News for Sunday, September 30, 2007



Best of the Web for Sept. 30

Did the public really need to know the details of this little girl's death? Wasn't it enough just hearing about an innocent life being taken??

Cheryl Flagg: Donate stem cells

In April 2003, I became a stem cell donor. My sister, Elaine, was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrom (MDS), a life-threatening pre-leukemia disorder. A bone marrow transplant from my stem cell donation replaced her own diseased bone marrow. Because of this miraculous process, Elaine is able to live a full life and see her daughter graduate from college. In fact, she will be in New York City this weekend to hear her favorite tenor at the Met.

Business File for September 30

Cuffe joins SmartWool; Flanigan promoted

Housing market soars in Hayden

The raw statistics for home sales in the Hayden area during August are startling.

Hunt of the Week for Sept. 30

Bill Van Ness

Market hits record $1.156B

Dollar volume blows by 2006 with four months remaining

One quarter remains in the 2007 business year, and the Steamboat Springs real estate market has already surpassed last year's record $1.12 billion in transactions. The new record was accomplished with only 54 percent of the unit volume, or transactions, needed to set the old standard.

Anne Barounos: Represent majority

At a recent function, several City Council candidates were asked their opinion of the proposed recreation center. Some candidates made polite but noncommittal replies, while others heartily endorsed the project.

Class notes for Sept. 30

Rotary Club names student of the month

Nicole Rende, a Steamboat Springs High School Senior, was honored this week by the Steamboat Springs Rotary Club as the student of the month.

Editorial cartoon for Sept. 30

Joe Roberts draws a cartoon that appears weekly on the editorial page of the Sunday Pilot & Today. This is the cartoon for Sept. 30, 2007.

District looks to identify more Gifted and Talented students

The mention of a Gifted and Talented student may conjure up images of math team competitors and chess prodigies, but Steamboat Springs High School teacher Lisa Ruff said to do so is to pigeonhole kids.

The Jail Report and the Record for Sept. 30

Joshua Kevin Lorimer, 19, Denver - DUI, careless driving, driving under suspension, minor in possession (Steamboat Springs Police Department)

Soroco High School sophomore names donated bronze sculpture 'Roco'

As Soroco Middle and High School Principal Dr. James Chamberlin pored over dozens of suggested names for the school's new mascot, one stood out above the rest.

Our View: Consider all uses for surplus school revenue

Increasing salaries for school staff is a vital goal. But as the Steamboat Springs School Board considers what to do with more than $400,000 in unexpected state revenue from rising student enrollment, we hope that other needs of the Steamboat Springs School District won't be left out of the discussion.

Jimmy Westlake: Planets light up October skies

October is one of my favorite months for sky watching. Clear, crisp autumn evenings are perfect for scanning the skies before the winter snows chase us inside. This October, the planets are the newsmakers as they meander through the stars of the zodiac.

Rich Tremaine: The need for an inventory of farm or ranch assets

Whether for one's peace of mind, for business planning or for estate planning, a full and complete inventory of assets is a critical first step. For a farmer or a rancher, this effort can be especially challenging, because of the nature of some of the assets that are held. The preparation of an inventory that includes the "living" assets such as animals or crops may highlight the fact that there needs to be a contingency plan for someone to take over an agricultural operation on very short notice. An inventory can help.

Breast cancer awareness project offers local support

Karen Schulman, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in April, has taught photography for 30 years as a tool for personal growth and self-discovery.

Coffee shop the buzz in Hayden

October ribbon-cutting ceremony will welcome three new businesses

When Hayden police last week asked a barefoot 3-year-old boy what he was doing running down Jefferson Avenue unattended, he told officers that he wanted to check out the new coffee shop in town.

Tease photo

Rebuilding a life

Hayden couple picks up pieces after devastating fire

Kay and Brett Brooks were driving home from celebrating their seventh anniversary in Steamboat Springs on Sept. 16 when Kay noticed smoke coming from their 3,200-square-foot log cabin home off Routt County Road 37.

Steamboat volleyball files balanced win against Delta

If the Steamboat Springs volleyball team's win against Palisade on Friday - one where Sailors struggled to block at the net - left head coach Wendy Hall with a sour taste in her mouth, then a refreshing four-game "team win" against Delta on Saturday cleansed her palate.

Cyclist returns home, reaches 'halfway' in epic quest

The children outside the elementary school in Tishomingo, Okla., didn't quite understand the guy cycling through their town on his blue LeMond Alpe D'Huez. But they made sure to extend a hand and find out.

Real estate transactions for Sept. 20-26

Seller's name listed first, followed by the buyer

Routt County Spotlight: Paula Pepper Salky

Occupation: Sales, Judith Ripka Jewelry

Dave Shively: Don't be a user loser

Steamboat mountain bikers should take heed of the phrase adorning bumper stickers seen across the nation: "Ignore your rights and they will go away."

Steamboat tennis falls to Kent Denver, 6-1

There's always two ways a team can take a loss like the one the Steamboat Springs High School tennis team suffered to Kent Denver.

Sailors turn tables on Demons

Last year, the Steamboat Springs-Glenwood Springs boys soccer rivalry saw each team take home a win on its opponent's pitch. This year, the home field ruled.

Routt County schools meet requirements in Adequate Yearly Progress report

The Steamboat Springs School District met all 60 indicators for adequate yearly progress as set forth by the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

Traffic concerns grow

Emerald Mountain bypass option gaining steam

John Fielding never meant to become famous - or infamous - by nature of his proposal for a bypass over Howelsen Hill.

DJ Chotvacs: A helpful outline

I confess. I don't attend every City Council meeting, and I don't read the meeting minutes. But I hope to help clear up misconceptions about the Historic Preservation Advisory Commission.