First National Bank of the Rockies Regional President Greg Dixson has announced that the bank is participating in a program over the holidays to bring awareness to identity theft and fraud. Dixson said each of the bank's 10 offices will provide a variety of free information on how to prevent identity theft.
With energy costs - and environmental consciousness - on the rise, more and more homeowners are looking outside the traditional boiler room when it comes to heating their homes. Geothermal technology, or the process of tapping the earth's temperature to heat and cool homes and buildings, is among heating systems gaining a foothold in home design and construction, architect Joe Patrick Robbins said.
News fanning the flames of hot real estate market
Some of Steamboat's most active Realtors and developers said the announcement that the Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. is under contract to Intrawest for $265 million will simply further enhance a burgeoning market. "It will put petrol onto a large and already hot fire," Michael Hurley said. "It was already burning. It's just going to go quicker, faster and hotter."
Optimist Club names Magee student of month
Hayden senior Lacey Magee, 18, was named the December Optimist Teen of the Month. Magee has a 3.2 GPA and is involved with the Future Business Leaders of America, the El Pomar Youth in Community Service group and the Community Action Network. Magee also has been in student government for the past three years.
Some Steamboat Springs athletes have it easy with instant access to world-class facilities and competition. Others have to go great lengths and distances to stay at the cutting edge of their given sports.
The Lowell Whiteman Primary School appointed John Kerst to its Board of Directors. Kerst is the president and CEO of First National Bank of Steamboat Springs.
El Pomar Youth in Community Services introduces students to fundraising, giving
Kristin Toy joined the El Pomar Youth in Community Service for the post-graduate bonuses, but the Steamboat Springs High School senior has found so much more.
Webber family joins Santa on Hayden streets with treats for kids
As a little girl, Cindy Wright would stay up until 11 p.m. every Christmas Eve waiting for Santa Claus to knock on the door of her parents' Steamboat Springs home.
If any coach knows the key to keeping players in shape over the holiday break, it's Steamboat Springs boys basketball coach Kelly Meek.
Intrawest guidance actively reshapes Winter Park
Winter Park and Steamboat Springs both are small mountain ski towns serviced by U.S. Highway 40.
Library expansion could wait for community center
Chris Painter loves to talk about the proposed expansion of Bud Werner Memorial Library. But seeing the expansion built may take longer than the library director expected.
Getting to the Olympics means making sacrifices.
The little house on First Street in Oak Creek has been recently remodeled and offers considerable upside in Routt County's escalating real estate market. "It's actually on three lots," listing broker Kerry Eaton of Town & Country Properties said. "That means you could easily add onto this home."
Downtown needed to be revitalized, but it seems like we've overdone it with saturating downtown with loft and retail edifices. We are doomed to chaos with increased congestion and traffic. What happened to the small-town atmosphere we were trying to preserve? Does City Council realize that many tourists comment on and lament the fact that Steamboat has been discovered by developers? It seems that we have in fact become Cooktown, USA.
Recent local headlines reported our state 42nd in philanthropy. Although this is true via the methodology used by the Catalogue of Philanthropy, it does not reflect the giving trends in Routt County.
All attempts by government to replace the efficiency of the marketplace in the allocation of housing will ultimately fail. Buyers determine what prices are affordable, not government. If prices reach too high a level, housing inventories will swell and prices will decline to meet available demand.
In celebration of Christmas, the Steamboat Pilot & Today offers one of the most famous newspaper editorials ever, "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus." Written by Francis Church, the editorial originally appeared in the New York Sun in 1897.
What does an L.A. powerhouse career woman with an inability to cry and a British journalist trying to fall out of love with her ex-boyfriend current have in common? A need to get out of town. Amanda's (Cameron Diaz) on-a-whim offer to switch houses with Iris (Kate Winslet) proves to be the perfect opportunity for them to do just that.
Christmas Eve here on Elk River.
Life is full of mysteries. Why are there ten hot dogs per pack and only eight buns in a bag? Why does toast always land butter side down? Why was the planet Pluto booted out of the solar system? If you order chicken fried steak why do you get steak and not chicken? What kind of number is emirp?
Wait! Before you skip over this review, writing MCR and their new album off as "emo" and not worth listening to, hear me out.
When I think of high school, teachers, assignments and required credits aren't the first things to come to mind.
I never really understood what Sammy Kershaw meant when he sang about not talking about "politics religion or her : because politics can start a fight." until my sophomore year in high school.
I thought that when I turned 18, along with the keys to a new Range Rover, I would be automatically enlightened on the state of world and current events. Needless to say, the Range Rover didn't happen, and apparently the voting age doesn't come with a handbook concerning politics.
By the time this article prints, the fate of the More Barn may be known. For nearly two years, a developer has been pursuing his vision to create a residential infill parcel - the Steamboat Barn Village - on 40 acres of agricultural land along Fish Creek in Steamboat Springs.
Two thousand years ago, St. Matthew recorded in his gospel that something extraordinary appeared in the sky over Bethlehem of Judea that heralded the birth of Jesus. For centuries, astronomers have wondered about the nature of this Star of Bethlehem. Was it a one-time supernatural event, never seen before and never seen since? While that is a possibility, it seems unlikely that St. Matthew would have been the only person in the world to record the appearance of an amazing event like that.
Recently, Steamboat lost a great person. Long-time resident Bill Alberts, or "Albe," as he was known to friends, passed away. Albe came to Steamboat in 1972 for a short vacation before law school. After a few weeks in town, he called home to tell his parents he was going to try to get a job in Steamboat for the winter and defer law school for one year. His parents told him he was crazy to put off law school, that he'd never find a job and that he'd be back in two weeks. He ended up staying for life.
Grocers await stock for shelves
Empty cardboard boxes littered grocery store aisles in Steamboat Springs on Saturday morning as employees worked to stock shelves emptied during the past couple of days.
Project is part of big plans for 2007 for Historical Society of Oak Creek and Phippsburg
Renee Johnson predicts 2007 will be a busy year for the Historical Society of Oak Creek and Phippsburg.
Steamboat wrestlers adjust diets to holiday weight allowance
The Steamboat Springs wrestling team has done some growing.
Lack of diversity affects politics of Steamboat Springs students
People may find that being tucked away in a quiet, little mountain town, while relaxing, is not the most cultural experience in the world.