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Kelly Silva

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Time for a change

Aussies ready to move on to the next adventure

The four Australian men living in Steamboat Springs for the winter are learning valuable lessons from their time spent here real life is not always a party. "It's hard to live on the money you get paid working on the mountain," Chris Crea said. "For the wages you get paid, the cost of living is high."


Parting is such sweet sorrow

So, this is it. With 58 4-Points, countless Style stories and even a couple of awards under my belt, I feel like I actually accomplished something in my year at the Steamboat Pilot & Today.

Family Drama

What better way to celebrate the Irish holiday weekend than Irish music and an Irish play?

Teen ready to hit the stage in theater showcase

Austin Forrest may not be able to ask for a cup of coffee in Spanish, but his artistic expression of the Argentine tango landed him a spot in this year's Steamboat Dance Theatre showcase and a trip to the South American country.

Young Marley continues father's mission

He epitomizes the Rasta people of Jamaica: long dreadlocks, a heavy accent, reggae chants and a name that puts him a step above other reggae artists Marley.

Annual pentathlon under way

Eating a big steak or enchiladas the night before the 11th annual Steamboat Pentathlon may not be the smartest thing to do, but the key in a good diet for competition is to eat balanced meals all week.

System moves through area

NWS forecasts colder temperatures over next few days

It's typical for Steamboat Springs to see unsettling, frigid temperatures during January and February, but March 1 showed gusty winds, some snow showers and temperatures in the 20s.

Time Warped

Whoever had the idea to begin with (Brian Harvey, Doug Lockwood or Eric Leach), it was one that led to continuous script tweaking, newfound singing voices and a mountain of laughs.

Hoffman returns to the Depot

While many birthdays are spent dining at a fine restaurant surrounded by family and friends, Joan Hoffmann's idea of a middle-age celebration included paintbrushes and hiking shoes.

Railroad Earth: Hot off the festival circuit, into the 'Boat

Money, fame and rock stardom aren't the first things on the minds of members of the East Coast band Railroad Earth, but those things sure wouldn't hurt.

Entertainer hopes to make magic less 'Korny'

Chris Korn can read minds and make coins move without touching them. While he's creating an artistic illusion using props and natural light, he may even crack a joke about your mother.

Artist captures 'untamed spirits'

Susann Saarel mimicked her father's hobby of photography by surrounding herself with cameras and lenses at a young age. She began looking at the world through a Kodak Instamatic at the age of 7.


Don't sweat the small stuff

When The Pirate Theatre published the Steamboat Pirate & Yesterday to foreshadow upcoming scenes from "Community Use Theatre" for the first time last September, Doug Lockwood and Brian Harvey weren't sure of my reaction to their spoof on me Kelva Silly. They obviously didn't know me that well.

Doak Walker residents get taste of the cowboy way

Suited up in cowboy boots, leather vests and cowboy hats, Steve Jones and John Fisher strutted into the Doak Walker Care Center Thursday like cowboys walking into a saloon with a guitar and banjo strapped around their shoulders.

It's not easy being green

The challenges posed by a vegan lifestyle

They don't eat garlic bread sopped in butter or a tender filet mignon topped with mushrooms and stuffed with shrimp. Some may wear leather shoes and most drive cars and take photographs but for the majority of vegans in the world, eating or using animal by-products is not a part of their daily lifestyle.

Ski Corp. promotes 'Sustainable Slopes'

Environmental program starts today

Guests at Mount Werner will find pro-environmental slogans and activities around the ski area today as part of the second annual Sustainable Slopes outreach campaign.


Making memories that last

Beth Bagley-Lewis and Jean Labaree sat in a Steamboat Springs Health and Rec office Tuesday evening reminiscing about days spent dancing in the Depot when they were in their 30s.

Yampatika to benefit from Snowball

Deborah Fuller of Yampatika will be able to keep winter and summer programs up and running now that the nature store has been chosen as a co-beneficiary at Snowball 2002 with the Steamboat Springs Arts Council.

Singular Sensations

When Jean Labaree began dancing in the Steamboat Dance Theatre nearly 20 years ago, men dancers were almost nonexistent.

Rockin' Jake brings blues, jazz to town

The Tugboat in Ski Time Square will scream with traditional New Orleans-style blues and jazz this week with the Rockin' Jake Band arriving Friday and Saturday and Juice returning Wednesday and Thursday for their second show in Steamboat Springs this year.

Bronze stars

Local artists show mettle in their sculpting

Patrick Zabel has reached a point in his life where bronze sculpting is a spiritual escapade. When championship rodeo saddles were put on the shelf to remain only a memory, Zabel looked to the Native American culture for guidance and meditative healing in working with his hands.

Library seeks motivation for site

Sharing facility with school may be the only option

The East Routt Library Board informed the Steamboat Springs School Board Monday night that the search for a new library site still is under way, but it needs more motivation on the end of the school district.

Seeking signs of nightlife

'Bumming' it at the 'boat II: The social scene or the lack thereof

In the eyes of four young Australian men who have come to Steamboat to work the ski season, the town carries characteristics often afforded Disneyland. It's a great place to visit, they said, but they wouldn't want to live here.

Skaters hit the ice

Mid Winter program takes place Friday

Patrons of Howelsen Ice Arena's Mid Winter Skating Exhibition will find plenty of seating and inexpensive tickets to the figure skating performance this year.

Winter Carnival kicks off this evening

Today's events include queen coronation and film festival

The 89th annual Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival benefiting the Winter Sports Club begins today with an opening ceremony and an extreme sports film festival.

Data-mining system discussed

School board looks at ways to better assess students' work

Using a data-mining system to profile students' academic careers, administrators and teachers can now look at detailed Colorado Student Assessment Program scores to evaluate their strengths and weaknesses.

Radio stations off air due to damaged satellite

Regular listeners of classical music on 91.7 and 92.7 FM have not been able to hear the stations the past four days because of a damaged satellite receiver.

Events celebrate life of DeSo

Friends, family remember Justin DeSorrento

Jim and Karen DeSorrento aren't looking for closure to their son's death but a way to keep his spirit alive.

The Evolution of Gaming

As the technology wave of the future provides electronic gaming with more complex systems, lines become blurred with the intended uses of systems.


Gaming between the sexes

Why is it that men have this intense fixation with electronic gaming? Although the Interactive Digital Software Association has determined that 43 percent of computer and video gamers are women, I have yet to find any.

Mid Winter Gala benefits Arts Council

For the first year, the Steamboat Springs Arts Council will provide four gallery sites for the Mid Winter Gallery Gala.

Trio combines diverse backgrounds for unique sound

The trio that makes up North Mississippi Allstars found themselves out of their climactic element Tuesday afternoon as they arrived in Park City, Utah.

Snow Express to see slight change this year

Participants gearing up for the 17th annual Snow Express for MS will find a slight alteration to this year's event.

Mad Creek Gallery hosts opening reception today

Robert Arledge walked through the Mad Creek Gallery Wednesday making arrangements to purchase about four or five different oil paintings from various artists.

Routt County United Way reaches its $300,000 goal

With the result of terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, Routt County United Way didn't think it would see such local profits.

Running the relay

Lisa Perricone called home from Montana Wednesday to find out that she would play a small part in the 2002 Salt Lake Olympics. Perricone's Alpine skiing talent didn't land her a place in the Olympics but her inspiration, dedication and athleticism finds her running in the Olympic Torch Relay as a support runner.

Going to the games

Friends, family and fans of Olympic athletes find that getting to Park City can be difficult even if you're not competing

When Shannon Dunn competes in the snowboarding halfpipe in next month's Winter Olympics in Park City, Utah, she'll have a crowd of about 10 family members cheering her on. It's a far cry from 1998, when Dunn found out she qualified for the Olympics only a week before the games.


A fresh look on fish

Because of Colorado's landlocked geographical location and Steamboat's remote setting, it's no surprise that it's difficult to get fresh ocean fish.

Students ready to showcase talent

For many students in this year's Steamboat Springs High School Dance Showcase, it will be the last time they dance, choreograph and team up as friends.

Liza prepares for her next endeavor

Zuba gave her experience and knowledge of music but Liza Oxnard has learned about strength, independence and finally has something to call her own.

Trio makes music a family affair

Local musicians have been around the block probably more than a dozen times.

The Raw Truth

As the melting pot of America begins to look outside the box for different food cuisine, the popularity of Japanese sushi only helps to raise the bar.

Dancers to showcase talent

Country, ballet, Pointe, jazz, African and ballroom dancing will be the highlights of the Steamboat Springs High School Dance Showcase featuring about 50 high school students.

Schools tie holiday with history

Students learn about King on observed birthday

Instead of observing Martin Luther King Jr. Day with staff instructions and meetings, students and teachers in the Steamboat Springs School District will be in the classroom this year receiving a small dose of history from one of the nation's most prominent civil rights leaders.

Art of the Bounce

Bar security workers keep an eye out for fake IDs and fights

Six nights a week Jim Turczynski is looking for a fight and hoping he won't find one. As the director of security at Levelz nightclub and Lupo's sports bar, Turczynski is also looking for those under 21 who rely on counterfeit identification cards to get them into bars.

Commitment to music keeps Vinyl jamming

Although visions of rock 'n' roll lifestyles dance in their heads, members of Vinyl know there's more to it than fame, women and drugs.


Winter Works one to check out

I walked into the Depot Art Center Tuesday morning to find volunteers for this year's Steamboat Springs Arts Council Winter Works laughing and smiling. It was like walking in on a group of children opening Christmas presents.


Volunteers and local artists gathered at the Depot Art Center Tuesday morning to selectively place artwork for the viewers at the Steamboat Springs Arts Council Winter Works 2002 fine art exhibit.

Wranglers take to the slopes

Spectators wanting a good laugh can stand on Headwall at the Steamboat Ski Area Tuesday to watch some cowboys strap on skis or a snowboard for the very first time.

Hoffman returns to town

As an instructor of art, Joan Hoffmann has found teaching technique more beneficial than teaching style.