Saturday, April 30
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.
Smile-A-Bration free dental care program a boost for kids
Ten-year-old Errol Ormesher has been dealing with a pesky, painful tooth.
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.
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.
Last year, as a freshman, Amber Suits decided it was time to run with the leaders.
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.
Music can entertain, inspire and express feelings and thoughts. As many Routt County elementary students learned last week, music also can tell history.
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.
'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.
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.
For the second time since 2003, the Steamboat Springs School Board is headed for change at the top.
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.
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.
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.
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)
Longtime Routt County resident Daniel Marlin Wagner passed away April 15, 2005, at his home after a lengthy illness. He was 60.
Longtime Routt County resident Clarence Chester Wheeler passed away April 16, 2005, at Weston County Health Services in Newcastle, Wyo. He was 91.
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.
It now appears that the Army Corps of Engineers has opened the door for building the new justice center at the west end site.
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.
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.
The decision by the Steamboat Springs School Board to extend Superintendent Donna Howell's contract undoubtedly raised eyebrows.
It wasn't fancy, but I still remember the thin tires and clanking gears of my first 10-speed bicycle.
Finally, some competition.
Friday, April 29
With field conditions already poor, Thursday's heavy, wet snowfall did nothing to fix the problem.
Profound experience overwhelms Horton
While Charles Horton's body heals, his spiritual being is restless.
VAN HOOSE, LARRY TODD AND VAN HOOSE, MARY D. TO BULLER, MARK V. AND BULLER, SUSAN FOR LONGVIEW HIGHLANDS LOT: 9 ï¿½---- $220,000
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.
Steamboat Springs Mark & Susan Buller 1320 Mark Twain Lane Colorado High Country Const. Addition/Alteration $79,184
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.
When Kathy "Cargo" Rode-man remembers her last bike-a-thon in Oak Creek, she thinks fondly of the littlest riders.
The Steamboat Springs Planning Commission refused to budge about when the city can build sidewalks for its renovated Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs.
American Skiing Co. has been granted a reprieve by lenders who hold loans used to finance construction of its Grand Summit hotels.
Keaton Covillo got his musical ear from his great-grandfather, but the origin of his room-silencing voice is unknown.
Thursday, April 28
Tonight Big Pants When: 8 p.m. Where: Braun's Bar & Grill, 709 Lincoln Ave. Cost: Free Call: 87-1441
Routt County commissioners can build the justice center west of downtown Steamboat next to the Routt County Jail.
Affordable modular homes proposed in Copper Ridge
The Steamboat Springs Planï¿½--ning Commission was supportive of a development proposal for 34 modular homes and four duplex units in the Copper Ridge subdivision.
The Routt County Planning Commission unanimously recï¿½--ommended approval for an expansion of the Milner Landfill. The expansion would allow the landfill to operate well into the future.
Steamboat Springs senior Kelli Parnell was tapped emotionally coming into Thursday's tennis matches.
Last week, while many of her teammates sunned themselves on Mexican beaches, Siara Atkinson spent her spring break practicing soccer skills.
Windblown pellets of snow peppered Michelle Brown and Dennis Scheiwe on the east side of Rabbit Ears Pass earlier this week.
Melissa Kerbs left her car running for three minutes outside Hillside Village Apartments on Wednesday night, putting into gear a downhill slide of events.
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.
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.
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.
A 19-year-old man was arrested twice in two days on suspicion of trying to illegally obtain painkiller medication.
At Camp Heartland in Minnesota, youths across the country who are affected by HIV/AIDS get new hope.
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.
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.
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
Poverty. War. Land use. Overpopulation.
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.
Wednesday, April 27
Tuesday, April 26, 2005 1:15 a.m. A loud party was reported in the 1300 block of Walton Creek Road.
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.
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.
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.
Routt County is the type of place where people leave their unattended cars running and their homes unlocked.
After less-than-favorable reviews from the Steamboat Springs Planning Commission, Walgreens has pulled its pre-application plans.
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.
An overhaul to the registration process is the most notable change to the Steamboat Springs Running Series this season.
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.
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.
Tuesday, April 26
A new contract will allow Donna Howell to remain superintendent of the Steamboat Springs School District through the 2008-09 school year.
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.
Evan Hilling and Tyson Sweetser picked up titles Saturday at the Vail Christian Invitational.
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.
The Steamboat Springs baseball team missed its goal of advancing to the postseason, but the Sailors closed their season with two wins Tuesday.
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.
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.
It is a shame Routt County continues to shield decisions about the new justice center from the public.
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 Steamboat Springs City Council passed the first reading of an ordinance requiring building-foundation surveys, but agreed to some tweaking.
Routt County officials hope to begin the second phase of improvements to Yampa Valley Regional Airport this summer.
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.
Monday, April 25
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 3:32 a.m. Minor vandalism damage was reported to a property in the 2400 block of AprÃs Ski Way.
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.
Student athletes returning to Steamboat Springs High School from spring break Monday were greeted by snow and more schedule changes.
Routt County commissioners denied a request to expand a 10-acre gravel mining operation near Toponas into a 184-acre phased operation.
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 Steamboat Springs City Council tonight will consider an ordinance requiring builders to have foundation surveys as part of the construction process.
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.
The $24 million expansion of Elkhead Reservoir holds the promise of more water for human consumption and endangered species.
Sunday, April 24
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Saturday, April 23
Audra Wilhelm Gowdy, daughter of Beth Wilhelm and David Gowdy of Steamboat Springs, was born at 5:33 p.m. April 9, 2005.
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.
Fellow classmates and friends of Travis Taber will be dedicating a living memorial in the schoolyard at South Routt Elementary School on May 21.
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.
Optimist Club honors Hayden's Gregory
Soroco students tour schools in Wyoming and Colorado to help guide choices
Stephanie Roy wanted to attend the University of Wyoming in Laramie.
Monday, April 25 Routt County commissioners will consider the King Mountain Gravel expansion at 7 p.m. at Yampa Town Hall.
As a group of first-grade girls dressed in sequined pink outfits danced to the tune of "My Girl," Tamara Bereznak called out pointers.
Local bikers breaking away from mountains to hit the road
A new movement has taken hold inside the Steamboat Springs cycling community.
Each year golf is ushered back into the valley with the opening of the Steamboat Golf Club west of Steamboat Springs.
Seniors Montoya, Ellis playing Steamboat sports
When the Soroco baseball team disbanded before Ben Montoya's junior season, his attention shifted toward Steamboat Springs.
Boys track team eyes chance to defend titles
Soroco senior Matt Iacovetto got "the speech."
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.
Enrollment in Hayden schools has been shrinking, and so have class sizes.
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 died April 19, 2005, in Concord, N.H. She was 75.
Saturday, April 16 George Frederick Smith, 55, Rock Springs, Wyo. -- Driving under the influence of alcohol, DUI per se, weaving (Colorado State Patrol)
Efforts by the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association and others to establish one or more community health centers in Northwest Colorado should be applauded.
I too appreciate a healthy discussion regarding controversial topics. Introducing the Bible into our public schools certainly falls into this category.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Allison Rose VanNess, daughter of Ashley and Bill VanNess of Steamboat Springs, was born at 9:42 p.m. on April 12, 2005.
Steamboat Springs VGS Enterprises Inc. 668 Retreat Place McStructures Unlimited Inc. Single-family residence $359,850
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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.
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.
Friday, April 22
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.
A 20-year-old man was arrested early Friday morning on suspicion of breaking into five vehicles parked downtown.
Annual mountain bike series begins May 25
Gretchen Sehler has waï¿½--tchï¿½--ed the Town Challenge Mountain Bike Series grow from eight riders a race to nearly 200 a decade later.
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.
A 36-year-old woman was arrested Thursday on suspicion of kicking in her roommate's door and stealing $2,000 worth of jewelry.
Routt County may connect to statewide communications system
Routt County commissioners have concerns about connecting to Colorado's new statewide communications system.
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.
The Routt County United Way recently appointed two new members to its Board of Directors -- Richard Roe and Paul Hoffmann.
Thursday, April 21
Everything I say is a lie. Is that true?
Research done by the Growth Management Advisory Group shows that Steamboat's population growth is mostly among those of retirement age.
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.
7:51 a.m. Some street signs reportedly were found in a vacant residence in the 400 block of Pitkin Street.
No lines, no priorities, no problem.
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.
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.
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.
The South Routt School Board approved salary increases for teachers and principals Thursday despite an anticipated loss of revenue of $20,000 next year.
Developers and Hayden officials now have a clear guide for growth in the town.
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.
Paul Bonnifield remembers barn dances years ago in South Routt County.
It's not something you expect from poets -- sweating and writhing on stage while they scream into the microphone.
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.
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 www.governorsartshow.org.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Her story doesn't sound that different from a thousand other stories of a night out. Only the ending is different.
Wednesday, April 20
Final arguments have been made for and against a wetlands permit to allow a justice center to be built west of Steamboat Springs.
So much for seeding.
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.
Tuesday, April 19 10:26 a.m. Dead raccoons were reported near 13th Street across from Bud Werner Memorial Library.
Routt County United Way celebrates Day of Caring
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.
City and county officials are looking to amend the Steamboat Springs Area Community Plan less than a year after it was adopted.
South Routt School District teachers will see their base salaries increase by $500 next year if the School Board approves a proposed salary schedule.
Hayden students will have Fridays off between Thanksgiving and spring break
The Hayden School Board on Wedï¿½--nesday voted 3-2 to implement a four-day week for students for part of the 2005-06 school year.
Tuesday, April 19
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.
Routt County commissioners will discuss Lafarge's proposed South Valley gravel pit May 16.
Soroco track and field coach Gary Heide said Melissa Roy, Nichole Wilson, Kyla Schmidt and Karli Babcock have responded to his challenges.
Amber Suits is leaving her mark in the Hayden track and field record books.
After months of serious racing, most Alpine skiers look forward to the season finale with smiles on their faces.
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."
Routt County commissioners agreed to pay as much as $52,500 to help bring more fall air service into Yampa Valley Regional Airport.
Cupcakes aren't typically known to cause uproar.
By noon Friday, Hayden Middle School students had planted 20 young cottonwood trees in Dry Creek Park.
Hayden likely will have an official guide for growth after the Hayden Town Board meeting Thursday.
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.
The Hayden School Board tonight plans to decide whether students will have a four-day school week.
Monday, April 18 4:21 a.m. A complaint was made about a barking dog in the 300 block of Ninth Street.
Tread of Pioneers Museum will reopen Tuesday
The Routt County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved the first phase of private hangar development at Yampa Valley Regional Airport.
The city and the Steamboat Springs Rural Fire Protection District have put discussion of fire-services consolidation on the back burner
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.
Monday, April 18
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.
Last weekend's Mullen tournament had everything tennis coach John Aragon was seeking.
On Monday, Sailors baseball coach Sean Hicks summed up his team's frustration in just five words.
The city of Steamboat Springs is soliciting bids for an intersection-improvement project at U.S. Highway 40 and Pine Grove Road.
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.
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.
Sunday, April 17
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.
Saturday, April 16 6:19 a.m. Loud music was reported in the 2000 block of Walton Creek Road. No one was home.
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."
Dry Creek Village would include 150 single-family homes
The Hayden Planning Comï¿½--mission on Thursday saw no major problems in the sketch plan for a subdivision proposed along Routt County Road 37.
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.
Build it, and they will come. Or, more accurately, build it, and they can come. They are waiting.
Saturday, April 16
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.
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.
The Oak Creek Public Library is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Daleena Babcock of Hayden received the Outstanding Agï¿½--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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Coldwell Banker Silver Oak Ltd. has announced that Rebecca Bailey has joined its staff of agents.
Gretchen Brice and Peter Baumgartner were married April 9, 2005, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church with Father David Henderson.
Bruce & Shelby Guettich 2673 Jacob Circle Dalor 2000 Builders Inc. Tenant Finish $60,000
BEDELL, WILLIAM DEAN TO BEDELL, GLEN RICHARD FOR AN UNDIVIDED 1/2 INTEREST IN: EPHUS DONELSON'S FIRST ADD TO TOWN OF HAYDEN, W1/2 OF LOTS 19 & 20 -- $70,000
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.
State legislators next week will discuss a compromise between two versions of a bill designed to limit the power of homeowner associations.
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.
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.
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 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.
Grace Elwyn KlayKo died April 4, 2005, at Sandrock Ridge Care and Rehab Center in Craig. She was 77.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, April 15
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 Colorado Department of Local Affairs has awarded the Visiting Nurse Association a grant to expand The Haven Senior Assisted Living Center.
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.
Given the option of competing or practicing, coach Andy Reust chose the former.
Off the Beaten Path Bookï¿½--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.
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.
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.
Wanted: Farm and craft vendors who can envision Northï¿½--west Colorado at the turn of the 20th century.
Any questions concerning the capabilities of this year's Soroco male sprinters have been answered.
8:48 a.m. Campers were reported along Spring Creek Trail.
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.
Thursday, April 14
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.
Tonight ¤ CMC Rock Star Club When: 1 p.m. Where: Student lounge outside the CMC bookstore Cost: Free
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.)
It had been nearly 20 years since John Spezia walked away from his Steamboat Springs life for that long. But it was time.
¤ "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.
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.
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.
If you haven't been going to the Monday night open mic nights for the past month and a half, you missed out.
Wrestlers from the Steamboat Springs pee wee program earned four titles last weekend in Rangely.
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.
The Steamboat Springs girls lacrosse team dropped its past three games in Denver.
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.
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.
Things have improved so much in Old Town Square that a planned meeting between merchants and teens was called off.
First Impressions of Routt County hopes a new survey for area residents will help identify ways the county can be more family-friendly.
Sheriff's Office seeks help in identifying woman
Wednesday, April 13 12:53 a.m. A truck went off the road near Routt County roads 179 and 33. No one was injured.
David Willis has the kind of voice that makes people stop and listen.
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.
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.
Wednesday, April 13
Newspaper seeking Editorial Board members
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.
The developers of a new commercial subdivision will test the city's "big-box" ordinance tonight with plans for a Walgreens store.
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.
Soroco track and field coach Gary Heide likes to see athletes who don't usually place have the opportunity to shine.
One week after breaking school records, Hayden juniors Tyson Sweetser and Keenan Bruchez repeated their feats Saturday.
Some residents thought a local group was barking up the wrong tree with its proposal for three leash-free dog areas.
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.
One year after winning a national essay-writing contest, Justin Krause has been awarded a prestigious National Merit Scholarship.
Andy deGanahl wasn't lost. He was invited.
Steamboat lacrosse falls to Golden, 21-1
Being on the losing end of a blowout is never fun, but sometimes it's necessary.
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.
Tuesday, April 12
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.
Monday, April 11 12:47 a.m. A barking dog was reported in the 400 block of Yampa Street.
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.
Newspaper seeking Editorial Board members
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.
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.
The Steamboat Springs boys track and field team has found its 3,200-meter relay team.
Steamboat skiers get down to business
The Landon Sawyer Bump Bash is a freestyle skiing competition disguised as a celebration.
After eight games on the road, the members of the Steam-boat Springs girls soccer team finally got the home-field advantage Tuesday afternoon.
They Hayden Planning Com-mission on Thursday will review a sketch plan for a 150-home development proposed west of Routt County Road 37.
Three Hayden Destination Imagination teams recently qualified for the state competition later this month.
Board considers controversial budget plan in face of declining enrollment
Enrollment in Hayden schools has been shrinking, and class sizes along with it.
The Routt County Republican Central Committee was dismayed by the 2004 election.
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.
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.
Monday, April 11
Funds go toward education-related programs
Money doesn't grow on trees, but it can be made from them.
When the Denver Broncos make their draft picks April 23, KBCR AM 1230 will carry the news live.
Thirty-five members of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club's snowboarding program set off for Copper Mountain last week in search of medals.
On Monday afternoon, University of Denver freshman Ryan Dingle was still trying to absorb the events of the past five days.
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.
The Routt County Board of Commissioners today plans to approve a schematic design for the remodel of the Human Services building.
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.
Chamber Ambassadors offering $2K scholarships
Tonight's City Council meeting will be more festive than most; a resolution about celebrating diversity is up for approval.
GRAMNET made more than 50 drug-related arrests and removed thousands of grams of illegal drugs in 2003 and 2004.
Steamboat boosts capacity from Chicago
American Airlines will add 4,800 inbound seats to Yampa Valley Regional Airport next winter.
A group of dog owners has developed a proposal for three areas where dogs could roam off leashes
Sunday, April 10
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?
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?
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.
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.
Saturday, April 9 1:28 a.m. A noise complaint was reported in Eaglepoint Court.
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.
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
Steamboat Springs Charles & June Macarthur 2530 Copper Ridge Drive CDW Enterprises Mini Storage -- Building 1 W/Retainging Wall $33,968
Welcome to the Class 4A Western Slope League, Eagle Valley.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Les Hampton, owner of the LBT Gelbvieh ranch in Craig, isn't comfortable negotiating prices for his bulls in private treaties.
Former Steamboat Springs resident Thomas "Ted" Dorr died April 2, 2005, in Mills, Wyo., of sudden cardiac arrest. He was 64.
Former Routt County resident Maurice LeRoy Miller passed away Feb. 26, 2005, at Logan Regional Hospital in Logan, Utah. He was 87.
Longtime Steamboat Springs resident John M. Bray passed away March 24, 2005, at his home in Oswego, Kan. He was 87.
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)
I would like to voice my opposition to a no-smoking ordinance by the Steamboat Springs City Council.
Have you ever heard the saying, "I'm from your government, and I'm here to help you"?
Timmerman named student of the month
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.
The Steamboat Springs City Council should not implement a stricter smoking ban without first taking the proposal to voters.
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, 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.
Tiana Mae McDaniel, daughter of Tarri and Troy McDaniel of Hayden, was born at 7:12 p.m. April 2, 2005.
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.
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.
When June rolls around this year, Steamboat won't see 5,000 road cyclists rolling into town.
AAA helps motorist determine cost of trips AAA Colorado is making it easier for motorists to estimate gasoline costs for cross-country car trips.
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.
Horseback riding for hours with only the wind in your ears and wildlife in your sights is a dream for sale.
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
Inclement weather and poor field conditions have prevented all but one Steamboat Springs athletic team from hosting a game this season.
Ticket availability and the schedule for Saturday's All-Star and Denver Nuggets games have changed.
Whether the Elk River can be owned was a topic of discussion at the Routt County Planning Commission's Thursday meeting.
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.
No longer will kayakers, tubers and swimmers have to sacrifice their modesty to change out of their wet duds along the Yampa River.
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.
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.
Early Friday afternoon, 50 mph-plus wind gusts hit Steamboat Springs, wreaking havoc across town.
Thursday, April 7
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
With improvements to Phippï¿½--sburg's water system almost finished, the county is turning its attention to the wastewater system.
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.
On Saturday night, figure skaters from across Colorado will take over the Howelsen Ice Arena.
The members of the Steamboat Springs Volleyball Club's 16-and-under team would love to finish their season by winning a regional title.
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.
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.
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.
The town of Hayden will not support The Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act.
It is easy for Janna Marxuach-Steur to remember how she felt when her son was diagnosed with autism.
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.
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.
Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. recently added a new cabin to its gondola that is like no other.
"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.
Maybe it's an American audience thing, but because we are an American audience, I will begin this with a warning.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Most of John Sotter's songs were written far, far away from people, and far, far away from here.
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.
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."
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.
Wednesday, April 6
Routt County Judge James Garrecht refused to lower bail for an 18-year-old Craig man charged with armed robbery.
One adult and one teen will receive a volunteer of the year award tonight.
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.
Colton Pasternak, Christopher Vasquez and Casey Williams opened the pee wee wrestling season with victories last weekend.
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.
Off the ice, the members of the Steamboat Storm women's hockey team are sales representatives, waitresses, nurses and stay-at-home moms.
Tuesday, April 5 1:41 a.m. A complaint was made about a loud party in the 700 block of Walton Pond Circle.
The Education Fund Board gave final approval Wednesday to $1.87 million in funding requests for items to benefit the Steamboat Springs School District.
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.
Marsha Daughenbaugh remembers herding 1,200 cattle down Routt County Road 129 to an auction barn in downtown Steamboat Springs.
Oak Creek hires police officer
Starting Monday, Oak Creek will have a full police force.
City Council refuses to make proposed cuts in hours
Steamboat Springs City Council members want to keep the city's spring bus schedule intact.
Soroco leader Steve Jones taking next job at CU-Denver
Steve Jones isn't ready to retire after all.
ongtime Steamboat Springs Airport employee Mel Baker has been promoted to replace Matt Grow as airport manager.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
A group of sixth-grade girls have gotten a head start on their basketball skills in a traveling basketball league.
Margie Jones' science fair project may not be flashy, but it was more than enough to earn her a trip to state.
Wednesday, March 30 6:37 p.m. An ambulance was requested in the 300 block of South Shelton Lane.
Parents weighed in Tuesday on big changes that could happen in the Hayden School District.
Routt County commissioners Tuesday will hear Xcel Energy's proposal for delivering coal by rail to the Hayden Power Station.
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.
Regardless of one's financial standing, this year's Christian Heritage School silent auction fund-raiser promises something for everyone, event organizers said.
After receiving a grant for fall air service into Yampa Valley Regional Airport, officials have to find $52,500 for a local match.
The Routt County Board of Commissioners decided Tuesday to allow a proposed farmers market to be held in the courthouse parking lot.
American Skiing Co. intends to sell a small ski area in Vermont to a real estate development firm for $5 million.
Razing and rebuilding Soda Creek Elementary School is one of the recommendations made in a comprehensive analysis of local school facilities.
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.
In a season of ups and downs, Steamboat Springs Nordic skier Sarah MacCarthy saved her best for last.
Sometimes results can be deceiving, as was the case Saturday for the Steamboat Springs track team.
Saturday's Joe Shield Inï¿½--viï¿½--tational in West Grand was a chance for the full Soroco track and field team to showcase its stuff.
Most of Colorado's high school track teams spent March competing. The Hayden track team practiced, broke for spring break and practiced some more.
Saturday's victory against Lewis-Palmer was more than just another win for the Steamboat Springs girls soccer team.
The majority of City Council members said they would support an ordinance prohibiting smoking in restaurants, offices and public places.
Once again, public entities in Routt County need to be reminded that open government is the best government.
Monday, April 4
A local group will ask the Steamboat Springs City Council to ban smoking from all work and public places.
Owners of diesel vehicles here could have the chance to purchase an alternative fuel this year.
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 of Routt County has received a $285,000 grant to help build a 8,100-square-foot building for its Steamboat offices.
Routt County is in the process of changing the boundaries of its voting precincts.
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.
For 31 years, basketball coach Kelly Meek has been a fixture along the sidelines of Sailor games.
Alpine racer Drew Roberts posted a 10th-place finish Sunday at the Oroweat U.S. Alpine Championships in Mammoth Mountain.
Steamboat Springs Athletics Director Richard Lee said wet field conditions in Steamboat Springs have forced several changes in the Sailors' schedule this week.
Sunday, April 3
Saturday, April 2, 2005 8:07 a.m. A vehicle window was reported shot out with a bb gun on Maple Street.
Residents could see a significant reduction in bus service for mud season, as the city tries to rein in the transit budget.
A couple with Steamboat Springs roots have been working on some of East Africa's most pressing problems for the past two years.
'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.
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.
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.
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
The Steamboat Springs girls tennis team finished ninth out of 18 teams at the highly competitive Western Slope Tournament on Saturday.
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.
The Steamboat Springs School District is planning to name the high school gymnasium after boys basketball coach Kelly Meek.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
That was a great cartoon published last Sunday, a bird's eye view of MacArthur mess. The piles of gravel are a mess.
Residents can sip wine and nibble cheese while looking at Oak Creek's Old Town Hall at an open house April 15.
The Oak Creek Public Library is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Aila Bereznak, a student at Soroco High School, has been selected to attend the 2005 Congressional Student Leadership Conference in Boston.
The Steamboat Springs School Board is right to review its two-tiered policy regarding extracurricular activities.
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.
Locals of all ages find combination makes for rowdy day on slopes
The scene around little Nicky Benfield was chaotic.
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.
Ten years ago, maybe five people would visit the Steamboat Mental Health Center table at the 9Health Fair.
In 1956, Wanda Redmond traveled to Japan to exchange information about nutrition, home economics and agriculture with Japanese farmers.
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.
Former Steamboat Springs resident Diane M. Garrison passed away unexpectedly on March 17, 2005. She was 54.
Former Steamboat Springs resident Roger "Jeff" Hawkins passed away March 19, 2005, in Grand Rapids, Mich. He was 36.
Former Routt County resident Vera Louise Kinnett passed away Feb. 2, 2005, at Montrose Memorial Hospital. She was 82.
Odyssey projects allow students to work on things that interest them
Steamboat Springs High School senior Amanda Hulï¿½--slander loves the theater, but performing isn't her cup of tea.
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.
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.
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.
Aja Simone Barron, daughter of Abby and Robert Barron of Steamboat Springs, was born at 3:05 a.m. March 24, 2005.
Stand in the meadow at South Valley Ranch and take a spin: A portrait of mountains will pass before your eyes.
Origination fees, processing fees, homeowners' association fees and taxes are among costs homebuyers may face at the closing table.
Seller's name listed first, followed by the buyer DOOLEY, THOMAS E., JR., TRUSTEE AND DOOLEY, GAIL, TRUSTEE, THOMAS E. DOOLEY, JR. AND GAIL DOOLEY REVOCABLE TRUST TO GERMANO, FRANK, JR. FOR SKI RANCHES SUBD F4 LOT: 30 -- $725,000
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
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.
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?
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.
The Steamboat Springs boys lacrosse team won its finale of the Border Wars Tour-nament on Saturday in Grand Junction.
Friday, April 1
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.
Thursday, March 31, 2005 12:45 a.m. A loud party was reported in the 700 block of Walton Creek Pond Road.
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.
When Stacey Foster began managing Steamboat Springs' ice rink, it was outdoors with no roof and had about 80 users.
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.
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.
Trees planted by early settlers provide shade and character along Hayden's downtown streets.
With more young people moving into Oak Creek, the owners of Chelsea's see an opportunity for more nightlife.
After nearly two weeks away from competition, the Steamboat Springs boys lacrosse team resumed play Friday in Grand Junction.
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.
A 22-year-old Steamboat Springs man has been sentenced to 60 days in jail on charges of growing 14 marijuana plants.
Oak Creek man could get increased possession charge
The case for a man charged with possession of methamphetamine has been continued until April 29.