Sunday, July 31
School Board immediately appoints replacement for Babcock
South Routt School Board member Bill Babcock has resigned after sixteen years of service.
Saturday, July 30 1:33 a.m. Someone was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in the 200 block of Lincoln Avenue.
A leaky propane tank in Oak Creek resulted in the evacuation of one apartment complex Saturday night.
Woman's vehicle catches on fire in Hayden A woman's car caught on fire in Hayden at 3:46 p.m. Saturday.
Saturday, July 30
Late August is a telling time in city politics.
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.
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.
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.
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
Routt County Gymkhana Club's Thursday night series is a family affair
It's just a typical Thursday night for the Logan family.
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.
Bryan Luark's passion for horses and reining began nine years ago, when he got involved with 4-H.
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.
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.
In 2004, Realtors were pleased to see the market rebound, rounding out the year with record activity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Seventy-three-year-old Bill Nickey doesn't move as fast as he once did.
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.
Friday, July 29 3:44 a.m. A dog was reported barking on Hilltop Parkway, but officers were unable to locate the animal.
Saturday, July 23 Rogelio Escobar Reyes, 29, Steamboat Springs -- DUI, DUI per se, weaving (Colorado State Patrol)
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.
For more than a decade, Vail has tormented Steamboat Springs on the rugby field, but on Saturday, the local team turned the tables.
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, 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.
Steamboat graduate to study medicine
Longtime Steamboat Springs resident Donald L. Richmond died July 21, 2005. He was 77.
Monday, Aug. 1 The Oak Creek Public Library is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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, 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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, July 29
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.
Diluted sewage flooded into the basements of some downtown businesses after an intense storm hit Steamboat Springs on Monday and overloaded sanitary sewer lines.
A Colorado priest accused of molesting young boys spent several months working in Steamboat Springs in 1990 as an assistant priest.
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.
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.
In the "Historical Guide to Routt County," the entire story of the town of Trull is told in one paragraph.
Browns Park fire ban goes into effect today
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.
Thursday, July 28
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
Tonight Steve Boynton When: 5 to 8 p.m. Where: Brauns Bar & Grill, 709 Lincoln Ave. Cost: Free Call: 870-1441
Hot Club of Cowtown guitar player, Whit Smith, didn't tell me the real news until we were about to say goodbye.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you've only heard the music to "Cabaret" and never seen a production, you're in for a surprise.
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.
Resort and community leaders celebrated a groundbreaking at Yampa Valley Regional Airport this week that wasn't always a sure thing.
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.
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.
The story couldn't have unfolded better if it had been scripted.
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.
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.
He's been there three times, but Cole Worsley says not even his experience at the state meet helps calm his nerves.
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.
New charges were filed Wednesday in the case against a man accused of selling cocaine near Soda Creek Elementary School.
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.
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.
Wednesday, July 27
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.
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.
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.
Dressed in plaid Bermuda shorts, black leather golf shoes and a navy visor, nobody would mistake 12-year-old Preston Walker for a cowboy.
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.
After months of battling the Routt County Building Department, the town of Oak Creek might be creating its own.
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.
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.
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.
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
On Sunday, the Steamboat Pilot & Today and the Craig Daily Press completed their joint six-part series, "Crossing the Line: Immigration in Northwest Colorado."
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.
12:34 a.m. A loud party was reported in the 400 block of Eaglepointe Court, and officers warned and advised the residents.
Thirty-six beetle traps near the Steamboat Ski Area have caught 70,000 spruce beetles in the past few weeks.
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.
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.
For most tennis players in Steamboat Springs, the Ore House Singles and Doubles Championships are an opportunity to get on the court.
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.
Bears seem to be everywhere -- in laundry rooms and mudrooms, eating rabbits and lounging in one resident's yard.
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.
An ongoing, two-month search for a missing Steamboat Springs man yielded no new clues Saturday.
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.
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.
Monday, July 25
August is a perfect time for camping in the Rocky Mountains, but Chris Puckett prefers a slightly cooler climate.
LIFT-UP of Routt County is getting close to its goal of building an 8,100-square-foot building for its Steamboat offices.
Routt County has narrowed its list of candidates to become the new manager of Yampa Valley Regional Airport to five.
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.
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.
There were several reports of a possible fire south of Lake Catamount on Monday, but as of early evening, the reports remained unconfirmed.
12:00 a.m. A load party was reported in the 700 block of Walton Pond Circle. Police warned and advised the party-goers.
Rugby team competes for Rocky bragging rights
The fate of the rugby Rocky Mountain Cup could be determined in Steamboat Springs this Saturday.
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.
Sunday, July 24
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.
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.
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.
One might never suspect that -- along with cattle -- the golden meadows near Yampa and Toponas once teemed with lettuce and spinach.
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.
Saturday, July 23 12:27 a.m. A noise complaint in the 3100 block of Ingles Lane resulted in a warning.
Saturday, July 23
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?
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.
For 30 years, the Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors scholarship fund has helped high school seniors in Routt County head to college.
The annual Colorado Days parade was short, sweet and to the point Saturday morning in Hayden.
JAIL REPORT Saturday, July 16 Marvin Charles Laman, 32, Gypsum -- DUI, DUI per se, no stop at stop sign (Oak Creek Police Department)
It's hard to understand the Steamboat Springs City Council's emphatic refusal to reconsider its rigid smoking ban.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Certain features stand out to second-home buyers: a location close to the slopes, views and multiple master suites.
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.
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.
Jennifer Ann Goffe and Cennedy Dale McPhail were married July 18 at the United Methodist Church with Pastor Larry Oman officiating.
Air Force Master Sergeant Robert V. Seaman retired after 21 years in the service during ceremonies at Tinker Air Force Base Oklahoma last month.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A democratic community is a place where people should be free and encouraged to express their opinions without fear of ridicule or shame.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, July 22
Temperatures in Steamboat Springs may be higher than usual, but no records have been broken -- yet.
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.
DRAKE, KEVIN F TO DRAKE, KEVIN AND DEERWOOD RANCH ROAD C, LLC. FOR DEERWOOD RANCH SUBDIVISION, LOT 18 - $18,300
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.
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.
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.
Sunday marks the first of two scheduled dates for TV crews to film Triple Crown World Series championship games.
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.
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.
Children who come to the Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer concert Tuesday can leave their teatime manners at home.
Judge John Kane told a Steamboat Springs audience Friday that the War on Drugs is a complete failure.
Thursday, July 21
Just when I started thinking I was a local, I realized I am just the village idiot.
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.
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.
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.
The Hayden Town Board on Thursday granted final approval to the first filing of the Lake Village subdivision planned for south of Sagewood.
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.
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.
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.
¤ 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.
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.
Time to say goodbye to Cletus.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Routt County Planning Commission on Thursday night put the finishing touches on the draft of an update to North Routt's recreation plan.
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.
The outline for Cesare F. Rosï¿½--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.
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.
Standing on the tee box of Steamboat Springs' newest practice range, golfers are greeted by an unobstructed view of Sleeping Giant.
Featuring "The Foundations of Steamboat:
Friday, August 12 at 7 pm and Sunday, August 14 at 3 pm
Dance concert and theatre performance by the Perry-Mansfield ...
¤ Seminars at Steamboat: Hon. John Kane speaks about the War on Drugs and its effects on the criminal justice system
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.
¤ Steve Boynton When: 5 to 8 p.m. Where: Braun's Bar & Grill, 709 Lincoln Ave. Cost: Free Call: 870-1441
celebrating the senses & the creative spirit
Sean Murphy isn't ready to let go of his dream.
Motivated or perhaps inspired by watching the Tour de France?
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.
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.
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Summer Art 2005
August 4- August 7. Celebrate the senses at the world's
Wednesday, July 20
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.
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.
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.
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.
More youngsters competing in Town Challenge
Jett Seymour is only 6 1/2 years old, but he knows what he wants.
Sponsor or design bra for Bust of Steamboat
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.
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.
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.
Steamboat prings City Council members agreed with a consultant's recommendation to charge all residential homes a flat rate for treating sewage.
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.
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
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.
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.
The Hayden School Board today will consider a student fee proposal to help pay for sports and other activities.
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.
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.
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.
A 20-year-old man was sentenced to four years in prison Monday on two charges of distributing cocaine.
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.
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.
The Hayden Town Board on Thursday will consider whether to realign part of Harvest Drive for safer traffic flow.
A judge ruled Tuesday that a special prosecutor should be appointed in the case of a Steamboat Springs man charged with vehicular assault.
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.
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.
The Steamboat Springs School District is advertising for a teacher for a combined fourth- and fifth-grade class at Strawberry Park Elementary School.
What do you get when you mix a Hayden street dance on a Friday night with some spunk and spontaneity?
Monday, July 18
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.
Sunday, July 17 12:17 a.m. A bear was reported on Conifer Circle.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Whether they are building bridges or tidying up campgrounds, it's the job of local youth corps members to get dirty.
Business owner Jeff Fry on Monday announced plans to run for the Hayden School Board.
Sunday, July 17
Bill Mackin was not your typical teenager. He found his lifelong passion early while watching Western movies. His favorites starred the handsome Randolph Scott.
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.
Council seeking artists to transform hubcaps The Steamboat Springs Arts Council is seeking people interested in transforming automobile hubcaps into works of art.
Saturday, July 16 12:04 a.m. An officer was requested in the 1900 block of Ski Time Square Drive.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Weighing bottom line
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.
Four years ago, a wide-eyed Clint Jones could only imagine what it was going to feel like to jump in the Olympics.
Holt and George Vaughan were walking punchlines.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Searchers looking for a missing Steamboat Springs man found several items of clothing they said may belong to him.
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.
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.
In summer shop program, students, parents get experience they won't forget
Building a boat is not just about the end product.
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.
Steamboat Springs Ichabod, LLC 185 Sleepy Hollow Lane Total Structures, Inc. Duplex -- Left Side $665,174
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
Longtime Steamboat Springs resident Nancy Lourie Blackett passed away July 9, 2005, in Fort Collins. She was 78.
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.
Life in Steamboat Springs is not easy for parents.
The chance to repeat as champions remains a possibility for the Steamboat Springs U13 boys soccer team.
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.
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.
Friends and family of Ann and Jim Severson will gather in Steamboat Springs on July 31 to celebrate the couple's 50th wedding anniversary.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
ORTEGA, ANNAMARIE, NKA SHUNNY, ANNAMARIE and SHUNNY, PETER to CURRAN, JAMES E. for STEAMBOAT II, FILING NO. 2A, LOT 82 -- $329,000
There is no place Bill Elder would rather be on a Friday night than under the lights.
Friday, July 15
Using the word "machine" to describe a team composed of 13-year-old boys prompted coach Danny Tebbenkamp to let out a small laugh.
Authorities hope that someone in Northwest Colorado will be able to identify skeletal remains of an unknown man found last month on Berthoud Pass.
When members of Loveland's soccer club played in a lethargic or unorganized manner, a coach would call them pelicans.
After five years with Hayden's Recreation Department, Lindsay Heer no longer is recreation coordinator.
Health care representatives from Routt and Moffat counties will crunch numbers Wednesday to determine the need for a community heath center.
Group looking into regional marketing program
Hidden from shopfronts and store shelves, residents are hammering, welding, gluing, sewing and stringing together unique creations.
Access to Mount Zirkel Wilderness open
A man suspected of sexually assaulting and impregnating a teenage girl who was in his care pleaded not guilty Friday in District Court.
Construction on U.S. Highway 40 at Anglers Drive will take place during the nights and early morning hours Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.
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.
Temperatures may be in the 90s, but Tracy Rogalski has her mind on snow and skis.
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.
Thursday, July 14
Coach Patti Worsley called the venue beautiful and the swim meet a success.
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.
Several years after proposing a large residential subdivision south of Hayden, developers on Thursday found themselves on the verge of final approval.
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.
12:32 a.m. A person was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving near Whistler Road and Creekside Court.
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.
Local gardening book available across town
The book "Medicine and Compassion: A Tibetan Lama's Guidance for Caregivers" begins with a telling anecdote.
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.
Ana Lash wants to get people talking about their stories through the stories of others.
Interpol "Antics" Available at All That Jazz for $16.98 For fans of Modest Mouse -- modern, but emotional -- it's time to meet Interpol.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tonight ¤ Paul Potyen When: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Where: Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel Lobby Cost: Free
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.
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.
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.
A man was arrested Wednesday morning on suspicion of kicking and damaging several cars in the Boothill Bar and Grill parking lot.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, July 13
Local 4-H members learn lots at fairgrounds event
Marshmallows come in handy when training a pig.
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.
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.
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.
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.
City Planning Commission, public to see report tonight
The Mountain Town Sub Area Plan Update contains very few surprises.
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.
The case against a man accused of selling cocaine and methamphetamine near Soda Creek Elementary School has been set for a preliminary hearing.
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.
The odds of getting a hole-in-one don't favor most golfers.
Routt County began its summer repaving projects Wednesday and will continue road improvements until Aug. 8.
Rocky Mountain Ventures, Lowe hosting clinic
Jennifer Lowe was terrified the first time she went rock climbing.
Volunteers needed for trail upkeep
For those who use Howelsen Hill's singletrack trails, the opportunity to help with their upkeep has arrived.
The Hayden Planning Commission today will review the final plat for the first filing of the Lake Village subdivision.
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.
Tuesday, July 12
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Steamboat squad forced out of tournament
Steamboat Springs' 12-and-under baseball team won the game but lost the battle.
A Steamboat Springs man charged with attempted sexual assault on his daughter was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison.
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.
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.
Two people charged with felony theft from the Wagon Wheel Homeowners' Association in Stagecoach appeared in court Tuesday.
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.
The number of soccer moms -- not to mention soccer dads, sisters, brothers and family pets -- will increase dramatically in Steamboat Springs this weekend.
A certain type of hound will be unleashed Saturday on Howelsen Hill.
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.
The Hayden Planning Commission on Thursday will review the final plat for the first filing of the Lake Village subdivision.
After five years with Hayden's Recreation Department, Lindsay Heer no longer is recreation coordinator.
Temperatures may be in the 80s, but Tracy Rogalski has her mind on snow and skis.
Whether Colorado Mountain College will start charging for classes teaching English as a Second Language remains to be seen.
Monday, July 11
Steamboat Little League fares well
Twelve-year-old Connor Landusky got just about everything he wanted during Monday afternoon's game against Leadville.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Hayden Police Department has identified three juvenile suspects for two recent burglaries of residences in Hayden.
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.
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.
The Yampa River in downtown Steamboat Springs dropï¿½--ped steeply Sunday at precisely the same time a major tributary, Fish Creek, was doing the same.
Sunday, July 10 12 a.m. A loud party was reported in the 20 block of Sequoia Court. The people were warned and advised.
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.
Sunday, July 10
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Christopher Fry is not sure what prompted him to sit down one day and start carving spoons.
Christian Heritage School has hired a second principal who will oversee the junior high and high school.
Saturday, July 9
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.
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
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.
Steamboat Springs is just another stop on Glenn Blackmore's world rugby tour.
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.
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.
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.
Sean Seams didn't even make it to first base before he and his teammates began to celebrate.
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.
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.
Longtime Steamboat Springs resident Natalie Willett Stanko passed away July 5, 2005, at the Doak Walker Care Center. She was 95.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There is a different feeling at Prudential Steamboat Realty since the company moved to its new location at Wildhorse Marketplace.
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
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.
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, 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.
Steamboat Springs resident Renee Louise Mitchem died June 26, 2005. She was 24.
Craig resident Delfido A. Martinez died June 20, 2005, suddenly at his home. He was 72.
It would be a shame indeed if the recent seminar by Jim MacNeill and your article covering the seminar went unchallenged.
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.
We recognize them by the black and white uniforms they wear on cool Friday nights in fall.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Horizons Specialized Services Inc. is seeking a property tax to help fund its operations in Routt County.
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.
The U.S. Forest Service is proposing to chop down a lot of trees in order to keep parts of a forest alive.
Friday, July 8
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are similarities between Parral, Mexico, and Craig, Colo.
Families' contributions to county noted
From the outside, ranching might seem glamorous -- an independent lifestyle in which nobody tells you what to do.
When Steve Colby went to the Mountain Valley Bank, he didn't think he would be offered a free hot air balloon ride.
The Hayden Town Board on Thursday agreed the town will contribute to utility improvements related to the Valley View Business Park development.
A Boulder man who died in a paragliding accident July 7 in Aspen had many friends in Steamboat Springs.
The Mountain Madness Half Marathon is one of the oldest races in Steamboat Springs and the Steamboat Springs Running Series.
After almost 18 years on the Yampa Town Board, Tom Estes has resigned.
City officials are asking residents for patience when they go online to take the city's survey.
The paintball dream that had local law enforcement and youths battling each other for a fund-raiser met its match Wednesday.
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.
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.
Jorge Rodriguez oyÃ³ al río pasar rÃ¡pidamente. EscuchÃ³ los gritos de sus hijos mientras que el agua los jalÃ³ hacia abajo. OyÃ³ a su esposa pedirle ayuda. Ãl rescatÃ³ a sus hijos, y vio cuando su esposa desapareciÃ³ bajo el agua para siempre. No podía salvarlos a todos.
Thursday, July 7
The Colorado Days street dance will stay put on Walnut Street, at least this year.
There is no sign announcing Annunciation House. Unless a person knows differently, the old brick building in El Paso, Texas, almost looks abandoned.
No hay letreros que anuncian la Casa de la AnunciaciÃ³n. A menos que una persona sepa diferente, el antiguo edificio de ladrillo en El Paso parece abandonado. Las ventanas estÃ¡n cubiertas. Todas las puertas estÃ¡n bloqueadas menos una que estÃ¡ 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 espaÃ±ol desde el norte de Mexico hasta los rincones alejados de la America Central.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
A redirection of an exhaust fan at the Twentymile Coal Company has eased noise complaints from surrounding neighbors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Tonight Steve Boynton When: 5 to 8 p.m. Where: Brauns Bar & Grill, 709 Lincoln Ave. Cost: Free Call: 870-1441
Put up four walls and create a reality. Tear them down, and many of the memories disappear with the rubble.
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.
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."
In the beginning, Jeffry Lusiak and 19 teenage actors had nothing but blank paper and a performance date on the horizon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An interim dean has been named for Colorado Mountain College's Alpine Campus in Steamboat Springs.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, July 6
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.
Inner-tubing companies getting feet wet late this year
Commercial inner-tubing companies have just begun getting their feet wet.
For the past six years, Linda Danter has been driven by the desire to make a difference.
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.
The Education Fund Board on Wednesday discussed whether it could and should fund a $45,000 request from the North Routt Community Charter School.
The case against a man accused of selling cocaine and methamphetamine near Soda Creek Elementary School was bound over to District Court on Wednesday.
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.
A $3.5 million road improvement project on Twentymile Road is expected to start Monday.
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.
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.
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.
By the end of this week, Bo Randolph will have ridden about 184 competitive miles -- by choice.
Mientras que aumenta el nÃ°mero 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 pÃ°blicamente.
SaÃ°l HernÃ¡ndez caminaba por agua hasta su cintura para quitar malas hierbas en un caliente campo de algodÃ³n en el oeste de Texas. Esa fue la mejor vida que buscaba cuando por fin tubo exito la tercera vez que intentÃ³ cruzar la frontera ilegalmente y entrar a los Estados Unidos. "Es duro, pero es duro vivir en Mexico," dijo HernÃ¡ndez. "Hay mucho trabajo, pero no pagan bien."
Hace tres aÃ±os, un mexicano se detuvo brevemente enfrente de la puerta de un restaurante en Steamboat Springs. No hablaba bien el ingles y tenía mucho miedo. PasÃ³ por la puerta, entrÃ³ en la cocina y pidiÃ³ empleo. Le dieron una toalla y le mostraron el fregadero. Ha trabajado lavando platos desde entonces.
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.
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.
SaÃ°l Hernandez waded through waist-deep water to pull weeds in a smoldering cotton field in west Texas.
Tuesday, July 5
Monday, July 4 2:10 a.m. A loud hot tub party was reported in the 1800 block of Bear Creek Drive.
Pilot, passenger uninjured in incident
It isn't often that 16 people have to pitch in to rescue a squirrel from a tree.
Susana Lopez will graduate from Moffat County High School in December, which is more than many Hispanic students can say.
Los servicios locales de cuidado medico sirven a un nÃ°mero creciente de pacientes hispanoparlantes, y eso requiere el desarrollo de programas para acomodarles.
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.
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.
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.
Organizers of the popular Colorado Days street dance and dinner want to move the festivities from Walnut Street to Third Street.
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.
The Routt County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday awarded a $5.5 million airport terminal construction project to TCD, the lowest bidder.
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.
Coach Gary Medvesk found the perfect motivational words for the Hayden Mountain Valley Bank girls slow-pitch softball team.
Steamboat Springs City Council members said they would look at what they could do to slow down traffic in the Brooklyn neighborhood.
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.
It was good to hear that the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association has options for a site to host Steamboat's annual Balloon Rodeo.
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.
Mountain bikers in Steamboat Springs will celebrate the halfway point of the Town Challenge Race Series with the longest ride of the year.
Susana LÃ³pez se graduarÃ¡ de la Escuela Secundaria del Condado de Moffat en diciembre, y eso es mÃ¡s de lo que muchos estudiantes hispanos pueden decir. Por todo el país, mÃ¡s de 25 por ciento de los estudiantes hispanos abandonan a la escuela secundaria -- porcentaje mÃ¡s alto que cualquier otro grupo demogrÃ¡fico -- segÃ°n el informe del Censo de Octubre del 2000 del Departamento de la Oficina de Comercio Estadounidense.
MÃ¡s inmigrantes son iguales a mÃ¡s crimen, dicen las autoridades locales. La razÃ³n no es porque los hispanos son mÃ¡s dispuestos a cometer delitos, pero porque una poblaciÃ³n de una etnicidad que aumenta resulta en mÃ¡s probabilidad de actividad criminal. Los inmigrantes ilegales que se arrestan tambien crean cuentas largas mientras que esperan su deportaciÃ³n en la cÃ¡rcel.
Local health care facilities are serving an increasing number of Spanish-speaking patients, requiring program development to accommodate them.
Monday, July 4
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.
A group of librarians showed the community they can cut loose -- and maneuver a mean book cart -- during Monday's Fourth of July parade.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sunday, July 3
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
12:01 a.m. A drunken driving arrest was made in the 80 block of Anglers Drive.
Saturday, July 2
A developer plans to break ground this summer on a mixed-used project at the south end of Steamboat Springs.
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.
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
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.
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.
Trevor Paul Harms, son of Johanne and David Harms of Steamboat Springs, was born at 5:06 p.m. June 21, 2005.
John St. John is optimistic that after fighting through several years of adversity, Hog Island will soon be in fat city.
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.
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.
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.
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?
With curly blond hair that sticks out from beneath his baseball cap, Alex Wood is the baby of Steamboat Springs' American Legion baseball team.
Steamboat Springs Eagle Ridge Townhomes LLC 1410 Flattop Circle Structural Builders Triplex -- Bldg 1 Left Unit $918,979
Ski Corp. hires new chef for Hazie's
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Thursday afternoon, most people in Steamboat Springs already had started thinking about how they would celebrate the holiday.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
The Steamboat Springs City Council seems to be on the verge of making a mistake we predicted months ago.
Friday, July 1
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.
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.
Routt County law enforcement agencies might have met their match in the form of local youths and lots and lots of paintballs.
The new owners of the Harbor Hotel have begun planning a mixed-use project that will replace the aging building.
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.
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.
A hot air balloon hit a power line Friday morning after the pilot lost control of the balloon. No one was injured.
An injured hiker spent a cold night in the Flat Tops Wilderness area before being rescued Friday morning.
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.
Thursday, June 30 12:35 a.m. A suspected drunken driving arrest was made in the 400 block of Pine Street.
Swimmer one of top breaststrokers
Emma Lichtenfels always has done a good frog impression.