News for Saturday, June 17, 2006

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Canine cancer survivors

When you know a loved one's life is nearing its end, you tend to make the most of the time that's left.

Jim Engelken: Council should take its time

Judging by the editorial page of last Sunday's Pilot & Today, the debate over the use of the Stock Bridge Transit Center for a new community center is not over. Nor should it be.

Selling the vacation experience

A $51 roundtrip plane ticket from Los Angeles to Fiji was too good to be true.

Horsepower hits downtown

Mustang Roundup packed with classic cars, memories

James Mckenzie wasn't very excited when he took ownership of his first Ford Mustang four years ago. "I'm not a Mustang guy. I acquired it by default. I had an old pickup truck that my son-in-law said he would take if I took his Mustang, so I did," he said.

It wasn't just the snow

Ski area executives discuss what drove industry rebound

There were a lot of smiling faces at this week's Colorado Ski Country USA annual conference held at the Steamboat Springs Grand Resort Hotel.

Short cut chaos

Winner cuts no corners for third series win

During Saturday's Hot Springs Short Cut Run, local racers who knew the lay of the land seemed to have the upper hand at the start line in downtown Steamboat Springs.

Kicking tobacco in the butt

Soroco Middle School student takes on big tobacco to protect young adults

Corey Snyder is taking on one of the biggest challenges of her life: fighting the big tobacco companies who she said prey on teenagers.

Towny Anderson: Doing the right thing

How did we get where we are with the community center? As a new City Council member, this is the question that most intrigues me.

Cargo Rodeman: Newspaper errs again

Once again, your paper has fabricated and selectively represented a minute issue in an attempt to exploit and create division in Oak Creek.

Our View: Postpone indoor swimming

The Steamboat Springs Health and Recreation Association was right to pull the plug on its expansion plans for the Old Town Hot Springs. It didn't make sense to move forward given the negative feedback from the Steamboat Springs Planning Commission, the City Council and some of the association's members.

Throw a round

Frisbee golf enthusiasts enjoy rugged mountain courses

When the band members of Chicago's 56 Hope Road hit the highway to spread their funky acoustic sounds across the country, they make an effort to find a disc golf course wherever they go.

The Record for June 18

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.

Julia Trout (1942-2006)

Longtime Oak Creek resident Julia Trout passed away June 9, 2006, after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was 63.

Business briefs for June 18

Steamboat Village Brokers is proud to announce that Joan Hart has been awarded the prestigious Certified Resi�--dential Specialist Desig�--nation by the Council of Residential Specialists, the largest nonprofit affiliate of the National Association of Realtors.

Delays at Sunray mean equity

Entry-level condos gain $90,000 in three years of construction

Audrey Bortz and her husband, Clyde Nelson, signed up to purchase a condominium at Sunray Meadows on May 1, 2003. They expected it would be a good investment.

Loggers Lane fills in

Interest in the vacant commercial spaces fronting U.S. Highway 40 at Loggers Lane suddenly has picked up.

Gentlemen of Aspen torment 'Boat rugby

The Steamboat Springs Rugby Football Club has come a long way in its 32 years.

YVEA sees change

Attorney wins in election

It appears many of the Yampa Valley Electric Association's Steamboat Springs members think the future of the electric company will be brighter with new representation.

Stetsons

Sarah Burkhart: Be Rainbow aware

I am writing in response to your overly optimistic article dated June 11 about the upcoming Rainbow gathering that will be held in North Routt from July 1 to 7.

The end of an era

Larry Oman retires from United Methodist Church after 10 years

It was an Easter Sunday sunrise service at the top of Thunderhead, and the sun came up over Mount Werner, shining light on the faces of churchgoers who were singing an Easter hymn.

Voices of experience: Maintain composure

Officials from past Rainbow gathering sites offer advice

Officials from the counties that hosted the past two Rainbow Gatherings paint a rather messy picture of what's in store for Routt County. Heavy traffic, panhandling, loitering, drugs, assaults, abandoned cars, garbage, emergency room visits by mostly indigent persons and, even, the use of grocery store produce misters for personal hygiene.

Jimmy Westlake: The Via Lactea

Now that the full moon is out of the sky, the dark summer sky reveals one of its most spectacular treasures -- the soft, misty glow of the Via Lactea, or the Milky Way. Contrary to what the ancient Romans believed, the Milky Way is not made of milk. It is the combined light of billions of distant suns, unresolved by the unaided eye. If you look through a pair of binoculars and sweep slowly across the Milky Way, you will rediscover what Galileo found in 1610 -- a multitude of faint stars. The situation is similar to flying over a sandy beach and seeing the white sand stretch for miles, yet you cannot see the individual sand grains that make up the beach.

Montieths