Stories for July 2005

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Sunday, July 31

News in brief for Aug. 1

Woman's vehicle catches on fire in Hayden A woman's car caught on fire in Hayden at 3:46 p.m. Saturday.

The Record for Aug. 1

Saturday, July 30 1:33 a.m. Someone was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in the 200 block of Lincoln Avenue.

S. Routt member resigns

School Board immediately appoints replacement for Babcock

South Routt School Board member Bill Babcock has resigned after sixteen years of service.

Gas leak occurs in Oak Creek

A leaky propane tank in Oak Creek resulted in the evacuation of one apartment complex Saturday night.

Saturday, July 30

Real estate still topping records

In 2004, Realtors were pleased to see the market rebound, rounding out the year with record activity.

Alpine Taxi's family grows

Owner acquires competitor's assets

A year after purchasing Alpine Taxi from her employer, Lisa Adamo has acquired the assets of one of her competitors.

Living in luxury

Control more than the TV from your couch

In the next few years, affluent vacation-home owners should be able to download Hollywood films and store them as digital files. Then, using just the remote control, an action-flick fan could even custom design a program of his or her all-time favorite chase scenes.

Business briefs for July 31

Matthew Piva has been named the executive chef of the AAA Four Diamond Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel and Conference Center in Steamboat Springs. Piva will oversee the culinary direction The Cabin, Chaps, Cafe on the Knoll, conference and banquet operations, and in-room dining.

John F. Russell: Golfer's love should inspire all

Seventy-three-year-old Bill Nickey doesn't move as fast as he once did.

Lower temps, happier fish

Yampa River in best late-summer shape in four years

The temperature in the Yampa River at noon Friday was 67 degrees, and don't think the trout in the river's town section failed to notice. River temperatures had poked into the 70s the preceding week, a range in which trout become less active.

The Record for July 31

Friday, July 29 3:44 a.m. A dog was reported barking on Hilltop Parkway, but officers were unable to locate the animal.

The Arrest Record for July 31

Saturday, July 23 Rogelio Escobar Reyes, 29, Steamboat Springs -- DUI, DUI per se, weaving (Colorado State Patrol)

Kenneth Eugene Omlid: 1953 -- 2005

Twenty-five-year Steamboat Springs resident Kenneth Eugene Omlid died July 12, 2005, at his home in Cedaredge. He was 52. Ken was born July 8, 1953, in Petersburg, N.D.

Donald L. Richmond: 1928 -- 2005

Longtime Steamboat Springs resident Donald L. Richmond died July 21, 2005. He was 77.

Barbara "Bobbie" Day-Schoen: 1931 -- 2005

Steamboat Springs resident Bobbie Day-Schoen passed away June 2, 2005, from injuries she sustained as a result of a car accident. She was 74.

Katie (Boettler) Bowman and uella (Boettler) Berry: Cemetery needs help

I visited Steamboat Springs on Memorial Day weekend to honor beloved relations in the cemetery. As we drove around to the different sections of town, it was obvious that the residents and the city officials take great pride in the town's appearance, as it is very pretty and well-maintained.

Richard J. Rende: Ban ruins businesses

I am a firm believer that the smoking ordinance is a good thing for our little town. It is very nice to walk down the street without getting a face full of cigarette smoke. I understand how places of pubic accommodation should be smoke free, especially in a town composed largely of non-smokers. Despite this, there is a point where a line needs to be drawn.

Our View: Time to walk the talk

Late August is a telling time in city politics.

Soundoff for July 31

Win-win situation Regarding a library expansion, this is a win-win situation. The seniors will get a new, much-needed, more easily accessible community center, and the town will get a larger, more comfortable library. I'm definitely in favor of both projects moving forward.

South Routt Calendar for July 31

Monday, Aug. 1 The Oak Creek Public Library is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Horses prance into world championships

Bryan Luark's passion for horses and reining began nine years ago, when he got involved with 4-H.

Class notes for July 31

Steamboat graduate to study medicine

Opening children's eyes

Yampatika programs teach youngsters about nature

Seven-year-old Casey Curry, of Austin, Texas, ran around Yampa River Botanic Park on Wednesday with a big net.

Beauprez makes stop in Steamboat

Even though Colorado Congressman Bob Beauprez had just flown in from Washington, D.C., the night before, he was in Northwest Colorado at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, ready to shake some hands and talk politics.

South Routt Farmers Market growing

Shari Fink and Tracy Zuschlag thought it would be a good idea for their husbands to start running a regular farmers market from their business. But the guys, Tim Fink and Chris Zuschlag, nixed the idea.

In the details

Craftsmanship of buildings tells city's story

Thousands of vehicles and pedestrians bustle down Lincoln Avenue on a summer day and never pause to "hear" the story being told in a city where history is young.

Vehicles get new start

Cars become art

Lynne Masters parked the "Lizard King" art car in front of Wal-Mart on Thursday, then walked into the store. She left me to sit in the passenger seat alone.

Beck Kakela Honebein

Beck Kakela Honebein, son of Anne Kakela and Frederic Honebein of Corvallis, Ore., was born June 23, 2005. He weighed 9 pounds and 2 ounces and was 22 inches long. His grandparents are Wayne and Linda Kakela of Steamboat Springs and Carlton and Helen Honebein of Auburn, Calif.

Dane Raphael Eggleston

Dane Raphael Eggleston, son of Allyse and Steven Eggleston of Steamboat Springs, was born at 9:10 p.m. July 15, 2005. He weighed 5 pounds and 9 ounces and was 18 inches long. His sibling is Gabriel Eggleston. His grandparents are Doug Eggleston and Elaine Procter of Trenton, Mich., Joy Eggleston of London, England, Jane Barr of Steamboat Springs, and Darrell Behling of Dearborn, Mich.

Mary Deanna David

Mary Deanna David, daughter of Marissa and John David of Craig, was born at 5:33 p.m. July 18, 2005. She weighed 5 pounds and 15 ounces and was 19 inches long. Her siblings are Alina and Kiersten David of Craig. Her grandparents are William and Mary Bryant of San Manuel, Ariz., Robert and Deanna David of Hayden, Allison Daniels of Tucson, Ariz., and Tha David.

Nicholas Harris Hammer

Nicholas Harris Hammer, son of Katharine and Matthew Hammer of Steamboat Springs, was born at 3:37 a.m. July 19, 2005. He weighed 8 pounds and 5 ounces and was 22 inches long. His grandparents are Cynthia Harris and the late Nick Harris of Steamboat Springs, and Janice and James Hammer of Cheyenne, Wyo.

Matthew Riley Irsfeld

Matthew Riley Irsfeld, son of Debbie and Brian Irsfeld of Steamboat Springs, was born at 5:05 a.m. July 20, 2005. He weighed 7 pounds and 8 ounces and was 21 inches long. His grandparents are Elaine and Turner West of Denver, Mike and Leslie Irsfeld of Colorado Springs, and Larry and Cheryl Traudt of Waco, Texas.

Lila Christine Boniface

Lila Christine Boniface, daughter of Kelly and Peter Boniface of Steamboat Springs, was born at 5:57 p.m. July 25, 2005. She weighed 7 pounds and 2 ounces and was 19 inches long. Her sibling is Isabelle Boniface. Her grandparents are Robert and Christine Keim of Cape Cod, Mass., and Peter and Dee Boniface of Cape Cod, Mass.

Ava Nicole Grasty

Ava Nicole Grasty, daughter of Nicole and John Grasty of Steamboat Springs, was born at 11:42 p.m. July 26, 2005. She weighed 6 pounds and 15 ounces and was 19.75 inches long. Her siblings are Haven and Madison Grasty. Her grandparents are Dean and Rina Martin of Steamboat Springs, and Marilyn Grasty of Gray, Tenn.

Maika Raine Booth

Maika Raine Booth, daughter of Shannon Ketchum and Kyle Booth of Craig, was born at 2:46 a.m. July 22, 2005. She weighed 7 pounds and 3 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. Her sibling is Marlei Kayona. Her grandparents are Annie and Mike Terrill of Craig, Marty Ketchum of Canon City, and Linda and John Booth of Hobe Sound, Fla. Her great-grandparents are Sam and Sharon Ketchum of Craig, and Doris and John Booth of Midlothian, Va.

Cody Keenan Hawn

Cody Keenan Hawn, son of Connie and George Hawn of Hayden, was born at 11:10 p.m. July 23, 2005. He weighed 7 pounds and 14.5 ounces and was 21.75 inches long. His grandparents are Jim and Barbara Brazelton of Hayden, and the late Roland and the late Anita Hawn of Little Rock, Ark.

Transactions for July 20 to 26

HAUSMAN, MARILYN to MOORE, TODD W. for 1ST ADD TO SS SUBDIVISION SOUTHERLY 12 1/2FT OF LOT 40, LOT 39, & NORTHERLY 7 1/2FT OF LOT 38, BLOCK 11 -- $510,000

Horses, riding and friendship

Routt County Gymkhana Club's Thursday night series is a family affair

It's just a typical Thursday night for the Logan family.

Hayden real estate values on rise

People may be looking to Hayden for more affordable housing, but real estate numbers show the town is not immune to the price growth for which Steamboat Springs is known.

Rugby squad triumphs

For more than a decade, Vail has tormented Steamboat Springs on the rugby field, but on Saturday, the local team turned the tables.

Friday, July 29

Case spurs interest in sex-offender registries

In the past week, the Routt County Sheriff's Office has fielded as many requests to view the list of registered sex offenders as it had seen in the past year, records custodian Elise Bennett said.

Woman holds town's history

In the "Historical Guide to Routt County," the entire story of the town of Trull is told in one paragraph.

The Record for July 30

12:18 a.m. A man reported hitting a deer with his motorcycle in the 500 block of Hilltop Parkway. Neither the man nor the deer was injured. Officers took a report.

News in Brief for July 30

Browns Park fire ban goes into effect today

Ski master-plan feedback sought

People interested in the future development of the slopes and facilities at Steamboat Ski Area have a chance to share their opinions with the U.S. Forest Service.

Flood of sewage after rainstorm

Diluted sewage flooded into the basements of some downtown businesses after an intense storm hit Steamboat Springs on Monday and overloaded sanitary sewer lines.

Accused priest worked in Steamboat

A Colorado priest accused of molesting young boys spent several months working in Steamboat Springs in 1990 as an assistant priest.

Tuggle appears in court

Man suspected of stabbing daughter says little during first hearing

A man suspected of stabbing his 12-year-old daughter and leaving her for dead in the Idaho wilderness had his first court appearance Wednesday.

Thursday, July 28

Autumn's Picks for July 29

Tonight Free Summer Concert Series: Sonny Landreth When: 5:30 p.m. Where: Howelsen Hill Cost: Free Why you should go: I'll be there.

Briefs for July 29

U.S. Senator Wayne Allard's Western Colorado Area Director, Derek Wagner, will conduct Senate office hours in Steamboat Springs from 8 to 9 a.m. today in the Ante Room of the Routt County Courthouse Annex.

Wildhorse Meadows discussed

Planning Commission: Development should not be exclusive

Steamboat Springs Planning Commissioners said they did not want all the amenities offered in Wildhorse Meadows to be exclusive to its residents and guests.

Swimmers take on state

He's been there three times, but Cole Worsley says not even his experience at the state meet helps calm his nerves.

City mulls older building assessments

Historic assessments would be required for all buildings 50 years old or older before they could be demolished or substantially remodeled, if the city approves a new proposal.

Tourism nearing climax

This weekend brings to town 110 youth baseball teams and 200-plus members of the Colorado Contractors Association, signaling the possible peak of the summer tourism season. However, next weekend's Steamboat Wine Festival remains a wild card.

Additional charges in coke case

New charges were filed Wednesday in the case against a man accused of selling cocaine near Soda Creek Elementary School.

The Record for July 29

12:51 a.m. A man was arrested on suspicion of having less than 1 ounce of marijuana in the 1300 block of Dream Island Plaza.

Volunteers take lead, fight weeds

'Weed warriors' finding and mapping two types of toadflax

One key to combating noxious weeds is knowing where they are, how quickly they've spread and which treatments are successful.

Autumn Phillips; More information

I think her name was Isabella, or maybe that was the name of her three-legged dog. We met in the Paris airport, both of us caught in limbo.

Top philanthropists named

The term "philanthropy" evokes images of wealthy people writing checks. But there's more to it than that, as the board of directors of the Yampa Valley Community Foundation recognized during its annual Philanthropist of the Year awards.

YVRA Phase 2 work celebrated

Resort and community leaders celebrated a groundbreaking at Yampa Valley Regional Airport this week that wasn't always a sure thing.

Oak Creek talks building department

The Oak Creek Town Board decided Thursday to hold future work sessions with Routt County officials and the International Code Council to discuss its options in creating a new building department.

Preservationists eye school

Some pushing for historic registration of Steamboat's old high school

Several people working locally on historic preservation efforts want to see the old high school in downtown Steamboat Springs preserved, and they want to offer the Steamboat Springs School District help in doing so.

City wants residents' input

Meeting scheduled Monday to discuss a new community center

The idea of no longer gathering at the community center near Little Toots Park may be sad for some residents.

Preview the peace process

The story couldn't have unfolded better if it had been scripted.

Art hanging right where it should be

Now that 80 paintings and photographs hang in the Yampa Valley Medical Center office building, the bare walls that once stood there seem cold, sterile and inappropriate for a place of healing.

Arts Calendar for July 29

Art (ongoing) The M.O.R.E. Art Site Project is exhibiting work of local and national artists in the halls of Yampa Valley Medical Center, Ambiente and Chieftain Plaza through October.

A hidden talent unveiled

The room is empty. It is newly built. The walls still need to be painted. Light pours in through the windows onto the clean wooden floor, and Mary Yamamoto can picture all the things that will fill her new art studio when it is ready.

On Scene for July 29

Was the circus in town? The Melissa Ivey Band was on stage, but the entertainment Saturday night came from the audience at Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill. I'm not sure whether the circus or a wandering theater group was in town, but within the first hour of the show, something of an attention, getting melee was spreading through the venue. First, a woman started jumping rope in the bar area. The manager walked by and said, "Um. No jump roping in the bar, ma'am." And if the atmosphere wasn't strange enough at that point, suddenly a woman started tap dancing in front of the crowd. Tap, tap, shuffle, shuffle. As soon as she took her seat, someone in the corner started playing the spoons.

It's all in his head

If you've only heard the music to "Cabaret" and never seen a production, you're in for a surprise.

CD reviews for July 29

Frank Black "Honeycomb"Available at All That Jazz for $16.98 We were introduced to Frank Black as lead singer of the Pixies. After years of having his voice in my headphones, I didn't know exactly what I was expecting from his latest solo album, "Honeycomb." All I know is my expectations were high. I expected something quirky. Maybe something a little sarcastic.

Music calendar for July 29

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

Call it 'Texas jazz'

Hot Club of Cowtown guitar player, Whit Smith, didn't tell me the real news until we were about to say goodbye.

Coaxing sound for Steamboat

Sonny Landreth looks as if he could break his guitar while he works to get the right sound out of it. He doesn't just slide a bottleneck up and down the frets. He hits and taps the body of his guitar. He picks the strings. He squeezes the sound out of it like someone wringing out a rag.

Former resident back to rock out

Aimee Bushong is praying for good weather. Since moving away from Steamboat Springs, she had come back twice in hopes of showing her old friends how much she has grown as a musician. The first time, she played at the Wolf Den and couldn't compete with a big-name act playing on the mountain. The second time, she played at Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill the day after Halloween.

Local finds teacher in hip-hop pioneer

Cody Smith walked into Levelz on Feb. 18, oblivious that his life was about to change. He organized his records and prepared to open for KRS-One, juggling beats as DJ Cocheze.

Wednesday, July 27

Wine festival kicked up a notch

Organizers of the Steamboat Wine Festival are upping the ante next week by adding visiting master sommeliers and the opportunity to taste $175 bottles of cabernet.

Juniors rope shootout titles

Dressed in plaid Bermuda shorts, black leather golf shoes and a navy visor, nobody would mistake 12-year-old Preston Walker for a cowboy.

City bags pet pick-up program

Dog owners expected to supply own receptacles

There's no way around it: Picking up poop is one of the most unpleasant aspects of dog ownership.

Town eyes new department

After months of battling the Routt County Building Department, the town of Oak Creek might be creating its own.

VNA applies for state grant

Money would be used for health kiosks in Moffat, Routt counties

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is applying for a $121,000 state grant that would provide health kiosks across Routt and Moffat counties.

Ridge Road to be paved

City to begin work on last gravel road soon

City officials have plans this summer to pave the city's last remaining gravel road, but that is all the work they intend to do on Ridge Road.

The Record for July 28

Tuesday, July 27 Midnight A woman reported hearing people splashing in her pond in the 2900 block of Honeysuckle Lane, but it turned out to be a bear, and officers scared it off.

Briefs for July 28

Community Foundation taking grant applications The Yampa Valley Com-munity Foundation's quarterly competitive grant forms are being accepted through 5 p.m. Monday. The Community Foundation allocates funds for projects and programs that demonstrate progress toward achieving healthy community goals in the areas of: Art and Culture, Education, Environment, Health and Human Services, and Recreation. The Community Foundation will consider proposals from organizations and individuals from nonprofit organizations in Routt and Moffat counties. Grant applications can be found at www.yvcf.org or at 465 Anglers Drive, Suite 2-G. Call 879-8632.

Tuggle taken into custody

Authorities arrest Hayden man suspected of stabbing his daughter

The man suspected of stabbing his 12-year-old daughter and leaving her for dead in the Idaho wilderness was arrested early Tuesday morning.

Tuggle taken into custody

John Rollins Tuggle has been taken into custody by law enforcement in Wallace, Idaho. Tuggle is suspected of stabbing his 12-year-old daughter multiple times and leaving her for dead in the woods north of Wallace.

Tuesday, July 26

Juniors shine in open

Tennis instructor John Aragon was thrilled when 16 players from his junior academy at The Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs decided to play in the Taco Bell Western Slope Open tennis tournament earlier this month.

Storm brings rain, leaks

Jan Lomas, owner of Artisans Market of Steamboat Springs, always wondered why there was a yellow-brown stain on a small section of the store's ceiling.

Beetles trapped near ski area

Thirty-six beetle traps near the Steamboat Ski Area have caught 70,000 spruce beetles in the past few weeks.

Our View: Time to deal: It's pointless to debate

On Sunday, the Steamboat Pilot & Today and the Craig Daily Press completed their joint six-part series, "Crossing the Line: Immigration in Northwest Colorado."

Residents, be bear aware

Bears seem to be everywhere -- in laundry rooms and mudrooms, eating rabbits and lounging in one resident's yard.

Coffee, Q&A opportunity offered by Routt County

The county fair, weeds, roads and coffee are an unlikely combination, but that is exactly what Routt County is mixing together next week for rural residents.

Briefs for July 27

Tickets are now on sale for Literary Sojourn, the premier festival of authors in the Rocky Mountain region. The 13th annual celebration of books and reading will be held Sept. 10 in Steamboat Springs. This year's master of ceremonies is Nancy Pearl, a regular on NPR's Morning Edition. Guest authors are Chris Abani, Haven Kimmel, Patrick McGrath and Ruth Ozeki.

The Record for July 27

12:34 a.m. A loud party was reported in the 400 block of Eaglepointe Court, and officers warned and advised the residents.

On their way up

Rising rock stars stop in Steamboat

Listening to Blue Merle makes you want to stand in a field with your arms lifted toward the sky. The world spins with you on it, and slowly you get smaller and smaller and the camera moves farther away.

Man copes with tragedy with help from others

Stan Schoen recovering from auto accident that killed his wife; memorial service for Bobbie is Sunday

A warm July breeze blew through Stan Schoen's hair Tuesday as he went over the program for his wife's upcoming memorial service.

No clues in Fossum search

An ongoing, two-month search for a missing Steamboat Springs man yielded no new clues Saturday.

Association aims to help high school, junior tennis

For most tennis players in Steamboat Springs, the Ore House Singles and Doubles Championships are an opportunity to get on the court.

Elk populations reviewed

Hunters in Northwest Colorado who take for granted being able to buy an over-the-counter cow-elk license might want to pay attention to a series of meetings planned for early August.

Monday, July 25

Goal: Mountain Cup

Rugby team competes for Rocky bragging rights

The fate of the rugby Rocky Mountain Cup could be determined in Steamboat Springs this Saturday.

The Record for July 26

12:00 a.m. A load party was reported in the 700 block of Walton Pond Circle. Police warned and advised the party-goers.

Tuggle's vehicle found in Idaho

Stabbing suspect still sought

Authorities found John Rollins Tuggle's car in an Idaho forest Sunday, but they are still hunting for the Hayden man.

What makes the 'Boat different?

Community leaders gather to talk about Steamboat's unique design

Walk through the downtown historic district and make a careful inventory of the buildings and their qualities that make Steamboat Springs different from almost any place else.

YVRA manager list narrowed

Routt County has narrowed its list of candidates to become the new manager of Yampa Valley Regional Airport to five.

No fire found after reports of smoke

There were several reports of a possible fire south of Lake Catamount on Monday, but as of early evening, the reports remained unconfirmed.

LIFT-UP steps closer to goal

LIFT-UP of Routt County is getting close to its goal of building an 8,100-square-foot building for its Steamboat offices.

NASTAR draws ski racers of all ages

Officials of Mountain Sports Media said Monday that they plan to bring more than 1,000 recreational ski racers to Steamboat Springs in March for the NASTAR National championships.

SSWSC heads to ski camp

August is a perfect time for camping in the Rocky Mountains, but Chris Puckett prefers a slightly cooler climate.

Sunday, July 24

S. Routt's lettuce, spinach era recalled

One might never suspect that -- along with cattle -- the golden meadows near Yampa and Toponas once teemed with lettuce and spinach.

News in brief for July 25

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 July 25

Saturday, July 23 12:27 a.m. A noise complaint in the 3100 block of Ingles Lane resulted in a warning.

Police led on chase

Speeds reach 130 mph during pursuit of man through region

A driver who "just didn't want to stop" led police on a high-speed chase from Wyoming to Routt County on Sunday morning.

Tom Ross: The birthday cake that ate Steamboat Springs

Five-and-a-half hours.That's how much time was required to spread the frosting on F.M. Light & Sons' birthday cake. Mark it down for posterity.

Wallet sales go to gorillas

Boy sells duct tape creations locally for a faraway cause

In an African jungle, mountain gorillas peacefully chomp green leaves while baby gorillas frolic in the trees.

Saturday, July 23

Down for the count

Estimated population decrease is not right, officials say

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates Steamboat Springs' population has declined by about 500 people since 2000.

Trailblazers

Winter Sports Club mountain bikers excelling in first competitive season

Looking for Bryce Gordon, Katherine Ingalls, Greg Ingalls, Adam Parke, Bo Randolph or Wiley Thayer?

Little Britches a family tradition

For the Samuelson family, going to the National Little Britches Rodeo is as much a part of summer as celebrating the Fourth of July is for others.

Nursery continues to grow

Latest addition for Phippsburg business is hosting the South Routt Farmer's market

There are only 59 growing days in the Yampa Valley, so you have to make the most of them, the staff at South Routt Nursery says.

John F. Russell: Chasing the dream

The day will come when Sean Murphy is too old to hit a baseball, track down a fast-moving grounder or beat out a throw to first base.

Baseball rolls into 'Boat

World Series brings teams from across the country

A drive through Howelsen Hill's parking lot Saturday could leave people second-guessing where they were.

Cake by the foot entices partiers

The Eighth Street parking lot was filled with square dancers, goats, horseshoes, hopscotch and a 100-foot-long, black-and-yellow cake that could mean only one thing: F.M. Light & Sons' 100th anniversary.

Celebration helps children

The annual Colorado Days parade was short, sweet and to the point Saturday morning in Hayden.

The Record for July 24

JAIL REPORT Saturday, July 16 Marvin Charles Laman, 32, Gypsum -- DUI, DUI per se, no stop at stop sign (Oak Creek Police Department)

Jan L. Tucker

Former Colorado resident Jan L. Tucker of Grants Pass, Ore., died July 15, 2005, at the Three Rivers Community Hospital in Ore. He was 68.

Our view: Stumbling on smoking ban

It's hard to understand the Steamboat Springs City Council's emphatic refusal to reconsider its rigid smoking ban.

Paul Sachs : Indecent cartoon

A democratic community is a place where people should be free and encouraged to express their opinions without fear of ridicule or shame.

Walter Glass: An alternative tax

This is in response to your article on a tax increase to purchase development rights in Routt County. A number of years ago, the people of Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y., had the opportunity to vote and pass what is called "The Mansion Tax."

Sound Off for July 24

Stop the gossip I just saw in the Pilot & Today a little ad about the 45 words that make up the First Amendment and freedom of the speech and freedom of the press.

4-H Fun Day a blast for kids

Younger children launch rockets; older organizers learn leadership

No preparation could take that final surprise of each rocket launch away from 10-year-old Meghan Jezo.

Class notes for July 24

Schlingman, Geldmeier earn AP honors Christian Heritage School graduates Collin Geldmeier and Dana Schlingman have earned the distinction of being AP Scholars, having received grades of at least 3 on three different AP Exams.

Ramsay-Root

Lauren Elise Ramsay and Joshua Robert Root were married June 18 at the United Methodist Church in Steamboat Springs. A reception followed the ceremony at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel.

Goffe-McPhail

Jennifer Ann Goffe and Cennedy Dale McPhail were married July 18 at the United Methodist Church with Pastor Larry Oman officiating.

Robert V. Seaman

Air Force Master Sergeant Robert V. Seaman retired after 21 years in the service during ceremonies at Tinker Air Force Base Oklahoma last month.

Kiara F. Kendall

Kiara F. Kendall, daughter of Jamina and Jason Kendall of Craig, was born at 6:50 p.m. July 17, 2005. She weighed 8 pounds, and was 19.5 inches long. Her grandparents are Gayle and Richard Kendall of Craig, and M. Clara and Esteban Floriam of Argentina.

Derek Geoffrey Howard

Derek Geoffrey Howard, son of Kristen Bertram and H.J. Howard III of Hayden, was born at 5:17 a.m. July 17, 2005. He weighed 8 pounds and 1.8 ounces, and was 21 inches long. His sibling is Colby Jace Howard. His grandparents are Cindy Murphy of Hayden, Linda Bertram of Hayden, and Bill Bertram of Craig.

Catherine Marie Castor

Catherine Marie Castor, daughter of Dina and Kurt Castor of Oak Creek, was born at 10:13 p.m. on July 14, 2005. She weighed 7 pounds and 14.8 ounces, and was 21.5 inches long. Her grandparents are Victor and Elaine Monico of Lakeville, Minn., Gary and Jean Castor of New Raymer, and Janet Seger of Steamboat Springs.

Primo Lorenzo Famiglietti

Primo Lorenzo Famiglietti, son of Lisa and Ron Famiglietti of Steamboat Springs, was born at 7:59 p.m. July 14, 2005. He weighed 6 pounds and 7 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long. His grandparents are Toni Farquhar and Tom Smith of Fort Collins, Rita Famiglietti of Boulder and Ron Sr. and Pat Famiglietti of Kapaa, Hawaii.

TaeLee Marie Knez

TaeLee Marie Knez, daughter of Tonya and Timothy Knez of Craig, was born at 7:29 a.m. July 15, 2005. She weighed 5 pounds and 15 ounces, and was 18 inches long. Her sibling is Logan Knez. Her grandparents are Wade and Sylvia Louthan of Hayden, and Helen P. Knez of Craig.

Bradley Michael Brungardt

Bradley Michael Brungardt, son of Melissa Palmer and Blake Brungardt of Steamboat Springs, was born at 10:28 p.m. July 13, 2005. He weighed 7 pounds and 15 ounces, and was 20 inches long. His grandparents are Susan and Gary Palmer of Golden, and Bob and Chris Brungardt of Elizabeth.

David Harold Schlicht

David Harold Schlicht, son of Suzanne and Harold "Hal" Schlicht of Steamboat Springs, was born at 8:19 a.m. July 13, 2005. He weighed 6 pounds and 8 ounces, and was 19.25 inches long. His sibling is Allison Marie Schlicht. His grandparents are Harold and Norma Schlicht of Nathrop; Marie and Marvin "Bud" Hitz of Lincoln, Neb.; and the late David Antinoro. His great-grandmother is Grace Antinoro of St. Louis.

Ranch gets dose of TV reality

Iacovettos, Saddleback Ranch star in new show, 'Filthy Rich: Cattle Drive'

The Saddleback Ranch is tucked near the meandering Trout Creek with bluffs staring down from above. On all sides are mountains and picturesque views of open space.

Patrick-McKenzie

Francis and Victoria Patrick of New Hartford, CT announce the engagement of their daughter Caitlyn M. Patrick to Thomas C. McKenzie, son of Jon and Sarah McKenzie of Alresford, Hampshire, U.K. Patrick is a 2003 graduate of St. Mary's College of Maryland with a bachelor's of science in mathematics. She is employed as the office manager at Thira Incorporated (architecture and design-build firm). McKenzie is a graduate of Peter Symons College in Winchester, Hampshire, U.K. He is employed as a lighting engineer. The wedding is scheduled for 2006, and the couple will reside in Steamboat afterward.

Jonathen Luke Berlet

Jonathen Luke Berlet, son of Carissa and Luke Berlet of Steamboat Springs, was born at 8:40 p.m. July 14, 2005. He weighed 5 pounds and 1 ounce, and was 18 inches long. His siblings are Abigail and Joseph Berlet. His grandparents are Bill and Terri Montag of Steamboat Springs; Greg O'Hara of Steamboat; Sandy Berlet of Hunt, Texas; and John and Selma Berlet of Austin, Texas.

Danile Albert Morton

Danile Albert Morton, son of Nicole and Nathan Morton of Steamboat Springs, was born at 9:45 p.m. July 18, 2005. He weighed 7 pounds and 12 ounces, and was 20.5 inches long. His grandparents are Dan and Stacy Morton of Littleton, and Albert and Christine Leonard of West Chester, Penn.

Be yourself

Be on the lookout for identity thieves

Travelers who are in the habit of leaving their electronic card keys on the hotel room dresser might want to rethink that practice.

Main Street to apply for certification

Almost 18 months into the process, the board of directors of Main Street Steamboat Springs is preparing to take formal steps toward becoming a certified Main Street community. And, it plans to ask local governments for more funding assistance.

Business briefs for July 24

The Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. and United Airlines have announced an expansion of the "Kids Fly Free" program that was in place for portions of last ski season.

Ideas abound at Home Tour

For 30 years, the Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors scholarship fund has helped high school seniors in Routt County head to college.

Duplex offers easy vacations

Certain features stand out to second-home buyers: a location close to the slopes, views and multiple master suites.

Friday, July 22

The Record for July 23

12:36 a.m. An allegedly drunken man was reported threatening an employee in the 1300 block of Dream Island Plaza. The man was contacted by officers and given a courtesy ride home.

Triple Crown: Must-see TV?

Sunday marks the first of two scheduled dates for TV crews to film Triple Crown World Series championship games.

Weston sells part of business

Oil-company owner likes to think of deal as a 'merger'

Steamboat Springs businessman Terry Weston of Weston Oil confirmed Friday that he sold a portion of his company to Corkle Oil Company out of Walden.

Concert promises fun for children

Children who come to the Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer concert Tuesday can leave their teatime manners at home.

Temps up, but records aren't falling

Temperatures in Steamboat Springs may be higher than usual, but no records have been broken -- yet.

Activities fee decision tabled

Hayden School Board wants more time to review proposal

The Hayden School Board on Wednesday postponed a decision about a proposed student fee schedule for sports and other activities.

Former U.S. official in Iraq to talk

Jay Garner, former director of the Office of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance for post-war Iraq, will speak Aug. 4 about his thoughts about U.S. policy in Iraq.

Judge: War on Drugs failing

Judge John Kane told a Steamboat Springs audience Friday that the War on Drugs is a complete failure.

Manhunt continues for stabbing suspect

Officers continued searching Friday for a Hayden man suspected of stabbing his 12-year-old daughter multiple times and leaving her for dead in the Idaho wilderness.

News briefs for July 23

The Yampa Valley Breast Cancer Awareness Project is looking for local artists and sponsors for the 2005 Bust of Steamboat. Design a bra to be auctioned off live on Oct. 28 and help raise money for local women. All funds benefit uninsured or underinsured women of the Yampa Valley who are in need of mammograms or financial assistance for breast cancer treatment.

Transactions for July 12 to 19

DRAKE, KEVIN F TO DRAKE, KEVIN AND DEERWOOD RANCH ROAD C, LLC. FOR DEERWOOD RANCH SUBDIVISION, LOT 18 - $18,300

Thursday, July 21

Steamboat Wine Festival 2005

August 4- August 7. Celebrate the senses at the world's

Beaux Arts Festival 2005

celebrating the senses & the creative spirit

Tour de Steamboat bike ride to cover 105 miles

Motivated or perhaps inspired by watching the Tour de France?

News in brief for July 22

Volunteers needed for Downtown Hoedown Main Street Steamboat Springs is looking for volunteers to help with the Downtown Hoedown from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Eighth and Oak streets. Volunteers are needed to help supervise children's games and with the Rock, Paper, Scissors tournament. Also needed are TIPS certified beer-tenders. Please call Tracy Barnett at 846-1800.

The Record for July 22

Wednesday, June 20 6:17 a.m. Loud construction was reported in the 400 block of Ore House Plaza before 7 a.m. Officers could not find any construction going on and thought that it might have been noise from the construction on U.S. Highway 40.

Local author publishes novel

The outline for Cesare F. Ros�--ati's first novel was one sentence long. It read: "A group of people secretly build a space launch facility." And that's all he knew about the plot and the characters of what he hoped would be the first novel in a five book series.

Party to observe retailer's birthday

Steamboat Springs will welcome 11,215 visitors to town this weekend, and residents are invited to rediscover the old-fashioned community picnic in the midst of all the tourists.

Hayden's Lake Village gets final OK

The Hayden Town Board on Thursday granted final approval to the first filing of the Lake Village subdivision planned for south of Sagewood.

New range opens in Steamboat

Standing on the tee box of Steamboat Springs' newest practice range, golfers are greeted by an unobstructed view of Sleeping Giant.

Sailor's baseball dreams still alive

Sean Murphy isn't ready to let go of his dream.

Steamboat Springs Arts Council Events

Summer Art 2005

Steamboat Springs Free Summer Concert Series Presents:

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Tread of Pioneers Exhibit Opening

Featuring "The Foundations of Steamboat:

Emerald City Opera Proudly presents Franz Lehár's The Merry Widow

Friday, August 12 at 7 pm and Sunday, August 14 at 3 pm

Perry Mansfield - Youth Festival II

Dance concert and theatre performance by the Perry-Mansfield ...

Marijuana case dismissed

Hayden man's battle about medicinal use fails in federal court

Don Nord's medical marijuana battle might be coming to an end, at least in the courtrooms.

Judge addresses War on Drugs

Judge John Kane Jr. can remember the day his mind changed about the War on Drugs. It was the late 1980s. Kane was on the bench listening to arguments in a drug conspiracy case involving almost 20 defendants. Among them were a grandfather, his sons and his 17-year-old granddaughter.

Hollywood 101: Become a star

Being a TV or film star takes more than talent. It takes know how. There's a formula for success, said Kate Sheldon, owner of Hollywood 101 in Vail.

Rodeo to benefit S. Routt schools

Although many people raise money by selling candy bars and raffle tickets or conducting car washes, the Friends of Soroco Parent Teacher Organization are hosting a rodeo to raise funds for the South Routt School District.

Commission reviews North Routt rec plan

The Routt County Planning Commission on Thursday night put the finishing touches on the draft of an update to North Routt's recreation plan.

Man rescued in Zirkel

Ohio man falls, lacerates leg 7 miles into wilderness area

A 21-year-old man was rescued Thursday morning after falling and seriously cutting his leg seven miles into the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area on Wednesday.

Stabbing suspect pursued

Manhunt under way in Idaho, Colorado for Hayden man

A man who has been living near Hayden for more than a year is the prime suspect in the stabbing of his 12-year-old daughter in Idaho.

Gellhorn offers a window to the world

Reading the life of another puts your own in perspective. Believing I would identify with the character of Martha Gellhorn, a friend passed along two books -- "Gellhorn: A Twentieth Century Life" by Caroline Moorehead and "Travels with Myself and Another: A Memoir" by Martha Gellhorn.

Autumn's Picks for July 22

¤ Seminars at Steamboat: Hon. John Kane speaks about the War on Drugs and its effects on the criminal justice system

Autumn Phillips: A true local

Just when I started thinking I was a local, I realized I am just the village idiot.

Music calendar for July 22

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

Boys No. 8 on Western chart

You can watch a Yampa Valley Boys show with your eyes closed. Their combination of poetry, jokes and cowboy music inspired by groups such as Riders in the Sky takes you back to the days when people gathered around the radio.

Where's Cletus going?

Time to say goodbye to Cletus.

CD reviews for July 22

I am not worthy to review the music of Gram Parsons. I can write only a few words in this newspaper to remind those who may have forgotten his music or to point the uninitiated in the right direction.

Watching intimacy on stage

It's hard not to hold your breath while watching "My Life Revolves Around You," a piece by Julie Ludwick. Their muscles tense as they hang in the air on a single trapeze. The success of each move depends on another dancer, whose body keeps them in balance.

On Scene for July 22

It was my shy friend's worst nightmare. He almost gave up his seat, but it was also the most effective way I could think of to introduce a group of mountain town Americans to the feeling of an oppressive Communist regime. On Friday night, the doors of the Julie Harris Theatre at Perry-Mansfield refused to open for a gathering crowd of "Mad Forest" ticket holders.

Art by the flock

Steel sheep remind passers-by of Steamboat's past

From the window of your car, they flash as a quick glimpse from the past. You barely know what you've seen.

Art calendar for July 22

¤ An exhibit of new work by Max Damore is on display at the TEI Modern Contemporary Gallery in the Torian Plum Plaza. Gallery hours are 3 to 7 p.m. on weekdays and from noon to 4 p.m. on weekends. Call 879-2240.

Batik on display at CMC

It would be no exaggeration to say the art flowed from Jason Albrecht's hand like thoughts in a comfortable conversation. Because the art was a conversation.

Wednesday, July 20

The Record for July 21

Wednesday, July 20 12:28 a.m. A loud party was reported in the 1300 block of Dream Island Plaza, and officers gave residents a verbal warning.

Briefs for July 21

Sponsor or design bra for Bust of Steamboat

New city sewage rates likely

Steamboat prings City Council members agreed with a consultant's recommendation to charge all residential homes a flat rate for treating sewage.

Fire potential west of city

Conifers remain protected by lush forest floor

The potential for an unusually intense wildfire season exists in the rolling sagebrush and juniper country west of here. And any sign of relief from seasonal monsoon rains this weekend probably will be just a tease.

Man held on $250,000 bond in coke case

A Steamboat Springs man charged with distributing coc-aine will remain in jail on a $250,000 bond after a judge refused his attorney's request Wednesday to reduce the amount of the bond.

A youth movement

More youngsters competing in Town Challenge

Jett Seymour is only 6 1/2 years old, but he knows what he wants.

Ski coach named regional director

For more than eight years, Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club ski coach Terry DelliQuadri has been a fixture on the slopes. He now is going to have to spend a little more time behind a desk.

Soccer teams place in tourney

Two Steamboat Springs soccer teams placed in the top four of their respective divisions in the 21st annual Steamboat Mountain Soccer Tournament from July 15 to 17.

Not-guilty plea for homeless man

A judge entered a not-guilty plea Wednesday on behalf of a homeless Steamboat Springs man who is being held on suspicion of third-degree assault and disorderly conduct.

Search for Jeffrey Fossum resumes

Searchers looking for a missing Steamboat Springs man will resume the search Saturday after a shoe that was identified as belonging to Jeffrey Fossum was found July 12 along the Elk River in North Routt.

Water rep issue murky

City, local municipalities undecided about who to send to regional Round Table

The Steamboat Springs City Council is at odds with three Routt County municipalities about who should serve on a regional water Round Table.

Manhunt on for Hayden man wanted in Idaho stabbing

A man who has been living near Hayden for more than a year is the prime suspect in the stabbing of his 12-year-old daughter in Idaho.

Tuesday, July 19

Schools to consider activity fees

The Hayden School Board today will consider a student fee proposal to help pay for sports and other activities.

City pledges community center

Council: Facility won't be moved until new one is in place

Steamboat Springs City Council members pledged Tuesday night that the existing community center will not be moved before a new one is put in place.

Council nixes amendment

Steamboat Springs' smoking ordinance won't be altered, yet

The Steamboat Springs City Council stood by its original smoking ordinance on Tuesday, its members saying they would not allow smoking in outdoor seating areas.

Case gets special prosecution

A judge ruled Tuesday that a special prosecutor should be appointed in the case of a Steamboat Springs man charged with vehicular assault.

Board loses one

Stahoviak to step down from Energy Impact advisory committee

Routt County Commissioner Nancy Stahoviak is stepping down from the Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance Advisory Committee.

Progress report released

Steamboat school district's strategic plan has 'focused efforts'

The Steamboat Springs School District has issued a report about how it is meeting the goals of its strategic plan.

District advertising for teacher

The Steamboat Springs School District is advertising for a teacher for a combined fourth- and fifth-grade class at Strawberry Park Elementary School.

Man gets four years in cocaine sale case

A 20-year-old man was sentenced to four years in prison Monday on two charges of distributing cocaine.

News in brief for July 20

Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers to build Routt County Habitat for Humanity is building a duplex at 2940 and 2942 Abbey Road in West End Village. Volunteers are needed on week days and weekends to help build the duplexes for two families.

The Record for July 20

Monday, July 18 12:15 a.m. A mother and her juvenile son reportedly were arguing on Tamarack Drive. The son was turned over to the Department of Human Services, where criminal mischief charges are pending.

Organizers spice up Colorado Days events

What do you get when you mix a Hayden street dance on a Friday night with some spunk and spontaneity?

Board to mull realigning Harvest

The Hayden Town Board on Thursday will consider whether to realign part of Harvest Drive for safer traffic flow.

Racing Eye 2 Eye

Town Challenge biking series continues tonight

Although the early season rain may have pushed the mountain bike season back, it has helped with racing conditions.

Rally draws record crowd

Golfers take a swing at breast cancer battle

On Tuesday, 144 golfers teed up at the Sheraton Steamboat Golf Course to take their best swing in the battle against breast cancer.

First of three World Series weekends begins today

Four Triple Crown World Series titles will be on the line this weekend, as the first of three sessions of youth World Series tournaments begins in Steamboat Springs, Oak Creek, Hayden and Craig.

Monday, July 18

County defends actions

Officials say building department did not target Oak Creek

Routt County officials said the building department did not "pick on" the town of Oak Creek as it built its ice skating rink.

Former local student engineer for NASA project

A former student in the Steamboat Springs School District was among 250 scientists and engineers who teamed up to guide the Deep Impact spacecraft to a rendezvous with Comet Tempel 1 on July 3.

Amendment up for review

Restaurant, bar owners ask city to allow designated smoking areas

Less than three weeks after the smoking ban went into place, the Steamboat Springs City Council will look at amending it.

Project a window into corps

Whether they are building bridges or tidying up campgrounds, it's the job of local youth corps members to get dirty.

Still Kickin' It

Guettich, Shunny team up for 47th combined worlds

It's rare to find an experience Bruce Guettich and Peter Shunny have not shared in the sport of footbag.

News in brief for July 19

Arts Council seeking car entries for Beaux Arts The Steamboat Springs Arts Council is seeking Art Car entries to be a part of the 2005 Beaux Arts Festival. Activities include art car stampede parades, art car films, bonfires, rodeo, gondola rides and more. Call Lynne Masters at 870-6323.

Funds available to fight weeds

Landowners can help to stop spread of invasive knapweed

If landowners act now, populations of one invasive weed cropping up in Routt County might get eradicated.

Fry to run for Hayden School Board

Business owner Jeff Fry on Monday announced plans to run for the Hayden School Board.

The Record for July 19

Sunday, July 17 12:17 a.m. A bear was reported on Conifer Circle.

Sunday, July 17

News in brief for July 18

Council seeking artists to transform hubcaps The Steamboat Springs Arts Council is seeking people interested in transforming automobile hubcaps into works of art.

The Record for July 18

Saturday, July 16 12:04 a.m. An officer was requested in the 1900 block of Ski Time Square Drive.

Group recognized for video

Students raise awareness about sexual violence among teens

The camera pans the room of teenagers. It is a weekend night, and someone's parents are out of town. Most of those in attendance are drunk or are getting drunk.

Guns, spurs tell story of West

Bill Mackin was not your typical teenager. He found his lifelong passion early while watching Western movies. His favorites starred the handsome Randolph Scott.

Tom Ross: H&M extra long on service

Unique Shop offers selection of yardsticks, thank goodness

Do you recall the good old days when free yardsticks were commonplace? There used to be a time when any trip to the lumberyard was rewarded with a yardstick.

Saturday, July 16

Fuller -- Richardson

Elizabeth W. Fuller of Hilton Head, S.C., and Thomas and Riccie Fuller of Rock Hill, S.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Michelle Elizabeth Fuller of Steamboat Springs, to Larry Keith Richardson of Steamboat.

Transactions for July 5 to 11

ORTEGA, ANNAMARIE, NKA SHUNNY, ANNAMARIE and SHUNNY, PETER to CURRAN, JAMES E. for STEAMBOAT II, FILING NO. 2A, LOT 82 -- $329,000

Building permits for June 25 to July 8

Steamboat Springs Ichabod, LLC 185 Sleepy Hollow Lane Total Structures, Inc. Duplex -- Left Side $665,174

Sunray back on track with new builder

Fourth phase expected to be released for presale within six months

After a few bumps in the road, the Sunray Meadows condominium project on Village Drive is back on track.

Trout Creek to build on Creek Ranch model

Rural subdivision makes most of natural features

Rambling along a rough two-track road overlooking Trout Creek, Brent Romick points to meadows ripe for hay production, upland grazing areas and views spanning to the Flat Tops and Wyoming.

Mine growth's effect uncertain

Big production increase likely to be felt in county economy

The news this week that Peabody Energy will increase production dramatically at Twentymile Coal Company ensures that one of the foundations of Northwest Colorado's economy will continue to be vital for years to come.

Demand for surveyors high

The booming construction industry in Routt County is causing the area's few land surveyors to work long weeks. A new city ordinance requiring surveys of new buildings at the foundation stage will only add to the load.

Business briefs for July 17

Lifelong rancher Jay Fetcher has been named to the Yampa Valley Medical Center Board of Trustees. Fetcher is the managing partner of Fetcher Ranch on the Elk River in North Routt County.

Saying Goodbye

Steamboat loses a great lady

Her body would live two more days, but she knew as soon as the nurses gave her morphine for the pain that her mind would go.

Severson

Friends and family of Ann and Jim Severson will gather in Steamboat Springs on July 31 to celebrate the couple's 50th wedding anniversary.

Jada Marley Crispin

Jada Marley Crispin, daughter of Robert and Deb Crispin of Salmon, Idaho, was born May 19, 2005. She weighed 7 pounds and 9 ounces, and was 20.5 inches long. Her grandparents are Marsha and Martin Nash of Craig, formerly of Steamboat Springs, William Marks of Wexford, Penn., Marylou Crispin of Missoula, Mont., and Robert Crispin of Missoula, Mont. Her great-grandmother is Marion Luke of Craig.

Megan Elyse Gill

Megan Elyse Gill, son of Diana and Mark Gill of Morgan Hill, Calif., was born at 2:14 p.m. July 1, 2005. She weighed 8 pounds and 10 ounces, and was 20.5 inches long. Her grandparents are Jim and Roberta Gill of Steamboat Springs, and Al and Betsy Ding of Morgan Hill, Calif.

Casey Michael Wolf

Casey Michael Wolf, son of Alexis and Alex Wolf of Steamboat Springs, was born at 1:01 a.m. June 30, 2005. He weighed 7 pounds and 11 ounces, and was 19 inches long. His grandparents are Jean and Charles Cidorowich of St. Louis, Mo., and Heide and Karl Wolf of Mt. Lakes, N.J. His great-grandmother is Fedela Cidorowich of Bridgeport, Conn.

Thomas Chladek Cooper

Thomas Chladek Cooper, son of Petra Chladek and Nat Cooper of Steamboat Springs, was born at 7:05 a.m. July 7, 2005. He weighed 7 pounds and 1 ounce, and was 19 inches long. His sibling is Emilia Claire Cooper. His grandparents are Ema and Stan Chladek of Broomfield Hills, Mich., and Jane and Thomas Cooper of Denver.

Abbigail Grace Boyce

bbigail Grace Boyce, daughter of Kim and Kris Boyce of Clark, was born at 10:50 p.m. July 10, 2005. She weighed 8 pounds and 3 ounces, and was 21 inches long. Her grandparents are Sharon Boyce of Sandpoint, Idaho, and Brenda and Marvin Carmickle of Lake Havasu, Ariz.

Jericah Rae Ophelia Haptonstal

Jericah Rae Ophelia Haptonstall, daughter of Jessica and Jeremy Haptonstall of Craig, was born at 10:31 a.m. on July 10, 2005. She weighed 6 pounds and 9 ounces, and was 18 inches long. Her grandparents are Ray and Darla Haptonstall of Craig, Jesus and Cindy Contreres of Craig, Kathy Jones of Albuquerque, N.M., and Russ Jones of Steamboat Springs.

Building boats, relationships

In summer shop program, students, parents get experience they won't forget

Building a boat is not just about the end product.

Class notes for July 17

Fisher graduates from Wheaton with honors Jennifer Elizabeth Fisher, daughter of Tom and Sandy Fisher of Steamboat Springs, graduated magna cum laude with biology honors May 24 from Wheaton College in Norton, Mass. She received a bachelor's degree in studio art, with minors in biology and chemistry. She received membership in Tri Beta National Biological Honor Society upon graduation.

LIFT-UP numbers are on decline

Officials say if trends continue, South Routt office's future may be re-evaluated

The future of LIFT-UP's Food Bank office in Oak Creek is in jeopardy because of a lack of use, officials with the nonprofit said.

South Routt calendar for July 17

Monday, July 18 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.

Our View: Houston, we have good news

Tempering bad news on the airline front this month, a report that the number of passengers arriving at Yampa Valley Regional Airport from Houston in June was up by 42 percent amounts to a big win for community leaders.

John DeVincentis, Ph.D.: Add a kindergarten teacher

After reading a Steamboat Today article in which Donna Howell, superintendent of schools, stated that out-of-district kindergarten students would be taken off the Strawberry Park Elementary School rolls, I want to give a different point of view and explain why I would keep those students enrolled. Those seven students would bring state funding at about $3,600 a student or $25,200 total, enough to pay for an additional kindergarten session.

Henry R. Savage, Ph.D.: A cheap shot

You recently published two letters on the science of global climate change from Jim MacNeill and myself. I am afraid your readers have been misled. I do not speak for ExxonMobil Corp. I am not affiliated with the company in any way, nor have I been for many years. I am not aware of their position on the subject or even if they have a position. MacNeill's letter was just a cheap shot presumably designed to damage my credibility. It is incorrect and unfair to ExxonMobil Corp. and me.

Thomas Laprade: Smoking ban stinks

The bandwagon of local smoking bans now steamrolling across the nation has nothing to do with protecting people from the supposed threat of secondhand smoke.

Smokefree Steamboat:

At a recent City Council public debate, one council member commented that it was past time for the Steamboat Springs City Council to take a strong leadership position on the public- and worker-health issues related to secondhand smoke.

Soundoff for July 17

Weighing bottom line

Nancy Lourie Blackett: 1928-2005

Longtime Steamboat Springs resident Nancy Lourie Blackett passed away July 9, 2005, in Fort Collins. She was 78.

The Arrest Record for July 17

Saturday, July 9 Edilberto Angel Uriarte, 29, Steamboat Springs--DUI, no proof of insurance, no valid operator's license, failed to signal (Steamboat Springs Police Department)

The Record for July 17

Friday, July 15 12:05 a.m. A drunken man reportedly stole an unattended motorcycle in the area of AprÃs Ski Way and Village Drive. The man took the motorcycle and tried to coast it down the street and eventually crashed the motorcycle. He was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Fires yield to rebirth at Trappers Lake

Other hikes in the area, such as the trail to Mirror Lake, show no evidence of fire

A trip to Trappers Lake in the White River National Forest two hours south of Steamboat Springs unavoidably involves the aftermath of wildfire. But it also brings startling beauty from the forest floor, and ample opportunities to hike in forests untouched by flames remain throughout the area.

Food, crafts make farmers market a Saturday success

Where can you get homemade salsa, emu oil, a breakfast kabob, fresh fruits and vegetables and bath salts all in one trip? The Old Town Farmers Market, of course.

Mill levies up for voter approval in November

The average Steamboat Springs homeowner could see his or her property taxes increase by $180 if voters approve the three mill levies slated to appear on November's ballot.

Search for man resumes

Searchers looking for a missing Steamboat Springs man found several items of clothing they said may belong to him.

Making the right call

There is no place Bill Elder would rather be on a Friday night than under the lights.

Hounds & Hares stumps runners

Holt and George Vaughan were walking punchlines.

U13 boys undefeated into semis

The chance to repeat as champions remains a possibility for the Steamboat Springs U13 boys soccer team.

Russell: No one said it was going to be easy

Life in Steamboat Springs is not easy for parents.

Jones has new perspective about Olympics

Four years ago, a wide-eyed Clint Jones could only imagine what it was going to feel like to jump in the Olympics.

Friday, July 15

News briefs for July 17

Access to Mount Zirkel Wilderness open

Man pleads not guilty in sexual assault case

A man suspected of sexually assaulting and impregnating a teenage girl who was in his care pleaded not guilty Friday in District Court.

Construction to begin on U.S. 40 at Anglers

Construction on U.S. Highway 40 at Anglers Drive will take place during the nights and early morning hours Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

Man arrested in attempted murder case

A man who allegedly cut a bartender with a steak knife early Thursday morning was arrested Friday by the Steamboat Springs Police Department on suspicion of criminal attempt to commit second-degree murder and second-degree assault with a deadly weapon.

Unknown man's remains found

Authorities hope that someone in Northwest Colorado will be able to identify skeletal remains of an unknown man found last month on Berthoud Pass.

Girls lose to Loveland team

When members of Loveland's soccer club played in a lethargic or unorganized manner, a coach would call them pelicans.

Promoting local products

Group looking into regional marketing program

Hidden from shopfronts and store shelves, residents are hammering, welding, gluing, sewing and stringing together unique creations.

New ski equipment a mission

Temperatures may be in the 90s, but Tracy Rogalski has her mind on snow and skis.

The Record for July 16

12:35 a.m. Officers warned people at a loud party that had been going on for several hours in the 700 block of Walton Pond Circle.

Recreation coordinator position eliminated

After five years with Hayden's Recreation Department, Lindsay Heer no longer is recreation coordinator.

Local boys shoot for title

Using the word "machine" to describe a team composed of 13-year-old boys prompted coach Danny Tebbenkamp to let out a small laugh.

Meeting to focus on health center

Health care representatives from Routt and Moffat counties will crunch numbers Wednesday to determine the need for a community heath center.

Thursday, July 14

Freeing herself from the photograph

Schulman's 'reverse painting' seems to blur reality

Karen Schulman's photographic exhibit strips the medium to its simplest form. The shots are square compositions taken through the lens of a Polaroid. After that, there is no complicated darkroom process or Photoshop manipulation, just childish fun to be had with whatever tool is at hand and the movement of wet emulsion.

Arts calendar for July 15

Art (ongoing) ¤ An exhibit of new work by Max Damore is on display at the TEI Modern Contemporary Gallery in the Torian Plum Plaza. Gallery hours are from 3 to 7 p.m. weekdays, and from noon to 4 p.m. on weekends. Call 879-2240.

Wood gets a second life

In one night, Steamboat Springs art lovers were introduced to the many facets of David Winters. On July 1, Strings in the Mountains officially debuted his beautifully built chair, designed to mimic the movements of a composer. On the other side of town, on the same night, the Steamboat Springs Arts Council dedicated a whole room to his smaller works -- trays, bowls, vessels and frames.

Man arrested for allegedly kicking cars

A man was arrested Wednesday morning on suspicion of kicking and damaging several cars in the Boothill Bar and Grill parking lot.

Thumbs up for project

Several years after proposing a large residential subdivision south of Hayden, developers on Thursday found themselves on the verge of final approval.

Plan update mulled

Planning commissioners review draft to Mountain Town Sub Area Plan

Sunny areas and warm pillows were among the top concerns of Steamboat Springs planning commissioners reviewing the draft of the Mountain Town Sub Area Plan update.

Town waves building code

Oak Creek officials eliminate requirements for rink project

The Oak Creek Town Board unanimously waived the county's uniform building code for its ice skating rink project during its Thursday meeting.

Tennis tourney swinging off

Sixty players are expected to take the courts at The Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs this weekend for the annual STA Old West Steakhouse Mixed Doubles Championships.

Baseball reaches new high in Leadville tournament

After scoring 57 runs in the team's first two games at the District 3 Little League Playoffs in Leadville last Saturday, it seemed as if the Steamboat Springs 10-and-under baseball team was headed for the title match.

The Record for July 15

12:32 a.m. A person was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving near Whistler Road and Creekside Court.

What do you want to know?

Fourth-generation resident to speak at Brown Bag lecture

What listeners get out of today's free Brown Bag lecture with fourth-generation Routt County resident Ray Heid depends entirely on them.

News Briefs for July 15

Local gardening book available across town

Potter magic continues at midnight

At one minute after midnight Saturday morning, the sixth volume of the Harry Potter series is expected to become the fastest-selling book in publishing history.

Team Lightning lives up to its name at invitational

Coach Patti Worsley called the venue beautiful and the swim meet a success.

Delta promoting fall flights

Delta Airlines is promoting a limited number of introductory fares that will allow travelers from the Yampa Valley to fly to West Coast cities via Salt Lake City for about $300 this fall.

BLM working on trail system near Kremmling

Designated trails that are more environmentally friendly than previous routes could be in place for the upcoming hunting season on public lands north of Kremmling.

Remembering to care

The book "Medicine and Compassion: A Tibetan Lama's Guidance for Caregivers" begins with a telling anecdote.

Hayden library program connects readers, stories

Ana Lash wants to get people talking about their stories through the stories of others.

MacNeill: Sound sciene needed

So Dr. Henry Savage finds me "politically correct" but "scientifically incorrect!" My friends would be amused by the former. As for the latter, contrary to the headline ("MacNeill's science is wrong"), the science on which I based my remarks is the science accepted by all National Academies of Science. In fact, during my talk, I quoted at length and almost exclusively from a statement prepared for last week's G-8 meeting and endorsed not only by the Academies of the G-8 (including the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Russia), but also by those of Brazil, China and India. Dr. Savage would know this had he been present at the talk.

Commission reviews condo plans

Some Steamboat Springs planning commissioners said Thursday that plans for two condominium buildings and a private club next to the Steamboat Ski Area gondola were too high and too massive.

Autumn's picks for July 15

Tonight ¤"Mad Forest" (high school and college play) When: 8 p.m. Where: Julie Harris Theatre at the Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp Cost: $12 for adults and $10 for children 10 and younger Call: 879-7125 Why you should go: What a great way to understand a moment in history -- through the theater.

Autumn Phillips: Testing the tennis gene

I am in sports limbo. I'm not so bad that I'm ashamed to play, but I'm also not good enough that people like to play with me.

Music calendar for July 15

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

More than a pretty face

Joshua Bell to perform twice this week in Steamboat Springs

Among classical musicians, Joshua Bell is treated like a rock star. Reviewers fixate on his looks and the gossipy details of his life in a way usually reserved for the likes of Mick Jagger and Iggy Pop.

Punk rock sings blues in American Relay

From the first time the band played in Steamboat, American Relay blew local music lovers away. It is hard to believe such a big sound can come from a two-member band.

Bluegrass goes country

Two High blends classic country, string band traditions

There comes a time in a bluegrass musician's life when he or she must move beyond standards and try plucking the strings on their own.

CD reviews for July 15

Interpol "Antics" Available at All That Jazz for $16.98 For fans of Modest Mouse -- modern, but emotional -- it's time to meet Interpol.

On scene for July 15

Art winners announced The Steamboat Springs Arts Council announced the winners of its juried SummerArt 2005 exhibit. Winners were chosen by judge Ben Mitchell, director of the Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper, Wyo.

Two kinds of chaos

Perry-Mansfield plays walk the line between reality, fantasy

At 18, Parker Croft is happy to have a director treat him like an adult. The expectations are high. The material is challenging, and he is allowed no excuses just because he is only a month out of high school. He couldn't be happier.

Wednesday, July 13

The Record for July 14

1:51 a.m. A fireworks complaint was made in the 2900 block of West Acres Drive. The fireworks reportedly woke up a baby and made a dog start barking.

Women who rock

Rocky Mountain Ventures, Lowe hosting clinic

Jennifer Lowe was terrified the first time she went rock climbing.

Hole-in-four: Golfers beat odds

The odds of getting a hole-in-one don't favor most golfers.

Happy hour on Howelsen

Volunteers needed for trail upkeep

For those who use Howelsen Hill's singletrack trails, the opportunity to help with their upkeep has arrived.

Seniors worried about center

Advocates for seniors said Tuesday they will not support expansion of Bud Werner Memorial Library unless there is a clear plan for a new community center.

Exposition valuable for youth

Local 4-H members learn lots at fairgrounds event

Marshmallows come in handy when training a pig.

Town Board to look at building code

The Oak Creek Town Board will consider doing away with uniform building codes to help resolve the difficulty it is having in meeting building requirements for its covered hockey rink.

Project nearing end of planning period

The Hayden Planning Commission today will review the final plat for the first filing of the Lake Village subdivision.

Briefs for July 14

The Hayden Chamber of Commerce is seeking parade entries for the 22nd annual Colorado Days Celebration to be held July 22 to 24 in Hayden. The parade will be at 11 a.m. July 23 in downtown Hayden. Call 276-1449.

Plan's appeal period extended

Decision allows more time to protest USFS winter rec rules

The U.S. Forest Service is re-initiating the appeal period for its decision about managing winter recreation on Rabbit Ears Pass and Buffalo Pass.

Preliminary hearing set in meth case

The case against a man accused of selling cocaine and methamphetamine near Soda Creek Elementary School has been set for a preliminary hearing.

Big Head Todd headlines tonight's free concert

This is the concert everyone has been waiting for. Big Head Todd and the Monsters take the stage at 5:30 p.m. today as the second installment of the Summer Free Concert Series.

Twentymile ups production

Peabody will invest $60M in new longwall mining system

Twentymile Coal Company in West Routt County announced plans Wednesday to increase coal production by 40 percent.

County's summer road projects started

Routt County began its summer repaving projects Wednesday and will continue road improvements until Aug. 8.

Base-area plan draft revealed

City Planning Commission, public to see report tonight

The Mountain Town Sub Area Plan Update contains very few surprises.

Tuesday, July 12

Project nearing end of planning

The Hayden Planning Commission on Thursday will review the final plat for the first filing of the Lake Village subdivision.

Rec coordinator position eliminated

After five years with Hayden's Recreation Department, Lindsay Heer no longer is recreation coordinator.

Hayden Indians take title

Craig team fails to come back for Little League championship

The 8-, 9- and 10-year-olds of the Camilletti Financial Group Bulldogs had all of the makings of a big comeback in the Bulldog Youth Baseball League Championship Game.

New ski equipment a mission

Temperatures may be in the 80s, but Tracy Rogalski has her mind on snow and skis.

Lone tennis bid over budget

City to examine project, present options to council members

City officials will look for cost-saving measures to keep the ball in play for a major tennis-center expansion.

CMC might charge for ESL classes

Whether Colorado Mountain College will start charging for classes teaching English as a Second Language remains to be seen.

Annual soccer tourney is back

The number of soccer moms -- not to mention soccer dads, sisters, brothers and family pets -- will increase dramatically in Steamboat Springs this weekend.

Hounds to give chase Saturday

A certain type of hound will be unleashed Saturday on Howelsen Hill.

Ruling hurts team

Steamboat squad forced out of tournament

Steamboat Springs' 12-and-under baseball team won the game but lost the battle.

Voters to decide on tax increase

The Routt County Board of Commissioners agreed Tuesday to ask voters to increase property taxes to help fund the conservation of ranch land and natural areas.

District makes hiring progress

Most of Steamboat's teaching positions are filled

While school is out, Steamboat Springs School District officials have been working to fill most of their open teaching and staff positions.

Man arrested in rollover case

Alcohol suspected as contributing factor to June 15 accident

The driver of a vehicle that rolled June 15 on Buffalo Pass Road has been arrested in connection with the accident.

Robbins surrenders to Sheriff's Office

A driver involved in a fatal car accident turned himself into the Routt County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday after finding out a new warrant had been issued for his arrest.

Man gets prison in assault case

A Steamboat Springs man charged with attempted sexual assault on his daughter was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison.

News in brief for July 13

Council seeking hubcap artists for Beaux Arts The Steamboat Springs Arts Council is seeking people interested in transforming automobile hubcaps into works of art. The finished pieces will be displayed across town Aug. 4 to 6 in conjunction with the Beaux Arts Festival. The Arts Council will supply the hubcaps.

The Record for July 13

Monday, July 11 12:05 a.m. A fireworks complaint was reported in the 2500 block of Riverside Drive. The people setting the fireworks off were warned and advised by officers.

County approves gas permit

Decision reverses denial from Planning Commission

The Routt County Board of Commissioners approved the renewal of a permit allowing testing for coalbed methane gas in land northeast of Hayden.

Couple in court on theft charges

Two people charged with felony theft from the Wagon Wheel Homeowners' Association in Stagecoach appeared in court Tuesday.

Monday, July 11

News in brief for July 12

Hayden committee seeks logo contest entries The Hayden Centennial Committee is accepting entries for best logo and poster designs depicting the town's 2006 Centennial theme: Honor and celebrate the past; Imagine the future.

Rugby places second

The last time a Steamboat Springs team was in the finals of the Cowpie Classic, "E.T." was a hit movie, the Go-Go's proved they had the beat, and Ronald Reagan was president.

11-and-under team champs

Behind a strong pitching performance by Zac Engle, the Steamboat Springs 11-and-under baseball team secured the District 3 Little League title Sunday at Emerald Park.

Title hopes alive

Steamboat Little League fares well

Twelve-year-old Connor Landusky got just about everything he wanted during Monday afternoon's game against Leadville.

Yampa River flow drops by half

The Yampa River in downtown Steamboat Springs drop�--ped steeply Sunday at precisely the same time a major tributary, Fish Creek, was doing the same.

Board promises to replace center

Meeting will update seniors on community center's future

For 25 years, Routt County seniors have enjoyed meals, bingo games, health classes and other programs at the Steamboat Springs Community Center.

The Record for July 12

Sunday, July 10 12 a.m. A loud party was reported in the 20 block of Sequoia Court. The people were warned and advised.

Permit lawsuit dismissed

Friends of Justice Center leader challenged wetlands decision

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' decision to grant a wetlands permit for the Routt County Judicial Facility.

Summer jet catching on

Houston arrivals up 42 percent in June from last year

The number of passengers arriving at Yampa Valley Regional Airport from Houston in June was up 42 percent from the same period last year.

Man held on coke charges

Saunders tells judge he is 'in the dark' about arrest

A 25-year-old Steamboat Springs man was jailed on a $250,000 bond after he was arrested on suspicion of distributing cocaine.

Sheriff's Office looking at Tasers

Routt County Sheriff's patrol deputies and jailers soon will be armed with Taser stun guns, making them one of three law enforcement agencies in Routt County carrying the equipment.

Minor injuries in rollover

A Colorado Springs man had minor scratches, and his wife suffered a dislocated shoulder after their pickup rolled over Sunday on Colorado Highway 131 near Yampa.

Boys suspected of burglarizing homes

The Hayden Police Department has identified three juvenile suspects for two recent burglaries of residences in Hayden.

Sunday, July 10

Balloons fly last time at Meadows

Karen Beauvais was teary-eyed Sunday morning as hot air balloons were preparing to take off for the last time in the field next to the Meadows parking lot.

Tom Ross: Do you believe in talking geraniums?

2002 fire creates color bonanza at Trappers Lake

I nearly fell over with excitement when the clump of wild geraniums spoke my name out loud.

Art in the Park a success

Christopher Fry is not sure what prompted him to sit down one day and start carving spoons.

Old Routt County relived

Pioneer Picnic brings together longtime locals, their stories

Routt County was different once -- a place of one-room, country schoolhouses, lettuce fields and Friday night horse auctions -- a county where residents knew their neighbors and almost everybody was related.

News in brief for July 11

Homeless man arrested on suspicion of assault A 60-year-old homeless man was arrested Saturday morning when, reportedly unprovoked, he hit a passing pedestrian in the 800 block of Lincoln Avenue, police said.

The Record for July 11

Saturday, July 9 1:01 a.m. An intoxicated man reportedly attempted to enter the wrong residence in the 1400 block of Athens Plaza. He was gone when police arrived.

Christian Heritage hires 2nd principal

Christian Heritage School has hired a second principal who will oversee the junior high and high school.

Saturday, July 9

Trees cut to save the forest

The U.S. Forest Service is proposing to chop down a lot of trees in order to keep parts of a forest alive.

Hope in the distance

An introduction to Crossing the Line -- Immigration in Northwest Colorado

The long highway that stretches from the Mexican border to Central Mexico could be mistaken for any four-lane stretch of road in Utah, New Mexico or Wyoming: mesas and treeless mountains in the distance, dry scrub and sagebrush closer to the road.

Little Leaguers play it close

Sean Seams didn't even make it to first base before he and his teammates began to celebrate.

John F. Russell: Wanted: Refs to help Elvis

We recognize them by the black and white uniforms they wear on cool Friday nights in fall.

Steamboat swats Breck

Steamboat Springs is just another stop on Glenn Blackmore's world rugby tour.

Labor Day plan already in works

Oak Creek's rich tradition of hosting the county's biggest celebration continues

Everyone knows that Oak Creek is the place to be for Labor Day. If you want to dive for nickels in sawdust, test your cribbage skills, kiss a pig or watch sky divers attempt to land on a pizza pan, Oak Creek has it.

South Routt Calendar for July 10

Monday, July 11 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.

Balloons dot skies, catch eyes

The Yampa Valley sky was dotted with scenes from a circus, an aquarium and even a big red squirrel during Saturday's annual Hot Air Balloon Rodeo.

Art in the Park offers a little bit of everything

Even though it is called Art in the Park, it could be called Fabulous Food in the Park or Lots of Good Entertainment in the Park or even We Have Everything in the Park.

Property tax on horizon for program

Horizons Specialized Services Inc. is seeking a property tax to help fund its operations in Routt County.

Natalie Willett Stanko (1909-2005)

Longtime Steamboat Springs resident Natalie Willett Stanko passed away July 5, 2005, at the Doak Walker Care Center. She was 95.

Renee Louise Mitchem (1981-2005)

Steamboat Springs resident Renee Louise Mitchem died June 26, 2005. She was 24.

Delfido A. Martinez (1933-2005)

Craig resident Delfido A. Martinez died June 20, 2005, suddenly at his home. He was 72.

The Record for July 10

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: Fairness in Fairview

The Steamboat Springs City Council was right to hire an out-of-town mediator to help resolve a dispute in the Fairview Subdivision. It's easy to argue both sides of the Fairview issue. On one hand is a decade-old deal the city made with Fairview residents when that property was annexed into the city. On the other are new homeowners who paid market value for their properties and were unaware of restrictions that would keep them from building on those properties.

Dr. Henry R. Savage: MacNeill's science is wrong

It would be a shame indeed if the recent seminar by Jim MacNeill and your article covering the seminar went unchallenged.

Shannon Lukens: Build the pool

This letter is to encourage the Steamboat Springs City Council, along with the Steamboat Springs Health and Recreation Association, to move forward with plans to build a community recreation center. The issue was on the front page of the June 29 Steamboat Today.

Omar M. Campbell: City meddling

In their current e-mail campaign to laud the City Council, the smoke-free coalition seems to also want to revel a bit in the too-strict smoking ordinance and to lobby against any commonsense modifications.

Sound Off for July 10

I just want to call and commend you on the Crossing the Line series. Like the ranching articles last year, the stories about immigration in Northwest Colorado are very interesting and well-written. I have heard people complaining about the stories, because the illegal immigrants who are breaking the law. But I think it's the newspaper's job to tell the stories. If the newspaper doesn't report it, that doesn't mean it isn't happening. I think you're doing a good job.

Charging for ESL classes

CMC's College Council votes to implement fees for courses beginning next spring

Starting this spring, Colorado Mountain College could charge for English as a Second Language classes.

Class Notes for July 10

The Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors is once again awarding its annual Renewable College Scholarships to students who have previously received high school scholarships from the board. Call Jody with the Board of Realtors at 879-4663 for application guidelines, or visit the Board of Realtors Web site at www.ssbr.org

Modern dance steps outside

The horse stands eye to eye with the dancer, and they both begin to sidestep across the stage. The scene is lit by the spotlight of the sun. Dust rising from the feet of the horses and dancers acts as a kind of scrim.

Parker Dean Moline

Parker Dean Moline, son of Courtney and Bradley Moline of Steamboat Springs, was born at 5:59 p.m. on June 29, 2005. He weighed 8 pounds and 3 ounces, and was 20.25 inches long. His grandparents are Larry and Bev Moline of Fort Collins, and Tim and Terry Poynter of Fort Collins.

Dorian Jeremiah HotchKiss

Dorian Jeremiah HotchKiss, son of Tami and Jeremy HotchKiss of Hayden, was born at 8:10 p.m. on July 3, 2005. He weighed 6 pounds and 11 ounces, and was 20 inches long. His grandparents are Charlie and Debbie Williams of Oak Creek, and Jana Williams of Tuscon, Ariz.

Levi Cooper Allen

Levi Cooper Allen, son of Adonna and Troy Allen of Steamboat Springs, was born at 4:46 a.m. on July 1, 2005. He weighed 5 pounds and 10 ounces, and was 18 inches long. His sibling is Leah Allen. His grandparents are John and Marsha Daughenbaugh of Steamboat Springs, and Betty Allen of Torrington, Wyo.

Kaela Jaye Pedersen

Kaela Jaye Pedersen, daughter of Kathryn and Todd Pedersen of Stagecoach, was born at 11:25 a.m. on July 1, 2005. She weighed 7 pounds and 8 ounces, and was 20.5 inches long. Her grandparents are Steve and Willa Pendergrast of Boulder, Ruth Olstrom of Allens Park, and Barry and Candy Pedersen of Omaha, Neb.

Casey Michael Wolf

Casey Michael Wolf, son of Alexis and Alex Wolf of Steamboat Springs, was born at 1:01 a.m. on June 30, 2005. He weighed 7 pounds and 11 ounces, and was 19 inches long. His siblings are Jean and Charles Cidorowich of St. Louise, Md., and Heide and Karl Wolf of Mt. Lakes, N.J. His great-grandmother is Fedela Cidorowich of Bridgeport, Conn.

Joshua Dereck Jackson Pauley

Joshua Dereck Jackson Pauley, son of Trudy and Kavin Pauley of Phippsburg, was born at 10:18 a.m. on July 2, 2005. He weighed 7 pounds and 14.5 ounces, and was 19.25 inches long. His sibling is Courtney Pauley. His grandparents are Betty and Lester Wixom of Phippsburg, and Robert Pauley of Albany, Ore.

Susan Coover and Michael Ross

Susan Coover and Michael Ross were united in marriage on June 18, 2005, at the Holy Name Catholic Church with Father Earnest Behr officiating. A reception was held after the ceremony at the Catamount Lake House.

Focused on Steamboat

Recent TV productions rekindle interest in Yampa Valley Film Board

The previously dormant Yampa Valley Film Board is hoping to build newfound momentum on the strength of the two national TV productions that were under way here during the Independence Day weekend.

Business briefs for July 10

The Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors has funds available for qualified Steamboat Springs nonprofit organizations that provide affordable housing to Colorado residents. Grant applications will be accepted through Friday.

New store coming to Lincoln

Urban Laundry will offer unique women's clothing

Urban Laundry hopes to open by mid-August in downtown Steamboat Springs. But if you're thinking fistfuls of quarters, fabric softener and tattered back issues of People magazine, you've got the wrong picture.

Home offers views, seclusion

When long getaways aren't an option, it's nice to come home to a secluded, vacation-like setting, even if it involves a bit of a drive.

Prudential moves to Wildhorse site

There is a different feeling at Prudential Steamboat Realty since the company moved to its new location at Wildhorse Marketplace.

Real Estate Transactions for June 28 to July 4

STILLWELL, CYNTHIA L. TO STILLWELL, CHRISTOHER A. FOR YAHMONITE ADD TO STEAMBOAT SPRINGS LOT: 22, 23, 24 BLOCK: 4 PARTIAL LEGAL - REFER TO DOCUMENT - $76,000

Friday, July 8

Race to Madness on Sunday

The Mountain Madness Half Marathon is one of the oldest races in Steamboat Springs and the Steamboat Springs Running Series.

City surveys sent to residents

City officials are asking residents for patience when they go online to take the city's survey.

Hayden to share costs with business park

The Hayden Town Board on Thursday agreed the town will contribute to utility improvements related to the Valley View Business Park development.

Yampa Mayor resigns after 18 years

After almost 18 years on the Yampa Town Board, Tom Estes has resigned.

Former Steamboat man dies paragliding

A Boulder man who died in a paragliding accident July 7 in Aspen had many friends in Steamboat Springs.

See Steamboat's colorful side

Rainbow Weekend offers hot air balloons, art

If you can't find something to do in Steamboat Springs this weekend, there's no hope for you. Known for 25 years as Rainbow Weekend, today and Sunday are the busiest days of the summer.

Exhausted hikers rescued

A Routt County Search and Rescue crew guided two Colorado men out of rugged terrain near Walton Creek Canyon on Friday after they called for help on a handheld radio.

Alexis Dawn Jones

Alexis Dawn Jones, daughter of Misty and Don Jones of Craig, was born at 12:30 p.m. on June 27, 2005. She weighed 7 pounds and 7 ounces, and was 19 inches long. His sister is Ellina. Her grandparents are Mary and Leonard Shearer of Craig, Don and Jean Jones of Craig, and Charlie and Joyce Stonehocker of Grand Junction.

Ranchers honored

Families' contributions to county noted

From the outside, ranching might seem glamorous -- an independent lifestyle in which nobody tells you what to do.

Local youth gets free hot air balloon ride

When Steve Colby went to the Mountain Valley Bank, he didn't think he would be offered a free hot air balloon ride.

From Parral to Craig

There are similarities between Parral, Mexico, and Craig, Colo.

Opportunity for a better life

Jorge Rodriguez heard the river sweeping past. He heard his children screaming as the current pulled them under. He heard his wife call for help.

Español: Una oportunidad para una mejor vida

Jorge Rodriguez oyó al río pasar rápidamente. Escuchó los gritos de sus hijos mientras que el agua los jaló hacia abajo. Oyó a su esposa pedirle ayuda. Ãl rescató a sus hijos, y vio cuando su esposa desapareció bajo el agua para siempre. No podía salvarlos a todos.

Taytem Lee Royer

Taytem Lee Royer, son of Stephanie and Robert Royer of Hayden, was born at 11:16 p.m. on July 5, 2005. He weighed 7 pounds and 13 ounces, and was 20 inches long. His siblings are Josh Ehlers and Sierra Ehlers. His grandparents are Fred and Sharon Ehlers of Grand Junction.

Paintball fund-raiser delayed

The paintball dream that had local law enforcement and youths battling each other for a fund-raiser met its match Wednesday.

Powderkeg heats up today

Volleyball tourney takes over Howelsen

The Howelsen Hill sand volleyball courts and grass outfields typically reserved for locals and Triple Crown players will get plenty of use this weekend.

Thursday, July 7

City asked to improve landscaping of road

City of Steamboat Springs officials said they are working to improve landscaping along Mount Werner Road after receiving complaints about the lack of upkeep in the area.

Rodeo brings fast times at arena

No one can say that Lee Meyring didn't make the most out of his time in the arena during last week's ranch rodeo.

Cowboy headed to finals

Former Steamboat resident 'hoping to stay on and score high'

The key to doing well at the National High School Rodeo Finals is simple for Travis Darling.

Easy as cowpie

Steamboat to try for Cowpie Classic rugby tournament win

Steamboat Springs in an international town, so it's only appropriate that its rugby club has an international influence.

Street dance stays on Walnut

The Colorado Days street dance will stay put on Walnut Street, at least this year.

The Record for July 8

Wednesday, July 6 12:56 a.m. An officer was requested in the 400 block of Willow Bend. 4:53 a.m. A burglar alarm reportedly went off in the 700 block of Yampa Street. It was one of eight burglar alarms that reportedly went off in Steamboat Springs on Wednesday. All were false alarms. 8:10 a.m. A theft reportedly occurred in the 23000 block of West U.S. Highway 40.

Briefs for July 8

Arts council seeks artists to paint sidewalks The Steamboat Springs Arts Council is looking for artists to adorn the sidewalks with their painting for the upcoming Beaux Arts Festival, to be held Aug. 6. Call 879-9038.

2nd Montessori class unlikely

Upper-elementary teacher position declined by three candidates

It is unlikely that the Steamboat Springs School District will have an upper-elementary Montessori teacher for the coming school year.

Post offices reveal history

During the years, Jan Leslie has learned how to tell large stories by focusing on small things. Her first book used the records from rural schools as a way of exploring forgotten corners of Routt County's story. Her second book, which she will be discussing today at the Tread of Pioneers Museum, hangs her historic hook on post offices.

Routt families to gather

JoAnne Semotan is a dam holding back a century of information. Get her talking, and the conversation winds from the early days of horse breeding in Routt County to the way ranchers were affected by the Great Depression.

Rainbow weekend to attract 10,700

July 16 expected to be even busier

Steamboat Springs' condominiums and hotels will be 71 percent full Saturday as Rainbow Weekend draws crowds to see the Balloon Rodeo and Art in the Park. However, an early forecast for July 16 suggests even more visitors are expected in town for the Mountain Youth Soccer Tournament.

Colorado Mountain College names interim dean

An interim dean has been named for Colorado Mountain College's Alpine Campus in Steamboat Springs.

Environmentalist leads talk

MacNeill tells about world's destruction during seminar

Everyone was surprisingly calm as Jim MacNeill told them their world was being destroyed. He painted a picture of rising temperatures and swelling oceans, melting ice caps and the destruction of our food supply.

Twentymile lowers fan noise

A redirection of an exhaust fan at the Twentymile Coal Company has eased noise complaints from surrounding neighbors.

Well, aren't French women smart

If you want to get rich, write a book about how to lose weight. Mireille Guiliano, author of "French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasure," did just that and, well, I think she's doing all right. Since the book came out earlier this year, she has been invited on Oprah, been reviewed in The New York Times and become a national best-selling author.

Doodling the essence of things

Max Damore paintings are like mazes that you follow with your eyes. The lines wind around each other and fold into the shapes of figures or scenery. They play across the canvas like musical notes leaving the bell of a horn. They creep across the canvas like a sloth along a branch. They capture the things that Max Damore sees and hears -- a shape, a song, a moment with his wife.

Arts calendar for July 8

Art Events An opening reception for an exhibit of new works by Max Damore will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the TEI Modern Contemporary Gallery in the Torian Plum Plaza. Call 879-2240.

Art in the Park

Arts and craft fairs have become a summertime staple across the United States. White tents full of pottery, jewelry and hand-carved toys fill West Lincoln Park once a year to provide an outdoor shopping experience for anyone looking for something unique and handmade.

On Scene for July 8

Dining in the river? The Steamboat Yacht Club took riverside dining to a whole new level this weekend when one of the restaurant's white tents uprooted during Sunday's fast-moving thunderstorms. The tent planted into the Yampa River, after taking out portions of the deck railing, making it appear as if the Yacht Club was offering tubers and kayakers the chance to dine while still in their crafts. After some makeshift repairs, the restaurant was open for business Monday -- the busy Fourth of July holiday.

Showing you what they've learned

At the end of every three-week Summer Kaleidoscope program, participating children get to show off what they have learned. At Saturday's Art in the Park event, Robin Getter's students, ages 6 to 11, will perform "An African Tale."

Mapping their lives through art

In the beginning, Jeffry Lusiak and 19 teenage actors had nothing but blank paper and a performance date on the horizon.

CD reviews for July 8

Chez Ravine A record by Ry CooderAvailable at All That Jazz for $17.98 Do you like music better if it has a story attached? Do people buy Abbey Road because of the legend behind the cover art? Did most of us buy Brian Wilson's "Smile" because it sent him to bed for three years in deep depression and wasn't released until decades later?

Music calendar for July 8

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

Recital season begins this week

They board planes with their cello cases and violins, giving up six weeks of their summer for their music. This is the sixth year for the Rocky Mountain Summer Conservatory, held at Lowell Whiteman School. Sixty-seven students from across the United States come to Steamboat Springs to study chamber music with internationally renowned faculty from major orchestras, professional quartets and universities. They take private lessons and master classes and practice for hours each day, pairing their music with interdisciplinary studies, such as printmaking, photography and tae kwon do.

Take a seat on The Last Bus

The song begins with a loud ring, like a monk hitting a bell to wake people from mediation. The first few measures are a chaos of modem static and traffic, and then the music starts.

Jorgenson continues gypsy jazz

Music is a chain that spans all time. One musician is inspired by another. They take what they hear and build on it until their sounds inspire someone else.

Autumn Phillips: Just a memory

Put up four walls and create a reality. Tear them down, and many of the memories disappear with the rubble.

Autumn's Picks for July 8

Tonight Opening reception for an exhibit of new works by Max Damore When: 6 to 9 p.m. Where: TEI Modern Contemporary Gallery in the Torian Plum Plaza Cost: Free Call: 879-2240

Español: La frontera es una linea que se pone borrosa

No hay letreros que anuncian la Casa de la Anunciación. A menos que una persona sepa diferente, el antiguo edificio de ladrillo en El Paso parece abandonado. Las ventanas están cubiertas. Todas las puertas están bloqueadas menos una que está cerrada con candado. Pero al tocar la puerta, se abre de par en par a los olores de comida mexicana y las voces alegres de personas hablando dialectos de español desde el norte de Mexico hasta los rincones alejados de la America Central.

Border is a blurring line

There is no sign announcing Annunciation House. Unless a person knows differently, the old brick building in El Paso, Texas, almost looks abandoned.

Man struggles to make trip from Honduras

Former teacher faces hardships as he treks for months to get to United States

Juan Lopez* trained for his trip to the United States like a man training for a marathon. His daughters watched as he got into shape and cried.

Wednesday, July 6

Español: Mexicanos encuentran el trabajo en Colorado del noroeste

Saðl Hernández caminaba por agua hasta su cintura para quitar malas hierbas en un caliente campo de algodón en el oeste de Texas. Esa fue la mejor vida que buscaba cuando por fin tubo exito la tercera vez que intentó cruzar la frontera ilegalmente y entrar a los Estados Unidos. "Es duro, pero es duro vivir en Mexico," dijo Hernández. "Hay mucho trabajo, pero no pagan bien."

Español: La inmigración se encuentra con el resentimiento creciente

Mientras que aumenta el nðmero de inmigrantes, tambien aumenta resentimiento por unos trabajadores nativos. Y aunque estos ciudadanos americanos tienen creencias que guardan profundamente, se resisten a compartir sus opiniones pðblicamente.

Council weighs project

Developer proposing mobile-home community

Some Steamboat Springs City Council members said they were willing to work with a developer to see a mobile-home park built next to the James Brown Soul Center of the Universe Bridge.

Rally's goal unchanged with growth

For the past six years, Linda Danter has been driven by the desire to make a difference.

Yampa in shape for summer

Inner-tubing companies getting feet wet late this year

Commercial inner-tubing companies have just begun getting their feet wet.

Hiker recalls painful night

When Daniel Case found himself stranded deep in the Flat Tops Wilderness, he stuffed his clothes with leaves and pine needles to protect him from the cold night air.

Immigration being met with increasing resentment

As the number of immigrants grows, so does resentment from some native-born workers. And though these American citizens have deeply held beliefs, they are reluctant to share their views publicly.

Work force shifting in Steamboat

Three years ago, a Mexican man paused at the door of a restaurant in Steamboat Springs. He didn't speak English, and he was terrified.

Finding work in Colorado

Saðl Hernandez waded through waist-deep water to pull weeds in a smoldering cotton field in west Texas.

Sunshine Loop tests overall skill

By the end of this week, Bo Randolph will have ridden about 184 competitive miles -- by choice.

Cocaine case bound over

The case against a man accused of selling cocaine and methamphetamine near Soda Creek Elementary School was bound over to District Court on Wednesday.

The Record for July 7

Tuesday, July 5 12:17 a.m. A drunken man at a restaurant in the 500 block of Lincoln Avenue reportedly was asked to leave, and he did so when police arrived.

News in brief for July 7

Man goes to jail, faces new charges A man who apparently forgot what he packed for a visit to the Routt County Jail now may end up spending more time behind bars.

Fund Board waits on request

The Education Fund Board on Wednesday discussed whether it could and should fund a $45,000 request from the North Routt Community Charter School.

Twentymile Road to be improved

A $3.5 million road improvement project on Twentymile Road is expected to start Monday.

City extends moratorium

Plans for ski area base can be submitted through Sept. 1

The Steamboat Springs City Council approved a month extension for a moratorium on accepting pre-application plans for the base of Steamboat Ski Area.

Young gymnasts shine at meet

Since placing first in the parallel bars at the Eagles State Gymnastics Championships, it's been hard to separate 7-year-old Billy Winters from the medals he collected.

Español: La inmigración trae el cambio a la fuerza de trabajo de la ciudad

Hace tres años, un mexicano se detuvo brevemente enfrente de la puerta de un restaurante en Steamboat Springs. No hablaba bien el ingles y tenía mucho miedo. Pasó por la puerta, entró en la cocina y pidió empleo. Le dieron una toalla y le mostraron el fregadero. Ha trabajado lavando platos desde entonces.

Tuesday, July 5

Balloon makes difficult landing

Pilot, passenger uninjured in incident

It isn't often that 16 people have to pitch in to rescue a squirrel from a tree.

Entomologist to lead Bug Safari

Clark Pearson at first struggles to explain why he decided to study bugs. Then, he thinks of two adjectives that aptly describe his subjects and interest in his field.

Hayden teams fare well this summer

Coach Gary Medvesk found the perfect motivational words for the Hayden Mountain Valley Bank girls slow-pitch softball team.

Chamber proposes moving street dance

Organizers of the popular Colorado Days street dance and dinner want to move the festivities from Walnut Street to Third Street.

Mediator to settle dispute

Fairview residents argue about annexation agreement

Steamboat Springs City Council members said they would hire an out-of-town mediator to help resolve a dispute among neighbors in the Fairview Subdivision.

Rodeo numbers buck up

Holiday weekend brings out record number of spectators

Between the rain and fireworks, the attendance numbers for last week's Cowboys Roundup Days resembled a ride on the back of one of Bad Company's rank bulls.

Sunshine loop will test riders

Mountain bikers in Steamboat Springs will celebrate the halfway point of the Town Challenge Race Series with the longest ride of the year.

Sarah Davis, Erin Bertoli, R.J. Ours, Pete Bialick, Chris Sherwin: Keep smoking ban

To the Editor: On May 17, the Steamboat Springs City Council passed an ordinance to protect the health and safety of Steamboat residents, workers and visitors. This ordinance provides some of the strongest protections from the hazards of secondhand smoke in Colorado. Steamboat's leadership on this issue is recognized and appreciated. We encourage the council to leave the ordinance as is, and not weaken its strong public health provisions.

Town fine-tunes land-use plan

Changes address gravel-pit rules, airport-zoning district

Prohibiting gravel pits and creating a new airport-zoning district will be among changes in Hayden's proposed land-use code.

Our View: Keeping the balloons flying

It was good to hear that the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association has options for a site to host Steamboat's annual Balloon Rodeo.

The Record for July 6

Monday, July 4 2:10 a.m. A loud hot tub party was reported in the 1800 block of Bear Creek Drive.

Briefs for July 6

Intoxicated man breaks into home, falls asleep A homeowner in Ski Time Square woke up Monday morning to find an intoxicated man looking over his bed.

Bid for airport terminal approved

The Routt County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday awarded a $5.5 million airport terminal construction project to TCD, the lowest bidder.

Español: El distrito de la escuela reforza el programa ingles del idioma

Susana López se graduará de la Escuela Secundaria del Condado de Moffat en diciembre, y eso es más de lo que muchos estudiantes hispanos pueden decir. Por todo el país, más de 25 por ciento de los estudiantes hispanos abandonan a la escuela secundaria -- porcentaje más alto que cualquier otro grupo demográfico -- segðn el informe del Censo de Octubre del 2000 del Departamento de la Oficina de Comercio Estadounidense.

Español: Los asuntos de la inmigración crean los problemas para la aplicación de la ley

Más inmigrantes son iguales a más crimen, dicen las autoridades locales. La razón no es porque los hispanos son más dispuestos a cometer delitos, pero porque una población de una etnicidad que aumenta resulta en más probabilidad de actividad criminal. Los inmigrantes ilegales que se arrestan tambien crean cuentas largas mientras que esperan su deportación en la cárcel.

Español: La inmigración crea los desaf�ios de asistencia medica

Los servicios locales de cuidado medico sirven a un nðmero creciente de pacientes hispanoparlantes, y eso requiere el desarrollo de programas para acomodarles.

District beefs up ELL program

Susana Lopez will graduate from Moffat County High School in December, which is more than many Hispanic students can say.

Immigrants increase law officers' duties

More immigrants equal more crime, local law enforcement officials say. Not because Hispanics are more likely to commit crimes, but a growing population of any ethnicity means an increased likelihood of criminal activity.

Health care programs changing

Local health care facilities are serving an increasing number of Spanish-speaking patients, requiring program development to accommodate them.

Council looks to slow down traffic

Steamboat Springs City Council members said they would look at what they could do to slow down traffic in the Brooklyn neighborhood.

Monday, July 4

Return of balloons more than hot air

Steamboat's Balloon Rodeo will return next July, but not to the meadow where it has been for 25 years. Lodging reservations for the upcoming Rainbow Weekend are ahead of last year's pace already. The centerpieces of the long-running tourism weekend are Art in the Park, and the Balloon Rodeo. This year, 45 hot air balloons are scheduled to participate Saturday and Sunday.

Seminar to tackle global warming

Former World Bank panel chairman will discuss environmental issues

When the organizers of the free Seminars at Steamboat series surveyed attendees, a majority said they would like to learn more about environmental issues. Bob Stein heard the request, and he could think of no one more globally informed on environmental issues than Jim MacNeill.

Briefs for July 5, 2005

A woman was issued a citation for assault Monday after allegedly hitting two other women during a baseball game. Christina Aguilar, 33, of Englewood, was issued a citation after allegedly hitting sisters Amanda and Krystal Quick of Denver.

Brooks shares his 'real America'

David Brooks is hilarious. He isn't that tell-a-knock-knock-joke-and-slap-your-knee funny, either. He is cynical and sarcastic, which is whole different story.

Big tourist weekend runs smoothly

The thousands of tourists who descended on Steamboat Springs during the Fourth of July weekend contributed to heavy traffic and hundreds of calls the Steamboat Springs Police Department, but everything ran smoothly.

Fairview fight goes to city

The Steamboat Springs City Council is being asked to resolve a dispute among neighbors in the Fairview subdivision about city lots sold to residents almost 15 years ago.

Yampa parade salutes the workers of America

The band that kicked off Yampa's Fourth of July parade Monday also ended it. As soon as "The Band," a mixture of community members who volunteered to play this year, finished walking down Main Street, they jumped into several trucks that were waiting for them and drove to the end of the parade so they could march again as the last act.

City celebrates festive Fourth

A group of librarians showed the community they can cut loose -- and maneuver a mean book cart -- during Monday's Fourth of July parade.

Sunday, July 3

Cattle drive goes Hollywood

Downtown Steamboat Springs was transformed into a scene from the Old West as people crowded Lincoln Avenue to watch the annual Cowboys Roundup Days cattle drive Sunday. But there was a twist this year: it was the scene for the season finale of a TV show being filmed in Routt County.

Old guard shares memories of the Routt

On a crisp North Routt day last September, the Medicine Bow-Routt Forest Leadership Team and Hahn's Peak-Bears Ears Ranger District staff gathered at the Summit Creek Guard Station, north of Columbine. This was no ordinary meeting. It was a potluck to honor Forest Service retirees, many of whom still live in the Yampa Valley, and to interview them regarding their service to an agency that is turning 100 years old this year.

Strings woos young listeners

Classical music is a tough sale these days. Ever popular among the 65 and older set, classical music has yet to be fully embraced by younger people. I'm sure there are many reasons for this, but that's another topic for another time. But the question is this: How can arts organizations peak interest and sustain that interest in classical music so that there are audiences for the many years to come?

The Record for July 4, 2005

12:01 a.m. A drunken driving arrest was made in the 80 block of Anglers Drive.

Play it safe with fireworks today

Cookouts, parades, and fireworks help us celebrate the summer season, especially our nation's birthday on the Fourth of July. Fireworks can excite, thrill and amaze us. But as dazzling as fireworks can look, they also can be harmful if used improperly.

Tom Ross: Times columnist offers hope on July Fourth

It didn't take David Brooks long on Sunday night to figure out how to win over a Steamboat audience -- he poked fun at Vail and Aspen.

Saturday, July 2

Live-work, commercial project in gear

A developer plans to break ground this summer on a mixed-used project at the south end of Steamboat Springs.

Holiday traditions

Triple Crown tourney a must-do summer event

Some years, the Rude Dawgs rule. Some years -- like this year -- they don't. But one thing is for sure: the Littleton-based slow-pitch softball team will be in Steamboat Springs for the Triple Crown Fourth of July Mountain Magic tournament.

Grace Kelly Mariner

Grace Kelly Mariner, daughter of Meghan and Collin Mariner of Broomfield, was born at 12:21 p.m. June 21, 2005. She weighed 8 pounds and 10 ounces, and was 20.5 inches long. Her siblings are Courtney and Connor Mariner. Her grandparents are Lynne and Joe McNasby of Steamboat Springs, and Deb and John Mariner of Pine Island, Minn.

Kylie Paige Atwood

Kylie Paige Atwood, daughter of Lyndsey Flores and Aaron Atwood of Craig, was born at 1:22 p.m. June 20, 2005. She weighed 5 pounds and 3 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Her siblings are Jordi and Brianna Flores. Her grandparents are Bernie and Debbie DeWitt of Craig, Melody Lyons and Sid Eller of Craig, and Treva Sharp of Craig.

Pat Arnone: LaFarge the victim

LaFarge the victim To see people attack LaFarge is sad. First, to attack the victim is a sign of being uninformed. Routt County overstepped its function when the evil LaFarge more than met the "legal requirements" for providing a much needed service to the south side. Routt County should expect to be sued when it does this. If Routt County had denied this project, they would not only be being sued by LaFarge, but by the land owner also, and rightfully so. To require any entity to do any more than the "rules" require is the issue here. If people want to direct dissent, it should be directed at our County for putting "us" in this position. Our City Council is pushing the same line with the MacArthur property. They are just lucky that the MacArthur family loves Steamboat and is willing to play the game. Pat Arnone Steamboat Springs

Dan Kosnik: Aliens are criminal

If the new series, "Crossing the Line," is supposed to be about "Immigration in Northwest Colorado," why is the lead article about an illegal alien. I thought immigrants were people who sought to enter the country through proper channels and stay on a long term or permanent basis -- not those who sneak across the border, use false documents to obtain employment and then take the money and run back across the border without paying income taxes or even a thank you.

Candace Furlong: Wonderful people

My husband and I were traveling through Steamboat on our way to St. Louis when we got separated during a rain storm while bicycling on Buffalo Pass Raod today. I returned to our lodging at the Hotel Bristol distraught, thinking that he had "ditched" and was unc

Soundoff for July 3

Council conflict? Someone needs to give our beloved City Council a refresher course in ethics. Councilman Antonucci, a member of the Yampa Valley Housing Authority, votes to give city money to the authority, a clear conflict of interest. And while we are on the subject, do any of them remember what ex parte communication means?

Elkins Meadow taking shape as subdivision

Beach-side retreat developed minutes from town

At Elkins Meadow, vibrant vegetation and landscaping fill construction scars. New roads skirt cattails, and trophy trout meander beneath the surface of clear ponds.

Transactions for June 22 to 27

Seller's name listed first, followed by the buyer WELLFORD, CAROLINE to STEIDTMANN, CARL E. and CLINE, KATHLEEN A. for LOTS 20 AND 21, BLOCK 6, FIRST ADDITION TO THE TOWN OF STEAMBOAT SPRINGS -- $790,000

Hog Island launches drift boats on market

John St. John is optimistic that after fighting through several years of adversity, Hog Island will soon be in fat city.

Business briefs for July 3

Ski Corp. hires new chef for Hazie's

'Quiet giant' diversifies

TIC stays strong by pursuing new ventures

TIC Holdings Inc., Steamboat's quiet giant, has been deliberately acquiring other companies in the first part of the decade as it seeks to diversify its industrial construction business.

Building permits for June 20 to 24

Steamboat Springs Eagle Ridge Townhomes LLC 1410 Flattop Circle Structural Builders Triplex -- Bldg 1 Left Unit $918,979

Big weekend at the rodeo

By Thursday afternoon, most people in Steamboat Springs already had started thinking about how they would celebrate the holiday.

Ban leaves smokers fuming

On Thursday night, Joe Mansfield had a list of 11 bars and enough cigarettes to smoke one at each of them. On the day before the city's smoking ban went into effect, Mansfield was a man on mission as he spoke about his anger toward the Steamboat Springs City Council for not taking the smoking ban to a vote.

Steamboat bows to Holy Family

With curly blond hair that sticks out from beneath his baseball cap, Alex Wood is the baby of Steamboat Springs' American Legion baseball team.

John F. Russell: The bulls keep us entertained

Some people come for the Western heritage, others come because they love horses, and more than a few pack the stands of the Brent Romick Rodeo Arena simply because they love cowboys.

On the verge of change

Renewed interest kindled in Stagecoach area

With rolling hills, pelicans gliding over the reservoir, gorgeous mountains and clear, blue skies, the beautiful landscape that defines Stagecoach is picturesque and pristine. However, this scene might change in the near future if a new residential development is introduced into the equation.

For best views of the summer constellations

Plan to Leave No Trace

Until they pitch a cold camp, backcountry travelers may never fully appreciate the blaze of stars visible from above 10,000 feet in the Colorado Rockies.

Clowning abounds at Summerfest

The sounds of African drums and the smells of grilling hamburgers filled the air Saturday at the Hayden Summerfest, setting the perfect mood for a barrage of entertainers that kept crowds awed.

Girl Scouts get 'Lost in Steamboat'

When Crystal Larson, 12, of Grand Junction, heard there was a Girl Scouts camp focusing on Global Positioning Systems, she knew she wanted to go.

Our View: Moratorium needs to end

The Steamboat Springs City Council seems to be on the verge of making a mistake we predicted months ago.

Sydney Ann Lannin

Sydney Ann Lannin, daughter of Lynn and Josh Lannin of Boulder, was born at 7:32 p.m. June 8, 2005. She weighed 7 pounds, and was 19 inches long. Her grandparents are Wally and Jan Acker of Steamboat Springs, and Duffie Lannin and the late Jeffrey Lannin of State College, Penn.

Small green thumbs

Children learn gardening skills in weekly club

Olivia Requist sat chomping watermelon during morning snack. Next to her, a pile of plump young radishes sat uneaten. "I don't like the radishes," she said with a scowl.

Trevor Paul Harms

Trevor Paul Harms, son of Johanne and David Harms of Steamboat Springs, was born at 5:06 p.m. June 21, 2005.

Bible store owner sells more than books

After spending most of her life as a housewife, Deanna Berry decided a few years ago that it was time for a change, so she bought a bookstore.

Friday, July 1

Art on the Mountain kicks off

Jewelry, baskets, blown glass on display in Gondola Square

The first of five Art on the Mountain festivals planned for this summer will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Sunday and Monday in Gondola Square. Regional artists Audrey Bortz, Robb Kurth and Susie Krull will be there.

Law enforcement officials challenged to paintball

Routt County law enforcement agencies might have met their match in the form of local youths and lots and lots of paintballs.

Slain officer to be in book

The only Steamboat Springs police officer killed in the line of duty soon will be honored in a new book commemorating Colorado law enforcement agents killed on the job.

No injuries when hot air balloon hits power line

A hot air balloon hit a power line Friday morning after the pilot lost control of the balloon. No one was injured.

Wins Inc. beats Steamboat

Triple Crown's Fourth of July Mountain Magic adult slow-pitch softball tournament is a Steamboat holiday tradition. Teams from throughout the state -- and, this year, the western half of the country -- gather in Hayden, Craig and Steamboat, to not only play softball, but also to celebrate the extended weekend with family and friends.

Harbor could be razed in spring

The new owners of the Harbor Hotel have begun planning a mixed-use project that will replace the aging building.

Injured man rescued

An injured hiker spent a cold night in the Flat Tops Wilderness area before being rescued Friday morning.

The Record for July 2

Thursday, June 30 12:35 a.m. A suspected drunken driving arrest was made in the 400 block of Pine Street.

Fireworks in arena, too

Rodeo attendees in for several Fourth of July treats

For this weekend's July 4 professional rodeo, stock contractor Mac Altizer promises more than a few fireworks on the arena floor.

Lichtenfels qualifies for JOs

Swimmer one of top breaststrokers

Emma Lichtenfels always has done a good frog impression.

News in brief for July 2

Golfers, bidders to unite for charity and fun The eighth annual Ski Town USA Golf Classic & Benefit Auction will take place July 8 and 9 at the Sheraton Steamboat and Catamount Ranch & Club golf courses.