News for Sunday, September 17, 2006



Alaster George Weber

Alaster George Weber, son of Stephanie and Geol Weber, was born at 10 a.m., July 24, 2006. He weighed 6 pounds and was 18 inches long. His grandparents are David and Linda Ancelin of Aurora; George Weber of Boulder; Carol Tuttle of Boulder; Mimi and Gary Ferguson of Des Moines; and Tom Miller of Florida.


Jim and Pat Woodcock celebrated their 50th anniversary on Sept. 16, 2006.

Grace Marie Ware

Grace Marie Ware, daughter of Tyanna Marie and Jody Lee Ware, was born at 12:56 p.m., Sept. 8, 2006. She weighed 6 pounds and 11 ounces. Her sibling is Samuel Lee Ware. Her grandparents are Scott and Deb Hunt of Crawford; Jim and Gayle Ware of Hotchkiss; Jack and Alice Hunt of Hotchkiss and Marie McRobbie of Paonia.

Cooper James Satterfield

Cooper James Satterfield, son of Abbie and Brad Satterfield, was born at 7:28 p.m., Sept. 8, 2006. He was 7 pounds and was 19.5 inches long. His siblings are Josh, John and Andy Satterfield. His grandparents are Nedra Guthrie of College Station, Texas, and Sam and Yvonne Satterfield of Franklin, Tenn.

Kelsey Anne Cariveau

Kelsey Anne Cariveau, daughter of Sally and Jon Cariveau, was born at 7:54 p.m., Sept. 6, 2006. She was 6 pounds and 5 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. Her sibling is Ely Cariveau. Her grandparents are Howard and Margie Cariveau of Rice, Minn., and Arlene Thompson of Iron Mountain, Mich.

Gage Ryan Sweetman

Gage Ryan Sweetman, son of Jennifer Vestal and Mark Sweetman, was born at 10:20 p.m., Sept. 8, 2006. He weighed 6 pounds and 2 ounces and was 19.75 inches long.

Jonathan Alexis Mota Javalera

Jonathan Alexis Mota Javalera, son of Hilda Azucena Javalera Loya and Jonathan Israel Mota Aragon, was born at 8:56 a.m., Sept. 8, 2006. He weighed 8 pounds and 10 ounces. His grandparents are Hilda Azurena Loya Corral of Steamboat Springs; Everardo Javalera Holguin of Chihuahua, Mexico; Susana Banuelos Hernandez of Steamboat Springs; and Armando Mota Banuelos of Steamboat Springs.

Class Notes for Sept. 17

An informational meeting for single/divorced dads is at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Steamboat Springs High School's counseling office. The schedule of future meetings will be determined based on fathers' work schedules. For more information, call high school counselor Justin Pacheck at 871-3621.

Making statements of peace

'Pinwheels for Peace' project gives local students chance to express feelings

Peace means something different to everyone.

South Routt Calendar for Sept. 17

The Oak Creek Public Library is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Jail Report for Sept. 17

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.

The Record for Sept. 15

12:32 a.m. Someone suffering from a medical problem was taken to the hospital from the 1000 block of Highpoint Drive.

Nancy Lynn Virden

Former South Routt County resident Nancy Lynn Virden died Sept. 9, 2006, at her home in Rock Springs, Wyo., after a lengthy illness. She was 54.

Opal May Stewart

Former Routt County resident Opal May Stewart died Sept. 7, 2006, in Sterling. She was 69.

Irma D. Douce

Steamboat Springs resident Irma D. Douce died Sept. 6, 2006, at the Doak Walker Care Center. She was 87.

Three decades of faith

South Routt Bible Church celebrates anniversary, expects many more

Many people think turning 30 signals the end of an era. For the South Routt Bible Church, it signals the beginning of one.

Secret's out

Hayden football dominates West Grand

Prior to the season, talk around the 1A Western Slope League was that Hayden was down and rebuilding.

J. Riley Parker: The bottom line

Steamboat has always marketed itself as a cowboy town and it has drawn many looking for a Western lifestyle.

Our View: Revitalization efforts must be fair

At Issue: A downtown URA

Our view: We support downtown revitalization and think the city is responsible - financially and otherwise - for leading that effort.

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Say it ain't snow

Wintry storm creates havoc on Rabbit Ears Pass

Old Man Winter pushed autumn aside - at least temporarily - Saturday, giving eager skiers and riders a glimpse of what they hope is more snow to come. But while the early snowstorm likely will have little actual impact on the upcoming ski season - the Steamboat Ski Area officially opens in 68 days - it created plenty of problems for motorists and lots of work for law enforcement agencies.

Readers Sound Off

Readers sound off on various issues in Steamboat Springs.

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Storm forces cancellation of Rubber Ducky Race

Kathy Ulmer spent most of Saturday morning in tears after she was forced to cancel one of her favorite Steamboat Springs events - the annual Rubber Ducky Race. Friday and Saturday's mixed bag of weather forced event organizers to re-evaluate the safety of the Yampa River, where the fundraising race takes place. They eventually decided it was not safe to hold the race.

George Thomas: Both bear blame

I read Ann Coulter's editorial on Sept. 14 castigating the Clinton administration's reluctance or inability to take the fight to terrorism. While I agree with many of her points, there is enough blame to go around among both Democratic and Republican administrations.

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A fiesta unites

Cultures mesh to celebrate Mexican Independence Day

Good food, good fun, good music. ... That's how Steamboat Springs resident Ernesto Perez and his family summed up Saturday's Third Annual Northwestern Colorado Mexican Independence Day Celebration and Benefit for Communidad Integrada.

Wildhorse Meadows begins moving dirt

Lot reservations open Oct. 7

The work being undertaken at Wildhorse Meadows isn't glamorous, but it portends significant events to come.

Into the West moves east

Romick combines furniture, household good stores

Jace Romick has been playing a game of musical chairs with his businesses recently, but the music is about to stop.

View from The Porches to grow

The Porches luxury duplex neighborhood near the base of Mount Werner is poised to grow.

Jimmy Westlake: Equinox

Autumn officially arrives for the northern hemisphere at 10:03 p.m. Mountain Standard Time on Friday. How do astronomers determine the precise moment that marks the beginning of autumn?

Fabiola Katthain

Routt County Spotlight

Spotlight on Fabiola Katthain

In search of members, money

Help Routt County Search and Rescue help you

The SUV is packed, so is the extended cab truck. The ATVs used to access remote, rugged areas are parked on the trailer bed. The Routt County Search and Rescue gear is ready to go. If an emergency call comes today, the organization's volunteer members are one page away from gathering at the "barn" on Yampa Street.

Sailors take two

Tennis team looks toward regional tournament

The Steamboat Springs tennis team got an added bonus in the second of two matches it played Saturday.

Tigers down West Grand

It was a tale of two different Hayden volleyball teams Saturday night.

John Russell: Back in the lineup

I learned a lot when I returned to the softball field this season after a two-year hiatus.

Molly O'Brien: Involve the kids

In order for the school lunch program to be the best, you absolutely need to involve the children in the decision-making process.

Sailors optimistic despite loss

After letting the dust settle and re-evaluating Friday night's 16-6 loss to Eagle Valley, Steamboat Springs football coach Aaron Finch knows one thing for sure.

Chris Diamond: Survey flawed

I wanted to address several issues that require clarification in Mr. Levy's Sept. 10 letter to the editor concerning Steamboat's environmental record and specifically the Ski Area Citizens Coalition (SACC) survey.

Win, loss for Steamboat

Sluggish Sailor volleyball team beats Rifle, falls to Fruita

The girls on the Steamboat Springs volleyball team need to find the right fuel.

Tying the hands that teach

Local educators oppose finance issues on ballot

Two ballot initiatives - one amendment to the state constitution and one referendum - would require public school districts in Colorado to spend at least 65 percent of annual operating expenditures on needs directly affecting student achievement in the classroom. Although supporters of Amendment 39 and Referendum J say the initiatives would ensure money is spent where it can help students the most - in the classroom - local educators oppose the initiatives, saying rural school districts face different challenges than urban districts and need flexibility and autonomy when managing their budgets.

Pay plan waits

Alternative system for school district still in limbo

Two years after pulling the plug on an alternative compensation plan for teachers and staff, Steamboat Springs School District officials and teachers still don't appear ready to revisit the issue.

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Traction Action

All-terrain vehicle tours provide access to North Routt's best views

The Hahn's Peak pyramid that rises above Steamboat Lake beckons visitors and locals to soak in the sweeping view from its summit. For those who want to experience the view - now amplified by the fading shades of fall colors - but would prefer not to hike, all-terrain vehicles provide quick access to just below the mountain's summit.

Dave Shively: Letting go: Horton's story

In the basic conflict of man versus nature, life in the mountains amplifies the appeal of survival stories set in the backcountry. Many of those stories are so affirming and unique they're never forgotten. One story in particular continues to turn the spotlight onto a Steamboat local.