News for Thursday, October 20, 2005

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Planning approves coal truck change

The Routt County Planning Commission on Thursday gran�--ted Xcel Energy a permit to use larger trucks to haul coal.

Water district opposes agreement

The city's 25-year-old agreement with the water entities that use its sewer interceptor line and wastewater treatment plant expires at the end of this month.

Braden Bryant: Where's cartoon?

I am a 10th-grade high school student and a loyal reader of the Sunday Pilot & Today. Sadly, for the past few weeks I have become an irritated and confused reader. Where has the Joe Roberts cartoon gone?

Susan DeWardt: Library expansion needed

Since the library expansion issue became public everyone is asking: "What's in it for me?" Comments range from "everyone can buy all the books they want" to "libraries aren't necessary anymore, everything's on the Internet" and "our library is just fine the way it is."

Group mounts negative campaign

A new kind of advertisement has come to Steamboat Springs. A couple of ads paid for by a group calling itself Citizens for a Better City Council have matter-of-factly campaigned against City Council candidates Loui Antonucci and Bud Romberg.

National program encourages teens to read

Alison Lambart pointed to the books lining the shelves in the young adult reading area at Bud Werner Memorial Library. In an ideal world, there wouldn't be any books there, she said.

Counter-culture heroes or losers?

What begins as a portrait of the Hell's Angels, a group of motorcycle outlaws filling headlines in the 1960s, turns into an examination of the "Great Society" that created them.

Project hits home

Woman diagnosed with breast cancer while working on fundraiser

While making a bra for the Bust of Steamboat fundraiser for breast cancer awareness, Deborah Sherman-Hurst was diagnosed with a recurrence of the disease.

You can do anything at all

Even after years of getting on stage and playing dirty, from the gut, roadhouse blues with his violin, Lionel Young still catches people off guard.

A thing and a process

If you've spent any time alone in the woods, just sitting still, you'll understand Karina Noel Hean's work.

Arts calendar for Oct. 21

Tonight ¤ Opening reception for "Natural Reflections, " an exhibit of drawings and prints by Karina Noel Hean and ceramic art by Connie Norman, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Depot Art Center, 1001 13th St. The show will be on display through Nov. 17. Call 879-9008.

On Scene for Ocr. 21

Thanks for the jump A great big jumper-cable thank you to the guy who stopped and helped me get my car started Tuesday morning at Seventh and Oak streets. Thanks to you, I made it to work to fill this 4 Points.

Autumn's picks for Oct. 21

Tonight ¤ Opening reception for "Natural Reflections, " an exhibit of drawings and prints by Karina Noel Hean and ceramic art by Connie Norman When: 5 to 7 p.m. Where: Depot Art Center, 1001 13th St. Call: 879-9008 Why you should go: Next time you try to paint nature, use mud. Learn how tonight.

Hunker Down with an 'edge'

Different brand of bluegrass visits Steamboat for first time Saturday

If you pass by the door of Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill on Saturday night, you'll hear the familiar sound of a mandolin and an upright bass playing what sounds like bluegrass. But if you stop and listen for a while, you'll hear something more.

Music calendar for Oct. 21

Tonight ¤ Live jazz When: 7 to 10 p.m. Where: Three Peaks Grill, 2165 Pine Grove Road Cost: Free Call: 879-3399

School salary package passes

Plan wins approval in every school and department

Steamboat Springs School District employees overwhelmingly approved a revised salary package Thursday.

News in brief for Oct. 21

Applications available for student exchange program The Rotary Club is accepting applications for its Youth Summer Exchange Program, which pairs club-sponsored high school students with students from foreign countries.

The Record for Oct. 21

Wednesday, Oct. 19 12:11 a.m. A man reportedly was concerned that his girlfriend had not shown up to meet him in the 1800 block of Central Park Drive.

Michael Turner: Funding Horizons important to community

It is critically important for Horizons Specialized Services to receive adequate funding so that it can provide services to Routt County residents who have been on its waiting list. There are dozens of reasons why this is so important, including:

Kathleen Cline: PDR deserves support

I was disappointed in the Pilot & Today's recent editorial about Referendum 1A, though it was very positive about the benefits of land conservation in Routt County.

Woman in critical condition after crash

A 52-year-old Steamboat Springs woman is in critical condition at a Denver hospital because of injuries she sustained in a bicycling accident Sunday.

Event helps homeless animals

Every time a pet owner lets his or her dog or cat have a litter, a wave sweeps through the local animal population.

Autumn Phillips: Commute-challenged

I'm a commute weenie.

CD reviews for Oct. 21

Franz Ferdinand "You Could Have it So Much Better" On sale at All That Jazz for $15.98

Prevention coalition awarded $100,000 grant

The Grand Futures Prevention Coalition of Grand, Routt and Moffat counties received a $100,000 Drug-Free Communities grant to continue supporting the prevention and reduction of drug, alcohol and tobacco use among local youths.