News for Thursday, March 11, 2004



Looking up, feeling small

If you feel as though you're looking up when you look into an Ann Root painting, there's probably a reason.

A painter and a pizza guy

Musical duo plays for food, fun

For now, the two-man band is calling itself Painter and a Pizza Man, because that's what the two men are. Keyboard player Cary Kamperschroer paints houses for a living, and guitar player Chris Utterberg delivers pizzas for Cugino's.

Committee votes on grant funds

Oak Creek Mayor Kathy "Cargo" Rodeman gave a minute-long presentation about why Oak Creek desperately needed improvements to its water system in front of the state committee administering Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance grants.

Commission gives feedback on plan

Planning Commission to write letter to Ski Corp. supporting Forest Service's comments

The city Planning Commission voted to write a letter supporting the U.S. Forest Service's comments on the Steamboat Ski Area's master plan.

Sierra View annexation hearing date set

The public hearing to annex the 51-lot Sierra View subdivision in Oak Creek will be held next month, which developers say could get them moving on the building process this summer.

Hayden annexation approved

The Hayden Planning Commission approved a recommendation to the Hayden Town Board on Thursday to proceed with annexing 676 acres on the south side of town for a residential subdivision and golf course.

News in brief for March 12

Career and Educational Expo on Monday at school

Order soap box derby cars

Fourth annual Steamboat race to take place May 15

Four years ago, Andrew Culas lost by 7/10,000 of a second. Coming that close to first place has encouraged him and his father, Ray Culas, to keep trying.

Briefs for March 12

Fund-raiser at CHS March 26 Brent Rowan will perform for Christian Heritage School's Annual Auction Fund-raiser on March 26. This year's theme, "The Fingerprints of God," celebrates the children at CHS. A silent auction starts at 6 p.m. and will be followed by dessert. The evening's entertainment starts at 7:45 p.m. Tickets are $25, and reservations must be made in advance as seating is limited. Call 879-1760.

Should Pluto be demoted?

Some astronomers suggest the 'planet' may not be a planet

When a group of astronomers met in 1999 and suggested that Pluto may not be a planet, they could never have imagined how upset people would get.

Autumn Phillips: Unstable creativity

Why do all the people I admire die in insane asylums? That's how I began my journal that year. And it was mostly true.

Band becomes communal

For anyone who listened to the Brotherhood of Groove's first album, "Pocket Full of Funk," you may or may not be happy to hear that Brandon Tarricone has escaped the confines of his head.

Nightlife for March 12

Bill Martin plays at 6:30 p.m. at Creekside Cafe, 131 11th St. Free. Dinner reservations recommended. Call 879-4925.

The Record for March 12

Wednesday, March 10 2:49 a.m. A noise complaint was made in the 2900 block of Whistler Road. A verbal warning was given.

City to begin ticketing

Steamboat will give tickets to repeat leash-law offenders

The city will add some bite to its leash-law enforcement, threatening to give tickets to repeat offenders.

Shipley shines

Steamboat skier takes third in giant slalom

A blazing second run in a boy's giant slalom Thursday boosted Steamboat Springs ski racer Lane Shipley to third place in the J3 Junior Olympic giant slalom in Winter Park.

Parnell steps up for Sailors

Two years with the Steamboat Springs High School girl's tennis team has given Kelli Parnell a pretty good idea of what it takes to be a No. 1 singles player.

Superpipe competition Saturday

There are 1,200 reasons free skier Gina Gmeiner is excited about competing in the third annual SoBe Mavericks Superpipe Challenge on Saturday.

Shifting scene gives way

Tishamingo filling the void left by other bands

With Widespread Panic taking 2004 off from the road, with String Cheese Incident in Europe, Australia and Japan until summer, and with Phish playing fewer and fewer shows, a musical void is waiting to be filled. Tishamingo is ready to fill it.