News for Saturday, May 8, 2004

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Wetland permit in process

West-of-town justice center opponents say permit only 1 problem

Nothing catches the eye at the propsed site of the county's new justice center adjacent to the county jail.

Eat ice cream -- it's for a cause

South Routt students to sell handmade bowls filled with sundaes Tuesday

Brandon Allen, a senior at Soroco High School, tried making clay pots in eighth grade.

Veteran pilot takes leadership role with Mountain Flight Service

Darren Zehner made the transition from flying Boeing 757's out of New York's John F. Kennedy Airport to driving a yellow International school bus in Hayden and considered it a step up. Now, he's found a way to get back in the cockpit and remain in his hometown of Hayden. He couldn't be happier.

Session closes

Taylor, White have mixed feelings on accomplishments

State Sen. Jack Taylor walked out of the state Capitol late Tuesday night with his head hanging low.

Area plan has long road ahead

As city and county officials approved the Steamboat Springs Area Community Plan Update on Monday, it was with a sigh of relief after two years of work, controversial decision-making and more than 130 public meetings.

James Michael Sena Sr.:1959-2004

Former Hayden resident James Michael Sena Sr. passed away April 18, 2004. He was 44.

Mike Smith: Clarifying KSBP

As a teacher who has worked on the Knowledge and Skills Based Pay evaluation and the multi-year compensation committees, I would like to clarify several misconceptions in your Wednesday editorial.

Republicans choose Fry, Stahoviak at county assembly; Marchus not on ballot

Former Routt County Building Chief Mark Marchus will not be on the Republican primary ballot as a county commissioner candidate; he received only 27 percent of the vote at Saturday's Routt County Republican Assembly.

So long, Longmont

Defense key in Sailors' triumph

When Kirsten Ryan moved to Steamboat Springs from California before her freshman year, she came with the intention of playing in net and on the field.

No place like home

Lacrosse team wins 2nd game at Gardner

Maybe the Steamboat Springs boys lacrosse team should get to play at home more often.

Behind the Headlines: Donna Howell: What happened, what's next for KSBP?

Q. Voters approved a couple of years ago a $773,000 tax increase to help pay teacher salaries as needed for the Knowledge and Skills Based Pay system. What happened to those funds and why aren't they sufficient to fully fund KSBP?

Briefs for May 9

Liz Falcone named to ASU dean's list Liz Falcone, a 2003 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, made the dean's list at Arizona State University for the fall semester of 2003. Falcone, a freshman, is a nursing and biology major. She is the daughter of Judy Wiesner.

Sound Off for May 9

It is difficult to justify a $4 million clubhouse and tying up a tax for so many years to serve a few residents and many non-residents. The city should build a large indoor recreational facility such as APEX in Arvada. This facility would serve the community with indoor swimming, gym, workout facilities, a kids club and activities for families year round. Maybe more families would come to Steamboat to use this fitness facility than the few who come to play golf.

John Whittum: Object to a giveaway

With the administration's current energy bill stalled again in the Senate, the oil and gas industry is seeking to grab another $2 billion in tax credits through passage of the upcoming JOBS Act, to which a rider, "Section 29," is attached, that gives most of that money to the coalbed methane companies. The energy group hopes the Senate will pass this bill because its primary purpose is jobs creation.

Bill Whittemore: New OT rules wrong

I want to let you know what President George W. Bush did to all American workers during the evening of Monday, April 19.

Scott Wedel: Voters understood

The 2002 election campaign regarding the bonds for the justice center included fliers posted across the county arguing against the bond measure, noting the cost of building it downtown and, in particular, the cost of the parking garage.

The Record for May 9

Saturday, May 1 Scott Earl Cruson, 24, Oak Creek -- Driving under the influence of alcohol, careless driving (Colorado State Patrol). Jasper Dwayne Grubbs, 19, Hayden -- Fugitive of justice (Hayden Police Department)

Carlyle V. Perry Jr.: 1950-2004

Former Steamboat Springs resident Carlyle V. Perry passed away May 4, 2004, in Columbus, Ohio. He was 53.

Michael J. Moody: Michael J. Moody

Former Steamboat Springs resident Michael J. Moody died April 30, 2004. He was 52. Michael was born July 25, 1951, in Lockney, Texas, to Kenneth W. and Viola Peel Moody.

BUILDING PERMITS FOR APRIL 26-30

James Dougherty Ent. 350 Oak Street Owner/Contractor Tenant Finish $16,900

Real Estgate Transactions April 27-May 3

MATHEWS FAMILY INTERESTS, LTD. TO NICHOLS, JAMES T. AND NICHOLS, BETTY A. FOR CATAMOUNT RANCH LPSE LOT: 16 - $850,000

Business news in Brief for May 9

Steamboat Springs photographer Karen Schulman placed three images among 18 winning photographs in the 12th annual American Society of Media Photographers Colorado Photo competition. Schulman's images, which are part of a series of Polaroid manipulations, were published in Advertising and Marketing Review, and included the cover image.

Judy Duncan: Enforcement overkill

On my daily drive to work at 25 mph through the Sanctuary on Steamboat Boulevard, I ran the stop sign and was pulled over by two police officers.

Calendar for May 9

Monday, May 10 n 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.

Salvaging timber

Bonn turns beetle-infested trees into valuable wood products

Joe Bonn has found a business model that allows his clients to rid their property of beetle-infested conifers and recoup a little money in the process.

'Most rewarding thing out there'

Students find satisfaction in Partners program

Alicia Belford, like many high school juniors, doesn't have a lot of spare time.

Our View: Update is a tool to be used wisely

The update of the Steamboat Springs Area Community Plan is complete.

Awesome views and stunning amenities offered at Fox Haven

The Chrisman family can watch almost any activity on Mount Werner without leaving their living room.

Anglers Retreat progressing

Subdivison on Fish Creek has been well received by buyers

In 2001, developers and engineers began investigating a way to build a subdivision that while inside city limits, felt like it was in the backcountry.