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Danie Harrelson

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Self-help housing arrives

Program makes home ownership affordable

People who wish to participate in a federal program that will make affordable home ownership in Steamboat Springs a reality must throw their back into it -- literally.

Housing authority

A plan to create affordable housing options in Routt County is still on the drawing board. When -- and if -- taxpayers will give it the go-ahead is still in question.

One Class Act

Tokyo Sting Quartet opens Strings in the Mountains Series

Violinist Martin Beaver is a familiar face at Strings in the Mountains. The Canadian performer has wowed chamber music audiences for several seasons.

A book for the children

Feldmann's story draws from experience as Marine prosecutor

A father longs to leave something behind for his children.

Share your vision for future Steamboat

Residents are invited tonight to share their vision of what Steamboat Springs should look like in 10, 20 and 30 years.

Justice center moves forward

Now that the county has settled on a site for its proposed justice center, the real work can begin.

Preservation plan may go to voters

The future of Routt County's past may lie in voters' hands.

Skier visits flat in 2002-03

The Steamboat Ski Area held steady at more than 1 million skier visits in the 2002-03 season, while other ski resorts in the state posted modest gains.

Yampa Blue offering more than a standard cup of joe

Several years ago, Blue Wipperfurth imagined a business where customers were more like neighbors stopping by for some chai and a chat.

Updating the area plan

City, county planning commissions provide their input

The two hours the city of Steamboat Springs and Routt County planning commissions allotted Thursday for their discussion of the Community Area Plan Update were not nearly enough.

Lafarge to seek delay on decision

Gravel company has concerns to address

Lafarge will ask the Routt County Board of Commissioners to delay a decision on the company's plans for a controversial gravel mine in the south valley.

Residents introduced to self-help housing program

The organization committed to helping renters become homeowners didn't sugarcoat expectations for its newest endeavor Wednesday night.

Building for the future

Program offers chance to own home

People who wish to participate in a federal program that will make home ownership in Steamboat Springs a reality must throw their back into it -- literally. The Regional Affordable Living Foundation is bringing the Mutual Self-Help Housing Program to the Yampa Valley. The seven families who qualify to participate will build their own homes.

Property tax deadline nearing

People who opted to pay their property taxes in two installments should take note of a fast-approaching deadline.

Site for justice center selected

Building will sit south of Routt County Jail

The county has settled on a site for its proposed justice center.

Commission recommends Xcel plan

A new power line could join existing power lines that run north and west of Emerald Mountain.

Class will help preserve Routt County's history

Twenty men and women put their heads together last year to tell a story. What they came up with will help preserve Routt County history.

Elected officials headed to Steamboat

Routt County's elected representatives will have some company next week. County commissioners from around the state arrive Monday to hash out concerns that affect local governments in Colorado.

Physical therapists lobby for patients

Two physical therapists head to Washington later this month to support legislation that would improve patients' access to physical therapy.

Tread of Pioneers Museum showcases area's history

Tuckered out hikers, bikers and kayakers -- look no further. The Tread of Pioneers Museum offers a respite for the recreation-weary. Northwest Colorado offers a surplus of recreational amenities, but visitors shouldn't pass up its cultural and historical resources.

Lots of options when it comes to flooring

The options may floor you. There's no short supply of flooring alternatives for the homeowner who wants to invest a little time and money in sprucing up a room or two.

National forest provides getaway for serious bikers

It's the time of year to swap boards for bikes. The change of seasons means some of the best biking trails around are drying out. Steamboat Springs is home to plenty of gearheads. The town's proximity to the Routt National Forest makes it a prime gateway to a memorable afternoon or all-day riding experience.

A mother's challenge

Luanne Feldmann loves being home. It's where little boys are superheroes, little girls play dress-up and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are the order of the day.

Hayden man injured in fire

Bernie Nelson, 21, lost his home and his cat

A 21-year-old Hayden man suffered burns and lost his mobile home in a fire early Friday morning.

Get rid of waste, make power

BioMax 15 turns wood chips into electricity

It eats trees for lunch, and it's coming to a forest near you.

Lodging numbers down

Rooms estimated to be half-occupied Saturday

Memorial Day weekend traditionally marks the start of summer. In Steamboat Springs, however, this weekend of barbecues, breaking out the baseball gloves and remembering fallen soldiers plays second fiddle to a weekend of singlets, aid stations and finish lines.

Councilman: Long-term looks 'bleak'

Government officials provided a Budgeting 101 lesson Wednesday night, and what they had to say wasn't pretty.

Dems invite all to forum

Organizers hope to educate everyone on issues

Leave the stuffed donkeys and "I Dig Dubya" signs at the door. Partisan bickering is not welcome tonight.

Charges dropped in hit-and-run

3 Steamboat men were accused of helping driver

Charges have been dropped against three Steamboat Springs men suspected of being connected to a hit-and-run that seriously injured a Hayden man last summer.

Man pleads guilty to harassing nanny

A Steamboat Springs man pleaded guilty to harassing his former nanny Tuesday.

Public defender Townsend bound for Fort Collins

Norm Townsend rarely steps inside the hockey rink. He can't skate well or check or sink a puck. But he loves to watch the game.

Soap Box Derby turns into all-day event

It was a day for the little guys. Pint-size rookies and their hand-built cars headlined a day of racing, riding and roaring past the finish line Saturday.

Fire destroys RV on Rabbit Ears Pass

No one injured in mishap

A fire destroyed a California man's motor home and damaged his car Saturday afternoon on Rabbit Ears Pass.

New air ambulance dedicated

Original was damaged in March plane crash

Mountain Flight Service dedicated its new air ambulance Saturday, nearly two months after its twin-engine King Air E90 crashed just outside Kremmling.

2-year-old hurt after she was left in a running car

A young girl was injured when she and her older brother got behind the wheel of their mother's minivan Wednesday afternoon

Courts lose in budget battle

The to-do list gets longer, but the doers can't keep up. And it's not for lack of trying, either. The 14th Judicial District must stomach a 15 percent cut to its staff this summer, all the while keeping up with the demands of a growing caseload.

Woman, children rushed to hospital after crash

A two-vehicle accident at the corner of Fish Creek Falls Road and Amethyst Drive sent a woman and her two children to the hospital Wednesday.

Volunteers spring into action

Community members pitch in on annual Day of Caring

Many hands make light work. Dozens of volunteers rolled up their sleeves Wednesday morning to spruce up their community and help out their neighbors.

Firm can start justice center plans

Committee: It's time to let them do their job

The architectural firm tasked with designing the county's new justice center got the go-ahead Wednesday night to begin putting ideas on paper.

North Routt celebrates new station with dance

Fred Astaire, you've got four days to find Ginger.

Co-op extensions meet budget crunch

Colorado's budget woes may deal Routt County yet another blow.

Warning system short of goal

Weather alert transmitter depends on donations

Efforts to bring a weather warning system to Routt County this summer could fall short without more donations.

Youth in Motion this Saturday

Organizers hope for large turnout

Area youngsters are on the move this weekend.

Enthusiasts flock to Bird-a-Thon

Some might think it's for the birds -- shivering and straining in the early morning hours for the faintest sound of a swallow.

Man cleared of indecent exposure, other charges

Several more serious charges dropped, one misdemeanor stands

A single misdemeanor charge of harassment has been filed against a Steamboat Springs man cleared of more severe charges earlier this week.

Questions from 2002 plane crash remain

Questions about what caused last December's plane crash on Rabbit Ears Pass may go unanswered until later this year.

Legislative session ends a bit early

It's finally over. State lawmakers are saying goodbye to their home away from home after spending four-plus months under the Capitol dome. Among them are Routt County's representatives in the Statehouse.

Indecent exposure charges dropped

Man was accused of making advances on nanny

A judge on Wednesday dismissed charges against a Steamboat Springs man accused of making sexual advances toward his child's nanny and threatening her if she reported him.

Trial date set for man accused of shooting

A Steamboat Springs man accused of shooting at two excavation workers last month will have his case heard in District Court.

YVRA expects boost in security personnel

Denver and Colorado Springs' loss has become Northwest Colorado's gain.