News for Saturday, January 31, 2004



In the service

Private 1st Class Daniel J. Ward had an enjoyable Christmas holiday thanks to several area businesses and individuals.

Transactions for Feb. 1


The Raw Deal

'Living foods' prepared without cooking

June Florence looked down at her body. After chemotherapy, radiation and surgery, she was tired and heavy. She felt horrible, but every time she asked doctors if there were changes she could make in her diet that would help her heal faster, they told her, "You look fine. Whatever you're doing is fine."

Routt County Spotlight: Sue Fulton

Sue Fulton Age: 45 Occupation: Office manager, Steamboat Veterinary Hospital Place of birth: Annapolis, Md.

Town considers park designations

Oak Creek trustees want to ensure park lands aren't lost in boom

Oak Creek's parks have deep roots in the town's history.

Lure of the mat

Muhme left wrestling in seventh grade, but family ties led him back

Family footsteps are sometimes the hardest to follow.

More than a living

International workers gradually reshaping local work force

There are no careers in Chihuahua for people who lack a high school education. Sabino Corral knows it all too well.

Makeover planned at 11th and Yampa streets

Stephen Caragol drove by the corner of 11th and Yampa streets eight years ago and knew it was the perfect location.

Marcus Williams: Bureaucracy frustrating

Yes, Bureaucracy is frustrating. So are newspaper articles published with little regard to the facts.

Master planning

Fate of ski area projects depends on performance of 7 resorts

The Steamboat Ski Area will not get the green light to build major capital improvements such as new chairlifts and restaurants until American Skiing Co. resorts improve their fiscal performance as a group.

Behind the Heads: Kris Hammond: What's next in pot case?

Q. What does Don Nord want from this case? Why are you and he pursuing it? A. Don wants the police to obey the law of Colorado. That alone is reason to pursue the case.

Teen self-injury often unnoticed

Kelly needed a release from the intense pain built up inside her, pain that her 12-year-old mind wasn't capable of handling.

L is for learning; C is for Colorado

Author visits elementary school, gets students excited about ABC books

Award-winning children's author Sneed Collard III doesn't scare easily, considering his face-to-face encounters with some downright dangerous animals.

South Routt Calendar

Monday, Feb. 2 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.

Omar M. Campbell: Cartoon meaning?

I have studied the untitled three-part editorial cartoon in last Sunday's Pilot & Today (1/25/04) all this week, trying to decipher its meaning.

Donald E. Mathes: Manipulation shown

The front-page story under the headline "House Fire Suspicious" in last Sunday's (Jan. 25, 2004) Pilot & Today was a good example of how civil authorities successfully manipulate the press.

Out with new, in with old

Homeowner decorates her home by deconstructing it

Gretchen Atwell used a sledgehammer, a drill, an ax, chains, chisels, saws, rocks and sandpaper to thrash the beautiful exposed wood beams in her newly constructed home.

Business briefs

Information technology event held in Denver Northwest Colorado business people interested in the future of information technology are invited to attend a Feb. 10 banquet in Denver featuring talks by three luminaries in the field.

a rite of passage

7-mile Hogan Park Trail can be a beast but worth it on a state bluebird day

The experience of skiing the Hogan Park Trail has changed from the old days when skinny skiers on touring shoes pinned to wooden skis ventured out on the long ski from Rabbit Ears Pass to the base of the Steamboat Ski Area. The challenge in the late 1970s wasn't reaching the top of Storm Peak so much as it was linking a series of survival turns down the face of the mountain.

Briefs for Feb. 1

Two teachers receive grant Steamboat Springs The Education Fund Board's Technology Commission awarded a special grant last week to high school science teachers Cindy Gay and Nat Cooper for achieving National Board Certification with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. The grants, in the amount of $250 apiece, can be used by the teachers for their choosing as long as the money is spent on education-related items. This is the first year the Technology Commission has awarded the special grants. The commission hopes to make the grants an annual event to recognize teaching excellence in technology-related areas.

Births for Jan. 31

Dylan Walker Brady, son of Trish and Brandon Brady of Hayden, was born at 3:56 p.m. on Jan. 18, 2004. He weighed 7 pounds and 6 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. His grandparents are John and Sharon Warner of Steamboat Springs and Brent and Cheryl Brady of Hayden.

The Jail Report for Feb. 1

JAIL REPORT 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. Saturday, Jan. 24

The Record for Feb. 1

Saturday, Jan. 24 Ian Alan Brady, 27, Denver -- Possession of Schedule II substance, speeding (Colorado State Patrol)

Edward Charles Warner: 1929-2004

Edward Charles Warner of Cottonwood Shores, Texas, died Jan. 27, 2004. He was 74.

Marceline G. Mattern: 1924-2004

Former Steamboat Springs resident Marceline Mattern passed away Jan. 27, 2004. She was 79.

Udall speaks to Coloradans about legislative concerns

A group of Coloradans thinks the natural environment is at risk. Those people also think that, when united, they can more effectively address such issues. Those people include the Community Alliance of the Yampa Valley, the Western Colorado Congress and Congressman Mark Udall.

Rams look sharp in win

Behind solid bench play, a scrappy defense and a commitment to making the extra pass, the Soroco boys basketball team defeated West Grand, 47-36, on Saturday.

Soundoff for Feb. 1

Giving businesses hope It's fantastic news that the Muellers can still win the right to force ASC to honor its contract to sell the ski area. It gives all skiers and businesses in Steamboat hope.

June Florence recipes

Portobello Meat Loaf

John F. Russell: Yes, even I believe in miracles

Looking back now, I realize that the 1980 Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid, N.Y., were about a lot more than hockey.

Riders take on superpipe

SOS snowboarding series continues today in the park

Emily Robinson snowboards seven days a week. She goes to Steamboat Springs High School an hour early every day so she can get out at 11:45 a.m. to ride the rest of the day. And it never gets old, she says.

Couple joins in business venture

Dan and Diane LeFevre are combining their talents in a new business venture.

Our View: Plans intrigue; be skeptical

Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. has developed a master plan update that calls for the installation of new lifts, the redesign of the base area of Mount Werner and other important improvements in the next five to seven years.

Rams lose sloppy game

Bob Johnson, coach of the Soroco girls basketball team, is sure the Rams are better than West Grand even if the scoreboard didn't reflect it Saturday.