Duarte is known as a hard-edged guitar player who, as a profile on Tennessee's Bandit Blues Radio Web site put it, "attacks his guitar with a vengeance -- bent over at the waist, long hair flying in his face, playing monster licks at a decibel level that would make Quiet Riot flinch."

3 wire; boys just want to have fun

Watch Paul Geppert play David Bowie's "Ziggy Stardust" on a battered acoustic guitar. Listen to Dave Hanley fill between the lines with his banjo and Bob Shaffer keep time with an upright bass.

Conservationist leaves Steamboat

Pat Davey, who specializes in native plants, takes Denver job

Pat Davey, who implemented many federal conservation efforts in Routt County during the past two decades, is moving to the Front Range to take a bigger job with the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

District facing deficit

Officials predict $250,000 shortfall

Increases in Steamboat Springs School District expenses are projected to outpace revenue gains for the second consecutive year, leaving district officials with the task of cutting an estimated $250,000 from the 2004-05 budget before July 1.

Hired Hands bring bluegrass to Depot

Two bartenders from the Old Dylan Inn in Silverthorne are among the songwriters listed in the liner notes for the title track "Hands of Time" on Hired Hands' latest album.

Free Friday Film Series schedule

Films begin at 7 p.m. in Centennial Hall (10th and Oak streets). Admission is free; donations are encouraged; seating is limited.

Mayer back on slopes after fall spent in school

Olympian Travis Mayer wasted little time transitioning between the Ivy League and World Cup freestyle events

Skiers succeed in Aspen

Winter Sports Club freestylers shine in moguls, big-air competitions

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club freestyle skiers turned in top performances at Aspen Highlands during moguls and big-air competitions held last weekend.

Nightlife for Jan. 23

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

Guitar tells story of Latin America

If you've never seen classical guitar performed in a concert setting, this is not something to pass up.

Briefs for Jan. 23

Children's Danceworks offers toddler dance class A four-week parent/toddler dance class offered by Children's Danceworks is from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Mondays, Jan. 26 through Feb. 16, at Northwest Ballet Studio, 326 Oak St. Cost is $36. Call Wendy Smith Mikelsons at 736-1005.

The Record for Jan. 23

Wednesday, Jan. 21 12:26 a.m. Shoes were reported stolen in the 2000 block of Snow Bowl Plaza.

Jumpers take on Howelsen Hill

The jumps on Howelsen Hill were busy last weekend.