News for Sunday, September 10, 2006



Sound off for Sept. 10

The developers of One Steamboat Place don't really want to build affordable housing at the base area. It costs them too much money, and it's a lot of work. Luckily we have our strong City Council to enforce the inclusionary zoning ordinance. I feel so relieved. Excuse me while I take my tongue out of my cheek.

Barbara DeVries: Facts missing

Obviously Ms. Lowe does not have the same opinion as many of us do about the SSHRA. In the 38 years, six days per week that I swim, I have never seen either a hairball or slime in the pool or the locker rooms.

Richard Levy: Poor performance

On Sept 5, the Steamboat Today carried the Associated Press article "Ski Resorts Go Green" about the environmental business practices for ski areas in America. It highlighted various good deeds accomplished by Colorado ski areas. What it did not contain was how our own Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. was responding to these new business practices.

Towny Anderson: Truth and injustice

All of us have been touched, one way or another, by the events of the past week. Emotions were fueled by the instantaneousness of telecommunications which laid our community bare for the world to see.

Elizabeth Flaharty: School spirit

School has begun, and with it comes many ball games and school activities. There are two sports that I will highlight in my letter today. The first is cheerleading, and the second is softball.

Our View: Changes offer hope, but include risk

The announcement last week that the Sheraton Steamboat Resort and Conference Center and other assets of Ski Time Square Enterprises are for sale further underscores the dramatic upheaval under way at the base of the Steamboat Ski Area.

Class Notes for Sept. 10

The Steamboat Springs School Board meets at 7 p.m. Monday at the George P. Sauer Human Services Center on Seventh Street. Board members are expected to spend most of the study session discussing components of the district's strategic plan, which includes the school calendar, alternative compensation systems for teachers and staff and graduation requirements.

The Record for Sept. 8

1:16 a.m. A noise complaint was reported in the 2500 block of Apres Ski Way. A verbal warning was issued for the noise complaint, and an arrest for a DUI was made.

Jail Report for Sept. 10

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.

Jeremiah Russell Palmer

Former Steamboat Springs resident Jeremiah Russell Palmer died Sept. 3, 2006, in Estes Park. He was 93.

Dorothea A. Hinton

Hayden resident Dorothea A. Grouns Hinton died Aug. 22, 2006, at the Sandrock Ridge Care and Rehabilitation Center in Craig. She was 93.

Free fallin'

Steamboat's veteran skydivers generate new interest in sport

When asked what she will remember most from a prolific skydiving career that spans 25 years, Peggy O'Reilly immediately pointed to last weekend's jump over Steamboat Springs. She didn't cite any of the jumps that ended in broken bones because of rough reserve parachute rides or double malfunctions.

Dave Shively: Land of the bro

Inside out

When I first started at the Pilot & Today, I was surprised that several reporters - albeit ones with firm Midwestern roots - had no idea what I was talking about when referring to someone as a total "bro-brah." I assumed this was a label widely understood in Ski Town USA, a place that lures young adults with its range of outdoor activities. Many of those denizens embrace a sport solely for its look, lifestyle and lingo. In the typical cases of skiing, snowboarding and kayaking, it's a question of self-conscious style versus humble substance for this unique mountain breed of outdoor enthusiast.

Earning their wings

Seventh-graders use math, science to understand flying

The Hubba Bubba Babes landed safely at Jeffco Airport on Wednesday.

Local grad makes waves at CU

Tammy Adams can remember years ago when her son Joel would be in their back yard with his brothers and friends skiing on their hill into the late hours of the night. Even with temperatures dipping below zero and the sky pitch black, Tammy would have beg the children to come inside.

Tigers run past Sailors

Hayden beats Steamboat JV, looks ahead

The Hayden Tigers dialed in their running game Saturday against Steamboat Springs' junior varsity squad by clocking in and going to work from No. 9 to No. 5.

Sailors perfect in league play; seniors lead charge

The Steamboat Springs boys soccer team is experiencing a role reversal.

Off to a muddy start

Steamboat's cross-country team hosts Howelsen meet

The Sailors opened their cross-country season with the Steamboat Springs Invitational on a muddy Saturday morning.

On the road to recovery

South Routt Medical Center in good condition after mill levy approval

Four months after South Routt County voters approved a 1-mill levy to support its medical center, officials say the facility couldn't be in better condition.

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Going up

Construction of new justice center proceeding smoothly

As Routt County's building and plant director, Tim Winter is overseeing construction of the new, $13.4 million justice center going up on a 5-acre site adjacent to Routt County Jail, two miles west of downtown Steamboat Springs.

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Porsche prestige

Handling, reliability set vintage sports cars apart

Greg Rawlings' college roommate isn't expecting a child, but if he was, there's little doubt his daughter would be named Porsche.

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Times changin' in Ski Time Square

Thunderhead once state of the art, now part of Sheraton sale

The ski-in, ski-out Thunderhead Lodge, which has been identified as a candidate for a tear-down and redevelopment, was once a symbol of the increasing sophistication of Ski Town U.S.A.

Storm wreaks havoc

Lightning strikes start fires, bring down power lines

Lightning strikes are the suspected cause of a power outage that affected areas from west Steamboat Springs to Milner on Saturday.

Study firm selected

Economic effect of sports center to be examined

A committee of volunteers has moved one step closer to getting some hard data about what a sports complex could mean for Northwest Colorado. The committee is working under the Yampa Valley Economic Development Council and has selected a Denver-based firm to compile an economic impact study to measure the effects a new sports complex in Hayden would have on the region.

Real estate transactions for Aug. 30 to Sept. 5


Business Briefs for Sept. 10

Construction has begun at Wildhorse Meadows. Local excavation firm Native Excavating has been working on the initial ground-work, which is scheduled for completion by Oct. 1. Site work, including grading, roads and utilities, on the 47-acre site will continue during next year with completion anticipated for fall 2007.

South Routt Calendar for the week of 9-11

South Routt Calendar for the week of 9-11

Brent Boyer: Seeing red

I emerged from the bowels of Memorial Stadium a lone Buffalo on the Great Plains.

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Viva Mexico

Comunidad Integrada leads celebration for Independence Day

Twelve little girls have been training for two months to perform a traditional polka dance at Comunidad Integrada's Mexican Independence Day celebration on Saturday.

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New frontier on airline's radar

Turbo-prop planes to connect Rocky Mountains, Denver

Frontier Airlines' expansion plans could mean another carrier at Yampa Valley Regional Airport.

Homes in Milner hot commodities

When Annette Hall listed a modest home in Milner for $320,000 on behalf of her client, she hoped they weren't expecting too much. She didn't need to worry.