Tuesday, January 31
Deadline today to apply to arts school and camp
Monday, Jan. 30 2:14 a.m. A Steamboat Springs Transit bus driver reported seeing a man dressed in dark clothes lying face down on the ground near Village Drive and Walton Creek Road. Officers and medics were not able to find the man.
FCI Constructors, with a winning bid of slightly less than $13.5 million, will build Routt County's controversial new justice center.
Yampa Valley Medical Center exhibit highlights causes, treatment
Research has shown that Type 2 diabetes is a preventable disease, yet between 6 percent and 7 percent of Americans have it.
South Routt Medical Center officials' plan to get a mill levy on the May 2 ballot is moving forward.
The security of the residents of the Yampa Valley was diminished, perhaps permanently, in September when Yampa Valley Medical Center officials announced the hospital would not re-establish a locally based air ambulance service. And that's why we find ourselves troubled by the initial reaction of Federal Aviation Administration officials to proposals meant to make air ambulance operations safer.
Scott Tipton could face a tough battle to represent the Western Slope in the nation's capital. If the election for Congress in Colorado's 3rd Congressional District were held tomorrow, Tipton, a Republican from Cortez, would square off against U.S. Rep. John Salazar, a Democrat from Manassa.
Sarah MacCarthy returned to Soldier Hollow last week for the first time since a disappointing performance at the U.S. National Cross-Country Championships earlier this month.
Grab a hammer and get on the bus.
A 20-year-old Steamboat Springs man pleaded guilty Monday to providing alcohol to a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. As part of the plea agreement reached with the District Attorney's Office, the man will not serve time in jail.
Shampoo, equipment, credit card slips taken
Laura Stamp couldn't believe her eyes when she walked into her almost unrecognizable Steam-boat Springs hair salon Monday morning.
On the eve of Hayden's centennial birthday, historians and architects are taking a serious look at downtown buildings.
The Hayden Town Board will discuss whom to recommend for an open seat on the Routt County Planning Commission when it meets Thursday.
Iacovetto, Schlegel, Haskins win in Rangely
The Hayden High School wrestling team took fourth place, and Soroco finished sixth at the Rangely Tournament on Saturday.
Hayden basketball team plays Grand Valley for second
The Hayden High School boys basketball team got the fourth-quarter effort it wanted and the free-throw percentage it needed in a 59-43 win against Rangely on Saturday in Hayden.
The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team hosts Kent Denver tonight in one of the biggest games of the season for the Sailors.
Monday, January 30
Skiers and snowboarders had a little extra time to talk on the lifts Monday. About 5,700 Yampa Valley Electric Association customers, including Steamboat Ski Area and Yampa Valley Medical Center, lost power for about 10 minutes after an equipment failure just before noon at the Mount Werner substation.
These aren't the sugar-infused, food-coloring-laden Slush Puppies of years past. The new Slush Puppies brand-name fruit drinks, unveiled last year, are 100 percent fruit juice and come in flavors such as orange mango, cool blue raspberry and kiwi strawberry.
Commissioners expected to select construction firm
Routt County Commissioners are expected today to select the company that will construct the new justice center.
The snow that fell in Steamboat Springs overnight Saturday and on Sunday was out of the ordinary. It was "wild snow," according to longtime Steamboat weather observer and avalanche expert Art Judson. Not that there is such a thing as tame snow.
Tom Burke took his 24-year-old goddaughter on a successful cow elk hunt in Craig in early January. The trip reminded Burke that there's more to a hunt than claiming a trophy.
Sunday, Jan. 29 2:28 a.m. A hit-and-run accident was reported in the 1800 block of Ski Time Square Drive. A 2002 silver Volkswagon was damaged.
For years, David Manthei has been chasing the elite pack of riders that lead the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club's Alpine snowboarding program.
For the second day in a row, there was no beating Johanna Shaw on her home hill.
A six-week absence from the World Cup tour doesn't seem to have hurt Steamboat Springs skier Todd Lodwick.
Radio station looking for listener feedback The operators of WWFM 91.1 and 92.7 are looking for feedback from listeners. The station recently shut down its 92.7 translator as officials determine whether transmission from an Emerald Mountain tower is needed to provide coverage to the area. WWFM listeners who are experiencing a loss of reception of the classical music station can call Lynn Abbott at 870-6673.
A 52-year-old Littleton man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of repeatedly punching a 16-year-old girl in the head and neck after a collision at Steamboat Ski Area.
Sunday, January 29
Alpine snowboard racer Zachary Kay saved his best for last Sunday afternoon. "Something just clicked, and my last two runs were by far my best two runs of the day," Kay said after the finals of the Race to the Cup parallel giant slalom at Howelsen Hill. "You can't ask for anything more than to finish strong like that."
Ten-dollar gas will bring a return to the simple life
I read some absolutely chilling news on the Internet during the weekend, and in the interest of getting your workweek off to a swell start, I thought I'd pass it along.
Snowmobilers use park for contest preparation
Routt County is now home to the largest man-made snowmobile terrain park built, the park's owners say. As of Saturday, it also may be home to a new world record.
On Sunday, Australian rider Johanna Shaw displayed the talent that earned her an Olympic berth on the way to winning the Race to the Cup parallel giant slalom at Howelsen Hill.
Event skiers don a different face to win the race
Ski for Women is probably the one time each year when you can see people skiing or snowshoeing in gorilla suits or spot a woman dressed as a cow cheering as you cross the finish line.
Saturday, January 28
Main Street Steamboat Springs deserves congratulations for winning official status as a member of the statewide organization.
Sherry and Greg Kammerer of Steamboat Springs announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Kammerer to Timothy Robert Judkins, son of Meri-Lyn Wright-Judkins, of Allenspark, and Col. James Judkins of Palmdale, Calif.
No to Bible course The Bible course is an attempt to bring religion into the classroom. Religion has been the root course of more wars than anything else in this world. We do not need this intrusion into our academic studies in Steamboat. Let's concentrate on the three R's. As a homeowner, I would object to the use of my taxes for this suggested change in our schools courses. -- Chuck Abbott
Gated communities have proliferated across suburban America and are now encroaching on rural Northwest Colorado. Developers use gates -- and frequently, a manned guardhouse -- as a marketing tool to sell real estate, citing security as the primary reason and claiming their customers demand them.
I was incredulous to read (ViewPoints, Jan. 22) Stuart Beall's call for a change in the form of Steamboat's government from the present "council-manager" to "strong mayor."
About the editorial (View-Points, Jan. 25) supporting putting up signs for a snowmobile crossing around the area of Dumont Lake: Absolutely! If California can have signs on its freeways warning that illegals may be running across at any time, why can't Colorado put up signs to warn drivers that snowmobilers or any other recreational users may be crossing?
To the editor: I just noticed this week the new "No smoking" signs on the lift poles that have been placed on the mountain.
Although I am not a member of the Steamboat Springs community, I have two grandchildren in the Steamboat Springs school system. On those grounds, I would like to commend you for your well-researched and thoughtful opposition to the proposed Bible studies course (ViewPoints, Jan. 22). Religious education and indoctrination in a specific denomination's doctrine belongs in the home and in the church -- not, as you point out, in a public school.
Saturday, Jan. 21 Leon Guy Crawford, 41, Pearl River, La. -- DUI, failure to display lamps (Steamboat Springs Police Department)
Steamboat Springs resident Joseph Paul Martino died Jan. 10, 2006, at the Doak Walker Care Center after fighting cancer for a year. He was 42. Joe grew up in Colorado Springs and attended Air Academy High School, followed by college at Colorado State University, from which he earned a bachelor's degree in engineering in 1985.
Isn't it sad that the Winter Olympics come around only once every four years?
No disrespect to the Steamboat Springs girls basketball team, but Palisade senior Christie Hunter said the Bulldogs did not show up to play Saturday night.
Steamboat Springs boys basketball coach Kelly Meek saw the overconfidence in his players' eyes before Saturday's game started.
Iverson places 12th on Saturday at Howelsen
After finishing 12th -- and being the second American to cross the finish line, Mark Iverson put Saturday's NCAA cross-country ski race at Howelsen Hill in perspective.
8:34 a.m. A 35-year-old Steamboat Springs man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, careless driving and weaving. The intoxicated man reportedly hit a car near 13th Street and Lincoln Avenue earlier in the morning and left the scene of the accident. About five minutes later, the man reportedly hit another car near Fifth and Yampa streets, which is when officers found the man and arrested him.
Steamboat Springs resident Joseph Paul Martino died Jan. 10, 2006, at the Doak Walker Care Center after fighting cancer for a year. He was 42.
South Routt teacher adds violin to music lessons
Listening outside the door of Gerry Sutton's classroom, it would be easy to think he was teaching an alphabet lesson inside. "A...A...A...A," Sutton's voice rings out, speaking to more than 30 students who stayed after school Monday at South Routt Elementary School in Yampa. "B...B...B...B."
Ellen Brandt cherishes her neighborhood. It's the kind of place where children play together and neighbors help one another without asking for anything in return. When it snows, Brandt shovels around the vacant home next door. Her 2-year-old daughter, KÃ¡li (pronounced KAY-lee), has even learned to say "hello" in Spanish to the neighbor down the street.
Problems with drugs increase
A decrease in the number of drug-related crimes investigated by the Routt County Sheriff's Office during the past four years does not indicate a decline in drug activity. Rather, local law enforcement officials say drugs continue to be an increasing problem in the area.
ZIRKEL Wireless zooms past other Internet service providers
Five years ago, Alan Belvo and his friend Sean Haskett got sick of waiting for their slow dial-up Internet connection and began researching what they could do about it. To remedy their frustrations with their outdated Internet connection, they started their own company.
If your garage door won't open or cracks are appearing in your home's drywall, Tom Williams recommends getting that heavy snow off your roof.
As the Teen Style staff tried to imagine their perfect day for this month's issue, we thought about the people who go on television to achieve a fantasy reality of their own -- true love, instant fame, untold wealth.
MWH continues long tradition of Pakistani projects
Alan Krause traveled a great distance from his home in Steamboat Springs this month to give away $50,000.
Dial411, a directory assistance company with executive offices in Steamboat Springs, recently landed a major contract with the U.S. Coast Guard.
Goals go beyond health of downtown businesses
Buoyed by the news this week that they had achieved official status, members of Main Street Steamboat Springs set out an ambitious work plan for 2006.
Providing for a wife and a 5-year-old daughter in Steamboat Springs is not easy when you make $30,000 a year.
Friday, January 27
Preserving heirlooms requires common sense
It's not uncommon to inherit photos, quilts and documents from family members. It's also not uncommon to find unlabeled photos and water-damaged textiles in the collection.
Local man to serve year in jail, 10 years probation
A Steamboat Springs man was sentenced to one year in prison and 10 years of supervised probation Friday for his role in a rollover accident that severely injured two of his passengers last summer.
Different date. Different gym. Same story.
You can always tell how heated an Oak Creek Town Board meeting was by how long it ran.
The visiting Pine Creek Eagles made the most of the power play Friday night. The hometown Sailors didn't.
With 2 minutes, 20 seconds left, the basketball official's whistle blew, and Soroco senior Kyla Schmidt dropped her head.
Local business managers credit November's surge in sales tax revenue to the area's abundant snowfall and increased business travel.
A weeklong break from consistent snowfall was scheduled to end this weekend, but the brief respite allowed the snowpack to settle and avalanche danger to subside.
Senate committee passes Taylor's bill The Colorado Senate's Agriculture, Natural Resources and Energy Committee approved a bill sponsored by Sen. Jack Taylor, R-Steamboat Springs, on Thursday.
Thursday, Jan. 26 7:42 a.m. A man near Columbine Drive and Walton Creek Road reportedly ran through a school bus' stop sign. Officers gave him a citation.
Thursday, January 26
Natives Iverson, Gleason and Steitz in college field
Mike Gleason had some top-secret Howelsen Hill trail advice for his Montana State University teammates.
NTSB releases recommendations for air ambulance safety
Icy conditions likely caused the Jan. 11, 2005, Yampa Valley Air Ambulance accident that claimed the lives of three crew members and seriously injured another, according to a report issued Thursday by the National Transportation Safety Board.
Steamboat trio competing in SI for Kids showcase
Steamboat Springs snowboarders Grant Murray and Maddy Schaffrick and skier Jonas Seiler have been invited to compete in the inaugural Sports Illustrated for Kids Next Snow Search All-Stars competition.
A Routt County district judge warned a man charged with fondling a 7-year-old boy that he might have to represent himself if he doesn't find an attorney before his June trial.
The Steamboat Springs City Council has approved a Steamboat Springs Police Department request to use money set aside for personnel to fund a regional drug enforcement task force.
January is School Board Recognition Month, and school districts across the state are honoring and thanking the service of their school board members.
Tonight's one-person photography show by Jane Sindell will demonstrate the difference between the perceptions of youth and the view that comes with age and distance.
Artist and musician come together
The brain loves to have multiple senses fed at once.
¤ Opening reception for "Locations of Consciousness" work by three printmakers/ artists is from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Depot Art Center, 1001 13th St. Call 879-9008.
Anyone who has spent time in the center of a charred forest knows why Susan Mackin Dolan dedicated an entire body of work to the surreal beauty of that landscape.
Coming soon to air waves? There is a vague and unconfirmed -- but exciting -- rumor circulating around town that a group of people are starting a local radio station. According to the rumor, the group has the ability to transmit to all of Steamboat Springs and possibly Oak Creek.
There are pictures of Alex Stegmaier, Molly Willard, Katie Matteo and Hannah Bowers as 4-year-olds standing among 20 other tiny dancers. Fourteen years later, all those other girls are gone, and only four dancers are left -- seniors at Steamboat Springs High School -- fighting back tears as they dance their last dance with the Oak Street Performing Arts Co.
No other band is more intertwined with the history of reggae than The Wailers. Bob Marley led the band until his death in 1981, and anyone with even a passing interest in Jamaica or its music has heard the band.
Tonight Steve Boynton When: 4 to 7 p.m. Where: Chaps in the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel Cost: Free Call: 871-5500
Susan Tedeschi "Hope and Desire" On sale at All That Jazz for $15.98
When Drew Emmitt first stepped onto the stage as a solo artist, he wanted his sound to be different from the funky, jam-rock sound of Leftover Salmon, his longtime band.
Jay Mogil was smoking a cigarette when he heard Shannon Hance's voice for the first time. He put out his smoke and went inside.
Tonight Grand Opening Gala featuring a showcase of local talent When: Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Show starts at 7. Where: Steamboat Mountain Theater in Ski Time Square Cost: $20 Call: 846-0578 (Call for tickets. Scott Parker said he would be surprised if there were any available at the door.)
Birgitta Lindgren admits that the idea of hosting a cross-country skiing benefit wasn't hers, but she gladly took the concept from a friend and turned it into a Steamboat Springs tradition.
City looks ahead to Lincoln Avenue work for summer 2007
When the Colorado Department of Transportation tears up U.S. Highway 40 in summer 2007, community leaders intend to be prepared.
Forest Service warning recreation-rule violators The U.S. Forest Service has begun issuing warning tickets to people violating new winter recreation rules in the Rabbit Ears Pass and Buffalo Pass user areas.
Wednesday, Jan. 25 12:55 a.m. A landlord and her tenant reportedly were arguing in the 2500 block of Val d'Isere Circle. Officers mediated the situation.
A 3-D software application highlighting Main Street could one day serve as a detailed, data-filled planning tool for the city, officials said Tuesday.
Wednesday, January 25
Fall in Howelsen Hill terrain park results in serious head injury
The 9-year-old Steamboat Springs boy who suffered a head injury during a fall at the Howelsen Hill terrain park Friday is making progress in a Denver hospital, his father said Wednesday.
The Steamboat Springs City Council on Tuesday decided who would serve on the Urban Renewal Authority Advisory Committee.
Meeting about wildlife issues is Wednesday Colorado Wildlife Commissioner Tom Burke will host a meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in Steamboat Springs to gather comments and suggestions about hunting, fishing and other wildlife issues. The meeting will be held at the Steamboat office of the Colorado Division of Wildlife, 925 Weiss Drive.
Tuesday, Jan. 24 4:17 a.m. A delivery truck reportedly ran over a snow bank near Lincoln Avenue and Old Fish Creek Falls Road. The truck's chains were damaged in the accident. No other vehicles were involved, and no injuries were reported.
Steamboat trio named to U.S. snowboarding team
Known as Ski Town USA, Steamboat Springs has a rich Olympic tradition in Alpine, freestyle and Nordic combined skiing. It might not be long before snowboarding is added to that list.
Despite getting back from Paonia at 2:30 a.m. Saturday, the Hayden boys basketball team defeated Plateau Valley, 57-49, Saturday night.
More than a month after playing its last home game, the Soroco High School girls basketball team finally got to enjoy home-court advantage during two weekend contests.
The City Council will give about $28,100 to The Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs to make up for revenue lost during the facility's renovation.
Former Oak Creek Town Board member Karen Halterman will be sworn in as town clerk during a meeting tonight.
A Hayden man who argued a California prescription for marijuana gave him the right to possess the drug in Colorado was given a court summons Monday.
Tuesday, January 24
CMC theater instructor organizing trip to Denver
Elk Mountain Ranch borders lower Elk River
County commissioners had praise Tuesday for the developers of 62 rural estates that will change land ownership patterns but preserve some of the agricultural practices in the lower Elk River Valley.
The Steamboat Springs School Board on Monday added a foreign language program and two career classes in district schools, placed the North Routt Community Charter Elementary School on conditional accreditation for a year and approved an external audit of special education services in the district.
A day after the Steamboat Springs School Board rejected an elective high school class using the Bible as its main text, a parent who led support for the class said he hoped to see it taught elsewhere.
11:43 a.m. A Steamboat Springs man with two outstanding warrants turned himself in to the Routt County Sheriff's Office.
At first glance, Mark Wilson's woodshop at Hayden High School seems like any other shop class. Music plays in the background, students shout over the noise, and dust makes eyes water.
City Council passes first affordable-housing step
After about three hours of discussion and public comment, the Steamboat Springs City Council approved unanimously on Tuesday the first reading of an ordinance meant to bring affordable housing to Steamboat.
Soul Center of the Universe Bridge may be renamed Stockbridge
The Steamboat Springs City Council delayed on Tuesday the decision between naming a local bridge after a soul singer or after the area's ranching heritage.
Somewhere near the top of Gina Gmeiner's to-do list, among the items not already crossed out with a red line, you will find the Winter X Games.
The Soroco wrestling team crowned two champions, and Hayden finished fourth as a team at Saturday's Western Slope League Tournament in Paonia.
The Steamboat Springs hockey team had 96 shots on goal in two road wins during the weekend.
The Colorado Department of Transportation should erect flashing signs along U.S. Highway 40 at Rabbit Ears Pass to warn motorists that snowmobiles might be crossing the road.
Monday, January 23
Bo Randolph and Abe Maynard represent a new class of aspiring Steamboat Springs freestyle skiers who proved they were ready to ski with the big boys last weekend at a USSA divisional meet in Winter Park.
Senior Odyssey will be an elective next year at high school
In two momentous, unanimous decisions Monday night, the Steamboat Springs School Board voted against bringing an elective class titled "The Bible in History and Literature" to Steamboat Springs High School, and it decided to make the high school's Senior Odyssey program optional for students beginning next year.
One Steamboat Place developers add affordable housing
A large resort condominium project that would dramatically alter the base of the Steamboat Ski Area has formally entered the city planning process.
Cattle lost in rollover accident Monday afternoon A tractor-trailer carrying nearly 100 head of cattle rolled over south of Yampa on Routt County Road 131 Monday afternoon, killing about 50 of the cattle but not injuring the driver, Sgt. Jim Copley of the Colorado State Patrol said.
Sunday, Jan. 22 12:56 a.m. A motor-vehicle accident was reported at Walton Creek and Whistler roads.
The Steamboat Springs City Council tonight will take a first look at a proposed affordable housing tool and ponder renaming the James Brown Soul Center of the Universe Bridge.
Promising young ski racers from across the state discovered Howelsen Hill's reputation for hosting some of the toughest slalom races anywhere in the country last weekend.
City Council member Paul Strong announced Monday that he planned to run for the District 3 office on the Routt County Commission.
Sunday, January 22
There's 5 feet of snow on my roof, and the beaches of Mexico are calling
I was standing on my rooftop in brilliant sunshine Sunday and up to my armpits in snow when a vision of Mexico came to me.
Sunday was a tough day for local fans of the Denver Broncos, who missed a shot at Super Bowl XL by losing to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Steamboat Springs School Board has a lot more to do tonight than act on the Senior Odyssey program and a proposed Bible elective at Steamboat Springs High School.
If was once thought the human brain does not continue to grow or change after a person enters adulthood, but research has shown the adult brain is not fixed. It can change, and it can be changed through things such as exercise.
Hometown skier Todd Lodwick 'gave it best effort'
The awards ceremony had been over for several minutes, and the crowd was quickly thinning as people headed for home hoping to catch the first half of the Denver Broncos playoff game.
Age: 36 Occupation: Principal, Steamboat Springs Middle School Place of birth: Durango
Age: 37 Occupation: Police Captain Place of birth: Greeley
Saturday, Jan. 21 7:43 a.m. A man reported a lost ski pass at the Steamboat Ski Area.
Chamber looking for Winter Carnival volunteers The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association is looking for volunteers to work Winter Carnival street events Feb. 11 and 12. Volunteers are needed from about 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. both days. Anyone interested in helping during the Winter Carnival is asked to call Jody Anagnos at 879-0882, ext. 203.
Clint Jones knew he needed something special Sunday morning if he wanted to beat defending champion Todd Lodwick in the final event of the 2006 U.S. Ski Jumping & Nordic Combined Championships.
For the second day in a row, Lindsay Van of Park City, Utah, set the mark to beat for the women at the U.S. Ski Jumping & Nordic Combined Championships.
Saturday, January 21
As Tom Schupra looked at the dozen or so photos tacked to a board at his friend Carol Wayland's funeral, he couldn't help but admire the beautiful images.
Diane Mitsch Bush hears it from people who moved to Steamboat Springs in the 1970s or 1980s like she did.
The Steamboat Springs School Board should reject a proposal by two parents for a history and literature course using the Bible as the main text.
School Board to decide Monday on proposed elective
The new Steamboat Springs School Board will meet Monday night under its brightest public spotlight yet to decide not only about the high school's controversial mandatory Senior Odyssey program but also about a proposed high school elective course that would teach the Bible as a historical and cultural document.
The Oak Creek Public Library is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Yampa Public Library is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The South Routt Medical Center is open for physical therapy with Dr. Tom Collins from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 736-8118 for appointments. The South Routt Medical Center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 736-8118 for appointments.
Physical education teacher Gary Heide takes full advantage of Oak Creek's rink
Michael O'Brien isn't very good on the ice, but the Soroco Middle School seventh-grader said he's adamant about improving his skating.
The Colorado Association of Science Teachers has named Shannon Koppenhafer, daughter of a Donna and Tim Bertram of Hayden and a 1992 graduate of Hayden High School, the 2005 Science Teacher of the Year for the state's elementary school teachers.
Soda Creek Elementary School third- and fifth-graders put on special celebration
Few combinations are as stirring to the heart as music, children and the Olympic spirit. With songs, a torch relay and even tumblers, students at Soda Creek Elementary School honored local Olympic athletes, past and present, Thursday during two special celebrations in the school's gymnasium.
9:21 p.m. A 48-year old man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and failing to drive in one lane near Shield Drive and Curve Court.
Former Routt County resident Barry Gaugler died Jan. 16, 2006, at his home in Maine after a brief battle with brain cancer. He was 56.
Former Steamboat Springs resident Jerri Anne Dorr died in her home in Prescott, Ariz., on Jan. 15, 2006, after a short illness. She was 68.
Dorothy Coon died with her family by her side Jan. 14, 2006, at Mantey Heights Rehab and Care Center in Grand Junction. She was 85.
Glenwood stays within game of Moffat County for league lead
Ashley Berggren's post-game talk was brief after Steamboat Springs' 24-point loss to Glenwood Springs. "They were a solid team," the Sailors girls basketball coach said. "They have a strong inside-outside game."
Glenwood Springs boys basketball coach Kevin Flohr paused. He needed a moment to take two deep breaths and collect his thoughts.
This is the day I've been hoping for all season and have been dreading all week.
Steamboat skier grabs Nordic title
U.S. Nordic combined skier Bill Demong was hoping his teammate Todd Lodwick might have an off day on the cross-country course Saturday afternoon, but he didn't expect it.
Steamboat jumpers sweep championships
Jumpers from across the United States converged here Saturday hoping to take home a national ski jumping title in the shadows of historic Howelsen Hill.
Advocates for a Bible course in the high school will again ask the School Board to add it to the curriculum (Steamboat Today, Jan. 13).
The Steamboat Writers Group appreciates the coverage of our Thursday meeting (Sunday Style, Jan. 15), but my phone has been ringing and e-mails piling up. So, as longtime, unofficial leader of the Steamboat Writers Group, I'll offer two thoughts that limited space prohibited but that we think are very important.
Roe v. Wade stands as the most upheld Supreme Court constitutional precedent in our history. In the 33 years since the Supreme Court found that a constitutional right to privacy includes a woman's right to obtain an abortion, this precedent has been upheld 38 times. Whether you agree with the precedent set by Roe v. Wade, you should be alarmed that our newest Supreme Court nominee, Samuel Alito, has indicated he does not feel bound by Supreme Court decisions and precedents.
It is with special interest that I have been following the Steamboat Springs City Council process of hiring a new city manager. I was a member of the city's Planning Commission shortly after Steamboat Springs approved the present home rule charter and annexed Mountain Village. I, like most residents of Steamboat, approved of these changes so Steamboat could develop in an organized and efficient manner.
Get perspective Let's get some perspective. When employees retire or quit, it is up to the employer to decide when. Cut out the grandstanding and move on.
Musician, producer makes dreams come true in his backyard
Ten years ago, what Kurt Wipperfurth is doing today would have been impossible. A decade ago the era of analog recording filled entire rooms with racks of processors, mixers and multitrack recorders, but the digital age has changed all that.
Caleb James Hothem, son of Elizabeth and Jake Hothem of Yampa, was born at 7:57 a.m. Jan. 13, 2006. He weighed 8 pounds and 9 ounces, and was 21 inches long. His sibling is Madison Hothem. His grandparents are Bob and Kayda Hothem of Highlands Ranch, Kathy and Lee Hayward of Centennial, and Lisa and Tom Higgins of Littleton.
Sara Michele Johnson, daughter of Tina Harlow and Scott Johnson of Clark, was born at 3:05 a.m. Jan. 12, 2006. She weighed 6 pounds and 6 ounces, and was 20.25 inches long. Her sibling is Lance Johnson. Her grandparents are Margie and Mark Johnson of Centennial and Eileen and Robert Harlow of Knoxville, Tenn.
Kodiak "Kodi" Kretzschmar, son of Sherri Sweers and Kyrill Kretzschmar of Steamboat Springs, was born at 11:47 a.m. Jan. 14, 2006. His sibling is Indiana "Indi" Kretzschmar. His grandparents are John and Lori Sweers of Battlement Mesa and Joachim and Renate Kretzschmar of Oberwiesenthal, Germany.
Blashia Michelle Mead, daughter of Amanda Faye McKendrick and Jeremiah Mead of Craig, was born at 5:23 a.m. Jan. 15, 2006. She weighed 6 pounds and 8 ounces, and was 19.25 inches long. Her grandparents are Carla Daniels of Mt. Pleasant, Utah, and Monty and Joy McKendrick of Wellington, Utah.
Oscar Jules St. Pierre, son of Don and Maria St. Pierre of Steamboat Springs was born in Sydney, Australia, at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 4, 2006. He weighed 7.7 pounds and was 20.5 inches long. His brother is Oliver. His grandparents are Paul and Patricia Despis on Sydney, Australia, and George and Virginia St. Pierre of Fort Tearce, Fla. His great-grandparent is Marie Lynch of Sydney, Australia.
Cody Melvin Wiggins, son of Garrett and Melinda Wiggins of Stagecoach, was born at 9:50 a.m. Jan. 11, 2006. He weighed 7 pounds and 8 ounces and was 20 inches long. His sibling is Cutter Wiggins. His grandparents are Louise and Melvin Jones of Quincy, Fla., John and Sally Wiggins of San Diego, and Lynn and Steve Slack of Sneads, Fla.
Kyra Merie Wilson, daughter of Robin and Seth Wilson of Steamboat Springs, was born at 6:19 a.m. Jan. 15, 2006. She weighed 6 pounds and 15 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Her grandparents are Bob and Linda Hill of Cheyenne, Wyo.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Logan of Yampa announce the engagement of their daughter, Michelle Renee Logan, to Brandon McRay Pohlen, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Pohlen of LaJunta.
Vectra Bank names new market president
Bank deposits in Steamboat Springs growing; eight banks and counting
Bank deposits in Steamboat Springs have grown at a double-digit pace the past two years, and the number of banks continues to grow, as well.
Southern migration drives median home price down slightly
Steamboat Springs is poised to become a billion-dollar real-estate market.
Steamboat Springs STEAMBOAT VENTURES/HIGHMARK 2525 VILLAGE DRIVE OWNER/CONTRACTOR MIXED USE BUILDING $9,555,000
Seller's name listed first, followed by the buyer SAGEWOOD DEVELOPMENT, LTD TO HARTLESS, MARK C. AND HARTLESS, JOYCE H. FOR SAGEWOOD, FILING NO. 2 Lot: 58 -- $50,100
Friday, January 20
Four-year terms may not be long enough for members of the Steamboat Springs School Board.
2005 was the year of the duplex in Steamboat Springs.
The winter's prolific snowfall may be good for skiers, but Steamboat's public works officials are in a squeeze.
Police officers in 2005 responded to a record 9,199 calls about everything from minor thefts to major crimes such as sexual assault and drug distribution.
Broncos, Steelers followers brace for Sunday's game
When cut, humans usually bleed a deep red color. But not Drew Williams. "I bleed black and gold," Williams said.
12:28 a.m. A man in the 1300 block of Bob Adams Drive wanted officers to check on a student "who was having a bad day." Officers found the underage student drinking alcohol in his dorm room. He was given a minor-in-possession citation and was taken to detox.
Tyler Gose scored all five of his points in less than 20 seconds Friday, lifting the Rifle boys basketball team to a 48-47 win against Steamboat Springs.
Planning for a new preschool in South Routt County may involve more than just creating a place to teach young children.
Rifle makes free throws late in game
With 3 minutes, 11 seconds left in Friday's game against Steamboat Springs, the Rifle girls basketball team decided to make its free throws.
Steamboat Springs' utility district officials violated a drinking water standard in November by failing to take the required number of water samples for standard monitoring purposes. Director of Public Works Jim Weber said city workers took only six of the nine samples required for regularly scheduled water monitoring. The monitoring results tell officials whether the water meets health standards. The city is required by the state to notify customers of the error and will send out a mailing.
Thursday, January 19
A horse is a horse, until it's more than that. As Studio Gallery 27 unveils a weeklong show of horse paintings and sculptures, it becomes immediately obvious that horses represent different things to each of the nine featured artists.
Tread of Pioneers Museum officials are looking for longtime Routt County families willing to donate their memoirs and writings.
Want to have a say in who becomes the next city manager? You may have your chance. The city is looking for applicants to join the City Manager Search Community Committee.
Commercial aircraft arriving at Yampa Valley Regional Airï¿½--port west of Steamboat Springs were near or at capacity Thursday, and the effects will be felt at area lodges Saturday night.
Planning Commission unanimously backs development
The Routt County Planning Commission on Thursday recommended approval of the county's largest land preservation subdivision project, calling it a model for future projects.
Republican gubernatorial candidate talks to residents
In a visit to Steamboat Springs on Thursday, U.S. Rep. Bob Beauprez campaigned as much for his home state as he did for himself.
Designs due Feb. 1 for poster, T-shirt contest A contest is under way for a T-shirt and poster design for the third annual Teen Battle of the Bands. The design should include the words "2006 Teen Battle of the Bands." Preference will be given to artwork by teens. Designs are due Feb. 1. For more information, call Autumn Phillips at 871-4210 or e-mail email@example.com.
Wild, Farrell, Ladley, Chythlook on to Korea
Four Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club snowboarders have been named to the FIS Junior World Championships team.
Sophomore takes both matches; team winless
The Palisade wrestling team was in postseason form.
A season of firsts continues for the Steamboat Springs High School girls tennis team.
Winter Sports Club's youngest riders post top results
For snowboarders struggling to land jumps, don't read this. It might be upsetting.
Wednesday, Jan. 18 2:38 a.m. Someone in the 2700 block of Village Drive reported hearing people in an apartment arguing loudly. Officers mediated the situation between a father and daughter, who were yelling and screaming.
This will be Gib Manzanares' third year playing music as part of a Jimmie Heuga Snow Express fundraiser, but this year when he picks up his guitar, it will have a different meaning. Since last year's Jimmy Heuga Snow Express for Multiple Sclerosis Benefit Music Jam, Manzanares' brother was diagnosed with MS.
Cases against business owners who violated liquor laws are proceeding through the judicial system or through hearings before the Steamboat Springs City Council.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club "B.R.M.C" Available at All That Jazz for $16.98
There are dreams, and there is reality, and there is that place in between where dreams become reality.
Today ¤ Brown Bag Lunch Lecture: "Memories to Memoirs" by Susan de Wardt When: Noon Where: Tread of Pioneers Museum, 800 Oak St. Cost: Free
The classical guitar has a quiet but articulate way of exploring music and, in this case, the world. On Tuesday night, audience members will be ushered into the guitar way of thinking through something familiar -- Bach overture.
Anthony B. does not water down his music. Where reggae began as a cultural and political tool, so it continues under the artistry of Anthony B.
Tonight ¤ Steve Boynton When: 4 to 7 p.m. Where: Chaps in the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel Cost: Free Call: 871-5500
You idiots. That was all I could think as I looked around the room at Levelz on Tuesday night. On stage were The Wood Brothers -- Chris Wood of Medeski, Martin and Wood, and his lesser-known but no-less-talented brother, Oliver Wood.
Wednesday, January 18
The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club's Tuesday Night Recreational Jumping series is Tuesday nights from 6 to 8 p.m. through March 7. Registration is from 5:30 to 6 p.m. on jumping nights. The cost is $12 a night, and jumpers must have a lift ticket and a helmet. No experience is necessary. Call 879-0695.
Here's the scenario. It's a cold, Sunday morning. The cross-country ski race is ready to start. A man entered in the male competitive division heads to the line.
The steep hills and high altitude of the Eldora Nordic Center did little to slow Steamï¿½--boat Springs skier Kathï¿½--erine Ingalls as she cruised to victory in Saturday's Junior Olympic qualifying race.
Zachary James Cardenas, son of Jacqueline and James Cardenas of Oak Creek, was born at 8:09 p.m. Jan. 1, 2006. He weighed 6 pounds and 9 ounces and was 18.25 inches long. His siblings are Johnathan and Felica. His grandparents are Sue and Ken Cardenas of Yampa; and Norma Jones of California.
James and Patricia Mattimore of Long Island, N.Y., announce the engagement of their daughter, Julianne Mattimore of Steamboat Springs, to Carl Warnke of Steamboat.
Elementary students use blueberry ink, learn to square dance in activities
In teaching her students about pioneer life, Katie Knezevich learned a new use for blueberries. Knezevich's second-graders at Strawberry Park Elementary School and those in three other second-grade classes took part in "Pioneer Day" on Wednesday morning. Students sat clustered around tables in Knezevich's classroom, dipping the stems of feathers into cups of blueberry juice and drawing pictures and letters with the makeshift quill pens and ink.
For Hayden school officials, no news is hopefully good news. At a meeting of the Hayden School Board on Wednesday night, board members and district administrators discussed community feedback about the four-day school weeks that began Dec. 2 and will continue into March. The shortened weeks are designed to give teachers time to plan and integrate curriculum -- and to give struggling students time to receive specialized tutoring -- every Friday during the winter.
The Routt County Planning Commission tonight will review the largest land preservation subdivision ever proposed in Routt County.
Gary Wall said he knows his political philosophies are different than the typical candidate and that his 40 years working in law enforcement haven't been as traditional as some people's.
Never before in the nine years that Marcia and Jason Cobb have owned Steamboat Snowmobile Tours has a client been badly hurt. But last week, a Michigan woman died when she was hit by a truck while crossing U.S. Highway 40 near Dumont Lake on a snowmobile.
Rams, Tigers headed to league tournament; Sailors host triangular
Meeker dominated Tuesday's wrestling dual against Hayden, but Tiger Mitchell Doolin made a statement at 125 pounds. The freshman pinned Kyle Stout on a headlock three days after the Meeker sophomore took second in the two-day Uintah Tournament in Utah.
An 18-year-old man accused of stealing a car and leading police on a high-speed chase on Lincoln Avenue has reached a disposition in his case. On Wednesday, the man's case was bound to District Court.
Routt County Human Services dedicates new offices
Michael Sidinger recently was called to the Steamboat Springs police station to pick up three runaway juveniles from another state. He kept them up talking for several hours before transferring them to Routt County Human Services. Then he did something he could not have done several months ago.
7:32 p.m. Three men wearing nothing but underwear and baseball caps reportedly ran through a restaurant in the 700 block of Lincoln Avenue. The men ran through the back door of the establishment. Officers were unable to find them.
The creation of an urban renewal authority for Steamboat Springs' mountain base area has spurred several policy changes. Soon, some of the URA's visual effects will become apparent.
Tuesday, January 17
When the 2006 U.S. Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Championships open Satur-day in Steamboat Springs, Todd Lodwick is going to be a marked man.
Second accident at railroad crossing in a month
Buck Chavarria said he began to slow down well ahead of the train tracks that run through the Fish Creek mobile-home park in Steamboat Springs.
Conversations about issues needing to be addressed in Steamboat Springs and Routt County often get around to affordable housing.
So we return to the discussion of the "Bible in History and Literature" class to be possibly included into Steamboat Springs High School curriculum. While other world nations surge past the United States in science and math, we will now use a book that was written in the first century by a variety of writers and translated (poorly) from an ancient language to teach our students history. As the people submitting this proposal to the School Board say to themselves, "It's basically a history course using the Bible as its main text."
Regarding changes coming to Lincoln Avenue, it's timely to read Lucile Bogue's book "Miracle on a Mountain." On page 50, she talks about going across the country, touting the college: "Yampa Valley College?" they would say, looking bewildered. "I never heard of it? Where is it?"
Oh no! Now what? Mr. Middle America says that we should pull out of Iraq -- now. What will W. and his ilk do to dis Walter as they have done with anyone else who has dared to belittle W. and his war? Maybe they will say that he is just too old to know any better. Well, he was right on with Vietnam and he is right on again. Iraq is a never-ending quagmire that will continue to see our troops die for a country that surely will end up in civil war. What will W. (or his writers) say then?
Library holds Babytime program on Saturdays Bud Werner Memorial Library will resume its Babytime program Saturday mornings with a free program for babies, toddlers and their parents.
Monday, Jan. 16 7:58 a.m. A woman requested an ambulance for a person with a broken ankle at Fourth Street and Lincoln Avenue. The individual was transported and treated at Yampa Valley Medical Center.
This Congressman knows how to kick up his heels. U.S. Rep. Bob Beauprez, an Arvada Republican, officially began his campaign for governor Tuesday with some country-style dancing at the Grizzly Rose Saloon and Dance Emporium in Denver. Cam-paign manager John Marshall said more than 1,500 people reserved tickets for the "absolutely huge" event.
Early signs indicate the new Valley View Business Park on Hayden's east side someday will fulfill the goals of the town government -- bringing more businesses to Hayden.
Foul trouble limited Keenan Bruchez and Bryan Richards, but it did not stop the Hayden boys basketball team from picking up a 46-34 win against North Park in Walden on Saturday.
The Hayden wrestling team has found a tournament sure to appear on the schedule next season.
Hockey team beats Air Academy, falls to Pine Creek
The good news is that the Steamboat Springs High School hockey team avenged its only loss of the season Friday, defeating defending state champion Air Academy.
During a discussion about transportation on Tuesday, City Council members agreed that they would like to try running a downtown circulator bus in the summer.
PRCA cowboys, cowgirls take on 32nd annual Cowboy Downhill
Michael Sisk had a message for the 60 other cowboys and cowgirls gathered in Steamboat Springs for Tuesday's 32nd annual Bud Light Cowboy Downhill.
Monday, January 16
A Yampa man was in jail Monday facing three criminal charges in connection with an incident with an ex-girlfriend about guns, which occurred Sunday at the Royal Hotel.
Bob White, director of Routt County Human Services, couldn't help but smile when he said his department's new building is bringing an old mortuary back to life.
Youth basketball league registration forms available Registration is under way for the city's youth basketball program. The program is for children in third through sixth grades and runs from March through May. The program is designed for youths who want to learn more about the fundamentals of basketball in a noncompetitive atmosphere. Registrations are being accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration forms can be obtained at the Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department office. Call 879-4300 for more information.
The U.S. Nordic Combined and Special Jumping teams made it official Monday by naming 11 skiers to the Olympic team that will compete in Turin, Italy, in February.
Sunday, Jan. 15 12:24 a.m. An anonymous noise complaint was made about loud music on Balsam Court.
If you're tired of bouncing your car over that irritating pothole or frost-heave, there is an opportunity to make your voice heard.
Officials at Steamboat Ski Area say they don't fit the trend for Colorado's destination resorts described in a news release last week.
Sunday, January 15
Cowboy Downhill in its 32nd year at Steamboat Ski Area
One of Steamboat Ski Area's most unusual events returns to the slopes Tuesday. The 32nd annual Bud Light Cowboy Downhill takes over Headwall run at 1:30 p.m. with an entertaining dual slalom race.
1:28 p.m. A man reported a hit-and-run, noninjury vehicle accident at Howelsen Hill. Police said a 52-year-old woman, on the way to pick up her children, backed into a vehicle in the parking lot. Witnesses thought the woman was intoxicated and reported the incident. The woman then reportedly backed into another vehicle. Police arrived and arrested her on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Police said the woman had not yet picked up her children at the time of the accidents.
Yampa Valley Medical Center needs volunteers for its lobby information desk and the pain management department. Various hours and shifts are available. Call volunteer coordinator Mindy Fontaine at 870-1146 for more information.
Area legislators Jack Taylor and Al White quickly got down to work this week, introducing seven bills during the first three days of the legislative session at the Capitol in Denver.
The South Routt School Board plans to decide within a month on a site for the South Routt Early Learning Center.
Secret and rarely used journalistic powers of ordinance invoked
By the power vested in me as an official newspaper guy, I hereby declare a snow-driving emergency in Steamboat Springs. I have exercised my right to invoke an "ordinance by citizen." Henceforth, all motorists shall affix a warning device to the top of their radio antennae so that their fellow motorists might be able discern their rapid approach behind that giant snowbank at the intersection.
Saturday, January 14
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.
Council to discuss parking, sidewalks
People who live in Steamboat Springs care about how easily they can get around town. In the 2005 community survey, residents identified traffic mobility and circulation as the second most important issue in the city. And those who have lived here for a number of years reported increasing frustration with traffic.
Students handle class, competition
Andy White was tired but ready to go. On a clear, sunny Friday in the parking lot at Howelsen Hill, the 17-year-old Steamboat Springs High School senior loaded two giant ski bags, six bottles of lemon-lime Gatorade and at least three packs of snacks, clothes and gear into a large white van.
On Wednesday, about 100 hospital employees, rescue workers and people involved with the former Yampa Valley Air Ambulance gathered at the Doak Walker Care Center to remember three lives lost one year before.
Monday, Jan. 16 The Oak Creek Public Library is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Yampa Public Library is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The South Routt Medical Center is open for physical therapy with Dr. Tom Collins from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 736-8118 for appointments. The South Routt Medical Center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 736-8118 for appointments.
Longtime Yampa resident Evelyn Pidcock, 91, starts new chapter at care center
Just as they have for 80-plus years, Evelyn Pidcock's fingers slid across the cool ivory keys of a piano as she played one of her favorite tunes for a growing crowd of residents last week.
Fish Creek Falls trail accessible to hikers
Last week's snowstorm on the Park Range brought the settled snow depth on the summit of Buffalo Pass to 117.6 inches.
Groups give writers a venue to unleash their creativity
On Thursday, the table was scattered with the detritus of creativity -- crumpled paper, pens and pencils, folders full of research notes and chocolate.
Warning! It snows here in Steamboat. My goodness, this year it has snowed a lot. I hear that the 3 feet I have in my yard is just average; some have 5 feet.
Human Services to hold open house Wednesday The Routt County Department of Human Services is hosting an open house from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at its new offices, 135 Sixth St.
Change accelerates on Steamboat's main street
As change takes shape and becomes reality on Lincoln Avenue this year, the Steamboat Pilot & Today plans a series of stories that will illuminate the history of Lincoln Avenue, take a close look at its present condition and attempt to peer into the future.
ALVERSON, JOHNNIE R. III TO FISHER, WESLEY J. FOR WAGON WHEEL CONDO Unit: 7, BLDG 3 -- $100,000
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS SCOTT AND CINDY MACGRAY 2685 ABBEY ROAD JSM BUILDERS INC. SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE $309,706
Light-industrial businesses at both ends of the Yampa Valley are beginning to see opportunity in the middle. Annette Hall of Prudential Steamboat Realty said this week that she's poised to close on the sales of several lots in the new Valley View Business Park on the southeast side of Hayden. There are buyers from Craig and Steamboat Springs, she said.
I blame the patent leather shoes, lacy dresses and restricting tights. It was a valiant -- but failed -- family attempt to make me be a girl.
Mike Letlow doesn't need to answer the question. He simply points to his wife and sons. They are what he misses the most.
The Steamboat Springs City Council will get the opportunity Tuesday to begin addressing a lingering problem in the public transportation system.
If we call our city Ski Town USA, why don't we make it easy for commuters to cross-country ski through our community as they do in parts of Europe? We have a very good Core Trail bicycle path that is plowed each and every time it snows. The trail is so wide that it requires two passes of the plow to grade the entire width of the path. Leaving 3 feet on one side of the path unplowed would allow traditional cross-country skiers to travel alongside the fewer pedestrians and bicyclists who use the path in the winter months.
Friday, January 13
Snowmobilers lost in North Routt found
Man sentenced to 12 years in prison for selling cocaine
Michael Sherrod Saunders was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison and five years mandatory parole after pleading guilty to selling cocaine from his home.
In about 16 years, Olivia might date Jonathan at Steamï¿½boat Springs High School. Olivia was the most popular name for a newborn baby girl at Yampa Valley Medical Center in 2005, hospital spokeswoman Christine McKelvie said. Four local families chose the name for their daughters.
Led by strong finishes from former Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athletes, the University of Colorado ski team finished second at the Alaska Invitational.
Sailor Mitch Bryden has double-double in team's win
Ten minutes after the Steamboat Springs boys basketball team beat Eagle Valley on Friday, attention shifted to tonight's opponent: Battle Mountain.
Somewhere between Tuesday's 35-point loss to Moffat County and Friday's tip against Eagle Valley, Steamboat Springs girls basketball coach Ashley Berggren aand her seniors had a sit-down.
2:19 a.m. A 24-year-old man was arrested in the 2300 block of Mount Werner Circle on suspicion of flashing people on a hotel balcony. Officers first found the man drunk, standing alone in the middle of the street wearing a wet T-shirt and jeans. Officers followed the man and witnessed an argument with people on the balcony. They arrested the man after he took off his pants and flashed the group.
At Colorado Mountain College this spring, you can learn to write from a published author and learn to cook from local chefs.
Hayden school officials are planning next year's budget and taking on other basic issues.
Thursday, January 12
A fire destroyed a small shed on Routt County Road 14D on Thursday afternoon.
The Oak Creek Town Board adopted five amended municipal codes during its meeting Thursday night. At issue were several municipal codes that Oak Creek Mayor Kathy "Cargo" Rodeman said needed to be eliminated or modified.
12:08 a.m. Someone in the 3100 block of Columbine Drive reported hearing loud music. The residents were warned.
The Chix with Stix picked up its third win of the season Saturï¿½--day against the Silverwolves of Colorado Springs.
Club volleyball runs through spring
Steamboat Springs High School sophomore Lauren Marias has played club volleyball for three winters. She believes in its benefits.
Local teens can paddle it out for the right to be called pingpong champions -- and winners of $25 gift certificates -- during a city Teen Programs event tonight.
More than three decades ago, Bob Baker read Galway Kinnell's poem "The Bear." The poem is difficult to read because of its graphic description of man versus nature.
A 24-year-old man was arrested Thursday morning on suspicion of showing his genitals to people standing on a hotel balcony.
Steamboat Springs Planning Commissioners agreed with residents that a proposed project is high in density, but they said that density is needed.
The proposed Riverwalk project is two steps closer to approval. The Steamboat Springs Planning Commission voted 4-1 on Thursday to approve two phases of the proposed development, a 10-building project along Yampa Street between Third and Fifth streets that would include 72 residential units, seven deed-restricted affordable units, 35 hotel rooms, 35,234 square feet of commercial space and 108 underground parking garage spaces
A Craig man accused of driving under the influence of alcohol and hitting a family's minivan pleaded not guilty in Routt County District Court on Thursday.
Brady Rymer looked out on his audience of pint-sized rock fans and heard a 4-year-old yell "Last Night in Utero." It wasn't much different from the screamed requests he used to get in nightclubs when he played with the band From Good Homes.
A proposal for an elective high school class that would teach the Bible as a historical document is scheduled to come before the Steamboat Springs School Board this month.
Mike Gordon and Leo Kottke "Sixty Six Steps" Available at All That Jazz for $16.98
¤"Interpretation: New works by Patricia Branstead" is on display at the Comb Goddess, in the Old West Building on 11th Street. Call 871-0606.
Rick Bragg's story about his family, "All Over But the Shoutin,'" begins by simply saying, "This is not an important book."
Cully Kistler gives a whole new meaning to the term "plein-air." She paints on location and completes the piece in a matter of hours. When she finally lifts the brush, she does not go back to make corrections or additions.
Look around your town When people visit and you search around town desperately for something to entertain them, you realize there are things that locals take for granted.
Tonight ¤ Medeski, Martin and Wood When: Doors open at 6 p.m. (No opening act) Where: Music Tent in the lower lot of Steamboat Ski Area Cost: $22 in advance at All That Jazz, Christie Sports in Central Park Plaza or Gondola Square SportStalker Call: 879-7179 Why you should go: Medeski inside a spaceship cockpit of keyboards steering the musical world.
The last time I took an exercise class, leotards were in style.
Medeski, Martin and Wood's latest album "End of the World Party (Just in Case)" proves that, if anything, is going on in music, the band is one step ahead of it.
Tonight ¤ Steve Boynton When: 4 to 7 p.m. Where: Chaps in the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel Cost: Free Call: 871-5500
An online review of one of Spoken's concerts described an unassuming guy walking through the crowd with a Bible.
For all those who know Chris Wood, bass player for Medeski, Martin and Wood, it's time to meet his brother.
Wednesday, January 11
The owner of the Coca-Cola distribution center in Craig confirmed this week that he plans to move the business to a new commercial park being developed in Hayden.
One of the two women accused of stealing more than $39,000 from the Hampton Inn & Suites pleaded guilty to felony theft in court Wednesday.
A 35-year-old Canadian woman arrested on Thanksgiving Day on suspicion of stabbing a man with a steak knife pleaded guilty Wednesday to felony menacing.
The Odyssey odyssey is nearing another turning point.
A group of Steamboat Springs High School students have learned not to mistake neutrons for croutons.
After several days during which departing passengers outnumbered arriving ones at Yampa Valley Regional Airport, the build-up to the Martin Luther King holiday weekend reversed the trend Wednesday.
12:46 a.m. A man near Seventh Street and Lincoln Avenue reported an incoherent passenger riding the bus. The man said he didn't think the passenger needed medical attention.
After living in Oak Creek for 32 years and serving as the town clerk when it was a part-time job in the 1970s, Karen Halterman decided it was time to try the job again.
After conducting just two meetings in the past two months, the Oak Creek Town Board is poised to get back to business tonight.
The woman killed Tuesday afternoon while trying to cross U.S. Highway 40 near Dumont Lake on a snowmobile has been identified as 42-year-old Carol Wayland of Michigan.
Less than one month remains before the Class 4A and Class 2A regional tournaments, and wrestlers in Soroco, Hayden and Steamboat Springs are settling into their weight classes.
Steamboat Springs planning commissioners are set to have a busy night.
Race from rodeo grounds to quarry
The Mountain Cut Hill Climb isn't until Sunday, but Dan Smilkstein thinks the inaugural cross-country ski race will be an instant classic.
Tuesday, January 10
A discussion at Monday's meeting of the Steamboat Springs School Board shed light on how salaries of local school staff compare with those of other state educators.
Moffat County beats Steamboat, 72-37
The transition from shooting guard to point guard is going quite well for Moffat County sophomore Angie Charchalis.
Even before the second half started, Steamboat Springs' Aaron Calkins was feeling it.
Miner and family stay positive while he works overseas
Mike Letlow doesn't need to answer the question. He simply points to his wife and sons. They are what he misses the most.
Rams come from behind to beat Hayden, 45-43
It's a good thing the Hayden and Soroco girls basketball teams are off until Friday. The players need to catch their breath.
It was disappointing to watch a Steamboat Springs School Board meeting bog down as it did Monday in a procedural issue that shouldn't have been dealt with on the public's time.
It has been a tough season so far for city and county snowplow operators, and we're only a couple of weeks into winter, officially. These guys get a lot of flak for "plowing us in" some mornings. When that means extra time and work for us to clear our driveways and get to work, it can be aggravating.
As the new year begins, it is a time to reflect and give thanks.
A Colorado native, music lover and experienced educator has been hired as the new dean for the Alpine Campus of Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat Springs.
A snowmobiler was killed Tuesday afternoon on U.S. Highway 40 near Dumont Lake when she was hit by a semi-trailer as she tried to cross the highway.
Residents of Fairview will have to wait to build on lots
Residents in the Fairview neighborhood will have to wait another 90 days before they can build on some lots.
Skateboarders, roller skaters and scooter riders will have to open their pocketbooks wider if they get caught riding where they aren't allowed.
2:24 a.m. A 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of criminal mischief, menacing and second-degree assault after police said he threatened a man with a hammer and threatening to return to the victim's residence with a gun. Officers said the men apparently were involved in a scuffle over a woman.
Soda Creek music teacher wins award
A Soda Creek Elementary School teacher has been named the recipient of an annual statewide award from the American Legion.
A Hayden man who raped and kidnapped his 12-year-old daughter and left her for dead in the Idaho wilderness will spend the rest of his life in prison, a judge ruled Monday.
When a well-intentioned person in the Copper Ridge neighborhood recently put out bales of grass hay to sustain snowed-in mule deer, the fate of the animals was sealed.
The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club's Tuesday Night Recreational Jumping series is Tuesday nights from 6 to 8 p.m. through March 7. Registration is from 5:30 to 6 p.m. on jumping nights. The cost is $12 a night, and jumpers must have a lift ticket and a helmet. No experience necessary. Call 879-0695.
Oak Creek's water plant is almost back to normal, three weeks after a break in the main waterline drained 90 percent of the town's water supply.
Bruchez leads all scorers with 22 points in win against Soroco
The Hayden boys basketball team dominated play in the paint during Tuesday's 56-38 win against rival Soroco.
Monday, January 9
Steamboat Invitational brings 120 students
The Steamboat Springs High School speech team hosted its only home tournament of the season Saturday, bringing teams from nine high schools to the 26th Annual Steamboat Springs Invitational.
From skateboards to subdivision lot development to building fees, the Steamboat Springs City Council has a busy list of business to address tonight.
Four people were injured Sunday when their car collided with a semi-trailer at U.S. Highway 40 and Routt County Road 27, a Colorado State Patrol trooper said.
1:04 a.m. A man reported that somebody threw a rock through the window of a city bus on Walton Creek Road. Police had no suspects.
The third annual Teen Battle of the Bands will be made more memorable by T-shirts commemorating the event.
School Board member says his suggestions not on agenda
At the beginning of Monday night's meeting of the Steamboat Springs School Board, fifth-grade teacher Mike Johnson said: "At the classroom level, it feels like nothing has changed since the election of the new board."
City and county officials focused on affordable housing Monday during a review of a plan for development west of Steamboat Springs.
Sunday, January 8
The Steamboat Springs Chamber Orchestra will introduce its new Youth Ensemble Program to parents and their young musicians at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Depot Art Center. In a new design, an ensemble "coach" from the chamber orchestra will instruct student quartets, consisting of violins, violas, cellos, bass, piano, flutes and clarinets at various ability levels. The program is for musicians from elementary- through high-school age.
1:01 a.m. A fight in progress was reported in the 1800 block of Ski Time Square Drive. 2:21 a.m. A caller made a noise complaint for the 2200 block of Storm Meadow Drive. 4:29 a.m. A caller reported a disturbance in the 2300 block of Mount Werner Circle.
The Salvation Army's bell ringers were heard loud and clear this holiday season. The 2005 kettle campaign had a record year, pulling in $16,750 for the organization, which provides assistance to low-income families. In 2004, the kettle campaign raised $12,091.
Public transportation long on riders, short on drivers
Despite a shortage in bus drivers, Steamboat Springs Transit was able to operate at peak levels New Year's weekend, two event nights in a row.
Saturday, January 7
Steamboat beats Doherty, 4-1
What the Steamboat Springs High School hockey team giveth, it can taketh away.
Tigers start league season on the right foot
The Tigers need to get hungry. On Friday and Saturday, the Hayden High School boys basketball team let West Grand and Coal Ridge hang around longer than they should have considering Hayden's obvious advantage in talent.
Early snowfall yields bounty for plowing companies
The winter is young, but it already offers the promise of a bumper crop for area businesses that harvest snow from driveways and parking lots.
City officials say they were seeking a balance when they met with athletes to discuss a proposed ordinance.
Lawmakers face difficult issues as session nears
For Colorado lawmakers, the flowers soon will be replaced by brass tacks.
JAIL REPORT 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.
Former Oak Creek resident Frank Yurich Jr. passed away Jan. 1, 2006, in Green Valley, Ariz. He was 76.
Aspen resident Margaret R. Stirling passed away peacefully on Dec. 23, 2005, at her daughter's ranch near Hayden. She was 90.
Emilia Blaine Tucker, daughter of Michelle and Luke Tucker of Craig, was born at 10:10 p.m. Dec. 27, 2005. She weighed 7.12 pounds and was 20 inches long. Her grandparents are Tamra and Blaine Tucker of Craig, and Connie and Bill Schmalz of Grand Junction.
Monday, Jan. 9 The Oak Creek Public Library is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Yampa Public Library is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The South Routt Medical Center is open for physical therapy with Dr. Tom Collins from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 736-8118 for appointments. The South Routt Medical Center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 736-8118 for appointments.
Oak Creek man's job as apprentice helped him discover lifelong hobby and career
Paul Carter Rutledge never expected a job working as an apprentice in a stained-glass shop in Kansas would lead him to his passion.
The Steamboat Springs School Board will conduct a study session and public meeting Monday at the George P. Sauer Human Services Center, 325 Seventh St.
Angelina Smith, daughter of Kasi Smith of Yampa, was born at 6:53 a.m. Dec. 2, 2005. She weighed 6 pounds and was 18 inches long. Her sibling is Julianna Porter. Her grandparent is Gina Rogers of Denver.
Charley Jordan Lodwick, daughter of Sunny and Todd Lodwick of Steamboat Springs, was born at 6 p.m. Dec. 29, 2005. She weighed 7 pounds and was 18.75 inches long. Her grandparents are Carol and Ed Owens of Jackson, Wyo., and Jeanne and Dennis Lodwick of Steamboat Springs.
Alaya Nellie Ann Lievanos, daughter of Marissa Danyelle Haak and Nicholas Gary Lievanos of Steamboat Springs, was born at 4:31 a.m. Nov. 29, 2005. She weighed 5 pounds and 11 ounces and was 16.5 inches long. Her siblings are Levi Daniel and Carter Allen Van Pelt. Her grandparents are Sherry Ann Bird and Garnet Wessley Bird of Steamboat Springs; Debra Jean Prather of Carson City, Nev., and David James Lievanos of Medford, Ore.
Daisey Grace Holt, daughter of Kacy Renee Holt and Gabriel Daniel Holt of Baggs, Wyo., was born at 8:48 a.m. Dec. 30, 2005. She weighed 8 pounds and 15 ounces and was 18 inches long. Her siblings are Alexis, Gabriel and Dakota. Her grandparents are Debra Liljedahl of Craig, James Holt of Baggs, Wyo., John Hazen of Russia, and Renee Hazen of Cedaredge.
Megan Isabelle Guire, daughter of Chris and Trevor Guire of Hayden, was born at 3:54 a.m. Nov. 29, 2005. She weighed 4 pounds and 5 ounces and was 16.5 inches long. Her siblings are Tanner and Brennan. Her grandparents are Mim and Bob Rapp of Terrigal, New South Wales, Australia, and Marilyn Guire of Hayden.
Jemma Casey Dinges, daughter of Elisha and Matt Dinges of Stagecoach, was born at 4:01 a.m. Dec. 28, 2005. She weighed 7.5 pounds and was 19.5 inches long. Her grandparents are Vicki and Ron Dinges of Mendota, Ill., and Geoff Cross of Brisbane, Australia.
Jesse Everet Chedsey, son of Lisa and Brent Chedsey of Coalmont, was born at 2:33 p.m. Dec. 27, 2005. He weighed 6 pounds and 11 ounces and was 18.25 inches long. His siblings are Matt and Mercedez. His grandparents are Beu and Glen Chedsey of Coalmont, and Tonia and Ken Montague of Pinetop, Ariz.
Ryanne Grace Catterson, daughter of Angela and Christopher Catterson of Steamboat Springs, was born at 3:52 a.m. Dec. 28, 2005. She weighed 6 pounds and 9 ounces and was 18 inches long. Her sibling is Liam Catterson. Her grandparents are Earlene and Edward Smith of Vergennes, Vt., Bruce Catterson of Huntington, N.Y., and Patricia Magnan of Kings Park, N.Y.
Grace Elizabeth Brice, daughter of Bettina and Rex Brice of Steamboat Springs, was born at 6:15 a.m. Dec. 28, 2005. She weighed 5 pounds and 13 ounces and was 19 inches long.
Parker Davis Ashley, son of Cindy and Brian Ashley of Yampa, was born at 2:05 p.m. Dec. 1, 2005. He weighed 8.5 pounds and was 19.75 inches long. His siblings are Harrison and Spencer. His grandparents are Helen and Ernest Rezzonico of Hewitt, N.J., and Mary and Silas Ashley of Petersburg, Ind.
Age: Ageless... I mean 52. Occupation: Principal at Soda Creek Elementary School Place of birth: San Diego, Calif.
Rain, sleet or shine, man keeps airline passengers fed
A small bunch of grapes, a few cocktail shrimp, a triangle of cheese and slices of salami are carefully arranged and wrapped in Charlie Epp's kitchen.
Mambo Italiano flies in Italian winemaker Mambo Italiano in downtown Steamboat Springs will host Italian winemaker Sisto Tessari on Thursday for a special meal that will educate diners about the intricacies of the winemaking process.
There are two distinct stories to tell at one of Steamboat Springs' newest commercial/light industrial projects.
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Ski package attracts young adults with music legends, new sensations
When they tune up the acoustic guitars and fiddles under the big tent in the gondola parking lot Sunday night, an international audience will tune in to satellite radio to catch the performances live.
Steamboat's crop of mid-year graduates use Senior Projects to help clarify futures
Five Steamboat Springs High School seniors presented their Senior Projects to school district staff Friday, displaying a quality of work that overshadowed recent public debate about the Senior Odyssey program.
The Steamboat Springs City Council will have to make some hard decisions when it deals with a group of businesses accused of violating liquor laws.
Young Coal Ridge squad upends Hayden
Showing up to a Hayden High School girls basketball game wearing black and orange usually wouldn't cause a stir, but Jacky Gaddis was the Coal Ridge coach.
Friday, January 6
Attorney Heather Turner's legal troubles escalated Thursday night when she was arrested at her Hayden home on a bench warrant issued after she failed to appear in court.
Thursday, Jan. 5 12:23 a.m. A taxi driver in the 800 block of Larimer Street reported a woman couldn't pay her taxi fare because her credit card could not be processed. A member of the woman's family paid the fare.
The pendulum has swung, and departing airline passengers outnumbered arrivals Friday at Yampa Valley Regional Airport.
Suicide support group meets once a month
Anna Anderson was tired.
Air Academy takes down Steamboat, 1-0
For three periods on Friday night, the members of the Steamboat Springs High School hockey team did everything possible to extend the team's winning streak.
Lauren Letson stopped just short of saying she and her teammates could ski the face of Howelsen Hill blindfolded.
Out of an invisible magic box that sat on the floor in front of her, Sara Stout pulled an imaginary scooter that she "rode" across the room, grasping handlebars with her hands and kicking the air with her legs.
Council says official should be savvy, flexible, up for challenge
Steamboat Springs' next city manager should be savvy, flexible and willing to challenge the City Council, council members said Thursday during their daylong retreat.
The Oak Creek Town Board will announce a town clerk Tuesday after interviews with the potential candidates Monday.
A bartender was arrested Thursday night on suspicion of stealing more than $700 from a tent he was working at during a Musicfest concert.
Thursday, January 5
Since Arrested Development disbanded in the '90s, hip-hop has changed. It has more mainstream exposure than it did during the group's first go around.
Some members of the Steamboat Springs City Council have two years left in their terms; the others have four. Council members, however, looked beyond their terms to set priorities reaching as far as five years from now.
Commission debates zoning ordinance proposal
Steamboat Springs planning commissioners spent more than four hours hashing through an affordable-housing ordinance on Thursday night.
Prep sports begin after holiday break
High school sports resume this week, and for prep teams, the real season starts. Although December games and matches count in the overall record, the league seasons begin this weekend, and league records go a long way in determining postseason seedings and success.
After spending a few years teaching physical education and science in Japan and working as a private security officer in Denver, Tonja Cowan decided she was ready for a change.
Three more women have accused a 44-year-old Steamboat Springs man of groping them, police said. The man already is charged with groping a 15-year-old girl.
As bargaining begins for teacher and staff contracts for the 2006-07 school year, several employees of the Steamboat Springs School District say pay increases are needed.
¤ Steve Boynton When: 4 to 7 p.m. Where: Chaps in the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel Cost: Free Call: 871-5500
Saturday ¤ A dedication ceremony for "Steamboat Spirit" by sculptor George Lundeen will be held at 3 p.m. at Howelsen Hill. The life-size bronze was created in honor of the junior athletes of Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club. A small version of the statue is on display and for sale at the Wild Horse Gallery in the Steamboat Sheraton Resort Hotel. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Ashley Stamp Scholarship Fund. Call 879-7660.
Sculpture commemorates junior athletes
If you want to leave a lasting legacy, leave it in bronze. Long after the artist and the object of a bronze sculpture are gone, the artwork will remain.
For the first time in a long time, I was counting the songs to make sure I got my money's worth before I left the show. If a band is boring, I usually follow the $1 per song equation. I force myself to listen until the scales are balanced, then I drag my disappointed ears home.
Leaders hope discussion will defuse differences
For more than a year, the religious leaders of Steamboat Springs have been meeting to discuss and understand one another's belief systems. On Thursday, for the first time, they will open the discussion to the community. This initial dialogue, they hope, will become the basis for quarterly panels dedicated to facets of spiritual experience.
I had to have someone tell me what I was listening to. I never would have guessed that "Tiny Cities" was an entire album of Modest Mouse covers because it sounds nothing like the original. In this record, the Mouse's music is heard as if the Earth were rotating backward, as if time slowed and everything was filtered through the eyes of an acoustic guitar.
There's a spirit that came on stage with the hair bands of the 1980s, left with them and has never returned. That is why we must revisit it again and again through heavy metal tribute bands.
Upgrade me. Upgrade me. Upgrade me. I was sending psychic vibrations to the oblivious guy behind the Continental Airlines counter when my concentration was interrupted.
¤ Steve Boynton When: 4 to 7 p.m. Where: Chaps in the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel Cost: Free Call: 871-5500 Why you should go: I walked by Chaps the other day and saw Steve Boynton playing to an empty room. I thought to myself, "Why is the best guitar player in Steamboat playing to no one?"
Wednesday, January 4
Salary and contract negotiations for next year's school district staff are scheduled to begin tonight.
One day after Routt County Sheriff John Warner announced he would not be running for sheriff, Routt County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Ray Birch said he was.
Steamboat Springs planning commissioners will have a special meeting tonight to discuss affordable housing.
Rabbit Ears Pass closes Wednesday afternoon Rabbit Ears Pass was closed for about two hours on Wednesday afternoon because of inclement weather and a jack-knifed semi-trailer.
An 18-year-old Colorado Mountain College student was arrested Tuesday on suspicion he stole about $2,000 worth of ski and snowboarding equipment from a business where he worked.
Residents enjoy ice rink in winter, basketball court in summer
Residents living west of Steamboat Springs have 5,000 square feet of fun to enjoy year-round.
Tuesday, Dec. 3 12:07 a.m. Two people in the 3100 block of Ingles Lane reportedly were arguing loudly. The residents of the home were advised to keep their shouting down.
Howelsen Hill has been the site of many rodeos during the years, but very few of them have been scheduled for January.
January traffic makes a big impression on airport veteran
Hook 'em Horns was the mantra of the day at Yampa Valley Regional Airport at midday Wednesday. Excited young travelers deplaned from Houston and Dallas in time to check into their condos and watch tonight's Rose Bowl tilt between the University of Texas and the University of Southern California.
Steamboat Springs school officials soon may be talking about following a neighbor's lead and allowing advertisements on buses.
Steamboat defeats rival Battle Mountain for first time
Between the second and third periods of the Steamboat Springs hockey team's game, Aretha Franklin's hit "R-E-S-P-E-C-T" began blaring from the Howelsen Ice Arena rafters.
A Wheat Ridge man accused of numerous drug infractions pleaded guilty in Routt County District Court on Wednesday to possessing less than 1 gram of psilocybin, a hallucinogen derived from mushrooms.
A Steamboat Springs man pleaded guilty in Routt County District Court on Wednesday to stealing a snowboard and possessing less than 1 gram of cocaine.
Tuesday, January 3
Athletes get practice at regional meet
Last week, the best freestyle skiers in the country came to the U.S. Team Trials looking for a chance to go to the 2006 Winter Games.
The Steamboat Springs Planning Commission and the city's planning staff should be commended for sticking to their guns in April, when developers proposed a project -- anchored by a 14,820-square-foot Walgreens store -- that didn't measure up to the city's "big-box" ordinance.
December snowfall cracks into top 5
December snowfall totals at Steamboat Ski Area ranked among the top five in the past 25 years. The ski area received 94 inches at mid-mountain in the past month.
Monday, Jan. 2 12:42 a.m. A man reported a dog bite in the 3000 block of Aspenwood Drive.
The case of Don Nord (Steamboat Pilot & Today, Jan. 1) is more complex than the rule that Congress is superior to the states and therefore state officials can enforce federal drug prohibition against medical marijuana patients.
Man faces charges instolen ski pass incident Steamboat Springs police have identified the man who reportedly stole a one-day ski pass from a 12-year-old girl Sunday.
My family spent four pleasant days in Steamboat Springs during Christmas week. Because my wife and I don't ski, we spent time shopping and dining downtown, which, I am sure, is music to the ears of merchants and restaurant owners. So I was surprised that Steamboat Springs is so lax regarding sidewalk snow removal.
On behalf of our entire U.S. Freestyle Ski Team, I would like to extend my thanks to the Steamboat Springs community for its support of our recent U.S. Olympic Team Trials. This was truly an outstanding event with tremendous support from the community in terms of event organization and spectator support.
Brendan Doran was only 10 years old when he made a decision that would change his life.
Last winter, high temperatures prevented the Hayden Parks and Recreation Department from opening the town's portable ice skating rink.
Slick roads and excessive speed caused a shuttle bus operated by Alpine Taxi to collide with a dump truck Tuesday, closing a portion of Walton Creek Road for about an hour, police officers said. No one was injured in the accident.
As rescuers searched Tuesday for workers trapped in a West Virginia coal mine, a local administrator praised the safety record and procedures at a coal mine in Routt County.
Couple's fourth child arrives weeks ahead of schedule
Jackie Cardenas was waiting tables at her sister-in-law's restaurant Friday when she felt the first contraction. That contraction started a two-day labor process that brought Zachary James into the world.
After serving 12 years as Routt County sheriff, John Warner will not seek a fourth term.
Monday, January 2
Children knew address, how to dial 911
Nine-year-old Lena Barker was able to save her brother's life because she had two pieces of information: She knew how to dial 911 and she knew her address.
A perfect start is great, but the Steamboat Springs hockey team wants more than five wins this season. Instead of using the extended holiday break to rest, the Sailors (5-0 overall) have been skating whenever they can get ice time. This time of year, with Howelsen Ice Arena booked for public skates and holiday ice shows, Steamboat's players made the 80-minute round-trip drive to Craig's rink to stay in shape.
The Steamboat Springs Chamber Orchestra is making a push to ensure all available community resources go into creating the best possible learning experience for local music students.
Sunday, January 1
Aviators can access plane without having to buy one
When Bob Maddox learned to fly at Bob Adams Field in 1978, there were planes to rent and options for a young man who didn't own plane. But that was decades ago, and rising insurance costs have changed all that.
After five tours of duty, man returns to Hayden
A torn bumper sticker on Alex Epp's Ford Taurus reads "Support Our Troops." In the past few years, the bumper sticker has become a familiar sight, but on Sunday afternoon, as Epp drove the car through the streets of Hayden, the sticker took on deeper significance.
Yampa River State Park, two miles west of Hayden on U.S. Highway 40, will have a full-moon ski and skate open house from 2 to 8 p.m. Jan 14. Visitors can cross-country ski on a groomed nature trail, skate on a pond and enjoy roasted hotdogs, hot cocoa and coffee. Visitors also are encouraged to take ingredients for s'mores, which they can roast around a fire.
12:12 a.m. Vehicles reportedly were parking in the middle of the street in the 1300 block of Blue Sage Drive. 12:37 a.m. Vandalism was reported after a snowball broke a car window in Ski Time Square. 1:06 a.m. A disturbance was reported in the 400 block of Lincoln Avenue.
New Year's grocery shopping fails to live up to fearsome reputation
"Stand back! I'm with a condo delivery service!" My sources tell me those bold words were spoken in an authoritative tone at one of the local grocery stores this week. I know, it sounds far-fetched. However, a reliable source, one who insisted on anonymity, told me that a Dec. 28 trip to the grocery store in Steamboat Springs had a lot in common with a rewards challenge on Survivor.
12:19 a.m. Property was reported found in the 800 block of Yampa Street. 12:27 a.m. A theft was reported at the Gondola Transit Center. 12:50 a.m. A burglar alarm sounded in the 800 block of Lincoln Avenue.
The price of a first-class stamp from the U.S. Postal Service will increase to 39 cents from 37 cents on Jan. 8. The postcard rate will increase one cent to 24 cents the same day.