Stories for August 2005

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Wednesday, August 31

Wolverine wildfire grows

A wildfire burning in the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area grew to about 282 acres by Wednesday morning.

Group to look at graduation rules

A committee of school and community officials is being formed to look at graduation requirements for Steamboat Springs School District students.

Snowboard programs get reputations to be proud of

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Snowboard Dir�--ector Jon Casson has been busy this summer.

Harbor demolition delayed

The demolition of the Harbor Hotel has been delayed by 90 days, but the Historic Preservation Advisory Commission can do little else to preserve the historic downtown building.

The Record for Sept. 1

Tuesday, August 30 6:02 a.m. A 90-year-old woman reportedly was experiencing shortness of breath in the 800 block of Anglers Drive. She was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

Women shower gifts for cause

The scene at Monica Verploeg's home Wednesday was like that from a giant baby shower, but no visibly pregnant women could be seen.

Berry misses title

After two days of chasing hometown favorite Erik Lundberg in Montrose, Paul Berry is looking forward to getting his chance to play at home next week.

Man offered life in prison for sex assault

A 43-year-old Steamboat Springs man charged with sexually assaulting a 7-year-old boy would face life in prison if he chooses to accept a plea agreement offered to him by the District Attorney's Office.

Storm affects locals

Residents feel uncertainty in wake of hurricane

Picture antebellum homes bracketed by gnarled oak trees drooped with heavy moss. Imagine a hammock on the wraparound porch. It is positioned to take advantage of the breeze off the Gulf of Mexico and overlooks a small harbor, where sailboats and commercial shrimpers bob at their moorings.

News in brief for Sept. 1

Volunteers needed for Wild West Air Fest Volunteers are needed for the Wild West Air Fest, to be held Labor Day Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, at Steamboat Springs Airport. Volunteers will get a Wild West Air Fest admission button and an event T-shirt. Call 879-0882, ext. 203, to volunteer.

Softball upgrades to varsity

The Steamboat Springs High School softball team enters its second season as a full-fledged varsity program.

Parking changes, road closures at YVRA

As construction continues at Yampa Valley Regional Airport, airport officials are reminding travelers that parking areas and road closures continue to change.

Tuesday, August 30

County looks at policy to decide road paving

The Routt County Board of Commissioners reviewed a policy Tuesday that will help commissioners determine which roads to pave.

Tigers hungry for great season

The most difficult season sometimes can be the year after a successful one.

Our View: A window of opportunity

The next two months could determine whether the community of Steamboat Springs has the political will to take permanent steps to ensure attainable work-force housing.

Board to hear marijuana measure

The Hayden Town Board on Thursday will consider joining Oak Creek in passing a resolution supporting medical marijuana.

New teachers bring individual styles to classroom

The following teachers are new to the Hayden School District this year:

Wildfire burns in Zirkel area

Fueled by dead timber, high winds and low humidity, a lightning-sparked wildfire burning in the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area has forced the closure of about 38,400 acres of public land, U.S. Forest Service officials said Tuesday.

Couple escapes from sinking car

Trapped in a sinking car was not how a Craig couple imagined their workday starting Tuesday.

Woman gets two years

Craig teenagers accused of robbing man on core trail

One of the Craig teenagers accused of robbing a man on the Yampa River Core Trail was sentenced to two years in prison Tuesday.

Robbins allowed to drive after accident

The driver involved in a June 10 accident that claimed the life of 22-year-old Clark resident Jeffrey Harris is allowed to drive again after a Monday ruling by a Grand County Court judge.

The Record for Aug. 31

Monday, August 29 8:59 a.m. A dog reportedly was running loose and almost was hit by a car near Sixth Street and Lincoln Avenue. The dog was gone when officers arrived.

Man arrested in firework-lighting case

Relief might be in store for Steamboat Springs residents annoyed with the sounds of fireworks erupting at night.

Donation request deadline

Now is the time for nonprofit groups to request donations from the town of Hayden for 2006.

Hayden volleyball balanced on offense

At small schools, it isn't uncommon for athletes to get their varsity starts early on.

Young trio trains for triathlon

After-school activities vary, but Meghan Lukens, Penn Lukens and Patrick Weston are doing something that few -- if any -- other Steamboat Springs children are doing.

Postmaster ready to deliver

Longtime postal employee Diane Sather starts in Hayden

There is a title for every U.S. Postal Service job, but at small-town post offices, one title often means many jobs.

Education group seeks grant requests

A local foundation is looking for more grants requests for education projects and programs in Routt County.

News in brief for Aug. 31

Bud Werner library aquarium drawing today Bud Werner Memorial Library invites families to enter a drawing to win an aquarium full of fish courtesy of Tropical Rockies Aquaria.

Ambulance agreement mulled

Officials want to allow Wyoming EMS to work in Colorado

Routt County officials are working with Little Snake River EMS to allow Wyoming ambulances to operate in Colorado.

Monday, August 29

Wildfire burns in Zirkel Wilderness

A lightning-sparked wildfire burning in the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area has forced the closure of about 35,000 acres of public land, U.S. Forest Service officials said Tuesday.

Life with lockers

Steamboat students attend first day of school

Sixth grade means more than going to a new school, changing teachers throughout the day and entering a new phase in life.

No word on fate of home

Walker family relieved 80-year-old parents fled New Orleans

Cindy and Winston Walker were high and dry in Steamboat Springs during the weekend, but Cindy's 80-year-old parents were evacuating their home in New Orleans to flee Hurricane Katrina.

Process focus of meeting

City hosts second public discussion about community center

The city of Steamboat Springs on Thursday will host the second public meeting exploring possible uses for a new community center.

K-68 ski jump nearing completion

When Nordic director Todd Wilson looks up at Howelsen Hill these days, he has to stop for a moment just to make sure his eyes are not playing tricks on him.

Go-cart disappears during Grand Prix

A go-cart worth about $7,000 reportedly was stolen early Sunday morning from the Meadows Parking Lot area.

News in brief for Aug. 30

Oak Creek woman's death under investigation The death of a 48-year-old Oak Creek woman Sunday morning is under investigation.

Golf for hockey

Former midget hockey players benefit from tourney

For golf tournament organizer Melrose Kuusinen, the connection between the smooth greens at Catamount Ranch & Club and the smooth ice of the Howelsen Ice Arena is an easy one to make.

Wildfire conference coming

Homeowners who live in high-risk wildfire areas are encouraged to attend the Colorado Mitigation and Wildfire Conference.

The Record for Aug. 30

Sunday, Aug. 28 12:17 a.m. A large party in the area of Buena Vista Court and Hilltop Drive reportedly could be heard in the 300 block of South Lincoln Avenue. Police warned and advised the partygoers.

Vale to help with hurricane aftermath

As most people along the coast of Louisiana and Mis�--sissippi were fleeing Hurricane Katrina on Monday, Routt County Emergency Services Manager Chuck Vale was making plans to travel into the center of the storm.

Sunday, August 28

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.

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.

Saturday, August 27

Sailors mix vets, rookies on court

This year, partly out of necessity but mostly because of ability, the Steamboat Springs volleyball team has an interesting mix of experience and wide-eyed enthusiasm.

The View from Mount Zirkel

Ask any hiker in Routt County -- they'll tell you they've been to Zirkel. Anyone who loves the outdoors and calls the Yampa Valley home hardly can avoid the 160,000-acre Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area named after geologist Ferdinand Zirkel.

Beck Austin Vanderbosch

Beck Austin Vanderbosch, son of Kelly and Brandt Vanderbosch of Steamboat Springs, was born at 4:04 a.m. Aug. 6, 2005. He weighed 6 pounds and 9 ounces and was 19 inches long.

Nien -- Davey

Leah Nein and Bryan Davey were married May 28, 2005, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Northglenn with Deacon John Franklin of Holy Name Catholic Church of Steamboat Springs presiding.

A reason to celebrate

Bigger Trojans run into better Sailors in season opener

As far as Steamboat Springs football coach Aaron Finch is concerned, the Sailors are 5-0 -- even if Saturday's game was the season opener.

Hold 'em

Poker craze takes Steamboat Springs

Upstairs at Dos Amigos, groups of poker players casually eye their cards and toss clay chips in the middle of felt-covered tables.

The art and science of retail

National expert shares tips on making the most of store space

The lead actors in the best street theater on Lincoln Avenue are the diners who frequent the sidewalk cafe.

Transactions for Aug. 16-23

Seller's name listed first, followed by the buyer MOTICA, JOHN EUGENE, II to BRAKHAGE, KURT L. and BRAKHAGE, ANIA M. for STEAMBOAT LAKE SUBD 2 Lot: 85 -- $320,000

Commercial, warehouse spaces take shape

Logger's Lane emerging on West U.S. 40

Concrete is poured, walls are going up, and calls are rolling in about Logger's Lane, a commercial center being built on West U.S. Highway 40.

Henry Savage: Krugman getting old

Paul Krugman just can't seem to get over the Democratic loss in 2000. What value does he add at this time?

Oak Creek ready to boogie

South Routt preparing for five-day, '70s-themed Labor Day celebration

While most people celebrate Labor Day with a parade and view it as the unofficial end of summer, Oak Creek takes a little different stance on the holiday.

Wiley Charles Wagner

Wiley Charles Wagner, son of Karlyn and Ian Wagner of Steamboat Springs, was born at 5:58 a.m. Aug. 19, 2005. He weighed 7 pounds and 14 ounces and was 19 inches long. His sibling is Maisie Wagner.

Sound Off for Aug. 28

I absolutely support referendums C and D. I think Douglas Bruce and his TABOR amendment group have done a total disservice to the state of Colorado and put us in an economic bind that we don't need to be in. Therefore, I totally support referendums C and D and will encourage everyone I know to vote in favor of them.

Hill Blackett: Enough already

It's time the City Council, the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association and the residents of Steamboat Springs told Dave King to take his ball and bat and go home. We already have more baseball fields than we have Mexican restaurants and T-shirt stores combined. His proposal is a pure shakedown, and the taxpayers will end up paying the bill one way or another. Enough is enough.

Business Briefs for Aug. 28

Ski Corp. hosts job fair for winter positions

Business permits for Aug. 8 to 19

Steamboat Springs Dream Island Trailer Park 1325 Dream Island Plaza Owner/Contractor Mobile Home -- Space 62 $32,100

Family home has motivated seller

Buyers looking for a peaceful family home with land will find a deal in the Deerwood Ranches subdivision.

South Routt Town Talk for Aug. 28

The Oak Creek/ Phippsburg Historical Society is holding its yearly barbecue from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Decker Park in Oak Creek. There will be live music. If you want to donate meat for the event, call Joann at 736-2258.

Jerald "Jerry" Arnold Johner

Steamboat Springs resident Jerry Johner passed away Aug. 21, 2005, in Casper, Wyo. He was 59.

The Record for Aug. 28

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.

Our View: Build it, and they can help

A major multiuse sports complex in the Hayden area could be the best thing for Hayden, Steamboat Springs and Triple Crown in the long run.

Edmund R. Knight: Thanks, RCSAR

For the past half-dozen years I have been a summer visitor to Steamboat Springs, enjoying the many activities, the beautiful scenery and the wonderful walking and hiking trails. On Wednesday, Aug. 24, a group of us chose to hike the trail to Devil's Causeway near Yampa.

Sailors tennis ready for wins

The Steamboat Springs High School tennis team easily won every match Saturday against regional opponents Hotchkiss and Cederedge.

Class Notes for Aug. 28

Free and Reduced Lunch plan available

Benjamin James McLaughlin

Benjamin James McLaughlin, son of Nicole and Edgar Brant McLaughlin of Steamboat Springs, was born at 10:48 p.m. Aug. 19, 2005. He weighed 7 pounds and 11.6 ounces and was 20 inches long.

Fired up over water

Residents concerned about lack of water for emergencies

Seven neighborhoods in the Mount Werner Water and Sanitation District have inadequate fire flow, according to a report recently published by the district.

Officials hope math efforts add up

Genessa Heide, a freshman at Soroco High School, has some words of advice for middle-schoolers who might not look forward to two classes of math.

Lena Marie Huguenin Holderness

Longtime Hayden resident Lena Marie Huguenin Holderness died Aug. 11, 2005, at her home. She was 96.

New faces at the head of the class

Meet the teachers joining Steamboat Springs schools for the 2005-06 year

EDITOR'S NOTE: This week, we introduce you to new teachers at the elementary level and a few of the new Steamboat Springs Middle School teachers. Next week, we'll introduce you to the rest of the middle school and the new high school teachers.

Melinda Mawdsley: Prepare to save your friends

Dr. Mark McCaulley helps save lives. He just didn't plan on having to try to do so while running the Pikes Peak Marathon on Aug. 21.

Cart races burn up the 'Boat

Four years ago, while at a race in Denver, Byron Radcliff asked some fellow go-cart racers whether they would ever race in Steamboat Springs.

Friday, August 26

New state laws affect young drivers, others

Several state laws recently have gone into effect that deal with how many passengers young drivers can have in their vehicles and the times of the day during which they can drive.

News in Brief for Aug. 27

The Steamboat Springs Police Department is investigating the alleged embezzlement of a "substantial" amount of money from the Hampton Inn and Suites of Steamboat Springs.

Cowboy Hertzog dies at 53

Wes Hertzog loved rodeo from the first time he climbed on a bronco in the 1960s.

Rising to the Challenge

Racing series wraps up with Valley View Cross Country

Neil Ganz joked about pulling a reverse Lance Armstrong.

Planning staff promotes Leeson

The city of Steamboat Springs is experiencing more turnover at the top of its planning department, but City Manager Paul Hughes announced a key hire Friday.

Police department awarded grant

The Steamboat Springs Police Department received a $2,160 federal grant Wednesday that will allow the department to purchase new bulletproof vests for its officers.

One contested board race

No last-minute entries in Steamboat School Board election

There were no last-minute entries into the Steamboat Springs School Board race.

Mountain Movie closes down

This is the time of year when film lovers await the schedule for FallFest, Mountain Movie's seasonal "best of the rest" film festival. Instead, movie fans were greeted Friday with an announcement that the theater's doors are closed for good.

The Record for Aug. 27

12:38 a.m. Extremely loud music was reported in the first block of Cedar Court. The area was quiet when officers arrived.

Hayden officer heads to Sheriff's Office

Growing up, Russ Davis always looked up to his two uncles, a sheriff and a police chief, and he knew he wanted to follow in their footsteps.

Thursday, August 25

LIFT-UP nears goal, delays facility construction

Decision made because of unfinished details

With $465,000 in local contributions already raised, LIFT-UP of Routt County has delayed the start of construction of a new 8,100-square-foot building.

On Scene for Aug. 26

Sheet music I like my bed, my pillows and my faux down comforter. Apparently, however, I have been missing out on a luxury item I didn't know was such a big deal until watching Sunday's third installment of "Filthy Rich: Cattle Drive." The item in question is high-thread-count sheets.

Arts calendar for Aug. 26

Art events ¤ Paintings of historic Routt County buildings by former area resident Marty Alexandroff are on rotating exhibit through the summer, now at the Hayden Public Library, 201 E. Jefferson in Hayden.

Librarian booked

Self-proclaimed readaholic sure to bring action to Literary Sojourn

The Literary Sojourn would have trouble finding a bigger book aficionado than Nancy Pearl to be master of ceremonies.

Two-day trial set for sex case

On Thursday, a 30-year-old Clark man charged with sexually harassing a woman had his case set for a two-day trial in District Court.

Leaders push referendums

Sen. Taylor, others urge residents to back TABOR-relaxing measures

Legislative leaders from across the state converged on Centennial Hall in Steamboat Springs on Thursday to emphasize the bipartisan support for a pair of referendums. Together, referendums C and D are intended to allow state government to spend more of the revenue that otherwise would be returned to taxpayers in the form of tax credits.

Challenge ends tonight

Valley View race starts at 5 p.m.

The last Steamboat Springs Town Challenge race will be known for its firsts, as well.

Sailors football opens season in Aurora

School is not yet in session, but the Steamboat Springs football team opens its season earlier than usual with a Saturday game at Aurora Central.

Commission needs more time

Planning group not done discussing mountain-area plan

Steamboat Springs Planning Commission members on Thurs�--day said they needed more time to discuss recent recommendations to the Mountain Town Sub Area Plan Update.

The Record for Aug. 26

12:18 a.m. A BB gunshot reportedly broke a window in the 1300 block of Blue Sage Drive. A report was taken.

Music calendar for Aug. 26

Tonight ¤ Paul Potyen When: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Where: Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel lobby Cost: Free

Country music for college

Brent Rowan and friends will return to the Strings Tent tonight for an evening of country music that will benefit college scholars.

Pilot picks for Aug. 26

Today ¤ Brown Bag Lunch Lecture featuring Annabeth Light Lockhart When: Noon Where: Tread of Pioneers Museum Cost: Free Call: 879-2214 Why you should go: You ate the yellow cake; here's your chance to learn about the store it was celebrating.

From the chicken farm to the stage

Voodoo-blues, gypsy-rock, flamenco-punk -- that's the sound of the Eric McFadden and Wally Ingram duo, McFadden said.

Demolition permit pulled

Historic group reviewing plan to tear down Harbor Hotel

A demolition permit has been pulled for the Harbor Hotel, and the Historic Preservation Advisory Commission is expected to review it Wednesday.

Town Board OKs subdivision work

The Sierra View subdivision in Oak Creek is one step closer to completion.

News in Brief for Aug. 26

Perry-Mansfield offering Madness de Vine tickets

Beauty in the human form

Photographer Kim Keith opens studio on Steamboat Springs' west side

Photographer Kim Keith has reduced the human figure to texture, shadow and form. And if you find yourself studying one of her fine black and white silver prints and wondering whether you're gazing at a portion of a shoulder and a knee, or a breast and a chin, Keith will have achieved her goal.

Wednesday, August 24

Man's bond reduction denied

After being recorded allegedly threatening to harm an informant who helped lead to his arrest, a man being charged with selling cocaine was denied a bond reduction request.

The Record for Aug. 25

12:06 a.m. A woman reportedly heard squealing tires and a tire blowout in the area of Redwood Drive and Steamboat Boulevard. Several people reportedly were walking in the direction of the hospital, and a few others stayed near the car. Officers took one juvenile girl to Routt County Jail to test her blood-alcohol content. The girl was released to her parents. No arrests were made.

County testing scores varied

ACT test results compared with Colorado average

The average ACT composite score for juniors at Steamboat Springs High School was 22, an increase of 1 point, or about 5 percent, from the year before.

Wife who accused husband renegs

A Craig woman who accused her husband of choking her until she passed out is telling law enforcement officers she made up the charges to get him in trouble.

Iverson, Garton devour Divide

Mark Iverson wasn't running for a Continental Divide Challenge record. He didn't even know what it was. He just wanted to finish the 16-mile course in less than two hours.

Steamboat riders fare well in 24-hour race

One day, Kris Cannon says she'll compete solo in her second 24-hour race. The next day, she changes her mind.

Education grant requests sought

A local foundation is looking for more grants requests for education projects and programs in Routt County.

Town board to consider widening road

If Oak Creek Public Works Director Jim Photos gets his way at tonight's Town Board meeting, people might be able to begin building in the Sierra View subdivision.

News in Brief for Aug. 25

Annual downtown sales on Labor Day weekend

School class sizes projected

Elementary schools to have 15 to 23 kids per class

Kindergarten and first-grade classes at Strawberry Park and Soda Creek elementary schools will have no more than 19 students this year.

Housing Authority looks to de-Bruce

The Yampa Valley Housing Authority will ask voters to exempt the affordable housing agency from a portion of the TABOR amendment.

Tuesday, August 23

Town not for or against complex

It's too early to get excited or upset about the possibility of a Triple Crown sports complex in Hayden.

'It's in your bones, this wonderful music'

Cabaret show in Steamboat at 7 tonight

Cabaret -- the performance art that can include singing, acting, storytelling, comedy and dancing -- will be performed at its best in Steamboat tonight, as Andrea Marcovicci will take listeners on a tour of the songs of Frank Loesser.

Deadline looms for petitions

School Board hopefuls have until Friday to hand in forms

People who want to run for a local school board have until Friday to turn in nomination petitions.

Our View: Second step for Senior Odyssey

Kudos to the Steamboat Springs School Board for finding such a good compromise to address contentions surrounding its Senior Odyssey graduation requirement.

Olympic-sized send-off planned

Some would say it was one of Steamboat Springs' shining moments: A bitter cold February night with a crowd of 5,000 people huddled near the Routt County Courthouse lawn, warmed by the spirit of a community that came together to celebrate and send off its finest athletes. The lighting of an 18-foot caldron, which would burn continuously for a month until every athlete returned home from the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City.

Hate-crime case continued to September

A Steamboat Springs man accused of spray-painting a swastika and several racial slurs on a vehicle appeared in court Tuesday.

Burglary charges slated for juveniles

The Hayden Police Dep�--artment will recommend burglary and theft charges for three juveniles suspected of breaking into a home in July.

Officer heads to Sheriff's Office

Growing up, Russ Davis always looked up to his two uncles, a sheriff and a police chief, and he knew he wanted to follow in their footsteps.

The Record for Aug. 25

6:54 a.m. Someone reportedly heard construction starting before 7 a.m. in the 2000 block of Homestead Court.

News in Brief for Aug. 25

Clay Artisans' Soup Bowl Supper tickets on sale

Scores paint rosier CSAP picture

Hayden CSAP results are looking a bit rosier now that the district has filled in scores missing from the state's official results.

Hayden students' ACT scores slump

For the first time, Hayden students' average ACT scores last year fell short of state averages in all subjects.

Steamboat library asking for two property taxes

The East Routt Library District Board will ask residents to support two property-tax increases as part of its plan to expand the library.

Referendums C, D advocated

State, local leaders back ballot questions to relax TABOR

A team of bipartisan political and business leaders will come to Steamboat Springs on Thursday to urge voters to relax the Taxpayers Bill of Rights to invest in highways, education and health care.

Monday, August 22

News in brief for Aug. 23

Frontier Airlines executive speaks today at Rotary Sam Addoms, chairman of Frontier Airlines, will speak before the Steamboat Springs Rotary Club today, and members of the public are invited to join the Rotary for lunch and the program. His appearance is scheduled for noon at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel and Conference Center.

Delta fall service debuts next month

Arriving passengers at Yampa Valley Regional Airport up slightly in July

Passenger numbers at Yampa Valley Regional Airport were up slightly in July over the record numbers of July 2004.

Rider critical after fall

A Craig man involved in a rodeo accident Sunday remained in critical condition Monday at a Denver hospital.

Forum explores options

Many tools needed to build affordable employee housing

To have lasting employee housing in Routt County, the community needs to have a variety of strategies. At the top of the list is a stable funding source.

Senior Odyssey still required

Board approves appeals process to meet students' needs

Senior Odyssey will remain a graduation requirement for Steamboat Springs students for the 2005-06 school year, the School Board unanimously decided Monday night.

The Record for Aug. 23

Sunday, Aug. 21 12:56 a.m. A fight in progress was reported in Ski Time Square, but police were unable to locate it.

County to look at policy for paving roads

The volume of traffic on a road will be one of nine factors in Routt County's decision about when to pave roads.

Pro Rodeo Series champions named

The Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series rounded out the 2005 season Saturday with a crop of mostly new championship winners.

Apaches refuel in Steamboat

Two Apache attack helicopters returning from Afghanistan refueled Monday morning at Steamboat Springs Airport.

Sunday, August 21

CAP training prepares pilots

In simulated missions, Civil Air Patrol volunteers spent the weekend scouring the mountains in Routt County for lost hikers, downed aircraft and possible terrorists.

New royalty hailed at fair

Riding a galloping horse around an arena while holding a bouquet of roses and waving to a crowd is harder than it looks.

News in brief for Aug. 22

Volunteers still needed for Steamboat Springs triathlon Volunteers are needed for the Steamboat Springs Triathlon on Sunday. Those interested can register online at www.5430sports.com through the Steamboat Springs triathlon link. Anyone with questions can call Joy Rasmussen at Colorado Group Realty at 875-2933.

Former teacher to run for School Board

A longtime Steamboat Springs teacher announced last week she will run for the Steamboat Springs School Board.

The Record for Aug. 22

Saturday, Aug. 20 1:22 a.m. A fight was reported in the 200 block of West Jefferson Avenue in Hayden. It turned out not to be a fight.

Bronc rider hospitalized

Craig man bucked off horse, appeared to fall on head

A Craig man was hospitalized Sunday after being bucked off a horse at the Routt County Fairgrounds.

Tom Ross: Last call for summer

Ptarmigan already pturning color high on ptundra

We hiked about as high into the Mount Zirkel Wilderness as a soul can hike during the weekend, hoping to find a snowdrift for the dog to roll in. What we found was even better.

Saturday, August 20

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.

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.

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.

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.

Friday, August 19

Jewell makes small sacrifices for big goal

Olympics hopeful Tyler Jewell understands sacrifice.

Three-way race for District 2 council seat

City Councilman Loui Antonucci will have some competition in the District 2 race this fall.

Robbins pleads not guilty

The driver involved in a June 10 accident that claimed the life of 22-year-old Clark resident Jeffrey Harris pleaded not guilty Friday in Grand County Court.

News in Brief for Aug. 20

The Steamboat Springs Arts Council presents the North Routt County Artists' Studio Tour from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. The self-guided tour will feature 15 artists at nine North Routt studio locations, from Elk River Road to Clark.

De Wardt joins United Colours

Steamboat Springs race car driver Winston de Wardt has joined the United Colours program.

Runners ready for challenge

Seventh annual Ski Haus Continental Divide run Sunday

When Ski Haus started the Continental Divide Trail Run, the local business had area residents -- and its employees -- in mind.

Connell turning seat over

Longtime councilwoman won't seek re-election

After eight years on the Steamboat Springs City Council, former president Kathy Connell won't seek another term.

Commission likes LPS plans

County group continues its praise of proposed subdivisions

The Routt County Planning Commission on Thursday continued its praise for developers' plans for land-preservation subdivisions.

Qdoba coming to 'Boat

Burrito chain preparing to open in Central Park South

Wheat Ridge-based "quick-serve" burrito chain Qdoba Mexican Grill is preparing to open a new restaurant in the Central Park South shopping center.

Experts meet to explore new approach to aging

Too often, seniors' lives are filled with limitations. In addition to physical barriers, they sometimes have little or no say about where and how they age. They may suffer from helplessness and boredom -- a result of being isolated from the community at large.

The Record for Aug. 20

1:08 a.m. A 16-year-old driver near Third and Oak streets received a citation for violating curfew.

Thursday, August 18

Life after 'retirement'

Now in his 70s, John Sant 'Ambrogio feels his life is just beginning.

On Scene for Aug. 19

Under the weather In theory, the Free Summer Concert Series continued last weekend with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band at Howelsen Hill. But from where we stood on Saturday evening, huddled in the middle of a pack of wet concertgoers under the beer tent, the event was, well, under the weather. The band was fantastic, and the crowd was larger than ever until the dark clouds rolled in.

CD reviews for Aug. 19

Nickel Creek "Why Should the Fire Die?" On Sale at All That Jazz for $15.98 Are you allowed to say anything bad about Nickel Creek? They are the darlings of bluegrass or, if you have to use the horrible word, "newgrass."

Yampa Valley's best hay

The Nereson family of Hay�--den can claim the best hay in the Yampa Valley.

Music calendar for Aug. 19

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

WordsWorth Book Club

The WordsWorth Book Club of Steamboat Springs began meeting in late January 2001 at Christine McKelvie's house.

Artists take their work home

Jewelry maker Sarah Buckles Larner pours herself a cup of coffee and walks up the stairs to her studio.

Performing pigs ham it up during fair event

Washington state-based act wows crowd with intelligence, tricks, showmanship

"Some Pig" is what Charlotte might have weaved into her web Thursday at the Routt County Fair.

Podium popular for SSWSC cyclists

It doesn't matter what season it is; the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club finds ways to make impressions.

Triple Crown's complex issue

Summer baseball program president says new facility necessary

Triple Crown Sports President Dave King said Thursday that his summer sports organization will leave Steamboat Springs if new fields are not built in the area.

Group tables feed store plans

Commission wants more details about proposed business

Routt County Planning Commission members on Thursday tabled plans for a ranch and feed store in Phippsburg because they wanted more information about it.

Arts calendar for Aug. 19

¤ Grand opening celebration for the Kim Keith commercial and fine art studio will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. at Copper Ridge Business Park, Suite 204. New work by Susan Schiesser and Karen Schulman also will be on display. Call 846-3680.

Autumn's picks for Aug. 19

Tonight ¤ Grand opening celebration for the Kim Keith commercial and fine art studio When: 4 to 8 p.m. Where: Copper Ridge Business Park, Suite 204 Call: 846-3680. Why you should go: When a local artist opens her own studio after working for others for years, it's time to support her

Beyond his years

Jackie Greene was discovered at an open mic night in 2001.

Traditional blues the traditional way

The inside cover of Nick Moss' new album is of pictures of him in the studio holding his first born, 16-month-old daughter Sadie Mae.

Craig man extradited to Routt County

A Craig man was extradited to Routt County on Wednesday on charges of attempted first-degree murder.

Man sentenced for sex assault

Edwin Eugene Perry of Steamboat gets eight years probation

A Steamboat Springs man was sentenced Tuesday to 90 days in jail and eight years of intense probation after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a child younger than 14. However, he won't have to serve any more time in jail because he was given credit for time already served.

A river flows through it

Louise Fishman is a landscape artist of the interior world.

Cyclists try for pass record

In place of its usual Wednesday criterium training at Moots Cycles, the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club road team looked toward Rabbit Ears Pass.

Blankets knitted with care

Local girls create memorials for two late friends

A trio of Steamboat Springs girls spent a portion of their summer vacation organizing a creative memorial to friends who died suddenly in accidents during the past 12 months.

News in brief for Aug. 19

Horseshoe-pitching contest Saturday Picnics and parties likely have provided horseshoe pitchers plenty of summer practice. On Saturday, pitchers can test their skills during the second annual Routt County Fair horseshoe-pitching contest.

Team can't keep pace in Rifle

The members of the Steamboat Springs High School golf team finally ran out of gas Wednesday after three days of traveling across the state for tournaments.

Lady golfers take swing at Surf & Turf event

The idea behind the Ski Town Women's Golf Association's Surf & Turf Tournament is simple.

The Record for Aug. 19

Wednesday, Aug. 17 1:21 a.m. Loud music was reported playing continuously since 9 p.m. in the 500 block of Buena Vista Court. Officers issued a written warning to the residents.

Environment grants awarded

The Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. awarded $29,300 in grants this week to projects and programs intended to benefit the environment throughout Routt County.

Wednesday, August 17

Rough Buff Pass challenges riders

Daimeon Shanks brought his special climbing attire.

High drama at rabbit show

Children compete for prestigious Best in Show ribbon

The Routt County Fair's open rabbit show had several youths teeter-tottering on their toes Wednesday wondering whether their rabbits would win the prestigious Best in Show ribbon.

Event connects nonprofits with foundations in state

Next month, representatives of major foundations from across the state will stand in an empty field near Granby.

News in brief for Aug. 18

Tickets on sale for benefit concert with Marcovicci Tickets are now on sale for a benefit concert featuring cabaret singer Andrea Marcovicci performing "If I Were A Bell: The songs of Frank Loesser."

The Record for Aug. 18

Tuesday, Aug. 17 1:18 a.m. A woman reported hearing her neighbor's dog barking for more than 30 minutes in the 200 block of Hill Street. The woman later said she heard glass breaking and a thump and thought she saw something fly out the window. Officers arrived and found that the dog had jumped through the window. A report was taken.

Going back in time

During the rest of the year, you can walk through the past at Tread of Pioneers Museum. But on one day of the year, Tread of Pioneers Museum staff will try to lead you through the looking glass into the way they imagine the Old West to be.

Top bronc riders return to 'Boat

Pat Mantle Memorial highlights final weekend of rodeos

It's something cowboy Bryan Costner has wanted to win from the first time he climbed on the back of a bucking horse.

Revisions proposed to plan

Housing authority wants to relax West of Steamboat plan requirements

City and county leaders hope new affordable housing guidelines for the untapped areas west of Steamboat Springs will have 20-20 vision.

Hayden approves student activity fees

Incoming Hayden band students have to pay $50 for uniforms while student athletes do not pay for uniforms.

Funds OK'd for tennis center

Council votes to spend additional $792K to replace facility

Reasoning that it would cost more to delay, the Steamboat Springs City Council voted 6-1 this week to spend an additional $792,481 and move forward with replacing The Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs.

Tuesday, August 16

Additional charges for Tuggle

Hayden man now facing counts of rape, kidnapping, lewd conduct

A Hayden man charged with the attempted murder of his 12-year-old daughter is facing additional charges after Idaho officials confirmed the girl was raped before she was stabbed.

Man charged with ethnic intimidation

A 22-year-old man was arrested Saturday on suspicion of spray-painting racial slurs and a swastika on a car Friday night.

Rider fares well

Just making it to the 13th annual Arabian Youth Nationals was a big step for 10-year-old rider Ryan Fralick.

Council discusses gondola

Proposed people-mover would be 'visionary' investment

Is Steamboat Springs ready to invest in a multimillion dollar public/private gondola at the base of Steamboat Ski Area?

Our View: The Haven worth saving

The progress the Visiting Nurse Association has made in raising funds for The Haven Assisted Living Facility is welcome news, but more remains to be done.

Bikers brave for Buff Pass

Most riders will gain 3,600 vertical feet

Gretchen Sehler hopes Tuesday's showers hold good news for today's climbers.

Golden Meadow road work to start

The town of Hayden is asking residents to be patient during road improvements that are scheduled to begin Monday in Golden Meadows.

Schools to decide on fees

Hayden students may want to save some cash from summer jobs and allowances to help pay for sports and other school activities.

Hayden expects CSAP scores

The Hayden School District expects to receive individual student CSAP scores from the Colorado Department of Edu�--cation by the end of this week.

Planning a topic at national conference

To a non-scientist or planner, GIS technology may not sound very exciting.

Briefs for Aug. 17

The LIFT-UP Donation Center is closed this week. It will reopen Tuesday. The Donation Center simply does not have any room left for donated items. This week will be devoted to processing the huge amount of generous donations on hand so that the center can be open consistently. Call 870-0727.

Hayden School Board to decide on activity fees

Hayden students may want to save some cash from summer jobs and allowances to help pay for sports and other school activities.

District expects CSAP results

Individual scores will help Hayden analyze student performance

The Hayden School District expects to receive individual student CSAP scores from the Colorado Department of Education by the end of the week.

Anderson to run for council

Towny Anderson, a consultant in the field of redeveloping historic properties, has announced his candidacy for an at-large seat on the Steamboat Springs City Council.

Young life to hold golf tournament

Lucas Adams' golf game hasn't improved much since last year's Young Life golf tournament, but he is much more experienced at running a fund-raising event.

Man not wearing helmet in ATV accident

An Arvada man who died Saturday in an all-terrain-vehicle accident south of Steamboat Springs was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

David R. Freseman: Allegations about food bank

I am writing in response to the "Sound Off" comments made in the July 31 Steamboat Pilot & Today regarding the South Routt Food Bank.

Effinger ends Golden streak

Ruth Golden's streak as champion of the Steamboat Ladies Golf Association has come to an end.

The Record for Aug. 17

1:26 a.m. A 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol near U.S. Highway 40 and Routt County Road 25.

Monday, August 15

Salazar praises energy bill

Sen. Ken Salazar told a Steamboat Springs audience Monday the new federal energy bill is a big step forward.

VNA to host Rural Forum on Aging

Between 1990 and 2000, the number of Routt County residents nearing retirement age jumped 95 percent, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

YVHA recommends zoning decrease

The Yampa Valley Housing Authority recommended dec�reasing the amount of affordable housing required in developments west of Steamboat Springs.

Haven acquisition close

The Visiting Nurse Association is nearing the top of the fund-raising hill for acquiring The Haven Assisted Living Center in Hayden.

One woman dies in accident

A 36-year-old woman died Sunday night in a two-vehicle accident about 26 miles east of Steamboat Springs on U.S. Highway 40.

N. Routt bridge to narrow to one lane

The Glen Eden Bridge in Clark will be narrowed to one lane for the next four weeks so the deck can be replaced.

The Record for Aug. 16

Sunday, August 14, 2005 12:42 a.m. A barking dog was reported in the 1500 block of Blue Sage Drive. A report was taken.

Five generations create a lot of stories

With his grandsons marking the sixth generation living in Steamboat Springs, Larry Belton's family witnessed much of the area's history.

Berry works for title

It took two extra holes, but when Monday's high school golf tournament at the Bookcliffe Golf Club in Grand Junction came to an end, Paul Berry was on top of the pack.

Steamboat swimmers make waves at championships

With more than 400 swimmers in Canyon City for the Colorado State Seasonal Championships, it was difficult to get noticed.

News in brief for Aug. 16

Chamber looking for winter calendar events The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association is asking for event information to be included in the winter calendar of events.

Sunday, August 14

News in brief for Aug. 15

Tickets on sale for cabaret singer Andrea Marcovicci Tickets are on sale for a benefit concert featuring cabaret singer Andrea Marcovicci performing "If I Were A Bell: The songs of Frank Loesser."

Tour brings chefs to table

Bonnie Kline thought the best place to talk to Colorado chefs about the cost and quality of the state's lamb was in a remote corner of Routt National Forest.

Tom Ross: I can't get no respect from Rufus

Lake City man gives away hundreds of pounds of sugar each summer

Carl Hurst and his friends have a sugar habit. It's a really big sugar habit.

Business lessons of past

Light family history showcased at Tread of Pioneers Museum

Visiting the new Light family exhibit at the Tread of Pioneers Museum is like taking a crash course in the art of business ownership.

The Record for Aug. 15

Saturday, Aug. 13 12:38 a.m. A noise complaint was made in the 2400 block of Val d'Isere Circle.

Saturday, August 13

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.

Friday, August 12

City Council's Distrit 3 race heats up

City Planning Commissioner Dick Curtis announced plans Friday to run for City Council, representing Steamboat Springs' far south side.

The Record for Aug. 13

Thursday, Aug. 11 6:38 a.m. A person reportedly was illegally dumping trash into a Dumpster in the 800 block of Weiss Drive. The person was gone when officers arrived.

Funding will help Main Lodge

Grant from historic society to aid building reconstruction

Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp recently received a $150,000 grant to repair its aging Main Lodge. The money came from the Colorado Historical Society's State Historical Fund.

Doctor faces charges

A Steamboat Springs optometrist was arrested Thursday on harassment charges after he allegedly grabbed a female employee by the arm and pushed her out a door.

Practice starts Monday

Athletes reminded to have forms completed

The first day of school at Steamboat Springs High School isn't until Aug. 29, but fall sports begin Monday.

Police investigating hate-crime incident at CMC

No suspects have been identified in case of racially offensive graffiti left on vehicle

Several racially offensive slurs were found written in ketchup and mustard on a car parked in one of the Colorado Mountain College parking lots Friday morning.

Outage leaves some in the dark

Isolated businesses, residences affected by power failure

Since Thomas Edison lit the first light bulb in 1879, people have become very dependent on electricity.

Sailors gather for regatta

Lake sailors are some of the best in the sport. They have to be. Winds shift constantly and without warning, and sailors have to be ready.

News Briefs for Aug. 13

Sen. Salazar to come to Steamboat on Monday

Thursday, August 11

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.

Wednesday, August 10

News in Brief for Aug. 11

Girl Scouts recruitment event is at Wal-Mart

VS outbreak causes concerns

Every horse entering fairgrounds will be checked by vets

A horse diagnosed with a highly contagious virus in Moffat County has local officials working to make sure the disease doesn't cause problems at the Routt County Fair.

Counting down to triathlon

More than 300 people expected for inaugural event

Except for a half-dozen ducks racing through the water, Lake Catamount was quiet Wednesday afternoon.

Quakers win lacrosse tourney

Wednesday's championship game ends five-week summer program

A couple of years ago, Kevin Stokes set a goal of making the high school lacrosse team.

The Record for Aug. 11

12:35 a.m. A suspicious vehicle was reported in the Lithium Springs area.

Workshop tailors to retailers

Consultant aims to help businesses be more profitable

Steamboat and Routt County retailers have a chance to learn how to tweak their strategies and become more profitable during a merchandising workshop later this month.

Whistler hosts adult lacrosse competition

Steamboat faces Vail at 10 a.m. Saturday

The Steamboat Roughnecks men's lacrosse team is hosting its annual tournament this weekend at Whistler Park.

Tragedy on pass

Man dies in motorcycle accident

A 62-year-old man died Wednesday afternoon after losing control of his motorcycle on Rabbit Ears Pass.

Officials hope to set salaries

Collaborative Bargaining Team to reconvene when school starts

Steamboat Springs School District officials hope that salaries for Steamboat teachers and staff will be finalized within weeks after the school year begins this fall.

Plans for ski base coming together

The future of the base area will be back in front of the public tonight as the Steamboat Springs Planning Commission gets a look at the Mountain Town Sub Area Plan Update.

Mattea concert rescheduled

A sold-out concert by Kathy Mattea has been rescheduled because of a death in her family.

Tuesday, August 9

Eli Nykamp : Discouraged about water issue

Discouraged about water issue I'm really discouraged that the city is trying to get a mediator for this water representative issue. Do they really think Dan Craig is going to do a bad job representing municipalites, or are they just upset that he opposed their recreational water rights?

County approves Horizons tax question

Boisterous clapping followed the Board of Routt County Commissioners' approval of a ballot measure asking voters to support a 1-mill levy for those with mental retardation.

Our View: Regulation going too far

Our county government provides critical services by regulating roads, public safety and land use. But when it starts regulating craft fairs and spaghetti dinners, it's gone too far.

News in brief for Aug. 10

Wireless Internet available at Bud Werner library Bud Werner Memorial Library is the latest location to go wireless in Steamboat Springs. With hotspot service, anyone with a personal computer configured to connect to a wireless network can link to the library's high-speed system.

At issue: Work force housing

The town of Telluride's work force housing ordinance will be among the topics of discussion Aug. 22, when the Community Alliance of the Yampa Valley hosts a forum at Olympian Hall.

County OKs landfill expansion

The Board of Routt County Commissioners approved on Tuesday landfill expansion plans that should meet the county's waste needs for at least the next 60 years.

Berry to lead young Sailors team

Golf coach optimistic about future of program

The high school golf season started Monday. By Thursday, Steamboat Springs Coach Steve Dodson must have a team for the season-opening tournament at Battlement Mesa.

Family's story is rags-to-riches

Unless you arrived in Routt County yesterday, you've heard the name Iacovetto.

Rugby squad crushes Breck

The Steamboat Rugby Club had little trouble defeating Breckenridge in its two previous meetings this summer, but Saturday's beating went beyond expectations.

Tennis tournament, auction a success

More than $13,000 for the Steamboat Springs High School tennis teams was raised during a weekend tournament.

Teams take best shots at Buick Scramble

Eleven teams took to the fairways and greens at Haymaker Golf Course on Sunday for the 2005 Buick Scramble golf tournament.

Town staff recommends denying plan

Hayden Planning Com�--mission to hear preliminary plans for Dry Creek Village

Developers have made almost none of the changes requested to plans for a proposed 150-unit subdivision in Hayden, so town staff are recommending the plan be denied.

The Record for Aug. 10

Monday, Aug. 8 12: 25 a.m. A noise complaint about loud music was made on Riverside Drive.

Cargo Rodeman : On the smoking ordinance

On the smoking ordinance Dear Editor, I'd like to chime in on the fanatical smoking ordinance hype that so many (now including Steamboat Springs) are cramming down everyone's throats.

Airport manager search continues

After interviewing four candidates, Routt County is continuing its search for a manager for Yampa Valley Regional Airport.

Teacher choice causes drama

Some parents, students concerned about school theater program

Some Steamboat parents and students say the school district's recent choice of a new theater teacher is proof the district is shortchanging its drama program.

Monday, August 8

Senior Odyssey still under fire

Alyssa Pierson placed a sneaker and a sandal on the podium to make a point to the Steamboat Springs School Board about Senior Odyssey.

Fair to heat up next week

The dog days of summer are typical in August, but they rarely come with dog paw readings, pet tricks and the 50-yard dash.

Bridges backs referenda C, D

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Rutt Bridges said he drew one of his earliest lessons in politics from a flock of chickens he was responsible for while growing up in rural Georgia.

Early release days planned

Parents of school-age children might want to start planning for the nine days this school year that students will be released early from school.

The Record for Aug. 9

Sunday, August 7 12:26 a.m. A loud party was reported on Yahmonite Street. Police warned and advised party attendees.

Local riders fill U.S. team

Snowboarding coach Thedo Remmelink must be doing something right in Steamboat Springs.

Rides encouraged to YVRA

As construction begins at Yampa Valley Regional Airport, the county is asking travelers not to park their vehicles in the parking lot long term.

Briefs for Aug. 9

Resident arrested on suspicion of stealing wine A 21-year-old Steamboat Springs man was arrested on suspicion of stealing a $23 bottle of wine from Mambo Italiano.

Sunday, August 7

E! show gets positive reviews

'Filthy Rich: Cattle Drive' comical in television debut Sunday

There were times, Jerad Iacovetto said, when his family had second thoughts about allowing E! Networks to use the Saddleback Ranch to shoot a summer reality show.

News in brief for Aug. 8

YVRA expansion project changes start today Yampa Valley Regional Airport Phase 2 Terminal Expansion Project will start today. Access roads into the airport will be changed, and public parking lots will be under construction.

Woman rescued after fall

Crews work through night to reach climber on 230-foot cliff

Search and rescue crews worked through the night Saturday to rescue a 39-year-old Steamboat Springs woman who was stuck 230-feet high on a cliff.

Fungus on aspen trees not deadly

A wet spring has made a black-spotted fungus on aspen trees more noticeable this summer.

The Record for Aug. 8

Saturday, August 6 12:21 a.m. A drunken pedestrian was reported in the 100 block of Lincoln Avenue.

Saturday, August 6

One step at a time

Chris Stillwell starts over again as he recovers from head injury

Chris Stillwell thinks like an athlete.

Chimney Creek offers lush, private valley

North Routt hideaway prime for hunting, haying

When Steamboat Springs is teeming with traffic and crowds, it's nice to retreat to your own private valley.

The world's 4th-best soap-box racer

Landen Mertz dazzles crowd of 3,000 at world championship races in Ohio

From the minute Landen Mertz, 12, arrived in Akron, Ohio, for the All-American Soap Box Derby World Champ�--ionships, he was treated like a king.

Exhibit Day puts spotlight on 4-H

Kalvert Shiner didn't want to make the skirt she was entering as her annual 4-H project from a traditional pattern. She wanted to go for the gusto and design her own.

Brad Lee Doriot

Yampa resident Brad Lee Doriot died suddenly at his home July 29, 2005. He was 26.

The Record for Aug. 7

Friday, Aug. 5 12:34 a.m. Juveniles were reported skateboarding and being loud in the 3100 block of Columbine Drive. Officers contacted the juveniles and gave them a verbal warning.

Scott Wedel: Bad decision

I am deeply disappointed to read that the Educational Fund Board is willing to grant money for the North Routt Community Charter School while still refusing to consider funding requests from Soutt Routt or Hayden.

Record turnout for race

Erik Sirnes sprinted from the start line, opened a lead of 200 yards within the first minute and then began to worry.

Airport control at issue

Commission weighs becoming taxing authority

Two years after its formation, the Yampa Valley Airport Commission's future role in managing Routt County's two airports is getting a closer look.

Our View: CSAP scores offer insight

We have said it before. Colorado Student Assessment Program test scores are not the only measure of the quality of our public schools.

Rick Akin, Harmon Buckland, Gene Cook, Paul Epley, Sam Haslem, Del Lockhart , Jennifer Schubert-Akin: Beware the RINOs

The full-page advertisements appearing in the Colorado Statesman and other publications entitled, "Coloradans are getting behind Referenda C & D," can't be cheap. Every one of those organizations has its hand in the public till. The barrage of radio ads and the glossy pamphlets promoting the passage of C and D are not cheap, either. You can bet that virtually every dollar paying for the expensive promotions is coming from interests that expect to get their money back from Colorado's coffers. It is a wonderful country where taxpayer money can be used to convince us to pay more taxes. After asking our representative in the State House why he was supporting a tax increase, we were told, "But there will not be any new taxes with C and D!" Excuse us, we went to school when they still taught math, reading and writing. If we taxpayers overpaid our taxes by $3 billion, we should be getting it back ... it's ours. If a referendum passes so that we don't get it back, that is a new tax.

A league of their own

South Routt players working to establish local women's softball program

Sisters Charlene Regan and Janet Rossi began playing softball when they were about 13 years old and never gave the game up. Now, 25 years later, the women are trying to start a softball team in Oak Creek to get other women as involved with the sport as they are.

Ward driving Wildhorse roundup

Proposed projects could spark base-area redevelopment

Preliminary plans for two big residential projects -- One Steamboat Place and Wildhorse Meadows -- are reminders that big changes are in store near Steamboat Ski Area.

Sam Haslem: Craig is the best choice

I feel that the future of water in Northwest Colorado is one of the most important issues that we need to address at the present and plan for in the future.

Holly Larson: Triple Crown loud

This is in response to Clair Flatt's letter about the mountain noise.Thank you for expressing your observations about the noise level on the mountain. I agree with you that it is a nonstop party. You would think that this is an issue all the time with the crowds in Ski Time Square, but it is not.It is much quieter in the winter.The loudness only begins when Triple Crown softball teams roll into town.

Sound Off for Aug. 7

Whether Oak Creek should or shouldn't form its own building department has yet to be determined, but they should be able to explore their options. It's up to the town of Oak Creek.

Education Briefs for Aug. 7

Kindergarten enrollment under way

The long road home

Mark Iverson overcomes medical woes to return to top form

Mark Iverson was a gifted student-athlete. He was well-liked and had a strong support system of family and friends. Life was easy. The only thing Iverson couldn't do well was sleep, and no one knew why.

Race benefits RMYC

For the first time, proceeds from Saturday's Mount Werner Classic will go to Rocky Mountain Youth Corps.

Cars star at Beaux Arts

When 4-year-old Grace Geraghty saw the giant orange art car shaped like a human head, all she could do was run over to it. After inspecting a microscopic paint chip on one of the car's teeth, she scrunched up her nose and said, "Daddy, he needs to brush his teeth."

Recent cases spur interest in sex-offender registries

In 1994, a 7-year-old New Jersey girl named Megan Kanka was raped and murdered by a convicted child molester who had moved across the street from her family without their knowledge. After the crime, community members banded together to get a law passed that would force sex offenders to register in their communities.

George W. Koler

Longtime Oak Creek resident George W. Koler died July 26, 2005, at the Doak Walker Care Center in Steamboat Springs. He was 76.

Anthony A. Montoya

Craig resident Anthony A. Montoya died July 29, 2005, at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction. He was 70.

Mike Kien: Needless excess

The town of Oak Creek should not establish its own building department. We should take the time necessary to modify the existing building code to meet our needs. We cannot afford the manpower requirements to administer our own building department.

John Russell: This city boy takes aim at clays

After attempting to shoot my first clay pigeon with a shotgun, there was no use in trying to lie.

Business briefs for Aug. 7

Alpine Bank wins major marketing award Steamboat Springs

Maggie Ryan Baumgartner

Maggie Ryan Baumgartner, daughter of Gretchen and Peter Baumgartner of Steamboat Springs, was born at 9:21 a.m. July 27, 2005. She weighed 7 pounds and 9 ounces and was 20 inches long. Her grandparents are George Baumgartner of Sunset Beach, N.C., Joan Kohn of Port Ludlow, Wash., and Pamela Kushmaul of Almogordo, N.M.

Daniel Albert Morton

Daniel Albert Morton, son of Nicole and Nathan Morton of Steamboat Springs, was born at 9:45 p.m. July 13, 2005. He weighed 7 pounds and 12 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. His grandparents are Albert and Christine Leonard of West Chester, Pa., and Dan and Stacy Morton of Littleton.

Steve Lewis: Developers can't mitigate it all

Your recent commentary on affordable housing was accurate and helpful (Steamboat Today, July 20). Whitney Ward's offer of 0.5 percent of his proposed projects' sales and resales toward affordable housing shows an innovative willingness to reduce the growing cost burden that housing presents to our teachers, nurses and carpenters.

Friday, August 5

Outfitter worried about road

Three Forks Ranch officials appeal county's decision about oil-well route

Three Forks Ranch officials are appealing a Routt County decision to allow an access road to an oil-well site on public land.

Evidence of sexual assault

Idaho officials: 12-year-old stabbing victim was assaulted

Idaho officials have confirmed that a 12-year-old girl who was stabbed by her father and left for dead in the Idaho wilderness last month also was sexually assaulted.

Titles for Little League players

The Expos, Pirates and Rockies all earned tournament titles last week when the Little League baseball season in Steamboat Springs came to an end.

Cycling team turns field black and blue

The finish area was looking a little blue.

Mathias Peter Radl Jones

Mathias Peter Radl Jones, son of Ivana Radlova and Travis Jones of Steamboat Springs, was born at 5:45 p.m. July 16, 2005. He weighed 8 pounds and was 21 inches long. His sibling is Sebastian. His grandparents are Vera Radlova and the late Ivan Radl of Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic, and Judy and Gordon Jones of Steamboat.

Man hikes to Hunter S. Thompson's funeral

Rick McKinney needed to clear his head, so he went for a walk.

The Record for Aug. 6

12:24 a.m. A man and woman were reported arguing in the 2000 block of Homestead Court.

The Wild Child

Lerwill brings nationally known act to rodeo grounds

Born into a rodeo family, it should come as little surprise that Troy Lerwill's career path landed him in an arena.

Cafe, florist slated for Wildhorse

A florist and a bistro/cafe will be among the mix of retail shops, restaurants and services at Wildhorse Marketplace.

Final toast for wine festival

Part-time resident and winemaker will pour his creations

Steamboat Wine Festival's three days of wine and food tasting end today with a Grand Tasting of more than 500 wines.

News in Brief for Aug. 6

Registration under way for Philanthropy Days

Thursday, August 4

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.

Sit back and judge

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

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.

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.

Lockhart retiring from CHS

Betty Lockhart never had plans to be a principal.

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.

Wednesday, August 3

Come one, come all

Town Challenge Series offers something for everyone

Julie Hagenbuch made Gretchen Sehler an offer.

Partial grant gifted

North Routt charter school may get $12,000

The North Routt Com-munity Charter School could begin this school year with $12,000 toward the $45,000 it needs to be an Expeditionary Learning school.

Trailer demolition serves as painful reminder

Westland Mobile Home Park residents continue to worry about their future relocation

Westland Mobile Home Park residents awoke Wednesday morning to the sounds of a trackhoe and dump truck -- painful reminders that their homes are disposable.

Council has concerns about project

Steamboat Springs City Council members expressed concern Tuesday night about the height of buildings proposed for a condominium project next to Gondola Square.

Board to consider designation

Resident wants Hayden to become a Tree City USA town

About 100 years ago, not long after Hayden became an incorporated town, a young man walked to the Yampa River and gathered cottonwood seeds.

Man to face trial in second case

A man facing vehicular homicide charges has denied an accusation that he was driving recently despite having a revoked license.

Craig suspect pleads guilty to robbery

An 18-year-old Craig man pleaded guilty Wednesday to robbing a man on the Yampa River Core Trail.

The Record for Aug. 4

12:24 a.m. A man and woman were reported arguing in the 1500 block of Meadow Lane. Police officers gave the man a courtesy ride somewhere else.

Horizons' request approved

County commissioners support group's ballot question

The Routt County Board of Commissioners needed convincing before it supported a ballot question asking voters to contribute 1 mill to people with mental retardation who use Horizons Specialized Services.

News in Brief for Aug. 4

Small fire causes damage, closes Eighth Street

Tuesday, August 2

Building their dreams

Self-help families making progress on affordable homes

In April, a group of families tackled a totally unfamiliar task: framing and roofing a home.

Feedback wanted on activity fees

The Hayden School District wants to hear parents' opinions about an activity fee proposal before the Hayden School Board decides the issue Aug. 17.

Hayden teen honored as volunteer

During the trials and tribulations of growing up, it helps to have a "cool" and committed mentor -- a big sister of sorts to give advice about friends, school and peer pressure.

Omar M. Campbell : Issue up for debate

Issue up for debate "Time to Deal; It's Pointless to Debate" was the headline of Our View in the July 27 edition of Steamboat Today.

Our View: Proceed with caution

Oak Creek's town board members have earned a reputation for setting their minds to a task and getting the job done. That's how they revamped their police department. That's how they got their covered hockey rink built.

Strong scores in city schools

Steamboat Springs School District students once again scored well better than their peers across the state on Colorado Student Assessment Program tests.

The 19th hole

Haymaker Junior Championship decided in playoff

Eighteen holes of golf was not enough to decide this year's Haymaker Junior Club Championship.

Hayden scores have glitch

Coding errors result in big decreases in reading, writing

Hayden School District officials are struggling to sort out a scoring glitch that resulted in big decreases in CSAP reading and writing scores for fourth- and fifth-graders.

The Record for Aug. 3

Monday, August 1 7:58 a.m. Someone reported seeing several cars speeding in the area of Snow Bowl Plaza and Lincoln Avenue. Extra officers were sent to patrol the area.

County says 'yes' to airport rental-car fees

Routt County commissioners approved a $4-a-day charge on rental cars at Yampa Valley Regional Airport to raise money for improvement projects at the airport.

Care center's dog missing

The Doak Walker Care Center is missing one of its residents: Scooter the Tibetan spaniel.

S. Routt shows strong performance

The South Routt School District not only saw improvement in its CSAP scores, but it also scored above state averages for many of the statewide tests.

News in brief for Aug. 3

'Janko and the Giant' will run in Sunday newspaper Because of a publication error, the final installment of "Janko and the Giant" did not run as scheduled in the Sunday, July 31 issue of the Steamboat Pilot & Today.

Resident: Save the shade

Town Board to consider 'Tree City' designation

About 100 years ago, not long after Hayden became an incorporated town, a young man walked to the Yampa River and gathered cottonwood seeds.

School Board petitions available today

People who want to run for School Board openings can pick up nomination petitions starting today.

Clair Flatt : Mountain noisy

Mountain noisy Ah, summertime condominium living on the mountain above Ski Time Square. Slide open the windows and doors and catch that invigorating mountain air.

Tennis Center over budget

Council members look at ways to cut list of improvements

Steamboat Springs City Council members had a hard time swallowing an almost 50 percent increase in the budget to replace the tennis bubble.

Steamboat City Council races begin

Just out of the starting gate, the Steamboat Springs City Council race looks as if it could be an interesting one with a variety of choices.

Monday, August 1

Horizons' tax request up for review

The Board of Routt County Commissioners will discuss whether a mill levy should be on November's ballot, and, if so, how high it should be to support those in Routt County with mental retardation.

Rally's success affects group

Deb Curd doesn't play golf, but she was thrilled when she learned that this year's Rally for a Cure golf tournament was the most successful in the event's six-year history.

BLM works on plan

Alternatives for how to manage 1.3 million acres of Bureau of Land Management land in Northwest Colorado long into the future are almost finished.

Residents explore center's potential

In an ideal world, a new community center would include space for recreation, performing arts, games and a multitude of other uses.

County to look at rental car charge

Routt County is looking to impose a $4 a day fee on rental cars at the Yampa Valley Regional Airport to help cover costs of airport upgrades.

News in brief for Aug. 2

Sponsor or design a bra for Bust of Steamboat The Yampa Valley Breast Cancer Awareness Project is looking for local artists and sponsors for the 2005 Bust of Steamboat.

The Record for Aug. 2

Sunday, July 31 12:39 a.m. A 40-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence on U.S. Highway 40.

Bike series gears up

Dog Days of Summer race to be held Wednesday at Howelsen Hill

Wednesday night's mountain bike race at Howelsen Hill will kick off a busy month for the Town Challenge series.

Council race begins today

Interested residents can submit nomination petitions

Those interested in throwing their hats into the Steamboat Springs City Council race can begin gathering signatures today.

Bond set in sex offender case

Man arrested on suspicion of assaulting child, failing to register

A $100,000 bond was set Monday for a man arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a child and failing to register as a sex offender.