Sunday, May 31
Tiger earns award for 2nd consecutive year
Thanks to her efforts in leading a resurgent Hayden volleyball program and a trailblazing basketball team and to her strong track and field season, Holli Salazar, for the second year, is the Routt County Female Athlete of the Year.
Steamboat Springs High School 2009 graduate dominant in 3 sports for the Sailors
The first time Steamboat Springs High School basketball coach Luke DeWolfe led the Sailors in the summer, senior Alex Wood made him feel much better about following in the large shadow of former coach Kelly Meek.
Winter's last stand was fading quickly Wednesday.
12:44 a.m. A drunken pedestrian was reported at Sixth Street and Lincoln Ave. Steamboat Springs police said the man was gone on arrival.
To the Steamboat Pilot & Today Editorial Board: We wish to thank you for the opportunity to serve as community representatives on the Editorial Board.
The first writers on "community" underscored the importance of reciprocity, the notion that "you get what you give."
Occupancy for mountain towns increases in April
Believe it or not, bears haven't always been so commonplace in Steamboat Springs. But the city's rapid growth during the past 15 years and our continued encroachment into bear habitat has resulted in increased encounters with our ursine neighbors.
Seller's name listed first, followed by the buyer
June 1 deadline approaches for residents to appeal tax valuation notices
The number of appeals of property tax valuations received by the office of Routt County Assessor Mike Kerrigan almost has doubled in the seven days since May 20. Kerrigan says he still hasn't seen the high volume of appeals he originally anticipated, but that doesn't mean it still won't happen before the June 1 deadline.
The following is a list of people booked into the Routt County Jail on suspicion of the listed charges. The arresting agency is listed in parentheses.
Friends and family packed the high school's gymnasium, including the upper viewing area, to honor the 122-member Class of 2009. The ceremony included several more speakers in addition to Gay, including valedictorian Charlie Stoddard, along with recognition of more than $340,000 in scholarships and the presentation of diplomas.
I've always liked rainy days.
Jonathan Mellor, a senior at Steamboat Springs High School, has been named the Rotary Student of the Month for May.
With sustainability efforts and a reduced use of pesticides and water, Haymaker Golf Course is hoping to make a name in environmental sustainability as it protects wetland areas across the course to support native species.
11-year-old winner Ian Weibel to race at national competition in Ohio
Ian Weibel maintained a head-down racing position to win the Yampa Valley Soap Box Derby on May 23, earning a place at the All-American Soap Box Derby championship in Ohio at the end of July.
When Marilyn McCaulley picked up crocheting for the first time this winter, she couldn't have imagined the volunteer craft effort her hobby would become.
Occupation: Records/evidence manager, Routt County Sheriff's Office
The Steamboat real estate market put out some green shoots of its own in April, chalking up the greatest volume in terms of dollars and units sold in 2009. Bruce Carta, of Land Title Guarantee Co., reports 38 units sold in April accounting for $27 million.
One Steamboat Place notches a milestone
The year of the crane has come to a conclusion at One Steamboat Place. The two yellow construction cranes at the 80-unit luxury condominium project at the base of Steamboat Ski Area were disassembled May 20 to 22.
Yampatika's summer programs provide children with hands-on opportunities to explore their natural surroundings. Each program is theme-based and designed to inspire environmental stewardship through education. This summer's themes include Recycling and Beyond, Legends of the Yampa Valley, and Winged Wonders. New for 2009, Wilderness Pioneers is offered for youths ages 12 to 14. This program will teach wilderness ethics and Leave No Trace practices, ending with a pack-in, pack-out overnight trip. Programs are offered for children ages 5 to 14 and run from June 29 to Aug. 14. Yampatika has need-based scholarships available, thanks to the Craig-Scheckman Family Foundation. For details, go to www.yampatika.org or call 871-9151.
To think, Patrick Deneen was almost not even here. But Deneen, 21, has used the past two years to go from afterthought to potential favorite at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver.
Graduation is a time to ponder the future and celebrate the past. Like so many others, Steamboat Springs High School graduate Peter Daley celebrated the successful completion of his high school career with friends and family Saturday.
With less money available from their overseeing commissions and local government, Routt County law enforcement agencies are looking for grants from state and national organizations to fund day-to-day operations and special enforcement programs.
RIP, Benita. You have been such an inspiration for this community, a wonderful example of community activism and dedication. It has been a pleasure to know you all these years.
I am very pleased with all the press about the upcoming Yampa Valley Electric Association Board of Directors election.
Steamboat Springs mainstay needs strong year to avoid downsizing
Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series board members have decided to hold firm to a 10-week, 20-performance schedule that begins next month, while offering a heavily discounted season pass for locals to encourage attendance and hoping for a strong season that ropes a return to historic funding levels.
Ski Corp. official to focus on air program, marketing
The airline program, the Winter Olympics and marketing efforts make up some of the largest blips on Andy Wirth's radar these days.
The online version of the May 17 commentary about the 1773 Club ("Reliving 1773") drew a lot of comments that deserve to be addressed.
The Women's Financial Network has planned its first local workshop, "How Money Works," for this week. Events are Monday in Steamboat Springs and Tuesday in Hayden. It's free, and no men are allowed, said Pam Landy, the network's regional coordinator.
Saturday, May 30
7-acre spot has tracks for adults, children
The Stokes Gulch Motocross Track officially opens Monday across from the Hayden Speedway, thanks to the visions of Mike Andrews.
School's alternative approach garners positive results
At some point while attending Steamboat Springs High School, Josie Pacana stopped enjoying it. So for her senior year, she transferred to Yampa Valley School, which offers students a second chance in an alternative educational environment.
When I show up at a community picnic or a business luncheon, I typically push myself outside my comfort zone and sit down next to someone I don't recognize.
Steamboat resident Chris Baumann gives team a boost
Ask Gentlemen of Aspen rugby player and Steamboat Springs resident Chris Baumann about today's Division I Final Four, and the normally soft-spoken giant doesn't mince words. Aspen should and will win the title, Baumann said.
I love star lore. The legends and stories attached to the stars carry us back centuries or even millennia and tell us not only about the stars, but also about the stargazers of old.
Council sprouted from Green Team to expand leadership
The Yampa Valley Sustainability Council evolved out of a citizen committee known as the Green Team, established by the city of Steamboat Springs in 2005.
1:38 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a disturbance in the 1000 block of Walton Creek Road, where two intoxicated men reportedly were yelling at each other. Officers mediated the situation.
Historic Routt County hosts informal plein air painting sessions from 8 a.m. to noon today and June 6.
The towns of Yampa and Oak Creek face a shared difficulty - how to police on a budget. At the Oak Creek Town Board meeting Thursday night, town trustees said they would be willing to discuss the option of sharing a community service officer.
The Steamboat Springs School District's staff voted, 175-13, to accept a proposal Thursday from the district's Collaborative Bargaining Team that would grant them salary step increases but not increase their base salaries.
The weekend schedule for the inaugural Steamboat All Arts Festival is beginning to take shape, as local arts and culture organizations jump on board for the four-day festival of performances, workshops and art opportunities.
With about a month to go before wildland fire season is expected to kick into high gear, a collection of local forest workers, firefighters and others participated in a wildland firefighting refresher course Friday put on by the U.S. Forest Service.
From the Friday, June 1, 1934, edition of The Steamboat Pilot:
Friday, May 29
Vail hopes to boost business, tourism with longer runway
One of Aspen's biggest resort competitors is undertaking a $22 million runway expansion so it can accommodate more commercial airline flights during winters and summers.
Development manager: Smaller people-mover lift still on track for Wildhorse Meadows
Hours before a scheduled public hearing Thursday, Intrawest declined to fund a share of a $7 million high-speed people-mover gondola that was to have been a collaboration with Resort Ventures West, developers of Wildhorse Meadows.
The Steamboat Springs Planning Commission gave its strong blessing Thursday night to a bundle of amendments that will pave the way for taller, denser and more predictable developments at the base of Steamboat Ski Area.
Throughout the run-up to last year's presidential election, there was little attention paid outside of legal circles to whom candidate Barack Obama might select to sit on the Supreme Court if given the opportunity.
The Craig Chamber of Commerce board conducted a special meeting Wednesday morning to discuss issues surrounding the organization's executive director and her handling of a contentious bid award.
Capsule reviews of films opening this week:
2005 Steamboat grad, now CSU junior, makes regional all-star team
In only his fourth season playing competitive rugby, Charlie Pappas - a 2005 Steamboat Springs High School graduate and junior at Colorado State University - made the Western United States All-Star rugby team.
The most memorable show of Troy "Dikki Du" Carrier's musical life came a little early.
If five people show up to see Texas country singer Aaron Watson play at Ghost Ranch Saloon on Sunday, he's willing to guarantee those five people one of the best shows they've ever seen.
Workforce Center instead has resources for unemployed
The Colorado Workforce Center was in a bind. How do you host a job fair when there are no jobs available? The solution, said employment specialist Brian Bradbury, was the Routt County Summer Resource Fair, with information and services available for the unemployed.
Soroco High School star to take shot at college basketball
Soroco High School's Sarajane Rossi spurned offers from smaller colleges and opportunities in track and field to walk on to the girls basketball program at Mesa State College in Grand Junction in the fall.
SSHS graduation is 2 p.m. Saturday
Chrissy Ford and Ben Paley wanted to do something practical for their senior project. And they wanted to do something green. They decided to study the feasibility of using wind energy to produce electricity for lifts at the ski area.
12:17 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers arrested a 25-year-old Steamboat Springs woman on suspicion of driving while ability impaired and speeding after a traffic stop at Pine Grove Road and Rollingstone Drive.
Quintero's, a Mexican restaurant that opened in December 2007 in Hayden, closed its doors Thursday.
Thursday, May 28
Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp event scheduled for June 19-21
Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp has announced the lineup for its 2009 New Works Festival, scheduled for June 19 to 21. Tickets for all New Works Festival performances are $15 and will be available June 1, according to a news release.
City manager's condition improves to "fair" in California hospital
Reached by telephone in his hospital room Thursday, Roberts described the weekend accident that concluded with his successfully dodging a 30-foot building, only to get tangled in TV antennae on top of it. The city manager is now listed in fair condition.
Drew Jenrich, state DOW net fish 75 minutes after it was hooked
Drew Jenrich was giving his new fly rod a test drive on Thursday morning at Casey's Pond, hoping for a rainbow trout, when a telltale tug on his line turned out to be something very different.
Under a Blood Red Sky goes for authenticity in tribute
On June 5, 1983, U2 delivered an epic live show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. The concert became cemented in Billy "Bono" Bunting's mind - and eventually led to him fronting the U2 tribute band Under a Blood Red Sky, which plays at 9 p.m. today at Ghost Ranch Saloon. Tickets are $15 at the door.
The eighth-grade red Steamboat Youth Lacrosse team has now done what no other Steamboat team has. The team won the eighth-grade A division for the first time in the six-year history of the Steamboat Classic Lacrosse Tournament.
Local donors help fund improvement
Baseball coach Dave Roy has been pounding the pavement since the fall looking for help. But he discovered during the winter that he didn't have to walk too far to find support in the community of Steamboat Springs.
I've lived in Steamboat Springs only seven years, but it's been long enough to witness incredible growth in our arts community. Just the past few years have seen an explosion of new gallery spaces in downtown Steamboat.
When Steamboat Springs High School junior Genna Bradley started diving her freshman year, winning a state title was classified under her "wildest dreams."
Auden Schendler to tell stories from green revolution at Bud Werner Memorial Library
So you want to join the sustainability revolution. A first step might be to replace regular light bulbs with compact fluorescent lamps, or use cloth bags instead of plastic at the supermarket.
Tuesday, May 26
The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association's lodging barometer, in a forecast for the coming weekend, projects 3,500 fewer visitors than corresponding dates last year. The barometer measures occupied pillows at lodgings across Steamboat.
Law enforcement issues on agenda for tonight's meeting
The Oak Creek Town Board tonight will review input from Routt County commissioners and residents about the possibility of resurrecting the Oak Creek police force, as the town continues its search for a permanent law enforcement solution.
Eric Purvis worked at ski area, coached for Winter Sports Club
Navy Lt. Cmdr. Eric Purvis, a former Steamboat Springs resident, was among five people killed in a Navy helicopter crash May 19.
Burglary and recent break-in attempt leads owner to ask for help
The owner of The Click skate shop is offering a $500 reward for information after an attempted break-in Tuesday morning left the store's front window pocked with holes.
In "The Space Between," mixed media artist Ashley Benton wants to widen the gap between what's real and what's imagined.
Draft not likely for next week
Hayden's home rule process might take longer than expected. The first draft of the charter is going through lawyers, Town Manager Russ Martin said, and they've suggested changes and deletions.
City attorney does not expect to seek jail time
A Craig Police Department officer delivered Francisco Reina's municipal court summons Wednesday morning, less than 12 hours after city officials decided to prosecute the former candidate for spending too much of his own money in the city election last month.
Wednesday, May 27
City manager continuing to improve after Saturday skydiving accident
Steamboat Springs City Manager Jon Roberts remained in serious condition Wednesday at Loma Linda University Medical Center in California, but family members said they continue to see steady signs of improvement.
New regulations would allow taller, denser development at the base of Steamboat Ski Area
The highest allowable height at the base of the Steamboat Ski Area would increase from 67 feet to 105 feet under proposed changes to be considered by the Steamboat Springs Planning Commission on Thursday.
Former council candidate spent 3 times campaign limit
The Craig City Council voted, 6-0, Tuesday to recommend the city attorney prosecute a former council candidate for spending more money than was allowed on his campaign for the April election.
Thank you for your interest in Yampa Valley Electric Association. The product of Brandon Gee's efforts on May 3 ("Struggle with power") identified the candidates, and your editorial May 10 ("Power to the people") should create participation among the association's membership as they choose between economic stability or embrace change on June 20.
A new dance craze is sweeping Routt County, and it's called "The Flowerpot Shuffle." No fancy footwork or music is required. Just grab the nearest flowerpot and you'll be ready to go.
JoAnne Hilton-Gabeler's position as director of curriculum and instruction for the Steamboat Springs School District was eliminated in the proposed 2009-10 budget.
Steamboat Springs mountain bike racer Brad Bingham made it three-for-three Sunday afternoon by winning his division of the Mountain States Cup's third start, on a wet, slippery and somewhat technical cross-country course in Angel Fire, N.M.
Starting Thursday evening, the Strawberry Park Elementary School Parent Teacher Information Committee will host Spring into Summer, a carnival and fundraiser to benefit the school.
Monday, May 25 12:35 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a suspicious incident in Lithia Springs Park on 13th Street.
Snowpack levels much lower than last year, average
Recent rain may lead to fluctuating streamflows this week, but the Yampa and Elk rivers already have peaked and are trending downward, according to the National Weather Service. Jeff Colton, a meteorologist with the weather service in Grand Junction, said both rivers peaked last week, on May 21.
Police arrest 4 individuals on theft and related charges
Four suspects in what police are calling a "Jamaican lottery scam" case appear in court today and Thursday for status conferences.
Routt County unemployment ballooned to 7.6 percent in April, the latest in a stream of troubling and disheartening economic news for Northwest Colorado.
Investigations of city manager's skydiving accident under way
Steamboat Springs City Manager Jon Roberts' condition continues to improve in a California hospital after a Saturday skydiving accident that is under investigation.
Chemicals and 6 plants, 2 ounces of dried marijuana seized
Routt County Sheriff's Office deputies seized six marijuana plants, 62.8 grams (2.2 ounces) of dried marijuana and 10 samples of chemicals during a raid on a house east of Hayden on Thursday and Friday.
Anna Roder performs senior recital today
The day after her senior violin recital, Anna Roder will catch a plane to Europe to spend two weeks with family. Then, she'll head back to Steamboat Springs for one day before she leaves for music school, which she's starting eight weeks early.
Tuesday, May 26
A one-car rollover on Colorado Highway 131 left two women with minor injuries Tuesday evening.
Higher-education champion and Routt County native worked with CMC for decades
Benita Bristol, a Routt County native and higher education advocate who worked with Colorado Mountain College for decades, died Monday after an illness. She was 87.
A Rocky Mountain Youth Corps worker injured Thursday is expected to make a full recovery, Corps Executive Director Gretchen Van De Carr said Tuesday. Colin Davidson, 20, of St. Clair, Mich., had worked with the corps since March.
Laura Wait's show, "Counterplay," focuses on shapes of words and images from chess
Laura Wait's show, "Counterplay," focuses on shapes of words and images from chess.
Investigators said no arrests yet related to Thursday raid near Hayden
During the Thursday raid at a residence east of Hayden, officers confiscated six marijuana plants, an undisclosed amount of cured marijuana and some chemicals that investigators will turn over to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation for analysis.
Most restaurant owners said they'd participate in the weeklong event again
The Steamboat event included weeklong specials at 14 restaurants. Some saw a slight uptick, but others said it didn't drive much traffic. A second week is scheduled for fall.
Advance tickets on sale for Strawberry Park fundraiser
The sky was overcast. Rain fell from gray clouds. But the weather didn't dampen the significance of Monday's Memorial Day ceremony.
The stories of remarkable lives are waiting to be rediscovered
Editor's note: Tom Ross is off for the Memorial Day holiday. This column originally was published in May 2003.
Australian kayaker wins 4th Paddling Life title
For a few moments, the announcers at Monday's Paddling Life Pro Invitational pretended they wouldn't reveal the winner of the women's portion of the competition. The ruse didn't last long. Australian Tanya Faux won her fourth overall victory in the fourth-annual event.
City manager in California hospital after skydiving accident
City manager's condition is improving at a California hospital after a skydiving accident Saturday.
Commission members want to hear from residents
Hayden residents have a chance to speak up about the town's future at a hearing Wednesday.
Jim Swiggart didn't have to look to confirm that the U.S. Tennis Association's Intermountain Section 12-year-old Memorial Day tennis tournament was a success.
Local football player verbally commits to west coast university
Steamboat Springs High School junior quarterback Austin Hinder verbally committed to the University of California-Berkeley on Monday.
Sunday, May 24
Barely a few sounds could be heard over a gathering of more than 200 people at Craig Cemetery on Monday morning. Only the flat caws of crows, soft wails from a baby and piercing squeaks from a large American flag being raised to half-mast were cast over the crowd.
Steamboat Springs police and Colorado State Patrol officers arrested 12 people on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs this weekend.
Broad blueprint for conservation could save cash for taxpayers
Local water and sustainability experts hope to help residents save money and the environment. They're sharing a wide-ranging water conservation plan with the public this week. Their first goal is to slash peak water use in the Steamboat Springs area by 10 percent by 2015.
Monday, May 25
Ghost Ranch venue rocks big opening weekend
Blues-laden soul, punk and early rock 'n' roll were among the styles covered in Ghost Ranch Saloon's opening weekend, with sets from The Informants, Tony Furtado, Agent Orange, the Amputators and Missed the Boat.
Nationally recruited SSHS quarterback picks California school
Steamboat Springs High School junior quarterback Austin Hinder- listed as the second-ranked quarterback and No. 84 prospect overall by www.rivals.com - verbally committed to the University of California-Berkeley on Monday. The 6-foot-5 Hinder said his ties to the Cal program played a big role in the choice.
School almost is out for the summer, and that means many older adults are expecting visits from grandchildren.
It's a simple thing - wearing a poppy, and yet more than a colorful accessory, the small red flower pinned to a hat or a shirt collar reminds us. It is Memorial Day. We are called upon to come to a stop, to understand why and how we can enjoy so much. The day has been declared a national holiday. The calendar is marked accordingly, we make our plans for outings with family and friends, but a deeper and louder voice comes from within.
Memorial Day events
Strbuck has placed boxes at post offices, library for old American flags
Old Glory is entitled to a respectful retirement when she gets tattered or torn, and Boy Scout Leo Starbuck is trying to make sure each worn-out flag receives a proper send-off.
Barry Smith has paddled a kayak in each of the Yampa River Festival kayak slalom competition's 29 years.
Although the prep season has wrapped up, it's hard not to look at the 2008-09 year and think about some of the accomplishments. It gave us great performances from Hayden, Steamboat and Soroco athletes and teams. Several athletes won state titles, including Kylee Swiggart and Sara Bearss in tennis and Cole Worsley in swimming.
Saturday, May 23
American Legion offers transport to VA services
With such nice weather lately, it's tempting to get outside and start planting vegetables in your garden right away.
Yampa Valley Medical Center presents Taking Care of Me, its free monthly family health program at 6 p.m. June 1 in Conference Room 1. The topic is "Memory Loss and Diabetes: Is There a Link?" Emmalie Conner, of the Alzheimer's Association, will be the presenter.
Moffat County High School's graduation ceremony was all about movement. The students filed into the school gymnasium Saturday in pairs, a girl in white and a boy in blue. Paparazzi parents snapped photos, and the crowd sent forth whoops and hollers for their favorite graduates.
Lisa Balstad recently was awarded the Graduate Realtor Institute designation, according to a news release. Balstad, who sells real estate for Re/Max, About You LLC, has been selling real estate now for nearly three years.
Sunday, May 24
Hundreds gather Sunday afternoon for memorial service near Slopeside Grill
Chris Corna was a charmer - a lover of animals and Tom Petty, a great teacher, a tireless adventurer and a heck of a businessman, his friends and family members said.
Steamboat Springs City Manager Jon Roberts was hurt in a skydiving accident Saturday near Perris, Calif. He was listed in serious condition Sunday night at Loma Linda Hospital in Loma Linda, Calif.
Sandie Ihlenfeldt was the unwitting host to quite a party at her house Tuesday. As she was away from her home on Mark Twain Lane on Tuesday night, a guest broke through a screened window into her home and ate a dessert she had made earlier in the day.
Price change good only for the next three sales at complex
Paul Franklin, developer of The Olympian at Fifth and Yampa streets, is testing his hypothesis that interested buyers in his downtown luxury condo building can be motivated to get in the game with a 20 percent price discount.
The thousands of acres of dying evergreen trees in Northwest Colorado represent a tremendous timber resource, but let's face it: Lodgepole pine doesn't always get the respect it deserves.
Local train station has been through many phases
In 1906, big-name members of the Steamboat Springs community started an effort to bring a railroad to town. By January 1909, the first passenger train on the Moffat Road had come through town; six months later, the station was ready for full-time use.
Like most people growing up, Ben Custer wanted to score the goals. Now, the eighth-grader does whatever he can to stop them. Ben, who started playing goalie in sixth grade because no one else wanted to, has been doing double duty for the eighth-grade Steamboat Youth Lacrosse teams.
Carl Ramunno spent about 18 months in Korea during the Korean War. What he learned there would be the guiding force behind the rest of his life.
Resource fair is Thursday; networking group starts June 8
About a year ago Friday, the Steamboat Today classifieds section offered 142 job listings, 67 percent more than this year. That isn't a tally of total available jobs, however. Several of those listings advertised multiple jobs - 26 with the Steamboat Springs School District, for example.
L.R. Rist, supervisor of the White River national forest, spent 10 days at the CCC camp near Yampa last week.
A 2005 Lowell Whiteman School graduate was awarded for his work in Georgetown University's American Studies Program. Jordan Gray, who recently graduated from Georgetown, was given the Durkin Prize from the school.
1:37 a.m. During a traffic stop at Sixth and Pine streets, Steamboat Springs Police Department officers arrested a 30-year-old Hayden man on charges of driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license, possessing an open container and disregarding a stop sign.
Just one campground in the Routt National Forest will be available for Memorial Day weekend.
I recently attended "Class Acts!" at the Strings Music Pavilion. It was one of the most enjoyable music events I have ever attended. Alpin Hong, the very talented musician, spent a week rehearsing with youths from all over Routt and Moffat counties to put on this show. His enthusiasm and talent made a big impression on the aspiring young musicians. Many hours of hard work went into this concert, and the results were outstanding.
Your editorial last Sunday ("Power to the people," May 10 Pilot & Today) encouraging people to vote in the upcoming Yampa Valley Electric election for directors was right on the mark. As a cooperative, YVEA is owned and controlled by the customers, because every customer is a member. I strongly encourage everyone to mail back the ballot they will be receiving at the end of this month. The only effort voting entails is a check mark and a postage stamp.
It must have been hard for friends and family of Clinton Koler to hold back tears Saturday morning when he walked across the stage at Soroco High School in Oak Creek to collect his high school diploma.
K to the 8th Power sold to Connections Academy on May 6
A Baltimore-based company has bought K to the 8th Power, a Steamboat Springs location-neutral business.
Krista Halsnes wasn't sure how she'd react under the glitz and glamour of the cameras and lights.
Elementary school children given presentations for Emergency Services Week
Steamboat Springs Police Officer Josh Carrell slapped his handcuffs on 10-year-old Oscar Gilbert on Thursday morning. No, Oscar wasn't under arrest. He was merely the lucky volunteer chosen from the group of Soda Creek Elementary School fourth-graders for the first presentation of Emergency Services Week.
Steamboat Springs' Sarah Hamilton's run to the finals of the freestyle portion of last year's Paddling Life Pro Kayaking Invitational was, to say the least, unexpected.
The heart beats fast just standing on a boulder on the shore of the Yampa, riverboard in hand. It feels like a locomotive in the chest after jumping into the chilly waters - board leading the way - and rises to the throat even faster than water fills a wetsuit as body and board turn to head down river.
County approves exemption for communications department
The countywide hiring freeze was thawed slightly this week as Routt County commissioners voted unanimously to allow a hiring freeze exemption for the communications department. The commissioners said they also would be willing to hear future freeze exemption requests that relate to public safety.
Soroco High School commencement speaker Sam McLeod said the size of the crowd at Saturday's graduation ceremony was a testament to how much the 2009 senior class meant to the entire community.
Simon Levi Guthrie, 30, Steamboat Springs - Pattern of racketeering (Routt County Sheriff's Office)
Dr. Savage ("Disputing Krugman," May 20 Steamboat Today) is correct in saying, "some of the critical aspects of the models have been proved wrong, thus invalidating the models in his judgment." Modeling the climate is not an exact science, and the model needs to be adjusted every year after the data is gathered. The data from 2008 places it in the top 10 of highest recorded temperatures. So, 12 of the highest recorded average temperatures have occurred in the past 14 years. The model from one year ago would be much more desirable than the current model. The 2008 data strays far from the model of 2007, for the worse.
We are writing in response to a derogatory letter about school bus safety ("School bus safety," Krista Andress) printed in the May 13 Steamboat Pilot & Today.
Local dogsledder Krista Halsnes featured in documentary
Steamboat Springs teen Krista Halsnes stars in firm about dog-sledding. Click on the headline to see a clip from the movie.
Dan Piano was the last kayaker into the rushing water of the Yampa River on Saturday during the Yampa River Festival's kayak rodeo.
Leaders across industries speak about their contributions to the community
This year's Economic Summit was all about optimism. Speakers focused on it, sessions revolved around it and participants exuded it.
It's that time of year.
A Texas-style restaurant is scheduled to open this year at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel. The restaurant will serve items including chicken-fried steak and hamburgers, co-owner Scott Terzick said.
Seller's name listed first, followed by the buyer
Intrawest CEO Bill Jensen used plain language last week to describe his company's future in resort real estate while participating in a panel discussion at the annual convention of the National Ski Areas Association in Marco Island, Fla.
Saturday, May 23
Officers say marijuana, suspicious chemicals found; no arrests made
A search of a home just east of Hayden along U.S. Highway 40 netted six marijuana plants, an undisclosed amount of cured marijuana and some suspicious chemicals and liquids Friday, Routt County Sheriff's Office investigators said.
Steamboat Springs athletes help boost revival of Aspen squad
This is right where the Gentlemen of Aspen Division I rugby team expected to be.
Carol Till has been involved with the American Society of Botanical Artists for years, but it wasn't until she started working on a new art exhibit - "RARE: Imperiled Plants of Colorado" - that she realized the educational impact the group could have.
The season flew past coach Scott Lewer faster than the finals of the 100-meter dash, but not before the 50 members of the Steamboat Springs Middle School track team made an impression.
$7.3M budget doesn't include base salary boost for employees
In the midst of a recession, the South Routt School Board on Thursday approved step increases for eligible employees.
Thursday, May 21
Board members pleased with lack of cuts that directly affect students
Despite a dip in funding from the Education Fund Board and mapping the financial future of the Steamboat Springs School District in a tumultuous economic year, a budget was drafted for the 2009-10 school year without major program or staff cuts.
As part of its settlement agreement with the Steamboat Pilot & Today, the Steamboat Springs School District on Thursday released the transcript from an illegal executive session held by a previous School Board in January 2007.
Local group, planned for more than a year, will open in June
The Boys & Girls Clubs of America, a 139-year-old institution, will open a branch in Steamboat Springs next month, giving local students an alternative for summer activities and an after-school club during the school year.
A listing of Memorial Day weekend events and services in Routt County
The Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs will be swarming with children this weekend.
There still is plenty of opportunity for those hoping to throw their name in for the Steamboat Marathon.
Worker hit by falling tree out of intensive care unit
April numbers show 1.6 percentage point increase from March
Routt County's unemployment rate increased from 6 percent in March to 7.6 percent in April. "That's quite a jump," said Brian Bradbury, an employment specialist at the Colorado Workforce Center. It could reflect an adjustment from ski season to mud season in the area, he acknowledged.
Friday, May 22
Number represents increase of 1.6 percentage points from March to April
The number pushes Routt above the state unemployment rate of 7.4 percent and represents a 1.6 percentage point increase from March to April. The sharp increase could represent the switch from ski season to mud season, employment specialist Brian Bradbury acknowledged.
Animal also had two spines, Steamboat Veterinary Hospital worker said
A seven-legged calf was born Thursday afternoon at Steamboat Veterinary Hospital.
Veterans across Routt County will hold events remembering their fellow servicemen and servicewomen this Memorial Day weekend, including services conducted by the three Routt County American Legion posts.
Concert calendar for May 22
A little more than four months ago, Steamboat Springs High School students Connor Birch, Jake Supple and Max Shoffner decided to enter a student band competition at Olympian Hall.
You have to hand it to the Steamboat Springs annual Teen Battle of the Bands: The thing runs smoothly.
Jazz base, jam branches get bar crowds moving
Springdale Quartet drummer Greg Russell and bassist Jordan Roos have been making music together for a while now.
As part of an effort to give our readers more frequent, relevant and up-to-date news about the art, music, dance, theater, nightlife and more in the Yampa Valley, the Steamboat Pilot & Today will be moving away from the weekly arts section format we have used for years.
Clinton Koler joins Soroco High School class for Saturday's ceremony
When Clinton Koler walks across the Soroco High School gymnasium stage Saturday, he'll accomplish something his mother was told wouldn't be possible. Koler will be joined in his jaunt across the stage by Tatum Lombardi, one of his best friends. And he'll have no shortage of fans - wherever he goes in South Routt County, people know Koler and are drawn to him.
Event offers recreation and awareness on the Yampa
This is Peter Van De Carr's 25th year running the Yampa River Festival. Aside from a love of the water and its uses, Van De Carr said his motivation to keep coming back is basic: "Well, it's fun, that's the only reason I do it. If it wasn't fun, I wouldn't do it," he said.
Ghost Ranch Saloon hosts variety of bands for 1st weekend
More than a year after owners announced plans to bring a new music venue to Steamboat Springs, Ghost Ranch Saloon opens its doors to the stage-hungry public. The project's scope has ballooned since co-owners Jean Sagouspe and Amy Garris first laid out their vision for a fully equipped, hard-rocking nightspot.
Patti Yung's friends tossed around a few names for the benefit party they were planning. Each option had its merits, but one - "Love Wildly" - stood out. "That's Patti. That's hers and that's her. She is a person with great abandon," said Jim Steinberg, a longtime friend, former co-worker and fellow professional photographer.
How can any of us put a price on agriculture? Is it simply producing food for the world we live in? Is it a stabilizing force in our economy in turbulent times? Is it a source of stewarding the land for the rest of us to enjoy?
Daniel Levine to business owners: Market to customer's values
Travelers want vacations that have meaning, Daniel Levine told audiences Thursday at the Economic Summit. Levine, an international trends expert with AvantGuide Institute, offered insight and encouragement to businesspeople.
Construction possible in July at River Creek Park
People who enjoy walking, cycling and inline skating on the Yampa River Core Trail could have more of the popular path to explore by late summer or early fall.
November's half-cent sales tax renewal allows sharing of revenue
For the first time, the Hayden School Board accepted gifts from the Education Fund Board on Wednesday night. Until last November, funding generated from Steamboat Springs' half-cent sales tax for education was dedicated only to city schools.
Decreased sales tax revenue cuts hours by 10 percent in Hayden
Reduced sales tax income will force the town of Hayden to implement a furlough plan for its employees, Town Manager Russ Martin said.
Former Bronco, toy maker encourage pursuit of passions
Former Denver Broncos player Karl Mecklenburg's speech closed out the 14th annual Economic Summit. The Steamboat Springs Economic Development Council, a subcommittee of the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association, put on the event.
For most of the year, the trails inside the Marabou Ranch preservation subdivision near Steamboat Springs are off limits to local mountain bikers.
The Steamboat Springs Youth Soccer Association kicked off its club season during the weekend with the Grand Mesa Invitational Tournament in Grand Junction.
One thing the Paddling Life Pro Invitational hasn't delivered in its first three years of existence is unexpected results.
Wednesday, May 20
City to host Rita Valentine conceptual plan meeting
By defending the rights of the citizens of Steamboat Springs to be informed about what members of a previous Steamboat Springs School Board were illegally discussing in secret in January 2007, the Steamboat Pilot & Today upheld the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution in the manner envisioned by the founders of our country.
Thursday, May 21
Medical official hesitant to release more details of Corna's death
The Westchester County, N.Y., medical examiner reiterated Thursday his confidence that Slopeside Grill owner Chris Corna's death was a suicide.
Nationally touted QB and Steamboat junior plans to make decision in next month
The recruiting circus that has surrounded Steamboat Springs High School junior quarterback Austin Hinder could be coming to a close.
Decreased sales tax revenue means 10 percent reduction in hours
Town expects to receive $300,000 less in sales tax revenue this year, Town Manager Russ Martin said. Town Hall will be closed Friday afternoons starting next month.
Daniel Levine encourages business owners to market to customers' values
Daniel Levine offers advice to businesses during opening morning session at Economic Summit.
Students, parents attend information session at high school
Carl Steele wants to be a radiologist. The Steamboat Springs High School junior needed some information about applying to colleges, so he and about 20 other students attended an hourlong college application seminar Wednesday afternoon that provided an overview of the entire process.
Police, State Patrol will set up multiple Memorial Day checks
Between 16 and 20 police officers will be manning multiple checkpoints Saturday night as the Steamboat Springs Police Department and the Colorado State Patrol team up for a Memorial Day sobriety check.
12:21 a.m. Routt County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to a report of a verbal argument in the 27000 block of Brandon Circle.
The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association advises parents to look at school immunization requirements and recommendations. Some colleges require meningococcal vaccine for entering freshmen. Other recommended vaccines include hepatitis A and HPV for females only. Other school requirements for fall 2009 are as follows: Tdap for students entering sixth and 10th grade and for students who did not previously receive a Tdap in seventh, eighth, 11th or 12th grade. DTaP; polio; varicella, or chicken pox; and MMR are required for students entering kindergarten. Additional immunizations may be required if your child is not up to date. VNA provides immunizations for children at a cost of free to $14. For more information, call 879-1632.
Colorado is better off than other areas, Susan Kirkpatrick said
The leader of Colorado's Department of Local Affairs painted a picture Wednesday of where the state is and where it hopes to go amid recession.
White, Baumgardner review legislative session in Centennial Hall meeting
State Sen. Al White said Wednesday that legislation passed this year is just the beginning of a plan to rehab the state's aging roads and bridges. The Funding Advancement for Surface Transportation and Economic Recovery legislation will increase vehicle registration fees to generate $252 million for transportation projects.
Wolf Mountain Ranch easement aided by $300K in county funds
A group of partners have joined forces to conserve more than 1,600 acres of working agriculture land and critical environmental habitat in West Routt County. The land on Wolf Mountain Ranch will be permanently precluded from development.
Consumers must regain confidence, Steidtmann said at summit
Consumers will drive the recovery of the U.S. economy, Carl Steidtmann said Wednesday at the Economic Summit.
As was reported in Tuesday's newspaper, the Steamboat Springs School Board voted, 4-1, during its Monday night meeting to accept a lawsuit settlement offer from the Steamboat Pilot & Today. The board's vote brought an end to an unfortunate but entirely preventable episode grounded squarely in the democratic principles of open government.
From high school and college students to bankers and local Rotary Club members, the Routt County United Way's 13th annual Day of Caring brought out more than 150 volunteers Wednesday.
Hayden's Holli Salazar has made quite an impression in Pueblo. Turns out the south-central Colorado city made an impression on Salazar, too. Hayden's accomplished senior will attend Colorado State University-Pueblo next year on a track scholarship.
Lacrosse fans, and especially those of Steamboat lacrosse, will have plenty to watch this weekend. Steamboat Youth Lacrosse will host the sixth annual Steamboat Classic Lacrosse Tournament on Saturday and Sunday.
The registration deadline for the 12th annual Ski Town USA Golf Classic is nearing. All participants and teams must be registered by May 29. Registration is $495 for individuals and $1,900 for a team. The tournament is June 19 and 20.
Wednesday, May 20
Warm weather has most Emerald Mountain trails ready for mountain bikers
In addition to Hot Springs Creek, Mad Creek and Lower Bear Trail, many more trails on Emerald Mountain have opened. The only trails not open on Emerald are Stairway to Heaven, Abby's, Root Canal and the right side of the Forest Loop.
Port Chester Police Department: Investigation not complete
The Westchester County, N.Y., Medical Examiner's Office has ruled the death of Slopeside Grill owner Chris Corna a suicide. Port Chester Police Department officials said they have confidence in the medical examiner but that they have not yet concluded all steps of their own investigation.
Members of the local business community - and anyone needing a healthy dose of economic optimism these days - should take full advantage of an event that kicks off at 6 p.m. today at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel.
In the interest of balance, I offer a counterpoint to the recent column by Paul Krugman titled "Empire of Carbon." Mr. Krugman is a recent Nobel Laureate in economics, but his knowledge of the physical sciences seems to be the partisan political dogma regarding climate change.
A banner year for the Steamboat Springs High School boys lacrosse team led to nine athletes being selected as All-Mountain Conference players.
Steamboat native finishes stellar swimming career at University of Denver
Blake Worsley wrapped up a decorated career at the University of Denver by finishing sixth in the 500-meter freestyle, ninth in the 200 free and 42nd in the 100 free at the 2009 NCAA Swimming Championships.
Residents, officials meet with commissioners to discuss issues
The Routt County Board of Commissioners is willing to talk to Oak Creek about its policing issues, but the best solution would be the creation of a new town police force, Commissioner Doug Monger said Tuesday night.
Steamboat Springs School Board members couldn't agree on the definition of accountability at Monday's meeting, in a debate that delayed adoption of the school district's gift acceptance policy.
5:38 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 200 block of Anglers Drive, where a motor home was blocking parking spaces. The owners of the vehicle were contacted, and the motor home was moved.
Routt County commissioners approve civilian control room operator position
The supervision of the control room at the Routt County Jail may move to civilian hands after the Routt County Board of Commissioners approved a measure proposed by the Routt County Sheriff's Office.
Registrations for youth soccer in Hayden are due Thursday. The season runs from July 1 through mid-August. The registration fee is $25, and forms can be picked up at Hayden Valley Elementary School. Call Carolyn at 846-9083 for more information.
Mountain Architecture to examine master plan created in 1998
The Routt County Board of Commissioners approved a contract with Mountain Architecture to revise the original Routt County Fairgrounds master plan, which was updated in 2000.
No additional reductions needed; hiring freeze, furloughs remain
No additional budget reductions will be necessary as a result of a 22.5 percent drop in March sales tax collections, city officials told the Steamboat Springs City Council on Tuesday. There's also no indication the city will be able to reverse any of its emergency cost-saving measures - such as a hiring freeze and weekly furloughs - in the near future.
Police: Incident is latest in string of thefts
The black Burrito Babes truck with pink logos on the side is the latest vehicle theft in Steamboat Springs, but owner Suzanne Kibler said that's not going to stop her business on wheels from rolling on.
Insanity is doing the same thing twice and expecting a different result - which is why I avoid cooking as much as possible. My failure rate is astronomical, and my cooking confidence has suffered.
Have you ever seen a centaur? May is centaur season and, if you know right where to look, you can spot one this month.
Business must be Fly Steamboat member to get 2009-10 merchant price
The deadline is bearing down for businesses that want to participate in the Fly Steamboat program and get the lowest merchant ski pass price for the 2009-10 season.
After reading the OurView editorial ("Power to the people," May 10) and the letter to the editor (Jeff Troeger) in the May 10 Steamboat Pilot & Today, I was struck by the need for continued discussion with accurate information regarding energy, its costs and the impact of global climate change. There is little debate among scientists who study climate that it is happening at a faster pace than expected and that the changes are human-caused. So what will we do about it?
Tuesday, May 19
Steamboat Springs residents Bill and Terri Montag were featured on an episode of MTV's pseudo-reality show "The Hills" on Monday.
Police: Slopeside owner had stab wounds inconsistent with car crash
The death of Slopeside Grill owner Chris Corna is under investigation by Port Chester, N.Y., police, who say Corna's injuries included stab wounds inconsistent with his car accident early Monday morning in the Lower Hudson Valley town. Lt. James Ladeairous said police found a bloody knife in the car.
District to pay $50K for Pilot & Today's attorneys fees
The Steamboat Springs School Board formally accepted a lawsuit settlement offer from the Pilot & Today on Monday. As a result of the ruling and settlement offer, the district will pay $50,000 of the newspaper's attorney fees and release the transcripts from the illegal meeting.
Daniel Levine to talk about global trends at conference
Grant Fenton is excited about the top speakers at this week's Economic Summit in Steamboat Springs.
Lincoln Avenue construction schedule to be discussed tonight
A Lincoln Avenue construction project that will create major hassles in downtown Steamboat Springs is inevitable, but City Council members will weigh in tonight about how best to schedule the disturbance.
Sunday, May 17
Commissioners to meet with Oak Creek Town Board
It's safe to say that Saturday's Routt County Highway Clean-Up Day was a success.
State Sen. Al White, R-Hayden, will host a town hall meeting in Steamboat Springs on Wednesday to discuss the 2009 legislative session.
Scores of local paddlers and skiers swear that when the two bare spots on Storm Peak link up each spring, the Yampa River has hit its peak annual flow where it roars through downtown Steamboat.
Monday, May 18
Friend: 'Steamboat just lost one of the best men it's ever had'
With the death of Chris Corna, Steamboat Springs has lost a caring friend, a dedicated business owner, a great scuba diver and an all-around "great guy," friends said Monday.
High-water mark expected Wednesday, hydrologist says
Spring runoff for Routt County's two largest rivers likely will peak this week, National Weather Service forecasters said Monday after issuing a flood advisory for the Yampa and Elk rivers.
Wednesday event will present alternatives for western Steamboat stretch of highway
The public has a chance Wednesday to weigh in on a plan to widen U.S. Highway 40 to four lanes in western Steamboat Springs.
The Steamboat Springs School Board meets tonight at Centennial Hall on 10th Street. The public portion of the meeting begins at 7 p.m., after a 6 p.m. executive session to discuss negotiations and strategies regarding the proposed Steamboat 700 development west of Steamboat Springs. Public agenda items include a second reading of a gift acceptance policy and acceptance of gift letters from the Education Fund Board, which administers the city's half-cent sales tax for education and allocates revenues for educational needs across Routt County.
Saturday, May 16 1:07 a.m. A motor vehicle accident was reported at Ninth Street and Lincoln Avenue.
Hayden High School graduates 32 seniors
Hayden High School's Sunday graduation ceremony was the 100th in the school's history.
Anyone who watches birds, even casually, has experienced the natural high of seeing something so beautiful or awe-inspiring that it links them, instantly, to nature's marvels.
Have you ever wondered where the name of our valley and our river comes from? It's from the Yampa plant, or perideridia gairdneri subsp borealis.
A committee tasked with finding a name for a new elementary school in Moffat County has whittled down a batch of suggested names to five finalists, the committee reported Friday afternoon.
For the 2009 Christian Heritage School graduating seniors, a faith-based education ended with a faith-based graduation ceremony Sunday.
In Steamboat Springs, chronic conditions such as Multiple sclerosis, Osteoporosis, Crohn's disease and Rheumatoid arthritis all are being treated at Yampa Valley Medical Center's Infusion/Chemotherapy Center, in the medical office building on the hospital campus.
Sunday, May 17
It is one of the most important training facilities in the Yampa Valley, yet drivers rarely notice it as they fly along U.S. Highway 40 on their way to Denver or the turn for Oak Creek.
A trio of Horizons Specialized Services clients is at home in a new neighborhood this spring. The agency closed last month on the $450,000 purchase of the former Bockelman home, at 40535 North Star Place in Steamboat II.
- MJH PROPERTIES LLC To ENGEL, ELLEN E and ENGEL, JOHN F For EMERALD LODGE AT TRAPPEURS CROSSING RESORT CONDO UNIT 5303 - $1,050,000
Construction of a new Steamboat Springs skatepark could begin this August in western Steamboat, city and Steamboat Skatepark Alliance officials said.
Hugh L. Mathews, son of Joseph Mathews, of Oak Creek, and prominent in the United Mine Workers and other union labor activities, has announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for representative for Routt and Moffat counties in a letter to Chairman Chester Homer of the Republican country central committee. The letter follows:
Chad Jones isn't the kind of coach who shuffles a struggling child to the bench or a new position. Instead, he works with the athlete until the child is ready to hit the field.
Pre-enrollment numbers high
Administrators say predicting the number of kindergartners who will join local schools in the fall is more art than science, but if pre-enrollment numbers are any indication, all three Routt County school districts are on track for full classrooms next fall.
The PEO STAR Scholarship was awarded to Chelsea Casler, senior at Hayden High School, for the 2009-10 academic year. Chelsea is the daughter of Tracy Moyers and was recommended for this award by Chapter UO of Mission Viejo, Calif. Casler has been accepted to attend University of Denver where she plans to study international relations in the fall.
The following is a list of people booked into the Routt County Jail on suspicion of the listed charges. The arresting agency is listed in parentheses.
The First Steps Seminar, put on by Colorado Mountain College's Bogue Enterprise Center and SCORE, is scheduled for Tuesday instead of Wednesday. The free seminar is aimed at people who are considering starting a business. It will help participants address questions about ideas, financing and their strengths and weaknesses.
Gary Roney buys store after 16 years of service
Gary Roney couldn't be more pleased to take the reins as new owner of Market on the Mountain. The Missouri native worked for Bill and Kay Stuart at the market for 16 years, taking ownership May 1.
It almost feels as if someone's pushing, whether the terrain is Lincoln Avenue or a steeper road elsewhere in the city. That's what the crew at Steamboat Ski and Bike Kare call the "wow" effect, and they say nearly every rider who's climbed aboard the Giant-built Twist Freedom hybrid bicycle has had the same reaction.
This is in response to a letter written by one of your readers ("School bus safety," Krista Andress) in the Wednesday Steamboat Today. Our school bus drivers are trained professionals who are very good at performing the difficult task of monitoring student behavior while driving a large, complex vehicle in rural and urban conditions.
Toward the end of March, Stagecoach resident Julie Hoff went to a meeting of the South Routt Economic Development Council to talk about the Taste of South Routt.
Ferril, Colorado's one-time poet laureate, could have had the Yampa Valley in mind when writing that line. Whether we're ranchers or retailers, miners or mountaineers, engineers or environmentalists, drillers or developers, precious water from our streams, rivers and wells is the most basic ingredient of life.
We can all just take a little more time to be aware of our surroundings before proceeding from a stop or yield sign. Just today, I saw a driver stopped at Third Street to turn right onto Lincoln: the driver never once looked right, only looked left for his opportunity to turn right onto Lincoln. Meanwhile, a pedestrian was just crossing in the crosswalk from the bank toward the post office, when the driver turned onto Lincoln, barely missing the pedestrian. :And with the nice weather, we have more pedestrians and bicyclists that we, as drivers, need to be aware of. Please, take a minute and look both ways repeatedly before proceeding.
7:15 p.m. During a traffic stop on Routt County Road 33, Routt County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested a 38-year-old Steamboat Springs man on charges including vehicular eluding, unlawful distribution and possession of a Schedule II substance and disregarding a stop sign. A Sheriff's Office sergeant said when deputies attempted to stop the man, he "took off" on his motorcycle on C.R. 33. Deputies apprehended him "without incident," the sergeant said. No civilian vehicles were involved.
Real Living Professional Group announced that Annette Hall has joined the firm as a broker/associate.
A good place to stand was hard to come by near the discus competition area Thursday morning at the state track meet at Lakewood's JeffCo Stadium. It was hard even to see the competitor spinning in the ring during the Class 3A boys event.
The success of the city's affordable housing policy should be measured by its ability to produce desirable units for qualified buyers, a feat that has proved difficult since the adoption of the inclusionary zoning ordinance two years ago.
The sadness of the loss of Bob Bear will be felt by all of us for a long time - his family, friends and students. Bob was tragically hit last week when crossing U.S. Highway 40 at Pine Grove Road.
On Dec. 16, 1773, a meeting was organized by the Sons of Liberty and chaired by Samuel Adams at Boston's Old South Meeting House. The meeting was one of a series that had been organized to address the considerable objections of the colonists to the Tea Act. After Adams announced that, "This meeting can do nothing further to save the country," a band of between 30 and 130 men, some thinly disguised as American Indians, left the meeting bound for Boston Harbor. The men then boarded the Dartmouth, the Eleanor and the Beaver, and they dumped 342 chests of tea into the water to protest the tax and the manner in which it had been imposed.
Joe Roberts draws a cartoon that appears weekly on the editorial page of the Sunday Pilot & Today. This is the cartoon for May 17, 2009.
Travelers lean toward low-cost vacation alternatives for summer
As Memorial Day weekend and the traditional start to summer approaches, many expect a busy year for local campgrounds - despite the economy - because of low gas prices and vacationers seeking cheaper alternatives.
Murphy Smartt and Holli Salazar led Hayden High School at the state track meet Saturday, while Soroco High School earned another medal thanks to the boys 1,600-meter relay team.
Nonprofit leader has early plans for development, environmental facility
In Gretchen Van De Carr's dreams, a building rises out of land near a forested area. There, youths are learning, seniors are hiking and people of all ages are interacting with the environment.
2009 graduating seniors have broad range of interests, talents to explore
There are only four graduates this year at Christian Heritage School, but their personalities range as widely as a 400-person class. Christian Heritage's graduation begins at 3 p.m. today at the school on Brandon Circle.
Lissa Hoza will graduate today with the rest of Hayden's Class of 2009 in a ceremony that begins at 2 p.m. at the high school on West Jefferson Avenue in Hayden.
Routt County United Way is coordinating the 13th annual Day of Caring from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday. The Ski Town Lions Club is providing lunch for all volunteers.
Sunpie's Bistro's owners are trying to buy their lot. Sweet Pea Market has moved and may begin year-round operation. Mountain Mama's has set up on a Yampa Street lot for summer, and Steamboat Flyfisher plans to open in The Olympian on Yampa in June.
Saturday, May 16
Steamboat senior places second in 100 fly at swimming championships
With a title in the 50-yard freestyle and a second-place finish in the 100 butterfly on Saturday, Steamboat senior Cole Worsley, swimming for Moffat County, wrapped up one of the most decorated swimming careers in the high school's history.
Steamboat Springs senior wins 50-meter freestyle at high school championships in Loveland
Worsley won the 50-meter freestyle today at the Class 4A State Swimming Championships in Loveland, touching the wall in 21.22 seconds. The Steamboat Springs High School senior swims for the Moffat County Bulldogs.
12:52 a.m. A person complained about construction-related noise on Hilltop Parkway. Police issued a verbal warning.
Although the questions surrounding global warming - its existence, causes and effects - were not settled Friday, two former Colorado governors took the opportunity to discuss the issues in front of an audience deeply invested in the debate.
A student at Steamboat Springs High School is accused of brandishing a knife at another student Thursday.
The expanded Family Birth Center at Yampa Valley Medical Center is slated for completion in July. The expansion will double the center's number of rooms from five to 10, with five labor and delivery rooms and five post-partum rooms.
Former Colorado Congressman Scott McInnis all but guaranteed he will take on Gov. Bill Ritter in the 2010 gubernatorial election at the Routt County Republicans' Lincoln Day Dinner fundraiser Friday.
The day's results were written on faces across the state track meet at JeffCo stadium in Lakewood. For most of the Hayden High School and Soroco High School athletes on the second day of the three-day event, it was looks of relief and joy.
Steamboat Springs High School senior Cole Worsley, who swims for Moffat County, made a loud splash at Day 1 of the Class 4A State Swimming Championships, qualifying for today's finals in his individual events and setting a state record in the process.
Steamboat is chock full of backpackers and hikers, every one of whom would drop everything to stuff a rucksack and earn a paycheck by backpacking in Yosemite National Park. Kelly Bastone did just that.
The Rocky Mountain Lift Association named Frank Fidler, a nine-year veteran of Ski Corp.'s lift maintenance department, its Mechanic of the Year last week at a conference in Grand Junction.
Friday, May 15
Mad Creek and Hot Springs loops included
President of Routt County Riders Bicycle Club Robin Craigen said several main local trails are open, including the Hot Springs and Mad Creek loops along with Lower Bear, which is connected to the Hot Springs Loop.
Car dealer likely to lose Jeep line but expects to keep Chevrolet
Cook Chevrolet, Jeep and Subaru appears to be safe from the closure of 1,100 General Motors dealerships, owner Scott Cook said Friday.
Hostetter has coveted spot on national championship group
Alpine ski racer Mary Rachel Hostetter has decided to sign with the national champion University of Denver ski team.
Law enforcement position to handle animal complaints, municipal code enforcement
The town of Oak Creek plans to have at least one community service officer on the payroll by June, while town officials continue to wrangle with whether to pay for full police coverage from the Routt County Sheriff's Office or rehire the town's own police force.
Doors open at 9 p.m. at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel. In past years, as many as 400 people have attended.
Story incorrectly stated how police arrived at traffic infraction
A story on page 3 of Thursday's Steamboat Today incorrectly stated that police looked into Terry Tomey's driving and criminal history before determining the Class A traffic infraction for failure to yield to a pedestrian with disabilities.
For the lifelong dancer or studio newcomer, Steamboat Springs dance instructors are offering an array of classes from mid-May to late August.
The Photography Forum meets on the third Monday of each month at the Steamboat Springs Center for Visual Arts, and invites photographers to speak about an area of their expertise.
Some council members call for re-bidding of URA projects
Construction of a Burgess Creek diversion and a large public plaza on the north edge of the Steamboat Ski Area base is scheduled to begin Aug. 3.
The group Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide has put on fundraising garage sales before, but they haven't been quite this big.
Soroco High School junior Alex Estes leaps to a second place finish Thursday
Routt County high school athletes found ways to dominate the first day of the three-day state high school track meet at Lakewood's JeffCo Stadium - thanks to a day's worth of close calls, last-second rallies and heart-stopping action.
Armed with a new BAP tent, a bag of trail mix and an incredibly vague plan, I headed north last weekend to Wyoming.
Vail Resorts said Thursday it has terminated five senior managers at Colorado Mountain Express, its transportation business.
For the five years I've been reporting for arts and entertainment outlets, everything I've done has been on a weekly cycle.
Messer scheduled to speak to United Methodist congregation
When Donald Messer talks about AIDS, he tries to put the effects of the disease in terms of names, not numbers.
12:23 a.m. Routt County Sheriff's Office deputies and Hayden Police Department officers were called to a car crash on U.S. Highway 40 near mile marker 105.
Club members get livestock ready for Routt County Fair in August
Shiloh Rozell is in it for the personalities. Dalton Ray is in it for the money. Andie Baker is in it for the responsibility. Each 4-H member has a different reason to raise small livestock for the Routt County Fair in August.
When Frank Dolman contracted with the Pentagon, he learned a pack of lessons about government contracting. He settled for nothing less than the perfect bid every time.
The Steamboat Highlands project will take its case to the Steamboat Springs City Council next month after the city Planning Commission rejected developers' bid Thursday for a zoning change on Burgess Creek Road.
There is little, if any, noticeable difference between a live Hold Steady CD and one that's been recorded and mastered in a studio.
When percussionist Kyle Vanbuskirk joined the Fort Collins bluegrass band Good Gravy, the group ran into a problem: traditional bluegrass acts don't have a drummer; with Vanbuskirk, Good Gravy had two.
Bottles, plastic bags discouraged at events
This summer in Vail, you may be encouraged to ride your bike or take the bus to the Teva Mountain Games. Or you might be served a grilled rib on an eco-friendly paper plate made of recycled materials at the Lamb Cook Off.
State says it's owed $204,125, locks up on-mountain eatery
Colorado Department of Revenue agents on Wednesday seized the Ullrhof mid-mountain restaurant at Snowmass ski area for failing to pay state sales taxes, making it the second establishment at the resort to be shut down in less than a month.
US Ski and Snowboard Association to dole out honors in Park City, Utah, today
Two of Steamboat's brightest and best hopes for winning medals at the 2010 Olympics were honored as U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association Athletes of the Year on Tuesday. Coach Martin Bayer was given the Nordic Combined Domestic Coach of the Year Award.
Specialists finish season with US ski, snowboard teams
On-call 24/7. World travel required. Must be willing to be cold. That could be the job description for Eagle resident Brandie Yeik, an athletic trainer with Howard Head Sports Medicine Center who just spent the ski season traveling with the U.S. women's alpine ski team.
There are a few unmistakable realities in the world.
Steamboat Springs High School senior to compete in 4 events today, Saturday
Cole Worsley takes to the pool today and Saturday at the State Swimming Championships at Mountain View High School in Loveland. The prelims start at 4 p.m. today, and the finals begin at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
Several seasonal closures of the Yampa River Core Trail are in effect because of the high-running waters of the Yampa River.
Thursday, May 14
Haymaker Golf Course is again rolling out junior and adult instructional camps and programs for the 2009 season.
Hayden, Soroco, Steamboat athletes headed to Lakewood
Local athletes are off to a good start in the first day of the state competition in Lakewood today. Soroco High School junior Alex Estes, pictured above, took second in the state in long jump thanks to a huge final leap. Fellow Ram Matt Watwood took sixth in shot put.
2-week US team camp opens Friday
The eyes of many of the Yampa Valley's athletes may be firmly focused on the roaring river or the drying mountain bike trails.
My formal responsibility for the girls at the Rescue Centre is administering the nonprofit college fund that assists them with post-secondary education and job training. But when I am at the centre itself three times a year, I become involved in the day-to-day operations of the centre and the challenges for all of the girls there - young and old - including their education, physical health and emotional well-being. It is unavoidable.
Town Board to discuss Sheriff's Office proposal
The hottest item in front of the Oak Creek Town Board isn't even on the agenda for Thursday's meeting, but Trustee Dave Ege said police force options are sure to be considered.
Natural heat remains partial solution for promenade snowmelt
Using geothermal heat to boost a snowmelt system beneath Steamboat's new ski base promenade is still a possibility.
Craig man could receive 6-point citation, fine for fatal accident
Steamboat Springs Police Department officers issued Craig resident Terry Tomey a citation for failure to yield to a pedestrian with disabilities Wednesday, after Tomey struck Robert "Bob" Bear with his pickup May 6.
$25,000 from YVRA fuel sales was less than expected
Hayden has received a check for sales tax revenue from airport fuel sales, but the amount is less than half what town officials expected.
8th-grader listed among nation's best
Olivia Gorr didn't start playing hockey until three years ago. Even then, she only picked up the sport on the advice of a couple of friends.
Take a guess at the most-read story of the past year on Steamboatpilot.com. I'll give you a hint: It has nothing to do with our sheriff, although he did crack the top 10.
Two local families have opened a donation account for Craig resident Ricky Bustad, 37, who was hospitalized after crashing his motorcycle Monday west of Hayden.
Burgess Creek Road development proposes 108-foot maximum height
Developers hope the Steamboat Springs Planning Commission will make short - and favorable - work of a project previously dubbed too tall an order. To sweeten the deal, developers are offering a 4-acre parcel in Overland Park that they say could accommodate 130 affordable housing units.
Local businesses remain optimistic as summer approaches
Led by huge decreases at the base of Steamboat Ski Area, Steamboat Springs' March sales tax collections fell in every area of the city. March was the seventh straight month of increasing sales tax declines in the city and brought the city's year-to-date decline to 18.5 percent.
Tuesday, May 12 12:21 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers and Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue emergency responders were called to an ambulance request for a male who suffered a possible seizure in the 500 block of Pine Street.
A preliminary hearing for Marie Jensen, who is accused of growing and selling marijuana from her Ninth Street house, is scheduled for 10 a.m. June 8.
Organizers of what's become a popular monthly happening that brings scores of bicycle enthusiasts out for a cruise up and down Carbondale streets beneath the light of the full moon are having to establish some cruiser guidelines.
Lincoln Day Dinner boasts impressive Republican guest list
This year's Lincoln Day Dinner will be a time for getting back to GOP basics, local Republican Party chairman and retired state Sen. Jack Taylor said.
Moffat County Commissioner Tom Mathers thanked 23 fifth-graders from Craig Intermediate School on Wednesday for reminding him of a forgotten cause. A 9-foot sculpture they made from recyclable materials moved him and the other commissioners to purchase recycling bins for each floor of the Moffat County Courthouse.
A pipe bomb was disabled by a bomb squad Tuesday evening in a secluded part of a Vail Valley area that is popular with campers.
Wednesday, May 13
According to a set of reports from the Colorado Benefits Management System, the state's computer records, Moffat County's food stamp requests and dollar allocations have increased rapidly in the past year.
Furniture installation scheduled for next week
That new-police-station smell is flowing through the halls of the building that will house Hayden's finest. Police Chief Ray Birch was basking in the scent as he showed off the new digs Tuesday.
Man airlifted to Denver Health after crash Monday
Craig resident Ricky Bustad remains in serious condition in a Denver hospital after crashing his motorcycle west of Hayden on Monday night.
Friends, former players and more to share stories about legendary Sailors coach
There are stories about a bench-clearing brawl with Moffat County, ribbing referees and getting thrown out of games. It's no secret that former Sailors basketball coach Kelly Meek can tell a good tale. At a June event, it'll be time for everyone else to tell stories about him.
Steamboat Springs Police Department officers are investigating thousands of dollars worth of damage that happened Saturday night to at least 15 cars.
With nobody firmly opposed to the idea, the Moffat County Commission and Craig City Council are prepared to negotiate facts and figures for expanding the Moffat County Visitor Center.
For the next four weeks, local golfers can play Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club at discounted rates.
Annual event to fund 4 condos, 1 single-family home
Last weekend's Carpenter's Ball attracted 180 revelers and raised $40,000 for Routt County Habitat for Humanity, enough to give the nonprofit agency a funding start on four new affordable condominiums in addition to a single-family home progressing in Hayden.
Winging his way across our springtime sky is a delightful little constellation named Corvus the Crow. The four main stars of Corvus form an unmistakable kite-shaped pattern located one-third the way up in our southern sky at about 10 p.m. in mid-May.
Midnight. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a complaint of dogs locked in a car in the Meadows Parking Lot off Pine Grove Road. Officers contacted the owner, who came and took care of the dogs.
It's about time the situation on the school buses is addressed.
A good friend of mine, Bob Bear, was killed last week while trying to cross U.S. Highway 40 at the intersection with Pine Grove Road.
Highway improvements and a shift in our driving mentality are needed to make Steamboat Springs a more pedestrian-friendly community.
Small incidents in Routt County blamed on dry, windy weather
Two fires sprang up in Routt County on Tuesday, even as fire officials warned that high winds and dry conditions made controlled burns dangerous.
Plan would offer developers variety of compliance methods
A plan outlined by the Steamboat Springs City Council on Tuesday would offer developers a variety of ways to comply with the city's affordable housing ordinance.
No other activity inspires dread in women quite as much as selecting a swimsuit. I'd rather walk barefoot across a field of broken glass than face a winter's worth of excess in the mirror.
Chuck Lewis Wildlife Area crossway won't be done until June
The new pedestrian bridge over the Yampa River at Chuck Lewis State Wildlife Area likely won't open until mid-June, when streamflows are expected to recede sufficiently to allow post-construction revegetation work to proceed.
95 middle school students participate
Austin Bush and Kayla Dunckley were two of the first students on the scene Tuesday at the Haven Assisted Living Center, raking dirt to prepare it for landscaping.
Tuesday, May 12
Collections decline 22.5 percent from same month in 2008
Steamboat Springs' March sales tax report, expected to be released today, will show a 22.5 percent drop in collections for the month, city officials said Tuesday. Year to date, city sales tax collections declined 18.5 percent in the first quarter compared with the first quarter of 2008.
Red flag warning issued for Northwest Colorado; blazes could spread rapidly
Weather conditions and fuels such as dry grass on the ground prompted the National Weather Service to issue a red flag warning for Northwest Colorado on Tuesday. The warning is a strong indication that anyone burning should take extra precautions, as fires could spread rapidly.
We booked bargain airfare to Oregon this month hoping to spot whales beyond the breakers, feast on Yaquina Bay oysters, comb South Beach for small agates, feast on Dungeness crab, hike through old-growth forests on Cape Perpetua, and feast on razor clams.
MCHS athlete looks to win championships in 4 events Friday and Saturday
Steamboat swimmer Cole Worsley, who competes with the Bulldogs, helped the MCHS boys 400-meter freestyle relay team qualify for state last weekend.
Bankers, law enforcement officers warn residents about scams
The e-mails, letters and phone calls are pouring in to Routt County residents. Each person is a winner, the notes promise, as long as you are willing to pay a processing fee, taxes or just repay the extra money accidentally included in the winnings.
2:53 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a car stolen from the first block of Eighth Street.
The Steamboat Pilot & Today is accepting letters of interest from readers who would like to serve as community representatives on the newspaper's Editorial Board. Those representatives will be asked to serve a fourth-month term beginning June 2 and ending Sept. 29.
LIFT-UP of Routt County got an extra boost from a local hotel Monday. Fifty-two rooms worth of furnishings were spread across the thrift store's parking lot as a steady stream of shoppers picked through $10 chairs, $20 dressers and other furnishings from Comfort Inn.
Company executives optimistic about economic opportunities
Fortress Investment Group reported a net loss of $287 million in the first quarter of 2009, compared to a net loss of $277 million in first quarter 2008.
As the city approaches a decision about whether to annex Steamboat 700, its review of the project is moving from the conceptual to the detailed.
Group to present highway improvement study to City Council today
A group studying improvements to U.S. Highway 40 in west Steamboat Springs is honing in on a proposal that would widen the road to four lanes from downtown to Steamboat II.
Monday, May 11
A 37-year-old Craig man who was thrown from his motorcycle in a crash on U.S. Highway 40 west of Hayden on Monday night was listed in serious condition. He was scheduled to be flown to Denver Health, authorities said.
Low humidity and high winds combine to make dangerous wildfire conditions
High winds, low humidity and an abundance of dry fuels are combining to make for particularly dangerous wildfire conditions today. A flood advisory has been issued for the Elk River near Milner.
Ride Across America benefits camp for chronically ill children
This morning, NASCAR driver Kyle Petty - joined by about 200 other motorcycle riders - will roar out of Steamboat Springs and continue a cross-country trek benefiting a children's charity.
This week, staff at The Haven and Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, which operates Haven facilities, is adding community programs focused on outdoor landscaping and gardening projects and a caregiver support group.
Did you know Yampa Valley Medical Center offers free monthly programs about important health topics? Did you know that YVMC provided $2.3 million in financial assistance to patients in 2008? Did you know that more than 105,000 tests were performed by the YVMC's laboratory last year?
Legislation would require insurance carriers to cover children
A state bill on its way to Gov. Bill Ritter's desk could provide tens of thousands of dollars of annual financial relief to families of children with autism spectrum disorders.
12:00 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers made a traffic stop near Fifth Street in the alley behind Lincoln Avenue. Officers arrested an 18-year-old man on suspicion of driving under the influence and minor in possession.
About 100 people attended the Master Gardener program in February and March to learn which vegetables can be successfully grown in the Yampa Valley.
Yampa Valley Canine Connection is accepting applications for 20 new members. The nonprofit group provides a fun, club-style atmosphere for canine agility, Rally-O, good citizen testing and community giveback. Club areas include Steamboat Springs, Hayden and Craig. Call Cathy at 870-9037, Barb at 871-9080 or Craig members at 824-6364.
Impact 100 helps fund outdoor education program
Steamboat Springs Middle School students soon will have access to outdoor recreation equipment to last a decade, thanks to a $10,000 grant from Impact 100.
Craft checks required to prevent spread of invasive species
Boaters at Stagecoach and Steamboat Lake state parks will be required to submit their vessels for inspection before setting off on the water this summer.
With the last lap of the 400-meter free relay, the Moffat County High School boys swim team had some catching up to do.
Nobody would have blamed Soroco High School senior Tatum Lombardi if she had stayed home during Friday and Saturday's regional track meet in Grand Junction.
The Sombrero Ranch Great American Horse Drive has been a long-standing tradition, but the activities in Maybell are starting to grow into their own tradition.
Sunday, May 10
Elaine Cromie, a senior at Hayden High School, is the Steamboat Springs Rotary Club's Student of the Month for April.
From the Friday, May 11, 1934, edition of The Steamboat Pilot.
Occupation: Manager, Carmike Chief Plaza
Capt. Rae: Law fixes ambiguities in battle to curb underage drinking
Steamboat Springs Police Capt. Joel Rae said although the city's new social host ordinance may not bring in a huge caseload, its real success will be clarifying vague state laws to help officers battle underage drinking.
Event to include food specials, rail jam, block party
Local restaurants are urging residents to put forks to plates during Mainstreet Restaurant Week this month. The idea, Mike Lang said, is to draw people together to support Steamboat Springs businesses.
In the 2 1/2 years Steve Boynton has owned First String Music store, he's seen the place become a gathering spot for musicians. "I love the idea that the store builds community through music," he said.
Senior takes regional title; Rams, Sailors also make state
Hayden High School athlete Logan Foster had no expectations of traveling next weekend. But whether it was less pressure at the regional meet or a change in approach, Foster earned a trip to the state meet starting Thursday.
While the first 100 days is a ceremonial milestone that dates back to the famed first months of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, there is a reason President Barack Obama's and every recent presidents' first days in office are judged with scrutiny.
One of the worst dirty little secrets of liberalism is how they will protect the "little guy" by soaking the rich.
It's not every election cycle when we see multiple contested races for Yampa Valley Electric Association's board of directors.
RMYC hires, spends locally with federal dollars
Rocky Mountain Youth Corps has bolstered its staff with local faces and spent about $30,000 at community businesses with the help of $254,000 it received in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds.
Lona Elaine Ellis, 31, Steamboat Springs - Driving under the influence, driving under the influence per se, unsafe U-turn, weaving (Steamboat Springs Police Department)
Colorado Workforce Center is offering free computer sessions for job-seekers needing to learn new skills, or update existing computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, or Outlook.
Way to go, girls (Sara Bearss and Kylee Swiggart)! Nice work!
To Richard Lamm and Bill Owens: The local Steamboat Springs and Craig newspapers are running ads for your upcoming "Global Warming - Fact or Fiction?" debate ("Fueling Thought" Energy Summit 2009 in Craig).
Extension Agent C.J. Mucklow is worried that an English wildflower that has mysteriously appeared in Routt County could become Northwest Colorado's next "bad weed."
Annabelle Petranovich's Yugoslavian mother thought bananas were peeled sausages. Mike Yurich's Croatian father wandered for days in Chicago because cleaners cut the colored string off the streetcar he took home.
Pete Van De Carr pays attention to all the important factors. He checks the water content of the snow, the totals compared to last year and the snowpack still waiting to melt away from the high country surrounding Steamboat Springs.
- JACOBSON, ROBERT To KRABACHER, THOMAS and HEATON, EMILY For RED HAWK VILLAGE SUBD LOT 5 - $290,000
Construction valuation for projects down $24.7M from 2008
Statistics through April from the Routt County Regional Building Department confirm what anybody associated with the building trades already knows: 2009 is shaping up to be one tough year for the construction industry.
Realtors: Consumer confidence, price reductions key to real estate rebound
First quarter statistics show a further weakening of the real estate market in Steamboat Springs and other western Rocky Mountain resorts, but real estate professionals say they are beginning to see signs of recovery.
Ralph A. and Denise L. Cantafio, of Real Living Professional Group, have received their Graduate Realtor Institute designation from the National Association of Realtors.
Gary Wall runs Associated Building and Remodeling - and jokingly dissociates himself from Routt County's controversial sheriff. He added the words "Gary L. Wall (not the sheriff)" to his pickups and trailer about eight months ago. They also remind passers-by that the fellow Wall works with, Ralph Fox, is "not the deputy."
Business briefs: Sweet Potato to open in Old Town Square; SCORE, CMC lunch to address government contracts
Sweet Potato Lingerie has closed up shop on Eighth Street to move to Old Town Square on Lincoln Avenue at Seventh Street. Sweet Potato is scheduled to open Tuesday at its new spot, downstairs near Steaming Bean Coffee, owner Leslie Faulkner said.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack's decision to free up more money for operating loans could help farmers searching for credit after the failure of New Frontier Bank in Greeley.
1:39 a.m. A man reported a suspicious person on Anglers Drive.
Hayden football player gets preferred walk-on status at UNC in Greeley
When the final decision came, Hayden High School football player Coy Letlow knew University of Northern Colorado was the best fit.
Congratulations to Mainstreet Steamboat Springs. These First Friday Artwalks are wonderful events.
Steamboat Springs wasn't a town built with the high school spring sports season in mind - a fact made painfully clear as most of the local high school's spring teams bowed out in the first round of the playoffs or failed to make the postseason at all. Only the tennis team has been able to leap Mother Nature's hurdles so far.
To the citizens of Northwest Colorado: I have received a lot of grumbling, and frankly, downright anger this year from many of you.
Saturday, May 9
Championship is 2nd in Sailors girls tennis history
The Sailors' No. 1 doubles team of Sara Bearss and Kylee Swiggart defeated Greeley West's top doubles duo in three sets Saturday to win the Class 4A state championship in Pueblo.
Managers at both local supermarkets said today that their employees are part of separate bargaining units than the union threatening a strike on the Front Range this weekend. Contract negotiations for local Safeway and City Market employees will begin in the next couple weeks, those managers said.
When the veil comes down Monday, the George P. Sauer Human Services Center will get a colorful new decoration, courtesy of Routt County Transitions Services.
Sam Mamet: Town could be 100th home-rule area
The leader of the Colorado Municipal League praised Hayden's drive at a meeting Thursday.
Steamboat Springs police arrested two Steamboat residents Thursday on felony charges related to a lottery phone scam targeted at the elderly. Police arrested Troy Robert Cox, 23, on felony charges of racketeering, larceny, receiving of stolen property and extortion, and 32-year-old Cartina Graham on felony charges of racketeering, theft of those at risk, larceny and extortion.
1:42 a.m. A suspicious vehicle was reported at Fifth and Pine streets. A Steamboat Springs Police Department sergeant said police issued summonses to three juveniles for possessing alcohol as minors. One juvenile also received a summons for possession of drug paraphernalia.
Montezuma Bowl should be open through weekend
Raul Fortunato made sure to pack his multi-color beach umbrella when he left his house to go skiing Friday morning. It was almost as important as his skis.
All it takes is a glance at the slopes of Steamboat Ski Area and it seems clear the ski season has come to an end.
His legacy may be assured at the Museum of Northwest Colorado, but Bill Mackin, 69, still is living; and living means collecting.
You know it's been a tough year in the Legislature when you count a $5 million cut to your No. 1 priority as an achievement. "Thank God, it's over," state Sen. Al White, R-Hayden, said Friday when asked to reflect on the 2009 legislative session, which ended this week.
Hayden has received $725,000 for Poplar Street repairs, and officials are ecstatic. The funding is coming from an energy impact grant through the state Department of Local Affairs.
Bearss, Swiggart to face off against Greeley West for state championship
The No. 1 doubles pair of Sara Bearss and Kylee Swiggart won in front of bleachers full of fans so adoring the pair couldn't even exit the court - after letting loose their own victory shouts - before they were swarmed by friends and family.
Hayden junior part of strong local showing at regional track meet
Competing in ideal conditions for the first time this season, Hayden High School junior Murphy Smartt set a school record in the high jump, clearing 6 feet, 6 inches.
Friday, May 8
Bob Bear thought Steamboat was 'a wonderful place to be old'
Annie Meyer said her father, Bob Bear, spoke as recently as Sunday about the dangers of the intersection at Pine Grove Road and U.S. Highway 40, which he traversed on daily walks between his home at Selbe Apartments and the Yampa River Botanic Park.
Pine beetle infestation elevates danger in this part of state, the governor says during a preseason fire briefing with local and federal officials.
Gretchen Van De Carr was one of five people selected statewide for a $25,000 grant.
Wednesday, May 6
Haymaker opens today, joining the front nine at Rollingstone Ranch and the Steamboat Golf Club as open courses for local golfers. Catamount opens Saturday.
Trustees tell manager to continue seeking funds despite risk
Hayden trustees told the town manager to keep pursuing stimulus money for a second water storage tank.
It's outdoor festival season, and there are plenty of options to consider in choosing a Colorado music weekend.
For the past 1 1/2 months, about 30 students from Routt and Moffat counties have been getting ready for their main stage debut.
For Kim Keith, obsession started with two hours in a butterfly garden. A friend had commissioned the photographer to take a portrait. Keith booked The Butterfly Pavilion in Westminster one morning in November.
Menu includes burgers, steaks, children's items
Isaac Iacovetto recommends the dinosaur nuggets. They're chicken tenders shaped like dinosaurs, the 4-year-old explained, and they're part of the children's menu at his parents' restaurant.
Agency awards Moffat about half its request for road project
It's not good news, but it's reality, and Moffat County will manage, commissioner Tom Gray said. As has become the norm during the past year, the county received less than it requested from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs energy impact grant fund last week.
Russell Street building could see other tenants
In with the new, and back to the old. As The Memorial Hospital prepares to move to its new facility, it might consider moving other entities in to its current Russell Street building.
The music, movies and places that influence his storyteller style
As Trevor Potter gets ready for the final steps in recording his second CD, the Steamboat Springs singer-songwriter is watching his summer schedule fill up.
Call it a success if you managed to try each of the 45 chilis, soups and desserts entered in the Seventh Annual Great North Routt Chili Cook Off on Sunday afternoon.
Officials launch 2nd annual public forum road show
For the second year in a row, the Routt County Board of Commissioners will take its show on the road and host a series of public forums.
The Routt County Conservation District has been awarded funds from the Colorado Department of Agriculture to monitor, map and treat specific weed populations in Routt County.
Two days ago, the Colorado Legislature called it a wrap for 2009. Unfortunately, as our lawmakers packed their bags and headed home, they left my fantasy unfulfilled for yet another year. I dream of a day when elected officials will remove laws from the books instead of adding them.
Denver hip-hop band UmConscious isn't trying to avoid serious, socially conscious material. The band just doesn't see any reason to be heavy all the time.
Once every two years or so, Kathleen Allen gathers the energy to be a ham. When that happens, the soprano singer, professional piano tuner and Hayden resident recruits the help of musical friends to put on a recital of classical works with a few fun twists.
Thursday, May 7
Sailors' Swiggart, Bearss advance to state tennis finals
Steamboat Springs High School tennis players Sara Bearss and Kylee Swiggart continued their hot streak, winning this morning's semifinals match to earn a berth in the state championship final in No. 1 doubles. They square off against Greeley West at 9 a.m. Saturday in Pueblo.
Jaime Winter must wait until the end of the weekend to see if she qualified for the state meet in Denver
Jaime Winter clears 8 feet but must play waiting game to see if her season-best jump of 8-6 is good enough to qualify for the state meet in Denver later this month.
Blaze blocked U.S. 40 for hours Thursday; no injuries occurred
The driver of a semitrailer that caught fire Thursday afternoon at the base of Rabbit Ears Pass and stopped all traffic for several hours will face no charges, Colorado State Patrol troopers said.
Former Habitat director also gets 90 days in jail for embezzlement
Rochelle "Shelly" Flannery was sentenced Wednesday to 90 days in jail and ordered to pay $75,270.90 in restitution after pleading guilty to embezzling money from Routt County Habitat for Humanity.
Hosea Rosenberg to headline culinary potion of sixth annual wine gathering
Hosea Rosenberg, executive chef at Jax Fish House in Boulder, will headline the culinary portion of the festival, scheduled for July 30 through Aug. 2.
Pedestrian killed in Wednesday accident taught at Lowell Whiteman for 25 years
The longtime Steamboat resident passed away at about 8 p.m. from head injuries sustained after he was hit by a pickup while trying to cross U.S. Highway 40 at Pine Grove Road. Bear, 77, died at about 8 p.m. Wednesday in a Denver hospital after the accident that morning in Steamboat.
City officials will use collected affordable-housing fees to provide down-payment assistance to 12 contract holders at First Tracks at Wildhorse Meadows under a plan outlined by the Steamboat Springs City Council on Tuesday.
Owners, managers say furloughs affecting their business
After months of long waiting lists and filled facilities, Routt County child care centers have found themselves with vacancies in recent weeks.
ACET leads investigation, site suspected to be inactive
Several local law enforcement agencies, led by the All Crimes Enforcement Team, discovered the remnants of a clandestine methamphetamine laboratory Tuesday.
The Hayden Public Library is holding its annual Scholastic Book Fair during regular library hours through May 18. Books, gifts, school supplies, software and other items are available for purchase.
Funds to go toward Habitat for Humanity townhomes on Hilltop Parkway
As its only annual fundraiser, Routt County Habitat for Humanity's Carpenter's Ball always is a critical event for the local affordable housing provider.
Oh, how he loves horses. Donald Broom, 42, has worked at Moffat County's Sombrero Ranches for about a quarter century, and is now a member of the tourism business' management team.
Opening rounds of the Class 4A tennis tournament start at 9 a.m. today and continue Friday and Saturday. With 10 Sailors going to the tourney, the team has a shot at finishing in the top five.
Soroco High School and Hayden High School head to Grand Junction on Saturday to compete in the regional track meet.
12:42 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers and Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue emergency responders were called to an ambulance request in the 1300 block of Indian Trails for a 17-year-old girl who reportedly was hyperventilating.
Construction incentives also on tonight's Town Board meeting agenda
Tonight's Hayden Town Board meeting is a crucial one for residents interested in a new water tank for the town.
The Education Fund Board took a second look at two proposals that originally had been scrapped and gave the go-ahead for both projects, at a total of $55,000, during a meeting Wednesday night.
Big Agnes, Boa exemplify Steamboat's entrepreneurial community to state
Two Steamboat Springs companies received a new state award, and Noreen Moore says that's a great sign for the business community.
Wednesday, May 6
Sailors lose, 2-1, in home playoff game
Coury Pitt scores twice and makes unbelievable defensive play to preserve her team's first-round win. The Sailors' season ends with an 11-4-1 record.
Repairs planned for slides on C.R. 76, C.R. 86 in West Routt
Residents had voiced concerns for months after part of Cog Road fell away. Routt County will split the cost with energy impact grants.
The May issue of Golf Digest magazine pegs Catamount Ranch & Golf Club as the eighth-best course in Colorado. Catamount, a private course, was ranked No. 10 in 2008.
Police say vehicles always must yield to people in crosswalks
An unidentified 77-year-old man has been flown to Denver with significant head injuries after he was hit by a pickup while crossing the street at Pine Grove Road and U.S. Highway 40 at about 11:15 a.m. Wednesday.
Officials may remove 150 postings to save money
Some speed-limit signs in local neighborhoods could start to disappear, as county officials move to reduce the overall number of signs.
What is known: applications for permits to drill in Moffat County are down this year. What is unknown: what that decline means for Moffat County.
Commissioners, town leaders still debating police needs needs
A contract proposed by Routt County Sheriff Gary Wall states that complete law enforcement coverage for Oak Creek would cost more than $300,000 per year, far exceeding the $120,000 the town has to spend.
Oldham agrees to $42,700 in trims while keeping staff
Fourteenth Judicial District Attorney Elizabeth Oldham said her office may not be returning long-distance phone calls as often and may have to skimp on office supplies in the coming year, in the face of tough budget cuts.
I am leaving the Rescue Centre a week earlier than usual. The girls have become accustomed to me sending them off to their boarding schools at the end of each holiday. I know that it is not a good idea, in the big picture of these girls' lives, for them to get too accustomed to anything, even my promises that I have every intention of keeping.
Local school districts are providing worthwhile alternatives to the college prepatory model of secondary education.
A Steamboat Springs school official responded Tuesday to a notice from the Centers for Disease Control that alleviated its recommendation to close schools if a confirmed case of H1N1, or swine flu, should occur.
12:39 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers conducted a monthly sex-offender address verification in Steamboat Springs.
Officials plan to add shelves, seating, books
The Hayden Public Library and its board have considered adding a teen area for years, and it's finally coming together, Library Director Ana Lash said. She plans to include books aimed at teens, a restaurant-style booth, Tiger-themed decorations and furniture.
Kyle Petty's fundraiser to arrive in Routt County on Monday
NASCAR driver Kyle Petty is bringing his cross-country charity motorcycle ride to Steamboat Springs next week.
To the citizens of Routt County: I am very aware of the financial shortfall in the previously projected revenues for Routt County. I have studied my approved budget for 2009, and I am willing to do my part in meeting the county's objectives to reduce expenditures.
New qualifying format a challenge for Sailors athletes
The reality of the new state qualifying format for Class 4A is about to set in on the Steamboat Springs High School track and field team.
$12.5M URA bond, Thunderhead to transform properties
The Steamboat Springs City Council gave life Tuesday to base area plans including a promenade around the immediate ski base, a free-flowing Burgess Creek in the summer and a five-star redevelopment of the former Thunderhead Lodge site.
After being rejected by the Education Fund Board its first time around, Community Cultivation's proposal will appear again tonight in front of the full board but with only half the amount of money requested.
The following report summarizes the surveillance operation conducted by P.I. Palmer on a typical afternoon as parents picked up their children after school.
Tuesday, May 5
Superintendent scales down district policy to case-by-case review of confirmed cases, should any occur
The Steamboat Springs School District is not planning any flu-related closings and will review confirmed cases individually, should any occur, its superintendent said today.
Sailors to take on Thompson Valley at Gardner Field
The No. 11 seed Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer team takes on No. 22 Thompson Valley at Gardner Field. opens up the state playoffs at 6 p.m. today at Gardner Field. Today's winner will play Saturday against the winner of sixth-seed Valor Christian and No. 27 Woodland Park.
U.S. team unveils 2009-10 Nordic Combined roster that includes Lodwick, Spillane, Demong
Todd Lodwick and Johnny Spillane were named to the U.S. Nordic Combined "A" team for 2009-10. Ski officials named Steamboat's Bryan Fletcher, Alex Miller, Taylor Fletcher and Brett Denney to the "B" team.
Hayden home rule commission moves forward with draft
Eminent domain tripped up Hayden's home rule panel Monday night, leaving one loose end in the first draft of the proposed town charter.
With a waiting list, school to add 2nd class of 14 students
The Yampa Valley School will double in size next year with capacity jumping from 14 to 28 students at the alternative school in Old Town Steamboat Springs, Superintendent Shalee Cunningham said Monday night.
Thunderhead, 700 among issues on agenda
Tonight, the Steamboat Springs City Council will be asked to review a draft fiscal impact model for the proposed master-planned community west of city limits.
Sunday, May 3
Steamboat Springs rider victorious in solo women's division
Kris Cannon is the first to admit she wasn't sure what to expect when she arrived at Highline Lake State Park late last week for the 18 Hours of Fruita mountain bike race.
The Routt County Board of Commissioners can't cut the District Attorney's personnel budget, so Elizabeth Oldham is offering up other areas to be trimmed.
The venerable Hubble Space Telescope is in trouble, and NASA is about to launch a repair mission to save it. If all goes according to plan, the Space Shuttle Atlantis will lift off from Cape Canaveral on May 11, carrying seven astronauts who will perform a total of five spacewalks to repair and upgrade our aging eye-in-the-sky and give it a new lease on life.
Steamboat Springs resident Steve Hofman, former assistant secretary of labor in the administration of President George H.W. Bush, will talk about the national economy and its local impacts during today's meeting of the Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs. The meeting begins at noon at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel. Anyone interested in attending the meeting as a guest and listening to Hofman's presentation must call Rotarian Suzanne Schlicht at 970-871-4224 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:30 a.m.
Howelsen Hill slope failure may challenge already strapped budget
The first few days of May already have brought Steamboat Springs more than half of its average precipitation for the month, but officials still see no heightened flood risk this year.
Monday, May 4
Kris Cannon won women's solo division race despite sloppy conditions. Cannon completed 29 laps in just less than 18 hours.
No Routt County cases have been confirmed, but some tests are still pending
Swine flu hasn't been confirmed in Routt County, but government and medical officials continue to develop plans in case it appears.
The Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America is a fundraiser for chronically ill children. More than 200 motorcycle riders will roar into Steamboat on May 11 and depart the next day.
District's negotiations with Steamboat 700 focus of today's meeting
How, and if, to proceed with a proposed deal from Steamboat 700 developers will take prominence during public and private meetings of the Steamboat Springs School Board tonight.
Back-to-back home meets proved to be successful outings in the pool Friday and Saturday for the Moffat County High School boys swimming team. Cole Worsley, a senior from Steamboat Springs, broke a 24-year-old school record.
Annual North Routt contest boasts record number of entries
The special touch to Pam Heinrich's chili is more than hard work. It's more than the kidney beans, and it's harder to find than the brown sugar she uses to sweeten her recipe.
Scuba lesson part of science class with real-world applications
Slipping into wetsuits and jumping into the pool may not be the typical way to start a high school class, but for Hayden High School teacher Dean Massey's students, scuba diving is just what they expected. "It's the reason I joined the class," junior Kolton Miller said Sunday.
Saturday, May 2
Marlene Griffin always has enjoyed walking, but the opportunity to travel pushed her to join a walking class to improve her endurance.
It wasn't hard to find reasons last season why the Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer team finished second in the Western Slope League. The team had given up its crown and perch at the top to Battle Mountain the season before. Steamboat came into the season with a young team and had only two seniors on the roster.
Aging Well, a program of the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, is offering new sessions of the N'Balance classes for adults 50 and older. Advanced N'Balance classes are from 9 to 10 a.m. Mondays for 12 weeks, starting today at Colorado Mountain College. The cost is $45. The class works on core muscle strength and challenging balance activities that enhance overall fitness. Call CMC at 870-4444 to register.
Until recently, Moffat County Court judge Sandra Gardner knew people brought weapons into her courtroom. Moffat County Sheriff's Office deputies Lynn Schonert and Jarrod Poley are trying to change that.
Before Eastern spices came into common use, savory was valued for its bold, spicy flavor. Before pepper was even discovered, it was utilized as a substitute - albeit a very poor one. It came originally from the mountains and cliffs of southern Europe and the moors of Provence and once again it was the Romans that traveled with it and popularized it in other countries. Lore states that savory belonged to the satyrs, the goat-like woodland deities of ancient myth, who supposedly only lived in meadows of this herb.
The Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer team wrapped up the Western Slope League championship more than a week ago, but it didn't reap all the awards of its powerful season until Sunday.
If you have been a hospital patient during the past decade, you are familiar with the question: "On a scale of one to 10, how would you rate your pain?" Recognition and assessment of pain has become a national standard of care.
Sunday, May 3
Seller's name listed first, followed by the buyer
Realtor Darrin Fryer, of Prudential Steamboat Realty, reports that the number of pending sales - property under contract - has surpassed 110.
All that Legacy Education Foundation President Marcia Martin had to do to see the success of the 24th annual Spirit Challenge was take a look at the Russell family.
Holiday Inn Steamboat Springs owner Scott Marr said the decision to add 35 suites and an indoor pool to his U.S. Highway 40 hotel later this summer was made independently of the recession.
The registration deadline for adult softball and soccer leagues is 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Register at the city's Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services office at 245 Howelsen Parkway, download a form at www.steamboatsprings.net/rec or call 879-4300.
Regarding the story "Jobless rate building; Construction companies struggle amid severe slowdown" in the Business section of the April 26 Steamboat Pilot & Today:
Great job. It is awesome to see a group of citizens come together to make an intelligent study of what is possible and find a prudent way to proceed with the base area improvements. This is good for Steamboat now and sends a strong message about where we are going. I will look forward to seeing the council make a well-considered choice from this group's recommendations in May.
The Colorado Dental Association is pleased to see Angel Henry responding to a need in her community and opening a dental hygiene clinic to provide more people with local dental hygiene services.
For the past hundred days, we news junkies have been saturated with cable news, Sunday talk shows and the news in general based on what will and did happen during the first hundred days of the new administration. I am not going to recount the achievements or lack thereof. As far as I'm concerned, I'm at day 101, and day 100 is dead.
Joe Roberts draws a cartoon that appears weekly on the editorial page of the Sunday Pilot & Today. This is the cartoon for May 3, 2009.
2:33 a.m. A fire alarm was reported in the 1400 block of Mark Twain Lane. A Steamboat Springs Police Department officer said everything was fine.
Jenna Marie Chavez, 20, Steamboat Springs - Driving under the influence of drugs, disregarding a stop sign (Colorado State Patrol)
Regarding Clarence Page's op-ed article titled "An orphan tea party movement" in the ViewPoints section of the April 22 Steamboat Today:
After reading the Steamboat Pilot & Today's coverage on the issue of leash laws in last week's paper, one would probably think that I support repealing leash laws and letting dogs run amok in our fair city. There were a couple of carefully chosen sound bytes accompanied by a picture of two dogs off-leash on Lincoln Avenue that were sure to convince you that I condone this behavior. I assure you, this is not at all the case.
On April 15, perhaps 200,000 people across the U.S. took an hour off to go out and get totally disrespected by the mainstream media.
Kudos to the Steamboat Springs School Board for drafting a policy that could guide the decision-making process for accepting grants and gifts. A well-crafted policy could help ensure unaffordable programs and salaries don't encumber the district's budget.
Several at-home workers are looking at ways to bring jobs or wealth into the Yampa Valley.
As each minute passed after Friday's 16-11 loss to Lewis-Palmer in the first round of the state lacrosse playoffs, it just didn't get any easier for Steamboat coach Bob Hiester to leave the locker room.
Event could provide 'fresh ideas,' 'confidence' to businesses, organizer said
Organizers hope this year's Economic Summit injects optimism into the business community. The May 20 to 21 event is titled Thriving in Tough Economic Times, a nod toward sunnier dispositions.
Track team members prequalify at league meet
Athletes on the Hayden and Soroco high school track and field teams let out a big sigh of relief Saturday at the Class 2A Western Slope League track meet at West Grand High School in Kremmling.
Sweet Pea Market plans to open May 24 at 729 Yampa St., "the little red house" next to its former space, co-owner Jonathon Hieb said.
Aryeh Copa sat indoors on a rainy Saturday morning, and he was disappointed. "I skied 180 days last year," he said.
Denver's 16th Street Mall has all the makings of a city hotspot basically devoid of locals - nice hotels, theme restaurants and shopping available in any suburban mall.
Her children may be looking forward to next year's NCAA skiing championships, but Marne Roberts has to be torn when it comes to what to wear.
After the last graduate from Colorado Mountain College's local Alpine Campus crossed the stage Saturday, the real work began.
Thinking the local electric utility is not committed enough to green business practices, a duo of Routt County women is vying for two of the three seats up for election this year on the Yampa Valley Electric Association Board of Directors.
Season numbers better than expected; capacity to decline slightly for 2009-10
Yampa Valley Regional Airport experienced a season-over-season passenger decrease this year, but officials said they were pleased with how traffic shook out.
From the Friday, April 27, 1934, edition of The Steamboat Pilot:
When Barbara McNary moved to North Routt County from Steamboat Springs three years ago, it didn't take her long to realize there's more that makes the region a different kind of place than its alpine environment of higher altitude, crisp air, tall pines and crisp light.
Organizers of the Free Summer Concert Series are confident they've pulled together a strong, five-part lineup for 2009, with headliners including Rusted Root and Susan Tedeschi.
The 2009 graduation ceremony at Hayden High School will commemorate not only this year's group of 32 graduates, but also its four original alumni.
Occupation: Server, Creekside Cafe and Grill; wedding planner
South Routt Elementary School will host the Fourth Annual Spring Art Show from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
When Mark and Diane Halvorson, of Snow Country Construction, began three years ago to build one of the most expensive spec homes in city limits, they paid attention to every luxury touch, right down to the ceramic-tiled dog shower in the garage.
It was 2003, and LaRoche was with the Colorado Rockies in spring training. It was his Crash Davis moment. He even references the classic baseball movie "Bull Durham" when thinking about those days.
Saturday, May 2
Graduates flipped their tassels Saturday in a packed ceremony at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel
More than 60 Colorado Mountain College students flipped their tassels and became graduates in a spirited ceremony Saturday, receiving associate's degrees in fields including resort management, outdoor education and the arts.
Goodfellows files lawsuit against development company
A Snowmass Village company is suing Related WestPac LLC, claiming the development company reneged on a $400,000 deal to buy assets and assume a lease.
Some residents rethink travel plans because of outbreak
While health and school officials in Aspen and Pitkin County are bracing for a local outbreak of the swine flu, area residents are weighing the risk of traveling to Mexico - a popular offseason destination where the virus was suspected of killing 159 people and sickening nearly 2,500 as of midday Wednesday.
Two of Steamboat's - and the nation's - best young snowboarders will be featured on Fuel TV's hit show "New Pollution."
On Friday, Drew Roberts was thinking more about his classes at the University of Colorado than the happenings at the NCAA Skiing Championships, which took place in March.
Steamboat advances 10 and picks up 5 regional titles
The Steamboat Springs High School girls tennis team will have a nearly full roster at the state championship meet after advancing 10 girls and picking up five regional championships Friday in Delta.
Steamboat Springs High School's boys lacrosse program soon won't forget its 2009 season. It was the year the Sailors won the inaugural Mountain Conference championship and went, 13-0, in the regular season.
Hope Whitman's long-range shot sailed over the soccer crossbar and off the football crossbar positioned just above the soccer goal at Glenwood Springs High School.
Parents on the Steamboat Springs High School After-Prom Party committee still are accepting donations in preparation for tonight's event.
12:33 a.m. Routt County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to a report of a suspicious vehicle on Fish Creek Falls Road.
Routt County is on the brink of runoff season, when rivers and creeks rise as the above-average snowfall finds its way down from the mountains and into the Yampa River, said county Emergency Management Director Bob Struble.
Tom Cannon, the 68-year-old Routt County resident who shot and injured his neighbor's golden retriever Wednesday, says the incident has been overblown and that the shooting was the result of repeated trespasses.
The four students who make up the Baroque and Blue classical jazz quartet have learned how to solve problems.
Josh Bodden has been drinking lots of tea. He's sampled every one of the 77 teas and tisanes at his new shop, The Deep Steep Tea Co.
Booths available to those who wish to sell
Hayden residents are invited to throw out the old and bring in something new during a community cleanup and garage sale May 9.
Town panel to meet Monday to wrap up 1st set of discussions
Hayden could have the base of its town charter inked by early next week. The Hayden Home Rule Charter Commission meets Monday evening to address the last of the elements of the charter.
Friday, May 1
Third-grade reading scores dip in Hayden, surge in South Routt
Results from third-grade reading standardized tests showed consistent strong scores at Soda Creek and Strawberry Park elementary schools, a dip in Hayden and a surge at South Routt Elementary School in Yampa.
Steamboat travels to Glenwood Springs today to face Demons
The result was the same for the Moffat County High School girls soccer team. Matched up against Steamboat Springs, the Bulldogs struggled to keep things close and lost, 7-0. Still, the squad was able to take positives from the loss.
Town officials hope $45,000 investment will yield big sales
Basalt town government officials hope a $45,000 investment in a homegrown stimulus program will yield at least $450,000 in sales for shops, restaurants and service providers in these tough economic times.
Gallery to host tea, book signing and art demos Saturday
Ever since she got back, Bonnie McGee can't help but feel a little contagious. Three of her friends bought boats after hearing McGee's account of spending 4 1/2 years on a 33-foot sailboat, circling the world, taking photos and writing down stories as she went.
Students in Lisa Derning's Level 2 pottery class have a choice at the beginning of the course: hone their skills at throwing ceramics on a wheel or practice building them by hand.
Summit County to stop taking materials 3 through 7 in June
Local officials said Tuesday that they will abandon efforts to recycle many common types of plastic beginning June 1.
Each year in November, dance instructor Tamara Bereznak reserves the Soroco High School auditorium for a spring concert. The next six months are filled with weekly dancing, bonding and smiling for the South Routt residents who take classes at the Let's Dance studio.
Riley, the golden retriever who was shot in the paw Wednesday night, is home recovering after being checked out by a local veterinarian.
Lewis-Palmer and Steamboat Springs High School square off at 5 p.m. today at Gardner Field in the first round of the state playoffs. The Rangers - seeded 17th - come in as a team very similar to the 16th-seeded Sailors.
Independent expert needs to look at Sheriff's Office funding
Camouflaged by the personality conflicts between the Routt County Commissioners and Sheriff Gary Wall is a question that deserves an answer. Is the Sheriff's Office adequately funded to protect Routt County? The commissioners say it is. The sheriff disagrees.
Soroco adviser recognized for 29 years of success with 1 left to go
It's been more than 25 years since South Routt rancher Bobby George took agriculture classes from longtime Soroco High School National FFA chapter sponsor Byron Dean, but the life lesson George took from his teacher stays with him today: "The harder you try, the better success you'll have in anything."
Tickets are available online, at local bookstores and library
Tickets for the 17th annual Literary Sojourn are now available, and event organizers recommend signing up before the lecture series' 500 seats sell out.
Superchick tours can tend to be a little in your face: The pop punk band often travels with a megaphone, riling audiences with energetic tunes laced with hip-hop and dance beats. The tour will bring the group to the Steamboat Christian Center at 7 p.m. today.
At some point, pianist, singer and music producer Ben Folds realized his pithy pop songs are like crack to college students.
Warm weather, for whatever reason, has the tendency to encourage me to go check out things in town that have been around for a while but that I haven't made it into.
Wednesday, April 29
For a piece of student art to make the cut for the Routt County Youth Art Show, teacher Susan Koehler isn't necessarily looking for something that meets class objectives.
Since being tapped as a judge for the seventh annual North Routt Chili Cook-off, I've been considering entering the contest.
Expanded worth doesn't necessarily mean larger taxes, assessor said
The Office of the Routt County Assessor has mailed property value assessments. The county's total assessed property value jumped 38 percent from 2008 to 2009.
Every year as the skiers leave, we watch some other amazing travelers choose the Yampa Valley to grace and transform our forests and grasslands with their songs and their offspring. The riparian forests of the Yampa Valley provide native habitat for more than 140 species of migratory birds.
The Steamboat Springs High School girls tennis team still has all 11 players eligible to make the state tournament, with two singles players and all four doubles teams in today's finals of the regional tournament.
If even one student tests positive for swine flu, Steamboat Springs School District Superintendent Shalee Cunningham said she is prepared to shut down all district schools for two weeks.