News for Thursday, August 11, 2005

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Base buildings discussed

More density likely needed to encourage employee housing

Community leaders may have to allow larger buildings at the base of the ski area if they expect developers to provide employee housing in future resort hotel and condominium projects.

Art Calendar for Aug. 12

Art events Emerald City Opera's 2005 season signature artwork, "Encounter at Maxim," mixed media on paper, by Rob Williams, will be on display at all performances of "The Merry Widow" this weekend. Silent auction bids will be taken through the final performance. Call 879-2240.

CD reviews for Aug. 12

Sufjan Stevens "Illinoise"Available at All That Jazz for $15.98 If you already bought a copy of this album weeks ago, note the subtle difference between the cover of your copy and the one on this page. That's a little Photoshop removal of America's favorite superhero, thanks to a copyright lawsuit.

Intricacies in jewelry

A 4-by-4-inch chain mail purse hanging on the wall at the Depot Art Center looks like it took the artist a lifetime to make. That impression isn't far from the truth.

Attaway puts political correctness outta the way

Every review of Kip Attaway's shows involves him drinking too much and acting like a madman. He couldn't be happier.

Yankees play Southern rock

Although Dave Gerard's Groove Thang is from New Hampshire, the band plays like Southern boys. It's hard to say how a bunch of Yankees picked up an Allman Brothers/Widespread Panic sound. Gerard's only explanation is that they picked it up along the way since hitting the road 20 years ago.

Marijuana resolution passes

Oak Creek Town Board members received thunderous applause at their meeting Thursday night after passing a resolution supporting medical marijuana.

Falcons hold off Irish for crown

Thomas Cyrnak may have been serving a penalty, but that didn't stop him from instructing his lacrosse teammates about what to do in the final 30 seconds.

Participation, performance up for S. Routt team

When the Rockies -- South Routt Little League's baseball team -- won their league tournament two weeks ago, Coach Mike Jeep thought the parents were more excited than the players.

On Scene for Aug. 12

Not from Steamboat Forget cats. What curiosity killed last week was dozens of heartfelt oaths to never, never, never watch a reality TV show. The lure of seeing how Hollywood would portray Steamboat Springs and local ranch life was too much for the many people who sat down Sunday evening to watch the E! Entertainment Television premiere of "Filthy Rich: Cattle Drive," a reality show filmed earlier this summer on the Iacovetto family's Saddleback Ranch.

School supply envy

This week, I found myself envying an 8 year old. At first, I thought it was back-to-school envy. I thought I was longing for the days when I put on my carefully chosen first-day-of-school outfit and slid into a new year of life staring at the alphabet stencils above the chalkboard.

Hayden sticks to its vision of future

In April, Hayden Planning Commission members passed a comprehensive plan about how they wanted Hayden to grow and how they wanted it to look.

Band playing loose, having fun

After 40 years on stage and almost as many albums, founding Nitty Gritty Dirt Band member Jimmie Fadden is pleasantly surprised that people still are listening.

A Buddhist concept on paper

As a sculptor, Arlene Shechet isn't satisfied unless there is dimension to her prints. Before she arrived in Clark to work with master printer Sue Oehme at Riverhouse Editions, Shechet's work with paper had been in the form of large vessels.

You didn't know you liked opera -- until now

On Tuesday night, Keri Rusthoi was smiling but exhausted.

Music calendar for Aug. 12

Tonight Tonight's sold out Strings in the Mountains Kathy Mattea concert has been rescheduled for 8 p.m. Aug. 20 because of a death in the family. Ticket s for tonight's show will be honored. For refund information, call 879-5056, ext. 105.

Autumn's Picks for Aug. 12

Tonight Emerald City Opera: "The Merry Widow" When: 7 p.m. Where: Steamboat Springs High School auditorium Cost: $15 to $65

News in brief for Aug. 12

Routt County Fair taking vendor applications The Routt County Fair is accepting applications for vendors of food, arts and crafts, home-based business items, children's items, garden items, nonprofit booths and others for the 91st annual Routt County Fair.

Region's fire danger low

Recent rain and cool weather have lessened risk

Recent rain and cool weather have lowered the fire danger level to low for Routt, Grand and Jackson counties.

Read it, but keep it to yourself

What you think about this book depends largely on why you have decided to read it. The only people who would pick up "The Art of the Novel" by Milan Kundera are literature grad students doing a thesis about Kundera's writing or writers searching for inspiration.

Goode to wow rodeo crowds

Blake Goode was so good that he was invited back, bucking the Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series' trend of welcoming different specialty acts each season.

Wille family turns over Cam the Ram to CSU

University picks newest mascot from Rod Wille Ranch

Rod Wille, a Colorado State University alumnus, has one more reason to cheer for the Rams this fall.

Time to say goodbye to Elkin

Carrie Elkin's latest songs have momentum. They sound like feet walking. They sound like wind blowing through the hair of a woman driving down the highway. If you listen close enough, they sound like Elkin leaving town to stand on stages across the East Coast and the Midwest.

The Record for Aug. 12

Wednesday, August 10 1:08 a.m. A 73-year-old man was taken to the hospital by ambulance from the 1200 block of Meadowood Court after he reportedly had a stroke.