News for Thursday, February 16, 2006

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Melinda Mawdsley: The scenic route

Table legs. That is the affectionate moniker my three best girlfriends and I were given in high school.

Virus 'a good-sized epidemic'

Doctors report explosion in local RSV cases

It's a great time of year to wash your hands. Winter is the season for influenza, the common cold and RSV, a related illness that, if unchecked, can be very harmful to infants and toddlers.

Check your coat for this show

A truly legendary front man and a front man who -- at least for now -- just calls himself legendary will share a Steamboat Springs stage Monday night.

Briefs for Feb. 17

Hayden High School is holding parent-teacher conferences from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 and 23. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 276-3761.

Lodwick vents frustration

4-time Olympian says teammate 'dragged down' U.S. squad

Steamboat Springs native Todd Lodwick, competing in his fourth and final Olympics, vented his frustrations Thursday after the U.S. finished a disappointing seventh in the Nordic combined team competition.

Middle-aged drama combines humor, truth

Nina Rogers discovered Shirley Valentine on a whim. Rogers was performing with a troupe in Steamboat Springs when she ordered a variety of scripts in hopes of finding a play that would spice up the group's performances.

Benefit, silent auction honor Milner man

Bill Doyne remembers Ron Ellis as more than Milner's "Mayberry repair man."

On Scene for Feb. 17

As a recent Steamboat transplant, this was my first Winter Carnival. I didn't catch as much of the events as I would have liked, but in some ways, I saw all that I needed Saturday morning.

'Crafting the Earth'

Native American Masterpieces from the Pleasant Collection

The elegant design of the Pima woven basket, with its repeating lizard design, is stunning at first glance. But it takes a deeper understanding of the skills that went into the creation of the basket to fully appreciate it as a work of art.

Arts Calendar for Feb. 17

¤ An artist's reception with Thomas D. Mangelsen is from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Images of Nature Gallery, 730 Lincoln Ave., in downtown Steamboat Springs. The reception will feature collections of work from Mangelsen's trips to Antarctica and Alaska as well as photos from the Rocky Mountains, the Tetons and the Hudson Bay area in Canada. Mangelsen also will talk about some of his most recent travels. Call 871-1822.

Frozen in time

The emotions Sandy Phillips has gone through during the past eight months are now cast in bronze.

Preschool decision delayed

South Routt School Board will choose a site in April

The South Routt School Board plans to select a site for the South Routt Early Learning Center in April.

Education board weighs money swap

Next year, Steamboat Springs education sales tax could be used more directly to pay for smaller class sizes.

Nordic combined team fails to break through

Americans ski to seventh place

Headed into the 2006 Winter Olympic Games, the biggest question about the U.S. Nordic Combined team was how competitive it could be in the team event.

Staff Picks for Feb. 17

Tonight ¤ Comedic drama "Shirley Valentine" Where: The Paradigm Theater, 116 Main St. in Oak Creek When: Show begins at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, and Feb. 24 and 25 Tickets: $10, purchase in advance at Bonfiglio Drug in Oak Creek or at the door. Call: 846-5137

Music Calendar for Feb. 17

¤ Steve Boynton When: 4 to 7 p.m. Where: Chaps in the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel Cost: Free Call: 871-5500

Hayden prepares for celebration

Town's 100th birthday marked with stamp, fireworks display

Final plans are being made to celebrate and pay tribute to the town of Hayden, which will turn 100 years old March 13.

Airport upgrades parking, service

The airline traveler emerged from the passenger terminal, spied the official emblem on the door of David Ruppel's car and waved to get his attention.

Man killed in head-on crash

A Craig man died and a Morrison man was seriously injured Thursday when two trucks collided near Hayden.

In blink of an eye, Simmons is out

Steamboat snowboarder just misses quarterfinals cuts

Erin Simmons tried to put on her game face as she talked with reporters after the second round of qualifying in the women's Olympic snowboardcross event Friday, but she could not hide her disappointment.

County lists 2006 priorities

Online services, airport plan are at the top of agenda

Creating online services and drafting a plan to improve the airport are among county officials' top objectives for 2006.

Iacovetto, Schlegel win openers

The mats smelled of fresh disinfectant when Soroco freshman Justin Iacovetto stepped into the center circle for his opening match at the 2006 Colorado State Wrestling Championships.

Steamboat wrestlers first for school in four years

There, amid a sea of maroons, blues, blacks and golds were Steamboat Springs wrestlers Andy Morell and Houston Mader.

Tiger trio falls in first round

Hayden wrestlers Haskins, Letlow, Taylor in consolations at state tournament

Sitting in the top row of section 120, Hayden wrestlers Isaac Haskins, Coy Letlow and Tim Taylor sat and waited.