News for Saturday, February 4, 2006

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Suicide threats tie up police

Four-hour standoff ends peacefully

A four-hour standoff ended peacefully Saturday night when a suicidal Steamboat Springs woman was taken into custody by Steamboat Springs police officers.

One wild ride

Snowboardcross makes Olympic debut with Simmons, Smith

If snowboardcross wasn't extinct, it certainly was endangered.

When being a '10' isn't enough

Socoro High School's 11s Club teaches leadership, philanthropy

Soroco High School's five-year-old philanthropic 11s Club has changed the format of its annual community recognition ceremony to reward more than just one outstanding community volunteer.

McKayla Kaylynn Kiniston

McKayla Kaylynn Kiniston, daughter of Chad and Crystal Kiniston of Craig, was born at 8:05 p.m. Jan. 17, 2006. She weighed 7 pounds and 4 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. Her siblings are Junior, Brandon and McKenzie. Her grandparents are John and Monique Martin of Hayden, Charlie Russell of Lamar and Lita Russell of Arizona.

The Record for Feb. 5

8:37 a.m. A fire destroyed a maintenance building in the 31000 block of East U.S. Highway 40. The building was on a residential property east of the base of Rabbit Ears Pass. A 62-year-old man who had been working in the building before the fire was taken to the hospital for minor injuries, including burns to his face, minor cuts and smoke inhalation. He was released later that day. Investigators with Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue are investigating the cause of the fire.

Transactions for Jan. 25 to 30

VILLA, GABRIELE L. AND VILLA, HELEN TO STERN, RICHARD FOR TORIAN PLUM CONDO, PHASE I, UNIT A-505 -- $515,000

Advance on Web, collect hundreds

Resorts trying to top lists, grab attention on search engine

Ron Braet has found a way to compete with the big boys.

Routt, Grand showdown: Regular seasons end

Houston Mader's season changed Jan. 19. The Steamboat Springs High School wrestling team was hosting Palisade and Eagle Valley in a triangular, and Mader's mindset that night -- and for the rest of his sophomore year -- flipped.

Our View: SlopeWise off to a good start this winter

The report this week that a 52-year-old Littleton man was arrested at the Steamboat Ski Area on suspicion of assaulting a teenage girl after a mild collision on the slopes underscores the importance of the ski resort's "SlopeWise" safety program.

Jace Dean Gregory

Jace Dean Gregory, daughter of Marcia and Jody Gregory of Oak Creek, was born at 11:57 p.m. Jan. 26, 2006. She weighed 6 pounds and 14 ounces and was 19.25 inches long. Her grandparents are Don and Elsie Fast of O'Neill, Neb.; Tom Gregory of Oak Creek; Judy Eskridge of California; and Charlie and Lorraine Gregory of Oak Creek.

Homes go to highest bidders

On Feb. 21, a house in the Sanctuary subdivision will be going, going and gone.

It's not about the money

Volunteers give teens time, energy, fun

Cold air and hot springs make for a great water slide. "It's so steamy, you can't see anything when you're inside it," Mirko Erspamer said this week at the Steamboat Springs Health and Recreation Center, moments after rocketing down the tubular slide into a hot pool. "You don't know where the end of the slide is until you're in the water."

Seeking a storybook ending

Lodwick prepares for his final Olympics

It wasn't the Olympics that inspired Jeanne Lodwick to enroll her four sons in the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club.

South Routt Calendar for Feb. 5

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.

Class Notes for Feb. 5

Wren Lovett, an English as a Second Language teacher for the Steamboat Springs School District, commended Alpine Bank this week for its donation of $500 for the purchase of language learning books for Steamboat Springs High School.

Harelik-Tseng

Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Harelik of Steamboat Springs announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Harelik, to Ted Tseng of Berkeley Heights, N.J., son of Dr. and Mrs. James Tseng of Walnut, Calif.

Zimbabwean teen flees to Steamboat

When Nicola Jane Reynolds thinks about her home city of Chiredzi, Zimbabwe, she remembers the sunsets. "Life is so much slower there," said Reynolds, 18, as she recalled climbing hills in undeveloped bush land to watch the sky. "It makes you count your blessings so much more."

Loretta Van Norstrand: Drop the intimidation tactics

This letter is regarding Sunday's editorial in support of Main Street Steamboat Springs. The Main Street concept is a good one, but when Steamboat's Main Street group uses intimidation, as it has, to accomplish its goals -- that is very bad.

Ramona Celia Matlock, 1943-2006

Former Phippsburg resident Ramona Celia Matlock passed away at her home in Glenwood Springs on Feb. 1, 2006. She was 62.

Leland O. Harms, 1929-2006

Longtime Steamboat Springs resident Leland O. Harms slipped quietly from our lives Jan. 24, 2006, in Grand Junction. He was 77.

John F. Russell: Never too old to learn

I've always been told that you never are too old to learn something new.

Too much snow?

Is there such a thing as too much snow in Ski Town USA? If it dawned on you this week that your No. 1 form of outdoor recreation is snow removal, you may have arrived at that point.

Come along for mah jongg

As the tile landed on the table with an audible click, Cyd Pougiales knew she had won.

Building Permits for Jan. 30-31

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS ROBIN AND HEATHER CRAIGEN 2758 BURGESS CREEK ROAD DOBELL CONTRACTING DUPLEX -- LEFT UNIT $681,010

Cade Michael Salyer

Cade Michael Salyer, son of Alison and Mike Salyer of Steamboat Springs, was born at 11:17 p.m. Jan. 28, 2006. He weighed 7 pounds and 7 ounces and was 21 inches long. His grandparents are Foy and Colleen Salyer of Loveland and Frank and Carol Allen of Havana, Fla.

Kalob Wade More

Kalob Wade More, son of Amanda and Leslie More of Hayden, was born at 7:40 a.m. Jan. 24, 2006. He weighed 6 pounds and 15 ounces and was 21.25 inches long. His grandparents are Becky and Wayne More of Steamboat Springs and Sharon and John Warner of Steamboat Springs.

Elaine and Ernest Anderson

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest W. Anderson of Grand Junction will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Feb. 9.

A change for votes

County considers system upgrade

Routt County voters should see big changes by the time the August primary election arrives.

Officials: SlopeWise program effective

Skiers and snowboarders seem to be getting the message. Despite increased vigilance on the part of the Steamboat Ski Area ski patrol, the number of skiers and riders stopped for reckless skiing this winter has decreased by about one-third from previous seasons.