Meg Boyer, the Steamboat Pilot & Today’s director of advertising, has been named the new vice president of sales and marketing for the Idaho Statesman in Boise, Idaho. Her last day is June 3. Pilot & Today Editor Brent Boyer, Meg’s husband, will join her in Boise. His last day is June 20.
A power outage at the Steamboat Pilot & Today office early Wednesday morning delayed production and delivery of Wednesday's Steamboat Today newspaper.
Tim Bishop has announced his resignation as principal of Steamboat Springs Middle School effective June 30. Steamboat Superintendent Brad Meeks said the district would begin working next week to identify Bishop’s replacement.
We’re one of more than a dozen newspapers and media outlets publishing the “Losing Ground” series, an in-depth reporting project by Denver-based I-News Network.
It has been 11 months since Steamboat Today stopped allowing anonymous comments on SteamboatToday.com. My overall impression is the policy has been a major success. Initially, I was a skeptic.
A dozen years since moving publication of the Steamboat Pilot from Wednesdays to Sundays, new and exciting changes are in store for the Pilot & Today.
The reader survey is one of many tools we use to make newspaper decisions. This year, 678 Routt County residents ages 18 or older completed it.
On Wednesday, we kick off our 2012 survey, which will run for two weeks. We’re hoping for 1,500 responses before the survey ends Aug. 31.
We have been trying to run an advertisement for nearly a week thanking the sponsors and contributors to the Community Barn Dance and Barbecue at Sidney Peak Ranch. We have run the ad three times. Each time, the ad contained an error.
You’ll notice a few changes to Saturday's newspaper, and I wanted to explain them. First, we’re bringing Share Steamboat Today back to the paper Mondays through Saturdays. You can find this feature on page 19 of Saturday's newspaper.
Welcome to the 2011 issue of Colorado Hunter, the premier guide to big-game hunting in this beautiful place we call Northwest Colorado. There’s a reason the hunters among us call the region home. Come fall, it offers some of the best deer and elk hunting in the world, whether you’re pulling back a bow or sighting in a scope.
Today we have launched a new look for our classified pages. There’s a new full-color automotive section on Page 39. We’ve added color and photos to the real estate and rentals sections and we’ve adjusted pricing.
Recent discussions at the city level about restrictions and possibly bans on medical marijuana newspaper advertising are, as we recently said in an editorial, off target. The newspaper would oppose any such restrictions on the grounds that they would violate the state Constitution and the First Amendment.
The Steamboat Today has launched the website RouttCountyLegals.com this week. The site is a collection of all legal and public notices published in the newspaper. Legal notices from Sunday’s edition of the Steamboat Pilot & Today are on the site, and all future notices will be published there. We are in the process of adding everything that previously published in 2011.
Denise Scifres of Nathrop is the winner of a $500 shopping spree from Exploresteamboat.com
It is your mistakes, not your successes, that teach you the most in this business.
Monday's print edition of Steamboat Today has been delayed because of a mechanical problem with the newspaper's press. The press was repaired by 6:45 a.m., and delivery began shortly afterward. Most of the city of Steamboat Springs had been delivered by 8:30 a.m. Normally, the press rolls between 1 and 3 a.m. on the Today, with the goal of having all 11,000 copies of the newspaper delivered to racks by 6:30 a.m. Circulation director Steve Balgenorth said all newspapers should be delivered by noon.
The release of Colorado Student Assessment Program test scores for the Steamboat Springs School District put us in a quandary ever year.
Grammy winners perform at Free Concert Series today
The Steamboat Springs Free Summer Concert Series caught a break this year when Los Lonely Boys was booked for the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo.
Mike Lawrence's first article in our Power Play series was more than 2,000 words. But it was the following paragraph that got my attention:
Our summer edition of At Home magazine hits racks today. It is, in my opinion, our best edition yet.
I wish I had a nickel for every time someone has suggested that "readers only look at the headlines."
Gotta give it up for the users of steamboatpilot.com - specifically Bartender, Musknosumpin, the_Lizard and Dundalk. They beat us to the news time and again this week.
S. Routt teenagers were jumping on oil storage tank
Two South Routt teenagers are dead after an oil storage tank they were jumping on in the Routt National Forest exploded, the Rio Blanco County Sheriff's Office reported. The incident occurred late Saturday night at a well site off Rio Blanco County Road 8 near Chapman Reservoir. Killed were 17-year-old Samuel Hedemark of Phippsburg and 19-year-old Christopher King Fuller of Yampa.
Steamboat Springs' new affordable housing ordinance could generate millions of dollars annually.
When we bought our Dodge Durango in February 2004, I read somewhere in the owners manual that our 5.7-liter, Hemi V-8 likes mid-grade fuel of 89 octane or higher.
We always seem to have a lot of turnover in the newsroom of the Steamboat Pilot & Today this time of year.
Richardella, 30, produced kayaker Rich Weiss sculpture
Tyler Mark Richardella, a Steamboat Springs artist and sculptor, died Tuesday at University Hospital in Denver. He was 30.
My 64-year-old mother starts chemotherapy today to treat sarcoma, a cancer of the connective tissue that started in her thigh but has spread to her lungs and abdomen.
I spent Friday cleaning up the Moonhill Schoolhouse in North Routt County with other managers at the Steamboat Pilot & Today. We scrubbed down the building and moved a pile of bark mulch from the schoolhouse to the new North Routt Community Preschool.
I have received requests recently to allow the subjects of stories to read those stories prior to publication.
Positive and negative are dangerous labels in the newspaper business.
On Monday, the Denver Post announced it had offered buyouts to 90 employees in an effort to trim 37 newsroom staff.
I got a message Tuesday from an anonymous caller complaining about our front page. The caller was blunt in his assessment, so let me paraphrase what he said: "How the heck could you put a picture of a girl with a horse on the front page of the newspaper when 33 people died at Virginia Tech University? How dad-gum stupid are you?"
Scott Stanford of the Steamboat Pilot & Today provides the morning news, which airs on Steamboat Today between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. on Steamboat TV18. The top headlines include 911 tapes reveal miscommunication on police call; group moves forward with recall of John DeVincentis; and a preview of tonight's City Council meeting.
In the past week, the Pilot & Today staff has taken criticism for how we handled e-mails sent by School Board member John DeVincentis during his last year as principal at Strawberry Park Elementary School.
Scott Stanford of the Steamboat Pilot & Today provides the morning news, which airs on Steamboat Today between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. on Steamboat TV18. The top headlines include a committee recommends that the city not move forward with a study into alternative uses for the Steamboat Springs Airport; a preview of the Steamboat Springs School Board meeting Thursday; and a visit with the new director of Historic Routt County.
Scott Stanford of the Steamboat Pilot & Today provides the morning news, which airs on Steamboat Today between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. on Steamboat TV18. The top headlines include the Yampa Valley Housing Authority's efforts to buy Fish Creek Mobile Home Park; the School Board's investigation into who released John DeVincentis' e-mails; and the death of ski patroller Cody St. John.
Steamboat Springs School Board member says he will not resign from his seat
Steamboat Springs School Board Member John DeVincentis apologized Saturday morning for a series of e-mails he sent in 2004 and 2005.
Pat Gleason warns board president that recall is coming
School Board member and former Strawberry Park principal John DeVincentis issued an apology Saturday morning for e-mails he sent in 2004 and 2005 that were highly critical of Cyndy Simms, a former Steamboat Springs Superintendent. Asked if he had any plans to resign from the School Board, DeVincentis said, "the letter speaks for itself." His letter states, "In the future I will serve as the board member the public expects and deserves." The following is his letter as submitted to the Steamboat Pilot & Today...
It's that time of year when the newspaper starts looking for new Editorial Board members.
I wish I had a nickel for every time someone has suggested that "readers only look at the headlines."
Not too long ago, the newspaper announced its foray into television with the purchase of Steamboat TV18.
Scott Stanford provides the morning news for Wednesday, March 21, 2007. The news airs on Steamboat Today from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. each morning on Steamboat TV 18 and also on Steamboatpilot.com.
A week ago, I invited readers to provide feedback on whether the newspaper should keep or drop Ann Coulter.
Best sports experience of my college years at the Naval Academy? The 1986 NCAA basketball tournament. Navy beat 10th-seeded Tulsa in the first round but drew a tall order in the second - No. 2-seed Syracuse, which featured Pearl Washington and Rony Seikaly and had beaten us by 23 in December. Did I mention Syracuse's Carrier Dome was the site of the NCAA sub-regional?
OKONSKI, CHRISTOPHER M and OKONSKI, D ERICA TO BELL, MIKE FOR OVERLAND AT STAGECOACH LOT 16 - $680,000
I have only myself to blame. I'm the one who decided last year to add Ann Coulter to our ViewPoints pages.
Luther Propst, the executive director of the Sonoran Institute, told the Community Alliance of the Yampa Valley that good growth management and conservation practices would lead to economic prosperity; representatives from the Colorado Department of Education were in the Yampa Valley last week to gather input on local schools; and A 24-year-old Craig woman was hurt Saturday morning when her car collided with a truck on Rabbit Ears Pass.
Steamboat the first of several sales that will shrink company
The sale of the Steamboat Ski Area is the linchpin deal in American Skiing Company's efforts to shed assets and transform the company into a much smaller, debt-free operation.