Thursday, January 31
More snow headed to region tonight, Friday
Today's sunny, blue skies will be replaced with snow Friday, according to the National Weather Service. Steamboat Springs, Hayden and Craig are under a snow and blowing snow advisory from midnight tonight until midnight Friday.
No one was injured in a Wednesday morning crash between a Moffat County school bus and car.
Arraignment delayed pending ruling on defense motion
Terry Hankins' arraignment hearing came and went Wednesday without a plea from the jailed gold miner charged with murdering his wife last year.
It's not often that a youth with legitimate Olympic aspirations considers those games his secondary goal.
Steamboat Springs area a model for airline success
Intrawest has launched a new growth era and intends to expand real estate development at its existing mountain resorts even as it seeks new acquisitions.
Weekend plays big part for Tigers
Heading into one of the biggest weekends of the season, Hayden High School boys basketball coach Robin Lighthizer said he's confident about how his team is playing.
Hayden High School's Coy Letlow and Mitch Doolin picked up tournament titles last weekend as the Tigers wrestling team rolled to a fourth-place finish at the Rangely Invitational.
A Steamboat Springs man pled guilty to reduced charges of menacing and criminal mischief in Routt County District Court on Wednesday, in connection with an incident at Ski Jam during which he allegedly assaulted a Steamboat Springs police officer earlier this month.
Plan that will guide U.S. 40 access enters final stages
The public's last chance to comment on a plan that will guide future access to U.S. Highway 40 is tonight. In their second public open house, consultants from Stolfus & Associates will present a draft of their West Steamboat Springs U.S. 40 Access Plan.
My son left the country a few weeks ago. Armed with a passport, work visa and years of pent-up wanderlust, he flew off to New Zealand on an eight-month adventure.
With the electric halfpipe "huck-o-meter" now unplugged and the swanky Aspen athlete lounges emptied, a pair of athletes with Steamboat Springs roots can look back on their performances at Winter X Games 12 with pride.
Regional races at Howelsen Hill promote free-heel skiing in Steamboat
Unlike the downhill path of this weekend's Steamboat Telemark Regional race at Howelsen Hill, the number of local skiers freeing their heels is going up.
City leery of revisiting contentious vacation home ordinance
Steamboat Springs City Councilman Jon Quinn calls reopening the debate about vacation home rentals "a scary proposition."
Respectful religious dialogue may not be common in a world strewn with religious divisions and war, but tonight's "Exploring the Sacred" discussion of salvation aims to continue Steamboat Springs' courteous exchange of ideas.
When the slopes at the Steamboat Ski Area are devoid of skiers and riders in the upcoming off-season, construction crews will take their place.
Wednesday, January 30
Third man, from Kremmling, presumed dead
Two of the three snowmobilers missing north of Silverthorne were found alive late Tuesday after an intensive all-day search involving a National Guard Blackhawk helicopter and 35 rescuers.
Annual high school dance showcase opens Thursday
With little rehearsal time left until opening night of the 12th annual Steamboat Springs High School Dance Showcase, faculty adviser Kelly Erickson had some advice Monday for the 60 students participating in this year's concert.
Early presidential state caucuses draw heightened interest
A combination of factors will bring unprecedented national political attention to Colorado this year, beginning Tuesday with the state's party caucuses.
One would think that five games in the past eight days - counting the set of junior varsity games in which most of the Soroco boys and girls basketball players participated - would wear out the Rams.
VNA, Hospice raising funds to buy Selbe House
Monday, Jan. 28
Identity theft is on the rise in Steamboat Springs, with more residents than ever being victimized last year. Adding to the problem is that catching those responsible is becoming increasingly difficult, police officials said.
Whiteout storm tests local, regional response teams
No injuries resulted from Monday's severe weather that caused whiteout conditions across Routt County, officials said Tuesday.
A high school senior said the next superintendent of Steamboat schools should develop strong relationships with local students.
Mach mogul momentum
Democrats, get ready to caucus. Feb. 5 is Super Tuesday, our caucus day, along with 23 other states in the union. For the first time, we Coloradans have the opportunity to "voice our choice" of presidential candidates early enough in the process for our votes to count. Don't miss this opportunity. If you have never participated in a caucus, this article will give you an idea of what to expect. We're expecting large turn-outs, so arrive early, be patient and enjoy the excitement of grassroots politics.
Ski Corp. officials cite education, awareness efforts about dangers
The father of a 22-year-old who died Friday at Steamboat Ski Area thinks more signs pointing out tree well danger are needed on Mount Werner and at ski resorts everywhere.
Skiing and snowboarding are, by their very nature, dangerous activities. Nonetheless, the recent deaths of a skier and a snowboarder on the slopes of Mount Werner are powerful reminders for ski area operators to take all reasonable action to prevent additional tragedies.
Friday night games on the road used to be the bane of the Chix with Stix' existence, but it appears they have broken the curse.
Recently, someone asked me if I have any insecurities as a writer. I had to respond, "How much time do you have?"
Tuesday, January 29
The Chix with Stix hockey team has a lot to be optimistic about.
Hundreds of motorists stranded between Steamboat and Craig
Hundreds of motorists were caught in whiteout conditions between Steamboat Springs and Craig early Monday evening. The severe weather forced the temporary closure of U.S. Highway 40 from Rabbit Ears Pass to the Utah border.
School Board seeks more community input about security measures
Steamboat Springs School Board members declined to vote on a proposal Monday night to boost security measures at all four district schools, citing the need for more community input and lingering questions about funding a plan that could include internal security cameras.
Colorado one of six states reporting widespread activity
Although numbers for Routt County are not available, health professionals and schools have seen a few cases of influenza this month, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention listed Colorado as one of six states reporting widespread flu activity for the week ending Jan. 19.
The more than 20 feet of snow that has accumulated on the slopes of Mount Werner this winter has been a blessing to skiers and riders. But on the streets of Steamboat Springs, it has meant a flurry of work for those charged with maintaining roads.
Heaven knows I can't see you
You know that Routt County is having a big snow winter when the drifts crest the fourth strand of a barbed wire fence. If you happen to be riding a tall horse, and the snow comes up to your stirrups, it could be a historic winter.
Monday, January 28
Officials have re-opened U.S. Highway 40 from Steamboat Springs to Craig. U.S. 40 remains closed from Steamboat Springs east to Kremmling, and the Eisenhower Tunnel on Interstate 70 also is closed to traffic.
Jared Daniel died Friday at the Steamboat Ski Area
Speaking from their home in Auburn, Mass., Sunday, Stephen and Pamela Daniel remembered their son as an upbeat, kind student who was close with his friends and three brothers. He loved skiing, snowboarding and motorcycles and had come to Colorado for a weeklong ski trip with friends.
About 110 people turned out in their penguin suits - some literally - for the "Black Tie Affair"-themed, seventh annual Colorado Ski for Women 5K on Sunday.
Storm could bring 12 inches or more to Steamboat
A strong Pacific storm could bring up to 12 inches of snow to Steamboat Springs by late tonight. The National Weather Service has issued a snow and blowing snow advisory for much of Northwest Colorado.
Bill Demong had the third-fastest 7.5-kilometer race Sunday and finished sixth in a World Cup event in Seefeld, Austria.
Sick Steamboat senior misses event
Steamboat Springs High School wrestler Houston Mader had the Valley Tournament circled as a chance to look at potential state wrestling opponents.
Steamboat Pentathlon registration offered
Saturday, Jan. 26
Colorado's ski area trade organization is leading an initiative to offer residents ski-themed license plates for their vehicles.
Admittedly, I have no one to root for in the Super Bowl. I could certainly make a case for whom I don't want to win, but part of watching the Super Bowl is always rooting for one team.
The workforce in the Yampa Valley has a new health partner. YampaWorks, the region's first comprehensive occupational medicine program, will begin serving employers and employees next week.
Sunday, January 27
Sam McLeod was a little surprised with how the Soroco High School boys basketball team hit the floor Saturday afternoon against North Park.
An open letter to Sen. Ken Salazar and Rep. Steve Rothman, a supporter and primary sponsor, respectively, of the School Safety Enhancements Act of 2007 and the Secure Our Schools grant program.
Steamboat hockey team nets 5-0 win on home ice
Hockey can be a really simple game for the Steamboat Springs High School team.
During the past decade or so, something has become a huge part of our daily lives: the Internet.
Break up Steamboat. The Sailors girls basketball team is on a roll.
Bill Demong had the second-fastest 7.5K race Saturday to finish sixth in a Nordic combined World Cup sprint in Seefeld, Austria. He protected his second overall spot in the World Cup overall standings. Steamboat Springs' Johnny Spillane was 19th.
Wouldn't it be neat if all the new homes in the Yampa Valley had a little sign in the entryway that read "No Live Trees Were Killed in the Making of this Home."
No Soroco girls basketball team had accomplished the feat in more than a decade - taking a win from the North Park Wildcats.
I was going to let it all go, really I was. I've lived and worked in this community for 25-plus years and know the plusses and minuses of living in a small town. But for some random reason, I decided to enter my name in the search key for the online version of the Steamboat Pilot.
Jail Report and Police Blotter
During the next week or two, you can watch a fascinating celestial event unfold in the pre-dawn sky. The two brightest and most eye-catching planets in our sky are closing in on each other for a remarkable close conjunction on Friday morning.
The Edgemont Real Estate Preview Center at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel opened Friday, giving interested parties their first peek at the new slopeside community and the opportunity to register for more information prior to the development's release for sale this spring.
Many skiers still unaware of dangers
With all of the signs hung on lift poles at the Steamboat Ski Area, frequent skier Paxton McVoy wondered Saturday why there aren't more that warn about the dangers of tree wells.
The Internet offers a myriad of entertainment choices. You can surf the Web, download music or - as Kip from "Napoleon Dynamite" would say - chat online with babes all day.
I wanted to personally thank all of the school district staff, community organizations, families and community members that have provided support and resources during the past week, in light of our recent crisis involving two young adults in our community.
I remember in kindergarten when I got the chicken pox and had to stay home for days.
I was disappointed to see the students in my neighborhood going to school on the holiday for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I thought for certain that Steamboat schools would honor the day dedicated to a great American, especially when we honor all the other federal holidays.
Real estate transactions for Jan. 17-23, 2008
Tentative boundaries for the proposed three-district school organizational plan were set Jan. 22 at the regular monthly meeting of the Routt County School planning commission.
Redevelopment projects at the base of the Steamboat Ski Area have created some headaches for skiers and riders this season, from maxed-out base area parking to general roadway congestion. Some officials say the real challenges are yet to come.
Redevelopment trend grows on south side of Yampa Street
The Spanish word paseo is figuring prominently in three mixed-use redevelopment projects that have been proposed for the riverfront on the south side of Yampa Street.
Editorial Cartoon for Jan. 27
Oak Creek officials are working to ensure that future users of the town's rink aren't skating on thin ice.
Rising real estate valuation hits home
Routt County property owners have found reason the last three years to celebrate the dramatic growth they've seen in the equity in their homes and land. Now, the bill has come due.
Sailors' perimeter game too much for Huskies
Friday night, Steamboat Springs' Aaron Calkins had 7 3-pointers in his team's win against Eagle Valley. Saturday, he had just four from downtown in the Sailors' easy 77-49 win at Battle Mountain.
Late at night in an off-campus apartment in Boulder, Sandy and Art Dye's son was blinded in a narrow tunnel of depression. He had stumbled, and with no friends or family there to pull him up on that November 2007 night, 21-year-old Jeffrey Dye committed suicide.
American quilts often display homely references to the simple life while making use of traditional patchwork and embroidery. High school sophomore Journee Heiner's quilt, however, depicts a burning building with women jumping to their deaths.
Prohibition has been over for 75 years, but Colorado's liquor laws still possess vestiges of regulations dating to 1933. State legislators are aiming to change that, drawing the ire of local retailers.
I don't remember the first time I met Rosa, but I would bet it was near a softball field.
When Sherman Poppen, the man widely credited with inventing the snowboard, heard that longtime friend Harold Fischel had likely taken over Poppen's title as the oldest snowboarder on Mount Werner, Poppen had to laugh.
Michael Weston, a senior at Steamboat Springs High School, is an Optimist Club Teen of the Month.
No one can fault Kyle Steitz for being lazy.
Classic cross-country skiing comes pretty naturally to Sven Wiik.
You don't really get the feeling from the chairs in his living room that you're in the presence of the most honored and respected mountaineer to ever walk the Earth.
Professor Wen Kilama of the African Malaria Vaccine Testing Network in Tanzania sums it up: "Malaria is equivalent to crashing seven jumbo jets filled with children every day!" According to the World Health Organization, in the year 2000, more than 300,000,000 people were infected with malaria. Nearly 2,000,000 - 90 percent being children younger than age 5 or pregnant women - died from the disease.
Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. officials say the parking mess of Jan. 12 was an anomaly rather than a precursor. While that may be the case in the context of the 2007-08 ski season, all signs point to a continued increase in skier traffic in the coming years - and the necessity for comprehensive base area parking plans sooner rather than later.
Google "South Park."
About 2,300 years ago, the famous Greek philosopher Aristotle said that education must have some benefit for the good of humanity. We have accepted this as a fundamental premise for our educational system in the western world.
Saturday, January 26
District Wildlife Managers and terrestrial biologists with the Colorado Division of Wildlife are monitoring winter conditions throughout Northwest Colorado to determine whether wildlife populations will need supplemental winter feeding, according to a news release.
After weeks of strong halves, quarters and short stretches, the Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team finally put together a whole game.
It's easy to overlook the Rampart Rams.
Steamboat Springs Middle School sixth-graders had the run of Howelsen Hill on Friday while their seventh- and eight-grade classmates were hitting the books.
Parade entries, button sellers sought for Carnival
Thursday, Jan. 24
Christmas gift program raises $2,400, benefits two orphanages
Steamboat Rotarian Darcy Trask said the group's goals lie in "sharing the heart of the Rotary both locally and internationally."
Board of Trustees plans to name new head of school in February
A founder of a leadership development consulting group, three community college presidents and a community college vice president are the finalists in Colorado Mountain College's search for a new president.
I'm a big fan of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, but there's no way I'm paying $2,800 for bad seats to a short concert.
Family mending the pieces after harrowing accident
The small trailer home on Moffat County's outskirts sits low and quiet in the crevices of the rolling landscape, a place 15 miles away from the hustle and noise of the city.
Steamboat's 62-54 win against Eagle Valley on Friday drew very different reactions from the two teams on opposite ends of the Western Slope League.
Saddleback Ranch owner Wayne Iacovetto took to ranching because he'd always wanted to be a cattleman. These days, his family's ranch south of Milner hosts as many as 500 head a day - of people, not cattle.
Friday, January 25
22-year-old man fell into tree well
A 22-year-old Massachusetts man died Friday afternoon after falling headfirst into a tree well at the Steamboat Ski Area. It was the second snow-immersion death at the ski area in 10 days.
Post to offer bingo nights bimonthly as fundraiser for community outreach programs
With greater numbers comes greater responsibility. This is the case for the Craig American Legion Post No. 62, which in recent years has seen its membership - and its mission - dramatically expand.
Moffat County program enrollment down from last year
Those looking for help with heating costs are encouraged to apply to the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program at Moffat County Social Services.
Wednesday, Jan. 23
Moffat County School Board members voted Thursday to extend Superintendent Pete Bergmann's employment contract an additional year.
Project includes 94 deed-restricted units near ski base
The Steamboat Springs Planning Commission voted, 6-1, to recommend approval of the First Tracks housing project that will bring 94 deed-restricted condominiums to the base of the Steamboat Ski Area.
Saturday night in Park City, Utah, San Francisco 49'ers quarterback Alex Smith was standing on a street corner with an entourage of burly guys. Paris Hilton, 50 Cent and Method Man were at a nearby party.
Trio blends tango, gypsy and jazz from around the world
In his long-spanning career as a composer, guitarist, film scorer and performer, Christopher Caliendo has written a lot of music, played for a lot of audiences and won a lot of recognition.
Colorado artist Tom Lockhart has spent decades perfecting the style of landscape oil painting he describes as "far more difficult than it is to be an abstract artist or a realist."
Cole Worsley's motivation is simple. He's reminded of it every time he looks at his watch or a clock on the wall.
From eerie 1950s teen love gone awry to the early days of punk, "Hey Venus" covers nostalgia from one corner of American pop music to the next - which is interesting coming from Super Furry Animals, a Welsh band that has spent the past decade reinterpreting and redefining everything modern radio has had to offer.
Montgomery Gentry promises unique set for festival show
As half of the headlining act for the Country in the Rockies music festival, Nashville mainstay Eddie Montgomery joins a roster that in the past has included Willie Nelson and Brad Paisley.
In terms of getting the season back on track, no two games are more important for the Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team than today and Saturday.
If your indoor plants have been neglected while tending to the holidays and snow removal tasks, or while taking advantage of outdoor recreation this winter, you might have missed the growth spurts that have taken place inside. If your indoor plants have used up all the nutrients in their soil, or have outgrown the pot and become root bound, it's time to move them into a new pot.
The Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball team can't redo yesterday. The team can't make up for a lazy practice or a half-hearted effort in a game. So while the weekend's slate of games against three-win teams Eagle Valley and Battle Mountain doesn't ring with playoff battles or league title fights, the games are as important as any to Steamboat coach Kelly Meek.
Have a seat. Your property tax bill is in the mail, and you're apt to notice a change - upward. Routt County Treasurer Jeanne Whiddon confirmed that she sent half of the county's property tax notices Thursday, and the rest will go into the mail today. For many local property owners, the tax notices will contain unwelcome news.
Last year, the Steamboat Springs High School hockey team learned the hard way about peaking too early. The Sailors downed the eventual state champion, Aspen Skiers, in December 2006 only to collapse down the final stretch of crucial Peak Conference games two months later. They lost six of their past seven games, barely making the postseason with a tough draw as the No. 15 seed.
Eclectic band Missed the Boat finds its sound
The four members of Steamboat Springs jam band Missed the Boat have been performing locally at open mike nights for years. But they hadn't played as a group - not really, at least - until a private party in early December.
Happy hours for the week of Jan. 25, 2008.
GOCO hosting grant assistance workshop
The seventh annual Colorado Ski for Women 5K will raise money for a serious cause, but as organizer Marchele McCarthy said, "It's obviously not a formal event."
As winter wears on and I continue to be the clumsiest snowboarder to ever exist, two things have occupied most of my thoughts: ways to fill time outside of work, and ways to deal with the snow.
Coloring book drawings decorate the walls of Tracy DelliQuadri's refrigerator, while a toy truck is parked on her coffee table. Such sights are common in the homes of most parents, but it's just another day at the office for one of Steamboat Springs' few child care home providers.
Cows and calves have been money-making resources on the Monger ranch for more than 100 years, but the Monger's have also discovered a new source of revenue on their land - a small cabin rented out to tourists.
Thursday, January 24
West wins Surefoot event
Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club member Ann West picked up a super-G win on Tuesday at the Surefoot Colorado Ski Cup in Beaver Creek.
The activities board at the Doak Walker Care Center is filled from sunrise to sundown, but the event that's most special to resident June Hamer is the weekly visit from Strawberry Park Elementary School students.
Streetscape and business district funding dominate agenda for new year
For Mainstreet Steamboat Springs, the new year brings a chance for another special election to fund the Downtown Steamboat Springs Business Improvement District.
Money requested for possible feeding operations near Steamboat
So far, so good is the message for Northwest Colorado deer and elk herds, but areas including Steamboat Springs and Craig could be on the cusp of a wildlife crisis.
Oak Creek Board of Trustees agenda
Tuesday, Jan. 22
100 inches reported at ski area in both December and January
The winter of 2007-08 is continuing to defy predictions, as Steamboat Ski Area officials are reporting historic snowfalls while federal climate experts are sticking to forecasts that the remainder of the season is likely to be milder than normal.
Old Town Hot Springs hosts members-only party
Moffat County center Scott Smith had two game-tying goals and CJ Walt scored the game-winner, as the Bulldog hockey club came back from a two-goal deficit in the third period Wednesday to beat the visiting Steamboat Springs Youth Hockey Association Midget Major A team, 6-4.
The only thing that surprised Steamboat Springs snowboarder Ariel Tredway more than her halfpipe podium finish Tuesday was seeing a teammate ahead of her.
Even Routt County's English horse riders still have distinctly Western characteristics.
Poolside, it was a comfortable 22 degrees for Amy Brodie on Wednesday at the Old Town Hot Springs.
The Steamboat Springs City Clerk's office has ordered 100 alcohol retailer toolkits from the Youth Wellness Initiative to help combat underage drinking.
Wednesday, January 23
Local families could take in children left in outside care facilities
Moffat County could do a better job caring for its troubled youths, said Marie Peer, Moffat County Social Services director.
Cuts prevent regional division from giving more to chamber
The Craig Chamber of Commerce asked the Colorado Division of Wildlife for an additional $10,000 a year to fund the Chamber's sportsman's information specialist position.
Tim Kitching and Bruce Hill were so taken by the Cowboy Downhill last year that they went out of their way to see it again.
Steamboat officials say further price hikes virtually certain
City of Steamboat Springs water customers will see their water rates increase next month for the first time since 2001.
County Commissioners decry $266,000 request for security funding
Routt County Commissioner Doug Monger said Tuesday that he was "shocked and flabbergasted" by the Steamboat Springs School District's request for $266,000 to help match a federal school security grant.
2:24 a.m. An intoxicated pedestrian was reported in the 600 block of Lincoln Avenue.
If the four walls of your house seem to be closing in on you, and you can't remember the last time you smiled you may be suffering from cabin fever, winter doldrums, January blahs, seasonal affective disorder or all of the above.
Applications for designation to the Routt County Register of Historic Properties are due in the Routt County Commissioners office Feb. 12.
Hayden overcomes expansion obstacles for U.S. 40 link
After years of construction obstacles, the town of Hayden has reached an agreement that will finally connect Routt County Road 37 to U.S. Highway 40 later this year.
Steamboat Springs High School's mind squad rolls to victory
The Steamboat Springs High School's Knowledge Bowl team held onto its perfect record Saturday in Moffat County.
Snowboarder Tyler Jewell posted the best World Cup finish of his career Saturday, placing third in a parallel giant slalom event in La Molina, Spain.
Thank you, Steamboat Springs Police Department.
Nate Bird remembers coaching a few skiers in the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club's junior ranks since they were wee bump bashers, half his height.
The Yampa River may be the most important, and most overlooked, natural resource in Steamboat Springs. It was therefore encouraging last week to hear the preliminary recommendations for a Yampa River Structures Master Plan commissioned by the city.
The annual Super Junior Olympic Qualifier lived up to its billing for 21 local cross-country skiers last weekend at the Soldier Hollow course near Midway, Utah.
Tuesday, January 22
Assistant superintendent announces retirement
For Joel Sheridan, Moffat County School District assistant superintendent, the time has come.
Steamboat woman named top executive
Scott Cook, Cook Chevrolet owner, would like to get education on certain things, such as reducing employee health insurance premiums and property tax dues.
12:45 a.m. A noise complaint was made in the 500 block of Eaglepointe Court.
The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice of Northwest Colorado have announced a campaign to raise $2.5 million to acquire and remodel the Selbe House, located at 1500 Pine Grove Road, to create the Rollingstone Respite House. T
Lopez and Paley place at Front Range forensics competition
The Steamboat Springs High School forensics team's performance Saturday proved to coach Lisa Ruff that her team can hold its own against Colorado's largest schools.
John Sandelin recalls a life of local pursuits, shares secrets for longevity
Over a breakfast bowl of sliced peaches, a blind John Sandelin sometimes needed a hand getting a piece of fruit on his spoon. He needed little help Monday, however, recalling some of the major events that have shaped his life. It's a life that, save two years in the Navy, has been spent entirely in Routt County.
There are as many reasons to write a memoir as there are ways to start one.
As Doak Walker Care Center residents celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, 73-year-old Bettie Pierce recounted growing up in Philadelphia, Miss., before the height of the civil rights movement.
Voters in Routt County and across Colorado likely will take a technological step backward at the polls this year.
When winter won't let up, think like an Athabascan
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When January gives you unceasing snow and dreary skies, make yourself a quinzhee, like any self-respecting Athabascan might.
Monday, January 21
Saturday was a sign to Hayden boys basketball coach Robin Lighthizer that his team is improving.
Bill Demong picked up another top-five World Cup finish in Klingenthal, Germany, on Sunday in a rare World Cup doubleheader.
Saturday, Jan. 19
Healthy living class coming to Hayden
Whether local Democrats will gain a seat in the state Senate in 2008 remains to be seen. Regardless of what happens in November, the Routt County Democrats will lose their leader of the last five years to the campaign trail.
Chronic conditions are life-altering, but they can be managed. Some diseases can even be prevented.
City, developers hope realignment will accompany redevelopment
Developers are making progress in negotiations that could result in a major realignment of Ski Time Square Drive. The realignment would be part of the impending redevelopment of Ski Time Square and Thunderhead Lodge at the base of the Steamboat Ski Area.
Champagne powder. Aspen glades. Skiing cowboys. Skiing cowboys? Yes, skiing cowboys are becoming as synonymous with the Steamboat Ski Area as its feather-light snow and world-famous tree skiing.
Mary Dike, 58, of Steamboat Springs remembers the moment 10 years ago when she decided to quit smoking.
Debbie Tomlin, 44, and Roxanne Nelson, 36, recognized a business opportunity.
So if Favre decides to come back for one more try at a Super Bowl title, it's certainly fair to assess his place in football history.
Sunday, January 20
Camp participants adapt to ripping turns
It's been one year and four days since Nikko Landeros' accident. As a junior at Berthoud High School, Landeros and his friend Tyler Carron were removing a spare tire from an Isuzu Trooper when the driver of another SUV failed to see them and collided with their car on Larimer County Road 17, pinning the boys between the vehicles.
Board of directors wants long-term, no-rent deal; Antares may be forced to move
The Steamboat Art Museum and the city of Steamboat Springs are negotiating a long-term lease for the museum in the historic, city-owned Rehder Building. The resulting deal likely will result in the building's other tenants being forced to leave.
Alex S. Ghiggeri, 34, Steamboat Springs - Driving under the influence, DUI per se (Steamboat Springs Police Department)
Steamboat Springs High School Alpine skier Jenny Allen continued her dominance in the prep ranks, picking up another win in Friday's giant slalom at Aspen Highlands.
Small wrestling teams often have a tough time coming up with top finishes, particularly when they square off against some of the state's best teams.
Relieved and revived, Steamboat Springs wrestler Houston Mader is back on track.
Gina Gmeiner gets a little choked up just thinking about the Winter X Games.
It was the intensity the Steamboat Springs High School hockey team was looking for.
Scott Wither understands the roles commitment, hard work and good luck play in earning a spot on the U.S. Ski Team - and keeping it.
Joe Roberts draws a cartoon that appears weekly on the editorial page of the Sunday Pilot & Today. This is the cartoon for Jan. 20, 2008.
On a recent Saturday night, I found myself cheering for the New York Giants in the hopes that they would defeat the reigning champion New England Patriots and end their quest for a 16-0 season. Afterward, I had to ask myself why I was hoping for a Patriots loss. After all, they are possible Super Bowl winners this year and are a very impressive team.
Steamboat outdoor gear company makes plastic bottles into award-winning sleeping bags
When Big Agnes devotees visit Steamboat Springs and want to check out the headquarters of their favorite outdoor equipment company, they're often surprised to find that Big Agnes' showroom consists of a sleeping bag display tucked away in the corner of BAP! Inc.'s modest Steamboat Springs store.
As a month in Steamboat Springs comes to a close, my husband, Paul, and I are trying to imagine our move to Nairobi this month in the midst of Kenya's new political turmoil.
Inn at Steamboat sold for $3.65M
Development partners Dave Thorp and Scott Rotermund have plans to remodel a modest hotel south of Walton Creek Road to give it the feel of a classic ski lodge.
While reading the article "First day at First Tracks pulls in 45" (Steamboat Today, Jan. 17), we were struck by the statement from Mariana Ishida whereby the list of 45 names for 47 units would have "to grow in leaps."
Twin Ski Trail Lane townhomes sell for combined $10.7 million
The secluded Ski Trail Lane neighborhood, quiet for decades, has been the scene of notable real estate sales activity this winter.
As outgoing members of the Steamboat Pilot & Today's Editorial Board, we want to publicly thank the Steamboat Pilot for granting us the opportunity to join them these past four months and actually become members of their staff. It was an experience that we will always cherish. We learned a lot about our community, and, more importantly, about the Steamboat Pilot. We learned that they have no vested interest about what should be done in Steamboat, simply an interest in reporting the news as it happens, and through their editorials, starting dialogue and a thought process among Steamboat's inhabitants about what is happening in their community.
Construction in Yampa on schedule for next school year
Construction of the South Routt Early Learning Center is progressing quickly in Yampa, with the project on target for completion in August - just in time for students beginning the 2008-09 school year.
Student test scores in science from the United States continue to rank 14 out of 17 among the industrialized countries. Since the early 1960s, there have been numerous attempts at educational reform to improve science with most reform movements increasing the exposure to more science. These reforms have not produced the desired results since the Unites States consistently ranks at the bottom. Let me make an observation about the role the arts could possibly play in improving science test scores.
Ken Gold and the Gold Team at RE/MAX Steamboat, composed of Val Lish, Lisa Ruffino and Liz Langely, were named the No. 1 real estate team in the Mountain States Region three times in 2007. The Mountain States Region consists of Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Wyoming, North Dakota and South Dakota.
Ahmad Akkad, a senior at Steamboat Springs High School, was named the Steamboat Springs Rotary Club's January Student of the Month.
The Steamboat Springs High School forensics team hosted an event Tuesday night dubbed "Speak Easy," but team members stressed that competing in speech and debate matches is anything but a breeze.
The Colorado State Forest Service and the U.S. Forest Service held a joint press conference Monday to discuss the results of last year's aerial forest health survey.
On Aug. 3, 2004, a Boeing Delta II rocket left Cape Canaveral, Fla., riding a fiery plume and carrying a spacecraft named MESSENGER, the MErcury, Surface, Space ENvironment, GEoscience and Ranging spacecraft.
Age: 28 Occupation: Finance and education Place of birth: Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
Proposed facility would be first for NW Colorado
Barb Shipley isn't shy about the community support she'd like to see for tonight's fourth annual Hazie Werner Hospitality Party:
North Routt subdivision split on snowmobile use
For more than 30 years, snowmobiles had been a common sight on the county roads that wind through the Willow Creek Pass subdivision. That changed last November, when officials realized state law prohibited snowmobiling on county roadways.
The after-effects of a 57-40 loss to Palisade put Steamboat Springs in a sour mood as they filtered back toward the locker room.
It's hard not to be encouraged by the early stages of the proposed Steamboat 700 development, and if last week's Steamboat Springs City Council meeting is any indication, we think there is a strong possibility for the development to proceed in an expeditious manner that proves beneficial to the community and the developers.
Utah approves east-west Interstate route
From the Thursday, Jan. 23, 1958, edition of The Steamboat Pilot:
Mid-year graduates ready for life after high school
Colin Tucker couldn't help but smile as he thought about his friends rushing to class Friday morning at Steamboat Springs High School. Tucker spent Friday morning rushing to snowboard at the Chevrolet Revolution Tour at Copper Mountain.
Ed Duncan started racing horse-drawn chariots back in 1974.
Sailors boys basketball recovers in second half against Palisade after slow start
You have to follow the rules to win the game.
Real estate transactions for Jan. 10 to 16
Saturday, January 19
The All Crimes Enforcement Team, an area task force, arrested two men this week, both suspected of distributing narcotics, during separate search warrants executed in Steamboat Springs and Craig.
Steamboat Springs High School senior Taylor Miller-Freutel said leading the Pledge of Allegiance before the Colorado General Assembly on Tuesday was a rush, but she hopes one day to have a much bigger stage.
Steamboat Springs police are investigating the theft of three cars as well as two additional attempted vehicle thefts reported Thursday near the Steamboat Ski Area.
Consultants working for the city of Steamboat Springs recommend $3.8 million in improvements to the town stretch of the Yampa River.
Steamboat Springs author, John Rolfe Burroughs, made lasting contributions to history
Have you ever stopped to wonder why people who herd cattle from horseback are referred to as cowboys and cowgirls instead of cowmen and cowwomen? Or perhaps cowgals and cowguys? Maybe even cowdudes and cowdudettes?
A private ski resort will provide more benefits than "negatives" for Minturn residents, said Bill Weber, senior vice president of the Ginn Development Co.
1:13 a.m. A noise complaint about loud music was received from Sparta Plaza. Police gave a warning.
The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team didn't have the immediate fire it needed Friday night in Monument. The Lewis-Palmer Rangers (8-1-1 overall) had the intensity early on to establish a quick two-goal lead in the first period that they held onto for a 3-0 win.
The Steamboat Springs girls basketball team couldn't stay calm and get the ball inside on a night when its shooting went cold.
It's always good to have more than one horse in the stable.
With 29 days in between games, Hayden High School girls basketball coach Stephanie Davis was rightfully guarded.
Steamboat spreads the scoring in lopsided win
The Steamboat Springs boys basketball team had a game Friday night in Delta unlike any other it has had this season - one where its opponent never even had hope.
After several months of frustration for local avalanche forecasters, the Summit County telephone hotline could be up and running on a reliable basis in the next few days.
Autopsy reveals cause of man's death was asphyxiation
The Steamboat Ski Area's first on-mountain death in nearly two years is bringing increased attention to skier safety and awareness.
Questions arise about MCTA project funds, communication with officials
A Moffat County Tourism Association project to put Whittle the Wood Rendezvous carvings around town and establish a tourist walking tour has derailed for logistical reasons.
Stahoviak honored with Hazie Werner Award
Nancy Stahoviak attributes her three decades of service to Routt County to her upbringing.
Board invites community to join superintendent hunt
The Steamboat Springs School District will use community focus groups to help guide its hunt for a permanent superintendent.
Firefighters from across the county battled a blaze at a South Routt barn Friday night, off Colorado Highway 131 north of Oak Creek.
Former Winter Sports Club skier shines on the bumps
Former Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club skier and Lowell Whiteman School graduate Emiko Torito won her first World Cup moguls event Friday in Lake Placid, N.Y.
Friday, January 18
Happy hours for Jan. 18
Artists' Gallery starting to book demos, seminars in refurbished space
Painting in the back room of the Artists' Gallery of Steamboat - under new fluorescent lights and a roof that no longer leaks, oil painter Susan Gill Jackson tests the room's potential for art demonstrations and workshops.
Margaret Hair reviews two new CDs.
Sure, Wes Dearborn has raised tens of thousands of dollars to benefit patients with multiple sclerosis at the Jimmie Heuga Center. He thinks it's a worthy cause.
12:05 p.m. A possible drunken driver was reported at Fifth Street and Lincoln Avenue. Police took a report.
Steamboat Springs hip hop artists bring indie tour to Wired
Tonight, Andrew Lindsley and Brandon Norwick - or Ocelot and B_Where when they're performing - bring live hip hop back to Steamboat for the first time in what seems like a long time.
Local artists join with nightclub to get work on display
Mike Benninghoven doesn't have anything against Steamboat's formal art spaces or galleries - he just doesn't expect his work to be on any of their walls.
The holiday break hit the Hayden girls basketball team in an unusual way.
Boys basketball looking for full game of solid play
Soroco boys basketball coach Sam McLeod has seen his team play a good half of basketball against Rangely. Tonight, the Rams coach wants to see a full game from his squad.
Girls hoops faces Delta, Palisade
Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball coach John Ameen has never lacked confidence heading into a game.
Now is the time for the Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball team to separate itself from the rest of the league.
Nothing has come easy this season for the Steamboat Springs High School boys hockey team.
About a dozen homes were left without water service Thursday when a water line broke on Ridge Road. Steamboat Springs' Public Works Director Philo Shelton said the break's impact was limited because the dead-end pipe broke near its end.
Maybe, just maybe, a hip-hop scene is making its way into Steamboat Springs.
Andersen praised for his strong leadership, fundraising
Mark Andersen is stepping down as executive director of Routt County United Way almost two years into his second stint leading the charitable agency.
Supporters of Hayden baseball stepped up to the plate Wednesday before the Hayden School Board.
Some herbs just need a little more public relations in order to earn a starring role, and underused and underappreciated dill (Anethum graveolens) is one of them. Dill's feathery stature lends a graceful note to any herb patch with its very finely cut, blue-green foliage growing easily up to 3 feet on hollow, upright stems topped, when the plant matures, by delicate heads of tiny greenish-yellow flowers arranged in clusters like inverted umbrellas. All parts of the plant are aromatic with a slightly sharp, yet sweet flavor.
Frigid weather, lots of cars and even more skiers dominate the forecast for the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.
Organizers aim for Winter Festival to draw crowds in off-season
Looking forward one year, Nicky Boulger could see the Moffat County calendar was pretty bare from hunting season in the fall to Grand Old West Days in the summer.
City and private officials debating future operations, upkeep
Future public improvements at the base of Steamboat Ski Area could be delayed without an agreement for operations and maintenance, the Steamboat Springs City Council was warned this week.
It makes sense that Bill Ward would be the best person to talk about the 50-plus pieces of cowboy art on display at the Steamboat Art Museum - he used to own all of them.
Eclectic musician Dave Gerard brings well-crafted solo act
Soul-influenced jam musician Dave Gerard comes through Colorado only a few times a year, but he speaks fondly of how his attention to likeable songwriting is received here.
Thursday, January 17
A relatively tame winter storm could bring between 4 and 10 inches of snow to the Steamboat Ski Area today and tonight.
Project would explore feasibility of South Routt service
Routt County has entered into a contract with the Colorado Department of Transportation to develop a service needs and feasibility study for potential transit service between Steamboat Springs and South Routt.
Steamboat Springs School Board members said Monday night that the district's harassment policy is sound, but they acknowledged more should be done to educate students, teachers and parents about what to do when threatened.
Consultants will make their final recommendations tonight for the Yampa River Structures Master Plan, a city project nearing completion that will guide the future of the river's manmade features.
The Steamboat Springs U-19 girls youth hockey team continued its winning ways during the weekend, finishing 3-0-1 during a trip to Gunnison.
Tuesday, Jan. 15
Medical transportation available for vets
Judge Garrecht may rule on venue change request
Gary Wall made a brief appearance in Routt County Court today, but little progress was made in the case involving the Routt County sheriff accused of driving under the influence.
For four years, Tom Thurston has had the 2008 Seeley Lake 200 circled. This year, at this 200-mile race, was when Thurston was going to have his adult, 12-dog team primed to compete for a win.
Despite the snow on the ground, cowboys and cowgirls certainly aren't forgetting this past season at Brent Romick Rodeo Arena.
Prospective homebuyers register for affordable condominiums
The developers of Wildhorse Meadows said 45 prospective homebuyers turned out Tuesday to register for the 47 affordable condominiums in First Tracks.
Those who knew her will remember many things about Ann Barney, 19, who passed away Friday in a car accident near Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Her smile. Her compassion for others. Her ability to make friends anytime, anywhere.
Demong fastest, finishes 7th
Deep or unstable snow can cause sudden, severe risks
Steamboat Springs snowboarder Dan Tullos knows firsthand how too much powder can quickly create a deadly situation. About this time last year, Tullos was cruising down the Priest Creek lift line at the Steamboat Ski Area when he dropped 15 or 20 feet off a rock. It almost cost him his life.
Wednesday, January 16
Garrecht may rule on venue change request
The location of Routt County Sheriff Gary Wall's trial will not be decided until at least next month.
Craig Fire/Rescue reported to what is believed to be a chemical fire at Craig Middle School at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, after a small fire broke out in Room 208.
Concerns raised about traffic, review process
The first major public presentation of the Steamboat 700 development drew mostly enthusiasm from a packed Centennial Hall audience Tuesday night.
Steamboat Springs builders will have at least one more season working with the Routt County Regional Building Department.
Man who fled YVMC held in Greeley on other charges
A man who led the Colorado State Patrol on a high-speed chase across Routt County in November is now in custody in Greeley.
Mitch Doolin and a handful of Routt County wrestlers fought hard but fell short of medals against a talented field last weekend at the Tournament of Champions in Vernal, Utah.
CNCC classes offered in South Routt
The recent court case of a local teen charged with felony assault for punching a fellow student alleged to have taunted him with racial epithets serves as an important reminder that fighting racism in any and all forms must be an ongoing community effort.
Local attorneys speculate on possible change of venue, potential strategies
Routt County Sheriff Gary Wall will appear in court at 8:30 a.m. today, but little is expected from the proceedings.
Littleton man faces felony charges for altercation with Steamboat Springs police at Ski Jam
A Littleton man remained in Routt County Jail on Tuesday after a Ski Jam incident in which he allegedly assaulted a Steamboat Springs police officer.
Steamboat snowboarders occupy weekend podiums in every discipline
It was a big weekend for Steamboat Springs snowboarders, as riders from every age and discipline landed on competition podiums across the continent.
Down at the local barbecue stand (campaign headquarters for the Fat Fairy), we caught up for a quick Q&A session with the candidate.
Band will headline Centennial Celebration closing concert
When Dave Pike thinks back to his high school years, he remembers the band Three Dog Night was in the middle of a good run.
Steamboat 700 holds event for public to view proposals
Steamboat 700 should someday have a city park that is as compelling as venerable Howelsen Hill in the heart of Old Town Steamboat Springs, Chris Wilson said Tuesday night.
Monday, Jan. 14
Tuesday, January 15
Pennsylvania man found near Cowboy Coffee run at about 1 p.m.
A 45-year-old Pennsylvania man died Tuesday at the Steamboat Ski Area after being found about 150 feet off the intermediate Cowboy Coffee trail.
12:11 a.m. A drunken pedestrian was reported at Sixth Street and Lincoln Avenue. A man who reportedly was staggering in the road was given a ride home.
For the past four years, the program has provided transitional support for residents 18 to 21 with severe mental disabilities who need help preparing for adult life.
Committee studying issue says it needs further direction
A committee studying the prospect of all-day kindergarten in the Steamboat Springs School District is at a standstill until provided with further direction from the School Board, an official told board members Monday night.
Old Town Hot Springs reopens water slides, heated pools
The thermometer across the street at Wells Fargo Bank read 25 degrees Fahrenheit on Monday afternoon, but that didn't deter eager locals from plunging into the pools and water slides at Old Town Hot Springs.
The law firm representing a man accused of stabbing another man during a July 6, 2007, fight at a downtown bar has withdrawn from the case.
Open house, meeting kick off development's public input
Raise a concern about Steamboat 700, and Danny Mulcahy provides a calming answer.
Buffalo Pass depth increases 51 inches in a week
The Yampa Valley's outlook for spring runoff turned around in the span of three weeks as relentless snowstorms made up for a dry November.
Former councilman vows to protect 'Colorado's playground' in Senate
Former Steamboat Springs City Councilman Ken Brenner formally announced his candidacy for Senate District 8 in a tour of Northwest Colorado on Monday that concluded in front of supporters at the old Routt County Courthouse.
Even my old checkbook register has tales to tell
I'm an unabashed pack rat, but even I never meant to keep a 15-year-old checkbook register.
Monday, January 14
Fast, big runs fill Lando's Mojo Bump Bash
After two days of skiing powder, skiers found something a little different during the third day of the Lando's Mojo Bump Bash.
The drive into Cooperstown, N.Y., is magical. It's the two-lane roads into the town with massive trees blanketing both sides of the road.
2:32 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers responded to an abandoned vehicle on Lincoln Avenue near Sixth Street.
USDA commodities are being distributed for the first quarter of 2008 at LIFT-UP of Routt County offices in Steamboat Springs, Hayden and Oak Creek. The service is part of the Emergency Food Assistance Program.
Snowplow operators called out at 1 a.m. to play catch-up
Doug Marsh called his employees out of bed at 1 a.m. Saturday to see if they could gain a little edge in the snow wars.
The Steamboat Springs School Board will review the school district's harassment policy tonight, in the wake of a Steamboat teenager's Thursday acquittal of assault and disorderly conduct charges.
Site is an online guide to the Yampa Valley
The Steamboat Pilot & Today this morning launched Exploresteamboat.com, a dynamic new online directory of business, news and events for Steamboat Springs and surrounding areas.
Most of us take breathing for granted.
For single mother Melissa Kerbs, the best part of owning a home will be that her young sons will have their own rooms for the first time.
1. Throw this around
Estes Park is farther from Steamboat Springs in winter than it is in summer. However, it's worth another 60 minutes of driving to experience the beauty of the east entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park without the crowds.
I sit at my office desk, waiting for the words to come. They don't. My mind is preoccupied - not with my work, but rather by the steady snow that falls silently outside the window. I'm giddy like a child as I watch the powder pile up during the afternoon. I've lived in Steamboat Springs a little more than five years now, and I'm still amazed at how life carries on despite our harsh winter weather.
A vacation to dream about
Visitors to Steamboat Springs often say, "Living here must be like a constant vacation." In a lot of ways, it is.
At Home's Tom Ross evaluates various fine chocolates found in Steamboat Springs.
Air Quality Systems specializes in cleaning air ducts for heating and ventilation systems, dryer vents and chimneys. The business is owned by husband-and-wife entrepreneurs Dan and Judy Zetzman. Call 875-0200.
When normal no longer exists
Karen Schulman's initial breast cancer diagnosis came as a shock, but the new outlook on life the experience has given her may have been worth the hardship it brought.
A look back at the Tugboat Grill & Pub
The measure of a Colorado ski mountain is the frequency and quality of its powder. Some might argue the measure of a ski town is the authenticity of its saloons.
At Home's Tom Ross and John F. Russell take a tour of three luxurious local homes to find out what sets them apart
A growing number of spectacular homes are appearing throughout the Yampa Valley, and increasingly it's the details that set them apart.
Come February, Rick Wilhelm will saddle up his white horse Badger and ride laps down Lincoln Avenue. Behind him, local children will hold on for dear life - and, in so doing, will keep alive a Steamboat tradition almost a century in the making. The Wilhelm family has played a significant role in that tradition, providing some of the horses and riders for Winter Carnival street events for the past 60 years. This will be the first year since 1949 that Rick's mom, Patsy Wilhelm, won't roam snow-covered Lincoln Avenue. Patsy, a quintessential rancher with the spirit and work ethic of five adult men, passed away last August in Loveland. She was 67. Rick took a few moments out of an early winter day to talk with At Home about ranching, Winter Carnival and his mom.
Steamboat Springs has more than 70 restaurants to satisfy the dining impulses of a growing base of long-term residents and more than 10,000 visitors who check into lodging properties on any prime week in the summer and winter tourism seasons.
Many of us live busy lives. We try to fit in a few runs of skiing on the mountain during our lunch breaks. In addition, some of us also have a stressful or physically demanding job. You also may be one of the unlucky people with an injury, searching for ways to get healthy and salvage part of the ski season.
Learn the secret to living longer
Antonio Marxuach is one of Steamboat Springs' most dedicated skiers. And he has yet to ride any of the chairlifts at Steamboat Ski Area.
Before they make your meal, the staff of bistro c.v. has already had its own.
95th annual Winter Carnival
People close to Steamboat Springs' visual arts scene are watching closely and wondering whether downtown redevelopment could usher in a new kind of growth.
Sven Wiik, 86, knows a thing or two about cross-country skiing.
Sunday, January 13
A Steamboat Springs teenager was killed in a car accident Friday night on an icy highway in Idaho.
I usually do not read Ann Coulter's column because her mean-spiritedness and superficial views just make me angry. However, I made an exception. The heading of her column and the first paragraph about the passing of her father caught my attention, and I thought she would reveal a gentler side of herself. How naive of me! Much to my disappointment, she still managed to politicize her memories of him and take cheap shots at individuals and organizations on the other side of her political fence. Clearly, her dad was a good man, and my condolences to her on her loss, but I feel equally sorry for her that she was unable even to write a tribute to her father without injecting her poisonous political platitudes.
Meadows, Knoll lots jammed Saturday; shuttles cart from Central Park Plaza
Steamboat Ski Area shuttles trolled Central Park Plaza on Saturday as part of a makeshift overflow parking plan enacted after skiers and snowboarders filled the Knoll and Meadows lots to capacity.
Steamboat b-ball falls to Glenwood
It might have been a different game for the Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team, but it was the same old problem.
There has been considerable debate about whether to allow natural gas drilling on BLM-administered public lands on the Roan Plateau near Rifle and if so what should be done with the revenues. As a likely candidate for Sensate District 8, I wanted to make my position known. I favor a balanced approach to developing the natural gas reserves under the Roan Plateau with a no surface disturbance stipulation for the remaining public lands. This position best balances the benefits of energy production with conservation of a special wildlife and recreation habitat. Any revenues from energy development must flow to the affected communities first to address the direct impacts of extraction and other consequences of the energy boom.
Joe Roberts draws a cartoon that appears weekly on the editorial page of the Sunday Pilot & Today. This is the cartoon for Jan. 13, 2008.
It is with great honor that we share some of the latest news from our district. Based on our CSAP scores, the Colorado Department of Education has ranked Steamboat Springs RE-2 as the 4th highest performing school district in the state. This has occurred while maintaining a favorable financial position. Our recent audit confirms that we are operating well within the boundaries of sound fiscal protocols. For more detailed information about our district's performance, please look for our Annual Report that will be arriving in your mail later this month or visit our website, www.sssd.k12.co.us. The combined efforts of many individuals are having a significant impact on the education of our community's young people.
Julie Niemi Age: 55 Occupation: Business owner, barista, chief cook and bottlewasher at Spill the Beans Espresso Bar
Policy, parents fight harassment in schools
After an allegedly race-related incident led to violence at a local school last year, the Steamboat Springs School District has installed a harassment policy aimed at better investigating complaints from students and staff.
Steamboat Springs High School hockey coach Jeff Ruff has challenged his players to own their level of play throughout the season.
Deed-restricted sales could test demand for affordable housing
The city's efforts to ensure affordable work force housing will continue to unfold Tuesday, when developers of Wildhorse Meadows introduce their deed-restricted community housing project, First Tracks, to prospective buyers.
West Elevation Architects, a Steamboat Springs firm specializing in modern architecture, has created two new positions, hiring Carolyn Corogin to concentrate on interior design services and Beth Banning to coordinate intrinsic art projects.
Saturday, Jan. 5 Ernesto Silvio Quispe Perez, 47, Steamboat Springs - Harassment (domestic violence), criminal mischief (domestic violence) (Steamboat Springs Police Department)
Heavy snow lifts local skiers to the podium at Bump Bash
The heavy snowfall that buried, and re-buried, the Voo Doo ski run at the Steamboat Ski Area was a bit of a Catch-22 for the coaching staff hosting this weekend's Lando's Mojo Bump Bash.
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As the minutes shrunk and the score tightened, there wasn't a raised pulse in the Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball team's huddle.
Learning to stand on the steep pitches on the side of the Voo Doo mogul course is a trick of its own.
The stage is empty at the Paradigm Theater, and its spotlights are about to fade.
Winter Driving School gives students skills to stay on the road
As he turns the steering wheel to demonstrate what it feels like to go into a tailspin, Bridgestone Winter Driving School instructor Matthew Johnson says something that is not entirely comforting: "I can't hardly see where we're going."
Administrator JoAnne Hilton-Gabeler said that while the Steamboat Springs School District is working to shrink an achievement gap between white and minority students, the gap is growing and is now larger than the state average.
Stacked CMC Alpine ski team starts season with high hopes
Jaymes Elkins toyed around with the NASTAR gates every time his local ski club made a trip up to the Pocono Mountains from his native Hightstown, N.J. But he never really took ski racing all that seriously. Certainly not seriously enough to think he'd some day wind up on a collegiate Alpine ski racing team with a shot at a national title.
In three years as a passholder to the local resort, I had never skied three full days in a row. But with a friend in town, the back-to-back-to-back, open-to-close experience was eye opening.
Steamboat Springs-based Partners in Routt County is teaming up with Routt County merchants to sell Partners decals to raise money for the nonprofit organization's one-to-one mentorship program.
AmeriCorps program builds mentorships in Routt County middle schools
Virginia Lamneck and Jenny Ackerson said it doesn't take much to gain the trust of the Hayden Middle School students they work with as school-based mentors.
Arvin Fluharty, Ph.D., a pioneer biochemist in Thin Layer Chromatography and Atomic Absorption Spectraphotometry, shocked an auditorium of researchers at a gathering in1969 (and was almost booed off of the stage), by espousing his fear that "We might never cure cancer for the simple reason that we now have more people living off of it than dying from it!" Dr. Fluharty predicted that the major "breakthroughs" in bringing cancer-curing drugs to market would be made through the efforts of for-profit American drug companies that recouped their research expenses by selling the cancer-curing doses as opposed to living off of government grants. In other words, he dared to suggest the all too obvious conflict of interest in a circumstance where success puts you out of business. Have you ever noticed that the first goal of an "Ad Hoc" committee is to find a way to guarantee its perpetuity? Particularly if they hold their meetings at a swank restaurant or the Broadmoor Hotel at someone else's expense.
If anything has been made clear during the past couple of months, it's that the city of Steamboat Springs must define its role in the affordable housing movement.
Gary Crawford remembers the days when he was a junior Nordic ski jumper.
Walking through the Fish Creek Mobile Home Park in Steamboat Springs, the signs of recently completed remodels and ongoing renovations are hard to miss.
Possible foreclosure forces would-be residents to find homes elsewhere
The first residents of the Villages at Hayden subdivision were expecting to move into their new homes by the end of the year, but the development's five model homes still sit unfinished, mired in legal battles and facing foreclosure.
From the Thursday, Jan. 16, 1958, edition of The Steamboat Pilot:
Saturday, January 12
Will conduct telephone survey to ensure correct voucher rent values
In the next week or so, if a person calls asking about your monthly rent and utility costs, Evelyn Tileston would like you to consider not hanging up.
Collection company owner denies criminal, malicious wrongdoing
The Memorial Hospital has "received very little," of the nearly half million dollars owed to it by a now defunct Craig collection company, hospital officials said.
Felony sex assualt charges dropped; man gets probation
A man facing felony sexual assault charges pleaded no contest to indecent exposure, a misdemeanor, in Routt County Court on Friday, accepting a plea agreement offered after difficulties arose in prosecuting the case.
Despite a slow start, the Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball team won its 18th consecutive Western Slope League game with a 72-61 win at Rifle on Friday.
After gaining a one-basket lead over Soroco High School with under three minutes to go in Friday night's basketball match-up in Oak Creek, West Grand coach Larry Banman told his players they were only allowed to shoot if it was a guaranteed layup or a free throw.
From choked tears to bench chairs pushed over in silence following its disappointing, 45-42 loss to West Grand on Friday night, the Soroco boys basketball team had a right to be bitter.
Steamboat hoops' mental lapses lead to loss in fast-paced game
Despite a solid start, the Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team suffered mental lapses that led to a loss Friday in Rifle, 61-33.
The Winter Olympic Games are still two years away, but Steamboat skiers Taylor Fletcher and Brett Denney have already found success in British Columbia.
12:49 a.m. A man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence on Colorado Highway 131 near U.S. Highway 40.
Emerald City Opera is accepting registration for its Youth Performance Workshop, an after-school, multi-disciplinary performing arts training series for children in grades three through eight.
Steamboat skiers, riders enjoy mounds of snow
If you're on your way up to the ski hill this morning, you might swing by Old Town Hot Springs and see if they'll loan you a pair of those nose clips that synchronized swimmers can't seem to do without.
Economics, water issues, transportation, technology and other factors that affect the development of Colorado's agricultural regions will be discussed at the 17th annual Governor's Forum on Colorado Agriculture.
High overhead as darkness falls on cold January evenings is a tiny cluster of stars that is often mistaken for the Little Dipper. Although it does have a dipper shape to it, with a tiny little bowl and a tiny little handle, its real name is the Pleiades. It is the 45th object in Messier's famous catalog (M45), and is popularly known as the "Seven Sisters," and in Japan is called the Subaru. A likeness of the Pleiades star cluster adorns every Subaru car out there on the road!
Teen's acquittal highlights racially motivated incidents in Steamboat
Steamboat Springs High School freshman Randall Nelson has succeeded in nearly everything he can control.
Wall's defense opposes motion; judge's decision uncertain
If the prosecution has its way, Routt County Sheriff Gary Wall's driving under the influence trial will not be held in Steamboat Springs.
Sheriff looks at first year, toward second
Sitting on Moffat County Sheriff Tim Jantz's desk is a blue Mead notebook.
Consolidating data would help city, county better manage Yampa River
For Mike Zopf, there's one simple reason why the water quality in the Yampa River Basin should be monitored better.
Friday, January 11
Fast-food franchise seeks to build on land in front of Wal-Mart
Years of speculation have led to this: The rumors are true.
Reconstruction efforts going on after apartment fire
Early May is the goal for completing reconstruction on a Craig apartment complex that caught fire in September 2007.
Dirty Dozen Brass Band knows what's going on
For more than 30 years, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band has introduced music fans to the New Orleans street band tradition by way of funk, jazz and pop music, blending what they like from the present with what they love from the past.
The Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team is up against a wall.
The plan is simple. Play the systems, skate with confidence for three periods - much like the Steamboat Springs High School hockey team did in last week's 5-4 loss to Cheyenne Mountain - and the rest will take care of itself.
Ongoing construction, delayed ski season take a bite out of tax revenue for Steamboat Ski Area
Ongoing construction projects and a postponed opening of Steamboat Ski Area contributed to a November sales tax hit for the mountain area, which saw revenues cut nearly in half from 2006 levels.
Maturity of Arthur E. Anderson gift makes grant for a local nonprofit organization possible
Arthur E. Anderson died more than seven years ago, but his presence in the Yampa Valley is being felt anew.
Free English as a Second Language, or Ingles como Segundo Idioma, classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat Springs.
Change of venue possible for Routt County sheriff's DUI trial
The loss of his driver's license has not impeded Gary Wall's ability to perform his duties as sheriff, an official with the Routt County Sheriff's Office said Thursday.
12:57 a.m. A disturbance was reported in the 1800 block of Ski Time Square Drive, where a group of sledders got into a verbal and physical altercation with a group of passersby. Steamboat Springs police said everyone involved declined medical treatment and declined to press charges.
Defense: Student victim of racism
A Steamboat Springs High School freshman was found not guilty of felony assault charges and disorderly conduct in Routt County Court on Thursday. The boy's attorney said the altercation that led to the charges was the result of ongoing, race-related taunts that occurred while the defendant was an eighth-grader at Steamboat Springs Middle School.
A splash of color during this monochromatic time of year brightens our spirits as well as our homes. And what better way to add a fresh splash of color than with some colorful tulips, Alstroemeria or daisies?
Music festival brings fans for all Steamboat venues
The guys in Fort Collins dancegrass band Whitewater Ramble say they always get a hearty reception when they play shows in Steamboat Springs.
Decades of learning have turned a local artist into a master of her craft
When Jacque Hart tells the story of how she first learned to weave on a loom, it sounds like a training montage from "The Karate Kid."
Huge concerts - with more than 500 people in attendance - have never been my thing.
CD reviews of Lupe Fiasco, "The Cool" and Cat Power, "Jukebox"
Naturally, American Relay drummer Alex Hebert had some reservations about quitting his job last year to play Delta-influenced blues rock full time.
The Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball team takes its 17-game league winning streak into Western Slope competition today and Saturday.
Construction slowed by winter weather, remains on schedule
Heavy December snowfall may have been a boon for local skiers and snowboarders, but the severe winter weather caused some hiccups in the Steamboat Springs School District's construction plans.
Thursday, January 10
After months of complicated construction, Old Town Hot Springs plans to open its renovated hot pools and two new water slides during a celebratory event Monday.
Bill Jensen, who will become the new CEO of Intrawest ULC on June 1, is a "road warrior" whose management style drives him to form one-on-one relationships with team members, according to longtime associates.
Storm Peak Laboratory scientists Dr. Gannet Hallar and Ian McCubbin will share information from the atmospheric research station atop Mount Werner in tonight's public lecture, the "State of Our Atmosphere."
With a race and the holiday break behind them, the Steamboat Springs High School Nordic and Alpine teams are looking to build on early season success.
Sailors wrestlers to see toughest contest of season
One week after its toughest test of the season to date, the Steamboat Springs High School wrestling team will face top competitors from Utah, Wyoming and Colorado at the Tournament of Champions on Friday and Saturday in Vernal, Utah.
Ski foundation sets Steamboat roots for divisional moguls event
While spectators gaze at flying moguls skiers' corked 360s and D-spins at this weekend's 2008 Lando's Mojo Bump Bash, a few organizers of the freestyle event will be looking beyond the bumps.
Tuesday, Jan. 8
That's the headline New York Times Science Editor Andrew Revkin says you will never see in his newspaper.
The phone rang, and the guessing started. "Huckabee!" my sister called from the couch.
No injuries after city bus slides off road
'Universal Playgrounds,' middle school expansion get support
Education Fund Board members expressed support Wednesday for replacing the aging, wooden playground at Strawberry Park Elementary School with a playground accessible to children with disabilities.
Demong back on podium
Wednesday, January 9
Weather Service issues snow advisory; forecasts up to 10 inches
The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a snow advisory warning for Northwest Colorado and is forecasting up to 10 inches in Steamboat Springs.
The Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team lost to Moffat County High School by a score of 62-19 on Tuesday night in Craig, in both team's Western Slope League opener.
Bill Jensen, the top executive at Vail Mountain and president of Vail Resorts' mountain division, has been named chief executive officer of Intrawest ULC, the parent company of Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. Jensen will take over June 1, Intrawest officials announced in a news release Tuesday.
Moffat County boys basketball loses home opener
By the end of the first quarter, the Steamboat Springs boys basketball team held a two-point lead against home rival Moffat County High School on Tuesday night.
Soroco's Justin Iacovetto started with a win, Hayden's Coy Letlow followed suit, and despite some rust, Steamboat's Houston Mader made a solid run as high school wrestling returned to the mats last weekend after the long holiday break.
Steamboat boys win shootout in Moffat County, 53-38
By the end of the first quarter, the Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball team held a two-point lead against rival Moffat County High School on Tuesday night in Craig.
The South Routt campus of Colorado Northwestern Community College has been mostly dormant since 2003, when the campus's coordinator retired.
Scene One: Interior of darkened Steamboat Springs home. Woman lays on couch with shades drawn, a half-finished bag of potato chips, French onion dip, chocolates and a water glass full of celery next to her on the floor.
Monday, Jan. 7 12:10 a.m. A man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol during a traffic stop at Mount Werner Road and Central Park Drive.
The second regular session of the 66th Colorado General Assembly begins today, and Northwest Colorado lawmakers say it will be an eventful five months for issues affecting the Western Slope - if politics don't get in the way.
We agree with state Sen. Jack Taylor that keeping regional energy development revenues on the Western Slope will be a paramount need during this year's Legislative session.
Time to sign up for youth basketball
Council requests estimated costs of essential property repairs
The Steamboat Springs City Council is taking a measured approach to its management of the Iron Horse Inn, a property purchased last year in a deal approved by the previous council to provide affordable rental housing for city employees and others.
Tuesday, January 8
District sees modest reduction in 2007
The tri-county 14th Judicial District handled 4,993 total cases - ranging from felony prosecutions to traffic infractions - in 2007, the district's lowest total in three years.
12:52 a.m. A fight between two people was reported in the 1800 block of Ski Time Square Drive. A woman was taken to detox.
Join me as I give up fudge, pizza and cheese logs (for now)
As the winner of the 1971 Elm Drive B pizza-eating contest, this is a difficult confession for me to make. However, the sad truth is that I've been living on the plus side of the Mendoza Line ever since Thanksgiving. I'm wearing khakis with a hidden elastic waistband under the belt loops.
A weekend of dropped cell phone calls, frustration and headaches for some Steamboat Springs Verizon Wireless customers was cured after a quick dose of *228 on Monday, Verizon officials said.
The avalanche danger in the mountainous backcountry surrounding Steamboat Springs has grown from "moderate" to "considerable" in the span of three days.
Tom Gangel says his recent appointment to Lt. Gov. Barbara O'Brien's new Colorado Early Childhood Advisory Team probably wouldn't have happened 10 years ago.
Avalanche clinic in need of volunteers for weekend
After spending a day interviewing superintendent search firm candidates, the Steamboat Springs School Board voted, 3-2, on Monday to hire the Colorado Association of School Boards.
The Yampa Valley Housing Authority's touchy relationship with the city of Steamboat Springs was the topic of Monday's meeting of the Housing Authority's executive committee. It was the group's first meeting with new Housing Authority Executive Director Donna Howell.
City staff seek 'immediate direction' on inn's future at council meeting
The oft-debated future of the Iron Horse Inn could be put to rest tonight. City staff is seeking immediate direction from the City Council about what to do with the motel purchased for the purpose of providing affordable rental housing to city employees and others.
West Routt rancher says there's more work to be done
Routt County Commissioner Doug Monger wants to represent West Routt for another four years and will run for a third term in November.
Monday, January 7
A storm that brought 9 inches of heavy snow and wind gusts up to 55 mph Saturday and Sunday is forecast to continue to affect the region through this afternoon, with an additional 5 to 9 inches of accumulation possible in the city of Steamboat Springs.
Teen of the Month nominations sought
Saturday, Jan. 5
Court of Appeals: No legal wrongdoing on part of school
The 10th Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court's decision in favor of the Steamboat Springs School District in a lawsuit filed by the mother of a former student who allegedly was sexually harassed and assaulted by some of her peers.
How does an emergency department gear up for the increase of patients in winter, keeping that all-important personal approach while delivering quality care at a consistent and effective pace?
For the first time in a long time - a real long time - the suits that run the National Hockey League don't have anything to be ashamed of. The 2008 Winter Classic was exactly what the NHL needed.
University of Colorado senior inches closer to Buffs' record
If University of Colorado skier Lucie Zikova just continues to have fun, it could be a banner year for the Buffaloes senior.
School Board unsure of what superintendent contract will look like
The Steamboat Springs School Board learned in August how expensive parting ways with a superintendent can be when board members bought out former Superintendent Donna Howell's contract for $270,000.
As if the holidays weren't stressful enough, then comes along a new year and the pressure to make resolutions.
Sunday, January 6
Don't miss out on cosmic events of 2008
If you enjoy watching the skies for eclipses, meteor showers, comets and bright planets, then 2008 has plenty of celestial events to keep you busy. Here is a brief summary of some of the celestial highlights you can look forward to in the New Year:
Steamboat loses, 5-4, to Cheyenne Mountain
Sometimes a loss can be a good thing - especially when it happens to a team as green as Steamboat against a team as rugged and storied as Cheyenne Mountain.
A powerful winter storm is expected to continue dumping snow across the region today and Monday, with in-town snow accumulations forecast in the 1- to 2-foot range.
Deb Rose wore a couple of hats during Saturday's 23rd annual Steamboat Stampede.
Play around in the rugged backcountry of the Rocky Mountains long enough, and it's almost inevitable that someday you'll have to make an unexpected bivouac.
Colorado lawmakers will have their hands full in the coming weeks as they attempt to sort through the growing debate about the state's election systems.
Binetti named Optimist Teen of the Month
Racer returns to winning ways in Race to the Cup Series
Even Lynn Ott was shocked.
Joe Roberts draws a cartoon that appears weekly on the editorial page of the Sunday Pilot & Today. This is the cartoon for Jan. 6, 2008.
Can one man make a difference? When that man is Navy Lt. Jobe Galli, the answer is an unqualified "yes."
On Jan. 1 as I sat eating lunch at my favorite local eatery along the Yampa while reading Mike McCollum's Steamboat Today article "Keeping county air clean," I found myself wondering how serious the city and county are about Yampa Valley air quality. Then, I seemed to have my answer.
For the past six years, the Routt County Extension Service and the Community Agricultural Alliance have sponsored a six-night class on land stewardship. The intent of this program is to better educate newer rural landowners in the art, science and custom of living in rural Routt County.
Rosanne Iversen, MD
The Record and Jail Report for Jan. 4
Commercial spots nearly full in downtown developments
The new year will bring plenty of change to downtown Steamboat Springs, as hundreds of new residential and commercial tenants are scheduled to move into a number of mixed-use projects, and the next wave of development is scheduled to break ground.
One of the primary directives of Colorado Mountain College is to meet the needs of the community. As a comprehensive community college, the mission of CMC will always be centered on providing academic transfer programs, career and technical education, community education for personal enrichment/life-long learning, and workforce training for business and industry.
- ROSEBOROUGH, MORGAN G JR To STATZ, MIKE For SKY HITCH IV AT STAGECOACH LOT 69 - $27,800
Credit crisis, scarce inventory constrict November dollar volume
The dollar volume of November real estate transactions in Routt County was off 35 percent from sales in November 2006. Nonetheless, the $89.8 million still represents the second biggest November on record.
Strawberry Park Elementary School hosts inaugural arts festival for students
Isabel Rillos never knew art could be such hard work until the Strawberry Park Elementary School first-grader lent a hand Friday to help build a snow sculpture.
Homegrown Routt County sled-doggers set sights on sport's premier races
Tom Thurston didn't read a lot of Jack London books when he was a kid, but he's now answering the call of the wild.
To help free up Oak Creek's small police force for more traditional law enforcement duties, the police department is seeking local volunteers to help with clerical and support duties. The effort is part of the federal Volunteers in Police Service program.
My heart goes out to those who have lost loved ones in the mass murder that we saw recently in Colorado Springs.
Blanchard gains sonography certification
Interval ownership rising in area
The new year is ushering in greater emphasis on interval, or fractional, real estate sales.
National Mentoring Month highlights local need for mentors
Chance Dickerson has a simple reason for why his relationship with his Partners in Routt County mentor Cody Pryke is one of the strongest relationships in his life.
As the specter of residential development slowly envelops it, the Routt County Rifle Club is preparing to move from its 40-acre home on U.S. Highway 40 just west of Steamboat Springs city limits.
Luck is a funny thing.
Saturday, January 5
Steamboat Springs could see up to 2 feet of snow
A powerful winter storm is expected to continue dumping snow across the region Sunday and Monday, with in-town snow accumulations forecast in the 1- to 2-foot range.
Cultures from Peru to Poland will shake everything they've got at an International Dance Party today, presented by Integrated Community in conjunction with City Market. Summer Laws, executive director of Integrated Community, said the event will feature music and dance from City Market's geographically diverse employees, who she said represent more than 30 countries. The party begins at 9 p.m. today and won't end until 1 a.m. Sunday at Amante Coffee in Wildhorse Marketplace.
The athletes in the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club's Nordic combined program came away from this year's New Year's jumping events in Lake Placid, N.Y., with top results - and mixed feelings.
The holiday break was particularly tough for Steamboat Springs High School senior wrestler Houston Mader.
Presidential campaigns could flow through Steamboat
Construction cranes are remaking downtown Steamboat and the ski village, and August will see a national political convention come as close to Steamboat as it's ever going to get. Indeed, 2008 promises to be an eventful year.
Registration is now open for the adult coed volleyball league.
12:30 a.m. A man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence on Columbine Ridge.
Youth trumps experience in giant slalom at first day of NorAm races
Youth trumped experience in the men's and women's head-to-head parallel giant slalom finals Friday night under the lights at Howelsen Hill.
Former Planning Commissioner Nancy Engelken settles in
Amid many organizational changes for the city of Steamboat Springs, Nancy Engelken has been hired to fill the newly created position of community housing coordinator and will manage the city's affordable housing efforts.
Council to interview 11 planning commission hopefuls next week
Eleven people have applied for three vacancies on the Steamboat Springs Planning Commission - a body the City Council has discussed giving more authority to, and a group that proved to be fertile training ground for two recently elected council members.
Parks and Recreation expands its scope beyond town limits
Hayden town government kicked off 2008 with new faces and new construction projects, including a replacement police station and a redesign of Poplar Street.
Steamboat returns to ice with 5-1 win against Mitchell
It took all of 65 seconds Friday night for the Steamboat Springs High School hockey team to shake off the holiday break and its 1-4 start to the season.
Friday, January 4
Steamboat Springs, Hayden could see significant snowfall
Most of western Colorado is bracing for a major winter storm expected to begin dumping snow over the mountains and valleys today.
First Friday event features new works from local artists
As part of the second First Friday Art Walk, a number of galleries and art spaces will exhibit new works. Here is what the artists had to say about pieces at K. Saari Gallery and the Artists' Gallery of Steamboat.
Local avalanche forecasters fearing the worst
The Colorado Avalanche Information Center's forecast for the Steamboat Springs and Park Range area was only "moderate" Thursday, but officials are bracing for an abundant season of snowslides.
The stepping stones for North America's next crop of high-speed, world-class gate carvers are events like tonight's and Saturday's Race to the Cup Series at Howelsen Hill.
It may have been classified as a mandated 10-day break, but that description couldn't be further from the truth.
There still is time left to register for spring classes at Colorado Mountain College's Alpine Campus in Steamboat Springs. Many classes start the week of Jan. 14.
Familiarity with the terrain shouldn't be a problem when the University of Colorado Alpine ski team opens its season in Steamboat Springs on Saturday and Sunday.
4:27 a.m. A burglar alarm went off in the 700 block of Critter Court. Steamboat Springs police said everything was fine.
Steamboat tv18 advertising manager Mike Polucci has been promoted to the station's general manager.
New checkout system requires detailed tagging of all items
A new checkout system will make book lending easier for Bud Werner Memorial Library, allowing for self-checkout and scanning multiple books at one time.
Violinist and former San Antonio Symphony concertmaster Stephanie Sant'Ambrogio remembers getting her first music lesson from her father, cellist John Sant'Ambrogio, when she was 5 years old.
Edie Seffrood welcomed a new member to her family with the help of close friends Wednesday, when she gave the first birth of 2008 at Yampa Valley Medical Center.
What makes "Juno" - Jason Reitman's film about pregnant 16-year-old Juno MacGuff - so strong is that it relies on emotion and honesty, not quirky affection.
Reckless Kelly brings gritty Texas twang to MusicFest
Judging by the crowd noise on the 2006 live album, "Reckless Kelly Was Here," the Austin, Texas, roots rock quintet knows how to get an audience going.
Last week, I returned to North Carolina and spent an afternoon in my old store, a place called The Skylight Exchange that sells old books and new sandwiches.
Six days of Americana give a few opportunities for local concertgoers
When Texas music festival promoter John Dickson presented shows at the Steamboat Mountain Theater for the first time last year, he got hooked on the space.
From the Thursday, Jan. 9, 1958 edition of The Steamboat Pilot:
Bus service surpasses 1 million riders for first time
A driver shortage to start the winter season couldn't keep Steamboat Springs Transit from breaking its peak day and yearly ridership figures in 2007. The free bus service served 1,144,800 passengers in 2007, exceeding the 1 million mark for the first time with its local service.
The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club's group of cross-country ski racers at the 2008 U.S. Cross Country Championships, Tuesday through Sunday in Houghton, Mich., knew it would need the stars aligned to achieve a top-10 finish at the massive 'open' national championships, which include not only the nation's top club, college and factory teams, but also a cadre of top skiers from around the globe.
Sen. Barack Obama swept to victory in the Iowa caucuses Thursday night, pushing Hillary Rodham Clinton to third place and taking a major stride in a historic bid to become the nation's first black president.
The best honey I've ever tasted comes from a bee keeper right here in Steamboat. Pat Scokes sells to Rising Sun Ranch, which then infuses the honey with lavender buds. Whether it's doctored up with a little additional flavor or aroma like the lavender honey I enjoy, all honey will take on the aroma and flavor of the plant on which the bees feed.
Thursday, January 3
Steamboat Midget Major A team off to a 6-1 start
The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team is not Steamboat's only team of high school-aged players making progress this season.
Police cite establishments during alcohol compliance checks
Three Steamboat Springs businesses failed the most recent alcohol compliance check conducted by the Steamboat Springs Police Department.
Kerker replaces Kaspar on Colorado State Patrol staff
A new State Trooper took to the highways in Routt County on Tuesday, bringing the Steamboat Springs office of the Colorado State Patrol back to a full staff.
12:14 a.m. A disturbance was reported in the 2300 block of Mount Werner Circle, where a man and a woman, both intoxicated, were fighting. Steamboat Springs police said the incident was a verbal-only argument.
Medical transportation available for vets
The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team starts the meat of its Peak Conference schedule the same way it finished its opening conference game Dec. 21 at Pueblo County - with its back against the wall.
Steamboat man charged in connection with three stolen vehicles
A Steamboat Springs man has been charged in connection with the theft of three cars from Victory Motors of Steamboat last week, as well as the 2006 thefts of a motorcycle and an all-terrain vehicle.
Volunteers bring food distribution program to senior citizens
SHARE Colorado registration coordinator Ginny Roth sits at an empty table, her tools spread in front of her.
State legislators to weigh public comments today; Iowa holds caucuses
While the race for the White House begins in earnest today with the Iowa caucuses, the clock is ticking for Colorado officials hoping to avert an Election Day 2008 crisis in November.
Interim Steamboat Springs Postmaster Mike Evans is urging residents who have their mail delivered to a cluster box to pitch in and shovel out.
As the new year dawns, many of Steamboat Springs' youth hockey teams enter the second half of their seasons geared toward a playoff push. Most of the Steamboat Springs Youth Hockey Association squads are well poised to secure berths in their respective age-bracket tournaments by the end of the month.
Smith, Sidinger lead human services in White's stead
Routt County officials began efforts Wednesday to recruit a director for the county's Department of Human Services, a position held for 22 years by Bob White, who resigned in November.
Wednesday, January 2
Quiet holiday season for Routt County law enforcement officials
Routt County residents rang in 2008 with a walk on the mild side, law enforcement officials said Monday.
Electric co-op might raise rates by as much as 5 percent
Yampa Valley Electric Association customers may soon see rates rise 3 percent to 5 percent, according to officials from the region's energy co-op.
Craig man's devotion to fiancee deepens after vehicular accident
When Dan Floeter received the call, he expected the worst.
5:38 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers assisted Routt County Sheriff's Office deputies in assisting a motorist who was stuck in a ditch on U.S. Highway 40 near the Shop & Hop.
December's bountiful snowfall was a welcome sight for many in Steamboat Springs, but it could eventually lead to problems for some area homeowners.
In case you're already feeling guilty about New Year's resolutions - that you didn't make or keep any - I have some good news for you. New Year's resolutions are out. Passe. Bye-bye.
Free signs offered to liquor stores
In conjunction with the Youth Wellness Initiative, Grand Futures Prevention Coalition is distributing signs for liquor stores that warn customers against purchasing alcohol for youths.
Whether they were enacted by the City Council, soundly defeated at the polls by city voters, or simply talked about on city streets, a number of good ideas emerged in 2007.
Tuesday, January 1
The morning of Jan. 1 is traditionally a mulligan for those who drink too much the night before
Curing the common hangover is one of the great pursuits in amateur medical science.
World Championships Nordic combined medalist Bill Demong came from 94 seconds back in a 15K race Sunday to finish second by a stride in a foggy World Cup competition.
City Market: 'We're making do the best we can'
Steamboat Springs grocery stores are running low on some food supplies during the New Year's holiday, due to widespread road closures that began Sunday.
Sunday, Dec. 30
Tobacco "quit kits"available at VNA offices
The December 2007 snow that people in Steamboat Springs have battled and reveled in has earned a top-four ranking based on 99 years of records.
Travelers stranded by Silverthorne blizzard forced to improvise
Sunday evening was every bit a three-dog night, and I had only one warm dog. Fortunately, I had two sleeping bags and one very warm wife in the back of my SUV.
Hazardous road conditions caused mostly minor crashes
A storm that dumped windblown snow on Routt County between Sunday and Monday morning posed challenges to drivers and led to numerous accidents, but few injuries occurred, law enforcement officials said Monday.
New monitoring device to track local pollution levels
Even in rural communities like Steamboat Springs, clean mountain air can be easily dirtied with the output of modern life, Routt County Environmental Health Director Mike Zopf said.
Flights return to schedule as winter storm subsides
Operations at Yampa Valley Regional Airport returned to normal Monday, restoring holiday travel after Sunday's snowfall and wind gusts led to canceled and diverted flights that left many passengers stranded.