Les Otten, the controversial American Skiing Co. founder, has resigned from the company's Board of Directors. American Skiing Company announced Otten's resignation in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing today.
Members of the Steamboat Springs School Board do not like that the newspaper uses "secret" to refer to "executive" sessions.
Chelsea's, a popular Chinese restaurant, closed its Steamboat restaurant Tuesday; the City Council gave quick and unanimous approval Tuesday to One Steamboat Place; and American Skiing Company continues to unload ski resorts.
Lincoln Avenue Chinese restaurant lasted just eight months
The owners of Chelsea's closed their Steamboat Springs restaurant Tuesday. The doors of the Chinese restaurant at 345 Lincoln Ave. were locked after lunch, and a voice on the telephone answering machine said, "We regret to inform you that Chelsea's is closed due to unforeseen circumstances."
Steamboat Springs will be the focus of a new show premiering on the Weather Channel March 4; the Hayden School District has raised more than $370,000 to help pay for the expansion of the district's vocational building; and the Steamboat Springs City Council is set to act tonight on a community housing plan for One Steamboat Place.
Routt County will discuss GRAMNET funding on Tuesday; a 37-year-old woman died in a traffic accident Friday; and Oak Creek has au
In our "Last but not Least" segment on Page 35 today, there's a story about how the late Anna Nicole Smith has dominated TV coverage in the past week.
Some time back, I asked readers for input about our Sunday comics. The overwhelming majority of you asked me to add Zits to the lineup.
As a story earlier this week stated, the newspaper is suing the Steamboat Springs School Board over the way its Jan. 8 meeting was conducted.
We have published three corrections in the Steamboat Today since Saturday. All three ran on the front page. So will all future corrections under a new policy I have implemented with the support of Publisher Bryna Larsen (whose name we inexcusably misspelled in a recent story).
From the editor
Hopefully readers have noticed our new feature "Last but not Least" near the end of the Steamboat Today.
3-year-old girl flown to Denver Children's Hospital
A 3-year-old child is at Denver Children's Hospital after apparently wandering away from her home with little to protect her from sub-zero temperatures. The child, a girl, was found at about 8:50 a.m. Wednesday on the side of Routt County Road 52E near Fly Gulch, Lt. Bill Brandenburg of the Routt County Sheriff's Office said. The child's name has not been released.
I remember when my family got cable TV - we went from four channels to 13. It was 1978, and I thought it was the coolest thing ever. We got TBS and WGN - all the Braves and Cubs games you could ever want, plus Perry Mason, Andy Griffith and Leave it to Beaver.
Bill May is from a different era in Routt County.
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I have defended Sound Off numerous times. Most recently, I defended it in this space on March 30.
We have been criticized recently for our lack of arts coverage, specifically our lack of reviews.
A winter storm pummeling the Front Range is having an indirect impact on Steamboat. Unfortunately, Steamboat isn't getting much of the snow being dumped to the east. However, the blizzard conditions in the Denver area have prompted the cancellation of hundreds of flights at Denver International Airport, including the four flights between Steamboat and Yampa Valley Regional Airport.
During my first year as an assistant metro editor at the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, we had three incidents in a month involving swimmers and surfers coming in contact with sharks in the nearby Gulf of Mexico.
and checking them twice
If I had a vote in the Associated Press Top 25, I would rank Boise State No. 2 and make a case for the 12-0 Broncos to play the 12-0 Ohio State Buckeyes for the national championship.
Several people commented on the juxtaposition of our front page on Tuesday. It showed a photo of the demolition of the Westland Mobile Home Park above a story headlined, "A vision for housing."
In honor of the holiday, I'm breaking out the "notes" column. A little newspaper insider information: a notes column is a columnist's cop-out. It means the columnist doesn't have 400 words on a single topic but can string together 75 to 100 words on three or four subjects. Lookey there, I'm already up to 55.
From the Editor
Earlier this year, I wrote about the importance of getting the Steamboat Today on news racks by 6:30 a.m. As I said then, being on time is the single most important factor in attracting readers. There is no front-page story that can make up for being a couple hours late to the racks.
If Limon is the measuring stick in Colorado small-school football, Hayden is halfway there.
Ski Corp. president's check depends on ski area sale price
Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. President Chris Diamond will be paid a $400,000 to $725,000 bonus, depending on the sale price of the Steamboat Ski Area.
For what it's worth, here's my postmortem on Tuesday's election:
I lost my father on Sunday.
One of the most important services we provide is the "Happenings," our daily listing of events in and around Steamboat Springs.
Sheriff's candidate can get peace officer certification
Gary Wall can get certified as a peace officer by passing a written exam and a skills test, the man who oversees the certification said Friday.
It's that time of year. Snow is imminent and so are skiing and the holidays. It's definitely the season to be At Home in Steamboat Springs. This is our second edition of the magazine and we've worked hard to get you ready for winter in the Rockies. Whether it's getting fit to hit the slopes, some ideas for Thanksgiving and Christmas, getting in touch with the arts, profiles of locals or options for your kitchen, this issue is packed with things that make the Steamboat lifestyle special.
Election night 2000 was one of those events that makes you appreciate being in journalism. I went to work thinking the presidential election would be over by 9 p.m., and George W. Bush would win. I had learned that no matter how much I wanted to be surprised on election night, I usually wasn't.
From the Editor
On Monday, we ran a short story that said the Steamboat Springs School Board would meet in "executive, or secret, session." I received two phone calls (neither was from a board member) complaining that the use of the word "secret" implied deviousness on the part of the board. So what if it did? Webster's defines devious as "not straightforward, frank; deceiving," all of which applies when public bodies meet in private.
From the Editor
I spent the last few days in San Antonio watching news around the clock with my father.
The Steamboat Pilot & Today is unlike any other newspaper I have worked for.
Many have told me I have a voice for radio. Some have said I have a face for radio. No one has ever said I belong on TV.
Every year at this time, I spend a couple weeks getting ready for the annual Colorado Press Association newspaper awards contest.
The ramifications from an electrical storm Saturday night were still being felt Monday in Steamboat Springs.
The Steamboat Pilot & Today Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. have given away 11 lift tickets so far in a promotion on steamboatpilot.com
Impacts of Saturday's lightning storm linger
The ramifications from an electrical storm Saturday night were still being felt Monday in Steamboat Springs. "This was a freak storm that came in," said Jim Chappell, Yampa Valley Electric Association spokesman. "It really stressed our system, as it would any utility."
From the Editor
Giles Charle's mother called me Wednesday to thank me for helping get her son out of jail. I didn't know how to answer. I know that absent the newspaper's coverage, Charle and David Siller most likely would still be behind bars. But securing the men's release is not what this newspaper set out to accomplish when it began reporting this story Friday, and I take neither personal nor professional pleasure in their release.
Jail time for taking food from trash 'ridiculous,' Hieb says
The owners of a fresh produce store said Saturday that it is absurd that two men are in jail for taking spoiled fruit and vegetables from the store's trash area.
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Barbara Meglen of Steamboat Springs has won a lift ticket to the Steamboat Ski Area courtesy of the Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. and steamboatpilot.com
Some Steamboat Springs Broncos' fans missed the Broncos preseason game with the Arizona Cardinals' Thursday night because of a technical glitch.
Longtime local Keith Skytta, who served on this newspaper's editorial board a few winters back, e-mailed me this week with questions about our Question of the Week.
From the Editor
I am glad there is someone in custody in connection with the horrible murder of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey. Suspect John Mark Karr has made some odd statements that raise questions about his guilt, but I hope police officers have their man so that JonBenet's family might finally find peace.
From the Editor
Good columnists are a critical component of a good newspaper.
I am a firm believer in college, but college alone isn't always enough to get you into the workplace.
Get ready for big changes to our Web site, steamboatpilot.com.
I received an e-mail from a reader this week who said he and his colleagues would boycott businesses that advertise with the Steamboat Pilot & Today so long as we continue to carry Ann Coulter's columns.
It has been a summer of change in our newsroom. We have added staff, changed some beats and seen some personnel leave.