Stories for May 2005


Tuesday, May 31

VNA on its way toward goal

Hayden's Haven project seeking national attention

About a year ago, the North�--west Colorado Visiting Nurse Association set out to acquire The Haven Senior Assisted Living Center in Hayden.

Janna Marxuach-Steur: Letter of gratitude

On behalf of the Yampa Valley Autism Program, I would like to thank the community at large, the police department and Routt County Search and Rescue for their quick response and dedication in searching for 5-year-old Jack English. We are all extremely grateful for the professionalism and compassion shown during search efforts. The Autism Program had been looking into acquiring beacons or a tracking system of some sort, and now we will step up those efforts. Thank you to a wonderful community.

Hayden students look to state

John Yager doesn't have political aspirations. He just wants to know when politicians "are pulling a fast one."

Students chosen for civics event

John Yager doesn't have political aspirations. He just wants to know when politicians "are pulling a fast one."

Heritage Center opens for summer

With an ear-splitting peal from the old Edison School bell, Hayden's museum entered its summer season with a bang. The bell, now on display just outside the entrance, is a big hit with children who find it a challenge to ring the bell as loudly as possible.

Young tennis player shines

Last weekend turned out to be a memorable one for rising tennis star Jamey Swiggart.

USFS unveils winter plan

After two years of work and decades of discussion, the U.S. Forest Service has released a plan to manage winter recreation on Rabbit Ears Pass and Buffalo Pass.

Our View: Protecting the right to float

Routt County commissioners made the right decision last week in allowing rafting outfitters to continue guiding trips on the Elk River.

Briefs for June 1, 2005

Area high schools to hold graduation ceremonies Steamboat Springs High School and Lowell Whiteman School will hold graduation ceremonies this weekend.

Police: No clues to man's location

Missing man remains a mystery

After a second day of intense searching, police and rescue workers are no closer to finding a missing Steamboat Springs man.

Townhome developer seeks OK for upgrade

The developers of Stonewood townhomes in the Eagleridge subdivision are going back through the city planning process to upgrade the architectural details of the project.

Julie Ann Carta: Shrink class size

As a parent, one of the greatest assets Steamboat Springs has to offer a family is its excellent public school system.

Town improving infield

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

Students let off steam during field day

First-grader Natalie Morton bounced with all her might on a slippery balloon before it finally popped.

Legion's season under way

The Steamboat Springs American Legion Baseball team opened its season with a bittersweet home stand.

Karl B. Gills: Thank you

On Tuesday, May 24, Yampa Valley Medical Center began caring for patients requiring infusion therapy or chemotherapy in our new facility in the medical office building adjacent to the hospital. This project ultimately will be completed entirely with grant and donated funds.

Bob Balazs: Give us a break

I cannot understand your editorial page featuring two of the most anti-American writers -- Krugman and Herbert -- the day after Memorial Day concluded, with vicious commentaries against this great country. I suppose tomorrow you will feature Maureen Dowd or a new anti-establishment The New York Times writer. Please, give us a break.

Monday, May 30

Looking back: Meek, runners reflect on 1975 title

s a sport, track didn't get much recognition in Steamboat Springs until 1974, when Mike Streeter, hurdler extraordinaire, won the 120-yard high hurdles and the 180-yard low hurdles.

Skiers embark on exchange program

Alpine ski racing is about hard work, dedication and sacrifice. This summer, Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athletes Robyn Dye, Ian Landy and Andy White will learn that first-hand when they sacrifice a big part of their summer to go skiing in Argentina.

Mountain to open for season

As tempting as the mountain bike trails at the ski area are right now, the Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. is asking all riders to wait for permission to use them.

Master gardeners release tip book

For all the gardeners out there, an interesting new book has just made its way to local bookstores. "59 Days, 39 Degrees F, at 6,770 Feet" is about the challenges of gardening in the Yampa Valley.

Briefs for May 31, 2005

Forest Service requires permits for some activities U.S. Forest Service officials remind people that all commercial uses and noncommercial events involving 75 people or more must have a permit to use national forest land. The Forest Service is not issuing any new commercial permits for outfitters until a capacity study is completed to determine how to best manage such uses in the Routt National Forest.

1905 press back in business

It sat as a pile of unwanted metal for more than 20 years. In a storage shed in Billings, Mont., the 1905 Chandler and Price letterpress collected a thick layer of oily dust. After years in the pressroom of the Billings newspaper, it had outlived its usefulness.

Gore Pass beetle plan to be released

Forest officials on Friday released a draft plan to address exploding beetle populations around Gore Pass.

Deserving pyro sought

City looking for honorary starter for annual fireworks show

A resident who exemplifies pride in hometown and country will be able to add more than a little spark to Fourth of July celebrations this year.

Veterans remembered, honored on Memorial Day

As sun broke through overcast skies Monday, three veterans reenacted the Changing of the Guard that is preformed continually at Arlington National Cemetery.

Man missing; search fruitless

Police asking for help finding 50-year-old last seen one week ago

Routt County Search and Rescue spent a fruitless day Monday searching for a 50-year-old Steamboat Springs man who has been missing for a week.

Sunday, May 29

Ski racers hit the pedals for summer

Last summer, alpine ski racer Derek Nickum was introduced to the sport of road cycling through the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club's cycling team.

Autistic girl found safe

11-year-old spent night alone in National Forest near Gore Pass

A lost 11-year-old autistic girl spent a night alone and outdoors just east of Gore Pass before being found on a U.S. Forest Service road Sunday morning.

Toddler care requires 'super vision'

Toddlers get into everything. They're learning so many new skills. They seem to have boundless energy. Some days, it might be hard to keep up. It's no wonder that toddlers require consistent and constant supervision, and parents need to apply "super vision."

Briefs for May 30, 2005

Free women's mountain bike clinics begin in June The first women's mountain bike clinic of the season starts at 6 p.m. June 1 at Orange Peel. The free clinics will run opposite Wednesdays from Town Challenge races. The topic for the first session will be climbing. All levels welcome.

No smoking petition yet

Opponents have not filed response to new city ordinance

Almost two weeks after approving a smoking ban in public places, the city has yet to see any petition asking for the issue to go to voters.

Main Street's downtown survey completed

Main Street Steamboat Springs has completed its "Historic Downtown Steamboat Springs" survey.

Tom Ross: Brenda's Bloomers and other sites from Maine

After a week, a person can grow weary of lobster for three meals a day

There's a reason why H.B. Provisions in Kennebunk stocks a wide range of jigsaw puzzles. Maine-ers (or is the proper term Maine-iacs?) are complaining that this has been the coldest, wettest spring since wooden lobster traps gave way to wire mesh.

Parking plan raises worries

A proposed affordable-housing project in Oak Creek met with resistance from the Oak Creek Town Board on Thursday night.

$9M of city projects planned this summer

The city is spending more than $9 million on projects this summer, making it one of Steamboat Springs' busiest construction seasons in years.

Saturday, May 28

John Russell: Major league rip-off

I remember the day I first heard that Major League Baseball was coming to Denver. After years of watching minor league clubs like the Bears and the Zephyrs, it was pretty exciting to see a major league team coming to town.

Real Estate Transactons for May 18 to 24


Father far from home

Grave miles away, memories close to heart

For Treba Montgomery, no memories of her father are her own. She only knows what her family and friends have told her.

The Record for May 29

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.

Take a walk on the boardwalk

Steamboat Springs Rotary Club river project completed

Steamboat Springs just got a little bigger and a little better.

Students set for State

Three Boys, Girls State delegates chosen for South Routt

For about the past 30 years, the Oak Creek American Legion has sifted through hopeful letters of high school juniors wanting to attend Girls State and Boys State.

Businesswoman receives top award

Steamboat Springs businesswoman Susan Peterson and her son and daughter were invited to the White House this spring to meet President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush after Peterson was named "Businesswoman of the Year" by the Business Advisory Council of the National Republican Congressional Committee.

Saitta ends hiatus

Three-time champion to return to Steamboat Marathon

He's back. Jason Saitta, a three-time men's Steamboat Marathon champion, is entered in the June 5 race after missing last year's event and dropping out of the 2003 marathon with an injury.

Soroco's grads 'finally made it'

Members of Soroco High School's Class of 2005 made one last trip across the gymnasium stage Saturday to receive their diplomas and start the next chapter in their lives.

Ralph E. Nickel

Ralph E. Nickel of Oak Creek died May 15, 2005, from complications of diabetes. He was 69. He was at his Arizona home surrounded by family. He is survived by his partner and companion Molly McClure; four siblings; numerous nieces and nephews and a wonderful dog, Rufus.

Timber turnaround

Minglewood owners turn adversity into opportunity

Stunned by the news in April that their business had lost its lease, Jon Davenport and Rick Pighini refused to become mired in the "Minglewood Blues."

Hayden business park offers place to grow

Construction and real estate are booming in Routt County and so is business.

Room to breathe

Greenridge Ranch offers relaxation for urbanites

It's a common gripe among Front Range residents: They love the mountains but must live and work in the city.

Bob Booth: Kayaker's dad offers thanks

To the city of Steamboat Springs police and fire departments: My deepest thanks to you all for the help you gave to me during the search for my son in the Fish Creek kayaking incident on Friday.

Business briefs for May 29

Rob Sexton, retired Air Force officer, is the new Mountain States Better Business Bureau membership director for Routt and Moffat counties.

Building permits for May 16 to 20

Steamboat Springs Russ & Denise Fasolino 320 Oak Street Owner/Contractor Addition $283,101.00

Charles Horton: Support praised

My nine days in the woods, hoping for rescue allowed me profound time to think and feel many things about myself and our community.

Learning the game

Lacrosse tournament helps young players hone skills

Kevin Olsen has been around lacrosse for most of his life, so he understands the importance of starting the sport at a young age. On Saturday, the seventh-grade Steamboat Springs team he coaches passed the ball around, made great checks and scored 11 goals in a lopsided win against the Eagle County lacrosse team.

Julia "Judy" L. (Stanko) Moore (1907-2005)

Julia L. "Judy" (Stanko) Moore, of Las Vegas, Nevada, died May 17, 2005. She was 97 years old at the time of her death. Her ashes will be interned next to her husband, John "Jack" Moore in the Steamboat Springs Cemetery in Colorado.

South Routt Calendar for May 29

Monday, May 30 The Oak Creek Public Library is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Autistic girl, 11, missing

Search crews worked late into the night Saturday looking for an 11-year-old autistic girl who was reported missing east of Gore Pass.


Jim and Kathy Fader of Steamboat Springs are happy to announce the engagement of their son, Tyler Fader, to Jessica Hollingshead, daughter of Jerry and Judy Hollingshead of Montrose.

Sound Off for May 29

No. I feel it should be a choice. With college costs on the rise and loan rates increasing, students should be allowed more leeway their senior year. This class, for many students, takes a lot of time and could be better spent preparing a pathway to the higher education of their choice. I am very much against making this as a graduation requirement. I feel it should be one option. I feel more and different options need to be provided. People should listen and not force their will on others when it is not their student.

Cael Curtin McCarthy

Cael Curtin McCarthy, son of Valerie and Sean McCarthy of Steamboat Springs, was born at 10:14 a.m. on May 18, 2005. He weighed 7 pounds and 9 ounces, and was 19 inches long. His sibling is Julia McCarthy. His grandparents are the late Tanya Lewis, Harry Lewis of Denver, Bonnie McCarthy of N. Falmouth, Mass., and Len McCarthy of Ohio.

Our View: Take time to remember

For many of us, the Memorial Day weekend is the official start of summer. Across the nation, it is a weekend for barbecuing, camping and fishing. It's the weekend of the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600. School is out, and seniors are graduating. It's the start of the summer tourist season. Stores hold special sales to attract shoppers.

Departing principals will miss 'everything'

Teachers, students say the two men will be missed, too

As the school year draws to a close, students and teachers are preparing to say goodbye to two of the most successful principals the Steamboat Springs School District has ever had.

Friday, May 27

Majestic Valley plan approved

The Steamboat Springs Planning Commission on Thursday approved plans for 22 duplex units and two commercial buildings at the south end of town.

Isabelle Mae Mathey

Isabelle Mae Mathey, daughter of Deanna and Travis Mathey of Oak Creek, was born at 6:50 p.m. on May 20, 2005. She weighed 8 pounds and 5 ounces, and was 21 inches long. Her sibling is Anthony Mathey. Her grandparents are Janel Olson of Colorado Springs, David and Linda Olson of Leawood, Kan., and John and Luann Mathey of Loveland.

Teacher contracts on table

The Steamboat Springs Collaborative Bargaining Team has proposed raising teacher salaries an average of nearly 5 percent next year.

May angling has been hot and cold

Hundreds of anglers from across the state will wet a line in Steamboat and Pearl lakes this weekend.

Crews working to meet late-summer goals

Year-round jump expected to be complete by August or September

It was a struggle for construction worker Robert Grollen to find solid footing in the loose dirt near the top of the K-68 jump Friday.

Triple Crown season near

The Northwest Colorado Lynx open their Triple Crown season this weekend. The baseball team made up of boys 12 and younger began practice more than a month ago in preparation for a summer full of tournaments.

Suspect's bond won't be lowered

Judge Michael O'Hara refused Friday to lower the bond for a 45-year-old Routt County man charged with sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust.

Bus facility put on hold

Steamboat to delay construction of Craig regional center

Plans to build a regional bus facility in Craig will be postponed until 2006.

Hayden students rack up scholarships

Seniors accumulate more than $150,000 toward their continued educations

Hayden High School seniors accumulated more than $150,000 in scholarships. Following is a list of all the scholarship recipients:

Hospital wins national awards

Yampa Valley Medical Center pulls off three-peat

Yampa Valley Medical Center has received two national awards for health care service quality.

Hyke Pelletier Taylor

Hyke Pelletier Taylor, son of Meagan and Paul Wyman Taylor of Missoula, Mont., was born at 8:03 a.m. on May 12, 2005. He weighed 8 pounds, and was 21 inches long. His siblings are Hutson and Hannah Taylor. His grandparents are Nancy and Gaetan Pelletier of Vista, Calif., and Dee and Wyman Taylor of Great Falls, Mont.

Archer William Bosick

Archer William Bosick, son of Jody and Nick Bosick of Steamboat Springs, was born at 5:27 p.m. on May 16, 2005. He weighed 8 pounds and 12.6 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long. His siblings are Sierra, Nicole, Braden and Brodie Bosick. His grandparents are Bill and Darlene Haight of Steamboat Springs, Barbara Colby of Steamboat Springs, and Jon Bosick of Aztec, N.M.

Easton Saverio Eckroth

Easton Saverio Eckroth, son of Jamie and Craig Eckroth of Craig, was born at 2:16 p.m. on May 18, 2005. He weighed 7 pounds and 1 ounce, and was 20 inches long. His grandparents are Randy and Cathy Call of Craig, and Agnes and the late Raymond Eckroth of Bismarck, N.D.

Alexander James Coleman

Alexander James Coleman, son of Jessica and Adam Coleman of Hayden, was born at 10:47 a.m. on May 22, 2005. He weighed 6 pounds and 11 ounces, and was 19.25 inches long. His grandparents are Arlene Tande-Seppelt of Henderson, N.V., Renee Edwards of Henderson, N.V., Thomas Guttormson of Spokane, Wash., and Stephen Coleman of Pahrump, N.V.

Alpine Slide opens today

Editor's note: Information about the Alpine Slide that appeared in Friday's Steamboat Today was incorrect. The following story contains the corrected information.

Thursday, May 26

CD reviews for May 27

Lucinda Williams "Live at The Fillmore" On sale at All That Jazz for $21.98 What does it take for the next generation to discover the great talents that were introduced to the world years before they were born?

Tied for Last wins battle

Tied for Last already is learning the formula for keeping an audience's attention. Give them something they know, and then they'll be more open to something they've never heard before.

Director looks at 'Boat for TV show

NBC casting producer Josh Figgs calls Steamboat Springs a dream come true for television. The network has been searching for a small town as a backdrop for a new Friday night primetime show called "Three Wishes."

Turning fact into fiction

'Hands-on novelist' discusses stories that evolve from history

Jim Fergus spent seven years piecing together the novel "One Thousand White Women" between journalism assignments. When the book turned out to be a great success, he thought his second book would be much easier to write.

On scene for May 27

Summer shows take shape This year's Free Summer Concert Series, aka the best reason to live in Steamboat Springs, slowly is taking shape.

Camping, hiking open this weekend

Officials asking users to pay close attention to closures and signs

Temperatures in the Yampa Valley indicate spring and summer, but most trails in the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest and the White River National Forest still are covered by snow.

Autumn Phillips: The wedding season

At first it was just a pile of paper collecting in one corner of my life after trips to the post office. Bills went in the holder on the bookshelf. Outdoor clothing catalogs went on the coffee table for quick perusal and disposal. Wedding invitations went on the kitchen counter.

Autobiography illustrates Beauvoir's early life

Whose story deserves to be told? Is your story worth telling only if you have accomplished great things, or is it worth the newspaper only if others can identify with it?

Autumn's picks for May 27

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

A very good year

Jim Steinberg's 2005 calendar opens with a warning, "Dates in this calendar may be closer than they appear."

Arts calendar for May 27

Ongoing ¤ "Dimensional Layers: Fine Art and Fine Rugs" is on display through June 3 at Chase Oriental Rug Company in the Riverside Center on U.S. Highway 40. The show includes work by local artists Susan Schiesser, Nancy Jeffrey, Susan Thompson, Julie Anderson and Los Angeles-based artist Renee Fox.

Book exhibit creating buzz

It's a curious but common byproduct of waiting tables -- the dreams.

Music calendar for May 27

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

Officials monitor mosquitoes

Summertime means mosquito time, and county officials are keeping an eye out for West Nile Virus.

Do you want to dance?

Trying to get people dancing is a dance in itself.

Briefs for May 27

The town of Hayden has arranged for aerial spraying of mosquitoes during the evening hours Saturday and Monday, weather permitting. A more exact time and date cannot be established because spraying is contingent on wind and weather conditions. For more information, call Town Hall at 276-3741.

The Record for May 27

7:26 a.m. Trash reportedly was strewn by a bear in the 1300 block of Blue Sage Drive, but no violation was given because the trash cans were "bear proof."

Flood recedes, road reopens

Warning remains in effect for Elk River Valley

Rambunctious streamflows in the Elk and Yampa rivers cooled off with the weather Thursday. However, higher temperatures Sa�--turday could produce another spike in the rivers.

Recent telephone scams nothing new

A South Routt woman reported receiving a phone call from a company last week alerting her that she had won a grant. Then the caller asked for her Social Security number.

Statue completed for display at airport

Steamboat Springs Arts Council funded local artist Jim Selbe's metal sculpture

The Steamboat Springs Arts Council and other members of the community are working with local artist Jim Selbe to place his metal sculpture of a herd of horses at Yampa Valley Regional Airport.

County history by bicycle

A century ago, Jim Norvell was one of those people who did everything.

Farmers market eases rules for vendors

Main Street Steamboat Springs has decided to make it easier for farmers to get to market this summer.

Streets to close for roadwork

The city's public works crews started to repave roads this week, closing some streets in town.

Players honored

Kelly Labor named Player of Year for second time

Six Steamboat Springs soccer players have been selected to one of two Western Slope All-League teams.

JV soccer year a success

Sailors' season ends with 8-2 record

The Steamboat Springs junior varsity girls soccer team took the next step in its progression toward the varsity level, coach Rick Garth said.

Haymaker's junior golf programs set to tee-off

Playing camps, instructional clinics and junior tournaments will bring plenty of youth golfing opportunities to Haymaker Golf Course this summer.

Hayden School Board members to run again

Two of three Hayden School Board members whose terms are ending said they hope to keep their seats after the November elections.

Students explore eBay in class

Bethany Pugh, a senior at Steamboat Springs High School, has 16 pairs of sandals.

Voting precints redrawn

The Routt County Clerk's Office has rearranged voting precincts, but the changes should have little effects on future voting.

Wednesday, May 25

Fosdick, Montoya named All-League

Steamboat Springs baseball coach Sean Hicks hands out all sorts of awards, including a basic batting title honor and the more unique Top 10 Play of All Time.

Delta lands fall service

Delta Airlines has agreed to serve Yampa Valley Regional Airport with daily jet flights from Salt Lake City this fall.

Man appears in court in sex-assault case

A 30-year-old Clark man who was arrested in February on suspicion of breaking into a Steamboat Springs office, taking off his clothes and sexually harassing a female employee had his preliminary hearing in Routt County Court on Wednesday.

West-area plan feedback requested

Residents will have an opportunity Wednesday to weigh-in on proposed changes to the West of Steamboat Springs Area Plan.

Cyclists get in gear

More than 150 riders come to first Town Challenge Series race

For those who have spent months training for the Steamboat Springs Town Challenge Series season, be polite to Barkley Robinson.

Local player shines at elite combine in Wisconsin

High school football player Josh Lorimer couldn't help but be a little nervous when he walked into the Don Hutson Center in Green Bay, Wis., earlier this month.

Airport offers promotion

Steamboat looks to increase aviation traffic during shoulder seasons

Steamboat Springs Airport is giving away free fuel and advertising discounts at local businesses as part of a promotion designed to attract planes during the shoulder seasons.

Spots open for Hayden day camp

Hayden parents won't have to take their children to Steamboat Springs for day camp this summer.

Got wares? Sell at Summerfest

Hayden needs arts and crafts vendors for July 2 event

Three big components come together to make Hayden Valley Summerfest a success: entertainment, food and craft vendors.

Workshop helps nonprofits

The Nonprofit Excellence Project hosted a free workshop for nonprofit organizations Wednesday at Centennial Hall.

The Record for May 26

Tuesday, May 24 12:14 a.m. Loud music and voices were reported in the 300 block of River Road. A warning was given.

Tourney supports high school golf team

The start of the high school golf season isn't until August, but one of the biggest tournaments of the year is June 14.

Officials discuss Montessori

School district still looking to hire teacher for upper class

The Steamboat Springs School District is yet to find a teacher for its upper-elementary Montessori class.

Briefs for May 26

Women's mountain bike clinic at 6 p.m. June 1

Barrel series a chance to cool off, practice

With the rodeo season almost here, some riders may be wondering how to beat the heat while practicing for competitions.

Tuesday, May 24

Rafting permit upheld

Routt County commissioners on Tuesday upheld a permit allowing a rafting outfitter to guide trips on the Elk River.

Student gets top math score

Charlie Stoddard remembers asking his mother to buy him math books as a 5-year-old.

Class of '05 ready for the future

Through the years, students in Hayden High School's Class of 2005 have grown distinct personalities. Collectively, their characters have set their class apart from the crowd.

Remembering fallen soldiers

When the sun rises Saturday morning, it will shine on more than 150 small flags in Hayden Cemetery.

Our View: Vital senior projects

The members of the class of 2005 at Steamboat Springs High School are the first to be required to complete a Senior Odyssey project to graduate.

School Board members consider election

Bruchez, Hoza plan to run again

Two of three Hayden School Board members whose terms are ending said they hope to keep their seats after the November elections.

Summer barrel series starts

With the rodeo season almost here, some riders may be wondering how to beat the heat while practicing for competitions.

Theft, fraudulent checks spur arrest

A 49-year-old Steamboat Springs man was arrested Monday on suspicion of writing more than $5,000 in fraudulent checks and stealing property from the Holiday Inn.

Board tables bike ordinance

The Hayden Town Board on Thursday tabled an ordinance banning bicycles, skateboards, toy motorcycles and other vehicles on town sidewalks.

Several spots open in new day camp

Hayden parents won't have to take their children to Steamboat Springs for day camp this summer.

Town looking for Summerfest vendors

Three big components come together to make Hayden Val�--ley Summerfest a success: Entertainment, food and craft vendors.

Girls win Vail tourney

The Steamboat Springs girls lacrosse team wrapped up its season with three wins at a tournament in Vail during the weekend.

Memorial Day shoot aims for good time

Michael Hogue is inviting shooting enthusiasts to spend a part of their Memorial Day at the Three Quarter Circles Ranch.

The Record for May 25

Monday, May 23, 2005 4:11 a.m. The sounds of a dying animal were reported in the 2200 block of Bear Drive. Officers were unable to locate the animal, which may have been a dog or fox.

Elk River sets daily record

The Yampa and Elk rivers settled Tuesday, but the Elk still managed to set another daily record, and Routt County Road 42 remains closed because of flooding.

Four Sailors lacrosse players All-League

The progress made within the Steamboat Springs boys lacrosse program was most visible in its final game of the season.

Lacrosse hosting tourney

A Sports Illustrated article written this spring tagged lacrosse as the fastest growing sport in the United States.

Locals are homeward bound

Two Steamboat men detained in UAE allowed to leave

At 2:15 a.m. Monday, Sara Rakowski received the telephone call she had been waiting for since December.

News in brief for May 25

Mountain bikers asked to stay off Mount Werner Mountain bikers are asked to refrain from using Mount Werner until further notice.

Monday, May 23

Sheriff warns about Yampa

County officials stopped short of closing the Yampa River to casual floaters Monday, but that doesn't mean Sheriff John Warner thinks the swollen river is safe.

The Record for May 24

Sunday, May 22 2:26 a.m. An officer was requested in the 1000 block of High Point Drive. 9:32 a.m. An animal complaint was made near Downhill Drive and West End Avenue.

Camps help skiers gain edge fornext season

The competitive ski-racing season may have ended in April, but the hard work of preparing athletes for the next one is just beginning.

Longtime CNCC official retires after 20 years

After 20 years with the Colorado Northwestern Com-munity College, Bobbie Vetter is retiring.

Meat-packing plans withdrawn

A plan for a meat-packing plant in Milner has been withdrawn from the Routt County Planning Department.

Memorial Day events planned

It is widely regarded as the opening day of fishing season, but May 30 has a much deeper significance.

Town Challenge races return for summer

The scenic trails at the base of Howelsen Hill will provide the setting Wednesday for the first Town Challenge mountain bike race of the season.

Briefs for May 24

Cookbook orders being taken to benefit Strings The Guild for Strings in the Mountains has compiled a cookbook as a fund-raising project.

County to start office relocation projects

In its first move to shuffle office locations, Routt County is expected to put out bids to remodel its building on Sixth Street.

Senior gets $28K scholarship

A Steamboat Springs senior is one of 14 Colorado students to receive a $28,000 scholarship from the Masonic Grand Lodge of Colorado.

Sunday, May 22

Tiger seniors take next step

Hayden High School celebrates graduation, scholarships

Through the years, students in Hayden High School's Class of 2005 have grown distinct personalities. Collectively, their characters have set their class apart from the crowd. To prove it, salutatorian Margie Jones on Sunday addressed the unique qualities of each classmate during graduation.

Briefs for May 23, 2005

Vendors sought for Art on the Mountain events Local art vendors to being sought to participate in any of the fourth annual Art On The Mountain shows this summer. The shows will be held July Fourth weekend, July 30 and 31, Aug. 6 and 7, Labor Day weekend and Sept. 10. The cost is $75 for a 10-by-10-foot booth. Shows take place at the base of the ski area in Gondola Square. Call Nancy at 871-5315.

Understanding organic food

My conscience returned last week from her freshman year in college. Although several of the items in our refrigerator and pantry met with my daughter's approval, it was clear that we were going to have to go shopping for some healthier foods.

Faith, opportunity motivate grads

State Rep. Angie Paccione, D-Fort Collins, has said yes to a lot things in her life.

Boaters flip on rising Yampa River

A woman was treated for hypothermia Saturday after the canoe she was riding in flipped on the Yampa River east of Hayden.

Saturday, May 21

Like mother, like daughter

Jen Fritz remembers being nervous about the transition to middle school and is amazed that young girls still have the same fears she did years ago.

Real estate transactions for May 4 to 17

Seller's name listed first, followed by the buyer CONGDON, ROBERT J. and HUNT, LESLIE E. to PIVARNIK, MICHAEL J. and PIVARNIK, ELIESE T. for WILLETT RIDGE SUBD Lot: 42 - $619,500

Carol Weber: CMC unifies area

During the past six weeks I have had the task of conducting and monitoring evaluations, completed by students each semester, of faculty and the courses they teach at CMC. This endeavor has taken me to a variety of locations, not only on campus, but around the Steamboat Springs area, as well, because a number of classes are held at alternative places in the community.

Quartet finishes golden

Soroco girls win 800-meter medley

Melissa Roy, Nichole Wilson, Karli Babcock and Kyla Schmidt gathered their belongings and went straight to the awards stand at the 50-yard line.

Soroco shines at state

Boys 800 relay, deGanahl leave state meet champions

Andy deGanahl's body did what no Class 2A runner has been able to do for three years: overcome the Soroco senior's inner drive to excel.

Sound Off for May 22

Mallard is for the birds It's time for the editors of the Steamboat Today to make a decision. Will page 6 be an editorial page or a comics page? Every day, you print two thought-provoking editorials, along with a sophomoric excuse for a political cartoon. Most people who read the editorial page have an intellect above a fifth-grade level. By printing Mallard Fillmore on the editorial page, you are insulting the intelligence of liberals and conservatives alike . If you insist on consistently bashing the left in cartoon fashion, I suggest you do it with an adult political cartoon, and put the name-calling-Rush-Limbaugh style Mallard Fillmore on the comics page, where it belongs.

'Golden class' graduates

Tigers commencement ceremonies at 1 p.m. today

When the Hayden High School class of 2005 does something, it doesn't just go halfway.

Cog Run marks first leg of series

If you're a runner in the Yampa Valley, you know what the Cog Run means. Screaming calves and thighs, a potential sunburn and a sincere sense of accomplishment at the end.

CMC to host job fair for all ages

The time finally has come. Steamboat Springs is going to host its first community-wide, all-ages job fair in five years Thursday.

Business briefs for May 22

Ranch developer gives $20M to medical center Chicago-area businessman John M. Boler and his wife, Mary Jo, have given $20 million to Rush University Medical Center to create what will be one of the most advanced imaging centers in the country to diagnose and treat patients for everything including heart attacks and cancer.

Building permits for May 8-14

Steamboat Springs James & Cathy Row 2667 Anthony's Circle Duryea Construction Single Family Residence $499,239

Soroco seniors moving on

Former Nuggets coach Dan Issel will deliver keynote address

The days of homework and getting up at 6 a.m. to rush to school are over for Soroco High School's senior class.

Paddling perfection

Cold, wet weather helps kayaking season

Although annoying to those eager to sunbathe, the cold, wet spring sent kayakers into a frenzy. Without it, area boaters were eyeing an abbreviated season.

Steve Rummler: Know, learn Christ

I am comfortable with every person I have ever met who believed in the teachings of Christ, all of his teachings.

Class of 8 bids farewell

Seniors will miss close relationships with friends, teachers

Florie Van Baak isn't sad to graduate from Christian Heritage School -- she's ready to get out into "the real world."

The Record for May 22

Friday, May 20 12:10 p.m. Teenagers reportedly were using drugs in the 300 block of Seventh Street. Officers investigated and found no signs of drug use.

Obituary: Teresa Kay Ahnstedt-Mashburn

Teresa Kay Ahnstedt-Mashburn died May 6, 2005, at her parents' home in Longmont. She was 42.

Deed debate begins anew

Deed restrictions put into place several years ago to create affordable housing are being tested this spring.

Concerns prompt resignations

In the Steamboat Springs School District, 11 teachers and aides are retiring this year, and 14 are resigning.

Joe O'Reilly: Bear policy issues

I was among the many "disgruntled" residents in Westland Trailer Park who received a court summons -- not a ticket, mind you -- for noncompliance of the new bear/trash policy.

A new kind of tourism

Economic Summit speaker talks about marketing culture, heritage

After Judy Walden left her home in the Elk River Valley in the 1980s, she didn't return.

Hayden misses out on gold

The 400-meter relay state title went to a team in orange and black. It just wasn't the Hayden Tigers.

Our View: Elections hold promise

The maneuvering on the Steamboat Springs School Board during the past month could mean an interesting election in November.

Sprint dreams

Soroco's Andy deGanahl ends storied career with eight state titles

The story of Andy deGanahl begins at an afternoon meet in the middle of his freshman track season at Soroco.

John F. Russell: More than just a ride

Every summer, thousands of people across Colorado jump on their bicycles looking for adventure.

Friday, May 20

Hayden Speedway races start tonight

Seasoned car racers know the Hayden Speedway is tacky.

Seniors to volunteer in Kenya

Kelli Parnell and Erin Miller will volunteer at an orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya, this summer, and they want to do more than just help teach and clean.

Soroco Rams enjoy strong opening day

It was the type of day Soroco track coach Gary Heide was hoping for when he got out of bed Friday morning.

Gravel pit OK'd

Routt County commissioners said yes to the Lafarge gravel pit, but not without mandating significant changes to the plan proposed by the company.

Hayden's 400 relay dominates in Pueblo

Hayden's Jesse Drennan doesn't want to sound overconfident, but there was no question he wanted everyone at Pueblo's Dutch Clark Stadium to know that the 400-meter relay is Hayden's event.

Times, conditions hot at state

The sentiment among the Steamboat Springs track and field members Friday was the same: It is a privilege to qualify for one of the nation's premier high school track meets.

Hayden's centennial celebration in the works

March 9, 2006, won't be an ordinary day: It will mark the 100th anniversary of Hayden's official incorporation as a town.

Briefs for May 21

Steamboat Springs Tai Chi will start a new beginning Tai Chi class June 1. Classes will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Studio 2 at the old junior high school, 325 Seventh St. The cost is $30 per month. Call Larry Glueck at 879-7560.

Summit: Conversation key to community

During his 30 years in central Oregon, Tom DeWolf has seen the population of Bend quadruple.

Summer seminars return

This year's speakers to focus on foreign policy, drugs

A lecture series that began as an experiment in community dialogue has become a mainstay of the summer.

The Record for May 21

8:00 a.m. A 911 hang-up call was reported in the 3000 block of Village Drive. No one answered the door at the residence when officers responded. Phone problems are suspected.

Thursday, May 19

Autumn Phillips: Thanks for being nice

I was young. I didn't know any better.

News in brief for May 20

Rotary Club to dedicate boardwalk project June 4 The Steamboat Springs Rotary Club will formally dedicate the Boardwalk at Rotary River Park to the city of Steamboat Springs on June 4.

Missing child causes scare

Boy found in vacant home after search

More than 50 people, two dog teams and a helicopter were used Thursday afternoon to search for a 5-year-old autistic boy reported missing in the Whistler neighborhood.

Location, location, location

Economic Summit explores businesses that aren't tied down

Scott Ford and Noreen Moore of the Business Resource Center at Colorado Mountain College have been playing detectives.

Four artists; four directions

Susan Schiesser Behind the closed door of Susan Schiesser's studio, things have been happening. Ideas have been taking shape. Images have been appearing on her canvasses in ways they never had.

Arts Calendar for May 20

Tonight An opening reception for "Dimensional Layers: Fine Art and Fine Rugs" will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Chase Oriental Rug Company in the Riverside Center on U.S. Highway 40. The show will include work by local artists Susan Schiesser, Nancy Jeffrey, Susan Thompson, Julie Anderson and Los Angeles based artist Renee Fox. The show will be on display through June 3.

Get your life back: Learn EFT

Years ago, when Nina Rogers was struggling with her emotions, her friend Lila Henry taught her a technique called the Emotional Freedom Technique. After that, Rogers learned everything she could about EFT. She even wrote a book about it, titled "Dream Big."

On Scene for May 20

Four Steamboat Ballet students auditioned and were accepted to the Colorado Ballet Summer Intensive program -- Whitney Lewis, Erin Harner, Rachel Mick and Jasmin Alkema.

Autumn's picks for May 20

¤ Opening reception for "Dimensional Layers: Fine Art and Fine Rugs" work by local artists Susan Schiesser, Nancy Jeffrey, Susan Thompson, Julie Anderson and Los Angeles-based artist Renee Fox When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Where: Chase Oriental Rug Company in the Riverside Center on U.S. Highway 40 Cost: Free Call: 879-5667 Why you should go: Encourage artists to show their work in non-traditional spaces.

Creating teenage rock stars

Unless they play at prom or graduation, or someone is creative enough to throw a concert in their basement or garage, there aren't many venues for teenage bands in Routt and Moffat counties.

Music calendar for May 20

¤ Yampa Valley Ceili Society monthly meeting: Celtic music and dance When: 6 to 8 p.m. Where: Depot Art Center, 1001 13th St. Cost: Free to members; $10 for nonmembers; and $5 for students and seniors Call: 879-2205

Curtain closing on studio

Steamboat Ballet performs its last show

As Stephanie Reese choreographed "Dolce Fine" for her dance students, she knew it would be her last production in Steamboat Springs. Her students didn't know that yet.

Snowmelt controlled so far

Yampa, White river basin levels reflect lower-than-average year

Snowmelt in Northwest Colorado is well under way.

Local woman battles cystic fibrosis

When Mary Stone caught a cold around Thanksgiving, it almost killed her.

Tales of West showcased

The Mesa Schoolhouse will be the backdrop for the imagination as authors Jim Fergus and Edward Carpenter share their stories of the West.

'Click it or ticket' crackdown coming

Fifty-four percent of Steam�--boat Springs drivers wear their seat belts, according to a survey done by the Steamboat Springs Police Department this week.

The Record for May 20

Wednesday, May 18 1:06 a.m. A juvenile situation was reported near Mount Werner Circle and Eagleridge Drive. Three people were taken to their homes.

District pursues water project

The South Routt School District is moving forward with a project to water athletic fields with untreated water.

Sailors face tough field

Kostur, Nelson, Hooper in finals today

Kayla Kostur wasn't sure whether there was a spot for her on Steamboat Springs' track and field team.

CD reviews for May 20

We knew it was coming. Three CDs with more than 40 songs by the band you either love with a raw-knee devotion or you hate.

Wednesday, May 18

Commission members picked

Two residents have been appointed to the Steamboat Springs Planning Commission.

Summit focus on community

About 100 people filled a dimly lit conference room in the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel on Wednesday night to listen to this year's Economic Summit.

Community surveys to be done differently

City staff plan to send questionnaires to some Steamboat Springs residents in June

A new Steamboat Springs community survey will be shorter and will be distributed differently than the 2002 survey.

Ordinance may ban bikes on sidewalks

The Hayden Town Board tonight will consider approving an ordinance prohibiting toy motorcycles, bicycles and other vehicles on town sidewalks.

Tigers send 12 to state

Hayden track and field team aims for titles

The state track and field meet isn't always about winning titles. Sometimes, just getting there is the accomplishment.

Beetle-killed trees being cut

Small-scale logging program starts at Steamboat Ski Area

Beetle-killed trees at the Steamboat Ski Area are being cut down and sold as part of a new small-scale logging program.

Board gives preliminary OK to budget

The Hayden School Board on Thursday adopted a proposed budget for the 2005-06 school year.

Pumped to go to Pueblo

Soroco guns for gold

When addressing his athletes, Soroco Gary Heide doesn't emphasize winning; he seeks to channel the winner within.

Senior Odyssey projects presented

A months-long project for Steamboat Springs High School seniors came to an end Wednesday.

Tuesday, May 17

Center's color concerns council

The Steamboat Springs City Council approved the building plans for a renovated tennis facility, but not without questioning what its visual effects would be.

Ban OK'd

Smoking restricted in numerous public places

Smoking will not be allowed in Steamboat Springs' restaurants, bars, athletic fields, outdoor amphitheaters and workplaces as of July 1.

'Golden class' bids farewell

When the Hayden High School class of 2005 does something, it doesn't just go halfway.

The Record for May 18

Monday, May 16 10:33 a.m. A dog was tied up in weeds and barking in the 2400 block of Copper Ridge. Upon further investigation, everything was all right.

SSHS makes hire

Kevin Taulman, who has worked in education for the past 10 years, has been hired as the assistant principal of Steamboat Springs High School.

Centennial celebrations in beginning stages

March 9, 2006, won't be an ordinary day: It will mark the 100th anniversary of Hayden's official incorporation as a town.

Town ordinance could ban bikes on sidewalks

The Hayden Town Board on Thursday will consider approving an ordinance prohibiting toy motorcycles, bicycles and other vehicles on town sidewalks.

Bike series jump-starts with party

Town Challenge races offer cyclists competition, social scene

Jo Richards has gone from a novice mountain biker to an expert mountain biker in a matter of several summers.

School Board considers final budget

The Hayden School Board today will consider approving a proposed budget for the 2005-06 school year.

News in brief for May 18

Man arrested on suspicion of assaulting stepdaughter A 37-year-old man was arrested last week on suspicion of sexual assault on a child and criminal attempt of sexual assault on a child.

Our View: Lafarge pit should be approved

Routt County commissioners should approve the Lafarge gravel pit on Friday. We understand the concerns of those who oppose the pit, which is proposed for 128 acres on the More Ranch in the South Valley. Opponents have argued the pit will create unwanted noise and traffic and be an eyesore in one of the Yampa Valley's most scenic areas.

12 Tigers heading to state meet

The state track and field meet isn't always about winning titles. Sometimes, just getting there is the accomplishment.

Cog Run will push runners

Annual event proves fun for all

Mark Fischer remembers running up the steep Hayden Cog road with a group of friends each spring.

Economy of place explored

Experts, leaders to speak about trends affecting community, lifestyle

It's no secret that many people move to the Yampa Valley for the quality of life and sense of community.

Monday, May 16

Students take donor's role

High school students are accustomed to applying for jobs, scholarships and colleges. But through the EPYCS program, students from throughout Northwest Colorado recently found themselves on the other side of the interview table for a change.

Gravel decision postponed

After a three-hour public hearing, the Routt County Board of Commissioners postponed their decision on the Lafarge Gravel Pit until Friday.

Briefs for May 17, 2005

A 17-year-old boy was arrested Friday afternoon on suspicion of shooting teenagers with a BB gun at Howelsen Hill. The boy allegedly was sitting in a parked vehicle in the main Howelsen Hill parking lot shooting at juveniles in the skate park, Steamboat Springs Police Capt. Joel Rae. The boy hit a 14-year-old walking away from the skate park, another 14-year-old in the skate park and a baseball scoreboard at Klumker Field.

Habitat house repaired, ready

After two months of repairs, remodels and cleanup, the Hab�--itat for Humanity house in Pioneer Village is ready for its new owners.

Havener to resign before election

Steamboat Springs School Board Vice President Tami Havener on Monday said she would resign as soon as her spot or another current vacancy on the board is filled.

Counselor is teacher of year

When Margi Briggs-Casson, a counselor at Steamboat Springs Middle School, was chosen as the school's teacher of the year, she was surprised. She didn't even know that a counselor could receive the honor.

Sunday, May 15

Girl Scout cookies pay off

Troop 220 goes to Savannah, Ga., to see birthplace of organization

When the members of Girl Scout Troop 220 set their eyes on a goal, there is little that can stop them. A year and a half ago, the ten-girl troop decided they wanted to go to Savannah, Ga., the birthplace of the Girl Scouts. The trip was going to cost $1,100 per person, a large sum for any ten year old.

SSHS filmmakers win awards

Trevor Elliott and Blake Worsley have been making short films since they were in sixth grade. Now, weeks away from high school graduation, those years behind the camera are starting to pay off.

News in brief for May 16

Summer tennis league sign-up begins today Sign-up for the Steamboat Springs Health and Recreation Association summer tennis league begins at 5:30 p.m. today.

The Record for May 16

Saturday, May 14 11:12 a.m. Vandalism was reported on Val'd Isere Circle. Someone kicked and dented a vehicle. There are no suspects.

Monday Medical: Speech-language therapy beneficial

During a parent-teacher conference, the teacher expresses concern that your son is having difficulty with certain speech or language skills. Or perhaps while talking to your daughter, you notice an occasional stutter. You're not sure whether your child has a problem. What should you do?

Saturday, May 14

Politicians talk about core values

Limited government, personal responsibility and freedom: Core Republican values rang strong at the Routt County Republicans Lincoln Day Dinner on Saturday.

Our View: Gravel plan a good trade-off

The Steamboat Springs City Council should look long and hard at approving the latest plan for Yampa Meadows. The proposal offers the best opportunity yet to get the unsightly gravel piles on the entryway into Steamboat Springs removed.

Sound Off for May 15

It is time for Friends of the Justice Center to capitulate. Enough has been said on the location. I would have used a kinder description of the Friends than Doug Monger did, but he has learned a lesson in tact. I will vote for him in the future if he chooses to run again for the thankless job of county commissioner.

Corps explains permit decision

Security issues were the deciding factor in the Army Corps of Engineers' decision to grant a wetlands permit for the planned Routt County Justice Center.

Property offers hideaway close to town

It's springtime at Bear Lee A Ranch. Bright yellow glacier lilies dot the hillside and hundreds of newly green aspen trees flank a red, country-style home.

Satisfy your sweet tooth

New Mugshot owner spends most of her time perfecting baked goods

The smell of baking still filled The Mugshot by mid-morning on Wednesday.

Transactions for May 4-10


In tune with kids

Class helps parents teach music to their young children

Babies sat on the laps of their moms, dads, grandmas and babysitters, listening attentively as Beth Wendler-Musselman sang their names.

Murray, Floyd lose in finals

By the time Breanne Murray and Lisa Floyd stepped on the podium after Saturday's state tennis championship round, the disappointment of losing had faded from their eyes.

Soroco dominates

Boys track team takes five regional titles, girls claims three

As the Soroco boys track and field team accepted the Region 5 team championship plaque Saturday, the obvious question came to mind.

The Record for May 15

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.

Fern Johnson (1913 -- 2005)

Fern Williams Johnson passed away May 9, 2005, at the Heritage Park Care Center in Carbondale.

Steamboat relays are red hot

Casey Garth's plane, piloted by her father Rick, departed Routt County at 6 a.m. Saturday. She landed in Grand Junction at 7:30 a.m. At about 8:50 a.m., she ran the opening leg of the 3,200-meter relay in 2 minutes, 32.8 seconds, helping lift the Steamboat Springs girls to a second-place finish and a berth in next weekend's Class 4A state meet.

Teen eating disorders terrifying, hidden

"Jenna" speaks the lingo of therapists who work with eating disorders. She uses terms such as "purge free" to say that she no longer throws up after meals. She says "restricting food intake" to refer to the girls she knows who try to live on 150 and 200 calories a day.

An eye on trends

Downtown retail performance lacking

City sales tax figures for downtown Steamboat Springs showed improvement in March, but not enough to persuade business leaders that the city's historic retail district isn't under-performing.

Rob Douglas: Army Corps buckled to county

The Pilot & Today reported April 29 that federal security standards were "crucial" in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers decision to allow the justice center to be built next to the county jail.

Charles Bugay (1917 -- 2005)

Hayden resident Charles Bugay passed away April 30, 2005, at The Memorial Hospital. He was 88.

Business briefs for May 15

Reiff among top mortgage producers Lynn Reiff of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage was the recipient of two significant awards during the company's recent national sales conference at the Riviera Maya in Cancun, Mexico.

'Connection' in place

Australia Steamboat connection looks for new home

The Australia Steamboat Connection isn't about to be disconnected.

Wendy W. Moreau: Pit plan on target

The meeting concerning approval of the Lafarge gravel pit is coming up, amid great opposition from a very well funded and vocal special interest group, the "Concerned Citizens."

Jeff Little: Kudos to council

In light of our state government's failure to get out of party politics and address the real issue of second-hand smoke, we should thank those members of our City Council who are taking the stand on the smoking issue in Steamboat Springs.

Livestock event a dry run for 4-Hers

Practice judging lets participants see their strengths and weaknesses early in season

Dozens of trucks and trailers were lined up at the Routt County Fairgrounds in Hayden on Wednesday night for the 4-H club's livestock judging event. 4-H members braved the wind and the cold to show their best animals during an event that started at 5 p.m. and went well into the rainy evening.

Wilma Gilstrap Jenkins Boyd (1930 -- 2005)

Former Routt County res�--ident Wilma Gilstrap Jenkins Boyd died May 5, 2005, from com�--plications of diabetes. She was 75.

Ben A. Monger (1912-2005)

Former Steamboat Springs resident Ben A. Monger died May 7, 2005, at his home in Grand Junction. He was 93.

John F. Russell: Sports about more than winning and losing

Top players from across the state traveled to Pueblo last week, hoping to win titles at the state tennis tournament.

Tigers full of surprises

Everyone expected Hayden to qualify throwers and sprinters for the state meet, but even the four girls on the state-bound 3,200-meter relay team were caught a little off guard by their performance at Saturday's regional championships.

South Routt Calendar for May 15

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

Logan Neal Truelove

Logan Neal Truelove, son of Yvonne and Cory Truelove of Steamboat Springs, was born at 4:06 p.m. May 3, 2005. He weighed 7 pounds and 10 ounces, and was 20 inches long. His grandparents are Steve Clark of Steamboat Springs, Valerie McLarrin-Clark of Steamboat Springs, Neal Truelove of Cumming, Ga., and Rita Truelove of Cumming, Ga.

Kelbi Jean Schwartz

Kelbi Jean Schwartz, daughter of Erin Anne McMillan and Peter John Schwartz of Steamboat Springs, was born at 11:40 a.m. May 4, 2005. She weighed 5 pounds and 4 ounces, and was 17.25 inches long. Her grandparents are Catherine Kerschen of Tucson, Ariz., John Schwartz of Witchita, Kan., Laurie McMillan of Trinidad and R. Michael McMillan of Trinidad.

Gordy and Betty Steele

Gordy and Betty Steele of Anaconda, Mont., recently celebrated 50 years of marriage. They were wed April 16, 1955, at Central Christian Church in Lebanon, Ind.

Austin Allen Moore

Austin Allen Moore, son of Nicole and Nicholas Moore of Hayden, was born at 12:16 p.m. May 4, 2005. He weighed 7 pounds, and was 19.5 inches long. His sibling is Cassidy Moore. His grandparents are Brent Libby of Steamboat Springs, Stacey and Bob Williams of Sacramento, and Barbara and Spencer Moore of American Embassy, Managua, Nicaragua.

Jaden David Gallegos

Jaden David Gallegos, son of Misty Lujan and Larry Gallegos of Craig, was born at 1:03 a.m. May 6, 2005. He weighed 6 pounds and 6 ounces, and was 18 inches long. His sibling is Tyler. His grandparents are Edward and Charlene Smercina of Walden, Chris and Patty Ramsey of Steamboat Springs, and Larry and Ella Gallegos of Hotchkiss.

Stones cast in gravel war

Meeting should end contentious debate

From the deck of her home, Rosemary Post will have a bird's eye view of Lafarge's proposed gravel pit in the South Valley.

Racers gamble on short cuts

For most runners, shortcuts in the Hot Springs Shortcut race come near the beginning of the course.

Fox Creek mixed-use building breaks ground

A new project on Hilltop Parkway will offer residents and businesses another centrally located real estate option.

Class Notes for May 15

Hayden Middle School announces honor roll

Friday, May 13

Students get hands-on lessons in ranch life

Smoke spiraled up from the branding iron as third-grader Trent Trask pressed it hard into the wood.

Briefs for May 15

The Humble Ranch Education and Therapy Center is holding volunteer training from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. New volunteers are needed this summer to act as sidewalkers during equine therapy sessions. Call Marian or Cheri at 879-3443.

Wildhorse developer responds to critics

Ward hints at mall's new tenants

Wildhorse Marketplace developer Whitney Ward said he has increased the number of trees he will plant to screen views of the Gart Sports building from U.S. Highway 40.

NASTAR finals hit home

More than 1,000 of the best recreational ski racers in North America are expected to give Steamboat Springs' resort economy a boost in March 2006 and 2007.

The Record for May 15

1:05 a.m. A 19-year-old man in Dream Island was taken to the hospital after shooting his pinky finger with a rifle. The man was cleaning the rifle when it accidentally discharged.

Kostur is regional champ

Seven qualify for state

One day into the regional track tournament and seven Routt County athletes already are headed to state.

Benefits planned for Horton

Rescued skier still recovering, hopes to be dancing by fall

When Charles Horton's leg heals, the first thing he wants to do is dance.

Ranch hand helps stop fire

Man's quick actions help prevent situation from escalating

A ranch hand's quick thinking helped prevent a fire from getting much worse Friday.

Murray to play for state tennis title

After losing the first set of Friday's semifinal match to Eaton's Whitney Cunningham, 6-0, Steamboat Springs sophomore Breanne Murray wanted to give up.

Home not so sweet for Sailors as soccer season ends

Aubrey Sacco allowed Kelly Labor to breathe, but not much else.

Thursday, May 12

Play teaches lessons, taps the imagination

If you've only seen the movie, you haven't seen "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory."

Planners like new gravel pit proposal

A developer's offer to donate an estimated $500,000 or more to affordable housing efforts and shorten mining operations may have sweetened city planning commissioners on a gravel-pit proposal east of Steamboat Springs.

Alpenglow plan gets nod

Brick and sandstone edifice would replace old hotel

The Alpenglow building, which would transform the southwest corner of Lincoln Avenue and Sixth Street, moved a step closer to winning the necessary approvals Thursday night.

Ex-police chief voices concerns

Oak Creek's former police chief complained about the job's low salary and the number of hours required at Thursday's Town Board meeting.

Planners approve movie theater

Wildhorse Stadium Cinema received seven thumbs up Thursday night.

Floyd, Murray in semis

Sailor Lisa Floyd made getting to the semifinal round of the state tennis tournament look easy Thursday.

Board OKs Lake Village plat

The Hayden Planning Com�--mission on Thursday approved a preliminary plat for the first filing of the Lake Village subdivision.

Steamboat Ballet to close

On a recent Tuesday, Stephanie Reese told her Ballet 4 students to call their parents and tell them the class would be running 20 minutes late. Ballet 4 class ended, and the girls waited patiently as the Ballet 5 students filed into class.

On Scene for May 13

Making it big

Jazz quartet hits its stride

It took locals five years to discover the Steamboat Jazz Quartet.

Autumn's Picks for May 13

Tonight "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" When: 7 p.m. Where: Steamboat Springs Middle School, 5100 Amethyst Dr. Cost: $5 Call: 879-1058

Eat wild flowers for Yampatika

On Thursday, Yampatika naturalist Karen Vail and a group of volunteers were collecting wild plants to feed the community.

Riders holding trail workday

The Routt County Riders recently adopted the Lupine Trail.

Chotvacs, Peters out of regionals

The Steamboat Springs girls track and field team will begin defending its Region 1 title without two of its top competitors.

Sailors host Wildcats in second round

Ian Wale, like Rob Bohlmann, pulls double duty.

Runners get spring in steps

Hot Springs Shortcut race on Saturday

Don't be alarmed Saturday morning if you see runners and walkers hopping fences or zipping through Old Town back yards.

Seniors, watch out for scams

The Routt County Sheriff's Office is using Older Americans Month to remind people that the elderly often are targeted in scams.

Opera's 2005 season signature art piece unveiled

In 1905, when "The Merry Widow" operetta opened in Vienna, Austria, it kicked off a cranial fashion craze. The lead singer, Lily Elsie, wore a large brim hat with a large feather in the production, and her contemporaries followed suit.

Autumn Phillips: Open mouth

It's time to have "the talk."Mom, when do I know that I need an iPod?

Wednesday, May 11

Going downhill fast

Few cars and even fewer bikes can hit 144 mph, but Tim Magill did just that -- on skis -- during a recent speed skiing competition in France.

Base area plan examined

Closing off part of Ski Time Square Drive and creating a pedestrian plaza appears to be a popular option for improving Steamboat's outdated base area.

City water right case is settled

The city of Steamboat Springs has reached a settlement with those opposing its recreational water right application.

Briefs for May 12

Yampatika needs help collecting edible plants Yampatika is looking for volunteers to help collect wild edible plants today for the Sixth Annual Wild Edible Feast fund-raiser. Volunteers should show up at 8 a.m. at Yampatika. Bring a shovel, gloves, raincoat and water. Be dressed to get dirty.

Day of Caring connects people, community

Steamboat Springs is cleaner and happier, thanks to United Way's annual Day of Caring, which took place from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday.

Extension tries to balance cuts, service

County officials meet to discuss possible reorganization of popular office

During the past three years, the Colorado State University Cooperative Extension Service has cut 33 full-time staff positions, including field agents and specialists.

Horizons celebrates 30 years of service

What started as a simple spaghetti dinner 29 years ago has grown into a cornerstone of the annual social calendar. And what started 30 years ago as a group of parents meeting to talk about the overwhelming needs they had as guardians of developmentally disabled children has grown into Horizons Specialized Services, a nonprofit agency that serves 59 clients in five counties.

The Record for May 10

12:09 a.m. Two people reportedly were entering a hotel in the 700 block of Lincoln Avenue through a broken window. The police investigated and could not find anyone in the building matching the reporting party's description.

Tennis team faces stiff Tennis team faces stiff competition

Sailors tennis coach John Aragon knows there will be no easy matches in Pueblo this week during the Colorado State High School Tennis Championships.

Student films get spotlight

At 8:15 a.m. Monday, aspiring teams of filmmakers at Steamboat Springs High School were given their instructions. They had 66 hours, until 8:15 a.m. today, to complete a film. They could have no more than four people on their production crew, and the completed films could be no longer than 3 minutes, including credits.

Ex-chief to speak to board

Former Oak Creek police leader not revealing topic of talk

Former Oak Creek Police Chief Guytano Farnan will speak at tonight's Town Board meeting, but officials aren't sure what he wants to discuss.

Tuesday, May 10

Sailors topple Gladiators

Steamboat triumphant in first roundof playoffs

If there was any suspense heading into Tuesday afternoon's playoff game at Dudley Field, it was gone in the first few minutes.

Four times a charm for Soroco senior

Andy deGanahl owns May.

Council reviews base area plans

The Steamboat Springs City Council was mostly in favor of the major changes proposed for the base area, but members said buy-in from the private sector also was needed.

High water causes screen failure

Nonnative fish thought to be escaping from Elkhead

A screen intended to prevent nonnative fish from escaping during the expansion of Elkhead Reservoir has failed.

Ride raises money to help in MS battle

Alex Berger is hoping to convince 40 cyclists from Steamboat Springs to give up a weekend in July to help raise money for a good cause.

Affordable housing discussed

The Steamboat Springs City Council grilled housing authority members about the affordable housing opportunities at Fox Creek Village.

Man takes motorcycle for joy ride

A 24-year-old man was arrested Tuesday morning on suspicion of trying to steal a motorcycle he took on a test drive.

Carrie Requist: Examine director districts

It is a shame that Michael Loomis has to resign his position on the Steamboat Springs School Board just because he is moving within Steamboat Springs from one director district to another.

Robert Miner: Smoke not harmful

There has been no study by a legitimate scientific organization that has shown secondhand smoke to be harmful. I know that may sound unbelievable to many, but it is fact. Unfortunately, our City Council members are ignoring the facts as they succumb to the hysterical anti-secondhand smoke fanatics. But, as Aldous Huxley said, "Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored."

Teams to gather this weekend

Search and rescue members will train

The Steamboat Springs area will be buzzing with activity this weekend when search and rescue teams from across the state gather for a three-day training session by the Mountain Rescue Association.

Two arrests made after teen's accident

People suspected of supplying alcohol to girl

Two people were arrested on suspicion of supplying alcohol to a 17-year-old girl who was in a serious accident Saturday night.

The Record for May 11

Monday, May 9 6:12 a.m. A 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of criminal mischief for throwing water balloons at a home in the 2300 block of Val D'Isere Circle and breaking a window.

Rebecca Hanson: Protect roadless areas

I was disappointed and alarmed to read of the Bush administration's reversal of protections for the roadless areas in our national forests. It's another in a depressingly long list of conservation rollbacks intended to facilitate short-term economic benefits for a few while damaging America's natural heritage.

Clean Up Day opportunity to unclutter

Spring is in full swing, and for many residents, it's time to clear garages and yards of unwanted junk.

Planners to review Lake plat

The Hayden Planning Commission on Thursday will review a preliminary plat for the Lake Village subdivision.

Regionals final chance for Sailors

Relays to fight for top-three finishes

The Steamboat Springs girls track and field team heads to the Region 1 meet as the defending team champion and favorite once again this season.

Officials raise fire awareness

As the season for prescribed burns wraps up, fire officials are encouraging homeowners to do their part to protect their homes from wildfires.

Hayden's Sweetser, 400 relay win titles

Another week. Another record for Tyson Sweeter.

Hayden shows off sites

Every spring, male sage grouse strut their stuff in an entertaining mating ritual.

Senior Odyssey questioned

School Board discusses mandatory program

Some parents criticized the Senior Odyssey program, a new graduation requirement for seniors at Steamboat Springs High School, during Monday's School Board meeting.

Our View: Modular subdivisions hold promise

It's encouraging to see developers proposing Steamboat Springs neighborhoods featuring smaller, consistently designed modular homes.

Monday, May 9

Briefs for May 10

Sutherland to speak about his hostage experience

Harbor's days could be numbered

One-time landmark hotel heading for demolition

The prospective buyer of the Harbor Hotel plans to raze the structure and construct a new building at Lincoln Avenue and Seventh Street.

Former NFL player to speak

Seminar aims to inspire and encourage fathers

Ed Tandy McGlasson knows the importance of a father.

Lottery for affordable housing

A lottery will be held to determine who will get first crack at living in the affordable housing units in Fox Creek Village.

The Record for May 8

Sunday, May 8 2:31 a.m. A barking dog was reported in the 2900 block of Whistler Road.

Students to award money to nonprofits

Students from six area high schools will present $48,000 on Thursday to nonprofit organizations during an El Pomar Youth in Community Service program at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel.

School board member resigns

Steamboat Springs School Board member Michael Loomis announced at Monday's meeting his resignation, effective May 15.

Accidents involving teenagers looked at

Law enforcement officials continue to investigate two vehicle accidents that occurred this weekend involving teenagers and possibly drinking.

Sailors open playoffs vs. Widefield

After finishing the regular season 15-0, the Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer team will open the playoffs today seeded fifth in the state.

Sunday, May 8

Fitness testing helps athletes

You've invested in a new pair of running shoes and you're going to do more than cheer at this year's Steamboat Springs Running Series. Or perhaps you've been taking spin classes all winter and you're thinking about doing your first century ride. Maybe you've been training diligently, have enlisted the help of a coach and have your sights set on winning your age group at the Steamboat Triathlon.

Fighting men's depression

In Routt County last year, five people committed suicide, and all were men. The No. 1 cause of suicide is untreated depression. Men are least likely to seek treatment for depression and are most likely to die in their suicide attempts.

County seeks airport manager

Routt County is searching for someone to fill the new position of airport manager at the Yampa Valley Regional Airport.

Briefs for May 9, 2005

A Steamboat Springs teenager reportedly drove into a telephone pole in the parking lot at Howelsen Hill on Saturday night. The 17-year-old girl reportedly was driving under the influence of alcohol, Steamboat Springs police Officer Garrett Wiggins said.

Tom Ross: Piñon mice would do anything for cheesecake

The cold, wet weather of the past two weeks has been ideal for hay farmers and miserable for mountain bikers waiting for trails to dry out. However, any mountain biker who also has the good fortune to hold a permit for a whitewater raft trip on the Green or Yampa rivers doesn't have to look far for consolation.

Hayden author explores post offices

Early post offices, nestled in ranch homes and businesses, often were far off the beaten path. Many were in places such as Hardscrabble, Puma, Haybro and Eddy -- long-gone communities that exist only as memories of Routt County's boom-and-bust history.

Saturday, May 7

A spirited challenge

Participants make loops for education

Twenty years ago, a teary-eyed Cathy Krautkramer watched as children walked around the school track for a good cause.

One girl's struggle with addiction

For months, Melina Mitts had prayed her stepdaughter, Bryanna, would get arrested.

Our View: Build it, and they will come

Adequate, accessible parking is key to the economic health of downtown Steamboat Springs.

Author: Book stores help create community

Betsy Burton thinks all independent businesses contribute to a community, but she'd like to think that mom-and-pop bookstores play a special role.

Seniors shine in final projects

New class gives students a chance to try out career options

With their final days of high school quickly disappearing, the members of Soroco High School's Class of 2005 are working hard to prepare themselves for the road ahead.On Tuesday night, several of the students presented projects reflecting their personal interests and career goals to the South Routt Community.

Pastoral women speak

In southern Ethiopia, 30 women from remote tribes recently came together in discussion.

William Jeffrey Meckley-Kochenower

William Jeffrey Meckley-Kochenower, son of Veronica and Trenton Kochenower of Steamboat Springs, was born at 10:44 p.m. May 2, 2005.

Allen -- Cox

Dan and Susann Allen of Phippsburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Tara Danell Allen to Machia Wade Cox, son of Bill and Shan�--non Cox of Brighton, Tenn.

Leaving a legacy

Soroco Middle School students help community through day of service

On Friday, the newly roofed Four Seasons Rink was buzzing with activity.

Class notes for May 8

Sailors' movies featured in student film festival

Sound off for May 8

Too much secrecy No, I do not approve of the county commissioners' handling of the justice center. They operate in secrecy behind closed doors, release no documentation or information and this is a public issue funded with public money. Recall them all!

Malia Ann Graham

Malia Ann Graham, daughter of Wendy Lacko Graham and Jim Graham of Steamboat Springs, was born at 6:29 p.m. April 13, 2005.

Luis Angel Loya Camacho

Luis Angel Loya Camacho, son of Natividad Camacho and Jose N. Loya, was born at 10:45 p.m. April 21, 2005.

Kelly Ann Turner

Kelly Ann Turner, daughter of Crystal Turner and Jonathan Benesch of Hayden, was born at 6:33 a.m. April 26, 2005.

Economy of place

Economic Summit to explore ways sense of community stimulates business

Thomas Friedman is determined to convince all of us that the world is flat. Friedman is the well-known New York Times columnist and the author of a new book, "The World is Flat -- a Short History of the 21st Century."

Transactions for April 26-May 3


Forest Service building changes owners

The U.S. Forest Service building on E. U.S. Highway 40 proved to be a popular investment opportunity for buyers.

Tiger throwers excel

Sweetser, Bruchez two of program's best

Tyson Sweetser would like to dispel some myths about the discus.

Real estate sales start strong in 2005

Routt County's real estate market continued its record-setting pace in the first quarter of 2005.

Building permits for April 26-30

Bradley & Lara Craig 204 Hill Street Owner/Contractor Addition/Alteration $250,000

Ardeth Ramsey Bane Potter

Ardeth Ramsey Bane Potter, son of Heidi Nunnery and Kenneth Potter of Steamboat Springs, was born at 6:58 p.m. April 27, 2005.

Daniel Marlin Wagner: 1944-2005

Longtime Routt County resident Daniel Marlin Wagner passed away April 15, 2005, at his home following a lengthy illness. He was 60.

Loretta Van Norstrand: Editorial right on

The Steamboat Pilot & Today's editorial about the lengths the county commissioners will go to alienate citizens by keeping information from them was on target. Elected officials do not have permission to spend millions of taxpayer dollars to soothe their own wounded egos. County commissioners are public servants whose salaries and insurance benefits are paid by taxpayers and their actions should be accountable to taxpayers. Residents would like to have representative government and not be ruled by self-appointed kings and a queen.

Adam Mayo: River hypocrisy

I noticed that a certain Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. executive is adamantly opposed to anyone floating on water that passes by his property.

County hopes to move forward with justice center soon

With a necessary wetlands permit at long last in hand, Routt County leaders have their eyes firmly fixed on starting construction of a new justice center west of downtown.

Edwin S. 'Shorty' Cromer: 1927-2005

Former Steamboat Springs resident Edwin Simpson "Shorty" Cromer died March 24, 2005, in his home after a long illness. He was 77.

Delphia Gaskil James: 1915-2005

Delpha Gaskil (Butts, Blakeman) James of Fruita passed away April 25, 2005, at Larchwood Inn. She was 89.

De Wardt begins racing on the national map

Winston de Wardt has gone national.

Kent Vertrees: Rivers are for everyone and owned by no one

The Seedhouse Road Coalition and Andy Wirth's opposition to the Bucking Rainbow's commercial, river rafting operation on the Elk River has brought the "right to float" issue close to home.

David Moran: Successful event

Many sincere thanks to all who volunteered, participated and supported the first Masonic Child ID program at Elk Mountain Masonic Lodge No. 118 on April 30. This is a new program in Colorado and was well-received by the community. Despite the weather, we still managed to ID almost 250 children -- a great start.

Jesse James Strickland

Jesse James Strickland, son of Dusti Lee and Troy Wilbert of Steamboat Springs, was born at 2:36 a.m. on April 26, 2005.

Connor Thomas Chapman

Connor Thomas Chapman, son of Elissa and Jeff Chapman of Steamboat Springs, was born at 1:03 p.m. April 28, 2005.

Lauren Jackelyne Rodriguez-Velasquez

Lauren Jackelyne Rodriguez-Velasquez, daughter of Maria Soledad Velasquez-Banegas and Jose Omar Rodriguez-Flores of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, and Nuevo Leon, Mexico, respectively, was born at 10:52 p.m. April 21, 2005.

John F. Russell: New field would be turf-rific

We all know that April showers will bring May flowers.

Beholding birds

Local bird-watchers had a hard time deciding which bird-sighting was the most thrilling Saturday.

Friday, May 6

Dee Hubbard: Bear-proof? Nope

Now, about this bear problem. I've done on-site research.

Property valuations up

Homeowners in Routt County received their notices of valuation for tax purposes in the mail this week and quickly noticed a double-digit increase in the value of their property.

Ex-professor to speak Friday

Sutherland will talk about hostage experience in Lebanon

Inspired by the many Colorado State University graduates in Northwest Colorado, residents want to resurrect a long-defunct local alumni club.

News in brief for May 7

Craig man breaks leg in motorcycle accident A 61-year-old Craig man was taken to the hospital early Friday morning after a deer slammed into the motorcycle he was driving.

Group gets executive director

Stettner named to lead Historic Routt County

Historic Routt County has named its first executive director, a part-time paid position that is being filled by Arianthe Stettner.

Lincoln Day Dinner tickets selling fast

Tickets are selling quickly for the Routt County Republicans' annual Lincoln Day Dinner on May 14.

Sailors earn first regional title

After years of teaching tennis, Steamboat Springs coach John Aragon got to witness a first Friday: the Steamboat Springs girls tennis team winning its first regional title.

Rain Drop Water target of burglary again

A Downhill Drive business was burglarized for the fourth time in three years when someone used a stolen Jeep to break through the front door.

The Record for May 7

Thursday, May 5 2:06 a.m. A 41-year-old woman was found dead in a hot tub in a private residence in the 4000 block of Whistler Road. The police are investigating the incident.

Man arrested on suspicion of theft

A 21-year-old man suspected of breaking into six vehicles and attempting to steal stereos was arrested Friday morning.

Thursday, May 5

Music calendar for May 6

Tonight ¤ Worried Men When: 10 p.m. Where: Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill, Fifth Street and Lincoln Avenue Cost: Free Call: 879-3773


Sailors soccer team fights Battle Mountain for perfect record

Perfection never comes easy.

For the love of opera

Traditional opera and daytime dramas alike

There is a reason daytime TV dramas are called soap operas, and it doesn't have that much to do with laundry detergent.

Meat plant not recommended

Residents cheer against proposal, express variety of concerns

The Routt County Planning Commission recommended Thursday that a proposal for a meat-packing plant in Milner be denied.

Identity theft can happen to anyone

Identity theft can happen to anyone, just ask the Steamboat Springs public safety director.

Base area plans get close look

Community has chance to review ideas

Consultants have developed three alternative plans to improve the ski area base, all entailing significant changes to the mountain area.

4 Points picks for May 6

Tonight ¤ Cabaret When: 6 and 9 p.m. (today and Saturday) Where: Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel and Conference Center Cost: $30 reserved seating, $25 general admission. Tickets are available at the Depot Art Center. Why you should go: Forget laughing at your own mistakes; laugh at everyone else's.

Hayden looks at sidewalk rules

Two-wheeled transport, motorized and nonmotorized, was the focus of a Hayden Town Board meeting Thursday.

Series spotlights musical variety

In the opera "Goldilocks and the Three Bears," mild-mannered Goldilocks has become an escaped convict and is holding up the three bears for their fur coats. The moral of this upside-down story, all told through singing, is that everybody should and can enjoy opera.

Drama queens 1st

Hayden High School students overcame scattered practices and sound problems to take first place in a drama competition Friday.

Arts calendar for May 6

Ongoing ¤ "Musical Chairs," the signature art pieces for the 2005 Strings in the Mountains season, is on display in a rotating show at Wells Fargo Bank, First National Bank of Steamboat Springs, Alpine Bank, Vectra Bank and the Bank of the West through June.

Cabaret goes late night

Annual production gives residents chance to laugh at local spoofs

As sure as the melting snow, each spring, residents get the chance to sit back and laugh at themselves and the people they have elected into office.

By locals, for everyone

Off The Beaten Path giving artists venue to showcase pieces

Nicolette Powell knew about the demand, but she was unsure about the supply.

Group wants call for peace

In 1870, Julia Ward Howe called for a Mother's Day for Peace.

The Record for May 6

Wednesday, May 4 1:16 a.m. Two people reportedly were arguing outside a bar in the 1000 block of Hillpoint Drive. They were issued warnings and are not allowed to return to the bar.

Briefs for May 6

41-year-old woman found dead in hot tub

Clinics provide starting point for soccer season

In the next few weeks, soccer coaches and players will be reunited on playing fields across Steamboat Springs.

Spirit kicks off series

The Spirit Challenge officially will kick off the 2005 Steamboat Springs Running Series on Saturday.

On scene for May 6

Powder hounds When some of the snow we'd been waiting for all winter finally came last week, it was hard to ignore the Steamboat Ski Area.

Wednesday, May 4

Third-grade business lesson takes off at airport

Students learn about aerospace, industry during field trip

A group of third-graders clapped and cheered Wednesday as a small plane lifted from the runway at Steamboat Springs Airport. The spectacle was an exciting finale to the Soda Creek Elementary School students' studies about aerospace, wind and lift.

Baseball fan wins pass to Haymaker

When his phone rang Monday morning, Steamboat Springs resident Chris LeVan had no idea it was going to change his day.

Sharing resources, not funds

Fund Board, county school boards meet to discuss tax

Members of Routt County's three school boards will discuss how to better share resources already secured through Steamboat Springs' half-cent sales tax for education.

County hears Milner proposal

Meat processing plan draws ire

The Routt County Regional Planning Commission tonight will consider a proposal for a beef processing facility in Milner.

Birdwatchers flock to event

Yampatika's 10th annual Birdathon to be held Saturday

Birdwatchers are expected to flock to Yampatika on Saturday to take part in the organization's 10th annual birdathon.

Modular homes proposed by river

Two Steamboat Springs businessmen are seeking city approval for a new manufactured-home subdivision on the city's west side.

Steamboat faces test vs. Battle Mountain

Sailors girls soccer team remains undefeated, 14-0

Fourteen games into the season, the players on the Steamboat Springs girls' soccer team still have no idea how it feels to lose.

52 ticketed under bear law

Enforcement of new trash rule elicits growls from residents

The city's enforcement of a new bear ordinance had some residents growling Tuesday.

Tuesday, May 3

Father George moves on

At 69, Msgr. George Schroeder thought he would retire as the priest of Holy Name Catholic Church in a year.

Courting first regional crown regional crown

Steamboat tennis girls play in Delta

Last year, the Steamboat Springs girls tennis team was built to win. It had the depth in singles and doubles teams to take the school's first girls' regional title

Where the Old West lives on

Maybell offers rare glimpse of large horse drive

For mothers who love horses and who don't care about sleeping in on Mother's Day, there's no better place to be on Sunday than the Maybell Community Park.

CSAP reading scores released

Strawberry Park Elem�entary School leads Routt County in third-grade reading scores for the 2005 Colorado Student Assessment Program.

LIFT-UP campaign raises funds for new building

LIFT-UP of Routt County has kicked off its capital campaign to construct an 8,100-square-foot building for its Steamboat offices.

Smoking ban passes 1st vote

Council agrees to outdoor restrictions, loosens 25-foot rule

The Steamboat Springs City Council further clarified restrictions in its nonsmoking ordinance during the first reading Tuesday.

Booster Club is looking for a lift looking for a lift

Half of the varsity sports offered at Steamboat Springs High School are not funded by the school district.

Briefs for May 4

Commissioners approve grants from museum tax The Routt County Board of Commissioners approved several grants from local historic organizations for additional funds from the Museum and Heritage Fund tax.

Brees heads to Alamosa

Eight months ago, Ryan Brees walked off the 18th green at the Country Club of Colorado into an uncertain future.

Christopher Mraz: Housing hope

I am having a hard time figuring out whether our City Council is for or against providing affordable housing to the residents of Steamboat Springs. They certainly like to pay lip service to affordable housing; Kathy Connell said that helping people find affordable housing is "practical and noble," and that their goal should be "to create affordable housing. The government should be seeing a net gain in affordable homes."

Robbery suspect's bond stays

A judge refused to lower bond for a teenager accused of armed robbery to allow her to go to a drug treatment center.

Lewis and Betty Kemry

After reading the article in the April 14 Steamboat Today, our family feels great concern for the future of the Lithia Springs. We think the entire 7.8 acres, gifted to the city by Mr. Gossard, should be respected, protected and preserved as open space.

Our View: Reconsider plans

Routt County appears to have won the prolonged battle about where to build the new justice center.

Parking recommendations approved

The Steamboat Springs City Council had no objections to the recommendations made by the downtown parking focus groups.

Monday, May 2

Steamboat rolls past Delta

Kelly Labor and Linsday Ellis provided the fireworks early Monday as the undefeated Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer team rolled to another win.

County to chip-and-seal roads

Responding to concerns from bicyclists and motorists, the county will use smaller-than-usual rocks when it chip-and-seals two sections of road this summer.

Briefs for May 3

A training class of noxious weed management will be offered starting May 12.

Meeting planned on ID theft

The Steamboat Springs Police Department is holding a meeting Thursday to educate people about the fastest-growing crime in America: identity theft.

City to celebrate National Day of Prayer

Steamboat Springs will join communities across the country Thursday to celebrate the 54th annual National Day of Prayer.

The Record for May 3

12:39 a.m. A loud party was reported in the 2500 block of Evergreen Lane. The residents were warned and advised.

Safeway seeks permit to add Starbucks

The Steamboat Springs Safe�--way store has applied for a city permit to allow it to add 600 square feet and a Starbucks coffee shop.

Man pleads guilty to cocaine charge

A 31-year-old man pleaded guilty to possessing cocaine Monday as part of a plea bargain that dropped a felony charge of distributing cocaine.

CHSCA to offer tests for athletes

The Colorado High School Coaches Association is trying catch up to several states when it comes to helping prep football players on the recruiting trail.

Tennis team ends season with sweeps

The Steamboat Springs girls tennis team made history Monday.

YVRA investigations wrap up

Airport probe focuses on improperly dumped oil, paint

Investigations into alleged improper conduct at Yampa Valley Regional Airport are mostly finished, although claims that oil and paint were improperly dumped still are being investigated.

Sunday, May 1

Ban decision may be delayed

City considers waiting for smoking bill in state Legislature

The first reading of a smoking ban ordinance will come before the Steamboat Springs City Council on Tuesday.

News in brief for May 2

LIFT-UP center closed through Wednesday The LIFT-UP Donation Center will be closed through Wednesday because of a lack of space for all the generous donations that have been given.

Monday Medical: Poll: Women need more sleep than men

Breakfast in bed may be one way to treat mom on Mother's Day. However, research reveals that it might be an even greater treat to allow her sleep in or take a nap to catch up on much-needed rest.

The Record for May 2

Saturday, April 30 12:43 a.m. A report of threats was made in the 500 block of Lincoln Avenue.

Volunteers needed for Day of Caring

From washing windows to gardening, United Way has dozens of ways for residents to participate in its annual Day of Caring.

Tom Ross: Just give a whistle

Do you know what's in your backcountry emergency kit?

I knew without looking that the heavy orange space blanket was tucked inside my green Mountainsmith daypack. It never leaves that pack except when I add it to my large backpack for an overnighter. With the help of a few feet of parachute cord, it makes a decent shelter.