News for Sunday, September 9, 2007



Girls volley to beat rival Bulldogs

The much-anticipated match-up with Steamboat Springs ended on a sour note for the Bulldogs.

Wall won't compromise 'integrity' at county's request

Routt County Sheriff Gary Wall announced Friday that he would not respond to the Routt County Board of Commissioners' request to clarify his policies in a letter, saying that to betray his personal philosophies would "sacrifice the integrity of the Sheriff's Office."

Jimmy Westlake: The big game at Pegasus Park

Hello, sports fans! Did you know there's a baseball game tonight up in the stars?

Fitting for your game

Golf Etc. opens in Central Park Plaza

Opening a golf shop in Steamboat Springs was a no-brainer for Blake Stansbery.

Traditional Mexican folklore defines history, tradition

Judith Lopez knows how to dance.

Community Agriculture Alliance: NRCS prioritizes conservation planning

The Natural Resources Conservation Service in Colorado is encouraging farmers and ranchers to develop comprehensive conservation plans. Many landowners are interested in enhancing the condition and productivity of their natural resources and reaping greater returns from their efforts.

Bow hunters and muzzle-loaders take the first cracks at healthy herds

When fall arrives, and bow hunters and muzzle-loaders get the season's first shot at what lurks in the woods, size matters.

Hayden junior scores four TDs in game against JV Sailors

If Saturday's 47-20 win against the Steamboat Springs junior varsity team had been a baseball game, rather than football, Hayden starting halfback Coy Letlow would have batted at a .750 clip.

Alternative Yampa Valley High School carries mission into second year

The 15 students enrolled in Yampa Valley High School enjoyed a sense of solitude last year on the third floor of the George P. Sauer Human Services Center on Seventh Street.

John F. Russell: I need a hero

Last Thursday night, as I watched the Indianapolis Colts clean the New Orleans Saints' clock, I just couldn't get the lyrics from that 1980s Bonnie Tyler song out of my head.

Tease photo

Steamboat looks to Hayden, South Routt as models for all-day kindergarten

Steamboat Springs School Board President Denise Connelly addressed a former School Board six years ago in the hopes of getting a full-time, district-wide kindergarten program implemented in Steamboat.

Frances C. Wither: Preserve courthouse

I read in the paper some time ago they had a woman discussing changes to be made in downtown Steamboat. I hope there will never be any changes made to the yard in front of the courthouse.

Best of the Web for Sept. 9

I believe both parents in many households are working two jobs to maintain a home here in Steamboat. This isn't about parenting, it is about giving children an earlier start, making Steamboat more affordable for families with children, and trying to keep children in one location all day to reduce stress, cost, and need for transportation.

Irene Nelson: Style a gray area

It seems that a very large can of worms has been opened in regard to the "teardown" ordinance enacted by the City Council last week. This action surely was prompted by the good intentions of both the Council and the historic preservationists. But somehow I feel that the main problem is not addressed and the truly important issues not faced. And telling anyone what they can or cannot do with their own property is offensive.

Editorial cartoon for Sept. 9

Joe Roberts draws a cartoon that appears weekly on the editorial page of the Sunday Pilot & Today. This is the cartoon for Sept. 9, 2007.

The Record for September 9

Friday, Sept. 7

Sailors net a tie against Rifle

Evan Muldoon thought he had the game won.

Real Estate Transactions for Aug. 29 to Sept. 4

Seller's name listed first, followed by the buyer

Rec center committee begins campaign

There's no rest for the weary when it comes to the supporters of a proposed $34 million recreation center at Ski Town Fields, the fate of which will rely on voters' appetite for increased property taxes come this November's election.

Steamboat boys hang tight to win home cross-country meet

Cross-country runners know they must take changes to weather and terrain in stride.

Presidential details

Former Air Force One whets auto detailer's appetite for aircraft

When Travis Benzing traveled to Seattle last month to help restore a collection of airplanes at the Museum of Flight, it wasn't just an opportunity to preserve history. It also was a smart business decision.

Barn Village buyers line up

Sales hit $36.14 million in building lot reservations at site

Buyers got in line Aug. 31 to reserve new building sites in the figurative shadow of the historic More Barn and put refundable deposits down on more than $36 million in real estate.

South Routt hires new library director with big plans in new direction

Sylvia Dennis is a petite woman with the melodic voice of a storyteller.

Routt County Spotlight: Linda Laughlin

Linda Laughlin

Joanne Palmer: Travel policies

I have a strict and long-standing policy to never travel with luggage I can manage.

Sailors look to step up game

Football squad puts focus on defense

It's not hard to know what wins football games in the Western Slope League.

Harmon O. "Buck" Buckland: Consensus is the absence of leadership

From the replies and comments to this Conservative Editorial Series, it is clear that many do not understand the relationship of conservatives to the Republican Party. While it is true that the large majority of conservatives are Republicans, it is also true that not all Republicans are conservatives.

Sheriff Wall's Sept. 6 letter to the county

Response to July 24, 2007, correspondence regarding county policies

Our View: Approve rail spur

The Routt County Board of Commissioners should approve Xcel Energy's request to build a rail spur from the east end of the Carpenter Ranch to the Hayden Station power plant.