News for Thursday, May 6, 2004

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Autumn Phillips: Goodbye -- for now

There's a movie starring Richard Gere that opens with him in a bar, throwing darts and watching his column deadline rush toward him on a nearby clock.

Cabaret gets political

Be careful what you ask for

Feel free to sing along and hope that the song gets stuck in your head. Otherwise, you'll be late, late, late as your old habits drive you straight to the dark and empty Depot Art Center.

Brief Points for May 7

The Steamboat Springs Arts Council is seeking new members for its Visual Arts Committee. Committee members are expected to be involved in all aspects of exhibit production, participate in focus groups to enhance existing visual arts programming and attend quarterly meetings. The council is looking for people who have ideas for exhibits or visual arts programs at the Depot Art Center and are willing to make them happen. Call Beth Banning at 879-9008 or e-mail beth@steamboatspringsarts.com. The deadline is Monday.

Learn about wood's many uses

Billions of beetles are eating through spruce and pine trees in Routt County, while serious drought is leaving other trees parched.

Diving right in

Special Olympians ready to compete in Craig

Jaimee Sexton is already nervous. The aquatic competitions at the Special Olympics Colorado-Western Area Summer Games begin Saturday in Craig, and this year's competition will be the South Routt swimmer's first attempt at such an event.

Students work past snags

Lindsay Koehler has a long repertoire to describe how she is feeling the week "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" is set to open.

The Record for May 7

9:50 a.m. A complaint was made that someone could be sleeping in the upstairs portion of a building in the 1900 block of 13th Street, which would violate city code.

Police to address domestic violence

Domestic violence might occur behind closed doors, but it only takes a look at the number of victims helped by Advocates Against Battering and Abused to know the crime exists in Steamboat Springs.

Locals still support troops

But televised photographs don't sit well with residents

There are few people more patriotic than Marci Valicenti. She spent a recent family vacation at Ground Zero in New York City and, for the past six months, spent a lot of her free time gathering and mailing gifts for the troops in Iraq.

Wanted: Montessori teacher

School district struggles to find experienced candidate

Recruiting teachers to the Yampa Valley doesn't tend to be difficult for the Steamboat Springs School District, but finding qualified candidates to lead its new Montessori program is proving harder than usual.

Growing up, starting to mellow

The four members of Mum's Cowboy grew up together in Winter Park and became a band in order to write their high school's graduation song, "Vincent Sandy," for the Class of 2000.

Briefs for May 7

The streamflow in the Yampa River in Steamboat Springs surged back to historic average this week, peaking above 1,200 cubic feet per second Thursday.

Proposed liquor store sparks debate

For the 79 years Louise Iacovetto has lived in Phippsburg, the tiny town with a big railroading history has never had a liquor store.

Nightlife for May 7

Kip Strean plays from 8 to 11 p.m. at Geeks Garage, 730 Lincoln Ave. All ages. $5. Call 879-2976.

Builders propose 23 units at Eagleridge

A 23-unit townhome project is being proposed in the Eagleridge subdivision near the base of the Steamboat Ski Area.