News for Sunday, August 28, 2005



Briefs for Aug. 29, 2005

Grants available to fix pets

Low-income owners eligible for funds garnered by Humane Society

The staff of the Steamboat Springs/Routt County Animal Shelter always brace themselves for a mass abandonment of dogs and cats sometime in April, after winter seasonal jobs end. This year, that didn't happen. It seems something was holding back the dam until now.

Habitat duplex finished for families

After four years of watching and helping her house go up, board by board, Ellen Slobodnik has one more thing to do: On Wednesday afternoon, she will stand on her porch during an official dedication ceremony and thank the 100-plus Habitat for Humanity volunteers who made her home possible.

The Record for Aug. 29, 2005

Tom Ross: The first day of school brings memories for us all

The ritual known as "the first day of kindergarten" took place this morning at Steamboat Springs schools, as it does every year with equal doses of laughter and tears.

Inaugural tri draws 400

Boulder athlete wins despite fractured pelvis

Two weeks ago, doctors suggested Lars Finanger stay off his broken pelvis for three to four weeks. But on Sunday, the Boulder man won the inaugural Steamboat Springs Triathlon. "Two weeks was long enough," the 25-year-old said of letting the hairline fracture heal.

Autism a parenting challenge

Raising a child is demanding enough for most parents. Often exhausted and frustrated, parents of autistic children are faced with a different set of challenges each day. The key to understanding autism is learning how to live with the disorder so the child and family can benefit from all that life has to offer.