News for Saturday, March 18, 2006

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Bowling for books

Students play games, have fun at South Routt Elementary's annual Literacy Carnival

Konnor Harves, 8, got all bent out of shape to win free books Thursday night.

Hot Topic: On the record about recording

A student at Overland High School in Aurora made national news in recent weeks when he recorded a Feb. 1 lecture by his geography teacher, Jay Bennish, in which Bennish makes opinionated, inflammatory statements in class, including a comparison of the Bush presidency to the regime of Adolf Hitler.

Local teens ready to rock

With this year's Teen Battle of the Bands just two months away, the Teen Style staff focuses this month on the local teen music scene. You'll read a firsthand account of what it's like to be in a teen band that practices in a basement and watches anime between songs; an interview with members of last year's Battle of the Bands runner-up, Noise Pollution; and a scathing-yet-hopeful look at the current world of popular music written by a Teen Style staffer.

Budget broker targeting 'Boat next

If Time Value Real Estate realizes its goal of becoming one of Colorado's 10 largest real estate companies in the next five years, you still likely will find Tom and Dwight Willman working out of their discreet basement office.

Boys taking flight

Gymnasts recognized at championships

The smiles say they're 8 years old. Their gymnastic feats do not.

BOCES plays an important role in education in area

The Northwest Colorado Board of Cooperative Education Services, or BOCES, is on a mission that can be found in its mission: "As a result of our efforts, districts will maximize resources, through cooperation, to positively impact student learning."

John F. Russell: Make the right picks

After finishing dead last in our office pool last year, I swore I never again would fill out an NCAA tournament bracket.

Sailors, Huskies tie game

Teams 'played with heart and passion'

The first meeting of 2006 between Battle Mountain and Steamboat Springs girls' soccer lived up to its billing.

Finally, the Grand sells out

Buyers snatch up remaining units at Saturday auction

After years plagued by construction delays, lackluster condominium sales, turnover of general managers and other headaches, ownership units at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel finally have sold out.

Skier visits grow

Debt detracts from ski company's record revenues

Thanks in part to 9 percent growth in skier days at Steamboat Ski Area during the first part of the season, American Skiing Co. lost a lot less money than it did during the same time period last year.

No rest for the Bulldogs swimmers against Glenwood Springs

Rest was not in the schedule for the Moffat County and Glenwood Springs swim teams Saturday.

Sound Off for March 19

Keep two airports: The two airport system in our valley, which separates general aviation and commercial, is an ideal situation. As a student pilot, I don't particularly want to be in the traffic pattern of the 747, and I'm certain the 747 feels the same way. The Steamboat Springs Airport provides a vital service for all air travel.

Our View: Putting value on Triple Crown

Steamboat Springs City Council member Loui Antonucci was on target last week with his comments about a potential sports complex in Northwest Colorado.

Jazzmyn Rylee Soule

Jazzmyn Rylee Soule, daughter of David and Kryssi Soule of Craig, was born at 3:16 p.m. on March 13, 2006. She weighed 6 pounds and 4 ounces, and was 18.5 inches long. Her siblings are Arran, David Jr. and Gavin. Her grandparents are Robin and Tal Willis of Craig, Bill and Janice Rogers of Hayden and Joy and Paul Bachem of Hayden.

Real estate transactions for March 19

Seller's name listed first, followed by the buyer 4S DEVELOPMENT, LTD., LLLP TO MCGOWEN, RODNEY AND MCGOWEN, MARJORIE FOR HIDDEN SPRINGS RANCH LOT: 2 - $197,500

Slim pickings in the rental market

Huge snows this year have made Steamboat Springs an especially popular destination, but that isn't the only reason for a tough rental market.

Business briefs for March 19

Wharton promoted to executive vice president

Dennis L. Hayes 1939-2006

Longtime Hayden resident Dennis L. "Dinny" Hayes died March 7, 2006, at the Doak Walker Care Center in Steamboat Springs, where he had resided the past three years. He was 67.

Braden Patrick Adams

Braden Patrick Adams, son of Chris and Lisa Adams of Steamboat Springs, was born at 5:13 a.m. on March 3, 2006. He weighed 7 pounds and 13 ounces, and was 19.75 inches long. His sibling is Kellen Adams. His grandparents are Karl and Kathleen Chambers of Greenwood Village and Gordon and Kitty Adams of Clinton, Wash.

Patricia Anne Neste 1934-2006

Former Steamboat Springs resident Patricia Anne "Pat" Neste died of degenerative lung disease March 12, 2006, in Olathe. She was 71.

Shedding light in Yampa

For 20 years, lamps were Wendy Moreau's life.

The Vernal Equinox

This year, spring officially arrives in the northern hemisphere at the moment of the vernal equinox -- about 11:26 a.m. March 20. Our spring begins the instant that the sun crosses the Earth's equator on its way north. With each passing day, the sun rises a little bit earlier and sets a little bit later, increasing the number of daylight hours for us to enjoy. The number of daylight hours will continue to increase until the summer solstice June 21 -- the longest day of the year and the first official day of summer.

Violette Elizabeth Lowe

Violette Elizabeth Lowe, daughter of Jesse and Jessica Lowe of Craig, was born at 4:05 a.m. on March 8, 2006. She weighed 6 pounds and 15 ounces, and was 18.75 inches long. Her siblings are Ivy and Lilli. Her great-grandparents are Sam and Sharon Ketchum of Craig. Her grandparents are Anne Marie Goslin of Craig, Dan and Deb Lowe of Craig, Mike Terrill of Craig, Marty Ketchum of Canon City and Ed and Rose Powell of Glenoma, Wash.

Luke Bomier Mont-gomery

Luke Bomier Mont-gomery, son of Debbie and T.J. Montgomery of Craig, was born at 5:25 p.m. on March 6, 2006. He weighed 7 pounds and 6 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long. His sibling is Logan. His grandparents are Bob and Jan Stark of Savery, Wyo.; Guy and Kay Montgomery of Powell, Wyo. and David and Marty Rann of Grand Junction.

Alexia Lillian Cornelison

Alexia Lillian Cornelison, daughter of Danielle Marie Parker and Trevor Wayne Cornelison of Walden, was born at 3:49 p.m. on March 8, 2006. She weighed 6 pounds and 11 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Her grandparents are Delita and Lloyd Parker of Walden, Rick Cornelison of Walden and Alicia Cornelison of Green Valley, Ariz.

Community banker, first-generation rancher

n and out of the office, Terry Jost is all business

Terry Jost is a hard-working, no-nonsense, make-your-own-breaks kind of guy, which could explain how the St. Louis-raised banker fell in love with the ranching and cowboy lifestyle he found in Iowa and Northwest Colorado.

Dinner beefs up Democrat funding

According to U.S. Rep. John Salazar, it's a good thing the U.S. Capitol is not made of leather.

Authority in its youth

Housing board works to answer questions

Steamboat Springs and Routt County officials have said they want affordable housing.

Any way you slice it

Downtown pizza picture offers plenty of options

It no longer matters whether you are headed west or east on Lincoln Avenue -- you can pull over for pizza by the slice without ever having to make a left turn against traffic.