News for Thursday, May 27, 2004



Jennie Lay: Small-town enlightenment

There are small towns and then there are small towns.

S. Routt man hurt in assault

A South Routt County man suffered severe injuries in an assault earlier this month at Trapper's Lake Lodge.

The Record for May 28

May 26, 2004 7:50 a.m. A driver reported being almost run off the road by a blue-and-white pickup on Colorado Highway 131 near mile marker 52.

USC student film captures legend of Buddy Werner

As rancher Ray Heid was making his way toward a late spring "six-hour horse ride, two-hour hike and five-minute ski" on Sand Mountain in North Routt County two weeks ago, an unlikely crew skied past him as he tied his horse.

Irish society to kick up heels

If you're inspired by "Riverdance" but daunted by the thought of attempting such fast, tricky Irish step dancing, the Yampa Valley Ceili Society has a solution that will teach almost anyone to jig, sidestep and promenade.

Routt 4-H receives $5K award

For more than 70 years, the Routt County 4-H program has provided area youths a wealth of educational opportunities, all the while helping the Yampa Valley and its communities maintain their character and traditions.

Steamboat on right track

Cultural and heritage tourism fundamental in community

Heritage tourism makes up 81 percent of the national tourism market, said Anne Pritzlaff, executive director of Colorado Preservation Inc., during her presentation about developing art and cultural tourism during Economic Summit 2004 on Thursday.

Auxiliary honoring veterans with poppies

"In Flanders fields the poppies blow, between the crosses, row on row," wrote Colonel John McCrae in 1915 after seeing the sea of red poppies blooming on the battlefields of World War I.

About 600 sheep will graze Orton Meadows

Residents asked to control dogs

There's a new reason for residents to keep their dogs leashed on Blackmer Drive and the Emerald Mountain area.

Water board defies city

State recommends denying request for recreational water right

The Colorado Water Conservation Board on Thursday recommended that the city of Steamboat Springs' request for recreational water rights on the Yampa River be denied.

Briefs for May 28

Whiteman students will share stories from travel Lowell Whiteman School students will present images and stories of their foreign travel experiences at a gathering at 7 tonight in the school's Krautkramer Theater. Among the places students traveled are Peru, Mongolia, Vietnam and Bhutan. Foreign travel experiences have been part of The Lowell Whiteman School's curriculum since it opened nearly 50 years ago. The trips emphasize cultural, historic, artistic, service and recreational opportunities for students, as well as humanitarian responsibilities. All are welcome to attend tonight's presentations.

Steamboat man summits Everest

An exhausted but relieved Dr. Eric Meyer phoned his friend Kevin Kolvereid on Wednesday night and filled him in on the news: Meyer, a Steamboat Springs resident, had successfully summitted the world's tallest mountain earlier that day.

Middle school lacrosse to host tourney

Lacrosse is a growing sport in Colorado and in Steamboat Springs.

Roadwork kicks off for summer

Blooming flowers and quickly disappearing snow means it's time for summer roadwork. The county has started projects it has planned for the spring and summer, said Road and Bridge Director Paul Draper.

There's nothing stock about these dogs

Comparing "stock dogs" to "ranch dogs" is like comparing cutting horses to working ranch horses, said Steamboat Stock Dog Challenge organizer Marianne Sasak.

'Fearless Simplicity'

Tibetan Buddhist in town to give talk at Olympian Hall

Tsoknyi Rinpoche, a renown Tibetan Buddhist teacher and author, will share his insight about "Fearless Simplicity" during a public talk Saturday evening at Olympian Hall. This will be a kickoff event for the new Buddhist Center of Steamboat Springs.


Music Tonight

Graduates bid final farewell

There are perks to having a small graduating class.

County seeks to move Marchus case

Routt County wants former building official's case heard in federal court

Routt County is seeking to move a case involving the termination of former chief building official Mark Marchus from district court to federal court.