News for Thursday, August 4, 2005



Swimmer overcomes mistake to get second at state

There was no time to think about mistakes during the 50-meter freestyle finals at last weekend's Colorado State Swim-ming Championships at Lincoln Park Pool in Grand Junction.

The wheels turn in creative minds

Without realizing it, passing out hubcaps and asking for art in return was the best way to spark young, creative minds.

Former U.S. official in Iraq shares his experiences

Retired Lt. Gen. Jay Garner says positive developments are happening in war-plagued country

It was unclear whether the large crowd gathered Thursday to listen to retired Lt. Gen. Jay Garner wanted war stories or answers to their confusion about the war in Iraq.

Like a good anthropologist

"Rolling Nowhere" begins with a warning from the author, Ted Conover.

Song always on his mind

Danny Shafer brings life lyrics to Steamboat this weekend

Danny Shafer's life is one long song. Lyrics swim through his head as he walks down the street or visits with friends while having coffee. He never pulls out a napkin to scribble down a stray phrase or line. Instead, by the time a song completes itself inside his brain, he coughs it up, fully formed and ready to share with the world.

News in Brief for Aug. 5

Students can register at elementary schools

Out of the classroom, onto the stage

After walking 10-year-olds through the creation of a theater production, Jeffry Lusiak was hesitant to do it again. The first time around, Perry-Mansfield's Youth Festival I, had been so profound, he wasn't sure whether he could re-create the same magic.

Ski team members warm up

Members of the U.S. Ski Jumping Team warmed up for the Summer Grand Prix by posting several top finishes in two meets in Oberstdorf, Germany, this week.

The Record for Aug. 5

Wednesday, August 3 12:11 a.m. A 33-year-old man in the 2300 block of Storm Meadows Drive was taken to the hospital by ambulance after he reportedly cut his toe in half on a glass door.

Hayden CSAP issue puzzles

Hayden School District officials are trying to sort out what caused 24 students in fourth and fifth grades to receive no score on the CSAP reading and writing tests.

Galleries you can live in

More homeowners are designing their homes around their art collections. Large walls and lines of moveable lighting turn living rooms into gallery spaces. Forethought in landscape design turns ordinary lawns into sculpture gardens.

Sit back and judge

I didn't realize how bad things had gotten until last night.

Attracting a different crowd

Strings organizer tailors show for younger audience

Why aren't there more young people attending classical music concerts?

Sing-along symphonies

Richard Perlmutter insists that his music isn't meant to be educational. If there is a lesson, it is simply "music is wonderful."

Music calendar for Aug. 4

Tonight Steve Boynton When: 5 to 8 p.m. Where: Brauns Bar & Grill, 709 Lincoln Ave. Cost: Free Call: 870-1441

Autumn's picks for Aug. 5

Tonight ¤ "Dukes of Hazzard" When: 7 and 9:30 p.m. Where: Chief Plaza Theater, 813 Lincoln Ave. Call: 879-0181 Why you should go: Jessica Simpson was really sore from squirming all over the soapy orange car on the first day of shooting. The next day, she went right back to work. That kind of determination should be rewarded.

On scene for Aug. 5

Back to the future As three lime-green spotlights shined down on 17-year-old singer Kyle Riabko, it seemed as if he had been transported down to us from somewhere else.

Sushi, gas, bikes common theft items

Beware residents of Steamboat Springs: thieves are branching out from taking the traditional bicycle and snowboard, instead opting for finer items such as sushi, duct-taped wallets and wooden fence pickets.

State might mediate water rep selection

The Steamboat Springs City Council has asked for a mediator to help decide who should be appointed to a regional Round Table about water issues.

Classic a tough run

In Tasha Thrasher's estimation, skiers can make it from the top of the gondola to the base area in seven minutes.

Footbaggers beat odds

An Achilles tendon tear often lowers athletic expectations.

Arts calendar for Aug. 5

Saturday ¤Strada D'Arte street painting (part of the Beaux Arts Festival) When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: Upper Torian Plum Plaza Cost: Free Call: 879-9008

Residents help police nab man

Boyfriend of alleged theft victim sits on suspect until officers arrive

Two quick-thinking residents helped police arrest a man accused of breaking into a car and stealing about $400 worth of items Wednesday night.

Town Board likes Tree City USA idea

Like many cities, Hayden works to keep healthy the trees that add shade and character to its streets and parks.

CD reviews for Aug. 5

Drew Emmitt "Across the Bridge" Available at All That Jazz for $16.98 I have a motherly affection for our little Drew Emmitt. I've seen him grow as a musician during the years, as we all have here in Colorado. I'm rooting for him. I want him to do well.

Planners like land proposal

Routt County Planning Commission members gushed about a proposal for a 1,717-acre land-preservation subdivision north of Silver Spur.

Lockhart retiring from CHS

Betty Lockhart never had plans to be a principal.