News for Saturday, August 20, 2005



Couple sails to third place

In "Lord of the Rings," Shadowfax carried Gandalf into the battle for Helm's Deep.

John F. Russell: What's your choice going to be?

There comes a time in life when we all have to stop and ask ourselves what we are willing to give up to get what we want.

What's up, doc?

Laid-back greeting as South Routt Medical Center welcomes new physician

It wasn't necessary for South Routt residents to roll out the welcome wagon and bring the bundt cake to greet South Routt Medical Center's new doctor, Bill Geserick.

Soundoff for Aug. 21

Right on Right on to Jackie Karolewski for her letter on poor taste, regarding the tacky photograph of Sheldon Slatkin's friends that was printed in the newspaper Aug. 1. My son said the same thing, and he's just 18. How sad it is that Steamboat Today printed the picture of his friends grieving over the loss of their friend.

Records at the pumps

Ken Little has seen it all in his 50 years as a truck driver. He's convinced that many drivers need to have the lead removed from their right feet if they hope to control their budgets for unleaded.

Coal Co. to auction Trout Creek land

Most residents probably have seen the glossy, fold-out announcements advertising a big land auction in the Trout Creek Valley.

Learning of a different kind

4-Hers learn while completing projects

Although they might not be in a classroom taking notes and getting grades, local Routt County 4-H members take part in a different kind of learning process using a more hands-on approach.

Our View: It's time for a new approach

The Yampa Valley Housing Authority's proposal to loosen the affordable housing requirements in the West of Steamboat Springs Area Plan is reasonable and could be the catalyst needed to jump-start such projects in the area.

Sailors eye playoff return

Football players adopt team-first attitude as opener nears

Steamboat Springs football players wore white jerseys with no names and no numbers.

Mountain views add appeal

With a small telescope, Ann Sirois used to watch her son breeze down the See Me and Voo Doo ski runs from her back deck.

Dorothy Anne Miller

Dorothy Anne Miller, daughter of Christine France and Wade Miller of Steamboat Springs, was born at 9:05 a.m. Aug. 16, 2005. She was 19 inches long and weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces. Her sibling is Taylor Miller. Her grandparents are Walter and Dorothy France of Manhasset, N.Y., and Lynne Miller of Steamboat.

Maddox Erik Brown

Maddox Erik Brown, son of Kellie and Paul Brown of Steamboat Springs, was born at 9:05 a.m. Aug. 9, 2005. He was 20 inches long and weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces. His grandparents are Paul and Sally Enstad of Palatine, Ill., and Mark and Michelle Brown of Waukegan, Ill.

Business briefs for Aug. 21

Capital Advisors has announced the expansion of Capital Mortgage Advisors with the hiring of three experienced mortgage professionals.

Elleana Avery Jacobsen

Elleana Avery Jacobsen, daughter of Emily and Lars Jacobsen formerly of Hayden and now of Parachute, was born at 5:53 p.m. on Aug. 4, 2005. She weighed 6 pounds and 7 ounces, and was 18 inches long. Her siblings are Ben, Henrik and Haaken Jacobsen. Her grandparents are Drs. Gary and Cynde Jacobsen of Petersburg, Alaska, and David and Sharon Kupper of Williston, N.D.

Kenner Manuel Rodriguez

Kenner Manuel Rodriguez, son of Maria and Jesus M. Rodriguez of Baggs, Wyo., was born at 8:43 a.m. Aug. 4, 2005. He was 20 inches long and weighed 7 pounds. His grandparents are Mario and Francisca Rodriguez of Savery, Wyo., and Blanca and Roberto Chacon of Salt Lake City, Utah.

Mike Forney: Let us choose

Yes, of course Horizons should be able to continue public fund raising even if a mill levy providing them with funds is approved. Our county commissioners certainly should be aware of the citizen's right to a freedom of choice, whether it is to vote for each commissioner based on his or her performance in office and the positions taken on community issues, or to support any nonprofit organization the resident (not elected officials) deems worthy.

Rugby squad smothers Glenwood

No last-minute tries were needed for the Steamboat Rugby Club this time around.

Class notes for Aug. 21

SSHS student registration Wednesday Steamboat Springs Check-in for all students attending Steamboat Springs High School is Wednesday. Students should report at the following times:

ATVs bring risks with fun

Talk to almost any all-terrain-vehicle user, and he or she likely will have a story about someone getting hurt on an ATV.

Sex offender data easy to access

Since May, Colorado law enforcement agencies have had the option to put their sexual-offender registries online, making the information more accessible and available to the public.

Keely Kirsten McCombs

Keely Kirsten McCombs, daughter of Katy and Chris McCombs formerly of Steamboat Springs, was born at 6:08 a.m. on Aug. 8, 2005, in Arlington Heights, Ill. She weighed 6 pounds and 5 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long. Her sibling is Kaiya McCombs. Her grandparents are Cole and Margo McCombs of Inverness, Ill., and Greg and Nadeen Olson of Burlington, Wis.

Two of a kind

If you're not a twin, you're odd in Twinsburg, Ohio

Meg says: For years, I have walked down the street next to my best friend while people stare, poke their companions and whisper."Are they twins?" "Can they read each other's minds?" "What's it like to be a twin?" I never understood the wonder -- or stupid questions -- that people conjured up when in the company of twins.

John Whittum: RMSC unappreciated

Judging from the mediocre attendance at the Rocky Mountain Summer Conservatory concerts at St. Paul's Church this summer, it would appear that many Steamboat residents are unaware of the exceptional quality of the classical and jazz musicians who have performed there for the past six weeks. RMSC has just finished its third season in Steamboat but has gone unrecognized by the media or public for its significant contributions to our cultural scene.

Soutt Routt calendar for Aug. 21

Monday, Aug. 22 The Oak Creek Public Library is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Toponas Public Library is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Yampa Public Library is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Aidan James Davenport

Aidan James Davenport, son of Jennifer Mullan and Andrew Davenport of Steam�--boat Springs, was born at 9:57 p.m. Aug. 10, 2005. He was 21.5 inches long and weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces. His sibling is Billy Davenport. His grandparents are Jim and Claire Mullan of Haddonfield, N.J., and Bill and Tildy Davenport of Stone Ridge, N.Y.

Gary E. Miner

Longtime Hayden resident Gary Evan Miner died Aug. 10, 2005, at his home near Hayden. He was 51.

The Record for Aug. 21

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.

Tennis team sets bar high

Expectations are high for this year's Steamboat Springs High School tennis team.

Year of the steer

Animal sells for more than $10K for first time at fair

For the first time in Routt County Fair history, a grand champion steer was sold for more than $10,000 at the Junior Livestock Sale.