News for Saturday, February 11, 2006



Meeting housing needs

Stagecoach's Red Hawk division may give county needed results

It may not be the only solution, but Routt County Planning Commissioner John Ayer thinks the Red Hawk development in Stagecoach is an example of one of the tools the county can use to address the need for affordable housing.

Sailors end drought

Mader, Morell qualify for state wrestling tournament

Don't roll up the mats yet. For the first time since the 2001-02 season, the Steamboat Springs High School wrestling room will not be empty the week before the state tournament.

Downhill opens U.S.-Austria showdown

Maybe this is the team and the time. Up in the Alps, the superpower everybody wants to knock off is Austria. And as improbable as it would have seemed just a few years ago, the United States is the popular choice to do it.

Evan Keanu Ellis

Evan Keanu Ellis, son of Jason and Renee Ellis of Stagecoach, was born at 5:49 p.m. on Feb. 3, 2006. He weighed 7 pounds and 5 ounces and was 19 inches long. His sibling is Jadyn Ellis. His grandparents are Catherine and Ron Ellis of Glen Haven, Colo.; Louise Howe of East Haven, Conn.; Bill and Diane Russell of Houston; and Keith and Laurie Sutherland of Gaylordsville, Conn.

Lodwick left out in the cold

Steamboat star finishes eighth in first Nordic combined

Todd Lodwick had Nordic combined skiing in his heart Saturday, but football seemed to be the only thing on his mind.

South Routt Calendar for Feb. 12

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.

Our View: A path to success for all students

It's no secret that many Routt County high school graduates never pursue four-year degrees. It's also no secret that some local students leave their respective high schools without receiving a diploma.

Name changes add touch of mythology

In Roman mythology, Egeria was a goddess. She was a water nymph who hailed over healing springs, human laws and death. She was the queen of oak and wisdom.

Local wins slalom state championship

It was Saturday morning, but Steamboat Springs High School Alpine ski coach Chad Bowdre said Kathleen Lyon was slalom skiing as if she were on a Sunday afternoon drive.

Seniors end with a win

The Steamboat Springs girls basketball team isn't the Western Slope League's best. When it comes time to honor a senior class, however, it's hard to think another school could compare.

Yours truly

Three Steamboat relationships endure through the decades

The search wasn't for buried treasure, but it was equally intriguing and arguably more priceless. In a world in which "irreconcilable differences" can end vows, what is the secret to making a marriage last?

Community center efforts progress

Several months ago, the Steamboat Springs City Council promised users of the Steamboat Springs Community Center that they would have a replacement center before the old one was torn down.

U.S. gets hot start on the ice

Tricia Dunn-Luoma scored a 5-on-3 shorthanded goal and captain Krissy Wendell added two of the Americans' four third-period goals, leading the U.S. Women's Hockey Team to a 6-0 win against Switzerland.

Benjamin Grey Barbier

Benjamin Grey Barbier, son of Anne and Ben Barbier of Steamboat Springs, was born at 4:38 p.m. on Feb. 1, 2006. He weighed 7 pounds and 15 ounces and was 19.25 inches long. His sibling is Sidney Barbier. His grandparents are Gil Barbier of Steamboat Springs; Joanie Barbier of Salida; Gloria Smelker of Albuquerque, N.M.; and Charles Smelker of Ruidoso, N.M.

Noah James Pike

Noah James Pike, son of Justin and Michele Pike of Craig, was born at 8:21 a.m. on Feb. 1, 2006. He weighed 5 pounds and 14 ounces and was 19 inches long. His sibling is Bailey Nichole Pike. His grandparents are Dianna and Mike Murphy of Hayden and Jim and Patty Pike of Fruita.

Making connections

Directory assistance company dials in to lucrative niche

Consumers rarely give it a thought, but telephone directory assistance is a $5 billion industry. Tom Miller-Freutel would love to grab even 1 percent of that action.

Honor Council students curb cheating

After handing down its first verdict in fall 2003, the student-run Honor Council at Steamboat Springs High School has seen its caseload drop each year.

'The Exception' wins 1st U.S. gold

Chad Hedrick cut through the ice in his first Olympic race -- arms swinging furiously, body gently swaying, mouth hanging open. When he crossed the line, flipped back his hood and caught a glimpse of the scoreboard, it was time to let out a Texas-sized yell.

Man's hand stabbed

A 24-year-old Steamboat Springs man was arrested Sat�--urday on suspicion of breaking into a home to commit a robbery that resulted in a resident being stabbed, police said. Another suspect was at large Saturday night.

Business briefs for Feb. 12

Colorado Group Realty has announced that Izabela Banas has joined the firm. Banas earned her MBA from the University of Colorado and has been a resident of Steamboat Springs for 10 years. She is a co-owner of the Nordic Lodge Motel. She sits on the Board of Directors of the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association and Main Street Steamboat Springs.

Store crowned retailer of the year

F.M. Light & Sons in downtown Steamboat Springs celebrated the beginning of its 101st year with news that it had been named the 2005 Stetson Retailer of the Year.

Henri E.tetter: Threat at home

The radical threat to the United States is at home.

Official: Gretzky story won't be a distraction

The buzz surrounding Wayne Gretzky and his reported knowledge of a gambling ring will not be a distraction to Canada's high-powered hockey team, Canadian Olympic Committee president Michael Chambers vowed Saturday.

Condo room damaged in morning fire

A small fire caused significant damage to a room in a Meadowlark Condominiums unit early Saturday morning.

Just two quiet guys named Bode, Apolo

It's not unusual to find two guys in Italy with vowels at the end of their names. There's something a little different, though, about Bode and Apolo.

2006 Winter Olympics TV schedule

Today NBC 2 to 5 p.m. -- Women's speed skating 3,000-meter final; women's cross-country pursuit; men's cross-country pursuit; men's luge singles.

Moving on to Denver

Wrestlers head to state

Three Soroco and three Hayden wrestlers advanced to next weekend's 2006 Colorado State Wrestling Championships with strong performances Saturday during regional competition.

Battle Mountain keeps lead

The Steamboat Springs basketball team was not going to let Connor Drumm and Trent Beckley dictate Saturday's game.

One frosty festival

Winter Carnival street events continue

Only in Steamboat Springs can you find people dedicated enough to stand in sub-zero temperatures to watch ski-clad children being towed down Lincoln Avenue by horses and listen to a skiing high school band.

Ken Rogers: One issue of many

After reading the recent editorial in the Steamboat Today, I thought I would add my observations. Although the editorial correctly identified the current parking problem at Yampa Valley Regional Airport, and its proposed solution does have some historical basis, I think the overall airport management has a more systemic problem that goes beyond the "Parking Gate" scandal.

Steamboat jumpers fall short in normal-hill competition

Alborn, Jones and Schwall look ahead to large-hill event

Alan Alborn felt as if he should have gotten 2 percent more out of his legs Sunday night during the finals of the Olympic special jumping finals in Prageloto, Italy. The extra boost would have helped.