News for Saturday, May 13, 2006



Filmmaker combines lifestyle, ambition

Jacob Bell has come up with a plan to fulfill his personal and professional ambitions this summer. He'll travel the Rocky Mountain West from New Mexico to Alaska to shoot and produce outdoor adventure TV programs.

Corvus and Coma Berenices

One of my favorite constellations is Corvus the Crow, which is visible during spring. It is compact and fairly bright, making it easy to locate. Without too much imagination, you can see a crow winging his way across our southern sky.

Soroco shines

Team takes seven titles at regionals

Saturday was a good day for the Soroco track and field team. "Yeah, it was," Rams coach Gary Heide said as he headed toward the Soroco tent.

Moms, girls tackle tough questions

Middle school students Lindsey Yost and Emily Hannah only had enough time to answer half of the questions posed to them by 40 soon-to-be sixth-grade girls who attended the fourth annual Mother-Daughter Day on Saturday.

Some unsure of site choice

City Council's community center decision questioned

Make no doubt about it: Steamboat Springs will get a new community center. But whether the City Council selected the best site for the center has quickly become a subject of debate.

Pass the corn

Rabbit Ears offers quick fix of mellow spring turns

Turn off The Golf Channel and get off the couch right now �--�---- there is still time in your weekend to go corn skiing. In fact, if you can leave the office by 4 p.m. any afternoon this week, you can carve mellow turns on Rabbit Ears Pass until well after 7 p.m.

Raptors' speed shuts down Steamboat

Coming off a thrilling home playoff win on Wednesday, the 10th-seeded Sailors girls soccer team seemed poised to match up well against the seventh-seeded Silver Creek Raptors.

Holocaust survivor urges tolerance

Jack Adler speaks to local students about respect, diversity

Jack Adler is the only member of his family who survived the Nazi concentration camps during World War II. He witnessed horrible atrocities and lived to tell about them. And tell he has.

Fashion that functions

Don't overdo it: Steamboat trends stylish and practical

Steamboat Springs' spring couture redefines casual. From large Jackie O.-style sunglasses to the new line of Havaianas metallic flip-flops, ski town style has you covered from head to Crocs.

Class notes for May 14

Tara Delancey, a Steamboat resident and freshman at the University of Colorado in Boulder, has been named to the fall semester dean's list for her academic performance in the university's Leeds School of Business. She graduated from Steamboat Springs High School in 2005 and is majoring in business at CU.

Hayden throwers win long 'shot'

And to think, Emily Whiteman's parents nearly canceled their hotel room in Pueblo. One day after Whiteman failed to make the discus finals, having one of her worst days ever in the event, the Hayden junior surprised everyone, including herself, by qualifying for the Class 2A State Track and Field Championships in the shot put Saturday.

Kami Brockway: Another solution

In its reporting about the May 9 City Council meeting, the Steamboat Today neglected to mention that the plan for a new community center is to remodel the old junior high's gymnasium and add a kitchen. The architect's recommendation did not seem to take into account the existing use of the area to be renovated. This process of finding the senior group a new space would in turn displace the current gymnastics programs, which would need to find a new location. This "solution" simply solves one problem by creating the next one.

Our View: City should rethink decision

The Steamboat Springs City Council took a major risk last week by selecting the George P. Sauer Human Services Center on Seventh Street as its future community center site.

Sound Off for May 14

Yes, I support the artificial field. It makes more sense and would require less maintenance in the long run.t will provide more useful time on the field and keep our students in the classrooms. It would be beneficial to several sports.

Lia Kozatch: Support the arts

I am writing in response to the articles about artificial turf. I agree that it would be nice for sports teams to be able to use an artificial turf field due to complications with winter weather. It would keep the home team home.

Warren H. Harner Jr.: Just the facts

In your publishing of the letter from Robert Maddox on April 17, I noted that you deleted several comments that Mr. Maddox made about me.

Barbara De Vries: Keep your promise

Bouquets and kudos to those three City Council members who voted against the old junior high as the site for our new community center. Those three kept the promise -- made to the community, the seniors and the American Legion -- that was given in return for helping to pass the Bud Werner Memorial Library bond issue.

Anna Fitzhugh, 1907-2006

Former Oak Creek resident Anna Fitzhugh died peacefully May 6, 2006, at the Heritage Senior Home in Palisade. She was 98.

Strengthening ties

Youth Service Days bring communities, students together

Bob Parker knew his yard could use a little work, but his legs wouldn't allow it. "I'm diabetic, and my legs are numb up to my knees," said Parker, 64, while standing on the lawn of his Oak Creek home. Long, dead branches drooped from several trees on his property, a small plot on Second Street with untrimmed rose bushes, a lawn that needed to be raked and a broken fence. "These are things I've wanted to fix for a long time," Parker said. He was born in Oak Creek and has lived in the same house for most of his life.

Construction projects climb

The volume of projects coming through the Routt County Regional Building Department indicates this construction season will be just as busy, if not busier, than last year.

South Routt calendar for May 14

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.

Breaking boundaries

Businessmen have unique vision for sports store

Randall Reed and Michael Graves have plans to transform an ordinary commercial center on Steamboat Springs' west side into a destination retail experience. Based on their past projects, don't be surprised if they pull it off.

Business briefs for May 14

The Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies recently selected Yampa Valley dentist James W. W. McCreight to be an adjunct clinical instructor. This is the second teaching appointment McCreight has received from LVI.

Sailors fall flat in final round

Steamboat Springs High School doubles players Molly Weiss and Kristin Toy struggled to find their game Saturday during the final day of the 2006 State High School Girls Tennis Tournament at Pueblo City Park.

Transactions for May 1 to 9


Time to talk

Special education audit starts conversations

James Dickson, 9, has a lot of eyes watching over him. James, an energetic third-grader at Strawberry Park Elementary School, has autism. He struggles with changes to his routine and with verbal communication.

Steamboat's Hammond clears regional field

On Friday, Walker Hammond strolled into Stocker Stadium relaxed, carrying a guitar to play during down time. On Saturday, the Steamboat Springs senior left Grand Junction a Region 1 champion, taking first in the 110-meter hurdles in 15.38 seconds.

John F. Russell: Teamwork means more than titles

For some, the state high school tennis championships are about titles. But this week in Pueblo, the Steamboat Springs High School tennis team proved that the championships are about friendship, teamwork and respect.

The Record for May 14

2:03 a.m. A drunken pedestrian was reported in the 2700 block of Eagleridge Drive, where police found a man sleeping in the lobby of the Terraces at Eagleridge. The man was given a courtesy ride home.

Building permits for May 1 to 5