Stories for October 2004


Sunday, October 31

Library director gets to know Hayden

It was a misdelivery of books to a library in a town of the same name that helped Ana Lash land her job as the new director of the Hayden Public Library.

Hockey still puts the ice in Howelsen

Stop by the Howelsen Hill Ice Arena any day this winter and you will be exposed to the full spectrum of skating.

Your pass to cross country skiing

The Steamboat Springs Nordic Council is intent on making the Yampa Valley a destination for cross-country skiing.

In the swim of things

Calendar of events

Hogan trail a real challenge

The experience of skiing the Hogan Park Trail has changed from the old days when skinny skiers on touring shoes pinned to wooden skis ventured out on the long ski from Rabbit Ears Pass to the base of the Steamboat Ski Area. The challenge in the late 1970s wasn't reaching the top of Storm Peak so much as it was linking a series of survival turns down the face of the mountain.

Explore the area with Yampatika

There is a very good reason why the trunks of aspen trees are white. And if you go for a Saturday snowshoe trip with Karen Vail, she will provide the answers to that riddle and many more.

Kidd's free clinic a Steamboat gem

There, surrounded by a mixture of adults, teens and children, stands Billy Kidd, one of America's first Olympic medalists in skiing.

Get yourself in gear

The best way to guarantee an enjoyable time at the Steamboat Ski Area is to be dressed right and outfitted with good equipment.

In the center of it all

It's unlikely that Rudolph Kremmling foresaw the tourism potential of the area when he opened a trading post on the north side of Muddy Creek in 1884.

Miles of smiles for snowmobilers

The mountains around Meeker are perfect for snowmobiling.

Escape the snow in search of prehistoric life

When the snow becomes weary, head to Dinosaur National Monument for a refreshing change of pace.

Unequaled scenery

Seven years later, Sandie Greenway still is in awe of the Elk River Valley.

Historic Howelsen Hill

Howelsen Hill is Steamboat Springs' most famous city park. It features the oldest continuously running ski area complete with ski jumps, a half pipe and terrain for every level of skier.

Steamboat offers deep powder

When people come to ski Steamboat Springs, they look forward to powder, trees, and world-class ski runs.

Grab your poles

The Stagecoach tailwaters on the Yampa River is one of the most popular places to fish in Routt County because of the number and size of the trout that can be caught there.

Solandt clinic in danger

From blood work and vaccinations to pediatric care and sports physicals, the Solandt Medical Clinic on Hospital Hill provides medical services to the Hayden community so that residents don't have to drive to Steamboat Springs or Craig for doctor appointments.

Teaching perfect turns

The road to becoming a ski or snowboard instructor for the Steamboat Ski Area can be a long one.

Snowshoeing is an activity for everyone

Pete Kopischke has a saying, "If you can walk, you can snowshoe." And there are few better ways to see the winter beauty of Northwest Colorado than atop a mountain covered in snow.

The Record for Nov.1

Saturday, Oct. 30 12:35 a.m. A fight was reported in the 600 block of Lincoln Avenue.

Thousands turn up downtown

Lincoln Avenue was a zoo Sunday night -- literally. Monkeys, bears and elephants, or children disguised as such things, were walking the streets with buckets and bags to fill with candy.

Ballot machine passes test

On Sunday afternoon, Buck Buckland and Diane Mitsh-Bush arrived at the Routt County Courthouse with a stack of ballots and a sense of duty. Although it took an hour and a half of hand counting ballots to test the accuracy of the voting machine, it was worth it, said Buckland, who observed the test as a representative of the Republican Party. Mitsh-Bush represented the Democrats.

Ski 'gang' defies its name

Skiers 50 and older looking for companionship on the slopes might stop scanning runs for likely ski partners and instead turn their sights to the Over the Hill Gang, a local group offering group skiing and other social opportunities.

Grab your swimsuit

The Steamboat Springs Health and Recreation Center offers a chance for skiers to relax after a day on the slopes.

A higher plane

The SoBe Terrain Park at the Steamboat Ski Area is the place to see skiers and snowboarders put on a show.

Old town tradition

In a city transformed over the decades by changing economies and rapid growth, one thing has remained constant -- Winter Carnival.

Indoor hoops

Moffat County ski clubs

Snowmobile club offers miles of riding

The Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club maintains 105 miles of groomed trails in the Routt National Forest north of Craig and south into the Flat Tops.

Hunting doesn't stop in autumn

There are still winter hunting opportunities available in Northwest Colorado after the final rifle season in November.

Hayden full of winter fun

About 22 miles west of Steamboat's bustling resort atmosphere is the small community of Hayden, which offers numerous winter activities in quiet settings.

Sleighs and dinner

Horse-driven sleighs were the historical mode of winter travel in the Yampa Valley, allowing ranchers to feed cattle even in the deepest snow. But times have changed and some ranches now use tourism to supplement their agricultural endeavors. Sleighs now are loaded with aprÃs skiers instead of hay.

Meeker's Winter Games

Winter recreation opportunities abound in Rio Blanco County. From snowmobiles to snowshoes, visitors can get themselves hip deep in snow if they want to experience the outdoors in the wintertime.

Take a turn on ice

The Howelsen Ice Arena offers a wide variety of ice skating programs for locals and tourists.

A winter oasis

Only the Steamboat Ski Area attracts more visitors in the winter than the Strawberry Park Hot Springs.

Skiing is kids' stuff

Younger visitors don't have to feel left out while mom and dad are flying through the powder.

Tom Ross: Election may make more history than we expect

Rudy Giuliani refuses to reveal Halloween costume of choice

You'll never guess who called to wish us a happy Halloween last night! Rudy Giuliani! Yeah, that Rudy Giuliani. My conversation with the former mayor of New York City was a little bit one-sided. I was trying to ask him if he was headed out to a costume party, but he ignored my questions and kept rambling on about the upcoming elections. Then, about 90 minutes later, I was stunned to receive a call from the president of the United States. I wanted to ask President Bush if he was tuned in to 60 Minutes, but I found I was utterly speechless.

Monday medical: Diabetes can be managed

In 1984, a study called the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial was conducted throughout North America. The study was finished early because researchers found clear evidence that using "intensive management" to keep blood glucose levels as close to normal as possible, for as much of the time as possible, decreases the risk and slows the progression of diabetes complications.

News in Brief for Nov.1

Officers seek information about railroad damage The Routt County Sheriff's Office is seeking information about any vehicles seen driving on the railroad tracks near Routt County roads 14 and 35 early Saturday.

History displayed at museum

A visitor to the Tread of Pioneers Museum will have to take no more than three steps through the museum's doors to learn of the role ranching has played in the history of Steamboat Springs.

Saturday, October 30

Schoolhouse offers comfort

Without its bell tower, some people might not guess the picturesque red house on Oak Street in Milner once was a school.

Hayden to open football playoffs 1 p.m. Saturday

The Hayden football team opens the Class A playoffs against Byers at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hayden High School.

Crowning Achievement

Boys cap off uncertain season with top 20 finish

The Steamboat Springs cross-country team had a lot of princesses this season. Some dressed in flowing pink dresses. Others wore tu-tus. Some even had magic wands, but the crowning moment for the members of the Steamboat boys team came at the finish line of the Class 4A state cross-country meet Saturday in Colorado Springs.

Shoe market finds the right fit

Store seizes some growing room with new location

Rick and Linda Petet went all-out with product displays and fixtures at the new location of their store, Steamboat Shoe Market. You might, too, if you had more than doubled the floor space of an already successful business.

Excitement, exhaustion as Nov. 2 nears

Voters and candidates ready for culmination of 'intense' campaigning

Republican Sen. Jack Taylor always carries a blanket and pillow when he travels in his yellow truck. That way, after a late-night debate or candidate forum, he can pull over and sleep on the road for a bit before getting back to driving.

Hooper runs to 25th place

Standing at the start line of the Class 4A state cross-country meet, Steamboat Springs senior Jennifer Hooper did something she hadn't done in her three previous trips to state -- she looked around.

John F. Russell: Tigers on top, started humbly

Last year at this time, Hayden High School football coach Shawn Baumgartner was trying to find a silver lining in his team's less-than-impressive season.

Volleyball finishes second

Steamboat advances to regionals with district showing

The Steamboat Springs volleyball team didn't drive four hours to watch its season end, so instead of giving in, the Sailors dug in and won the district match that mattered.

Working it out

North Routt officials pleased with charter school's progress

Teacher Don Williams sat behind a keyboard at the back of a newly remodeled classroom in the North Routt Community Charter School in Clark on Tuesday.

Jump work slowed

Crews watch weather, battle clock to keep K-68 open

Although many skiers were jumping for joy after waking up to snow Friday morning, Doug Bradfield wasn't among them.

Ilagrace Harms (1929 -- 2004)

Longtime Steamboat Springs resident Ilagrace Webber Harms died peacefully Oct. 23, 2004. She was 75.

Wilma Elizabeth Marshall (1914 -- 2004)

Wilma Elizabeth Marshall, a Routt County pioneer, passed away Oct. 23, 2004, at Yampa Valley Medical Center. She was 90.

Living a big city life in a small town

Telecommunication gives locals best of both worlds

On paper, Brian Charette's story sounds just like countless others who have moved to Steamboat Springs. He came for one ski season and decided to stay for the summer. Then he decided to stay for another ski season.

Making their mark -- without ballots

Teenagers to serve as official election judges

Henry Howard, Anya Salzgeber and Julie May are too young to vote, yet each will play an important role in Tuesday's general election, when thousands of Routt County voters will descend upon polling places across the area.

Volunteers begin firehouse

Officials have jumped hurdles to make Stagecoach Firehouse a reality

On a small lot in Stagecoach, black dirt sits in piles around empty holes.

Our View: Vote Tuesday

There should be no debate about the importance of voting in Tuesday's general election. Given the stakes, it's unimaginable that anyone eligible to vote would let that opportunity pass.

Snowboarders, skiers test their skills at Jib Fest

The Steamboat Ski Area is still weeks from opening day, but that didn't stop skiers and snowboarders from warming up their skills outside the Powder Pursuits snowboard shop Saturday.

Transactions for Oct. 12-24


Business briefs for Oct. 31

Robinson tops among Holiday Inn managers Barbara Robinson, general manager of the Holiday Inn Steamboat Springs, was selected from among 1,500 Holiday Inn managers worldwide as the 2004 General Manager of the Year. At the same time, the property she manages was awarded the 2004 Holiday Inn Quality Excellence Award from Intercontinental Hotels Corp., parent company of Holiday Inns Worldwide. The award was given based on the hotel's levels of customer satisfaction and product quality.

Sheila Murphy Cook (1944 -- 2004)

Sheila Murphy Cook passed away peacefully Oct. 26, 2004, at her home in Steamboat Springs, surrounded by family.

Class Notes for Oct. 31

Steamboat Springs High School senior Amelia Sidinger was named the Optimist Club's teen of the month for October.

Calendar for Oct. 31

Monday, Nov. 1 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.

Dorothy Dean Moffett (1924 -- 2004)

Former Steamboat Springs resident Dorothy Dean Moffett passed away Oct. 15, 2004. She was 80.

Dr. Arthur Houk: Breath of fresh air

Cal Thomas of Tribune Media Services writes in our local newspaper, Steamboat Today, on Oct. 26, these words, "Any moral convictions held by anyone in this administration are dismissed as right-wing fundamentalism by the BM as if the only convictions that matter are their own." He states that BM stands for Big Media.

Building permits for Oct.18-22

Steamboat Springs Eric & Maria Quartetti 1850 Hunters Drive Bill Irvine Construction Deck Addition $8,450

Beth Ruark: Parents commended

As a soccer parent of Battle Mountain High, I would like to commend your players and parents.

The Rev. Warren Geldmeier: One-sided story

The Pilot & Today article, "Coming Out," presents a one-sided view of homosexuality as a normal lifestyle deserving of respect and tolerance. I disagree, as would many others.

The Record for Oct. 31

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.

Real estate sales top 2000 record

Boosted by record third-quarter sales, real estate sales volume in the Steamboat Springs region already has beaten the end-of-year record set four years ago.

Lucy Adell Bowman (1916 -- 2004)

Former Craig resident Lucy Adell Bowman died Oct. 23, 2004, at Mesa Manor Care Center in Grand Junction. She was 88.

Friday, October 29

Sailors win two, advance to semifinals

The Steamboat Springs volleyball team advanced to the championship round of the District 5 tournament with wins against Woodland Park and Mullen on Friday.

Steamboat blasts Delta, still misses playoffs

Big plays on offense and an overpowering defense paced the Steamboat Springs Sailors to a 42-0 win over Delta on Friday night.

Hear them roar

Tigers head to playoffs undefeated

The Hayden Tigers football team completed the team's first undefeated regular season in more than 20 years Friday night in Oak Creek with a 38-14 victory over the Soroco Rams.

News in brief for Oct. 30

VNA offering flu shots for high-risk children The Visiting Nurse Association is providing flu shots on a sliding scale, from free to $15, for infants 6 months to 23 months old and other high-risk children. For an appointment, call 879-1632.

Haven fund-raising efforts get solid start

Two organizations' fund-raising efforts to ensure the future of The Haven Assisted Living Center in Hayden are being met with strong support.

Department sees tight budget

Expanding service, paving new roads won't happen in '05

Another tight budget year has forced Routt County's Road and Bridge Department to embrace a new philosophy.

Commission questions 5th Street remodel

The Steamboat Springs City Architectural Review Commission has asked owners of the Fifth Street Marketplace to tone down their proposed remodels to the building.

Michele Conroy: Taylor puts schools' interests first

Jack Taylor, who is running for re-election to the Colorado Senate, is a true friend of education.

Robert M. Sexton: Kerry's service

As a retired officer of the United States Air Force, I swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

The Record for Oct. 30

Thursday, Oct. 28 1:51 a.m. A Colorado Mountain College student reportedly was intoxicated and running around buildings in his bathrobe in the 1300 block of Bob Adams Drive. The man was given a ticket for minor in possession of alcohol.

Last period of campaign finances reported

The last campaign reporting period before Election Day shows that the District 2 race for county commissioner continues to top the charts with donations and expenditures.

Two arrested in connection with theft

A Southside Station employee and her boyfriend were arrested Friday morning after a surveillance camera caught the two illegally entering the business and consuming $30 worth of alcohol and food.

Children get chance to collect candy

On Halloween every year, just as it has done for almost 20 years, the city of Steamboat Springs closes off seven blocks of Lincoln Avenue so that children have a safe place to trick-or-treat.

Two burglaries reported

The Steamboat Springs Police Department is investigating two burglaries that happened Wednesday night or Thursday morning.

G.H. "Bud" Romberg: LMD worth passing

I want to express my support for Ballot Issue 2A, the Local Marketing District, even though I am unable to vote for it.

Thursday, October 28

Artists go back in time to see how far they've come

The newest show by the Mixed Media Painting School of Steamboat Springs was a journey of self-discovery for the artists. The assignment was simple on the surface, but it turned out to be, in parts, painful and cathartic. Each of the 20 artists was instructed to take a piece from the past and change it, "metamorphose" it, into a completely different piece.

Town closer to getting land

Oak Creek officials hopeful about getting property for ice rink

The town of Oak Creek is on its way to securing a 20-by-200-foot piece of land near its hockey rink that is needed to accommodate the rink's new roof, town officials said.

The race for state

Hooper, Steamboat head to state meet

Jennifer Hooper's running days began in a 5-kilometer race on a pair of polyester Airwalk shoes.

Bring stories, dancing shoes

Public invited to share Celtic celebration

The tradition of the Ceili comes from the days when people had to entertain themselves and each other. There was no television to stare googly-eyed at for hours. There were no movie theaters or radios. If there was music, it was live, and if there was entertainment, it usually involved most of the community.

Sailors honor seniors

Steamboat hosts Delta at 7 tonight

Lost among all the 10s and 11s on the Steamboat Springs football roster are the 12s -- the 12th-graders, that is.

Steamboat volleyball the No. 2 seed in districts

Steamboat Springs volleyball coach Wendy Hall is optimistic the changes she saw in the Sailors earlier this week will carryover into the district tournament, which begins today.

Briefs for Oct. 29

Three Walden teenagers were killed and a fourth was seriously injured after being thrown from their pickup in a rollover accident Wednesday.

Jurors reach verdict in trial

Griffith found guilty of kidnapping, not attempted murder

A jury found Todd Griffith not guilty of attempted second-degree murder, but did find him guilty of second-degree kidnapping Thursday after four hours of deliberation.

The Record for Oct. 29

12:11 a.m. A suspicious incident was reported in the 1900 block of Ski Time Square Drive.

Inaugural Steamboat softball season finishes a success

The inaugural season for the Steamboat Springs softball team came to an end in the first round of the Western Slope District Tournament on Oct. 16.

Students try to emphasize tolerance

Steamboat Springs High School students who attended a facilitated meeting with representatives from Battle Mountain High School said they hope allegations of racial slurs can be used to emphasize the importance of respect and tolerance.

Early voters break records

Today final day for early voting, applying for absentee ballot

A record-breaking number of early voters cast their ballots Wednesday when 476 people hit the polls in a single day.

Local punk band plays debut gig

You can tell when someone moved to Steamboat Springs by the name they give the basement space at 703 Lincoln Ave. Anyone who calls that space "The Cellar" or even "Murphy's" also may remember a couple local punk bands who played there -- Drunk by Noon and Eskimo's Attack.

Come one, come all, but don't come alone!

After six years of building a haunted dormitory in Monson Hall, Colorado Mountain College astronomy professor Jimmy Westlake knows how to scare people.

Parenting issues a focus

Raising teenagers isn't easy -- a fact not lost on Loretta Hammerslag.

Mike Johnson: A vote for Jay Fetcher

I am writing you to share with you my first-hand experience with Jay Fetcher.

Galan Almy: A divided country

This election season is about the worst I have seen since I began voting in 1980. Everyone who aligns themselves with either party should be ashamed of themselves and their parties. There is rampant voter registration fraud on both sides. Votes literally are being bought. Both parties have more than 10,000 lawyers each waiting to contest election results in every state, and both parties are equally responsible for the division of this country.

Old Town Pub continues 15-year party tradition

On Halloween last year, the Old Town Pub was packed with people. Heads were bobbing to the music of Worried Men, and costumes were slowly falling apart from the friction.

Briefs for Oct. 27

Friday films The Steamboat Springs Arts Council Free Friday Film Series continues at 7 tonight with "Secrets and Lies," directed by Mike Leigh. The comedy/drama follows a young black woman (Marianne Jean-Baptiste) searching for her birth mother, only to discover that her mom (Brenda Blethyn) is white. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The film starts at 7 p.m. at Centennial Hall on 10th Street. Seating is limited.

Nightlife for Oct. 29

Halloween Tonight The Colorado Mountain College SKY Club opens its sixth annual "Screamboat Chamber of Horror" haunted dormitory from 6 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door, and all proceeds go into the SKY Club's Endowed Science Scholarship Fund, which provides financial aid for a science student each year at CMC's Alpine Campus. Follow the signs to Monson Hall on the CMC campus. For more information, call 870-4537.

ASC: Lower losses to shareholders

American Skiing Co. announced this week that its losses to shareholders in fiscal 2004 were reduced by $25 million to $28.5 million. However, ASC's accounting firm reported it cannot release its official year-end earnings report to the Securities and Exchange Commission until it finishes an assessment of the facts surrounding demands for full redemption by the holder of about $70 million in preferred stock.

Commission reviews theater

The Steamboat Springs City Planning Commission gave mixed reviews on plans for the Riverhouse Theater, proposed for Yampa and Eighth streets.

Musician journeys through music of his childhood

A good country song tells a story that people understand. Most people can relate to not having money. Most people can understand making compromises to survive. So, it's those things that Troy Schoenfelder of Buckskin Stallion sings about.

Autumn Phillips: The Steamboat coma

He was new. We could tell by the way he walked with confidence, or maybe it was the haircut (he had one). The gravitational pull that takes hold of the Steamboat man had yet to take effect on him. He was still a whole human being. He still had hope for the future.

Wednesday, October 27

Students meet in middle

Battle Mountain, Steamboat teens address racial allegations

Three weeks after allegations arose that Steamboat Springs High School football players directed racial slurs at their Battle Mountain High School counterparts, students from each school met to share viewpoints and take steps toward building a positive relationship.

Dawes, PostNet take home Navigator awards

Longtime Steamboat Springs property management expert Steve Dawes went home Wednesday with a Navigator Award for his commitment to civic projects. Kathy and Terry Stokes of the PostNet store claimed another Navigator for being the national franchiser's top-selling store.

Briefs for Oct. 27

Prevent poisoning deaths

Group will give away free carbon monoxide detectors

The changing of clocks on Sunday may serve as a reminder that winter quickly is approaching.

Loretta Van Norstrand: Truth about LMD

The flawed thinking of the Steamboat Pilot & Today on the Local Marketing District demands response. You indicated the main problem in your first few words of the editorial, "There should be no debate." In reality, there was next to no debate at council meetings or discussion in a public forum.

Omar M. Campbell: Who to vote for

Who to vote for in the upcoming presidential election? Listeners to all the accusatory bombast in the recent debates were impressed by the smooth delivery and mien of one candidate; not so well-impressed by those of the other. It is very hard for us voters to separate out the wheat from the chaff. Listening to think-tank eggheads, TV boom-box spinners and reading partisan political columns doesn't help much either.

Soroco, Hayden begin postseason Friday

Volleyball district tournament will be held in Rangely this weekend

The Hayden and Soroco volleyball teams lost their final regular-season matches. But both teams forced their matches to four games last week, which bodes well for either team heading into district tournament play Friday.

Defendant testifies in trial

Man admits to slapping ex-girlfriend, denies kidnapping

Todd Griffith took the stand at his trial Wednesday, saying that he slapped his ex-girlfriend a few times, but he never kidnapped her or attempted to kill her.

Meeting on plan 'first step'

Residents gather to talk about West of Steamboat plan

About 40 residents turned out for a meeting on the West of Steamboat Springs Area Plan, offering their ideas of how the plan guiding development of the 1,200-acre area west of the city should be changed.

The Record for Oct. 27

Tuesday, Oct. 26 1:45 a.m. A man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol near Lincoln Avenue and Anglers Drive.

Dr. Rosanne K. Iversen: Amendment 35 will save lives

Nearly every one of us has been or will be affected by cancer, heart disease or lung disease in some way.

Update on ice rink roof tonight

Although volunteer efforts to put a roof over Oak Creek's ice hockey rink have begun, the town is tying up the project's loose ends to meet its goal of finishing the roof by Thanksgiving.

Young rider garners awards

She might be young, but when it comes to riding horses 9-year-old Ryan Fralick often displays the qualities that come from years of experience.

Tuesday, October 26

Local's van in high-speed chase

A 1993 plumbing van that was stolen in Steamboat Springs this weekend was involved in a high-speed 60-mile chase in Nevada on Monday afternoon.

The Record for Oct. 27

8:35 a.m. A two-vehicle, noninjury accident was reported near U.S. Highway 40 and Walton Creek Road.

Opportunity to affect how Hayden grows

It's one thing to talk about growth and imagine how it might happen.

Our View: Our position

With the general election less than a week away, we offer the following summary of the Pilot & Today's positions on state and local issues:

New library director gets to know Hayden

It was a misdelivery of books to a library in a town of the same name that helped Ana Lash land her job as the new director of the Hayden Public Library.

County sees sheriff's preliminary budget

The 2005 budget for the Routt County Sheriff's Office could be about 7 percent higher than this year's budget because of the likely addition of Taser stun guns, a full-time court security deputy and a part-time cook.

CDOT discusses annual plan

Continued improvements to Colorado Highway 131, better ways to prevent vehicle-deer collisions and the possibility of a stoplight at the intersection of Colo. 131 and U.S. Highway 40: Those were a few of the issues touched on at the annual meeting between Routt County and the Colorado Department of Transportation on Tuesday.

Victim takes stand in trial

The prosecutor and the public defender offered two stories Tuesday about the events leading to the arrest of a 36-year-old Steamboat Springs man on charges of second-degree attempted murder and kidnapping.

Houston flight numbers tallied

The final tallies have been released: Continental Airlines' fledgling summer flight between Houston and Yampa Valley Regional Airport carried 3,013 arriving passengers between June 9 and Sept. 7.

Stagecoach store approved

Area's first commercial development gets preliminary OK

Routt County commissioners approved initial plans for a proposed general store in Stagecoach, which could be the area's first commercial development.

Teachers' grievance not permissable

A formal complaint against the Steamboat Springs School Board isn't permissible under existing policy, the School Board declared Monday at the conclusion of a three-hour special meeting.

Volleyball likes chances in districts

The Hayden volleyball team lost its final regular season match to West Grand, but the level of play coach Becky Burdick saw from the Tigers has her optimistic heading into the postseason.

Solandt clinic in danger

Without more patients, Hayden service could be lost

From blood work and vaccinations to pediatric care and sports physicals, the Solandt Medical Clinic on Hospital Hill provides the medical services to the Hayden community so that residents don't have to drive to Steamboat Springs or Craig for doctor appointments.

Briefs for Oct. 27

The initial autopsy of a 24-year-old Colorado Mountain College student who died Saturday morning did not reveal a cause of death, Assistant County Coroner Kevin Sessions said.

Traffic stop fuels meth fears

Two people were arrested Tuesday on charges of possession of methamphetamine after a traffic stop on U.S. Highway 40 near Mount Harris.

Share your talents

Open mic night Thursday at Geeks Garage

Poetry and creative writing are Kelsey Patterson's favorite forms of self-expression.

Exposure reported near school

Police are looking for more information on a man who allegedly flashed two 12-year-old girls on the Butcherknife trail early Tuesday morning.

Middle school girls perform

With 47 middle school girls out for volleyball this fall, Hayden coach Judy Parrott said it "was a little crazy sometimes."

Precincts different for Tuesday election

Hayden residents voting Tuesday need to be aware of precinct changes this year, Routt County Clerk Kay Weinland said.

New Tiger generation has promising season

The Hayden Middle School football team ended the 2004 season a perfect 8-0.

John Fetcher: Endorsing my son

My son, Jay, is running for state Senate, and I passed on to him my long experience in state and local water matters. As ranchers, Jay and I have worked to protect and preserve our water because it is our lifeblood, and we are proud of what we have done. Please ignore the inaccurate attack ads on his record as a member of the reapportionment commission. I know water, and I am endorsing my son, Jay Fetcher, for state Senate. He is a good person.

State Rep. Al White: Endorsing Taylor

For the past four years, I have worked closely with Sen. Jack Taylor in the Legislature.

Unbeaten Tigers take league

Hayden closes its season playing cross-county rival

All that is standing in the way of the Hayden football team and a perfect regular season is rival Soroco, and there is little chance that the Tigers will overlook the Rams.

Soccer team runs the table

Jonathan Milne's game-winning goal in the season finale against Colorado Extreme Force last weekend marked the perfect end to a perfect season for a group of 11-year-old soccer players from Steamboat Springs.

Maynard Short: Connect the dots

When it comes to the proposed Emerald Mountain land swap deal, it's time for the residents of Routt County to play the popular political game of the day -- "Connect the Dots."

Monday, October 25

Former 'Boat star feels at home in Denver

It wasn't too long ago that a young skater named Ryan Dingle was hoping to skate into the spotlight as a member of the Steamboat Springs Youth Hockey Association.

County health insurance bids in

Routt County received four bids on health insurance plans, which will be carefully considered in the coming weeks.

West Steamboat plan to be discussed

City and county officials are offering an informational meeting about the West of Steamboat Springs Area Plan tonight.

Police investigating CMC student's death

The Routt County Coroner's Office is awaiting autopsy and toxicology reports on the 24-year-old Colorado Mountain College student who died this weekend from unknown causes.

Early voter numbers high

A record number of Routt County voters are casting their ballots early this election year, a trend election officials say is occurring across the state.

Clinics for officiating to be held

Director optimistic classes will improve ski racing

Chris Puckett, the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club alpine director, is optimistic that a pair of clinics to certify ski race officials will help improve the quality of ski racing in Steamboat Springs this winter.

Briefs for Oct. 26

Youth hockey association offering new programs Steamboat Youth Hockey Association is offering new programs, including:

Stagecoach store comes before county

Routt County commissioners today will consider initial plans for what could be Stagecoach's first commercial development.

Jury selected for Griffith trial

Much of the first day in the trial of a 36-year-old Steamboat Springs man charged with second-degree attempted murder and kidnapping was spent selecting a jury.

Navigator Awards show business bests

Nine of Steamboat Springs' most civic-minded businesspeople and businesses will be recognized Wednesday when the winners of the annual Navigator Awards are named during the annual luncheon of the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association.

The Record for Oct. 26

Sunday, Oct. 24 12:15 a.m. Fireworks reportedly were shot off in the 400 block of 12th Street.

Sunday, October 24

Monday Medical: Do the right thing with flu shot

Three weeks ago, our Monday Medical column encouraged local residents -- particularly those at high risk -- to get vaccinated against influenza. The next day, everything changed with the announcement that Chiron Corp. was forbidden to ship its approximately 47 million doses of flu vaccine to the United States.

Branding takes new meaning

It wasn't too long ago that, to most ranchers, the word "branding" meant a hot iron, a herd of cattle and a hard day's work.

News in brief for Oct. 25

Winter sports club hosting certification clinics The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club is hosting two clinics to certify ski race officials. The first is at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at the fireplace room in the Howelsen Hill Lodge. The cost is $5.

Speech team starts out strong

The Steamboat Springs High School speech and debate team opened its season Saturday with a strong performance, despite missing more than half of its members.

The Record for Oct. 25

Saturday, Oct. 23 1:48 a.m. The Routt County Sheriff's Office responded to a one-vehicle accident at Routt County Road 129 and Seedhouse Road, where a Subaru rolled over in slick highway conditions. The driver wasn't injured.

CMC student found dead in home

The Steamboat Springs Police Department is investigating the death of a 24-year-old Colorado Mountain College student who was found dead in a Steamboat home Saturday afternoon.

Tom Ross: Traditional holiday candy tough to find in 2004

Trick or treat ... got anything in your bag besides chocolate bars?

I went shopping for treats yesterday on the odd chance that a dozen costume-clad tricksters might venture into our pitch-black neighborhood Sunday. The lack of variety was enough to make a 51-year-old kid say "boo." Back in the day, if we found a half-dozen nickel candy bars scattered amid our haul, we counted ourselves very fortunate indeed. Today, the giant candy makers dominate the shelves at the obvious places to shop for sugar handouts so thoroughly that chocolate bars have become the norm. If I didn't know better, I might think the chain retailers had made a sweetheart deal with Nestle's and Hershey's.

Saturday, October 23

Historic Stagecoach inn for sale

Making guests feel warm and welcome is easy at Ghost Creek Ranch

Alexa Morgan Brabec

Alexa Morgan Brabec, daughter of Jill and Dan Brabec of Steamboat Springs, was born at 10:37 a.m. Oct. 8, 2004. She weighed 7 pounds and 2 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Her grandparents are Jack and Janice Masich of Berwick, Pa., and Chuck and Nancy Brabec of Summersville, Wyo.

Crunch time

Campaign volunteer numbers grow as Election Day approaches

On Sunday, Mocha Molly's was buzzing with teenagers working on homework, bleary eyed young people talking about the previous night's adventures and parents telling their children to be quiet for one more minute while they tried to finish some mid-morning adult conversation. But rising above the din of coffee house chatter was the sound of one man talking politics.

Charles Raymond Parker

Charles Raymond Parker, son of Cpt. Riley and Debra Parker of Fort Riley, Kan., was born at 3:36 a.m. Oct. 12, 2004. He weighed 8 pounds and 1 ounce, and was 21 inches long. His sibling is Daniel Riley Parker. His grandparents are Dan and Connie Wagner of Steamboat Springs, and John and Sandy Parker of Steamboat Springs.

Sailors volleyball finishes second in league

A two-week ski camp in Austria interrupted Tina Roberts' volleyball season, but when the Steamboat Springs senior and competitive Alpine racer returned to Colorado, she was greeted by a pleasant surprise. The Sailors had clinched second place in the Western Slope League and finally found the cohesive confidence Roberts said they needed. On Saturday, Steamboat wrapped up the regular season with a 25-18, 25-17, 25-16 win against Delta.

Steamboat boys, Hooper qualify

Boys place fourth, Jennifer Hooper is sixth to lead Sailors

Kieran Corrigan didn't do anything special Saturday morning. He ate pancakes and bacon for breakfast, warmed up like he always does and took off at the race's start. But the end result for the Steamboat Springs cross-country runner was anything but typical.

Permits for Oct. 24

Gary Osteen 818 Dougherty Road Owner/Contractor Single-family residence $202,176

Joshua Paul Wyman

Joshua Paul Wyman, son of Annmarie Wyman of Steamboat Springs, was born at 2:29 a.m. Oct. 11, 2004. He weighed 6 pounds and 8 ounces, and was 19 inches long. His sibling is Noah Rule. His grandparents are Judy Warner and Steuart Smith of Denver, and Paul and Gail Wyman of Chester, Vt. His great-grandparents are Olive Wyman of Chester, Vt., and Don Warner of The Villages, Fla.

Ortie and Cecil Bettger

Lifetime Routt County residents Cecil and Ortencia "Ortie" Bettger celebrated 55 years of marriage Oct. 14, 2004. The couple enjoyed dinner with family and reminisced about the joys and trials of spending more than a half a century together.

The Record for Oct. 24

Friday, Oct. 22 7:11 a.m. Vandalism was reported in the 600 block of Lincoln Avenue.

Arrest Record for Oct. 24

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. Saturday, Oct. 16 Alexander Ventrell Longo, 20, Steamboat Springs -- Second-degree burglary, theft, criminal mischief, conspiracy to commit second-degree burglary (Steamboat Springs Police Department)

Coming out

Students establish Gay/Straight Alliance group at SSHS

It's been called the "Ellen effect" or the "Matthew Shepard effect." Whatever the name, no one can deny that perceptions of homosexuality are changing.

Class notes for Oct. 24

October is statewide Read Aloud Month October is statewide Read Aloud Month. The purpose of the monthlong event is to encourage parents to participate in their children's literacy development by reading aloud.

Soundoff for Oct. 24

Calling the callers I find it interesting that two days in a row I have messages from a candidate's wife on my phone, but when I call information to get a number to try to return her call at home, it is unpublished. I find it offensive, I don't like calls at home, and I don't know what to say about all this political stuff that's going on.

Wayne Wilhelm: Bubble is a jewel

I recently attended the Steamboat Springs City Council meeting on the proposed upgrade to the city's tennis center. I am a relatively recent resident of Steamboat Springs, having purchased a home here in late 2001.

Calendar for Oct. 24

Monday, Oct. 25 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.

Redmond Ranch a piece of history

At the very end of Routt County Road 13, a dirt road in the far corner of the southern part of the county, sits Jack and Wanda Redmond's cattle ranch.

Keira Abigail Fonseca

Keira Abigail Fonseca, daughter of Graciela Galindo and Lino Ebed Fonseca, was born at 9:59 p.m. Oct. 13, 2004. She weighed 6 pounds and 2 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Her grandparents are Lino Fonseca of Summit County, Eusebia Mariles of Summit County, Miguel Galindo of Routt County and Gloria Galindo of Routt County.

Braden Tyler Whitmore

Braden Tyler Whitmore, son of Elizabeth and Tyler Whitmore of Steamboat Springs, was born at 7:34 p.m. Oct. 13, 2004. He weighed 7 pounds and 9 ounces, and was 20.5 inches long. His sibling is Kianna Skye Whitmore. His grandparents are Betty and Dale Whitmore of Steamboat Springs, Ginny Fry of Steamboat Springs, and Steve and Bess Fry of The Woodlands, Texas.

Business briefs for Oct. 24

Ski and Resort Corp. videographer retires

Candidates address agriculture at forum

From chip-and-sealing roads and right-to-farm laws to oil and gas drilling and country-of-origin labeling, local, state and national candidates hashed out agriculture issues important to Routt County residents at a forum Saturday.

Nina Rogers: Vote yes on 37

With the elections less than a month away, the radio and newspaper lately have been inundated with all sorts of paid political advertisements, among them a series of ads by the Yampa Valley Electric Association and the so-called Citizens for Sensible Energy Choices, bashing the proposed Amendment 37.

Boyd Bass: Taxpayers' intent ignored

In 1995, voters approved a 20-year accommodations tax of 1 percent to be used for the construction of a "golf course and a temporary clubhouse." This measure also stated the funds could be used for any other above-ground improvements that benefit tourism once the golf course is paid off. Voter intent was not expressively given to build a permanent clubhouse. Other uses of these funds, had our City Council not given them away to the Golf Management Committee, would have included skateboard park improvements, playground equipment, ball fields, soccer fields, dog parks, a tennis bubble, Steamboat Springs Health and Recreation Association needs, winter tourist needs ... well, the list could go on.

John F. Russell: It's how they played the game

So often, the success of a high school sports program is weighed by the number of wins and losses a team records, or the league titles and state titles a team wins.

Dr. Ronald F. Famiglietti: Understand flu

It is well-known that we are in the midst of a shortage of flu vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified a target group of patients who are at high risk of having serious complications from contracting influenza. This includes people 65 and older; children ages 6 months to 23 months; anyone with chronic lung, heart, metabolic, kidney, blood, or immune disorders; pregnant women; residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities; household members and caregivers of infants younger than 6 months; and health care workers who provide hands-on patient care.

Transactions for Oct. 24


A clear winner

Steamboat designer receives prestigious award for mirrors

Designer Stephen Bryer thinks he has found a niche in the expanding market for high-end home accessories in the Rocky Mountain West. And he's determined to continue building his custom, leather-clad mirrors in Steamboat Springs, even as he tries to expand into other markets and transcend the Western look.

Tina Segler: Am. 36 is good

On reading your commentary of Oct. 13, "Vote no on Amendment 36," I was surprised that your paper would express such a strong opposition with such vague reasons for doing so.

Slope scraper

PowderPucks fixes the only bad thing about powder days

Dave Puckett was riding a chairlift at the Steamboat Ski Area with a friend when he was reminded of the days when he used to struggle to help his own children in and out of their ski equipment.

Ranch owners tackle subdivision project

About a year ago, Kathy and Bill Hinder, owners of the Elk River Guest Ranch near Clark, had a big scare when their son was diagnosed with a tumor.

How low will it go?

Mild El Niño should have little effect on Steamboat's winter

The National Weather Service forecast for Steamboat Springs called for snow Friday and today, raising the question of whether October snow can persist until ski season, and making snow-lovers wonder how deep the stuff will get this winter.

Young voters enthusiastic

But percentage of registered 18- to 24-year-olds in county still behind

Jenny Mulvey, 23, moved to Steamboat Springs a year ago and started working full time. When she updated her driver's license, she also registered to vote. She got her chance to use that vote early Thursday.

Kerry leads Pilot survey

The incumbents running for Routt County commissioner enjoy comfortable leads with less than two weeks to go until the Nov. 2 election, according to a telephone survey of registered voters conducted by the Steamboat Pilot & Today.

Living legend

Nelson Carmichael takes his place in Colorado skiing history

Olympic silver medalist Travis Mayer was influenced by skiing legend Nelson Carmichael through the magic of television.

Our View: LMD best way to fund airlines

There should be no debate -- airline flight guarantees are critical to destination resorts like Steamboat Springs. The challenge is how to fund those guarantees.

Teens urge adults to vote

Students create get-out-the-vote videos

Still four years too young to vote, Soroco High School freshman Chelsea Worley suddenly finds herself interested in national politics and her right to vote.

Friday, October 22

Tigers secure title

Hayden tops 2004 Western Slope League

With two regular-season games remaining in the 2004 season, the Hayden Tigers had a chance to secure the Western Slope Title with a win against West Grand on Friday night.

Hayden eyes new approach to tap fees

Hayden Town Board says it will not make changes to burning code

The town of Hayden's procedure for calculating commercial water and sewer tap fees isn't wrong, but it also isn't right.

State park may offer temporary trail again

Colorado State Park officials are hoping that last year's temporary trail between Steamboat Lake State Park and the Routt National Forest will be open again to snowmobilers and other users for the winter.

Gunning up for snow

Howelsen doubles its snow guns; ski area starts making snow

Doug Allen called his snowmakers at the Steamboat Ski Area on Friday afternoon and told them it was time to report to work and get down to business on Buddy's Run.

Lawmakers talk state budget

Of the myriad issues facing Colorado lawmakers when the General Assembly reconvenes in January, none is as important as solving the fiscal mess created by conflicting constitutional amendments, Rep. Al White told members of the South Routt School Board at their meeting Thursday.

The Record for Oct. 23

Thursday, Oct. 21 1:36 a.m. Loud music and voices were reported in the 2600 block of Alpenglow Way. The party was warned.

Briefs for Oct. 23

Book fair will be held from Nov. 4 to 12 The Strawberry Park Elementary Book Fair will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 4 to 12 at the elementary school.

Taylor receives tourism supporting award

The fastest way to get the state's economy back on track is to support the tourism industry, says state Sen. Jack Taylor, R-Steamboat Springs.

School Board: No rink contribution

The town of Oak Creek will have to look elsewhere for funding to help complete a roof project for its ice rink. The South Routt School Board declined to donate money to the cause.

Soroco falls short in Rangely

The Soroco High School football team came close Friday night, but when the final horn sounded in Rangely, the team had suffered another heartbreaking loss.

Thursday, October 21

Lunar eclipse will happen Wednesday

With three total lunar eclipses occurring in the past year, sky watchers may be stifling yawns to hear that another eclipse is due to happen Wednesday.

Elder abuse common, hidden

As Domestic Violence Awareness Month nears its end, a local spotlight is being cast on a common but relatively hidden form of abuse.

Briefs for Oct. 22

Tree decorators needed Nov. 16 Decorators are needed for the 10th annual Festival of Trees. Decorators trim their trees Nov. 16 and 17. A Tree Sponsor Party will be held Nov. 18, where the sponsors choose their trees. Trees can be viewed daily through Nov. 23 at Tread of Pioneers Museum, 800 Oak St. Call 879-2214.

Working on transitions

Stepping Stones helps with move to independent living

The students at Stepping Stones have caught the "independent bug," Stepping Stones transition teacher Paula Lotz said.

Deceptively simple music built like a stone wall

Spencer Lewis is a stonemason, and he talks about music like a stonemason.

Nightlife for Oct. 22

Music Tonight Steve Boynton plays at 7 p.m. at the Old Town Pub, 600 Lincoln Ave. Free. Call 879-2101.

Seeing the world through different lenses

Two photographers who have never met were given the same assignment. They were told to record what they saw for one week, from May 12 to 18, 2003. Rod Hanna and Jessica Maynard were two of 25,000 professional and amateur photographers nationwide who did the same thing at the same time for that week. The project resulted in 51 books -- one for each state and one for all of America.

Griffith trial set to begin Monday

Steamboat Springs man charged with attempted murder, kidnapping

The trial of a 36-year-old Steamboat Springs man charged with second-degree attempted murder and kidnapping is scheduled to begin Monday.

Veteran businesswoman swaps roles

Tracy Barnett, the former owner of Mazzola's Italian Restaurant, has been hired as the interim executive director of Main Street Steamboat Springs for the coming year.

Indicator project ready

Sometimes one of the best ways to get a pulse on a place is with numbers.

News in brief for Oct. 22

Applications available for quarterly grants The deadline for quarterly grants from the Yampa Valley Community Foundation is Nov. 1. Applications are available at 465 Anglers Drive in Sundance Office Suites.

The Record for Oct. 22

Wednesday, Oct. 20 1:49 a.m. Steamboat Springs police assisted an intoxicated 22-year-old woman who had knocked over a trash can in the 1900 block of Ski Time Square Drive. The woman was driven downtown to her sober roommate.

Wine tasting raises money for animals, shelter

Seven years ago, the city of Steamboat Springs and Routt County pooled resources to build a shelter for the area's homeless and abandoned animals. The two government organizations continue to pay utilities for the building, but the rest is up to the community. The shelter must be staffed with volunteers to feed and occasionally give medical attention to the animals, and the building must be maintained.

Huskies end season on high

Steamboat honors seniors

Rob Bohlmann picked Battle Mountain to win the Western Slope League this season, but the Steamboat Springs soccer coach didn't expect the Huskies to take early command of the league and clinch the championship several weeks ago.

'Outfoxed' showing, discussion tonight

Fox News Channel's ratings are high, but its countless viewers are misinformed, according to the message of the movie "Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism." It was released this summer by and is scheduled for a screening tonight by the Steamboat Springs Peace and Justice Center.

Autumn Phillips: Me and my 7 cents

This is not the story of a low-wage worker, struggling to breathe under the foot of society. This is no journalist's experiment with poverty, in the style of "Nickel and Dimed" by Barbara Ehrenreich.

Wednesday, October 20

Bond not reduced in impersonation case

A 48-year-old Steamboat Springs woman charged with criminal impersonation and forgery asked for her bond to be reduced for a third time, citing her medical conditions.

Warming up their voices

High school speech team readies for season-opener

Last fall, the Steamboat Springs High School speech and debate team entered its season with a small roster of relatively inexperienced competitors.

Students appear in court

Colorado Mountain College attendees charged with stealing

Four of five Colorado Mountain College students charged with breaking into a duplex and stealing alcohol appeared in Routt County Court on Wednesday.

Soccer team season ends with today's 4 p.m. game

The Steamboat Springs boys soccer team ends its season today in the final home match for six seniors on the Sailors' squad.

Health costs could be up

Preliminary bid high for county workers

A preliminary estimate from Routt County's new health insurance provider indicates a 27 percent jump in cost.

The Record for Oct. 21

Tuesday, Oct. 19 9:26 a.m. Vandalism was reported at Steamboat Springs High School. 9:27 a.m. About 16 windows reportedly were broken in an old school bus in the 1000 block of 13th Street. The windows were broken with rocks, and the vandalism caused about $1,000 of damage.

Briefs for Oct. 21

Clerk warning residents to be aware of phone calls

Stahoviak's surgeries done

Routt County Commissioner Nancy Stahoviak underwent her fourth and final knee surgery last week, and she said Tuesday that she is happy with her progress.

Sailors head to regionals

Steamboat Springs runner Sam Tarrant knows that making it to the Colorado High School State Championships will not be easy, but he's not giving up hope.

Tigers, Mustangs to battle for league win

After last season's disappointing 1-7 finish, a spirited coaching staff and a new attitude from the players has helped turn the West Grand football program around.

Tuesday, October 19

Hayden outlasts Soroco

In rivalry matches, the wins always mean a little more, and the losses sting worse, as the Hayden and Soroco volleyball teams showed Tuesday night.

District seeks new crisis plan

The Steamboat Springs School District, for the most part, has been crisis- and tragedy-free in recent years.

Briefs for Oct. 20

Man arrested in road rage incident early Tuesday A 51-year-old man was arrested in a road rage incident early Tuesday morning.

SSWSC athletes garner awards

Most of the winter sports clubs in the Rocky Mountain Division converged on the Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge last weekend to honor top athletes at the annual Fall Festival Program.

Candidates to focus on Ag issues Saturday

Local, state and national political candidates will be asked to dig a little deeper than their usual repertoire of issues to address specific concerns of agriculture producers at a forum Saturday.

Dial 211 to find flu shots

Phone service offers information, connections

With Routt and Moffat counties' new 211 phone service, finding out where to get a flu shot in a time of vaccine shortages is possible with a single call.

Golf funds OK'd

Council agrees to pay $3.96M for clubhouse

The Steamboat Springs City Council unanimously agreed to fund a $3.96 million golf clubhouse at Haymaker Golf Course.

Main Street board accepts research offer

The board of directors of Main Street Steamboat has accepted an offer from the same Boulder marketing firm that conducts SKI magazine's reader surveys to research branding of Steamboat Springs' downtown commercial district.

The Record for Oct. 20

Monday, Oct. 18 12:04 a.m. A 29-year-old man was arrested on U.S. Highway 40 on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. 1:36 a.m. A noise complaint was made in the 3300 block of Apres Ski Way.

Draft of budget: City's OK

The town of Hayden is in a financially sound position with projected revenues exceeding expenses in 2005, according to a draft of the 2005 budget.

Voters informed of issues at forum

Hayden voters learned more about the motivations, details and possible effects of issues on the Nov. 2 ballot at a Town Hall forum Tuesday night.

Health and Rec asks for help in expansion

The Steamboat Springs Health and Recreation Association wants its facility to grow and is asking for the city's help to do so.

Tuesday's meeting will consider a Hayden PTA

Hayden parents and residents may have a new avenue for influencing Hayden schools.

Man gets two years in jail

Padilla pleads guilty to lesser charge in stabbing case

A man accused of stabbing a Yampa resident three times pleaded guilty to a lesser charge Tuesday and was sentenced to two years in the Routt County Jail.

Monday, October 18

Hockey team not coming

Elite junior league postponing season, organizers say

Organizers looking to bring An elite level junior hockey team to Steamboat Springs told the city Monday it would be impossible to start a hockey league in Colorado for the 2005-06 season.

County's early voters out in droves

More than 280 Routt County voters made it to the polls Monday, compared to the 200 early voters the county sees daily in a typical election year.

Steamboat Springs sales tax down in August

For the first time in more than a year, city sales tax revenue took a dip, as August was 2.4 percent lower than the same month in 2003.

Teenagers urged to curl up with a good book

Teen Read Week celebrated during third week of October nationwide

Alison Lambart worries that reading is a dying hobby among American teenagers.

Vying for Routt County votes

County commissioners defend justice center decision

Incumbent county commissioners defended their decision to move the proposed justice center west of town during a candidates forum Monday at Centennial Hall.

Hopefuls make promises

State Rep Al White, R-Winter Park, told the audience at a campaign forum Monday that if returned to the state Legislature for another term, he would propose a law that would impose fees on the tourism industry to raise $17 million to market Colorado as a tourism destination.

Briefs for Oct. 19

A children's flu clinic will be held today at the Visiting Nurse Association for all children ages 6 months to 23 months; for older children who have a chronic medical disorder such as diabetes or asthma; and for children who live with infants younger than 6 months old.

The Record for Oct. 19

12:04 a.m. A suspicious vehicle was reported in the 400 block of Seventh Street.

Sailors slide past Tigers

Hayden volleyball coach Becky Burdick came into Monday night's game against Steamboat's junior varsity team with high hopes.

Grievance prompts board action

Teachers say School Board failed to follow negotiated policies

A formal grievance alleging policy violations by the Steamboat Springs School Board has prompted a special meeting to be held next week.

Former SSWSC star takes 5th in World Cup

Former Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club snowboarder Michelle Gorgone led the American team Saturday with a fifth-place finish in the season-opening World Cup parallel giant slalom in Soelden, Austria.

Local marketing district fuels debate

Lodging proponent Steve Dawes and former City Councilmen Jim Engelken gave differing views of the proposed lodging tax to pay for airline flight guarantees during a debate Monday at Centennial Hall.

Help Winter Sports Club at ski swap

It's a chance to save a few bucks, see what's new in ski gear and help support the young athletes of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club.

Sunday, October 17

Pink ribbons signify hope

What were you doing in October 1985? Unless that was the month you got married or became a parent, you probably don't remember. However, this date looms large in the health-care world as the first observance of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Riding high

Steamboat Springs kayaker wins junior national title

Kevin Dombey's decision to forgo his senior football season at Steamboat Springs High School and enroll in an elite kayak school was reinforced when he won the 2004 Junior National Championship this fall in Tennessee.

Walkers unite against hunger

Second annual Steamboat Springs Crop Walk held Saturday

With balloons in hand, about 150 people walked from the Steamboat Ski Area to downtown Steamboat Springs on Saturday to raise awareness and funds for hunger relief worldwide, as well as in their own back yard.

Proposal coming before Council

Golf clubhouse will be considered

The Haymaker Golf Management Committee wants to use accommodations tax revenues for the next 10 years to cover the $3.96 million cost to build a golf clubhouse.

City plans improvements

Pine Grove Road and U.S. Highway 40 intersection to change

A state grant should help ease congestion at one of the city's most troublesome intersections, Pine Grove Road and U.S. Highway 40.

Five arrested in connection with theft

Five Colorado Mountain College students were arrested Saturday afternoon on suspicion of breaking into a duplex on AprÃs Ski Way and stealing alcohol.

The Record for Oct. 18

Saturday, Oct. 16 1:15 a.m. A man reportedly was hit in the head with a glass beer mug at a bar in the 700 block of Lincoln Avenue. He was taken to the Yampa Valley Medical Center for treatment. The Steamboat Springs Police do not have a suspect.

News in brief for Oct. 18

Nominations being accepted for award High school students who are exceptional community volunteers may be eligible for the National Association of Secondary Principals Youth Award Program.

Tom Ross: Ice hockey and sirloin for everyone

More than a year has passed since I first announced my candidacy for the office of president of the United States, and all nine of you who remember my press conference probably made up your minds that I must have dropped out of the race a long time ago.

Saturday, October 16

Katie Ann McLaughlin

Katie Ann McLaughlin, daughter of Wendy and Chris McLaughlin of Steamboat Springs, was born at 5:18 p.m. Oct. 1, 2004. She weighed 5 pounds and 8.5 ounces, and was 18 inches long.

Pumpkins delight youngsters

Put a lot of children, pumpkins and paint together on a warm October day, and what do you get?

Voting system backed

Officials say county is ready

A close presidential race that could draw a record number of voters to the polls, the mishaps of the 2000 election and reports of fraudulent voter drives and other registration woes have put pressure and scrutiny on the nation's voting system as never before.

'Everyone drinks a lot'

College drinking a rising problem in Steamboat Springs

A group of students eating lunch at Colorado Mountain College on Saturday said they could count on one hand the nondrinkers among the more than 200 students who live in their dormitories.

Sound Off for Oct. 17

I'm voting for Nancy Stahoviak because she loves her job and serving the public. She has the expertise to represent us.

Pat McClelland: Amendment 37 will cost voters

Why is it that Coloradans are taking renewable energy to a vote this November through Amendment 37? Our state's power suppliers already give us that opportunity every month by offering green power programs, such as Xcel's Wind Source and Wind Energy through Yampa Valley Electric Association Inc.

John Spezia: Vote yes on 37

Amendment 37 asks the voters of Colorado to have 10 percent of their energy come from renewable sources by 2015. You have heard the arguments that this amendment will cost consumers too much money and that we should rely on volunteer efforts by the large corporate utility companies.

The Record for Oct. 17

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.

Brewery heir, attorney battle for Senate

From corporate boardroom to debate lectern, Pete Coors' transition from leader of a family brewing empire to possible U.S. senator has been played out on a national stage.

Teens are talking about voting age, politics

With the presidential elections a little more than two weeks away, Teen Style staff members decided to jump into the debate, even though they have two to five years until they can cast their ballots

Our View: Small price for green power

Three times in three sessions the Legislature has rejected bills that would establish a renewable energy standard for Colorado. Now, the state's voters have the chance to put such a standard in place by approving Amendment 37 on the Nov. 2 ballot. We think they should.

Antonio R. Marxuach: Bush is no liberal

I read the letter to the editor "Backing President Bush" from fellow Steamboat Today reader Tina Kyprios as I try to read most opinion -- with open-minded curiosity.

Donald McCulloch (1927-2004)

Former Steamboat Springs resident Donald McCulloch passed away June 22, 2004, at his home in Laguna Miguel, Calif. He was 77.

Chili cook-off fires up tastebuds

Crowds come hungry, leave happy at homecoming event

One bite can say a lot can about the quality of a meal. Some dishes may need salt, others may need just a touch of heat.

Program caters to community

Alpine Enrichment growing in its fourth year

The fourth year of Colorado Mountain College's Alpine Enrichment Program brings a variety of new seminar topics and book discussions to Steamboat Springs and outlying communities.

Class Notes for Oct. 17

Simon Kassemi of Steamboat Springs earned the distinction of Best Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Corps at the New Mexico Military Institute. Simon is the first sergeant of Kilo Troop and has more than 50 cadets in his command. He was selected as Best Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Third Squadron and represented them in a regimental board. He hopes to attend the Air Force Academy after graduation to pursue his lifelong dream of serving his country and flying for the Air Force. Kassemi is the son of Rebecca and Mical Huyser of Steamboat and Dr. Si Kassemi of Rio Rancho, N.M.

Autumn Rose Oslowski

Autumn Rose Oslowski, daughter of Laura and Rich Oslowski of Steamboat Springs, was born at 3:05 p.m. Oct. 5, 2004. She weighed 7 pounds and 3 ounces, and was 18 inches long. Her grandparents are Tom and Gloria Binger of Waukesha, Wis., and Rick and Sue Oslowski of Hankinson, N.D.

Brown -- Harris

Lynsey Rhea Brown and Gregg Lee Harris were united in marriage June 19, 2004, at the Northside Baptist Church in Corsicana, Texas. Rev. Jason Brown officiated. The ceremony was followed with a reception at the Cook Arts, Science and Technology Center in Corsicana, Texas.

From the floor up

Designer markets her own home accessories

If left-brained people are dominated by the analytical side of their personalities, and right-brained folks live in a world shaped by creativity, Michelle Wilson has one foot planted firmly in both worlds. She is equally at home creating abstract rug designs and working with architectural drafting software.

Lola Mae Robinson Bristol (1918-2004)

Former Steamboat Springs resident Lola Mae Bristol passed away Oct. 3, 2004, in Colorado Springs. She was 86.

Calvin Reid (1946-2004)

Routt County resident Calvin Reid died Oct. 5, 2004, at the Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs. He was 58.

Lorraine Brown Sandelin Deering (1934-2004)

Former Clark and Steamboat Springs resident Lorraine Brown Sandelin Deering passed away Oct. 10, 2004, in Loveland. She was 70.

Don R. Grant: Vote for Monger

Commissioner Doug Monger proved to be an invaluable resource to the Museum and Heritage Committee in the preparation for the successful ballot initiative to provide funding for the museums in Routt County.

South Routt Calendar

The Oak Creek Public Library is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Toponas Public Library is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

John F. Russell: Olympian remembered important things in life

It's hard to believe that when Olympic mogul skier Nelson Carmichael moved to Steamboat Springs with his family in 1976, he was more interested in ice hockey than skiing.

One for the books

Sailor freshman makes history at state championships

Ramsey Bernard made history Saturday at the Class 4A boys state tennis championships at Pueblo City Park.

Hunters, step lightly

Aspen leaves serve as warning to elk

Big-game hunters heading into the field in search of Routt County elk this week need to mind their p's and q's: Staying patient and quiet in the field are more important than ever in this week's conditions, local hunting experts say.

Sailors bedeviled by Demons

Dave Shepard can deal with missed shots, but after the first half of Saturday's game against Steamboat, the Glenwood Springs boys soccer coach put his foot down.

Farmers vie for Third District

Third Congressional District candidates Greg Walcher, a Republican, and John Salazar, a Democrat, are farmers.

Alea Ann Duran

Alea Ann Duran, daughter of Sarah Ray and Christopher T. Duran, was born at 8:11 p.m. Oct. 6, 2004. She weighed 7 pounds and 8.9 ounces, and was 19.75 inches long. Her sibling is Savannah Duran. Her grandparents are Thomas and Nancy Duran of Craig, Roseann Duran of Albuquerque, N.M., Charla Kendrick of Craig, and Kevin Dellitt of Craig.

Sailors volleyball turns away Huskies

Nearly one month after the Battle Mountain volleyball team soundly beat Steamboat Springs, the Sailors returned the favor with an impressive 25-14, 25-13, 25-22 win Saturday.

Friday, October 15

Priceless views of Steamboat Lake

If the lots in the Aspen Heights subdivision near Steamboat Lake are any indication, it's worth paying for spectacular views.

Briefs for Oct. 16

Student council establishes Taber memorial fund

Tennis player heading

As a freshman, Ramsey Bernard is supposed to be learning lessons. This week at the Class 4A state tennis tournament, he's been dishing them out.

Locals burn their passion for cooking on DVD

Nancy and Tim Clark met when they were teenagers in 1969, married in 1975 and have been dreaming up their own dinner recipes ever since.

Paonia trumps Rams

Eagles' rally dampens Soroco homecoming

Soroco running back Matt Iacovetto was speechless as he left the football field after the Rams' 14-8 loss to the Paonia Eagles on Friday night in Oak Creek.

Hayden routs Grand Valley

Grand Valley coach Mike Johnson knew the Hayden football team was good, but he was beyond impressed after watching the Tigers rout his Cardinals, 56-25, in a game that wasn't even that close Friday night.

Permits for Oct. 1-8

Steamboat Springs Steamboat Log Home Dev 2124 Clubhouse Drive Sullivan Construction Single Family Residence $534,477.50

Business briefs for Oct. 17

After three years of employment losses, Colorado is on pace to add 10,000 jobs this year, says a prominent economist scheduled to speak in Steamboat Springs on Oct. 27.

Fund-raiser provides new recycling unit

With more than $5,000 earned at the Soup Bowl Supper fund-raiser, Yampa Valley Recycles plans to build a fourth pedestrian recycling unit in Steamboat Springs.

Terminal expansion on track

The Yampa Valley Airport Commission unanimously recommended approval of a plan Thursday that will begin to decrease Yampa Valley Regional Airport's dependence on county sales taxes even as the second phase of a planned terminal expansion goes forward. The plan goes to the Routt County Board of Commissioners next week.

The Record for Oct. 16

Thursday, Oct. 14 12:11 a.m. An ambulance was requested for a man who was assaulted in the 600 block of Lincoln Avenue. The man reportedly was walking from a bar to his car parked at the Routt County Court House when an unidentified group of people assaulted him. The man was taken to the hospital.

Commission OKs plans

Hayden appears to be well on its way to the industrial and commercial growth that community leaders have been hoping for.

Electoral College may change

Amendment 36 creates controversy on both sides

Amendment 36, which would change drastically the way Colorado's Electoral College votes are cast in presidential elections, has put the state in a national spotlight.

Deputy will not be charged

The District Attorney's Office reported Friday that it will not file charges against a former sheriff's deputy who was fired six months ago and accused of allegedly having sex with a high school student.

Hayden commission tables motel

After a lengthy discussion, the Hayden Planning Commission on Thursday postponed its decision about a 60-unit motel proposed for the west end of Hayden.

Hayden falls in three games

The Grand Valley volleyball team defeated Hayden in three games Friday night in Hayden.

Mortgage rates remain flat for 10th week

Lenders mixed on effects of election

For the 10th week in a row, the national average on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages continued to hover in the mid- to upper-5 percent range, after gradually dropping from the year's high of 6.34 percent in May, according to weekly surveys by the Freddie Mac corporate mortgage company.

Transactions for for Sept. 28-Oct. 11


Thursday, October 14

Old dances, new dancers

Steamboat Dance Theatre presents Fall Dance Review this weekend

To give her dancers another chance on stage, Stephanie Reese has added a fall show to the Steamboat Ballet Theatre's performance schedule.

For many, the table is empty

They call it mud season or shoulder season. It's the time of year when the flow of tourists dries to a trickle and a lot of seasonal jobs dry up with it.

Employers taught to make their offices safe

Advocates Against Battering and Abuse has just released an 11-minute film, starring Allison Plean, Diane Moore and Terry Cook, available for any business interested in training their staff about how domestic violence affects the workplace.

Autumn Phillips: A place to call home

What is the sound of one clock ticking? A large, round clock was left in my kitchen by the previous owner. The tick of each second echoes into the living room, where I sit on the couch with my hands folded. It sounds like an empty room. It sounds like a self-conscious quiet.

Nightlife for Oct. 15

Dance music for swing, two-step, Cha Cha, Salsa and requests will be played from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at RG's Dance Club in the Old Pilot Building on 11th Street. $3. Call 870-9977.

Breast of friends

Girlfriends unite against breast cancer

They still call themselves the Playgroup Moms even though it's been more than a decade since any of their children were crawling.

Group: Justice center studies slanted

A group that wants to keep Routt County's new justice center downtown has challenged two of three studies the county recently submitted to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Sailors football wants repeat

Last week, the Steamboat Springs football team took a first step toward its new goal of finishing 4-4 in Western Slope League play by easily defeating Battle Mountain.

Should tobacco tax be raised?

Coloradans split on whether Amendment 35 is the answer

People on both sides of the debate on Amendment 35, a proposed increase in the tobacco tax, agree that Colorado should not be the lowest-ranking state in terms of tariffs on cigarettes. What they disagree about is whether a change in the state constitution is the proper way to achieve a tax increase.

Ballot question proposes voting change

Steamboat Springs residents will be asked to vote in November on a housekeeping item that would coordinate the city's November election date with the TABOR Amendment.

Women, defend yourselves

Advocates offering free self-defense class Saturday

Steamboat Springs' small size sometimes creates a false sense of security when it comes to women's safety against attacks and sexual assault.

Car theft yields 2 arrests

A 35-year-old woman and a 38-year-old man who have served jail time for motor vehicle theft were found in a stolen car Wednesday night.

Nordic team soars at festival

Coach happy with the way Steamboat jumpers perform

The members of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club's Nordic team celebrated the end of the summer jumping season with a solid showing at the Flaming Leaves Festival in Lake Placid, N.Y., last weekend.

Soroco, Paonia face off

This is big game for football program, coach says

The Soroco football team hasn't defeated Paonia since coach Gary Heide took over three years ago, but the Rams are hoping to end that trend at their homecoming game tonight.

5 Sailors move on to semis

Steamboat tennis coach John Aragon was fairly confident that his No. 3 doubles team would do well Thursday in the Class 4A state tennis tournament at Pueblo City Park.

Director wants changes in running series

Heather Eller has a vision of what the Steamboat Springs Running Series should look like.

Wednesday, October 13

Bond reduced in impersonation case

Routt County Judge James Garrecht on Wednesday reduced bond for a 48-year-old Steamboat Springs woman charged with criminal impersonation and forgery.

Briefs for Oct. 14

Sheraton hosts fund-raiser for Jamaican employees The Sheraton Steamboat Resort and Conference Center employs about two dozen Jamaican citizens.

Bunkhouse would house fire crews, workers

Ski town housing isn't any more affordable for seasonal employees of the Hahn's Peak Ranger District than it is for retail clerks and food servers.

Oak Creek officials clean up

Three homes have been cleaned since late September, when officials from the town of Oak Creek hired a husband-and-wife team to neaten properties in violation of the town's nuisance codes.

Hayden schools work toward education model

Hayden schools are taking the first steps toward improving student achievement through an education model that emphasizes regular collaboration between teachers.

Counterfeit money found

The Steamboat Springs Police Department is asking residents to be on the look out for counterfeit bills after local banks found three fake $100 bills.

Steamboat girls, boys garner 4th

The Steamboat Springs girls and boys cross country teams placed fourth at the Oct. 2 meet hosted by Summit High School.

School investigating football players' conduct

The Steamboat Springs School District is looking into allegations that high school football players may have used racial slurs during the team's Friday game against Battle Mountain.

Men charged with killing elk

Two South Dakota men who opened fire on a herd of elk in a field near the Wyoming border were charged with unlawful possession of two elk and hunting without a valid license.

Commission to review site plans

The Hayden Planning Commission will review site plans for a new industrial park and what could be Hayden's first major motel today.

The Record for Oct. 14

Tuesday, Oct. 12 1:30 a.m. An Alpine Taxi was reported stolen. The driver had left the van running and unattended behind a bar in the 400 block of Sixth Street. The van was found parked on Buckskin Drive, which is behind Hill Hall at Colorado Mountain College, undamaged and with the keys in the ignition.

Voters faced with complex amendment

Colorado voters are being asked Nov. 2 to consider the complex issues surrounding the proposed Amendment 34, which would reverse the effects of a state law enacted in 2003 to limit the amount of money homeowners can collect in lawsuits about construction defects.

Spending race speeds up

If campaign contributions are any indication, the race for the District 2 commissioner seat could be the most hotly contested in the county. The race is drawing more contributions and expenditures than the District 1 race.

Vande Velde a family man who loved life, people

Russ Vande Velde couldn't wait to return home to his wife and kids.

Tuesday, October 12

Snowboard team strives to remain best in U.S.

The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club will open the 2004-05 season with a new snowboarding director, but the team expects to maintain the same high standards that earned it "Snowboard Club of Year" honors from the U.S. Skiing Association last winter.

Sailors defeat Demons

Searching for motivation, longtime Steamboat Springs volleyball coach Wendy Hall pulled out trusty Pat Riley.

Briefs for Oct. 13

A 50-year-old Oak Creek woman was seriously injured Tuesday morning in a rollover vehicle accident that tied up Colorado Highway 131 for two hours.

Our View: Vote no on Amendment 36

We are not convinced that the current method of distributing Electoral College votes is the best way to determine our president. That said, Amendment 36 on the Nov. 2 election ballot should be defeated. To borrow a line from John Kerry, it is the wrong amendment in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Tina Kyprios: Backing President Bush

The last-minute scramble for voter registration is complete, and all that's left is the deciding. Apparently, many new voters have registered because there is so much at stake. Of course, it seems that's the case every time, but we also know that this great nation of ours will survive either candidate -- the real question is what will the world look like in four years. And this is where the candidates differ the most.

Tennis bubble funding tabled

Steamboat Springs City Council members said they wanted more time to consider whether they wanted to fund replacing the tennis bubble.

The Record for Oct. 13

12:41 a.m. A glass door reportedly was broken at a condominium unit in the 1900 block of Ski Time Square Drive.

Residents power up for fight over renewable energy

For $3 added to each electric bill, electric customers already can purchase electricity produced by windmills rather than coal- or natural gas-powered plants.

Young's Peak gets first OK

Routt County commissioners on Tuesday approved a rezoning request for a 93.5-acre development in Stagecoach after first expressing concerns about increased traffic and the need for a new school site in the area.

Planning Commission to review proposed motel

The Hayden Planning Commission will review site plans for a new industrial park and what could be Hayden's first major motel Thursday.

Set to make noise

All 11 players have shot to do well at state

Printed neatly on the state championship tennis brackets with state powers Kent Denver, Cheyenne Mountain and Mullen is the name Steamboat Springs, a perennial Western Slope power looking to be mentioned in the same breath as those other schools.

Henri E. Stetter: Health care

In these pre-election days, one item seems to be rather far away from the candidates' minds, and yet it concerns everyone all over the nation: the health of all citizens.

Resident killed in I-70 crash

A Steamboat Springs man was killed Tuesday in an accident that closed Interstate 70 in Denver for almost four hours.

Three men suffer from carbon monoxide

A cook stove inside a tent was the apparent cause of the carbon monoxide poisoning that three Minnesota hunters suffered from Tuesday morning.

Hayden football the target of league foes

It's hunting season in Northwest Colorado, and no one has a bigger target on its chest than the Hayden football team.

Infected bird confirmed

Officials report that sage grouse was found with West Nile

With mosquito season officially over, county officials have reported that a second bird infected with West Nile virus was found locally this summer.

School Board to fill holes in coaching

Tonight the Hayden School Board will fill several large gaps among the basketball coaching staff at the Hayden Middle School just in time for the boys basketball season next week.

Ballot forum next week

Voting process, ballot issues to be discussed

Voters have less than three weeks to learn about ballot issues and clear up any confusion they may have about the voting process before stepping into voting booths Nov. 2.

McKenna Nelwyn Bernice Martin

McKenna Nelwyn Bernice Martin, daughter of Ann and Russell Martin of Hayden, was born at 8:17 a.m. Sept. 27, 2004. She weighed 8 pounds, and was 19.5 inches long. Her sibling is Michael Martin. Her grandparents are Nancy and Michael Martin of Johnstown, and Sandra and the late Wayne Trowbridge of Milliken.

William Daniel Walker

William Daniel Walker, son of Irene Walker of Craig, was born at 1 p.m. Sept. 27, 2004. He weighed 6 pounds and 14 ounces, and was 20 inches long. His sibling is Santana Gonzales. His grandparents are Debbie Pennington of Tucson, Ariz., Dan Gravley of Elko, Nev., Betty Gravley of Elko, Nev., and the late William Walker.

Kodi Ingols-Irwin

Kodi Ingols-Irwin, son of Kristen Ingols-Irwin and Eric Irwin of Hayden, was born at 4:38 p.m. Sept. 28, 2004. He weighed 7 pounds and 6 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long. His sibling is Allison Marie Ingols-Irwin. His grandparents are Ken and Joan Ingols of Flagstaff, Ariz., and Paul and Delphia Irwin of Craig.

Firefighter gets top honors at competition

Fifty just might be the magic number for Dal Leck.

Soroco picks up first league win

The Soroco volleyball team picked up its first league win of the season Friday against Plateau Valley -- and the Rams earned it.

Monday, October 11

Copeland hired for position at YVRA

A new position at Yampa Valley Regional Airport is aimed at helping make a good impression on Routt County visitors when they arrive and depart.

Come and Support the Arts

on Thursday, November 11th at Mahogany Ridge

Come on out for a great party to support the arts in Steamboat Springs! Mark your calendar for 6:30 on Thursday, November 11th for our annual Pour les Arts fundraiser.

Achievement gap discussed

Increasing boys' reading, writing performance a topic at meeting

An achievement gap between Steamboat Springs School District male and female students will continue to be a district-wide focus as test scores reveal a significant gender discrepancy in a couple of subject areas.

Student aimed to please

Travis Taber remembered for happiness, hard work

Travis Taber, in many ways, was a typical 12-year-old boy growing up in Routt County.

Steamboat Springs Arts Council Affiliated Organizations

The Arts Council serves as a pivotal organization for affiliated groups and individual artists, offering collaboration, administrative support, facility support, technical assistance, grants and leadership in advocating for community arts programming in Steamboat Springs and Routt County.

Briefs for Oct. 12

'Ask-A-Lawyer Night' will be Thursday at CMC

Young's Peak before county

A proposal for a 93-acre, large-scale development comes before Routt County commissioners today for the first time.

About the Arts Council

The Steamboat Springs Arts Council is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization and the mission of the Steamboat Springs Arts Council is to plan, produce, promote and support programs in the arts and humanities for the enjoyment, enrichment and education of residents and visitors of our community. The vision of the Steamboat Springs Arts Council is to be acknowledged locally and among our peers as the premier leader, resource and advocate for the arts and humanities. The Arts Council serves as a resource agency for affiliated organizations specializing in dance, music, community theater, writing and the visual and performing arts.

2004 Beaux Arts Festival Showcased the Arts in Steamboat Springs

The 2004 Beaux Arts Festival built upon last year's success to bring 10 arts-filled days to Steamboat Springs residents and visitors.

The Slipcast

Opens Nov. 12

the SLIPCAST object, a juried international exhibit and sale of slipcast ceramics, opens at The Depot on Friday, November 12 and continues on display through January 9.

First Annual Artist Member Multi-Media Fine Art Exhibit

Our first annual Artist Member Exhibit and Sale is now on display at The Depot through October 17. The multi-media exhibit contains a wonderful cross-section of Routt County's vibrant artist community, along with many artists from outside the area who are Arts Council members.

Voters are on the rise

Officials scramble to prevent chance of voter fraud

The number of active, registered Routt County voters has increased by more than 10 percent since the primaries in August.

Rams run for first league win

Matt Iacovetto and Ben Montoya led the Soroco Rams football team to its first league victory of the season Saturday.

Fall Friday Film Series under way

The very popular free Friday Film Series continues at Centennial Hall on selected Fridays throughout the fall and winter. The remaining dates for the fall series are:

The Record for Oct. 12

Sunday, Oct. 10 12:26 a.m. A motor vehicle accident was reported in the 2100 block of Downhill Drive. The driver was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and careless driving.

Sailors ready for challenge

Since falling to Palisade on Oct. 1, the members of the Steamboat Springs High School volleyball team have been on a mission.

Colorado Hall of Fame to honor Steamboat skier

Olympic bronze medallist Nelson Carmichael will become the 25th skier from Steamboat Springs to be inducted into the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame.

Grocery workers on alert

Negotiation contract talks entering critical phase

About 140 grocery store workers in Steamboat Springs are watching closely today as negotiations on a new five-year contract for grocery workers with Safeway, King Soopers (City Market) and Albertsons on the Front Range enter what could be a critical phase.

Sunday, October 10

Monday Medical: Milking calcium for all its worth

We've all heard the message: Calcium is good for us. So why are most of us ignoring this message? The body does not make calcium. We must get it through diet or supplements. Calcium is crucial not only to building strong bones and teeth but for contraction of blood vessels, nerves and muscles, regulation of blood pressure and many other functions.

Police led in vehicle, foot pursuits

A response to a fight in progress early Sunday morning at the Bricker Apartments in Hayden resulted in vehicle and foot pursuits.

Oak Creek continues hunt

Officials struggle to find new treasurer, but say it's worth waiting

Oak Creek's search for a police chief is over, but the search for a treasurer still is in full swing.

7th-grader dies in accident

A seventh-grade boy from Stagecoach died Saturday in a four-wheeling accident in Moffat County.

The Record for Oct.11

Saturday, Oct. 9 1:12 a.m. Assault and battery was reported in the 13000 block of Routt County Road 51B. Two coworkers reportedly got into a fight in which one of the men was injured.

News in Brief for Oct. 11

Students selling pizza for 7th-, 8th-grade trip Seventh- and eighth-grade Christian Heritage School students are selling Little Caesar's pizza to raise funds for a trip to Washington, D.C. Orders must be submitted by Oct. 25 for delivery Nov. 9. The school also is selling butter braids. Orders must be submitted by Oct. 25 for delivery Nov. 3. Call the school at 879-1760.

Tom Ross: Could chromosomes explain political divisions?

Have you ever stopped to wonder whether it's possible that our political orientation is genetically predetermined?

Saturday, October 9

Eagle Scout moving mountains (of mulch)

Aided by nearly 50 volunteers, Lewis Cutter's goal of a better playground for west Steamboat came one step closer to reality Saturday.

Wine and Prose

Off the Beaten Path Bookstore takes on new identity at night

All of the "elements" necessary for an intimate rendezvous are in place at Off the Beaten Path Bookstore.

Noah Wesley Woodford

Noah Wesley Woodford, son of Kathy South and Scott Woodford of Steamboat Springs, was born at 9:05 a.m. Sept. 30, 2004. He weighed 9 pounds and 5 ounces, and was 21.5 inches long. His grandparents are Vanessa and Wes Woodford of Silverthorne, and Bob and Mary South of Story, Wyo.

Gretchyn E. Watson: 1915-2004

Longtime Craig and Steamboat Springs resident Gretchyn E. Watson died Sept. 15, 2004, at the Doak Walker Care Center. She was 89.

Robinson, White vie for House

The race for the District 57 seat in the State House of Representatives pits a Republican incumbent with designs on the position of majority leader against a little-known man from Parachute. The men's backgrounds and points of view are as different as the corners of the district from which they come.

Taking the next step

Man throws away old prosthetic leg for more high-tech version

Ernesto Perez moved to Routt County from Peru to work as a shepherd. In the years since, he became a citizen, got married and had two children, started a cleaning business and two years ago, he and his wife, Leyda Perez, built a large house in Steamboat Springs with commanding views and a yard for their dog.

The bus fuss

Community wants transit to expand, city threatens each year to cut services

At a city budget review Tuesday, Transportation Director George Krawzoff stood before the City Council and delivered a familiar message.

Group documenting history

With the assistance of a group of graduate students from the University of Colorado at Denver, Historic Routt County is documenting the area's agricultural history one building at a time.

Funds pour in for race

This fall's race for Colorado Senate District 8 is like no other in the history of Northwest Colorado. Never has so much money been poured into a race for a legislative seat representing this part of the state.

Class notes for Oct. 10

School Board meets at 6 p.m. Monday The Steamboat Springs School Board meets at 6 p.m. Monday in the George Sauer Human Services Center on Seventh Street.

Spanning generations

Elementary school students visit Doak Walker Care Center residents

The budding relationships began awkwardly.

The arrest record for Oct. 10

Saturday, Oct. 2 Joseph Christopher Casey, 34, Steamboat Springs -- Driving under the influence of alcohol, speeding, failed to drive in a single lane, failed to signal (Steamboat Springs Police Department)

The Record for Sunday, Oct. 10

Friday, Oct. 8 6:36 a.m. A teenage girl was reported missing in Hayden. Police located the girl driving a car she took from her parents, and then she reportedly led them on a chase through town in which she hit a police officer, a police cruiser and ultimately crashed into a brick structure in a yard. She was taken to Yampa Valley Medical Center for treatment of injuries and then was taken into custody.

Steamboat sweep

Sailors rack up victories to win region, send team to state

Dylan Roberts plays in Steamboat red and black, but he wears a Boston Red Sox hat. On Saturday, the Steamboat sophomore, along with partner junior Brian Behrman, displayed a little Boston grit to win the regional tennis championship against Chance Jacob and Sterling Parks of Montrose.

Looking for a challenge?

The trout in the Arkansas River are ready to provide one

The most popular trout fishing destinations in Colorado are stretches of rivers immediately below dams referred to as "tailwaters." The water that comes out of the bottom of dams stays at a relatively constant temperature all year, allowing trout to feed on the coldest days of winter and the hottest days of summer. But anglers who value the unbridled character of a free flowing river still can turn to the 120 miles of the Arkansas River between its headwaters in the Sawatch Range near Leadville and Cañon City downstream. In the Colorado Rockies, perhaps only the Yampa can match the Arkansas for its free-flowing qualities.

Soundoff for Oct. 10, 2004

Libertarian gets votes First, I will be voting for Mike Kien. Second, I don't know why we need an off-leash dog park when nobody keeps their dog on a leash anyways and nobody picks up their dogs' poop. I think it's ridiculous.

Chris Kipfer: Friedman is right

The two editorials in Friday's Steamboat Today contrasted the informed wisdom of Tom Friedman with the parochial propaganda of Suzanne Fields.

Charlie Magnuson: Voting for Fry

As I watched the process for the Lafarge gravel pit application, I know I had a lot of input.

Jeanie Peterson: In praise of Taylor

I would like to take this opportunity to praise state Sen. Jack Taylor for again stepping forward to assist another of his constituents in our district.

Calendar for Oct. 10

Monday, Oct. 11 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. n The South Routt Medical Center is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 736-8118 for appointments.

Antlers' history comes alive again

Historic Yampa restaurant reopens with new owners

Tom Fazzio first set foot on the polished wood floors of Antlers Cafe and Bar when he was 11 years old.

Keenan Ray Hampton

Keenan Ray Hampton, son of Teisha Hampton of Craig, was born at 4:57 p.m. Sept. 28, 2004. He weighed 7 pounds and 15 ounces, and was 20 inches long. His sibling is Aunnika Hampton. His grandparents are Bill and Michelle Hampton of Craig. His great-grandparents are Charles and Betty Hampton of Craig, and Theo and Doreen Guymon of Vernal, Utah.

Kodi Ingols-Irwin

Kodi Ingols-Irwin, son of Kristen Ingols-Irwin and Eric Irwin of Hayden, was born at 4:38 p.m. Sept. 28, 2004. He weighed 7 pounds and 6 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long. His sibling is Allison Marie Ingols-Irwin. His grandparents are Ken and Joan Ingols of Flagstaff, Ariz., and Paul and Delphia Irwin of Craig.

William Daniel Walker

William Daniel Walker, son of Irene Walker of Craig, was born at 1 p.m. Sept. 27, 2004. He weighed 6 pounds and 14 ounces, and was 20 inches long. His sibling is Santana Gonzales. His grandparents are Debbie Pennington of Tucson, Ariz., Dan Gravley of Elko, Nev., Betty Gravley of Elko, Nev., and the late William Walker.

Jacob Anthony Latek

Jacob Anthony Latek, son of Maria and John Latek of Steamboat Springs, was born at 6:38 p.m. Sept. 27, 2004. He weighed 10 pounds and 4 ounces, and was 22.5 inches long. His siblings are Renee and David Latek. His grandparents are Helen Latek of Poland, and John and Janinia Kowalkowski of Delta.

Ken Solomon: Pit will set new low in planning

The front-page article about the Lafarge gravel pit in the Oct. 1 Steamboat Today has reminded us all of how close we are to destroying the scenic entryway to Steamboat Springs. If this permit goes through, the first thought you will have coming over Rabbit Ears Pass or driving north on Colorado Highway 131 will not be, "what a beautiful place," but "how could they have done this?" It will set a new low for poor planning and lack of vision in our state and community. The current application is 4 years old and needs to be seriously revisited. The application had substantial changes in scope and size, and so has our demand for the product. Our current gravel consumption is 50 percent of what it was when this application was submitted.

John F. Russell: Cars, beer and football

Each Sunday I flip on my television, grab a cold beverage and something to eat, and settle in for an afternoon of football.

McKenna Nelwyn Bernice Martin

McKenna Nelwyn Bernice Martin, daughter of Ann and Russell Martin of Hayden, was born at 8:17 a.m. Sept. 27, 2004. She weighed 8 pounds, and was 19.5 inches long. Her sibling is Michael Martin. Her grandparents are Nancy and Michael Martin of Johnstown, and Sandra and the late Wayne Trowbridge of Milliken.

Terminal expansion funds more certain

County Manager Tom Sullivan is significantly more confident than he was a month ago that Routt County can afford to build the second phase of its airport terminal expansion next summer.

Daniel Tyler: Supporting Fetcher

I am writing in support of Jay Fetcher for state senator in District 8. I grew up on a West Slope ranch, and then enjoyed a 40-year career in education. Fetcher's experience, his innovative work in education and land preservation, and his understanding of water issues indicate to me that he is the best candidate in the state senate race.

Our View: 35: Good idea, wrong method

We admire the intent of Amendment 35, which would increase taxes on tobacco products and use the resulting revenues to address health-care needs in Colorado. However, we feel strongly that this amendment should not be in Colorado's Constitution and therefore urge residents to vote against it.

Sailors, Bulldogs tie

Palisade coach Drake Jandreau enjoys playing the Steamboat Springs boys soccer team. He looks forward to games on Dudley Field because the teams play similar styles and match-up well.

Coach looks into reports

Film reveals few flaws

One day after an emotional win for the Steamboat Springs football team and an even more emotional loss for the Battle Mountain squad, Sailors coach Aaron Finch sat down to watch the film.

Friday, October 8

Briefs for Oct. 9

State patrol finds man who fled accident The Colorado State Patrol found a 24-year-old Oak Creek man in his residence who had fled the scene of an accident early Friday morning. He was found later in his home and was rushed to Yampa Valley Medical Center for spleen injuries, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

Lafarge gets provisional permit

Lafarge now has a provisional permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to disturb wetlands for its controversial gravel pit south of Steamboat Springs.

Girl leads police on chase

A 15-year-old girl led police on a chase through the streets of Hayden, damaging a police vehicle, a storage shed and a resident's yard.

Steamboat in cruise control

Apparently uninterested in adding the element of suspense to the regional tennis tournament, the Steamboat Springs boys tennis team won all eight of its matches Friday in dominating fashion.

Hayden topples Meeker

The Hayden Tigers found just enough big plays and defense to escape with a 26-20 win Friday over the Meeker Cowboys.

Finally -- Steamboat prevails

Sailors rout Battle Mountain in homecoming game

Finally. After five weeks of sleepless nights, second-guessing calls and questioning talent, the Steamboat Springs football team got the complete game it had been waiting for, defeating Battle Mountain, 42-9, in its homecoming game Friday night.

Permits for Sept. 20-24

Steamboat Springs Mountain Meadow Preserve LLC 2096 Indian Summer Drive Owner/Contractor Recreation Center $560,000

Business park proposed for 13h Street

Developer Mike Kortas of Betterview LLC hopes to annex 9 acres of land on 13th Street into the city of Steamboat Springs to develop six new light industrial lots. He is calling the development Betterview Business Park.

Transactions for Sept. 27-28


School District set to adopt budget

The Steamboat Springs School Board is expected to approve a $16 million budget when it meets Monday for its regularly scheduled study session.

Downtown cafe burglarized

A Steamboat Springs cafe was burglarized sometime Thursday night or Friday morning, less than two weeks after another deli was burglarized.

The Recor for Oct. 9

2:03 a.m. A 19-year-old man crashed his vehicle into a bulldozer sitting on the side of Eagle Ridge Drive. The man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and taken to Yampa Valley Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.

Business Briefs for Oct. 10

Lisa Adamo, a 15-year employee of Alpine Taxi/Limo Inc., has purchased the company from Marty Waldron. Adamo, who started as a bookkeeper, was vice president of the business for the past few years.

Chamber hosts 97th annual event

Nominations being accepted for the Oct. 27 Navigator Awards

The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association will honor top businesses and businesspeople during its 97th annual meeting, to be held Oct. 27.

Thursday, October 7

Walcher visits Steamboat

Third Congressional District candidate meets with workers

The campaign trail brought 3rd Congressional District candidate Greg Walcher to Steamboat Springs on Thursday, where he walked Lincoln Avenue and met briefly with Routt County employees.

News in brief for Oct. 8

Police looking for man involved in knife fight The Steamboat Springs Police Department is investigating a fight between two men that happened early Wednesday morning in West Lincoln Park.

Steamboat hopes to right ship

Twenty years from now, high school football likely will seem insignificant to many members of the Steamboat Springs football team, but coach Aaron Finch and the coaching staff are trying to turn an unsuccessful five weeks into something positive for years to come.

Battle of unbeatens

Hayden, Meeker vie for league lead

At the beginning of this season, when every team's record was 0-0, and every team's expectations were high, there were Hayden and Meeker

1 fish, 2 fish red fish, blue fish

Paintings by Hillary Weber

For three months, as she prepared for this weekend's show, Hillary Weber's Chicago apartment was a swirling chaos of works in progress.

Wine tasting raises money for school

On any given weekday, a number of children can be seen piling out of their parents' cars with backpacks, lunch boxes and violins.

Nightlife for Oct. 8

Dance music for swing, two-step, cha-cha, salsa and requests will be played from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at RG's Dance Club in the Old Pilot Building on 11th Street. $3. Call 870-9977.

Photos, wine, cheese highlight exhibit

For five years, Lynne Garell and Dale Morris lived less than a block from each other in San Francisco. They passed each other at the grocery store. They sat behind each other at stoplights. They even traveled across the same region of France taking photographs in the same year. But their lives were like pendulums swinging side by side, never touching.

Autumn Phillips: Generation S

I was born in 1973.

The Record for Oct. 8

Wednesday, Oct. 6 12:48 a.m. Loud music was reported in the 700 block of Walton Pond Circle.

A perfect ending

Steamboat beats Rifle's JV, 13-3, to end regular season

The first two softball games between the Rifle junior varsity team and the Steamboat Springs varsity team were close, one-run games that ended in extra innings.

City: Don't feed bears

Trash containers may be regulated

Steamboat Springs residents soon could be required to use wildlife-resistant trash containers.

County to rebid health insurance

After switching from its longtime health care insurance provider last year, Routt County is asking for bids on its health insurance again.

Official: City low on debt

In upcoming years, it could be wise for the city to take on more debt, city Finance Director Don Taylor told officials earlier this week.

Soroco downed by 3 teams

Volleyball coach focusing on positive attitudes

Spurts of good play mixed in with stretches of inconsistent play have prevented the Soroco volleyball team from notching a win since early September.

Sailors sink against Bulldogs

A somber group of Steamboat Springs soccer players huddled at the far end of Dudley Field on Thursday afternoon trying to figure out what was missing in the team's 3-0 loss to the Moffat County Bulldogs.

Catch the Latin dancing fever

Gran Baile Latino held monthly

The room fills up by about 11 p.m. when the restaurants close and their Latino employees, arms full of CDs, wander into RG's Dance Club on 11th Street.

Students take spirit to street

Homecoming game, parade set for today

If homecoming week is about bringing the student body and faculty together in a display of unity and school spirit, then nothing says "Go Sailors" like a pool of chocolate syrup.

Wednesday, October 6

Building permits for Oct. 3

Steamboat Springs Sept. 6 to 10 Peter & Liz Robinson 717 Steamboat Boulevard Snake RIVer Construction Single-family home & Garage $1,961,649

Changes in works for motel

Corner destined for redevelopment

Changes are coming to the Nite's Rest Motel, 601 Lincoln Ave. The old sign came off the top of the carport Wednesday, but the bigger changes are at least a year in the future.

Briefs for Oct. 7

Advanced tickets for the Steamboat Springs football team's homecoming game against Battle Mountain are on sale at the high school office. Avoid the rush at the gate Friday and buy your tickets in advance between 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. today.

VNA down 3,800 flu shots

Private medical clinics in Yampa Valley plan vaccination clinics

The Visiting Nurse Association in Routt and Moffat counties expects to receive only 200 of the 4,000 doses of flu vaccine it was counting on this year.

In search of seven

Tennis team seeks seventh straight regional title

The Steamboat Springs boys tennis team has been the dominant force in Class 4A along the Western Slope for years. On Friday, with the opening round of the regional tournament, the Sailors aim to win their seventh straight regional championship and, for the fourth straight year, send the entire team to the state tennis tournament.

Museum seeks award nominees

The list of past recipients of the Leckenby and Larson awards reads like a who's who in Routt County history.

Mersman given 38 days in jail

A man who stole a credit card and charged almost $700 to it was sentenced to 38 days in jail and required to pay back the money he charged.

Athletes may play on turf

City Council OKs funding for field west of town

The City Council took the first step Tuesday in making an artificial field west of town a reality by approving $100,000 for the project, but more money needs to come from a Great Outdoors Colorado grant.

RV park west of Steamboat approved

By the summer of 2005, Ray Selbe and his family hope their Eagle Soaring RV Park west of Steamboat Springs will be open for business.

New club aims to revive wrestling in Steamboat

Richard Atkinson loves wrestling.

Survey distributed

Information on youth programs sought

The Routt County Extension Office has sent out a survey to gauge for the first time quantitative benefits of youth programs, specifically 4-H.

The Record for Oct. 7

3:43 a.m. A report was made that ladders were knocked over in the 3300 block of Spring Valley Driver. Bears were suspected.

Tuesday, October 5

Softball team runs record to 9-0

It matters little whether the games are lopsided or close, the Steamboat Springs softball team has found a way to win them all, improving to 9-0 on the season with three weekend wins during a tournament in Rifle.

Steamboat golfers finish fifth

Paul Berry leads team

There was a small smile on the face of Steamboat Springs golfer Paul Berry as he exited the 18th green after Tuesday's final round of the State High School Golf Championships.

LIFT-UP pursuing grant

Organization looking to build a permanent home

LIFT-UP of Routt County is pursuing a grant to buy land and build its own 8,000-square-foot facility just west of downtown Steamboat Springs.

Our View: Vote no on 34

Amendment 34 on the Nov. 2 election ballot is not deserving of inclusion in the state's constitution and should be defeated.

County budget facing major expenses

A planned $15.8 million justice center and a $17.7 million expansion at the Yampa Valley Regional Airport will make Routt County's 2005 budget particularly tight.

The Record for Oct. 6, 2004

1:21 a.m. An officer was requested at Olympian Hall on Howelsen Parkway.

LMD, funds linked

If district is approved, city will OK more community support funding

The City Council has linked fully funding its community support budget to the passage of a local marketing district this November.

Polls show Salazar leads congressional race

Campaign rhetoric, increased TV and radio advertising and public debates have had little effect on the double-digit lead held by 3rd Congressional District hopeful John Salazar, according to a new poll funded by his campaign.

Briefs for October 6

Three of five $5,000 Sterling Anniversary Awards have been awarded by Yampa Valley Community Foundation in recognition of its 25th anniversary. The awards are co-sponsored by the YVCF and various businesses, organizations and individuals.

Teachers question curriculum plan

A new plan to piece together curriculum in the Steamboat Springs School District is receiving mixed reactions from district teachers.

Golf Clubhouse, tennis bubble not addressed

At Tuesday's budget review, City Council members said almost nothing about the two largest capital projects budgeted for 2005, but they did approve a long list of other capital improvement items.

City whittles its wish list

Bus service expansion will have to wait

In reviewing next year's proposed budget, the City Council had more leeway Tuesday than it has had during budget reviews in the past few years, but not enough room to include all the items on its wish list.

Monday, October 4

With funds, Cog Rally will continue

The fourth annual Colorado Cog Rally was a success, but it might not have been enough to keep the race going, event chairman Jim Gill said.

City's budget not as tight

Council holds retreat today

After two years of belt tightening, the Steamboat Springs City Council will have a little more breathing room at this year's budget review.

'Intense' voter registration comes to an end

Election years are always busy for Routt County Clerk and Recorder Kay Weinland and her staff of 10 employees.

Sailors 21 shots back

Cheyenne Mountain dominating on home course

Most of the field that played in the opening round of the state's 4A golf championships Monday struggled to get acquainted with the 18-hole golf course at the Country Club of Colorado.

Briefs for Oct. 5

A Kids Night Out swimming and pizza party is from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, meeting at the Igloo adjacent to Howelsen Ice Arena. The event is for children in kindergarten through fourth grade. The cost is $12. Register at Parks and Recreation by 5 p.m. Thursday. Call Alexis at 879-6033.

Tax threat a one-time deal?

District officials optimistic education funding safe for now

Steamboat Springs School District officials are optimistic that the city's half-cent sales tax for education is safe for the near future.

Road roller goes for joy ride

Someone reportedly took Routt County equipment for ride

The Routt County Sheriff's Department is looking for the person who took a Routt County road roller on a joy ride.

Computer causes glitches

New benefits system still manageable in Routt County

A new statewide computer system meant to help the state better serve its neediest residents has instead made things worse.

Skiers race for nonprofit agencies

Cross-country skiers will have an opportunity to make a contribution to five nonprofit agencies when they take part in the Nordic Challenge Race Series this winter.

The Record for Oct. 5

12:32 a.m. A man reportedly broke a chair in a bar in the 400 block of Lincoln Avenue and tried to start fighting with people. He was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and criminal mischief.

Sunday, October 3

Film your friends

New festival seeks entries from local filmmakers

An off-the-cuff film festival organized in three weeks and publicized through word of mouth was such a success last year that Steamboat Ski Resort Corp. decided to adopt it and turn it into an annual signature mud season event.

Getting ready for growth

As immigrant population booms, community prepares

On Thursday, members of the law enforcement, religious and social service communities gathered at Hayden High School to talk about the exponential growth of the area's immigrant communities. Twenty-five people attended, and the discussion went on for more than three hours.

Briefs for Oct. 4

The Yampa Valley Breast Cancer Awareness Project has funds available through the end of the year to help pay for mammograms or breast cancer treatment for women who cannot afford such services. Call 879-1632.

Soldiers give toys to kids

Operation Reach Out America deemed success

When soldiers recently handed out toys and school supplies to Iraqi children as part of Operation Reach Out America, they got ear-to-ear smiles in return.

The Record for Oct. 4

12:20 a.m. A drunken driver was reported on Village Drive.

Tom Ross: John Denver remembered fondly in Salida

Road trips are best when they lack itineraries and destinations

We rolled into Salida on Saturday night at dusk and pulled up to the Back Roads Inn and Grill. After registering with the hostess at the cafe (best darn burgers in Salida), I walked out to the minivan to break the bad news to Buck the Wonder Dog -- he was gonna have to spend the night alone in the Windstar and he wasn't gonna be happy about it.

Saturday, October 2

Jordan -- Fedewa

Julie Jordan, daughter of Don and Pat Jordan of Boulder, and Kevin Fedewa, son of the late Kenneth and Patricia Fedewa of Portland, Mich., were married Sept. 18 in a ceremony in the Strings in the Mountains music tent with Michael Holloran officiating.

Bring out the broom

Chase, Gleason key in Sailors' sweep

Outside hitters Kristyn Bradbury and Katie Mills are going to get a majority of the sets, the kills and the attention, but as the Steamboat Springs volleyball team prepares to face league opponents a second time, middle blockers Hestia Chase and Erin Gleason will become even more important.

John F. Russell: Why you should be interested

Ralph Green grew up in the urban landscape of Brooklyn, N.Y.

The science of fall

Sixth-graders, high schoolers bond in the outdoors

Like all seasons, autumn has characteristics that make it unmistakable.

One hot tradition

Chili cooks preparing for annual homecoming cook-off

Don't ask good chili cooks to tell you their secrets.

Transactions for Sept. 21 to 26


Kayak master

Bowermaster, a noted adventurer and author, to speak in Steamboat

Yampa Valley outdoor enthusiasts have an opportunity to meet one of the world's foremost paddling adventurers and authors Wednesday when Mountain Hardwear brings Jon Bowermaster to town for a slide show to benefit Friends of the Yampa River.

Warriors' weekend win

Centaurus enjoys its 5-2 win

Eight seasons ago, Steamboat Springs soccer coach Rob Bohlmann and Centaurus soccer coach Ken Ebersole got together and arranged an annual meeting when their schedules allowed.

William A. Wallace: Lafarge duplicitous

Regarding your story about the Lafarge pit in Friday's Steamboat Today, there are some additional facts your readers and the Routt County commissioners need to know.

Privacy adds to home's charm

Aspen trees, leaves fluttering in the wind, relay a sense of calmness and quiet to a place.

Our View: Take the initiative to guard process

The 2004 election exemplifies the risks that Colorado runs as one of the so-called "initiative states."

Brock Victor Gregory (2002-2004)

Oak Creek resident Brock Victor Gregory died Aug. 6, 2004, near Maybell, the result of an automobile accident. He was 1.

Leap of faith

The tenants of two new retail centers under construction near Mount Werner Road will need to capture $35 million to $45 million in annual sales, a commercial appraiser told an audience at Colorado Mountain College in September. Those projected sales figures for Wildhorse Marketplace and Central Park South represent more than 10 percent of combined retail sales in Steamboat Springs and Routt County.

Golfers prepare for state

The pampered fairways of the Country Club of Colorado will provide the final test of the season for the Steamboat Springs High School golf team.

The Record for Oct. 3

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.

Stahoviak, Kien seek county seat

Justice center, pay top list

Nancy Stahoviak, who has served as a county commissioner for the past 12 years, is seeking another term for one reason: She loves the job.

MacArthur steps down from Metro Brokers

Mark Stine's expensive Brooks Brothers suits may never again see the light of day.

Briefs for Oct. 3

Jill Limberg has joined Colorado Group Realty in Steamboat Springs. Previously the co-owner of Steamboat Mountain Properties, she has 12 years of experience in real estate.

Anne Farley Ford (1922-2004)

Former Steamboat Springs resident Anne Farley Ford died Sept. 29, 2004, at Chelsea Retirement Community in Chelsea, Mich. She was 82.

Calendar for Oct. 3

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.

Spending tops county issues

Although issues such as the proposed Lafarge gravel pit and Emerald Mountain land swap are important, priorities for spending in the face of dwindling resources is the key election topic for the District 2 county commissioner candidates.

Authors share their secrets

Annual Literary Sojourn brings book-lovers, writers together

For members of a book club in Fort Collins, the Literary Sojourn is an annual must.

Class Notes for Oct. 3

Steamboat Springs High School senior Kelsey Patterson is the Optimist Club's September teen of the month.

Number crunching

Bubble, club house likely to be absent from budget talk

When the Steamboat Springs City Council meets Tuesday for its annual budget retreat, it will be sharing Centennial Hall with two very large elephants.

Rosemary E. Rodriguez: Defending Jay Fetcher

I recently was made aware of charges that Jay Fetcher, candidate for state Senate, "sacrificed Grand County and Western Slope water" during his service on the Reapportionment Commission.

Berniece 'Bea' Phyllis Cash (1921-2004)

Steamboat Springs resident Berniece "Bea" Cash passed away Sept. 29, 2004. She was 83.

Richard Michael Goossens (1948-2004)

Hayden resident Richard Michael Goossens passed away Sept. 24, 2004, at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center after suffering a long illness. He was 55.

Joe Chapman: Kerry ready to lead

If you've only perceived the presidential campaigns as some overblown dog-and-pony show this year, I hope that you watched the debate between John Kerry and President Bush and took it seriously.

Sound Off for Oct. 3

It's an understatement to say that constitutional scholar and Libertarian presidential candidate Michael Badnarik is pro-gun rights. Badnarik's position statement states: "Don't even think about taking my guns! ... It is utter nonsense for us to accept government permits in order to exercise an inalienable right. ... Repealing unconstitutional gun-control laws will be one of my first priorities as president of the United States."

State Sen. Ken Gordon: Senator responds

In your editorial "Feeling Blue" on Sept. 22, you correctly point out that special interest influence on the Blue Book drafting is "a disservice to voters and an abuse of taxpayers."

Gardner Flanigan: Kerry won debate

Our first presidential debate showed America that both candidates were well-prepared and clearly presented their different views on foreign policy.

Omar M. Campbell: Accusation unfair

A recent letter from Grand County unfairly accused state Senate candidate Jay Fetcher of giving away control of Western Slope water to the Eastern Slope.

Let your dog roam free

Steamboat dog owners hope to establish off-leash area

Before Sarah Katherman brushes her teeth, before she eats breakfast or thinks about herself at all, she takes care of her dogs -- Echo, Cosme and Pasu.

Friday, October 1

Darby Joy Martinez

Darby Joy Martinez, daughter of Audrey and Raymond Martinez of Steamboat Springs, was born at 2:07 p.m. Sept. 13, 2004. She weighed 6 pounds and 1 ounce, and was 18.5 inches long.

Librarian checking out

When Jacquie Boyd started her job as librarian at the Hayden Public Library, the town's 7,000-book collection was packed in a tiny storefront property across from the Hayden Town Hall.

Candidates agree on issues

Taylor, Fetcher speak about CSAPs, wolf reintroduction

The candidates for State Senate District 8 say Colorado's student standardized testing programs are valuable but need to be adjusted.

High times in Hayden

Tigers remain unbeaten with 61-12 win

With 2 minutes and 41 seconds left in the third quarter and Hayden holding a comfortable 61-6 lead, the Tigers cheerleaders began to chant, "We are (clap, clap) No. 1."

Sailors come up short against Bulldogs

Friday night's volleyball match against Palisade could have gone either way. Unfortunately, after five games, it didn't end up going Steamboat's way.

Tigers serve Cowboys off floor

The serve seems like an afterthought in volleyball. A player serves the ball, the other team receives it, and the action starts.

Turnovers plague Rams

Turnovers doomed the Soroco football team for the second consecutive game, as the Rams dropped a league contest to the Meeker Cowboys, 16-0, at Oak Creek's William Meek Athletic Complex.

Ben Craig Zamzow

Ben Craig Zamzow, son of Carroll and Darren Zamzow of Steamboat Springs, was born at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20, 2004. He weighed 6 pounds and 15 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long

Peppi Mac Delliquadri

Peppi Mac Delliquadri, son of Urte and Terry Delliquadri of Steamboat Springs, was born at 6:48 p.m. Aug. 26, 2004. He weighed 10 pounds and 1 ounce, and was 22 inches long. His siblings are Ester Rose and Cisco Delliquadri. His grandparents are Heidi and Klaus Suckfuell of Germany, Ester Delliquadri of Steamboat Springs and Del Delliquadri of Nederland.

Fire destroys Oak Creek mobile home

Fueled by a ruptured propane tank, a fire destroyed a mobile home and killed a dog in Oak Creek early Thursday morning.

The Record for Oct. 2

Thursday, Sept. 30 12:33 a.m. A civil standby was requested on East Maple Street for a father who wanted to retrieve his daughter from her mother's home.

Signal Path plays a loop

Band members explore electronic music, new sounds

A Signal Path song opens like any other jazz tune -- with brushes hitting a drumhead. Then a guitar enters. Then a computer.

Sailors suffer in Cortez

The Steamboat Springs football team was challenged by the Cortez Panthers on Friday as the sun set over Sleeping Ute mountain in southwest Colorado.

Deals about deals

School Board, teachers union negotiate

Sizeable differences separate the Steamboat Springs teachers union and the School Board as the two sides begin to negotiate a new agreement covering salaries and benefits.