News for Wednesday, February 22, 2006

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Homegrown beef for sale

Rancher uses 4-H calves for his all-natural beef

Homegrown natural beef could soon find its way into Yampa Valley freezers.

Riders gear up

Local snowboarders competing in men's giant parallel slalom

Canadian Philippe Berube is trying to look at Wednesday's parallel giant slalom in Bardonecchia, Italy, as simply another opportunity to race.

Lodwick's career at end

Steamboat star finishes final Olympics without medal

In his mind, Todd Lodwick has been on an Olympic podium 100 times. But on Tuesday, the goal he has chased since he first strapped into a pair of jumping skis eluded him a final time.

An Olympic dream fulfilled

Tyler Jewell's hopes met at Turin -- just by competing in games

Tyler Jewell knew long before he stepped into the starting gate that Wednesday would not be an ordinary day. "It's been a very difficult road, and that's what makes it so special to be here now," Jewell said. "If everything had happened so easily, this would just be another day ... I followed my heart through thick and thin, and it all worked out."

Women's aerial event postponed

Jana Lindsey was ready to ski Sunday night at the top of the aerial hill in Sauze d'Oulx. But the falling snow wouldn't cooperate.

Olympics wrap up for special jumpers

Clint Jones and Alan Alborn wrapped up their Olympic experience Monday night with strong individual efforts in the special jumping team event.

Alborn goes airborne again

Special jumper overcomes injury, makes Olympic return

A love of flying brought Alan Alborn back to the ski jumping hills after leaving the sport in 2004. It has been hard work that helped him climb back to the top of the American team after a knee injury last season nearly ended his jumping career.

Skiers unite in hopes of Nordic gold

Optimism abounds for U.S. combined athletes

The 2006 Olympics have come down to one competitive jump and a 7.5-kilometer race for the members of the United States Nordic combined team.

St. Onge learns from Turin experience

Former Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club skier gunning for Vancouver in 2010

Practice makes perfect. At least that's what The Lowell Whiteman School graduate Ryan St. Onge was saying to himself after failing to make the finals of the Olympic men's aerial event Monday night in Sauze d'Oulx, Italy.

Mader 'not typical' in Noram wins

Steamboat Springs' Cate�--rina Mader wasted no time making a name for herself on the national freestyle skiing scene.

All abroad for Olympics

Local families provide home away from home for athletes

They come dressed in red, white and blue, and the minute Steamboat Springs ski jumper Tommy Schwall slides onto the start bar, they begin chanting, cheering and waving flags.

Alborn only American jumper to survive cut

It will not take gold, silver or bronze to put a smile on Alan Alborn's face today in Pragelato. He is just hoping for two good jumps.

More green to play greens

City approves small increases to Haymaker user fees

Golfers who use the Haymaker Golf Course will have to pay a little more to play this season.

Steamboat Pentathlon turns 15

The Steamboat Pentathlon celebrates its 15th birthday this year.

CMC hosts championships

Skiers will use See Me, Concentration for slalom competition

The U.S. Collegiate Ski As�--�--sociation's Western Regional Championships will take place on the slopes of the Steamboat Ski Area this weekend.

Holtzman declares 'emergency'

GOP candidate wants tighter borders, tougher immigration laws

Marc Holtzman does not mince words about illegal immigration.

Public art board gets good review from City Council

Group would oversee city funds for projects

The Steamboat Springs City Council has given the go-ahead for the formation of a public art board.

Routt County Crime Stoppers

The Steamboat Springs Police Department wants to question Jose Garcia Ramos regarding an incident that occurred Jan. 7. Ramos is thought to be a 24-year-old Hispanic man who stands about 5-foot-4 and weighs about 145 pounds. He has dark hair and eyes. If anyone knows the whereabouts of Garcia Ramos, call Routt County Crime Stoppers at (970) 870-6226.

Resident's dad to appear on CBS News

Jack Weil, 104, is thought to be oldest active CEO in U.S.

A lesser man might have retired decades ago, but not Jack Weil. The 104-year-old still punches in every day at his business, Rockmount Ranch Wear of Denver.

John F. Russell: How to order pizza in Italian

It's 10 p.m. in the Pizzeria Birreria Ristorante just across the street from the train station in Bardonecchia, Italy, and I'm starving.

Scott Stanford: Seeking fairness in crime reporting

The most common request I get as editor is to withhold names from the arrest report published every Sunday in the Steamboat Pilot & Today.

Town Board to hire treasurer

Oak Creek expected to approve interim employee tonight

The Oak Creek Town Board will officially hire an interim treasurer and appoint election judges during its meeting tonight.