News for Saturday, January 14, 2006



Past, present, future

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.

Letlow athletes stay positive while dad 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.

Melinda Mawdsley: Pretty in pink

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.

Building Permits for Jan. 1 to 6


Scott Hoffner: Snow warning

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.

Skiers manage tough balance

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.

A year later, still healing

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.

A life full of music plays on

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.

Transactions for Jan. 1 to 9


Business briefs for Jan. 15

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.

Greg Hughey: Keep snow on path

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.

Our View: Put all options on the table

The Steamboat Springs City Council will get the opportunity Tuesday to begin addressing a lingering problem in the public transportation system.

South Routt calendar for Jan. 15

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.

Depths of winter

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.

No excuses

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.

Business park attracting buyers from Steamboat

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.

The Record for Jan. 15

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.

Transport tactics

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.