News for Saturday, January 8, 2005



Hoffner -- Schwab

Mr. and Mrs. Scott Hoffner of Steamboat Springs are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelley Marie Hoffner, to Joe Schwab, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Schwab of Kihei, Hawaii.

News of mine closure raises questions

For more than 40 years, millions of tons of black coal excavated from the Seneca mine near Hayden have fueled the fires of the Hayden Power Station.

Brian Pence: Response to Kristof

This is in response to Nicholas D. Kristof's column, "Land of Penny Pinchers," which ran in the Today on Jan. 6.

Bulldogs beat Sailors by 33

Thirty-three points. That was the gap between the Moffat County and Steamboat Springs girls basketball teams Saturday, though Sailors coach Ashley Berggren doesn't believe that is true.

Sailors win -- again

Steamboat gets second win of season against rival Bulldogs

Steamboat Springs boys basketball coach Kelly Meek has been in the profession for more than 30 years, so he doesn't get nervous before games such as Saturday's league opener against rival Moffat County, but he still gets excited.

Three SSWSC skiers in top three

Mader, Douglas, Demetrian lead

Skiing on a course designed in the likeness of the 2002 Olympic freestyle venue in Utah, three members of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club posted top-three finishes in the second day of the Ski Town USA Freestyle competition.

John F. Russell: World-class athletes worthy of admiration

It's easy to admire Monte Meier for the challenges he has faced and the things he has overcome since losing his right leg as an 8-year-old.

The Record for Jan. 9

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.

In-town serenity at Anglers Retreat

A popular vintage poster depicts skiers on horses plodding through the snow against a backdrop of Mount Werner and Steamboat's iconic More Barn.

Thomas Edward Moorehead

Thomas Edward Moorehead, son of Alana Marie and Timothy Edward Moorehead of Steamboat Springs, was born at 11:31 p.m. Dec. 25, 2004.

Dogman 'keeps it country'

Local personality has been 'training people' for years

He walks into your life, half-preacher, half-cowboy. Before he steps into your house, before he meets your dog, Sand Reed already has looked you up and down, inside and out, and he's ready to teach you about yourself.

Announcer brings love of sports to town

Jenny Siegle has accumulated a long list of accomplishments during her life.

Class Notes for Jan. 9

Steamboat Springs High School student Michael O'Hara was selected to attend the Presidential Classroom Program in Washington, D.C. The June program offers high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to meet with America's public policy leaders, including congressmen, presidential appointees, military officials, business leaders and journalists.

Jasper and Jayden Patrick

Jasper and Jayden Patrick, sons of Brandy and Jason Patrick of Steamboat Springs, were born at 3:35 and 3:37 p.m., respectively, Dec. 31, 2004.

Business briefs for Jan. 9

'Alpine Swines' literacy campaign raises $86K Alpine Bank's "Alpine Swines" literacy campaign raised $86,000 to benefit projects and agencies on Colorado's Western Slope.

A grand buying opportunity

Full-ownership units available at Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel

Grand Summit Resort Properties, which owns and markets condominium units at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel, recently entered into an agreement with Prudential Steamboat Realty, which will be the exclusive sales agent for the whole-ownership units.

John O. Ross: Read the statute

Dear City Council Members: After reading C.R.S. 31-25-102 Legislative Declaration from the Urban Renewal Authority Statute, it seems to me that some of you who are pushing for an URA haven't read this part of the statute.

Janice Lee Monson Thibault (1925-2004)

Former Steamboat Springs resident Janice Lee Thibault passed away Sept. 17, 2004, in Mesa, Ariz. She was 78.

Speaking their minds

Students compete in speech competition, play host to judges, teams

"OK, class, ready for a story?" Ariella Kuchler stood hunchbacked at the front of the classroom, peering over her imaginary reading glasses at an imaginary group of students. Her open hands representing the open pages of the fairy tale "Rumplestiltskin," Kuchler licked her fingers and turned a nonexistent page.

Sound Off for Jan. 9

Big-box and chain store developments do not support the entrepreneurial spirit of Steamboat Springs and Main Street. Say no to big boxes, chain stores and profiteering developers.

Omar M. Campbell: Let the people decide

I have a simple solution for the URA proposal and for the location of the justice center. The only fair way is to let the people decide democratically -- by countywide vote.

Richard Levy: Colorado's water

The Yampa River has long been identified as one of the longest undammed and undeveloped rivers in the West. It is naive to think that outside water interests have overlooked that fact. The Yampa River Valley stands to benefit greatly from the "Colorado Water Heritage Act," which is being introduced to our state Legislature.

South Routt calendar for Jan. 9

Monday, Jan. 10 n The Oak Creek Public Library is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. n The Toponas Public Library is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Spiffy Dog gives entrepreneurs fresh start

Edward Watson and John Cardillo have reinvented themselves in the business sense, and this time, they have a doggone golden idea.

Survivor grew up in Oak Creek

It was 9 a.m. Dec. 26 when Kendra Johnson woke up in her hotel room on the small beach town of Mirissa, Sri Lanka.

Our View: TABOR needs tweaking

Colorado legislators return to work Tuesday with an agenda that has never been so sharply focused.

Playing a numbers game

Stack the odds against danger with education

By all accounts, Michael Gebhardt was an experienced out-of-bounds skier who ventured into the backcountry with the proper training and equipment to help him avoid, or survive, an avalanche. In a slide last week on Soda Mountain, he died anyway.

Norah Francis Pietras

Norah Francis Pietras, daughter of Christine and Kyle Pietras of Steamboat Springs, was born at 5:39 p.m. Dec. 31, 2004.

Couple recognized for water work

Iacovettos honored for three decades of service to Phippsburg Water District

Louise Iacovetto has sent out her last set of water bills.