Wednesday, February 28
Steamboat Gymnastics Center owner given one week to leave
The Steamboat Gymnastics Center is closing after 12 years. Owner and operator Dan Atkins was evicted Monday for unpaid rent. He was given seven days to move out of the building on Eighth Street. The Steamboat Springs School District owns the building and presented Atkins with his eviction notice.
Recent snowfall and heavy winds have increased the avalanche danger in the Steamboat Springs area, the president of Routt County Search and Rescue warned Tuesday.
Housing policy revisions are top City Council priority
Revising the city's inclusionary zoning ordinance, which regulates how affordable housing is built in Steamboat Springs, is the top priority for the Steamboat Springs City Council.
Winter Sports Club qualifies eight for junior Olympics
In five years as the Steam-boat Springs Winter Sports Club's head cross-country ability coach, Brian Tate has not seen the team qualify so many athletes for the Junior Olympics.
Steamboat skiers perform well at Telluride races
Taylor Coe wasn't looking for a boost at last week's Rocky Mountain Trophy Series in Telluride, but that's exactly what he got.
Steamboat's Lundquist to be inducted into hall of fame
Way back in 1977, Verne Lundquist made the trip to Salisbury, N.C., to accept the honor of Texas Sportscaster of the Year from the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.
Judge denies request to lower $100K bond
A 50-year-old registered sex offender pleaded not guilty Tuesday to allegations he sexually assaulted a teenage boy last Thanksgiving.
Stagecoach subdivision moving forward
A new 28-lot, 980-acre Stagecoach subdivision cleared its only Routt County hurdle Tuesday when county officials approved its status as a road review-exempt subdivision.
Members hear concerns, praise education association
The Steamboat Springs Education Association wants legal and binding language added to district policies.
Local man believes he contracted peanut butter salmonella
Steamboat Springs resident Chris Ward believes he contracted salmonella from a jar of peanut butter he purchased in January.
1:16 a.m. A 30-year-old Fort Collins man was arrested in the 1800 block of Ski Time Square on suspicion of third-degree assault. Police said the man had been fighting with another man at a bar. Neither man was injured.
General contractor settlement approved
Routt County will pay a $75,000 settlement to the general contractor for the expansion project at Yampa Valley Regional Airport in Hayden. The deal essentially will close the books on a construction process hindered by delays before finally being completed earlier this month.
Registration is ongoing for Cotillion classes for children in the fifth through eighth grades. The cost is $155 for fifth- and sixth-graders and $180 for seventh- and eighth-graders. The classes are on Sundays, beginning March 11 and ending April 15. For more information or to register, visit www.cotillion.com or call Theresa at 879-8456.
The media has focused much of its attention lately on the claim President Bush made that the Iranians are selling Iraqi Insurgents, mainly Shiite fighters, highly advanced weaponry that is capable of doing much harm to U.S. soldiers.
It is becoming more and more apparent that the city of Steamboat Springs' efforts to study alternative uses for the city's general aviation airport might be a waste of time and money.
The Hayden Valley Press was named the best newspaper in its circulation class by the Colorado Press Association.
Americans use about 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour, and most of them are thrown away. As fifth-grade students at Strawberry Park Elementary, we would like to see more recycling in our community. Every resident in Steamboat Springs has the opportunity to recycle.
Changing grant funds would be the straw that:
One thing I like about living in Northwest Colorado is hearing new colloquialisms.
Tuesday, February 27
the Steamboat Ski Area has enjoyed more than three feet of snow in three days; Les Otten, the founder of American Skiing Co., has resigned from the company's board of directors; and longtime Steamboat Motors general manager John Centner is leaving the dealership.
School Board votes against filling position for rest of year
After a discussion of more than 30 minutes, the Steamboat Springs School Board voted, 3-1, against naming an interim Curriculum and Instruction Director during Monday's meeting.
The Record for Feb. 25.
Gondola base parking lot closed Wednesday; icy roads, blowing snow causing accidents
Gayle Dudley has a favorite motto for helping Steamboat Springs sophomores and juniors plan for the future. "Senior year is too late," said Dudley, a career and college counselor at the high school.
Watershed ordinance spurs committee meetings this week
A committee formed to address a watershed protection ordinance begins meeting today, after an outcry from rural landowners who demanded a public review of a law that could limit future agricultural activities on some Routt County lands.
One of the community's leading businessmen, John Centner, has found a way to take his career in a new direction without leaving Steamboat Springs. The longtime general manager of Steamboat Motors has left the Ford, Jeep and Dodge dealership to become a director in Randall Reed's World Class Automotive Group and president of its operations in Colorado.
Wide-ranging discussion to include goals for 2007 and beyond
Steamboat Springs officials are taking a broad look at how to manage booming growth with the city just weeks away from a season of unprecedented construction. The primary agenda item for tonight's Steamboat Springs City Council meeting is a discussion about the council's priorities and goals for not only 2007, but years to come.
Rendezvous celebrates another era in Routt County
Skis weren't always made from fiberglass, Kevlar and titanium. There was a time not so long ago, when children of the Great Depression skied on skis carved from hickory.
Monday, February 26
Ski area reports 35 nches at summit with more on the way
The Steamboat Ski Area reported 9.5 inches of new snow at mid-mountain as of 12:30 p.m. today, bringing the total for the past three days to nearly three feet at the summit.
Les Otten, the controversial American Skiing Co. founder, has resigned from the company's Board of Directors. American Skiing Company announced Otten's resignation in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing today.
15-year-old snowboarder prepares for Norway's Arctic Challenge
Fifteen-year-old Matt Ladley just wanted to make the finals of the 2007 Chevrolet U.S. Snow Board Grand Prix.
If I could give D'Evelyn boys basketball coach Troy Pachner one piece of advice it would be to not look at the tape of D'Evelyn's 21-point victory against Steamboat in December.
Off the Beaten Path Bookstore participates in nationwide read-a-thon to promote literacy
Fifty years ago Dr. Seuss wrote a book, with a hook, that changed the way illiteracy looked.
Curriculum future, instruction position also on meeting agenda
The Steamboat Springs School Board will look at the district's policy for facility and grounds usage during its regularly scheduled meeting Monday.
12:44 a.m. A noise complaint was reported in the 1800 block of Ski Time Square. A warning was issued.
Skiers and snowboarders should smile. Based on several weather readings from the National Weather Service in Grand Junction, Steamboat's about to embark on a fairly moist spring.
Rebecca Lea's father - who lost his hair from chemotherapy treatments for lung cancer - wanted her to grow out her hair to make him a wig. He died in 2000 - before she had a chance to honor his request. Lea cut her waist-long hair on Feb. 21, and donated it to the nonprofit organization Locks of Love, in memory of her father.
Dan Bonner, a CPA with Treadway, Henion and Kerr, is the president of Main Street Steamboat Inc. Bonner chatted with Steamboatpilot.com Friday about Main Street initiatives.
Sunday, February 25
Saturday, Feb. 17 Donald Otis Taylor, 53, Steamboat Springs-DUI, failing to stop (Steamboat Springs Police Department)
Longtime disc jockey Kip Strean said that when it comes to choosing music at weddings, whether it's the reception or the ceremony, it's essential that the bride and groom are true to themselves.
Wedding planners make sure things run smoothly
A great meal can be a perfect end to a perfect day. Providing a nice dinner is a way to thank your guests for sharing a day you'll never forget. Below are area caterers who can help you design a wonderful wedding meal.
The days of stiff, ivory traditional wedding invitations are gone.
Weddings vary in size from intimate settings on a beach or an impromptu ceremony at the local courthouse to lavish gatherings with hundreds of guest. Brides and grooms likely will disagree on several things during the planning process, but few decisions are as important as selecting who will be invited to the wedding. With that in mind, the Wedding Guide has some suggestions on formulating the final guest list and how to treat those lucky invitees. The Wedding Guide also has suggestions for guests on how to behave.
Bridesmaids typically are sisters, closest friends or future sisters-in-law. Treat them like it. She agreed to be your bridesmaid because she considers standing next to you on your wedding day to be an honor. Here are some suggestions for what to do for your bridesmaids - and what not to do
Watching her friend give the manager of Old Town Pub a lap dance was one of Helle McClelland's favorite parts of her bachelorette party.
Steamboat offers ample options for the ultimate bash
All right fellas, one thing must be said when considering a bachelor party in Routt County - we're a long way from Las Vegas.
Small businesses offer hands-on wedding gift service
Nadine Daszkiewicz, owner of the Kitchen Shop in Craig, has three bits of advice for couples about to be married - register, register, register.
You've chosen Steamboat Springs for your wedding. You've got the invitations out, planned the dinner and found that perfect dress, but the question remains: What do you do with your family and guests the day before the wedding and the day after?
Joe Roberts' weekly editorial cartoon.
The good news about wedding favors is that they give couples an opportunity to cut costs. The bad news is that requires creativity.
Grooms need to look just as formal - but not quite as nice - as their brides. And in Northwest Colorado, that often means mixing cowboy style with traditional wedding attire.
Finding the right flowers to accent your dresses and decor can make your wedding perfect. To locate those ideal stems, use this directory of area florists who specialize in special days.
Music sets a mood during weddings and receptions.
Soroco students visit Stagecoach State Park for Winter Studies Day
Though some people might disagree, knowing how to make the perfect s'more is a crucial outdoor survival skill.
Country's biggest youth telemark program to host country's biggest telemark event
Just a few feet off the ground, a small figure masked in reflective goggles tears down the bump line on the steep front face of Howelsen Hill. He stops just shy of the jump.
I put a certain item on the long-term life goal list long ago.
Hayden senior Stephanie Blake has been named the Optimist "Teen of the Month."
In reality, all the pressure was on the Steamboat Springs boys basketball team.
Steamboat Chix with Stix put forth an unrelenting effort, but the Clash finished on top, 4-2 and 3-2, during two close games in the past weekend.
It's not hard to be a fan of Alpine ski racer Caroline Lalive.
In response to: "Iraq resolution correct" in the Feb. 21 Steamboat Today:
We were working with Amy Flint on a refinance and are deeply saddened about Friday's tragic accident.
Your commentary (Wed. 2/21/07) misses the point entirely.
Our friends and neighbors who sit on the City Council spend many hours studying problems that affect all of us, and they try to resolve the differences between developers who are mainly interested in the bottom line and those of us who are mainly interested in preserving the unique character of Steamboat Springs.
Establishing a school calendar is one of the most challenging tasks facing the Steamboat Springs School Board. There are so many differing needs that it's not possible to accommodate them all.
Suzanne Schlicht, who built the Steamboat Pilot & Today into one of the most recognized newspapers in the state, was named the Newspaper Person of the Year on Saturday by the Colorado Press Association.
1:29 a.m. Two juveniles were cited for being minors in possession on Kelhi Court. Officers said someone called to complain about the juveniles listening to "loud bass music" in their car, and were cited after one of them reportedly threw a bottle of alcohol out the car window.
South Routt parent raises concerns about district's ability to assist her child
When told she was going to have her picture taken, Ashley Herzog, sitting quietly in a small chair with her yoga pants on, smiled so wide her cheeks pushed up on the corners of her eyes.
Man's hobby becomes growing Denver business
Steve DeVries blew glass and built sculptures in the early years of his career.
Real estate transactions for Feb. 14 to Feb. 20.
SmartWool formalizes Bryden's role
Mark Bryden, who replaced Chip Coe at the helm of SmartWool on an interim basis last fall, has officially been named the president and general manager of the company.
Private residence club 'hassle-free'
When Megan and John Massey began looking for a vacation home in Steamboat Springs, they thought ski-in, ski-out access was the way to go. Then they got a taste of The Porches, an exclusive, yet relaxed neighborhood just minutes from the slopes, shops and restaurants - a small trade-off for high-end comforts and exceptional service.
In October of 2005, Steamboat Springs High School's current sophomore, junior and senior classes took a survey concerning drugs, alcohol and other risk factors associated with teen development.
Advertisements, parents, friends, teachers, TV shows, movies, political analysts, broadcast journalists, peer-pressure, beliefs, religion, morals and values. What do all the above have in common? They are just a few of the influences that teens deal with on a daily basis.
As my high school grade Progress (or lack thereof) Reports were waved in my face, I realized how hurtful the sixth letter of the alphabet is on a transcript. Especially when it sums up how you're doing in three classes.
As teenagers, we make decisions every day - what to eat, who to hang out with and even what kind of shoes to wear.
I stepped outside the other night to watch the stars come out after a beautiful sunset. It was the first clear, moonless night in what seemed like a month. Facing west, I saw the dazzling planet Venus in the colorful sunset glow. Then, glancing around the sky, I noticed another bright star that seemed out of place. I took a moment to get my bearings and realized that I was looking toward the constellation of Cetus, the Whale. Aha! That explained it! The famous variable star named Mira was at maximum brightness. For a moment, I felt the way that the stargazers of old must have felt when they saw an unfamiliar star in this part of the sky.
Tonight, millions of women will sit in front of their televisions sipping a chilled cosmo, chardonnay or champagne as the 79th Academy Awards unfold. There will be the usual glitz, glamour and grandstanding. The usual parade of impossibly thin women wearing beautiful dresses and Harry Winston jewelry. Jack Nicholson, sporting his trademark dark sunglasses and devilish grin will be front and center in the audience as history is made. My fantasy is that tonight, one woman will make the most memorable speech in the history of the awards. After she thanks her agent, the Academy and her archangel, she will say:
Ellana Williams dreams big, takes 'tending skills to teams
One team might have been a fluke.
Directory of Photography
What was unique about your wedding?
Art class teaches history, printmaking process after teacher receives grant
The Edison School, built in 1890, has been replaced by the Red Stone Motel, but Hayden junior Jennifer DuBois found a way to bring Hayden's original school back to life.
Rematch with D'Evelyn awaits in Sweet 16 games
Enough talk. The Steamboat Springs boys basketball team now has the chance to show just how much it has improved since the beginning of the season.
The Steamboat Pilot & Today was named the top overall newspaper in the state in its circulation category Saturday during the annual Colorado Press Association Convention at the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver.
State Patrol, hospitals battle blizzard to save local baby, woman
Within hours after Jayme Brungardt was born at 7:40 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, doctors knew there was a serious problem.
Buyers line up for vehicle storage at Hayden Airport Garages
Dave Thorp flew the Minneapolis to Yampa Valley route on Northwest Airlines so many times that a business plan emerged from his ski vacations.
Luxury ranch preservation development has 28 'homestead lots' remaining
Building sites at one of the Yampa Valley's estate ranch developments have gone back on the market, and the choicest of those "homesteads" now are priced at $6 million.
Saturday, February 24
Thursday, Feb. 22 12:38 a.m. Officers warned people listening to "heavy bass music" in the 400 block of Tamarack Drive to turn it down.
BLM deal with Colorado State Land Board for parcel finalized
The Bureau of Land Management has formally closed on a more than 4,100-acre Emerald Mountain parcel, receiving in exchange 123 Routt County land parcels totaling more than 15,000 acres.
The Steamboat Springs School Board will look at the district's policy for facility and grounds usage during its regularly scheduled meeting Monday.
Hayden School District's leadership structure changes
After nearly three years of a makeshift administrative structure, the Hayden School Board voted unanimously Wednesday to return to one superintendent and three building principals for the 2007-08 school year.
It was just one of those nights.
Newspaper wins 20 Colorado Associated Press honors
The Steamboat Pilot & Today won 20 honors Friday night during the annual Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters Awards banquet at the Brown Palace in Denver.
Hayden boys basketball coach Shawn Baumgartner considered Grand Valley the best team in the District heading into the weekend.
Eagle Air Med hopeful to have services ready by April 16
A Utah company plans to bring air ambulance service back to Steamboat Springs two years after local service was discontinued in the wake of a crash that killed three people.
Local Nordic combined skier Bryan Fletcher gets 40th at Worlds
Former Steamboat Springs resident and U.S. Ski Team veteran Bill Demong finished 13th at Friday's 2007 Nordic World Ski Championships in Sapporo, Japan.
Network puts spotlight on rising stars
In February, the next generation of extreme athletes came to Steamboat Springs to display their talents in the 2007 Sports Illustrated for Kids NextSnow Search All-Stars event.
Minnesota man found Friday after being separated from pack
A 25-year-old Minnesota man was in good condition Friday morning after spending a night outside on Buffalo Pass.
Nature photographer signs copies of his book tonight
It's difficult to be more recognizable in the field of nature photography than Thomas D. Mangelsen is today.
Friday, February 23
Steamboat's Fletcher finishes 40th
Bill Demong had the third-fastest 7.5K time despite soft snow and moved up seven places in the race to finish 13th in the Nordic combined sprint Friday at the 2007 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships behind Finnish star Hannu Manninen. Steamboat's Bryan Fletcher finished 40th. Johnny Spillane did not race after jumping to 30th place. Spillane has a sore shoulder. Eric Camerota was disqualified for a jumping suit violation.
A Federal Aviation Administration official said Thursday that it is possible to close the Steamboat Springs Airport but that it will be very, very expensive; Steamboat Springs is expected to see a bump in tourist visits this weekend; and the Hayden School District's new vocational building will be named The Babson Carpenter Career and Technical Education Center
Registration fills up for event, volunteers still needed
Registration has been capped for the 16th annual Steamboat Pentathlon, Susan Petersen, recreation supervisor for Steamboat Springs Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services, announced Thursday afternoon. Petersen said 260 athletes already have signed up for the popular multi-sport event March 3 at Howelsen Hill.
Steamboat, Soroco name track coaches
Andy Reust will be back as Steamboat Springs track and field coach, after he resigned from the position following the 2006 spring season.
Hayden hoops teams a win away from district championships
The Hayden boys and girls basketball teams headed to Plateau Valley last Saturday for the first round of the Class 2A District 5 Tournament against higher-seeded teams.
Steamboat to play Montrose in playoff game
Still, Sailors coach Kelly Meek said getting revenge against the Indians isn't Steamboat's main concern.
Plans are to have new pavilion built in time for 2008 season
The city of Steamboat Springs Planning Commission on Thursday unanimously approved Strings in the Mountains' application to replace its existing tent with a permanent structure.
Oak Creek Town Board approves garage as 'medical necessity'
Dave and Eve Ege cleared one more hurdle in remodeling their home Thursday night when the Oak Creek Town Board approved a variance allowing the Eges to construct a handicapped-accessible garage.
School Board thanks Babson Carpenter Foundation for contribution
The Hayden School Board thanked the Babson Carpenter Foundation's monetary gift to the future of vocational education by voting Wednesday to name the new vocational building after the foundation.
Steamboat Brewers' Festival will differ greatly from Brewfest
Jody Anagnos is bringing more than 25 Colorado breweries back to Steamboat Springs this summer for the Steamboat Brewers' Festival.
National Brotherhood of Skiers brings more than 2,000 to 'Boat
Steamboat Springs is expected to see a bump in tourist visits this weekend, thanks in large part to the National Brotherhood of Skiers.
For centuries, herbs were regarded as essential to daily life, but the custom of growing herbs for culinary use largely had died out by the mid-19th century. Shortly afterward, the knowledge of the uses of herbs in cooking declined as convenience foods and table condiments rose in popularity.
Feds promise to make it tough to close Bob Adams Airport
The federal official who strongly cautioned the city of Steamboat Springs last August against thoughts of closing its airport, acknowledged Thursday that there is a "mechanism in place" that could allow the city to shut down Bob Adams Airport. It would involve writing a big check.
Endurance photographer signs copies of his book tonight
It's difficult to be more recognizable in the field of nature photography than Thomas D. Mangelsen is today.
Museum teaches to preserve personal histories for future generations
Every year, the museum offers a free workshop to teach people how to preserve their precious family heirlooms - items such as photos, scrapbooks, china, furniture, silver, important documents and newspaper clippings. Among the lessons are how to properly handle and store such items.
Happy hour specials for Feb. 23.
Boston's Adam Ezra Group makes first trip to Steamboat
Guitarist and vocalist Adam Ezra Olshansky performs barefoot and with press-on nails.
DJ Also Starring takes his chances behind the turntables
It's not just his turntables that Brain Alpart, aka DJ Also Starring, has to lug around to every gig. The local DJ always takes between 100 and 200 records with him.
I hit myself in the head with tennis balls at least 20 times Monday night.
Hundreds of people crowded into the basement of Holy Name Catholic Church to support Comunidad Integrada by attending Taquiza - a potluck of scrumptious foods from countries around the world.
Thursday, February 22
School fair takes over middle school hallways and rooms
This winter, the pipes under Errol Ormesher's house burst, leaving his family with a problem and the Hayden sixth-grader with a question.
Instead, town will focus on steps toward smart regrowth
It isn't feasible to overhaul Oak Creek's comprehensive plan, officials agreed Wednesday night.
Members of the Steamboat Springs School Board do not like that the newspaper uses "secret" to refer to "executive" sessions.
New events aim to make 'Boat a year-round resort
If you ever wanted to run a 50-mile race up Mount Werner, along the Continental Divide and down Rabbit Ears Pass, Sept. 15 is your chance.
The Record for Feb. 20
The Steamboat Midget hockey team finished 2-0 during the weekend after wins against Telluride and Craig.
Steamboat Springs will send six Nordic combined athletes to the 2007 Chevrolet USSA Junior Olympic Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Champ-ionships March 1-3 in Park City, Utah.
The Steamboat Clay Artisans are looking for a local nonprofit organization that would like to be the beneficiary of this year's Soup Bowl Supper.
Paralyzed resident needs to remodel home for accessibility
Oak Creek resident Dave Ege, who was paralyzed in a construction accident in September, is looking forward to coming home. But before Ege and his wife, Eve, move to their house at 120 Carbon St., they need to remodel the home to accommodate Dave Ege's wheelchair and a handicapped-accessible car.
For those looking forward to melted snow and green fairways, the City Council brought some good news Tuesday, when it approved the rates for Haymaker Golf Course for the 2007 season.
City planners to review revamped venue for Strings
Plans for a completely redesigned and upgraded concert venue for Strings in the Mountains will be presented to the Steamboat Springs Planning Commission tonight. It is the first public hearing for the 9,107-square-foot pavilion that Strings President Kay Clagett has called a "spectacular building."
Wednesday, February 21
Chelsea's, a popular Chinese restaurant, closed its Steamboat restaurant Tuesday; the City Council gave quick and unanimous approval Tuesday to One Steamboat Place; and American Skiing Company continues to unload ski resorts.
The Record for Feb. 19
Lincoln Avenue Chinese restaurant lasted just eight months
The owners of Chelsea's closed their Steamboat Springs restaurant Tuesday. The doors of the Chinese restaurant at 345 Lincoln Ave. were locked after lunch, and a voice on the telephone answering machine said, "We regret to inform you that Chelsea's is closed due to unforeseen circumstances."
Boys stage comeback, advance in districts
No one said the Hayden boys basketball team would have it easy. The Tigers were in a three-way tie for last place in the eight-team Class 2A District 5 standings after ending their season with a Feb. 13 win against the Little Snake River Rattlers (Baggs, Wyo.). Their record was 5-12 overall and 2-6 in district play.
Hayden girls upset Grand Valley in districts
In their Feb. 9 meeting, the Hayden girls basketball team hung with Grand Valley for three quarters before losing its steam and losing by 10 points. When the No. 5-seeded Tigers drew the No. 4-seeded Cardinals in the first round of the eight-team Class 2A District 5 Tournament last weekend, they knew they would need to put together a complete game.
Soroco boys, girls basketball teams fall in first round
In the topsy-turvy first round of the Class 2A District 5 Tournament - which saw the No. 3 and No. 4 seeds eliminated - the Soroco boys basketball team could not add another upset to the list.
City Council approval puts One Steamboat Place on fast track
Jim Wells prepared a presentation for Tuesday night's City Council meeting, but he never got past the first slide. The Steamboat Springs City Council approved the community housing plan for One Steamboat Place with a 5-0 vote that came before Wells even had time to dim the Centennial Hall lights to show his PowerPoint presentation.
We've all done it, and at times it just happens unintentionally, but the extent of the red light runners in town is getting out of control.
It's great the Routt County Riders and city of Steamboat Springs are working toward the Bicycle Friendly Community designation. Each bike on the road means one less car or truck in traffic, one more open parking space.
The recent flap about Ken Brenner offers an opportunity to review the City Council's Code of Ethics
An 18-year-old Louisiana man was arrested Monday night on suspicion of second-degree assault after he allegedly shoved a firefighter who was helping his girlfriend.
Search and Rescue crews locate men near Dumont Lake lot
Two snowmobilers were found in good condition Monday afternoon after becoming separated in bad weather on Rabbit Ears Pass.
South Routt School Board also adopts new academic policy
South Routt School Board members Thursday unanimously approved the renewal of employment contracts for Superintendent Kelly Reed, secondary Principal Dr. James Chamberlin and South Routt Elementary School Principal Michael Young.
Hayden raises more than $370,000 for vocational building
The Hayden School District has raised more than $370,000 from area businesses, organizations or foundations to help pay for the expansion of the district's vocational building.
Forum draws criticism, praise of sheriff's GRAMNET decision
Routt County Sheriff Gary Wall's decision to cut county funding for a regional drug task force was both applauded and criticized Tuesday during a public meeting hosted by county commissioners.
Company announces deals for Killington, Pico Mountain
American Skiing Co. officials announced Tuesday the sale of Vermont ski resorts Killington and Pico Mountain to SP Land Company for $83.5 million. The announcement came less than a week after ASC announced a deal to sell the Mount Snow and Attitash ski resorts to Peak Resorts for $73.5 million.
News from Steamboat, Denver and the East Coast
I thought only crossword puzzle designers and Scrabble players could make up words, but U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar has proved me wrong.
It is good to see the House of Representatives having a meaningful debate on the War in Iraq. Why could not we have had this debate years ago?
Tuesday, February 20
American Skiing Co. continues to unload its resorts. Company officials announced Tuesday the sale of Vermont ski resorts Killington and Pico to SP Land Company for $83.5 million. The announcement comes less than a week after ASC announced a deal to sell the Mount Snow and Attitash ski resorts to Peak Resorts for $73.5 million. ASC reached an agreement with Intrawest in December to sell the Steamboat Ski Area for $265 million. That deal is scheduled to close sometime next month.
Steamboat Springs will be the focus of a new show premiering on the Weather Channel March 4; the Hayden School District has raised more than $370,000 to help pay for the expansion of the district's vocational building; and the Steamboat Springs City Council is set to act tonight on a community housing plan for One Steamboat Place.
1:40 a.m. During a traffic stop at Steamboat Boulevard and Rockies Way, a Steamboat Springs Police Department officer arrested a 30-year-old Steamboat woman on suspicion of misdemeanor charges including driving under the influence of alcohol and driving a vehicle with defective headlamps.
The fifth annual Great North Routt Chili Cook-off is from 4 to 6 p.m. March 25 at Steamboat Lake Outfitters. The cost is $15 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 15, and there is a maximum per-family charge of $35. Food categories include red and green chili, soup and "To Die For Desserts." There will be hot dogs and chips for children, and live entertainment will be provided by 3-Wire. There also will be an auction and a cash bar. All proceeds from the event benefit the North Routt Preschool and the Hahn's Peak Area Historical Society.
Weather Channel, Warren Miller bring 'Boat to national audience
The first image is of gently falling snow. Then, as the music picks up speed and a narrator introduces the audience to Steamboat Springs, a skier drops off a rock into a pile of powder.
A sports utility vehicle collided head-on with a semitrailer in icy conditions on U.S. Highway 40 early Monday evening near Mount Harris. The driver of the SUV was listed in fair condition at Yampa Valley Medical Center, and the driver of the semitrailer and his passenger sustained minor injuries.
Council to hear latest housing plan for One Steamboat Place
For the third time in six months, city officials will hear a housing plan proposed for a massive, resort-style development at the base of Steamboat Ski Area.
Proposed law would allow local naturopathic clinic to reopen
A year after closing his practice and considering a move out of Colorado, naturopathic practitioner Jim Dailey could soon be back in business thanks to a proposed state law.
What's the last thing you think about before you fall asleep every night?
Monday, February 19
Routt County will discuss GRAMNET funding on Tuesday; a 37-year-old woman died in a traffic accident Friday; and Oak Creek has au
Commissioners to host sheriff, public
Routt County officials will discuss the future of GRAMNET Tuesday, less than a week after Routt County Sheriff Gary Wall announced his office will no longer contribute to the regional drug task force.
Admittedly, Genna Bradley was nervous before her first dive at the state meet in Fort Collins.
Oak Creek resident Tom Thurston found his perfect match.
Basketball team earns bye, No. 2 seed in region
The Steamboat Springs boys basketball team got the respect they deserve.
Get on your mark, get set, sleep!
One of them remembers living above a general store in a small Midwestern town. She has begun her writing project with a basic description of the place.
If you like high school sports take a big sigh of relief for now.
12:18 a.m. A vehicle accident was reported on Routt County Road 14 in South Routt.
The city of Steamboat Springs' Recreation Division is accepting registration applications for the 16th annual Steamboat Pentathlon. The five-stage, multi-sport race includes Alpine skiing/riding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, mountain biking and running. Standard and short courses are available.
Proposed law would pay customers for producing power
A proposed law that would reimburse electric customers for renewable energy they produce is heating up faster than a solar panel on a sunny day.
Chances are good that Americans today will live a long life. The aging process begins at birth, and how we treat our body and our unique genetic makeup will determine how well we age.
Colorado Trout Unlimited hosts Howelsen Lodge event
Ken Neubecker doesn't think a proposal to pump Yampa River water to the Front Range is as far-fetched as it may seem - the veteran of Colorado water issues has seen such projects happen before.
Head of the Yampa Valley Housing Authority puts things in perspective
Routt County Planner Mary Alice Page-Allen is the new president of the Yampa Valley Housing Authority. She sat down with steamboatpilot.com for a chat about the agency and the housing picture in the Yampa Valley:
Sunday, February 18
Steamboat's 'Blues Break' means annual pilgrimage begins
Marsha Sanford expects to see plenty of braids and tans when students return from next week's "Blues Break."
The Record for Feb. 16
On Feb. 10, the ringed planet Saturn was at its closest point to the Earth for the year, a point called opposition. At the moment of opposition, the Earth is positioned exactly between Saturn and the sun, placing the two planets as close together as they can be.
Hundreds of eager spectators stood in line on Lincoln Avenue Wednesday ready for the street events, which launched the 19th annual winter carnival in Steamboat Springs. The new snow that had fallen for two days previously was well packed, giving a smooth glistening surface for the street races and specialty events. Music from the Logsdon public address machine added piquancy to the brilliant scene of gala-colored sport suits worn by the contestants. Skiers from various competing clubs were easily recognized by their colors and letters - the red and white, blue and white, purple and orange, green and white, black and yellow, mingled in a kaleidoscope stream of complimentary contrasts.
John C. Noonan, president of Storm King Surveying and Mapping Inc., has become a charter member of the RTRN Chapter of the Professional Land Surveyors of Colorado.
January airport passenger traffic may project holiday numbers
The true story of Steamboat's holiday airline traffic probably won't be known until January figures are official.
To Sheriff Wall: Congratulations on fulfilling your "wink, wink" campaign promise to minimize drug enforcement in Routt County. Your decision to not fund GRAMNET goes a long way toward that end.
Residents should expect high ethical standards from public officials, and refusing gifts of any sort should be at the top of our expectation list. When City Council members violate the public trust, it is, at best, disappointing.
School district takes look at making changes to calendar
Changes could be in store for the Steamboat Springs School District's school year calendar, but district officials first want to be sure parents are on the same page.
Weather likely contributed to Colo. 131 crash
A 37-year-old Steamboat Springs woman died Friday afternoon after the tow truck in which she was a passenger slid off Colorado Highway 131 and down a steep embankment north of Phippsburg.
The Sailors' season ended in a flurry of first-period penalties and Air Academy power play goals as the No. 2 seed Kadets eliminated No. 15 seed Steamboat Springs, 6-2, Saturday in Colorado Springs.
After Friday's blowing snow and icy roads, the possibility of having an early spring might seem unlikely.
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Soroco wrestling coach Jay Whaley thought his wrestlers were a little humbled by their Friday night performances when Justin Iacovetto, Joel Schlegel and Dennis Morgan all dropped semifinal matches at the CHSAA 2A State Wrestling Tournament.
Sailors come together to finish conference play undefeated
They weren't a very good basketball team.
It has been fascinating reading ethics questions about a City Council member by former City Council members.
It is good to see the Steamboat Springs City Council and the Yampa Valley Housing Authority start to hash out their differences.
Despite high winds, low temperatures and downright miserable conditions, Steamboat Springs High School Alpine ski coach Chad Bowdre left the state championship ski meet in Vail with a smile on his face.
Town & Country Properties' owners eager to serve community
After being compelled to move to the Stagecoach area 10 years ago, Kerry and Dave Eaton are looking forward to helping the newest South Routt residents find their slice of heaven.
Increasing property taxes may be answer to question of town's struggling general fund
The Oak Creek Town Board agreed Saturday to transfer $304,793 from its utility funds to balance the town's depleted general fund.
The ethical lapse of accepting a ski pass is minor compared to the hypocrisy shown by the entire City Council concerning the lack of parking at the newly approved library expansion. Is it ethical for the City Council to approve new construction for the library with 21 too few parking spaces?
Emerald Mountain exchange could close this week
A transfer of lands that is more than 13 years in the making - and will add more than 4,000 acres of public open space to the Steamboat area - could be finalized this week.
Hayden 140-pound wrestler drops regional rematch
Hayden wrestler Mitch Doolin got his qualifying ticket to the state championships with a win against Dove Creek's Denny Beanland at the Feb.10 regional tournament.
Specialized skis allow boys to hit the slopes with their families
Horizons recently gave Kyle Taulman and Remy St. Pierre a gift many Steamboat residents might take for granted - a day of skiing with their families.
More than 20 students qualify for FBLA state competition
While some teenagers sing in the shower, Soroco High School senior Emily Strait practices her speech. That practice should come in handy two months from now.
The sale of my lambs the past two seasons has awakened me to the changing nature of agricultural markets. It also has reminded me that the buyer has specific traits in mind that affect the desirability of the livestock offered for sale. This is, of course, reflected in the purchase price. This relationship between producer, product and purchaser is at the heart of some of the new niche marketing.
There's a place I go to worship every morning. The windowless room is quiet with creamy white walls. As soon as I cross the threshold a feeling of hope comes over me. Maybe today will be the day I triumph over dirt. I stand in front of my washer and dryer to make an offering. Plink. In go the new khaki pants I bought for my son. He didn't even make it to the car before the dog jumped on him with her wet paws. Pif! Paisley boxers. Mmmmf! Thick ski socks. Thunk! Camo pants, camo jacket, camo T-shirt, the fashion of choice for fourth-grade boys. As the water rises, I add detergent and make my plea, "Oh great Tide, please do what the ads promise. Get these stains out."
No fewer than five mixed commercial/residential projects are poised to go vertical in downtown Steamboat Springs this summer.
The state semifinals, a packed Pepsi Center crowd, and up against the state's No.1-ranked wrestler can be a lot to handle.
Saturday, February 17
It is with great pride that I announce my candidacy for president of the United States.
Prior to Friday's game against Battle Mountain, Steamboat Springs head coach John Ameen already had a rigorous plan for the offseason.
Hayden's Doolin makes semis; Letlow, Magee eliminated
Hayden coach Ty Zabel knows the first day of the Class 2A State Wrestling Tournament simply proves that his wrestlers deserve to be battling on the state's biggest stage.
On the same day Routt County sheriff Gary Wall announced his office no longer would fund the drug task force, the Greater Routt and Moffat Narcotic Enforcement Team, its board met to discuss contingency plans.
Organization's ski summit to bring 2,000 to Steamboat
Steamboat Springs likely will see a big boost in tourist visits after, not during, this Presidents Day holiday weekend.
Soroco's three state semifinal hopefuls lose matches
Before Soroco wrestler Justin Iacovetto stepped on the mat to open Friday's quarterfinal round of the Class 2A State Wrestling Tournament in Denver, he already had been a little jostled.
Team waits on playoff seeding after defeating Battle Mountain, 77-54
Now the only thing left is to see where the seeds fall.
Steamboat Springs police are warning residents to not provide personal information to a company that is targeting elderly residents as part of a Social Security scam.
Steamboat wrestler Houston Mader wins quarterfinal match, drops semifinal
Steamboat Springs wrestler Houston Mader's matches were getting so close that even the referees didn't know which way to call them.
An avalanche warning is in effect for the mountains in the Steamboat Springs area, and anecdotal reports of avalanche activity are reinforcing the need for caution in the backcountry.
Despite advice, group headed out to find missing friends
A group of friends risked their own lives Thursday night to find seven snowmobilers who had been missing since Wednesday, Routt County Search and Rescue officials said Friday.
Committee to look at funding of Tier 1 and Tier 2 athletics
A committee of Steamboat Springs High School administrators, coaches, parents and athletes will review the future of sports in the Steamboat Springs School District.
Friday, February 16
High winds and blowing snow the closure of many highways Friday; American Skiing Co. is selling two more resorts; and seven snowmobilers who had been missing for more than 24 hours were found late Thursday in North Routt County.
Mount Snow, Attitash next ski areas to change hands
American Skiing Co. officials announced Friday morning the sale of the Mount Snow and Attitash ski resorts for $73.5 million.
Weather forces closure of upper-mountain chairlifts, some highways
High winds forced the closure of many of the ski area's upper-mountain chairlifts. The weather also played havoc with transportation across the state, as highways and interstates were shut down for much of the day because of winds, snow and avalanche danger.
Hockey team defeats Tigers, gets shut down by Silverwolves
Although Coach Tom Shorland would have liked to see better neutral zone play, he was pleased to watch his players standing up to their opponents.
Since Steamboat Springs entered Class 4A, the boys teams have enjoyed undefeated league records four times.
Three Soroco wrestlers advance at state tournament; team in 15th place
Soroco wrestling coach Doug Gates was pleased to see his team work toward its best practices of the year heading into the first day of the Colorado High School Activities Association 2A State Wrestling Tournament in Denver.
Steamboat wrestler Houston Mader pulls off first-round state win
Steamboat Springs wrestler Houston Mader has a nasty habit of taking his matches down to the wire before somehow pulling out the win.
Citing a promise made to voters and school district employees, the Steamboat Springs School Board unanimously approved a revised certified and support staff salary schedule Monday.
A Haymaker Golf Course official downplayed an incident that has raised questions about the ethics of Steamboat Springs City Councilman Ken Brenner.
But December collections were slightly below previous year
Steamboat Springs netted a record $18.12 million in sales tax revenues last year, a 10.5 percent increase from 2005.
12:08 a.m. Officers warned a loud group of adults in the 700 block of Yampa Street to be quiet.
A 43-year-old Denver man was arrested Tuesday night on suspicion of first-degree assault after he allegedly stabbed a bartender in the hand during an argument in North Routt County.
For a popular indoor plant with beautiful flowers and foliage, you can't beat African violets (Saintpaulia). Every time I visit my mother-in-law in Denver, I am always amazed at the beauty of her plant. It always seems to be in bloom when we visit.
Routt County sheriff won't continue GRAMNET funding
The Routt County Sheriff's Office no longer will contribute funding or staffing to the Greater Routt and Moffat Narcotics Enforcement Team, Sheriff Gary Wall said Thursday.
Assistant director Brian Berndt leaves city department today
As Steamboat Springs continues to see unprecedented levels of development and growth, the city's Planning Department continues to see turnover in its staff.
Steamboat opens playoffs against No. 2-seeded Air Academy
The first time Steamboat Springs High School's hockey team played Air Academy, the Sailors beat the Kadets in every facet of the game - except on the scoreboard.
Two of three Hayden wrestlers advance to state quarterfinals
Hayden 160-pound wrestler Jake Magee got plenty of sleep Wednesday night, but nothing could prepare him for that first match under the glowing Pepsi Center scoreboard.
I got this tattoo when I was 18 years old.
City Council, emergency officials discuss expansion options
Local fire district officials are considering moving the Yampa Street fire station in downtown Steamboat Springs and asking voters for funding through a property tax increase. he Steamboat Springs Rural Fire Board - the oversight committee for the Steamboat Springs Rural Fire Protection District - met with the Steamboat Springs City Council on Tuesday to discuss several options for the future. Through an intergovernmental agreement, the rural fire district shares services and works in conjunction with Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue. Both departments are outgrowing current funding resources and firefighting facilities, officials said.
Six CMC students, 16-year-old in good condition
A group of seven snowmobilers who had been missing in North Routt County since Wednesday afternoon was found at about 9 p.m. Thursday.
Some works don't need fancy explanations
Troy DeRose struggled with writing the artist's statement for his new mixed media exhibit at Schiesser Gallery.
'One Acts' are back with multi-rated content
When she needs to laugh while acting, Anna Poirot just thinks about the funny things her brother does and the inside jokes she shares with her friends.
Reggae artist blends music, religious interpretation
After Joseph Israel quit his high school basketball team, the coach made a rule that all the remaining players had to cut their hair.
The Chad Hollister Band stays upbeat in an industry associated with sin
Chad Hollister says he wants his actions and song lyrics to bring a positive message to the music scene.
Many people believe that each gemstone has a specific healing power. For me, they had a paralyzing effect - at least the first few times I attended the Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Showcase.
Pick someone in the audience who looks like he can pay your rent - and dance for him."
Thursday, February 15
A group of seven snowmobilers who had been missing in North Routt County since Wednesday afternoon was found at about 9 p.m. Thursday. All of the men were thought to be in good condition.
Six Colorado Mountain College students and a 16-year-old boy from Wisconsin remained missing Thursday night after apparently getting stranded Wednesday during a snowmobile trip in North Routt County. The seven young men, one of whom is a guide with High Mountain Snowmobile Tours, were last seen at 7 p.m. Wednesday by another snowmobiler who left the group after it began snowing, Routt County Search and Rescue incident commander Darrel Levingston said.
Routt County Sheriff's Office pulls funding, opfficer from drug task force
he Routt County Sheriff's Office will not contribute to the Greater Routt and Moffat Narcotics Enforcement Team, Sheriff Gary Wall said Thursday. Wall said the results of GRAMNET's work do not justify the $115,000 the county contributes to the drug task force. "As other former participating agencies have said, 'There is just not enough bang for the buck,'" he said.
Routt County Court Judge James Garrecht has ruled that a misdemeanor charge of careless driving is appropriate for a man who is to blame for an accident last year that killed 43-year-old Michael Bailey of Craig. An accused sexual predator wanted in Montana was arrested without incident in Hayden on Wednesday. The Steamboat Springs Sailors basketball team will look to cap an undefeated league season at 7:30 p.m. Friday against Battle Mountain.
12:24 a.m. A man reportedly saw water rushing down the street in the 1300 block of Skyview Court.
A fire that damaged several rooms in an Oak Creek home Tuesday night resulted in no human injuries but killed the family's two cats.
Robbins cleared of manslaughter charges from 2005 accident
A former Clark resident was found not guilty Tuesday of reckless manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide in connection with a fatal car wreck in June 2005.
An accused sexual predator wanted in Montana was arrested without incident in Hayden on Wednesday.
Lund to face careless driving misdemeanor for 2006 traffic fatality
The 14th Judicial District Attorney's Office filed the appropriate charge against a man involved in a fatal accident, a judge determined Wednesday.
In our "Last but not Least" segment on Page 35 today, there's a story about how the late Anna Nicole Smith has dominated TV coverage in the past week.
Former members challenge Brenner
Seven former members of the Steamboat Springs City Council, including two former presidents, are the latest to challenge the ethics of current Councilman Ken Brenner.
Sled dog racer plans to take her dogs to the top
Krista Halsnes has some lofty goals when it comes to sled dog racing.
Even Gary Osteen, the coach of Colorado's only competitive biathlon-training program, was a little shocked at how well his team did at the state championships.
Center celebrates Valentine's Day with makeovers, dance
Growing up on a farm has weathered and worn Jean Galusha's small hands.
Wednesday, February 14
The much-anticipated expansion of the Yampa Valley Regional Airport terminal is scheduled to serve its first departing passengers Thursday. In a joint meeting Tuesday night, the Steamboat Springs City Council and the Yampa Valley Housing Authority agreed to continue working together to provide local affordable housing. The Steamboat Springs High School course book will undergo some changes before fall. This news update is brought to you by Coleman Cook and Sharon Pace Ward of Colorado Group Realty.
The Record for Monday, Feb. 12, 2007.
The Steamboat Springs girls basketball team played with what coach John Ameen thought was some of his team's most balanced inside-outside offense in its Feb. 2 meeting with Delta - a close game that came down to the wire in Delta's favor.
Cross-country skiers find success in qualifier
Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club cross-country ability coach Brian Tate thinks his athletes are stepping up to stiff competition.
Delta win moves boys to 13-0 league record
Steamboat Springs basketball coach Kelly Meek was a little concerned heading into Tuesday night's game against Delta.
Team scores 111 points at home contest
Although Steamboat Springs and Middle Park are in different school classifications, a rivalry of sorts has formed between the two Knowledge Bowl teams.
New ticket counters to be used for first time Thursday
The much-anticipated expansion of the Yampa Valley Regional Airport terminal is scheduled to serve its first departing passengers Thursday. Travelers leaving the Yampa Valley on four airlines will check in at new ticket counters.
Routt County Riders seeking national designation
Steamboat Springs is a bicycle-friendly place, but the Routt County Riders think more can be done.
Area briefs for Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007.
Ladley wins second tour event of season
When he's not busy doing interviews for feature stories such as the one that just appeared in Rise Magazine, Steamboat Springs snowboarder Matt Ladley is backing up his newfound visibility with wins.
I am delighted that my recent letter on the IPCC summary has generated some dialogue and serious thinking about the subject. Mr. Carley and Mr. Wallace make some good, valid points. I surely hope the IPCC will produce technical reports that are adequately truth-squaded this time.
Unique Steamboat event is as successful as ever
The Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival is coming off one of its most successful runs ever. Despite often warm, wet weather, the winter celebration saw some of its biggest crowds ever. And those crowds got to see great events, including a spectacular lighted skiing exhibition and fireworks show Saturday night. It was nothing short of impressive.
Steamboat to add social studies elective, credit internships
During Monday's Steamboat Springs School Board meeting, board members approved the elimination of one course offering, the creation of another, and adjustments to three other courses for the 2007-08 school year for Steamboat Springs High School.
City Council, Housing Authority face differences
Sometimes you have to shovel a lot of dirt out of the way before you can start building a house.
Playing matchmaker on Valentine's Day
I'm not much for Valentine's Day sentiment. But in honor of the "holiday" - Corporate hoax? Hallmark and Russell Stover conspiracy? Excuse to churn out another awful Drew Barrymore movie? - here are a few matches, romantic or semantic, that I would like to see get a little Valentine's spark.
Tuesday, February 13
Good morning. I'm Scott Stanford and this is your video news update for Tuesday, February 13, 2007. This news update is brought to you by Coleman Cook and Sharon Pace Ward of Colorado Group Realty.
The Record for Feb. 11, 2007.
Area briefs for Feb. 13, 2007.
Pickup truck's driver fell asleep at wheel; no one injured
A pickup collided with a Steamboat Springs School District bus carrying about 40 students Monday morning, but no one was injured.
White, Taylor trying to make industries more public
Northwest Colorado's two state lawmakers are proposing legislation to make the oil and gas industries more accountable and accessible to the public.
Board decides to leave Strawberry Park kitchen where it is
In a decision met with strong approval from parents and staff, the Steamboat Springs School Board decided Monday not to move lunch at Strawberry Park Elementary School to the building's arcade area.
I was taken aback Saturday night when a member of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club staff approached me at the Winter Carnival Night Show and asked me if I wouldn't mind returning my Winter Carnival button.
Council, Housing Authority to define roles at tonight's meeting
Mary Alice Page-Allen knows exactly what she wants to come out of tonight's meeting of the Steamboat Springs City Council and the Yampa Valley Housing Authority.
Monday, February 12
Genna Bradley completed a trio of firsts at the high school regional swimming and diving meet in Delta on Saturday.
On Sunday, the Colorado High School Activities Association released the state wresting playoff brackets.
Steamboat Springs girls U-19 hockey coach Dave Hartley had two plans heading into overtime against Summit in the championship game of the Adele Dombrowski girls hockey tournament.
Steamboat set to play Air Academy in opening round of playoffs
The Steamboat Springs hockey team earned the No. 15 seed in the state playoffs and will play second-seeded Air Academy in the first round, the Colorado High School Activities Association announced on Sunday.
Just the other day I got an e-mail from an old college friend who said he was taking up disc golf.
5:39 a.m. Someone reportedly spray-painted graffiti on a bus shelter near Apres Ski Way and Alpenglow Way.
Skiing with one of the biggest names in music has its benefits.
You won't have to travel far Friday night to sample exotic foods from countries all over the world for a fundraiser benefiting Comunidad Integrada, or Integrated Community.
The month of February and thoughts of Valentine's Day often get our hearts beating a bit faster. But keeping our hearts healthy year-round is the focus of the Cardiac Rehab program at Yampa Valley Medical Center.
Carnival attracts crowds despite rain
Winter Carnival 2007 may go down in history as one of the largest carnivals the event has seen during its 94 years. Rick DeVos, executive director of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, said he is optimistic that the club may have sold more than 6,000 buttons during the days leading up to and the weekend of the Winter Carnival. At Saturday's Night Extravaganza, someone made an announcement that the Winter Carnival buttons, which are sold to support the Winter Sports Club, had been sold out.
Sunday, February 11
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Joe Roberts' weekly editorial cartoon.
Redevelopment projects are creating scores of high-end residences in the heart of downtown, and David Chase Scully has repositioned his business in the thick of things. Riverwalk, Alpenglow, The Olympian and Howelsen Place will all be built during the next two years within a couple of blocks of the new location of Chase Oriental Rug Co. at 335 Lincoln Ave.
Quirky 33rd annual International Muzzle-loading Biathlon no flash in the pan
It's not easy to keep your skiing tempered and controlled with the hefty, octagonal, steel barrel of a rifle gently tapping you on the head.
Popular outdoor learning program for students finds itself short on funding
It may seem obvious that the best place to teach a student about an aspen grove is from within an aspen grove, but that's precisely why the Yampa Valley Science School is so highly regarded in Routt County schools.
Steamboat Springs resident Charles Horton's near-fatal experience in the Flat Tops - one in which Horton was stranded for nine days in the woods after breaking his leg while skiing alone in April 2005 - reminded me of a similar, albeit more extreme, story of solo survival.
Ice fishing at popular Stagecoach Reservoir attracts throngs of eager anglers
Through 2-foot-thick ice and in the murky depths of Stagecoach Reservoir lurks what every ice fisherman hopes to catch: the state's next record-breaking pike.
Soroco girls basketball coach Danelle Rivera knows her team feeds off positive energy.
Steamboat boys basketball team wins against Gypsum, 70-48
With an energetic first-half performance on senior night, Eagle Valley looked to sink Steamboat's hopes of an undefeated league record.
You expect to find ski jumps in places like Steamboat Springs, Lake Placid, N.Y., and Calgary.
Soroco's Justin Iacovetto has had his eyes set on a state title since the wrestling season began.
Steamboat Springs junior wins regional competition
This year's regional tournament was a bit more relaxing for Steamboat Springs junior Houston Mader.
Rams' tight roster loses in showdown against Cowboys
There's no way to fault the effort of the Soroco boys basketball team.
After a full and complete "investigation," the Colorado State Patrol has decided to charge one of its own with the crime of an improper U-turn. The CSP captain claims to want the public to be assured that they do not cover up these accidents when investigating an accident that was clearly caused by one of their members.
My husband and I went out late yesterday on one of our favorite backcountry trails. It was snowing, and we had to break trail on our cross-country skis. But it was worth it as we had a wonderful downhill run back to the car.
Regarding Henry Savage's letter of Feb. 7, "Climate change report, study unreliable": As someone who researches, writes, speaks and consults extensively on the these matters, I couldn't disagree more with Henry's insinuations about the IPCC report. Recognizing the significance and implications of its findings, the IPCC has taken great pains to have its work reviewed and vetted by literally thousands of the world's top scientists, making it the most scrutinized report in history.
The other side of a scientific debate can be healthy and welcome. But I'm not so sure about Dr. Henry R. Savage's recent letter (Steamboat Today, Feb. 7), in which he took a strong position undermining the credibility of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change).
Main Street Steamboat Springs is wise to consider a Business Improvement District for the downtown area.
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The developers of Trailhead Lodge heard plenty of praise from the Steamboat Springs Planning Commission on Thursday night, but they didn't get a vote of approval. Their proposal for an 86-unit condo hotel at Wildhorse Meadows was tabled until Feb. 22. In the meantime, three of the five commissioners present at the hearing asked architects for Resort Ventures West to add more variety to the north side of the building.
New Frontiers for Girls and Women is holding an informative luncheon as part of the "Women, Wealth, Wisdom" speaker series. The luncheon at noon Thursday at Rex's All American Grill is titled "Steps to Financial Security: Start Late and Finish Financially Secure." Eileen Allen with Wells Fargo Investments will be the featured speaker. The cost is $14. RSVP by Monday to the Yampa Valley Community Foundation at 879-8632.
The key to Saturday's Dog and Dad Dash event was a good throwing arm.
Routt County is home to many famous ranches, but there's one you need to know about that doesn't even exist, except on paper.
On Valentine's Day I plan to stay home with my head inside a paper bag. I refuse to see the florist trucks delivering red roses to their destinations. If an emergency forces me out, I'll wear a mask so the thick "l'air du love" doesn't choke me. I'll pop in my iPod so I can't listen to dozens of people trumpet their plans for candlelit dinners, limo rides, stamping "I love you" in the snow or placing poetry underneath their sweetheart's pillow.
There had been considerable changes made in the scoring of a ski jump, with less emphasis placed on the distance and more on the form. The international rules assign 20 points for distance to the longest standing jumping made in the competition. For shorter standing jumps points given amount to 20 less one-half point for each meter that the jump is shorter than the longest standing jump. To this figure is added the form score. The sum of the two is then divided by two for the score of that jump. After the two official jumps are made and scored, the sum of the scores for the two jumps are added and divided by two. The maximum score for form is 20. The local club has worked out a table in which the figures are estimated in feet instead of meters.
Occupation: Steamboat Springs Police Department patrol officer
Relationships take work, commitment throughout the year, but Valentine's Day is a good place to start
Pat Davis has been married for 45 years, but that doesn't mean she has forgotten what it feels like to fall in love.
Augmentation would buffer property owners from shortages
Managers of the Upper Yampa River are proposing a plan that would allow property owners to buy a share of water preserved against future shortages.
Summer has its triangle, spring has its diamond, autumn has its great square, and winter has its circle.
Saturday, February 10
The Record for Feb. 8
Area briefs for Feb. 10
Aging Well workshop to address chronic health issues
A free six-week series aims to help South Routt residents suffering from chronic pain or illness.
Concerns about the safety of the horses have forced the cancellation of this weekend's popular Winter Carnival chariot races.
Steamboat hockey loses to Rampart
The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team headed to Colorado Springs on Friday to avenge a sour, home playoff loss to Rampart last season.
Bulldogs blast Sailor girls, 82-17
If there was a mercy rule in girls high school basketball, the Moffat County High School versus Steamboat Springs game would have been over at halftime.
Soroco, Hayden see opposite results at wrestling regionals
Soroco wrestling coach Jay Whaley told Caleb Mitchell he'd have to beat one kid if he wanted to get to the state championships. The kid Mitchell met in the 160-pound quarterfinal match Friday at the Class 2A regional tournament in Grand Junction just happened to be cross-county rival Jake Magee - a Hayden wrestler who pinned Mitchell in 47 seconds a week before.
Steamboat's wrestlers all in contention after first regional matches
Steamboat Springs wrestler Houston Mader has been working on finishing his matches. All season, Mader has found ways to defeat his toughest rivals in close and technical contests.
Sailors pull out win on road against rival
It may not have been the prettiest win for the Steamboat Springs boys basketball team, but Friday's 59-47 win against Moffat County showed why Sailors are the top team in the Western Slope League.
CMC students to create art in nature during class
If you see twigs arranged in a circle or stones piled in a pyramid while walking around Steamboat this spring, don't chalk it up to an act of nature.
Winter Carnival festivities connect Steamboat Springs' many generations
The drive from Park City, Utah, to Steamboat Springs easily is five and a half hours - longer if there are a lot of elk on U.S. 40 between Massadona and Maybell. Chris Gilbertson made the drive this week for what must have seemed like the thousandth time. It was that important to get home and hang out with his son, Gunnar, at the 94th Winter Carnival.
Friday, February 9
Steamboat Springs City Council member Ken Brenner has returned a complimentary ski pass after being questioned about it at a council meeting Tuesday night. A mass e-mail mistakenly sent Thursday morning by Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. staff contained personal information of hundreds of Ski Corp. customers. The driver of a semitrailer was uninjured Thursday night after his rig tipped on its side and slid off the road near the Heritage Park neighborhood west of Steamboat Springs. Brought to you by Coleman Cook and Sharon Pace-Ward of Colorado Group Realty in Steamboat Springs.
Girls hockey teams compete in memory of 'founding skater'
This weekend's Adele Dombrowski Girls Hockey Tournament will be an affirmation of the growth of girls youth hockey in the Yampa Valley and a celebration of one of its local pioneers.
Sailors hockey eyes postseason seeding
Steamboat Springs High School hockey coach Jeff Ruff stopped short of calling this weekend's games the most important contests of the season, but he said the Sailors know what's at stake.
Sailors hope to remain perfect in league play
The road to the league title will take the Steamboat Springs boys basketball team into hostile territory tonight.
Koile's police logs, records needed to proceed with discussions
Before the Oak Creek Town Board makes any decisions about the future of the town's police department, it needs more information from its police chief.
Councilman elected to lead county party for two more years
Two months after Democratic victories in three contentious Routt County elections, Steamboat City Councilman Ken Brenner has been elected to serve as chairman of the Routt County Democratic Party for another two years. No other nominee for chairman was made at a Wednesday night Democratic Party meeting, which also featured a potluck dinner, a discussion of party goals and the election of several other officers.
Customer phone numbers, addresses inadvertently sent out
A mass e-mail mistakenly sent Thursday morning by Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. staff contained personal information of hundreds of Ski Corp. customers.
The driver of a semitrailer was uninjured Thursday night after his rig tipped on its side and slid off the road near the Heritage Park neighborhood west of Steamboat Springs.
Wednesday, Feb. 7
Instead of a pretty flowering herb tucked into your garden, why not choose one that is hairy and strange looking? Why not choose one that has some character?
Stop on your way home from work, grab a bite to eat and socialize
I got the tattoo of the sugar skull to represent Hispanic culture. It is a design from the Dia de los Muertos, or "Day of the Dead," holiday. I got the tattoo from Brad Cramer at Truth Tattoo.
I've been to a lot of parties throughout the years.
Hand-picked musicians to perform tribute concert
Laura Lamun has been preparing for Thursday's Neil Young tribute concert since she was 10 years old.
Steamboat Springs Orchestra set for intimate Valentine performance
Richard Wagner composed his symphonic poem Ziegfried Idyll as a romantic birthday gift for his wife, Cosima, in 1870.
Arts Council offers sculptures to Steamboat
The Steamboat Springs Arts Council has offered its entire sculpture collection to the city of Steamboat Springs.
Take a free dabble in Winter Carnival history
Jon Banks has made some serious changes to his coat of many lights and colors since he began skiing with his father, Claudius, the original Lighted Man of the Winter Carnival.
Routt County wrestlers look to advance to state
Routt County's best wrestlers know they have to bring their 'A' games to this weekend's regional tournaments if they hope to earn a spot on the state's biggest wrestling stage - the Colorado High School Activities Association State Wrestling Tournament from Feb. 15 to 17 in Denver.
Reviews of movies in Steamboat theaters
Councilman, ski coach returns season pass after resident raises questions
Steamboat Springs City Council member Ken Brenner has returned a complimentary ski pass after being questioned about it at a council meeting Tuesday night.
Thursday, February 8
Advocates Against Battering and Abuse, a publicly funded local nonprofit organization, received approval from Routt County commissioners this week to apply for a $200,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Violence Against Women. Oak Creek's police chief and sole law enforcement officer, Linda Koile is beginning to feel the burn. Routt County extension agent C.J. Mucklow is being honored for his work. Brought to you by Coleman Cook and Sharon Pace-Ward of Colorado Group Realty in Steamboat Springs.
The Record for Tuesday, Feb. 6.
Steamboat Springs High School Knowledge Bowl team is hosting four other Colorado schools at a meet beginning at 9 a.m. Friday with the written round of competition.
Oak Creek's lone police officer creates concern
As Oak Creek's police chief and sole law enforcement officer, Linda Koile is beginning to feel the burn.
Routt Republicans elect Halvorson to serve as chairman
Steamboat Springs attorney Vance Halvorson has been elected to lead local Republicans for the next two years.
Soroco boys coach says team on the right track
Soroco boys basketball coach Sam McLeod thinks his team is starting to play its best basketball of the season.
Former Sailors offensive, defensive lineman headed to Ivy League
If the Ivy League had a Steamboat Springs, Dartmouth would be it.
Educational Excellence wants $900,000 to fund small class size
Maintaining small class size is a priority for the Education Fund Board, which is why the Educational Excellence Commission has asked for a substantial amount of money to support small class size next year.
Resident named distinguished alumnus by association
C.J. Mucklow, director of the Routt County Cooperative Extension Service Office, will be honored Saturday with a Colorado State University Alumni Association Distin-guished Alumni Award.
Some time back, I asked readers for input about our Sunday comics. The overwhelming majority of you asked me to add Zits to the lineup.
Advocates trying to set up secure site for child visit transfers
Imagine wanting to see your child, but worrying that your abusive ex-spouse will again become violent. Imagine having to go to a public place such as McDonald's, or the parking lot of the Steamboat Springs Police Department, to pick up your child from your ex-spouse because there is no better place for the transfer.
Wednesday, February 7
The media is awash with coverage of the new IPCC report summary, which expounds on human causes of climate change (global warming). I urge readers to do some truth-squading on the subject. Many untruths are becoming common knowledge in this area.
Congratulations to Timbers Resorts and One Steamboat Place for coming up with a plan to build their required affordable housing units on site (Steamboat Today, Feb. 3). Their decision to build the units at Wildhorse Meadows is a great opportunity for all of Steamboat Springs.
Routt County Sheriff Gary Wall should commit to helping fund the Greater Routt and Moffat Narcotics Enforcement Team for the 2007-08 year.
It was the Hayden girls basketball team's last home game of the regular season. The Tigers handed out roses to parents before tipoff, but they could not complete the fitting finale by handing out a loss to the West Grand Mustangs.
West Grand boys basketball drains shots to beat Hayden
Bryan Richards has been looking for his team to put a full game together.
1:49 a.m. A person was taken to the hospital from the 3000 block of Village Drive because he or she cut an arm.
Winter Carnival has a special place in the storied history of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club.
City Council gives unanimous 'yes' to $11.4 million project
The Steamboat Springs City Council gave final approval to the expansion of Bud Werner Memorial Library on Tuesday night, giving a unanimous "yes" to a voter-approved, $11.4 million project that will more than triple the size of the current library at Lincoln Avenue and 13th Street. The 23,400-square-foot expansion will feature vastly improved children and teen libraries, an outdoor reading deck overlooking the Yampa River, a coffee shop, more meeting rooms and lounge areas, and significantly increased floor space that will allow for larger selections.
The South Routt School Board has a vacancy. Again.
County political groups meet to elect new officers
Local political machinery is winding up again.
Democrats' 2008 convention a time for gunslingers
Get the tumbleweeds rolling, saddle up the horses and, while you're at it, cue the theme music from "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly."
Lexy Look, 11, had a simple message for the nearly 400 people who attended a fundraiser for her sister Tuesday night.
Sick students plague local schools
Teachers at Christian Heritage School are feverishly trying to get their hands on one thing - Lysol.
Volunteers needed for international food festival
Comunidad Integrada/Integrated Community is looking for volunteers to help with set up, food service and clean up at the second annual Taquiza international food festival at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at Holy Name Catholic Church. Call 846-5521 for details.
Secretary of State's office rules petition in compliance
A Craig resident is moving forward with a petition to recall Bonnie Roesink, 14th Judicial District Attorney.
Tuesday, February 6
City officials ruled in favor of a Meadow Lane vacation home rental permit Monday night, but decided to temporarily ban new permits due to disputed regulations that one official called "unenforceable." The expansion of Bud Werner Memorial Library could get a final stamp of approval tonight. Concerns about moving lunchtime at Strawberry Park Elementary School from the gymnasium to the arcade has the Steamboat Springs School Board rethinking current construction plans. Brought to you by Coleman Cook and Sharon Pace-Ward of Colorado Group Realty in Steamboat Springs.
City Council approval would clear way for expansion
The expansion of Bud Werner Memorial Library could get a final stamp of approval tonight.
District wants parent feedback on moving lunch to arcade
Concerns about moving lunchtime at Strawberry Park Elementary School from the gymnasium to the arcade has the Steamboat Springs School Board rethinking current construction plans.
1:16 a.m. A Steamboat Springs police officer arrested a 48-year-old Steamboat Springs man on suspicion of felony unlawful sexual conduct. Police said no injuries resulted from the incident, which occurred when the man touched a woman inappropriately in a bar in Ski Time Square. The woman reported the incident to a nearby officer, who took the man into custody.
Petite Prince deserved Super Bowl MVP more than Peyton
I was more than happy for Peyton Manning after he got the primate off his back in the Not So Super Bowl Sunday night. Heck, I was happy for myself. I won't be listening to any more sports talkers flapping their yaps and speculating about whether Archie's boy is ever going to win the big one.
The Routt County Cooperative Extension Service Office is looking for volunteers to teach knitting and quilting to local youths during the upcoming 4-H Fiber Arts Camp from Feb. 20 to 23. Also needed are donations of 100 percent cotton fabric and wool yarn. Call extension agent Karen Massey at 879-0825 for more information, or stop by the Extension Office in the Routt County Courthouse Annex.
City of Steamboat Springs to enact temporary ban on permits
City officials ruled in favor of a Meadow Lane vacation home rental permit Monday night, but decided to temporarily ban new permits due to disputed regulations that one official called "unenforceable."
Monday, February 5
It appears Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club member Julia Wong has totally recovered from two knee surgeries.
It's bad that I know the measurables for so many high school athletes.
Steamboat Springs School Board special meeting agenda
Benefits of strength training include muscle tone, better posture, improved balance
A local gym may need a new leg press machine - at least for Hal Noyes, who recently leg pressed 700 pounds - 200 pounds more than the total weight stack on the machine at Forever Fit.
12:14 a.m. A vehicle was towed from the 1800 block of Central Park Drive.
A 48-year-old Steamboat Springs man was arrested early Sunday morning for alleged sexual misconduct.
Osteoarthritis is a common joint disorder in which cartilage - the cushioning between the bone joints - wears away. Pain and stiffness are the result. Symptoms usually appear in middle age, so aging plays a role.
Whiteman Primary School kids will spend time in wilderness
No one wants to be stranded or lost in the backcountry, but accidents happen, and students at The Lowell Whiteman Primary School want to be prepared.
Sunday, February 4
Capt. Jack Dysart's long service career spanned 40 years
Retirement was bittersweet for Jack Dysart.
School change has been an ubiquitous topic of national and local concern for decades. In the process of trying to implement change, many school districts have adopted a policy of becoming "everything to everybody." Although an altruistic policy on the surface, it seems to me that if a school system tries to be everything to everybody, it becomes virtually nothing in terms of educational value.
Local dentists start foundation for victims of domestic abuse
Knowing the power of a good smile and finding themselves at a point in their careers where they felt like giving back, Drs. Jim and Wendy McCreight have started The McCreight Smile Foundation.
Steamboat Springs girls basketball coach John Ameen saw his team take a few steps back in its game Saturday at Palisade, as it lost 58-33.
Steamboat boys basketball downs Palisade, stays unbeaten in league
Even with a roster that's starting to look like an infirmary, the Steamboat Springs boys basketball team continues to win.
For the second straight week, the Steamboat Springs boys Alpine ski team placed second.
Feldmann, Nagel & Associates, LLC is pleased to announce the release of attorney Jeffrey L. Weeden's Ave Maria Law Review publication on "Genetic Liberty, Genetic Property: Protecting Genetic Information." To review the publication in its entirety, visit www.avemarialaw.edu/publications/lawreview/articles.
12:18 a.m. A driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence near Action Motor Sports on Shield Drive.
Stahoviak overcomes obstacles and keeps pushing forward
Nancy Stahoviak joked at a recent meeting that she is in favor of global warming.
One Steamboat Place might not be the only 'one'; developer eyeing more projects
The developers of a luxury condominium project that could kick off the transformation of the Steamboat Ski Area base are sufficiently encouraged by the pace of reservations that they are looking for another slopeside project to build here.
Snowboarders, innovations in ski equipment boost industry
National Ski Areas Association President Michael Berry credits the revolution of winter recreation equipment as a major reason for the strong momentum the ski industry is experiencing.
Sailors hockey falls to Air Academy despite strong play
It may not have been a win, but Saturday's game against Air Academy might have a defining effect on the Steamboat Springs hockey team as the state playoffs approach.
Utah, Colorado skiers take top spots in NCAA event
University of Colorado skier Maria Grevsgaard quickly established her strategy during Saturday's Denver University Women's 10K Classic at Howelsen Hill.
Hayden, Soroco wrestle dual before regionals
Hayden wrestling coach Ty Zabel was happy to travel to Oak Creek on Saturday and give his wrestlers a final chance to hone their moves before the big one.
My wife and I make a decent living and have one child. At our current income we do not qualify for any type of affordable housing benefits. The only place we can afford to live on our income is Hayden.
With a new year, I would like to remind everyone how fortunate we are to have a facility as outstanding as the Doak Walker Center.
The deal looks as if it's done - the closing is scheduled for spring and the final documents are being prepped. A premium of $265 million. How? Why? Steamboat?
My immediate thought to the Jan. 31 article "School district administrator resigns" was, "What an obvious stunt." Are we actually to believe that the letter of resignation from Kelly Stanford, the wife of the Steamboat Pilot & Today editor, just happened to be "forwarded from a district employee"?
I am responding to Mike Lawrence's article titled "Separating housing wants from needs" in the Jan. 31 issue of the Steamboat Today. Mike's article was about a recent Question of the Week poll in which 82 percent of the 318 respondents would not favor a tax dedicated to affordable housing.
GRAMNET struggles with lack of funding
A lack of funding and high officer turnover rates may force a change in direction for the Greater Routt and Moffat Narcotics Enforcement Team.
School district, community exploring needs
A group of community members, parents and Steamboat Springs School District staff has been meeting to determine whether local schools could - and should - expand the arts opportunities for students.
Ten students from Paraguay in town, attending local schools until Feb. 28
Ten teenagers from Paraguay are spending their summer vacation in Colorado to learn more about American education and U.S. culture.
There are only five planets that can be seen easily with the unaided eye. They are Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. All five are among the brightest objects shining in our nighttime sky, but they are not equally easy to locate. The only one that requires making a special effort to see is Mercury, the innermost planet in our solar system.
When my son was little, he believed he could raise the dead.
Increasing popularity of adult product parties empowers women
It's typically the quiet guests who buy the most at Gerri Kassel's slumber parties, where she sells an array of adult-themed products.
- STAHL, LEE A III AND STAHL, SUSAN TO WATERMAN STEAMBOAT LLC FOR BEAR CLAW II CONDOMINIUMS UNIT 613 - $875,000
Mrs. Olive B. Lemmons, 50-year-old Routt County ranch wife, went on trial in federal court in Denver on Tuesday on charges of placing poisoned articles in the mails with intent to kill.
Single-family homes feel upward pressure
Doug Labor recalls a client who came to town in late December looking for a three- to four-bedroom house offering a den and 3,000 to 4,000 square feet. He couldn't find what he wanted in his price range.
Joe Roberts' weekly editorial cartoon.
The city of Steamboat Springs' decision to bring in new consultants to address the city's indoor recreation needs was the right move - officials need better information about what residents want.
Courtney Long is ninth Soroco Ram to receive prestigious American FFA Degree
If the Long family adopted official colors, they would be dark blue and gold - just like the colors of the National FFA Organization.
Sitting at my dining room table, I reflect on the season upon us. What a study in extremes! Last winter we had deeps snows, each day bringing another foot of fluffy white powder. We all lived a part of each day behind a shovel, moving the fluff out of the way. This winter our snowfall has been below normal and the sun greets us nearly every day.
Saturday, February 3
North America's elite freestyle tweeners strut stuff at All-Stars competition
They've got the lingo down. They've got their faux fur-lined, matched-print snowsuits zipped and ready. And they definitely know how to cork out and stomp a big "backside 5" when the cameras are rolling.
My friend used to have a bumper sticker on his truck that read, "randonnee: French for can't tele."
Hayden boys basketball team wins against Soroco
Bryan Richards really did prove he was the king of Hayden High School's Snowcoming.
Sailors emerge from tough Delta matchups
The Steamboat Springs boys basketball team got a win Friday night in Delta the hard way.
Steamboat hockey downs Palmer, 6-2
The Steamboat Sailors hockey team needed to rekindle the fire after last weekend.
The weekend couldn't have gotten much better for seven seniors on the Hayden girls basketball team.
Margaret "Poogie" Dawes, who died last year, cared deeply for Steamboat Springs and its youth.
Dagny McKinley will be wearing a new dress when she listens to an actor read her winning short story during a performance at the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Theatre in Denver next week.
Hayden taxpayers will pitch in to help the Hayden School District expand its vocational education program.
Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. has named the Steamboat Springs Booster Club as the beneficiary of the 25th annual Snowball.
One Steamboat Place looks to Wildhorse for the answer
The developers of 80 multimillion-dollar condominiums at One Steamboat Place have settled on a plan to meet the city's affordable housing requirements.
Thursday, Feb. 1
Have you already finished a bag of Valentine's candy?
Could this be cabin fever?
Friday, February 2
Steamboat's Shannon Hanley takes second at PGA event
Steamboat Springs golf guru Shannon Hanley headed to Florida this winter on a mission to improve her short game.
Sailors jostle for high seed
If there was such a thing as a run to the playoffs for the Steamboat Springs High School hockey team, it would start today against Palmer and continue Saturday against Air Academy.
Soroco, Hayden to square off in rivals rematch
Their teams might be at the bottom half of the Class 2A District 5 standings, but when Hayden hosts Soroco's basketball teams tonight, records are the last thing that matter.
Steamboat boys, girls prepare for away games
Good teams win at home.
Paradigm Theater brings version of classic play to South Routt
William Shakespeare is crying on the poster advertising the Paradigm Theater's production of "Midnight at the O.C. Corral."
The city may soon provide as many as four advanced alcohol server training sessions a year to local bar and restaurant owners, managers and supervisors.
When it comes to cooking, I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer. Somehow I tend to either slice a finger on the utensils or burn myself. A lot.
Mother's Deli in Ski Time Square will not serve alcohol for at least 10 days in May as a result of a liquor license suspension handed down Thursday.
Main Street looking for stable funding for improvements
A special taxation district for downtown Steamboat Springs could be on this year's ballot. For the second time in six months, Main Street Steamboat Springs is considering a way to establish stable, long-term funding for downtown improvements such as increased snow removal and marketing, intersection upgrades and even a parking garage.
I don't know what impressed me more - the nine men who attended Mary Zalmanek's lecture, or the incredible story she told about how one couple turned a night at Taco Bell into an incredibly fancy dinner and dancing date.
Visnack ends four-year commitment to ending substance abuse
Sandy Visnack has committed the past four years of her professional life to tackling substance abuse issues in Northwest Colorado.
Giving you an excuse to stop for a drink and socializing after work
Steamboat Clay Artisans celebrate a play on words
Walk into any Steamboat Springs bar and you might hear someone raise his or her glass and say, "Here's to mud in yer eye."
11th annual Dance Showcase adds a little more class to the act
Every night before she falls asleep, Heidi Keenan runs through a checklist in her head of all the things that need to be done for the Steamboat Springs High School Dance Showcase.
When are the Stereo Sisters going on tour?
Pianist Tien Hsieh cruises into Steamboat
Pianist Tien Hsieh spent the past three months on cruise ships, playing for audiences at sea.
Daniel Hanin was the only applicant for Colorado Mountain College's vacant Board of Trustees position, but he likely would have risen to the top of an applicant pool with dozens of candidates.
Wednesday, Jan. 31
Firm begins work on recreation center issues; '07 ballot possible
Consultants hired to study local recreation services brought optimism, experience and open ears to Steamboat Springs on Thursday.
Gary Price and Richard Galusha perpetuate their art forms
Gary Price's heaviest bronze sculpture weighs between 5 and 6 tons.
Andreas Kapsalis used a disadvantage to his advantage
One of the Andreas Kapsalis Trio's unique attributions can be credited to guitarist Andreas Kapsalis.
Thursday, February 1
Topping the news this morning, Molly Look has returned home. Along with housing, real estate prices and parking in downtown Steamboat Springs, growth in Routt County is having a significant impact on health-related services. If the owners of Mother's Deli of Steamboat Springs don't accept an offer from the city for a 21-day liquor license suspension by noon today, the city will hold its first show cause hearing in 15 years. Brought to you by Coleman Cook and Sharon Pace-Ward of Colorado Group Realty in Steamboat Springs.
'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' to be performed
Acting isn't as difficult when the character is easy to play or the story is familiar, so it should come as no surprise that Chris Zirkle has little trouble playing the quirky Willy Wonka.
Study outlines needs and costs to handle expanding workforce
Along with housing, real estate prices and parking in downtown Steamboat Springs, growth in Routt County is having a significant impact on health-related services.
The Hayden School District is asking the town to help fund the vocational building expansion.
12:28 a.m. Police called a store owner in the 1800 block of Ski Time Square to move merchandise from the sidewalk.
Teams to converge for hockey tournament
The Adele Dombrowski Girls Hockey Tournament is Feb. 9 to 11 at Howelsen Ice Arena. The Steamboat Springs Youth Hockey Association tournament will feature competition in three divisions of girls hockey - U-12, U-14 and U-19. Teams from across the state, and from as far away as Arizona, will compete for top honors in their respective divisions. Stop by the Howelsen Ice Arena or log on to www.steamboatyouthhockey.com for a complete schedule.
Failed compliance check to be discussed at hearing today
If the owners of Mother's Deli of Steamboat Springs don't accept an offer from the city for a 21-day liquor license suspension by noon today, the city will hold its first show cause hearing in 15 years.
Molly Look plays with sisters, does ranch chores after returning home
Molly Look spent her first day home feeding the cows. "Grandpa Dean (Look) was on his way out to the feed cows and stopped by to see if the girls wanted to go," Molly's maternal grandfather, Bob Printy, said Wednesday. "So they bundled Molly up and the three girls went out with grandpa to feed the cows. She loved it." Molly, 3, returned home Monday evening after spending more than two weeks at Denver Children's Hospital recovering from frostbite.
As a story earlier this week stated, the newspaper is suing the Steamboat Springs School Board over the way its Jan. 8 meeting was conducted.
Kremmling, Oak Creek combine hockey teams
Oak Creek and Kremmling athletes typically are considered rivals.
The U.S. Ski Team on Monday named five Nordic combined skiers - Brett and Eric Camerota, Bill Demong, Bryan Fletcher and Johnny Spillane - to compete in the World Nordic Ski Championships in Sapporo, Japan, from Feb. 22 to March 4.
The Steamboat Springs boys Alpine ski team placed second as a team for the second time this season.
All Star Snow Search showcases next freestyle generation
Madeline Schaffrick is an old salt when it comes to navigating the waters of judged freestyle competition.
Four Soroco wrestlers won their weight classes Saturday at the Rangely Invitational. The top finishes helped Soroco to a sixth-place finish in the 13-team tournament. Justin Iacovetto (103-pound class), Levi Gonzales (125), Joel Schlegel (130) and Dennis Morgan (189) won their weight classes, Soroco coach Doug Gates said.
Snow accumulation raises local avalanche danger
The cold weather that has dominated the past couple of weeks in Steamboat Springs finally was accompanied by some precipitation.