News for Saturday, April 15, 2006



Sound Off for April 16

I'd like to comment on Sunday's story that Tom Ross wrote. It was a three-quarter page advertisement for the new Marabou subdivision in the Elk River Valley. It was more an advertisement than a story. It's a shame you have lost your objectivity and become a pawn for these big luxury developers. Step aside ranchers for these millionaires, whose concern really isn't about preservation of habitat but preservation of the bottom line.

District pursues flow of funding

Forums allow questions about Soda Creek's future

Determining what to do with Soda Creek Elementary School involves half a century of community heritage and likely more than $20 million in taxpayer support.

Omar M. Campbell: Immigration facts and myths

I know you probably do not have time to watch C-SPAN and all their panels, think tanks, interviews on Washington Journal, etc.



Below the surface

Rebirthing experience provides insights to life

Laura Lamun was halfway through her rebirthing experience."I need to do more," she said. "I'm sorry, we have to go deeper. I've got to see this. I've got to see what this is."

Irving L. Jones Jr.: 1921-2006

Part-time Steamboat Springs resident and aviation pioneer Irving Jones died March 26, 2006, at Mount Sinai Hospital. He was 84.

John F. Russell: A risky jump

Taking risks is nothing new to Steamboat Springs native Corby Fisher.

Democrats hunker down for debate

The Routt County Democratic Party won't have a primary election in August, nor will it have candidates to oppose local Republicans for county treasurer, coroner, clerk or recorder positions. But local Democrats said Saturday they couldn't be more excited about the three candidates they have.

Shannon and Jeff Lukens: Think rec center

This letter is regarding an indoor pool in Steamboat, something the community needs and deserves. Should it be at the Old Town Hot Springs or at a new recreation site at the Curci Turner land, off Hilltop Parkway? The issue is under heavy debate now and is on City Council's agenda May 16.

Our View: Council must consider all rec plans

The Steamboat Springs City Council must take a big-picture approach to community recreation facilities and develop a plan that stretches public funds to meet the broadest needs possible. If that means the city has to put proposed projects on hold until such a plan can be developed, so be it.

Ashtay Shikilah Bennett

Ashtay Shikilah Bennett, daughter of Suchshane Williams and Patrick Bennett of Steamboat Springs, was born at 3:23 a.m. March 29, 2006. She weighed 6 pounds and 8 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Her grandparents are Oliver and Sonia Bulter of Steamboat Springs, and Patrick and Paulett Bennett of Jamaica, Wis.

Broker: 'It's like a frenzy'

Data show Steamboat market remains extremely hot

Real estate inventory continues to shrink and prices still are on the rise.

Second-home sales skyrocket in 2005

Doug Scott and Linda Blazek of Corvallis, Ore., purchased their second home in Steamboat Springs three years ago. They plan to retire here.

Balloon migration

July tradition drifts south to new launch site

One of the hottest fixtures on Steamboat's summer resort calendar is drifting south.

Business briefs for April 16

SmartWool, based in Steamboat Springs, has announced the addition of Anne Wiper as its new vice president and general merchandising manager. Wiper was formerly the footwear merchandise director for Pearl Izumi and a vice president at Salomon, where she managed the Salomon Design Center in Boulder.

Brady Claire Bischoff

Brady Claire Bischoff, daughter of Laura and Patrick Bischoff of Steamboat Springs, was born on April 5, 2006. She weighed 5 pounds and 15 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long. Her siblings are Baera and Bo Bischoff. Her grandparents are Barbara and Walter Lett of Washington, D.C. and Barbara and Dieter Bischoff of Austria.

Diane Brower: Editorial wrong

We believe that the Pilot & Today Editorial Board's editorial of Wednesday, April 12, was misleading and vague.

Class Notes for April 16

Steamboat Springs High School senior Anya Salzgeber is the Rotary Club's student of the month. An active participant in Student Leadership and Student Council, Anya is vice president of the senior class. She also mentors a middle school student through Partners in Routt County, is co-commissioner of the Link Crew Program and plays varsity tennis.

James Chamberlin: Praise for the 'little stuff that may not get covered in the paper'

As the principal at Soroco Middle School and Soroco High School for the past seven years, this is the first time I have been asked to contribute an article to the Steamboat Pilot & Today. I am honored and appreciate the opportunity to do so. When I asked about the scope of the article I was told: "...maybe those little things that are going on in your school that don't necessarily get covered in the paper." With that in mind, the little things going on at Soroco middle and high schools that don't necessarily get recognized are the countless little things the faculty and support staff do for the students in South Routt.

Kerry Hart settling in at CMC

New campus dean comes to Steamboat from community college in Laramie, Wyo.

It didn't take long for Kerry Hart to see something unexpected in Steamboat Springs.

Steamboat ends home season with win

After sophomore Molly Weiss' powerful serve, she scrambled for an outstretched volley. The ball was returned, but her No. 1 doubles partner, Kristin Toy, was at the net to slam the winning shot home for their 6-1, 6-2, win against Columbine on Saturday at the Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs.

Errors plague Sailors in double loss

The difference between the Steamboat Springs baseball team and the upper-tier teams of the Western Slope League isn't reflected in the final scores.

Business as usual

Sailors defeat Palisade, stay at top of league

The Steamboat Springs girls soccer team punched in for work Saturday at noon and punched out nearly two hours later, defeating Palisade, 8-1.

Kirk Morse Crowner: 1922-2006

Former Yampa resident Kirk Morse Crowner died April 7, 2006, surrounded by his family, after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson's disease. He was 84.

Airline boosts service

Winter roundtrip to Atlanta added

Emboldened by the economic performance of the winter's ski season airline program, resort leaders have added a daily roundtrip flight from Atlanta to the 2006-07 schedule.

Flood risk not easily assessed

Seasonal weather proves more influential than thickness of winter snowpack

The 432 inches of snow that fell on Mount Werner this winter have to go somewhere.

South Routt Calendar for April 16

Monday, April 17 The Oak Creek Public Library is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Yampa Public Library is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The South Routt Medical Center is open for physical therapy with Dr. Tom Collins from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 736-8118 for appointments. The South Routt Medical Center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 736-8118 for appointments.

Bringing a little share to South Routt

Oak Creek residents start food co-op chapter, offer discounts to county residents

After years of participating in a Craig food co-op, several Oak Creek residents have brought a chapter of their own to South Routt.

A family affair

Father, daughter share a love of dogsledding

It has been a week since the team's last run, and the crisp mountain air at the top of Rabbit Ears Pass makes waiting almost unbearable for a group of sled dogs eager to take on the frozen landscape.

Alan Daniel Mayer

Alan Daniel Mayer, son of Matthew and Onika Mayer of Oak Creek, was born at 4:56 p.m. March 20, 2006. He weighed 4 pounds, and was 17.5 inches long. His sister is Eden. His great-grandparents are Helen and Lee Krystosek of Clearwater, Fla. His grandparents are Mary Mayer of Fort Collins, Dan and Kathy Mayer of Bismarck, N.D.; and Karen and Robert Crulo of Bedford, Ind.

Nolan David Laughlin

Nolan David Laughlin, son of Dave and Melissa Laughlin of Steamboat Springs, was born at 5:51 p.m. on April 4, 2006. He weighed 8 pounds, and was 21.5 inches long. His grandparents are Carolyn and John Rule of Steamboat Springs and Ethel and Robert Laughlin of Chicago.

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Remote work force comes to the forefront

The answer to Routt County's quest for economic development snuck up on the community from behind.