News for Saturday, February 14, 2004



Class notes for Feb. 15

Monday, Feb. 16 n The South Routt Medical Center is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 736-8118 for appointments.

13th Street extension causing tension

The City Council's decision Tuesday to remove plans for an extension from Yampa Street to 13th Street from the community area plan update was a relief for those at Bud Werner Memorial Library.

Faith on film

Steamboat Springs Christians hope to see impact from 'The Passion of the Christ'

Two weeks ago, Dr. Kevin King, pastor of Anchor Way Baptist Church, sat in an auditorium in Jacksonville, Fla., with 2,000 other pastors for a special showing of Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ."

Defeating demons

Sailors take league crown with win

Forget the Western Slope League. Glenwood Springs junior Sean Flohr might be the best shooter in Colorado. But even his 32 points weren't enough Saturday, as Steamboat Springs won 49-45 to clinch at least a share of the league championship.

Support remains high for soldiers in Iraq

Wesley Mottlau, 25, knew since he was a child that he wanted to be in the Army.

Grant makes mentors possible

AmeriCorps volunteers work with middle-schoolers on social, academic skills and communication

Ellen McGuiness doesn't remember much from her years as a middle school student.

Memories -- 10 years later

A new building is in progress at site of the Good News Building explosion

February 3, 2004. The day came and went and JoAnn Baker Paul was so busy she didn't even notice. When she realized two weeks later that the 10-year anniversary of one of the most traumatic events of her life had breezed passed her without a notice, Baker Paul was surprised. For years, she never went a day without thinking about the explosion.

Our View: Winter Carnival

Nearly a century after it began, the Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival is still going strong.

Nina Rogers: Check out Kucinich

Check out Kucinich Tell me he's not electable. I'll believe you if: We are all willing to be spoon fed "facts" by the mainstream media.

Elkhorn raises the bar for ski-in/ski-out

A new benchmark has been set.

Five state bound

Routt County to be well represented next weekend

Matt Iacovetto got his revenge. The Soroco junior faced Hayden's Jake Doolin earlier this year in the Steamboat Springs High School Tournament, and Doolin won, 5-3.

Glenwood picks up league win

In the huddle before the fourth quarter, the Glenwood Springs girls told coach Deb Henderson they were going to win the game.

Clifford Willett 'Buster' More: 1913-2004

Longtime Yampa Valley resident Clifford Willett "Buster" More died Jan. 31, 2004, in the home of Wayne and Teresa Pollard near Silt, where Buster resided for the last year and a half of his life. He was 90, and his death followed a short illness.

New bank in town

Steamboat man offers solution to damaged wetlands

Ren Martyn's new bank will be open for deposits in South Routt County later this summer. But it's not what you think.

Teen concerned with film's message

Editor's note: Mel Gibson's movie "The Passion of the Christ" was given a flurry of publicity after critics declared it to be anti-Semitic. The most controversial scene was based on the verse Matthew 27:25.

Building Permits for Feb. 15

Steamboat Springs JEFF & HEATHER PARK 2707 ABBEY ROADOwner/contractor Single-family residence $329,057 MARK & CARI HERMACINSKI 245 HILL STREET Owner/contractor ADDITION $25,000

Transactions for Feb. 15

Seller's name listed first, followed by the buyer OAK CREEK PARTNERS - 114 LLC TO VANZANDT, MARLICE FOR LOT 8, BLK. 3, ORIGINAL TOWN OF OAK CREEK -- $87,000

Business briefs for Feb. 15

Fischer promoted to head ski air program Steamboat springs

Snowmobiler injured

16-year-old girl was taken to hospital

A 16-year-old girl was sent to the hospital after apparently running into a tree while on a commercial snowmobile tour Saturday.

Births for Feb. 15

Jordan Neely Sidwell, son of Kaycee and Tyrel Sidwell of Greeley, was born at 2:39p.m. Jan 30, 2004. He weighed 7 pounds and 1 ounce and was 20 inches long. His grandparents are Greg and Alicia Samuelson of Yampa, and Justin and Terry Sidwell of Gill. His great-grandparents are Bud and Carron Zabel of Hayden, Gene and Charlotte Samuelson of Indian Hills, Walt and Cindy Sidwell of Ault and Jean and Ray Butler of Littleton. His great-great-grandmother is Helen Miller of Plainview, Neb.

A higher plane

Catch the action at SoBe Terrain Park

The SoBe Terrain Park at the Steamboat Ski Area came alive Friday under a cloudless sky with skiers and riders working their tricks on the many rails and hits.

The Jail Report for Feb. 15

Saturday, Feb. 7 Jason Allen Boyd, 23, Windsor -- Driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence of drugs, speeding (Routt County Sheriff's Office)

Patricia 'Patte' Carol (Neil) Clementson: 1932-2004

Former Steamboat Springs resident Patricia "Patte" Carol (Neil) Clementson of Grand Junction passed away Feb. 13, 2004. She was 71.

Teens arrested for string of thefts

Students admitted to stealing large quantity of alcohol

Five students from The Lowell Whiteman School were involved in a string of shoplifting incidents at local supermarkets Friday night, said Steamboat Springs Police Sgt. Nick Bosick.

Ruth Wheeler: 1913-2004

Longtime Routt County resident Ruth Wheeler died Feb. 5, 2004, in New Castle, Wyo. She was 90.

Sgt. Justin David Zabel: Troops say thanks

In all my years in the service, I have never seen a community come together the way the Steamboat area has. Your prayers and gifts are more than greatly appreciated. Thank you for making my platoon's Christmas a happy one. We have been away from home for so long. We thought we had been forgotten. Thank you for caring enough to remember.

The Record for Feb. 15

Friday, Feb. 13 8 a.m. A reckless driver was reported eastbound on U.S. Highway 40. The driver was stopped near the Super 8, but no charges were filed.

John F. Russell: Steamboat to provide stage for top skiers

It's the ultimate goal of every student athlete.

Ice underfoot, no roof overhead

Oak Creek Hockey Association eyes new rink roof so it can extend season

About 12 years ago, some ice hockey fans in Oak Creek got a hankering to build their own skate rink.

Library cramped for space

Susan De Wardt is all too familiar with the lack of space at Bud Werner Memorial Library.

Routt County Spotlight: Robin Getter

Robin Getter Age: 29 (again) Occupation: Movement educator Place of birth: Newark, N.J.

Art Company changes hands

Will Bashan recently traded a career as a high-ranking executive in billion-dollar companies for a role running a gift shop in downtown Steamboat Springs.

Not your parents' home buying

Purchasing a house is very different than it was years ago

Buying a home can be a complicated and intimidating process. It is even trickier in Routt County, where home prices are well above the nation's average.

Sound off for Feb. 15

We don't need a mayor As an Oak Creek resident, I have a great idea -- Let Cargo Rodeman be the town manager, since she manages the town now. Pay her and throw the mayor's position out the window. We don't need a mayor, we need a town manager and she is the person for it.