News for Saturday, August 13, 2005

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Kim Cook Mayer: Odysssey opt-out a bad idea

About six years ago, the high school began the process of re-evaluating graduation requirements. Numerous changes were proposed based on Board of Education and high school goals. Community focus meetings, district presentations, and regular school board updates occurred during this process. After the School Board approved the new graduation requirements, changes gradually were implemented with Senior Odyssey, a demonstration of math proficiency and the completion of additional science and English requirements affecting the class of 2005. In most cases, only Senior Odyssey and the additional English credit affected the senior-year course schedule.

Abigail Judith Tirone

Abigail Judith Tirone, daughter of Katy and Scott Tirone of Steamboat Springs, was born at 8:03 a.m. July 28, 2005. She weighed 7 pounds and 5.5 ounces and was 19.75 inches long. Her grandparents are John and Judy Hosmer of Charlotte, N.C., and Roger and Carol Tirone of Pittsford, N.Y.

The Record for Aug. 14

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.

Jackie Karolewski: Poor taste

Regarding the photograph on the front page Aug. 11: I think it is extremely tacky that the photograph of Sheldon Slatkin's friends was printed in the newspaper at all, let alone on the front page.

Building permits for Aug. 1 to 5

Jay Wetzler 3095 Aspen Wood Drive Steamboat Construction Services Single Family Residence $967,508

Deluxe home on the range

Trio of rural subdivisions offer high-end acreages

A trio of rural subdivisions working their way through the county planning process holds the potential to create 117 new multi-million dollar homes in the valley.

Transactions for Aug. 3 to 8

ROSTERMUNDT, ELIZABETH S. to NEAL, DAVID and HUGGARD, LORI for STEAMBOAT II SUBD F1 Lot: 54 -- $290,000

Emotional transitions

As days grow shorter and summer comes to a close, members of the Class of 2005 are packing their bags and saying goodbye to friends, families and hometowns. As they get ready for college, they also are preparing for a major rite of passage in their lives.

A horse heyday in Hayden

Horses of many breeds and colors made the trip to the Routt County Fairgrounds on Saturday to take their stab at winning a ribbon, blanket, or new saddle during the open horse show.

Our View: Planning for drought

There is a saying in the agriculture community that the smart rancher plans for drought when it's raining. The City Council would be wise to take that saying to heart.

Duplexes build on successful formula

The 19 duplex lots in Flat Tops View Village represent one of the busiest construction neighborhoods in Steamboat Springs.

Business briefs for Aug. 14

Prudential Steamboat Realty recently claimed first place for the highest gross commission income in the residential category among Prudential offices in the U.S. central region. The Steamboat brokerage also ranked second in the division for the number of residential units sold.

Man dies after crash

An Arvada man died Saturday afternoon from injuries he sustained in an all-terrain vehicle accident south of Steamboat Springs.

Jerry Rudolph: Fix bus shelters

A few bus stops have shelters and a place to sit down. However, nearly all of them leak. Snow and rain can get in. The result is that there are areas where riders cannot sit without getting wet. Sometimes, graffiti has been drawn on seats and on the Plexiglas. It is important to paint over graffiti wherever it occurs so that it will not proliferate. It should be an easy matter to caulk anyplace where moisture gets in. During the winter, snow and melting ice run toward the shelter across from Safeway. Gravel or sand should be placed on top. All trash, such as cigarette butts, cans and candy wrappers, should be picked up daily.

Steve Marshall: Let market decide

I have been a fund-raising professional for the past 26 years. Having done some amount of fund raising in Steamboat, I appreciated your editorial regarding the onerous condition of "no local fund raising" put upon Horizons by Routt County Commissioners. The commissioners put the condition on Horizons in exchange for allowing the nonprofit a spot on the November ballot for a mill levy to help it with its client waiting list and funding challenges.

Duane, Leigh, Francine, Dalene and Kalene Acord; Nick and Clint Chew: Appreciate ag

We would like to thank the Community Agriculture Alliance board members for choosing our family for the South Routt 2005 Heritage Ranch Family Award, which we received July 3 at the Ranch Rodeo.

Steamboat men fall in opener

The first time Eagle County and Steamboat Springs met in men's lacrosse, the former handily defeated the latter.

Runners to relay from Fort Collins to Steamboat

Paul Vanderheiden worked backward when putting together the second annual Wild West Relay.

Kelly Bruce Gilstrap

Rifle resident Kelly Bruce Gilstrap died Aug. 9, 2005, in an accident in Grand Junction. He was 50.

Alfred H. Edwards

Illinois resident Alfred H. Edwards passed away Aug. 4, 2005, at his home in Dundee Township. He was 90.

Joan "AJ" Warren Lewis

Former Steamboat Springs resident Joan "AJ" Warren Lewis passed away Aug. 5, 2005, in the presence of those who loved and cared for her, at her home in Albuquerque, N.M. She was 66.

Sound Off for Aug. 14

I think Oak Creek's business is Oak Creek's business, and you guys have no business dictating Oak Creek's business.

The man behind the curtain

Lighting designer takes his passion to the stage

While watching bands at Levelz these days, you can sense an unseen performer in the room. It takes awhile to figure out where all the extra energy is coming from, and then the lights fade out.

Acord -- Harthun

Francine Acord is proud to announce the engagement of her daughter, Dalene Acord, to Joe Harthun, son of Lee and Cheryl Harthun of Kremmling.

Reliving history one mile at a time

Historian spent summer offering historic walking tours of downtown Yampa

It is amazing what you can learn walking around your own town. It's even more amazing what you can learn in a one-mile loop.

South Routt Calendar for Aug. 14

The South Routt Medical Center is open for physical therapy. Call 736-8118 for appointments.

CMC offers 2 new degree programs

Golf club management, transferable engineering credits expand campus choices

Colorado Mountain College's Alpine Campus in Steamboat Springs is offering two new programs, both unique in the state and the country.

Class Notes for Aug. 14

The 2005-06 school year begins in South Routt County at 8:20 a.m. Aug. 25.

John F. Russell: Falling into the season

The grass is still green, the air is still warm and, with summer in full swing, nobody wants to start thinking about fall.

Pat Arnone: Be nice to bikers

Drivers: My name is Pat Arnone, and I am a cyclist. I own Pearson Communications, my wife owns Duck Duck Goose, and we have a daughter named Tess. I tell you this to try and humanize the people who may cause you to lose 2 to 3 seconds of your day. Recently, a fellow cyclist was shot in the butt with a BB gun. She was scared and discouraged by the blatant disregard for another human. The "man" was driving a white and tan pickup on Twentymile Road. If you know this person, please turn him in to the sheriff's department. Please remember that we are just like you.

Max Alexander Noland

Max Alexander Noland, son of Alicia and Jeremiah Noland of Craig, was born at 10:28 p.m. Aug. 2, 2005. He weighed 8 pounds and 12 ounces and was 20.25 inches long. His grandparents are Bud and Amy Bower of Craig, Mike and Shaneen Noland of Craig, and Crystal Noland of Craig.

Pat Thomas: Save open space

My husband and I, both Colorado natives, have been part-time residents and property owners in the Steamboat Springs area for more than 20 years. We have come from our home in Greeley to our home on Elk River Road every season of the year, as often as we can.n addition to friends and acquaintances here who have made us feel a part of the community, our family has grown to love the town and county for the open spaces and sense of being a real town, not a crowded, created place like Vail or even the Aspen of today.

Kate Rench: Where was wine?

I would like to express my dissapointment on the paper's coverage of the Wine Festival last weekend. Here we are, local buisnesses supporting your paper by advertising in it all week long, and yet we receive not even one article.

Annabelle Louise Paoli

Annabelle Louise Paoli, daughter of Jennifer and Stephen Paoli, was born at 5:35 p.m. July 28, 2005. She weighed 7 pounds and 11 ounces and was 21 inches long. Her grandparents are Janet and Ricardo Paoli of New York, Edie and Gerald Hardage of Florida, and William and Carla Brossett of Louisiana.

Marley Bella Sperry

Marley Bella Sperry, daughter of Jackie and Johnny Sperry of Steamboat Springs, was born at 6:25 p.m.Aug. 3, 2005. She weighed 6 pounds and 10 ounces and was 19 inches long. Her grandparents are John and Carolyn Sperry of Nantucket, Mass., Cecelia and Leigh Hunt of Queensland, Australia, and Caroline and Edward Ward of Queensland, Australia. Her great-grandmother is Virginia Stevens of Boston, Mass.

Ismael Arceo Lopez

Ismael Arceo Lopez, son of Edith Lopez and Armando Arceo, was born at 1:27 p.m. July 31, 2005. He weighed 9 pounds and 9.5 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. His grandparents are Rodolfo Lopez Hernandez of Mexico, Victoria Gomez Camacho of Mexico, Margarita Cardenas Brimeldo of Mexico, and Ubaldo Arceo Gonzales of Mexico.

Jerimiah Nickolas Douglas

Jerimiah Nickolas Douglas, son of Kelly and Nathan Douglas of Craig, was born at 5:52 p.m. Aug. 1, 2005. He weighed 7 pounds and 4 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. His siblings are Zach and Skyler.

Sofia Kristina Conlon

Sofia Kristina Conlon, daughter of Taya and Fred Conlon, was born April 19, 2005. She weighed 5.5 pounds and was 19.5 inches long. Her siblings are Hazen and Emerson Conlon. Her grandparents are Francis and Sandy Conlon of Steamboat Springs and Liz and Britt Hargraves of Minan, Idaho.

Fair traditions woven over time

Marie Holderness died last week at the age of 96. Yet, when people gather from all over the county Wednesday to enter their crafts, baked goods, and textile projects in the Routt County Fair, her presence will be tangible. Marie is entering one last fair project.

Three peaks, two wheels

Cyclists summit 3 passes in Tour de Steamboat

Solitude is 7 a.m. on Rabbit Ears Pass.

James Bradley Leftwich and Zakkary Jay Leftwich

James Bradley Leftwich and Zakkary Jay Leftwich, sons of Rachel and Chris Leftwich of Steamboat Springs, were born at 5:17 a.m. and 5:31 a.m., respectively, Aug. 3, 2005. James weighed 5 pounds and 11 ounces and was 19 inches long. Zakkary weighed 6 pounds and 1 ounce and was 19.25 inches long. Their grandparents are Dan and Dawn Hilterbrand of Steamboat Springs and Karen and Charlie Leftwich of Clark.