News for Thursday, March 25, 2004



Sister Hazel: Creating music, lifestyles

There are bands that make music and bands that transform whole music scenes. Since its inception as a band more than 10 years ago, Sister Hazel has been musicians, promoters, philanthropists and scene makers.

A day in the life of John Lennon

Tim Piper started getting the "did anyone ever tell you that you look like John Lennon?" comments at an early age, and they made him think.

Autumn Phillips: Farsi, Uzbek, Sports

Three languages I never learned to speak

For the first three years of their marriage, my grandparents did not have a television. They married in the 1950s, when the television did not come one to a room in each household. For those first three years, the living room was silent on Sundays. My grandmother always looks fondly on that time.

Parents enroll students for Montessori

The configuration and setup of a Montessori pilot program in the Steamboat Springs School District will be determined by the middle of April, district officials told parents at an informational meeting Thursday.

Briefs for March 26

'McWheel' Kids Night Out planned for April 2 The city of Steamboat Springs Parks and Recreation Department will host a "McWheel" Kids Night Out on April 2.

Brief points for March 26

'Circles of Exploration' Windhorse of the Rockies presents "Circles of Exploration" tonight and Saturday. From 7 to 9 tonight, there will be a celebration of the spring equinox with drumming, dancing and discussion at the Steamboat Community Center. Bring a mat or blanket. A percussion instrument is optional. The cost is $22.

Area plan update is over budget

Consultants to pick up costs beyond $275,000

The $275,000 budgeted for the update of the Steamboat Springs Community Area Plan has been spent, though there is more than a month's worth of work left to complete.

Gas prices creep to $2 mark

Regular unleaded ranges from $1.77 to $1.90 per gallon

The cheapest gasoline in Steamboat Springs on Thursday was at opposite ends of town on U.S. Highway 40.

Not for average jam fans

When Big Metal Rooster went into the studio to record its latest album, the band members decided to play the entire 73 minutes of music at once.

The Record for March 26

Wednesday, March 24 12:16 a.m. A noise complaint was issued in the 700 block of Walton Creek Circle. A man was arrested after an argument with a woman.

Playoffs to begin for recreation leagues

After 12 weeks of league play, it is time for the players in Steamboat's adult recreational leagues to start thinking about the playoffs.

Nordic traditions to be celebrated during festival

There will be plenty of grass skirts, flower leis and Nordic spirit at the second annual Nordic Festival on Saturday at the Steamboat Ski Touring Center.

All Charged Up

Steamboat Gymnastics Center ready for exhibition

Walking into the Steamboat Gymnastics Center is like having your morning cup of coffee. Because however weary and tired you think you are, caffeine -- or energetic children -- seems to remedy the problem.

April pet-owner forum open to public

Residents will have a chance to discuss leash law, environmental impacts

Pet owners upset about the city's enforcement of leash laws now have a forum to address their complaints.

Trial date is set for golfer hit with ball

A trial date has been set for a woman who sued a golfer whose ball struck her in the face in 2000.

Planners like 24-townhome development

The city Planning Commission gave mostly positive feedback for a proposed 24-unit townhome development.

Rose will present analysis

Performance-based pay system's impact to be discussed

The financial viability of a performance-based pay system for Steamboat Springs School District teachers is the subject of a special School Board meeting Monday.

a silence full of sound

Steamboat High worked hard on its production of 'Children of a Lesser God'

Steamboat Springs High School drama teacher Stuart Handloff put it off for years. Principal Dave Schmid had seen "Children of a Lesser God" on stage at another high school, and he wanted to see it here. Handloff resisted.

Telluride crown puts Bearfoot Bluegrass on map

By the time she was 16, bass player Kate Hamre had won the Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition as a member of Bearfoot Bluegrass. By 17, she and the rest of the band had a regular gig teaching bluegrass to children at the Rockygrass Festival.

Nightlife for March 26

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