News for Saturday, May 22, 2004



Not a 'skeet shoot'

Thanks for the cover photo and publicity you gave our organization May 17, we think!? While we appreciate Tyler Arroyo visiting and taking a pretty picture for the paper, we'd like to point out some misinformation accompanying the photo and a few additional facts about the Routt County Rifle Club.

Runners race to hot springs

'This is a local's race; you've got to get out and scout it'

Thirteen-year-old Laura Zirkle's goal in Saturday's Hot Springs Short Cut Run was to not stop running.

BARBARA LEWIS: 1918 -- 2004

Former Oak Creek resident Barbara Lewis passed away May 6, 2004, in Chicago. She was 85.

Letter to Monger

Dear Commissioner Doug Monger:


Ruby Haywood Neill

Ruby Haywood Neill, daughter of Erin and Jeff Neill of Steamboat Springs, was born at 11:20 a.m. May 17, 2004. She weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Her sibling is Mazie Neill. Her grandparents are Barbara and Patrick Haywood of Parker, and Anna Jean and Marvin Neill of Elk Grove, Calif.

Behind the headlines: Tom Ptach Steamboat's Main Street Project

Q. We understand your group is setting out to revitalize and focus Steamboat Springs' downtown commercial district within specific geographic boundaries. Within that broader goal, the Main Street Project describes four essential points or goals. The goal of "Economic Restructuring," calls for "increasing the economic value of downtown by diversifying it with the right mix of current and new businesses suitable for the given marketplace." Given that there are many independent property and business owners in downtown Steamboat, how do you hope to accomplish that goal?

DeGanahl unbeatable

Soroco sprinter snags four state titles Saturday

There was no beating Soroco sprinter Andy deGanahl on Saturday at the Dutch Clark Stadium in Pueblo.

Striving for more

Sophomore takes sixth, vows to improve

Don't tell Tara King she should be satisfied with a sixth-place finish just because she's a sophomore and is still learning how to run the 800 meters.

Rural economy; big-box reality

Economic Summit '04 opens Wednesday

Real estate professionals in mountain resort towns should be more concerned with the stock market than with the possibility of a short-term increase in mortgage interest rates, Jeff Thredgold said this week.

Spring building season bodes well

Construction activity heading into summer appears to be steady, continuing an upward trend in business that some contractors and building supply companies say is a big improvement from this time last year.

Townhomes would offer live-work space

If approved, live-work and entry-level townhomes in the planned Majestic Valley subdivision south of Steamboat could be available as early as spring 2005.

In the Gutter wins at battle

"If you're going to mosh, mosh responsibly," pleaded Matthew Craig, industrial arts teacher at Steamboat Springs High School and emcee for Friday night's High School Battle of the Bands in the Steamboat Grand Resort Ballroom. "We don't want anybody smooshed."

Airport study

Economic study to look at benefits of Steamboat airport

The Yampa Valley Airport Commission's newly adopted mission statement makes clear that the commission thinks the Steamboat Springs Airport should remain open well into the future.

Molding artists

Workshop curriculum grows at Ceramic Design Group

Ceramic Design Group isn't just for pot throwers any more.

Routt rates high on livabilty report

Routt County is among the most vital and livable "micropolitan counties" in the Rocky Mountain region, according to the findings of a new study produced by Colorado College.

Luce -- Anderson

Al and Dee Luce of Steamboat Springs announce the engagement and impending marriage of their daughter, Katie Luce, to Nate Anderson, son of Tom and Kay Anderson of Steamboat Springs.


William "Billy" Crosson Jr. of Margate, N.J., died April 26, 2004, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Business briefs

David M. Waite left his position as chief deputy district attorney with the 14th Judicial District on Monday to join the law offices of Ralph A. Cantafio, P.C. The office is at 676 Yampa Ave., in Craig. Waite will begin his new position Monday.

CHS graduating its largest class

Ceremony for 12 seniors is today

There will be mixed emotions for Betty Lockhart today when she watches students in Christian Heritage School's Class of 2004 walk across the auditorium stage and collect their diplomas.

Hayden seniors ready for their commencement

Growing up and attending school in a small town has plenty of advantages -- just ask Hayden High School's graduating seniors.

P'burg railroaders to be honored

When Dutch and Neva Ebaugh were married, their first home was an outfitted boxcar on a spur track.

A world gone mad

I was raised in America during the 1950s. "The Land of the Free." "The Home of the Brave." "Leave it to Beaver." "The Brady Bunch."

Sound off

Do your jobs

Routt County Spotlight: Roberta Gill

Roberta Gill Age: Almost all grown-up! Occupation: Dietitian


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Hayden relayers capture second

Tigers' future looking bright

It wasn't the finish the members of Hayden's 400-meter boys relay team had hoped for, but it was good enough to help the team take second at the 2A High School State Track and Field Championships at Dutch Clark Stadium on Saturday.

John F. Russell: State meet brings end to season

For many of the athletes at Dutch Clark and Jefferson County stadiums, the State Track and Field Championships marked the end of the high school season. Football, basketball and wrestling have passed with the chilly weather of fall and winter. This day is fittingly hot -- a sure sign that summer has arrived and another school year is in the bag.


Elmer Paul "Pete" Thiemann passed away May 9, 2004, in his home. He was 94. Pete was born Sept. 10, 1909, in Louisville, Ky., to Herman and Mary Algeier Thiemann. He was the last of 10 children.

BERNICE ST. CLAIR: 1904 -- 2004

Longtime Oak Creek resident Bernice St. Clair died May 6, 2004, at the Doak Walker Care Center. She was 99.

The Record for May 23

2:35 a.m. An officer found a computer and keyboard in the street behind Soda Creek Elementary School.

RUBY LOUISE CORK: 1932 -- 2004

Former Routt County resident Ruby Louise Cork died May 7, 2004, at her home in Craig. She was 71.

Derrick Scott Victor Alicea

Derrick Scott Victor Alicea, son of Chris and Brian Alicea of Steamboat Springs, was born at 5:36 a.m. May 4, 2004. He weighed 6 pounds, 9.5 ounces, and was 20.5 inches long. His sibling is Ashlan Alicea. His grandparents are Dean and Charly Denton of Steamboat Springs, and Karen Clark of Tennessee.

Izabell Ann Sanchez

Izabell Ann Sanchez, daughter of Alisha and Gerald Sanchez of Phippsburg, was born at 2:50 p.m. May 15, 2004. She weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and was 19 inches long. Her sibling is Taylor Marie Sanchez. Her grandparents are Bill and Susan Schaffner of Oak Creek, and Ernie and Rosanna of Yampa.

Our View: Lodging tax makes sense

A proposed tax on lodging to pay for airline flight guarantees makes sense and would have direct benefits for the community.

Educators attempt to 'master' agreement

Steamboat Springs School District teachers aren't looking for a fight, just some respect and trust from their employer, Brad Kindred says.

Thanks, Hospice

The family of Ruby L. Cork of Craig and formerly of Oak Creek would like to express sincere thanks and gratitude for the services of all the nurses and nurses' aides at Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice. Your care helped all of us through a sad and difficult time.