News for Saturday, March 27, 2004



Skiers delight in snow

No champagne, but a celebration nonetheless

David Swardlick skied down Headwall, kicking up wet powder with his turns. It may not have been champagne, but it was powder, and it was worth celebrating.

Babish finds calling in the pulpit

Janet Babish heard God's call but ignored it.

Moffat gets no mercy

Weather, Sailors don't let up in 10-0 rout over Bulldogs

The players on the Steamboat Springs bench spent the final five minutes with their backs to the field. They couldn't bear to watch the game anymore. It was too painful.

Wolf worries

Predators' pending return has ranchers nervous

Rancher Lucy Meyring reads from the Dec. 13, 1901, edition of the North Park News. It was more than a century ago, and North Park was buzzing about wolves. Ranchers had concerns. One article said the wolves had to kill one head of stock -- a calf, colt or cow -- every other night to survive.

Our View: Moratorium was right step

The Steamboat Springs City Council was right to impose a 90-day moratorium on big-box retail stores. Now comes the hard part -- deciding what to do in the long-term.

Smells like teen spirit

From party covers to punk, students dive into their music

Sid Vicious didn't pick up a guitar until the day he joined the Sex Pistols, and so it is with the 2004 Steamboat Springs reincarnation of old school punk, Genghis Khan.

Routt County spotlight: Harmony Harris

Harmony Harris Age: 30 Occupation: Homemaker/Montessori preschool teacher Birthplace: Terre Haute, Ind.

Home in ideal location

Lynx Pass offers privacy amid spectacular mountain views

Tony Stich is proud of his recently completed home on Lynx Pass. He smiles wide as he points out the fixtures and finishes he chose.

A reason to smile

Horizons helps Jon Allee, who has cerebral palsy, be more self-sufficient

Jon Allee sat in his wheelchair at the edge of the bowling lane and watched as falling pins turned into his first strike of the day.

Sierra View could have big impact

Proposed 70-unit subdivision aims to offer affordable homes with terrific views

Five years ago, Tim Geiger and his wife, Ali, bought a house on a hill adjacent to Oak Creek.

The record for March 28

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.

Destination ImagiNation

Three Hayden teams preparing for regional competition this week in Rifle

A group of Hayden elementary students can't speak. They try to direct fifth-grader Lanette Lehman to which color marker to pick up by pointing to colors on their clothes and shoes, nodding when she picks up the correct color.

Warehouses proposed

Projects would be built in west Steamboat area

Developers have submitted plans for two new warehouses on the city's west side.

Looking to SCORE

Businesses get help from top executives in new program

An unprecedented influx of experienced business minds could transform entrepreneurship in Steamboat Springs, Scott Ford said.

Births for March 28

Oliver Despas St. Pierre, son of Maria and Donald St. Pierre of Steamboat Springs, was born at 9:53 a.m. March 2, 2004. He weighed 8 pounds and was 21.5 inches long. His grandparents are Paul and Patricia Despas of Sydney, Australia, and George and Virginia St. Pierre of Rhode Island and Florida. His great-grandparents are Marie Lynch and the late Richard Lynch.

Briefs for March 28

Steamboat Grand retains top rating

Jacqueline "Jackie" Eubank Griffen

Jacqueline "Jackie" Eubank Griffen died March 15, 2004, in her home in Casa Grande with her family at her side.

Thanks Ski Patrol

Thanks Ski Patrol I wanted to write to thank the Steamboat Ski Patrol, and especially Kelly, for bailing me out of trouble.

Support RICD

The recent announcement of those in opposition to the city's Recreational In-Channel Diversion water right application for the C-hole on the Yampa River should not take anyone by surprise.

Permits for March 27

Johnny & Janet Seiler 472 Eighth St. Elk Valley Log Works Addition $20,790

Sound Off for March 28

Airport impact In last Sunday's Steamboat Pilot & Today I read with some amusement the comments of a Steamboat Airport supporter decrying the lack of positive press coverage regarding the $7,000,000 of economic benefit that the Steamboat Airport brings to our community. Let's set the record straight. The report "Economic Impact Study" that the Colorado Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics issued in 2001 quantifies the economic importance of airports in terms of dollars and jobs. It provides information to municipalities and local sponsors that can be used to evaluate policy decisions, to assess capital investment needs and to make other airport decisions. In fact according to the report, the Steamboat Airport does account for $7,287,900 of projected benefit to the Steamboat region. However, the report continues on listing the economic benefit from the Yampa Valley Regional Airport at $225 million. In simple terms 97 percent of the economic benefit to the city of Steamboat comes from YVRA while only 3 percent comes from the Steamboat Airport.

John F. Russell: Ski in the a.m.; golf after lunch

April is a unique time in Steamboat Springs.

Ellwyn F. Hayslip

Ellwyn Hayslip of Concord, N.H., died March 19, 2004, after a bout with cancer. He was 77.

A new team is in town

Steamboat Gymnastics Center starts boys

John Vande Velde is done doing back handsprings off the family couch. "I'd hit the table," the 8-year old said. "But I did backflips on my mom's bed."

First phase of Park Place finished

The energy efficient Park Place Townhomes have attracted residents who want an environmentally friendly lifestyle.

Riding the Moab trails

Snow is melting and the weather is heating up, a signal to snow-lovers to soak up every minute of winter by getting in last runs down the ski mountain and final cross-country skis through the woods.

Transactions for March 27

Seller's name listed first, followed by the buyer KNIGHT, JONATHON R. TO DEERING, ERIC AND TYNELIUS, CAROLINE FOR CAPITOL HILL ADDITION TO THE TOWN OF OAK CREEK, N37 1/2' OF LOTS 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5, BLK 7 - $117,000

Sailors come from behind to win tennis tourney title

The Steamboat Springs girls tennis team entered the Delta County Tournament unfamiliar with the feeling of defeat after winning its opening four team matches of the year.

Sheraton pro steps down

When longtime golf professional Gary Crawford sat down to write his letter of resignation last February he knew it was going to be a difficult task.