News for Sunday, January 1, 2006



The Record for Jan. 3

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.

Briefs for Jan. 2

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.

Club gets pilots off ground

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.

Back to civilian life

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.

Briefs for Jan. 3

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.

The Record for Jan. 2

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.

Tom Ross: 'Stand back! I'm with a condo delivery service!'

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.