News for Saturday, March 4, 2006

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Of mice and pen

Event turns fifth-graders into literary critics

With dimmer lights and some coffee, the cafeteria at Soda Creek Elementary School could have been mistaken for a bohemian cafe Friday afternoon.

Ski for your own reasons

For the past three weeks, I've been looking forward to this day. Of all the things I truly missed about the United States while I was in Italy covering the 2006 Winter Olympic Games, the opportunity to spend the day skiing with my son and daughter was at the top of the list.

Safety in the terrain park

Incidents raise parents' concerns

There is inherent risk in snowboarding and free skiing at terrain parks such as the one at Howelsen Hill. And parents need to pay close attention.

Fifteen years and still paddling

Steamboat-based magazine celebrates a big birthday

Eugene Buchanan and his staff at Paddler magazine have figured out how to navigate the braided currents of career and leisure time.

Fox Creek Park development taking shape

Imagine waking up, walking downstairs from your condominium to eat breakfast at the bakery below, and then walking 20 yards to work.

Transactions for Feb. 21 to 28

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South Routt Calendar for March 5

Monday, March 6 The Oak Creek Public Library is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Reaching out

Steamboat doctor takes 21st century medicine to remote areas

It's easy for U.S. doctors to get caught up in the time and effort needed to begin their own practices. What often lost in the daily shuffle is why they became doctors in the first place -- to help others.

Business briefs for March 5

Wurmlinger joins Drahota Construction Neil Wurmlinger recently joined Drahota Construction's Steamboat Springs staff. He has begun working as the superintendent for the Alpenglow mixed-use development in downtown Steamboat Springs at Sixth Street and Lincoln Avenue.

Omar M. Campbell: Act on immigration

I take exception to last Sunday's editorial attack on candidate for governor Marc Holtzman, accusing him of pandering to potential voters with his "du jour" political issue (illegal immigration) and of knowing full well that he could do little about them.

Sound Off for March 5

Missing pit coverage LaFarge v. the Routt County Board of Commissioners District Court hearing regarding the conditions that were placed on their special permit for a gravel pit complex on the More Ranch was Tuesday afternoon. I'm just curious why such an important issue to the community was not reported by the newspaper this week?

The Record for March 5

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.

Our View: Finding the right formula

Downtown business leaders are right to begin working now on a plan to address formula stores -- such proactive efforts are necessary to preserve the character that makes downtown Steamboat Springs unique.

Jerry Rudolph: Costly questions

In how many countries and areas of the world could the United States help people solve their problems if it had not started an unnecessary war in Iraq?

Our challenge: Continuing to exceed expectations

As the new father of a beautiful baby girl and a person who values the pursuit of knowledge above all, finding a community with a quality education system was first and foremost.

Class notes for March 5

School board meeting is at 7:30 p.m. Monday

Babcock-Green

Mr. and Mrs. Don Babcock of Hayden announce the engagement of their daughter, Daleena, to Jeremy Green, son of Glen and Kerri Green of Bend, Ore.

Allen-Cox

Tara Allen, daughter of Dan and Susann Allen of Phippsburg, and Machia Cox, son of Bill and Shannon Cox of Brighton, Tenn., were married Aug. 20, 2005, in the Steamboat Christian Center.

Residents meet with lawmakers

Alternative medicine group wants backing

To state Rep. Al White, the size of the crowd at Saturday's public forum was misleading.

Children's book helps family deal with death

Dave Linner died in air ambulance crash

The moment was so overwhelming that 14 people didn't notice the oven burner had been left on high.

Ethel Meyer Finley

Ethel Meyer Finley died Feb. 24, 2006, at the home of her daughter in Forked River, N.J. She was 85.

Marian Elizabeth Balleck

Longtime Craig resident Marian Elizabeth Balleck died Feb. 24, 2006, at the Sandrock Ridge Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was 82.

Fire station under construction

Stagecoach chief expects building to open in June, six months behind schedule

Construction on Stagecoach's new fire station is under way.

Kloser to the top

Nearly 200 competitors race in 15th Steamboat Pentathlon

The Steamboat Pentathlon is the newest addition to Christian Kloser's growing list of athletic endeavors. "I snowshoe, bike, and do triathlons -- only winter ones," he said.

Instant success

Steamboat skier races to top of world skiercross rankings

Brett Buckles was in the desert when her love for skiing was rekindled.