News for Friday, March 10, 2006



Plan, study guide airport's future

For more than 50 years, Steam�--boat Springs Airport has been a part of the community.

Christian Heritage School depends on community support

I am excited about our 2006 annual Fundraising Banquet and Silent and Live Auction, which is scheduled for 6 p.m. April 7 at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel.

Studying Spanish firsthand

Local school group travels to landmarks of Peru

Although she didn't want it at first, the hand-knitted blanket that Rachel Van Baak brought home from Peru in February will always make her smile.

Colorado senior skis to second title

Estonia's Jane Rehemaa was introduced to an American sports tradition Saturday when her University of Colorado teammates lifted her up on their shoulders.

Barbara Barker

A service celebrating the life of Clark resident Barbara Barker is at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Eighth and Oak streets. A reception will follow.

Nordic pain fest 2006

Outside of Sweden, there's nothing like the North Routt Coureur des Bois. When it comes to Nordic pain fests, this 90-kilometer cross-country ski race is in a class by itself.

Politics from the grassroots up: Caucuses coming

Let your voice be heard. At 7 p.m. March 21, citizens across Colorado will sit down with neighbors who share their political affiliation to talk about what is going on in their communities, their towns and their state. Discussions will cover not only candidates running for elected office but also a huge variety of issues including affordable housing and undocumented immigration.

Winter makes an encore

Forecast: Snowy days may not let up until St. Patrick's Day

Winter has returned to the Yampa Valley, and it doesn't appear to be leaving any time soon.

John O. Ross

A memorial service for longtime Steamboat Springs resident John O. Ross is at 4 p.m. Tuesday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church with Father David officiating.

United Way director to retire

'Millie's done a fabulous job,' board member says

United Way's executive director, Millie Beall, has a new agenda.

Manager search continues

City Council aims to hire new city official by April's end

Steamboat Springs' search for a new city manager is progressing, with the City Council expected to offer the position to a leading candidate by the end of April.

Snow makes for dangerous driving

Three days of rain, snow and freezing temperatures made Routt County a dangerous place to drive Friday.

Melvin Hitchens

A graveside service for longtime Steamboat Springs resident Melvin Hitchens is at 2 p.m. Monday in Steamboat Springs Cemetery.

A title for Marno

J3 skier wins Junior Olympics event

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club's J3 athletes don't tend to excel in Alpine racing speed events, but the team has shrugged this reputation because of the results from Wednesday's J3 Junior Olympics in Vail.

Director praises Oak Creek

During its meeting Thursday night, the Oak Creek Town Board was complimented for the town's response to the December rupture of a mainline water pipe.

The Record for March 11

Ronald Dean Stewart 1932-2006

Former Yampa Valley resident Ronald Dean Stewart passed away March 8, 2006, in Sterling. He was 73.

Benjamin David Morin, 1997-2006

With great sorrow, David and Jill Morin announce the passing of their beloved son, Ben Morin. He was 8.

Emily 'Mex' Evans Briley, 1975-2006

Former Steamboat Springs resident Emily "Mex" Evans Briley died tragically March 4, 2006, in an accident at her home in Park City, Utah. She was 31.

Buffs charge into lead

CU women shine in NCAA slalom at Howelsen Hill

Lucie Zikova, one of the nation's top slalom skiers all season, had struggled on previous races at Howelsen Hill.

Youth hockey leagues reach end of season

Steamboat's Squirt B hockey team wrapped up its season with two games against Vail and one against Summit County during the weekend.

Torn between schools

With one child at Utah and another in Boulder, one Steamboat Springs family could have had a family feud during last week's NCAA National Championships.

Attorney questions informant motives

An attorney representing a man accused of selling cocaine and meth near Soda Creek Elementary School questioned the credibility of the confidential informant police used to purchase drugs from the man.

Steamboat girls soccer falls to top-ranked Broomfield

The Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer team didn't start the season how it wanted to, falling to Broomfield, 4-0, on Saturday. But the Sailors aren't about to worry.

Class notes for March 11

Energy shapes election

Oak Creek sees growing interest

The petitions have been verified, the candidates are hunkering down for a few weeks of campaigning, and Oak Creek appears ready to elect (or re-elect) its next mayor and Town Board.

Happy 100th birthday, Yampa

After almost a year of planning, the town of Yampa is ready to celebrate its centennial.

Dennis Hayes

A funeral service for Hayden resident Dennis Hayes is at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Hayden Congregational Church. Interment will follow in the Hayden Cemetery.

Big Green takes fifth NCAA win in a row

Perched above the Howelsen Hill face, Karl Johnson looked out and saw home.

Buffs trample NCAA field

CU men place three in top four

With one lap remaining in Saturday's 20-kilometer skate race, University of Colorado skier Henrik Wol Hoye threw his arms up in the air as the lead pack glided past the fans.