Stories for April 2005


Saturday, April 30

Sound Off for May 1

'Terrorist' comment Doug Monger should do the right thing and resign immediately as county commissioner. alling members of the Friends of the Justice Center, a group that is exercising its rights to express its opinions, "a group of terrorists" is as irresponsible a comment as a public official can make.

Students take musical journey

Music can entertain, inspire and express feelings and thoughts. As many Routt County elementary students learned last week, music also can tell history.

Luxury subdivision land sells for $19M

The former president of Vail Resorts was involved in the $19 million purchase of 1,220 acres of land just south of the Steamboat Springs city limits last week.

The Record for May 1

Saturday, April 23 Valente Cordova, 25, Steamboat Springs -- Fugitive of justice, no driver's license, driving under the influence of alcohol, DUI per se, failure to obey signal (Colorado State Patrol)

Free parking?

Group looks at improving downtown parking issues, lowering costs for businesses

By parking close to their jobs, downtown workers could be costing area merchants $65 million annually, according to a city committee.

Soroco looks for chance to compete

Finally, some competition.

Susan Dellinger: Commissioner sharply criticized

As elected officials, we are all capable of making a misstep or inadvertent statement. We are continually in front of the media and always will be subject to human error. None of us can avoid that pitfall.

River rights debate rages

Seedhouse Road resident Jim Rowe enjoys sitting on the deck of his home, where he can watch the Elk River, listen to the fast-flowing water, gaze at the surrounding forest.

School Board to see change

For the second time since 2003, the Steamboat Springs School Board is headed for change at the top.

Feline diabetes not unusual

Feline diabetes may sound like a strange disease, but it affects an estimated 10 percent of cats in Routt County. That percentage stresses how important it is for cat owners to be aware of diabetes, because you never know if your cat could be at risk.

Something to smile about

Smile-A-Bration free dental care program a boost for kids

Ten-year-old Errol Ormesher has been dealing with a pesky, painful tooth.

Business briefs for May 1

Fire Ready opening branch in Steamboat Fire Ready, the only statewide wildfire prevention and protection service, is opening a branch in Steamboat Springs to serve Routt, Moffat, Jackson and Grand counties.


Steamboat retailer 'has nothing to lose' with eBay's online buying, selling service

Larry and Marianne Sasak think eBay, the global Internet market, might be the place to sell authentic ranchwear during the off-season.

Clarence Chester Wheeler

Longtime Routt County resident Clarence Chester Wheeler passed away April 16, 2005, at Weston County Health Services in Newcastle, Wyo. He was 91.

Daniel Marlin Wagner

Longtime Routt County resident Daniel Marlin Wagner passed away April 15, 2005, at his home after a lengthy illness. He was 60.

Tigers eye school records

Last year, as a freshman, Amber Suits decided it was time to run with the leaders.

Class notes for May 1

Soda Creek Elementary art show is Monday Soda Creek Elementary School's annual art show is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday in the school's media center.

Mike Cook: Reconsider 4-day

The school district in Meeker tried the four-day school week several years ago. The School Board sold it to the public as a cost savings, but the only money saved was transportation costs.

Lyman Orton: Over the edge

County Commissioner Doug Monger went over the edge of statesmanship and into the gutter of not only poor taste, but also of inciteful, inflammatory, vindictive, and defamatory behavior with his statement, "We're dealing with terrorists here ..." in reference to Friends of The Justice Center.

Happy police

Oak Creek Police Department 'restructures, rebuilds and reorganizes'

A few weeks after assembling a new Oak Creek Police Department, department head Linda Koile is happy.

Dan R. DeLacy: Bad behavior

It now appears that the Army Corps of Engineers has opened the door for building the new justice center at the west end site.

Time to tweak

Steamboat boys relay's switchup proves costly in Craig

Now, Steamboat Springs' 3,200-meter relay team of Andy Garber, Matt Hill, Walker Hammond and Alec Nelson knows what it has to do -- and who its competition is.

Our View: 4-year contract questionable

The decision by the Steamboat Springs School Board to extend Superintendent Donna Howell's contract undoubtedly raised eyebrows.

John F. Russell: Bikes have changed; the freedom they offer hasn't

It wasn't fancy, but I still remember the thin tires and clanking gears of my first 10-speed bicycle.

Friday, April 29

Eight nights stranded

Profound experience overwhelms Horton

While Charles Horton's body heals, his spiritual being is restless.

Planning Commission asks for sidewalks

The Steamboat Springs Planning Commission refused to budge about when the city can build sidewalks for its renovated Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs.

Covillo headed to DU music school

Keaton Covillo got his musical ear from his great-grandfather, but the origin of his room-silencing voice is unknown.

ASC gains reprieve on default

American Skiing Co. has been granted a reprieve by lenders who hold loans used to finance construction of its Grand Summit hotels.

Building Permits for April 18 to 22

Steamboat Springs Mark & Susan Buller 1320 Mark Twain Lane Colorado High Country Const. Addition/Alteration $79,184

Games snowed out this weekend

With field conditions already poor, Thursday's heavy, wet snowfall did nothing to fix the problem.

The Record for April 30

Thursday, April 28 12:59 a.m. Two 19-year-old men were ticketed for stealing Red Bull, potato chips and other small items from a convenience store at 80 Anglers Drive.

Bike-a-thon to help hospital

When Kathy "Cargo" Rode-man remembers her last bike-a-thon in Oak Creek, she thinks fondly of the littlest riders.

News in brief for April 30

Snowmobilers rescued on Farwell Mountain Two snowmobilers were rescued at about 8:30 p.m. Friday on Farwell Mountain after they ran out of gas.

Transactions for April 16-28


Thursday, April 28

Post-retirement contracts OK'd

A small group of Steamboat Springs School District employees will work under post-retirement contracts next year, even as the district tries to phase out the practice of awarding such contracts.

Steamboat returns to winning

Last week, while many of her teammates sunned themselves on Mexican beaches, Siara Atkinson spent her spring break practicing soccer skills.

County to get wetlands permit

Routt County commissioners can build the justice center west of downtown Steamboat next to the Routt County Jail.

Man arrested trying to obtain painkillers

A 19-year-old man was arrested twice in two days on suspicion of trying to illegally obtain painkiller medication.

News in brief for April 29

Rescued man undergoes successful surgery Charles Horton, the Steamboat Springs man who was rescued Monday after nine days stranded in the backcountry with a broken leg, underwent successful surgery Wednesday evening to repair his right knee. Horton remains in fair condition and was resting comfortably after the 2 1/2 hour operation, Yampa Valley Medical Center spokeswoman Christine McKelvie said. He also is being treated for hypothermia, dehydration and frostbite.

City supports development

Affordable modular homes proposed in Copper Ridge

The Steamboat Springs Plan�--ning Commission was supportive of a development proposal for 34 modular homes and four duplex units in the Copper Ridge subdivision.

Planners recommend landfill expansion

The Routt County Planning Commission unanimously rec�--ommended approval for an expansion of the Milner Landfill. The expansion would allow the landfill to operate well into the future.

Music calendar for April 29

Tonight Big Pants When: 8 p.m. Where: Braun's Bar & Grill, 709 Lincoln Ave. Cost: Free Call: 87-1441

Bringing it 'Home'

Students produce original music CD for senior project

Henry Howard and Patrick Ayres have been playing their instruments for less than two years, but already they've released their own CD of original material.

Staff picks for April 29

Tonight The Intensive Spirit: Celebrating 22 years of the Paper and Book Intensive When: opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Where: Depot Art Center Cost: Free Why you should go: interesting exhibit on papermaking and book arts

Steamboat sweeps Vail Mountain

Steamboat Springs senior Kelli Parnell was tapped emotionally coming into Thursday's tennis matches.

Snowpack on Rabbit Ears Pass dwindling

Windblown pellets of snow peppered Michelle Brown and Dennis Scheiwe on the east side of Rabbit Ears Pass earlier this week.

Show reveals diversity, creativity in book arts

Laura Wait's books don't have many words. Instead, the smooth Mylar pages, colored with whimsical images of plants and statues, tell their own stories of quiet days in an ancient garden.

Problem-solving with art

Poverty. War. Land use. Overpopulation.

Dancing for hope

At Camp Heartland in Minnesota, youths across the country who are affected by HIV/AIDS get new hope.

The lessons of a cello

Invented almost 500 years ago, the cello has changed little as an instrument, but the notes it plays continue to be relevant in today's world.

The Record for April 29

Wednesday, April 27 1:09 a.m. A 19-year-old man was arrested in the 1300 block of Bob Adams Drive on suspicion of drunken driving.

Two vehicles damaged after rolling down hills

Melissa Kerbs left her car running for three minutes outside Hillside Village Apartments on Wednesday night, putting into gear a downhill slide of events.

Wednesday, April 27

Walgreens to rework plan

After less-than-favorable reviews from the Steamboat Springs Planning Commission, Walgreens has pulled its pre-application plans.

Bond stays in cocaine case

Routt County Judge James Garrecht refused to lower the bond on a 20-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of selling and distributing cocaine.

County to consider property

Some speculate about potential justice center plans

The Routt County Board of Commissioners announced Wednesday that it will hold a special meeting today to consider buying property.

Planning Commission to consider landfill

The operator of Routt County's only landfill is asking to more than double the facility's size so it can operate for another 68 years.

Child IDs offered at free event

Routt County is the type of place where people leave their unattended cars running and their homes unlocked.

News in brief for April 28

Soap Box Derby Building Clinic planned Families interested in participating in the annual soap box derby are invited to attend a Soap Box Derby Building Clinic, hosted by teacher Johnny Walker, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Steamboat Springs Middle School industrial arts room.

Steamboat topples Englewood

The gray clouds in the sky and the muddy field under their cleats did little to dampen the spirits of the Steamboat Springs High School boys lacrosse team Wednesday.

Relays returning to form

Believing the notion that competing is better than practicing, the Hayden track and field team took part in a rare mid-week meet Tuesday in Rangely.

Steamboat Springs Running Series gets a facelift

An overhaul to the registration process is the most notable change to the Steamboat Springs Running Series this season.

The Record for April 28

Tuesday, April 26, 2005 1:15 a.m. A loud party was reported in the 1300 block of Walton Creek Road.

Tuesday, April 26

Briefs for April 27

Advocates hosts event at Mahogany Ridge Advocates Against Battering and Abuse will celebrate Sexual Assault Awareness Month with an event Thursday night at Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill. Along with live music and raffles, Advocates will sell special pint glasses that can be refilled for $2 during the event.

Xcel temporary haul OK'd

Routt County commissioners approved Xcel Energy's request for a new permit to haul as much as 900,000 tons of coal a year on a county road, but at a cost.

Howell gets 4-year contract

A new contract will allow Donna Howell to remain superintendent of the Steamboat Springs School District through the 2008-09 school year.

Our View; Looking for answers

It is a shame Routt County continues to shield decisions about the new justice center from the public.

Sailors close season with sweep

The Steamboat Springs baseball team missed its goal of advancing to the postseason, but the Sailors closed their season with two wins Tuesday.

City enacts moratorium

Council stops housing development in 'backyard' Fairview lots

The Steamboat Springs City Council enacted an emergency moratorium Tuesday, stopping housing development in "backyard" lots in the Fairview subdivision.

The Record for April 27

Monday, April 25 9:37 a.m. A woman reported that she was stuck in an elevator in a condo in the 2400 block of AprÃs Ski Way. When police arrived, she was out of the elevator.

Foundation ordinance gets first OK

The Steamboat Springs City Council passed the first reading of an ordinance requiring building-foundation surveys, but agreed to some tweaking.

County hopes to start YVRA 2nd phase

Routt County officials hope to begin the second phase of improvements to Yampa Valley Regional Airport this summer.

Soroco girls getting in right state of mind

With less than a month remaining before the state meet, the Soroco quartet of Melissa Roy, Nichole Wilson, Karli Babcock and Kyla Schmidt is nearing postseason form.

Hilling, Sweetser take titles

Evan Hilling and Tyson Sweetser picked up titles Saturday at the Vail Christian Invitational.

Rescued man awaits surgery

Mild temperatures and moisture-wicking clothes kept Charles Horton dry and relatively warm during his first week stranded in a remote area of the Routt National Forest.

Monday, April 25

Elkhead project targets needs of people, fish

The $24 million expansion of Elkhead Reservoir holds the promise of more water for human consumption and endangered species.

Mitts has potential for bond reduction

The bond of a woman charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and being part of an identity theft scam will be lowered if she agrees to go into a drug-treatment facility.

The Record for April 26

Sunday, April 24 3:32 a.m. Minor vandalism damage was reported to a property in the 2400 block of AprÃs Ski Way.

Snow brings changes to Sailors sports

Student athletes returning to Steamboat Springs High School from spring break Monday were greeted by snow and more schedule changes.

Foundation surveys discussed

The Steamboat Springs City Council tonight will consider an ordinance requiring builders to have foundation surveys as part of the construction process.

Xcel temporary haul before county

Routt County commissioners will consider Xcel Energy's request to haul as much as 900,000 tons of coal a year on a county road.

County denies gravel pit

Routt County commissioners denied a request to expand a 10-acre gravel mining operation near Toponas into a 184-acre phased operation.

Man rescued after 9 days

A Steamboat Springs man spent nine days in the backcountry with a broken leg and little food or water before he was rescued Monday morning near Dunckley Pass.

School Board accepts Fund Board gifts

Steamboat Springs elementary school students will continue to receive Spanish instruction after a narrow School Board vote approved partial funding for the popular program.

Sunday, April 24

The Record for April 25

Saturday, April 23 12:14 a.m. Intoxicated pedestrians were reported at Hilltop Parkway and U.S. Highway 40. Officers located the individuals and gave them a courtesy ride home.

Monday Medical: Identifying headache pain

Nearly everyone has a headache from time to time, and we've all heard the phrase "take two aspirin and call me in the morning." However, about 45 million Americans have headaches that are severe or persistent enough that pain medication and a good night's sleep are not the solutions.

Students qualify for FBLA competition

Three Routt County high school students qualified for the national Future Business Leaders of America competition with strong performances at the state FBLA event in Vail last week.

News in brief for April 25

Summer day camp registration through Friday Totally Kids is offering a summer day camp program for children ages 5 to 12. The program will run from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays starting June 6.

District close to land deal

Parcel of land could be site of future elementary school

The South Routt School District appears close to obtaining a parcel of land in Stagecoach that could be the site of a future elementary school.

County to consider gravel pit

Routt County Road 5 winds through Egeria Park at the foot of the snow-covered Flattops. It's a postcard view in an area of the county that still is not well-known.

Saturday, April 23

Summer building up

There are four pages of general contractors listed in the Yellow Pages. It would seem at least a few might be pondering their summer business.

2005 Girls To Women Conference Steering Committee: Success of Girls to Women

The members of the Steering Committee for the eighth annual Girls To Women conference would like to express our sincere gratitude to all those who contributed their time and energy to make the day a tremendous success.

Real Estate Transactions for April 13 to 15


Hayden schools make tough choices

Enrollment in Hayden schools has been shrinking, and so have class sizes.

It's all in the location

Cozy home sits near base of Emerald Mountain

If location is everything in real estate, then a log home in Fairview won't be on the market for long.

Class notes for April 24

Optimist Club honors Hayden's Gregory

Soroco's finest exports

Seniors Montoya, Ellis playing Steamboat sports

When the Soroco baseball team disbanded before Ben Montoya's junior season, his attention shifted toward Steamboat Springs.

Erik Woodson Sandvik

Erik Woodson Sandvik, son of Stacey and Mark Sandvik of Steamboat Springs, was born at 8:01 a.m. on April 13, 2005. He weighed 8 pounds, and was 19.5 inches long. His siblings are Jessica and Addison Sandvik. His grandparents are Dean and Vikki Sandvik of Steamboat Springs, Sally Sandvik of Wintergreen, Va., MerleAnn and Roger Meredith of Denver, and Addison Johnston of Pueblo.

Soroco team reloaded

Boys track team eyes chance to defend titles

Soroco senior Matt Iacovetto got "the speech."

Cash cows raise money

4-H heifer program helps fund scholarships

Calving season is well under way at ranches across the Yampa Valley. For 11 of those ranches, this year's new calves include some milestone births that could have a substantial effect on the agriculture community for years to come.

Josephine 'Jo' Buck Hayslip

Josephine "Jo" Buck Hayslip died April 19, 2005, in Concord, N.H. She was 75.

Real Estate Building Permits for April 11 through 15

Steamboat Springs VGS Enterprises Inc. 668 Retreat Place McStructures Unlimited Inc. Single-family residence $359,850

South Routt calendar

Monday, April 25 Routt County commissioners will consider the King Mountain Gravel expansion at 7 p.m. at Yampa Town Hall.

Alivia Marie Warren

Alivia Marie Warren, daughter of Krista Monger and Justin Warren of Lakin, Kan., was born at 9:09 p.m. on April 4, 2005. She weighed 7 pounds and 3 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Her grandparents are Larry and Mary Kay Monger of Steamboat Springs, and Wayne and Pam Warren of Wachula, Fla. Her great-grandmother is Evelyn Monger of Steamboat Springs.

Other random things

Local observes Steamboat from vantage point of blog

The light from the screen glows on his face as he surfs the Web, listens to music or "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" and waits for inspiration to strike. Sometimes, it requires a couple of shots of Maker's Mark, and then he's off.

Audra Wilhelm Gowdy

Audra Wilhelm Gowdy, daughter of Beth Wilhelm and David Gowdy of Steamboat Springs, was born at 5:33 p.m. April 9, 2005.

Sound Off for April 24

No vote on smoking About the smoking ban: This subject should not go to a vote in November. This is an idea whose time has come. The public is ready for this. Let's go with an ordinance.

Isabella Irene Story

Isabella Irene Story, daughter of Johrene and Daniel Story of Steamboat Springs, was born at 2:56 p.m. on April 14, 2005. She weighed 5 pounds and 13 ounces, and was 12.75 inches long. Her sibling is Aidan Jean Story. Her grandparents are Irene Meyers of Steamboat Springs, John Meyers of Springsfield, Tenn., Daniel Story of Whitefish, Mont., and Elizabeth Story of Kallispel, Mont.

Steamboat man rescued near Dunckley Pass

Charles Horton broke leg, then survived eight days in national forest

A Steamboat Springs man was found alive near Dunckley Pass Monday morning after spending more than a week in the backcountry with little or no food and water and a suspected broken leg. Search and rescue personnel from Routt and Rio Blanco counties located 55-year-old Charles Horton after a one-hour search on a snow-covered U.S. Forest Service road near Chapman Reservoir in rural northeast Rio Blanco County.

Residents can help with Taber memorial

Fellow classmates and friends of Travis Taber will be dedicating a living memorial in the schoolyard at South Routt Elementary School on May 21.

Allison Rose VanNess

Allison Rose VanNess, daughter of Ashley and Bill VanNess of Steamboat Springs, was born at 9:42 p.m. on April 12, 2005.

Getting a taste of college life

Soroco students tour schools in Wyoming and Colorado to help guide choices

Stephanie Roy wanted to attend the University of Wyoming in Laramie.

Dancers prepare for spring show

As a group of first-grade girls dressed in sequined pink outfits danced to the tune of "My Girl," Tamara Bereznak called out pointers.

Thin treads in a fat tire town

Local bikers breaking away from mountains to hit the road

A new movement has taken hold inside the Steamboat Springs cycling community.

John F. Russell: Left, not forgotten

Each year golf is ushered back into the valley with the opening of the Steamboat Golf Club west of Steamboat Springs.

'Step in right direction'

Mobile-home bill extends rights of homeowners

A state bill will give Steamboat Springs' mobile-home owners more rights than what the existing city ordinance provides.

The Record for April 24

Saturday, April 16 George Frederick Smith, 55, Rock Springs, Wyo. -- Driving under the influence of alcohol, DUI per se, weaving (Colorado State Patrol)

Our View: Clinic effort worthy cause

Efforts by the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association and others to establish one or more community health centers in Northwest Colorado should be applauded.

Richard Levy: Examining Bible curriculum

I too appreciate a healthy discussion regarding controversial topics. Introducing the Bible into our public schools certainly falls into this category.

Friday, April 22

Reed looks forward to South Routt post

New superintendent begins July 1

From military intelligence to private business to computer programming, Kelly Reed's career has taken him in a variety of directions. Ultimately, it was education that captured his heart.

County awaiting wetlands decision

Corps' decision delayed again

A decision about Routt County's request for a wetlands permit to build a new justice center west of town has been delayed yet again.

Man allegedly breaks into 5 vehicles

A 20-year-old man was arrested early Friday morning on suspicion of breaking into five vehicles parked downtown.

Challenge turns sweet 16

Annual mountain bike series begins May 25

Gretchen Sehler has wa�--tch�--ed the Town Challenge Mountain Bike Series grow from eight riders a race to nearly 200 a decade later.

Briefs for April 23

The Routt County United Way recently appointed two new members to its Board of Directors -- Richard Roe and Paul Hoffmann.

The Record for April 23

2:45 a.m. A driver requested assistance in helping get locked keys out of a vehicle parked in the 1800 block of Ski Time Square Drive.

Roommate accused of stealing jewelry

A 36-year-old woman was arrested Thursday on suspicion of kicking in her roommate's door and stealing $2,000 worth of jewelry.

County worries about system

Routt County may connect to statewide communications system

Routt County commissioners have concerns about connecting to Colorado's new statewide communications system.

Thursday, April 21

CD reviews

Iron & Wine "our endless numbered days" Available at All That Jazz for $15.98 Iron & Wine was featured on the "Garden State" soundtrack, which gave them a bump of popularity.

Register for summer camp -- without lines

No lines, no priorities, no problem.

Group looks at growth

Research done by the Growth Management Advisory Group shows that Steamboat's population growth is mostly among those of retirement age.

Distance runners making strides

3,200-meter relay sets school record

Kieran Corrigan began warming up as soon as the Soroco track and field team got off the bus in Grand Valley on Wednesday.

A new chapter

Galusha retires from teaching but never from art

Rich Galusha's eyes start shining, and a huge smile breaks out on his face as he contemplates the next chapter of his life. At the end of this school year, Galusha will retire from his position as the art instructor at Steamboat Springs High School after 19 years.

Board OKs teacher raises

The South Routt School Board approved salary increases for teachers and principals Thursday despite an anticipated loss of revenue of $20,000 next year.

Songs about nature

Every semester, the longtime members of the Columbine Singers look for new ways to challenge themselves. This time around, they've almost met their match.

On Scene for April 22

Snoop rolls through Vail Only the surrounding mountain peaks (and maybe the mostly white audience) reminded Vail concert-goers Saturday that they were still in a ski town.

Autumn's picks for April 22

Tonight ¤ Spring is Sprung Festival When: 6 p.m. through Sunday morning Where: State Bridge Lodge in Bond Cost: $10 Why you should go: From what I hear, last year's attendees are still recovering.

The power of jazz

Band playing nonstop since its creation

Pete Karsounes talks about his new band Willis with awe. His band Possum Logic broke up on New Year's Eve this year, and he has thrown himself into this new project.

Music calendar for April 22

Tonight ¤ Spring is Sprung Festival When: 6 p.m. through Sunday morning Where: State Bridge Lodge in Bond Cost: $10; 21 and older with ID

Arts calendar for April 22

Art opening ¤ Paintings by Rich Galusha and Greg Effinger will be on display at the Governor's Invitational Art Show and Sale, which opens with a reception from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the Loveland Museum/Gallery. Call (970) 663-0919 or visit

Planting over hardpan a draining problem

Unless your home builder was extra careful in the excavation and recovery of the soil surrounding your home, you probably have a layer of hardpan under your topsoil. Hardpan is a rock-hard layer of soil often caused by construction equipment driven over the damp, clay subsoil. The hardpan also can be created by people walking on the damp soil and compacting it. When this soil dries out, it has the consistency of hard brick.

CMC professor to discuss Gdel's Theorem

Everything I say is a lie. Is that true?

County buys storage trailer

Equipment bought with Homeland Security funds will be stored

The Routt County Board of Commissioners agreed to buy a trailer for new equipment purchased with Homeland Security dollars.

The Record for April 22

7:51 a.m. Some street signs reportedly were found in a vacant residence in the 400 block of Pitkin Street.

Bookstore to host Poetry Slam

It's not something you expect from poets -- sweating and writhing on stage while they scream into the microphone.

Comprehensive plan made official

Developers and Hayden officials now have a clear guide for growth in the town.

'Barn' dance to support medical center

Paul Bonnifield remembers barn dances years ago in South Routt County.

Private party explodes into weekend music festival

The Spring is Sprung Festival seems to be one of those creatures who was always meant to be. It just needed someone to open the door so it could happen.

Briefs for April 22

The Steamboat Pilot & Today is accepting letters of interest from community representatives interested in serving on the newspaper's Editorial Board. The community representatives would serve a four-month term beginning May 1.

Raising awareness by raising a pint

Her story doesn't sound that different from a thousand other stories of a night out. Only the ending is different.

Wednesday, April 20

Four-day week approved

Hayden students will have Fridays off between Thanksgiving and spring break

The Hayden School Board on Wed�--nesday voted 3-2 to implement a four-day week for students for part of the 2005-06 school year.

Golf season in swing

Sun and green grass greeted Kirk Mahaffey as he wandered, handcart in tow, along the just-opened fairways of the Steamboat Golf Club on Wednesday.

The Record for April 21

Tuesday, April 19 10:26 a.m. Dead raccoons were reported near 13th Street across from Bud Werner Memorial Library.

Mobile homes high priority

City, county officials agree about importance of affordable housing

Efforts to better protect mobile-home owners' affordable housing options need more attention, county and city officials agreed Wednesday.

Urban growth boundary discussed

City and county officials are looking to amend the Steamboat Springs Area Community Plan less than a year after it was adopted.

County, Friends send letters to Army Corps

Final arguments have been made for and against a wetlands permit to allow a justice center to be built west of Steamboat Springs.

Chix sixth in league tourney

So much for seeding.

School Board to look at salaries

South Routt School District teachers will see their base salaries increase by $500 next year if the School Board approves a proposed salary schedule.

Briefs for April 21

Routt County United Way celebrates Day of Caring

Tuesday, April 19

Fire consolidation talks dim

The city and the Steamboat Springs Rural Fire Protection District have put discussion of fire-services consolidation on the back burner

Our View: Girls can do anything

Cupcakes aren't typically known to cause uproar.

Last step for comprehensive plan

Hayden likely will have an official guide for growth after the Hayden Town Board meeting Thursday.

Board to decide 4-day week

The Hayden School Board tonight plans to decide whether students will have a four-day school week.

Soroco quartet breaks relay record

Soroco track and field coach Gary Heide said Melissa Roy, Nichole Wilson, Kyla Schmidt and Karli Babcock have responded to his challenges.

Controlled burns common in spring

Emergency officials: Not all fires need to be reported

The wildfires that raged in Western states during the past few years did much to raise public awareness and encourage residents to report smoke sightings. But that's not always a good thing, as local emergency officials have discovered.

Briefs for April 20

Tread of Pioneers Museum will reopen Tuesday

Alpine racers ski into sunset

After months of serious racing, most Alpine skiers look forward to the season finale with smiles on their faces.

County OKs phase one of hangars at airport

The Routt County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved the first phase of private hangar development at Yampa Valley Regional Airport.

County to fund fall air service

Routt County commissioners agreed to pay as much as $52,500 to help bring more fall air service into Yampa Valley Regional Airport.

Students lend a hand

By noon Friday, Hayden Middle School students had planted 20 young cottonwood trees in Dry Creek Park.

Small Steamboat team fares well

The Steamboat Springs track and field team wasn't much of a team Saturday, but the few athletes who traveled to Glenwood Springs performed well.

Hayden junior breaks school record

Hayden coach Kevin Kleckler once had to prod Keenan Bruchez to run the 110-meter hurdles. That seemed hard to believe Thursday, when for the third time in as many track meets, the junior set a new school record, winning the event in 16.59 seconds. The Class 2A state pre-qualifying time is 16.33.

Robert Groth: Abusing power

This letter was sent to all members of City Council: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

Lafarge meeting set for May

Routt County commissioners will discuss Lafarge's proposed South Valley gravel pit May 16.

The Record for April 20

Monday, April 18 4:21 a.m. A complaint was made about a barking dog in the 300 block of Ninth Street.

Suits makes her mark

Amber Suits is leaving her mark in the Hayden track and field record books.

Monday, April 18

Wetlands decision expected

Future of Routt County justice center may be known Friday

The future of a new Routt County justice center won't be known until Friday, at least.

Spring break puts brakes on Sailors tennis team

Last weekend's Mullen tournament had everything tennis coach John Aragon was seeking.

City moves forward on road work

The city of Steamboat Springs is soliciting bids for an intersection-improvement project at U.S. Highway 40 and Pine Grove Road.

Man pleads guilty to cocaine charge

A 35-year-old man pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine Monday as part of a plea bargain in which other felony charges were dropped.

Palisade takes advantage of Sailor mistakes

On Monday, Sailors baseball coach Sean Hicks summed up his team's frustration in just five words.

Officials prepare for fires

It's too early to predict this year's wildland fire potential, but officials aren't wasting any time in their efforts to prepare residents for what could transpire.

Sunday, April 17

News in brief for April 18

Volunteers needed for after-school Study Club Volunteers are needed for Steamboat Springs Middle School's after school Study Club. The program runs from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Any help is appreciated. Call 879-1058 for information.

Monday Medical: Walking is exercise for everyone

You probably know somebody who started running or biking -- "just for exercise and weight loss" -- and got hooked. As you see him bounding out of the driveway, lean as a greyhound, you think: "That's fine for him, but it's not for me."

Board looks favorably on plan

Dry Creek Village would include 150 single-family homes

The Hayden Planning Com�--mission on Thursday saw no major problems in the sketch plan for a subdivision proposed along Routt County Road 37.

Exploring Batik

CMC students find new way of community service

Batik is an unusual art form that attracts an unusual kind of artist. Those that find their way to Jason Albrecht's classroom are looking for a way to express themselves outside of rigid guidelines.

Group wants art museum in Steamboat

Build it, and they will come. Or, more accurately, build it, and they can come. They are waiting.

The Record for April 18

Saturday, April 16 6:19 a.m. Loud music was reported in the 2000 block of Walton Creek Road. No one was home.

Saturday, April 16

Sound Off for April 17

The letter to the editor about the Bible (Steamboat Today, April 12) stressed the 60 percent approval of the question about a high school Bible class. It seems odd that 180 votes suddenly were cast on the question, when the average number each week ranges from about 15 to 20. This would be a surge of about 1,000 percent. It is obvious that advocates kept the e-mail and telephone lines busy soliciting votes in favor. If there were such a thing as an objective poll on this contentious issue, I have o wonder what the true public opinion would be.

Brice -- Baumgartner

Gretchen Brice and Peter Baumgartner were married April 9, 2005, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church with Father David Henderson.

Ann Keating: Ban smoking now

Ask any students at Steamboat Springs Middle School and they can tell you that second-hand smoke endangers everyone exposed. Those same students can tell you that they understand the kind of protection that tobacco companies have regarding the law because of the multibillion dollar industry they are.

Time chips at dream

Homeowner, board at odds over unfinished home

About five years ago, 55-year-old Al Luce envisioned his dream home on an affordable lot in Silver Spur.

Rising to the occasion

Students learn about nutrition through bread-baking experiment

In a startling revelation, fourth-grader Sutter Duerst proved last week that something can indeed be warm and "cool" at the same time. As an added bonus, that something happened to be educational, too.

Volunteers honored

Three recognized for their contributions to South Routt

Kalvert Shiner said she gets back "way more" than she puts in as a volunteer -- and the Soroco High School senior puts in a lot.

Real Estate Transactions for April 2-12


South Routt Calendar for April 17

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

Kristina Alice Mitchell

Kristina Alice Mitchell, daughter of Suzi and Charles Mitchell of Steamboat Springs, was born at 7:13 p.m. April 6, 2005. She weighed 6 pounds and 2 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Her grandparents are Charles and Lesley Philip of Broughty Ferry, Scotland, George Mitchell of Alto, N.M., and Carolyn Mitchell of Roswell, N.M.

A win's a win

Steamboat beats Palisade in closer-than-expected game

The Steamboat Springs girls soccer team rarely finds itself behind, but on Saturday, the Sailors got involved in a much closer contest against Palisade than many would have expected.

Our View: Xcel should pay to use

The Routt County Planning Commission's hesitancy to grant Xcel Energy a new special-use permit to haul coal on Routt County Road 27 was warranted.

View from above

Flying robot snaps rare photos of Yampa Valley

Cedar Beauregard's aircraft allow him to see the Yampa Valley in ways few of us ever do. Yet, his feet never leave the ground.

Business owners talk mud season

Some shops remain open to serve locals

Whether you call it mud season or social season, this is the time of year when downtown Steamboat businesses are going through the annual transition from the winter to summer mode.

Schools seeking input on buildings

Board learns from past, looks to future in updating facilities

Cautious not to repeat a past mistake, the Steamboat Springs School Board expects local taxpayers to play a significant role in major facilities decisions facing the district.

The Record for April 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.

Frank S. Virden (1951-2005)

Former South Routt resident Frank S. Virden died April 9, 2005 at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, after a short illness. He was 53.

Class Notes for April 17

Daleena Babcock of Hayden received the Outstanding Ag�--ricultural Education Leadership Senior Award from Oklahoma State University's Department of Agricultural Education, Communications and 4-H Development. The award is the highest honor for a graduating senior within the department. The award is given annually to the student who demonstrates excellence in academics, leadership and community service.

Hot Topic: Pressure to be thin

Steamboat Springs teenagers face a whole different set of pressures than many teens when it comes to body image. Not only is there pressure to be thin, there is also pressure to be fit.

Business briefs for April 17

Coldwell Banker Silver Oak Ltd. has announced that Rebecca Bailey has joined its staff of agents.

Bill would limit HOA authority

State legislators next week will discuss a compromise between two versions of a bill designed to limit the power of homeowner associations.

Grace Elwyn KlayKo (1927-2005)

Grace Elwyn KlayKo died April 4, 2005, at Sandrock Ridge Care and Rehab Center in Craig. She was 77.

Building Permits for April 4-8

Bruce & Shelby Guettich 2673 Jacob Circle Dalor 2000 Builders Inc. Tenant Finish $60,000

Mustangs run wild on Sailors lacrosse

The Steamboat Springs girls lacrosse team was scheduled to have enough players to field a team for Saturday's game -- but that didn't happen.

Mary Walker: Wrong message

I am not sure which distressed me more -- the content of the recent Girls to Women and Boys2Men programs in Steamboat Springs or the coverage in the Steamboat Today (April 13).

Cynthia Hallett: Smoking ban critical to protect public health

Your editorial "Smoking Ban Needs a Vote" (Steamboat Pilot & Today, April 10) suggesting that the proposed smokefree ordinance in Steamboat Springs should be put to the voters rather than be acted on by the City Council is curious in light of your professed concerns about the dangers of smoking to nonsmokers, particularly restaurant and bar workers.

Lily May Butler

Lily May Butler, daughter of Emmylou Harmon and Jeremy Butler of Kremmling, was born at 11:58 p.m. April 8, 2005. She weighed 7 pounds, and was 19 inches long. Her grandparents are Dwain and Pam Butler of Fairplay, John R. Harmon of McCoy, and Babe and Rob Peckham of Oak Creek.

John F. Russell: Spring sports sprung

After weeks of snowstorms, canceled games, shuffled schedules and far too many hours on the road, live sports finally returned to the Yampa Valley on Tuesday.

River, land, seclusion

The Elk River Ranch offers it all

As mountain valleys fill up with homes and developments, it's hard to find secluded, riverfront properties close to resorts.

Commissioners crunch GRAMNET numbers

Last week, for the first time in his five years as a county commissioner, Doug Monger finally saw a presentation about the GRAMNET drug task force's budget.

Friday, April 15

Fire sends one to hospital

One condo destroyed, three others damaged by smoke

A fire that broke out in a condominium on Ski Trail Lane sent one person to the hospital Friday afternoon.

Health clinic mulled

Center would serve underinsured, uninsured people uninsured people

A map showing more than 100 community health centers in Colorado is noticeably blank in the Northwest region of the state.

Student lounge now bears Schaffrick's name

Dan Schaffrick has seen a lot of changes at Colorado Mountain College's Alpine Campus since he was hired as its first counselor in 1982.

Council tables Chadwick plans

Worried about proposed changes to a stalled condominium development at the base of the ski area, the city Planning Commission tabled its amended plans Thursday.

Soroco boys earn shot to defend titles

Any questions concerning the capabilities of this year's Soroco male sprinters have been answered.

Grant will fund community center

The Colorado Department of Local Affairs has awarded the Visiting Nurse Association a grant to expand The Haven Senior Assisted Living Center.

Town Market vendors to follow theme

Wanted: Farm and craft vendors who can envision North�--west Colorado at the turn of the 20th century.

Briefs for April 16

Off the Beaten Path Book�--store is accepting work from local artists until April 26 to be shown in the store during May. Stop by the store and see Nic for details. Also during April, the store is accepting work from local writers to be included in a self-published poetry anthology.

Sailors win distance and sprint relay events

Given the option of competing or practicing, coach Andy Reust chose the former.

Andrea Deneen Garcia

Andrea Deneen Garcia, daughter of Jami Bacich and Juan Garcia of Craig, was born at 12:50 p.m. April 9, 2005. She weighed 6 pounds and 7 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Her sibling is Monique Garcia. Her grandparents are Deborah Teeter of Craig, Dave Teeter of Craig, Amparo Garcia of Florida and Tony Garcia of Florida.

The Record for April 16

8:48 a.m. Campers were reported along Spring Creek Trail.

Thursday, April 14

Growing in a new direction

Artist diverts 'gardening' energy to creating ceramic watering cans

Yampa Valley residents start itching to garden in March, but the first seed can't go in the ground until sometime in late April or May.

Arts calendar for April 15

¤ "Full Spectrum," an exhibit of work by Routt County youths from preschool through high school and Colorado Mountain College students, faculty and staff, is on display through April 24 at the Depot Art Center, 1001 13th St.

On scene for April 15

I have been spreading misworded rumors. In a recent edition of On Scene, I announced the return of prodigal drummer and former Bill Smith Band member, Eric Schuemann, to Colorado. (That part was correct. He will be moving to Denver.)

CD reviews for April 15

Movie soundtracks are dangerous things. I am still traumatized by the soundtrack from "Singles." During the early 1990s, that album blasted out of countless car stereos, allowing people to pretend they were into the "Seattle grunge scene."

Steamboat could learn a lot

It had been nearly 20 years since John Spezia walked away from his Steamboat Springs life for that long. But it was time.

Autumn Phillips: Revolving bar

The death rattles started sounding early. It was early in the evening -- still light out -- and the door to Sabre's Underground was propped open. Music was pouring out into the street, and the hollering inside sounded like $1 drink specials.

Pee wees show well in Rangely

Wrestlers from the Steamboat Springs pee wee program earned four titles last weekend in Rangely.

Fiddle player bids goodbye

If you haven't been going to the Monday night open mic nights for the past month and a half, you missed out.

Hayden OKs industrial park plans

Proposed 33-acre, 57-lot project could begin to take shape this summer

A new industrial park in Hayden could begin to take shape this summer.

Bruchez clears another hurdle

Hayden junior breaks school record; 400-relay state bound

And to think, Hayden coach Kevin Kleckler once had to prod Keenan Bruchez to run the 110-meter hurdles.

Proposal doesn't impress

Planning Commission says Walgreens proposal not up to city standards

The Steamboat Springs Planning Commission unanimously agreed that a proposed Walgreens development was not up to city standards.

Autumn's picks for April 15

Tonight ¤ Northwest Mexican Cultural Festival: Screening of "Amores Perros" When: 7 p.m. Where: Centennial Hall on 10th Street Cost: Free Why you should go: See a different side of Mexico.

Everyone will be there

Soundfield to entertain mud season crowd

Unless you are in Vail watching Snoop Dogg or in Mexico watching the beach and ocean show, Soundfield is the only thing going Saturday night in sleepy, mud season Steamboat Springs.

Music calendar for April 15

Tonight ¤ CMC Rock Star Club When: 1 p.m. Where: Student lounge outside the CMC bookstore Cost: Free

Film examines global warming

Is it or isn't it? There is still a debate about whether the earth is experiencing global warming, and if it is, whether it is the direct result of human action.

Youth, business relations improve

Things have improved so much in Old Town Square that a planned meeting between merchants and teens was called off.

Lacrosse loses three

The Steamboat Springs girls lacrosse team dropped its past three games in Denver.

Band plays 1st downtown gig

David Willis has the kind of voice that makes people stop and listen.

The Record for April 15

Wednesday, April 13 12:53 a.m. A truck went off the road near Routt County roads 179 and 33. No one was injured.

Briefs for April 15

Sheriff's Office seeks help in identifying woman

Survey to address needs of area kids, families

First Impressions of Routt County hopes a new survey for area residents will help identify ways the county can be more family-friendly.

Winter Sports Club breaks ground, honors past

On a night forged in the rich history of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, Ian Heath and Brian Adams broke new ground Thursday night.

City gearing up for bears

Steamboat Springs officials preparing to enforce new ordinance

The city of Steamboat Springs is gearing up to enforce its new bear ordinance after bear sightings already have been reported.

Sailors rolling along

Steamboat stays perfect with 5-0 win

The names and faces may change, but the results stay the same for the Steamboat Springs girls soccer team.

Wednesday, April 13

Student awarded scholarship

One year after winning a national essay-writing contest, Justin Krause has been awarded a prestigious National Merit Scholarship.

Briefs for April 14

Newspaper seeking Editorial Board members

Leash-free areas raise concerns

Some residents thought a local group was barking up the wrong tree with its proposal for three leash-free dog areas.

No charges in Stamp death

No criminal charges will be filed against the driver of a snowmobile that hit and killed 13-year-old skier Ashley Stamp in December, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Rams reserves have day to shine

Soroco track and field coach Gary Heide likes to see athletes who don't usually place have the opportunity to shine.

SSWSC to honor athletes

The final ski race of the season will take place this weekend, and the time for the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club to celebrate has arrived.

Demons teach Sailors lessons

Steamboat lacrosse falls to Golden, 21-1

Being on the losing end of a blowout is never fun, but sometimes it's necessary.

The Record for April 14

Tuesday, April 12 12:47 a.m. A 34-year-old man was arrested in the 500 block of Lincoln Avenue on suspicion of damaging a door into a bar. The man reportedly was upset that he was not allowed into the bar.

Meth case on to district court

A 19-year-old woman accused of being involved in an identity-theft scam and manufacturing methamphetamine will have her case heard in District Court.

Soroco senior deGanahl takes fourth in elite field

Andy deGanahl wasn't lost. He was invited.

Sweetser, Bruchez set new records

One week after breaking school records, Hayden juniors Tyson Sweetser and Keenan Bruchez repeated their feats Saturday.

Planning to mull Walgreens

The developers of a new commercial subdivision will test the city's "big-box" ordinance tonight with plans for a Walgreens store.

Tuesday, April 12

Diversity resolution passes

It's rare that Steamboat Springs City Council meetings end in standing ovations. It's even rarer that resolutions are read in English, Spanish and French.

Sailors crown five champions

The Steamboat Springs boys track and field team has found its 3,200-meter relay team.

Sailors win home debut

After eight games on the road, the members of the Steam-boat Springs girls soccer team finally got the home-field advantage Tuesday afternoon.

Schools face tough choices

Board considers controversial budget plan in face of declining enrollment

Enrollment in Hayden schools has been shrinking, and class sizes along with it.

Republicans focus on sending message

The Routt County Republican Central Committee was dismayed by the 2004 election.

County denies Xcel's proposal

A proposal to run a railroad through the Carpenter Ranch and other properties to deliver coal to the Hayden Power Station is off the table.

No charges to be filed in Stamp case

No criminal charges will be filed in connection with the death of 13-year-old skier Ashley Stamp. Mark Hurlbert, district attorney for the Fifth Judicial District in Eagle County, announced Wednesday he would not file charges. His decision comes after about four months of investigation and consideration.

Eighth-grade girls get advice

Having three daughters between fifth and ninth grades, Christine Scanlan wasted no time getting down to the basics of an eighth-grade girl's life.

Interim director hired

Sims to take over for Stanford

The Steamboat Springs School District has found an interim replacement for resigning Director of Curriculum and Instruction Kelly Stanford.

Conference for boys highlights career choices

At 13 years old, Blaise Holden isn't ready to choose a career. But Holden welcomes any opportunity to learn more about the options that await him after high school.

Subdivision goes to board

They Hayden Planning Com-mission on Thursday will review a sketch plan for a 150-home development proposed west of Routt County Road 37.

DI teams headed for state meet

Three Hayden Destination Imagination teams recently qualified for the state competition later this month.

The Record for April 13

Monday, April 11 12:47 a.m. A barking dog was reported in the 400 block of Yampa Street.

Briefs for April 13

Newspaper seeking Editorial Board members

Bump Bash not all fun and games

Steamboat skiers get down to business

The Landon Sawyer Bump Bash is a freestyle skiing competition disguised as a celebration.

Monday, April 11

Briefs for April 12

Chamber Ambassadors offering $2K scholarships

Frozen Four a dream come true for Dingle

On Monday afternoon, University of Denver freshman Ryan Dingle was still trying to absorb the events of the past five days.

GRAMNET budget discussed in detail

GRAMNET made more than 50 drug-related arrests and removed thousands of grams of illegal drugs in 2003 and 2004.

Local snowboarders end strong

Thirty-five members of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club's snowboarding program set off for Copper Mountain last week in search of medals.

Sailors survive scare

Steamboat tennis remains undefeated

The Steamboat Springs girls tennis team survived a scare in Grand Junction on Saturday and returned home with the squad's undefeated record still in tow.

County planning remodel

The Routt County Board of Commissioners today plans to approve a schematic design for the remodel of the Human Services building.

Celebrating diversity focus of City Council meeting

Tonight's City Council meeting will be more festive than most; a resolution about celebrating diversity is up for approval.

The Record for April 12

Sunday, April 10 1:35 a.m. An ambulance was requested for a highly intoxicated 23-year-old woman in the 2200 block of Village Inn Court.

Owners propose dog park

A group of dog owners has developed a proposal for three areas where dogs could roam off leashes

KBCR swaps oldies for sports talk

When the Denver Broncos make their draft picks April 23, KBCR AM 1230 will carry the news live.

American Airlines adds seats

Steamboat boosts capacity from Chicago

American Airlines will add 4,800 inbound seats to Yampa Valley Regional Airport next winter.

Tree sale educates students

Funds go toward education-related programs

Money doesn't grow on trees, but it can be made from them.

Sunday, April 10

The old Rough Rider driving a white pickup?

Friction is built into wilderness politics

I'm thinking that if Teddy Roosevelt were alive and cruising around Steamboat Springs today, he would be driving a big white pickup truck. It probably would have a gun rack in the window and the vanity plates would read "wapiti." But I don't think he would drive around with a bumper sticker that read: "Sierra Club Sucks!" Or would he?

Skiers, riders bid goodbye

End of ski season marked by wintry conditions, crazy costumes

It was under dark, wintry skies that skiers and riders bid goodbye to the 2004-05 ski season Sunday.

The Record for April 11

Saturday, April 9 1:28 a.m. A noise complaint was reported in Eaglepoint Court.

Tom Ross: The old Rough Rider driving a white pickup?

Friction is built into wilderness politics

I'm thinking that if Teddy Roosevelt were alive and cruising around Steamboat Springs today, he would be driving a big white pickup truck. It probably would have a gun rack in the window and the vanity plates would read "wapiti." But I don't think he would drive around with a bumper sticker that read: "Sierra Club Sucks!" Or would he?

Monday Medical: Make your life and death wishes known

One of the most popular spots at the 9Health Fair this year was the advance directives educational booth. Yampa Valley Medical Center Ethics Committee members Joan Lucas and Roberta Gill gave away 300 forms before they ran out.

News in brief for April 11

Emerald City Opera holding auditions Emerald City Opera is holding auditions for this summer's opera production, The Merry Widow (sung in English) at 7 p.m. May 10 at the United Methodist Church in Steamboat Springs and at 7 p.m. May 11 in the Moffat County High School Choir Room. Fifteen adult men and 15 adult women are needed. nterested singers should call 879-1996.

Health Center focus of meetings

The number of uninsured and underinsured people in Northwest Colorado is increasing, and health officials are asking how best to address that trend.

Saturday, April 9

John M. Bray

Longtime Steamboat Springs resident John M. Bray passed away March 24, 2005, at his home in Oswego, Kan. He was 87.

Ethan James Hoy

Ethan James Hoy, son of Heidi Chapman-Hoy and Jim Hoy of Steamboat Springs, was born at 3:23 p.m. April 4, 2005. He weighed 8 pounds and 8 ounces, and was 20.5 inches long.

Home prices continue to inflate

Only one single-family home in Steamboat Springs area listed at less than $300K

Single-family-home prices in Steamboat Springs are inflating like a giant balloon, and that balloon isn't expected to pop anytime soon.

Bull sale hits high

Les Hampton, owner of the LBT Gelbvieh ranch in Craig, isn't comfortable negotiating prices for his bulls in private treaties.

Class notes for April 10

Timmerman named student of the month

Our View: Smoking ban needs a vote

The Steamboat Springs City Council should not implement a stricter smoking ban without first taking the proposal to voters.

A son still remembers

Steamboat war hero leaves behind wife, baby

On April 12, 1945, the day Franklin Delano Roosevelt died, 9-year-old Betty Cullar helped her mother write a letter about the tragedy to her brother, Sergeant Lewis Cullar.

Grady Benjamin Piva

Grady Benjamin Piva, son of Amy and Matt Piva of Steamboat Springs, was born at 11 a.m. March 29, 2005. He weighed 7 pounds and 7 ounces, and was 20.25 inches long.

Getting smart about wool

Company signs $30M contract; boosts sales and staffing

SmartWool executives are experiencing warm, fuzzy feelings, and it isn't because of the wool their wearing.

Business briefs for April 10

AAA helps motorist determine cost of trips AAA Colorado is making it easier for motorists to estimate gasoline costs for cross-country car trips.

Ranch provides privacy, history

Horseback riding for hours with only the wind in your ears and wildlife in your sights is a dream for sale.

Tiana Mae McDaniel

Tiana Mae McDaniel, daughter of Tarri and Troy McDaniel of Hayden, was born at 7:12 p.m. April 2, 2005.

Charlene Stees: Big Brother :

Have you ever heard the saying, "I'm from your government, and I'm here to help you"?

A hazy issue

City, residents try to take clear look at smoking ban

If anyone should feel at home at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Steamboat Springs, it's Sam Robards. A helicopter pilot in the Vietnam War, he was shot down three times and suffered injuries, including punctured lungs.

Pollution control beneficial

When aerial photographer Rita Donham flew around Northwest Colorado in the 1990s, she often saw a low, yellow-orange cloud. The cloud usually appeared in the springtime.

Thomas E. "Ted" Dorr

Former Steamboat Springs resident Thomas "Ted" Dorr died April 2, 2005, in Mills, Wyo., of sudden cardiac arrest. He was 64.

Maurice L. "Maury" Miller

Former Routt County resident Maurice LeRoy Miller passed away Feb. 26, 2005, at Logan Regional Hospital in Logan, Utah. He was 87.

The Record for April 10

JAIL REPORT The following is a list of people booked into the Routt County Jail on suspicion of the listed charges. The arresting agency is listed in parentheses. Saturday, April 2 Rodney James Duncan, 24, Hayden -- Fugitive of justice (driving under revocation), fugitive of justice (driving while ability impaired) (Routt County Sheriff's Office)

Joe Walker: No to ban

I would like to voice my opposition to a no-smoking ordinance by the Steamboat Springs City Council.

Devils fall to Sailors

Welcome to the Class 4A Western Slope League, Eagle Valley.

Soundoff for April 10

Capitalize 'pope' Obviously whoever does your Sunday newspaper doesn't understand that pope needs to be capitalized, and I am certain that I am not the only person who will call on that one. That is just a criminal mistake. Also, I hope we have seen the last of Ms. Dye's letters to the editor, because she obviously doesn't get it. If our high school can have a gay and lesbian club, then I do not know why they shouldn't have a Bible study. EDITOR'S NOTE: The Associated Press Stylebook advises newspapers to capitalize "pope" when used as a formal title before a name and to lowercase in all other uses. The Pilot & Today applied this rule correctly in the Sunday, April 3 edition.

Permits for April 8

Steamboat Springs Charles & June Macarthur 2530 Copper Ridge Drive CDW Enterprises Mini Storage -- Building 1 W/Retainging Wall $33,968

Closing the gender gap

Steamboat sees growth in girls, women's hockey programs

Diane Dwire grew up in Southern California, where her only trips to ice rinks involved birthday parties and figure skates.

Summer convention business looks strong

When June rolls around this year, Steamboat won't see 5,000 road cyclists rolling into town.

Steamboat's Barlow begins the trek to Himalayan base camp

Editor's note: Steamboat Springs resident George Barlow has climbed the highest peak on five of the seven continents. This month, he begins a trek through Nepal to Lhotse, the world's fourth-highest mountain. Barlow's expedition will climb the shoulder of Mount Everest on the way to the 27,940-foot summit of nearby Lhotse. Watch for periodic updates on Barlow's progress in the Pilot & Today.

Into the wilderness

New book inspires daydreams of summer backpacking

The snow piled up on the Continental Divide near Steamboat Springs measured just a little more than 80 percent of average Friday. That's not-so-great news for whitewater enthusiasts, but it's good for backpackers and hikers already turning their thoughts to summer in the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area.

John F. Russell: What's in a name? Pride

Utter the words "Folsom Field" on the University of Colorado campus, and you will see the bright light of pride in the eyes of students ranging from freshmen to fifth-year seniors.

Friday, April 8

Legal action under review

Teachers union deciding whether to pursue School Board lawsuit

A legal team working for the Steamboat Springs Education Association will decide later this month whether to pursue a lawsuit against the School Board for alleged policy violations.

Property rights enter rafting talk

Whether the Elk River can be owned was a topic of discussion at the Routt County Planning Commission's Thursday meeting.

'The Show' has changes

Ticket availability and the schedule for Saturday's All-Star and Denver Nuggets games have changed.

Spring puts damper on sports

Inclement weather and poor field conditions have prevented all but one Steamboat Springs athletic team from hosting a game this season.

Changing rooms planned for kayakers

No longer will kayakers, tubers and swimmers have to sacrifice their modesty to change out of their wet duds along the Yampa River.

News in brief for April 9

Prescribed burns may begin this weekend People may see smoke coming from forest areas during the next month or so as the U.S. Forest Service does prescribed burns. The burns might begin this weekend.

The Record for April 9

Thursday, April 7 12:03 a.m. Loud music was reported coming from a car on the 1000 block of Natures Lane. The person in the car was warned. The person turned off the music and went inside.

Wind sweeps through town

Early Friday afternoon, 50 mph-plus wind gusts hit Steamboat Springs, wreaking havoc across town.

Thursday, April 7

Democrat Bridges eyes run for governor

Rutt Bridges didn't officially declare himself a candidate for governor during a visit to Steamboat Springs on Thursday, but the Democratic entrepreneur came close.

Senators meet ambassador

Allard, Salazar trying to get men detained in UAE sent home

Colorado's two U.S. senators met with the ambassador of the United Arab Emirates on Thursday to discuss the status of two local men being held in the UAE.

Adaptive skiers get new car

Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. recently added a new cabin to its gondola that is like no other.

Guess who's coming to dinner

Steamboat Springs High School students perform tonight, Saturday

"The Dining Room" is an actor's dream. In one night, a dozen stories are told by only a few actors. "The Dining Room" is an actor's dream. In one night, a dozen stories are told by only a few actors.

CD reviews for April 8

Beck "Guero" On sale at All That Jazz for $15.99 For all those who were driven away from Beck, crying, after "Sea Change," it's time to come back to the fold. This album rocks.

Phippsburg to focus on wastewater

With improvements to Phipp�--sburg's water system almost finished, the county is turning its attention to the wastewater system.

Sailors heading to nationals

Two speech team members will compete at event in Philadelphia

High school freshman Ashley Lopez is full of surprises. Senior Kelly Shaw just picked up where she left off last year.

Planning split on Xcel coal

The Routt County Planning Commission was split on Xcel Energy's request to haul as much as 900,000 tons a year by truck. The haul would be on 13.5 miles of Routt County Road 27.

News in brief for April 8

Phone scam reported in Routt County Routt County residents are urged to be aware of a phone scam reported Thursday. A caller identified himself or herself as working for a federal government and told a Stagecoach woman that she had been awarded an $8,000 federal grant.

Life is elsewhere

"Prague," by Arthur Phillips, opens at an outdoor cafe in Budapest. Communism has just fallen in Hungary, and a line of foreigners streams into the country.

Autumn Phillips: 'What the (bleep)?'

I'm going to say it out loud: I didn't like the movie. I usually keep that to myself, because saying that you didn't like "What the (bleep) do we know?" in Steamboat Springs is like saying you hate wind on a sailboat. It's just not done.

Songs from the road

Most of John Sotter's songs were written far, far away from people, and far, far away from here.

Group offers worship in song

When Sheryl Thomas was a waitress, she hated to work on Sundays. Church would let out, and the families would file into the restaurant dressed in their best clothes.

Music calendar for April 8

Tonight ¤ Andy Pratt Trio with Steve Boynton When: 7 to 10 p.m. Where: Three Peaks Grill, 2165 Pine Grove Road Cost: Free Call: 879-3399

Three painful stories

Maybe it's an American audience thing, but because we are an American audience, I will begin this with a warning.

If Van Halen wore tie-dye

Gyrus helps close out ski season with some 'hippie metal' Gyrus helps close out ski season with some 'hippie metal'

Ask the members of Gyrus how their band formed, and guitarist and singer Kenny Coxon will gesture around a cinderblock warehouse and say, "This place."

Everything is black and white

Eighteen-year-old Madison Proper has a matter-of-fact way of describing her work. There is no symbolism. No hidden meanings. There is only line and texture. Black and white.

On Scene for April 8

Glorious Gossard Gloria Gossard (Class of 1944) was featured this month in the alumni magazine for Colorado College for her contribution to the arts community in Steamboat Springs and the rest of Colorado.

Autumn's picks for April 8

Tonight ¤ Opening reception for "A Sense of Place: Black and White Photography by Madison Proper" When: 6 to 8 p.m. Where: Geeks Garage, 703 Lincoln Ave. Why you should go: Old man take a look at my life. I'm a lot like you were.

Steamboat spikers head to Aurora for tourney

The members of the Steamboat Springs Volleyball Club's 16-and-under team would love to finish their season by winning a regional title.

Board: Smoking ban should go to voters

The town of Hayden will not support The Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act.

The record for April 8

Wednesday, April 6 1:33 a.m. A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol near Walton Creek Road and Chinook Lane.

SSFSC holding annual figure-skating show

On Saturday night, figure skaters from across Colorado will take over the Howelsen Ice Arena.

'Puzzles' event to help autism

It is easy for Janna Marxuach-Steur to remember how she felt when her son was diagnosed with autism.

Wednesday, April 6

Town gets full force

Oak Creek hires police officer

Starting Monday, Oak Creek will have a full police force.

Spring bus service preserved

City Council refuses to make proposed cuts in hours

Steamboat Springs City Council members want to keep the city's spring bus schedule intact.

Bull sale convenient for local ranchers

Marsha Daughenbaugh remembers herding 1,200 cattle down Routt County Road 129 to an auction barn in downtown Steamboat Springs.

Council eyes connector road

Victory Highway needed to facilitate west-end development

City Council members said they would be willing to build a road in order to accommodate a 153-unit development west of town.

Steamboat Springs staff to coach All-Stars

Saturday game will feature Colorado's best prep basketball players

Ten of Colorado's best prep players are finding out that the Steamboat Springs boys basketball coaches know their stuff.

Bond not reduced in robbery case

Routt County Judge James Garrecht refused to lower bail for an 18-year-old Craig man charged with armed robbery.

Storm skates to 3rd place

Off the ice, the members of the Steamboat Storm women's hockey team are sales representatives, waitresses, nurses and stay-at-home moms.

Fund Board approves requests

The Education Fund Board gave final approval Wednesday to $1.87 million in funding requests for items to benefit the Steamboat Springs School District.

Superintendent takes CU job

Soroco leader Steve Jones taking next job at CU-Denver

Steve Jones isn't ready to retire after all.

New Steamboat airport manager named

ongtime Steamboat Springs Airport employee Mel Baker has been promoted to replace Matt Grow as airport manager.

11s Club honors volunteers

One adult and one teen will receive a volunteer of the year award tonight.

Academic standouts named

Five teams, 37 student-athletes qualify for All-State nominations

Five Steamboat Springs teams and 37 student-athletes qualified for All-State academic nominations during the winter activities season.

The Record for April 7

Tuesday, April 5 1:41 a.m. A complaint was made about a loud party in the 700 block of Walton Pond Circle.

Rafting company asks to expand tours

A commercial rafting business wants to increase the number of rafts it can have on the Elk River from 20 a day to 30. It also wants to add another put-in location for the rafts.

Wrestlers post top finishes

Colton Pasternak, Christopher Vasquez and Casey Williams opened the pee wee wrestling season with victories last weekend.

News in brief for April 7

Memorial Mass for pope is Friday at Holy Name A memorial Mass for Pope John Paul II will be celebrated at noon at Holy Name Catholic Church, 524 Oak St. Call 879-0671. Celebrant will be Msgr. George Schroeder, assisted by Deacon John Franklin. The 84-year-old Pontiff died last weekend, after a lengthy struggle with Parkinson's disease. He was the third longest-reigning pope in the history of the Catholic Church. There will be no 7 a.m. Mass on Friday.

Tuesday, April 5

Smoking ordinance supported

The majority of City Council members said they would support an ordinance prohibiting smoking in restaurants, offices and public places.

Records fall in Hayden's first track meet

Most of Colorado's high school track teams spent March competing. The Hayden track team practiced, broke for spring break and practiced some more.

Second good enough for Soroco

Saturday's Joe Shield In�--vi�--tational in West Grand was a chance for the full Soroco track and field team to showcase its stuff.

Steamboat picks up pivotal win

Saturday's victory against Lewis-Palmer was more than just another win for the Steamboat Springs girls soccer team.

Our View: Open is best government

Once again, public entities in Routt County need to be reminded that open government is the best government.

Hoopsters improve in traveling league

A group of sixth-grade girls have gotten a head start on their basketball skills in a traveling basketball league.

Families break ground on dream

Hands on Housing project set to begin in Sagewood subdivision

For two years, Damian Schmidt and his girlfriend, Kristine Knight, have been looking at beat-up homes above their price range.

Duo, relay headed to state

Sometimes results can be deceiving, as was the case Saturday for the Steamboat Springs track team.

ASC sells Haystack in Vermont

American Skiing Co. intends to sell a small ski area in Vermont to a real estate development firm for $5 million.

MacCarthy wraps up season with top finish

In a season of ups and downs, Steamboat Springs Nordic skier Sarah MacCarthy saved her best for last.

District looks at facility needs

Razing and rebuilding Soda Creek Elementary School is one of the recommendations made in a comprehensive analysis of local school facilities.

Students take science to state

Margie Jones' science fair project may not be flashy, but it was more than enough to earn her a trip to state.

The Blotter for April 6

Wednesday, March 30 6:37 p.m. An ambulance was requested in the 300 block of South Shelton Lane.

Silent auction to raise money for Christian school

Regardless of one's financial standing, this year's Christian Heritage School silent auction fund-raiser promises something for everyone, event organizers said.

County: Market can be in parking lot

The Routt County Board of Commissioners decided Tuesday to allow a proposed farmers market to be held in the courthouse parking lot.

Shannon Lukens: A dangerous sport

Well, it has finally happened. My 5-year-old has been nailed by a snowboarder. Libby, a Winter Carnival princess weighing all of 38 pounds, was zipping her way down Right-O-Way, probably singing while she skied, when three snowboarders came blasting down the beginner run catwalk, one of them slamming into her from behind. She flew out of her skis, and landed in a heap on the ground, screaming.

Briefs for April 6

Project Childsafe, a national initiative intended to prevent loaded guns from falling into children's hands, and the Routt County Sheriff's Office will distribute free cable-style gunlocks and accompanying educational materials from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Wal-Mart in Central Park Plaza.

The Record for April 6

12:09 a.m. A domestic dispute was reported in the 500 block of Gilpin Street. A 32-year-old woman was arrested later Monday after fleeing the area.

Xcel wants larger haul permit

County likely to ask company to improve C.R. 27

Xcel Energy hopes to haul as much as 900,000 tons of coal a year on 13.5 miles of Routt County Road 27.

Xcel takes haul plan to county

Routt County commissioners Tuesday will hear Xcel Energy's proposal for delivering coal by rail to the Hayden Power Station.

Bulldog defense too much

Sailors lose in Moffat County

When Moffat County baseball has all four of its best pitchers fresh and available, coach Scott Parker doesn't mind if his team struggles from the plate a little.

Airport seeks grant match

After receiving a grant for fall air service into Yampa Valley Regional Airport, officials have to find $52,500 for a local match.

Hayden parents mull budget

Parents weighed in Tuesday on big changes that could happen in the Hayden School District.

Monday, April 4

Meek honored in brief ceremony

For 31 years, basketball coach Kelly Meek has been a fixture along the sidelines of Sailor games.

County may change precincts

Routt County is in the process of changing the boundaries of its voting precincts.

Future of Bible class in schools up in air

Steamboat Springs High School won't offer an elective class on the Bible next year because course decisions already have been made. Whether the class is offered in future years is yet to be determined.

Roberts places 10th at Alpine championships

Alpine racer Drew Roberts posted a 10th-place finish Sunday at the Oroweat U.S. Alpine Championships in Mammoth Mountain.

Council to mull ban on smoking

A local group will ask the Steamboat Springs City Council to ban smoking from all work and public places.

Preschool awarded grant

Construction of a new North Routt Preschool could begin this fall thanks in part to a six-figure grant from a state agency.

LIFT-UP gets funds for new building

LIFT-UP of Routt County has received a $285,000 grant to help build a 8,100-square-foot building for its Steamboat offices.

Weather affects Sailors' schedules

Steamboat Springs Athletics Director Richard Lee said wet field conditions in Steamboat Springs have forced several changes in the Sailors' schedule this week.

Alternative diesel use spreads

Owners of diesel vehicles here could have the chance to purchase an alternative fuel this year.

Sunday, April 3

Couple working in Ethiopia

A couple with Steamboat Springs roots have been working on some of East Africa's most pressing problems for the past two years.

News in brief for April 4

'Something's Afoot' musical tickets on sale The Craig Performing Arts Project is selling tickets for the upcoming play "Something's Afoot," a murder mystery musical.

Monday Medical: Awareness, prevention save sight

Spider webs, dancing threads, bugs, something flying, a moving mouse. Even a gecko. Steamboat Springs ophthalmologist Mark Helm, M.D., has heard his patients describe "floaters" in a variety of ways.

Ag alliance holding annual bull sale

The Community Agriculture Alliance is a service-oriented organization and will be holding the Northwestern Colorado bull sale again this year. The event will be at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Bus service may be reduced

Residents could see a significant reduction in bus service for mud season, as the city tries to rein in the transit budget.

The Record for April 4

Saturday, April 2, 2005 8:07 a.m. A vehicle window was reported shot out with a bb gun on Maple Street.

Tom Ross: There's a reason anglers always come home late

Daylight Saving Time needn't be so confusing

I did it again -- I messed up Daylight Saving time. But I wasn't late for anything. All I did was make my best fishing buddy late for a dinner party because I failed to move the hands on my wristwatch forward one hour before I went to bed Saturday night.

Saturday, April 2

Noah Reed Slingerland

Noah Reed Slingerland, son of Rosanna and Ryan Slingerland of Loveland, was born at 9:42 p.m. March 22, 2005. He weighed 8 pounds and 8 ounces, and was 21 inches long. His grandparents are Denise and Ralph Cantafio of Steamboat Springs, Shannon and Bill Lee of Craig, and Judy and Reed Slingerland of Durango.

Open house for Old Town Hall

Residents can sip wine and nibble cheese while looking at Oak Creek's Old Town Hall at an open house April 15.

Our View: Ensuring fairness

The Steamboat Springs School Board is right to review its two-tiered policy regarding extracurricular activities.

Omar M. Campbell: Religion private

The preoccupation of the Rev. King with his version of creation (Pilot & Today, March 20) sparked a trip into Google for a brush-up on the Scopes trial. This classic trial was, and probably still is, the most famous court case ever held in this country.

Detainees taking life day by day

Local men being held in United Arab Emirates

The two Steamboat Springs men being detained in the United Arab of Emirates approach life one day at a time.

Macey Jadyn Booco

Macey Jadyn Booco, daughter of Diana and Larry Booco of Craig, was born at 11:04 p.m. March 20, 2005. She weighed 7 pounds and 1 ounce, and was 19.25 inches long.

Up and drumming young talent

At 9 years old, Logan Banning is one of the best African drummers in Steamboat Springs

Logan Banning has a confidence you don't often see in boys his age. It only takes a few minutes of talking to him to realize why.

Boys lacrosse wins Border War finale

The Steamboat Springs boys lacrosse team won its finale of the Border Wars Tour-nament on Saturday in Grand Junction.

Atkinson, Helm skate with country's elite

Steamboat Springs players take part in USA Hockey 2005 Girls National Championship

Don't be fooled by her petite frame and welcoming smile. Siara Atkinson is fiercely competitive when it comes to hockey.

John F. Russell: Mayer not changed by medal

It's easy to like Travis Mayer.He's intelligent, unassuming and pleasant. Not unlike many of the other 20-somethings who live in Steamboat Springs, but with one major exception.

Daniel Smilkstein, MD: Medical center

Having been the only physician who has worked in the South Routt Medical Center in Oak Creek during the past 12 years, I think I have some valuable perspective on the "current" crisis.

Stephanie Dye: Rebut comments

I feel a need to rebut the commentary of Pastor King to my letter of March 13 regarding the teaching of the Bible as literature in our public schools. That was the first letter to the editor I have written in my 14 years in Steamboat. Here is my second, and I hope final.

Education key to navigating closing costs

Origination fees, processing fees, homeowners' association fees and taxes are among costs homebuyers may face at the closing table.

Real estate transactions for March 22-28


The Record for April 2

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.

Seniors in charge of own learning

Odyssey projects allow students to work on things that interest them

Steamboat Springs High School senior Amanda Hul�--slander loves the theater, but performing isn't her cup of tea.

Aja Simone Barron

Aja Simone Barron, daughter of Abby and Robert Barron of Steamboat Springs, was born at 3:05 a.m. March 24, 2005.

Ski Corp. honors Redmond for community service

In 1956, Wanda Redmond traveled to Japan to exchange information about nutrition, home economics and agriculture with Japanese farmers.

Fair gives residents heads-up on health

Ten years ago, maybe five people would visit the Steamboat Mental Health Center table at the 9Health Fair.

Creativity and cardboard

Locals of all ages find combination makes for rowdy day on slopes

The scene around little Nicky Benfield was chaotic.

Searching for sales

Restaurants serve larger piece of tax pie; retail remains flat

Downtown Steamboat Springs is becoming more of a dining destination and less of a shopping destination.

Canola fueling future?

Biodiesel expert extols virtues of 'Blue Sun'

Is it possible that Steamboat Springs' growing fleet of buses and tourist shuttle vans could run on canola oil?

Building permits for March 21-25

List Of Building Permits Issued March 21 -- March 25, 2005 Steamboat Springs James & Georganne Rice 2300 Apres Ski Way Bud Rogers Construction Alteration $5,100

Business briefs for April 3

Century 21 honors top Producers for 2004 Scott Campbell closed more than $15 million in real estate sales in 2004 and received a Double Centurion Award at the Century 21 Regional Awards Ban-quet held in Denver on March 12.

South Routt Calendar for April 3

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

Class Notes for April 3

Aila Bereznak, a student at Soroco High School, has been selected to attend the 2005 Congressional Student Leadership Conference in Boston.

Roger "Jeff" Hawkins (1968-2005)

Former Steamboat Springs resident Roger "Jeff" Hawkins passed away March 19, 2005, in Grand Rapids, Mich. He was 36.

Vera Louise Kinnett (1923-2005)

Former Routt County resident Vera Louise Kinnett passed away Feb. 2, 2005, at Montrose Memorial Hospital. She was 82.

All-Stars selected

Rule, Coloccia play Saturday in Colorado Springs

Steamboat Springs seniors Randy Rule and Daniel Coloccia have been selected to play in this year's Senior All-Star hockey game.

Gym to bear Meek's name

The Steamboat Springs School District is planning to name the high school gymnasium after boys basketball coach Kelly Meek.

Don Griffin: Taking money

As Willie Nelson said, "It's not a lot of money if you say it fast." $2.2 trillion. $2,200,000,000,000. Rolls right off the tongue, doesn't it?

Sound Off for April 3

That was a great cartoon published last Sunday, a bird's eye view of MacArthur mess. The piles of gravel are a mess.

Sailors 9th in tough tourney

The Steamboat Springs girls tennis team finished ninth out of 18 teams at the highly competitive Western Slope Tournament on Saturday.

Diane M. Garrison (1950-2005)

Former Steamboat Springs resident Diane M. Garrison passed away unexpectedly on March 17, 2005. She was 54.

Views abound from valley floor ranch

Stand in the meadow at South Valley Ranch and take a spin: A portrait of mountains will pass before your eyes.

Friday, April 1

News in brief for April 2

Hakan Memorial Nordic Fest at 10 a.m. today The third annual Hakan Memorial Nordic Fest and Wiley Coyote Chase will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Steamboat Ski Touring Center. The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club awards presentation for Nordic skiers will follow at 2 p.m.

Man gets 60 days in jail for growing pot

A 22-year-old Steamboat Springs man has been sentenced to 60 days in jail on charges of growing 14 marijuana plants.

School Board seeks feedback

Officials want to hear from Hayden residents about budget

The Hayden School Board wants to hear questions and feedback from residents concerned about possible budget cuts.

Hayden Planning tackles land-use code

Trees planted by early settlers provide shade and character along Hayden's downtown streets.

Snowpack improves on Rabbit Ears Pass

Rabbit Ears Pass was the big winner in the March snowpack derby, picking up a solid 6 inches of moisture, much of it in the past two weeks. However, the snowpack there remains at just 80 percent of typical levels.

Foster skates to Park City

When Stacey Foster began managing Steamboat Springs' ice rink, it was outdoors with no roof and had about 80 users.

CDOT mulls stoplight

Officials have started designs for signal at Colorado 131, U.S. 40 intersection

State officials have started designs for a traffic signal at Colorado Highway 131 and U.S. Highway 40.

Disco Night glitters nightlife

With more young people moving into Oak Creek, the owners of Chelsea's see an opportunity for more nightlife.

Lacrosse drops 2 in Border War

After nearly two weeks away from competition, the Steamboat Springs boys lacrosse team resumed play Friday in Grand Junction.

Sailors girls tennis team alive in consolations

Friday's opening round mat-ches at the Western Slope Tournament were the first matches away from home for the Steam-boat Springs girls tennis team.

Meth case continued to April 29

Oak Creek man could get increased possession charge

The case for a man charged with possession of methamphetamine has been continued until April 29.

The Record for April 2

Thursday, March 31, 2005 12:45 a.m. A loud party was reported in the 700 block of Walton Creek Pond Road.