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Thursday, March 31

Salazar talks Social Security

The Social Security trust fund must be kept away from the federal government's "grubby hands," John Salazar said Thursday.

Arts calendar for April 1

Tonight An opening reception for "Full Spectrum," an exhibit of work by Routt County Youth from preschool through high school and Colorado Mountain College students, faculty and staff, will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Depot Art Center, 1001 13th St.

Teaching children to be artists

Across the front of the invitation to the "Full Spectrum" show is printed a saying attributed to Pablo Picasso. It reads, "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up."

On Scene for April 1

Surreal staring I thought the Perry Farrell/Peretz show from last year was one of the most surreal things I had ever witnessed. Hundreds of people stood motionless, staring at him while he stared at the screen of his Apple laptop.

CD Reviews

Andrew Bird "Andrew Bird & The Mysterious Production of Eggs" Available at All That Jazz for $16.98 Andrew Bird is one of those fragile, creative boys that you always saw in the corner at art school parties.

Girls lacrosse game moves locations

The Steamboat Springs girls lacrosse team's game against Colorado Academy, scheduled for Saturday, has moved location and date.

Gearing up for summer

Bike swap first event of cycling season

It's April, and Routt County Riders president Brad Cusenbary is torn between the slopes and the desert.

Allure of the games

Steamboat's Mayer hoping to surprise spectators in Italy

After earning a silver medal at the 2002 Olympic Games, it's hard to imagine Travis Mayer surprising anyone.

Still a Colorado band

'Boulder-based' band tours with stripped-down show

Although Sean Kelly now lives in Vermont, he still considers Colorado home, and his band, The Samples, still bills itself as "Boulder-based."

Those will be the days again

To use a computer analogy, Zeut is like a flashing cursor waiting to write the next sentence. Zeut is a computer on standby, said the band's guitar player, Robert Eldridge. The band still exists, but it isn't always visible.

Autumn's picks for April 1

Tonight Opening reception for "Full Spectrum," an exhibit of work by Routt County youth from preschool through high school, as well as Colorado Mountain College students, faculty and staff.

Ski town silliness

They're not laughing at us, they're laughing in front of us

It doesn't take much digging to find something to make fun of in Steamboat Springs.

Growing art by semester

The art community in Steamboat Springs is growing every month, or more accurately, every semester.

Autumn Phillips: 'Best of'

The winter that was really not a winter draws to a close. It seemed like it never stopped snowing, but also that it never snowed. It was the winter when it rained in January, and we sat under soggy gray skies as if we were living on the coast, without an ocean in sight.

Film juxtaposes war, peace

"Arms for the Poor" juxtaposes American taxpayer money spent on the arms trade with social issues such as homelessness.

Celebrating with a poem

Susan de Wardt opened a book without being asked and started to read.

Seminar to help parents, children make connections

It isn't easy being a kid growing up in the 21st century. It's not easy being a parent, either.

Water meeting in Craig

Transbasin diversions will be discussed at future roundtable

Diversions from the Yampa River and other Western Slope waterways will be scrutinized during upcoming statewide water discussions.

Linker trail closed for season

The trail linking Steamboat Lake State Park and Routt National Forest will be closed today.

Handicap spaces unheeded

The Routt County Sheriff's Office is asking people to respect handicapped parking spaces.

Live-work warehouses proposed

Contractor Jim Fuller sees a market for commercial buildings that include upstairs living spaces.

Music calendar for April 1

Tonight Paul Potyen and Steve Boynton will sit in with the Andy Pratt Trio When: 7 to 10 p.m. Where: Three Peaks Grill, 2165 Pine Grove Road Cost: Free Call: 879-3399

The Record for April 1

Wednesday, March 30 12:07 a.m. A 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol on U.S. Highway 40 near Sleepy Bear Trailer Park.

News in brief for April 1

Murder mystery tickets on sale at Craig library The Craig Performing Arts Project is selling tickets for the upcoming play "Something's Afoot," a murder mystery musical. Purchase tickets at the Moffat County Library or buy them at the door. Tickets are $5 for seniors and children and $8 for adults. The performances are at 7 p.m. April 8 and April 9 in the Moffat County High School auditorium.

Doak Walker's 'culture change' honored

Eighty-four-year-old Betty Cole's orchids offer a touch of spring against the gloomy skies outside the Doak Walker Care Center.

Wednesday, March 30

News in brief for March 31

9Health Fair set for 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday The annual 9Health Fair will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Steamboat Springs Middle School. The fair offers free information and health screenings, as well as $5 colorectal cancer test kits, $30 blood tests and $25 PSA tests for men.

Coordinator hopes to make softball leagues stronger

Informing teams that there is no room in the city's coed C softball league is a rite of spring for Christina Freeman.

Freestyle skiers end well at nationals

Skiers from the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club freestyle program spent last week in hills surrounding Park City, Utah, searching for titles.

Cardboard classics will race Saturday

Nothing says spring at Steamboat Ski Area more than SmartWool's Cardboard Classic.

Activities planned for Month of the Young Child

As the early childhood manager for First Impressions of Routt County, Renee Donahue has seen an improvement in child-care programs.

Justice center sites toured

Routt County commissioners could know in two weeks whether they can build a justice center just west of downtown.

Officials: No fiscal impropriety at YVRA

Allegations of fiscal impropriety at Yampa Valley Regional Airport were unfounded, officials have determined.

Airport director resigning

Jim Parker, aviation director at Yampa Valley Regional Airport, is resigning.

Gravel pit expansion meeting in Yampa

The Routt County Board of Commissioners will hold a meeting in Yampa to consider the expansion of a gravel pit.

Families want men home

Piles of Christmas presents, wrapped and waiting, sit in the homes of Sarah Hoeller and Sara Rakowski.

The Record for March 31

Tuesday, March 29 12:33 a.m. A verbal domestic dispute was reported in the 700 block of Walton Pond Circle.

End-of-life choices a topic

Health fair, author to provide information on advance directives

The fight over Terri Schiavo's right to live or die may have been prevented by a simple piece of paper.

Steamboat snowboarder saves best finish for last

It was dusk in Kamloops, Canada, when Steamboat Springs snowboarder Joshua Wylie stepped into the starting gate for the NorAm championship finals.

16-year-old tops series

Cory McConnell has to ski on powder days. It's part of his training to adapt to all conditions, so Wednesday was a very good day for the Alpine ski racer.

Classical music gets new radio frequency

The board of directors at West Slope FM is preparing for a frequency change and a new transmitter.

Tuesday, March 29

Director takes housing reins

Since arriving in Steamboat Springs, Elizabeth Black has had waitresses, county and city employees, and nurses plead for more affordable housing.

Our View: A better way to patrol

The Oak Creek Town Board needs a thorough re-evaluation of how it provides law enforcement to its community.

Fiesta to raise money for Spanish program

Mary Jenkins' fourth-grade daughter loves learning Spanish; it's 40 minutes of instruction she looks forward to each week.

Technology set for takeoff

Area airports may use latest advancements to track airplanes

Airports in Routt and Moffat counties could be the first in the lower 48 states to use technology to track airplanes.

School Board seeks feedback

Four-day week, staff cuts among solutions to budget shortfall

The Hayden School Board wants to hear questions and feedback from residents concerned about possible budget cuts.

Bill Wallace: If I were a cartoonist

Golly, I wish I were a political cartoonist for the Steamboat Pilot & Today. What a life!

VNA plans big Haven expansion

New community room, programs could function as regional senior center

The Visiting Nurse Assoc-iation's ambitious plans for The Haven include a major expansion and addition of a community room that could function as a regional senior center.

Board tackles land-use code

Trees planted by early settlers provide shade and character along Hayden's downtown streets.

Developer pursues second condo building

The Sundance Creek condominium project was successful enough that California developer Charles Sher would like to do it again.

County's dust cost increases

The county's cost of minimizing road dust is almost 18 percent more than what was budgeted.

House sinks water bill

A bill restricting recreational water rights died on the state House floor Tuesday, much to the relief of city officials.

Soroco wins five events in Hotchkiss

The baton is magic -- at least, that's the conclusion Soroco track coach Gary Heide has reached.

Peters, Chotvacs win titles

Jessica Peters and Missy Chotvacs picked up individual titles for the Steamboat Springs track team Saturday in Hotchkiss.

The Record for March 30

1:11 p.m. A temporary license plate was reported stolen in Steamboat.

Bunny pays Easter visit

With a little help from mom and dad, 2-year-old Haleigh Jean Hathaway's first Easter egg hunt was a success.

Sam Haslem: Future of the county

Editor's note: The following letter to the editor contained an error when it was published March 20. A corrected version is republished below.

Adria Halseth: The Bible's place

As a Jew who was raised in the heart of the Bible belt, I was very upset to learn that some people in the typically open-minded and welcoming community that makes up Steamboat Springs were advocating using the Bible in school curriculum under the pretenses that their children need a more well-rounded curriculum.

Henri E. Stetter: Sending violence

Outsourcing has become a major topic of discussion and disagreement in this country in the past year or so.

The Blotter for March 30

Tuesday, March 22 5:50 p.m. A woman in the 300 block of Vista Verde Drive reported receiving harassing phone calls from her ex-husband.

District ready to expand Montessori

The Steamboat Springs School District is moving ahead with plans to offer a second Montessori class next year.

A team with chemistry

Cavanagh, Weiss play well for Sailors tennis team

Sailor Stacy Cavanagh is a competitive senior driven to make one last state title run in her final year at Steamboat Springs High School.

Sailors soccer still perfect after weekend wins

The Steamboat Springs girls soccer team remained unbeaten this season with wins against Delta and Palisade during the weekend.

Briefs for March 30

The annual 9Health Fair will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Steamboat Springs Middle School. The fair offers free information and health screenings as well as $5 colorectal cancer test kits, $30 blood tests and $25 PSA tests for men.

Monday, March 28

Army Corps, county to meet

County officials will meet privately with federal officials Wednesday to make their case for being granted a needed wetlands permit.

CSAP testing hits full throttle CSAP testing hits full throttle

Steamboat Springs, South Routt and Hayden students in grades three through 10 are scheduled to take Colorado Student Assessment Program tests in math, reading and writing by the time the testing window closes April 15. Many students have taken some of the tests already, but the next two weeks serve as the primary testing period for each county school district.

Comment period of land swap ending

The majority of public comments received on the Emerald Mountain land exchange are in favor of the proposal. The public's window for commenting on the proposal ends Wednesday. For almost two months, the Bureau of Land Management has conducted the official public comment period for the land exchange proposal.

Safeway workers give contract mixed reviews

Seventy Safeway workers went to work this week knowing, for the first time in six months, they have a contract. However, reaction to the contract was mixed among the union workers here.

County to consider gravel pit meeting

County commissioners today will consider holding a future meeting in South Routt about the King Mountain Gravel pit.

Businesses, teens work on compromise

Old Town Square is a popular hangout for area teens. In the past couple of years, however, customers and shopkeepers have made numerous complaints about the youngsters' presence.

Ex-Sailor 9th in California competition

Fifteen-year-old Lena Fan�--cher placed ninth overall at the California-Nevada Interscholastic Ski and Snowboard Federation Finals, which were held March 7 and 8 in Mammoth Lakes, Calif.

Doubles team places at Delta tourney

Katie Birch and Elise Krueger led the Steamboat Springs junior varsity tennis team during the weekend at a snow-shortened tennis tournament in Delta County.

DU, Dingle on to Frozen Four

Ryan Dingle's hard-hitting style and explosive speed will make him one of the most dangerous players in this year's Frozen Four.

ID-theft added to meth bust

Police suspect two people arrested Sunday on suspicion of manufacturing methamphetamine also were involved in dozens of identity-theft cases.

Sunday, March 27

News in brief for March 28

Bereavement support group to begin meetings Mending A Broken Heart," a free bereavement support group sponsored by Hospice and the Visiting Nurse Association, will begin meeting at the VNA offices. The group will meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Mondays during April.his session will focus on unexpected death, but it is open to anyone grieving any type of death of a loved one. First-time participants are asked to call Katy Thiel at 879-1632, ext. 33, before attending their first meeting.

Monday Medical: Do you know your blood count number?

The 9Health Fair has been serving our community for close to 25 years. Denver's 9News is the founder and exclusive title sponsor of 9Health Fair. Yampa Valley Medical Center is the local sponsor and organizer of the popular event, which will be held Saturday.

Salazar to visit Steamboat

Social Security, rural needs slated for discussion at town hall meeting

Social Security and rural needs will be on U.S. Rep. John Salazar's mind when he visits Steamboat Springs on Thursday.

The Record for March 28

Saturday, March 26 7:21 a.m. Vandalism was reported on Logan Avenue after a vehicle was discovered with damage to one of its doors and a window smashed out.

Meth bust results in arrests

Steamboat Springs police arrested two Denver residents on suspicion of multiple methamphetamine-related charges after a traffic stop Sunday.

Awards recognize school employees

Getting called into the principal's office typically is a bad thing.

Speech postseason winds down

Six Steamboat Springs High School students will compete for a spot in the national speech and debate tournament during a qualifying event this weekend.

Tom Ross: Don't bother with deer warning whistles

Survive deer migration season unscathed with a homely vehicle

If it isn't a spring blizzard, then it's marauding bands of mule deer bent on migrating beside the highway in the middle of the night.

Saturday, March 26

Home on the Web

Some businesses can thrive without an Internet presence, but for most, Web pages increasingly are a necessity for attracting clients.

A few good police

Oak Creek is looking for replacements

When Oak Creek police Chief Guytano Farnan announced his resignation a week ago, it surprised town trustees and residents. Now, they are left with questions.

Science with a bang

Scientist extraordinaire encourages learning at Soda Creek Elementary School

"Don't try this at home," scientist extraordinaire Steve Spangler warned dozens of elementary students huddled before him during an assembly Friday.

Mason & Morse joins Sotheby's network

Worldwide, the Sotheby's name is associated with luxury and distinction. So when Sotheby's Inter�--national Realty approached Mason & Morse Real Estate in Steamboat Springs about becoming a franchise, owners Tony Walton and Jim Somerville jumped at the chance.

Larry Johnson

Steamboat Springs lost a quiet star Feb. 4, 2005, when Larry Johnson died. He was 60.

Etiquette education

Youngsters put the gloves on to learn manners, dance in local cotillion class

Cheri Trousil knows that even if her sons roll their eyes as she corrects their posture or tells them to get their elbows off the table, they will thank her some day.

Dems talk party at dinner

Colorado Democrats have been riding a wave of energy since winning control of the state House and Senate in November.

Our View: Embrace town's changing face

The third annual International Evening held last week at Steamboat Springs High School is a reminder that, slowly but surely, the face of our community is changing.

Thorpe Mountain parcel available

A 108-acre parcel of land near Stagecoach Reservoir is available for buyers looking for a development opportunity or personal playground.

Class notes for March 27

Steamboat Springs High School senior Katie Conrath is the Optimist Club's March teen of the month.

John F. Russell: Lodwick: Don't sweat the medal

He has more national titles, more World Cup victories and more honors than any other Nordic combined skier in American history.

Gene Cook: Poor disguise

You remind me of the poorly disguised wolf lying in grandmother's bed when Little Red Riding Hood arrived.

Lowell Whiteman School offering scholarships

Since its founding, the Lowell Whiteman Primary School has offered scholarships to about one-third of its kindergarten to eighth-grade student body. As a result, the school has been able to reach out to motivated students throughout Routt County and as far as Walden.

John C. Doolittle: Churchill scandal about iffy tenure practices

In thinking about your Feb. 16 editorial, "Reviewing Academic Credibility," I think you use too narrow and much too shallow an editorial approach. You missed a golden opportunity to, in a meaningful way, editorialize for your readership on the issue of balance in higher education.

The Record for March 27

JAILREPORT 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. Saturday, March 19 Matthew Emil Smith, 47, Denver -- Driving while ability impaired on drugs, no front license plate (Colorado State Patrol)

Building homes, community

Hands on Housing program helps families build houses in Oak Creek

James and Corine Schweikert trudged up the snowy drive that they soon will call home.

Brian Kotowski: Not all owners alike

As a dog-owning resident in the Fish Creek Falls neighborhood off of Tamarack, I and other dog owners here are privileged to be able to take advantage of an open green area in the vicinity.

HUD loans easier to qualify for in county

It just became easier to use federally backed loans to purchase attainable homes in Routt County -- a lot easier.

Local touches lives

The day after seventh-grader Ashley Stamp was killed in a skiing accident, students gathered in Jeanne Lodwick's fourth-grade classroom for solace and to remember their friend.

A coach's reward: Unfading glory

Years after his death, Ramunno will be inducted into hall of fame

Carl Ramunno was involved in coaching for the rewards, not the awards.

Stretching the limits

Ultra marathon from Steamboat Lake to Wyoming puts skiers to the test

Everyone survived the first 2005 North Routt Coureur des Bois.

Sailors too tough on courts

Steamboat Springs tennis team plays well Saturday against Fruita-Monument

Senior seasons are supposed to be fun and memorable, but Kelli Parnell found herself creating all the wrong memories.

Sound Off for March 27

Off the mark Father Kevin King's article last Sunday is self-serving and off the mark. Education, even thinking, is detrimental to the real purpose of organized religion.

Friday, March 25

Lodwick soars to sweep

Todd Lodwick collected his third national ski jumping title in two days Friday, edging Clint Jones on the K90 hill.

Planning looks at Overlook

A proposed 157-home, small-lot development on the city's west end is much needed, planning commissioners said Thursday.

Locals held in Mideast

United Arab Emirates detaining two Steamboat men

Two Steamboat Springs men who work for a Colorado-based mapping company have been restricted from leaving the United Arab Emirates for more than three months.

Haven grant request gets thumbs up

Visiting Nurse Association officials are optimistic about receiving a grant needed to acquire The Haven Assisted Living Center in Hayden.

Oak Creek hires police leader

Oak Creek has a new head of its police department. Linda Koile was given the position by the Oak Creek Town Board on Thursday night.

Treasure hunt will benefit Winter Sports Club

An Easter treasure hunt Sunday on Mount Werner will benefit the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club.

All-State prep skiers recognized

Six Steamboat Springs skiers were recognized as All-State selections this season.

Today marks last big tourism weekend

Steamboat lodges will be busy tonight for the last big push of the ski season.

News in brief for March 26

Emerald City Opera holding auditions Emerald City Opera will be holding auditions for this summer's opera production, The Merry Widow (sung in English) at 7 p.m. May 9 in the Moffat County High School Choir Room and at 7 p.m. May 10 at United Methodist Church in Steamboat Springs. Fifteen adult men and 15 adult women are needed. Interested singers should call 879-1996 for more information and to reserve an audition time.

The Record for March 26

Thursday, March 24 10:27 a.m. A gas skip was reported in the 2000 block of Curve Plaza.

Bantams fall to champs

Against expectations, Steamboat Springs' Bantam A hockey team found ways to win. A No. 4 seed in nearly every tournament it played toward the end of the year, Steamboat overcame its seeding to finish high.

Defending women's champion unseated

Utah ski jumper Jessica Jerome topped defending champion Lindsay Van on Friday to win the K90 national title.

Steamboat gets better of Eaton

All but one varsity spot on the Steamboat Springs girls tennis team is locked in. Sophomore Kerry Enochs wants the vacant one.

Thursday, March 24

CD Reviews

Queens of the Stone Age "Lullabies to Paralyze" Available at All That Jazz for $15.99 The latest Queens of the Stone Age album opens with Leonard Cohen-esque song.

Lodwick claims large-hill title

After winning the national title on Howelsen Hill's big jump Thursday, Todd Lodwick wasn't worried about the superstitions associated with the number 13.

CMC, CU become partners

Schools arrange engineering degree program

A new partnership with the University of Colorado at Boulder will allow Colorado Mountain College students to begin work toward an engineering degree while studying in Steamboat Springs.

On scene for March 25

Giant Rhombus coming? Just spreading rumors here, but word on the St. Patrick's Day circuit has it that drummer Eric Schuemann, formerly of Bill Smith, is making his way back west from Michigan. If rumors are true, he will be moving to Denver with his new band, Giant Rhombus. Watch for Giant Rhombus to appear someday on a Steamboat stage. No other news.

Arts calendar for March 25

Art exhibits "Musical Chairs," the signature art pieces for the 2005 Strings in the Mountains season, is on display through June in a rotating show at Wells Fargo Bank, First National Bank of Steamboat Springs, Alpine Bank, Vectra Bank and the Bank of the West. This summer they will be on display at the Strings Festival Tent. Silent bids for the chairs can be made at the banks or by calling 879-5056, ext. 102. Bidding ends Aug. 13.

Hunt will benefit SSWSC

An Easter treasure hunt Sunday on Mount Werner will benefit the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club.

Autumn Phillips: Paying to play

I'm going to make us all T-shirts. They will say something like, "Steamboat: I never meant to stay this long."

Chix drop Cliffhangers in home finale

After struggling offensively against Breckenridge, the Steamboat Chix with Stix women's hockey team routed the Denver Cliffhangers.

Women who shaped this valley

Candice Lombardo started crying as she read "Shepherdess of Elk River Valley," a book written by one the area's great historic figures, Margaret Duncan Brown.

Christian singer to perform

Celia Whitler's Web site doesn't read like the typical musician's list of CD release advertisements and merchandise sales. Instead, she starts by admitting that she likes Starbucks.

Sensitive electric male

The members of The Southland are, above all else, creative. Spend a few minutes on their Web site, trying to find out something about the band, and you will have to wander through a bizarre short story (that has nothing to do with the band) involving Glenn Close and witty commentary (that also has nothing to do with the band).

Autumn's picks for March 25

Saturday The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou When: 4:30 and 7 p.m. Where: Mountain Movie in Ski Time Square Cost: $5 with a MudFest card; $7 without Call: 879-7299 Why you should go: From the director of "Rushmore"

Leading the scene

Karl Denson is who so many musicians are trying to be. He's been on the scene for more than two decades, making a name for himself as tenor sax for Lenny Kravitz, then co-founding the Greyboy Allstars.

Chamber Orchestra brings 'Sounds of Spring'

Ernest Richardson speaks to the members of the orchestra as if they are actors in a musical drama. He uses words such as "motivation" and "visualization."

Wine tasting and museum fund-raiser held tonight

There is something about wine and good food that makes people remember how much they love their community. That combination always has worked for the Tread of Pioneer's annual Treading of the Grapes fund-raiser.

'Musical Chairs'

The seat of "Chair in B-Flat Major, Op. 41" seems to float in the air. The arms of the chair seem only to be passing by the seat on their way somewhere else.

Music calendar for March 25

Tonight Jazz pianist Paul Potyen When: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Where: Lobby of the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel

Lodwick earns 14th U.S. title

The first day of the U.S. Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Championships couldn't have gone much better for hometown skier Todd Lodwick.

Five county athletes All-State

Burney and Kostur named to All-State second team

The All-State teams for winter sports were released Thursday, and five Routt County athletes were named to the prestigious lists.

ASC gives earnings snapshot

The Steamboat Ski Area had recorded 429,017 skier and snowboarder visits season-to-date as of Jan. 30. However, comparisons with last season are difficult.

Three meetings set for N. Routt plan

The Routt County Planning Commission has scheduled three meetings to get comments about the recreation chapter of a North Routt plan.

Airport probe ongoing

A personnel review of alleged questionable actions at the regional airport has been handed over to the county manager.

Assistant principal search on

The search is under way for an assistant to new Steamboat Springs High School Principal Mike Knezevich.

The Record for March 25

Wednesday, March 23 4:18 a.m. A purse was found at a bus stop in Ski Time Square.

Van defends her national title

Ski jumper Lindsay Van successfully defended her 2004 national title Thursday by holding off a field of five other women.

Briefs for March 25

Steamboat Springs swim team tryouts April 5

Curriculum leader leaving district

Kelly Stanford, the Steamboat Springs School District's director of curriculum and instruction, will leave the school system this summer for a new position in Texas.

Wednesday, March 23

A heartfelt thank you to the following community members for ...

A heartfelt thank you to the following community members for their educational and remarkable contribution to the docent training seminars:

Cabaret Tickets

Cabaret Tickets on Sale March 30 & 31 to SSAC Members April 1 to the Public

UPCOMING EXHIBIT OPPORTUNITIES AT THE DEPOT

A multimedia, juried fine art exhibit, July 1 -- August 28. Entry Deadline May 13. Exhibition Judge, Ben Mitchell, is the Director of Exhibitions and Programs at the Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper, WY. Prospectus available now.

Photography and the Creative Spirit--The Digital Version a workshop with Karen Schulman

Workshop dates July 9-14, 2005 This special digital photography workshop will aid you in developing and expanding your creative spirit and photographic vision.

Felony cases continued

All the major felony cases in Routt County Court on Wednesday were continued until later this month or April.

Oak Creek to discusstown police department

The Oak Creek Town Board will discuss the town's police department tonight, in the wake of the chief's resignation.

S. Routt clinic open for April

The South Routt Medical Center will have a physician assistant until the end of April, and possibly longer. What happens after that remains unknown.

SSAC Wish List

If you have any of the following items available for donation, please contact us at 879-9008 ext. 100.

SUMMER Full Spectrum

April 1- 24 2005 Full Spectrum, a fine art exhibit of work by Routt County Youth from preschool through high school, and Colorado Mountain College students, faculty and staff.

Steamboat perfect in league

The Steamboat Springs baseball team began league play with two wins, defeating Eagle Valley in a doubleheader Tuesday.

Thank You Mary and Frank Mehwald and Atlantic Tool & Die Company

When Frank Mehwald approached the Arts Council staff about the Lizard King Art Car, it was on the heels of Honda of America's 25th anniversary.

Steamboat Springs Arts Council Affiliated Organizations

The Arts Council serves as a pivotal organization for affiliated groups and individual artists, offering collaboration, administrative support, facility support, technical assistance, grants and leadership in advocating for community arts programming in Steamboat Springs and Routt County.

Nationals bring skier back home

On Wednesday, the top ski jumpers from across the country converged on Howelsen Hill for the National Championships.

Fund Board sets budget

The Steamboat Springs Education Fund Board will dip slightly into its reserves and spend as much as $2.45 million on educational programs this year.

News in brief for March 24

Routt Democratic Party holding annual potluck Members of the Routt Democratic Party and guests are invited to the annual Jefferson/Jackson potluck dinner and fund-raiser at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Olympian Hall. RSVP to lynn_abbott@springsips.com or Linda Lewis at 879-8691.

Worsley's times dropping

Steamboat senior improves in Seattle race

Blake Worsley has gone from part-time swimmer to one of the best in the Western half of the country.

UPCOMING EXHIBITS AT THE DEPOT

THE INTENSIVE SPIRIT April 29 -- June 19 The Intensive Spirit: Celebrating 22 Years of the Paper and Book Intensive, an international juried exhibition of book arts and handmade paper constructions.

Committee OKs water bill

A state House committee voted Wednesday 8-2 to pass a bill that would limit any future recreational water rights applications.

Three arrested in armed robbery

Three Craig teenagers were arrested on suspicion of committing armed robbery on the Yampa River Core Trail on Tuesday night.

Snowpack lags in South Routt; Stagecoach OK

The speedboats that pull wakeboarders across Stagecoach Reservoir should have no problem tying up at the dock this summer.

Variety of Easter week events planned

The ministerial association will sponsor the "Ecumenical Stations of the Cross," a commemoration of Christ's journey with the cross.

Norwegian steals show at Juniors

Norwegian Petter Tande stole the show in the Nordic combined individual event Tuesday at the Nordic World Junior Championships in Rov-aniemi, Finland.

The Record for March 24

Tuesday, March 22 2:20 a.m. An ambulance request was made for the 300 block of Pine Street for an elderly man who was having difficulty breathing.

Upcoming Summer Events

July 9 & 10 31st Annual Art in the Park Art in the Park is our juried arts and crafts festival held each July in conjunction with the ProRodeo and Balloon Rodeo, which combine to create the rainbow weekend. Join in the fun with food vendors and live entertainment all day both days.

The Newly Retooled Organization Looks to Expand its Volunteer Base

For the past year the Arts Council has been in the process of revamping its chief volunteer program, ArtCore. The newly minted organization is now serving in every capacity and in every realm that the Arts Council currently touches upon.

4TH ANNUAL P.E.A.C.E PROJECT AT THE DEPOT

April 29- May 22, 2005

"Dimensional Layers: Fine Art and Fine Rugs"

This exhibit will feature five artists: Susan J. Thompson, Nancy Jeffrey, Susan Schiesser, Julie K. Anderson, and Renee Fox.

Strings in the Mountains presents: "MUSICAL CHAIRS" -- "Where will you sit?"

"Musical Chairs is this year's theme for the annual Strings in the Mountains Music Festival Silent Auction. To celebrate Strings' contribution of bringing the best music to Routt County for 18 years, five regional artists donated works of art-in the form of unique chairs-

Steamboat Springs Arts Council - Mission & Info

The Mission of the SSAC is to supportour local artists, plan, produce and promote arts and humanities programs and initiatives that contribute to a positive educational, cultural and economic impact in our community and provide a long-lasting enjoyment and enrichment for our residents and visitors alike.

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

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Summer Calendar

June 5 -- 11 Perry-Mansfield Equestrian and Discovery Camps

Spring Calendar

Feb 25- Mar 27 "A Sense of Place" Three Colorado Artists Share Their Vision of the Landscape in Their Unique Style

Tuesday, March 22

Hayden studying new land use code

The town of Hayden had to purchase bigger binders to hold the latest draft of its new land use code.

International event bonds community

More than a hundred people milled around the commons area at Steamboat Springs High School on Tuesday night sampling food from Poland, Slovakia, Southeast Asia and Mexico.

Dem fund-raiser Saturday

State leaders will attend event at Olympian Hall

State Rep. Andrew Rom-anoff, speaker of the House in Colorado, will be in Steamboat Springs on Saturday to discuss his proposal to reform the state's budget.

Girls raise money for friends

Talent show funds go toward Stamp's, Taber's memorial funds

The bright orange Ashley Stamp memorial bracelets worn daily by McKenzie Worden and Jessi Eagerton have lost some of their color in the three months since their friend's death.

Agency helps poor with legal aid

Victims of domestic violence often feel trapped and powerless to help themselves or their children.

District weighing four-day schedule

The Hayden School Board discussed pros and cons of implementing a four-day student school week for a portion of the 2005-06 school year.

Freestylers ready for nationals

Jenny Lee is new to the halfpipe, but that didn't stop her from finishing fifth in the country.

Snowboarders post top results

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athletes prepare for Park City contest

With winter quickly fading in the Yampa Valley, the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club snowboarders have been busy.

Our View: Keep five-day school schedule

The Hayden School District is contemplating using a four-day school week for a portion of the school year.

Thomas W. McMahon: The public good

Regarding the article "Council: No to gravel pit" in the March 16 Steamboat Today:

City looking to be 'bicycle friendly'

The city of Steamboat Springs is looking at how it can turn itself into a bicycle-friendly community.

County changes LID policy

The Routt County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday made changes to the county's policy for local improvement districts.

YVRA has busy month

Yampa Valley Regional Airport enjoyed its busiest February in five years.

Ron Pollard: What are you afraid of?

I was not surprised by the basic thrust of the editorial that there was something being sneaked into our high school.

Chris Kipfer: Separation slips

In 1955, with President Eisenhower's support, Congress added the words "In God We Trust" on all paper money. In 1956, it changed the nation's official motto, "E Pluribus Unum," "Out of many, One" to "In God We Trust."

The Record for March 23

Monday, March 21 9:19 a.m. A report was made that someone drove through grass and damaged campus grounds in the 1300 block of Bob Adams Drive.

Briefs for March 23

High school looking for officials for lacrosse Steamboat Springs High School is looking for individuals interested in officiating high school boys lacrosse games. Call Mike Knezevich at 879-1562.

S. Routt looks at benefits policies

Several changes to benefits policies for South Routt School District employees appear likely to be approved by the School Board next month.

Monday, March 21

Ptach leads Winter Sports Club with consistency

Scott Ptach was Mr. Con�--sistency last week at the J-4 Junior Olympic Championships.

Hayden Middle School wrestlers finish first

The Hayden Middle School wrestlers ended their season with their third consecutive first-place finish. The Tigers won the East Grand Middle School Invitational Wrestling Tournament on Saturday.

Marno sets pace at ski race

None of the girls in last week's J-4 Junior Olympics could keep pace with Steamboat Springs ski racer Anna Marno in Winter Park.

Vote on RICD delayed

An amendment that would exclude Steamboat Springs from a recreational water rights bill was made during a state house committee hearing Monday.

Steamboat Homefinder wins national award

Steamboat Homefinder has been named the best real estate Web site in the nation among newspapers its size by the Newspaper Association of America.

Beetle-killed trees in town

Beetles have infested a pine tree in downtown Steamboat Springs, as well as pine and spruce trees near the Sheraton Steamboat Golf Club.

Oak Creek police chief resigns

Oak Creek's chief of police has resigned after just more than three months on the job.

South Routt talks budget

Asking voters to approve a mill levy override may be the best way for the South Routt School District to replace its aging coal-fired boilers.

Briefs for March 22

Holy Name church's spring schedule begins April 3

The Record for March 22

4:49 a.m. An ambulance was called to the 2200 block of Bear Drive for an elderly man who was bleeding from his head after sustaining a fall to the ground. The man was transported to the hospital. His injury wasn't thought to be serious.

Montoya shines in loss

Steamboat Springs High School pitcher Ben Montoya had a great day on the mound Saturday. Unfortunately, the Sailors didn't have a good day at the plate.

Sunday, March 20

Monday Medical: Sleep a precious commodity

I have been sleeping alone the past two weeks. I still love my husband, but I'd rather not catch his cold or be kept awake by his frequent coughing spells. When it's a toss-up between getting a good night's sleep and being polite, sleep wins every time.

SSHS artwork exhibit opens tonight

The first thing Chris Ruff realized as he stood over the canvas trying to replicate Jackson Pollock's painting style was "It's not as easy as it looks."

Tarot reading class offered

According to Jen Kolb, intuition is just a muscle that gets stronger the more you use it. For 14 years, she has been sitting across from her friends reading their futures or answering their questions with the help of a deck of tarot cards. The cards, she said, are just a facilitator. She usually knows what she is going to see before she even looks at the cards.

Free dental care available

'Smile-a-bration' program provides care for uninsured children

For one day, parents can walk into the dentist's office with their children and not worry about how much it is going to cost. On April 30, two local dentists will provide free dental care for uninsured children as part of Delta Dental's "Smile-a-bration."

News in brief for March 21

Man suspected of drug possession, other charges A man was stopped by the Steamboat Springs Police Department on Yampa Avenue Saturday afternoon on suspicion of running a stop sign. When the officer ran the driver's license, he reportedly found that the license was revoked, the insurance was expired, and the man was in the country from Mexico without documentation.

The Record for March 21

Saturday, March 19 1:48 a.m. A burglar alarm sounded in the 700 block of Market Plaza. It was a false alarm.

Saturday, March 19

Kyle Turner Bannowsky

Kyle Turner Bannowsky, son of Maggie and Chris Bannowsky of Steamboat Springs, was born at 12:19 a.m. March 11, 2005. He weighed 5 pounds and 9 ounces, and was 18.5 inches long.

'Penguins' endure icy water for cause

Midmorning was not too early for a stiff Bloody Mary or margarita.

Schad Alan Micklich

Schad Alan Micklich, son of Dana and Shayne Micklich of Hayden, was born at 2:18 p.m. March 10, 2005. He weighed 7 pounds and 2 ounces, and was 20 inches long. His siblings are Damara and Andie. His grandparents are Richard and Sharon Beavregard of Salida, and Anita Dailey of Hayden.

In search of winter wildlife

Snowshoeing offers a great change of pace from downhill skiing, and for some lucky souls, it's a chance to spot wildlife in the winter environment.

The Record for March 20

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.

No girls allowed

Boys-only book club gets students excited about reading

Reading comes easily to first-grader Jack Coon. But the Soda Creek Elementary School student just wasn't getting excited about books.

Dr. Kevin King: Pastor responds to letter

I am writing in response to the letter by Stephanie Dye titled "Keep Bible Out" Sunday, March 13, 2005. Although I disagree with the position offered in her letter, I nonetheless support her right to hold it and express it.

Forget cold: Ski areas want to see hot beds

Vail, Aspen officials offer insights on redevelopment

Resort operators don't care whether skiers can burn up the slopes, as long as they can keep the beds warm.

Change around the corner

Old motel yields to dramatic plans for brick building

A large, red brick building that would transform the 600 block of Lincoln Avenue is coming closer to reality.

Business briefs for March 20

McCollum promoted to mortgage loan officer John McCollum, a Routt County native, has been promoted to mortgage loan officer and will join Holly Rogers at Vectra Bank Colorado's Steamboat Springs branch.

Tallyn Daly Wagner

Tallyn Daly Wagner, son of Lisa and Jay Wagner of Craig, was born at 4:26 a.m. March 6, 2005. He weighed 8 pounds and 9 ounces, and was 20.5 inches long. His sibling is Steven Wagner. His grandparents are Frank and Linda Mintken of Arizona City, Ariz., Ray Wagner of Hamilton and Billie Sanchez of Craig.

Billy Conn Lawton

Billy Conn Lawton, son of Lisa and Chad Lawton of Craig, was born at 2:37 p.m. March 9, 2005. He weighed 7 pounds and 14 ounces, and was 19 inches long. His siblings are Morgan and Bailey. His grandparents are Brad and Lorrie Butler of Craig, Barbara Lawton of Maybell, and Ron and Shirley Lawton of Craig.

Alexandra Edwina Noyes

Alexandra Edwina Noyes, daughter of Cassie and Andrew Noyes of Denver, was born at 6:20 p.m. March 12. She weighed 5 pounds and 1 ounce, and was 17 inches long. Her grandparents are Donna and Aaron Silberstrom of Highland, Md., and Ann and Hal Noyes of Steamboat Springs.

Anne Barounos: No to Bible class

In reading the recent Steamboat Today articles and opinions about the possible introduction of a Bible class into Steamboat Springs public schools, I find myself with highly mixed feelings.

Class Notes for March 20

Melissa L. Rogers, a 2004 Steamboat Springs High School graduate, was named to the dean's list at the University of Colorado at Denver for the fall 2004 semester.

Baden Caddell Park

Baden Caddell Park, son of Heather and Jeffrey Park of Steamboat Springs, was born at 6:48 p.m. March 2, 2005. He weighed 7 pounds and 5 ounces, and was 20 inches long. His sibling is Griffin. His grandparents are Joseph and Lynne Caddell of Steamboat Springs, Bro and Dee Park of Grantham, N.H., and Audrey Park of Burlington, Vt.

Neraeh Destiny Lira

Neraeh Destiny Lira, daughter of Shawnelle Lira of Craig, was born at 12:59 a.m. March 4, 2005. She weighed 7 pounds and 12 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Her grandparents are Terri and Jay Mascarenas of Craig, and Charles and Martha Lira of Pueblo.

Hometown favorites return to Howelsen

Todd Lodwick will try to add to his collection of championship titles this week during the 2005 Chevrolet U.S. Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Championships at Howelsen Hill.

Crawford family: Thank you

We would like to thank all the wonderful people and businesses who donated food, time and help for "Marv's Celebration of Life" on Jan. 22.

Wayne Weber, Gar Williams and Jim Stanko: Vets appreciated

Steamboat Springs American Legion Post 44 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4264 would like to thank Charles Feldmann of Feldmann, Nagel and Oliphant LLC, and the Steamboat Springs Police Department for sponsoring the welcome home celebration for Deputy Dwight Murphy, Detective David Kleiber and Sgt. John Rezzonico.

Sam Haslem: RICD concerns

It seems to me the Steamboat town government is shooting itself in the collective foot by spending so much money on the recreation in Steamboat diversion issue and lobbying against Sen. Jack Taylor's bill.

State Sen. Jack Taylor: Defending SB 62

The Colorado Supreme Court's ruling last week on recreational water rights underscores the need for legislation I am carrying in the General Assembly this session. My Senate Bill 62 ensures that recreational in-channel diversions of Colorado's rivers don't upset the delicate balance among the many competing demands on our state's most precious natural resource.

Boys mark a first

Sailors lacrosse clinches first league win

The Steamboat Springs boys lacrosse team picked up the program's first league win Saturday in Evergreen.

Sailors sweep opener

Steamboat Springs senior Stacy Cavanagh did a little shake of the shoulders and hopped toward the middle of the tennis court. Freshman Molly Weiss mimicked the dance of her No. 1 doubles partner.

John F. Russell: Time to wake up

I can't really think of a good reason to get out of bed before my alarm goes off at 7 a.m.

Building materials take on second life

Recycling business offers tax breaks, environmental benefits

A prime 10-acre lot off Anglers Drive soon will be free of an outdated 1980s-era home.

Marian A W Coakley: Save the barn

Recently I was in Steamboat Springs and had a wonderful time. While shopping downtown I saw the picture of a beautiful barn on a postcard. It is located near one of the lower ski parking lots.

Local flight service won't fly ambulance

Owners say responsibility of providing service too great for their small business

Mountain Flight Service is not interested in owning or operating an air ambulance service in the Yampa Valley.

Taylor, White pleased with budget deal

Steamboat Springs' state legislators are happy with the bipartisan budget deal they helped to craft last week. Now, state Sen. Jack Taylor and state Rep. Al White said, comes the hard part -- selling the plan to voters.

South Routt Calendar for March 20

Monday, March 21 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.

Sound Off for March 20

"Keep Bible out" in last Sunday's Pilot & Today was the best and most articulate treatment of religious encroachment into schools and government that I have seen in a long time.

Our View: Taylor, White key to deal

Colorado's lawmakers finally got a much-needed budget-reform deal done last week thanks in large part to legislators such as our own Jack Taylor and Al White.

Pilot's family finds closure

Steamboat men to bury father's remains 30 years after he was shot down in Vietnam

Tom Dunlop was 12 years old when he waved goodbye to his father from a Hawaii military base. Thirty-three years later, he finally knows what happened to his dad in the skies over Vietnam.

Balancing nerves, excitement

Production company holds auditions for its first play, 'Anything Goes'

You could feel the excitement in the community theater of the Soroco Middle School on Wednesday afternoon.

Friday, March 18

Transactions for March 9-15

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Gooding wins title in Aspen

Marsh Gooding made up for lost time in one weekend, winning the slalom on the final day of the Rocky Central Championships in Aspen.

St. Onge leads U.S. at World Champs

Former members of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club's freestyle program had top finishes Friday at the World Freestyle Ski Championships.

Leaders tackle design

Base area challenges revealed by aerial photos

The view from 20,000 feet clarifies the challenges and opportunities embedded in the base of the Steamboat Ski Area.

Skiers earn sweet results in Sugarloaf

The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club's J2 skiers posted encouraging results at the national competition at Maine's Sugarloaf Ski Resort.

Sales tax up in January

City sales tax numbers show visitor spending was up in January even though lodging was flat.

Protest marks anniversary of invasion

The traffic was heading both ways Friday evening as Steamboat Springs filed home for the weekend.

Slippery roads cause accidents

More than 20 incidents reported Friday morning, no major injuries

More than 20 accidents were reported throughout Routt County on Friday morning as a spring storm made for slippery road conditions.

S. Routt softens tax stance

School Board not interested in legal challenge, wants to discuss issue

The South Routt School Board isn't interested in legally challenging a sales tax that primarily benefits Steamboat Springs students, board members said Thursday.

Foundation makes software accessible

More than 100 people filed into the exhibit hall at the Routt County Fairgrounds in November to visualize Hayden's future.

Permits for March 7-11

Steamboat Springs Eagles Overlook LLC 2125 Overlook Lane Owner/Contractor Duplex -- Bldg B Unit 3 $485,347

Thursday, March 17

Sailors tennis is set for success

Injuries have a remarkable way of serving as motivation.

Man shares dying art

Koji Wada looks at the calendar and he can almost count the years until a traditional Japanese art dies with the last craftsman who took the time to learn it.

Catch up on movie-watching

MudFest begins this weekend

Tonight's screening of "Vera Drake" and Saturday's showing of "Being Julia" will kick off the third independent film festival hosted by Mountain Movie

Hometown girl places 5th at worlds

One year after suffering a knee injury that interrupted her career, freeskier Gina Gmeiner placed fifth at the FIS Freestyle World Championships in Ruka, Finland on Thursday.

Man who changed sailing to speak

Sailing always has been about freedom. There is a feeling that comes over people as they watch land disappear. No one can touch you out there, it seems -- only Mother Nature.

Hayden donation money tapped

The town of Hayden has no more money for donations.

CD reviews for March 18

It's hard not to like Cake. Their songs are catchy, but also multilayered. They're mainstream enough that you've heard them on the radio, but they're not the usual sock puppets of Top 40.

Completing the circle

When tribal art meets a contemporary artist

Haynes Robinson considers himself a savant of rug making. He can visualize a carpet from beginning to end. He can imagine every knot. He can conceptualize the dyes that should be used. From there, he needs only to communicate his ideas to a weaver and watch it become reality.

Hippy band with an edge

Guitar player Eric Holder is the man behind the curtain in this band. On the surface, The Menagerie is a jazzy, funky, at times even loungey jam band, pushed along by Holder's heavy metal guitar.

Music Calendar for March 18

¤ Jazz pianist Paul Potyen When: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Where: Lobby of the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel

Reuniting -- again

Duckbutter brings those you haven't seen for a while

Earlier this week, Scott Ramsay sat in a park in Austin, Texas, picking at his guitar and trying to remember the lyrics to a Phish song he hasn't played for a year.

Irish music on Sunday extends St. Patrick's Day

Steamboat's favorite fiddle player, Jessie Burns, will be back in town this weekend as part of a two-week reunion tour with The Wayfarers.

Arts calendar for March 18

¤ A lecture by Haynes Robinson, founder and owner of Rugs by Robinson, with live music by Celtic piper and guitarist, Gary Burman, and food with a Middle Eastern flair by Nanny Marno is from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Chase Oriental Rug Company on West U.S. Highway 40. Free. Call 879-5667

The Muffin Lady is on her way

To Randi Levin, aka The Muffin Lady, a well-timed brownie can solve all sorts of political and social problems.

News in brief for March 18

Soap Box Derby deadline for kids approaching A deadline is approaching for youngsters interested in ordering a racecar kit and taking part in the June 11 All-American Soap Box Derby in Oak Creek.

Boys lacrosse booming

The Steamboat Springs boys lacrosse team has gone from having barely enough players to having enough for multiple teams.

District to adopt early releases

Beginning next school year, Steamboat Springs students will get out early once a month to give staff more planning time.

Farmers market may be held by courthouse

A farmers and artisans market could be held Saturday mornings in the Routt County Courthouse parking lot this summer.

Soup Bowl Supper beneficiary named

The Animal Assistance League of Northwest Colorado has been named as the beneficiary of this year's Soup Bowl Supper fund-raiser. The proceeds will be used to rescue, treat and find homes for sick and injured animals that have no owners.

Smoking ban looked at for city, state

A state bill to ban smoking in public places could fuel a local group working toward similar measures.

Cocaine case continued

Cases against two men charged with the sale and distribution of cocaine have been continued to allow for more research.

County planners OK gravel pit

The Routt County Planning Commission recommended that a proposed expansion of a Toponas gravel pit be approved Thursday night.

A local's ultimate CD mix

Name: Chad Phillips Occupation: County planner Age: 40

Soroco names superintendent

Vilas School District Principal Kelly Reed will take Steve Jones' place

Vilas School District Prin-cipal Kelly Reed is the next superintendent of the South Routt School District.

County looks at N. Routt snowmobile ordinance

Routt County commissioners want a more comprehensive plan for winter recreation in North Routt County before changing specific rules.

Travel the world in one night

People use a lot of words to describe Steamboat Springs, but "diverse" isn't usually one of them.

On Scene for March 18

There wasn't an empty seat at the Thursday night performance of the Steamboat Dance Theatre. As we had been in the past, the audience members were impressed by the choreography and lighting in Penny Hamilton and Michael David's piece, "Torque." The piece was modern, experimental and completely original (with a nod to Cirque du Soleil), and I look forward to more of the same in our local dance scene.

Autumn Phillips: Defining times

We are close, and we are strangers. We are held together by a thin strand as fragile as a spider web that we have agreed not to break.

Wednesday, March 16

Local goes to Frozen Four

Inside a chaotic locker room minutes before last Friday's college hockey playoff game, Ryan Dingle wanted to escape the pressure of the moment.

Sex assault case moves forward

The district attorney has dropped an incest charge ag�--�--ainst a 45-year-old man, but still plans to prosecute him for sexual assault.

Briefs for March 17

Investigator Ken Klinger, a longtime Routt County Sheriff's Office employee, is leaving the department.

Gravel pit expansion before county

A proposal to expand a small Toponas gravel pit to 184 acres goes before the Routt County Planning Commission tonight.

Magill in top 15 at Worlds

Imagine that you're standing atop Howelsen Hill's ski jumps, strapped into a pair of Alpine skis.

Ski base area plans compared

Vacationers want more than well-groomed slopes

The future success of ski res�--orts may depend on what happens after a day on the slopes is finished.

Council Cup lets skiers shine

Natalie Pearl didn't follow the traditional path to the J-4 Junior Olympics Championships in Winter Park.

Animal identification workshop tonight

In the next five years or so, a national system could track where every sheep, cow or horse has been.

S. Routt to name superintendent

The South Routt School Board is expected to announce the name of its next superintendent tonight.

Flattops Water Company settles

Settlement with upper Yampa basin opposers possible

Settlements have been reach�--ed with some opponents of a return-flow water rights application in South Routt County.

Animal shelter filling up as spring approaches

People needed to adopt or walk abandoned or surrendered pets at the shelter

Just as sure as melting snow and budding crocuses, the animal shelter sees an upswing in the number of dogs and cats surrendered every spring.

Boyd, Bell, Waugh named All-League

Adams announces final season

Three Hayden girls basketball players were named to All-League teams this season.

The Record for March 17

1:04 a.m. A woman requested a police escort from a store to her vehicle in the 200 block of Anglers Drive.

Partners in Routt County buys van

Partners in Routt County now has a van.

Hayden forgoes principal

School Board also discusses 4-day week

The Hayden School District will not hire a principal for Hayden Valley Elementary School.

Tuesday, March 15

Montessori program may expand

Growing interest in the Steam-boat Springs School Dist-rict's Montessori program could lead to a second class for the 2005-06 school year.

Diversity on display for students

Diversity does exist in Steam-boat Springs; some students just might not know how to recognize it.

County has water, road concerns

County commissioners are worried about the water supply and road access for a proposed six-lot subdivision near the city airport.

News in brief for March 16

Oak Creek hears plans for parachute factory The Oak Creek Planning Commission tonight will hear an application for Storm Mountain Coffee Roasters to move into the old parachute factory building. The Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. in Town Hall.

Our View: Be clear about Bible course motive

A proposal to teach the Bible as literature at Steamboat Springs High School deserves a closer look, but it also deserves to be examined for what it is.

The Record for March 16

Monday, March 14 8:36 a.m. A pair of $900 skis reportedly were stolen at a bar in the 1800 block of Ski Time Square Drive. The skis were left outside overnight.

Teenagers and business owners meet

Teenagers and downtown business owners agreed that respect is key to solving an ongoing loitering problem.

Council polishes ordinance

The Steamboat Springs City Council polished up its moratorium of building at the base of the Steamboat Ski Area.

Accident closes U.S. 40

An accident Tuesday on U.S. Highway 40 blocked early morning traffic for more than an hour.

Public invited to plan ski base

Speakers from Aspen, Vail to discuss redevelopment at other ski areas

Steamboat residents will have an opportunity today to learn how ski base area redevelopment is being done elsewhere.

Seven named All-League

Cameron Burney named Player of the Year

Six Steamboat Springs basketball players recently were named to the Western Slope League's first team. A seventh earned honorable mention honors.

Baseball season kicks off

The season didn't begin with wins, but the Steamboat Springs baseball team played well for its first weekend of the year.

Board eyes subdivision annexation

A developer is proposing a new residential subdivision between Routt County Road 37 and Dry Creek.

All-League players named

Three Hayden girls basketball players were named to All-League teams this season.

Students begin CSAP testing

Hayden students began taking Colorado Student Assessment Program tests Tuesday.

Saddle series keeps riders, horses in shape

Rodeo season starts in January and ends in December.

Opposition focused on losing public land in swap

Public land should remain public regardless of its size, shape or location.

Council: No to gravel pit

City Council decided Tues-day that it was not comfortable having a gravel pit inside the city limits.

Limitless imagination

Students put creativity to test as they prepare for competition

Today on radio Destination ImagiNation: Aliens invade earth in a jelly-filled donut.

Proposed pet spa worries commissioners

The Routt County Board of Commissioners expressed concerns Tuesday that a proposed pet spa would create traffic, noise, water and waste problems.

Monday, March 14

Flashes of brilliance

Young Steamboat skiers perform well during Junior Olympic Championships

Ryan Coe celebrated the end of the Junior Olympic Championships in Vail with his best finish of the week.

Gravel mining pit up for city review

Steamboat Springs City Council will give feedback tonight about plans to annex a seven-year mining operation into the city.

MacCarthy leads way for Steamboat skiers at JOs

Sarah MacCarthy returned to Steamboat Springs this week knowing she is one of the top Nordic skiers in the country.

Freestyle skiers get to display talents

For the past few weeks, skier Taylor Miller has been focused on the moguls lining the face of Howelsen Hill. He practiced his turns, perfected his airs and pushed his speed to its limits in training.

Reiter finishes ninth in Spain

Snowboarder Justin Reiter continued his pursuit of World Cup glory Saturday with another top finish.

Stahoviak undergoes surgery

Commissioner has part of leg amputated after infection

Routt County Commissioner Nancy Stahoviak had part of her right leg amputated Friday.

Union OKs suit vs. district

The Steamboat Springs Education Association is ready to move forward with a lawsuit against the School Board about alleged policy violations.

Officials: Water rights ruling good for city

A Colorado Supreme Court decision on Gunnison's application for recreational water rights bodes well for Steamboat Springs, city officials said.

Development proposed

Steamboat group wants to build 37 small homes on four acres

The closest thing Steamboat Springs has seen to a mobile-home park where residents own their land is entering the planning process.

The Record for March 15

Sunday, March 13 12:03 a.m. A highly intoxicated person reportedly got off the city bus and fell down an embankment in the 700 block of South Lincoln Avenue.

Briefs for March 15

Extension Advisory Board seeks members The Routt County Extension Advisory Board is seeking new members to serve a three-year term. There are five vacancies on the board.

Pet spa plan goes to county

Commissioners will give input today about proposed resort

The Routt County Board of Commissioners today will hear plans for a controversial pet spa near Milner.

Sunday, March 13

Local Libertarians to meet

For at least the past ten years, the Routt County Libertarians have been something of a discussion group.

Couple home safe from Iraq

What has surprised Christina Kent the most after returning home from serving in Iraq is the attention.

Monday Medical: Start your day a healthy way

We've all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Although it may sound illogical, studies have demonstrated that people who eat breakfast tend to be thinner and healthier than those who skip the first meal of the day.

The record for March 14

Saturday, March 12 1:09 a.m. A drunken pedestrian was reported in the 2200 block of Village Inn Court.

Peace vigil scheduled for Friday

Linda Lewis thinks that people have stopped talking about the war in Iraq.

News in brief for March 14

Burglary, vandalism reported Sunday morning A burglary at the Howelsen Hill lodge was reported at 6:30 a.m. Sunday.

Tom Ross: Utah's red rock canyons are calling

Friends returned from a soccer match in Grand Junction Saturday night and reported that the willow trees there already have that bright green fuzz on their crowns that signals the change of seasons.

Saturday, March 12

A town of titles

Rams hoping for more state championships

One of 500 boys. That is how Andy deGanahl approaches each track season, even if he is the one that people stop to watch.

Hayden looking strong

Hayden seniors Jesse Dren�--nan and Kenny Gehrman bega�--n preparing for this year's track and field season several months ago.

John F. Russell: Cost of tradition

The cost of building an Olympic tradition is not cheap.

Our View: CU step-down a needed step

The scandals that have enveloped the University of Colorado in the past year involve only a few people and have little direct affect on the university overall.

S. Routt welcomes welcome center

Business owners hope brochures, information will encourage visitors to stay a while

People driving through South Routt County and looking for something to do now have a place to stop.

Real estate transactions for March 13

Seller's name listed first, followed by the buyer PRENTISS, AMANDA TO RIANT, FIONA RUTH FOR TORIAN PLUM CONDOMINIUMS, PHASE II UNIT: 415 - $655,000

The Record for March 13

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.

Returning to the womb

Waterdance massage gives sense of safety, comfort

The first step in the Waterdance is trust.

Views, upgrades highlight home

Remodeling of house was labor of love for owners of nine years

Cooking is no chore in Vic-toria Wareing's kitchen. Whether she's rolling out cookie dough or sauteing dinner, she's admiring 180-degree views of Mount Werner, Rabbit Ears Pass and the south valley.

Anywhere in the world

With location-neutral businesses, you decide where to live and work -- not your boss

Noreen Moore and Scott Ford want to know all about your favorite watering holes, and they mean business.

Automobile dealership gets update

There is a handsome new façade on the Steamboat Motors Ford and Dodge dealership. But that's just the beginning.

Quench your thirst

Yampa boasts Colorado's best-tasting water

"When it hits the glass, it's just raw, clear, cold. It just tastes really good."

South Routt Calendar for March 13

Monday, March 7 n The Oak Creek Public Library is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Business permits for March 13

Steamboat Springs Cook Chevrolet 1955 Curve Court Fox Construction Show Room/Service/Office $1,500,000

More units on the way for Blackhawk

The second phase of the Blackhawk townhomes is in the works.

Wiley Amanda High

Wiley Amanda High, daughter of Dimmye and David High of Steamboat Springs, was born at 7:56 a.m. Feb. 23, 2005. She weighed 7 pounds and 10 ounces, and was 18 inches long. Her sibling is Chase High. Her grandparents are Floneita Dalton of Denver, Ned High of Denver and Carol High of Denver.

Savannah Storm Padilla

Savannah Storm Padilla, daughter of Jennifer and Steven Padilla of Yampa, Jennifer and Steven Padilla of Yampa, was born at 12:51 p.m. Feb. 21, 2005. She weighed 6 pounds and 5 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Her siblings are Chareese and Steven.

Suzanne Elizabeth Magill

Suzanne Elizabeth Magill, daughter of Cristina and Walter Magill of Steamboat Springs, was born at 8:10 a.m. Feb. 2, 2005. She weighed 6 pounds and 14 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Her sibling is Wally Magill. Her grandparents are Susan and Gaetano Vicinelli of Stowe, Vt., and John and Kathleen Magill of Chatham, N.J.

Hopping and hoping for a cure

Preschoolers learn about disabilities, helping others through MDA fund-raiser

Peyton Nagel, 4, hopped in the air 100 times for those who can't hop on their own. So did Lowen Epstein, Shay Adamo, Sam Frackowiak and a group of other North Routt Preschool students.

Steamboat skiers, boarders trade snow for sun

Father Richard Vila came to Steamboat for champagne powder. Instead, he got summer temperatures and slush.

Crews cope with emotional trauma

Critical incident stress management team helps emergency responders

Steve Kaufman has accepted the possibility that the image of the accident victim's face may never leave his mind entirely.

Stephanie Dye Stephanie Dye: Keep Bible out

I hope that the reason you published the "Bible as Literature" article on the front page was so that the intelligent people of Steamboat could rise and answer.

Colten Domenic Casavecchia

Colten Domenic Casavecchia, son of Jennifer Tamburrino and Peter David Casavecchia of Steamboat Springs, was born at 1:41 a.m. Feb. 24, 2005. He weighed 8 pounds and 3 ounces, and was 20 inches long. His grandparents are Marlene and Jerry Tamburrino of Elmwood Park, Ill., and Carol and Donald Casavecchia of Warrenton, Va.

Class Notes for March 13

Lauren Furnish of Steamboat Springs High School and Ashley Meadows of Soroco High School were selected by the Yampa Valley Electric Association as the recipients of an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. The trip is part of the Yampa Valley Electric Cooperative's 2005 Youth Tour awards program.

Business briefs for March 11

Beurskens new owner of Civil Design Consultants

Cynthia Drust Cynthia Drust: Study all religion

It's about time. I think the teachings of Jesus, the Bible and all its history should be taught in our public schools. As well, the peaceful teachings of Hinduism and of the great courage of Mahatma Gandhi should be taught.

Sound Off for March 13

I'm calling in reference to GRAMNET and the cuts made. GRAMNET is needed very badly. As far as Oak Creek not contributing, I don't know what the deal is, but we need GRAMNET down here badly. I hope the commissioners understand this.

On the right track -- and field

Steamboat team looks to build on strong 2004

Eight state track and field qualifiers are back for Steamboat Springs, eager to build on last season's success

Friday, March 11

Medical center struggles

The South Routt Medical Center is looking for new ways to keep its doors open.

Airport group mulls change

The Yampa Valley Airport Commission will explore the pros and cons of a rural transportation authority.

News in brief for March 12

Summer theater workshopauditions to be held Auditions for a summer theater workshop production of "Anything Goes" will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the community theater in the Soroco Middle School in Oak Creek.

Men suspected of drug violations

Officers reportedly find cocaine, marijuana plants in home

Three men were arrested Thursday after officers found cocaine, marijuana and small marijuana plants in their rental home.

The Record for March 12

Thursday, March 10 3:15 a.m. An attempted suicide was reported in the Steamboat Springs area. The person was transported to Yampa Valley Medical Center via ambulance.

Cabaret auditions being held today

Pull out your Monty Python monologue from high school forensics and dust off your lines.

Skiers head to Finland

When Gina Gmeiner was a little girl, she dreamed about the day she would ski moguls at the World Championships.

Sailors lacrosse off to new start

Team has mix of veterans, newcomers and new coach

This season's girls lacrosse team will be a mix of veterans and interested newcomers.

Long -- Svendsen

Bert and Cindy Svendsen of Steamboat Springs are proud to announce the engagement of their son, Erik John Svendsen, to Nicole Amber Long, daughter of Sylvia Long of Sherman Oaks, Calif. The bride-to-be attended Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks and graduated from Loyola Marymount in 1998 with a degree in education. She received a master's in education at Warren Lane School in Inglewood, Calif. Svendsen is a 1998 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School. He attended the U.S. Air Force Academy and graduated with a management degree in 2002. He is currently serving as First Lieutenant at the Los Angeles Air Force Base,working with GPS satellites. The couple will be married July 2, 2005, in El Segundo, Calif.

Riley Robert Litzau

Riley Robert Litzau, son of Mackenzie Neuman and Andrew Litzau of Denver, was born at 3:44 a.m. March 2, 2005. He weighed 6 pounds and 14 ounces, and was 19 inches long. His grandparents are Scott and Wanita Cletcher of Longmont, and Robert and Lynne Litzau of Steamboat Springs.

Beau Taylor Carter

Beau Taylor Carter, son of Becky and Carry Carter of Steamboat Springs, was born at 6:37 p.m. Feb. 26, 2005. He weighed 6 pounds and 6 ounces, and was 20 inches long. His grandparents are Jim and Jen Carter of Lake Havasu, Ariz., Jim and Jocelyn Oliver of Marblehead, Mass., and Frank and Bonnie Smith of Concord, Mass.

Keats Adare Townsend

Keats Adare Townsend, daughter of Amanda Adare and Mark Townsend of Steamboat Springs and New South Wales, Australia, was born at 1:51 p.m. March 2, 2005. She weighed 7 pounds and 4 ounces. Her grandparents are Joan Lynn Townsend of Steamboat Springs, and Jane Adare of New South Wales.

Thursday, March 10

Hayden Planning Commission approves bank sign

The Hayden Planning Com�--mission on Thursday approved a sign for the Hayden Mercantile and Mountain Valley Bank.

Fire destroys attic of Old Town home

A fire that started in or near a fireplace destroyed the attic of an Old Town home late Wednesday night.

On Scene for March 11

Good luck, farewell Finney The staff of 4 Points would like to wish a fond farewell to Ryan Finney, our favorite SmartWool employee and lover of French philosophy. Good luck in your new life in Boulder and visit Steamboat often.

Oak Creek makes rules for renting arena

There will be no charge to rent Oak Creek's Four Seasons Arena for public events this summer. Private functions will require a $50 fee.

Bible class stirs controversy

A high school Bible class being advocated by some has been the subject of controversy in school districts nationwide.

Sailors off to stellar start

The Moffat County girls soccer team had 18 reasons to laugh and cheer Thursday. Last season, Steamboat Springs routed Moffat County's defense for 18 goals, picking up two easy Western Slope League wins. Thursday, the Sailors once again prevailed, but the final score was 3-1, leaving one sideline giddy and the other all business.

Defining experimental music

Don't ask him for his real name. That person is gone. Now, his real name is The Enigma, and it has been ever since he tattooed the outline for a puzzle over every inch of his body and then proceeded to tattoo his body blue -- piece by piece. His name has been The Enigma ever since he had Teflon horns implanted into his skull. Ever since he transformed himself, slowly and purposefully, into an old-fashion sideshow attraction

Hybrid-electric car makes high-voltage senior project

Matt Holthausen could have made things easy on himself during the last semester of his senior year.

White, Taylor back budget bill

State Rep. Al White was one of six Republicans to break ranks and approve a Democratic plan to fix the budget crisis.

Resident evicted for lack of rent

Woman says leaky roof caused dangerous mold

A woman who was evicted for not paying rent says her landlord didn't fix a leaky roof in the home, resulting in dangerous molds.

City spends more than $200K on water rights

Not even halfway through the legal battle, the city has spent more than $200,000 on its recreational water rights application.

Through a child's eyes

Within the first few minutes of a conversation, Rob Williams is talking about his 4-year-old son. He watches his son with a sense of awe. He never thought he would become a parent, but now that he has, Williams' son has become his muse and the inspiration for much of his recent artwork.

CD reviews

Nash Kato "Debutante" $16.98 I was not here last summer for the most surreal of sights -- Urge Overkill dragged out into the sunlight, playing at Slopeside with green grass and blue sky. And because I was not there, I cannot imagine it. Those who were there still seem vaguely traumatized.

Nordic skiers rebound

After a disappointing showing in Monday's sprint races, the Rocky Mountain Division rebounded in a big way Wednesday.

Dubliners return to 'Boat

The Young Dubliners play a brand of rowdy pub music with Irish heart and all-American sound.

Autumn Phillips: Stench of spring

Before mud season begins, there is poop season. And it is a very dangerous time to be a pedestrian.

Autumn's picks for March 11

Tonight "Hotel Rwanda" When: 1, 4, 7, 9:45 p.m. Where: Chief Plaza Theater, 813 Lincoln Ave. Call: 879-0181 Why you should go: It's the kind of movie that makes you sit through the credits.

Arts calendar for March 11

Saturday An opening reception for new work by Rob Williams and Susan Schiesser will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the TEI Modern Contemporary Gallery in the Torian Plum Plaza. Call 879-2240.

Jig, reel, pint of the good stuff

What better way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day than with a jig, a reel and pint of the good stuff?

Dance to their beat

The members of Moonshine Still have one goal for their band.

Everyone deserves opera

David Malis has supported our small-town opera company since Keri Rusthoi first mentioned her dream out loud.

Music calendar for March 11

Tonight Jazz pianist Paul Potyen When: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Where: Lobby of the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel

The Record for March 11

Wednesday, March 9 1:35 a.m. A window reportedly was broken out of the Seventh Street Playhouse building.

Briefs for March 11

Auditions to be held for summer theater workshop

Group to study local nonprofits

Yampa Valley Partners is using the success of the Community Indicators Project to clear the way for a second ambitious project.

Local skiers aim for titles

Six Steamboat Springs skiers are in Vermont this week, hoping to earn an NCAA title during the National Skiing Champ-ionships.

SSWSC picks up podiums

Two podiums in Wednesday's super-G races gave Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club skiers a reason to celebrate at the J-3 Junior Olympic Championships in Vail.

Defense, pitching Sailor strengths

The defense will be sharp. The pitching staff will have depth. The players will have more experience. But the Steamboat Springs baseball team will have to wait to see whether those three things will be enough to finish near the top of the Western Slope League.

Steamboat skier inspired by top award

If 14-year-old Luke Kamieniecki wasn't motivated be-fore last week's Rocky Mountain Freestyle Divisional Championships, he is now.

Wednesday, March 9

Town Board to mull rink plan

The Oak Creek Town Board tonight will discuss a policy for use of its hockey rink.

City considers polling second-home owners

The county's refusal to participate in a second-home owners' study has the city looking to poll rural residents itself.

Briefs for March 10

Fund-raiser for accident victim a success

Opposition focused on losing public lands

Public land should remain public regardless of its size, shape or location.

Business doing well, despite lack of snowfall

Skiers and snowboarders were enjoying spring conditions Wednesday with a 52-inch base and a 41-degree midday temperature.

Skiers showcased at event

For the athletes, the Rocky Mountain Freestyle Divisional Championships were about titles. But for the spectators and organizers, the event was about showcasing the best young skiers the division has to offer.

Principal process on hold

Hayden School Board, parents decide to postpone search

The Hayden School Board is leaning "heavily in favor" of not hiring a principal for Hayden Valley Elementary School.

Board hears bus requests

The Education Fund Board's Capital Commission typically avoids requesting money for maintenance items it thinks the Steamboat Springs School District should fund.

Bible class gets a look

Michelle Diehl loves the public schools, but to give her children a well-rounded education, she wants them to offer a Bible course.

The Record for March 10

Tuesday, March 8 12:06 a.m. An officer was requested in Indian Meadows for a man who was refusing to leave a residence. The reporting party said they were having a "friendly" dispute and that she wanted him to leave. When police arrived, the man had left.

Unique triathlon coming to Steamboat on Monday

The Steamboat Ski Area's Bashor Bowl will be the final stop in an unusual triathlon series Monday.

Three men ticketed in sign, can shooting

Three men were ticketed after allegedly driving up a groomed snowmobile trail on U.S. Forest Service land and shooting signs and beer cans Friday night.

Records not released in incest case

Routt County Judge James Garrecht refused to rule whether records from the county human services could be released to the defense in an incest case.

Chix pick up first league win Chix pick up first league win Chix pick up first league win

Steamboat downs Denver, 2-1 Steamboat downs Denver, 2-1 Steamboat downs Denver, 2-1 Steamboat downs Denver, 2-1 Steamboat downs Denver, 2-1 Steamboat downs Denver, 2-1

Steamboat's Chix with Stix women's hockey team skated to its first league win of the season Friday night.

Sailors league favorite -- again

The Sailors girls soccer team hasn't lost a league game in two seasons and is gearing up to extend that streak.

Tuesday, March 8

Board considers bank sign

The Hayden Planning Com-mission on Thursday will review a proposed sign for Mountain Valley Bank.

South Routt mulls land trade

Swapping scattered pieces of BLM land for a chunk of Emerald Mountain doesn't sit well with Oak Creek resident Mary Deppe.

Scholarships awarded to World Junior hopefuls

It was difficult for Bryan Fletcher and Davis Miller to hide their smiles when coach Gary Crawford broke the news Tuesday afternoon.

Hayden may not hire elementary principal

The Hayden School District may not hire a new principal for Hayden Valley Elementary School because of budget concerns.

Survey moves ahead

Council members agree to use database, list to send out forms

Steamboat Springs City Council members want to update the city's community survey and use multiple sources to do so.

English riders get 'leg up' in horseback lessons

Western horseback riding may be the standard style in the Rocky Mountains, but English riding prevails in the rest of the world.

Property tax thrown around

Tax Policy Advisory Board members had the chance Tuesday to defend their decision to not recommend a property tax.

'Bull' promises laughs

Almost all cast-members in this year's Hayden High School play have part-time jobs, are in the school band, play sports or are cheerleaders.

Elementary principal may be eliminated

The Hayden School District may not hire a new principal for Hayden Valley Elementary School because of budget concerns.

County approves inmate insurance

The Routt County Board of Commissioners renewed a catastrophic insurance policy for inmates Tuesday. The cost of the policy has increased by 10 percent from last year.

Twisting, flipping, flying

SoBe Mavericks Superpipe Challenge on Saturday

Mavericks Superpipe, the longest superpipe in North America, hosts the fourth annual SoBe Mavericks Superpipe Challenge on Saturday.

Simmons performs well in theWorld Cup

Snowboarder Erin Simmons is getting a little tired of placing second.

News in brief for March 9

Talent Show will benefit Stamp, Tabor funds A Talent Show will be held at 7 p.m. March 18 at Steamboat Springs High School. Proceeds from the show will benefit the Ashley Stamp and Travis Tabor memorial funds.

The Record for March 9

Monday, Feb. 7 6:31 a.m. An officer was requested in the 2700 block of Downhill Drive.

Xcel wants meeting postponed

Xcel Energy on Tuesday asked county commissioners to postpone a meeting regarding coal delivery to the Hayden Power Station.

Monday, March 7

Steamboat principals picked

The search is over to replace two of the Steamboat Springs School District's highly regarded principals.

BLM gathers land exchange comments

The greatest public benefit and possible environmental consequences will be weighed in deciding the fate of a controversial land swap.

Briefs for March 8

Routt County Commissioner Nancy Stahoviak is facing yet another setback in her struggle with knee infections.

Lawyer to review religious policy

The Steamboat Springs School Board agreed to let an attorney review the district's policy about allowing religious groups into schools.

County asks for details

Board of commissioners want to know GRAMNET funds spent

The Routt County Board of Commissioners on Monday asked for a detailed update on GRAMNET's budget.

Changed film series to return

Wine socials to be dropped, commentary to be added

Money, officials said, was the biggest reason for the recent cancellation of the Free Friday Film Series.

Racers shine in Smartwool super-G races

The steep pitches of Vagabond provided the perfect setting for Steamboat ski racers Pat Duran and Josh Bryan to shine.

The Record for March 8

12:55 a.m. A wedding ring was reported lost at the Routt County Jail.

Phippsburg's water complies with rules

Phippsburg's new water filtration system is working, which means the system now passes state regulations.

Sunday, March 6

The Record for March 7

Saturday, March 5 10:53 a.m. A two-vehicle, noninjury accident was reported in the 300 block of Lincoln Avenue.

Tom Ross: Hey Curly, take those skis off your shoulder

Weekend concert success underscores need for planning at ski area base

The scene in Gondola Square on Saturday reminded me a little of the Three Stooges classic, "Three Sappy People."

Self advocacy focus of talk

A speaker from a national group that hopes to spread self advocacy among people with developmental disabilities is coming to Steamboat Springs.

Tigers roar at wrestling tournament

Hayden Middle School hosted the annual Northwest Invitational Tournament for wrestling this weekend, drawing the toughest teams in the area.

News in brief for March 7

Fire damages upper floor of duplex residence The upper floor of a duplex residence on Locust Court was damaged heavily by fire Saturday afternoon, but no one was injured.

Steamboat climbs over Vail

The Steamboat Springs girls 12-and-under ice hockey team beat the Vail Mountaineers, 5-1, at Howelsen Ice Arena on Saturday morning.

Monday Medical: Antioxidant pills -- yes or no?

What do bright red strawberries, midnight-hued blueberries, black and red beans, and deep green spinach have in common? Not only do they tantalize our taste buds, but also they're all rich sources of antioxidants.

City to discuss survey update

The city is looking to update its 2002 Community Survey as an add-on to its second-home owners study.

Saturday, March 5

Students loving to read

Nose buried in a book, fourth-grader Sam Zwak stretched comfortably across a blanket in his school's cafetorium and read in silence.

Melinda Mawdsley: I can't help it, I'm a fan

The key to sportswriting -- other than enjoying and knowing something about sports -- is to leave the pom poms at home.

Duplex has classic log appeal

Building trends come and go, but in Steamboat Springs, the log home remains a classic symbol of the Western mystique.

Lisa Idzahl: Smokefree 'Boat

I am a restaurant worker and have been for 18 years, the past eight of those as a waitress in Steamboat Springs. I rely on the hospitality industry to make ends meet.

A soldier returns

Marine receives hearty welcome from community

Another Routt County man has returned home safely from Iraq.

A new post

Retiring employee ready to explore world outside of post office lobby

Mick McCoy punched out at 5:30 p.m. Thursday for the last time. Now the real journey begins.

Fletcher smokes field en route to gold medal

Most of the skiers in the Junior Olympic Nordic combined race looked a tad uncomfortable Saturday skiing the cross-country course at Howelsen Hill.

Pentathletes meet, beat goals

After taking 12th in his first pentathlon attempt last year, Scott Kempers was hoping for a top-10 finish Saturday.

Once a Sailor, always a Sailor

Boys' season ends, but basketball is in their blood

The seniors on this year's Steamboat Springs boys basketball team were like many before them.

Longtime mechanic turns to metal art

Fourth-generation Routt County resident makes metal speak

Lynn Whaley clearly remembers the results of a career test he took in junior high school. The test said he would be a good "pattern maker."

Steamboat still a value

Steamboat Springs-area real estate prices offer more diversity and, in some cases, more value than other Rocky Mountain resorts.

Landscapes inspire author, cause

Colorado is where novelist Pam Houston says she should have been born.

Transactions for Feb. 23-March 1

MOREHEAD, DIANNA KAY AND MOREHEAD, GERALD ALAN TO DOWLING, DONALD B. AND JOHNSTON, LISA D. FOR GOLDEN MEADOWS SUBD F1 LOT: 14 BLOCK: 2 -- $214,000

Groundbreaking

Innovative foam technique could replace dynamite in tunnel building

Ingredients commonly found in instant pudding and toothpaste are helping Chan Young break rock without resorting to dynamite.

Plan in full swing

Mobility, circulation issues key in base area redevelopment

Efficiently moving people and vehicles is the No. 1 goal in updating the Mountain Town Sub Area Plan.

The Record for March 6

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.

Teresa Dee Barnes (1957-2005)

Steamboat Springs resident Terre Barnes passed away in her sleep on the morning of Feb. 12, 2005, after a long illness. She was 47.

Connor Rylan Griepentrog

Connor Rylan Griepentrog, son of Lori and Erik Griepentrog of Steamboat Springs, was born at 8:50 p.m. Feb. 3, 2005.

Bike shop back

New shop takes over where Sore Saddle left off

The old Sore Saddle name won't be on the sign out front, but there will be a bicycle shop at 12th and Yampa streets this spring.

Business briefs for March 6

Taylor wins best of show at CPA convention David Taylor, creative services director for the Steamboat Pilot & Today, won the advertising Best of Show Award at the Colorado Press Association convention.

Building permits for Feb. 21-25

Steamboat Springs Civil Air Patrol 3393 Airport Circle Owner/Contractor EMT Office $1,500

Raising the bar

Ski jumpers set hill record at Junior Olympics

It didn't take a psychic to predict ski jumpers Anders Johnson and Taylor Fletcher were going to make noise at this week's Junior Olympics.

Class Notes for March 6

Andrea Deepe of Hayden was named one of the University of Northern Colorado's "Next Scholars" at a recognition ceremony held Feb. 20. The ceremony recognized first-year UNC students who had grade point averages of 3.5 and higher during the fall semester.

South Routt Calendar for March 6

Monday, March 7 n The Oak Creek Public Library is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

More bucks for your bang

New law would increase fee for hunting, fishing licenses

Hunters in Colorado will have to fork over more bucks beginning in 2006 if House Bill 1266 becomes law. So will anglers.

Yampa is hot for trout in March

Fly-fishing for trout in the Yampa River is very good right now.

Cargo Rodeman: What about Oak Creek?

I'd like to comment on Nancy Stahoviak's suggestion that Oak Creek should contribute cash to assist with the cash match on the South Routt Community Corporation Energy Impact Grant request.

Sound Off for March 6

Kudos to the city of Steamboat Springs for putting a halt on new development at ski srea base. I am getting sick of, as Edward Abbey called it, "the cancer cell mentality," that is "growth for the sake of growth." The development of this valley is running unchecked. It is about time the powers-that-be did something about it. The Realtors and developers will still get their money, let's just make sure everything is done right.

Jacqueline D. White (1954-2005)

Jacqueline D. "Jacki" White died March 4, 2005. She was born June 22, 1954.

Middleton -- Amadeo

Mike and Lucy Middleton of Steamboat Springs have announced the engagement of their daughter Kelly Middleton to Tony Amadeo.

Brophy -- Lloyd

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brophy of Cedaredge announce the engagement of their daughter, Kerry Lynn Brophy, to Matthew John Lloyd, son of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Lloyd of Dallas, Pa.

Adelina Kari Henderson

Adelina Kari Henderson, daughter of Nicole and Kerry Henderson of Craig, was born at 5:38 p.m. on Feb. 20, 2005. She weighed 7 pounds and 11 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Her siblings are Austin, Candice, Kendra and Matthew Henderson. Her grandparents are Tony and Maggie St. John of Craig.

Stella Mei Davies

Stella Mei Davies, daughter of Sue and Ron Davies of Steamboat Springs, was born at 4:56 a.m. Feb. 20, 2005. She weighed 6 pounds and 5 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Her sibling is Leo Davies. Her grandparents are Paul and Mary Chen of Hood River, Ore., and Richard and Catherine Davies of Rockford, Mich.

Our View: Moving forward on gravel plan

A solution to the unsightly gravel piles on the entryway into Steamboat Springs finally may be on the horizon.

Friday, March 4

Hayden plan gets favorable review

Hayden's new comprehensive plan is nearly ready for the town's approval.

Judge gives meth sentence

A Montrose woman was sentenced Friday to 18 months at the community corrections program for possession of methamphetamine.

Jumpers challenged to hit target

It wasn't the day's longest jump, but Andrew Jerome's 73-meter effort in Friday's finals was right on target.

Great season ends

Steamboat falls to D'Evelyn by 11 in Sweet 16

This Steamboat Springs boys basketball team had it. The talent. The shooters. The heart.

State park offers ice skating

A skating pond is being kept clear at Yampa River State Park. Rangers, who maintain the skate pond, say it has 24 inches of ice, but high temperatures have left the surface a bit slushy. The pond should be suitable for skating after a couple of hard freezes, rangers said.

News in brief for March 5

Fund Board members say they should close doors The Education Fund Board should meet behind closed doors to discuss its thoughts about sharing half-cent sales tax revenue with other Routt County school districts, some of its members said Wednesday.

The Record for March 5

Thursday, March 3 12:16 a.m. A suspicious person was reported near Spar Street and River Road. The boy was given a ticket for being a minor in possession of alcohol.

CBI investigating airport

Colorado Bureau of Investigation officials were in Routt County all week, looking into allegations surrounding Yampa Valley Regional Airport.

Horizons receives funding for van

Horizons Specialized Services has been offered $20,000 from the Daniels Fund to help purchase a new handicapped-accessible van.

Thursday, March 3

Americans in third

Junior Olympics competition continues today

Charlie Stoddard hopes his performance in the opening event of the Junior Olympic Championships is a sign of things to come.

Water rights bill before Colorado House

A water rights bill regulating recreational in-channel diversions has passed through the Colorado Senate and is before the House of Representatives.

On Scene for March 4

Local putting out CD Singer songwriter and open mic regular Chris Walsh has been in the studio recording his first album. Jesse Green, lead singer and guitarist for Pangaea, is recording and engineering the project, which should be out next month, Walsh said.

'Boat skiers take Nordic title

Steamboat's Brett Denney and Taylor Fletcher started Thursday night's Nordic combined cross-country race 57 seconds behind the leaders.

Painting his life in the Rockies

Bob Harper knew he wanted to be a painter after his first show in the lobby of the Wyoming National Bank in Casper, Wyo. It was during the early 1980s, when the residents of Wyoming were rolling in oil money and ready to spend their disposable income on art. He sold a lot of paintings from that show and was able to pay cash to buy a freezer.

Fund-raiser will feature reading

'Sight Hound' author will read from book

Ferry Carpenter, former owner of The Nature Conservancy's Carpenter Ranch, had a broad range of interests, including art, literature, music and land issues.

Arts calendar for March 4

Tonight An opening reception for an exhibit of work by Robert Harper, Dan Edwards, Gail Sundell and Lee Stroncek will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Wild Horse Gallery, in the Sheraton Steamboat Resort Hotel. Call 879-7660.

Autumn Phillips: Part 2 in death of great writer

We were gathered around the table like children conspiring on the playground. We had before us a deadline and a list of things to accomplish: Come up with name for our team. Design a flag for said team. Decide on costumes.

Music calendar for March 4

Tonight Jazz pianist Paul Potyen When: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Be nice to the keyboard player

Simplicity came through town in September, and I wrote about the band then. Of course, many bands have passed under the bridge since, and I had forgotten.

Something different

Steamboat Springs, meet your new band, Deadwood.

Autumn's picks for March 4

Tonight Opening reception for an of exhibit paintings by Cully Kistler When: 5 to 8 p.m.

A new approach to vacation photos

Don Tudor and Cully Kistler were giddy Tuesday afternoon while preparing for tonight's opening. They were, as they say, having too much fun.

Band strives to be larger than life

The members of the Nocturnal Tomatoes are all closet KISS fans, and they model their live show after the band that taught music audiences the meaning of "larger than life."

State hosts telecomm hearing

Public can comment on Qwest's partial deregulation petition

Northwest Colorado business owners and operators can comment about a petition by Qwest to deregulate some services it provides them.

The Record for March 4

Wednesday, March 2 1:07 a.m. A Jeep reportedly went off the road and hit a tree near Mauna Kea Lane and Fish Creek Falls Road. Three people in the vehicle were cited for being minors in possession of alcohol. The driver reportedly took off but later turned himself in and was cited for careless driving and leaving the scene of an accident.

Briefs for March 4

Perry-Mansfield holding open scholarship auditions Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp will hold open scholarship auditions for local-area youth, ages 10 and older, March 26. Dance auditions are from 9 a.m. to noon, with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Northwest Ballet, 326 Oak St. Theater and musical theater auditions are from 2 to 5 p.m., with registration starting at 1:30 p.m., in the Steinberg Pavilion at Perry-Mansfield. Dancers will participate in ballet, modern and jazz classes. Theater students should prepare two monologues, each about two minutes long. Musical theater students should plan to perform two contrasting songs from musical theater literature. Call 879-7125.

Hard to forget ... again

Steamboat Dance Theatre's 33rd annual production next week

If you were there, you likely still remember it.

County OKs road realignment

Funding for project still undetermined

County officials have approved realigning a minor road so that it makes a four-way intersection with two major highways.

Parking poses bus problems

Almost 300 bus stop violation tickets issued since Nov. 28

This winter, almost 300 tickets have been given to drivers who illegally parked in bus-loading zones downtown.

Film series to be discussed

Steamboat Springs Arts Council members hope to clear the air and discuss publicly the future of a foreign film series.

Planning looks at N. Routt recreation

North Routt residents asked the county Planning Commission to put more teeth into a recreational plan for their area.

Rebounding, tempo control key for Sailors

D'Evelyn boys basketball coach Troy Pachner has thought about the repeat.

CD Reviews

Fastbacks "Very, very powerful motor" In the used bin at All That Jazz for $6.99

Wednesday, March 2

The Record for March 3

Tuesday, Feb. 28 12:57 a.m. A man reportedly was causing a disturbance at a bar in the 400 block of Lincoln Avenue. The man was highly intoxicated and couldn't walk. He was taken to a detox center.

Three busted in coke sale

Police arrested three men Tuesday after seeing what they suspect was a cocaine sale in a Colorado Mountain College parking lot.

Fund Board hears requests

A mix of familiar programs and new undertakings were among the funding requests presented to the Education Fund Board on Wednesday.

California dreamin'

Nordic skiers travel to Truckee in search of medals

Right now, the idea of reaching a podium seems like a dream. But if everything goes right for Steamboat Springs cross-country skier Korie Steitz at next week's 2005 Junior Olympic Championships in California maybe, just maybe, reaching the podium will become a reality.

A Sailor reborn

Cameron Burney makes most of senior season

The poor decisions were his fault. He sees it now. The bad grades, missed practices and selfish attitude cost him precious time on the basketball court. Not just as a junior, but as a freshman and sophomore, as well.

Council aims to improve plan process

The Steamboat Springs City Council is considering doing away with the city's Board of Adjustments.

North Routt plan examined

Tonight, the Routt County Planning Commission will review recreational plans for North Routt County.

Meth case goes to District Court

A man accused of trying to sell crystal meth will have his case heard in District Court.

Simple acts of kindness make her day

Cyndy Meeks didn't set out to practice random acts of kindness.

Speakers qualify for state

Five members of the Steamboat Springs High School speech team will match their skills against the best competition in the state.

Downtown moves forward with historic designation

The City Council is backing an effort to get downtown Steamboat Springs on the National Register of Historic Places.

Hayden board eyes police station

The Hayden Town Board tonight will discuss building a police station. The town is considering building a station to meet the growing space needs of the Hayden Police Department, which now is in an office in Town Hall.

News in brief for March 3

Middle school conferences set for March 9 and 10 Steamboat Springs Middle School is scheduling parent-teacher conferences from 4 to 8 p.m. March 9 and 10. Parents should call 879-1058 to schedule an appointment. There is no school for students on Friday, March 11.

Tuesday, March 1

Our View: Letting the sun shine in

Three bills making their way through the Legislature deserve greater public scrutiny because they affect the public's access to information.

Rosemary and Peter Gebhardt: Thank you for support

On Jan. 3, our son Michael Gebhardt was killed in an avalanche on Soda Mountain. We would like to express our deepest and sincere thanks to Michael's friends and the Steamboat Springs community for their outpouring of sympathy, love, support and understanding. Without you, it would have been much more difficult to deal with this tragedy.

New fire engine top priority

Buying a fire engine for the Oak Creek area has been named the county's top priority of three grant applications.

Grant Lamont: Sore Saddle closed

It was a sad day when I heard that the locks were on the doors at Sore Saddle Cyclery. What has happened to this bike store, which in my mind was the benchmark for bike shops in North America?

Pentathlon's popularity soars

Today is the final day to register for the 14th annual Steamboat Springs Pentathlon.

Park offers ice skating

A skating pond is being kept clear at Yampa River State Park.

County denies Oak Creek's funding request

Routt County officials on Tuesday denied Oak Creek's request for $15,000 to match a state grant.

Favorable review for plan

Hayden's new comprehensive plan is nearly ready for the town's approval.

Playing for Pueblo

One more win sends girls to state

One win is all that separates the Hayden girls basketball team from a trip to the 2005 Class 2A Girls State Tournament.

County to help fund recreation

Routt County will contribute $5,000 to help build recreational amenities at Elkhead Reservoir when the reservoir is enlarged.

Riding beginners

Students get acquainted with horses

For beginner horseback riders such as Taylor Bridges, there are many things to remember.

Dawn Alperti: Clarifications

In response to the article printed on Feb. 23, "Be Careful Out Of Bounds," Routt County Search and Rescue would like to clarify several points.

Briefs for March 2

A 46-year-old man who died at the Steamboat Ski Area suffocated, a Jefferson County Coroner's report indicates.

Laird to return home soon

Soroco High School student Danielle Laird, 17, of Hayden, is expected to be released from Denver Health Medical Center by the end of the week, said her mother, Lori Laird.

Board to eye police station

The Hayden Town Board on Thursday will discuss building a police station.

Steamboat boys, Hayden girls play on

Two Routt County basketball teams' seasons are going strong, thanks to the weekend's postseason wins.

The Record for March 2

12:15 a.m. A 46-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol on AprÃs Ski Way.

Fund-raiser will benefit conservation projects

Ferry Carpenter, former owner of The Nature Conservancy's Carpenter Ranch, had a broad range of interests, including art, literature, music and land issues.

Respondents emphasize downtown restaurants

Main Street Steamboat's dining is great, but the shopping is too pricey, according to a recent Internet survey.

Hockey a hit

The addition of a Craig team was just one highlight of the adult recreational hockey league this season.

Cardinals nip Tigers in semis

The Hayden boys basketball team would like a rematch. The players and coaches didn't ask for one, but the season wasn't supposed to end Friday in the District 5 semifinals. Hayden wasn't supposed to lose by three to Grand Valley -- a team it had beaten twice already this season -- at home.

South Routt identifies 4th finalist

A Brush Middle School principal is the fourth finalist in the South Routt School District's hunt for a new superintendent.

CMC sees enrollment jump

Student enrollment at Steamboat Springs' community college has increased by more than 30 percent during the past five years.

Council extends halt on growth

The Steamboat Springs City Council extended its moratorium on building at the base of the ski area to Nov. 1.