News for Thursday, March 4, 2004

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Works of rising stars of contemporary Western art at the Grand

Traditionally, scenery is idealized in landscape painting. The canvas is a perfect composition of trees and water. If a road runs through the scene, it is a winding dirt road. Guard rails are erased for the pleasure of the viewer. Piles of dirt and heavy equipment from nearby construction are conveniently cropped out of the picture.

Brief points

Yampa Valley Recycles picked

For the love of fishing

Talk to Terry Lang about his art, and his explanations are one-sentence simple.

Commission backs Spanish program

Michael Loomis doesn't remember much of the German he studied toward the end of his high school career, but the Spanish he picked up while he was young sticks with him to this day.

Nightlife

Music Tonight Paul Geppert plays at 6:30 p.m. at Creekside Cafe, 131 11th St. No cover. Dinner reservations recommended. Call 879-4925.

Briefs for March 5

As part of the 2004 Listening Tour, Sen. Jack Taylor, R-Steamboat Springs, and Rep. Al White, R-Winter Park, will host a town-hall style meeting from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at Centennial Hall.

Carpet dealer talks international business

Tonight's slideshow and lecture by Tom Atiyeh will give listeners as much of a chance to learn about Oriental rugs as it will be an opportunity to learn about conducting business on an international level.

Trusts are big part of real estate

Real estate in Steamboat Springs often is sold and purchased by trusts rather than individuals.

Fire prevention plan begins

City implements mapping system for wildland fire program

The city is implementing a mapping system that will link to information about structures, part of a $115,000 federal grant targeted at fighting and preventing wildland fires.

Resident wants airport in plan

Walter Scott asks city to put its future in update

A resident is asking the city to consider updating its long-term plans for the Steamboat Springs Airport as it moves toward adopting the area community plan.

Autumn Phillips: Everything's relative

This was a stressful week. I share the following story to remind myself that life can be far more stressful than any mental pushing and shoving from my current life.

Shake it all night long

Lisa Brisbois considers herself as much an actor as she is a musician. She plays rhythm guitar, but more important, she plays the part of Malcolm Young, guitar player for AC/DC.

Free fallin'

New tricks, practice pay off for skier

A little extra practice paid off big for 15-year-old freestyle skier Nic DeVos in Thursday's Rocky Mountain Divisional aerial event.

Planners: Deny coal haul

Twentymile Coal Co. should not be allowed to increase the amount of coal it hauls over Routt County Road 27 because the trucks can be dangerous to the public, Routt County planning commissioners said Thursday.

Junior traveling the write way

Steamboat highschooler won essay contest, trip to New York

Thank goodness for overnight deliveries. Without them, Steamboat Springs High School junior Justin Krause wouldn't be headed to New York City today.

Which band member is Cletus?

Cletus and the Burners (formerly known as Cletus and the Barn Burners until a cease-and-desist order came from a Baltimore band of the same name) have such a great fan base in Colorado that they are moving here.

Board hears petition

Annexation proceedings can move to next stage

The Hayden Town Board did not discuss developers' request to annex 676 acres into the town as part of a planned 900-acre subdivision. Instead, the board simply passed a resolution stating the developers can move on to the next stage of the annexation proceedings.

The Record for March 5

7:30 a.m. A two-vehicle, noninjury accident was reported near the intersection of Curve Plaza and Shield Drive.

Performance a 'spiritual experience'

Chee-Yun moved to the United States when she was 13. She didn't speak a word of English, but that didn't matter to Dorothy DeLay, her teacher at The Juilliard School.