News for Sunday, February 12, 2006

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Carnival comes to a close

As some people were taking advantage of the 94-inch base at the summit of Mount Werner, others were having a great time watching the action on the eight inches of packed power on Lincoln Avenue in downtown Steamboat Springs.

Public radio still found at 88.5 FM

The future of public radio broadcasting in Steamboat Springs is more secure thanks to the recent success of a fundraising effort on behalf of KUNC radio based in Greeley.

Second suspect arrested

Police say two men committed robbery Saturday night

Police arrested a second Steam�--boat Springs man Saturday night in connection with an armed robbery at the Westland Mobile Home Park.

Tom Ross: Every second counts for future Olympic racers

Spirit of 2006 Winter Games thrives in Steamboat's local athletic contests

On a perfect Winter Carnival Sunday in Steamboat Springs, when the blue of the Colorado sky surpassed even that of the Italian Alps, it was a tough call on where to spend the afternoon. I found a good dose of the Olympic spirit at the Steamboat Touring Center, where the Sweetheart cross-country ski race was under way.

Paradise for a price

Weddings are about family and friends. Honeymoons are about the newlyweds.

Icing on the cake

When it comes to planning a wedding, brides and grooms even have to pick the icing on the cake. There are hundreds of combinations of cake, filling and icing flavors available from local bakeries to customize the nuptial dessert. Local bakers said they can make nearly any design a customer can dream up.

Invitations for every personality

It used to be that wedding invitations were standard fair, with little variation. But with technological innovations, soon-to-wed couples are able to personalize their invitations while choosing from hundreds of varieties and styles.

Remembering the day through photography

Most brides dream about their wedding day for years, but when it finally arrives, the moment is gone in the blink of an eye.

Your wedding in digital slow motion

Sophisticated video-editing equipment, broadcast-quality portable cameras and easy-to-burn DVDs are among the developments that have elevated the craft of shooting wedding videos. And Northwest Colorado is home to seasoned professionals who have the skills and experience to bring a story-telling quality to your nuptials.

Gift registries make shopping less stressful

Rhonda Corriveau knows the worst gift she ever received: a fondue set. It was the 1970s, and the trendy crockery sets were all the rage. But despite the popularity of fondue sets, Corriveau didn't want one.

Tuxedos are all about the options

Every January, catalogues featuring the year's newest wedding fashions reach retailers across the country. When it comes to tuxedos, new colors and designs always are featured in the catalogues.

Nontraditional dresses gaining popularity

The days when brides wore only billowy white dresses have passed. "Anything goes this year," said Gale Loveitt, a custom dressmaker at Sew What in Steamboat Springs. "There are a lot of tans, off-whites and colored waist bands on white dresses. Anything is fair game this year, so it's pretty interesting."

Budgets important when planning receptions

Whether it's planning the rehearsal dinner or the reception, there is one pervading consideration: cost.

Ranches, mountaintops and valley meadows

Couples looking for a special spot to exchange their wedding vows needn't look any further than the Steamboat Springs area.

A place unlike any other

It is hard to come to Steamboat Springs and not make a return trip. With its gorgeous scenery and warm hospitality, Steamboat is more than a desirable vacation destination. For many couples, it's the perfect spot for a fairytale wedding.

Wedding Fair will be bigger than ever

Nikki Knoebel is busy organizing Steamboat's annual Wedding Fair, which this year will be bigger than ever.

Flowers as diverse as the couples

Wedding flowers range in styles, florists say, but the end result depends on personal preference and budget limits.

Plan on a planner

In the months before your wedding, the planner you hire will witness everything from family fights to last-minute jitters, making the choice of wedding planners one of the most important decisions you will make while putting together your special day.

Ideal hairstyles take planning

If you're planning a wedding, you won't want to forget to consider the hairstyle and makeup that will make your look complete. Sometimes, people forget that they need to take care of hair and makeup, said Kim Johnson, owner of the Steamboat Springs salon Hair's to You.

Diamonds are still forever

Jewelry trends can change faster than Steamboat Springs weather. But when it comes to engagement rings, a local jeweler says diamonds are as timeless and unchanging as the Sleeping Giant.

Couples more decisive about music options

Longtime local disc jockey Kip Strean is seeing a clear trend when it comes to music at weddings, particularly receptions: Couples are making the decisions.