News for Thursday, March 23, 2006



School counselor honored

Briggs-Casson wins Hazie Werner Award for Excellence

Margi Briggs-Casson, a coun-selor at Steamboat Springs Middle School, is this year's winner of the Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp.'s Hazie Werner Award for Excellence.

Series explores Irish films

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, the Steamboat Springs Arts Council is showing "The Commitments," a movie set in Dublin, Ireland.

It's no April Fools

Lodging barometer shows ski vacationers remaining en masse

Checkout time has been moved back for Steamboat Springs' winter tourism season. The resort will be far busier than it has for the past several years, at least through April 1.

Get out your old Viking costume

Memorial Nordic Festival is Saturday

Just imagine Barry Gibb at the height of the Bee Gees popularity, add a pair of cross-country skis and Viking flair and you have what it takes to be a contender in the Häkan Memorial Nordic Festival costume contest.

On Scene for March 24

Hubba-hubba I did not boo the villain or cheer the heroine at the melodrama Thursday night at Steamboat Mountain Theater -- I was laughing too hard. The Secret of Yonder Mountain is to have a chicarita first. No, but you could win free candy during intermission if you forget to eat dinner.

CD reviews for March 24

Fiona Apple "Extraordinary Machine" Available at All That Jazz for $16.98 We've waited a long time for Fiona's new CD.

Racket people like

Berdoo brings heavy metal to the 'Boat

Members of the band Berdoo did not leave the Nite's Rest Room No. 104 until they finished recording 13 songs in 34 days.

Lovely local ladies

Museum honors women who shaped Yampa Valley

The things we struggle with today seem like nothing compared to what some of Yampa Valley's pioneering women experienced.

The power of Sojourn

2006 Literary Sojourn authors and reading list are released

There are alternatives to choosing your reading material from The New York Times' bestseller list.

Lot barricades add to rift

Store owners upset with city's actions

Two "road closed" signs are creating a barricade between the city of Steamboat Springs and the owners of a local auto supply store.

Classroom spending bill introduced

Legislation counters 65 percent proposal for schools

A bill that counters a proposed ballot measure about K-12 education spending is moving through the legislative process at the Capitol in Denver.

Get your slope on

Sister Hazel builds local community of music

Sister Hazel considers itself more of an institution than a band.

Allison's picks for March 24

Friday ¤ Friday Film Series When: 7 p.m. Where: Steamboat Mountain Theater in Ski Time Square Cost: Free Why you should go: Because Dori Weiss is an incredible source of knowledge and wisdom regarding film.

Allison Plean: Legend has it

My physical therapist faxed in my paperwork last week for a partial refund of my season ski pass.

Music calendar for March 24

Tonight ¤ Steve Boynton When: 4 to 7 p.m. Where: Chaps in the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel Cost: Free Call: 871-5552

Father Nature

Sculptor experiments with selenite

You probably know Leo Atkinson as "The Geode Man" from Art in the Park.

Arts calendar for March 24

Ongoing ¤ "LIVE4THIS," works by Darshan Phillips and Aaron Whisner, new works by Shirley Sacks and "dans le jardin de fleur," new works by Patricia Walsch and Reven Fellars, are on display at Studio Gallery 27. The exhibit ends April 10. Call 879-6114.

Road committee appointed

A group of Routt County residents has been assembled to help county commissioners prioritize improvement projects for county roads.

The Record for March 24

Wednesday, March 22 1:59 a.m. An 18-year-old Steamboat Springs man was arrested in the 700 block of Amethyst Drive on a failure to appear warrant that stemmed from a barking dog complaint.

Free music takes center stage

Steamboat Ski Area hosting bands, rail jam for NASTAR event

More than 1,300 amateur ski racers are in town this weekend for the NASTAR National Championships, and the Steamboat Ski Area is offering a variety of live, free entertainment for them and other visitors and residents.

Inventory shrinks, prices rise

Local real estate experts are concerned about the lack of real estate inventory in Steamboat Springs.

Briefs for March 24

Get ready for Teen Battle of the Bands on May 20 The third annual Teen Battle of the Bands is May 20 at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel. Tony Counts, aka "Kat in tha Hat," will emcee the battle. Prizes for the winning band include a professionally recorded demo produced by Kurt Wipperfurth of Big Idiot Productions; airtime on KFMU; a weeknight performance at Mahogany Ridge Brewery & Grill; a feature article in Four Points, the weekly entertainment supplement to the Steamboat Today; and a trophy created by industrial arts students at Steamboat Springs High School.