Stories for June 2005


Thursday, June 30

A holiday softball tradition

Softball isn't for sandbaggers, so Triple Crown Sports made some changes in its adult slow-pitch softball rules.

Doctors volunteer time to treat rodeo cowboys

Doctors volunteer time to treat rodeo cowboys

From concussions to broken ribs, rodeo doctors see it all when they work ringside at the Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series.

2004 saw tight title races

2004 saw tight title races

Earning a belt buckle at the 2004 Steamboat Springs Professional Rodeo Series was no easy task.

Briefs for July 1

Public Works Director Jim Weber said Thursday that a downtown paving project started earlier in the week was delayed a day because of rain. However, paving continued Thursday along 10th Street and should be completed at the end of today. There will be no construction during the holiday weekend.

Opportunity for everyone

It happened 20 years ago, but Isidro Quezada still cries when he talks about crossing the border with his wife and 2-year-old son.

Autumn Phillips: Dissecting the past

Not every day, but once or twice after brushing my teeth and preparing for bed, I would lean closer to the mirror and examine my features. I would dissect and sort those parts of my face that I recognized and those that did not look like my mother.

Snow lingers on some area hiking trails

Buffalo Pass remains unattainable for hikers trekking into the holiday weekend, but the trail to Three Island Lake is providing limited access to the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area.

Good news at airport

Expansion bid comes in below estimate

Airport officials found welcome relief this week in the form of a terminal expansion bid that was more than $500,000 less than what their architect estimated.

Old fireworks starter honored

The man who for years was granted the honor of setting off the finale for the Fourth of July fireworks display has been chosen to start the display this year.

Picturing the cowboy lifestyle

Jerry Palen has been entertaining people for years with his ranch-life cartoon "Stampede."

New members commit to board's tradition of work

Directors work year-round to put on 21 great shows

Growing up in Montana, Jim Woods spent a lot of time at rodeos.

Cutting through red tape can be a problem

Cattle rancher and Moffat County Commissioner Darryl Steele has been bringing temporary workers from Mexico to work on his ranch for almost a decade.

CD reviews for July 1

Devin Davis "Lonely People of the World, Unite!" Available at All That Jazz for $14.98 There was something about his ridiculous and boyish face on the back cover looking not the least bit rock 'n' roll that attracted me to this album.

Award honors legendary area cowboy Pat Mantle

Award honors legendary area cowboy Pat Mantle

When Pat Mantle worked as a pickup man in the rodeo arena in Steamboat Springs, some rodeo fans were more intent on watching Mantle work than the cowboys riding broncs in the arena.

Immigrants keeping their faith

When Griselda Cortez walks through the doors of the Holy Name Catholic Church, a load lifts off her shoulders. Outside those doors, she is a Mexican and a stranger. She doesn't speak much English and she is still learning the culture of her new home. Life is a daily struggle living thousands of miles from her family in Guadalajara, Jalisco, in Mexico.

On Scene for July 1

The executive producer of "Three Wishes" has decided against Steamboat Springs as a possible option for the program, casting director Josh Figgs wrote in e-mail this week. "I am sorry to have gotten the town's hopes up, and it is nothing against the community."

Keep your parade glow going

No matter how much Steamboat Springs grows, there's something about Fourth of July that brings back that small-town feeling.

Autumn's picks for July 1

Tonight ¤ COG and the Foggy Mountain (Foggers) When: 10 p.m. Where: Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant Cost: Free Call: 871-6277 Why you should go: Rumor is that COG has a new singer.

Rowan brings Nashville to 'Boat

Brent Rowan does more for Steamboat Springs in the four months a year that he lives here than many full-time residents do all year.

Music calendar for July 1

Tonight Chute Nine When: 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Where: On the Boot Hill Stage at the rodeo grounds

Don't forget to dance

The Chute Nine song "Country Knows How to Rock" is a good introduction to the band. The song is like a backrub that soothes away your stress followed by a chorus that kicks your butt onto the dance floor.

Man with a message

Country singer Brenn Hill always makes a point of stopping in Steamboat Springs. He appears on our stages at least once a year.

Girls team focuses on future

Steamboat Springs softball coach Donna Ryan prefers to look past the win-loss records and focus on the future.

Steamboat to host national, international events

A pre-Olympic qualifier, a pair of national championships and the World Cup B will be among the top skiing events coming to Steamboat Springs next winter.

Extra patrol during weekend

The Steamboat Springs Police Department will have several extra patrol units on the streets for the busy Fourth of July weekend in hopes of stopping drunken or careless drivers.

No fire restrictions for 4th

Campers in Routt County, get your marshmallow-roasting sticks out. There are no fire restrictions in the county for the holiday weekend.

The Record for July 1

1:21 a.m. Several minors were cited on suspicion of possession of alcohol in the 700 block of Conifer Circle. One person was arrested on suspicion of DUI, DUI per se and careless driving after a neighbor reported the person was drunk when he left the party and drove.

National acts to entertain local crowds

National acts to entertain local crowds

The 2005 Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series will feature two specialty acts this year -- Blake Goode and The Wild Child.

Rodeo trail leads

Rodeo trail leads

Nestled in the Yampa Valley, hours from the closest interstate or shopping mall, Steamboat Springs is considered an isolated mountain town by many. But to rodeo cowboys, the location is ideal.

New weekend, new clown

New weekend, new clown

When most people think rodeo, they think of bucking bulls and courageous cowboys. But there are also funny faces in the arena that the crowd always recognizes, the clowns.

Steamboat boasts 101 years of rich rodeo history

Steamboat boasts 101 years of rich rodeo history

No one knows for certain when the first rodeo was held in Routt County, but Brent Romick, a tireless and passionate advocate of the sport, says there are photographs in that indicate it could have been as early as 1897.

2005 Rodeo Series Schedule

2005 Rodeo Series Schedule

2005 Rodeo Series Schedule

Two people charged with felony theft

Two former property managers of a Stagecoach subdivision are being charged with felony theft after an investigation indicated they may have stolen thousands of dollars from the homeowners' association.

Veterinarians ready to help at all rodeos

Veterinarians ready to help at all rodeos

Cowboys aren't the only ones who get hurt when hooves start flying in the rodeo ring. Although it's rare, the horses and bulls they're riding also can get hurt.

Man arrested twice in one day

A Steamboat Springs man was arrested twice Wednesday after a series of incidents that stemmed from a party allegedly involving underage drinking.

Denver mayor in town

Steamboat Springs does not have a mayor to call its own, but residents and visitors might run into one of the state's better-known mayors this weekend.

Local restaurant works toward the future

Carlos Patino was an agronomy engineer in Mexico, but since he moved to the United States, he has taken any job that was offered. He has worked on road construction crews in California and driven delivery trucks.

Community discusses immigration

On Monday night in Steamboat Springs and again on Wednesday in Craig, a group of people concerned about the growing number of immigrants in Northwest Colorado gathered to discuss the implications of the changing demographic and to decide where Routt and Moffat counties should go from here. Among those in attendance were members of the city of Steamboat Springs government staff, members of the nonprofit and social service community, educators and two immigrants -- one from Colombia and one from Mexico.

Understand rodeo lingo

Know the terms to understand the action

To help understand what modern day rodeos are all about, here are some terms and phrases commonly used during the competition that might help spectators understand the sport a little more:

Book holds up a mirror

and we look ridiculous

At the beginning of "On Paradise Drive," David Brooks writes with urgency. His sentences pace back and forth across the page as he raises his arms in the air, asking his readers, "Don't you see what I see?"

Arts calendar for July 1

¤ An opening reception for SummerArt 2005 will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Eleanor Bliss Center for the Arts at the Depot Art Center, 1001 13th St. The exhibit will be on display through Aug. 26. The gallery is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Call 879-9008.

Golfing for a cause

Jeff Bergstrom got his must-have mountain condominium accessory -- a mounted deer head -- a little differently than others.

You are what you see

SummerArt is an annual chance to look at ourselves through the eyes of people who live among us.

Fund offers cowboys a hand up, not a hand out

George Strait and Charlie Daniels sing for it, Justin Boots believes in it and, since 1989, injured cowboys have learned they can depend on it.

A novice's guide to rodeo events

A novice's guide to rodeo events

Following is a guide to the rodeo events that are held during the Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series:

Contractor lineup keeps Steamboat rodeo fresh

Contractor lineup keeps Steamboat rodeo fresh

One of the biggest changes to this year's rodeo series is designed to ensure that the weekend action never gets old.

Wednesday, June 29

KBCR radio changes hands

Former Turner TV exec leads new ownership

A former cable TV executive has struck a deal to purchase KBCR radio in Steamboat Springs.

Affordable housing lottery offers hope

While living in West Acres trailer park, Corey Kopischke watched as his friends were chosen to move into the adjacent West End Village development.

Hampsten to talk cycling

1992 Tour stage winner visiting Steamboat

Andy Hampsten knows cycling, and Katie Lindquist and Kent Eriksen know Hampsten.

Ban on smoking begins Friday

The city of Steamboat Springs does not expect many fireworks when smoking is snuffed out in public places this weekend.

Tours offer view of ranching

While sitting weary in traffic, some urbanites might drift into visions of roping cattle or herding sheep on the open range.

Fourth of July weekend schedule of events

102nd annual Cowboys' Roundup Days

Holiday activities for all

With rodeos, fireworks, a cattle drive, concerts, a parade and much more, Steamboat Springs offers Fourth of July festivities that draw people from across the state and beyond.

Sprint down Lincoln Monday

From a 26.2-mile marathon to a 400-yard dash, the Steamboat Springs Running Series continues with Monday's Steamboat Sprint.

The Record for June 30

3 a.m. A loud party was reported in the 2300 block of AprÃs Ski Way, where residents reportedly were throwing beer bottles off the balcony. Officers warned the residents to keep it down.

Council looks to extend moratorium

The Steamboat Springs City Council agreed to look at extending a moratorium on preapplication plans for the base of Steamboat Ski Area.

Guilty plea in attempted assault case

A man arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting his stepdaughter pleaded guilty to attempted sexual assault in District Court on Tuesday.

Missing-person scare ends

Women found near trailhead after three-hour ordeal

A missing-person scare ended Tuesday night when, after being lost for several hours, two women were reunited with their children.

News in Brief for June 30

Artists needed to paint sidewalks during festival

Ranch Rodeo brings a Western tradition

On Sunday, thousands of people are expected to pack Brent Romick Rodeo Arena to watch cowboys rope, ride and ... milk.

TV show ends filming Sunday

Sunday's annual cattle drive also will be the backdrop for the finale of a reality TV series that is being filmed in Routt County.

Shooting clubs join Top of Rockies 400

There are more than 500 registered shooters in the state of Colorado, and this weekend, Michael Hogue hopes to draw more than a few of them to Three Quarter Circles Ranch in Steamboat Springs.

Tuesday, June 28

School district sets deadline

Officials to decide whether 2nd Montessori class will happen

Whether there will be an upper-elementary Montessori class in Steamboat Springs next year remains undecided.

Our View: Affordable housing

Although deed restrictions have recognized pitfalls, more than 200 people are interested in buying 30 such restricted units in a new affordable housing project.

Summerfest 'Stretches' into season

One day, "many years ago," Denver entertainer Bill Coleman walked home on his drywall stilts and decided it would be a fun thing to do in parades.

District attorney updates officials

District Attorney Bonnie Roesink updated county leaders Tuesday about the number of court cases she expects for 2005, the current drug problems the county is facing and other concerning issues.

Town readies new land-use code

Armed with an outdated and unclear land-use code, the Hayden Planning Commission has struggled with big development questions:

City considers rec center

Steamboat Springs City Council members said they want to partner with the Steamboat Springs Health and Recreation Association, and they put down more than $50,000 to prove it.

City names Gossard Park

Tribute designates popular area on Emerald Mountain

In a moment full of applause and flowers, the Steamboat Springs City Council agreed to designate part of Emerald Mountain as Gloria Gossard Park.

City request gets top billing

With only one proposal, a local prioritization committee for Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance grants had an easy task of giving top billing to the city's request for $278,000 to purchase land for a future multimodal transit center.

Party gives cycling fans a place to gather

Tom Davis hopes to fuel Steamboat's enthusiasm for this year's Tour de France by hosting a tribute to one of America's greatest cyclists Saturday.

The Record for June 29

Monday, June 27 8:17 a.m. Several juveniles reportedly were tearing down the safety structures that have been put up for construction in the 200 block of Howelsen Parkway.

Briefs for June 29

Soldiers invited to join in annual July 4 parade

Stolen SUV is found in Denver

A sport utility vehicle stolen from the Hayden Mercantile earlier this month has been found in Denver.

Sheriff's Office waiting for arson analysis

A suspected arson fire that destroyed an office trailer at a firefighter training facility June 21 remains under investigation.

Robbins to appear in court Aug. 19

Man facing felony charges

The case against a driver involved in a car accident that killed a Clark man has been sent to District Court in Grand County.

Steamboat rugby beats Breck

Finally, after several canceled or postponed games and one loss at less than full strength, the Steamboat Rugby Club is ready for the heart of its schedule.

Making it work

Small businesses persevering through challenges

Residents may be used to seeing businesses come and go in Hayden. Dead slow seasons and problems getting the word out about their products can be the end for even the most optimistic business owners.

Art classes offered again

Students looking to fill their summer have another chance to sign up for art classes through the Summer Enrichment program.

Cutthroats take 2nd in tourney

With regard to wins and losses, the Colorado Cutthroats hadn't found much success in Triple Crown tournaments -- until last weekend.

Major implications for ethanol, oil shale

An energy bill that passed the U.S. Senate by an overwhelming margin Tuesday could lead to increased ethanol production on Colorado's Eastern Plains and a measured return to development of oil shale on the Western Slope.

Monday, June 27

Brown bag lectures start Friday

Objects -- a comb, a plow, a photograph -- can say a lot about history. So can people.

County approves store for Stagecoach

As early as next spring, Stagecoach residents could have a general store, coffee shop, liquor store and gas station to call their own.

All homes in project could be affordable

Lottery on Wednesday

With the final construction costs in hand, the Yampa Valley Housing Authority intends to deed restrict and make affordable all 30 units in its Fox Creek Village project.

The Record for June 28

2:20 a.m. Vandalism was reported in the Torian Plum area.

TV producers drawn to Horton's tale of survival

An injured backcountry skier's nine-day tale of survival in the wilderness is being remade for television.

Briefs for June 28

A bus tour of three private ranches in Routt County will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Tournament doubles as fun, charity

Every summer, golfers gather at the Sheraton Steamboat and Catamount Ranch & Club golf courses in the name of fun and charity. They hit some balls, win some prizes and later, with others, bid on sports memorabilia and tropical getaways.

Stagecoach store before board

Routt County commissioners will look at final development plans today for a much-awaited general store in Stagecoach, the first commercial development in the area.

Pros inspire local golfer

Last Thursday, local golfer Steve Dodson traveled to Cherry Hills Village to find inspiration watching the U.S. Women's Open.

Stephenson wins another title

Golfer Paula Stephenson prefers not to think about the numbers when she's on the course playing.

River twice as fast as usual

Tubing likely out of the question for July 4 holiday weekend

The lower Elk River is flowing at more than twice its typical volume for this date.

Skier Mayer cited in fatal car accident

Olympic silver medallist Travis Mayer has been cited for failing to yield the right of way in an auto accident that killed another driver in upstate New York last week.

Naked man reported at ski area

A naked man reportedly was seen at the Steamboat Ski Area on Sunday.

Sunday, June 26

Logging planned for N. Routt forest

Logging is planned for 735 acres of national forest at the southern edges of Little Red and Big Red Park in northern Routt County.

News in brief for June 27

Vendors needed for Hayden Valley Summerfest The Hayden Recreation Board is seeking vendors of arts, crafts, children's items, garden items, etc., for the fourth annual Hayden Valley Summerfest, to be held Saturday.

Playhouse to be demolished

Demolition of the downtown Steamboat Springs building, once home to the Seventh Street Playhouse, the school band and a hospital, begins today.

The Record for June 27

Saturday, June 25 12:52 a.m. An intoxicated man reportedly was passed out in the 400 block of Lincoln Avenue. He woke up, and a responsible party was able to help him get home.

Saturday, June 25

The Record for June 26

JAIL REPORT The following is a list of people booked into the Routt County Jail on suspicion of the listed charges. The arresting agency is listed in parentheses.

Building permits for June 13 to 17

Steamboat Springs Charles Sher 1900 Loggers Lane Owner/Contractor 8 Unit Warehouse/Storage $232,320

Owen Philip Johnson

Owen Philip Johnson, son of Whitney and Timothy Johnson of St. Francis, Minn., was born at 12:09 p.m. May 25, 2005. He weighed 5 pounds and 14 ounces, and was 19 inches long.

Ski season fliers up 8 percent

Increase in Chicago traffic warrants larger aircraft for '05-'06

Steamboat's winter airline program will work with a target budget of $1.95 million this ski season as it attempts to match or exceed the winter's 8 percent growth in passengers.

Steamboat baseball team strong in debut

Hondo Anderson could have pitched more if he had to.

Celebration will have to wait

Cold spring prolongs snow season in Flat Tops Wilderness Area's 30th year

Hikers eager to begin observing the 30th anniversary of the Flat Tops Wilderness Area may want to wait until July.

Our View: Airport decision wise

Although Routt County isn't in a position to be squandering money, deciding to go over budget to continue improvements at its airport was the right choice.

United cuts Steamboat flights, jets

Ski-area executives are hustling to restore ski season service reductions from Denver on United Airlines.

Home stager helps with first impressions

Diane Spencer is an editor -- but not of books or newspapers. Spencer edits homes, eliminating clutter and arranging furniture and accessories to accentuate focal points of living spaces.

Yampa prepares for July Fourth

Fireworks, polo and the ladies' famous pies combine in anticpated tradition

The town of Yampa knows how to celebrate July 4.

ARC encourages summer reading

Free Soda Creek Elementary program open to first- through fifth-grade levels

To Jett Seymour, 6, summer means biking, riding his scooter and hanging out at the pool.

Obituary for Sidney Melvin Fruit

Clifton resident Sidney M. Fruit passed away June 22, 2005, at St. Mary's Hospital and Medical Center in Grand Junction. He was 83.

Browsing among blooms

Garden Tour showcases some of Steamboat Springs' most beautiful foliage

Walking into the Anglers Retreat cul-de-sac, it's easy to forget that downtown is two minutes away. The cul-de-sac is protected from the bustling crowds by towering trees, babbling brooks and bountiful foliage that surround the homes there.

Real estate transactions for June 15 to 21


Spring Creek run yields new record

Mike Knutson says he's not a "serious competitive runner."

Sound Off for June 26

Harbor can go What's all the hype about the Harbor Hotel? It's ugly, no one ever uses it and the restaurants generally are unsuccessful. It's not exactly F.M. Light & Sons, or the famous barn, or the other really historical buildings that make downtown unique. And, by the way, I am a longtime local. And why is everyone so excited about saving the Harbor Hotel and no one is saying anything about the old school on Seventh Street? That's far more historical than the Harbor Hotel. I don't know what they plan to build in place of the hotel, but what if they built a nice, fitting building with a well-to-do business like the new Ski and Bike Kare building? If "old" is your only criteria for labeling something historical, then you better start defending a lot more than just the hotel.

Taste of South Routt satisfies appetites

Glenda Long was perched above the dunk tank, eyeing the next person hoping to soak her, when a wayward softball cracked the metal lever and sent her back into the chilly water below.

Developer offers package

Jim Cook and his development group have offered mobile-home owners in Westland Mobile Home Park a relocation package of $4,000 each.

May family's historic S-S Ranch for sale

History at the May S-S Ranch is more than the weathered, turn-of-the-century cabins or rusted antique farm equipment.

Business briefs for June 24

Aragon takes women's empowerment seminar State Farm agent Debbie Aragon of Steamboat Springs recently took part in a symposium hosted by State Farm to train its agents to guide women toward financial empowerment.

Obituary for Eva M. Coverston

Former Hayden and Craig resident Eva M. Coverston died June 17, 2005, at her home in Berthoud. She was 99.

Class Notes for June 26

Travis graduates magna cum laude

Sue Quick: Very unpatriotic

Very unpatriotic I would like to bring to the attention of the town a matter that is dear to my heart. I have a son who proudly is serving his second term in Iraq. I have driven around with magnetic ribbons on my car since he left.

Man dies after fall

A 62-year-old man died Thursday night, a day after falling from a second-story window in his Steamboat Springs home.

John F. Russell: Riders find love, mud at Howelsen

It seemed like a strange place and time to witness the power of love.

Team learns innings and outs of baseball

Tournament offers game experience

Game experience, regardless of age, makes all the difference in baseball.

Daniel Kessler: Emergency pill

Last April, Governor Owens vetoed House Bill 1042, which required all hospitals to inform rape victims about emergency contraception. As it stands now, hospitals are not required to educate rape victims about this option to prevent unintended pregnancy.

Terry Noble: Lafarge folly

t was with great amusement that I saw the headline in Wednesday's paper, "Lafarge sues county"!fter all, this "process" (costing taxpayers God only knows how much) we find ourselves being sued by the almighty Lafarge!t serves you right for not listening to the taxpayers.

South Routt Calendar for June 26

Monday, June 27 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. The South Routt Medical Center is open for physical therapy. Call 736-8118 for appointments.

Ryden Andrew Bargren

Ryden Andrew Bargren, son of Nicole and Andrew Bargren of Steamboat Springs, was born at 12 p.m. June 5, 2005. He weighed 5 pounds and 8.5 ounces, and was 18.5 inches long. His grandparents are Robert and Carolyn Snook of Fort Collins, and David and Mary Bargren of Rockford, Ill.

Friday, June 24

Water board opposes request

The Colorado Water Conservation Board continues to oppose the city's request for a recreational water right, despite a settlement agreement reached between the city and former opponents in the Yampa River Basin.

Oak Creek passes new parking requirements

After almost a month of debating the current land-use codes and parking requirements, the Oak Creek Town Board unanimously passed several new requirements Thursday.

Residents brace for mosquito season

For Ann Martin, mosquito season is a time for vigilance. That means never going outdoors without repellant and long sleeves and keeping her son out of the grass, where mosquitoes take refuge during the day.

Steamboat School Board OKs budget

The Steamboat Springs School Board earlier this week approved a budget of almost $17 million with an estimated $41,000 deficit.

Swimmers take 2nd at Sopris

Steamboat qualifies athletes for JOs

Behind 46 top-three finishes in individual events and relays, the Steamboat Springs Swim Team took second at the 34th annual Invitational Sopris meet last weekend.

Jail overcrowding may become issue

The Routt County Jail might send inmates to Moffat County in the near future.

Housing project not backed

Commission fears problems between residents, businesses

Steamboat Springs Planning Commission members said they do not want to see a 24-unit mobile-home development in an industrial area.

Evans Hall celebrates 20 years

Chamber executive thrives in tough job, colleagues say

Sandy Evans Hall knows just where to go when the pressures of her job begin to build. Last weekend, it was Elk Park for a 16-mile hike with her family.

News in brief for June 25

Conservation district, weed board holding meeting The Routt County Conservation District, in conjunction with the Routt County Weed Advisory Board, will hold its annual meeting at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Yampa River State Park.

The Record for June 25

Thursday, June 23 6:18 a.m. A loud truck reportedly was delivering products to a business in the 1100 block of 13th Street. Officers asked the driver to move the truck.

Combined Club tees off

Ray Banning knows a good deal when he sees one.

Thursday, June 23

VNA receives Haven grant

The Visiting Nurse Association recently added the Gates Family Foundation to its list of supporters for acquiring and expanding The Haven.

Gymkhana riding club offers fun for all

The lights and sounds pouring from Brent Romick Rodeo Arena tempted Alexa Mitchell.

Elkhead work under way

Construction is under way on the $27 million Elkhead Reservoir enlargement project.

The Record for June 24

Wednesday, June 22 12:19 a.m. A fire was reported on Routt County Road 53, 1.5 miles south of U.S. Highway 40. The fire destroyed an office trailer and several couches and chairs that were near the trailer. Arson is suspected, and the fire is under investigation.

Local legislators honored by schools

Routt County's state legislators, Sen. Jack Taylor and Rep. Al White, received this year's Friends of Education award from the Steamboat Springs School District.

Local women accept challenge

Steamboat residents show inner-city youths another part of state

Linda Curzon and Margie Callahan are looking forward to receiving 20 houseguests this weekend.

CD reviews for June 24

Old School Freight Train "Run" On sale at All That Jazz for $8.99 While the cool kids were away at last weekend's Telluride Bluegrass Festival or this weekend's RockyGrass, the rest of us could listen to the stereo.

Music calendar for June 24

Tonight ¤ Free Summer Concert Series: Steel Pulse (Poor Corn opens) When: 5:30 p.m. Where: Howelsen Hill Cost: Free

Bringing reggae full circle

Steel Pulse has taken a lot of flack for its latest album, but its members don't mind, keyboard player Selwyn Brown said. The time had come to make this album and they weren't about to soften corners for public opinion.

On scene for June 24

Bistro buzz The buzz this week is all about a new place on Yampa Street called Sunpie's Bistro.

Treading through the past

Native American art collection comes out of storage for exhibit

When Kelly Bastone became curator at the Tread of Pioneers Museum, she offered a lecture about Navajo textile art. She was surprised by how many people showed up and how genuinely interested they seemed to be in the topic.

History in first person

Everyone knows the name Calamity Jane, but few people know why they know her name.

Old name, new company

For Stuart Handloff, the story of this production began in 1972. He was 22 years old and a new resident of Steamboat Springs. Searching for his niche in town, he walked up the stairs in the building that now houses Old Town Pub and found a theater under construction.

Blues guitar, jazz sophistication

Ford makes name for himself after backing up greats

Some people struggle their whole lives to get noticed in the music world. For Robben Ford, it took six months. He was 18 years old when he got picked up as a guitar player for Charlie Musselwhite.

Art bus back on road for summer

The ArtLink Art & Cultural Tour Bus completed its inaugural run for 2005 last week and will begin regular weekly Art Thursday tours starting July 7.

Arts calendar for June 24

Events ¤ Members of the Steamboat Clay Artisans are holding a Summer Pottery Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Blue Sky Pottery at U.S. Highway 40 and Pine Grove Road.

News in brief for June 24

Starbucks donating today's sales to Harris fund Jeff Harris, who died June 10 in a car accident near Green Mountain Reservoir, left behind an 18-month-old daughter, Jessa Harris.

Autumn's picks for June 24

Tonight ¤ Free Summer Concert Series: Steel Pulse (Poor Corn opens) When: 5:30 p.m. Where: Howelsen Hill Cost: Free

Picking a story on the guitar

Roy Book Binder sings in the tradition of Woody Guthrie -- blues-based songs woven with storytelling.

Rider enjoys cycling success

Just a few months after hanging up his skis for the season, Steamboat Springs athlete Bo Randolph shifted gears by placing in the top 20 at a national cycling event.

Shooting leagues offered

Michael Hogue hopes to encourage a few more people to visit the Three Quarter Circles Ranch this summer and discover the sport of shooting clays.

Instructors raise the bar for students

Faculty showcase presents pupils with 'something to aim for'

Before the season begins at Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp, in�structors want students to know what's expected of them.

City looking to acquire land

Parcel could be used for future commuter-rail center

Steamboat Springs is applying for a $278,000 grant to help purchase land that some day could be used for a commuter-rail center.

Man in critical condition after fall

A Steamboat Springs man was flown to a Denver-area hospital after falling from a second-story window Wednesday evening.

Autumn Phillips: Rage against the tomato

Tuesday was the longest day of the year.

Strings' cookbook offers medley

What began as a small community cookbook has turned into a coffee table quality souvenir of Steamboat Springs. And the project that Strings in the Mountains Guild members thought they could put together in a couple of months ended up taking 2 1/2 years.

Wednesday, June 22

County looking at changing entire voting system

Help America Vote Act requires each polling center to have at least one new machine

For the past two weeks, the Routt County Clerk's Office has been shopping for new voting systems for all of its polling locations.

Arson may be cause of blaze

Late-night fire at training facility deemed suspicious

A fire that destroyed a fire department's office trailer Tuesday is most likely the result of arson, Routt County Undersheriff Dan Taylor said.

Referendum would fund road projects

Several highways in Northwest Colorado are slated for major improvements if voters statewide approve two ballot measures in November.

Muddy Soulstice

Sloppy conditions prevail during race

The Lane of Pain became the Lane of Rain on Wednesday, turning the third Town Challenge mountain bike race of the season into a mudfest.

Adventure awaits at Bible school

Children attending Vacation Bible School next week will learn about God among the towering grasses and exotic beasts of Africa -- all in Hayden's back yard.

Preschool wants to grow

S. Routt's only program looking at new building

Officials at South Routt County's only preschool are pursuing grants in hopes of constructing a new building.

The Record for June 23

Tuesday, June 21 1:55 a.m. A drunken driving arrest was made at the intersection of Walton Creek Road and U.S. Highway 40.

News in Brief for June 23

Alleged armed robbery case will go to trial

Surveys to be sent Friday

Random residents will find postcards in their mailboxes

Letters and postcards asking selected residents to complete community surveys could be in the mail by Friday.

Community Web site awarded

The Web community managed by Bud Werner Memorial Library,, has won a national award.

Memorial running race is Saturday

During his 15 years of trail running, John Chapman has seen a lot of backcountry courses.

Tuesday, June 21

Council mulls amending ban

With little more than a week left before a citywide smoking ban goes into effect, the Steamboat Springs City Council said it would look at amending it.

Lafarge sues county

Company argues conditions of pit approval

Lafarge has filed a lawsuit contesting the Routt County commissioners' ruling on its proposed gravel pit on the South Valley floor.

Man gets 18 months on drug charges

Two of the three men involved in a March cocaine bust appeared in court Tuesday.

YVRA bids are due next week

Reasoning that a delay would cost even more, county commissioners voted Tuesday to fund the next round of airport improvements for about $640,000 more than planned.

Freestyle facility could land in Steamboat

The Lowell Whiteman School and the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club made quite an impression on Landon Sawyer during the few years he lived in Steamboat Springs.

Motocross project back on track

Plans for a dirt bike track near Hayden are rolling once again.

Eat chocolate, fight violence at Decadent Desserts

20th annual event is a fund-raiser for Advocates Against Battering and Abuse

Diane Moore knows you're on a diet. She also knows that you have self-control and that risking the consumption of a few extra calories is a small price to pay to make sure the community continues to have a domestic-violence prevention service.

Briefs for June 22

Veterans encouraged to visit Routt County office Routt County veterans are encouraged to stop by the Colorado Workforce Office in Sundance @ Fishcreek and visit with the Routt County Veterans Affairs officer.

Bible School an adventure

Children attending Vacation Bible School next week will learn about God among the towering grasses and exotic beasts of Africa -- all in Hayden's back yard

Robbins' case gets continued

A former Steamboat Springs man facing vehicular homicide charges was scheduled to appear Tuesday in Grand County Court, but his case instead was rescheduled for next week.

A race with soul

Howelsen cross-country next in Town Challenge

Two weeks ago the steep climb from the base of Mount Werner to Thunderhead provided cyclists with a test of strength.

The Record for June 22

Monday, June 20 2:21 a.m. A drunken man reported being assaulted in the 1800 block of Ski Time Square. He later told police he might not have been assaulted. Officers advised him to come to the police station when he wasn't drunk to file a report.

Residents brace for mosquito season

For Ann Martin, mosquito season is a time for vigilance. That means never going outdoors without repellant and long sleeves and keeping her son out of the grass, where mosquitoes take refuge during the day.

Monday, June 20

Brief for June 21

Vacation Bible School at 9 Monday to Thursday The Mission of Grace Baptist Church and the Hayden Congregational Church are hosting Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday at the Baptist Church, 361 Sunflower Dr. in Hayden.

County looks at affordable housing matrix

The Routt County Commissioners agreed to reduce building department fees for builders who provide affordable housing.

Senior Odyssey discussed

Parents, students voice concerns with program

Conflicting reviews on the Senior Odyssey program were given to the Steamboat Springs School Board on Monday night.

Miller-Freutel named to School Board

The Steamboat Springs School Board unanimously appointed Tom Miller-Freutel to the 5th Director District seat at its Monday meeting.

Heat pushes river higher

The blast of 88-degree weather that surprised cold-blooded Yampa Valley residents during the weekend caused flows in the Yampa River to shoot upward.

The Record for June 21

Sunday, June 19 2:15 a.m. A window reportedly was broken at a store in the 1800 block of Ski Time Square Drive. Nothing was missing. A criminal mischief report was taken, and the incident is under investigation.

Airport funds discussed today

Routt County Commissioners said they hope to decide today if they will move forward with an airport expansion project that was bid at $2 million more than was budgeted.

Building permits increase in Routt

The value of new construction projects in Routt County this year has outpaced 2004, and the increase is attributable to residential, not commercial construction.

Sunday, June 19

Tom Ross: Have I got a deal for you...

I'll swap two German sport sedans for your 40-year-old horse

And to think, I could have bought a Mustang. Instead, I made a big Mus-take. Back in 1972, when I shopped for my first car, I felt compelled to purchase a recent model Opel sport coupe. Don't ask.

Conservation project protects scenic ridge

Almost 3,000 acres of a scenic ridge and valuable wildlife habitat will remain unchanged thanks to a recently completed conservation deal.

Briefs for June 20

Steamboat police subdue man with Taser gun Steamboat Springs police used a Taser gun Saturday to subdue a man suspected of being involved in a hit-and-run accident.

Man injured in rollover near Yampa

A Yampa man was in fair condition at Yampa Valley Medical Center on Sunday after a rollover accident Saturday night.

Fire nearly destroys garage

A fire nearly destroyed a garage near the base of Rabbit Ears Pass on Saturday night.

The Record for June 20

Saturday, June 18 12:34 a.m. A vehicle accident was reported on River Road.

Saturday, June 18

Homefinder site wins award

Pilot & Today real estate Web page recognized as nation's best shopping site, the Steamboat Pilot & Today's real estate Web site, is a key resource for buyers looking for Routt County properties.

Lush gardens adorn South Routt home

Bud and Alice Kauffman remember when the proud spruce and aspen trees in their yard were just twigs. Alice Kauffman also remembers hauling hundreds of flat stones for the terraced gardens surrounding the couple's Oak Creek abode.

Jethro James Cheikin

Jethro James Cheikin, son of Susan Babin and Seth Cheikin, was born June 8, 2005. He weighed 6 pounds and 5 ounces, and was 19 inches long. His grandparents are Jim and Georgianna Babin of Fort Kent, Maine, and Meyer Cheikin of Canton, Conn.

Melinda Mawdsley: Watch, then judge

The whack of a golf club striking the ball. The splashes of children playing in the pool. The arguments about whether Triple Crown is evil. Ah, the sweet sounds of summer have returned to Steamboat Springs.

Classic, custom cars sparkle

Lincoln Avenue was transformed Saturday into a car-lover's dream: Mustangs of all shapes, sizes, colors, years, makes and models parked and lined up for hours of viewing pleasure.

Danielle Realyn Moon

Danielle Realyn Moon, daughter of Kortney and Bill Moon of Hayden, was born at 10:33 p.m. June 3, 2005. She weighed 8 pounds and 11 ounces, and was 20.5 inches long. Her siblings are Lane and Justin. Her grandparents are Carolyn Moon of Hayden, Kathy Venzke of Longmont, and Herman and Nancy Venzke of Craig.

Korbin Obediah Mendenhall

Korbin Obediah Mendenhall, son of Heidi and Kyle Mendenhall of Steamboat Springs, was born at 10:35 p.m. June 3, 2005. He weighed 8 pounds and 9 ounces, and was 21.25 inches long. His grandparents are Keith and Julie Mendenhall of Grand Junction, Sandra Price of Colorado Springs, and Roger Price of Fort Walton Beach, Fla. His great-grandmother is Lylith Wedwick of Viroqua, Wis.

Where's the beef been?

Revolutionary cattle ID, tracking systems discussed at state convention

Someday soon, cows in the Yampa Valley won't be able to keep a secret.

Class Notes for June 19

Holloway named NAPA Student of the Month

Student has designs on the future

Steamboat FBLA member headed to nationals in desktop publishing

School might be out, but in a matter of days, Katie Matteo will be sitting down to a two-hour, multiple-choice test about software used for desktop publishing.

South Routt calendar for June 19

Monday, June 20 The Oak Creek Public Library is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wade, Margi, Amy, Kim and Kristy Chotvacs: Thank you

A month ago, our family spent the worst and best Mother's Day in Yampa Valley Medical Center. Our youngest daughter had been in a traffic accident and, although not without injury, will be fine.

Get your taste buds ready

Taste of South Routt takes place Saturday

In case you never have attended, it's time to get out your forks and try a little Taste of South Routt.

The Arrest Record for June 19

JAIL REPORT The following is a list of people booked into the Routt County Jail on suspicion of the listed charges. The arresting agency is listed in parentheses.

LIFT-UP fills niche in community

Sometimes, the road to financial hardship begins with one missed bill.

Runnin' with Ralphie

Steamboat's Taylor Leary selected to handle live buffalo

Taylor Leary is done watching University of Colorado football games from the stands.

Business briefs for June 19

Steamboat Springs banking veteran Ruth Dombrowski has joined Alpine Bank as vice president of lending.

Soundoff for June 19

Thorn in side Triple Crown has been a thorn in the side for a number of years. Maybe it's time that we let them move on. Half the town complains and doesn't want them here, and a lot of time they are very unruly and leave their trash behind.

William McCauley Redfern

William McCauley Redfern, son of Christine and Neill Redfern of Steamboat Springs, was born at 8:14 a.m. June 8, 2005. He weighed 6 pounds and 14 ounces, and was 19.25 inches long. His sibling is Margaret Redfern. His grandparents are Gertrude Pokoly of Narragansett, R.I., Thomas Pokoly of Worcester, Mass., and Anne Redfern of Norfolk, Va.

Blaine Asher Roop

Blaine Asher Roop, son of Sarah Frederickson and William Roop of Craig, was born at 6:10 a.m. June 11, 2005. He weighed 5 pounds and 11 ounces, and was 18.25 inches long. His grandparents are Albert Frederickson of Hayden, Arlene Frederickson of Craig, Edward and Betty Roop of Pharmington, N.M., and Larry and Debbie Roundtree of Grand Junction.

Everett James Holland

Everett James Holland, son of Tina and Eric Holland of Steamboat Springs, was born at 3:52 a.m. June 8, 2005. He weighed 6 pounds and 1 ounce, and was 19 inches long. His grandparents are Al and Paula Bietler of Chapel Hill, N.C., Russ and Norma Cranmer of Livingston, Texas, and Winford and Jan Holland of Houston, Texas.

Marcus James Pech

Marcus James Pech, son of Kristine Lynn Pech of Craig, was born at 4:07 a.m. June 12, 2005. He weighed 6 pounds and 10 ounces, and was 20.5 inches long. His grandparents are James and Linda Baptist of Craig.

The Record for June 19

Friday, June 17 7:26 a.m. A person reportedly was trespassing in the 2100 block of Indian Summer Drive.

YVEA elects new board members

Yampa Valley Electric Association held its annual meeting Saturday morning in Hayden and elected three new board members.

Town steps up to plate

Hayden plans more ball fields

The town of Hayden has pThe town of Hayden has plans in the works that could help meet Triple Crown's need for more ball fields in Northwest Colorado. lans in the works that could help meet Triple Crown's need for more ball fields in Northwest Colorado.

Team learns with losses

Young 'Boat baseball squad gains experience

On Saturday, members of Steamboat Springs' oldest Triple Crown baseball team were exposed to the difference between being on a 14-and-younger team and actually being 14.

In the service

Soroco High School graduate Maj. Terry G. Seaman retired during ceremonies April 29 at the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Jeff Luster: Local franchises

I felt I needed to respond to some statements that were made in the Sound Off section of the June 12 Pilot & Today. One reader wrote, "I don't believe in franchise businesses. I would rather spend my money with downtown businesses." Another wrote, "I will never shop at Wildhorse. I believe in supporting the local community shops, the people who actually have and do live here." I think there is a misunderstanding about the difference between a company-owned business and a franchise.

Our View: Understand the new wave

We tend to look past them, not at them.

Lynx on the prowl

Youth baseball team rolls through pool play

Without the rainbow of Gatorade-stained smiles, it would be easy to forget that members of the Northwest Colorado Lynx are 12 and younger.

The hunt for capital

Home equity loans fraught with peril

The most expedient way for entrepreneurs in Routt County to capitalize a new business simply might be to apply for a home equity loan. But there are risks inherent to that strategy, and not all of them are obvious.

Friday, June 17

Officials mull school program

South Routt looks at day-care equivalent

South Routt Elementary School officials are considering starting a before- and after-school program next year.

YVEA meets today

At the flick of a switch, there is light, and Yampa Valley Electric Association exists solely to provide that service.

Local man tops Durango AdventureXstream Adventure Race

Despite making more than an hour's worth of mistakes, Team Honey Stinger, with Steamboat Springs resident Scott Murrell, recently won the fifth annual Durango AdventureXstream Adventure Race.

Building permits for June 6 to 10

John Fielding 1161 Soda Ridge Way Owner/Contractor Addition $21,204

Transactions for June 8 to 14


Hayden gives boost to teachers' pay

A new salary schedule for the Hayden School District may be more attractive to new teachers.

News in Brief for June 18

Ace at the Curve owner biking 445 miles

Flat-rate sewer fees to be proposed

The city of Steamboat Springs' water commission is proposing a flat rate for sewer fees, which likely will increase sewer bills for single residents and small familes and decrease payments for large families.

Revenue growth for ASC

But Steamboat Ski Area's parent company's high-interest debt persists

American Skiing Co. officials this week reported $16 million in revenue growth during the past 10 months, largely because of the success of a program that offered East Coast skiers the ability to ski five resorts on a single season pass.

Roberts, Outtrim named All-Stars

Colorado Ski Country USA picks Steamboat skiers

Two Steamboat Springs athletes were recognized by Colorado Ski Country USA at its annual meeting and forum in Telluride last week.

Hayden seeks centennial logo

The Hayden Centennial Committee is calling on artists of all ages to tell Hayden's story in a picture.

Ironhorse steams on in

Joe Schminkey knows taking your car to a mechanic can be an uncomfortable process.

The Record for June 18

Thursday, June 16 12:01 a.m. A loud party was reported in the 500 block of Buena Vista Court, and officers issued a written warning to the residents.

Yampa's water is top-notch

When the town of Yampa's water won the Best Tasting Water in Colorado Award in February, Eric Berry knew it was destined for great things.

Thursday, June 16

CD reviews for June 17

Van Morrison "Magic Time"On sale at All That Jazz for $7.99 Happy Father's Day to the fathers of adult children. This CD is for the fathers who used to listen to their music loud but haven't for years. For the fathers who were hip in the '60s and remember Van Morrison when he was in a band called Them.

Group wants park dedicated

Former Steamboat Springs City Council President Kevin Bennett has some unfinished business he hopes the council will begin to take care of Tuesday night.

Council likes library plan

The Steamboat Springs City Council smiled on the plans for expanding Bud Werner Memorial Library.

Patching together history

Woman to speak about Civil War Era quilts

One of Jeananne Wright's quilts is mouse-eaten at the edges and stained with mud, but she would never think of giving it up. She won't guess its market value because she never plans to sell it.

From first draft to final production

In the Julie Harris Theatre on Tuesday, chairs were stacked and there was no place for an audience to sit. The curtain was wide open, but the acting on stage was for one set of ears only -- those of playwright Rinne Groff.

Hayden business park a go

Business growth potential in Hayden gained momentum Thursday with the Town Board's approval of a new business park.

Steamboat Ski Area skier visits down 3 percent

Resort slips below 1 million mark for first time since the winter of 1988-89 despite high pass sales

A dearth of memorable powder days and locals' resulting indifference contributed to a 3 percent decline in skier visits at Steamboat Ski Area last winter, a resort official said.

Mudslide repairs on hold

Howelsen Hill slalom course will be fixed in July

City crews will wait until after the busy Fourth of July holiday to make repairs to a mudslide that scarred the slalom course at Howelsen Hill Ski Area late last winter.

Parking compromise reached

Spurred by a recent controversy involving parking requirements for an affordable housing project, the Oak Creek Town Board discussed establishing residential and commercial parking requirements during a Wednesday work session.

Autumn Phillips: Capitalism in action

Once upon a time, in my adopted hometown of Portland, Maine, the City Council passed a smoking ban. Smokers were forced to stand on the sidewalk to puff away at their cigarettes. It turned the nightlife of that town into a kind of outdoor market.

Rodeo chutes open for summer tonight

To say Steamboat Springs saddle bronc rider Andy Kurtz has stepped up his travel schedule would be an understatement.

Playoff pays off for Parsloe

For adults insecure about their golf games, Thursday wasn't a good day to be hanging around the Haymaker Golf Course.

A new kind of car rally

As beautiful Mustangs line Lincoln Avenue this weekend, don't forget your roots. This town was built on Subarus.

On Scene for June 17

Get ready to dance For those who missed it or for those who need a small piece of paper to stick on your refrigerator, here's a reprint of the 2005 Free Summer Concert Series.

Music Calendar for June 17

Tonight Steve Boynton When: 5 to 8 p.m. Where: Outdoor patio at Braun's Bar & Grill, 709 Lincoln Ave. Cost: Free

Learn from the source

West African drummers and dancers giving lessons

Robin Getter has a suggestion for Father's Day: Buy him an African drumming class. He's always wanted to try it.

Autumn's picks for June 17

Friday ¤ New Noises Festival: Reading of "Spiced Danish Vodka" When: 8 p.m. Where: Main Studio at Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp Cost: $10

See and be seen in Oak Creek

If you're wondering what happened to the community theater actors, they've migrated to South Routt.

'Lolita' a page turner

I never read "Lolita," by Vladimir Nabokov, because I always thought I shouldn't. "Lolita" was never offered and never discussed in any college or high school class. By omission, I was being told that to read about a crime is to celebrate it, and in our culture, there are few taboos greater than pedophilia.

Smaller Spanish classes a possibility

Parent-funded elementary program could see minor changes

Smaller elementary Spanish classes could be a reality next school year, parents said after a Wednesday night meeting.

Briefs for June 17

Accident victim upgraded to serious condition

The Record for June 17

7:11 a.m. A fraudulent check was reported in the 1800 block of Central Park Drive.

Board focuses on future

South Routt school officials discuss county-wide sharing

The South Routt School Board still is dismayed with the Steamboat Springs Education Fund Board's resolution to spend funds only in Steamboat.

Arts calendar for June 17

¤ "Gather up the Fragments ... Civil War Era Quilts," a lecture by Jeananne Wright, begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. The cost is $3 for guests, and the event is free to Delectable Mountain Quilters members. Wright also will be at Penny's Pieces in Sundance at Fish Creek shopping center on Monday afternoon and all day Tuesday appraising quilts. Call 871-9888.

Artist as dinner theater

Local artist Cully Kistler found herself in an interesting situation in Aspen last weekend.

Wildlife area to get new parking lot

Wildlife recreationalists will have a new parking lot to use at the Chuck Lewis State Wildlife Area this summer.

Wednesday, June 15

South Routt upset with resolution

Some South Routt school officials are upset with the Steamboat Springs Fund Board's recent resolution to spend funds only in Steamboat.

Briefs for June 16

The Rally for a Cure golf tournament, a benefit for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and the Yampa Valley Breast Cancer Awareness Project, is scheduled for July 19 at the Sheraton Steamboat Golf Club. The cost is $90 per person, which includes greens fees, cart rentals and lunch. People who can't golf are welcome to come for lunch, which costs $10, to support Rally for a Cure. Tournament registration forms are available at all area courses. Call Linda at 879-7114.

Teachers may face deficit

Bargaining team may struggle to negotiate salaries

The Steamboat Springs School District could be facing a deficit when the Collaborative Bargaining Team considers another salary package. That could make it more difficult to reach a compromise on salaries.

Mustang roundup brings classic cars to town

The hotels on the city's south side are booked almost solid this weekend as the Mustang Roundup returns for its 10th season here.

Harris loved life, his work

22-year-old father killed in car accident was 'talented'

When Jeffrey Harris worked with his mom and dad in their Steamboat Springs wood shop, he towered over his mother, Doral, and used to call her "Little Chief."

The Record for June 16

12:16 a.m. An argument between a man and a woman was reported in the 500 block of Eaglepointe Drive. The man later was arrested on suspicion of third-degree assault and harassment.

Rollover accident injures three

A woman who was thrown about 70 feet down a steep embankment was one of three people injured Wednesday afternoon in a serious rollover accident on Buffalo Pass Road.

Four tennis players top in Intermountain

Four Steamboat Springs sen�--ior tennis players either retained or picked up top rankings after winning the Intermountain Senior Sectional Championships during the weekend.

Officials prepare ski area plan

Behind-the-scenes work is continuing in preparation for a July 14 hearing on plans to redevelop the base of the Steamboat Ski Area.

Brees atop Haywhacker leaderboard

Two others one shot back; SSHS golfer Berry two shots back

Ryan Brees didn't have a tee time, but he hoped his early arrival to Haymaker Golf Course would enable him to get in the Haywhacker Championship field.

Tuesday, June 14

Grant to help protect Yampa

A package of grants worth more than $200,000 has been awarded to help protect the Yampa River corridor.

Stagecoach development OK'd

The dream for Stagecoach to develop into the area it once was intended to be soon may become a reality.

Ironhorse steams into town

Auto shop offers another car-care alternative

Joe Schminkey knows taking your car to a mechanic can be an uncomfortable process.

Center eases cancer treatment

Serenity, peace and comfort are words that come to mind in the Yampa Valley Medical Center's new Infusion/Chemotherapy Center.

Briefs for June 15

Huck Finn/Becky Thatcher Fishing Derby on Saturday The Steamboat Optimist and Rotary clubs will hold their 23rd annual Huck Finn/Becky Thatcher Fishing Derby and Pancake Breakfast on Saturday at Walton Pond. The breakfast begins at 8 a.m., and the fish derby starts at 9 a.m. Children can receive many prizes, including best Huck Finn or Becky Thatcher costume, biggest fish caught and first fish caught. The event is sponsored by Walton Pond Mini-Storage, The Egg and I and Wells Fargo Bank. Call 879-3294 or 879-1086.

Our View: Hoping for something good

We hope the very best comes out of the lawsuit filed Friday by the family of Ashley Stamp.

Town seeks centennial logo

The Hayden Centennial Committee is calling on artists of all ages to tell Hayden's story in a picture.

Industrial development proposed

A Spokane, Wash., developer is proposing to build an innovative industrial park with 21 riverfront employee housing units on Steamboat's west end.

Driver charged in fatal accident

The driver of a car involved in a fatal accident last week was charged officially Tuesday in Grand County Court.

Smaller Spanish classes wanted

Having 46 children in an elementary Spanish class is too much for parent Bette Vandahl.

Two men charged in cocaine bust

Two Steamboat Springs men arrested Friday on suspicion of selling cocaine and methamphetamines were charged Tuesday in Routt County Court.

School Board mulls raises

The Hayden School Board tonight will consider a proposal to raise salaries for teachers and support staff by 1 percent.

The Record for June 14

Monday, June 13 12:42 a.m. Two possible burglars were reported climbing through the drive-through window at a business in the 200 block of Anglers Drive. It turned out to be two employees who had been locked out. Their employer let them in after they attempted to get into the business through the window. The employees reportedly quit after retrieving their personal items.

Chris and Tracy Zuschlag: Set the record straight

I believe I speak for everyone in Routt County that we are all deeply saddened by Bobbie Day-Schoen's fatality and her husband's serious injuries.

YVEA and chamber host free lunch

Sometimes, food is the best way to show appreciation.

Board mulls sidewalk ordinance

The Hayden Town Board on Thursday will consider approving an ordinance restricting bicycles, skateboards and other vehicles on downtown sidewalks.

Craig pro takes golf tourney

Brett Etzler learned he won Monday's Western Chapter Pro-Am on Tuesday morning, 24 hours after he finished his 18th hole.

Haywhacker attracts top juniors

Almost 140 youth golfers are taking over Haymaker Golf Course today and Thursday for the annual Haywhacker Tournament.

Woman sentenced in coke arrest

An Edgewater woman arrested June 2 on suspicion of cocaine possession was sentenced Tuesday in Routt County Court.

Jerry Perlin: U.S. 40 bypass

A good place for the U.S. Highway 40 bypass (some day, reality will have to be faced and one will be created) was through the library parking lot to Yampa Street. It could have been a parkway and promenade along the river with quiet, smooth-flowing one-way traffic, courtesy of timed traffic lights, relieving Lincoln Avenue of half its traffic. But then the library (and the Rabbit Ears Motel) were allowed to get in the way.

Monday, June 13

Safety class helps refresh drivers' skills

When it comes to safety, experience sometimes can work against older drivers.

News in brief for June 14

Noxious weeds off to fast start in Northwest Colorado The wet, windy weather this spring has given noxious weeds in Northwest Colorado a head start, Routt County weed control officer Matt Custer said. That should translate into a particularly informative 2005 weed tour.

Yampa groups may settle

A group of parties concerned about upper Yampa basin water rights are working toward a settlement with applicants for 1,250 acre-feet of water rights.

Stagecoach plan up for debate

Proposal to develop residences will go before county today

A plan to develop 111 new building lots that would create as many as 202 new residences in Stagecoach is scheduled to come before the Routt County Board of Commissioners at 2 p.m. today.

The Record for June 14

Sunday, June 12 12:01 a.m. A man reportedly tried to pay a bill at a restaurant in the 1000 block of Highpoint Drive, but his credit card was denied, and he ran away. His bill was $29. Police took a report and are investigating the incident.

YVRA bid gap almost $2M

Airport expansion generates just one proposal

The lone bid for the expanded aircraft parking ramp and new access road at Yampa Valley Regional Airport came in nearly $2 million more than budget.

Crash on Colo. 9 claims one

A 22-year-old Clark man died Friday morning when the car he was riding in crashed on Colorado Highway 9 about nine miles south of Kremmling.

Deceased man's identity confirmed

A man discovered unconscious at Strawberry Park Hot Springs on Saturday has been identified as 31-year-old Zachary Fields of Lakewood.

Salary plan meets defeat

Bargaining team sent back to drawing board

Steamboat Springs School District employees have voted down a proposed salary and benefits package for the 2005-06 school year.

Sunday, June 12


24-hour bike race wraps up in style

Soaking and splattered with mud, Alison Powers admitted riding her mountain bike for nearly 24 hours straight was the hardest thing she's ever done.

Artists gather for bookmaking class

A group of artists who gathered to experiment with sunprinting watched the rain in hopes the clouds would break.

News in brief for June 13

Driver Safety Program will be held Wednesday An AARP Driver Safety Program for drivers ages 50 and older is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. The cost is $10. State law requires insurance savings for people taking the course; call your insurance agent for details. Call 879-0064 to sign up for the course.

Man's identity still unknown

Hospital officials at the University of Colorado Hospital in Denver would not reveal the identity of a man who passed away Saturday night after being discovered, unconscious and not breathing, at Strawberry Park Hot Springs.

The Record for June 13

Saturday, June 11 12:46 a.m. A man was found to have less than 1 ounce of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the 400 block of Lincoln Avenue. He was given a ticket.

Tom Ross: Just 'Show me the Cookie'

All-night mountain bikers aren't in it for the dough

One moment, Jamie Morgan was pushing the pace down the banked switchbacks of the Yoo Hoo trail. The next moment, he was somersaulting over his handlebars into the scrub oak.

Saturday, June 11

The Record for June 12

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.

Triple Crown fields at bat

Officials debate long-term solutions to city's shortage of baseball fields

Improving one ball field and building another will help keep Triple Crown coming to Steamboat, but it isn't a long-term solution for those who want to secure the lucrative summer business.

Real Estate Transactions for May 31 to June 7


Steamboat Grand Resort shops ready for tenants

Retail spaces at the Steam�--boat Grand Resort Hotel and Conference Center, long covered in dust and plastic, are ready for boutiques, salons and restaurants.

Youngsters visit 'TrueRassic Park'

Yampa Bible Church hosts Vacation Bible School attended by 25 children

The sounds of children roaring filled the Yampa Bible Church last week. Plastic dinosaurs and a time machine adorned the church's stage. Little dinosaur feet made of paper plates were tied carefully around flip-flops and tennis shoes. It wasn't a scene out Jurassic Park: It's this year's Vacation Bible School, "TrueRassic Park."

24 Hours of Steamboat a test of endurance

Wiley Thayer had to make himself eat. He needed the nutrients. Riding 11 miles and climbing 2,100 feet in less than two hours can take a lot out of a teenager.

The world's her classroom

While Bryn Weaver was growing up in Steamboat Springs, most of her family's vacations took the form of road trips. Crossing the Canadian border was the farthest she traveled into another country.

Crazy canines

Contest pits dogs, Yampa River

Sadie's first attempt to fetch a tennis ball from the Yampa River didn't go so well, and one of her owners, 8-year-old Baylee Bell, knows why.

Gracie Ann McPeak (2005-2005)

Gracie Ann McPeak, infant daughter of David and Brandy McPeak, was born June 5, 2005, and died the same day.

Soap box derby good, clean fun

After a week of rain, Michelle Petix was hoping for a break in the clouds for Saturday's fifth annual Rotary Soap Box Derby. Against the odds, she got her wish and perfect racing conditions.

Building Permits for May 23 to June 3

Steamboat Springs Sunpie's Bistro, LLC 735 Yampa Street Marshall's Enterprises LLC Alteration $16,955

Business briefs for June 12

Peter Boniface and David Pepin of the Backcountry Provisions sandwich shop in Steamboat Springs have exported their successful business formula to Jackson, Wyo., where they opened a new restaurant Friday. The new Backcountry Provisions is a half-block off Jackson's bustling town square, next to the Skinny Skis Nordic shop.

Class Notes for June 12

Gates K. Gooding of Steamboat Springs received the Outstanding Senior in Geography award during Honors Day ceremonies at the University of Vermont. Gooding is a student in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Daniel Blaney-Koen: Great marathon

Hearty thanks to everyone in Steamboat for making the marathon weekend a delight for my wife and me. I have competed in more than a dozen marathons in many states, and the tasty event in your town ranks at the top. From the pleasant bus ride to misty Hahn's Peak Village, to the unfolding vistas and valley views, to the determined efforts of all the marathon, half-marathon and 10k competitors, the camaraderie was delightful. Even the grazing cows seemed to enjoy watching the race.

Brent St. Denis: State Patrol wrong

No ticket likely for Trooper Marty Smith. With all due respect, this officer should receive "the ticket" for "improper mountain driving." Upon receiving said ticket several years ago, I considered contesting it. Upon researching the law, I realized the wording makes it impossible to contest. If your car ends up off the road, you are guilty.

South Routt Calendar for June 12

The Oak Creek Public Library is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The art of the climb

Understanding your threshold is critical to biking uphill

Just before that place where mountain bike racers blow up on a hill climb lies the zone they aspire to. It's a different place for each cyclist, but in order to maximize their potential, they need to locate it and hone their ability to return there. "Really good climbers have the ability to know their threshold almost to the point of exploding their heart, but not quite," Brock Webster said.

Whitewater Rodeo offers thrills

Charlie's Hole was a spectacle Saturday during the Whitewater Rodeo. The weather -- cold and rainy all week -- finally cleared and the main event of the three-day Yampa River Festival drew crowds of cyclists, skateboarders, passers-by and fellow kayakers to the rocks behind Bud Werner Memorial Library.

John Russell: A bag full of memories

The memories of past softball seasons came flooding back to me earlier this spring when I came across my old bat bag while cleaning out the garage. The sides of the bag were still caked with red infield mud and it still carried the smell of dust and chalk that could only come from a softball field.

Authorities struggle to ID man found unconscious

Authorities are working today to identify a man who was discovered unconscious and not breathing at the Strawberry Park Hot Springs.

Turton -- Pollard

Melissa Beirne of Steamboat Springs and Glen Turton of Greenbrier, Tenn., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessie Turton of Grand Junction, to Jeff Pollard of Grand Junction.

Peter Andrew Effinger

Peter Andrew Effinger, son of Lucy and Gregory Effinger of Steamboat Springs, was born at 8:04 a.m. June 1, 2005. He weighed 7 pounds and 7 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. His siblings are Diego and Paula. His grandparents are Tom Effinger of Steamboat, Mary Effinger of Steamboat, Francisco Albarran of Puebla, Mexico, and Georgina Campos of Puebla, Mexico.

Fisher Gould St. John

Fisher Gould St. John, son of Darcy and John St. John of Steamboat Springs, was born at 10:08 a.m. May 26, 2005. He weighed 9 pounds and 1 ounce and was 21 inches long. His sibling is Luke St. John. His grandparents are John and Linda St. John of Keystone, Ann Clark Newton of Memphis, Tenn., and the late Hig and Noni Gould, formerly of Englewood.

Hudson Thomas Hare

Hudson Thomas Hare, son of Meredith and Chad Thomas Hare of Steamboat Springs, was born at 10:25 p.m. June 1, 005. He weighed 8 pounds and 4.4 ounces. His grandparents are Linda MacFarlane of Pleasant Hill, Calif., Greg MacFarlane of Folsom, Calif., and Thomas and Roxann Hare of Aurora.

Bethany Aurin: Board must be more responsive

Shame on me. I have lived in Routt County for more than 30 years, paid my taxes and loved the valley almost as much as the high country.ut I have never attended a School Board meeting until June 6. have known and even grown up with many school board members and, until now, have trusted them without question to do what was right by the students (who now include my daughters ages 7 and 10) and to get the most effective bang out of my tax dollar.hame on me.

2 men arrested in cocaine bust

Two Steamboat Springs men were arrested Friday on suspicion of selling cocaine and methamphetamines.

Laurie Good: Story disappointing

I was disappointed by the Pilot & Today's coverage of the Steamboat Springs School Board meeting on Monday, June 6. During public comment, legitimate questions were raised about the collaborative bargaining communication process, the Spanish program, the number of classes larger than the target of 19 students, and the span of control of management to staff. None of these items was reported in your front-page article. You are doing a disservice to parents of school-age children who need to know about issues that affect the quality of education for their children.

S. Routt official leaves his mark

When Steve Jones leaves his job as superintendent of the South Routt School District next week, he'll be leaving behind a much-changed school system.

Carl Harold Blomquist (1917-2005)

Carl Harold Blomquist, a longtime resident of Routt and Moffat counties, passed away June 7, 2005. He was 88.

Sound Off for June 12

I will never shop at any store in the Wildhorse Marketplace. To build a shop like Gart Brothers and compare it to what Rod Schrage did at Ski Haus, it's a night-and-day difference. It's the difference between someone who is attuned to the community and a part of the community, and someone who wants to just take from the community.

50 years in farming

Farrow Repair aids evolution of agriculture

There were ranchers in Routt County who still relied on a team of draft horses to bring in the hay crop when G.N. "Bo" Farrow opened his welding shop on the west side of Steamboat Springs in 1955.

Bank poised to break ground

First National Bank of the Rockies names regional president

First National Bank of the Rockies has a new regional president and is poised to break ground on its permanent location on Anglers Drive.

An investment opportunity

Fish Creek building shows potential

Quiet lunches in the shade along Fish Creek are among the advantages of working in the Fish Creek Professional Building.

Steamboat bids farewell to 11

Retiring teachers, administrators have 230 years of combined experience

Nine teachers and two principals are retiring from the Steamboat Springs School District this year. They take with them a combined 230 years of experience.

Our View: Homeowners knew the deal

The city of Steamboat Springs' plans to build an athletic field next to the Heritage Park subdivision should move forward despite Heritage Park homeowners' concerns.

Friday, June 10

Briefs for June 11

A training for people who would like to volunteer as in-home English teachers for immigrants and refugees will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Bogue Hall, Room 200, on the Colorado Mountain College campus.

Olivia Jane Kocik

Olivia Jane Kocik, daughter of Liza and Jon Kocik of Steamboat Springs, was born at 9:54 a.m. June 3, 2005. She weighed 6 pounds and 3 ounces and was 19 inches long. Her siblings are Ariana and Nikolas. Her grandparents are Jane Gardner of Nashville, Tenn., Michael Barry of Edwards, and Roy and Kathy Kocik of Wausau, Wis.

Regional assets studied

Local program chosen for heritage tourism workshop

For months, residents throughout Northwest Colo�--rado have been identifying the treasures that make their communities special. They gathered Friday at Colorado Mountain College to tie those treasures together, and they will meet again today.

Housing authority breaks ground

The Yampa Valley Housing Authority broke ground June 1 on a series of affordable homes in Oak Creek.

City seeks disadvantaged businesses

The city is encouraging more businesses to take advantage of the federal government's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program for minority business owners.

The Record for June 11

12:30 a.m. A bicycle was found at Sixth and Yampa streets.

Club skateboard program begins second year

The similarities between skateboarding and snowboarding are obvious, so the creation of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club skateboard program was a logical one.

Skatepark gets ramped up

Last summer, two new features were added to the Howelsen Skate Park. This summer, look for an even higher upgrade with the installation of a mini-ramp designed by Cactus Nemec of Cactofab.

Steamboat man still in hospital

A Steamboat Springs man who was critically injured in a June 2 car accident that killed his wife remains in the hospital.

Hayden business park close to final OK

The Hayden Planning Com�--mission on Thursday recommended approval of the Valley View Business Park.

Thursday's Oak Creek Town Board meeting a hot one

The contentious issue of off-street parking was discussed again at Thursday night's Oak Creek Town Board meeting.

24-hour race up in air

Recent rain, snow could cancel event

The organizers of the Rio 24 Hours of Steamboat bicycle marathon said they will wait until race time at noon today to make a determination about whether the race can be held.

Planning Commission weighs in on library

Proposed expansion would necessitate demolition of adjacent community center

Creating an entryway worthy of a prominent civic building was the Steamboat Springs Planning Commission's main concern when discussing a proposed expansion to the city's library.

Thursday, June 9

Suit filed in Stamp's death

Family's complaint alleges negligence on part of Vail ski area

Attorneys for the family of a Steamboat Springs ski racer killed in a collision with a snowmobile at Vail last winter filed a lawsuit Friday in Eagle County.

Book answers 'Why?'

In Jon Turk's book, "In the Wake of the Jomon: Stone Age Mariners and a Voyage across the Pacific," the main question is "Why?"

Close at hand

Don't miss the puppets' performance

It's hard not to laugh and stare when you first walk into a room with Mike and Linda Walsh's puppets. But that initial fascination only lasts a few minutes, Mike Walsh said.

Art calendar for June 10

¤ Open house for the Historic Routt County! office in the Maxwell Building is from 4 to 7 p.m. to kick off a summer-long silent auction featuring the watercolors of former resident Marty Alexandroff. The paintings will be on rotating exhibit through the summer, beginning at Alpine Bank in Steamboat Springs from June 17 to July 5. Bidding for the paintings can be made online through September at or by contacting Historic Routt County! Call 875-1305.

On your marks

Soap Box Derby moves to Oak Creek

If you've attended the annual Rotary Club Soap Box Derby in the past, you've never seen it like this.

CD reviews for June 10

White Stripes "Get Behind Me Satan" On sale at All That Jazz for $14.98 Jack and Meg White stripped music down to its basic rhythm and melody -- teaching bands across America that they don't need a bass player or a separate frontman.

Mark your calendars

Free Summer Concert Series finalized

Cut this out and put it on your refrigerator. It's time to get your feet dusty and see all those people you only see in the shadow of the stage at Howelsen Hill.

Oral historian gives voice to past

Barbara Bogart remembers when the faces, voices and emotional tinges of history first struck her.

Owens' veto disappoints

Local housing advocates are disappointed Gov. Bill Owens vetoed a bill aimed at helping the state better meet affordable housing needs.

Smoke permits sought

Restaurants ask for outside smoking

Two restaurant representatives have asked the city to create a permitting process that would allow outdoor smoking sections at restaurants and bars.

Music calendar for June 10

Tonight ¤ Steamboat Jazz Quartet When: 7 to 10 p.m. Where: Three Peaks Grill, 2165 Pine Grove Road Cost: Free Call: 879-3399

Event offers taste of courses

The Combined Club Championships will offer local golfers an affordable opportunity to play three of Steamboat Springs' best golf courses this summer.

Autumn's Picks for June 10

Tonight ¤ Steamboat Jazz Quartet When: 7 to 10 p.m. Where: Three Peaks Grill, 2165 Pine Grove Road Cost: Free Call: 879-3399 Why you should go: Support Tim Cunningham.

Band dusts off forgotten music

Picture the members of Open Road listening to old 45s and 78s searching for the perfect traditional tune. Hold onto that image and you have an idea of what to expect on stage from this Colorado bluegrass band.

Volunteers needed for test survey

The city of Steamboat Springs is looking for 15 to 20 people to survey about its survey.

News in brief for June 10 wins EPpy award, the Steamboat Pilot & Today's real estate Web site, has been awarded an EPpy award for Best Internet Shopping Service.

The Record for June 10

Wednesday, June 8, 2005 5:48 a.m. A verbal dispute between two people was reported in the 2900 block of West Acres Drive.

Burney signs with Otero

Steamboat Springs High School graduate Cameron Burney has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball for Otero Junior College in La Junta this fall.

Activity center keeps kids busy at night

School is out, and the days are long, which means children are looking for something to do, especially at night.

Event offers taste of courses

The Combined Club Championships will offer local golfers an affordable opportunity to play three of Steamboat Springs' best golf courses this summer.

Small bruin trashes big truck on Trouvaille Court

Pete Elliott never will neglect to latch the slider window on his truck cab again.

Local athletes receive state recognition

The Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News released their All-State selections Thursday, and 10 Routt County athletes received recognition from the newspapers.

On Scene for June 10

No more joshing around Another page in the annals of aprÃs ski memory has been written and turned. Josh's Back Alley Bar opened in December and kept us entertained for a season in a local's atmosphere. Alas, Josh's will not reopen in November. Josh's regulars will have to find another reason to ski.

Autumn Phillips: Connecting the 'Stars'

At the risk of sounding like a nerd, I was desperate to see "Star Wars: Episode III." It was going on three weeks since the movie entered theaters, and I still hadn't seen it. My foot-dragging companion wanted to wait until the crowds died down. He wanted to wait until the entire world had seen the movie, and then it would be our turn.

Wednesday, June 8

Theater gets thumbs up

City approves six-screen cinema after architecture debate

The Steamboat Springs City Council approved a six-screen movie theater with stadium seating, but not before debating its architecture.

Third Thursday revamped

Main Street Steamboat looking to local artists, craftspeople

Main Street Steamboat will turn to area artists and craftspeople in an effort to spark new interest in its Third Thursday promotion.

Briefs for June 9

Oak Creek Town Board meeting tonight

Study buddies leave plants in their tracks

This year's Yampa River Ecology Project, which pairs first-graders with high school biology students to learn about the natural environment, has left its fingerprints on Routt County.

Swim squads triumph

In weather fit for winter, the Steamboat Springs boys and girls swim teams won their home meet Saturday at the Steamboat Springs Health and Recreation Center.

The Record for June 9

Tuesday, June 7 7:15 a.m. A traffic light was reported in the middle of the road after a crane hit it at Anglers Drive and Lincoln Avenue.

Youth in Motion ready to roll

Get ready, Oak Creek's Main Street, the Soap Box Derby is ready to go.

Man sentenced in coke case

A 31-year-old man was sentenced to two years in prison and fined more than $1,800 for two charges of cocaine possession.

Business park up for final approval

Hayden may see the beginnings of a new business park as early as this month.

Sailors Legion team sinks

September, February or June -- the month matters little when Steamboat Springs and Moffat County square off. One always wants to beat the other.

Tennis, anyone?

Senior meet this weekend

The top senior tennis players in the region will come to Steamboat Springs this weekend for the Intermountain Tennis Association's senior sectionals.

Kings of the hill

Town Challenge race sees repeat winners

Mountain bike racers Barkley Robinson and Liz Rostermundt made it two-for-two Wednesday by winning their divisions in the Thunderhead Hill Climb.

Library offers summer-reading fun for children

Experts say that children who don't read during the summer lose weeks of the learning they gained during the school year, a phenomenon known as the "summer slide."

Library add-on in plan

Board to present expansion proposal tonight

The East Routt Library Board has plans to enlarge the cramped Bud Werner Memorial Library with a two-story, 20,000 square-foot addition.

Tuesday, June 7

John Whittum : New bill harmful

The recent passage of the Bankruptcy Bill with strong assistance from the so-called "religious" right wing of the Republican Party gives us a stark sign of how anti-religious those representatives truly are.

Salary package will go to vote

The Steamboat Springs School Board on Monday gave the go-ahead for district employees to vote on next year's salary package.

News in brief for June 8

SportsMed offering free hand paraffin dips SportsMed at Yampa Valley Medical Center is celebrating National Hand Therapy Week by offering free hand paraffin dips from 1 to 3 p.m. daily, Monday to June 17, on a drop-in basis. Free hand-injury screenings are by appointment only. Call 871-2370.

Pot ruling worries local man

Decision makes medical user subject to federal prosecution

Hayden resident Don Nord was fired up about the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on Monday that federal authorities can prosecute people growing and using marijuana for medicinal purposes.

Youth lacrosse finishes strong

Strong finishes from Steamboat Springs' three middle school boys lacrosse teams have players and coaches already thinking about next season.

Oral historian putting a voice to past

Barbara Bogart remembers when the faces, voices and emotional tinges of history first struck her.

Activity Center keeps kids busy in evenings

School is out and the days are long, which means children are looking for something to do, especially at night.

The Record for June 8

Monday, June 6, 2005 12:08 a.m. An ambulance was requested for a woman who had fallen in the 3400 block of Creekbank Court. She used her Lifeline medical button to summon help.

24-hour race needs volunteers

Registration for competitors open until Friday night

Registration remains open for the second annual Rio 24 Hours of Steamboat mountain-bike race.

Business park up for final approval

Hayden may see the beginnings of a new business park as early as this month.

Police investigating stolen car

The Hayden Police Department is investigating an incident involving a car stolen from the Hayden Mercantile on Wednesday.

Council: Gravel pit plan tolerable

The majority of Steamboat Springs City Council members said they would tolerate a four-year mining operation inside city limits if it meant getting rid of old gravel piles.

Hayden man turns in self for theft

A Hayden man turned in himself to the Steamboat Springs Police Department on Sunday for stealing a diamond ring.

Spots available for hikers

Last summer, students in the Hayden Valley Elementary School Outdoor Adventure Club hiked popular trails throughout the Yampa Valley.

Our View: Letting go of the Harbor

We appreciate the efforts of the city's historic preservation specialist and Historic Routt County to preserve buildings of historical or architectural significance in our area.

Patrick Delaney : Hotel worth preserving

Historic Routt County! has received numerous telephone calls and e-mails regarding the possible demolition of the Harbor Hotel. People are concerned about the fate of this important landmark. In the interest of education regarding historic preservation, the Board of Directors for HRC respectfully submits the following:

Bob Stein : Thanks to Ritschel

The article in Monday's Steamboat Today congratulated Bob Ritschel, who is leaving CMC, and provided examples of his excellent work at the college.

Catamount ranked No. 8 golf course in state

Golf Digest once again has honored the inviting fairways and greens of the Catamount Ranch & Club.

Festival celebrates the Yampa

River event starts Friday, runs throughout weekend

While some people celebrate summer with barbecues, bike rides and ice cream, Friends of the Yampa choose to celebrate with water.

Ski pass sales start early

Price increases range from 2.9 percent to 4.7 percent

Skiers and riders planning to purchase season passes or value passes for the upcoming ski season will pay as much as 4.7 percent more than last year.

Monday, June 6

Turf field concerns some homeowners

Heritage Park homeowners are meeting with the Steamboat Springs City Council today to vent concerns about a neighboring artificial turf field.

Town Challenge moves to mountain

Measuring a little less than five miles from start to finish, the Thunderhead Hill Climb might not sound imposing.

Senior project at issue

School Board wants flexibility in requirement

The Steamboat Springs School Board questioned on Monday whether the Senior Odyssey Program should be a graduation requirement.

Loomis appointed to 1st District spot

Michael Loomis was chosen to represent the 1st Director District on Monday. He is replacing outgoing School Board Vice President Tami Havener.

News in brief for June 7

Volunteers needed for weekend bike race Volunteers are needed for The 24 Hours of Steamboat bike race Saturday and Sunday. Help is needed for set-up from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, during the race from noon Saturday to noon Sunday and for tear down from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Call 879-0480.

The Record for June 7

Sunday, June 5 4:22 a.m. An intoxicated 26-year-old woman reportedly was in a verbal domestic argument and was walking near Walton Creek Road and Village Drive.

Local skier totals due soon

Statewide skier numbers expected by Wednesday

Skier visit totals for the 2004-05 season at the Steamboat Ski Area could be available as soon as June 16.

Weather keeping grasshoppers at bay

Taking care of lawns could be a little easier this year. Chances of a grasshopper infestation are low.

Yampa Valley tour connects geology with daily lives

Mountains usually elicit thoughts of hiking, biking, skiing or hunting.

Sunday, June 5

High Five

Jason Saitta wins fifth marathon; Amy Shelley gets first in debut

Jason Saitta couldn't sleep Saturday night.

School districts discuss cooperation

Representatives from Routt County's three school districts are discussing how to share their resources.

The Record for June 6

Saturday, May 4 1:33 a.m. A vehicle accident was reported in Whistler Road across from the bus shelter. A report was taken.

Steamboat Marathon results

MALE OVERALL: 1. Jason Saitta, Parker, 27, 2:41:02; 2. Mike Wasson, Monument, 39, 2:50:28; 3. Steve Krebs, Lakewood, 42, 2:50:42; 4. Greg Voelkel, Destin FL, 26, 2:53:20; 5. Andy Picking, Steamboat Springs, 33, 2:54:05; 6. Luis Guerrero, Steamboat Springs, 41, 3:00:05; 7. Andrew Loizeaux, Denver, 44, 3:08:59; 8. Russell David Ball, Castle Rock, 37, 3:10:04; 9. David Pressgrove, Craig, 25, 3:10:18; 10. Mike Lilly, Fort Walton Beach FL, 32, 3:10:48.

Carlson, Pace win half marathon

Kelly Carlson doesn't need a crystal ball to predict her future. She has 4-year-old daughter Jaden.

Runners honor Stamp

Kelly Stamp was never a runner.

Dean of CMC will leave

Ritschel will relocate to Spoon River College in Illinois

Robert Ritschel, dean of Colorado Mountain College's Alpine Campus in Steamboat Springs, is leaving.

Steamboat stands out in 10K race

Top-six men finishers are locals

Before embarking on his senior season of at Montana State University, Mark Iverson decided to spend his summer in his hometown of Steamboat Springs.

News in brief for June 6

Rain creates rockslide on U.S. Highway 40 A rockslide on U.S. Highway 40 between milemarkers 115 and 116 delayed traffic for about an hour and a half Saturday morning.

Tom Ross: When oppornockity tunes, grab it

Forget mowing the lawn, let's go skiing

Among the things I love most about living in the Yampa Valley is that it affords me the chance to do things that seem exotic to people in other parts of the country. I'll give you a for instance.

Saturday, June 4

Hanging on to the Harbor

Some worry hotel's demolition will compromise potential historic district

The northwest corner of Seventh Street and Lincoln Avenue holds many memories.

Our View: The pitfalls of fence-sitting

It is hard to follow Routt County commissioners' logic in approving a permit for Lafarge to operate a gravel pit in the South Valley.

End of a chapter

Steamboat Springs graduates reflect on time in school

Come rain or shine, the Steamboat Springs High School graduating class of 2005 wouldn't have missed its graduation for the world.

The scoop

'Dead Heads' team up to open Ben & Jerry's

Chuck Bell and Mike Doherty didn't know they had Cherry Garcia in common until they met early this year.

Swimming in the rain -- and snow

When Team Lightning coach Essi Kenttala awoke early Saturday morning, she was delighted. The sound of raindrops had stopped, which meant the weather might cooperate during Steamboat Springs' only swim meet of the season.

Nonstop biking

24-hour race returns for second year

Last year, Jeff Snook ate a piece of French bread with hazelnut and cocoa milk spread after every lap.

The Record for June 5

Friday, June 3 12:13 a.m. A suspicious incident was reported in the 80 block of Anglers Drive, and the children involved were contacted and warned.

Real estate transactions for May 25 to 30


Race closes roads

Marathon begins at 7:30

In an effort to protect the more than 1,400 runners expected to participate in the 24th annual Steamboat Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K, several road closures will be in effect today.

Spring camping in the Vail Valley

For a quick backpacking trip or fun day hike while the snow still is deep in the high country, head toward Vail.

David R. Moss: The right, and wrong, to float

This letter is in response to your editorial "Protecting the Right to Float." While I am a member of the Seedhouse Road Coalition, the views expressed are exclusively my own.

There's a new cat in town

Business woman opens, hopes to expand Oak Creek-based mortgage company

Heather Kline is a busy woman. Sitting in her newly renovated office, she talks on a head-set, watches the phone drop, flips through myriad folders and then glares into the screen of her computer.

Jo Semotan: Vote in election

So many things are necessary to American life -- water, shelter, consumer goods of all shapes and sizes and of course, electricity. Without it, our lives would be a great deal less comfortable and profitable. I know because my mother was willing to go door to door to raise money to supply electricity to Routt County's rural ranches. She was so very, very happy the day "the lights came on." Life became much easier for my family in many ways. Most of us have never had to live without electricity, and it makes you think.

Personal touches, antique flair

Four years ago, Deborah Davis decided she wanted a home in Steamboat Springs, but she didn't have time to design and build it.

Snow and grads an unlikely combination

Sandy Phillips showed up to The Lowell Whiteman School's graduation in a blue beanie, a flowery sundress, Sorels and a puffy black winter coat. It was fitting, considering the combination of snow and rain that complemented Saturday's ceremony.

Business briefs for June 5

Shady Ladies return from Denver seminars Pam Turner and Kathy Fledderjohn of Shady Lady Interiors in Steamboat Springs recently attended a regional Window Fashions magazine educational convention in Denver.

Soundoff for June 5

Pit decision right I agree with the county's decision to allow the gravel pit in the South Valley since we don't have any over here.

The Arrest Record for June 5

Saturday, May 28 Chloe Josephine Decalo, 21, Steamboat Springs -- Driving while ability impaired, failed to dim lights (Colorado State Patrol)

South Routt Calendar for June 5

Monday, June 6 The Oak Creek Public Library is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Toponas and Yampa libraries are open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

John F. Russell: Take my breath away

The journey from Hahn's Peak Village to the courthouse in downtown Steamboat Springs is breathtaking.

David T. Hainault: Thanks for the help

On the morning of May 6, I was driving my Honda Gold Wing from Craig to Steamboat on my way to work when I was torpedoed by a doe just west of Milner.

Tom Bleuer: The truth hurts

Mr. Balazs bemoans Krugman and Hebert's columns May 31. Both include some opinion, as all columnists' writing does, but the facts support what is of the upmost importance, and that is the truth. Truth can hurt, but it does not lie. Part of the truth can be as much of a lie.

Chris Kipfer: Being patriotic

This old curmudgeon cannot let Bob Balazs' un-American notions go unanswered.

Tuck fills void

Company installs Internet-based phone systems

Brent Tuck's company has offices in Steamboat Springs and Grand Junction, but they're in the same place -- sort of.

Philip Warner Eggleston: 1927-2005

Philip "Phil" Eggleston of Steamboat Springs, Colo., died May 30, 2005. He was 78. He was born May 21, 1927, in Cleveland.

Board to mull policy

School materials-distribution plan will be considered

The Steamboat Springs School Board on Monday will consider a revised policy about distributing religious and other materials on schools grounds.

Friday, June 3

Icing on the cake

Couple running marathon, then getting married

You've heard the expression "running to the altar."

News in brief for June 4

Safety concerns prompt Huck Finn cancellation

Fish for free this weekend

If the rain stops, today and Sunday could be good opportunities to enjoy National Fishing Week.

North Routt wakes up to snow in June

The cold storm system that brought thunder and lightning to Steamboat Springs on Thursday delivered the startling sight of snow on the ground in North Routt.

Friends remember Schoen

Woman who died in car accident had energy and compassion

When Betsy Packer thinks about Barbara Day-Schoen, better known to her friends as Bobbie, she thinks about generosity, compassion, optimism and energy.

Lynx can't catch break

The Northwest Colorado Lynx baseball team got off to a rough start for the summer.

Tourney benefits students

Board of Realtors event turns 30

The Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors has been helping area students pay for college for the past 29 years.

Rugby's a local hit

Steamboat club opens season in Breckenridge

When Michael Hurley moved to Steamboat Springs 2 1/2 years ago, he found the Steamboat Rugby Club in need of a makeover.

The Record for June 4

Thursday, June 2 2:02 a.m. Citations were issued to two people who reportedly were trespassing in the 100 block of Lincoln Avenue.

Optimist Club names Teen of the Year

The Optimist Club of Steamboat Springs' Teen of the Month program recently has awarded the 2004-05 Optimist Teen of the Year Scholarship to an outstanding teen in Routt County.

Woman arrested on cocaine suspicion

An Edgewater woman was arrested Thursday on suspicion of having cocaine.

Thursday, June 2

More than words

Writing group about 'developing yourself'

Jeanne Upbin thought she was writing about her feet. She recently had discovered the pleasure of being barefoot. As she wrote, her thoughts wandered from her feet to her life change two years ago, when she became a yoga instructor.

On Scene for June 3

Gig list Bar owners regularly call Four Points staff looking for last-minute recommendations for local bands to fill unexpectedly empty slots.

Autumn Phillips: The bird and the bears

My hand jerked back as if it were burning. There was some kind of goo on the carabiner that holds my garbage can closed these days. Maybe it was jam, but more likely it was the garbage juice that got on someone's hand as they set their bag down to wrestle with a series of lid locks.

The Record for June 3

Wednesday, June 1 1:23 a.m. A noise complaint was made from an area near Hilltop Parkway. When officers arrived, the lights were off, and all was quiet.

Order is beauty

Talk to Cate Potyen while she's absorbed in creating a new piece of jewelry, and she will barely hear you.

'Experience of a lifetime'

Young musicians to perform with Denver Young Artists Orchestra

Four young Steamboat musicians have been giving up their Saturdays and getting up at 4 a.m. to travel to Denver. From 9 a.m. to noon, they practice the chamber-music pieces they will present to audiences Tuesday when they perform with the Denver Young Artists Orchestra, the first concert of the 2005 Strings in the Mountains Music Festival summer season.

Funding request debated

Members of the Education Fund Board voiced concerns Wednesday night about a $45,000 funding request for the North Routt Community Charter School.

Triathlon taking team apps

For those feeling inspired or particularly motivated Sunday, representatives from the Steamboat Triathlon will be on hand during and after the Steamboat Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K.

Barrel racer chasing passion

When the top junior high rodeo contestants in the country gather in New Mexico next month, Steamboat Springs barrel racer Kacey Bull will be there.

Autumn's Picks for June 3

Tonight ¤ Star Wars III When: 12:45, 3:50, 7 and 10 p.m. Where: Chief Plaza Theater, 813 Lincoln Ave. Call: 879-0181 Why you should go: I think you've waited long enough.

CD Reviews for June 3

Gorillaz "Demon Days" On Sale at All That Jazz for $15.98 Is it a gimmick, or is it a band?

Arts calendar for June 3

Ongoing ¤ Wild Horse Gallery has re-opened for the summer season showing work by Cate Potyen, Jay Moore and Tom Lockhart. The gallery is located in the Sheraton Steamboat Resort Hotel; open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Call 879-7660.

Music calendar for June 3

Tonight ¤ Steamboat Jazz Quartet When: 7 to 10 p.m. Where: Three Peaks Grill, 2165 Pine Grove Road Cost: Free Call: 879-3399

More, more, M.O.R.E

New art project aims to put work on display -- everywhere

The idea of the M.O.R.E. Site Project is to place art on every blank wall in Steamboat Springs. Restaurants, bars, office buildings, empty pieces of real estate -- M.O.R.E. curators Susan Schiesser and Wanda Brehmer see them all as potential gallery space.

learn about Literary Sojourn

After teaching a 10-week class about the authors of the 2004 Literary Sojourn Readers Festival, Michelle Dover noticed a difference. She walked into the September event with a deep knowledge of each author and a personal connection to many of the other attendees.

Fossum search called off

Routt County Search and Rescue officially called off the search for Jeffrey Fossum on Thursday, but searchers will continue to periodically check the bridge and the section of the Elk River near Hinman Park where his car was last seen.

Local woman wants Oprah to visit

Publishing and TV personality Oprah Winfrey arguably is among the most influential people in American society.

Swimmers looking forward to home meet

The members of the Steamboat Springs swim team got their feet wet last weekend in Rangely at the opening meet of the season.

Soroco grad gets scholarship

Masonic Grand Lodge awards Nichole Wilson

Nichole Wilson, who graduated from Soroco High School on Saturday, recently was awarded a $28,000 scholarship from the Masonic Grand Lodge of Colorado.

Hayden improves infield

Hayden baseball and softball players now can slide into home plate without sacrificing their bodies.

News in brief for June 3

Nominations wanted for national committee The U.S. Department of Agriculture is accepting nominations for members to serve on the Advisory Committee on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers.

Clean-up Day is Saturday

As part of its annual effort to make Steamboat Springs a little more beautiful, city officials are looking for volunteers to participate in Saturday's Green-up, Clean-up Day.

Incumbents undecided about election

The four Steamboat Springs City Council members who are up for re-election in November said they are weighing whether to run again.

Woman dies in car accident

A Steamboat Springs woman died Thursday, and her husband was listed in critical condition after a two-vehicle accident on Colorado Highway 131 south of Toponas.

Wednesday, June 1

Search continues for Fossum

Police say there are no leads or clues in missing man case

Police and rescue workers spent a third straight day searching for Jeffrey Fossum on Wednesday but came up with no new leads or clues as to his whereabouts.

See cowboy collectibles

Museum's Brown Bag Lunch series resumes July 1

Fans of cowboy history will want to lasso July 22 on their calendar. That's the date Bill Mackin of Craig will present items from his collection of historic cowboy equipment during the Brown Bag Lunch series at Tread of Pioneers Museum in Steamboat Springs.

Boy hospitalized in U.S. 40 crash

A 9-year-old boy was hospitalized Wednesday for injuries he received in a two-car accident on U.S. Highway 40.

Road closures set for Sunday

In an effort to protect the more than 1,400 runners expected to participate in the 24th annual Steamboat Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K, several roads will be closed Sunday.

Residents weigh in on plan

City, county present changes to west of Steamboat update

Residents told county and city staff that they were on target in their plans to update the West of Steamboat Springs Area Plan.

Two apply for School Board vacancies

Two people have applied for openings created by resignations on the Steamboat Springs School Board.

Health center meeting set

In the next step toward bringing a community health center to Northwest Colorado, a steering committee is being formed.

Briefs for June 2

Volunteers are needed for the 24th annual Steamboat Marathon Saturday and Sunday. Volunteers will receive an event T-shirt and lunch on race day. For more information, call 879-0882, ext. 208, or stop by the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association office at 1255 S. Lincoln Ave.

Case running out of time

Denver man arrested on drug, forgery charges in court

A Denver man arrested in March on numerous methamphetamine- and forgery-related charges had his case heard in Routt County Court on Wednesday.

Huck Finn Day returns Saturday

Huck Finn Day has come full circle for Jim Haskins.

Lacrosse picks up wins

All three of Steamboat's middle school lacrosse teams picked up at least one win during the Steamboat Classic Lacrosse Tournament held during the weekend.

Montoya, Fosdick show skills

Former Steamboat players picked for All-Star game

Tyler Fosdick and Ben Montoya brought their high school baseball careers to a close with appearances in the Western Slope League All-Star Showcase on Tuesday.

Funds to stay in Steamboat

Proceeds from half-cent sales tax won't go to other districts

Funds from the half-cent sales tax for education will be used only for the Steamboat Springs School District, according to a new resolution.

The Record for June 2

7:28 a.m. An ambulance was requested on Redwood Court for a child who had a seizure.