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The Record for May 30

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.

Kay Sandra Chambers

Kay Sandra Chambers passed away May 17, 2004, at St Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction, surrounded by her family. She was 65. Kay, who had been diagnosed with cancer in 2001, had been in remission until recently.

Routt County Spotlight: Scott Stanford

Scott Stanford Name: Scott Stanford Age: 38

Offering Wisdom

Summit speaker advocates self-help

Before undertaking economic development, people in rural Colorado should take more than a passing glance in the looking glass, then turn to their neighbors, Mike Wisdom advised attendees of the Economic Summit 2004.

jane lea snyder

Routt County resident Jane Lea Snyder passed away May 19, 2004, at Yampa Valley Medical Center after a long illness. She was 51.

Nordic Lodge's new look

The Banas family has begun a multi-year project to upgrade the Nordic Lodge in downtown Steamboat Springs and create new leased office/retail spaces on the building's Lincoln Avenue frontage.

Koile finally finds her niche

Oak Creek code enforcement officer puts herself through police school

Linda Koile said she likes unconventional jobs and loves Oak Creek.

Extreme makeover

Steamboat style

Just because a person works on a ranch, doesn't mean he or she can't have pearly white teeth, finely sculpted eyebrows and a stylish hairdo.

Jimalyn Bartholomew

Steamboat Springs resident Jimalyn Bartholomew passed away in her sleep the morning of May 24, 2004, at Doak Walker Care Center. She was 86.

Family selling 'dream home'

North Routt property features 6,900-square-foot house on 20 acres

For years Joe Klimovitz, a freelance TV cameraman, visited Steamboat on ski trips and envisioned someday calling the area home.

Dundee Realty to partner with Ward on condos

Wildhorse developer Whitney Ward is within 120 days of revealing plans for two of the key development parcels remaining at the base of the Steamboat Ski Area.

The city's role in the justice center

Nancy Kramer is executive director of the Steamboat Springs Arts Council and a member of the Steamboat Springs City Council. She also is an advocate for building a new justice center downtown.

Briefs for May 30

The Steamboat Pilot & Today has announced the hiring of an advertising sales representative and two new reporters.

Graham-Kindred

Sam and Suzanne Graham of Steamboat Springs and Bruce and Karen Collins of Ogden, Utah, are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Samantha Graham and Chaz Kindred, both of Steamboat Springs. They will be married July 10, 2004, at The Ore House at the Pine Grove. Attorney Randall W. Klauzer, Graham's "honorary" uncle, will preside. The bride and groom will honeymoon in Las Vegas.

Busy summer for baseball

About 125 more teams expected for Triple Crown tournaments

Sean Hardy of Triple Crown Sports says Steamboat Springs can expect to see more baseball and softball teams in 2004.

Teaching them young

Haymaker's first Little Chippers program a success

Bridger Boyd had a decision to make. When he accepted his medal from golf instructor Nina Krats he could either shake her hand or bend his head so he wouldn't have to put down his new golf ball and chocolate cookies.

Petrillo-Patterson

Bill and Sue Petrillo of Steamboat Springs announce the engagement of their daughter, Jenny Petrillo, to Todd Patterson, son of Sam and Karen Patterson, also of Steamboat Springs.

Births for May 30

Nathaniel Solomon Blehm, son of Benjamin and Jessica Blehm of Grand Junction, was born at 4:53 p.m. on May 1, 2004. He weighed 9 pounds and 3 ounces, and was 21.25 inches long. His grandparents are James and Elizabeth Marshall of Grand Junction, Carol and Pete Klismet of Grand Junction, and Darrel and Karen Blehm of Grand Junction. His great-grandmother is Wilma Marshall of Steamboat Springs.

Young tennis players face off

Tourney brings out the best

Standing water forced matches inside the Tennis Center on Saturday, but the rain and cold temperatures did little to dampen the spirit of the youths gathered in Steamboat Springs for the 2004 Intermountain Tennis Association's 12-and-under Memorial Day Championships.

John F. Russell: Sure signs softball season is back

The softball season officially will begin Tuesday night at Howelsen Hill.

Sacrifice and solidarity

Three veterans tell their tales of World War II

Among the piles of letters and photos of Lewis Kemry skiing in the Swiss Alps with other members of the 42nd "Rainbow" Division are more ghastly images of World War II.

Expert: Forget big-box

Technology will allow national chains to better compete with small businesses

The chances that true big-box retailers will come to Routt County are zip, zilch, nada, Carl Steidtmann said at last week's 2004 Economic Summit.

Steamboat sends off 154 seniors Saturday

Physiology teacher Lynda Stahl stepped to the podium during Saturday's graduation ceremony at Steamboat Springs High School and said she could offer no sage advice or words of wisdom.

Soroco grads ready for next step in life

Commencement speaker Bryan Fiese had a simple message Saturday for the 29 seniors graduating from Soroco High School in Oak Creek.

County not inclined to change justice center locale

Routt County commissioners are moving ahead with plans to build a new justice center west of downtown Steamboat Springs despite pleas from City Council members and downtown business owners to reconsider.

Building permits for May 17-21

Dennis & Joyleen Swanson 315 Anglers Drive Ajak's Addition $144,248

South Routt Calendar

Monday, May 31 n Oak Creek Public Library is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Helen Rehder

Longtime Steamboat Springs resident Helen Rehder passed away May 9, 2004. She was 87.

DONALD M. RHODES

Former Routt County resident Donald M. Rhodes passed away May 1, 2004. He was 68.

Transactions for May 18-23, 2004

EGAN, KEVIN TO MILLER, MICHAEL D. AND MILLER, COLLEEN FOR UNIT 25, MOUNTAIN VISTA TOWNHOMES -- $259,500

Edemia Gallegos Rooks

Edemia Gallegos Rooks died May 14, 2004, at her home after a long bout with cancer. She was 86.

Our view: There's time for a vote

The Colorado Court of Appeals' decision to vacate an order to build a new judicial facility buys Routt County commissioners time to re-examine their justice center plans and gives them the opportunity to let the voters decide, once and for all, where to build the center.

Guest column: In memory of Spc. Daniel Unger

This is in memory of Army Spc. Daniel Unger, who died Tuesday at the age of 19.

Nordic Lodge's new look

Longtime Steamboat motel undergoing remodeling, expansion

The Banas family has begun a multi-year project to upgrade the Nordic Lodge in downtown Steamboat Springs and create new leased office/retail spaces on the building's Lincoln Avenue frontage.

Family selling their dream home

For years Joe Klimovitz, a freelance TV cameraman, visited Steamboat on ski trips and envisioned someday calling the area home.

Business news in Brief

The Steamboat Pilot & Today has announced the hiring of an advertising sales representative and two new reporters.

Transactions for May 18-23

Seller's name listed first, followed by the buyer EGAN, KEVIN TO MILLER, MICHAEL D. AND MILLER, COLLEEN FOR UNIT 25, MOUNTAIN VISTA TOWNHOMES -- $259,500

Steamboat scholarships announced

Steamboat Springs High School's graduating seniors earned 134 scholarships totaling almost $103,000 to continue their educations. Scholarships, dollar amounts and recipients follow.

Take a hike

Jump the gun on summer hiking this weekend

Seedhouse Road opened all the way to Slavonia and the trailheads on the edge of the Mount Zirkel wilderness this week. But Memorial Day hikers will find it's difficult to travel very far into the mountains.

Sound off for May 30

Dying trees Why doesn't someone do something about the trees along Mount Werner Circle? The trees all look like they are dead or dying.