News for Sunday, May 11, 2008



Class Notes for May 11

SSHS alumna graduates from Regis

Best of the Web for May 11

Vocational ed important

Bobbie Jo Bogan: Respect our privacy

Isn't it wonderful that we all live in such a beautiful place, the Yampa Valley? We all know that our errands will take twice as long because we bump into a friend, a neighbor, an acquaintance or someone who wants to say hello and visit. It is nice to catch up on things and have the time in our day to spread good cheer.

Lori Jazwick: Dennis Scheiwe retires

I was in hopes that this day would never happen, or at least never happen until I moved on or quit, but it has.

Teen Style: Craig band making a name

For a band composed of four teenage boys, this particular group seems very determined and focused.

Teen Battle of the Bands offers venue, support for musicians

For the fifth annual Teen Battle of the Bands, local up-and-coming musicians will have three songs to test their might.

Business File for May 11

Deputy counsel moves up at TIC Holdings

North, South Routt defy dollar volume trends

Focusing on neighborhoods and outlying towns paints a more detailed picture of how the Routt County real estate market performed during the first quarter of 2008.

On the Market for May 11

Entry-level and medium-priced homes recently listed through the Steamboat Multiple Listing Service include a three-bedroom single-family home at 260 Fourth St. in Yampa.

Our View: Balance needed for 700 requests

Steamboat Springs School District officials are wise to pursue a land donation from the developers of Steamboat 700. But their request that developers fund half the cost of building a future school is unreasonable.

Looking back for May 8, 1958

Expect junior college site here by fall

Jimmy Westlake: Mars month

Silently and without much fanfare, NASA's Phoenix spacecraft has been speeding toward the "Red Planet" Mars at 74,000 mph for the past nine months. When it arrives May 25, it will attempt a powered soft landing near the north polar ice cap to drill for water and determine whether the conditions ever were suitable to support life as we know it.

Kerry Hart: The life and death of Advanced Placement

Advanced Placement is a program implemented by the College Board more than 50 years ago that allows students in more than 60 percent of the high schools in the United States - including Steamboat Springs - to receive college credit by taking exams for selected college courses.

Losing Triple Crown risky

Lanning warns of $1M budget cut

Worse than Northwest Colorado's potential loss of Triple Crown Sports, Steamboat Springs City Manager Alan Lanning said, is the lack of a long-term economic strategy such a loss could reveal.

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Students put individual touches on Yampa Valley School mural

Joel Ocejo, 16, drowned out the light-hearted conversation of his classmates as he leaned forward and focused on his artwork.

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Clinton, Obama debate hits home

Routt County Democrats engaged in lively presidential candidate conversation

Across the nation, politically active Democrats are engaging in a spirited debate about whom their party should nominate for president.

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Hayden could help Lake Village

Town may fix stalled subdivision's issues at developer's expense

Hayden officials are tired of waiting for action on road problems at the Lake Village subdivision south of town.

The Record and Jail Report for May 9

The following is a list of people booked into the Routt County Jail on suspicion of the listed charges. The arresting agency is listed in parentheses.

Editorial cartoon for May 11, 2008

Joe Roberts draws a cartoon that appears weekly on the editorial page of the Sunday Pilot & Today. This is the cartoon for May 11, 2008.

Conservative commentary: Ideas never are to be feared

To fear an idea, any idea, is unworthy of a free society. To suppress an idea from debate is more cowardly still. How does our country measure up?

Murray Tucker: Audacity of hope

I support the candidacy of Barack Obama for president because I see a bright future for the United States. I am troubled that so many in my age group (retired) are fearful that if we let down our guard, some boogeyman will capture our bodies and minds and destroy our way of life. If there is a message in Obama's quest for the presidency, it is that this country is great, its people are great, and we can accomplish anything we set our collective mind to doing.

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Expansion features art, technology upgrades and public space

When the dramatic Bud Werner Memorial Library expansion opens late this summer, first-time visitors could be surprised by their ability to stride across U.S. Highway 40 and the Yampa River in a single bound.

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Magnificent, Molly

Steamboat senior is school's first girls tennis state champion

Maybe she knew there would be plenty of time - later in the day, next week or next year. For whatever reason, Steamboat Springs High School senior Molly Weiss didn't want her fans to cheer as she battled early in the first set of Saturday's Class 4A No. 3 singles state championship match in Pueblo.

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The Victoria strikes historic balance

If you know what to look for, you can see a little of downtown Grand Junction and even a bit of Deadwood, S.D., in one of Steamboat's newest buildings.

Real estate transactions for May 1-7

Seller's name listed first, followed by the buyer

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Area kayakers eagerly anticipate wild year on water

Admit it - when snow rolls across the weather forecast, you groan, if only a little.

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Group won't pursue business improvement district taxing this fall

Mainstreet Steamboat Springs won't go forward with a business improvement district this year. Last week, the BID committee recommended to the Mainstreet board that it drop a proposal to increase property taxes downtown to fund improvements.

Soroco track athletes raising the bar

There was a distinctly different vibe to the Soroco High School track and field team at this year's regional tournament at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction.

Rural fire district levy OK'd

Voters narrowly approved a property tax increase for the Steamboat Springs Rural Fire Protection District in a recent mail-in election, allowing the district to maintain its levels of service despite increasing costs.

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South Routt talks road repairs

County commissioners give dim funding outlook in public meeting

Road repairs and rising transportation costs dominated the conversation between South Routt County residents and county commissioners at a public meeting Tuesday in Oak Creek Town Hall.

Energy industry may fuel concerns

Boom could add to housing crunch

Growth from an expected energy boom to the west could have a huge local impact.

Reichenberger: Weiss a worthy hero

Molly Weiss doesn't have the make of your average hero.