News for Sunday, June 15, 2008



Jail Report and The Record for June 15

The Jail Report and Record for June 15, 2008.

Editorial cartoon for June 15

Joe Roberts draws a cartoon that appears weekly on the editorial page of the Sunday Pilot & Today. This is the cartoon for June 15, 2008.

Business File for June 15

Moots hires former SmartWool vice president

Real estate transactions for June 5-10

Seller's name listed first, followed by the buyer

On the Market for June 15

May permit valuation surpasses that of 2007

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Bud Werner Memorial Library's annual program grows in popularity

A massive expansion isn't the only thing Bud Werner Memorial Library is building in the coming months. With a summer reading program themed "Building Excitement, Building Readers," library staffers also hope to inspire students to pick up a book every day of the summer.

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Charter school takes shape in McCoy

Old schoolhouse gets new life, will serve students from Toponas to Wolcott

Although its halls have been devoid of students for years, the former McCoy Public School will get a new life as a charter school next fall, serving young minds from Toponas to Wolcott.

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Farmers Market kicks off summer

Vegetable vendors sprout sales after long winter

Kelly Victory is back in Steamboat Springs for the summer - and so is the Farmers Market.

Mike Knezevich: I will miss you

I want to send out a personal thank you to all of the staff members, students, parents and community members who have supported me during the situation regarding my retention at the high school. I have loved my time working at the high school and particularly will miss my daily interaction with all of the students.

Dan Jongeling: You saved my life

I cannot express all the gratitude I have for the wonderful people of Steamboat Springs who helped me through this incident ("Quick response saves life," June 6 Steamboat Today). We had received many of the details from Rob Powers, the race announcer my wife had met at an earlier race, so we were aware of most of what had happened as was reported in the June 6 story.

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Rugby squad drops season opener

A pair of long, second-half runs Saturday solidified Vail's 31-13 rugby victory against Steamboat Springs at Steamboat Spring High School's Gardner Field.

Dan Hudspeth: More than a Coach

Some 30 years ago, I was a wayward kid who desperately needed a swift kick in the pants and mentor to look up to. Coach Meek was there for me then as he has been for more than a thousand kids on the basketball team and in the school system at Steamboat Springs High School since.

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Men's soccer misses chances, loses, 4-2

Playing one of the premier club soccer teams in the state, Steamboat Pacific fell to Pepe's of Vail, 4-2, on Saturday at the Christian Heritage School field.

Best of the Web for June 15

What a great story. I have seen Kandu and Ken at the hospital, and they bring such joy and happiness to patients, families and all the staff. Nuts For Mutts - what a hoot! Big congratulations to Kandu, Ken and all of the Heeling Friends teams. And thank you Margaret for writing such a nice piece.

Luke Graham: The Meek way

Kelly Meek's always done it his way.

Class Notes for June 15

Steamboat Springs resident Max Bomberg, son of Bryan and Karen Bomberg, has completed a gap year at Dynamy Internship Year in Worcester, Mass. Max's year included professional internships, an Outward Bound adventure challenge, community service, college accredited seminars, life coaching and other mentoring relationships.

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Coaches still jumping with joy

All-season K-68 jump living up to promises for Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club

The day seemed perfect for Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Nordic director Todd Wilson. The June sun had started to warm the crisp morning air Friday as skier after skier flew past him, barreling down the all-weather porcelain ski jump at Howelsen Hill to launch high above a brilliantly green downtown Steamboat Springs.

Joel Reichenberger: Not in Kansas anymore

It still happens almost every day. Driving around, biking around, walking around, sitting and drinking margaritas around - the circumstances change, but no matter what I'm doing, almost every day at some point I ask myself "do I really live here?"

Conservative commentary: One dead, one injured

I have always had a visceral distaste and horror of abortion. I am also a Christian. But I firmly believe you can have one without the other.

Jimmy Westlake: Summer's Swan

Vega, Deneb and Altair. These are the three bright stars marking the corners of the Summer Triangle, the most prominent star pattern of summer. Although not an official constellation, the Summer Triangle is our guide to many real constellations of summer.

Historic Routt County holds annual meeting

Awards, presentations and the introduction of a new executive director made Historic Routt County's 2008 annual meeting an exciting event. Typically held in May, to coincide with the celebration of Historic Preservation Month, the annual meeting was moved to June 12 this year to make it possible for the introduction of HRC's new Executive Director Towny Anderson.

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Job market still solid

Despite national trends, unemployment low, construction booming

By most accounts, the national job slump hasn't slammed Routt County.

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Young entrepreneur makes a splash

Parsons' company makes fishing map

Molly Parsons enjoys bossing her dad around.

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Historic Light home for sale

Pioneer retailer's home listed on historic register

The 1909 Edwardian home of pioneer Steamboat Springs retailer Francis Marion "F.M." Light goes on the market this week for $2.2 million.

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Yampa Valley growth sparks electricity concerns

Projected growth in the Yampa Valley and across the Western Slope could strain local electricity infrastructure in the not-so-distant future.

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Climbing past cancer

After battling breast cancer, Iversen prepares to summit Mount Shasta

From the moment Dr. Rosanne Iversen found a lump in her breast in January 2007, she was convinced it was cancer. It was a secret she kept for more than two months, afraid to find out the truth.

Our View: Thanks, Coach Meek

Kelly Meek's on-court accomplishments speak for themselves.

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Father, friend and coach

Steamboat Springs' Meek created success on and off the court

It's the day before the Moffat County game and Kelly Meek is holding court in the gym named for him.

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Getting ready for spring - in June

Gardening experts share tips for planting after the last frost

For local garden-lovers, it's been a long and arduous spring.

Routt County Spotlight: Genah Burditt

Genah Burditt Age: 33 Occupation: Nonprofit coordinator/educator Place of birth: Iowa City, Iowa

Housing Authority open to relationship with Steamboat 700

The board of the Yampa Valley Housing Authority expressed tentative enthusiasm Thursday for continuing discussions about how it might collaborate with the developers of Steamboat 700 to deliver work force housing to the community.