News for Saturday, September 24, 2005



Omar Campbell: Silent conspiracy

Our country is flooded by 11 million illegal aliens who have sneaked across our southern border in violation of our immigration laws. It is as if the Mexican government wants to colonize the U.S. with its surplus population. They have a special ministry set up to furnish help and advice on how to sneak through the border, get forged papers, etc. President Fox is pressing for a blanket amnesty. Just what we need in a country that is already overpopulated.

Arianna N. Aguilar

Arianna N. Aguilar, daughter of Lorena Villegas and Ivan Aguilar of Guayaquil, Ecuador, was born at 4:05 a.m. on Sept. 9, 2005.

Lynn Abbott: Vote for Referendums C, D

Passing referendums C and D makes sense. It makes business sense to regain Colorado's competitive edge in attracting companies and investors who look for quality schools, an educated work force and adequate transportation.

Kids are climbing the walls

Thanks to fundraising, elementary schools put rock climbing into PE curriculum

On Thursday morning, fifth-graders at Soda Creek Elementary pulled, stepped and hefted their way along a 60-foot-long traverse rock-climbing wall. They climbed quickly, using their hands and feet. They looked for their next moves while trying not to fall to the mats below.

Free your mind

Alternative-medicine healers of the Yampa Valley

Next Sunday, Steamboat Springs High School will be filled with evidence that the area's approach to medicine is changing. For the second year, healers from the area will gather for the Yampa Valley Holistic Fair.

A place to call home

A meandering sidewalk is like an artery through the River Place co-housing community. It connects cottage-like homes and classic covered porches with benches, cruisers and baby strollers.

Yoga is in the house

Nancy Spooner opens new business in 90-year-old house on Main Street

The first thing Oak Creek residents asked Nancy Spooner when they found out she had bought the lavender house on Main Street was whether she planned to paint it.

Preparing for disaster

When it comes to disasters, citizens not only expect action from their government -- they deserve it.

Fall foliage on foot or by car

Leaves changed on cue this year. As soon as the calendar hit Sept. 22, the official first day of autumn, the aspens responded with a show of bright yellow. This week and the next, as the changing aspen colors reach their peak, will be the best time to get outdoors on foot or by car.

Our View: Field decision was right call

The Steamboat Springs City Council was right to postpone plans for a new artificial turf field adjacent to Heritage Park west of the city. The field's cost and the emergence of other options are the reasons the city should wait. The concerns of Heritage Park homeowners are less valid.

Business briefs for Sept. 25

Newspaper promotes two into editor roles The Steamboat Pilot & Today recently promoted Brent Boyer and Meg Wortman into editor roles with the newspaper.

Lane Marcus Ray

Lane Marcus Ray, son of Michelle and Mathew Ray of Craig, was born at 6:36 p.m. on Sept. 9, 2005.

Richard Jones: 1918--2005

Yampa resident Richard Ernest "Dick" Jones died Sept. 19, 2005, at his home after a brief illness. He was 87.

Dan Henry Knott: 1918--2005

Longtime Oak Creek rancher Dan Henry Knott died Sept. 11, 2005, at his home on Trout Creek. He was 87. Dan was born March 12, 1918, to Henry and Ella (Pense) Knott in Baird, Neb. He came to Routt County when he was 2 years old and settled on a ranch between Yampa and Phippsburg by the Yampa River. He moved to Trout Creek in the 1930s.

Ray Revere: 1927--2005

Longtime Oak Creek resident Ray Revere died at his home Sept. 18, 2005. He was 78.

Betty Pauline Gray: 1929--2005

Former Steamboat Springs resident Betty Pauline Gray passed away on Sept. 12, 2005. She was 76. Betty had been a resident of Grand Junction since 1985.

Class notes for Sept. 25

Matteo is Rotary Student of the Month Katie Matteo, Steamboat Springs High School Senior, was honored as Rotary Student of the Month at the Tuesday meeting of the Steamboat Springs Rotary Club. Katie is the daughter of Bob and Nona Matteo.

South Routt Calendar for Sept. 25

Monday, Sept. 26 The Oak Creek Public Library is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Toponas Public Library is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Yampa Public Library is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Record for Sept. 25

Friday, Sept. 23 Midnight Officers reportedly arrested a 19-year-old man on a fugitive of justice warrant after they responded to a noise complaint in the 1000 block of Steamboat Boulevard.

Arrest Record for Sept. 25

Saturday, Sept. 17 Elbert Vernon Hawkins, 25, Steamboat Springs--Disorderly conduct (Steamboat Springs Police Department)

John F. Russell: More than expected

When the members of the Steamboat Springs golf team teed off for this year's regional golf tournament, nobody was expecting much.

Football team smiling after overtime win

Steamboat, 4-1, second in Western Slope

Steamboat Springs' overtime win Friday against Moffat County is a blur to lineman Lane Shipley.

Sailors tennis takes 2

Steamboat beats Evergreen, Greeley West

The Evergreen and Greeley West tennis teams hadn't lost a dual match until they came to Steamboat Springs on Saturday.

Sound Off for Sept. 25

Sound Off excellent I would like to say that Sound Off is an excellent place for people to Sound Off when they feel intimidated by other people. I think you should keep it anonymous because there are a lot of people who are scared to say anything. I think a lot of the people who want everyone on record are the ones doing the intimidating.

Daniel Tyler: Support library

Nothing stands out more in a small community than a first-class library. It's a meeting place for all ages. It's a resource for young and old. It's a statement that the community values education, life-long learning and communication with the rest of the world.

Elias Roland Bourgeois and Maddox Matthew Bourgeois

Elias Roland Bourgeois and Maddox Matthew Bourgeois, sons of Shelly and Matt Bourgeois of Steamboat Springs, were born at 4:45 a.m. and 4:56 a.m., respectively, on Sept. 4, 2005.

Jamison Abigail Taylor

Jamison Abigail Taylor, daughter of Stacey and Kelly Taylor of Aurora, was born at 12:02 p.m. on Aug. 28, 2005.

Library district asking taxpayers for money to expand

After seven years of design and committee meetings, the East Routt Library District is coming before the voters to ask for money.

Class offers choice

New tastes for Senior Odyssey

Kim Mayer, a Senior Odyssey teacher at Steamboat Springs High School, has sensed a more positive feeling in the classroom this school year.

Steamboat skier keeps his eye on the ball at CU

University of Colorado ski coach Richard Rokos has taken a sudden interest in football this fall.

Counties collaborate

Routt, Moffat economies intertwined

At one time, Routt and Moffat counties were one big county with a collective interest in agriculture.

Kort Harrison Mosbey

Kort Harrison Mosbey, son of Rebecca and Michael Mosbey of Hayden, was born at 7:39 p.m. on Sept. 9, 2005.

Sailors in win column

Steamboat beats Palisade, 3-2

Rob Bohlmann spent Wednesday, Thursday and Friday doubling as coach and team psychologist.