News for Sunday, February 25, 2007



Jail Report for Feb. 25

Saturday, Feb. 17 Donald Otis Taylor, 53, Steamboat Springs-DUI, failing to stop (Steamboat Springs Police Department)

Couples should choose music pertinent to them

Longtime disc jockey Kip Strean said that when it comes to choosing music at weddings, whether it's the reception or the ceremony, it's essential that the bride and groom are true to themselves.

Down to the Last Detail

Wedding planners make sure things run smoothly

Have a feast or simple appetizers

A great meal can be a perfect end to a perfect day. Providing a nice dinner is a way to thank your guests for sharing a day you'll never forget. Below are area caterers who can help you design a wonderful wedding meal.

Invitations as unique as you

The days of stiff, ivory traditional wedding invitations are gone.

Guest Do's and Don'ts

Weddings vary in size from intimate settings on a beach or an impromptu ceremony at the local courthouse to lavish gatherings with hundreds of guest. Brides and grooms likely will disagree on several things during the planning process, but few decisions are as important as selecting who will be invited to the wedding. With that in mind, the Wedding Guide has some suggestions on formulating the final guest list and how to treat those lucky invitees. The Wedding Guide also has suggestions for guests on how to behave.

Don't be a bridezilla

Bridesmaids typically are sisters, closest friends or future sisters-in-law. Treat them like it. She agreed to be your bridesmaid because she considers standing next to you on your wedding day to be an honor. Here are some suggestions for what to do for your bridesmaids - and what not to do

Two parties in one

Watching her friend give the manager of Old Town Pub a lap dance was one of Helle McClelland's favorite parts of her bachelorette party.

Register, register, register

Small businesses offer hands-on wedding gift service

Nadine Daszkiewicz, owner of the Kitchen Shop in Craig, has three bits of advice for couples about to be married - register, register, register.

Steamboat weddings often include extra activities

You've chosen Steamboat Springs for your wedding. You've got the invitations out, planned the dinner and found that perfect dress, but the question remains: What do you do with your family and guests the day before the wedding and the day after?

The outdoor bachelor's bacchanalia

Steamboat offers ample options for the ultimate bash

All right fellas, one thing must be said when considering a bachelor party in Routt County - we're a long way from Las Vegas.

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Editorial cartoon for Feb. 25

Joe Roberts' weekly editorial cartoon.

Think outside the candy box

The good news about wedding favors is that they give couples an opportunity to cut costs. The bad news is that requires creativity.

Beautiful blooms

Finding the right flowers to accent your dresses and decor can make your wedding perfect. To locate those ideal stems, use this directory of area florists who specialize in special days.

Set the mood

Music sets a mood during weddings and receptions.

Black tie affair

Grooms need to look just as formal - but not quite as nice - as their brides. And in Northwest Colorado, that often means mixing cowboy style with traditional wedding attire.

An extraordinary classroom

Soroco students visit Stagecoach State Park for Winter Studies Day

Though some people might disagree, knowing how to make the perfect s'more is a crucial outdoor survival skill.

The real deal free-heel

Country's biggest youth telemark program to host country's biggest telemark event

Just a few feet off the ground, a small figure masked in reflective goggles tears down the bump line on the steep front face of Howelsen Hill. He stops just shy of the jump.

Dave Shively: A Grand inquisition

I put a certain item on the long-term life goal list long ago.

Blake named Teen of the Month

Hayden senior Stephanie Blake has been named the Optimist "Teen of the Month."

Fourth-quarter patience gives Sailors a win

In reality, all the pressure was on the Steamboat Springs boys basketball team.

Chix fall short of matching the Clash

Steamboat Chix with Stix put forth an unrelenting effort, but the Clash finished on top, 4-2 and 3-2, during two close games in the past weekend.

John F. Russell: Sometimes it's easy to be a fan

It's not hard to be a fan of Alpine ski racer Caroline Lalive.

Ron Pollard: Understand Islam

In response to: "Iraq resolution correct" in the Feb. 21 Steamboat Today:

Maura Karow: Road needs change

We were working with Amy Flint on a refinance and are deeply saddened about Friday's tragic accident.

Stuart Orzach: Dig deeper

Your commentary (Wed. 2/21/07) misses the point entirely.

Our View: Do what's best for kids

Establishing a school calendar is one of the most challenging tasks facing the Steamboat Springs School Board. There are so many differing needs that it's not possible to accommodate them all.

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Suzanne Schlicht named state Newspaper Person of the Year

Suzanne Schlicht, who built the Steamboat Pilot & Today into one of the most recognized newspapers in the state, was named the Newspaper Person of the Year on Saturday by the Colorado Press Association.

The Record for Feb. 23

1:29 a.m. Two juveniles were cited for being minors in possession on Kelhi Court. Officers said someone called to complain about the juveniles listening to "loud bass music" in their car, and were cited after one of them reportedly threw a bottle of alcohol out the car window.

Special needs for special students

South Routt parent raises concerns about district's ability to assist her child

When told she was going to have her picture taken, Ashley Herzog, sitting quietly in a small chair with her yoga pants on, smiled so wide her cheeks pushed up on the corners of her eyes.

Betty Leipold: Sour grapes

Our friends and neighbors who sit on the City Council spend many hours studying problems that affect all of us, and they try to resolve the differences between developers who are mainly interested in the bottom line and those of us who are mainly interested in preserving the unique character of Steamboat Springs.

It's all in the cocoa

Man's hobby becomes growing Denver business

Steve DeVries blew glass and built sculptures in the early years of his career.

Real Estate transactions for Feb. 14 to 20

Real estate transactions for Feb. 14 to Feb. 20.

Business File for Feb. 25

SmartWool formalizes Bryden's role

Mark Bryden, who replaced Chip Coe at the helm of SmartWool on an interim basis last fall, has officially been named the president and general manager of the company.

The Porches offers luxury, convenience

Private residence club 'hassle-free'

When Megan and John Massey began looking for a vacation home in Steamboat Springs, they thought ski-in, ski-out access was the way to go. Then they got a taste of The Porches, an exclusive, yet relaxed neighborhood just minutes from the slopes, shops and restaurants - a small trade-off for high-end comforts and exceptional service.

Appreciated more than we realize

In October of 2005, Steamboat Springs High School's current sophomore, junior and senior classes took a survey concerning drugs, alcohol and other risk factors associated with teen development.

Influences on teen individuality

Advertisements, parents, friends, teachers, TV shows, movies, political analysts, broadcast journalists, peer-pressure, beliefs, religion, morals and values. What do all the above have in common? They are just a few of the influences that teens deal with on a daily basis.

Confessions of a drama queen

As my high school grade Progress (or lack thereof) Reports were waved in my face, I realized how hurtful the sixth letter of the alphabet is on a transcript. Especially when it sums up how you're doing in three classes.

Daily decisions and the teenage brain

As teenagers, we make decisions every day - what to eat, who to hang out with and even what kind of shoes to wear.

Jimmy Westlake: Mira the wonderful star

I stepped outside the other night to watch the stars come out after a beautiful sunset. It was the first clear, moonless night in what seemed like a month. Facing west, I saw the dazzling planet Venus in the colorful sunset glow. Then, glancing around the sky, I noticed another bright star that seemed out of place. I took a moment to get my bearings and realized that I was looking toward the constellation of Cetus, the Whale. Aha! That explained it! The famous variable star named Mira was at maximum brightness. For a moment, I felt the way that the stargazers of old must have felt when they saw an unfamiliar star in this part of the sky.

Joanne Palmer: I owe it all to Thin Mints

Tonight, millions of women will sit in front of their televisions sipping a chilled cosmo, chardonnay or champagne as the 79th Academy Awards unfold. There will be the usual glitz, glamour and grandstanding. The usual parade of impossibly thin women wearing beautiful dresses and Harry Winston jewelry. Jack Nicholson, sporting his trademark dark sunglasses and devilish grin will be front and center in the audience as history is made. My fantasy is that tonight, one woman will make the most memorable speech in the history of the awards. After she thanks her agent, the Academy and her archangel, she will say:

Three teams a lady

Ellana Williams dreams big, takes 'tending skills to teams

One team might have been a fluke.

Photographers capture special moments

Directory of Photography

Wedding Sites

Wedding Sites

Local wedding profiles

What was unique about your wedding?

Hayden students hold the presses

Art class teaches history, printmaking process after teacher receives grant

The Edison School, built in 1890, has been replaced by the Red Stone Motel, but Hayden junior Jennifer DuBois found a way to bring Hayden's original school back to life.

Poised Sailors stop Indians

Rematch with D'Evelyn awaits in Sweet 16 games

Enough talk. The Steamboat Springs boys basketball team now has the chance to show just how much it has improved since the beginning of the season.

Pilot & Today named top newspaper

The Steamboat Pilot & Today was named the top overall newspaper in the state in its circulation category Saturday during the annual Colorado Press Association Convention at the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver.

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Drive for life

State Patrol, hospitals battle blizzard to save local baby, woman

Within hours after Jayme Brungardt was born at 7:40 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, doctors knew there was a serious problem.

Park and fly

Buyers line up for vehicle storage at Hayden Airport Garages

Dave Thorp flew the Minneapolis to Yampa Valley route on Northwest Airlines so many times that a business plan emerged from his ski vacations.

Marabou breaks $6 million

Luxury ranch preservation development has 28 'homestead lots' remaining

Building sites at one of the Yampa Valley's estate ranch developments have gone back on the market, and the choicest of those "homesteads" now are priced at $6 million.