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Volume 8 - Issue 22 - October 23 - November 5, 2008 Where Do You Keep Your 'Stache?

The Local • • Volume 8 • Issue 22V

October 23 - November 5 , 2008



Details: Laura Cusenbary at the 2nd Annual Steamboat Springs Mustache Ride, Oct. 19 The Mustache ride is a new classic gathering of locals who are bicycle enthusiasts and like to get together for some good oldfashioned socializing and goofy fun. The fact that only half the participants can grow a mustache doesn't stop these folks from poking some good-natured fun at themselves while having a good time and NOT driving. The event began in 2007 on a very cold, sleeting day, yet was a rousing success and was topped this year with more mustaches, more bicycles, and more sun! Volume 8 - Issue 22 - October 23 - November 5, 2008 Where Do You Keep Your 'Stache?

Who: Any person over 21 with the desire to look goofy and enjoy the camaraderie of their fellow locals What: A pub crawl on cruiser bikes, mustaches required, male or female Sad Note: The cops messed it up at the Rio Grande. They showed up and when the crowd raucously toasted them, they short-circuited. They needlessly and with undue force (he had after-all done nothing) dragged one member out after he suggested they were just jealous that they didn’t have mustaches. No one was causing trouble, no one was driving, and everyone was throwing a lot of money at local business. But the interruption was not allowed to ruin the mood, and people went on about celebrating a merry time. Nonetheless, it was an unneeded display of police presence on a fun day of celebration.

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Discontent is the first necessity of progress. - Thomas A. Edison





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The Local is a community forum for Steamboat Springs and all of the Yampa Valley. The mission of The Local is to provide a voice for any resident that would like to express himself or herself, and the result of this is a publication that reflects the rich diversity of our community. People of many different ages, races, and creeds are represented in the essays, fiction, commentaries, comics, poetry, and photography of this paper. The following people are some of The Locals that make The Local what it is. Editor-in-Chief - Thomas Reuter Thomas is a Colorado Native and a resident of Steamboat since 1993. After graduating from Steamboat Springs High School, he attended the University of Colorado for a short time and then travelled to all 50 US states before deciding that Steamboat is the place to be. Thomas and his wife Kimberley recently purchased The Local and intend to run it for many years.

Scott L. Ford - Do You See What I See? Scott has been a columnist for The Local since January 2003. His column focuses on economics, politics, and his perspective on current and personal events.  Scott is the Co-founder of the Mountain Learning Network and is an avid fly fisher.  Retired from Colorado Mountain College, he is currently involved as a volunteer in several economic development activities in the Yampa Valley.  He is married with three adult children and an exuberant chocolate Labrador Retriever named, Tobias the Amazing Trout Dog.

October 22 -November 5, 2008 KatNThaHat - Sports T.D. Counts aka KAT-N-THA-HAT aka “That guy”. Yeah, him, the one who snuck in over the pass in 2000, witnessed a Maceo Parker concert on the mountain and was hooked. Now I’m “that guy”, the one on the radio, 1230 am ESPN radio, Monday and Thursday, 4-6pm, yeah him. The kid who has a Psychology degree from UWGB [GO PACKERS, sometimes, well not anymore really, No Farve, no fun] Born in Pasadena, Ca. raised in Long Island, NY. Thus the incredible love for DA Raiders AND The G-Men. I have a habit of wearing the #10 and scoring goals on the soccer field, thanks to the incredible level of play by the super athletes in this valley. Won a REC. Basketball Title, Football Title, Kick-Ball Title, Thank you K. Rice, always in my heart. And numerous coed soccer title T-shirts. Next on my list is baseball, please honey.. Stay Black,

Lena Franzen: - According to Astrology Lena originally from Sweden, has been a Massage Therapist here in Steamboat since 1986. She has been practicing Astrology since 1995. Her office is on 2955 Village Drive ( corner of Walton Creek Road). 970-879-2444

Jayson Martin - "Colorado Native" Comic Strip Originally from New Hampshire I moved here in 2006. I’m just a 32 year old dude who loves Mountain Biking, Snowboarding, Drawing comics and practicing Shamanism.....No really I am 32!

Jonah Weil - "Walks Like a Duck" Comic Strip Jonah Weil, 12, is the cartoonist of “Walks Like a Duck.” He lives in Boulder, CO, but he enjoys visiting Steamboat often. He is a student at Rocky Mountain School.

Leanne Metzler - "Calander Girl" Leanne is a rockin' in-the-mix chick who knows everything about everything that's going on in Steamboat. If you're planning on having a party, she already knows about it, but tell her anyway at giddyupletsgo@ and she'll make sure it's listed in The Local.

Paul and Ellen Bonnifield - Our Story Researching and writing together for over 35 years and they still like each other. Writing, he is loquacious, she taciturn; verbally, they reverse roles. Both enjoy the outdoors, laughing and dancing.

Inebriated Informant The Inebriated Informant seeks solace in the large bosom of The Steamboat Local because he doesnt know his ass from his elbow, so don’t get mad, just enjoy the random ramblings. In truth, the Informant is an intelligent and talented Steamboat local, but due to his near-continuous inebriation, he is ashamed to reveal his true identity. Perhaps Dr. Dawn may someday learn who he is and answer his lonely cry for help.

Dr. Dawn Obrecht - Dr. Dawn's Rx Dr. Dawn is the only MD addiction medicine specialist on the western slope of Colorado. She is a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and her office is in Steamboat Springs. She teaches a communication course to medical students at the University Of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver and can be reached at 970-846-8479 or

Dagny (pronounced 'Danny') McKinley - Audrey Rose With an MFA from Naropa University and a past filled with ‘real’ jobs, she can no longer get her head out of the mountains and her heart away from adventure.

Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits. - Thomas A. Edison

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October 23 - November 5 , 2008

Smidgens, Props, Gripes & Hmms... Are submitted by the community


To Kelly Boniface, Nate Bird and Tad Huser for the best support a tired biker could ask for, you guys are awesome!! Honey Stinger, Backcountry Provisions and Orange Peel…. thanks for the podium finish! To Johnny Spillane for his first Nordic combined national title “To chillaxin’ all day in the new library with free tunes, flicks, and Internet.” To Early Voting


To the blonde driving the Jeep with a Winter Sports Club sticker in her back window who deliberately swerved, trying to run into my van, You are Dangerous!!!!! Whoever stole skis from the mtn view car wash instead of turning them in!? Professionals who falsely accuse other professionals to the board. The steamboat PD for trying to stop a bunch of harmless mustache fun (they didn’t)

smidgens “Drink up for crist sake, it’s your mom’s birthday.” – Overheard on Hole 5 A watched sky never snows.

Send your Smidgens, Props & Gripes to: Or visit

Editor's Notes • Thomas Reuter

THE WISDOM OF EDISON I once lived on a yacht in Fort Meyers, Florida for about 6 months during my travels around the United States (which included all 50 states over the course of three years). Despite the fact that the yacht was 50 feet long, it was not as glamorous as it sounds. It was about 20 years old and in a state of slight disrepair. The reason I was living on it was because a gentlemen had recently purchased it and he hired me to fix it up and deliver it to his home about 500 miles north in the Florida panhandle. The project ended up taking a lot longer than originally planned - mainly because of waiting for parts - and this left me a lot of free time. Beaches and bars get old pretty quick, and in short time, my favorite place in Fort Meyers became Thomas Edison's winter estate, which had been converted to a public park and museum and was only a few blocks away from the marina. The estate was set on a beautiful sprawling piece of property with several large banyan trees, under which I would spend time reading books. Naturally, one of the books I read was a biography about Edison. Simply put, he was an amazing human being. Among his many intersting qualities was the fact that he only slept for fifteen minutes at a time for days on end while he worked in his laboratory. And although he was extremely smart, he attributed the largest part of his genius and productivity to his work ethic. I guess when you only sleep a combined three to four hours a day (usually laying on top of his desk) for weeks on end, it leaves you a lot of time to get things done. I mention all this because Thomas Edison contributed some pretty good wisdom to humanity to go along with his many inventions. Two little pearls in particular have seemed especially relevant to me during this past fortnight. #1. "There is far more opportunity than there is ability." And #2 "Be courageous. I have seen many depressions in business. Always America has

emerged from these stronger and more prosperous. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith! Go forward!" When combined, the lesson to be learned from these as they relates to current events, is that opportunity abounds, even during economically rough times. Even without the concomitant of genius, if we work hard and make our own luck, rather than waiting for it to come to us, then opportunity is boundless regardless of state of the economy. After all, the reason booms eventually come again after busts is because some people go into overdrive during the bust periods and get the economic wheels turning in the right direction again. Having recently purchased The Local (an economic decision I may not have made if today were the closing date rather than two months ago), I am forcing myself to embrace Edison's philosophy. In this issue of The Local, you will find 29 Edison quotes at the bottoms of the pages. If you're worried about your future finances, read these quotes and see if they don't make you feel a little better. And while you're at it, read the rest of the paper too. We've added some new graphics and features this issue, including a "Meet The Locals" section profiling some of the contributors. If you didn't know who some of the contributors were before, you'll now be able to put a face to a name. You'll also notice just how diverse the contributors are. From young (Jonah is 12) to old, drunk to sober, white, black and Hispanic, The Local is a diverse representation of the Yampa Valley. Our community continues to change and grow, and I suspect that if we are willing to change and grow with it, there will be plenty of opportunity to thrive here for many years to come. And make sure to vote for TAMMY STEWART for DA because she will help make Steamboat a better place for all of us. Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. - Thomas A. Edison

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October 22 -November 5, 2008



County Clerks Reiterate the Integrity of the Process and Clarify Voter Options

“County Clerks of Colorado continue to promote and provide elections with integrity by following the laws established to safeguard our election processes,” is the message from the Colorado County Clerks Association (CCCA). Responding to various inaccurate communications, the county clerks have reiterated their commitment to their voters and reassured the electorate that the processes and procedures in place are sound. “It’s important for our voters to know that the county clerks and our staff are dedicated to providing fair, secure, and accurate elections through full compliance with the law,” said CCCA President and Rio Blanco Clerk Nancy Amick. “Our duty is to serve our citizens, and we are committed to working directly with the individuals in our respective counties.” Amick also reminded voters who recently received a letter from the Secretary of State advising them of their incomplete voter status, to remedy any deficiencies prior to Election Day. Deficiencies may also be remedied by voting a provisional ballot at the polls on Election Day. Voters with any questions concerning their voter registration can contact their county clerk directly. “Our staffs are working incredibly hard and very long hours,” said Amick. “We’re continuing to enter the many voter registration forms returned to our offices. If your form was submitted recently, please give us some time to enter the data before verifying your information.” Clerks additionally encourage voters to prepare now by verifying their voter registration information and choosing one of the three voting options available in Colorado. Voters may request a Mail-In Ballot that can be mailed until October 28th or you may appear in person at your County Clerk’s Office until October 31st to

acquire a ballot. All valid mailin ballots are counted in every election in Colorado, regardless of the outcome or closeness of any race. If you don’t request a Mail-In Ballot, your second option is to appear at an Early Voting site established in your own County between October 20th-31st. Check with your County Clerk or your local media to determine the exact dates and times the Early Voting site(s) will be open. A third option for voting is to appear at your local County polling place, be that a precinct polling place, super precinct or vote center on Election Day. Prepare for a long ballot by studying a sample ballot and determining your selections ahead of time. If possible, plan your schedule to go early in the day or during the middle of the day in off-peak hours. If you need more information concerning your voter registration, mail-in ballots or polling place locations, please contact your local County Clerk or access www.govotecolorado. com.

wait in ’08--take advantage of Early Voting and avoid long lines. Routt County Clerk, Kay Weinland encourages voters to go to the polls prepared—don’t make your neighbor wait in line behind you! Voters who have applied for a mail-in ballot and decide to go to the polls to vote will be required to vote a Provisional Ballot.  If you’ve applied for a mail-in ballot and have not received it call 870-5558 to check on the status.  You can  verify your voter registration record on-line at or on the clerk’s web site: Kay Weinland, Routt County Clerk encourages voters to go to the polls prepared.  The ballot is extremely long, filled with important candidate races and many complex issues.  You can prepare by visiting our web site:  Take advantage of Sample ballots available through out the county, on the clerk’s web site, in the county clerk’s offices, in the SB Pilot’s election guide.  Also

available to prepare for the ballot issues are Legislative Blue Books and League of Women Voters Guides. Don’t make your neighbor wait in line behind you—go to the polls prepared!

Please be aware-- Mailin ballots require 59 cents postage when returning. There are designated drop-off sites throughout the county at:  the Yampa Town Hall, the Oak Creek Town Hall, the Hayden Town Hall,  the Clark Store, and the County Clerk’s Offices.  Ballots can be dropped off at these sites through November 3rd.  If you choose to drop your ballot off on Election Day you will need to come to the Elections Office located behind the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.  All mail-in ballots must be received by 7:00 pm on Election Day. Early voting begins Monday, October 20, at the Courthouse Annex, Conference Room I.  Hours are 8:30 - 4:30 through October 24th.  The week of October 27th – 31st Hours will be extended to 6:00 p.m.  Also, Routt County residents will be able to vote early on Saturday, October 25th in the Oak Creek Town Hall,  the Routt County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall and the Courthouse Annex, Conference Room 1, 8:30-4:30.  Don’t’ What a man’s mind can create, man’s character can control. - Thomas A. Edison

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October 23 - November 5 , 2008

do you see what I see?


ScottFord The Local • Steamboat Springs

What we are doing as a nation in regard to health care does not work. The U.S. health care system faces well known problems:  47 million people without health insurance, rapidly rising costs that consume 16 percent of the country’s economic output, and uneven access and quality of care depending on one’s ability to pay.  At the same time, Medicare (the federal program that provides health coverage for older Americans and persons with disabilities) will confront major financial challenges in the next 10 years that will dwarf the current credit crisis. Which set of problems is more serious- those of health care in general or those of Medicare in particular?  Which one should the next President and Congress tackle first?  From my perspective the choice needs to be Medicare.  Medicare can lead the way out of this mess, but it

won’t be easy. In the current health care insurance system the focus is on reimbursement of care.  Between 1970 and 2006, Medicare spending for each enrollee rose by 8.7 percent annually, and private health insurance spending rose by 9.7 percent per person per year. This number is similar because both Medicare and private health insurance are dancing to the same music.  As long as the focus is on reimbursement of care all that we are currently doing to control cost is rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.  The Titanic continues to sink as the band plays the “golden oldie” – titled Don’t Worry Be Happy Your Insurance Will Pay For It. The solution needs to shift from the cost of care to the type

of care that is provided. It is true that there are some savings that can be gained by increasing efficiencies.  Adopting online health records and “wiz-bang” paperless payment systems will save some money.  However, the impact of the administrative savings associated with these efforts is realized just once.  Due to the underlying cost drivers of an older population needing increased care and new types of expensive treatments, the cost will continue to increase.  This is the iceberg the American health care system has hit and today we only see the tip of it.  Over the past 25 years, twothirds of the rise in health care spending is associated with the rise in prevalence of diseases that are preventable. These diseases are directly associated with lifestyle choices.  Diseases like diabetes, heart disease and many cancers are attributed primarily to poor lifestyle choices.  Currently 75% of all health care spending is associated with the 4-5% of patients who have multiple chronic illnesses and require ongoing medical management over a period of years. In addition, 10-12% of the total health care budget is spent on end of life care. End of life care is defined as an extraordinary level of care that is provided during the last three months of one’s life in a desperate effort to extend it, if only by a few days or weeks.  This has got to change.  We have to know when to say enough is enough at the end of life and that there are consequences associated with poor lifestyle choices that are not society’s responsibility. Currently if we have insurance we look at it as a means to get whatever care

we want whenever we need it. There are some barriers that have been erected such as higher deductibles and various forms of managed care that only put a band-aid on the problem. The long-range solution involves shifting from reimbursing care to some form of rationing care itself.  For example this could mean that things such as heart by-pass surgery and aggressive cancer treatments are not done on individuals that are over a certain age. Deciding what types of care are no longer reimbursed and at what age this restriction becomes effective is not going to be easy. It is going to be hard to recognize that rationing care is the solution.  It will take the courage of patients, families and providers.  It will also take government that has the political will to see beyond the current generation to the next.   By rationing care the focus will shift from restorative care that is reimbursed by insurance to preventative care that is learned and adopted.  With this shift each of us will quickly realize, hopefully before it is too late, that the best long-term investment is not in real estate or stocks.  The best investment one can make is in their health capital, i.e. doing those things that keep us healthy for as long as possible. As crazy as this may sound, we will likely begin to take care of ourselves by eating better and exercising more. This will happen only when we realize that we will reach an age after which treatment for conditions that could have been prevented is limited - and most importantly not reimbursed.  Medicare needs to lead the way by beginning to ration some types of care soon. This is the only approach that will control the cost of health care for the long-term. If this is not addressed the growing cost of health care will cause us all to go down with the ship with no hope of rescue. That is how I see it! Hell, there are no rules here - we’re trying to accomplish something. - Thomas A. Edison

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October 22 -November 5, 2008

our story

CO LO R F U L W O M E N I N P O L I T I CS , PART XII I DAHO: L AS T S TAT E T O W I N S U F FR AG E I N 19TH CENTURY Paul & EllenBonnifield The Local • Steamboat Springs Early residents of northern Utah settled in several scattered communities. Being active Mormons and closely associated with the politics of Utah, women in these communities exercised their franchise in the1870 election. When the dividing line between Utah and Idaho territories was officially delineated, some of the communities were designated as part of Oneida County, Idaho Territory. Women instantly lost their newly gained voting rights. Dr. Joseph William Morgan, the Democratic representative from Oneida County, introduced a woman suffrage bill in January 1871. While Morgan, a physician from Wales, may or may not have been a Mormon, most of his constituents were Mormon. Morgan’s bill reflected his experience with suffrage in Utah. He noted, “The female represented a distinct individual member of the Government; that she ranked as a person, citizen . . . being affected by the laws of the country . . . that she be allowed a voice in the making of those laws.” Much lively debate followed on Morgan’s bill. On the third and final reading, a tie vote defeated the bill. None of the legislators who voted for the bill were reelected to the next session. Idaho’s first woman lawyer, Helen L. Young, delivered the first suffrage lecture in Boise in 1872. Mrs. Young lived in northern Idaho and actively participated in the Pacific Coast suffrage convention in San Francisco in 1870. Because she supported women’s rights, she was associated with Victoria Woodhull’s free-love crusade during Victoria’s bid for president. The suffrage issue did not come before the legislature again until 1885. Once more the bill was defeated. Women, however, received the right to vote in school elections. The Boise City Republican began promoting suffrage just before the legislative session. At the same time, Abigail Scott Duniway, who published the New Northwest, made frequent trips to Idaho from Oregon to

promote her paper and women’s suffrage groups formed, but rights. Two of Mrs. Duniway’s they never united into a state sons homesteaded in organization. northern Idaho in 1886. When national Her crippled husband suffrage leaders began spent much of his time watching Idaho, Duniway there and she lived bluntly told them to there in the summer of send money, but let 1887. Duniway had the local leaders campaign. opportunity to address Generally, her request the Idaho Legislature in was honored. Mary January 1887. After her Bradford from Colorado Miss Permeal French speech, the Legislature and Emily Richards from again considered Utah lent their expertise a suffrage bill and to the cause. Again, defeated it a third time. all political parties, The Idaho Statesman Republicans, Democrats, criticized Duniway Populists, and Silver because she failed to Republicans, endorsed use what it considered a suffrage plank and a strong argument for all but three state the woman’s vote – the newspapers supported Abigail Scott Duniway the amendment. temperance issue. Contrary to Newspapers experiences in other territories proclaimed the passage of the and states, Idaho did not have amendment by a vote of 12,126 active suffrage organizations, for and 6,282 against at the but the Women’s Christian end of election day November Temperance Union (WCTU) had 1896, but the state board of several chapters throughout the canvassers decreed otherwise. territory and promoted suffrage The total vote was not a majority as a secondary issue. Based especially on the experience in Wyoming, Duniway knew that giving women the vote would not change drinking habits and deliberately distanced her campaigns from the temperance movement. When the constitutional convention convened in 1889, Duniway adamantly opposed linking prohibition and suffrage. Both issues failed to be included because convention delegates worried that endorsing suffrage would prevent the constitution’s acceptance by both Idaho’s male voters and Congress. Duniway, following Colorado’s example, then tried to get a clause inserted into the constitution that a universal suffrage amendment would be presented to the electorate at the next election. While she was unsuccessful, she extracted a verbal promise (which was not honored) from the convention leaders that they would hold a suffrage vote. After the defeat in the constitutional convention, school teacher Elizabeth Ingram formed the first suffrage organization in Idaho. In 1894 the Idaho Populist party, following the national party lead, included a platform plank endorsing suffrage. Slowly, other

of total votes cast because about one-third of the electors ignored the amendment. Suffragists immediately appealed the ruling to the Idaho Supreme Court, which quickly ruled that the suffrage amendment was legal (the judges’ wives were active suffragists). Idaho became the fourth state and the last one in the nineteenth century to grant universal suffrage. At the next general election, Miss Permeal French was elected State Superintendent of Public Instruction and three women, a Democrat, a Populist, and a Republican, were elected to the Legislature. It would be another fourteen years before Washington joined this elite group. By 1914, Kansas plus all western states except New Mexico gave women the franchise. When the Twentieth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting full suffrage was ratified in 1920, the dream started so many years ago came true.

I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill. -Thomas A. Edison

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October 23 - November 5 , 2008

inebriated informant InebriatedInformant The Local • Steamboat Springs


The informant has had a revelation. Is hooking up with fat chicks good karma? (Hey feminists, don’t get pissed yet, please read on.) Upon following a chain of intoxicant laced links, I would say yes! Karma is defined as a deed or act, but most people think of it as an entire string of causation. This string of causation begins with some sort of action, which is then transformed into either good or bad karma depending on the laws of causation, i.e. the chain of cause and effect.  In other words, if you’re a dick, then you tend to receive bad karma points.  If you’re not a dick, then you get good karma points.  So in not being a said phallus, the laws of causation require you to achieve some kickass karma points.  I am not sure who keeps track of this point system, or if there even is an actual point system, but the law of causation makes people generally responsible for their

drunken misdeeds. I myself find porcine young ladies to be the bearers of the fruits of karma. They are fun and bubbly individuals who don’t have the “skinny chick” holier than thou attitude.  They may have a low self esteem, but that is purely propagated by Hollywood and the fashion industries stranglehold over mainstream media. This media tends to portray sexiness as some sort of emaciated figure that somehow has large bosoms.  How is it that something that looks like a zombie is actually revered and deified by men throughout the western world? Simple, skinny chicks usually can’t kick your ass. A larger woman can be terrifying, especially a large cougar!   Yet these jovial women are generally very decent people, therefore associating with said decent

people can lead to good karma points. We’re all aware of the adage “fat chicks need love too.”  Although this statement may have misogynistic connotations, it is actually the seed for some delicious fruit. Encounters with larger women are usually very entertaining, and will make those “skinny chicks” jealous sometimes.  The informant had an experience where he was making out with a larger woman and a skinny girl came over and tried to steal him.  The skinny girl exclaimed “you look like you needed to be saved.” I thought to myself “saved from what, good karma?” Is this experience in itself an example of instant karma?  Most men would think so, but running off with the skinny girl, as the informant did, led to more mental anguish than staying with the larger woman would have. The skinny

girl may have been physically more attractive, but mentally she was very unpleasant and dissatisfying. She was mean and pretentious. She also tortured the informant when he was drunk. This torture came in the form of her stupid cat that would never stop meowing. Karma is not punishment, retribution or fate.  It is simply a result of the laws of consequence. According to the law of karma, all living creatures are responsible for their actions.  At first I thought the stupid cat was actually an agent of retribution sent to extract karmic points.  But, in reflecting on the situation, I was simply being punished by the laws of causation.  I ditched the larger woman because of shallow reasons, to dance with a skinny chick who had a stupid cat.  This was a dickhead maneuver on my part.  And, I suffered the consequences of said maneuver.  Therefore, we have gone full circle through the links of a karmic chain that can only be deciphered with the enigma machine known as beer!

I find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success. - Thomas A. Edison

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October 22 -November 5, 2008

dr. dawn’s Rx


Dr. DawnObrecht The Local • Steamboat Springs

Ever wonder why some people seem to be angry at really minor silly stuff? Or maybe angry for absolutely no discernible reason at all? Or have you noticed yourself just generally pissed off, reacting to tiny annoyances as if they were life and death problems? Some people avoid acknowledging their anger by calling it by a different name: frustration, annoyance, disappointment, irritation, etc. These softer words are variations of the same thing… names for different kinds of anger, like Eskimos have names for different kinds of snow; it’s all anger, or snow. Here’s the deal: Stuff happens that triggers normal responses: anger, sadness, joy, hope, fear, happiness, etc. If we have been taught and allowed to feel whatever it is that we actually do feel, better yet, helped to acknowledge and even name the feeling, we feel good about ourselves. If we had exceptionally healthy parental units, ones who actually dealt with their own anger, they probably helped us learn to deal appropriately with ours. We learned that it is okay to have a feeling, even anger; it’s just a feeling. We talked about it, maybe in an animated fashion, using descriptive words and/or hand gestures. Maybe our parents helped us through it by letting us know they understood how we felt, validating us; maybe they encouraged us to do something physical to discharge some of the anger, go for a walk or run, throw rocks in the river, go to the gym, whatever. The point is, healthy parents accept the feelings children have and help them find constructive solutions for dealing with them. Most importantly, healthy parents model useful ways to deal with their own feelings. If parents kick the dog or name-call, or just curse and rage, kids don’t get to learn appropriate anger management. In contrast, another scenario is when we are not allowed to safely experience our feelings and must stuff them, only to

have them show up later in some destructive form. Everyone knows of cases where children are told “you’re not angry” when they really are…crazymaking (schizophrenogenic). The message is that anger is not okay and must not be acknowledged or expressed, even in an appropriate way. The anger goes into hiding, only to show up when we least expect it. More severe situations include physical or sexual abuse by an authority figure, a relative, teacher, clergy or anyone else. Or maybe we grew up in an alcoholic or rage-aholic household, unpredictable, scary and controlling. We are infuriated, but we cannot express our anger or fear as the abuser has intimidated and frightened us, or we are too embarrassed; or maybe we tell but no one believes us. The message? Stuff the anger to survive. The usual destructive setup for a child is this: An adult authority figure handles his fear with anger. We tiptoe around dad when he is angry, dealing with his own anger by drinking and raging and not in a constructive way such as talking about his fears, perhaps about money or work. We avoid talking to mom when she’s frustrated, knowing that she will respond by yelling at us, giving us the message that we are just too much trouble and she “can’t possibly get everything done”. Maybe our coach is infuriated at one of our teammates (coach is really scared of not winning), so we don’t tell him we have to miss practice tomorrow. All of these adults are handling their fear with anger. They are using their anger to control; we can’t even talk to them! Lesson? These adults are fearful and are expressing it in anger, thereby controlling us. Even the dog hides in an angry household! Simply put, we are taught that when people are fearful they become angry and try to exert control over whatever they can. When we grow up and experience our own fear, we do

what we have seen modeled and try to control things and people, lashing out in anger. After all, we learned as children that anger is a useful way to control. Scared of losing our job? Get angry and badmouth our co-workers in an attempt to control…try to get them fired to save our own job. Afraid our candidate will lose the election? Direct anger at friends who are on the other side, (not at issues or the politicians) attempting to control them and make them see our point or even change sides. Above all, don’t have a constructive conversation, sharing opinions but not attacking each other. Fearful our kids are not looking good and are reflecting poorly on us? Angrily lecture them about grades, hair, clothes, or even blame the teacher for our child’s poor grades or behavior. Avoid

acknowledging our fears, just get angry and try to control them. Solution: deal with the old anger, fear, and feeling of being controlled. If you are dealing with it by covering it with alcohol and other drugs, get help! If your anger is coming out in ways that are harmful to you or others, get help! As adults we have the opportunity to be honest with ourselves about what we do; only then do we have a chance to choose our own behavior. Don’t destroy friendships, hurt family, blame others or teach your children destructive behavior because of your old anger.. There is a better way!

Dr. Dawn Obrecht is the only MD addiction medicine specialist on the western slope of Colorado. She is a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and her office is in Steamboat Springs. She can be reached at 970-846-8479 or docdawn@ Copyright Dawn Obrecht 2008

I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world. - Thomas A. Edison

The Local • • Volume 8 • Issue 22V

October 23 - November 5 , 2008

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DagnyMcKinley The Local • Steamboat Springs The sky clouded, filled with gray. Winds picked up carrying leaves from mountain to street, pulling balloons out of hands and whisking them away.  Skies opened. The first flakes released, drifting slowly, twirling, swirling before making a home on the ground, hoping to be the first flake to last the season, to curl up under other flakes and nestle in for a good winter’s sleep.  In town, silvery white painted the ground.  As the sun rose and melted everything she could reach, the frost held its ground in shadows, outlining trees and fence posts.  In those lines the world was reflected like a dream, a cloud of shadows and across that beauty that Audrey Rose’s toes traveled.  Frost latched onto her hair and the crystals held, freezing strands.  Audrey Rose ducked into shadows to hold onto the sparkly frost as long as possible.  As she stood in the outline of a pine tree, a full and living pine, her footprint melted the frost.  The outline of her toes in the outline of a tree in the outline of the land in the outline of the world. Audrey Rose got on her knees and began to look for other clues as to what had been there before her.  There were no other traces of life, but the way the blades of grass lay upon each other created letters and the letters spelled words, A prayer for the



wild at heart, kept in cages. Now there was a mission to find the owner of the words.  Audrey Rose headed downtown, stopping people on the street, saying the words.  She went to the Steaming Bean and asked for napkin and pen.  There were no extra pens so she borrowed a lipstick and wrote each letter, feeling the meaning in each curve, line and angle A prayer for the wild at heart, kept in cages.  No one knew who the words belonged to.  Audrey Rose asked young, old, healthy and sick.  How could no one know where they came from?  Did they sprout from the ground?  Did nature feel caged?  The words nagged at her, felt like they came from someone she knew.  They came from a part of her past a part she had swallowed, had dug holes and buried.  She remembered the bronze arrow piercing her womb, remembered blood running between her legs.  Loss had spilled under the full moon, had turned the earth scarlet.  Rains had washed away those memories but now winter was here.  Memories couldn’t be melted or washed, they were frozen masses that would survive until spring. Audrey Rose carved a place in her mind to let this memory sit but the memory didn’t belong in her mind, it slithered out of the gray mass and coils of knowledge, moving down,­ slipping into her mouth, touching her tongue bittersweet before swinging down her throat,

lodging there for a moment, then trickling into her heart. The weight pulled at her at first. This memory was full but even as seconds turned into minutes to hours the weight became a part of her, became a cell of her makeup as natural as each beat of life traveling through her body.  Audrey Rose needed to lie down. The sidewalk was holding up too many people so she snuck into the library between the smell of books and layed down.  As titles passed before her eyes so did words that had been spoken and written and she knew it was Tennessee Williams who the words had come from. Invigorated she asked the librarian for information on Mr. Williams.  There were plays and quotes and one jumped out at her. “I have found it easier to identify with the characters who verge upon hysteria, who were frightened of life, who were desperate to reach out to another person.  But these seemingly fragile people are the strong people really.”  Tears filled Audrey Rose’s eyes.  The librarian turned away to give her some privacy.  She held the words to her heart, she knew she must read through the plays she hadn’t picked up in so long. Passing Lyon’s Drug on the way home she bought a permanent marker.  When she got home she drew a cage on

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her chest over her heart. When she took deep breaths the cage expanded until it looked as if it would burst.  One day it would burst. Audrey Rose climbed out the window of the house and headed to her rock.  In that landscape, with solid masses ripping through the ground, Audrey Rose curled up in the space that perfectly cradled her body. Audrey Rose bled. The first flake of the season melted then froze within her blood, within her memory, and here she entrusted the beauty and the pain that had been, letting it live above ground floating in consciousness until the spring came to absorb it.  Upon her chest flakes landed, melting against her skin, melting against the lines over her heart. -Do not attempt to recreate the events of Audrey Rose’s life. They will result in internal and/or external death or at the very least a yeast infection. Contact the author – dagny@

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MY LIFE COMES FIRST Kat’NThaHat The Local • Steamboat Springs I’m sort of confused, torn if you will, undecided, forgive me. I local asked me, Kat, Do you watch sports all the time?â€? My wife is going to read this so, Yes, ALL the time. Even NBA Celebrity Bowling for Charity, Justin Timberlake Golf Benefits, darts, WNBA, MLS, well any and every version of soccer, aka futbol. For some reason, I steer away from NASCAR, Championship poker, and polo. My deal with the celebrity bowling - I like to see highly paid athletes out of their environment, comfort zone, safe place. Same with the celebrity golf. But what gets under my skin and causes an irritating buzz in my ear: When the media criticizes the athlete for putting family and life first. I hope I have never done that to them personally. K. Winslow Jr. of the Cleveland Browns had a “staff infectionâ€?, didn’t want to tell the media and public about that, and called it an undisclosed illness.â€? P. Burress of the New York Football Giants, missed a team meeting, choosing to take his child to school. I got no problem with that either. Why he couldn’t just text, call the coaches and explain that, we will never know, unless Plax chooses to tell us. I watched

J. Canseco on A&E the other night, pleading with anyone to give him a chance back on the diamond. He stated, “writing that book, Juiced, was the biggest mistake of my life.� Yeah, I agree, and I want to understand, see it from Jose’s perspective. Granted, all the players he named in his book were busted for using steroids. None of them have attempted to sue, because obviously they would loose. Canseco wants to meet with and apologize to the guys he called out in the book. He wants to get healthy and try to lead a normal life. He wants to get back into his million dollar home that was foreclosed on by creditors. It’s his life, he gets to fix it. It is not my job to judge Canseco or any other athlete. But I would like to see entire organizations from top to bottom take responsibility for the actions of their “employees�. The fellas on the Huddle tell me sports is a business, and the desire for the dollar, overshadows the spirit of competition. That sucks, ‘cause I watch ALL sports! MEOWWWWT I’ll Holla



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they collapsed. One proton, two islands were that the life there neutrons, three electrons then was so strange to you, you had four. Building onion layers of to understand. A hundred years You look up from the deck of heavier elements ago, those marine the Galapagos dive boat you are around themselves iguanas, finches, and on at the millions of stars above until they could turtles sang their you, and you wonder. You think collapse no further song to Darwin and about how the universe started and exploded he saw the light. from a speck of nothing. Time their detritus of And he made you and space exploding. Then this. elements at the see the light too. A But before this, many things universe. The most light that only on this happened. First, atoms started important of these night have your eyes Hammerheads getting their to form–at first the most simple leftovers for us evolved enough to see. parasites picked off at a ones. Hydrogen: one proton and cleaning station: are the three: But the distant one electron. But then nitrogen, stars are very dim, gravity took hold. Soon oxygen, and carbon. and beyond them a myriad more it made stars: hydrogen Atomic weights seven, unseen. atoms forced so close eight, and fourteen, together they made respectively. The elixirs helium: two protons of life. That triumvirate and two electrons. Plus of atoms tends to dance. a little heat/light. Well, You don’t know how, not a little heat–a lot. but by and by, that You’ve had a sunburn cosmic stalk made the before, so you know. first inkling of life on Your sun is still doing a earth. But it didn’t stop lot of that sort of thing. there. Even before But before it, A land iguana doing nothing in A sea lion pup doing yoga: that the rest of there were others. particular: the detritus had They made a lot given you shapes of silicon and of helium too. But after they iron. It gave you the seashore. got old they started shrinking, All Photos by Dean Tresner It gave you the moon. And these fusing still heavier atoms as young Galapagos. So young those DeanTresner

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another one bites the dust ElliotSilberberg The Local • Milan, Italy Going to work last week in Milan, I had a long wait for the bus. I figured there was a dreaded transit strike. They are frequent and sometimes impromptu in Italy, where unions are strong. However, that didn’t make sense once I saw my # 94 bus passing in the opposite direction. After 20 minutes, it arrived. After two stops, the bus turned off route and stopped. Everyone got off. Once I hoofed it a couple of blocks, all was clear. A big street I was crossing had a sea of teenagers marching on it, thousands upon thousands, led by a police cordon. It was a high school student protest against the Italian Minister of Education, Mariastella Gelmini, who wants to drastically reduce the number of teachers in the public schools. The students followed a big openbed truck that blared music. They were chanting, singing and bouncing. The name Gelmini was sung in contexts a bit, shall we say, crude. The full bloom of youth in its insatiable energy flowed by. If you could convert that power to alternate energy, wind, solar and biofuels we could lay back and snooze. My 16 year old son was in there somewhere. He had convinced his mother to let him go. Not hard. He is persuasive and she is a teacher. The issue of reducing the teaching workforce in Italy is complicated, and will not be dealt with here. But the fact of protest itself, by youngsters concerned enough about their own futures to act, is what I found uplifting. Some


would say the students were just looking for an excuse to play hooky, and that these learning problems are due to their own apathy, but to me that’s cynical. I hung out, took cell phone photos and got to my meeting a little late. But that mass of youth on the march made my day. Later, drinking coffee in a bar, Springsteen’s Born in the USA came on the radio. It made me recall my student days and university protests against the war in Vietnam. I wasn’t a rip-roaring protester, but I appreciated what those demonstrators stood for. Seen in retrospect, those wild times in the USA were very much the exception. I thought back further, to my far away high school days, when there was not a peep of protest out of us students. Worse, I thought about how little I hear about high school student protests in America today. Is everything hunky dory in American high schools? If so, why is America grouped with Third World countries in math and science? Why do American companies have to shell out big money to teach new employees how to spell and write decently? Why is American youth baffled when you ask them where Turkey is? I tried to imagine Main Street America full of high school kids protesting against something that compromised their education.

That’s hard to do. When I was in high school, we marched, but in parades. When it comes to putting the courage of their convictions into unified action, American youngsters are sheep compared to Europeans. In the Gelmini protest, even elementary school children are doing all night vigils with their parents. No child left behind. Half a million people participated country-wide. In Western Europe,

demonstrations are inalienable rights to be acted on. In America, they are also defined as rights, then often stop there and rust as lofty principles kept abstract. Over lunch with a father the other day, I expressed my worry about my children’s future, saying they have energy and ignorance to burn. He replied

that he trusted the dynamism of youngsters, be it full of mistakes or not. He feels kids have their own generation and will grow strong in ways we parents can’t hope to understand. Taken with a generous pinch of salt, I like what he said. That’s what is good about seeing thousands of teenagers protesting together against a slight to their future. It should happen more in the USA, at the elementary and middle school level too. For that matter, parents and grandparents can join the fun. Participatory democracy means more than voting. Talking the talk means walking the walk.

Elliot Silberberg lives in Milan, Italy and gets back to Steamboat when he can. He was the Routt County reporter for the Craig Daily Press and the Hayden Valley Press in the early 1980s. His novel, The Flood, was written in Steamboat and is published in Italian as Il Diluvio by Sellerio Editore. I start where the last man left off. - Thomas A. Edison


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October 23 - November 5 , 2008

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by GustavoArellano Dear Readers: I don’t like to rerun columns ‘cause it makes me look like a lazy Mexican, but I realize that, as my column invades foreign terrain (Chattanooga, TN! Columbia, South Carolina! Steamboat Springs, Colorado!), new readers might not understand some of my running gags. Following, then, are the two mostfrequently asked questions about the Mexican’s methodology: Dear Mexican: A friend of mine calls Mexicans “wabs,” but, being a dumbshit, doesn’t even know what it means—except that it’s not PC. What’s it mean? Thesaurusaurus Mex


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Dear Gabacho: “Wab” is a slur that assimilated Mexicans use to describe and deride recently arrived Mexicans. It can be used as a noun (“Refugio is such a wab”), a verb (“Look how that idiot Refugio wabbed up his truck with a bull sticker!”) or even an adjective (“Refugio’s mustache is so wabby”). The etymology of wab is unknown— could either be a mongrelization of “wetback” or “wop.” But what’s most fascinating about “wab” is that it seems to be a distinctly Orange County term. When I’ve asked various Latino journalists over the years if they’re familiar with the term, most drew blanks. And Lalo Alcaraz, the dean of Chicano comedy, thought it meant “white-ass bitch.” Pinche racist, sexist pocho. The final word on wab goes to Dr. Armin Schwegler, a professor in UC Irvine’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese who specializes in dialectology and Spanish in the United States. He’s taught at the school for 20 years and drops language trivia like some people default on their house payments—did you know, for instance, that the area from Denver to the Pacific Coast is the largest dialect continuum in the world, meaning Western American English is one boring tongue? But Schwegler has

never heard of wab. He’s not surprised the epithet exists, though. “People always think naively that language is just for communication,” the good doctor told the Mexican. “But language is so important because it’s also an identifier. With wab, you can see this tied into the question of nationhood. It’s rooted in social discrimination. You coin a word, and it circulates around.” So rejoice, Thesaurusaurus Mex! Wab is all ours! It can now join Barbara Coe; the Costa Mesabased, Holocaustdenying Institute for Historical Review; and ¡Ask a Mexican! in the Orange County section of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Hate Watch. Dear Mexican: I’m fairly sure that your jibes against Guatemalans are mostly for comic effect, but entre broma y broma, algo se asoma. What have you got against the true raza cósmica? Guatemalan Guapo Dear Chapín: “Between joke and joke, something peeks out.” Nice dicho (aphorism), Guapo! You didn’t ask a question about Mexicans, pendejo—but I’ll make an exception, since Mexicans and chapines are brothers in soccer futility. Mexicans despise Guatemalans for many legitimate reasons. Your tamales

If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves. - Thomas A. Edison

are better—our puny corn variety doesn’t compare to your wondrous paches, potato tamales stuffed with chicken and just about the most filling, tasteful snack in the Americas. The Mayans contributed more to world culture than the Aztecs—did you know the Mayan calendar remains the most accurate in history? Your national bird, the long-feathered quetzal, is prettier than our golden eagle. In 1821, free from the yoke of Spanish rule, Guatemala joined the burgeoning Empire of Mexico—only to spurn us two years later for the United Provinces of Central America, a coalition of Central American nations created to resemble the United States but whose corruption and monocultural economics instead inspired the term “banana republic.” But Mexicans hate Guatemalans mostly because of immigration, Guapo. Mexico can barely control its border with Guatemala because the Guatemalan government does nada to secure its side, leaving Mexico exposed to illegal immigrants, drug runners and terrorists. Guatemalans consistently top Mexico’s annual list of the most-deported. And the Guatemalans who do cross over dress funny, are darker-skinned than the average Mexican and don’t like salsa—some don’t even speak Spanish! Guatemalans are the Mexicans of Mexico—and who doesn’t hate Mexicans?

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c o m u n i d a d By DaveCadell Translation by: TatianaAchcar The Local • Steamboat Springs Among the league of giants in Latin music including Ray Barretto, Eddie Palmieri and Chucho Valdés, one figure will forever be known as “The King of Latin Music” – Tito Puente (April 20, 1923 – May 31, 2000). Born Ernesto Antonio Puente, Jr. as the son of native Puerto Rican parents, Puente was raised in the Spanish Harlem of New York City. Puente originally intended to become a dancer but a torn ankle tendon suffered in an accident caused Puente to change his direction toward music. He began working in Ramon Olivero’s big band as a drummer at the age of 13, and later he studied composing, orchestration, and piano at Juilliard and the New York School of Music. More importantly, he played with and learned from the Latin jazz legend Machito, who inspired Puente to combine Latin rhythms with progressive jazz. In 1942 Puente was drafted into the Navy for three years during World War II and was discharged with a Presidential Commendation for serving in nine battles. During the 1950s, Puente was at the height of his popularity and helped to bring Afro-Cuban and Caribbean sounds such as mambo, son, and cha-cha-cha to mainstream audiences. Puente’s range also extended to big-band jazz, bossa nova tunes, Broadway hits, boogaloos, and pop music. He received the key to the City of New York from former Mayor John Lindsay in 1969. In 1979 Puente won the first of five Grammy Awards for the albums A Tribute to Benny Moré,

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On Broadway, Mambo Diablo, and Goza Mi Timbal. He was also awarded a Grammy at the first Latin Grammy Awards, winning Best Traditional Tropical Album for Mambo Birdland. In 1982 he started reeling off a string of several Latin jazz albums with octets or big bands for Concord Picante that gave him greater exposure and respect in the jazz world than he ever had. An indefatigable visitor to the recording studios, Puente recorded his 100th album, The Mambo King, in 1991 In 1992 he was inducted into the National Congressional Record, and in 1993 he received the Smithsonian Medal. He was posthumously awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000. By virtue of his longevity and warm, exciting stage manner, Tito Puente is probably the most beloved symbol of Latin jazz. His brand of classic salsa is generally free of dark undercurrents, radiating a joyous, compulsively danceable party atmosphere. Puente managed to keep his music remarkably fresh over the decades; as a timbales virtuoso, he combined mastery over every rhythmic nuance with oldfashioned showmanship.

Entre la liga de los gigantes de la música latina incluyendo a Ray Barretto, Eddie Palmieri y Chucho Valdés, una figura siempre será conocida como “El Rey de La música Latina” – Tito Puente (Abril 20, 1923 – Mayo 31, 2000). Nacido Ernesto Antonio Puente, Jr., hijo de padres Puertorriqueños, Puente creció en la parte Latina de Harlem en Nueva York. Puente originalmente quiso ser un danzarín pero un accidente con un tendón del tobillo cambio su dirección hacia la música. Comenzó a trabajar como baterista para la banda de Ramón Olivero a los 13 anos de edad, y mas tarde estudio composición, orquestación, y piano en Juilliard y la escuela de música de Nueva York. Aun más importante, es que haya tocado música y aprendido de leyendas del jazz latino como Machito, quien inspiro a que Puente combinara ritmos latinos con jazz progresivo. En 1942, Puente fue reclutado por la Marina por tres anos durante la II Guerra Mundial y fue liberado con Mención Presidencial por haber servido en nueve batallas. Durante la década de los 1950s, Puente logro su mayor popularidad y ayudo a traer sonidos AfroCubanos y Caribenos como el mambo, son, cha-cha-cha a audiencias del establecimiento musical. El ámbito musical de Puente también se extendió a las grandes bandas de jazz, canciones de bossa nova, éxitos de Broadway, bógalos, y música

pop. Recibio la llave de la ciudad de Nueva York del alcalde John Lindsay en 1969. En 1979, Puente gano el primero de cinco premios Grammy por los álbumes A Tribute to Benny More, On Broadway, Mambo Diablo, y Goza Mi Timbal. También fue premiado un Grammy en la primera Premiación de Grammy Latino, ganando Mejor Álbum Tropical Tradicional por Mambo Birdland. En 1982, empezó a recitar de un tirón una serie de varios álbumes de jazz Latino con octetos y grandes grupos para Concord Picante que le dieron más publicidad y respeto en el mundo del jazz que siempre. A través de sus visitas incesantes a los estudios de grabación, Puente grabo su centésimo álbum, The Mambo King, en 1991. En 1992, fue admitido al National Congressional Record, y en 1993 recibió la Medalla del Smithsonian. Fue premiado el premio Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award póstumamente en 2000. En vista de su longevidad, cariñosa y excitante presencia en el escenario, Tito Puente es probablemente uno de los símbolos mas amados del jazz latino. Su mundo de salsa clásico esta libre de trasfondos oscuros, radiando una atmósfera alegre y compulsivamente danzable. Puente logro mantener su música sorprendentemente fresca a través de las décadas; como un virtuoso de los timbales, combino su dominio sobre cada matiz rítmico con una habilidad para la presentación de espectáculos que rara vez se ve hoy en día.

It is astonishing what an effort it seems to be for many people to put their brains definitely and systematically to work. - Thomas A. Edison


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Thursday October 23 SPANISH-ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP 8 PM @ Azteca NONDENOMINATIONAL COMMUNITY BIBLE STUDY FOR WOMEN 9-11 AM @ Concordia Lutheran Church. For more information contact Martha, 871.4751. WRITERS GROUP Noon-2 PM @ Depot Art Center. All writers, beginners and published, are welcome. Call Harriet at 879.8079 or visit www. FLU VACCINATIONS 4-6 PM @ Steamboat Springs High School. Adults $22-25, children $14 or less. STEVE BOYNTON 5:30 PM @ Cantina STRING QUARTET REHEARSAL 12:30-2 PM @ Steamboat Art Museum. Open and free to the public. SODA CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE 5:45-7 PM @ Soda Creek Elementary School. Students in grades 2-5 will perform a few songs


of celebration and then students, parents and other visitors will tour the new school. AFRICAN DANCE CLASS 6-7:30 PM @ The Depot. All levels, $45 OAK CREEK BOOK CLUB 6 PM @ Oak Creek Library

Friday, October 24 UNITED NATIONS DAY KEVIN KLINE’ BIRTHDAY Remember the movie Dave? When Kline played a bumbling, unlikely, average Joe-Six-Pack who ended up in the White House, merely because he looked the part? What an absurd and ridiculous plot line… MORNING YOGA W/ PATTY 9:30-10:45 AM @ Yoga Center of Steamboat at Bear River overlooking the Yampa River. Patty Zimmer RYT, 870.9985. BUD WERNER LIBRARY TOURS 11 AM-1 PM @ Bud Werner Library. Meet in the coffee shop area, next to the Yampa entrance, in the lower level of the library. For more information, call 879-0240 or visit HAPPY HOUR 3-6 PM @ Tugboat. $1 drafts. Now



clean out your ashtray and go get a beer! FREE HALLOWEEN CARVING EVENT 4-6 PM @ 1280 13TH Street. Bring your own pumpkins and use our carving and scooping tools and the best part-leave the mess behind! Call for more info: 870.0384 THE 7TH ANNUAL BUST OF STEAMBOAT 5-8 PM @ Three Peaks Grill. It’s time to wear PINK! During the evening guests will enjoy live jazz music, world-class hors d’ oeuvres and wine. All the money raised stays in Routt and Moffat Counties to help uninsured and underinsured women to pay for mammograms, annual wellness exams and assist in breast cancer treatment costs.

Saturday, October 25 YAMPA VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER’S COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR 8-11 AM @ Yampa Valley Medical Center. Low-cost blood tests. Free health screenings for skin, cardiovascular, breast exam, lung function, vision, hearing, foot, dental and more. Free health education on asthma, allergies, autism, sleep disorders, joint replacement, diabetes, living wills and more. Flu shots are $22 at the


VNA. Find details and pre-register for blood tests by Friday noon at DENVER VELOSWAP AND SPORTS EXPO 9-4 PM @ The National Western Complex in Denver. $6-8. BABYTIME 10-10:30 AM @ Bud Werner Memorial Library. A program that enhances a baby’s natural love of language through rhymes, movement, Mother Goose and simple books. This drop-in program is free and no registration is required. Visit or call 879.0240 for more information. DENVER GORILLA RUN 11 AM @ The Wynkoop Brewing Company in Denver. You can walk, scoot, run or bike this 5.6K race for charity. Why should you leave the Valley: You have to wear a Gorilla suit. All proceeds benefit gorillas in the wild. RED BULL SOAPBOX RACE Noon @ Red Rocks Amphitheater. Should be entertaining, and at the very least, research for the cardboard derby… FREE DOCENT-LED TOURS OF THE ART EXHIBITS

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2 PM @ The Art Depot HAPPY HOUR 3-6 PM @ Tugboat. $1 drafts. Now clean out your couch and go get a beer! MASKED BALL 6-10 PM @ The Steamboat Grand. Yampa Valley Autism Program’s Masked Ball Dinner and Dance. ASPEN SANTA FE BALLET 8 PM @ Steamboat Springs High School Tickets:  $30 for reserved center seating, $25 general admission, available at All That Jazz starting. Presented by Steamboat Dance Theatre For more info: www. PAULA POUNDSTONE 8 PM @ Newman Center for the Performing Arts. Wait, wait…she’s perfoming in Denver.

Sunday, October 26 MOTHER-IN-LAW’S DAY IGLESIA EN ESPANOL 7 AM @ Steamboat Christian Center FREE DOCENT-LED TOURS OF THE ART EXHIBITS 2 PM @ The Art Depot

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HAPPY HOUR 3-6 PM @ Tugboat. $1 drafts. Now clean out your couch and go get a beer!


Monday, October 27

TUESDAY MORNINGS WRITING WORKSHOPS 8:30-10 AM @ Epilogue Book Company. For all writers. Any or all sessions facilitated by Author Jill Murphy Long. Bring your work or paper and pen. Leave with a new idea, tip and/or confidence. $10 drop-in fee. For more info 846.1428

DYLAN THOMAS’ BIRTHDAY …Do not go gentle into that good night…

FLU VACCINATIONS 10-4 PM @ Steamboat VNA. Adults $22-25, children $14 or less.

MORNING YOGA W/ PATTY 9:30-10:45 AM @ Yoga Center of Steamboat at Bear River overlooking the Yampa River. Patty Zimmer RYT, 870.9985.

STEAMBOAT STRING QUARTET REHEARSAL 12:30-2 PM @ Steamboat Art Museum. Open and free to the public.

HAPPY HOUR 3-6 PM @ Tugboat. $1 drafts. Now clean out your couch and go get a beer!

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LEARN TO SKATE 4-4:30 PM @ Howelsen Hill Park Ice Arena. T Thirty whole minutes. Skate-tastic. FREE.


AFRICAN DRUMMING 5-6:30 PM @ Monson Hall at CMC, $119

INTERCAMBIO ¿Quieres practicar tu Inglés o Español? Ven todos los Lunes a las 6:00 de la tarde. En la oficina de Comunidad Integrada 718 Oak St. (Al lado de la Iglesia Metodista)

AGING WELL TAI CHI 5:30-6:30 PM @ Community Center in Oak Creek


STORYCATCHER 6-7:30 PM@ Tread of Pioneers Museum. A weekly facilitated memoir workshop for all ages. Includes writing exercises and direction to build a collection of stories that celebrate you and your life journey. Come to one or all five - drop in or pay in advance! $10/week or $45 for all sessions.

LIVE POKER TOURNIE @ Tap House. Free entry, play for points and prizes.

AFRICAN DANCE CLASS 6-7:30 PM @ The Depot. All levels, $45

KIRTAN WITH DAVID NEWMAN aka DURGA DAS. 7:30-9:30 PM@ Yoga Center of Steamboat, 701 Yampa St.  An evening of music and sacred chant. $20 in advance and $25 at the door.  Info call 870.1522 or Patty, 870.9985.

WING NIGHT @ Tap House

Tuesday, October 28 DEEPAVALI Hindu Festival of Light

Wednesday, October 29 INTERNATIONAL INTERNET DAY Inter-liscious. YOGA W/ PATTY 5:30-6:45 AM @ Yoga Center of Steamboat at Bear River overlooking the Yampa River. Patty Zimmer RYT, 870.9985.



HAPPY HOUR 3-6 PM @ Tugboat. $1 drafts. Now clean out your couch and go get a beer! LEARN TO SKATE 4-4:30 PM @ Howelsen Hill Park Ice Arena. Thirty whole minutes. Skate-tastic. FREE. MEN’S LACROSSE 6 PM @ Ski Town Fields (next to the Tennis Bubble) COED ULTIMATE FRISBEE 6 PM @ Ski Town Fields (next to the Tennis Bubble) All are welcome. LIVE TIRIVIA @ Tap House Thursday October 30 EZRA POUND’S BIRTHDAY NONDENOMINATIONAL COMMUNITY BIBLE STUDY FOR WOMEN 9-11 AM @ Concordia Lutheran Church. For more information contact Martha, 871.4751 STRING QUARTET REHEARSAL 12:30-2 PM @ The Steamboat Art Museum HAPPY HOUR 3-6 PM @ Tugboat. $1 drafts. Now clean out your couch and go get a beer! FLU VACCINATIONS 4-6 PM @ Steamboat Springs High School. Adults $22-25, children $14 or less. AFRICAN DANCE CLASS 6-7:30 PM @ The Depot. All levels, $45 COUPLES PRE-NATAL YOGA 7 PM-8:30 PM @ Yoga Center of Steamboat, 701 Yampa St.  Supporting your partner through labor and childbirth. Info call Linda, 871.9829.  SPANISH-ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP 8 PM @ Azteca

Friday, October 31



HALLOWEEN ETHEL WATERS’ BIRTHDAY MORNING YOGA W/ PATTY 9:30-10:45 AM @ Yoga Center of Steamboat at Bear River overlooking the Yampa River. Patty Zimmer RYT, 870.9985. 101st ANNUAL MEETING & NAVIGATOR AWARDS LUNCHEON 11:30 AM-1:30 PM @ The Steamboat Grand. HAPPY HOUR 3-6 PM @ Tugboat. $1 drafts. Now clean out your couch and go get a beer! DOWNTOWN HALLOWEEN STROLL 5-7 PM Downtown. Mainstreet Steamboat Springs and the City of Steamboat Springs invites all of Steamboat downtown for this fun Halloween Event. Dress up in costume and join your neighbors and their children for safe trick-or-treating sponsored by the merchants of Downtown Steamboat Springs. Lincoln Avenue is closed to traffic. THE HAVEN HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL 6-8 PM @ The Haven in Hayden. Dress-up and celebrate fall festivities, games, enteratinment and trick or treating. STEAMBOAT GROOVES PRESENTS: THE USUAL SUSPECTS HALLOWEEN MASQUERADE 9:30-1:30 @ 685 Marketplace Plz #C8. DJ Theory, DJ Dr Caddell and DJ CO. Costume Dance Party set to groovy house music. $5

Saturday, November 1 HAPPY BIRTHDAY JACKIE KARO…KAROLES... …not gonna work here anymore… ALL SAINT’S DAY LYLE LOVETT’S BIRTHDAY


COTILLION TBA @ Steamboat Springs Community Center. Instructs 5th6th and 7th-9th graders on the value and importance of social skills and manners. Kids learn to dance, dress and one day make a suitable spouse or at the very least, not embarrass themselves when they visit their rich friends. And yes, every child in this community needs some instruction on manners. Every last one of them. BABYTIME 10-10:30 AM @ Bud Werner Memorial Library. A program that enhances a baby’s natural love of language through rhymes, movement, Mother Goose and simple books. This drop-in program is free and no registration is required. Visit www. or call 879.0240 for more information. BOOK SIGNING: JON THIEM AUTHOR OF RABBIT CREEK COUNTRY 1 PM @ Off the Beaten Path. FREE DOCENT-LED TOURS FOR THE ART EXHIBITS 2 PM @ The Art Depot HAPPY HOUR 3-6 PM @ Tugboat. $1 drafts. Now clean out your couch and go get a beer! LEARN TO SKATE 4-4:30 PM @ Howelsen Hill Park Ice Arena. Thirty whole minutes. Skate-tastic. FREE.

Sunday November 2 MEXICAN DAY OF THE DEAD IGLESIA EN ESPANOL 7 AM @ Steamboat Christian Center FREE DOCENT-LED TOURS FOR THE ART EXHIBITS 2 PM @ The Art Depot HAPPY HOUR 3-6 PM @ Tugboat. $1 drafts. Now clean out your couch and go get a beer! Monday November 3

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. - Thomas A. Edison


The Local • • Volume 8 • Issue 22V

October 23 - November 5 , 2008

October 23 - November 5, 2008 (and beyond) - Steamboat Springs & Surrounding Area



SANDWICH DAY ROSEANNE BARR’S BIRTHDAY MORNING YOGA W/ PATTY 9:30-10:45 AM @ Yoga Center of Steamboat at Bear River overlooking the Yampa River. Patty Zimmer RYT, 870.9985. HAPPY HOUR 3-6 PM @ Tugboat. $1 drafts. Now clean out your couch and go get a beer! INTERCAMBIO ¿Quieres practicar tu Inglés o Español? Ven todos los Lunes a las 6:00 de la tarde. En la oficina de Comunidad Integrada 718 Oak St. (Al lado de la Iglesia Metodista) COED ULTIMATE FRISBEE 6 PM @ Memorial Park next to the High School. All are welcome. MEDITATION MONDAY WITH NINA.   7:30 - 8:30 PM @ Yoga Center of Steamboat, 701 Yampa St.   Info call Nina, 879.3208.  LIVE POKER TOURNIE @ Tap House. Free entry, play for points and prizes.

Tuesday November 4 ELECTION DAY LAURA BUSH’S BIRTHDAY Our first lady…for now… TUESDAY MORNINGS WRITING WORKSHOPS 8:30-10 AM @ Epilogue Book Company. For all writers. Any or all sessions facilitated by Author Jill Murphy Long. Bring your work or paper and pen. Leave with a new


idea, tip and/or confidence. $10 drop-in fee. For more info 846.1428 HAPPY HOUR 3-6 PM @ Tugboat. $1 drafts. Now clean out your couch and go get a beer! VOTE AND VACCINATE 4-6 PM @ Steamboat Springs Community Center and the Hayden Fair Grounds.. Adults $22-25, children $14 or less. Two great flavors, one tasty day. CITY COUNCIL MEETING 5 PM @ Centennial Hall STORYCATCHER 6-7:30 PM@ Tread of Pioneers Museum. A weekly facilitated memoir workshop for all ages. Includes writing exercises and direction to build a collection of stories that celebrate you and your life journey. Come to one or all five - drop in or pay in advance! $10/week or $45 for all sessions. AFRICAN DANCE CLASS 6-7:30 PM @ The Depot. All levels, $45 WING NIGHT @ Tap House Wednesday November 5 CRY OF INDEPENDENCE DAY Let’s all hope we are crying for joy. ROY ROGERS’ BIRTHDAY FLU VACCINATIONS 2:30-4 PM @ South Rout Elementary School. Adults $22-25, children $14 or less. HAPPY HOUR 3-6 PM @ Tugboat. $1 drafts. Now clean out your couch and go get a beer! LEARN TO SKATE



4-4:30 PM @ Howelsen Hill Park Ice Arena. Thirty whole minutes. Skate-tastic. FREE. YOGA W/ PATTY 5:30-6:45 AM @ Yoga Center of Steamboat at Bear River overlooking the Yampa River. Patty Zimmer RYT, 870.9985. LIVE TRIVIA @ Tap House

Art and Ongoing. FAMILY LITERACY PROGRAM English learners who are parents and their children of 5 years and younger are invited to attend a Family Literacy Program at CMC starting Wednesdays August 27 from 8:30 to 11:15 a.m. and parenting networking at Epilogue Bookstore starting Thursday Aug 28 from 9:00 to 10.00 a.m. Questions - 870 4534 / preguntas - 620 1513 or 871 7883 NORTHWEST BALLET FALL PROGRAMS 14 weeks session- Sept. 8- Dec. 18 $196 per class - $15 drop in Register Aug. 25-26 & Sept 2-3 5:00-7:00pm NWB Studio - 326 Oak St more info 871-1880 or www. CREATIVE WRITING CLASSES & WORKSHOPS Your Story: Write a Memoir. September 5-November 17. Registration: 870-4444 or www.


@ The Depot. A pairing of encaustic artists from across the US. On display from November 4th through the 30th. COWS, COAL & COMMERCE 100 Years of the Moffat Railroad in Steamboat Springs. An exhibit celebrating the centennial of the railroad in Steamboat. June 2008May 2009

Up and Coming DEVIN THE DUDE @ The Sandbar in Vail November 6th. POWDERWHORE 08: THE PACT A Telemark Ski Film. Nov 12th at 7pm at the Steamboat Springs Community Theater Admission: $10 Raffle to benefit EOS- Everything Outdoor Steamboat shtml VEGAS DANCE PARTY 6:30-10:30 PM @ The Community Center. Fundraiser benefiting the Steamboat Springs Figure Skating Club. Live music by Todd Musselmen and his band Exit 232. Beer, wine and food is included. Over 200 great silent auction items will be available to bid on. Come dance the night away “Vegas style”

COLORADO SCENIC BYWAYS Presented by the Steamboat Arts Council @ the Depot. Award winning photographer John Steinberg on display through November 2nd.

COMMUNITY TREE LIGHTING November 28th on the Old Courthouse Lawn, 6-7 PM. Help kick off the holiday season with Mainstreet Steamboat Springs as we light the community tree on the Routt County Courthouse Lawn. Join the fun with the Emerald City Jewel Singers singing carols, register to win Downtown Dollars to use for your holiday shopping, sip a little hot chocolate, and visit with Santa.



Community Health Fair Yampa Valley Medical Center Saturday October 25th, 8:00am - 11:00am Low Cost Blood Work, Flu Shots Free screenings include: Skin Checks, Hearing, Vision, Lung function, Dental, Blood Pressure, Breast Exam, Allergy Screening, Body In Balance, Lung Function, Foot Screening, Cardiac Risk Analyzer Please fast for 12 hours for the blood draw Persons with Diabetes should not fast (call 879-2352 for more information) Take prescription medicine as directed. This health fair is open to individuals 18 years and older.



Maturity is often more absurd than youth and very frequently is most unjust to youth. - Thomas A. Edison


REHAB PROJCT Our River Cottonwood Forests are dying and WE are going to attempt a to save the Cottonwoods! Complete details will be provided in the coming weeks. For now, please save the dates for these important Stewardship Initiatives. Saturday November 15th and Friday December 12-14th All supplies, accommodation, food, entertainment and transportation (or approved fuel reimbursement) to and from Craig will be provided. Please contact Sasha to learn more and to reserve your space. Contact Sasha, 824-5241 or sasha@cecenviro. org AFRICAN DRUM AND DANCE Malian style West African dance/ drum/kids workshops with Djeneba Sako and Abdoul Doumbia on Tuesday and Thursday, December. 9 & 11, presented by the Steamboat Springs African Dance & Drum Ensemble. All-levels djembe drum class with Abdoul Doumbia Tuesday & Thursday, December 9 & 11 5-6 p.m.@ The Depot. $15 per class All-levels Mali dance class with Djeneba Sako Tuesday & Thursday, December 9 & 11 6-7:30 p.m.@ The Depot. $15 per class. All-ages kids’ class with Djeneba Sako Thursday, December 11 4-5 p.m.@ The Depot. $15.

Have an event you would like to share with the community? Email the Calendar Girl direct at giddyupletsgo@gmail. com.

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Venue Tap House

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Mahogany Ridge




Old Town Pub


The Gothic-Denver



The Bluebird-Denver


Macky Auditorium



Fox Theater-Boulder


Temple Buell Theater Boulder Theater


The Sandbar - Vail



Fillmore Auditorium KINGS OF LEON Hodi’s Halfnote in Fort Collins


Mambo Italiano

Venue Tap House

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Old Town Pub

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The Bluebird-Denver Macky Auditorium Fox Theater-Boulder TALKING HEADS



Temple Buell Theater Boulder Theater


The Sandbar - Vail


Fillmore Auditorium




Hodi’s Halfnote in Fort Collins Mambo Italiano


Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages. - Thomas A. Edison


October 23 - November 5 , 2008


The Local • • Volume 8 • Issue 22V

according to astrology, oct 23 - nov 5


LenaFranzen The Local • Steamboat Springs

Over the last two weeks we have seen the whole economic structure of the world fall apart, and we have witnessed accusations and hatred between our two parties. It is not strange, that a lot of people have felt anxiety, discouragement and despair. Astrologically we are getting close to an UranusSaturn opposition in the sky. It will be exact on Election Day! (This the first one of five oppositions during the next 2 years.) Last time these two planets were in opposition was during the 60’s. Those were times for some radical change in our society and on a personal level. We are now entering a similar time period that will bring a lot of change, and we all know that change is needed if we are going to survive as a human race on this planet. On October 23 - 25: We are asking the questions: why am I here? How do I fit in to our society? What is my role that I’m here to play? We all have a unique role to play and we are all needed! After feeling a bit discouraged we realize that we are in charge of our own life/ destiny and we feel determined to do the work that is needed. (Chiron in Aquarius is going direct. Saturn is in aspect to the Sun in Scorpio.) October 26: Now the answers and realizations are really coming in! And our ideas are very practical and down to earth. We now know what to do! We also are realizing that we have to change certain things to make room for more compassion and love. We are starting to see the bigger picture. What is this life all about? “What’s love got to do with it”? (Lyrics of a Tina Turner-song.) What was the big message in the 60’s? “All you need is Love!” (Song by the Beatles!) So let’s get our priorities straight!  We have learned a lot since the 60’s, we can’t just live on love (well Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. - Thomas A. Edison

maybe some can); we have some tasks to take care of also. “Do what you love and money will follow” is a title of a book and a very sound advice for all of us. (Mercury making aspects to Chiron and Jupiter. Uranus makes aspect to the Sun.) October 27: Today we have the courage to face our insecurities and we start to see our role in society a bit more clearly . (Mars makes aspects to Chiron and Jupiter.)

October 28: New Moon in Scorpio. Again there is a new beginning, we get to try again!  A breath of fresh air is coming in! Since this New Moon is making aspects to the Saturn-Uranus opposition I talked about in the beginning, we are now ready to take a chance on something new.  New ideas are coming in on how we can create more harmony within the groups that we belong to.  We can all help in many small ways.  Just a smile or a friendly hello sends out good vibrations we all benefit from. October 28-November 4:  We also realize that change means hard work, and we are no longer afraid to put in the effort that is needed. We know that it just takes a little bit of discipline to get started and as we have worked up momentum, it gets easier. (Mars and Venus make aspects to Saturn and Uranus.) November 5: Today we feel optimistic and good. So the election hopefully went well! (Neptune and Venus come together in a harmonious aspect.)

If you want a personal astrology reading or to contact Lena: Email: or call 970-879-2444. She appreciates your feedback and questions. Lena Franzen has been a local in Steamboat since 1985, she is originally from Sweden. Visit her at:

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October 22 -November 5, 2008


Let the community know....

SLOPEWISE? by Jonathon Somenek

Is “SLOPEWISE” really making our mountain safer? As we all know our small quaint town isn’t as small and quaint as it used to be. The town seems to be growing successfully, but unfortunately the mountain is not. And there needs to be some organization to keep everyone safe and happy while skiing or riding this season, and I don’t feel the new “SLOPEWISE” is going to cut it. Skiing and snowboarding have progressed so much in the last five years that it is almost impossible to keep your gear up to date. With the progression of the sports the way they are, many people feel that they are becoming unsafe, and too dangerous to bring the family up the gondola. So my question is why can’t we find a happy medium that meets the extremist and the casual skier? For example put in a real terrain park that meets the kids’ needs. With quality built jumps that are maintained to perfection so every run the jump stays the same. Copper Mountain our new sister resort doesn’t seem to have a problem keeping everyone happy. They also don’t have a wide variety of rails they keep buried in the snow all winter long so no one can enjoy them. What I don’t understand is that any other Intrawest resort is able to maintain a fully functional resort that keeps the locals extremely happy and the visitors a vacation they will never forget. Or maybe I do, is it because any other resort gives the extremist somewhere to go? If safety is the issue, don’t you feel that if you give the extreme snowboarders and skiers a place to ride and play they will stay there and focus on their newly learned tricks?

But what about the young kids who want to watch the other kids do tricks and grinds? Well if we focus a terrain park on “sunshine lift line” run, I think that is our happy medium. The visitors will be able to see all the crazy stunts from the Sunshine Lift and the extreme riders will have a new longer and safer area to practice there tricks. But the young kids want to try too? Well more power to them, lets keep the mini terrain park where it is. One thing that everyone should know is that the mini terrain park was more fun than the original terrain park was last year. Now that does not seem safe to me when the big kids are doing big tricks in the little more fun park. This plan also opens “Bashor Bowl” for more ski races and training. In conclusion our small ski town has grown; bringing a wide variety of skiers and riders to the mountain. So let’s not argue about who gets what, lets just suit everyone’s needs and wants, and have a safer mountain that everyone can enjoy. If you feel the same way I do please contact Jonathon Somenek at somenek_ Jonathon@! so we can discuss some other situations to better our ski resort, and bring up a valid argument to make a safer more fun ski resort.

SOS by Amy McFadden My name is Amy McFadden and I am the Field Coordinator in Steamboat Springs for a non-profit organization called Snowboard Outreach Society. We are an organization that enriches the lives of at-risk youth through the sport of snowboarding. Currently, we are serving the Steamboat, Craig, Hayden, and Oak Creek communities by providing youth with professional snowboarding instruction, equipment, outerwear, and

positive adult mentorship. The goal of our organization is to give local youth who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford snowboard instruction an opportunity to learn to ride, participate in community service, and create lasting friendships with adult volunteers who donate their time to reach out to at-risk youth. The benefits of Snowboard Outreach go far beyond the snow hill. Last winter we participated in two food drives that benefited Lift-Up, a local food bank serving families in Routt County. We also, through the help of many volunteers, reached out not only to the youth in the four communities we are serving, but to their families as well. The benefits of Snowboard Outreach go further than the five days of instruction on the hill. SOS has five Core Values that the youth define and discuss throughout the day. These values are: Courage, Discipline, Integrity, Wisdom, and Compassion. The Core Values are defined in the context of snowboarding, as well as in the contexts of academic, social, and family life. SOS strives to give youth who have obstacles in their lives a sense of self empowerment, dedication, and success. By learning a new sport, committing to the entire 5 day session, and applying the Core Values both on and off the hill, the youth that SOS serves are given more than an opportunity to learn to snowboard, they are given an opportunity to succeed! Our organization is grateful for the interest and support of the community and from the volunteers who have helped make Snowboard Outreach a success. With additional community involvement and support SOS can continue to grow, serving at-risk youth through the sport of snowboarding, and through the positive friendships and connections of our adult volunteers.

Going into our fifteenth season, Snowboard Outreach Society is planning on serving over 2,500 at-risk youth through our snow sports, mentorship and core value curriculum nationwide.  We are in need of on-hill volunteers to support our 5-day Learn to Ride and 4-year University Snowboard Programs in Steamboat.  Below you’ll find a schedule of Steamboat on-hill ride days as well as contact information if you would like to get involved.  On-hill volunteers must attend a training session and complete an online volunteer form at www. prior to helping out on the hill.  SOS youth depend on the consistency of caring adults.  Please consider spending time with SOS youth this season, supporting and encouraging them on the hill through snowboarding and core values. For more information please check out our website: www. If you have not already been in touch with Dan Benhorin about volunteering with SOS this season, please contact him at or 970-9269292 ext. 3   Steamboat Ride Days at Mt Werner   Session 1: City of Steamboat Springs Teen Program Saturdays beginning January 10, including January 17, January  24, January 31, and February 7 Session 2: Craig Boys & Girls Club Saturdays beginning  February 21, including February 28, March 7, March 14, and March 21.

Please contact Amy McFadden if you would like more information or to volunteer for Snowboard Outreach ‘08/’09 Cell ph# 630-453-7159

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. - Thomas A. Edison


The Local • • Volume 8 • Issue 22V

October 23 - November 5 , 2008


RosemaryGebhardt Steamboat Springs


There’s crispness in the air and the aspen are golden. Already the thoughts of many are turning to Winter and all the wonderful recreational activities that come with the season. Over the years, I’d await the phone call from my son in Steamboat announcing, “First Snow!” My call to him from NY would typically be months later saying, “Finally… First Snow!” This coming January 3rd will be four years since he died in an avalanche on Soda Mountain on Buff Pass. Not a day goes by that my thoughts do not turn to him. I am forever indebted to


those who were with him and the Steamboat community who opened their hearts to us. Michael was an accomplished outdoorsman. His love and respect for nature was evident at an early age and grew as he did. Having been a NOLS graduate and avalanche certified, he was a firm believer in on-going education, safety, and awareness. It is my hope that this article fosters his love and beliefs. Whatever winter recreation one chooses – skiing, riding, hiking, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and so forth – many will venture into the backcountry for the pristine experience and sheer wonder and awe. Michael loved it, but

he also knew to be prepared. properly. And yet, as prepared as he and 6. Practice searching for his group were that day, and as avalanche transceivers/beacons much as Steamboat is considered and using other equipment. ( a low avalanche area, a tragedy 7. Research your route(s) can occur. and snow conditions There are in the exact locations no guarantees in which you plan to and an educated recreate. outdoorsperson 8. Remember and ( understands there anticipate the “human is a certain element factor.” Travel with of risk involved in people who have whatever one does. similar goals and There are, however, attitudes. many things one 9. Check the can do before forecast through venturing out. the CAIC at http:// ( It’s my goal and . that of Michael’s memorial fund to Once You’re raise avalanche There: awareness and to 1. Always carry promote on-going and know how to use ( education. The Michael Robert Gebhardt not only avalanche In addition memorial at Steamboat Springs equipment to the tips (transceivers, Botanical Garden listed below, probes, shovels, ( adapted and reprinted with snow test kits) but all necessary permission from the National Ski backcountry gear as well. Also Patrol, please visit their website have first aid and necessary at and the Colorado camping/emergency gear, food Avalanche Information Center and plenty of water. website at http://avalanche. 2. Always be aware of your Attend local clinics surroundings and be on the and take certification classes. ( lookout for any potential for a It is also imperative to learn slide. basic First Aid and CPR as 3. Analyze the stability of the these are vital components snowpack and conduct necessary of avalanche awareness and tests. backcountry safety. (Check with 4. Cross any potential your local hospitals and Red avalanche slopes/paths one at a Cross to get more information on time. available classes.) Support the 5. Know when not to go. endeavors of Colorado Avalanche ( Information Center (CAIC), Local Additional Backcountry Tips: and National Ski Patrols, and 1. Don’t overlook clues. Pay those of Search and Rescue. Attention! You are blessed to live in 2. Avoid traveling in the an area rich in natural beauty. backcountry alone. Stay with Whenever I visit Steamboat, I your group. ( know why my son made this 3. Make no assumptions. his home. Enjoy the outdoors, Avalanches can occur on stand in awe of Mother Nature different types of terrain. and give her the respect she 4. Remember the wind, sun deserves. Be safe, be prepared, and temperature changes are be well and be happy. constantly altering the stability (










Before You Go: 1. Take an avalanche safety course or clinic. 2. Know basic First Aid and CPR. 3. Read up on avalanches and the dangers associated with them. 4. Learn to recognize avalanche terrain. 5. Make sure to have all of the necessary equipment and ensure that they are working

of the snowpack. 5. Don’t hesitate to voice concerns or fears. 6. Remember that avalanche awareness is a lifelong endeavor – on-going education is essential.



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Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure. - Thomas A. Edison


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‘ SC O P E S


ChelseaYepello The Local • Steamboat Springs


October 22 -November 5, 2008


Is patience really a virtue? Do good things really come to those who wait? The world may never know. One thing is for sure though, “patiently” (March 21 - April 19) watching the water boil is not going to make that cup of noodles taste any better.


Something great has happened, but for some strange reason you still want to make it even better. Yes, it is good to strive for the greatest (April 20 - May 20) it can be, but it is also important to focus on what you have now and what you have been so graciously given. Keep reaching for the stars, but don’t forget that you may be riding on the prettiest in the sky. Awww....


Purple rocket ship to mars. Crewed by monkeys in little space suits... They say your crazy but you swear you have seen them. Don’t worry, that delirious wino on the street corner agrees with you.


When do you know you’ve found something good? When you get to know it... every nook and cranny of it ...and it is still exciting and interesting. That’s when.


In all of the fun, you have forgotten to fulfill your responsibilities. Unusually forgetting something you need to get done doesn’t really matter that much, maybe you forgot to do your laundry or fix the sink, but forgetting that you had to find the kid you are playing hide and seek with while babysitting them is just not cool.

(May 21 - June 20)

(June 21 - July 22)

(July 23 - Aug. 22)


And then one day, just as suddenly as it came, it was gone. You may have over reacted, or maybe you did exactly what needed to be done, but (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22) regardless, its finally over and your left with an empty feeling and a little sigh of relief.


(Sept. 23 - Oct. 23)

Are you totally excited right now because you should be! It's all happening and its all happening for you.


Yes, its been years but you can still recall how happy you were when you were finally able to climb out of that dark place and look at the world a little clearer and with a sparkling ember of hope. No you're not that person that was so shadowed anymore. Kudos to you.


You will soon join a very strange gathering of people that have the same strange obsession with hamster wheels as you do. At least now you don’t have to feel so alone as you stare at the squeaky wheel of joy.


Sometimes you just have to let it out, say what you mean and do what needs to be done. It can be nerve racking and may shake things up a bit, but at least then you wont mentally explode, projecting word vomit at the wrong time and the most awkward time possible.


When your almost there but cant seem to cross that finish line, that’s when it’s time to push a little harder and give it a little extra. Determination is key. And if that doesn’t work, just whine. That seems to work too.

(Oct. 24 - Nov. 21)

(Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)

(Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)

(Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)


This fortnight you will meet and person wearing bright red shoes. They will ask you for a dollar so they can buy a pack of gum. Do not give it to them, (Feb. 19 - March 20) they are not really going to buy gum. It’s a trick. The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around. - Thomas A. Edison


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October 23 - November 5 , 2008

original poem

original poem




How big can you blow a balloon before it bursts How hard can you pinch yourself before it hurts How far can you run before you fall How long can you drive before you stall How much can you spend until your broke How long can you live before you croak How much can you learn and not forget How long can you win when you keep doubling the bet How much can you see and not go blind How much knowledge will fill your mind And how long will it be till the end of time How full can you be and not overflow How far have you come, How far will you go And do you really want to know?


By John Wilkinson II

Are they going to pave the town In just one single day There’s nothing like growling diesel sounds When I’m soaking my blues away I try to close my eyes against the grind The progressive blind incessance But low the dust it coats my lids Whilst shovel heads gnash my essence Can’t they chill For just a sec Call the hands From off the deck “Yeah right” I laugh and shake my dread We’d sooner stop The bobbleheads

Local Rant is the latest addition to the book entitled, “Breakfast Ketchup” by local poet, John D. Wilkinson II - available at Off the Beaten Path & Epilogue

That run our country ‘Neath the turf And melt that caps To swell the surf We might as well stop The gassy pumps Or redneck weddings ‘tween sunburned chumps Poor misinformed And patriotic Armed to the teeth But sadly Quixotic They disgrace our land From Portland to Tampa I’d easier stem The churning Yampa The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense. - Thomas A. Edison

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October 22 -November 5, 2008

Walks like a Duck

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"SO CUTE" - if it gets any cuter, I'll get a toothache by Matt Jones




I’m sometimes white, Although sometimes I’m black. I take you there, But never bring you back. What am I? (The answer to the riddle can be found in the classifieds.)

1 Screw up 6 Singer Feliciano 10 Junky stuff 14 Donald Trump’s ex 15 Website whose logo’s letters are (in order) red, blue, yellow and green 16 Add to the staff 17 Beginning skier’s site 19 “Picnic” playwright William 20 They may be sent with smileys 21 Fluid that absorbs fats 22 White-collar criminal of sorts 24 Nickname in the OJ trial 25 Stole 26 “Like a Virgin,” for example? 29 “Can you provide more detail?” 33 Speechify 34 “The ___ of the Ancient Mariner” 35 ___ Arena (Sacramento Kings home court) 36 Pretzel ingredient 37 Evil spells 38 “OK, here ___...” 39 Court figure (abbr.) 40 Mardi waters? 41 “sex, lies and videotape” actress MacDowell 42 Late-night homework need 44 Prince Akeem’s destination, in “Coming to America” 45 Former “CSI” actor George 46 Play on the green 47 16-time medalist Michael 50 “See ya,” in Siena 51 “___ of Days” (Schwarzenegger film) 54 It’s for children, in a Pat Benetar song 55 Scrappy Doo’s catchphrase 58 Effortlessness 59 Presque ___ Bay 60 Be rude in line 61 “King Kong” actress Fay 62 Social Distortion

vocalist Mike 63 Teamed like oxen


1 Benjamin Netanyahu’s nickname 2 It may get fertilized 3 Doesn’t burn 4 “The Situation Room” network 5 Seat at a barn dance, maybe 6 Mold-y food? 7 Reedy instrument 8 Sucker 9 Halloween mask necessities 10 Guy who’s easily able to attract 11 NHL game locale 12 Provoke 13 Animal with an “Xing” sign 18 Construction area 23 “You’ve Got Mail” company 24 Nancy Reagan biographer 25 Company that made the first Mickey Mouse clock 26 Words that may follow “too bad” 27 Hoppin’ mad 28 Soda shop concoctions 29 Renovate

30 Wear away 31 Block due to cold weather, maybe 32 They can be kinda stuffy 34 Paper bundles 37 Advanced breakdancing move 41 Body check? 43 Word before robe or dance 44 Wharf where ships dock 46 Singing ability, slangily 47 “That was a close one!” noise 48 Catch wind of 49 Fashion designer Schiaparelli 50 Sgts. outrank them in the U.S. Marines 51 Forest Moon of Endor resident 52 Campbell who will return to “Scream 4” in 2010 53 Scott in a historic Supreme Court case 56 Take advantage of 57 “Now I’m onto you!” exclamation ©2008 Jonesin’ Crosswords (editor@

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The Local • • Volume 8 • Issue 22V

October 23 - November 5 , 2008


the angry grammarian


JefferyBarg jeff@theangrygrammarian. com John McCain may have robbed ACORN of its dignity. But what’s worse, the organization has been robbed of its acronym. The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) has been thrust into the spotlight as McCain has tried to paint the lowincome and workingclass advocacy group as a godless flag-burning gay Muslim tree-hugging crypto-Marxist terrorist cell. As news outlets finally give the press-starved organization some attention, far too many have reported on “Acorn,” lowercasing the hell out of it, disregarding its acronymic roots. Acronyms get uppercased, John: It’s “ACORN.” Unlike you, it stands for something. Dear Angry Grammarian, Please discuss the acceptance of, for instance, “$20 billion,” without a hyphen between “$20” and “billion.” Surely, “$20 billion” is a compound noun and should be spelled as “$20-billion.” Otherwise it reads: “Twenty dollars billion.” If the sum were to be spelled out, it would be: “twenty-billion dollars,” the “twenty-billion” being a compound adjective modifying “dollars.”

Last week I happened upon a 1961 Gay Talese article from The New York Times. The copyediting was adorable. “Good-by.” “Weekend.” “70 per cent.” Look even further back and you’ll find words like “to-day” and “tomorrow” hyphenated. Precious,

no? Point being, we’ve lost a lot of hyphens over the years. And good riddance to every one of ’em. You’re thinking too hard about this $20 billion. When your brain reads that dollar sign first, it instinctively knows to put it at the end of your number. There’s no confusion to begin with—and I defy you to find me a worthwhile style guide that disagrees. Adding a hyphen only gums up the works. And even internally, the logic for the hyphen isn’t there. Going with your argument, it would read not “twenty dollars billion,” but “dollars twenty billion.” Which is clearly dumb. While you’re at it, wanna spot a typo? Next time you’re reading something, be on the lookout for “$20 billion dollars.” I bet you see it within a day. Because while your brain knows to take that dollar sign and spell it out after your figure, all but the keenest proofreading eyes won’t realize when doing so doubles your dollars.

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Health care reform, stem cell research, education, economic bailouts, abortion, gay marriage, war…enough approved messages and debating! What the candidates need is to participate in is an Oprah-style book club, better yet; I’m inviting Obama, McCain, Biden and Palin to the Bud Werner Library’s Book Club. Of course you are all welcome and I’ll invite some more world leaders as well, like Chavez and maybe someone from the Middle East. Obama and McCain can’t say no because we’ll be discussing one of their favorite books. Ernest Hemingway’s 1940 novel For Whom the Bell Tolls is one of Barack Obama’s, John McCain’s and even Fidel Castro’s favorite novels. Obama and McCain have both commented on it being an inspirational novel. McCain is quoted saying in a 2002 public radio interview, “Robert Jordan was everything I ever wanted to be.” Robert Jordan is the protagonist in the novel, a brave and stoic

American man, who is fighting ensue about foreign intervention with the Socialist guerrillas in war since The Spanish Civil against the Fascists in the War was such an international Spanish Civil War. event. Would they all justify it? Castro’s wife claims that the Book Clubs can be very Cuban leader read the revealing in terms of book and used it as a ones moral values. How guide for his guerrilla can people like, Obama warfare. I’m not so and McCain, with such sure about that, but apparently different I’m willing to go out values, be inspired by the on a limb to say that same book? Discussing Osama Bin Laden might a book is a reality check initially enjoy this of sorts as people react novel, until he realizes to what’s playing out in that one of its themes the novel. For example Ernest Hemmingway do the readers trust is the futility of war, and the loss of idealism Pablo, the leader of the that accompanies the realization guerillas? What would Obama that taking sides is more and McCain say of Pablo’s war complex than many initially weary cynicism? Palin would consider. Maybe I’ll invite Osama. certainly relate to Pilar, who It really would be great to get is a loyal gypsy patriot, whose him out of the cave and discuss superstitious beliefs are revealed his values with different minded early on in the novel when she people. is reading Robert Jordan’s palm. Perhaps, Osama would relate Does Palin believe in reading to Robert Jordan, who is hiding palms? How would her running in the mountains in a cave in mate McCain react to this 1937, where his job for the superstitious character? Socialists is a suicide mission Biden seems like the lover to blow up a Fascist-controlled of the group, so I’ll be curious bridge as part of a larger to hear what he thinks of the offensive. Also, a discussion may love between Maria and Jordan.

Maria is a young girl the guerrillas rescued from a prison train, where she was raped. Maria and Jordan fall for each other immediately. Then there is the whole morality of war issue. I really look forward to them discussing the issue of morality being subjective and conditional and how that relates to Hemingway’s perspective in For Whom the Bell Tolls. Certainly if they would like to discuss world politics today they will be permitted to do so. This will certainly be the liveliest discussion we’d had at the Library’s Book Club. Until I get this particular book discussion organized you may wish to reread Hemingway’s war classic. You may also wish to consider attending the Library’s book discussion on Lloyd Jones’, Mister Pip, a book that “celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the power of narrative to transform our lives.” * Lloyd Jones’, Mister Pip discussion will be held on Thursday, October 30th at 6pm in the Library’s conference room. Ernest Hemingway’s, For Whom the Bell Tolls discussion is TBD.

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