Friday, September 30
A big chocolate cake and a bouquet of colorful flowers sat on the desk waiting while Linda Koile was sworn in as Oak Creek's police chief Friday.
Burned out after 10 years as a newspaper photographer and only 30 years old, Dan Price started to ask questions. "I started questioning all the things we take for granted," Price said. "Do I have to spend all this money on a mortgage and car payments? Could I just go live in a tepee?"
Hundreds of relatives, friends and community members gathered at a memorial service Friday to remember Adele Dombrowski, a 17-year-old Steamboat Springs High School senior who died last weekend.
The committee looking at graduation requirements for Steamboat Springs students met for the first time last week.
Sailors holds on for 31-30 victory in fourth OT
Ben DeLine called it the biggest kick of his life. Staring at the uprights and the possibility of a fifth overtime, the sophomore placekicker drilled the point-after attempt through the posts, giving the Steamboat Springs football team a 31-30 victory against Montezuma-Cortez on Friday night.
Unless you are educated, it's easy to be taken for hundreds or even thousands of dollars when buying jewelry.
A magnitude 4.1 earthquake shook Steamboat Springs near midnight Friday.
Employees working to make city environmentally friendly
City employees hope to make Steamboat Springs a little greener. About a dozen city employees recently joined together to form a "Green Team" to investigate environmentally sound ways to conduct business.
Thursday, September 29
Sleater-Kinney "The Woods" Available at All That Jazz for $14.99
Riverhouse, DU form educational partnership
Anyone stepping through the door of the Victoria H. Myhren Gallery in Denver this month will be awed by a 6-foot-tall print of "Box Canyon" by John Walker.
Seven months after first considering legal action against the Steamboat Springs School District, the teachers union filed a lawsuit against the district about alleged policy violations.
After years of dreaming about a plastic-covered jump at the base of Howelsen Hill, Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Nordic Director Todd Wilson finally can see the light at the end of the tunnel.
An autopsy report about the death of 17-year-old Adele Dombrowski is expected to be completed today, Routt County Coroner Rob Ryg said.
The Mount Werner Water and Sanitation District will take financial responsibility for inadequate fire flow in seven Steamboat Springs neighborhoods, its board of directors said Thursday.
Eric Hecox is hoping to find diplomatic thinkers from across Colorado who will usher in a new era of water policy-making in the state.
The Colorado Department of Education has recognized five Routt County schools for improvement or sustained achievement on standardized tests.
Tonight ¤ Muse Mason When: 8 p.m. Where: Hahn's Peak Cafe, 61070 Routt County Road 129, Hahn's Peak Cost: Free Call: 871-1495
Although Bob Pensack published his story of survival more than 10 years ago, the story did not end when the ink dried.
Saturday ¤ Aryeh Copa will give a slideshow of his photos of skiing in Argentina at 10 p.m. at Levelz in Ski Time Square. Call 870-9090.
Tonight ¤ Steamboat Springs Arts Council Free Friday Film Series continues with "Central Station" When: 7 p.m. today Where: Centennial Hall, 124 10th St. Cost: Free; donations are welcome Call: 879-9008 Why you should go: "Central Station" was directed by Walter Salles, also the director of "The Motorcycle Diaries."
The Tao Jones doesn't have a frontman. The music is passed from band member to member, and each takes his turn holding and changing the form of the song.
It seems as if the entire city has learned how to salsa since Robin Getter opened The Center for Movement Arts.
Show of sketches Curator R.C. Dieckhoff was about to smile his cheeks right off his face. He was glowing with pride as art lovers filed into the Depot Art Center for the show of sketches by Diego Rivera.
Once upon a time, games against the Battle Mountain volleyball team were gimmies. Those days are gone.
Public art is funded with public money, and Steamboat Springs city officials want to know how they should proceed in developing their first public arts program.
Wells Fargo Bank officials hope to solve several problems with the completion of a construction project under way in the alley behind its downtown Steamboat Springs location.
The spread offense has made its way to Southwest Colorado.
A plan for the ski base area is one step closer to adoption.
Wednesday, September 28
With hopes of luring developers, the city and county have come up with a more flexible plan for the area west of Steamboat Springs.
A Steamboat Springs doctor accused of grabbing a female employee by the arm and shoving her through a door pleaded guilty in Routt County Court on Wednesday to a misdemeanor harassment charge.
Candidates for Steamboat Springs City Council, Steamboat Springs School Board and Hayden School Board positions had their first chance to speak Wednesday during a forum held by First Impressions of Routt County.
If members of the Steamboat Springs High School golf team are uptight about next week's state golf tournament, they didn't show it while hitting golf balls at Catamount Ranch & Club on Wednesday.
Former Sailor has career year at James Madison University
Bayli Stillwell, a 2003 Steamboat Springs High School graduate and a junior at James Madison University, recently received a prestigious honor from the Colonial Athletic Association.
As Hayden officials look to 2006, they expect growth -- residential and commercial -- to begin to figure into the town's budget.
Students from across Routt County have raised more than $10,000 for Hurricane Katrina victims during the past couple of weeks.
Steamboat man accused of assaulting 7-year-old boy
A 43-year-old Steamboat Springs man accused of sexually assaulting a boy had his case bound to District Court on Wednesday after a judge ruled there was enough information to try the man.
The Steamboat Springs High School volleyball team returned from its longest road trip of the season with a 1-2 record.
Three teenagers were detained by Steamboat Springs police officers and Routt County Sheriff's Office deputies early Wednesday after someone reportedly saw them breaking windows at Soda Creek Elementary School and Steamboat Springs Middle School.
Tuesday, September 27
This fall marks the fifth straight year in which the number of full-time students attending Colorado Mountain College's Alpine Campus has increased.
Steamboat Springs police officers stopped about 400 vehicles during Friday night's roving sobriety checkpoints and made no arrests for alcohol-related offenses.
County commissioners take a look at subdivision proposal
Members of the Routt County Board of Commissioners liked a subdivision plan they saw Tuesday, but they also mentioned possible improvements.
Becky Burdick isn't comfortable yelling.
Pikes Peak loomed in the background as nine Steamboat Springs High School mountain bike riders raced to a team title at the Colorado High School State Mountain Bike Championships on Saturday.
A Craig teenager who helped rob a man on the Yampa River Core Trail was sentenced to three years in a community corrections program.
An updated planning document will guide recreation in part of North Routt County.
Continental flights to Houston nearly full in August
The 50-passenger Continental Airlines jets leaving Yamï¿½--pa Valley Regional Airport for Houston were nearly full throughout August.
Residents shouldn't be alarmed this week if they see groups of Hayden Middle School students examining the leaves and bark of trees in front of homes and businesses.
An Oak Creek couple charged with stealing from the Wagon Wheel Homeowners Association in Stagecoach pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to felony theft.
As Hayden officials look to 2006, they expect growth -- residential and commercial -- will start to figure into the town's budget.
Monday, September 26
Builders plan deed-restricted townhomes
A Steamboat Springs contracting firm plans to build 20 new townhomes in West End Village.
The Steamboat Springs School District now has legally up-to-date policies about what materials students and adults can distribute at schools.
Whenever Moffat County and Steamboat Springs meet on a playing field, fans can expect a heated contest.
Early goals give Moffat an edge over Steamboat
The problem for the Moffat County boys soccer team this season has been holding onto early leads. At least for one night, the problem was solved.
CMC offering parenting classes on Tuesdays Colorado Mountain College is offering "Becoming a Love and Logic Parent/Teacher" during four Tuesday classes. The classes are from 6 to 9:50 p.m. Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25. They teach practical techniques for raising children to make responsible decisions. The cost is $43 for in-district residents. Call 870-4444.
Members of the Routt County Board of Commissioners will share their thoughts today about a proposed subdivision just south of Steamboat Springs' city limits.
Newlyweds' gifts stolen from condominium A newlywed couple reported Sunday that cash, checks and a scratch lottery ticket were taken from the Crosstimbers condominium, where they were staying.
The Steamboat Springs High School tennis team decided to postpone Monday's match against Alexander Dawson after the unexpected death of classmate and team manager Adele Dombrowski during the weekend.
The Routt County Board of Commissioners will vote today on a recreation plan for the North Routt area.
As soon as Steamboat Springs School District officials learned that a 17-year-old senior had died at her home, they began preparing ways to provide support for students, parents and staff.
When the Bureau of Land Management's Little Snake Field office set out to revise its Resource Management Plan, officials wanted public input.
Monday, Sept. 26 4:07 a.m. A man reportedly was swearing and talking loudly in the 3300 block of AprÃs Ski Way. The area was quiet when officers arrived.
A 20-year-old Steamboat Springs man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of purchasing alcohol and making it available to Adele Dombrowski, a minor.
Kudos to office I would like to stand up and speak out in appreciation of our Routt County Sheriff's Office.
Buildings are eye sores With our city demanding that the construction of residential and commercial buildings conform to the Western look prevalent here, to which I agree, it was surprising the see that Gart Sports and other new buildings in Wildhorse Marketplace were allowed to build some of the most unattractive, non-Western-looking buildings in Steamboat.
Sunday, Sept. 25 1:50 a.m. A fight was reported in Oak Creek. An arrest was made.
Efforts to put political spin on the difference between the federal responses to hurricanes Katrina and Rita are, we think, poppycock. As Earl Black, a political scientist at Houston's Rice University, told The Associated Press, "My view is that it's not wise for anybody to make too much partisan hay out of tragedies."
Sunday, September 25
Steamboat teenager 'knew how to love'
News about 17-year-old Adele Domï¿½browski's death spread across Steamboat Springs in a series of cell phone rings. By evening, more than 50 teenagers had gathered at the home of Kris and Jim Stouffer, Adele's mother and stepfather, to talk about the life of the girl everyone wanted to be.
Nancy McClelland Wilson has a hard time imagining her grandfather trying to take his three children across the country from Steamboat Springs to New York state by stagecoach and train. She is having a harder time researching this legendary man she never knew.
Local woman volunteers to help four-legged hurricane victims
Stacy Cannon's awareness of the tragedy in New Orleans began as she watched TV, just as the rest of the United States did. But unlike many, who were watching CNN, Connor saw beyond the people being rescued. She looked past the waterlogged homes and the people walking waist deep in fetid water, and she saw animals in the background, clinging to rooftops without food, water or anyone to rescue them.
At first, Dr. Bob Pensack was looking for a volunteer opportunity to help Hurricane Katrina victims in Louisiana. He was willing to buy a plane ticket or jump in his car. Instead, he discovered there was a need just miles away in Denver.
Saturday, Sept. 24 12:18 a.m. A burglar alarm sounded in the 1800 block of Ski Time Square Drive.
Man hospitalized after vehicle accident At about 12:15 a.m. Sunday, 46-year-old Thomas Barker rolled his 2000 white Toyota Tundra pickup after losing control on a curve on Routt County Road 25. The truck was a half-mile south of Oak Creek when it rolled once down a steep embankment and came to a stop on its wheels, according to a press release from the Colorado State Patrol.
Saturday, September 24
Our country is flooded by 11 million illegal aliens who have sneaked across our southern border in violation of our immigration laws. It is as if the Mexican government wants to colonize the U.S. with its surplus population. They have a special ministry set up to furnish help and advice on how to sneak through the border, get forged papers, etc. President Fox is pressing for a blanket amnesty. Just what we need in a country that is already overpopulated.
Arianna N. Aguilar, daughter of Lorena Villegas and Ivan Aguilar of Guayaquil, Ecuador, was born at 4:05 a.m. on Sept. 9, 2005.
Passing referendums C and D makes sense. It makes business sense to regain Colorado's competitive edge in attracting companies and investors who look for quality schools, an educated work force and adequate transportation.
Thanks to fundraising, elementary schools put rock climbing into PE curriculum
On Thursday morning, fifth-graders at Soda Creek Elementary pulled, stepped and hefted their way along a 60-foot-long traverse rock-climbing wall. They climbed quickly, using their hands and feet. They looked for their next moves while trying not to fall to the mats below.
Alternative-medicine healers of the Yampa Valley
Next Sunday, Steamboat Springs High School will be filled with evidence that the area's approach to medicine is changing. For the second year, healers from the area will gather for the Yampa Valley Holistic Fair.
A meandering sidewalk is like an artery through the River Place co-housing community. It connects cottage-like homes and classic covered porches with benches, cruisers and baby strollers.
Nancy Spooner opens new business in 90-year-old house on Main Street
The first thing Oak Creek residents asked Nancy Spooner when they found out she had bought the lavender house on Main Street was whether she planned to paint it.
When it comes to disasters, citizens not only expect action from their government -- they deserve it.
Leaves changed on cue this year. As soon as the calendar hit Sept. 22, the official first day of autumn, the aspens responded with a show of bright yellow. This week and the next, as the changing aspen colors reach their peak, will be the best time to get outdoors on foot or by car.
The Steamboat Springs City Council was right to postpone plans for a new artificial turf field adjacent to Heritage Park west of the city. The field's cost and the emergence of other options are the reasons the city should wait. The concerns of Heritage Park homeowners are less valid.
Newspaper promotes two into editor roles The Steamboat Pilot & Today recently promoted Brent Boyer and Meg Wortman into editor roles with the newspaper.
Lane Marcus Ray, son of Michelle and Mathew Ray of Craig, was born at 6:36 p.m. on Sept. 9, 2005.
Yampa resident Richard Ernest "Dick" Jones died Sept. 19, 2005, at his home after a brief illness. He was 87.
Longtime Oak Creek rancher Dan Henry Knott died Sept. 11, 2005, at his home on Trout Creek. He was 87. Dan was born March 12, 1918, to Henry and Ella (Pense) Knott in Baird, Neb. He came to Routt County when he was 2 years old and settled on a ranch between Yampa and Phippsburg by the Yampa River. He moved to Trout Creek in the 1930s.
Longtime Oak Creek resident Ray Revere died at his home Sept. 18, 2005. He was 78.
Former Steamboat Springs resident Betty Pauline Gray passed away on Sept. 12, 2005. She was 76. Betty had been a resident of Grand Junction since 1985.
Matteo is Rotary Student of the Month Katie Matteo, Steamboat Springs High School Senior, was honored as Rotary Student of the Month at the Tuesday meeting of the Steamboat Springs Rotary Club. Katie is the daughter of Bob and Nona Matteo.
Monday, Sept. 26 The Oak Creek Public Library is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Toponas Public Library is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Yampa Public Library is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 23 Midnight Officers reportedly arrested a 19-year-old man on a fugitive of justice warrant after they responded to a noise complaint in the 1000 block of Steamboat Boulevard.
Saturday, Sept. 17 Elbert Vernon Hawkins, 25, Steamboat Springs--Disorderly conduct (Steamboat Springs Police Department)
When the members of the Steamboat Springs golf team teed off for this year's regional golf tournament, nobody was expecting much.
Steamboat, 4-1, second in Western Slope
Steamboat Springs' overtime win Friday against Moffat County is a blur to lineman Lane Shipley.
Steamboat beats Evergreen, Greeley West
The Evergreen and Greeley West tennis teams hadn't lost a dual match until they came to Steamboat Springs on Saturday.
Sound Off excellent I would like to say that Sound Off is an excellent place for people to Sound Off when they feel intimidated by other people. I think you should keep it anonymous because there are a lot of people who are scared to say anything. I think a lot of the people who want everyone on record are the ones doing the intimidating.
Nothing stands out more in a small community than a first-class library. It's a meeting place for all ages. It's a resource for young and old. It's a statement that the community values education, life-long learning and communication with the rest of the world.
Elias Roland Bourgeois and Maddox Matthew Bourgeois, sons of Shelly and Matt Bourgeois of Steamboat Springs, were born at 4:45 a.m. and 4:56 a.m., respectively, on Sept. 4, 2005.
Jamison Abigail Taylor, daughter of Stacey and Kelly Taylor of Aurora, was born at 12:02 p.m. on Aug. 28, 2005.
After seven years of design and committee meetings, the East Routt Library District is coming before the voters to ask for money.
New tastes for Senior Odyssey
Kim Mayer, a Senior Odyssey teacher at Steamboat Springs High School, has sensed a more positive feeling in the classroom this school year.
University of Colorado ski coach Richard Rokos has taken a sudden interest in football this fall.
Routt, Moffat economies intertwined
At one time, Routt and Moffat counties were one big county with a collective interest in agriculture.
Kort Harrison Mosbey, son of Rebecca and Michael Mosbey of Hayden, was born at 7:39 p.m. on Sept. 9, 2005.
Steamboat beats Palisade, 3-2
Rob Bohlmann spent Wednesday, Thursday and Friday doubling as coach and team psychologist.
Friday, September 23
Oak Creek honors employee for 25 years of service
When most people accomplish 25 years at a job, they get a bouquet of flowers or a watch. Nancy Crawford got a street named after her.
When a holding penalty stalled a Tigers' drive at the 14-yard line in the fourth quarter, Paonia Eagles coach Jeremy McCormick knew the key to winning was keeping the Hayden offense off the field.
Grand Valley tops Soroco, 47-6
Watching the Grand Valley football team execute to near perfection Friday, it was hard to believe the team hadn't won before its game against Soroco.
Sailors stop Bulldogs at goal in 1-point win
One inch. For Moffat County football players, it's a distance that will conjure up nightmares; for Steamboat Springs players, it's a distance that equals pure bliss.
Steamboat Springs recognized for gains on assessment
Steamboat Springs Middle School has been named a "2005 Gain-Maker School" for its continued improvement in math during the past three years.
Thursday, September 22
Every piece of art has an entry point -- a doorway through which you pass and disappear into someone else's way of seeing things. Jessica Maynard's work should always be entered through the eyes. It's the thing that sets her work apart from that of other photographers.
David Gray "Life in Slow Motion"On sale at All That Jazz for $15.98 David Gray does sad better than anyone. He's more despondent than Coldplay. He's more pensive than Ben Harper. He may even be giving Patsy Cline an all-time sad-song run for her money.
Steamboat Springs residents enjoy living in a small town with open space and recreational opportunities, and they want to see more done about those priorities, according to a community survey.
Whether Hayden needs more residential projects weighed heavily on the minds of Hayden Planning Commission members Thursday.
Read about who's who Who was I and what did I know before McSweeney's? Not very much, I now realize. I have been living in isolation for so long that I do not know what is cool. I am a failing snob. Which is why I was so happy to see that my lifeline back into "the know" has returned.
Steamboat, Moffat even matchup
Success can be dangerous when a team comes to expect it. Moffat County, a playoff participant last year, learned that lesson Sept. 16 after losing what it thought was a winnable game at Eagle Valley.
Tonight The formal opening reception for "The Brilliance Before the Brush: Diego Rivera" is from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Depot Art Center, 1001 13th St. The show will be on display through Oct. 16. Call 879-9008.
When Sons of Nothing band members play as themselves, they tend toward a brand of rock 'n' roll that sounds like Yes or the Alan Parsons Project or even a guitar-driven Weather Report. But when they are playing as Sons of Nothing, the Pink Floyd tribute band, their style is a strict, note-for-note reproduction of the original thing.
Tonight Before the Brush: Diego Rivera" When: 5 to 7 p.m. Where: Depot Art Center, 1001 13th St. Cost: Free Call: 879-9008 Why you should go: If you didn't go last week, you owe it to Steamboat's art scene.
When Carol and Gary Berman built their home in Steamboat Springs, they wanted the space to reflect their values. With a few design changes, they were able to design a kitchen that followed kosher guidelines.
The screen at Centennial Hall has been blank for more than a year while the Steamboat Springs Arts Council worked to determine the future direction of the popular Free Friday Film Series.
The students in Susan Kipfer's English Composition II class have something to write about. For two weeks, class discussion centered on the planning of tonight's spaghetti feed fundraiser for victims of Hurricane Katrina.
I wondered where those 100 words went. On March 1, after the cannon blast echoed off the snowdrifts in Strawberry Park and we were done raising our glasses to Hunter S. Thompson, I went back to my desk and edited all my thoughts, feelings and the exact dimensions and fire power of our cannon into the shortest essay of my life.
Two men were sentenced Thursday in District Court for drug possession.
Water attorney says city prevailed at RICD hearing
Steamboat Springs' water attorney says it was the city that prevailed during a hearing with the Colorado Water Conservation Board on Tuesday, despite comments otherwise from a water board staff member.
Not only did LIFT-UP of Routt County receive a $120,000 capital challenge grant from the Gates Family Foundation of Denver -- it also received more money than it requested.
Wednesday, Sept. 21 4:09 a.m. Construction workers reportedly were heard before 7 a.m. in the 1800 block of Central Park Drive. The workers were cited for early construction work.
Tonight Live jazz When: 7 to 10 p.m. Where: Three Peaks Grill, 2165 Pine Grove Road Cost: Free Call: 879-3399
Songwriter writes about being a twentysomething
Kate Laurel Smith's biggest fans are people just like her. They are teenagers and twenty-somethings who are trying to carve their own paths while trying to ignore a world of voices telling them to do more, do faster and do it all by age 30.
I scoffed when my sister called me and recommended that I read "My Sister's Keeper." I told her that I don't read sappy chick books, especially ones that deal with sisters.
On any given day, Steamboat Springs High School Principal Mike Knezevich will see nearly two dozen students carrying lacrosse sticks.
Wednesday, September 21
The Colorado Water Conservation Board says it has evidence that the city of Steamboat Springs is asking for too much water in its recreational water right application.
Under old plan, city residents paid more plant costs than others
Steamboat Springs City Council members took the first step this week toward approving a new sewer rate structure. Members approved the first reading of two ordinances that, if approved on second reading, would set a base monthly rate of $6.77 for all residential customers.
The Hayden School Board on Wednesday approved a plan that will benefit schools while bumping up teachers' retirement payments.
Town Board also will consider installing water meters for residents, businesses
Team Off the Back has spent the summer racing around the clock. Most recently, the foursome of Brad White, Essam Welch, Nate Juden and Matt Hannon won the men's expert division of the Kona Global Series mountain bike race Sleepless in the Saddle, at Snow Mountain Ranch near Granby.
Rams host Cards on Friday night
Soroco High School volleyball coach Betsy Photos is trying to instill her confidence into a young, developing squad.
A Grand Junction man was killed instantly Wednesday night in a two-vehicle accident one mile east of Hayden.
Every child learns differently, and a presentation tonight is aimed at helping parents and community members understand the Montessori method of educating children.
An Oak Creek woman was arrested Sunday night after the vehicle she was driving rolled south of Steamboat Springs.
Sailors capture third regional title
In sports, timing can be everything. On Wednesday, the members of the Steamboat Springs High School golf team proved it to the best high school golf teams on the Western Slope by winning the regional golf tournament at the Yampa Valley Golf Course in Craig. It was perfect timing for the Sailors, who had not had a tournament victory this season.
Why the Steamboat Springs School District will have a $6.8 million fund balance for cash flow purposes will be "the big discussion this year."
When Ronna Autrey lost her son to suicide four years ago, it took months before she could get out of bed and a year and a half before she could speak about it in public.
Tuesday, September 20
United Way kicked off its 2005 campaign last week with a local goal of raising $500,000, the most in the organization's history.
Locals battle blazes from Hurricane Katrina's aftermath
For the past two weeks, retired firefighter Craig Lodge has been living out of a tent in New Orleans' French Quarter, working 16-hour days and waiting for the sound he has become accustomed to hearing: sirens signaling another fire.
E.F. McSweeney scowls when he talks about "poetry syndrome," an affliction affecting poets whose verses are thick with innuendo and light on rhyme.
Tigers prepare for homecoming
Hayden football coach Shawn Baumgartner is going back and forth about whether this year's Paonia squad is better than the team his Tigers defeated a year ago.
City wants to look at another location for potential artificial-turf field
The Heritage Park area will not be getting a new ball field anytime soon. Steamboat Springs City Council members voted unanimously Tuesday night to not move forward with plans for an artificial-turf field between the east side of Christian Heritage School and the west side of the Heritage Park subdivision.
Spectators filled the stands at Dry Creek Park on Sunday to watch rally cars maneuver jumps and tight corners during the Colorado Cog Rally.
Steamboat Springs wins league match in four games
Missy Chotvacs remembers Moffat County dominating her Steamboat Springs teams in middle school.
Almost all Routt County public schools met federal standards for student progress during the 2004-05 school year, according to results released Monday by the Colorado Department of Education.
Residents with a knack for art have less than two weeks to submit their entries for the Hayden centennial logo contest.
The Hayden Planning Com-mission on Thursday will consider a proposal for 48 townhomes at the base of Golden Meadows.
On Thursday, Hayden High School students will ponder math and history while wearing their finest formals.
The Hayden School Board tonight will consider a work-stipend option that would help district employees boost their retirement benefits.
Monday, Sept. 19 7:16 a.m. A gas skip was reported in the 600 block of Lincoln Avenue.
Student thespians needed to audition for fall play Steamboat Springs High School students are invited to audition for this fall's production of "Raceworld One."
Unbeaten Hayden, Paonia face off for homecoming
Hayden football coach Shawn Baumgartner is going back and forth about whether this year's Paonia squad is better than the team his Tigers defeated a year ago.
After Tuesday's practice round at Yampa Valley Golf Course in Craig, Steamboat Springs High School golf coach Steve Dodson said he's not worried about Montrose's team.
A Steamboat Springs man was arrested Saturday on suspicion of stealing a car.
Parents, community members and anyone else who wants to better understand the Steamboat Springs School District's budget are invited to a meeting tonight.
Members ask Routt County commissioners to keep eye on district efforts
Steamboat Springs City Council members want to see the low fire-flow issue in the Mount Werner Water and Sanitation District resolved. Members voted Tuesday night to send a letter to district officials outlining their key concerns, which include the urgency and importance of the issue.
Monday, September 19
The Pueblo South Tournament offered the members of the Steamboat Springs High School tennis team one last chance to sharpen their tournament skills.
Regional summit to explore solutions to community issues
One-quarter to one-third of residents in the Yampa Valley struggle economically.
With the Nov. 1 election approaching, it's time for residents to get their voting plans in order.
The Steamboat Pilot & Today and KRMR Radio are sponsoring the 2005 Election Forum on Oct. 5.
Down in Baton Rouge, La., where the temperatures are in triple digits and the humidity is high, lies another Steamboat Springs.
City will take a look at plans for artificial turf in Heritage Park area
Steamboat Springs City Council members tonight will discuss the city's stalled plans to build an artificial-turf field in the Heritage Park area.
Irwin manages tough course to take Mid-Amateur title
The Colorado Golf Association's Mid-Amateur Championships featured three different leaders during the three days event was held in Steamboat Springs.
Meeting attendees prefer architecture on a human scale
On Monday night, Steamboat Springs took a personality test. Architect Barry Petit turned the lights out in Centennial Hall and began a subtle but complete psychological examination of the 25 residents who came to steer the physical appearance of the new Bud Werner Memorial Library.
Children invited to attend Hodgepodge story-time Bud Werner Memorial Library invites children ages five and younger to Hodgepodge story-time, from 3:30 to 4 p.m. every other Thursday.
Sunday, Sept. 18 12:04 a.m. Fifteen to 20 adults reportedly were drinking and being loud in the 400 block of Blue Sage Drive. The party was warned.
Sunday, September 18
Annual Search and Rescue fundraiser is Sept. 27 The 10th annual Routt County Search and Rescue fundraiser is from 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 27 at Bear River Bar and Grill.
Students explore ways to document agricultural properties and culture
Architect Ekaterini Vlahos worries that important history and lessons are lost when farms and ranches disappear.
Colorado Cog spectators enjoy race in Hayden on Sunday
Spectators filled the stands at Dry Creek Park on Sunday to watch rally cars maneuver jumps and tight corners during the Colorado Cog Rally.
Saturday, September 17
It isn't even October yet. But statewide Referendum C already has generated more election rhetoric than any two ballot questions have in recent election cycles.
This time of year, fly fishers or rare late-season tubers usually occupy the cool waters of the Yampa River. But on Saturday, more than 2,000 yellow rubber duckies bombarded the river.
Search and Rescue members quick to help in crises
The first thing you learn when you join the Routt County Search and Rescue team is how to pack.
Jesse River Morris, son of Robyn and Kevin Morris of Steamboat Springs, was born at 2:12 a.m. Sept. 8, 2005. He weighed 7 pounds and 7 ounces and was 19 inches long. His sibling is Miranda Sky Morris. His grandparents are Carolyn and Maynard Morris of Kaysville, Utah, and Mary Ann Watkins of Wheat Ridge.
Clarissa "Criss" Fetcher died Sept. 7, 2005, at Doak Walker Care Center. She was 90.
Sigda's Green Chili Beer. Laughing Lab Scottish Ale. Boysenberry Nectar. Captain Hickenlooper's Flying Artillery Ale. These frothy brews were just four of about 50 unique and cleverly named beers sampled by attendees of Saturday's Steamboat Mountain Brewfest.
In theory, Saturday was an off day for the Steamboat Springs football team.
West Grand wins against Soroco, 21-19
The Soroco Rams and West Grand Mustangs battled until the game's final play Saturday night.
On Nov. 1, voters will have the opportunity to renew the existing Routt County Ranchlands and Natural Areas Program by voting yes on 1A.
The Steamboat Springs School Board is scheduled to vote next week on a change to its policies regarding the distribution of materials in schools. As it stands, the new policy would set specific guidelines for when and where adults not associated with the schools can distribute non-curricular material to students on school grounds.
GRASSY CREEK HOLDING COMPANY, LLC TO BAKER, JACK FOR GRASSY CREEK AT MT. HARRIS FINAL PLAT Lot: 31 - $331,500
On Tuesday, we anticipate that city staff will receive additional funding from the City Council to construct an artificial turf multi-purpose field outside city limits and immediately adjacent to the residential area of Heritage Park.
Kelly Ann Middleton of Steamboat Springs and Antony Leonard Amadeo of Merrimack, N.H., were married in a sunset, mountaintop ceremony performed by the Rev. Larry Oman at the Steamboat Ski Resort.
John and Michelle McCullom of Baltimore, Md., announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebekah Elizabeth McCullom, to Stephen Jay Moss, son of Judy and Jeff Moss of Columbia, Md.
Over many years, the Northwest Colorado Dental Coalition has emerged as a tireless advocate of children's dental services both in the prevention and intervention arena. They continue to see children in our area with serious dental problems.
Four teenagers were injured Friday night when the teenage driver lost control of the car they were riding in and crashed, according to a police report.
Longtime Steamboat Springs resident Lillie Mae Shupp died Sept. 5, 2005. She was 87.
Former Hayden resident Colleen Joan (Hayes) Kowach died Sept. 6, 2005, in Silver Lake, Kan. She was 65.
After the Hayden High School football team's easy wins against junior varsity squads, it was ready to face a varsity opponent.
The Soroco Rams fell behind early and never really recovered in their volleyball match Saturday against West Grand.
Saturday, Sept. 17 1:50 a.m. A man reportedly was assaulted at a business on Lincoln Avenue. The man was treated for head lacerations. There is no suspect, but the situation is under investigation.
The Hayden High School volleyball team's four-match win streak was snapped Thursday by a loss to Little Snake River.
The price of pizza just went up at the pump
Three-dollar-a-gallon gasoline is taking some of the dough out of your neighborhood pizzeria.
As Hurricane Katrina relief efforts continue, western Colorado is reaching out by providing housing assistance to many displaced families and individuals. Alpine Bank is taking steps to help people who have been relocated to the area by waiving ATM transaction fees for those with accounts from Gulf Coast-area financial institutions.
Lucas Robert Smith, son of Mishelle and James Smith of Phippsburg, was born at 8:07 a.m. Sept. 7, 2005. He weighed 7 pounds and 5 ounces and was 19 inches long. His siblings are Chris, Destini, Cotton and Tyler. His grandparents are Robert Koler Jr. of Phippsburg, Lynn Koler of Arvada, and James and Maryann Gabbard of Indiana. His great-grandfather is Robert Koler Sr., of Oak Creek.
I totally agree with Ulrich Salzgeber's letter to the editor Sept. 14 regarding the anonymity of Sound Off. He articulates the issues exceptionally well. Sound Off may have entertainment value, but it is beneath the journalistic standards found elsewhere in the Steamboat Pilot & Today.
Shane Henry Savalox, son of Heather and Todd Savalox of Steamboat Springs, was born at 2:41 p.m. Sept. 8, 2005. He weighed 7 pounds and 10 ounces and was 20 inches long. His sibling is Kira Savalox. His grandparents are James and Christine Savalox of Livonia, Mich., Mary Morgan of Plainwell, Mich., and the late Mike Caurdy.
MacKenzie Rose Moyer, daughter of Kristin and Edward Moyer of Hot Sulphur Springs, was born at 2:37 p.m. Sept. 2, 2005. She weighed 7 pounds and 7 ounces and was 19 inches long. Her sibling is Madison Jane Moyer. Her grandparents are Ed and Bunny Moyer of Craig, Mike Dickinson of Fort Collins, and Susan and Ted Williams of Estes Park. Her uncle is Nick Moyer of Craig.
We recently moved to Steamboat and enjoy your paper daily. We are so impressed to read the "found items" and especially the story of the woman who lost her diamond, which was found and returned.
Company hires hurricane's unemployed
Ron Spangler left Colorado this week for Houston and a job fair he thinks will be different from any he's attended. Spangler is the human resources manager for Peabody Twentymile Coal Company in southwestern Routt County. When he gets to Texas, he hopes to offer good job opportunities to people who had their lives turned upside down earlier this month.
Flat Tops offers good views, fishing
For a classic backpacking loop that can be done in a weekend, look no farther than the Flat Tops Wilderness Area.
There should be a law that parents have to go fishing with their children at least once a summer.
An investment group has purchased the empty retail spaces at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel.
Unique. According to a dictionary definition, it's something that is one of its kind; without equal or equivalent.
Friday, September 16
Crop Walk organizer Tim Selby describes the event as a metaphor. As hundreds of people walk from the Meadows parking lot to the Stock Bridge Transit Center, he imagines them walking side by side with people from around the world who walk to find food for their families.
The Steamboat Springs Sailors already have beaten a Class 5A team and a Class 4A team this season. On Friday night, they added the defending Class 3A state champions to their list of victims, downing the Rifle Bears, 14-12.
Gubernatorial candidate Bill Ritter visits Steamboat
Tucked into a corner of Creekside Cafe and Grill, democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill Ritter answered questions, asked some of his own and laid out his plans for Colorado's future during a visit with local democrats and the public Friday.
Second annual event brings residents together
Friday marked the second annual Mexican Independence Day celebration in Steamboat Springs, and it also marked the change in the community in just one year.
Flying down a county road at 90 mph and fishtailing around corners with only dust clouds visible in the rearview mirror. It's hard not to smile when riding in a rally car.
Thursday, Sept. 15 6:46 a.m. Police officers reportedly searched the home of a man who was arrested on drug possession charges earlier this week. The man was worried about his dog, so officers took the dog to the shelter. Officers did not find any additional drugs during the search.
A proposed subdivision in Stagecoach is three steps closer to approval. In a meeting this week, Routt County planning commissioners approved three out of five applications toward the Red Hawk Village subdivision, according to county planners.
The uniforms and players were identical for both halves of Friday afternoon's softball doubleheader between Steamboat Springs and Rifle. But the performances were drastically different.
Third- to sixth-graders can sign up for chorale Spaces are available for youth singers in grades three through six who would like to rehearse with the Youth Columbine Chorale from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday at United Methodist Church. Rehearsals will culminate in a holiday concert Dec. 8. Registration is $41 through Colorado Mountain College. For more information, call instructor Kathy South at 736-2630 or CMC at 870-4444.
Most people who were stopped by Steamboat Springs police during a DUI checkpoint this year approved of the measure, according to a report city officials reviewed this week.
Thursday, September 15
If a new sports complex is built in Northwest Colorado, there are two chances it will be near Hayden. Steamboat Springs, Hayden and area officials met Thursday to discuss possible sites for a sports complex that would be used by Triple Crown Sports and area residents.
Former Steamboat Springs Olympian Jim "Moose" Barrows has never forgotten growing up on the slopes of Howelsen Hill.
City Council considers draft of proposed changes
If the mountain town area's design changed, what would it look like?
Exhibiting work from a turning point in art history could mark a turning point for the art community in Steamboat Springs.
In lieu of a slogan, Rifle's football coaches chose a bull's-eye as this year's team theme.
Study halls required for failing students; leadership class offered
Soroco High School students who don't turn in assignments and start failing a class will face mandatory study halls during lunch this year.
In the past four months, five people have committed suicide in Routt County. As the number of suicides continues to add up, area mental health workers feel overwhelmed and unsure about how to help those who are suicidal.
At this time four years ago, I was locked out of the United States. My little blue passport meant nothing. The borders were closed, and no one knew when they would open again.
After reaching the lofty heights of No. 5 in 2003 and No. 10 last year, Steamboat Ski Area ranked 11th among North America's ski resorts in the latest annual poll conducted by SKI Magazine this week.
Live albums should be listened to with a measure of gratitude. For years, I refused to listen to recorded music. Live music was music, I said, and studio music was something completely different. It was orchestrated and layered. It was engineered and pieced together in takes. It was a musical sculpture, a soundboard Frankenstein more than a heartfelt performance.
Before the volleyball season, Steamboat Springs coach Wendy Hall tabbed the Glenwood Springs hitting duo of Leah Hinkey and Leanna Lawson as tops in the league.
Filling the Love Buck-It The Love Buck-It show at Hilltop Bar & Grill was a fun mix of the kind of people who drink more hot tea than beer and the kind of people who live most of their waking life on a bar stool. Singer Amber Voiland brought in a good cross section of her life, from school teachers who had known her since childhood to the people who saw her play the out-of-tune piano at Geeks Garage's once-legendary open mic nights to that woman shouting, "Play Lynrd Skynrd" from her place at the bar.
¤ Mariachi Sol de Mi Tierra (part of the Mexican Independence Day celebration) When: 5 to 8 p.m. Where: 10th Street in front of City Hall Cost: Free
Perry Mansfield's wine tasting gets better with age
This is the 10th year that Steamboat Springs' performing arts lovers will board a gondola car and disappear into the evening for a night of music, wine and food.
¤ Opening reception for "The Brilliance Before the Brush: Diego Rivera" When: 5 to 8 p.m. Where: Depot Art Center, 1001 13th St. Cost: Free Call: 879-9008. Why you should go: If an exhibit of work by Diego Rivera comes to Steamboat Springs and you don't go, I'm going to be sooooo disappointed.
The history of the mariachi is the story of Mexico. They were the bards who traveled from village to village, singing stories and spreading news. And in the time of revolution, they were the ones who inspired the masses with music.
It's not every day that you hear a rock band for children, but that's precisely what was created after Lisa Mathews had her first child.
Museum looking for actors to help with Cemetery Tour Tread of Pioneers Museum is looking for actors to play historical characters during a Cemetery Tour on Oct. 20 and 21. Call Candice at 879-2214 for more information.
Many journalists wish they could live like Paul Kemp, one of Hunter S. Thompson's most famous literary semi-heroes.
Tonight Opening reception for "The Brilliance Before the Brush: Diego Rivera" will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Depot Art Center, 1001 13th St., in conjunction with the Northwest Colorado Mexican Cultural Festival and Mexican Independence Day celebration. The show will be on display through Oct. 16. Call 879-9008.
Don't put too fine a point on it. The annual Steamboat Mountain Brewfest is about beer, and lots of it.
The Hayden Town Board on Thursday unanimously approved a liquor license for a new store in Hayden. Herman and Nancy Venzke of Craig want to put a liquor store in vacant space in the front of their shop, A-1 Auto, on the northeast corner of Jefferson Avenue and Walnut Street.
Wednesday, Sept. 14 8:26 a.m. Someone reportedly pumped gas at a gas station in the 900 block of Weiss Drive and could not pay for it. The person left a driver's license with employees and said he or she would be back the next day. When the person did not return, police were contacted.
With the school year already in full swing, Steamboat Springs School District administrators, teachers and staff members continue to negotiate a salary and benefits package.
The list of past Leckenby and Larson Award winners reads like a history of Routt County. They are the people who built the foundation of the valley's economic and cultural future. Although many of them have passed away, others are hard at work, making sure the community does not lose its Western heritage and sense of community, even as it continues to grow.
Wednesday, September 14
By the time golfer Rick DeWitt arrives in Steamboat Springs this week, he will have had his fill of golf. He played 44 holes Tuesday en route to finishing ninth in the U.S. Golf Association's Mid Amateur Championships, which were held in Tennessee. After getting knocked out, the seven-time champion of the Colorado Golf Association's Mid Amateur Championships boarded a plane and headed back to Colorado so he could be in Steamboat Springs on Friday for the opening round of this year's CGA Mid Amateur at Haymaker Golf Course. The tournament is open to qualified golfers over the age of 25.
The Steamboat Springs Running Series comes to an end Sunday with the 19th annual Steamboat Pilot & Today Run for Literacy.
Steamboat Springs Running Series director Heather Eller will resign after the season.
Tuesday's contest between Steamboat and Eagle Valley was the type of game that should give coach Rob Bohlmann nightmares. The Sailors and Devils finished the contest locked in a scoreless tie, but when you consider that Steamboat played the majority of the game down a player and lost star goalkeeper Bjorn Lickteig midway through the first half, the final score might have been the best part of the afternoon.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill Ritter will talk to residents and answer questions about his candidacy Friday at Creekside Cafe and Grill in Steamboat Springs.
A Steamboat Springs man pleaded guilty Wednesday in district court to growing marijuana. Grey Edward Schumacher, 26, pleaded guilty to marijuana cultivation, a Class 4 felony, and marijuana possession as part of a plea agreement reached earlier this month with District Attorney Kerry St. James.
For the first time in its 23-year history, Routt County United Way officials are asking residents to donate half a million dollars during their annual fundraising campaign, which kicks off today.
First Impressions run raises money for graduates
The Steamboat Springs Running Series is encouraging its youngest racers to support the continuing education of Routt County high school seniors by racing Sunday.
As Autumn Johnson and Lizzie Stoll painted the final touches on a slab of sidewalk in downtown Steamboat Springs, they described what their picture meant.
New dental coalition provides much-needed care
Since Debi Harmon became executive director of the North--west Colorado Dental Coalition in March, she has been witness to some of the most atrocious tooth and gum decay in children she has seen.
U.S. Forest Service officials have lifted the closure of a 38,400-acre area surrounding the Wolverine Fire smoldering in the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area.
The Hayden volleyball team is off to its best start in years after getting its fourth win in as many matches Wednesday. Hayden defeated Western Slope League newcomer Coal Ridge, 19-25, 25-15, 25-23, 27-25, in the new Silt high school.
The Steamboat Springs High School softball team won its first two games of the season during the two-day Eagle Valley Tournament last weekend.
Routt County election officials hope the ballots cast by residents will be a little more secure this November.
Tuesday, September 13
Inevitably, J.D. Paul's out-of-town friends ask, "So, what is there to do in Hayden?"
Mount Werner has claimed countless gloves, water bottles, skis and Frisbees. But on Sunday, it could not claim Catherine Matthewson's diamond ring.
Senior Odyssey, math, physical education and foreign language requirements are some of the areas Steamboat Springs School Board members say should be reviewed when high school graduation requirements are revised this fall.
With a stroke average of 71.2, there is no question that Paul Berry is among the top golfers on the Western Slope this season.
Students, faculty and residents are invited to meet the finalists for Colorado Mountain College's Alpine Campus dean position tonight at the Depot Art Center.
A road adjacent to the Three Forks Ranch can be built, Routt County commissioners decided Tuesday night. The commission denied the outfitting lodge's appeal to the county's decision to allow road access to an oil-well site on Bureau of Land Management property.
City Council members, county commissioners discuss Urban Growth Boundary
Six owners who wanted to be part of future urban development plans will have to wait.
Hayden School District had a bus involved in an accident for the second time in a week Friday when one of its buses slid off a Moffat County road and went down an embankment. No one was hurt.
Police say suspect was driving erratically, had more than 23 grams of cocaine
A man was arrested late Monday night on suspicion of possession of more than 23 grams of cocaine, Routt County Sheriff's Office officials said.
Herman Venzke already has two preferred wine lists from residents hoping he will open a new liquor store in Hayden.
Residents throughout the region have contributed to a Hayden woman's efforts to help victims of Hurricane Katrina.
A $20 fundraiser ticket could win you a trip to the 2006 Major League Baseball All-Star festivities in Pittsburgh.
The Hayden volleyball team notched one of its biggest wins in years Saturday, defeating North Park, 24-26, 25-22, 21-25, 25-20, 15-13, in Walden.
Last week, Hayden students began taking tests that will help teachers set learning goals and track students' progress.
Yampa Valley Medical Center's decision not to re-establish its air ambulance service was the right one.
Anyone who might be looking for free orange juice and a cookie Thursday should consider donating blood during the Bonfils Blood Drive at Yampa Valley Medical Center.
Monday, September 12
The boys in red and white were celebrating after Monday's soccer game at Dudley Field.
Members to vote on distribution issue next week
After months of tabling the issue, Steamboat Springs School Board members had a first reading of revised policies on what materials students and adults can distribute at schools.
Routt County officials are continuing their search for a manager at the Yampa Valley Regional Airport.
After a quiet first half, Soroco senior Nick Rangel exploded for 133 yards in the second half of Friday's football game leading the Rams to a 21-0 victory against Saratoga in Wyoming.
Routt County commissioners tonight will review the county's decision to allow road access to an oil well site on Bureau of Land Management property near the Three Forks Ranch.
A hairless fox that has disrupted life in Steamboat Springs neighborhoods for more than a year is dead.
Routt County commissioners and Steamboat Springs City Council members will discuss whether six applicants' parcels of land should be included in plans for future urban development.
12:07 a.m. A noise complaint was reported in the 700 block of Walton Pond Circle.
It's that time of year again when a parade of yellow duckies bob their way down the Yampa River.
Ski jumper Clint Jones wrapped up the 2005 summer Grand Prix with two top-20 finishes and a lot of momentum as he heads toward the World Cup season and the 2006 Olympics.
It wasn't the state tennis tournament, but Steamboat Springs coach John Aragon thinks that the Western Slope Open might be every bit as challenging.
A man hunting during the weekend was kicked by a horse and had to be airlifted to Yampa Valley Medical Center.
Steamboat hurricane relief efforts raise thousands
Never underestimate the power of the modest bake sale.
Sunday, September 11
They auctioned off Helen and Henry Rehder's worldly possessions on a breezy September Sunday on the east side of Lake Catamount, where Harrison Creek tumbles out of the mountains.
Car catches on fire at Hayden Speedway A car racing at the Hayden Speedway caught on fire Saturday night but did not result in any injuries.
Steamboat Springs School District enrollment is up 31 funded students from projected counts for this school year, according to preliminary numbers.
An 18-year-old man was arrested this weekend after the truck he was driving rolled over on Colorado Highway 131.
Saturday, Sept. 10 2:16 a.m. An angry patron was reported at a bar in the 1000 block of Highpoint Drive. The person was asked to leave and did not want to, but eventually left.
On Sept. 11, 2001, Irene Meyers was driving with her longtime friend Noreen Moore into New York for an extended visit.
Saturday, September 10
Event honors agriculture's role in county
The fourth annual Ranch Renï¿½--dezvous is a collaboration of the Community Agriculture Alliance and Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. that seeks to bring attention to the county's agricultural industry, particularly to people who otherwise might not be exposed to it. The event was held at the base of Steamboat Ski Area.
After two season-opening routs against junior varsity teams, it's tough to tell whether the Hayden High School football team is ready for league play.
The Routt County commissioners on Tuesday discussed and passed a resolution supporting referendums C and D. As a former county commissioner, I want to share with you and Routt County residents how important it is that Colorado pass referendums C and D this November.
Steamboat Ski Area's budget beefs up snowmaking, grooming
Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. is investing in more firepower this fall to help ensure snowboarders and free skiers get to play in the terrain park a little earlier this season. It's part of an announced $1.5 million capital budget.
Kids encouraged to start making a difference now
What author and illustrator Kristin Joy Pratt-Serafini most wants children to know is that they can make a difference. That's why, when talking to Soda Creek Elementary School students Wednesday, she told them the story of how she published her first children's book at age 14. Called "A Walk in the Rainforest," it was an ABC book that introduced plants and animals alphabetically. Her illustrations were done with markers.
Stop in Dave Fisher's shop for bike repairs, advice or good conversation
Dave Fisher's new shop in Oak Creek isn't your typical bike shop. Instead of selling mountain bikes, jerseys and clip-in shoes, he offers bike repairs, free advice, intriguing conversation, a history lesson or two, Internet access and an occasional ride on his 1948 Schwinn Town and Country tandem bike.
He won't let a skiing accident change him. Instead, he'll change the world.
The doctor told him feeling might return to his legs in the next two weeks. If the feeling hadn't returned by then, it probably wouldn't.
Kari Doerr is a flipper: She buys old homes or properties needing work, fixes them up and sells them for a profit.
At 125 mph, the view of the county roads near Hayden and Steamboat Springs become a blur of dust, vegetation and heart-pounding adrenaline.
The 2006 Winter Olympics begin Feb. 10 in Torino, Italy.
Steamboat Springs city officials are right to begin discussions about a new community center. However, efforts to have a plan in place before the November election are misguided.
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Like many Americans, Mary Ann and Perry Ninger have painful memories of Sept. 11. For them, the day and its aftermath were particularly difficult because they were in Steamboat Springs, not New York City, when the terrorist attacks occurred. The couple moved to Steamboat from New Jersey two months before Sept. 11. Mary Ann Ninger had worked in the World Trade Center for 10 years, and her husband worked just across the street.
Paul Draper gulped hard Aug. 30 when no one responded to his request for quotes on an order of a few thousand gallons of gasoline and diesel. Draper, director of the Routt County Road and Bridge Department, orders fuel for the county's entire fleet of vehicles, including heavy equipment used by his department and smaller cars and trucks used by other county employees.
An electric energy created by a gathering of readers and writers filled the Sheraton Steamboat Resort's ballroom Saturday. The 13th annual Literary Sojourn brought together 400 enthusiastic book lovers and five authors for a day of speeches, book discussions and conversations celebrating a love for books.
Health care statements get buried in the bill pile.
Barclay joins Steamboat Village Brokers Steamboat Village Brokers has announced the addition of Ryan Barclay to its real estate firm.
Few cross-country teams in Northwest Colorado will agree to compete in Steamboat Springs.
The Steamboat Springs High School football team was able to get by without a passing game for two weeks.
Friday, September 9
With a trial date for a recreational water right application looming in about a month, the city of Steamboat Springs and the Colorado Water Conservation Board continue to refuse to settle outside of court. This week, the Steamboat Springs City Council sent a letter to the water board stating that the board's most recent proposal did not "provide a productive basis for settlement."
Several hunters were cited Wednesday for hunting deer and elk with guns during archery season in the Big Red Park area north of Steamboat Lake.
Looking every bit like one of the state's elite Class 3A teams, Palisade defeated Steamboat Springs 29-0 Friday in Grand Junction.
Soroco Rams give their rivals a competitive round
The high school volleyball season is only a week old, but on Friday night, the atmosphere inside the Soroco gym seemed more fitting for a late-October playoff game.
Those who wear contact lenses know how annoying it can be to put them in, take them out, clean them and, of course, deal with dust, strong winds and water. But the options for eye care continue to get better, said Dr. Craig Eckroth, an optometrist at Eyecare Specialists.
A number of Routt County businesses, nonprofits and individuals are leading charitable efforts to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Nine of 11 sold to underage buyer working for police
Nine liquor stores received citations Thursday night for failing to check the ID of an underage man attempting to purchase alcohol. The busts occurred during compliance checks performed by Steamboat Springs police officers.
Soup Bowl Supper is the fundraiser everyone can participate in. Tickets are only $20, which covers dinner, dessert and a handmade ceramic bowl to take home.
Thursday, September 8
Montrose might have one of the best prep golf teams in the state of Colorado, but on Thursday, Steamboat's Paul Berry stole the show at the Yampa Valley Golf Club in Craig.
During the first three years of the Humble Ranch benefit, organizers were able to raise about $8,000 to cover the operating costs involved with running an outdoor education and therapy center for children and adults with special needs. During the fourth year of the benefit, they added an element to the annual barbecue and trail ride -- the sale of original artwork. That helped them raise $25,000.
Festivities include art display by more than 200 students
For weeks, nine girls have been practicing traditional Mexican dances in the living room of Fabiola Katthin's home in preparation for the Mexican Independence Day celebration planned for Sept. 16.
Plan will provide clear guidelines to help Hayden's future development
Hayden Planning Commission members were satisfied Thursday after their final review of a new land-use code.
My first thought was, "Get down from there. You're making a scene."
We gave Amber Voiland a great send-off in 2003 with a CD release party and an opening slot at the Big Head Todd and the Monsters concert.
In 2002, Travis Mayer thrilled the hometown crowd by winning a Gold Cup competition in Steamboat Springs and earning an automatic spot on the U.S. Olympic mogul team.
Tonight ¤ Opening reception for "12 x 12," an exhibit of work by artist members of the Steamboat Springs Arts Council is from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Depot Art Center, 1001 13th St. The show will be on display through Oct. 16. Call 879-9008.
12:14 a.m. An employee in the 500 block of Lincoln Avenue reportedly heard someone banging on the doors and windows of the business while she was waiting for her ride. The person suspected of banging on the doors and windows was gone when officers arrived.
Tonight ¤ Opening reception for "12 x 12," an exhibit of work by artist members of the Steamboat Springs Arts Council When: 5 to 7 p.m. Where: Depot Art Center, 1001 13th St. Cost: Free Call: 879-9008. Why you should go: For those anal retentive types who love grids, this is the art world -- neat, orderly, contained in a box.
Tonight ¤ Live jazz When: 7 to 10 p.m. Where: Three Peaks Grill, 2165 Pine Grove Road Cost: Free Call: 879-3399
Opening showcases big things in small packages
You don't realize how small a canvas 12-by-12 inches is until you walk into a gallery full of square images that size.
The days may be numbered for Steamboat's renowned hairless fox.
This time of year, golden bales of hay are neatly lined in meadows -- reminders of agriculture's prominent role in the Yampa Valley.
On Thursday, Jennie McQueen's first meal of the day was a bag lunch. She had been sleeping on a cot in a shopping mall since Tuesday. She had not showered and was working from sun up to sundown.
The Steamboat Springs boys soccer team got off to a rough start this season with a 9-0 loss to Mountain View on Wednesday in Loveland.
Despite its youth, the Palisade football team advanced to the state semifinals last season.
The varsity teams are not set, but one thing is certain: The Steamboat Springs girls cross-country team is young.
The Steamboat Springs girls softball team traveled to Granby and ran into three talented small school programs during the weekend.
Tuggle reaches plea agreement, avoids death penalty
John Rollins Tuggle of Hayden has pleaded guilty to kidnapping and raping his 12-year-old daughter in Idaho.
Happy ending Our favorite survival story continues toward a happy ending.
Residents of Steamboat Springs read books en masse. We graze across the shelves of our bookstores and libraries with one mind, chewing the same sentences and story lines, which is what makes Literary Sojourn such a perfect event for our community. It's also what makes Ruth Ozeki a perfect choice for this year's lineup.
Kanye West "Late Registration" On sale at All That Jazz for $14.99 Let me begin by making myself a social pariah. "Late Registration" is supposed to be the biggest album of the year. It's "the new 'Speakerboxx'," or so I was told.
Air ambulance too expensive, officials say
Yampa Valley Medical Center will not re-establish its air ambulance service, the hospital announced Thursday. Hospital officials said an air ambulance is not economically feasible.
Alpine Enrichment Program discussions at 7 p.m. Wednesdays
This winter's Colorado Mounï¿½--tain College Alpine Enrichment Program spans the gamut from online romance to Mormonism, from life on Mars to life on the border.
Wednesday, September 7
The City Council may require developers to have development plans in place before tearing down buildings.
The city wants to strengthen its sign code and may increase the amount of time staff spends enforcing it.
Residents to be asked about half-cent sales tax for education
Before asking voters to approve the half-cent sales tax for education, a survey will be conducted to learn what Steamboat residents want the tax to be used for and whether they would support it again.
Steamboat golfers look for more at home tournament
It was clear after Wedï¿½--nesï¿½--day's third-place finish that the members of the Steamboat Springs High School golf team are focused on getting back on top of the Western Slope League.
The Hayden High School volleyball team is .500 after four matches this season.
The adult soccer enthusiasts of Steamboat Springs aren't ready to put their cleats away just yet.
Clarissa "Criss" Fetcher of North Routt County died Wednesday at Doak Walker Care Center. She was 90.
The Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors donated $8,000 this year to Routt County organizations through the Colorado Association of Realtors Housing Opportunity Foundation.
Weston, Lukenses reach podium
Patrick Weston is ready for more.
A Craig man accused of choking his wife until she passed out had his case dismissed in Routt County because new evidence indicates the alleged assault happened in Jackson County.
Much could have been different for the seven Yampa Valley Medical Center nurses who went to the Gulf Coast to assist with Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.
Tuesday, September 6
Planning Commission to consider final draft onThursday
When Russ Martin stepped in as Hayden Town manager, two big goals stood out among items on his to do list: Devise a new comprehensive plan and establish a new land use code.
3:46 a.m. A rock reportedly was thrown through a window of a hotel in the 2200 block of Village Inn Court. Police officers took a report.
City Council members are concerned about neighborhoods in the Mount Werner Water and Sanitation District that might not have enough water to fight fires.
Shifting a proposed artificial turf field from a parcel of land next to Christian Heritage School to Steamboat Springs High School is not an option, City Council members were told Tuesday.
Parents will learn about Professional Learning Communities
Change is happening at Hayden schools, but so far, much of it has been behind the scenes.
Recent cases in Routt County raise questions about the prosecution of individuals who commit sexual offenses against children.
A 23-year-old woman was rescued Monday after dislocating her shoulder while rock-hopping near Fish Creek Falls in Steamboat Springs
Commission to vote Thursday
The future of Steamboat Springs' mountain village is on the table again Thursday night, when Planning Commissioners will consider adopting a plan that would guide future development at the base of Steamboat Ski Area.
The Soroco Rams opened their football season on a positive note Saturday with a resounding victory against Rifle's junior varsity squad in Rifle.
The greens, fairways and tee boxes at Haymaker Golf Course will be full today as more than 100 of the state's top prep golfers converge here for the Steamboat Invitational.
A man who allegedly stabbed another man with a pocketknife on Sunday had his bond set at $20,000 Tuesday in Routt County Court. He had not bonded out as of Tuesday afternoon.
Small things -- a clean shirt, pillow or box of crayons -- can make a big difference when you've lost everything.
Hayden Valley Elementary School students got the school year off to a jiggy start Tuesday. Following their teachers' lead, they danced their way into a morning assembly to the music of "Celebrate" and "We are Family."
Pair charged with embezzling more than $38,000
Two women arrested Friday on suspicion of stealing thousands of dollars from a Steamboat Springs hotel allegedly did so by keeping former employees on the payroll and cashing their checks for themselves.
Seven local nurses who traveled to the Gulf Coast to assist in Hurricane Katrina relief efforts returned safely to Steamboat Springs on Monday.
Monday, September 5
Oak Creek's Labor Day event serves as happy send-off
Jake Schwan descended from the sky into a crowd of cheering people for the last time Monday during Labor Day celebrations in Oak Creek.
Tickets are available for the GrandKids Family Fun Festival to be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 17 at Strings in the Mountains Music Festival Park. Entertainment includes the award-winning children's music of "Milkshake," comedy and juggling by We're Not Clowns, family games and Pickles the Clown.
Zirkel blaze grows slightly over weekend
About a dozen new wildfires were reported throughout Northwest Colorado during the past few days, but all have been contained.
A man from Lakeland, Ga., was arrested on suspicion of stabbing another man Sunday night.
1:35 a.m. A noise complaint was reported in the 2400 block of Ski Trail Lane. Police issued a warning.
Sunday, September 4
Ethel Meyer Finley and Charles McGee were reunited with an old friend Saturday afternoon at Steamboat Springs Airport. The two veteran pilots were invited to climb into the backseats of a pair of screaming yellow World War II era T-6G trainers.
Wild West Air Fest plays to people's wonder with planes
Flying a radio-controlled airplane can be more difficult than flying the real thing.
When J. Paul Ganzel watches his 10-year-old daughter, Haley Ganzel, trick ride, he can't help but think of the day she was born.
A Heritage Program hike to the Windy Ridge Archaeological site is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. The cost is $12, and participants must sign up through Yampatika. Participants must be 12 and older for the five-mile round-trip hike that offers spectacular views of Rabbit Ears Pass. The program is sponsored by Tread of Pioneers Museum, Yampatika, Historic Routt County and the U.S. Forest Service. Call 871-9151.
Soccer team not looking back to last season
Finding the desire to improve on last soccer season is not a difficult task for Steamboat Springs senior Chad Oliver.
12:16 a.m. A noise complaint was reported at Fourth and Oak streets. Police issued a warning.
After Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, registered nurse Eve Stephenson had a deep desire to go and help.
A 42-year-old hunter who got lost in the woods Saturday found his way out Sunday morning.
Saturday, September 3
New teachers join the ranks of Steamboat Springs School District educators
Editor's note: Following are short bios about some of the new middle school and high school teachers in the Steamboat Springs School District. Elementary school and some middle school teachers were introduced in the Aug. 28 Steamboat Pilot & Today.
After years of searching, Holy Name's new priest found his calling
If every priest comes to the church with a gift, Father Ernest Bayer arrived with his past. What he learned in the two decades it took him to reach the priesthood is what makes him special. His own path gives him compassion for young people struggling with their faith, and it helps him reach out to people of other denominations with an open mind.
Steamboat Springs resident Charles Edward Hogue died Aug. 25, 2005, at the Doak Walker Care Center in Steamboat Springs. He was 89.
Dream homes come in all different shapes and styles.
Back to School Night at Soroco High School and Middle School is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.
With four new players in the lineup and another at a new position, it wasn't surprising the Steamboat Springs volleyball team started slow.
Sailors score 21 in 4th to beat Arvada
Two games. Two fourth-quarter comebacks.
Logan Douglas Silva, son of Stephani and Sam Silva of Hayden, was born at 12:57 p.m. Aug. 21, 2005. He weighed 7 pounds and 6 ounces and was 20 inches long. His grandparents are John Tafoya of Pueblo, Kathy Tafoya of Greeley, Barbara Silva of Steamboat Springs and Don Silva of Steamboat Springs.
I live in Steamboat Springs and would like to express my deepest and sincerest concerns about a historic hotel that will be demolished by developers if someone does not stop them.
U.S. troops saluted at Steamboat's annual air show
Jane Sacher was happy she had her sunglasses during Saturday's Salute to the Troops procession. But she didn't need them for the sun. Instead, they helped hide her teary eyes during the emotional tribute at Steamboat Springs Airport.
The January crash of a Yampa Valley Air Ambulance flight is one of 12 accidents driving the National Transportation Safety Board's recommendations for changing the nation's air ambulance industry.
The balance of the Steamï¿½--boat Springs City Council could wobble like a teeter-totter on the night of Nov. 1, when local voters head to the polls to decide four council races.
As a Routt County commissioner, I don't normally write letters to the editor, but in this case I feel compelled to do so.
The Oak Creek Public Library is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Construction on a new business park in Steamboat Springs is scheduled to start this month.
There will come a day when Alicia Morton will explain to her 5-year-old twins why their mommy had to leave Steamboat Springs so suddenly last week.
Here we go again. Dave King comes to town with his "build what I want or I'll take my traveling Triple Crown and leave town and you'll lose the money that I bring."
Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge would ruin one of America's last unspoiled wild places, and only for a few months worth of oil that won't be available to consumers for 10 years. The American people don't want their national treasures sold off to the highest bidder.
Former Steamboat Springs resident Deanna Sue Effertz died Aug. 26, 2005. She was 61.
Oak Creek resident Madelene Martinez died suddenly on Aug. 28, 2005, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.
If you haven't seen Steamï¿½--boat Springs' newest landmark, you're the perfect candidate to be an official in the NFL, NBA or NHL.
The City Council also vowed to do it right this time when addressing the access change to Emerald Field through Trafalgar neighborhood and they did nothing. So what does getting it right this time actually mean? It means nothing to us.
Reagen Kristine Bower, daughter of Hayley and Brandon Bower of Craig, was born at 12:01 p.m. Aug. 29, 2005. She weighed 7 pounds and 4 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. Her grandparents are Bud and Amy Bower of Craig, Mike and Linda O'Neil of Price, Utah, and Vernon and Carrie White of Price, Utah.
Levi Park Jensen, son of Heidi and Craig Jensen of Craig, was born at 2:32 a.m. Aug. 28, 2005. He weighed 9 pounds and 4 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. His siblings are Seth, Colin, Leif and Holleigh Jensen. His grandparents are David and Lynne Jensen of Columbia City, Ore., and Bruce and Diane Ruhnow of Springfield, Ore.
Mark and Karen Zim-merman of Roanoke, Va., and Harold and Sandra Paisant of Norcross, Ga., announce the engagement of their children Christine Marie Zimmerman and Lt. Michael Anthony Paisant.
Former Steamboat Springs resident Robert Kenneth Neff died peacefully on Aug. 22, 2005, at the home of friends in Rio Vista, Calif. He was 63.
James Reed Appel, son of Jenna and William Appel of Steamboat Springs, was born at 9:41 a.m. Aug. 28, 2005. He weighed 6 pounds and 14 ounces and was 19.25 inches long. His grandparents are Henry Appel of Steamboat Springs, Laurie Heidel of Hayden, Karen Robertson and Martin Pearlman of Steamboat Springs, and Donald and Marylou Robertson of Peekskil, N.Y.
John Brandon Hall, son of Carol and John Hall of Craig, was born at 8:47 p.m. Aug. 11, 2005. He weighed 6 pounds and 13.8 ounces and was 20 inches long. His sibling is Dylan Nicklas. His grandparents are Robert and Luinda Raines of Hugo and Ella Korthas of Mack.
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.
Streamers bring out the aggression in autumn browns
Steve Henderson thinks the monster brown trout that Meredith Gilliland landed in the Yampa River probably was a rogue trout. Instead of guarding a perfect lie in a current seam and sipping the aquatic insects delivered by the river, Gilliland's trout probably was a cruising predator looking for triple-value meals.
Hurricane Katrina is a heart-wrenching natural disaster unlike anything most of us has ever seen. It deserves our immediate attention both in terms of giving to the relief effort and to learning the lessons it has for us.
Sebastian Chili Craigen, son of Heather and Robin Craigen of Steamboat Springs, was born at 1:55 p.m. Aug. 31, 2005. He weighed 8 pounds and 7 ounces and was 20.25 inches long. His sibling is Madeleine Craigen. His grandparents are Ann and Jerry Cobb of Reading, Penn., and Pat and Peter Paterson of Lovedean, England.
A century later, F.M. Light's principles still in place at city's oldest retailer
When the Great Depression prompted federal regulators to close the largest bank in Steamboat Springs on Nov. 13, 1931, Clarence and Olin Light didn't sit around mourning the potential loss of their deposits.
Seller's name listed first, followed by the buyer WATERSIDE VILLAGE, LLC TO NICKERSON, TIMOTHY ALAN FOR WATERSIDE VILLAGE CONDOS UNIT: E-1 - $155,000
Friday, September 2
Thursday, Sept. 1 12:23 a.m. An elderly man reportedly was experiencing heart problems in the 2300 block of AprÃs Ski Way. The man was taken to the hospital.
New precinct numbers and combined polling places for the Nov. 1 elections have confused some Routt County residents.
Those needing a push to exercise during Labor Day weekend need look no further than Sunday's 21st annual 10K at 10,000 feet.
Heritage Program hike takes place Friday A Heritage Program hike to the Windy Ridge Archaeological site is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. The cost is $12, and participants must sign up through Yampatika. Participants must be 12 and older for the five-mile, round-trip hike that offers spectacular views of Rabbit Ears Pass. The program is sponsored by Tread of Pioneers Museum, Yampatika, Historic Routt County and the U.S. Forest Service. Call 871-9151.
A number of Steamboat Springs busiï¿½--nesses, nonprofits and individuals are leading charitable efforts to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Soroco High School Rams football players are ready to rumble. They'll get their chance at 1 p.m. today, when they open their season at Rifle.
Steamboat nurses helping in Louisiana
Desperation. That's what Natalie Booker, registered nurse and director of Inpatient Services at Yampa Valley Medical Center, saw all day Friday -- her first in the storm-ravaged Gulf Coast.
From vintage warbird airplanes to free music, Labor Day weekend is chock full of events throughout the Yampa Valley. Steamboat Springs and Oak Creek lead the way with a variety of family-oriented activities and entertainment, beginning this morning and running through Labor Day. Below is a list of many of these events, including general descriptions, locations and times.
After taking a four-year hiatus from coaching high school volleyball, Soroco High School coach Betsy Photos is back, and this year's team couldn't be more excited.
Ben and Ben from New Hampshire eagerly were filling out applications at the Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. job fair Thursday.
Xcel Energy officials are heading back to the drawing board to find a long-term coal-delivery solution for the Hayden Power Station.
Steamboat Springs Middle School officials plan to hire two more teachers because of eighth-grade core classes that have as many as 31 students.
Steamboat tennis notches another win
Ryan McNamara sometimes yells at himself and throws his black Nike cap.
Rowan Heid knows that wildfires benefit ecosystems.
Thursday, September 1
Labor Day weekend typically marks the end of summer. This year, summer is being ushered out with numerous events for all sensibilities and ages at locations including Oak Creek, downtown Steamï¿½--ï¿½--boat Springs and the summit of Mount Werner.
A 45-year-old South Routt County man pleaded guilty Thursday to abusing and trying to sexually assault a teenage girl.
Residents gather at Centennial Hall to discuss future of community center
A plan for what a new community center will offer should be in place before residents vote on the expansion of Bud Werner Memorial Library in November.
Upgrade me. Upgrade me. Upgrade me.
For years, fly-ins have been a small-airport tradition. Pilots get together to share stories and show off their planes.
There's a reason Tim Taylor wasn't a member of last year's Hayden football team.
Hayden Town Board receptive to resolution request
The Hayden Town Board on Thursday was receptive to a request for a resolution supporting medical marijuana.
The city of Steamboat Springs' plans to build an artificial turf field near Christian Heritage School are on hold after bids came in at almost double what was estimated.
For seven nurses from Yampa Valley Medical Center, it wasn't enough to watch the rescue efforts happening in New Orleans and along the Gulf Coast.
Popular burrito place attracts Steamboat cross-section
One of Steamboat Springs' most popular casual eateries has two months to find a new home. Azteca Taqueria, where high school students and defense attorneys rub shoulders over burritos, has lost its lease in the two-story log building at 402 Lincoln Ave.
¤ Opening reception for new wooden turned bowls by Glen Paulk and watercolors by Dedi Knox will be from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Wild Horse Gallery. The gallery is in the Sheraton Steamboat Resort, open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Call 879-7660.
Tonight "40-Year-Old Virgin" When: 7:10 and 9:40 p.m. Where: Chief Plaza Theater, 813 Lincoln Ave. Call: 879-0181
It's been years since I walked straight to the jazz section of a record store to search for mind-wringing sounds by the likes of Ornette Coleman, and so it happened that the hand of jazz had to reach into the rock section to find me.
Tonight Steve Boynton When: 5 to 8 p.m. Where: Brauns Bar & Grill, 709 Lincoln Ave. Cost: Free Call: 870-1441
Labor Day weekend full of entertainment
In 1975, KFMU was the kind of place where disc jockeys brought their records from home to work, where dogs were welcome and where, if you were hungry while you were on the air, you put on a record and walked next door to Mary Jane's Kitchen in Oak Creek.
The new dog in town Levelz Nightclub has a new guard dog.
When a friend recommended a book about the history of cadavers, I went to the store expecting to walk away with a few nights of dry but informative science-journal reading.
1:42 a.m. Loud screaming and yelling reportedly was heard near Old Fish Creek Falls Road and U.S. Highway 40.
After watching hours of news coverage about the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, Linda Laughlin woke up Thursday morning with an idea.
The band deSoL isn't ambitious. It just wants to be the Bob Marley of Latino music. It wants to change the world.
There's a reason Cracker is one of the best bands to see live. More than most bands, Cracker's shows are an interplay between the audience and the music.
The Steamboat Springs High School football team has players that fit well in Arvada's football program, and vice versa.
Team Lightning, the Steamboat Springs swim team, wrapï¿½--ped up its season with a party Sunday afternoon.
The Wolverine Fire in the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area grew slightly to about 300 acres Thursday morning, Forest Service officials said.
Anyone who knew Glen Paulk as president of Steamboat Ski Area in the 1970s might not recognize the man in his woodshop. He stands at the lathe, peeling away layers of bark and wood until a shape begins to reveal itself. He follows grain, texture and flaw as his muse.
In the two years that The Memorial Hospital has been recruiting a general surgeon, there have been many qualified applicants, others who were interested, but none who have made a perfect fit.
The Pneumatic tubes, Pyxis dispensing and the Meditech computer systems make the pharmacy at the Yampa Valley Medical Center a marvel of modern medicine.
The Special Care Nursery at Yampa Valley Medical Center stays dark, quiet and warm on purpose - it's meant to mimic a mother's womb.
With each dollar, a new facility for The Memorial Hospital comes closer to becoming a reality.
Improvements in the field of dentistry are leaving doctors and patients healthier, happier and smiling brighter.
The phone still rings off the hook with patients needing dental care at the Northwest Colorado Dental Care Clinic.
Colorado Northwestern Community College-Craig is playing host to the largest crop of nursing students seen in the program's three years.
Moving from film to digital at the Yampa Valley Medical Center's radiology department will save the hospital and patients time and space. By the start of the ski season, YVMC hopes to make the switch from film to digital images for X-rays, MRIs, ultrasounds, computed tomography and nuclear medicines.
Dr. John Sharp, a gastroenterologist, performed a medical "first" at Yampa Valley Medical Center this summer. His patient, a 57-year-old man who lives in Craig, had suffered for years from a condition that affected his ability to swallow foods and liquids.
While massage therapy is relaxing, its benefits go much deeper than just easing the strain of a busy day.
Lower back pain due to degeneration of vertebral discs is a massive health problem in this country, affecting an estimated 12 million people. Last year, 200,000 Americans sought relief with spinal fusion surgery.
The ideal candidate for the position of administrator at The Memorial Hospital will meet a long list of community requirements.
Several years ago, The Haven Assisted Living Center's future was uncertain. Now the Hayden facility is steps away from having a new owner and becoming a platform for improving senior services - and seniors' quality of life - throughout the Yampa Valley.
Imagine a busy winter day in the emergency department at Yampa Valley Medical Center. The staff physician and support staff are already managing two cases of strained knees, a closed head injury and a laceration when a patient comes in with an unknown internal injury.
Come evening, an elderly resident at the Doak Walker Care Center used to fret about who would feed the chickens.
Northwest Colorado boasts largest elk population in the state
Northwest Colorado has the largest elk herd in Colorado and probably the nation, drawing hunters to the area in droves. The state relies on hunters to keep that population at a manageable size.
Northwestern Colorado has earned a reputation as one of the best places in the country to hunt for elk.
The Colorado Division of Wildlife created the preference points system as a way to try to accommodate hunters.
Hunters in Northwest Colorado who take the opportunity to buy an over-the-counter cow elk license for granted might want to pay careful attention to a process unfolding at the Colorado Division of Wildlife.
Given the vast expanse of hunting land in Northwest Colorado, hunters unfamiliar with the area can face a daunting task that stacks the odds against finding a quality animal.
A new hunting season structure means the last wave of hunters this fall won't have unlimited access to elk tags.
The Colorado Division of Wildlife offered online applications for elk licenses for the first time in 2004.
In addition to the unlimited elk licenses available over-the-counter for the second and third season, the Colorado Division of Wildlife has 185,000 elk licenses available to hunters in the draw.
All it takes is an early evening drive along a rural highway in Northwest Colorado to get acquainted with Colorado's growing deer population.
One of the many choices hunters face during planning is whether to hunt on private or public land.
When hunters walk through the doors of the Straightline sporting goods store in Steamboat Springs, they will find all the basic items they need for hunting.
In the hand load versus store-bought ammunition debate, it all comes down to preference, said Jules Palyo, owner of Pack Country Outfitters in Oak Creek.
From food and equipment to travel and lodging, planning an annual hunting excursion can be expensive.
For Dennis Slunaker, getting close to a deer or elk is the "thrill of a lifetime" that separates bow hunting from other types of hunting.
To local fitness instructors, exercise is not just about leaner thighs or a tight tummy. It's about living a better and longer life.
There's a lot to nursing that isn't in the textbooks. "They say 80 percent of an RN's job goes unnoticed, and those are the things you have to teach and explain to a new graduate," said Natalie Booker, registered nurse and director of Inpatient Services for Yampa Valley Medical Center.
When getting a shot depends on stealth, the scent of your detergent, the sound of your movements or the sight of you could destroy any hope of bagging a trophy.
Using a game call is considered by some to be "active" hunting -- used instead of sitting motionless in a blind, the hunter is working to improve the chance of success.