News for Sunday, September 23, 2007



Sailors softball team struggles, drops two games

When a team is as young and inexperienced as the Steamboat Springs High School softball team, coaches look for small steps to show the program is improving.

Rollover suspect arrested

Charges include negligent homicide, leaving the scene

A 42-year-old Yampa man was arrested in Moffat County on Thursday on suspicion of leaving the scene of a Sept. 16 accident that killed a Mexican sheepherder.

Hunt of the Week: Michael Sisk

Michael Sisk

Class notes for Sept. 23

The Steamboat Springs Optimist Club is now accepting applications for its Teen of the Month program. Area high school students can pick up applications from school counselors or call Rob MacCarthy at 871-7179. The Teen of the Month program culminates in a recognition dinner in May for all of the teens and their parents, and a scholarship is awarded to the student chosen as Teen of the Year.

Sandy Moore: U.S. facilities better

In reference to Deb Babcock's article on Sept. 14, I have a couple of observations and comments.

Kathy Cain: 'Team' raised funds

I am writing in reference to the recent Monday Medical article (New camera boosts cancer diagnosis) that ran in the Steamboat Today on Sept. 17. While I greatly appreciate the recognition that was given to me for donating the amount needed to purchase the camera, I would like to make it clear it couldn't have happened without the generous support of friends and family who sponsored me in the 2005 Chicago Marathon to raise the funds in memory of Pat "Cowboy" Nugent. As a "team" we were able to accomplish much more than any of us as individuals could have. Not only did we raise the funds, but it brought the topic of cancer awareness to the forefront of many of our conversations.

Best of the Web for September 23

Best of the Web for September 23

Business File for Sept. 23

Ferguson, Diehl earn GRI designation

Rebecca Ferguson and Michelle Diehl of Century 21 Ski Town Associates in Steamboat Springs recently earned their Graduate Realtor Institute designation.

The Jail Report and Record for Sept. 21, 2007

Friday, Sept. 21

Bob De Vries: Survey native-born

There have been many surveys regarding a new recreation center. Here are two questions I would like to see:

Conservative commentary: Voters scammed by Referendum C shuffle

Two years ago, lawmakers asked voters for a "timeout" from the spending restrictions of the Taxpayers Bill of Rights in order to allow the state budget to rebound from the recession of 2001-02.

Sarah Hagenbuch: Routt County Conservation District seeks board members

The Routt County Conservation District is looking for people interested in serving on its board. If you would like to have more involvement in your community, in agriculture issues and in rural life in Routt County, let us know. The RCCD board meets once a month on the first Thursday at the Pine Grove Center. The Board is looking for people representing all areas of Routt County. Call us for more information or to attend a Board meeting.

Jimmy Westlake: The strange Capricornus

The season of autumn is upon us. I know this because the Sea Goat has entered our early evening sky.

Steamboat prices at modest end of ski-town real estate tape measure

The average price of a single-family home in Steamboat Springs has increased 30 percent in two-and-a-half years. However, that average price - $813,000 - is less than in several other mountain resort communities.

Workshop teaches the basics of horsemanship

There are plenty of places to learn how to ride a horse. Dee Graves' workshop, "Horsemanship Fundamentals - Five Elements," isn't one of them.

Football fans give bars, restaurants a mud-season boost

With the summer tourism season fading like evening sunlight, Steamboat Springs businesses are now competing for a small selection of customers. In that fight, winning over local football fans is a major strategy for many bars and restaurants.

Routt County Spotlight: Kerry Hart

Kerry Hart

John F. Russell: It's the athlete, not the medal

Skiers can spend their entire career chasing the gold medal. It's the symbol of all that's good about sports. It's a source of national pride, and its value can't be measured simply in dollars.

Young players aid Sailors tennis team in victory

Nobody would have blamed Jack and Keegan Burger if they had lost against Evergreen in the deciding tennis match Saturday.

Tax-increase questions to come before voters in November

A small 2007 ballot will be loaded with various tax-increase questions, with several government entities claiming a state statute limiting the growth of property taxes has prevented them from keeping up with costs.

Tease photo

Steamboat Brewers' Festival showcases good beer, perfect weather

For all good things in life - such as skiing, beer tasting, theme parties and Halloween - costumes make things that much sweeter.

Chicks with boomsticks

Division of Wildlife reaches out to those eager to learn a sportswoman's skills

Karen Donnel tried to have her husband teach her to golf. Her brothers have taken her under their wings. But none of it ever seemed to help her master the skills she was after.

Sixth-graders learn about environment at science school

Christine Krientz ran through an open meadow Wednesday swinging a butterfly net wildly through the air, trying to snag an insect.

Editorial cartoon for Sept. 23

Joe Roberts draws a cartoon that appears weekly on the editorial page of the Sunday Pilot & Today. This is the cartoon for Sept. 23, 2007.

Steamboat offense has its day with Palisade

The Steamboat Springs boys soccer team has had every game this season (except ones with Battle Mountain) decided by a single goal.

Oak Creek's new police chief comes with impressive background

The tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, touched the hearts and lives of all Americans.

Lake Agnes pops up on the radar

A new era in real estate development is gradually taking hold at privately held Lake Agnes on the east side of Rabbit Ears Pass.

Our View: The proof's in the plan

The city's purchase of the Iron Horse Inn for the purpose of providing affordable rental housing is, on its surface, a smart deal. But until taxpayers see a business plan for its successful operation, we're hesitant to offer our full support.

Real Estate Transactions for Sept. 12-19

Seller's name listed first, followed by the buyer

School districts strain with enrollment

The South Routt and Hayden school districts are not enjoying the growth in student population that is filling classrooms in Steamboat Springs - and the loss of students is costly.

Dave Shively: A different drive

I couldn't get the thought of racing my vehicle out of my head as I pulled into Friday's Rally Colorado practice stage, my '01 Subaru humming with new transmission fluid after its 30,000-mile, manufacturer-recommended service.