News for Thursday, June 1, 2006

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SSAC exhibit features more than 80 local artists

Sharon Pace started a 38-by-38-inch oil painting a couple years ago and set it aside because she wasn't satisfied with it.

Swing into Sheraton

Golf course offers group, private lessons

Golf instructor Troy Weller insists he doesn't teach golf -- he teaches people.

The sage advice of a gardener

If you need advice about growing sage or any other garden plant, call a Routt County master gardener.

Yampa men on recovery road

A barbecue benefiting the two Yampa men who were injured during a gas explosion in May is set for June 15.

Marathon motivation

Local runner finds inspiration to keep her going

Maggie McElhinney found her marathon training diversion.

Teachers hired for alternative school

Two teachers have been hired for Yampa Valley High School, a new alternative school scheduled to open in Steamboat Springs in September.

Escape from paradise

The world looks different from behind a new pair of BluBlocker sunglasses (from Walgreens in Las Vegas). And in a city where image is everything, we came to represent.

Music calendar for June 2-8

Friday ¤ Organstein, jazz trio When: 7 p.m. Where: Three Peaks Grill, 2165 Pine Grove Road Cost: Free Call: 879-3399

Youths can take a summer vacation at the library

There may not be a new Harry Potter book this summer, but it will still be easy for youths to find magic at Bud Werner Memorial Library.

Snowmobiles on snow, please

Forest Service warns not to ride on less than 12 inches of snow

U.S. Forest Service officials have a message for snowmobilers who operate their machines on less than 12 inches of snow: Not only can it cause serious environmental damage, it is illegal and can warrant stiff fines and jail sentences.

Three days living the dream

Two city slickers learn how to cattle ranch for reality TV

Farah Rose and Don Mears took a stab at their dream profession without having to quit their day jobs.

Noxious weed packs a painful punch

A family trip turned into a medical emergency for Jill Altman and her daughter, Belle Mazzola.

City kicks off alternative transportation program

Employees asked to ride bicycles or walk to work

Starting this month, the city of Steamboat Springs is encouraging employees to skip driving to work alone and to find another form of transportation.

Allison's picks for June 2

Friday ¤ Steamboat Springs Arts Council's Artist Member Exhibit opening reception When: 5 to 7 p.m. Where: Depot Art Center, 1001 13th St. Cost: Free Why you should go: Because you will get to see beautiful artwork from more than 80 local artists -- and 20 of them are bringing food to the reception.

Summer ski jump to open

Teams from Park City, Utah, Olympic ski jumpers and some of Steamboat Springs' most promising athletes will be at Howelsen Hill this weekend for the opening of the plastic jump.

Arts calendar for June 2-8

¤ The Steamboat Springs Arts Council is seeking new members to serve on their Visual Arts Committee. The VAC is an advisory committee composed of artists, educators and business members who have a passion for visual arts. They help plan and execute gallery exhibits and visual arts programs for SSAC. We would like to build a multi-generational committee to best represent the needs of our community. For more information or to get an application, email beth@steamboatspringsarts.com or call 879-9008 x106.

On Scene for June 2

The trail to Fish Creek Falls, typically lined with hikers and waterfall watchers, was taken over by kayakers, kayak enthusiasts and intrigued locals and tourists Monday.

Metal's other face

No Face lead singer has a soft side

When No Face lead singer Guy Delhierro emerged from the dark recording studio after finishing his band's first CD, onlookers saw tears in his eyes. It's not an emotion many would expect from a heavy metal musician.

A grand opening

Strings in the Mountains celebrates start of summer festival

Susanna Lockhart has traveled to Denver each of the past three weekends to practice with the Denver Young Artists Orchestra.

Take a walk through time

Tour celebrates Yampa's centennial

Rita Herald's family has lived in the Yampa Valley for more than 100 years. "They came here in the 1800s," Herald said this week. "And when I was a kid, I got interested in hearing their stories."