News for Thursday, June 16, 2005

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CD reviews for June 17

Van Morrison "Magic Time"On sale at All That Jazz for $7.99 Happy Father's Day to the fathers of adult children. This CD is for the fathers who used to listen to their music loud but haven't for years. For the fathers who were hip in the '60s and remember Van Morrison when he was in a band called Them.

Group wants park dedicated

Former Steamboat Springs City Council President Kevin Bennett has some unfinished business he hopes the council will begin to take care of Tuesday night.

Council likes library plan

The Steamboat Springs City Council smiled on the plans for expanding Bud Werner Memorial Library.

Patching together history

Woman to speak about Civil War Era quilts

One of Jeananne Wright's quilts is mouse-eaten at the edges and stained with mud, but she would never think of giving it up. She won't guess its market value because she never plans to sell it.

From first draft to final production

In the Julie Harris Theatre on Tuesday, chairs were stacked and there was no place for an audience to sit. The curtain was wide open, but the acting on stage was for one set of ears only -- those of playwright Rinne Groff.

Hayden business park a go

Business growth potential in Hayden gained momentum Thursday with the Town Board's approval of a new business park.

Steamboat Ski Area skier visits down 3 percent

Resort slips below 1 million mark for first time since the winter of 1988-89 despite high pass sales

A dearth of memorable powder days and locals' resulting indifference contributed to a 3 percent decline in skier visits at Steamboat Ski Area last winter, a resort official said.

Mudslide repairs on hold

Howelsen Hill slalom course will be fixed in July

City crews will wait until after the busy Fourth of July holiday to make repairs to a mudslide that scarred the slalom course at Howelsen Hill Ski Area late last winter.

Parking compromise reached

Spurred by a recent controversy involving parking requirements for an affordable housing project, the Oak Creek Town Board discussed establishing residential and commercial parking requirements during a Wednesday work session.

Autumn Phillips: Capitalism in action

Once upon a time, in my adopted hometown of Portland, Maine, the City Council passed a smoking ban. Smokers were forced to stand on the sidewalk to puff away at their cigarettes. It turned the nightlife of that town into a kind of outdoor market.

Rodeo chutes open for summer tonight

To say Steamboat Springs saddle bronc rider Andy Kurtz has stepped up his travel schedule would be an understatement.

Playoff pays off for Parsloe

For adults insecure about their golf games, Thursday wasn't a good day to be hanging around the Haymaker Golf Course.

A new kind of car rally

As beautiful Mustangs line Lincoln Avenue this weekend, don't forget your roots. This town was built on Subarus.

On Scene for June 17

Get ready to dance For those who missed it or for those who need a small piece of paper to stick on your refrigerator, here's a reprint of the 2005 Free Summer Concert Series.

Music Calendar for June 17

Tonight Steve Boynton When: 5 to 8 p.m. Where: Outdoor patio at Braun's Bar & Grill, 709 Lincoln Ave. Cost: Free

Learn from the source

West African drummers and dancers giving lessons

Robin Getter has a suggestion for Father's Day: Buy him an African drumming class. He's always wanted to try it.

Autumn's picks for June 17

Friday ¤ New Noises Festival: Reading of "Spiced Danish Vodka" When: 8 p.m. Where: Main Studio at Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp Cost: $10

See and be seen in Oak Creek

If you're wondering what happened to the community theater actors, they've migrated to South Routt.

'Lolita' a page turner

I never read "Lolita," by Vladimir Nabokov, because I always thought I shouldn't. "Lolita" was never offered and never discussed in any college or high school class. By omission, I was being told that to read about a crime is to celebrate it, and in our culture, there are few taboos greater than pedophilia.

Smaller Spanish classes a possibility

Parent-funded elementary program could see minor changes

Smaller elementary Spanish classes could be a reality next school year, parents said after a Wednesday night meeting.

Briefs for June 17

Accident victim upgraded to serious condition

The Record for June 17

7:11 a.m. A fraudulent check was reported in the 1800 block of Central Park Drive.

Board focuses on future

South Routt school officials discuss county-wide sharing

The South Routt School Board still is dismayed with the Steamboat Springs Education Fund Board's resolution to spend funds only in Steamboat.

Arts calendar for June 17

¤ "Gather up the Fragments ... Civil War Era Quilts," a lecture by Jeananne Wright, begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. The cost is $3 for guests, and the event is free to Delectable Mountain Quilters members. Wright also will be at Penny's Pieces in Sundance at Fish Creek shopping center on Monday afternoon and all day Tuesday appraising quilts. Call 871-9888.

Artist as dinner theater

Local artist Cully Kistler found herself in an interesting situation in Aspen last weekend.

Wildlife area to get new parking lot

Wildlife recreationalists will have a new parking lot to use at the Chuck Lewis State Wildlife Area this summer.