Friday, March 31
Routt County residents and people across the nation are encouraged to celebrate young children this month.
'Mysteries' chronicles Charles Horton's brush with death
Charles Horton's nine-day tale of survival in the Flat Tops Wilderness has a timeless message.
Accident highlights importance of road safety for motorists, cyclists
Kathleen Cline has had her share of close calls while cycling, but until Tuesday, the Steamboat Springs resident had avoided a collision with a car.
Meeker late-inning rally overwhelms Steamboat players
A hot start wasn't enough for the Steamboat Springs High School baseball team as it lost to Meeker on Thursday.
Ski walking may look awkward, but its health benefits are serious.
County leaders soon may try to answer the question, "How big is too big?"
Organizers are expecting about 1,000 people at today's 9Health Fair.
26th annual event is April 8 at Steamboat Ski Area
Glue. String. Tape. Water-based paint. Cardboard.
Thursday, March 30
Local band brought together by natural disasters
The band Atman Roots seems to attract natural disasters.
School Board OKs $1.25M addition
The Steamboat Springs School Board approved a $1.25 million addition to Steamboat Springs Middle School at its meeting Thursday night.
When Grayson Steur was 4 years old, he knew he was different from other children.
Steamboat skier squares off with country's best
Caterina Mader's season came to a painful ending Sunday when she crashed in the semifinals of the dual event at the Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships in Killington, Vt.
Sureva Towler received 67 rejection letters from publishers for her book "The Boys at the Bar."
The Stepping Stones Transition Program has a tasty way to raise money.
Advocates hosts Sexual Assault Awareness Month Event
John was taken to Yampa Valley Medical Center emergency room in December after he was found laying outside a Steamboat Springs apartment, the victim of an apparent assault.
Charges pending against high school student Harassment charges are pending against a 15-year-old Steamboat Springs High School student who police said punched a school administrator earlier this week.
Looking for a good home for a flock of chickens. Recently back from a trip to (insert recent bird flu outbreak location here). Too sick to take care of them. Please call (insert friend's phone number here).
Growth -- if done correctly -- can bring good things to Oak Creek, a majority of the town's mayoral and trustee candidates said Thursday night.
Tonight ¤teve Boynton When: 4 to 7 p.m. Where: Chaps in the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel Cost: Free Call: 871-5552
Edwin McCain used to go on tour more than 300 nights a year. Every day for him felt like Groundhog's Day.
The Paradigm Theater is hosting its first wine-tasting event this weekend.
Hike up, sled down Emerald Mountain has become my favorite place to take my dog for a walk. Although leashes are required, nobody seems to keep their dog on one. Fortunately for dog owners, the walls of snow on both sides of the trail ensure their pets don't run off. But that isn't the only advantage of Emerald.
Local artist chosen for 2006 Steamboat Wine Festival
Susan Gill Jackson has to paint fast.
Saturday Official book-signing party for "The Boys at The Bar" by Sureva Towler When: 5 p.m. Where: Veterans of Foreign Wars post in downtown Steamboat Cost: Free
The Steamboat Springs High School boys lacrosse team finally got into the win column during weekend play on the Front Range.
Members of the Steamboat Springs girls soccer team passed the ball and moved their feet to the rhythmic beats of the Latin music blaring through the loudspeakers.
The city of Steamboat Springs' summer youth program is sticking with what works.
Wednesday, March 29 3:52 a.m. A person called police to complain about loud noise coming from a party in the 700 block of Walton Pond Circle. The people at the party were warned
Growth in Hayden is inevitable, the town's mayoral and trustee candidates agreed Thursday during a forum at Hayden Town Hall.
County leaders weigh in on affordable housing issue
County leaders gazed into the future Thursday night and tried to imagine a day when Stagecoach would become an incorporated town with stores, office buildings and perhaps affordable housing.
Wednesday, March 29
Kit Rice has plenty of experience on the ice, but not even 16 years of playing competitive hockey can calm her nerves the week before the state championships.
Routt County officials are looking at the possibility of mandating affordable housing in new residential projects.
Public comment prompts two-day audit by field experts
The voice of a single parent can make quite a difference.
Concert, free skiing planned for season's last days
Letting go of a ski season that will be remembered for more than 400 inches of snow isn't easy.
Council decision ends debate about subdivision land use
Cheryl Kindred says her rights have been upheld -- finally.
Oak Creek, Hayden hopefuls gather at tonight's forums
Oak Creek and Hayden voters will have a chance to get to know their town board and mayoral candidates a little better tonight.
The Steamboat Springs High School girls lacrosse team finally got the results it was looking for.
The Steamboat Springs High School baseball team is pairing with Haymaker Golf Course for the Sailors' spring fundraiser.
Soroco's Heide, Rengel qualify for state meet
The first time Soroco High School track coach Gary Heide saw his daughter Genessa Heide run a 200-meter race was Saturday --hen she won the event at the Mickey Dunn Invitational.
Worker released from hospital after suffering injuries
A construction worker who reportedly was struck by a falling rock at a construction site Monday was released from the hospital Wednesday, a construction project manager said.
I regularly get questions about Sound Off. Sound Off is a weekly feature we started about four years ago. The gist is that people call in or e-mail comments to us about community issues, and we publish a selection of those comments every Sunday. The controversial part is that we publish the comments anonymously.
Tuesday, March 28
The greens and fairways at Haymaker Golf Course are buried beneath several feet of snow, but it's not too early for locals to start thinking about golf.
Ryan Fralick said she was bossy and had a hard time working with others before she got involved in the Hayden School District's Destination Imagination program.
With the debate about a new multi-million dollar sports complex, its location, funding, and concerns in the community about the value of a continued relationship with Triple Crown, perhaps it might be time to talk seriously about what we really value in our community.
American Skiing Co. officials were cautiously anticipating a new era Tuesday, one in which they could make a deliberate re-entry into the real estate development game.
The demolition of Westland Mobile Home Park has become a near certainty.
Two administrators submit resignations, Stanford set to return
A former Steamboat Springs School District administrator could be returning to her old post, and two other administrators have submitted their resignations.
The thick layer of snow in the Steamboat area is a reminder that golf season is still more than a month away.
Christian Heritage School sixth-grader Sara Pugh can't really remember why she started ice skating, but she's more than happy to share the reasons she continues.
Hayden Town Board and mayoral candidates will talk about the issues facing Hayden and their intentions as elected representatives during a candidates forum at 7 p.m. Thursday at Town Hall.
5:27 p.m. A man was taken to the hospital because he had consumed too much alcohol. Police said the man was attempting to ride his bike west on Lincoln Avenue and apparently crashed several times before weaving into traffic, where he was almost hit. Criminal charges were filed against the man for false reporting and obstructing rescue workers.
Comunidad Integrada will host Craig's second annual Cinco de Mayo Festival from 12 to 5 p.m. May 6 at the picnic area of the Moffat County Fairgrounds.
Two of the three boys who police think were involved in branding four Hayden High School students earlier this month are talking to attorneys but not to police, Hayden police Chief Jody Lenahan said Tuesday.
Airport may top 100,000 arrivals
There are signs at Yampa Valley Regional Airport that the ski season is celebrating its last hurrah.
I would like to publicly thank Mark Mead, the Steamboat Springs Wal-Mart and the store's patrons for making our school support mission possible.
The Senate Judiciary Committee's approval Monday of an immigration bill that includes a guest-worker provision is the kind of proposal our country needs to be debating.
The Routt County Republicans' annual Lincoln Day Dinner will feature both GOP gubernatorial candidates.
Monday, March 27
A downtown project that would result in the demolition of Westland Trailer Park gets another review from the Steamboat Springs City Council tonight.
VNA discusses addition to The Haven with public
There was a time when board members discussed closing The Haven assisted living center because there were not enough residents. Today, there is a waiting list for seniors who want to live at the facility on the east edge of Hayden.
Sailors bounce back for two wins Saturday after opening with loss
It didn't take long for the members of the Steamboat Springs High School tennis team to put Friday night's disappointing loss to Eaton behind them.
Democrat Bill Martin quit the race for county commissioner Monday, saying he did not get enough support at last week's party caucus.
The eighth-grade girls on Tom Stockdale's club basketball team are off to a fast start this spring.
Hayden and Oak Creek voters who want to cast ballots early in their municipal elections have until Friday to pick up applications.
12:38 a.m. An accident was reported at AprÃs Ski Way and Walton Creek Road. There were no injuries. Police arrested a 15-year-old involved in the accident on an outstanding warrant.
City, county leaders discuss bus service
County Commissioner Nancy Stahoviak thinks Steamboat II should be in the city of Steamboat Springs bus route.
A 12-year-old girl from the Front Range suffered facial injuries and possibly a broken nose after a snowmobile accident Monday afternoon.
This wasn't the gold medal season snowboarder Justin Reiter was hoping for in November, but in the end, a few words from his mother put it into perspective.
Sunday, March 26
About 15 riders raced at the Brooks Arena in Hayden to raise money for the Routt County Fair and Rodeo Royalty on Sunday.
School staff calls Houston irreplaceable
Longtime Christian Heritage School teacher Brian Houston died in a motorcycle accident Saturday near Grand Junction.
Middle school improvements may be approved Thursday
The Steamboat Springs School Board is scheduled to take action Thursday night on a proposed $1.2 million addition to Steamboat Springs Middle School.
Saturday, March 25
Saturday, March 18 Brandon Stuart Cook, 23, Steamboat Springs -- Disorderly conduct, possession of marijuana (Steamboat Springs Police Department)
Trout present a golden opportunity for late winter anglers
The time to catch a rainbow is now.
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Longtime Steamboat Springs resident Melvin Callahan Hitchens died March 8, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center. He was 83.
The Question of the Week should have been, "Should Steamboat Springs help fund a sports complex near Steamboat that includes a couple of artificial fields that our youths, high school and adult soccer, baseball, lacrosse, softball, football, track and Triple Crown would use?" We need these facilities now. Our adult leagues are near capacity and play at crazy hours. Our high school athletes area at a huge disadvantage in the spring by practicing indoors, and how embarrassing was the condition of our football field in the playoffs last fall?
Addison Elle Romick, daughter of Jace and Kimberly Romick of Steamboat Springs, was born at 5 a.m. March 2, 2006.
Salvaged timber adds character to high-end homes
Steamboat building and design professionals are gaining national notoriety for their use of salvaged wood products in expensive resort homes.
Mountain Capital-Cherry Creek Mortgage of Steamboat Springs has been recognized as the top producer by its Cherry Creek Mortgage affiliate.
Next Steps, a business planning workshop, will be from April 3 to 6 at Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat Springs.
Agents with the Coldwell Banker Silver Oak Brokerage office in Steamboat were recognized last month for outstanding sales production in 2005 during the Coldwell Banker International Business Conference in San Francisco.
Two Flight for Life flights from Steamboat in two years is bad luck. Frequent flier miles on that airline are to be avoided.
I noticed in the Sound Off that the issue of closing the Steamboat airport has come up again. Closing small airports is a nationwide problem, one that is not taken lightly by the general aviation community. Skyrocketing land values overshadow the need and utility of a "small group."
Former Steamboat Springs resident Josephine Arlene Selbe passed into the arms of her Lord and Savior on March 20, 2006, in Mesa, Ariz. She was 94.
The Steamboat Springs City Council is running out of time to make a decision about lots in the Fairview and Miller-Frazier subdivisions.
The South Routt Medical Center is open for physical therapy with Dr. Tom Collins from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 736-8118 for appointments.
Madeline Doris Moss, daughter of Danica and Ted Moss of Steamboat Springs, was born at 1:32 p.m. March 14, 2006.
Steamboat student makes dean's list Steamboat Springs resident Samuel T. Johnson made the dean's list for the fall 2005 semester at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, Calif., about 25 miles northeast of Los Angeles.
Middle school teacher planning to climb, conduct research on Mount Everest
Matt Tredway feels like a child about to attend his first day of school -- there's a weird feeling in the pit of his stomach, and he questions whether he will succeed.
Melaini Diane Bantam, daughter of Andy and Lacey Bantam of Steamboat Springs, was born at 1:54 p.m. March 15, 2006.
Ian Hugh Dickinson, son of Gerda and Marc Dickinson of the Rock Springs area in Wyoming, was born at 4:52 p.m. March 12, 2006.
Young writers not afraid to evoke emotions in their stories
Their stories are a far cry from writing about "What I Did During My Summer Vacation."
Two candidates vie for mayor; nine running for Town Board seats
Campaign fliers are being printed, candidates are busy shaking hands and talking to residents, and Oak Creek appears ready to elect its next mayor and Town Board.
Friday, March 24
Hahn's Peak forester loves snow -- and its slides
Some guys name their boats after their spouses. Not Art Judson.
Steamboat Springs High School girls tennis, say hello to Shelby Reed.
The Steamboat Springs Sailors got their first wins of the baseball season Saturday in a sweep of Battle Mountain.
Preparing for state-mandated tests a lesson in organization for schools
In her office at Steamboat Springs High School, Carole Buelter has a stack of papers covered in pen marks, cross-outs and arrows. It's messier than an NCAA tournament bracket.
If Rock Bevan has his way, Oak Creek residents could enjoy the fruits of his labor by the end of the summer.
Fox Creek would include 25 condo units, townhomes
A proposed condominium and townhome project off Hilltop Parkway could be too close to Fox Creek, Steamboat Springs planning commissioners said Thursday during a pre-application hearing.
Amanda Tucker never thought a martial arts class would change her husband's life.
Attorneys on Friday debated whether statements from an 8-year-old boy can be used as evidence in the trial of a man accused of sexually assaulting him.
NASTAR events celebrate nation's amateur racers
A pair of racers swap stories at the bottom of a slalom course, another couple share a joke a few feet away as 67-year-old Annette Stover sums up another day on the slopes.
12:34 a.m. A fight among bar patrons and a bouncer was reported in the 1800 block of Ski Time Square Drive. The bar patrons were aggressive with a bouncer who was trying to remove them from the bar. Officers mediated the situation.
Two local nonprofit agencies receive awards
Advocates Against Battering and Abuse and Comunidad Integrada have received special grant awards from the El Pomar Foundation.
Soda Davison figured the best way to paddle across a freezing swimming pool would be to use flippers.
Special education test requires time, raises concerns
For a small number of Steamboat Springs students, standardized tests involve a lot more than filling in circles with a No. 2 pencil.
Clay Whiddon left Steamboat Springs to spend the second semester of his senior year in search of bigger rivers. What he found were broader horizons.
Historic Routt County, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the historic character of Routt County communities and rural areas, is looking for new members, volunteers, donations and board members.
Changes leave Steamboat fire department short on manpower
Former Steamboat Springs volunteer firefighter Bobby Carlomagno is worried about the state of the fire department.
There comes a time in our lives when we must face the reality that we are growing older and that we must give up some of the things we enjoyed doing when we were younger.
Event helps couple maintain dedication to skiing
The first day of the NASTAR National Champï¿½--ionships in Steamboat Springs was a tough one for 73-year-old Blyde Patty, but after two disappointing runs it didn't take him long to find the silver lining.
Thursday, March 23
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.
In honor of St. Patrick's Day, the Steamboat Springs Arts Council is showing "The Commitments," a movie set in Dublin, Ireland.
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.
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 HÃ¤kan Memorial Nordic Festival costume contest.
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.
Fiona Apple "Extraordinary Machine" Available at All That Jazz for $16.98 We've waited a long time for Fiona's new CD.
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.
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.
2006 Literary Sojourn authors and reading list are released
There are alternatives to choosing your reading material from The New York Times' bestseller list.
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.
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.
Sister Hazel builds local community of music
Sister Hazel considers itself more of an institution than a band.
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.
My physical therapist faxed in my paperwork last week for a partial refund of my season ski pass.
Tonight ¤ Steve Boynton When: 4 to 7 p.m. Where: Chaps in the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel Cost: Free Call: 871-5552
Sculptor experiments with selenite
You probably know Leo Atkinson as "The Geode Man" from Art in the Park.
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.
A group of Routt County residents has been assembled to help county commissioners prioritize improvement projects for county roads.
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.
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.
Local real estate experts are concerned about the lack of real estate inventory in Steamboat Springs.
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.
Wednesday, March 22
I learned a lesson about going "off the record" years ago.
Steamboat telemark skiers shine at national races
The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club has built a reputation for producing top ski jumpers, Nordic combined skiers, snowboarders and Alpine skiers.
Routt County residents who think their electric bills are more expensive than they should be should check the ease of access to their meters.
When two hurricanes ravaged the homes of Louisianans last year, they also wiped out the institutions where residents stored their cultural heritage.
An Oak Creek resident will pitch a community garden concept to the Oak Creek Town Board tonight.
We turned the music off. We stopped talking. We heard the damage in the Lower Ninth Ward would take our breaths away and bring tears to our eyes. We heard this neighborhood comprised mostly of low-income African-American people once had spirit and character.
Sailors remain upbeat despite season's slow beginning
Despite snow-covered fields and little sunshine, the Steamboat Springs High School girls lacrosse season is under way.
Sierra Weir surprised everyone -- including herself -- at the 2006 Chevrolet Freestyle Junior Olympic Championships in Park City, Utah.
Getting back to the state championships is a priority for the members of the Steamboat Springs High School tennis team. The journey begins Friday.
Woman who died in crash remembered with love
Jennifer Buttery formed lasting friendships with just about everyone she met.
Tuesday, March 21
Hayden boys may have been involved in hazing
Hayden police are continuing to investigate an incident in which four high school students were branded -- possibly against their will -- with a heated wire coat hanger.
The sky was cloudy, but there was no snow in Delta during the weekend. It was a welcome sight for Steamboat Springs track coach Andy Reust and the 14 members of the high school track team that made the trip.
11:18 a.m. A woman in the 26000 block of U.S. Forest Service Road 409 reported her mother kidnapping her 2-year-old daughter after the women were involved in an argument. Officers said the fighting between the woman and her mother has been an ongoing problem for two or three years. Officers contacted the woman's mother and the 2-year-old daughter at the Steamboat Lake Outfitter's restaurant and gave the child back to her mother. The officers also called the Department of Human Services to mediate the situation.
Making it to this year's J4 Junior Olympic Championships in Winter Park was a goal shared by most of the skiers in coach Scott Wither's program.
Scheme involves 'travel agent' contacting local businesses
The Routt County Sheriff's Office is warning businesses about a scam aimed at robbing victims of thousands of dollars.
Teenagers wrestle with each other and climb on broken treadmills atop a trash pile waiting to be picked up.
The successful auction of the remaining condominium shares at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel and Conference Center is good news, not only for the Grand's owners but also for the community.
City votes to have members work with neighborhood groups
Residents of the Fairview and Miller-Frazier subdivisions will continue to face a disagreement they say has created a rift in the neighborhood.
It's still early in the season, but the Denver East baseball team gave its Steamboat Springs counterpart a goal to work toward Saturday.
Michelle and I dined under the big top today, but this is a circus no one wants to watch. On one side of the tent, we ate spaghetti, garlic bread, salad and vanilla pudding pie provided for Hurricane Katrina relief workers. On the other side of the blue and yellow tent, men, women and children of all ages walked single-file through a distribution line, receiving free items such as canned vegetables, tampons and clothes. Seven months after the hurricane struck New Orleans, Top Ramen will be someone's meal in St. Bernard's Parish tonight.
Developer hopes to sell lots by summer 2007
Developers say they have sold five lots, and construction could begin as soon as June at the Valley View Business Park in Hayden.
An hour-long candidates forum will be held next week in preparation for the April 4 election.
If you've ever wanted to drive a 100-ton excavator, get your checkbook ready for Friday's Young Life fundraiser.
Three southern Colorado residents were arrested Sunday on suspicion of criminal trespass after police said a Union Pacific Railroad employee found the people sleeping in a train compartment.
Nonprofit's building expected to be done by fall
All of LIFT-UP of Routt County's Steamboat operations soon will be under one roof.
Two Routt County ranching families have bulls that rank among the best in the state.
Cold-water plunge to benefit emergency medical services
There is no better crowd with which to jump into ice-cold water than a group of emergency paramedics.
Tuesday, March 21 12:19 a.m. Someone reported seeing a drunken man stumbling in the road near Ninth Street and Lincoln Avenue. Officers picked up the man and took him to detox.
Reward offered for vandalism information
After hurricane, two New Orleans men say they're staying put
On a direct flight from Denver to New Orleans on Monday evening, two men flanked a journalist eager to hear their stories.
Republican Dick Klumker announces candidacy during precinct caucuses
Mike Kerrigan is no longer running solo in the race for Routt County Assessor.
Monday, March 20
Top showings from skiers including Trevor Wert, Cliff Field and Erik Lynch gave the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club plenty to smile about during the final jumping events of the season at Howelsen Hill.
Grants will fund nutrition programs in Steamboat
Elementary school students in Steamboat Springs will be in a classroom even while they're eating lunch.
I cried my first tears for New Orleans today. Edward Sears, a displaced New Orleans Parish resident, lost everything. He lived on the first floor of what he called "the projects" and was forced out when the water came rushing in. His story overwhelmed me. I get tears in my eyes now. He told me to stop crying and to be strong because a greater, safer New Orleans will emerge from the devastation.
Husband in 'fair' condition, baby OK after accident near Silverthorne
A Steamboat Springs woman died Sunday from injuries sustained in a car crash north of Silverthorne.
Before Steamboat Springs became "Ski Town USA," it was a ranching community. People will have a chance to experience that community Thursday during a tour of two working ranches.
Sunday, March 19 12:50 a.m. Steamboat Springs police responded to a noise complaint reported in the 1400 block of Morgan Court. 1:55 a.m. Police investigated a report of a fight in progress in the 1800 block of Ski Time Square Drive. No fight was found.
Adults can get vaccinated for Hepatitis B at VNA Hepatitis B Vaccinations are available to adults with certain risk factors on a sliding scale of as much as $15 a vaccination for a limited time. Completing the Hepatitis B vaccination series of three shots provides protection from this sexually transmitted disease. To be eligible for this discount, you must be 20 or older and have certain risk factors. Call the VNA at 879-1632.
Because the Hi-Way Bar in Hayden is neither a casino, cigar bar nor the smoking lounge at Denver International Airport, Fawna Odom likely will have to ask her patrons not to light up come July 1.
Ski Corp. officials say rumors of pending sale are false
Officials of the Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. say they are not aware of any pending sale of the ski area.
Monday was the first official day of spring, but that doesn't mean the Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer team will be hosting a home game anytime soon.
The competitive ski jumping season in Steamboat Springs ended on a good note Sunday thanks to calmer air, cooler snow conditions and a top showing from local favorite Clint Jones.
Time is running out for Fairview and Miller-Frazier residents who want to build additional homes on their lots.
Sunday, March 19
Board ranks requests from areas affected by energy advances
The Routt County Board of Commissioners recently prioritized funding applications from four entities in the county.
Michelle Perry, my companion/photographer/sanity, and I arrived safely in New Orleans at 10:45 p.m. CST without complications and only minor delays.
Spring can wait -- today is the first day of two-fer season
If the view out your window this morning doesn't particularly remind you of spring, you're not alone. Resist the temptation to throw yourself off the James Brown Memorial Stock Bridge because, in spite of what the calendar says, spring has not yet arrived.
A Steamboat Springs dentist will offer free dental care next month to children younger than 18 who don't have insurance.
Saturday, March 18
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gymnasts recognized at championships
The smiles say they're 8 years old. Their gymnastic feats do not.
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."
Teams 'played with heart and passion'
The first meeting of 2006 between Battle Mountain and Steamboat Springs girls' soccer lived up to its billing.
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.
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.
Rest was not in the schedule for the Moffat County and Glenwood Springs swim teams Saturday.
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.
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, 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.
After finishing dead last in our office pool last year, I swore I never again would fill out an NCAA tournament bracket.
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
Huge snows this year have made Steamboat Springs an especially popular destination, but that isn't the only reason for a tough rental market.
Wharton promoted to executive vice president
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, 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.
Former Steamboat Springs resident Patricia Anne "Pat" Neste died of degenerative lung disease March 12, 2006, in Olathe. She was 71.
For 20 years, lamps were Wendy Moreau's life.
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, 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, 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, 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.
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.
According to U.S. Rep. John Salazar, it's a good thing the U.S. Capitol is not made of leather.
Housing board works to answer questions
Steamboat Springs and Routt County officials have said they want affordable housing.
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.
Friday, March 17
4:47 p.m. A 15-year-old boy reported finding a wallet while he was with his cousin in the 1300 block of Dream Island Plaza. The boy told officers his cousin took $80 out of the wallet and wasn't going to return it. The boy's father took the $80 from his nephew and gave the wallet to police officers.
Keep eye on 400, 800-meter runners
Soroco High School senior Kyla Schmidt introduced herself to Class 2A runners and coaches during last year's state meet.
Hayden boys may have been involved in hazing
Hayden police are investigating an incident in which four high school students were branded --ossibly against their will --ith a heated wire coat hanger.
The town of Yampa has canceled its April 4 municipal election.
Snacks offered at tonight's game
The Steamboat Chix with Stix women's hockey team ventured out of league play last weekend, dropping games to A Division opponents Breckenridge and Vail during the weekend.
The developer building the Sundance Creek townhomes on Anglers Drive has proposed a 27-unit development on the U.S. Highway 40 corridor.
A 41-year-old Phippsburg woman was arrested Thursday after police said she resisted arrest and obstructed officers who were trying to remove two horses from her property. Police said the horses are malnourished.
The Steamboat Springs premier hockey league's version of March Madness came to a close Thursday with West Side Auto's 6-2 win against the Blind Pigs of Craig at Howelsen Ice Arena.
Thursday, March 16
Resort officials fly to Chicago for airline meeting
A group of Yampa Valley resort and airport officials will travel to Chicago on March 22 in a bid to upgrade commuter airline service between Routt County and Denver.
Be it running in the pool, in the school hallways or during meets, the Steamboat Springs track and field team is preparing for the three-day regional meet at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction.
During his sentencing Thursday, 35-year-old Jerome Velasquez of Idaho Springs, Idaho, told Senior District Judge Charles Buss that he takes full responsibility for an accident in January 2005 that almost killed 27-year-old Jacob Martinez of Craig.
Affordable housing a focus during Thursday discussion
During a discussion about the West of Steamboat Springs Area Plan on Thursday, Routt County planning commissioners expressed discouragement about their ability to create truly affordable housing.
The Fryday Band is back on the road
Members of the Fryday Band have been busy handing out copies of their CD on the side of highways.
Band reunited, plays for charity
It has been seven years since the Freddy Jones Band played together.
Oak Creek's Paradigm Theater is a chameleon venue that is offering an alternative to celebrating St. Patrick's Day this year.
Staff reviews goals, community service
The popularity of the city of Steamboat Springs' Green Team has grown to the point that city staff has asked the City Council for direction about how to handle all of the inquiries.
Event raises money for locals with multiple sclerosis
Barbara Sanders was taking a written test during her freshman year of high school when her hand went numb and she couldn't write. That day marked the onset of multiple sclerosis (MS), a disease she has battled for 42 years.
Sheriff candidate Birch won't face the same choice Murphy had to make
The Routt County Sheriff's Office does not have guidelines for its employees to abide by during a political campaign, Sheriff John Warner said.
Five featured artists challenge themselves by working in new mediums
Steamboat's visitors this time of year include both ends of the age spectrum. Studio Gallery 27's new exhibit represents both ends of the art spectrum.
An Oak Creek couple was cleared Friday of charges that they stole from a Stagecoach homeowner's association.
Final 25 days at ski area packed with events
The time to relax for Steamboat Ski Area employees is fewer than 30 days away. They will have earned the rest.
Ongoing Makers of furniture and furnishings that incorporate wood are invited to apply to "Fabric, Furniture and Furnishing," a joint, juried exhibit presented at the Depot Art Center in Steamboat Springs by the Rocky Mountain Fine Woodworking Gallery and the Front Range Contemporary Quilters. Exhibit dates are Aug. 4 through Sept. 17. The entry deadline is May 19. The juror is Susan Working, director of woodworking and furniture at Anderson Ranch. Entry guidelines can be downloaded at www.steamboatspringsarts.com/HTMLPAGES/callforentry.html or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
OK, so I lied in my last column. There is one more thing that Steamboat lacks -- a true nightclub scene.
Today The Fryday Band When: 10 p.m. Where: Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill Cost: Free Why you should go: Because you want to see what kind of St. Patty's Day outfits the band found in Denver thrift stores.
Local attorney publishes book based on life experiences
The judge assigned to a murder trial that Charles Feldmann prosecuted while he was in the Marine Corps suggested that he write a book.
Tonight Steve Boynton When: 4 to 7 p.m. Where: Chaps in the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel Cost: Free Call: 871-5552
No experience is necessary to ceili dance on St. Patrick's Day.
School district's collective team reports progress, pleasantries
The Steamboat Springs School District's collaborative bargaining team may be progressing slowly, but its members are happy.
Dance Showcase redefines its image
Last year, the Steamboat Springs Dance Showcase was criticized because some people thought portions of the showcase were inappropriate.
Routt County Democrats have lined up some impressive names to speak at their biggest fundraiser of the year.
Ski jumpers in Steamboat Springs will have one more chance to make their competitive mark this weekend during the Western Regional Championship and Super Tour finals at Howelsen Hill.
South Routt Elementary School Principal Kim Rabon has submitted her resignation effective at the end of the 2005-06 school year.
Like flatlanders who misjudge the potency of alcohol at our altitude, cluster flies sluggishly reel and spin around the room, bumping into the ceiling, windows and lampshades. They're a general nuisance this time of the year as our air warms up.
A diverse group of education, business and community leaders is moving forward with plans to expand vocational opportunities for students in Routt and Moffat counties.
Wednesday, March 15
Dwight Murphy, a Steamboat Springs police officer, withdrew from the Routt County sheriff's race Wednesday after being forced to choose between his job and running for office.
Steamboat Springs City Council members are raising questions about a proposed sports complex in Northwest Colorado.
A pair of Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club snowboarders posted top finishes in prestigious competitions.
Ex-city councilman joins two others in commissioners race
Former Steamboat Springs City Council president Bill Martin announced Wednesday that he is running for the District 3 seat on the Routt County Board of Commissioners.
Wildlife officials are hoping an elk's decision to make a mountainside condominium complex his home is temporary.
A homeless man pleaded guilty to misdemeanor third-degree assault in Routt County Court on Wednesday and was sentenced to one year of supervised probation.
Dance Showcase redefines its image
Last year, the Steamboat Springs Dance Showcase was criticized because some people thought portions of the showcase were inappropriate.
During employee orientation at a newspaper for which I once worked, the publisher asked everyone in the room: "In any given newspaper, how many mistakes are acceptable to readers?"
Students head indoors, out of town to train
Look outside. It's no wonder Steamboat Springs High School's spring sports teams escaped the Yampa Valley for preseason training.
Unofficial snowfall passes milestone, disrupts flights
The snow that fell on Mount Werner on Wednesday appeared to have pushed the Steamboat Ski Area past a threshold it had reached just four times in the past 26 years.
Ray Heid is the embodiment of the nearly mythical figure that has come to symbolize Steamboat Springs - the cowboy skier. It all started for Ray with a big old swayback buckskin horse that his family kept at the house in old town Steamboat Springs.
Young rancher gets back to the basics
Matt Belton will tell you, "There ain't no Sundays west of Omaha." For Belton, the saying is true; he has the same ranching duties whether it's the weekend or a holiday. Every day starts mostly the same way for Belton. The only thing that really varies is the weather, but cold temperatures don't stop him.
Woman oversees 9 Winter Sports Club programs, 3 boys
Blair Seymour was supposed to leave Steamboat Springs in 1993 - one year after she arrived to teach skiing. "I was going to go to a ski resort and work for a winter," she said "I just was going to take one year off between college and something." Seymour has found her something.
Some people who know Jim Cook will tell you that he is a brilliant, creative, motivating and visionary man. They will also tell you that he is misunderstood. Cook, 63, is a real estate agent and a developer. He is well known for his latest development projects, which are built around his extensive vision for Steamboat Springs' downtown.
Middle school teacher spreads smiles along with Spanish
Early in the morning on a cold Friday, the last day before winter break, students in varying states of alertness - from walking dead to mildly sleepy - file into Nanette Waneka's classroom at Steamboat Springs Middle School.
Marsha Daughenbaugh was going to leave. After she graduated from high school in 1971, Marsha thought briefly that she might be ready for a new adventure. "I got in my car, and I was going to travel," she said. "But then I got sick, and I stayed around."
A compassionate leader for Steamboat police
Joel Rae has seen some very ugly, devastating things during his time as a police officer. But he also has seen beautiful and hilarious moments, as well. Rae has learned that people will call the police for absolutely anything. That includes a bridesmaid panicking because the groom's ring is stuck on her finger.
Backcountry boys lead a growing business
Sandwich fans in Steamboat Springs can thank Peter Boniface's mother. Boniface, who owns the Backcountry Provisions sandwich shop along with high school classmate David Pepin, said it all started in the kitchen of his youth.
Rancher knows there's work to be done
Each day, Avis Funk rises before the sun is up and eats the breakfast her son, David, makes. Then, she takes the "old-lady pills" that keep an 88-year-old lifelong rancher going. The cattle need their feed. Avis drives the tractor while her son unloads the feed for the cows at the ranch on Bowling Alley Hill on a dark morning outside Hayden.
Inspiration came from Broadway to Yampa Valley
Only someone like Debby Curd could take the idea of auctioning off bras and turn it into one of Steamboat's biggest parties that raises thousands of dollars for local women suffering from breast cancer. Curd has never had breast cancer, but the premature death of her good friend and fellow dancer, Amy Tumminello, inspired her to create the Yampa Valley Breast Cancer Awareness Project.
Geology, skiing, family life among 'adventures'
Perhaps tired of hearing skiing legend Gordy Wren talk incessantly about Steamboat Springs, Bill Bowes decided to check out the sleepy ski town in Northwest Colorado for himself. He liked what he found.
Linda Long doesn't like to dwell on the fact that she had cancer. She would be surprised if more than a few dozen people she knows ever knew she was sick a day in her life. And yet, as she looks back on her 18 years of staring death in the face over and over again, the one thing Linda Long can dwell on is her family.
'Switchboard Kent' directs Ski Corp. calls, callers for 12 years
Like tenor Luciano Pavarotti and actor James Earl Jones, Kent Kirkpatrick is famous for his voice. Known simply as "Switchboard Kent," Kirkpatrick has been the voice of Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. for 12 years. His nametag, proudly displayed on the left side of his black Steamboat vest, bears the nickname instead of his whole name.
Tuesday, March 14
Monday, March 13 12:42 a.m. A bouncer at a bar in the 1800 block of Ski Time Square reported feeling a gun in the waistband of a man he was escorting out of the bar. Officers caught up with the man, who did not possess a gun. The man was warned not to return to the bar.
Residents will have the opportunity Tuesday to participate in politics at the most grass-roots level -- precinct caucuses.
This week's Hayden Town Board meeting was canceled because of a lack of business to attend to, but other Hayden committees have plenty to address as they look to take over event organization from the fizzled Hayden Chamber Association.
The city of Steamboat Springs has an inclusionary zoning ordinance. It also -- along with Routt County -- has a housing authority.
It took a drastic effort at the finish line in the semifinals of the sprint event, but after five trips to the Junior Olympic Championships, Sarah MacCarthy finally made it to the finals.
A special education audit of the Steamboat Springs School District is scheduled for March 30 and 31. A parent focus group is from 7 to 8 p.m. March 30 in the Steamboat Springs High School's commons area. Parents who have children with disabilities enrolled in the school district are strongly encouraged to attend the focus group, which is part of the audit. Participants do not need to RSVP. Call Robin Tschider at 879-0391 or e-mail email@example.com for more information.
Group of eighth-graders to host local teens in April as part of exchange program
The residents of Steamboat Springs are a happy bunch of folks.
Patrick and Tammie Delaney are envisioning people saying their wedding vows this summer at their historic ranch overlooking the Yampa River two miles northeast of Hayden.
January was only so-so when it came to sales tax revenues in Hayden, but the town has seen some big revenue increases this budget year.
The second annual Steamboat Springs Triathlon is more than five months away, which is why the time to think about training is now.
It all started last November when 90 players in Steamboat Springs and Craig pulled on their skates for the opening night of the Steamboat Springs Premier Hockey League.
Steamboat Springs baseball coach Dave Roy joked that he was still trying to catch his breath after the team's season-opening game Saturday.
The Routt County Board of Commissioners approved on Tuesday an $11,000 contribution to the Routt County Sheriff's Office. The money will fund a regional drug-enforcement task force.
South Routt Medical Center officials' plan to get a mill levy on the May 2 ballot has moved a step forward.
No charges will be filed in connection with a snowmobiling accident that killed a woman in January.
It will not take the luck of the Irish to find a good time at the Steamboat Tennis Center on Sunday.
School Board members discuss hiring full-time staff
Steamboat Springs School Board members are questioning plans to hire staff for gifted and talented programs that have yet to be developed.
Skiers with disabilities treated to a day in the sun
The way Terry Smutney looks at it, skiing gave him back his life.
Middle school wrestling team ties Moffat County for win
Halen Raymond knew what he had to do. With 35 seconds left, Hayden middle school wrestling coach Dallas Robinson reminded Raymond that the Tigers needed a pin to tie Moffat County for the Soroco Middle School Wrestling Tournament title.
Monday, March 13
The J3 Junior Olympic Championships came to a close Saturday at Vail's Gold Peak with Buck Hill, Minn.'s Michael Ankeny topping Ski Club Vail's Hunter Schleper for the slalom title.
Five members of Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club returned from Sun Valley, Idaho, this week after successful campaigns at the J2 Junior Olympic Championships.
Cowboy musical tonight at Strawberry Park Elementary
Jackson Perry may not have a big part, but he knows his lines by heart. "Are you all right, partner?" Jackson said in a cowboy drawl Monday during a rehearsal for tonight's performance of "Cowï¿½--boys, Outlaws, Railroads & Mining, Oh My!"
Steamboat girls hockey coach John Harris was optimistic before his team headed to the Chapel Hill Ice Arena during the weekend for the Mountain State's Girls Hockey League State playoffs.
"Heralds of Hope," a fundraiser for Hospice, seeks to bring color and cheer into the lives of residents. On Wednesday, daffodils will be for sale for $5 a bunch at City Market, Safeway, Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, Alpine Floral, Hayden Mercantile, the Clark Store and the Visiting Nurse Association offices. Proceeds from daffodil sales will be used to provide hospice care for teminally ill patients in the Yampa Valley.
Steamboat Ski Area may have what you're looking for
If you have seen a gray stuffed rabbit around the ski area, a child would appreciate it if you would bring it to the lost and found.
Steamboat focuses on April tourism
The gondola singles line that stretched around the corner to Gondola Joe's coffee shop Monday morning said it all.
Happy Birthday, Hayden. The town of Hayden has made it through its first hundred years, and most people are optimistic about what the next hundred years will bring.
The Steamboat Springs City Council and the local housing authority will discuss affordable housing efforts tonight.
The city of Steamboat Springs is among the nation's first to receive a grant promoting the protection of community heritage.
The Greater Routt and Moffat Narcotics Enforcement Team drug task force assisted agents from Denver Drug Enforcement Agencies in an investigation that resulted in the seizure of more than 1 pound of cocaine.
Forums will address specific questions about aging facilities
The Steamboat Springs School Board plans to host another round of community forums to gauge public opinion about what to do with aging district facilities.
12:32 a.m. An assault and battery was reported in Park Trailer Park in Hayden. A 29-year-old Hayden woman was arrested on suspicion of third-degree assault in what police described as a domestic dispute. No injuries were reported.
Nearly three weeks after he made his first Olympic appearance, Steamboat Springs Tyler Jewell returned to the World Cup tour with a seventh-place showing at Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington, N.Y., last week.
Sunday, March 12
The first decade of the 21st century marks the golden age of photography
Lately, I've become increasingly aware that almost every time I go to Howelsen Hill, someone is making history. Or at least, everyone but me is making history.
Three members of the Steamï¿½--boat Springs High School speech team have qualified for the state tournament, Friday and Saturday at Arvada High School.
Board to hear committee update about $100,000 proposal
With all the balls it has up in the air, the Steamboat Springs School Board might need juggling lessons.
Saturday, March 11
CLARK, TED A. AND CLARK, JUNE E. TO ADAMO, WAYNE AND ADAMO, LISA L. FOR TOWN OF HAHN'S PEAK Lot: 1-7 Block: 2 -- $76,000
Three professional 'ski bums' get their passes scanned every day
Three of Steamboat's more accomplished ski bums have more in common than simply skiing every day of the season.
Ty Thomas Norton, son of Gina Goodman Norton and Ron Norton of Steamboat Springs, was born at 7:17 a.m. on Feb. 28, 2006.
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Danny and Lori Thompson of Steamboat Springs announce the engagement of their daughter, Marissa Mack of Steamboat, to Preston Housel of Denver. Housel is the son of Thomas and Lori Housel of Commerce City.
Shelby Nicole Gunter, daughter of Bryan and Rachel Gunter of Steamboat Springs, was born at 5:58 a.m. on March 1, 2006.
Braden William Jenrich, son of Drew and Jessica Jenrich of Steamboat Springs, was born at 10:55 p.m. on Feb. 26, 2006.
15 years have passed since city lost suit over Wal-Mart vote
It was 15 years ago this month that the lengthy debate about Wal-Mart's bid to open a store in Steamboat Springs stopped just short of reaching the Colorado Supreme Court.
Steamboat Village Brokers has announced the addition of Suzie Spiro to its real estate team. Spiro began her real estate sales career in 2002 in Boulder. She is an owner and partner for RWM Development, LLC.
Patrick Ryan Kuntz, son of Kelsey and Paul Kuntz of Steamboat Springs, was born at 1:49 p.m. on Feb. 28, 2006.
Exotic flowers sent overnight from Amsterdam
Marco is the most valued business partner of Amy Bunch and Christopher "Kip" Tirone. Yet they never have met the man or spoken to him on the phone.
Auction could bring end to resort's sales woes
Auctioneers may have to sell a unit every minute Saturday to get rid of the remaining units at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel.
Friday, March 10
For more than 50 years, Steamï¿½--boat Springs Airport has been a part of the community.
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.
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.
Estonia's Jane Rehemaa was introduced to an American sports tradition Saturday when her University of Colorado teammates lifted her up on their shoulders.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'Millie's done a fabulous job,' board member says
United Way's executive director, Millie Beall, has a new agenda.
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.
Three days of rain, snow and freezing temperatures made Routt County a dangerous place to drive Friday.
A graveside service for longtime Steamboat Springs resident Melvin Hitchens is at 2 p.m. Monday in Steamboat Springs Cemetery.
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.
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.
Former Yampa Valley resident Ronald Dean Stewart passed away March 8, 2006, in Sterling. He was 73.
With great sorrow, David and Jill Morin announce the passing of their beloved son, Ben Morin. He was 8.
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.
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.
Steamboat's Squirt B hockey team wrapped up its season with two games against Vail and one against Summit County during the weekend.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After almost a year of planning, the town of Yampa is ready to celebrate its centennial.
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.
Perched above the Howelsen Hill face, Karl Johnson looked out and saw home.
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.
Thursday, March 9
Company wants to halt man's unauthorized lessons at ski area
Lawyers representing a former Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. employee filed their response Wednesday to a lawsuit alleging that the man has been teaching ski lessons illegally since he was fired in 2001.
Steamboat Springs skies have cleared since 1990
One of the benefits of living in Steamboat Springs is its clean mountain air. But it hasn't always been this clean.
Taylor Fletcher was a marked man heading into the 2006 Junior Olympics, and he left with two more gold medals in the competition in the Northeast.
Suck in your stomach, keep both knees bent and don't make eye contact. Breathe. Remember, when he charges you, you charge him. (And kick him in the jaw if he attacks.)
Soccer team's seniors want perfect finish
There is no time for complacency when chasing perfection, so Steamboat Springs girls soccer coach Rob Bohlmann has been pleased with his team's preseason mood.
Favored to defend its NCAA skiing team title, the University of Denver found itself behind after Wednesday's first day of competition. Not anymore.
It's been many years since I got so excited about the first bike ride of the season. Not since I rolled out of the garage at age 4 or 5, proudly astride my Transformers Big Wheel with plastic tires that rumbled on pavement like an oncoming train, has the first turn of the pedals felt so good.
¤ The Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp will hold open scholarship auditions Saturday for local youths interested in attending its two-week junior camp for students entering the fifth, sixth and seventh grades. Theater and musical theater auditions are from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Steinberg Pavilion on the Perry-Mansfield campus off Routt County Road 36. Registration starts at 9 a.m. Dance auditions are from 1 to 3 p.m. at Northwest Ballet, 326 Oak St. in Steamboat Springs, with registration beginning at 12:30 p.m. Dancers will participate in ballet and jazz classes. Theatre and musical theater students should prepare one monologue and one song, each about two minutes in length. For more information, call 879-7125.
CU women dominate 5K race on Howelsen
The Bluffs Loop was all Buffs. Three University of Coloï¿½--rado cross-country skiers, including champion Jana Rehemaa, finished in the top seven during Thursday's five-kilometer women's race on the second day of the 2006 NCAA Men's and Women's Skiing Championships.
The Tread of Pioneers Museum has its own way of celebrating St. Patrick's Day this year.
African dancing is more than dynamic, spirited movements. It often tells a story.
The work of artists of all ages
Rare is the occasion in which children get to hang their works of art in a gallery. But that's exactly what will happen this week at the Depot Art Center.
The vibe of New Orleans will infuse Gondola Square
Be prepared for the jubilant extension of the spirit of New Orleans when the Dirty Dozen Brass Band comes to town Saturday.
Tonight ¤ Steve Boynton When: 4 to 7 p.m. Where: Chaps in the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel Cost: Free Call: 871-5500
Some bands are fortunate enough to get to a time in their careers when they can focus only on their music.
Saturday ¤ Dirty Dozen Brass Band When: 3 p.m. Where: At the base of Steamboat Ski Area Cost: Free Why you should go: To get a taste of N'awlins that doesn't involve crawfish.
Wednesday, March 8 1:06 a.m. A man in the 3300 block of AprÃs Ski Way reported hearing loud talking and partying. Officers contacted the residents and told them to quiet down.
Routt County has adopted a pilot program intended to preserve open space.
Sites purchased after Birch announced sheriff candidacy
Accusations that Routt County sheriff candidate Dwight Murphy bought several Web site domain names incorporating fellow GOP candidate Ray Birch's name may be difficult to prove.
Candidate challenges White for Capitol spot
State Rep. Al White will face some competition on November's ballot. Andy Gold, a business owner from Tabernash and chairman of the Grand County Democrats, has begun campaigning for the House District 57 seat that White has held since 2000.
The Hayden middle school wrestling team placed first, and 16 Tigers were in the top four during the Northwest Invitational Tournament during the weekend.
Regional officials preparing for public presentations
Officials are getting closer to preparing a series of public presentations about the possibility of a new sports complex in Northwest Colorado.
Steamboat Springs Transit reduces regional bus service Steamboat Springs Transit will reduce its weekend regional bus service from three to two buses a day starting Saturday. The change is being made because of a lack of drivers.
REL-I, aka Matthew Relis, is a very busy man.
By all accounts, Melvin Hitchens had a lively sense of humor, too many colorful stories to count and, above all, a love for the city and county he called home.
Wednesday, March 8
A series of public meetings that begin tonight will mark the end of city and county officials' review of the West of Steamboat Springs Area Plan.
NCAA National Championships open in Steamboat Springs
Surrounded by a blanket of thick fog and confronted by a steady stream of heavy snow from the sky, Utah's Scott Veenis had only one thing on his mind as he stepped into the starting gate at the top of Concentration ski run at the Steamboat Ski Area.
Man could face more severe punishment
A Routt County judge reluctantly gave tentative approval Wednesday to a plea deal reached in the case involving a Littleton man who assaulted a 16-year-old girl on the slopes of the Steamboat Ski Area in January.
A Steamboat Springs police officer went undercover -- and covered up -- to nab a suspected thief in the Steamboat Springs High School parking lot Tuesday morning.
Web site accusations fly as sheriff candidates begin campaigns
With the primary election still five months away, the race to replace outgoing Routt County Sheriff John Warner is getting heated.
8:23 a.m. A 17-year-old Steamboat Springs boy was arrested in the high school parking lot on suspicion of stealing something from a car. Officers reportedly hid under a blanket in the car the boy was stealing from and baited him with money left in the car's cupholder. When the boy opened the car door, the officer jumped up and caught him. The boy was compliant with officers and even opened the back door of the car for the officer to get out. The boy was charged with several counts of felony trespassing and theft.
The Board of Routt County Commissioners next week will review South Routt Medical Center officials' plan to get a mill levy on the May 2 ballot.
Scott Ptach isn't old enough to drive, but the eighth-grader knows how to take advantage of his driveway.
Man who assaulted 16-year-old girl could face more severe punishment
A Routt County judge gave tentative approval Wednesday to a plea deal reached in the case involving a Littleton man who assaulted a 16-year-old girl on the slopes of Steamboat Ski Area in January.
The water has subsided, the water treatment plant has new carpet, and everything appears to be back to normal 2 1/2 months after Oak Creek lost nearly 90 percent of its water.
Colby College skier grabs national title
Colby College ski racer Abbi Lathrop has been to the NCAA National Championships four times, but before Wednesday's women's giant slalom race, she had never brought home a national title.
Members of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club grow up competing throughout Colorado, the country and the world.
I think every community and every newspaper needs an Omar Campbell. Omar and I don't see eye to eye on many issues, but he is my friend, and I enjoy reading and hearing his views about community issues. It would be hard to find somebody who invests more time in reading our newspaper.
Officials await completion of engineer reports to clear building
A popular club in Steamboat Springs' Ski Time Square remains closed nearly three weeks after it was evacuated because a support beam failed.
Tuesday, March 7
Superintendent Donna Howell is right -- the time has come for the Steamboat Springs School Board to put together a plan to repair its aging facilities.
Advocates of recreational water rights have been critical of ongoing legislative efforts to ensure recreational uses are compatible with the state's many other water needs. I appreciate their concerns, but as a member of the state Senate, I represent the wide-ranging interests of many different water stakeholders in our part of Colorado. I do not have the luxury of advocating for one kind of water right to the exclusion of all the others.
School Board considers staff for gifted, talented program
A little warm weather can solve a lot of problems. A chaotic student pick-up and parking situation in the lot between Strawberry Park Elementary School and Steamboat Springs Middle School has become more orderly thanks to staff action and recent sunshine, which has melted snow and made driving lines visible.
Steamboat firefighters must give up fee of $20 per call
Volunteer firefighters with Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue no longer are being paid $20 for every call they respond to.
For your information, my husband, Sean P. Colgan, was a member of the 1980 U.S. Olympic Rowing Team, as well as 10 National Rowing Teams, from 1972 to 1984, winning six medals in world championships.
The Steamboat Springs City Council members agreed Tuesday that they need more information before making any decisions about Steamboat Springs Airport's future.
Williams won't seek fourth term, says Democrat is qualified
Mike Kerrigan is the first to make his candidacy official in the wake of the announcement that Routt County Assessor Amy Williams will not seek a fourth term.
This is mostly directed to the Colorado Department of Transportation and the Steamboat Springs City Council, and in response to the article in the Steamboat Today that stated they couldn't paint lines until favorable weather holds for a consistent time.
Hayden to mark centennial with variety of events
This weekend kicks off a yearlong celebration of Hayden's centennial birthday.
Police officials are praising the work of a Hayden police officer for apprehending five suspects thought to have been involved in an armed robbery last month.
Cancer patients take a break in Steamboat
The nausea is all Kelsey Stone remembers from her first four rounds of chemotherapy. "I had to try a million different medicines," she said. Fortunately -- a word rarely used when discussing cancer -- Kelsey was just 13 years old when she was diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin's lymphoma, so doctors could attack the cancer aggressively. The younger the patients, the better their bodies respond to chemotherapy, oncologist Stuart Toledano said.
Monday, March 6
The Steamboat Springs Arts Council is absolutely dependent on local support for artists, art programs & events.
The Steamboat Springs Mountain Theater Company offers monthly concerts, melodramas, performances, film and more. Visit www.steamboattheater.com for full calendar!
While acknowledging a sense of urgency from district principals, the Steamboat Springs School Board decided Monday night that it needs more time and information before developing a plan to improve district facilities including Soda Creek Elementary School, Strawberry Park Elementary School and the George P. Sauer Human Services Center.
Grant Application Deadline: Friday, March 24, 2006
STEAMBOAT IN THE SUMMERTIME: PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE CREATIVE SPIRIT~ THE DIGITAL VERSION JULY 8-13 2006
Focus Adventures offers photo workshops in Steamboat Springs year-round, as well as half and full-day photo tours of the beautiful Yampa Valley.
Don't miss this Arts Council tradition. This popular fundraiser and local comedy review show is generally about poking fun at ourselves through political humor.
Art Exploration for Kids Programs Looking for some creative fun for your kid's this summer?
This year's Cabaret auditions will be held March 11 at 1 pm, and on March 12 at 3 pm at the Steamboat Springs Mountain Theater (located in Ski Time Square). Call 879-9008 for more information.
The Arts Council serves as a pivotal organization for affiliated groups and individual artists, offering collaboration, administrative support, facility support, technical assistance, grants and leadership in advocating for community arts programming in Steamboat Springs and Routt County.
For more information about program
The avian flu has not reached North America, and it can't be transferred from person to person, but a bird flu expert visiting Steamboat Springs said it's still a good idea to be prepared.
Councilwoman Dellinger asks council to study Steamboat airport
City Council member Susan Dellinger will ask her colleagues tonight to consider whether Steamboat Springs Airport should be closed.
Colorado athletics director hits the road to visit with fans
Mike Bohn, athletics director for the University of Colorado, is in Steamboat Springs for the NCAA Skiing Championships, but it was football that was on his mind Monday morning.
The fourth annual Great North Routt Chili Cook-off is from 4 to 6 p.m. March 26 at Steamboat Lake Outfitters. Organizers are seeking judges and chili cooks. The categories for judging this year are green chili, red chili, open and dessert. The open category is for milder chilis, white chilis or soup.
12:54 a.m. Police received a report of loud music coming from a first-floor condo in the 3100 block of Columbine Drive.
Internet users in Hayden could realize speeds as fast as 8 megabytes per second by early summer.
A 3-year-old boy who was buried beneath 3 feet of snow for several minutes last week is doing fine, his father said Monday.
Steamboat Springs skier third in Junior Olympics event
Steamboat Springs skier Sarah MacCarthy opened the 2006 Junior Olympic Nordic Championships in Michigan on a high note Monday afternoon by earning a spot on the podium.
Break out your dancing shoes for a good cause Friday night
In the song "Book of Love," in which chapter do you break up? The answers to such trivia questions will earn prizes at a '50s and '60s dance from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel.
Todd Lodwick added another top 10 to his list of accomplishments.
The settings are social, and the drama between the characters vivid. Their creator, Amanda Adare, cut her teeth at the Art Institute of Florence and in various studios in Rome, and the results are beautiful.
The Boettcher Foundation, a privately endowed grant-making organization, in collaboration with National Arts Strategies,
The Steamboat Springs Arts Council is proud to announce their newest affiliate, the Steamboat Springs Mountain Theater Company.
The SSAC held its Annual Meeting on February 2 at the Depot. Guests were welcomed by Executive Director, Nancy Kramer,and introductions were made for staff members and new board members.
Full Spectrum 2006
The Steamboat Springs Arts Council's Free Friday Film Series continues! This is the fourth season of the popular arts council program that brings foreign films both classic and contemporary to Steamboat viewers free --of --charge!
Arts Council Docents are trained volunteers/educators who staff the Depot Gallery, and help to interpret and explain elements of exhibits.
Foundation to grant $100,000 this year
A charitable foundation plans to give funding and hands-on support to youth organizations in Routt County for years to come.
Crash sidelines local athlete
For University of Colorado freshman Pat Duran, earning a spot to this week's NCAA National Skiing Championships was a big break.
Sunday, March 5
College hosts discussion about classic C.S. Lewis work
Some said the film adaptation of C.S. Lewis' "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" was a Hollywood attempt to spread religious propaganda.
When it comes to evening gowns, stars walk the line
You might be getting old if you devoted Sunday evening to watching the 78th Academy Awards and realized halfway through the production that you've seen only two of the nominated films, and they were Netflix rentals.
Chances for ski area snow record are diminishing
After a winter that produced unrelenting powder days in December and January, the sudden shift to spring temperatures and cloudless skies during the past week may have shrunk the chances for a record snow total at the Steamboat Ski Area.
The Hayden mayoral and trustee elections are now contested.
Bulldogs win regional title, advance to final four
Angie Charchalis may never receive a better belated birthday present. The Moffat County sophomore turned 16 on Friday, but she didn't cut her cake until the next day, after her team unwrapped a 56-51 win against Harrison. The birthday present was a regional championship trophy and an all-expense paid trip for the Moffat County girls to the Class 4A State Basketball Tournament's final four in Boulder.
Saturday, March 4
Imagine waking up, walking downstairs from your condominium to eat breakfast at the bakery below, and then walking 20 yards to work.
PERRY, AARON J. AND PERRY, F. ELIZABETH TO OWEN, JANET M. FOR SW1/4SE1/4 SEC 29-T7N-R88W NW1/4NE1/4 SEC 32-T7N-R88W PARTIAL LEGAL-SEE DOCUMENT/INCLUDES EASEMENT -- $313,000
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monday, March 6 The Oak Creek Public Library is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
School board meeting is at 7:30 p.m. Monday
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.
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.
Alternative medicine group wants backing
To state Rep. Al White, the size of the crowd at Saturday's public forum was misleading.
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 died Feb. 24, 2006, at the home of her daughter in Forked River, N.J. She was 85.
Longtime Craig resident Marian Elizabeth Balleck died Feb. 24, 2006, at the Sandrock Ridge Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was 82.
Stagecoach chief expects building to open in June, six months behind schedule
Construction on Stagecoach's new fire station is under way.
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.
Steamboat skier races to top of world skiercross rankings
Brett Buckles was in the desert when her love for skiing was rekindled.
Friday, March 3
Bulldogs use OT to advance vs. Montrose
For 23 games, the Moffat County girls basketball team didn't get challenged in the fourth quarter. No. 24 was an exception.
Five skiers with local ties qualify for championships
After months of qualifying races across the country, 148 Alpine and Nordic skiers will descend on Steamboat Springs next week for the 2006 NCAA Men's and Women's Skiing Championships.
Young cancer patients build friendships at annual games
The days can be tough and painful for most children with cancer.
An Edwards man was left a little "stiff and sore" and a Gypsum man sustained minor injuries Friday when two trucks collided near Oak Creek.
The U.S. Department of Transportation reported this week that Mesa Airlines had the worst record in the nation for canceled flights during the month of January among 21 airlines reporting.
Thursday, March 2 7:18 a.m. Vandalism was reported near Third Street and Lincoln Avenue.
Mayor to face competition in upcoming municipal election
Oak Creek Mayor Kathy "Cargo" Rodeman appears to have a challenger in the town's municipal election in April.
The Town of Yampa may not have a municipal election in April because only one man turned in a petition for the open mayoral position.
The Yampa Valley Wresting Club kicks off its pee wee season Tuesday with a meeting at Steamboat Springs Middle School.
Heralds of Hope raises funds with flower sale "Heralds of Hope," a fundraiser for Hospice Services of Northwest Colorado, seeks to bring color and cheer into the lives of local residents. On March 15, daffodils will be for sale at City Market, Safeway, Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, Alpine Floral, Hayden Mercantile, the Clark Store and the Visiting Nurse Association offices for $5 a bunch. Proceeds from daffodil sales will be used to provide hospice care for teminally ill patients in the Yampa Valley.
Thursday, March 2
Football-player-turned-opera-singer coming to Steamboat
To know the pitch of Keith Miller's singing, all you have to do is listen to his voicemail message. When he says, "You have reached Keith Miller," the earth rumbles.
¤ The Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp will hold open scholarship auditions March 11 for local youths interested in attending its two-week junior camp for students entering the fifth, sixth and seventh grades. Theater and musical theater auditions are from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Steinberg Pavilion on the Perry-Mansfield campus off Routt County Road 36. Registration starts at 9 a.m. Dance auditions are from 1 to 3 p.m. at Northwest Ballet, 326 Oak Street in Steamboat Springs, with registration beginning at 12:30 p.m.
Businesses punished for selling to minors
Two local liquor sellers accepted short suspensions of their liquor licenses Thursday as a penalty for selling alcohol to a minor during an undercover sweep Dec. 16.
Retired teacher devotes himself to his work
Richard Galusha has owned an art gallery for eight years, but the gallery never has had a show dedicated to his work.
Group withdraws petition to change soulful bridge title
Get on up, fans of the James Brown Soul Center of the Universe Bridge -- it's time to feel good.
Attorneys to draw new plea or begin trial in vehicular assault case
Dan and Doral Harris told a judge Wednesday that a deal offered to the man responsible for their son's death was a miscarriage of justice.
A pair of snowboarders kicked off a rare event in Steamboat Springs on Wednesday afternoon. Call it an urban avalanche.
Local lawmakers will take a break from an action-packed week at the Capitol to meet with Routt County residents Saturday.
People like to watch things. Birders don hats and binoculars and grab their detailed, colorful books. Star Trek fans get into costume to watch their favorite show. And NASCAR fans, well, I'm not sure I want to know what they do.
¤ Gallery opening featuring the work of Richard Galusha, Greg Effinger, Lee Stroncek, Vince Valdez and Ken Sullivan When: 5 to 8 p.m., show continues until the end of the ski season Where: Wild Horse Gallery in the Sheraton Steamboat Resort Cost: Free
Museum marks Crawford Pritchett's 100th birthday
Tales from the pioneer days of Northwest Colorado will be brought to life Wednesday at Tread of Pioneers Museum in Steamboat Springs.
Steamboat Springs is one of the coldest shows the band performs all year. But Keith Roberts, frontman for the The Young Dubliners, offers a potential solution.
Wednesday, March 1 6:23 a.m. A 91-year-old woman was taken to the hospital from the 800 block of Anglers Drive because she was having trouble breathing.
Hayden Town Board agrees group should re-evaluate itself
The Hayden Town Board agreed with the Hayden Chamber Association on Thursday night that the Chamber should take some time to re-evaluate itself.
¤ Steve Boynton When: 4 to 7 p.m. Where: Chaps in the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel Cost: Free Call: 871-5500
Two Steamboat Springs property owners are petitioning the city for a zone change that would allow the construction of as many as five duplexes and four single-family homes in the Fairview neighborhood.
Resident who collided with police vehicle may have had drugs
A 25-year-old Steamboat Springs man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs after he rear-ended a Steamboat Springs Police Department patrol car Wednesday night.
Bus shelter at Third Street and Lincoln Avenue closed The Steamboat Springs Transit bus shelter at Third Street and Lincoln Avenue is closed for repairs after it was vandalized Wednesday night, city transportation director George Krawzoff said.
Women's hockey team wins twice against Denver
The new year has been kind to the Steamboat Chix with Stix women's hockey team.
The Routt County Sheriff's Office unveiled its new online sex offender registry Wednesday.
Wednesday, March 1
Steamboat skier takes third at Jeep World Championship
It took Brett Buckles two years to become the top American skiercross racer.
Weather wears Lincoln lane stripes, leaving drivers guessing
The bad news is snowplows, studded tires and chains have, once again, made the traffic stripes on Lincoln Avenue disappear.
Latino leaders call candidate's immigration views 'extremist'
Statements made during a lunch at the Old Town Pub & Restaurant last week have ignited a war of words.
League of voters briefed on immigration reform, legislation
The main message of a Routt County League of Women Voters presentation about immigration was that the federal government needs a firmer push from residents more than state government to reform immigration policy.
Dipping into reserves will fund all requests from district, commissions
The Steamboat Springs Education Fund Board said 'yes' to everything Wednesday night, approving a budget of more than $3.3 million for the 2007 fiscal year.
Nineteen ski racers with the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club qualified for the J4 Junior Olympics in March in Winter Park.
Judge hands out two-year prison sentence on possession charge
A 44-year-old Steamboat Springs man who said he was using methamphetamine to relieve pain from a back injury was sentenced Wednesday to two years in prison.
Steamboat Springs' Bantam A squad hosted the Mountain States Renegades for two games during the weekend. Steamboat gave up an early lead in the first game but responded with two third-period goals to end in a 2-2 tie.
A reader once told me the Steamboat Pilot & Today is the most liberal newspaper he ever read because we print columns by Maureen Dowd. Another reader once told me we are the most conservative newspaper in the country because we put Mallard Fillmore on our editorial page.