There should be little debate -- Steamboat Springs' indoor tennis facility is a significant community asset. The question for the city of Steamboat is just how valuable an asset it is in comparison to the investment the city will have to make to replace it.
The recent actions by the Routt County commissioners seem to have exposed us to significant financial burdens without any clear logic.
During a rather impassioned debate at Tuesday night's City Council meeting, I inadvertently used the name of a local business while trying to make a point.
Skiers evaluate warm weather, snow conditions
Spring skiing is in full bloom at least seven to 10 days early in Steamboat and surf's up at Thunderhead Beach.
The Airport Layout Plan revision that Walter Scott is asking to be revised would cost the community in excess of $100,000 to perform. It is not a "community plan" type of exercise. It has mandated requirements from the FAA that have to be performed. The FAA will fund the plan if it is done in its timetable -- i.e. 2009. An internal memo that city staff is correctly saying has no real bearing on future plans, is being confused with the Airport Master Plan. It would be irresponsible of the city to perform an ALP now as changes in the industry would make it obsolete within two years and the costs would be prohibitive.
Hundreds of young skiers came to Steamboat Springs in search of Junior Olympic glory last week. But thanks to the work of Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Alpine Director Tony Nunnikhoven and his staff, the children left with a whole lot more.
Teacher provides different classroom atmosphere to South Routt students
Don Williams, 46, was always the shortest kid in high school. At 5-foot-3, he looked up to most of his peers.
Seller's name listed first, followed by the buyer
Paul Strong is a Steamboat Springs City Council member and author of an ordinance placing a 90-day moratorium on big-box retail development within the city limits.
A Hayden resident's home was burglarized late Friday or early Saturday. Two windows were broken and $60 in cash was taken.
City struggles with ways to manage chain stores
When the Steamboat Springs City Council enacted a 90-day moratorium on big-box retail Tuesday night, it did so with the knowledge that an even bigger tasked loomed.
The Oak Creek Public Library is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Preschool story hour is at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. For more information, call Wendy at 736-8371 or 638-4654.
Lodwick, Jones, Spillane take K-90 podium for themselves
It's warm. It's March. It's the final weekend of the 2004 season for the country's best Nordic combined and special jumpers. But this is also Steamboat Springs, and the hometown guys aren't interested in sharing the podium with anyone else -- no matter the conditions or time of year.
Retailers tell tale of survival
Eli Robertson has some sobering words for independent sporting goods retailers in Steamboat Springs that are anticipating the arrival of Gart Sports:
Grand Summit Resort Properties Inc., has announced its auction of fractional ownership inventory at the Canyons Grand Summit Resort Hotel in Park City, Utah, in February was a sell out.
Gart Sports' future 20,000-square-foot store in Wildhorse Marketplace is emblematic of big-box retail in Steamboat Springs, but a trip south to the neighboring ski town of Avon serves as a reminder that "big" is a relative term.
Store owners open to multiple possibilities
The Steamboat True Value building will be vacant in about a month when the business takes the place of Curve Market, but the building's owners expect a new tenant soon.
Steamboat Springs Harold Burkhalter 2771 Abbey Road Mountain View Homes Single-family residence $232,332
Nick Driver, a 1997 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, earned a spot on the dean's list at the University of Colorado at Boulder for the fall semester of 2003. Driver, a junior majoring in aerospace engineering, maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or higher to be included on the list.
Last week, I announced that I would not seek to replace Ben Nighthorse Campbell in the U.S. Senate and instead will join the law firm of Hogan and Hartson upon leaving Congress.
Steamboat skier puts her 'Stamp' on final events of festival
Ashley Stamp arrived at the Sitz/SeeMe racecourse Saturday morning determined to earn a gold medal in this year's J4 Junior Olympic Festival.
Lifelong Oak Creek resident John Kuntz died March 13, 2004, at the Doak Walker Care Center. He was 79.
Longtime Oak Creek resident Frank John Salazar died March 8, 2004. He was 73.
As a part-time resident of Steamboat Springs, I would like to offer an opinion on the big-box controversy: Keep them out.
Friday marked the first anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, and the Bush administration is eager to congratulate itself on a job well done.
If not for losing a ski in his second slalom race Friday, Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club racer Ryan McConnell might have taken every third-place medal in this week's J4 Junior Olympic Festival.
Two faces on the Nordic combined podium were familiar, but the third was a new and welcome one.
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.
Proceeds from Penguin Plunge go toward innovative medical device
Wearing bathing suits, grass skirts and coconut bras, 61 people basked in Saturday's warm, sunny weather -- and then jumped into the 39-degree water of a half-frozen pool.
South Routt carnival entices students with free books
It's said that nothing in life is free, but 134 South Routt youngsters would disagree.
The imaginary line that separates Steamboat Springs' downtown and mountain areas will be blurred further as Anglers Drive continues to grow as an in-between commercial center.
Parents looking for affordable, accessible and quality care
Tami Havener's office phone started ringing early Tuesday morning.