News for Saturday, January 24, 2004

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Leslie Lovejoy: Balanced use of land

Winter use of public lands in Routt County has been increasing steadily for the past 10 years. Unfortunately, the National Forest Service, designed to manage forests and not people, was not ready for the onslaught.

House fire suspicious

The Routt County Sheriff's office and Colorado Bureau of Investigation continue to investigate the cause of a fire that destroyed a Tree Haus home in December.

Crazy Cordelia asks: What are you searching for?

The customers at Crystals by Cordelia are doing more than shopping. They are seeking.

The Record for Jan. 25

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.

The Stanley Cup of cards

Residents continue tradition of playing 'May I' for 'championship vase'

One Labor Day several years ago, Kathy "Cargo" Rodeman -- now the mayor of Oak Creek -- had a yard sale.

Steamboat splits pair in seniors' home finale

For the 11 Sailors seniors who capped off their home high school hockey careers Saturday, the weekend was one of mixed results.

Racist fliers found on driveways

Fliers attacking immigrants and promoting white supremacy were tossed onto Steamboat Springs driveways Friday night, residents and police said.

Thin line

Immigrants question Bush's guest worker proposal

Cecilia Flores Lee thanks God every day that her Mexican mother was able to hold on long enough to sneak across the border and give birth to her in an Arizona hospital so she could be born on the "right side of the line."

Soundoff for Jan. 25

Apologize to Maddoxes I would like to say that I feel Susan Dellinger and Ken Brenner need to apologize to Bob and Cindy Maddox or they maybe need to consider resigning from their positions. They did not set a good example in this case of representing our community.

Behind the Headlines: Michael E. Diehl

Michael E. Diehl is the principal siting and land rights agent for Xcel Energy. Here he answers questions about the process Xcel will use to choose its future means of coal delivery to the Hayden Station.

Recreational users talk back

Letters solicited responses to proposed winter recreation management

In the few weeks since mailing 2,600 letters to Routt County residents and backcountry users, Routt National Forest District Ranger Kim Vogel has received dozens of comments.

UPS store banks on shipping skis

Store offers retail shipping rates, convenience to skiers

Niki and Jim Titus have tapped into the modern trend toward shorter Alpine skis in ways that ski designers could never have anticipated.

Young adults say investing in Steamboat real estate worth struggle

For a year, Mike Martin lived off of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and Ramen noodles. He didn't travel out of Steamboat Springs, and he even turned off the electric breakers so his heater would not turn on.

Porches bring high-end townhomes to street

Bob and Joan Boglioli of New Jersey sat in a model unit at The Porches, a 66-unit townhouse development under construction off Steamboat Boulevard. They were talking with developer Bruce Shugart and Realtor Randall Hannaway, but most of their attention was on the building itself.

Briefs for Jan. 25

Congressman Udall will speak Jan. 31 in 'Boat Congressman Mark Udall will be the breakfast speaker at 10 a.m. Jan. 31, at Olympian Hall in Steamboat Springs when the Community Alliance of the Yampa Valley and Western Colorado Congress host their annual gathering.

Routt County Spotlight: Paige Lorimer

Paige Lorimer Age: 35 Occupation: Veterinarian Place of birth: Durango

Robert P. Baker: Bring visitors by train

Our present commissioners are to be commended for their plodding, workmanlike attention to the affairs of Routt County.

Our View: Voters should decide salary

The Oak Creek Town Board was wise to hold off on raising the mayor's salary.

Tiger girls crumble

The Hayden Tigers girls' offense was slow in the second quarter, resulting in six points, but the Grand Valley Cardinals were even slower with four points.

Few will forget their first hut trip

The second most important piece of equipment to take on a winter hut trip, right behind a backpacker's headlamp to illuminate the way to the outhouse, may be a set of industrial earplugs. Anyone who has ever skied up to timberline to spend a weekend or longer at one of the 28 huts maintained by the Tenth Mountain Division Hut System needs no explanation.

Thomas M. Dunn (1940-2004)

Thomas M. Dunn of Leawood, Kan., died Jan. 2, 2004, in his home, where he was surrounded by family and loved ones. He was 63.

Richard Albert Mills (1948-2004)

Steamboat Springs resident Richard Albert Mills passed away Jan. 20, 2004, at his home after a long battle with cancer. He was 55.

Births for Jan. 25

Logan William Scherar, son of Kimberley Bertram and Doug Scherar, was born at 12:18 p.m. Jan. 12, 2004. He weighed 7 pounds and 8 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. His siblings are Gage Webb and Bradon Webb. His grandparents are William and Carolyn Scherar of Steamboat Springs, Suzanne DeCino of Anchorage, Alaska, and Bill and Linda Bertram of Hayden.

Soroco surrenders

Boys basketball team drops two league games

The Soroco boys basketball team is in need of an attitude adjustment, coach Andy Smith said.

Patience pays off for Rams

The Soroco girls basketball team is starting to learn the importance of patience, and it is paying off.

Tigers win rematch

The Hayden Tigers have seen what the Grand Valley squad has, particularly in shooters Chris Johnson and Sam McKinley.

Calendar for Jan. 25

Monday, Jan. 26 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.

Building permits for Jan. 25

Steamboat Springs John Cotter Ferguson II 2005 Ski Time Square Drive Belisle Construction Interior Demo $3,000

Melinda Mawdsley: Reaffirming my career of choice

Thanks to the patience and cooperation of Routt County athletes, coaches and parents -- and no thanks to a nasty cold -- I survived my second year of "The Week."

Getting back in the games

New physical education teacher turns 'glorified recess' on end, gets kids up and learning

Kindergartner Ashley Wilson gingerly stepped onto the smooth, cold surface of Howelsen Ice Arena last week, dressed more for the slopes than the rink.

Transactions for Jan. 13-17

MOUNTAIN HABITATS, LLC to GUTFREUND, JAMES M. and GUTFREUND, DIXIE D. for MOUNTAINEER AT STEAMBOAT, PHASE 3 Unit: 7B -- $695,900