News for Saturday, November 6, 2004



Jeffrey Charles Hubler

Sorting through the trash

Grant helps South Routt communities determine best method of recycling

In mid-October, officials from South Routt and across the state gathered at the Milner landfill and, over the course of six hours, picked through pounds and pounds of trash.

Lincoln landscape shifts

Businesses migrate to 700 block in time for ski season

The retail scene in the 700 block of Lincoln Avenue is evolving rapidly this month with two new tenants moving into space in the Boggs Building that had been unoccupied for 20 months.

John F. Russell: Journey to Olympics never easy

Earning a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team is a difficult task.

Tigers roll past Byers

Hayden moves on to face Wray in the playoffs

When the two most prolific passing attack teams in Class 1A square off, as they did Saturday in Hayden, it's natural to think the team that has the best day throwing the ball stands the best chance to advance to the second round of the playoffs.

Season ends in Windsor

Volleyball goes 1-2 at regionals

The Steamboat Springs volleyball team may be disappointed in the end result, but the trip to Saturday's regional tournament is something that should give the Sailors plenty of pride.


Siettman-Kirtland Amy Siettman and Brian Kirtland were married Aug. 21 in a ceremony at Glen Eden Resort outside Clark.

Habitat for Humanity families work, wait

When Jessica and Walter Copeland's 4-year-old daughter sees the family's almost-finished home, she can't help yelling out, "That's our new house."

Tucker Glen Hansen

Tucker Glen Hansen, son of Shannon and Greg Hansen of Craig, was born at 2:06 p.m. Oct. 21, 2004. He weighed 7 pounds and 13 ounces, and was 20.5 inches long. His sibling is Owen Hansen. His grandparents are Ilene Hansen of Hayden, and Joe and Dolores Gagner of Greenfield, Mass.

Retired couple goes door to door to spread their faith

A recent family portrait of the Moncur family filled the frame with children and grandchildren -- 25 people in all. Joyce Moncur smiles with pride as she lists her five children and her 15 grandchildren.

Soundoff for Nov. 7

Oak Creek roads I'm very confused. The Oak Creek ice skating rink is going to outlast the residents and children of Oak Creek. It will outlast us because no one will be able to get to it because the streets are in horrendous condition. Shouldn't that be addressed before the ice rink?

Separate yourself from the rest of the pack

Wax makes a difference

Everybody wants fast skis, and more than 60 people showed up at Ski Haus in Steamboat Springs on Thursday to see whether they could capture a little of the magic that Olympic Nordic combined skier Todd Lodwick waxes into his boards.

Kalli Victoria Lathrop

Kalli Victoria Lathrop, daughter of Kara and John Lathrop of Craig, was born at 8:25 a.m. Oct. 27, 2004. She weighed 7 pounds and 9 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long. Her grandparents are Vicky McQuay of Craig, Gene McQuay of Craig, Steve and Tracey Lathrop of Craig, and Pam Lathrop of Craig.

Students portray great Americans

Christian Heritage School event allows students to learn about, connect with heroes

From famed scientist Albert Einstein to soccer superstar Mia Hamm, the cafeteria at Christian Heritage School was flush with past and present American heroes last week.

Barbara DeVries: Get involved

In the early 1960s, with a husband and three active boys, I went to a caucus and suddenly I became an election judge. I was firmly hooked on the political process then as I am now.

Lynn Abbott: To President Bush

President Bush, please prove me wrong.


Kathy Coates of Steamboat Springs and Vern Mirante of Clark were married in a small, private ceremony at Pearl Lake on Sunday, Oct. 10. They were joined by children and friends and celebrated with a lunch at Dutch Creek Guest Ranch after the ceremony. Mirante is employed at Steamboat Lake State Park, and Coates is a private career coach who recently joined the staff of PostNet. The couple will reside in Steamboat Springs.

The Record for Nov. 7

Friday, Nov. 5 7:36 a.m. A driver reportedly refused to let another car pass on U.S. Highway 40 near milepost 102, almost causing a head-on collision. The situation is under investigation.

Katherine Lois Homer: 1914-2004

Former Routt County resident Katherine Lois Homer passed away Oct. 14, 2004, at her home in Grand Junction. She was 89.

Moral values broad

Values topped list of issues driving voters' decisions

On Tuesday, while voters turned out in droves to vote about the issues of Iraq, terrorism and the economy, exit polling showed that 22 percent of voters said moral values was the primary issue driving their presidential decision.

Hayden's heroes

Local fans rally behind undefeated Tigers

In Hayden, signs suggest the political divide between neighbors has been replaced by spirited reminders of something nearly everybody here shares: A love for their Tigers.

South Routt Calendar for Nov. 7

Monday, Nov. 8 n The Oak Creek Public Library is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. n The Toponas Public Library is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. n The Yampa Public Library is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Errol Clay Kirby: 1961-2004

Longtime Routt County resident Errol Clay Kirby passed away Oct. 18, 2004, in Oak Creek. He was 43.

Briefs for Nov. 7

Christian Heritage lists honor roll The following students are listed on Christian Heritage School's first quarter honor roll.

The arrest record for Nov. 7

Saturday, Oct. 30 Abel Rocha Lopez, 21, Steamboat Springs -- Driving under the influence of alcohol, DUI per se (Hayden Police Department)

Eleanor Marie Kagie: 1919-2004

Former Routt County resident Eleanor Marie Kagie Dunckley Blomquist passed away Nov. 2, 2004. She was 85.

Our View: Lessons of 2004 election

The Routt County Clerk and Recorder's Office shows there are 12,793 active, registered voters in Routt County. Almost 11,500 of them -- 90 percent -- voted in Tuesday's election. More than any outcome of any race, such turnout was heartening to see. And that turnout was replicated across the country. Fifteen million more people voted in the 2004 election than in the 2000 election. More people voted this year than in any election in history.


Dr. Katherine Klemz Swank and Dr. Geoffrey Joseph Gill were united in marriage July 31 at the Hacienda Dona Andrea de Santa Fe near Santa Fe, N.M.

Jim Gill: Taylor supported school district

Speaking as president of the Steamboat Springs Education Fund and having served in this capacity almost continuously since its creation in 1993, it would be inappropriate for me to endorse Jack Taylor or Jay Fetcher for the District 8 Senate seat. However, I feel compelled to provide some balance and some historical perspective regarding Taylor's support for our local school district that was somehow "missing" from Mike Johnson's recent editorial.

Tax Advisory Board: No new taxes

If it's not broken, don't fix it.

Bertha Helen Moore: 1918-2004

Former Hayden resident Bertha Helen Moore passed away Oct. 30, 2004, at the Memorial Hospital in Craig after a short illness. She was 86.

Bridger Anderson Carlton