Saturday, June 30
Golfer Henery Hernandez traveled more than 2,000 miles to come to Steamboat Springs.
Flocks of cyclists complete loop
Although Bike to Work Week officially concluded Friday, the streets will remain the bikers' domain with the return of nearly 2,000 road cyclists this afternoon.
The absence of a local race didn't keep six Routt County youths from greasing the gears on their soap box derby cars earlier this month.
Stu Woodward Occupation: Postal associate at the Sundance at Fish Creek post office. Woodward has lived in Steamboat for 17 years.
Holy Name holds fashion show to celebrate centennial
Holy Name Catholic Church in Steamboat Springs will hold a fashion show and ice cream social Sunday to celebrate the church's centennial.
A small wildfire in the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area was expected to be contained by this morning, a U.S. Forest Service official said.
Steamboat Springs youth gymnasts may not have been represented in much quantity at a recent state meet in Castle Rock, but they certainly delivered quality results. Excel Gymnastics of Steamboat owner and coach Mike Smith qualified seven Steamboat girls for the EAGLES State Gymnastics competition held June 23 at Castle View High School. Unfortunately, due to summer schedules, Smith could only take three.
Veggie Booty foods possibly contaminated
Thursday, June 28
Routt County Sheriff's Office deputies helped Westminster police arrest a 31-year-old man accused of leaving the scene of an accident in Denver while the man was camping in Steamboat Lake State Park on Friday.
A 16-year-old bicyclist sustained leg injuries Friday afternoon when she was struck by a semitrailer while riding down Routt County Road 129.
Hang around an old railroad depot long enough and a passenger train might show up.
Steamboat Springs is shrinking, the U.S. Census Bureau believes. In estimates released this week, the bureau estimated Steamboat's population on July 1, 2006 was 9,315, down 14 from the July 1, 2005 estimate. It was the third consecutive year and the sixth in the past seven that the bureau estimated a population decline for Steamboat.
Friday, June 29
As chairman of board for the Steamboat Springs Professional Rodeo Series, Brent Romick knows Steamboat hosts some of the best rodeos in the country.
Most high school students would shy away from 10 days with no showers or personal grooming.
12:04 a.m. A 50-year-old Clark woman was arrested on suspicion of child abuse, resisting arrest, criminal mischief and third-degree assault.
We all know to watch out for wildlife, biting insects and toxic plants when hiking the Routt National Forest or Zirkel Wilderness Area, but did you know there's a little-known carnivorous plant living in our wilds?
Although fireworks are a staple of the Fourth of July experience, Forest Service officials are urging campers to leave the festive explosions to the experts.
Lower numbers expected for midweek Fourth of July
The celebration of Independence Day in Steamboat again will be packed with tradition, but local lodging properties won't be as packed with guests.
SSHS '60s classes will hold reunion Saturday
The Steamboat Springs High School graduating classes of 1960 through 1969 will hold a reunion from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. All who are interested in visiting with the alumni are welcome to attend. Several of the classes have planned additional activities and dinners for Saturday evening. For more information, call 879-2641.
The sound of cattle hooves on Lincoln Avenue on Sunday will usher in a bonanza of Fourth of July celebrations in Steamboat Springs.
Milner resident Jane Winograsky will miss her regular visits with the Routt County Sheriff's Office.
The snow may be out of sight, but local snowboarders still have competition on their minds.
Two miles of hot pavement along Fish Creek Falls Road doesn't look like it leads to Olympic glory. But for the 10 Nordic combined athletes who made repeated trips up the hill on roller skis Thursday morning, this is where the journey begins.
The collared shirt and bike helmet duo has never been as prevalent as it was during Bike to Work Week in Routt County, held in coordination with Colorado's Bike to Work Day on Wednesday.
'Steel Magnolias' will be in full bloom at Mountain Theater
Sweet tea, big hair and plenty of y'alls : is it tourist season already?
Vendors will fill base of mountain for two-day market
Expect crowds next week at the base of the Steamboat Ski Area - but not the type carrying skis and wandering through lift lines.
Eileen Ivers plays and feels the music of Ireland
Eileen Ivers' first lesson on the violin was from an Irish immigrant who taught in the back of his pub in the Bronx. From such a small beginning, Ivers never expected to be hailed as the Jimi Hendrix of the fiddle.
Dylan 66 brings life to songwriter's many classics
Don't call Dylan 66 a cover band. "We don't like to think of ourselves as a cover group," guitarist and vocalist Dewey Moffitt said. "We try to keep our own unique style while we play Dylan's songs."
Nine Inch Nails, Fergie
There it was. My favorite weather of all. The sky was blue, the sun was shining, and it was snowing.
His calves ache and his toenails are gone, but at least he can relax.
Thursday, June 28
There will be nonstop flights to Yampa Valley Regional Airport this ski season from more locations than ever before. The Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. has negotiated flights with five airlines with service from 10 major airports, including a brand new 183-passenger flight from New York's JFK Airport on Saturdays.
July 4 is on a Wednesday, making it hard for visitors to package with a weekend
The celebration of Independence Day in Steamboat again will be packed with tradition, but local lodging properties won't be as packed with guests. "Last year on Saturday, July 1, we were rockin'," Mike Lomas said. "And we stayed rockin' through the third, then dropped off a little on July 4. This year July 4 is very normal," for a Wednesday in summer.
For the past 21 years, Steamboat has celebrated the Fourth of July holiday with fireworks, parades and softball.
Don Schwartz Occupation: Elementary school teacher
Oak Creek Town Board agenda
School Board fails to approve salaries Wednesday
Administrators in the Steamboat Springs School District still do not know what their salaries and benefits will be next year.
Tuesday, June 26
Fourth of July Parade entry forms no longer accepted
Officials continue 28-year search for missing Hayden teen
The decades-long search for missing Hayden teen Marie Blee resumed Monday when Routt County officials acted on new information about her disappearance.
Sheriff's vehicle-use policies prompt questions
County Commissioner Nancy Stahoviak has written a letter to Sheriff Gary Wall asking Wall to clarify which county policies he thinks apply to the Sheriff's Office.
Gotta give it up for the users of steamboatpilot.com - specifically Bartender, Musknosumpin, the_Lizard and Dundalk. They beat us to the news time and again this week.
Investigation points to lighter
Police said sparks from a cigarette lighter likely ignited rising fumes from an oil storage tank, sparking an explosion that killed two South Routt teenagers Saturday night.
Skier proves she can pedal at Town Challenge
It's hard to imagine a 16-year-old keeping up with a pro and former world champion.
Astronaut's wife says Swanson can return to space anytime
Seeing her husband launch into space left Mary Swanson searching for words.
It has been a while since Joel Schlegel was the 95-pound freshman that got bucked off a bronc and landed hard under a broken arm.
Wednesday, June 27
Gordon Schuck's Belgian ale wins international competition
For Gordon Schuck, brewing beer is an art.
Four Hayden High School seniors reported to have hazed seven incoming freshmen will be given the option of a diversion program in lieu of a criminal trial, District Attorney Bonnie Roesink said Tuesday.
Moffat County officials are warning residents of firework danger
Some children will paint their names in the sky with firework sparklers next Wednesday.
The March of Dimes would like to thank the people of Steamboat Springs for their support of our recent Jail and Bail fundraising event. More than $11,000 was raised, due to the efforts of our Jailbirds, their donors and Old Town Pub & Restaurant. This achievement will help enable our mission of improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. A special thanks goes to top Jailbird Traci Clark, who raised $1,365.
Different comparisons possible for administrators
The Steamboat Springs School Board could determine how much to pay its administrators based on information from a different set of comparable school districts than what is used to determine teacher salaries.
Hayden town staff recommends approval of project changes
The Hayden Planning Commission will consider revisions to the site plan for the Creek View Townhomes and Plaza development on the west side of town at its meeting Thursday.
To all the dear people in Steamboat whom I have had the awesome privilege of knowing during these last 16-plus years at City Market.
I am writing you to express my disgust once again in the way media stories are distributed to the American public.
Boulder man, 54, falls 700 feet from hot air balloon to his death
Hot air balloon pilot Ian Cox never thought the man would jump.
The third of eight Steamboat Springs Town Challenge Mountain Bike Series events will bring local racers back up the steeps of Howelsen Hill and lower Emerald Mountain.
Jim Knous and Tyler Conwell both gave chase, but at the end of the 2007 CJGA Haywhacker Championships first-round leader Michael Tilghman of Littleton was still on top.
Gigi Walker Occupation: Owner of Spruce Up Beauty Salon
A year later, some business owners still resent state law
A controversial statewide smoking ban is still resented by some business owners a year after going into effect. Others are finding the law didn't have the negative impact they feared.
MONDAY, JUNE 25
Support group meeting on July 4 is canceled
Cause of ignition in explosion expected from investigators soon
Randi Cruson hasn't returned to the remote site where two of her friends died Saturday night when an oil storage tank exploded in the Routt National Forest.
Economic disparities between three school districts vast
Phippsburg resident Kathleen Foos, the mother of 17-year-old Sam Hedemark, told me Monday that Sam went to a party Saturday night in the Routt National Forest near Chapman Reservoir on "the spur of the moment."
In honor of Bike to Work Week, we are compelled to encourage residents to do just that.
Tuesday, June 26
Balloon operator: Fall appeared to be intentional
A Boulder man died Tuesday when he fell out of a hot air balloon in Steamboat Springs, authorities said. The balloon operator believes the fall was intentional.
Craig resident presented prestigious award by Sen. Salazar
What does it take to meet Miss America Lauren Nelson and Colorado Sen. Ken Salazar?
No word yet on what caused deadly explosion in forest
A night of drinking in the woods turned deadly for two South Routt teenagers Saturday when an oil storage tank exploded in the Routt National Forest.
12:59 a.m. A woman reported loud noise on Star Ridge Road.
Haywhacker Championship draws a field of 188 young golfers
An even-par round of 72 gave Greenwood Village golfer Michael Tilghman a two-stroke advantage on the first day of the 2007 Haywhacker Championship.
Steamboat Springs celebrates Bike to Work Week this week. The Steamboat Pilot & Today will profile a local bike commuter each day of the week, courtesy of Emmanuelle Vital, the city's Bike Friendly Community coordinator.
Today's cold front will bring little respite from heat
Prepare for a hot holiday weekend.
Steamboat West charged with DUI
Steamboat Springs police arrested Daniel Mulcahy early Sunday morning on misdemeanor charges of speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol. Mulcahy, 36, is the project manager for Steamboat West, a potential large-scale development on at least 540 acres west of downtown Steamboat Springs.
Wyoming peak in plain sight from Rabbit Ears rocks
Nearly every time you climb a hill in Northwest Colorado, you discover a new view of a geographic landmark.
Workers began arriving at the Bear Valley Inn of Craig in the early spring and never stopped coming.
A pile of broken fishing poles sat outside Sam Hedemark's home Monday just south of Phippsburg. At Chris Fuller's home in Yampa, hunting equipment lay on the floor, and a hide covered much of one wall. The two teenagers who died Saturday night in an oil tank explosion near Chapman Reservoir spent much of their lives outdoors, family and South Routt community members said. "That boy really went through fishing poles," Kathleen Foos, Sam Hedemark's mother and a Phippsburg resident, said softly while standing outside of the family's home on Hay Meadow Lane.
Monday, June 25
S. Routt teenagers were jumping on oil storage tank
Two South Routt teenagers are dead after an oil storage tank they were jumping on in the Routt National Forest exploded, the Rio Blanco County Sheriff's Office reported. The incident occurred late Saturday night at a well site off Rio Blanco County Road 8 near Chapman Reservoir. Killed were 17-year-old Samuel Hedemark of Phippsburg and 19-year-old Christopher King Fuller of Yampa.
Occupation: front desk and circulation staff member at Bud Werner Memorial Library
Indiana residents Mary Lipe and David Farnum needed a break.
Believe it or not, there's a connection between me and Pro Football Hall of Famers Bobby Layne and Y.A. Tittle.
Imagine receiving a phone call from an overly friendly stranger claiming you've won a $2 million prize which you may claim after sending a hefty processing fee.
SATURDAY, JUNE 23 1:20 a.m. Steamboat Springs police officers dispersed a crowd in front of the Tugboat at Ski Time Square.
Today, there are 64,000 people in Colorado living with Alzheimer's disease. For each individual with the diagnosis, there are at least three other people whose lives have been changed forever by the disease.
School Board to meet Wednesday to discuss administrative pay
The Steamboat Springs School Board will review the salaries and benefits of the district's administrators during a special meeting Wednesday.
Two teenagers, traveling by foot across the country in opposition of global violence, arrived in Craig on Saturday afternoon, bringing with them a message of peace.
Bike to Work Week kicks off today, and event coordinator Emmanuelle Vital urges all residents to "exchange that gas pedal for the bike pedal."
Sunday, June 24
Community spirit ran high Saturday at the 10th annual Taste of South Routt festival at Decker Park in Oak Creek on Saturday.
Peggy Haas' dogs - Charlie, Wings, Lucy and Hercules - have been in doggie heaven playing host to the constant flux of new faces at the Haas' new RK Pet Ranch, which opened last week.
Saturday, June 16 Matthew Paul Anderson, 45, Oak Creek - Menacing, third-degree assault, harassment, prohibited use of a weapon (Routt County Sheriff's Office)
With wins against longtime rival Vail and its first victory against Aspen since 1978, it'd be easy to expect the Steamboat Springs rugby team already accomplished its goals.
For Todd McCaughey, Saturday night's Steamboat Springs Rodeo was just a step in the right direction.
A jury of four women and two men found Jade Summit and Pirate's Pub owner Kevin Nerney not guilty of unlawful sexual contact, a misdemeanor, in Routt County Court on Friday morning. The trial began Thursday.
As one of Steamboat's "special" cyclists, I was taken aback by Jack Horner's letter to the editor published June 17.
Congratulations to our graduated seniors! Good luck in your careers or your pursuit of higher education. The Routt County Conservation District is dedicated to supporting seniors in Routt County.
Few Steamboat Springs Realtors pack lunches when they head out to show property to prospective clients. Penny Fletcher of Colorado Group Realty always brings a cooler packed with food and beverages when she takes clients west to visit Canyon Ranch and Yampa River Ranch in Moffat County.
Real estate transactions for June 12 to 19
Steamboat Springs real estate dollar volume continues to soar
The dollar volume of Routt County's real estate market continued to surge to unprecedented levels in May, when transactions totaled more than $205.5 million.
Joe Roberts' weekly editorial cartoon.
Prudential Realty earns top honors in region
Anybody threatened by an aggressive driver should call *277 to report the license plate and description of the driver.
It comes as no surprise that a recent survey revealed a tax to support affordable housing faces long odds in Steamboat Springs.
"Going green" is second nature to Richard Levy, so when the local Sierra Club chairman purchased his home three years ago, he installed 12 compact fluorescent light bulbs.
It's definitely not doom and gloom with the Steamboat Springs High School football team.
After campaigning across America in 2006, condemning the Republicans for a "culture of corruption" and pointing to the explosion of "earmarks" during the past several years as evidence, Nancy Pelosi promised reform and a new set of ethics in the House of Representatives - if only the Democrats were given the majority. Enough people believed her, and she now is the Speaker of the House.
The origin of the word camping is derived from the French word campo. It can be defined as: cramming-as-many-of-your-household-possessions-into-your-car-attaching-car-to-pop-up-camper-and driving-as-far-as-possible-from-your-house-only-to-reassemble-all-of-these possessions-in-the-dirt. Once completed, I made this startling discovery:
During longtime Steamboat Springs resident and F.M. Light & Sons heiress Annabeth Lockhart's childhood, Easter meant more than just a church service and egg hunt. It meant a new hat and a new pair of patent leather shoes.
There are few sights in nature more beautiful than the starry summer sky. When the sun goes down and the summer stars come out, three of the first ones you'll see, high in the northeastern sky, will be the trio of bright stars that forms the corners of an unmistakable asterism called the Summer Triangle.
The pioneers of Routt and Moffat Counties will have their annual reunion in Steamboat Springs Saturday, June 25, at the high school gymnasium. The business meeting will start at 10:30 in the morning followed by the basket dinner at noon. Those who attend will bring their own cups, spoons and forks. All persons who have lived in Routt or Moffat Counties for fifteen years are eligible to belong to the association. They are urged to attend the meeting to become acquainted with other residents of the section and to keep up the spirit of fellowship. Dues for the members of the association are 25 cents per year. Funds derived from the members are used for the purchase of iced cream, coffee or lemonade served at the reunion.
As Shakespeare put it, "fair is foul and foul is fair." It is about time we came to understand the shifting connotations of various political terms and what philosophy of government each represents.
If the rise in real estate values has created this affordable housing dilemma, why propose funding with a sales tax increase? Why not tax the cause via a real estate conveyance tax? And use it to fund open space to boot.
Local grocer retires after 36 years in business
The numbers on the clock in Chuck King's office are not where they're supposed to be. They lie jumbled behind the glass at the bottom of the clock as if someone violently shook them from their proper positions. The phrase "Who cares?" is printed across the face.
Tracy Barnett got out of the restaurant business three years ago because she was tired of "the employee hassle."
I would like to propose an alternative to linkage fees that will provide all the benefits but without the extra baggage. Call it the "Shared Vision Back-end Investment" proposal.
News of Immigration and Customs Enforcement operations in the area late last week had an indirect effect on local businesses, from employees not showing up, to owners scrambling to catch up on paperwork.
What Steamboat Springs is for Nordic ski jumpers, the Vail Valley is becoming for whitewater raft racers.
In theory, the plants growing in the wetlands surrounding the new Routt County Justice Center should return twofold during the next several years.
It's an annual lament when the Yampa drops below the dreaded 500.
Anyone who knows me realizes I'm not a natural-born cowboy.
Saturday, June 23
Bids for soil testing next task for South Routt education project
South Routt's Early Learning Center is one step closer to groundbreaking.
The sheet-metal elk sculpture gracing the lawn of Ski Haus is for sale.
Bicycle Tour of Colorado arrives in Steamboat today
Steamboat Springs will welcome its second bicycle tour in less than a week today.
I'll be commuting with a fly rod taped to bicycle frame
The last time I shot my mouth off about the sanctity of riding one's bicycle to work in order to save the planet, I got busted.
Everybody excited for first rodeo, except the sheep
It's opening night at Brent Romick Arena, and two young sheep from Pete Wille's ranch have no idea what's in store for them during the Pee Wee Ram Scramble.
Games take place Monday nights
When Kit Rice found out there was local demand for beach volleyball competition, she did the best thing she could - start a league.
As the only child of a single mother, Nate Mauth didn't have a strong male influence in his life until he embarked on a snowmobiling trip sponsored by Partners in Routt County.
Essi Kenttala, head coach of Steamboat Springs' summer club swim team, is stumped time and again by the same question posed to her at meets across the Western Slope.
ICE officials: Incident part of 'larger investigation'
Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials detained at least five illegal immigrants this week in Routt and Moffat Counties.
Central Park Plaza businesses to include Golf Etc., brokerage
Three new businesses are poised to open in the south wing of Central Park Plaza by July.
Friday, June 22
Five people in Routt and Moffat counties detained
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials detained 38 "criminal aliens, fugitive aliens and other immigration status violators" from northern Colorado and western Wyoming during a three-day operation. Five people in Routt and Moffat counties were detained, officials said Friday.
School Board honors local attorney for volunteer efforts
The Steamboat Springs School Board honored local attorney Paul Sachs on Wednesday night as its 2007 Friend of Education.
There could be less visitors in town Saturday night than there were at this time last year, but don't expect that trend to hold.
Classical pianist Olga Kern returns to 'Boat for performance
Four years after wowing Steamboat Springs audience members, classical pianist Olga Kern is back for an encore performance. Kern plays a concert Thursday at Strings in the Mountains Music Festival Park.
City to use 10-acre Smilkstein plot for recreation, open space
Locals soon will have more space for recreational activities on Emerald Mountain.
Free event stresses landscaping for protection, prevention
A couple of South Routt residents want their neighbors throughout the county to know a beautiful yard also can be a functional yard.
One thing you don't want to cultivate when gardening this summer is a bunch of mosquito bites. In addition to the many diseases mosquitoes can transmit, their bites itch and turn into unsightly red welts.
1:50 a.m. A 20-year-old Steamboat Springs man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and being a minor in possession. An 18-year-old Steamboat Springs woman was arrested during the same incident on suspicion of third-degree assault, harassment, being a minor in possession and criminal mischief.
Sometime during the early morning hours of June 19, an unknown person drove a vehicle onto the Soroco High School football field, causing significant damage to the turf.
Faculty from Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp will steal the spotlight from their students Saturday night for the annual "One Night Only" performance.
Local artist Carol Jean is finally ready to grow up.
Walking tours reveal historic side of Steamboat
The organizers behind the Cultural Heritage Walking Tours of Steamboat Springs know how to incorporate two passions of local residents - exercise and an interest in Yampa Valley history.
Resident watched sibling play in U.S. Open
Scott Matthews rubbed elbows with the pros at the 2007 U.S. Open last week in Western Pennsylvania. In fact, he walked the course during the June 13 practice round.
The outcome of the first performance of the Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series will remain uncertain until late Friday evening. But for local cowboys and cowgirls, opening night in Steamboat Springs is generally welcomed with a rush of emotions.
Stereomaid singer Eric Olsen knows what he likes. Snow days, big hair and The Who and Miles Davis top his list. He also likes playing music - all the time.
Hahn's Peak's oldest building gifted to historical society
Hahn's Peak's oldest home has a new home.
Poll uncertain if tax will pass
Local voters may be asked in November to pay a sales tax of one cent for every $10 to support the Yampa Valley Housing Authority.
Mrs. Marchele McCarthy (formerly McEntee) did the worm in her wedding dress on Saturday.
Notes from around town
A good friend of mine had company in town for the past week, and every night, it's been a struggle for us to find something to do other than play another round of "Guitar Hero." Luckily, he was here for what may turn out to be one of the best nights of the summer - a backyard concert in true Steamboat style.
Thursday, June 21
Routt County Sheriff Gary Wall said he supports a proposed statewide victim notification system that would alert victims to the status of their offender.
CDOT staff, area residents urge patience through summer
Motorists traveling south from Steamboat Springs on Colorado Highway 131 may want to leave a few minutes early this summer.
The Free Summer Concert Series opened Wednesday night without one of its staples: beer.
Ramsey Bernard's resume as a tennis player speaks for itself.
Board one step closer to allowing district employees to serve
The Steamboat Springs School Board moved one step closer Wednesday night to allowing current school district employees to serve on the board.
Land trust working on easements in region
The director of the Colorado Cattlemen's Agricultural Land Trust told a statewide gathering of ranchers here Wednesday that his organization is increasingly active in the Yampa Valley.
JoAnne Hilton-Gabeler to fill position
The Steamboat Springs School District's new director of curriculum and instruction is excited about the upcoming school year. JoAnne Hilton-Gabeler, 59, was hired to fill the position vacated by Kelly Stanford, who resigned Feb. 23.
Steve Green plays a lot of golf.
Tuesday, June 19
Careless driving accident case heads to trial
Steamboat Springs' top mountain bikers had their hands full with the competition at this weekend's National Off-Road Bicycle Association (NORBA) National Mountain Bike Series event.
Steamboat attorney, Grand County judge recommended
Two women have been nominated by a commission to serve as a third judge in the 14th Judicial District.
It has been 20 years since Strings in the Mountains hosted its first concert in the Yampa Valley. Since then, the famed music festival has grown to include about 80 concerts a summer that draw more than 30,000 music lovers.
Wednesday, June 20
Diversion program may replace criminal proceedings
Law enforcement officials are again investigating a hazing incident involving Hayden High School students.
Golf Shoot-out to benefit Sailors
D.J. Edwards and her husband, Hank, don't have any children of their own. But the couple takes pride in supporting junior golf in the Yampa Valley.
Vacation home policy moves forward; potential final reading July 3
Numerous members of the public spoke passionately Tuesday night about how to regulate vacation home rentals in Steamboat Springs.
2:01 a.m. Several people reportedly heard a baby crying and someone calling for help near Hilltop Parkway and Tamarack Drive. Officers were unable to find the people.
The Sailors Shoot-Out golf tournament to raise money for the high school golf team begins at 12:30 p.m. June 25 at Catamount Ranch and Club with a shotgun start. The cost is $150 a person or $600 a foursome.
We would like to voice our displeasure with the proposed ordinance regarding vacation rentals by homeowners. It seems that this ordinance is unnecessary as the problems cited are already addressed legally by existing ordinances, which limit noise, public nuisance and disturbances.
Steamboat Springs does not have an affordable housing problem. Houses, townhouses and condominiums continue to sell briskly at today's high prices. In fact, in some cases buyers have arrived in throngs and paid over the asking price.
The family of Forrest Frentress thanks everyone who assisted us during our husband, father and grandfather's illness and passing away.
Police: Victim would have died if neighbors had not come to her rescue
A Hayden woman was mauled by two dogs Sunday before being rescued by neighbors who pulled her over a fence and away from the animals.
Ride the Rockies participant struck by car on Rabbit Ears Pass
A 52-year-old Ride the Rockies bicyclist from Littleton sustained minor injuries Sunday afternoon after being struck by a car on Rabbit Ears Pass.
Two separate meetings, both dealing with economic issues in and around Steamboat Springs, are scheduled for Thursday.
Costly culvert complicates goal for Burgess Creek
Restoring Burgess Creek to a natural looking streambed where it crosses the bottom of the ski area is among the most glamorous aspects of redeveloping the mountain base.
The inspiration behind the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life fundraiser rings true to an increasing number of Americans every year.
Annual gathering mixes fun and business
Getting transformed into a cow in heat was not on the printed agenda for this year's Colorado Cattlemen's Association convention, but that's exactly what happened to cattle producer David Mendenhall on Tuesday.
The hippies are heading south.
Tuesday, June 19
Few bands have been together as long as The Wailers, arguably the most celebrated reggae band of all time and made famous in the 1960s and '70s by Bob Marley and hit songs such as "Buffalo Soldier" and "Redemption Song."
Breaking down language barriers and educating the community on cultural differences were the goals set by residents Monday night at The Boys & Girls Club of Craig.
Yampa streamflow one-third of typical volume for mid-June
John Kole of One Stop Ski Shop hasn't yet sent any commercial tubing customers out to float the Yampa River, but he did take a patriotic test ride over the weekend.
12:33 a.m. A drunken diabetic woman reportedly was sitting on a bench and mumbling near Ninth Street and Lincoln Avenue. Medics treated the woman.
Lowell Whiteman names director of admissions
Jared Olson has been named the Lowell Whiteman School's new director of admissions. Olson's responsibilities will include working with potential families in finding an appropriate independent school fit for their student.
Members of the Yampa Valley Airport Commission will convene for a six-hour retreat this week as they reform and anticipate naming a new chairman next month.
Sting comes on heels of perfect compliancy rate in March
Three Steamboat Springs businesses failed a routine Steamboat Springs Police Department alcohol compliance check Friday night, three months after all 17 businesses passed a similar check.
If you hike up the North Lake Trail toward Wolverine Basin this month, keep your head on a swivel. You never know when a tree might fall across the trail.
Hayden medical marijuana user says Aurora case could hurt others
Don Nord grew and harvested three marijuana plants last fall to help ease the pain brought on by the numerous medical conditions from which he suffers.
Monday, June 18
1:21 a.m. After a fight in progress was reported on 10th Street, Steamboat Springs Police Department officers arrested a 23-year-old Steamboat man and a 28-year-old Glenwood Springs man, both on misdemeanor charges of third-degree assault and second-degree trespassing. Police said the two men assaulted the owner or manager of a local business. Police said the assaulted man received "very minor injuries."
Routt County Road 42 will be closed today and Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Imagine walking into your workplace with a big smile on your face, full of energy and the knowledge that you just did something good for yourself and the environment. You can stop imagining this picture and start experiencing it next week.
City officials are ready to once again set regulations for vacation home rentals, an industry that allows short-term vacationers to stay in neighborhood settings but which draws the ire of year-round residents who complain of noise and traffic.
District official discusses e-mail investigation, policy governance and relationship with media
Denise Connelly, a former Steamboat Springs School District teacher and the current School Board president, joined steamboatpilot.com last week for an online chat. Below is a transcript of that conversation.
Cyclists to depart for Craig today
Heavy headwinds and heat made for tough riding over Rabbit Ears Pass on Sunday, but Buzz Scher said he was more than happy with the first leg of this year's Ride the Rockies bicycle tour.
In the landscape of elite summer basketball games and camps, where players often would rather chew glass than pass, Steamboat Springs seniors-to-be Michael Vandahl and Aaron Calkins don't waver.
VizAbilities offers information and support for people with vision and hearing loss
Like many older adults, Betty Craig is coping with hearing loss. Thanks to a clever piece of technology, however, she no longer struggles to hear soft-spoken friends or the TV.
Sunday, June 17
Although we all knew it was coming, the loss of Dee Richards from this community leaves a big hole that it will be hard to fill. Dee was an original. She has influenced my life in more ways than she ever knew.
Mark your calendars now. You'll need plenty of time to get ready for two little known but important August holidays.
Close calls and canyon floats on a pair of the Southwest's wild and scenic stretches
The age-old maxim that you cannot put your foot in the same river twice rang true this week on the Piedra River. This remote gem of a tributary comes screaming for a short runoff season out of the southern San Juan Mountains and into a tight and steep box canyon just west of Pagosa Springs. The 12-mile lower canyon stretch, which constricts into a series of Class IV and V drops, has long been a favorite of southwest Colorado paddlers. For the Durango-based outfitter I guided for more than six seasons, the Piedra was a proving ground.
Vindication. Redemption. Revival.
Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup returns to Steamboat
For the 19th consecutive year, the Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup returned to Steamboat Springs for a weekend of mountain highway cruises and showboating.
Richard and Carmen Strait kept their 14-year-old identical sons Ben and David from riding competitive motocross as long as possible, but they couldn't hold them off forever.
If you want to appreciate soccer, and I mean truly appreciate the game itself, you need to watch a youth soccer game at the Heritage Park fields.
U.S. Forest Service officials hope a new motorized-use map will help off-highway vehicle riders stay on designated roads and trails. The map, which would be specific for the Routt National Forest, is expected to be completed in late September.
Electric co-op's annual meeting includes district elections
Yampa Valley Electric Association board member Pat McClelland began the job six years ago, and he is determined to finish it.
For 9-year-old Yampa resident Eric Logan, working cattle during a Cayuse Classic competition Saturday was just like another day at work - except it was a little more fun.
Firefighter Ken Farmer wears a silver fire proximity suit and shows off the fire trucks at Yampa Valley Regional Airport with all the exuberance of a child with a new toy. Farmer, 54, behaves like a man with a second lease on life - which is exactly what he is.
Best of the Web for June 17, 2007.
Steamboat Springs Vacation Home Rental Alliance, a group of vacation home owners, property managers and concerned citizens, has reviewed the proposed revised Vacation Home Rental ordinance and has the following comments in advance of Tuesday's first reading of the ordinance by the City Council.
An article recently appeared in the Steamboat Pilot & Today concerning "Mad House," (on Mad Creek and destined for demolition by the U.S. Forest Service).
I enjoyed reading the article on Bob Logan's Conoco station in the June 3 Steamboat Pilot & Today. I take issue, however, with Jim Cook's insinuation that somehow Bob's station is a blight on downtown. I submit that walking traffic turns around at Bob's because the parking lot, motels and Planned Parenthood that follow do not provide a compelling reason to continue.
Does any one of our elected officials have the courage to curb the insatiable appetite of Jim Cook? And where does he get off telling Bob Logan that he should move his service station because the land is too valuable?
A heads-up to 4-H and FFA families and anyone who owns livestock in the state of Colorado: Colorado State University has announced that premises registration under the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) will be mandatory for all 4-H/FFA youths in October 2007 as a part of registration in a livestock project. Premises registration is voluntary at the federal level at this time, but CSU thinks it will become essential in all segments of the livestock industry in the future.
I drive a two-lane, paved road every day. I tow equipment and horses daily on this road. Ninety percent of the road is double yellow on the centerline. It is double yellow because of blind corners and hills that prevent seeing what is coming.
Steamboat Springs Car Club members love pistons and wheels
The bugs plastered to the windshield of Maury Bunn's Ford 427 Shelby Cobra are a testament to how much the founder of the Steamboat Springs Car Club loves to drive.
We applaud the Steamboat Springs School Board for reviewing and revising its governing policies. Such an overhaul appears to have been due. But we are concerned with the board's plans to revise Board Governing Policy 11, which covers board member conflicts of interest.
Friday, June 15
More than 2,000 cyclists will descend Rabbit Ears Pass today as part of the 22nd annual Ride the Rockies.
Derek Leidigh did his homework before Saturday morning's Hot Springs Short Cut Run. The local runner knew the best place to make up ground in the Steamboat Springs Running Series' seven-mile race - the only race without a set course - would be at the start. Leidigh wove through city streets from the starting line at the downtown post office to Routt County Road 36, which climbs north to the Strawberry Park Hot Springs finish.
Prudential Steamboat Realty was recognized as a top company performer in the first quarter of 2007.
Real estate transactions for June 5 to 11, 2007
Ranchers face myriad of challenges in today's environment
Driving a four-wheel-drive pickup across her ranch in designer sunglasses, Jo Stanko represents the dual identities of Steamboat Springs. The contrast between the high-end resort feel of the city and the rural ruggedness of ranches just minutes away can be striking. The former, a bellwether. The latter, a relic.
"What's happening to Steamboat?" is a question that has been asked plenty of times this spring as folks from out of town visit for the first time in a year or two. With all the change that is happening in our community, it's hard to recognize what has stayed the same. At a Historic Preservation Month/annual member meeting in May, Historic Routt County honored some of the places and people who have helped keep the ties to our past intact.
What's that bright star rising in the northeastern sky as darkness falls this month? It's Vega, and its arrival is a sure sign that summer is just around the corner. Speaking of corners, Vega marks one corner of the well-known asterism called the Summer Triangle and is the first corner of the triangle to pop up above the horizon.
Joe Roberts' weekly editorial cartoon.
Lightning ignited a small brush fire Saturday afternoon on Oak Creek's Green Mountain.
Whenever I'm up on the "Great Divide" and drive down the west side of U.S. Highway 160, I make it a point to blast C.W. McCall's classic 1975 trucking anthem, "Wolf Creek Pass."
The professionals' answer: It's low
He's easily the best in the world.
Mountain market experienced 39 percent gain in values during winter
The market for resort condominiums in Steamboat Springs is tight, and there isn't much relief in sight for the next couple of years.
Saturday, June 16
Spending time on the lawn, sampling great food and catching up with friends is easy at the Taste of South Routt.
There's snow in the high country - if you want it bad enough
A Steamboat Ski Area official teased the news this week that the mountain achieved a record number of skier visits during the 2006-07 ski season. However, he stopped short of revealing the magic number.
Manager: Yampa Valley Housing Authority 'in flux' at critical time
Elizabeth Black has resigned as executive director of the Yampa Valley Housing Authority.
Again without any law enforcement officers, Oak Creek town officials are considering hiring part-time officers and advertising for a new police chief. In the meantime, they hope to rely on the Routt County Sheriff's Office to respond to local emergencies.
Thursday, June 14
Daylee King makes spring 2007 honor roll
Gen. Robin Olds, who became a fighter pilot ace in World War II and the Vietnam War, died peacefully at his home in Steamboat Springs on Thursday. He was 84.
The Howelsen Hill Skate Park can be a little intimidating for skateboarders still learning the ropes, especially on summer afternoons packed with more than 20 skaters.
A new Strawberry Park Elementary School principal could be hired as soon as Wednesday, district officials said.
Friday, June 15
The Infamous Stringdusters pride themselves on not being a typical bluegrass band. The sextet of Nashville boys combine their youthful sound with classical bluegrass, creating a flavor that appeals to a wide audience of listeners.
Steamboat artist Leo Atkinson really knows how to work a crowd. During Memorial Day weekend, Atkinson opened geodes to children and created a booth full of rotating mineral sculptures, winning first place in the sculpture division of the Boulder Creek Festival.
Some of the most beautiful and imaginative gardens in Steamboat Springs are created with flowering annuals. These undemanding plants become fully grown in just one season, giving gardeners an opportunity to experiment with color, texture, shape and design.
Officials: Ski area tops 2005-06 total visits of 1.05 million
Steamboat Ski Area had its second consecutive year of record-breaking skier visits, officials said Thursday.
This weekend at Perry-Mansfield, new talent is literally coming out of the woodwork. The 10th annual New Works Festival begins today and sets never-before-seen plays and choreography on a stage that's almost a century old.
The fourth in a popular series of community dances will be held at a new location Saturday night.
Team prepares for Triple Crown
Steamboat U-13 baseball coach Greg Engle has a couple of goals in mind as he looks toward this weekend's Triple Crown Mountain Magic baseball tournament.
Running Series cash prize tempts record-breakers
Hot Springs Short Cut Run director John Chapman is putting out a bounty.
A recent addition to the North Routt Fire Protection District's fleet will make fighting fires a little easier.
A historic log home slated to become a South Routt visitor center and workspace for business owners needs a push in the right direction.
Wednesday, June 13
Moots hosts Ride the Rockies open house Sunday
U.S. Representative's funding proposal in Congress
A proposed law could more than triple travel reimbursements for military veterans seeking health care services.
A 37-year-old Lakewood man was sentenced to one year in jail Thursday after pleading guilty to careless driving that resulted in the death of Craig resident Michael Bailey in February 2006.
No shortage of family activities Saturday
Spending a sunny Saturday with a fishing pole in hand may seem ideal, but for others a day on the ranch watching horse events and eating barbecue is sublime. Or perhaps your favorite horses are the kinds that give power to sports cars.
A Utah car accident involving Undersheriff David Bustos likely will spur a meeting between county officials regarding the Sheriff's Office policy on employees using county vehicles for personal use.
Stealing Outfield's sound maturing throughout the years
Four former classmates from Kremmling left behind their tubas and violins and donned more traditional instruments for rocking Steamboat's Battle of the Bands in May. Their onstage presence and lyrics provided musical maturity beyond their years, and Stealing Outfield ended up stealing the show.
Editor's note: This Allison Plean column originally was published Aug. 11, 2006.
Thursday, June 14
Campbell, Welch top finishers in Thunderhead Climb
Rosy-cheeked and exhausted after a 4.72-mile climb, Marin Campbell had a confession after the Mount Werner Thunderhead Climb.
Twenty years ago, the 14th Judicial District Attorney's Office employed three district investigators. Gradually, that number was reduced to one investigator to cover the tri-county district.
Event celebrates local diversity, discusses integration
Joseph Wismann-Horther didn't have to go far to find a theme for Wednesday night's celebration of local diversity at Steamboat Springs High School. All he had to do was check the school's front door.
Hayden officials say debris prevented valve from closing
Town officials have discovered the source of a water valve malfunction that led to a drinking water warning two weeks ago. They also have discerned what caused an alarm system failure that delayed discovery of the problem.
Dee Richards was my nemesis, my co-worker, my friend, my hero, and I, along with our community, will sorely miss her.
Town Board meeting to address struggling funds, police department
Oak Creek resident Andy Benjamin is confident the town's historic "fierce independence" will keep it alive, though he's concerned about how the town is addressing several issues, including a struggling general fund.
1:15 a.m. A drunken man was taken to the hospital from the 1300 block of Dream Island Plaza because he fell down and cut himself.
A 2-year-old Steamboat Springs boy sustained minor injuries Tuesday afternoon after a Dodge truck ran over the boy after he fell into the street, police said.
April report: Ski area base growth continues; town area falls
An April sales tax report prepared by city staff showed large growth continuing at the base of the Steamboat Ski Area, while sales tax revenue in the downtown area dipped for the second straight month.
Atlantis astronaut and former Sailor helps fold up solar wing
Space shuttle Atlantis astronauts Patrick Forrester and Steve Swanson spent the first two hours of their scheduled 6 1/2-hour spacewalk helping to put a 115-foot solar wing away in its storage box.
At a monthly Success Steps breakfast seminar Wednesday, local businesspeople learned how to deal with people ranging from "experienced deadbeats" to "bloodthirsty" collection agencies.
School officials to meet with candidates
Steamboat Springs School District administrators may have found the next principal of Strawberry Park Elementary School.
The One Steamboat Place construction site at the base of the ski area has come to life as crews working for Haselden Resort Constructors begin relocating utilities.
Wednesday, June 13
Steamboat Springs High School graduate Steve Swanson began his first spacewalk at about 12:30 p.m. today. View NASA's live video feed.
Steamboat Springs High School will be filled with the sounds of traditional Mexican folk music tonight as immigrants, newcomers and locals are invited to attend a "community voices" celebration.
Public health officials are encouraging residents to protect themselves against the deadly West Nile virus by wearing bug repellent and ridding areas of stagnant water.
1:12 a.m. A drunken man reportedly was throwing pizza in the 1300 block of Mountain Village Circle and then "stole a knife" to flatten his girlfriend's car tire. Police were unable to locate the man.
Steamboat Springs resident Doug Smith was listed in critical condition Tuesday, three days after he sustained severe injuries in a motorcycle accident.
The Town Challenge Mountain Bike Series race with the longest history returns to Gondola Square today.
Requiring John DeVincentis to stand for election in November is a minimum consequence of his conduct, not only in 2-year-old e-mails he sent using his school computer but also during his 20 months on the School Board. We previously asked DeVincentis to resign. Absent his resignation, we endorse the effort to recall him and urge residents to sign the recall petition.
It might not seem so, but Greenland's upcoming icequake season is related to recent thefts of copper from the Routt County Justice Center construction site west of downtown Steamboat Springs.
Cofer, Shipley play at All-State
For the past three years, Lane Shipley and Westin Cofer helped lead the Steamboat Springs High School football team to two playoff berths and a league championship.
A new Soda Creek Elementary will begin to rise from the ground in July, but other school construction projects also are primed for groundbreaking this summer.
The whirr of power sanders competed with Bon Jovi on the radio Tuesday as seven local high school students hustled to strip a 1954 International Harvester pickup in the Hayden High School shop building.
City, district discuss new taxing entity
Future fire and ambulance service in the Steamboat Springs area could be provided by a new taxing entity. The city of Steamboat Springs and Steamboat Springs Rural Fire Protection District officials started discussions about the idea Tuesday night.
The emotions of seeing her son-in-law launch into space haven't worn off on Chris Young.
Council to reconsider controversial housing policy
City officials will reconsider a controversial housing policy next week.
Tuesday, June 12
Editor's Note: The following commentary was written and submitted by supporters of John DeVincentis who met with the Pilot & Today Editorial Board to discuss the recall of DeVincentis. We understand the Pilot & Today Editorial Board is considering writing an editorial in support of the recall of John Devincentis. We think that would be incredibly unwise on the part of the newspaper.
Seven days after the Steamboat Springs City Council approved vast revisions to the city's inclusionary zoning and linkage ordinance, which regulates how the city provides affordable housing, council members tonight will reconsider a key provision of the ordinance.
12:09 a.m. A juvenile situation was reported in Steamboat Springs.
Routt County resident Doug Smith, a self-employed owner of a trucking company, is on life support at the Denver Health Medical Center as a result of severe injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash at about 6 p.m. Sunday on Routt County Road 33.
Success Steps to discuss asking for money in a small town
Randy Rudasics handled collections for the employment service he was president of in Indiana "basically because no one else wanted to do it."
YVRA commission to discuss service slowed by red tape
A Utah company plans to bring air ambulance service to Steamboat Springs in early winter, two years after local service was discontinued in the wake of a crash that killed three people.
Airport seeking terminal manager to replace Copeland
The summer air program at Yampa Valley Regional Airport started Friday, with daily Delta flights to Salt Lake City added to United Express service to Denver.
Dee Richards known by newspaper editors worldwide
Helen "Dee" Richards, the longtime editor of the Steamboat Pilot, died Sunday at the Doak Walker Care Center in Steamboat Springs. She was 86.
Massive relocation of materials to school's temporary facility under way
A new Soda Creek will begin to rise from the ground later this summer, but Principal Judy Harris has more pressing concerns, such as the logistics of moving approximately 31,680 square feet of school materials.
Dee Richards part of history of Northwest Colorado
Picture a tiny woman in white canvas tennis shoes boldly stepping into a rodeo arena wielding an antique camera with a waist-level viewfinder. That was Dee Richards.
Monday, June 11
A fire that destroyed a 117-year-old building at the State Bridge Lodge was deliberately set, possibly to cover up a burglary, investigators said.
Routt County resident Doug Smith, a self-employed owner of a trucking company, is on life support at the Denver Health Medical Center as a result of severe injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash at about 6:15 p.m. Sunday on Routt County Road 33.
Longtime former Steamboat Pilot editor Helen "Dee" Richards died Sunday at Doak Walker Care Center in Steamboat Springs. She was 86.
All in all, they don't get much better than this.
2:08 a.m. A driver was arrested for driving under the influence at U.S. 40 and Pine Grove Road.
The Flat Tops Llama Trek, a fundraiser for Yampatika, is from July 23 to 27. A second trek is from Aug. 6 to 8. Hike with the llamas on this amazing wilderness camping experience. Explore high peaks, mountain meadows and stunning views of the Flat Tops Wilderness. The cost is $650 a person for four nights or $350 a person for two nights. Call 871-9151 to register.
A high school reunion in Hayden on Saturday that welcomed just about everyone made for an event characteristic of a town many times larger.
The weekend celebration of snowmelt continued Sunday with kayaking races through racing gates on the Yampa River along Dr. Rich Weiss Park.
Mike Lawrence is a wonderful asset to our community with his insightful, humorous and well-written political columns and regular city reporting. His Wednesday, May 30, column on city consultants certainly grabbed the readers' attention. However, in this case, Mike apparently had a point he wanted to make and arranged the facts to fit the point. That it invited criticism and derision is, therefore, no surprise. If anyone looks at the list City Manager Alan Lanning produced for City Council, this is what he/she would see:
With high school sports in the past, and a summer filled with camps, bike and running races, I would be remiss if I didn't look back at the 2006-07 Steamboat Springs High School athletic season.
At about midnight Sunday, the farthest thing from Jesse Jakomait's mind was winning.
Cancer strikes people of all ages, but you are more likely to get cancer as you get older, even if no one in your family has had it. The good news is cancer death rates are going down. No matter what your age, the chances of surviving cancer are better today than ever before.
For a subject that is so often combined with the evermore depressing assessments of pollution and global warming, a renewable energy conference in Steamboat Springs this weekend was marked by a celebratory mood.
I'd be willing to bet 90 percent of us have not consciously thought about our hands this week. I don't mean checking out our fingernails, using lotion to moisturize dry skin or lamenting about age spots.
Sunday, June 10
Affordable housing ordinance worries business community
The Steamboat Springs City Council may have reached its decision, but debate continues in the business community about how much new affordable housing policies will affect local development projects.
Q. When did you move to Routt County and what brought you here?
In August 1984, Steamboat Springs citizens voted 336-308 to recall then-School Board President Al Miller, largely due to Miller's attempt to fire legendary wrestling coach Carl Ramunno. That same month, John DeVincentis began his 21-year career as principal of Strawberry Park Elementary School in Steamboat. The city has not seen a recall election for a School Board member since.
"Don't shoot the messenger" admonished Shakespeare in "Henry IV." Perhaps those on our School Board and other supporters of John DeVincentis should reflect on the Bard's words. The fact remains that the DeVincentis e-mails and his actions as a School Board member have demonstrated a shocking lack of honesty and integrity, and a vindictive character and behavior that violates the trust given him by those (like myself) who chose him to represent us on the RE2 Board of Education.
Jan van Straaten, Bette Van Dahl, Mike Johnson, Kelly Wilson, Scott Crouch, Sandi Crouch, Tania Coffey: New versus old
A lot was said recently about the Steamboat Springs School Board and member John DeVincentis, which created a flurry of press in the Steamboat Pilot & Today newspaper. Uninvolved, unaware readers who followed the story were given eyebrow-raising excerpts from a private e-mail secretly leaked by an individual later revealed to be a disgruntled board member who resigned in order to be able to betray the public trust anonymously as an ordinary citizen.
If you are considering signing the recall for John DeVincentis, please do not do it. Why: Because we need to protect some level of a decent political process in our School Board and our town in general.
Much has been written and discussed lately regarding John DeVincentis' tumultuous tenure on the School Board. In the past few days, a group of his supporters have emerged with radio and newspaper ads saying the backers of a recall petition are running a smear campaign. Nothing could be further from the truth.
I am not a personal friend of Dr. John Devincentis, but I can no longer be quiet while the group calling itself "Save Our Schools" does everything in its power to discredit him. I worked as a high school counselor in Steamboat Springs from 1986 to 2001, time that afforded me a chance to closely observe some of the motivation for the anger and bitterness in the private e-mail conversations that are behind the current recall effort.
We're sure plenty of people in town are sick of the whole subject of the Devincentis e-mails and the attempted recall of this school board member. But since the Pilot & Today offered a one-time chance to print letters on both sides of the issue, we'd like to point out a few facts that not everyone may know.
That John DeVincentis would lie (to another school board) and send vitriolic e-mails (those published by this newspaper) over a two-year period, while shocking, were not surprising to my husband or me. It was just public evidence of what we've known for quite some time.
During the past 30 years, All That Jazz owner Joe Kboudi has seen a lot of people walk through the glass doors of his business on Lincoln Avenue. And the faces still look familiar.
Community Agriculture Alliance
The second annual Cayuse Classic is June 16 at Sidney Peak Ranch. If the first year was any indication, this event will be a great opportunity for anyone who has a love of the Yampa Valley, agriculture, horses and people.
Winging his way across our late springtime sky is a delightful little constellation named Corvus the Crow. The four main stars of Corvus form a distinctive kite-shaped pattern located about one-third of the way up in the southwestern sky at 9:30 p.m. in mid-June.
Joel Schlegel had a tough choice most seniors don't think twice about.
Life in the 'Boat
I've always wanted to write an advice column. I thought it would be easy. I thought I could get some help from guy friends. I was wrong. No matter what question I posed to them their answer was the same. Sex.
Steamboat facility may take on hosting duties for larger, national events
While the 138 players at the 2007 Intermountain Senior Sec-
Spirit of historic building remains in wake of tragic fire
Lauren Diveley pushed wisps of hair out of her face Wednesday as she peered over the police tape keeping her from the charred remains of a building that defined the 23-year-old's childhood.
Coldwell Banker Silver Oak Ltd. was ranked second of 2,678 Coldwell Banker offices nationwide in April.
Real estate transactions for May 30 to June 4.
When Steamboat Springs locals band together at the start of each summer to celebrate the Yampa River with a little friendly competition, it's not the human events that bring the biggest crowd.
Having done 24-hour races before - but never the Rio 24 Hours of Steamboat - Boulder's Mike Hogan knew the singletrack trail up Mount Werner would be about pain and reward.
Land prices in The Sanctuary jump as much as $300K in three months
As recently as eight months ago, there were 11 original building lots available in The Sanctuary subdivision at developer prices, some for less than $500,000. Today, those 11 have all sold, and several have come back on the market at substantially higher prices.
Local river enthusiasts unite for successful Yampa River Festival
When it comes to the competition at the Yampa River Festival, the stakes on the line are all relative.
In case you might have missed it, we are in a war. The real thing.
At the age of 19, Jim Woodcock joined his father, Wesley Woodcock, in 1949 working on the Denver & Rio Grand Western Railroad.
It was a typical Friday evening in June on the Yampa River. A contingent of local kayakers enjoying the last rays of sunlight and egging each other on with playful hoots in the surf at Charlie's Hole. Downriver, a threesome of pint-sized paddlers no older than 15, in town for the river festival, wowed their shore-side parents by hucking paddles aside for some hands-free wave acrobatics in the D-hole.
Officials look to clear beetle-infested pine trees before next wildfire
Along a hillside in the Routt National Forrest's Seedhouse Corridor, splashes of red and gray emerge from a large canvas of green.
FRIDAY, JUNE 8
Best of the Web for June 10
The Steamboat Springs City Council may have approved new affordable housing policies last week, but its work is hardly done.
Saturday, June 9
For the first time, the alumni of the old Hayden Union High School and Hayden High School will hold a reunion together for all classes up to 1979.
The Steamboat Springs High School girls tennis team took another step in becoming one of the elite programs in the state.
Data to more accurately measure Routt County's economy
By the end of this year, the Routt County Economic Development Cooperative hopes to produce the Routt County Economic Index. The cooperative hopes the index will provide a reliable benchmark to judge the county's economy year-to-year and identify trends.
Ordinance would allow override of Amendment 41
City officials are considering an ordinance that would revise ethical requirements supported by local and statewide voters last November.
The Steamboat Springs School Board is reviewing and revising its governing policies, which largely have gone untouched in the past decade.
12:38 a.m. A driver was arrested on U.S. 40 at the Mount Werner Road off-ramp for driving under the influence, minor in possession of alcohol and driving on a suspended license.
Fran Micka has made the trip to Steamboat Springs from Avon for the past fives years to kick off the summer with some serious tennis.
The Flat Tops Llama Trek, a fundraiser for Yampatika, is from July 23 to 27. A second trek is from Aug. 6 to 8. Hike with the llamas on this amazing wilderness camping experience.
Routt County also considering tighter regulations
As Steamboat Springs water-lovers gear up for this weekend's Yampa River Festival, city and county officials are taking steps to protect the quality of that river for decades to come.
Quirky trailer-trotting caravan club on way to Wyoming
Although the 751 members of "Sisters on the Fly" prefer to go by their ordered number of when they joined the organization, they are far from a fringe religious cult or clandestine agency out of a James Bond film. It's simply a group of ladies looking to have some fun.
The package's origin: the Cartoon Network's Los Angeles office. The contents: enough toys, notebooks, DVDs and other goodies to rival Christmas and birthdays combined.
Soda Creek Elementary School firing taught many a valuable lesson in humility
It was a strange form of nostalgia that I experienced this week when readers Nick and Tracy Metzler e-mailed me a photograph of the last class of students and staff at the old Soda Creek Elementary School posed in front of the doomed building.
Friday, June 8
Treatment isn't recommended because 'damage is done'
Entomologists at Colorado State University have identified the species of caterpillar that has exploded across Routt County. The caterpillar, which has been feasting on the leaves of aspen, scrub oak, sarvis and chokecherry trees, is known as a linden looper.
The Steamboat Springs Arts Council decided to celebrate its 35th anniversary with a color as vibrant and invigorating as the artists it supports - emerald.
Historic art exhibit features variety of Northwest Colorado collectibles
An impressive collection of artwork reflecting Northwest Colorado history and culture debuts tonight at the Steamboat Art Museum.
Epilogue brings local's tale from Siberia to the Yampa
Adventures are relative. And while some folks will be thrilled to get a first taste of competition at this weekend's Yampa River Festival, others may be interested in hearing the tale of a wild river descent far from the Yampa.
Strings shows at Botanic Park start Thursday
Nearly four years have passed since fiddle player Jessie Burns left Steamboat Springs for the lively Celtic music scene in Boulder. Fortunately for local fans of traditional Irish music, she still has a soft spot for the Yampa Valley.
World Series set for mid-July
At 8 a.m. Thursday, the first pitch of a game between two girls fastpitch softball teams from Denver launched the beginning of what has become a Steamboat summer staple.
David Moffat had dreams of building a railroad from Denver to Salt Lake City, but his efforts fell short just outside of Craig.
For 27 years, Steamboat Springs' local river enthusiasts have organized at the start of each summer to celebrate the Yampa flowing through town.
Young, old come together
All mountain bike trails at the Steamboat Ski Area will be closed all day Saturday and until approximately 1 p.m. Sunday because of the fourth annual Rio 24 Hours of Steamboat bike race.
Bad pirate jokes and cheesy comments about "booty" are perfectly acceptable when flying a pirate flag on the back of your flotation device on the Yampa River.
Curling up with a book on a lazy summer day may need no incentives, but the Bud Werner Memorial Library is offering prizes and activities this summer to youths who do just that.
Base area work impacting businesses in shoulder season
Construction near Ski Time Square and Torian Plum Plaza is digging up utility lines in unexpected places, knocking out Internet service for businesses and creating costly delays in the already slow shoulder season.
Police department biggest strain on struggling general fund
The Oak Creek Town Board agreed Thursday it must balance its general fund, but board members differed on the best way to do so.
Maybe it is the name. Maybe it's because it is impossible to miss, often reaching 6 feet in a few years, standing ramrod straight like a sentry guarding a flock of more discreet-sized herbs. Maybe it is the sharp, biting taste or the refreshing aroma. Whatever the reason, I always want lovage (Levisticum officinale) in my herb garden.
High-energy electronica artists BLVD, Souleye to fill dance floor
The last time Steamboat Springs fans looked into the lyrical vision of Souleye, the freestyle rapper was laying down rhymes on top of jazz and funk.
Thursday, June 7
12:28 a.m. A man at the police department reportedly wanted police to perform a roadside sobriety test on his 21-year-old son, who he claimed has a drinking problem. Police talked to the man.
Beethoven and Mozart both had, although briefly, Joseph Haydn as a teacher of composition. Haydn defined that which is specifically, not generically, classical, as distinct from the baroque, which preceded, and the romantic, which followed, his long career.
All things considered, Wanda Waggoner was pretty lucky.
Unknown caterpillar species spreads thick across county
Take a walk around Frank Welsh's property 10 miles south of Hayden and it won't take long to see the scale of the caterpillar infestation there.
12:45 a.m. Two intoxicated people reportedly were fighting in the 100 block of Oak Street in Oak Creek.
Elev8 Youth, a local nonprofit Christian youth organization, is hosting a Mud Volleyball Tournament from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Steamboat Christian Center for students in grades seven through 12 and Class of 2007 graduates.
Older adults in Northwest Colorado interested in senior Pilates, yoga or even a workout boot camp may soon have greater access to such programs.
Steamboat Springs High School graduate and NASA astronaut Steve Swanson is scheduled to launch into space with the space shuttle Atlantis on Friday.
When we bought our Dodge Durango in February 2004, I read somewhere in the owners manual that our 5.7-liter, Hemi V-8 likes mid-grade fuel of 89 octane or higher.
Sports briefs for April 4
The Steamboat Springs Swim Team had a strong start to its summer season. Building off a fourth-place finish at August's seasonal state championships, 46 Steamboat swimmers headed to Rangely on Friday and Saturday and walked away from the meet with a win, edging out the Rangely Hurricanes, 2,187 points to 2,017.
The Rio 24 Hours of Steamboat endurance mountain biking race is entering its fourth year, going from a Le Mans start at noon Saturday to a finish at noon Sunday. Event co-director Katie Lindquist expects around 250 participants in 12 divisions - solo, duo, four-man, five-man and corporate teams (6-10 members) spread across genders and skill levels - to compete in a race to notch as many 11-mile laps as possible in either 12 or 24 hours.
Steamboat Springs' new affordable housing ordinance could generate millions of dollars annually.
Sailor football player gains experience
As one of the football players invited to the University of Colorado's "Friday Night Lights" and Nike camp, Jay Hanley - a soon-to-be senior at Steamboat Springs High School - said the urge was to do what he does best and go play.
Wednesday, June 6
Shortly after being diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in mid-May, Debbie Yeager said goodbye to her hair.
When an instructor asked a room full of people hoping to become Defense Department contractors who train police officers overseas if any of them could break down an AK-47, only one hand rose to the air. It was the hand of Rachelle Redmond, a 47-year-old mother of two.
Temporary facility poses traffic, safety and logistical issues
In three months, Julie Ernst's daughter will start her first day of third grade in a row of modular units as Soda Creek Elementary is demolished and rebuilt.
Attracting and retaining educators in Steamboat Springs has been an uphill battle due to the area's high cost of living, Steamboat Springs Middle School Assistant Principal Jerry Buelter said.
Crosstown Clusterfest on Main Street is the real test
You just ran the Steamboat Marathon? Bah, humbug.
Non-profits are excluded from sweeping new housing policies adopted by the city of Steamboat Springs on Tuesday night. Capping nine months of research and preparation, the Steamboat Springs City Council approved a vastly revised inclusionary zoning and linkage ordinance, voting, 4-2, to change how the city will provide affordable housing for local workers facing Steamboat's booming real estate market. Council members Paul Strong and Loui Antonucci voted against the ordinance, citing what they said are excessive fees for commercial developers. City Council President Susan Dellinger was absent from the meeting, which continued past 11 p.m. in a crowded Centennial Hall.
Hayden firefighter Dal Leck isn't your typical 52-year-old. He isn't even your typical firefighter. Leck recently took first place in the "Over 50" category at the 16th annual Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge in Deerfield Beach, Fla.
Let me tell you about a nice little Western town that used to exist.
The Associated Press story you ran on June 4, "Doctors say roller shoes injuring kids," is a fine example of why everyone needs to understand math and statistics.
Season ends with tourney success
Steamboat Youth Lacrosse Director Neill Redfern has an easy gauge to determine how well Steamboat fares at a tournament - how many teams are still alive on the final day.
2:14 a.m. A bear reportedly was wandering around the 1200 block of Lincoln Avenue. Police chased off the bear.
Hilltop Bar & Grill, Vino Downtown, Garage Bar get nod
The Steamboat Springs City Council approved three new liquor licenses Tuesday night.
Town wants to end agreement with county department
Hayden officials hope to gain more control over the continually increasing rate of new construction in town.
The election reforms implemented by Routt County are, by and large, appropriate. But allowing voters to use paper ballots if they choose is a step backward.
It was no surprise to Tom Davis that a couple of teenagers were contending for pro/open division titles at the first Steamboat Springs Town Challenge Mountain Bike Series race last week at Howelsen Hill.
A Steamboat Springs man has begun circulating petitions in an effort to recall 14th Judicial District Attorney Bonnie Roesink, two months after another effort to oust Roesink failed.
Monday, June 4
12:11 a.m. A woman in the 900 block of The Boulevard reportedly heard people yelling, swearing and "driving on the lawn." Officers warned the residents to be quiet.
In the Monday, May 28, Steamboat Today, there was an interview with Susan Dellinger, the president of the Steamboat Springs City Council. Dellinger used me as a source in the article. Let me clarify a number of points.
Officials investigating town's water plant malfunctions
Hayden officials still don't know what caused a water plant alarm system to malfunction last week and whether that system needs to be replaced.
Commissioners' decision helps rec center get lower loan rate
Routt County commissioners have agreed to sponsor the Old Town Hot Springs hot springs and slide renovations, allowing the recreation center to borrow the estimated $3.5 million needed for the project at a lower interest rate.
Fifth-grader Alice Holmquist wins national ski poster contest
Travis Holmquist doesn't know where his daughter got her artistic talent, but the Soda Creek Elementary School fifth-grader continues to win awards for her art nonetheless.
Two private attorneys, a part-time Grand County judge and the assistant district attorney have applied for the 14th Judicial District's new judge seat.
Mother of two fills District 4 seat vacated by Pat Gleason
Shortly after watching one child graduate from Steamboat Springs High School and on the verge of seeing another child complete eighth grade, parent Char Rusk is about to get even more involved in local schools.
If you've never set eyes on a 1960s-era TV mood lamp in the form of a porcelain rooster, you're welcome to swing by my office cubicle this week and check one out. It's a dandy.
City Council could OK inclusionary ordinance tonight
Steamboat Springs homeowners will have to pay new fees to expand their homes under an affordable housing ordinance the City Council could enact tonight.
Four people have applied to fill a new judgeship in the 14th Judicial District. The applicants are Mary C. Hoak of Fraser; Steven A. Gall of Hot Sulphur Springs; and Kerry St. James and Tammy L. Jenson of Steamboat Springs. Hoak is a county judge in Grand County. St. James is assistant DA in the District Attorney's Office. Jenson is a former deputy district attorney who is now in private practice.
How one man, one team and one city can change the perception of the NBA playoffs in a matter of a week.
Former Steamboat Springs resident Jill Roberts wasn't sure when she took the lead for good in the 26th Annual Steamboat Marathon.
Educating and encouraging small-business owners to be successful is a key part to economic development, which is why residents thinking about starting or developing a business are encouraged to attend a First Steps seminar.
Spring has opened its doors to summer, and Yampa Valley gardeners are ready. Bright blooms sit on doorsteps ready to plant, freshly tilled patches of soil wait for seeds and the earthy scent of mulch wafts through neighborhoods.
12:55 a.m. A woman reportedly saw a bear in the 300 block of Third Street.
Almost 4 million Americans have the hepatitis C virus, and most don't know it. Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by HCV. The infection is spread by contact with the blood of an infected person.
The Yampa Valley Community Foundation has named a new executive director. Starting Aug. 1, Betsey Jay will assume the role previously held by Linda Haltom. Haltom, who has served as executive director and finance director for the past three years, will focus on the financial side.
Steamboat Springs will host Colorado's two major bicycle tours this summer.
BLM to host 'field trip' to discuss plans for popular recreation area
Residents curious about what the Bureau of Land Management has in store for a recently acquired parcel of land on Emerald Mountain will have an opportunity to discuss those plans Thursday.
Complete results of the Steamboat Half Marathon run Sunday, June 3.
Following are the complete results of the 10K run Sunday as part of the Steamboat Marathon.
The following are the complete results of the Steamboat Marathon.
Sunday, June 3
Graduating seniors at Steamboat Springs High School netted 110 scholarships totaling $116,250 from local organizations. Following are the scholarship awards. The name of the scholarship is listed first, followed by the amount and the recipients:
Cigarette butt. Car part. Beer can. Soda can.
Best of the Web for June 3
Old post office site offered for $3.895M; owners rethink 'highest and best' use
Tom and Cindy Ptach were weighing options for their commercial building in downtown Steamboat Springs when the sales of two smaller buildings nearby caught Cindy's eye.
A series of upcoming business seminars is meant to inspire business owners, as well as people thinking about testing their entrepreneurial skills.
While many of Steamboat Springs High School senior Max Pensack's fellow classmates chose to complement their caps and gowns with big curls, high heels or ties, he opted for an eye patch and a pirate's accent.
Big things could be on the horizon for the Steamboat Springs Rugby Football Club.
Ancient Greek skywatchers recognized five star-like objects that slowly moved through the stationary constellations. They called them planets, meaning "wandering stars," and four of these five planets are visible now in our evening sky.
Life in the 'Boat
Hospitals are scary, expensive and confusing. Visiting one is like landing in a foreign country without a guidebook. I can't help you with the expensive or scary parts. However, I recently spent several days in the ICU at the bedside of my 85-year-old mother. Let me share what I learned in an attempt to alleviate some of the confusion.
A short time ago I sent a letter, laced with irony, concerning the condition of Routt County Road 14-G. A few days later the road was in repair. We can only conclude that the project was already in the works. I offer my apology, therefore, to the powers that be for my hasty criticism.
While camping at Stagecoach State Park during Memorial Day, I shot the breeze with a contractor from Granby. His name was Troy. He reminded me that Granby had been bulldozed by some disgruntled citizen. I replied that Steamboat uses developers. Troy smiled and then said the town at first attributed the destruction to some underground movement. I replied that in our city that term now had a special meaning ... it refers to our new parking scheme. Troy sighed as he told me how the incident almost cooked the town. I had to explain how Steamboat was already cooked. Troy bragged about the brick by brick approach Granby was taking to rebuild. I told him we were building a new town the same way. Troy shared his optimism about raising Granby to a new level and how he valued its open spaces. I responded that Steamboat was also "razing" its sight and excited about how construction gives a new twist to "don't fence me in."
I spent Wednesday afternoon evaluating Senior Project presentations at the high school. As a result of this experience, I have a renewed confidence that the students who participated in Senior Project are better prepared for the next steps in their lives. The Steamboat Springs School District does a good job of getting the kids of our community prepared for post-secondary education. Most of the students who will graduate Saturday have a broad range of options open to them.
An open letter to Senator Ken Salazar
It's as much a part of being human as the thumb on your hand.
We should all be appalled by the handling of immigration policy since the last amnesty to 2.7 million illegals in 1986. Despite the promises of border enforcement then, almost no effort has been made to secure the nation's borders, and a further 12 to 20 million illegals have flooded into this country. This has led to the derogation of our society in a number of respects and is the subject of new federal legislation that will certainly worsen the problem.
The Steamboat Springs City Council should reconsider aspects of its new community housing policy before approving it Tuesday.
Real estate transactions for May 23 to 29, 2007.
There are some lessons that can be learned only through experiencing life outside in one's natural environment.
Sara Lindsey can't pinpoint a moment when she thought of herself as a cancer survivor. She never really asked, "why me?" when the doctors told her the lump on her neck was non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and the lump on her breast was cancer.
It's hard not to be optimistic standing at the base of Howelsen Hill's new plastic-covered ski jumps.
Former principal, teachers will remember school fondly
The demolition of Soda Creek Elementary School is expected to begin later this month, but memories that date back to 1956 won't vanish with the disposal of thousands of bricks.
Bob's Conoco is last station standing downtown
Bob Logan is not a big fan of rumors. "The fact is we are not under contract, and we are not listed for sale," said Logan, who recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of his business, Bob's Downtown Conoco/ American Car Care Centers at 942 Lincoln Ave.
During the past several years, a disturbing trend has emerged in property tax - that of approving small mill levies for specific charitable purposes. While the specific charitable purpose may be a good cause, and the dedicated mill levy is normally tiny - generally amounting to less than $10 in taxes for the typical house - it is still bad tax policy. Here's why:
Friday, June 1
Saturday, June 2
AARP's Driver Safety Program is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. The eight-hour classroom refresher course is for older motorists who have many years of driving experience. The course reminds attendees of driving skills and techniques they may no longer use. The course also will provide new approaches and concepts to driving, including compensating for normal, age-related physical changes that could affect your ability to drive. State law mandates that auto insurance companies give course participants a three-year discount. The course costs $10. Call Jane at 879-0064 to register.
One of Steamboat's more popular events has found a new home at Bald Eagle Lake.
Travis Darling will get a degree in bronc riding.
Prospective runners are always thrown for a loop when they peruse the downhill profile of the Steamboat Marathon. Sunday's 26.2-mile race starts at Hahn's Peak Village and winds down the Elk River Valley (Routt County Road 129) to the Routt County Courthouse lawn for a net loss of 1,400 feet in elevation. But the hilly and winding course is no cake walk.
At 17, Amber and Andy Snow were unsure how they were going to raise their yet-to-be-born baby.
South Routt students could be using new building by 2008
South Routt's early learners could be in a new building in Yampa by the start of the 2008 school year.
And college kids still find way to drive cross-country for less than $400
Even with record prices for gasoline, a couple of college kids found a way this spring to make the cross-country trek from their campus in Maine to Colorado's Front Range for less than $400. It can be done, but only if they've ingratiated themselves with enough relatives and parents of friends of friends to crash and eat for free in four different states.
Officials say town samples show no sign of contamination
Hayden's water supply is again safe to consume, officials said Friday afternoon.
School districts and area nonprofit organizations receive needed money
Sara Craig-Scheckman aspires to be more than a face with a checkbook.
12:04 a.m. Someone reportedly tipped over a portable toilet at a construction site near Crawford Avenue and Yahmonite Street.
Every day, South Routt Superintendent Kelly Reed watches hundreds of Stagecoach and Oak Creek residents climb solo into their cars clog Routt County Road 14 and Colorado Highway 131 with traffic for the trip to Steamboat Springs.
Disc golf will be the only temporary casualty as the Steamboat Ski Area undertakes extensive chairlift and trail work at the base of the resort this summer.
Friday, June 1
Lowell Whiteman School seniors graduating this year are golden in more way than one.
The Steamboat Springs Rugby Football Club has one main goal in mind for the 2007 summer season of games - win the 33rd annual Cowpie Classic.
Troubadour and acoustic guitar artist Danny Shafer is returning to Steamboat Springs with a different kind of sound.
Last summer, Northwest Colorado diving coach Dave Fix found Genna Bradley at one of his camps.
12:12 a.m. A woman reportedly saw a bear in the 600 block of Tamarack Drive.
Steamboat Springs High School salutatorian Kristin Toy says the past four years have been a blur.
Oak Creek residents Tim and Cheryl Carl say it's true that you miss something more when it's gone.
Steamboat Springs School Board appointment to be made Monday
The Steamboat Springs School Board has received two applications from women interested in filling the vacant seat on the board.
Sandwiches in the six and 12-inch variety are making their way to the west side of Steamboat Springs.
Residents advised not to consume from tap until further notice
Hayden residents have been advised not to drink from the town's water supply until further notice.
Every year it seems one plant or another just doesn't make it through our Steamboat winter, thus leaving a space to fill in the garden. As you contemplate which plant to bring into your garden to fill a sizeable space, check out these Zone 4 beauties.
Shaman teaching series to address spiritual guidance
As a child, Rob Wergin used to see angels, a talent that made his parents uncomfortable.
Beethoven's life revealed in Sunday play, concert
Imagine being a world-class musician going deaf. How would that change your life? Ludwig van Beethoven contemplated suicide.
It was May 1967. Joe Carollo and nearly one dozen of his fellow soldiers in the Army were on leave before being deployed to Vietnam. They had too much to drink one night and all agreed to get tattoos. Carollo remembers the devil he got on his right calf cost about $5 and "hurt so bad" he didn't have the artists finish it.
Local artists use gems, watercolor, oil to spice up nature
Don't mind if Melanie Guerra doesn't make eye contact because she is too busy looking at people's ears, fingers and necks.
After hosting a three-day camp with the U.S. Freestyle team, the freestyle complex at Bald Eagle Lake will open summer programs Saturday.
With two Hantavirus cases confirmed in Colorado already this year, state health officials are warning residents in rural parts of the state to be cautious when doing spring cleaning and opening cabins, buildings, sheds and barns.
Happy hour and Mud Season specials
'Image rescue' worthwhile