News for Saturday, September 10, 2005

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Tigers tear up JV Sailors

After two season-opening routs against junior varsity teams, it's tough to tell whether the Hayden High School football team is ready for league play.

Back at the ranch

Event honors agriculture's role in county

The fourth annual Ranch Ren�--dezvous is a collaboration of the Community Agriculture Alliance and Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. that seeks to bring attention to the county's agricultural industry, particularly to people who otherwise might not be exposed to it. The event was held at the base of Steamboat Ski Area.

Vote 'yes' on C and D

The Routt County commissioners on Tuesday discussed and passed a resolution supporting referendums C and D. As a former county commissioner, I want to share with you and Routt County residents how important it is that Colorado pass referendums C and D this November.

Sound Off for Sept. 11

Powder tools

Steamboat Ski Area's budget beefs up snowmaking, grooming

Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. is investing in more firepower this fall to help ensure snowboarders and free skiers get to play in the terrain park a little earlier this season. It's part of an announced $1.5 million capital budget.

Author inspires with her story

Kids encouraged to start making a difference now

What author and illustrator Kristin Joy Pratt-Serafini most wants children to know is that they can make a difference. That's why, when talking to Soda Creek Elementary School students Wednesday, she told them the story of how she published her first children's book at age 14. Called "A Walk in the Rainforest," it was an ABC book that introduced plants and animals alphabetically. Her illustrations were done with markers.

Oak Creek's bike guy

Stop in Dave Fisher's shop for bike repairs, advice or good conversation

Dave Fisher's new shop in Oak Creek isn't your typical bike shop. Instead of selling mountain bikes, jerseys and clip-in shoes, he offers bike repairs, free advice, intriguing conversation, a history lesson or two, Internet access and an occasional ride on his 1948 Schwinn Town and Country tandem bike.

On a mission to inspire

He won't let a skiing accident change him. Instead, he'll change the world.

The doctor told him feeling might return to his legs in the next two weeks. If the feeling hadn't returned by then, it probably wouldn't.

'Flipped' property offers comfort

Kari Doerr is a flipper: She buys old homes or properties needing work, fixes them up and sells them for a profit.

Colorado Cog a blur of excitement

At 125 mph, the view of the county roads near Hayden and Steamboat Springs become a blur of dust, vegetation and heart-pounding adrenaline.

John F. Russell: 5 fleeting months

The 2006 Winter Olympics begin Feb. 10 in Torino, Italy.

No need to rush

Steamboat Springs city officials are right to begin discussions about a new community center. However, efforts to have a plan in place before the November election are misguided.

Real estate transactions for Aug. 31- Sept. 2

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Sept. 11 effects linger

Like many Americans, Mary Ann and Perry Ninger have painful memories of Sept. 11. For them, the day and its aftermath were particularly difficult because they were in Steamboat Springs, not New York City, when the terrorist attacks occurred. The couple moved to Steamboat from New Jersey two months before Sept. 11. Mary Ann Ninger had worked in the World Trade Center for 10 years, and her husband worked just across the street.

City takes a hit on gas prices

Paul Draper gulped hard Aug. 30 when no one responded to his request for quotes on an order of a few thousand gallons of gasoline and diesel. Draper, director of the Routt County Road and Bridge Department, orders fuel for the county's entire fleet of vehicles, including heavy equipment used by his department and smaller cars and trucks used by other county employees.

Passion for books, writing come together

An electric energy created by a gathering of readers and writers filled the Sheraton Steamboat Resort's ballroom Saturday. The 13th annual Literary Sojourn brought together 400 enthusiastic book lovers and five authors for a day of speeches, book discussions and conversations celebrating a love for books.

Financial assistance available for medical costs

Health care statements get buried in the bill pile.

Business briefs for Sept. 11

Barclay joins Steamboat Village Brokers Steamboat Village Brokers has announced the addition of Ryan Barclay to its real estate firm.

Junior leads Steamboat boys to title

Few cross-country teams in Northwest Colorado will agree to compete in Steamboat Springs.

Sailors search for air game

The Steamboat Springs High School football team was able to get by without a passing game for two weeks.